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 Not responsible for any broken or out-of-date links.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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- IG Gate #4 – Obama Treasury Department Lawyers tell an IG they are his boss! 7/8/9 Fox News: “Neil M. Barofsky, the inspector general in charge of overseeing the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program recently expressed concern when Treasury Department officials informed him the department had legal authority over his office. Barofsky said such an arrangement could threaten his independence and ability to access documents relating to the bailout of the financial sector. The matter is currently being sorted out by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. According to news reports in mid-June, the Treasury’s assertion of its authority over Barofsky’s office came just as he was opening an investigation into the Treasury’s decision to approve bonuses for executives at the insurance giant AIG, which received billions in bailout money from the TARP fund.
- Obama Disses his own VP! 7/8/9 – While Biden recently said, “We Misread the Economy,” Barack Obama disagrees. “Obama, in Moscow yesterday, tried to modulate the impact of the vice president’s words that the administration had somehow miscalculated. “No, no, no, no, no,” he told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “Rather than say ‘misread,’ we had incomplete information.” To ABC’s Jake Tapper, he said, “There’s nothing that we would have done differently.”
- Obama Disses his own Secretary of State: Hillary! 7/9/9 Obama goes on a world foreign policy (he has one??!!!) tour and forgets to take his pal, Hillary! He has done an excellent job of containing Hillary Clinton. Fox News says: “When the president travels out of country, his secretary of state customarily follows. Not so with Hillary Clinton. More and more, President Obama is ditching his top diplomat when he travels abroad. By the time Obama returns from Ghana on Sunday, the last stop on his latest three-country tour, he will have visited nine countries without Clinton. That’s highly unusual for a new secretary of state. Though Clinton has accompanied Obama on several key international visits this year, including Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago, Obama has spent far more time than his predecessors without his foreign policy point person.”
- Obama: More Love for Dictators! Shakes Hands with Qaddafi!
- Obama Lies about how he met his Wife! 7/9/9 The real story of how Obama met Michelle didn’t fit the speech, so he made up a new one! Newser.com reports: “The president made a fairly public marital goof today, when he seemingly forgot how he met the first lady. “I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did,” he told students in Moscow—though Obama didn’t meet Michelle in class, or even at school, Politico reports. Though the Obamas both went to Harvard, Barack started the semester after Michelle Robinson graduated. The two met the next year, while Barack was a summer associate at a law firm where Michelle worked.”
- Obama Pays Voters! – Billions in Aid for Areas that Voted for Him 7/9/9 USA TODAY: “Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year’s presidential election. That aid — about $17 billion — is the first piece of the administration’s massive stimulus package that can be tracked locally…The reports show the 872 counties that supported Obama received about $69 per person, on average. The 2,234 that supported McCain received about $34.” – Blue counties get more from the stimulus plan! It’s more spreading of the wealth back to his own voters!
- Michelle Obama’s $6000 “Purse-Gate!” 7/9/9 The Angry White Guy notes Queen Michelle’s purse: “Italian luxury goods manufacturer VBH boasted yesterday that First Lady Michelle Obama had toted their $5,950 alligator manila clutch earlier this week while on a trip to Russia. No way, said the White House, which countered that the First Lady was carrying an $875 VBH patent leather clutch…Well that’s a relief, I mean in these tough economic times the toughest since the Great Depression that Biden and Obama misjudged, it good to know the First (*cough-cough*) Lady is be so frugal as to carry only a $875.00 purse plus taxes. I mean thank goodness it’s only $875 and not the original $6000 some thought it was!!!” – So real American women are losing their jobs, looking in their purses and finding no money, while Queen Michelle sports her $6000 purse and says let them eat cake. If this were a republican, you would have endless stories about how out of touch the Obama’s are with the American people! First her $540 shoes (see scandal # 268), now this.
- Obama Likes Big Butts & He Cannot Lie…well, he lies all the time, butt… 7/10/9 – Picture appears to show Obama checking out the full-size tail section of a rather young lady at the G8 summit. We show you the pic and video (click to watch). You decide…
- AP Exclusive: Holder may prosecute Bush Team over so-called “Torture” methods 7/12/9 After saying on 4/17/9 (and repeating later) that those who were doing their duties kept us safer and will not be prosecuted, Obama later said it was up to Attorney Generalista Eric Holder. Obama also said he was not in favor of prosecuting team Bush because it could get “politicized” and then flipped to say it was okay if it was bipartisan. Today, Nedra Pickler at the AP reports “Holder is considering whether to appoint a prosecutor and will make a final decision within the next few weeks.” – Team Obama continues to play both sides of the issue as it has all along. Robert Brothers Gibbs and Rahm Emanuel have both said Obama does not favor prosecuting Team Bush, while behind the scenes giving the order to Holder to go for blood. See related scandals # 225, 232 & 350.UPDATE: 8/24/9 Fox News: “Attorney General Eric Holder plans to appoint a special prosecutor to examine allegations that terror suspects were abused at the hands of their CIA interrogators. The highly controversial decision comes as the Department of Justice releases a 2004 report from the CIA’s inspector general detailing allegations of harsh interrogation practices — which Holder cited in his decision. “As a result of my analysis of all of this material, I have concluded that the information known to me warrants opening a preliminary review into whether federal laws were violated in connection with the interrogation of specific detainees at overseas locations,” Holder said…The newly-released document claims one interrogator said a colleague once told Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that if any other attacks happened in the United States, “We’re going to kill your children.” –ConservativeAmerican.org thinks: Yeah, so? It’s now torture and the subject of a national investigation if we lie to a terrorist!! Insanity gone wild!
- Obama Economic Adviser Lies, Saying Infrastructure is a “Big Part” of the Stimulus Plan 7/13/9 The RNC: “(Christina) Romer (top economic adviser to Obama) “We know a big part of the stimulus package was aimed at infrastructure, at construction more generally.” (CNBC‘s Closing Bell, 7/13/09) REALITY: Infrastructure Projects Receiving Very Small Percentage Of Stimulus Funds. “According to the report, 90% of the money distributed has come in the form of increased federal education and health-care grants to state governments. This money has helped many state governments to partially offset budget shortfalls. A much smaller portion has been spent on transportation infrastructure projects, the GAO said.” (Corey Boles, Flow Of Stimulus Funds Slightly Exceeds Forecast, The Wall Street Journal, 7/8/09)
- Obama Appointment Scandal #56 – Car Czar is Out, UNION LEADER is in! 7/14/9 This is nuts. Under Fire (see Scandal of 4/17/09), Car Czar Steve Rattner is out. Investigations into him continue. So who does Obama put in place to run Government Motors? The NY Daily News reports it will be former Steelworkers Union leader, Ron Bloom. What’s that they say about the inmates running the nut house? UPDATE 9/7/9 Gateway Pundit reports: “President Obama will announce that he’s appointing Ron Bloom his Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, White House sources tell ABC News. Bloom is currently Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as a member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, named to that position in February. He will remain in that position even while he takes on his new task. UPDATE 10/21/9: Glenn Beck reports Anita Dunn isn’t the only Chairman Mao lover working for Obama! Ron Bloom does too.
- Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Flip-Flops! 7/14/9 Racist Judge Sonia Sotomayor claims she’s not a racist after all! AP Reports: “”I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences,” Sotomayor declared.” – Quite the contrast from her earlier remarks she made several times indicating, “”I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Sotomayor said” – Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama is standing firm though. AP: “”We remain focused on some fundamental questions about the philosophy of Judge Sotomayor as expressed in her statement on more than one occasion over a period of 15 years. And they’ve expressed a rather serious critique of the classical ideal of blind justice.”
- Obama’s Intelligent Supreme Court Pick says Shooting someone “May not be legal!!!” 7/15/9 – Racist Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor actually said that. From the Associated Democrat Press: “At another point, Coburn asked whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution confers a right to personal self-defense.Under New York law, she said, it is permissible to use force to repel the threat of imminent death or very serious injury. Yet, she said, “If I go home, get a gun, come back and shoot you, that may not be legal under New York law because you could have alternative ways to defend. …” With laughter filling the room, Coburn interjected, “You’ll have lots of ‘splainin’ to do.’” Sotomayor joined in the laughter, saying, “I’d be in a lot of trouble then.” – Yeah, unless you got yourself as judge. Then, as a wise Latina woman who understands the plights of minorities who go to expensive private Catholic schools, you would no doubt find yourself not guilty. They laugh at her stupid example and her stupid conclusion that shooting someone “may not be legal,” but they will still vote to make her one of the most powerful people in the nation. Disgusting. UPDATE 7/17/9: Firefighters don’t like Sotomayor much either.
- VP Biden says the federal government has to spend money or else the nation will go bankrupt! 7/16/9 – Sean Hannity Reports on the Biden Gaffe Machine:
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- Team Obama Wipes out Jobs Created by Bush Logging Plan! 7/16/9 While the Obama Administration promises to create millions of new jobs out of one side of its mouth, it is eliminating jobs out of the other side! Team Bush had been working for five years to reduce the habitat for the spotted owl so more logging jobs could be created in the Northwest forests of Oregon. The Daily News Online reports: “Bush’s logging plan would have allowed five times the timber harvest sold last year. While a big jump, it would have been just half of what was logged before the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan dramatically cut logging to protect habitat for owls and salmon. Lawsuits from conservation groups sparked the Northwest Forest Plan, which cut logging by more than 80 percent in national forests of Oregon, Washington and Northern California to protect habitat for the spotted owl and salmon.” — Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar blamed the Bush Administration for not doing the paperwork properly and said he had no choice but to dump the Bush plan and wipe out those jobs.
- Obama Lies to the Pope!!! 7/16/9 Reuters reports: “President Barack Obama promised Pope Benedict on Friday that he would do everything possible to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, the Vatican said.” – Days after the meeting, the Obama Health Care Takeover is announced. By not including language to remove abortion from coverage, the ObamaCare plan includes the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act,” which undoes ever advance the Pro Life crowd has made since 1973. It wipes out parental notification and will increase the number of abortions in the United States…meaning Obama lied to the Pope.
- CBO Says ObamaCare Nightmare Cost Savings Claim is Nuts! 7/17/9 – Fox News: “The director of the Congressional Budget Office issued a warning to Democrats Thursday that their health care proposals would raise costs, not lower them. One day after a Senate panel approved its version of the health care reform plan, the first committee to do so, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf gave a dose of bad medicine to a separate committee. Asked by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., whether costs would be lowered — also known as “bending the curve” — Elmendorf responded: “The curve is being raised.”
- ObamaCare Nightmare Breaks Promise to be more Open (Again) 7/19/9 The Obama Health Care Plan (ObamaCare NightMare) was written in secret and passed out of two committees before anyone even read it! That breaks his promise to have “meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public.”
- ObamaCare Nightmare Breaks Secrecy Promise 7/19/9 ObamaCare also breaks candidate Obama’s promise to have “no more secrecy” in Washington so that the work in Washington will be “Open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people’s business.” Not sure how that fits in with writing the plan in secrecy and then approving a bill from committee before even the elected officials have read it!
- ObamaCare Nightmare Breaks Promise that American People will know what is in a Bill before it Passes! 7/19/9 See him make the promises, (like… “You’ll know what’s in it”) here:
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- The ObamaCare Nightmare & the Big Health “Crisis” Lie! 7/20/9 A New Zogby Poll says there isn’t any health care crisis! It’s the Big Health Crisis Lie! Fully 84% of Americans are either satisfied or VERY satisfied with their health care coverage! So where is the crisis?! The nation’s first socialist President has simply invented a “crisis” to help him push through “emergency” legislation that will allow the socialist-democrats to control a huge chunk of the economy and to take away more and more of your freedom and liberty!
- Sleeping Larry Summers Gets Economic Facts from Google Search??!!
- Obama Claims Slow Stimulus Spending is “Faster than Ever!”
- Obama Gaffe: Admits His Health Reform will Cause “Inefficiencies!”– 7/20/9 Politico reports: “Would health care reform bring “greater inefficiencies” to the country’s health care system? That’s exactly what Obama said Monday when he spoke about health care reform at the Childrens National Medical Center in Washington. “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system,” Obama said in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers. “And greater stability and security to America’s families and businesses.”
- Did Obama Make Up a Childhood Memory?– 7/20/9 President Obama: “I should note, just personally, I grew up in Hawaii, as many of you know, and I still recall sitting on my grandfather’s shoulders when those (Apollo Space Program) capsules would land in the middle of the Pacific and they’d get brought back and we’d go out and we’d pretend like they could see us as we were waving at folks coming home. And I remember waving American flags and my grandfather telling me that the Apollo mission was an example of how Americans can do anything they put their minds to.” But Houston, we have a problem. World Net Daily and Obambi.wordpress.com say, “The president actually lived in Indonesia in 1969…Obama lived in Indonesia as a child, from 1967 to 1971, with his mother and stepfather – and not with his grandfather and grandmother, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, in Hawaii…The Apollo 11 splashdown took place 1,440 nautical miles east of Wake Island and 210 nautical miles south of Johnston Atoll on July 24, 1969 – just before Obama’s eighth birthday.”
- Obama Says He’s “Not Familiar” with Key Part of ObamaCare Nightmare! 7/21/9 From the Heritage Foundation and Real Clear Politics: “During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance. He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” President Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” Rush Limbaugh says it’s on page 16 of your own ObamaCare Nightmare!
- ObamaCare Nightmare is a “Dream” for Illegal Aliens! 7/21/9 Obama will be providing free health care to illegal aliens and YOU will be paying for it! From The Obama File and Newsmax: “Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens when they successfully defeated a Republican-backed amendment, offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving government-subsidized health care under the proposed plan backed by House Democrats and President Barack Obama. The House Ways and Means Committee nixed the Heller amendment by a 26-to-15 vote along straight party lines.” –UPDATE 9/9/9 Rep. Joe Wilson shouts “You lie!” at Obama during the President’s address to congress after Obama claims no illegals will get care under “his plan” (despite not having a real plan). UPDATE 9/11/9 – Unless Obama comes up with a system where hospitals check ID’s before offering service, Obamacare certainly will cover illegal aliens. Politifact is wrong on this one. UPDATE 9/12/9 From ALIPAC: “Further evidence of Obama’s lie is found in the FACT that while illegal immigrants are mentioned in HR 3200 as being ineligible for health care benefits, there are no enforcement provisions and Republican lawmaker attempts to amend the legislation and add enforcement provisions have been voted down by Democrats. “Under current law, illegal aliens are not supposed to receive welfare or medicaid benefits. They are not supposed to register to vote or have jobs, either,” said William Gheen. “But due to a virtual non enforcement of our existing immigration laws, illegal aliens are stealing American jobs, registering to vote, and receiving welfare and medicaid benefits.” UPDATE 9/28/9: Fox News reports 21 socialist-democrats are trying to make sure illegals ARE covered by ObamaCare! “A group of House Democrats say it’s unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange.” Would you like a side order of “You Lie!” with that?
- Team Obama Claims the Obamacare Nightmare will cost less and add benefits! 7/22/9 Conservative American Bobby Jindal: “Mr. Obama’s rhetoric paints a picture of a massive new benefit that will actually cost average Americans less than what they pay today. The Democrats want middle-class taxpayers to believe they won’t feel the pinch of this initiative, even as their employers are assessed massive new taxes. They might as well try to argue that up is down.
- Rahm Emanuel: Recession is Over! 7/22/9 – From UPI & the New York Times: “White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told The New York Times Obama intends to use the news conference as a “six-month report card,” to talk about “how we rescued the economy from the worst recession.” – Well, that’s good news! We’ve all be rescued now and the recession is over. Rahm apparently doesn’t get out much.
- ObamaCare Breaks Obama’s own Transparency Promise! 7/22/9 – Team Obama continues to conduct the public’s business in top secret meetings! You can’t even find out who Obama has been meeting with to discuss the ObamaCare Nightmare! From the Los Angeles Times: “Invoking an argument used by President George W. Bush, the Obama administration has turned down a request from a watchdog group for a list of health industry executives who have visited the White House to discuss the massive healthcare overhaul. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sent a letter to the Secret Service asking about visits from 18 executives representing health insurers, drug makers, doctors and other players in the debate. The group wants the material in order to gauge the influence of those executives in crafting a new healthcare policy….(the group) said it would file suit against the Obama administration as early as today. The group already has sued the administration over its failure to release details about visits from coal industry executives. A White House spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said, “We are reviewing our policy on access to visitor logs and related litigation.”
- ObamaCare Nightmare Transparency Lie # 2
- ObamaCare Nightmare Transparency Lie # 3 7/22/9 Team Obama said the ObamaCare plan would not add to the huge budget deficit. Not true! Fox News: “House Democrats want to give doctors a $245 billion sweetener that helps ensure their critical support for a health care overhaul bill. Next up: Trying to explain how they could do it without breaking President Barack Obama’s promise that health legislation won’t increase the federal deficit. Obama reiterated the pledge in a “CBS Evening News” interview Tuesday, saying: “It’s got to be deficit neutral. It can’t add to our deficits.” So what of the Congressional Budget Office’s conclusion that the House bill does add to the deficit? Democrats and the Obama administration argue that the $245 billion included for doctors — the approximate 10-year cost of adjusting Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians don’t face big annual pay cuts — does not have to be counted in the overall cost of the health care bill. Their only-in-Washington reasoning is that they already decided to exempt it from congressional “pay-as-you-go” rules that require new programs to be paid for. In other words, it doesn’t have to be paid for because they decided it doesn’t have to be paid for“!!!!!
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 1 7/22/9 – Twice during his press conference, Obama lied saying he inherited from President Bush a $1.3-trillion federal budget deficit. Not true. On July 13th, we reported the deficit had just topped $1-trillion for the first time ever. That is Obama’s deficit. Bush never had a deficit anywhere near $1.3-trillion. For Obama to say so is an outright lie. Even the Associated Press noted: “Obama is…proposing a budget that assumes a jaw-dropping deficit of $1.75 trillion this year, a quadruple increase from the year before.” – More fuzzy math from this socialist administration.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 2 7/22/9 Obama makes the outrageous claim that the USA is “no healthier than any other nation” despite the money we spend on healthcare. Clearly an unsubstantiated claim.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 3 7/22/9 Obama says the “biggest driving force behind the federal deficit is the skyrocketing costs of Medicare and Medicaid.” Not True. Fox News reported on July 13th the real causes for Obama’s huge deficit: “the huge deficit is caused by, “the huge sum the government has spent to combat the recession and financial crisis, combined with a sharp decline in tax revenues. Paying for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan also is a major factor.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 4 7/22/9 Obama repeated his pledge that his health care plan “won’t add to the deficit. And I mean it!” Later he even added his plan is “designed to lower it!” – So what of the Congressional Budget Office’s conclusion that the House bill does add to the deficit? Democrats and the Obama administration argue that the $245 billion included for doctors — the approximate 10-year cost of adjusting Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians don’t face big annual pay cuts — does not have to be counted in the overall cost of the health care bill. Their only-in-Washington reasoning is that they already decided to exempt it from congressional “pay-as-you-go” rules that require new programs to be paid for. In other words, it doesn’t have to be paid for because they decided it doesn’t have to be paid for“!!!!! UPDATE 9/9/9 – Obama repeats the lie to congress and adds, “These are the facts. Nobody disputes them.” ANOTHER LIE!!! UPDATE 9/30/9: The National Review Online adds “This comment continues Obama’s already long tradition of trying to curtail debate by denying that anyone disagrees with him.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 5 7/22/9 Obama says his plan “lowers healthcare expenses.” The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says that’s not true. How long until he starts firing the CBO guys just like the inspectors generals he has canned?
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 6 7/22/9 Obama says his plan will, “slow the growth of healthcare expenses.” WHat growth?! You just said it is going to lower the expenses! Apparently there will be growth in expenses just like the CBO said this plan would do. UPDATE 9/30/9: The National Review Online adds “In July, CBO director Douglas Elmendorf said, “In the legislation that has been reported we do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount. And on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health-care costs.” The CBO projects that the legislation that Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.) has since introduced “would reduce the federal budgetary commitment to health care, relative to that under current law, during the decade following the 10-year budget window,” but hints that the 40 percent cut in Medicare’s reimbursement rates, which helps Baucus achieve that feat, is politically unrealistic.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 7 7/22/9 Obama says the Obamacare plan will “improve health care for seniors.” Not true. Rationing care means some get it and some don’t. Those with better chances (younger people) will get the care, the seniors won’t. Also, Obama says he’ll save money by getting rid of “things that don’t make you healthier.” HE gets to decide what those things are, not seniors or geriatric doctors!
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 8 7/22/9 Obama lies (David Axelrod repeated the lie on 7/23/9) saying his healthcare proposal “promotes choice.” Wrongo. The plan eliminates choice by 2013. Those seeking new health insurance will have no choice at all in 2013. They will HAVE TO go with the government-run, socialist healthcare plan. See the 7/21/9 scandal (above) where he said he’s “not familiar” with that part of the plan!!
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 9 7/22/9 Obama has the audacity to claim that he’ll pay for 2/3rds of his $1.5-Trillion healthcare plan by realizing “savings” from the fact the government will run healthcare!!! Has the government ever saved us a dime running anything?! What makes him think he can do so now? $600 hammer anyone?
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 10 7/22/9 Obama was dishonest with the american people when he claimed the “debt and deficit are deep concerns of mine.” We have demonstrated his deficit deception here. Democrats no longer care about deficits. Even the Associated Press noted: “Obama is not simply proposing a budget that assumes a jaw-dropping deficit of $1.75 trillion this year, a quadruple increase from the year before. He’s trying to redirect strong currents in American society.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 11 7/22/9 Obama used his own “new math” to claim he reduced the deficit! He said doing nothing would mean a budget deficit of $9.3-Trillion over ten years, something he can’t possibly know. But he said with his changes it will only be $7.1 trillion in ten years. He is already up to $1-trillion in the first year (and climbing rapidly). So, how does he claim that it will go down so dramatically while he increases healthcare spending? CBS News Chip Reed asked him about it at an earlier press conference (click here to see the video) basically “asking what about years 6, 7, 8 and 9 of his budget when the deficits keep going up, up, up. The president said “we’ll make new budgets by then,” and basically not to worry about it since it is so far away!!” – So, the President is using ficticious future budget cuts from a time when he may not even be president to claim that he is reducing the budget deficit! More blazing deficit hyprocrisy. We have been Leading the way Right on this story. Check out what we said on 3/21/9. UPDATE: Here’s what the NY Times added on 7/23/9: “The president continued to take credit for deficit reduction by making a claim that has been challenged by many experts. “If we had done nothing, if you had the same old budget as opposed to the changes we made,” the deficit over the next 10 years would be $2.2 trillion greater, the president said. In fact, $1.5 trillion of those “savings” are mainly based on an assumption that the United States would have had as many troops in Iraq in 10 years as it did when Mr. Obama took office. But before leaving office, President George W. Bush signed an agreement with Baghdad mandating the withdrawal of all American forces within three years. So Mr. Obama is claiming credit for not spending money that, under the policy he inherited from Mr. Bush, would never have been spent in the first place”!!! – UPDATE: Here’s what the Associated Press added: “Beyond that, budget experts have warned about various accounting gimmicks that can mask true burdens on the deficit. The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget lists a variety of them, including back-loading the heaviest costs at the end of the 10-year period and beyond. THE FACTS: Obama’s numbers are based on figures compiled by his own budget office. But they rely on assumptions about economic growth that some economists find too optimistic. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its own analysis of the president’s budget numbers, concluded that the cumulative deficit over the next decade would be $9.1 trillion.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 12 7/22/9 Obama again used his own “new math” to make the bizarre claim that he has “cut spending.” It’s more of the “Obama Gap” we reported on April 21st: “addressing congress he promised to get rid of government programs that don’t work and cut out that spending, then he proposes the biggest increase in government spending ever, now he asks his cabinet to cut $100-million in spending. He wants to increase the size of government to $4-Trillion a year, and asked for a cut FROM HIS HUGE BUDGET REQUEST of 1/35,000th of the amount he wants to spend.” – And that is how he claims he has “cut” spending…he cut the size of his gigantic increase.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 13 7/22/9 Answering a reporter question from a hot news babe, Obama said he wasn’t actually lying about having health care meetings on C-Span. He had said in the past these meetings were held in secret but in his new era of transparency, he would put them on C-Span. The reporter babe saw right through that. Obama says it wasn’t a lie though because he put the first meeting about healthcare on C-Span. Uhmmmmmmmmm….As O’Reilly said, “I don’t understand what the president is trying to say.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 14 – THE BIG ONE 7/22/9 Obama repeated his anti-Jim DeMint lie that the health care debate is “Not about me.” The Fox News Ticker earlier reported that U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley told them the president told a group of democrats, “You’re trying to destory my Presidency!” The hot-headed response came after the president learned a “large number” of centrist democrats are against his socialist healthcare plan. It really is all about him. UPDATE 7/28/9: More from Rush Limbaugh.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 15 7/22/9- The New York Times added some lies to our list. They report experts tell them “some of his points were debatable. – “For example, with the Obama-proposed new cost-control agency, the times notes: “Mr. Obama said: “It’s not going to reduce Medicare benefits. What it’s going to do is to change how those benefits are delivered so that they’re more efficient.”Hospitals say the cuts could indeed cut services in some rural areas and from teaching hospitals, which receive extra payments because of higher costs.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 16 7/22/9 NY Times: “Mr. Obama said doctors, nurses, hospitals, drug companies and AARP had supported efforts to overhaul health care.While it is true the American Medical Association has endorsed a bill drafted by House Democratic leaders, (it’s also true that) a half-dozen state medical societies have sharply criticized provisions that would establish a new government-run health insurance plan.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 17 7/22/9 NY Times: “The president said that health insurance companies were making “record profits.” America’s Health Insurance Plans, the main lobby for insurers, contends that “for every $1 spent on health care in America, approximately one penny goes to health plans’ profits.” UPDATE 10/26/9: St. Louis Tea Party adds the following, “health insurers historically see about a 6% profit margin, which is well below many other industry groups. Contrary to Obama’s claims, this margin did not change significantly during the Bush administration, and last year it was only 2.2%. It’s true that insurance premiums increased significantly during the past ten years, but it’s false to assert that these increases fed any kind of “obscene profits.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 18 7/22/9 The Associated Press & Yahoo! News added some lies to our list. For Example: “President Barack Obama’s assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric. Even now, nearly half the costs of health care in the U.S. are paid for by government at all levels. Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play.” – UPDATE 8/8/9: Obama lies during his weekly radio address saying his socialist plan will not be government-run! “the president pushed back against claims “that reform will…bring about a government takeover of health care. That’s simply not true.”
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 19 7/22/9 The Associated Press & Yahoo! News: “OBAMA: “We already have rough agreement” on some aspects of what a health care overhaul should involve, and one is: “It will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your insurance if you’re happy with it.” THE FACTS: In House legislation, a commission appointed by the government would determine what is and isn’t covered by insurance plans offered in a new purchasing pool, including a plan sponsored by the government. The bill also holds out the possibility that, over time, those standards could be imposed on all private insurance plans, not just the ones in the pool. UPDATE 9/9/9: To laughter from congress, Obama makes the claim that there are “just a few details” left to be worked out!
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 20 7/22/9 The Associated Press & Yahoo! News: “OBAMA: “You haven’t seen me out there blaming the Republicans.” THE FACTS: Obama did so in his opening statement, saying, “I’ve heard that one Republican strategist told his party that even though they may want to compromise, it’s better politics to ‘go for the kill.’ Another Republican senator said that defeating health reform is about ‘breaking’ me.” UPDATE 9/9/9: Obama continues to blame republicans, lying to congress about a “partisan spectacle” going on in the Obamacare debate. He does not need a single republican vote to pass his plan. If there is a problem getting it passed, it is a democrat-only problem!!! UPDATE 9/13/9: Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes. “There are those in the Republican party who think the best thing to do is just to kill reform. That that will be good politics.” — ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: Obama continues to spread the lie (un-checked by most in the media) that republicans are to blame for anything. He knows they are powerless to stop any health reform Obama wants. Obama’s claims simply are false.
- ObamaCare Press Conference Lie # 21 7/22/9 At the same press conference President Obama was caught leaving the truth out of his statement on the arrest of one of his friends. From the Associated Press & Yahoo! News: “OBAMA: “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.” THE FACTS: The facts are in dispute between black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the white police sergeant who arrested him at his Cambridge, Mass., home when officers went there to investigate a reported break-in. But this much is clear: Gates wasn’t arrested for being in his own home, as Obama implies, but for allegedly being belligerent when the sergeant demanded his identification. The president did mention that the professor was charged with disorderly conduct. Charges were dropped.” – Pretty amazing that a President of the United States would stoop so low as to call several police officers, not public figures, “stupid.”
- Obama Flip Flops on Urgent Need for Healthcare Bill! 7/23/9 Just one day after offering a 21-lie salute about his Obamacare healthcare bill, the President has made a major u-turn in his opinion. Just last night he said the urgency of getting his socialist healthcare passed right now is all those letters he supposedly has on his desk…today Fox News reports he now says it’s okay that Harry Reider has dumped the Half-Black Prince and said no vote will happen in Washingtonwarts until at least the fall! And Obama claims he’s okay with that! He just got done losing his cool telling democrats against him that they are trying to “destroy my Presidency!” and now he’s ok with it??!!
- Obama Appointment Scandal #57 – Cass Sunstein 7/24/9 Fox News: “Cass Sunstein’s views on litigating on behalf of animals has raised concerns for Sen. John Cornyn, who placed a hold on the nominee…who’s says he’s not convinced that Harvard professor…Sunstein won’t push a radical animal rights agenda, including new restrictions on agriculture and even hunting.…”Sen. Cornyn finds numerous aspects of Mr. Sunstein’s record troubling, specifically the fact that he wants to establish legal ‘rights’ for livestock, wildlife and pets, which would enable animals to file lawsuits in American courts,” the Republican’s spokesman, Kevin McLaughlin, said in a statement to FOXNews.com. Cornyn’s hold on Sunstein comes just as Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., last week lifted his own hold on the nominee, whom Obama tapped in April to become the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Budget and Management…Despite his assurances to the contrary, Sunstein has spoken stridently in favor of allowing people the right to bring suit on behalf of animals in animal cruelty cases and to restrict what he calls the more horrific practices associated with industrial breeding and processing of animals for food. In a 2007 speech at Harvard, Sunstein also advocated restricting animal testing for cosmetics, banning hunting and encouraging the general public to eat less meat. The Center for Consumer Freedom’s David Martosko, a Sunstein critic, said those positions make the agricultural industry — major stakeholders in the states represented by both Chambliss and Cornyn — nervous. Martosko said there are plenty of ways to pursue a “stealth campaign” on any one of these fronts — guns or animal rights — by putting pressure on the regulatory heads of the different agencies. “He is the gatekeeper between the president and the secretaries,” he said, noting that “as a regulatory czar, he won’t be a judge or a legislator, so he cannot make laws. … What he can do is nudge the departments in the direction of his philosophy,” which is very much in line with “hard core animal rights zealots.” – – UPDATE: The New York Post says Sunstein has a new book coming out: “Sunstein, a Harvard professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a “chilling effect” on speech that might hurt someone’s feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them. Advance copies of Sunstein’s new book, “On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done,” have gone out to reviewers…considering the prominence with which Sunstein is about to be endowed, his worrying views are fair game now…It’s the bland (job) titles (from Obama) that should scare you the most. “Although obscure,” reported the Wall Street Journal, “the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.” – – The NRA may want to keep tabs on this guy’s nomination and make sure senators know those for gun rights don’t want this guy in any position. UPDATE 9/18/9: After being named to our “Obama’s Most Unwanted List,” Sunstein also is named to Sean Hannity’s “The President’s Top Ten” list. Hannity points out Sunstein is married to another member of the Obama Appointee Scandal Crowd, Samantha Power!
- Obama Apologizes for calling a White Police Officer “Stupid” 7/24/9 – On Wednesday, President Obama took the bizarre and unheard of step of calling a private citizen “stupid” during a nationaly televised press conference. Obama was given the chance Thursday to retract those words against Sgt. James Crowley, but held firm. Friday, he couldn’t stand the heat from his own kitchen and was forced to retract. Of course he waited until Friday, the slowest news day, so no one would really hear that he might actually be sorry for starting a racism fire in the country. Here’s a quote from the Associated Democrat Press, see if you can catch their bias: “He said he continued to believe that the both the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. had overreacted during the incident, but the president also faulted his own comments. “This has been ratcheting up, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up,” he said. “I want to make clear that in my choice of words, I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department and Sgt. Crowley specifically. And I could’ve calibrated those words differently.” — Did you catch it? They said Obama “continued to believe” that his pal, Mr. Gates, had overreacted. Continued? That’s the first time he was willing to spread some of the blame to his own friend. That’s called “started” not “continued.”
- President Obama Doesn’t Want “Victory” In Afghan War!!! 7/24/9 – NewsBusters reports: “You see, Barack Obama said on TV this week that “victory” isn’t his “goal” in Afghanistan. Why not? “I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur,” Obama told ABC News. It is telling that when Barack Obama pictures “victory” he doesn’t see in his head that famous photo of the U.S. Sailor kissing the pretty girl in Times Square on Victory Day. Instead, what is immediately conjured up in Obama’s mind is the bedraggled figure of a beaten Japanese Emperor groveling at the feet of U.S. military might.” — ConservativeAmerican.org adds: This one is over the top, nutzoid, impeachable stuff! He doesn’t want us to win a war we are in? He worries about using the word “Victory?” Is this the Obama you liberals voted for?
- President Obama Messes Up History Again 7/24/9 – NewsBusters reports there was another problem with the Obama quote about victory: “Once again we see another example of Obama’s ignorance of history, even American history. In fact, Emperor Hirohito didn’t even sign the document that finalized the surrender of Japan to General MacArthur. That duty was performed by Japan’s Foreign Minister, Mamoru Shigemitsu, and one of its generals, Yoshijir Mumezu. In fact, we didn’t destroy Japan’s Emperor, rather we allowed him to continue on in a ceremonial role to allow the Japanese to feel as if they hadn’t been entirely crushed and that some of their traditions might live on. So, once again, Obama garbles history, disrespects his own country, and sets us up to be discounted as a viable force by foreign nations. Obama’s discounting of “victory” in Afghanistan is dangerous news for our troops. It signals a man that will not give our troops the support they need to win the war and come home with our pride and safety intact.”
- Obama Plans Luxury Vacation while More and More Lose Jobs! 7/26/9 – Blogger “Donna” at “In Her Thoughts” has the story on this one: “The (Martha’s) Vineyard Gazette reported Friday that the first family has leased the Blue Heron Farm, a 28.5-acre spread worth $20 million that offers a pool, golf tee and basketball court, along with a Victorian farm house. A reconstructed Pennsylvania barn and a Vermont shed there date to the 1800s. Reportedly, it’s about $35,000 to $50,000 a week but you get so many perks that it’s really a steal! (stealing from your country!) Besides, wouldn’t the owners give the Obama’s a break seeing as the owners, considering that they’re tax-payers, are footing the bill in a country where the President is trying to make it a third-world country?”
- VP Biden Claims No Red Tape or Delays in Stimulus Spending!!! 7/26/9 Michael Steele at the RNC is responsible for this item on our list: “The bottom line is that two-thirds of the Recovery Act doesn‘t finance programs, but goes directly to tax cuts, state governments and families in need, without red tape or delays.” (Joe Biden, What You Might Not Know About the Recovery, The New York Times, 7/26/09) REALITY: Shovel-Ready Projects Haven’t Been Allowed To Start. (Don Lee, Highway Spending Isn‘t The Stimulus It Was Envisioned To Be, The Los Angeles Times, 7/20/09)
- Obama Hypocrisy – AGAIN 7/28/9 – Newsbusters has uncovered some information from 2004 that is quite interesting. Newsbusters says when George W. Bush was President, Senator Obama was critical of him for trying to force legislation through congress too quickly! For all the talk from Obama about how awful Bush was, he sure is doing things the same way! “the hypocrisy seems so massive that it is destined to go viral on the Web.” – – From Naked Emporer News comes the transcript: BARACK OBAMA: …When you rush these budgets that are a foot high and nobody has any idea what’s in them and nobody has read them. RANDI RHODES: 14 pounds it was! BARACK OBAMA: Yeah. And it gets rushed through without any clear deliberation or debate then these kinds of things happen. And I think that this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean you remember that there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.
- Team Obama Limits Free Speech!!! 7/28/9 – RUSH LIMBAUGH: By the way, Connie Hair at Human Events reports that House Republicans… are now barred by Democrats on the Franking Commission — that’s in charge of mail — from saying “‘government-run health care’ in the communications with their constituents.” They have to pay for the postage themselves if they want to be able to say “government-run health care.” The Democrats on the Franking Commission have refused the Franking privilege, free mail to constituents, if they use the term “government-run health care.” This is a perfect illustration of the authoritarian — or as Mark Levin calls them, the statist.” — Hints of Fascism from Team Obama.
- VP Biden In Trouble For Getting it Right??? 7/28/9 Fox News: “The Obama administration this week was compelled, once again, to explain and defend the vice president after he made some tough comments about Russia. Biden had suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that Russia would have no choice but to cooperate with the United States because it is on the brink of sharp decline. After a rebuke from the Kremlin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walked back the remarks. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs still defended Biden as an “enormous asset”…But blunt Biden, in committing a truth about Russia, ran afoul of his own advice, which he gave in the very same interview with the Journal. “It is never smart to embarrass an individual or a country when they’re dealing with significant loss of face,” Biden said. “My dad used to put it another way: Never put another man in a corner where the only way out is over you.” After the article was published — “withering” quote and all — Russia seemed to be the man in the corner.
- Obama Lie: Stimulus is Pork Free! 7/29/9 The RNC: “And less than one month after taking office, we enacted the most sweeping recovery package in history, and we did so without any of the earmarks, pork-barrel projects that are usually accompanying these big — these big bills.” (Transcript: President Obama Delivers Remarks On Economic Recovery At Town Hall Meeting,? The Washington Post, 7/29/09) REALITY: Pelosi’s Mouse Receives Stimulus Funds. “The tiny mouse that became a hotly disputed symbol of wasteful spending in the congressional debate over the $787 billion economic stimulus bill has returned to pester House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Obama administration quietly announced last week that as much as $16.1 million from the stimulus program is going to save the San Francisco Bay area habitat of, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.” (S.A. Miller, GOP Slams Stimulus Mouse Money, The Washington Times, 7/9/09)
- Obama Economic Adviser Says Stimulus is being Incredibly Well Spent! 7/31/9 The RNC: “MSNBC‘S DYLAN RATIGAN: “What is the cost in your mind of the trillions that were put at the government level in order to basically pull the parachute?” CHRISTINA ROMER: “I think it was money incredibly well-spent.” (MSNBC‘s Morning Meeting, 7/31/09)
REALITY: Stimulus Money Going To Fix Roads That Don’t Need Repairs. “Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads …” (Brett J. Blackledge and Matt Apuzzo, Stimulus Cash Not Fixing Dangerous Bridges, The Associated Press, 7/31/09)
- Obama to break promise not to raise taxes on the middle class!! 8/2/9 – Fox News: “President Obama may have to break his campaign pledge and raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for public health care and the growing deficit, an eventuality that administration officials touched lightly on Sunday as they promoted an economy emerging from recession…Asked point blank whether it was right to suggest it is a matter of when, not if, taxes will be raised, (Tim the Tax Cheat) Geithner responded, “It is absolutely right.” – – This could be Obama’s Biggest Lie Yet!
- Obama Administration Disagrees with Itself about Economic Recovery!!! 8/2/9 – While Tim the Tax Cheat Geithner says the economy won’t have any kind of strong and sustained recovery with the huge Obama deficits, Team Obama says the economy already is recovering! Fox News: “”We will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained, unless we … can convince the American people that we’re going to have the will to bring these deficits down…” Geithner said on ABCDEmocrat’s “This Democrat Week.” – – “But the president’s team circling the Sunday morning news shows was quick to note that there are signs the recession is easing despite a persistent decline in job losses in the past six months.” — Yep. The economy is actually better even though you just got a huge pay cut (I feel your pain) or just lost your job.
- Socialist President Obama Limits Executive Pay! 8/2/9 Breitbart, the Associated Democrat Press, and Nachumlist all report: “The House has voted to restrict how Wall Street executives get paid after nine banks that took government aid rewarded thousands of their employees with bonuses topping $1 million each. The vote advances the first piece of a broader proposal by President Barack Obama to increase oversight of financial institutions. The legislation…prohibit(s) large companies from fashioning pay incentives that encourage employees to take financial risks that could threaten the economy or the viability of the institution…The bill includes other Obama suggestions: It would give shareholders a nonbinding vote on compensation packages and prohibit directors on compensation committees from having a financial relationship with the company and its executives.” — Hard to believe. This is the United States of America! Things like this are not supposed to happen here. This is what we get for electing the nation’s first Socialist President.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 58 -Communist Green Jobs Czar says No One Knows what a “Green Job” even is!!! – 8/2/9 From NEWSREAL: “Van Jones, a self-described former communist who was arrested and briefly detained during the Rodney King riots, was interviewed by Newsweek’s Daniel Stone for a July 28, 2009 web-only story. The article begins: ‘Washington is spending $60 billion to create the careers of the future, but not a single green job yet exists. Obama’s ‘green czar’ explains.’ – Except Jones doesn’t really “explain” anything at all. Instead, Jones tells Newsweek that the real problem is that no one in authority can agree about just what a “green job” actually is: ‘Well, we still don’t have a unified definition, and that’s not unusual in a democracy…But the Department of Labor is working on it very , diligently…Since Jones literally wrote the book on “green jobs” (2008’s The Green Collar Economy), this revelation doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.” — Another great choice of friends by Barack Hugo Obama! UPDATE 9/4/9: Along with being a communist, signing a petition that says Bush is responsible for 9/11 (See Scandal dated 9/3/9), and admitting he doesn’t know what green jobs really are (above), Jones is caught on tape calling himself an A**hole and saying republicans are A**holes (Scandal dated 9/2/9). Fox News notes it was Rodney ‘Can’t We All Just Get Along King’ who made Van Jones famous: “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of,'” he said in a 2005 interview with the East Bay Express. Jones told the newspaper he stayed in San Francisco, and for the next 10 years worked with a lot of the people he met in jail. Months after the King verdict came down, Jones said, “I was a communist.” At the time he became involved with a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which described itself as committed to Marxist and Leninist ideas. He also started putting pressure on police in San Francisco, monitoring and drawing attention to allegations of police brutality. He was quoted accusing the police department of “killing black people.”…A declared “communist” during the 1990s, Jones once associated with a group that looked to Mao Zedong as an inspiration. Jones’ exceptional past is reminiscent of associations noted during the presidential campaign, when then-Sen. Barack Obama doggedly fended off claims that he was tied to radicals and overzealous activists….(Van Jones) also has consistently leaned on racially charged language, pointing the finger at “white polluters and the white environmentalists” for “steering poison” to minority communities!” –ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: Jones is another of Obama’s clearly Racist Friends. The President has put him in charge of spending $30-Billion dollars!! A consistent theme to this amazing, constantly growing Scandals List is Obama’s incredibly poor judgement in picking friends and associates who are bizarre, crazy radicals! This is what we warned people about before the election! Not many believed us. We were just ‘right wing extremists’ trying to steal the election from a half-black man. Nonsense. People are now seeing Obama’s true color…Socialism. Glenn Beck has been following our lead lately, highlighting a few of the more crazy Obama Appointment Scandals. Van Jones is a real radical who should be fired. So is Barack Obama. Obama said in his own book that he purposely seeks out Communist friends. We are not making that up. See page 1 of the scandals list. Read More from Phil Kerpen at Americans for Prosperity.UPDATE 9/5/9: MotorCityTimes.com has video of Jones calling George W. Bush a “Crack-head!” See it here. UPDATE 9/6/7: Van Jones is forced to Resign saying the accusations against him are not true!!! One down, about 60 more to go! UPDATE 3/29/2010:Jones is number two on Conservative American U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s “Top 10” list of President Obama’s nominees and appointees who have resigned in disgrace.”
- Obama To Move Gitmo Prison to Kansas or Michigan! – 8/2/9 – While the media still refuses to acknowledge Obama has created his own Club Gitmo Prison at Bagram Air Force Base in Iraq, Obama is looking to create his second Gitmo…this one on the U.S. mainland! Team Obama has been both for, and against, bringing terrorists here from the beginning. Still King Obama has promised to close Guantanamo Bay by January, 2010. Reports now are coming out that claim he might put terrorists at a soon-to-be-closed maximum security prison in Michigan or “the 134-year-old military penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,…to hold the 229 suspected Al Qaeda, Taliban and foreign fighters now jailed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.” – – Harry Reid has promised Americans that no terrorists from Guantanamo will come the the U.S.! But Obama is planning to do just that! Obama Attorney General Eric Let ’em Go Holder has said BOTH that terrorists could be brought here and that they won’t be brought here! Meanwhile, from Fox: “Some lawmakers have already voice opposition to bringing Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. for trial, even in heavily guarded settings.” — FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress that bringing Guantanamo detainees to the United States could pose a number of risks, even if they were kept in maximum-security prisons. White House Spinster Robert Brothers Gibbs and Attorney General Eric Let ’em Go Holder both quickly responded that Obama would never do anything to endanger Americans. The Hypocrite-in-Chief is, in fact, planning to endanger Americans by bringing these monsters to the midwest.Why doesn’t he put these terrorists in his own home state of Illinois with his terrorist pal Bill Ayers?
- Larry Summers Flip Flop on When Stimulus Money will Start Helping 8/2/9 The RNC: “In February, (Obama Adviser Larry) Summers Claimed Effects Of Stimulus Would “Begin Almost Immediately.” CNN‘S WOLF BLITZER: “It‘s a tough call, obviously, right now for these members of Congress. But if the president gets his way and gets this package approved, he signs it into law, how soon before the American public starts to feel results, the creation of jobs?” LARRY SUMMERS: “You‘ll see the effects begin almost immediately.”(CNN‘s The Situation Room, 2/9/09) REALITY: Now Summers Argues Stimulus Intended To “Play Out In The Next Couple Of Years.” LARRY SUMMERS: “The administration‘s report was very clear that the stimulus would build over time, that less than 10% of the job creation would take place during 2009, that the largest impacts would be felt as the program took effect, as all of those projects got started … the stimulus bill is a bill that‘s largely going to play out in the next couple of years.” (NBC‘s Meet The Press, 8/2/09)
- Obama Adviser Flip Flop on Economic Recovery! 8/2/9 The RNC: “(Economic Adviser Christina) Romer Claimed Stimulus Would Make Economy “Turn The Corner And We Will Start Adding Jobs.” ROMER: “I think we certainly are experiencing a very severe downturn, but I think with this action, together with the actions that Secretary Geithner announced yesterday, we will turn the corner and we will start adding jobs, rather than losing them at more than half a million a month, like we have been for the last four months.” (Fox Business News Happy Hour, 2/12/09) REALITY: Now Romer Argues Economy Has Yet To “Hit Bottom,” Recovery Will Be Slow. ROMER: “[W]e still have a ways to go before we hit bottom and certainly it‘s going to be a long hard slog getting out of this.” (CNN‘s State Of The Union, 8/2/09)
- Tim the Tax Cheat Geithner does a Flip Flop on Economic Recovery too! 8/2/9 The RNC: “In February, Geithner Said Stimulus Would Provide “Immediate Response To The Current Crisis.” “We view our economic recovery plan, our financial stability plan and now this homeowner affordability plan as three legs to the same stool — an integrated whole that represents our immediate response to the current crisis.” (Pete Kasperowicz, Geithner Touts $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit, Reuters, 2/25/09) REALITY: Geithner Now Argues Economy Long Way From Recovery, “Ultimate Test” Of Stimulus Yet To Be Met. GEITHNER: “I think we have a ways to go … Unemployment is very high in this country … We need recovery to be built on private demand, private spending. Businesses taking a chance in the American economy. Putting investments to work, starting to rebuild their employment base. That‘s the ultimate test for recovery.” (ABC News‘ This Week, 8/2/09)”
- Obama’s Flip-Flop-Flip on Tax Hike for Middle Class! – 8/3/9 First Obama said no tax hike for the middle class. Now, just one day after Team Obama flipped and had players say a middle class tax hike might be needed, they have flopped back again! Yesterday both Tim the Tax Cheat Geithner and White House Economic Council President Larry Summers said a middle class tax cut might be needed. Fox News: White House Spinster Robert “Gibbs, though, dismissed the comments as part of a “hypothetical back and forth” that Geithner and Summers allowed themselves to engage in. “Promising that everyone’s going to be on message may be a bar that’s too high to leap over,” Gibbs said.” — Getting Team Obama on the same page is “a bar that’s too high??!!!
- Obama’s Broken Promise To Elkhart, Indiana 8/2/9 The RNC: “I promised you back then that, if elected, I‘d do everything I could to help this community recover, and that’s why I came back today, because I intend to keep my promise … That‘s why I put forth a recovery and reinvestment plan that is now before Congress.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks By The President At Town Hall, Elkhart, Indiana, 2/9/09) REALITY: Unemployment Has More Than Doubled In Elkhart Since Last Year. In June 2009 unemployment in Elkhart hit 16.8%, up from 6.8% in June 2008. (Bureau of Labor Statistics Website, http://www.bls.gov/, Accessed 8/3/09)
- Sebelius Mad at Free Speech! – 8/3/9 Obama’s Health and Abortion Services Director, Katherine Sebelius, shouts back at socialist medicine protesters. Fox News: “The Senate bill isn’t written so don’t boo the senator (Specter) for not reading a bill that isn’t written,” she said. That explanation, which undermined an earlier failed argument that the legislation should be passed quickly, didn’t satisfy many of the more than 400 people estimated in attendance. Dozens in the back shouted at Sebelius when she said the bill would stop the system of rationing that insurance companies use. Sebelius then scolded the audience who jeered her, saying she would take questions if people could stop shouting at each other.
- Obama Lies About Reducing Medicare Benefits! – 8/3/9 From CNN July 28th comes this Obama quote: “”Nobody is talking about trying to change Medicare benefits,” he said. “What we do want is to eliminate some of the waste that is being paid for out of the Medicare trust fund.” – – Then, from MicroSoft-NBC today comes this statement about Medicare Cuts: “Furthermore the CBO said an administration-backed independent council of medical experts to recommend Medicare cuts would only yield modest savings.” — So it seems there will be Medicare CUTS after all! UPDATE 8/8/9: Washington Post: “In his weekly Internet and radio address, the president pushed back against claims “that reform will…cut Medicaid,…That’s simply not true.”
- Orszag Claims ObamaCare Nightmare is “Deficit Neutral!!!” – 8/3/9 The ObamaCare Nightmare will add from $1-Trillion to $1.5-Trillion to federal government spending over the next ten years. The federal government does not have that money. It will need to print more money, or go back to its parent company (China) to ask for more money…AGAIN. It certainly will add to the deficit that Mrs. Peter Orszag, Obama’s liberal blogger turned budget director who used to care about budget deficits, says won’t grow under the plan!!! From MicroSoft-NBC comes his outrageous claim: “White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, a former CBO director, insists that the health care effort “is deficit neutral over the first decade”
- Obama’s Cyber Security Czar Quits! Appointment Scandal # 59 – Melissa Hathaway 8/4/9 The Wall Street Journal: “The resignation highlights the difficulty the White House has had following through on its cybersecurity effort. President Barack Obama first outlined his cybersecurity plans in a high-profile speech May 29, announcing his intention to create a top White House cybersecurity post — a position he has yet to fill. Melissa Hathaway, who completed the Obama administration’s cybersecurity review in April, said in an interview that she was leaving for personal reasons. “It’s time to pass the torch,” she said, adding that she and her colleagues have provided an “initial down payment for what’s needed to start to address cybersecurity.” In the past year, intelligence officials have grown increasingly concerned about Chinese and Russian cyberspies surveilling U.S. infrastructure and military networks. People familiar with the matter said Ms. Hathaway has been “spinning her wheels” in the White House, where the president’s economic advisers sought to marginalize her politically.” – ConservativeAmerican.org asks how it can be “time to pass the torch,” when she just got there?!
- Obama’s Technology Policy Adviser Quits! Appointment Scandal # 60 – Susan Crawford 8/4/9 Big Government reports Obama may be back-tracking on his so-called “Net-Nuetrality” position. “Crawford…is a strong proponent of net neutrality, which critics have charged would amount to a government takeover of the internet. The policy has been the focus of widespread, bipartisan opposition in recent weeks, emanating from everyone from internet service providers to liberal-aligned groups and elected Democrats at the state and federal level. Crawford’s resignation attracted little attention when the American Spectator noted it on Monday…But observers say…Crawford ran afoul of White House economic adviser Larry Summers, who sources say may be concerned about the political impact of net neutrality. In its write-up, the Spectator noted that: “[Summers] and other senior Obama officials were unaware of how radical the draft Net Neutrality regulations were when they were initially internally circulated to Obama administration officials several weeks ago. ‘All of sudden Larry is getting calls from CEOs, Wall Street folks he talks to, Republicans and Democrats, asking him what the Administration is doing with the policies, and he isn’t sure what they’re talking about,’ says one White House aide. ‘He felt blind-sided, and Susan was one of those people who heard about it.’”
- Obama Bailout’s “Cash for Clunkers” is destroying perfectly good cars! – 8/4/9 Fox News: “To receive government reimbursement, auto dealers who offer rebates on new cars in exchange for so-called clunkers must agree to “kill” the old models, using a method the government outlines in great detail in its 136-page manual for dealers: Drain the engine of oil and replace it with two quarts of a sodium-silicate solution.” – – So to save the earth, they are destroying perfectly good cars and filling the landfills with them. Environmental Wackos on parade. This hurts the poor too because the cars some of them can afford to buy are simply being destroyed, reducing the inventory and increasing the cost of used cars. Whatever happened to reduce, re-use and recycle? They are not reducing waste, they are increasing it! There is no re-use only waste! Can you imagine what the reaction would be if a republican had come up with a plan that hurts the poor like this? Strange, we don’t hear anything on the news about how mean the democrats are. UPDATE 8/5/9: Fox News: “Sold as an economic stimulus and an environmental salve, the “cash for clunkers” program has succeeded in jump-starting the ailing auto industry. But some environmental and national security watchdogs are now arguing that the harm caused by destroying the used vehicles — required by the government trade-in program — may outweigh the benefits of exchanging pollution-spewing gas guzzlers for new, more efficient cars. “Disposing of old products, a step required by most incentive and rebate programs, also has environmental costs,”
- Obama Acts Like a Fascist: Keeps White House List of those who Oppose the ObamaCare Nightmare! – 8/4/9 From Redstate and Jeff Emanuel: “If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama’s plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP. From the White House website: ‘There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.’ …The White House has, as yet, offered no explanation of what it is they plan to do with the tips on policy opposition they hope to receive from citizen informers.” Hitler also asked informants to turn in lists of names of those who opposed him. Obama is out of control with this one! UPDATE 8/5/9 Fox Nation: “Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn…“I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests,” Cornyn writes today in a harshly worded letter to President Barack Obama in which he asks the president to immediately halt the effort.” UPDATE 8/17/9: Fox Nation: “The White House on Monday implemented several new changes to its Web site, apparently aimed at reducing the number of people who receive unsolicited e-mails from the administration and at battling charges that it’s collecting personal information on critics. After the White House took heat for asking people to report “fishy” information about health care reform, the e-mail address set up for that purpose became inactive Monday.”
- White House Spokesman Changes Tune on Iranian Leader! – 8/5/9 For a very brief time today, Fox News had a story up indicating that Robert Gibbs was backtracking on comments he made just yesterday about the so-called Iranian President. The story and any historical record of it have been deleted from the Fox site. The piece pointed out that yesterday Gibbs said Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronunciation: My-in-a-mood I’m-a-nutta-Job) was the elected leader of Iran. Because the statement would indicate the Administration was recognizing the ruthless dictator as the fairly “elected” leader, reporters questioned him about it. Gibbs repeated, “He’s the elected leader.” Today, he back-tracked and said that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been inaugurated as the leader. He made the change to apparently clarify that Team Obama was not, after all, saying Ahmadinejad had been elected in any type of fair election.
- Congress Bails Out Toyota and Honda?!!! – 8/6/9 – The stupid cash for clunkers program that uses your tax dollars to destroy working autos is also bailing out Toyota and Honda, two Japanese car makers! You are bailing out foreign companies! According to Fox News, 3 of the top five cars purchased under the program are Toyotas, 1 is a Honda and 1 is a Ford. Yes, we know some of these cars are “made” or assembled in the United States. The fact remains that you are working to pay taxes to help Japanese companies. I thought democrats didn’t like evil corporations. UPDATE 8/22/9: Fox News: “The Obama administration has declared the wildly popular ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program a success, saying it has revived the country’s ailing auto industry and taken polluting vehicles off the road. But the data shows that the program…has apparently benefited foreign automakers more than their U.S. counterparts…Smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles like the Toyota Corolla are top sellers, while buyers are trading in SUV’s like the Ford Explorer to be scrapped, turning the already dwindling number of American car owners into the growing ranks of foreign car drivers. Toyota vehicles accounted for 19.2 percent of the 489,269 sales, while General Motors had the second spot at 17.7 percent. The Honda Civic was the second best-selling vehicle, followed by the Ford Focus in the third spot. Foreign cars occupied eight of the 10 spots on top-selling vehicle list. The Ford Explorer was the most traded-in vehicle under the program, with U.S. cars occupying all top 10 spots on the (traded in) list.”
- Team Obama Invented Astroturfing, now Accuses You of working for Lobbyists and Health Insurance Companies! – 8/6/9 Without a single fact to back up Obama claims of fake protesters, the media repeats the lie over and over. From Rush Limbaugh: “you’ve heard Dick Turban and others say that these (protesters at socialist-democrat town hall meetings) are all trumped up, they’re phony, they’re not genuine, they’re sponsored by and promoted by the evil insurance companies. These are just people that are agitators, don’t even know what they’re talking about, they’re organized and they’re driven in there and they’re just designed to harass. Now, there’s a term for this. It’s the opposite of grassroots, astroturf. These town halls they’re claiming are not grassroots, they are astroturfed. Astroturfed is a plan, it’s a mechanism invented by David Axelrod. From a very approving BusinessWeek, March 14th of 2008 story on Axelrod: “‘The Secret Side of David Axelrod’ — The Obama campaign’s chief strategist is a master of ‘Astroturfing’ and has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporations…Axelrod operates a second business, ASK Public Strategies,…the firm helped set up front organizations that were listed as sponsors of public-issue ads. Industry insiders call such practices ‘Astroturfing,’ a reference to manufacturing grassroots support,” that doesn’t really exist. You create the image of grassroots supporters and organization, you create it. It’s fake.” — So, while Obama says you’re a fraud for being against his ObamaCare Nightmare (and writes your name down on a White House list!), his socialist-democrats bus in astroturfed protesters in Wisconsin (source: Jay Weber, WISN radio) to make sure they are not overwhelmed by HONEST citizens!! Bottom Line? THEY LIE and use fake protesters, THEN ACCUSE YOU of being the one who is DISHONEST! Outrageous stuff! Is this what all of you who were tired of George Bush voted for?!
- Corporate Jets OK for Congress, Not for CEO’s! – 8/6/9 Jay Levine at CBS TV in Chicago reports on congressional hypocrisy: “In these tough times, everyone’s cutting back on travel expenses. Everyone, except maybe Congress. Your lawmakers just signed off on buying three new Gulfstream jets…a $200 million price tag…that’s how much members of Congress, who preside over an economy every bit as shaky as the companies they’re bailing out, have decided to spend for their own comfort and convenience…In one hangar alone, more than $60 million worth of aircraft, owned by a well-known Chicago corporation, sits idle far more of the time this year than in the past. The reason? “When average working people see an executive using an airplane, and they hear Congress and the president talking about the fat cats, you become one and the same,” said Charles Priester of Priester Aviation. Remember the congressional hearing where auto execs flew in on their corporate jets to beg for bailouts? “It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in a high hat and tuxedo,” said New York Rep. Gary Ackerman in November 2008. Pretty tough talk from lawmakers who we’ve now learned have just authorized buying three of these $65 million Gulfstream 550 jets to fly them and other government officials around the country and the world.” — See related scandal #105 Corporate Jet Hypocrisy from Obama.
- No ‘Hope for Change’ from Obama – Patronage Picks Increase Under Barack! – 8-6-9 Bill Gates’ Microsoft-NBC reports that while obama “has vowed to “change the ways of Washington,” has not only continued this tradition of his predecessors, he has outpaced them.” From MSNBC researcher Domenico Montanaro: “So far, 57% of Obama’s picks for ambassador positions — 34 of 60 — have been political appointees, or people not considered career Foreign Service…Fourteen of those…are bundlers….individuals who raise large amounts of money for a candidate by “bundling” together smaller contributions from others….many hoped President Obama would reduce the number of patronage picks. They have been disappointed so far, but hold out hope. “I think that there was at least some surprise” based on what candidate Obama had said that “we might move away from this,” said Susan R. Johnson, president of AFSA. “There’s some disappointment to see that that hasn’t been the case.”…In the past 50 years, the average percentage for political appointees has been about 30 percent…George W. Bush — 36 percent of his picks were political…Obama did acknowledge that “there probably will be some” ambassadors chosen who were top donors. “It would be disingenuous for me to suggest that there are not going to be some excellent public servants but who haven’t come through the ranks of the civil service,” he said. The 14 bundlers Obama has picked so far have been appointed to some pretty cushy locales, including Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Sweden, and the U.K./Northern Ireland….As David Rothkopf, a former Clinton deputy under secretary of commerce for international trade policy, wrote for Foreign Policy last month: “If a job is meaningless enough to be entrusted to someone who is unqualified to do it, do we really need to fill that post?”…he gave a two-pronged argument for nixing these posts: First, if you can appoint someone who has no experience for the job, you can’t really value that job —someone else, who knows what’s going on, is doing the real work of the embassy; and Second, the job is outdated, created hundreds of years ago to bring sealed missives from one country to another.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 61 – John Roos – 8/6/9 Obama names top fundraiser to cushy Job as Ambassador in Japan. From Bill Gates’ Microsoft-NBC: “…One place where many in the foreign policy community said they are concerned the learning curve (for non experienced foreign service workers…see Scandal Above) may be too steep is Japan. Many have been critical of Obama’s pick, John Roos, a CEO of a Silicon Valley law firm. He has no experience in international diplomacy and does not speak Japanese. He did, however, raise more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign.
- Obama’s Chicago Street Gang accuses Citizens of being in the Mob! – 8/6/9 This stuff is getting so outrageous it is beyond belief. Democrats hooking their wagon to this Socialist President, may soon find the horse has driven them right off a cliff. Now this Gang Leader, President Obama, is saying it is bad to get people to act like a mob when just weeks back he encouraged it! What hypocrisy! From the Associated Democrat Press: “Pushing back, Democrats have accused Republicans of sanctioning mob tactics, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused protesters of trying to sabotage the democratic process.” — By speaking up??!! These men are either lunatics or they don’t honestly believe what they are saying. Democrat Hillary Clinton screamed about stifling the debate when she thought George W. Bush was trying to do it. She said it was good for people to get mad and speak up and take part. Obama urged his own followers to “argue with them” and “get in their face“ when he was using his own Obama Street Gang community organizing to get elected! On March 20th, 2009 we wrote about his Street Gang tactics of lynching AIG: “make a villain out of bailed-out insurance giant AIG. He and his pals are acting like a Chicago Street Gang in creating a mob mentality against AIG and specific US citizens. They want names and addresses of AIG employees who got bonuses. “Gang” leader Barack Obama and gang members Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, Rahm Emanuel, Dick Durbin and Harry Reid…the mob they created is getting out of hand…one group wants to take angry gang members on a bus tour of the homes of AIG hot shots. This figurative lynching could turn into actual lynchings and AIG employees are fearing for their lives and the lives of their families. The Obama Street Gang not only doesn’t care about those US Citizens, it created this artifical anger against them to selfishly cover up the gang’s own lies! Fox Business reports today that emails they obtained show the United States Treasury knew about these AIG bonuses back in November.” — Author John Lott has also written about Obama’s Bullying: “…it was only because hedge funds have not taken government funds that they could stand up to this bullying. The TARP recipients had no choice but to go along.” This is just the latest in a string of intimidating tactics starting with threatening costly public audits to get compliance. Then there were the threats of firing CEOs (See the 4/26/9 Citigroup Scandal) who had the audacity to oppose government plans. The very latest is threats to use “ the full force of the White House press corps [to] destroy [the firm Perella Weinberg’s] reputation” (See the 4/28/9 Scandal involving Thomas Lauria).– His own Rahm Emanuel Mob has ignored laws that assign priority to secured creditors and instead took over and then gave away Chrysler and GM to his Union Pals. Talk about MOB/MAFIA ACTION! It’s not the republicans, folks. “Reid scoffed at the notion that the protesters reflect grass-roots sentiment. He held up a piece of artificial turf during a session with reporters….the AFL-CIO announced plans to mobilize labor activists to attend town hall meetings in 50 congressional districts this month to counter the conservative protesters.” — AP assumes all the protesters are conservatives?! This is an Obama-Axelrod-Emanuel Chicago Street Gang running this country. They are mobilizing their own union gangs in real mob-like action! This behavior is completely on their side and yet they try to portray us as acting this way!!! Outrageous.
- Team Obama Flip Flop on Unemployment Hitting 10% 8/6/9 The RNC: “National Economic Council Director Larry Summers Claimed Stimulus Will Prevent Unemployment From Reaching 10 Percent. “[Summers] added that the package will probably prevent the unemployment rate from going above 10 percent, after it reached 7.6 percent in January.” (Rich Miller and Matthew Benjamin, Summers Obama Mortgage Plan To Focus On Reducing Payments, Bloomberg, 2/13/09) REALITY: Now Obama Administration Admits Unemployment Could Hit 10 Percent. “Administration officials and the Federal Reserve all predict that unemployment could climb above 10 percent and is not likely to start edging down until some time in 2010.” (Edmund L. Andrews, Economists See A Limited Boost From Stimulus, The New York Times, 8/6/09)
- Team Obama Stimulus Funds Jobs that Can’t Be Outsourced? 8/6/9 The RNC: “Biden Claimed Stimulus Would Create Jobs “That Can’t Be Outsourced.” “This energy efficiency funding for states is an important investment in making America more energy independent, creating a cleaner economy and creating more jobs for the 21st century that can‘t be outsourced.” (The White House, Administration Announces Nearly $8 Billion in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants, 3/12/09) REALITY: Recently Distributed Stimulus Funds Going To Foreign Corporations Creating Jobs Overseas. “Nearly half of the $2.4 billion in federal grant money awarded Wednesday to stimulate the U.S. economy and boost the production of hybrid and electric vehicles went to six companies with ties to places as far away as Russia, China, South Korea and France. … But because so few American companies have the necessary technology, much of the money will initially go toward manufacturing electric vehicle batteries overseas.” (Jerry Seper, Obama Sends Stimulus Aid To Foreign Firms, The Washington Times, 8/6/09)
- Team Obama Claims Stimulus Meets Genuine Human Needs! 8/6/9 The RNC: “At a time when the budget deficit was already large, we could not afford to create jobs by digging ditches and filling them in. Government spending had to satisfy genuine needs and leave us with useful public investments.” (Christina D. Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, So, Is It Working An Assessment Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act At The Five-Month Mark, Statement Before The Economic Club Of Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., 8/6/09) REALITY: Stimulus Funds Going Toward Art Houses Showing “Underground Pornography.” “The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night pervert revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.” (Joseph Abrams, Stimulus Bill Funds Go To Art Houses Showing Pervert Revues, Underground Pornography, Fox News, 7/30/09)
- Obama Adviser Claims Stimulus Billions is a “Good Employment Bang” for the Buck! 8/6/9 The RNC: “The president aimed for a package that was large and got good employment bang for the fiscal buck,‘ the president‘s advisor (Christina Romer) said.” (Mark Silva, Stimulus Has Slowed U.S. Economic Decline, Obama Advisor Says, The Los Angeles Times, 8/6/09) REALITY: Construction Industry Disappointed With Low Amount Of Stimulus Funds For Roads, Leading To Very Few Jobs Actually Being Created. (Mark Trumbull, Contractors Say Stimulus Has Been Slow To Kick In, The Christian Science Monitor, 7/30/09)
- Obama Tells Protesters Not to “Do so much Talking” at health care Town Halls! – 8/7/9 President Obama yesterday asked Americans, at least those who don’t agree with his ObamaCare Nightmare, to sit down and shut up! From the White House’s own website comes this quote where he again reminds the nation that he won the election: “I’m the President. (Applause.) But I don’t want the folks who created the mess — I don’t want the folks who created the mess do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. (Applause.) I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking. (Applause.) Am I wrong, Virginia? AUDIENCE: No!” — As Queen Amidala said in Star Wars, “So this is how democracy dies. To the sound of thunderous applause.”
- Team Obama Threatens to “Punch Back twice as hard” against protesters to the ObamaCare Nightmare! – 8/7/9 Fox News: “Senators saw videos of disruptions at events held by House members, and were told to organize their events more carefully as well as work with labor unions and other friendly groups to generate enthusiasm…. (White House Aide Jim) Messina, the deputy White House chief of staff, also said any advertising attack would be met with a bigger response, these officials said. “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina told senators, according to two people in the room. “It’s a challenge, no question about it, and you’ve got to get out there and make the case,” Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., said afterward. “This is not the time for the faint-hearted.”
- Obama’s Fascist List of Opponents Illegal!!! FISHYGATE!- 8/7/9 The White House is apparently breaking the law with its fascist-like list of opponents it is asking people to email in. From Fox News Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano: “The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it,” Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday. “There’s also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can’t try to rewrite history by pretending it didn’t receive anything,” he said. “If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute.” Napolitano was referring to the Privacy Act of 1974, which was passed after the Nixon administration used federal agencies to illegally investigate individuals for political purposes. Enacted after Richard Nixon’s resignation in the Watergate scandal, the statute generally prohibits any federal agency from maintaining records on individuals exercising their right to free speech.” — So how will the nation’s first Socialist President deal with this??!!
- Obama Administration wants Immediate Access to Your Bank Account! – 8/7/9 As Neil Cavuto pointed out this week on his Fox News afternoon show, the U.S. House version of the ObamaCare Nightmare includes language that could allow the federal government immediate access to your personal bank account! From Page 58 of the document, the health plan will: “enable the real-time (or near real time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card” — In other words no service unless your bank account has the funds to pay at that moment (and unless they can get at that money immediately!).
- Obama “Stimulus Rescued” our Economy! 8/7/9 The RNC: “While we‘ve rescued our economy from catastrophe, we‘ve also begun to build a new foundation for growth,‘ Obama told reporters. “That‘s why we passed an unprecedented Recovery Act less than a month after I took office.” (Obama Cautious Despite Unemployment Cheer, Reuters, 8/7/09) REALITY: Local Governments Are Years Away From Feeling Effects Of Any Economic Recovery. “Amy Liu, deputy director of Brookings‘ metropolitan policy program, said the “recovery is highly uneven around the country,‘ and noted that local governments, dependent on sales and property tax revenue, can be as much as two years behind the national economy in feeling the effect of a recovery.” (Joseph J. Schatz, Analysts Give Stimulus Mixed Review, Congressional Quarterly)”
- Team Obama Claims Stimulus is Creating Positive Results 8/7/9 The RNC: “The GDP also revealed that in the last few months the economy has done measurably better than we had thought,” he said. “Better than expected. And as many economists will tell you that part of the progress is directly attributable to the Recovery Act.” (Jake Tapper, President Obama: GDP Shows Economy Headed in Right Direction, ABC News’ 7/31/09) REALITY: Not Enough Stimulus Spending To Claim Any Credit For Positive Economic Indicators. ?”or the most part, too few projects have been started and data are too scattered to indicate how many jobs the package has added. Only $73 billion of the act‘s $499 billion in direct spending measures had been dispensed by the end of July.” (Amanda Ruggeri, Mixed, Incomplete Economic Results So Far On Obama‘s Stimulus, U.S. News and World Report, 8/7/09)
- Obama Adviser Claims Stimulus Billions is a “Good Employment Bang” for the Buck! 8/7/9 The RNC: “The president aimed for a package that was large and got good employment bang for the fiscal buck,‘ the president‘s advisor (Christina Romer) said.” (Mark Silva, ?Stimulus Has Slowed U.S. Economic Decline, Obama Advisor Says, The Los Angeles Times, 8/6/09)
REALITY: Construction Industry Disappointed With Low Amount Of Stimulus Funds For Roads, Leading To Very Few Jobs Actually Being Created. (Mark Trumbull, ?Contractors Say Stimulus Has Been Slow To Kick In, The Christian Science Monitor, 7/30/09)
7/9/9 – This Fox News/AP photograph is worth a thousand words… – Barack Hugo Obama also took time to shake hands with Hugo Chavez, another dictator. Fox quotes Muammar: “”Iraq was a fortress against terrorism. With Saddam Hussein, Al Qaeda could not get in, but now thanks to the United States it is an open arena and this benefits Al Qaeda,” he said. He also compared the U.S. air strike on Tripoli in 1986, in which one of his daughters was killed, to an Al Qaeda attack.”What difference is there between the American attack on our homes in 1986 and bin Laden’s terrorist actions?” he asked. “If bin Laden has no state and is an outlaw, America is a state with international rules.”” – Gotta love him, right?
7/20/9 – Fox & Friends reports that White House Economic Sleeper Larry Summers actually woke up to see how the economy was doing. When he did, he went online and checked what the popular google searches were. Learning that “economic depression” was not searched as much as in the past, he stated the economy is improving! Okay Larry, you can go back to sleep now.
7/20/9 Michael Steele at the RNC points out: “Obama Said Stimulus Has Moved “Faster Than Ever, More Responsibly Than Ever.” Obama: “We‘ve done more than ever, faster than ever, more responsibly than ever, to get the gears of the economy moving again.” (Peter Nicholas, Obama Confronts Doubts On Stimulus, Vows Faster Spending, Los Angeles Times, 6/2/09) REALITY: Even Shovel-Ready Projects Haven’t Been Allowed To Start. As of July 10, more than 3,600 of the 5,600 road projects approved by Washington — including six of the 10 largest approved projects — had not been given the green light to start construction … In Florida, not a single highway project had been given the go-ahead to start construction by July 10 — even though the state, with an unemployment rate of 10.6%, had 272 projects valued at more than $1 billion approved by the federal government.” (Don Lee, Highway Spending Isn‘t The Stimulus It Was Envisioned To Be, The Los Angeles Times, 7/20/09) UPDATE 4/5/2010: Fox News: “Despite a modest rise last month in employment, the White House on Sunday braced out-of-work Americans for a slow economic recovery. Obama’s chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers said on a pair of talk shows that a year after the passage of the stimulus bill, the U.S. economy still has “a long way to go.” Summers said pushing the unemployment rate down from its current 9.7 percent level won’t be easy. He said Obama was preoccupied with creating jobs. “The trend has turned, but to get back to the surface, we’ve got a long way to go,” Summers said.
7/22/9 Peter Nicholas at the LA Times: “As a candidate, President Obama vowed that in devising a healthcare bill he would invite in TV cameras — specifically C-SPAN — so that Americans could have a window into negotiations that normally play out behind closed doors. …Having promised transparency, the administration should be willing to disclose who it is consulting in shaping healthcare policy, said an attorney for (a) citizens’ group. In its letter requesting the records, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics asked about visits from Billy Tauzin, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans; William Weldon, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson; and J. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Assn., among others. “It’s extremely disappointing,” said Anne Weismann, the group’s chief counsel. Obama is relying on a legal argument that “continues one of the bad, anti-transparency, pro-secrecy approaches that the Bush administration had taken. And it seems completely at odds with the president’s commitment . . . to bring a new level of transparency to his government.” UPDATE 1/7/10: Fox News: “C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb accused President Obama of using his network as a “political football” during the presidential campaign, citing the president’s broken pledge to televise health care reform negotiations on the nonpartisan channel which is devoted to covering Washington. Lamb, speaking on liberal host Bill Press’ radio show Wednesday, said Obama had “no right” to assume C-SPAN would cover the talks in the first place. And while he said his network would naturally want to cover the negotiations in full anyway, Lamb expressed disappointment that the White House has not lived up to that commitment. He said the “only time” the network has been allowed to cover the White House’s involvement in the talks was a “one-hour” event in the East Room which he described as a “show-horse” affair.” Meanwhile Robert Gibbs refuses to answer questions.
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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.”