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 Not responsible for any broken or out-of-date links.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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- VP Biden Claims Only the Stimulus Could Have Created These Jobs! 8/7/9 The RNC: “Biden Said Stimulus Created Jobs That Would Not Have Been Created Otherwise. “The bottom line is that jobs are being created that would not have been there before,‘ Biden said.” Biden Said Stimulus Is Working “Without Reservation.” (Despite Job Losses, Stimulus Works, Biden Says, The Associated Press, 6/15/09) REALITY: Since Stimulus Was Signed In February, America Has Lost More Than 2.2 Million Jobs. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Website, http://www.bls.gov/, Accessed 8/7/09)
- Obama Death Panels – Requirement Encourages Euthanasia with End of Life Counseling 8/8/9 With what the VA is doing to our veterans, the Sarah Palin charge of “death panels” deciding who will live or die is a completely legitimate concern. Thanks to her, the senate removed the language from its health reform bill. Here’s what we know: Within the House bill is a change that would provide Medicare coverage for an end-of-life consultation every five years. That simply means if you want to (sessions are not required), you can go learn more about things like Hospice and Palliative care. If you are already facing a life-threatening disease, you can get Medicare to pay for more frequent sessions. Why do this? Some Harvard study said it would save a ton of money on healthcare costs. The bill requires health providers explain to seniors the end-of-life services available. That’s what scares people and, given what happens with veterans, rightly so. “This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia if enacted into law,” House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. said in a statement last month. — Republicans know if seniors are scared and motivated, Obamacare is dead on arrival. UPDATE 9/9/9 – Obama calls Sarah Palin a liar and claims again that no government bureaucrat will be on panel to decide if you get care. Then he said he would have a team of doctors on a panel to find waste that can be eliminated. UPDATE 9/30/9: The National Review Online adds, “Sarah Palin claimed that Obama’s “death panels” would deny people medical care, not actively kill them. If Palin believes her claim, it is not “a lie, plain and simple.” Most important, the substance of Palin’s claim is, in fact, true. Obama himself proposed a new Independent Medicare Advisory Council with the authority to deny life-extending care to the elderly and disabled.” UPDATE 5/28/2010: From the CATO Institute: “…in fairness, with a few minor exceptions governing Medicare reimbursements, the law does not directly ration care or allow the government to dictate how doctors practice medicine. But if President Obama wanted to keep a lid on that particular controversy, he just selected about the worst possible nominee for director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the office that oversees government health care programs. Obama’s pick, Dr. Donald Berwick, is an outspoken admirer of the British National Health Service and its rationing arm, the National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness (NICE)…To Dr. Berwick , this is exactly how it should be. “NICE is not just a national treasure,” he says, “it is a global treasure.” And, Dr. Berwick wants to bring NICE-style rationing to this country. “It’s not a question of whether we will ration care,” he said in a magazine interview for Biotechnology Healthcare, “It is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”
- Obama Looking into Military War over Global Warming!! How will the Anti-War Lefties Reconcile that?! 8/9/9 You can’t make up things this stupid. From the New York Times and Fox News: “Crises such as drought, violent storms, mass migration and pandemics could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions. The (NY) Times reported that for the first time, intelligence agencies and the Pentagon are taking a hard look at the possible security implications resulting from climate change. In particular, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia, will face the prospect of food shortages, water crises and catastrophic flooding driven by climate change that could call for U.S. military response.” — So the anti-war left will go to war because of a flood? Or a water crises?! These self-contradicting hypocrites have abosultely lost their minds with the Obama Presidency! A war over global warming! They won’t even call it “warming” anymore (because there never was any such thing)…they call their socialist takeover, “climate change.” So any change at all in the weather, could lead to war under the Obama Administration! OMG, we wish we were kidding! This is nuts!
- Obama’s SEIU Union Protesters Beat a Conservative Man in St. Louis! Added 8/10/9 Now will Obama call for an end to the violence? We doubt it. Gateway Pundit has the video of last week’s attack. Conservative American Kenneth Gladney was attacked at a congressional town hall meeting in St. Louis and had to be treated at a local hospital! Michelle Malkin points out the Service Employees International Union leader promotes aggression: “EXCERPTED FROM Chapter 7, “SEIU: Look for the union label,” Culture of Corruption “The persuasion of power” – “Asked about his organizing philosophy, Andy Stern summed it up this way: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.”
- Sebelius Encourages Violence at Town Hall’s 8/10/9 President Obama’s Health & Abortion Services Director, Kathleen Sebelius tells the SEIU to show up at the health care town halls…the same group that beat up a black protester in St. Louis! From Michelle Malkin: “She hailed them as her “brothers and sisters” and urged them to show up at town hall meetings. She gave the same stultifying mini-lecture about the sanctity of Medicare. “Change is not easy,” she droned. “We need to roll up our sleeves.” — She did not mention the beating or call for non-violence. — “SEIU heavy Dennis Rivera then took over, taking calls from scripted SEIU members who read statements…Rivera closed by railing against the “radical fringe” of “right-wingers” and urged his “Purple Army” to fight “terrorist tactics.” — You’d think the Health lady would be against people getting hurt!
- Obama’s Secretary of State gets Irate with Question while overseas 8/10/9 Fox News: “A week after former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea to secure the release of two detained American journalists and stole the limelight from the start of his wife’s first trip to Africa, Clinton was clearly displeased by the question at town hall forum in Kinshasa. “You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what “Mr. Clinton” thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo. “My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. “If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.” The question was left unanswered as the moderator of the event quickly moved on.” — Sheesh! You can feel the love between Hillary and cheating Bill! Also, notice how just like her boss Barack, Hillary has to remind people who she is, ‘I’m the Secretary of State!’
- Team Obama says those who oppose the Obamacare nightmare are “Un-American!” 8/10/9 Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned the health care debate up a notch Monday, penning a column along with her top deputy that questioned the patriotism of those disrupting town hall meetings to air their complaints. Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claimed such behavior is “simply un-American.” It’s hardly the first time Pelosi, who earlier this year accused the CIA of lying to Congress and repeatedly has called Republicans unpatriotic, has employed some serious name-calling to characterize her opponents’ views. The jab Monday drew swift scorn from Republicans and critics who say the health care demonstrations are as American as apple pie.” — Probably not the best way to win votes…calling voters Un-American!
- Obama’s Fascist List of Opponents EXPANDS to a full-blown website! 8/10/9 – As we pointed out in a scandal above dated 8/4/9, President Obama is keeping a fascist-like list of political opponents. As we also noted on 8/7/9 his actions are ILLEGAL! Rather than back down, Fox News says he is expanding his FISHYGATE emails to a full blown FISHYGATE website! “The Obama administration has launched a new Web site to battle what it calls “wild rumors” about the health care reform plans being pushed through Congress — including an invitation for the public to tattle on any other “myths” they come across. It comes a week after the White House asked the public to send in “fishy” information about health care reform. The Web site (was) activated 8/10/9.”
- Obama’s Health Spokeswoman Linda Douglas Admits they are Breaking the Law! 8/10/9 A YouTuber sums it up well with this video of Douglas admitting the law-breaking…
- Team Obama Flip Flop on Stimulus being a “Jolt” to the Economy 8/11/9 – In response to the White House’s illegal effort to collect emails about “fishy” things being said about the ObamaCare Nightmare (FishyGate), Conservative U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas has sent the Prez his own “Fishy Claims” list. Cornyn’s Fishy Claim #1 was that the unemployment rate would not go above 8% with the Obama Deficit Stimulus Plan (See scandal dated 6/15/9). We are pleased to add Cornyn’s Fishy Claim #2 to our Official Obama Administration Scandals List! From Sen. Cornyn: “Vice President Biden: “But the act was intended to provide steady support for our economy over an extended period – not a jolt that would last only a few months. Instead of quick-hit rebates, we are giving Americans a tax cut in each paycheck.” (Vice President Biden, Op-Ed, “What You Might Not Know About The Recovery,” The New York Times, 7/26/09).” — However, Biden earlier said: “And, of course, we also came forward with what we’re going to talk about today, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an initial big jolt to give the economy a real head start.” (Vice President Biden, Remarks, New York, NY, 6/2/09) — And “The Recovery Act, as we call it, provides a necessary jolt to our economy to implement what we refer as ‘shovel-ready’ projects…” (Vice President Biden, Remarks, Vina del Mar, Chile, 3/28/09) Then President-Elect Obama: “But I think the most important thing to recognize is that we have a consensus, which is pretty rare, between conservative economists and liberal economists, that we need a big stimulus package that will jolt the economy back into shape and that is focused on the 2.5 million jobs that I intend to create during the first part of my administration. We have to put people back to work.” (President Elect Obama, Press Conference, 11/24/08) — And again –President Obama: “But at this particular moment, with the private sector so weakened by this recession, the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back to life.” (President Obama, Press Conference, Washington, D.C., 2/9/09)
- Obama Promises Nobody Will Lose Coverage– He Can’t Make That Promise! 8/11/9 – Cornyn’s Fishy Claim #3 is about cutting the deficit in half (see Scandal dated ). Fishy Claim # 4 from Sen. Cornyn: “President Obama: “If You Like Your Current Plan, You Will Be Able To Keep It. Let Me Repeat That: If You Like Your Plan, You’ll Be Able To Keep It.” (President Obama, Remarks At The White House, Washington, D.C., 7/21/09) — AP Fact Check: “This Is A Pledge That’s Beyond The President’s Power To Keep.” (“Fact Check: Obama’s Words About Iran Get Tougher,” The Associated Press, 6/23/09) –AP Fact Check: “Health Care Coverage For 160 Million People Is Provided By Employers, And Obama’s Plan Leaves Companies Free To Change Their Health Plans In Ways That Workers May Not Like, Or To Drop Insurance Altogether. In addition, his health care plan is only that – an idea proposed by the administration – and is subject to reworking by Congress. A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Democratic plan being worked on in the Senate would force 10 million Americans to seek new coverage because their employers would no longer offer it.” (“Fact Check: Obama’s Words About Iran Get Tougher,” The Associated Press, 6/23/09)
- Obama Claims He Won’t Raise Taxes, But His Advisers And Democrats Have Other Ideas 8/11/9 Senator Cornyn’s Fishy Claim #5: “You Don’t Raise Taxes In A Recession,” Obama said. ‘We have not proposed a tax hike for the wealthy that would take effect in the middle of a recession,‘ he said of his plans for financing healthcare reform, with taxes for higher-income Americans planned after 2011.” (“Obama: No New Taxes In A Recession,” Chicago Tribune’s “The Swamp,” 8/5/09)– Then-Sen. Barack Obama: “If You Are A Family Making Less Than $250,000, My Plan Will Not Raise Your Taxes – Not Your Income Taxes, Not Your Payroll Taxes, Not Your Capital Gains Taxes, Not Any Of Your Taxes.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks On Taxes, Kaukauna, WI, 6/12/08)…Secretary Tim Geithner: “We Have To Bring These Deficits Down Very Dramatically” And “That’s Going To Require Some Very Hard Choices.” ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS: “Including new revenues?” SEC. TIM GEITHNER: “Well, we’re going to have to look at — we’re going to have to do what’s necessary. Remember, the critical thing is people understand that when we have recovery established, led by the private sector, then we have to bring these deficits down very dramatically. We have to bring them down to a level where the amount we’re borrowing from the world is stable at a reasonable level, and that’s going to require some very hard choices.” ( 8/2/09) CBS’ BOB SCHIEFFER: “No tax increases for -” LARRY SUMMERS: “– of this economy.” SCHIEFFER: “– middle-income Americans?” SUMMERS: “There’s a lot — oh, there’s a lot that could happen over time. But, the priority right now — and so you, it’s never a good idea to absolutely rule things, rule things out no matter what.” (8/2/09) — “House Democratic Leaders Took A Big Step Toward Guaranteeing Health Insurance For Most Americans On Tuesday As They Unveiled A Bill That Detailed How They Would Expand Coverage, Slow The Growth Of Medicare,Raise Taxes On High-Income People And Penalize Employers Who Do Not Provide Health Benefits To Their Workers.” (“House Health Plan Outlines Higher Taxes On Rich,” The New York Times, 7/15/09) — “Starting In 2011, A Family Making $500,000 Would Have To Pay $1,500 In Additional Income Tax To Help Subsidize Coverage For The Uninsured. A Family Making $1 Million Would Have To Pay $9,000.” (“House Health Plan Outlines Higher Taxes On Rich,” The New York Times, 7/15/09) —“The Surtax Would Apply To Any Adjusted Gross Income Exceeding $280,000 A Year For An Individual And $350,000 For A Couple Filing A Joint Return. The Tax Rates Would Range From 1 Percent To 5.4 Percent.” (“House Health Plan Outlines Higher Taxes On Rich,” The New York Times, 7/15/09) –“Combined With The Expiration Next Year Of Tax Cuts Enacted During The Bush Administration, The Surtax Would Drive The Top Federal Tax Rate To 45 Percent, The Highest Level Since Lawmakers Rewrote The Tax Code In 1986.” (“Health-Care Plan Would Add Surtax On Wealthy,” The Washington Post, 7/15/09)
- Obama’s Town Hall Flip Flop on using tactics that Scare & Mislead the American People 8/11/9 President Obama today urged his supporters not to listen to those who “scare and mislead the American public.” What a huge flip flop! I guess we all need to quit listening to HIM now! Remember the scare tactics he used on the economy? This from the guy who said “economic catastrophe,” “might not ever recover,” “unable to reverse,” “create a negative spiral,” “Could become dramatically worse,” “Economic crisis could linger for years,” and on and on. We have been Leading the way Right on this story. Remember the scare tactics he used to pass his Deficit Stimulus Plan that he told us would keep unemployment below 8%?! Obama has made a career out of community, and now nation, agitating and uses fear and chaos as his weapons! It’s Obama Leadership by Fear that we have been talking about since before he even took office! He is the Hypocrite-in-Chief. This is an absolutely outrageous statement coming from him. He projects what he sees in the mirror onto other people! This would be like Bill Clinton encouraging men not to cheat on their wives!
- Obama Denies His Own Fascist-Like Enemies List! 8/11/9 President Obama today, at a carefully orchestrated town hall meeting on healthcare, denied the White House is keeping ‘an enemies list.’ “What we’ve said is, if someone sends you an email and you forward the question to us, we’ll answer that question.” Then to audience laughter he added that he is just trying to be responsive and some of his foes are painting his responsiveness as if he has an enemies list. Call it what you want. The White House is required to keep correspondence and does have a list of those against the Obamacare Nightmare. Rush Limbaugh today wondered why they would need the emails forwarded, rather than just receiving a question, if they didn’t want names. Another serious point is this: What he said isn’t true. He has not even told the American people what all the comments and questions were, so how on earth would we know if he has answered them? He certainly has not answered all of the questions even though he said, “We’ll answer them.” — Okay, Mr. President, show us the entire list of questions and answer each one. Then you can explain why you felt the need to have names and contact information of those opposing you! As we point out in our Scandals dated 8/4/9 and 8/7/9, his administration is breaking the law either way with this list. The law-breaking continues today with no one to tell the President that he is not above the law.
- Obama Town Hall Lie about Single Payer System! 8/11/9 President Obama told a bold lie today at his carefully staged Town Hall meeting on Health Care: “I have not said I am in favor of a single payer system.” — In fact, he has said precisely that! Rush Limbaugh has audio of Obama saying he is in favor of a single payer system in 2007 and again in 2003.
- Obama Town Hall Lie about Public Plan 8/11/9 President Obama said today he is in favor of having a public plan in the health care reform legislation to keep “insurance companies honest.” He said it will keep them honest “unless the public plan gets a tax-payer subsidy.” How would we start the public plan (there isn’t one now) without a subsidy? Who is going to pay the start-up costs for the public plan to get going even though they initially have no clients? And, does anyone really believe the public plan will not wind up being heavily subsidized? UPDATE 9/9/9: Obama promises Americans that taxpayers won’t subsidize “his” public health care plan! Hmmm…why does it cost $1.5-Trillion then? And, uhm….where do you get that $1.5-Trillion, if not from taxpayers? UPDATE 9/30/9: The National Review Online adds: “How quickly we forget the example of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Like those institutions, the public option would benefit from an implicit subsidy: Everyone would know that Washington would not allow the program to fail, and financial institutions would therefore offer it better rates. (During the Clinton administration, Obama adviser Larry Summers reported that a similar implicit guarantee was worth $6 billion per year to Fannie and Freddie.) The public option would thus be able to undercut its less-subsidized competitors.”
- Obama’s Post Office Blunder – Uses UPS & FedEx to Denounce His Own Health Plan at Town Hall!!! 8/11/9 The nation’s first socialist President said today that a public option health insurance plan would not put private insurance companies out of business. He said, “If you think about it…UPS & FedEX are doin’ fine…It’s the Post Office that’s always havin’ problems.” — Read that quote again. Sooooooooo, the government plan for mail is “always havin’ problems” and now you want the government to be in charge of health care?! No way! Thanks for making our argument for us! It’s also a strong argument for eliminating the Post Office completely…and making sure we don’t re-elect you!
- Obama Tells kid at Town Hall He Won’t Kill Grandma! 8/11/9 Presidentt Obama said there is no “death panel” in the Obamacare Nightmare and he won’t be killing your grandma. That’s reassuring. These words today despite his earlier comments that “these types of decisions are already being made by Medicare, Medicaid…” (that’s the government by the way). Earlier, A woman asked him if his plan would take into consideration her mother’s “will to live.” Obama said that they would not be able to take that into account and that perhaps the better option for Grandma would be to take a pain pill instead of having costly surgery. — So, is he killing Grandma or not?!
- Obama Wrong About UPS & FedEx! 8/12/9 Even when he makes up facts, President Obama is wrong. Yesterday he pronounced that “UPS & FedEx are doin’ fine.” Not true. UPS Stock remains down substantially from pre-recession levels and second quarter earnings fell 49-percent, according to Bloomberg.com. FedEx stock also has suffered during the recession. Doin’ Fine??!! That’s probably not what investors in UPS and FedEx would say!
- Even Politico says Obama will cut Medicare! 8/12/9 The Politico website also says there are Medicare cuts in the democrat’s government-run healthcare plan: “Critics say the proposed $380 billion Medicare cuts in the House bill — including cuts to the privately administered Medicare Advantage program — will lead to long waits for care, doctors dropping patients and doctors deciding if their older patients “are worth the cost,” as one TV and Web ad from the 60 Plus Association (AARP) warned.” — This President simply says whatever he wants, regardless of if it is true or not.
- AARP Says Obama is Lying About Health Care Plan!! 8/12/9 Fox News: “A group usually seen as one of…Obama’s allies in the health care debate — AARP — says the president went too far Tuesday when he said the seniors lobby had endorsed the legislation pending in Congress. AARP is sensitive to the issue because polls show that Medicare beneficiaries are worried their health care program will be cut to subsidize coverage for the uninsured. At the town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., Obama said, “We have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors.” He added, “AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare.” But Tom Nelson, AARP’s chief operating officer, said, “Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.” – UPDATE 8/13/9 Fox News: “White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama did not mean to misinform Americans when he said Tuesday at a town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., that the senior lobby had backed his legislation. “AARP has said they are certainly supportive and have been for years on comprehensive health reform,” Gibbs said. “I don’t think the president meant to imply anything untoward. I think he discussed the notion that AARP is supportive of legislation — or, I’m sorry, an agreement that would — that would fund filling the doughnut hole for seniors as part of Medicare Part D, as well as additional savings for comprehensive health care reform.” — Even the Gibbster can’t get it right.
- Little Girl at Obama Town Hall comes from family of Obama Supporters! 8/12/9 Nothing staged at the Obama Town Hall? Just a coincidence the whole audience loved him? The Boston Globe: “Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: “How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can — that help more of us?”…Julia’s mother was an early Obama supporter and donor in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden. “This was my first time meeting Barack Obama, and he’s a very nice man,” Julia said.” — You don’t meet those people with out connections.
- Hillary Not so Diplomatic Again 8/13/9- ABCDEmocrat News: “Hillary Clinton may be the United States’ top diplomat, but some are accusing the Secretary of State for undiplomatic behavior abroad. For the second time this week, the former first lady is embroiled in a controversy over remarks she made in Africa. At a town hall in Abuja, Nigeria, a land of corrupt elections, Clinton…caught people’s attention. “Our democracy is still evolving. You know we’ve had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so we have our problems, too.”
- Obama Stimulus Oversight Not living up to Expectations… 8/13/9 – MicroSoftNBC quotes President Obama: “”We’re going to set up an independent board made up of Democrats and Republicans to review how the money’s being spent, because we’ve got to make sure that it’s not being wasted on somebody’s special project that may not actually create help for people.” The oversight board is up and running,…
But much of the money has been turned over to the states, which have broad discretion on how to spend it. More work needs to be done at the state level, according to a July report by the General Accountability Office.“Current guidance does not achieve the level of accountability needed to effective respond to the Recovery Act risks,” said the GAO.
- Gibbs Can’t Explain How White House Got Email Addresses that were not Submitted! 8/13/9 Fox News Video…
UPDATE 8/16/9: Fox News: White House blames third parties for the error: “”The White House e-mail list is made up of e-mail addresses obtained solely through the White House Web site. The White House doesn’t purchase, upload or merge from any other list, again, all e-mails come from the White House Web site as we have no interest in e-mailing anyone who does not want to receive an e-mail,” the statement said. “If an individual received the e-mail because someone else or a group signed them up or forwarded the e-mail, we hope they were not too inconvenienced.” UPDATE 8/17/9: Fox says: “There’s also the lingering concern that the Obama team…is somehow complicit in lumping together its official distribution lists with those of outside groups. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote in a letter Monday to White House Counsel Greg Craig that he wants to obtain the “full truth” behind the e-mails. He said reports that people received the Axelrod e-mail without having contacted the White House raise concerns that “political e-mail address lists are being used for official purposes.”…But Scott Stanzel, former spokesman for President George W. Bush, said the White House, and not advocacy groups, are to blame. “The Obama White House developed their own Web site. They are in charge of Whitehouse.gov and what people do on there. They are responsible for monitoring that and they are responsible for making sure that people can’t misuse Whitehouse.gov,” he said. “On that point, they failed. From that respect, the explanation is not thorough and, in my view, places blame where it shouldn’t be. They should be looking in the mirror instead of pointing the finger at third parties.”
- Tax Cheat Geithner Says Stimulus was Necessary “To Prevent Job Losses!!” 8/13/9 The RNC: “The stimulus plan,” [Geithner] said, “was necessary and critically important to reduce the risk that we‘d see hundreds of thousands losses of jobs and we‘d see million of job losses beyond this point and see thousands of more business fail unnecessarily.” (Anne Flaherty, Geithner Defends Stimulus, Calls For Derivatives Regulation, The Associated Press, 7/10/09) REALITY: CBO Said High Unemployment Will Not End Anytime Soon. “However, Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, was more cautious in his State of the Economy review to the House Budget Committee last week. “The economy will stop contracting and resume growing during the second half of this year,” he said, “but the hardships caused by the recession will persist for some time …‘ In addition, Elmendorf predicted, unemployment is expected to peak at 10.5 percent in the second half of next year.” (David Lightman, Stimulus Funds Being Spent Slowly,The Miami Herald, 8/13/09)
- Christina Romer Still Claims Stimulus Money is Being Spent Quickly! 8/13/9 The RNC: “The money is absolutely going out the door quickly.” (Mark Silva, Stimulus Has Slowed U.S. Economic Decline, Obama Advisor Says, The Los Angeles Times, 8/6/09) REALITY: Brookings’ Institution Scholar Says Stimulus Funds Moving Too Slow. “It‘s just taken too long to get it going,‘ said Barry Bosworth, a senior fellow in Brookings‘ economic studies program. He said the program, a mixture of discretionary spending, tax cuts and state aid, did little to boost business investment.” (Joseph J. Schatz, Analysts Give Stimulus Mixed Review, Congressional Quarterly, 8/13/09)” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes: The Lefty Brookings Institution is where Obama Budget Director Peter Orszag was a blogger.
- Obama Flip Flops on Health Insurance Companies Within a Single Hour! 8/14/9 At a town hall meeting today, President Obama said Americans are being held hostage by health insurance companies. From Fox: “Obama also said he isn’t trying to vilify the insurance companies, but rather stop their practices that hurt people.” — So he is vilifying the companies,…but not really?! Fox: “A distinction made in response to a question from an insurance salesman about the president’s change in terminology. Obama has switched from calling for “health reform” to “health insurance reform.” He’s also complained about insurance companies’ profits. The president says his intent was not to target all big companies. He said some, like Aetna, are working with the administration on overhaul. But he said others are spending money to oppose his efforts to remake the system.” — And as the White House has threatened before, those who go against it will pay dearly.UPDATE 9/9/9: During talk to Congress, Obama said the big evil insurance companies are killing people, like a man from Illinois he mentioned. He also flip flopped on them again saying, “I have no interest in putting insurance companies out of business!” UPDATE 10/12/9: Fox reports, “The White House and congressional Democrats, along with prominent supporters of their health care reform plans, fired back Monday at the insurance industry for issuing a study that claims the reform bill working its way toward a key vote Tuesday will raise the cost of individual coverage by hundreds of dollars a year…The accounting firm study projects the legislation would add $1,700 a year to the cost of family coverage in 2013, when most of the major provisions in the bill would be in effect.”
- Health Adviser to Obama Flip Flops on Rationing Care and Death Panels! – Palin was Right! 8/14/9 Washington Times: “Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the White House official targeted by Sarah Palin…as an advocate for health care rationing and “death panels,” said…his “thinking has evolved” on the need to decide who gets treated and who does not. “When I began working in the health policy area about 20 years ago … I thought we would definitely have to ration care, that there was a need to make a decision and deny people care,” said Dr. Emanuel, a health care adviser to President Obama…”I think that over the last five to seven years … I’ve come to the conclusion that in our system we are spending way more money than we need to, a lot of it on unnecessary care,” he said. “If we got rid of that care we would have absolutely no reason to even consider rationing except in a few cases.” Dr. Emanuel, the elder brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.”
- Obama Flips back on Flip Flop about Health Insurance Companies! 8/14/9 Will the real Obama please stand up?! First he tried to make health insurance companies the bad guys, then he told a town hall questioner on Friday that he was not trying to do that, now he is doing it again!!! Fox News: “President Obama took aim at the health insurance industry Sunday, using an op-ed to accuse the insurance companies of discriminating against millions…The op-ed in The New York Times escalated an approach…The president cited a “2007 national survey” which he said showed insurance companies “discriminated” against more than 12 million Americans over three years because of pre-existing conditions. “Almost everyone knows that we must start holding insurance companies accountable and give Americans a greater sense of stability and security when it comes to their health care.” — It’s all part of Team Obama’s effort to say the whole thing is only about insurance, not your health care! He needs to make America hate to get his ideas passed. Instead of hating congress and him, he wants you to hate big, bad, corporate-jet flying insurance company executives!
- Obama – Health Care Debate is About Him After All! 8/14/9 As we point out in our scandal dated 7/22/9 (Obama Press Conference Lie # 14), the President claims the health care debate is “not about me.” Yet Today Fox News reports it was about Obama: “President Barack Obama has made it clear that his efforts to reform the U.S. health care system have meaning to him personally. On Saturday, Obama invoked his own anguish over the death of a loved one as he challenged the notion that Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care would include “death panels” that decided who would get care and who wouldn’t. “I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it’s like to watch somebody you love, who’s aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that,” an impassioned Obama told a crowd as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with “the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma, when you start making arguments like that, that’s simply dishonest.” — Oh really? Obama was asked if his health care plan would take into consideration a person’s will to live. His answer was no! He said maybe grandma could just take a pill instead of having surgery! This was in the plan and the senate removed it. However, Obama continues to lie about it and make the argument about himself. Conservative American Jim DeMint says losing the health care reform battle could “break him.” Obama got mad and said it was not about him, but U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley told Fox News 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. — BTW, Dunham is his white grandmother who gave birth to his white mother, making Obama only half-black. He’s not the first “black” anything.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 62 – Regina Benjamin – Burger King Surgeon General! 8/15/9 – NBC Washington reports: “President Barack Obama’s nominee for surgeon general has worked part-time for one of the corporations keeping the youth of America fat — and not from behind the counter. According to financial disclosures, Dr. Regina Benjamin has received $10,000 since last year to serve on a Burger King scientific advisory board, the Washington Times reported. The documents didn’t say on what issues Benjamin has advised the fast-food chain, but company officials said she served on a nutritional advisory panel “to promote balanced diets and active lifestyle choices,” the Times reported. You know, kind of like Big Tobacco funding cancer research — dead customers don’t pay.” UPDATE 10/8/9 Catholic News Agency: The White House says Dr. Benjamin supports the President on “reproductive health issues.” But, does she? She has been recognized as a leading Catholic doctor and a member of the Catholic Health Association, a group that is pro-life. “Dr. Benjamin, a rural Catholic doctor from Alabama, has served on the board of the Catholic Health Association. She has also received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award from the Pope because of her example in her Catholic faith and in her medical profession.” Dr. Benjamin has not said if she is pro-life or anti-family.
- VP Biden says Stimulus has meant the “Return of Hope!” 8/17/9 From the RNC: “Moreover, Biden said, recovery is “more than just a compilation of statistics; it‘s the return of hope and optimism about the future that comes with making life better for communities and families across the country.” (David Lightman, “Stimulus Funds Being Spent Slowly, The Miami Herald, 5/28/09) -REALITY: No Hope Among Americans That Stimulus Is Helping To End Recession. “Six months after President Obama launched a $787 billion plan to right the nation‘s economy, a majority of Americans think the avalanche of new federal aid has cost too much and done too little to end the recession.” (Brad Heath, “Poll: 57% Don‘t See Stimulus Working,” USA Today, 8/17/09)
- Obama Flips back on Flip Flop about “Public Option!” 8/18/9 During a July radio address, President Obama promised he would not sign a health bill without the “Public Option,” socialist, government-run health care. Then on Saturday, the Flip-Flopper-in-Chief said “…The public option, whether we have it or we don’t have it, is not the entirety of health care reform. This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it.” – Today, the Associated Press reports Spinner Robert Gibbs said, “that news stories suggesting that the administration was ready to abandon the public option as it battles to push health care reform through were overblown. The rash of reports began after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared to signal the president was open to health care cooperatives as an alternative. Gibbs said there was no intention to indicate a change in policy. He said, “If it was a signal, it was a dog whistle we started blowing weeks ago.” – – That’s as clear as mud! UPDATE 8/20/9: Fox News quotes Obama: “”We said that’s a good idea, but we haven’t said that’s the only one,” he said. The president added that the goal of health care reform remains the same. “Our position hasn’t changed,” he said. “We think the key is cost control, competition, making sure people have good quality options. If we achieve that, that’s the end we’re seeking…” — Position hasn’t changed??!! The real question is how many times has the position changed? He flips more often then we can note!
- Hypocrite-in-Chief Obama Finances Offshore Drilling…in BRAZIL!!! 8/18/9 – Wall Street Journal: “The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field…near Rio de Janeiro…White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount...this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas. But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire…Late last month (a U.S.) court…open(ed) the way for the sale of (offshore drilling) leases in the Gulf….This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn’t allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields…Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won’t allow at home.”
- Obama’s 2nd 100 Days Job Claim False 8/19/9 -From the RNC chairman Michael Steele: “Obama Said Over 600,000 Jobs Would Be Created In Second Hundred Days Of Stimulus. ?As a result of this accelerated pace of activity, over 600,000 jobs are expected to be created or saved by the Recovery Act in the second 100 days …(The White House, ?President Obama And Vice President Biden Announce Roadmap To Recovery, Press Release, 6/08/09) REALITY: During Second Hundred Days, Over 700,000 Jobs Have Been Lost. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 8/19/09)
- Obama Claims Stimulus Already Producing Results in Nevada! 8/19/9 – “One hundred days later, we are already seeing results,” President Barack Obama said during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. (“Obama Upbeat, But Stimulus Cash Slow,” McClatchy, 8/19/09) REALITY: Nevada’s Stimulus Overseer Says Funds Going To State “Very Deficient.” “In Nevada, where President Barack Obama made a major speech touting the achievements of the stimulus plan, the state‘s share of stimulus money is “very deficient,” said Nevada‘s stimulus czar Mendy Elliott. “We are certainly grateful for the help that we received but the fact of the matter is there should have been some thoughtfulness.” Unemployment in the state stood at 11.3% last month.” (Louise Radnofsky, “Some Hard-Hit States Get Less Stimulus,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/1/09)
- Obama Administration Blunder on Cash for Clunkers! 8/20/9 They can’t run the “cash for clunkers” program, but they want you to trust them with your health care? You’re kidding, right? Many dealers have stopped accepting clunkers because they haven’t been paid by the government! Democrat Congressman Joe Sestak says most of the forms Team Obama has received asking for reimbursement have been rejected on minor paperwork problems. Some dealers wonder if they will ever get paid!
- Obama Hires Axelrod’s company to Run Ads for the ObamaCare Nightmare! 8/20/9 Talk about an inside job! Fox News says Team Obama has hired the company founded by White House Senior Astroturfist, David Axelrod, to do the ads for ObamaCare! Turns out the company owes Axelrod $2-million “and some Republican critics now question whether the firm was hired to indirectly fund his severance package!” — White House staffers getting rich from the Obama Administration…no conflict of interest there, eh?!
- Obama Lies (AGAIN) About Reaching out to Republicans! 8/20/9 The Associated Press: “Obama told his audiences he is trying to reach across the aisle to craft a bipartisan plan, even as he blamed Republicans for delay. He peppered his DNC remarks with jokes and jabs at conservatives that had the partisan crowd breaking into applause and laughter. In response, a spokesman for the No. 2 Republican in the House said he had a question for Obama and his team. “We would love to know when, exactly — time, date, place — the president or his staff reached out to Republican leaders?” said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. Republican leaders in May sent Obama a letter outlining the GOP’s principles and asking to collaborate. “And the president’s response?” Dayspring said. “Meeting? Nah. Work together? No thanks. Further discussion? Nope. Instead, they went with, ‘Thanks for the letter.'”
- Obama Purposely Misleads Americans by Blaming Republicans for Delay in passing the ObamaCare Nightmare! 8/20/9 The Associated Press: “Obama told his audiences he is trying to reach across the aisle…even as he blamed Republicans for delay.” Blamed Republicans??Obama and his socialist-democrats can pass anything they want on any day of the week without a single republican vote. Republicans factually do not have the votes to delay anything Obama wants. It isn’t the republicans delaying ObamaCare, it is Democrats. The blame lies ONLY with them! Meanwhile ABCDEmocrat News quotes Service Employees International Union Prez Andy Stern on the idea of blaming republicans: “”I think if health care reform dies, the Democrat majority in Congress dies with it,” said Andy Stern, the president of the Service Employees International Union. “It’s hard to imagine the Democrats convincing the public that Republicans are to blame for health care reform going down when the Democrats have such large majorities. … After last year’s promise of change, voters will start feeling buyer’s remorse.”
- Obama is “Fabricating” About Abortion Funding in the ObamaCare Nightmare! 8/21/9 CNS News reports: “President Barack Obama and Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, have taken directly contradictory positions on whether the health-care bill in the U.S. Congress funds abortion. Cardinal Rigali says the bill does fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are pushing an “illusion.” President Obama says the bill does not fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are guilty of a “fabrication.” Who is right and who is wrong? Cardinal Rigali laid out his position in a carefully reasoned and detailed argument presented…to the U.S. House…Obama laid out his position in two terse sentences…on BlogTalkRadio yesterday…But even…the New York Times’ explanation, the basic fact is impossible to ignore: The bill mandates that everyone getting federal subsidies to buy health insurance must have an opportunity to buy health insurance that covers abortion. Reported the Times: “…it says, in every part of the country, the government must ensure that there is at least one plan that covers abortion and at least one that does not.” — So your taxpayer dollars will fund abortions. Obama is being dishonest to say otherwise. Thanks to Ric on our Facebook page for this tip! UPDATE 9/9/9: Obama repeats the lie to Congress promising there won’t be money used to pay for abortions in “his” health care plan. UPDATE 9/30/9: Senate Democrats block any attempt to prevent ObamaCare from covering abortions. Doesn’t match with Obama’s lofty promise to congress!
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 63 – Mark Lloyd, Radio Czar 8/21/9 USA Insight calls Mark Lloyd the new Obama “Radio Czar.” CNS News reports Lloyd has some bizarre ideas: “Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. Lloyd presented the idea in his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America, published by the University of Illinois Press…Lloyd wrote Prologue to a Farce while a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress. In that capacity, he co-authored the 2007 report The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio, which concluded that 91% of talk radio programming is conservative and 9% is “progressive.” — ConservativeAmerican.org: Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with diversity. It is all about giving democrats control of radio. UPDATE 9/18/9: Lloyd is listed on the Sean Hannity TV special, “The President’s Top Ten.”
- Obama Deals with the “Devil” – Big Pharma! Liberals call him Fascist! 8/21/9 From Hot Air, Redstate, and Naked Emporer News …
Air America Liberal Radio calls Obama a Fascist! Amazing. They’re mad about his deal with Billy Tauzin and big pharma! Obama campaigned on the promise he would not have back room deals with Tauzin and any meetings with people like him would be on C-SPAN. He did make a back room deal with Tauzin and the meetings were not on C-SPAN! Interesting to note HOT AIR called us “turds” for saying Fascist in discussing Obama and now even HOT AIR writes about it! I guess they are “turds” too? To learn more about Fascism click here.
- Don’t Like ObamaCare? Well, YOU ARE PAYING to Promote It! 8/22/9 A Fox News Exclusive report indicates Team Obama is spending your tax dollars to push its own political agenda to nationalize health care! From Fox: “”This is yet another ominous chapter in the administration’s rabid campaign to jam its radical health care scheme onto an unwilling public by any means necessary,” Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan said in a statement…The White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama’s health care plan without signing up for them, FOX News has learned. The company, Govdelivery,…says its e-mail service provides a fully-automated on-demand public communication system. It is still unknown how much taxpayer money the White House provides to Govdelivery for its services.” — This is a huge scandal and a disgusting use of taxpayer dollars. Since when can a President use our tax dollars to further a political agenda?
- Non-Secretary Daschle Playing Both Sides of Socialist Health Care Debate! 8/23/9 The New York Times: “Six months have passed since the morning Tom Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader, under fire for not paying certain taxes, called President Obama to withdraw his nomination as health secretary and overhaul czar. But these days it often seems as if Daschle never left the picture. With unrivaled ties on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, Daschle talks constantly with top White House advisers, many of whom previously worked for him. He speaks frequently to the president, who met with him as recently as Friday in the Oval Office. He also remains a highly paid policy adviser to hospital, drug, pharmaceutical and other health-care-industry clients of Alston & Bird, the law and lobbying firm.” — So much for Obama not having lobbyists on his team, promising transparency, and on and on and on…Tom Daschle and Barack Obama are part of the Democrat Culture of Corruption.
- Liberal Media Turning on Obama! – Obama Appointment Scandal # 64 – Pete Rouse (& Obama Tax Cheat Scandal # 10!) 8/23/9 You know President Obama is having big problems when the NY Times blasts him for using Tom Daschle as a “Non-Secretary” of Health and the H.R. Huff-n-Stuff Huffington Post blasts one of his top advisors! Lee Stranahan from Huffington Post: “While it appears that Rouse may have been voting legally according to Alaskan election law, his voting status creates a conflict with his claim of a homestead deduction on his Washington D.C. residence. In an email today from the Homestead Unit of the Office of Tax and Revenue, Joseph Culligan was told…’Upon review of Mr. Peter M. Rouse’s case, he has not completely severed all ties to another state by voting outside of D.C.; therefore, we are reversing his homestead deduction and sending him a corrected bill.’…Pete Rouse is listed as one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama and previously served as a top staffer to Tom Daschle for twenty years.” — So Rouse is voting in Alaska but telling D.C. he lives there to get the tax deduction on his house. If that is true, we call it cheating on your taxes! Turns out Obama was right about changing how Washington does business…he’s made the Democrat Culture of Corruption even worse!
- Obama’s CIA Director Threatens to Quit over Political Move to Prosecute Bush CIA Interrogators! – 8/24/9 ABCDEmocrat News: “A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the…release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint(ed) intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC News.com. Amid reports that Panetta had threatened to quit just seven months after taking over at the spy agency, other insiders tell ABCNews.com that senior White House staff members are already discussing a possible shake-up of top national security officials. “You can expect a larger than normal turnover in the next year,” a senior adviser to Obama on intelligence matters told ABCNews.com.” — ConservativeAmerican.org: The larger than normal turnover will come because people are starting to realize that the President is dishonest and a socialist.
- Obama’s Lie About Abortion Funding in Government-run Health Care 8/24/9 – From HyScience.com: “So much for Obama’s desperate and cynical conference call to religious leaders August 19 where he accused his opponents of “bearing false witness” and of “divisive and deceptive attacks.”…even the Obama-loving AP points out there is no wiggle room in the legislation:”Since abortion is a legal medical procedure, experts on both sides say not mentioning it would allow health care plans in the new insurance exchange to provide unrestricted coverage.” –ConservativeAmerican.org says: Make no mistake, it’s in there! This President even lies to religious leaders!
- Obama on Vacation while 57% of Key Administration Positions not even Filled Yet! – 8/25/9 Fox News and the New York Times report: “the president is still missing…an assistant treasury secretary for financial markets; a director for the Agency for International Development…The slow movement could be a reflection of the trouble Obama had earlier in the year confirming a number of top agency officials. Problems over taxes and other issues derailed some of those nominations.” — ConservativeAmerican.org says: With 61 (so far) appointment scandals featured on our Obama Administration Scandals List, it’s no wonder Obama is having a hard time filling key posts. After appointing his second tax-cheater, he promised to “make sure we’re not screwing up again” (Scandal # 84).” Since then, he has appointed seven additional tax-cheaters!
- Commander Obama Fights 2 Wars Without a Secretary of the Army! – 8/25/9 Fox News and the New York Times report: “the president is still missing an assistant treasury secretary for financial markets; a director for the Agency for International Development; and even his Army secretary. He also has not yet filled several top national security posts.”
- Team Obama wants to Prosecute CIA Interrogators while at the Same Time Setting a Terrorist Free and Giving Him a Trip home to His Family! – 8/25/9 – From Fox News & Reuters: “the administration released Mohammed Jawad to his home in Afghanistan. Jawad had been accused of throwing a grenade in 2002 that injured two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter in Kabul. He has returned to his family, according to his lawyer. Kirk Lippold, former USS Cole commander and fellow at Military Families United, criticized the decision in a statement Monday, calling it part of a “sadly familiar pattern.” “No coherent policy in the war on terror. No comprehensive plan in place to deal with the future of Guantanamo Bay detainees. No accountability for terrorists who harm our brave fighting forces,” he said.” – UPDATE 9/1/9: Fox News quotes former VP Dick Cheney: “It’s an outrageous political act that will do great damage, long-term, to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say.”
- Obama’s Bernanke Distraction 8/25/9 John Carney at the Business Insider: “It was only yesterday when President Barack Obama sent his spokesguy to inform the Air Force One press pool that they should relax and assured them that “nobody’s looking to make any news.” Then, as Mediaite’s Glynnis MacNicol points out, Obama goes ahead and interrupts his Martha’s Vineyard vacation by holding a press conference to announce that he will be reappointing Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman. There are at least five months before Obama had to make this decision, making this timing very suspicious.” — ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: Provides a nice distraction from Obama’s slipping poll numbers, failing health care takeover and underwhelming economic news.
- Obama Changing 9/11 Day of Remembrance into Democrat Holiday! – 8/26/9 Just 8 years after 9/11 and the leader of the nation is ready to “change” the way we honor the victims and remember the event. The American Spectator: “The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry…into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing…The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left…They’re taking that day and they’re breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.”
- Team Obama Promotes Infighting and Distrust Among Intelligence Agencies! 8/26/9 – They’re supposed to keep us safe. Yet there is reportedly more infighting and distrust among federal intelligence agencies in the Obama Administration. Wall Street Journal: “The Justice Department’s decision to investigate CIA interrogation practices increased tension between the agencies and prompted a sense of betrayal among some CIA officers, current and former officials said.Rivalries had raged since the early days of the Central Intelligence Agency’s World War II-era forerunner, the Office of Strategic Services, and the trust built in the wake of the 9/11 attacks could be shattered by the investigation, these people said. Many CIA officers were stunned by Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to launch a probe. Some were deeply angered by what they consider a selective declassification of documents describing the acts at issue, former agency officials said Tuesday. Of particular concern to some: their agency’s decision not to release a rebuttal of a 2004 CIA inspector-general report criticizing the agency’s conduct in interrogations along with the report, which was made public Monday in response to a lawsuit.” The employees that were involved wrote a joint rebuttal and they believe it was ignored deliberately by [Justice] for political reasons,” said one former CIA official.”
- Obama Fundraiser Arrested! 8/26/9 – Fox News: “A wealthy investment banker and prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats was arrested Tuesday on charges he lied to get a $74 million business loan that — once confronted by authorities– he hastily repaid. Prosecutors accused Hassan Nemazee of giving Citibank documents showing he owned millions of dollars in collateral. They said the documents were fraudulent and forged.” -ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: another example of Obama’s incredibly poor judgement of character. UPDATE 7/15/10: Associated Democrat Press reports Nemazee is going to prison for 12 years.
- Obama Gives Stimulus Money to Prison Inmates! 8/26/9 – Fox News: “The federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday — a $425,000 error. Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski told FOXNews.com in a written statement that the money went out because official records “did not accurately reflect that they were in prison.” The inspector general’s office for the Social Security Administration is now looking into the problem as part of its broader audit on stimulus spending. “
- ObamaCare Nightmare Might Be Unconstitutional!! 8/26/9 – The feds don’t have the Constitutional power to force Americans to buy anything, including health insurance. From Bill O’Reilly’s 8/25/9 Talking Points Memo: “President Obama is taking a week off on Martha’s Vineyard with his family. The president will rest and recharge, and he needs it. The health care chaos has damaged the president’s credibility and job approval ratings, and there is another significant problem coming down the road – forcing Americans to buy health insurance may be unconstitutional. According to a number of scholars, the feds can’t force us to buy anything, which is just another annoying thing for the president to consider. Talking Points hopes the president understands that not all of those who oppose his policies are doing so for nefarious reasons. Yes, there are some who despise the president, but most of us want what’s best for America, and bankrupting the nation certainly does not fit that mindset. Finally, the president must know that his health care vision is in serious trouble. Blaming dissenters and news agencies like Fox is hurting the president.” — ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: Obama has always felt the U.S. Constitution is in his way.
- Team Obama Uses Kennedy Death to Promote Socialist Healthcare 8/27/9 – Fox News says John Kerry spoke of it at Kennedy’s memorial: “Anyone addressing the health care bill at the (memorial) service would tread a fine line between taste and politics, especially since conservative commentators have already objected to proposals to name the measure The Kennedy Bill. “He labored with all his might to make health care a right for all America, and we will do that in his honor,” said Sen. John Kerry, his Democratic colleague from Massachusetts for decades.” — Politico: “”Placing [Kennedy’s] name on a health-care bill, in memoriam, or using his name as a sympathy ploy to advance a health care bill that would deny Americans the choices Sen. Kennedy had is an insult and is supreme hypocrisy,” the talk show host Rush Limbaugh said…(Sean Hannity said) “we’re now being implored to get behind Obamacare because it’s what Ted Kennedy would have wanted”…Bill Hillsman, an independent political consultant…”I don’t think Ted Kennedy’s memorial is going to be a cheerleading session for health care.”
UPDATE 9/2/9:Fox News: “I think it’s going to help us,” the Nevada Democrat (Harry Reid) told the Reno Gazette-Journal.UPDATE 9/3/9: Fox notes John Freakin’ Kerry also plans to use the Kennedy death to his advantage: “Kerry quickly invoked Kennedy’s memory and promised to push for the best health care reform package possible.”That means taking on these battles in the way that Teddy would and I pledge to you that I will,” he said.
- Team Obama Kills Investigation into Obama Friend! 8/27/9 –Fox News: “The decision not to pursue indictments (against Gov. Bill Richardson) was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.”It’s over. There’s nothing. It was killed in Washington,” the person told The Associated Press.A federal grand jury began an investigation in 2008 into a possible pay-to-play scheme in which lucrative work on state bond deals went to a Richardson donor.”
- Obama’s Broken Promise on Reporting Lobbyists 8/31/9 – The Washington Post: “President Obama ordered federal officials to disclose their contacts with lobbyists trying to influence how the government doles out money to jump-start the economy. Yet few such communications have been reported even though lobbyists say they are busier than ever with the multibillion-dollar stimulus…In August, the entire government reported only eight such lobbying contacts. The Pentagon, which controls about $7.4 billion in stimulus spending, reported just one lobbying contact so far this year. The Homeland Security Department, with at least $3 billion to spend, reported none.” UPDATE 9/5/9: The Beachwood reporter also notes: “We decided to track this promise with a clock – so far it’s at 94 days and counting – and there is no sign it will be stopping any time soon. As we noted in May, though more than 800 lobbyists had registered to lobby on stimulus issues, only a handful actually appeared in lobbying disclosures on agency Web sites. Instead, lobbying firms were sending junior employees who were not registered lobbyists, or arranging direct meetings between government officials and clients.”
- Obama’s Broken Promise on “Shipping Away Prisoners in the Dead of Night!”- The Raymond Azar Story 8/31/9 – Columnist Leonard Pitts at the Niles Daily Star reports on this latest instance of Obama being just a 3rd Bush term! “in April, the U.S. government snatched Raymond Azar out of Afghanistan. His waist, wrists and ankles were shackled, he was stripped naked and photographed, made to wear headphones, blindfolded, hooded and stuffed into an executive jet and flown to the United States. Azar says his eyeglasses were taken and he was left in an ice-cold room, denied food for 30 hours and told he might never see his wife and children again. The FBI agent who was in charge denies that last accusation. And a representative for the Justice Department says Azar was kept in a comfortable chair in a comfortable room and offered blankets, food and water. As near as I can determine, Azar’s other claims are undisputed…Was he part of a terror cell plotting to attack some American landmark? Actually, Azar’s crime was that he padded invoices and paid kickbacks. According to published reports, Raymond Azar is a Lebanese man who worked for a Lebanese construction company with a multimillion-dollar Pentagon contract to do reconstruction work in Afghanistan. Recently, Azar pleaded guilty to paying an Army Corp of Engineers officer in exchange for the officer’s approval of the inflated bills. He faces as much as five years behind bars. Serious stuff, to be sure. But serious enough for hoods, blindfolds and shackles? Color me skeptical. The whole thing carries a thorny echo of the “extraordinary renditions” that flourished under President George W. Bush, when a supposed terrorist would be grabbed up, shackled, hooded and shipped off to some Middle Eastern dungeon where interrogators were happy to torture him into saying whatever needed to be said. Many Americans were appalled by that contravention of the nation’s values, among them a presidential candidate named Barack Obama who promised an end to “the practice of shipping away prisoners in the dead of night to be tortured in far-off countries.” If that promise was not broken by Azar’s experience, it sure was dented. Meaning that,… it was close enough to give pause, especially considering the nature of Azar’s crime. His “weapon” was a “ledger,” for criminy sake! For that it was necessary to treat him like the love child of Osama bin Laden and Hannibal Lecter?” — ConservativeAmerican.org: It’s also another example of the MSM’s double standard. Hats off to Pitts on this one. Maybe Eric Holder will have to investigate the Obama Interrogators on this one!
- Obama & Holder Break “Don’t Look Back” Promise with CIA Investigation 8/31/9 Right Wing Sparkle: “Once again Obama has lied to us when in April he said he wanted to look forward and not backwards and wouldn’t prosecute CIA interrogators involved in interrogations after 9-11. Attorney General Eric Holder also lied. (Obama:) “Nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past,” the president added. “For those who carried out some of these operations within the four corners of legal opinions or guidance that had been provided from the White House, I do not think it’s appropriate for them to be prosecuted.” At the time, Holder added: “It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.”
- Holder’s Latest Gitmo Flip Flop 9/1/9 – Fox & Friends points out that in 2002 Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, said terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay were not entitled to be treated in accord with the Geneva Convention. Then, last year, Holder said he can’t believe he lives in a country (or as he says, a “nation of cowards”) where the terrorists are not treated in line with the Geneva rules. Glenn Beck’s take? This “game” (our word not his) of prosecuting the Bush CIA Team is all Politics.
- Team Obama War on Terror Lingo Flip Flop 9/1/9 – Remember how Team Obama decided it was better to call the terrorists’ war on us an “overseas contigency operation?” The memo went out and the feds no longer call it a “War on Terror.” That was Bush’s thing. White House Spinmeister Robert Brothers Gibbs either screwed up or the White House has flip flopped on its lingo memo! From Fox News: “You can’t under-resource the most important part of our War on Terror, you can’t under-resource that for five or six or seven years — whether it’s under-resourced with troops, whether it’s under-resourced with civilian manpower, whether it’s under-resourced with economic development funding — and hope to snap your fingers and have that turn around in just a few months,” Gibbs said during the daily briefing to reporters. Asked Tuesday whether the use of the phrase was (used) intentionally, Gibbs answered, “We’re focused on getting the strategy right.” …counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, went beyond that early last month telling reporters that “describing our efforts as a ‘global war’ only plays into the warped narrative that al Qaeda propagates.” UPDATE 1/7/10: The ultra liberal Daily Kos website says we’re wrong about this and that Obama says War on Terror all the time.
- Obama’s School Indoctrination Plan – The Fascist Obama Youth Society! 9/2/9 – Obama wants to speak to school kids. No problem. But his White House aides “help” the Education department write lessons where kids are required or encouraged to tell how Obama inspired them, to list ways they can help Obama, and read books about Obama. He’s trying to brainwash your kids into coming home as little Obama Socialists! UPDATE 9/3/9: The Washington Times reports White House staffers admit the plan did not come off very wello and they are “rethinking” and “rewriting” the lesson plans over at the Department of Indoctrination. UPDATE 9/5/9:Weekly Blitz says perhaps Obama could teach people something. Szandor Blestman writes, “One could point out his already broken promises. There are still troops in Iraq. Warfare carried out by American soldiers in other areas has been escalated. Torture of “enemy combatants” continues. No law of the Bush administration, however unconstitutional they may be, has been repealed. A vitriolic and divisive debate on health care reform has been launched to cover up these inadequacies in his policies and keep the support of his left flank from collapsing. In short, there was no change delivered, there will be no change delivered, except for maybe toward a more authoritarian, collectivist model of government, and the hope that we once had for this great nation, the hope of individual freedom and self determination for all mankind, is dwindling with each and every big government program that he tries to force down our throats. It should be explained to these children and maybe some adults that this type of dishonest behavior shouldn’t be tolerated. It isn’t tolerated in the private sector and it shouldn’t be tolerated in the public sector either. It can be explained to the kids that perhaps most people are more than fed up and frustrated by the antics of almost all of our federal government officials, regardless of party, and that perhaps this is why we’ve seen such outbreaks of anger expressed at the recent town hall meetings. UPDATE 9/8/9: Obama gives his pep talk today. Nothing wrong with the talk. It was the fascist lesson plans that went with it that upset us. Fox News reports dems can’t cry foul on this one: “when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech in…1991 to students at a junior high school…Democratic critics went much further and investigated the event, Washington Examiner columnist Byron York reported Tuesday. Democrats, who controlled Congress at the time, ordered the General Accounting Office to probe the production of the speech and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for a hearing…Rep. William Ford, then chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee,…ordered the probe. “…I am very much interested in the justification, rationale for giving the White House scarce education funds to produce a media event.”
- Obama’s Communist Green Jobs Czar calls Republicans A**holes! No class at all. 9/2/9 Commie Van Jones is seen on tape admitting that he, himself, is an A**hole. He also calls republicans the name. If you must, you can view it here
- Obama’s Lie to the Joint Session of Congress! 9/3/9 – He hasn’t even given the talk yet, and already Team Obama is announcing the President will lie to the nation! As Fox News reports, “White House aides say the president will not be very specific about details of a health care reform policy, but he will deliver the message that Democrats are willing to go it alone if they can’t get Republican support. ” — ConservativeAmerican.org: What a bunch of bull! “Willing to go it alone?!” They have never needed, nor sought, any republican input or support. Remember Obama saying, “It’s not going to happen like that. I won.” That’s how he feels about Republican support. This has never been about republican support and it is a lie to suggest otherwise.Obama can’t get his own democrats to vote for this stupidity. Fact: Republicans are powerless to do anything about socialist, government-run health care. The democrats run everything. If they want it, all they have to do is stand up and be counted….then face the voters. It’s the last part that scares them.
- Obama Friend & Communist Green Jobs Czar Believes 9/11 was an Inside Job! 9/3/9 – Fox News: “Jones joined the“9/11 truther” movement by signing a statement in 2004 calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests “people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.” The statement asked a series of critical questions hinting at Bush administration involvement in the attacks and called for “deeper inquiry.” It was also signed by former Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.” –ConservativeAmerican.org asks: How long until Van Jones resigns/gets fired? His is only one of 60+ (so far) Obama appointment scandals on this list!UPDATE 9/5/9:From Jake Tapper at ABC comes this update necessary to be fair (yes, even to someone like Van Jones)…”It’s worth pointing out that Ben Smith at Politico has spoken to two signatories of that petition, Rabbi Michael Lerner and historian Howard Zinn, who say they were misled about what they were signing. And the conservative website Little Green Footballs points out that Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of “Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It” has posted on her website, the American Center for Democracy: “PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is not a signatory of the 911Truth.org. She has asked several times to have her named removed from the list, but the organization failed to comply.” —UPDATE 9/5/9: Hold your horses! Right Wing News says Van Jones was part of a March in San Francisco to demand the investigation into 9/11 being an inside job!
- Obama’s Political Organization Calls those against Obamacare “Right Wing Domestic Terrorists!!” 9/3/9 – The Fox & Friends morning show reported today that Obama’s political group, “Organizing for America” had information about the 9/11 memorial indicating that it was a day to remember the 3,000 Americans killed by terrorists and to renew the fight against “Right Wing Domestic Terrorists” fighting the Obama Agenda!!! These guys are far, far beyond “beyond belief!” They want the CIA in jail, those who oppose are called terrorists, but they give a free plane ride back home to an Afghan Terrorist who attacked U.S. Soldiers and simply set him free!! (See scandal dated 8/25/9) Scandal doesn’t seem like a big enough word.
- VP Biden Declares Obama’s Deficit Stimulus Plan a Success Despite Not Delivering Needed Boost in Jobs 9/3/9 – The Associated Democrat Press: “Biden proclaimed success beyond expectations Thursday for the $787 billion economic stimulus, but his glowing assessment overlooks many of the program’s problems, including delays in releasing money, questionable spending priorities and project picks that are under investigation…The administration has struggled to make the case that the huge spending program has delivered real economic recovery at a time when the nation’s unemployment rate threatens to top 10 percent…(Biden) proudly pointed to more than 2,200 highway projects Thursday funded by the program, but didn’t mention the growing frustration among contractors that infrastructure money is only trickling out and thus far hasn’t delivered the needed boost in jobs
- Obama Stimulus Screws Up Grants to Airports! 9/3/9 – From the AP: “Biden noted 192 airports targeted for improvements with stimulus money, but made no reference to the investigation launched after a federal watchdog raised concerns about how the projects were selected…the Obama administration used stimulus money to pay for 50 airport projects that didn’t meet the grant criteria and approved projects at four airports with a history of mismanaging federal grants!”
- Obama-Biden Waste Millions of Dollars on Military Construction Projects! 9/3/9 – From the AP: “Biden praised the more than 2,400 military construction projects paid for with stimulus money, but ignored the millions of dollars in savings the Defense Department lost because it hasn’t competitively bid many of the jobs. The Defense Department frequently awards no-bid work to small contractors for repairs at military bases under the stimulus, costing taxpayers millions of dollars more than when businesses compete for the work, an Associated Press analysis of 570 such contracts found.” UPDATE 1/18/10: Even the Democrats notice Obama’s no-bid lie.
- Obama-Biden Waste Stimulus Money to Repair Bridges that Don’t Need Repairing!!! 9/3/9 – From the AP: “Biden noted that transportation money was replacing unsafe bridges. “It is worthwhile to take some of those 5,000 bridges out there that are ready to collapse, follow what happened in the upper Midwest, and fix them,” he said. But most states are spending stimulus money on bridges that are already in good shape, another AP analysis found. Of the 2,476 bridges scheduled to receive stimulus money so far, nearly half have passed inspections with high marks, according to federal data. Those 1,123 sound bridges received such high inspection ratings that they normally would not qualify for federal bridge money, yet they will share in more than $1.2 billion in stimulus money, the AP analysis published in July found.
- Obama & His Broken Promises to Suddenly “fa” 9/4/9 – Rick Klein at ABCDEmocrat News’ “The Note”: “Team Obama has always been a bit better about telegraphing the strategic shifts than in following through — or in following a new course once it’s publicly selected. How many interviews did Axelrod or Obama himself give in 2008 to send the message that the campaign was about to get tougher? And what happened to attacking insurance companies, or making the moral case for health reform, or focusing on consumer protections?” — So will he “get tough” this time when he addresses congress?
- Obama’s Abu Ghraib is in Kabul, Afghanistan 9/4/9 – Remember all the heat President Bush took for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal wehre U.S. soliders were caught behaving badly? The story was full of physical, psychological and sexual abuse. Now, President Obama has his own scandal involving the behavior of U.S. soldiers caught behaving badly! This time in Kabul. Fox News: “Defense Secretary Robert Gates responded…to a controversy at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan by saying the alleged lewd hazing and sexual horseplay among guards at the embassy is “offensive” and “inexcusable.”…a watchdog’s report…was accompanied by graphic photos of nude, homoerotic parties staged just miles from the U.S. diplomatic mission. According to the report, the “deviant hazing and humiliation” had led to a breakdown in the chain of command and compromised security…One photo released by the group showed mostly naked men dancing around a campfire; another showed one man eating food out of another’s buttocks; and another photo showed a naked man peeing in front of others. Alcohol is prevalent in most of the pictures. According to the report, and the personal accounts it included, the behavior was not consensual.POGO said that guards claim the supervisors are hazing and pressuring other guards to participate, creating a “climate of fear and coercion.” Those who do not participate are ridiculed, demoted or even fired.” –ConservativeAmerican.org asks Will Obama be blasted daily in the press the same way Bush was? Will he even have to issue a comment? Don’t count on it.
- Obama’s Broken Promise on Hardship withdrawals from IRA’s 9/5/9 – The St. Petersburg Times’ “Obameter” says this promise has been broken: “We’ve tracked this promise on penalty-free 401(k) withdrawals since President Barack Obama took office. It seems like it’s time (4/10/09) to stick a fork in it and declare it done. The measure, which Obama proposed during the fall of 2008 as the economy was swooning, would have allowed workers to take money from their 401(k) retirement accounts before retirement, but without the usual penalty of 10 percent on top of regular taxes. The idea was to help cash-strapped workers get through hard times without having to absorb penalties for their bad fortune.” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes: The Obameter has tons of catching up to do, listing only a handful of broken promises.
- Obama’s So-Called “Tough” Ethical Standards get Waived Over and Over and Over! — Appointment Scandal # 65 9/7/9 – Remember when President Obama promised “the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history?” Jake Tapper at ABC News reports the Obama Administration simply issues waivers to get around the rules! He notes 10 waivers announced this labor day weekend when no one is watching! From Tapper: “Waivers…allow the officials to participate with persons with whom, and entities with which, “the appointees formerly had a professional relationship,” Eisen wrote, “because there was a compelling public interest in allowing it.” — ConservativeAmerican.org notes: Gosh, there never could have been a “compelling public interest” with other presidents before, Riiiiiiiiiiiight? Gee, Obama is so much better than all of them. *Gag*. Tapper Again: Waiver # 1: NASA administrator Charles Bolden; Bolden served as a consultant to the science, engineering, and technology corporation SAIC, which has billions in government contracts, and on the board of directors of aerospace and defense giant GenCorp. The President’s ethics rules would otherwise prohibit Bolden from participaring in any matter in which SAIC or GenCorp was a party in any way. That was waived because Bolden’s “knowledge of and expertise in current NASA programs are essential to making informed and timely decision-making.” — ConservativeAmerican.org comments: This wouldn’t even be a Scandal if Obama had not promised to be soooooooo different and changey and have all of these promised tough ethical standards. The guy is a fraud and a fake.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 66, Lobbyist Scandal #8 – Naomi Walker 9/7/9 – Jake Tapper at ABC News reports another Ethics Rules Waiver went to: “Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor Naomi Walker; Walker was Director of State Government Affairs for the AFL-CIO but has been permitted to communicate with that organization because, the Obama administration decided, prohibiting her from doing so would be detrimental to the Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO’s 11 million members. She is still prohibited for the next two years to participate in any matter having to do with regulations or contracts involving the AFL-CIO.” — ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: OMG! Another gift to his lefty socialist-democrat union pals!! There have been Seven other lobbyists appointed too! These include Leon Panetta (Scandal dated 1/5/9), Bill Lynn (Scandal 1/22/9), William Corr (Scandal 1/22/9), Mark Patterson (Scandal 1/26/9), Jocelyn Frye (3/10/9), Cecilia Munoz (3/10/9), and Richard Verna (3/20/9).
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 67 – Ash Carter 9/7/9 – Tapper’s other reported Ethics Rules Waivers went to: “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Ash Carter; Carter was a consultant for defense giant Textron, Inc. focusing on strategy and mergers and acquisitions, trends in military technology and strategy, and how and where military platforms and weapon systems could be deployed effectively. Carter also provided advice on the Sensor Fuzed Weapon, a cluster bomb used by the U.S. Air Force…in the view of the Obama administration, “national security challenges require your expertise and judgment in making sound acquisition decisions on major defense programs, several of which involve Textron or one of its subsidiaries.” — Remember the no Lobbyists Promise??!!
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 68 – Lanny Breuer, Bizarre Conflict of Interest Okay with Team Obama! 9/7/9 – “Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer previously worked for the law firm Covington & Burling…(Both) are permitted to cooperate and participate in the investigation into possible prosecutorial misconduct in the case of U.S. v Theodore Stevens even though government lawyers whose conduct is in question are represented by both law firms.” David “Playboy” Ogden also is involved in this Scandal. See Appointment Scandal dated 2/4/9.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 69 – Philip Reitinger 9/7/9 – “Deputy Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate and Director of the National Cybersecurity Center in the Department of Homeland Security Philip Reitinger; Reitinger worked for Microsoft Corportation as Chief Trustworthy Infrastructure Strategy from 2003 until March 2009. Because of his “unique expertise, industry perspective and responsibilities for cyber programs,” he is permitted to deal with Microsoft;
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 70 – Margot Rogers 9/7/9 “Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education Margot Rogers…worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works on education issues. (She is) allowed to have communications with that charitable foundation;”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 71 – James Shelton 9/7/9 “Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement James Shelton…worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works on education issues. (He is) allowed to have communications with that charitable foundation;”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 72 – Aaron Williams 9/7/9 “Peace Corps director Aaron Williams; Williams served on the board of directors of the National Peace Corps Association, and is now prohibited from participating in any matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to NPCA.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 73 – Valerie Jarrett 9/7/9 Tapper also reports on others who received rules waivers. They include: “Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, the former Vice Chair of the non-profit entity “Chicago 2016,” who is leading the White House’s efforts to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago;”– See related Valerie Jarrett Scandal dated 12/18/2008. UPDATE 10/1/9: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says Jarrett is “not only a slumlord from Chicago but she also funded other slumlords. She served — and we sent our investigators out to Chicago to get the documents — she served on the boards of several organizations that provided funding and support for Tony Rezko and Allison Davis. Allison Davis was the former boss of Obama.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 74 – Jonathan Kravis 9/7/9 Obama also needed to get around his own rules by issuing an Ethics Waiver went to “Associate White House Counsel Jonathan Kravis, former employee of Williams & Connolly LLP, which represented the office of former President George W. Bush.” And…
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 75 – Chris Weideman 9/7/9…”Associate White House Counsel Chris Weideman, former employee of Williams & Connolly LLP, which represented the office of former President George W. Bush.”
- Obama Uses Tax Dollars to Bailout Captain Morgan Rum! 9/7/9 AND, the bailout hurts Puerto Rico, a U.S. Territory! The LA Times: “The U.S. taxpayer is basically being asked to line the pockets of the world’s largest liquor producer,” says Steve Ellis, the vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog organization…With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary — the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum. Under the agreement, London-based Diageo PLC will receive tax credits and other benefits worth $2.7 billion over 30 years, including the entire $165-million cost of building a state-of-the-art distillery on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory. Virgin Islands officials say the arrangement complies with the letter and spirit of tax law and will help the islands’ sagging economy. Captain Morgan is now produced in another U.S. territory, Puerto Rico, and critics say the Virgin Islands’ subsidy for the new distillery there, along with the other benefits, are so generous that they practically guarantees a profit on every gallon of rum produced there by Diageo, the biggest distilled spirits maker in the world.” — Thanks to Scott at Amorian.org for this one!
- As Predicted, Obama Knew About Release of Lockerbie Bomber Ahead of Time, then Pretended to be “Outraged!” 9/7/9 – As reported August 28th, Conservative American Ken Blackwell was among the first to question the supposed Obama Administration “Outrage” over the release of this terrorist. Allahpundit at Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air asks, “Is this a scandal?” Heck yes it is! From his post: “British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen. ‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide. ‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though Megrahi’s return was out of the blue.” — ConservativeAmerican.org: In “Obama’s Watergate,” we pointed out Obama may have to answer the Watergate questions: what did he know and when did he know it? Will anyone ask him? Will he apologize to the nation during his talk to Congress this week? He should.
- Obama Broken Small Business Promise # 1 -Restore the SBA Budget– 9/8/9 From the Huffington Post: “(A) press release was put out by the American Small Business League:… The American Small Business League (ASBL) is sounding the alarm and expressing its concerns over President Obama’s future plans for the SBA…During the 2008 presidential election cycle, President Obama promised to restore the SBA’s budget…To date, President Obama has failed”
- Obama Broken Small Business Promise # 2 -Restore the SBA Administrator to the Cabinet– 9/8/9 From the Huffington Post: “(A) press release was put out by the American Small Business League: …During the 2008 presidential election cycle, President Obama promised to…restore the SBA Administrator to a cabinet level position…To date, President Obama has failed”
- Obama Broken Small Business Promise # 3 -Help Women-Owned Firms– 9/8/9 From the Huffington Post: “(A) press release was put out by the American Small Business League: …During the 2008 presidential election cycle, President Obama promised to…implement the 5 percent set-aside goal for women owned firms…To date, President Obama has failed”
- Obama Broken Small Business Promise # 4 -Stop Giving Small Business Money to Big Business– 9/8/9 From the Huffington Post: “(A) press release was put out by the American Small Business League: …During the 2008 presidential election cycle, President Obama promised to…stop the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants. To date, President Obama has failed to honor these campaign promises.”
- Obama Lies to Congress # 1 – Promises to give Americans the “Same Opportunity” as Congress! 9/9/9 – President Obama has no problem speaking lies. You can see a list of his repeated lies from his address to congress by clicking here. He also told some new ones. He told congress that it’s about time Washington gives Americans “the SAME OPPORTUNITY we give ourselves!” This line also got applause. Odd. Democrats have defeated any measure that would require congress to take part in the public option. So if we get the SAME OPPORTUNITY, can we skip out on the public option too? What if our employer goes to this plan? Then we have no choice. That’s not exactly the SAME OPPORTUNITY, is it?
- Obama Lies to Congress # 2 – Health Care is “to the Breaking Point.” 9/9/9 – Obama told congress that the U.S. health care system is “to the breaking point.” This is an absolute falsehood with more than 70% of Americans happy with their health care. If no plan passes at all, nothing will break. The system simply will continue.
- Obama Lies to Congress # 3 – Forced Preventative Care Saves Money 9/9/9 – From the AP:”
OBAMA: Requiring insurance companies to cover preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies “makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives.”THE FACTS: Studies have shown that much preventive care — particularly tests like the ones Obama mentions — actually costs money instead of saving it. That’s because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer in their early stages involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease. The costs of a large number of tests, even if they’re relatively cheap, will outweigh the costs of caring for the minority of people who would have ended up getting sick without the testing.”
- Obama Lies to Congress # 4 – “My Plan” 9/9/9 Rush Limbaugh call’s this one Obama’s Biggest Lie Yet! The President repeated over and over again statements like “my plan” and “the plan I present.” He doesn’t have a plan! He has not written a plan for congress to consider. He has not proposed a bill for congress to consider. His plan only exists in his mind. None of the bills being considered has all of his components. The so-called “Plan” he claimed to present to Congress and the American people, simply does not exist. UPDATE 9/17/9: Rush Limbaugh calls this “Obama’s Biggest Lie!”
- Obama Lies to Congress # 5 -Obamacare “Would not Impact You!” 9/9/9 President Obama tells the American people the Obamacare Nightmare, “would not impact those of you who already have insurance.” This, just as the promise that you can keep your coverage and your doctor, is simply a promise he cannot make. He does not have the power to keep that promise. Companies will opt out of their skyrocketing insurance costs and will instead put their employees on the government-run socialist plan. You would then be on it and it certainly would impact you! UPDATE 9/14/9: A new survey shows Conservative Americans are right about the Obamacare Nightmare! Despite the president’s promises that nothing will change for you, everything could change…and pronto! Biz Times says “health benefits survey says payroll penalty would be bargain for most local companies! Nearly three out of four Milwaukee-area companies could lower their health care costs by 20 percent or more if they scrapped their current plan and paid the 8 percent payroll penalty proposed by Congress, according to the new 2010 Greater Milwaukee Health Care Benefit Survey. Seventy-three percent of employers who responded to the HCTrends.com survey reported that health care benefits represented at least 10 percent of their total payroll costs. Electing to pay the 8 percent penalty instead would reduce their health care costs by 20 percent. Twenty-eight percent of employers said their health care benefits represented 16 percent or more of total payroll costs. These employers could reduce their health care expenses by at least 50 percent…Free copies of the results…at www.HCTrends.com.”
Below, you’ll start reading the 21 NEW Lies, 5 flip flops and 1 scandalous admission Obama told to Congress. (Continued on the next page of this list)! To see the 13 OLD lies that Obama just Repeated to congress, click here. That’s a total of 40 Lies Obama Told Congress! Our thanks to National Review Online for catching 6 new lies we missed!
On 9/4/11, ConservativeAmerican.org discontinued the list. It was simply too much work to keep up with all of the Team Obama lies and broken promises. And, the majority of voters were not even willing to listen to the truth about Obama. As history taught us, President Obama was easily reelected in 2012. People still believed the “If you like you plan, you can keep it” lie. Only after the President broke that promise, one that impacted tens of millions of Americans, did citizens start to wake up and realize who the REAL Barack Obama is. This list is presented to all of those now willing to look into Obama’s past.
You can visit all the pages of the Official Obama Administration Scandals List!
SCANDALS By Scandal Number:1-100. 101-200. 201-300. 301-400. 401-500. 501-600. 601-700. 701-800. 801-900. 901-1000. 1001-1100. 1101-1200. 1201-1300. 1301-1400. 1401-1500. 1501-1600. 1601-1700. 1701-1800. 1801-1900. 1901-2000. 2001-2100. 2101-2200. 2201-2300. 2301-2325.
SCANDALS By PAGE Name:
Page 1 – Official Obama Adnimistration Scandals List.
Page 2 – Obama Lies List.
Page 3 – The Tea Party Guide to the Obama Galaxy.
Page 4 The Obama Excuses List.
Page 5 Obama’s Broken Promises List.
Page 6 The Obama Mistakes List.
Page 7 Obama Scandals List.
Page 8 Obamacare Lies List.
Page 9 More Obama Lies.
Page 10 Official Obama Scandals & Lies List.
Page 11 The Obama-Nopoulus 26, 41 State of the Union Lies & Other Obama Scandals!
Page 12 How Many Lies Has Obama Told?
Page 13 More and More Obama Broken Promises! – 1300 & Counting!
Page 14 Obama Nominee Scandals & Other Team Obama Lies
Page 15 Obama Mistakes and Lies List.
Page 16 Never-ending List of Obama Lies
Page 17 The Best Obama Lies List
Page 18 Obamifact/ObamaWiki – The Obama List
BONUS PAGE: 310 Obamacare Lies and Broken Promises!
Page 19 Obama Promises Melt Like Snowflakes! – And We List the Snowflakes
Page 20 ObamaPedia Guide to Obama Lies
Page 21 Obama’s Endless String of Broken Promises
Page 22 Obama’s Broken Net Spending Cut Lie and 2,200 Other Fabrications!
Page 23 – Obama: “I want you to hold me Accountable!” – Okay, we will.
Page 24 – Keeping Track of Obama Lies, Broken Promises.
SCANDALS By Date:
Obama’s Youth-through-Joe the Plumber (10/25/08).
10/30/08 Aunt Zeituni-through-Urban Czar 3/1/9
Broken Earmark pledge 3/1/9-through-4/13/9 Fascist Obama tells Cops to watch out for Conservatives!
Samson Obama 4/13/9-through-Energy Hypocrisy 5/22/9
Racist Sonia Sotomayor 5/26/9-through-Inspectors General-Gate (#3!) 7/8/9
Inspectors General-Gate (#4!) 7/8/9-through-Stimulus “bang” for the buck? 8/7/9
Biden Credits Stimulus 8/7/9-through-Obama Lies to Congress #5 9/9/9
Obama Lies to Congress #6 9/9/9-through-Broken New Orleans Promise 10/16/9
Obama is for drilling?! 10/16/9-through-Jarrett Disagrees with Obama 12/3/9
Obama Lies About Troops 12/3/9-through-Appoints a Transgender 1/5/10
Obama Shock & Awe 1/7/10-through-Obama Disagrees with Himself 1/28/10
Obama’s BS on Lobbyists 1/28/10-through-Obama’s Fake & Staged Obamacare Summit 2/24/10
Obamacare Nightmare gets worse 2/24/10-through-Obama screws up on pre-existing coverage for kids 3/24/10
Obama buys 2 Obamacare Votes 3/24/10-through-Obama stimulus didn’t save teacher jobs after all 5/7/10
Obama Gulf Oil Blunder 5/7/10-through-Obama’s Caribou Coffee Cover-Up 6/29/10
Team Obama says Taliban is Stronger now! 6/29/10-through-Obama again promises to work on economy 9/1/10
Gibbs Lies about Obama 9/1/10-through-Gibbs Flip-flops on Chamber of Commerce 10/17/10
Obama says Americans Don’t Think Clearly! 10/19/10-through-Obama stimulus a complete failure 12/5/10
Bonus Page: 310 Obamacare Lies!
Obama’s Wiki Failure 12/5/10-through-Obama’s State of Confusion Address 1/25/11
Obama’s State of Confusion continued 1/25/11-through-Obama’s Ambassador Forced to Resign 3/20/11.
Obama Libyan Scandals (#4)-through-Obama’s Fake Debt Concern Speech Lie # 23.
More Obama fake debt concern-through-Obama lying about cause of poor economy 6/10/11.
Obama Lying About Border Security 6/10/11-through-Obama’s Lie About Not Resting Until Every American Had a Job! 8/18/11.
Team Obama stops deportations of democrat voters-through-Unions Laboring over why Obama is governing “small.”