By Peter Andrew – ConservativeAmerican.org
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- Obama’s Urban Czar Pay for Play Scandal (Appointment Scandal #25) – 3/1/9 The NY Daily News I-Team reports Adolfo Carrion, Jr., the man who is President Obama’s newly minted urban czar, “pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from city developers whose projects he approved or funded with taxpayers’ money.” Amazing how most of these big appointment scandals go unreported as the national press tries to help its new President.
- Obama’s Broken Earmark Pledge – 3/1/9 No big surprise here…Peter Orszag says Obama will “sign the $410 billion spending bill despite a campaign pledge that he would reject tailored budget requests that let lawmakers send money to their home states. Orszag said Obama would move ahead and overlook the time-tested tradition that lets officials divert millions at a time to pet projects.” From Rush Limbaugh: “He declared war on earmarks in a bill that’s got 9,000 of them! (laughing)… And he said this without bursting out laughing, too. He’s got to know when he says this, that it’s just BS. The only difference in his words and a bag of manure…was the bag. And he knows it.” UPDATE 3/8/9: Orszag repeats promise to approve the pork and earmarks. UPDATE 3/11/9: Promise-breaker-in-Chief Obama signs the bill changing positions to say he has to be flexible on earmarks and pork!
- Obama’s Flip-Flop on Seniority Earmarks 3/2/2009 Jim Geraghty at National Review Online: “Or back in March 2008: “We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’ seniority, rather than the merit of the project.” Or, you know, maybe we can accept that process, at least for a little while longer. Today: Obama administration officials Sunday announced that despite expressed “concerns” with the billions in earmarks contained in the $410 billion omnibus spending bill — and campaign pledges to “slash earmarks by more than half” — the President would sign the bill.”
- Obama’s War Savings Lie -3/2/9 He says he’ll save $1.5-Trillion in 10 years by cutting back the war in Iraq (and building up the war in Afghanistan??). For that to be true, the plan would have to have been to spend $150-billion a year through 2019…even though prior to Obama we agreed to get out of Iraq by 2011. It’s liberal ‘new math.’ UPDATE 5/7/9: The numbers still don’t add up. Fox reports: “And just as Congress is beginning work on a new war bill to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into the fall, Obama is sending up a $130 billion request to fund them next year. That figure may not be adequate considering the increase in the tempo of operations in Afghanistan.”
- The Obama Lavish Corporate Parties Scandal 3/2/9- Team Obama and Bowney Fwank criticize lavish, evil corporate parties put on by overpaid execs, while having weekly Wednesday White House parties with rock stars and Hollywood celebs! So, while execs of bailed-out companies can’t have these evil corporate bashes in fancy hotels with Sheryl Crow because they are on the public dollar, seems it’s okay for Obama The Hypocrite to have lavish parties with Stevie Wonder for his pals ALSO on the public dollar. We foot the bill for “$100/ounce wagyu steak!“ UPDATE 4/18/9 For one party Obama had the owners of Pi Pizza in St. Louis flown in (probably on an evil corporate carbon footprint moster jet) just to make the pizza’s for his guests. Livin’ it up while the economy tanks!
- Obama Tax Cheat Scandal # 5 (And Appointment Scandal #26) Ron Kirk 3/2/9- nominated as U.S. Trade Rep, the latest Obama tax cheater owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade. Fox says he has agreed to make his payments now so he can get the job. The trouble surrounds his claiming sports tickets as deductions and donating speaking fees while not counting the fees as income.
- Obama Gift Blunder #1 – 3/2/9 Time magazine: “One reason for the secrecy might be that the gift seems markedly less generous and thoughtful than the presents taken to Washington by the Prime Minister.” – London’s Evening Standard newspaper, reporting on the controversy over a gift swap between Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Obama gave Brown a “special collector’s box” of DVDs while Brown gave an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet and a first edition of the seven-volume biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert, among other things. 10 Downing Street reportedly tried to keep Obama’s gift to the PM a secret.
- Obama Stocks Stumble – 3/3/9 “What you’re now seeing is a profit and earnings ratios get to the point that buying stocks is a good thing if you have a long-term perspective on it,” said President Obama. It is PRICE to (future) Earnings ratio, not profit to earnings. Hopefully he knows that and this was just a gaffe. After the Dow hit its lowest level in a dozen years, Obama said he is not measuring policies against “the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market.”
- Obama Secret Letter to Russia – 3/3/9 President Obama told Russia he was willing to sacrifice the safety of our European allies for a little help with Iran. PBS reports: “President Obama wrote a secret letter to Russian President, Dimitri Medvedev, saying that the U.S. will back off on plans to deploy a missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Russia will help deter Iran from developing long-range missiles. Medvedev indicated that he is willing to cooperate on the Iranian nuclear threat.”
- Obama Intel Guy Violates Iran Policy (Appointment Scandal #27) 3/4/9- World Net Daily reports: “President Obama’s nominee for a top intelligence post sits on the board of a major oil company owned by the Chinese government that is in the midst of a multibillion dollar deal with Iran which may violate U.S. sanctions.” He is Charles “Chas” Freeman, Obama’s pick for the National Intelligence (we have a shortage of that lately) Council. (Thanks to Conservative American Steve for this idea!) UPDATE 3/10/9: After also getting blasted for comments he made about Israel & Iraq, Freeman takes himself out of the running.UPDATE 3/29/2010: Freeman is number one on Conservative American U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s “Top 10” list of President Obama’s nominees and appointees who have resigned in disgrace.”
- Obama Bankruptcy Lie – ABCDEmocrat News: Obama kicks off his health care reform 3/5/9 with a mischaracterization of data. “The cost of health care now causes a bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds.” Simply unsupportable. The figure comes from a 2005 Harvard study saying that 54 percent of bankruptcies in 2001 were caused by health expenses. ABCDEmocrat News reviewed it and knocked it down. A more recent study, indicates in 2007 about eight-tenths of one percent of Americans lived in families that filed for bankruptcy as a result of medical costs. That rings a little less loudly than “one every 30 seconds.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal #28 – Dr. Gupta – 3/5/9 Apparently worried about being forever tied to creating socialist healthcare in American, CNN’s Democrat Celebri-Doc, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, withdraws from consideration for Surgeon General. Another embarrassment for Team Obama.
- Obama says No to Banks that want to return Bailout Money! – The Milwaukee BizTimes reported 3/5/9 that US Bank CEO: “Richard Davis said his company plans to join a group of banks that will return funds provided by the federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Davis told analysts in a conference call this morning that the Minneapolis-based company must first undergo a federal “stress test,” but it will then seek to return $6.6 billion in TARP funds it had received. The NY Post says Obama forced banks that didn’t want TARP money to take it, then added on stipulations about pay and government control after the fact. Secretly forced Bank of America to buy Merrill Lynch, then allowed the bank to be criticized for overpaying.
- Hillary Doesn’t Understand 2-Party System – 3/6/9 Reuters reports Obama’s Sec. of State told the European Union: “I have never understood multiparty democracy. It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.” With Bush, the Reuters story would have been that he was stupid to say this. With Clinton however, Reuters says she was just “tired!”
- Obama’s Homeland Security Chief Gets it Wrong 3/9/9- American Chronicle: Incredibly, Janet Napolitano downplayed the danger the drug cartels pose to the United States. She told legislators that the violence perpetrated by the cartels in Mexico has yet to make its way into this country.
- Obama Lobbyist Scandal # 5 Jocelyn Frye 3/10/9- And Again a lobbyist for the no-lobbyists Team Obama. Jocelyn Frye got a waiver to be a “senior official” to First Lady, Michaelle Obama.
- Obama Lobbyist Scandal # 6 Cecilia Munoz 3/10/9- Another Lobbyist for the still-no-lobbyists Obama Administration. Cecilia Munoz got a waiver to be director of governmental affairs. And with how many affairs these politicians have, she likely will be busy. (Oh, C’mon….that was too funny!). UPDATE 4/22/9 Fox Reports a top Obama adviser said “the brakes were applied after the third waiver (for Munoz) was issued, saying the White House feared it was on “kind of a slippery slope. You learn from your experiences.”The question that had been raised at that point, the adviser said was, “Are we unwittingly going down a road we shouldn’t be?”
- Obama Transparency Lie on Bank Bailouts 3/10/9- Another lie from Barack Obama. Remember the bit about being transparent? Tim the Tax Cheat Geithner and Ben the Fed Reserve Chair Bernanke both refuse to tell the American people which banks got bailout money and how much was paid for assets. They say that would be too hard! Melanie Sloan from Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington told Fox News: “It’s taxpayer dollars, and we as taxpayers then have a right to know where that money is going,” she said. “And I just can’t understand why there should be any secrecy about that.”
- Obama School Voucher Flip Flop 3/10/9- “Let’s see if the [school voucher] experiment works,” Obama said. “And if it does, whatever my preconception, you do what’s best for kids.” Yet by signing the $410-billion omnibus porkulus bill, 1,700 low-income D.C. youth who currently receive up to $7,500 a year for education that is working at private schools will have to enroll in a public school in 2010. Most of the poor kids Obama kicks out, even though the vouchers are working, are black Americans.
- Obama Tax Cheat Scandal # 6 (And Appointment Scandal #29) Caroline Atkinson 3/12/9 – nominated for Undersecretary for International Affairs, Atkinson is told to withdraw because of a “tax problem.” ABCDEmocrat News’ George Step-in-a-lot-of-it tries to spin the Obama failures to pick good people into a positive by saying, “dozens of candidates…have been forced to pull out because they couldn’t meet…Obama’s ethics standards!” That’s because he doesn’t have any!
- Obama Appointment Scandal #30 Annette Nazareth – ABCDEmocrat News reports 3/12/9 that Obama’s pick for Deputy Treasury Secretary is forced to withdraw after “senators made it clear she would face tough questioning over her time at the Securities and Exchange Commission — tenure that overlapped with the agency’s failure to catch Bernie Madoff.“
- Obama Appointment Scandal #31 H. Rodgin Cohen – ABCDEmocrat News reports 3/12/9 H. Rodgin Cohen, a NY Lawyer, was removed from consideration for Deputy Treasury Secretary after “issues arose” in the final stages of the vetting process. You mean they actually have a vetting process?!
- Obama’s Foreign Car Drivers Blunder 3/12/9- Obama appoints a bunch of people to a Car Czar committee and 16 of the 18 don’t even drive American cars!
- Obama’s VP Mixed up with Financial Fraud Scheme 3/12/9- A firm controlled by rogue financier Allen Stanford, marketed a fund managed by Vice-president Joe Biden’s sons, Hunter and James. The $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens’ Paradigm Global Advisors and a Stanford Financial Group entity, mixed up in an $8-billion fraud case.
- Obama Breaks Promise to Limit Earmarks to 1994 levels! 3/12/2009 World Net Daily reports, “Obama and Biden will slash earmarks to no greater than 1994 levels and ensure all spending decisions are open to the public.” However, watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense reports that the omnibus pork alone already totals $7.7 billion – just less than the total of $7.8 billion in earmarks in 1994.”
- Obama’s Line by Line Lie – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs admitted President Obama lied. Gibbs told reporters the President did not go through the omnibus spending bill line by line. During the campaign, Obama promised to review every bill “page by page, line by line!” to get rid of pork.
- Obama’s Biggest Lie Yet: The Economy Lie 3/13/9 -His Lie: “I’ve never bought into these Malthusian, woe, Chicken Little, the earth is falling. I tend to be pretty optimistic.”
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. UPDATE 4/16/9 Washington Exmainer: Obama still sending mixed messages on economy!
- Obama’s Health Tax Flip Flop -3/14/9 Candidate Obama on a televised debate: “For the first time in American history, he wants to tax your health benefits. Apparently, Senator McCain doesn’t think it’s enough that your health premiums have doubled. He thinks you should have to pay taxes on them too.” NY Times 3/14/9: “The Obama administration is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits.”
- Biden Drops F-Bomb – Sir Gaffe-a-lot! 3/14/9 Scared Monkeys reports, “At an event at Union Station today where Vice President Joe Biden was heralding the $1.3 billion in investments in rebuilding train stations and passenger rails, a microphone picked up one of the former senator’s myriad Senate colleagues addressing him, formally, as “Mr. Vice President.” That met with Vice President Biden’s standard reply. “Gimme a f*&$#ing break,” he said, apparently unaware that the microphone was on.”
- Obama’s “Fundamentally Sound” Economy Flip-flop 3/16/9-After making fun of John McCain for saying the fundamentals of the economy were sound during the campaign, and now that the economy is much worse, the Obama Pancake House now says the fundamentals are strong! As Obama said in his own TV ad, how can this guy lead when he doesn’t even know there is a problem?
- Obama & Geithner’s AIG Lie – Tim the Tax Cheat Geithner and President Obama say the 2 were unaware of the extent of the AIG bonuses until March 10th, a lie. Fox Business reports emails prove the US Treasury knew about the AIG bonuses last November. Rush Limbaugh says (see video here) a democrat congressmen asked Geithner about the bonuses on March 3rd! So Geithner and Team Obama’s street gang knew about this at least one week earlier than they say. UPDATE 3/18/9 Obama says about AIG bonuses “I’ll take responsibility, I’m the President.” UPDATE 3/24/9: Geithner repeats his March 10th lie in front of congress, despite the video.
- Obama Broken AIG Executive Pay Pledge 3/17/9- In February, the President promised to crack down on executive pay for companies that take “exceptional” amounts of socialist bailout money. AIG has taken $170-billion and has another $30-billion on the way from Team Obama. Yet the President broke his pledge and did nothing to stop 73 AIG execs from taking home bonuses of between $1-and-$6.4-million bucks each!
- Obama Appointment Scandal #32 – Vivek Kundra 3/17/9- Business Insider: America’s CIO Vivek Kundra, “a man we [Buinsess Insider] called on to resign this morning, is back on the job.” Vivek is part of an ongoing FBI investigation into financial kickbacks at his old offices.” FBI arrests two of Kundra’s co-workers. UPDATE 10/16/9: From ComputerWorld.com: “A week after Kundra was appointed to the White House post, federal law enforcement officials filed bribery charges against Yusuf Acar, the department’s acting chief security officer, in connection with what prosecutors alleged were a number of schemes developed to defraud the District of thousands of dollars. The scheme involved adding non-existent employees, or “ghost workers”,” to the city payroll. Payments were allegedly made to those “workers.” After the arrests, Kundra took a leavefrom his new federal post. Once the Obama administration determined that Kundra was not connected to the bribery scheme, he returned to the post. “
- Obama Appointment Scandal #33 – David Hamilton 3/17/9- Obama’s first judicial appointment to the 7th circuit US Court of Appeals, (a former ACORN volunteer) Hamilton In 2003 struck down part of an Indiana law requiring abortion clinics to give women information about alternatives to abortion in the presence of a physician or nurse. God forbid! What kind of society would give them “alternatives?!” The information had to be given to women 18 hours before the procedure, requiring them to make two visits to the doctor’s office to obtain the procedure. The Hamilton Pro-Abortion decision was overturned on appeal. In 2005, the former ACLU Board member ruled the daily invocation at the Indiana House too often referred to Jesus Christ and a Christian god, in violation of the Constitution, which forbids the government to show preference for any religious denomination. That Hamilton decision also was overturned on appeal. Obama said next time (it’s always next time with him), he will talk with republicans first because he wants to “put the confirmation wars behind us.” The ‘wars’ are the ones Obama took part in when he voted against John Roberts and Samuel Alito. UPDATE 11/17/9: Fox News reports, “Democrats, with a bit of Republican help, voted 70-29 to limit debate on U.S. District Judge David Hamilton, exceeding the 60 votes needed and assuring his confirmation to the Chicago-based appeals court by a simple majority of the 100-member Senate…Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., voted against ending the debate on Hamilton. “Judge Hamilton is the definition of an activist judge and is clearly not qualified to sit on a court of appeals,” he said in a written statement. “Judge Hamilton, who spent years working with the ACLU and ACORN, has used his position on the bench to drive his personal political agenda.” UPDATE 11/19/9 – Judge Hamilton gets confirmed.
- Obama Thanks Himself Stumble – John Romano at Big Hollywood: 3/19/9 – Video of the event with Obama and Brian Cowen has not been released…(it) shows Obama oftentimes has no idea what is on that teleprompter before he reads it and therefore, as he did on St. Patrick’s Day, ends up doing things like thanking himself for inviting everyone to the White House! An endearing gaffe between two national leaders? Or President Obama sincerely thanking President Obama for inviting everyone to the White House? The fact that the video has been suppressed may be very telling. “Mr. Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the ‘teleprompt president’ over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech.” — Sky News, 3/18
- Obama Terrorist Scandal # 4 -Release them in the States! 3/19/9- Fox reports: Obama’s AG. Eric Let Em Go Holder says for “people who can be released there are a variety of options that we have and among them is the possibility is that we would release them into this country.” Pure lunacy.
- Obama Administration Seeks Unprecedented Powers over Private Industry – 3/19/9 The Charlotte Observer says Obama wants: “new powers to seize troubled companies such as AIG – and take ownership of their toxic assets – if their collapse would threaten the financial system. His administration will propose…a “resolution authority” that would have powers similar to those of the FDIC, which can seize control of banks, take over bad assets and sell good ones.” No details (of course) on how they would pay for such a plan.
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Russian Reset Gaffe March, 2009 – Fox News: “During a March meeting in Geneva with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, she presented a gift-wrapped red button that said “Reset” in English and “Peregruzka” in Russian. The problem was, “peregruzka” doesn’t mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded. “You got it wrong,” Lavrov said.”
- Obama Comedian Gaffe # 2: Makes Fun of Special Olympians 3/20/9- Obama tells Jay Leno on the Tonight Show that he bowled a low 129 and laughed “It was like the Special Olympics or something.” Not funny to special olympians who work hard, train hard and compete to the best of their abilities. The distasteful joke is the latest blunder for the President who can’t speak without his teleprompter. Fox reports on what Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics said: “I think it’s important to see that words hurt and words do matter. And these words that in some respect can be seem as humiliating or a put down to people with special needs do cause pain and they do result in stereotypes.”
- Obama: No Press at Press Award Ceremony? – 3/20/9 The LA Times was not amused: “The National Newspaper Publishers Association named Obama ‘Newsmaker of the Year.’ The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon. The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.”
- Obama Hurts American Businesses over 97 Trucks! – 3/20/9 Charles Krauthammer: “There are more than 6.5 million trucks in the United States. The program Congress terminated allowed 97 Mexican trucks to roam among them. Ninety-seven! Shutting them out not only undermines NAFTA. It caused Mexico to retaliate with tariffs on 90 goods affecting $2.4 billion in U.S. trade coming out of 40 states.”
- Obama Lobbyist Scandal #7 Richard Verma 3/20/9- Jen Demascio of the Politico reports: Obama’s pledge to prevent lobbyists from his administration from working on issues they had advocated for, is being tested again. His no lobbyist-administration says the pick for assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, Richard Verma, would not need a waiver because he had not lobbied the State Department. Senate records, however, indicate that Verma had lobbied the State Department. Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said those records were wrong and were “corrected” to exclude the State Department on Jan. 23 – two days after Obama announced his new no-lobbyist rules! Convenient. UPDATE 4/22/9 Top Adviser to Obama says “the toughest promise to keep has been on reducing the role of lobbyists.” Some sources say Obama has had 17 lobbyists already!
- Obama Terrorist Scandal # 5 -Moderate Taliban 3/20/9- Even the Taliban agree with our 3/8/9 post saying Obama is off his rocker for thinking there are moderate Taliban he can negotiate with. A terrorist spokesman (this is indeed a strange world) said, “I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means. If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban.”
- Terrorist Scandal # 6: Terror is Nothing to Fear! KOA Radio’s Gunny Bob reports “In a March 2009 interview in Der Spiegel magazine, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano stated that in her view the appropriate term for acts of terror is not terrorism, but rather “man-caused disasters,” as the latter term “move(s) away from the politics of fear.” You see, terror isn’t really something to fear. (?)
- Obama’s False Gas Mileage Claim -3/21/9 Obama claims: ‘The 1908 Model T — think about this — the 1908 Model T earned better gas mileage than the typical SUV in 2008… Think about that: 100 years later, and we’re getting worse gas mileage, not better, on SUVs.’ Ford says Model T’s got as low as 13 mpg while most SUV’s get 18+.
- Obama Scandal – Selected To Give Commencement Address at Notre Dame – 3/21/9 The Cardinal Newman Society says, “It is an outrage and a scandal that ‘Our Lady’s University,’ one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage.”
- Obama Comedian Gaffe #3: “Punch Drunk” Joker-in-Chief on Economy– The President is full of laughs lately. This time he joked and laughed during a 3/22/9 60-minutes interview with Steve Kroft about how bad the economy is!…Yeah, that’s really funny…not. See the video of Obama laughing like a school girl here.
- Obama Confused About Who Runs Italy -3/22/9 Pajamas Media: Obama “sent a letter to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano (a member of the now defunct Communist Party), expressing confidence that the US & Italy would work together “to overcome the current global political & economic hardships & build a safer world.” The only problem was that the Italian president does not make policy; that power resides with the prime minister & his cabinet…instead of addressing himself to Prime Minister Silvio (Obama has a nice even Tan) Berlusconi, Obama wrote to a man who holds an almost entirely ceremonial position.
- Obama Plays Both Sides of Economy– He says it could take a long time for the economy to improve and told the press on 3/24/9 that patience was needed. At the same time, Obama’s own budget forecasts the recession will continue through this year but with a relatively shallow 1.2 percent decline in the gross domestic product. It predicts solid growth of more than 3% each year after that.
- Obama Pessimism and Optimism: Same Thing– 3/24/9 One moment he claims “even under the most pessimistic estimates” he will cut the budget deficit in half in 10 years and Fox Reports the next minute explaining the differences between his $2.3-Trillion predicted budget deficit projections and CBO’s $9.3-Trillion figure, Obama said his administration projects a higher growth rate.”
- Obama’s Blue Chip Lie– 3/24/9 The president claims his optimistic budget assumptions are “perfectly consistent with what blue chip forecasters out there are saying.” Fox News says that’s not true: “1.9% vs 1.2%. Then…growth of only 2.1% next year, instead of 3.2%, and less than 3% in each of the next 3 years, when the administration’s forecasts are for 4% or better.”
- Obama Plans to Help Irresponsible Homeowners– The Prez claims his housing bailout helps “responsible homeowners” stay in their homes. His team disagrees. Fed Chair Bernanke says “it means assistance will go to some who should have known better than to get in over their heads.” THe FDIC chair says its impractical to think they could examine every delinquent loan and weed out those taken by people who overstated their income or assets to get a mortgage they couldn’t afford.
- Obama’s War on the Military– 3/24/9 The President wants to stop paying bills for injured veterans! He wants their private insurance companies to pay first. Of course that won’t force insurance companies to raise rates for those in the military…will it?!
- Obama Fails to Consult Congress– 3/24/9 The Washington Times: “President Obama failed to consult Congress, as promised, before carving out exceptions to the omnibus spending bill he signed into law — breaking his own signing statement rules two days after issuing them — and raised questions among lawmakers and committees who say the president’s objections are unclear at best and a power grab at worst.” –After blasting Bush for using Signing Statements to bypass congress and promising he would never do that, Obama breaks his word again. From May, 2008: VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE — Despite those grand wordsthe NY Times says: “President Obama on Wednesday issued his first signing statement, reserving a right to bypass dozens of provisions in a $410 billion government spending bill even as he signed it into law. In the statement — directions to executive-branch officials about how to carry out the legislation — Mr. Obama instructed them to view most of the disputed provisions as merely advisory and nonbinding, saying they were unconstitutional intrusions on his own powers. Mr. Obama’s instructions followed by two days his order to government officials that they not rely on any of President George W. Bush’s provision-bypassing signing statements without first consulting Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. In that order, Mr. Obama said he would continue the practice of issuing signing statements, though “with caution and restraint, based only on interpretations of the Constitution that are well founded.” –ConservativeAmerican.org’s take: More blazing lies from the left.
Obama Appointment Scandal # 34 – Christopher Hill 3/25/9- Washington Times: “nominee for ambassador to Iraq, is a disconcerting choice…the current assistant sec. of state for East Asian & Pacific affairs, he presided over negotiations with N. Korea that deliberately minimized focus on the bleak human rights record…ignored its nuclear proliferation, & had the practical effect of affirming its nuclear weapons capability. Hill also has a troubling hotdog tendency to play by his own rules. A letter signed by Sen. Brownback & 4 other senators notes Hill’s “evasive & unprofessional activities” including “sidelining key officials” & “breaking commitments” to Congress…in July 2005…he violated U.S. policy and express orders from superiors by meeting with N. Korean Vice Minister Kim Kye-gwan in Berlin to revive the 6-Party talks….Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai [reported]…Pyongyang is conducting back-channel diplomacy directly to the Obama White House, courtesy of Hill…worth examining…” Us: Could it be Bill Clinton? Times: “Hill, as portrayed in David Sanger’s book The Inheritance, gripes about the Bush administration…”these [expletives] don’t know how to negotiate.” He said that hard-line demarches favored by “neocons” were worse than the terms offered at Appomattox. But the inescapable fact is that N. Korea…in 2006…tested its first atom bomb. Hill’s crowning achievement was having N. Korea taken off the list of terrorist states….We [Times] wonder if Hill will speak firmly to Iran regarding Iranian weapons, training & intelligence support being used to destabilize Iraq & kill Americans, or dismiss those matters as impediments to reaching a “grand bargain” with Iran.” UPDATE 9/18/9: While Hill did not make the Sean Hannity “President’s Top Ten” list, he did make our “Obama’s Most Unwanted List!” which was published prior to the Hannity show.
- Obama Gun Rights Flip Flop # 2 – Candidate Obama: ‘I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.’ 2/25/9 ABC reports President Obama now says through his Attorney General Eric Let Em Go Holder, “there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons” UPDATE 4/25/9 MSNBC reports: “Permanently reinstating a ban on assault weapons…100 days into his presidency, President Obama says it remains a goal…President Obama and Vice-President Biden, “support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent,” the White House website declares.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 35: Jonathan Cannon – 3/25/9 Obama’s pick for number two at the EPA, J. Cannon, takes himself out of the running after reports surface that the grants made by the “America’s Clean Water Foundation,” where he was a board member, were under “scrutiny” and funds had been embezzled. UPDATE 3/29/2010: Cannon is number seven on Conservative American U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s “Top 10” list of President Obama’s nominees and appointees who have resigned in disgrace.”
- Obama Apology Tour # 2- Apologizing for USA causing Problems in Mexico – 3/25/9 Fox News: “I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility (for drug-fueled violence in Mexico). … Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”
– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, en route to Mexico City
- Obama Funds Company to Profit From Green Energy Agenda
- Obama Appointment Scandal #36 -Chief of Staff Helped Ruin Economy! (& Tax Cheat Scandal # 7?) -3/26/9 Bankrupt Chicago Tribune: “Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator. One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel —now chief of staff to (Obama) —who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort. Emanuel now plays a critical role in addressing the nation’s mortgage woes.” UPDATE 2/8/9: National Review Online: “Another Possible Obama Tax Problem? The White House chief of staff [Rahm Emanuel] said this week that he did not pay rent during the five years he bunked at the Capitol Hill home of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn). But that raises questions whether Emanuel reported the rent-free lodging to Congress, since DeLauro is married to pollster Stan Greenberg. And will either of the parties report what could be “imputed income” to the IRS? Reps for Emanuel and DeLauro argue that House Ethics rules allow “hospitality between colleagues.” Both Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (which Emanuel was formely the chairman of) are listed as clients on the website of Stan Greenberg’s polling company.”
- Obama Fakes Town Hall Meeting! – 3/28/9 IUSB Vision notes: “The online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on “randomly” by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama’s campaign in 2008.” Quite the contrast with Obama’s words: “I think it’s important to engage your critics … because not only will you occasionally change their mind but, more importantly, sometimes they will change your mind,”
- Obama’s Pakistan Lie – 3/29/9 During the campaign, Sen. Obama repeatedly said he would attack terrorists in Pakistan with or without permission from the Pakistani government. He reiterated this policy in a debate in October 2008. On CBS’ Face the Democrat Press Nation, he now utters this lie: “I haven’t changed my approach” but goes on to say he would only go into Pakistan “after consulting with Pakistan.” A huge flip flop that Obama 2012 staffer Bob Schieffer doesn’t even ask him about. Click here for the video and fast forward to about 2:14.
- Obama’s GM Lie #1 – 3/30/9 President Obama: “Let me be clear. The United States government has no interest in running GM. We have no intention of running GM.” While out of the other side of his mouth he fires the GM CEO and has his own team creating a new business plan for GM. Sounds like running the company to us!
- Obama’s GM Lie #2 – 3/30/9 President Obama said firing the GM CEO was not a “condemnation” of Rick Wagoner. While out of the other side of his mouth he says, “we cannot continue to excuse poor decisions,” fires the CEO without any legal authority to do so, and says GM needs a new vision and direction (not Wagoner’s) to create the GM (Rush Limbaugh calls it Government Motors) of the future.
- Obama’s GM Warranty Promise – 3/30/9 He fires the GM CEO, then he granted his royal self the authority to honor all warranties issued by two private companies; General Motors and Chrysler! Who gave this King the authority to decide that taxpayers (that’s you and I!) will suddenly be on the hook to pay for cars when they break down or have a recall? Obama today took the power of the congress to decide on this huge new expense. He did so without any legislative approval, again attacking the US Constitution.
- Obama Tries to Intimidate a US Congressman! – 3/30/9 The Wall Street Journal: “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.” That’s what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration’s stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president’s budget.”
- Obama’s Homeland Security Chief Wants Border Guards by…Canada? – 3/31/9 Janet Napolitano says if put the National Guard by the Mexican border to fight the drug cartels, then it’s only fair to put the National Guard by Canada to fight the…uh…uhm,…mounties? More insane ideas about keeping us “secure” from Team Obama.
- Obama Tax Cheat Scandal # 8 is his Health Nominee! – 3/31/9 AP: Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has corrected 3 years of tax returns & paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding “unintentional errors!” — she’s the 8th tax cheat Obama has nominated. She said the “errors” involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.
- Team Obama Appointment Scandal # 37: Architect of disaster to help run Treasury! – 3/31/9 Dep. Treasury nominee Neal Wolin helped draft legislation to deregulate banks! Greg Sargent reports: “The law that Wolin helped draft has been blamed by some critics, many of them Democrats, for easing up regulatory pressure on huge financial institutions, tangentially helping create today’s mess.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 38: Martin Feldstein – 3/31/9 Sean Hannity reports: Feldstein, appointed to a tax reform task force, has been an AIG board member for 21 years! Obama pal Feldstein is also a member of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Obama received more money from AIG in the 2008 election cycle than any other sitting senator, raking in over $104,000.
- Obama Gift Blunder # 2 – 4/1/9 Obama gives the Queen of England an iPod. She already had one. Obama’s had tapes of his own speeches on it. She’ll be bloody thrilled, I’m sure. While visiting, Michelle broke protocol and touched the Queen.
- Obama’s Apology Tour # 3 – 4/1/9 – President Obama blames the USA for creating a global economic mess. Fox news: “If you look at the sources of this crisis, the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to a regulatory system that was inadequate.”- President Obama, at a press conference ahead of the G20 in London. Then on 4/2/9, he added: “It is true, as my Italian friend has said, that the (economic) crisis began in the U.S. I take responsibility, even if I wasn’t even president at the time.” – President Obama, at the G20 in London, as reported by Germany’s Der Spiegel.” The same day he said: “I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world.” – President Obama, at G20 summit in London
Obama Appointment Scandal #39 – Harold Koh – 4/1/9 New York Post: Obama’s nominee to be the State Department’s top legal advisor, Koh believes “JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations’ legal “norms.” Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an “axis of disobedience” along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.” Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government’s top lawyers: Harold Koh, until last week the dean of Yale Law School. UPDATE 6/29/9–Oliver North reports: “the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Harold Koh, formerly the dean of Yale Law School, as the legal adviser for the State Department. The 62 to 35 vote means that Mr. Koh is now in a position to negotiate treaties, affect international law, and influence U.S. foreign policy. That’s not good news. Mr. Koh is a self-described “transnationalist” who “believes in and promotes the blending of international and domestic law.” According to Mr. Koh, “U.S. courts can and should use their interpretive powers to promote the development of a global legal system.” In short, he is a proponent of ensuring that citizens of the United States are in “bedience with international law.” Unfortunately the legal adviser’s appointment is just the tip of the iceberg in the Obama administration. UPDATE 9/18/9: Koh is highlighted on the Sean Hannity TV Special, “The President’s top Ten!” Previously, he was also named to our “Obama’s Most Unwanted List!“
- Obama Boys Club Uncomfortable For Ellen Moran?– April, 2009 – Talking Points Memo, in reviewing the 2009 year and those who left the Obama administration, discusses Ellen Moran (the other 9 they feature already are on our list). Here’s what they say, “The first White House communications director Ellen Moran was one of the few members of the West Wing communications team who was not part of the campaign. She left three months into the administration, transferring to be (Gary) Locke’s chief of staff over at Commerce. She didn’t complain about Team Obama but there was some buzz that she didn’t fit in among the mostly male and tight-knit West Wing staff.”
- Team Obama Cap & Trade Flip Flop – 4/1/9 – The White House says all money stolen by cap-&-trade taxes will be used to offset increased utility bills that will result from the stupid tax. However, Harry Reider accidentally disagreed with the Half-Black Prince saying the government should use the revenue for health care reform!
- President Obama’s Scandalous Bow Down to Saudi Arabia – 4/1/9 -President Barack Obama bowed down to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia while at Buckingham Palace in London. This is the same Saudi King Obama pal Michael Moore-on said violated human rights and was “reluctant” to freeze 9/11 hijacker assets! They used to hate this guy, now they bow down to him?! See for yourself: VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE — UPDATE 6/3/9: Obama in Saudi Arabia today decides to skip the bow this time!
- Team Obama Gun Lie – 4/2/9 -Sec. of State Hillary Clinton & assistant ATF director William Hoover both say 90% of weapons used for crimes in Mexico come from the USA. Fox says untrue: “In fact, it’s not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.” 90% of the guns they send back to be tested to see if they came from the US actually came from the US. Quite a different story than the one Team Obama is selling. UPDATE 4/17/9 Obama repeats the lie: “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border.”
- Obama’s Apology Tour # 4 – Says America is Arrogant! – 4/3/9 “There have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” he told Europeans. He added, “There have been times where Europeans chose to blame America for much of what’s bad.” Mr. President, Europeans blame America?! You mean like you just did?
- Obama’s Apology Tour # 5 – 4/6/9 – Fox News: “I know there have been difficulties these last few years. I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not at war with Islam.” President Obama, in Ankara, Turkey”
- Obama Exploits Deaths of Soldiers – 4/5/9 President Obama reverses an 18-year-old tradition of keeping the return home of military dead a private matter. Obama-approved cameras roll as the casket of staff Sgt. Phillip A. Myers returns to the States. We don’t need to gawk at a family’s personal pain to help Obama’s political gain. The pictures are sure to bring joy to the anti-war left.
- Team Obama TARP insider # 1 – Lawrence Sommers – 4/6/9 The Politico reports: Top Obama economic adviser Sommers made $2.7-mill.+ “in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. &…Lehman Brothers. He pulled in another $5.2 million last year from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director.” Aren’t the evil Wall Street guys the ones Obama promised not to help?
- Team Obama TARP insider # 2 – Thomas Donilon – 4/6/9 The Politico reports: Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Donilon, “was paid $3.9 million last year by the power law firm O’Melveny & Myers to represent clients, including two firms that received federal bailout funds: Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.” Obama loved TARP for all the money it sent to his pals!
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 40 -Top Lawyer represented man accused of murdering US Soldier! – 4/6/9 The Politico reports: “Top White House Counsel Greg Craig last year earned $1.7 million in private practice representing an exiled Bolivian president, a Panamanian lawmaker wanted by the U.S. government for allegedly murdering a U.S. soldier and a tech billionaire accused of securities fraud and various sensational drug and sex crimes.” The Panamanian was Pedro Miguel Gonzalez Pinzon and the murder happened in 1992. Heck, for that kind of money he’ll represent Gitmo Guys too!
- Team Obama Uses Olympic Bid to feed itself! – 4/6/9 Obama ‘s White House social director Desiree Rogers donated more than $100,000 to “Chicago 2016,” the group trying to lure the 2016 Olympics. Politico says Valerie Jarrett, a senior Obama aide served as vice-chair of the committee. That committee then paid a PR firm owned by Obama political guru David Axelrod. Out of one Obama pocket and into another. Chicago 2016 Chair Pat Ryan was invited on the inauguration stage by Barack Obama.
- Obama Wants to Control the Internet! – 4/6/9 Team Obama proposes the Office of National Cybersecurity Advisor, an arm of Obama’s executive branch, that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to “protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure.” That is “rattling some civil libertarians,” says the Obama File. “The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (.pdf) gives the president the ability to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any “critical” information network “in the interest of national security.” The bill does not define a critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition would be left to Obama. The bill also grants the Secretary of Commerce “access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access.” This means he or she can monitor or access any data on private or public networks without regard to privacy laws. Drino Olympia Snowe is helping Obama (again) with the bill. Leslie Harris of the Center for Democracy and Technology; “Such a drastic federal intervention in private communications technology and networks could harm both security and privacy.”
- Obama Denies Nation was Founded on Judeo-Christian Values! Our nation certainly was founded on Judeo-Christian values. The vast majority of Americans are Christian to this day. Watch your President, re-inventing history:
- Obama Appointment Scandal #41 – Dawn Johnsen
- Wartime Prez to cut Defense Budget & Jobs – Fox reports the huge Pentagon cuts face problems: “critics already are warning that the plan could compromise U.S. security, the greater resistance appears to be coming from lawmakers worried that the cuts threaten thousands of jobs in their states…”As we face one of the most trying economic times in recent history, it seems counter-intuitive to take steps that will eliminate high-paying, specialized jobs that are critical to our nation’s defense,” Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.
- Obama Austrian Gaffe – 4/9/9 Sean Hannity reports Obama is not sure what language is spoken in Austria. While Bush would have been beat up for this, the MSM doesn’t report about Obama’s gaffes. “There’s a lotta…uhm…I don’t know what the term is in ‘Austrian,’…wheeling and dealing going on.” There is no language called Austrian. In Austria, most speak German.
- Obama Possibly Stages Warm Military Welcome – 4/9/9 Some sites suggest the super warm welcome Obama received by troops during a surprise visit to Iraq was staged. The MacRanger Radio show: “According to a sergeant in Iraq : We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.”
- Obama Appointment Scandal #42 – Kal Penn
- Obama’s Latest Attack on Catholics (& Appointment Scandal #43) Harry Knox – 4/9/9 Catholics are already ticked off Obama has forced them to pay taxes to fund abortions in other countries & that he plans to speak at Catholic Notre Dame. Now, Obama spits on Catholics & appoints a Pope-Hating, Gay, Liberal to a committee on…faith! Knox, a director at the Rights for Gay Humans Campaign in D.C., blasted bishops for pushing to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional (Prop. 8 in CA), called the Knights of Columbus “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression,” and said bishops and Pope Benedict are “discredited leaders.” Fox Reports Catholic League President William Donahue knows Knox is not simply a critic; “He’s insulting. He used disdainful, disparaging terms to talk about the pope and the Catholic hierarchy. If someone were appointed using that language about homosexuals, he would be thrown out.” Amen to that. Amen. UPDATE 3/8/2010: Mike Pence calls for Harry Knox to be dismissed.
- Obama’s Amazing Troop Funding Flip-Flop! – 4/9/9 Fox News: “Obama asked Congress for $83.4 billion for U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for special troop funding that he opposed two years ago when he was senator and George W. Bush was president…Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, acknowledged Obama has been critical of Bush’s use of similar special legislation to pay for the wars. He said it was needed this time because the money will be required by summer, before Congress is likely to complete its normal appropriations process. “This will be the last supplemental for Iraq and Afghanistan. The process by which this has been funded over the course of the past many years, the president has discussed and will change,” Gibbs said.” Just not yet. Just like he’ll stop pork spending…just not yet. The man is a fraud. Now that he’s not just playing president on TV, the job suddenly looks different. No doubt the anti-war left will be in the streets tomorrow protesting…then again…
- Obama Broken Promise on Iraq War # 3 – 4/9/9 Team Obama promised to get our troops out of Iraq. Now, the Times of London reports: Al Qaeda actions in 2 Iraq cities could keep combat troops engaged beyond the June 30th, 2009 deadline for their withdrawal. In fact, troop numbers in Mosul and Baqubah could rise rather than fall if necessary, General Ray Odierno told The Times in his first British interview since taking over from General David Petraeus. “Any delay would be a potential setback for President Obama, who has pledged to withdraw all combat forces from Iraq by August 2010 as he switches his focus to Afghanistan.” Strange. I remember the campaign promises about getting out of Iraq, but I don’t remember the campaign talk about stepping up the war in Afghanistan. Must just be my memory.
- Vice President Lies about what he told Bush – 4/9/9 Fox News reports Joe Biden said “I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office,’Well, Joe,’ he said, ‘I’m a leader.’ And I said: ‘Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.’” Karl Rove says that’s not true. “It didn’t happen,” Rove, a FOX News contributor, said “I hate to say this, but he’s a serial exaggerator. If I was being unkind, I would say liar, but it is a habit he ought to drop.”
- President Breaks Dog Promise – 4/9/9 – Where’s the dog he promised his kids? UPDATE: 4/13/9 After months of waiting and delays, Sen. Ted Kennedy’s family is doing what Obama was unable to do. Kennedy is giving the Obama’s a dog named “Bo” on 4/14/9. UPDATE: 4/14/9 Even in getting the dog, AP reports Obama breaks a promise to rescue a dog from the pound!
- Obama tries to give Pro-Abortionist to the Vatican (Appointment Scandal #44)! – 4/11/9 – The UK Telegraph:”Vatican sources (said) support for abortion disqualified (Caroline) Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint. Obama was reportedly seeking to reward Kennedy, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.” Another insult to Catholics from President Obama. It’s a habit for him.
- President Finally Goes to Church! – 4/12/9 ABCDEmocrat News’ David Wright had even asked, “Will the Obamas attend an Easter Service this year?” Wright noted Obama “has not been to church since he took office — 11 Sundays! — despite telling ABC News he looked forward to getting to know the churches in the D.C. area.” Bowing to (no, not the Saudi King this time) pressure, the Obama family went to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter services.
- Obama Appointment Scandal # 45 – Names controversial figure to Faith Council – 4/12/9 Jewish Groups express concern over the “addition of Dalia Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Ms Mogahed has a history as an apologist for radical Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood.” She also is known as Dina Mogahed. UPDATE 9/18/9: While Mogahed is not included on the Sean Hannity TV special, “The President’s Top Ten,” she is included in our “Obama’s Most Unwanted List,” posted prior to the TV show. UPDATE 10/11/9: Author Barry Rubin (“Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict & Crisis”) joins our efforts to make people aware of Dina, or Dalia, Mogahed. His report adds interesting details and further justifies her placement on the Obama’s Most Unwanted List. From Rubin, “Egyptian-born Dina Mogahed, a White House advisor on the President’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, appeared on (TV)…in Britain to praise Islamic Sharia law. She said the Western view of Sharia is “oversimplified” and, “The majority of women around the world associate gender justice, or justice for women, with Sharia compliance.”…Mogahed (later) contradicted her own statement. According to the Daily Telegraph, she: “Admitted that even many Muslims associated Sharia with `maximum criminal punishments’ and `laws that… to many people seem unequal to women,’ but added: `Part of the reason that there is this perception of Sharia is because Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.’” In other words, most Muslims also misunderstand Islam…she was appearing on a London-based TV program of the Hizb ut Tahrir party, a revolutionary group that is viciously antisemitic and seeks to overthrow every moderate regime in Muslim-majority countries in order to create a caliphate ruling under Sharia law. A Sharia law, I might add, that Mogahed either thinks they either do or don’t understand properly. If she thinks they misunderstand it, however, she certainly didn’t say so on the program. In a recent previous program, members of the (Hizub ut Tahrir) group attacked all existing Western law as merely “man-made,” condemned the Western system as a “lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism,” and said women (presumably including Mogahed) should not be permitted to hold any important jobs in government. This is standard Islamist ideology, but why is a White House advisor validating it by her appearance, failing to contradict such ideas, and in some ways even agreeing with the same basic approach? Presumably, this is what nowadays passes for moderate Muslims. (Oh by the way, at almost the exact moment the show with Mogahed was being made, Hizb ut Tahrir was leading violent riots in east Jerusalem over a false claim that Jews were assaulting holy places on the Temple Mount.) During the broadcast, she described her White House role as “to convey… to the President and other public officials what it is Muslims want.” The problem here is that–based on her interview and statements elsewhere–she apparently thinks that most Muslims want Sharia law to apply at least over themselves in the United States. That’s pretty shocking. Clearly, the problem is that in defining “Muslims” she is not backing those few who are courageously advocating a moderate, reformed Islam but those who hold radical Islamist views. She might mean that most Muslims don’t correctly understand their own religion because, for example, they believe that any Muslim who wants to change religions should be killed. But Mogahed is certainly not campaigning against these interpretations. Under any previous criteria, Mogahed should resign right now. But she won’t and no one will ask her to do so.”
- Fascist Obama Tells Local Cops to Watch out for Right Wing Extremists! – 4/13/9 Homeland Security says cops should watch for right wing extremism which the Washington Post says “may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.” Obama’s Homeland Security Chieftess Janet Napolitano sent a 9-page report to cops around the nation to warn them about conservative Americans! If you are a pro-lifer, cops are supposed to watch out for YOU! Michelle Malkin has the document for you, just click here. This report is off the freaking deep end! UPDATE 4/16/9 ABCDEmocrat News says the report was issued “despite civil liberties concerns…n the report, right-wing extremism was defined as hate-motivated groups and movements, such as hatred of certain religions, racial or ethnic groups. “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the report said. “If there’s one part of that report I would rewrite, in the word-smithing, Washington-ese that goes on after the fact, it would be that footnote,” Napolitano said Thursday on Fox News.”
-3/25/9 Fox: Obama served as a Chicago-based Joyce Foundation board member and voted to fund a carbon trading exchange that “is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress” (to the dismay of 28 senators). The grants helped develop & launch the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases.” So, Like Gore before him, Obama pushes green to make green. Then Joyce Foundation Prez, Paula DiPerna, now is conveniently exec. VP of the Climate Exchange. UPDATE 4/27/2010: Glenn Beck updates this scandal to tie in Goldman Sachs, Finance Reform, Al Gore and even Bill Ayers?!… VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE
– his nominee to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel once compared “pregnancy” with slavery. Stephen Clark at Fox News reports: When Johnsen was a lawyer for the National Abortion ‘Rights’ Action League, she cited a footnote that said forcing women to bear children was “disturbingly suggestive of involuntary servitude, prohibited by the 13th Amendment, in that forced pregnancy requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state’s asserted interest.” Wimpy republicans might (don’t hold your breath) actually try to fight this confirmation. Johnsen said she merely suggested “an analogy” (!!!) in the footnote and “never believed the 13th Amendment had any role” in the abortion issue! Solid bull from a solid liberbull. UPDATE 9/18/9: Johnsen is named to “The President’s Top 10″ by Sean Hannity! He points out that another person on the Obama Appointment Scandals List, Acorn fundraiser David Hamilton, is her brother-in-law! Johnsen is also found on our “Obama’s Most Unwanted List!” which came out prior to the Hannity list. UPDATE: NEW INFORMATION 12/25/9: From Fox News, “President Obama’s controversial choice to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel is spending the holidays in limbo after Senate Republicans — in a last jab at Democrats for passing a massive health insurance bill — blocked her nomination and five others. If confirmed, Dawn Johnsen, a law professor at Indiana University, would be in charge of the office that formulates the attorney general’s formal opinions and provides counsel on the diciest legal questions, particularly the handling of Guantanamo Bay detainees and their impending move to the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill…GOP lawmakers like Sen. John Cornyn of Texas,…called the coming acquisition of Thomson fulfillment of “misguided campaign pledges made to appease his left-wing base.” Cornyn was also a critic of Johnsen when she came up before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation in March. A former Texas state Supreme Court judge and now ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary’s Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, Cornyn took issue with Johnsen’s criticism of the Bush administration’s interrogation policies, much of which has been rescinded by Obama since he took office. Johnson “has not demonstrated the seriousness and necessary resolve to address the national security challenges we face,” Cornyn, echoed by other Republicans, said at her confirmation hearing. During the hearing, other lawmakers expressed dismay at 20-year-old comments by Johnsen comparing “forced pregnancy” with slavery.” UPDATE 4/9/10: Johnsen is forced to withdraw as a nominee after the GOP blocks her approval due to her nutty comments on abortion. Score one for the good guys!
– 4/9/9 Entertainment Weekly: Obama picks a Hollywood actor, famous for playing Kumar in’Harold & Kumar go to White Castle,’ to be “associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.” Huh? Penn says “They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations. They’re basically the front door of the White House. They take out all of the red tape that falls between the general public and the White House.” No qualifications other than donating thousands to Obama ’08. Just payback. That’s why Penn’s not on the TV’s “House” anymore. Kal’s real name is Kalpen Modi. UPDATE 10/31/9: Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air website links Kalpen to the NEA Scandal! UPDATE 11/4/9: The Washington Examiner wants to know why Modi remains on the White House payroll after the NEA scandals. UPDATE 4/25/2010: Times of India reports Kal Penn goes back to acting, leaving Team Obama, and gets mugged in Washington, D.C.
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.
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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.”