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Obama vows to veto House GOP’s bill to extend payroll tax cut – Washington Times

Obama being “bipartisan”:– “We won, you lost, so shut up”– “You gotta sit in the back”–“They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”–“Get in Their Faces!”–“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”–“Hit Back Twice As Hard”–“We talk to these folks… so I know whose azs to kick.“–“A Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”–“It’s time to Fight for it.”–“Punish your enemies.”–“I’m itching for a fight.”–“The Tea Party are terrorist”–“lets take these sons-of-bitches out”

via Obama vows to veto House GOP's bill to extend payroll tax cut – Washington Times.

Obama: I reversed recession until ‘bad luck’ hit | Campaign 2012

The Federal Election Committee refused to stop, or prosecute, that credit card donations were flying in from the Middle east in amounts just under $200.

The Black Panthers interfering with elections in Philly were not prosecuted as that stinking Eric Holder said he could not prosecute his people.

Even the LA Times was prescient in defining that Obama could not be touched as he was black when they penned, “Barack, the Magic Negro”: http://tinyurl.com/2bkefq

It’s a great thing for a red-blooded American who is a decedent of slaves to become President. Unfortunately, Obama is not that man, has led a life of luxury from sources still unknown, and has had involvement with subversive groups his entire life. Those groups and the very wealthy have brought him to power and he has exceeded their wildest desires. The rest of us are getting a depression.

A great read is by former IMF president Simon Johnson (2007-2008) in The Atlantic Monthly (online) entitled “The Quiet Coup”. In May 2009 he urged America to not do what third world nations do and build an oligarchy as they will control the government when all is said and done. Obama is just one of many puppets; raised from birth to ascend to positions for others to profit. An informative book is “Dupes: How America’s Enemies Have Used Progressives Against Us For 100 Years”. It appears that they managed to get one to the highest office in the land. Obama should be impeached for many violations of his oath of office and breach of the law. John Locke would be asking us if we need the chains to rattle before we realize we are all slaves. Anarchy is no form of government, so we should do this now under the law to remain a nation of laws. If he is given 4 more years I fear we will be past the ability to restore this great nation through the ballot box. And if so, all is lost.

Do not waste your time trying to convert liberals. That is their religion. Few of the brainwashed will ever be awakened enough to find that they do not have minds of their own. Speak to independents and get them out to vote, for at the ballot box is where they need to be defeated. Then, with the republicans unfortunately being the only viable choice, we need to run good men and woman against those who have locked themselves into their do-nothing jobs and obtain a Congress that works for the people. We have 2 years to change this nation. Then all is lost if this despicable Liar-in-Chief manages to retain power and feed his oligarchs as the rest of America lines the food stamps rolls.

Semper Fidelis

via Obama: I reversed recession until ‘bad luck’ hit | Campaign 2012.

IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end – MarketWatch

BRETT ARENDS’ ROI

April 25, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EDT

IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end

Commentary: China’s economy will surpass the U.S. in 2016

By Brett Arends, MarketWatch

BOSTON (MarketWatch) — The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed.

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.

The Obama deficit tour

The Wall Street Journal’s Steve Moore critiques the president’s speeches attacking Republican budget plans.

And it’s a lot closer than you may think.

According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now.

Put that in your calendar.

It provides a painful context for the budget wrangling taking place in Washington, D.C., right now. It raises enormous questions about what the international security system is going to look like in just a handful of years. And it casts a deepening cloud over both the U.S. dollar and the giant Treasury market, which have been propped up for decades by their privileged status as the liabilities of the world’s hegemonic power.

According to the IMF forecast, whoever is elected U.S. president next year — Obama? Mitt Romney? Donald Trump? — will be the last to preside over the world’s largest economy.

Most people aren’t prepared for this. They aren’t even aware it’s that close. Listen to experts of various stripes and they will tell you this moment is decades away. The most bearish will put the figure in the mid-2020s.

But they’re miscounting. They’re only comparing the gross domestic products of the two countries using current exchange rates.

That’s a largely meaningless comparison in real terms. Exchange rates change quickly. And China’s exchange rates are phony. China artificially undervalues its currency, the renminbi, through massive intervention in the markets.

via IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end – MarketWatch.

Post Tax Day, Obama jokes about re-thinking position on taxing wealthy – CBS News Video

Since the 1920s two platform staples of the Democrats has been “to close the tax loopholes,” and raise taxes on the wealthy.

Democrats have controlled the House of Representative 63 years of the last 77 years and the Senate 58 years of the last 77 years. The only loopholes that exist do so by their choice. During the

  • Eisenhower term in office the top marginal personal income tax rate was 91.25%.
  • President Kennedy cut the rate an average per year to 79.4%. Federal income tax revenue increased 55.81%.
  • Gross Domestic Product increased 56.35%
  • During the Carter term in office the top marginal personal income tax rate was 79.00%.
  • President Reagan cut the rate an average per year to 65.41%. Federal income tax revenue increased 65.41%.
  • Gross Domestic Product increased 68.72%.
  • During the Clinton term in office the top marginal personal income tax rate was 39.60%.
  • President Bush cut the rate an average per year to 35.46%.
  •  Federal income tax revenue increased 34.55%.
  • Gross Domestic Product increased 34.16%
  • During periods of low taxes the wealthy invest in U.S. corporations providing capital for business growth, expansion, improvements of infrastructure and job creation. During periods of high taxes they focus on protecting their wealth by moving their money to tax shelters which deprives corporation of capital for growth and eliminates jobs.

via Post Tax Day, Obama jokes about re-thinking position on taxing wealthy – CBS News Video.

Two Steps Forward

October 10, 2010

By Jeffrey Folks

Lenin famously described his strategy for communist domination as “one step forward, two steps back.” Of course, by that he did not mean to suggest steps of equal length. The step forward was a lot more like two large steps, and the two steps back were more or less symbolic, designed to diffuse opposition.
Clearly, in the past two years the United States has moved two giant steps in the direction of socialism. We have seen the redistribution of hundreds of billions of dollars, the seizure of major industries by the state, the re-emergence of a hard-core welfare state, the virtual nationalization of healthcare, takeover by regulation of the energy and financial sectors, and much more. This resurgence of state control has been accompanied by the new power of labor unions, environmental lobbyists, tort lawyers, and state bureaucracies.  But now, having reached the limit of what the public will stomach, the Leninists who run the Democratic Party see that it is time for two baby-steps back.
Those steps back are taking the form of a new suggestion of inclusiveness and bipartisanship (even of openness to business interests), talk of repeal of some parts of the healthcare bill, talk of making some parts of the Bush tax cuts permanent (after the election, of course), talk of a balanced budget (pay-go once again). As this list suggests, the step back is nearly all talk-talk in the midst of an election campaign designed to preserve Democratic majorities.
The steps back, in other words, are not an actual retreat. They are merely talk. As soon as the election is over, the strategy of moving forward will resume-this time in the lame-duck session of Congress. There, those who have been voted out of office or retired knowing they were headed for defeat  will attempt further  steps forward, and there will be nothing to restrain them. Card check, cap and trade, tax increases on small business owners, confiscatory death taxes-all of it is being readied for a whirlwind session that resembles a medieval dance of death, which, for the more radical members of Congress, is what  it will in fact be. The dying majority of radical Democrats, celebrating one last time, in an orgiastic lovefest of uncontrolled spending.
Nancy Pelosi, in fact, has already announced her intention to pass huge tax increases in the lame-duck session. This is the meaning of her September 28 announcement of her intention to “extend middle-class tax cuts this year.” That sounds great, unless you make over $200,000, plan to make $200,000 sometime in your lifetime, operate a small business or aspire to, expect to inherit more than a million dollars or a home in Manhattan or Los Angeles or a stock portfolio or retirement account that your parents have put together over a half century. If any of these conditions apply, you can expect to pay a lot more in taxes, thanks to the lame-duck session.
Not only that, as long as Obama is in office, it will be impossible to repeal any part of the liberal lovefest. The steps forward of the past two years, plus the steps planned for the lame-duck session, will remain in place for at least another two years., and the longer this legislation remains in place, the harder it will be to repeal.
That, too, is part of the Leninist strategy. Once an industry is nationalized, or an entitlement extended, it is politically difficult to reverse. Once the public has become accustomed to socialized medicine, paid for at someone else’s expense, as they suppose, it is difficult to return to a private payer system, no matter how superior the care under the private system. So it goes with healthcare, energy, financial services-each takeover engenders its own constituency with its own vested interests, lobbyists, media supporters, and voting blocks.  It becomes easier to leave new programs in place than to repeal them.
In this way government power and tyranny will have taken not two but four steps forward by the time the new Congress is sworn in. And we will have to live with the result for at least two more years.  In light of this, the only conservative objective that makes sense is a root and branch assault on the size of government. Once conservatives control Congress and the White House, hopefully in 2012, nothing less than a total makeover will be acceptable.
The first step, but only the first, will be to take four steps back.  But four steps back is just the beginning. What is required is a return to a pre-FDR sized government-a federal budget of no more than 3%  of GDP. That was the size of government that prevailed during America’s first 150. As hard as it is to fathom, the federal government through much of our history operated quite well on one percent of GDP. President Lincoln governed through the greatest crisis of our history with a White House staff of 25.
Much of that reduction in spending would have to come in cuts to entitlement spending. For generations Americans have been led to believe that entitlements are, as the name suggests, sacred rights that cannot be modified. But as Thomas G. Donlan wrote in the October 4 issue of Barron’s, entitlements “are as much under the purview of Congress and the president as any other bridge to nowhere.” The only reason they have not been controlled, and cut, is that politicians lack the will to cut them.
Return to a 3% federal budget would unleash the same explosive growth that America saw during its first century and a half. Simply by cutting the size of government, we would see prosperity on an unimaginable scale, with jobs and a better standard of living for all. That new direction for America would heal the damage of Obama’s four steps forward and a lot  more-the four steps forward of Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Carter, and Clinton. The only way to restore the country to health after the damage of the long march toward socialism is to slash the federal budget, eliminate entire departments of government, and return to the nation’s tradition of small government and citizen democracy.
Jeffrey Folks is the author of many books and articles on American culture and politics.

Frankly Speaking…..

October, 7, 2010 — pasted from nicedeb

In early 2008, after I had started looking into Obama’s background, I remember thinking, “Wow, as soon as the general public hears about this, it’s going to be curtains for this guy. There is no way! He’s unelectable!”

A case in point:  February of 2008,  Cliff Kincaid wrote a stunning piece for Accuracy in Media, Obama’s Communist Mentor.

Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had “some modest notoriety once,” was “a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago…” but was now “pushing eighty.” He writes about “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self” giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18.

(For information on Obama’s Marxist activities at Occidental College, see this 6 part interview with former classmate [and former Marxist] Dr. John Drew, conducted on the B-Cast. Obama was already a committed Marxist by the time he started college, according to Drew.)

This “Frank” is none other than Frank Marshall Davis, the black communist writer now considered by some to be in the same category of prominence as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. In the summer/fall 2003 issue of African American Review, James A. Miller of George Washington University reviews a book by John Edgar Tidwell, a professor at the University of Kansas, about Davis’s career, and notes, “In Davis’s case, his political commitments led him to join the American Communist Party during the middle of World War II-even though he never publicly admitted his Party membership.”

That was the first time most of us in the conservative media had heard of him, although he had been on Trevor Loudon’s radar screen since March 2007, when he wrote   Obama’s Marxist Mentor. Some of us thought that it was a significant story that would have legs. Unfortunately many bloggers shied away from it because they didn’t want to be seen as “red-baiters”. The MSM had no interest in it, whatsoever. Including  Drudge:

Drudge Plays Role of Censor

While Obama’s far-left support seems to be worthy of news and comment, Matt Drudge of Drudge Report fame has just rejected two paid ads submitted by my group America’s Survival, Inc. about the influence that CPUSA member Davis exerted over a young Obama. The ads featured a photo of Davis and a communist hammer and sickle. They asked, “Who is this man?,” and urged viewers to click to “Meet the mysterious Red Mentor” so they could be directed to two reports on the subject. The ads were “too controversial,” Drudge’s representative told me.

A few lonely voices in the blogosphere pounded the story, though. I mentioned him here, included Davis in my Reds Who Support Obama post, and again Another Commie For Obamie.

At this point, some shill, who claimed to be Mark Davis,  the son of Frank Marshall Davis (on his OFA page), started commenting on my posts under the pseudonym, “Kaleokualoha”.

Kaleokualoha Says:

Every person of integrity will probably agree the slander and libel are wrong, especially when the target is a dead poet who cannot defend himself. Yet this is exactly what is happening. By defaming the character of my father, Frank Marshall Davis, and exaggerating his radical influence on Barack Obama in “Obama’s Communist Mentor” and other AIM reports, bloggers seek to portray Barack Obama as unworthy of becoming President of the United States. While there are legitimate concerns regarding every candidate, their disinformation regarding my father is especially heinous.

They vilify a dead poet who loved the United States, and who was more likely to teach random acts of kindness than disloyalty to young Barack Obama. They deliberately misrepresent the values Obama may have internalized through this relationship, in a transparent attempt to smear Obama’s character. Like weeds in a garden of truth, such disinformation must be removed at their roots. Unfortunately, their Internet brigade is very efficient at spreading this disinformation. Fortunately, their credibility can be destroyed in the eyes of people of integrity, through irrefutable proof of their deliberate misrepresentation.

Some of their most egregious misrepresentations are claims that Davis was a “lifelong member of the Communist Party USA,” and that he was a “Stalinist” because he “stayed with the Communist Party even after the Hitler-Stalin pact” of 1939, and that “his values, passed on to Obama, were those of a communist agent who pledged allegiance to Stalin.” These unprecedented claims were made AFTER the release of “Obama’s Communist Mentor,” suggesting they were either fabricated or discovered since February 2008. They should be challenged at their source: Cliff Kincaid (editor of Accuracy In Media in his “Media Excuse Obama’s False Advertising” column) and Bill Steigerwald, associate editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in a 7 June 2008 interview (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/mostread/s_571431.html)

That’s only about half of one comment. He wrote several long-winded, obfuscating comments on different posts. Here’s part of another one from, AP Whitewashes the Frank Marshall Davis Story:

In June 2008, however, Kincaid starts the “Stalinist” falsehood (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_571431.html). This is where Kincaid explains that he calls Davis a “Stalinist” because “he stayed with the CPUSA after the Hitler-Stalin pact” (1939). This contradicts Kincaid’s February 2008 column, which states Davis did not even JOIN the CPUSA until later. Obviously Davis could not have “stayed with” the CPUSA before he even joined the CPUSA. Obviously, Kincaid’s stated reason is invalid. Obviously, something else changed between February and June 2008, when Kincaid suddenly starts calling Davis a “Stalinist.” Davis suddenly became a “Stalinist” because Cliff Kincaid said so??

I doubt you will find any references to Davis being a “Stalinist” before Kincaid’s new label. Did the FBI or Congressional investigators consider him a “Stalinist”? I don’t think so!

The reason I bring this up is because I just finished reading yet another article in NRO, entitled, “Obama’s Communist Mentor by Paul Kenger, a researcher who, since the early 1990s, has “been absorbed with archives from the Soviet and Communist world — I’ve looked at every kind of declassified holding.”

In recent years, I’ve concentrated on an extraordinary cache of material from the Comintern Archives on Communist Party USA (CPUSA). This material is utterly damning to the American Left, especially in its vindication of the worst fears and warnings of anti-Communists. Not surprisingly, our illustrious “scholars” in the academy are studiously ignoring it.

Kenger has just written a 600 page book, called Dupes, which prominently features Frank Marshall Davis:

After an almost four-year-long sojourn in which I tried to ascertain whether Davis was a progressive duped by Communists, or, conversely, a Communist who duped progressives, I determined the latter. No doubt, this conclusion — which means the leader of the free world was strongly influenced by a Marxist — will bring the unholy wrath of liberals. Yet, they should brace themselves for another kind of anger. Once they read what Davis did and wrote, they might redirect their rage. In truth, Davis’s targets were mainly Democrats, and especially a Democratic icon, Harry Truman. What Davis said about Truman was unbelievably outrageous. Worse, he said it because it was the Moscow line.

***

With the help of two super-impressive researchers, including one living in Hawaii, I procured Davis’s weekly “Frank-ly Speaking” columns for the Record. These writings flawlessly parroted official Soviet propaganda and portrayed the likes of Harry Truman, George Marshall, and other courageous Democrats as colonialist-imperialist-fascist-racist monsters. Davis even denounced the Marshall Plan. As any student of this era knows, only the Soviet Union, via the public voices of Stalin and Molotov, took this absurd position.

In column after column, Davis claimed Truman craved not only a “third world war,” but to “rule Russia.” Davis said that Truman’s “fascism, American style” was motivated by an anti-Communism that was fueled by veiled racism. Davis repeatedly asserted that the Soviet Union not only desired peace — as Stalin seized Eastern Europe, while also killing tens of millions of his own people — but had abolished poverty, unemployment, and even racism.

Such examples from Davis are so voluminous that they constitute the longest chapter in my 600-plus-page book. Summarizing them here is impossible. But here are three telling examples.

The disgusting Stalinist propaganda Davis was spouting in these articles were written in 1950.

As someone who has long studied this period, I recognized Davis’s writing immediately as the crass propaganda pushed by Communists around the world at that time. Congress thought the same thing. Within only months of the appearance of these columns in the Honolulu Record, Davis’s name was appearing in investigations of the Communist movement. Eventually, in December 1956, he was called to testify before the U.S. Senate, where he pleaded the Fifth Amendment. In a Senate report in 1957 titled “Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States,” Davis was plainly listed as “an identified member of the Communist Party.”

***

The real smoking gun, however, is Davis’s declassified 600-page FBI file, which was recently released through a freedom-of-information request by a fellow researcher. A cursory glance at these pages — which include accounts by informants and eyewitnesses — quickly reveals that Davis was a Communist. As evidence for readers, we have isolated and published about a dozen pages from the file in the appendix of my book, including one that lists Davis’s actual Communist-party number: 47544.

That number is consistent with those of the period. Consider the Communist-party numbers of some of the Hollywood Ten figures whom liberals laughably still defend as innocent lambs: John Howard Lawson (47275), Albert Maltz (47196), Alvah Bessie (46836).In sum, a mentor of the current president of the United States was a Communist — and not only a party member, but an actual propagandist for Stalin’s USSR, a man who unceasingly demonized Democratic presidents and their policies and cherished ideals. Even in World War II, Davis was on the wrong side: He was flatly pro-Soviet and anti-American.

You can read Kengor’s entire piece at NRO.

Okay, so it turns out, Kaleokualoha, that your dad was indeed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, a card carrying,  propagandizing Stalinist Commie.

The question is whether you are  a progressive duped by Communists, or, conversely, a Communist who duped progressives, (you sure as hell didn’t dupe me)

I’ve determined the latter.

My Way News – FACT CHECK: Obama’s tone shifts on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told voters repeatedly during the health care debate that the overhaul legislation would bring down fast-rising health care costs and save them money. Now, he’s hemming and hawing on that.

So far, the law he signed earlier this year hasn’t had the desired effect. An analysis from Medicare’s Office of the Actuary this week said that the nation’s health care tab will go up – not down – through 2019 as a result of Obama’s sweeping law, though the increase is modest.

Obama offered some caveats when asked in his news conference Friday about the apparent discrepancy between what he promised and what’s actually happening so far. On several other topics, too, his rhetoric fell short of a full accounting.

via My Way News – FACT CHECK: Obama’s tone shifts on health care.

FT.com / Comment / Opinion – Obama’s Democratic domination is over

All signs point to major losses for the Democratic party in the US midterm elections this November. The recovery is slowing, while recent job figures have all but ended hopes that unemployment will fall fast enough to change voter’s minds. But for President Barack Obama it really does not matter whether his party loses its congressional majority, or merely a large number of seats. In either case, the days of single-party government in Washington will be over.

To see why a reverse looms, look at the trends that worry Democrats. Their edge in party identification has narrowed sharply. To be sure, Republicans keep picking candidates with views outside the mainstream, most recently in Colorado last week. But voters’ views of congressional candidates nonetheless display a pattern consistent with big Republican gains.

via FT.com / Comment / Opinion – Obama’s Democratic domination is over.

The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people – Telegraph Blogs

The First Lady’s ill-conceived trip to Marbella and the complete disregard for public opinion and concerns over excessive government spending is symbolic of a far wider problem with the Obama presidency – the overarching disdain for the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise that have built the United States over the course of nearly two and a half centuries into the most powerful and free nation on earth.

It is epitomized above all by the President’s relentless drive towards big government against the will of the American people, and the dramatic increases in government spending and borrowing, which threaten to leave the US hugely in debt for generations. It is also showcased by Barack Obama’s drive towards a socialized health care system, which is “a thinly disguised vanity project for a president who is committed to transforming the United States from the world’s most successful large-scale free enterprise economy, to a highly interventionist society with a massive role for centralized government.”

More on this via The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime: extravagant and out of touch with the American people – Telegraph Blogs.

Time to admit Obamanomics has failed | Washington Examiner

Predictably, the stimulus bill has proven to be an extraordinary waste of borrowed money that has failed to create jobs, generate economic growth or do much of anything other than line the pockets of White House political allies. That and give $308 million in subsidies to BP before the Gulf oil spill disaster, and subsidize a study on what happens when monkeys snort coke.

Add Obama’s determination to raise everybody’s taxes by allowing the Bush cuts from 2001 and 2003 to expire Jan. 1, 2011, and it’s easy to why banks, businesses and consumers are hoarding trillions of dollars that could otherwise spur economic growth. And we haven’t even addressed the destructive effect on economic growth of Obama’s nationalization of major portions of the economy, including the banks, health care and the auto industry.

The economy is stalling, unemployment seems stuck at European levels of idleness, the federal deficit and the national debt are at historic highs, public confidence in Congress is at its lowest-ever level and big majorities of Mainstream Americans say Obama has the country on the wrong path. Obamanomics has failed miserably and it’s time for everybody in this town to admit it so we can move on.

Read more via Time to admit Obamanomics has failed | Washington Examiner.