Obama and the crumbling of a liberal fantasy hero

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Financial Times

“It has taken a long time, but the world’s fantasies about Barack Obama are finally crumbling. In Europe, once the headquarters of the global cult of Obama, the disillusionment is particularly bitter. Monday’s newspapers were full of savage quotes about the perfidy of the Obama-led US.
“Der Spiegel, the German magazine that alleged that America’s National Security Agency has bugged the EU’s offices, thundered that “the NSA’s totalitarian ambition . . . affects us all . . . A constitutional state cannot allow it. None of us can allow it.” President François Hollande of France has demanded that the alleged spying stop immediately. Le Monde, Mr Hollande’s home-town newspaper, has even suggested that the EU should consider giving political asylum to Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
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This article does support Obama with these words:
“Mr Obama was living in a real universe, full of hard choices. It was his overheated critics who lived in a fantasy world.”
Ironic that Europe condemns Obama for several of the things I feel he does right. As far as I’m concerned, he needs more of Dick Cheney’s qualities.
One of the comments in this article:

“It has gradually dawned on President Obama’s foreign fan club that their erstwhile hero is using methods that would be bitterly denounced if he were a white Republican”

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Der Führer’ Barack Hussein Obama

June 28, 2013 by

Edward Snowden, as an NSA contractor at the mega-corporation Booz Allen Hamilton, discovered a program called PRISM, where Internet and phone giants like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are feeding literally trillions of electronic communications into a mega database shared by the National Security Administration and GCHQ, General Communications Headquarters—the British equivalent of the NSA.

What exactly are they collecting? Recordings of phone calls, emails, Facebook posts, Skype, credit card transactions, even your banking records!  They not only know who you are, but where you are: Your smart phone’s GPS coordinates are being collected by the trillions along with the content of your phone calls.

What does Barack Hussein Obama think about the NSA in bed with corporations gorging themselves with every imaginable piece of data on American citizens? He doesn’t try to hide it—in fact he’s proud of it, touting it as necessary to protect us as a result of his endless war on terrorism. Finding it necessary to nullify the Fourth Amendment. In effect nullifying the Constitution!

The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini famously said that the definition of fascism is the merger of state and corporate power.

And that is exactly what has occurred with the government in bed with mega-corporations and so-called “contractors” like  Booz Allen Hamilton, which is just one of literally dozens, if not hundreds of “contractors” that the U.S. and British government use to spy on the world.

Booz Allen Hamilton has been portrayed as an innocent party in the spying controversy, but they are far from innocent. As is apparent from a cursory look at who goes in and out of the government-corporate revolving door, they are virtually indistinguishable from the U.S. government, the NSA, and CIA.  Where does  the government begin and the private company end? They are literally indistinguishable.

Of the thirty thousand or so employees of Booz Allen Hamilton and its parent company The Carlyle Group, most are former NSA and CIA employees. And why not? The government and the corporate world have become virtually indistinguishable under Barack Hussein Obama.

These are just a few of the crème de la crème passing through the government-corporate revolving door at Booz Allen Hamilton:

James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who famously lied to Congress about collecting and archiving every single phone call made by Americans, is a former Booz Allen Hamilton executive.

James Woolsey, a former CIA director, is currently a high ranking executive.

Frank Carlucci, owner of the Booz Allen Hamilton parent company The Carlyle Group, was the Deputy Director of the CIA under Carter. Yes, the government-corporate connection goes way back!

This is just a short list. The Carlyle Group and Booz Allen Hamilton are literally gorged with former NSA and CIA employees. Barack Hussein Obama has taken Mussolini’s fascist state-corporate merger to a new level!

Oh, but this is just the beginning.

According to the Guardian—the publication that has broken virtually all of the Edward Snowden revelations—what we initially learned about the scope of the U.S./UK government’s snooping on American and British citizens pales in comparison to what has now been revealed.

Per the Guardian:

Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency.

This bears repeating: The NSA and GCHQ are collecting, archiving, and analyzing the world’s phone calls and internet traffic: that is, the vast majority of the citizens of the world are being spied on by the American and British governments: Hundreds of millions of people worldwide!

Having access to this vast amount of information is a recipe for abuse of power:  power over information means power over individuals. Citizens worldwide. A global fascism. A precursor to a one-world dictatorship.

Barack Hussein is the embodiment of Mussolini’s definition of fascism. But he is beyond Mussolini. In fact, he is beyond Hitler. He is the 21st century’s Der Führer on a worldwide scale, collecting information on every single person on the face of the earth in order to keep them under his thumb, in order to control them, to punish them, and more than likely ultimately to kill them.  “Der Führer” Barack Hussein Obama must be stopped. Americans put a stop to Hitler, and Americans will have to put a stop to Barack Hussein Obama. Impeachment must begin now.

Western Center for Journalism

 

Another part of Obamacare falls

Court: Gov’t Must Halt Enforcement of Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate Against Hobby Lobby

June 28, 2013 – 6:14 PM
Hobby Lobby

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(CNSNews.com) – Following on yesterday’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Hobby Lobby can continue its lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate on religious grounds, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled today that the federal government must halt all enforcement of the mandate (and related financial penalties) against the Christian-based company.

Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel are suing the Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, arguing that to force the company to pay for health insurance that must offer abortion-inducing drugs, as well as sterilization and contraception, is a violation of its religious liberty.

In his order issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton said the “court concludes plaintiffs [Hobby Lobby] have made a sufficient showing to warrant the issuance of a temporary restraining order in the circumstances existing here.”

“Accordingly, the defendants [Sebelius and HHS], their agents, officers, and employees are temporarily ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from any effort to apply or enforce, as to plaintiffs, the substantive requirements imposed” by the mandate,” said the judge’s order.

Sebelius, Obama

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

In a press release, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Hobby Lobby, said, “Today, for the first time, a federal court has ordered the government not to enforce the HHS abortion-drug mandate against Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The ruling comes just one day after a dramatic 168-page opinion from the en banc 10th Circuit recognizing that business owners have religious liberty rights.   This was the first definitive federal appellate ruling against the HHS mandate.”

“Hobby Lobby and the Green family faced the terrible choice of violating their faith or paying massive fines starting this Monday morning,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel with the Becket Fund.  “We are delighted that both the 10th Circuit and the district court have spared them from this unjust burden on their religious freedom.”

“In its landmark opinion yesterday, the 10th Circuit majority found that ‘no one’ – not even the government – ‘disputes the sincerity of Hobby Lobby’s religious beliefs,’” reads the press release.   “The court ruled that denying them the protection of federal law just because they are a profit-making business ‘would conflict with the Supreme Court’s free exercise precedent.’”

Further proceedings in the case are scheduled for July 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

White House Stealth Campaign to Support Immigration Bil

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Doug Mills/The New York Times

The office where Obama aides are coordinating strategy on overhauling immigration laws.

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WASHINGTON — The hide-out has no sign on the door, but inside Dirksen 201 is a spare suite of offices the White House has transformed into its covert immigration war room on Capitol Hill.

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, en route to the Senate. Mr. Corker has been backing a border security amendment.

Strategically located down the hall from the Senate Judiciary Committee in one of the city’s massive Congressional office buildings, the work space normally reserved for the vice president is now the hub of a stealthy legislative operation run by President Obama’s staff. Their goal is to quietly secure passage of the first immigration overhaul in a quarter century.

“We are trying hard not to be heavy handed about what we are doing,” said Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the president’s point person on immigration.

Six years ago President George W. Bush publicly sent cabinet secretaries to roam the Capitol building daily to try to woo Republican senators for a similar immigration bill. But this time, high-profile help from the White House is anathema to many Republicans who do not want to be seen by constituents as carrying out the will of Mr. Obama.

So while lawmakers from both parties are privately relying on the White House and its agencies to provide technical information to draft scores of amendments to the immigration bill, few Republicans are willing to admit it. Some are so eager to prove that the White House is not pulling the strings that their aides say the administration is not playing any role at all.

“President Obama’s concept of engaging Congress is giving a speech that nobody up here listens to,” said Alex Conant, a spokesman for Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, who is an important supporter of the immigration legislation. “If passing legislation is like making sausage, then this White House is like a bunch of vegetarians.”

As senators near a final tally on the 867-page bill before the July 4 holiday, immigration supporters acknowledge serious risks in Mr. Obama’s approach: leaving the public advocacy for a major piece of his legacy in the hands of others. If the bill fails to become law, Mr. Obama will be open to criticism from Hispanics that he did not put the weight of his office behind the legislation.

But Mr. Obama has made some careful public efforts, including a speech last week at the White House in which he strongly endorsed the legislation. On Tuesday while on Air Force One in Europe, he called a Democratic negotiator, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, to reinforce his opposition to part of a Republican amendment that would have what the administration views as unrealistically tough requirements for border security

ABC, CBS media linked to the Obama administration, NBC link uncovered today

Richard Grenell, a political consultant and media commentator reported today via Twitter that NBC’s Mark Murray, senior political editor for NBC News wife, Sasha is an Obama appointee but never publicly disclosed it.

Grenell asked Murray yesterday if he was married to an Obama appointee and why it was not disclosed.

Murray told him that he hasn’t publicly disclosed that his wife is an Obama appointee because he told NBC officials and they didn’t care. Murray also told Grenell that his first wife worked for Ray Lahood so disclosing her as an Obama appointee wasn’t necessary.

Murray’s wife, Sasha Johnson who will assume Obama’s FAA Chief of staff position is also a former CNN producer and Assistant to the Secretary and Director of Public Affairs with the Department of Transportation.

Murray also told Grenell that the IRS scandal won’t last the summer which points to the fact of bias reporting as if the IRS issue never happened.

“Washington reporters are so used to the cozy relationships they have with political appointees that they think it’s odd to disclose it, “Grenall said. “Media relationships with Obama Administration officials should not be dismissed.”

Two weeks ago, Grenell reported about the presidents of ABC News and CBS News has siblings that work in the Obama administration and are involved in Benghazi.

Grenell told “Fox News Watch” that the ties raise concerns as to why the mainstream media has not more aggressively pursued the story.

The Host Jon Scott asked Grenell, “Rick, you suggested that folks on the West Coast are laughing at us East Coasters. The question is, you know, are there too many balls in the air here for journalists to cover them all? Stewart Stevens in the Daily Beast noted this: “…There is an entire class of journalists so invested in a certain moral and ethical image of the president that its members are unable to entertain facts that might tarnish that image.”

Grenell responded by saying, “You know, I think Jim is right. It’s growing in some circles and it’s not growing in others. Over at NBC, you have Mark Murray, who is the senior political editor over there. He went on MSNBC to say, you know, this story is not going to last the summer.”

“You know, the irony about this is that Mark Murray, NBC senior political editor, he’s married to an Obama appointee. This Obama appointee is now the chief of staff at the FAA. So when you have someone at NBC kind of dismissing the story and trying to really push it off the front pages, you now know why because he’s getting pressure at home.”

A short time ago, Grenell stated on Twitter that he called NBC for comment on the undisclosed relationship between its senior editor and an Obama appointee and they have yet to call him back.

In viewing history of state control over the media, Joseph Stalin, leader of the former Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) installed media rulings in which the people of the U.S.S.R. had to read what the state allowed, see what the state allowed, and listen to what the state allowed.

, Paulding County Republican Examiner

Christopher Collins is a USAF Cold War Veteran (6915th ESS); a member of the Paulding County Georgia GOP, 6th Precinct Captain, State Delegate; Paulding County GOP Asst. Treasurer. He’s a member of the American Legion, USAF Association, and the American Diabetes Association.

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