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John Hawkins of Right Wing News, wants to know, and so do I, how Obama would be handled in a Mainstream Media Debate….if he were Republican. OMG, how cool would that be ! Below The Looking Spoon’s graphic is a peek at the questions….
1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been killed with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware that was going on and if so, shouldn’t you resign?
2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, which gave your campaign a lot of money, was “leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost $500 million on loans that your administration was well aware might never be paid off when you made them. What do you say to people who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration?
3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, they gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost 14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special 45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history?
12 more here. Oh, and it gets better Good luck Obama!
Martin Luther King Day, 2012, an appropriate message to our President.
I was born in the inner city of Atlanta in 1961, when segregation was still rife, at a time when I would have been barred from visiting the very beaches that make up part of the congressional district I so proudly represent.
Just two years after my birth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. momentously described his dream that one day his children would “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.”
How proud he would have been on that November Tuesday in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. Clearly, Dr. King’s dream had come true. White voters across America had judged our President by the content of his character, not the color of his skin, and elected a man of color, whose very lineage with a black African father and white American mother, was a literal manifestation of the figurative melting pot of these United States.
The inauguration of our first black President, the highest office in the land, and perhaps the world’s most powerful office, clearly demonstrated to the world that race need not be a hindrance to success and achievement in America. The fact that Barack Obama won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976 indicated the lion’s share of these voters made their decision based on his character, his vision of hope and change, and his ability to relate with everyday Americans.
Still, let us not ignore that white Democrats aren’t the only voters who are capable of making a decision based on character rather than color.
In the 2010 election cycle, 42 black Republicans were vying for seats in the House of Representatives, and 14 of them made it to the general election. Two of those candidates, myself as well as Tim Scott from South Carolina, carried that success all the way to the House of Representatives. I represent a Congressional District where more than 90 percent of my constituents are not black. A powerful movement of respect for black conservatism is brewing in this country, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud of it.
With all of this progress, why is it that we continue to hear charges of racism emanating from the left, and most disturbingly, from the White House itself? It seems anytime there is criticism of the President or any of his black members of his administration, such as Attorney General Eric Holder, that criticism is decried as racist.
Mr. Holder recently said of his critics, “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” In other words, he insinuated Republicans — along with Conservatives and Tea Party members — are incapable of judging anyone solely by their character, something I take very personally.
Mr. Holder and others need to know, the criticism of the President is not of his person, but of his policies, which have clearly failed our nation–and most tragically of all in this supposedly post-racial period –have failed the black community.
As of December 2011, black unemployment remained in double digits, nearly double the national average for men at 16.4 percent, and 14.1 percent for women.
According to a Washington Post poll in September 2011, the proportion of black Americans with a “strongly positive” view of President Obama has slipped from 83 percent to 58 percent. It would obviously be absurd to say the black community’s changing view of President Obama is racially biased, so how can one make the same claim about white members opposing his policies?
As we proceed into this general election cycle, it would be a disgrace if Mr. Holder’s comment is the first salvo in the upcoming campaign to deflect honest assessment of the President’s performance in office. This campaign must be about ideas, policy and the direction of this country, and the President must not hide behind a curtain of so-called racial bias.
All Americans, black or white – and every shade in between – must be allowed to voice their opinions, level their criticisms and engage in candid discussion without fear of being labeled “racist” simply because of the color of their skin. This is precisely what Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of so eloquently, and what we celebrate today.
My message to President Obama is this: “Mr. President, your very presence in office demonstrates Dr. King’s dream has indeed come true. But how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?”
Please visit Congressman West’s official website at http://west.house.gov/ and meet the man who stands up to this bully administration.
Graphic via Tammy Bruce
Via Weasel Zippers
MoveOn Scrubs “General Betray Us” Page From Website . . . Flashback to 2007, Obama Skipped Senate Vote to Condemn MoveOn . . .
Wait, there’s more….from ABC News, February 2008, MoveOn endorses Obama for President:
Obama touted the group’s first-ever presidential endorsement in a statement released by MoveOn.
“In just a few years, the members of MoveOn have once again demonstrated that real change comes not from the top-down, but from the bottom-up,” Obama wrote. “From their principled opposition to the Iraq war – a war I also opposed from the start – to their strong support for a number of progressive causes, MoveOn shows what Americans can achieve when we come together in a grassroots movement for change. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with their members in the weeks and months ahead.”
Heck of a job Barry.
MoveOn’s executive director, full of hopeychangey kool aid, beams to his supporters:
(MoveOn.org’s mobilization efforts are credited with helping the Democratic win the House of Representative in 2006.)
“Our members’ endorsement of Senator Obama is a clear call for a new America at this critical moment in history,” wrote Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org’s executive director in the statement.
“Seven years of the disastrous policies of the Bush Administration have left the country desperate for change. We need a President who will bring to bear the strong leadership and vision required to end the war in Iraq, provide health care to every American, deal with our climate crisis, and restore America’s standing in the world. The enormity of the challenges require someone who knows how to inspire millions to get involved to change the direction of our country, and someone who will be willing to change business as usual in Washington. Senator Barack Obama has proved he can and will be that President.”
Full disclosure: I was an activist member of MoveOn until their attack on General Petraeus with the belief politicians, not the troops, should be held accountable for war strategy. Obama, “I’m the Boss of You”, proved that with the firing of General McChrystal.
Michael Richards plays Obama as “Battle Boy” ! (Fridays, circa 1981)
As they say in elementary school, ” he started it” ! Unfortunately, we’re not on a school playground God Help America.
THIS is why General McChrystal and his staff mocked Obama and Biden, et al … because THIS White House trashed our military in leaks to the leftist Jonathan Alter, who used their quotes in his book … which was intended to make the military look bad. This is NOT how a commander-in-chief is supposed to conduct himself.
From The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter. To be published on May 18 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. © 2010 by Jonathan Alter.
I can’t wait for the movie Like “W” on steroids. It should star Michael Richards, sadly, he already has his “racist” street cred. <—-*warning* adult language content at this link. May be disturbing to the sensitive.
H/T Orange County Conservative Examiner for connecting the dots……..
Know the crooks and their roles:
George Soros, Joyce Foundation and connection to CCX.
What is CCX, the Chicago Climate Exchange, projected to gross 10 Trillion a year is Cap-N-Tax passes. Obama played a pivotal role in the formation of the CCX. (Click here for expose)
Barrack Hussein Obama, Board Member of the Joyce Foundation, funded the formation of the CCX.
(Valerie Jarrett is still on the board, Obama’s top adviser.) Obama sat on board and funneled money to Ayer’s brother (wild huh, just a guy in his neighborhood) and to form the CCX.
AL Gore–Goldman Sachs– GIM: Hold on to your britches, London-based Generation Investment Management sees the Trillion and they purchased a huge stake in Chicago Climate Exchange (fifth largest shareholder.) The founder of GIM is none other than former Vice President Al Gore along with Goldman people. For example other founders are David Blood (former Goldman executive), Mark Ferguson (Goldman) and Peter Harris (Goldman) to name a few. “
Franklin Raines, mega crooked banker and bust Fannie Mae head, uses Fannie Mae (taxpayers money) to buy the technology to measure and manage carbon. The patent was award the day after Obama and Dems won the election.
Goldman Sachs owns ten percent of the CCX and its 10 Trillion a year potential. (CCX is 10% owned by Goldman Sachs (GS) and 10% owned by Generation Investment Management (GIM).) Gore, Goldman, and Cap and Trade – Tangled Web of Corruption
Whew, huh? Wonder when we’ll be seeing this on the front pages?
The part where (John)Ziegler thinks Obama channeled Cheney comes immediately afterward, where Obama states explicitly that we are a nation at war, not a nation facing a crime wave. Perhaps now he will approach terrorists as unlawful combatants rather than criminals captured on the streets.
….I couldn’t help think Obama was also channeling his inner Sarah Palin. Afterall, her Facebook note came long before the buck stopped with Obama. Last Tuesday. You can read “It’s a war, not a crime spree” here.
Ok, my lefty buddies will say, no, scream….”can’t they have a personal life!” ? I say sure, but stop spending my money on gas to take you away from the White House every chance you get….especially to celebrate your first wedding anniversary IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
Looks like SNL is starting to catch on. Will the Washington Press Corps?