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The Inevitable Hillary: Chapter One, Supporters Can Not Name A Single Accomplishment

by Flyovercountry ( 101 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Marxism, Progressives at March 6th, 2014 - 4:00 pm

We’ll call this one a palate cleanser today, as I’m tired of writing on the heavy stuff. What is striking about this video is that it’s not heavy handed, it’s not edited in a cute way, and it’s not some out of context gotcha snark hit piece. It’s just a guy, asking Hillary’s very own army, why they are about to go out and campaign their collective keisters off to help get her elected our 45th President and why they feel she deserves this honor. The responses are to say the least, hilarious. Enjoy!

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

Resetting American foreign policy

by Speranza ( 46 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Egypt, Hillary Clinton, Iran, Islamists, Israel, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinians, Russia, Syria, Turkey at August 26th, 2013 - 11:30 am

One of the reasons I do not complain when Obama goes golfing is because it is less time he has to spent messing up the world.

by Caroline Glick

Aside from the carnage in Benghazi, the most enduring image from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as US secretary of state was the fake remote control she brought with her to Moscow in 2009 with the word “Reset” in misspelled Russian embossed on it.

Clinton’s gimmick was meant to show that under President Barack Obama, American foreign policy would be fundamentally transformed. Since Obama and Clinton blamed much of the world’s troubles on the misdeeds of their country, under their stewardship of US foreign policy, the US would reset everything.

Around the globe, all bets were off.

Five years later we realize that Clinton’s embarrassing gesture was not a gimmick, but a dead serious pledge. Throughout the world, the Obama administration has radically altered America’s policies.

And disaster has followed. Never since America’s establishment has the US appeared so untrustworthy, destructive, irrelevant and impotent.

Consider Syria. Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of Obama’s pledge that the US would seek the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime if Assad used chemical weapons against his opponents.

On Wednesday, Assad’s forces used chemical weapons against civilians around Damascus. According to opposition forces, well over a thousand people were murdered.

Out of habit, the eyes of the world turned to Washington. But Obama has no policy to offer. Obama’s America can do nothing.

America’s powerlessness in Syria is largely Obama’s fault. At the outset of the Syrian civil war two-and-a-half years ago, Obama outsourced the development of Syria’s opposition forces to Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan. He had other options. A consortium of Syrian Kurds, moderate Sunnis, Christians and others came to Washington and begged for US assistance. But they were ignored.


Both of these goals are transformative.

In the first instance, Obama believes that anti-Americanism stems from America’s actions. By accepting the mantel of global leadership, Obama believes the US insulted other nations. To mitigate their anger, the US should abdicate leadership.

As for courting Islamic fundamentalists, from his earliest days in office Obama insisted that since radical Islam is the most popular movement in the Islamic world, radical Islam is good. Radical Muslims are America’s friends.

Obama embraced Erdogan, an Islamic fascist who has won elections, as his closest ally and most trusted adviser in the Muslim world.

And so, with the full support of the US government, Erdogan stacked Syria’s opposition forces with radical Muslims like himself. Within months the Muslim Brotherhood comprised the majority in Syria’s US-sponsored opposition.

The Muslim Brotherhood has no problem collaborating with al-Qaida, because the latter was formed by Muslim Brothers.

It shares the Brotherhood’s basic ideology.

Since al-Qaida has the most experienced fighters, its rise to leadership and domination of the Syrian opposition was a natural progression.

In other words, Obama’s decision to have Turkey form the Syrian opposition led inevitably to the current situation in which the Iranian- and Russian-backed Syrian regime is fighting an opposition dominated by al-Qaida.

At this point, short of an Iraq-style US invasion of Syria and toppling of the regime, almost any move the US takes to overthrow the government will strengthen al-Qaida.  […….].

A distressing aspect of Obama’s embrace of Erdogan is that Erdogan has not tried to hide the fact that he seeks dictatorial powers and rejects the most basic norms of liberal democracy and civil rights.

Under the façade of democracy, Erdogan has transformed Turkey into one of the most repressive countries in the world. Leading businessmen, generals, journalists, parliamentarians and regular citizens have been systematically rounded up and accused of treason for their “crime” of opposing Turkey’s transformation into an Islamic state. [……..] Following the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt last month, Erdogan has openly admitted that he and his party are part and parcel of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama’s approach to world affairs was doubtlessly shaped during his long sojourn in America’s elite universities.

Using the same elitist sensibilities that cause him to blame American “arrogance” for the world’s troubles, and embrace radical Islam as a positive force, Obama has applied conflict resolution techniques developed by professors in ivory towers to real world conflicts that cannot be resolved peacefully.

Obama believed he could use the US’s close relationships with Israel and Turkey to bring about a rapprochement between the former allies. But he was wrong. The Turkish-Israeli alliance ended because Erdogan is a virulent Jew-hater who seeks Israel’s destruction, not because of a misunderstanding.

Obama forced Israel to apologize for defending itself against Turkish aggression, believing that Erdogan would then reinstate full diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. Instead, Erdogan continued his assault on Israel, most recently accusing it of organizing the military coup in Egypt and the anti- Erdogan street protests in Turkey.

As for Egypt, as with Syria, Obama’s foreign policy vision for the US has left Washington with no options for improving the situation on the ground or for securing its own strategic interests. To advance his goal of empowering the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama pushed the Egyptian military to overthrow the regime of US ally Hosni Mubarak and so paved the way for elections that brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

Today he opposes the military coup that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood government.

The US claims that it opposes the coup because the military has trampled democracy and human rights. But it is all but silent in the face of the Muslim Brotherhood’s own trampling of the human rights of Egypt’s Christian minority.

Obama ignores the fact that Mohamed Morsi governed as a tyrant far worse than Mubarak.


Wresting an Israeli apology to Turkey was Obama’s only accomplishment during his trip to Israel in March. Secretary of State John Kerry’s one accomplishment since entering office was to restart negotiations between Israel and the PLO. Just as the consequence of Israel’s apology to Turkey was an escalation of Turkey’s anti- Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric, so the consequence of Kerry’s “accomplishment” will be the escalation of Palestinian terrorism and political warfare against Israel.

As Jonathan Tobin noted Wednesday in Commentary, to secure Palestinian agreement to reinstate negotiations, not only did Kerry force Israel to agree to release more than a thousand Palestinian terrorists from prison. He put the US on record supporting the Palestinians’ territorial demands. [……..]

The current round of talks will fail of course because like the Turks, the Syrians and the Egyptians, the Palestinians are not interested in resolving their conflict.

They are interested in winning it. They do not want a state. They want to supplant Israel.

Clinton’s Reset button was played up as a gimmick. But it was a solemn oath. And it was fulfilled. And as a result, the world is a much more violent and dangerous place. The US and its allies are more threatened. The US’s enemies from Moscow to Tehran to Venezuela are emboldened.

The time has come to develop the basis for a future US policy that would represent a reset of Obama’s catastrophic actions and attitudes. Given the damage US power and prestige has already suffered, and given that Obama is unlikely to change course in his remaining three years in power, it is clear that reverting to George W. Bush’s foreign policy of sometimes fighting a war on nebulous “terrorists” and sometimes appeasing them will not be sufficient to repair the damage.

The US must not exchange strategic insanity with strategic inconsistency.

Instead, a careful, limited policy based on no-risk and low-risk moves that send clear messages and secure clear interests is in order.

The most obvious no-risk move would be to embrace Israel as America’s most vital and only trustworthy ally in the region. By fully supporting Israel not only would the US strengthen its own position by strengthening the position of the only state in the Middle East that shares its enemies, its interests and its values.

Washington would send a strong signal to states throughout the region and the world that the US can again be trusted.

This support would also secure clear US strategic interests by providing Israel with the political backing it requires to eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Moreover, it would bring coherence to the US’s counter-terror strategy by ending US support for Palestinian statehood.  [……..]

Another no-risk move is to support former Soviet satellite states that are now members of NATO. Here, too, the US would be taking an action that is clear and involves no risk. Russia would have few options for opposing such a move. And the US could go a long way toward rebuilding its tattered reputation.

Low risk moves include supporting minorities that do not have a history of violent anti-Americanism and are, in general, opposed to Islamic fascism.

Such groups include the Kurds. In Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran, the Kurds represent a national group that has proven its ability to self-govern and to oppose tyranny. With certain, easily identified exceptions, the stronger the Kurds are, the weaker anti-American forces become.

Then there are the Christians. The plight of the Christians in the Islamic world is one of the most depressing chapters in the recent history of the region. In country after country, previously large and relatively peaceful, if discriminated against, Christian minorities are being slaughtered and forced to flee.


Strong, forthright statements of support for Christian communities and condemnations of persecution, including rape, forced conversions, massacre, extortion and destruction of church and private Christian-owned property from Egypt to Indonesia to Pakistan to the Palestinian Authority would make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

It would also go some way toward rehabilitating the US’s reputation as a champion of human rights, after Obama’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Under Obama, America has made itself worse than irrelevant. In country after country, it has become dangerous to be a US ally. The world as a whole is a much more dangerous place as a consequence.

Nothing short of a fundamental transformation of US foreign policy will suffice to begin to repair the damage.

Read the rest – Resetting US foreign policy

CNN to produce Hillary Clinton movie

by Husky Lover ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Progressives at July 30th, 2013 - 8:30 am


The media and popular culture are in full campaign mode for the “Great Mother” Hillary Clinton. NBC is making a mini-series about Hillary. Not to be undone, now CNN is making a Hillary Clinton movie.

CNN Films has tapped documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson to direct a feature-length documentary about former Hillary Clinton, POLITICO has learned.

“CNN is very pleased to be working with Academy-Award winner Charles Ferguson on the film, which will be released in theaters and air on CNN,” Allison Gollust, the network’s senior vice president of communications, told POLITICO on Monday. The release date has yet to be determined.

The film adds yet another installment to the growing list of Hillary-related television projects and books slated for release before the 2016 presidential campaign. But is also presents a potential image problem for CNN’s News division as it covers Clinton in the run up to her highly anticipated bid for the White House.

CNN was called Clinton News Network for a reason.

 (Hat Tip Weasel Zippers via Lobo91)

The Crime Was Far Worse Than The Cover Up.

by Flyovercountry ( 103 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Islamists, Progressives at May 14th, 2013 - 7:00 am

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

For those of you who voted for Barack Obama, I sincerely hope you’re proud of your vote. I hope you find the bag of, “free,” goodies was worth the cost that America can not only ill afford, but also the hidden costs inherent in electing the emotionally broken narcissist produced by a dysfunctional family to our nation’s highest office.

The crime committed by our President is that in two separate instances that we know of so far, Barack Obama put his keen and penetrating mind to the task of performing some political calculus, and determined that it would be better for American citizens to die so that the failures of his policies would go unnoticed just prior to an election. (The other instance of our President performing this calculus and finding murder to be an acceptable part of political expediency was the Fast and Furious scandal. With that little gem of an operation, he decided that a few dead bodies would be useful if they helped him with his gun control legislation.)

While politicians doing bad things in the game of political expediency was not something invented by Barack Obama, he does stand as the first President in our history to make this leap. He is the first President who’s belief that his destiny to fundamentally transform our nation to match his vision gives him license to shirk his duty to protect and defend our Constitution, and actively allow citizens to be killed, so that we might not ever learn that Al Qaeda is not on its heels, and projecting American weakness abroad has indeed wrought a frightful consequent harvest.

In this video, Judge Jeanine Pirro does an excellent job of not only parsing the facts, but in placing the importance and relevance of the accompanying timeline. In short, anyone who still believes that Obama is anything other than a national disgrace is either brain dead, or willfully obtuse. Those who voted for him in 2012 are complicit in his crimes against this country. Those who stayed home or lodged a protest vote are guilty of lesser crimes, but are complicit as well.

The cover up, which included some of the worst lies told to the American Public by any administration during my life time, the arrest, incarceration, and usurpation of a citizen’s first amendment rights, for producing what must be the worst youtube video ever produced, and some of the most egregious witness intimidation ever seen by our 230 year old republic, has not stooped to the level of murder, at least not yet. Make no mistake about it, that was one of the real crimes committed by our President, Barack Obama, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her Director of Central Intelligence, Leon Panetta. I would include an, “et al,” here, but quite frankly, there are just too many of them complicit on this one. This is the stuff angry mobs wielding torches and pitch forks are made of. This is the Obama Administration in its purest form.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

Hillary Clinton leads Rubio and Jeb Bush in Florida for 2016

by Husky Lover ( 3 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Elections 2016, Headlines, Republican Party at March 21st, 2013 - 12:15 pm

If Hillary Clinton decides to run for President, the 2016 election will be over the minute she declares. With OFA backing her plus Bill Clinton and Obama stumping for her, there’s no way any Republican can win in 2016. A new poll shows her leading either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush in the state of Florida.

Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over two favorite sons of Florida in the 2016 presidential race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll on Thursday.

Clinton leads former Gov. Jeb Bush, 51 percent to 40 percent, and tops Sen. Marco Rubio, 52 percent to 41 percent, in the survey of Florida voters.

If Hillary declares, do not be shocked if many prominent Republicans sit it out. She’s practicable invincible and the best bet is to wait until 2020 when an economic crisis and 12 years of Progressive rule will make Americans ready to throw out the Democrats.

US Embassy stormed in Tunis and al-Qaeda flag raised

by Husky Lover ( 187 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Dhimmitude, George W. Bush, Islam, Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Islamists, Jihad, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Mitt Romney, Muslim Brotherhood at September 14th, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Arab Spring which was hailed as a great Democracy movement by the Obama Regime and the Republican Establishment has reared it’s true nature. In the wake of the 9/11 assassination of the US ambassador to Libya, there were more protests again this Friday. Encouraged by apologies from the Obama Regime about a hysterical movie mocking Mohamed as the pedophile he is, there were more protests today. The German Embassy in the Sudan was set on fire.  Even worse, the US Embassy in Tunisia was breached and the Black flag of al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood/Salafists was raised on its ground!

According to CNN, Tunisian protesters have breached the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

They have lowered the American flag from its pole and are raising the black flag of the protestors in its place.

This information was provided to CNN by an eyewitness.

Hundreds of protesters headed to the neighborhood that’s home to U.S. Embassy in Tunisia’s capital earlier on Friday, the eyewitness told CNN.

I wonder what Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Ms. Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, George W. Bush and Condi Rice have to say about this? These clowns supported the whole Middle East Democracy nonsense. Them and our elites in Washington are responsible for this monster now unleashed in that region. If Mitt Romney was smart, he would distance himself from supporting the Arab Spring and say that these nations will be treated as hostile nations.

Thank you Obama. You really did keep your promise of standing by the Muslims. John McCain, you really are scum for giving Obama cover for this. The Wilsonian ideology of Democracy spreading and nation building has failed! The Arab Spring is the rebirth of the Caliphate!

Caption this -OOT!

by Kafir ( 68 Comments › )
Filed under Caption This, Guest Post, Humor, OOT, Open thread at June 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Blogmocracy in Action!
Guest post by: Macker!

Hello folks. Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on The Blogmocracy, and it may yet be another while before I can post again. But when I saw this photo of the Secretary of State, I just couldn’t pass this up:

Have at it…


The Clinton’s secret war against Obama

by Speranza ( 59 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, Mitt Romney at June 12th, 2012 - 8:30 am

It is no secret that the vindictive Clinton’s have never reconciled losing the nomination to the “amateur” (as Bill Clinton referred to him) Barack Obama. It makes perfect sense that Bill Clinton wants Romney to win in November.  If  Obama wins another four years he will be as toxic as George W. Bush was in 2008 (maybe even more so) and no Democrat will stand a chance in 2016. Hillary made a huge mistake taking the position of Secretary of State (in which she has not distinguished herself) and thus tying herself in with Obama. By the way I like that the author finally points out that we have a RNC chairman Reince Priebus who unlike his predecessor Michael  Steele, is up to the job.

by Thomas Lifson

Panic is setting in among the people who ran the Democratic Party prior to the miraculous arrival on the scene of Barack Hussein Obama and the perfect storm of events that propelled him into the White House.

These people, starting with Bill Clinton, the master Democratic politician of our era, can read the tea leaves, and the following factors alarm them:

1. Obama has energized his opposition.  Despite throwing everything they could into the game, the turnout effort in Wisconsin was handily beaten by those Tea Party nobodies and an RNC head who is actually up to the job.

2. Obama has alienated hugely important constituencies.  Labor unions, utterly essentially to the ground game in November, feel betrayed, and are starting to focus more on their own survival than the success of the Obama re-election campaign.  The antiwar left feels betrayed over Gitmo, drones, rendition, domestic surveillance, and a host of other issues.  They turned out in San Francisco picketing his fundraisers, and spoke of not voting.  His Bain Capital attacks are verging into a repudiation of capitalism, so Wall Street and the finance sector are getting alarmed, and the essential flow of political contributions to Democrats from them is drying up.

3. The economy is a disaster, and Obama is doing all the wrong things.  The administration is reduced to making implausible claims of spending moderation based on an internet post.  The public is fed up with Obama’s performance, and his personal popularity is declining and will tank further as he goes increasingly negative on Romney.  Swing voters are almost as negative about Obama as are Romney voters.

4. Obama is out for himself, and himself only.  He has even thrown national security under the bus, allowing the leaking of critical information to the press about intelligence operations and cyber-warfare, and feigning outrage in Friday’s presser over the idea that he would do such a thing.  Never mind what they say publicly; the insiders know that we are at cyber-war with Iran and China, among others, right now.  Following the prosecutorial lynching of Scooter Libby, it is politically impossible to sweep this leak, which actually is causing our allies to shun information-sharing with us, under the rug.  Unlike the Valerie Plame case, people have died, and intelligence operations have been seriously harmed.

5. A wave election is shaping up.  Democrats could be swept out of office in Congress, and on down to statehouses, city halls, and dog pounds.  With the left flank threatening to stay home, union funds and enthusiasm depleted, and Obama offering nothing but negativity, while Tea Partiers mobilize nationally as never before seen on the GOP side, the electorate will skew so far right that the GOP could end up as dominant in 2013 as the Democrats were in 2009.

It’s already leaking into the smarter corners of the media world: Obama is killing the Democratic Party.  The tipping point is here.

This, not coincidence, is why several brainy Democrats, including Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Ed Rendell, and Lanny Davis, have been providing sound bites that can be used by the Romney campaign to destroy the effectiveness of Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney.  The biggest damage has been done by Bill Clinton, whose barrage includes providing the title for the current number-one bestseller about Obama, Ed Klein’s The Amateur, calling Mitt Romney’s business track record at Bain “sterling,” and stating that the Bush tax rates should not be increased, disagreeing with Obama.

Ralph Nader thinks he knows what is going on, and told the Daily Caller‘s Nicholas Ballasy:

He’s laying down the groundwork for Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. Everything she is doing and everything he is doing argues that they want to run Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, so while he might appear with Obama in fundraisers in New York and elsewhere, he’s basically undermining Obama.

My colleague Richard Baehr believes that Bill Clinton actively wants Obama to lose:

Bill Clinton thinks long term. Hillary will run in 2016, I am certain of it. No one loses the bug after one attempt when they came that close. I am guessing that Clinton thinks that if Obama wins this time, it will be tougher in 2016 for Hillary than if Romney wins. If Obama wins, then Hillary has to run at age 69 against a Rubio or a Ryan — somebody young and charismatic. She goes down in flames, especially if economy is still in the tank. 

But if Romney wins, Clinton thinks he will have his hands full, and there is no magic bullet to turn the economy around. He is right.  In fact, all the stuff that could happen January 1st with taxes going up and spending cuts could sink the economy into a big hole for another few years. If Obama loses in November, do you think he cooperates with GOP to avoid this?  I don’t.  If Romney wins, then Hillary runs against him in 2016, after people think GOP did not solve the problems. She wins.

All very logical.  But there are only two problems with this scenario.

1. If the Clintons and their allies, like Ed Rendell and Lanny Davis, are believed by black voters to have sabotaged the re-election of the first black president, blacks will turn with fury on the Clintons.  I do not imagine for a moment that Barack Obama will quietly sit back and take what he sees as abuse from the Clinton gang.  If word is already out that Cory Booker is “dead to” Obama, we can be certain that the president will let his most devoted followers know if he regards the Clintons as traitors, should he lose.  No Democrat can be elected president without an overwhelming share of the black vote.

2. Countless other elected Democrats in Congress and down the ticket stand to lose their offices if discouraged Democrats stay home and a wave election results.  Lobbying prospects would be reduced in tandem with the loss of Democratic officeholders.

The Clinton forces are already warning the rest of the party that the Obama operation is not to be trusted.  Lanny Davis called Obama’s people “vicious”:

You have vicious people who are working for the president – not the president [himself] – who are saying that Corey Booker – one of the great supporters of President Obama’s policies – is ‘dead’ because he’s giving the president good advice, disagreeing with the Kool-Aid drinking people in the campaign who think the way to win the presidency is to trash the other guy rather than to defend your own guy’s record.

[W]hy would they want to create enemies, or depict people as enemies, who are their friends?


Bill Clinton, for all his bonhomie in public, is a bitter man — first for his impeachment, and second for the humiliation he and his partner were dealt by the Obama forces in 2008.  A man prone to purple rages in private, following his heart surgery, he may be taking his revenge slowly, a moderate blood pressure, as it were, smiling when walking back the latest diss.

Until Obama came along, Bill was hopeful that the novelty and wonder of history’s first husband-and-wife team of presidents would overwhelm the shame of his impeachment and lying under oath.  Obama spoiled that, and made Clinton’s sobriquet “first black president” faintly ridiculous.

Whichever way the current campaign goes, with Obama defeated and the party in ruins, or with Obama off the ticket and Hillary triumphantly accepting the nomination for the good of the party and the nation, or so we will be told, Bill Clinton would prefer it to a second Obama term.  And this time, he may get his way.

Read the rest – The Clinton’s war on Obama


by huckfunn ( 15 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Censorship, Crime, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, Free Speech, government, Marxism, Politics, Polls, Progressives, Socialism, Special Report, Unions at May 9th, 2012 - 9:03 am


Polls are turning against the Regime, Obama’s favorability ratings are declining and his policies are failing on all fronts. Yet the Regime seems to be confident of winning the November election. Here’s why.

The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed

“This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.

The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”

Obama’s ace in the hole in stealing the election is Eric Holder’s Department of Just Us which is doing everything it’s power to invalidate Voter Id laws recently passed in 6 states. Despite being a millstone around Obama’s neck, Holder is being kept on the bus in order to deliver the margin of fraud in November.

“Alabama – Alabama’s new photo ID law has a 2014 effective date. Alabama has not yet applied for pre-clearance.

Arizona – 9th Circuit upheld ID requirement of new law; struck requirement that voter prove citizenship.

Mississippi – A Voter ID amendment was approved by voters with a 62 percent margin in 2011. A bill to implement the amendment passed April 10, 2012. Requires preclearance. No word yet from Justice.

South Carolina – DOJ denied pre-clearance for new ID law in December 2011. State filed for reconsideration.

Texas – DOJ denied pre-clearance for new ID law. Texas filed suit with three-judge panel seeking pre-clearance; DOJ asked court to postpone trial.

Wisconsin – State judge ruled Wisconsin’s voter ID law unconstitutional (read the opinion). State will appeal.

The Wisconsin case is an example of independent groups working to sabotage reform efforts. In a suit brought by the League of Women Voters, the NAACP and others, the judge found ID laws “unconstitutional to the extent they serve as a condition for voting at the polls.” This was a bizarre ruling. Wisconsin’s Constitution clearly allows mechanisms to establish voter eligibility.”

The Cloward Piven Strategy

ACORN is the face of vote fraud, but its intellectual foundation is the Cloward Piven Strategy. Sociology professors Richard Cloward (Columbia University) and Frances Fox Piven (CUNY) were founding members of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Cloward died in 2001 but Piven lives on.

In 1966 Cloward and Piven penned an article forThe Nation magazine titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.” They posited that if the poor were organized into street armies to demand all welfare benefits available to them, they could overwhelm and crash the system.

It became known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” and is credited with expanding welfare rolls 151 percent between 1965 and 1974 and bringing New York City to the brink of bankruptcy in 1975.

A Textbook Case: Houston Votes

In July 2010, a newly-formed voter registration group named Houston Votes (HV) announced it intended to register 100,000 Houston, Texas area voters in a few months. Catherine Engelbrecht, Leader of True the Vote (TTV) and King Street Patriots (KSP), was skeptical. Her group checked about 1,000 HV registrations. The number of erroneous registrations submitted by HV andDemocracia—a group targeting unregistered Hispanics—was, she said, “off the charts.”

They brought their results to Harris County Registrar, Leo Vasquez, who reviewed HV registrations. He found that of 25,640 submitted, only 7,193 were “apparently new voters.” On August 24, Vasquez held an unprecedented press conference, announcing:

Evidence shows that the Houston Votes and Texans Together organization is conspiring in a pattern of falsification of government documents, suborning of perjury and a deliberate effort to over-burden our processing system with thousands of duplicate and incomplete voter registration applications.

He raised concerns that HV was, like ACORN, paying employees based on the number of applications they turned in, and cited specific examples of problematic registrations:

3,531   No match for SSN or driver’s license number

1,597   Multiple apps for the same person

1,014   Pre-existing voters

1,030   Incomplete apps

25        Non-citizens

325      Minors

129      Ineligible felons

1,133   No ID

1,323   Filed past deadline

Three days later, a massive warehouse fire destroyed Harris County’s 10,000 voting machines. The fire’s timing bred suspicions, fed almost exclusively by the Left, which sought through innuendo to implicate KSP. A Huffington Post headline two days later was typical: “Possible Arson and the Right’s Texas Voter Suppression Effort.” This theme was repeated ad nauseam in the liberal media echo chamber. The Houston Fire Department later cited “an unspecified electrical short” as the cause, an explanation that satisfied no one.[iv]

HV held a press conference the day of the fire, calling Vasquez’s allegations “reckless and false” and “an apparently coordinated, partisan effort to suppress voter registration and to intimidate citizens into not voting…” They demandedthe Justice Department investigate.

HV dismissed mistakes with the familiar ACORN refrain, blaming a few low-level employees who were fired when errors were discovered. However, Vasquez specifically cited 180 erroneous registrations turned in by Directors Sean Caddle and Neil Hudelson—more errors than usually submitted in total by traditional voter registration drives.

HV boasted their group was “non-partisan” but an attentive blogger quickly proved otherwise. One of the people training volunteers for Houston Votes wasMaria Isabel, an Obama operative made famous by the photo of her office sporting a poster of Che Guevara.

BarackObama.com advertised HV’s “volunteer” deputy training. Participating groups included, Atascocita Texas for ObamaHouston For ObamaHouston Obama Leadership TeamHouston Women For Obama, and other similar groups.

HV Directors Hudelson and Caddle were quickly discovered to be long-time Democratic activists. At last notice they had returned to Caddle’s home state of New Jersey, working for Democratic Jersey City Council-at-Large candidate Sue Mack. She lost.

A little more digging revealed Houston Votes to be part of America Votes, a Soros-funded organization tied to ACORN, SEIU, and a universe of other leftwing groups.

America Votes specifically targeted Texas in its 2010 Redistricting Control Project. With 38 electoral votes, Texas is only exceeded by California’s 55. Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in Texas, not coincidentally home to thesecond largest illegal immigrant population in the U.S.

One quarter of Texans reside in the Houston metropolitan region and there are 25 state house seats in Harris County. Prior to the 2010 elections, Republicans held a slim majority of three seats in the Texas House. Winning in Houston had the potential to flip the House, giving Democrats control over redistricting. They wanted to “turn Texas blue.”

The Advisory Board of HV’s parent organization, Texans Together Education Fund, included a number of prominent left-wing Democrats. One was Grande Dame of Texas politics, Sissy Farenthold, who worked with the radical left Institute for Policy Studies in the 1980s. Another was Democrat Kristi Thibaut, a state legislator trying to hold her District 133 seat. She had worked for ACORN and was under investigation by the Texas Ethics Commission. Yet another was Sue Schechter, running for Harris County Clerk. Not only was HV extremely partisan, but plainly the Texas arm of Soros’s project.

America Votes failed in 2010. Republican control of the Texas state house increased by 44 seats in a nationwide sweep that brought Republican control to statehouses not seen since 1928. America Votes is targeting Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2012.

But the Left still wasn’t finished in Texas. The Texas Democratic Party sued the Harris County Registrar’s office, the Registrar and other employees.

Harris County had settled another suit with the Democrats in 2008 stemming from 67,554 rejected applications, mostly submitted by ACORN. Democrats had charged “voter suppression” then too, over registrations rejected for incomplete or inaccurate information—the kind ACORN excels at.

Because Texas is a preclearance state, redistricting maps must be approved. This year’s maps were challenged in court by Latino groups. This delayed the primary, neutralizing any impact Texas may have had on the Republican presidential primary process.
Voter Intimidation

KSP organized approximately 1,000 poll watchers for the 2010 elections. This outraged the Left, unused to having its inner city monopoly threatened. Texans Together Education Fund sued the King Street Patriots, True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht and her husband. On the first day of early voting, the Texas Democrat Party also filed a suit, a move characterized by KSP’s legal team as a naked effort to intimidate KSP-trained poll watchers.

Throughout the 2010 electoral cycle, the Left hurled accusations of “voter suppression” and “voter intimidation” at Catherine Engelbrecht, TTV, KSP and the volunteer poll watchers they trained. This narrative was promoted uncritically by the local press. Blogger Ann “Babe” Huggett, writing for EmergingCorruption.com, reported:

  • ABC Channel 13 quoted Democrats suing KSP that KSP leaders could see jail time for voter intimidation. ABC’s own video, however, shows otherwise.
  • Channel 26 reporter Isiah Carey asked repeatedly if the King Street Patriots hadn’t created a hostile environment. KSP offered witness testimony that it was “the other side” doing the intimidating.
  • New Black Panther leader, Quanell X, threatened that his men would “protect” people from the TTV-trained poll watchers.
  • Emails from communist Van Jones’ Color of Change circulated through liberal circles, charging poll-watcher voter intimidation.
  • Local radio station Magic 102.1 FM repeated bogus charges about assaults on black voters… including spitting and physical assault… on black grandmothers.

But it was actually poll judges, poll workers and Quanell X’s Houston Black Panther group, who did much of the intimidating. Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray disclosed after an investigation that Harris County poll workers and election judges had committed the violations blamed on KSP. He was silent on the Panthers.

Poll Watchers submitted 763 incident reports, detailing over 3,000 violations, to Harris County. These included intimidation, harassment and illegal voter assistance conducted by poll judges and workers. To date there has been no response from the County. Three poll watchers were willing to be identified by name and spoke to reporters at a KSP press conference. KSP invited the Justice Department to witness what was happening. Justice never responded.

Independent of KSP, poll judge Carmen Cuneo gave compelling video testimonyabout how the chief judge had her removed and threatened with arrest after she confronted Quanell X about his group’s activities at the poll.

True the Vote and the Wisconsin Recall

Union groups used the swarming method earlier this year in a recall petition of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. They reportedly submitted one million petitions, needing only 540,208. The Democrat-controlled Government Accountability Board (GAB), responsible for verifying petitions, flatly refused to do so.

In an astonishing, heroic effort, True the Vote joined an effort called Verify the Recall and developed a method to verify recall petitions online. They built a nationwide network of 14,000 volunteers almost overnight, who checked 92 percent of the petitions in 22 days. The findings were stunning:

819,233 records (not 1 million)

534,685 verified legitimate (65 percent)

In addition to numerous bogus “Donald Duck” petitions, signers included:

  • 29 Wisconsin judges—one who later issued a restraining order against Walker’s Voter ID law.
  • A deputy DA, 19 attorneys and dozens of other DA employees. Some had been working on a heavily criticized “secret” John Doe investigation of Governor Walker at the time.
  • 25 Gannett News journalists
  • Several members of WTMJ-4 news staff
  • School board members
  • Four University of Wisconsin regents and the university’s chief spokesman.
  • A Democratic activist charged with seven felony ID theft counts and two of felony vote fraud. He signed up family members and neighbors, including a deceased man, without their knowledge or consent.

The GAB refused to consider VTR’s work and certified 900,000 petitions, but it was clear that Walker opponents had committed extensive vote fraud. The fraud would have gone undetected if not for the work of TTV.”

National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote bill seeks to effectively abolish the Electoral College by enacting state laws that give all electors from those states that have passed the bill to the winner of the national popular vote. Direct elections would become universal when enough state legislatures have passed legislation to make up a majority of the electoral vote (270 of 538). Eight states and the District of Columbus, totaling 132 electoral votes, have passed NPV laws. The Electoral College was created to ensure that less populous states would not be overlooked in presidential elections. If successful, this effort will make vast swaths of our nation completely irrelevant to presidential candidates, as they would then focus all their efforts on large population centers.

Felon Voting

Project Vote disingenuously argues that rights should be restored to formerfelons. Almost every state has provisions to restore voting rights to former felons. ProCon.org claims about 5.2 million felons are “disenfranchised.” But only current prisoners have no recourse—about 1.4 million. They exaggerate the problem for unclear reasons. The “wise Latina,” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,favors felon voting.

Same Day Voting

Same-day voter registration in Ohio led to ACORN’s permanent expulsion from that state. Then-Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, an alumna of George Soros’s Secretary of State Project (see below), announced a “Golden Week” for same day registration and voting. ACORN submitted thousands of bogus registrations, including the notorious case where one man was paid to register 73 times.

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold proposed a nationwide same-day voting law in 2009, but his state’s experience with it has been disastrous. An investigation into the 2004 elections by the Milwaukee Police concluded the only way to prevent widespread fraud is to discontinue same-day voting. A 2011 study found errors in one-third of same-day voter registrations in Milwaukee County.

Nine states currently have same day voting laws.

Hat tip… Breitbart TV

Obama’s New Campaign Slogan “Forward” Has Long Ties to Marxism and Socialism

by huckfunn ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, government, Headlines, Marxism, Politics, Progressives, Socialism at May 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am

It should come as no surprise that the new Obama campaign slogan “Forward” has roots in Marxism and Socialism.

There have been at least two radical-left publications named “Vorwaerts” (the German word for “Forward”). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany’s SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.

East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet” (though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”).

Read the Washington Times article here.