Tag Archive: Re-election


Devastating Benghazi Timeline Reveals Obama MIA

 

 

 

 

” Release of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Benghazi timeline comes as a new Senate report published Wednesday concluded that “the attacks were preventable.”

  As the GAI timeline reveals, Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing for the five consecutive days leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.”

 

Breitbart has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, Obama Deliberately Stalled Controversial Regs Prior To 2012 Election

 

 

Washington Post Obama Regulatory Delay 2012

 

” Prior to the 2012 election there were claims that the Obama administration was concealing its intentions by deliberately not moving proposed regulations forward so as to avoid campaign controversy.

  Needless to say, the Obama campaign denied the charges then and now.

  We reported on how delay of regulations damaged the rollout of Obamacare, Re-election 2012: HHS went quiet on Obamacare regs leading to healthcare.gov tech failure

  The Washington Post reports on how organized the concealment and delay effort was, White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy:

  The White House systematically delayed enacting a series of rules on the environment, worker safety and health care to prevent them from becoming points of contention before the 2012 election, according to documents and interviews with current and former administration officials.”

 

 Legal Insurrection Has The Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scandals May No Longer End Political Careers

 

 

” Sex. Drugs. Cheating on a spouse.

Those words used to add up to shame. Put them in the same sentence as a politician’s name, and they ended careers.

Not anymore. The latest batch of unlikely back-from-the-swamp hopefuls are Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. Weiner resigned his New York City congressional seat two years ago after revelations that he’d tweeted a sexually suggestive picture of himself to a woman who was following him on Twitter. Spitzer left the state’s governorship in 2008 after reports surfaced that federal investigators had tagged him as “Client 9,” soliciting high-end prostitutes.

Each now has a decent shot at a big prize, Weiner New York’s Democratic mayoral nomination, Spitzer the city’s comptroller job. Spitzer led his closest rival by 9 percentage points in a Wall Street Journal-NBC 4-Marist poll released Thursday.

They join the growing roster of comebacks, or at least serious attempts, by scandal-tarred politicians:”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Obvious Student Aid Is Driven By Politics. But Not This Obvious

 

 

 

 

Federal aid for college students, it’s really no secret, is driven by what works politically, not what’s best for students. While logic and evidence strongly suggest that aid mainly enables colleges to raise their prices at breakneck speeds, politicians talk nonstop about aid making college “affordable.” Financial reality simply does not trump appearing to “care.” But on Friday, the Obama administration appears poised to take aid exploitation to a new level.”

 

   If you thought student aid was about students you’d be mistaken . As with all that DC does it’s about aiding politicians , not constituents. Silly taxpayer , aid is for pols …

 

” At this point, you’d think the President would be negotiating, not grandstanding. But then you wouldn’t understand federal student aid (or, really, almost anything government does). It is first and foremost about politicians – who are normal, self-interested people – getting what they need: political support, not sane college prices. And you get a lot of that support by appearing to want to “help people” more than the other guys.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Duncan Slams Hillary Clinton: “You let the consulate become a death trap”

MORE ON THE TIMING OF PETRAEUS’S RESIGNATION

Wow , what an operator … In one fell swoop Obama nailed 3 , nay , 4 birds with one stone. How , You ask  ? Well think about it for a minute. 

1) He kept the lid on a serious embarrassment to preserve his re-election efforts .

2) He has forced out of office a central player in any Benghazi investigation and with that , denied the General access to pertinent records.

(A caveat : We here are not lawyers and do not know whether General Patraeus poses a greater threat to the Obama administration before congressional investigators as a government employee or as a private citizen . Perhaps a reader could enlighten us on that point .)

  3) He destroyed any possibility of a future run for the presidency by General Patraeus and in the process deprived the Republicans ( presumably) of the prestige afforded the General by an appreciative nation .

   On further reflection we see a possible 4th bird … Might the good General’s reputation be so badly damaged by these sordid revelations that it tarnished once and for all anything the man might choose to do or say … Such as congressional testimony ?

   Why not a quiet , ” I want to spend more time with my family” retirement ? Administrations quietly change personnel all the time , so why the public humiliation ?

   On it’s face , one would think that any administration would be interested in limiting the drama in the personnel changes out of a desire to avoid taint by association .Therefore , knowing this administration , that would lead one to surmise that the administration sees something to be gained by the very public destruction of two accomplished American families .

  On generating the graphics for this post we were reminded of a very pertinent fact … Read the top of the FBI seal below … Yes that’s right …The FBI is a part of the “Justice” Department . Ponder that as you recall which knave is in charge over there .

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FBI agents on the case were aware
that such a decision had been made
to hold off on forcing him out until
after the election and were.outraged.

“The decision was made to delay the
resignation apparently to avoid
potential embarrassment to the
president before the election,” an
FBI source says. “To leave him in
such a sensitive position where he
was vulnerable to potential
blackmail for months compromised
our security and is inexcusable.” “

P**** = Politics

Obama , Dronemaster 

 

 

 

 

  “The same person who attacked my home has gotten re-elected,” he told Reuters in the capital, Islamabad, where he fled after the attack on his village in South Waziristan, one of several ethnic Pashtun tribal areas on the Afghan border.

“Since yesterday, the pressure on my brain has increased. I remember all of the pain again.”

 

   In his re-election campaign, Obama gave no indication he would halt or alter the drone program, which he embraced in his first term to kill al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan without risking American lives.

Drone strikes are highly unpopular among many Pakistanis, who consider them a violation of sovereignty that cause unacceptable civilian casualties.

“Whenever he has a chance, Obama will bite Muslims like a snake. Look at how many people he has killed with drone attacks,” said Haji Abdul Jabar, whose 23-year-old son was killed in such a bombing.

 

   Analysts say anger over the unmanned aircraft may have helped the Taliban gain recruits, complicating efforts to stabilize the unruly border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. That could also hinder Obama’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

 

   Obama authorized nearly 300 drone strikes in Pakistan during his first four years in office, more than six times the number during the administration of George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation policy institute.

 

   Since 2004, a total of 337 U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed between 1,908 and 3,225 people.”

” Taxpayer-funded youth outreach: 435 visits by Obama admin to campuses since 2011 “

  “President Obama and his administration officials have made 435 taxpayer-funded visits to college campuses or other events targeting students since March 2011 , including 166 trips to
battleground states, a new study shows. “The travel is not tied to trying to pass a specific piece of legislation,” Paul Conway, president of the influential youth group, Generation Opportunity, told The Washington Examiner. “It’s all travel specifically targeted to a
demographic. And when you think about how important a role young voters play in [Obama’s] coalition, then it’s not just by happenstance.” “

FUNNY AND FRIGHTENING PICS ON THE OBAMA 2012 CAMPAIGN SITE

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  “Is it me, or does this gentleman look like he’s being forced against his will to hold that sign by an off-camera gunman? Seriously, I’ve seen more enthusiastic-looking black people at Wallace ’68 campaign stops.”

Lots more at the link . Enjoy

less than 2 percent of all federal spending

That’s some investment Barack .

” which includes not just spending on highways, but subsidies for Amtrak and Obama’s high-speed rail plans as well. ”

   It’s even less significant when you consider that it includes underwriting that perennial money loser Amtrak AND Obama’s pipedream highspeed to nowhere rail plans .

   Yes our Dear Leader has a fine grasp of economics and job creation .

Shhh, don’t tell your employees their jobs are in danger .

   ” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans pointed to guidance
issued Monday by the Department of Labor that said it would be “INAPPROPRIATE” for defense
firms to issue layoff notices to employees before
the election due to the pending cuts.

“The president doesn’t want people reading about pink slips in the weeks before his election, so the White House is telling people to keep the effects of these cuts secret — ‘Don’t tell anybody,’ he says, ‘keep it a secret’ — until, of course, after the election,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday. ”

  This is how the dems look after the working man . Don’t give them any warning that their job is on the line til after they vote .

  Open and honest my ass ..

  ” Lockheed Martin CEO Bob Stevens pressed the issue last month when he threatened to issue
layoff notices to all 123,000 of his employees on the Friday before the election due to a provision in U.S. labor law requiring large employers to notify employees 60 days in advance of layoffs caused by a foreseeable event.

   Trade groups have claimed 1 million defense jobs could be at risk from the pending cuts, which are known as sequestration and were triggered by the failure of a supercommittee of lawmakers to reach a debt deal last year. “

Moe Lane

  ” It’s funny.

   Squint, and you can see where the
Obama administration has messed up its national security leak problem to the point where Democratic Senator Dianne
Feinstein (up for re-election, by the
way) feels the need to criticize said
administration for its feckless, juvenile, and callous disregard for proper security and the need to put the country above petty partisan
advantage*. “

  Is panic setting in ?  Jennifer Rubin seems to thinks so .

“Why has the Obama team been publicly wailing about losing out to Mitt Romney in the money race? Why would the president accuse his opponent of not merely being wrong or unqualified but criminal ? After all, the polls are tied, so why so much worry in Obamaland? “

Statism Is On the March

And if you doubt it , read on . There is an alarming increase in the demand of governments small and large , western and not to censor the information available on the web . This mushrooming desire to hide the actions of said governments from the public eye , especially in this day and age of bailouts , Solyndras and Drone hit lists should give us all pause . 

    The time for vigilance is now . As we have seen in the recent attempts by governments to pass SOPA and other information power grabs , the governments of the world no matter their political persuasion , have one universal idea in mind … that of the subjugation of the unwashed . Our Dear Leaders understand only too well what a free and unfettered exchange of information and ideas from the citizenry will do to their way of life . 

 

(CNN) — “Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a “transparency report” released by Google.”

 

We here in America have this to contemplate from the ” most honest , ethical and open ” administration .

 

   “In the last half of 2011, U.S. agencies asked Google to remove 6,192 individual pieces of content from its search results, blog posts or archives of online videos, according to the report. That’s up 718% compared with the 757 such items that U.S. agencies asked Google to remove in the six months prior.”

 

   A cynic might think that they had something to hide at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave . Couldn’t have anything to do with a certain upcoming election , we’re sure. 

So even his own leftwing professor sees the nightmare that is the Obama administration . What does that say ? He succeeded in teaching Obama about “Reinventing Democracy” now didn’t he ? 

  ” Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, who taught President Barack Obama classes such as Jurisprudence and Reinventing Democracy, said last month in a little-publicized video that his former student has betrayed liberals and should lose the presidency in November.

“President Obama must be defeated in the coming election,” Unger said in a sit-down video posted to his YouTube account in May, which also attacked the Republican party.

“If [The Republicans] had their way, inequality would be even greater than it is now,” Unger said, before acknowledging that a Romney win would lead to some undesirable “judicial and administrative appointments.”

But those costs, to Unger, pale in comparison to the risks of an Obama second term.”

Weasel Words from weasels

Jennifer Rubin

“President Obama says the White House did not “purposely” leak classified information. But the information at issue could only have originated with those closest to the president. On “ABC This Week,” you could spot one big giant loophole hanging over the president’s denial in this exchange between David Axelrod and George Stephanopoulos:”

    First it was ” did not ” and now it is ” did not purposely ” . This is the kind of semantics and prevarication you get when the administration is made up of lawyers . Licensed BULLSHITTERS is all they are . 

Shocked … Shocked , I Say

Ed at Hot Air  

 “Looks like Barack Obama’s statement on the private sector doing “fine” wasn’t the only booby trap from his press conference yesterday.  Asked during the morning event about the series of leaks from his administration and their oh-so-coincidentally complimentary view of his own leadership, Obama pronounced himself offended by the insinuation that his team would leak sensitive information in an election year to save their jobs:”

The leaks start stop here

As reported here , here , here and here this administration leaks like a sieve and continually risks the lives of assets and national security to bolster it’s re-election efforts , while all retreat to an attitude of high dudgeon that anyone could suspect them of such chicanery . LOL 

Washington Times : Obama , Leaker in Chief

  “President Obama takes umbrage at the idea that a spate of leaks of highly classified national-security information is somehow purposefully intended to bolster his leadership credentials. His resistance to an independent investigation will only make things worse for him. The Obama White House is leaking like a sieve. Trying to cover it up will only make the scandal bigger.

On Friday, Mr. Obama took the charges of selective leaks head-on: “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.” His protestations carry little credibility. On the previous day, the White House rejected a bipartisan call by leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees to appoint a special counsel to investigate the leaks.”

Larry Elder at Townhall

“President Barack Obama’s re-election turns on his ability to convince voters that 1) Obama inherited a “Great Recession,” 2) every “independent” economist supported the “stimulus,” 3) “bipartisan” economists agree that Obama’s stimulus worked, and 4) as actor Morgan Freeman puts it, racist Republicans say, “Screw the country … we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here” — nothing to do with deeply held policy differences.”

Here’s to hoping the snake oil salesman has lost his touch and the kool-aid is about gone .

   Fool me once …. Shame on you …. Fool me twice …. Shame on …. US

   “Obama’s Stolen Valor”

   ” It may or may not be a coincidence that film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have an October 2012 release date for a movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
 
   There is little doubt, however, that the Obama campaign will use it to remind voters that the perpetrator of 9/11 died on Barack Obama’s watch. Those who oppose this self-serving exploitation of the valor of our Navy SEALs can turn it against the Obama campaign with a short and simple response “Obama’s Stolen Valor.” It is in fact short enough to fit on a bumper sticker. ”

Read the whole piece . It is very revealing .

Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama’s 2008 campaign haven’t re-upped this year.

Breaks my heart … 

“In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics.

That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 — the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission — through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.”

Droning On …. And On

  I don’t know what to make of this . I’ve never heard of the site before and have no time at present to investigate but it certainly makes for an interesting read . See what you think . Of course , beware , perhaps visiting the link will get you on the White House “Kill” list .

  “WHI:  Right – now ask yourself this…why is a president so consumed by this one little part of the job?  Now that may sound…I don’t mean to dismiss the taking of human life as a little part of the job…but hell…fact is…I don’t know of a president who has ever taken such…personal interest…I’m gonna come right out and call it pleasure, ok?  Barack Obama takes personal pleasure in using those drones.  Now why is that?  ‘Cause that kind of obsession – that ain’t normal.  He’s a lazy slob of a president – but that damn drone program has his full attention.  He love’s the sh-t outta those godd—mn drones.  He spends hours watching television, or flying around giving another speech – but he don’t miss one of those kill meetings.

So ask yourself – WHY?  And I’ll tell ya that once you figure out that, then you see the big picture.  You see what’s going on here – you see the payoff.  You see how odd things he’s said in the past…how they now make a hell of a lot more sense now.  You see what a second Obama term really means for us.  You see why the military is getting more and more nervous about this guy…you see why it’s got somebody like the Old Man so upset and so damn afraid.  You have…just like I did…you have your own John 9:30 moment.

(Pause)

…Obama loves them drones.  He has made them a personal priority above all else.”