Inhofe lays long list of nation’s ills at Obama’s feet

Inhofe lays long list of nation’s ills at Obama’s feet

by: RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BROKEN ARROW — President  Barack Obama alone is  to blame for the nation’s budget  deficit – and just about  everything else, U.S. Sen. Jim  Inhofe told the Broken Arrow  Chamber of Commerce  on Tuesday.

“We now have a president,  and I don’t mean this disrespectfully,  who is destroying  these very institutions that  made America great,” Inhofe,  R-Okla., said.

Inhofe went on to say the  Obama administration has “disarmed America,” is solely  responsible for the federal  budget deficit, mostly  responsible for the nation’s  dependence on imported oil  and suffocating business with  regulations.

He also said Obama engineered  the House Republicans’ ban on earmarks in  order to give himself more  control of the budget.

“When they came along  with this moratorium, you  have to let the president run  everything,” Inhofe said. “They conceded that authority  to the president of the  United States, so that’s why  the president was behind the  whole earmark thing.”

Inhofe said the earmark  ban allowed the administration  to block a new $10 million  control tower scheduled  for Tinker Air Force Base.

He said military spending,  as a share of gross domestic  product, has declined during  the Obama administration  and criticized unflattering  descriptions of the prison  at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,  where terror suspects are  held, saying, “You know the  biggest problem for prisoners  when they get to Gitmo?  Obesity.”

Inhofe said the idea that  prisoners have been tortured  there was invented by Obama  and others “to make you think  something bad is happening  in America — the same thing  he does and others do when  they go around talking about  how bad America is.”

Inhofe said the deficit is  Obama’s fault because “it’s  the president’s budget. Period.  That’s the end of it.”

He said the recent debtlimit  agreement is a sham  that does little or nothing to  reduce overall spending.  One solution, he continued,  would be to repeal the  health-care reform law,  which he said is an example  of “social engineering” designed  to make Americans  more dependent on the federal  government.

Inhofe also cited extended  unemployment benefits,  saying he saw no reason for  them in Oklahoma because  the state has “virtually full  employment.”

Inhofe laid out a long list  of regulatory steps he said  would cost taxpayers and  employers billions of dollars  in taxes and lost productivity,  and said the country could  be “totally independent from  the Middle East in a matter  of weeks, not years,” if the  administration allowed unfettered  oil and gas development  on public lands.

Noting that he will not be  up for re-election until 2014,  Inhofe said, “Don’t misunderstand,  (nothing) I’m saying  now is for political purposes.”

Rick Perry a ‘mensch’

Rick Perry a ‘mensch’

Rosslyn Smith

Last week we heard Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss
predict that Rick Perry would be the next
president
.
This week country rock cult musician and writer Kinky Friedman
came
out for Perry.

A self described Democrat,  Friedman came in fourth in a six man race when he ran
against Perry as an independent in the 2006 Texas gubernatorial
election,

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to
be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry’s hair. Yet, simply
put, Rick Perry and I are incapable of resisting each other’s charm. He is not
only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums
with ZZ Top. A guy like that can’t be all bad. When I ran for governor of Texas
as an independent in 2006, the Crips and the Bloods ganged up on me. When I
lost, I drove off in a 1937 Snit, refusing to concede to Perry. Three days later
Rick called to give me a gracious little pep talk, effectively talking me down
from jumping off the bridge of my nose. Very few others were calling at that
time, by the way. Such is the nature of winning and losing and politicians and
life. You might call what Rick did an act of random kindness. Yet in my mind it
made him more than a politician, more than a musician; it made him a
mensch.

These days, of course, I would support Charlie Sheen
over Obama. Obama has done for the economy what pantyhose did for foreplay.
Obama has been perpetually behind the curve. If the issue of the day is jobs and
the economy, Rick Perry is certainly the nuts-and-bolts kind of guy you want in
there.

NO BUDGET CRUNCH FOR MICHELLE OBAMA!

NO BUDGET CRUNCH FOR MICHELLE OBAMA!

Published on: August 24, 2011
By NATIONAL ENQUIRER staff
Photography by: Getty Images News

White House source: “IT’s DISGUSTING!” as MICHELLE OBAMA blows a whopping $10 million in taxpayer money on ritzy vacations, THE ENQUIRER reports!

With most Americans struggling to make ends meet, first lady Michelle Obama has blown a whopping $10 MILLION in taxpayer money on ritzy vacations in the past year alone!
“It’s disgusting!” a top White House source told The ENQUIRER.
“Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while most hardwork­ing Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.
“When it’s all add­ed up, she’s spent more than $10 million in tax­payer money on her vacations!”
White House sources claim President Barack Obama is “absolutely furious” at his wife’s luxuri­ous, leisure lifestyle but can’t curb her “out-of-control” spending, which in­cludes wild s h o p p i n g sprees, costly massages and her expensive taste in booze.
The Obamas pay for some of Michelle’s personal expenses and travel, but according to a report on the website whitehousedossier.com, “the amount is dwarfed by the over­all cost to the public.”
In August 2010, Michelle and her entourage spent five days at a pricey golf resort in Spain.
The tax­payers’ tab for transportation and security totaled $375,000, prompt­ing one columnist to blast her as a “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for vacationing while the American economy hemorrhaged jobs.
“The vacations are totally Mi­chelle’s idea.She’s like a junkie.
“She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hard-working Americans.”

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

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The Obamas’ summer break on Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.

Expensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured yesterday in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public money on vacationsExpensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured yesterday in Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public money on vacations

Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

 

The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her  privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely  afford a week or two off work.

‘When it’s all added up, she’s spent more than $10million in taxpayers’ money on her vacations.’

His and her jets: The President and his wife, who are spending nine days on Martha's Vineyard, have come under fire for travelling on separate planesHis and her jets: The President and his wife, who are spending nine days on Martha’s Vineyard, have come under fire for travelling on separate planes

The First Lady is believed to have  taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving  costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an  estimated $50,000 a week.

The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking  expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf  vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.

‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she  lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking  Americans.’

The Obama administration was forced to pull a warning about racism in Spain - just as the First Lady arrived in the country for a summer holidayTravelling in style: Mrs Obama during her $375,000 trip to Spain last year

A bevy of bodyguards surrounds the U.S. First Lady and eldest daughter as they take a stroll on the Costa del Sol

High security: Bodyguards surround the First Lady and youngest daughter Sasha as they take a stroll on the Costa del Sol

While the  President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from  their own pocket, the website whitehousedossier.com says that the amount paid by the couple is ‘dwarfed by the overall cost to the public’.

The magazine also reported that Mrs Obama, whose fashion choices are widely followed, had been going on ‘wild shopping sprees’, much to the  distress of her husband, who, its sources reveal, is ‘absolutely  furious’ at his wife’s ‘out-of-control spending’.

The President has already come under fire this week over his decision to take a family vacation while millions of Americans are out of work and countless more are financially strapped.

Chilled: The President enjoys an ice cream with his daughters as he relaxes on his Christmas holiday in HawaiiLuxury break: The President and his family, pictured in December, splashed out more than $1.5million on a Christmas holiday in Hawaii

Tranquil: A Coast Guard patrol dingy rides up the canal near the house in Kailua where President Obama is staying ‘Winter White House’: The property in Kailua cost $38,000 to rent

But the situation sparked further anger after he and his wife elected to fly separately to the Massachusetts retreat – despite travelling on the same day.

Mr Obama left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air  Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One – along with First Dog  Bo.

After landing at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, he then took a final helicopter to his holiday destination to complete the remarkable 500-mile journey.

His wife and daughters, who arrived just four hours earlier, were also travelling from Washington, but took a specially designed military aircraft.

They would also have had their own motorcade from the airport to the vacation residence.

FIRST LADY OF LUXURY TRAVEL: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OBAMAS’ LAVISH GETAWAYS OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS

GIRLS’ TRIP TO SPAIN: AUGUST 2010

The exact cost is unclear as Mrs Obama and her 40 friends footed many personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.

But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the First Lady’s 68-strong security detail, personal staff, and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.

Per diems for the secret service team runs at around $281 each – nearly $98,000 for the length of the summer break.

Use of Air Force Two, the Air Force version of a 757, comes in at $149,900 for the round trip. This does not include time on the ground.

Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there are an unknown amount and might cost considerably more per day, should also be taken into account.

CHRISTMAS BREAK IN HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010

According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the $1.5m trip included:

  • $63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President.
  • $1,000,000 on Mr Obama’s return trip from Washington on Air Force One.
  • $38,000 for the ‘Winter White House’ beach property rental.
  • $16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals.
  • $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel.
  • $251,000 in police overtime.
  • $10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times

SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011

Mrs Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for  multi-bedroom suites.

The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.

They were escorted to the resort by a motorcade of about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers

SUMMER HOLIDAY ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011

The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family are currently staying, rents for about $50,000 a week.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard is required to keep ships floating near the property, the presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.

News column: Obama a ‘living and breathing nightmare’

 

News column: Obama a ‘living and breathing nightmare’

 

‘Leading the American empire – and rest of the world with it – into a dark  abyss’


Posted: August 23, 2011
6:30 pm Eastern

© 2011 WND

 

An Israeli news columnist is scorching Barack Obama as possibly  the worst U.S. president in history, calling him “a living and breathing  nightmare.”

 

Yigal  Walt of Ynetnews says Obama “is solidifying his status as the worst  president in American history. The leader who promised us a bright  future of peace and fraternity is leading the American empire – and the rest of  the world with it – into a dark abyss.”

“Ever since he settled into the Oval Office, Obama has been hopping from one  disaster to the next, making every possible mistake, boosting enemies and  disregarding allies while ruining everything he touches in the process,” Walt  writes.

“The  Return of the Great Depression” warns everyone “it is not over. It has only  begun” …

He says Obama was silent when the masses hit Iran’s street and threatened to  topple the ayatollah’s regime.

“Why should he support a struggle waged by freedom-hungry citizens against a  radical Islamic dictatorship and chronic human rights violator? And so, a rare  opportunity to change the face of a state that today constitutes the gravest  threat to world and regional peace slipped away.”

 

Instead, Walt says, Obama buddied up to Syrian President Bashar Assad and  remained silent, again, when Assad started butchering his own people.

“For the time being, Obama keeps muttering, Assad keeps murdering, and the  world keeps watching and doing nothing,” Walt writes.

Obama is also criticized for allegedly eroding NATO in the effort to oust  Libya’s Muammar Gadhafi.

“And so, the once-intimidating NATO alliance found itself entangled above  Libya’s deserts for long months in a ‘battle of giants’ against a state whose  army is sometimes reminiscent of a Jenin street gang from a decade ago,” says  Walt. “Now, with Gadhafi’s rule finally drawing to an end, the president kindly  took time off from his vacation to festively declare that the future is  in the Libyan people’s hands – while local tribes are preparing for the imminent  bloodshed and al-Qaida is reinforcing its hold on the country.”

Walt’s blistering attack on Obama concludes with a fondness communicated for  Obama’s predecessor.

“The ongoing disaster called Obama may prompt some of us to apologize to  another American president, one George W. Bush,” Walt writes. “He was called  stupid, incoherent and naive; he was said to understand nothing and know nothing – yet now it turns out that the cowboy  from Texas had a much better grasp on reality than his many critics. Even if his  motives were at times as naive as Obama’s, the former president combined them  with an iron fist, immense determination and admirable loyalty to his allies.

“Yet Bush is already a distant dream, while Obama is a living and breathing  nightmare. Now all that’s left is to wait and see whether America’s citizens  will be able to remove him from the White House before he destroys everything.”

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Why Obama Can’t Lead

Why Obama Can’t Lead

By Michael
Bargo Jr.

President Obama’s inability to be decisive and inept
leadership stem not from his lack of executive experience, but from his
grounding in a specific political culture, the one he sought out in Chicago.
His entry and indoctrination into the political culture of black leadership
there have not prepared him for a positive role as chief executive
officer.

Since the late 1800s black churches in Chicago have
been the center of black politics [i].
Early in the 1930s the “Black Machine” of Chicago was established as a subgroup
of the white political machine [ii].
Because of the prominence of Mayor Daley I in the national political scene,
Chicago’s ability to create political leaders has meant that the Windy City
became a gateway to national politics for black leaders [iii].
This is why Jesse Jackson moved to Chicago.  Barack Obama, born in Hawaii,
raised in Indonesia, educated in the Northeast, went to Chicago to begin his
political career.

For 22 years he attended the church services led by
Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  African-Americans who attended his and other black
liberation theology church services in Chicago are taught that their options are
limited by the “other,” and this other is white society.  Personal choice is not
the route to success; choices are limited by the overwhelmingly oppressive power
of dominant white America.  America is not, for Rev. Wright’s paradigm, a land
of opportunity, but instead a land of oppression.

In this political culture, the black political leader
does not encourage his people to move forward, but rather convinces them that
they cannot move forward.  Whatever choices they make, their future is
determined not by personal choice, but by the restrictive confines of white
society.  This is why actor-comedian Bill Cosby is viciously attacked when he
suggests that African-Americans take responsibility for their own choices.  His
comments are perceived as an existential threat to the politics of black
liberation and the entire political belief system that keeps the black political
elites in power.

President Obama is constrained by the political
paradigm of black leadership, since for him to be in control of the government
would mean to betray his people.  He would become the establishment “outsider”
and he cannot do that.  It would require the abandonment of his core beliefs.
This is why he constantly blames former President Bush for the constraints that
he still feels are holding him back.  He is not in control; society and the
world at large are.  He blames the tsunami and Arab Spring for his economic
failures.  He leaves it to others (such as Senate leader Reid in the debt
negotiations) to work out the details.  The black political leader’s handbook
does not have a chapter on “owning” decisions.

His strategy is to highlight and blame the political
context of his predicament, rather than make and own decisions.  He cannot own
his decisions since in his view, and the view of black politicians, only white
society controls the process of decision-making.  These decisions are by nature
oppressive.  There is no accommodation in black liberation rhetoric for “good”
white establishment decisions.  Obama then faces two constraints: he cannot
personally become part of the oppressive establishment, and secondly, cannot
engage in establishment decision-making.  Whether he is consciously aware of
these constraints, and chooses to go along with them, or is unaware of these
constraints he imposes upon himself, does not matter.  The effect is the
same.

While in reality President Obama is the most powerful
man in the world, his Chicago-forged sense of identity as a black political
leader restricts him to complaining about why he can’t effect meaningful change
because of others, the excuse-du-jour now being the GOP House.

President Obama is not limited by the Republican
Congress, or the decisions of past presidents, or the state of the economy; he
is limited by his perceptions of what a black politician can and cannot do.
Because black political thinking indoctrinates even its proponents into thinking
that they are not responsible for their choices, that their futures are
determined by white society, Barack Obama is either incapable of making
decisions (because he never felt able to make them), or cannot betray the
political paradigm of black leadership.  Either way, the result is a lack of
engagement in the decision making process.

 


References

 

An Autobiography of Black Politics. Dempsey
J. Travis, Chicago, Urban Research           Press, 1987.

Negro Politics: The Search for Leadership.
James Q. Wilson. NY: The Free Press, 1960.

Notes

[i]
An Autobiography of Black Politics. p. 35.

[ii]
Negro Politics, p. 49.

[iii]
Id. p. 129.

WH: Biden finds China one-child policy ‘repugnant’

WH: Biden finds China one-child policy ‘repugnant’

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The White House today addressed Vice President Biden’s controversial comments concerning China’s one-child policy.

From a spokesman:

“The Obama Administration strongly opposes all aspects of China’s coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization.”

The spokesman added that Biden found the policy ‘repugnant’ and was trying to point out to the Chinese that the one-child policy was economically unsustainable.

GOP presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney together with Speaker of the House John Boehner previously issued statements criticizing the Vice-President remarks.

Jon Huntsman also released a statement prior to the Vice President’s remarks:

“As an adoptive father, whose daughter was abandoned by her parents in China, Gov. Huntsman is intimately familiar with the impact of China’s ‘one-child’ policy. As someone who is firmly pro-life, he feels the policy runs counter to the fundamental value of human life and is heartbroken by the destructive nature of the policy that has cost millions of lives.”

Obama’s Alias,Harrison J. Bounel,Disappears from the Internet

Jerome R. Corsi,WND.com

WASHINGTON – “Harrison
J. Bounel,”an alias identified for Barack Obama by debt collection and skip
trace expert Albert Hendershot
,currently is being scrubbed from professional
databases,the investigator reports.

“I believe Obama supporters are trying to eliminate any and
all evidence of Obama’s shady past from all public databases,”Hendershot told
WND. “It’s the only explanation for why the alias ‘Harrison J. Bounel’has
dropped from sight in database searches on public records done for Obama’s
Social Security number
and home address in
Chicago.”

Hendershot documented his analysis in a report written for WND that can be
read in its entirety here.

As seen in Exhibit 1,Hendershot has put together a chart that documents how
he first found the Harrison J. Bounel name appearing in databases he was using
to search
properties in Chicago
,and how he has worked
with WND to make a series of previously unknown disclosures about the Obama home
in Chicago’s upscale Kenwood neighborhood at 5046 S. Greenwood Avenue.


Exhibit 1,Chart documenting discovery and disappearance of Obama
alias from databases

As Exhibit 1 points out,following the discovery last March that the alias
“Harrison J. Bounel”associated with Barack Obama’s Social Security number and
with his Hyde Park mansion,Hendershot published his research in
May,on his
Internet website.

White House pays Google to push Obamacare

 

White House pays Google to push Obamacare

 


Posted: August 22, 2011
2:21 pm Eastern

© 2011

In the “Why are we not surprised?” department, Surfin’ Safari has learned
that the government watchdog group Judicial
Watch
can prove the Obama administration used our taxpayer dollars to
orchestrate a campaign to manipulate search engines to promote Obamacare.

Under a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit, Judicial Watch learned
through Department of Health and Human Services documents that the Obama White
House “helped coordinate a multimillion dollar taxpayer-funded campaign to use
Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo to drive web traffic to a
government website promoting the Affordable Health Care Act (also known as
Obamacare).”

According to Judicial Watch, the campaign, which included PR firm The Ogilvy
Group, was designed “to increase public support for the president’s health-care
overhaul among key Obama campaign demographics, specifically Hispanics, blacks
and women.”

“The 2,328 pages of records, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a March
23, 2011, FOIA lawsuit (Judicial
Watch v. Department of Health and Human Services
(No. 11-608)), include
internal correspondence between officials at the HHS office of the Assistant
Secretary for Public Affairs, as well as communications with representatives
from The Ogilvy Group, the public relations firm hired by the Obama
administration to manage the Obamacare campaign,” Judicial Watch reports.

Follow
this link
to read how Obama and company did it.

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Obama Gives in to His Fascist Side,Grants Amnesty by Decree

Stephen Dinan,The Washington Times

Bowing
to pressure
from immigrant rights activists,the Obama administration said
Thursday that it will halt
deportation proceedings
on a case-by-case
basis
against illegal
immigrants who meet certain criteria
,such as attending school,having family
in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’
care.

The move marks a major step for President Obama,who for months has said he
does not have to halt deportations and said he must follow the
laws as Congress has written them.

But in letters to Congress on Thursday,

Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano
said she does have discretion to focus on
“priorities” and that her department and the Justice Department will review all
ongoing cases to see who
meets the new criteria
.

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said.
“Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high-priority
cases,such as those involving convicted felons.”

The move won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had
strenuously argued with the administration that it did have authority to take
these actions,and said as long as Congress is deadlocked on the issue,it was up
to Mr. Obama to act.

“Today’s announcement shows that this president is willing to put muscle
behind his words and to use his power to intervene when the lives of good people
are being ruined by bad laws,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez,Illinois Democrat,who
has taken a leadership role on the issue since the
death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
in 2009.

The new rules apply to those who have been apprehended and are in deportation
proceedings,but have not been officially ordered out of the country by a
judge.

Ms. Napolitano said a working group will try to come up with “guidance on how
to provide for appropriate discretionary consideration” for “compelling cases”
in instances where someone already has been ordered deported.

Administration officials made the announcement just before Mr. Obama left for
a long vacation out of Washington,and as members of Congress are back in their
home districts.

The top House Republican on the Judiciary Committee said the move is part of
a White House plan “to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants.”

“The Obama administration should enforce immigration laws,not look for ways
to ignore them,” said Rep. Lamar Smith,Texas Republican. “The Obama administration
should not pick and choose which laws to enforce. Administration officials
should remember the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution and the
laws of the land.”

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more
.

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