Obama Makes “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” List

Obama Makes “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” List

December 17th, 2010

Judicial Watch

Judicial  Watch, the public interest group that investigates and  prosecutes  government corruption, today released its 2010 list of  Washington’s  “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in  alphabetical order,  includes: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

President Barack Obama: Remember the promise President Obama made just after his inauguration in 2009? “Transparency   and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”

Instead,  Americans have suffered through lies, stonewalling,  cover-ups,  corruption, secrecy, scandal and blatant disregard for the  rule of  law…this has been the Obama legacy in its first two years.

In 2010, Obama was caught in a lie over what he knew about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to   sell the president’s vacated Senate seat. Blagojevich’s former Chief of   Staff John Harris testified that Obama had personal knowledge of  Blago’s  plot to obtain a presidential cabinet position in exchange for   appointing a candidate handpicked by the President. In fact, according   to Harris’s court testimony, Obama sent Blagojevich a list of “acceptable”   Senate candidates to fill his old seat. Obama was interviewed by the   FBI even before he was sworn into office. He claimed he and his staff   had no contact with Blagojevich’s office. Unfortunately federal   prosecutors never called the President or his staff to testify under   oath.

The President also broke his famous pledge to televise  healthcare  negotiations. And in 2010, we learned why he broke his  pledge. In what  is now known as the “Cornhusker Kickback”   scheme, Obama and the Democrats in the Senate “purchased” the vote of   one of the last Democrat hold-outs, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, who   opposed Obamacare over the issue of covering abortions with taxpayer   funds. Nelson abandoned his opposition to Obamacare after receiving   millions of dollars in federal aid for his home-state, helping to give   the Democrats the 60 votes they needed to overcome a Republican   filibuster. Same goes for Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu,   who received a $100 million payoff in what has been called “The Louisiana Purchase.”   (The Kickback was so corrupt that Democrats stripped it out at the  last  minute. The Louisiana Purchase, on the other hand, became law of  the  land.)

Obama lied about his White House’s involvement in  this legislative  bribery that helped lead to the passage of the  signature policy  achievement of his presidency….

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WikiLeaks’ Jew-Hating Staff

WikiLeaks’ Jew-Hating Staff
Posted By Ryan Mauro On December 17, 2010 @ 12:45 am In FrontPage | 13 Comments
If you needed any more proof of WikiLeaks’ extremist agenda, look no further than Israel Shamir [1], the Holocaust denier who is in charge of distributing the organization’s documents to the Russian media. The involvement of Shamir, who also supports Ahmadinejad and refers to Palestinian terrorists as “martyrs,” should put to rest any doubt that WikiLeaks’ rhetoric about transparency is just a cloak for its anti-American and anti-Western agenda.
As Michael C. Moynihan exposed, [2] Shamir has a long track record of anti-Semitism, including Holocaust denial. Shamir described Auschwitz as “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US internment centre in Guantanamo.” He told another journalist and fellow Holocaust denier that “it’s every Muslim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holocaust.”
In reading Shamir’s work, it is easy to find other anti-Semitic statements and even endorsements of terrorism. His criticism of Israel is not based in politics but in bigotry. He writes, [3] “Israel’s behaviour is partly connected to the Jewish superiority complex, and its consequence, the apartheid structure.” He forecasts [3] the destruction of the Jewish state in language that any Islamic terrorist would admire, saying the “Demise of Israel is inevitable; the only question is whether it will be forcibly removed and the land destroyed, or it will be peacefully absorbed in the region.”
Shamir openly supports Palestinian terrorists carrying out attacks in Israel and outrageously, even calls a potential nuclear suicide bomber a “martyr.”
“Israeli cruelty, vengefulness and inability to respect others called hundreds of Palestinians to the horrible martyrdom. If, or rather when, a potential martyr will be equipped with a miniaturized nuclear device instead of home-made dynamite, the sad story of the Jewish state will be over,” he writes. [3]
Based on these comments, it is not surprising that Shamir would openly advocate for Iranian President Ahmadinejad, another Holocaust denier that supports terrorism and seeks nuclear weapons that could destroy Israel. “[The] people of Iran have made their choice. Democracy won….Iranians reelected their president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by landslide majority,” Shamir wrote. [4] He complimented Ahmadinejad as having “highly deserved” his so-called election victory.

It has also been discovered [2] that Shamir’s son, Johannes Wahlström, acts in a similar capacity as his father for WikiLeaks in Sweden. He has been accused of making up quotes and expressing anti-Semitism. One expert on neo-Nazism said [2] that one of his son’s stories that had to be redacted “[had all of the] elements that one would find in a classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”


It is fitting that such extremists would serve as high-level officials in WikiLeaks, given the organization’s anti-American agenda. The organization’s recent actions are clearly designed to damage the United States, politically and operationally. The group recently released a document labeled “secret” from February 2009 that lists over 200 sites including 35 companies around the world that qualify as “critical U.S. foreign dependencies.” The document specifically says that “if [the listed sites are] destroyed, disrupted or exploited, [it] would likely have an immediate and deterious effect on the United States.”
This was a confidential list of potential top-tier targets and it is now publicly available. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies condemned the release, saying [5] it is like a “global map—a menu, if not a recipe book—to every extremist group in the world.”
This is a case where the release of a specific document undermines the national security of the U.S., but the overall disclosures have instantly negative effects. By releasing confidential diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks deters foreign officials from talking honestly to their American counterparts and makes them wary of discussing any secret arrangements. Foreign governments will not make sensitive deals with the U.S. or even share intelligence if they are significantly worried about exposures that embarrass them or reveal methods and sources.
WikiLeaks’ disclosures also serve as anti-American propaganda. [6] The leader, Julian Assange, has indicated he has material related to what he calls “the Garani massacre” that supposedly killed over 100 Afghan civilians, mostly children. As I previously discussed, [7] the facts surrounding the incident provide some explanation for the civilian casualties but that is of no concern for Assange. Prior to that, WikiLeaks released a heavily edited videotape titled “Collateral Damage” that was so biased against U.S. soldiers in Iraq that left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert confronted [8] Assange in an interview, one of the very rare moments when Colbert breaks character.
It is telling that WikiLeaks’ resources are spent against the U.S. and its allies and not against truly oppressive governments like those in Iran and China. Julian Assange has said [9] “We have been attacked by the United   States, so we are forced into a position where we must defend ourselves.” He says, [10] “I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards.”
To Assange, Holocaust deniers and supporters of anti-Israeli terrorism are not “bastards” that should be “crushed”—but the U.S. government and its allies are.

Austria: Another Small Cultural Suicide Creeping sharia hits yodelling.

Austria: Another Small Cultural Suicide

Henry
Percy

 

This time it’s judges in Austria fining one Helmut G., a
63-year-old, for yodeling whilst mowing his lawn. Yodeling was invented in the
Alps and is embedded in Austrian culture, but don’t dare do it when your Muslim
neighbors are praying. Since they do so five times a day, there are many
opportunities to offend. You see, followers of the Religion of Peace may
interpret your musical expressions as ridiculing the call of the muezzin, the
man (often just a tape recorder) in a minaret calling the faithful to prayer
five times per diem. Helmut’s fine, €800 (over $1,000), shows the judges took
the putative insult to the muezzin seriously.

Said Helmut G., “I simply started to yodel a few tunes because I was in
such a good mood.” Herr G., ve vill not tolerate any insensitive expressions of
good mood.
Here’s a test case for Austrian justice. I wonder if any Austrian would be
so bold as to bring it forward? Suppose Helmut is saying grace before dinner
when his ears are assaulted by the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. He
feels violated during a religious ritual practiced by his ancestors from time
immemorial. Would the judges fine the muezzin, or mosque, for interfering with
Helmut’s faith?
Henry Percy is the nom de guerre for a technical writer living
in Arizona. He may be reached at saler.50d[at
sign]gmail.com.

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Obama’s ego keeps getting in the way of politics

Obama’s ego keeps getting in the way of politics

Rick Moran

 

A trenchant piece of analysis in WaPo
by Michael Gerson this morning regarding President Obama’s monumental ego
where even a slam dunk like extending the Bush tax rates is
botched.

Gerson echoes what many on the right have been saying about
Obama for years; it doesn’t matter what the issue is, it’s all about
him:

It is the president’s favorite rhetorical pose: the hectorer in
chief. He is alternately defiant, defensive, exasperated, resentful, harsh,
scolding, prickly. He is both the smartest kid in class and the schoolyard
bully.

There are many problems with this mode of presidential
communication, but mainly its supreme self-regard. The tax deal, in Obama’s
presentation, was not about the economy or the country. It was about him. It was
about the absurd concessions he was forced to make, the absurd opposition he was
forced to endure, the universally insufficient deference to his wisdom.

The administration further complicated its communications task by
presenting Obama as ideologically superior to his own agreement. The
upper-income tax rates and the estate tax provisions, in David Axelrod’s description, are “odious.” As a rule, staffers
should not use such a word to describe policies a president has agreed to
accept. It makes a president look compromised and weak. Instead of a leader
brokering a popular agreement, Obama appears to be a politician forced under
threat to violate his deepest convictions.

At this point in the Obama
presidency, even Democrats must be asking: Is he really this bad at politics?
The list of miscalculations grows longer. To pass the stimulus package, the
administration predicts 8
percent unemployment
– a prediction that became an indictment. It pledges
the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prisonwithout a realistic plan to do so. It sends the president
to secure the Chicago Olympics – and comes away empty-handed. It announces
a “summer of recovery” – which becomes a source of ridicule. It
unveils a Manhattan trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed – which nearly every
New York official promptly turns against. Press secretary Robert Gibbs picks
fights with both conservative talk radio hosts and the “professional left” – which uniformly backfire. The president
seems to endorse the Ground Zero mosque – before retreating 24 hours later. He
suggests that Republicans are “enemies” of Latinos – apparently unable to
distinguish between hardball and trash talk.

Once you start
a list, and the evidence is right before your eyes, it is truly shocking to
realize how much of an incompetent politician Obama really is. Forget his
missteps as a statesman or as chief executive. This aspect of the Obama’s
failure is much more damning because it is directly linked to his ability to get
things done.

And in that department, he is found wanting.

Hat Tip:
Ed Lasky

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With border in chaos, J-Nap proclaims “environmental justice” a priority

With border in chaos, J-Nap proclaims “environmental justice” a priority

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 17, 2010 10:09 AM

Photoshop credit: Another Black Conservative
It is now day three of the hunt for one of the suspects in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
The Arizona Republic reports:
As the manhunt for a fifth individual in the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry stretched into its third day, local law enforcement continued to scour the rugged terrain in Santa Cruz County while federal officials provided few details on the crime or suspects in custody.
…Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said the FBI has custody of the suspects.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited border areas Thursday as part of a previously scheduled visit to the region.
Napolitano’s team referred requests for comment to the FBI.
Napolitano met with Estrada Thursday afternoon.
Before the meeting, Estrada said he planned to ask Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, to continue providing federal support for local law-enforcement agencies fighting illegal immigration.
Estrada said his message to Napolitano would be clear: “Obviously she’s concerned about what happened, and obviously she’s committed to make things safe for the people who work here along the border and the residents as well.”
That wasn’t obvious to several law enforcement officials in Arizona whom J-Nap refused to meet.
Nor is it obvious given the warped priorities she laid out a recent White House environmental justice conference. Yes, environmental justice.
Carter Wood at Shopfloor has the scoop. Be sure to click on the link for access to the full, nausea-inducing transcript:
This isn’t necessarily surprising rhetoric to have come the “environmental justice” crowd, but it’s alarming to hear at the White House. And it’s just weird to hear Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, describe her department’s focus on environmental justice and climate adaptation. (Audio, our transcript):
So as we look at climate change, the climate change that we are in, and think about the environmental phenomenon that is happening in the course of our own lives, we translate that into increased drought. We translate that into increased likelihood of wildfires, particularly catastrophic fires in the West, we translate that into more category four and five hurricanes, and that affects communities around the gulf but also up and down the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific as well, and other natural occurrences that are affected by changes in climate.

Changes in climate really translate into huge environmental changes that have impacts on communities and also on national security, because they raise not only the issues of making sure that we are taking into account and caring for the most at-risk populations, but that we are also looking at and planning for the potentiality of mass migrations, demographic changes, patterns, concentrations of economic assets, population growth in different areas, deteriorating infrastructure. All of this gets knit together under this umbrella of climate change and environmental adaptation.

That’s an expansive, expensive agenda, isn’t it? We thought Congress formed the Department of Homeland Security to more effectively address imminent threats to the American people, priorities like fighting terrorism, controlling our borders, and handling security at our ports and airports. Turns out the Department is instead working on EVERYTHING!
And remember that this is all happening as Democrats try to push through a land grab that would undermine the already imperiled enforcement efforts at the border and an illegal alien student bailout that would encourage more illegal immigration.
Heckuva job, J-Nap. Heckuva job.