Obama:Screw Easter,Happy Ramadan!

Ben Johnson,The White House Watch

When he was elected president,Barack Obama expressed his desire to
“fundamentally transform America.”On an economic level,that explains his plans
to siphon wealth from productive citizens to the indolent,entrepreneurs to union
thugs,and Main Street to Wall Street (and 142nd Street). Spiritually,it means
redistributing respect from America’s majority religion to every splinter
religion in the world’s pantheon. Although he could not be bothered to write a presidential statement celebrating
Easter
or acknowledging the severity of the
Armenian genocide
,the president of the United States has publicly commended
Passover,Nowruz,Diwali,Eid-ul-Fitr,Hajj,and
Eid-ul-Adha.
(And he complains when no
one believes he is a Christian
.) He has praised the concept of umoja
(black racial unity) while celebrating the phony,racist holiday of Kwanzaa. Now,he would
like you to have a happy Ramadan. The president wrote….

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Save America; Get Outraged

Save America; Get Outraged

April 8th, 2011

Don Feder, GrassTopsUSA.com

Where’s the outrage?
Given what Barack Obama is doing to the Constitution, the economy and our
future, the American people should be up in arms (metaphorically speaking, civility-hysterics
take note). Citizens should be marching on Washington with pitchforks and
flaming brands in hand (also a metaphor).
Every city should see demonstrations to make the most raucous Tea Party rally
look like Sunday night in Pierre, South Dakota.
Instead, it’s a mental fog as usual. Hey, the unemployment rate is now
(barely) below 9 percent! Wasn’t that a cold winter? Gee, I wonder what zany,
drug-induced thing Charlie
Sheen
will do next?
So, while America burns, we fiddle with our iPhones and talk about the
upcoming HBO series about vampire bootleggers and Borgias duking it out in
Camelot.
Other than Tea Party activists, the public seems supremely unperturbed by
Obama’s relentless assault on America. The president’s March 21-27 approval
rating was 45 percent. At the same point in their first terms, Clinton’s
approval rating was only three points higher – Reagan’s three points lower. Both
were re-elected, you may recall.
It’s true that since Obama occupied the White House, his
party’s stock
has taken
a nose-dive
– a net
loss
of 9 governorships, 7 Senate seats, and 60 House seats. But there’s no
guarantee that trend will continue.
The leader of the party that whines incessantly about the influence of money
in politics has announced he’ll spend $1 billion to win re-election….
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Obaminable. Impeach the Muslim Putz!

Obaminable. Impeach the Muslim Putz!

February 21st,
2011

The headline is reproduced from the conservative blog
SheikYermami. The headline shows the campaign to
impeach Barack Obama is gaining traction throughout the conservative
movement.Click
here to
sign the petition
to impeach Obama
. — Ed.

SheikYermami.com

Gov.
Scott Walker to Obama: We’re Focused on Balancing Our Budget. It Would Be Wise
for the President to Focus on Balancing His Budget
(GWP)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today told reporters, “I think we’re focused
on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the president and others in
Washington to focus on balancing their budget.”
True.   Cubachi
reported:

Unbelievable.
The state-run media ran interference for President Obama by spiking the Lara
Logan
Tahrir
Square assault story
.They knew it would damage Obama who helped push
American ally Hosni Mubarak from office….
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more
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Saudi King lays down the law to Obama on Egypt

Saudi King lays down the law to Obama on Egypt

Thomas Lifson

 

The Times of London has an exclusive report (subscription required)
that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warned  President Obama not to “humiliate”
Egypt’s President Mubarak, Fox
News
(a sister company of the Times) provides some details:

Saudi
Arabia
has threatened to prop up embattled Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak
if the Obama administration tries to force a swift
change of regime in Egypt, The
Times of London reported Thursday.
In a testy personal telephone call on Jan. 29, Saudi Arabia’s King
Abdullah
reportedly told President
Obama
not to humiliate Mubarak and warned that he would step in to bankroll
Egypt if the U.S. withdrew its aid program, worth $1.5 billion
annually.
This is of course the very same King Abdullah before whom President Obama
abased himself (and our nation) in April 2009.

The Obama Administration is still trying to
coordinate
its response to the crisis in Egypt, which has featured
contradictory statements from the Secretary of State, the Special Envoy, Robert
Gibbs, and the President himself.

At a time when America needs a strong and wise leader handling extremely
dangerous events int he Middle East, we have a president who has squandered our
standing and is seen as weak and amateurish.

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Obama gutted funding for Egypt human rights activists

Obama gutted funding for Egypt human rights activists

Ed Lasky

 

President Obama has all but ignored human rights in
developing his foreign policy. He stood down when Iranians were protesting
against the regime that oppresses them. He has shafted
the Tibetans
when it comes to standing with them against their Chinese
overlords. He has ignored Russian depredations against its neighbors.
Recently, it has come to light that he slashed funding for Egyptian human
rights groups that could have empowered democracy activists.
From the Los
Angeles Times:

Early in Obama’s presidency, officials cut in half funding to promote
democracy in Egypt. They also agreed to restrict certain grants only to
organizations licensed by President Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian regime,
reversing a Bush administration policy of funding groups at odds with the
government.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at a March 2009 meeting with
Mubarak at an Egyptian resort on the Red Sea, seemed to downplay a State
Department report documenting torture, rape and political detentions in
Egypt.
“We issue these reports on every country,” Clinton told a television
interviewer. “And so we hope that it will be taken in the spirit in which it is
offered, that we all have room for improvement.”
Egyptian dissidents were distressed by the administration’s message.
“All this sent a signal that was very damaging,” said Stephen McInerney,
executive director of the Project on Middle East Democracy, a Washington
advocacy group.

These are people who could have been our friends and allies and might have
played a role in forming the next Egyptian government. Now the field is much
more open for extremist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood to take control.
This would give rise to a radical regime in a vital part of the world.
Why did “President Spendthrift” find this one budget item to cut? Perhaps his
lobbyist pals played a role.
From Business
Week:

Until a popular revolt put his control of Egypt in jeopardy, President Hosni
Mubarak had kept a tight grip on power and billions of dollars in U.S. aid
flowing with few strings attached, in part by retaining three of Washington’s
most high-powered lobbyists.
Since Egypt hired the lobbyists in 2007, Congress softened a condition on the
foreign aid, added in 2005 over Mubarak’s objections, that barred his government
from choosing which pro-democracy groups should receive $20 million of Egypt’s
$1.8 billion in U.S. aid. That restriction became harder to enforce in 2009 when
Congress barred all foreign governments from determining who could get such
grants. U.S. pro-democracy programs in Egypt ultimately had little effect, a
2009 Agency for International Development audit concluded, because of a “lack of
cooperation” by the Egyptian government.
The three lobbyists are Tony Podesta, who has close ties to the Obama
Administration, former Republican representative Bob Livingston, and former
Democratic representative Toby Moffett. The three formed a joint venture, PLM
Group, to represent Egypt in Washington, according to foreign-agent records at
the Justice Dept. They were paid $1.1 million a year, says a person familiar
with the company.

The kingpin of this trio would be Tony Podesta who has built a powerhouse
lobbyist firm in Washington. His brother is John Podesta who  heads the Center
for American Progress – a think tank and activist group with very close ties to
the White House. John Podesta headed the transition team for President-elect
Obama and his Center for American Progress is not only Obama’s “Idea factory”
but also has placed many of its employees into key positions of power in the
administration (Van Jones was one of them until he was “resigned” in the wake of
controversies regarding his views. He found a comfortable sinecure back at the
Center).
Obama has made a mockery of his no lobbyist pledge through various loopholes
(one of my favorites was having White House officials meet lobbyists at the Caribous
Coffee
close to the White House so their names do not show up on the White
House logs).
The Podesta brothers (John and Tony) are frequent guests in
the Obama White House.
Did a few million dollars of lucre flowing to Obama’s lobbyist friends gut
the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and leave a vacuum for the radical group the
Muslim Brotherhood to fill? Egypt might soon be ruled by a very anti-American
regime in a very key part of the world (The Suez Canal is only one reason we
need friends over there; a radicalized Egypt can spread terror throughout the
world and extremist Muslims have been killing Coptic Christians throughout
Egypt).
Has an ally been lost because of the machinations of lobbyists and their
friend in the Oval Office?
Who sold out Egypt? Who sold out America?

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Cartoon of the Day: Obama’s Idea of Being “Clear”

Palin: Obama’s 3:00 AM call ‘went right to the answering machine’

Palin: Obama’s 3:00 AM call ‘went right to the answering machine’

Rick Moran

 

The administration has been behind the curve on this
crisis for two weeks and Sarah Palin recognizes it. From
CNN:

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on the uprising in Egypt, called
the situation President Barack Obama’s 3 a.m. phone call and said, “It seems the
call went right to the answering machine.”
Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, spoke with Christian
Broadcasting Network’s David Brody after her speech Friday night at the Reagan
Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
In the interview, the potential Republican presidential candidate said, “We
need to know what it is America stands for so we know who it is that America
will stand with. And we do not have all that information (from the
administration) yet.”
She told “The Brody File” she was “not real enthused about what it is that’s
being done on a national level and from (Washington) in regards to understanding
all the situation there in Egypt.”
Palin criticized the administration’s public response, saying “nobody yet has
explained to the American public yet what they know, and surely they know more
than the rest of us … who will be taking the place of (Egyptian President
Hosni) Mubarak.”

Palin is learning the art of Washington doublespeak. After correctly calling
out the president for his wishy washy response, she begs off taking a stand of
her own by accusing the president of not giving us enough information. Right
now, with events in Egypt murky and balanced on a knife’s edge, she avoided the
pitfall of backing the wrong horse while still zinging Obama but good.
Indeed, at this point, if we “support democracy” in Egypt we will have very
little choice regarding who the Egyptians themselves will bring into a
democratic government. Like the victory of Hamas at the polls, democratic
choices made in free elections are not always in our interests. If we want Egypt
to be free, it must be their idea of freedom, not ours. We can work to minimize
or eliminate any role for the Muslim Brotherhood, but in the end, that will be a
decision made by the Egyptians themselves.
If we are going to see Democratic movements succeed in the Middle East, we
better get used to the idea that we won’t always approve of the way democracy
evolves – even if a trojan horse like the Brotherhood is brought into the
process.

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