Washington Times Columnist to Obama:Resign!

Ben Johnson,The White House Watch

The pages of The Washington Times today reflect the nation’s
disenchantment with Barack Obama’s presidency. The op-ed section contains an
article by Jeffrey T. Kuhner,president of the Edmund Burke Institute for American
Renewal
,entitled,“Don’t
Go on Vacation —Just GO.”

Last September,Kuhner called
for Obama’s impeachment.
This year,he’s taken a new tack:Telling Obama to
quit:

Mr. Obama is the most arrogant,self-absorbed and self-obsessed president in
U.S. history. Nothing is ever his fault. He blames everyone and everything for
America’s economic woes –Tea Partyers,Wall Street,Japanese earthquakes,insurance
executives,oil companies,millionaires and corporate jet owners. He lashes out at
imaginary enemies without ever taking personal responsibility. In his mind,he is
–and always will be –the Anointed One.

There is only one solution:Drive him from office. Americans should forge a
mass grassroots movement demanding that Mr. Obama step down –immediately.
Through bumper stickers,picket signs,posters,T-shirts and rallies,tens of
millions of citizens should express the same message:Leave. It is highly
unlikely he will step aside,but such a movement would cripple the president’s
authority and possibly blunt him from doing further harm. It also would puncture
his boundless ego. A widespread manifestation of no confidence would break him
–politically,morally and psychologically –in order to save America. Mr. Obama is
out of his depth. He lacks the character,intelligence,skills and experience –the
basic competence –to be the leader of the free world.

Resign,Mr. President.

Of course,Obama resigning is as likely to occur as Bill Clinton entering a
monastery;they both love the thrill they get from their self-indulgent pursuits
too much to forsake them for their own good,much less the nation’s.
However,there is some value in his analysis.

A growing number of Democrats are sick of Obama,too. Contrary to what some
people believe,political parties are not primarily dedicated to promoting ideals
or ideologies. They are dedicated to power:getting it,exercising it,keeping
it,and denying it to their enemies. Democrats understand this better than
Republicans,in part because Democrats are the statist party,in part because
Republicans believe in the transcendent values the Left denies. Democrats are
happy Obama is president;they generally agree with him even when they are afraid
to say so;and they hope he will be re-elected in 2012. But they saw the
monumental butt-thumping the American people gave them in 2010,and they aren’t
willing….

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Mexicans Who Happen to be Living in America Demand Racial-Grievance Studies

Mexicans Who Happen to be Living in America Demand Racial-Grievance
Studies

May 13th, 2011

Don Feder, GrassTopsUSA.com

Multiculturalism, which used to be merely noxious, has become a raging
infection which poses as much of a threat to America as the national debt or
terrorism — before Osama assumed room temperature.

Recently, a gang of ethnocentric thugs took over a meeting of the governing
board of the Tucson, Arizona, Unified School District, chaining themselves to
desks, screaming slogans, and chasing board members from the room.

They were enraged by an attempt to make a course that teaches history “from a
Mexican-American perspective” optional instead of a substitute for a required
course in U.S. history.

The Mexican American Studies Program incites approximately 1,700 middle-and
high-school students in the district annually.

After an investigation, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom
Horne determined that the basic theme of the curriculum (AKA: Raza — “the race”
— Studies) is that Hispanic students “were and continue to be victims of a
racist American society driven by the interests of middle- and upper-class
whites.”

Classrooms in which this pedagogy is perpetrated are decorated with pictures
of such Latino “heroes” as Castro and Che Guevara.

Textbooks refer to citizens of this country as “Anglos” or “Euroamericans”
(rather than Americans) and include such gems as an essay by one Robert Jensen,
which claims Thanksgiving is a “white supremacist holiday” that should be
replaced by a “National Day of Atonement” for gringo sins against people of
color.

The introductory chapter promises: “We will see how half of Mexico
(California, Texas and the Southwest) was ripped off by trickery and
violence. We will see how Chicanos became a colonized people. In the process of
being colonized, we were robbed of land and other resources.” The nerve of those
Texans, tricking Santa Anna into attacking the Alamo and killing its
defenders to the last man.

In violation of a recently enacted Arizona law, the curriculum promotes the overthrow of the United States government and “resentment toward a race or class of people,” is “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” and advocates “ethnic solidarity instead of treatment of pupils as individuals.”

The multiculturalist assault on America is multifaceted.

In 2010, on Cinco de Mayo (which celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory
over the French – big whoopee), a group of patriotic students at the Live Oak
High School in Morgan Hill, California, were sent home for wearing American-flag
t-shirts. Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez is said to have….

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Obama is Secretly Talking with the Taliban, Says It’s What Reagan Would Do

Obama is Secretly Talking with the Taliban, Says It’s What Reagan
Would Do

February 22nd, 2011

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

With Islamic
riots
, skyrocketing deficits, and state-skipping Democratic legislators
hogging the headlines, this item has not yet gotten the attention it deserves.
Steve Coll writes
in The New Yorker
, “The Obama Administration has entered into
direct, secret talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders, several people briefed
about the talks told me last week.” Obama mentioned reaching
out to “Taliban moderates” in 2009
, only to drop the idea after public
backlash. Apparently, the Obama administration has decided now is the
time it wishes to look weak, hopeless, and pathetic.
Hillary Clinton detailed the American stance before a meeting of the Asia
Society recently. She emphasized that if the Taliban returned to its history of
repression and terror incubation, it would risk being branded “an enemy of the
international community.” Mullah Omar and his buddies must be shaking in their
turbans.
Hillary tried to calm the situation, saying, “I know that reconciling with an
adversary that can be as brutal as the Taliban sounds distasteful, even
unimaginable.” But she insisted, this is what Reagan would do.
She attributed her policy to Ronald Reagan and Richard Holbrooke. The lesson
she and Obama learned from The Gipper is….
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Obama Gives Green Light to the Muslim Brotherhood

Obama Gives Green Light to the Muslim
Brotherhood

February 3rd, 2011

Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post

As it braces for the likelihood of a new ruler in Egypt, the U.S. government
is rapidly reassessing its tenuous relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, an
opposition movement whose fundamentalist ideology has long been a source of
distrust in Washington.
Although the group has played a secondary role in the swelling protests that
are threatening to topple President Hosni Mubarak, U.S. officials have
acknowledged the political reality that the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to
assume at least a share of power should Egypt hold free and fair elections in
the coming months.
On Monday, in what analysts said was a clear reference to the Brotherhood,
the White House said a new government in Egypt should “include a whole host of
important non-secular actors.”
The move drew the skepticism of some U.S. officials who have argued that the
White House should embrace opposition groups that are more likely to support a
democratic government in Egypt, rather than one dedicated to the establishment
of religious law…
Members of the movement are often vague about their political goals. In an
interview this week with the BBC, Kamal el-Helbawy, a Muslim Brotherhood leader
in exile in Britain, said the group wants “freedom, consultation, equality,
freedom of everything.”
He ducked questions, however, about whether an Egyptian government led by the
Brotherhood would guarantee equal rights for other religious groups – such as
Egypt’s Coptic Christians – and women. When asked whether all women would be
required to wear veils, he said, “not necessarily.”
…Analysts said the movement strives in public to play down concerns about its
agenda, partly for self-preservation. By presenting itself as a moderate group
that would embrace a multi-party democracy, it seeks to preempt worries about
its goals, said Emad Shahin, an Egyptian American scholar at the University of
Notre Dame.
“They don’t want to be seen as taking part in an uprising or upheaval that
seeks to establish an Iranian-type government,” he said. “They need to shield
themselves behind a broader opposition front.”
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Egypt in flames; Obama takes it easy

Egypt in flames; Obama takes it easy

Jeannie
DeAngelis

 

Barack Obama has mastered the fine art of leaving work
at the office and is committed to not falling into the proverbial: “All
work
and no play … dull boy” trap.

President Obama is the type of
leader who doesn’t let anything get in the way of a well-deserved day off.
Let’s face it; Barack is first and foremost a government employee.  The
President’s breaks are on schedule, work hours tightly defined, vacations well
spaced, and if it’s the weekend, listen closely as you may hear the titular
leader of the free world whispering: “TGIF.”

Over the weekend, “Islamic
radicals escaped
from prison
, the Muslim Brotherhood joined
Elbaradei
on the street, and socialists continued
to mobilize protests
in Cairo.” And where was Obama?  Now, careful don’t
judge the guy – he was sitting in the bleachers watching his daughter play
basketball.

That’s right – Barack Obama’s leisurely winter weekend
included cheering Sasha on at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center in
Chevy Chase, MD.  Not
to worry
. While Obama was courtside, “Vice President Joe
Biden
, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration
officials took part in a two-hour meeting about the situation in Egypt.”

Although absent in the flesh, America’s otherwise occupied President
attended the Egypt summit in spirit.  Obama received a scheduled “update from
his national security team later in the day,” but hopefully not while trying to
squeeze in a cat nap.

If a long night of partying lies ahead, despite
Mideast unrest, even a president deserves a siesta now and then.  After a
morning recreating at the community center while Egypt teetered on the brink
Islamic rule and looters destroyed ancient
artifacts
, Obama, with his priorities in order, slipped into party duds and
spent two hours at an evening soiree for outgoing top political advisor David
Axelrod
.

All the DC big shots were there. Instead of questioning
Obama on how the administration can support both Egyptian protestors and a
dictator at the same
time
, press pool reporters chose to clink
glasses
with Barry at former campaign/health care spokesperson and current
VP of Atlantic Media Linda
Douglas’s house. The impartial group included:  “ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck
Todd, National Journal’s Major Garrett, and John Harwood of CNBC and the New
York Times.”

Also bidding adieu to Spin Doctor Axelrod were three
notable secretaries. Tim Geithner represented the Treasury Department, Arne
Duncan the Department of Education, and Steven Chu the Department of Energy.
Mrs. Obama was missing from the festivities, but if history is any predictor of
future behavior, in solidarity with the oppressed Egyptian people the First Lady
could have been canvassing a potential designer to whip up a Nefertiti-style
ensemble similar to the red-themed
creation
she wore to the recent Chinese State Dinner.

Either way,
Barack Obama was careful to slowly ease himself back into the
workweek.  As he did, a reporter in Beirut
observed
: “Mubarak seems to be surrounding himself with hard-line security
officials, possibly to protect himself from a military coup but more likely to
lay the groundwork to use force to crush the protests, which appear to be
gathering momentum.” In addition, the possibility remains that Egypt could fall
into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, which means Israel would be one
country shy of being surrounded on all
sides by enemies.

Hate to ruin the party, but either one of those two
scenarios could happen, and if they do, despite the President’s pre-planned
schedule it looks like he may have to ditch basketball games, catnaps, and tony
cocktail parties and spend a few weekends at the office.

Author’s
content: www.jeannie-ology.com

Don’t cry for me Palestine

Don’t cry for me Palestine

Ethel C. Fenig

The terrorists and their bigoted, smug enablers set sail from Turkey on a propaganda voyage to ostensibly deliver goods to the deprived residents of Gaza living under conditions Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton called

“unsustainable and unacceptable. Israel’s legitimate security needs must be met just as the Palestinians’ legitimate needs for sustained humanitarian assistance and regular access for reconstruction materials must also be assured.”

But is the situation “unsustainable and unacceptable”? Are the Gazans lacking “humanitarian assistance and regular access for reconstruction materials”? Let’s take a look at how the Gazans themselves are faring, courtesy of their own magazine, Palestine Today.

Just look at that bountiful supply of all kinds of healthy food, clothing, even electronic goodies and toys! Such fun in the sun.

Thanks to regular trade, deliveries of food and medicines from Israel and Egypt plus financial aid from a broke Europe and smuggling the objects of misguided international affection are doing very well–better than their imperialist saviors.

Meanwhile the humanitarian aid deprived Gazans fired several more of their endless supply of rockets into civilian areas, luckily causing no harm according to Reuters . The Israelis fired back, killing five terrorists. Does this meet Clinton’s standard of “legitimate security needs”? Condemnation of Israel for defending itself undoubtedly to follow.

So, will the next wave of the fascist flotilla change course to Kurdistan, Darfur or, for the truly courageous, North Korea? And will Turkey finally apologize to Armenia and somehow compensate its citizens for the Turk slaughter of Armenians nearly a century ago? Will the Palestinians share their good fortune and wealth with those truly deserving? Will the UN divert its attention from bashing Israel to the vital humanitarian issues of the day?

Because the true issue for all involved is demonizing Israel rather than aid the truly deserving, the answer is no. The Big Lie continues, devaluing all those who spout it.

hat tip: Phyllis Dreazin

Hillary: Brazil Growing Like Crazy

Hillary: Brazil Growing Like Crazy

Gene Schwimmer

What’s rapid economic growth to a Democrat?  Or truth?  Or fairness?  Hillary Clinton gave us pretty good indication of all three on May 27th, when she said:

The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] – whether it’s individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms.
She then went on to cite Brazil as a paragon of economic growth – and taxation:
Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what – they’re growing like crazy.
But, as with any “fact” a Clinton or an Obama apparatchik cites, you need to look it up for yourself.  Which I did.   Brazil’s GDP grew 2.0% in the last quarter.  The average rates for 2007, 2008 and 2009 were 1.61%, 0.39% and 0.96%, respectively.
For those who may be wondering, our own GDP growth in the last quarter was 3.00%.  But I digress.  The point is:  Either (1) Hillary didn’t know Brazil’s actual growth rate; (2) she did know, but lied about it or (3) she knew and considers 3.00% GDP growth “growing like crazy.”  Pick any one, two, or – this is the Obama administration, after all – all three.

Thomas Lifson adds:

Brazil’s economy is benefitting from offshore oil exploration and development – the sort of thing Obama wants to stop in the wake of his failure to contain the Gulf oil spill by implementing the the existing plan.