Visions of Hope and Change! (Open Thread)

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95 responses to “Visions of Hope and Change! (Open Thread)

  1. HOT DOG!

    Republican Wins House Race in New York, Seen as Obama Rebuke
    September 14, 2011 AP

    September 13: The crowd cheers as Republican Bob Turner appears on stage during an election night party in New York.

    NEW YORK – Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies.

    Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal. With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, Turner had 54 percent of the vote to Weprin’s 46 percent in unofficial results.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/14/republican-wins-house-race-in-new-york-seen-as-obama-rebuke/#ixzz1Xv7x1uG2

    • NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922!
      September 14th

      All things the Democrats did in the last New York congressional special election they did again this time. And they lost. They lost a district that went for Obama, Kerry, and Gore. They lost a district that has had a Democrat representing it for almost 90 years.

      Obama lost New York Jewish voters. He lost them because of three things.

      First, he lost them because of the economy. Even in this reliably Democrat district, the voters are upset about the economy. No amount of spin can change that polling.

      Second, he lost them because for three years the Democrats have said Jewish voters love Obama and they really don’t.

      Third, and the one that will get little if any play in the mainstream media except frivolous debunking, the voters in NY-09 rejected David Weprin’s vote in favor of gay marriage. Yes, yet again we see a reliably Democrat area rebel against Democrats pushing gay marriage.

      http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/09/14/ny-09-goes-republican-for-the-first-time-since-1922/

    • Isn’t that Grrrrrrrreat news? In NY of all places. 90 years since a Republican was elected in that district. The only bad thing about it is that now, for certain, they’ll redistrict that district out of existence. It’s a heavily Jewish district, so read the Tea leaves, Barry.

  2. Republican Wins in Nevada House Special Election
    September 14, 2011

    LAS VEGAS – Former Republican state senator Mark Amodei has won Nevada’s special election to fill a seat in the U.S. House. Amodei easily bested Democrat Kate Marshall Tuesday in the rural Nevada district that has never elected a Democrat. Amodei is a former state GOP chairman. He promised to fight for a balanced budget amendment in Congress and signed an anti-tax pledge.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/14/republican-wins-in-nevada-house-special-election/#ixzz1Xvv9mOuy

  3. Fight the Smears Replacement! Attack Watch!

    Obama campaign launches website to fight misinformation
    By Daniel Strauss – 09/13/11 05:07 PM ET

    The Obama campaign is launching a new website to handle misinformation against President Obama. In an email, Obama’s reelection campaign manager, Jim Messina, announced the formation of AttackWatch.com.

    “Forming the first line of defense against a barrage of misinformation won’t be easy,” Messina wrote in a fundraising email to campaign supporters. “Our success will depend on a team of researchers and writers to stay on the lookout for false claims about the President and his record, bring you the facts, and hold our opposition accountable.” As an example, Messina mentioned a claim by presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that Obama was president when the Troubled Asset Relief Program was passed into law.

    Messina said the site will be running from now through November 2012.

    “So if you’re worried about the negativity we’re seeing from the other side — and you should be — this is your chance to help spread the truth,” Messina added in the email. “From now through November 2012, AttackWatch.com will provide a home for accurate information, a forum for you to report attacks and tools to fight back, and a news feed to track the latest events as they happen.”

    The Obama administration has had to deal with aggressive attacks throughout his time in office. Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate earlier this year after polls showed an increasing number of Americans did not know whether Obama was born in the U.S

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/181301-obama-campaign-launches-website-to-fight-misinformation

    • Oh, thanks for that link, Bridgette. I was going to look it up today. Jamie Allman, a radio host, suggests that people report smears against the Tea Party and use the email address of the Huffington Post or some other lib rag as the source. They’re already doing so. His guest Stacy Washington, also a conservative, said that since Obama is SUPPOSED to be the POTUS of ALL the people, including conservatives, then why not report smears against conservatives, too? Here’s her site http://stacyontheright.com/

      You can see the smears page without entering an email. Just click “go to” at the bottom. It says, “support the truth”. We the People support the truth. So let’s have the truth about:

      1. his birth certificate
      2. his parentage
      3. his grades in college
      4. who paid for his schooling
      5. his social security number
      6. his selective service registration
      7. who wrote his books

      I could go on, but you have the picture. Look at the categories:
      * Israel and Middle East Falsehoods (Barry’s not a “strong ally” of Israel–TRUE, btw)

      * Gun Control Gossip (Barry plans to use UN to take our guns away–TRUE, btw)

      * Tarp Bank Bailout Smears (that Barry signed the bill–well, that’s false, GWB did, but who says it?)

      * Obama Birth Certificate Myth (people continue to question the document’s authenticity, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary–TRUE, we do continue to question it; FALSE, there’s NO evidence whatsoever of it’s authenticity. In fact, NOBODY’S SEEN “the document” except perhaps the HDOH and Judith Corley. An image on the Internet is not a document. A copy on white paper handed to the media is not a CERTIFIED birth certificate.)

      Have we been reported as a smearing blog yet? If any blog like ours or any other that tells the truth about Obama gets reported, then we all ought to develop and proudly wear a logo, like the “blog of the day” logo.

      Doesn’t this entire thing smack of “Youth for Hitler”? Brownshirts? Spy on and REPORT your neighbors, especially if they criticize (smear) That One. Here we go again. Fight the Smears, redux.

      Heard someone on radio talking about how in some states it’s illegal to videotape the cops doing anything. With the proliferation of cell phone cameras, it seems that authorities don’t like getting caught on tape, so some areas make it illegal. “Record no evil.” That way, nothing to investigate. Nothing to report. Nobody knows what’s REALLY going on. Totalitarianism wins. Transparency loses.

      The radio host said that in Poland, during the communist regime, it was illegal for citizens to even come out of their homes to watch when police action took place on the streets. They couldn’t even look out their windows. If caught, they would be arrested and charged as complicit in whatever crime the person was being arrested for. This took “see no evil” to a new level.

      Barry’s peeps think they’re going to scare us. They’re not. They’re the slimy toads who don’t believe in FREEDOM. They will not win, because they’re on the losing side and on the wrong side of history. Go away, you bother us, toads.

      • I read on another site, and have lost it, but yes we are to bombard that site with lies that Barry tells or has told, and keep them busy defending the indefensible. Let them get bogged down in their own lies.

        We should begin to see the Obot talking points once again… all in sync. Podesta and his crew are going to be kept busy thinking up new nasty adjectives and spins to detract from facts. Oh, the harmony of Leftist propaganda for the Illegal Alien. In fact that term should be used repeatedly to get the word out. E-legal Alien could specifically mean he didn’t pass E verify.
        IULA = Illegal Usurping Lying Alien pronounced U La. He’s a U La. (Just brainstorming here!). I do agitate the bots by saying, Tea Hee! Hopefully, you all get it that Tea is intentionally misspelled. One bot told me I should learn to spell…it went right over his little pea brained head.

    • Conservatives Fight Back to Obama’s Attackwatch.com with Attackwatch.net! Added to the Blog Roll!

      Note the difference, the propaganda one supporting Obama ends in .com. That is the one that everyone is making a JOKE about.

      The Alternative Web Site just went up! The truthful one ends in .net

      http://www.attackwatch.net/truthfiles.html

      http://www.attackwatch.net/reportthetruth.html

      Facebook Page

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/AttackWatchNet/259853124046957?sk=wall

      Full Coverage:
      WND Archive
      The Post and Email
      The Obama Timeline
      BirtherReport.com

      Paid For By Nobama for America 🙂
      (c)2011 The Citizens of the United States
      http://www.attackwatch.net
      attackwatchnet@gmail.com

  4. Obama and the lunatic left
    President and his followers intend to end America’s greatness

    Jeffrey Kuhner Sept. 8 Snips

    President Obama is politically insane. This is the real meaning of his speech Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition, Mr. Obama is a lunatic leftist.

    Mr. Obama is a man of the hard left. He deeply loathes everything America stands for – capitalism, limited government, individual freedom and Christian civilization. In particular, he despises our exceptionalism. His stated goal is to create a “post-American world” where the United States is simply one of many countries – no bigger, better or stronger. He exhibits a form of madness, a self-loathing, reminiscent of the late pop singer Amy Winehouse. Mr. Obama keeps injecting the heroin of class warfare and socialism into our national bloodstream. And he can continue to play on the biggest stage and boast a huge audience. In the end, however, it leads to the same result: insanity and death.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/8/obama-and-the-lunatic-left/

  5. H/T Helen at T Room. Miri, this goes along with the story you found about the wealthy Saudi’s who up and left their home, cars, and all their belongings on pre 9-11, on August 30. Were they harboring terrorists? Anthony Summers broke the story in Florida, and he is in the video. Phone records and gate records of cars coming and going, discovered that 3 of the hijackers were in contact with that couple. They are connected to the royal family.

    Call For New Investigations Into 9/11 Events!
    By 9/11 Inquiry co-Chair Bob Gramham

    Posted by Helen – Monday 9/12/11

    If the Chairman of the 911 inquiry is bringing this information out 10 years friggin later what does this man and others know that we don’t? Answer, a helluvalot! This episode just really ticks me off!

    • I don’t know if this is the same article that Miri posted or a different one. I am putting it here as back up information to the video.

      Saudi couple in Fla. part of 9/11? FBI says no, others raise questions
      Sept. 13

      If true, it reveals another Saudi terrorism connection that the FBI never disclosed to the public or to the 2002 joint Congressional intelligence committee investigating the attacks, said Graham.

      Reuters quoted Graham as calling the Sarasota case “eerily similar” to the FBI’s failure to tell the intelligence committee about a former Saudi civil servant, Omar al-Bayoumi, who supported two hijackers while they were living in San Diego.

      Abdulazzi al-Hiijjii, his wife Anoud and their two children resided in a home owned by Anoud’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, in the gated Sarasota subdivision called Prestancia, according to the report.

      Among the terrorists who visited the home or called the couple was 9/11 leader Mohamed Atta, the report said. The news report was based on information from an unnamed counterterrorism official, a neighbor, subdivision administrators, the subdivision security guard and the subdivision lawyer, who said the FBI tried to get him to lure the homeowner back to the United States. According to the report, the Sarasota couple returned to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with Anoud’s father after abandoning their home.

      http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/13/7747417-saudi-couple-in-fla-part-of-911-fbi-says-no-others-raise-questions

    • It’s the same “story” but not the same report of the story. I think they should follow this as far as it goes.

      That said, however, I’m suspicious about why it’s coming out NOW. When Barry is in a fight for reelection and when he’s still, after nearly 3 years in office, running against and blaming BUSH.

      Some of the investigating I did on it the other day went to 9/11 “truther” sites. Not encouraging.

      Barry has been in office for 3 years. He and Eric Holder run the FBI, which is now itself under scrutiny for apparently “disappearing” one of the guns that killed border agent Terry, among other things.

      Barry would know what is being hidden, if anything, about connections to the Saudi royal family. I read somewhere, don’t know if it’s true, that the Saudi royal members possibly complicit are now “conveniently deceased” although supposedly of natural or explanable causes. And yet someone said in at least one case, it was a US black op that took the guy out. If true, more power to them and we don’t need to know, so long as the asshat is DEAD as a doornail.

      If it’s true, then it likely happened on GWB’s watch–taking out the complicit Saudi, I mean. After all, it wasn’t GWB who BOWED to the SAUDI KING. It was Barry. He bows to the SAUDI KING. WHY?

      Barry has been in charge for 3 years. He knows whatever the FBI and the CIA and BUSH knew. So Graham can go ask BARRY what’s being hidden. If anything.

      It’s not a stretch to imagine that the Saudi royals, who invented wahabbism in order to protect their own sorry asses and to give their too-numerous and too-unemployed male “youths” an OUTSIDE enemy to focus upon, had SOMETHING to do with the terrorist attack against us, even if only indirectly.

      THIS POTUS, BARRY, has his own connections to the Saudis. All you have to do is look up his cousin Layla and her husband.

      Of course, it’s national security to “protect” the connection to the Saudi royals, if true, BECAUSE, unfortunately, without their oil, our country grinds to a halt.

      THIS POTUS, BARRY, wants to keep it that way. Wants to keep us dependent UPON the Saudi oil. Wants us to develop “green energy” and the technologies to produce it, so he can hand it over to the Saudis, because their own resources are running out.

      And then what for the house of Saud? Kaput! That’s what. Without the money from oil, they cannot pacify their people and prevent a Saudi Spring by paying them off. They can’t eat sand. So Barry’s policies all are intended to (1) stretch the Saudi oil resources as far and as long as they can (higher prices, lower demand) and (2) use our resources to develop that alternative energy technology that we will THEN hand over to the Saudis. Somewhere on this blog I wrote about this before. In time, I will find it and link back.

      I’m just extremely suspicious that ten years after (not to be confused with that great rock group), Graham and others are bringing this up. What took so long, Bob? Why now? A huge Alinsky distraction? You be the judge.

  6. http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/join-attack-wire-today
    Is this guy paranoid or what? Only with this pResident? If Bush had done this, he would have been blasted by the press and talk shows everywhere.
    It’s ok for Obama’s Union Thugs (SEIU, Acorn, etc) to spam private Blogs and receive payment for successes thru our tax dollars? We’ve all experienced it. Now they have a website too to report anyone who voices a negative opinion. Can they now expect a personal visit from his new army of thugs? Strong Arm the patriots like you ladies who try to research and discuss the truth. Do we now need to keep a copy of the First Amendment at our fingertips? More visions of that Hope & Change! Yep, this just makes me a more dedicated, angry bible thumpin’, gun totin’, opinionated Tea Partier! Wish I knew how to tweet this.

  7. http://news.yahoo.com/house-probing-528m-loan-failed-solar-company-125931197.html

    This is getting so ridiculous. Now the WH is trying to spin the Solyndra fiasco as just a case of Barry wanting to hurry up and help get the project going, for the sake of the American people and jopsssss. Please. How stupid do they think we are?

    Check this out:

    Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee had questioned the basis of the Solyndra investigation and in July had voted against issuing subpoenas for documents from OMB. But after the bankruptcy and FBI raid, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., described the loan Wednesday as a “debacle.”

    But Democrats also argued that it’s not clear whether the company’s financial woes were just a result of unforeseen market conditions or sloppy vetting or corporate malfeasance.

    Democrats also said that failure to invest in the U.S. solar industry would amount to an economic death sentence that would allow other nations to dominate a growing business.”

    Nothing to see here folks, move along. Carney told us there’s “no evidence” of anything untoward.

    Don’t you love that part about “SLOPPY VETTING?” A habit with these people. They just HAD TO INVEST! Otherwise, a “death sentence.” How ridiculous. They’re really getting desperate now.

  8. American is being blackmailed and her citizenry is paying the piper through their wages, their energy, their thoughts and every ideal that is sacred to them. Their ancestors are disparaged and smudged. Their individualism is enslaved for the common good of the few in the know. They have come for us and they will come for our children, as well..

    The only people who won’t disclose the truth are people who have something to hide. ~ barky

  9. I thank You, Lord.

  10. If our Flag repulses you and you hold yourself above a promise of allegiance to our country, then simply do this:

    Remove Yourself. GO. Get Out. Set yourself Free from the Expectation of Loyalty and true Love. You have a choice to be free.

    Otherwise you are a traitor. A goon. A thug. An ungrateful whiner. A thief.

  11. If you love me, you have to help me pass this bill.

    Pass that bill and show your adoration for a mysterious charlatan.

    • Remember when we thought he was going to do the right thing and arrest Obama and crew? Those were the days…before he was elevated in his job by the one who he was to be investigating. Great career move, keeping the criminal evidence hidden.

  12. Have at it.

    bwahahahaaaaa and yo mama, too.

    http://tweetgrid.com/search?q=%23attackwatch

    • Some pretty darn funny comments ..making Attack Watch into the joke it is!

      BREAKING: in response to ridicule, Obama installs @RepWeiner as head of #AttackWatch and renames it… #AttackCrotch!!

      How long before this stupid test by the Democrats will be closed down? What was that other snitch website they set up that was closed shortly after opening? Remember the one where you turn in your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, neighbors? If you overheard someone at a bar, contact them. That one.

  13. US Agents Find Rocket Launcher near Mexico Border
    14 Sep 2011 08:15 PM

    MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. Border Patrol agents found a rocket launcher, assault rifles and explosives in a bag along the Rio Grande river in Texas, the agency said on Wednesday, suggesting a link to Mexico’s drug wars.

    Agents discovered the weapons on Tuesday on a quiet stretch of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about 210 miles south of San Antonio. No arrests have been made. “These deadly weapons could have had a devastating impact on communities on both sides of the border and to our agents and other law enforcement officers,” Rosendo Hinojosa, head of the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande valley, said in a statement.

    Inside the black bag were a rocket launcher, grenade launcher, six assault rifles, 20 ammunition magazines for various weapons and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 plastic explosive, the statement said.

    Mexican drug cartels often rely on grenades and assault rifles in an escalating battle among rival gangs and against security forces. More than 42,000 people have died in Mexico in drug-related violence since late 2006, when President Felipe Calderon declared war on the traffickers.

    Mexican officials have said the smuggling is driven by heavy demand for drugs among Americans and the bloodshed fueled by weapons brought across the border from the United States.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/article/2011/09/14/id/411051

    • Suggesting a link to potential jihadist terrorism, if you ask me. Jihadists disguised as Mexicans, who they can resemble. Enough to “pass”. Fast and Furious has fueled the weapons. So now are the Mexicans going to blame the USA for rocket launchers, RPGs and C-4, too? Are they legally sold in the US? Did Op Gunwalker allow them to be sold to 22-year-old kids with no visible means of support who walk into gun shops with thousands of dollars in cash? One would almost think that, given the lax border security and the refusal to CLOSE the border, this administration is HOPING for an attack of some kind. Ya think?

    • Bridgette, that link doesn’t work. Do I have to be a member to read the article?

  14. MSNBC gets cold feet about eligibility questions. Cancels interview with driving force behind ‘Where’s the Real Birth Certificate?’ banner
    Again!
    September 14, 2011 Snips

    Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND.com, was scheduled to appear on MSNBC Wednesday evening to talk about a banner that was flown over the Republican presidential debate forum in Tampa, Fla., Monday night.It demanded, “Where’s the Real Birth Certificate?”

    But the network called to cancel abruptly, only hours before the event was set to air. “This is a strange game that these TV shows play with me all the time,” said Farah. “They think it will be good television to have me on, but then their second thought is how scary it is to have someone who has a lot of experience in television and knows how to handle the opportunity.”

    The interview was scheduled to be on Hardball, where host Chris Mathews famously declared himself to be an “enemy” of those who question Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president. But he also openly wondered why Obama didn’t just put the issue to rest by releasing the proof.

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=344745#ixzz1XwsMlChA

    • Their “second thought” is orders from the POTUS or his obot peeps.

      They probably feared that Farah would produce convincing evidence to back up his assertions because, as WE KNOW, he has far more evidence than Chris Tingle–who has only copies of forged digital images.

      • Farah asks, “Why do they keep inviting me on shows only to cancel, rebook, cancel, rebook and cancel again.” Farah may be too honest for his own good. He can’t think like slimy political toady operatives, pretending to be journalists.

        They know when a story is hitting the airwaves and is NEWS. People SAW the banner. People were curious. They invited him, canceled, rebooked, canceled, rebooked, canceled for one reason: To tie him up. To keep him off OTHER shows. To keep his schedule up in the air so that the story would die down and he’d get the least amount of publicity.

        They never intended to have him on. They just wanted to reserve his time so he’d think he’d be on and then miss opportunities to be elsewhere. That’s my opinion. What he ought to do is have his people make it a binding contract. If that’s possible.

  15. From a Yahoo comment board: Funny!
    Top Ten Tweets to “#AttackWatch”…

    10) Hey #Attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM’s in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!
    9) Caught my toddler water-boarding one of his toys in the dog bowl.
    8) Turn in 15 neighbors get a free waffle at IHOP!
    7) I wish to report my racist neighbor. He keeps refusing to drink his coffee black!
    6) Obama’s job czar, Jeffrey Immelt, is sending lots of jobs to China. Please stop him.
    5) Rumor has it somebody is selling guns to Mexican drug lords. Please look into this.
    4) Hey @AttackWatch, some batty Orwellians created a website advocating snitching on peeps!
    3) I would like to report 7 of Obama’s states are missing, I can only locate 50.
    2) It’s rumored Obama said there are 57 states… Austrian is a language… and Cinco de Quatro is a Mexican holiday. Please investigate!
    1) I’m confused, are we supposed to report lies ABOUT Obama or lies told BY Obama?

  16. Off to jail with her…the Irony 🙂

    Published on: September 15, 2011
    By ALEXANDER HITCHEN, NATIONAL ENQUIRER

    First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA is being accused of break­ing the law over a gift she gave French First Lady CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY!

    Michelle presented Carla with a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic gui­tar in 2009 – but the problem is that it may have been made from wood that was illegally obtained.

    The guitar, which Michelle took from the U.S. to Strasbourg and gave to the supermodel-turned-singer wife of France’s president, has a fretboard made from rare rosewood – and that’s why Michelle could wind up singing the blues over it.

    In fact, if the first lady was aware that the guitar contained illegally obtained wood she could conceiv­ably face up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine for breaking a con­servation law called The Lacey Act!

    Ironically, it was under her hus­band President Obama’s direction that armed agents from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) raided Gibson Guitar factories in Memphis and Nashville on Aug. 24.

    The Feds removed 24 pallets of Indian rosewood and ebony, claim­ing it was illegal to import the wood because it had not been “finished” by Indian workers.

    If so, Gibson may have violated The Lacey Act, which bans inter­state trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, transported or sold.

    In 2008, the act was amended to include illegally sourced wood products, which has put Michelle in a difficult situation.

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/michelle-obama-lawbreaker

    • Monday, 05 September 2011 12:41
      Jeff Knox
      Guitars, Guns, and Federal Excesses

      On August 24, 2011, federal agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service raided offices and production facilities of the Gibson Guitar company. They sent workers home and confiscated several pallets of wood along with computer files and numerous guitars (amounting to about $2 million in lost production and property). This was the second raid on Gibson in as many years over questions about some of the wood the legendary guitar makers use in their products.

      The timing of the latest raid is convenient for the government as they are currently trying to convince a federal judge to indefinitely delay a lawsuit from Gibson demanding the return of some half-million dollars worth of ebony wood seized by federal agents back in 2009. No charges have ever been filed against the company regarding that raid, but the government has continued to refuse to return the seized wood which they suspected might have been illegally harvested in Madagascar.

      http://www.firearmscoalition.org/

    • OMG. That’s the funniest story yet. You just can’t make this stuff up! TY for sharing, Leza. Made my day.

  17. ooooo wowie, I like your hat!

    20% over the course of a decade, you say?
    Gee Wilikers, what foresight and insight!

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/15/mooch-keeping-kids-safe-from-the-scourge-of-french-fries-olive-garden-and-red-lobster-say-no-more-unless-an-adult-asks-for-them/#comments

    http://michellemalkin.com/2010/11/14/waiver-mania-the-ever-expanding-obamacare-escapee-list/

    Now comes word that Torquemada HHS Secretay Kathleen Sebelius has approved a whopping 111 waivers for businesses of all sizes, along with more unions and other providers of health insurance. The escapees include employers of many low-wage and part-time workers whose health insurance plans would otherwise be dropped, including Darden Restaurants — the parent company of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster and other chains, which employ some 34,000 people.

    Among the waivers recently granted were for employers like Darden Restaurants, which operates the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants, for 34,000 of its workers. Federal officials have granted 111 waivers to employers, insurers and union plans, who are responsible for covering about 1.2 million people.

    Darden said the waiver would allow it to offer employees access to affordable coverage as the health care law is started.

    Also on the list: Carlson Restaurants, which owns T.G.I. Friday’s, and hair salon chain Regis Corp:

    hey little girl. want some cantaloupe?

  18. Carville to Obama: Panic
    Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 Snips

    Political strategist and former Clinton adviser James Carville thinks it’s time for President Barack Obama to . . . panic.

    Following the results in two highly watched U.S. House elections Tuesday — a stunning upset with a Republican win in New York and and another GOP victory in Nevada — Carville says he can think of only one word of advice for the president: Panic. “We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It’s pretty damn clear they are not happy campers.

    “This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.”

    And then, Carville offers advice to the president in a CNN column. Step 1: “Fire somebody. No — fire a lot of people.”

    He goes on to say that Obama’s team of advisers, hard-working as they may be, aren’t cutting it.
    “It’s time to show them the exit. Wake up — show us you are doing something.”

    Carville says the president needs to start investigating those on Wall Street who are “utterly ruining the economic fabric of our country. Demand from the attorney general a clear status of the state of investigation concerning these extraordinary injustices imposed upon the American people. I know Attorney General Eric Holder is a close friend of yours, but if his explanations aren’t good, fire him too. Demand answers to why no one has been indicted.”

    Finally, Carville says Obama must stick to his own explanations and stop suggesting things are improving because, “evidently they are not.” “The course we are on is not working. The hour is late, and the need is great. Fire. Indict. Fight.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/carville-obama-panic-2012/2011/09/15/id/411086?s=al&promo_code=D0FD-1

    • Awww… Carville is upset with the One! Better idea James, tell him to resign now. Do like it that you are telling him to fire Holder…we do agree with that one. But they are in toooo deep now for him to go. We’d rather see him stick around and watch the indictments against him from a multitude of corrupt things he’s been involved in.

      Can you imagine the Left thinks Obama is getting bad advice? Carville says Obama lies when he says things are improving…oh my. Oh..I misread it, he suggests is used instead of he lies.

      This is such a hilarious piece that I can’t contain myself from laughing. The Left is getting REBUKED James! But that AttackWatch should really help! How’s that working for ya so far?

    • The trouble is that Carville is talking about indicting the WRONG PEOPLE. Carville wants to “go against the austerity garbage.” GARBAGE? That says it all. It’s garbage to stop spending money you don’t have? To stop borrowing money you can’t pay back? To stop bankrupting our country and its future?

  19. Hitler Discovers ATTACKWATCH is a Joke!

  20. Arrest this man for treason!

    o’bot’s don’t bother reporting me to AttackWatch, I already reported myself! LMAO. Put a fork in him, he’s done…..

    Obama: ‘I’d like to work my way around Congress’
    September 15, 2011 1:30am
    by Byron York Chief Political Correspondent

    Facing growing opposition to his economic proposals and dimming prospects that Congress will pass other parts of his agenda, President Obama told a Hispanic group in Washington Wednesday that when it comes to the issue of immigration, “I’d like to work my way around Congress.”

    “As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a few weeks back, I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own,” Obama told a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “There are times where — until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again — I’d like to work my way around Congress.”

    As he continued, Obama conceded that “we’ve got laws on the books that have to be upheld.” But he quickly added there are different ways to uphold the laws on the books. “You know as well as anyone that…how we enforce those laws is also important,” Obama said.

    Last month, the administration made a major, unilateral change in immigration law enforcement when it announced that the government will not initiate deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants unless they have committed serious crimes. To critics, Obama had indeed worked his way around Congress. To the Hispanic Caucus, Obama said his new policy will “prioritize criminals who endanger our communities, not students trying to achieve the American dream.”

    The bigger problem, Obama said, is that sort of unilateral enforcement (or non-enforcement) only goes so far. “We live in a democracy, and at the end of the day, I can’t do this all by myself under our democratic system,” he said. “If we’re going to do big things — whether it’s passing this jobs bill, or the DREAM Act, or comprehensive immigration reform — we’re going to have to get Congress to act.”

    This is the second time in recent months that Obama has publicly mused about going around Congress to enact immigration reform. In that speech to La Raza in July, he said that “some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own” — a prospect Obama said he found “very tempting.” But the president quickly added, “that’s not how our system works.”

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-id-work-my-way-around-congress

    • “how we enforce those laws is also important.”

      More like how they DON’T enforce the laws. Immigration laws. Hate crime laws when victims are not “protected classes”. Voter rights laws when perps are “protected classes.”

      I can’t do this all by myself under our democratic system.” “that’s not how our system works.”

      So what is he really saying here? What’s he telling them? TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA AND THE SYSTEM SO HE CAN BE A DICTATOR.

      If not, why, then… they’ll never get their “rights” or their “redistribution” or their “retribution” or their “reconquista” for that matter.

      This man is SWORN to uphold the laws and the Constitution and he gripes to illegal aliens that he has to follow the law. When will CONGRESS ACT? When will they recognize that not only has he broken his oath, he’s also now preaching a VERY DANGEROUS ideology that is anathema to our Republic?

    • The comments are priceless and indicate that people have now, finally, got his number. This was one of the best, from a “Dowd” I can believe in (as opposed to that despicable woman Dowd):

      rfdowd: “He’s been patronized by white Libs his whole life. Went to Harvard. Likes vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard. Became a community organizer to surround himself with needy people and develop a political base with corrupt Chicago pols. Sat in Wright’s pews for 20 years to earn some street cred, then threw the Rev. under the bus. Hung with the lunatic left fringe. Had a lackluster career in the Senate. Played Hope a Dope with white libs who wanted to congratulate themselves for not being racists, even though they see everything in terms of race and gender. Steamrollered Hillary and was compared to FDR and Lincoln before setting foot in the Oval office by stenographers who think they are intellectuals and journalists when, in fact, they are neither. Anyone with a brain saw all this coming and just couldn’t believe it was happening. Well… here it is. And it’s going to get worse when the race card gets played.”

      I like this one, too:

      Cash Mccall: “He has a Soc Sec # from Connecticut which doesn’t match his name. Plus, he was never a resident of Conn. Never lived there, never worked there.

      He is an admitted pot smoker and crack head. He is as bipolar as the day is long with an narcissistic personality disorder. He has the warmth of a reptile. Nobody has any empathy for him and if he calls me a racist one more time just because I am a white male, I am going to call him Sambo. He is disrespectful and a true racist. He is the worst most polarizing white house occupant in history.”

      ROFLMAO!

  21. H/T Papoose – John Drew speaks out again.

    Even Republicans Rejected Info About Obama’s Past
    September 14, 2011

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/even_republicans_rejected_info_about_obamas_past.html

  22. Major Scandal #3 for Obama and pals! The Daily Beast outs the Obama Administration?

    Bombshell: General accused WH of pressuring him to change testimony for Democratic donor

    September 15, 2011 Snips

    With the White House already reeling over the Solyndra collapse, a new scandal may have erupted today that could make the disappearance of $535 million in taxpayer funds look like a paperwork glitch. Eli Lake starts off his new gig at The Daily Beast with a huge bombshell — an accusation made to members of Congress from a four-star Air Force general that claimed the White House pressured him to change his testimony to boost a big donor to the Democratic Party:

    The four-star Air Force general who oversees U.S. Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large Democratic donor.

    Now the Pentagon has been raising concerns about a new wireless project by a satellite broadband company in Virginia called LightSquared, whose majority owner is an investment fund run by Democratic donor Philip Falcone.

    Rep. Mike Turner told Eli that this was definitely an attempt to influence Shelton, bias his testimony, and essentially mislead Congress.

    Quite frankly, this would be a lot more blatant and much more troubling. If the White House has been leaning on the military to mislead Congress in order to benefit Democratic donors, that indicates a whole new level of corruption, one that could seriously damage the non-partisan nature of civilian control of the military. If Shelton sticks to this accusation, then Congress needs to hold immediate hearings into who exactly pressured Shelton — and from whom that person took his or her orders.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/15/bombshell-general-accused-wh-of-pressuring-him-to-change-testimony-for-democratic-donor/

    • Drip, drip, drip.

      Today they reported that emails from the OMB were going back and forth, expressing worry by Obama administration officials over the EFFECT OF A SOLYNDRA DEFAULT ON BARRY’S REELECTION. Now, riddle me this: Are employees of We the People at the Office of Management and Budget supposed to be spending their time and our resources agonizing over the next election? That sounds illegal to me. Politicking on taxpayer’s time? What is their priority? Getting Barry reelected or serving We the People? Btw, where’s the freaking BUDGET, OMB?

      “”The optics of a Solyndra default will be bad,” an official from the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a Jan. 31 email to a senior OMB official. “The timing will likely coincide with the 2012 campaign season heating up.”” http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_3e549792-35e2-599e-a0e2-ffe8fb9e6a9f.html#ixzz1Y877xad3

    • Involved GPS and what a coinkidink. Wasn’t Mark Ndesandjo into GPS?

      http://gigaom.com/broadband/lightsquared-will-buy-sprint/
      The company is based in RESTON, VA. Chairman and CEO Sanjiv Ahuja went to Columbia (was born in 1956).

      From Wikipedia:
      “Sanjiv Ahuja is currently Chairman and CEO of LightSquared a company that is developing a wholesale-only nationwide 4G LTE Long Term Evolution wireless broadband communications network integrated with satellite coverage. The company is the result of Harbinger Capital Partners acquisition in March, 2010 of satellite operator SkyTerra Communications. Sanjiv partnered with Harbinger Capital Partners Chief Executive Officer Philip A. Falcone in creating LightSquared.Sanjiv is also founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Augere, a company formed in 2007 with a vision to provide broadband access for all. Augere is currently providing wireless broadband internet services in Bangladesh and Pakistan under the brand name Qubee. As well, Sanjiv is the founder and Chairman of Eaton Telecom, which is building passive telecom infrastructure throughout Africa. Prior to founding Augere, Sanjiv was the Chief Executive Officer of Orange S.A for three years from March 2004 – April 2007. Prior to that he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer from April 2003 to March 2004. After stepping down as CEO of Orange S.A, Sanjiv was Chairman of Orange UK until September 2008.”

      “LightSquared fully supports the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Its goal is to bring broadband to all Americans.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjiv_Ahuja

      I bet they fully support it. And the general was told to say it, too!

      INVEST! STIMULUS! REDISTRIBUTE! MORE GOODIES FOR BARRY’S PEEPS! AN IPAD IN EVERY LITTLE HAND!

  23. H/T Papoose

    ATLAH Ministries – Dr. Manning
    Obama Is A Sunni Muslim

    Hon. James David Manning, PhD interviews Avi Lipkin about Barack Hussein (The Long Legged Mack Daddy) Obama planning to destroy Israel.
    Recorded September 12, 2011

    Turkey wants to return to the days of the Ottoman Empire when they were a great empire.

    Obama’s mission is destroy the Shites. Obama is supposed to be the leader against the Shites and accounts for his main speeches in Egypt and Turkey. There is a rise of the fanatical Sunni’s in both countries who want to destroy Israel.

    Lipkin says that Obama speaks Arabic, Indonesian and English.

    He also says that Obama’s plan is to allow 100 Million Muslims (as refugees) into the US as countries collapse.

    http://atlah.org/2011/09/15/obama-is-a-sunni-muslim/

  24. House passes bill targeting Boeing labor case
    By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
    Sept. 15, 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-dominated House approved a bill Thursday that would undercut the government’s labor dispute with Boeing Co., wading into a case that has angered business groups and become a major political issue in the GOP presidential primary.

    The measure, approved on a 238 to 186 vote, would ban the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to shut down plants or relocate work, even if a company violates labor laws.

    While the bill is not expected to get a vote in the Democratic-run Senate, Republicans are trying to keep up pressure on the agency over a move they claim interferes with legitimate business decisions.

    “It tells job creators they don’t have to fear an activist NLRB reversing important decisions about where to locate a business,” said Minnesota Rep. John Kline, chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6BSk0BRgGwLLy0tr

  25. Wonderful, the next communist leader of – China?

    Most-sought speakers July 2011

    Jul 11, 2011— A wide range of new speakers has entered this month’s top-10 most-sought speakers of the China Speakers Bureau. While the top positions are still held by Shaun Rein and Kaiser Kuo, we see Mark Obama Ndesandjo as the highest newcomer on place 3. But he is not the only one of the new speakers who enters the top-10: Benjamin Joffe arrived at no.6 and – a relative newcomer – Tricia Wang at no.10.

    http://www.china-speakers-bureau.com

  26. News Certified

    This gets deep-check out the buzz
    http://www.newscertified.com/media-room/press.cfm

    and under Partnersssss we have 85 Broads… hmmm what could that possibly mean?

    wonder if barky plans on heading the UN someday… we can only hope and dream… potus is just a stepping stone and the funneling of money is into his own coffers — and not some “global cartel”. We have Clinton’s Global Initiative to do that…

    Wonder where Oprah’s future leaders are now? hmmmm

  27. Obama’s do-nothing sequel
    His first stimulus having failed, still he tries again

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 Snips

    Concrete evidence of the public mood came Tuesday in special elections for House seats. In a Republican-leaning district in Nevada, the Republican won by 22 percentage points. In a New York City district Democrats have held since 1922, the Republican won by 8 points.

    Mr. Obama has responded by making more speeches touting Son of Porkulus. “If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill,” he told a friendly crowd in North Carolina.

    “If the upcoming election is all about jobs and the economy, the president’s campaign could very well be doomed,” CNN’s Jack Cafferty said Wednesday. He asked viewers if Mr. Obama should consider not running for re-election.

    Nobody in Democratic circles is defending the president any more, John Fund of The Wall Street Journal told WMAL radio in Washington D.C. In a few months senior Democrats may go to Mr. Obama and urge him not to run again, Mr. Fund speculated.

    If that doesn’t work, expect Democrats to take a sudden new interest in Mr. Obama’s birth certificate.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11261/1175208-373-0.stm#ixzz1YKX86sEu

  28. A hit job by Adam!
    California’s Top Birther Wants to Take on Feinstein
    Adam Martin 11:36 AM

    Since President Barack Obama released his birth certificate in April in an attempt to silence the “carnival barkers,” as he called them, who doubted his citizenship, those barkers have been at something of a loss for what to do next. They can’t get much traction as birthers these days, and while Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s double-down on that issue has pushed him into the realm of the supermarket tabloids, his fellow birther, Orly Taitz, has decided to go mainstream. She told The Sacramento Bee she was “absolutely” considering challenging longstanding California Senator Dianne Feinstein in the 2012 national election. From The Bee’s Capitol Alert blog:

    “I think I do have a chance specifically because I do speak Spanish and I speak Hebrew,” Taitz told The Bee after attending a town hall-style event on Latino issues at the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles.

    It wouldn’t be Taitz’s first foray into politics. The lawyer and dentist from Irvine challenged Damon Dunn as California secretary of state in 2010, losing by more than 50 percentage points, The Bee reminds us. Feinstein has seen her poll numbers slide to 41 percent recently, but former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that that wouldn’t matter. “I know this is the first time that she has gone into a race with a number so low, but she is still very much the third rail of state politics. Touch her and you go down.”

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/09/californias-top-birther-wants-take-feinstein/42647/

  29. Lehman Rocks Navy with Complaints About Political Correctness
    Ex-secretary says aviation needs swagger

    September 18, 2011

    The Navy’s former top civilian has rocked the service in a military journal article by accusing officials of sinking the storied naval air branch into a sea of political correctness.

    Former Navy Secretary John Lehman, himself a former carrier-based aviator, wrote that the swagger and daring of yesterday’s culture has given way to a focus on integrating women and, this year, gays.

    Pilots constantly worry about anonymous complaints about salty language, while squadron commanders are awash in bureaucratic requirements for reports and statistics, he added.

    “Those attributes of naval aviators — willingness to take intelligent calculated risk, self-confidence, even a certain swagger — that are invaluable in wartime are the very ones that make them particularly vulnerable in today’s zero-tolerance Navy,” said Mr. Lehman, who led the Navy in the Reagan administration.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/18/lehman-rocks-navy-complaints-about-political-corre/?page=all#pagebreak

  30. Raining on Barry’s parade. Ralph Nader and other libs say they will challenge him in the primaries: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/19/liberals-vow-challenge-obama-democratic-primaries/

  31. “In New York magazine this week, John Heilemann contends that President Obama is the “best thing Israel has going for it right now” and despite some setbacks he remains a president “every bit as pro-Israel as the country’s own prime minister — and, if you look from the proper angle, maybe even more so.”” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/oh-brother-new-york-magazine-calls-obama-the-first-jewish-president/

    I call bs on that one.

  32. Groucho Marx Saves America
    September 19, 2011

    America is roaring back — with laughter. A fed-up nation with itchy Twitter fingers is bringing down what’s left of an insufferably pompous presidency. How? By unleashing the most American weapon of all: the wisecrack.

    A hilarious barrage of catcalls and insults has greeted Obama’s latest debacle, a Soviet-style website called Attack Watch. With its terrifying design of red and black cellblocks, and scary photos of Obama’s critics looking like Mafia hoodlums, Attack Watch openly solicits Americans to turn in their friends and neighbors for thought crimes against the president. Before we revel in our countrymen’s deliciously rude response, let me show you the section of Attack Watch that truly creeps me out. Do the Stasi wannabes that write Obama’s copy really think this invitation will win us over? “Join Attack Wire – and help stop the attacks on the President before they start.”

    Within nanoseconds of Attack Watch’s debut, a parody video by Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics had blasted through the web. Then came the howls of Hurricane Twitter, a Category 5 of one-liners, as Americans competed to turn themselves in and report anti-Obama crimes.

    “Hey, #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATMs in an alley killing a job. It looked like a hate crime!” “#Attackwatch, there’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob.” “I’d like to report my neighbor – Bob, for surreptitiously scraping the Obama sticker off the bumper of his Prius.” “My neighbor won’t give me all her money even though she makes more than me. Look into this please.”

    Cont. for more laughs!

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/groucho_marx_saves_america.html

    • They should have done this in 2008. Back then, the only one (besides us chickens) openly ridiculing what sorely deserved ridicule was Sarah Palin, criticizing those fake styrofoam Greek columns. Turn about is more than fair play. Use Alinsky 101 against The One.

    • “For, increasingly, Obama has come to resemble one of those haughty buffoons in the classic Marx Brothers movies, who’s just begging for a pie in the face or banana peel under the shoe. He’s the nasty impresario in Night at the Opera or preening admiral in Duck Soup, who demands meek submission, while Harpo secretly cuts off his coattails and Chico steals his wallet. Meanwhile, Groucho gleefully insults him to his face, with a line like “Why don’t you bore a hole in yourself and let the sap run out?” or “I never forget a face, but in your case, I’d be glad to make an exception.” Cigar rakishly askew, Groucho then turns to the audience and confides, “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.””

      He really is!

      Obama’s imperial pretensions are not just idiotic; they’re also noxiously un-American. At the turn of the twentieth century, a new Jewish immigrant penned a letter that was published in a Yiddish newspaper. “In America, the president is mister, and I am also mister,” he wrote with awestruck amazement. That uniquely American earthiness derives from George Washington, who rejected the proposed title of “His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and the Protector of their Liberties” for the simple “Mr. President.” Why do I think Obama would like that title back?”

  33. Why Obama should withdraw
    Steve Chapman is a Chicago Tribune columnist
    Sept. 18 Snips

    When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” For Barack Obama, it’s more like midnight in a coal mine.

    The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can’t even sneak a cigarette. His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He’s staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don’t think would work.

    The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, “it’s going to be impossible for the president to win.” Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: “Panic.”

    But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election. He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he’s willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013.

    As it happens, there is someone at hand who fits this description: Hillary Clinton. Her husband presided over a boom, she’s been busy deposing dictators instead of destroying jobs, and she’s never been accused of being a pushover.

    Obama, meanwhile, will be on a Hawaiian beach, wrestling the cap off a Corona.

    http://chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-chapman-obama-reelection,0,622512.column

    • Yes, the Windy City has had enough of the blowhard Obama. Chicago’s most prominent newspaper endorsed Obama in 2008 and it looks like the wind is changing. Can you say, major Blow Mr. pResident?

      CHICAGO IS TELLING OBAMA NOT TO RUN! Yes, there is Hope. Not that much, since they want the other Marxist to run instead, Hillary! Note, the writer didn’t say, “Come on back to Chi-town” either. But maybe he could work FOR Rahm while he awaiting a trip to the Big House. Because it IS going to happen.

  34. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/277512/solyndra-fraud-andrew-c-mccarthy#

    Interesting article about why McCarthy believes Obama’s administration committed a crime via the Solyndra deal.

    “The criminal law, by contrast, is not content to assume the good faith of government officials. It targets anyone — from low-level swindlers to top elective officeholders — who attempts to influence the issuance of government loans by making false statements; who engages in schemes to defraud the United States; or who conspires “to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof, in any manner or for any purpose.” The penalties are steep: Fraud in connection with government loans, for example, can be punished by up to 30 years in the slammer.

    Although Solyndra was a private company, moreover, it was using its government loans as a springboard to go public. When the sale of securities is involved, federal law criminalizes fraudulent schemes, false statements of material fact, and statements that omit any “material fact necessary in order to make the statements made . . . not misleading.” And we’re not just talking about statements made in required SEC filings. Any statement made to deceive the market can be actionable. In 2003, for example, the Justice Department famously charged Martha Stewart with securities fraud. Among other allegations, prosecutors cited public statements she had made in press releases and at a conference for securities analysts — statements in which she withheld damaging information in an effort to inflate the value of her corporation and its stock.

    That’s exactly what President Obama did on May 26, 2010, with his Solyndra friends about to launch their initial public offering of stock. The solar-panel company’s California factory was selected as the fitting site for a presidential speech on the virtues of confiscating taxpayer billions to prop up pie-in-the-sky clean-energy businesses.”
    *******

    But that wasn’t the only law they broke. They also broke a 2005 law (with NO enforcement teeth) that forbade them from restructuring that loan to put Friends of Barry ahead of taxpayers as creditors. Of course, that’s an old trick by Obama. They did the same with the bailouts of auto companies. Put unions ahead of other creditors.

    I know someone who very nearly invested in Solyndra, believing that it was the way to go. The wave of the future. Solar energy. Backed by the government, what could go wrong with THAT investment? Plenty! Saved by the bell. More from McCarthy:

    “As president, Obama had a fiduciary responsibility to be forthright about Solyndra’s grim prospects — in speaking to the American taxpayers whose money he had redistributed, and to the American investors who were about to be solicited for even more funding. Instead, he pulled a Martha Stewart.

    The president looked us in the eye and averred that, when it came to channeling public funds into private hands, “We can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra.” He bragged that the $535 billion loan had enabled the company to build the state-of-the-art factory in which he was then speaking. He said nothing about how Solyndra was continuing to lose money — public money — at a catastrophic pace. Instead, he painted the brightest of pictures: 3,000 construction workers to build the thriving plant; manufacturers in 22 states building an endless stream of supplies; technicians in a dozen states constructing the advanced equipment that would make the factory hum; and Solyndra fully “expect[ing] to hire a thousand workers to manufacture solar panels and sell them across America and around the world.” Not content with that rosy portrait, the president further predicted a “ripple effect”: Solyndra would “generate business for companies throughout our country who will create jobs supplying this factory with parts and materials.” Sure it would. The auditors had scrutinized Solyndra and found it to have, from its inception, a fatally flawed business model that was hurtling toward collapse. Obama touted it as a redistribution success story that would be rippling jobs, growth, and spectacular success for the foreseeable future.

    It was a breathtaking misrepresentation. [Is a wealthy white woman to be treated differently from an African-American POTUS? It appears that disparate treatment under the law is no longer forbidden.] Happily, it proved insufficient to dupe investors who, unlike taxpayers, get to choose where their money goes. They stacked what the administration was saying against what the PWC auditors were saying and wisely went with PWC. … OMB had figured out that there was no economic sense in restructuring: Solyndra was heading for bankruptcy anyway, and an immediate liquidation would net the government a better deal — about $170 million better. The case for leaving things where they stood was so palpable that OMB openly feared “questions will be asked” if DOE proceeded with an unjustifiable restructuring. So, with numbing predictability, the Obama administration proceeded with an unjustifiable restructuring. In exchange for lending some of their own money and thus buying more time, Solyndra officials were given priority over taxpayers with respect to the first $75 million in the event of a bankruptcy — the event all the insiders and government officials could see coming from the start, and that hit the rest of us like a $535 billion thunderbolt last week. … The word for such schemes is fraud.”
    ******

    But unfortunately, as we have learned over the past few years, the LAW and the Constitution mean NOTHING in the Obamanation.

    Now it’s crunch time, Congress–DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. Do your duty. Do what you are SWORN to do. Is every last one of you complicit? Will every last one of you flout your duty and your oath to uphold the LAW?

    Impeach Obama NOW.

  35. So I go over to Drudge and he has this story:
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/182553-issa-to-investigate-government-loan-programs

    “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that his committee plans to investigate government loan programs to private corporations in light of allegations of improper dealings between the White House and failed energy company Solyndra and wireless start-up LightSquared. … Republicans have also charged that the White House pressured an Air Force general to revise testimony before a closed congressional hearing to aid LightSquared, a wireless start-up company. Emails between the company and the White House make mention of the fact that the company’s CEO would be attending Democratic fundraisers in Washington, and administration officials met with executives from the company on the same day that CEO Sanjiv Ahuja wrote a $30,400 check to the Democratic National Committee.

    The company is facing a tough regulatory road after initial tests showed LightSquared’s technology had been found to interfere with military and aviation GPS. But both the company and White House have denied any influence-peddling. Although Issa did not specifically accuse the White House of wrongdoing, he suggested that government loan programs tempted corruption.”

    Now that’s what I call getting tough. NOT! He didn’t “specifically accuse” them of “wrongdoing?” WHY NOT? It’s fraud any way you look at it. And it’s CORRUPTION. He wants to examine whether it’s ethical for them to reward donors. WHAT? Whether it is? Obviously not.

    WTF is their problem? Anybody but Barry would already have been perp walked. Certainly if he were a Republican, he would be in jail already. Or impeached and then indicted. Is this man above ALL LAWS as well as the Constitution? Is Issa really on our side or is he running RINO interference for That One? Making it appear as if something’s being done until the clock runs out and everybody forgets the scandals?

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