Do As Obama Says–Not As Obama Does – Open Thread

© Miri WTPOTUS April 13, 2012

Pay your “fair share” of taxes. 

Hate the rich (but not Obama).

Hate the 1%, like Mitt Romney, who probably pay less than their secretaries. 

Do as I say, not as I do.  In a Friday afternoon document dump, the Obamas released their tax return:

President Obama and his wife, Michele, gave a total of $48,000 in tax-free gifts to their daughters, according to tax records made public on Friday.

The president and his wife separately gave each daughter a $12,000 gift under a section of the federal tax code that exempts such donations from federal taxes.

There is nothing illegal about the president’s taking advantage of this tax shelter, but it does raise eyebrows given that he has lamented the myriad tax exemptions used by the wealthy—“millionaires and billionaires” like himself—to pay less in taxes. He has yet to propose a comprehensive plan to reform the byzantine tax code. …

The Obamas paid a total federal tax rate of 20.5 percent on a gross adjusted income $789,674, which would typically fall within the top federal rate of 35 percent. According to an analysis of the president’s tax return, he may have paid a lower rate than his secretary despite making more than eight times as much money as she did.

The Obama’s untaxed gift to their daughters will leave American taxpayers to subsidize the college education of the children of the multi-millionaire Obamas.

[Home mortgage interest? See page 6.]

According to another story, Obama doesn’t qualify as “rich enough” for his own Buffett Rule:

The Buffett Rule calls for those making over $1 million a year to pay a minimum tax rate, named after billionaire Warren Buffett. The president did earn over $1 million in previous years–$1.7 million in 2010 and $5.5 million in 2009. …

The release, four days before Tuesday’s tax deadline, capped a week in which the president repeatedly spoke about the obligation of the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes. It also provided Obama’s campaign the opportunity to once again jab Republican Mitt Romney for his refusal to release more information on his tax-paying history.

The Obamas adjusted gross income was their lowest income since 2004 …

This was the first year since 2006 that the Obama family income dipped below $1 million. In 2010, his adjusted gross income was $1.7 million; in 2009, it was $5.5 million.

Different strokes for different folks.  They are not your “everyday people.”

167 responses to “Do As Obama Says–Not As Obama Does – Open Thread

  1. Obama Campaign Unveils New Class Warfare Calculator
    Keith Koffler April 16, 2012 Snip

    The Obama campaign today introduced its shiny new Class Warfare Calculator, an online application that allows you to find out how Mitt Romney is a wealthy scoundrel who is cheating the tax system while you pay your fair share.

    So you can resent him and those like him who were handed their wealth by The Man. Or someone.

    In an email dispatched this afternoon, Obama 2012 operative Stephanie Cutter introduced the delightful new product, which lets you compare your tax rate to that of “millionaire” Mitt Romney, who is described as having paid a rate of 13.9 percent in 2010.

    • Oh, I’m positive that their calculator will be accurate.

      Ha! It looks like a ploy to collect incomes and link them with email addresses. They ask first for your annual income, then on the next page, they ask for your email address. Do you have to give it in order to learn your results? This is a campaign website, looks like.

    Check this out….Clinton and Bettina Viviano are doing it!
    In our life time! Lights…. Camera … ACTION…..

    April 16, 2012 Snips

    Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Barry Dunham aka Barack Dunham – all known aliases of the occupant in the White House. I will refer to him as Barry Soetoro since that appears to be the last known legal name of the mystery man.
    As I have written in many columns, Barry cannot be impeached. He usurped the office of the presidency. The only legal method to remove him is through the Quo Warranto statute. A proper QW was filed on January 3, 2012, by presidential candidate, Montgomery Blair Sibley. He filed a Certified Petition for Writs Quo Warranto and Mandamus in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the proper legal forum. The judge, Amy Jackson Berman, apparently doesn’t have the courage to address this issue because she has refused to respond.
    Unfortunately, a new effort is underway and being heavily promoted by popular talk show hosts like Alex Jones. ‘Impeach 2012’ is a project by Sean Stone, son of movie producer, Oliver Stone. Another wasted effort by someone who, while his intentions may be from the heart, apparently has zero understanding of the constitutional problem of impeaching someone who never held the office. THAT is the meat of the legal issue.
    But, how do we legally deal with it as we wait to see what the U.S. Supreme Court decides on April 20, 2012, and beyond?

    By demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to deal with only one issue: The forged birth certificate. The role of a special counsel is to investigate wrong doing by the Executive Branch. Barry Soetoro released a forged document in his “official” capacity on April 27, 2011. He “owns it” now and for that alone, a special counsel could be appointed.

      The renewed motion for leave to file a petition for
      a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under
      seal is granted.
      The motion of petitioner to expedite consideration of the
      petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.

      So they denied expediting it, but didn’t deny giving it. What’s up with this? Anyone know? Running out the clock? How long until it’s considered, if they deny expediting it?

      • Sibley will add commentary on his site I think. I will check.

        Here it is:

        Tuesday, April 24, 2012

        Justice Delayed, Justice Denied and the Number 23
        It was no surprise to me that last Friday the Supreme Court denied my request that they expedite the determination of my petition which sought to compel the District Court to expedite resolution of my quo warranto suit against Barack Hussein Obama, II.

        It is particularly saddening however. As of Friday, twenty-three (23) magistrates (1 District Court judge, 13 Circuit Court judges and 9 Supreme Court Justices) have refused to promptly adjudicate a seminal question: What does the eligibility requirement of Article II, Section 1 that a President be a “natural born Citizen” mean?

        That question has never been directly answered by a federal court; though the considered weight of the legal scholarship on that issue persuasively concludes it means: (i) born in the United States, (ii) of two United States citizens. Clearly, Mr. Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen. Ergo, Mr. Obama is not eligible to be President. In the 19th Century, that refusal to adjudicate would have been considered “treason to the Constitution” and a magistrate might well have lost his life-time appointment to the bench.

        But what of the number 23? I don’t mean to go all Kabbalah but I am headed now to the Grand Jury as that is last bastion of the citizen’s right to compel their government to comply with the law. How many jurors are there on the Grand Jury? That’s right, Twenty Three.

        • REFUSED…REFUSED? Is the entire judicial system now corrupt? They don’t want to take on the rule of law in this country?

          Is there not one judge who has our country’s best interest at heart? Is there not one judge who upholds the Constitution? Have all the judges in this country received a memo that included photos of a horse’s head in their bed? What is the hold that this administration has over everyone that opposes Obama in a court of law? This is one bad dream after another = a friggin’ nightmare.

          • He said earlier on his blog that this won’t be decided before the nominating convention in Sept. So there’s our answer. Unless it’s not as bad as it seems at first glance. Having gotten themselves into this pickle, they need an easy way to ease out of it. If the DemocRATS for some reason do not nominate Obama or if he loses in November, then by the time they consider this challenge, it will be a moot point. Then they will simply dismiss it and they won’t have to ignore his VALID argument (that they must know is valid and constitutional) and at the same time they won’t have to make a judgment that Obama was NEVER eligible, with all the mess that would leave behind. They likely believe that this is in the best interest of the country. That’s the same reason WHY the media and the Congress, especially the Republicans, do their best to ignore it. AT THIS POINT, chaos will result and (they think) race riots at worst or racial animosity for decades to come (at best) will ensue. OR, as you suggest, the horse head in the bed …

            However, amazingly enough, I heard a radio talk show host yesterday say that the fix is in for Romney. He said the MEDIA is fixing it for Romney and that Romney WILL BE the next POTUS. While that may be true, I never thought I’d hear anyone actually claim that the media will get Romney elected. We’ve always suspected he was the annointed one for this election, but I figured annointed to lose, as McCain was chosen by the media to lose. Time will tell.

  4. “Ann Barnhardt Unloads on the Complicit Politicians in DC Ignoring Obama’s Ineligibility”

  5. “Gary Wilmott vs Larry Elder: Obama’s Identity and Felony Document Fraud”



      • Larry is black and they must stick together with the black man they elected no matter that he is the worst person ever to occupy the WH, no matter that his life and history is a sham, and that he is a con man. He represents them. What a shame, really, what a shame.

  6. thepeacockreport

    The original simply referred to Obama’s “former home nation,” and was corrected to reflect that he is of Kenyan heritage. No other changes were made. Acknowledging this change in the article is again reflective of journalistic integrity.

    • Welcome. We’re happy to set the record straight. If I understand correctly, you originally meant to write that he’s OF Kenyan heritage but you instead wrote that Kenya is his “former home nation?” That sounds more like an outright mistake in choosing words than a mistake of “judgment.” Can’t argue with you for wanting to be neutral and maintain objectivity. If only the mainstream media would do the same.

  7. I watched this last night, and Beckel didn’t see the guy showing his fingers of 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 -1 Live (back from the break). He then started saying that he wasn’t told and blaming Hannity. He was arguing with a tea party gal and she was getting the best of him. He shut up and then looked worried that his outburst would get him fired, and Hannity stuck up for him…why? It went on for several minutes of determining why he didn’t know the show was back from the break. He refused to apologize. Hannity should run the show better is something like he said. He didn’t want to take responsibility for his use of the word. I can’t stand him so it would be great if he was fired.

    ‘I’m Going to Be Fired’: Bob Beckel Detonates a High-Volume ‘What the F***’ Live on Hannity
    April 16, 2012

  8. “Obama didn’t write his own course syllabus”
    open (Here it is) in red… Packet #1 and #2

  9. Hey everyone,
    While I’m thinking about it now, do you guys remember Justin Riggs, the guy who was working on the certification of nominations back several years ago? I think that someone else was working along with him. Anyway, if you remember him, do you know what happened to him? I remember that he was going on vacation, and before he went he was telling everyone that he had found out something extremely important, and that he would share it when he got back. Well, he never did come back. I remember other people looking for him, too!

    • Hawaii Democratic Party Did Not Certify Obama’s Eligibility …… – Similarto Hawaii Democratic Party Did Not Certify Obama’s Eligibility …

      Sep 20, 2010 … By omitting certain words in its 2008 Certificate of Nomination — words ….. Thanks very much Eowyn for your diligence and hard work on this matter. ….. Isn’t this the research done by Justin Riggs and jbjd a long while back?

  10. Kyle: TWO DIFFERENT Official Certification of Nomination forms …… – Similarto Kyle: TWO DIFFERENT Official Certification of Nomination forms …

    Sep 11, 2009 … Justin Riggs of appears to have been on a letter-writing campaign. … concerning two different Certifications of Nomination signed by her. … But why did he just stop working on it once he had the proof?

    • Well, he had that blog called Your Fellow Citizen. I’ve seen the one that you’re showing, Renee. He really had something important to tell everyone, and people were asking him, please tell us now. Then he says, I’ll tell you as soon as I get back. It’s extremely important and kind of earth-shattering or whatever.

      • Can you go ask jbjd about him Kitty ?

        • I have thought about that, but I don’t think that she likes me very much.
          Also, I know that Leo was talking to him, which I guess Leo kind of knew him. I still think it’s strange that he just disappeared like that when he had put so much work into it.

  11. (so long…. middle of page 7-8 is best)
    Parts about GZ and TM /obama

  12. Dr. Manning thinks BHO has aids. I think I said that as an earlier comment looking at a recent photo. Just blogs doing the Re-vetting as this information is reviewed.

    Sinclair: I did oral sex and coke with Obama
    April 16, 2012 by Dr. Eowyn

    Remember this iconic photo of Obama flaunting his 6-pack on a Honolulu beach in December 2008, mere days before his inauguration?

    Most shocking of all is Rev. James David Manning’s speculation that Obama may have AIDS.

    • Now that you’re talking about BO and AIDS, I remember seeing a thing once that someone linked several years ago on that African site. Remember the one about the MO and the whitey tapes?

      They had a link reporting STDs and people who had STDs. BO was on there with AIDS.

      • They had a link reporting STDs and people who had STDs. BO was on there with AIDS.

        kittycat77, that link is somewhere here on one of the threads. I posted it a few months back.

      • I have been trying to find out if Kenya has any mandatory testing for HIV for its citizens coming and going from the country. Wondering because Obama and Michelle made a big deal, as a humanitarian and educational gesture supposedly, to be tested while “visiting” Kenya. At the time of reading about it, eons ago, I thought it was a convenient and slick way to get tested to find out if HIV. I wondered if Michelle took seriously Larry’s allegations and knew if tested in US a positive result would be reported to CDC or something of the sort. Testing in US around the time Larry was really pushing with his information would have only given credit to the allegations. Wonder also, if the overseas testing was done soon after Larry sent Michelle a letter with identifying information that only her husband’s doctor or her would know about. Kenya would keep mum about the results for say, uhm, a payoff like they just received from the US??? So, if went to get tested because mandatory for citizen’s, then well, what does that make him? Or using a “cause” as cover for needed and demanded by Michelle testing? Either way, seems something is being admitted.


    Another case of James O’Keefe’s peeps getting offered ballots for famous folks. And they learned you need ID to get into Media Matters. You don’t even need ID to vote or be potus!

    Ted Nugent….love this man!! Ann Barnhardt …and Bettina Viviano !!
    Red Hot… courage… Speaking UP and TELLING the TRUTH!

    • Ted says it like no one else…yet he will be “investigated” by the goon squads of the Obama administration. He speaks to those gun holding patriots! This is the group (NRA) the Left can’t roll over and even get close to. These are ones the Left fears because there is no way they are giving up their guns!

      I expect the Left will go crazy over this and start targeting Ted.

      • They will go crazy trying to connect Romney to Ted’s “violent rant” but they will go out of their way to disconnect Barry from the New Black Panthers, who are far more obviously connected to Holder and Obama than Romney to Nugent.

  15. Leza,
    Is it a place called

  16. Michelle is weighing in on the Supreme Court and gay issues:
    “First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama’s argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans’ security, freedoms and whether they can “love whomever we choose” — a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. [WE?]

    “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light,” she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. “I hope you all are fired up and ready to go.” [Can you believe this messianic crap again?]

    Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her husband’s landmark health care law is constitutional. A decision could come in June.

    We cannot forget the impact the Court’s decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose,” she said in a ringing defense of the president’s record. [She does like to snark as well as Barry does. Seriously! Who’s a threat to our privacy, security, free speech, and free worship? They know exactly our charges against him so they so enjoy pretending that it’s their opponents who are the radical threats to our Republic.]

    Asked about similar statements in the past, the White House has denied that they reflect any newfound White House support for gay marriage. Kristina Schake, the First Lady’s communications director, said Tuesday that it “refers to the importance of the Supreme Court for deciding many issues.”

    “The President and First Lady firmly believe that gay and lesbian Americans and their families deserve legal protections and the ability to thrive just like any other family,” she said.

    Obama press secretary Jay Carney, asked about similar comments from the First Lady in March, said she was specifically referring to the president’s decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars recognition of same-sex marriage.”

    They’re trying to fire up their entire “base”. They’ve invented a bogus War on Women, they’ve tried to start a race war via the Trayvon Martin case, and now they’re trying to rile up the LGBT “community”. Anybody left out? Oh, yeah. Illegal aliens. Vote and vote often. 🙂

    Speaking of which, Zimmerman’s hispanic neighbors came out today to speak in his defense. Telling the media that they personally witnessed him bandaged on the day after the shooting. That his nose was swollen and broken, too. Interesting, huh? Like I said, the “visuals” of him being booked would make him sympathetic to the hispanic community in Florida. The neighbors also said that they talked to the cops, but that Corey’s new investigative team never contacted them.


    That story has a list of the key players in the GSA scandal, which is part of why they’re going all out on the “distractions” this week.

    “It’s getting heated on the Hill. Former and current employees of the General Services Administration (GSA) are being publicly grilled this week in repeated congressional hearings following the disclosure of a scandal involving a lavish 2010 conference for federal employees that carried an $830,000 price tag, billed to America’s taxpayers.

    Some of the key players in the scandal have accepted culpability, some are keeping quiet, and some we’ve had the pleasure of watching in the now-infamous videos created for the conference. The acting GSA administrator, Dan Tangherlini, has stated that currently 12 officials have been terminated or placed on leave in connection to the scandal.”

    • Placed on leave with full pay – not exactly tough on them. If they resign, they resign with full pay or pensions too. Congress needs to change the rules for situations like this. It wouldn’t happen in the private sector. But oh wait, the government employees are part of the unions, aren’t they. That is why it is so difficult to get rid of the non productive employees or those that don’t do the work, or are criminals. Yet it appears there are upcoming hearings where bribes and kickbacks will be exposed. We can expect some criminal trials? So far all of the criminal behavior we have knowledge of and have observed, the scoundrels are getting away with. No penalties, no trials, and on to another job with another democratic agency.

      I think I heard the head administrator had to take 12 trips to Las Vegas to determine if that resort was where they should hold their convention. 12 trips – really? The cost was around $135,000. to the taxpayers for his trips. When I put on conventions, we also did fact finding trips…but you know who paid? The hotels that wanted our business paid for everything for 2 – 3 days. We had a contract from them when we left for everything we needed, and all we had to do was sign it. We went to 3 or 4 places and a determination was made from those trips. We didn’t need 12 trips to the same place. The GSA needs a meeting coordinator to take over for the job the Administrator (Jeffrey Neely) apparently was unqualified to do. I doubt that the responsibility of locating a meeting place is in his list of job responsibilities. He took the taxpayers for a real plane ride…or should I say 12 rides! Nice of his wife to put his photo of him in the bathtub up on Facebook too! Classy.

      I watched one segment of the hearing and saw all of these jokers take the 5th. The funniest one was of Neely when asked if he was employed by the GSA, and he took the 5th. It was ridiculous. He was advised to answer all questions the same way.

  18. They don’t show the documents.

    Revealed; Official fears from U.S. and UK over President Obama’s ‘anti-American’ and ‘anti-white’ father
    By Claire Ellicott and Sam Greenhill
    17 April 2012 Snips

    Now it emerges that similar fears were expressed about his father, who was categorised with others as ‘anti-American and anti-white’ when he moved to the United States in 1959. Mr Obama Snr had grown up in Kenya under British rule and aroused the fears of both colonial officers and American officials when he won a chance to study in Hawaii. The officials felt Kenyan students were ‘academically inferior’ with a ‘bad reputation’ for turning anti-American.

    A memo from a British diplomat in Washington to Whitehall – released today by the National Archives in West London – sets out their concerns about the young Kenyans. Dated September 1, 1959, it says: ‘I have discussed with the State Department. They are as disturbed about these developments as we are. They point out that Kenya students have a bad reputation over here for falling into the wrong hands and for becoming both anti-American and anti-white.’ In one of the Foreign Office files, the future president’s father appears on a list of Kenyan students as ‘OBAMA, Barack H’ – they shared the same name.

    Mr Obama Snr was among 100 or so Kenyan students brought to America by the African American Students Foundation. U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader</em>. ‘The motives behind this enterprise, therefore, seem more political than educational,’ warned a letter from the British Embassy in Washington. It added: ‘The arrival here of these students, many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture, is likely to give rise to difficult problems.’

    Mr Obama Snr, who died in 1982, is not singled out for concern in any of the documents. After leaving Hawaii he took a PhD in economics at Harvard and later became a senior economist with the Kenyan government.

  19. Obama’s ‘anti-American’ and ‘anti-white’ father
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Now it emerges that similar fears were expressed about his father, who was categorised with others as ‘anti-American and anti-white’ when he moved
    to the United States in 1959.Mr Obama Snr had grown up in Kenya under British rule and aroused the fears of both colonial officers and American officials when he won a chance to study in Hawaii. The officials felt Kenyan students were ‘academically inferior’ with a ‘bad reputation’ for turning anti-American.A memo from a British diplomat in Washington to Whitehall – released today by the National Archives in West London – sets out their concerns about the young Kenyans.

  20. Sad news. Dick Clark died today at 82 years old of a massive heart attack. I grew up with American Bandstand and he was certainly is a legend of our times. We learned to dance because of that show. God speed Dick, generations of kids were under your spell. Prayers to his family.

  21. “Yahoo is censoring”

    Today at 10:18 AM:

    “One of the members sent me an email this AM, informing me that Yahoo was censoring comments that referenced The Obama File.

    I figured there must have been some kind of a glitch — after all why would giant Yahoo be censoring the website of a 72-year old news aggregator?

    There’s nothing in The Obama File that shouldn’t be available via their own search engine.

    So, I thought I’d check it out.”
    Today at 10:55 AM:

    “I posted a comment on this Yahoo page, “Obama: ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth’,” from a website that should be very threatening to Yahoo and Team Obama — the TEA Party Patriots.

    It’s still there — check it out.

    It is clear that I can post to Yahoo. Yahoo is not censoring my personal comments as suggested. They are censoring comments that reference The Obama File.

    Go to Yahoo and post a comment referencing yourself — see what happens!

    This is completely different than being banned for violating the terms of service.”

  22. I’ve tried posting this comment here 2 times before and the comment keeps going into cyber space, trying one more time!

    SEO, research from the past on S. A. adding it here to your research from GA.

    Leza | February 9, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Alfy cross referencing your information above I found this –

    Name -Kelley, Shirley Ann (Stanley)
    Sex – F
    Date of Death – May 21, 1999
    Place of Death – Gainesville, Hall Co, GA W
    026993 June 17, 1999
    Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa GA
    Roselane Cemetery, Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA

    Miri, can you help me out with this? for some reason this comment will not post here –

  23. This is very very interesting

    Go to

    The first time I went there the video played excerpts from the court hearing

    Now apparently they have a different video that plays ?….. Seems the video was hacked ?

    Miri, Can you check this one out too please ?

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