Democrat Biographical Myth Making

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Let’s take a little break from all the craziness going on in DC over the shutdown/slimdown and the debt limit debacle.

I read this article by Dana Milbank, who wrote with regard to that silly controversy over the name of the DC football team: [emphasis added to quotes]

Are the Redskins really defending the name with an out-of-date survey that allowed anybody — even somebody with less native blood than Elizabeth Warren — to identify as a Native American?

Milbank is obviously math challenged.  It’s impossible to have “less native blood than Elizabeth Warren.”  That’s because she has no “native blood” despite the fact that she claimed Native American ancestry when she was a professor at Harvard Law, perhaps to help with an alleged lack of “faculty diversity.”

Warren, for those who don’t know, is currently Democrat U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, having been elected despite spouting undocumented “oral history” about Native American roots.

Hers is a long, convoluted, and controversial story that early on had one genealogical society apparently trying hard to help Ms. Warren with her false “person of color” narrative.  After being corrected by crack researchers in the blogosphere, that same genealogical society backtracked and had to admit that there’s no documentary proof of her claims:

The New England Historical Genealogical Society, which originally announced they found evidence of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage, said today they have discovered no documentation to back up claims that she is 1/32 Cherokee.

“NEHGS has not expressed a position on whether Mrs. Warren has Native American ancestry, nor do we possess any primary sources to prove that she is,” said Tom Champoux, spokesman for the NEHGS. “We have no proof that Elizabeth Warren’s great great great grandmother O.C. Sarah Smith either is or is not of Cherokee descent.”

One potential problem with their “either is or is not of Cherokee descent”: It’s unclear whether or  not O.C. Sarah Smith is Elizabeth Warren’s ancestor in the first place.

The comments at this post as well as a series of articles at this site, cast real doubt upon Warren’s claim, which she herself appears to have suddenly dropped when it received serious scrutiny.  The Polly’s Granddaughter website provides some convincing oral history from Warren’s own family that refutes Warren’s claims.

The best that can be said for the aforementioned illustrious genealogical society is that they took at face value a family tree posted on a public website–a tree which itself made claims that were not backed up by any documentation, but which relied upon “oral history”.

Any genealogist worth her or his salt KNOWS to take oral history with a huge grain of salt.

Most embarrassing for Warren: Rather than being Cherokee herself, Warren appears to be descended from a man who, as a member of the Tennessee militia, actually took part in removing Cherokees from their homes and forcing them on a long march to Oklahoma.

So why am I bringing this up again?  Because of Dana Milbank.  In his article, it’s a “given” that Elizabeth Warren has “native blood”, albeit a small amount.

This myth has been disproven.  There’s no evidence to support it and a whole lot of circumstantial evidence that disproves it.

So please tell me: Why do progressives cling to these untruths?  Why do they continue to cling to myths about their political heroes (e. g., Barack Obama, Bill Clinton) and heroines (e.g., Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren), even after evidence proves them to be nothing more than myths?

We constitutional conservatives have become accustomed, over the few past decades, but especially since the rise of Barack Obama, to being called crazy.  We’re said to wear tin foil hats simply because we doubt the tall tales told by progressive after progressive, a bad habit that has culminated in the ultimate tall tale about an “improbable love” between Obama’s white, Kansas-born mother and his black, Kenyan, goatherding father.

We’ve been attacked by progressive psychologists who seek to define conservatism itself as a mental disorder, or even a developmental brain disease. [Fair warning: Get out the duct tape; that article may cause your head to explode.]

Why is it that these eminent psychologists ignore the potential pathology associated with the progressive tendency to believe biographical myths invented by their heroes and heroines?

What is it about the progressive brain that causes a progressive to ignore evidence and instead continue to believe a proven fantasy?

Why do progressive politicians tell so many tall tales about themselves in the first place?

Why aren’t psychologists interested in that particular phenomenon?

Until we’ve walked a mile in her moccasins, we can hardly fault Elizabeth Warren for believing romantic stories passed down through her family.  She wisely seems to have dropped the subject now that the story has been examined and found wanting.

However, once these fables are disproved, why do liberal writers like Dana Milbank seemingly continue to buy into them?

By the way, there’s talk of Elizabeth Warren running for president in 2016.


108 responses to “Democrat Biographical Myth Making

  1. New open thread.

  2. Not only do they make up romanticized life stories for themselves, but they also lie in so many other ways. Cory Booker doesn’t even live in the city he wants to represent:

    “As Cory Booker looks set to win the junior Senate seat in New Jersey Wednesday, his supposed neighbors in Newark say Mayor Booker doesn’t live in the Gateway City.

    Multiple residents of Newark told The Daily Caller that the longtime mayor doesn’t live at any of the addresses he has claimed as home. The mayor is believed to live in New York even though he is registered to run for New Jersey’s special senate election.

    Booker, who filed to run for the U.S. Senate from a P.O. Box in Newark, is registered to vote at 435 Hawthorne Avenue but his next door neighbors told this reporter and filmmaker Joel Gilbert on camera that they haven’t seen Booker in years and that he doesn’t live there. …”

    So Gilbert has new prey? Interesting.

  3. Obamacare terms and conditions says tough luck! You have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

    “You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.”

    It’s unclear from the story whether this is a sloppy, copy-and-paste “mistake” or deliberate deception.

  4. Remember when we talked about how the IRS gave billions in ILLEGAL refundable tax credits to ineligible illegal aliens and all their children, real or imagined? Well, now there’s a whitewash report blaming it, yet again, on anonymous “middle management” and exonerating the WH or anybody else in the elite stratum of the Obamanation.

    “The federal government’s decision to pay out billions of dollars in tax credits to illegal immigrants likely was made by midlevel bureaucrats and has never received full congressional scrutiny, according to a study that the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Monday.

    The report, written by CIS fellow David North, says the Internal Revenue Service doled out $4.2 billion in what is known as the “additional child tax credit” in 2010 to those using an individual taxpayer identification number, or ITIN, which is usually a signal of an illegal immigrant.

    The issue has been known for some time. But Mr. North went deep into the data to try to look at why it’s happening, and said it’s a story of a tax credit expanding beyond its initial scope, and midlevel IRS managers twisting the law, leaving billions of dollars going to illegal immigrants.

    In particular, he said he can find no evidence that the decision to allow illegal immigrants to collect the tax was made by top leaders at the IRS, and he said it wasn’t the intent of Congress. …”

    Why would a supposedly conservative-leaning think tank give a pass to Barry on this one?

  5. A Myth-full of his self… leader… is Daring US 2 STOP HIM…
    Sleight of hand government ….

    • “… There are lessons to be learned.

      One deals with the size, growth and power of centralized government, meaning it’s in charge of everything. [Now even your online address books.]

      The second deals with Barack Obama.

      The scope of a shutdown of anything owned, controlled or managed by the federal government at the whim of a president, shows just how close we are to tyranny.

      The federal government owns 650-million acres in this country – nearly 30 percent of all territory.

      And 84.5 percent of Nevada is government owned; Alaska, 69.1 percent, Utah 57.4 percent; and the next seven states are Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, California, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. [mostly red states?]

      States with the least government ownership are mainly in the East and Midwest – Connecticut and Rhode Island each at 0.4 percent.

      No. 10 on the “least list” is Illinois at 1.8 percent.

      Government land is used for military operations, Indian reservations, parks and national monuments.

      Some land is leased for logging, mining, agriculture and tourism with some private holdings.

      We’re told this land is held and maintained for all Americans, except, I guess, when the president decides to shut it down so Americans feel the pain.

      But thousands of foreign tourists here were also caught by the closure of tourist attractions and in France, thousands of visitors to the American Cemetery at Normandy were turned away.

      The bodies of 9,387 Americans are buried there, and people who want to visit and pay tribute are locked out

      Obama said nothing, but a tyrant doesn’t explain; his henchmen do the dirty work. …”

      And Obama’s “henchmen” are now the National Park Service. Terrorists are said to be engaging in “dry runs” again. Did you hear that? Well, as someone suggested earlier, this shutdown of ALL public lands, seas, and monuments might just be another terroristic dry run. Never let a crisis go to waste. Use this slimdown as practice for WHEN they decide to seize all public lands, either for redistribution or to pay debts to foreigners. Practice seeing whether or not public employees, OUR employees, will turn against us. So far, looks like they will.


        “… [Chairman of a pilot’s association, Wolf] Koch says, “What most security experts will tell you that if a dry-run is occurring, the attack will shortly follow.”

        The pilots say the most recent dry-run occurred on Flight 1880 on September 2. The flight left Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and headed to Orlando International.

        Crew members say that shortly after takeoff, a group of four “Middle Eastern” men caused a commotion.

        The witnesses claim one of the men ran from his seat in coach, toward the flight deck door. He made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom “for a considerable length of time.”

        While he was in there, the other three men proceeded to move about the cabin, changing seats, opening overhead bins, and “generally making a scene.” They appeared to be trying to occupy and distract the flight attendants. …

        The TSA told us it takes all reports of suspicious activity aboard aircraft seriously, and the matter requires no further investigation at this time.

        However, a current Federal Air Marshal who works flights every week says of the TSA, “They’re liars. They’re flat out liars.” [and they are also part of Obama’s army of henchmen] …”

        Then there’s this, dry ice bombs at LAX. Some Sunday and more yesterday. btw, isn’t it a muslim “holiday” today? Love them symbolic dates! And it’s a day of “sacrifice,” too.

        So, never let a good crisis go to waste. With the perfect storm of the debt limit being reached, the slimdown in effect, the dry runs on martial rule, what could set it all off? Another big jihadist attack? The only thing that’s puzzling is why they go with the “Middle Eastern” looking men instead of people who look like the KKK or Tea Partiers. I’m just sayin’.

        • btw, the dry ice devices ARE themselves dry runs. Don’t ya think? Two exploded. What’s next?

          The dry ice devices GOT THROUGH THE SECURITY, didn’t they? They were NEXT TO PLANES. Where’s the TSA? Where’s OBAMA, cracking down on this lax LAX security? These devices were NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN MY NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING. It’s NOT NEWS, according to the lamestream. Why not? AGAIN protecting Barry’s image? His administration, his TSA, allowed these devices to be placed.

          “… On Sunday, a dry ice device exploded inside an employee bathroom at LAX’s Terminal 2. No injuries were reported in that incident.

          In both instances, the bombs were left in an area of the airport that require special clearance for access.

          “At least they found unexploded ones,” passenger Bing Smith said. “I don’t know frankly what to think about somebody getting to limited access areas that require a badge.” …” [btw, just now read the comments at GP and the first guy thought the same thing I did about “dry (ice) runs,” proving once again that there’s no such thing as an original idea.]

          How symbolically clever, isn’t it? Dry ice devices for dry runs! I know what to think about these terrorists getting into secure areas where badges are required. I know what I think: either political correctness preventing VETTING of employees (as with Barry) or it’s deliberate and another false flag. Oh, yeah. Forgot to say: They say there’s no indication it’s terrorism.

    • He’s the distractionist in chief and the Republicans have no clue how to deal with him. Thanks to the shutdown and debt ceiling crises, the DISASTER THAT IS OBAMACARE is hidden from view. Overlooked, deliberately, by the media. And guess what else? Any economic damage FROM Obamacare will be blamed on the Tea Party Republicans. Obama and his minions WILL blame any economic damage on the shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis.

    • Ha! Ha! Number 11. Right. We’re chump change, Zen, but thanks for the vote of confidence. 🙂

      Coincidentally and synchronistically speaking, just last night I was pondering our statistics. We average about 800 “views” a day. That excludes any of us who are moderators, so there must be a lot of people reading, even if they don’t comment. What I pondered was how many hundreds of them consist of our OBOT PAID WATCHERS? 😉

    • Do we have the top ten (or twenty, if you count the faced-off folks) in our blog roll? I really do need to clean that up.

  6. Here’s another one for you, Miri. And its even worse.

    From the comments:

    Progressive always loved the Exalted Cyclops/ Grand Kleagle

    In 1946, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo:
    I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
    —Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1946

    • Don’t make me laugh! Byrd is great?

      EXCELLENT myth making on Boxer’s part, huh? And the story about Byrd advising Boxer to read the Constitution! Priceless. I’d like to see her collection of copies of the Constitution. There’s another myth for you.

      Thanks for finding that quote. You’re correct. DESPITE THE EVIDENCE, clear evidence, about the heart and character of the man, Boxer STILL calls him a great senator.

      You cannot make this stuff up. TY, Papoose.

      • She says she has a few in her drawer and she looks at them from time to time… yeah she looks at them and laughs out loud. She surely cannot read.
        Her remarks prove she is antiAmerican and a liar.

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    • Very good article. This is exactly how they marginalize those who recognize Barry’s ineligibility. They don’t ask for proof of his eligibility. They challenge people, in essence, to answer this: “Does anybody think we should not accept what a black man says about where he was born?” But that’s not the question. It should be: where’s the proof of every candidate’s eligibility for office?

      • According to the fairy tale he’s half white, the American part. Back in the day I remember black people having a problem with light skinned black people. its true.

        • When I heard that blurb a few months back about banning the term “paper bag” as racist, I recalled that’s what “black” people used to determine if one of their own was acceptable.

          I think “black” is racist, come to think of it. I have never seen a black person in my life.

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            I have, actually. Usually people from Somalia and some other areas of Africa are truly black. Not “African-Americans” though . Somalis are a very good looking people, as a whole.

        • Because blacks (can I say that?) did once have a problem with “high yellow” black folks, I truly expected that they would NOT vote for Barry in droves; and yet they did. And now we see that all the white intellectuals recognized Barry as one of their own, and the blacks didn’t see that, either. Whoops! There I go again, using that overtly racially insensitive phrase “the blacks”.

  8. Prime land 4 illegals to enter….. etc. oh…

    • elizabeth nickson, great interview. So articulate. She really understands the details how conservation,gov., smart growth, agenda 21 all tie together. Thanks ZEN.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      So many videos, so little time. Will definitely watch this when I have a chunk of time.

  9. “But how many Texans who pulled the lever for Cruz believed that what they were really doing was choosing the leader of a small band of elected officials seeking to destroy the United States government from within rather than electing someone who would be dedicated to looking out for the interests of his state in the upper chamber of Congress?”

    Cruz being accused of exactly what Obama is and is doing. Progs always deflecting. I must be living under a rock because this article is surreal to me as in people really think this?; like Cruz isn’t Texan because he is not acting and being a rino? The whole point of being Texan and being Cruz is to not go for the sameold sameold. Obviously the author does not understand the art of being Texan cuz Ted is living up to being one.

    • They are doing that everywhere, every chance they get. They think it’s funny to accuse Republicans of EXACTLY what they’re doing. By doing so, they believe they deflect VALID arguments against them. That’s why you see progs like Boxer actually pretending to revere and cite the Constitution. That’s why you see them calling CRUZ a narcissist. That’s why you suddenly see articles in the WSJ telling us that a person who uses “I” a lot in speech and writing is NOT a narcissist and is actually a humble person. I’m not making that up. That was a real article recently. Everything WE the People accuse Obama of, is what the DemoncRATS are now trying to say about Republicans. Of course, WE KNOW that it’s really the DemoncRATS and Barry creating “manufactured crises”, but this is EXACTLY what they’re now accusing Cruz of doing. And they’re the ones holding the country hostage (like not passing a budget for over 5 years?) and yet that’s what they accuse Cruz and his people of doing (holding us hostage). All of it. Everything we say about the DemoncRATS and Barry, which is TRUE, is what they’re twisting and turning to try to say about the Tea Party Republicans. An added benefit, to them, is that it drives us crazy to watch.

    • It’s interesting that they claim Cruz can’t get his colleagues to sign on to his ideas, but I think that’s exactly their problem with him. If he couldn’t, then they wouldn’t be identifying him as an enemy and writing stories about him. He GOT his colleagues to sign on, when he managed to block the prevention of the shutdown. Right? And then there’s this: “nobody elected to the United States Senate ever succeeds without the support and cooperation of their fellow party members.” Uh, huh. Let’s turn that around and point it right at Mitch McConnell and RINOs like Graham and McCain. How effective are they at getting the support and cooperation of the Tea Party Republicans?


      Its the silver lining and that’s what makes them the “most transparent” in history. lucky us.

      • It’s the opposite, too. They ascribe to others what they hate in themselves and sometimes, as with these “intellectuals”, they ascribe to some others what they LOVE about themselves.

    • This morning, I heard a clip on radio of Charlie Rangel accusing the Tea Party of EXACTLY what Barry is doing. Rangel said, paraphrasing, that the Tea Party just wants to bring down the country and re-form it. Now, what do you call “fundamental transformation” and hewing to the radical left Weather Underground plan to destroy the US, by destroying its economy, and then rebuilding the country in a communist mode? They do this to make some kind of false equivalency, to defuse the arguments (valid ones) that they know are getting out there, to make it seem like a bunch of partisan hyperbole when, in Barry’s case, it’s DEADLY SERIOUS. This is truly WHAT he’s doing and wants to do. How funny it must be to them to turn around and snarkily accuse their relatively weak opponents of trying to do EXACTLY what they’re doing. The Tea Party is trying to RESTORE the Republic, the CONSTITUTIONAL Republic, as it’s supposed to be. It’s Barry, Rangle, and the rest of the commie/progressive/Marxist revolutionaries who are trying to destroy and replace our system of government. Oh, yeah. And he had to play the race card because he called Tea Partiers “Confederates”.


    The lamestream gives a forum to the unrepentant terrorist and allows him to plug a book. The supposed conservative, Scarborough, AWOL.

    • disgusting

      I disagree with this statement in the article:

      Showing her own ignorance, Brzezinski welcomed him as a “founder of the militant anti-war group the Weather Underground.” In saying this, she from the start allowed Ayers to falsely paint himself for the benefit of his book sales and for the purpose of gaining his TV audience’s confidence.

      She is not ignorant. She’s complicit.

  11. “It’s War”. “barrycades” return to the Memorials.

    • Here’s food for thought, James:

      “I have worked in the government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.

      Todd did you ever wonder how they got these signs out so quickly to shut all the Parks and memorials down? In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-“this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years.

      These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or .

      This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.”

      Maybe it should read: There SHOULD BE A PAPER TRAIL. Find the trail, folks. This is a very interesting question. How did they have those Barrycades all ready, plus the signs, SO FAST?

      For that matter, HOW were they able to, nearly instantaneously, modify every government website to give “due to the shutdown” messages to visitors? The Obamacare websites, 5 years in the making, didn’t work and nearly two weeks later still don’t work. And yet. Voila! Every government website was ready to shut down BUT replace their home pages with the shutdown message. THAT worked perfectly. Why is that?

      Perfect storm brewing. A perfect set of MANUFACTURED CRISES.

      • Those signs are definitely evidence of collusion.

        • Rosemary Woodhouse


        • This explains the “signs” (double meaning intended; we saw the signs for the past 5+ years).

          “President Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett was behind a plan to force a showdown with Republicans over ObamaCare as part of a strategy to regain Democratic control of the House next year, claims author Ed Klein.

          Klein — who wrote a provocative biography about Obama last year entitled “The Amateur” — said White House insiders refer to Jarrett as “The Night Stalker” because she is the only presidential aide who frequently spends time in the family quarters and dines with the Obamas. …

          “It was during one of those nightly sessions that Jarrett devised the no-negotiating strategy that Obama has employed in his fight with the GOP over the government shutdown,” Klein said, citing sources within the administration.

          Valerie came up with the concept late at night, after the kids and grandma and were gone.”

          “She convinced the president that a government shutdown and default offered a great opportunity to demonize the Republicans and help the Democrats win back a majority in the House of Representatives in 2014.”

          More at the NY Post:

          “. . Valerie also came with the idea of using the words `hostage’, and `ransom,’ and `terrorists’ against the Republicans,’” Klein said. …

          Jarrett is the one who advised Obama “do not cooperate one iota on ObamaCare. Don’t given an inch. Let the Republicans stew in their own juice,“ Klein said.

          “The Republicans walked into a trap set up by Valerie Jarrett and President Obama, The Republicans are in an untenable position,” he added. …”

          Well, they are in the process of caving, but Cruz wisely is not, although he’s not going to attempt to stop their “sacrifice” because HE can say, truthfully, that he TRIED hard to represent the WILL of the PEOPLE and then can argue that the reason he lost is that THE REPUBLICANS MUST GET CONTROL OF THE SENATE AND KEEP THE HOUSE, OR ELSE WE’RE DOOMED.


            “Sen. Ted Cruz after the Senate reached a tentative budget deal that would end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling while barely touching ObamaCare: “Unfortunately, once again it appears the Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to the millions of Americans who are hurting because of ObamaCare. … The U.S. Senate has stayed with the traditional approach of the Washington establishment of maintaining the status quo.””

            They’re kicking the can down the road, once again. And no doubt, Reid and Barry will get their way and prevent the next round of sequestration cuts. If that happens, then the RINOs have snatched TWO defeats from the jaws of victory.

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      • Hooray for common sense. But did you catch how they imply that just by saying that, Scalia is “overtly” racially “insensitive”? So let’s get this straight. To say “blacks” now is racist and insensitive? Weren’t “blacks” the people who wanted to be called “blacks” instead of “coloreds” or whatever other outmoded term was previously used, like Afro-American? Do we need to take a poll every so often and have a majority of “……” (whomever) tell us the official word we’re now supposed to use to describe them?

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Yes, they were and this is something I vividly recall. Tough time to be very young and a product of reverse busing. That’s okay. Made me the person I am today. Street smarts I never would have gained otherwise.

          • The unconstitutional lawyer yesterday actually did argue to the SCOTUS that the 14th amendment protects only blacks. This is like the Holder DOJ belief that civil rights laws apply only to and protect only blacks. It’s INSANE and SO unconstitutional, on its face, so UN-AMERICAN, that one wonders that anybody would have the gall to make such an argument.

  14. This was in the LAMESTREAM:

    Charles Murray says, in so many words, that Barry’s not “American”.

    “The intellectual romance with the clever Barack Obama continues. Having invested so much in candy and flowers, they must ignore all the evidence of being dumped.

    His cultivated demeanor and carefully applied patina of synthetic sophistication, fraudulent as it may be, is what attracted the adoration of intellectuals from across the political spectrum in 2008, says Charles Murray …

    “It’s kind of embarrassing to admit it,” he tells an interviewer for the website Daily Caller, “but I responded in part to his rhetoric because he talks just like me. [Gee, and inner city black people say the same about him, so how can THAT be?] I kind of ignored things which … a lot of working-class people glommed onto right away.” [Exactly! The point of my post! They BELIEVE instead of paying attention to the evidence in front of their own eyes; and yet, they’re the “intellectuals”. They CHOOSE to “ignore” the evidence.]

    Working-class stiffs, the people an earlier generation of political scientists called “Joe Sixpack,” having earned their blisters and calluses by heavy lifting, are too smart to take a seat on the red-hot stove even once.

    Having been to some big towns and heard some big talk, they were too smart by miles to be taken in by a smooth-talking butter and egg man from Chicago.

    It’s not that I think he is not a patriot,” says Mr. Murray, “but remember the line, he said, ‘You didn’t build that.’ No American is going to think you can say that, no matter what your political views are, because it’s just disastrous to say that. He is clueless about this country in some profoundly disturbing ways.” [Perhaps because, DUH, he’s not American?]

    How could he not be clueless about his native land, when he absorbed anti-American venom in his tender and formative years as a child in the Third World? He was deprived of the instincts and cultural intuitions that are the native son’s birthright. … [Again with believing the fables; he’s a “native son” but living abroad DEPRIVED him of an American mindset. And where did this particular meme come from–that “he absorbed anti-American venom … in the Third World?” Has the “official story” EVER told us that while in Indonesia SAD and LOLO filled him full of “anti-American venom?” I don’t recall that, do you? So what’s the source of this potential truth only now being told?]

    He constructed his personal history with a ghost-written autobiography and refused to answer questions. He let speculation about his birthplace fester for months, stretching into years, before producing the evidence that put the questions to rest. [RIGHT!!!! The questions are put to rest, aren’t they? Not in Joe Sixpack land.]

    This raised no questions from the intellectual class. Why would he have done that? …”

    The 64 thousand dollar question, still waiting to be answered. Perhaps because the questions about his birth certificate could NOT be answered truthfully? Ya think?

    Did you catch the gist of this article? That We the Working Class Stiffs of the USA are actually SMARTER than the “intellectuals” who believe in their manifest destiny to rule us.

  15. And so it continues:

    “States across the country are being told to stop the supplemental nutrition assistance program for the month of November, pending further notice. …

    They posted a letter from the USDA on its Facebook page. It says in part, “in the interest of preserving maximum flexibility, we are directing states to hold their November issuance files and delay transmission to state electronic benefit transfer vendors until further notice.”

    “What this means if there’s not a deal, if Congress doesn’t reach a deal to get federal government back up and running, in Utah [and other states] … families won’t get food stamp benefit,” says Tibbits. …”

    They were so excited when they saw the riot at Wal-Mart the other day that they didn’t want to let a good crisis go to waste, so now they are planning more riots. What better than a food riot? IMPEACH THIS MAN NOW.

    Caveat: People at Free Republic are questioning whether or not this is a hoax, and yet it’s at that link, which appears to be a legitimate news outlet. I saw nothing like this on Drudge all day.

    • It appears to be a pause of some kind to synchronize certain states with the rest of the country? Anybody understand this?

      • Well, I might be able to give some insight. There is a push to sychronize all food, of any kind whether from food pantries, churches, food banks, food stamps, ebt cards, school meals and control it. I know first hand as earlier in the summer we were involved with the food pantries in our county. Feeding America is the government organizing all the independent church and community charities and regulating them into one collective. The churches have to add to their stock pile from the local warehouse which is mostly comprised of donations from local stores, restaurants, and such. It looked like a good thing. However, there are now limits on who can give, when they can give, and how much they can give. For example, people going to the old stand by when in crisis, Salvation Army, no longer can just go to the church in distress. Now they go in and must hand over their driver’s license or formal id. Income or lack or income and the names of all in the household is recorded. The family, depending on how many are given a prepared box of food. They are only allowed to come once every 60 days. Other places it is once every thirty days. At each place id must be shown and it is recorded and you must sign in. So, if someone is getting food stamps and they go to the food pantries it is tracked. or the other way around. This sounds good; controlling the takers. However the ones it hurts is those who are in crisis from losing a job and who will eventually find a way to earn monies again. They have no monies except maybe unemployment, but still have bills from when had income. They have no money for gas to get to a different food bank each day of the week to get the minimum food and have no money for food. Whereas in the old days a working family in crisis could just go to the local churches’ food pantries. Not so much anymore. If a church has a pantry that is open to any other than their own members they are supposed to be signed up with Feeding America. No shit. It is all controlled. A family up to four in the household will get fifteen items and a family, even if two adults and six children, will get fifteen items. And then there is a list put out of which ones one is allowed to go to. If only allowed to go to two that is a four boxes of food over two months. Imagine this. Couple looking for work (not the professional welfarians) walk into a church food bank and when they show their license they are told they have to go someplace else as this is not one of their centers. I saw this happen. Where I come from church people would have loaded them up with food, especially since their bank is sort of out of the way and have a surplus. Where I come from no one would get turned away even if it meant I went into my own food stash to share. No one would ever get turned away. But even charities now are regulated. You want to do something nice. Get the list of pantries in your area. Gather food from friends and fill your trunk and then sit in the parking lot (until get kicked out) and give the people coming out of the banks/pantries their chose of foods from your trunk. No questions asked. Just give. Things pantries don’t have usually: Mayonaise, coffee, sugar, canned chicken or canned tuna, pickles. The safety net is not a safety net anymore because everything is designed to be sure the freeloaders are not double dipping and so they can control the feeding of the slaves (the unemployed who will be just hungry enough that they have no choice but to go get work, even if at minimum wage) You see, the system is not a safety net. It is to get the slaves back up and running and producing. This may not be my most organized presentation but there is a thing or two it the rant to glean from.

        • TY for the welcome insight. They have infiltrated EVERYTHING. So let me get this straight: illegal aliens don’t have to show ID to vote, but everybody has to show ID just to go to a CHARITY at a CHURCH to get food help? Next they will be policing pot luck dinners. Orwellian. Welcome to the Obamanation. I really suspect that there’s some other reason than to prevent double dipping, why they want the IDs. I haven’t figured it out yet, but maybe it will come to me.

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            TOTALLY ORWELLIAN. When are we going to stop it? The truckers …bless them. Truly the salt of the Earth…are the beginning. They count on our civility. WIDE AWAKE!

          • Ok. I will toss some more out, which I may have mentioned before. If one wants to apply for anything they are directed to when lose job they have to answer some unusual questions; but are they really as random as they seem? Energy assistant? Must answer all sorts of things like your household members names, incomes, if you have a life insurance policy and/or property in the form of a gravesight. Really. And the ss# wanted everywhere. No money to pay utilities; in order to get the help(?) of not having power turned off one must give over all privacy. Obamacare invasion of privacy is not a new procedure. It has been practiced, tested, and implemented well in advance of Ocare being debuted. No information is given without knowledge of who is asking. Go to the SS# site to use the calculator. We are talking a calculator where one should be able to enter any number they want to see what benefits would be for such-and-such income for so many years and boom — a ballpark figure should pop up. That is how it used to be. Not anymore. Not anymore. Now in order to use one must put in there personal data AND the end result is just an estimate anyways. Hand over your personal information. All of it, thank you ma’am. Did you fill out the request for brand of toilet paper you use?

            Also, if one purchases anything, anywhere at a major store and do not pay cash, you will get advertising targeted at you.

            Good night, sleep tight. Sweet dreams.

          • Oh about the SS# calculator website. My husband did the calculator thingie. Then within a day, in MY email and on MY facebook is targeted public service ads and directions to websites for guess what? Yep planning for retirement, social security help; some were for government websites. I am not near retirement age. My husband is not on anything social networky so the wife gets all the “goodies”. Targeting me to influence him is against his privacy, not?

          • Interesting info, WAH. We have NO PRIVACY anymore.

    • On its face its credible to me. Only for the fact that I believe they have been trying everything under the sun to incite riots and unrest in this Country. Cutting off freebies might work.

    • Cut ’em off. All of them. I have no heart. Let them get so hungry they fight each other off and/or start some good ole capitalism amongst themselves and then climb their way up and out. Cut ’em off and let them have their dignity back. To hell with the threatened violence. Newsflash! It already is happening; the violence. Anyone still living near these areas need to get out or at the least, get armed, and be ready But cut them all off. And some say I am heartless. Let them solve it however they know how even if that is killing each other off. Ooooh, what about the children, I am asked. Not my responsibility any longer. Their responsibility. Let them have that responsibiltiy. Free them to be parents. Free them to survive. Free them to live. Cut off all monies. OK. I will soften. Give a two-month warning.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        But they’ll riiiiiiioooooootttt. The threat for everything. Here’s the hypocrisy: they want to be treated as equals (superiors, actually since O&Co), but they hold the threat of being savages (no racial slur intended, word used solely by way of description) or thuggery, if you prefer. The reason the president can’t be impeached? Riiiiioooooootttttts! Cut of bennies….riiiiiiioooots. Hypocrites. Either we are all equal. Or we are not. Can’t have it both ways!

        During the Great Depression did people threaten to riot? No. They made due. Black men had dignity because they were the daddies as opposed to the government.

        Have you even noticed that black rappers NEVER smile. Supposed to be intimidating. Once again, just reporting the facts.

  16. And it continues:

    “Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.

    The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

    A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.”

    American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers. …”

    Before you know it, they’ll be rounding up Christians like Hitler did Jews, imfo (in my fearful opinion).

  17. Christians are to be alinksied. Shamed and ridiculed once and for all.

    Its time to get that 2000 year myth busted and anyone who believes and has faith is a stupid zombie. And if they won’t heed embarrassment, then we’ll threaten them with punishment. There is a new Messiah who knows all and his father is not in the sky, he’s deceased and rests in Kenya.

  18. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Screw that. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Come and get me!

  19. CAN IT GET….. ANY MORE…. DISGUSTING?? O if forgot who’s
    pulling all the WRONG…. STRINGS! O foolish ME! …. Stay TUNE 4 YOUR VERY OWN…IDENTIFY.. THEFT… & O ..SO MUCH MORE!!

      • OMG. That’s one helluva raise, Papoose!

        “On October 1, “RC” of the Reality Check Online radio show announced that William L. Bryan, aka “PJ Foggy,” has been hired to work as an Obamacare navigator (5:39). The show attempts to discredit, disparage, insult, defame and disseminate false information about anyone researching the background, identity and birthplace of Barack Hussein Obama using the label “birthers.””

        These navigators will have access to all your personal data. IF they manage to identify YOU, then what? OBOT ATTACK at its worst, making Lois Lerner look like small potatoes?

        They’re also going to register people to vote, according to that article, but I thought that was removed from the bill, although I may be misremembering.

        I did hear that the compromises allegedly being worked out over the debt impasse involve forcing more financial vetting of people who get money from US to pay their Obamacare premiums. However, with the apparent CAVE/SELF-SACRIFICE of John Boehner [who will be replaced as Speaker], who knows what will be in the final bill?

        I think I heard that they’re going to pull that trick where a House bill is gutted (to get around the Constitutional requirement that spending bills must originate in the House, with Dirty Harry Reid’s self-written text inserted, and then the Senate votes, and then it’s just a rubberstamp with fewer votes to “reconcile” in the House and then Barry signs it.

        He will get everything and We the People get the Shaft. Republicans: Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

      • And there’s the meme, right in that article: The obot meme is now that Tea Partiers are terrorists because THEY want to destroy our country. Got it? It’s not BARRY who uses Alinsky tactics to accomplish what he ADMITTED is his goal: “FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION” of the USA (which means, literally transform/change the very FOUNDATIONS upon which our country is built). Nope, it’s the constitutional conservatives who want to CONSERVE our CONSTITUTIONAL (LAW OF THE LAND) REPUBLIC who are accused of being the revolutionaries by these thugs.

    • Heads must be modestly covered; nothing in the koran about butt cracks?

      • Can you believe that, Miri?

        It demonstrates the diametric paradigms of these political times.

        War on Women; Children’s Rights: Abortion
        Everybody has to have some skin the game; Sign up for SNAP
        Support the Troops: BOLO for Extremist Veterans
        Reduce the Debt: Raise the Debt Limit
        Gun Control: Riot Gear/ SWAT Teams
        Foreign Terrorist: Miranda Rights
        Sacred Duty: Voter Fraud
        Scruples: Respect Depravity

        I could go on and on.

  20. Yep!… I tried to bring over the ..Mount Rushmore “boys” BUTT’ it
    didn’t work… the other was the O-Care Fine: $4,000 + Tax Lien on
    YOUR HOME!!!! … (because “WE” …worked 4 ONE!) + Suspended
    Auto License…(because “WE”… HAVE ONE!!!!) what a JOKER he is!

  21. “TOOT TOOT”…. “OM”… Larry Klayman’s video…. shares our feeling’s
    STOP…. DROP…. & …GET OUT!!!!! … O

  22. October 15, 2013

    “Rep. Tom McClintock: Ruthless Obama Willfully Acting To Destroy; Obama’s Un-Constitutional Usurpations; Calls For Americans To Rise Up; Mark Levin Says If This Is Not A Coup What Is;”

    • From >>> July 16, 2011

      Bob Unruh:

      “McClintock: Obama passed eligibility requirements”

      “A California congressman says voters, Congress and the courts all have cleared Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.

      The comments come from U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, whose e-mail to a constituent with a question about the eligibility issue was forwarded to WND.

      McClintock continued, “Currently, a candidate’s eligibility under these requirements is vetted by a number of sources, both inside the government and out. First, candidates go through an intensive political vetting process in both the primary and general election – their histories are carefully examined by their political opponents who have a vested interest in uncovering the facts. At the end of the campaigns, the voting public weighs in. Then, when all the votes have been cast and counted, it is up to Congress to certify the results. A final check-and-balance against eligibility irregularities lies with the courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court.”

      He said Obama has passed each of those standards.

      “Further, in President Obama’s case – in addition to his Hawaii birth certificate – there were two birth announcements in major Hawaii newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin,” he said.”
      From >>> September 19, 2011

      “The Tea Party Event went quite well…BUT our efforts to confront two congressmen were unsuccessful. Rep. Tom McClintock actually RAN away from Orly. I guess Orly got a few words with him…but I did see him trying to keep moving away from her (plus I heckled him during his speech), and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter RAN away from me. I held my large poster in front of myself as I tried to ask McCotter questions. He read the sign and kept moving. He had a deer in the headlights look and was extremely anxious to dodge and weave his way out of the park. It really was quite pathetic. … What cowards. …”

    • From >>> August 24, 2011

      “Mark Levin: Obama Not Qualified; I Don’t Mean Constitutionally; I’ll Leave That To The Goofballs”


      “A surprising statement from one of Texas’ top leaders: President Obama should be impeached. This came from Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who is running for re-election and appeared at a Tea Party candidates forum.

      Dewhurst warned that freedoms are being trampled on, and so the President should be impeached. Later he fleshed out his thoughts for the Texas Observer’s Christopher Hooks. “I think this President, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law. He has tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law. Things he’s disregarded such as immigration. He’s not, not following our federal drug laws. And he has created winners and losers in Obamacare where he has no authority,” according to Dewhurst, who pointed out the extensions given to unions and big businesses.

      And then Dewhurst criticized alleged inaction. “I am very concerned about Benghazi, in which all of the national news reporting indicated that live video was streaming into the White House situation room. Which means there was a(n) overhead platform, probably a drone in the area. At least that’s what it tells me. And for not mobilizing some response to protect the ambassador and those three Americans is just outrageous to me. Just outrageous.” …”

  23. From WZ last night. The theories in the comments are very interesting.

    Re: Miri’s comment up thread. I think Bo Latham posted this, too on the last night on the last thread.

    No Food For Thought:

  24. Another one!

    “… The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members.

    Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney told The Daily Caller.

    “He is not even technically an Oneida. There is not a drop of Oneida in him,” Tenney said.

    Halbritter traces his lineage back to a woman who lived on traditional Iroquois Confederacy land, but as a non-member of the Six Nations. …”

    Gateway Pundit says Harbritter is a “top Obama supporter.” Of course he is! (Apparently, the guy is of “native American” ancestry, just not Oneida.)

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