Saturday, August 22, 2009

Glenn Beck: No One Took The Radical Barack Obama at His Word; "Change" Message Misinterpreted (Video)

A terrific review of the repeated statements by Barack Obama and his team which clearly foretold the kind of fundamental, ultra-liberal "transformative" policies the Obama Administration had in mind once they achieved the reins of power.

Included topics:

* Civilian national security force which is to be as strong as the US military - And which requires mandatory service

* Delusional Obama supporters (Obama will put gas in my car, pay my mortgage, ...)

* Obama's reliance on radical community organization groups to shape his agenda

* Obama's Communist mentors and at least one appointed czar (Green Jobs Czar Van Jones)

* Obama's views on the American Constitution

* Obama's view on energy policy

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Hundreds Rally Against Obamacare at Claire McCaskill's Headquarters (Video)

Hundreds protested Obamacare at Claire McCaskill's headquarters in St. Louis on August 22, 2009.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, and Jim Durbin, 24th State, led the rally outside the democratic senator's office on Delmar Boulevard.

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Rick Santorum Goes After Obama Over Fox News, "Cable Chatter" (Video)

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum talks to Greta Van Susteren about President Obama's obsession with cable news networks, particularly Fox News.

"He's certainly not talking about MSNBC," Santorum says. "My goodness, they're the biggest cheerleader... This reminds me of what Hugo Chavez is doing down in Venezuela, trying to shut down the voice of opposition in the media... Not good at all." Greta is incensed that "we've become the bad guys."

"This is a very thin-skinned President," Santorum adds. "The fact that some here on Fox are taking [Obama] on... His reaction, I think, is really unprofessional."

He really can be an ass sometimes!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Disgusting! Obama Funds Off-Shore Oil Drilling For Brazilian Company; Forbids U.S. Companies To Drill; George Soros Makes Millions From Deal!

Already this year democrats banned offshore drilling, scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah and opened the 111th Congress by introducing a bill to permanently prohibit drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). But, Team Obama is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil to finance exploration of its huge offshore oil field discovery. Unreal.
Over the past 30 years:

Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.

Hot Air wonders:

Is it a coincidence that Obama backer George Soros repositioned himself in Petrobras to get dividends just a few days before Obama committed $2 billion in loans and guarantees for Petrobras’ offshore operations?

Bloomberg reports:

His New York-based hedge-fund firm, Soros Fund Management LLC, sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil company is known, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Soros bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.

Soros is taking advantage of the spread between the two types of U.S.-listed Petrobras shares, said Luis Maizel, president of LM Capital Group LLC, which manages about $4 billion. The common shares were 21 percent more expensive than preferred today, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. …

Petrobras preferred shares have also a 10 percent additional dividend, said William Landers, a senior portfolio manager for Latin America at Blackrock Inc.

“Given that there will most likely never be a change in control in the company, I see no reason to pay a higher price for the common shares.” Brazil’s government controls Petrobras and has a majority stake of voting shares.

WSJ reports:

You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

But look on the bright side. If President Obama has embraced offshore drilling in Brazil, why not in the old U.S.A.? The land of the sorta free and the home of the heavily indebted has enormous offshore oil deposits, and last year ahead of the November elections, with gasoline at $4 a gallon, Congress let a ban on offshore drilling expire.

The Bush Administration's five-year plan (2007-2012) to open the outer continental shelf to oil exploration included new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. But in 2007 environmentalists went to court to block drilling in Alaska and in April a federal court ruled in their favor. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department was unsure whether that ruling applied only to Alaska or all offshore drilling. So it asked an appeals court for clarification. Late last month the court said the earlier decision applied only to Alaska, opening the way for the sale of leases in the Gulf. Mr. Salazar now says the sales will go forward on August 19.

This is progress, however slow. But it still doesn't allow the U.S. to explore in Alaska or along the East and West Coasts, which could be our equivalent of the Tupi oil fields, which are set to make Brazil a leading oil exporter. Americans are right to wonder why Mr. Obama is underwriting in Brazil what he won't allow at home.

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Obama vs. Kyl: Illegal Immigrants Covered In Health Care? Will They Or Won't They? (Video)

Sen. Jon Kyl says yes.

Obama says no....sort of....President Barack Obama said he would be okay with illegal immigrants being treated in emergency rooms in some situations under his health care plan.

Obama: "Basic Standard Of Decency" Allows Illegals To Be Treated (See video at Real Clear Politics)

Who do you trust?

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Cash for Clunkers to End on Monday (Video)

Reports indicate that the government is planning to end the Clunkers for Cash program on Monday, Aug. 24 at 8pm. MSNBC's Monica Novotny has the details.

Damn! No more discounts for that guy still driving the lime-green 1972 Ford Pinto!

Breitbart reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.

The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models.

"It's been a thrill to be part of the best economic news story in America," Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. "Now we are working toward an orderly wind down of this very popular program."

Through Thursday, auto dealers have made deals worth $1.9 billion and are on pace to exhaust the program's $3 billion in early September. The incentives have generated more than 457,000 vehicle sales. Administration officials said they have reviewed nearly 40 percent of the transactions and have already paid out $145 million to dealers.

Administration officials said applications for rebates will not be accepted after 8 p.m. EDT Monday and dealers should not make additional sales without receiving all the necessary paperwork from their customers. Dealers will be able to resubmit rejected applications after the deadline.

President Barack Obama said in an interview Thursday that the program has been "successful beyond anybody's imagination" but dealers were overwhelmed by the response of consumers. He pledged that dealers "will get their money."

Dealers have complained of delays in getting reimbursed and backlogs of vehicle paperwork getting processed in the program. Dealers have said they face a risk of not being reimbursed but LaHood has pledged that dealers will get paid for the incentives.

The administration has said it has tripled the number of staffers sorting through the dealer paperwork.

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Obama: "After An Era Of Selfishness & Greed, I'm Here To Spread The Wealth" (Video)

I have yet to see a dime from Obama. Has anyone? Oh wait, you mean it's my money going to Obama's minions? Bummer. I was hoping for a nice check in the mail.

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BIG MONEY: Firms With Ties To Obama Camp To Profit From Obamacare! Friends Of Axelrod, Obama Campaign Manager Involved

Here's a freaking shock!

The AP reports via Yahoo! news:

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers.

Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama's 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama's campaign and now to the White House. AKPD did work for Obama's campaign, and Axelrod's son Michael and Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe work there.

The firms were hired by Americans for Stable Quality Care and its predecessor, Healthy Economy Now. Each was formed by a coalition of interests with big stakes in health care policy, including the drug maker lobby PhRMA, the American Medical Association, the Service Employees International Union and Families USA, which calls itself "The Voice for Health Care Consumers."

Their ads press for changes in health care policy. Healthy Economy Now made one of the same arguments that Obama does: that health care costs are delaying the country's economic recovery and that changes are needed if the economy is to rebound.

There is no evidence that Axelrod directly profited from the group's ads. Axelrod took steps to separate himself from AKPD when he joined Obama's White House. AKPD owes him $2 million from his stock sale and will make preset payments over four years, starting with $350,000 on Dec. 31, according to Axelrod's personal financial disclosure report.

A larger issue is a network of relationships and overlapping interests that resembles some seen in past administrations and could prove a problem as Obama tries to win the public over on health care and fulfill his promise to change the way Washington works, said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a government watchdog group.

"Even if these are obvious bedfellows and kind of standard PR maneuvers, it still stands to undercut Obama's credibility," Krumholz said. "The potential takeaway from the public is 'friends in cahoots to engineer a grass roots result.'"

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Inside Look - The Election in Afghanistan, Violence Erupts (Video)

26 Dead in Afghan Election Day Violence - Interview with Alex Thier of U.S. Institute of Peace.

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Obama on Book of Secrets: "I'd Tell You, But I'd Have to Kill You" (Video)

Oh that Obama! What a hoot!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

RETREAT! Obama To Drop "Public Option" Amidst Public Backlash (Video)

See what happens when everyday American "mobs" and "right wing terrorists" let their voices be heard! Democracy in action works! Keep fighting Obama/Reid/Pelosi Socialism! We are winning! They are treading water and about to drown!!!!!!!

This is exactly why Democrats try to cram legislation down or throats before we get a chance to read it. Remember when Obama promised to post all legislation online, wait a week to sign things? Blah, Blah, Blah!?!?! Well, he broke that promise once already when they succeeded in passing the "CRAPulus" Economic Recovery porkulus bill, but not this time!

Politico reports:

President Barack Obama and his top aides are signaling that they’re prepared to drop a government insurance option from a final health-reform deal if that’s what’s needed to strike a compromise on Obama’s top legislative priority.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the public option was “not the essential element” of the overhaul. A day earlier, Obama downplayed the public option during a Colorado town hall meeting, saying it was “just one sliver” of the debate.

He even chided Democratic supporters and Republican critics for becoming “so fixated on this that they forget everything else” — a dig at some liberals in his own party who have made the public option the main rallying cry of the health reform debate.

At the same time, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), one of six senators involved in bipartisan Finance Committee negotiations, all but declared the public option dead in the Senate.

“Look, the fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the United States Senate for the public option,” said Conrad, who has pushed an alternative proposal to create a network of consumer cooperatives, on Fox News Sunday. “There never have been. So to continue to chase that rabbit, I think, is just a wasted effort.”


Yahoo news:

WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, a leading figure in the liberal wing of his party, said Monday he doubts there can be meaningful health care reform without a direct government role.

Dean urged the Obama administration to stand by statements made early on in the debate in which it steadfastly insisted that such a public option was indispensable to genuine change, saying that Medicare and the Veterans Administration are "two very good programs that have been around for a long time."

Dean appeared on morning news shows Monday amid increasing indications the Obama White House is retreating from the public option in the face of vocal opposition from Republicans and some vocal participants at a town-hall-style meetings around the country.

The former Vermont governor was asked on NBC's "Today" show about President Barack Obama's statement over the weekend that the public option for insurance coverage was "just a sliver" of the overall proposal. Obama's health and human services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, advanced that line, telling CNN Sunday that a direct government role in a system intended to provide virtually universal coverage was "not the essential element."

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Incompetent Barack Obama White House Forced to Scrap, Apologzie for Health Care "Fishy" Claims Email Fiasco (Video)

And these guys think they can run health care for all Americans? Right.

More humiliation for a reeling Obama White House as they are forced to publicly acknowledge that a would-be viral email from Senior Presidential Adviser David Axelrod was spammed to a number of unwitting recipients.

Politico reports:

Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.

E-mails to that address now bounce back with the message: “The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:”

The “flag” service was introduced Aug. 4, with a White House blog post saying: “There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to”

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at a briefing shortly after the service launched: “We're not collecting names from those e-mails. … [A]ll we're asking people to do is if they're confused about what health care reform is going to mean to them, we're happy to help clear that up for you. Nobody is keeping anybody's names.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote a letter to Obama raising privacy concerns about what the senator called an “Obama monitoring program.”

“I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House,” Cornyn wrote. “So I urge you to cease this program immediately.”

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Chavez says Obama "lost in space" on Latin America

More priceless rhetoric from Obama's on again/off again socialist idol Hugo Chavez. Despite being a communist despot, Chavez continues to come up with some classie one-liners with respect to Obama!

Remember....the 9 O'clock show is completely different than the 7 O'clock sure to tip your waiter!

Reuters reports:

CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is "lost in the Andromeda" galaxy on Latin American policy, his chief critic in the region, Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, said on Sunday, while demanding the closure of U.S. military bases.

Last week Obama said critics of U.S. involvement in Latin America who are now asking Washington to do more to restore the ousted president of Honduras "can't have it both ways."

"We are not asking you to intervene in Honduras, Obama. On the contrary, we are asking that "the empire" get its hands off Honduras and get its claws out of Latin America," Chavez said in a rambling weekly television and radio show.

"President Obama is lost in the Andromeda Nebula, he has lost his bearings, he doesn't get it," he said.

Chavez repeated an accusation that the United States had prior knowledge of the coup that deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on June 28 and the military plane that flew Zelaya out of the country had used a U.S. base in Honduras.

Despite Chavez's frequent tirades against U.S. imperialism, the United States remains the main client for Venezuelan oil, though the OPEC country is gradually increasing sales to other countries, especially China.

Chavez, who expelled the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela at the end of the Bush administration but allowed him back when Obama took office, said he still believes Obama has good intentions.

Obama has promised to improve U.S. relations with Latin America. U.S. officials say his administration will put more effort into ties with the region to counter Chavez's growing influence.

The leftist Venezuelan leader is furious, however, at a U.S. security agreement with Colombia that will give the Pentagon access to seven Colombian military bases. Chavez has cut trade with his neighbor as a reprisal.

The United States and Colombia say the deal is an expansion of an existing accord and will help fight drug traffickers and guerrillas involved in the Colombian cocaine trade. Chavez says a larger U.S. troop presence risks sparking war in the region.

Venezuela is planning to beef up its army by buying tanks and other weapons from Russia, Chavez said, adding that his country needs to be prepared for an attack.

Chavez claims the United States wants to control Venezuela's huge oil reserves as well as the Amazon region.

"This is just the start of an imperial military expansion," Chavez said of the U.S.-Colombian security arrangement.

Chavez asked Obama to withdraw U.S. forces from the Palmerola air base in Honduras (also known as Soto Cano) and from Guantanamo Bay which the U.S. Navy has used as a base in Cuba for over a century.

"Until when? Get with it, Obama -- get with it, brother," Chavez said.

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Seniors Cancelling AARP Membership Over Health Care Reform (Video)

President Obama recently stretched the truth by saying that the AARP supports his "Obamacare" plan.

Some seniors are concerned about the likely, inevitable "rationing" of socialized medicine which would ensue from the Democrat's plan.

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Geraldo Loses It... Compares Tea Party Protesters to Brooks Brothers Mob (Video)

Geraldo loses it... He lashes out at the mob who he believes just prevented nationalized health care just like the "Brooks Brothers" wearing demonstrators who were so violent and stole the election for George Bush.

It's oddly reminiscent of when Sen. Barbara Boxer said "well-dressed" protesters were out to "hurt our President."

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