Article from the Wall Street Journal

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  1. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    WOW !! the first real truth from a journalist I've read !!!!!

    Article from the Wall Street Journal Form by Eddie Sessions:

    "I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

    In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.

    His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial.. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal. He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

    He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

    And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska . It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

    The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary..

    Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

    Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe , having gained a foothold in Spain.

    The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

    Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

    Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

    He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

    The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

    Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual's life.

    When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

    We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America?"
     
  2. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

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    The scariest, most pathetic thing about this whole ObaMoa mess is that is was sooooo obvious during the campaign, yet America chose him as our President. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Americans will get the sort of government they deserve." Well, folks. We got it. We are an ignorant nation pumping out even more ignorant spawn through parents' apathy and flamingly incompent public schools. A poll last year reported that 51% of recent high school graduates didn't know if Germany was our ally or enemy in WW2. Is America doomed?
     

  3. pdx210

    pdx210 Well-Known Member

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    not that simple,

    the country was in the ****er before Obama besides the president doesn't really run the country the party does do you think the guy would be nominated if he wasn't in the parties pocket
     
  4. AlterCow

    AlterCow The Silver Cow

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    The USA is rife with 'acceptable' BS behavior

    Yes, America was in the ****ter before Obama came to be President. Remember, the Bush admin literally stepped aside in the last few months of their term to allow the upcoming Obama admin to start the process of the car and bank bailouts. Par for the course seeing he personally had been away from Washington for almost 1000 days of his 8 year term. Amazing...good people are fighting and dying in a war half way across the world and he is chillaxin at Camp David or his Texas ranch...

    As I am sure an overwhelming number of people voted for him (Obama) because they didn't want any more bragadaccio from the last Prez and more money being funnelled into the war machine, I too believe he was selected, not elected. Voter fraud has been a problem for God knows how long and it is even easier in this day to adjust numbers since a good amount of votes are accepted with electronic voting machines, running on a Windows OS. Prior to these becoming a standard in many places across America it was proven to be hackable...never mind the confusion of the butterfly ballot, America has a new way to fudge the vote.

    There are so many problems with our nation: public education, the Federal Reserve stanglehold on its economics (Greenspan fudged numbers? Our economic messiah 'goofed'? Please...it's far more insidious than that), the unratified IRS being able to strongarm money from the citizens, the FDA allowing our food to be inundated with chemical compound poisons that are deemed 'safe' in small doses yet has zero business being in the food to begin with (aspartame, hydrolized proteins, hydrogenized fats, food colorings, parabens) as well as food processing practices that damage the living food we should be eating (irradiation, ultrapaseurization), the EPA standards on water treatment (which allows floridation and an acceptable amount of arsenic, barium and other tastey treats to be pumped to your home), our foregin policy is to buy off countries with the money that either exists or not within our coffers and each printing of a new round of cash comes with debt attached to it... I mean, the list is oustanding and long, yet we 'allow' it to be.

    The Fed is not our friend, nor has its leaders been with many an administration. I keep hearing/reading the mantra that we will vote this guy out in 2012... well, maybe so, but only to allow the next administration in that work for the same people(?), not the American citizens. We are given our leaders. They are the ones that resonate a tone that many American feel at the time, but yet they are backed by money and influence. So what if their political record be tarnished, their political bedmates be of a questionable nature, their personal history obfuscated for the right as citizens to merely have change from the last round of kooks whom took us for a ride... we allow it to be because of partisan blinders we chose to wear.

    I am sure we all have an ideal of what this nation should be and how we as individuals want life, liberty and happiness in our lives, but we as a whole settle for six of one, half dozen of the other based solely on what our ideal platform is promoting.
     
  5. mitchshrader

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    The closest thing so far to an ideal government, supposing the label matches the contents, is a Constitutional Republic with universal sovereignty.

    We can have that by demanding it.

    Were it up to me not only would (employed) felons and illegal residents vote, they AND everyone else claiming to be an employed competent adult, would be required to vote or pay a substantial fine to the IRS.

    First, get ALL the electorate involved, and that's everybody that has to pay taxes. People not paying taxes aren't paying rent to be here and have no say in management.

    Second, let every taxpayer allocate where their taxes go. Social services, defense, debt reduction, education.. for any income tax paid. Add it up and budget it that way. Let the taxpayers SUPPORT what they pay for.

    Third, put a 50% top limit on the total marginal tax rate.... which means ALL taxes added up compared to income .. (it's higher now)

    4th, put a million dollar non-taxable cap on unearned income, and 50% tax rate above that.

    5th, put a million dollar non taxable cap on estate transfers to a single individual (non-spousal) and a 50% tax rate above that.

    6th, nationalize all gold, silver, and uranium mines in the US, and pay compensation.. but do it yesterday, and every speck mined goes to fort knox. hold public auctions where the mint BUYS gold and silver, and sells coined metal.

    Immediately claim every mineral deposit including oil within our area of influence (sign the 'high seas' treaty so we CAN)..get china out of cuba and we get out of taiwan.

    By 2012 be giving OPEC nothing.


    Stop borrowing, pay cash. 0 deficit spending nationwide.
     
  6. kyfarmer

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    We are heading to where the real people who are running the country want us to. Into the crapper at light speed and their dear leader is leading the lemming's to the slaughter. If it was only them going to the chopping block i would grease the skid's, but we are being draged along for the ride.