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Obama Spies on His Enemies in Congress

30871_large_Obama_Watching_WideOriginally posted at American Thinker

Remember when Obama, the guy with big plans to resettle America’s neighborhoods, clashed with Bibi Netanyahu for refusing to abandon construction and resettlement plans in East Jerusalem? The president was so incensed that Netanyahu hesitated to comply with his demands that he left the prime minister sitting in a room alone while he went upstairs to eat.

That’s when, out of fear of being wiretapped, Netanyahu and his delegation chose not to use White House phones.

As usual, Bibi’s discernment was on target because recently it was revealed that Obama, concerned about his nuke deal with Iran, directed the National Security Agency to spy on Israel, American Jewish groups, and friends of Israel in the U.S. Congress.

For eight years, in addition to displaying open hostility toward the Jewish state, here in America, the president has pushed the boundaries on everything from limiting First and Second Amendment rights to passing a failed stimulus package to ramming through healthcare reform to making a nuclear deal with Iran to promising amnesty to illegal aliens.

Yet despite the U.S. Constitution being shredded, the law flouted, and domestic and worldwide chaos being stirred up by a philosophically driven Obama, time and again, the onslaught of detrimental policy pronouncements have been met with an insipid response from the president’s supposed political adversaries.

Now, after learning that the Executive branch of the U.S. government spied on the Legislative branch, it’s less confusing as to why the former Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), and his compadre in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), seemed so reticent in resisting this president.

At first, it appeared as if former Speaker Boehner acquiesced out of fear that Republicans would be blamed for things like government shutdowns, or accused of not showing compassion toward hordes of “unaccompanied minors,” or worse yet, perceived to be the “Party of No.”

Now we find out that although John Boehner was likely spared the wrath of the battery cables, the antique dental drill, and duct tape, before grabbing his Coppertone and heading back to Ohio, Chicago-style coercion may be what caused teary-eyed Boehner to consistently fold like a cheap lawn chair.

Next up: Kevin McCarthy the Republican from California who was the shoo-in to replace Boehner.

After receiving an email from a “conservative activist” that threatened to expose an alleged extramarital affair, McCarthy withdrew his candidacy to be Speaker.

Ironically, McCarthy’s decision coincided with a cryptic letter written by Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) to Republican Conference Chairperson, Cathy McMorris Rodgers. In the letter, Jones asked that candidates with “embarrassing… misdeeds … committed since joining Congress ” withdraw from running for positions of leadership.

What exactly did the North Carolina representative know, and what was his letter really alluding to?

Finally, there’s newly ordained Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI). Paul’s the guy who, besides being Romney’s running mate in 2012, stood firmly against the Affordable Care Act. After being insulted publically by the president for daring to try to reel in the debt and deficit with actual numbers, Ryan had the guts to label Obama “the Campaigner-in-Chief.”

Unfortunately, somewhere between 2011 and 2016 Ryan lost his determination. Suddenly, the solutions the new speaker criticized so strongly in the past have become solutions he seems willing to live with.

Atrocities such as the $1.1 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill, which subsidizes the president’s plan to accept into America Syrian refugees who will likely be infiltrated by ISIS and leaves conservatives wanting on issues like defunding Planned Parenthood.

Worse yet, the spending bill contains provisions totaling over $1 billion to help fund the implementation of the same healthcare reform bill the new speaker spoke harshly against just five years earlier.

Speaking of surveillance and Obamacare, let’s not forget Republican Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ baffling decision that doubled down on defying the Constitution and helped pave the way for socialized medicine.

Now, The Wall Street Journal’s eye-opening piece titled: “U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress” may shed light on why two branches of the U.S. government have rolled over and accommodated Obama on every front.

According to the article, Barack Obama employed the NSA to spy on foreign leaders like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Bibi Netanyahu, a practice he promised to discontinue doing to “friendly heads of state” two years ago.

An anonymous senior official quoted by the WSJ said that when the administration secured the NSA’s services the president’s goal was to ensure that Netanyahu did not stand in the way of Iran attaining the bomb they plan to use to annihilate Israel.

During the Iran deal negotiations, the NSA also listened in and reported back to the president conversations Benjamin Netanyahu had with friends in Congress. So, while targeting our allies, also “swept up …were the… content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers.”

In other words, politicians that fit the president’s enemy criteria probably include any turncoat who attended Netanyahu’s March address to a joint session of Congress where Bibi argued against the president’s nuclear deal with Iran?

The 44 Democrat protesters who chose not to attend exempts only 8% of Congress from snooping.

Therefore, 92% of Congress may have had their private conversations wiretapped, which might explain why Republicans consistently grant a paranoid Obama unprecedented leeway on things they swear they oppose.

With that said, and although pure speculation, could the majority party’s consistent pusillanimous posture be based on their knowledge that America’s first black male president blackmails those he considers enemies in Congress? And didn’t Richard Nixon resign for much less?

Based on the seriousness of the spying accusation, if true, Barack Obama should step down or be impeached, which may require the Republicans in Congress to pull up their pants, place concern for self aside, and finally do something that’s long overdue — put the survival of America first.

Obama Is Going to Train More Americans?

1891164_10152022627472336_451581248_nOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Barack Obama the Train Wreck said that the United States (also known as “we”) “need to train more Americans.”

Obama prefaced his training shocker with an advisory to the Central Connecticut State University audience in New Britain, Connecticut: they needed to “bend [their] knees” so they don’t swoon (as people tend to do) while he’s speaking.

What kind of training does the president think Americans need?

The seemingly potty-trained backdrop audience who clapped like trained seals seemed very well trained. One thing he’s right about, though: training is definitely necessary if Obama wants people to cheer when he talks about job creation in a state with 7.9% unemployment.

Other than those sorts of things, Americans probably could be better ‘trained’ to be more obedient and less questioning.  How about government-funded tutoring programs that “train” Americans to ignore the truth and simply swallow lies?

Even better, how about some sort of presidential commission to brainwash, er…train Americans to ignore what happened in Benghazi, forget about the IRS scandal, and praise Obamacare, even if they’re among the unfortunate six million who lost their health insurance?

How about ‘training’ Americans to embrace the prospect of all-encompassing NSA spying, applaud drone strikes on American citizens, enthusiastically relinquish our sovereignty, and give up our Second Amendment rights while arming drug cartels?

There needs to be an indoctrination program that can train Americans to think it’s a great idea to leave the borders open, use tax dollars to finance the first lady’s vacations, and fund the slaughter of the unborn.

Yes – more training for stuff like that.

Barack Obama has made it quite clear that, from where he sits, he and his cohort of trainers “need to train more Americans.”

The problem is, Obama wants to train “We the People” to be LESS American and be MORE Socialist, and a problematic document called the Constitution may get in the way.

 

Is John Boehner ‘A Man Taking a Walk?’

John Boehner

Originally posted at American Thinker

Newfound understanding as to why America is in the dire straits it’s in was gained when Speaker of the House John Boehner (‘Beener,’ ‘Bonner,’ ‘Boner’) Boehner (pronounced BAY-ner) finally appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The guy with the perpetual cottonmouth took to Jay’s couch to spout off on people like Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and Vladimir Putin.  But the real revelations came when Boehner explained why he refuses to do anything to counterbalance Obama!

It started when Jay Leno leaned in and asked the Speaker, “Ever think of running for president?”

“No!” Boehner shot back.

Then came the big reveal, the peek into what Barack Obama has on Mr. Boehner that keeps John on the president’s good side.

Boehner said this: “Listen, I like to play golf, I like to cut my own grass, I do drink red wine, I smoke cigarettes–and I’m not giving that up to be president of the United States.”

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Whoa Nellie!  You mean that’s all it takes to get 64-year-old Boehner to sell out America to tyranny – a golf cart, a riding mower, a case of Ripple, and a few cartons of Marlboros?

Boehner also explained that his “orange” tan was simply the result of spending time outdoors. Bike-riding Boehner, one of 12 children, said, “My mother’s dark-complected so I’m a little dark. No tanning beds. No spray or anything. Not ever! Not once ever!”

Sorry John, we don’t buy it.  You either eat too many carrots, overdose on beta carotene, or you’re dipping into the Coppertone, which means Obama the dealer may be funneling a membership to a tanning salon your way.

When Jay asked Boehner if he’d ever met Putin, “No!” he barked back, “And I don’t want to meet him. I think he’s a thug, and I think he’s treated his neighbors in a disrespectful way and, frankly, I think the president ought to stand up to him.”

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Huh?  Putin’s a thug and the president should stand up to him?

The president is a thug too, John.  However, if the guy in the mom jeans attempted to stand up to Putin (who swims in the freezing Siberian Lake Baikal), the Russian president would say “Boo” and make him cry like a little girl.  As for Putin’s neighbors, Obama’s the one who said “Nyet” to missile defense in Poland.

Boehner called indicted whistleblower Edward Snowden “a traitor to the country,” but didn’t think to mention Benghazi, Fast & Furious, or the IRS.

On the NSA spying scandal, Boehner matter-of-factly advised, “Let’s just get over it. It’s been going on for thousands of years,” which means the last bottle of red wine Obama sent over must have been a fine vintage indeed.

As for the anti-Constitutional ACA fiasco, John Boehner reminded America, “It’s the law!”

Asked about the government shutdown over defunding Obamacare, the Speaker admitted that it was “tactically not the right way to do it.”  On the tactic-driven Tea Party members of Congress and the GOP infighting, “it’s bad,” he said.

Mr. Boehner explained that he had accepted Leno’s invitation because in two weeks Jimmy Fallon takes over, and “I thought I ought to get here before it’s too late,” to which Jay replied, “I was gonna say the same thing for you!”

Speaking of “too late,” maybe the Speaker should pay more attention to getting done what needs to be done in Washington DC “before it’s too late,” and less time golfing and scooting around the lawn on the John Deere with a cig dangling from his lips, drinking red wine out of a red plastic cup.

The Speaker revealed a lot about himself when he said, “you learn that a leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk.” Here’s a suggestion from a disappointed group of Americans who depended on you to represent our concerns: Walk on, Mr. Speaker, walk on!

In Case You Didn’t Realize It: Barack Obama, the Non-Ideological Ideologue

BarackOriginally posted at Clash Daily

Taking the weekend off from the Obamacare disaster, Barack Obama jetted westward aboard Air Force One to beg for money and push for support for immigration reform in the blue states of Washington and California. Stopping off in Seattle, attempting to portray himself as reasonable, Obama said that he is “not a particularly ideological person.”

Sorry, but Barack Obama perceiving himself as non-ideological is like Alec Baldwin believing he’s “not a particularly aggressive person” or Lady Gaga swearing that she only wears sensible shoes.

But then again, maybe the president just doesn’t see himself as being all that sociopolitical. It could be that Barack Obama considers being in favor of big government, massive spending, socialized healthcare, unrestricted abortion, illegal invasion, as well as being non-patriotic and secular all tempered points of view.

While manipulating his Seattle supporters, the president blamed national dissatisfaction, otherwise known as his 37% approval rating, on the NSA spying scandal, gun violence, and ongoing upheaval in the Middle East, none of which he assumes any liability for.

As for the myriad of mishaps that everyone knows he’s responsible for, nary a word.

For example, Obama chose not to talk about his Obamacare lies, the abysmal health insurance marketplace, the website security breaches, and certainly not the five million people, some of whom are gravely ill, who will be canceled from individual insurance plans as of the first of the year.

While on the moneymaking junket, America’s “historic” president also chose not to mention the “historic mistake” his administration just made concerning pre-nuclear Iran. Nor did he broach touchy subjects like the national debt, “Fast and Furious”, the IRS, unemployment figures, or the suspicion that the White House was in cahoots with the Census Bureau, which allegedly “fudged” the job numbers just prior to the 2012 election.

Instead, Obama kept the fundraiser upbeat by steering clear of the 30 million illegals he hopes to beckon out of the shadows, his out-of-control spending, his administration’s lack of transparency, government overreach, or how progressiveness run amok impacts ballooning entitlement programs.

According to Mr. Moderate, the only reason things are not going well right now is because that vexatious House of Representatives insists on obstructing his noble vision to “fundamentally transform” America.

Barack did let on that his dream come true would be for the ideological Republicans to be sent packing, and for the Democrats to regain control of Congress. If such a fantasy should come to pass, Obama believes his self-described pragmatic approach to politics could finally be used to move the nation FORWARD.

If the president had his way, Democrat control of all three branches of government would bring with it the much-needed unanimity he claims the American people long for.

Moreover, one-party rule could pave the way for the socialist-style, non-ideological future Barack Obama envisions. Once and for all, the bane of a contentious three-headed government would be exorcised and Obama could finally institute non-ideological dominion over 300 million people, give or take 14 or 15 million.

So it’s very likely that while Obama is out trawling for cash, on behalf of the common good, the Democrats will spend the better part of next year conjuring a way to finagle a win in the 2014 midterms. That way, their Democrat president will have stripped away all opposition, and have a broad consensus among liberals.

Finally, starting with the 22nd Amendment, the hindrances posed by the pesky U.S. Constitution could also be stripped away, clearing the path for Barack Obama, America’s non-ideological president, to single-handedly create and enforce every law and enact every decree.

Angela Merkel Unmasks the Nemesis

Untitled-e1383416308338-300x193Originally posted at The Blacksphere

If Americans are honest, they’ll be able to recognize themselves in the picture of Angela Merkel during her 2011 state visit, lovingly staring upward into Barack Obama’s smiling face.

Angela’s naïve body language typifies the way many Americans felt about Barack Obama in 2008, and then again in 2012.  To those who elected him twice, Barack was considered both a friend and an ally.

Much like the American electorate, Dr. Angela Merkel has come to find out – much too late – that Barack Obama is not to be trusted.

In 2011, Chancellor Merkel accepted an invitation from the White House for an official state visit.  She was feted at a state dinner and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, only to find out a few years later that she was wronged by a Barack Obama double-dealing ruse.

At the time of her visit, Chancellor Merkel was deemed worthy of a presidential honor considered the highest civil award of the United States Government for “meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

According the to the White House website:

Chancellor Merkel came to symbolize the triumph of freedom by becoming the first East German to serve as Chancellor of a united Federal Republic of Germany.

She also made history when she became Germany’s first female Chancellor. A dedicated public servant, Chancellor Merkel has promoted liberty and prosperity in her own country, in Europe, and throughout the world.

The Medal of Freedom was bestowed on Merkel at the State Dinner while the National Symphony played, minstrel James Taylor serenaded. And while guests dined on things like White House Honey Gastrique, Petite Filet, Golden Raisins and Topfen, and German-style Apple Strudel.

In other words, while Angel Merkel was feasting, behind the scenes the National Security Agency was busy subjecting her to police-state tactics.

The Chancellor trusted her endearing colleague, all the while believing that the affinity she and Obama supposedly shared was an affectionate alliance. Boy, was she mistaken.

Little did Merkel know that in addition to the medal and the food “subtly infused with the perennial and annual herbs from the [White House] garden,” she was also being “subtly” bugged.

Which raises the question: How does one award a person for promoting “liberty and prosperity…throughout the world,” while simultaneously monitoring their private conversations?

Sorry to say, but it’s similar to promising to gift gullible American people with liberty, prosperity, and affordable, high-quality healthcare, all the while knowing that the plan would actually deprive them of all three.

Surely Barack Obama would know that Ms. Merkel, who was raised in East Germany, harbored a deep-seated loathing for the type of Stasi-state, “The Lives of Others”-style shadowing to which he was subjecting her and 34 other friendly foreign leaders.

Had Merkel known that someone she considered a fellow world citizen was instead a paranoid megalomaniac, it’s likely that on that balmy June evening, under the tent in the Rose Garden, rather than compliment the hostess on her splendid menu and haute couture, she probably would have gagged on her shaved ham and ginger snaps.

Someone please explain! Why, pray tell, would the president authorize the NSA to wiretap conversations of foreign leaders who consider themselves America’s friends?

Requesting anonymity, a “high-ranking” NSA official told German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag that it was President Obama who “not only did not stop the operation, but he also ordered it to continue.”

The response being bandied about, in a coordinated effort to spin the truth, is that in addition to insurance companies being responsible for millions of Obamacare rollout cancellations, unbeknownst to him the NSA also spied on Barack Obama.

The problem with the latter claim is that to cover his tracks for snooping on everyone who trusted him – not to mention those who did not – star Alinsky student Obama is wily enough to authorize his own surveillance.  Either that, or the man is totally oblivious to the disaster his sub-par leadership is inflicting on both the nation and the world.

And then there were those who, in 2010, thought that Bibi Netanyahu was a bit paranoid himself when he said he thought his phone calls from the White House were being bugged. Seems the Israeli Prime Minister’s suspicions were spot-on.

At present, we come to find out that in addition to Angela’s private “Joachim, please don’t forget to pick up the Wiener schnitzel on the way home” phone calls being listened in on, NSA goons were also physically tailing the German Chancellor.

To subject this woman to police-state reconnaissance reminiscent of what East Germany endured, from the end of WWII until its collapse in 1989, is not only imprudent, it’s abusive.  It instigates cynicism, damages alliances, and fosters worldwide discord – as well it should.

Still, Barack ‘I know nothing!’ Obama continues to deny knowing that the Chancellor was being monitored.

Whether he acknowledges it or not matters little, because in just five short years the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner has systematically decimated U.S. relations with nations that formerly considered themselves our closest allies.

And try as he might to refute the German Chancellor’s spying accusations, the Merkel situation has proven to be symptomatic of how the Obama Chicago machine rolls.  More importantly, this incident should serve as a “teachable moment” for all those Americans who also, while crying their eyelashes off, gazed lovingly upwards into the smiling face of a man they truly believed had their best interests at heart.

Now, together with a justifiably livid Angela Merkel, millions of Americans are finding out that the man they thought trustworthy is, in truth, a menace poised to destroy all that America and her allies hold near and dear.

 

Obama the Clown is Off Limits

Originally posted at American Thinker

It’s a sad state of affairs when America stands by while 3,000 babies are aborted daily, twiddle their thumbs while the Benghazi 4 lay in cold, dark graves, go about their business while the IRS targets American citizens, and keep right on talking while the NSA monitors their phone calls.  Then, after being lackadaisical about serious things, people are up in arms about a rodeo clown showing up at the Missouri state fair in an Obama mask.

 

Talk about misplaced indignation!  If America wants to get upset about something, how about the president assigning a taxpayer-financed security detail to his dog and then flying the pooch from Washington DC to Martha’s Vineyard?

 

Not only that, but while government stands poised to grant amnesty to illegals, release drug offenders from prison, and allow people to vote without identification, the rodeo clown with the Obama mask has been banned from ever performing at the state fair again.   As if that’s not enough, fair officials are contemplating whether to take further action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association for doing the unthinkable and allowing a clown to dress up like Obama.

 

Never mind that during the bull-riding segment, most of the spectators found the Obama clown with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside hilarious. When the audience was asked if they wanted to see Obama, whom most people think is full of bull, “run down by a bull,” the high-spirited crowd responded enthusiastically in the affirmative.

Majority opinion doesn’t matter, because sadly there was a liberal do-gooder at the rodeo with his wife and a Taiwanese boy who was their charge for the day.  Leave it to a liberal to mention that they were playing mom and dad to a Taiwanese boy.

Perry Beam and wife Lily, both of whom probably yucked it up when David Letterman relentlessly razzed G.W. Bush and Tina Fey attempted to make Sarah Palin look like a moron, were outraged because even though there were no burning crosses, white hoods, or lynch mobs, they felt like they were at a Ku Klux Klan rally.

Remember when the HBO series Game of Thrones had George W. Bush’s head on a stake during a beheading scene, and nary a liberal said a word?

Nevertheless, the touchy Mr. Beam maintains that the announcer, Mark Ficken, “whipped the audience into a lather” by suggesting that “Obama [be] run down by a bull.” Mr. Ficken is also the superintendent of schools, or at least he used to be.

Beam alleged that the clown was “bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy,” which Perry the Presidential Protector also identified as a racist act.

After the huffy Mr. Beam stirred up trouble by posting the unsuspecting clown’s picture on Facebook and informing a few liberal blog sites, rather than defend the all-in-good-fun clown the fair officials, in a written statement, acquiesced to political correctness.

Although “This ain’t [their] first rodeo,” fair officials banned the clown and publicly stated that the prankster had engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” and that a clown dressed up as the country’s biggest buffoon acting clownish was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards.”

“It’s not unheard of for a rodeo clown, depending on how he reads his audience, to play politics a little bit,” said Jim Bainbridge, the senior public relations coordinator at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. “But this crossed a line.”

A Barack Obama clown playing politics with an amused audience is now prohibited in a country that allows a whole host of things that are truly reprehensible, most of which occur with the Clown-in-Chief’s hearty approval.

Bainbridge said, “when you’re suggesting that the president” — who is injuring everyone from unborn babies to senior citizens — “should be injured, it kind of gets to a level of hostility that is inappropriate.”

Besides, Obama’s level of injury and hostility is real; the rodeo performer was just clowning around.

In other words, instead of telling little whiney boy Perry Beam to go stuff it, the Missouri State Fair Commission, rodeo announcer Mark Ficken, and the rest of the easily guilted-into-submission individuals associated with the incident quickly buckled under the pressure, lawyered up, and banned the poor schlub in the Obama mask from ever working at the state fair again.

No doubt Perry Beam, Racist Hunter, is proud of himself.  As for the cowards who run scared whenever a histrionic liberal yells “Racism!” — shame on you!

‘Big Sis’ Pushes Orwellian (1984) Lies and Tyranny

BigBrotherOriginally posted at Clash Daily

In his 1949 novel 1984, George Orwell wrote something that seems to be very applicable today, especially as it relates to the things liberals say when trying to explain away what is undeniably true. Orwell said that “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

When it comes to the power of “tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of [his] own choosing,” President Barack Obama is a pro. Responding to the NSA scandal, Barack Obama shared the opinion that “You can’t have 100% security and 100% privacy.”

While that premise may be somewhat true, it’s still amazing that when it comes to abortion Barack Obama is able to overcome every obstacle to ensure that the right to 100% privacy is always 100% secure.

In like manner, taking a few minutes off from purchasing billions of rounds of ammunition and ordering riot gear, on New York City’s political show Road to City Hall, Homeland Security Secretary/catcher of dangerous border-crossing hairdryers Janet Napolitano told Errol Louis that she thinks “people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case.”

Sounds like some “tearing and putting together” may be going on, because Janet Napolitano’s comments on the NSA controversy sound very similar to Barack Obama’s over at Ohio State. Giving the keynote address, Obama warned graduates to “reject these voices” that caution of the evils of government, saying, “Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government … or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

Now, despite denying an Orwellian state, Janet Napolitano has done exactly what Orwell was talking about when she pointed out to Mr. Louis the various difficulties involved in “striking the right balance between security and civil liberties.”

That explanation not only supports Obama’s ongoing “tearing and putting back together” endeavor, but also explains why Big Sis allows our porous border to remain open – the DHS’s “shape of its own choosing” worries that the civil liberties of illegal aliens may be infringed upon.

Nonetheless, on Road to City HallMs. Napolitano urged Americans not to worry about government reconnaissance efforts infringing on Constitutional rights, because there are lots of protections built into a system. That’s the same system that dropped the ball when Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev came back to the United States after spending six months being trained in terrorism tactics in Chechnya.

To reinforce that built-in protections argument, Ms. Napolitano then pointed to a privacy office embedded in her own department that is “constantly reviewing our policies and procedures.”

Janet Napolitano touting protections “embedded” into a system that she’s in charge of – to keep a check on her – is sort of like Obama appointing Eric Holder to investigate why Eric Holder authorized the seizure of Fox News reporter James Rosen’s private emails after accusing Rosen of being a “possible co-conspirator” in violation of the Espionage Act. It would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling.

Then, as if disrespecting Americans’ privacy is the only area where Janet stressed that, although the government is indeed going “willy-nilly and using any kind of data” they can gather, “No one should believe that we are simply going willy-nilly and using any kind of data that we can gather.”the government falls short, Ms. Napolitano mentioned that she felt the “federal government hasn’t done the best job keeping the public informed about how it is treating the enormous amounts of personal information that could potentially be used in intelligence gathering.”

Janet shared that “I think we need to do a better job of explaining to the American people exactly what is kept, what are the real restrictions on how — I’m just talking now for DHS, Department of Homeland Security – how we use it, how long we can keep it, how we share it, all those things.”

Then, citing certain challenges as an excuse to brazenly flout the US Constitution, Janet Napolitano denied an Orwellian state as she advanced the Orwellian state. On behalf of Barack Obama, Big Sis gently excused government intrusion into the right to privacy because of the difficulty technology poses when it comes to striking a balance between “security and privacy and other values.”

Therefore, in an effort to explain away what is undeniably true, with Orwellian proficiency Janet Napolitano has proven that with this administration it’s not so much the “100% security and 100% privacy” issue we should be worried about. Instead, it’s the Orwellian tendency for Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano to present 100% lies and 100% tyranny as 100% truth and 100% liberty.

Watch the Good Guys and Leave the Terrorists Alone

600744_10151638724009411_850450878_nOriginally posted at American Thinker

Barack Obama alleges that snooping is in the nation’s best interest because it is a powerful tool needed to keep Americans safe from dangerous terrorists. Yet, taking political correctness to a whole new level of lunacy, mosques, where terrorist types like to mingle with likeminded people, are currently off-limits to spying, snooping, and undercover stakeouts.

That’s right — cell phones are being tapped, keystrokes on computers are being logged and email intercepted and read; but mosques, which are home base for homegrown terrorists, are strictly off-limits to counterterrorism efforts.

Apparently this is how it works: Let’s say law enforcement is looking for a serial murderer who’s known to take a cooking class or two before butchering his victims. So to prevent non-murdering chefs from being offended, the thing to do would be to avoid looking in culinary schools for the killer. Right?

Then, while the Killer Chef hides in a cookery sharpening his meat cleavers, the FBI should spend most of its time surveilling florists, shoe stores, and yoga classes. To avoid insulting Jeffrey Dahmer types, the protocol must be to never ever search for suspicious-looking characters in places where lust killers with cannibalistic tendencies are likely to hang out.

And why, pray tell, if we can’t look for Muslim terrorists in Muslim mosques, is the Obama administration demanding gun owners register firearms? Why are gun shows and gun shops being scrutinized by undercover goons? In other words, if we apply the Muslim terrorist/mosque logic, if the Second Amendment is such a dire threat to the safety of America, gun shops should be the last place Obama looks for gun owners.

Since 2011, in order to investigate or go undercover to find terrorists in mosques, which is supposed to be what the prying program is all about, according to Investor’s Business Daily FBI agents need “high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.” The SORC is a DOJ-appointed body made up of a chairman, members, and staff, all of whose identities are top secret.

If by chance one should suspect a sleeper cell is in a neighborhood nearby, fret not; just dial up the Sensitive Operations Review Committee. If no one answers, leave a message, because the SORC may be on a Sensitive Operations mission in Mexico supplying high-powered rifles to drug cartels and will no doubt promptly return the call as soon as they return.

In all seriousness, the Sensitive Operations Review panel was set up in response to Islamist groups who were offended that mosques were the targets of FBI stings looking for Muslim extremists. Apparently the ACLU and CAIR sued the FBI for surreptitiously staking out jihadists in Los Angeles mosques. Both organizations defined looking for Islamist extremists where Islamic extremists assemble as a violation of Muslim civil rights.

Prior to current don’t-hurt-Muslim-feelings insanity being instituted, reports claim that there were dozens of fruitful sting operations conducted where potential terrorism was thwarted and American lives saved.

Can’t have that! Therefore, with Obama in charge, if the procedures were working, the thing to do is to stop diligently monitoring any potential breeding grounds for homegrown jihadists.

That’s why the Boston Bombers, who supposedly were inspired by Doku Umarov, a Chechen terrorist known as Russia’s bin Laden, successfully blew up a pressure cooker filled with ball bearings, nails, and BBs at an iconic marathon, killing three and maiming 264.

The duo could have been stopped. Tragically, they weren’t because while Tamerlan Tsarnaev was exhibiting “rage filled rants” and mocking Martin Luther King Jr. during worship service at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, reconnaissance efforts were focused on more pressing threats such as the whereabouts of tea party members, pro-lifers, ex-military men, Christians, and political conservatives.

It wasn’t until after the Boston Marathon bombing that Tsarnaev’s Cambridge, Massachusetts mosque was identified, and even then, to avoid “jumping to conclusions,” counterterrorism officials hesitated to suggest that the Imam could help identify the Tsarnaev brothers from the images captured on video from the day of the bombing.

Because hey, even though it’s been alleged that violent jihad is being preached inside some American mosques, acknowledging that fact and monitoring where jihadists worship would cut in on the precious time needed to track, crack down on, and harass American citizens who terrorize the country by bitterly clinging to the First and Second Amendment.

 

Barack ‘Corleone’ Obama – the Boss of Bosses

CoreloenOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Michael Corleone is the lead character in the The Godfather, a film trilogy based on the novel by Mario Puzo of the same name.

In the story, after the death of family boss, Don Vito Corleone, and the assassination of older brother Sonny, baby-faced, brainy Marine Michael was forced against his better judgment to ascend to the head of the powerful New York Mafia family.  The favored-son/war hero turned out to be a cold-blooded murderer determined, at all costs, to maintain power.

In one of the most memorable scenes in the film, while the protagonist’s henchmen are about the business of massacring the newly-installed Boss’s nemeses, an angelic Corleone stands in a church and vows to assume responsibility for his newborn nephew’s spiritual upbringing.

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In the real world, accusations are dogging Barack Obama’s beleaguered administration.

As a result, American politics are currently in a state of unrelenting tumult that resembles a Mafia turf war. Yet despite the many scandals that undeniably have Barack Obama’s thin-skinned, vindictive fingerprints all over them, the president’s upper lip and palms remain sweat-free and Obama’s perpetual smile projects a Michael Corleone-confident air of unflustered self-assurance.

Pundits seem convinced that the multi-tiered revelations of harassment, spying, cronyism, and discrimination are discrete incidents, all of which Obama’s envoys swear the president knew nothing about.

But, what is more likely is that all the scandals are a result of an individual in the highest echelons of power dispatching capo-style henchmen in the IRS, the EPA, the NSA, and the Department of Justice to do the dirty work of disposing those President Obama perceives as potential problems.

Hence, what America may be witnessing is the long-overdue demise of political Don Barack Obama for attempting to advance progressivism in the same manner Godfather Michael Corleone went about eradicating the Barzini family.

For four years Obama has comported himself in a manner similar to the cool, calculating Michael Corleone.  In the movie, while Michael piously recited the rite of Baptism in the Church of Saint Joachim and Anne, hellfire and brimstone were simultaneously raining down on his foes compliments of the dedicated foot soldiers he had dispatched

In the shadow of the baptistery a soulless Corleone mouthed the vow that he rejected the “glamour of evil” as well as “Satan and all of his works,” and did so knowing full well that the evil works of the devil were precisely the tactics he embraced.  It seems as though the more power Michael Corleone amassed, the higher the body count grew.

The Godfather’s award-winning cinematography provided moviegoers a potent juxtaposition of images that moved methodically between the sacrament of Baptism and the sacrament of slaughter. The film’s brutality visually conveyed the message that a power-hungry man has the capacity to assume the chameleon-like role of sainted godfather while secretly commanding the extermination of his rivals.

And isn’t that exactly what appears to be going on in America?

Apparently, behind the scenes, Barack Obama has been behaving like a Mafia boss attempting to overthrow the US government. Much like Michael Corleone, the president recited the Oath of Office, disingenuously vowed to uphold the US Constitution, and as we’ve come to find out, did so with about as much sincerity as Michael Corleone denouncing the works of Satan.

Don Obama views conservatives, tea party groups, pro-lifers, and even honest journalists as political enemies.

And so while feigning placidity, a ferocious Obama continues to fête world leaders, raise money for the DNC, bless Planned Parenthood, spout meaningless platitudes at memorials, and diabolically project a false humanity, like Michael Corleone assuming responsibility for his godson’s rite of passage into Christianity.

In addition, Obama quotes Scripture he doesn’t believe and cries over children whose lives he’d just as soon abort.

As the president’s agents of Constitutional mayhem dressed in the uniform of Attorney General, IRS Commissioner and Secretaries of the DHS and HHS go about eliminating the opposition, an engaging Obama smiles warmly, croons an Al Green verse or two here or there, and munches on corn dogs.

The problem is that sadly, what America is witnessing is neither a best-selling novel nor an Academy Award -winning movie. The man whose narcissistic personality makes it impossible for him to endure criticism or to allow his power base to be threatened is not a fictional character.

The smirking grin America is subjected to daily belongs to an actual person whose smug attitude confirms that somehow he feels justified dispatching high-class hoodlums to handle some of the more unpleasant aspects of his grand plan.

The truth is that the President views a large swathe of the nation in the same way the callous and cunning Michael Corleone viewed the other Dons he ordered his wise guys to snuff out.

Much like Michael Corleone’s goons shooting up Moe Green, under bosses Doug Schulman and Eric Holder stealthily target the First and Second Amendments and do it while the person who’s calling the shots publicly rebukes the malevolence exhibited by those to whom he’s secretly issued marching orders.

That’s why, as questions multiply and Congressional panels are established to address the imminent political blood bath, Barack Obama is looking more like the head of a crime family than an American president. And thus far, although he’s managed to remain largely unscathed, it’s becoming clearer that what’s really at the root of these scandals is a hypersensitive ideologue with an unquenchable desire to maintain and advance his power.

Thus, it’s safe to surmise that what America is witnessing is not a cosmic coincidence, but the revelation of a veritable scandal conglomerate.

And chances are, despite the smug confidence the president constantly exudes, it’s likely the driving force behind the outrageous injustices directed toward certain Americans is indeed a man with the ruthless bearing of Michael Corleone, politically executing whomever and whatever necessary to secure his position as America’s Godfather.

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