But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46
I’m convinced that Obama doesn’t live on this planet or in the united States. He recently released a statement which said, “We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative agenda — one that helps working families — not just in one generation, maybe two, maybe three,” I can’t understand the logic when I see the state of the economy, the illegal invasion of our country, more taxes, not less, and all the other bull pucky coming out of his administration. Then again it could just be me. I feel as though I woke up and found myself in third world country where the federal government has attempted to strip me of all my freedoms. Well, they can try…
While it must be grand to live in an ivory tower, I’ve found that living in the real world can be much more challenging. Here I need to pay attention to what is going on around me and take steps to defend what I believe in. Those content to stick their heads in the sand, I pity. When their world finally crashes down around them their stunned amazement will leave little room for coping.
Posted by the Patriot Post
Obama’s numbers continue to plummet. Yesterday I saw he was at -22. That is a 5 point drop since the beginning of last week when it was at -17. The small chips around the edges of the Obama mystique have turned to cracks and now have reached the point of splinters and fractures. Just 18 months into his presidency, (cough), and he is a failure of epic proportions.
It has gotten so bad that not even congress can ignore the blatant illegal activities of the Obamination. For congress to notice something illegal is rather like the pot calling the kettle black, but we’ll overlook that small detail for the moment and focus on this report.
Staff report U.S. House of Representatives 111th Congress
Committee on Oversight And Government Reform
(This is a pdf document. JMT)
Since the beginning of the Obama Administration on January 20, 2009, ordinary Americans have financed and been exposed to an unprecedented number of public relations and propaganda efforts. Federal spending for public relations contracts rose to historically-high levels during the Bush Administration. Under one-party rule in 2009, the White House used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the President’s agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives. Congress buoyed the Administration’s propaganda efforts by increasing federal spending on public relations for the first time since 2005.
The Obama Administration frequently used federal resources to promote the President’s agenda. In many cases, the Administration relied on the reach and resources of federal agencies and their personnel to promote certain of the President’s favorite programs. The White House also leveraged ties to the arts and entertainment community to embed propaganda in the content of television programming and artwork. These propaganda efforts violated appropriations riders and federal law prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
The White House also used its inherent visibility advantages to multiply the effectiveness of websites containing misleading and controversial information. The White House used its resources to push visitors to websites that urge grassroots activism based on false and misleading information. The President’s right to sell his policy recommendations to Congress and the public is not disputed;however,using the resources of the federal government to activate a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign is an abuse of office and a betrayal of the President’s pledge to create “an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”1
Instead of facilitating openness, the public relations and propaganda activities of the White House have had precisely the opposite effect. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has historically deemed activities involving “covert propaganda” to be unlawful. In those cases, the source of the public relations or propaganda materials did not disclose his or her identity as a federal employee or contractor. Many of the Obama Administration’s propaganda activities are unlawful because they are covert. Furthermore, several programs closely resemble those decried by Democrats and ruled unlawful by GAO during the Bush Administration.
This report examines several of the most visible public relations and propaganda efforts during the first year of the Obama Administration. Viewed collectively, these activities reveal an Administration better suited to campaign-style self-promotion than to providing transparent and honest leadership.
The Obamintion problem solving skills. Posted by the Patriot Post
The report continues in this vein for a total of 37 pages. That much illegal activity should be grounds for impeachment don’t you think? And I didn’t even copy the total executive summary, only a portion of it.
The report goes on to accuse the acting POTUS of “self-aggrandizement” and “puffery” of the agency and its personnel. It also claims that this was done in order to promote one political party and that the propaganda was covert in nature since it never disclosed that it was government appropriations which paid for them. In other words, your and my tax dollars paid for being spammed with messages promoting the desires of the acting POTUS. Oh, my…!
Now we know why all those Hollywood Stars were jumping to the Obaminator’s defense and calling us all racists! He paid them to do so. Naughty, naughty. Caught with their nickers down on this one. And the same goes for lame stream media. Wonder how they will spin this one? He didn’t mean it? It was a serious mistake? He didn’t know this was illegal? I’m sure we’ll all swallow those excuses…NOT!
Found on the web under Epic Fail
In order to understand the scope of this report you simply have to read it yourself. The condemnation of this Obaminator is clear and unequivocal. He is SOOOOOOOO busted! Were this not an election year he might have gotten away with it. Were the tea parties not gaining both momentum and strength DESPITE the Obama propaganda being spewed out relentlessly, he might have gotten away with it. But all of it happened. Congress is no less guilty for throwing Obama under the bus…
President charged with illegally using taxpayer money to manipulate public
In 1974, Donald Segretti pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of distributing illegal campaign materials, for which he served in federal prison four months of a six-month term.
The Obama administration’s abuses alleged in the Oversight Republican Report can be summed up under the term “astro-turfing,” a fraudulent public relations activity in which “the White House and the agency whose resources it is co-opting attempt to create the impression that grassroots support for a particular policy exists when in fact it has been fabricated using taxpayer dollars.”
The Obaminator is accused in the report of violating the following programs:
1. The National Endowment for the Arts
2. The Department of Justice
3. Office of Education
4. Federal workforce
5. Department of Health and Human Resources
6. Other abuses
Some may claim that because this is done by Republicans, it doesn’t have the same impact that it might otherwise have had it been done by democrats. I say if the charges weren’t real, regardless of who created the report, then they would not have stuck their congressional necks on the chopping block to say so.
The Department of Health and Human services paid out over $700,000.00 of YOUR MONEY to run an ad with Andy Griffith promoting Obamacare which ran during the month of July.
It is truly sickening to see a childhood icon like Andy Griffith used to promote propaganda that targeted me and millions like me. I don’t blame Andy Griffith. There isn’t much work for someone who is 84 years young…
Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod worked for AKP&D Message and Media, whose base of operations is Chicago, has been linked with setting up dummy corporation fronts for business who wanted propaganda ads run without the public knowing the messages came from them. The more we learn about the Obaminator the more of a crime boss he appears since he surrounds himself with the criminal element…
Posted by Caleb on August 16, 2010
An advance pre-publication copy of the report, shared by Issa’s Washington office with WND, accuses the White House of nothing short of criminal activity. It charges the Obama administration with violating federal laws to advance what the Government Accounting Office has characterized as an unlawful “covert campaign,” using federal resources “to activate a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign.”
Pulling no punches, the Oversight Republican Report accuses the Obama White House of “violating federal law prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.”
This sure doesn’t leave any doubt as to why the acting POTUS numbers are dropping like a stone. I keep searching for a response from the White House but I’m not finding one. Apparently they haven’t come up with a good enough spin on this yet. Give them time and I’m sure they will. I’ll bet it sucks to be Obama right now though.
This report kind of puts a lie to the Obaminator’s assertion that he is doing a grand job of solving problems and taking care of business. The link is at the top of the page. Obama loves to compare his efforts to those of dubya. It isn’t hard to come out smelling like a rose when you compare your actions to the despicable betrayer dubya. However, shit still smells like shit, even if its new shit…
The Hill published the following. Link at top of page…
Obama boasts of most ‘progressive’ political triumphs in decades
By Sam Youngman – 08/17/10 06:05 AM ET
Obama was joined by a number of lawmakers and celebrities at an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that raised $1 million.
Obama is hitting the campaign trail hard this week before he goes on vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, boasting of his administration’s accomplishments and accusing Republicans of trying to return to the policies of President George W. Bush.
Obama is already campaigning? OMG, and I thought last election was bad. Now we get to hear him stump his stuff for the next two years? < Major groan > That should be ILLEGAL!
The Obaminator just doesn’t have any bragging rights. News articles about inflation, over taxation, public outrage over bills passed, bail-outs and takeovers of private industry just show the extent of the Obamination’s failure to get anything right.
Thursday, August 12, 2010 – by Staff Report
The Horror Show … The employment situation in the United States is much worse than even the dismal numbers from last week’s jobless report would indicate. The nation is facing a full-blown employment crisis and policy makers are not responding with anything like the sense of urgency that is needed. The employment data for July, released by the government on Friday, showed that private employers added just 71,000 jobs during the month and that the unemployment rate remained flat at 9.5 percent. But as bad as those numbers were, if you look beyond them you’ll see a horror show. – New York Times/Bob Herbert
Free-Market Analysis: We’ve written about the difficulty of reigniting employment in the midst of a crack-up boom, and now even the New York Times is starting to come around to that point of view. For those conspiracy-minded folk that like to chant “out of chaos, order,” we want to point out as we have before that the power elite enjoys controlled chaos, not out-and-out chaos, which is unpredictable and can turn violent. Unemployment on a vast scale is a real problem for the powers-that-be. Hence, Bob Herbert’s alarm.
The power elite has controlled society, certainly in the past 100 years, through the production and promotion of dominant social themes that have controlled people’s expectations and behaviors even though the subjects themselves thought they were reaching their conclusions voluntarily. If the elite sought chaos, it wouldn’t bother with dominant social themes. It would simply rule through intimidation and fear.
That flat rate of 9.5 percent doesn’t account for all those who have fallen off the unemployment rolls. You can only collect unemployment for so many weeks, then you are done. Want welfare to help pay bills and keep your family fed? Well, you will have a better chance if you are of illegal alien, but it is possible with continued tries… Bragging right Obama? I’m not impressed. Anyone out there who is??? So I ask again, just what planet does this Obaminator live on??? He wants to make sure that we are on Earth while he is off on Mars…
There is the vote of no confidence by ICE agents and border patrol.
There is the social manipulation of the public. SEIU connections with the Obaminator Gotta love them pulling that race card over and over again…. Thanks to this over use, the race card now has no meaning. Sticks and stones and all that jazz!
More conflicts of interest issues surround Obama and his choices of representation. Conflicts of interest and ethical behavior are a plague of this administration.
So one last time I’ll ask the question: “Just what planet does Barack Obama live on?” I’ll rest my case here, for now…