Breitbart Was Right…

breitbart Breitbart Was Right...

The New York Times released a major 5,000 word investigative report exposing Obama administration appointees’ abuse of a federal program to compensate farmers who had faced discrimination. Back in 2010, however, the Times had urged for faster compensation and less bureaucratic roadblocks for the “Pigford” defendants:

The compensation effort sprang from a desire to redress what the government and a federal judge agreed was a painful legacy of bias against African-Americans by the Agriculture Department. But an examination by The New York Times shows that it became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees. In the past five years, it has grown to encompass a second group of African-Americans as well as Hispanic, female and Native American farmers. In all, more than 90,000 people have filed claims. The total cost could top $4.4 billion.

From the start, the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie: because relatively few records remained to verify accusations, claimants were not required to present documentary evidence that they had been unfairly treated or had even tried to farm. Agriculture Department reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from nursery-school-age children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes in the same handwriting with nearly identical accounts of discrimination.

Yet those concerns were played down as the compensation effort grew. Though the government has started requiring more evidence to support some claims, even now people who say they were unfairly denied loans can collect up to $50,000 with little documentation.

And what a fraud it was. The government has spent over $1.33 billion compensating Hispanic and female farmers for federal loan discrimination despite a 2010 Supreme Court ruling dismissing those claims, which didn’t seem to bother the Times until now.

The Times also singled out Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who they said was a driving force behind the settlement. Vilsack told the Times that “We weren’t just writing checks for the heck of it…People were not treated fairly, and in fact, even today there are damages as a result of folks who weren’t treated fairly.”

Since it’s the government, I suppose a little fraud is to be expected, as long as the overall intent was theoretically good.

While it’s great to see this story being reported by The New York Times, it’s a shame that Andrew Breitbart isn’t around to revel in the vindication of his efforts to expose the fraud in the Pigford settlement.

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

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This past weekend, I saw the late Andrew Breitbart’s swan song Occupy Unmasked that exposed the Occupy movement for what it is: an orchestrated distraction by the hard Left and unions.

In a way, it was like preaching to the choir. I already knew the mainstream media had coordinated with the hard Left (including anarchists) and unions to make “Occupy” what Time magazine called “The Story of the Year.”

I already knew that the mainstream media was hiding the rapes and murders and OD’s and rats and STDs. Hiding the fact that college students were being bussed in; and the homeless and unemployed were being paid to act as props for the real Occupiers: the SEIU and anarchists.

Yes, the same SEIU that gave $100 million to Obama in 2008. The same anarchists that are a part of Obama’s “community organizing” circle of radicals.

But seeing the film moved this knowledge from the head to the heart; that is, enabled me to feel it viscerally.

And America, that is a scary feeling. For SEIU and the radical Left want one thing and one thing only: the destruction of America. To destroy America so that their perfect socialist utopia will rise from the ashes.

What the details of this socialist utopia will be doesn’t matter.

What matters now is destruction.

It reminds me of those “This is your brain on drugs” commercials of the 1980s. A commentator shows a pan filled with hot butter and says: “This is your brain.” He then cracks an egg into the pan, where the egg sizzles and sputters, never again to return to its original form, and says “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?”

Another term of Obama will make America’s “fundamental transformation” complete. America will go beyond the point of no return. SEIU, the radical Left, and their dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama, will finish the job of destroying this nation and remake it into something unrecognizable, never to return again to the greatest nation on earth.

God help us if they are successful.

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Paul Ryan: The Last Puzzle Piece

mikiboothpaulryan Paul Ryan: The Last Puzzle Piece

Wyandotte, OK – Why would Tea Party favorites like Rep. Ryan and Allen West vote for bills like the Patriot Act and NDAA, leaving many of us scratching our heads and questioning their loyalty to the Constitution? I think I know the answer.

I met Rep. Paul Ryan when I was running for Congress at the time, challenging Blue Dog Democrat Dan Boren. It was during the last week of March 2010 in Oklahoma City. It took me several hours to get there, but for me, it was worth the drive and the price for a ticket ($100 or so). Ryan was the keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ 2010 citizenship dinner. Ryan focused on the passage of Obamacare for most of his address, calling the bill a “travesty” and said it was up to the people to start a new American Revolution, but a peaceful one at the ballot boxes. He said, “We need men and women who go to Congress and are running to stand up and fight for what this country is all about.”

Of course, I agreed with that and felt like it was me he was talking about, but I had been disappointed only minutes before when I introduced myself and told him I was a tea party leader running against Dan Boren. He responded with, “Oh, he’s a great guy. We’re friends. You know my wife is from Oklahoma; we have relatives here.”

The photographer snapped the souvenir photo (above) and Rep. Ryan reached for the hand of the next person in line, essentially dismissing me. It wasn’t what I had expected, or maybe more accurately, what I had hoped for, but it was typical of how politicians don’t listen to nobodies.

I wasn’t a nobody to hundreds of people who knew me or at least knew my record. I gained national recognition in the Tea Party movement when I held up my husband’s and son’s birth certificates from Kapiolani Hospital in Hawai’i and declared Obama’s online forgery as “a piece of junk.”

Long story short, I dropped out of the race and supported constitutional conservative Dr. Charles Thompson. I felt driven to continue my efforts to expose Obama’s fraudulent birth and other false narratives about his background. I was unique. I was the only person I knew from Hawai’i speaking out publicly, bad or good, about Obama, and I knew why. Getting the truth told was a losing proposition as I fought a barrage of expletives; “birther,” “racist,” “wingnut,” “conspiracy theorist,” and all demeaning names and charges intended to intimidate me into silence. I wasn’t alone. Anyone challenging Obama caught the same flak.

On March 1, 2012, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, held a press conference and declared that the birth certificate posted on the WhiteHouse.gov website on April 27, 2011, was a manufactured forgery. Earlier that same day, Andrew Breitbart, king of alternative media, collapsed and died. A shockwave went through conservative America. Sheriff Arpaio’s stunning news got a small mention by Brett Baier in his “Grapevine” segment on FOX News with a final comment intended to mar the sheriff’s credibility by stating he is under indictment by Attorney General Eric Holder for “civil rights violations” and other (trumped up) charges.

Sheriff Joe held another press conference on July 17th, again confirming Obama’s birth certificate to be a forgery. Even more evidence had been found in Hawai’i by Mike Zullo and his investigative team. The Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse now had boxes of evidence but in a quandary as to where it should go. Obviously, it couldn’t go to Eric Holder’s Justice Department, so he asked for a congressional hearing. He asked, but by now, he was marginalized like the rest of us who challenge the most powerful man on earth.

On Tuesday, August 7th, I went to Claremore, OK to Sen. Tom Coburn’s recess Town Hall. I went prepared with evidence to counter the claims he made to me in a letter responding to my request to hear Sheriff Arpaio’s evidence in a congressional hearing. Before he shouted me down, saying, “You don’t get to talk anymore!” and “You don’t get to read that!” (I tried to read aloud what he wrote), I got to talk about Obama’s forged birth certificate, his forged selective service application card, and his CT social security number starting with 042 instead of 575 or 576, numbers reserved for Hawai’i residents.

Coburn recited the talking points provided by CRS, the Congressional Research Service, who we identified as the culprit “prepping” members of Congress on how to handle questions about Obama’s birth certificate, citizenship status, his religion, Muslim background, passport, sealed records, etc. I asked if he gets his research from CRS, and he confirmed he did along with Snopes and FactCheck. Coburn had lost his cool and demanded I ask my question. I asked, “Will you call Sheriff Joe Arpaio and hear what he has to say?” Coburn answered, “Yes.”

Friends who travelled hours from different areas of Oklahoma to support me were witness to the ugly treatment usually given to me when I challenge high ranking officials. This time, it was murmurs of “Shut up, Bitch” and “Who does she think she is?”

Well, I’m happy to call myself a nobody. This nobody got a commitment from a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to agree to call America’s toughest sheriff and hear the evidence proving Obama’s birth certificate is a manufactured forgery.

I was ecstatic to hear that Paul Ryan was chosen for Romney’s running mate. I was so afraid we were going to lose our country by allowing another Constitutionally ineligible candidate to be placed on a presidential ballot. The GOP establishment continually pushed for Marco Rubio to go on the ticket, deliberately ignoring the fact that Rubio is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section I, clause 5 of the Constitution. The founders in their great wisdom ensured for future generations that our president/commander in chief and vice-president have allegiance only to the United States by requiring this higher standard of natural born Citizen, meaning born to parents who are themselves citizens at the time. Marco Rubio was 4 years old when his father became a naturalized citizen, meaning he divested his Cuban citizenship, swore allegiance to America, and promised to uphold and defend the Constitution. Had Marco Rubio’s parents became naturalized before he was born, my mission would be different today.

I watched Ryan’s speech this morning and shed tears. Not just because of the wonderful words of optimism he has for the future of our country, but because it wasn’t Marco Rubio on the dais.
My thoughts, though, went to Ryan and Col. West and questioned why Tea Party-backed congressmen would vote for NDAA when it hit me: they don’t read all the bills, and we shouldn’t expect them to. It’s an impossible task, so they rely on their aides and other advisors to do the research and make recommendations. And how do they do their research? They rely on the information disseminated by CRS, Snopes, FactCheck, and other liberal sources. Dr. Coburn confirmed that.

This isn’t news, and most people reading this are aware of the problem, but the difference is that we are being heard and taken seriously. Wayne Allyn Root went mainstream over Obama’s sealed Columbia records. Others are coming forward exposing Obama’s communist ties and radical Muslim infiltration in the White House. My hunch is that every Republican senator and congressman has at least one communist plant among their staff, and CRS is the communist controller of the information flow – cut off the communist tentacles of CRS, and we start to win the information war and the battle to save our country.

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