Didn’t see this coming…
White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said there’s no chance Attorney General Eric Holder will resign in light of the mounting evidence against the Obama administration, including the IRS’ ongoing targeting of Christians, conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Party groups (the IRS commissioner met with Obama 157 times) and revelations that his Justice Department had been spying on journalists.
Jarrett made the overly confident statement this week, long ago having moved on from the deadly Fast and Furious scandal and the tragic Benghazi attacks and murders, to name a few.
“Obviously, I know the president pretty well. And I know the attorney general very well. And he will be in his position for quite a while.”
Jarrett and Obama helped bring Chicago politics to the White House. A Republican with the same background would have been vetted extensively, covered 24/7 by the media, and would never be elected. The radical, leftist, progressive individuals who make up Obama’s close friends, associations, and his administration also reflect his policies and worldview.
Class warfare. Racial politics. Marxism packaged as Christianity. America is evil. Islam is good. Twenty years involvement with Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church in Chicago. Friend of terrorists.
The following is an excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA:
The sad truth is that many Americans today don’t care that prior to his election, Obama’s handlers concealed information about his college years and no official records were ever made available – a first in our history. No college transcripts, published records, or papers had been released. What were they hiding?
By the time Barack Obama made it to college at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, you can be sure he had formed enough anti-American views to build on what he had already gleaned from his childhood mentor, communist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis was a labor activist, writer, and community organizer as well as a Communist Party USA member. [Valerie Jarrett’s father, Vernon had close contact with Davis, and was also a Communist]
In 2010, Dr. John Drew, one of Barack Obama’s college friends, came forward and confirmed what many informed people already knew that Obama “was basically a Marxist-Leninist.” Drew talked about his past arguments with Obama about the many brands of Marxism:
“I see evidence of a continuing commitment to Marxist ideology…. In the Marxist model, the economy is the driving force behind change in the other spheres of society.”
Dr. John Drew did his senior honors thesis on Marxist economics at Occidental College, and he also founded the Democratic Student Socialist Alliance. He was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental and a Marxist himself. In fact, Drew was a well-known campus communist and was attracted to the college because Occidental was known for its Left-leaning politics and Marxist professors. Some even said it was considered “the Moscow of southern California.”
Occidental attracted America’s future president. Drew believed Obama was looking for a social revolution during his college days, and he expected a movement where “the working class would overthrow the ruling class” leading to a socialist utopia in America. Drew admitted how extreme he thought Obama’s views were at the time.
In 2010, John Drew was interviewed by Dr. Paul Kengor, an author, Reagan biographer, columnist, radio host, and Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values. Drew admitted that at Occidental he was a comrade who leaned more toward the Frankfurt School of Marxism.
Here is a partial transcript of Dr. Kengor’s radio interview with John Drew:
Drew: “I felt like I was doing Obama a favor by pointing out that the Marxist revolution that he and [our friends] were hoping for was really kind of a pipe dream, and that there was nothing in European history or the history of developed nations that would make that sort of fantasy – you know, Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution – come true.”
Kengor: “So you had a realistic sense that even though you liked these ideas, it really couldn’t happen or really wouldn’t even work.”
Drew: “Right. I was still a card-carrying Marxist, but I was kind of a more advanced, East Coast, Cornell University Marxist….”
Kengor: “I know people are listening right now who want me to address this – and especially people who are Obama supporters. To be fair, I mean, look at where you were then and now where you are today.”
Drew: “Well, yeah, now I’m a Ronald Reagan, churchgoing, Baptist conservative.”
Kengor: “But now, okay, so what about Obama? Where do you think he is today? And to the people who are listening and are angry that we’re even having this conversation: Look, you don’t want us to talk about this because you don’t like what it says about Obama’s past, but we have to know this stuff about our presidents! “You can’t leave this out of biographies… That’s why the background is so crucial – Frank Marshall Davis, what happened at Occidental, goes straight to Columbia from Occidental, the Bill Ayers affiliation, no real-world experience – this matters….”
Drew: “Yeah, I think whenever he talks about people clinging to their guns and their religion due to economic stress, that’s just the standard Marxist argument. In fact, that’s the argument of alienation and class-consciousness … the superficial religious and cultural ideals of the capitalist culture … and I really think he’s surrounded by people that share that mental architecture.”
Obama is surrounded by dangerous anti-Christian, socialism-loving people. They’ve plotted and pushed their agenda to transform America. Record numbers of people now rely on government assistance. We have record spending; increasing taxes, high energy, gas prices, and unemployment; racial and political division; the healthcare system takeover; and threats on our freedoms (including speech and religion.) And now, more invasions of privacy.
Government has become an enemy of American citizens, and this administration is very good at using the tactics of distraction and diversion. With more of us becoming outraged while the media protects this administration, it will be fascinating to see this epic drama played out.
It was the first time a sitting US Secretary of Education had visited Canada; and by all accounts, it was an exciting time for Canadian educators. In September 2010, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a new broom in the Obama White House, visited Toronto, ostensibly to participate in an education conference.
Duncan is more or less a quintessential Obama pick. A born-and-bred socialist academic, he was born in Hyde Park, the Chicago neighborhood where Jesse Jackson, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and Barack Obama would later reside. In fact, Duncan’s father was a professor at the University of Chicago, which later employed Obama and unrepentant domestic terrorist Ayers. He is also a Harvard alum and former Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools.
While in Toronto, Duncan schmoozed with educators who were no doubt after his own heart. The Canadians are well under way in implementing the International Baccalaureate Programme, which is what one might call the standardized socialist syllabus intended to indoctrinate students into the preferred worldview of liberal elites worldwide. It may then come as no surprise that in America, Common Core is being used as the wedge of sorts toward the implementation of the IB. While the rhetoric used to sell the IB and Common Core accentuates how wonderful the program is, and how much better students do educationally (which is far from being established), the real focus is on social engineering, data mining, and indoctrination.
As part of this trip, Duncan toured Weston Collegiate Institute, a local high school in the IB track. Its principal, Deborah Blair, is also an archetypal socialist educator, who has been lauded for her utilization of “Restorative Justice” in her administrative practices. She also happens to be black and an American.
Weston Collegiate is also the high school that was attended by a colleague of mine, Dr. Jim Garrow. As some will be aware, Dr. Garrow is noted for having founded The Pink Pagoda, an organization that rescues baby girls in The People’s Republic of China from infanticide (a widespread practice there due to their “one child per family” policy) and places them with childless couples in China. He had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, which was ultimately awarded to Barack Obama.
What many outside of Canada don’t know is that Garrow is also a groundbreaking educator in his own right. Over the years, he has contributed to countless international education projects and has worked with educators and government officials around the globe, including such luminaries as Jack Kemp, Jerry Falwell, Bill Bennett, and other Reagan cabinet members.
In early 2010, Weston Collegiate alumni, staff, and ancillary participants began considering a number of proposals whereby they might recognize their honored fellow alumnus (Garrow) with some manner of public tribute, given his experience, humanitarian work, and that he had been a Nobel Peace Prize runner-up.
Shortly after Arne Duncan’s historic visit to Weston, however, all such talk of homage to the esteemed alumnus abruptly halted, to the puzzlement of Dr. Garrow and the prospective participants. What had happened? Unfortunately, identifying the whos and whys of it wound up being as mysterious as… well, as trying to determine who authorized the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative, Christian, and pro-Israel nonprofit groups and political opponents for inordinate scrutiny.
Speaking of which: in recent weeks, of course revelations concerning the Obama administration’s widespread use of government bureaus to persecute political opponents have fundamentally transformed the political landscape in America. From the Department of Justice’s clandestine monitoring of journalists’ professional and personal communications to the Internal Revenue Service harassment of the Tea Party, suddenly Americans are getting a glimpse into the real Obama White House.
I’ve spoken quite a few times to the malignant narcissism of President Obama in the context of his disposition with (or disposal of) those whom he considers dangerous to him, or for whom he simply harbors disdain. His Stalinesque need to discredit or otherwise stultify the influence of his former Nobel rival and outspoken conservative critic is very much in keeping with this deep neurosis and paranoia, though at first blush it may just appear petty.
Garrow would not be the first or only individual targeted through whatever means Obama had at his disposal. In the case of an American citizen, of course, it’s child’s play: Just stick the IRS on them. In Garrow’s case, it appears that Arne Duncan did the dirty work.
It does bear mentioning that years before Weston Collegiate principal Blair got involved in “Restorative Justice,” Garrow was the principal of the Teachers College for Inuit in Canada (Nunavut Arctic College), which pioneered and taught this concept to principals of First Nations (Inuit) schools. Originally known as the “justice circle,” it was developed by the Inuit as a social construct within their own culture. So, Blair receives accolades for her work with “Restorative Justice” and gets to diminish any recognition of another having done so first, while aiding and abetting Duncan and Obama at the same time. Such a deal!
While the damage certainly wasn’t life- or career-threatening, this is moot; in the case of the narcissist, it’s the perception of the one doing the damage that counts. Whether a Canadian businessman or entire segments of the American electorate, any and all means to marginalize, intimidate, or outright destroy Obama’s enemies are absolute necessities.
Because that’s how Marxist narcissistic sociopaths roll…
Over the past couple of years, Obama and his administration have allowed the Communist Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to hack into our military computer system and steal virtually all our military weapons designs. (He’s supposedly “Commander-in Chief” and thus responsible for all national security issues, including breaches.) What Obama got in return is not clear, since like everything else in his “most transparent administration ever,” his political donors have been largely kept secret. However, given the massive amounts of money Bill Clinton got from the Chinese, it is unlikely that the greedy pigs in the Obama campaign machine didn’t take even more.
Clinton’s quid pro quo included giving the Communist Chinese all sorts of help getting established in places like both ends of the Panama Canal and the Bahamas, selling them the technology to actually get their missiles to hit their targets, and enabling them to continue to steal all of our top-secret nuclear technology. By 2002, they had the capability to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles, armed with cutting edge atomic warheads, and hit what they were aimed at. It appears that Obama’s quid pro quo is allowing them to set up Special Enterprise Zones across America, and giving them the information to make all our weapons systems totally vulnerable. Yet none dare call any of this treason.
In a previous column – “Obama is Setting Us Up” – I noted the following:
China has made trillions of dollars off us, thanks to massive interest payments on the uncontrolled borrowing by the Obama administration, and from a huge and ever increasing trade deficit, where they export to us way, way more than we export to them. During the Obama ‘presidency,’ China surpassed America as the world’s leading economic power. They have used this money to radically increase the size and sophistication of their military, to the point where it is very questionable whether we could do anything should they move to start taking over other Asian countries, like the Philippines, Japan, or South Korea.
Add to this the recent robust moves by China to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. According to Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets:
“If the dollar loses status as the world’s most reliable currency the United States will lose the right to print money to pay its debt. It will be forced to pay this debt,” Bove said. “The ratings agencies are already arguing that the government’s debt may be too highly rated. Plus, the United States Congress, in both its houses, as well as the president are demonstrating a total lack of fiscal credibility.
It’s predicted by some economists that the dollar may be dumped by 2015; and if that happens, with the shambles the economy is in due to Obama and his Marxist minions ramming socialism down our throats, America will implode, and chaos will reign supreme. Which is what China is aiming for, and where all this is leading.
For a number of years now, China has seen its milennia-old dream of world domination coming within its grasp. Unfortunately, its economy has not grown fast enough, due to its lack of energy to fuel the engines of growth. It has been competing for every drop of oil that’s out there, but it’s not enough. This is where a collapsing U.S.A. comes into the equation.
It has recently become clear that our oil and natural gas resources are far larger than those of any other nation. With a collapsing economy and society, China could a) buy everything it wanted – land, extraction, and processing infrastructure; or b) militarily crush us, take it, and use us as forced labor.
There is a very disturbing and ugly pattern to what the Chinese have been doing, ever since the Communists under Mao Zedong drove the Nationalist Chinese, under Chiang Kai-shek, into exile on the island of Taiwan. Leftists in America, whether they called themselves communists like Obama’s mentors Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers, or progressives like all the Marxists and neo-fascists who dominate the Democrat Party, have deluded themselves into believing that they can manipulate and dominate the Chinese. Tragically for America, it is obvious that the opposite is true.
The question is: is it still possible to turn all this around?
The answer is: yes, and the first step is to clean the traitors out of OUR government.
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Almost 20 years ago, early in the Clinton-Rodham-Gore era, the late New York Times columnist William Safire charged that First Lady Hillary Clinton was so routinely dishonest in her reaction to the many scandal-”gates” of which she and husband Bill were being accused as to merit the derisive label of “congenital liar.”
According to that highly acclaimed political affairs commentator and author of the Times “On Language” column, Hillary’s tendency to spin, scam, deceive, and lie in her response to charges of impropriety and possible corruption (e.g., in Whitewater-gate, S&L-gate, Travel Office-gate, Cattle Futures-gate, Missing Files-gate, Hubble-gate, Vince Foster-gate, Lippo/China-gate and many more) was so deeply rooted as to be in her genes.
Now that President Barack Obama is being accused of similar spins, scams, and cover-ups, the reaction of the White House, the left-wing Democrats, the establishment media, and most of academia is – like then – – one of indignant outrage. But are not Barack and Hillary “joined at the hip” in both their Saul Alinsky ideologies, their Rules for Radicals tactics, and their current “tar baby” of the Benghazi Cover-up?
Back then, in a master-stroke of misdirection and disinformation worthy of Harry Houdini, Hillary loudly alleged (and a compliant left-wing media loudly amplified) a “Vast Right-wing Conspiracy” against both herself and First Husband Bill – with all of the blame going to the dastardly right-wing Republicans.
And so it will be again if the finger-pointing, blame-gaming “Progressives” (code-word for Socialists) are given free rein to demonize Barack Obama’s critics and detractors, no matter how correct and justified the Tea Partiers and other Republicans are in their anti-Obamanism.
The Other Side of the Coin – Proofs of a “SCAMALOT” Cover-up
But this victimization need not be the case if Obama’s critics have the good sense to charge – in Hillary Clinton style – a “Vast Left-wing Cover-up” of not only the Benghazi and IRS Scandals but of many other BHO spins, scams, false denials, false promises, and programmatic abuses, some listed below.
Now, in an exercise of “history repeats” and of appropriate legacy labels for these two less-than-truthful Presidencies – which happen to share the VIP persona of Hillary Clinton – here is a critical look at some of the ignoble, deceitful, and scam-filled aspects of Obama’s “Age of Scamalot” Presidency.
In terms of the latter label, this author’s January 30, 2010 posting on AmericanThinker.com — “From Camelot to SCAMALOT” — took the first step toward forever disconnecting Jack and Jackie Kennedy’s legacy label from the always upbeat, smiling, and charming but so deeply deceitful Presidency of Barack Obama, HERE.
Having completed four tortured years in office — and now extending “Four More Years” into nearly a decade of redistribution, dependency, and egalitarian poverty — it is a legacy label that should be as damaging to today’s Obaman and Clintonian “Progressives” as the heroic-sounding “Camelot” label has been a political benefit for almost 50 years to the Kennedys and the Democrats as a whole.
Listed and briefly explained in that AmericanThinker.com posting were a full dozen major “BHOtoxin” deceits, spins, and scams relating to issues of transparency, budgetary earmarking, deficit spending, unemployment, CBO cost-scoring, accountability, bipartisanship, energy independence, the role of lobbyists, climate change, and the War on Terrorism.
A sequel now being prepared for publication quite soon – once Benghazi Scam, IRS Scam, and Associated Press Scam can be included — will triple the count to at least three dozen of the failures (and their cover-ups) that foreshadow the rising element of “No Confidence” in this gradually deflating Presidency.
So desperate are the Obamanoids to escape the dreaded “Cover-up” label that they have concocted countless euphemistic alternatives by which they and the mainstream media might paint a less sinister picture of L’Affaire Benghazi – e.g., a sideshow, a political carnival, no “there” there, old news, a witch hunt, a fleeting story, a Fox News story, a minor bump in the road, Speaker Boehner’s fixation, a desperate right-wing distraction, radical partisanship, a GOP cut in funding, a tool for fundraising, ad infinitum.
But at the base of it all is the question of just WHO IS THIS MAN of the “Vast Left-wing Cover-up?” – whose entire life history is either unknown or so highly “spun” as to dwarf even the Benghazi Talking Points fiasco – and whose 35 (!) examples are listed in groups of five for easy reading, re-reading, and troubled amazement:
- his birthplace records – both hospital and State of Hawaii documentation,
- his Marxist parentage, grand-parentage, and “Frank M. Davis-mentored” youth,
- his grammar and high school academic, financial, and activities records,
- his US, Indonesian, and any other (?) Passport and foreign travel records,
- his Occidental College admission, academic, activities, and financial records,
- his Columbia University academic, activities, and financial aid records,
- his IAF and other Saul Alinsky-style “Community Organizing” records,
- his Islamic and/or “Black Muslim” Nation of Islam/Louis Farrakhan records,
- his Black Liberation Theology church records, especially Rev. Wright’s files,
- his Harvard Law and Saudi-connected (?) financial aid and activities records,
- his book writing (especially with ghost-writer William Ayers) records,
- his Woods Foundation (with Marxist Board Chairman William Ayers) records,
- his Chicago New Party (officially Socialist and even communist) records,
- his Illinois State Senate (primarily “Voting Present”) records,
- his and Michelle’s Illinois Bar records — and their de facto disbarments,
- his records of real estate and financial dealings with (felon) Tony Rezko,
- his dealings with Rashid Khalidi and Bill Ayers (together) in Chicago,
- his records of dealings with the Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallard law firm,
- his and Michelle’s dealings with Chicago Med Center $$$-crony Eric Whitaker,
- his Senate and White House medical records with Dr. David Shiener,
- his so-called “Prof. of Constitutional Law” lecturing records and evaluations,
- his radical-Left personal, political, and professional associations,
- his social, romantic, and “lifestyle” preferences before marrying Michelle,
- his suddenly no-longer-archived-by-DoD (!!) Selective Service records,
- his Social Security records, especially his feloniously false SS Number,
- his secret “enemies list” of major contributors to the Mitt Romney Campaign,
- his “kill list” of both Americans and foreigners “deemed” to be AQ-style terrorists,
- his official release of an almost certainly forged birth certificate in April 2011,
- his relentless efforts to deny the Judeo-Christian origins and character of America,
- his conspiracy with Harry Reid and Joe Biden for no Senate Budget Resolutions,
- his Contempt-of-Congress efforts to weaken Clinton-era Welfare Reform work rules,
- his records of involvement in the Fast and Furious “gun-walking to Mexico” scandal,
- his records of collaboration with the “Soroctopus” Center For American Progress,
- his manipulations and “Harm Offensive” in mgmt. of the “Sequestered” budget cuts,
- the hidden role of his alter ego, Valerie Jarrett, in the Benghazi, the IRS, the AP, the FoxNews, the HHS, the EPA, and other misdeeds and their subsequent cover-ups.
Question du jour: Does this compulsive man of “Cover-up” scam just a little, or does he Scam-a-LOT?
And is he even now covering up and scamming the Breaking News about his April 31, 2010 White House meeting with National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelly – the very day before NTEU leaders at the IRS initiated the illegal “Targeting” of Tea Parties and other “Christian-Conservative” and “Patriotic” applicants for tax-exempt status?
The Great Evil of False Words, Labels, and Narratives
So now, in this shameful “Age of Scamalot and Vast Left-wing Cover-ups,” let us recall what the great Chinese philosopher Confucius said 2400 years ago when asked what would be his first action if he were placed in charge of the government of China:
“It would certainly be to correct language. If language is not correct then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done remains undone. If this remains undone, then morals and acts deteriorate. If morals and acts deteriorate, justice will go astray. If justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence, there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.”
And much closer to home and to the current political situation, that great American man of words, Mark Twain, once asserted that “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” If that be the case, let us hope that a thoughtful and proactive use of truthful “lightning words” only and a strict avoidance of all such false narratives as those cited above will:
first, help to unmask both Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s insidious “Vast Left-wing Cover-up” — which stretches back several decades to their shared lock-step devotion to the “transitional Marxist” likes of Antonio Gramsci, Saul Alinsky, and, alas, George “Soroctopus” Soros; and,
second, will enable all of us Americans to limit this ignoble “Age of Scamalot” and its OPRAH Land (Obama-Pelosi-Reid-and-Hillary Land) Plantation of dependency, egalitarian poverty, and indentured servitude to no more than the unfortunate “Four More Years” to which a slim majority of American voters have recently sentenced us all.
JIM GUIRARD — TrueSpeak.org 703-768-0957 Justcauses@aol.com
A DC-area attorney, writer and national security strategist, Jim Guirard was longtime Chief of Staff to former US Senators Allen Ellender and Russell Long. His TrueSpeak.org Web site is devoted to truth in language and truth in history in public discourse.
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