Saturday, March 31, 2012

Obama is no Ali when it comes to rope-a-doping the American people! (video)



President Obama, his administration, campaign and blindly loyal supporters are all using a boxing technique, the rope-a-dope, made famous by Muhammad Ali!

And due to this I am so very tired. Am I the only one who finds dealing with the left and MSM fatiguing? I remain focused, motivated and resolved to do what I can in my own small way to defeat Barack Obama come November 2012, but exhausted nonetheless.

Exhausted by this so-called strategy of the left to cajole the American people into the boxing equivalent of punching themselves out on some key issues that surround the President.

One can only imagine that they intend to pursue this technique until Americans become vulnerable to what our opponents believe will be their knockout blow in the 2012 election.

Creating this condition of mental fatigue is the strategy that has been chosen, developed and implemented by President Obama and his entourage to deflect political punches in order to tire out political opponents. And it has had some success, there is no doubt about that.

However, unlike the success of the rope-a-dope used by Muhammad Ali when he fought George Foreman in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle (for boxing fans the classic Round 8 below), this political tactic will work for only so long. Eventually as they say, the truth will out!


In the world of boxing the rope-a-dope is a strategy designed "... to cause the opponent to "punch himself out" and make mistakes which the boxer can then exploit in a counter-attack..." (Source)

Does anything describe the Obama strategy on many key issues including his still questionable birth certificate and disturbing personal associations better than rope-a-dope? A strategy designed and implemented to make Americans roll their eyes and say "no mas" when they hear any of these topics brought up?

Yes, it's exhausting to continue to pursue mysteries from the past of Barack Obama, only to be punched into a corner with accusations of racism and redundancy. To be called partisan hacks and ideologues more interested in pursuing political victories than in bringing out inconsistencies that the left calls either resolved or irrelevant.

But the Americans who continue to pursue the truth understand this technique of the President only to well, and will not be backed into a corner and allow questions extremely relevant to go unanswered.

We are not talking about trivialities here but such basics as the legitimacy for Barack Obama to be President. We are not speaking in generalities or with vindictiveness here when demanding answers on relationships the President has had and continues to have with some individuals of extremely questionable character with names like Ayers and Dohrn.

And the list goes on. For instance has any credible explanation been offered by the President concerning his clandestine comments to the President of Russia over missile defense? I don't think so and yet the topic is allowed by the MSM to simply go away.

Think about what is written in these next few paragraphs and then ask yourself what we actually know for a fact about this President versus what we don't know or just conjecture about. Then ask yourself how many of these unknowns are driving his agenda for the future of America, our allies and the rest of the world.

"...Consider: Under no circumstances did Obama want a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the White House. He remade NASA into an international outreach program for Muslims. He continues to block oil drilling in America while subsidizing oil drilling in Brazil, Columbia, and Mexico. He encouraged uprisings across the Arab world and welcomed the radical Islamist regimes that seized power.

He intervened in Libya where hundreds were killed but not in Syria where thousands are being killed. He interfered in Egypt to overthrow Mubarak but ignored the pleas for help from the people of Iran when they rose up against the mullahs. What principle of selectivity accounts for Obama’s particular involvement? No one really knows, because so much of Obama remains hidden from the world.

It's not a stretch to say that a key factor in holding Obama at least somewhat in check is that he must run for re-election. But what if he wins? He will have a second term with a free hand. He can totally ignore public opinion. He will have four more years to finish off what was once the greatest nation known to man.

What behind-the-curtain schemes propelled an obscure, radical-Left community activist to the White House? Is he on an anti-colonial, pro-Islamic personal quest to avenge his radical leftist father? Is this why Obama keeps so much of himself hidden? Simple questions beg simple answers. Anyone reading this article would have no problem with releasing biographical records in order to hold a government job. Except one person." (Source)

While many Americans are tired and focused on critical issues in their lives like jobs, making ends meet, crime and their families futures, President Obama cannot be given a pass and allowed to skate back into office the same way that he was allowed to skate in.

Tough questions need to be asked and answers to those questions need to be demanded. It needs to be a complete team effort and not simply by members of the alternative media.

As a carrot, there is a real opportunity out their for some MSM news outlet or reporter to make a real name for themselves by pursuing the truth and not stopping until they get to it.

This is much bigger than Barack Obama or the 2012 presidential election. This is about the future of the country and by extension the world.

To the mainstream media I say seek and ye shall find. I also say that if you are not part of the solution then you're the problem. Do your jobs as true "newsman" and not as just another extension of the Obama campaign.

And who knows whether in the process you may become the next Woodward and Bernstein! For the good of the country!



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Guest Post: Everything you wanted to know about the Supreme Court and Obamacare...*



*... but you were afraid to ask! Or maybe you weren't afraid to ask, but your were actually afraid to find out!

This past week all eyes were on the Supreme Court of the United States as it heard arguments concerning the constitutionality of certain aspects of Obamacare. Few pieces of legislation have had the potential, as this one does, to in many ways change the course of certain fundamental aspects of American life.

And in the process of this course change Obamacare's implementation would also cost jobs, boatloads of money and be crippling to an economy that remains in serious to critical condition!

Where Does the Supreme Court Get Its Power by Dr. Robert Owens

This week the eyes of everyone concerned with the continuance of limited government were riveted on the Supreme Court. For three days the nine Justices heard arguments by the Solicitor General in favor of ruling the individual mandate which is the keystone of Obamacare constitutional. They also heard the representatives of twenty-six States argue that it is unconstitutional. This is the first time that a majority of the States have combined to protest an act of Congress. Now We the People must wait while the fate of our Republic is decided in secret by our Black Robed rulers from whom there is no appeal.

How did we get here?

We elect our representatives and they enact laws which are supposed to be within the framework of the Constitution. It should be the expectation of Americans that those we entrust with our delegated sovereignty would craft laws in accordance with our wishes as expressed in the founding document of our government. These laws should reflect our desire for limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom.

And the unicorns danced with the elves until the cow jumped over the moon.

The perpetually re-elected who control the two houses of our legislature make law with no regard for the limits, the spirit, or the letter of our Constitution. In this case they have decreed not participating in Commerce is commerce, and that a penalty is not a tax, that is a tax, and then isn’t again. After years of stepping so far over the line they have forgotten there was a line. The Party of Power has finally legislated us to the point of no return. If the court of last resort gives this power grab the green light what limits are left?

Since the law was passed over the overwhelming rejection of the voters its validation would cement the dictatorship of the Party in the transformation of America from what we have known into what we would never choose. The Court appears to be our last line of defense. But where does the Supreme Court get its power?

The Supreme Court is principally occupied in a task that has no basis in the Constitution. The nine justices spend their time judging what is constitutional and what isn’t through a process known as judicial review. However, when the delegates of the thirteen original States drafted the Constitution they decided after much debate not to delegate such a power to the judicial branch or any other branch of the new Federal Government.

If the Constitution doesn’t give this power to the Court how did they get it? The surprising answer is that they assumed it unto themselves, and since no one stopped them they just kept doing it. The process began in 1794 when for the First time they declared an act of Congress unconstitutional. Then in 1803 they used a minor case Marbury v Madison to outline their justification for the process. Since that time the belief that the Supreme Court is the ultimate judge of the constitutionality of anything and everything has become such a cornerstone of the American System that the average person erroneously believes the power was granted in the Constitution. Thus the first power grab has become our last defense against what could be the final power grab.

In other words we who want to see the rebirth of limited government are hoping the Supreme Court will use an unconstitutional power to save the Constitution. We stand hat in hand waiting patiently to find out if the Commerce Clause can be stretched to give the central government unlimited power or will we step back from the precipice and wait for the Party of Power to try again.

Across the country we have watched as everything from abortion to gay marriage has been imposed upon us by the black robed tyrants of the Federal Bench. We have watched as popularly passed referendums were overturned, and common sense laws such as Arizona’s immigration statutes cast aside by activist jurists determined to force our nation into their mold. Unelected and almost unaccountable these imperious lawyers on steroids hand down pronouncements from Olympus on the Potomac as the sons of pioneers meekly accept the rule of tradition and the arbitrary decrees of men instead of the rule of law our ancestors fought and died to establish and preserve.

Now the arguments are over. The talking heads endlessly dissect what was said telling us what it means. For months we will hear rumors and hints as we wait until June for the word from on high. Is not purchasing insurance commerce? Does the government have the power to compel a citizen to enter into a contract? Is a contract made under duress valid? Does Congress have the power to make the purchasing of a product necessary to maintain the status of a law abiding citizen? If the answer to what should be rhetorical questions is not a resounding “NO!” we have strayed beyond the pale of liberty and are adrift in the seas of arbitrary power.

As we look to an unconstitutional process to save the Constitution perhaps we should reflect on the state of our Republic. I would also recommend a deep study of the works of our Anti-Federalist fathers. Since we are living in the world they predicted maybe we should take a second look at what they recommended as an alternative to what we have become?

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College. He is the Historian of the Future and the author of the History of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens


Friday, March 30, 2012

Historic breach of credit card security reported at Global Payments!

It's Friday, do you know where your credit card informations is?

"It's one of the largest incidents of data theft in U.S. history. Leading credit card companies Visa and Mastercard are reporting that as many as ten million users may have been affected by a recent cyber attack.

Millions of credit card holders' personal information was placed at risk when an online security breach allowed hackers to retrieve customer data from both companies. Officials are now investigating the incident after Visa and Mastercard reported the breach to U.S. banks, according to the Daily Mail..." (Source)


Is the true Obama mission to actually widen the racial chasm in America?



The jury is still out as to the EXACT circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman!

What we do know is that George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman admitted to that fact although he claims self-defense.

That said, by the evidence as we know it today, all indications point to the fact that Zimmerman should most likely have been brought in by the police and may likely be guilty of some crime.

Again, those are the facts based on the evidence as we know it today!

President Obama on the Trayvon Martin case!

We also know President Obama's thoughts regarding the Trayvon Martin case. “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

This statement was made as the result of a question put to the President at a press conference. A question that many feel had been planted in order to give the President the opening that he wanted to speak to this case.

An opportunity that he would not have had if that question were not specifically asked. Had he taken the initiative on his own it would have raised additional eyebrows concerning his propensity for getting involved in cases surrounding race.

And inciting class warfare and widening the racial chasm in America is along the lines of what President Obama has done since the beginning of his presidency.

A perfect example would be his public intervention in the arrest of black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge cop Sgt. James Crowley back in 2009. At the time, and before he knew all of the facts in the case, he said that the police officer had acted "stupidly".

After the fact, President Obama tried to put the genie back into the bottle saying this:

"Because this has been ratcheting up -- and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up -- I want to make clear that in my choice of words, I think, I unfortunately... gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department or Sgt. Crowley specifically. And I could've calibrated those words differently. And I told this to Sgt. Crowley.

I continue to believe, based on what I have heard, that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home to the station. I also continue to believe, based on what I heard, that Professor Gates probably overreacted as well. My sense is you've got two good people in a circumstance in which neither of them were able to resolve the incident in the way that it should have been resolved and the way they would have liked it to be resolved."

But the public damage had already been done in that case, much like the damage of having the in the Trayvon Martin case has already been done.

Vigilantism!

Does the President have some greater mission or agenda in his selection of the cases he decides to go public on?

Would the New Black Panther Party have reacted quite the same way had the President not infused himself into the case?

Would Spike Lee have Tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address simply through his own devices?

Would Roseanne Barr have made the statements that she made? Maybe, maybe not but I suppose we will never know!

The New Black Panther Party's Souther Regional Director had these ominous words regarding how the Trayvon Martin case should proceed:

George Zimmerman was not a police officer he was a community volunteer,” said Mikhail Muhammad, Southern Regional Director of the New Black Panther Party.

Zimmerman, who is currently in hiding due to the recent events where he gunned down the 17-year-old Martin, has the black political organization vowing to bring him to justice.

It’s time for us as black men to take justice in our own hands,” said Muhammad just outside the neighborhood where Martin was gunned down.

On Sunday a group of around ten members chanted slogan demanding “justice” for the cold blooded murder.

You kill mine god-damn it I got to kill yours” said Muhammad.

The black political organization has begun posting flyers calling for Zimmerman’s capture “dead or alive” and is offering a reward of $10,000 to the person who captures him..." (Source)

or this, "... MUHAMMAD: We have 40, 30,000 people out here today. According to street law. According to God’s law. And I want to say I don’t obey the white man’s law. I don’t follow the American law. American law — the American law does not protect me, Anderson..." (Source)

Focus Mr. President, focus!

The greater point being made is that the President should have enough on his plate to prevent him from getting involved in specific law enforcement cases or any other case for the sole purpose of playing politics. Or for the purpose of something even worse.

In a case like this the country would be better served for President Obama to keep to his day job of campaigning and fundraising and not addressing handpicked crimes. No matter how egregious those crimes may turn out to be!


More political laughs courtesy of NewsBusted! (Video)




And a special thanks to President and Mrs. Obama, Rahm Emanuel, the Clintons and of course the Democrat for making it all possible!

Enjoy it now however, because this run will be over in November 2012!




Thursday, March 29, 2012

If you thought Greece was out of the woods, think again!


Fresh off of the "credit event" in Greece have we come full circle back to the beginning of the problem?

It seems that the more things change in this soap opera known as the EU sovereign debt crisis the more that they in reality stay pretty much the same.

Given the very recent restructuring of Greece sovereign debt, the austerity plans, the "credit event" that triggered the CDS on that country's bonds and the global angst that accompanied all three, S&P today said in a report that Greece may have to restructure it's debt again at some point in the not-so-distant future.

A great indicator for the fact that the markets are in full agreement with S&P's assessment is the fact that the Greece 10-year government bond is yielding above 20%.

While this fact is bad enough, it is unfortunately not an isolated event as demonstrated by the 10-year sovereign yields of some of the other EU nations below.

If you assume that the smart money playing in this arena knows the underlying situations, some of these other EU countries that are considered "too big to fail" (TBTF), namely Portugal, Italy and Spain, may still be at risk.


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Stay tuned and don't take your eye off of the ball!



Women's beach volleyball uniforms go PC at the London Olympics!


Political correctness reaches the London Olympics as women's beach volleyball uniforms are adapted to take cultural beliefs into account!

Who would you rather watch on TV?

"Under new rules adopted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), players are free to wear shorts and sleeved tops. The governing body said the move was made out of respect for the cultural beliefs of some of the dozens of countries still in contention to qualify for the games..." (AP)

The current dress code has been in effect since the sport became a medal event in 1996 but it appears that times have changed.

Although social mores in general have moved to the more, not less, risque side, uniforms for this event now have the potential for a more conservative flair.

What I wonder is if a beach volleyball team from the Vatican somehow earned a spot in the London Olympics field and requested uniform leniency, would they have been accommodated as well?


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Which way does your news source lean: Left, right or sideways? (Interactive Chart)


Do your neighbors know the real news? Maybe, maybe not!

I was listening to a commentator on the radio a few weeks back talking about where people get their news and how much they really know about the source they use.

His point is extremely well taken.

The basic premise of the argument is that various news delivery services have specific political leanings, views, agendas and opinions on domestic and world stories, and that they infuse those into the reports they disseminate to their viewers and listeners.

On its face this fact is fine, as long as those listening are aware that this bias does in fact exist. This way the viewer can take the facts as delivered and then evaluate the report on its merits.

The problems arise when the listener is not aware that any bias actually exists and therefore accepts the news, as delivered, as gospel.

I fear that this is more the rule in the country than the exception. When a couple sits down to watch the evening news on either ABC, CBS or NBC, I am somewhat certain that the majority assume that what they are being told is an unbiased presentation of the facts.

Interactive state by state map showing the news source of choice in each!

Take a look at the interactive map at Forbes here, and then try to determine if these sources leans to the left, lean to the right or deliver the news straight down the middle. In three of the states the news source of choice is The Onion, a purveyor of news satire.

To view the interactive map click here.





Racist and discriminatory changes to SAT and ACT testing procedures!





If, as the progressives would like you to think, requiring picture ID in order to vote in elections is racist and discriminatory, then where is their public outcry on this?


I opened my local newspaper this morning to an article on sweeping changes to be implemented in order to prevent SAT and ACT fraud. This occurs when someone other than the actual registered test-taker tries to take the test (try saying that 10 times fast).

The obvious question, at least to me, is that if requiring photo ID in order to stop test-taking fraud seems to be just fine with the public (i.e. liberals), why is preventing voter fraud any less important and yet so much more controversial?

And if requiring ID to take a standardized test is not being vilified as racist and discriminatory, how then is requiring voter ID (note: neither one is!)?

The answer is that the move to stop voter ID serves a critical agenda of the left, particularly in an election year, while the sanctity of college entrance exams do not. Sounds suspiciously like hypocrisy to me!

Bottom-line: It appears that if you are a liberal, voter fraud is okay and standardized test fraud not so much.

From New York Newsday:

"Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice and executives from college entrance testing firms Tuesday unveiled sweeping nationwide reforms to enhance security following the SAT cheating scandal, including requiring students to upload a photo of themselves when they register for tests.

The new security measures, which were announced by Rice and officials from companies that administer the ACT and SAT, come in response to the cheating cases uncovered late last year when Sam Eshaghoff, 19, a graduate of Great Neck North High School, was arrested and charged with accepting as much as $3,600 to take the test for as many as 15 students..." (Source)



The Watcher's Council: The Supremes and the Future of America Edition!


The Watcher's Council: Over 30 articles from some of the top conservative bloggers around the world, all in one easy to read location!

If it's Wednesday it can mean only one thing! That it's time for the weekly article nominations at the Watcher's Council!

This week I dedicate the nominations to the Supreme Court who will hopefully put law ahead of politics as it mulls over the constitutionality of the individual mandate required by Obamacare!

The Watcher's Council

So now who and what is the Watcher's Council?

The Watcher's Council is a long-standing group of 15 conservative bloggers from around the world and winner of the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award in the category of Best Conservative Blog-Ring.

Each week, first thing Wednesday morning, we the members of the Watcher's Council make known our two articles for public consumption; one of our own (Council) and one from somewhere around the blogosphere (Non-Council) that address issues we feel are particularly timely and important to present.

After a secret ballot among the members, Friday morning the winners in each category are announced and the grand prize, the appreciation of our peers, is awarded!

Watcher's Council home gamers are not only welcome but they are encouraged! Pick your favorite articles below and cast your vote in the comments section.

For the week of March 26, 2012 the Watcher's Council nominations are...

Council Submissions

The Colossus of Rhodey – As the Trayvon Martin case proceeds …

The Noisy Room – Leveraging Racism for Chaos – Gateway to Communism

The Political Commentator – While all politicians suck this unscientific study shows that on a percentage basis Republicans suck less!

VA Right!- Democrats on ObamaCare “I meant to do that!”

Joshuapundit-The Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments On ObamaCare

Rhymes With Right – Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Barack Obama, And Me

The Independent Sentinel – Interview With A Tea Party Leader About A RINO’S Views on NPV

The Mellow Jihadi – Wasting Nassau, Cedar, and Water Streets

Simply Jews – From purveyors of hate to Mohamed Merah

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Madame Sec

Bookworm Room – “Alien Encounters” — The subtle propaganda of a pseudo-documentary

The Right Planet – Race Pimps

The Razor – Crown Romney and Be Done With It

Gay Patriot – In the current crisis, Santorum would be a lousy nominee

The Glittering Eye -Not To Use But To Sell

Honorable Mentions

The Grouch – Critical Medicines in Short Supply

Modern Sojourners – Raising Girls

Ask Marion – March 23rd Second Anniversary of ObamaCare… March 26th a Future Day in American Infamy?

Liberty’s Spirit – Peter Beinart’s Offense Against Liberalism

Non-Council Submissions

The New Statesman – The G-d Wars submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey

Sultan Knish –It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black or White submitted by The Noisy Room

Mychal Massie -Sharpton and Obama Prostituting Martin Shooting submitted by The Political Commentator

The Mental Recession – Why is the U.S. Charging Robert Bales With the Murder of an Unborn Child, But Didn’t Charge Nidal Hasan? submitted by VA Right!

Ralph Peters – Soldiers Murder Afghans, Generals Murder Soldiers submitted by Joshuapundit

Doug Ross @ Journal – Top 15 Signs at the #RallyForReligiousFreedom You’ll Never See in Legacy Media submitted by Rhymes with Right

Townhall – Video: Obama Argues Against Obamacare submitted by The The Independent Sentinel

Heels And Handguns –One Bad Apple: George Zimmerman submitted by The Mellow Jihadi

Nick Cohen – Playing Politics With Murder submitted by Simply Jews

TPM Barnett’s Globlogization – In Tough Times, America’s ‘Dirty Harry’ Streak Re-Emerges submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

White House Dossier- Michelle Hosts ‘Biggest Loser’ Workout in the East Roomsubmitted by Bookworm Room

Breitbart.com – The Crane Chronicles, Part I: How and Why Ed Crane Pushed the Koch Brothers Conspiracy Theory submitted by The Right Planet

Via Meadia –Top Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa: Destroy Churches submitted by The Razor

Right Turn -Imagine Obama with no electoral restraints submitted by Gay Patriot

Lyle Denniston./SCOTUSBlog – Argument preview: Health care, Part I — The power to decide? submitted by The Glittering Eye

The Weekly Standard Blog – Is the IRS Grinding an Axe for Teachers’ Unions? submitted by The Watcher

Frida Ghittis – Europe’s Blind Spot On Anti-Semitism submitted by The Watcher




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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An Obama cartoon retrospective: It's about being apologetic!



Since the day he entered the White House, President Obama has shown a distinct penchant to apologize for the actions and policies of the United States!

He has of course been much less demanding in expecting the same from any of our allies or enemies.

This style of leadership has accomplished nothing but to weaken the standing of the United States around the world and to put our military in even greater danger than they are already are in.

And, even if in his heart of hearts he believes that the United States was in some way wrong, his consistent and constant groveling for forgiveness is not, has not and will never be the desired foreign policy stance for the United States to be taking.

And neither is choosing to place elections over United States policy as President Obama was caught doing in the ear of Russian President Medvedev!

And now, without further ado, is the TPC cartoon retrospective of Obama administration dealings with the Arab world.

Presidential apology as an art-form!








H/T a variety of cartoonists

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A short story: The ulterior motives of a President!



Supreme Court/Obamacare Day 2 - The individual mandate!

What better time to take a look at the thoughts of someone who knew Barack Obama back in the day at Columbia University in 1983.

Wayne Allyn Root lays out the agenda of a President that, if accurate, would devastate life as we know it in the United States!

"Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system" by Wayne Allyn Root

(Note: 2010 story with election year relevance. Snopes verified!)

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, "You never want a crisis to go to waste." It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

-- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kickback hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses help Obama "spread the wealth around."

-- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not the American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

-- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

-- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

-- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.

Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and serves on the Libertarian National Committee.



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