• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Romney’s “Love of Country” versus Obama’s “Vote for Revenge”

Romney closes big:

‘Love of country’ vs. ‘Revenge’

by Byron York  at the  Examiner:

WEST CHESTER, Ohio

About midway through Mitt Romney’s speech to a crowd of as many as 30,000 who had gathered for a chilly, outdoor, red-white-and-blue Friday night rally in this suburb of Cincinnati, close Romney aide Stuart Stevens wandered through the throng by himself, getting a feel for how the audience was reacting to Romney’s words.  Stevens does that sometimes, listening to the thoughts of people who have no idea they’re talking to someone who has Romney’s ear and probably wrote the very phrases they’re hearing.  On Friday, he stepped into the largest gathering that Romney has drawn in the entire campaign.

I ran into Stevens in one corner of the crowd, and we chatted a little.  Romney, he said, was using his last campaign days “to remind people of the basic choice — it’s a status quo versus change election, always has been.”  Then Stevens grew quiet as Romney reached a critical part of the speech.

“Now, throughout this campaign President Obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success,” Romney said.

“There it is — that’s it,” Stevens whispered.

“He wants to take all the things he did in his first term — the stimulus, the borrowing, ‘Obamacare,’ all the rest — and then try them all over again,” Romney said.

The crowd booed.

“But our big dreams will not be satisfied with the small agenda that’s already failed us,” Romney continued.  “And today — did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge — for revenge.”

The audience seemed genuinely stunned, taking in its collective breath.

“Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country,” Romney said, drawing the longest and loudest applause of the night.

Stevens seemed enormously satisfied with Romney’s performance.  A few hours later, that portion of Romney’s speech would become a 30-second commercial for the closing days of the campaign.  It began with Romney asking if the crowd had heard what Obama said, then cutting to the president, at a rally earlier in the day in Springfield, Ohio, saying, “Don’t boo, vote.  Vote.  Voting’s the best revenge.”  Then it cut back to Romney asking people to vote for love of country, ending on a black slide with a simple question: “What is your reason for voting?”

Obama said “revenge” about 1:30 Friday afternoon.  Team Romney saw it on the candidate’s bus after a rally in Wisconsin.  Romney himself wanted it in that night’s speech, and it came out of his mouth at the West Chester rally about 8:30, with a campaign camera mounted on a big boom to catch it all.  By Saturday morning it was one of the most striking ads of the campaign.

Obama’s “revenge” remark was valuable to Romney not because it could be turned into an attack ad.  “Revenge” was valuable because it underscored, a thousand times, Romney’s new emphasis on the bigness of his own campaign versus the smallness of Obama’s.  Romney’s closing argument is filled with words and phrases that convey a largeness of vision: destiny, renewal, purpose, better life, better days, better future, fresh start, new beginning, a bigger, better country.  In the campaign’s final days, Romney is pushing hard on the idea that things really can improve with new leadership; in his West Chester speech, Romney used the word “better” a total of 15 times.

A critical part of the theme is that Romney is now asking people to join him in a larger cause.  In the past, especially after sustaining serious damage from the “47 percent” video, Romney made clunky references to wanting to represent 100 percent of Americans.  Now, as he finishes, Romney has settled on a more graceful way to make the “bigger, better country” argument fully inclusive.  The key moment came at the end of the West Chester speech.

“We’ve journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America’s future…” Romney said.  “The door to a brighter future is there. It’s open.  It’s waiting for us.  I need your vote.  I need your help.  Walk with me.  Walk together…”

The crowd erupted in cheers of ROMNEY!  ROMNEY!  ROMNEY! and then WE WANT MITT!  WE WANT MITT!  WE WANT MITT!  It was a bigger, better moment.

In September, when the campaign was going through a rocky time in the wake of “47 percent” and other missteps, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan wrote a much-discussed Wall Street Journal column entitled “Time for an Intervention” in which she blasted the Romney campaign’s strategy, and especially the attitude betrayed by “47 percent” video.  “That’s too small and pinched and narrow,” Noonan wrote.  “You have to have more respect than that, and more affection, you don’t write anyone off, you invite everyone in.  Reagan in 1984 used to put out his hand: ‘Come too, come walk with me.’ Come join, come help, whatever is happening in your life.”

The Romney campaign and Noonan have had a difficult relationship, certainly so after the column.  Many insiders were irritated by Noonan’s critique; some thought she was simply trying to draw attention to herself.  Others quietly passed word to Noonan that they thought she was right.  But the bottom line is that in West Chester, as well as in an earlier speech near Milwaukee, Romney invited everyone to walk with him to a bigger, better future.  At the end of this long campaign, and with Romney’s opponent telling supporters that voting is the best revenge, Romney’s words sounded just right. And they got an enormously positive response.  Romney had found just the note to end a long, long campaign.

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Romney pulled out every stop, and a few more, West Chester.  The list of speakers and guests was long: Marco Rubio, Rudy Giuliani, John Boehner, John McCain, John Kasich, Rob Portman, Kelly Ayotte, Artur Davis, Bobby Jindal, and many others.  (Condoleezza Rice was scheduled to appear, but didn’t.) Kid Rock, Romney’s Bruce Springsteen, made a concert-length appearance beforehand.  The idea was to make the event like a full-scale Republican National Convention, all in one night. “This is just like the RNC,” said one man in the crowd who got the idea without being told.

The campaign had obviously done a huge amount of preparing.  The rally was held on a huge site in West Chester, an outer suburb of Cincinnati that will be key to Romney’s fortunes in Ohio.  Enormous bleachers were constructed.  Huge cranes soared into the sky; one of them displayed an enormous white flag with the Romney campaign logo on it — not a feature of previous rallies.  There was a marching band to play before Kid Rock.  Lots of hot dogs and ice cream. That big boom with the video camera making sure to capture beautiful pictures for last-minute commercials.

Still, one thing the Romney team has not mastered — and at this late date probably won’t — is how to pace one of these extravaganzas.  After Kid Rock, the program went on and on and on.  Speakers included Rosario Marin, who was Treasurer of the United States from 2001 to 2003.  Nobody knew who she was, and Marin’s remarks consisted mostly of saying, “Viva Romney!”  Other speakers included Pam Bondi, the attorney general of Florida, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who were fine but left the more politically aware in the crowd wondering why they weren’t home working for Romney in their own hotly-contested swing states.

Meanwhile, as darkness fell — many people had arrived by 5:00 or 5:30 for a Romney speech that wouldn’t begin for three hours — the temperature fell, too.  Forty degrees, 38 degrees, 36 degrees — the night chill began to wear on many in the crowd as the list of speakers dragged on.  “Make it short!” one man snapped as House Speaker John Boehner took the stage.  (The rally was held in Boehner’s home district.)  “Wrap it up, I’m freezing!” said another just before vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appeared.  Portman told the crowd that “we’re freezin’ for a reason,” but it’s not clear that everyone agreed with him.  Still, the people who stuck it out heard an extraordinary speech from Romney, perhaps the best of the campaign when it came to delineating the differences between himself and Barack Obama.

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 The backdrop to Friday night in West Chester remains a race that no one fully understands.  In the last ten Ohio polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average, nine show Obama leading Romney, while one shows a tie.  Ohio Republicans, at least the ones who come to Romney rallies, are quite knowledgeable about the polls.  They can discuss weighting and party identification and models.  But many don’t trust the same polls they study.  Some blame the situation on media bias, but others simply think pollsters are predicating their findings too much on the Democratic blowout year of 2008.  Things just won’t be that way this time around, they say.

But as the campaign’s last days arrive, it’s clear that everyone is suffering from poll overload.  They’ve seen too many numbers and have come to rely instead on their own instincts about the race.  “It’s a feeling,” said Teresa Frerking, a volunteer who came from Goshen, Kentucky to attend.  “It’s not statistics.  It’s a feeling.”

“There have been a lot of polls,” Gov. John Kasich told the crowd.  “A lot of polls, a lot of people talking about what’s going to happen…but look around you.  Look at this crowd, look at this enthusiasm.”

That’s the feeling Romney needs his supporters to have.  If the polls are wrong, if there is an invisible wave of Romney support out there, then that wave is focused in this part of the state.  If Romney can run up a big margin here, he could upend the conventional wisdom about Ohio.

But whatever happens, Romney is ending his run for the presidency on a high-minded and generous note.  Yes, he is pointing out the smallness of Obama’s campaign.  But more importantly, he is stressing a big and inclusive vision for a Romney presidency and asking all to join him.  He sounds like a winner.

“There’s so much more than just this being our moment,” Romney told the crowd.  “It’s America’s moment of renewal and purpose and optimism….We’re almost home. One final push will get us there. We’ve known many long days and short nights, and we are so very, very close.”

Why Do MN Democrats Work so Feverishly to Keep Voting Fraud?

Why Do MN Democrats Work so Feverishly  to Keep Voting Fraud?    

Because they can win more elections like Al Franken  voter fraud sent to Washington in 2008.   It is as simple as that.

(If you have any doubt, please view video below.)

Minnesota Democrats feel exceptionally  superior.  They live in Kenwood in Minneapolis.  Any fear of any God has long been overcome, by merely feeling and voting leftwing.    They attend college to learn how to feel and so, become  lofty  lefty, and how they might come to feel and act ‘entitled’,  like so many other Marxist Democrats in “their”  country, Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Charles Schumer,  Governor Quinn in bankrupt Illinois and Governor Brown in bankrupt California and Governor Dayton at home here who personally purchased his office a few years ago. 

Let’s review what the Eliminate Voter Fraud people have to say about voter fraud and why Minnesota is champion in the nation of voter frauding.:

Reason #2: Eliminate Vouching Fraud Minnesota has a strange process by which a single individual can vouch for the residence of up to 15 who register and vote on Election Day.  The individuals don’t have to show any ID or be verified as eligible to vote before their ballots are accepted.Needless to say, the process isn’t very secure and there’s plenty of evidence that our trusting system is being abused. The video below provides some examples of vouching fraud in Minnesota.

Watch the Video Here

This crime is rarely caught and prosecuted.  The Voter ID Amendment will put an end to vouching fraud in Minnesota.

Please help us get our message out by making a small contribution to the campaign.  Also be sure to share this message with your friends.

Sincerely,

Dan McGrath
Chairman, ProtectMyVote.com

Paid for by ProtectMyVote.com, 1730 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis, MN  55413

 


Minnesota is among the nation’s champion voter fraud states.  Help reduce the numbers of such crimes.Vote YES  on the voter fraud initiative on Tuesday to reduce the number of voting lofty lefties who have already died or have voted both away at college and at home, and those who often vote  15 times  claiming to represent  impaired Minnesotans with names like Tim Tebow and Tom Brady.

Romney: Vote For “Love Of Country,” Not “Revenge”

Romney: Vote For “Love Of Country,” Not “Revenge”

from realclearpolitics video:

       http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/11/03/romney_vote_for_love_of_country_not_

revenge.html

“Campaigning in Newington, N.H., on Saturday, Mitt Romney again went after President Obama’s remark a day earlier that his supporters shouldn’t boo the GOP nominee but vote, because “voting is the best revenge.”

Mitt Romney: Yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now. That I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience, he said, ‘voting is the best revenge.’ He told his supporters voting for revenge… Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you. Vote for love of country. It is time we lead America to a better place. Now, if there’s anybody there who’s worried about the last four years, and wondered if they’re the best we can do, ho fears that the American dream is fading away. If anyone wonders whether good jobs and better take-home pay are out there. I’ve got it clear and unequivocally, America is about to come roaring back.”

Obama Slips again into His Racist Small And Ugly with Revenge Statement

Obama campaign struggles

to explain ‘revenge’ remark


at  The Washington Examiner:

“CINCINNATI — A seemingly offhand utterance from President Obama has turned into a major point of contention between the two campaigns, as Team Obama tries to explain what the president meant when he told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.”

It happened in Springfield, Ohio Friday as Obama was discussing the economic policies of the 1990s.  When Obama referred to “a Senate candidate by the name of Mitt Romney,” the crowd booed his opponent’s name — certainly not unusual reaction at political rallies of both parties.  Then Obama said, “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote.  Vote.  Voting is the best revenge.”

It was an ugly and small-minded moment, especially for the end of a campaign when candidates usually try to stress larger, optimistic themes.  Romney incorporated the “revenge” line in his speech in Ohio Friday night, saying that while Obama advises revenge, he, Romney, wants people to vote “for love of country.”

As Obama traveled to northern Ohio Saturday morning, campaign official Jen Psaki was asked about the “revenge” remark.  According to a White House pool report, Psaki said Obama had been speaking in the context of Romney’s “scare tactics” in Ohio.  The Republican is “frightening workers in Ohio into thinking, falsely, that they’re not going to have a job,” Psaki said, according to the pool report.  “And the message [Obama] was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, if you think that’s a bad deal for the middle class, then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot. It’s nothing more complicated than that.”

The problem is, the president was actually not speaking in the context of Romney’s highly-controversial ads about bailed-out Chrysler adding production of Jeeps in China.  In fact, Obama had not said a word about the Jeep controversy when he said “revenge.”  His speech had touched on Hurricane Sandy, on the progress the American economy has made in the last few years, on his national security accomplishments, on the choice Americans will make on November 6, on Bill Clinton’s record — on a lot of things, but not on Jeep.

And even after the “revenge” remark, it took Obama six paragraphs to get to his discussion of Jeep.  The bottom line is, while it is impossible to know what was in the president’s mind, he simply was not talking about Jeep when he told voters that “Voting is the best revenge.”

Below is the text of the president’s speech:

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Ohio!  (Applause.)  Thank you!  How’s it going, Wildcats?  (Applause.)  There definitely are some Wildcats in here.  (Applause.)  You’re fired up!  Are you fired up?  (Applause.)  Are you fired up?  (Applause.)  Fired up?  (Applause.)

Can everybody please give Alicia a big round of applause for the great introduction?  (Applause.)

It is great to see all of you!  (Applause.)

For the past few days –

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  I love you!

THE PRESIDENT:  I love you back.  I do.  (Applause.)  I do.

For the past few days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetime.  And everybody in Ohio obviously has been watching the images on TV.  We are so saddened by those who lost their lives.  We can only imagine what their families are going through, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

I had a call this morning with my emergency teams, and one of the things that I’ve emphasized to everybody on the East Coast — people all around the country want to send a message, and that is we will stand with folks in New York and New Jersey and Connecticut every step of the way until they have fully recovered.  (Applause.)  That’s a commitment we’re making to them.

When I make those commitments, I don’t make those commitments just as President.  I make those commitments on behalf of the American people.  (Applause.)  And what’s interesting is, during these kinds of crises, these disasters, as tough as it is and as sad as it is, we’re also inspired because we see heroes running into buildings and wading through water to save their fellow citizens.  We see neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy.  We see leaders of different parties working to fix what’s broken, not to score political points.  We see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times are, we’re going to make it because we’re all in this together.  (Applause.)  We rise or fall as one nation and as one people.  (Applause.)

And that spirit, Ohio, has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries.  And it’s also guided us and carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years.

In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  Today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs — and this morning, we learned that companies hired more workers in October than at any time in the last eight months.  (Applause.)

The American auto industry is back on top.  (Applause.)  Home values, housing starts are on the rise.  We’re less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years.  Because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over.  The war in Afghanistan is ending.  Al Qaeda has been decimated.  Osama bin Laden is dead.  (Applause.)

So we’re on the move, Ohio.  (Applause.)  We’ve made real progress these past four years.  But the reason all of you are here today, the reason I’m here today, is because we know we’ve got more work to do.  As long as there’s a single American who wants a job but can’t find one, our work is not done.  As long as there are families working harder but falling behind, as long as there’s a child anywhere in this country who is languishing in poverty, barred from opportunity, our fight goes on.  We are not finished yet.  We’ve got more work to do.  (Applause.)

We’re here because we understand this nation cannot succeed without a growing, thriving middle class – (applause) — without sturdy ladders for folks who are willing hard to get into the middle class.  (Applause.)  Our fight goes on because America has always done best when everybody is getting a fair shot, and everybody is doing their fair share, and everybody plays by the same rules.  That’s what we believe.  That’s what you believe.  That’s why you elected me in 2008.  And that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States.  (Applause.)

AUDIENCE:  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE PRESIDENT:  Now, in four days, Springfield, four days — (applause) — just four — four days for four years.  (Applause.) In four days, you’ve got a choice to make — it’s not just a choice between two parties or two candidates.  It’s a choice between two different visions for America.  (Applause.)  It’s a choice between going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess — or the middle-out, bottom-up strategies that have gotten us out of this mess and are going to keep us going.  (Applause.)

As Americans, we believe in free enterprise, and we believe in the strivers and the dreamers and the risk-takers who are the driving force behind our economy.  That’s how we create growth and prosperity, the greatest the world has ever known.  But we also believe that our economy does better, our businesses do better, our entrepreneurs do better when everybody has got a chance to succeed; when all our children are getting a decent education; when all our workers are learning new skills; when we support research in medical breakthroughs and new technologies.

We believe America is stronger when everybody can count on affordable health insurance and Medicare and Social Security — (applause) — when our kids are protected from toxic dumping and pollution; when our consumers aren’t being taken advantage of by credit card companies or mortgage lenders.  (Applause.)

We believe in a democracy where everybody’s voice is heard, where you just can’t buy an election.  (Applause.)  And we believe in politicians that understand that there’s some things the American people can do better for themselves — for example, that politicians in Washington, mostly men, shouldn’t be controlling health care choices that women can make perfectly well for themselves.  (Applause.)

For eight years, we had a President who shared these beliefs — a guy named Bill Clinton.  (Applause.)  And so our beliefs were put to the test.  His economic plan asked the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit more so we could continue to invest in our people, continue to invest in ideas and innovation, invest in our infrastructure.  And at the time the Republican Congress and a Senate candidate by the name of Mitt Romney –

AUDIENCE:  Booo –

THE PRESIDENT:  No, no, no — don’t boo, vote.  (Applause.)  Vote!  Voting is the best revenge.”

Is Romney TOO CLEAN, TOO HONEST, TOO IDEAL To Be Elected?

Why Was There No October Surprise? Because Every Freakin’ Day for the Last Four Years Has Been an October Surprise

November 2, 2012 –  by Zombie    at Pajamas Media      article forwarded by Brian Ross:
Where was the October Surprise?

Almost everyone anticipated this year’s “October Surprise” — some last-minute, unexpected, shocking scandal to rock the presidential election and derail one of the candidates. But it never appeared. In an era of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink gutterball politics, this mysterious absence of any major scandal was itself noteworthy. How could nothing have happened?

Sure, there was Hurricane Sandy. But that doesn’t count. Sandy was a natural disaster that dominated the headlines for a few days, but it wasn’t a scandal. And yes, there was Benghazi. But that happened in early September, and it wasn’t so much a political scandal uncovered by partisan operatives as it was the umpteenth example of Obama’s incompetence. Whatever Benghazi blowback he’s gotten damaging his election chances are entirely his own responsibility for bungling an international crisis. So, no, neither one of those counted as an October Surprise.

Which left many people scratching their heads. Why wasn’t there one? For either candidate?

In Mitt Romney’s case, the answer is pretty obvious: He’s squeaky clean. His entire adult life has been like a boring treatise on Mormon moral rectitude. His political career has long been an open book — moderate, bipartisan, essentially uneventful. The Democrats have tried to squeeze some droplets of outrage over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, but those attacks came earlier in the summer and turned out to be extremely slim pickin’s. There are no skeletons in Romney’s closet, otherwise we would have heard about them.

But in Barack Obama’s case, the situation is reversed: Everything he’s ever done is scandalous. The reason there was no October Surprise for Obama is that we’re all scandaled out. Anyone’s who been paying attention since 2008 has literally been in paralytic shock every single day. We spent October 2012 exactly as we’ve spent every month of the last four years: Our jaws on the floor, aghast, stupefied, unable to breathe. Almost every single thing Obama has done since he’s been in the national spotlight could have been and should have been a career-ending October Surprise. But the mainstream media, as we all know, has devoted itself to protecting him.

Not a day has gone by since Obama took office when I didn’t learn of some fresh outrage and say Oh. My. God. But we’ve been traumatized so often that over time the scandals have all blurred together and fused into a single red-hot thought: Please let this nightmare end.

A complete recounting of Obama’s shoulda-been October Surprises would fill a book, an encyclopedia, an entire library. But I think this is a good time to initiate a crowd-sourced list of everything Obama has done since 2008 (and every fact about his earlier life that emerged since 2008) which you thought was scandalous, shocking or outrageous. Just for the record, let’s remind the world that every freakin’ day for the last four years has been an October Surprise.

I’ll get the ball rolling with a few scandalous deeds and facts which occur to me at the moment, but this list will primarily come from you, the readers. In the comments section below, mention anything and everything that you believe should have ruined Obama politically (if the media had been doing its job). From the big to the small, from the recent to the distant, dig deep in your memory and just let it all out, like political primal scream therapy.

I’ll continuously update the list as best as I can to include whatever gets mentioned by the commenters.

Ready? Let the collective scream begin!


  

The Complete List of Barack Obama’s Scandals,

Misdeeds, Crimes and Blunders

• $6 trillion in new national debt under Obama…after he promised to decrease the deficit.

• Obamacare — A massive and incredibly convoluted bill which exponentially increases the federal government’s control over our personal lives…which neither Obama nor a single Democrat even read before passing, and which will likely bankrupt the nation.

• Billions of taxpayer dollars gambled on “green” companies like Solyndra, NextEra, Light Squared, Ener1, Solar Trust and many others — all of which went bankrupt.

• An intentional refusal to enforce federal immigration laws.

• Unemployment at or above 8% for almost his entire term in office (which was actually closer to 15% actual unemployment).

• Operation Fast & Furious — a government-sponsored illegal gun-running scheme designed to purposely go awry so as to induce public outcry for gun control.

• Spent 20 years listening to a racist anti-American pastor (Rev. Jeremiah Wright), whom Obama desribed as a mentor. On March 18, 2008, Obama gave a speech in which he said “I could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than I could disown my own grandmother” and “[Wright’s church, Trinity United] embodies the black community in its entirety.” Now Obama tries to pretend that Jeremiah Wright doesn’t exist, and that his extremist anti-white philosophy didn’t influence Obama’s worldview.

• Increased the percentage of Americans dependent on food stamps to unprecedented levels (now over 15% of the nation’s population).

• Before he entered politics, Obama worked as a lawyer suing banks in landmark cases, forcing them to give home loans to unqualified minority borrowers — a practice now understood as one of the primary initial causes of the eventual housing bubble and market collapse.

• Handed out over 1,200 waivers to politically connected donors exempting them from the onerous requirements of Obamacare.

• Greatly expanding the number of unaccountable “czars,” which essentially amounts to unilaterally adding new federal departments with no congressional oversight — leading to a true “bureaucracy” in the original sense (rule by unelected bureaucrats).

• Using taxpayer dollars to bail out the private pension funds of autoworkers’ unions at GM & Chrysler.

• Illegally ending the welfare-to-work requirements passed by Congress.

• Doling out $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist — the money just evaporated with no measurable economic benefit.

• Alienating and isolating Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.

• Apologizing to Islamists and terrorists for offending them.

• Under Obama’s watch, for the first time in history America’s credit rating was downgraded, due to his poor economic policies.

• Stopped American oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, allowing other nations with worse environmental records to drill instead — thereby managing to both weaken our economy and damage the environment simultaneously.

• Proposed in 2008 to intentionally bankrupt the coal industry — and now lies to voters and workers in coal-producing regions about his true intent.

• Pretends to be concerned about skyrocketing energy prices, when in fact he vowed to increase them on purpose (so as to make alternative energy schemes more competitive.)

• In a primary debate against Hillary Clinton in 2008, Obama said he would never force people to buy health insurance, since those without it couldn’t afford to buy it. Less than two years later, he rammed through Obamacare, which does indeed force people to buy health insurance.

• During the 2008 campaign, Obama repeatedly promised that if he was elected “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” This promise was broken over and over again once he was elected.

• In 2008 Obama vowed if elected to increase security along the U.S.-Mexican border — and then in 2010 stopped construction of a “virtual fence” on the border and re-routed money earmarked for border security to other projects.

• Cash for Clunkers, which doled out taxpayer money to anyone who wanted to replace their old cars, but which mostly only ended up subsidizing the puchase of foreign-made cars by people who could have afforded them on their own anyway; meanwhile, the traded-in cars were all destroyed, creating a shortage and thereby increasing the cost of used cars, hurting the pocketbooks of poor people.

• Violated the U.S. Constitution by authorizing assassinations and drone strikes to kill American citizens abroad — without due process.

• Was caught on a “hot mike” promising the President of Russia that he would cave in to their demands for a weaker missile shield — after he was re-elected and no longer had to keep up the pretense that he sought to defend America.

• Soon after taking office, Obama rescinded the “Mexico City Policy,” which previously had banned NGOs which are supported by American taxpayer funds from using those funds to perform abortions in foreign countries.

• Appointed Van Jones, a former avowed communist who supported a “9/11 Truth” petition, to be “Green Jobs Czar.”

• Appointed Anita Dunn, who said Chairman Mao was her “favorite philosopher,” to be White House Communications Director.

• Appointed John Holdren, who perviously entertained the notion of forced mass sterilzation to stop overpopulation, to be Science Czar.

• Appointed Steven Chu, who openly advocated an artificial increase in gasoline prices to $10/gallon (and similar increases in other energy prices) to be Secretary of Energy.

• Appointed Kevin Jennings, who led a group that promoted X-rated “sex-positive” textbooks for 13-year-olds, instructed teenagers at a conference how to perform “fisting” (anal penetration by fists), who refused to report instances of statutory rape, and who expressed admiration for a member of NAMBLA, to be America’s “Safe School’s Czar.”

• When states voted to enforce the federal immigration laws which the federal government refused to enforced, Obama sued to stop them.

• Blocked continued construction of the Keystone Pipeline, thereby intentionally reducing energy resources for the US and forcing Canada to sell more of its oil to China.

• Repeatedly changed his position on gay marriage over the years, depending on what was politically expedient at the moment and which intended audience he was addressing.

• Before he was president, Obama staunchly opposed raising the national debt limit — but once elected, he insisted that it be raised.

• When giving a 2009 speech in France that he hoped and assumed Americans would never hear, he described the United States as “arrogant” and “dismissive.”

• When states tied to stop election fraud with voter ID laws, Obama sued to prevent them from doing so.

• Instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to stonewall any investigation into the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers.

• Promised in 2008 that once elected he would officially recognize the Armenian Genocide; but to this date he has still failed to do so, caving in to threats and pressure from Turkey.

• Vowed to end the influence of lobbyists in Washington, but under Obama’s watch their influence has only increased.

• When he was first running for President, Obama promised, “I will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Needless to say, he has broken that promise with almost every bill he has signed since.

• Aided and abetted the “Arab Spring” which deposed existing secular governments across North Africa, leading to a regional power vacuum which was filled by Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other hardline Islamists.

• Refused to provide assistance or support the the earlier secular Iranian democracy uprising, allowing them to be crushed by the Islamic fundamentalist Iranian regime.

• In his first months in office, Obama bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia, the president of China, the Emperor of Japan, and President of Mexico, among others.

• Ordered NASA to make one of its top priorities not space exploration or scientific research but “Muslim outreach.”

• Used Obamacare as a pretext to greatly increase the size and power of the IRS (which was given 16,000 new agents and additional mandates to penalize taxpayers for noncompliance).

• Used the IRS to harass conservative businesses.

• In the GM bailout, he illegally shortchanged investors who according to bankruptcy laws were first in line to be recompensed; instead, he gave their share to the unions.

• Shut down oil drilling in the US, but then turned around and lent $2 billion to Brazil to support their government-controlled oil-drilling effort — and then promised the US would become one of Brazil’s biggest oil customers.

• Sued Boeing in an effort to control where businesses could locate, kowtow to the unions, and block the creation of 1,000 jobs in South Carolina, a right-to-work (i.e. no forced unionization) state.

• Adopted a longstanding Socialist political slogan, “Forward!”, as his 2012 campaign motto.

• Sent insulting form letters to the familes of dead SEALs.

• Neither disavowed nor distanced himself from anti-Romney campaign ads which threatened or implied vilence against Republicans.

• Shortly after the recent eruption of anti-American violence in North Africa, Obama went to Las Vegas to do his debate preparation in a hotel…with a romanticized North Africa theme.

• Said in an interview that the Muslim call to prayer was “the most beautiful sound in the world.”

• Union boss and far-left activist Andy Stern has visitied Obama in the White House at least 53 times, at last count — greater access than any other private citizen.

• Hosted at the White House many Islamist members of groups associated with Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc.

• Sponsored performances by and attended fundraisers with radical rappers like Michael Franti and Common, both of whose lyrics have in some cases been anti-police, anti-white, and anti-America.

• Hired Timothy Geithner, who is documented as cheating on his own personal taxes, to be Secretary of the Treasury.

• Told Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher that it was good to “spread the wealth around.”

• Told small business owners nationwide in a 2012 speech that “you didn’t build that” — implying that they should not claim credit for their own success, since taxpayers (i.e. themselves and other business owners) had funded the national infrastructure.

• Insulted the British people by rudely returning to them a bust of Churchill which previously had been a ceremonial gift on display at the White House; when later confronted on this inexplicable action, he lied about it.

• Canceled plans to complete a missile defense shield in Poland, a move which was highly praised by Russia and Iran — the very nations whose missile threats would have been neutralized if the shield had been completed.

• By loudly publicizing (for personal political gain) the identity of exact SEAL teams who had killed Osama bin Laden, Obama made them a target for reprisals by Islamists; a short time later 22 SEALS were shot down and killed in Afghanistan, their worst loss of life ever.

• Established an extra-Constitutional top secret “kill list” of people (including Americans) Obama claims the right to kill on sight, and then bragged about it publicly.

• Established the “Truth Team” program which encouraged citizens to report to the government any friends or relatives they hear repeating “lies” about Obama.

• Attack Watch!

• Twisted the arms of defense contractors to not issue layoff notices in early November, so as to avoid causing bad news for Obama right before the election — even though federal law (the “WARN Act”) requires such notices.

• After the attacks on American interests in North Africa on September 11, 2012, Obama gave a speech to the U.N. and declared “The future must not belong to those who slander The Prophet of Islam” — transferring the blame from the attackers onto the makers of a film trailer that supposedly “offended” the Islamists.

• Repeatedly snubbed and got into public tiffs with Benjamin Netanyahu, who as the leader of Israel is supposed to be Obama’s closest colleague in international affairs.

• On May 19, 2011, Obama told Israel they must return to the 1967 borders as a pre-condition for continuing talks with the Palestinians — even though the status of the borders was the main issue the talks were supposed to address.

• Encouraged politically biased hiring practices in the Justice Department.

• Attempted to force returning veterans to pay huge increases for their health coverage…as a way to generate more funding for his Obamacare provisions.

• In June of 2011, he annointed his own underage daughters as “senior staff members” so that their vacation to Africa would be paid for with taxpayer money.

• Interviews with high school classmates revealed that Obama was a heavy and frequent user of marijuana in his teenage years (not to mention his self-admitted cocaine use in college).

• Played over 100 rounds of golf during his first three years in office, meaning that he was on the links close to 10% of the days he has been president.

• Voted to allow partial-birth abortions not just once but three times in a row as an Illinois state senator.

• The pastor whom Obama selected to give the national benediction at his 2009 inauguration recently declared that “all white people are going to Hell.”

[…Much more to come soon! This is a work in progress that will be added to throughout the day. Keep refreshing the page for updates…]

…Also see:

• The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates

• A Chronic Case of Obamnesia: Obama’s Long Trail of Flip-Flops

(Remember an Obama misdeed not listed here? Mention it in the comments section below! Eventually all suggestions will be incorporated into the list.)