Rahm Emanuel

The Empirical Obama – A Portrait In Failure.

Obama is as great a failure as he was a worldwide sensation during the 2008 presidential campaign. Absolutely nothing is going right for the Anointed One. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s hit guy, has served Barack Obama as loyally as anyone could have. Now, it seems, Rahm is having second thoughts, though he roundly denies it. According to sources at the Telegraph, Rahm may be considering leaving the administration because of his inability to penetrate the hard core ideologues that Barack Obama has surrounding him.


Rahm Emanuel

True or not, it’s an indication of the turmoil that is rampant in the administration. The problem with radical ideology is that it prevents objective discourse and is antithetical to anything beyond its narrow focus. Obama’s inner circle have no credentials for running anything at all, much less the country. The Obama administration has introduced policy after policy, right out of ‘Das Kapital’ and Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’.

First of all, Americans aren’t that sold on socialism. We never have been. Americans have a reservoir of rugged individuality that socialism cannot fathom or tolerate. Barack Obama doesn’t understand it either. He has not now, nor has he ever, had a patriotic connection to this country. I wrote yesterday that Obama hates and despises this country. I firmly believe that. A look at the contempt visible on his and Michelle’s faces tell the graphic story. These are angry people with an agenda to remake the society in their own image. These are people who sat in front of a radical black liberation theology (read communist) preacher for twenty years. If you listen to hate spiel long enough it rubs off… and it shows.

Americans in recent decades are said to have been dumbed down, and looking at the political indoctrination centers we call our public schools it’s easy to believe. The problem for the DeMarxists is that America wasn’t quite as glued to the lame stream media as they thought we were. It was our national disgust with Washington business-as-usual on both sides of the aisle that spawned the Constitutional patriot movements.

When Americans came to the party we did so with typical American pragmatism. The patriot movements have gained huge followings and have inspired America to fight back as never before. We’re not taking it from the Marxists and we won’t tolerate it on our side either. Americans have a thing for truth. It’s how we live our lives. The DeMarxists have done everything possible to destroy the civil society and the nation rejected it out of hand. Obama rolled out his world-shaking agenda and America said hell no! Obama managed to pass the health care bill with deceit, fraudulent legislative trickery and bribery. The universal unpopularity of the bill, passed against the will of the people, will prove to be Obama’s downfall. Americans really hate being lied to.

Republicans have been far more effective at blocking DeMarxist programs than their numbers would indicate. The Conservative patriot movement has provided the push-back to the Barack Hussein Obama socialist agenda and Americans are swarming to the Conservative Patriot banner.

Watching Obama’s pathetic response to the Gulf oil fiasco is an education in itself. His drilling moratorium may prove to be the anchor around the neck of his administration. Obama’s willingness to use the EPA to shackle the remainder of the US economy, when he couldn’t accomplish Cap and Tax legislatively, has Americans really ticked off.

DeMarxists all over the nation are scrambling to cover their tracks before November. Guess what? It’s too late. We know who you are, and we’ll make sure the rest of the country knows just exactly who you are well before November. We’re going to take our country back.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

BP's strange Democrat bedfellows

Here's something you probably don;t know about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent to a politician who became White House Chief of Staff.

And, no, this was not Karl Rove giving a freebie to Andy Card.

No, the recipient of the favor was Rahm Emanuel and the benefactor was Stanley Greenberg.   

Stanley Greenberg is an interesting guy. He is married to CT Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Grrenberg is the principal of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a large polling and public relations firm. They do both political campaign work and "corporate communications" work.

The DCCC has paid Greenberg's firm in excess of $500,000 during the 2006 and 2008 election cycles.  They are also Dick Blumenthal's pollster

But let's look at the corporate side, where Mr. Greenberg promises to  "help corporations increase competitiveness and profitability, improve reputation, and take advantage of global trends."

Who are they helping?  British Petroleum

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources.

Real accurate, you think?

Let's see what the honest Left thinks about Stan Greenberg's work on behalf of the worst corporate polluter in American history.  He's been accused of being one of the top "greenwashers" out there.  BP is charged with spending over $200 million on efforts to assert alleged environmental consciousness. (Meantime they cut corners to save money on the Deepwater Horizon) It's been called "greenwashing of epic proportions" Obviously, BP would rather spend money on high priced DC PR consultants than on boring stuff like oil drilling safety.

And Stan Greenberg was the mastermind for BP's faux concern.

So when Nancy Pelosi starts pointing fingers about the oil disaster,   maybe she can look a little closer to home. Like to her loyal ally Rosa DeLauro and her husband, who profited immensely peddling the fiction BP cared about the environment.

If Nancy Pelosi is serious, she ought to immediately ban the use of Stan Greenberg's polling firm in all Democratic House campaigns. If Richard Blumenthal is serious about blaming BP, he ought to fire Greenberg himself.

And we really ought to ask how credible that "boot on the neck" on BP the Obama White House claims to be applying really is when the Obama Administration's Chief of Staff lived rent-free thanks to the largesse of a BP consultant.

Yep, this is the "most ethical congress ever". Right.

The longer you look at this, I'm not sure what's oilier, the Louisiana coast or the slezoids running the DC Democratic establishment.

 

Obama, What Did He Know And When Did He Know It?

It’s tempting to venture into calling what may be happening to President Obama and the Democrats poetic justice, as more is revealed about the White House, Sestak, Clinton connection.


Clinton and Sestak

Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to dig into the offering to Sestak of ‘an unpaid job’ as the head of a Presidential commission, if he’d drop his Senate bid in favor of Arlen Specter. The White House has worked quickly to distance the President from the possible backlash if, as some suggested, the law had been broken.

It might be noted here that Obama’s White House moved much faster covering Obama’s butt than they did responding to the disaster in the Gulf. Commission? More likely what he was offered was Secretary of the Navy. There are, of course, many vociferous denials coming from the left as they prepare to circle the wagons. Not the best move in an election year perhaps… sure to draw fire from Republicans and pointed questions from voters as well. What did you know and when did you know it?

The left excoriated George Bush unmercifully for years after nine eleven. The LSM (Lame Stream Media) is also falling all over themselves to minimize the impact of the Sestak story. But as we say in the industry, this story has legs and we haven’t seen or heard the last of it.

What we do know is that the call went out to Bill Clinton from Rahm Emanuel to ‘influence’ Joe Sestak, a sitting Representative, to drop his US Senate aspirations in favor of the Administration’s pick, Arlen Specter. Interfering with a candidate and promising favor, paid or not, is in violation of the statute. Can’t wait to see where this one goes….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Graham and Emanuel....

Politico had an article today analyzing the odd friendship between Lindsey Graham and Rahm Emanuel.

In truth it's not that odd.  Lindsey Graham is a lib despite the 'R' annotation.

Obama’s Scorched Earth Policy.

With his entire legislative agenda frozen in Congress and not likely to go anywhere soon, our President is dusting off his best Hugo Chavez imitation and is preparing to govern by decree. Everything the American people have told him in none too uncertain terms they want NO PART OF, the White House is preparing to end-run by utilizing executive orders. The ever-unsavory White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel stated that they had a list of executive orders and directives ‘across a broad front’ of issues.


Rahm Emanuel And Tim Geithner

All recent presidents have used executive privilege to one degree or another, but none have dared to abrogate the will of the people this flagrantly should Mr.Obama attempt to go this route. Increasingly unpopular President Obama could be sealing his fate as a one term president if he goes ahead.

Attempting to APPEAR to be willing to include Republican lawmakers in bi-partisan heath care talks, insultingly excluding them for over a year, may play well with some inside the beltway but not likely to be with Republicans, who are constantly being reminded by constituents and the millions of Conservatives and Independents who make up the new American Revolution that we want nothing of the President’s agenda, not one tiny bit.

Americans, stung by lies, deceit and backdoor deal-making, will not warm to the Democrats games anytime soon. Furthermore, Obama’s image as a ’strong leader’ and a president ‘able to get things done’ took a severe nose dive among Independents, according to a January Pew Research Center for the People and the Press report.

This could be one of those defining decisions. The sort he may not be able to back and change, as he’s doubled back on so much of what he’s done thus far. It’s likely the American people won’t let him either.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

If Wishes Were Fishes… Obama’s Pond Would Overflow.

But they (wishes) are not (fishes) and those nasty and hateful TEABAGGERS pulled the plug on the pond. Shucks, seems like a feller just can’t have any fun any more. Well, President Obama, it hasn’t been any fun out here for Americans for a very long time. Now, you can keep going back to the well and dredging up the specter of the Bush administration all you want. Goodness knows I’ve taken him and his Republican Congress on often enough. In many ways his failure to stand up to the runaway spending in his own government set the stage for the recession we began experiencing in 2008.

Bush had recognized the danger represented by the various manifestations of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, which essentially lowered standards for mortgage lending. Subsequent efforts by Democrats resulted in lowering the bar even farther, setting up the sub-prime disasters we’re now familiar with. A stronger George Bush, in control of a Republican majority in both House and Senate, might have taken on the Democrats over the financial time bomb he knew was ticking away. But as usual he and the Republicans allowed the left to control the message.

I’d love to understand why the Republicans allowed the left to turn the message on them starting back with the Civil Rights Movement. It’s as if they were afraid to stand up to the left and answer their lies and charges for what they were. Barack Obama has certainly gotten a lot of mileage (so he thinks) out of George Bush. The problem with that is the same as the other reasons Obama’s pond has gone dry. We were looking for the post-modern CENTRIST he portrayed himself as. What we got was the prancing pony sprinting as hard and fast to the left as he could with a smorgasbord of hard core leftists right behind him.

He quickly outlined his Socialist Menu for this country, which he hoped would be enabled by the economic chaos created by the SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS, a crisis you may recall which was engendered largely by Democrat policy and irresponsibility. Obama did everything in his and the Democrat Congress’s power to force his Marxian policies on the American people, who were initially in panic mode and were definitely slow on the uptake. Remember Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a crisis go to waste”?

Fortunately for us God, America’s love of freedom, the Patriot Movement, the Internet, and Conservative broadcasting changed all that. Obama’s attempted takeover and eventual enslavement of the American people backfired. Now there is much talk of bi-partisan this and bi-partisan that, when in January the Democrats, in their overweening arrogance, were changing the locks on the House Conference rooms locking out Republican Representatives. What a difference a couple of months makes!

Put in plain old fashioned language…these Democrat cretins are headed for a butt kicking next November of historic proportions. It’s all because of you, my fellow patriots. There is not a single reason for Republicans to accommodate or make ‘deals’ with this administration. They have not changed. They are still bent on the destruction of our way of life, and so far they’ve done a pretty damned good job of it. They will not change. Remember the snake in the high grass? He’s still there…and he still bites…

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

Demarxists Fear For Obamacare? Opposition Grows.

As if in sync with the cautionary statements coming from various quarters of the leftists’ Clown College, His Anointedness, Madame Pelosi and Dingy Harry emerged from another secretive closeted meeting at the once White House, to proclaim ’significant’ progress towards melding the House and Senate versions of the bill. This three pony carnival doesn’t ring true with what we’re hearing and the herrings being trailed out there by the Demarxists, some coming from surprising and unlikely sources.

Charles Rangel

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), “Forget all the other questions,….. We have serious problems on both sides of the Capitol”. “Serious problems”? Quite a statement from the normally party-line Rangel. A day earlier, Chris Dodd (D-Conn) stated, “Health care is hanging by a thread”. Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama both want heavy taxes placed on Cadillac and so-called millionaire’s plans. One is sure to anger Unions and be strongly opposed by those beholden to them and the other will generate much resistance from other interest groups. Sometimes you just can’t make anyone happy… except maybe the Republicans, who to their credit have stood virtually united against passage of this monstrosity.

The so-called blue dog Democrats, the ones that have sold out their votes and voters to the pressure of the administration, have been feeling the IMMENSE displeasure of their constituents and as a result have been seriously reconsidering their final vote despite the worst threats of the House Madame, Dirty Dingy Harry and the ever popular ‘Lurch’ of the administration, Rahm Emanuel. Deciding that any job may be better than no job and that “taking one for Obama”, may not really be in their best interests. It’s getting much harder for DeMarxist leaders to hold their votes together.

Eric Cantor

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor(R-Va), after meeting with members of his own conference said, “We are looking at THIRTY SEVEN Democrats that are in districts that are particularly upset and vulnerable to the provisions of this health care bill”. “Are they going to be with the people or are they going to be with Pelosi?” Furthermore, aides who were present in the GOP conference said that House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said, “The bottom line is, I believe we can beat this bill. The American people are with us”. Well John, based on what we are seeing and hearing out here in everyman land I believe you’re RIGHT!! We have waited so long for leaders who will lead and fight and not back down to every little tinhorn Marxist out there.

If you folks want to see what BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA looks like if WE don’t stop him, just take a good long look at HUGO CHAVEZ. For some time now I and many other Conservative writers, media people, both radio and television, have been urging YOU the American citizen, patriot, voter and taxpayer to rise up and say HELL NO! YOU CAN’T HAVE OUR COUNTRY!! Guess what? It’s working! Your determination, your Herculean efforts are paying off. Keep up the good work… God Bless you… God Bless this great country.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

Israel’s Last Piece To The Puzzle.

RAHM EMANUEL has been running off with his Chicago tough guy mouth again. This time making Israel and the Palestinians quiver with trepidation over his threats on behalf of his boss, Ineptitude the First. I’m sure that a properly chastened Israel will immediately drop all concerns over security and little items like  survival and accede to the Anointed One’s command, “Peace now at any cost”.

MEANWHILE, in the world the rest of us have to inhabit, Israel may well have placed the final game piece on the board. It’s called the Iron Dome Short Range antimissile defense system. It has passed its advanced testing and will be deployed to combat units soon. Capable of shooting down Qassam rockets, Grad rockets, Hezbollah Katayusha rockets, Iranian short range Fajr missiles and even high trajectory mortar shells. Not only that, but the system’s computers and telemetry can differentiate between a target that will hit an unoccupied area and not fire on it, in favor of taking out one that threatens to destroy property or strike an occupied area.

Critics say it has not yet been tested in a combat situation and will not fulfill the role of destroying incoming medium and long range missiles. The system is designed primarily for distances of between four and seventy miles. A single missile battery will protect a medium sized city. The longer ranged defense system called magic wand is slated to be on line in 2012.

As the COWARDLY OBAMA drops any pretense of sanctions against the fanatical Mad Mullahs of Iran, even as their people riot in the streets dying for the freedoms OBAMA WOULD STEAL FROM US, the Israelis are finally no longer dependent on Washington’s vagaries for protection from it’s enemies. With the missile defense system in place the final game piece is also. Having penetrated both Syrian and Iranian airspace and tested the effectiveness of both countries’ air defense systems, time has just about run out for both. Israel has stated as a matter of national policy they WILL NOT permit Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. It’s about time somebody started to pay attention….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

 

Arnold – Pelosi, Stay In Copenhagen… Please!!

And while you’re at it, do you think you could keep His Anointedness over there? After all, he is so, SO admired by the royalty of Europe. So the Demarxist juggernaut got stopped dead in its tracks by Senator Ben Nelson (I) Neb. as he resisted arm-twisting pressure to the tenth degree, including the naked threat by the always creepy and smarmy Rahm Emanuel to close Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base. One of our strategic bases and a vivid measure of the desperation of the Obama administration that they would PLACE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK for political gain.

But then, one might say about His Mightiness… WHAT’S NEW? Obama and his ObaMaoists are as sleazy and dangerous as they get. Americans have taken heed and really don’t like what they see. In mounting numbers, the groundswell of opinion against this blatant takeover of our economy and our way of life is rapidly turning into a tsunami of active political resistance.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has flown to COPENHAGEN, presumably to advise the Danes on how to destroy the economy of their country as efficiently as he has presided over the environmentalists’ deconstruction of California.

Governor Schwarzenegger

Governor Schwarzenegger

Arnold came into office with a mandate from the people of California to straighten out the fiscal and regulatory nightmare that is Sacramento. A political cesspool second only to Washville in sleazy pork and corruption. What we got was Arnie getting his wrist slapped and then running behind his wife’s hard-left political apron strings, including buying into the entire pseudo-science of runaway environmental regulatory nazism. His cowardly ineptitude has taken a bad situation and turned it critical by any measure you’d care to use. Businesses failing, leaving the state, hundreds of thousands out of work and unemployment ranging from 12.5% to as high as 40% in the Great Central Valley. PLEASE, ARNOLD! Stay in Copenhagen. While you’re at it, keep the San Francisco treat with you.

Nancy Pelosi ( she of the stapled eyelids ) presided over the expenditure of 1.5 trillion dollars of pork-laden pseudo dollars last week, then just to make sure the record would stand she added another 155 billion non-existent dollars, also heavily greased with pork to it. PLEASE keep her there too.

The house has adjourned for Christmas. They call it the HOLIDAYS. This is another priceless opportunity to nail these people in their district offices and give them hell!! Don’t think Ben Nelson’s resistance would have occurred had it NOT been for YOUR activism. Don’t let up at all. As a matter of fact, we need to pour it on all the more. I have a friend who is one of these guys who talks a good game but never DID anything except complain. Even he has gotten off his political duff and is standing up and being counted. ACTIVATE yourself! ACTIVATE your friends and neighbors… Republican, Democrat or Independent – we ALL sink together!!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

 

Dede's 30 pieces of "Silver"? Scozzafava makes secret deal to switch parties?

The Politico reports that the White House under Rahm Emanuel orchesterated the Scozzafava endorsement of Bill Owens in NY 23.

Fearful that the party had almost no chance of winning the Nov. 3 New York special election after Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava abruptly announced Saturday that she was dropping out, high-ranking national Democrats immediately began working to secure her endorsement of Democrat Bill Owens, POLITICO has learned.

 

 

On Sunday afternoon, their vigorous efforts paid off as Scozzafava bucked her own party and issued a statement supporting Owens over Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, a coup for Democrats who recognized that their best remaining chance of winning the Republican-leaning seat on Tuesday was to swing disaffected Scozzafava supporters their way. By Sunday night, Scozzafava had taped her endorsement and it was being delivered via robo-call into targeted district households.

 

 

The story of how it went down began in Washington, where the White House and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quarterbacked the effort to secure Scozzafava’s endorsement.

And if you think the real reason for this 11th hour betrayal was about helping her district, please. We are talking about an Albany politician, now.

Scozzafava was offered material inducements for her endorsement from Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

Also critical was Silver’s assurance, in a phone conversation with Scozzafava, that the state Assembly Democratic caucus would embrace her if she chose to switch parties, now viewed as a real possibility after her endorsement Sunday of Owens.

 

 

June O'Neill, until earlier this year the New York Democratic Party chair, played an even more important role in courting Scozzafava, according to one New York official, because they “go to the same social events—church bingo night and the high school dance.”

It now seems highly likely Scozzafava is going to switch parties and be assured of various legislative perks---maybe even a chairmanship-- from Speaker Silver. And she will be assured  of  hige financial backing from the NY Democrats for her re-election. And who knows how many "member items" are going to be dangled her way?

There's an old saying that an honest politician is one who stays bought. I suppose we will see in a few days if that describes Ms. Scozzafava

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