Average American Bob
A Country Divided… Could it be an Orchestrated Plan to Greatly Expand the Power of Executive Branch and the Federal Government?
For those who have followed my writings over the last 8 years know that I’m careful not to get caught up in conspiracy theories. Asking tough, unpopular questions of actions and reasons or meanings… yes! That is different.
One thing should be clear to anyone who is willing to be honest with themselves, regardless of their politics, is that Mr. Obama and this administration is using many of the tactics outlined in two political/social engineering resources… the book by Sal Alinsky – “Rules for Radicals” and “Cloward & Pevin Strategy for Ending Capitalism in America”. When Obama was a Community Organizer Obama taught the concepts outlined in “Rules for Radicals” and the Cloward & Pevin Strategy to the ‘foot soldiers’ of the ACORN organization. This is the very organization that was charges with enough illegal actions that they have pretty much gone ‘underground’. He was exposed to these anti-American authors while attending Occidental and Columbia University in the 80s. If you have not read both of these sources… you will not have the information to understand the following.
All you have to do is back up and look at the big picture to know that this administration is using the ‘divide and conquer’ approach in order to gain emotional votes. Unfortunately it requires deception and lying. Example: “Conservatives, with Christian values, stand up for the unborn and let it be known that they are not in agreement of having their tax dollars pay for Abortions or contraception drugs that kill fertilized eggs… and suddenly it becomes: “The Radical Right hates women and wants to restrict all contraception and abortions from all women.” It’s not only the ugliness of the charge… but the willingness of the Main Stream Media (MSM) to report this gross distortion… over and over… to the point it becomes “propaganda” rather than the responsible reporting of facts. This is a very dangerous trend that is growing and is worth its own article in the future.
A BIGGER PROBLEM AND MORE DANGEROUS POSSIBLE OBJECTIVE – This tactic has been used very successful to gain votes from specific blocs of voters. You do this by first carefully, verbally ‘painting’ a particular group, as ‘victims’, then start a well orchestrated attack on the opponent using descriptions and adjectives that are as false as the victim picture but get the emotions going on the side of the false victims. I think there is enough evidence to support the charge that it’s being used to promote and advance a larger and even more dangerous objective of Obama and his inter-circle… The gross expansion of the Executive Branch’s power and the expanded control of the Federal Government over the states!
Create a phony ‘crisis’ and then propose a costly government solution, thus giving the Federal Government another area of power and control of a new or expended group of people who become dependent. Group by group the government inserts itself into the issue and builds its power and expands its control over more and more of the population. Obama Care is the biggest example thus far of the strategy. The Federal Government now controls almost 9% of our total economy by DICTATING what type of healthcare insurance policies the insurance companies can sell and you can buy at raised premiums that are protected by the government. The government selects who the ‘victims’ are and how much government subsidies they will receive. If you have not paid attention… you may have missed the fact that all the participating insurance companies are no longer insurance companies. They are simply the middle-man who sells what they are told and services the accounts. There really is no real competition within each state. The insurance companies don’t care because, per the ACA, they are GUARANTEED a minimum profit margin. If you didn’t know, we the taxpayers, have already paid over 1 billion dollars in bail-outs for some of the insurance companies and we will pay over 5.5 billion in 2015. The ACA is the biggest vehicle for the expansion and power grab of the Federal Government in our history. http://benswann.com/video-insurance-companies-will-receive-5-5-billion-in-bailouts-in-2015/
Other Presidents have tried to push the envelope in the past. Bush’s ‘Patriot Act’ is just one of many examples you can look back on. The difference there it was a military crisis that prompted that expansion of the Federal Government control. Same tactic – crises – Americans could be victims – Federal Government solution.
There is one condition that almost always exists to be successful… a crisis that instills either fear or hate… sometimes both. Obama is a master of creating both using the tactics outline in the resources previously mentioned. Raul Emanuel said it best… “You never want to let a good crisis go to waste.”
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=raul+emanuel%ee%80%81+never+let+a+%ee%80%80crisis&FORM=VIRE7#view=detail&mid=F596CBFC0FAA5A991928F596CBFC0FAA5A991928 This same mentality was used many times by FDR over an entire decade.
Obama not only takes advantage of eternal crises, such as the Martin and Brown shootings, or a natural disaster such as hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, he’s willing and able to create a false crisis to advance his radical agenda. Examples: Create fear and hate by flooding the country with illegals. If you disagree… you are prejudice against Latinos and Hispanics. Expand welfare in many ways, not only for the truly needy, but for able-bodied people to have a higher standard of living without working for it… You disagree and you hate poor people and want children to starve. Voice your opinion that you don’t agree with Obama Care and in general the government take-over of the entire healthcare and the healthcare insurance industries… You don’t care about poor people getting medical treatment or want little children to die on the steps of hospitals. Cherry pick incidents where a white law enforcement officer who arrest or in fear of his life ended up having to kill a black perpetrator justifiably in the line of duty… You are a racist.
It’s one thing to do use these despicable tactics for the purpose of getting votes by demonizing your opposition and falsely enraging entire groups of Americans; but what we all should be much more concern about is the much larger issue of using these tactics to give perceived acquiescence to bypass the Congress (the people’s voice in government) an/or overstepping the restraints and boundaries of our Constitution. This is the same Constitution which is the core document that protects our individual freedoms and liberties. This is the very document that separates the United States from every other country in the world. How many of us have either forgotten or taken for granted how valuable our freedoms and liberties truly are? Why are so many sitting by silently as more and more of our free choices in life are taken from us? Isn’t it the amount of individual freedom and liberty, that the Constitution gives us, the most important element to our personal opportunity for success and happiness? When any of us give up any freedom or liberty in the name of ‘security’, ‘fairness’, ‘social equality’, ‘political correctness’ or a host of other ‘feel-good’ emotional terms… you are allowing a centralized government to take more and more power over your life. Never forget one of the most famous Ben Franklin quotes:
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” My friends… our beloved Constitution are all that protects us from our own government becoming tyrannical! I challenge anyone to give another explanation for the actions Mr. Obama and his inter-circle have taken other than to expand the Federal Government and increase their power and control over the lives of the average American.
The name of our website is “Incrementalist.com” for a serious reason. Both Wayne and I have been studying the ‘incrementical’ changes that the far Left have been pushing for and making methodically and patiently for over a hundred years. The gradual, in the background, infiltration of key industries and culture influence groups have established the foundation for a take-over of the Federal Government that will diminish the power of the congress and diminish or end the following of the Constitution as our governing document. Look around and be honest. Our educational system is primarily stocked with Liberal teachers and professors guarded by powerful liberal unions who give almost exclusively to the Democratic Party. They have been… and are today ‘indoctrinating’ our youth with distorted Liberal views of America’s past history or worse omitting important points and events.
Look at our some of our finest universities… they have open, self-acclaimed Marxist, Communist, former felons including past convicted domestic terrorist such as Bill Aires and Doreen Dorn. What do you think these people are teaching our children? Have you noticed that when Obama travels around on one of his Social Issues speaking tours that he almost exclusively speaks at colleges and universities? Do you realize how easy it is to influence even bright young people because they simply don’t have any adult, real-life experiences to pull from and judge whether what they are being told is truth or not. I know… as a Independent Corporate Trainer for over 35 years… I can tell you it’s easy to impress new hires than very experienced employees. Power and Control, ladies and gentlemen… that’s what this administration and all ‘Progressive’ politicians are about.
Look at Hollywood and the entire entertainment industry… two to three times the Liberals to Conservatives. Just this month “American Sniper” was nominated for several awards including Best Picture. When was the last time a Best Picture nomination didn’t include a nomination for the Director? Could it be this time because of Clint Eastwood’s ‘empty chair’ speech at the RNC? Americans, especially our youth, are subjected to mostly Liberal views and biases every time they go to the movies or watch a TV show… including the day-time talk shows and sitcoms. Think about how many people watch a show like “The View” and believe the comments they see and hear there to be an accurate analysis of current events.
And finally and the most dangerous… the media. Other than FOX news and talk radio the Liberal networks, including tax-payer Public Radio, now have the power to advance any liberal talking point or liberal policy it wishes, or to rebuke or slander any Conservative person or topic of the day. Most polls confirm that the Liberal-leaning MSM reaches about 70% of Americans per day while Conservative outlets including Conservative-leaning FOX and talk radio who reach only about 30%. I would also submit that the radical left also has a big edge in using social media.
After taking over both houses of Congress in 2006… the far left Liberals started laying the groundwork for a hopeful presidential win. They immediately started expanding spending (with little resistance from Bush) to influence blocs of voters. Check it out if you wish… of the 4 trillion dollars of new debt that Bush added in his 8 years… almost half of it was accrued in the last two years of his second term… after the Democrats took over both houses of congress. All that was needed was a radical front person, a false, Hollywood created ‘character’ with the ability to deliver the words from a teleprompter written by some of the best liberal ‘word-weavers’ in the country. Obama would read the words… and the Liberal MSM would communicate the message to unknowing and under-informed voters who would accept most, if not all, as the truth, when in fact most of the message was deceptive and filled with lies. Even with Obama slipping from time to time and telling the truth about his goals of making the Constitution irrelevant because in his mind it was flawed, the compliant MSM would cover for him. When Obama “misspoke” and told of his desire to govern on his own with Executive Orders that grossly overstep his Constitutional authority… there was the MSM to minimize the damage. When he made it clear that he planned to aggressively redistribute wealth; (which is actually redistributing the income of the middle class to anyone who had less) there was the MSM omitting the issue from their newscast.
Please don’t doubt what I say. Below is a link to one of his earliest public statements of those goals. Look for the point where he calls the Constitution a “Charter of negative liberties that say what the State Government, the Federal Government can’t do to you… Not what the Government must do on your behalf…” It will become clear that Mr. Obama believes in a Constitution that says what the government must do on your behalf… even if it’s not what you want… in his mind you are stupid and incompetent and you should accept what the government says is best for you… how you should act… how you should participate willingly in giving up your money to provide for other able-bodied people (many illegals) who will not work hard or even work at all to provide for themselves and have little problem taking Government handouts – your money – in exchange for their votes. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=obama+2001+public+radio+interview&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=EF60D545FDACB6874006EF60D545FDACB6874006
Never forget what Mr. Obama said five days before the 2008 Election Day… “We are just five days from Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America.” Notice that not once has Obama every articulated exactly what he meant by that statement… transformation into what? I also contend… if you truly love someone, or your country, you are not going to announce to the world that in five days you are going to Fundamentally Transform them. I know that if my wife would have heard me say such a thing five days before our wedding… there would not have been a wedding. “You are marrying me to do what!” One must dislike, be unhappy with, see much that is negative and little that is good or positive to say you want to do something as drastic as you want to Fundamentally Transform it.
But the most nauseating singe tactic that this administration has used over and over again is the race card. Who would have thought that America would elect as their first President of color, a half-black man, who himself would use race to put people on the defensive by slandering them in such a disgusting way… proving that it is actually he… who is a racist. Before you get too outraged or upset… stop and look at the facts. Why and how did he react to the Cambridge police who, in his words, “acted stupidly” in the arrest of one of his college professor friends? http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/22/harvard.gates.interview/index.html?_s=PM:US
How about his claims that if he had a son, he would like Trayvon Martin? How about his comments and the sending of Holder to Ferguson after the Brown shooting when the Grand Jury couldn’t find any evidence to charge the police. His comment was… “We have to accept that it was the Grand Jury’s decision to make…” but not once mentioned or even hinted to that the decision was correct and/or should be respected. Not even just a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that the Federal Government couldn’t find any evidence that the officer acted because of race and no charges will be filed did the president or holder back off. They also concluded that race was not involved but to keep this issue alive… support the civil aspects of the case.
Why does the President of the United States inject himself into these local issues but only when it’s a white/Hispanic on black crimes and yet says not one word about the hundreds of black on black murders and other crimes in Chicago alone? Why does the President of the United States, with so many other critical domestic and Foreign Policy issues, take time to have dozens of meetings on a supposedly huge national problem of white police singling out black people to arrest and shoot? My friends… that problem simply does not exist? Go back to 2008, are you telling me that we had a gross national issue of racism and black injustice? Yes, there are stupid, ignorant racist people in this country… there still may be pockets of some areas of the country where blacks are treated unfairly… but I can point out areas in the country where that would be true of Native Americans as well. It’s not generally accepted and it’s being rejected more and more every year. But to say that today, we have a gross crisis of race inequality or that, as a general statement, we have police all over the country purposely selecting young black males to harass, arrest or kill is absurd, untrue and damn offensive! It’s a slap in the face to 99% of hard working law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day for us.
Why would the President of the United States… the most powerful man in the free world take the time on dozens of meetings on this issue? At this time and place why appoint as head advisors such people who are known Race Agitators or what some call Race Baiters, like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and give them a voice along with his as to how these local issues should be ‘corrected”? At last report… Sharpton still owes the state of New York and the IRS millions in back taxes… some report over 4 million… but only the amount is in dispute. http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/sharpton.asp This man is a radical thug, making his money by constantly stirring the pot of hatred and making false accusations of racism. They try to keep unsuspecting poor blacks feel like they are victims and that the entire white race is out to get them and they speak for them and are trying to get them restitution. So keep putting your dollars in the “passed hat.” How sick can one man be? And this is the type of people Obama calls upon to ‘help’ him with this huge problem of police centered racism in America? Are you kidding me? The only problem that exists is that which has been incited by Obama and his friend Holder.
So let’s just ask the big question… WHY? Why all of these tactics and political maneuvers? The answer, in my opinion is very clear. Mr. Obama’s presidency is turning out to be the most failed presidency in our history. But the job of diminishing America’s role of being the world’s leader and collapsing Capitalism is, in his mind, not done yet. Remember, radical change comes much easier when we have a ‘crisis’. The bigger the crisis… the more the radical left can change. Just go back and study FDR. If you divide the country into groups, pit those groups against one another you encourage civil disorder. Obama has been successful in dividing Americans in many ways as I’ve alluded to earlier. By race, economic/social status, generationally, gender, educational… every way you can. Go ahead, step back and ask yourself…
Do you feel better about the unity of the American people today than in 2007?
Do you feel that our financial footing is stable?
Do you see more racial harmony or division?
Do you see a constant shouting of the narrative that all Conservatives hate women?
How many Americans do you know who are saving $2,500 on their family’s health care insurance?
How many of you were able to keep your chosen policy?
How many are able today to keep your own doctor or go to the clinic or hospital closes to your home or the one that has the best care for your condition?
How many of you feel you are growing economically?
How many of you lost your job during the down-turn of 08 and as of today still can’t replace the money you earned before this administration?
How many of you are paying more in taxes when Obama promised over and over that you would not see one dime in increased taxes?
How many of you feel you have MORE choices than you had before Obama took office?
How many of you feel you have FEWER choices?
How many of you have more faith in your Federal Government than before Mr. Obama. How many of you know in your gut that it’s not right for Mr. Obama to act on such statements: “If congress doesn’t do what I want them to do… I’ll do it on my own.”
Do you realize how dangerous that is to our core idea of being self-governing via a Constitutional Republic?
Do you feel today that the Federal Government is serving you… or that YOU are serving an ever-growing bloated Federal Government run by a “Governing Class” who lives like kings while the average American is struggling just to keep from lowering their standard of living?
How do you feel knowing that the average Federal Government worker makes double that of the average worker in the private sector and can retire up to 15 years earlier in life with a pension that is 25% to 30% more than SS?
How do you feel knowing that those union members, through their mandated dues give almost exclusively to the Democrat Party who advance Socialist/Marxist principles?
How do you feel knowing that you are being lied to almost daily… that you are being manipulated for the purpose of the government taking more and more power over your daily lives as they take away more and more of your choices… your freedom?
And lastly… how do you feel knowing that Mr. Obama has set new precedents for the power of the Executive Branch… demonstrated by the amount of governing by Fiat through Executive Orders that greatly overstep the limits stated in the Constitution Article One.
I hope, if nothing else, I’ve stirred some motivation for you to check out some of the things I’ve said. Learn for yourself how your whole, free way of life and that of your kids and grandkids are under attack. I challenge everyone to answer these simple questions:
If Liberalism and Liberal policies. Introduced and promoted by today’s Radical Left, are so good… why must we be forced to accept them and mandated to participate and if not be penalized, fined or possibly jailed?
Where in the Constitution of the United States does it allow for the Federal Government to take money from one worker and give it to another person THEY say deserves it more than the person who earned it?
We had to fight a violent, ugly revolutionary war to win our freedom and liberty… why not stand up and fight with your engagement in the process and with your votes to keep your freedom, if not for yourself… for our kids and grandkids. I encourage you to set up a monthly line of communication with your Representative and two Senators with written letters, e-mails and phone calls. If you don’t… you will be part of the reason that this “Transformation” of America will continue.
Average American Bob
Why would anyone dislike Barack Obama? Could it be because of what he’s done in the White House? As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama’s presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence.
1) Because of Obama’s policies since he became President, 11,472,000 Americans have left the work force.
2) “Fewer Americans are at work today than in April 2000, even though the population since then has grown by 31 million.” — Mortimer Zuckerman
3) The number of Americans on welfare has hit record highs.
4) A record 20% of Americans were on food stamps in 2013.
5) The almost 11 million Americans getting disability payments is now approaching the population of Cuba
6) Our nation lost its AAA credit rating because Obama is spending so much money.
7) Not only was Cash for Clunkers a wasteful government program that “cost $1.4 million for every job it created and did little to reduce carbon emissions,” destroying the “clunkers” helped dramatically jack up the cost of used cars for the rest of the country.
8) After BP had a huge oil spill in the Gulf, Obama not only bungled the clean-up process, he slowed oil production from other companies that had done nothing wrong which led to higher oil prices.
9) Obama has helped drive up the cost of gas by blocking the Keystone Pipeline.
10) When he was running for office in 2008, Obama claimed that, “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” He lied.
11) Through 2013, the Obama Administration had imposed new regulations on businesses that cost 46 billion dollars a year.
12) Taxpayers lost 25 billion dollars on Obama’s bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. Chrysler isn’t even an American company any more. It’s now owned by an Italian company, Fiat.
13) When he was running for office, Obama called Bush “unpatriotic” for adding so much to the debt and promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Yet, the national debt is up 7 trillion dollarssince Obama became President. That’s more debt than all U.S. Presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined.
14) Obama’s administration gave guns to Mexican cartels that were used to murder hundreds of Mexicans and border agent Brian Terry. The Obama Administration has refused to cooperate with the investigation or hold anyone accountable for that illegal behavior.
15) The NSA has spied on Americans under Obama.
16) Under Obama, the CIA spied on the Senate.
17) Obama’s campaign contributors at Solyndra were handed 535 million dollars of taxpayer money that the Obama Administration knew they would never be able to pay back before they gave it to them.
18) The IRS targeted Obama’s political enemies including Christian groups, pro-Israel groups, and most prominently, Tea Party groups. The Obama Administration has refused to cooperate with the investigation or hold anyone accountable for the illegal behavior.
19) Numerous donors to Mitt Romney were audited by the IRS after giving him large contributions.
20) When the EPA and IRS were asked to provide emails requested by Congress as part of an investigation into their illegal activities, they’ve claimed over and over again to have lost the information because of “hard drive crashes.” Given that it’s quite easy to back up a hard drive and that they’re required by law to retain that information, it seems likely that they’re habitually destroying evidence to hide their illegal activities.
21) Veterans received poor health care and even died because of the incompetence and cover-ups of Obama’s VA.
22) Even Barney Frank admits Barack Obama shamelessly lied to the American people to get Obamacare passed – and lie, he did. He promised that Americans could keep their insurance plans, that they could keep their doctors, and that Obamacare would save the average family $2500 per year. Not only were all of those lies, Obama knew they were lies when he made those promises.
23) Barack Obama has broken the law repeatedly by making at least 23 unilateral changes to Obamacare.
24) Obama has been illegally trying to force Christians to pay for abortifacients via Obamacare.
25) Obamacare has been a disaster that cost millions their insurance and sent health care costs spiraling into the stratosphere.
26) Obama is taking 700 billion dollars out of Medicare to put into Obamacare.
27) The website portion of Obamacare, healthcare.gov, was a non-functional disaster for months when it rolled out and Obama claimed he was completely unaware that there was anything wrong with it.
28) Instead of calming people down, Obama helped to turn Americans against each other racially be inserting himself into the Trayvon Martin case.
29) Obama created so much racial animosity by attacking the police when they had done nothing wrong in the Henry Louis Gates case that he had to have a ridiculous “beer summit” to try to undo the damage.
30) The Department of Justice failed to pursue a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panthers because they were black and liberal. Former DOJ official J. Christian Adams quit over the case and “accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.”
31) George W. Bush quit playing golf in 2003 because he didn’t want the mother of some fallen soldier to see the Commander-in-Chief out playing golf. He also said he thought playing golf during a war sent the wrong signal to the American people. Through June of 2014, Obama was up to 177 rounds and is on pace to play twice as much in his second term as his first term.
32) Obama chose tax cheat Tim Geithner to be his Secretary of the Treasury and then has had the audacity to spend his whole presidency pushing for higher taxes.
33) After promising to unite America when he was running for office in 2008, Obama has been the most hyper-partisan President in decades.
34) Despite the fact that Barack Obama claimed to believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman when he was running for President in 2008, his Department of Justice asked states attorney general to refuse to defend their states’ bans on gay marriage in court.
35) The Department of Justice has worked overtime to help increase voter fraud by fighting against voter ID. This is despite the fact that you need ID to buy alcohol, drive a car, fly on a plane or even to use Obamacare.
36) He’s the reason why countless Americans have been groped, molested and harassed by the TSA, even though agents never caught a terrorist sticking their hand down anyone’s pants.
37) He’s responsible for the dumbing down of our education system with Common Core.
38) We first landed on the moon in 1969, but because of Obama, we’re no longer even capable of going into space.
39) His servile bowing to other world leaders is embarrassing and un-American.
40) Barack Obama engaged in an illegal war in Libya without the permission of Congress that helped turn that country into an unstable basket case run by radical Islamists. How bad is it? America, Libyans and the rest of the world were better off with Muammar Gaddafi in charge. That’s how bad it is.
41) Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan “described himself as mujahedeen” and yelled “Allahu Akbar”as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. The Obama Administration labeled that as “workplace violence” rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch.
42) He released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
43) Americans died at Benghazi because Obama’s administration didn’t take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.
44) Russia annexed Crimea while Obama did nothing of consequence to discourage it from invading. That’s not a surprise for a President who is fond of throwing out “red lines” that don’t mean anything.
45) Obama’s premature pull-out in Iraq and foolish refusal to get a status of forces agreement in Iraq left the country vulnerable and led to the terrorists in ISIS taking over a large portion of that country.
46) Barack Obama unilaterally implemented the DREAM Act that Congress didn’t pass and illegally handed out work permits to illegal aliens.
47) Obama is threatening to bypass Congress and simply “legalize” millions more of illegal immigrants even though it’s illegal and unconstitutional and it hurts the American people and will further encourage even more illegal aliens to surge across the border.
48) The fence on our southern border was supposed to be completed by 2009. The Obama Administration has made it clear that it doesn’t intend to finish it during his presidency.
49) Barack Obama is deliberately creating a crisis on the southern border by refusing to deport illegal aliens crossing into our country.
50) For all practical purposes, Barack Obama has already unilaterally implemented amnesty in America because “at least 99.92% of illegal immigrants and visa overstays without known crimes on their records” aren’t being deported.
You would think that after six years, more people would wise up to how the Progressives use communication tricks to crush their opponents, in some cases making them look very stupid, while they deceive and manipulate those who follow them. Let me give you a very simple example.
During the contraception discussions, did you noticed that a new term was launched and is still being used currently, i.e., “War on Women!” When this happens, it becomes a coordinated effort to get out a blanket message that will disparage everyone and anyone who opposes their point of view.
In other words, if you disagree with having to pay for a women’s contraceptive products, you are labeled as someone who wants to restrict a women’s access to those products – which is obviously not true. But the greater damage is done by labeling you as someone who hates women, and is participating with everyone else who opposes paying for the products in what is now called a War on Women. Repeat this over and over and one would think that everyone who is conservative hates women. Not even close to being the truth. It’s a propaganda trick.
Let’s look at abortion. It’s obvious that per the Supreme Court, abortion under certain circumstances is legal since Roe VS Wade. But it’s also a law that Government funds are not supposed to be used to fund abortions. However, since Obama Care, we are seeing that government funds are indeed, through the mandates to insurance companies, paying for abortions. When those of faith stand up and say they don’t want their taxes to go for the funding of abortions either directly or indirectly, they are immediately labeled as radicals who are depriving women of their right to choose and are part of this ‘War on Women.’ This is very ugly and very dirty politics.
This tactic has been used over and over again ever since we were introduced to it by Mr. Obama and his team of radical social engineers. You will find the source of this tactic in the book, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinskey. If you oppose spending billions on solar and wind energy by subsidizing companies, of which a high percentage are going bankrupt like Solyndra, you are never allowed to be seen as thoughtful or caring about our tax dollars. Instead, you are labeled as one of those who want dirty air and water. If you oppose the spending of hundreds of millions on a federal evening school meal program that should be handled, if needed, by the states, ‘you don’t care about kids.’
As Obama is building its dependency class of Americans, you will notice that he and his pundits will always point out the one person who is helped, as they tug on your emotional heart-strings, while never letting you hear about the fifty people who are financially crushed by the cost. Let’s look at one example you may be missing.
I have shown you clearly that the unemployment number being reported by the Government is bogus, as it does not take into account the millions of Americans who have had their unemployment expire and they have given up looking for work. As a reminder here is the site that gives you the accurate and true figures. www.usdebtclock.org
Look to the right column and see the number of people who are “actually” unemployed. Twice that of the ‘reported’ number or about 20 million people. That translates into a true unemployment figure of over 14%. Many of those people are in their late 40s to late 50s and have lost their health insurance with their jobs.
So now you are hearing from the administration how these people are being helped by Obama Care. However, without a job they can’t afford Obama care policies. So, even if they are given a 100% subsidy, while they may have healthcare insurance, most will not be able to pay the high deductibles or co-pays. They may have health insurance, but not the means to medical services. However, the ‘talking points’ won’t mention that. They will just tout how thousands of people, who didn’t have health insurance, now do so because of the wonderful program we call Obama Care. Notice as they give you the number of people who have received health insurance through Obama Care (most of those numbers are greatly exaggerated), they don’t mention the five times that number who have lost their healthcare insurance.
What you will never hear is that millions of working people will pay hundreds of dollars more each month for their health insurance, just in order to pay for those who are not working. My son is a victim of this merry-go-round. He saw his insurance go from $350.00 a month to over $900 a month and his deductable go from $3,000 to $6,000. Even though he makes good money as a middle class tech professional, he’s going without insurance this year but still will pay a fine, sorry, “tax” of over $900.
Obama and his followers don’t seem to care about people like my son or the millions like him. Voice your opposition to this practice and you are labeled as one who either hates people who are ‘down on their luck,’ or that you are just an insensitive horrible person. You will never hear about how the cost of Obama Care is soaring and how they are not getting the balance of healthier, younger people to sign up and pay the huge over-cost premiums to off-set the subsidies. They keep pouring on the talking points every day so you don’t think about the damage and politics behind postponing the company mandates.
You only have to ask the right questions to get the truth. If Obama Care is so good… why did so many Obama supporters apply for, and get exemptions?!! If it’s so good, why has Obama had to postpone many of the core policies of the law? Could it be because they don’t want it to become public yet how many more tens of millions of Americans will be hurt by the law until after the next election? If Obama Care is so good, why do you have to be forced to buy it?
You On The Receiving End Are Suckers Who Are Being Used! –
That’s correct! You may think this is good for you and in response adore the Obama policies and him personally because you think he cares so much about you. Sorry, but you would be very wrong! You are just the lucky recipient NOW… the few who are getting the subsidies right now.
Never forget, what the government gives you now, it can take away at any time. How long before another group of people will be more important to advance their agenda than you? How long before you will start to see your ‘free stuff’ go away. Need proof? Look at seniors. Obama took over 700 billion from Medicare to fund the first two years of Obama Care. What do you see happening to seniors? We are seeing our doctors leave practice or refusing to accept Medicare because their reimbursements are being cut so drastically. My own doctor is calling it quits this year; he’s done with the hassle. We are seeing our hospitals pulling out of Medicare networks. It’s rumored that we will lose our Advantage programs next year. Understand that this is the group, that through AARP, were catered to and given so many great low-cost programs to get their support. Now they are being thrown under the bus.
Understand something: as this group of Socialist and Marxist continues their attempt to expand the power of the executive branch, and test the limits of how much they can dictate by changing and/or ignoring passed laws, along with writing regulation through executive orders, the administration is paying very little of the cost for any of their programs, as evidenced by the amount of debt that they are racking up. Who’s going to pay back all that debt? Our kids, grandkids and even our great-grandkids? http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/just-explain-it/just-explain-long-payoff-u-debt-145729149.html
So where does this all lead? Through the manipulation… a divided nation. Racially, economically, gender, and even generationally. What is the reality of our increasing debt?
To understand the big picture let’s bring it back down to a personal example:
You decide you want to be president of your local Home Owners Association. To get support, you change the spending habits of the HOA. You increase spending until you are spending over 106% of the annual income, giving some members free stuff.
You offer those who are having a problem paying their mortgage a subsidy to help them out. You borrow the money. You give to those who can’t afford it, enough money to fully landscape their front yards and put a fresh coat of paint on their homes. You borrow the money. You step up the spending by giving all the kids in the neighborhood new bikes and scooters and for those neighbors who don’t have one… a second car. You borrow the money.
Everyone thinks you are just a great guy and everyone in surrounding neighborhoods are so envious of how wonderful the appearance of your neighborhood is and all the extras your home-owners have. But then a few years into your presidency, you discover that you can’t borrow any more money… you are cut off. So you raise the dues by 100%, 200% even 300% on those who are working and have good jobs. But you find that many can’t afford that and move from the neighborhood, leaving their homes empty. As a result, the debt grows even more rapidly from lost dues income. One day you realize that you can no longer pay your debts and finally go bankrupt, at which point everyone loses everything. Debt enslaves us all, and in the end if you can’t pay that debt, you lose everything you ever worked for.
Can’t happen in America? Think again. Mathematics don’t lie. You can take my example and apply it to your own life, any company, any organization and it all works the same way. Keep spending until you can’t afford to pay your lender back, and you go bankrupt. How many cities in our great nation have already gone bankrupt? How long before a state goes bankrupt?
Do you remember the famous lines from Titanic? “She’s unsinkable.” Then after she hit the iceberg her builder, after assessing the damage, said: “She has five compartments taking on water. Each will fill; flow over to the next until she sinks.” One of the other men said: “She can’t sink! She’s unsinkable”. The response was absolute: “She’s made of iron, Sir, and in a little over two hours all this will be at the bottom of the Atlantic… It’s a mathematical certainty.”
Use your common sense, don’t be manipulated by carefully designed propaganda and social engineering manipulation tactics. Stand up and let your elected officials know where you stand. And in November, do the only thing that can save our great Republic. Get rid of every irresponsible, self-serving person who voted for Obama Care, Card Check and Cap and Trade and replace them with fiscal conservatives from any party who will care enough to save us first financially.
The rest has to wait, as nothing is more important than getting our country’s financial house in order. It may mean walking back all the radical ecological policies for a while and exploit our energy sources to provide millions of new jobs. Build the Keystone Pipe-line, expand oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.
It may mean stopping all the energy subsidies. It may mean not exporting any oil or refined gasoline until the cost of OUR gasoline at the pumps is below $2.00 a gallon. It may mean sacrificing a few fish in the CA northern valleys while we start producing an abundance of food to bring down food prices.
It may mean lowering taxes for both companies and individuals, so that companies will have the incentive to grow and hire, and for individuals to start businesses and put more spendable dollars in the pockets of average Americans. And yes, it may mean that some of you who are receivers may need to do everything and anything you can to get off the dole and back to work being productive. If we don’t… if you don’t… we will all lose in the end and our kids and grandkids will not have the opportunity to realize their dreams in a healthy capitalistic free-enterprise system.
I welcome your comments.
Average American Bob
Subject:Letter By Laura Hollis Of Notre Dame
This comes from Notre Dame. What a powerful and true letter by Associate Law Professor Laura Hollis of Notre Dame.
A MUST read if you care about your country, your health and your future.
The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.
The President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (with no small help from Justice John Roberts) take away our health care – and we allow it. They take away our insurance – and we allow it. They take away our doctors – and we allow it. They charge us thousands of dollars more a year – and we allow it. They make legal products illegal – and we allow it. They cripple our businesses – and we allow it. They announce by fiat that we must ignore our most deeply held beliefs – and we allow it.
Where is your spine, America?
Yes, I know people are complaining. I read the news on the internet. I read blogs. I have a Twitter feed. So what? People in the Soviet Union complained. People in Cuba complain. People in China complain (quietly). Complaining isn’t the same thing as doing anything about it. In fact, much of the complaining that we hear sounds like resignation: Wow. This sucks. Oh well, this is the way things are. Too bad.
Perhaps you need reminding of a few important facts. Here goes:
1. The President is not a king. Barack Obama does not behave like a President, an elected official, someone who realizes that he works for us. He behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law and who thinks he can dispense with the law’s enforcement when he deigns to do so. And those of us who object? How dare we? Racists!
And while he moves steadily “forward” with his plans to “fundamentally transform” the greatest country in human history, he distracts people with cheap, meaningless trivialities, like “free birth control pills”! In fact, let’s face it: this administration’s odd obsession with sex in general – Birth control! Abortion! Sterilization! Gay guys who play basketball! – is just plain weird. Since when did the leader of the free world care so much about how people have sex, who they have it with and what meds they use when they have it? Does he have nothing more important to concern himself with?
2. It isn’t just a failed software program; it is a failed philosophy. People are marveling that Healthcare.gov was such a spectacular failure. Well, if one is only interested in it as a product launch, I’ve explained some of the reasons for that here. But the larger point is that it isn’t a software failure or even a product failure; it is a philosophy failure.
I have said this before: Obama is not a centrist; he is a central planner. And this – all of it: the disastrous computer program, the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted, the lies, the manipulation of public opinion, the theft of the public’s money and property and freedom (read insurance, and premiums, and doctors) – IS what central planning looks like.
The central premise of central planning is that a handful of wunderkinds with your best interests at heart (yeah, right) know better than you what’s good for you. The failure of such a premise and the misery it causes have been clear from the dawn of humanity. Kings and congressmen, dictators and Dear Leaders, potentates, princes and presidents can all fall prey to the same imperial impulses: “we know what is good the ‘the people.’
And they are always wrong.
There is a reason that the only times communism has really been tried have been after wars, revolutions or coups d’état. You have to have complete chaos for people to be willing to accept the garbage that centralized planning produces. Take the Soviet Union for example. After two wars, famine and the collapse of the Romanov dynasty why wouldn’t people wait in line for hours to buy size 10 shoes? Or settle for the gray matter that passed for meat in the grocery stores?
But communism’s watered-down cousin, socialism, isn’t much better. Ask the Venezuelans who cannot get toilet paper. Toilet paper. Viva la Revolución!
Contrary to what so many who believe in a “living Constitution” say, the Founding Fathers absolutely understood this. That is why the Constitution was set up to limit government power. (Memo to the President: the drafters of the Constitution deliberately didn’t say “what government had to do on your behalf.”) They understood that that was the path to folly, fear, and famine.)
3. Obama is deceitful. Just as the collapse of the computer program should not surprise anyone, neither should we be shocked that the President lied about his healthcare plan. Have any of you been paying attention over the past few years? Obama has made no secret of his motivations or his methods. The philosophies which inspire him espouse deceit and other vicious tactics. (Don’t take my word for it: read Saul Alinsky.)Obama infamously told reporter Richard Wolffe, “You know, I actually believe my own bullshit.” He has refused to be forthcoming about his past (where are his academic records?). His own pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, told author Ed Klein, that Obama said to him, “You know what your problem is? You have to tell the truth.”
Did Obama lie when he said dozens of times, “If you like you plan, you can keep it. Period!”? Of course he did. That’s what he does.
4. The media is responsible. And had the media been doing their jobs, we would have known a lot of this much, much earlier.
The press is charged with the sacred responsibility of protecting the people from the excesses of government. Our press has been complicit, incompetent, or corrupt. Had they vetted this man in 2008, as they would have a Republican candidate, we would have known far more about him than we do, even now. Had they pressed for more details about Obamacare, Congress’ feet would have been held to the fire. Had they done their jobs about Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA spying – or any of the other myriad betrayals of the public trust that this administration has committed, Obama would likely have lost his 2012 reelection campaign. (A fact that even The Washington Posthas tacitly acknowledged. Well done, fellas! Happy now?)
Instead, they turned a blind eye, even when they knew he was lying, abusing power, disregarding the limits of the Constitution.It was only when he began to spy on them and when the lies were so blatant that the lowest of low-information voters could figure it out that they realized they had to report on it. (Even in the face of blatant, deliberate and repeated lies, The New York Times has the audacity to tell us that the President “misspoke.”) They have betrayed us, abandoned us and deceived us.
5. Ted Cruz was right. So was Sarah Palin. The computer program is a disaster. The insurance exchanges are a disaster. What’s left? The healthcare system itself. And this, of necessity, will be a disaster, too.
Millions of people have lost their individual insurance plans. In 2015, millions more will lose their employer-provided coverage (a fact which the Obama administration also knew, and admitted elsewhere).
The exorbitant additional costs that Obamacare has foisted on unsuspecting Americans are all part of a plan of wealth confiscation and redistribution. That is bad enough. But it will not end there.
When the numbers of people into the system and the corresponding demand for care vastly exceed the cost projections (and they will, make no mistake), then the rationing will start. Not only choice at that point, but quality and care itself will go down the tubes. And then will come the decisions made by the Independent Payment Advisory Board about what care will be covered (read “paid for”) and what will not.
That’s just a death panel, put politely. In fact, progressives are already greasing the wheels for acceptance of that miserable reality as well. They’re spreading the lie that it will be about the ability of the dying to refuse unwanted or unhelpful care. Don’t fall for that one, either. It will be about the deaths that inevitably result from decisions made by people other than the patients, their families, and their physicians. (Perhaps it’s helpful to think of their assurances this way: “If you like your end-of-life care, you can keep your end-of-life-care.”)
6. We are not SUBJECTS. (or, Nice Try, the Tea Party Isn’t Going Away). We have tolerated these incursions into our lives and livelihoods too long already. There is no end to the insatiable demand “progressives” have to remake us in their image. Today it is our insurance, our businesses, our doctors, our health care. Tomorrow some new crusade will be announced that enables them to take over other aspects of our formerly free lives.
I will say it again: WE ARE NOT SUBJECTS. Not only is the Tea Party right on the fiscal issues, but it appears that they are more relevant than ever. We fought a war once to prove we did not want to be the subjects of a king and the Boston Tea Party was just a taste of the larger conflict to come. If some people missed that lesson in history class we can give them a refresher.
The 2014 elections are a good place to start. Call your representative, your senator, your candidate and tell them: “We are not subjects. You work for us. And if the word “REPEAL” isn’t front and center in your campaign, we won’t vote for you. Period.”
Laura Hollis is an attorney and teaches entrepreneurship and business law at the University of Notre Dame.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
AVERAGE AMERICAN BOB – January 2014
DON’T BE FOOLED THIS TIME AROUND
As we start a new year we constitutional conservatives need to begin thinking about this year’s election cycle. As critical as the last three cycles were – and after experiencing the results of just 5 years of radical liberalism, (some would say Socialism/Marxism) as well as reckless and dangerous spending, we need to focus. We need a plan to stop the madness and get the country going in the right direction. Amid the confusion one thing puts it into perspective: almost 2/3rds or 64% of Americans think we are going in the wrong direction. Only 29% of Americans think we are going in the right direction. 1
THE BLOOM IS OFF THE ROSE – Many who thought Obama would be a catalyst for ‘hope and change,’ run a transparent administration and get rid of lobbyists, all while acting as the great ‘unifier’ of America and the world, are discovering he’s just another slick-talking politician, a far-left progressive, willing to say and do anything to advance his agenda. His scheme for wealth redistribution and implementation of other radical-left policies are destroying free market capitalism. After five years we need to face the reality of 7 trillion dollars in new debt and an economy on life-support, being infused with over 85 billion a month in freshly printed Federal Reserve dollars to keep the banks and Wall Street afloat. We need to look at actual unemployment numbers, well over 13% and much higher for young people and minorities where unemployment runs 25% and higher. 2
After five years of failed stimulus programs and policies, we have more people living in government defined poverty than at any time in our history. Food stamp recipients have increased a whopping 47% and we’ve seen huge increases in SS disability recipients. Currently, the number of able bodied Americans in the work force is at its lowest in 40 years. And now Obama Care threatens to destroy our entire healthcare system. Millions of Americans are being forced to pay for health insurance (not necessarily better access to quality medical care) for those who already have access to medical care through free clinics and public health programs. We need healthcare reform to address the problems of providing medical treatment for the truly needy, those with preexisting conditions and those who lose their insurance after becoming sick. Obama and his progressive administration would not even consider the many ideas submitted by conservatives. Senate majority leader Harry Reid refused to allow even one of the House proposals to be brought to the Senate floor.
This takeover of the healthcare industry (and quietly the healthcare insurance industry as well) is not about providing affordable healthcare insurance or improving the quality of care we receive. It is the dream – the Holy Grail of the progressive movement – to take control of roughly 7% of the U.S. economy and everything the healthcare industry touches. Obama Care will be enthusiastically embraced by millions of Americans who will have 100% of their healthcare insurance and/or medical care paid for by tens of millions of their fellow Americans; charging them not only for their own healthcare insurance but an additional premium to cover the expense of those declared exempt. This amounts to forced charity with the federal government acting as a bloated, corrupt middle man, paid to administrate this monstrosity.
Along with many other irresponsible entitlement programs, this new law is running us into national financial ruin. Starting now, we need to support fiscally conservative candidates; Candidates with the courage of their convictions who, once elected will stand with the American majority and begin correcting the policies that have stunted private sector growth.
NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO DEMONSTRATE CONTEMPT AND DISREGARD FOR THE WISHES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE – By now, most people understand that AHA was passed using despicable tactics – lies, kick-backs, back-room deals and reconciliation procedure rather than a straight up vote in the Senate. The bill was passed with a 100% partisan vote, not a single republican/conservative voted for it, while the democrats who voted to pass it did so without reading it; a blatant demonstration of gross incompetence and negligence. Keep in mind, none of the people who voted to pass this healthcare bill are subject to its requirements – they have their own, special, better, exclusive, health insurance plan paid for compliments of the taxpayers. None of the representatives, who voted to pass this bill, deserves to be reelected… not one of them!
A FEW IDEAS TO KEEP US ON TRACK–
Don’t be influenced by the House and Senate Democrats who voted for Obama Care. Through the compliant media we hear – coincidentally, just before they’re up for re-election – these people suddenly see the error of their ways. They frequently speak out against the law to distance themselves from a declining administration, knowing their reelection is in jeopardy. Don’t get sucked in! Don’t let them off the hook! Replace all of them! Click on the link below to see a list of both House and Senate Democrats who voted for the bill – and those who didn’t. With their vote they have said loud and clear, “We know better than you what you need and we will force you to accept it or we will tax you into submission.”
If we continue to elect radical and/or incompetent representatives willing to vote against the will of the people, we will never win our freedom and liberty back. Keep in mind, not once since its introduction has Obama Care ever had approval by the majority of the American people.
Look for candidates with fiscally conservative records. They are everywhere – in the republican and democratic parties as well as independents and libertarians. Fiscally responsible candidates may not place social and foreign policy considerations at the top of their list, but creating jobs, slowing and reversing spending and reestablishing our financial stability are far more important to our future. If we don’t get our finical house in order we will all suffer in ways we don’t even want to consider. We must stop taking from the middle class to support an ever-growing dependent class.
And to you, recipients…understand, the government doesn’t give you anything. The government has no money except what it collects in taxes. They cannot give anything unless they first take money away from tax-paying americans, restricting their choices and their freedom. Most of us don’t begrudge taking care of the truly needy but our constitution is supposed to protect us from a government that thinks they have the right to take from one person and give to another just because ‘THEY’ decide they’re more deserving. Nowhere in our great constitution does it say that one person or group of people is responsible for the livelihood of another.
In an age of instant access to information there’s no excuse for ignorance. We must be diligent, do our homework and share accurate information.
It’s been said before, but I sincerely believe the November 2014 election will become the most important in 50 years.
Average American Bob
Now that he’s a short timer, Jay doesn’t feel constrained to stay within the network guidelines of “no Obama criticism and staying politically correct” — what a breath of fresh air!
“I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don’t want to get audited by the IRS.”
On NSA surveillance: “We wanted a president who listens to all Americans – now we have one.”
On a new IRS commissioner: “He’s called ‘acting commissioner’ because he has to act like the scandal doesn’t involve the White House.”
On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: “If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.”
Concerning the Benghazi , Associated Press, and IRS scandals: “Remember in the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?”
On Obama saying he didn’t know about the IRS scandal: “He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS.”
“The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject.”
“It’s casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they’re casually going through everybody’s phone calls and records.”
“It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth.”
“Fox News has changed its slogan from ‘Fair and Balanced’ to ‘See, I told you so!'”
“These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. People in Kenya are now saying he’s 100 percent American. That’s how bad it’s gotten.”
On Obama’s commencement address: “He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs.”
On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: “The only other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi .”
On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: “They took ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House.”
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
—-H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
[ Editor: That day has arrived! ]