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Posted: Aug 25, 2014 - 2:08pm

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”                       

Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama



 
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Posted: Aug 25, 2014 - 1:32pm

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”                       

Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama


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Posted: Aug 25, 2014 - 5:08am

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”                       

Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama




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Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 5:05am

I love those self-serving references to the "mainstream media." Who would have guessed that Politico is part of the mainstream media!
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Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 4:19am

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 ScottN wrote:
 Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
 
Chomsky in '90 wrote:
In the United States, the political system is a very marginal affair. There are two parties, so-called, but they're really factions of the same party, the Business Party. Both represent some range of business interests. In fact, they can change their positions 180 degrees, and nobody even notices. In the 1984 election, for example, there was actually an issue, which often there isn't. The issue was Keynesian growth versus fiscal conservatism. The Republicans were the party of Keynesian growth: big spending, deficits, and so on. The Democrats were the party of fiscal conservatism: watch the money supply, worry about the deficits, et cetera. Now, I didn't see a single comment pointing out that the two parties had completely reversed their traditional positions. Traditionally, the Democrats are the party of Keynesian growth, and the Republicans the party of fiscal conservatism. So doesn't it strike you that something must have happened? Well, actually, it makes sense. Both parties are essentially the same party. The only question is how coalitions of investors have shifted around on tactical issues now and then. As they do, the parties shift to opposite positions, within a narrow spectrum.


 

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Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 12:26am

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 Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
 
Chomsky in '90 wrote:
In the United States, the political system is a very marginal affair. There are two parties, so-called, but they're really factions of the same party, the Business Party. Both represent some range of business interests. In fact, they can change their positions 180 degrees, and nobody even notices. In the 1984 election, for example, there was actually an issue, which often there isn't. The issue was Keynesian growth versus fiscal conservatism. The Republicans were the party of Keynesian growth: big spending, deficits, and so on. The Democrats were the party of fiscal conservatism: watch the money supply, worry about the deficits, et cetera. Now, I didn't see a single comment pointing out that the two parties had completely reversed their traditional positions. Traditionally, the Democrats are the party of Keynesian growth, and the Republicans the party of fiscal conservatism. So doesn't it strike you that something must have happened? Well, actually, it makes sense. Both parties are essentially the same party. The only question is how coalitions of investors have shifted around on tactical issues now and then. As they do, the parties shift to opposite positions, within a narrow spectrum.

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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:23pm

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Malkin: Obama's influence-peddlers finally ‘transparent’ to media

Friday, August 15, 2014

By:

 

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.

Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama’s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that “hope and change” stuff was just hot air. ...

Like the old saying goes: There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. 

Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss.
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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:20pm

Malkin: Obama's influence-peddlers finally ‘transparent’ to media

Friday, August 15, 2014

  - Michelle Malkin  http://bostonherald.com
 

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.

Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama’s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that “hope and change” stuff was just hot air. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists.

Good morning, sleepyheads!

According to Politico’s analysis published on Monday, the “Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered corporate, trade association and for-hire lobbyists. And many of these former lobbyists work at the highest levels of government.”

Wait, there’s more. The “most transparent administration ever” is playing disclosure-dodging renaming games to hide lobbyists’ grubby paw prints. By officially de-registering as corporate lobbyists and morphing into “consultants,” “counselors” or “advisers,” Obama’s K Street operators can maintain the fiction of upholding the Great Agent of Change’s grand ethics pledge.

Remember: Back in the day, candidate Obama assailed the K Street crowd with righteous zeal. “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over,” he thundered in 2007. In one of his first executive actions, he declared that the White House had closed “the revolving door that allows government officials to move to and from private sector jobs in ways that give that sector undue influence over government.”

But the reform-peddling candidate soon found it impossible to practice what he so sanctimoniously preached. Now, Obama depends on their “strategic advice” and Beltway wisdom. Here’s the White House’s chortle-inducing rationalization for elevating Broderick Johnson (husband of friend of the Obamas and NPR anchor Michele Norris, and longtime Democratic lobbyist for Microsoft, Pearson, JPMorgan Chase, Comcast, Fannie Mae and FedEx) as a top aide:

“The pledge does not bar anyone with prior lobbying experience from serving in this administration,” an Obama spokesman told Politico.com. “Broderick has substantial experience working in the Clinton administration, on the Hill and in the private sector in a variety of capacities, as well as on the president’s campaign. We welcome that mix of experience.”

That “mix of experience” also includes veteran Beltway lobbyist Cecilia Munoz, formerly of the National Council of La Raza and consultant to the Mexican government, who is now assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council — along with revolving-door beneficiaries Melody Barnes, Marc Berejka, Bradley Gillen and Sean Kennedy, all lobbyists turned Obama bureaucrats turned lobbyists again.

When Republicans hire lobbyists, it’s a culture of corruption and influence peddling. When Obama hires lobbyists, it’s a celebration of experience diversity.

Of course, these double standards and this double-talk were clear from the outset. As I pointed out in my book “Culture of Corruption” five years ago this summer, the business-as-usual writing was on the wall from Day One. As soon as he was elected, Obama threw open his doors to the nation’s leading lobbyists and professional D.C. back-scratchers:

Attorney General Eric Holder was registered as a lobbyist at Covington and Burling. Tim Vilsack, former Iowa governor and Obama’s first agriculture secretary, was a registered lobbyist for the National Education Association. Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden’s first chief of staff, was a lobbyist at O’Melveny and Myers. Leon Panetta was a lobbyist-lite who raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporations in “consulting fees.” Former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson served as chief of staff to former Treasury Secretary-turned-lobbyist Tim Geithner.

But now the K Street president is news?

Like the old saying goes: There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.




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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 11:14pm

EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called for peace on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer and urged authorities to be transparent in their investigation.

"Now is the time for healing. Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson," Obama told reporters on Martha's Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family.

"Now is the time for an open and transparent process to see that justice is done," Obama said

 


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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 11:24pm

Survive a zombie apocalypse? 

Never mind that other stuff. If we're gonna create scenarios and then worry about them...

Read this.  And then hope with all your might, that it doesn't happen on Obama's watch. Because his actions and failures to act can be directly linked to this threat.

Zombie apocalypse?
Thanks, Obama.


 



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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 10:55pm

‘They’re coming’ and ‘another 9/11 is imminent’


Read this.  And then hope with all your might, that it doesn't happen on Obama's watch.   Because his actions and failures to act can be directly linked to this threat.

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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 6:34pm

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I'm still waiting for all the blowhards who said they were leaving if Bush was re elected.

More people have renounced their US citizenship under Obama.  Can't blame Bush for this.
So a real hearty Thanks, Obama is in order !!! 

Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—-And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished their rights.

For January to March, 1,001 people are on the latest list. One name you’ll recognize? Tina Turner. The total for one quarter last year was even higher, but it’s nearly a 50% jump from January to March of 2013. With 2,999 for all of 2013, the number for 2014 could top 4,000. But these are just IRS and Treasury Department numbers.



 
I'd wonder what " income from the deemed sale of your assets" means but I guess they'll tell me when they want me to know.
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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 5:46pm

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I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.


 
I'm still waiting for all the blowhards who said they were leaving if Bush was re elected.

More people have renounced their US citizenship under Obama.  Can't blame Bush for this.
So a real hearty Thanks, Obama is in order !!! 

Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship—-And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished their rights.

For January to March, 1,001 people are on the latest list. One name you’ll recognize? Tina Turner. The total for one quarter last year was even higher, but it’s nearly a 50% jump from January to March of 2013. With 2,999 for all of 2013, the number for 2014 could top 4,000. But these are just IRS and Treasury Department numbers.




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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 11:48am


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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:29am

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If he wasn't born here, we don't have to listen to him. He's not really the President.

As you watch the attacks against him, always think about the reverse: is this a distraction from something that's really true about the opponent?
That seems to be the GOP strategy and you see it repeatedly.
Other examples:
Obama is responsible for ruining the economy! Of course, he entered at the down cycle. Who was in charge when we collapsed?
He damaged America's reputation in the world! Hardly: he didn't vomit in anyone's lap, and didn't start a war for nonexistent WMDs in a country that didn't attack the WTCs.
He's not doing anything! Factually, this is the least productive Congress EVER.

So the strategy is transparent: pick something that the GOP is responsible for, blame it on the President so repeatedly that underinformed Americans parrot it right back.
Obviously, you've got the recipe for a stagnant, angry, dependent, dwindling 'Merica, paying the billionaire Walton family for their fragile Chinese-made crap.

I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.


 
Umm,he just resumed bombing in Iraq this morning.


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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:24am



THANKS OBAMA.
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Posted: Aug 8, 2014 - 10:06am

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  There is no rational basis for the claim BO was not born as he has always stated.

 
If he wasn't born here, we don't have to listen to him. He's not really the President.

As you watch the attacks against him, always think about the reverse: is this a distraction from something that's really true about the opponent?
That seems to be the GOP strategy and you see it repeatedly.
Other examples:
Obama is responsible for ruining the economy! Of course, he entered at the down cycle. Who was in charge when we collapsed?
He damaged America's reputation in the world! Hardly: he didn't vomit in anyone's lap, and didn't start a war for nonexistent WMDs in a country that didn't attack the WTCs.
He's not doing anything! Factually, this is the least productive Congress EVER.

So the strategy is transparent: pick something that the GOP is responsible for, blame it on the President so repeatedly that underinformed Americans parrot it right back.
Obviously, you've got the recipe for a stagnant, angry, dependent, dwindling 'Merica, paying the billionaire Walton family for their fragile Chinese-made crap.

I wish that the minority of Americans, those blowhards who had said that they were leaving if he were re-elected, had really done so. The IQ of America would've gone up a lot and we might be making progress instead of feeding the media hate/advertising machines.



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Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 8:47pm

So now we know the truth.He's as slippery as Arya Stark.

Toddler squeezes through White House fence

 Oh wait,it wasn't him.It was another child. Never mind.


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Posted: Aug 7, 2014 - 2:47pm


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