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How Obama Destroys His Enemies

By Ben Shapiro On April 9, 2012  In Daily   Mailer,FrontPage

President Obama has always disliked free speech as a  general  matter, particularly for those who oppose him. He frequently  suggests that those  who disagree with him simply lack the power of reason;  he constantly attacks  those who do not bow to his opinions. In the last  month alone he has directly  castigated the Supreme Court (it would be “unprecedented,” he said, for them to  strike down Obamacare); Rush  Limbaugh (he called up Sandra Fluke to tell her how  out of line Limbaugh  was); and Congress (if they don’t act on whatever it is he  wants, he will  go it alone).

But he has one problem: the First Amendment does  not  allow him, as president, to use the power of government to fight his  enemies.  Obama’s solution to this dilemma lies in 501(c)3 charitable  organizations  working in close tandem with the federal  government.

Here’s how it works.  First,  President Obama forges deep and abiding connections with  like-minded charitable  organizations. These are theoretically supposed to  be non-partisan, but they are  typically not – they have a direct line to  the White House. So, for example,  Media Matters for America coordinates  routinely with the White House on  important issues of the day. And they  are experts at initiating so-called  secondary  boycotts.



Their expertise was honed in the Don Imus affair, as the  Daily  Caller reported. When Imus made offensive comments about the Rutgers  women’s  basketball team, Media Matters sprang into action, coordinating  with other  allies and pushing for a boycott of advertisers on Imus’ show.  Soon, Imus was  gone.

They quickly moved on to Lou Dobbs. They attempted  to  force his advertisers to stop buying time on his radio show; in  particular, they  looked to put pressure on Ford. And they were successful.  By November 2009,  Dobbs had moved on from CNN, to Media Matters’ delight.

All this time, Media Matters  was  working with the Obama Administration. Anita Dunn, the White  House  communications director, met regularly with Media Matters to plot  strategy.  Media Matters had weekly calls with the White  House.

The stage was set. The actors were in   place.

Their first joint target  was  Glenn Beck. While the White House claimed that Fox News wasn’t a “real” news  channel, Media Matters worked the back channels, coordinating  with Color of  Change to “expose Glenn Beck’s racist rhetoric in an effort  to educate  advertisers about the practices on his  show.”

Once again, it had impact: Beck’s advertisers began  dropping  out. Fox stuck with him anyway, and Beck, being a terrific  businessman, came up  with alternative revenue strategies. But that didn’t  stop the Obama  Administration.

Next, they moved into a joint attack on Rush  Limbaugh.  The Sandra Fluke affair was entirely coordinated from the first.  While Rush’s  comments on Fluke weren’t expected, they also weren’t  particularly controversial – leftists have routinely called conservative women  sluts. And Rush quickly  apologized for the comment. Nonetheless, the  President and his allies in the  501(c)3 world went into full attack mode,  with Media Matters leading the charge,  working covertly with third party  groups to lead astroturfed boycotts on Rush’s  advertising  base.

Now Obama is moving his  strategy  to the next level: he’s targeting major corporations for working  with political  groups of any stripe. This week, Democratic legislators  began calling for a  boycott of Coca-Cola over their funding of the  American Legislative Exchange  Council, which pushes for voter ID laws. The  Democratic Party, which courts  voter fraud, despises voter ID laws. Thus,  Coke entered the crosshairs. Lo and  behold, within five hours of the  boycott announcement, Coke  caved.

This is all fine and dandy under the First  Amendment,  of course. Private 501(c)3’s can lead boycotts. Government  officials can speak  on issues of public importance. But the Obama  Administration’s secret dealings  with such 501(c)3’s to impose  non-governmental sanctions on companies that  sponsor those with whom they  disagree doesn’t pass the smell or sight test. The  odor is rancid and the  transparency nonexistent.

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Five Devastating Numbers That Show  Obama's Incompetence

By John Hawkins 4/24/2012


Whether you've had some form of head trauma that has caused  you to like Barack Obama or like all good hearted people, you can't stand him,  his performance has objectively been terrible. Of course, we can debate WHY his  performance has been so bad. His supporters would probably blame Bush,  Republicans in Congress, ATM machines, fairy dust shortages and people  forgetting to click their heels together three times before saying, "There's no  place like home." On the other hand, people who haven't been drinking Barney  Frankosaurus brand Kool-Aid might note that if Obama is going to blame  Republicans for everything that happens while he's President, we might as well  just replace him with a Republican. Whatever the case may be, here are five  devastating numbers that show how poorly America has fared under Barack Obama's  watch.

1) 3 years and 2 months: "The National  Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months  in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush  presidency.

The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush  presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took  office."


Keep in mind that in 2008, when Obama was in full "hope,  change, and bullflop" mode, he actually called Bush "unpatriotic" for  adding so much to the debt which is kind of like being called a traitor by  Benedict Arnold.

2) $9.5 trillion: At a certain point, it does  get a little tedious to keep hammering home how much debt we're piling up, but  it's such an urgent problem that produces so little reaction, that it's nearly  impossible to do otherwise. It's almost like being chained to people in a house  that's burning down, but they're too busy camping out on the couch eating chips  and watching American Idol to bother to save themselves.

This country has already lost its AAA rating, we're 15  trillion dollars in debt, we have 100 trillion dollars in unfunded Social  Security and Medicare liabilities, and barring a major course correction, we're  going to default on our debts and start into a downward spiral that this nation  will not recover from in the lifetime of anyone reading this column. So what is  the Obama Administration doing to tackle an issue so serious that it makes every other problem we have pale  in significance?




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The Congressional Budget Office on Friday  released its analysis of President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and found it  does less to rein in deficits and the debt than the administration had  estimated. CBO estimates Obama's plan would produce 10 years of deficits  totaling $9.5 trillion. By 2021, it would increase the debt held by the public  to 87 percent of gross domestic product.


This is a "sit in the burning house until the roof falls in  and we all die" budget. If we add another $9.5 trillion to the debt over the  next 10 years, it will mean that generations of Americans will have to grow up  in dire poverty, wear sack cloth, and have to eat their dogs to make it through  the winter. On the upside, if American children do have to eat Fido, it may mean they'll grow up to be President  one day.

3) 1091 days: We're now up to 1,091 days  without a budget despite the fact that it's the most basic function of Congress  and it's required by law. There's a simple reason for this: Democrats don't want  to offend the general public by increasing spending or their base by cutting  spending; so they've decided to do nothing. This is kind of like a police  department full of officers who've decided that arresting people is too much of  a hassle; so they're going to sit in the station, eat doughnuts, drink coffee,  and play Angry Birds all day. Worse yet, when Republicans like Paul Ryan have  presented responsible budgets that don't go far enough, but are at least valiant  attempts to take the country in the right direction, they've been criticized by  Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. In other words, not only are the  Democrats not going to do their jobs, they don't want Paul Ryan trying to do  their jobs and to top it all off -- they then complain that the Republicans are  blocking THEM. What a perverse political world it is that we live in when the  Democrats have decided that their best chance of keeping their jobs is to refuse  to do their jobs and then blame the other side for their adamant refusal to  remove their own thumbs from their behinds.

4) $2,170: One of the great ironies of this  election is the still rabid support that black Americans have for Barack Obama.  This is kind of like Columbine High School throwing a "We Sure Do Miss You"  Memorial Rally for Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

When Mr. Obama was inaugurated black  unemployment was 12.6%. 36 months later, it is at a depression era level  15.8%.


* Black teenage unemployment is a jaw dropping 42.3  percent.

* In October 2010, blacks accounted for 22.6 percent of the  then 40.5 million Americans who received food stamp benefits each month. That  figure was projected to rise in 2011. Mark Rank of Washington University  suggests a whopping 90 percent of black children may eventually live in  households that need food stamps.

* In 2007, before Obama took office, white households had a  median net worth of $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households. By the  end of 2009, the median net worth for white households plummeted 24% to $97,860.  But for black households, it dropped 83% to $2,170. The  Chicago Sun-Times called it, “The Disappearing Black Middle Class.”



If a Republican President did the sort of damage to black  Americans that Barack Obama has, it would be called a hate crime.

5) 5 Million: The average unemployment rate  during George Bush's time in office was roughly 5.3% as compared to 8.2% today,  which is part of the longest streak of over 8% unemployment since the Great  Depression. However, because of the way the unemployment rate is calculated,  even those horrific numbers don't give you the full sense of the Mt. Krakatoa-like havoc  that Barack Obama has wreaked on the job market.

When the recession supposedly officially  ended in June, 2009, the labor force participation rate was still  65.7%.


In the latest, much celebrated unemployment report, the labor  force participation rate had plummeted to 63.7%, the most rapid decline in U.S.  history.  That means that under President Obama nearly 5 million Americans  have fled the workforce in hopeless despair.

The trick is that when those 5 million are not counted as in  the work force, they are not counted as unemployed either.  They may  desperately need and want jobs.  They may be in poverty, as many  undoubtedly are, with America suffering today more people in poverty than in the  entire half century the Census Bureau has been counting poverty.

In other words, there are 5 million Americans who not only  lost their jobs, but who became so discouraged trying to find a job that they  just gave up. That's definitely a "change," but the only "hope" at this point is  that Obama will be voted out of office so that those people will be able to get  back into the labor market.