Aug 042012
 

The Media Hide The Truth From The Public

Media BiasOne of the most remarkable things that distinguished Election 2008 from all other presidential elections was the media’s blatant policy of hiding the real history and past associations of a presidential candidate.

It is undeniable that if a Republican presidential candidate had even one association with a radical right-wing activist, he or she would not have become the Republican nominee. First, the Republican Party would not have allowed it and, second, the media would have launched a relentless campaign to destroy him or her, politically.

Yet, not only did the Democratic Party nominate a man who for over twenty years almost exclusively surrounded himself with extreme anti-American, radical activists, the American media were as determined to hide this truth from us as they would have been determined to reveal such associations if the candidate were a Republican. We may as well be living in a fascist country in which the media is strictly controlled by the political party in power. The result is the same.

For all who may object to this line of criticism, I can only wonder why. It is fact, not speculation that the media hide Obama associations along with virtually anything negative that could harm his presidency or his bid for reelection. If you think it is unfair or harmful in some way to report all the facts, then I suggest that you do not understand how our political system works. The health of our nation depends on an informed citizenry. Beginning with George Washington, our founders as well many leaders since then have warned of the consequences of an uninformed public. Politicians can manipulate ignorant people but not well informed people.

So the critical importance of an honest, professional media cannot be overstated. We depend on them to honestly and objectively inform us, yet to our detriment, far too many of them are nothing more than agenda-driven propagandists. All Americans should be outraged by this because their dishonesty endangers us all. It cuts into the very fabric of our constitutional republic and weakens the foundational principles upon which the survival of our nation depends. Today, they may favor the Left, yet tomorrow they may lean Right, so do you see the problem?

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Aug 032012
 

Why Does Obama Hide His Records?Who is this man?

It is unprecedented

The Obama school records are still sealed! So are his health records. Most if not all presidential candidates and presidents—directly or indirectly—make their school and health records available to the American people. Bush did, Kerry did, Gore did, and so on. Yet Barack Obama—a candidate and a president who has repeatedly told us how transparent he is—absolutely refuses to release his records. So the obvious question is: What Is President Obama Hiding?

Many have tried and all have failed.

Media reporters, journalists, political organizations, and more, have followed every lead and procedure in pursuit of Mr. Obama’s school and health records without success. His records are either missing entirely or they have been sealed by Obama’s lawyers. In either case, the result is the same: Our president does not want you to see them.

Let’s take a look …

Obama’s High School Records and SAT Scores

Barack Obama attended one of the best private high schools in Honolulu, Punahou School. He has refused to release a single transcript or his SAT scores to the public. Many citizens and media people have tried to get them and all have failed.

Financial aid and scholarship money

Candidate and President Obama has refused to release his financial aid and scholarship records for both Punahou School and Occidental College. His refusal has created an ongoing controversy, which suggests that Obama may have enrolled at Occidental College as a foreigner as opposed to a U.S. citizen in order to receive foreign student aid.

World Net Daily reports:

“In a legal action, handled largely by Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, officials at Occidental College were served with a demand to produce records concerning Barack Obama’s attendance there during the 1980s because they could document whether he was attending as a foreign national.”

When Mr. Kreep petitioned Occidental demanding the Obama records, Obama’s lawyers managed to have the petition thrown out. Hence, Obama’s Occidental College transcripts and financial records remain sealed. Then in 1991 when Obama’s literary agent published a booklet that listed Obama as having been “… born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii” the “foreign national” controversy was reignited. No wonder!

Obama’s Columbia University records plus thesis

Twenty year old Barack Obama transferred to Columbia University from Occidental College in 1981. Once again, many tried and all failed to obtain Obama’s records. As always, they were (and are) sealed. Here’s what the New York Sun had to say in September of 2008:

“The Obama campaign has refused to release his college transcript, despite an academic career that led him to Harvard Law School and, later, to a lecturing position at the University of Chicago. The shroud surrounding his experience at Columbia contrasts with that of other major party nominees since 2000, all whom have eventually released information about their college performance or seen it leaked to the public.”

  • Obama’s thesis on “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament” was and remains sealed.
  • Obama’s Harvard Law School Records were and remain sealed.
  • Obama’s LSAT scores were and remain sealed.

Obama’s Scholarly Articles at the University of Chicago

No scholarly articles by Barack Obama have been found even though he lectured at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

Obama’s Medical Records

Candidate Obama—now President Obama—has refused to release his medical records. In doing so he has broken a very long standing practice of presidential candidates and presidents. It’s simple: They release their medical records—that is, until now.

Obama’s Passport

A clear, fully visible passport of Barack Obama is yet to be released. An unclear, blurry version of it was released on the White House website in 2010.

President Obama's Passport Photo

See the passport article at Politico.com

The most amazing thing of all

Of course it is remarkable on its face that our president blatantly hides these very common documents from us. But the most amazing thing of all is that he gets away with it! Millions of American citizens are so taken in by this man that they are in complete denial of the import and magnitude of his arrogance and his complete disregard for we the people. While he, essentially, says “Screw you.” – his followers say, “Oh what’s the big deal?” It is not only unprecedented, it is a sad commentary on our culture. Where are the grownups? Where is the Great Generation? We are in dangerous waters.

This story also points up the unusually high levels of political ignorance in America today. Many reliable post Election 2008 polls found that millions of Obama voters knew virtually nothing about our history, our system of government, our leaders, or current affairs in general. Of course that explains a lot. It was our first “American Idol Presidential Contest.” Now, three years and seven months later we are on the verge of economic collapse. Yet, ignorance is still alive and well. Far too many among us still don’t realize how alarming our situation is. For them, I will say this only once: Another four years of Barack Obama will most likely destroy the United States of America as we have known it for 236 years. Do you think that is hyperbole? Crazy? I wish it was but the state of our economy, debt, culture, political corruption, and lack of real leadership tells a different story. Barack Obama should never have been elected and the last four years of his presidency should convince all non-radical, informed voters that he must not be elected again.

See, “How Obama Got Elected

Do not listen to the far left propaganda when they tell you that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. This is not a racial issue. I have fought against bigotry in all forms my entire life! This is an ideological issue. It is between what our founders designed—what has made us the most fair and the most successful nation in world history—a constitutional, small federal government republic, versus a big central government made up of powerful politicians who think they know more than we the people. It is an old story. It is exactly what our founders fought against. It is simple: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The more power we give our politicians, the more corrupt they will become. Believe it because history has proven it over and over again and Barack Obama is at the very least a big government politician. To think otherwise is naïve.

Final thoughts …

All Americans should demand the release of Barack Obama’s records. Whether some of you like to hear it or not, Barack Obama has a long history of deception—including his refusal to release his school and health records. You can find countless examples of it here on this website and we have not even scratched the surface. It is not hype. It is all well documented. Make no mistake, ignorance is our most dangerous enemy. I fully understand how hard it can be to accept the truth, but if we really care about our great country, we must face up to every truth about every one of our leaders and there is no better place to start than with our president.

Here is what the Washington Times had to say.

Final final thoughts …

People hide information about themselves because they don’t want others to know it. The reasons for their secrecy cannot be known for certain without having access to the information. If the reputation and character of the secretive person is important to other people, the mere fact of the secrecy becomes important. Moreover, the perceived significance of the hidden information grows the longer the information remains hidden. People then assume that the hidden information must be damaging or else it would be released.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Senator John Kerry, the Democrat nominee, refused to release his college transcripts. His reasons for the secrecy became clear six months after he lost the election when, under continuing pressure, he finally released them.

Here’s the story:

The media and the Kerry campaign created a narrative that portrayed Kerry as a smart intellectual and his opponent, George W. Bush, as someone less than that—even dumb. It was an old Liberal, Saul Alinsky strategy: Attack the competency or character of your opponent instead of debating the issues. They had, unsuccessfully, used the same strategy against Ronald Reagan. It would fail against Bush as well. Even worse for Kerry, when his transcripts were made public six months after the election, they revealed that the “brilliant” John Kerry received four D’s in his freshman year alone, including (of all things) in his political science course! Yet Bush had received just one D during his four years at Yale and it was in Astronomy. Kerry’s response to inquiring reporters was, “I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction.” Right.

Yet, amazingly, Al Gore used the same strategy when he ran against Bush and, once again, it backfired. When Gore’s transcripts were released, it became painfully apparent to the Liberal intelligentsia that Bush had also outscored Gore! What did my mother used to say? Oh, yeah, “Some people never learn.”

NOTE: Obama supporters like to point out that, technically, the school records are not “sealed.” Apparently no court of law has officially sealed them. Of course this does not change the fact that the records are still confidential and unavailable to the public. Also, according to one source Mr. Obama did release a summary of his medical records in which his personal physician “… pronounced him to be in “excellent health …”

ANOTHER NOTE: I said earlier that George W. Bush had released his college records but according to reliable sources Mr. Bush did not release them; instead someone from within Yale University leaked them.

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Jul 282012
 

Don't re-elect ObamaWe really, honestly cannot afford to reelect Barack Obama!

After just 3 years and 7 months of Obamanomics we are on the verge of economic collapse. That’s not hyperbole my friends; it is the unavoidable truth. Forget about what he inherited. Reagan inherited a similar situation and he turned it into the longest peace-time continuous period of economic growth in U.S. history. Obamanomics has failed on a scale reminiscent of the 1930’s and if we don’t grow up, face the facts, and make some seriously mature decisions, America may never recover. (See Obama Economic Record)

I think it instructive to read the following. It was written as a cautionary tale during the 2008 Presidential Election.

Originally posted during the 2008 election campaign.

A worrisome opinion on our Presidential Election 2008:

So America, are we really going to do something incredibly self-destructive, like elect a radical politician from Chicago who is probably the least qualified presidential candidate ever?

Please forgive me for being just a tiny little bit concerned and for thinking that this would be the most irresponsible thing we could possibly do. In fact, it concerns me so much that I asked as many Barack Obama supporters as I could find to tell me why they would vote for him. Here is what they told me:

  • “He has a good voice.” Someone actually told me that!
  • “He’s a great speaker.” He almost always uses a teleprompter to deliver carefully constructed speeches.
  • “He is a good debater.” So why don’t we just have an “American Idol Debater Contest” and the winner gets to be Commander-In-Chief of the most powerful military force in the history of the world? Forget about silly things like experience and other foolish qualifications.
  • “I like what he says.” Since he has no record of significant accomplishment, why should we believe he will or can keep any promises he makes? (See: Obama’s Broken Promises. Now there is a record.)
  • “He’s black and it would be really good to have a black president.” Yes, it would be great, but how about a black president who is actually qualified to be president? There are many such men and women in our country right now, but Barack Obama is not one of them.

Look, I want to know as much about the candidates as I can. Yet, what every Obama supporter I spoke with left out was, “He is the most qualified candidate.” No one even mentioned it! So I asked some more questions:

  • Does it matter that he has not even finished his first term in the senate? (Answer: No.)
  • Does it matter that he has missed 306 votes and has spent most of his time in the senate running for president? (Answer: No.)
  • Do you care about his very real history of radical associations? (Answer: No.)
  • Does it matter that both Hillary Clinton and his running mate, Joe Biden, said that he is not qualified to be the President of the United States? (Answer: No.)

You get the idea. So what is going on here? Well, apparently, we have become an “American Idol” nation. (See: How Obama Got Elected.) Too many of us are acting like characters in a Hollywood movie instead of responsible citizens of the most precious nation in world history.

This is not complicated, folks. One candidate is eminently qualified to be president and the other is seriously unqualified. One candidate has spent most of his life fighting for political reform. The other candidate has no such record and has spent most of his short time in the senate making grandiose speeches full of promises in order to persuade you to make him the most powerful man in the world.

Come on America, we are not in a Hollywood movie and this is not an “American Idol” contest. Let’s get serious. Are we really going to do something incredibly self-destructive in presidential election 2008, like elect the least qualified presidential candidate ever?

That was then. Let’s get it right this time!

May 082012
 

Obama may hold the record for presidential dishonesty!

Pinocchio Obama

By MacPundit

ANOTHER UPDATE: (Add this one to the one below.) On November 11, 2013 I devoted an entire post to President Obama's most publicly noticed lie. It is of course his declaration that "If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it." He repeated it at least forty times. It is his most publicly noticed lie because, contrary to what he said, over 5 million Americans have thus far lost the healthcare plans they liked and wanted to keep.

UPDATE: When this article was originally posted in May, 2012, there was enough information available to classify President Obama as the most dishonest president in U.S. history. Since then, however, his dishonesty has become so rampant that many who might have been reluctant to speak out, now are. Even worse for the president, many are now convinced that he is a pathological liar. In fact this website alone now has an entire category within which are many articles that document Mr. Obama's deceit. You can see a list at the end of this article.

Politicians and journalists don't like to use the "lie" word. Instead, they use words like "misspoke" or "disingenuous" or "inaccurate" in order to avoid calling someone a liar. And that is appropriate and fair sometimes because we can't always be sure if someone is being intentionally dishonest. But sometimes people do lie, intentionally. We all know this is true. So when the President of the United States tells well-documented falsehoods and persistently repeats them, it would be foolish and naive to think he is simply making honest mistakes time after time, speech after speech. After all, the president has a huge staff who are constantly fact checking for him. So I'm calling it like I see it.

President Obama is a very convincing speaker but he begs the question: Is Obama the most dishonest president in history? The shocking truth is that he tells lies in virtually every speech he makes.  It is hard to keep up with his lies because he adds new ones almost daily! Of course that may be part of his strategy—to overwhelm us with them so we don't have time to keep up. This is not a Republican or Democrat problem; it is a very serious problem for all Americans.

Below are 65 well documented lies. Even worse, he continues to repeat many of them as though he thinks no one is listening. The first 13 can be found in Barack Obama's best-selling book, Dreams From My Father. Some of the others go back to the Obama – McCain 2008 election campaign. He's been lying for a very long time.

THE LIES

  1. He claimed his white grandfather Dunham, who was a communist sympathizer, signed up for duty "the day after Pearl Harbor." Well, he did at least sign up—six months later.
  2. He has repeatedly claimed the same grandfather "fought in Patton's army." But his grandfather was a clerk and never saw combat.
  3. He claimed his father "fought when he got back to Kenya against tribalism and nepotism, but ultimately was blackballed from the government." In fact his father fought against capitalism and lost his job when he advocated for communism.
  4. He has said many times that his late mother's health insurer refused "to pay for her treatment" for cancer while citing a "pre-existing condition." But the health insurer, Cigna, actually paid all her hospital bills and never denied payment.
  5. He claimed that he and a black high school friend named "Ray" were ostracized in Honolulu. But the friend, Keith Kakugawa, was half-Japanese, and they did not experience discrimination.
  6. He claimed the father of his Indonesian stepfather was killed by Dutch soldiers while fighting for Indonesian independence, when in fact the story turns out to be "a concocted myth in almost all respects," Washington Post editor and biographer David Maraniss reported.
  7. He claimed his parents decided to marry during the excitement of the Selma civil-rights march of 1965, which gave him "a claim on Selma." The problem is, his parents were married several years before the Selma march. (See The Obama Fairy Tale)
  8. He claimed his father was able to study in the U.S. because of President Kennedy's efforts to bring "young Africans over to America." The truth: The Kenyan airlift that brought his father here was in 1959 when Eisenhower was president.
  9. He actually submitted a phony biography to his book publicist, which claimed that he was "born in Kenya." (Of course later when some people questioned if he was born in the U.S., he came up with a birth certificate from Hawaii. So which is it? Either way, he lied.
  10. He denied that he was ever a member of the socialist New Party. But a roster of members of the Chicago chapter clearly lists him as having joined on Jan. 11, 1996.
  11. He claimed that Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were merely casual acquaintances. In fact they were neighbors and they held a fundraiser for him in their living room to help launch his political career. Later, they hosted a barbecue for then Senator Obama in their backyard. He also served on a board of directors with Bill Ayers and worked with him on various projects. (See Obama Lied About Bill Ayers)
  12. After having attended the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright for 20 years, Obama claimed he never heard the Reverend spew anti-American invectives during that entire time. But apparently he forgot he said he was moved to tears hearing Wright in a sermon condemn "white folks" and the U.S. for bombing other countries. In fact, he named his second book after that very same sermon.
  13. He claimed he got into a "big fight" with a white girlfriend named Genevieve Cook. He said after they had seen a black play together, she asked "why black people were so angry all the time." When interviewed and asked about it, she said she never saw the play or made the remark.
  14. "Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double." – FALSE!
  15. If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it "would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." – FALSE!
  16. "For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs." – FALSE!
  17. "Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich all say they would cut foreign aid to Israel — and every other country — to zero." – FALSE!
  18. "What I have done — and this is unprecedented … is I've said to each agency … 'look at regulations that are already on the books and if they don't make sense, let's get rid of them.'" – FALSE!
  19. "If you actually took the number of Muslims [sic] Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." – FALSE!
  20. "Preventive care … saves money, for families, for businesses, for government, for everybody." – FALSE!
  21. "Thirty million Americans, including a lot of people in Florida, are going to be able to get healthcare next year because of that law." – FALSE!
  22. "I made a bunch of these promises during the campaign. … We've got about 60 percent done in three years." – FALSE! (See Obama's Broken Promises)
  23. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has "doubled our exports." – FALSE!
  24. The president’s proposed budget "will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president." – FALSE! (See Obama Economic Record)
  25. Under the White House’s budget proposal, "we will not be adding more to the national debt" by the middle of the decade. – FALSE!
  26. Twelve judges have thrown out legal challenges to the health care law because they rejected "the notion that the health care law was unconstitutional." – FALSE!
  27. "I didn't raise taxes once." – FALSE!
  28. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt started Social Security, "it only affected widows and orphans," and when Medicare began, "it was a small program." – FALSE!
  29. The Bush administration had been "giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return." – FALSE!
  30. "The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.'' –FALSE!
  31. "We've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs." – FALSE!
  32. When Obama was interviewed by American reporters in Asia, "Not one of them asked me about Asia. Not one of them asked me about the economy." – FALSE!
  33. Insurers delayed an Illinois man's treatment, "and he died because of it." – FALSE!
  34. Health reform will "give every American the same opportunity" to buy health insurance the way members of Congress do. – FALSE!
  35. Preventive care "saves money." – FALSE!
  36. “No earmarks in spending bill” – FALSE!
  37. "If we went back to the obesity rates that existed back in the 1980s, the Medicare system over several years could save as much as a trillion dollars." – FALSE!
  38. "I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter." – FALSE!
  39. Stimulus tax cuts "began showing up in paychecks of 4.8 million Indiana households about three months ago." – FALSE!
  40. Health insurance companies are "making record profits, right now." – FALSE!
  41. "There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jump-start the economy." – FALSE!He lied about John McCain …
  42. "Senator McCain would pay for part of his (health care) plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare — $882-billion worth." – FALSE!
  43. "The centerpiece of Senator McCain's education policy is to increase the voucher program in D.C. by 2,000 slots." – FALSE!
  44. Under John McCain's health care plan, people get a $5,000 tax credit to buy a $12,000 health care policy, and "that's a loss for you." – FALSE!
  45. Obama ad wrong about McCain abortion charge: John McCain accused "of letting infants die." – FALSE!
  46. "Oil companies …currently have 68-million acres that they're not using." – FALSE!
  47. Obama ad distorted McCain's stem cell position: McCain "has opposed stem cell research." – FALSE!
  48. "But if my opponent had his way, the millions of Floridians who rely on it would've had their Social Security tied up in the stock market this week." – FALSE!
  49. "The fact is that although we have had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years, abortions have not gone down.'' – FALSE!
  50. Oil companies "haven't touched" 68 million acres where they already have rights to drill. – FALSE!
  51. Fully inflating tires is "a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent." – FALSE!
  52. John McCain refuses to support a new bipartisan energy bill "because it would take away tax breaks from oil companies like Exxon Mobil." – FALSE!
  53. The U.S. government spends less on energy innovation "than the pet food industry invests in its own products." – FALSE!
  54. "Our National Guard, as we saw in the Midwest flooding, can't function as effectively as it could. I was talking to National Guard representatives. Fifteen of their 17 helicopters in this region were overseas during the flooding." – FALSE!
  55. "I think we came down here (to Florida) one time … but we weren't actively fundraising here." – FALSE!
  56. "I have never said that I don't wear flag pins or refuse to wear flag pins." – FALSE!
  57. "He's promising four more years of an administration that will push for the privatization of Social Security…" – FALSE!
  58. "We are bogged down in a war that John McCain now suggests might go on for another 100 years." – FALSE! And he lied about Hillary Clinton …
  59. "Hillary Clinton believed NAFTA was a 'boon' to our economy." – FALSE!
  60. "As has been noted by many observers, including Bill Clinton's former secretary of labor, my plan does more than anybody to reduce costs." – FALSE!
  61. "She (Hillary Clinton) said, you know, 'I voted for it, but I hoped it wouldn't pass.' That was a quote on live TV." – FALSE!
  62. "I know that Hillary on occasion has said — just last year said this (NAFTA) was a boon to the economy." – FALSE!
  63. "If we went back to the obesity rates that existed in 1980, that would save the Medicare system a trillion dollars." – FALSE!
  64. "Right now, an employer has more of a chance of getting hit by lightning than be prosecuted for hiring an undocumented worker. That has to change." – FALSE!
  65. If African-Americans vote their percentage of the population in 2008, "Mississippi is suddenly a Democratic state." – FALSE!

As noted earlier, it is hard to keep up with President Obama's lies because he adds new ones almost daily! Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, I am sure you agree that this is not only shameful, it is a reflection on our nation. Our president doesn't limit himself to occasional little white lies, he tells some real whoppers! Must we spend our valuable time fact checking our own president? Yet if we don't, how can we know when he is telling us the truth? What does this teach our children?

Right now as this is being written our president is telling the world that the Republicans are waging a war against women, young people, the middle class, and others. Yet every single one of those charges are false – not just a little false – but absolutely FALSE!. He knows it and everyone who is paying attention knows it, yet he keeps right on saying them.

So how does he get away with it? First, the media are not telling us the truth about President Obama. Most of them are Democrats and they protect him. They put their political party above the truth, which means they put their self interests before the welfare of our country – before our welfare.

Sadly, this only scratches the surface. By any normal and fair standard it is not an exaggeration to say that  President Obama's presidency has been a national disaster. Our national debt, which if not dealt with quickly will inevitably destroy us. Yet, President Obama is not dealing with it. In fact, he is making it worse, much worse, and we are running out of time. Check back here for another article on that.

But for now, please consider carefully what you have read here. If you have any doubts about its accuracy, you are urged to do your own research. It is not that difficult. It is amazing how quickly one can find honest information through Google. Just be sure that you choose unbiased sources. However if you agree with what you read here, for the good of our country and for your own good, forward this to everyone you can. Our nation is in deep trouble and our future depends on each and everyone of us.