Monday, April 29, 2013

A True Hero – Obama or Bush?

 Ellen Ratner the perilously liberal news analyst typically offering the left-wing views on Fox News Watch; on Thursday published an article titled "George W. Bush Has Saved More Lives Than Any American President" that is guaranteed to shock the heck out of you as it angers folks on her side of the aisle.

"George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa," she amazingly began. "Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice."

After discussing her knowledge of the problems on that continent, Ratner continued her praise of our 43rd president:

Back in early 2008, when I started my work in South Sudan--I have been working closely with Christian Solidarity International--everyone was excited about the possibility of Barack Obama becoming president. [...]

Indeed, after Obama won the U.S. election in November of 2008, many Africans, in South Sudan, and everywhere else, were proud to wear T-shirts with photos of President Obama on them. Yet now that Obama’s first term has drawn to a close, the positive buzz about Obama has dramatically shifted; the Obama excitement, and the T-shirts; have disappeared for the most part.

In fact, South Sudanese today are thinking more about another U.S. president: that would be Obama’s predecessor, Bush 43. As a liberal Democrat and Obama supporter, I was particularly struck by this. Yes, Bush is a hero in Africa, and Americans, too, should know why.

No American president, before or since, has had Bush’s vision and determination to save so many millions of lives.

As you likely surmised, Ratner was referring to Bush's African AIDS program (PEPFAR- President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

"Five million children, women and men have received antiretroviral treatment under PEPFAR," Ratner wrote. "In 2010 alone, 600,000 pregnant mothers received treatment so their newborn children would not be infected. Yes, millions of people live productive, healthy lives due to Bush 43."

After discussing a new program the Bush's are working on to fight cervical cancer, Ratner concluded, "This liberal commentator thanks president and Mrs. Bush every single day for their amazing and tireless work for humanity. They are wonderful role models for future leaders around the world. I wish more leaders would follow the shining example of George W. and Laura Bush."

What about Barack Obama? Has he set an example we should follow in caring for the poor and the ill?

If President Obama really cares for poor – why has he never lifted a finger to help the poor in his own family?

Here is a telling personal peculiarity about Obama: some of his closest relatives are living in desperate poverty, yet he refuses to help them in any way. His father’s sister is Hawa Auma - this is how she describes herself: “I am the daughter of Hussein Onyango Obama and the sister of Barack Obama senior and the aunt of the President.”

Hawa Auma is a widow in her seventies, and you can find her on the streets of a small town in Kenya called Oyugis. There she sells charcoal by the side of the road, making barely enough to live on. She says she would like to get her teeth fixed, but she doesn’t have the money. 1

Then there is George Obama, the president’s half-brother. George is the eighth and youngest child of Barack Obama Sr., a son he conceived with his fourth wife, Jael Otieno. Author and speaker Dinesh D'Souza first encountered George during the 2008 presidential campaign when he came across an article in a London newspaper saying that “George Obama, Barack Obama’s long-lost brother, was tracked down living in a hut on the outskirts of Nairobi.” In the article, George was quoted saying that he lived on a few dollars a day. He was reluctant to use the name Obama. “If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.” A subsequent report on CNN showed George’s six-by-ten-foot hut in the Huruma slums of Nairobi. One of George’s neighbors, Emelda Negei, told CNN, “I would like Obama to visit his brother to see how he is living, to improve his way of life.” But Obama never has, nor has he provided a penny to help George. 2

Finally, there is the case of the Barack Obama Schools in the Kenyan village of Kogelo, where Obama’s father grew up. Obama visited Kogelo as a U.S. senator in 2006, and he was given a hero’s welcome. There are two schools in Kogelo, and both were renamed after him: Senator Obama Primary School and Senator Obama Secondary School. One third of the students there are orphans. Obama toured the secondary school and saw its dilapidated classrooms that lacked electricity, sanitation, and running water. He told the people gathered there, including the Kenyan president, local politicians, and the press, “Hopefully I can provide some assistance in the future to this school.” Later he assured Principal Yuanita Obiero, “I have said I will assist the school and I will do so.”

Two years later, in July 2008, Obiero told the London Evening Standard, “Obama has not honored the promises he gave me. He has not given us even one shilling. But we still have hope.” 3

Dinesh D'Souza visited the school in mid-2012 and was told that Obama has yet to contribute anything to help. One local resident told him, “We have completely given up hoping that he is going to do anything for us.”

Most of the American press simply refuses to report this kind of information about President Obama. This is bizarre in itself, because the stories are both interesting and relevant. Obama’s own conduct in these situations is odd, not only because Obama is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world—it would take so little for him to help—but also because his entire political agenda seems to be based on asking people who are well off to pay more to assist those who are not so well off. Obama wants to force the rich to pay more taxes in order to benefit the poor and the middle class (or so he says). Yet in situations where Obama is in a direct position to contribute and one would think has every reason and the motivation to contribute, because many of these are his own family; where even a little assistance would go a long way. Yet - he doesn’t provide any assistance whatsoever.

QUESTION – Is it plausible that George W. Bush is not the evil villain that the liberal media has claimed he is?

With regard to Barack Obama and his speeches that are packed with continual moral rhetoric – is it possible that he is using Projection?

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1. Peter Firstbrook, The Obamas (Crown Publishers, 2010), p. 169; Sally Jacobs, The Other Barack (Public Affairs, 2011), p. 25.

2 Nick Pisa, “Barack Obama’s ‘lost’ brother found in Kenya,” London Telegraph, August 20, 2008,;
David McKenzie, “Behind the Scenes: Meet George Obama,” CNN, August 22, 2008,

3   David Cohen, “Barack Obama’s Broken Promise to African Village,” London Evening Standard, July 25, 2008.

Excerpt from - Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream by D'Souza, Dinesh (2012-08-13). Perseus Books Group.

Psychological projection - was first conceptualized by Sigmund Freud as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world instead. … Theoretically, projection and the related projective identification reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted unconscious impulses or desires through displacement.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The So Wise Liberal Media Talking Heads & Their Comments on the Boston Bombing.

After more than 20 years of paying close attention to the Liberal Progressive talking heads and their silly theories; I did initially think that one or two of them might say something oober stupid about the Boston Bombing.

Is it just me; or does it seem that in the most recent years – the idiot talking heads in the liberal media are more emboldened? The comments shared below are just the tip of iceberg.

News Flash to the MSMS Talking Heads! We are not interested in looking for scape goats or finding ways to politicizing a terrible situation such as the Boston Terror Bombing in order to win an argument. We do not see every situation through a prism of color, race or some twisted ideal of political correctness.

Our principles are simple – honesty, integrity, hard-work, ethics, individual freedom, liberty, common respect. We suggest to holding everyone to the same standards regardless of who they are and where they are from. We are interested in truth, finding the truth – calling out evil tyrants regardless of what color their skin is; where they worship; what political party or candidate they support; or even whether or not they are foreign or domestic.

Here is the proof!

Just hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right." He then reconsidered and suggested, "...That’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that."

See Video in this Link - During live coverage, the Hardball host highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy's presidential library and thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party.

On a day in which the Senate's vote on gun control legislation vied for media attention with new developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell drew a direct link between the two stories by blaming the National Rifle Association for complicating the FBI's efforts "to find the murderer who planted the bombs here in Boston."

While so many others have been sending their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the Boston Marathon Massacre Monday, filmmaker Michael Moore instead decided to place the blame for the bombings on his favorite target – the Tea Party.

Sirota writes… That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being. … However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen told host Jake Tapper on Monday that the explosions in Boston could be the work of Al Qaeda terrorists as much as they could be part of a planned assault by “right-wing extremists.” Bergen said he was reminded of the Oklahoma City bombing, and that terrorism on the right could not be ruled out.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

So Much for Their Fair Share!

Obama - Do as I say, not as I do.

When Obama speaks - does what he says matter?

Apparently Obama thinks the rules don’t apply to his staffers. If 40 average Americans owed more than $300,000 to the IRS, they would be in a lot of trouble. If our President really believed that “America succeeds when everyone plays by the same rules,” he would insist that all his employees pay their taxes in full and on time.

Obama has once again put his political allies above the law. The American people need to stand up and demand a level playing field.

President Obama tends to be very vague when he talks about the “fair share” everyone should pay in taxes. I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that White House staffers should at least pay something.

A new report from the Internal Revenue Service has just revealed that 40 of Obama’s White House aides owe their employer, the federal government, a total of $333,485 in back taxes.

This is the third straight year that the chief executive of the United States has been unable to get his own staff members to keep up with a citizen’s legal income tax obligations - to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes owed. All this while Obama has made continual rhetorical speeches about corporations and the wealthy paying their fair share!

In its previous report the annual IRS audit accounting found that 36 of the Democrat’s White House aides owed $833,000 in back taxes. The year before it was 41 Obama staff members owing $830,000. In the past year Obama’s teleprompter has been on automatic pilot with oft-repeated demands that Americans and profitable corporate giants pay their fair share of taxes.

Because, as you may have heard him claim, Obama so wants to protect the middle class and we really need to pay down the national debt that he’s done so much to grow by 60% to $16.6 trillion in just the first 1,511 days he’s been spending.

“America succeeds when everyone does their fair share,” Obama asserted in more than one speech, “when everyone plays by the same rules.”


Dictionary definition of a hypocrite
hyp·o·crite (noun)
1.  A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2.  A person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Does he fit the definition? If you are still not sure – visit my previous post…

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