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New Obama Scandal Erupts: Trump Targeted
American Spectator ^ | August 25, 2013 | Jeffery Lord

Posted on 08/26/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by opentalk

... Now here’s a curious development.

A very curious development that shows exactly how the Obama Chicago hardballers and their state run media allies play the game.

On Saturday, up pops a story from the Associated Press that is promptly run by Politico.

The headline?

N.Y. sues ‘Trump University’

The story’s key graphs read — and I have put the relevant parts in bold print:

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

...What’s missing from this gem of a story that typifies the Obama-loving media?

This…buried in an earlier-in-the-week news story from the Wall Street Journal about President Obama’s about-to-take-place tour of New York State colleges. Say again…that word would be colleges.

Wrote the WSJ, again, bold print provided:

Later Thursday, before he is scheduled to speak in Syracuse, Mr. Obama will meet privately with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to an aide in the attorney general’s office.

... Did they really think no one would notice that the Democrat who is Attorney General of New York meets privately on a Thursday with the President of the United States whose administration has been caught red-handed manipulating the IRS for political purposes–and three days later the AG sues Obama’s famous arch critic Donald Trump? In the very week the Times says Obama’s mission is to shame colleges over their costs?

And the suit is over Trump University?

(Excerpt) Read more at m.spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: eligibility; enemieslist; irstactics; lawsuit; ny; obama; politicalpunishmemt; schneiderman; trump; trumpu

1 posted on 08/26/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Police powers are just another political weapon for Obama.


2 posted on 08/26/2013 10:54:51 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: opentalk

Sad....I hear people with degrees in Queer Studies can’t get jobs either after taking out loans from ObamaStash.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 10:56:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: opentalk

Trump must really be confident he’s in the right on this one, he went nuclear on the Attorney General that brought these charges this morning on Fox, essentially accusing the AG of corruption and trying to extort money from him and his companies.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 11:01:13 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Jewbacca

Birther talk payback... but Trump isn’t exactly one who normally slinks away at such tactics.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 11:01:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: opentalk
Government is a protection racket.
We elected Chicago gangsters. They act like gangsters. Should we be surprised?

Nice store you have here -- would be a shame if something were to happen to it.

6 posted on 08/26/2013 11:02:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: opentalk

You can be targeted all day as long as you did nothing wrong. Hopefully Trump is clean and runs a legitimate school. If not then he needs to clean it up.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 11:04:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: opentalk

If Trump U is guilty, all universities are guilty. Encouraging kids to take on debt to get diplomas in uselessness only to end up in a part time service job. Colleges claim that kids need college degrees to get good jobs. Plenty of studies, advertisement, brochures, etc etc are available as exhibit A thru Z in a civil trial. Well American Univ, after getting the kids paying for your 4 year product, where are the good jobs man??!!!!


8 posted on 08/26/2013 11:08:20 AM PDT by Fee
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To: opentalk; Jewbacca; SunkenCiv

I’m taking Trump’s side on this one. Here in Kentucky the economy is so depressed that employers aren’t interested in hiring people with college degrees. I found that out the hard way, when the recession drove the high-tech jobs away, and I got laid off. On the other hand, if I wanted to become a tobacco farmer or a stable hand, I probably would have found work quickly. So why does Obama bother promoting college, when the degrees are for jobs that no longer exist?


9 posted on 08/26/2013 11:08:30 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: opentalk
Time to Trump Obama. Can't say I'm optimistic, though there are two things I would get behind: Donald Trump and Mark Levin. The Donald is a great competitor. Mark has a plan I think has a home for the Tea Party. All the stuff in Washington now, on either side is just more of the same Democrat lawlessness combined with Republican collaboration. The media perpetuate the idea that what happens in Washington is important to our future, but it is not. What happens to remove power from Washington is important to our future.
10 posted on 08/26/2013 11:10:47 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: opentalk

Democrat New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes a lesson from Jesse Jackson and tries to extort money from Donald Trump.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 11:13:14 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: massgopguy

I don’t think it’s sad at all. I find it hysterical. I remember the rat-bastids taking their underwater basket weaving classes partying all night while I had to break apart differential equations and physics problems. They laughed at me, but I knew better.

I have no sympathy for them as they try to pay off six-figure college loans working at McDonald’s.


12 posted on 08/26/2013 11:13:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: opentalk
First they came for the Jews..etc.....etc...etc....

This dictatorial behavior MUST BE STOPPED!!!!

13 posted on 08/26/2013 11:14:43 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: massgopguy

The written and oral exams weren’t what they were cracked up to be.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 11:19:41 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: opentalk
a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

Great precedent. If the states attorneys-general go out and sue every phony university that steers students into expensive and mostly useless seminars, we can balance the budget and solve the "education crisis" in one swoop!

15 posted on 08/26/2013 11:20:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: napscoordinator
You can be targeted all day as long as you did nothing wrong.

George Zimmerman did nothing wrong.
George Zimmerman was targeted.
I don't think too many people would want to switch places with George Zimmerman.

Trump is certainly better positioned to weather this storm than just about anyone else, but the notion that (not directly quoting you) "if you did nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear" is just false.

16 posted on 08/26/2013 11:21:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

George Zimmerman did nothing wrong.

You proved my point beautifully. If you have nothing to hide and did nothing wrong then you are going to make it out unscathed. Zimmerman went through a trial and was found not guilty. He had nothing to hide and did nothing wrong. Thank you so much for your post and adding to my point.


17 posted on 08/26/2013 11:31:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Unscathed? You think so? Everything is Happy, Happy in George's world?
18 posted on 08/26/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
a phony “Trump University”

Is Trump University accredited? If not then he needs to move in the direction of getting accredited. He should have done this before offering the very first class. Anybody going to a non accredited school is not very intelligent to begin with.

19 posted on 08/26/2013 11:34:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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20 posted on 08/26/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t know about George but his brother is making out pretty good. He is on Fox News quite a bit and has other speaking engagements. George needs to get some assistance from his brother on making lemonade out of lemons.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: opentalk

I don’t trust trump either.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 12:28:37 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: opentalk

You cannot guarantee success no matter what school you attend. I have a cousin with a PHD who works at a pizza hut. Not putting down pizza workers of course.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 1:18:14 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: rwoodward

I know a young man who has a MS in microbiology who is working as a janitor in a small town Middle School. I think he’s uninterested in relocating to where he would need to in order to work in that field.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 1:39:49 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Berosus; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Berosus.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 8:44:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Marylander

Trump and Levin. Those two teaming up would make an interesting combination.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 8:54:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: napscoordinator

Targeting political adversaries is not what a state’s AG’s office is for. It’s not what our judicial system is for. It’s abuse of office, authority, taxpayer funds.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 9:13:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: napscoordinator
The stress of arrest and trial and threat of possible conviction were punishment enough. There was the financial burden of defending himself. And...He has permanently lost his anonymity.

Zimmerman was targeted to send a message to the rest of us who fear being put through that hellish experience. His persecution was a warning that the state can and will destroy your life.

28 posted on 08/27/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT by wintertime
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