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  • 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy...

    01/16/2017 4:37:43 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Last updated on December 24, 2016.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many Obama supporters as possible....
  • Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 2: items 501 through 1,000

    01/16/2017 4:37:34 AM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 2: items 501 through 1,000 Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 1,001 through 1,342 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Below are items 501 through 1,000:501) Forced a woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan without a warrantIn December 2012, federal agents forced a New Mexico woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan, all without a warrant.Laura Schauer Ives, the legal director for the New Mexico ACLU, said of this:“What is truly frightening about this incident is that it could have...
  • Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 3: items 1,001 through 1,342

    01/16/2017 4:37:24 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc., part 3: items 1,001 through 1,342 Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Below are items 1,001 through 1,342:1,001) Held a fundraiser in the living room of terrorist bomber and communist Bill AyersIn 1969, a guy named Bill Ayers co-founded a terrorist organization called Weather Underground, whose founding document called for “world communism.”In 1969, Ayers set off a bomb in Chicago at a statue that was dedicated to the city’s police. At the time of the explosion, no one was close enough to the statue to be killed....
  • Iran: U.S. Surrendered More Than $10 Billion in Gold, Cash, Assets

    01/09/2017 2:07:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has paid Iran more than $10 billion in gold, cash, and other assets since 2013, according to Iranian officials, who disclosed that the White House has been intentionally deflating the total amount paid to the Islamic Republic. Senior Iranian officials late last week confirmed reports that the total amount of money paid to Iran over the past four years is in excess of $10 billion, a figure that runs counter to official estimates provided by the White House. The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash...
  • Obama’s Legacy Of Deceit

    01/09/2017 7:35:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 5 Jan, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In its remaining days in power, the Obama administration suddenly punished Vladimir Putin’s Russia for allegedly interfering in the U.S. presidential election. It claimed that Russian or Russian-hired hackers tapped into the records of the Democratic National Committee as well as the correspondence of John Podesta, a Clinton advisor. But what the Obama administration did not say was that such cyber-crimes are by now old hat. Both the Russian and Chinese governments have been hacking into far more important U.S. records and government archives for years without earning retaliation The administration also did not mention that the election hacking occurred...
  • Obama: I'm The Father Of The Tea Party

    01/12/2017 4:18:31 AM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01.11.17 | Matt Vespa
    Well, here’s a new declaration from outgoing President Obama. He’s declared himself to be the “father of the Tea Party.” In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, the anchor (and former Clinton operative) asked the president what sentence would describe him. Stephanopoulos cited the quote by the late Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce, who said “the greater the man, the easier it is to describe him in a single sentence.” Luce uttered this in 1962 when asked by then-President Kennedy what was on her mind. The 44th president said of himself, “President Obama believed deeply in this democracy and the...
  • Wait–Obama Said We Haven't Been Attacked By Foreign Terrorists In Eight Years?

    01/11/2017 5:51:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama mentioned in his farewell speech that no foreign terrorist organization has planned and executed an attack on the homeland. Because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, and the intelligence officers, law enforcement, and diplomats who support them, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years The president has been laying it on thick over the past week with this claim. On January 4, at Fort Myer in Arlington, President Obama addressed members of the military in a farewell ceremony, where he reiterated the...
  • Transcript Shows US Worked with Palestinians on Anti-Israel UN Resolution, Egyptian Paper Claims

    12/27/2016 5:09:56 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    The Times of Israel reports: An Egyptian paper has published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. {.. snip ..}
  • Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free [Jarrett]

    01/01/2017 6:05:46 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 98 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | 4:54pm | Daniel Halper
    Scandal, what scandal? President Obama has been squeaky clean, according to his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett. “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett said in an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday.
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Made Extraordinary Progress’ Over the Past 8 Years

    01/01/2017 6:01:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama reflected on his time in office and touted the “extraordinary progress” the country has made over the last eight years. Transcript as Follows: “Happy New Year, everybody. At a time when we turn the page on one year and look ahead to the future, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you’ve done to make America stronger these past eight years. Just eight years ago, as I prepared to take office, our economy teetered on the brink of depression. Nearly 800,000 Americans were losing their jobs each month. In...
  • AFP corrects misleading story that suggested Russia tampered with US election vote

    12/30/2016 4:39:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    http://www.thisisinsider.com/afp-russia-hack-election-votes-2016-12 ^ | December 29, 2016 | Oliver Darcy business insider
    The Agence France-Presse on Thursday updated a misleading headline that suggested that Russia manipulated US vote totals on Election Day through hacking. "US sanctions Russia over vote hacking," read an AFP headline. The Obama administration leveled sanctions against Russia on Thursday for election-related hacking. But there is no evidence that Russian hackers broke into election systems to change vote totals. The White House and US intelligence agencies have only accused Moscow of hacking the Democratic National Committee and political operatives. The AFP later corrected its headline to read: "US punishes Russia over election hacks." An editor's note was not attached...
  • KERRY: ‘ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC — IT CANNOT BE BOTH’

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • I just added 38 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

    12/25/2016 12:15:45 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 24, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I just added 38 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc. Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Items 1,001 through 1,342 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Here are the new entries:1,305) Obama’s Justice Department sought to hire “Trial Attorney, GS-14/15” with “mental retardation”In February 2010, the website for Obama’s Justice Department had a help wanted ad for “Trial Attorney, GS-14/15” with “mental retardation.” The complete ad can be read here.1,306) Obama’s Justice Department ordered University of California, Berkeley to pay “compensatory damages” to deaf people because its free educational videos...
  • OBAMA AMERICA ‘BY NO MEANS’ HAS OVERCOME ‘LEGACIES OF SLAVERY, JIM CROW, COLONIALISM, RACISM’

    12/13/2016 5:07:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 12/13/16
    ‘We have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism’ America is still struggling to overcome its "legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism, and racism," President Obama told Comedy Central Monday night. Appearing on "The Daily Show," Obama was asked about how he speaks to crowds about race. How does he "skirt that line between speaking your mind and sharing your true opinions on race whilst, at the same time, not being seen to alienate some of the people you are talking to," host Trevor Noah asked. "You know, my general theory is...
  • Don’t buy the lie that Obama’s leaving behind a healthy economy

    12/08/2016 2:33:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    After eight years of blaming America’s problems on George W. Bush, the press that got the election wrong is rolling out a new line — that President Obama is handing President-elect Donald Trump a booming economy. That takes some brass. The jobless rate is down to 4.6 percent, and the growth rate is up above 2 percent or even 3 percent, with housing prices getting back to pre-recession levels. Stocks are soaring. So the idea seems to be that Obama has solved the problem in the nick of time. “Obama’s gift to Trump” is the headline on CNN. “Trump inherits...
  • Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says

    10/27/2016 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 7:24 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday. […] “Seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than Michelle Obama?” Clinton asked, as a crowd in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, answered with cheers. Mrs. Obama declared the feeling mutual. She referred to Clinton as “my girl” and offered reassurance that her testimony for Clinton is both personal and political. […] The Clintons and Obamas themselves have a fraught history, one that includes both spouses. While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battled in...
  • Obama says health consumers need to shop around

    10/27/2016 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 5:41 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is telling workers and volunteers signing up customers for health insurance coverage that the enrollment season comes at a critical time in the Affordable Care Act’s history. […] Some insurers have bailed out of markets and premiums are jumping in many states. But Obama says government tax credits will offset the premium increases for most consumers. He says people will be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable their options are, if they shop around. …
  • THEY KNEW: THE END OF THE CLINTON LIES BEGINS

    10/27/2016 10:24:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Oct. 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    During Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, Neera Tanden was described as “the wonk behind Hillary.” A close associate of the Clintons, Tanden helped shape policy for both Bill and Hillary. Then she switched to playing that role for Obama. While Hillary’s email scandal broke, Tanden was in charge of the Center for American Progress, a radical left-wing group that had been described as "Obama's Idea Factory." And she was chatting with John Podesta, the top Clintonite who had founded CAP. Podesta had co-chaired the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Neera Tanden would co-chair the Hillary-Kaine Transition Project under Podesta who headed up...
  • ‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

    10/20/2016 2:23:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.20.16 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed
  • I just added new 55 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

    09/24/2016 7:33:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 24, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I just added new 55 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc. Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Items 1,001 through 1,304 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Here are the 55 new entries:1,250) A spokesperson for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contradicted Clinton’s own statement about the 30,000 emails that Clinton had deleted from her private serverIn March 2015, ABC News reported the following about the 30,000 emails that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had deleted from her private server:“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my...
  • In parting words to UN, Obama calls for 'course correction'

    09/20/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 25 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | September 20, 2016 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a closing dispatch to the world he's tried to shape, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other major powers have only limited ability to solve the world's most profound problems, including Syria's civil war. He lamented the "cycles of conflict and suffering" that seem to kick in every time humanity finally seems to be getting it right. "Perhaps that's our fate," Obama said in his last speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Four months before leaving office, Obama called for a "course correction" to ensure that the unstoppable forces of globalization...
  • Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island

    08/24/2016 7:27:18 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 71 replies
    Slimes ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kristina Rebelo
    A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was pronounced dead after he shot himself outside Building 92, the nursing home at the medical center. The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment at a V.A. hospital in Phoenix. Officials there had...
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, No Supporters for Iran Deal In Israel

    08/11/2016 5:00:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    BreakingIsraelNews ^ | August 7, 2016 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    On Thursday, US President Barack Obama proclaimed that Israel was now a supporter of his nuclear deal with Iran, but on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu corrected him, saying that Israel is more worried about the deal than ever. President Obama held a press briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, coping with a revelation that the US flew pallets loaded with $400 million in cash to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane. The payment came simultaneously with the release of four Americans held in Iranian prisons. Iran claimed the payment was ransom for the prisoners, while the White House...
  • Shock: Americans’ Wages Dropping Fast in 2016

    08/10/2016 6:53:32 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2016 | Neil Munro
    Federal data released Aug. 9 shows that Americans’ wages are dropping again, seven years after President Barack Obama declared the economy had recovered from the property-bubble — and three months before the 2016 election. The dramatic drop was buried in an Aug. 9 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which said that officials have radically revised their prior claim that wages grew 4.2 percent in the first quarter, from January to March. “Real hourly compensation decreased 0.4 percent after revision, rather than the previously-published increase of 4.2 percent,” the BLS admitted. Compensation also fell another 1.4 percent in the...
  • PROOF OBAMA LIED=> US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until Ransom Plane

    08/04/2016 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/16 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama told reporters today this was not a ransom. Obama lied. Former US Iranian Hostage Saeed Abidini told FOX Business Network today the Iranian regime WOULD NOT let his plane leave Tehran until the ransom plane arrived.
  • Obama says Islamic State on the run, despite attacks around globe

    08/04/2016 2:29:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Thursday that the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State is making progress in spite of high-profile terrorist attacks around the world, while Republican nominee Donald Trump charged that Mr. Obama has allowed the Islamist extremist group to rampage “out of control.” “We’re going to keep going after ISIL aggressively,” Mr. Obama said at the Pentagon, using an acronym for the group. “We continue to take out senior ISIL leaders and commanders.” The president said the Islamic State hasn’t had a major success in Iraq and Syria in a year. But Mr. Obama acknowledged that “lone wolf” attacks...
  • I just added 47 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

    07/22/2016 8:29:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I just added 47 items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc. Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Items 1,001 through 1,249 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Here are the new entries:1,203) Although Obama said he opposed building the Keystone oil pipeline in the U.S. because it would contribute to climate change, he supported building an oil pipeline in KenyaIn November 2015, Obama said he opposed building the Keystone oil pipeline in the U.S. because it would contribute to climate change. However, in January 2016, he supported building an oil pipeline...
  • Obama condemns 'despicable' shootings of Dallas police officers

    07/08/2016 5:05:50 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 94 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 8, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli
    President Obama called the shooting deaths of at least five Dallas police officers a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack” and a “wrenching reminder” of the sacrifices of law enforcement. Speaking from Warsaw on Friday after the first of a series of meetings with European Union and NATO leaders, the president said he had offered his condolences to the Dallas mayor overnight. “We are horrified over these events,” he said. “We stand united with the people in the police department in Dallas.” The officers were monitoring a peaceful protest Thursday of police shootings of black men this week in Minnesota and...
  • Dozens of Clinton meetings left off State schedule: report

    06/24/2016 1:18:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2016 | Julian Hattem
    “Regardless of the ongoing litigation I am not in a position — nor should I be expected to — to speak of the scheduling habits of a previous secretary of State,” Kirby told reporters. “I’m not able to do that.” “It’s a case of ongoing litigation and I’m simply not able to discuss it further.” ======================================= During the State Department’s daily press briefing on Friday, Kirby said that Secretary John Kerry’s calendars “are being maintained and preserved as they should be.” “I can’t speak to how it was done in the past,” he sad. “But the secretary’s calendars are being...
  • John Kerry, the Islamic Republic’s New Lobbyist

    06/01/2016 10:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Iran, the nation that has built a well-deserved reputation as the world’s premier state-sponsor of terrorism has a new lobbyist and he is none other than U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the Obama administration inked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in January, Kerry has been busying himself with ensuring that European banks start doing business with the Iranians. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only has the United States and its European allies agreed to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the administration is now encouraging the private banking sector to do the same. It appears however,...
  • Tom Cotton Rips Obama's Foreign Policy Team of 'Van Drivers and Campaign Flacks ..."

    05/18/2016 7:44:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 17, 2016
    Tom Cotton Rips Obama's Foreign Policy Team of 'Van Drivers and Campaign Flacks and Failed Novelists' 'As if any of them had ever seen anything more dangerous than a shoving match ...' Arkansas senator Tom Cotton hammered the president's foreign policy staff Tuesday morning, explaining why he's become "public enemy number one at the White House" over his opposition to the Iran deal. "I guess I became public enemy number one at the White House because I'm telling the truth about the Iran deal. Look, what you just played, and some of the coverage of Ben Rhodes is what happens...
  • Sen. Cotton: White House Says One Thing In Classified Briefings, Another Thing To Public

    05/17/2016 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Tom Cotton ?79% alleged Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration officials say one thing in classified briefings with members of Congress and another thing in public to the American people. “It’s time that the administration came clean and told the American people exactly what they tell Congress in a classified setting,” Cotton insisted. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday, Cotton said that he “became public enemy number one at the White House… because I’m telling the truth about the Iran deal.” On Monday, during the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Cotton “time
  • WH: Bathroom Controversy Started by Republicans 'Seeking a Political Advantage'

    05/18/2016 8:22:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 10:21 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After embracing the notion that gender is as much mental as it is physical, the Obama White House on Tuesday rejected the suggestion that it has been particularly aggressive on transgender issues. “This is a confrontation that Republicans have sought out rather cynically, because they are seeking a political advantage,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at Tuesday's briefing. Earnest said Republicans in North Carolina started the controversy by passing legislation (HB2), which negated a Charlotte city ordinance allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. …
  • Obama the Fabulist

    05/10/2016 4:30:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    A number of people at AT and elsewhere have written about the New York Times’ fascinating but also deeply disturbing story of how Ben Rhodes, a callow, unsuccessful but well-connected short-story writer became the Obama administration’s primary foreign policy mandarin. This should come as no surprise to careful observers of this administration. Rhodes, according to the Times piece, is Obama’s foreign policy “guru” a man who has a “mind meld” with the president. What Rhodes and the president share though, is not so much a leftist approach to foreign affairs -- though presumably that plays a role -- but rather...
  • Charlie Rose and Obama's former speechwriters laugh about Obama's 'if you like your plan' lie

    05/10/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqn6wsrUfs
  • Obama’s Master of Deceit on the Iran Nuke Deal-From aspiring novelist to chief spinner

    05/11/2016 4:04:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 11, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Obama’s Master of Deceit on the Iran Nuke Deal From aspiring novelist to chief spinner of the president's lies. May 11, 2016 Joseph Klein    Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes confirmed what FrontPage Magazine has been saying all along. President Obama and senior members of his administration sold his nuclear deal with Iran, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with a pack of lies.  Rhodes was an aspiring fiction writer, who fulfilled his aspirations for make-believe as a senior member of the Obama administration.  In a profile of Rhodes, written by...
  • Team Obama Boasts of 'Ventriloquizing' the Press

    05/11/2016 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    resident Obama's political appointees are not only celebrated by the media as the best and brightest America has to offer; they are promoted as being so bright that they are allowed to boast about how they masterfully manipulate the press, like sculpting a can of smelly, journalistic Play-Doh. The New York Times Magazine wrote a long profile of Obama's deputy national security advisor for strategic communications -- his foreign-policy communications whiz -- Ben Rhodes, lauded as "the master shaper and retailer of Obama's foreign-policy narratives, at a time when the killer wave of social media has washed away the sand...
  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The internet was abuzz following a story by David Samuels on the jerk who admitted he manipulated the truth to get the president’s absurd deal with Iran accepted (accepted, that is, by the Democrats in Congress who blocked a Republican resolution to reject it). In case you missed it I’ll provide a quick summary of the salient parts, but that shouldn’t be the end of the story: the press having allowed itself to be flimflammed into being mere White House megaphones needs to redeem itself, should it care to win back even the tiniest shred of credibility. It probably won’t,...
  • Flashback: When the White House accused AP of 'trutherism' on Iran

    05/08/2016 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In light of Ben Rhodes' revelation over the weekend that he led a White House effort to lie about the Iranian nuclear deal, it is useful to look back at last summer, when the White House attacked the Associated Press and its diplomatic reporter, @APDiplowriter (Matt Lee) for asking too many questions about the deal, particularly about the side agreement that allows the Iranians to 'self-inspect' their weapons production facility at Parchin. What this story is really about is the politicization of expertise, and how far things can go when one group of experts (arms controllers) decides to fight...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • Ben Rhodes admits administration lied to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 11:07:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Ben Rhodes is perhaps the weirdest foreign policy adviser in the history of the White House. His path to his current position as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications was, as this New York Times profile informs us, "perhaps not strictly believable, even as fiction." Forget his title. Ben Rhodes is "the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself," according to the Times. What makes that so bizarre is that Rhodes has no background in foreign policy at all. He was a failed short story writer who wandered into the orbit of Obama aides...
  • Meet the Flimflam Man Behind Obama's Foreign Policy 'Narrative'

    05/06/2016 1:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2016 | Claudia Rosett
    When it comes to foreign policy, President Obama has spent more than seven years now living the dream. And I mean dream, as in fantasy -- a trip to an alternate universe. Never mind the dangerous and in some cases deadly realities that increasingly beset the rest of the planet. For the White House, it's been one glorious fiction after another. Russia was a "reset." Libya was a success. So was the pivot to Asia. The tide of war is receding. There was a red line in Syria (until there wasn't). The Iran nuclear program is now "exclusively peaceful." America's...
  • A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the (bleep) who is the president’s foreign policy guru

    05/06/2016 4:23:45 PM PDT · by onyx · 26 replies
    FP (The Foreign policy Group) ^ | May 6, 2016 | THOMAS E. RICKS
    <p>The profile of one Ben Rhodes running in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is not unsympathetic, which makes it all the more devastating.</p> <p>But, as that quote indicates, he comes off like an overweening little schmuck. This quotation seems to capture his worldview: “He referred to the American foreign policy establishment as the Blob."</p>
  • Obama Aide: Iran Deal Built on Lie

    05/06/2016 3:21:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06 May 2016 11:16 AM | Cathy Burke
    The Obama administration misled Americans about supposed "moderates" that officials were dealing with in the Iranian theocracy to forge a nuclear proliferation deal — all to make the deal more palatable to the American public, according to The New York Times. {snip}... "We created an echo chamber," he tells the Times in a piece to appear in the Sunday magazine of the newspaper. "They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say," he adds about so-called experts praising the deal in the press. According to the Times, when Rhodes was asked about his misleading version of...
  • White House BRAGS about how it tricked reporters into cheerleading for Obama's Iran nuclear deal..

    05/06/2016 3:28:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes orchestrated an 'echo chamber' of media support for Obama's Iran deal He spoke candidly about his tactics to a New York Times Magazine writer Tactics included planting talking points with compliant reporters Also helped arms-control experts land in influential positions where they could parrot the White House's line on the deal's virtues Even then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says he's not sure the president's aims were what the White House said they were at the time White House routinely 'ventriloquizes' reporters, the Times story explains The Obama White House set up...
  • White House’s lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obama’s foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because they’ll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes — and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumb’s-down — but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • Sowell: 'Just Asking'

    05/18/2015 12:39:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 19, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor. Since free speech is guaranteed to everyone by the First Amendment to the Constitution, there is nothing to prevent anybody from asking anything from anybody else. But the federal government does not just "ask" for money. It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually...
  • Obama Admits Couldn't "Convince Americans Of 'Recovery'", Bashes 'The Big Short'

    04/28/2016 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/28/16
    Despite his proclamation that he "saved the world from a Great Depression," the fact is that Obama will be the first President ever to not see a single year of 3% GDP growth - but only cynical fiction-peddlers would mention facts at a time like this. In yet more legacy-defending narrative, Obama told The NYTimes today that his biggest failure was being unable to sell his success in putting the American economy back on track to the American people (no matter the actual realities) careful to blame Republicans for slowing growth "by a percentage point or two." And then in...
  • I just added 15 new items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.

    04/10/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 10, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I just added 15 new items to my list of Obama’s lies, lawbreaking, etc.  Items 1 through 500 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Items 501 through 1,000 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-2/Items 1,001 through 1,202 can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/obama-part-3/Here are the new entries:1,188) “Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says”In January 2016, the Washington Post reported:Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report saysThe Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers…The Office of...