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Barack Hussein Obama
President Barack Obama.jpg
44th President of the United States
From: January 20, 2009-Present
Vice PresidentJoe Biden
PredecessorGeorge W. Bush
SuccessorIncumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Senator from Illinois
From: January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
PredecessorPeter Fitzgerald
SuccessorRoland Burris
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
Religion Described in this article

Barack Hussein Obama II (aka Barry Soetoro,[1][2][3][4] born in Honolulu, August 4, 1961[5][6][7][8][9]) is the 44th President of the United States, and the first President who is a socialist. He has been associated with numerous radical fringe groups[10] and served less than four years as the junior Senator from Illinois (2005-2008). In a controversial decision, Obama was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace prize. His 2012 Budget plan has been roundly criticized in the mainstream media and liberal press as not a serious effort to deal with the nation's economic crisis.[11]

Under Obama's stewardship the United States has suffered the largest deficits[12][13] in history and a credit downgrade from the rating agency Standard & Poor.[14] Poverty[15] increased to levels not seen in 50 years.[16] When his economic stimulus program was adopted unemployment rose and stagnated in the 10% range, [17] leaving tens of millions without hope of finding a job.[18] During what the White House billed as Recovery Summer, one half million workers per week continued losing their jobs. His signature legislative achievement, ObamaCare, the federal courts have found to be unconstitutional[19] and is credited as a major cause of uncertainty, high unemployment,[20] lagging job creation,[21] and risk of a credit default crisis.[22][23] Since the rejection of his party's agenda in the 2010 Midterm elections, Obama has continued class warfare as a major theme of his remaining two years and cornerstone of his re-election bid.

While 'turning the page' on the War on Terror, the rate of terrorist attacks in the United States has gone from three under President George W. Bush's eight years in office (9/11 attacks on the World Trade Towers, the 9/11 attack on Pentagon and the 9/11 hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania) [24] to at least four per year[25][26][27][28][29] and the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group reports Al-Qaeda leadership has become increasingly ‘Americanized’.[30]

President Obama authorized offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico[31] stating,

oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills"[32][33][34]
and was widely criticized for his mishandling of the "worst environmental disaster in US history."[35][36]

Charles Chaput, the Catholic Archbishop of Denver, the city where Obama was nominated for president, criticized Obama as the "most committed" abortion-supporting candidate "since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973."[37] Obama said "the first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."[38] It "would invalidate virtually all state and federal limitations on abortion, and would make partial-birth abortion legal again."[39] Asked when does a human being gets human rights, Obama answered,

Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade.[40]

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Early background

Barack Hussein Obama II early life was outside the mainstream of Black America and had little in common with African-Americans social, political, and cultural experiences. Obama reportedly was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham in 1961, however claims have been made[41] he may have been born in Kenya. Obama's birth father was a Muslim who converted to Marxism and Obama's maternal family was rooted in the progressive left and atheist traditions yet Obama made the rather ostensible claim to the Chicago Sun-Times religion editor Cathleen Falsani on April 5, 2004, "I'm rooted in the Christian tradition."[42] Obama was reared in the Islamic faith while living with his mother and stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, in Jakarta, Indonesia in the mid-1960s until the early 1970s.[43] It is believed Stanley Ann Dunham moved to Hawaii with the young Obama about 1970 or 1971 where he attended the elite Punahou School and graduated in 1979.

Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party Card No. 47544.[44] The U.S. Congress found the Communist Party an "instrumentality of a conspiracy...the agency of a hostile foreign power."[45] The FBI placed Davis in its security index, meaning he could be detained in the event of a national emergency.[46] Davis was an early influence on Obama.[47]

Political Affairs magazine describes itself as "affiliated with the Communist Party USA,"[48] (CPUSA) published a speech by Prof. Gerald Horne upon receipt of the CPUSA archives at the Tamiment Library at New York University on March 28 2007. Prof. Horne stated,

an African-American poet and journalist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis...befriended another family – a Euro-American family – that had migrated to Honolulu...a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya ...who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago. In his bestselling memoir Dreams of my Father, the author speaks warmly of an older black poet...as being a decisive influence in helping him to find his present identity as an African-American... At some point in the future, a teacher will add to her syllabus Barack’s memoir and instruct her students to read it alongside Frank Marshall Davis’ equally affecting memoir...when that day comes...a future student will ...examine critically the Frankenstein monsters that US imperialism created in order to subdue Communist parties..."[49]

evoking the language in Chairman Mao's Little Red Book,

unite and defeat the U.S. aggressors... Monsters of all kinds shall be destroyed.[50][51]

In the 1995 book, Dreams from my Father, the author wrote Obama learned to respect Davis's struggles, "recognizing them as my own." Obama sought Davis's advise as he left for college.[52] Initially Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, before transferring to Columbia University in New York, New York and graduating without honors as a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science. Obama refuses to describe his academic performance at Columbia despite commenting about New York during this period and despite disclosures of the academic record for all other major-party presidential candidates since at least 2000.[53]

Education

In 1983 and 84 while a senior undergraduate at Columbia University, Obama attended several annual sessions of the Socialist Scholars Conference[54] held in New York's Cooper Union. It was here Obama first was exposed to Black Liberation Theology and community organizing and made the career choice to leave the field of foreign relations and nuclear disarmament to pursue community organizing.[55]

After working as a community organizer in New York City and Chicago, Illinois, Obama enrolled at Harvard Law School. He became a member of the Harvard Law Review, which uses racial quotas, in 1989. He was then elected by popular vote as its first African American president in 1990, a story that was immediately promoted in the New York Times.[56] He graduated magna cum laude with his J.D. in 1991, but did not serve in a clerkship. Federal clerkships are the typical post-graduate position for top law students. Obama has stated that his favorite professors in school were Marxists.

Obama has described himself as a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago.[57] He held the position of Lecturer, an adjunct position, from 1992 to 1996. He held the position of Senior Lecturer from 1996 until his election to the senate in 2004. Dan Ronayne, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, has pointed that Obama was only a senior lecturer and not a full professor. [58]The University states that Senior Lecturers are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure track.[59][60]

Bernardine Dohrn formerly of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted enjoyed somewhat of a celebrity status among radical leftists when she, along with her husband Bill Ayers, hosted a fundraiser for the relatively unknown Barack Obama in 1995; Dohrn issued the Weather Underground terrorist organization's Declaration of War Against the United States (Full Text) in 1970.

According to the White House website, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to this to this question on April 14 2009,

Q Why is the President blocking habeas corpus from prisoners at Bagram? I thought he taught constitutional law. And these prisoners have been there --
MR. GIBBS: You're incorrect that he taught on constitutional law.[61]

Radicalism

Following law school, Obama linked up with local communist networks in Chicago[62] and oversaw community organizing as director of Illinois Project Vote! Obama states he saw opportunism in Chicago after the election of Harold Washington as the city’s first black mayor. [63] John Bachtell, CPUSA Illinois district organizer, said at a special meeting on African American Equality, Building the Communist Party and the Young Communist League on September 30, 2007, "The historic election of Washington was the culmination of many years of struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also endures."[64]

Obama with Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan led the Million Man March on Washington in 1995.[38][39]

Obama states that he has consistently opposed the Iraq War since 2002. In his famous speech delivered at a rally organized by SDS veterans[65][66] Carl Davidson and Marilyn Katz in Chicago on October 2, 2002[67] Even though Saddam had, in Obama's words, "developed chemical and biological weapons" Obama condoned the most hideous torture[68] and dismissed Bush administration objectives of democratization and human rights as fighting a "dumb war." A commentator observed, "one would search long and hard for any words from this apostle of hope and change about the palpable benefits that democracy might bring to the Arabs and Muslims of the Middle East.[69]

Early career

Internship

Michelle Robinson began employment at the Chicago Law firm of Sidley-Austin in 1988 where disbarred attorney and Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn also worked.[70][71] Sidley-Austin is the legal advisor to ACORN,[72] a group accused of facilitating tax fraud, ballot box stuffing, human trafficking and child prostitution.[73] Barack Obama was hired a year later and appears to have misrepresented where he and future First Lady - Michelle Robinson Obama - first met.

In 1993 he was hired as an associate at the Chicago law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C., and lectured at the University of Chicago. At this time he was also cited as being the author of Dreams from My Father, an account his background, youth, early life influences, and education. Dreams was published in 1995.


Engineers defeat of moderate Democrats

In 1992 as head of Illinois Project Vote, Obama was instrumental in subverting the reelection bid of a centrist Democratic Senator.[74] Obama engineered the defeat of incumbent U.S. Senator Alan Dixon[75] after Dixon voted in favor of placing a black man in a high federal office. The leftist website dKosopedia reported "Dixon's vote to confirm US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas" outraged the Braun forces.[76] With CPUSA and Obama organizing efforts,[77] Braun's forces defeated the moderate incumbent in the Primary, 38% to 35%.

Sandy Newman, founder of Project Vote! told Chicago Magazine, "I was asking around among community activists in Chicago and around the country, and they kept mentioning him (Obama)... He did one hell of a job." The magazine further reported, "To understand the full implications of Obama's effort, you first need to understand how voter registration often has worked in Chicago. The Regular Democratic Party spearheaded most drives," with Obama at the helm of Chicago's Project Vote!, those conditions had been reversed. "He helped train 700 deputy registrars, out of a total of 11,000 citywide." Joseph Gardner, the director of the steering committee for Project Vote! said the numbers of new voter registrations under Obama were "overwhelming."

Illinois State Senate (1995-2005)

Radical and terrorist endorsements and associations

Main article see Weather Underground
Dr. Quentin Young (left) is personal physician to Barack Obama (right) and Bernardine Dohrn (not shown). Dr. Young was reimbursed by the KGB after he paid rent in advance on a storefront he used to treat injured rioters during the disruptions of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.[78][79] The ringleaders, principally Weather Underground terrorists, received urban guerrilla warfare training in Cuba from the DGI prior to the attacks.[80]

In 1995 a cadre of like minded individuals gathered in the home of Weather Underground (WUO) terrorists Bernardine Dohrn and William "Bill" Ayers. According to Dr. Quentin Young, "I can remember being one of a small group of people who came to Bill Ayers' house to learn that Alice Palmer was stepping down from the senate and running for Congress." Dohrn[81] is a veteran of guerrilla warfare training in Cuba prior to the attacks on the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Carl Davidson, webmaster of Progressives for Obama, was told by Fidel Castro at the same time Castro believed the United States was ready for revolution.

Dr. Young related Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer was choosing then Chicago city councilman Barack Obama as her successor.[82] Palmer once served on the executive board of the U.S. Peace Council, a KGB front organization[83] that actively opposed President Ronald Reagan's defense program.

Obama served on the Board of the Woods Fund of Chicago with Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bill Ayers[84] at the time this photo appeared of Ayers stomping the American flag in Chicago Magazine in 2001. Ayers, Obama's boss at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, authored Dreams from My Father published under Obama's name.

Ayers and Dohrn took credit, and have never denied, responsibility for a series of terrorist bombings which included the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and the State Department.

Ayers, Dohrn and Barack Obama's friendship and associations go back to the 1980s. The Ayers/Dohrn group lent notoriety among leftists to launch Obama's career. Ayers, Dohrn and Jeff Jones[85] of the Apollo Alliance authored Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-imperialism, the title of which is taken from The Sayings of Mao Zedong,[86] "a single spark can set a prairie fire." The book declares "we are communist men and women."[87] Obama Green Czar Van Jones is a founder of the Apollo Alliance. In response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, Katrina Vanden Huevel of The Nation magazine suggested "we need a Manhattan Project, an Apollo Alliance."[88]

Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 and served there for the next eight years.

President Obama is the first person having ties to a known former terrorist to gain control over America's nuclear weapons.[89][90] Author and blogger Jack Cashill requisitioned a comparison of the writing style of Bill Ayers' 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, with Barack Obama's earlier 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, and came to the conclusion that Obama's former boss, Bill Ayers, had ghostwritten Dreams.[91] Ayers confesses to violent acts, planting bombs, says he has no regrets and feels he "should have done more."[92] Later Ayers was to publicly admit that he actually did author the book.[93]

Candidate of the Marxist New Party

For the full article see New Party

In 1995 Obama accepted the nomination, signed a contract,[94] and ran as a candidate of the openly Marxist New Party.[95][96] The New Party was an electoral alliance that worked alongside ACORN, formed by members of the Democratic Socialists for America (SPUSA and DSAUSA) and leaders of an offshoot of the Community Party USA (CPUSA).[97] The New Party was funded by literally hundreds of leftist front-groups operating as special interest 527 organizations.[98]

Opposition to the War on Terror

Obama established himself as a chief spokesperson in opposition to the War on Terror during an October 2002 rally at Federal Plaza in Chicago[99] organized by radical SDS veteran and later Progressives for Obama webmaster,[100] Carl Davidson. The speech was delivered before Operation Iraqi Freedom was authorized by the Democratic controlled U.S. Senate. A Transcript of Obama's speech can be found on barackobama.com and a portion reads as follows:

Obama speaking at the October 2002 rally in Chicago organized by Carl Davidson.[101] "[H]e is a brutal man who butchers his own people," nevertheless Obama opposed "dumb wars".
What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks ...to distract us from a rise in poverty ... I'm opposed to a dumb war...A war based not on...principle but on politics. Now let me be clear - I suffer no illusions ...he is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has ... developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity. He's a bad guy. The world...would be better off without him. But I also know that [he] poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history. I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that [it] will only... strengthen the recruitment arm of Al Qaeda.[102]

According to NPR's Don Gonyea the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign re-created portions of the speech for a television ad with Obama rereading the text and crowd noises added in a sound studio.[103]

U.S. Senate (2004-2008)

Following a failed campaign for the House of Representatives, Obama ran for the open Senate seat from Illinois in 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate after liberals obtained the release of confidential and personally embarrassing divorce records of his opponent, Jack Ryan, forcing him to resign from the race and be replaced by the out-of-state candidate Alan Keyes.

Radical endorsements, support, and get out the vote efforts

The People's Weekly World which describes itself as "the direct descendant of the Daily Worker " that enjoys "a special relationship with the Communist Party USA, founded in 1919," and publishes its news and views,[104] reported on Obama's 2004 Senate primary campaign:

Activists from Illinois were immersed in the campaign to elect Barak Obama to the U.S. Senate. Obama won a landslide victory in the March 16 Democratic primary.[105]
John Bachtell, Illinois Communist Party district organizer added,
This was a historic victory. It was a victory for political independence and grassroots, coalition, and issue oriented politics over the machine and money.[106]
In June the People’s Weekly World carried a piece by Dee Myles, chair of the education commission of the Communist Party USA, eulogizing Frank Marshall Davis's old colleague, Vernon Jarrett. Myles said,
from his hospital bed, [Jarrett] wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.[107]

Senate career

Senator Barack Obama

October 2008 crimes against Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's family highlighted Obama's record against law and order, as he voted against making it a crime in Illinois "for convicts on probation or on bail to have contact with a street gang".[108][109] "'We've got 75,000 gang members - that's almost six gang members to one police officer,'" in Obama's hometown of Chicago.[110]

A March 16th, 2005 AP article puts Senator Obama on record to ban oil drilling in the Alaska frontier known as ANWR [111]

In May 2007, Obama (and Sen. Hillary Clinton) voted against funding the Iraq War for the first time.[112][113]

His 2007 voting record in the U.S. Senate makes him as its most liberal member. Among fellow Senate Democrats, he was further left than liberals like Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, Russ Feingold, Carl Levin, Joseph Biden and Harry Reid.[114] He has grown steadily more liberal since arriving at the Senate: the same analysis assessed him as 10th most liberal in 2006[115] and 16th most liberal in 2005.[116]

In late 2006, Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published. Its title was supplied by the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., a minister who has stated that "racism is how this country was founded and how this country was run .... We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God."[117] The book contains more of Senator Obama's personal story including the roles of both family and politics. Audacity spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers list.[118]

Senator Obama is the chairman of an important subcommittee that has oversight of our efforts in Afghanistan. He has not held a single hearing on Afghanistan even though American forces are risking their lives in a theater of war. Since joining Foreign Relations, Obama has missed three meetings on a "new strategy" in Afghanistan, a country he only visited in 2008.[119] Barack Obama clinched his party's nomination for President after 16 straight months of campaigning.

In June 2008, Obama voted with the Democratic party to kill the sunset provision of the Bush tax cuts. By letting these tax cuts expire, single mothers with two kids will pay an additional $1,800 annually. Married couples with incomes of $50,000 will pay an additional $2,180 annually. Elderly couples will pay an additional $2,000 annually and a family of four will pay 191% more per year in taxes. Barack Obama often claims to be for taxing the rich their fair share. By voting to eliminate the Bush tax cuts, Obama is taxing most middle class and blue collar families.

Obama and the Democratic-led Congress has voted for the upgraded GI Bill despite the opposition from the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, the generals in combat zones and the GOP Presidential nominee. It was crafted to increase veteran benefits. Yet, the strain on our military is great.[120] The bill would cost $2.8 to $4 billion per month. Some argue that this bill depletes the US's volunteer military personnel by enticing them to leave service rather than be re-deployed.

As senator, Obama has requested nearly $936 million in earmarks which averages to $500,000. per day over four years, [121] for which the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste has given him a rating of 10% in 2007 (18% lifetime).[122] A score of 100% represents voting against all pork, and 0% represents voting for all pork. Democrats averaged 5% in 2007, whereas Republicans averaged 60%. [123]

According to a Fox News report on October 5th, Obama has taken more than $126,000. in campaign contribution from Fannie Mae in a little over three years. This ranks him second, only Chris Dodd has received more campaign contribution dollars from Fannie Mae.

Use of filibuster and obstructionism

White House Communication Director Dan Pfeiffer described the frustration of an Administration having its legislative agenda delayed by filibusters and obstructionism:

If we're going to have a government that works for the American people, then we need to focus on the things that actually matter ...Every day we waste delaying votes on well-qualified public servants or obstructing progress on problems that need solving is a day we're not doing our jobs. [40]

The Washington Post claims partisan obstructionism is "a legislative tactic [Obama] once practiced himself" :

  • In 2005, a year after his election to the Senate, Obama placed a hold on Susan Bodine to lead the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees Superfund and emergency cleanup programs because the agency had missed a deadline on new regulations for lead paint exposure.
  • In September 2006, Obama and Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) blocked Robert L. Wilkie's nomination as a Defense Department assistant secretary over a long-delayed Pentagon report on Midwestern wind farms.
  • And Obama joined with other Democrats in October 2007 to block the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky to the Federal Election Commission. Von Spakovsky later withdrew; Wilkie and Bodine were eventually confirmed. [41]

Voted agaist debt ceiling increase

In 2006 Senator Obama vote against an increase in the National debt ceiling. Obama stated that raising the debt was "a sign of leadership failure." When the question was posed to former press secretary Robert Gibbs on January 5, 2011, Gibbs said Obama's vote was acceptable because it was symbolic.[124]

Bills co-sponsored

Obama's principal legislation was S. 2433, which was an attempt to force the U.S. to increase its foreign aid by hundreds of billions of dollars under the guise of reducing global poverty, which was subsequently blocked by conservatives.[125]

Obama did support and co-sponsor a bill championed by Tom Coburn and known as the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on Sept. 9, 2006. This law created a website that will list the federal government's grants and contracts.[126]

Between Jan 13, 2007 and March 13, 2008, Sen. Obama has sponsored 120 mostly liberal resolutions and bills in the Senate.[127] His supporters cite the following less liberal examples, but this list is not representative:

  • S.117 : A bill to amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and services for members of the Armed Forces, veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and other veterans, to require reports on the effects of the Global War on Terrorism, and for other purposes.
  • S.133 : A bill to promote the national security and stability of the economy of the United States by reducing the dependence of the United States on oil through the use of alternative fuels and new technology, and for other purposes.
  • S.453 : A bill to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.
  • S.713 : A bill to ensure dignity in care for members of the Armed Forces recovering from injuries.
  • A bill to raise the minimum wage; Obama voted against the bill when it was later attached to an Iraq war supplemental bill to pay the troops.[128][129]

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Obama worked with Sen. Lugar writing legislation aimed at improving conventional and nuclear non-proliferation efforts. This legislation was signed by President Bush in January 2008.

In June 2007 the Senate passed his resolution condemning violence by the Zimbabwe government. It also passed legislation co-sponsored by Obama that financed a Special Court for Sierra Leone to prosecute former Liberian President Charles Taylor. [130]

Barack Obama continued to collect money for a 2010 Senate re-election campaign as late as June 2008, and filed reports indicating money was still pouring into this fund. This is especially notable because it is an efficient way of sidetracking donations from his Presidential race. The website<obamasenate2010.gov> is now defunct.

Foreign policy experience

In his presidential campaign, Obama stated[131] that "foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident" and then cited "having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa". He lived in Indonesia from age 6 to 10, and he later discovered that his father had some other children in Africa.

While campaigning, he has visited several foreign countries. In Russia and the former Soviet republics, he met with representatives of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute to discuss democracy in the former Soviet republics. He also met with Russian military officials and visited several nuclear and biological weapons destruction sites in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar (R-IN). On the same tour, he visited London, UK, and met with Tony Blair, sitting UK Prime Minister.

Obama visited South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Chad; he discussed his tour of Robben Island prison, met with U.S. troops, and visited refugee camps of the people fleeing Darfur. He also addressed Africa's growing AIDS epidemic.

During a ten-day-long tour of the Middle East, he talked with government leaders in Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel.

Presidential Election (2008)

Candidate Obama cultivated an image of sportsmanship and competition; as President, Obama ridiculed disabled people who compete in the Special Olympics. The comments "set us back decades," according to the program's director. [132](Video)
See Main article : Barack Hussein Obama 2008 Presidential campaign

Obama and his running mate Senator Joseph Biden won the presidential election[133] after 23 months of campaigning that spent over $700 million,[134] much of it raised from undisclosed or fraudulent donors,[135] bailout recipients[136][137][138][139] and big oil polluters.[140][141][142] Obama spent far more per vote than McCain did: Obama spent $7.39 per vote, while McCain spent only $5.78 per vote.[143]

To announce his trip to Berlin in July 2008, Obama used posters which show a marked similarity to posters of Lenin and Che Guevara.[144][145]

Obama carried 52% of the popular vote and the states John Kerry won in 2004, in addition to Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, and Indiana. Of the 127 million votes cast, Obama beat John McCain by 8 million total votes.[146] See county breakdown map [147]

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons observed that Obama used techniques of mind control in his campaign, as in this speech: "a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, 'I have to vote for Barack.'"[148]

Birth Certificate Controversy

Main article: Barack Obama birthplace controversy

During the democratic primaries the Hillary Clinton Campaign,[149] led a smear campaign against the validity of Barack Obama's Hawaii Birth certificate, claiming that it was false and that he was ineligible for Presidency. [150]

After two and one half years of refusing to address the matter and more than 2 million dollars in legal fees, the White House produced a copy of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate.[151] In attempting to ameliorate the question from the podium of the White House press briefing room, Obama descended into ad hominem attacks against his rivals.[152][153] Obama told the journalists gathered that he had more important things to do and immediately flew to Chicago for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show.[154]

Hamas endorsement

Obama hired Robert Malley as a senior foreign policy adviser. Malley told the Times of London that he had been in regular contact with the terrorist organization Hamas. In April 2008 Hamas made its endorsement of Obama for President.[155] Malley is the son of a key member of the Egyptian Communist Party.[156]

Presidency (2009-Present)

Main article: Obama Administration

Obama's budgets, stimulus, deficits, health care and regulatory "reform" have advanced his progress liberal agenda of "spreading the wealth."[157] [158] Claimed by many to be a brilliant orator, Obama has been criticized by former Vice President Walter Mondale for depending on teleprompters or "idiot boards,"[159] even when speaking in an elementary school.[160] Obama has pushed for establishing a Palestinian state over the objection of Israel's Prime Minister,[161] inclusion of Turkey in the European Union,[162] against gay marriage and holding Guantanamo detainees indefinitely without trial.[163]

Obamunism

Main article : Obamunism
A new study demonstrates Obama currently has dramatically fewer advisors who’ve made their living via the private sector than any other American President in the last 108 years — since the turn of the 20th century when the business of America became business.[164][165]

Critics of the Obama administration have coined the word "Obamunism" to describe Barack Obama's socialistic and "fascism light" economic planning policies (Benito Mussolini defined fascism as the wedding of state and corporate powers. Accordingly, trend forecaster Gerald Celente labels Obama's corporate bailouts as being "fascism light" in nature).[166][167] Obamunism can also refer to Obama's ruinous fiscal policies and reckless monetary policies.[168][169][170] In February of 2010, Jim Rogers, the world renowned investor, said concerning the Obama administration's monetary policy, that the European Union, Chinese, and Australian central bankers are more competent and honest than the Federal Reserve.[171] Furthermore, Mr. Rogers asserted that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, whom President Obama re-appointed to be the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, is "throwing gasoline on a fire" via his inflationary policies which are debasing the United States dollar.[172] Under President Obama the American government's share of the national gross domestic product has significantly increased.[173]

Wall Street firms and banks that were bailed out were among Obama's biggest campaign supporters.[174] Therefore, the Obama administration bailouts of corrupt, unproductive, and reckless Wall Street firms was hardly surprising, although it certainly was not helpful in making the United States economy more productive and prosperous. A 2005 study found that government corporate bailouts are often done for mere political considerations and the economic resources allocated exhibit significantly worse economic performance than resources allocated using purely business considerations.[175] Proponents of free market capitalism said Bernanke should not have bailed out failing firms and instead should have allowed free market capitalism to quickly recover as it did in the depression of 1920 without government intervention (free market capitalists assert that government intervention drags out economic recessions and depressions).[176][177]

Top trend forecaster Gerald Celente predicts that the corrupt economic policies of the Obama administration will lead to a second great depression (Celente predicted the 1987 US stock market crash, the dot.com crash, the US 2008/2009 recession, and the collapse of the USSR in the early 1990s) and may lead to a "second American Revolution" (Celente predicted the tax protests that are now occurring in America).[178][179] Celente also asserts that the costly and inefficient temporary short term methods that the Obama administration is using to alleviate economic problems in the short term (which is causing massive increases in Obama administration deficit spending) is only making matters worse and will not prevent the worse economic depression in United States history from occurring.[180][181]

The Obama administration has been sharply criticized for its massive deficit spending and its reckless monetary policy via vast increases in the money supply.[182][183][184] Celente predicts that if a "second American Revolution" occurs in a peaceful and productive manner, it may include a third party movement of governance that will advocate a more free market capitalism approach to the American economy and a more strict interpretation of the United States constitution as far as the authors' original intent.[185][186]

Class warfare and identity politics

Main article: Class warfare

Several prominent Democratic pollsters and strategists have noted,

Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship.
The commentators also note Obama's approach to governance has encouraged radical leftists to pursue a similar strategy on his behalf. Mary Frances Berry, former head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, acknowledged that the Obama administration has taken to polarizing America around the issue of race as a means of diverting attention from other issues,
Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.[187]
Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen who worked for President Carter and Clinton respectively further stated,
Mr. Obama has also cynically divided the country on class lines. He has taken to playing the populist card time and time again. He bashes Wall Street and insurance companies whenever convenient to advance his programs, yet he has been eager to accept campaign contributions and negotiate with these very same banks and corporations behind closed doors in order to advance his political agenda... President Obama's divisive approach to governance has weakened us as a people and paralyzed our political culture.[188]

In just 18 months in office, Obama has been criticized for setting back race relations a generation.[189][190][191][192] Gay rights activists similarly have expressed concern over Obama's handling of the Clinton-era "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy considered by many to be homophobic. James Pietrangelo II, a former Army infantryman and lawyer told TIME magazine,

[Obama's] a coward, a bigot and a pathological liar. This is a guy who spent more time picking out his dog, Bo, and playing with him on the White House lawn than he has working for equality for gay people. If there were millions of black people as second-class citizens, or millions of Jews or Irish, he would have acted immediately.[193]

Tax increases on the poor and working class

Although Obama campaigned on the promise to increase taxes on the rich, he extended tax cuts for the rich of President George W. Bush and, as CBS News reports, increased taxes on the working class, with the poor, the homeless, and the unemployed particularly the hardest hit.

Stimulus and health-care bill effects on high Unemployment

Main article: Barack Obama and United States Unemployment
Job loss after President Obama's economic stimulus and healthcare bills passed.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The United States unemployment rate was 9.7% in February of 2010.[194] In addition, on March 5, 2010, MarketWatch reported concerning U.S. unemployment, "The U6 alternative gauge of the unemployment rate, which includes discouraged workers and those forced to work part-time, rose to 16.8% from 16.5%."[195]

A Kauffman Foundation study found that American entrepreneurs will limit hiring in 2010.[196] According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, "Over a recent 15-year period, small businesses created some 65 percent of the net new jobs in the private sector."[197] On February 12, 2010, an American small business owner published a piece in the American Thinker critical of President Obama entitled, Dear Mr. President: Why We Are Not Hiring that was reflective of anti-Obama administration policy sentiment among many United States small business owners. [198] American businessman William H Watson also wrote a piece critical of President Obama policies entitled, Why is Small Business Not Hiring?[199] Given that small business owners are among the most respected individuals in the United States with a 94% approval rating among the U.S. public, small business owners speaking out against President Obama's policies likely contributes to his plunging approval ratings among the United States public.[200] On March 6, 2010, a coalition of business people allied with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced they were going spend between 4-10 million dollars in ads criticizing ObamaCare. The ads will be focused on how ObamaCare will hurt companies by adding additional taxes and requirements plus it will not control medical costs.[201]

Following the Recession of 2008 Obama declared failure to pass his Economic stimulus for "shovel ready" public works projects would turn a "crisis into a catastrophe," and promised Unemployment would not rise above 7.8%.[202][203] During the Recovery Summer of 2010 another 400,000 jobs were lost.[204]Obama later was to admit "there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects," as Unemployment, government debt and spending spiraled out of control.[205]

The Christian Science Monitor questions whether Obama is tough enough to help America break down foreign trade barriers which would create more American jobs.[206]

Obama policies and return of stagflation

In February of 2010, the Washington Times reported:

Prices rose 2.7 percent during 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' recent update of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is a worrisome fact because last year's unemployment rate averaged more than 9 percent. This trend may signal a return of "stagflation," a merger of stagnation and inflation.

In the 1970s, stagflation shocked traditional Keynesian economists, whose models said the economy could not suffer from both high unemployment and rapid inflation at the same time. Unfortunately, the Keynesians were wrong, because an economy obviously can experience both evils simultaneously...

It seems every week the Obama administration announces some new tax or mandate that will further handicap businesses. Regardless of the official definitions of recession, the economy will remain sluggish for years to come. But if the Federal Reserve continues with its reckless policies, Americans will experience high inflation on top of high unemployment. As in the late 1970s, Americans will see that the pundits are wrong, because stagflation is very real.[207]

Disapproval ratings

Main article : Barack Obama approval ratings

President Obama’s approval rating for handling health care fell steadily after April 2009 and his overall approval ratings were lower than George W. Bush at the same point in the Bush presidency.[208] Despite poll after poll showing that Americans’ main priority was jobs, President Obama focused on passing a law to require all Americans to purchase health insurance.[209] Shortly after the "Gates flap"[210] polls revealed Obama's personal popularity declined significantly across the board, on every major subject among all demographic groups[211] including independents and Democrats. A poll conducted by former Clinton advisers James Carville and Stan Greenberg in July 2010 found 55% of Americans viewed Barack Obama as "a socialist."[212]

By Spring 2011 during the budget battles with the new Republican House majority, Obama's approval ratings in the Gallup Poll had sunk to an all-time low. [42]

Obama Administration Health Care Plan and Its Advocacy Methods

Main article: Obamacare

Senior citizens are key Democratic party constituents that could kill Obama's socialistic health care plan.[213] President Obama falsely claimed that the senior citizen group AARP endorsed his administration's health care plan when they never made such an endorsement.[214] In addition, Barack Obama's "Disinformation Czar" (whose supposed job was to correct disinformation that others are spreading about the Obama administration's health care plan) was caught spreading misleading information.[215] Skepticism is mounting concerning Obama's health care plan and Obama himself and the skepticism is growing for valid reasons.[216] For example, the usually pro-Obama news organization the Associated Press recently published an article which was critical of Obama that was entitled FACT CHECK: Obama's health care claims adrift?[217]

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) maintains there are no redeeming provisions of Obama's health care plan and offers a number of criticisms.[218] The AAPS maintains that Obama's plan will significantly increase the overall cost of health care to the United States public plus reduce the quality of care that the system provides.[219] Political analyst and commentator Dick Morris has asserted that Obama's health care plan will lead to the significant rationing of senior health care which will decrease the life span of senior citizens.[220]

Obama Administration Health Care Plan and Liberal Elitism

See also: Barack Obama and liberal elitism

In 2007, when Obama was running for the office of President of the United States, he promised Americans "health care that is as good as the health care that I have as a member of Congress."[221] However, recently when a newspaper reporter pressed Obama on whether he would commit to Americans having the same health care as congressmen, Obama repeatedly refused to commit to his previous promise of Americans having the same coverage as members of Congress.[222] President Obama merely claimed Americans would have health care coverage that would "largely match up" with what members of Congress have.[223] President Obama also stated he is constantly followed around by a personal physician.[224] The Obama administration's liberal elitism is not unusual when it comes to health care. For example, Belinda Stronach, a former Member of the Canadian Parliament, chose to have a surgical treatment in the United States rather than be treated in Canada for her condition (Canada has a socialized medicine system of health care).[225]

Obama's health care plan forces individuals to purchase health care or pay fines and could force many into a poorly run single payer system.[226]

Obama's Medical Administrator

President Obama skipped the Senate confirmation process to make a controversial hire as his Medicare/Medicaid administrator: Donald Berwick.[227] Under a Recess Appointment, Donald Berwick has been tasked the position as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as Obama's Medical administrator. Donald Berwick is a radical socialist with an progressive liberal agenda that includes support for massive government rationing and support of using health care bureaucracy to redistribute wealth.[228][229][230] Donald Berwick strongly advocates redistributing America's wealth.[231]

Donald Berwick has said this of America's need for socialist health care policies:

Sick people tend to be poorer and that poor people tend to be sicker and that any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional. Britain, you chose well.

Public relations and the enemies list

A webpage at whitehouse.gov entitled "Reality Check" claims that the president's program "would be fully paid for over 10 years, and it would not add one penny to the deficit."[232] The CBO is mandated to prepare cost estimates and to show how individual legislative proposals would change spending or revenue levels under current law.[233] A July 15 2009 letter from the CBO made this assessment,

enacting the proposal would result in a net increase in the federal budget deficits of about $1.0 trillion over the 2010-2019 period."[234][235]

In July 2009 suspicions arose over reports the Obama administration was creating a network[236] of domestic informants and began compiling an enemies list. In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, expressed serious concern about the White House's new program requesting Americans to forward email chains and other communications opposing the President's health care reform policies. Sen. Cornyn asked for assurances that the program was being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America's tradition of free speech and public discourse.

Sen. Cornyn's letter also inquired about the collection of names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens that informants report, and raises the specter of a data collection program.

I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy' or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests. You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.[237]

Congressman Darrell Issa also expressed grave concern about the administration blurring the lines between political and official business by collecting data on administration critics.[238]

Regulatory failures and environmental disaster

Main article: Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster

Five weeks into the "worst disaster in United States history," President Obama responded to critics of his administration's inability to stem the flow of oil from a sunken drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico:

My job right now is just to make sure that everybody in the Gulf understands this is what I wake up to in the morning and this is what I go to bed at night thinking about: the spill.[239]
Democratic operative James Carville said of the inept and lackluster response,
Franklin Roosevelt would have jumped out of his wheelchair and run down here to be in the middle of this.[240]

A Congressional investigating committee[241] and a Department of Interior Inspector General's Report have cited the president's use of junk science to deceive the public about the true nature of the spill and resulting environmental damage. [242]

Obama administration and land ownership

In August of 2010, Hot Air declared:

The federal government, as the memo boasted, is the nation’s “largest land manager.” It already owns roughly one of every three acres in the United States. This is apparently not enough. At a “listening session” in New Hampshire last week, government bureaucrats trained their sights on millions of private forest land throughout the New England region. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack crusaded for “the need for additional attention to the Land and Water Conservation Fund — and the need to promptly support full funding of that fund.”

Property owners have every reason to be worried. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a pet project of green radicals, who want the decades-old government slush fund for buying up private lands to be freed from congressional appropriations oversight. It’s paid for primarily with receipts from the government’s offshore oil and gas leases. Both Senate and House Democrats have included $900 million in full LWCF funding, not subject to congressional approval, in their energy/BP oil spill legislative packages.[243]

Barack Obama and American Conservatism backlash

In October of 2009, Niles Gardiner reported in the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph:

This week’s striking Gallup poll on political ideology is further confirmation that the United States is in essence a conservative nation, which has ironically become even more conservative under Barack Obama. According to Gallup, 40 percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36 percent as moderate and 20 percent as liberal. This is the first time conservatives have outnumbered moderates in America since 2004.[244]

Ideological views and affiliations

For the full article see Political positions of Barack Obama

Although polls[245] reveal African-Americans claim a Christian identity in larger numbers (78%) than the U.S. population as a whole, only one in three Americans believe Obama's contention that he is a Christian.[246] Obama's socio-political positions have been described as that of a “Marxist leftist".[247] On numerous occasions Obama community organizers have been found flaunting banners of the notorious Marxist guerrilla and murderer, Che Guevara.[248] Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes calls Obama a "radical communist." [249]

Obama and Islam

"I really endorse and support the policies that he has adopted,"
the Washington Post reported Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said of President Obama;[250]
in 2011 Obama authorized covert aid to al Qaeda in Libya.[251][252][253][254]

More than a year and a half into Obama's presidency, a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found a growing number of Americans believe the president is a Muslim. The poll found only about one-third of adults (34%) believe Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Among Democrats, 46% said they think Obama is a Christian, down from 55% in March 2009.[255] The evidence that Obama is a Muslim may include:

  • Obama declared in prepared remarks, "The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them."[256]
  • Obama's wife Michelle does not accompany him to Muslim nations because Sharia law would apply to her there; on a presidential trip she was with him until France, but then returned home.
  • Obama's background, education, and outlook are Muslim, and fewer than 1% of Muslims convert to Christianity.[257][258]
  • Obama's middle name (Hussein) references Husayn, who was the grandson of Muhammad,[259][260] which most Christians would not retain.[261]
Then-Senator Obama wearing traditional African garb, a gift from his hosts while visiting Kenya[262]
  • Obama mentioned his religion as "my Muslim faith."[263]
  • He has said that "Islam can be compatible with the modern world."[264]
  • Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset," and recited "with a first-class Arabic accent" the opening lines: Allah is Supreme! ... I witness that there is no god but Allah ...."[265]
  • Obama stated that the autobiography of Malcolm X, a Nation of Islam leader who became a Muslim, inspired him in his youth.[266]
  • Obama raised nearly $1 million and campaigned for a Kenyan presidential candidate who had a written agreement with Muslim leaders promising to convert Kenya to an Islamic state that bans Christianity.[267]
  • Obama's claims of conversion to Christianity arose after he became politically ambitious, lacking a date of conversion or baptism.[268]
  • In the book Obama,"Renegade" his friends say that "he actually really wasn't much of a churchgoer." [269]
  • On the campaign trail, Obama was reading "The Post-American World" by Fareed Zakaria,[270] which is written from a Muslim point-of-view.[271]
  • Contrary to Christianity, the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya encourages adherents to deny they are Muslim if it advances the cause of Islam.
  • Obama uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for "Pakistan" rather than the common American one.[272]
  • Obama was thoroughly exposed to Christianity as an adult in Chicago prior to attending law school, yet no one at law school saw him display any interest in converting. Obama unabashedly explained how he became "churched" in a 2007 speech: "It's around that time [while working as an organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago] that some pastors I was working with came around and asked if I was a member of a church. 'If you're organizing churches,' they said, 'it might be helpful if you went to a church once in a while.' And I thought, 'I guess that makes sense.'"[273]

    *Obama is mentioned as helping to organize the 1995 million man march led by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam. [274]
  • Obama visited "more than one mosque" in Kenya while on a political trip there but did not visit any churches, although there are a large proportion of churches and even a National Temple in Kenya.[275]
  • Obama refuses to refer to the United States as "our country", "What I think we know separate and apart from this incident -- is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."[8]
  • Obama has chosen the Secret Service code name "Renegade". "Renegade" conventionally describes someone who goes against normal conventions of behavior, but its first usage was to describe someone who has turned from their religion. It is a word derived from the Spanish renegado, meaning "Christian turned Muslim."[276]
  • Obama enjoyed a bigger increase in voter support in 2008 (compared to 2004) by Muslims than by any other voting group, including blacks;[277] "Muslim turnout in the U.S. elections reached 95 percent, the highest Muslim turnout in U.S. history."[278]
  • "President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend [Sunday] church services since winning the White House earlier ..., a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors."[279][280]
  • Obama used his Muslim middle name when sworn in as President.[281][282]
  • Obama botched his public oath of office in which he placed his hand on a Bible, then chose not to use the Bible for his real, private oath.
  • At the G20 summit in April 2009, Obama bowed deeply to Saudi King Abdullah, a Muslim who is also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.[283]
    President Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia - April 2009
    Never before in the history of the U.S. has a president displayed such shocking deference to a foreign official and Obama has not bowed to any other royal leaders. Obama later stated, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect."[284] Obama's spin doctors and left-wing apologists dismissed the obviousness of the bow. One anonymous aide stated, "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah."[285] However, in video of the incident, Obama's left hand can clearly be seen staying at his side until after he had finished his bow.[286] Additionally, Obama also met with Queen Elizabeth, who is much shorter than King Abdullah, but he did not bow when he shook her hand and neither he nor the queen appeared to have any difficulty.[287] (Many liberals and even a handful of conservatives have proposed that President Bush also bowed before King Abdullah.[288] However, there is a vast, inexorable difference between bending down to receive a medal as Bush did and bowing in deference to a foreign leader as Obama did.)
  • Obama required that a religiously affiliated college take the extraordinary action of concealing with wood the monogram "IHS", which represents the name of Jesus, during a speech by Obama there[289]
  • On more than one occasion, Obama verbally attacks the economic livelihood of Las Vegas for unknown reasons. The reason may be his contempt of gambling which is forbidden in the Koran. [290]
  • Americans of the Muslim faith give Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religion. [291]

Obama tries to downplay his Islamic background by claiming that his Kenyan Muslim father was a "confirmed atheist" before Obama was born, but in fact less than 1% of Kenyans are atheists, agnostics, or non-religious.[292] There is apparently no evidence of any Christian activities or local church participation by Obama while he was in Massachusetts from 1988 to 1991, nor of Barack Obama's joining of a Mosque (The Islamic house of worship) at any time in his life. Finally, Obama abruptly left his radical Christian church in Chicago in 2008, when it became politically controversial, without first finding another church to join. On April 7, 2009, Obama visited a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.[293]

Barack Obama and Liberal Elitism

See also: Barack Obama and liberal elitism

Obama has consistently shown himself to be a liberal elitist who looks down on "ordinary" Americans. Asked while campaigning for the Pennsylvania primary to explain why small-town Democrats did not support him, Obama fumed "it's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." When Obama made this remark he was alluding to small-town people who had experienced long periods of joblessness. In response to predictable outrage when his remarks were unexpectedly publicized, Obama did not recant his statement but instead replied, I "didn't say it as well as I should have."[294] Although many rural counties went for McCain, Obama carried the state with 54.6% of the vote, compared to 44.3% for John McCain.[295]

In an attempt to counter the view held by many of Obama's elitist and bourgeois lifestyle, he began running campaign ads claiming that he "worked his way through college and Harvard Law." This claim is at best an exaggeration, as Obama only held summer jobs while in college and law school[296], and he would have likely benefited from special scholarships not available to most students.

Obama's Charitable Giving

For more information please see: Barack Obama and uncharitableness

In the years 2000 through 2004, before becoming a United States Senator and being in the public spotlight, Obama gave less than 2% of his earnings to charity even though he made $250,000 per year. Since becoming a national figure, that amount has jumped to about 6%.[297]

Below is Obama's charitable giving expressed as percentage of his income for the years of 2000 to 2006 when he was earning about $250,000 per year:

  • 2000: 0.9%
  • 2001: 0.5%
  • 2002: 0.4%
  • 2003: 1.4%
  • 2004: 1.2%
  • 2005: 4.7%
  • 2006: 6.1%[298]

Obama's charitable giving pattern is not surprising given what we know about United States liberal politicians and charitable giving and also the charitable giving in the general population of liberals in the United States.[299][300]

Liberal politicians and uncharitableness

For more information please see: Liberal politicians and uncharitableness.

The political magazine the American Spectator declared:

The last two Democratic Party nominees for President have come up short on the charity scale. Al Gore has been famously stingy when it comes to actually giving his own money to charities. In 1998 he was embarrassed when his tax returns revealed that he gave just $353 to charity...

Senator John Kerry likewise has a poor record. In 1995 he gave zero to charity, but did spend $500,000 to buy a half stake in a seventeenth century painting. In 1993, he gave $175 to the needy. Later, of course, Kerry married the rich widow Theresa Heinz, and today is active in charitable causes using the Heinz foundation as his vehicle...

[Senator Ted] Kennedy’s tax returns are obviously a closely guarded secret. But when he chose to run for President in the 1970s, he released some of them. With a net worth of more than $8 million in the early 1970s and an income of $461,444 from a series of family trusts, Senator Robin Hood gave barely 1 percent of his income to charity. The sum is about as much as Kennedy claimed as a write-off on his fifty-foot sailing sloop Curragh.[301]

Liberals and uncharitableness

For more information please see: Liberals and uncharitableness.

In March of 2008, George Will cited a study by Arthur C. Brooks, a professor at Syracuse University, which indicated that American liberal households earn more than conservative American households but give less to charity.[302] In addition American conservatives donate more time and given more blood than American liberals.[303]

Radical leftism and ACORN

Main article : ACORN
Obama was lead attorney for ACORN Housing prior to the subprime mortgage crisis and has extensive experience with the groups "community organizing" tactics.[304] ACORN has been accused of voter fraud, facilitating tax fraud, human trafficking, and child prostitution.

Madeleine Talbot, a leader of the Chicago Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), was arrested along with ACORN members while pursuing direct action against the Chicago City Council. Talbot hired Obama to train her staff in organizing techniques. From 1992 to 2004, Obama ran leadership training sessions.[305] According to the Chicago Daily Herald, Acorn demonstrators pushed over the metal detector and table used to screen visitors, backed police against the doors to the council chamber, and blocked late-arriving aldermen and city staff from entering the session.[306]

In 1994 Obama represented ACORN in the Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank suit against redlining. ACORN was the driving force[307] behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton Administration that greatly expanded the Community Redevelopment Act (CRA). Obama represented ACORN before Clinton administration regulators in this effort. With the new regulations, ACORN used its subsidiary, ACORN Housing, and the threat of lawsuits under fair housing laws, to induce lenders to expand subprime lending, or so-called "toxic assets." A 2007 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis notes 50% of all subprime mortgages were in predominantly minority census tracks.[308] [309][310]

In the weeks leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, MSNBC reported the FBI was looking into ACORN voter fraud in several states.[311] Obama's staff worked to delay investigations into Obama's former employer. In this way, hundreds of thousands, if not many more, votes may have been overcounted. [43]

The influence of Maoist thought

For more information, see Maoism

A deep strain of Maoist thought has pervaded Barack Obama's influences throughout his life and persisted in appointments he has made as President.

SDS veteran and Progressives for Obama webmaster[312] Carl Davidson first met Barack Obama through the Chicago New Party, whose endorsement and campaign workers Obama sought and accepted in his run for the Illinois state senate in 1996. Davidson organized the October 2002 rally at Federal Plaza in Chicago[313] where Obama was established as a chief spokesperson for anti-US foreign policy. Davidson was a leading member of the October League (OL) and the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), or CP(M-L)[314] hailed by Chinese Communist Party chairman Hua Guofeng at banquet for CP(M-L) leaders in Beijing in 1977 as the semi-official Maoist party in the United States. Hua Guofeng declared the founding of the CP(ML) a “new victory of the Marxist-Leninist Movement in the U.S.”[315] Davidson is a longtime supporter of the VVAW[316] whose chief spokesman John Kerry charged American servicemen with war crimes. The VVAW worked in collusion with North Vietnam and the Vietcong to organize a domestic insugency[317] and the defeat of the United States in Vietnam.[318] In 2004 Davidson said, "the U.S government, at least over the past 50 years, has been the chief terrorist and sponsor of terrorism in the world."[319]

Shepard Fairey, designer of the official Obama hope and change logo, is more known for his anti-American and pro-communist themes. Here a Maoist revolutionary is depicted. [37]

Obama appointed Anita Dunn as White House Communications Office Director in April 2009. In June 2009 Dunn publicly declared herself, before a group of high students, to be a deep admirer of Chairman Mao's political philosophy. Mao is recognized as the largest mass murderer ever on the planet.[320]

Obama appointee Van Jones was a founder[321] of the "often vulgar Maoist"[322][323] organization STORM. STORM's own literature describes the organization as laying a foundation to build "Third World communism." The group studied Lenin's theories of the state, revolution, the party, and "the political ideas of Mao Tse-tung."[324] According to the document, the "growing Maoist orientation" within the group was a factor contributing to internal strife and the group's eventual dissolution.[325] The document states that in addition to "the basics of Marxism, including dialectical materialism," it conducted "a group reading of Mao's On Practice and On Contradiction" and "pushed at or went beyond the limits of the traditional Marxist canon, studying such topics as revolutionary feminism, the Palestinian liberation struggle, transgender liberation, methods of evaluation, self-care for cadre and revolutionary mass [community] organizing."[326] The group was extensively involved in the community organizing movement.[327] In 1992 the premier Maoist organization in the United States, the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP)[328] and offshoot of SDS was instrumental in fomenting riots in Los Angelas in which 58 people were killed, and more than 2,300 injured in the wake of the trial of four police officers charged with beating Rodney King.[329] Van Jones traveled from Connecticut to be on hand and was arrested in the aftermath.[330] Van Jones is also a founding board member of Apollo Alliance for clean energy and so-called "green-collar jobs." [44] Jeff Jones is the New York State director of Apollo Alliance. [45] Jeff Jones was a member of the Maoist Action Faction of SDS and along with Ayers and Dohrn co-authored Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-imperialism based on the Sayings of Chairman Mao.

Obama Car Czar Ron Bloom declared himself in agreement with Chairman Mao and referred to the free market system as "nonsense."[331]

Obama fundraiser, personal friend, and former employer Dr. Bill Ayers' teaching curricula relies heavily on material that use Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Fidel Castro as authoritative sources.[332] Ayers has been a committed Maoist since at least 1969.[333] Ayers is said to have ghost written part of Barack Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father.[334] Ayers was a leader in the SDS's Maoist "Action Faction" which became the Weather Underground (WUO). Ayers, Jeff Jones, and Mark Rudd of Progressives for Obama paid homage to Anna Louise Strong, author of the The Thought of Mao Tse-tung,[335] after purging deviationist elements from the SDS leadership in 1969.[336]

Ayers wife, former FBI Top Ten Most Wanted terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, worked in the Law Firm of Sidley Austin[337] in the late 1980s where Barack, Michelle Obama, and Dohrn first met. Dohrn participated in the purging of CPUSA elements from SDS leadership and declared the refurbished SDS leadership would be responsible for the correct Marxist-Leninist line and would exclude non-Maoist, "deviationist" views. Dohrn held the leadership position of Inter-Organizational Secretary in the SDS National Office. The Ayers/Dohrn faction of SDS formed the Weather Underground Organization. SDS Regional Community Organizer David Gilbert declared violent Third World revolution was the only way to achieve "world communism," the goal of WUO.[338]

ACORN founder Wade Rathke was an alumni of the Maoist dominated Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).[339] Obama told ACORN "during the transition, we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."[340]

The Honolulu Record, the newspaper Obama's mentor Frank Marshall Davis wrote for was accused of Maoist deviationism during the Sino-Soviet split by its CPUSA overlords.[341]

Jeremiah Wright and liberation theology

Obama and Jeremiah Wright.
Despite Wright's rabid and sarcastic anti-American sermons, the Obama's regularly took their two small children to hear him speak. One Obama supporter remarked, "I cannot fathom allowing my children to hear filth from the pulpit."[342]

Obama and his wife (raised a Baptist) were members of the Trinity United Church of Christ[343] in Chicago. The church embraces black liberation theology and its emphasis on empowering so-called "oppressed groups" against "establishment forces." This denomination was the first in America to ordain gays as ministers.[344] According to his sister, Obama was baptized at this church the same year.[345] Obama describes his conversion in The Audacity of Hope. The title was inspired by one of Wright's sermons. After 20 years of being an active member, in April 2008 candidate Obama made public statements poised to set him at odds with the man who conducted his wedding and baptized his children. With the negative publicity persisting, a month later Obama ended the friendship, left Wright's church, and blamed the media.[346] Obama claimed “It’s not fair to the other members of the church who seek to worship in peace...", and distanced himself from Wright's sermons as "a bunch of rants that aren't grounded in the truth."[347][348] Wright had been making inflammatory comments and posting his sermons online for sale. These include the statement "G-d damn America," and in describing the September 11th attacks, "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."[349] In addition, Rev. Wright blamed America saying "We supported Zionism shamelessly while ignoring the Palestinians and branding anybody who spoke out against it as being anti-Semitic."

Daniel Pipes claims that Obama was raised a Muslim because he attended classes on the Koran while attending a Muslim school.[350] Obama did attend a school administrated by Muslims but CNN reports that it was a non-religious public school attended by students of many faiths, not a madrassa.[351]

In Indonesia, I'd spent 2 years at a Muslim school, 2 years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I'd pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words. Sometimes the nun would catch me, and her stern look would force my lids back shut. But that didn't change how I felt inside." [352]

Obama has described his upbringing as occurring in a non-religious environment.

In sum, my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the anthropologist that she would become; it was a phenomenon to be treated with a suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment as well. Moreover, as a child I rarely came in contact with those who might offer a substantially different view of faith. My father was almost entirely absent from my childhood, having been divorced from my mother when I was 2 years old; in any event, although my father had been raised a Muslim, by the time he met my mother he was a confirmed atheist, thinking religion to be so much superstition. And yet for all her professed secularism, my mother was in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I've ever known. She had an unswerving instinct for kindness, charity, and love, and spent much of her life acting on that instinct, sometimes to her detriment. Without the help of religious texts or outside authorities, she worked mightily to instill in me the values that many Americans learn in Sunday school: honesty, empathy, discipline, delayed gratification, and hard work. She raged at poverty and injustice.[353]

Michelle Obama and Liberal Elitism

For more information please see: Michelle Obama and liberal elitism

Michelle Obama and Patient Dumping Allegations

Michelle Malkin and others allege that Michelle Obama created a patient dumping scheme for a Chicago health care facility.[354][355][356] In March of 2009, the American Thinker wrote:

Substantial coverage was given to a recent indictment of the program by the American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP's president, Dr. Nick Jouriles, released a statement suggesting that the initiative comes "dangerously close to ‘patient dumping,' a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Labor and Treatment Act, and reflected an effort to ‘cherry pick' wealthy patients over poor."[357]

Michelle Obama

In 2008, the Huffington Post was reported that Michelle Obama wore $540 Sneakers to a food bank. [358]

Powerline offers the following criticism of Michelle Obama:

She says that she and Barack were born to parents of modest means, not with "silver spoons" in their mouths. Nobody knows the trouble they've seen. The burden of paying for her undergraduate education at Princeton and her law school education at Harvard has scarred her. It remains a motif of her stump speech. No one is accorded a chance to ask her if she thought about attending the University of Illinois, or if she's grateful for any of the financial assistance that facilitated her and her husband's attendance at the finest institutions of higher learning in the United States.[359]

Books

  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. (B. Obama and, allegedly, William Ayers [360]) ISBN 0307383415
  • The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. (B. Obama) ISBN 0307455874
  • Barack Obama in His Own Words. (B. Obama and Lisa Rogak) ISBN 0786720573
  • Change We Can Believe In. Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise. (B. Obama)
  • The Case Against Barack Obama. The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate. (David Freddso) ISBN 1596985666
  • The Obama Nation. Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality. (Jerome R. Corsi) ISBN 1416598065
  • Obama Unmasked. Did Slick Hollywood Handlers Create the Perfect Candidate? (Floyd Brown and Lee Trexler) ISBN 0936783591
  • Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. (Andy Martin) ISBN 0965781240
  • The Audacity of Deceit. Barack Obama's War on American Values. (Brad O'Leary) ISBN 1935071025

Quotes

  • Early in his campaign for president in 2007, Obama declared in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue ... my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."[361]
  • "This country is going to honor our collective responsibility." [46]

See also

President Barack Obama meets with former President George H. W. Bush in the Oval Office, Feb. 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

Further reading

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    August 12-18: Eleventh Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Mao and the Cultural Revolution are given positive assessments but the Congress officially declares the Cultural Revolution ended. That same month, CPC chair Hua Guofeng and U.S. CP(M-L) chair Mike Klonsky exchange toasts at banquet for CP(M-L) leaders in Beijing; this is effective recognition of the CP(M-L) as the semi-official pro-China party in the U.S. The June founding of the CP(ML) had been hailed by a top CPC leader as a “new victory of the Marxist-Leninist Movement in the U.S.”...
    1979- Beginning of crisis and collapse of CP(ML)... In early 1979 there was also a trip to China by representatives of CP(ML), LRS, RWH, PUL, BACU and other “pro-China” collectives as part of the efforts to build unity among all those who supported the CPC and the Three Worlds Theory, but the Chinese do not press the groups to unite although they effectively withdraw the idea (as does CP(ML) itself) that the CP(ML) is “the” party in the U.S...
    U.S. Peace Council, with CP activists in pivotal positions, is founded...
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  317. Directive on the American Antiwar Movement captured by US military forces in South Vietnam on May 12, 1972, is a communist Directive designed to motivate discussions within Vietnam about promoting the ongoing antiwar activities in the United States. The fifth paragraph of this document makes clear that the Vietnamese communists were utilizing for their propaganda purposes the activities of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The protest described as occurring from April 19 through April 22, 1971 coincides directly with the dates of Dewey Canyon III, the Washington, DC, protest led by John Kerry, during which John Kerry's testimony before Senator Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee was a televised centerpiece. The description of the protest activities in the Directive even include the "return their medals" ceremony in which John Kerry and other VVAW members threw their medals and/or ribbons toward the steps of the US Capitol, with several shouting threats of violence against their government as they did so.Retrieved from www.wintersoldier.com, March 16, 2010.
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