The following is an Email forwarded to me by a friend. Some variation of it has been around since 2011 (at least), but, it keeps surfacing. Although normally I just ignore nonsense like this, I decided this time to run through the claims and see if there were any valid claims in the pile. I also put in some rebuttals, here and there, too. As you can tell, if you plough through it, there is very little truth to this…. The Sad thing is that there are a lot of folks, including some fairly well educated people, who believe this nonsense… I apologize for the length of this posting, but, it kind of snuck up on me, and, by the time I realized how much there was, my CDO had kicked in, and I found it impossible to NOT rebut the lies I found.
WHEN – he [President Obama] refused to disclose who donatedmoney to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, peoplesaid it didn’t matter.
While it is true that Pres Obama hasnot taken the time and expense to list the millions of people whodonated small amounts to his campaigns, to imply that OTHERcandidates DO provide this information is an out and out lie. Not a single candidate ofeither party is willing to release donor lists without being forcedto do it. After all, how many donor lists do the Koch brothersshow up on? Almost none….yet they are pumping billions of dollarsinto the political system to manipulate it so as to turn it intoTHEIR vision of paradise. And folks, if you think that vision isgood for you….Well….think again.
WHEN – he received endorsements from people like LouisFarrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.
It is true that Louis Farrakhan saidObama was America’s New beginning. But, considering the crap thatpeople of color have had inflicted on them for decades, I suspect that almost anyone that was not anold, white guy would look good. Also, Pres. Obama IS a community activist, trying to improve the lot of the disadvantaged in America… Since then, Farrakhan has hadplenty of criticism of President Obama.
Kaddafi not only did notendorse Pres. Obama, but, the fact that a little while after takingoffice, the USA, under the control of Pres. Obama, encouraged hisoverthrow and execution, which, if Kaddafi HAD been a supporter of President Obama would have put a chill on that relationship. . Remember that under earlier presidents, the USA had bombed many ofKaddafi’s homes, killing his children and wives, but missing him –so he would have no love for ANY part of the USA.
Chavez calledDubya “The Devil”, but did say he thought Pres. Obama was anintelligent man, and was a good president. Venezuela has sufferedfrom sanctions so that sounds more like sucking up to try and getaccess to American Markets than any real love for Obama! It issimplistic and unwarranted to imply that the endorsement of any ofthese men means that Pres. Obama is not one of the best presidents America has had in the past 30 years…
WHEN – it was pointed out that he was atotal newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything exceptcommunity organizing, people said it didn’t matter.
No one comes into the presidency thefirst time as an experienced veteran. Also, Pres. Obama is aconstitutional lawyer and one step below a full professor in thesubject. He has, indeed, done other things in his life. Besides,if the President is supposed to understand America and do what isbest for ALL citizens, then, which is the better choice? A high-endlawyer who is so rich that they do not know how to use a barcodescanner, and whose interactions with poorer folks is very carefullycontrolled and limited, or a man who was down in the trenches, seeing how the government and other citizens screw each other over,how the citizens financial situation is eroding away thanks to thegreed of Wall Street, and, fighting to bring justice, fairness andmercy to the needy in society? I would go with the latter myself.
WHEN – he chose friends andacquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who wererevolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.
Do you remember the 60s, when Ayersand Dohrn were part of the Weather Underground? It was a time whenradical changes were happening in American society, and, thegovernment was proving exactly how much of an enemy of the people itwas. It is true that they made some unwise decisions during thattime, that had long-term consequences. But, they faced them, paidtheir price by spending time in jail and on probation, and, today aretrying to be the best citizens they can be. As a part of that theyare still questioning authority…but, now it is within the system. Can any of us honestly say we got through our 20s without making ANYbad decisions, or taking actions that, looking back, might have beendone differently? I think not. So, let him/her that is withoutsin cast the first stone. Again, while he might have been acquainted with them, there are no documented signs that he embraced their radical philosophy.
WHEN – his voting record in theIllinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.
Ok…I did not search out everycriticism of his voting record, but, the first several I found wereeither on Constitutionally questionable laws, or, complicated and(in some cases) unnecessary laws that were subject to mis-use. SO, since the only folks that seemed to hate him for his votes areRight-Wingers, it sounds more like an agenda thing than a rationalthing.
WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapelpin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’tmatter.
He stopped wearing the pin as a matterof course after 9/11, because he saw a lot of people wearing it thatwere not acting like patriots and good, American citizens. Herealized that it had become a meaningless symbol, and so decided hewas going to make sure his ACTIONS spoke to his patriotism. I haveto say that I agree, as I have seen too many people in the pastcouple of decades who have been waving the American Flag like anicon, and, acting more like the Taliban or ISIS. Actions speaklouder than words….
WHEN – people started treating him as aMessiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises,people said it didn’t matter.
There is a book, “A child of hope”that is written on about a third grade level, that pushing the simplelessons of hard work, honesty, caring for others and trying to makelife better. It is apparently used in some schools as readingmaterial. Now, it is for 9 year old kids, so of COURSE it issimplistic…but, I do not see anyone besides Conspiracy Loonies andRight-Wingers who are claiming that it paints Pres. Obama as theMessiah! This is spin to push and agenda.
WHEN – he stood with his hands over hisgroin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge ofAllegiance, people said it didn’t matter.
There is a little to much interest inPres. Obama’s groin here. There is one -and only ONE pictureshowing him standing with his hands clasped in front of him duringthe Anthem. And yes, like most men, his arms are long enough thathis hands are indeed, at groin level. Pres. Obama is a human likethe rest of us. Who knows how tired he was that day, or distractedbecause of worries. Will we condemn a person for ONE mistake? Itwill go a long way towards cutting the excess population….and I amsure that the author will be one of the few remaining alive, as sheis obviously perfect every moment of the day.
WHEN – he surrounded himself in theWhite House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion,pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silencethe opposition, people said it didn’t matter.
Pres. Obama, like every otherpresident before him, has advisors that, in general, agree with hisplatform. This is hardly a surprise. After all, Dubya had Cheneyas his number one advisor, and HE wants to take us back into themiddle of the Cold War, and bankrupt America with war spending thatenriches him and his buddies. As for the homosexual marriagething…No one is forcing anyone to get married to a same-sex spouse. Rather, the push is to give those people who happen to love and bepair-bonded to a same sex person the same rights that every otherAmerican has. Finally, while there have been some issues withfreedom of speech that I am not happy with….the changes are so farfrom what is implied here that they are not even on the same planet. After all, neither the Author, nor any of the congress-critters, orany member of Fox News, or Rush Limbaugh, or any of a thousand otherpeople foaming at the mouth with hate over what President Obama isdoing has vanished, or been censored. Know what would happen ifPres. Obama was REALLY intent on silencing opposition? Let us sayyou are shaun Hannity, or Rush Limbaugh. One day your neighborswould wake up to find the front door of your house standing open, andno one there. There would be a chance that the same thing wouldhappen at the homes of your parents, brothers and sisters. Everyonewould be gone, and you would never be seen again. It MIGHT happenthat in a few decades, some explorer driving through the deserts inthe South West might find a femur sticking out of the ground, but,even that is unlikely. There might be a little burst of puzzlementover where you had gone, but, that would pass quickly, and you wouldbe forgotten. That does not happen in America, because ALLpresidents respect the Constitution and the limits it places onGovernment….We are a society of laws…not a dictatorship…andevery one should thank their lucky stars this is true.
WHEN – he said he favors sex educationin kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said itdidn’t matter.
Actually, there have been a number ofscientific studies that have shown that a simple introduction tohuman sexuality to young children produces positive results. They tend tobe more understanding of others, respectful of the other sex, andless likely to end up unwed parents in their late teens. Of courseone has to work on the level the kids can deal with. It is not likethey are showing them hard-core porn and saying “This is how mommyand daddy made you”. As for the concept of homosexualindoctrination….that is so delusional that it ceases to be funny. It does not exist because homosexuality is not a choice! It is aresult of the way the brain is wired, and, that is genetic in nature. If you really believe this…then, let me ask the author…when didYOU decide to be heterosexual? That having been said…yes…as a partof that sexual education, the subject of LGBT folks will beaddressed…it cannot be ignored. Also, by the by I suspectpedophilia will be talked about too…
WHEN – his personal background waseither scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him,people said it didn’t matter.
Unless there is some proof to supportit, this statement is nothing more than an out and out lie, included only to push the author’s agenda.
WHEN – the place of his birth wascalled into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate,people said it didn’t matter.
Why am I not surprised that the authoris a birther? I am fairly sure she will hold onto that delusion no matter what. Thefact of the matter is that there is much independent evidence thatObama was born in Hawaii, and, he HAS released a copy of his birthcertificate. So, again…nothing more than a lie to push anagenda.
WHEN – he had an association in Chicagowith Tony Rezco- a man of questionable character, who is now inprison, and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of hishome – people said it didn’t matter.
Another lie. Rezco and Obama’s onlyconnection was that they bought lots next to each other that had beensubdivided by the original owner. Later on, Obama did buy a strip onRezco’s land, to get a bigger yard (I assume for his kids). Rezcohad nothing to do with Obama’s purchase. He got a discount on thehouse because it had been on the market for months and it was WAYoverpriced. His bid was a bit better than the one OTHER bid for thehouse, so Pres. Obama was able to purchase it at a notable discount..
WHEN – it became known that GeorgeSoros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get himelected, people said it didn’t matter.
It is true that Soros contributed amillion bucks or so to a PAC trying to elect Pres. Obama. On theother hand, the Koch brothers are doing the exact same thing…so Ilook at this as a wash. They are both massively rich 1%ers trying tochange the world. As for him being a Marxist….does the authornot realize that becoming a billionaire and being a “real”Marxist are contradictory views of reality – unless she is talkingabout Groucho Marx, I suppose… So…meaningless spin thatbasically says “A rich guy contributed money to get a Democratelected”. Sadly enough, for the haters, ALL Americans have the right of free speech. This means that anyone can contribute money to whatever candidate they think will be best for them. I suspect that if some investigation were done, the author would find that Soros has contributed to Right-Wing candidates too.
WHEN – he started appointing WhiteHouse Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowedMarxist/Communists, people said it didn’t matter.
First off, Czars is a media term, nota title. It is meaningless and bestows no more power than theoffice they are in has. Secondly, almost any activist of that agewas likely a radical or revolutionary in the 60s. But what we arein youth is not what we are as adults. It is true that one of hisappointments (Anthony Kapel Jones) said he was (for a period acommunist in the early 90s. However, he was only in theadministration from March to September of 2009, so, I do not think hehad any great influence on policy or actions. I suspect a littleresearch would find records of EVERY president firing someone whoturned out to have questionable associations. So…again…spin topush and agenda.
WHEN – he stood before the Nation andtold us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transformthis Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.
This is true. But what WAS thattransformation? I submit that his goal was to try and turn Americaaround from the path of self destruction it was on. He wanted tostop the level of unbridled greed and remove the unregulatedplayground that allowed the hedge fund managers to destroy America’seconomy, leaving it on the edge of death for a decade or more, whilewaltzing off with billions of dollars for themselves. Thesefinancial games not only came close to destroying America’s economicposition in the world, but, it put millions of Americans in financialhardship, and in many cases ended up with them being kicked out ofthe house they had worked so hard to get. It has left many otherswith huge burdens from paying obsolete mortgages on houses that areworth 60% of what the original price was. It has hurt retireesbecause the investment income they depend on for survival and acomfortable life have taken huge cuts. Some folks have had theirnet worth cut by 60% or more….and have gone from a relativelycomfortable state to wondering how long they can stay in their homes,and, each month having to decide “what do I spend money on? Medications? Utilities? Food?”.
As a part of the economic destructionof America were the multiple war fronts that Bush and Cheney pushedus into. Those debacles cost America a couple TRILLION dollars,thousands of dead, and tens of thousands of maimed young men andwomen that will carry the scars with them for the rest of theirlives. The sad thing about this includes the fact that we werepushed into it by a lie. There were no weapons of Mass Destructionleft. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan were sources of the terrorism that brought down the towers on 9/11, and, the end result was that welost. We are leaving the area in far worse shape than we found it,and, our actions while there have managed to create many, many peoplewho now hate America and what it stands for so much that they are ahuge pool of potential terrorists to draw from. And of course, Ihave to point out that after years of Pres. Buish chasing Osama binLaden, and failing to capture or kill him, in a surprisingly shorttime, President Obama achieved that goal, and sent him to feed thefishes. More importantly, President Obama has worked, in spite ofmassive resistance from the Right, to draw down our presence in thearea. Cut down the costs associated with the war, and get our kidsback without more dying.
In addition he vowed to address themassively abusive health insurance industry. Before the ACA, itwas hard to get coverage. If you could get considered for a policy, the companies would dig into every aspect of your life, searchingfor a “pre-existing condition” that would either allow them tojack up your premium, exclude the condition from the policy, or use it to denyyou coverage. Many of the policies that WERE written were total junk. Theywere cheap…true enough, but God help you if you tried to file aclaim. At that point, you would discover they covered nothing, andhad such a high deductible that you would be out tens of thousands ofdollars before they paid a penny out. Far too often the first actiontaken by the insurance company when you filed a claim was to cancelyour policy. Even if you managed to keep the policy, every yearyou would see rate hikes of anywhere from 20% to 60%. Now, many ofthese abuses are regulated and either gone or on the way out. Recent studies have found thatthe actual cost of medical care in America is dropping to sanerlevels too…
To touch on the economic situation inAmerica again for a moment…he saw an America where the Stock marketwas augering down, and the deficit was expanding like a balloon on acompressor. During his administration, the Stock Market hasrecovered to values not seen since the late 90s. The deficit iddown to something like a third of what it was under the previousadministration, and continues to shrink. The economy is still verybad and very fragile, but, unlike under the previous administration,it IS recovering and may, in another few years reach a stronger pointthat is not on the ragged edge of disaster.
I could go on, as the list of thingsthat are GOOD about President Obama wanting to change America is alengthy one, but, I think this makes the point. It sounds to me asif the author is wanting America to stay on a path that is guaranteedto end up with us losing our position as a world power, and becomingmore like England, in terms of our economy and influence.
WHEN – it became known that he hadtrained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN,people said it didn’t matter.
This is a quote from Politifact.comthat pretty well covers this : “Obama once took on a case forACORN. But Obama was never a staff attorney for ACORN. He did not doongoing work for the organization. He handled o ne case along withtwo other attorneys. ACORN was one of several plaintiffs. And theU.S. Department of Justice sided with ACORN in the case. We thinkRove’s comment suggests a deeper legal relationship between Obama andACORN than actually existed. And so we rule Rove’s statement HalfTrue.” Also, there is NO documentation that he ever “Trained ACORN workers”….So..this is nothing more than spin to push the anti-Obamaagenda.
WHEN – he appointed cabinet members andseveral advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said itdidn’t matter.
I could find ONE person – Tim Geithner– who the IRS dinged for taxes he had not paid. In that case, his(fairly reasonable explanation) was that he was under the impressionthat the IMF (which he was attached to for four years, was payingthem. He did file the paperwork, apparently…. Now, I have hadthat happen to me, when I worked for a bit as a consultant. I wasassured that the client was paying the taxes…yet…a few yearslater I got dinged for them because they had NOT done so. In anycase, he did not argue about them, but, paid up, so…this seems likeMORE Spin. As for the Socialist issue….Having a society with a large amount of Democratic Socialsm is not a bad thing, and, if the author thinks America is not that, they are , again, delusional. The Police Force, the Fire Department, the Department of Transportation who keep the roads in shape, and build new roads, are all examples of socialism in America that work pretty well.
WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar,John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizationsand seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.
Apparently, in 1977, Mr. Holdren wrotea book looking far into the future and speculating about possibleroads that might be taken to do population control. Indeed, one ofthem was forced abortion…but only one among several possibleoptions. It was philosophical debate people…not a statement ofcore values. Also, what is important are his beliefs NOW and how hewould handle reality now…Are any of us hanging onto the views we had in 1977? I suspect some are butmost are not, because we have lived about 40 years, and, have a muchbroader view of reality. As for the Seizing babies from teenmothers….not only does that happen today, it has nothing to do withPresident Obama. It has happened for decades! Also I have heardpeople of all political persuasions arguing that this would be a goodcourse of action. Now, the sad thing is that they really have noidea what to do once they have the babies in hand….as there are noeasy or inexpensive answers to that part of the equation. So…doesMr. Holdren “BELIEVE” in these actions? I have not found asingle website that has any objectivity that says “Yes”, andnone of the rabid Right Wing sites care to provide quotes or links tosupport their stance. Once again…a lie in support of an agenda.
WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein asRegulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,”harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animalsto be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said itdidn’t matter.
Ok…Mr. Sunstein apparently supportsthe idea of an “Opt Out” policy on organ donation. Right now,America has an “opt in” that requires the survivors to givepermission to harvest organs. This “opt out” policy is quite common in Europe, actually, and, does not mean that the family cannot tell the doctors they do notwant to donate. What the “Opt In” policy does do is increase the number of organs available for transplant. It also saves time in harvesting theorgans, and, with organs, time is of the essence. Every minute theorgan is left in the body it deteriorates. So if it can be removedquickly, it is going to be in better shape for transplant. An “Opt Out” policy kicks up the number of availableorgans from the 2%-5% in America to the 70% or so that is common inEurope. The more organs that are available, the more people thatcan be saved, and live a relatively normal life. As for therepresenting animals in court….that stems from many years ago, whenMr. Sunstein was advocating for abused animals, and proposed thatFederal law be changed to allow humans to go to court to try andredress the injuries done to them. Finally, about hunting….He isagainst hunting for sport or fun…and there I agree with him,because I look upon anyone that derives joy from the act of killinganother living creature to be damaged. He is fine with defense, orfor food, though…again… I agree with him there.
WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, ahomosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight,Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he hada history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.
First off, why would the sexualpreferences of the director of a program to keep schools safe placefor everyone be an issue? Almost all pedophiles are straight men, soshould we complain about one of THEM being appointed to direct theprogram? The “bad advice” accusation has been made before,and, frankly, is questionable. In any case, any advice was givenafter he was (technically) and adult, and in private conversations. In addition, the events in question happened over 20 years ago… Are any of US giving out the same advice now that we would have 20years ago? I hope not…because there should be a lot of maturing and increase in wisdom ove that 20 year period of living.
WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd asDiversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking fromone and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports HugoChavez, people said it didn’t matter.
Well, first off, Mr. Lloyd was notappointed by President Obama. He was appointed by the FCC -which isan independent agency of the government. Look up this guy’sacademic credentials. He has been an advocate for free speech andcommunication for decades. There is NO sign that he supports HugoChavez ,either – although, even if he did…so what? He was not ata policy level, or a cabinet level, so, it would be unlikely that hewould have ANY influence over America’s path. Granted the FCC doescontrol communications, but, there have been ZERO instances of itattempting to censor speech that did not support the currentAdministration. Fox news, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh as well asmany others are still on the air, are they not?
WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowedSocialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, peoplesaid it didn’t matter.
Valerie Jarrett was not, and is not acommunist or socialist. The closest she MIGHT come to it is that herfather was rumored to have been a part of the Party for a while. But, again, no actual proof. A lie, created by right-wingercommentators to push their agenda.
WHEN -Anita Dunn, White HouseCommunications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favoritephilosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, peoplesaid it didn’t matter.
Spin and a lie created by clipping outa sound bite. Here is what Ms. Dunn actually said:
“DUNN: A lot of you have a great dealof ability. A lot of you work hard. Put them together, and thatanswers the “Why not?” question. There’s usually not a goodreason. And then the third lesson and tipactually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, MaoZedong and Mother Teresa — not often coupled with each together, butthe two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simplepoint, which is, you’re going to make choices. You’re going tochallenge. You’re going to say, “Why not?” You’re going tofigure out how to do things that have never been done before. Buthere’s the deal: These are your choices. They are no one else’s. In 1947, when Mao Zedong was beingchallenged within his own party on his plan to basically take Chinaover, Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Chinese held the cities,they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything ontheir side. And people said, “How can you win? How can you dothis? How can you do this against all of the odds against you?”And Mao Zedong said, you know, “You fight your war, and I’llfight mine.” And think about that for a second. You know, you don’t have to accept thedefinition of how to do things, and you don’t have to follow otherpeople’s choices and paths, OK? It is about your choices and yourpath. You fight your own war. You lay out your own path. You figureout what’s right for you. You don’t let external definition definehow good you are internally. You fight your war. You let them fighttheirs. Everybody has their own path.
And then Mother Teresa, who, uponreceiving a letter from a fairly affluent young person who asked herwhether she could come over and help with that orphanage in Calcutta,responded very simply: “Go find your own Calcutta.” OK? Gofind your own Calcutta. Fight your own path. Go find the thing thatis unique to you, the challenge that is actually yours, not somebodyelse’s challenge”
WHEN – he appointed Carol Browner, awell-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Tradeas the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.
Not only is Ms. Browner NOT asocialist, but, “Cap and Trade” is a Republican idea, supportedby them for years now.
WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, anex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had toresign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.
Touched on this earlier. Van Joneswas a part of the administration from March 2009 until September2009. He was forced to resign not because he was an ex-con or acommunist, but, because he went onto news programs and ranted aboutstuff that showed he was kind of fanatical and bat-shit crazy. So…Pres. Obama took the step to keep his administration in theModerate area….and keep the fanatics out of it.
WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick forHealth and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because hewas a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.
Actually, there were several reasonsthat made it obvious he would not be confirmed. The tax issue arosefrom the fact that he neglected to report the company car and driverhe had as “income” Apparently everyone was so used to himgetting it free as a Senator, that it slipped through the cracks. He did realize the mistake, and self-reported it. He was a bit slowpaying it because it he had not realized it would be such a “Jawdropping amount”. A bigger issue was that in the years since hehad left the Senate, he had worked as a lobbyist for the health careindustry – and that was who he was going to be overseeing. He mayhave thought he could do it objectively, but, I suspect theconfirmation committee would have disagreed.
WHEN – as President of the UnitedStates , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia
And what? This proves that SaudiaArabia is over America now? This is a tempest in a tea cup,frankly. I recall this, and it was more of a polite “incline”. If nothing else, think of it as an example of noblesse oblige onthe part of President Obama. At least he did not go strolling inthe gardens hand in hand with the king! Now, who would do that? Oh yes, It was George Bush!
WHEN – he traveled around the worldcriticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, peoplesaid it didn’t matter.
A lie. The closest to this thatPresident Obama came was to say that we had made mistakes, and wewere trying to clean up our act. He has NEVER slagged the Countryeither when in or out of America. However, when the government orpeople have been failing to live up to the American Ideal, he has notbeen shy about pointing that out.
WHEN – his actions concerning theMiddle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel , ourlongtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.
Not even going to get into that barrelof worms very far. I will say, though, that Israel’s hands have notbeen clean for decades in this conflict. They have taken actionsthat, if it had been anyone else, would have caused the entire worldto condemn them. It is quite likely that President Obama has pointedout this fact, and suggested that everyone clean up their act, andtake a step back. President Obama would like to see a solutionthat allows the Palestinians and Israelis can live in peace, and notbe turning the entire area into a blood-soaked rubble pit. SO, ofcourse, he is suggesting solutions that involve the Palestiniansgetting a little bit, and the Israelis giving up a little bit. Hardly a reason to condemn him, or imply that he is doing a bad job. Would the author rather that we send over a flight of b-52s andcarpet bomb Gaza into a glass-lined swimming pool, so the Israeliscan build a Howard Johnson’s next to it?
WHEN – he took American tax dollars toresettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States ,people said it didn’t matter.
This is a lie. America did spend several millions of dollars, but, it was for humanitarian aid (Food, water, blankets, clothing, etc) and was NOT used to relocate anyone to the United States.
WHEN – he upset the Europeans byremoving plans for missile defense system against the Russians,people said it didn’t matter.
It is true the missile defense system was scrapped. And, I am sure there were some Europeans that were upset about it. However, the threat is not from Russia, but, from Iran and similar countries in the Milddle East, so the attention was turned to changing the location of the equipment. Add to that the fact that it did not work well at all, and, it finally became obvious to even the dimmest wit that it was a waste of money.
WHEN – he played politics inAfghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanderssaid they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.
So, the author is second-guessing the President’s decisions here? Show some proof that the field commanders EVER said that it was a winnable war, or that there were complaints that Pres. Obama sent in troops after too great a delay. The lie here is that anyone really thought that a war in the Middle East was winnable! It never has been, and, America is not a miracle worker that COULD make it happen.
WHEN – he started spending us into adebt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’tmatter.
A lie. Since President Obama has taken office, the deficit (and therefore the growth of the debt) has steadily decreased until is is a fraction of the legacy the previous administrations left. In addition….to ignore the fact that the current debt is the product of decades of foolish policy decisions and pork-barrel greed (mostly by Republican administrations) is denial of the first order. If the author wants to find a scapegoat for the debt, then look to the administrations who passed huge tax cuts, mostly helping the rich and ultra-rich, yet, continued to spend money like drunken sailors. Again…those were Republican administrations!
WHEN – he took a huge spending billunder the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations,unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’tmatter.
Unless there is documented evidence of this, then this statement is nothing more than a lie, attempting to smear the President.
WHEN – he took over insurancecompanies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.
Ok…President Obama did NOT take over anything. Some banks, which were insolvent were closed and sold to other banks. Every automobile manufacturer who received the stimulus LOAN (mentioned above, by the by) has repaid it, with interest. As for insurance companies being “taken over’….what companies? I do not know of a single instance of the government taking over an insurance company. And it did matter because these actions saved millions of Americans from even more financial losses, and, helped regenerate automobile manufacturing in the USA….which kept people working and earning a living. To me, that sounds like a good thing!
WHEN – he took away student loans fromthe banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’tmatter.
This is a lie. The administration has NOT removed student loans from the private banking system. Now, the government has always provided student loans, but, only as one of several options.
WHEN – he designed plans to take overthe health care system and put it under government control, peoplesaid it didn’t matter.
The author is saying this like it was a bad thing, and, frankly, people DID say it mattered! After decades of being abused by the Health Insurance industry, the ACA addresses and regulates the worst abuses, and, ensures that ALL Americans can have access to affordable health insurance. Already millions of Americans that did not have insurance now DO have it, and are able to deal with health issues before they get to be so much of a crisis that a trip to the ER and its horrendously expensive care is the only answer to curing the problem. To imply this is a bad thing for the citizens is, again, a bald-faced lie.
WHEN -he claimed he was a Christianduring the election and tapes were later made public that showedObama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised aMuslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people saidit didn’t matter.
This is such an obvious lie it is amazing anyone has the courage to drag it out again. It has been refuted so often it is not even funny. Like it or not, Pres. Obama is a Christian, has been a Christian for most if not all his life, and, has no inclination to become a Muslim. Now, it is quite possible that, when younger, he did attend a Madrass (which, by the by is the exact same thing as the Christian Schools in America), as part of his educational journey. However, he was there to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, just like the rest of us…not to be indoctrinated into a religious belief. His attendence at a Christian church for his entire life indicates that he is not a very good Muslim at all.
That having been said….why does it matter? If the author will read the Constitution, she will find that one’s religious beliefs are specifically banned as a criterion for qualifying for an office in the government. As long as the president fulfills the duties he swears to in the Oath of Office, who or what he worships is not relevant.
WHEN -he set into motion a plan to takeover the control of all energy in the United States through Cap andTrade, people said it didn’t matter.
Ok…again…Cap and Trade is a REPUBLICAN plan, not a Democratic plan. Secondly, the government already control the Electric Utilities which keep our lives ticking along. Utilities like this are a governmental function, and even the privately owned generating plants are heavily regulated. Finally, President Obama has been in office for five years or more now. There are no signs that any such energy takeover is happening, and, to say it is being hidden is foolish. Nothing that big could be hidden from the media, and, they would be all over it like ducks on a June bug.
WHEN – he finally completed histransformation of America into a Socialist State , people woke up —but it was too late.
Add these up one by one and you get ascore that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama isdetermined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society.
All of the items in the precedingparagraphs have been put into place. All can be documented veryeasily.
Before you disavow this, do an Internetsearch. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and Iwill write that paragraph. Will it read as above or will it be ahappier ending for most of America ?
Don’t just belittle the opposition.Search for the truth. We all need to pull together or watch thedemise of a free Democratic society. We need to seek the truth andtake action for it will keep us FREE. Will our Republic survive? Our biggest enemy is not China , Russia , North Korea or Iran . Our biggest enemy is our complacentselves.The government will not help, so weneed to do it ourselves.
Question….will you delete this, orpass it on to others who don’t know or chose to ignore Obama’sactions and his plans for the USA, so that they may have facts, usediscernment and better judgment when it is time to vote in November,2016 and the ensuing years?
It’s your decision. Does itmatter?……AND WHEN?*
As for this closing paragraph on the letter….I believe that I have not just belittled the author….but have provided factual data to point out the fallacies of their rant. As for their claims of “easily proved” and such….nonsense….again, my replys are based on Net searches that found dozens of examples undercutting their opinions. The thesis that Pres. Obama is trying to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist state is foolish and unsupported by ANY facts. Oh, and why refer to him as “Barack Hussein Obama?” It sounds to me as if the author is trying to sneakily make him seem more of an outsider…NOT of the tribe, so, probbaly a danger to the tribe. Classic manipulation, but, pretty childish of them I have to say….
One ofthe really sad things about this rant is that the author is happy asa clam to complain about how terrible things are, yet, they offer nooptions about what they would prefer to do to fix the problems.
For example, the author takes a coupleof shots at the ACA. Ignoring the fact that it has already providedmany benefits, in spite of its chopped up version that theRight-Wingers forced on the administration, it has already gottenaffordable insurance for millions of Americans; It has eliminatedmany of the abuses the insurance industry implemented in order tomake more profit from the American public, and, it is causing thecost of health care to decrease a bit. More people are able to goto the doctor before an illness becomes a crisis and requires a tripto the ER (Which is the MOST EXPENSIVE way to treat a problem). Thisis helping keep people more healthy and productive. An increasingnumber of Americans, both who have already benefited from the ACA andwho have just heard of it, are changing their opinions away fromhating it to actually liking it. I saw a poll recently that foundthat when people were told some benefits of the health care law, and,asked if they liked ObamaCare, they said they still hated it. Yet,if the same benefits were listed and it was called the ACA, theysaid they liked it pretty well.
That having been said….whatalternative does the author offer? Should we keep the old form ofinsurance, and return vast numbers of Americans to a state where theyfear going to the doctor because they are sincerely afraid that theywill end up financially ruined and in bankruptcy from the costs oftreating their issues? How is THAT good for America?
This continual drumbeat of PresidentObama trying to make America a Marxist/Socialist state simply provesthat the author has no understanding of either philosophy, and,perhaps should spend a bit of time getting some education beforeposting rants like this.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this entry, this Email, in various permutationshas been around since 2011 or earlier, and, has NO more truth to itnow than it did then. It is nothing but ignorance and hate, spewingout and attempting to inflame the emotions of the less educated so asto keep them from thinking about how they are being manipulated inorder to keep the 1% making money without fear of regulation or law.