203 Reasons Not to Vote For                Barack ObamaIn the Words and Works of Obama, his Political Cohorts and         ...
Copyright © 2012 by John WilsonCover Design by Hugo D. LeyCover Photo Credit:John Kershner/BigStock.comJohn Wilson203Reaso...
TABLE OF CONTENTSACKNOWLEDGMENTS ............................................................................................
Acknowledgments        This is a book about a man, an administration – a political party. But, most of all, it isabout our...
Introduction         He called America “mean-spirited” – himself a “blank screen” – and we made him the  th44 President of...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamasaying “we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is ‘just downright mean,’ we...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama         Obama has been relentless in blending the idea of “fairness” with the nee...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamashot at heroin. 16 He told us about “The swagger that carries me into a classroom ...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaas William Ayers, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and through Wrig...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaharshest sermons, Obama gave himself away (not that anyone noticed) when he knew i...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        2001: Ayers – a 60’s radical, leader of the Weather Underground, who once ...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama                                      The PresidencyAfrican Americans for Obama   ...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        Meanwhile, Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, claimed “the bord...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack ObamaTea Party and “Occupiers”       President Obama has ridiculed and denigrated conce...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack ObamaSpending        Where does it stop? In 2009, as he pushed for the “Stimulus,” Amer...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaconstraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.” 73 He h...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaperiod following Obama’s inauguration. To the extent possible, it is my belief tha...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        These are the facts that demonstrate unequivocally, Obama’s disdain for hi...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamawritten, it should be written in a way that every American can read and understand...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamathen in law enforcement - and I am proud to say that military service is a long ho...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        Translation? These decisions will be based solely on statistical norms – o...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama                          See Amazon Author Page and Video Trailer at:            ...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        10   Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the Americ...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama       24          James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation: Twentieth Annive...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama        37             Christopher Andersen, Barack and Michelle, (New York, 2009,...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama       50          National Border Patrol Council, (March25, 2011), NBPC.Net websi...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama       63           President-Elect Barack Obama, (January 12, 2009), ABC News: Th...
203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama       73          Odyssey, WBEZ 91.5FM , Chicago, (2001) audio contained in story...
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  1. 1. 203 Reasons Not to Vote For Barack ObamaIn the Words and Works of Obama, his Political Cohorts and Those Who Know Him Best By John Wilson
  2. 2. Copyright © 2012 by John WilsonCover Design by Hugo D. LeyCover Photo Credit:John Kershner/BigStock.comJohn Wilson203Reasons@att.netISBN: 978-0-9854461-0-9
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTSACKNOWLEDGMENTS .............................................................................................................................. 5INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 7 BEFORE WE KNEW HIM ............................................................................................................................. 7 THE CAMPAIGN YEARS ............................................................................................................................. 10 Jeremiah Wright and James H. Cone .............................................................................................. 11 Professor William Ayers ................................................................................................................. 12 Tony Rezko .................................................................................................................................... 13 THE PRESIDENCY..................................................................................................................................... 14 African Americans for Obama ........................................................................................................ 14 Immigration................................................................................................................................... 14 Energy and Crisis Management ...................................................................................................... 15 Tea Party and “Occupiers” ............................................................................................................. 16 Healthcare Reform......................................................................................................................... 16 Jobs ............................................................................................................................................... 16 Israel ............................................................................................................................................. 16 Spending ....................................................................................................................................... 17 SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................ 17HOW TO READ THIS BOOK ................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.AN OVERVIEW...................................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND ABORTIONS .................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.LIBERALS, AMERICA AND THE WORLD.................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.THE WORK AND WORDS OF OBAMA’S ASSOCIATES ............................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.CONSTITUTION, LAW AND JUSTICE ...................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND AMERICA’S DEFENSE....................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OUR DETACHED PRESIDENT ................................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND A NATION DIVIDED ......................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY ............................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.“OBAMACARE” .................................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND MUSLIM OUTREACH ....................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND THE ENERGY SOLUTION .................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA, OCCUPIERS AND THE TEA PARTY ........................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.RACE CARDS AND RACISM ................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.IS RELIGION SAFE IN AMERICA?............................................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.OBAMA AND OUR CHILDREN ............................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.NOTES .................................................................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.INDEX ................................................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
  4. 4. Acknowledgments This is a book about a man, an administration – a political party. But, most of all, it isabout our Country. America has flourished through the blood, sweat, tears and selflesssacrifices of millions of our people – and because standing beside us – guiding and empoweringus – there have always been the blessings, love, support, and protection of God the Father, Sonand Holy Spirit. I believe that our nation excels because we have always accepted on faith andgiven thanks for the sacrifice made by God’s only begotten son; Jesus Christ, our Savior. Today,many are trying to remove God from our Country and our collective memory bymisrepresenting the beliefs of our founding fathers; perverting the concept of church and stateseparation; and denying that we remain a Christian nation. If they are successful, the light thatis America – the brightest light on Earth – will be extinguished and we will go the way of allfailed civilizations before us. I have faith that He will not allow that to happen, but I alsobelieve that He expects us to play an important role in guarding the precious freedoms he hasgiven us. I thank God for blessing, protecting and watching over our nation and our lives. Ithank Him for allowing me to write this book and humbly pray that it serves his Will. I thank God also for my wonderful wife and soul-mate, who makes my darkest daysbright and my brightest days a touch of Heaven – and who reminds me – every time I look ather – of God’s power, generosity and blessings in our lives. I could not have written this bookwithout her shared love of God and Country, her encouragement and her unconditional love. 5
  5. 5. Introduction He called America “mean-spirited” – himself a “blank screen” – and we made him the th44 President of the United States! Obama is a man that doesn’t like America very much – who, rationally evaluated, hasmade all the right moves toward political self destruction, but is unable to hit bottom –protected as he is, by the unwavering support of a smitten, liberal media. John Podesta reportedly considered Obama as “…capable of being ruthless” andquestioned whether he “felt anything, especially in his gut.” 1 Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, oncedescribed him as “’slightly creepy’ and ‘deeply manipulative.’” 2 “Spengler” writes in Asia Times,“Obamas women reveal his secret: he hates America.” 3 David Mendell describes Obama’s“hidden side: His imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature…” and callshim “…a man of raw ambition so powerful that even he is still coming to terms with its fullforce.”4 David Freddoso calls him “…a shrewd, machine-aligned politician from Chicago – thekind who won’t make no waves and won’t back no losers...” a man who “…plays hardball andknows when to look the other way.”5 Blackwell and Klukowski warn that “In President Obama’sAmerica, dissent will not be tolerated.”6 Given the President’s level of public exposure, it is axiomatic that it should beimpossible to conceal these traits, or his extreme partisanship, an easy disregard for the courtsystem, his condescension and ridicule of ordinary citizens as well as political opponents; hisParty’s disregard for the truth, his reckless spending; and his readiness to revert to communityorganizing practices – rubbing “raw the resentments of the people” and fanning their “latenthostilities.”7 Miraculously – with the media’s help – with a fear of being labeled “racist,” manyhave remained unaware – even defensive – of Obama’s character. Rather than acknowledgingand confronting the true Obama, they prefer to continue projecting “their own views” onto the“blank screen” that represents this charismatic, but duplicitous politician. Before We Knew Him In 1990, Harvard student Obama called America “Mean-Spirited,” hoping we couldbecome more “generous” in the future. 8 In 2008, his wife Michelle, echoed that position, 7
  6. 6. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamasaying “we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is ‘just downright mean,’ we are ‘guidedby fear,’ we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.”9 From telling us that he is followed by security in department stores,10 to his claim thatwhite restaurant patrons throw their car keys to him, 11 Obama’s two books are heavily lacedwith perceptions of racism and thinly disguised contempt for America. He writes from theperspective of an educated, somewhat detached observer – but, seems always less than anarm’s length away from someone with a strong, negative racial message…so much so, that it issometimes difficult to tell whether one of his friends is actually speaking, or if he is using thecharacter to voice his own sentiments. One case that illustrates this point is chronicled inDreams From my Father, when Obama writes: “I could swear that just beneath the sober expression Ray was winking at me, letting me in on the score. Our rage at the white world needed no object, he seemed to be telling me, no independent confirmation; it could be switched on and off at our pleasure. Sometimes, after one of his performances, I would question his judgment, if not his sincerity. We weren’t living in the Jim Crow South, I would remind him…” 12 Here, Obama attributes the cause of his racial epiphany to a friend he calls “Ray,”somewhat confusing the fact that it is he – not “Ray” – who decides that his “rage at the whiteworld needed no object…it could be switched on and off at our pleasure.” He then immediatelyswitches the writing back to “Ray” and portrays himself as the adult in the room, reminding hisfriend they “weren’t living in the Jim Crow South.” Both his books and his work as a Chicago Community Organizer have proven thatObama is good with words. As an Organizer, Obama quickly gained a reputation as an agitator.Mike Kruglik, an early Obama mentor in community organizing, called Obama “a natural – theundisputed master of agitation”13 and this is what Saul Alinsky wrote about that skill: “The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression…. “…When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function – to agitate to the point of conflict.” 14 8
  7. 7. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama Obama has been relentless in blending the idea of “fairness” with the need andjustification for hiking the taxes of all those making more than $250,000 annually. He hasrhetorically and obsessively worked to drive a wedge between Conservatives and Liberals,Republicans and Democrats, the rich and poor of America; between Republicans and Latinos,Latinos and law enforcement, blacks and law enforcement, Republicans and blacks, Catholicsand women, whites and blacks; and between Tea Party members and Liberals, blacks andanyone else who is listening. He has sarcastically pulled passages from the bible, whileembracing the “Muslim World,” as if it were a monolithic political/religious entity. While doingall of this, he has continued to build and benefit from community organizing efforts and hasencouraged the would be revolutionary “Occupiers,” while denigrating middle-aged and elderlytea party members. In short, he has spit on American tradition, fomented turmoil andresentment and recreated a level of divisiveness not scene in decades. Four years after his return from Harvard, as he prepared for his State Senate race, theChicago Reader ran a story on Obama, noting that “…hes entering politics to get back to histrue passion—community organization.” And as President, he has shown time and time againthat his first love is community organizing and that he still knows how to agitate – how to “…rubraw the resentments of the people of the community…” – how “…to agitate to the point ofconflict.” Another attribute that Obama has consistently claimed is “Transparency.” But, hisbrand may not be quite as clear as some would like. Choosing the time, venue and level ofdisclosure convenient to his purposes –President Obama has become adept at righteouslyclaiming transparency, while hiding in plain sight – “…a leaf…in a forest…”15 We may have known, as Obama ran for the Presidency in 2007 & 2008, that he was pro-choice. But, did he make it clear that he was a strong advocate for partial birth abortions, orthat he was stubbornly opposed to providing any lifesaving help to babies who survivedabortion. Perhaps, he was transparent to the extent that the person with questions had donetheir due diligence in ferreting out all the facts. But, to be fair, he has been transparent – though perhaps more in the vein of “hiding inplain sight.” In many conversations with liberal friends, I have found that their favorableassessment of the President has far more to do with charisma and race than with fact –including the facts that he has placed at our disposal in his own books. Though his sales havebeen tremendous, most of the people with whom I have talked, have not read either of hisbooks. Yet, if confronted with any fact presented in either Dreams From my Father or TheAudacity of Hope, he automatically has the high ground. He was transparent. You just weren’tpaying attention. In Obama’s 1995 book Dreams From my Father, for example, he admitted to being acocaine user and to standing in a New York City meat locker, seconds and inches away from a 9
  8. 8. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamashot at heroin. 16 He told us about “The swagger that carries me into a classroom drunk or high,knowing that my teachers will smell beer or reefer on my breath, just daring them to saysomething.”17 To be sure, he tells us a great deal more – and having said so, he has made fulldisclosure. And so, while past cocaine issues sent shock waves across the campaign of hisDemocratic opponent for the U.S. Senate, the public reaction to Obama’s drug and alcoholusage? None. I am reminded of a friend who once said, “The best place to hide something is often in abook.” The Campaign Years America knew little about Obama as we began watching him spar with Hillary Clinton.Many times, he seemed to appear as the young, unseasoned “underdog” in the race, evokingvoter sympathy. But, where was the vetting? When we first heard Hillary allude to Obama’slegal work on behalf of a “slumlord,” it seemed like a cheap shot – more angry rhetoric fromsomeone desperate to save an election. Indeed, as I recall, he was given reasonably freelicense to define what should be considered fair and unfair, or merely a “distraction.” Clearly,he owned the press. As the debates and interviews went on however, it soon became clearthat this was a razor sharp and tough Chicago politician – and nearly as quickly as that wasdiscerned, the primary was over and Obama the winner. The world was treated to watching hisnomination acceptance speech in a surreal – Roman Coliseum type exhibition. Then came John McCain, the American patriot, war hero and seasoned RepublicanSenator. It was quickly apparent that he had no idea how to handle a campaign against BarackObama. In fact, while Obama was slicing and dicing without pity, McCain was almost apologeticin defending his opponent as “a good man” and telling constituents "I have to tell you he is adecent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the UnitedStates." 18 He was rewarded for this largesse with comments from Obama such as “It’s easy torile up a crowd by stoking anger and division, but that’s not what we need right now in theUnited States. The American people aren’t looking for someone who can divide this country —they’re looking for someone who will lead it.”19 America listened – and voted for the Divider,who swore to “Fundamentally Transform the United States of America.” Still, strange names and rumors of unsavory associations began to pop up. The nameTony Rezko had surfaced in a debate with Hillary Clinton during the primary – and thanks toPolitical Commentator Sean Hannity – it was back in the news again, along with such notables 10
  9. 9. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaas William Ayers, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and through Wright – JamesH. Cone.Jeremiah Wright and James H. Cone Recall that Obama’s minister and spiritual advisor – Reverend Jeremiah Wright –triumphantly said after 9/11 that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost?”20 He alsograced us with such patriotic words as "The government gives them the drugs, builds biggerprisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing God Bless America. No, no, no,God damn America21…” Political commentator Sean Hannity identified and examined Obama’s questionablelong and close relationship with an America-bashing minister, who welcomed and gave awardsto Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and accompanied him on a visit to the late dictator,Muammar Qadaffi.22 Wright, who also accompanied Rev. Jesse Jackson to Cuba for a visit withFidel Castro,23 based his philosophy on the Black Liberation Theology expounded by James H.Cone. Examples of this philosophy are found in Cone’s own book: A Black Theology ofLiberation. Cone says, for example: “If the oppressed of this land want to challenge the oppressive character of white society, they must begin by affirming their identity in terms of the reality that is anti-white. Blackness, then stands for all victims of oppression who realize that the survival of their humanity is bound up with liberation from whiteness.” 24 “While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism.”25 Obama, by his own words, had known Wright for 20 years, spending 16 years in thepews of his church and coming to him for both his marriage and the baptism of his children.Miraculously though, Obama was consistent in his representation that in the 832 Sundays thatcomprised his 16 years as Wright’s follower, he had not been present for even one of thoseAmerican-bashing, or race card throwing sermons that gained such notoriety during the 2008election cycle. The success of this claim alone, should have sent Obama on a buying spree forLottery tickets – it’s amazing how lucky a politician can be when members of the press forgetthe definition of journalism. Yet, despite the media help and his alleged ignorance of Wright’s 11
  10. 10. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaharshest sermons, Obama gave himself away (not that anyone noticed) when he knew it best tohave Reverend Wright stand down during his initial announcement for the Presidency. 26 As Wright’s vitriolic rhetoric received increased attention from conservative anchors,Senator Obama sought to counter the political damage by treating it as a mere “distraction.”When this strategy failed to silence the questions, the Senator did what he does best. He gavea speech proclaimed by liberals as a blockbuster, unequaled in history. The Philadelphia speech- “A More Perfect Union”27 – chastised Wright for his divisive comments, but went on to say: “I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed her by on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.”28 In the ensuing days, he would clarify his statement for Philadelphia radio host AngeloCataldi, saying: “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person.”29 In the meantime, Wright’s inflammatory language continued to take center stage in thecampaign. We were quickly reminded of the Obama living just below the easy smile of apolitician. The teleprompters were barely folded before all concerns and reluctance fordisowning him were put aside and a 20 year relationship had been severed with surgicalprecision. Hardly a whisper survived. In the mainstream media, Wright went from “hero to zero”and disappeared from any discussion that could – in any way – impact Obama’s chances forelection.Professor William Ayers 2012: Professor William Ayers is shown on television, providing advice to an adoringgroup of “Occupiers,” a movement that the Canada Free Press says may have beenorchestrated by President Obama. 30 12
  11. 11. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama 2001: Ayers – a 60’s radical, leader of the Weather Underground, who once plantedbombs at the New York Police Headquarters Building, the Pentagon and the Capitol31 –– isphotographed in an alley, an American flag under foot,32 and is quoted as saying I dont regretsetting bombs. I feel we didnt do enough.33 Despite bringing in “many millions” of dollars over several years to fund educationprojects of both Ayers and his radical education allies,34 when confronted with theirassociation, Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “The notion that…me knowingsomebody who engaged in detestable acts…when I was eight years old somehow reflects on meand my values doesn’t make much sense.” 35 Obama’s dismissive response made Stephanopoulos the villain and reduced the Ayersassociation to a footnote. Thankfully for the professor, Obama’s values did allow him to publicly endorse Ayers’juvenile crime book – a book that compared “America to South Africa’s apartheid system, andcontemptuously [dismissed] the idea of the United States as a kind or just country.” 36 And though Obama dismissed with an air of condescension, the idea of a relationshipwith an unrepentant domestic terrorist, author Christopher Andersen notes that Ayers was avery significant contributor to Obama’s first book: Dreams From my Father. According toAndersen, “…oral histories, along with his [Obama’s] partial manuscript and a trunkload ofnotes were given to Ayers.” The finished book, oddly enough, bore a striking resemblance to“Ayers’s own writings.”37 It is safe to say that “acquaintances,” and people who just happen to serve on the sameBoards, do not accept trunkloads of notes to examine in order to effect significant contributionsto their co-member’s book. Yet, the mainstream media was only too anxious to ignore theObama/Ayers relationship – a relationship correctly identified and – like Wright - almost single-handedly examined by Political Commentator Sean Hannity.Tony Rezko Then there was Obama’s troubling association and financial dealings – including thepurchase of his own Chicago home - with some possible help of so-called “slumlord” andconvicted felon Tony Rezko 38 Anybody who was paying attention had to be seeing Obama’spolitical career gone in a puff of smoke - but, only a few people were paying attention and thisshocking scenario never got traction in the mainstream media. 13
  12. 12. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama The PresidencyAfrican Americans for Obama By early 2012, President Obama was publicly advertising “African-Americans for Obama”saying that this campaign was “powered by folks at every level, taking ownership where itmatters most…in your faith community…at work and in school” and mentioning ways ofbecoming involved, including serving as a “congregation captain”39 – all this from a President,who has consistently downplayed the role of Christianity in America and who has taken on atleast two major religious groups. The first, through a U.S. Supreme Court case on the“Ministerial Exception.” The second, through the inclusion of free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in Obamacare. In one sense, as President of the United States, he seems to beurging people of faith to violate federal law by abusing their tax exempt status and engaging inpolitical activities through the church.40 In another sense, he has simultaneously thrown a giantrace card into his re-election bid by essentially calling for a racially motivated voting bloc.Imagine if Mitt Romney announced a “White Americans for Romney” web-site. His politicalfuture would end in a New York minute!Immigration President Obama labeled a police department as acting stupidly, 41 claiming police biasagainst minorities42 and cautioning immigrants that a proposed Arizona immigration law wouldresult in their harassment.43 Then, in 2010, in a desperate attempt to retain a DemocraticCongress, he urged Latin immigrants to “punish our enemies” 44 at the polls. His Administrationwent so far as to report a proposed Arizona Immigration law to the United Nations as a humanrights issue.45 Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State, said he used a Human Rightsmeeting with the Chinese as a forum to discuss the Arizona immigration law: In a May 17tharticle he is quoted as saying he spoke of the law “….early and often.”46 The proposed statutemirrored an existing federal law in effect for more than half a century. While people were being killed on both sides of the border, Obama provided a platformand a supportive position for the Mexican President to lash out at Arizona’s new immigrationlaw. But, he answered the Arizona Governor’s plea for help47 with a lawsuit and an 80 mile “nogo” zone between parts of Arizona and the U.S./Mexican border. 48 As Commander-in-Chief, hewarned Americans against travel in our own country,49 effectively ceding this 80 mile-wide stripof the United States to Mexican criminals. 14
  13. 13. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama Meanwhile, Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, claimed “the border is betternow than it ever has been." 50 Despite this and his reported failure to answer five letters sent by the Arizona Governorto members of his Administration, he allegedly greeted her with icy resentment as he arrived inArizona to campaign for his 2012 re-election bid. But, this may be Obama protocol for airportencounters with Republican Governors. He and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal allegedly hada similar meeting when Obama appeared in Louisiana during the BP oil spill crisis.Energy and Crisis Management President Obama openly brags about his so-called “all of the above”51 energy policy – apolicy that has included drilling moratoriums, slowing the permit process, failing to handle Iran,supporting Brazil’s, rather than U.S. oil production and constantly arguing against subsidies forAmerican oil companies. Only recently, did his Administration approve the building of two newnuclear power facilities – the first such approvals since his election. Interestingly, The SouthernCompany, which will be building those facilities, will also be building a large biomass facility, alarge photovoltaic (solar panel-powered) plant and installing four million “smart meters.”52Could there be a quid pro quo here? The Southern Company will be receiving federal loanguarantees of more than $8.3 billion through the Energy Dept., for the construction of the twonuclear power plants.53 There is still however, a question as to whether or not the companywill succeed with the nuclear facilities over the protests of environmental groups. President Obama, who was quick to criticize President Bush for his handling ofHurricane Katrina, defensively noted in the Gulf’s BP oil spill, that “my powers are not limitless.So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw...” 54 He publiclyboasted that in the case of the oil spill, he was speaking to experts “…so I know whose ass tokick."55 His Administration falsely claimed support of scientists for their Gulf drillingmoratorium56 as well as for their assumptions on the effectiveness of cleanup efforts. 57 He ignored the court ruling against his Gulf drilling moratorium by simply rescinding itand issuing a new one. With little fanfare – certainly, less than the word “Transparency” suggests – he hasdefunded the Yucca Mountain Nuclear storage facility, essentially ignoring the NuclearRegulatory Commission’s warning against any attempt by the Energy Secretary to close thefacility without Congressional Approval. 58 Waste is now being spread across 104 nuclear reactorsites around the Country.59 Is this safer than Yucca Mountain, or is the Yucca defunding simplya political favor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)? 15
  14. 14. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack ObamaTea Party and “Occupiers” President Obama has ridiculed and denigrated concerned citizens in the “Tea Party”movement as “Tea Baggers,”60 while voicing support for the violent, drug using, businessunfriendly “Occupy” movement. And while his Justice Dept. is quick to attack voter I.D. laws ashaving a negative racial impact, he apparently had no problem with permitting an armed BlackPanther member to go free after menacing voters during the 2008 Presidential election. 61Healthcare Reform He pushed Healthcare Reform on a disapproving public,62 labeled and promised todefund Medicare Advantage Plans63 as unnecessary, promised to cut $500 billion fromMedicare spending64 and told America that this would help to improve health care forseniors!65 And lest we forget, he suggested that sometimes it’s better just to give somebody apill, rather than potentially life-saving surgery.Jobs Obama’s stimulus, according to a member of the San Francisco Federal Reserve,boasted 2.4 million nonfarm jobs created or saved by March 31, 2010. By September 30 th, only700,000 remained. 66 Whether any now remain is a question. The Administration takes creditfor reduced unemployment, while the 2012 lower rate still remains above the level precedingthe $787 billion dollar stimulus package and is most benefited by people simply exhaustingtheir 99 weeks of federal unemployment benefits and giving up hope.Israel After he brusquely left the Israeli Prime Minister sitting alone in the White House, whilehe joined Michelle and the kids for dinner, Obama made Israel’s Maariv news, which wrote:"There is no humiliation exercise that the Americans did not try on the prime minister and hisentourage. Bibi received in the White House the treatment reserved for the president ofEquatorial Guinea." 67 16
  15. 15. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack ObamaSpending Where does it stop? In 2009, as he pushed for the “Stimulus,” America’s National Debtwas $10.7 trillion. 68 Obama screamed incessantly, that he had inherited a mess. Twenty sixmonths later, in his hands, the debt had increased to more than $14 trillion.69 By March, 2011,he was fighting desperately to reduce even the meager Republican demanded budget cuts.Finally agreeing to a cut of a token $38.5 billion. The net effect of the cut – said to be $352million in the first year70 – compares (in the context of our National Debt) to a cut ofapproximately $5.03 from a $200,000 income. By the end of February, 2012, the National Debthad grown to nearly $15.571 trillion with some reports projecting $16.4 trillion by the Nov. 2012elections. All the while, President Obama talks with a straight face about fiscal responsibilityand claims the high ground for spending cut recommendations. Summary Initially, Obama the Senator – seemingly coming from obscurity to national prominenceovernight – struck me as similar in some respects to our late President John F. Kennedy. Thatwas a short-lived observation. In terms of his professional life, I will always believe that thephrase “Duty, Honor, Country” was illustrated by Kennedy – a war hero, a man who found itpainful to walk, but who never let his pain show – a man who led the country through apotentially deadly international crisis, unafraid to go nose to nose with a super power – a manwho had the vision to launch our space program and the understanding to arguably have beenready to extricate us from Vietnam in its earliest days. He was a man of courage and even inthe face of a disastrous decision on the Bay of Pigs invasion, he took personal responsibility anddid not attempt to pass the blame to Eisenhower, where much of it may have belonged. By contrast, Obama remains very much the child in Indonesia who shouted “curang,curang” (cheater, cheater)72, blaming others for anything that goes wrong. He has apologizedfor our country; downplayed the role and importance of our religious beliefs; promotedwithout reason or limit, the Islamic faith; vilified those with the vision and entrepreneurial spiritto accomplish great things; attempted to gut both our military and our space program; dividedAmerica with sarcastic and hateful rhetoric; and denigrated hardworking Americans who dareto dissent with his policies. Economically, he is burying us in debt, by stubbornly favoring “investments” matchinghis ideological goals over sound fiscal policy. He has avoided court orders, openly braggedabout circumventing congressional authority, publicly humiliated U.S. Supreme Court Justicesand even chided an earlier Supreme Court for not breaking “…free from the essential 17
  16. 16. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaconstraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.” 73 He has beenembroiled in conflict with the Catholic Church and in the process has alerted and offended allthe major religious groups. His White House is involved in lawsuits with more than half thestates in the U.S. He has promoted community organizing for personal political gain and hasconstantly reached out for our youth. Through zealous teachers, his message has been echoedin classrooms from Kindergarten to high school – and it is difficult not to notice the number ofhis speeches given at colleges, universities and high schools. Obama’s is a fast moving administration. He has many things on his agenda and manypeople placed to initiate and push that agenda. Even as he golfs, plays basketball and enjoysfamily vacations, all cylinders are firing. The idea that he is “Governing” seems a stretch. Infact, his administration appears to be checking off items on a list and doing whatever isnecessary to accomplish them. Healthcare Reform is a great example. Even today, more than50% of Americans want this law repealed and Obama busies himself instead with making itmore encompassing – more deeply entrenched. He has no interest in what America wants.During February, while the polls showed 50% to 39%, the desire of Americans to repealObamacare, DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Rep. D-FL) attempted to reframe theargument to show Americans as “overwhelmingly” in support of the bill. 74 By the end of June,2012, we will have the Supreme Court’s decision on the Constitutionality of “Obamacare” andthat result may very well define the amount of power the federal government will – from thatday forward – exercise over the lives of all Americans. Obama’s staff and Party have taken their lead from the top and it is Over the Top! Weare now in a time, according to Obama and his cohorts, when it is o.k. to “punish our enemies,”when it is o.k. to suggest that white conservatives want all blacks to be hanging from trees, 75when it is o.k. to suggest that honest, hardworking people – when dissenting with Obama’spolicies – are the same people who once wore sheets (KKK), 76 and when it is o.k. to say on thefloor of Congress that the Republican health care plan is to have people “Die Quickly.” 77 Too often, all of these things go unnoticed. Single actions and sound bites are blendedwith the events of the day and soon forgotten. When we have the opportunity to look at thecumulative impact – the relentless march of these words and actions in a compressed format –only then can that vague sense of uneasiness be replaced by a clear understanding of thecurrent assault being made on both our Country and our values. The problem is exacerbated bya mainstream media that has, in some cases, abdicated their journalistic responsibilities andopted instead to become press agents for Obama and Attackers of his political opponents. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama is not a book based on, or written to justifypersonal opinion – though the author’s opinion is expressed without apology. The decision towrite this book was based on numerous events and statements made over the course of the2008 Democratic Primary and general election campaigns, as well as during the three year 18
  17. 17. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamaperiod following Obama’s inauguration. To the extent possible, it is my belief that thePresidency should be Party neutral and representative of all the people of this country. ThisPresidency has been the polar opposite and the result has been a continuous effort to dim thebright light that has since 1776, shone as a beacon from the greatest nation on Earth. In hispersonal arrogance, Obama believes he has a better idea for our Country. He said it himself,when he announced that “ “We’re only five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” 78 I believe our country is in jeopardy today and that if President Obama is re-elected, thechange will truly reflect his promised fundamental transformation. I say this with the greatestof regret, because for a fleeting moment, I believed we were on the edge of the greatest, mostproductive Presidency in the history of this Country. Fortunately, my mind was changed beforeelection day, 2008. And of all the simple things, it was Obama’s terse, dismissive response to achild that began to clear my eyes. When I see a President sneer at any group of Americans – when I see a President thatopenly brags about circumventing Congress and who speaks about the opposition party as ifthey were enemies of the American people, I know as an American, that there is somethingfundamentally wrong. When I see a President who forgets the name of a Congressional Medalof Honor Winner and who keeps an Attorney General who cannot so much as pick up thephone to express his condolences to the parents of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent murdered as aresult of his Department’s operation, I see the absence of patriotism and of fundamentaldecency. When I see a President who takes sides and picks winners and losers, who goes towar with one religion while pandering to another, who misrepresents scientific opinion, whodisregards court orders, who sticks to an agenda, undeterred by the will of the people, I seeelements of an ugly moment in European history being seeded here – needing only time andvotes to grow. But these are my own thoughts and opinions, developed over time. Yours may bedifferent. It is not my intention in this book to beat an opinionated drum in anyone’s ear. The preference in this book is to have Obama, his political cohorts and those who knowhim best, show you in their own words and actions, why this country loses, if Obama wins re-election in 2012. Through examples, speeches and comments, the racial core, divisive nature andduplicity of Obama’s partisan politics emerge, along with his continuous campaign posture, hisapplication of community organizing methods to politics, his impact on our youth and hisdisregard – even contempt – for dissenters. 19
  18. 18. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama These are the facts that demonstrate unequivocally, Obama’s disdain for historicAmerica, the place it has occupied as a world leader and what he surely sees as its completefailure to provide social justice and positive economic outcomes for all its inhabitants – citizens,immigrants and illegal immigrants alike. The class warfare promoted by this President, the divisiveness, arrogance, stubbornnessand partisanship reflected in his words and actions; the distance of his Administration fromAmerican values and traditions, his own over the top and disingenuous rhetoric, themarginalizing of our religious foundations and the perversion of a free press - all of this andmore could easily fill another book of equal or greater length. But there is no time. The issuesare too urgent and the potential consequences of an Obama win, too grave to delay anotherday. We are rapidly closing on the 2012 Presidential election. As Obama activates hiscommunity organizers around the country and as Democrats begin spouting their practicedtalking points – ignoring the real questions and concerns of the American people – Americamust be armed with as much information as possible. We are witnessing, as all students ofhistory know, a very dangerous relationship between this Administration and the media – inthis case, the liberal majority of the media. In this relationship, President Obama, hisAdministration and supporters are all shielded from any critical analysis of their failures, words,actions, and their most indefensible attacks against others. At the same time, conservatives –whether politicians, members of the media, or simply engaged citizens – are considered “fairgame” and characterized as extreme – even un-American. Officials in the ObamaAdministration aggressively attack, or stand mute as others attack conservative media and theyare represented by “czars” with such frightening and toxic positions as considering freedom ofspeech and of the press as “distractions,” or believing that there should be a two-tiered 1stAmendment – separating high and low value speech. I dislike half truths and lies whether they come from the Left, or the Right. I have cometo expect them from the Left, but, it makes them no less disappointing. There are no shortageof problems in government today – certainly, no reason to invent, or embellish. Yet, too often,we find ourselves in the middle of coverage that is more targeted to personal attacks and knee-jerk responses than to important public policy. Ask a policy question directly to a politician andyou’re likely to have the back cover of the phone book read to you. In a word, we should all beshouting “ENOUGH.” We have real problems and a country full of people with great ideas. But,those great ideas don’t matter if we’re not talking to each other in an open and honest manner.If the government is spending our money – and certainly, government has none of its own –then we should have clear, easy and full access to every piece of information (with theexception of classified information, information concerning active investigations, or otherclearly defined exceptions) that has resulted from the use of that money. When a Bill is 20
  19. 19. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamawritten, it should be written in a way that every American can read and understand it. Does aHealthcare Reform bill really require 2,700 pages with constant cross references? When a U.S.Congressman laughs at the prospect of reading a bill – even with attorneys to help – we shouldbe very concerned. Just how “Transparent” is the Obama Administration really? When I see a politician like Paul Ryan, who rolls up his sleeves, develops a plan andpresents it clearly and openly, I am encouraged. When I see a Peter King, or Darrell Issa –undeterred in their search for truth – I am encouraged. When I hear a Marco Rubio speak, I aminspired. But, for each of these, there are also the Maxine Waters’ and the Sheila Jackson Lee’s,who use over the top rhetoric to divide us; the Holder’s, who want the position but are quick tosuggest that it comes without responsibility or accountability for them; the Alan Grayson’s, whoseek to gain through fear and the demonization of their opponents. While conservatives seemfor the most part, to engage in conversation and to make statements regarding policy, liberals –especially under Obama – seem unrestrained in their use of provocative, racially charged, andattack-oriented language. I am thankful for people who cut through the endless, unproductive rhetoric – whodeliver truth and are guided by patriotism – who question boldly and refuse to accept doubletalk in answer to serious questions of the American people. Those who are given a microphone,be it radio, television, internet, or symbolically, through the written word, are also given a greatresponsibility. One of their greatest tests – one failed by many – is delivering the unfilteredtruth, even when it argues against their own political positions. I once considered Glenn Beck extreme. Today…I’m not so sure. People like Glenn, BretBaier, Bill O’Reilly, Deneen Borelli, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Neil Cavuto, DanaPerino, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, David Barton, Brit Hume, MegynKelly, Chris Wallace, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Stephen Moore, Steve Forbes, Michelle Malkin, LauraIngraham, Kirk Cameron, Jonah Goldberg, Mark Steyn and Mark Levin - a very diverse groupthemselves – are part of a much larger group of journalists, commentators, writers andproducers still dedicated to our country and to the truth. So, in that sense, Journalism is still very much alive. So long as the truth lives, there ishope – not Obama’s idea of hope – but, real hope that inspires people to achieve, to honor andpreserve our traditions, and to leave our country and our people better than they found them. But, as you will see later in this book, there are still those who would unapologeticallydiscard our First Amendment rights and use the façade of “journalism” as a “Front” for targetedpolitical attacks and racism. Republicans, Independents and all those who love and cherish America bear atremendous responsibility in 2012 to vote in large numbers for a return to the path on whichour Founders set us in 1776 and to the principles for which so many have since given their lives.I have spent my life in public service – first in the military as a Navy Journalist in Vietnam and 21
  20. 20. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obamathen in law enforcement - and I am proud to say that military service is a long honored traditionin my family, that started with the War of 1812. All of this makes me an average guy, who likeyou, can see and feel the cynicism, negativity and divisiveness that was sold in 2008 as “Hopeand Change” and who, like you, experiences the frustration of not being able to do much aboutit. I have no radio, or television show. I have no newspaper column. I have no other way, butfor this book, to share my concerns with you. I am blessed to be an American and to live in a generous, loving and culturally diverseAmerica – an America of equal opportunity that values and applauds life, individualism, hardwork, competition, innovation, service to country and personal achievement – an Americawhere an average guy still has a voice and still has a chance. I pray that America will always be first, last and always “…one nation under God,indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." And, I When former Governor and conservative activist Sarah Palin suggested that ObamaCare would lead to “Death Panels,” the Left went ballistic. But, was it true? In June, 2009, speaking on ABC’s “Prescription for America,” Townhall on Health Care,President Obama was questioned by a lady, whose mother – at 100 years old – had been toldthere was nothing that could be done for her unless she had a pacemaker. She indicated thatwhile one of the doctors at the time, thought her mother too old for the surgery, he changedhis mind when he spoke to her and “saw her joy of life.” The lady’s question was whether,under Obama Care, such subjective evaluations would be considered, or if the availability ofsuch surgeries would be unavailable based solely on age. Obama’s response, while agonizingly vague until the last few words, should tell all of usexactly where his program leads. “Well, first of all, I want to meet your mom. (Laughter.) And I want to find out what shes eating. (Laughter.) “But, look, the first thing for all of us to understand is that we actually have some choices to make about how we want to deal with our own end-of-life care. And thats one of the things, I think, that we can all promote. And this is not a big government program. This is something that each of us individually can do, is to draft and sign a living will so that were very clear with our doctors about how we want to approach the end of life. “I dont think that we can make judgments based on peoples spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people –“ (Emphasis added) 22
  21. 21. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama Translation? These decisions will be based solely on statistical norms – on age – not onPhysician evaluations based on live observations and findings. He keeps going and eventually gets to the meat: “But what we can do is make sure that at least some of the waste that exists in the system thats not making anybodys mom better, that is loading up on additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care, that at least we can let doctors know, and your mom know, that you know what, maybe this isnt going to help, maybe youre better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.” 79 (Emphasis added) Translation? Under Obama Care, your mom would have gotten a pill instead of apacemaker. That means, according to her doctor, that nothing could have been done for her.The logical conclusion. She would have died. But, a few months later, in his weekly address to the nation, Obama scoffed at thecriticism of so-called “Death Panels,” saying: “And as every credible person who has looked into it has said, there are no so-called ‘Death Panels;’ an offensive notion to me and to the American people. These are phony claims meant to divide us.” 80 At the time of the townhall, the questioner’s mother was 105 years of age. She hadalready been given an additional five years of life, because a qualified, examining physician hadthe sense to make a decision based on the individual, rather than the numbers – and was notrestricted in that decision by government imposed regulations. She was given the pacemaker instead of the Obama pill and was still enjoying life at105!!! America should be very wary of a President who can – for all intents – pass a deathsentence with humor, a smile and positive spin, while calling the recognition of his actions“offensive.” Let’s not forget that this is the same politician who fought for a continuation ofpartial birth abortions and the denial of medical care to babies who survived abortion. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama Available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080JOAUE 23
  22. 22. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama See Amazon Author Page and Video Trailer at: https://www.amazon.com/author/203reasons See Author’s Blog at: www.ourfree50.comIntroduction 1 Bob Woodward, Obama’s Wars, (2010, New York, Simon & Schuster), 38 2 Dinesh D’Souza, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, (2010, Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing),24 3 “Spengler”, (February 26, 2008), Asia Times Online, Obamas women reveal his secret,retrieved October 25, 2010 from http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html 4 David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007,Harper Collins Publishers),7 5 David Freddoso, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agendaof the Media’s Favorite Candidate, (2008, Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing), ix,xi 6 Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution andBuild an Imperial Presidency, (2010, Guilford, CT, Lyons Press), 17 7 Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, (New York, 1989,Vintage Books), 116 8 Allison J. Pugh, Associated Press, (Cambridge, MA 1990), “Law Journal’s Leader Wants to HelpPoor,” appearing in National Section of Altoona Mirror, April 16, 1990, p. B7, retrieved from NewspaperArchive.comhttp://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=70515705&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=5&currentPage=0&fpo=False, using search terms “Barack Obama” “between years 1987-1995”,(Retrieved June 8, 2010) 9 Lauren Collins,(March 10, 2008), The New Yorker.com Profiles, The Other Obama: MichelleObama and the Politics of Candor, retrieved November 2, 2010 fromhttp://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/10/080310fa_fact_collins?currentPage=1 24
  23. 23. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama 10 Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, (NewYork, 2006, Three Rivers Press), 233 11 Ibid, 233 12 Barack Obama, Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, (New York, 2004,Crown), Kindle Version, 81 13 Kyle-Anne Shiver, (January 8, 2008), American Thinker web-site, Obama’s Alinsky JuJitsu,retrieved January 31, 2011 from http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/obamas_alinsky_jujitsu.html 14 Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, (New York,1989, Vintage Books), 116-117 15 Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist, (Boston, 2001, Beacon Press), 229 16 Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 1st pbk Edition,(New York, 2004, Three Rivers Press), 93 17 Ibid, 269-270 18 Sasha Issenberg, (Oct. 10, 2008), Boston.com web-site, Political Intelligence, McCain WarnsSupporters, Calls Obama Decent Man, retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/10/mccain_gets_a_l.html 19 Jonathan Martin and Amie Parnes, (Oct. 10, 2008), Politico Web-site, McCain:Obama Not anArab, Crowd Boos, retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14479_Page2.html 20 Malcolm X – told to Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 33rd printing, (New York,1992, Ballantine Books), 301 21 Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri, (Mar. 13, 2008), ABC News web-site, Obamas Pastor: GodDamn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11, retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/DemocraticDebate/story?id=4443788&page=1 22 Edwin Black, (Mar. 20, 2008), Jewish Journal web-site, Obama ties to ‘separatist’ pastor raisebig questions, retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.jewishjournal.com/articles/print/obama_ties_to_separatist_pastor_raise_big_questions_20080321/ 23 Posted by Humberto Fontova, (Mar. 4, 2010), Big Journalism web-site, The Friends of BarackHussein Obama, The Castro Connection, retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://bigjournalism.com/hfontova/2010/03/04/the-friends-of-barack-hussein-obama-the-castro-connection/ 25
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  25. 25. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama 37 Christopher Andersen, Barack and Michelle, (New York, 2009, HarperCollins e-books),165 38 Binyamin Appelbaum, (March 16, 2008), Boston.com web-site, Home/News/Nation - TheBoston Globe, Obama haunted by friends help securing dream house, retrieved June 10, 2010 fromhttp://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/03/16/obama_haunted_by_friends_help_securing_dream_house/?page=1 39 President Barack Obama, (Posted Feb 2, 2012), Real Clear Politics video, Obama Announces2012 Launch Of "African-Americans For Obama", retrieved March 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/02/02/obama_announces_2012_launch_of_african-americans_for_obama.html 40 IRS prohibitions against nonprofit organizations being involved in political campaigns 41 Foon Rhee - Deputy National Political Editor (July 22, 2009), The Boston Globe web-site:Political Intelligence, Obama: Cambridge police acted stupidly in Gates arrest, retrieved July 30, 2009from http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/07/obama_cambridge.html 42 Ibid 43 Byron York, (April 30, 2010), Washington Examiner Web-site:Politics, How Obama Could LoseArizona Immigration Battle, retrieved May 5, 2010 from http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/How-Obama-could-lose-Arizona-immigration-battle-92460459.html 44 John McCormack, (October 25, 2010), The Weekly Standard website, The Blog, Obama toLatinos: "Punish" Your "Enemies" in the Voting Booth, retrieved November 2, 2010 fromhttp://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-latinos-punish-your-enemies-voting-booth_511932.html 45 Jackson Diehl, (May 19, 2010), The Washington Post web-site, Arizonas immigration law --and Chinas human rights abuses, retrieved January 16, 2011 fromhttp://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/05/arizonas_immigration_law_--_an.html 46 Kirit Radia, (May 17, 2010), ABC News Web-Site: Political Punch, US Cites AZ ImmigrationLaw During Human Rights Talks with China, Conservatives Call It An Apology, retrieved May 20, 2010from http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/arizona-immigration-law-human-rights-china-conservatives-apology.html 47 Claire Shipman, Devin Dwyer & Huma Khan, (April 27, 2010), ABC News Web-site: GoodMorning America, retrieved May 2, 2010 from http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/arizona-immigration-law-prompts-outcry/story?id=10482697 48 Governor Jan Brewer, (2010), Posted by “SecuretheBorderAZ”, (June 25, 2010),YouTube.com, Brewer to Obama: Warning Signs Are Not Enough, retrieved March 9, 2011 fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzDlN7VLmXQ 49 Ibid 27
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  28. 28. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama 73 Odyssey, WBEZ 91.5FM , Chicago, (2001) audio contained in story by SteveSchippert,(October 27, 2008), Wizbang blog.com, Wealth Redistribution An Unattained Civil Right:Obama Interview, retrieved September 15, 2010 from http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/10/27/obama-wealth-redistribution-an-unattained-civil-right.php 74 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (Feb. 23, 2012), Tone Deaf: DNC Chair Says Americans‘Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare’, retrieved February 29, 2012 from http://www.breitbart.tv/tone-deaf-dnc-chair-says-americans-overwhelmingly-support-obamacare/ 75 Rep. Andre Carson (March 10, 2011), Story by Judson Berger, (Aug 31, 2011), FoxNews web-site, Rep. Andre Carson: Tea Party Wants to See Black Americans Hanging on a Tree, retrievedDecember 18, 2011 from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/31/rep-carson-tea-party-wants-to-see-black-americans-hanging-on-tree/ 76 Doug Powers, guest blogger, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), (July 16, 2010),Michelle Malkin website, A Sheila Jackson Lee Twofer, retrieved July 19, 2010 fromhttp://michellemalkin.com/2010/07/16/a-sheila-jackson-lee/ 77 Alan Grayson (D-FL), quoted in Jonathan Allen, (Sep. 29, 2009), Politico web-site, Grayson:GOP wants you to die, retrieved February 29, 2012 fromhttp://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27726.html 78 Barack Obama, (October 30, 2008), the Missourian Web-site, Thousands cheer Obama at rallyfor change, retrieved January 1, 2011 fromhttp://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/30/obama-speaks-crowd-40000/Overview 79 President Barack Obama, (June 2, 2009), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks,Remarks By The President In ABC "Prescription For America" Town Hall On Health Care, retrievedFebruary 12, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-The-President-In-ABC-Prescription-For-America-Town-Hall-On-Health-Care-6-24-09/ 80 President Barack Obama, (Aug. 22, 2009), White House web-site, Statements & Releases,WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Debunks "Phony Claims" about Health Reform; EmphasizesConsumer Protections, retrieved February 17, 2012 fromhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/WEEKLY-ADDRESS-President-Obama-Debunks-Phony-Claims-about-Health-Reform-Emphasizes-Consumer-Protections/ 30

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