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Old 05-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #226
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BUSH is not running
BUSH is not running
BUSH is not running
Just like JIMMY CARTER isn't running? Somebody forgot to tell your man Mitt.

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finally, a leader we can believe in

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coincidence, i suppose

Obama's new campaign slogan is 'Forward' | Mail Online

Mao, Lenin and a century of Marxist radicals: The controversial origins of Obama's new campaign slogan 'Forward'Barack Obama has moved on from his 2008 'hope and change' campaign with the message that there is still more work to do
Motto has strong similarities to MSNBC's slogan: 'Lean Forward'
Critics also point to Chinese Communist leader Mao's Great Leap Forward

Announcement comes before the President's re-election rallies this weekend
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 09:42 EST, 30 April 2012 | UPDATED: 23:30 EST, 30 April 2012

He is no stranger to accusations of being a Communist.
And Barack Obama did himself no favours today unveiling a new campaign slogan that critics say has unfortunate similarities to ones used by Chairman Mao and other Communists.

The President released his new slogan 'Forward' in a triumphant seven-minute campaign video.

But long-time critics of the President such as Breitbart.com have pointed out the similarities to Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward campaign of forced collectivisation and industrialisation - which resulted in the deaths of millions.
'Spring Forward' was also a slogan used by Vladimir Lenin in Communist Russia.

It has been used as the title of a large number of socialist publications, reflecting the Marxist conviction that the triumph of their ideology was an inevitable part of the progress of history.
One magazine with the title was the mouthpiece of the Communist League in the 19th century, associated with Communist trailblazers Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

Commentators have been quick to point out that Obama’s new motto seems to be borrowed from MSNBC’s 'Lean Forward' slogan.
But a fair few have thought of using 'Forward' in their marketing campaigns before, including Chairman Mao Zedong, pictured above.

The leader of the Chinese Revolution launched his 'Great Leap Forward' campaign in 1958.
In it, he aimed to create a communist society through collectivization and industrialization.

The disastrous campaign resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians and is known to be one of the most deadly of mass killing in history. The campaign also witnessed economic regression.

Other companies that have chosen 'Forward' include: Metro, who opted for 'Forward: a better ride for you', The Jewish Daily 'Forward' newspaper, and Focus Forward – a short film company.

Festival organizers in Washington DC chose the name Forward for their five-day music, art and media event.

Obama's re-election team today unveiled the new motto in the video that compares the President's record on jobs to the preceding years of the financial crisis and trumpets his record.
The film cites landmarks of Mr Obama's Presidency such as the auto industry bail-out, Osama Bin Laden's death and the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in the military.

But observers have pointed out that the new slogan bears strong similarities to MSNBC’s ‘Lean Forward’ as Obama ditches his successful 2008 motto - ‘Hope and Change’.

The video that unveiled the slogan tries to make the case for Obama's re-election in 2012 by saying there is still more work to do going forward.

The video begins in black and white with sombre music and depicts the year 2008.

It shows queues of people searching for jobs and uses graphs to highlight declining employment rates that Obama faced when he entered the White House.

News reporters detailing the bleak economic outlook are heard saying snippets such as, ‘worse financial collapse since the Great Depression’ and ‘economic disaster.’

The video suddenly changes to colour when it shows Obama addressing his supporters in 2009 before rattling through his achievements since taking office.

With images of everyday Americans going about their working lives, the video recalls the auto industry rescue, credit card and Wall Street reforms, healthcare reform, student loan reform, green energy investments, lower taxes for the middle class, equal pay for women and a repeal of the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ law that banned gays from serving openly in the military make up.

In a move sure to anger the president's critics and opponents the video then focuses on 'the victory no one saw coming' - the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2 last year.

The campaign also uses the video to target congressional Republicans, saying Obama had to overcome GOP obstruction on Capitol Hill in order to pass legislation.

'Instead of working together to lift America up, Republicans were waging a campaign to tear the president down,' the narrator says over changing images of congressional Republicans.

However, Republicans have turned the 'Forward' motto on its head with the Republican National Committee creating the trending Twitter hashtag #Foward.

They have used the hashtag to tweet: 'Under Obama's budget, Americans can look #FORWARD to $1.9 trillion in higher taxes.'

The campaign says the video will be played for supporters attending the president's first re-election rallies Saturday in Ohio and Virginia

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then there's this little nugget:

Top 20 Events Which Prove Obama Is A Marxist Communist


Top 20 Events Which Prove Obama Is A Marxist Communist

By Hal Licino

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838

In several Hubs, including How Obama's Undeniably Marxist Communist Policies Threaten America and How To Nationalize GM, Ripoff Investors, Gift It To The Unions & Deny It's Communism, I have been challenged by commenters on my classification of Barack Hussein Obama as a socialist, communist, and Marxist. Here are the top twenty points to prove my thesis (all readily verifiable), and please note that I am not including in this list any of the President's policies such as the socialist nationalization of GM and Chrysler which at the stroke of a pen deprived private investors of billions of dollars of their legitimate property and turned it over to the state and the unions (the proletariat in Marxist parlance).

1.Obama admits attending socialist conferences and reading Marxist literature. He stated that he "chose his friends carefully... the Marxist professors... we were resisting resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints."

2.Frank Marshall Davis to whom Obama refers to as "Frank" and with whom the young Obama "had a close relationship, almost like a son" is publicly identified as a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and an acknowledged Stalinist agent.

3.Obama held receptions at the home of, and served on boards with, another mentor who has had an indelible influence on his world view: William Ayers along with his wife Bernardine Dohrn. The two were leaders of the terrorist group known as the Weathermen or the Weather Underground, notable for a campaign from 1969 through the middle 1970s of riots, bombings, murders, and a jailbreak. Under Ayers and Dohrn's leadership, the terrorist organization bombed the United States Capitol on March 1, 1971, The Pentagon on May 19, 1972, and the United States Department of State Building on January 29, 1975. Their founding document calls for "the destruction of US imperialism and achieve a classless world: world communism." When recently asked about his terrorist activities, Ayers replied he had "no regrets" and that "we didn't do enough".

4.At one Obama reception at the Ayers Dohrn home Alice Palmer, who was identified by the FBI as being on Soviet payroll in the Eighties and an enthusiastic attendee of the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, announced that she was stepping down from office as Obama was her chosen successor.

5.Mike Klonsky was funded to the tune of $1,968,718.00 by an organization headed by Obama and Ayers. His father, Robert Klonsky, was an American communist who was convicted for advocating the forcible overthrow of the United States government. Mike founded a precursor of the Weatherman terrorist group, formed the American Communist Party (Marxist/Leninist), was feted in China by Maoists, and spoke in front of Hugo Chavez for the need to bring the Marxist revolution into the classroom.

6.Obama admits that one of his close friends was Rashid Khalidi, who was the President of Columbia University's Communist Party and a former spokesperson for the PLO. They had frequent dinners together and the Obamas even babysat Khalidi's children. Obama led organizations funded the Arab American Action League an organization calling for the demolition of Israel and chaired by Khalidi's wife. Khalidi held successful fundraisers for Obama's campaign.

7.Che Guevara who advocated the "extermination" of the United States, and was involved in a foiled plot to bomb crowded department stores and New York City's Grand Central Terminal, had his portraits hung on the precinct captain' wall of Obama headquarters in Houston. The campaign formally only stated that it was "inappropriate."
8.During the presidential election campaign, Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef was quoted as saying, "We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will win the election." Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and is on the US State Department list of leftist terrorist organizations.

9.The Communist Party USA actively supported Obama during the primary election and their leader Sam Webb recently stated: "Just look at the new lay of the land: a friend of labor and its allies sits in the White House." He went on to enthusiastically discuss Obama's agenda to nationalize the American financial system, the Federal Reserve Bank, and private industries such as energy and various other sectors. "All these – and many other things – are within OUR reach now... an opportunity of a lifetime," Webb exclaimed.

10.Obama's father wrote a thesis entitled "Problems With Our Socialism" that advocates 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land.

11.Obama's mother was a communist sympathizer from her youth. Obama has spoken of her beliefs: "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics."

12.Obama's parents met in a Russian language class, generally unusual in the USA of the Fifties, but a common activity for communists in that age.

13.Barack Obama's older brother, Abongo "Roy" Obama is a militant Marxist Muslim who has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shari'a law. Barack calls his brother "the person who made me proudest of all."

14.Obama's grandparents moved 2,000 miles so Obama's mother could attend a school where communism was openly advocated and whose chairman testified to being a member of the Communist Party. Obama's grandparents also attended a church known as "The Little Red Church" due to its promotion of communism.

15.Obama received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America for an Illinois state senate seat in 1996.

16.Obama delivered an eulogy for Saul Mendelson, a lifelong communist activist.

17.Obama's physican, close friend and supporter Dr. Quentin Young was a prominent member of the communist Bethune Club.

18.Obama's church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, is a leading proponent of Liberation Theology which is an religious overlay onto Marxism.

19.Obama admits that he regularly attended communist conferences at Cooper Union College.

20.Obama endorsed Bernie Sanders, who was the first self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate. The National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings placed only one Senator who had voted a more socialistic agenda than Sanders: Obama.

I leave you with the warning words of Russian Prime Minister and former KGB agent Vladimir Putin, who should certainly understand the essence of communism:

Interference of the State, the belief in the omnipotence of the State: that is a reaction to market failures. There is a temptation to expand direct interference of state in economy. In the Soviet Union that became an absolute. We paid a very dear price for that.

As a Canadian citizen I proudly state: God bless America... God save America... Before it is too late.
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And a couple more Govt Scandals to add to the list:

Top ICE figure pleads guilty in brazen, $600G scam | Fox News

In a brazen criminal scheme to defraud taxpayers, one of the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to helping embezzle $600,000 from the federal government.

Over three years, James Woosley and at least five other ICE employees scammed the agency by fabricating expenses for trips that were never taken and for hotel, rental car and restaurant expenses that did not exist, according to court records.

His son and Woosley's live-in girlfriend, Lateisha Rollerson -- both ICE employees -- allegedly ran the scam out of the elder Woosley's two Virginia homes.

Here's how it worked, according to court records:

ICE employees traveled to Washington, D.C., on business, but instead of staying at a hotel, they stayed with Woosley. Rollerson allegedly created false receipts from hotels like the local Marriott, while Woosley approved their fraudulent expense reports and charged each employee a kick-back fee for half the amount.

Prosecutors accused Woosley of receiving about $188,000, some of which he used to buy a new house and a boat.

Sources inside ICE tell Fox News the scam represents total breakdown of oversight within the agency, especially given the periodic background checks and financial examinations given to agents working within the sensitive Office of Intelligence.

"It tells us that the vetting process and the checks and balances, the internal controls at ICE, obviously are inadequate," said Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., who sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security.

"It's bad enough you find some employees, federal employees, who are misusing taxpayer dollars," Miller said. "However, in this case, these are ... intelligence officers that are handling classified information."

One ICE employee involved was Ahmed Abdallat, the agency's intelligence supervisor in El Paso, Texas. Abdallat, a former colonel in the Jordanian Air Force, joined the agency in 1995 and worked throughout the Middle East, including three years in Saudi Arabia.

Abdallat's salary was by no means enough to make him rich, yet in 2010 he made three wire transfers to Middle Eastern accounts totaling $570,000, and he maintained personal accounts in Jordan totaling $1.2 million, authorities say.

Shannon Enochs, an FBI special agent, said during a lengthy court hearing that the FBI does not know where Abdallat got the money but doubted he made it working as a civil servant within the U.S. or Jordanian governments.

Abdallat travelled to D.C. at least 13 times in 2009 and 2010. Each time he submitted travel vouchers that allegedly contained fictitious charges not supported by any receipts or fake receipts created by Rollerson on her home computer. Each time, ICE paid.

More serious, however, were his trips to Jordan. Federal prosecutors charged him with eight counts of misusing a diplomatic passport he was not supposed to have to fly to Jordan.

During a search warrant of Abdallat's home in El Paso, the FBI reported pulling out 29 boxes of evidence, including two Jordanian passports he denied having during background checks in 2000, 2005 and 2010. He also denied having foreign bank accounts, though the FBI found several written in Arabic after serving their search warrant.

As a life-long intelligence officer with clearance to secret and classified papers on terrorism, narcotics and human smuggling along the Southwest border, Abdallat's file should have received priority review. Instead, he maintained close personal and financial ties to Jordan, apparently without suspicion.

Four of the five suspects indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in this ICE scam already pleaded guilty to embezzlement and received one to two years in prison.

Read more: Top ICE figure pleads guilty in brazen, $600G scam | Fox News

Crucify Them | EPA Administrator | Resigns | The Daily Caller

The EPA Region 6 administrator who boasted of his “crucify them” philosophy of enforcement for oil and gas producers has resigned from his post at EPA. Al Armendariz announced Monday that he had submitted a letter of resignation Sunday.

In a letter to friends made public by The Dallas Morning News Monday, the EPA official — who came under fire following the release of video of a speech he made in 2010 — asserted that the decision to resign was his own and praised President Obama as the “most environmental president we have ever had.”

“Today I am resigning my position as regional administrator. This was not something that was asked of me by Administrator Jackson or the White House,” Armendariz wrote to friends. “It is a decision I made myself. I had become too much of a distraction, and no one person is more important than the incredible work being done by the rest of the team at EPA.”

His comments were featured in a floor speech delivered last week by Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, who used them as proof that the EPA has an anti-oil and gas agenda.

The Armendariz speech compared the EPA to Roman conquerors. “I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said,” Armendariz said. “It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean.”

“They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them,” Armendariz continued. “And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law.” Shortly after his comments were made public Armendariz apologized for his words.

Prior to his resignation the EPA administrator had more than half of the representatives from the states contained within Region 6 calling for his ouster.

NEXT PAGE: See the full letter

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Wow. I'm now totally going to vote for Romney.

Thanks for posting those!
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I respected Mrs. Garrison before the last couple of weeks of posts. This is insane.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #233
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isn't hubpages a blog site or something? i'm just not sure why you spend so much time reading about the guy when you've made it clear you don't like him.

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1.Obama admits attending socialist conferences and reading Marxist literature.
So...reading literature of various belief systems automatically means you align yourself with those views? If someone reads 'Mein Kampf' does that automatically mean they support Hitler's views? It couldn't possibly be that people just like to read random stuff and learn about other viewpoints, study it from a historical standpoint and that sort of thing?

As for the conferences and other such things in that article, hard to comment on that without any actual proof that such things happened, or that the conferences in question Obama did go to (if he indeed did such a thing) were even socialist in nature to begin with, and not just someone's presumed, confused idea of what communism/socialism is.

His comments were featured in a floor speech delivered last week by Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, who used them as proof that the EPA has an anti-oil and gas agenda.
Ah, yes, James Inhofe. When I look for someone with an intelligent viewpoint on things, he's the first one I go to, sure!

Is there any chance at any point that we can actually discuss Obama's policies without bringing the communist/socialist accusations into it? Just focus on the policies themselves and discuss their strengths or weaknesses in a rational manner? Just once?
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Do you see Caleb what I am talking about with Mrs G?

Do you believe someone with that kind of approach deserves respect?

Imagine if myself or someone else approached the discussion exactly like this with Romney?

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The "Forward" thing was too far. I'll agree with that.
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I find it mystifying that Mrs. G would vote for Obama if Santorum or Gingrich had won the nomination.

Based on the articles he's got, that would be almost treasonous.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #238
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I've read Atlas Shrugged and the Communist Manifesto. I guess I'm both an Objectivist and a Communist at the same time!

Also, I've read The Da Vinci Code, so I totally buy that shit too.
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The "Forward" thing was too far. I'll agree with that.
This is just one in a very short but intense history here in FYM.
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Seriously? Do you realize how negatively these kinds of articles affect your credibility?

It would serve you well to cultivate a more discerning filter as far as what deserves to be shared with others as supporting evidence for your side.

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