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Richard Clowan & Frances Fox Piven

Back in the nineteen sixties a couple of sociology teachers Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven came up with a theory that would eliminate poverty. It became known as the Cloward-Piven strategy. They concluded that the people of the United States underutilized the many social programs set up by the government. They figured that if the welfare systems became overloaded with lawful claims that the government would go broke and ultimately install an equal annual salary system for everyone. Equality for all is a very strong socialistic concept, yet, the Cloward-Piven strategy is still very strong among Democrats. The latest President to operate on that concept is Obama. He never told us what his intentions were except to say he would “transform” the country, but there is strong evidence that he pushed us in the direction of bankruptcy.

I remember once during Obama’s campaign a reporter chasing after the Reverend Wright asking him what he thought Obama was going to do. In effect Wright’s response was “he’s gonna help an awful lot of poor people.”

What makes me think O was applying the Cloward-Piven strategy? Let me list a few ways:

  1. He inherited one of the worst economies ever, yet did very little to get it started again except to ask Congress for a trillion dollars to invest in “shovel ready jobs.’ We all knew he was lying through is pearly whites, and much later he admitted that there was no such thing as a shovel ready job. The extreme recession caused millions of people to collect unemployment and eventually they went on welfare.
  2. When the economy settled in to its dismal level and people gave up looking for jobs, he pushed the use of dis-ability as a way to keep them in dollars.
  3. He promoted the use of food stamps, and offered free phones to people who couldn’t afford them. The bill kept rising.
  4. Obama unlawfully disregarded the immigration laws and allowed a flood of people to enter the country without meeting any of the lawful requirements. We actually advertised in Central American countries that the gates were open. What happened was a flood of immigrants which we couldn’t handle at the borders, so he improvised ways to get them into the interior. The Feds packed plane loads of illegals and shipped them to cities around the country. None of them had a pot to pee in so they were shown the way to the government office to apply for benefits.
  5. Kids who came over the border without an adult were suddenly flooding the offices. They also needed help, and it was set up for them. Kids have to go to school but none of them could speak our language so we provided schools with teachers who spoke their language. The numbers on the cash register were really spinning by this time.
  6. Even with all the people not working on unemployment, welfare, and disability in combination with the flood of new people allowed in illegally he wasn’t able to break the bank. So what did he do?
  7. Suddenly, there were wars in the Mid-east and millions of people were displaced from their homes and needed places to go. Obama accepted millions of refugees and imported them into the interior of the US at night into towns all around the country. Yep, all of them were provided with housing, and benefits from good old Uncle Sam’s cash register.

With all this drain on our economy why didn’t we go bankrupt? It didn’t happen because of several reasons. The first one is that Uncle uses a printing press to make money when he runs short. The depression cause interest rates to drop to zero and that gave him the ability to borrow from countries like China, and Japan for free. It won’t be long before those interest rates on the borrowed money will rise and we will have to pay most of our income to interest. Another reason for not going broke was because of you, the working stiff. You were paying a couple of different ways. The first was through rising taxes, local, state and federal. A second way was happening in a very sneaky way and you didn’t realize it was happening to you. The cost of stuff was rising. The milk you buy didn’t get more valuable but it cost more. Try buying a pound of hamburger. Everything we buy was rising in price. Why? It had nothing to do with the value or the demand of the stuff you were buying it has to do with the fact that the value of your money has decreased. With all of the printed money going to pay off loans and to pay for all the welfare it drove down the value of a dollar. The five dollar bill is the new single, and a twenty is the new fiver.

I am on a fixed income and I have noticed the drain on my finances every time I go to the grocery store. A few years ago I spent seventy dollars for groceries and now I wind up paying three times that for the same amount of food. Thank God we are a very rich nation and were able to sustain ourselves as this drain goes on. I don’t think it would have been another year before we finally went bankrupt.

Think about it folks. How would you like to make what everyone else in the country is making? Sure the government would guarantee that you got the same amount every month, but I don’t think you’d be getting enough to live in the style you have become accustomed to. Think also, about the fact that you would work for your equal share and another soul will get the exact same amount for staying home. We will have to thank Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven for visualizing such an idyllic world.

The saddest part of this scenario is that Bernie Sanders ran against Hillary in the 2016 election  primary and his popularity was based on him selling the youth of this country on the concept of equal annual income for everyone.

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I Feel Better Now

A few days ago I watched the State of the Union Message by President Donald Trump. Unlike the previous eight SU’s that I watched I wasn’t nauseated this time, except for one thing. I never realized there was a huge handicapped seating section in the Senate chamber. All the Democrats who wore themselves out jumping, clapping and cheering for Mr. Smooth over the past eight years seemed to have suddenly become paralyzed. Even I had some positive thoughts about some of Smoothy’s ideas, but when he spoke about being able to keep my doctor, or give me a trillion dollars for some shovel ready jobs my positivism disappeared  (later Obama admitted that there were no Shovel Ready jobs). Right now all the paralyzed democrats are railing against infra-structure projects because they don’t see where the money is going to come from. I say to them, “dig deep into your coffers and pull out the trillion that Smoothy talked you out of for the shovel ready infra-structure. Oh, he squandered it? Then why would you be so worried about where it will come from now?

President Trump’s speech was a model of positive thinking. He really never mentioned anything negative, but did keep repeating over and over that in this new economic climate if you can’t make it, you are not trying. I don’t remember exactly but it might have been at the point when Trump said that we are a nation that respects our flag, when Luis Gutierrez Democrat Congressman from Chicago jumped out of his seat and ran out of the room to keep from shitting his pants. You see, Luis and his people will have to work again. Oh, you say his people are our people? Not according to Luis his people are special and deserve the best treatment at the cost to the rest of us, and he has dedicated his life to protect them. He doesn’t care if his people don’t assimilate into American Society. All he wants is his cut from which he will throw his people a bone now and then.

I particularly liked the way Trump worked all types of citizens into his speech to make some serious points. Like the kid who didn’t like that there were no flags on Veteran graves on flag day so he started a movement to buy flags and to place them on the graves. I say, that at age 13 or 14 he did a great job. Or how about the cop with four or five kids of his own who adopted the baby of a seriously heroin addicted mother so she could die knowing her child would be taken care of. Now that takes a positive thinker and someone with courage. Or the big guy who lost his job and took advantage of jobs training to become a welder. (He is the only one I ever heard of that ever came out of government job training class and got a job). In each case Trump made a positive point using the personal stories of his guests.

The sad part about all of this is the democrats kept sitting on their fat asses throughout. The camera caught Nancy Pelosi, with a face that could stop a clock, repeatedly swishing her tongue over her teeth to clear the bits of the great meal she inhaled before the speech.

Over-all I thought the President’s speech was a tad bit too long, but I sat through it gladly knowing that all the democrats fumed throughout.

Each time I heard Trump speak of unity and coöperation and doing what is best for the country, all I could think of is that eliminating democrats just as we are eliminating ISIS is what is best for the country. In my lifetime, I knew of politicians both democrat and republican who could do exactly what we long for today. They could argue their points against each other, yet still reach a united compromise that was good for the country. Two names in Particular were the Senators from Illinois, Paul Douglas a democrat, and Everett Dirksen a republican.

Those were the days. . .

Senator Everett Dirksen, R-Illinois

Senator Paul Douglas, D-Illinois

Just Who Is The Racist?

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I love it. The true stripes of the black race are showing through loud and clear. The recent flap begins when President Trump invited the Golden State Warriors (evidently a basket ball team) to the White House to be congratulated by himself. One of the players who Trump invited decided to wait until his team voted on attending before he would commit. President Trump then disinvited him. It is either an honor or not. This player chose to decline the invite with his demeanor.

Today I read a piece by a player named Lebron James also an NBA basketball player. Lebron expressed himself by saying that being invited to the White House was great until Trump showed up. If ever there is a racist remark that is it. He implied that going to the WH while Obama was president was great. He didn’t say it, but it is clear to me that he doesn’t want the invitation from a white.

At one time I loved basketball as a sport. When the Chicago Bulls were champions and Michael Jordan, and Scottie Pippen were the stars I was a total fan. Today, I could care less who is playing and who is not. All I know is that most of the NBA greats can barely spell their own names. They are overpaid for what they do, and I refuse to buy into their lack of Patriotism. These guys will call Trump a racist and their refusal is based on their perception of him, but they are the racists. Okay, I know that the liberals all say that only white people can be racist. I say to the Libs go soak your head in a can of gas and light a cigarette. Blacks are more racist that whites, but whites were never slaves in America. Whites were enslaved in many other countries for centuries, but that doesn’t count in the eyes of our pampered, and coddled black professional players who feel that they are being oppressed because an ancestor of many generations removed was a slave. Get over it!

Points of View

Two paintings by the same artist but with different points of view. How strikingly different they are.

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The Forgotten Man, Jon Mc Naughton

The video above was produced in 2010.

Which point of view are you? I am definitely the second.

 

First Things First

Remember when President Obama used about a dozen pens to sign a bill? He even took three pens to make the first letter of his name, O. Trump is being compared to President Harry S. Truman who is the only Democrat President aside from Jack Kennedy that I liked, and who was a decent, good man who put the country ahead of his personal life. I liked Kennedy because he appeared dynamic, I saw him at a campaign event when he visited the University of Illinois. My first impression is that he looked so healthy with a nice tan in March. I often wonder what the USA would be like today had he not been taken out by a Communist nut-job.
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WHAT HAS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DONE SINCE HE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE
1. Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch
2. 59 missiles dropped in Syria
3. He took us out of TPP

4. Illegal immigration is now down 70%( the lowest in 17 years)

5. Consumer confidence highest since 2000 at index 125.6

6. Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a seven year high

7. Arranged from 7% to 24% Tariff on lumber from Canada
8. Bids for border wall are well underway
9. Pulled out of the lopsided Paris accord
10. Keystone pipeline approved
11. NATO allies boost spending by 4.3%
12. Allowing VA to terminate bad employees
13. Allowing private healthcare choices for veterans
14. More than 600,000. Jobs created
15. Median household income at a 7 year high
16. The Stock Market is at the highest ever in its history
17. China agreed to American import of beef
18. $89 Billion saved in regulation rollbacks
19. Rollback of A Regulation to boost coal mining
20. MOAB for ISIS
21. Travel ban reinstated
22. Executive order for religious freedom
23. Jump started NASA
24. $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budget
25. Targeting of MS13 gangs
26. Deporting violent illegal immigrants
27. Signed 41 bills to date
28. Created a commission on child trafficking
29. Created a commission on voter fraud
30. Created a commission for opioids addiction
31. Giving power to states to drug test unemployment recipients
32. Unemployment lowest since May 2007
33. Historic Black College University initiative
34. Women In Entrepreneurship Act
35. Created an office for illegal immigrant crime victims
36. Reversed Dodd-Frank
37. Repealed DOT ruling which would have taken power away from local governments for infrastructure planning
38. Order to stop crime against law enforcement
39. End of DAPA program
40. Stopped companies from moving out of America
41. Promoted businesses to create American Jobs
42. Encouraged country to once again – ‘Buy American and hire American’
43. Cutting regulations – 2 for every one created
45. Review of all trade agreements to make sure they are America first
46. Apprentice program
47. Highest manufacturing surge in 3 years
48. $78 Billion promised reinvestment from major businesses like Exxon, Bayer, Apple, SoftBank, Toyota
49. Denied FBI a new building
50. $700 million saved with F-35 renegotiation
51. Saves $22 million by reducing white house payroll
52. Dept of Treasury reports a $182 billion surplus for April 2017 (2nd largest in history)
53. Negotiated the release of 6 US humanitarian workers held captive in Egypt
54. Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years
55. Signed An Executive Order To Promote Energy Independence and Economic Growth
56. Has already accomplished more to stop government interference into people’s lives than any President in the history of America
57. President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Truman
58. Has given head executive of each branches 6 month time frame, dated March 15, 2017, to trim the fat,  restructure and improve efficiency of their branch. (Observe the push-back the leaks the lies as entrenched POWER refuses to go silently into that good night!)

59. Last, refused his Presidential pay check.  Donated it to Veterans issues

I hope each and every one of you copy and paste this every where, every time you hear some dimwit say Trump hadn’t done a thing!

Ray Schneider, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Bridgewater College

Racist = EVIL = Progressive

The difference between President Trump’s problems and President Obama’s is the word racist. Any time Obama did a stupid thing, or something we didn’t care for, and we dared to speak up and challenge O, the First Amendment protected press called us racist and shut us down. Keeping quiet was a huge mistake.

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This country is not racist. Who are the racists?  Everyone who fights Trump at every move he makes. All he has been guilty of is fighting, and undoing all the wrongs that Obama and his Democrat cohorts have been propagating for the past sixty years. I can say that because when President Lyndon Johnson initiated the War against Poverty and other similar programs his sole intention was to subjugate the black population to the Democrat party. No-one ever called a single democrat a racist in the last sixty years. Why? Because all Democrats are racist and as such would never stand up against one of their own. There is only one more word by which I can describe a Democrat, and that is EVIL.

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Today, Steve Bannon was let go from the White House staff. Trump is definitely bowing to leftist pressure on this one. Bannon was the one advisor who had the balls to let Trump know it is okay to fight the likes of North Korea, and Islamist terrorists. If I were Trump’s advisor, I’d be going after Hillary, for breaking law after law while Secretary of State. I’d be cleaning house at the IRS to get rid od all political opposition. The IRS should only concentrate on collecting our tax money. They don’t need a police force, or sticking their noses into dictating one-sided thinking for who should be granted a 501-c3 status. If you ever wondered how Obama thought about the charge he made for the cost of Obama Care think about this. Early on he designated the IRS to be the ones to collect the money and to police the provisions of payment. That automatically puts the charges of the ACA into the tax category. The dishonest president knew the public would balk at another tax so he lied and hid the charge ultimately letting the Supreme court decide to call it a tax.

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Tear down more monuments it is good for erasing history, and making us more and more communist every day.

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One conclusion I can draw about anyone who fights to unseat Trump from office is someone who doesnt want a President who will fight for the American People. What does that make them?

Short Term History Lesson

This essay by Victor Davis Hanson is a comprehensive compilation of actions being taken by Liberals, Never Trumpers, and good old regular republicans against Trump. Hanson exposes the hypocrisy of the Left by listing Obama’s law bending actions many of which are unconstitutional. In short this is a great piece of history.

Regime Change by Any Other Name?

by Victor Davis Hanson May 22, 2017 10:08 PM @vdhanson

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Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds.

Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election.

There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton.

Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers.

Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration.

Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as incapable of properly vetting travelers to the U.S.

The first lady did not work for an elite escort or prostitute service. She never said that she and young Barron Trump would not be moving to the White House. Barron does not have autism.

Trump’s father never ran racist ads as a supposed candidate in a purported political campaign. Kellyanne Conway denies that in a private conversation between segments on MSNBC, she privately remarked to hosts that she had to take a shower after working for Trump.

Donald Trump never suggested to the Mexican president that the U.S. was going to invade Mexico. Nor did Trump plan to mobilize the National Guard to send back illegal aliens.

He did not remove a Martin Luther King bust from the White House.

There was no evidence that he ever promised to ease Russian sanctions (much less that he promised the Russians he would be “flexible” after he was elected). He did not short the FBI of resources to conduct an investigation into supposed Russian collusion. He did not go to Moscow and watch prostitutes in his bed urinate where Barack Obama had previously slept.

His deputy attorney general did not threaten to resign over the Comey firing.

And we have no idea whether Trump really gets two scoops of ice cream while limiting his guests to one, or pads around in a bathrobe in the early evening, or cannot find the light switch in the White house.

Yet all that is what daily we hear and read.

Meanwhile . . .

Fake news crowds out real news. Here is what we do not read much about: North Korea, long appeased, could well send missiles against our allies, perhaps even with nuclear payloads. Afghanistan is at a crux and will either implode or need more American troops. China’s role is in the balance, and it may or may not help defang North Korea. The greatest tax- and health-reform packages in years are now in the hands of Congress. Executive orders have revolutionized the domestic energy industry and achieved a stunning and historic reduction in illegal immigration. The stock market is soaring, employment is up, and confidence in the economy has returned. Wall Street seems to dip only on talk of impeaching Donald Trump.

Commensurate Worry?

And here is what no longer troubles us at all. In 2008, candidate Barack Obama used back channels to communicate flexibility to the Iranians (as in the later assurance he gave, on a hot mic, to the Russians), which may have helped undermine the ongoing Bush-administration negotiations with Iran.

Hillary Clinton set up an illegal server, distributed classified information in an illegal and unsecured fashion, lied about it, and destroyed thousands of e-mails central to an investigation — and got off without an indictment.

In the 2016 election, the head of the DNC conspired to massage the debates and help swing the nomination to the Clinton campaign.

The prior attorney general of the United State met with the spouse of a presidential candidate under investigation, in a stealthy conversation on an airport tarmac, did not inform officials of that meeting until the get-together was discovered by a reporter, semi-recused herself under pressure only to turn over her prosecutorial discretion to the head of the FBI, in a fashion that was both improper and perhaps unconstitutional.

We do not hear how exactly Russian interests at Uranium One obtained market control over 20 percent of U.S. uranium holdings, or the connections between Uranium One and their prior multimillion-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation, or that the Podesta Group had numerous financial dealings with Russian interests, or that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in 2010 from Russian oligarchic interests while his wife was secretary of state — ten times more than what Michael Flynn was alleged to have received.

We know now that many of the elements of the Iran Deal, the most important foreign-policy decision in the last 20 years, were designed to circumvent Senate ratification and hinged on secret ancillary agreements.

We know that unnamed intelligence officials during the Obama administration surveilled likely political opponents, unmasked their identities, leaked them to the press, either under the assumption that such skullduggery would not surface, or on the pretext that such monitoring was ordinary and involved national security.

We know that Obama’s director of National Intelligence lied under oath to Congress without ramifications. We know that a high IRS official subverted her duties for political purposes in a manner intended to alter the 2012 campaign, took the Fifth Amendment, refuses to testify further before Congress, and faces no consequences other than a plush, taxpayer-funded retirement.

Trump Agonistes

Of course, a media-targeted Donald Trump is weaponizing his enemies by his characteristic blunderbuss approach in interviews. Of course, in anger and without political experience, he tweets too much and says things better left unsaid. Of course, at 70, he has an in-your-face character that is unlike any other president’s and also unlikely to change. He mixes freely truth, rumor, and innuendo.

And of course his superb appointments and Reaganesque approach to foreign affairs, energy production, tax reform, and deregulation are all threatened by his own team’s inability to deal with a dishonest and largely corrupt Washington and New York media.

So Trump boasted and talked trash with the Russians? Terrible and stupid, no doubt. Worse than what Franklin Roosevelt communicated to Winston Churchill about the mass-murdering Stalin? (“I tell you that I think I can personally handle Stalin better than either your Foreign Office or my State Department. Stalin hates the guts of all your top people. He thinks, he likes me better, and I hope he will continue to do so.”) Was Trump more Machiavellian than was Obama, with his “it’s important for him to give me space” requests to Vladimir Putin when he met President Medvedev before the 2012 election and apparently banked his reset policy on his ability to get away with misinforming the public?

All that said, none of the above is a reason to impeach, or remove on medical grounds, an elected president, or to suggest that he resign less than four months into office. Yet we hear exactly that not only from the progressive, in-the-street Left, but from many of the Never Trump Right.

In some sense, we are watching a sort of mass hysteria characteristic of pet-rock or hula-hoop democracy. (It reminds one not so much of the mob that went after Socrates –Trump is no Socrates — but of the mad fury of the French Revolution or the high-water point of the 1950s John Birch movement)

The ‘Resistance’

The “Resistance” peddled the yarn that the election tabulations were electronically rigged; then it was an appeal to electors not to do their constitutional duties; then it was reduced to street theater and demonstrations; then it turned to desperate deep-state leaks and media blitzes; now it’s mere hysteria.

The effort to remove the president is conducted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the wire services, and the major networks. And we have seen nothing like it in our time. In the last six months, Americans have been told quite falsely so many untruths about the Trump administration by their news agencies that for all practical purposes, there is no such thing as a media as we once knew it.

Journalists are not shy about their prejudices. In some cases — James Rutenberg, Jorge Ramos, and Christiane Amanpour — they have admitted their view that the duty of the new media in the era of Trump is not to stay disinterested, but to become political opponents. Some have been exposed as colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in an effort to prevent Trump’s election victory; they tried to keep those efforts secret because they knew what they were doing was unethical and self-interested.

A second effort to achieve a Trump removal is conducted by pop-culture celebrities — who make the Dixie Chicks’ anti-Bush furor of 2003 now look mild. This opposition is waged in a way that would have ruined careers if directed at Barack Obama.

Madonna dreams on Inauguration Day of blowing up the White House. Don Cheadle wanted Trump to die in grease fire. Snoop Dogg videotapes his mock execution of a Trump lookalike. Martha Stewart poses flipping the finger to a picture of Trump while flashing the Victory sign to a photo of the felon and former pimp Snoop Dogg. Icon Robert De Niro said eloquently of Trump: “He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, he’s a bullsh** artist.”

The efforts to demonize and thus delegitimize and so emasculate Trump have reached sick new heights.

On cable television, Bill Maher jokes that Trump’s daughter fellates her father; on national television, Steven Colbert laughs that Trump fellates Vladimir Putin. Mutatis mutandis: Both would have been fired for suggesting the same about the Obama first family.

Ad nauseam Trump is compared to Hitler by the likes of Ashley Judd and Chris Matthews. Hillary Clinton announces she is part of the “Resistance,” a reference supposedly to the French maquis who sought to ambush Vichy officials and SS patrols during the Nazi occupation of France.

The Democratic party — now bereft of political control in most state legislatures and governorships, as well as in the Senate, the House, the presidency and the Supreme Court — has modeled its opposition on 1960s street theater. More than 60 congressional representatives refused to go to the Inauguration. Some call for Trump’s impeachment; others refuse to hold hearings, block nomination appointments, and demand special prosecutors. The California head of the party leads group chants of “F*** Trump” with extended middle fingers.

The Never Trump right has gone from criticism to outright hysteria and is now calling for impeachment or removal on medical incapacity. The subtext of these latest demands is that a Mike Pence — a wonderful man who did not run for president and would never have been elected if he had run — might assume the presidency and return the Republican party to its former supposedly sober and judicious custodians who, after the proper catharsis, might resume their Washington–New York stewardship of the GOP. For these Trump critics, a defeat along the lines of 2008 and 2016 is far preferable to a 2016 victory. Being praised for being good losers is always preferable to being ostracized for being poor winners.

The Obama Standard

I thought — and so wrote — that Barack Obama subverted the Constitution when he refused to enforce federal laws concerning the ACA mandate, illegal immigration, and contractual provisions of the Chrysler bankruptcy.

I felt Obama, as a candidate and a president-elect, was unethically signaling both the Russians and the Iranians through back channels that he would soon be flexible, even as George Bush was conducting foreign policy as our president.

I thought President Obama had no constitutional right to strong-arm Boeing, the Little Sisters of the Poor, or the small Gibson Guitar company. His administration flat-out lied about the Benghazi catastrophe, the Bowe Bergdahl swap, the Iran Deal, and the chemical-weapons depots of Bashar al-Assad.

The Obama administration endangered U.S. security by yanking peacekeepers out of Iraq for a cheap campaign talking point, by destroying Libya without a follow-up plan, by setting faux red lines and deadlines, by allowing China to create an artificial island base to adjudicate trans-Pacific sea traffic, by appeasing and resetting relations with Vladimir Putin, and by turning a blind eye to North Korean stepped-up aggression. When the president of the United States promises the Russians that he will be more flexible after an election, the message is that he soon plans to do things that, if known, would likely cost him a victory with the American voters.

Obama high-fived the bin Laden raid to the extent of revealing classified protocols and turning over to pet reporters and Hollywood filmmakers some of the trove of bin Laden’s al-Qaeda communications, in hopes of advancing party-line narratives.

His administration helped ruin the reputations of the IRS and the VA. His DOJ went after an obscure video maker and the journalist Dinesh D’Souza largely for reasons of political reprisal and deterrence. His team ordered illegal surveillance of AP reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen; it may well have surveilled and unmasked political opponents and leaked their names to the media.

Obama invited a felon with a parole ankle bracelet into the White House and praised a visiting rapper whose latest album cover celebrated the murder of a white judge, whose corpse was being toasted over by rappers.

Obama was degreed but not educated; he could not pronounce “corpsmen,” had no idea how many states there were in the Union, and thought Hawaii was in Asia and the Falklands Islands off the coast of India. The media demurred — based in some cases on the finery of Obama’s pants crease or his rhetorical ability to cause electrical sensations in one’s leg — and announced him a god, the smartest president ever to enter office. Obama himself in 2008 buffoonishly announced his power to lower global temperatures and the seas, and declared himself more adroit than all his own political handlers and aides in all of their respective jobs.

Obama’s deputy national-security adviser admitted that the administration had misled the press on the Iran Deal by creating an artificial “echo chamber” among media naïfs. Obama’s comments about Trayvon Martin and the Skip Gates affair were incendiary and in line with his campaign smears about the clingers or his calls to supporters to take a gun to a knife fight and “get in their face.”

And yet, for all that and more, Barack Obama certainly did not warrant articles of impeachment; he was not unhinged, nor did he offer any evidence of medical incapacity. He would not deserve to have his family smeared with jokes about incest or autism. Any Madonna-like talk of blowing him up in the White House would have been obscene, perhaps illegal, and probably grounds for prosecution.

We are now watching insidious regime change, aimed at removing the president of the United States not because of what he has done so far, but because of his personality and what he might do to the Obama agenda — and because for a variety of cultural reasons, our elite simply despises his very being.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447864/trump-critics-left-right-want-him-removed

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I made the impossible easy in both worlds!