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OR IS IT CHANGE FOR THE WORSE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 15, 2012) — Obama stated during his recent campaign swing in Virginia that he does not believe he has changed the highly politically-charged atmosphere in Washington, DC since entering the White House. Obama perceives it to be “as broken” as it was “four years ago” despite his 2008 campaign promises to change it.
When CBS News asked Obama in a recent interview about his 2008 campaign promises, Obama admitted that he had not “been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people – Democrats, Republicans, and independents – who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there’s enough blame to go around for that.”
Over the past three and one-half years, did Obama attempt to unite or divide Americans?
Obama claimed that his de facto presidency has made his marriage to Michelle stronger. Author Edward Klein, in his book The Amateur, claims that Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama actually make the major decisions and that Obama possesses a “toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance.”
Instead of his previous slogan “Hope and Change,” Obama is now “Betting on America.” Toby Harnden of the UK Telegraph called it “fear and status quo.” Last fall, Harnden reported Obama’s approval rating at “just above 40%.” Current U.S. polling reports show it between 45 and 50%. About three weeks ago, before the ruling on the health care bill was issued, CBS reported that it was 43%. Today, Rasmussen reports that Obama and Mitt Romney each receive 45% of the vote.
At least one Obama supporter has opined that “hope and change” was “too vague” a theme upon which to run.
Since taking the presidency under questionable circumstances which included reported rampant voter fraud during the 2008 primaries and caucuses and a reported statement from former President Bill Clinton that Obama was not constitutionally eligible to serve, Obama has signed bills and executive orders which have withheld documentation about Fast & Furious, a gunwalking operation which took the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata plus several hundred Mexican citizens; placed more regulations on banks and private firms in the wake of the housing and economic collapse; instituted health care legislation which forces religious institutions to provide abortifacients and other birth control against their beliefs; and refused to prove his constitutional eligibility, resulting in the court-martial of an Army flight surgeon and flouting the U.S. legal system.
Although the Dodd-Frank banking reform bill was designed to end “too-big-to-fail bailouts,” Obama signed the Stimulus bill early in 2009, joking that “the point” of a stimulus was to spend money: $800 billion-worth, much of which included expansion of food stamp benefits, money to offices of the Inspector General in various government departments, “Child care assistance for low-income families to improve infant and toddler care,” and $10,000,000 for “ATF Project Gunrunner.”
However, putative Attorney General Eric Holder originally told Congress on May 3, 2011 that he had no knowledge of “Project Gunrunner,” or “Fast & Furious,” as it was later called, until “a few weeks ago.”
The Stimulus bill also included $300,000,000 for “comparative effectiveness research” in the area of health care.
As a result, at least 43 religious institutions have filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, which is headed by outspoken abortion proponent Kathleen Sebelius. A reported 53% of Americans want “Obamacare” repealed. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a repeal measure on July 11, 2012.
Since taking office, Obama has run up the national debt to more than $15 trillion. Unemployment officially remains at 8.2%, with Obama’s Labor Secretary blaming economic woes in Europe for the stagnant U.S. job market.
Obama has invited members of the terrorist group, The Muslim Brotherhood, to the White House. After claiming to be a Christian, he has hosted Iftar dinners, celebrating Ramadan and falsely stated that “Islam has always been a part of America’s history.” After promoting last year’s “Arab Spring” as a “democracy” movement, the Brotherhood’s candidate reportedly won the presidential election in Egypt, and both Obama and Hillary Clinton have congratulated him.
Obama’s pastor of 20 years recently stated that he assisted Obama in becoming “comfortable” with Christianity while still observing his Muslim background. Wright’s church preached Black Liberation Theology, which purports that blacks have been oppressed and need to strive for “social justice.”
During the 2008 campaign, Obama had denied having worked for ACORN other than representing them in a “motor-voter” action, but his association with the leftist voter registration group ran much deeper. Also having hidden his association with the New Party, anti-capitalist Frances Fox Piven was the speaker on the occasion of Obama’s official entry into the organization. Piven is noted for the “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” a plan to overwhelm the capitalist system of the U.S. and usher in socialism.
Obama pledged to be the “most transparent” occupant of the White House, but has released little or no information about his background, schooling, and university attendance. Promotional materials have stated that he was born in both Kenya, but since 2007 Obama has said he was born in Hawaii. The discrepancy has fueled the questions over his legitimacy.
The U.S. Justice Department has sued Wells Fargo Bank for “discrimination” against non-white homebuyers, alleging that they were forced into “subprime mortgages” and in some cases had to pay higher fees than Caucasians when Holder had reportedly been involved in securing subprime mortgages for minorities in the first place. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, co-chair of Obama’s re-election campaign, has also been associated with a company which provided subprime loans after having worked in the Justice Department prosecuting companies involved in the practice.
Is this what America wants for another four years?
Lawsuits have been filed against the states of Arizona, Alabama, and Utah for having passed illegal immigration laws. Texas has been sued for passing a voter statute requiring photo identification, and South Carolina has filed suit in an attempt to fight the Justice Department about its voter identification law. However, Holder has refused to prosecute blacks for voter intimidation because he considers them “his people.”
For several months, the Justice Department had refused to give the state of Florida access to a federal database so that voter registrations in the state could be verified.
The Department of Justice has sent taxpayer-funded attorneys to various ballot challenges filed against Obama contending that he does not meet the constitutional requirements to be president. Despite laws allowing for candidate challenges for any reason, every attempt by citizens to vet Obama has been thwarted by a judiciary violating their oaths of office.
Is this the kind of “change” people voted for in 2008? Did Obama lie, cheat and steal his way into the White House?
Justice has also sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, who has promised to reveal “shocking” new information about Obama in an upcoming press conference on Tuesday.