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The Measure of Success

Everyone has a way to measure success. Sometimes we all agree on what constitutes success. The fastest time on the track or a winning score for example. Other times the definition of success is more subjective. Like doing one more push up than you thought you could or finishing that great American novel you have been working on for the last ten years.

    In the arena of politics numbers nearly always measures success. The most votes or the most campaign cash/donations are typical measures. It is often said that, “the numbers don’t lie.” There is much truth in that.

    In his drive to “fundamentally change” this country the Kenyan little Barry must be pleased beyond measure at the following measures of his success.

    In the month of June this year the Department of Agriculture revealed that 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the SNAP (AKA food stamp) program. To put this in perspective there are 52% more Americans on food stamps now than when the Kenyan was elected. I know, five years later it’s still Bush’s fault.

    Conservatives like me see this as an abject failure of leadership. Liberals however view this as a stunning success. Of course they can’t come out and publicly say that but numbers like this send tingles up the legs of little Barry’s followers. These are the kind of numbers allow them to trumpet just how much they “care for the little guy.” You know, the little guy that needs food stamps in place of a job.

No one can possibly be more compassionate than a liberal giving taxpayer money to illegal aliens. Los Angeles county officials project they will pay out $650 million in benefits to illegal aliens this year. Add to that total $550 million for public safety and almost $500 million for healthcare and you can see just who liberals really care for. Little Barry and the boys view this as a tremendous success. They have successfully conditioned the people of California to not only reward those who have no respect for our laws or way of life but then to not even complain about having to do so.

On the economic front the success continues unabated. Since 2008 real median income has dropped every single year. The number of Americans living in poverty has risen in three out of four years of the Kenyans first term. One only has to look at the current job creation numbers to see how little Barry will go four for four in his second term. What the proud liberals wont tell you is that almost 75% of the recent jobs “created” by the Kenyans economic policies are part time. Vast numbers of Americans will be forced to trade full time employment for lackluster and unaffordable health insurance thanks to Obamacare.

On the international front things are progressing stunningly well. The Kenyan signed a waiver to the ban on arming terrorists. His al-Qaida supporters are having a difficult time constraining their joy but have managed to do so for now.
To understand why this is considered a success you must understand that while Barry is happy with the Iranian regime, he simply cannot wait to help install Islamic extremists in Syria. Al-Qaida needs its own country and little Barry is going to deliver one come hell or high water.  

Finally, in a story the so-called medial will not tell you, Barrys allies strike again. One brave CIA employee has refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement concerning the Benghazi cover up. He has been suspended from his job and forced to hire an attorney. Since you are likely unaware allow me to be the first to tell you. It has been reported that all the Benghazi survivors and numerous CIA and state department employees have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements concerning their knowledge of what happened that night. To ensure compliance these people are required to undergo repeated polygraph examinations.

To the Kenyan little Barry this is a success. No one must ever know what he was doing for those eight hours between the murder of our ambassador and his nap. As for who issued the “stand down” order, well, Barry and his thugs will do anything to see that information never sees the light of day.

Yes, in the liberal mindset the last four years has been a stunning success. More Americans are on public assistance than ever and that number is projected to continue its rapid, upward spiral. We are being spied on in previously unimaginable ways and any who dare complain about it are labeled radical extremists. The Justice department and the IRS have been fully politicized, turned into the enforcement arms of the Kenyan little Barry. The media continues its slavish love affair in the mistaken belief that they will somehow be immune when the conversion of America into a tin plated, third world dictatorship is complete. Finally, the public education system has created its second generation of intellectual vacuums.
Yes, liberals are happy.

They say when a person is freezing to death that, just before the end, he feels warm and comfortable. Today, far to many Americans feel warm and comfortable.

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The President of Firsts

The Kenyan little Barry claims to be a transformative figure. There is certainly a case to made for that argument, although I doubt it is the case he would want you to think about.

He is the first half-black president of the U.S. Unlike poor George Zimmerman who is the first White/Hispanic, the Kenyan little Barry’s supporters constantly refer to him as “our first black” president. Exactly why the color of someone’s skin is important escapes me.

I came across a list of Barry’s firsts complied, with sources, by Doug Ross on the directorblue blogspot. There are numerous other sad firsts not included here but this list should be more than enough to convince anyone who is the least bit open-minded that this is the most corrupt administration ever. This is a positively tragic list of “accomplishments.” In my mind the people who voted for this thug have one hell of a lot to answer for.

President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated]
   
Yes, he’s historic, alright.

Law and Justice
• First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)
• First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)
• First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill – Source: Business Insider)

• First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)
• First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador’s Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)
• First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)

• First President to Use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as Well as Jewish Groups (Source: Sen. Ted Cruz)
• First President to Unlawfully Seize Telephone Records of More than 100 Reporters to Intimidate and/or Bully Them (Source: Associated Press)
• First President to Witness a Single Cabinet Secretary Commit Multiple Hatch Act Violations Without Acting, Speaking Out, Disciplining or Firing That Person (Source: New York Times)

• First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)
• First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas (Source: Business Insider)
• First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend — While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session (against the advice of his own Justice Department – Source: United States Court of Appeals)

• First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case (Source: Gawker)
• First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions” (Source: DHS documents uncovered by Judicial Watch)
• First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)

• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places (the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Source: Investors Business Daily)
• First President to Refuse to Comply With a House Oversight Committee Subpoena (Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It (Defense of Marriage Act – Source: ABC News)

• First President to Increase Surveillance of American Citizen Under the Patriot Act by 1,000 Percent in Four Years (Source: NBC News)
• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund – Source: Fox News)
• First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)

Scandals
• First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentalities of government to punish those on the list – Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending — Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election. (Source: National Journal)
• First President to Intentionally Disable Credit Card Security Measures (in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures – Source: Power Line)

• First President to send 80 percent of a $16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute. (Source: Washington Examiner)
• First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes (Source: Daily Caller)

• First President to Leak Confidential IRS Tax Records to Groups Aligned Politically With Him for Partisan Advantage (Source: The Hill Newspaper)
• First President to Use the EPA to Punish Political Enemies and Reward Political Allies (Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute)
• First President to Send Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to His Wife’s Former Employer (Source: White House Dossier)

• First President to Have His Administration Fund an Organization Tied to the Cop-Killing Terrorist Group, the Weather Underground (Source: National Review)

Economy
• First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government (Source: Reuters)
• First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat (Source: Christian Science Monitor)
• First President to Move America Past the Dependency Tipping Point, In Which 51% of Households Now Pay No Income Taxes (Source: Center for Individual Freedom)

• First President to Increase Food Stamp Spending By More Than 100% in Less Than Four Years (Source: Sen. Jeff Sessions)
• First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on ‘Shovel-Ready’ Jobs — and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs (Source: President Obama during an early meeting of his ‘Jobs Council’)
• First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases (Source: The Hill)

• First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to Propose Budgets So Unreasonable That Not a Single Representative From Either Party Would Cast a Vote in Favor (Sources: The Hill, Open Market)
• First President Whose Economic Policies Have the Number of Americans on Disability Exceed the Population of New York (Source: CNS News)

• First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to Sue States For Enforcing Immigration Laws Passed by Congress (Source: The Arizona Republic newspaper)
• First President to See America Lose Its Status as the World’s Largest Economy (Source: Peterson Institute)

• First President to redistribute $26.5 billion of the taxpayers’ funds to his union supporters in the UAW (Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler (Source: Detroit News)
• First President to Attempt to Bully a Major Manufacturing Company Into Not Opening a Factory in a Right-to-Work State (Boeing’s facility in South Carolina – Source: Wall Street Journal)

Energy Policy
• First President to Endanger the Stability of the Electric Grid by Shutting Down Hundreds of Coal-Fired Plants Without Adequate Replacement Technologies (Source: National Electric Reliability Corporation – PDF)
• First President to Have His EPA Repudiated by a Federal Judge for “Overstepping Its Powers” When They Attempted to Shut Down Coal Operations in Appalachia (Source: Huffington Post)
• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (Source: Politico)

National Security and World Affairs
• First President to Lie Repeatedly to the American People About the Murder of a U.S. Ambassador and Three Other Diplomatic Personnel for Purely Political Reasons, Rewriting a “Talking Points” Memo No Fewer Than a Dozen Times to Avoid Referencing a Pre-Planned Terror Attack (Source: ABC News)
• First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government (Sources: ABC News, Rep. Michael Turner)
• First President to Leak Highly Classified Military and Intelligence Secrets to Hollywood In Order to Promote a Movie That Could Help His Reelection Campaign (Source: Judicial Watch)

• First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space (Sources: USA Today, ABC News)
• First President to press for a “treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and rights to half of all offshore oil revenue” (The Law Of The Sea Treaty, Source: Investors Business Daily)
• First President to send $200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians (Sources: American Thinker, The Independent [UK])

Miscellania
• First President to Insert Himself into White House Biographies of Past Presidents (Source: The New York Times).
• First President to Golf 122 or More Times in His First Four-and-a-half Years in Office (Source: White House Dossier)

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

Any questions?

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The Truth About Taxes

Little Barry and his liberal democratic/media flacks love carping about tax fairness. I’m certain that by now even the most tone deaf person on the planet could repeat the oft sung “make the rich pay their fair share” song and dance. Delivered no doubt as mindlessly as it was accepted. Given the level of mind numbing repetition this lie gets, especially from so called mainstream journalists who know better, it is not surprising that so many people fall for it.
Using IRS data from 2007, I am going to spoil the hate the rich party so many Americans seem to be enjoying. If, like most liberals you have an aversion to the truth, you should probably tune out now.
Lets start with the people liberals claim to care about the most, the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers. The “little” guy. These folks earned 12 percent of personal income and paid a grand total of 3 percent of income tax revenues.
Compare that to what happens to the top 10 percent. These folks earned 48 percent of personal income and paid 71 percent of all personal income taxes.
It gets even more interesting or depressing depending on your perspective as we climb the ladder of success. Consider the top 5 percent. They earned 37 percent of personal income yet paid 61 percent of personal income tax.
But what about the top 1 percent? Why don’t they pay their fair share? The richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national personal income but paid 40 percent of all personal income taxes. Talk about punishing success.
Now, lets engage in an exercise no longer taught in public schools, I call it critical thinking. The top 10 percent of income earners pay 71 percent of the federal income tax burden and the bottom 47 percent of Americans not only pay virtually nothing but often get refunds funded by the taxes paid by the top “1 percent.” As a child I was taught early and often to thank sincerely those who gave me gifts.
One wonders just how long liberals can continue to strangle the goose that lays golden eggs before it finally dies.
Even though the facts are indisputable, the lie continues. The “rich” are now demonized as “evil” and “not paying their fair share.” Really. Today we are witnessing the confirmation of the Nazi Parties propaganda chief Gobbels dictum. If the lie is big enough and repeated often enough, it will become the unassailable truth.

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