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Krauthammer on Obama: An Illuminating Set of Observations

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

The following was sent to me by my good friend, Dr. Jerry Marks. In LIGHT OF THE ELECTION 21 DAYS AWAY, it is well worth reading carefully, since it highlights some sobering thoughts about Barack Obama

First, for those who don’t know him, some facts about Charles Krauthammer, M.D.

1. Born: March 13 , 1950
2. Birthplace: New York City , New York
3. Raised in Montreal , Canada
4. Attended Mc Gill University and Harvard Medical School
5. 1972 diving accident left him paralyzed from the neck on down.
6. Directed psychiatric research for the Carter administration
7. Began writing career in 1981 with The New Republic
8. Helped develop the ” Reagan Doctrine ” in the 80’s
9. Appointed to Presidential Council on Bioethics in 2002

Dr. Krauthammer is frequently on the Fox News Channel. He is an M.D. and a lawyer. A friend went to hear Charles Krauthammer. He listened with 25 others in a closed room. What he says here is NOT 2nd-hand but 1st. The ramifications are staggering for us, our children and their children.

Last Monday ( Oct. 8 ) was a profound evening. Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the American Experiment. He is a brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright and careful in his analysis and never resorts to emotions or personal insults. He is NOT a fear monger nor an extremist in his comments and views. He is a fiscal conservative and has received a Pulitzer Prize for writing. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News and writes weekly for the Washington Post.

The entire room was held spellbound during his talk. I have summarized his comments, as we are living in uncharted waters economically and internationally.

Even 2 Dems at my table agreed with everything he said! If you feel like forwarding this to those who are open minded and have not drunk the Kool-Aid, feel free….

Summary of his comments:

1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a cool customer who doesn’t show his emotions. It’s very hard to know what’s behind the mask. The taking down of the Clinton dynasty was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a way of making you think he’s on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite . Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power . He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself but rather to change everything, including dismantling capitalism . He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand and wants to level the playing field with income redistribution and punishment to the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada .

4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION and NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal government. He doesn’t care about the auto or financial services industries but got them as an early bonus. The cap and trade will add costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare program because if you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof. The only way to control costs is with massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada .. God forbids!

5. He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever even run a candy store . But they are going to try and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama is not a socialist; rather he’s a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution . He ran as a moderate but will govern from the hard left . Again, watch what he DOES, not what he says.

6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the United States but more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries and their agendas. He sees moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany and England was a prime example of how he sees America as an imperialist nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the first President, ever , who has chastised our allies and appeased our enemies!

7. He is now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (and pain) will not come due until after he is reelected in 2012. He would like to blame all problems on Bush, from the past, and hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego and Dr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcissist.

8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while but will emerge strong. Republicans are pining for another Reagan but there will never be another like him. Krauthammer believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in February) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere and intelligent but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts and info if she is to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller government, personal responsibility, strong national defense and State’s Rights .

9. The current level of spending is irresponsible and outrageous. We are spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyperinflation, depression or worse . No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The Media is giving Obama, Reid and Pelosi a Pass because they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due and people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus package. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions and the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.

10. The election was over in mid-September when Lehman brothers failed, fear and panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, and the war was grinding on indefinitely without a clear outcome. The people are in pain and the mantra of change caused people to act emotionally. Any Dem would have won this election; it was surprising it was as close as it was.

11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it’s under 8%, the Dems continue to roll. If it’s between 8-10%, it will be a dogfight. It will all be about the economy. I hope this gets you really thinking about what’s happening in Washington and Congress. There is a left-wing revolution going on , according to Krauthammer, and he encourages us to keep the faith and join the loyal resistance. The work will be hard but we’re right on most issues and can reclaim our country before it’s far too late.

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Do yourself a long term favor. Send this to all who will listen to an intelligent assessment of the big picture. All our futures and children’s futures depend on our good understanding of what is really going on in DC and our action pursuant to that understanding!!

It really IS up to each of us to take individual action!!

Start with educating your friends and neighbors

If you are not interested in justice or in truth forget this . However,
If you hold sacred the freedoms granted to you by the U.S. Constitution…
by all means, please… PASS it ON!

Paul Ryan’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

This was sent to me by my good friend Dr. Stephen Dubel. It needs widespread dissemination because it has not been until now, and is critical to know in this election .

A List of Republican Budget Cuts
Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.
Read to the end.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
* Save America ‘s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
* Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
· Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading   Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
*Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S.Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings..
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
*Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
*Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
*Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
*Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN’T THAT SPECIAL
* Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
*Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs– $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?
Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan. .

Benghazi: Osama’s Revenge on Obama

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

This is a very interesting article by James Lewis in THE AMERICAN THINKER, October 13, 2012

Talk about chickens coming home to roost.  Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos.  It’s the revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger.

The Middle East is beginning to fall apart — Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel’s sensitive defense installations, and the IDF waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda’s Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack, working through al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), while the glorious Libyan friends did nothing as our ambassador was being raped and murdered.  The guards called for help, and nobody responded.  A police car fled the scene.  The other ten cop cars requested by the consulate never showed up.

The Libyan regime knew.  It had to know.

In Afghanistan, our soldiers are being murdered by the same Afghan troops we are training to take over after we leave.  They can see the weak horse and the strong horse, and they are trying to tell the strong horse what side they are on.  These folks used to be on our side, but they know which way the storm is blowing.

Remember: host governments are always responsible for the safety of accredited diplomats and soldiers.  Always, always, always.  Embassies have a U.S. Marine color guard — not for protection, but for a symbolic presence.  Host governments have overwhelming power: armies, cops, and a huge intelligence apparatus.  In Afghanistan, believe it or not, we are the guests of the regime.  If Afghan soldiers are killing us, it’s because the regime is trying to save its butt, now that we have bowed down to the Taliban.

When Ayatollah Khomeini staged the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, he denied any responsibility.  Jimmy Carter was weak enough to do nothing for a whole year, when the answer is right in the  textbooks: the host government is always responsible for the security of diplomats.  As soon as Reagan beat Carter, the U.S. hostages were released pronto, because Khomeini was not ready to die.  His point was made.

Interesting footnote: Khomeini’s  runner to the embassy terrorists was a kid named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  It was a big career move for him.

America may not have a memory, but the Islamists do.  They’ve got our number, and they knew how far to push.  They are not interested in you and me — not yet — but in the 1.4 billion Muslims who are quietly loving the revenge of Allah.  This is how al-Qaeda gets notorious, wealthy, and powerful.  This is how Islamists make recruits all over the world, including the West.  Now Islamist throwbacks own Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Gaza.  America is asleep at the switch, and Islamic fascists are on the march.  Women in the millions are putting on chadors, niqabs, and black tents, not because they want to, but because they are afraid not to.  They are right to be afraid.  Our raving feminists are silent as the grave.

Remember: both our Cairo Embassy and our Benghazi Consulate were attacked, with a black al-Qaeda flag waving over the ruins for the international cameras.  Al-Qaeda’s signature is simultaneous attacks in different places.  This was the biggest victory for AQ since 9/11/01.  We handed it to them.  Obama bowed down to King Abdullah in public.  Hillary has been videoed a thousand times walking with Huma, both wearing head scarves.

Signals.  In the Muslim world, if you send an openly gay ambassador to Libya, you might as well paint a target on him.  If you make Hillary — the betrayed wife of President Bill — your secstate, expect the outraged patriarchal pride of the throwbacks to take revenge.  You think Hillary being secstate is wonderful and progressive, and they take it as a personal insult and demand bloody revenge.  They are laughing at her now — a weak woman with a weaker president.

In Egypt and Libya, our glorified “Arab Spring” buddies did nothing while our sovereign territory went up in flames, our diplomats were shot and abused, and our national security secrets were stolen.  So-called “spontaneous protests” exploded in fourteen Muslim countries at the same time as the Cairo and Benghazi assaults.  Our diplomats have now been pulled out of a reported 20 Muslim countries, including Tunisia, Mali, Algeria, Libya.

It was the eleventh anniversary of 9/11/01, and our State Department idiotically pulled  the U.S. Marines and military contractors out of Libya — in favor of radical Islamists hired at $13,000 per year.  Instead of U.S. Marines to guard the embassies with machine guns those State Department moneys went to Green Chevy Volts.

To show them we mean no harm.  How they must be laughing at us.

Hours before the Benghazi attack on Ambassador Chris Stevens, al-Qaeda released a web video from Ayman Al Zawahiri — bin Laden’s second in command.  According to the Israeli intelligence-linked news site Debkafile.com:

Zawahiri called on the faithful to take revenge on the United States for liquidating one of the organization’s top operatives, Abu Yahya al-Libi in June by a US drone in Northwestern Pakistan. Its release was a “go signal” for the hit team to attack the US diplomats in Benghazi.

Why Benghazi?  Because al-Libi means “the Libyan.”  Obama’s U.S. predator killed Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan, and al-Qaeda takes instant revenge on our top diplomat in Libya.

Why the timing? It was 9/11, hours after the United States held memorial ceremonies for the victims, broadcast around the world.

It may not make sense to us, but it makes all the sense in the world to radical Muslims, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Salafists, Wahhabis, suicidal Twelvers, martyrdom freaks of Hezb’allah, and neo-Ottomans.  There are hundreds of these little sects around the world, all whipped up every Friday by the local imam, sheikh, or other revenge fantasist.

Signals.  They understand them.  We have a media and political class that throws sand in our eyes.  They are screaming at us, and we are pretending not to hear.

We now know why the administration has been running like hell from the assaults in Benghazi and Cairo.  Weeks of flimsy lies, day after day, starting with Obama’s speech to the United Nations, where he blamed a shoddy web video made by a Christian Copt from Egypt (“a resident of Southern California”) who was promptly put in jail, presumably to protect his life.  The BBC instantly blamed the video on 100 Jews — or was it 500? — who paid for the cruddy video.  Anything to deflect blame in those crucial hours.  Then the BBC “corrected” its lie after it went around the globe.

Our U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is still running the same lies Obama told weeks ago.  Hillary and the State Department are telling different lies every day; Obama is blaming the intelligence agencies, who are leaking right back; and somebody is blaming the Pentagon today.

This would be a scream if it wasn’t so dangerous.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat is an Arab newspaper published in London, and it’s found a Libyan guard who survived that night, named ‘Ali.  (Translation by MEMRI.org; formatting in original.)

… Ali was part of a Special Protection Unit, which comprises members of the February 17 Brigade, a Libyan militia comprising radical Islamists which was established following the Libyan revolution.

Back in March 2012, the U.S. Consulate had hired members of the Special Protection Unit to guard its compound.

‘Ali and others in his team describe … the embassy’s poor cooperation when, following the June 2012 attack on the embassy, (when a bomb exploded outside the Benghazi consulate) they requested upgrades to their weapons and improvement of the security tools at their disposal.

‘Ali said that during the attack, after the embassy was stormed by some 50 men, … his team’s calls for backup, in Arabic and English, went unanswered by both the Americans inside the embassy and by the February 17 Brigade headquarters less than two miles away.

Police Vehicle Outside Consulate “Fled The Scene”; No Response To Libyan Guards’ Call For Backup

‘Ali … was taken by surprise by the attack, which he said “seemed to come out of nowhere.” He said that he first noticed that the police car outside the consulate – an additional layer of security provided by the Libyan government – “took off quickly, fleeing the scene.”

He then saw some 50 men, mostly unarmed, approaching the consulate by foot on the dirt road leading up to it, headed by eight masked men, two of whom carried RPGs. … Shortly thereafter, one of the attackers fired three (RPG) rounds at the main gate, while others stormed the consulate wall.

…the great majority of the attackers were Libyans from Benghazi, and some of them were masked. … four of the attackers, all apparently masked, were the leaders of the group, because … all the others seemed to listen to them and to follow their orders.

… one of the four leaders had worn a Pakistani-type garment, and carried a golden pistol. A second, whom he described as a “short, fat, irritable” man about 5’4″ with a beard visible under his mask carrying an AK-47, asked him about where the Americans were inside the consulate. A third man, he said, who was about 5’7″, wore a long robe.”

This is the age of the web, and the U.S. State Department must have been following every moment of the six-hour attack.  They knew about September 11.  They knew about Zawahiri’s video.  They knew Al-Libi was assassinated on President Obama’s direct orders in Pakistan.  They had received distress calls from the U.S. ambassador in Libya.

They knew.  If they didn’t know, they should resign en masse.

If the State Department knew, Hillary must have known.  If Hillary knew, Obama must have been told.  This is the age of instant communication.  Didn’t somebody have a cell phone?

They knew and did nothing.

It was 3 am, and nobody picked up the phone.

If Americans can’t figure this out, the bad guys will.  They already know.  Only the ignorant and foolish don’t get it.

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