Saturday, August 25, 2012

Obama’s Hidden Agenda – He will not share with the American People

Obama’s Hidden Agenda – He will not share with the American People…….
"President Obama's remarks he made to Russia's president when he thought his microphone was off.  'Give me space,' Obama said. 'This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility' to deal with missile defense. Critics say it makes Obama look arrogant about a second term, and weak on Russia.
Kathleen Hennessey and Paul Richter Los Angeles Times
March 26, 2012
SEOUL, South Korea
In a private conversation made public by a live microphone, President Obama appeared to be putting off diplomatic talks with Russian leaders about a controversial missile defense system in Eastern Europe until after the November election.
Obama was seen on video Monday in a casual chat with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at a nuclear security summit in Seoul. On the tape, Obama leans toward Medvedev and can be heard giving him a message for the once and future Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

"On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved," Obama said. "But it's important for him to give me space.

"This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

"I understand," Medvedev responded. "I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

The exchange, its air of secrecy enhanced by the muffled audio, raised alarm among Obama's critics about his long-term commitment to the missile defense system. The U.S. has promoted it as a shield to protect Europe from missile attacks by Iran. The Russians fear it's aimed at them, and opposition to the missile shield was a major theme of Putin's recent presidential campaign.

Putin, who previously served two four-year terms as president, won a new six-year term March 5 in an election that critics charge was flawed. He will succeed Medvedev, who replaced him in 2008 when term limits prevented Putin from seeking a third successive term.
August 1, 2012

The Case of the Two Churchills

Posted by Amy Davidson

This notion was most blatantly expressed by Dinesh D’Souza. As D’Souza said in an interview with National Review Online for his book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” “Conventional liberals don’t return the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office…. Obama hates Churchill because Churchill was the prime minister who cracked down on an anti-colonial uprising in Kenya, one in which Obama’s father and grandfather were both arrested.” This is part of a larger story about how Obama is really an anti-colonialist socialist who doesn’t like countries like Britain or America.

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A few months ago, on the Hugh Hewitt show, I was asked to respond to President Obama’s remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast, at which he said that he believed in “living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper.” And I reprised a bit from my book, After America (out next month in paperback!):
In a TV infomercial a few days before his election, Obama declared that his “fundamental belief” was that “I am my brother’s keeper”.
Hmm. Back in Kenya, his brother lives in a shack on 12 bucks a year. If Barack is his brother’s keeper, why can’t he shove a sawbuck and a couple singles in an envelope and double the guy’s income? Ah, well: When Barack Obama claims that “I am my brother’s keeper”, what he means is that the government should be his brother’s keeper.
Dinesh D’Souza met Barack’s brother, George Obama, earlier this year for his new documentary. A couple of days ago he got a call from him:
He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”
In fact, as D’Souza points out, George’s actual brother is “a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world” who talks repeatedly about our obligation to be our brother’s keeper:
Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.
So much for spreading the wealth around.  (other peoples money)
Roger Kimball adds:
I’ve long known that abstract benevolence, a specialty of liberals, was eerily compatible with practical indifference or even cruelty. (I go into some of the reasons for this in “What’s Wrong with Benevolence” in my new book The Fortunes of Permanence.) But this spectacle of callous familial neglect by, as Dinesh rightly describes him, the most powerful man in the world is something special.
As Roger says, abstractions are what matter for contemporary liberalism: Slap a “Celebrate Diversity” sticker on your bumper, and you’ll barely notice you live in an upscale white enclave and send your kids to a school where the only diversity in view is the janitor. But the gulf between Obama’s life and self-mythologizing goes beyond that. He was happy to exploit his exotic Kenyan family as part of his remarkably canny self-promotion, yet in the end the composite characters with invented narratives are far more real to him than a non-composite brother with an actual sick kid. Because the composites know their place – bit-players in The Barack Obama Story.

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