October 04, 2012
The video available at dailycaller.com of President Barack Hussein Obama speaking before a predominately black audience at Hampton University in June 2007 is surreal.
Obama, who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii and graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, puts on a very affected Southern accent. He does forget his accent sometimes, but it is strange to hear him speak so differently. Obama also praises the man who at that time was still his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He has nothing but praise for Wright and describes Wright as the man who introduced him to Jesus Christ.
It is astounding that in 2008, when Obama was the Democratic candidate for president, that this speech didn't get some play, but the mainstream media ignored it.
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There is a tremendous amount of information being put out there by the political campaigns of both parties. Two things that are good to remember are that the mainstream media act like a third arm for the Democratic campaigns, and in particular the Obama campaign. Many people in the country have become disenchanted with Obama and will not vote for him again, but the mainstream media are still behind him hook, line and sinker.
It doesn't matter what incomprehensible move Obama makes, it is supported by the mainstream media. The New York Times was still reporting that a mob overran the American compound in Benghazi days after even the State Department had given up on that lie, because the White House was still trying to sell that absurd story, which to anyone with a third-grade education was a bold faced lie. Spontaneous gatherings of angry people simply do not have heavy machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and mortars, nor do mobs attacks in organized stages.
The other fact to be aware of is that campaigns even lie to themselves. At the trial of John Edwards, one of the questions before the court was if he was still a viable presidential candidate when some of the money laundering took place. His pollster said that he had the figures to prove that Edwards had already lost, but he was still sending out emails to top campaign officials about how well the campaign was going. In other words, politicians lie, the people who work for them lie, and they all lie even to each other.
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Obama continues to link the anti-Islam video with the attack on the American compound in Libya. He did it at the United Nations, and the mainstream media are following his lead in linking the so-called "spontaneous demonstrations" and the attack in Libya. It doesn't seem to make much difference why the American compound was attacked and four Americans were killed, but it does. Since a CNN reporter who was wandering around the compound discovered slain Ambassador Chris Steven's journal, we know that he was concerned about threats and security risks. He knew the State Department knew; maybe Obama knew that something was likely to happen. There had already been two attacks, but the American compound didn't have Marines protecting the ambassador and other Americans.
Obama needs to link the attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans to a spontaneous uprising because the truth is that he did not give the American State Department personnel the protection they needed.
A video shot by an American was released on YouTube, and suddenly Muslims are rioting all over the world. That's the lie and, as with all good lies, there is some truth to it. There were riots and uprisings over the video but there wasn't one in Benghazi on Sept. 11. The attack was well planned and successful.
No less than the American ambassador to the United Nations, who is supposed to be next in line to be secretary of state, Susan Rice, said that it was mob. She knew that it wasn't true when she said it, or else she is not privy to the type of information that an ambassador should have. The very fact that they used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and mortars proves that it was a planned attack. The fact that there was no mob, just attackers, is an indication. Most people don't carry that kind of weaponry or big cans of diesel fuel to start huge fires.
Maybe Rice would make a good secretary of state for Obama because we now know she has no trouble telling boldfaced lies that she knows are going to be discovered to be boldfaced lies. In the past the secretaries of state have had some integrity, but evidently that is not what Obama wants.
The story of Benghazi gets sadder with each passing day. The State Department had asked for more protection. There had been attacks and threats and no extra protection was given. But what is as bad is that after it happened, after Stevens was killed, he was found by looters who reportedly took him to the hospital – something the United States government didn't do for him.
But according to reports from Benghazi, the American compound still has not been secured and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not been allowed to travel to the site to investigate and report on what happened. It would appear that the Obama administration doesn't want the American people to know what actually happened. Why else would the government not send in sufficient troops to secure the area and allow the FBI to investigate?
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The last time an American ambassador was killed in the line of the duty was in the 1970s during the administration of former President Jimmy Carter. The two administrations have much in common because they both project American weakness abroad. Strength is appreciated in the Middle East where leaders understand that international law is the law of the jungle and can somewhat be enforced against weak nations but strong nations do what they want.
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Driving to work I often think of Obamacare, and lately of First Lady Michelle Obama's plan to restrict the calories for all school lunches. I think about it driving to work because I am in constant amazement at the variety of vehicles that Americans drive. It is not unusual to be lined up waiting for a stop light with 10 other cars and have none of them be the exact same make or model.
One size fits all doesn't work in the United States because we are so fiercely independent. I feel for the kids who are having to try to get by on 850 calories. When I was in high school I ate as much as I could and I didn't have an ounce of fat on me. (I certainly can't say the same today 40 years later.) I don't know how the kids who are playing football, field hockey, soccer or volleyball, running cross country or track, swimming or participating in any other sport are supposed to survive on such a small amount of food.
It is wrong and hopefully someone will sue the government for cruel and unusual punishment. The fact that some kids are obese doesn't mean that all kids are obese and need to diet, but that fact is lost on our first lady, who seems to want to be able to tell everybody in the country how to raise their children. Maybe Mrs. Obama should put her children in a public school and see how they like eating the paltry meals that are being mandated. I imagine at Sidwell Friends, where the tuition is about $35,000 a year, the kids eat what the parents who are paying the bills want them to eat....continued on page 2