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Obama: "Now That I've Been Elected, One's Associations Really ARE Important"
American Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2008 | Michael Eden

Posted on 11/13/2008 10:50:06 PM PST by Michael Eden

The exciting thing about an Obama presidency - aside from the very real possibility that an inexperienced radical will fail spectacularly and send the whole country plunging to its ruin - is the never ending stream of hypocrisy that flows from the man.

I mean, the guy who said he would practice "new politics" of "hope" and "change" appointed a man who said "Republicans can go f@ck themselves" and mailed a rotting fish to an opponent as his chief-of-staff. The guy who said "No" to lobbyists is now saying "Yes" to them during his transition. And the guy who said that he shouldn't be denied the presidency due to "guilt by association" is all of a sudden more concerned with White House staffers' associations than any administration in history. It's like a "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" of revolving hypocrisy.

The man whose campaign offered a constant stream of "that amounts to the charge of guilt by association" when reports of Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, William Ayers, Rashid Khalidi, and others surfaced, is now more fixated on "associations" than any President in history. This from a man who would certainly fail to achieve a security clearance in any administration other than one in which he was President.

Jackie Calmes, writing for The New York Times, says:

A seven-page questionnaire being sent by the office of President-elect Barack Obama to those seeking cabinet and other high-ranking posts may be the most extensive — some say invasive — application ever.
Now, it doesn't surprise me one iota, but it will likely come as a surprise that the man who campaigned as the paradigmatic symbol epitomizing 'hope' and 'change' would prove himself to be the paradigmatic Stalinist instead.

My favorite quote of the article:

Just in case the previous 62 questions do not ferret out any potential controversy, the 63rd is all-encompassing: “Please provide any other information, including information about other members of your family, that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the president-elect.”
As though anyone could actually embarrass the president-elect more than he has embarrassed himself and the country that voted for him with his own "sources of embarrassment."

In 1992 it was a serious matter than Bill Clinton had once smoked marijuana; he had to convince voters that he "didn't inhale." Obama used hard drugs like cocaine. It is difficult to imagine a President having openly associated with openly anti-Semitic PLO functionaries such as Rashid Khalidi, but here we are. It is beyond impossible to imagine a President having not merely associated with, but actively PARTNERED with, a terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital building. But here we are. It is utterly impossible to imagine a President who spent 23 years attending a racist and anti-American church and remaining with said church even AFTER the pastor shouted for all to hear, "God damn America!" But here we are.

And his administration is worried that some detail about someone's life could be "embarrassing"?


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: application; democrat; democrats; embarrassment; obama; questionnaire

1 posted on 11/13/2008 10:50:06 PM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

It sucks to be right about this jerk. No, I stand corrected, I wasn’t right—he’s worse than predicted.


2 posted on 11/13/2008 10:53:05 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (1-22-13)
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To: Michael Eden

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3 posted on 11/13/2008 10:54:28 PM PST by SweetCaroline (I would rather suffer than fail to please GOD!)
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To: Michael Eden

We’re in deep doodoo...


4 posted on 11/13/2008 10:59:46 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: Michael Eden
As though anyone could actually embarrass the president-elect more than he has embarrassed himself and the country that voted for him with his own "sources of embarrassment."

The Obama questionnaire is not about embarrassment, it's about finding fellow leftist travelers that he can count on. It's all about being totally loyal to the "Messiah".

5 posted on 11/13/2008 11:01:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It’s also about collecting enough blackmail material that anyone who fills it out is “owned” by the Obamanators for life..... whether or not the person is actually appointed to a position!!

Think about that one folks — they’re probably passing this questionnaire out to all sorts of people who will never be appointed, b/c it’s nice (if you’re a bunch of Chicago thugs) to gather as much “research” on people as possible.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 11:04:24 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: Michael Eden

Funny when a Pubbie tries to get away with this it is a POLICE state. When a ‘Rat does it is patriotic.

Except a Pubbie would never get away with this...


7 posted on 11/13/2008 11:04:29 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: Darkwolf377

ping


8 posted on 11/13/2008 11:07:48 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: Enchante

Good point.


9 posted on 11/13/2008 11:08:53 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Michael Eden; penelopesire; Miss Didi; rodguy911; SE Mom

Very well written truths.

It is truly inconceivable ...
yet it is.


10 posted on 11/13/2008 11:17:19 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Enchante

Bingo! You got it, future blackmail. OOOps! Should I have said WHITE-mail?


11 posted on 11/13/2008 11:20:13 PM PST by pankot
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To: pankot; Red Steel

As for those who are appointed, it’s a sure bet that the Obama admin. will not suffer from the kind of Paul O’Neill, Scotty McClellan types writing kiss-and-tell memoirs b/c they know that the likes of Rahmbo Emanuel and similar ruthless thugs will possess all sorts of sensitive personal info and won’t be afraid to use it.


12 posted on 11/13/2008 11:29:10 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: Michael Eden
” . . . - aside from the very real possibility that an inexperienced radical will fail spectacularly and send the whole country plunging . . .”


It is not the “inexperienced radical” who will be running anything. He is merely the mouthpiece for the politburo.

13 posted on 11/13/2008 11:40:27 PM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: Michael Eden

The Messiah has arrived and he has a new address: http://thechurchofbarackobama.blogspot.com/

This site is not affiliated with “The Church of Elvis”

Hail to the Chief. . . Messiah, the chosen one, the great I Am the Pres. . .


14 posted on 11/14/2008 12:14:26 AM PST by Animaltrout (Chicago)
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To: Michael Eden

Associate yourself with people of good quality,
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Booker T. Washington


15 posted on 11/14/2008 3:03:38 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: Michael Eden

I don’t even have to read anything past the first line to know I completely agree with this article! “plunging to its ruin” LOL - that should have been an editorial in the NYT before the election...

God help America!

(BTW for anyone excited about yesterdays stock market rally, remember the biggest rallies happen in bear markets...)


16 posted on 11/14/2008 3:27:25 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Michael Eden

you must be pure to serve in the SS


17 posted on 11/14/2008 3:31:05 AM PST by beagleone
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Oh the irony! The people of America can easily be fooled. This election was a hollywood production!


18 posted on 11/14/2008 3:57:47 AM PST by Jeddi
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To: PreciousLiberty

NYTIMES was too worried about Sarahs Wardrobe


19 posted on 11/14/2008 3:57:47 AM PST by Jeddi
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To: Michael Eden

Say, I wonder how long it would take to get arrested if one began sending one of these questionnaires weekly to the Godhead-elect? ;-)


20 posted on 11/14/2008 6:34:32 AM PST by an amused spectator (I am Joe, too - I'm talkin' to you, VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Well, we can get ready to see more bear market rallies. Some are calling what we’re seeing now a “FIB” market; “factoring in Obama.”

Since November 4 (Dow closed at 9,625, it is now at 8,497) the market has lost nearly 12% of its value. Given the fact that the market is primarily based on confidence, what does this say to the market confidence in Obama?


21 posted on 11/14/2008 7:12:06 PM PST by Michael Eden
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