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Posted on 09/05/2011 12:52:04 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
Too Black to Fail By Flotsam Jetsome 05 September 2011
Wikipedia describes Too big to fail as a colloquial term in regulation and public policy that refers to businesses dealing with market complications related to moral hazard . . . and describes the theory as being one which purports that certain financial institutions are so large and so interconnected that their failure would be catastrophic to the economy, and they therefore deserve to receive special treatment in the form of favorable financial and economic policies from either governments, central banks or both to ensure their continued viability. Its as if these entities are so integral, so critical, that they must be propped up at virtually all costs.
Barack Obama is similarly the recipient of such favorable treatment. The policies beneficial to him are myriad, long-standing, and encompass not only economically and financially favorable elements, but include an astounding immunity to criticism. They are also racist.
No other man or woman would, with Mr. Obamas stunning lack of verifiable historical, educational and vocational records, have ever in a million years been considered even a serious contender, let alone successful aspirant to the presidency, unless the fix was in. In short, Mr. Obama was elected on the basis of three traits: his good looks, his ability to follow a script, and his tan.
When he appeared as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was immediately hailed as the Next Big Thing, and his handlers, enablers and both the DNC and their lapdogs in the mainstream media began working overtime on grooming his image (and scrubbing his history) in preparation for his run at the Oval Office. And despite a plethora of unanswered questions regarding his past, his academic performance, his associations with shady characters, and even though he has zero demonstrable managerial, let alone executive experience, he and his team managed to land him the most coveted job in the world.
The active efforts of Obamas minions, the complicity of the media, and the cowardice of our so-called leaders at all levels of government are what resulted in the installation of this ineligible fraud in our White House. They are also the forces that continue to prop up his failed regime in the face of mountains of evidence that the effects of an Obama presidency indicate epic ineptitude, if not diabolical malfeasance when it comes to Americas best interests.
The liberal American media wanted a candidate that could advance their favored socialist agenda with impunity. A huge number of the American electorate wanted, and still want to demonstrate that they arent racists themselves, by supporting a black man for office at all costs. The need for racial healing trumped all when it came to promoting, nurturing and cosseting Obama as a candidate, and it continues three years into the administration of this America-hating, Marxist, ineligible FAKE.
I wish that I could tell you that Obama and his evil (yes, evil) team of thugs are headed for a life of pink jumpsuits and baloney sandwiches a la Sheriff Joe Arpaios illustrious accommodations at a prison tent city in Arizona. Alas, I believe that the usurper and his helpers will for the most part be allowed to continue their shenanigans with near impunity through 20 January 2013, and that presumes that the electorate is not duped or shamed into voting for the huckster once again. In a world where truth and justice are honored, Dear Reader and his cabal of thugs, grifters and thieves would have been held to account long ago. Obamas status as the first so-called African American President has unfortunately lent him a level of protection from political attack heretofore unseen in American politics. In the opinions of Congress, the Mainstream Media, the courts and far, far too many of the American public, he has truly been deemed Too Black to Fail. Mores the pity.
If not you, who? If not now, when?
You had me nodding all way up to word “ineligible” and it went downhill from there. Nothing destroys a political opinion piece like unfounded allegations. Obama was an ill-advised choice who bamboozled a majority of voters to vote for him, aided by a fawning and predominantly liberal media, despite having the shady past you rightly mention and no demonstrable managerial or leadership skills. His predictably disastrous performance is reason enough to convince the voters that we need someone with a clue to get us out of this fix, but calling him a usurper does nothing to help in that cause. Sorry to be so critical, but flogging the birther line is not in the best interest of the American people.
I respectfully disagree. Until this “gentleman” demonstrates, unequivocally his eligibility to hold the office he currently occupies, he must be presumed to be a usurper. Since he has not demonstrated said eligibility (and online images of purported “original documents” don’t count), the presumption must be that he has something to hide, and therefore that he is in fact ineligible until proven otherwise. This is not a court of law where there is a presumption of innocence until proven “guilty”.
It is incumbent upon the aspirant to office to establish fitness, both in terms of competence and eligibility, rather than for the electorate to demonstrate to the contrary. Obama has not, ever, shown with any degree of reliability that he is eligible to hold the office he currently occupies.
Otherwise, I appreciate your sentiment.
But they do not get that Obama is illegitimate. Whether he is constitutionally eligible or not, he is unqualified by experience and biography and, more importantly, by philosophy for governing America. The problem with Obama is not that he is unintelligent, he is intelligent enough. Nor is the problem that he is inarticulate, one need only watch a few of his one-on-one interviews to see that he sounds and looks presidential and has mastered that art. The problem is that Obama is a psychically incapable of governing America properly.
When the talking heads on the Sunday shows, one after the other each in his turn, recite with approval shopworn nostrums for the repair of the economy which are but anemic reprises of the same failed policies already imposed on an unwilling America by Obama, all with the connivance these media elites, one cannot but conclude that there is utterly no disposition on the part of the elite media to change course.
They simply do not get it.
At best, they are tentatively musing about how they could have once again supported the wrong socialist because, if they had chosen the correct socialist, those same policies would surely have succeeded.
“The problem is that Obama is a psychically incapable of governing America properly.”
The man is in love with the position and the perks that go along with it, and is absolutely down with effecting socialist change via the powers of his office (as long as it’s others that are doing the heavy lifting), he is unwilling or unable to actually take his feet off the Resolute Desk and work to move the country forward. Scandalous is a good descriptor not only for how he gained office, but how he continues to hold it and fails to perform the duties of same.
So there is almost zero discussion in the various fora about the fitness of the candidates running for the office to be an executive. Instead, we care about the views about law that the candidates hold, a discussion that has little relevance to the real job. That's why I was so disappointed in both parties during 2007: one candidate was showing virtually no executive ability, the other a complete mystery.
What the current President has done is make an end run around Congress and the Constitution, and implemented policies that have had a negative effect on the economy using loopholes in the law Congress has passed before. One reason that we are in this mess is that Congress is at war with itself, so that it can't do the right things to pour water on the troubled waters of business environment, particularly to rein in the excesses of the regulatory agencies.
So until the people wake up and realize this is not a popularity contest, but a serious and consequential choice for the right person for the original job, we will continue down the path toward a failed Republic. And the failure can happen with either political party.
Inconceivable, you say? I direct your attention to Robert Heinlein's 1940 short story of Nehemiah Scudder, a fictional character in If This Goes On, about how a preacher is swept into office of the President in the 2011 election [interesting tie-in!] by intelligent use of mass communications, applied psychology, and helped along by a hysterical populace... and proceeds to convert the United States into a religion-based dictatorship, to the point that there were no elections held from 2015 on.
So, how do the various candidates stack up with successful executive experience? I'm impressed with only two against the criteria. And neither of those people have (D) after their name.
I am a birther. Don’t be dissuaded.
This is the key issue about the Kenyan lizard. Who is he?
I believe the Coingres has pretty much shown that they do not have the courage to stand up for America.
Democrats are afraid to leave the fold to do what is right, and Republicans are afraid to challenge them.
Obama has been Resident fot two years and we still have no idea of his background and the media which is using an excavator to dig up every morsel of dirt on Rick Perry will not lift a spoon to dig into Obama’s past.
The Birth Certificate he showed was a joke.
Obama’s term has been destroyed by his Inexperience, his incompetence , his socialism he inherited from his mother and her family,and his liberal education,and his own racial hatred and bias.
This guy is a loser who got elected.
Simply put, managing a Republic turns out to be just too much effort for most Americans in the end so now they want a tyrant. Hence, “What is Erkel going to do about the economy.”. No one is saying “What am I, or what are we, going to do?”. So there you have. I read somewhere recently that this is how Empires die. Folks just get tired of the effort. It just never occurs to them that the tyrant they begged for will actually do the terrible things tyrants do.
I disagree. There have been so many "anomalies" and "questionablke" documents that, along with how well the rest of his history hase been buried, that it is absolutely in the interest of the American People to know the truth, one way or the other. To roll over and ignore something that raises so many questions about the most powerful position in the world is tanamount to selling the People wool cloaks and sending them to the lea to eat grass.
I agree, a relatively good piece until it castrates itself with the ineligible theory.
Hell, according to him he was born British/Kenyan.
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The conspiracy nuts known as "birthers" have repeatedly shown that they will accept nothing as evidence of Obama's eligibility. Every piece of evidence offered becomes more evidence for the conspiracy.
With two valid birth documents produced, along with statements from the State of his birth confirming their legitimacy, Obama's birth is better documented than any President in recent memory.
Well written. There are a couple things we can do- 1] ask your congressman what a “natural born citizen” is, and get his answer on tape. They can vote for war, they should clearly demonstrate who is eligible for CIC. 2] attend the Birther Summit.
I am not saying the case of Obama’s ineligibility has no merit- clearly there is something screwy going on in his past that they don’t want us to know about him (hermaphrodyte? Just a hunch). My point is that the overwhelming majority of Americans accept Obama as a natural born citizen of the USA. A much smaller number (almost a majority) think he is worth giving another term to. The evidence for convincing them otherwise for the latter is relatively free at hand (unemployment numbers, gas prices, golf outings, Michelle’s girth - all of which are too higher and getting higher). So let’s fight the battle we can win, with virtually the same result.
Yes, and that’s being polite.
Their idea of "succeed" is tantamount to death of not only our economy, but also our traditional way of life itself. I have wondered whether Hillary would have been able to push amnesty with a "path to citizenship" through a senate with 60 leftist votes, which of course is what Obama started with.
What if Obama had pushed through amnesty at the start of his term? I tried to think of an appropriate military metaphor, reflecting what a supreme triumph it would have been for the left. The atom bomb in World War II? Not exactly, because 1) "The Bomb" was available for use immediately after they developed it, while naturalization takes years, and 2) the Soviets quickly caught up, while the GOP had no such capability.
But why didn't Obama do it? Was he more concerned with legislation that would have a more immediate effect (since naturalization might take about 10 years to make a give his cause a decisive majority of voters)? Did he think that the recession would go away in his first term, so that he could bring back amnesty when voters were less concerned about the unemployment rate?
Would Hillary have acted and succeeded where Obama waited?
since naturalization might take about 10 years to
make a give his cause a decisive majority of voters
If reference to genital mutilation is being polite, I’d hate to see you be rude.
How is it that you can find the piece generally agreeable, and I presume (possibly wrongly) including the posit that Obama’s history has been scrubbed/obscured and generally kept off-limits to those seeking to learn more of it, and the scrubbing of which he certainly was not capable of doing so by his lonesome, but you find ludicrous the idea that powerful interests with a big stake in an Obama presidency might conspire (there’s that word again) to foist the man on the American public in spite of questions regarding his eligibility?
Perhaps you should change your handle to Hitsuji_yo instead.
No, and you're a disruptroll. Probably an ACORN associate.
He's been a disaster for the US, fomenting a race war, and killing the economy. Now he's rousting the union thugs to war on the American taxpayers and intimidate them into submission. All of his "black" family including BO Sr. are illegal aliens, and he has a fictitious resume, likely written by Bill Ayers, a terrorist.
That "autobiography" claims the alleged father is not an American.
If everything he says is true, he's not eligible. If his birth information is fake, he might be eligible, but a total fraud and subject to conviction.
All RATs lie about everything! (Hey dude, global warming is, like, real man)
Pretty well much my opinion — except for the part with the needless and somewhat reckless conjecture vis-a-vis hermaphrodite.
The problem with your allegation is that Hawaii did not in fact produce anything which they would swear was original.
Till THEY take the leap and declare the document valid, no one else should be expected to regard it with any degree of credibility.
It is NOT the same result. Obama needs to be regarded by History as an ILLEGITIMATE President. The lesson of allowing a non-eligible President to run our country needs to be hammered home till there is no further doubt. The mistake of allowing a non-qualified person on the ballot needs to be addressed and avoided in the future, and the only way to accomplish this is to insure that everyone knows what is the correct requirements for eligibility, and that Obama never met them. Likewise people need to be reminded of the results of letting this happen.
“With two valid birth documents produced, along with statements from the State of his birth confirming their legitimacy, Obama’s birth is better documented than any President in recent memory.”
Surely you jest, Obama has shown nothing that would pass any kind of investigation whatsoever. He could not qualify for even the most basic security check. He wouldn’t have a prayer of getting the secret clearance I had to have to enter a Navy electronics school long ago. Your “two valid birth documents” are images on the internet, nothing more.
So, an Indonesian citizen is qualified to be POTUS?
Since Palin/Cain is not an option, agreed.
That were vouched for by Hawaiian officials. Your conspiracy reaches into the Hawaiian government which while possible, is not probable.
You’ve got to be kidding me. Multiple computer experts have said that there is nothing there but garbage. Are you two working for the Obama campaign or MSNBC?
Why don’t you try applying for a passport and tell them to go to your internet web page to see your birth certificate, you will be laughed at.
Obama is a total fraud, anyone who cares for the truth at all has figured that out long ago. I don’t know where he was born and you don’t either inasmuch as he has claimed both Kenya and Hawaii in the past as his birthplace but I am certain that his BS online birth certificates are as phony as a three dollar bill and I don’t particularly care how many lying officials in Hawaii try to say otherwise. I credit Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s report with ten times the credibility of what the officials in Hawaii say.
GREAT Thread! Thanks! Bookmarked.
Anyone who came here after November 4, 2008 is looked at with caution. Can you understand why?
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks so very much for the compliment. It was written spontaneously from start to finish, with no prior preparation other than looking up the definition for “Too Big to Fail” as applies to huge corporate entities.
I was a little disappointed that the post didn’t generate more comments at the time (I was such a n00b then that I just called it “Self Authored” instead of “Vanity”. Talk about wet behind the ears!), but I’m glad I wrote it now, because it’s so very applicable, and I find myself referring back to it again and again.
Thanks again for the vote of confidence, FRiend!
Thanks! It’s a year old, but still reads fresh. ;)
Like this valid one they posted? Funny how you can simply cut out the text I highlighted in red, place it above the line describing the hospital, and the monospaced font isn't matched in its spacing?
I am not a birther. I think it is a losing issue, and the only thing we will get out of this is ensuring that the next candidates that don't have a last name of Obama will be forced to provide proper documentation.
But please. There is no way that document, which I downloaded from their site (which they provided to shut people up) is "valid". I downloaded it, and did this myself using Photoshop to make the comparison. It isn't rocket science.
They get someone to say "oh, they used different typewriters..." or some other such line, and CBS, Media Matters and the DNC say "Ah. Okay, this is now a dead issue" and lots of people shrug their shoulders and say "Well, I guess that is done with".
If they simply came out and said they didn't have a valid birth certificate they could put their hands on, it was lost in a fire or whatever, I might just say, well, that happens.
But this is everything from his birth certificate up to his college transcripts and everything in between.
This isn't the issue that will decisively shed light on doubts about who this guy is, but it is still important nonetheless.
The thing is such a worthless forgery, it is almost as if they did it just to have a laugh, knowing it won't go anywhere.
But that STILL doesn't render it meaningless.
As always NB, great post. I love that line. It is true, and rings with echos of people who used to have the same outlook on communism.
As in: "Hey. The Soviets are scum. But if the right people did it communism would work fine."
Liberals feel that way about the economy, too. "Hey, if YOU PEOPLE would just let us do what we think should be done, spend another couple of trillion on more stimulus and take over health care, the auto and energy sectors, everything would work..."
Sure, but you won’t find that I’m an Obama or liberal plant. I’m Conservative with a wide swath of Libertarian running through it. I believe in constitution and a strict interpretation of it.
I lurked here for years before posting, mainly because of the wheat to chaff ratio.
With regards to the OP, I simply feel it is a waste of time fighting about Obama’s eligibility since the house and the Senate certified the election. — After that there is no court case in the U.S that could be presented to decide otherwise. It was and will always be a House and Senate issue and not a judicial issue.
The effort would have been better spent on individual states AG’s and having them collectively tighten up their eligibility requirements before posting the next ballot.
The next Messiah will pull the right levers, press the right buttons, and make the whole clanging socialist apparatus function perfectly.
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