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Obama Disses Brits, Will Media Miss?
Newsbusters ^ | 02/15/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 02/15/2009 10:15:34 AM PST by DFG

Barack Obama loves Lincoln. It seems not a day goes by that he isn't quoting the Civil War icon or comparing himself to that great man. But it looks like we are finding one great leader that Barack Obama doesn't like so much: Winston Churchill.

It appears that President Obama is dissing the Brit's most famous and stalwart leader by quickly returning the most famous bust of the man loaned to this country by the United Kingdom in the aftermath of 9//11. The return of the bust of Churchill flustered the British government because they didn't ask for it to be returned. Our best ally was nonplussed and even quickly told Obama he could keep it in the Oval Office where Bush had displayed the piece of art. Obama told them no thanks which made the Brits even more amazed.

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Obama probably prefers Neville Chamberlain.
1 posted on 02/15/2009 10:15:34 AM PST by DFG
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To: DFG
Mugabe.

Obama no doubt considers the US too Eurocentric.

2 posted on 02/15/2009 10:18:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: DFG

Remember Churchill was half American. I can recall when it was regularly suggested that Churchill was one of the greatest men of all time.


3 posted on 02/15/2009 10:19:13 AM PST by yarddog
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To: skeeter

Mugabe and Allah. O is Saudi stooge who will flood America with Muslims.


4 posted on 02/15/2009 10:20:04 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: DFG

Absolutely. I am amazed this story wasn’t from the Onion...


5 posted on 02/15/2009 10:21:28 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: DFG
Obama probably prefers Neville Chamberlain.

Or perhaps someone more like The Anointed One himself - King George III.

6 posted on 02/15/2009 10:21:33 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: DFG
Hey! Obama! Поцелуйте мой торец Вы Социалистическая Слизь!
(Kiss my butt you Socialist Slime!)
7 posted on 02/15/2009 10:21:46 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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Obama needed the space to display his bust of Mussolini


8 posted on 02/15/2009 10:21:51 AM PST by Honcho Bongs (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. - Churchill)
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To: DFG

they needed room for the bust of Che to go there?


9 posted on 02/15/2009 10:21:54 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Antyhing Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: DFG

I suspect Obama doesn’t like Churchill because he saw the Soviets and the communists for what they were. The bust reminded him of Churchill’s insult to Stalin.


10 posted on 02/15/2009 10:22:03 AM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: DFG

Obama is such an a&&hole.


11 posted on 02/15/2009 10:23:16 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: DFG

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” - Winston Churchill - It has always failed and it will fail again.


12 posted on 02/15/2009 10:23:23 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: DFG
He's just not comfortable with borrowing.

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I have to say, I wouldn't want it in my office, either...it's one heck of an ugly piece of scrap metal (Sorry, Sir Jacob!). But surely we could have found a place for it!

13 posted on 02/15/2009 10:23:57 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: yarddog

Churchill was an ardent defender of freedom. It is only natural that a socialist quasi marxist (I am not sure about the quasi) does not want a bust of Churchill in the oval office.


14 posted on 02/15/2009 10:24:30 AM PST by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: DFG

He has a bust of Stalin that he wants to put in its place.


15 posted on 02/15/2009 10:25:07 AM PST by eclecticEel (Wall Street isn't a charity ... so why are we giving them money?)
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To: DFG
Obama probably prefers Neville Chamberlain.

Maybe even Lenin or Winnie Mandella.

16 posted on 02/15/2009 10:25:57 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: DFG

Words can’t even describe how dangerous this communist brat of a president really is. The next 4 years are going to be interesting in the worst way possible.


17 posted on 02/15/2009 10:28:22 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: DFG
The return of the bust of Churchill flustered the British government... nonplussed... amazed.

Churchill could explain it to them:

I cannot forecast to you the action of Obama. He is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Socialist political interest.

18 posted on 02/15/2009 10:28:43 AM PST by Rastapopoulos
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To: DFG

“President Obama is dissing the Brit’s most famous and stalwart leader by quickly returning the most famous bust of the man loaned to this country by the United Kingdom in the aftermath of 9//11.”

That’s it, Bambi, tick off the only ally we have. He’s probably going to replace it with a bust of Poncho Villa.


19 posted on 02/15/2009 10:30:10 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: DFG

Churchill didn’t care for Muslims.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1592070/posts

That’s what behind this gesture.


20 posted on 02/15/2009 10:32:01 AM PST by bergmeid (We have to fight Democraps with everything we've got!)
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To: DFG

Here’s the REAL reason obie returned the bust:

Winston Churchill On Islam

A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, “The River War”, in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

Good summary, Winnie!


21 posted on 02/15/2009 10:35:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Nachum

ping for your list


22 posted on 02/15/2009 10:37:07 AM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.EXE corrupted... Re-boot Washington D.C? (Y/N))
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To: bergmeid

More from Chruchill:

Churchill noted the threat of Wahhabism on June 14, 1921 at the House of Commons. At that time, Churchill was Secretary for the British colonies, and he had been involved in the formation of Iraq (in 1921), Jordan (Transjordan) and Palestine, territories which Britain had liberated from the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.

A large number of Bin Saud’s followers belong to the Wahabi sect, a form of Mohammedanism.

“The Wahhabis profess a life of exceeding austerity, and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahhabi villages for simply appearing on the streets.”

“Austere, intolerant, well-armed, and blood-thirsty, in their own regions the Wahhabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account, and they have been, and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”

The Bin Saud to whom Churchill refers here is King Abdul Aziz bin Saud (c. 1880-1953), who would go on officially to establish Saudi Arabia in 1932. The Wahhabists slaughtered 25 of the Mahmal caravan members at Mina because they played trumpets. Music was forbidden to the Wahhabists. The incident soured relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Churchill said: “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last. Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.”


23 posted on 02/15/2009 10:37:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Eva

“its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”

Wow, what a great Winston quote! This is exactly what those morons are attempting to do with the health care system.


24 posted on 02/15/2009 10:39:26 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

That quote is the reason that Obama sent back the bust.


25 posted on 02/15/2009 10:40:53 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: DFG

Hey Brits, will take back Winny’s bust as soon as you produce Obama’s birth records from a Mombasa hospital.


26 posted on 02/15/2009 10:41:28 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: bergmeid

No, this is what is behind the return of the Churchill bust:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” - Winston Churchill - It has always failed and it will fail again.


27 posted on 02/15/2009 10:42:56 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: DFG

In 1952, Churchill sent troops to Kenya, to quash a rebellion. It led to a civil war lasting at least two years. The Messiah’s daddy would have been a young boy then. The Kikiyu (forgive my spelling) were loyal to the British. O is Lao is something like that.

Good thing we don’t have a president with divided loyalties:)


28 posted on 02/15/2009 10:43:10 AM PST by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: Blue Highway

It does seem like satire, doesn’t it? I weep for our nation.


29 posted on 02/15/2009 10:44:46 AM PST by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: DFG

Someone send him a statue of Stalin or Lenin...I’m sure he’d treasure it.


30 posted on 02/15/2009 10:45:58 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: bergmeid

I have to admit, that you could be right about the reason for the return of the bust. That article is powerful stuff. It would be funny to post a link to that article on a British web site, in defense of Geert Wilder and his film. Ask the Brits, what has changed?


31 posted on 02/15/2009 10:46:51 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: DFG
From the Telegraph article

Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill's second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion. Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather.

32 posted on 02/15/2009 10:47:33 AM PST by tapatio
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To: shield
Someone send him a statue of Stalin or Lenin...I’m sure he’d treasure it.

My guess is he's replacing the Churchill bust with one of...himself. After all, Obama is the one he's been waiting for!
33 posted on 02/15/2009 10:49:17 AM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: Eva

It’s probably a combination of Churchill’s anti-socialism and anti-Islam. No wonder Ozero hates Churchill to the point where he would embarrass the Brits by returning the bust unasked. It’s like showing sunlight and garlic to a vampire.


34 posted on 02/15/2009 10:50:07 AM PST by bergmeid (We have to fight Democraps with everything we've got!)
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To: DFG

Good think Obama never ventured into international law. He has NO diplomacy skills.....among other things. Lol...


35 posted on 02/15/2009 10:50:47 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: shield

“Someone send him a statue of Stalin or Lenin...I’m sure he’d treasure it.”

Nah....he’d prefer Karl Marx.


36 posted on 02/15/2009 10:51:40 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: DFG

I can’t imagine the thought process that led to the decision to return the statue. What an awful public relations decision. Perhaps they have an explanation that we haven’t heard yet. What could it be? I’m dumbfounded!


37 posted on 02/15/2009 10:55:41 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: SumProVita

More like Hitler or Goebbels. Both of those persons fit his type of leadership.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 10:57:59 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: DFG
<"Obama probably prefers Neville Chamberlain.">

More likely "Che", or Achmadinajad.

39 posted on 02/15/2009 10:58:35 AM PST by matthew fuller
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To: lacrew
Even more "allegations" to that Kenya connection, Churchill bust casts shadow over special relationship with the US

...........Mr Obama shows little evidence of the Anglophilia that led his predecessors to pepper speeches with quotations from Churchill. Instead, there have been suggestions that he has reason to disdain the former Prime Minister. In 1952 Churchill declared the Kenya emergency in the homeland of Mr Obama’s father, sending in troops to crush the Mau Mau rebellion against colonial rule. Among the Kenyans who were detained without trial and allegedly tortured by the British was Hussein Onyango Obama, the President’s grandfather...............

.............Shortly before Mr Obama’s inauguration, the Jacob Epstein bronze is understood to have been removed and placed in storage by White House curators. Recent photographs show that a bust of Abraham Lincoln, one of the new President’s heroes, has been moved to take the position once occupied by Churchill.

The bronze was lent to George Bush by Tony Blair in 2001 from the Government Art Collection for the duration of his presidency. It is now due to be returned.


Hmmmmmm. Whether any of that is true, Obama's return of the bust is an overt snub to our ally, especially after they asked him to please keep the bust.
40 posted on 02/15/2009 11:00:15 AM PST by Girlene
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To: DFG

Hey Britain, weren’t you the ones who were chiding us for not electing someone international? The Superstar. Well, you got him now.

I wish I could feel sorry for Britain and their ignorance, but I’m too busy feeling sorry for America and her own ignorant.


41 posted on 02/15/2009 11:02:33 AM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristopherson)
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To: DFG

And I thought it wasn’t possible to loathe Obama any more than I already do.


42 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:44 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Yorlik803

Too obvious....he’s attempting to bring change by stealth (which he doesn’t do well either.) By the way, I am one of those who gives him NO real kudos for being an outstanding speaker. He’s slightly above average when giving a speech. Period. Reagan would have made mince-meat of him in that area if they had ever debated.


43 posted on 02/15/2009 11:04:56 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: DFG

oif it was Joseph Stalin.....


44 posted on 02/15/2009 11:08:24 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: DFG

It clashed with the new Ikea decor.


45 posted on 02/15/2009 11:10:06 AM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristopherson)
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To: DFG
There's a picture of the bust in the story. I must admit, I was not impressed.

But I wouldn't insult an important ally by insisting on returning it either.

46 posted on 02/15/2009 11:11:02 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberalism: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
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To: eclecticEel
"He has a bust of Stalin that he wants to put in its place."

Likely 0be has a bust of himself to put on a pedestal just above the 0ne of Stalin.

47 posted on 02/15/2009 11:11:04 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: SumProVita

He dont need Stealth. He has the media running flak for him and a bunch of willing, brainless robots who hang on his every word.
You are right about his speaking skills. Get him off his teleprompter and he sounds like a high school boy who is trying answer explain why he didnt do his homework.


48 posted on 02/15/2009 11:11:26 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: DFG

The reason is CLEAR...

Churchill defeated the Nazis — kindred brothers in hate with the Muslims.....

Obama is clearly a closet Muslim.

The Dalai Bama isn’t nearly as “smart” or “clever” as his sycophants would have us believe — since he is picking fights that don’t need to be fought.


49 posted on 02/15/2009 11:13:33 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Patriotic1; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...
Added to the list...

The List

Week Four

Obama is disses the Brit's most famous and stalwart leader, Winston Churchill by returning the most famous bust of the man loaned to this country by the United Kingdom in the aftermath of 9//11

Obama has begun to indicate that he's willing to reconsider the Bush administration’s push to deploy a ballistic missile defense system, contrary to his repeated campaign promises to the contrary.

Third week in office

Obama changes the setup of the National Security Councel by executive order
Shauna Daly, professional “dirt digger” hired as “White House councel research director”
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got free housing from House rep (D) Rosa DeLauro for 5 years . DeLauro is married to Stan Greenberg; a pollster (Quinlin Rosner Research) with lucrative contracts from both that representatives.
A Syrian paper reported that the Obama U.S. Dept. of Commerce agreed to sell plane parts to Syria
A lawyer for the Obama administration surprised a panel of federal appeals judges by making an argument to preserve state secrets in a trial regarding terrorism subjects. This argument was made, after repeatedly attacking the Bush administration for doing the same thing.
President Obama said Monday that "only government" can shake the country out of recession, as he tried to settle doubts about his administration's costly economic recovery package during a prime-time press conference.
Obama reverses Bush policy on 'warming' Federal agencies settle long-standing case in favor of environmentalists. The U.S. will now refuse to help finance development overseas if the environmental establishment claims that it would contribute to 'global warming
Deborah Burlingame, a 9/11 family member who lost her brother Chip during the 9/11 attacks, spoke to media at the National Press Club about her meeting with President Obama.
He said he was not at all worried about the security of the American people in bringing the detainees here. Not in the least worried about that. His reasoning was this: ‘ Al Qaeda doesn’t have conscience they’re not interested in going back and springing these guys. They’re forgotten once they are put away in our federal facilities. He said, furthermore there are so many soft targets in the United States, like a shopping mall, why would Al Qaeda go after a hard target like a federal lock up or military prison, when they could choose a soft target.’
Burlingame later added that Obama was “non-committal” about visiting Guantanamo Bay when she asked him
Interior Secretary Salazar Kills Bush Offshore drilling plan Saying “we need bring sanity back into our energy policy….
Obama gave two high level positions to former Citibank executives (Jacob J. Lew, and Michael Froman) who helped run Citibank into the ground and raises questions of conflict of interest .
Republicans are shut out of the Stimulus conference negotiations.
Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind):“(the stimulus package…)is being crafted without a single House Republican in the room.”
Obama in 2007:End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: (from Obama’s website: http://change.gov/agenda/ethics_agenda/)
Defense lobbyist William Lynn approved as deputy defense secretary. Obama waives ethics regulations by putting the ex-defense lobbyist in charge of day-to-day operations at the Pentagon. Obama violates promise to keep lobbyists out of the federal government. On his first day in office, Obama issued an executive order forcing individuals to wait two years before they could be hired for the agencies they had lobbied, violating his own executive order less than three weeks in office.
Obama appoints Gil Kerlikowske to be the nation’s new drug czar. Kerlikowske has established himself as a devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal.
Obama controls the press core at the White House: Chicago Sun Times Writer Carol Marin writes: “The press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day.”
Obama demonstrates dangerous ignorance of the Classified Information Procedures Act or CIPA by the president. This was witnessed by Debra Burlingame, sister sister of Charles Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 that was flown into the Pentagon on 9/11, at White House meeting of families of terrorism victims
President Obama today repeated the claim that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., "said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off." But after the president left the event, Owens said the exact opposite.
Defending the White House in the wake of Sen. Judd Gregg's withdrawal as Commerce Secretary, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said it is not "amateur hour"
Obama Now Believes Iran Is Nuke Threat. In 2007, Obama said the opposite, “"It is absolutely clear that this administration and President Bush continues to not let facts get in the way of his ideology."
"They need, now, to aggressively move on the diplomatic front."
"They should have stopped the saber rattling -- should never have started it," said Obama.

Obama interfering with Israeli Government Formation
The U.S. official position is that it looks forward to "working with any government," but in back-channel messages the Obama administration has made it clear it would like to see a unity government in Jerusalem over a narrow right-wing government which would in all likelihood result in a freeze in peace talks with the Palestinians.
Aides to Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Friday that Washington officials did indeed relay the message while associates of Kadima chief Tzipi Livni denied receiving such a message.

Obama brakes campaign promise to wait 5 days before signing any legislation on stimulus bill. Second time he broke this promise in his first month in office

(Rest of the list posted at my profile page on FR)

50 posted on 02/15/2009 11:14:54 AM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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