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Is President Obama At War With America? ^ | March 21, 2010 | Austin Hill

Posted on 03/21/2010 5:46:45 AM PDT by Kaslin

If a frontal assault on the foundational principals and values of American life can qualify as being “at war” - then yes, Barack Obama is in combat with our country. And while the belligerence of both his administration and his party’s congressional leadership have seemingly created a sense of alarm across the U.S., their apparent disregard for their own self-inflicted political damage is all the more staggering.

Taking aim at America’s foundations has impacted us both here at home, and abroad. European allies France and England have both made note of our President’s “short shrift” treatment over the past fourteen months, while earlier this month French President Nicolas Sarkozy chastised Obama for his protectionist, anti-free trade policies ( “this is not the right way to behave” Sarkozy told our President). And just last week Vice President Biden took U.S.-Israel relations to a new low point by criticizing the nation on their own soil.

But domestically, Obama’s greatest offense to American life is fundamentally economic in its nature. And at its root, his assault on our sensibilities is best described in terms that he himself has used to criticize others.

In a quickly produced campaign commercial back in the Fall of 2008, candidate Obama addressed the then- melting down American financial system, stating that “this crisis serves as a stark reminder of the failures of crony capitalism, and an economic philosophy that sees any regulation at all as unwise and unnecessary…” At that moment in time, long-standing American financial institutions were being crushed, mostly by their overexposure to sub-prime mortgages, while the stock market was tumbling precipitously.

Was “cronyism” in the financial system really our problem back then? Arguably it was one of many problems at that time, although Obama’s insinuation that our capitalistic free market economy is “un-regulated” was phony (completely un-regulated capitalism does not exist).

But today, cronyism is so flagrant and blatant at the highest ranks of our government, that the President and the congress have lost the confidence and the trust of both America’s cultural “right” and “left.” The stunning, “we’ll-stop-at-nothing” fight to take-over the healthcare industry and the medical profession has put Obama-styled cronyism on full display – and therein lies the greatest assault on America.

The cronyism, however, didn’t begin with the healthcare fight. After taking office, President Obama got to work right away buying-off people who would serve his interests, as he continued the destructive precedent established by George W. Bush and handed over billions of our tax dollars to Chrysler and General Motors. He then established his special “Automotive Task Force,” and appointed as the head of the task force Steve Rattner, a Wall Street investor with no experience in the car business but with lots of experience in raising campaign money for Obama and Democrats.

When GM and Chrysler ended-up in bankruptcy, President Obama insisted that everybody involved needed to “sacrifice,” yet the only people to experience a loss were the companies’ secured creditors. The Obama Administration used the full power of the White House to force the creditors to accept debt payment of thirty cents on the dollar, and then during the “re-structuring” of the companies managed to have chunks of each corporation “gifted” to the United Auto Workers Union (the UAW currently owns about 17% of GM, and slightly over 50% of Chrysler).

President Obama had a good reason to provide “gifts” to the UAW – labor union members frequently make great, loyal, campaign foot soldiers for Democrats. And for this reason it was no surprise when President Obama negotiated an exemption from the mandates of his nationalized healthcare plan for UAW members – they already receive healthcare benefits, and it made no sense to entangle into government healthcare a group of people who could be politically beneficial to Barack Obama.

Then there are the “gifts” to individual members of Congress. The “Louisiana purchase” with Senator Mary Landrieu and the “Cornhusker kickback” happened months ago. Yet all within the last week, we saw Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich go from a “no” to a “yes” vote on Obamacare after his wife was given a job working for Michelle Obama. And the Obama Administration used the power of the Department of the Interior to expand California’s water allocations, in exchange for the votes of on-the-fence Representatives Costa and Cardoza.

And why, exactly, does the Obamacare agenda require all Americans to buy health insurance? Using the force of government to create more “demand” for their product was a great way for President Obama to garner the political support of the insurance industry.

Yet at the epicenter of all of this – all the bribes, manipulations, and heavy-handed mandates – is the narrow, political self-interest of one man: Barack Obama. America’s cultural “right” decries the loss of freedom and the rise of abusive government, while the “left” decries a government that lines the pockets of for-profit corporations (companies that are presumed to be “greedy”), all for the benefit of one self-serving politician.

This is the assault on America’s foundational principals and values. It is the assault of governmental cronyism, on our basic understandings of what is right, and fair.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; chrysler; cornhuskerkickback; cronyism; generalmotors; healthcare; louisianapurchase; obamacare; obamanomics; uaw; unions
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To: DrC

Obama will be jailed or exiled — that WILL be his legacy.

41 posted on 03/21/2010 6:51:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Common Sense 101

Obama has tossed in all of the good will he had after the election—now even the left sees him for what he is—soon all will see him as a would be tin pot dictator. Mark my words, scandal will force him from office before 2012.

42 posted on 03/21/2010 6:54:35 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: browniexyz

He’s also not a human. I hope he’s at war with Jesus Christ shortly.

43 posted on 03/21/2010 7:07:49 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I shed tears for my country.)
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To: Kaslin
Can anyone plausibly deny that this admin isn't deploying Cloward Piven?

Oaths of office, /(THE LAW), prohibit such actions do they not?

44 posted on 03/21/2010 7:12:49 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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I’m not sure any republicans voted for this guy. The people who elected him were “independents” who switch from election to election and that “big tent” the republicans built. If I had voted “against” McCain and voted third party it sure wouldn’t have been to “teach the republicans a lesson”. It would have been because I didn’t see any difference in the two parties. Sarah Palin is the one reason I voted for the “republican”.

45 posted on 03/21/2010 7:16:28 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I shed tears for my country.)
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To: All

He’s either the A.C. or the muslim who wants credit for destroying the infidel nation of America. Or both.

46 posted on 03/21/2010 7:17:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I shed tears for my country.)
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To: DrC

“All that matters is what’s good for Obama’s legacy.”

which will end in blood... lots of it.

47 posted on 03/21/2010 7:17:54 AM PDT by PIF
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To: Terry Mross

Oh but they did - lots of them — some I know, many on radio, and on various BBS inc. FR.

48 posted on 03/21/2010 7:19:27 AM PDT by PIF
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

For my kids’ sake, I hope you are right. Quite frankly, I am sick and tired of this POS socialist ignoramous and his endless desire to destroy this country... still having a hard time believing that people continue to put up with this crap on a daily basis.

49 posted on 03/21/2010 7:24:44 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Joe Marine 76

Austin Hill's Biography

Austin Hill is a Talk Show Host At Boise, Idaho's 580 KIDO Radio, and a frequent Guest Host on the Fox Newstalk Radio Network. He is the Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," And Co-Author of the forthcoming title "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets" (Northfield/Moody Press, 2010).

Austin has hosted for some of America's most prestigious talk radio outlets, including KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, 550 KFYI in Phoenix, Newstalk KIRO in Seattle, Newstalk 92-3 KTAR in Phoenix, and 560 WIND in Chicago. He is also a Web TV host for DC Web TV Dot Com.

Austin is the author of "White House: Confidential - The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a Master's Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University, CA

Visit to learn more about Austin.

I don't see where it says that he is a Journalist.

Did you ever think that he used the word as an adjective and not a noun?

Results for principals

50 posted on 03/21/2010 7:26:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Mar 21, 2010 9:35 am US/Central
Dem Leader Says Health Bill Has 216 Votes To Pass
Voting Will Begin At 1 p.m. EDT Sunday

The chairman of the Democratic caucus in the House said Sunday his party has the 216 votes needed to pass President Barack Obama’s historic health care bill.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Connecticut Rep. John Larson said, “We have the votes now — as we speak.” However, no one else in the Democratic House leadership was ready to declare victory.

51 posted on 03/21/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

52 posted on 03/21/2010 7:53:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: timetostand

LOL! That was awesome!

53 posted on 03/21/2010 8:13:30 AM PDT by peteram (Barack Obama: OTP)
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To: proud American in Canada
Does a bear
54 posted on 03/21/2010 8:38:17 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: timetostand

Will a ten pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit???

55 posted on 03/21/2010 8:41:36 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64


56 posted on 03/21/2010 8:42:18 AM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: timetostand

I’m kinda cracking up about #54 though...


57 posted on 03/21/2010 8:44:42 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Kaslin

Sir, misspellings in an article make a lot of people lose confidence in the author. These people, including myself, become suspicious of the education level and other qualifications of the author. It follows, therefore, that one becomes doubtful as to the veracity of what that person has written.

58 posted on 03/21/2010 11:24:37 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Kaslin

> “He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University, CA...”

“Did you ever think that he used the word as an adjective and not a noun?” <

Principal = main (adjective)
Principal = person or headmaster (noun)
Principal = money (noun)

Principle = basic idea (noun)
Principle = guiding or moral rule (noun)

If Mr. Hill has written ONE article, he’s a journalist and one with a Masters Degree at that.

He can’t use “principal” in this context because the word “fundamental” preceding it modifies the noun following it which should be “principle(s).”

I just pointed it out. You wanted to make an argument out of my pointing it out. By the way, it’s an excellent article; he nailed it.


59 posted on 03/21/2010 11:36:37 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

“Can anyone plausibly deny that this admin isn’t deploying Cloward Piven?”

Deploying it perfectly my friend. Rahm stated that they would do so starting by using the financial boondoggle as a ‘crisis’ and pushing on from there. Perfectly executed.

60 posted on 03/21/2010 12:05:35 PM PDT by chichipow
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