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Mark Steyn: Due diligence never done on Obama
Orange County Register ^ | september 30, 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:58 PM PDT by passionfruit

Our ludicrously unqualified chief executive would have been regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation.

"The way I think about it," Barack Obama told a TV station in Orlando, "is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft."

He has a point. This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53 percent of electors voted for a ludicrously unqualified chief executive who would be regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation. One should not begrudge a man who seizes his opportunity. But one should certainly hold in contempt those who allow him to seize it on the basis of such flaccid generalities as "hope" and "change": That's more than "a little" soft. "He's probably the smartest guy ever to become president," declared presidential historian Michael Beschloss the day after the 2008 election. But you don't have to be that smart to put one over on all the smart guys. "I'm a sap, a specific kind of sap. I'm an Obama Sap," admits David Brooks, the softest touch at The New York Times. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek, now says of the president: "He wasn't ready, it turns out, really." Article Tab: From left, incoming Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, take part a ceremony at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va., Friday, Sept. 30.

If you're a tenured columnist at The New York Times, you can just about afford the consequences of your sappiness. But out there among the hundreds of thousands of your readers who didn't know you were a sap until you told them three years later, soft choices have hard consequences.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duediligence; elections; harvardresumefraud; kaganresumefraud; marksteyn; mediabias; noaccountability; nodocumentation; nojustice; notruth; noveritas; obama; resumefraud; steyn
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1 posted on 09/30/2011 6:19:03 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: JLS

For your ping list


2 posted on 09/30/2011 6:19:49 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: passionfruit

About half this natin is soft all right.

SOFT IN THE FRIGGIN HEAD.

Not only did they elect a man who is totally unqualified, incompetent, and who may not even be American, They still support this scumbag, after they have seen what he has done.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 6:23:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: passionfruit

The MSM focused like a laser on the important things of the 2008 election:

The status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license, and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 6:26:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: passionfruit

A day late and a dollar short.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 6:27:26 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: passionfruit

The media blew it. We all knew it. FR should be president.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 6:27:53 PM PDT by Principled
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To: passionfruit
Due diligence was performed by Biden more than by anyone else on the far left:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
- Biden

7 posted on 09/30/2011 6:28:11 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: passionfruit

due diligence is never done on affirmative action candidates, they pass and if they can’t the standards get lowered until they do...nothing to see here.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:21 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: passionfruit

If your following statement is true: “Our ludicrously unqualified chief executive would have been regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation.” then how do you reconcile that statement with the fact that Obama received The Nobel Peace Prize, an INTERNATIONAL prize, in the very first year of his illustrious presidency?

Aren’t you in violation of the strict guidelines of the Fairness Doctrine?


9 posted on 09/30/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: passionfruit
Mark Steyn should be required listening among those with a voting ballot. His cutting humor and wit are without equal when it comes to deconstructing what politicians are trying to sell.

His stints on Rush's show as a stand-in are pure radio gold. If you want to go Platinum, hook him up with Mark Levin- where the two exceed what any listener could imagine as to what's going on behind the scenes (the curtain) and how the left intends to go about deceiving people.

These guys rock in an age of socialist/communist deception paid for with the public's VISA card.

10 posted on 09/30/2011 6:40:16 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: passionfruit

I had the distinction of posting the first comment to David Brooks “I Am A Sap” column.

I said - more or less, speaking to Brooks - if you hadn’t been so busy drooling over Obama you would have done your job and properly vetted Obama thus likely saving this country a whole lot of misery.

So I put the disaster this country is suffering at the feet of David Brooks and his ilk since they couldn’t be bothered to do their jobs, a job expected by the founding fathers, and instead fell for the ridiculous hype of the “FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT”. Idiots!

Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised to later see that my comment had disappeared.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 6:44:09 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: passionfruit

I have a very hard time forgiving the electorate for being so stupid...even some of my closest friends. I hope they’re smarter this time around...it will take years to undo this damage..to our economy, to our defenses and to our national psyche.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: passionfruit

There seemed to have been a significant amount of due diligence aimed at covering up Obama’s past.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 6:45:47 PM PDT by Will88
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To: passionfruit

Hermie Caine don’t the Onions to say the truth..
Not blacks but most of America has gone soft in the head..
Basically brain washed.. propagandized.. or manipulated by “Polls”..

The teachers Unions eliminated Civics and AMerican History from required courses.. ON PURPOSE...
A truely seditious act... and not only that but REPUBLICANS ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN...


14 posted on 09/30/2011 6:45:57 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: passionfruit; All
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15 posted on 09/30/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: passionfruit

Entry from July 10, 2011
Dead Parrot Economy
The British comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus performed its now-famous “Dead Parrot Sketch” in 1969 and many times after that. A customer enters a pet shop to get a refund for a dead parrot, but the pet shop owner refuses to acknowledge that the parrot is dead, insisting that it’s merely “resting.” During the financial crisis of 2008, the term “Dead Parrot Economy” was cited in print in June 2008 and in October 2008. Financial officials, according to the blog posts, refused to admit that the economy (a “dead parrot”) was really dead.

After a dismal jobs report was released in July 2011, political columnist Mark Steyn also used the “dead parrot economy” term.

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/dead_parrot_economy/


16 posted on 09/30/2011 7:00:53 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: passionfruit
"I'm an Obama Sap," admits David Brooks"

A few 'roos loose in the top paddock.

17 posted on 09/30/2011 7:07:45 PM PDT by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: Graewoulf

Have you ever seen that Nobel Prize, or anything else this person is purported to have done or won?


18 posted on 09/30/2011 7:16:29 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Good point! I have not seen even a small picture, although I must confess that my gag response was over active around the time of the Nobel award. Must have been something I ate - - - .


19 posted on 09/30/2011 8:47:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Graewoulf

We have NEVER seen any of his records or anything he was purported to have written.

Never in the history of this country has a president been elected with no known record of his academic background. We were told he did this and he did that and the other thing, but we sure never were shown any proof that he did any of it.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 8:59:09 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Aria
I said - more or less, speaking to Brooks - if you hadn’t been so busy drooling over Obama you would have done your job and properly vetted Obama thus likely saving this country a whole lot of misery.

Actually, I think they (the lamestreamers) did do their job if that job was to get a democrat elected at any cost. Their due diligence was good enough to determine that Hillary Clinton was unelectable so they went out and found someone who nobody (including themselves) knew anything about and devoted 100% of their energy to getting him elected (i.e. Newsweek sending a couple of dozen reporters to Alaska to dig up dirt on Sarah Pain rather than concentrating on a birth certificate or authorship of a couple of books or practical experience). They still view their job as getting a democrat elected - any democrat. Therefore, they will continue print unfounded fictional slanders attributed to unnamed sources to destroy any republican candidate. The really interesting thing will be to see who they endorse (probably Hillary) once they finally conclude that zero is now unelectable.

21 posted on 09/30/2011 9:01:50 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: passionfruit
"But there's nothing soft about a dead-parrot economy, a flat-line jobs market, regulatory sclerosis, "green jobs" multibillion-dollar squandering – and a mountain of dead Mexicans. In a soft nation, "centrist" government is hard and cruel. Only the media coverage is soft-focus."- Mark Steyn
22 posted on 09/30/2011 9:10:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: basil

I am searching for the term that properly captures the personality disorder that you describe. Bear with me as my knowledge of such matters was never anything formal, such a a class in school. I want to say “artist” but that doesn’t seem right for such a hideous, and truly sick behavior problem.

Maybe some word association will help. You Lie Obama is completely incompetent, unqualified, ignorant of the rule number one of Economics, - - - ooh! I almost had the second word, nah, lost it. Where was I, oh yes: WHEN YOUR OUTGO EXCEEDS YOU INCOME, YOUR UPKEEP WILL BE YOUR DOWNFALL.

I am getting so sleepy that I better stop. Maybe tomorrow - - - .


23 posted on 09/30/2011 9:29:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: immadashell

Well, I think they should have been reporting the truth. They got caught with their pants down and now it’s obvious to everyone that they are not the free press our founders envisioned.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 9:30:53 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Aria
...instead fell for the ridiculous hype of the “FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT” HALF-WHITE PRESIDENT.
25 posted on 10/01/2011 4:01:10 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only option now is mass resistance.)
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To: Aria
-- They got caught with their pants down and now it's obvious to everyone that they are not the free press our founders envisioned. --

The founders envisioned a land with highly partisan press. The notion of "objective reporting" is a lie, a fiction drummed up by the media, in order to give itself more power.

Not that it takes much power to dupe an ignorant public.

26 posted on 10/01/2011 4:24:22 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: budwiesest

“Mark Steyn should be required listening among those with a voting ballot.”

That would be true in a sane world.


27 posted on 10/01/2011 5:49:31 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: passionfruit

St. Louis Tea Party to Greet Obama at His Crony Socialist Mega-Fundraiser

Tom Carnahan, brother of Missouri SOS Robin and U.S. Rep Russ Carnahan, was awarded $107 million of stimulus dollars for his Missouri windfarm. To show his appreciation, Carnahan will host a $25,000-per-person fundraiser for Obama next week.
We’ll be there.

Jim Hoft (The Gateway Pundit) leads St. Louis Tea Party Coalition as it joins Americans for Prosperity, United for Missouri, and other organizations on Tuesday, October 4 to protest Stimulus Waste. Yes, the President will be here.

Date: Tuesday, October 4
Time: 5 p.m. to 6:0 p.m.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/resist-we-much-st-louis-tea-party-to-greet-obama-at-his-crony-socialist-mega-fundraiser/


28 posted on 10/01/2011 5:54:02 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks passionfruit.


29 posted on 10/01/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping passionfruit.


30 posted on 10/01/2011 6:41:49 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS
Mark Steyn....Ah! yes,....The man who thinks “natural born” is a technicality. **Now** Steyn is concerned about due diligence? Huh? Not only is Steyn late to the party but he missed the last election!

This is what I think is going on ( complete speculation, on my part).

—In 2008, Rush IGNORED Obama’s eligibility and rarely mentioned after the election. Freepers were reporting that their e-mails to Rush on the topic were being rejected. Mine were. Today, Rush believes that Obama could and will cancel elections.

—In 2008, Rush believed that if he was silent that Obama and his gang would not throw him off the air. Today, Rush knows that will happen, and Steyn has now been given a longer leash.

—In 2008, Rush believed that if he was silent, that Obama would not take all his money. Today, Rush knows that will happen.

I—n 2008, Rush wrongly believed that the threats against him and his family would not be carried out. Today, Rush knows that will happen. Rush now KNOWS that not only are the elections on the line, but so is his money, fame, and his life and the lives of his family.

31 posted on 10/01/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: passionfruit

http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/07/23/the-coup-detat-on-january-21-2009/

The Coup d’etat on January 21, 2009

AND WHY DOES CONGRESS STAND BY AND DO NOTHING? by Gary Stevens (Jul. 23, 2011) — No battle was fought. No guns were fired. No bullets or bombs were involved. In the smooth movement of a pen over a previously-prepared document, the overthrow of the United States of America took place. The coup d’etat, still [...]

AND WHY DOES CONGRESS STAND BY AND DO NOTHING?

by Gary Stevens

The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which specifically permits the issuing of executive orders.

(Jul. 23, 2011) — No battle was fought. No guns were fired. No bullets or bombs were involved. In the smooth movement of a pen over a previously-prepared document, the overthrow of the United States of America took place. The coup d’etat, still in its progressive movement of deconstructing America, was achieved without Congressional debate. No voice of argument. Less than 24 hours into office, the putative President of the United States, Barry Soetero (aka Barack Obama), signed Executive Order #13489.

Filed on January 23, 2009 at 8:45 a.m., the occupant of the Oval office sealed his records containing past names, student status, foreign travels, passport information, Selective Service registration and all educational transcripts. The historical footprint of Barry Soetero (his last legal name since adoption) was wiped away in the swoosh signature of a pen on a document prepared by Robert Bauer. No fanfare. No major media paid attention. For the first time in the Republic’s history an unknown, undocumented, and non-vetted candidate took the highest office of the land. Through the cheers, the tears, and the exuberance of those who voted for this unknown mystery, many failed to note what really happened.

The HUGE fact that a previous document (the Constitution) required that the office of President and Vice President be eligible as to age, country of residence and a “natural born Citizen” was disregarded in the election of 2008. The distinction of “natural born” in Article II, Section 1 was deliberately articulated by the founders for these two offices. Why? So that no foreign loyalties could hamper or compromise the Republic. We as a nation have been compromised. All the awareness of terrorism in our day from without is but a distraction of the real threat we have within the White House. A person would have to be blind and not know Braille to see the fabric of complicity among the ranks in government.

Why has there NOT been discovery allowed in every court case filed regarding Barry’s real ID? Why is the FBI NOT investigating the now-proven fraudulent birth certificate? Why is Congress NOT interested in the fraudulent use of Barry’s Social Security number? Why is the only person who peeked into the passport records of Barry shot dead? Why is it okay to have seventy (70) known documented National Socialist members in Congress? Why is the majority of Barry’s administration all linked to Soros or the SEIU or communist organizations? Is there even a hint maybe something is amiss with the incompetence of the impostor?

The GREATEST INSANITY of all!

The Congress is negotiating the economic future of America with an illegal president.

The ALARMING INSANITY: the liar-in-chief commands our military.

The ASTOUNDING INSANITY: the Director of Homeland Security has a boss that is “THE” breach of all security.

The ASTRONOMICAL INSANITY: he is still in office with no disclosure of who he really is !

The coup d’etat from January 21, 2009 continues.


32 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:45 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: passionfruit
It is alleged that the administration chose to facilitate the sale of American weapons to crime kingpins south of the border in order to support a case for gun control north of the border.

Remember when Obama was being criticized for not doing more for gun control? And he told his critics that the administration was doing "things under the radar"? The POS was referring to Fast and Furious, IMO.

33 posted on 10/01/2011 7:08:08 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: budwiesest
If you want to go Platinum, hook him up with Mark Levin-
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Levin?... You are kidding? Another weenie and COWARD who failed to report on Obama’s ineligibility, multiple social security numbers, forgeries,...etc.

34 posted on 10/01/2011 7:08:38 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: COUNTrecount
the putative President of the United States, Barry Soetero (aka Barack Obama), signed Executive Order #13489.
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WhereRush and his sidekick, Steyn?.....SILENT!!!! The two are like Batman and Robin.

Freepers and concerned citizens sent them e-mails by the thousands. What did they do? They refused to accept them and the e-mails were kicked back to the sender.

Levin, Coulter, Beck, Medved and the rest are COWARDS and despicable.

35 posted on 10/01/2011 7:13:44 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: passionfruit

Isn’t Steyn an undocumented worker? /s


36 posted on 10/01/2011 7:46:48 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SueRae
I have a very hard time forgiving the electorate for being so stupid...even some of my closest friends. I hope they’re smarter this time around...it will take years to undo this damage..to our economy, to our defenses and to our national psyche.
I'm the same way, and one of those people is my MOTHER!
37 posted on 10/01/2011 8:03:04 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: passionfruit

The press is such a collection of morons.


38 posted on 10/01/2011 8:19:48 AM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: passionfruit

Wow, hard-hitting Steyn column. He is always worth reading, but this one is a great column.


39 posted on 10/01/2011 8:19:53 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: basil
We have NEVER seen any of his records or anything he was purported to have written.

If there is a "silver lining" here, it is that any future "Obama Library" can be stored out of sight in a cardboard box.

40 posted on 10/01/2011 9:02:04 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: Venturer
They still support this scumbag, after they have seen what he has done.

Many of them support what he has done.

41 posted on 10/01/2011 9:14:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Graewoulf
If your following statement is true: “Our ludicrously unqualified chief executive would have been regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation.” then how do you reconcile that statement with the fact that Obama received The Nobel Peace Prize, an INTERNATIONAL prize, in the very first year of his illustrious presidency?

Simple. The other nations aren't serious either.

42 posted on 10/01/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Graewoulf

Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize not for what he had done, but for what he said he WAS GOING TO DO. Since he’s put us on the verge of bankruptcy, he should give it back.


43 posted on 10/01/2011 10:48:10 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: kitkat

Maybe, maybe none of the above. In my humble, but ALWAYS correct opinion, I think that Obama got elected to The Big House, and was selected for the Nobel Peace Prize due to White Guilt over slavery in the USA.


44 posted on 10/01/2011 11:00:52 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: kitkat

Maybe, maybe none of the above. In my humble, but ALWAYS correct opinion, I think that Obama got elected to The Big House, and was selected for the Nobel Peace Prize due to White Guilt over slavery in the USA.


45 posted on 10/01/2011 11:00:52 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: passionfruit

More energy is devoted to investigating the background of an applicant for a middle management position of any company in America than was devoted to investigating Obama’s by the self-appointed gatekeepers of “news.”


46 posted on 10/01/2011 1:00:20 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Cobra64

Does he not realize everybody is laughing at him?

47 posted on 10/01/2011 1:39:43 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: passionfruit
When is someone going to launch a class-action malpractice lawsuit against these major media outlets?

Their malpractice has cost trillions. Divided by 300 million or so Americans yields a tidy sum for each and every American they defrauded.

I say "defrauded" because members of the Press have certain rights, access to information and individuals the rest of us don't have.

With these rights, they also have responsibilities to practice their profession to high standards.

They didn't do that. They lied to us. They failed their professional duties. Clearly malpractice.

Somebody please sue ABC,NBC,CBS,NPR, AP, UI, Reuters and every other so-called "News" organization foe every penny they have!

48 posted on 10/01/2011 1:54:06 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: passionfruit
I agree about the rotten stupidity of voting for Obama, even if the alternative was as wretched as McCain.

69,456,897


49 posted on 10/01/2011 2:30:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: passionfruit
...Regulation is about cleaner air, healthier restaurants, safer children's toys. Sounds so nice. But federal regulation alone sucks up ten per cent of GDP. That's to say, Americans take the equivalent of the Canadian economy and toss it down the toilet just in complying with federal paperwork. Obama and the great toxic alphabet soup of federal regulation – EPA, OSHA, SEC, DHSS – want to take that 10 percent and crank it up to 12, 14, 15 percent...After all, a key reason why 53 percent voted for a man who was not, in Tina Brown's word, "ready" is that Tina and all her pals assured us he was.

The other day, a letter emerged from ATF supervisor David Voth authorizing Special Agent John Dodson to buy Draco pistols to sell directly to known criminals. Over 200 Mexicans are believed to have been killed by "Fast and Furious" weapons – that's to say, they were killed by a U.S. government program. Doesn't The New York Times care about dead Mexicans? Doesn't Newsweek or CBS News? Isn't Obamaism with a body count sufficiently eye-catching even for the U.S. press? Or, three years in, are the enablers of Obama still so cynical that they accept it as a necessary price to pay for "change you can believe in"? You can't make a hopenchange omelette without breaking a couple hundred Mexican eggs?

Wow, Mark is hitting it hard today!

50 posted on 10/01/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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