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Obama: treacherous or incompetent?
Family Security Matters ^ | July 7, 2014 | LAWRENCE SELLIN

Posted on 07/10/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT by robowombat

Obama: treacherous or incompetent? by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

July 7, 2014

For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity. The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal "solutions" to national problems is readily evident. When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007 on the eve of the recession, there were 146.6 million Americans working. Today, after six years of the Obama Administration, there are 145.8 million Americans in jobs, 800,000 below the previous peak. Since Obama came into office in 2009, 7.2 million people have left the workforce, making the true unemployment rate 8.3 percent, not 6.1 percent. Median household income is down almost $2,300 from what it was when Obama took office. Real wages are lower than they were in 1999. Growth in the first quarter of this year was a negative 2.9%, the biggest downward revision from the agency's second GDP estimate since records began in 1976. In April, prior to the present massive and growing surge in illegal minor immigration, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Obama has created an "open borders" situation by failing to enforce U.S. immigration law. One could fairly conclude that the current crisis was a deliberate policy decision because the Obama indicated that he would expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that offers amnesty for illegal immigrant children and provides an incentive for exactly the type of mass illegal invasion we are witnessing on our southern border. There should be little doubt that Obama's open borders policy is meant to fundamentally transform the country's demographics, produce millions of additional Democratic voters and welfare recipients and permanently undermine the national security of the United States. The ATF "Fast and Furious" scheme, likely designed to erode Second Amendment rights, allowed weapons from the U.S. to "walk" across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Obama's IRS targeted his perceived political enemies, conservative and pro-Israel groups, prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when. Obama apparently lied when he told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" in IRS activities. The Obama administration knew about allegations of secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as early as 2010, although, on May 19, 2014, White House spokesman claimed Obama learned about the scandal only recently through press reports.

The unfolding sectarian violence in Iraq is just the latest crisis where the Obama administration seemingly has been caught off guard. From the Veterans Affairs scandal to Russia's swift annexation of Crimea, news of the world somehow keeps taking Obama and his team by surprise. Or are they just lying to camouflage flawed or failed policies, which have harmed the United States? The attack on our "consulate" in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was perhaps the most egregious of Obama's many foreign policy failures because four Americans needlessly died due to a failure to provide adequate protection both before and during the attack. Obama falsely blamed an internet video as the cause of the attack to hide the truth: the resurgence of jihadists in Muslim Brotherhood-governed Egypt, the continuing demand for the Blind Sheikh's release (which underscored the jihadists' influence), and the very real danger that jihadists would attack the embassy (which demonstrated that al-Qaeda was anything but "decimated"). It is likely that a clandestine operation supplying weapons through Turkey to the Syrian rebels was being run out of Benghazi. Efforts were made not to draw attention to what was happening there. That could explain why local militias were paid to provide security, why requests for increased security were denied and why the US military was either unprepared to respond or told not to do so. A Benghazi cover-up may have also prevented a thorough examination of the possible passivity or complicity of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood government in the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi and the potentially dangerous consequences of arming Islamic factions in Syria over which the US has little control, where the weapons we supplied may someday be used against us. It should be obvious that Obama lied about Benghazi, he lied about Obamacare, the IRS, the VA scandal and in countless other instances. Nevertheless, the liberal media remain willfully ignorant, will not report the truth and continue to protect Obama, regardless of the costs to the country. Obama will survive in office until public awareness of his administration's treachery matches its level of incompetence and exceeds the media's capacity to tolerate corruption. Jimmy Carter made mistakes. Barack Obama, a creator of crises, practices deceit and the willful betrayal of trust. It does matter whether the damage inflicted upon our country results from ineptitude or premeditation. It is ideology-induced treachery.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.


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It is possible to be both at the same time.
1 posted on 07/10/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Obama: treacherous or incompetent?


Yes.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT by boycott
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To: robowombat

He’s just a Musloid agent preparing for the way for the Caliphate.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: robowombat

The founders of America gave us the solution to just this situation.....Impeach and remove.

Sadly, we need to do that to at least half the Congress too.

This country is being run by greedy, corrupt cowards who are lining their pockets and carrying on a sham govt and I’m not just talking about the democrats.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 7:42:31 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: robowombat

You’re kidding? This article is really asking this? He is both, the feckless fool on the hill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHckjjbE8I


5 posted on 07/10/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: robowombat

Dear leader is running the classic Cloward-Piven strategy of orchestrated crisis. They are working for the victory of evil. They can clearly be seen hating good. The propaganda is running waist deep.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 7:46:01 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Bullish

L4B’s treachery has reached the level of treason. He should be impeached, removed, tried and hung by his choom neck until room temp. But of course that would go down in History as written by the enemy within, the media, as lynching a black man, so he could have a firing squad instead.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 7:46:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Fungi

Oh, Lani.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 7:49:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: robowombat

He’s both - and a whole lot more.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 7:50:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Iron Munro


he's not even a GOOD mooselim....

how sharia compliant is Panther Whizz Beer?


10 posted on 07/10/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: boycott
I agree.

vaudine

11 posted on 07/10/2014 7:59:21 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: robowombat

I vote for treacherous.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 7:59:30 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: robowombat

To even question or debate if he is treacherous is stupid. He is not an American, he was raised a muslim and a racist white hating black and that is just exactly what he is.

He is the product of EEO run amok.

What he does he against traditional values, the law and the Constitution is done with the intention of exactly the destructive and chaotic effect it has. He is surrounded by sycophants and terrorists that may be more America hating than he is.

Let’s not debate this any longer. Let’s call a spade a spade. He is evil, hateful, arrogant, narcissistic and would love to be dictator.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 8:02:56 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: robowombat

One man’s perceived incompetence is another man’s agenda.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 8:07:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: boycott
"Obama: treacherous or incompetent?"

Traitorous!

15 posted on 07/10/2014 8:14:13 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“One man’s perceived incompetence is another man’s agenda.”

Absolutely. The President of the United States is supposed to enforce the nation’s laws, uphold the constitution and work for the best interests of the nation domestically and internationally. In terms of those objectives Obama is endlessly incompetent.

Consider a different set of objectives: Furthering a one-world UN based government, diminishing the power and influence of the United States military and the USA as an ally, weakening America’s economy, implementing centrally planned health care and flooding the county with enough government-dependent surfs to assure a progressive majority for the foreseeable future.

Can anyone say that Obama has been incompetent given those goals?


16 posted on 07/10/2014 8:15:37 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver

Sorry - serfs, not surfs! Next thing you know I’ll be going on about “Marshall law”!


17 posted on 07/10/2014 8:16:45 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: robowombat

Beat me to it. Indeed it is.

This 6 minute video may help even the dullest no/low info morons understand what they have done. (Then again...) With assists from “academia”, liberal Jews (no, I am NOT an anti-semite but support Israel’s right to exist) and a few others, the 47% no/low info voters hooked on “free chit” put a MAD MAN in the Spite House! And if you thought the last 6 years were insane, wait until next year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaLIDaMuSo
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!


18 posted on 07/10/2014 8:19:44 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: robowombat
Or behind curtain #3: Treacherous and Incompetent
19 posted on 07/10/2014 8:24:07 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: robowombat
It is possible to be both at the same time.

Clearly they are not mutually exclusive with respect to B.O.
Same for traitorous, ignorant, arrogant, etc.

20 posted on 07/10/2014 8:35:04 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: robowombat

Yes. That is Obama multi-tasking.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 8:44:24 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: robowombat

He’s treacherous. An incompetent would get it right once in a while by accident. No fool is that consistently wrong.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 8:50:58 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: robowombat

I would agree that he is both, but he is also evil to his very core.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Has Uncle Sam ran away with Lady Liberty?)
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To: MtnClimber

” ; ; ; running the classic Cloward-Piven strategy . . ..”

Fundamental Transformation is progressing very nicely, thank you, administered with diabolical cleverness. .

America is being swallowed by a giant constrictor, inch by inch.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 9:03:03 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay
America is being swallowed by a giant constrictor, inch by inch.

Yep. Check the tag.

25 posted on 07/10/2014 9:35:00 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: robowombat
Obama: treacherous or incompetent?

No tmutually exclusive.

26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:33:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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Fundamental Transformation is progressing very nicely, thank you, administered with diabolical cleverness...

Even long before "fundamental transformation" became the mindless meme, in 2008, I strenuously attacked "Hope and Change."
My justifications was simple... getting cancer is also change.

And sure enough we got... the most egregious contempt for our Constitution in U.S. history. By our supreme so-called leadership.

27 posted on 07/11/2014 7:43:49 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Bullish
Sadly, we need to do that to at least half the Congress too.

Elected Congresspests can't be impeached.
They can only be removed by a vote of the entire rat's nest itself.

How do you think that would work out?

28 posted on 07/11/2014 7:48:25 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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