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Barack Obama Is Not a Nice Guy: Time for Straight Talk on Obama’s Thuggery and Partisan Brutality

by Donald Douglas on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This is article 574 of 1004 in the topic Obama

At Michelle’s, “No More ‘Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy’.”

And here’s this from the video transcript, “Michelle Malkin on Fire on ‘Hannity’“:

MALKIN: The thing that has changed phenomenally between 2008 and 2012 is that we don’t have to rely on Barack and Michelle Obama and their Alinsky- ites story-tellers in the mainstream media and all of their operatives to set the tone and the storyline for this election. That is what underscores all of the victory that we’ve seen over the last four years on the right. Conservatives online are not accepting these fables that have been shoved down our throat, the idea that Obama has brought us out of the light when he’s plunged us deeper into the sinkhole of debt.

Somehow Obama has opened up Washington, D.C. to make it as transparent and open as possible when they’ve done all of these deals and subverted the rule of law behind closed doors. That somehow Obama is more likeable than any Republican and he is a nice guy — I hate hearing this from Mitt Romney. He’s got to get this talking point out of his mouth. Barack Obama is not a nice guy. He has dealed brutally with the right, with people like Paul Ryan and brave Republicans who have been calling him to the carpet on all of the disgusting culture of corruption that has rained and that is the darkness that we have to get out of in November.

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No More “Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy”

by Michelle Malkin on Friday, April 20th, 2012

This is article 640 of 1300 in the topic 2012 Elections

I said it the other night on Hannity and my column today fleshes out my point: The “Obama is a nice guy” narrative is a loser. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this election is not just about jobs. It’s about character, values, judgment, and integrity, too. It’s about the wholesale fraud that the Oba-messiah has perpetrated against the American people. Surrendering the likability issue is not only politically dumb, but also just plain lazy. Ignoring false memes is bad enough. Perpetuating them for civility’s sake is a recipe for another defeat.

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No More “Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy”
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2012

There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as “civil” by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.

This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the “Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me” wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain’s endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made “Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head” a standard stump-speech talking point.

Conservatives of good will who’ve watched President Obama brutalize his enemies have one question for the nice-guy niceties: Why, GOP, why?

Romney’s smarter-than-thou strategists explain that he can’t scare off independents and Democrats with straight talk about Obama’s thuggery. But he’s turning off the conservative base, on whom his hold is tenuous. More importantly, Romney’s McCain-lite impersonation is also writing off independents and Democrats who’ve come to realize what the myriad targets of White House bullying have learned the hard way over the past four years: Barack Obama is not a “nice guy.”

Ask Gerald Walpin, the former AmeriCorps inspector general who was pushed out of his job by the Obamas after exposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. Walpin was unceremoniously fired and smeared by Team Obama. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog’s mental health and never apologized for slandering him.

Ask the family, friends and co-workers of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. They have been forced to sue the Obama administration to combat the Operation Fast and Furious cover-up of deadly policy decisions that led to their hero’s death. “I think they are liars, and I would tell them that,” Terry’s father, Kent, said of Obama’s henchmen.

As Townhall editor Katie Pavlich makes clear in her devastating new book, “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up,” the president, his corrupt attorney general, Eric Holder, and their minions weren’t “in over their heads.” They knew exactly what they were doing and have obstructed investigations into the bloody consequences of their policies ever since.

That’s not “nice.” It’s rotten to the core.

Nice? Ask those who have felt the wrath of Obama: tea party members, bitter-clinging gun owners and voters of faith; budget-reform leaders, such as Wisconsin’s GOP Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker, Chrysler creditors and dealers, and Delphi auto-parts workers strong-armed and cut out of the White House auto bailout negotiations with United Auto Workers; the U.S.

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Announcing the Premier of My Daily “Live” Internet Radio Show “Catch Kevin: No Holds Barred!” Monday, April 2nd

by Kevin A. Lehmann on Monday, March 12th, 2012

Announcing — Catch Kevin: No Holds Barred! — internet radio show “Premier” Monday, April 2nd and every weeknight at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT. Are you ready for Riveting Radio? How about Straight Talk with high profile movers and shakers? Uncensored Talk? The Right Take on Talk? I say we raise the bar and Rock the Talk! Politics, Social Issues, Business and Religion, let’s talk “No Holds Barred!” Mark your calendar and . . . BYOB (Bring Your Own Brain)! Join me for the live premier of Catch Kevin: No Holds Barred! Monday, April 2nd.

Tell your friends and family and let’s do talk radio the “Right Way!”

Kevin A. Lehmann

Share my blog and radio show with friends and family who value real, raw and relevant talk radio. Thank you.

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God’s Ten Commandments stand for freedom

by Marie Jon on Sunday, April 17th, 2011

For those Americans who live where there are four distinct seasons, during the winter months you’re probably tuned into your local radio or television station so you’ll know the weather forecast.

Our meteorological forecasters have ways to determine if our days will be sunny and bright, blustering cold, or uncomfortably hot. With that thought in mind, how do most people gauge what is right or wrong? It’s apparent that we’re living in an age when almost anything goes.

Things as they are

It’s safe to say that barometers generally don’t lie. They don’t give opinions, but reveal only the facts. They clearly and accurately record the rise and fall of atmospheric pressure. They are not influenced by anyone’s ideas or opinions. They simply tell it as it is. To reject the barometer’s warning is to reject the state of things as they are.

In 1938, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the east coast of America slammed into Long Island and continued up the East Coast. The winds blew at 120 miles an hour, gusting up to 200. The salty spray was carried by the fierce winds from Long Island 250 miles north to Montpelier, Vermont. The property damage was more than $300 million. At today’s prices, the cost would be over 15 billion dollars. And tragically, hundreds of lives were lost.

I’m sad to have to be the pundit who points out that our generation seems to care very little about right and wrong. Let me give you some straight talk. America’s society is in danger for rejecting God’s moral barometer. We’re leading ourselves to self-destruct, even without the help of the present administration pushing us over the brink. It’s time we begin to toss out every cherished sin that makes us guilty before a loving Father. And to do that, we need to know the game rules.

Man-made “truth”

In 2009, an interesting survey came out by George Barna and his Barna Research group of Americans known as Gen-Xers. What were its findings? Most Gen-Xers (Americans born between 1960 and 1980) have tossed out the idea of absolute truth. This staggering reality does not bode well for our nation’s future. Seventy-five percent of adults and teens reject the concept of absolute moral truth. In other words, there is no right or wrong: right or wrong is what you think in your mind.

Joseph Fletcher wrote a book in 1966 titled Situation Ethics, which popularized this view among America’s university students. His view was simply this — adultery, stealing, bearing false witness, or breaking any one of the Ten Commandments “is not necessarily and always wrong. If the situation is right, the act may be right.”

Today, over half of all teenagers say that lying is sometimes necessary — not just convenient or common. To them, it’s acceptable. This leads me to address some basic and fundamental questions. Are we facing a clash of cultures? Is the moral barometer of the 21st century abandoned and broken? I believe it is. How do we fix the problem?

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Open-borders/BigGov/Climate Change huckster John McCain blames “Eastern press”

by Michelle Malkin on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

You have got to be freaking kidding me. Mr. I Was The Nation’s Number One Illegal Alien Amnesty Champion Before I Was Against It/Mr. Call Me Maaaaaverick Except When I Need The Right To Get Re-elected is attacking his erstwhile friends in the “Eastern press” for creating the impression that he is a desperate political opportunist clinging to entrenched incumbency.

Here is your emetic of the day, via The Hill:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday blamed the “Eastern press” for planting the idea he has changed his positions on key issues in recent months.

McCain dismissed the notion that he has tacked to the right on matters such as immigration and climate change in order to beat back a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.

Asked by Politics Daily about comments his close friend and colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made about his move away from edgy past positions because “John’s got a primary. He’s got to focus on getting reelected,” McCain responded, “Lindsey knows that I don’t change in my positions.

“I have not changed in my positions. I know how popular it is for the Eastern press to paint me as having changed positions,” he said. “That’s not true. I know they’re going to continue to say it. It’s fundamentally false. Not only am I sure that they’ll say it, you’ll say it. You’ll write it. And I’ve just grown to accept that.”

Funny. McCain sure didn’t have a problem sucking up to the “Eastern press” — his real base — at his cozy backyard “thank you” barbecue for the elite media just a few short years ago.

Remember?

Straight talk from my non-Eastern blog about McCain’s motion sickness-inducing, election-year lurches on immigration and climate change speaks for itself:

Flashback: John McCain: Unrepentant Climate Change Republican

Flashback: Ugh: McCain & Company melting on cap-and-tax

Flashback: McCain’s “climate change” tour bypasses cooler heads

Flashback: McCain on offshore drilling: For it before he was against it before he was for it again; Update: McCain’s astounding flip-flop on windfall profits tax, plus a new global warming alarmist ad

Flashback: McCain and La Raza/The Race: A “serious lapse of judgment”

Flashback: John McCain gets away with his slippery, open-borders talk again

Flashback: The McCain camp sticks with Juan Hernandez, denies it torpedoed immigration enforcement bill

Flashback: John McCain: La Raza’s voice in Washington

Flashback: Meet the open borders family: McCain, Hernandez, Soros, and the “Reform Institute”

Flashback: McLame: All for his own maaaaaaverick-iness before he was against it

Flashback: Attention, GOP: John McCain is the problem

McCain has never admitted he was wrong about his support of:

*The $700 billion all-purpose, earmark-stuffed TARP bailout;

*The $25 billion auto bailout;

*The $300 billion mortgage entitlement bailout; and

*The first $85 billion AIG bailout.

His latest McLame-est excuse for supporting TARP? He was “misled.” Via the Arizona Republic:

Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system.

In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Fed Secrecy Survives Again

by Bob Livingston on Monday, July 12th, 2010

Fed Secrecy Survives AgainDemocrats in Congress have managed to nail the lid back down on Federal Reserve transparency.

Writing in his weekly column Texas Straight Talk, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) said that his Federal Reserve Transparency Act was left out of the Wall Street reform bill when House and Senate negotiators reconciled the different bills passed by both houses of Congress. An effort by House Republicans to re-insert the language failed, with more than 120 Democrats who had co-sponsored the bill voting against it.

The bill would have allowed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to fully and completely audit the Federal Reserve and would have opened the Fed’s operations to Congressional oversight. Paul wrote:

“Any legitimate objections to the audit proposal were addressed in the language of the motion to recommit. Thus, it is clear that the real reasons for opposing it are unstated and indefensible. The real reasons are that politicians like to spend money far exceeding income and it is convenient to have an enabler of this in the Federal Reserve. The easier it is for the Fed to create money, hidden from public view and accountability, the easier it is for politicians to spend that money and make sure their friends and interests are taken care of through shady political processes.”

“The broader reasons for supporting this entire financial regulatory reform bill are just as sinister. This is not about cracking down on big banks as some claim. Rather, this is about not wasting a crisis. This is about using a traumatic event to increase government power and control over the economy. If it was really about addressing the causes of this recession, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would have been dealt with, or abolished. Failed companies would just fail, rather than being bailed out. Instead, a permanent bailout mechanism is being established. The Fed, and its ability to control interest rates and create cheap money, would be reformed or better yet, abolished. But instead its power is being increased and this Congress refuses to even fully audit it!”

As Paul points out the Federal Reserve has operated in the shadows since its inception in 1913. While its defenders claim it was designed to give stability to financial markets, what it has really done is preside over the near complete destruction of the dollar. Since the Fed’s inception the dollar has lost more than 95 percent of its purchasing power.

Its loose money policy is also the culprit behind current economic crisis. By artificially keeping interest rates low rather than allowing the free market to set rates, bubbles were created that eventually burst.

For some reason, Average Joe and Average Jane seem to have trouble understanding this concept. But here’s a concept they may understand.

When Congress passed the massive stimulus and bailout bills they used your money by authorizing the U.S.

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