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The Obama Strategy: If You Can’t Go Through Congress, Go Around Them

December 21, 2010 1 comment

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Barack Obama does not like to take no for an answer. Progressives, in general, are so convinced of their own superincumbent acumen, and equally persuaded of the abject fatuity of anyone to their political Right that they seemingly find a way to justify anything they do as being for our greater good.

And so we find ourselves with the formidable task of somehow stopping this Administration’s end-run around Congress to accomplish what they believe, even if few others do, is right for America.

The threats to our liberty and to the very existence of Constitutional, Congressional oversight are legion, but the mention of a few should be ample motivation for freedom loving Americans to burn up the lines to the White House and their elected representatives – the very representatives who are presently allowing themselves to become obsolete.

Surely with the resounding disapproval by both Congress and the American people Cap and Trade would have to be considered dead, wouldn’t it? One might think so, but there are no failed Obama policies, only the constant creep of Government by unelected bureaucrats who rule by regulation. The threat of the EPA pushing Cap and Trade through regulation is real, so real that a Bill was recently introduced to stop the EPA from doing just that.

What other pet projects of the Left have been dead on arrival at Capitol Hill? You know, the place where people actually have to answer to their constituents (See last November)?

Congress isn’t buying, but the Left longs for a way to control the media. Some would argue that outside of the Fox News Channel and Conservative talk radio that this point might be moot, but they would be forgetting the single greatest weapon we’ve got to preserve our liberties – the Internet. And now they are coming for that. A recent Wall Street Journal article outlines how net neutrality, a concept that has no chance of passing Congress, is in the process of simply being pushed through by regulation.

This is merely the tip of the iceberg. With Obamacare in place, they have established the framework to control who receives what health-care, and dozens of other failed policies are now being pushed by regulation. So much for checks and balances. If we don’t stop it, so much for our freedom.

Contact Congress and the White House today, and demand that unelected bureaucrats not be allowed to legislate by regulation, and that Congress not allow itself to become an anachronism.

Scott Brown – the 41st Vote?

January 14, 2010 1 comment

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Update…See Scott Brown – Running down Elitism and the Obama Agenda in a Pickup Truck!

What’s going on in Massachusetts? In one of the most Liberal states in the country a Senate seat vacated by one of the most Liberal Senators of our time is up for grabs. Less than a week away from the special Senate election in Massachusetts, it is a Republican who is making all the noise. If the Democrats can’t hold on to the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy, or if the election is even close, what does it say about the nation’s angst with the liberal trifecta of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid?
The campaign of Scott Brown (@ScottBrownMA on twitter) is creating shockwaves throughout the country. If the GOP can somehow grab one more Senate vote they can begin to slow the agenda of a Congress, which appears increasingly out of touch with ‘We the People’.
While I’ll allow Scott Brown to present his own case for why he is the best candidate, it is clear that placing a check on the far-Left agenda of this President is rapidly becoming a top priority for an increasing number of Americans.

Let Majority Leader Reid Know We Want To Read The Bill !

October 14, 2009 Comments off

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Please contact Senator Harry Reid – Dems Are Out-tweeting Us!

I typically do not feel that RT ‘ing an identical tweet is effective, but I believe in this case it can be. I am asking you to RT the following tweet to Senator Harry Reid. He is in trouble in Nevada and is in danger of being voted out of office. Hundreds of tweets like this could have at least a small effect. It’s definitely worth a try.

Copy and paste the following:

@SenatorReid If U allow cloture on HC Bill B4 people have adequate time 2 review.We’ll work tirelessly 4 your defeat.

If you choose to include me in the RT I would appreciate it and it would help me track how many tweets we’re getting. If not, at least tweet the above please.

Copy and paste this if you are willing to RT me. Thanks.

RT @alinskydefeater @SenatorReid If U allow cloture on HC Bill B4 people have adequate time 2 review.We’ll work tirelessly 4 your defeat.

This is intended as a starting place. Use your creativity and imagination. Be respectful. Remember to make some time for this each day until the Health Care vote.

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What can I do to help the Conservative cause?

September 22, 2009 3 comments

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During the 2008 election the Obama campaign staff got thousands of volunteers to help promote him and his ideas online. They also jumped on every perceived misrepresentation of their candidate’s postion.

How did they do this? They used a number of methods including blogs, but one of their simplest and most effective methods was to constantly look for relevant postings and make comments. Many times they would stay on a single site for hours fighting for Obama. Yes, it was irritating, but it was effective.

Admittedly, all of this was before twitter exploded, but we should not miss our opportunity to bring the fight to every possible arena. As Alinsky said, “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose”.

Different tactics and actions- don’t limit yourself to twitter. You can be very effective by putting thoughtful comments on sites that present a Liberal position. I would encourage you to add comments here if you know of sites where this method can be used effectively.

To get you started, here are a couple: Newsweek and FiveThirtyEight.com

If you are a Conservative Running For Office

September 2, 2009 14 comments

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I have had a lot of requests for help from candidates who are running in 2010. If you are a truly Conservative candidate who will uphold the Constitution, protect civil rights,honor life, and who believes in keeping America safe I am willing to consider helping.

I can offer support on twitter, Facebook, and if I really believe in you I would be willing to consider writing, doing web design, or programming such as database and php for your campaign.

If you wish to reach me for support please just leave a comment with the comment link at the top of  this post or contact me on twitter.

If you can offer help to candidates I would love to hear from you as well. Please let me know what you can do to help the proper candidates win.

A Call to Action on Van Jones

September 1, 2009 3 comments

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Our call to action is: Van Jones.

What you can do:
  • View the contact page for ways to contact Congress and the White House
  • tweet members of Congress (be respectful)
  • tweet information and RT good tweets for the next few days that have accurate info on Van Jones

Sample tweet to Congress:

@someSenator I am concerned that the Pres appointed Van Jones as an energy adviser.Will he declare he no longer espouses Marxism?

What’s next?

Charlie Rangel. Please do your homework on him.

Van Jones – Communist Adviser to the President

September 1, 2009 5 comments

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The primary document for this post is an article from the left-leaning online newspaper The East Bay Express. They offer what they think is a glowing recommendation of (Anthony) Van Jones, but in the process they reveal a great deal about his radical Marxist beliefs and endeavors. [1]

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 12:37 PM Van Jones was announced on the White House Blog as the new “Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at CEQ.” The more popular title ascribed to him today is Obama’s Green Czar. His mission is to lead the Obama Administration in creating an entirely new energy economy and in particular to create and develop so-called “Green Jobs”. The Blog then goes on to describe Van Jones in glowing terms, but never bothers to mention that he is an admitted communist who has spent most of his adult life spreading Marxist ideas.[2]

In what appears to be an attempt to introduce Van Jones on the national stage, The East Bay Express tells the story of a young African-American who grew up in poverty, and sought to effect change,and to bring fairness and fiscal equity to the poor neighborhoods of Oakland, CA. In the course of the story we are informed that Jones chose to go to Yale Law School. What they do not tell us is how a poverty stricken young man such as Jones was able to suddenly attend one of the most prestigious and most expensive places of higher learning in the nation.

Such things probably do not really bother far left online newspapers, but it is stark when in the course of painting Jones’ biography The East Bay Express says,

“Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.'” Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. “I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.” In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. “I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th,” he said. “By August, I was a communist.”[1]

According to the article, Jones had been swept up during mass arrests at a celebration of a not guilty verdict for some involved in the Rodney King riots in LA. But prison is the least of the things that jumps off the page. “By August, I was a communist.” To this day, there is no record that Van Jones has ever disavowed those beliefs.

To the contrary, his background indicates a deep rooting in Marist philosophy. In 1994 Jones was a part of the formation of a radical group called ‘Standing Together to Organize a Radical Movement’ (STORM). It is through the document describing this organization that we learn just how deep the roots of Marxism run in Van Jones.

Let me just give you a few quotes from the STORM summation entitled “Reclaiming Revolution”:

  • “And disputes – primarily among the three committed anarchists and the six committed communists – had driven many to the more politically experienced and ideologically committed revolutionary Marxists out of the study process.” (p.9)
  • “For many STORM members, the integrity of the investigation was proof of the usefulness of Marxist tools (e.g. Mao’s principle of “No investigation, no right to speak.”) in solving real-life problems.” (p. 13)
  • “We spent the next six months studying together. We tried to draw out the strengths and limitations of different forms of organizing. We contrasted Alinsky organizing models, SNCC’s grassroots model and Marxist-Leninist methods of mass work. We worked to develop a basic understanding of Marxist and Leninist histories, theories and politics.” (p. 14)
  • “Outside of the organization, a group of movement veterans intrigued by STORM’s interest in Marxist politics organized a series of study groups. STORM members, along with other young leftists, thus got a chance to study Marx’s critique of capitalism and revolutionary strategy together with trained communists.” (p.14)
  • “All Core Members had to be explicitly committed to revolutionary Marxist politics.” (p. 15)
  • “Later sessions covered more “contemporary” issues, including Marxist feminism, transgender liberation, and the Palestinian liberation struggle. We continued to study the Marxist tradition, including dialectical materialism and member initiated studies of Mao’s “On Practice” and “On Contradiction”. (p. 19) [3]

Make no mistake about it. STORM was the brainchild of Van Jones and this summation represents his thoughts on communism, Marxism, and Leninism. In fact, the words “Marx” or “Marxism” appear 89 times in a document that is less than 100 pages long! The American Spectator says, “He does not appear to have distanced himself from his past communist activities and is now part of the Obama administration’s push to turn Sept. 11 into a National Day of Service focused on the promotion of the radical environmentalist agenda.” [4]

Along with the American Spectator, WND online offers a link to a document advertising Jones’ anti-American Imperialism rally while the twin towers still smoldered, and thousands in New York still clung to the faint and fading hopes that their loved ones might still be alive. Worse yet, he had already organized a vigil on Sept. 12, 2001. The American Spectator says, “…self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” Van Jones, held a vigil in Oakland, California, “mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world” on the night after Sept. 11, 2001.” [5]

All of this would be enough for most fair thinking Americans to believe that such a man does not belong in the highest places of our Government. In fact, how can we expect a Marxist to create private industry jobs? But there is even more to disturb the senses in this appointment.

The New Yorker offers us this window into the world of Van Jones,

“Jones, who is forty, is tall and imposing, with a shaved head and a patchy goatee. He wears rimless glasses and favors dark clothing. On this particular day, he was wearing a black turtleneck, black jeans, black boots, and a charcoal jacket. He was introduced by a community organizer and aspiring rapper, who described him as “a leader with answers,” a “genius from the hood, similar to our own,” and a youthful version of Barack Obama.” [6]

A young Barack Obama? There are more than passing similarities. The East Bay Express says of Jones,”…and in college had discovered the black liberation theology that reinterprets the Christ story as an anticolonial struggle, he had pulled away from spirituality during his communist days.” [1]

Where have we heard that phrase “black liberation theology” before? Oh yes, this was the theology embraced by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright as Barack Obama sat in the pews of Wright’s church for some twenty years listening to his hateful, anti-American sermons.

From the book that has made Barack Obama rich, “Dreams of My Father” there is this excerpt:

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.” [7]

In an Op-Ed for the Boston Globe, David Alinsky, the son of ‘Rules for Radicals’ writer Saul Alinsky says,

“Barack Obama’s training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.” [8]

So what drew President Obama to appoint Van Jones as his new “Green Czar”? It would seem that they share some very similar and very troubling roots. Both men have shown an interest in:

  • Black liberation theology
  • Saul Alinsky and his ‘Rules for Radicals’
  • Community organizing
  • Marxism

It is time that President Obama and Van Jones answer to “We the people”. Van Jones, do you still espouse Marxism? If not, when did you quit believing in it? Mr. President, were you aware that Van Jones was/is a communist? If so, please tell us why you appointed him as your adviser.

Works Cited:

1. “East Bay Express | News | The New Face of Environmentalism,” http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/the_new_face_of_environmentalism/Content?oid=290098&showFullText=true.

2. “The White House – Blog Post – Van Jones to CEQ,” http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/03/10/Van-Jones-to-CEQ/.

3. “STORMSummation.pdf (application/pdf Object),” http://web.archive.org/web/20070719020533/http://leftspot.com/blog/files/docs/STORMSummation.pdf.

4. “The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Van Jones and His STORMtroopers Denounced America the Night After 9/11,” http://spectator.org/blog/2009/08/29/van-jones-and-his-stormtrooper.

5. “Obama ‘czar’ on 9/11: Blame ‘U.S. imperialism’!,” http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108180.

6. “Can a remedy serve for both global warming and poverty? : The New Yorker,” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/12/090112fa_fact_kolbert?currentPage=all.

7. Obama, Barack Dreams of My Father. New York:Three Rivers Press, 1995, 2004

8. “Son sees father’s handiwork in convention – The Boston Globe,” http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2008/08/31/son_sees_fathers_handiwork_in_convention/.