Tag: Presidential abuse of power

Nixon had an enemies list..

But the guy never got away with what the most “ethical and transparent administration evah!” has been doing. Unless you are one of those people that think Obama and the people working for him are competent and not criminals, or simply don’t pay attention, this administration has begun an orchestrated campaign of punishing members of the military that speak out on their absolute incompetence. Case in point, this ludicrous attack on Patraeus, whose main crime was that he wouldn’t be the lap dog of the crooks in charge. Have no doubt that this has nothing to do with the law, and everything to do with the fact Patraeus dared to stand up to these morons.

Did Patraeus break the law about the proper management of intelligence information? Hell yes, he did. There is no disputing that fact, and he was dealt with already. Then again, he was not the only one breaking the law in this administration, and in particular, there were others which did far worse, but have so far not only avoided any repercussions, but are running for the highest office in the land. Considering the criminal element in charge these days, this might actually serve to enhance resume of the esteemed Senator from the state of New York and former secretary of state for the Obama administration. If anyone needs to be wearing an orange suit it is her. And of course Holder, Lewis, Lerner, Koskinen, and way too many others to mention, including the Chicago thug pretending to be an American president.

Have no doubt that this ludicrous and meaningless action against Patraeus is about making sure others leaving the service, and thus figuring they can now freely speak about the evils and ills of the Obama administration and the damage and destruction it has wreaked on the US military in general, and morale in particular, know to keep their traps shut. Patraeus is not alone in being targeted for pissing off the Obamanites. Thugs and crooks with anti-American interests are running the show, and their fans keep excusing and protecting them because admitting you adhere to a failed collectivist quasi-religious cult is not kosher. Remember, we are all criminals and all it takes is the state deciding they want to punish you as another famous Chicago donkey is finding out after he crossed the party elite.

I told you so….

Back in the old days of the antichrist Boosh, the left loved to tell us how evil his administration was for all sorts of things, but especially the cloak and dagger shit that the left always projects on their enemies. Of course, those of us that know the left better and realize that projection happens because the left is assuming others do whatever they do, are not surprised to find out, that in the age of Obama, the abuse of power is always directed at your allies and political enemies:

President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs.

Hah! Is this yet another Obama broken promise? As Glenn H. Reynolds so avidly points out: Obama’s promises all come with expiration dates and usually reflect exactly the opposite of what he plans to do. You pick the promise, and you will find that it was a boldfaced lie or only was kept unitl it became inconvenient for this administration to do so. Here is some juice shit that follows:

But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.

How much do we want to bet that Iran – the bad guy in this stupid deal that is assured to cause us so much more pain in the future – never had anything compared to the level of scrutiny that this administration put on what they labeled a political enemy. And let us not forget, as the left constantly reminds us through word and deed, that the real enemy according to them never is the people that want to kill Americans or Jews and destroy the west in the process, but the political enemies of the left. And Nethanyahu sure as hell is a “grade A” enemy in the eyes if this pro-Islamic fundamentalism administration. With information like this coming out, what more proof do you need that to these scumbags it never really is about the interests of the American people, but always that of the political left? After all, it isn’t like Iran has read anything but acquiescence from this idiotic deal either.

The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.

White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. “We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ ” a senior U.S. official said. “We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it.’ ”

Yeah, the bad guy according to the WH was that evil Netanyahu guy because he had the temerity to refuse to go along with an absolutely insane and stupid deal that clearly allows Iran to build nuclear weapons and continue to pursue the agenda of genocide against the Jews and the Great Satan, and not the Iranian madmen or the fucking idiots in the WH that conjured up this terrible deal. And am I alone in getting a whiff of the old Clintoneseque lawyerese? “We didn’t tell them to do it, but didn’t tell them not to do it and then share it with us either”, wink wink. Par for the course. From the whole sicking the IRS on political enemies scandal that they have been trying so hard, to squash to the now all but forgotten gun running scam into Mexico run by the DEA that they hoped would allow the massacre that would follow to be used to piss on the second amendment, to the plethora of insane foreign policy debacles that make the Carter years look awesome in contrast (the Arab Spring, Benghazi, Syria, ISIS, Turkey, the Russians, China, Iran, and so fucking on and on). this administration has been about profit for the left’s political machine at the expense of not just the American people, but the world at large. And they don’t even worry much that this agenda shines through, because after all, with the DOJ owned and doing their bidding and Congress neutered, who is going to really stand against them and their criminal and down right evil agenda?

Stepped-up NSA eavesdropping revealed to the White House how Mr. Netanyahu and his advisers had leaked details of the U.S.-Iran negotiations—learned through Israeli spying operations—to undermine the talks; coordinated talking points with Jewish-American groups against the deal; and asked undecided lawmakers what it would take to win their votes, according to current and former officials familiar with the intercepts.

Before former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed much of the agency’s spying operations in 2013, there was little worry in the administration about the monitoring of friendly heads of state because it was such a closely held secret. After the revelations and a White House review, Mr. Obama announced in a January 2014 speech he would curb such eavesdropping.

Anyone still doubt that Snowden is a fucking hero even if you disagree with how he did what he did? And ask yourself who paid for this absolutely egregious abuse of power. Has anyone in this administration been held accountable? Shit, Nixon wants to retract his resignation. After all, he got run out of town for what amounts to a joke compared to the laundry list of criminal activity engaged in and gotten away with by this administration. A complicit and cowed media goes a long way. Now if they had only managed to get their lie about Benghazi being about out of control social media to stick so they could control the internet as well, they would really be rocking the Kasbah.

In closed-door debate, the Obama administration weighed which allied leaders belonged on a so-called protected list, shielding them from NSA snooping. French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders made the list, but the administration permitted the NSA to target the leaders’ top advisers, current and former U.S. officials said. Other allies were excluded from the protected list, including Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of NATO ally Turkey, which allowed the NSA to spy on their communications at the discretion of top officials.

I think the WSJ is not being accurate here, because I remember how part of the Snowden release showed massive spying by the NSA on the Europeans, and especially the French and Germans, targeting the leadership specifically (google it, it is out there). I am betting the only people not eavesdropped on are the Iranians, Russians, and the Chinese, probably because all the assets where too busy looking at the political enemies of the administration and those radical right wing fanatics that won’t just let team Obama do their thing. Now for the doozy in the story:

Privately, Mr. Obama maintained the monitoring of Mr. Netanyahu on the grounds that it served a “compelling national security purpose,” according to current and former U.S. officials. Mr. Obama mentioned the exception in his speech but kept secret the leaders it would apply to.

Are we talking about that monitoring that they never really told the NSA to do, or not to do, here? Yeah, I thought so. It is quite obvious to me that Netanyahu was a threat to the security of the Obama Administration and its plans to fundamentally change America as promised, too. Of course I doubt that many people in America, including so many Jews that are bought and owned by the democratic party, realize what this revelation shows this administration really is about. Can you imagine Boosh or another republican doing something like this and getting away with it? Think hard on that people. That’s the litmus test really, and the proof that we are all being had by these crooks. Let’s put Hillary in the WH so this party can go on. On steroids.

Deja Vu of collectivist stupidity

I admit I didn’t even bother watching the freak show, because I figured it was going to be more of the same, and I was not disappointed. From what I have read and seen now, I can tell that the man is just full of shit, talks out of both sides of his mouth, has a forked tongue, again showed why he is a narcissistic a-hole, by peddling the same trope the left has been peddling for decades: envy and jealousy. Pathetic.

The Washington Times points out that he calls for civility, then taunts. What’s new about that? I mean this has been the guy for 7 years. The Weekly Standard points out that in typical democrat fashion Obama attacks campaign donations, then proceeds to ask for them. The fact that these people that cry the loudest about the evils of donations – but specifically donations to their opponents – isn’t either new or news. These are after all the people that usually want to ban corporate money but see no problem with union money. They are also the people that denigrate and attack the rich, but get the most money from them and as the last 7 years show. do the things that make those rich people richer. The Washington Times also points out that in typical petulant child fashion, Obama managed to tell those evil republicans that just won the last electoral cycle with massive popular support that he was going to take his ball home if they didn’t let him win the game. This has been president “I won”, after all, and by now everyone should know that when they talk about working together or bipartisan efforts, democrats always mean “do what I want”.

This thing was such a snooze fest of the usual collectivist trope that even Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems to have nodded off. There were some highlights though. The Examiner points out that while Obama touted the left’s “War on Womenz” meme and again talked about the pay disparity, that the misleading and false statistics they usually use to back their cherry picking up was not repeated this time. Maybe this had something to do with that. Obama had so much good to say about our clearly broken secondary education system, but that is because, as Glen H. Reynolds has pointed out repeatedly, these institutions are one of the collectivist’s biggest donor blocks.

Fox News does a good job explaining what we saw, and that was that after this last electoral cycle’s shellacking, Obama went back to the usual democrat talking points. More class warfare – preying on the envious and the jealous works – and more taxing the productive and spending to buy votes from those that vote for a living, because that serves the country so well. Basically we got another “Give me your votes and I will give you free shit” donkey speech. Old and tired shit. If you like me just parodied what you expected an old collectivist twit would say and then watched something else, you didn’t miss much and were probably dead on.

Obama has managed to make my predictions that democrats in power would by their very actions sooner than later make sane people realize they are nothing but snake oil salesmen robbing Peter to pay Paul, while bagging a huge chunk of that change, back when everyone was talking about evil rethuglicans and Boosh, come true, and then without a shadow of doubt. I would love to rub it in people’s faces, but then again, when I look at the path of destruction these crooks have left in their wake, I don’t find much pleasure even in that.

If you think Obama didn’t know this…

And by “this” I mean his threat to implement a vastly unpopular amnesty program – amongst voters of both parties – to buy votes from illegal aliens that would then be able to suck at the government’s teat and become dependents the democrat party could count on, that Black Jesus claims he will do by executive order if the wrascally republicans don’t do what he wants – despite the outcome of the last elections, where this item was a major issue – was all empty posturing and easy to circumvent. The fact of the matter is that congress is whom appropriates money for things to happen, and the house to be specific, and if Obama is stupid enough to go ahead with this charade, they will just defund his dumb and illegal maneuver.

The political left was counting on getting 70 or so percent of the 11 to 15 million people Obama wants to just reward for not only breaking our laws, but making a mockery of the people that do follow the process to come here legally, which is why they are so desperate to push for this shit even though it is very unpopular with several of those disaffected special interests that form the democratic party’s voting base. Many republican politicians want this also, because of the implications on the cost of labor. But the people, those of us that will foot the bill this time over and whenever the next amnesty happens, don’t. I was convinced in the 80s to go along with that amnesty plan, because we were promised it would never, ever happen again, and that without it we would always have a serious vulnerability. Here we are again, with the number of people they now want to give amnesty to doubled, if not tripled, and it looks like this will become the way we do things ever two or three decades. I see fuck that.

When you have educated and capable people trying to come here, people with hard working attitudes and decent ethics (and anyone thast slogs through our immigration system sure as hell is a saint), and you opt to reward millions of unskilled law breakers whose claim to fame was jumping a border with plenty of help from the very people that ought to be keeping them out, too many of which will also end up on the dole and drain us dry, as seems to be planned – because regardless of what these politicians tell us this isn’t about doing anything noble and all about them keeping their hold on the levers of power so they can keep sucking our life blood like the vampires they are – one shouldn’t be remiss at questioning the agenda. Me, my primary concern isn’t this useless and nonsensical racial bullshit, but the effect it will have on America staying on top. If your agenda is to turn the US into a no good two-bit socialist shit hole like practically all the European socialist states, then yeah, more of this idiotic agenda. If you want excellence, we better start bringing in the people that come here because they still believe the American dream is about had work paying off. Not the ones that feel crossing the border will pay off in free shit (meaning others pay for it).

Could the LSM be seeing the light?

I was surprised to see that WaPo, which so far has done an awesome job of providing cover to the Obama administration when it comes to the plethora of scandals its involved in, was finally admitting that the whole IRS is no scandal meme from the admin now seems to bely a campaign of lies:

Anyone paying attention to the Internal Revenue Service scandal has been waiting for the next smidgen to drop. Well, two more hit pretty hard this week. At the president’s next encounter with the media, I will scream collusion if no one asks him for his exact definition of a “smidgen,” and if he thinks he has seen a smidgen of corruption yet. At this point, only the most gullible or culpable can continue to claim there is no compelling evidence in this case. Given the delays, lies and stonewalling, there is no viable argument against a special prosecutor.

In a stunning revelation this week, it was disclosed that former IRS official Lois Lerner told colleagues, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails” and then proceeded to ask the IRS IT department, in an e-mail, “if [instant messaging] conversations were also searchable.” When she was told they were not, she e-mailed back, “Perfect.” This is a smoking gun e-mail in that it makes plain she had a cover-up in mind. There is no other plausible explanation.

Who knows how many of her colleagues and allies are breathing a sigh of relief upon learning that their e-mails to Lerner were destroyed and their instant messages not recorded? I think Lerner must have a sizable silent cheering section in Washington; people who are rooting for her to hang tough in pleading the Fifth and hoping that she does not go wobbly on them. I’ll bet her government retirement check is one check that never gets lost in the mail or delayed.

It gets even better. In another disclosure, Lerner’s attorney said that previous emphatic statements he had made declaring that Lerner did not print hard copies of her e-mails were not lies, just a “misunderstanding.” In this case, it is obvious what happened. When Team Lerner discovered that not keeping hard copies of some e-mails – which are considered government records – would in itself violate the law, it changed its story. It’s as simple as that.

The coordination among the Democrats and Lerner is remarkably brazen, even by today’s standards. While she lies low taking the Fifth, her mouthpieces in the Democratic caucus recite talking points that only she could approve. For example, during House oversight hearings on the scandal, Democrats seem to recite with great precision what Lerner did or did not do, what she knew and when she knew it. So while she hides the truth, protects her gang and stays clear of a perjury charge or worse, elected members of the Democratic party declare her innocence and tell her self-serving story.

Anyway, as long as Lerner stays cool and the Obama Department of Justice has her back, the administration obviously thinks it can run out the clock on this scandal. But these revelations are definitely meaningful smidgens. At what point does a flock of smidgens become irrefutable evidence that deserves an independent examination?

That bolded section is mine, because that’s exactly what the Obama administration is up to right now. The plan is to stall until the next presidential election, at which point they plan to steal the election for the democrat candidate which will then stall for as long as they can keep stealing the elections or simply decide to do away with the whole show that they have any respect for the constitution or the rule of law.

Nixon called and wants his presidency back, since he was forced to resign for wanting to do all the illegal shit that Obama and his crew have actually really done over the past 6 years. At this point this isn’t even funny to say anymore because it is so fucking true. We needs a special prosecutor, and these crooks all need to go to jail. The left is nothing but a crime syndicate.

Magisterial Prerogative

Discounting Rand Paul’s lawsuit, which is not really directed at Obama per se, after the midterms in November, I think it’s time for some serious heat (even the “I” word if necessary) to be focused the emperor’s way wrt his trashing of the Constitution. All it takes is someone in Congress to grow a pair.

Remember this little gem, uttered while then candidate Obama was making empty promises?

This kinda reminds me of that speech he made while still a candidate, where he said that running up a $9 trillion debt was both irresponsible and unpatriotic.

It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, cataloging all the lies on the campaign trial. But this end run around the Constitution smacks of illegality to the point where silence and acquiescence is not an option anymore.

Jonathan Turley is a Constitutional scholar of the first order. He has testified in front of Congress, specifically on the usurpation of authority within the federal government;

Last night he was The Kelly File, and had this to say. Coming from a Obama supporter and proud liberal, the power grabbing going on is not only setting a bad precedent, but is undermining Constitutional authority.

In other posts I have talked about the rule of law. Some (wrongly) think all this means is that a country has laws that need to be followed and adhered to, but more importantly this rule of law means that everyone in bound by them, no exceptions. When laws are arbitrary, the government loses the authority to enforce them. Obama needs to follow the law just like anyone else. Hopefully by the end of the year, a smackdown ensues.