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Media's fear of retaliation

 

Fear and affection are not mutually exclusive.
 

Here's a report from the very liberal Salon, headlined, "White House reporters afraid to criticize the White House," and political cartoonists are afraid to draw Obama.

 

There are many more instances of intimidation of the media and others here (and check 2009 and 2010).

 

 


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Great post, Bushido. A very insightful analysis of this creep.

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The media don't even dare to ask questions. They are afraid of retaliation.

 

Which media are you talking about? It's been my observation that the media loves this guy.

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Bushido,
Why do you not capitalize your "handle"? Those of us that know the Code of the Samurai, even if our fathers fought against it, admire it, especially if we fought in the "East". I will capitalize it, even if you don't. Point of Honor.

You are right on in # 10, my brother.

How do we get back to Constitutional Govt?
I do not think that the Obamunists and their friends will give up their power, even if defeated in the '12 election. One thing about Libtard/Marxists- they will never admit they are wrong or failed. Only demand more money to stuff down the Marxist 'rabbit-hole'. They have done it for 80 years. 12 years longer than I've been alive.

 

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Here is a quick lesson for our guest lecturer on the Constitution from the Univ. of Chicago. (you might want to take notes here Barry, you obviously forgot to at Harvard)

[I]United States Constitution[/B]
Article X : The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

So you see Barry, if the government is not granted power under this document then that power belongs to the States...[B]or to the People!
Now stop trying to rewrite the Constitution and read it for a change.[/I]
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For some time now, it has become abundantly clear that bracco is dangerously narcissistic. 

His level of disregard for the rule of law is breathtaking, and would be beyond belief were it not coming from a man of such confusing, convoluted, corrupted past.

Motivational speakers are prone to say: "If you knew you could not fail, what would you do tomorrow?"  Such a question prompts the audience to soul search, overcome fears, and move forward in pursuit of suppressed goals and aspirations.

And it has occurred to me that this is exactly the way bracco conducts his daily life.  He is without concern for failure; he has puppeteers that make certain of that, and he will say or do anything with impunity in the pursuit of his narcissistic agenda.

In addition to operating without fear of failure, he operates with total disregard for the financial costs of anything, from stimulus plans and ObamaCare to Earth Wind and Fire at the White House, big black busses, and a blank check for Sasquatch and the kids....

And imagine if someone you knew had this kind of freedom, but with a hidden agenda about which you knew nothing.  He could borrow money with no intent of returning it. He could lie about his background without fear of any reprisal. He could be entirely unconcerned for your well being, or the well being of your friends and family, or your children's future...and would destroy them if they limited his maniacal advance.

He could look you in the face and reveal nothing of his underlying deceit and evil.  And, if he were not checked...he would lay waste to anyone and everything in his path...and he would do it with your money.

This is who we have sitting in the Oval Office...a creature. A misfit. A boy with no Dad. A boy with no past who has been convinced he can change the future and create one of his own.

He is not a kid who played baseball, became an Eagle Scout, worked at Mcdonalds, worked hard and put himself through school, married his high-school sweetheart, served his country, and was an alderman at his church.

He is nothing of the kind.  His true history is largely unknown.  Is the African Barak Obama his real father?  Does barry know? Did his mother? His grandmother? No, no one knows.  Only a blood test will prove anything with certainty.

Did he go to school in Hawaii? Did he associate with Marxists throughout his college life? How did he get into and pay for Harvard? How was he made editor of the Law Review?  Did he pass the Bar? Was he being groomed from his childhood to be a puppet president? Is he bi sexual? Was Donald Young murdered to hide this fact? Did he spend some time with Larry Sinclair? Does he admire J. Wright? Was widespread voter fraud solely responsible for the win over McCain......??

With those questions as an off-the-top-of-head beginning...assuming an applicant were to arrive at your doorstep for employment with that collection of concerns...wouldn't you want some answers before offering the job?

It is only now that answers have begun to come to light. Patriots can count on the fact that the MSM, and even those assumed to be loyal will avoid the hard questions, and forgo the truth out of cowardice.

It is only through the hearts, minds, and actions of patriotic citizens of this magnificent country that the truth will surface.  It might be dirty, torn, and bloodied, but when it arrives, true Americans will see it and embrace it and be willing to fight for the future of their children and their liberty.

The time has come to get way out of your comfort zone for the next 201 days.

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Obama's legal humiliation--english.pravda.ru/  Dianna C. Cotter

Today there is no American news outlet factually covering the illegal actions of the sitting President of the United States in context.  Nor is there one consistently exposing the laws his administration has flagrantly broken, though this corruption now demonstrably permeates every level of the federal system.

Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia, Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt,  Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia produced a joint memo on March 5th detailing 21 blatant violations of law committed by the Obama administration.

By now it is unsurprising the media has by and large ignored this announcement though AG Cuccinelli did appear in an expended segment with CSPAN on March 18th.

"Whether it is through the EPA, NLRB, Office of Surface Mining, FCC or other entities, the Obama Administration has aggressively used administrative agencies to implement policy objectives that cannot gain congressional approval and are outside of the law."

An abbreviated list of broken laws includes:
.  PPACA (Obamacare): Individual Mandate; to be heard by Supreme Court.
.  FCC:  Regulation of the Internet in the face of a court order from Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. stating that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet.
.  EPA 1:  Green House Gas lawsuit, the EPA failed to comply with its own data standards
.  OSM:  Attempting to impose regulatory requirements on the 19 states with authority for exclusive regulation of their coalmines for the first time in 30 years.
.  DOJ:  South Carolina & Voting Rights Act:  Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the U.S.  DOJ ignored section 8 of the Voting Rights Act which calls for protections against voter fraud, and used section 5 to administratively block measures to protect the integrity of elections passed by state legislatures.
.  DOJ:  Arizona & Voting Rights Act:  Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States
.  DOE:  Yucca Mountain; In 2009, Administration arbitrarily broke federal law and derailed the most studied energy project in American history when DOE announced intent to withdraw 8,000 page Yucca Mountain licensing application with prejudice.

14 more violations of the law are listed in the AG's memo.  At one time or another, many of these violations have made the news, yet the full list is never presented to the public.  When complied, it is apparent even at a glance, that the federal government as led by Barack Obama has no respect for law.  Clearly, the Obama government is acting as it deems fit.  Much as a monarchy would.  As if the States did not exist.  As if the Constitution of the United States did not apply.

Indeed, when it comes to Obama and his government, the Constitution is a barrier to be removed.  As Obama stated in a 2001 interview with NPR, "generally the constitution is a charter of negative liberties,".  Undeniably, the Constitution limits government negatively, it states what it cannot do.  From the point of view of someone attempting to expand government powers beyond that which the Constitution limits it to, it is extraordinarily negatively limiting.

The Constitution was designed that way.  It is the keystone, the cornerstone, the foundation of a free people;  one freed and protected from government tyranny.      
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Pieter,
Thanks for posting the Presidential Oath. The question is no longer "rhetorical".
 
Anyone with a brain can see that The Usurper's behavior and lies are way past Misfeasance, even past willful Malfeasance. Communists, Socialists, Islamists, Luddites, and radical Liberals may make excuses for him (because he gives them what they want); but anyone with a basic understanding of Constitutional Govt MUST see that he has passed the border-line into Oath-Breaking & TREASON.
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"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." -Article II, Section 1

A unique oath with obligations particular to the office. How does Obama measure so far? The question is entirely rhetorical, but worth mention.
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Top 10 miscarriages of the Justice Department

Human Events says rarely, if ever, has there been a more politicized Justice Department than the one presided over by Attorney General Eric Holder. Ask yourself this: In which administration have there been more egregious miscarriages of justice than the following list?

1. Challenges voter ID laws

The Justice Department has challenged state voter ID laws, first in South Carolina and more recently in Texas, the first such actions in 20 years. Apparently requiring a U.S. citizen to bring a driver’s license to the voting booth is an onerous infringement on their constitutional rights. Why would the chief law-enforcement office in the nation try to make it easier to engage in voter fraud? Could it be because Barack Hussein Obama is on the ballot this November?

2. Challenges immigration laws

The Justice Department is also challenging immigration laws enacted by states -- most notably Arizona’s legislation (hasn’t Mr. Holder heard of the Constitution’s 10th Amendment?) In its brief challenging Arizona’s S.B. 1070, the Justice Department said the law interferes with the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration policy. We didn’t know that the federal government was doing much of anything to control illegal immigration.

3. Fast and Furious outrage

The Justice Department turned a blind-eye to the Fast and Furious gun-running operations, with the weaponry ending up in the hands of deadly Mexican drug gangs, and then obfuscated when Congress reviewed the operation. Allowing guns to cross the border resulted in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and some 300 deaths in Mexico. New revelations are still coming, such as the news that one of the chief gun traffickers was questioned and released by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents.

4. New Black Panther Party dismissal

The Justice Department decided to dismiss charges of violating the Voting Rights Act against three members of the New Black Panther Party, who acted menacingly outside a polling station in Philadelphia in 2008, hurling threats, racial slurs, and brandishing a night stick. The action by the Justice Department prompted a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which heard testimony by J. Christian Adams, who resigned from the department over the issue. Adams said he was instructed by his superiors to ignore cases involving black defendants and white victims.

5. Defense of marriage recusal

The Justice Department served notice last year that it would no long defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which states that the federal government defines marriage to be between one man and one woman. The action, in a letter from the attorney general to congressional leaders, said President Obama had decided that the act, signed into law in 1996 by President Clinton, was unconstitutional. Odd, we can’t seem to find the spot in the Constitution that allows the President to declare a law unconstitutional.

6. Sen. Ted Stevens case bungled

In its pursuit of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on charges he failed to report gifts on his financial disclosure forms, the Justice Department concealed evidence from the defense. A report by a special counsel said there was "systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence" by the Justice Department, "which would have independently corroborated Senator Stevens’ defense." Stevens was found guilty and died in a plane crash before he could be exonerated. Imagine the howls from the mainstream media, if the senator in question had been Ted Kennedy, instead of Ted Stevens.

7. Civilian trials for terror detainees

The Justice Department sought to bring 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial in a civilian New York City courtroom, blocks from the World Trade Center site. The action would have afforded Mohammed all the constitutional guarantees of a fair trial, raising the possibility that Mohammed could go free on a technicality despite confessing to involvement in the 1993 and 2001World Trade Center attacks, the Bali, Indonesia, bombings, the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, and other failed terror plots. The outcry against civilian trials forced Holder to back down, and Mohammed and four co-defendants will now face a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

8. CIA probed

Attorney General Holder re-opened a probe of CIA officials involved in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror detainees. Holder’s action came despite earlier rulings that the interrogations were legally authorized, despite seven former CIA directors asking the probe be shut down, and despite the fact that the interrogations provided valuable intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideaway. Holder later admitted he hadn’t read Justice Department memos that concluded no laws were broken.

9. NYPD probed

When the New York Police Department conducted surveillance operations in the Muslim community -- including monitoring members of the Muslim Student Association, which has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood -- the Justice Department decided to review the police department. While the NYPD is trying to thwart another 9/11, the Justice Department is siding with Muslim apologists. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the right response to the Justice Department when he said, "To let our guard down would just be an outrage."

10. Pool fiasco

Justice Department guidelines for compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act included a requirement for public swimming pools to install a lift that could move the disabled from a wheelchair to the water. As 300,000 public pools faced a March 15 deadline to install the lifts -- at a cost of up to $20,000 each -- DOJ backed down and issued a 60-day stay of execution in March before allowing lawsuits over the matter. Considering there is not an available number of lifts or installers of the devices for every pool in America, "poolmagedon" will provide the nation’s trial lawyers -- major supporters of the Democrats -- with plenty of new business opportunities.


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Excellent food for thought here on all posts. I had long ago decided that the Halfrican has nothing inside, meaning no soul by which to be made answerable to anyone, as he truly has nothing to lose. Revelation is, to some ways of thinking, the point at which the Second Coming of the Son of God and Lucifer will meet again. The way things are going, the cataclysmic clash will answer all questions once and for all. Believers and almost Believers may be overwhelmed by the evil which is spreading over our nation.  

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Geebs, you pointed out 3 excellent examples. There are dozens of others. It is like once he discovered that The Constitution did not apply to him on the eligibility issue, then it doesn't apply to him at all.
 
He is "pushing the envelope" to see what he can get away with. And who is going to stop him? Congress isn't, they won't even call out Eric Holder, and they could 'nail his hide to the barn door'. The Courts won't even allow the eligibility question to be heard, or address many of his other UnConstitutional acts. The lower Courts that rule against him are simply ignored. And as you pointed out, he treats SCOTUS with contempt. Can the Media bail him out on that? Looks like it.

Our Forefathers gave us the blueprint to a perfect govt - The Constitution. It gives us, The People, 4 'boxes' to defend it:
The Soap Box - free speech - which has been infringed, ridiculed, and demonized by the Media.
The Ballot Box - which has been corrupted by voter fraud and flagrant socialist 'vote buying' with welfare.
The Jury Box - which we are denied access by "lack of standing" and other judicial shenanigans.
The Ammo Box - the last resort of a free people. Is it any surprise that these Progressive Totalitarians have tried to take that one for 80 years?

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Longknife you hit the nail on the head.  Because he can.  He can deride Congress as not getting it done, and make recess-non-recessia appointments, and mock the SCOTUS as a group of people not elected by anybody.  

What concerns me most is the power to adjourn Congress, not precedented in use.  I first read about that here thanks to Beckwith.  I am keeping a sharp eye for it.  In addition to doing what he can, just because he can, I think the idea of using this power for the sake of owning the precedent comes as the cherry on top to this guy.
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Scofflaw is very good.  And why does he act this way? Because he can.
He has never been been held responsible for anything, and his records are 'sealed' so there can not be any meaningful investigation into the facts.
Honesty, truth, law, even common sense are concepts totally foreign to "The One". He has the Media and 'the race card', so he doesn't have to live by man's law or God's Law, only "The end justifies the means." of Marxist theory.
His "end" is self-glorification, destroying capitalism & our economy, and punishing America.
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James Lewis says: I've seen many debates about the war powers of the U.S. Congress, but I've never seen an American president openly laugh at the idea of seeking congressional approval for a major U.S. military assault on another country.

Obama did it with Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Kenya and tried it in Syria. But not in Iran.

Gaddafi is dead, Libya is a disaster, and no one has gotten any answers. Other than that contemptuous laugh. The media don't even dare to ask questions. They are afraid of retaliation.

I haven't seen an American president openly pressure the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his party's takeover of one-seventh of the American economy.

As Charles Krauthammer pointed out regarding the assertion of Federal jurisdiction made by Obama:

If [being born] ... means entering the market, Congress is omnipotent, authorized by the commerce clause to regulate "every human activity from cradle to grave."

I have not seen any American administration publicly claim its powers to rule by arbitrary decree about illegal immigrants, like a European despot.

I have not seen an American president take over banks and auto companies on behalf of his political friends, like the United Auto Workers.

I have never seen a U.S. president give open approval to a campaign of law-breaking and sometimes violent "occupations" -- as this White House has done with sixty organized leftist mobs around the country, with the ACORN voter fraud group.

I have never seen an administration that scapegoated the democratically elected opposition as "extremist." This administration has.

Obama is the first American president to assert that "international permission" beats the U.S. Constitution.

I have not seen a U.S. Justice Department that openly approved weapons-smuggling to the Sinaloa drug cartel, resulting in many Mexican killings.

I have never seen a politician who ran on an anti-war platform defend targeted assassinations by executive order like AG Holder just did.

On Fox News, Judge Napolitano sums it up:

I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism[.] ... A few months ago he was saying, "The Congress doesn't count, the Congress doesn't mean anything, I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation."

Now he's basically saying the Supreme Court doesn't count. It doesn't matter what they think. They can't review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing.

The old word "scofflaw" denotes not just a lawbreaker, but somebody who mocks the law. American admire rebels, but not if they exercise vast and untrammeled power. Not when the sheriff takes the law into his own hands.

 


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