The Hypocritical Double Standards Of Barack Obama

Do you remember back in 2002 when then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) said,

I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.

At the time he ran for President, in 1948, Strom Thurmond was the nominee of the Dixiecrat Party. The platform of the party was “We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race.”

Many people took Trent Lott’s comments to mean he supported the policies of the Dixiecrat Party, and although he apologized, he ultimately resigned because of the statement.

Then Illinois State Senator, Barack Hussein Obama called for the GOP to get rid of Lott.

It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do.

He also went on to say,

The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.

Barack Obama was wrong to claim Lott was the president of the Senate as everyone knows the president of the U.S. Senate is the Vice-President of the United States, and he was also wrong to call for the ouster of Trent Lott from the GOP and the U.S. Senate.

While some may have taken Trent Lott’s comments and jumped to the same conclusion State Senator Obama did, he very likely was just commending the 100 year-old Thurmond for a distinguished career in which he moved away from his segregationist position and served much longer afterward than before.

Now, fast forward eight years.

During the 2008 presidential race, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) referred to then Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one”.

Where is the statement calling for the Democrat party to drive out Harry Reid. Seriously, if they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person they want representing their party. Right? No, you’re wrong.

When the news of Mr. Reid’s statement was getting ready to break, he quickly apologized to President Obama for the remarks. President Obama immediately accepted his apology “without question”.

Apparently, if you are a member of the Republican party, the party which brought civil rights to the table, the party responsible for civil rights being passed in this country, you are not allowed to make a complementary remark about a 100 year-old former segregationist without risking your political career and coming under attack by State Senator Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, if you are a member of the Democrat party, the party which fought civil rights at the table, the party responsible for dragging out the fight over civil rights, you are allowed to make comments and remarks which are completely and blatantly racist without risk all the while sitting peacefully at the side of President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is a hypocrite. I said it when he was running for office, and I say it now. He was a hypocrite in 2002, he was a hypocrite in 2008, and he is a hypocrite now.

The shadow of President Obama’s character is telling quite a tale isn’t it?

Resolutions, Racists, Returns, & Remarks

I’ve had a couple of very busy days around here. I am working hard on one large project which is coming along very nicely, and in my spare time I have been fighting a Cisco ASA 5505 router for someone. The battle has been fierce but it looks like I won the battle.

In the evenings this week I will be working on some fixes and other changes for Stuffr, leading up to an update being released in the next couple weeks (before Christmas).

Here are some quick thoughts tonight.

Thought #1

On the local front, Georgia State Representative Austin Scott has an idea for dealing with corruption in government.

Rep. Austin Scott (R-Tifton), a 2010 candidate for governor, said Tuesday he will renew his push to create a statewide grand jury to investigation corruption in all branches of government.

Early in the 2009 legislative session, Scott introduced House Resolution 75, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the attorney general to empanel a special grand jury that would fight corruption in the executive, legislative or judicial branch.

If this passes, that grand jury will be the busiest body in the state. I can see the mud slinging already.

Thought #2

There’s a chill in the air in Copenhagen.

The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role in all future climate change negotiations.

The document is also being interpreted by developing countries as setting unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050; meaning that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much under the proposals.

What? Developing countries wanted any deal reached at Copenhagen to be fair to everyone? Didn’t anyone tell them the world doesn’t work that way? If you aren’t making a deal behind closed doors, you aren’t anybody (just ask Harry Reid).

Thought #3

Speaking of Harry Reid, I wonder if he ever wakes up in the morning and thinks, “Today, I am going to go to work and say something so stupid that it makes everyone’s heads spin”.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.

The Nevada Democrat, in a sweeping set of accusations on the Senate floor, also compared health care foes to those who opposed women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement — even though it was Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, who unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and it was Republicans who led the charge against slavery.

Am I mistaken or did he say those who oppose health care reform are acting like Democrats? What an insult. Harry Reid is a twit who definitely didn’t study his history.

Many Republicans in the Senate were offended and insulted by his comments, but he doesn’t care. The truth of the matter is, you know you’re doing something right when the Senate Majority Leader starts calling you a racist because you don’t support the current health care bill in the Senate. You can always rest assured that you are on the right side of the argument when the other side resorts to name calling.

It is customary, however, for that name calling to have some semblance of truth or at least a grain of honesty behind it. When the Senate was debating the1964 Civil Rights Bill, Southern Democrats (yes, they spelled it the same too, D.E.M.O.C.R.A.T.S.) held an 83 day filibuster of the bill and when the cloture vote came to pass, 80% of those who voted against cloture (allowing the bill to come to a vote) were Democrats (again, D.E.M.O.C.R.A.T.S.).

Harry Reid is once again trying to mislead the American people. Republicans have always been on the fighting edge of freedom. They have, historically speaking, always fought to expand freedom, not restrict it like you know who.

There is no denying which party fights to restrict freedom, and they’re proving themselves again by attempting to shove the 2,074 page bill down America’s throat.

Thought #4

I guess I’m racist.

Thought #5

I can still hear those words like it was yesterday. You remember them don’t you? The auto bailout money was going to be paid back, we were going to make money from that bailout. Yeah, uh huh, and we all believed those words, didn’t we (cough)?

So much for our return on investment

The Obama administration will tell Congress Wednesday that it expects to lose about $30 billion of the $82 billion government bailout of the auto industry, two administration officials familiar with the report said today.

The estimate — the first public accounting of losses connected to the rescue of General Motors and Chrysler — is in line with what the Government Accountability Office, the Troubled Asset Relief Congressional Oversight Panel and former auto czar Steve Rattner have suggested.

Thought #6

For my final thought tonight, I will leave you with this quote of the day from Jeffery Griffiths of the EPA.

“We all know it’s bad to have poop in our drinking water”

The Day The Mainstream Media Died

Today, September 6th, 2009, is the day the mainstream media in America officially died.

Many people believe it died years ago, but truth be told, it’s been on life support for quite a few years. Today, in the early morning hours, it finally flat lined. With a quiet resignation handed down in Washington while America slept, the mainstream media slipped into oblivion never to recover.

The mainstream media had let itself go for so long, being propped up by enablers with money and agendas who had no intention to help it recover, that nothing could be done to save it. That’s not to say some didn’t try.

For weeks (even months), some in our country have been offering solutions to the media in the form of honest, non-biased reporting, only to find that the media had no intention of climbing into the ambulance, or grasping the aid being tossed their way. You can’t help those who won’t help themselves, right?

A scandal arose in Washington several days ago when it was discovered that President Obama’s “Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation”, Van Jones, was a radical, a known communist, 9/11 truther, and a racist. The only person in the media who seemed to be shedding light on Van Jones was Glenn Beck who has a program on FOXNews. Mainstream media ignored the story.

I’m sure the White House wasn’t worried about the news of this scandal because the only person talking about it was Glenn Beck, and they had no reason to fear him. Or so they thought. Glenn Beck ran a special series of programs which simply asked questions about the current administration, our Congress, and the state of our nation today. Beck’s program brought in record ratings, and the news of the scandal exploded. Mainstream media ignored the explosion.

We all know that the mainstream media loves scandal. Some of the brightest spots in mainstream media’s long and checkered past involved their insatiable appetite for scandals, especially where Presidents are involved. So what happened this time? Ordinary citizens stepped up with a ferocious appetite and discovered more and more evidence, in Van Jones’ own words. Mainstream media ignored Van Jones’ own words.

Many people first learned the truth about Van Jones when Glenn Beck shed some light on his history, his stalwart belief in communism, his radical beliefs, and his founding of the organization, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

Bloggers across the country picked up the story and the light got brighter. Twitter was lit up with talk about Van Jones and links to videos of Van Jones started popping up everywhere.

Ordinary citizens uncovered video of Van Jones and his racist beliefs,

and they uncovered video of Van Jones claiming white polluters and environmentalists were poisoning black people.

Then Van Jones himself compared former President Bush to a crackhead,

and he called Republicans “assholes”.

If all of this wasn’t bad enough, evidence surfaced that Van Jones is a 9/11 truther. If you don’t know, 9/11 truthers believe that President Bush and other high level officials in our own government knew about the pending attacks on September 11th, 2001, and allowed them to happen. His name appears on a petition from 2004 demanding a Congressional inquiry of 9/11 and the government’s involvement.

Like many others in Washington who love to address issues without reading them first, Van Jones now claims that he did not read the language in the petition before signing it.

The quiet resignation that was handed down in the early morning hours today was that of Van Jones. It’s apparent that it was going to be too difficult to fight the truth that anyone at the White House expected and they tossed Van under the bus.

In a classic move, knowing that the mainstream media completely missed this entire scandal, Jones decided to try and take advantage of that fact by claiming his resignation was due to a smear campaign filled with lies and distortions.

“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Go back and watch those videos again. Listen to Van Jones in his own words, then read his letter of resignation again. The only person who smeared Van Jones was Van Jones himself. The only person responsible for the videos shown above is Van Jones. The only distraction here is Van Jones himself.

This scandal uncovers a much bigger problem in the White House and questions the credibility of our President. Did the President know about Van Jones’ history? If so, why was he allowed such access to the President? If not, who else is passing through the doors of the White House that we should know more about? The current administration is good at smoke screens and distractions, so I can’t help but think this resignation is meant to help distract us from something else they don’t want us to see. If you need evidence of this just start researching any one of the other 30 or so czars working in the White House. Once you shed light on roaches they don’t wait for one of their own to run for cover, they all scurry back into the darkness as quick as they can.

Now ask yourself, why would mainstream media completely ignore a scandal like this? A self-avowed communist and radical who called for a revolutionary movement in America and believes our own government was responsible for 9/11 was sitting at the table advising our current President and no one in the mainstream media even noticed?

A scandal occurred in our nation’s capitol from it’s very beginning all the way to completion and the mainstream media never even hinted there was a problem. Do we need any more evidence that the mainstream media has flat lined?