203 Reasons Not to Vote For Barack Obama

In the Words and Works of Obama, his Political Cohorts and Those Who Know Him Best

By John Wilson

Copyright © 2012 by John Wilson Cover Design by Hugo D. Ley Cover Photo Credit: John Kershner/BigStock.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .............................................................................................................................. 5 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 7 BEFORE WE KNEW HIM ............................................................................................................................. 7 THE CAMPAIGN YEARS ............................................................................................................................. 10 Jeremiah Wright and James H. Cone .............................................................................................. 11 Professor William Ayers ................................................................................................................. 12 Tony Rezko .................................................................................................................................... 13 THE PRESIDENCY..................................................................................................................................... 14 African Americans for Obama ........................................................................................................ 14 Immigration................................................................................................................................... 14 Energy and Crisis Management ...................................................................................................... 15 Tea Party and “Occupiers” ............................................................................................................. 16 Healthcare Reform......................................................................................................................... 16 Jobs ............................................................................................................................................... 16 Israel ............................................................................................................................................. 16 Spending ....................................................................................................................................... 17 SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................ 17 HOW TO READ THIS BOOK ..................................................................................................................... 23 AN OVERVIEW........................................................................................................................................ 25 OBAMA AND ABORTIONS .................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. LIBERALS, AMERICA AND THE WORLD.................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. THE WORK AND WORDS OF OBAMA’S ASSOCIATES ............................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. CONSTITUTION, LAW AND JUSTICE ...................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND AMERICA’S DEFENSE....................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OUR DETACHED PRESIDENT ................................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND A NATION DIVIDED ......................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY ............................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. “OBAMACARE” .................................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND MUSLIM OUTREACH ....................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND THE ENERGY SOLUTION .................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA, OCCUPIERS AND THE TEA PARTY ........................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. RACE CARDS AND RACISM ................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. IS RELIGION SAFE IN AMERICA?............................................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. OBAMA AND OUR CHILDREN ............................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. NOTES .................................................................................................................................................... 31 INDEX ..................................................................................................................................................... 39

Acknowledgments
This is a book about a man, an administration – a political party. But, most of all, it is about our Country. America has flourished through the blood, sweat, tears and selfless sacrifices of millions of our people – and because standing beside us – guiding and empowering us – there have always been the blessings, love, support, and protection of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe that our nation excels because we have always accepted on faith and given thanks for the sacrifice made by God’s only begotten son; Jesus Christ, our Savior. Today, many are trying to remove God from our Country and our collective memory by misrepresenting the beliefs of our founding fathers; perverting the concept of church and state separation; and denying that we remain a Christian nation. If they are successful, the light that is America – the brightest light on Earth – will be extinguished and we will go the way of all failed civilizations before us. I have faith that He will not allow that to happen, but I also believe that He expects us to play an important role in guarding the precious freedoms he has given us. I thank God for blessing, protecting and watching over our nation and our lives. I thank Him for allowing me to write this book and humbly pray that it serves his Will. I thank God also for my wonderful wife and soul-mate, who makes my darkest days bright and my brightest days a touch of Heaven – and who reminds me – every time I look at her – of God’s power, generosity and blessings in our lives. I could not have written this book without her shared love of God and Country, her encouragement and her unconditional love.

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He called America “mean-spirited” – himself a “blank screen” – and we made him the 44 President of the United States! Obama is a man that doesn’t like America very much – who, rationally evaluated, has made all the right moves toward political self destruction, but is unable to hit bottom – protected as he is, by the unwavering support of a smitten, liberal media. John Podesta reportedly considered Obama as “…capable of being ruthless” and questioned whether he “felt anything, especially in his gut.” 1 Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, once described him as “’slightly creepy’ and ‘deeply manipulative.’” 2 “Spengler” writes in Asia Times, “Obama's women reveal his secret: he hates America.” 3 David Mendell describes Obama’s “hidden side: His imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature…” and calls him “…a man of raw ambition so powerful that even he is still coming to terms with its full force.”4 David Freddoso calls him “…a shrewd, machine-aligned politician from Chicago – the kind who won’t make no waves and won’t back no losers...” a man who “…plays hardball and knows when to look the other way.”5 Blackwell and Klukowski warn that “In President Obama’s America, dissent will not be tolerated.”6 Given the President’s level of public exposure, it is axiomatic that it should be impossible to conceal these traits, or his extreme partisanship, an easy disregard for the court system, his condescension and ridicule of ordinary citizens as well as political opponents; his Party’s disregard for the truth, his reckless spending; and his readiness to revert to community organizing practices – rubbing “raw the resentments of the people” and fanning their “latent hostilities.”7 Miraculously – with the media’s help – with a fear of being labeled “racist,” many have remained unaware – even defensive – of Obama’s character. Rather than acknowledging and confronting the true Obama, they prefer to continue projecting “their own views” onto the “blank screen” that represents this charismatic, but duplicitous politician.
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Before We Knew Him
In 1990, Harvard student Obama called America “Mean-Spirited,” hoping we could become more “generous” in the future. 8 In 2008, his wife Michelle, echoed that position, 7

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saying “we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is ‘just downright mean,’ we are ‘guided by fear,’ we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.”9 From telling us that he is followed by security in department stores, 10 to his claim that white restaurant patrons throw their car keys to him, 11 Obama’s two books are heavily laced with perceptions of racism and thinly disguised contempt for America. He writes from the perspective of an educated, somewhat detached observer – but, seems always less than an arm’s length away from someone with a strong, negative racial message…so much so, that it is sometimes difficult to tell whether one of his friends is actually speaking, or if he is using the character to voice his own sentiments. One case that illustrates this point is chronicled in Dreams From my Father, when Obama writes: “I could swear that just beneath the sober expression Ray was winking at me, letting me in on the score. Our rage at the white world needed no object, he seemed to be telling me, no independent confirmation; it could be switched on and off at our pleasure. Sometimes, after one of his performances, I would question his judgment, if not his sincerity. We weren’t living in the Jim Crow South, I would remind him…” 12 Here, Obama attributes the cause of his racial epiphany to a friend he calls “Ray,” somewhat confusing the fact that it is he – not “Ray” – who decides that his “rage at the white world needed no object…it could be switched on and off at our pleasure.” He then immediately switches the writing back to “Ray” and portrays himself as the adult in the room, reminding his friend they “weren’t living in the Jim Crow South.” Both his books and his work as a Chicago Community Organizer have proven that Obama is good with words. As an Organizer, Obama quickly gained a reputation as an agitator. Mike Kruglik, an early Obama mentor in community organizing, called Obama “a natural – the undisputed master of agitation”13 and this is what Saul Alinsky wrote about that skill: “The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression…. “…When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function – to agitate to the point of conflict.” 14

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Obama has been relentless in blending the idea of “fairness” with the need and justification for hiking the taxes of all those making more than $250,000 annually. He has rhetorically and obsessively worked to drive a wedge between Conservatives and Liberals, Republicans and Democrats, the rich and poor of America; between Republicans and Latinos, Latinos and law enforcement, blacks and law enforcement, Republicans and blacks, Catholics and women, whites and blacks; and between Tea Party members and Liberals, blacks and anyone else who is listening. He has sarcastically pulled passages from the bible, while embracing the “Muslim World,” as if it were a monolithic political/religious entity. While doing all of this, he has continued to build and benefit from community organizing efforts and has encouraged the would be revolutionary “Occupiers,” while denigrating middle-aged and elderly tea party members. In short, he has spit on American tradition, fomented turmoil and resentment and recreated a level of divisiveness not scene in decades. Four years after his return from Harvard, as he prepared for his State Senate race, the Chicago Reader ran a story on Obama, noting that “…he's entering politics to get back to his true passion—community organization.” And as President, he has shown time and time again that his first love is community organizing and that he still knows how to agitate – how to “…rub raw the resentments of the people of the community…” – how “…to agitate to the point of conflict.” Another attribute that Obama has consistently claimed is “Transparency.” But, his brand may not be quite as clear as some would like. Choosing the time, venue and level of disclosure convenient to his purposes –President Obama has become adept at righteously claiming transparency, while hiding in plain sight – “…a leaf…in a forest…”15 We may have known, as Obama ran for the Presidency in 2007 & 2008, that he was prochoice. But, did he make it clear that he was a strong advocate for partial birth abortions, or that he was stubbornly opposed to providing any lifesaving help to babies who survived abortion. Perhaps, he was transparent to the extent that the person with questions had done their due diligence in ferreting out all the facts. But, to be fair, he has been transparent – though perhaps more in the vein of “hiding in plain sight.” In many conversations with liberal friends, I have found that their favorable assessment of the President has far more to do with charisma and race than with fact – including the facts that he has placed at our disposal in his own books. Though his sales have been tremendous, most of the people with whom I have talked, have not read either of his books. Yet, if confronted with any fact presented in either Dreams From my Father or The Audacity of Hope, he automatically has the high ground. He was transparent. You just weren’t paying attention. In Obama’s 1995 book Dreams From my Father, for example, he admitted to being a cocaine user and to standing in a New York City meat locker, seconds and inches away from a 9

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shot at heroin. 16 He told us about “The swagger that carries me into a classroom drunk or high, knowing that my teachers will smell beer or reefer on my breath, just daring them to say something.”17 To be sure, he tells us a great deal more – and having said so, he has made full disclosure. And so, while past cocaine issues sent shock waves across the campaign of his Democratic opponent for the U.S. Senate, the public reaction to Obama’s drug and alcohol usage? None. I am reminded of a friend who once said, “The best place to hide something is often in a book.”

The Campaign Years
America knew little about Obama as we began watching him spar with Hillary Clinton. Many times, he seemed to appear as the young, unseasoned “underdog” in the race, evoking voter sympathy. But, where was the vetting? When we first heard Hillary allude to Obama’s legal work on behalf of a “slumlord,” it seemed like a cheap shot – more angry rhetoric from someone desperate to save an election. Indeed, as I recall, he was given reasonably free license to define what should be considered fair and unfair, or merely a “distraction.” Clearly, he owned the press. As the debates and interviews went on however, it soon became clear that this was a razor sharp and tough Chicago politician – and nearly as quickly as that was discerned, the primary was over and Obama the winner. The world was treated to watching his nomination acceptance speech in a surreal – Roman Coliseum type exhibition. Then came John McCain, the American patriot, war hero and seasoned Republican Senator. It was quickly apparent that he had no idea how to handle a campaign against Barack Obama. In fact, while Obama was slicing and dicing without pity, McCain was almost apologetic in defending his opponent as “a good man” and telling constituents "I have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States." 18 He was rewarded for this largesse with comments from Obama such as “It’s easy to rile up a crowd by stoking anger and division, but that’s not what we need right now in the United States. The American people aren’t looking for someone who can divide this country — they’re looking for someone who will lead it.”19 America listened – and voted for the Divider, who swore to “Fundamentally Transform the United States of America.” Still, strange names and rumors of unsavory associations began to pop up. The name Tony Rezko had surfaced in a debate with Hillary Clinton during the primary – and thanks to Political Commentator Sean Hannity – it was back in the news again, along with such notables

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as William Ayers, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and through Wright – James H. Cone. Jeremiah Wright and James H. Cone Recall that Obama’s minister and spiritual advisor – Reverend Jeremiah Wright – triumphantly said after 9/11 that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost?” 20 He also graced us with such patriotic words as "The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America21…” Political commentator Sean Hannity identified and examined Obama’s questionable long and close relationship with an America-bashing minister, who welcomed and gave awards to Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and accompanied him on a visit to the late dictator, Muammar Qadaffi.22 Wright, who also accompanied Rev. Jesse Jackson to Cuba for a visit with Fidel Castro,23 based his philosophy on the Black Liberation Theology expounded by James H. Cone. Examples of this philosophy are found in Cone’s own book: A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone says, for example: “If the oppressed of this land want to challenge the oppressive character of white society, they must begin by affirming their identity in terms of the reality that is anti-white. Blackness, then stands for all victims of oppression who realize that the survival of their humanity is bound up with liberation from whiteness.” 24 “While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism.”25 Obama, by his own words, had known Wright for 20 years, spending 16 years in the pews of his church and coming to him for both his marriage and the baptism of his children. Miraculously though, Obama was consistent in his representation that in the 832 Sundays that comprised his 16 years as Wright’s follower, he had not been present for even one of those American-bashing, or race card throwing sermons that gained such notoriety during the 2008 election cycle. The success of this claim alone, should have sent Obama on a buying spree for Lottery tickets – it’s amazing how lucky a politician can be when members of the press forget the definition of journalism. Yet, despite the media help and his alleged ignorance of Wright’s

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harshest sermons, Obama gave himself away (not that anyone noticed) when he knew it best to have Reverend Wright stand down during his initial announcement for the Presidency. 26 As Wright’s vitriolic rhetoric received increased attention from conservative anchors, Senator Obama sought to counter the political damage by treating it as a mere “distraction.” When this strategy failed to silence the questions, the Senator did what he does best. He gave a speech proclaimed by liberals as a blockbuster, unequaled in history. The Philadelphia speech - “A More Perfect Union”27 – chastised Wright for his divisive comments, but went on to say: “I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed her by on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.”28 In the ensuing days, he would clarify his statement for Philadelphia radio host Angelo Cataldi, saying: “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person.”29 In the meantime, Wright’s inflammatory language continued to take center stage in the campaign. We were quickly reminded of the Obama living just below the easy smile of a politician. The teleprompters were barely folded before all concerns and reluctance for disowning him were put aside and a 20 year relationship had been severed with surgical precision. Hardly a whisper survived. In the mainstream media, Wright went from “hero to zero” and disappeared from any discussion that could – in any way – impact Obama’s chances for election. Professor William Ayers 2012: Professor William Ayers is shown on television, providing advice to an adoring group of “Occupiers,” a movement that the Canada Free Press says may have been orchestrated by President Obama. 30 12

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2001: Ayers – a 60’s radical, leader of the Weather Underground, who once planted bombs at the New York Police Headquarters Building, the Pentagon and the Capitol31 –– is photographed in an alley, an American flag under foot, 32 and is quoted as saying ''I don't regret setting bombs.'' ''I feel we didn't do enough.''33 Despite bringing in “many millions” of dollars over several years to fund education projects of both Ayers and his radical education allies,34 when confronted with their association, Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “The notion that…me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts…when I was eight years old somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.” 35 Obama’s dismissive response made Stephanopoulos the villain and reduced the Ayers association to a footnote. Thankfully for the professor, Obama’s values did allow him to publicly endorse Ayers’ juvenile crime book – a book that compared “America to South Africa’s apartheid system, and contemptuously [dismissed] the idea of the United States as a kind or just country.” 36 And though Obama dismissed with an air of condescension, the idea of a relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist, author Christopher Andersen notes that Ayers was a very significant contributor to Obama’s first book: Dreams From my Father. According to Andersen, “…oral histories, along with his [Obama’s] partial manuscript and a trunkload of notes were given to Ayers.” The finished book, oddly enough, bore a striking resemblance to “Ayers’s own writings.”37 It is safe to say that “acquaintances,” and people who just happen to serve on the same Boards, do not accept trunkloads of notes to examine in order to effect significant contributions to their co-member’s book. Yet, the mainstream media was only too anxious to ignore the Obama/Ayers relationship – a relationship correctly identified and – like Wright - almost singlehandedly examined by Political Commentator Sean Hannity. Tony Rezko Then there was Obama’s troubling association and financial dealings – including the purchase of his own Chicago home - with some possible help of so-called “slumlord” and convicted felon Tony Rezko 38 Anybody who was paying attention had to be seeing Obama’s political career gone in a puff of smoke - but, only a few people were paying attention and this shocking scenario never got traction in the mainstream media.

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The Presidency
African Americans for Obama By early 2012, President Obama was publicly advertising “African-Americans for Obama” saying that this campaign was “powered by folks at every level, taking ownership where it matters most…in your faith community…at work and in school” and mentioning ways of becoming involved, including serving as a “congregation captain”39 – all this from a President, who has consistently downplayed the role of Christianity in America and who has taken on at least two major religious groups. The first, through a U.S. Supreme Court case on the “Ministerial Exception.” The second, through the inclusion of free contraceptives and abortioninducing drugs in Obamacare. In one sense, as President of the United States, he seems to be urging people of faith to violate federal law by abusing their tax exempt status and engaging in political activities through the church.40 In another sense, he has simultaneously thrown a giant race card into his re-election bid by essentially calling for a racially motivated voting bloc. Imagine if Mitt Romney announced a “White Americans for Romney” web-site. His political future would end in a New York minute! Immigration President Obama labeled a police department as acting stupidly, 41 claiming police bias against minorities42 and cautioning immigrants that a proposed Arizona immigration law would result in their harassment.43 Then, in 2010, in a desperate attempt to retain a Democratic Congress, he urged Latin immigrants to “punish our enemies” 44 at the polls. His Administration went so far as to report a proposed Arizona Immigration law to the United Nations as a human rights issue.45 Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State, said he used a Human Rights meeting with the Chinese as a forum to discuss the Arizona immigration law: In a May 17th article he is quoted as saying he spoke of the law “….early and often.” 46 The proposed statute mirrored an existing federal law in effect for more than half a century. While people were being killed on both sides of the border, Obama provided a platform and a supportive position for the Mexican President to lash out at Arizona’s new immigration law. But, he answered the Arizona Governor’s plea for help47 with a lawsuit and an 80 mile “no go” zone between parts of Arizona and the U.S./Mexican border. 48 As Commander-in-Chief, he warned Americans against travel in our own country,49 effectively ceding this 80 mile-wide strip of the United States to Mexican criminals. 14

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Meanwhile, Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, claimed “the border is better now than it ever has been." 50 Despite this and his reported failure to answer five letters sent by the Arizona Governor to members of his Administration, he allegedly greeted her with icy resentment as he arrived in Arizona to campaign for his 2012 re-election bid. But, this may be Obama protocol for airport encounters with Republican Governors. He and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal allegedly had a similar meeting when Obama appeared in Louisiana during the BP oil spill crisis. Energy and Crisis Management President Obama openly brags about his so-called “all of the above”51 energy policy – a policy that has included drilling moratoriums, slowing the permit process, failing to handle Iran, supporting Brazil’s, rather than U.S. oil production and constantly arguing against subsidies for American oil companies. Only recently, did his Administration approve the building of two new nuclear power facilities – the first such approvals since his election. Interestingly, The Southern Company, which will be building those facilities, will also be building a large biomass facility, a large photovoltaic (solar panel-powered) plant and installing four million “smart meters.”52 Could there be a quid pro quo here? The Southern Company will be receiving federal loan guarantees of more than $8.3 billion through the Energy Dept., for the construction of the two nuclear power plants.53 There is still however, a question as to whether or not the company will succeed with the nuclear facilities over the protests of environmental groups. President Obama, who was quick to criticize President Bush for his handling of Hurricane Katrina, defensively noted in the Gulf’s BP oil spill, that “my powers are not limitless. So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw...”54 He publicly boasted that in the case of the oil spill, he was speaking to experts “…so I know whose ass to kick."55 His Administration falsely claimed support of scientists for their Gulf drilling moratorium56 as well as for their assumptions on the effectiveness of cleanup efforts. 57 He ignored the court ruling against his Gulf drilling moratorium by simply rescinding it and issuing a new one. With little fanfare – certainly, less than the word “Transparency” suggests – he has defunded the Yucca Mountain Nuclear storage facility, essentially ignoring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s warning against any attempt by the Energy Secretary to close the facility without Congressional Approval. 58 Waste is now being spread across 104 nuclear reactor sites around the Country.59 Is this safer than Yucca Mountain, or is the Yucca defunding simply a political favor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)?

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Tea Party and “Occupiers” President Obama has ridiculed and denigrated concerned citizens in the “Tea Party” movement as “Tea Baggers,”60 while voicing support for the violent, drug using, business unfriendly “Occupy” movement. And while his Justice Dept. is quick to attack voter I.D. laws as having a negative racial impact, he apparently had no problem with permitting an armed Black Panther member to go free after menacing voters during the 2008 Presidential election. 61 Healthcare Reform He pushed Healthcare Reform on a disapproving public,62 labeled and promised to defund Medicare Advantage Plans63 as unnecessary, promised to cut $500 billion from Medicare spending64 and told America that this would help to improve health care for seniors!65 And lest we forget, he suggested that sometimes it’s better just to give somebody a pill, rather than potentially life-saving surgery. Jobs Obama’s stimulus, according to a member of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, boasted 2.4 million nonfarm jobs created or saved by March 31, 2010. By September 30 th, only 700,000 remained. 66 Whether any now remain is a question. The Administration takes credit for reduced unemployment, while the 2012 lower rate still remains above the level preceding the $787 billion dollar stimulus package and is most benefited by people simply exhausting their 99 weeks of federal unemployment benefits and giving up hope. Israel After he brusquely left the Israeli Prime Minister sitting alone in the White House, while he joined Michelle and the kids for dinner, Obama made Israel’s Maariv news, which wrote: "There is no humiliation exercise that the Americans did not try on the prime minister and his entourage. Bibi received in the White House the treatment reserved for the president of Equatorial Guinea." 67

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Spending Where does it stop? In 2009, as he pushed for the “Stimulus,” America’s National Debt was $10.7 trillion. 68 Obama screamed incessantly, that he had inherited a mess. Twenty six months later, in his hands, the debt had increased to more than $14 trillion. 69 By March, 2011, he was fighting desperately to reduce even the meager Republican demanded budget cuts. Finally agreeing to a cut of a token $38.5 billion. The net effect of the cut – said to be $352 million in the first year70 – compares (in the context of our National Debt) to a cut of approximately $5.03 from a $200,000 income. By the end of February, 2012, the National Debt had grown to nearly $15.571 trillion with some reports projecting $16.4 trillion by the Nov. 2012 elections. All the while, President Obama talks with a straight face about fiscal responsibility and claims the high ground for spending cut recommendations.

Summary
Initially, Obama the Senator – seemingly coming from obscurity to national prominence overnight – struck me as similar in some respects to our late President John F. Kennedy. That was a short-lived observation. In terms of his professional life, I will always believe that the phrase “Duty, Honor, Country” was illustrated by Kennedy – a war hero, a man who found it painful to walk, but who never let his pain show – a man who led the country through a potentially deadly international crisis, unafraid to go nose to nose with a super power – a man who had the vision to launch our space program and the understanding to arguably have been ready to extricate us from Vietnam in its earliest days. He was a man of courage and even in the face of a disastrous decision on the Bay of Pigs invasion, he took personal responsibility and did not attempt to pass the blame to Eisenhower, where much of it may have belonged. By contrast, Obama remains very much the child in Indonesia who shouted “curang, curang” (cheater, cheater)72, blaming others for anything that goes wrong. He has apologized for our country; downplayed the role and importance of our religious beliefs; promoted without reason or limit, the Islamic faith; vilified those with the vision and entrepreneurial spirit to accomplish great things; attempted to gut both our military and our space program; divided America with sarcastic and hateful rhetoric; and denigrated hardworking Americans who dare to dissent with his policies. Economically, he is burying us in debt, by stubbornly favoring “investments” matching his ideological goals over sound fiscal policy. He has avoided court orders, openly bragged about circumventing congressional authority, publicly humiliated U.S. Supreme Court Justices and even chided an earlier Supreme Court for not breaking “…free from the essential 17

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constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.” 73 He has been embroiled in conflict with the Catholic Church and in the process has alerted and offended all the major religious groups. His White House is involved in lawsuits with more than half the states in the U.S. He has promoted community organizing for personal political gain and has constantly reached out for our youth. Through zealous teachers, his message has been echoed in classrooms from Kindergarten to high school – and it is difficult not to notice the number of his speeches given at colleges, universities and high schools. Obama’s is a fast moving administration. He has many things on his agenda and many people placed to initiate and push that agenda. Even as he golfs, plays basketball and enjoys family vacations, all cylinders are firing. The idea that he is “Governing” seems a stretch. In fact, his administration appears to be checking off items on a list and doing whatever is necessary to accomplish them. Healthcare Reform is a great example. Even today, more than 50% of Americans want this law repealed and Obama busies himself instead with making it more encompassing – more deeply entrenched. He has no interest in what America wants. During February, while the polls showed 50% to 39%, the desire of Americans to repeal Obamacare, DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Rep. D-FL) attempted to reframe the argument to show Americans as “overwhelmingly” in support of the bill.74 By the end of June, 2012, we will have the Supreme Court’s decision on the Constitutionality of “Obamacare” and that result may very well define the amount of power the federal government will – from that day forward – exercise over the lives of all Americans. Obama’s staff and Party have taken their lead from the top and it is Over the Top! We are now in a time, according to Obama and his cohorts, when it is o.k. to “punish our enemies,” when it is o.k. to suggest that white conservatives want all blacks to be hanging from trees, 75 when it is o.k. to suggest that honest, hardworking people – when dissenting with Obama’s policies – are the same people who once wore sheets (KKK), 76 and when it is o.k. to say on the floor of Congress that the Republican health care plan is to have people “Die Quickly.” 77 Too often, all of these things go unnoticed. Single actions and sound bites are blended with the events of the day and soon forgotten. When we have the opportunity to look at the cumulative impact – the relentless march of these words and actions in a compressed format – only then can that vague sense of uneasiness be replaced by a clear understanding of the current assault being made on both our Country and our values. The problem is exacerbated by a mainstream media that has, in some cases, abdicated their journalistic responsibilities and opted instead to become press agents for Obama and Attackers of his political opponents. 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama is not a book based on, or written to justify personal opinion – though the author’s opinion is expressed without apology. The decision to write this book was based on numerous events and statements made over the course of the 2008 Democratic Primary and general election campaigns, as well as during the three year 18

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period following Obama’s inauguration. To the extent possible, it is my belief that the Presidency should be Party neutral and representative of all the people of this country. This Presidency has been the polar opposite and the result has been a continuous effort to dim the bright light that has since 1776, shone as a beacon from the greatest nation on Earth. In his personal arrogance, Obama believes he has a better idea for our Country. He said it himself, when he announced that “ “We’re only five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” 78 I believe our country is in jeopardy today and that if President Obama is re-elected, the change will truly reflect his promised fundamental transformation. I say this with the greatest of regret, because for a fleeting moment, I believed we were on the edge of the greatest, most productive Presidency in the history of this Country. Fortunately, my mind was changed before election day, 2008. And of all the simple things, it was Obama’s terse, dismissive response to a child that began to clear my eyes. When I see a President sneer at any group of Americans – when I see a President that openly brags about circumventing Congress and who speaks about the opposition party as if they were enemies of the American people, I know as an American, that there is something fundamentally wrong. When I see a President who forgets the name of a Congressional Medal of Honor Winner and who keeps an Attorney General who cannot so much as pick up the phone to express his condolences to the parents of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent murdered as a result of his Department’s operation, I see the absence of patriotism and of fundamental decency. When I see a President who takes sides and picks winners and losers, who goes to war with one religion while pandering to another, who misrepresents scientific opinion, who disregards court orders, who sticks to an agenda, undeterred by the will of the people, I see elements of an ugly moment in European history being seeded here – needing only time and votes to grow. But these are my own thoughts and opinions, developed over time. Yours may be different. It is not my intention in this book to beat an opinionated drum in anyone’s ear. The preference in this book is to have Obama, his political cohorts and those who know him best, show you in their own words and actions, why this country loses, if Obama wins reelection in 2012. Through examples, speeches and comments, the racial core, divisive nature and duplicity of Obama’s partisan politics emerge, along with his continuous campaign posture, his application of community organizing methods to politics, his impact on our youth and his disregard – even contempt – for dissenters. 19

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These are the facts that demonstrate unequivocally, Obama’s disdain for historic America, the place it has occupied as a world leader and what he surely sees as its complete failure to provide social justice and positive economic outcomes for all its inhabitants – citizens, immigrants and illegal immigrants alike. The class warfare promoted by this President, the divisiveness, arrogance, stubbornness and partisanship reflected in his words and actions; the distance of his Administration from American values and traditions, his own over the top and disingenuous rhetoric, the marginalizing of our religious foundations and the perversion of a free press - all of this and more could easily fill another book of equal or greater length. But there is no time. The issues are too urgent and the potential consequences of an Obama win, too grave to delay another day. We are rapidly closing on the 2012 Presidential election. As Obama activates his community organizers around the country and as Democrats begin spouting their practiced talking points – ignoring the real questions and concerns of the American people – America must be armed with as much information as possible. We are witnessing, as all students of history know, a very dangerous relationship between this Administration and the media – in this case, the liberal majority of the media. In this relationship, President Obama, his Administration and supporters are all shielded from any critical analysis of their failures, words, actions, and their most indefensible attacks against others. At the same time, conservatives – whether politicians, members of the media, or simply engaged citizens – are considered “fair game” and characterized as extreme – even un-American. Officials in the Obama Administration aggressively attack, or stand mute as others attack conservative media and they are represented by “czars” with such frightening and toxic positions as considering freedom of speech and of the press as “distractions,” or believing that there should be a two-tiered 1st Amendment – separating high and low value speech. I dislike half truths and lies whether they come from the Left, or the Right. I have come to expect them from the Left, but, it makes them no less disappointing. There are no shortage of problems in government today – certainly, no reason to invent, or embellish. Yet, too often, we find ourselves in the middle of coverage that is more targeted to personal attacks and kneejerk responses than to important public policy. Ask a policy question directly to a politician and you’re likely to have the back cover of the phone book read to you. In a word, we should all be shouting “ENOUGH.” We have real problems and a country full of people with great ideas. But, those great ideas don’t matter if we’re not talking to each other in an open and honest manner. If the government is spending our money – and certainly, government has none of its own – then we should have clear, easy and full access to every piece of information (with the exception of classified information, information concerning active investigations, or other clearly defined exceptions) that has resulted from the use of that money. When a Bill is 20

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written, it should be written in a way that every American can read and understand it. Does a Healthcare Reform bill really require 2,700 pages with constant cross references? When a U.S. Congressman laughs at the prospect of reading a bill – even with attorneys to help – we should be very concerned. Just how “Transparent” is the Obama Administration really? When I see a politician like Paul Ryan, who rolls up his sleeves, develops a plan and presents it clearly and openly, I am encouraged. When I see a Peter King, or Darrell Issa – undeterred in their search for truth – I am encouraged. When I hear a Marco Rubio speak, I am inspired. But, for each of these, there are also the Maxine Waters’ and the Sheila Jackson Lee’s, who use over the top rhetoric to divide us; the Holder’s, who want the position but are quick to suggest that it comes without responsibility or accountability for them; the Alan Grayson’s, who seek to gain through fear and the demonization of their opponents. While conservatives seem for the most part, to engage in conversation and to make statements regarding policy, liberals – especially under Obama – seem unrestrained in their use of provocative, racially charged, and attack-oriented language. I am thankful for people who cut through the endless, unproductive rhetoric – who deliver truth and are guided by patriotism – who question boldly and refuse to accept double talk in answer to serious questions of the American people. Those who are given a microphone, be it radio, television, internet, or symbolically, through the written word, are also given a great responsibility. One of their greatest tests – one failed by many – is delivering the unfiltered truth, even when it argues against their own political positions. I once considered Glenn Beck extreme. Today…I’m not so sure. People like Glenn, Bret Baier, Bill O’Reilly, Deneen Borelli, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Neil Cavuto, Dana Perino, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, David Barton, Brit Hume, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Stephen Moore, Steve Forbes, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Kirk Cameron, Jonah Goldberg, Mark Steyn and Mark Levin - a very diverse group themselves – are part of a much larger group of journalists, commentators, writers and producers still dedicated to our country and to the truth. So, in that sense, Journalism is still very much alive. So long as the truth lives, there is hope – not Obama’s idea of hope – but, real hope that inspires people to achieve, to honor and preserve our traditions, and to leave our country and our people better than they found them. But, as you will see later in this book, there are still those who would unapologetically discard our First Amendment rights and use the façade of “journalism” as a “Front” for targeted political attacks and racism. Republicans, Independents and all those who love and cherish America bear a tremendous responsibility in 2012 to vote in large numbers for a return to the path on which our Founders set us in 1776 and to the principles for which so many have since given their lives. I have spent my life in public service – first in the military as a Navy Journalist in Vietnam and 21

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then in law enforcement - and I am proud to say that military service is a long honored tradition in my family, that started with the War of 1812. All of this makes me an average guy, who like you, can see and feel the cynicism, negativity and divisiveness that was sold in 2008 as “Hope and Change” and who, like you, experiences the frustration of not being able to do much about it. I have no radio, or television show. I have no newspaper column. I have no other way, but for this book, to share my concerns with you. I am blessed to be an American and to live in a generous, loving and culturally diverse America – an America of equal opportunity that values and applauds life, individualism, hard work, competition, innovation, service to country and personal achievement – an America where an average guy still has a voice and still has a chance. I pray that America will always be first, last and always “…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." And, I pray that this book helps in some small way.

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How To Read This Book

203 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama is a compilation of incidents, comments and actions by President Obama, his political cohorts and others who know him best. Cumulatively, these “News Bite” style “Reasons” present a vivid picture of a President, a Presidential Administration and a political party that have lost – or never had – touch with the American values of our Founders. Individually, some of these “Reasons” will raise an eye – others will cause outrage. Some may seem unimpressive and of no consequence, or not directly attributable to Obama – but, all should cause concern. They represent only a small sampling of the damage done and the twisted values brought by this administration. To paraphrase Michelle Obama, for the first time in my adult life, I am concerned about the future of our Country. This book presents only the first 203 Reasons for that concern. The goal of 203 Reasons was to present you with all the facts – to be digested according to your own interests and available time. This is a not – and was never intended to be – a traditional book presented in stair-step fashion, moving a subject forward in some logical progression. Instead, the goal of 203 Reasons was to provide the reader with as much fact as possible – as much as possible through the words and actions of the original sources – in a format that would make it a quick, easy and convenient read. Each of the Reasons for not re-electing Barack Obama is presented in as concise a style as my writing ability and thought process allowed. None should take more than 5 – 10 minutes to read. Most will take much less time. There is no need to turn the page at the end of one Reason in order to move in sequence. It is just as well, to turn 50 pages to catch something that may interest you more in that particular moment. Nothing is lost in either event. I urge you only to read and reflect on all the Reasons. The result of each of these events is cumulative and cumulatively, they are already threatening a negative impact on our country and on generations to come. The larger struggle here, from an author’s perspective, was ending this book at some reasonable length. The Obama administration moves quickly on multiple fronts and nearly everyone of their moves inevitably produces another good reason not to re-elect Barack Obama. There is little doubt that this book could have gone to 1,000 reasons and that having reached 1,000, the question would be whether or not to keep going. Ultimately, the choice was clear: “Fence it,” or miss the 2012 elections altogether. I chose to “Fence it” and I hope you will find the results meaningful.

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An Overview

Obama “Ruthless,” “creepy,” “Manipulative”? He called America “mean-spirited” – himself a “blank screen” – and we made him the 44 President of the United States! Obama is a man that doesn’t like America very much – who, rationally evaluated, has made all the right moves toward political self destruction, but is unable to hit bottom – protected as he is, by the unwavering support of a smitten, liberal media. John Podesta reportedly considered Obama as “…capable of being ruthless.” 1 Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, once described him as “’slightly creepy’ and ‘deeply manipulative.’” 2 “Spengler” writes in Asia Times, “Obama's women reveal his secret: he hates America.” 3 David Mendell describes Obama’s “hidden side: His imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature…” and calls him “…a man of raw ambition so powerful that even he is still coming to terms with its full force.”4 David Freddoso calls him “…a shrewd, machinealigned politician from Chicago – the kind who won’t make no waves and won’t back no losers...” a man who “…plays hardball and knows when to look the other way.” 5 Blackwell and Klukowski warn that “In President Obama’s America, dissent will not be tolerated.” 6
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Obama: Pot, Booze, “Blow” – almost “Smack” “I blew a few smoke rings…Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though- Micky, my potential initiator, had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that…we were standing in a meat freezer in the back of the deli where he worked…couldn’t have been more than 20 degrees…looked…like he was sweating…He had pulled out the needle and the tubing, and I’d looked at him standing there, surrounded by big slabs of salami…”7

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Is this the role model we would select for our children? Is this the man we should trust to lead the United States of America?

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Obama the Drunk Punk We know very little about President Obama’s school years, except that which he opted to share through his book: Dreams from my Father. Among the elements comprising his literary self portrait is this passage: “…the swagger that carries me into a classroom drunk or high, knowing that my teachers will smell beer or reefer on my breath, just daring them to say something.” This is the President with the bad boy rock star persona, carefully crafted to attract America’s youth. This is the President who supports the “Occupy” movement – home to drugs, violence, filth, interference with private business and destruction of property. This is the President who sends patriotic young men and women into combat and who controls our nuclear arsenal.

Obama: Capable of Decades Old Grudge? Obama’s characterization of his relationship with his high school coach - Coach McLachlin - was that “…there was some strain,” when he first joined the team. “Coach McLachlin was a terrific coach, but he was also Mr. Fundamentals. He was very big on picks and rolls and bounce passes and chest passes. He never cared for behind-the-back passes, or spin moves. So we had some conflict. We had some tension. In retrospect, I realize that he probably was right in most of our disagreements. At the time I thought he

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was unfair. But he was a terrific coach, we had a terrific team and we had some great players. I have very fond memories of our team.”8 Although coach McLachlin apparently has good reason to believe that their disagreement is now behind them, one article says, ”those close to Obama say that the clash still rankles with him.” 9 David Mendell, author of Obama: From Promise to Power, writes that when he mentioned McLachlin to Obama in 2004, he got “a visceral reaction” – that it “was one of the moments when Obama’s short fuse and healthy ego slipped out from behind his cool exterior.”10 If that is indeed the truth, it reveals an almost frightening aspect of Obama’s personality – the ability to sustain a grudge – even one resulting from perceived childhood slights – for more than a quarter century!

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A Charmed Life – Obama Glides into State Senate There can be little doubt that Barack Obama has lived a charmed life. While apparently not from a particularly wealthy family, he was able to attend Panahou, an elite Hawaiian prep school and then move on to Occidental College in California, followed by Columbia University in New York and finally, after spending time as a Chicago community organizer, to prestigious Harvard Law School, where he was selected first black President of the Harvard Law Review. After being selected President of the Harvard Law Review, he was given a book contract with Simon & Schuster and an advance of $150,000.11 But, in 1995, on top of all this good fortune, Obama was given the gift that has kept on giving. Popular Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer had decided to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress against Jesse Jackson, Jr. As a believer in Obama, Palmer encouraged him to run for her seat and endorsed him as her replacement. When things went bad for her in the Congressional race, her staff contacted Obama, requesting that he withdraw from the race and allow her to recover her old seat. Obama refused. Undeterred, Palmer obtained sufficient names on a petition to be placed on the 1996 ballot, running against Obama in the Primary. According to David Mendell, author of Obama: From Promise to Power, “a volunteer for Obama challenged the legality of her petitions, as well as the legality of petitions from several other candidates.” All were disqualified and Obama finished the Primary unopposed. With Republicans not well represented in the contested District, Obama walked across the finish line with an easy win.12 27

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Truly a moment for Democracy – eliminating all of your opponents on a technicality!

Obama: Looking Out for Number 1 Shortly after being elected President of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was approached by literary agent Jane Dystel, who suggested he prepare a book proposal for an autobiography. He did and she took it to several publishers, finally landing him a book contract with Poseidon Press, a Simon & Schuster company. Obama was given the almost unheard of first time author advance of $150,000, receiving half in advance. He was to provide Poseidon with the completed manuscript by 1991. Time passed and Obama failed to produce. In 1993, his contract was canceled. He reportedly went to Simon & Schuster and was able to receive their forgiveness of the $75,000 debt he now owed them. Despite what could be easily interpreted as a major breach and a large mark against author Obama’s credibility, Dystel was undaunted. She not only obtained a new contract for Obama with Random House’s Times Book Division , but she also managed to negotiate a new $40,000 Advance. Following Obama’s 2004 Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention, the book began to move and Dystel once again attempted to maximize Obama’s profits by obtaining the rights to his book and then finding still another publisher. Before she could do this however, Random House’s Crown Book Division published it in paperback. The book went on to sell approximately two million copies and when Obama was elected to the Senate, Crown offered him a two million dollar contract for two books. In the true spirit of a man who believes in keeping commitments, rewarding loyalty and ensuring fairness for all, Obama reportedly dumped Dystel as his agent and hired an attorney to finalize the deal with Crown. Why? Reportedly, to avoid paying Dystel’s longer term commission, in favor of one time hourly legal fees connected with the completion of the new contract.13 As the famed Community Organizer, Saul Alinsky said: “…one’s concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one’s personal interest in the issue.” 14 How Presidential…

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Timing is Everything According to author Michelle Malkin, Mrs. Obama’s salary tripled from $122,000 in 2004, to $317,000 in 2005 – timed well with Mr. Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate. And, although Michelle Obama joined her husband’s campaign in 2008, the hospital still continued to pay her a salary of more than $60,000. 15 Valerie Jarrett, vice-chair of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees when Mrs. Obama was named Executive Director of Community Affairs, moved on to become Obama’s Senior Advisor in 2009. Meantime, Mrs. Obama’s position at the medical center – a position that did not exist before her appointment – was eliminated in 2009, when it was clear she would not be returning.16 It appears that the hospital was able to continue functioning reasonably well without this $300,000 plus position. Looks like this was a “Win” for Everyone!

Disappearing Candidates When Obama decided to run for the U.S. Senate, it was not as simple as knocking people off the ballot by finding errors in their petitions. There was still however, a serendipitous confluence of events to help him along. David Axelrod, who became Obama’s campaign manager, was reportedly very well known in Chicago’s political and media circles; and each year, would hold a party, inviting members of both worlds. As a highly sought after advisor, he was contacted by Democrat candidate Blair Hull in 2002, to assist him with his upcoming campaign for the U.S. Senate. Hull, a former Las Vegas gambler and Wall Street Securities Trader, was ready to spend millions in the coming race. His possible Achilles Heel was a sealed divorce record. During their conversations, Axelrod questioned the circumstances of the divorce. Hull had been married three times; twice to the same woman. He admitted the past use of cocaine, treatment for alcohol abuse and that his ex-wife had made allegations of abuse. When Axelrod pushed to know whether or not the abuse allegations were true, Hull reportedly stonewalled.17 Axelrod ultimately decided to represent Barack Obama and brought with him, a knowledge of Hull gained through his earlier conversations. During the primary, as Hull continued to climb in the polls, two Chicago reporters – both attendees at Axelrod’s annual party – began pushing for the opening of Hull’s divorce records. 29

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Ultimately “the Tribune and WLS-TV” filed suit and the divorce records were unsealed – not by court order but, incredibly, at the request of Hull and his ex-wife in an apparent attempt at damage control. The records revealed violent behavior on Hull’s part and subsequent interviews exposed his use of cocaine and abuse of alcohol. As Hull’s candidacy imploded, Obama’s political fortunes surged. 18 But, it didn’t stop there. Once the primary had passed, the next obstacle for Obama was Jack Ryan – a Republican who, like Blair Hull, brought a sealed divorce file to the campaign. Once again, the Tribune and WLS-TV sued to open the file. When a California judge ordered the files open, they exposed a husband who attempted to coerce his wife “into having sex in front of strangers.”19 Ryan, who claimed to be the first politician forced to release sealed divorce records, finally withdrew from the campaign and once again, Obama’s fortunes soared. 20 Did Obama’s campaign have anything to do with the opening of Blair Hull’s and Jack Ryan’s divorce files? What can be said is that there was an extraordinary attrition rate among candidates opposing Obama for the State and U.S. Senates.

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Notes1

Introduction

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Bob Woodward, Obama’s Wars, (2010, New York, Simon & Schuster), 38 Dinesh D’Souza, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, (2010, Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing),

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24 “Spengler”, (February 26, 2008), Asia Times Online, Obama's women reveal his secret, retrieved October 25, 2010 from http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html
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David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007,Harper Collins Publishers),7

David Freddoso, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate, (2008, Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing), ix,xi Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, (2010, Guilford, CT, Lyons Press), 17 Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, (New York, 1989, Vintage Books), 116 Allison J. Pugh, Associated Press, (Cambridge, MA 1990), “Law Journal’s Leader Wants to Help Poor,” appearing in National Section of Altoona Mirror, April 16, 1990, p. B7, retrieved from Newspaper Archive.com http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=70515705&firstvisit=true&src=search&curre ntResult=5&currentPage=0&fpo=False, using search terms “Barack Obama” “between years 1987-1995”, (Retrieved June 8, 2010) Lauren Collins,(March 10, 2008), The New Yorker.com Profiles, The Other Obama: Michelle Obama and the Politics of Candor, retrieved November 2, 2010 from http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/10/080310fa_fact_collins?currentPage=1
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Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, (New

York, 2006, Three Rivers Press), 233
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Barack Obama, Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, (New York, 2004, Crown), Kindle Version, 81 13 Kyle-Anne Shiver, (January 8, 2008), American Thinker web-site, Obama’s Alinsky JuJitsu, retrieved January 31, 2011 from http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/obamas_alinsky_jujitsu.html Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, (New York, 1989, Vintage Books), 116-117
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Sasha Issenberg, (Oct. 10, 2008), Boston.com web-site, Political Intelligence, McCain Warns Supporters, Calls Obama Decent Man, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/10/mccain_gets_a_l.html Jonathan Martin and Amie Parnes, (Oct. 10, 2008), Politico Web-site, McCain:Obama Not an Arab, Crowd Boos, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14479_Page2.html
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Malcolm X – told to Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 33rd printing, (New York,

1992, Ballantine Books), 301 Brian Ross and Rehab El-Buri, (Mar. 13, 2008), ABC News web-site, Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/DemocraticDebate/story?id=4443788&page=1 Edwin Black, (Mar. 20, 2008), Jewish Journal web-site, Obama ties to ‘separatist’ pastor raise big questions, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://www.jewishjournal.com/articles/print/obama_ties_to_separatist_pastor_raise_big_questions_20080 321/ Posted by Humberto Fontova, (Mar. 4, 2010), Big Journalism web-site, The Friends of Barack Hussein Obama, The Castro Connection, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://bigjournalism.com/hfontova/2010/03/04/the-friends-of-barack-hussein-obama-the-castroconnection/
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James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation: Twentieth Anniversary Edition,(New York, 2008, Orbis Books), 7 James H. Cone, Black Theology and Black Power, (New York, 1997, Harper & Row), 15 Jodi Kantor, (Mar. 6, 2007), New York Times web-site, Politics, Disinvitation by Obama is Criticized, retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/us/politics/06obama.html
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Jim Geraghty, (Mar. 20, 2008), National Review web-site, Obama Helpfully Clarifies That His Grandmother Is a “Typical White Person”, retrieved February 29, 2012 from http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/10026/obama-helpfully-clarifies-his-grandmother-typicalwhite-person Douglas V. Gibbs, (November 7, 2011), Canada Free Press web-site, ACORN and Occupy Wall Street’s White House Connection, retrieved November 15, 2011 from http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/42119 Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist, (Boston, 2001, Beacon Press), 227,266,269 Marcia Froelke Coburn, (August, 2001), Chicago Magazine web-site, No Regrets, retrieved April 19, 2011 from http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2001/No-Regrets/ Dinitia Smith, (September 11, 2001), New York Times website: Books, No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen, retrieved April 14, 2011 from http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63
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Christopher Andersen, Barack and Michelle, (New York, 2009, HarperCollins e-books),165

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Odyssey, WBEZ 91.5FM , Chicago, (2001) audio contained in story by Steve Schippert,(October 27, 2008), Wizbang blog.com, Wealth Redistribution An Unattained Civil Right: Obama Interview, retrieved September 15, 2010 from http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/10/27/obamawealth-redistribution-an-unattained-civil-right.php Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (Feb. 23, 2012), Tone Deaf: DNC Chair Says Americans ‘Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare’, retrieved February 29, 2012 from http://www.breitbart.tv/tone-deafdnc-chair-says-americans-overwhelmingly-support-obamacare/ Rep. Andre Carson (March 10, 2011), Story by Judson Berger, (Aug 31, 2011), FoxNews website, Rep. Andre Carson: Tea Party Wants to See Black Americans 'Hanging on a Tree', retrieved December 18, 2011 from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/31/rep-carson-tea-party-wants-to-seeblack-americans-hanging-on-tree/ Doug Powers, guest blogger, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), (July 16, 2010), Michelle Malkin website, A Sheila Jackson Lee Twofer, retrieved July 19, 2010 from http://michellemalkin.com/2010/07/16/a-sheila-jackson-lee/ Alan Grayson (D-FL), quoted in Jonathan Allen, (Sep. 29, 2009), Politico web-site, Grayson: GOP wants 'you to die', retrieved February 29, 2012 from http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27726.html Barack Obama, (October 30, 2008), the Missourian Web-site, Thousands cheer Obama at rally for change, retrieved January 1, 2011 from http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/30/obama-speaks-crowd-40000/
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Barack Obama, Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 1st pbk Edition, (New York, 2004, Three Rivers Press), 93 Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated CNN.com website, Viewpoint (May 21, 2008), Interview with Senator Barack Obama, Obama Discusses his Hoops Memories at Panahou High, Retrieved August 26, 2010 from http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/austin_murphy/05/21/obama.0521/ Toby Harnden, U.S. Editor, (August 21, 2008), Telegraph.co.uk U.S., Barack Obama's true colours: The making of the man who would be US president, retrieved October 28, 2010 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/2591139/Barack-Obamastrue-colours-The-making-of-the-man-who-would-be-US-president.html
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David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2008, Harper Collins), 48 Christopher Andersen, Barack and Michelle, (New York, 2009, Harper Collins E-Books),pp138-

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David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007, Harper) 108-110 Christopher Andersen, Barack and Michelle, (New York, 2009, Harper Collins E-Books),pp138-

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231 Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals, (New York, 1989, Vintage Books), 26
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Michelle Malkin, Culture of Corruption, (Washington, DC, 2009, Regnery), 52-53 Michelle Malkin, Culture of Corruption, (Washington, DC, 2009, Regnery), 52-53 Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007, Harper) kindle book,167-171, 214 David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007, Harper) kindle book, 213-216, 235-

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David Mendell, From Promise to Power, (New York, 2007, Harper) kindle book, 260-263

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Index

Index
10th Mountain Division, 95, 234 527s, 85 AARP, 123 abortion-inducing drugs, 14, 187, 189, 191 Ackerman, Spencer, 165 ACORN, 60, 74, 163, 209, 251 Advantage plans, 123 AFL-CIO conference on Civil, Human and Women’s Rights, 126 African Americans for Obama, 14, 182 Agitator, 8, 101, 102, 103, 161, 173 Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud, 156 AIG, 86 Al-Arabiya TV, 136, 244 Alaska, 54, 151, 152, 153, 154, 248 Chukchi and Beaufort, 152 Al-Awlaki, 143 Alinsky, Saul, 8, 28, 102, 103, 172, 205, 207, 208, 214, 236, 237, 254 Rules for Radicals, 205 Alito, Samuel, Jr., 84 Allen, John, 144 America’s race and class problems, 172 American exceptionalism, 103 American Medical Association, 128, 242 Americans with Disabilities act, 186 Amira, Dan (New York Mag.) On Netanyahu's "humiliation" at WH, 52 Andersen, Christopher, 13, 210, 214 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), 154 Arizona Governor, 14, 15 Arizona immigration, 14 Army Corps of Engineers, 83 Atlas Shrugs, 204, 205 Auchi, Nadhmi Loan to Rezko, 57 Axelrod, David, 29 Ayers, William, 11, 12, 13, 45, 52, 59, 208, 209 Baier, Bret, 21 Barack Obama Elementary School, 200 Barnes, Fred, 165 Barton, David, 21 Bay of Pigs, 17 Beck, Glenn, 21 Biden, Joe, 78, 195 Biodiesel. See Energy Black Panther, 16, 167, 252, 253 Blackwell, J. Kenneth, 7, 25, 207, 213 Blagojevich, Gov. Rod (D-IL), 57 Boehner, John, 64 BOEMRE, 151, 247 Bolden, Charles NASA outreach to Muslims, 140 Borelli, Deneen, 21 Boskin, Michael Obama's budget almost tripling deficit, 114 Boxer, Barbara, 96 BP oil spill, 15, 150, 159 Brackett, Elizabeth, 57, 223 Brazil, 15, 43, 148, 218, 247 Bribery, 57 Bromwich, Michael, 151, 247, 248 Broun, Paul Obama's National Security Force, 77 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 151, 248 Bush, Pres. George W., 15, 36, 47, 69, 80, 83, 98, 103, 104, 153, 226, 232, 237 Cairo University Speech, 138 39

Index
Call To Renewal's Building a Covenant for a New America conference, 137 Cameron, Kirk, 21 Campaign rally in Philadelphia, 84 Canada Free Press, 12, 161, 209, 251, 254, 256, 259 Cantwell, Maria Errs on name of dead soldier in ltr to mother, 96 Cap and Trade. See Energy Carney, Jay, 88, 89, 116, 194, 232, 240 Carson, Andre, 165, 213, 236, 252 Carville, James, 153, 248 Castro, Fidel, 11, 74, 185, 208 Cavuto, Neil, 21 CBS’ 60 Minutes, 113 Obama knew recovery long term, 112 Cernan, Gene Obama's impact on Space Program, 91 Charen, Mona (Syndicated Columnist) Obama hostile to Israel, 52 Charitable giving by Americans, 45 Charities Aid Foundation, 45 Chavez, Hugo (Venezuelan Pres.), 47, 156, 219 Chiang Kai-shek, 197 Chicago, 52 Chicago Sun Times, 222 Chicago Tribune, 171 Chilton, Kevin (Gen., USA,Ret.) Revealing Illustration to WSJ, 93 Size of nuclear arsenal, 92 China, 53, 91, 197, 210 May have largest nuclear arsenal, 93 Chinese, 14, 178, 197, 222 Christian Madrassa, 187 Christian Monitor, 105 Chrysler, 86, 231 Chu, Steven, 155, 157, 250 Class Warfare, 20, 117, 199 Clinton,, 10, 47, 58, 127 Coal-powered plants. See Energy Colburn School, 203 Collins, Susan takes issue with DOD ltr on Ft Hood, 143 Comfort Room, 39 Commander-in-Chief, 14, 49, 88, 95, 136, 142 community organizing, 73, 91 community Organizing, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19, 123, 161, 173 Compliance Order”, 83 Cone, James H., 11, 61, 62, 170, 185, 209, 224, 253 congregation captain, 14 Congressional Budget Office, 113, 116 Congressional Medal of Honor, 19, 98, 142 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 82 contraceptives, 14, 187, 190, 194, 257 Conyers, John On Reading the Healthcare Bill, 133 Cordray, Richard, 79, 81, 82, 228 Cornhusker Kickback" and Obamacare, 111 Cornyn, John, 96 Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland, 58 Represented Rezmar, 57 Davis, Frank Marshall, 169 De Zutter, Hank Obama's use of politics to Organize, 173 Death Panels, 121, 122 Deepwater Drilling, 150, 151, 152, 153 Deepwater Horizon, 37, 95, 216 Defense Strategic Review, 89, 90, 91, 232, 233 Democracy for America (DFA), 105 Democratic Congress, 14 Democratic National Convention, 28, 37, 176, 179 Dempsey, Martin (Gen., USA), 90 Department of Health and Human Services Replaced homemade school lunch. See Stimulus Funded Program Department of Interior, 37, 69, 142, 149, 151, 152, 226, 247, 248 Department of Justice, 83, 141 40

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Diversity Czar "Who is going to step down...", 65 Freedom of Speech - of Press - a "Distraction", 65 Dodson, John, 82 Doughnut Hole, 123 Douglass, Linda Send "fishy" emails on health care reform to White House, 75 Dowd, Maureen, 38, 216 Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, 142 DREAM Act, 101, 236 Dreier, Peter, 60 Drier, Peter, 60 Drilling, 15, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 190, 211, 216, 247, 248 DuBois, Albert E., 87 Dunham, Ann Taught Obama "...ignorance and arrogance" of Americans abroad, 49 Dunn, Anita, 197 Dystel, Jane Obama literary agent, 28 Ebony Magazine, 171 Edwards, John, 85, 195 Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Pres), 17, 114 Elmendorf Doublas on Recession & Recovery, 116 Emanuel, Rahm, 159, 160, 193 Energy Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), 154 Biodiesel, 148 Cap and Trade, 147 Coal Powered plants, 147 Exploration, 152 Greenhouse Gas, 148 Kyoto Protocol, 154 Moratorium - admin trivializing job losses, 151 Natural Gas, 147 Nuclear, 154 Nuclear Waste Storage, 154 Solar, 148 Wind Power, 148 environmental groups, 15 EPA, 83, 84, 230 Exley, Jack The New Organizers, 205 Fannie Mae, 86, 231 Farrakhan, Louis, 11, 52, 59, 64, 139, 185, 224, 225 Jeremiah Wright's 2007 Empowerment Award, 59 Obama as Messiah, 59 Fast and Furious, 82, 83 federal loan guarantees, 15 Ferrara, Peter Real unemployment rate, 118 fifth columnists, 87 Fluke, Sandra, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 256, 257, 258, 259 Folbaum, Rick, 125, 126, 242 Forbes, Steve, 21 Fort Hood, 142, 143, 245 Fox News, 66, 157, 166, 223, 225, 236, 237, 251 Frank, Barney, 74, 129, 169, 242 Can achieve single payer through Public Option, 129 Freddie Mac, 86, 231 Freddoso, David, 7, 25, 166, 207, 213, 217 Gas Prices, 149, 157, 250 Obama on annual cost for avg family, 159 Gates, Bob, 88 Gates, Professor Henry, Jr., 143, 176, 178, 180, 210, 254, 255 Gator Aid" and Obamacare, 111 Geithner, Timothy – Treasury Sec. Cracking down on business - high income individuals, 67 Geithner, Timothy - Treasury Sec., 35, 36, 67, 108, 215, 226, 238 No solutions, 35 Georgetown University, 93, 192, 258 41

Index
Gershwin Award, 104 Gibbs, Douglas V., 161, 209, 226, 251 Gibbs, Robert, 95 Gifford, Gabriel, 195 Gingrich, Newt, 62, 63, 139, 224 GM, 86, 231 Goldberg, Jonah, 21 Grassley, Chuck, 82 Great Depression, 112, 116, 161 Greenhouse Gas. See Energy Guilfoyle, Kimberly, 21 Gulf drilling moratorium, 15, 190 Hannity, Sean, 10, 11, 13, 21 Harlem "Man on the Street" Interviews Obama/Palin ticket fine, 33 Harvard Law Review, 27, 28, 44, 57 Hasan, Nidal Fort Hood Shooting, 143 Hayes, Stephen, 21 Healthcare Reform 2009 - Obama says not for single payer, 129 AARP, 123 Advantage Plans, 122 American Medical Association, 128 Barney Frank - Public Option then Single Payer, 129 Catholics, 189 Conscience Clause, 189 Cornhusker Kickback, 111 Cost of contraceptives, 192 Death Panels, 121 Doughnut Hole, 123 Free contraceptives & Abortion inducing drugs, 189 Gator Aid, 111 Healthcare taxes on home sales, 124 Insurance industry and free contraceptives, 191 Jan Schakowsky "not a principled fight", 130 Jan Schakowsky and eliminating insurance industry, 131 Joe Sestak explains position, 125 John Conyers laughs at prospect of reading the bill, 133 Lawsuits in 26 states, 124 Louisiana Purchase, 111 Maxine Waters & Public Option, 130 Medical Experts & contraceptive recommendation, 190 Medicare, 122 Nancy Pelosi, 124 National Health Care Forum, 124 No Subjective Dr. opinions, 122 Obama Mandate not a tax, 132 Obama and Community Organizers, 124 Obama denies seeking single payer, 127 Obama proponent of single payer, 126 Obama says he's consistent on single payer, 128 Pass it to find out what's in it, 124, 133 Premiums for Medigap policies, 123 Public Option v. Single Payer, 128 Student chants, 202 Henry, Ed, 157, 254, 259 Hession, Gregory A., 254 on Obama/Alinsky link, 172 Heywood, Linda on slave trade, 176 Hoffa, Jimmy, Jr., 195 Holder, Eric, 68, 82, 83, 96, 97, 141, 230, 234, 235, 245 Apology to dead agent's family - late and by Email, 96 Denies seeing memos on Fast and Furious, 83 Holdren, Dr. John, 42, 217 Holdren, John Ecoscience, 42 Sterilization implants in young girls, 42 Supporting sterilization, 42 Homeland Security, 15, 37, 68, 226 Fears veterans and Constitutionalists, 68 Hull, Blair, 29, 30 42

Index
Opposition to Obama derailed, 29 Human Rights Award Ceremony, 153 Human Rights meeting, 14 Hume, Brit, 21 Hurricane Katrina, 15, 103, 153 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) U.S. Countries?, 55 Il, Kim Jong, 156 Immigration, 14, 100, 210 Indonesian Speech New Beginning with Muslims, 139 Infowars.com, 203 Ingraham, Laura, 21 Insurance Industry, 75, 122, 123, 125, 126, 129, 130, 131, 132, 191, 192, 193, 203 Iranian sovereignty Obama's response to Iranian uprising, 138 Islam America often dictates, 136 FBI dumps 1,000 pieces of Islam training materials, 141 Fort Hood massacre, 142 Ft Hood - Major Nidal Hasan - 13 killed, 143 Ft. Hood - Al-Awkaju and Hasan Emails, 143 Ft. Hood Massacre called Workplace Violence, 143 Islam and shaping of America, 136 Koran burning hostilities & calming apology, 144 Koran burnings - apologies, 144 Koran burnings - killing of U.S. soldiers, 144 Mitchell to start by listening, 136 Muslim world as monolithic, 137 Muslims see West as hostile to Islam, 138 NASA outreach ordered by Obama, 140 Obama a new way forward, 135 Beautiful call to prayer, 145 Duty as Pres. to fight Islam stereotypes anywhere, 135 helped shape world and U.S., 137 Israel and Islam, 137 Respect Iranian sovereignty, 138 scripture & public policy, 137 Obama at Turkish Parliament, 137 Obama Indonesia speech, 139 Radical Islam and Terrorism, 136 Israel, 16, 51, 52, 137, 221 Issa, Darrell, 21 Issa, Darryl, 192 Jackson Lee, Sheila, 62, 63, 164 Jackson, Jesse, 11, 27, 210, 213, 224, 228, 250, 252 Jackson, Jessie Trayvon Martin Rally, 184 Jarrett, Valerie, 29 on Medical Center Board, 29 Jennings, Kevin, 66, 225 Jindal, Bobby (Gov. - LA), 15, 159, 160 Jobs, 16, 37, 53, 63, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 117, 118, 148, 151, 155, 156, 157, 192, 220, 222, 248, 250, 251 Johnsen, Dawn, 42, 217 abortion restrictions same as 'involuntary servitude', 42 Obama nominee to head DOJ Office of Legal Counsel, 42 Judeo-Christian, 32, 135, 136 Kakugawa, Keith, 166, 168, 174 Kantor, Jodi, 36, 64, 209, 216 Karzai, Hamid, 144, 145, 245 Kelly, Megyn, 21, 91, 219, 223, 232, 233, 234, 258 Kennedy, John F. (Pres), 17, 248 Kennedy, Robert F. (Pres), 153 King, Peter, 21 Klukowski, Kenneth A., 7, 25, 207, 213 Krauthammer, Charles, 21 Kruger, Leondra R., 186 Kruglik, Mike 43

Index
Obama "the undisputed master of agitation.", 103 Kuhner, Jeffrey, 103, 237 Kurtz, Stanley, 172, 209, 224, 253, 254 Kyoto protocol, 154 Latinos, 62, 63, 100, 101, 102, 178, 210, 235, 236 Lauer, Matt, 112, 239 Lee, Spike, 183 Letterman, David, 187, 257 Levin, Mark, 21 Library of Congress, 104 Libya, 79, 229 Life Magazine, 171 Limbaugh, Rush, 21, 193, 194, 235, 258 Sykes at WH Dinner, 103 Lloyd, Mark Freedom of Speech - of Press - a "Distraction", 65 Prologue to a Farce, 65 Louis Armstrong International Airport, 160 Louisiana Purchase" and Obamacare, 111 Lowery, Joseph (Rev.) Racist "Humor" at Obama Inauguration, 32 Lurie, Jeffrey, 96 Maariv Netanyahu's "humiliation" at White House, 52 Macondo Well, 152 Maher, Bill, 187, 195, 196, 256, 257, 259 Mahru, Daniel Rezko partner, 57 Malkin, Michelle, 21, 29, 156, 213, 214, 229, 250, 252 Mao Tse-Tung, 197, 259 Marcus" "...seeing fear in a black man", 61 Marx, Karl, 70, 74, 172, 212 and redistribution, 73 Matthews, Chris, 177, 188, 255, 257 McCain, John, 10, 31, 33, 76, 99, 102, 110, 111, 155, 166, 170, 198, 199, 208, 238, 252 McCartney, Paul Insults Bush, 104 McCormack, John, 192, 193, 210, 235, 236, 258 McInerney, Thomas (Lt.Gen, USA) Deep cuts to nuclear arsenal "irrational", 92 McKenna, Rob, 155 McLachlin, Chris, 26, 27 Medal of Freedom, 142 Medicare, 16, 114, 122, 123, 212 Melhem, Hisham, 136 Memorial Service for Oil Rig Workers killed Obama chooses campaign event, 95 Mendell, David, 7, 25, 27, 207, 213, 214 Messina, Jim, 85, 231 Ministerial Exception, 14, 256 Missouri Truth Squad, 75 Mitchell, George "...start by listening", 136 Monti, Jared Posthumous award of Congressional Medal of Honor, 95 Moore, Stephen, 21 Moratorium, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 248 Scientific Support, 150 Mother Teresa, 197 Mousa Abu Marzook Hamas Leader on Israel, 52 MSNBC, 112, 177, 188, 212, 221, 224, 226, 232, 240, 249, 257 Mueller, Robert, 141, 143 Muslim. See Islam Muslim world, 136, 137, 140 Napolitano, Janet, 15, 37, 211 Nation of Islam, 11, 59, 64 National Debt, 17, 114, 238 National Defense Authorization Act, 80, 89 National Health Care Forum, 124, 241 National Labor Relations Board, 79 44

Index
National Press Club, 133 Natural Gas. See Energy NAZI Methods of slowing war production, 87 Nimmo, Kurt, 203, 260, 261 Nuclear Obama Supports new generation of nuclear power plants, 155 Nuclear Energy Obama Not a nuclear energy proponent, 154 nuclear power, 15, 154, 155 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 15, 155 Nuclear storage facility, 15 nuclear weapons, 87, 91, 92, 93 Nunnelee, Alan, 157 O’Leary, Brad, 61 O’Reilly, Bill, 21 Obama supporter no more worries about gas, mortgage, 33 Obama, Barack, 7 "...white Americans couldn't care less...", 173 "I am President. I am not King", 77 "I deserve a second term", 38 "I didn't say change we can believe in tomorrow", 37 "Inherited" this mess, 34 "manic and self absorbed...mood of the country.", 45 "Punish our enemies", 102 "spread the wealth around", 115 "time for us to change America", 37 "We've lost our ambition, our imagination", 48 57 States, 54 against parental notification on abortions, 41 Agreed to stop earmarks, 110 America "had gotten a little soft", 48 America "mean-spirited", 44 America v. China, 53 45 and SuperPACs, 31 Apology at Summit of the Americas, 46 Apology to Afghans "calmed things down", 144 Apology to France, 50 as Organizer, 9 Attacking tax cuts to wealthy, 110 Bashing Bush, 69 Benjamin Netanyahu, 51 Blacks trying to become white, 171 Book contract with Simon & Schuster, 27 Can't suck it up with a straw, 153 cautions against conclusions on Ft Hood massacre, 143 Checks and Balances, 79 Claims credit for guiding Defense Strategic Review, 90 Cocaine, 9 Comfort Rooms, 41 Decision not to scare public on economy, 107 Denies he or Holder knew of Fast and Furious, 82 Denies seeking single payer system, 127 Detached - reports 10,000 instead of 12 dead, 98 Didn't know how bad economy was, 111 Divisive language, 99 Dogs from white neighborhoods, 174 Dr. Assessment too subjective, 121 Drunk or "High" in school, 26 Duty as President to fight Islam stereotypes, 135 Eliminating opposition for State Senate, 27 Fights to keep partial birth abortions, 40 Fundamental Transformation of U.S., 44 Harvard, 7 Has not said he supports single payer system, 129 Health Care Reform & Community Organizers, 124 Healthcare Mandate not a tax, 132

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in NY meat freezer, 25 Inaugural Address, 32 Increases debt - Criticizes Spending, 109 Ingratiating to whites, 166 Innocence of tourists in Kenya "vaguely insulting", 49 Knew recovery would be long-term, 112 Links law school & Slave Trade, 176 Marginalizes Tea Party members, 105 May share missile secrets w/Russiaq, 89 Medicare Advantage Plans, 123 Netanyahu at White House, 51 No longer a Christian Nation, 135 Not time for profits, 117 Obamacare and Life Extending Procedures, 121 Obamacare tax on Home Sales, 124 On need for Civilian National Security Force, 76 on Single Payer Health Care, 126 One Term Presidency, 112 Only "the United States of America", 176 Opposing medical assistance to born alive aborted babies, 39 Organizing for America, 197 Partial Birth Abortions, 9 Payroll tax, Unemployment, Social Security, 117 Playing by "the same rules", 68 Pledge not to use Nuclear Weapons, 91 Praising Brazil, 43 Promises end to Iraq war, 30 Public Financing promise, 31 Race Matters, 177 Racism, 8 Republicans "got to sit in back", 35 scolds Justices, 84 Scraps missile shield system, 87 Sees fallen heroes in audience, 97 South Chicago Home Purchase, 57 Submitted $332 million in earmarks, 111 Success in 3 years or out, 38 Supplanting operators with rank, 37 Switching Rage at white world-on & off "at our pleasure", 168 Those kind don't represent American values, 102 To slow development of future combat systems, 87 Too busy to call mother of soldier KIA, not for Vick's boss, 96 Trick of "No Drama Obama", 171 U.S. Senate Campaign Finance Committee, 57 Use of Race in campaign, 166 Wants to work without Congress, 78 Warns news outlets against airing ads, 76 Whites see as Parking Attendant, 175 Obama, Malia and Sasha, 195 Obama, Michelle, 7 America "just downright mean", 7 Changing American traditions and history, 31 Medical Center Salary, 29 Supporting partial birth abortions, 40 Obama's Grandmother, 169, 209, 253 Typical white person, 169 Occidental College, 27, 172 Occupy Wall Street protests Obama's Reaction, 161 Organizing for America, 104, 124, 197, 204, 237 Student Curriculum, 205 Ortega, Daniel, 46 Outer Continental Shelf, 152, 247 Palin, Sarah, 33, 121, 187, 195, 257, 259 Palmer, Alice, 27 Panetta, Leon, 90 Patrick, Gov. Duval (D-MA), 34 Payroll Tax Cuts and Retirement, 117 Pelosi, Nancy, 64, 124, 133, 192, 194, 202, 243, 260 Health Care Reform, 124 Pass it to find out what's in it, 133 Pentagon, 13, 88, 90, 114, 232 46

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Perich, Cheryl, 186 Perino, Dana, 21 Perry High School Organizing for America, 204 Philadelphia speech, 12 Pipeline, 148, 149, 156, 157 Podesta, John, 7, 25 political and community organizing and Redistribution, 73 Poseidon Press, 28 Posner, Michael - Asst. Sec. of State, 14 Presidential Signage, 79 Pro Forma” session, 82 Qadaffi, Muammar, 11 Quadrennial Defense Review, 87 Racism Ackerman Pick conservative and accuse of racism, 165 Carson Tea Party members want blacks hanging, 165 Jackson Lee Tea Party members once wore sheets, 164 Matthews on Black behavior - GOP and Dem functions, 177 Obama Christian Right intolerant, narrowminded, 185 Rage, Race Loyalty & political adequacy, 179 White working class cling to guns, religion, 182 White working class, no vote for black, 182 Radical Islam, 136, 141, 143 Rafiq, 179 Random House Crown Book Division, 28 Ray, 8 Reagan revolution, 103 Recess Appointment, 81, 82 Regulatory Czar 1st Amendment and Low value speech, 64 Animals permitted to bring suit, 64 Celebrate Tax Day, 64 mocks 2nd Amendment, 64 Reichstag fire, 101 Reid, Harry, 15, 64, 226 "reducing Income Inequality", 70 Religion Conscience Clause, 189 Free contraception, 189 Matthews on Republican "cultists", 188 Obama cherishes religious liberty, 189 Obama and Catholics, 189 Rezko, "Tony" Antoin, 10, 13, 57, 58, 59 Rezko, Rita offer on lot adjacent to Obama home, 57 Rezmar 11 of 30 buildings in Obama's District, 58 Govt funding to rehab low income apt. buildings, 57 Job offer to Obama, 57 Tenants suffered 5 weeks w/o heat in Dec. '96, 58 Rinku Sen Stir it up, 205 Roberts, John, 186 Rochon, Stephen (RADM, USN) checks President's swing set in South Dakota, 36 Rodriguez, Alex, 188 Romney, Mitt, 14, 139, 230, 231 Rove, Karl, 165 Rubio, Marco, 21 Rules for Radicals, 102, 205, 207, 208, 214, 254 Ryan, Jack, 30, 215, 250 Opposition to Obama derailed, 30 Ryan, Paul, 21, 35, 36 Sackett, Chantell & Michael Threatened with $75,000 per day fine, 83 47

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Safe Schools Czar. Jennings, Kevin Salazar, Ken, 142, 149, 150, 151, 152, 226, 247, 248 Bashing Bush, 69 San Francisco Chronicle, 147, 154, 155 Santorum, Rick, 187, 230, 231, 257 Scalia, Antonin, 187 Schakowsky, Jan, 130, 156, 242, 243 Eliminating Insurance Companies, 131 Obamacare not a Principled fight, 130 Schultz, Ed, 188 Science and Technology Czar Sterilization implants in young girls, 42 separation of powers, 80 Sestak, Joe Opinions of Constituents, 125 Sgt. Sean Collins KIA in Afghanistan, 96 Shabazz, King Samir, 167, 252 "...hate white people...have to kill some crackers...their babies.", 167 Justice Dept. Drops case, 167 Sharpton, Al, 188, 226 Trayvon Martin Rally, 184 Shell Oil, 85, 152, 231 Solar. See Energy Soros, George, 163 Sotelo, Eddie "Piolin", 77, 228 Stanek, Jill (RN), 39, 41, 216, 217 Baby left to die, 39 State of the Union, 84 Steele, Michael, 177 Stephanoupolos, George, 13 Stephens, Gerald, 172 Stewart, Malcolm L., 84 Steyn, Mark, 21 stimulus funded program "More at Four" - Inspecting children's lunches, 58 Student Loan, 198, 199 Subsidies, 15, 149, 154, 158, 198, 199, 203 Summit of the Americas, 46, 47, 53, 219 Sunstein, Cass, 64, 65, 225 1st Amendment and Low Value Speech, 64 Animals permitted to bring suit, 64 Mocking 2nd Amendment, 64 SuperPAC, 187, 196 SUVs Americans Driving Obama Not o.k. with other countries, 158 Sweet. Lynn, 52, 215, 222, 248 Sykes, Wanda "Jokes" on Bush, Limbaugh, 103 Tapper, Jake, 161, 211, 218, 219, 220, 228, 240, 248, 254 Tea Baggers, 16, 99, 163, 237, 251 Tea Party, 16, 99, 105, 161, 163, 165, 179, 195, 213, 236, 237, 251, 252 Andre Carson Love to see Blacks hanging, 165 Jackson Lee Once wore sheets, 164 Waters "Can go straight to Hell", 163 Teachers Obama songs, 200 Political agenda in classroom, 199 Teepell, Timmy, 160 Terrorism, 136 Terry, Brian, 82, 83, 96, 97, 194, 235, 261 Terry, Josephine Dead Agent's mother responds, 97 The Audacity of Hope, 9 The Southern Company, 15 Thomas, Evan, 7, 25, 259 Thornton, John on slave trade, 176 Transparency Dreams From my Father, 9 Turkish Parliament Obama comments to, 137 U.S. Border Patrol, 19, 82, 83 U.S. Navy Corpsman, 45 U.S. oil production, 15 48

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U.S. Solicitor General, 84 U.S. Supreme Court, 14, 17, 31, 42, 73, 84, 124, 126, 127, 186, 187, 230, 256 Unemployment, 16, 37, 108, 109, 111, 117, 118, 119, 241 Benefits, 16 United and Fair Economy (UFE) Occupy Movement, 105 United Nations, 14 Van Susteren, Greta, 21 Vick, Michael, 96, 234 Viera, Meredith, 128, 242 Wall Street Journal, 93, 212, 216, 219, 233, 238, 240 Wallace, Chris, 21, 157 Walters, Barbara, 53, 107 warheads, 85, 92 Warren court Redistribution, 73 Washington Times, 89, 103, 225, 230, 232, 233, 234, 237, 253, 259 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, 18, 213 Waters, Maxine, 64, 74, 85, 131, 163, 225, 227, 231, 236, 252 Public Option, 130 Republicans "are Demons", 64 Stirring fear and divisiveness, 100 Threatens Govt. takeover of oil companies, 85 Wall Street "shaking in their boots", 74 Weekly Standard, 192, 210, 233, 235, 236, 258 Wind Power. See Energy Woodruff, Bob, 144 Wright, Jeremiah "God Damn America", 185 "rich white people", 174 Wright, Rev. Jeremiah, 11, 12, 13, 45, 52, 59, 61, 62, 139, 165, 169, 170, 174, 185, 221, 252 Wurzelbacher, Samuel Joseph "Joe the Plumber", 115, 240 Yediot Ahronot, 52 Yucca Mountain, 15, 154, 155, 211, 249 Zelaya, Manuel (Ex Honduran Pres), 47

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