Herb Dennenberg writing in the Philadelphia Bulletin (March 13, 2009).; it’s a piece titled “Barack Obama: Fraud We Can Believe In“:
The hopes and prayers of the American people have finally been answered with the election of a new president: A fraud they can believe in.
Yes, and even as Barack Obama demonstrates he is a fraud, phony and hypocrite par excellence — who also happens to be in way over his head — the American people still believe in him. Yes, love is grand and his approval rating is still miraculously high. If the truth were known, that approval rating would be sinking lower than the stock market, home prices or the economy.
I doubted he was the Messiah, but now I’m not sure. When a president can be the greatest wealth destroyer in history and still maintain high approval ratings, maybe he does have supernatural powers. What’s more he is god-like. It is said God so loved the poor that he made many of them; Mr. Obama is almost outdoing God by turning so many into poor people.
As I surveyed the disaster that is the Obama administration, I was surprised by how many memorable statements of the past put the present and the president into such clear perspective. I have a weakness for books of quotations and I was re-reading that fascinating book by Robert Byrne titled, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said.
In it, I came across the quote that describes our recent American history so perfectly. Will Durst, a comedian, put it perfectly when he said, “Voters want a fraud they can believe in.” (read the rest here)
The fraud continues: Obama’s people have mounted a pledge signing campaign; perhaps this is to counter the rapidly growing We Surround Them USA group. The Obamabots are canvassing neighborhoods, shops and offices asking people to agree saying: I support President Obama’s bold approach for renewing America’s economy and that: I will ask friends, family, and neighbors to pledge their support for this plan. Then they are asked for email address. There are training videos here and here. Here is the Obama plan: (link)
h/t Sweetness and Light
* Energy — Transforming America’s economy to run on clean and renewable energy in order to create new American jobs and industries
* Health care — Comprehensively reforming health
care so that families, businesses, and government are relieved from the
crushing costs that impede economic growth and prosperity
* Education — Reforming and investing in America’s education system so that citizens are prepared to compete in a global economy
“We cannot continue to rely
on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives
that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” (emphasis added) Barack Obama (July 2, 2008)
In the Sweetness and Light piece linked above Steve Gilbert writes:
Anyone who is a student of totalitarian regimes, especially Nazi
Germany, should recognize this tactic. Mr. Obama has organized his own
cadre of Brown Shirts (or, if you prefer, Red Shirts) to agitate for
Mr. Alinsky would be proud. And rightly so. For this is simply the
continuation of Mr. Obama’s perpetual campaign. A campaign, as we noted
at the time, that was modeled on Saul Alinsky’s organizing principles.
Of course, Alinsky, had modeled his methods on the great communist
and/or fascist agitators of the past. Hence, the unsettling resemblance
to Soviet-style and Nazi Germany agit-prop.
What a brave new world Mr. Obama is bringing us.
As for the shirt color I would say green. The Green Czar is latest and perhaps scariest of the Obama appointees. Van Jones is, to quote Michael Savage, “an anti police radical activist from the gutters of the bay area”. Jones has been appointed special adviser to the Obama administration for Green Jobs. The fact that the far left has seized control of environmental issues and causes is reason enough for alarm but now we are to understand that there is a connection between “solar panels and police brutality”!
Not everyone makes the connection between solar panels and police
brutality—but human rights activist Van Jones does. Jones founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
in 1996 to help victims of police brutality navigate the U.S. justice
system. Since then, the organization’s mission has expanded: The center
now works to reduce the San Francisco Bay Area’s prison population and
to ensure that ex-inmates can find jobs that positively impact on the
environment. Along with creating what he calls “green collar jobs,”
Jones has received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation
Leadership Fellowship and Reebok’s Human Rights Award. He serves on the
boards of Social Venture Network, National Apollo Alliance, Bioneers,
Rainforest Action Network, and Julia Butterfly Hill’s “Circle of Life”
Van Jones says in the interview with Campus Progress:
We said, “We want green jobs, not jails,” which became
our big slogan—four syllables that totally transformed our
organization. All of a sudden we were dealing with everything from
climate stabilization, new technologies, and new business models to
poverty eradication and job training. We didn’t know what we were
In this video Van Jones clearly describes the connection between socialism and environmentalism: “the two big issues we were facing were the envirionmental crisis and also the social crisis”
Although I don’t always agree with Savage I can appreciate his fear that the Green Job Corps could provide the cadre of the Civilian National Security Force described by Obama last year. American Thinker today tends to downplay Savage’s fears saying:
Barack Obama’s recent words to promote his image as Community Organizer in Chief
were not about forming a paramilitary force of volunteer brown shirts.
They were about turning America into one, giant, community organizer’s
sandbox at enormous cost to taxpayers.