OBAMA DESPERATE TO SALVAGE WHAT’S LEFT OF HIS ‘LEGACY’…

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Apparently Barry no longer feels that he can just sit idly by and watch as much of his ‘legacy’ is now being made to go up in smoke.  I say that because it was while at the John F. Kennedy Library to accept, of all things, the annual Profile in Courage Award, that Barry implored members of Congress to have what he described as the “courage” not to repeal the Affordable Care Act Sunday night.  It was in making his first public remarks since leaving the White House that Barry choose to talk about the proposed health care legislation just days after House Republicans voted to pass the measure 217 to 213.  And if we can believe any of what we’re being told, if passed by the Senate it would come to effectively ‘repeal and replace’ at least major parts of Obamacare.  That said, it’s far less then what I hoped for.

But anyway, Barry said, “As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled, but continues.”  And he went on to say, “It is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions, that regardless of party, such courage is still possible. That today’s members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions.”  And he continued, “I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those that are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential, but it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick, and the infirmed.”  Adding, “Those who often have no access to the corridors of power.”  That said, I honestly don’t remember there being much of a debate back in 2010.

And as something we all became quite accustomed to over the eight long years that we were forced to endure his pompous self, Barry can be rather long winded, especially when talking about himself, or in this case about his ‘legacy’.  And as to be expected Barry laid it on thick as he went on to say, “I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what’s politically expedient, but doing what, deep in our hearts, we know is right.”  He said, “I have said before that I believe what Dr. King said — that the arc of the moral universe bends, but it bends towards justice. I have also said that it does not bend on its own, but it bends because we bend it, and we put our hand on the arc and we move it in the direction of justice and freedom and equality and kindness and generosity. It does not happen on its own.”

And it was during his speech that Barry lauded those Democrat members of Congress who voted in favor of Obamacare in 2010 and then lost their seats because of it.  And it was of them that he said, “These men and women did the right thing, the hard thing, and theirs was a profile in courage, and because of that vote, 20 million people got health insurance that didn’t have it before.”  But you’ll notice that he mentioned nothing about the sleazy tactics that Democrats used in their effort to get this legislation to his desk.  Nor was there any mention made of the millions who were not able to keep their doctor, even though they liked their doctor, or those who could not keep their insurance, even if they liked their insurance, unless, of course, they were somehow able to afford the massive increases in both premiums and deductibles.

It has become pretty common knowledge, at least among those of us outside of the Democrat Party, that Obamacare has been proven to be nothing more than an abject failure.  I mean, where is all the evidence to support the claims that it is working effectively for anybody not already on the government dole?  And to make the claim that those who voted for Obamacare, and were then subsequently voted out of office, “did the right thing, the hard thing, and theirs was a profile in courage”, is to be plainly ignorant and patently dishonest.  These people didn’t even know what was in the bill, how can that ever be spun to say they did the right thing for the right reasons?  They sold their vote to defraud the American people out of the market for private health insurance, that’s what Obamacare has always been about.

And as the nation’s first black president, and coming into office holding a fair amount of promise, Barry essentially ended up being little more than a political thug of rather epic proportions, and was able to set race relations back 100 years almost single handedly.  And while I never voted for him, it was after he won in 2008 that I had genuinely hoped that he would take it upon himself to put country above his leftist politics.  But call me naïve, I really should have known better.  After all he did say that he would be working to “fundamentally transform” America.  And sadly, it was in pretty short order, assisted by his majorities in the Senate and House, that he set about doing just that!  In 2012 my expectations were much lower as what took place during his first four years made it obvious what his second four years would bring.

After all, it’s the simple truth is that Democrats need massive government dependency in order to thrive and that they are also the party of slavery, of lynching, of discrimination, of segregation and of the Ku Klux Klan.  And the sad fact is that they still are the party of slavery and oppression, and just because the chains are no longer visible it doesn’t mean that they don’t still exist.  And oddly, the effective head of the Democrat plantation remains, a black man.  And while our state-controlled media will continue to get down on their knees and carry his water, he’s become irrelevant in the minds of a majority of Americans.  But I must give the Democrats credit for going down with their ship, but it’s now been left to the rest of us try to salvage whatever it is that’s left and to rebuild up from that.

And I find it sad that, and practically since Election Day, Barry has been busily scheming to do all that he can in what has clearly been an effort to sabotage Trump’s presidency.  It seems that Barry has now assembled himself an army of agitators, said to number more than 30,000, who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency.  And Barry will command them from his not-so-hidden bunker less than two miles from the White House.  Since Donald Trump’s election, Barry’s group, ‘Organizing for Action’, has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.”  Determined to salvage Barry’s legacy, and his legislative priorities, it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.

This latest speech was really nothing but more of the same political drivel that we heard nonstop from this guy for eight long years.  Just a bunch of soaring rhetoric and very little else.  And I noticed he’s still clinging to the 20 million number as having Obamacare.  And apparently his is unaware, so doesn’t care, that few can afford the rising rates and the fact that insurance companies have abandoned state after state.  There has always been a huge disconnect between our ex-president and all us ordinary folks.  The only area in which anyone can claim that Obamacare has been a success, is in the area of killing jobs.  Small businesses are what drive our economy, and it’s because of regulations created by Obamacare that they cannot afford to hire more people.  It’s 60 percent of small businesses that now want it repealed.

Barry’s policies could not have been more soundly rejected than they have been and by a broad range of people all across the country.  The Democrat Party has been pummeled in every election since 2010 and at every level of government.  And that’s why Trump won and Hitlery went down to defeat.  Barry put his reputation on the line in campaigning for Hitlery and warned the people what would happen if she lost.  People didn’t listen to him then and they’re not listening now.  He preaches only to his choir, the state-controlled media, leftist elitists from Hollywood and New York, supporters of illegal immigration, people with their hand out for more and more ‘free’ stuff, unions, anti-religion secularists, the list goes on and on.  I think we all knew that he wouldn’t be going away quietly, people like him never really do.

OBAMA, A RACIST? WHO KNEW??

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Something that I’m pretty sure will come as a surprise to no one is the fact that a biographer who is now writing a book about former President Barry “Almighty” claims that Barry once referred to America as being “a racist society” in what was an unpublished manuscript completed back in his law school days.  David Garrow, the author of an upcoming book on Barry’s life, said he uncovered lots of revelations about our former president during his research for the book.  Garrow, who spent a total of eight years working on the biography, has said that had any of those revelations he discovered surfaced during Barry’s presidential run in 2008, it’s likely that Barry’s candidacy would have been derailed.  Of course, we all know why it was that Barry’s many dirty little secrets never saw the light of day.

Mr. Garrow said Barry wrote hundreds of pages for a proposed book, along with his friend Robert Fischer in the early 1990s when the two were still in law school, but the manuscript was never published.  And it’s according to Mr. Garrow that Barry and Fischer wrote, “Racism against African Americans continues to exist throughout American society, an admittedly racist culture.”  And that the two went on to write, “Precisely because America is a racist society we cannot realistically expect white America to make special concessions toward blacks over the long haul. The greatest testimony to the force of racist ideology in American culture is that it infects not only the mind of whites, but the minds of blacks as well.”  It is according to Mr. Garrow that Barry reportedly wrote roughly 140 pages on race in that manuscript.

Now with all due respect to Mr. Garrow, I’m afraid I would have to disagree with him when he says that people would be “profoundly astonished” at how much of Barry’s life has not yet been made public.  Because if you possess any amount of commonsense at all, and can remember back to how it was that members our state-controlled media put themselves through all manner of contortions in their effort to keep well-hidden all of Barry’s rather questionable activities and associations, Mr. Garrow’s recent revelations will result in little more than a yawn.  He also questioned the accuracy of parts of Barry’s memoir ‘Dreams From My Father’, which was published in 2004.  Those of us who are not mind-numbed robots knew along that Barry was keeping a lot hidden and he got plenty of help in doing so.

And, I would argue, Barry’s deeply held racist beliefs essentially became a self-fulfilling prophecy.  He took every opportunity that presented itself to stir the proverbial ‘racial’ pot, and in the process cooked up just what he wanted, that being the worst race relations in decades.  In the beginning, Barry was presented as being in a unique opportunity to bring all people together.  But it was clear, nearly from the outset, that he was far more concerned about proving his theories of racism, than bringing anyone together.  And no offense to Mr. Garrow, but do we really need to buy a book in order for us to realize Barry is a racist.  He demonstrated that for eight years.  Barry is a born and bred Marxist, Moslem, and a racist.  This is blatantly obvious to anybody who has spent 15 minutes researching his life.

Everything Barry did while in office, and everything he had said or done since leaving office, revolves entirely around the issue of race.  Barry himself wrote that America is a racist nation.  Moochelle has always had a chip on her shoulder and a score to settle.  These people sat in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years!  They were fed hatred toward white people and America, and they ate it up.  Barry was, as Clint Eastwood so correctly said, the biggest “hoax” every perpetrated against the American people.  Even his economic policies were all based on race!  They were all about re-distribution which is largely about race.  His interference with local policing was all about race.  Health care was about large government takeover of 1/6th of the economy and was, in large part, about race or other “victim classes”.

Despite the fact that Barry was elected under what were essentially false pretenses, and despite the fact that his stated goal, upon getting himself elected, would be to “fundamentally transformation of the United States of America”, there were many, including myself, who, while we did not vote for him, did hold hope that he would rise above the politics of it all and prove himself to be worthy of his high office.  But sadly, Barry came to be, and for his entire time in office, ruled by his politics and a leftwing ideology the likes of which we had not seen in the White House for some time.  An ideology so ingrained within him, since his earliest days and would come to be reinforced as he entered into adulthood, that I suppose it made it impossible for him not to become the most leftwing president this country has ever had.

And now upon the arrival of our new sheriff in town, a shift is now under way one in which where the focus is now more on upholding the law than it is on bending over backwards in an effort to protect radicals like ‘Black Lives Matter’ which was built on the false narrative of “hands up, don’t shoot”.  Our new administration has made it clear that it is about “law and order”, and not favoring the takeover of the streets of some of our largest cities so the “rent-a-mobs” can break windows, attack innocent people and destroy private property.  We are entitled to the use of our streets.  Permits should be required for every protest gathering.  And the minute it gets disruptive of commerce or normal behavior of citizens, it should be shut down.  The rule of law must remain paramount.  We now have a president to supports that.

IN EIGHT DAYS OUR EIGHT-YEAR-LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE WILL FINALLY BE OVER…

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On Tuesday night I subjected myself to listening to as much of Barry’s ‘farewell’ speech as my poor stomach would allow.  Which really wasn’t for very long.  It seemed like his time in office was never going to come to an end, and I worried if America would actually survive.  And now that it’s almost over it’s amazing how fast the last few years have gone by.  And while I suppose we can say the country has survived, I think we can also say that it has been severely scarred, and to the degree that it may never fully recover.  Barry, the man who has embraced “change” throughout his presidency, used the word 16 times in his ‘farewell’ speech, but he did not directly mention the change Americans embraced in this past November by voting for Donald Trump.  At times, Barry — the “hoax and chains” president — seemed to warn against the kind of change Trump has promised.

I’m sure it can go without saying that Barry received a rousing reception from the many devoted followers who had assembled to herald his return to his hometown of Chicago, “where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged, and they come together to demand it.”  After extolling America’s “bold experiment in self-government,” Barry noted that Americans, “through the instrument of our democracy, can form a more perfect union.”  Barry went on to say, “So that’s what we mean when we say America is exceptional — not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change and make life better for those who follow.”  Barry also noted that “the long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all and not just some.”

In recounting what he views as being his many ‘accomplishments’ — including job creation, “marriage equality,” and the Iran weapons deal — Barry told Americans, “You were the change. You answered people’s hopes, and because of you, by almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.”  Later in his speech, Barry said the nation must “uphold laws against discrimination.” And he went on to say, “But laws alone won’t be enough. Hearts must change. It won’t change overnight.  Social attitudes oftentimes take generations to change.”  And it was twice that Barry used the word “change” in connection with “climate change.”  And here he seemed to have a message for President-elect Trump, who has been skeptical of human-caused climate change.  But it’s Trump who represents the millions of us who view ‘climate change’ as being nothing more than a leftwing scam.

And it was when he got to the point in his speech where he started talking about ‘climate change’ that’s when I decided I had heard enough.  Barry said, “Take the challenge of climate change.”  And then he said, “In just eight years, we’ve halved our dependence on foreign oil; we’ve doubled our renewable energy; we’ve led the world to an agreement that has the promise to save this planet.  But without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change. They’ll be busy dealing with its effects: more environmental disasters, more economic disruptions, waves of climate refugees seeking sanctuary. Now, we can and should argue about the best approach to solve the problem. But to simply deny the problem not only betrays future generations, it betrays the essential spirit of this country — the essential spirit of innovation and practical problem-solving that guided our Founders.”

And I would find out the next morning how it was that during his rambling speech about himself and what a wonderful job he has done as our president, Barry made what was an apparent swipe at Russia.  Barry noted that “autocrats in foreign capitals” are challenging the “post-World War II order” by viewing “free markets and open democracies and and civil society itself as a threat to their power. The peril each poses to our democracy is more far-reaching than a car bomb or a missile. It represents the fear of change; the fear of people who look or speak or pray differently; a contempt for the rule of law that holds leaders accountable; an intolerance of dissent and free thought; a belief that the sword or the gun or the bomb or the propaganda machine is the ultimate arbiter of what’s true and what’s right.”

And I’m also told there were several instances where Barry talked about “the power of ordinary Americans to bring about change.”  And it was in speaking directly to the Americans who have supported his agenda that he had said “every American who lived and breathed the hard work of change, you are the best supporters and organizers anybody could ever hope for, and I will forever be grateful. Because you did change the world.”  And it was in his message to young people that Barry said, “you know that constant change has been America’s hallmark, that it’s not something to fear but something to embrace; you are willing to carry this hard work of democracy forward. You’ll soon outnumber any of us, and I believe as a result the future is in good hands.”  And in a message to “my fellow Americans,” Barry said he had one final thing to ask of them — “the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”

Barry ended his speech with his old campaign slogan, “Yes we can,” adding, “Yes we did,” then a final “Yes we can.”  And when it was all said and done Barry had referred to himself more than 70 times in his farewell address.  Barry heavily promoted the speech, penning a blog post about it and appearing in a promotional video in the days leading up to the address.  Barry said “I” 33 times during the speech, “my” 20 times, “me” 10 times, and “I’m” or “I’ve” 12 times.  Barry has made a habit of focusing large chunks of his speeches on himself during his eight years in office.  Last July, for example, he mentioned himself 45 times over the course of a speech given at a speech for the slain Dallas police officers.  Yet in his silly little blog post promoting the speech, Barry encouraged Americans to tune in “because, for me, it’s always been about you.”  Oh really?

Much has been said about what Barry’s true and lasting legacy will be.  Will it be the decimation of his party, where under his ‘leadership’ his party has not only now lost the White House, but the Senate, the House, 12 Governorships, 13 Senate seats, 69 House seats, and an overall 1042 State and National seats.  Republicans now hold 33 governorships vs Democrats 17 and Republicans hold governorship and both houses of State Legislature in 25 States vs Democrats 5.  But then there’s his legacy of lies about keeping your doctor, keeping your healthcare and his using the IRS to target enemies.  Remember his claim that there wasn’t a smidgen of corruption in the IRS and how he would restore trust in government and his would be the most transparent administration in history?  The sad fact is that never before in our history has America had a president who so hated her and all for which she stands.

As for a little trivia, Barry’s farewell address on Tuesday night was longer than the combined length of the three two-term presidents who have preceded him — George W. Bush, ‘Slick Willy’ Clinton and Ronald Reagan.  The lengths of those three speeches were 21 minutes for Ronald Reagan, 13 minutes for George Bush and just 7 minutes for the old ‘Slickmeister.’  Meanwhile, Barry “Almighty” came in at 51 minutes.  Barry also broke from tradition by holding his address outside of the White House, electing to return to Chicago to do it in front of 18,000 at the convention center.  No surprise there I suppose, when you’ve got an ego as big as what this guy has, a simple speech given from behind the desk in the Oval Office simply won’t do.  Such a venue would come nowhere near to measuring up to ‘stature’ of the speaker.  However, I was surprised they didn’t bring the Roman columns out of mothballs.

And it’s what I view as being a rather fitting quote about Barry yet written over 2000 years ago that says, “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. For the traitor appears not as a traitor, but speaks in accents familiar to its citizens and wears their face and their arguments. He appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation and works secretly to undermine the pillars of the city, infecting the body politic so it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared” (Cicero 106-43 BC).  It’s almost as if they had Barry in mind at the time these prophetic words were uttered.  But these words can also serve as a reminder that there have been other men like Barry, and there most certainly will be others.

I feel that Barry was desperately hoping to have a legacy that would have more closely resembled that of Ronald Reagan.  But one that was based on a doomed Statist political philosophy that can never produce anything but greater oppression, loss of liberty, a collectively poorer nation, more poverty, and misery among its citizens, while ultimately benefitting only the ruling elites that exempt themselves from the very standards that inflict this misery on others.  Barry continues to peddle his message of ‘hope and change’; but not a hope grounded in the inherent greatness and genius of “We the People”, ordinary citizens, who, if allowed to keep the fruits of their labors and kept free from big government social engineering and meddling, could achieve great things, but rather a hope grounded in a supposed benevolent big statist government, an institution which does not, and cannot, ever exist.

But like all despot, dictator wannabes, the johnny-come-lately is always self-deceived into thinking that he somehow knows better than the rest of us, but when met with the inevitable failure, resorts to rationalizing and blaming others, but never comes to question the legitimacy of his own political philosophy. The ‘hope and change’ that Barry “Almighty” offered us ended up pitting American against American, based on race, sexual preference and economic status; it created chaos and despair among all but the most blind Statist loyalists.  It’s the very ‘hope and change’ that we didn’t need, or will ever need, and the very type no nation should ever desire.  So regarding Barry, despite his obsession to have his own legacy that would come to be judged the equal of Ronald Reagan’s, there is one thing that is absolutely certain: he, Barry “Almighty”, is most definitely no Ronald Reagan.

OBAMA PUTS PEN TO PAPER, WRITES A LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…

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It was in a recent letter addressed to the American people that Barry, once again, set out to explain the progress that he believes our nation has made under his stellar leadership.  And it was in that letter that Barry again made the claim that today it’s “almost” the entire planet that now believes this nation has become stronger and more respected during his time in office.  I’m guessing that Barry must figure that if he makes this claim often enough people will come to believe that it’s true.  Frankly I’m not sure who he’s trying to convince, himself or the American people.

But be that as it may, it was in this letter that Barry said, “And almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.”  And in making the case for his claim, Barry cited, among other things, what he considers to be the nation’s progress in Iraq and Afghanistan and in “breaking the back” of the Islamic State, the Iran nuclear deal, and the opening of relations with the Communist government in Cuba.  Barry also cited a global “climate agreement” that he claims “could save this planet for our kids” as why America is more respected.

It was in this very same little fairytale of a letter that Barry went on to write, “We’ve drawn down from nearly 180,000 troops in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000.”  And he went on to make a rather idiotic claim by saying, “With a coalition of more than 70 nations and a relentless campaign of more than 16,000 airstrikes so far, we are breaking the back of ISIL and taking away its safe havens, and we’ve accomplished this at a cost of $10 billion over two years — the same amount that we spent in one month at the height of the Iraq War.”  A claim that is patently false.

And as one who takes every possible opportunity to pat himself on the back, whether warranted or not, Barry went on to write, “At the same time, America has led the world to meet a set of global challenges.”  And he added, “Through diplomacy, we shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program, opened up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, and brought nearly 200 nations together around a climate agreement that could save this planet for our kids.”  Barry’s rather rosy picture of all that he has done ‘for’ America bears very little resemblance to reality.  It’s just all so bizarre.

All of which begs the question of just how delusional one man can possibly be. Remember the red lines he drew, and then ignored?  I really do have to wonder, is anyone really buying any of this political BS?  Or is this all just politicking in an effort to get that cushy U.N. job that he so badly wants?  I have yet to talk to any rational individual who actually believes that Barry has done anything other than to severely weaken our standing in the world!  My God, pick a spot, any spot, anywhere on the planet and more often than not it’s in much worse shape than it was in 2009.

There are new conflicts in Yemen, Syria, in Africa where the radical Islamists have taken hold.  Our arch rivals, the Red Chinese and the Russians, see Barry as a defeated if not disgraced American president.  The last time an American president left the office in so much disgrace was probably Jimmy Carter after the Iran fiasco. Vlad Putin reportedly said negotiating with Barry is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the chessboard and then proudly struts around like he won the game.  I think Vlad has hit the nail on the head.

And there were several things that were noticeably missing from Barry’s little letter to the American people, and for very good reason.   For instance there’s the little fact that the supposed economic ‘expansion’ that began in June 2009 has been the weakest since World War II, with real gross domestic product growth averaging 2.1%.  At 7 1/2 years and counting, it is also among the longest on record. But it hasn’t packed much of a punch.  Cumulative growth of 16.5% since the trough is well shy of the 38.4% increase during the 1982-1990 expansion and 42.6% from 1991-2001.

Now to be sure, the process of digging out from a financial crisis is more arduous than recovering from your basic recession.  And an aging population is curtailing labor-force growth, which in turn constrains how fast the economy can expand without generating inflationary pressures. Barry doesn’t mention that fewer regulatory impediments would have encouraged new business formation, which increased in 2015 for the first time since 2009, and capital investment, giving productivity a needed boost. Stronger economic growth would have lured folks back to the working world.

And there’s the matter of his ‘legacy’.  Barry doesn’t talk about how his continued personal popularity hasn’t had much of a trickle-down effect.  Or how in the eight years since he was first elected, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats at the state and national level.  He doesn’t mention how Republicans now control 4,170 state legislative seats compared with 3,129 for the Democrats, an all-time low. Republicans now hold 33 governorships and will have full control, governorship and both houses of the state legislature, in 25 states compared to 5 for the Democrats.

Add to that the fact that during that same period of time the Democrats lost 12 governorships, 13 Senate seats and 69 seats in the House of Representatives.  Barry’s two terms were highlighted by “a devastation up and down the party across the nation.”   A legacy is generally thought to be a gift handed down from one generation to the next.  For the Democrat Party, Barry’s legacy is anything but.  And if you chose, at the time of Barry’s first election, to believe James Carville, the legacy of Barry “Almighty” was going to be 40 years of solid Democrat rule.  Oops!

And Barry also failed to mention his year-end press conference which was short on questions, long on answers, where Barry spoke about his response to the Russian hacking of Democrat National Committee emails during the election.  He said that when he met with Vlad Putin in China in September, he told him to “cut it out” in terms of the hacking.  Sorry, Barry, the world isn’t afraid of you and your empty threats.  Eight years of leading from behind has left America’s standing in the world diminished, its moral authority compromised and its foreign policy in tatters.

Barry left unsaid how the wars he inherited are still going on. And how the Taliban has made a comeback in Afghanistan and Syria is in shambles.  And how Secretary of State John Kerry-Heinz has been so ineffective that no one even bothered to invite him to the Syrian cease-fire negotiations among Russia, Turkey and Iran.  And Barry also said nothing about how he broke with 36 years of U.S. policy by abandoning its ally Israel and allowing the passage of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2234, declaring Israeli settlements, including the Western Wall and Temple Mount in East Jerusalem, illegal.

And Barry made no mention that while he may have broken racial barriers when he became the first African-American president of the U.S., his election has done nothing to improve race relations.  In fact, a majority of Americans (54%) say that race relations deteriorated under Barry “Almighty”.  And Barry didn’t mention how he has continually promoted the idea of a police force biased against blacks, or how he vehemently denied FBI Director James Comey’s explanation for the surge in violent crime and homicide rates last year were a result of the “Ferguson effect.”

Also Barry didn’t include in his letter to the American people how his hometown of Chicago witnessed 762 homicides last year, the most in two decades, and up from the 459 that occurred in 2009.  Barry’s protests to the contrary notwithstanding, the reason is the Ferguson effect, according to the Manhattan Institute’s Heather MacDonald. What’s more, statistics show that police are now three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than white ones.  Barry is not entitled to his own facts. If he doesn’t want to talk to those on the front line, he should listen to those who do.

And finally I think it’s worth mentioning how it was that Barry once again failed to mention that which must never be named, aka Radical Islamic terrorism.  Barry has spent eight years deftly avoiding using those three words to call an act what it is. He has intellectualized his position by claiming the phrase “equates Islam with terrorism,” which is counterproductive to U.S. counterterrorism efforts.  Instead, Barry prefers terms such as “workplace violence,” even if the terrorists in question pay homage to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State.

I’m quite sure that everyone remembers the gilded setting, complete with Greek columns that served as the backdrop for Barry’s acceptance speech at the 2008 Democrat convention in Denver.  However, don’t expect the same pomp and circumstance at next week’s farewell address.  Because unlike in 2008, when Barry was all about “Hope and Change”, the 2016 audience will have results in hand to determine if the hope was misplaced and the change worthwhile.

And I noticed how our Liar-in-Chief chose not to list those countries where we are “more respected”.  Maybe he means “Cuba”, but he fails to recognize that they’re laughing at him, just like the “back of ISIS” has been broken.  He either lives in some sort of alternate universe or some weird fantasy world, or is nothing more than an inveterate liar.  Personally, I choose the latter, because I think that he knows full well just how much of a “failure” he truly has been but just can’t bring himself to admit it.  But the good thing is that in two weeks he’ll be gone.  Thank you Jesus!

OBAMA AND THE FINE ART OF BLOWING ONE’S OWN HORN…

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As you may, or may not recall, Barry “Almighty” began his journey to the White House with onlookers fainting upon the mere sound of his voice.  And it would appear that as that journey comes to an end, it was his 2016 press conference swan song, last Friday, that witnessed a reporter swoon.  So it is then that the Fourth Estate remains about the only group that still gets the vapors whenever Barry speaks. The rest of us fall asleep. Listeners bore quickly to the sound of a voice that so excites the speaker.

That, in a nutshell, serves as the reason people fall unconscious to the president’s voice.  Eight years of talking has that effect on an audience, sure. So does saying something one knows to be a lie, over and over again, on such a large stage.  Barry uttered only lies and half-truths on Friday.  Mostly he spoke about his favorite subject, that being of course, himself.  Because you must admit that there is absolutely nothing that Barry enjoys talking about more than, himself.

Barry noted, “As I was preparing to take office, the unemployment rate was on its way to 10 percent.”  And he added, “Today it is at 4.6 percent, the lowest in nearly a decade.”  He went on to tell those members of the state-controlled media who still, after all this time, hang on his every word, “When I came into office, 44 million people were uninsured.”  And he bragged, “Today we have covered more than 20 million of them.”  But of course he neglected to mention at what cost.

And of course Barry went on to very confidently declare, “Over the past eight years no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed an attack on our homeland that was directed from overseas.”  Take it from Barry, if there is one thing certain in this world it’s that Barack Hussein Obama will most certainly go down as being one of this nation’s all-time great presidents.  And those of our state-controlled media most certain have, and continue to, take Barry’s word for that.

It was during this final press conference that these intrepid reporters asked questions (mostly about Vlad Putin and Donald Trump) but they didn’t question.  They didn’t question what it means to “cover” people who face a $6,000 deductible?  Or does the caveat “directed from overseas” really matter much to the families of victims in San Bernardino, Boston, and Orlando?  Such inquiries never crossed the lips of those whose job is to act on the part of the people and to hold our politicians to account.

Not that they had much time to.  Because while Barry’s party may have restricted the filibuster in the Senate, no such limitations were place on our Liar-in-Chief.  America’s 44th president’s time in office was little more than an eight-year, one-way gabfest.  And it’s in looking back over the course of his presidency that one would observe that he only ever takes responsibility for those things he views as having gone right, but never for what the rest of us view as having gone horribly wrong.

And where Barry’s words once evoked all the excitement of a preacher, well, now they remind one more of the pedantry of a professor.  His speeches which once stimulated, now seem to be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to those nights when one may have difficulty falling asleep. Despite surrounding himself with all manner of stars and celebrities, the national monologist continues to violate the first rule of show business: leave the audience wanting more, not less.

So it was then at the last official press conference of his presidency, Barry proceeded to give himself a pretty enthusiastic pat on the back.  Barry opened the press conference by touting his economic and policy achievements before heaping praise on his own shoulders.  Barry said, “Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.”  Most Americans, I’m sure, were more than a little confused by Barry’s assessment.

Barry went on to say, “In other words, by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than when we started.”  He said, “It is a situation that I am proud to leave for my successor, and it’s thanks to the American people.”  He added, “The hard work you put in and the sacrifices that you made for your families and communities, the businesses that you started or invested in and the way you looked out for one another, and I cannot be prouder to be your president.”

Barry epitomizes narcissism. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.  Narcissism is a prerequisite for Liberalism. Feeling good about themselves motivates everything they do.  That’s why they are so corrupt and why so many ultimately end up as absolute evil.  And yet they are able to go to bed each night thinking they are a good person doing good.

This is why Barry, and liberals in general, are falling to the floor in a shrieking temper tantrum because they lost an election.  And it’s also why it is that they are manufacturing outlandish conspiracy theories as cover for the fact that middle-America has rejected their middle class killing policies. Their perceived need of a Hitlery totalitarian dictatorship wasn’t gratified so they’re going to take out their savagery on anyone who happens along.  Pretty pathetic.

THE MOST RACIALLY DIVISIVE PRESIDENT EVER…

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When one stops to think about all that could have been with the election of our first black president, it makes all the more disappointing everything that has transpired since Barack Hussein Obama first set foot into the Oval Office.  Not once over the course of the last eight years has our current president made any sort of an attempt to bring this country together but what’s truly sad is the reason why.  Because, you see, the reason is politics.  It simply wasn’t politically expedient for him to do so.  It wasn’t beneficial for his party to do so.  Because what’s best for his party, again politically speaking, is to keep the country divided, to pit blacks against whites, women against men, gays against straights and on and on.  Unity doesn’t play well for the Democrats.  Conflict works much better, because when Americans can be made to fight with one another we are less apt to see what it is that the Democrats are actually up to.

Which brings me to Barry’s recent appearance, earlier this week, on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”.  It was then that Barry described America as a place still struggling to overcome its “legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism, and racism.”  Of course Barry failed to mention that such events were also very much part of the history of his party.  Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Barry was asked by host Trevor Noah about race, naturally, because the left is obsessed with it, not getting beyond it, but with keeping racial grievances alive and keeping that tension in the forefront of everyone’s consciousness.  Noah asked Barry how it is that he is able to “skirt that line between speaking your mind and sharing your true opinions on race whilst, at the same time, not being seen to alienate some of the people you are talking to.”   Where else but on a ‘fake news’ program such as this could one expect to hear such an idiotic question asked of the man who is one the most racist individuals to ever hold his office?

Asked how he managed to deliver his “true opinions” on race while avoiding alienating people, Barry responded, You know, my general theory is that, if I was clear in my own mind about who I was, comfortable in my own skin and had clarity about the way in which race continues to be this powerful factor in so many elements of our lives. But, that it is not the only factor in so many aspects of our lives, that we have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism, but that the progress we’ve made has been real and extraordinary — if I’m communicating my genuine belief that those who are not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not open to learning and caring about equality and justice and that I can win them over because there is goodness in the majority of people.”

Barry said he has never had to bite his tongue as President, but he has pondered how to deliver certain messages “diplomatically” and “in a way that it’s received”.  Barry said, “So there have been very few instances where I’ve said, “Well, that was racist, you are racist.” There have been times where I’ve said, “You know, you might not have taken into account the ongoing legacy of racism in why we have so many black men incarcerated. And since I know that you believe in the Constitution and believe in justice and believe in liberty, how about if we try this?”  The notion that Barry believes in the Constitution, which he has described as a flawed, living document, is laughable — as is the notion that “so many black men” are incarcerated because they are victims of racism. How about if we try this, Barry, acknowledging that those men are in prison because they were convicted of crimes?  Barry went on to say, “Now, some might say, well, you’re not speaking fully truth to power because of that diplomacy. But I don’t think that trying to appeal to the better angels of our nature, as Lincoln put it, is somehow compromised. There may be times where you just have to call things out and name names.”

You mean like when Barry accused the Cambridge police of “acting stupidly” for arresting his friend, black academic Henry Louis Gates?   Barry went on to tell Noah, “But the challenge we face today, when it comes to race, is rarely the overt Klansman-style racism and typically has more to do with the fact that, you know, people got other stuff they want to talk about and it’s sort of uncomfortable.”  The fact that overt Klansman-style racism is rare would seem to be an indication that this country has overcome its legacy of slavery. And perhaps people don’t want to talk about racism all the time because that’s not how you solve it.  And he added, “It’s somebody not getting called back for an interview, although it’s never explicit. Or it’s, you know, who gets the TV acting job, the actress who doesn’t quite look the part, and what does that mean? And in that environment, where you’re not talking necessarily about cut and dried racist behavior, but rather about the complex ways in which society is working these issues through, you know — trying to reach folks in ways that they can hear, I think, is important.”

Look, what’s happening across our once-great republic is contrived and well-orchestrated state sponsored mayhem the purpose of which is to divide people by race, class and any other means.  It’s dishonesty. To actually deal honestly with issues of race will require blacks to confront their own racial bigotry and hate.  It will also require them to discard the demagoguery of their community organizers, men like Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan and, yes, even Barry himself, who are no more than grievance peddlers with a vested financial interest in keeping things exactly as they are.  It will require them to turn toward self-reliance and away from the opiate of government entitlements.  And it will require a return to family values that are so lacking within their communities.  It will require them to focus on their own solutions and turn away from the same old tired excuses.  And, it will require them to stop their own self-destructive tendencies.

It will require a realization that only they can pull themselves from the abyss in order to enjoy the opportunities that the nation offers to everyone.  And what it the likelihood and any of these things will take place let alone all of them?  The fact of the matter is, if you can’t make it in the U.S.A., you can’t make it anywhere.  The race hucksters don’t want people to be judged on the content of their character because they profit from identity politics. They don’t want people being oblivious to skin color. They want such divisions on people’s minds all the time. Barry has done more to fan the flames of racial division in this country than even Democrat Robert Byrd in his hay day as a Klansmen.  I base my assessment of an individual on their actions and attitudes. Race is not even a factor.  Because if you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole.  Plain and simple. The color of your skin really has nothing to do with it.  We get into problems once we start to look at data.

Crime rates, income rates incarceration rates, rates of children born to unwed mothers, the list goes one.  When these are proportionally higher among a certain ethnic group others tend to prejudge based on ethnicity.  When members of the ethnic group fail to take responsibility for their actions and poor choices, and attempt to blame others for their own mistakes or bad decisions, the prejudice increases exponentially.  For decades Blacks in this country have been conditioned to view themselves as being society’s victims, when in fact what they are actually the victims of their own ignorance.  For the last 50 years they have allowed themselves to be convinced to vote against what was in their own best interest.  It’s really quite amazing that they and continued to vote for those whose only interest is to keep them in poverty.  And yet it remains those of us the right who are routinely referred to as being the racists responsible for blacks inability to escape poverty.

WITH A RACIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE THINGS HAVE GOTTEN PRETTY UGLY…

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It would seem to me that anyone with 20/20 vision really shouldn’t need some poll taken in order for them to recognize the fact that it’s far more than a coincidence that at the same time our first black president came into office there began the most rapid decline in race relations in American history.  But, be that as it may we just happen to have such a poll conducted by Pew Research, and released this past Tuesday.  And no surprise, it tells us that Americans’ perception of race relations is more negative than it has been for much of this century.

You see, it’s according to this poll that some 48 percent of adults said that “race relations are generally bad.”  And 36 percent of adults said that “too much attention” is given to race and racial issues in America today.  And yet there are a few Americans who, oddly enough, think that race relations are actually improving in the nation.  Just 19 percent of Americans say race relations are improving and about four-in-ten think that they are getting worse.  I would be curious to know just what that 19 percent is seeing that tells them things are getting better.

And that which should come as a surprise to no one is the fact that Blacks and Whites seem to have somewhat differing views when it comes to their assessments of interactions with people of a different race.  While 70 percent of whites who “have at least a little bit of contact with blacks characterize their interactions as very friendly,” black Americans “are 20 percentage points less likely to describe interactions with whites that way.”  Now I would argue that how blacks often approach whites may contribute to the outcome of that interaction.

Because to be honest with you nearly every black person I ever come into contact with, either male or female, tends possess a bit of an attitude that would seem to imply that they view themselves as somehow being a little better than me.  And most have a very obvious chip on their shoulder and tend to give every white person they come in contact something that I like to refer to as being an ‘eat-shit’ kind of look.  Frankly they make it rather difficult to be nice to them.  And it’s most young blacks that seem to relish creating a thuggish impression.

Let’s be honest, is there a more coddled segment of our population than the black community? The answer is, NO!  They’re pretty much ‘given’ everything they need upon day one of entering into this world.  They are given preferential treatment in everything from getting into college, landing a job they’re not qualified for, for those interested in working, and they are blessed, solely because of their skin color, with the ability to never be fired from their job.  Because if that were to ever happen are all they have to do is to scream racism.

The sad fact is that race relations in this country have been pretty much on the downhill slide ever since Barry “Almighty first took office.  And they began their freefall practically from the minute that our Racist-in-Chief first set foot in the Oval Office.  Now that’s not to say that problems didn’t exist between the races before Barry was elected because they did, but things were nowhere near the mess they are now.  I’m hopeful that once these race baiting haters no longer have access to the Oval Office things can get back to some semblance of normal.

For those who have been listening carefully over the past almost 8 years it becomes pretty clear that He-who-was-going-to-save-America-from-itself turned out to be nothing more than a complete fraud. He has “fundamentally transformed” America into a country that is, for far too many of us, no longer recognizable from what it was before he came onto the scene. The Hatred he brought to this country is without equal. That man is the first black president of this nation and brought nothing but shame and disgrace on all Americans. Thank you Barry “Almighty”.

Look, the bottom line here is that when you have a president who is, by nearly anyone’s definition, a racist, and doesn’t even try to conceal the fact that he’s a racist, then all things related to race, no matter how remote the connection, tend to go rather poorly.  And as we have seen over the course of the last 7+ years, things tend to go even worse when he’s far worse than just a racist.  And it just seems that Barry goes out of his way to never pass up an opportunity to sow a little hate and discontent by making claims of racism where none exists.

But I’ve got to tell you that until the day blacks are able to look upon those who are different than themselves as something different than that which one scraps off the bottom of their shoe, I will have no sympathy for any of them.  They are the ones responsible for their lot in life, no one else is.  They are the ones who choose to listen to Democrat politicians and, worse, they choose to believe all the incendiary rhetoric.  They’re the gullible ones who fall for the false promises and who, regardless of the broken promises, continue to vote for the same Democrats!

Even worse is how blacks continue to choose to willingly ignore historical facts when it comes to which party it is that’s the party of slavery, of Jim Crow, of the KKK and of segregation.  Just as they also choose to ignore the facts when it comes to which party it was that fought against all of these examples of racist behavior.   And this is the same group of people who essentially sold their collective soul to a political party in order to ensure that they remain the primary beneficiary of all manner of government ‘benefit/entitlement’.

So, as I have said, on any number of previous occasions, blacks in this country continually prove themselves to be their own worst enemy.  And if they were truly interested in improving their community, they wouldn’t be voting nearly en masse for members of the Democrat Party every election.  LBJ said back in 1964 that he’d have blacks voting Democrat for the next 200 years. And at this point he’s only got roughly another 150 years to go.  And knowing blacks as we all do, it’ll likely take them that long to figure out how they’ve been played for saps by the Democrats.