Saturday, January 30, 2010
"No other ethnic political apparatus in this country is so firmly in the pocket of one party as African-Americans and the Democratic Party. For decades, Democrats have pandered to African-Americans at election time, then forgot their promises a day later. And yet, we keep coming back, waiting for more empty promises.
"The Black Press is complicit in this abusive relationship. Let’s look at one recent example. In the run-up to the 2010 elections in Illinois, no black media outlet completely ignored every Republican primary. All of them. The mainstream press, on the other hand, weighed in on both the Democratic and Republican primaries. Justifiably outraged by this, Republican nominee for the Congressional seat currently held by Jesse Jackson, Jr penned this open letter to the Illinois Black media."
London Daily Mail: 'Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama ups spending on nuclear weapons to even more than George Bush'
"President Obama is planning to increase spending on America's nuclear weapons stockpile just days after pledging to try to rid the world of them.
"In his budget to be announced on Monday, Mr Obama has allocated £4.3billion to maintain the U.S. arsenal - £370million more than George Bush spent on nuclear weapons in his final year.
"The Obama administration also plans to spend a further £3.1billion over the next five years on nuclear security."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1247049/Nobel-Peace-Prize-winner-Barack-Obama-ups-spending-nuclear-weapons-George-Bush.html#ixzz0e9XOvabE
"President Obama is displaying an arrogance and hypocrisy that is staggering. During his campaign for the presidency in 2008, there was clear evidence that his campaign coffers were filled with between $12.8 million to $63 million from overseas credit cards or foreign currency purchases! There were 37,000 overseas contributors. Many of these donations were in $200 amounts – and thus the identities of these individuals are not reportable. The donations had come from at least 50 nations and major cities abroad.
"In October, 2008, the Republican National Committee filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over these shady overseas contributions. The RNC complaint asserted that Obama had accepted $33.8 million from 11,500 foreign nationals. The RNC complaint alleges that pro-Obama fundraisers were held for him in Nigeria and that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi stated that foreign nationals may have funded Obama's campaign.
"Whether it's 37,000 or 11,500 foreign contributors, the fact remains that a lot of foreign money poured into Obama's campaign. He and his political operatives didn't seem to object to getting foreign money at the time."
"The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]
"If we take this statement at face value, President Obama is admitting the the health care bills passed by either the House or Senate (or both) contained provisions which were 'snuck in' - presumably by Democratic members and perhaps on behalf of certain lobbyists - that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want."