Monthly Archives: January 2009

ObaMao’s “Little Red Book” – Quotations From Amerika’s First Chairman

“An unofficial requirement for every American citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times”.



“His guiding priciples will enlighten the minds of the people and prepare the way for a new era of change”.

Either this is a genius hoax and political statement or some Marxist imbecile is revisiting the Communist Pogroms of Chairman Mao from China, and creating a “Pocket Obama” that both the publisher and the first page of the book says: 

It is an unofficial requirement for every American citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times. Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, it is comprised of quotations borrowed from the President’s speeches and writings. His guiding priciples will enlighten the minds of the people and prepare the way for a new era of change.

In order to master the President’s ideology, it is essential to study many of the basic concepts over and over again, and it is best to memorize important statements and apply them repeatedly. Learn earnestly and diligently.

Together we can bring about the next great chapter in the American story.

Pocket Obama (10 copies) $49.50 

Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama’s speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times. Includes themes of democracy, politics, war, terrorism, race, community, jurisprudence, faith, personal responsibility, national identity, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a new America. POCKET OBAMA is a portable, everyday primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story. SAVE $10.00 on the purchase of this exclusive 10-copy pack.

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This is beyond sickening.  I thought this was America?  Suddenly, overnight we have become THIS??:


Obviously the Communist propaganda taught in our public schools are showing the very red and bitter fruits of a people who eschew God and lift a mere man to messiah and Dear Leader.

Kruschev must be laughing himself silly from the grave.

Now these same sycophantic Obama worshippers want the rest of us to carry a book of Obama Quotes and sayings at all times, so Obama’s “guiding principles can enlighten our minds and prepeare the way” for Obama’s Change Revolution?

This is sacrilege to the very Liberties and ideas of America!  This is an affront to God Most High!

The only guiding principles this author recognizes are those from the Bible and our Foundational Documents.

This measly little publishing company can pound sand.

Unfortunately, a totally clueless, ignorant and wayward people are going to choose this path.  History repeats itself because we choose to forget history.


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Obama To Congressional GOP: “Don’t Listen To Limbaugh”


President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill Friday that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.


It has become evident this week that the narcissism of President Barrack The Hussein Obama have revealed his closed door preferences and utter intolerance towards any hint of question or criticism of him.  So he issues threats.

The first week of  The One’s official messiahship has showcased his disdain for a free press to have any access to him.  On Wednessday, Obama shunned the press photographers and had his own personal photographer provide the press with ‘properly approved’ photos of Obama’s first day at the The Desk.  No press was allowed to record the secret re-administration of the Oath of Office Wednesday night that was bungled on Tuesday afternoon.  On Thursday – His highness stopped by the White House Press Room to wave hello, and got agitated and lashed out at those who dared ask His Oneness a substantive question.  

I simply have to laugh at the audacity of this guy, the new Dear Leader of the world, to think he can go to A PRESS ROOM, and think no one is going to ask him a question???  Obviously Saul Alinsky and William Ayers did not enlighten Obama that the press is not automatically a state propaganda arm, it often has to be MADE into such a tool.

This lack of access and transparency is not surprising, even though Obama insists his will be “the most transparent” of Administrations.  I think we can call this a bold-faced lie in advance based on what we already know. According to Sun-Times columnist and long-time Chicago journalist, Carol Marin, journalists at Barack Obama news conferences have come to realize that Obama pre-picks those journalists whom he will allow to ask him questions at the conference and many of them now “don’t even bother raising” their hands to be called upon.

So much for ‘transparency’.  Obama pre-selects his photography, those with access to him and those who are allowed to ask him questions.  

And these Liberals think Nixon was an “Imperial President”.

What is behind all of these efforts of ‘control’ is Obama’s intolerance and ability to handle any criticism.  But then history teaches that tyrants of men NEVER allow criticism of their ideas, policies or actions.  As it was with the world’s tyrannical dictators, so will it be with Obama. 

The sycophantic worshippers of Obama can burn effigies of Bush and Cheny and taunt and hiss at them as an exercise of free political speech, but if anyone dares question or criticize The One – then his displeasure is made known, and his admonition is to silence and warn others away from those that dare opine in the negative of Obama or his agenda.

Of course many Conservatives fully expected efforts by this White House and the Democrat Congress to silence talk radio, Obama’s harshest and stalwart opposition. Obama took a step in fulfilling that fear Friday when he admonished the Republicans in Congress to “stop listening to Rush Limbaugh” if they wanted to get along with his administration.  

Obviously Obama is not the brightest bulb in the pack, because if he was paying any attention, he would understand that the Republican Party HAS NOT BEEN LISTENING to Limbaugh AT ALL.  In fact the GOP Leadership despises Limbaugh as much as Obama does. Beltway Republicans hate Limbaugh and Conservative Talk Radio and have made no secret of it. Do folks forget that Colin Powell, that bulwark of Republicanism made a similar suggestion on CNN back in October?  Do the short memories and short weenies in Washington forget that John McCain is no fan of Limbaugh or Talk Radio?

Perhaps if the Liberal GOP Elites running the party WERE LISTENING to Limbaugh – The GOP would not be begging for scraps from the Democrat table and  the Marxist Left would not be in control of the government right now.

Facts aside, can you just imagine if Bush suggested that Democrats stop listening to Al Sharpton’s radio show, or Randi Rhodes on Air America if they wanted to get along with his administration?  Bedlam would have ensued.  But then hypocrisy is a hallmark of the Democrat Liberal Elite and this is what we expect of them. Liberal radio is free expression, Conservative radio is Hate Speech.

Such is the Orwellian society we now exist in.

UPDATE: Rush Responded to Obama’s slight to Byron York at the NRO Corner:

Rush: There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier’s plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.

Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:

“If we don’t get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can’t let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That’s how things don’t get done in this town.”

To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective.  Obama’s plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR’s New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts.  It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward.  It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy.

Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing “eternal” power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.

…If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.

…Your publication and website have documented Obama’s ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals:

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Of course that is what is going on here, and Obama is not the only one engaged in doing this.  The Republican Leadership and the Moderates in the GOP are on the same warpath, because they now think it is better to go along with the Marxist makeover of America, than to stand against it.  The GOP leadership knows where the power lies, and they will do anything to share in it.

Which is why all we have heard this week is for everyone to unify behind Obama and the Democrats and to ‘See what Obama does before commenting’ crappola.

His High Exaltedness, The One was not finished with displaying his hubris however, as later in the day in an exchange with Eric Cantor (R-VA) about his Pork Spending Bill disguised as a “Stimulus package”, Obama told him point blank ‘I won. I will trump you on that” – which in essence means, “Shut Up, I’m king”.

I seem to recall the outrage of Liberals when Bush said pointedly that he was “The Decider” when defending Donald Rumsfeld from all the calls from the Press and the Pundits for Rumsfeld to resign back in 2006.  I guess defending a Cabinet Official from anti-war zealots calling for his head and defending yet another omnibus pork spending bill that affects every American taxpayer and their children, are mutually exclusive.

What has been made clear by Obama himself this week is that he will not tolerate any opposition, any questions, any dissent of his plans which he is adamant are enacted as swiftly as possible, without debate.

Welcome to tyranny folks.  Hope you enjoy it.

It gets more “interesting” from here.

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No Joke: Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

That’s what this video is.  Seig Heil to Obama.

This is freaking insane.  This is messiah worship of the highest order.  Oprahwood and the Hollywierd Leftists have constructed a stupid 4 minute worship service of Obama as they PLEDGE themselves to him and his new agenda.

Truly sickening that America has fallen to such Nazi-like idolization of a would-be fuhrer.

If your stomach is strong enough not to toss up everything in it:

I Pledge Video

In a new YouTube video produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, dozens of celebrities – television and movie actors, sports heroes, musicians and more – describe how they will pledge to “be the change” and “be a servant to our president.”

The video opens with a quote from President Truman, “They say that the job of the president is the loneliest job in the world,” something the celebrities plan to alleviate for Obama by pledging to pitch in through several causes.

Throughout the video, the celebrities pledge to support local food banks, to smile more, to be better parents, to work with the charity UNICEF, to “never give anyone the finger when I’m driving again,” to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s, to meet neighbors, to use less plastic, to plant 500 trees, to “be more green,” to turn the lights off and to “free 1 million people from slavery in the next five years,” among dozens of other pledges.

The purpose of all this pledging is summed up in the video’s grand finale.

Actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher begin the closing scene by saying, “I pledge to be a servant to our president and all mankind.”

Then, as the scene pans out, the other celebrities joint the chant: “Because together we can, together we are, and together we will be the change that we seek.”

By the end of the mass pledge, the camera has panned back to a mosaic of faces that morphs into a picture of Barack Obama’s face with the words, “Be the change.”

UPDATE: 9-23-09 – ANOTHER video pledging our kids to praise Obama has surfaced.


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Obama’s Inaugural Speech – Translation


Translation of Barrack The Hussein Obama’s Inaugural Speech from the original Marx.  12:06PM, January 20, 2009

Obama: “Now’s the time for unity, sacrifice and bold, swift action”

Translation: Now you must do what we tell you, sacrifice your wealth, property and liberty swiftly, or you will be dealt with as a traitor.

My fellow citizens:

Translation: My duped Comrades

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed …

Translation: I stand here today, a complete ineligible fraud and empty suit, laughing that you idiots actually voted for me.

Yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. 

Translation: If you think things are bad, just wait until the Marxist remaking of America causes widespread misery and conflict.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. 

Translation: I’ve been preaching this for years, and I need this crisis that I can use it to remake our foundations into a “New birth of freedom into Marxism”.

Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. 

Translation: Capitalism has failed and you are responsible for failing to embrace Socialism which is the Way of our future.

Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

Translation: America sucks – badly, and our very way of life threatens the planet.

These are the indicators of crisis — a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Translation: I need this crisis to enact Pure Glorious Marxism. 

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

Translation: We have major problems, mostly caused by government, and these problems are not going away any time soon. So prepare yourself America – the only way to fix these problems is to become a Soviet State.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

Translation: Whether you realize it or not – you will be One with our Socialist Reich. The majority have chosen this path, so if you don’t like it – you can shut up or be silenced.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

Translation: Today, we proclaim an end to any opposition to our ideology, agenda or plans to remake America into a new Socialist state. These oppositions have too long prohibited the imposition of Socialism, and today – that ends – PERMANENTLY.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. 

Translation: America as you knew her for 232 years was nothing but an immature child. The time has come to set aside all you have known, and reject the Liberty and Constitution that has prohibited government from doing to you all that it can.

The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history 

Translation: The time has come to affirm Socialism, and to reject our past history in favor of a new history shaped by government.

Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the fainthearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. 

Translation: Personal wealth and prosperity should be rejected for the cause of working for the State. This of course excludes those on Welfare, who have earned the right to prefer leisure over work because they are not capable or taking any responsibility for themselves.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

Translation: The Pilgrims were slave owners that forced good black people into Capitalist sweat shops making shoes for rich white people. Evil White people beat them, and forced the black man to settle the West for them and build places like Beverly Hills.

Time and again, these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

Translation: Previous generations struggled and sacrificed until they were bloody because they saw America as the great hope of Socialism, where the Collective triumphs the individual and that the Collective is is more important and bigger than who we are or what we have.

This is the journey we continue today. 

Translation: This is the journey we continue today.

We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. …But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

Translation: We are the richest nation on earth and you have unfairly prospered by an evil system of freedom, and it is time to remake America into a Socialist utopia and undo the evil that was America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — 

Translation: Everywhere we look, we hate what we see in America, so there is work to be done to remake it all. Our crisis demands bold, swift action – and the government will act, whether you like it or not.

…not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. 

Translation: Not only will we make more government jobs, we will lay a new foundation in Socialism. You will be forced to build WPA-style roads, bridges and ditches. You will work to provide power and communication that will empower the government so that government can feed you and give you just what you need.

We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. 

Translation: Government will Nationalize Health Care and make all scientists work for the State.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. 

Translation: You will drive what we tell you to drive, even if it is a pushcart. We will mandate sails be put on skateboards and that you put dirt in your gas tanks. Gas will be reserved for the Elites in the Politburo only.

And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Translation: We will transform our schools into re-education camps, to mandate that all must learn the ‘new way’ of thinking. All this we can do, and we will do – whether you like it or not.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. 

Translation: Those of you who dare question me or my plans – will be silenced.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. 

Translation: What Americans who are stuck in the Old Way of thinking fail to understand, is that an earthquake of Marxist Socialism has swallowed them up. Any opposition or arguments they want to make in defense of what they call liberty, no longer applies.

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. 

Translation: Your alarm that government is too big is irrelevant. Government will now do what the Constitution failed to address. Government will provide jobs. Government will provide your income. Government will provide your health care. Government will provide your retirement.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. 

Translation: Free Market Capitalism is evil, but because it generates unmatched wealth we must simply take it over and nationalize the Markets, allowing government to run and operate them. Socialism requires we penalize the prosperous because common rich people cannot be favored in a Socialist society.

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

Translation: To quote Karl Marx: “From each according to his ability. TO EACH according to his need”.

This will be our new national motto.

As for our common defense… to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: Know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Translation: If you hated America, we are now a friend to every enemy America and Bush has made. The war on Jihadist Islam was wrong, is wrong and we will correct this egregious affront to the peaceful jihadists of the world.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

Translation: No longer will we rely on our military to defend us from sworn enemies. Instead, we will rely on my power to sit down to tea and talk with our enemies. If needed we will use the United Nations to help us settle differences. We must talk and have dialogue with our enemies.

Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort — even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

Translation: The only exception to this rule will be our war against global warming and Conservative Christians in America. The Rednecks, the White Devils and those who deny the existence of man-made Climate Change are far more dangerous than nuclear weapons in the hands of Jihadists. These we will war on until they no longer exist or have surrendered to our way of thinking.

We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense.

Translation: We will not apologize for Socialism, nor will we waver in it’s implementation.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth

Translation: Diversity is our strength. Abandoning our past culture and principles to embrace all things for all people is the best recipe to homogenize us into a single unity – a single proleteriat.

and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

Translation: Blacks must be given reparations for slavery, and America must become just another small state in a new world order of global Socialist governance. America must play this role in ushering in this new era of global government and world peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. 

Translation: To the Muslim world, we surrender.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. 

Translation: American taxpayers will pay for all the world’s poor and pay for your farms and your clean water by diminishing what Americans have.

And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

Translation: If you are wealthy, you must hand it over and sacrifice it for the greater good. America can no longer have it’s wealth, or have the way of life it is accustomed. The world has changed into Socialism, and we must change with it.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment — a moment that will define a generation — it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

Translation: Freedom means service to the government. To have freedom, you must be willing to sacrifice it to the greater good and become one with me and my new Amerika. This spirit of Collectivism is precisely the spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. 

Translation: You must have faith, not in God, but in government, which is in what this nation now relies.

It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Translation: Government will mandate collectivist service and charity. Your church and faith can not be trusted to provide charity, or to those in need.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. 

Translation: The problems we face requires a new Amerika, a new government that is empowered to deal with them as it sees fit.

What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world; duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

Translation: What is required now, is a new era of Socialism, a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to the State, and to a brave new global world. Duties that you must be glad to do; sacrifices you will be happy to make. Firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying than to surrender yourself to any demands the Collectivist government makes.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

Translation: This is the price of Socialism Comrades.

This is the source of our confidence — the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

Translation: This is the source of our confidence: government. The knowledge that God calls on you to surrender to an uncertain destiny that I am creating.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed — why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

Translation: This is the meaning of liberty today, and our creed: Government is the answer. Government provides all that we need.

Today we celebrate my crowning, which is remarkable given your recent racist past as a nation.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. 

Translation:Let us mark this day with remembering how badly America has failed, who we were and how we must transform ourselves into a New Way of thinking

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. 

Translation: America, in the face of our current miseries, remember my words: Hope and Change, and the hope to change, as we brave the icy currents and endure the opposition to our plans.

Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested, we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back, nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Translation:Let it be said by future generations that when we were opposed, we refused to halt our march into Socialism. With everyone’s eyes fixed on me as their new messiah, we will carry forth the gift of Socialism and force it down the throats of future generations.


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All Hail The messiah, Our king, Barrack The Hussein Obama!

At noon today, Barrack The Hussein Obama, takes an oath he will break the moment he opens his mouth and officially becomes America’s first holy Marxist monarch.

Obama’s oath today, officially ends American constitutional government.

May God forgive us our idiocy in choosing a man to be our sovereign, and make sure you read the essay ‘Here come the Squadrists’  by John Galt  below.


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All Hail Obama’s Squadrists!


Here Come the Squadrists

By John Galt

January 19, 2009

Salve, o poplod’Eori,
Salve, o Patria Immorale!
Son rinati I figli tuoi
Con la fe’ dell’ideale.
Il valor de’tuoi guerrieri,
La virtu dei pionieri,
la vision de l’Alighieri,
oggi brilla in tt’i cuor

Dell’Italia nei confini,
son rifatti gli Italiani,
li ha rifatti Mussolini
per la guerra di domani
per la gioia del lavoro
per la pce e per l’alloro,
per la gogna di coloro
che la Patria rinnegar

I poeti e gli artigiani,
i signori e i containi
con orgoglio d’Italiani
giuran fede a Mussolini
non v’e povero quartiere
che non manda le sue schiere
che non spieghi la bandiere
del fascismo redentor.


Giovvinezza, viovinezza
primavera di bellezza!
Della vita Nell’saprezza
il tuo canto squilla e va!

Giovienezza’ – The anthem of Mussolini’s Fascist Party (translation at the end of this article).

The thunderous ovation which we shall be exposed to over the next twenty-four hours will only be diminished by the cloud of dust raised by the modern day version of the ‘squadrists’ and their ability to distort truth or force you to accept from the particular point of view of the ruling party. The mainstream media is pleading for everyone to please work together in a new era of cooperation where the smiles of the Republican hypocrites shaking hands with the same people who called them “baby killers” not too many years ago indicates that the nation has come full circle and the air of crisis shall supersede principled reason and logic; which of course means bypassing that damned piece of paper that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to create.

The opinion piece you about to read is not a particularly joyous one to pen tonight. In fact much of it was concocted over the last two weeks in bits and pieces as I listened to and witnessed the desire of our nation to find some sort of universal saviour for the errors of the citizens, neglecting their duties to be self-sufficient for their lives and instead leaving the responsibility for their lives in the hands of the elected help who had an alternative motive, the same that all elected bodies eventually have deteriorated to for the past two thousand plus years of civilization. The debate of when, where and how the average American surrendered control is an issue up for debate for a new generation of historians that may yet to have even been born. The ideals of freedom and debate though, will soon be extinguished like a wooden match struck in a hurricane. This entry is an attempt to provide a perspective I have not heard nor witnessed in the discussion of the upcoming Obamanation.

The “Hope” Squadrism Religion

The definition of the word “hope” is subjective when used in the English language properly and perverted into a political philosophy when used to provide a perceived benefit to the masses to advance the cause of the ruling party. What you have witnessed with the song ‘Giovienezza’ and its historical importance was the desire to change a political philosophy into a political religious movement, thus obscuring the desired political activities by blinding the masses with a false religion. If you watch this video about “Yes We Can” and how that anthem has been changed in the same manner, you realize that we not only on the same path. The children have no clue what they are being used for. But th programming of a generation to achieve change without a defined goal in a fervor of religious blindness is what created the nightmares of the 1920’s and 1930’s and will repeat itself once again; this time though in our nation.

By using the English language as a scalpel instead of a blunt instrument the intent of words and their meanings help create a philosophy where none exists to mask actual beliefs of the new ruling party. This is what the Democrats and Obama have learned in the past twenty years from their hiatus in power. Instead of insisting that Republicans or Conservatives favor “murdering children” by blocking absurd food subsidy and government sponsored health care, they will use the religion of “hope” to point out that anyone opposed to their agenda is blocking America’s new future, thus depriving the elderly, the children, the handicapped and the sick of much needed care which could giver them the hope they need to survive and change their lives for this brave new world.

This religious fervor will expand beyond the political rhetoric and be merged into the Christian churches of this nation willing to adopt a philosophy the creates a national ideal of socialist piety despite the Amendments and rulings of the courts in the past. This fervor will mask the philosophical ideals of Marx under the guise of Jesus, allowing the wolf into the temple to create a fog of war between various religious sects, which could take decades to reverse. Legitimate philosophical debate will become a stifled art as the squadrists will shout down and forcefully eliminate opposition to their ideals, as nebulous as they might be. If you do not believe that this is possible, the model has been tested, used and implemented with great success over the last century in Italy, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Soviet Russia, Communist China (heck the entire Communist Bloc for that matter) and inside many other authoritarian and semi-democratic regimes. This might sound like a drastic declaration for an administration that has not even been sworn in at this time, but trust me, as the economy deteriorates the religious fervor will grow.

The Media Squadrists 

Does this really need any explanation? 

On MSDNC (formerly ‘MSNBC’ but why not call it what it is?), the entire staff has fawned like love sick schoolgirls at a Beatles concert in the early 1960’s. The network news has declined to a point where Goebbels would have been proud to have power like this under his thumb and the Republican enabled NPR sounds like a twenty-four seven version of the old Radio Moscow World Service singing the praises of their elderly communist chairmen. I did not make a mistake by the way my fellow readers; the Republicans had the past eight years to put a stake in the heart of public broadcasting yet failed to do so due to political cowardice. The evolution of the Algore internet has allowed free speech to find alternative broadcast mediums, along with the expansion and success of A.M. talk radio. 

Those days are numbered and the methodology used to kill free speech will be in defense of free speech itself.

The alternative media, of which yours truly as a blogger and part time broadcaster is proudly a part of, has a weakness and that is the inability to accept the religion of hope and the correct way to address the changes that are forthcoming. By reporting facts and reality you now become an obstacle to the greater good and the freedom of the masses to succeed with government help, thus creating a material threat to the very existence of this nation in the eyes of the new political order. The new media squadrists will concoct stories, create libelous exaggerations, and using the power of the government gun eventually collapse the alternative media to a point of irrelevancy in the debate on our future. That is how a successful socialist revolution is executed and that is the path we are on. 

So to my fellow bloggers, internet and shortwave broadcasters, talk radio mavens and mega-stars, I offer this advice:

Watch your six.

The Economic Squadrist Movement

I can just hear the squeals now: “Gee Galt, you’ve lost your ever loving freaking mind. You’re just one of those radical right wing nutcases that thinks everyone is out to get you and will say anything to obscure the truth from being spoken.” Why do I anticipate this hew and cry from the detractors? That answer is simple. 

The headline screamed out:

Butffett says the U.S. is in the Midst of an “Economic Pearl Harbor”

The key phrase from the article is this statement from Mr. Buffett:

“Barack Obama is “the absolute right commander in chief” to guide the country through the financial crisis.”

Sound familiar? It should if you watch financial media or mainstream media programming at any point during the past year or so. His minions have been out there proclaiming this party line for well over a year with the help of some very powerful U.S. CEO’s. Wall Street hedged their bets by donating heavily to the Obama campaign and Democratic candidates in the hopes of creating a huge shared oligopoly where government mandated industry by industry consolidations financed on the backs of the taxpayer will protect weakened financial companies and specific sectors that are deemed “in the national interest” to prevent an outright collapse, whether real or not. This power grab is astonishing not because of the blatancy, but the absolute drubbing that opponents to the ideas of shared risk and government ownership are taking from the economic powerful in this country.

By creating a series of oligopolies with government having a seat at the board, it insures that the party in power will always have some degree of control for political payback to the workers, or employees who vote for them and in that same breath the corporation is guaranteed a safety net no matter how mediocre or pathetic the products or services offered may be. This game will work infinitely as long as man other nations in the world continue to accept the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency but the Federal Reserve is preparing the American people and those parties who will not play along a rude awakening. The most powerful squadrist entity, the Federal Reserve, is making its play to become the fourth branch of government and in the new administration it has a willing ally to succeed. This means that those people and entities will no longer just have a fight on Main Street for competitive viability or pure capitalism; it means to succeed they will have to join the party and contribute heartily or be ‘absorbed’ to prevent a national disaster as the squadrist religious and media factions would call it. The economic future America faces is bleak and saddening for the inability to engage in normal business transactions based on a level playing field is being whittled away first by the Bush administration and now by the squadrists who have a new plan, one which promotes stability but no competition or equality.

The Constitutional Squadrists

The Founding Fathers, as wise as they were, could never have foreseen Ipods, personal computers, the internet and cell phones. So based on their inability to accommodate the Constitution for modern evolution the courts used societal input when modifying the original intent and creating a ‘living’ document for the times we live in.

It’s total horse crap but you know that is what the socialist left believes and in fact they are teaching younger generations at this time. Why then should we fear the Constitutional squadrists? They will be using their legalistic authority to crush all opposition to their initiatives. Gun Control? If you oppose it, you are against the intent of the Founding Fathers and the belief that Americans should own no more than a hunting rifle and that amendment was for militia only. Habeas Corpus? That ideal shall be for those only engaged in physical crimes or crimes of necessity to feed their families, not those crimes against the state or the Republic. The interpretation of the law is just as important as the judges selected but when you create an intricate web of Executive Orders and massive new legislative initiatives the ability of the courts to create findings that defend the original Constitutional intent will be diminished as the courts may not address the cases for years if not decades. 

Thus to protect our freedoms those freedoms must be redefined and as the living document gets older and older the “changing world” will require a massive revision to the Constitution and the last two states will vote for a new convention as the economic situation worsens. The Pandora’s Box will thus be opened and the new vision the new elite have for America can finally be implemented. If you oppose it, their legal squadrists and their fleet of subpoenas and lawsuits will be paying you a visit.

The “National Service” Squadrists

During my annual prediction show on the radio, I postulated the idea that due to sagging unemployment numbers and an over-extended military repetatedly deployed overseas, that the new administration would propose the creation of a new division for NORTHCOM to serve only inside of the United States or North America with the same benefits and no overseas deployments to the Middle East, South Korea, etc. The idea seemed absurd when I first thought about it, then the Army Times reports came out about moving brigades from Iraq to the U.S. for “domestic” service as needed. Now this idea of an expanded military, something the Republicans would endorse, being created and enlarged for domestic “national service” seems more like an eventuality rather than a talk radio fantasy. 

The “National Service” rhetoric has been ratatched up in recent days and with tomorrow’s inauguration calls for an “Era of Responsibility” and the proclamation Obama made today that “”Everybody’s got to be involved. Everybody’s going to have to pitch in, and I think the American people are ready for that,” you can see that we are no longer in for the standard Peace Corps type of volunteerism. This has all of the earmarks of the “you will volunteer or we’ll send people to volunteer you” type of bullying that the new party in power has used their leftist thugs to menace the unbelievers with. You might think that your children may be going to the zoo to learn or picking up trash as a public service; in many cases they might. But if they are all taught to march in uniforms in a straight line and sing “Yes We Can” over and over again, how much of a reach is it for them to begin reporting on your having a beer or cigarette, both legal substances, to the authorities to get you forced into a “health re-education” program or worse accused of child abuse. 

Squadrists can come in any size. In the United Kingdom there are already programs underway for children to turn their parents in for “not acting green or in the best interests of Mother Earth” as the envirocommies movement has gone off the deep end. What is to prevent such programs from coming to our shores as the opposition to Kyoto style accords is swamped by the new National Service to the Earth and Environment fervor sweeps the nation at every age level. See how this can deteriorate quickly as out national leadership determines what causes ‘volunteers’ are needed for and the political actions desired by those in power? The idea of national service is normally a laudable course of action for the citizens of a nation, but not when it is mandatory and not when it is used for political purposes. Be prepared for little kids marching up your lawn with grinning parents looking on to advance the cause of their superiors.

Why the Term Squadrist? 

Now that I have beaten that term into your head, a brief education on its origin and the relevance to the new political leadership assuming power in just about thirteen hours from now. In the book Mussolini’s Italy the author so eloquently pointed out how Mussolini rejected his Socialist Party origins during World War I and evolved into a populist leader by assuming control of a new political party of that time. When the use of brute force was necessary to achieve political goals or eliminate the competition, squadrism was employed where a group of paramilitary thugs were used to intimidate, injure or even eliminate the opponent(s). 

Insane as that might sound in the application of the current administration, that is the fear I have and the implementation of his goals. The use of brute force would be hopefully extremely rare yet the blunt trauma of the power of the state will make for a nice substitute of paramilitary gangs. This is a time to be cautious for what is ahead, prepared for a very unstable future, and measured in our words. The time for freedom is now and nobody within our nation’s borders can guarantee that will apply to the non-believers in the future. Thus the terminology and my concerns that we will see nothing less than the evolution of a modern day Italy, with similar goals of a massive corporatocracy ruled by the central party and a group of technocrats creating and manipulating policy to serve the daily needs. 

I pray I am wrong.

English Translation of Giovenezza; this should make you think:

Hail, O people of heroes, hail O immortal patria, you sons are reborn with faith in the idea. The courage of your warriors, the strength of your pioneers, the vision of Dante Alighieri, today shine in every heart. In the Italy with its natural borders, Italians are remade. They are remade by Mussolini for the war to come tomorrow, for the joy of hard work, for peace and the laurel, for those who are renegades of the patria to be placed beneath the yoke. The poets and the artisans, the gentlemen and the peasants, proud of being Italian, swear faith to Mussolini. There is no poor part of town which does not send its formations, which does not spread the flags of Fascism, bringing us redemption.

The Chorus:

Youth, youth, springtime of loveliness. Your song rings out everywhere in the bitterness of life.

Giovenezza translation and lyrics from p. 198-199 of Mussolini’s Italy by R.J.B. Bosworth, 2005

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Now the Hard Times Really Begin

Now the Hard Times Really Begin

By John Galt

January 16, 2009

Terminus of orbis terrarum ut nos teneo is

The problems illustrated by the talking heads on Capitol Hill and the total lack of honesty and frankness we desperately needed from the CEOs of corporations worldwide is about to lead not just to a crash of our markets, I think we achieved that in 2008. Instead we are about to witness a nightmare where the American people, not all of course but probably twenty percent, absolutely refuse to trust anything uttered by our mainstream media, financial media, corporations or government at any level.

This is and will be a dangerous development.

The new “happy” time we are supposed to enter with hope and change entering into our lives is a clever mask of propaganda which fails to address the problems of a demographic decline in our work force and the monetization of horrid decision making and loss by our financial geniuses. This happy time will create myths of epic proportions which fail to address the underlying rot of our society and the refusal to accept that the empire is in a terminal state of decline. For the sake of yourself and your families, do not accept what I say at face value; do your own research behind the news stories discussed and data presented, it will shock you.

The American people are starting to get that air of desperation in many quarters which indicates a willingness to submit to ideologies and programs which are the antithesis of our beliefs and intents of the Founding Fathers and what the World War II generation believed in. The new leaders of our society will initiate a series of centralized planning promotions where nationalization of industries, partial or in total, will be praised for saving jobs, saving money and preserving retirement income. Do not believe any of it. The concept of socialism has been dumbed down by decades of deliberate neglect inside of our education system and the dangerous ideals of a little bit of Marxism being introduced to save capitalism is akin to using napalm to put out a house fire.

You might be asking, “If the government is promising to take care of us, how are these the really hard times?”

If you have to ask that question, you fit the bill of the DGI and should really start reading or getting out more often. The defacto partial nationalization of Citigroup and the Bank of America should be a screaming siren of warning to the average person but few will bat an eyebrow. It is time to be prepared to either do what you can to blunt this wave of socialist fervor or get ready to hunker down and hide as a capitalist in the caves and jungles of the world to wait for your next opportunity to profit.

This means the choice is yours, to be a willing enabler or to take a stand; to withdraw from their economic system or to comply and share your hard labor and profit with the masses. There is only one choice in my book.

It is time for Atlas to shrug.

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Obama’s Homosexual Bishop “Horrified How Christian” Inaugural Prayers Were.

Homosexual Bishop to give pre-Inaugural invocation at Lincoln Memorial for Obama.

“I am very clear that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won’t be quoting Scripture….this will be a prayer to “the god of our many understandings.”


Truly and utterly sickening.  This promoter of sin and abomination blessing Obama, should be a sacrilege to everyone of the Christian faith.  Perhaps it is fitting that a man who is proud of his sin, gives the prayer for a wanna-be man-god for President.

Psst, Gay Bishop Gene Robinson – God Ain’t Listening (Ps. 66:18 )

The Obama administration and America are heading into treacherous territory. There are certain kinds of behavior that seem to anger God more than others and at this point, America is already on shaky ground.

President-elect Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at a pre-inaugural event this Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” He states, “I am very clear that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won’t be quoting Scripture. The texts I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer.”

Robinson said he might address the prayer to “the god of our many understandings,” language that he said he learned from the 12-Step program he attended for his alcohol addiction. I’m sure that will please God and He will pour out His blessings upon this nation. Actually not.

God-hating nations have a short shelf life. I am not suggesting that one prayer means we are a nation that hates God. But inaugural events reverberate around the world, literally. All civilized nations are watching these events one way or another. God has blessed America abundantly.

He has kept us safe since 9/11. It seems to me that activities that revolve around the highest office in the land should acknowledge that. At this point we do not even know if Rick Warren will do so. I pray he does.
The root of America’s problems today are not social or even financial. 

They are spiritual. Too many in this great nation have told God to take a hike. Is it any wonder we are facing problems that are economic, weather-related, crime-related, immorality-related, and, well, you fill in the blank?

Romans 1:28-31 states, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God. . .”

Robinson is not a friend of God. He is ashamed of the gospel and uncomfortable praying a “Christian” prayer though the entire world may be watching.

Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with Liberty Alliance Action and Liberty Counsel, states, “It is a shame that President-elect Obama apparently has so little regard for his Christian constituents that he would give such a high place of honor to a self-styled man of God whose only claim to fame is that he abandoned his wife and children to enter, loudly and proudly, a sexually deviant lifestyle expressly condemned by the very Bible he’s ironically calling ‘holy and sacred.’ ” Barber continues, “Gene Robinson is little more than a radical homosexual activist in a clergyman’s clothing. In fact, his heretical rebellion against God’s express natural order, coupled with his selfish refusal to surrender his pulpit, has almost single- handedly devastated the U.S. Episcopal Church.”

It is doubtful that God’s wrath was taught at Trinity United Church of Christ. Obama was not informed that there are consequences when we are in God’s face. Yes, this is a bone thrown to the gay community to heal their wounds at the selection of Pastor Rick Warren, but it is a dangerous one. God and His Word will not be mocked.

Matt Barber concludes and rightly so, “As Gene Robinson prays for Barack Obama on Sunday, I would encourage all Bible- believing Christians to pray for him. Pray for his wife and children he left for a lie. Pray that he will repent, ‘go and sin no more,’ bringing others with him to the salvation only Christ can offer – a salvation our nation and world so desperately need.”

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The Holy Crowning and Anointing of Emperor-Pope Obama



Group anoints Inaugural Threshold and Walkway with oil after prayers, declaring it to be “a literal rite of passage for the new president”.


I have a problem with this.


Did America elect a President or a Pope?

Praying for our elected officials – even the Marxists – is indeed a scriptural admonition, so that we may live peaceably and worship God as He leads each of us without government infringement.


No other President coming into office has undergone such treatment in the 232 years we have been a nation.  When did we elect a A POPE? 

Annointing this narcissist with oil gives him the excuse to claim Divine Immunity and a Divine Mission – which in all practicality IS SATANIC.


Did Washington, or Adams or Jefferson allow themselves or their inaugural swearing-ins to be annointed with oil??????


God did NOT appoint this man, anymore than God wanted Israel to have a King. Israel REJECTED GOD as their king, so God gave them over to their debased minds – and set a king over them.

Today, America wants a king, a Divine, Dear Communist Leader who will grant them free healthcare and slow the ocean’s rising and stop global warming by his mere presence. America has REJECTED God and Christ, and with them, HAS REJECTED LIBERTY as their Sovereign, so God has given us over to our debased minds, and allowed us to have what we demanded: a king with a god-complex.

Horror follows such men who rise to high office.

And now, the willing dupes – the biblically-illiterate stooges are playing the Narcissist’s game, and ceremoniously anointing The One, Barrack The Hussein Obamanation with oil, and while thinking they do God service, they empower a demon.

Thousands Join in Virtual Prayer and Annointing of Obama Inaugural Walkway

Thousands of people from across the United States and even around the world have used the Internet to join in the prayers and anointing service held on January 7, by Reverends Rob Schenck and Patrick J. Mahoney at the site of the impending Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

The service, conducted by the two ministers along with Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia, was held at the interior threshold of the door Obama will pass through on his way out of the Capitol and onto the Inaugural stage where he will swear the Oath of Office on January 20. The group read scripture, offered prayers and used oil to anoint the doorposts of the arched walkway.

“This site will be a literal rite of passage for the new president,” said Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action, a Christian mission to elected and appointed officials on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

“The Bible commands us to pray for kings and all who are in authority. It should be our natural inclination to do so, and it can only do the new president and the country good to pray for him. I don’t care what your political sensibilities are, we all need prayer and we all need to pray.”

Schenck and Mahoney had initially been told by US Capitol police they could not conduct the service in the highly secure zone just a few feet from the balcony where the Chief Justice will administer the oath to Mr. Obama. When Congressman Broun signed onto the program, though, the police relented and allowed the group complete access.



Anointing this Marxist with oil, feeds his already massive hubris narcissism. In essence they will be tossing kerosene on top of an already roaring fire.

Notice Obama never dissuades the accolades and comparisons of himself to god by his sycophantic supporters.

From the Acropolis set constructed for his nomination, to his own claims that “a light will shine on down and make you vote for Barrack” – this guy should frighten the living hell out of you as a liberty-loving Christian American.

Does anyone even consider what going through a divine rite of anointing will do to a mind that says they will ‘lower the oceans’ by their mere desire? Do you not worry about what a divine rite will inspire this already twisted mindset to justify when he thinks he has a mandate to “rule” and create world peace?

I remember how beserk the media and the Left went when George Bush said he talked with God and consulted Him in prayer before making decisions.  But here they are silent.  Whatever happened to “separation of Church and State” with these clowns?  Or like all hypocrites – their application is selective?

We’re making this Marxist a freaking pontiff with such symbolic rites. He is already being sworn in on Abraham Lincoln’s bible and afterward, will be serving the “same food Lincoln enjoyed” at his Inaugural Luncheon. Crowning him with holy oil is akin to giving him license to declare that anything he does is ‘divine’.  Especially with the declaration that Obama is bringing us a “New Birth of Freedom”.

Whatever happened to the old freedom, the Constitutional liberties these same Marxists have eroded for the last five decades plus?  What is this “New Freedom” they speak of?

God preserve us from such madness!

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Obama: An Ingenious Lack of Specificity

It is worth noting after I read this essay by Ross Mackenzie, the amazing similarity of those who shrouded themselves in mystery, allowing their adulating crowds and handlers define them while their ambitions were written in autobiographies that if their people had read and understood them – such madmen would never have been allowed to come to power.

What Sort of Change Does Obama Have in Mind?

Ross Mackenzie


In the contemporary environment of all Obama all the time, who does not know that, come Tuesday, the nation will have a new president?

Barack Obama arrives at the presidency bearing the goodwill of many (including your correspondent) and the messianic hopes of many more. The latter group has elevated him above criticism. Jesse Jackson sees in him “theological qualities.” Congressman Bobby Rush, who once opposed him, regards his election as part of God’s plan. A press that Obama does not particularly like accords him a reverence comparable only to media adulation of JFK.

Yet as a people we know precious little about Obama, at least partly because a national press, consumed with combing Wasilla, Alaska, to get the goods on Sarah Palin, could muster neither the resources nor the interest — nor hence the will — to plow the Chicago garden in which Obama (and, e.g., Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich) took political root. Odd — isn’t it? — Obama’s conspicuous silence about the all-consuming corruption in Chicago and Illinois, despite his eloquence about its ill effects in, for instance, the Kenya of his heritage.

Either by nature or by choice, Obama is opaque. If by choice, the decision may flow from his discipleship of extremist Saul Alinsky (another Alinsky disciple: Hillary Clinton), who urged ideologically compatible pols to say or do whatever they must to win elections while revealing as little as possible about their beliefs.

Tellingly, Obama has written that, in 1983, college classmates inquired what he would be doing in his chosen profession as a community organizer: “I couldn’t tell them directly. Instead, I’d pronounce on the need for change — change in the White House, change in the Congress, change in the mood of the country.”

Obama does indeed have the potential to be a transformational president, to move the country from what it is toward something else. He has buckets of money, popular support, and a Congress pliant as rarely before. He has disclosed little about his intentions by what he has said, but much by the company he has kept (for instance Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and now by the appointments he is making.

Such as:

A multiplicity of Clinton administration retreads. An attorney general who (1) led the Justice Department effort to return Elian Gonzalez to the arms of Fidel Castro and (2) worked to commute the sentences of two Weather Underground domestic terrorists. A labor secretary who is the daughter of a Teamster. A treasury secretary who has had to explain why he did not fully pay his income taxes. An education secretary who (1) as superintendent in Chicago oversaw schools whose students still greatly lag national averages in English and math, and (2) urged creation of a separate-but-equal school for students with alternative affectional preferences.

And, more broadly:

Communications-team recruits from adamantly leftist lobbies. Science and energy appointees who embrace Al Gore’s “green” agenda on issues from drilling and the climate and automobile mileage standards to coal and nuclear power and “alternative” fuels. In foreign policy, those who stress rapping with terrorists and downplay the need — even ultimately — to intervene. But, on the economy, an army of militant interventionists who, with all barriers now collapsed, will roll the federal juggernaut into private (and private-sector) lives to an extent unscreened in even the most ghoulish nightmares.

So to borrow from the Johnny Carson Show, Heeeere’s Barack!

…And unquestionably — in concert with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, et al. — he will accomplish change. But change to what?

Given the amalgam that is his constituency, will he oppose easing (or lifting) the military’s Clinton-imposed “don’t ask don’t tell” policy? Will he resist Big Labor demands for still more anti-business advantages in union organizing drives? Will he, as he said in July, “end this war (in Iraq) — my first day in office”? And bomb Pakistan, as he famously suggested? And talk Iran out of developing nuclear weapons to rub out Israel and terrorize the Western world?

Biographer David Mendell has noted about Barack Obama “an ingenious lack of specificity.” That has helped make him, even now, essentially a blank slate. Some years back, a Democratic operative told Rolling Stone, “People don’t come to Obama for what he has done. They come because of what they hope he can be.”

He could be, likely will be, a transformational president. In his ideological predilections and in his appointments, one finds key indicators of what sort of transformation — what sort of change — he has in mind. They don’t make for easy sleeping. Goodwill for Obama, and high hopes for his presidency? Of course. Still, for the nation, the signs provide little comfort. Maybe that is because not all change is for the better. Going to hell is a form of change, too.



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