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Obama’s New Devious Plan To SABOTAGE Trump

George W. Bush refused to comment publicly on Barack Obama’s presidency, and we never heard any criticism come out of his mouth.


With Donald Trump as the president now, would Obama uphold the precedent set by Bush? He said in November that he wouldn’t criticize Trump, unless he felt that the Trump administration was “attacking American values.”

From Allen B. West

And as if on cue, not one week after leaving office, Obama said he was “heartened” by the anti-travel ban protesters.

While one could argue whether this was open criticism, it gives some insight into what Obama has planned, and it’s downright unnerving. Seems B. Hussein is going right back to his community-organizing roots…with a vengeance.

As the New York Post reported:

He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.

Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, Obamacare, race relations and climate change.
Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.

“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished. Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”

Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”

HOW OBAMA IS SCHEMING TO SABOTAGE TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

 

How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency
By Paul Sperry February 11, 2017 | 12:52pm

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When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.

Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.

Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.

“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”

Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”

Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013.

OFA, in IRS filings, says it trains young activists to develop “organizing skills.” Armed with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, OFA plans to get out the vote for Democratic candidates it’s grooming to win back Congress and erect a wall of resistance to Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.

It will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.

Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within two miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he’s fortifying with construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also open an office there, along with the Obama Foundation.

The 55-year-old Obama is not content to go quietly into the night like other ex-presidents
Critical to the fight is rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party. Obama hopes to install his former civil-rights chief Tom Perez at the helm of the Democratic National Committee.

Perez is running for the vacant DNC chairmanship, vowing “It’s time to organize and fight . . . We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments;” while also promising, “We’re going to build the strongest grass-roots organizing force this country has ever seen.”

The 55-year-old Obama is not content to go quietly into the night like other ex-presidents.

“You’re going to see me early next year,” he said after the election, “and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff.”

Added the ex-president: “Point is, I’m still fired up and ready to go.”

Paul Sperry is the author of “The Great American Bank Robbery,” which details the link between race-based housing policies and the mortgage crisis.

Obama Voting Scandal Engulfs Washington…Democrats Caught CHEATING?!

Liberals were all up in arms about the Russians “helping” Donald Trump win the election.

But what about Democrat election fraud? What about when Democrats were caught rigging polls and skewing results?

That was why Americans were stunned when Trump won; the weighted and biased polls produced by the mainstream media told us it was essentially impossible.

And speaking of the entirely unreliable leftist-oriented media, these “reporters” have been dumping filthy lies on the American public for FAR too long. Shouldn’t we pay attention to that, as Trump is always saying?

Now, a new question, and it’s one Democrats will really hate:

Did Obama’s Department of Homeland Security attempt to intimidate Georgia’s Secretary of State by breaking into its electronic elections systems?

It certainly seems to be shaping up that way. Trying to follow the paper trail of this deeply disturbing attempt by the Federal government to bully a State’s administrator is nearly impossible at the moment simply because there is no paper trail of which to speak.

So, to help you out, here are the “Cliffnotes” version of this emerging scandal are as follows:

1. The Obama administration issues an order through the Department of Homeland Security which designates all local and state election machinery as part of federal “critical infrastructure” (TRANSLATION: Feds have complete control over election systems in every State!)
2. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp declares that he opposes such a designation
3. After opposition begins to occur to such a designation, several “scans” of Georgia’s election network are blocked by its Firewall
4. Directly leading up to November’s election, there is an uptick in these “scans”
5. The Obama administration, in a temper tantrum, pushes Department of Homeland Security Director, Jeh Johnson, to unilaterally make the “designation” official
6. Multiple State-level Secretaries of State (Republican & Democrat) protest such a move
7. More “scans” are thwarted by Georgia’s election systems Firewall
8. Kemp tracks the “scans” to be originating from an IP address that matches the Department of Homeland Security
9. When Kemp asks Johnson about these “scans”, the Director lies
10. Johnson is now out of the DHS, but Inspector General Roth is now convinced that something strange was going on behind the scenes and intends on exposing the truth

The Daily Caller:

“If Roth’s investigation shows Johnson or his subordinates deliberately used federal cybersecurity resources to penetrate a state election system in order to pressure a state official over a policy dispute, it could represent a significant scandal for Johnson and for the outgoing Obama administration.

The ‘scans’ are attacks to test security weaknesses in a network. It’s called the electronic equivalent of ‘rattling doorknobs’ to see if they’re unlocked — or on a darker side, to send a message to a recipient.

DHS cannot launch scans without the permission of state officials. Kemp, in a December 8 letter to Johnson noted, ‘At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network.’

The attacks against Kemp’s network — which also contains corporate information of registered companies in the state as well as professional licenses — began on Feb. 2.

The last effort to penetrate the Georgia system, which Kemp called a ‘large attack,’ occurred Nov. 15, a week after the election but before the state certified its results.“

This appears to be more of the same for the Obama administration and its officials.

Going back all the way to the beginning eight long years ago when people like Van Jones and Cass Sundstein were involved in scandalous behavior and activities behind the scenes, it is obvious that underhanded and devious implementation of government power and authority was a mere afterthought with these types of autocrats.

Remember when we found out Hillary Clinton earned 800,000 illegal votes in the election? Yeah, well, maybe that’s not all the Democrats did to ensure some votes for their side.

Hopefully, between Representative Jason Chaffetz and IG Roth, we’ll possibly get to the bottom of this dereliction of duty on the part of Homeland Security and outright lawbreaking on the part of Barack Obama.

As always, I’m not hopeful. But I would joyfully welcome a new day in Washington.

Details From Trump’s First ISIS Raid LEAKED! Our ENEMIES KNEW WE WERE COMING! – A OBAMA SETUP

– The collaborator media has been attacking President Trump and his Defense Dept after a ‘botched’ raid in Yemen resulted in the death of a Navy Seal. The raid took place earlier this week but now we are learning that the Pentagon now thinks the enemies knew we were coming.

“Al-Qaeda fighters seemed ready for Sunday’s deadly Navy SEAL raid in Yemen.”

The source also claimed, “it was clear that the AQAP fighters in the compound knew the Americans were coming and engaged them with heavy weapons.”

It has been reported that over a dozen Al- Qaeda terrorists and as many as 30 civilians were killed in the raid. Tragically, William “Ryan” Owens an American Navy Seal offered up the ultimate sacrifice for out country during the failed raid. THE MISSION HAD BEEN PLANNED OVER 2 MONTHS AGO DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Obama never actually executed the raid, his excuse was that they were waiting for a moonless night, which never came to pass between the time the raid was planned and Obama’s departure as President.

“Obama administration aides had deliberated extensively over the proposed operation, weighing the value of any information that might be recovered against the risk to the Special Operations forces plunging into hostile territory.”

The Trump White House has told the press that the raid was vetted and signed off on by the Obama Administration back in January.

LIBERTY WRITERS NEWS REPORTS THAT:
“Rumors are now surfacing that since the Obama administration had extensive knowledge of the operation and our enemies knew we were coming, officials under Obama tipped off the militants in order to botch Trump’s first military raid.

The idea isn’t far-fetched, especially given Trump’s recent friction with some in the Intelligence community.

The Washington elites have already proven that they will do ANYTHING to make Trump’s presidency hell, this would just be another example.”

If it turns out to be true that members of the Obama Administration are telling our enemies about our raids ahead of time, costing American lives, you can be sure Trump will find out and make sure the guilty parties face treason and/or sedition charges as the law demands.

 

Obama Broke 78 Laws As President… Here’s The List

 

The list is might long, and is a striking record of Obama’s real legacy — the one the media pundits and Democrats will not tell you about:

1) Illegally armed Mexican drug cartels and ISIS militants

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and stopped tracking those weapons once they crossed the border so the administration could later blame the Second Amendment.

“The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently ordered one of its own agents to purchase firearms with taxpayer money, and sell them directly to a Mexican drug cartel,” the New York Post reported. “Let that sink in: After months of pretending that ‘Fast and Furious’ was a botched surveillance operation of illegal gun-running spearheaded by the ATF and the US attorney’s office in Phoenix, it turns out that the government itself was selling guns to the bad guys.”

Even more shocking, President Obama authorized a shipment of guns to the Syrian opposition, a.k.a. ISIS-linked militants, on the exact same day he demanded more gun control in response to the Oregon shooting.

“…The President also emphasized to his team that the U.S. would continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters the war-torn country,” CNN reported in October.

But virtually all of the rebels in Syria have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State since at least 2013.

“The Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council, the vaunted bulwarks of the moderate opposition, only really exist in hotel lobbies and the minds of Western diplomats,” Journalist Ben Reynolds wrote in November. “There is simply no real separation between ‘moderate’ rebel groups and hardline Salafists allied with al-Qaeda.”

2) Attempting to shut down gun stores outside of law

In a classic case of criminal racketeering, the U.S. Department of Justice was pressuring banks to refuse service to gun stores in a program entitled Operation Choke Point.

Under the program started in 2014 if not before, the DOJ was attempting to shut down legal gun dealers by coercing financial institutions to close the bank and merchant accounts associated with their businesses.

In 2012, Bank of America told a gun company, McMillan Group International, that because the company was expanding into firearms manufacturing, the bank no longer wanted McMillan’s business.

“We have to assess the risk of doing business with a firearms-related industry,” the bank’s representative told operations director Kelly McMillan.

And not long after, BitPay, a U.S.-based bitcoin processor, likewise refused to do business with gun dealer Michael Cargill of Central Texas Gunworks due to a similar policy.

3) Spent tax dollars to re-settle illegals inside U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has been purchasing bus tickets and vouchers for illegal immigrants in order to ship them deeper into the country at taxpayers’ expense, according to a McAllen, Texas city official.

“They’re not bringing them here, they’re bringing them to our bus terminals because that’s where the Border Patrol understands that they have transportation to go to the interior,” McAllen, Texas City Attorney Kevin Pagan said in an interview with Infowars. “So they’re dropping them off and it’s our understanding that they were dropped off with tickets or with vouchers for tickets, but it turns out that some of them tonight didn’t have their tickets or their vouchers for tickets, or like I said their buses are tomorrow, so they have no where to stay.”

Several months earlier, Obama ordered the Border Patrol to stand down from protecting the border and enforcing immigration laws.

“We are simply being ordered to stand down and stop tracking and trying to apprehend the criminals,” Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, told Breitbart.

4) Using executive action to restrict Second Amendment

Obama decided to use his “pen and his phone” to enact gun control without Congressional approval.

“Without a Democratic majority in Congress, and faced with a GOP that is firmly against any form of gun control measures, Obama has repeatedly warned that he would act on his own,” Zero Hedge reported.

For one thing, Obama is attempting to require private sellers to conduct background checks.

“The action, officials explained, would include guidance on how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will now determine who is “engaged in the business” of selling firearms under federal law and, therefore, who is required to obtain a license to sell firearms,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Obama may also try and prevent people on the no-fly list from being able to purchase guns, which violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process by allowing the government to deprive people of their rights based only on suspicion.

Additionally, numerous law-abiding Americans have been wrongly placed on the No-Fly list due to false information, clerical errors or political persecution.

“The U.S. government maintains a massive watchlist system that risks stigmatizing hundreds of thousands of people – including U.S. citizens – as terrorism suspects based on vague, overbroad, and often secret standards and evidence,” the ACLU reported. “The consequences of being placed on a government watchlist can be far-reaching; they can include questioning, harassment, or detention by authorities, or even an indefinite ban on air travel.”

5) Illegally targeted conservative groups via IRS

Obama’s IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional “reviews” of their tax status applications.

Organizations with the phrases “tea party” or “patriot” in their names were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide information about their family members, their social media posts and a list of donors.

Obama had met with a key IRS official who was involved in the targeting just two days before the key official told his colleagues how to target conservative groups. The Daily Caller reported:

The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS inspector general’s report.

During Obama’s first four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made 157 visits to the White House.

“This is more visits to the White House – by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member during Obama’s first term,” Journalist Tim Brown revealed. “By comparison, during the four years that Mark Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made only one visit to the White House.”

6) Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists

In May 2013, Associated Press reported:

“The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.”

Obtaining these phone records required approval from former Attorney General Eric Holder.

7) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval

Obama violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libyawithout Congressional approval.

8) Expanded Bush’s unconstitutional government faith-based programs

Obama actually expanded the federal government’s faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.

9) Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act

Obama renewed the Patriot Act in 2011.

10) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges

Obama signed an unconstitutional bill that gave the U.S. government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.

11) Supports unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping

President Obama is a huge supporter of warrantless wiretapping.

12) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process, to which then-U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said was an impeachable offense.

13) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees

After Boeing hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new factory in South Carolina in 2011, the Obama administration ordered the company to close it down because the factory was non-union.

14) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors.

“Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds,” according to Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law.

15) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had embezzled government funds

Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin in 2009 after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misusing AmeriCorps funding to pay for political activities.

Later on, a bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials and legal scholars signed a letter stating Walpin’s firing was politically motivated.

16) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

But once it was passed, the Congressional Budget Office said Obamacare would cause at least seven million people to lose their insurance.

17) Lied about the cost of Obamacare

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised:

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize.”

However, not long after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported it would add over $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

18) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed the money was for “green energy”

In 2009, the Obama administration gave $535 million to green-energy company Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs, but the company soon went bankrupt.

It was later revealed the company’s executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials.

19) Had “off the record” meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times said the Obama administration officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee houses near the White House to avoid the disclosure requirements for White House visitors.

20) Had armed SWAT agents raid a law-abiding guitar factory because it was owned by a Republican

President Obama had an armed SWAT team raid the Gibson guitar factory and seized guitars and other property from the factory – without any charges being filed.

Obama’s so-called justification for the raid was that Gibson had broken environmental laws from India regarding the imported wood that Gibson had been using, but C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons’s competitor, had used the exact same imported wood.

The difference? Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson, was a Republicandonor, whereas Chris Martin IV, the CEO of Martin, was a Democraticdonor.

21) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees

Late U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat, expressed concerns that Obama’s dozens of czars appointed in 2009 might violate the U.S. Constitution because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate.

Another Democrat, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, shared a similar sentiment.

22) Tried to outlaw family farms

The Obama administration wanted to eradicate family farms in 2012 by trying to prohibit farm children under 18 from working in various farm-related activities.

23) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

Obama nominated Timothy Broas to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands after Broas donated at least $500,000 to Obama’s 2012 campaign.

24) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been under Bush

Under the Obama administration, the TSA has been giving very invasive pat-downs on young children which would otherwise constitute child molestation.

25) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act request

The Obama administration demanded the Goldwater Institute pay nearly $79,000before it would share public records via the Freedom of Information Act.

26) Stole money from retired Delphi employees

Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi employees in 2009.

27) Used “off the books” funding for military interventionism

Anti-war activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off-the-books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when the president requested over $83 billion from Congress for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

28) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts

The Obama administration pressured the Ford Motor Company to stop criticizing Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler in a TV ad.

29) Tried to silence video on YouTube

Obama actually asked a Jewish singing group to take down its video from the Internet in 2011.

30) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the passage of Obamacare

Obama gave some of his favorite organizations an exemption from some Obamacare requirements.

Many of these organizations were unions that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but then afterwards wanted exemptions from the very same law they forced on everyone else.

The Constitution, however, requires the law to treat everyone as equals.

The Washington Times said of this:

“Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.”

“The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”

“More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.”

31) Defended Bush administration’s unconstitutional, unwarranted use of GPS device

The Obama administration opposed the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling against the Bush administration over the installation of a GPS tracking device on someone’s car without a warrant.

32) Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts

Attorneys General from nine states listed 21 illegal acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

33) Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used illegal drugs

The Obama administration tried to shut down a mom-and-pop bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal drugs.

34) Made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess

Obama violated the Constitution by making four recess appointments when Congress was not in recess in Jan. 2012.

A federal appeals court later ruled that Obama’s appointments had violated the Constitution.

35) Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for everyone else

President Obama signed a 2013 bill providing armed guards for himself and his wife for the rest of the lives.

But when Obama was an Illinois state senator in 2004, he voted againstcitizens keeping guns in their own homes to protect themselves and their families.

36) Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship

Obama once gave 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt while it was under a Sharia dictatorship.

37) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to support

Obama’s 2012 campaign was fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws.

38) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to part time

The New York Times said Obamacare “sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.”

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, many businesses and even colleges switched some of their employees from full time to part time.

Leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE penned a 2013 letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi stating that Obamacare will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation.”

39) Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush’s

when it came to honoring requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama’s record was far worse than that of George W. Bush.

40) Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant

Obama’s Justice Department once argued in favor of installing hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant.

41) Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens

During an experiment, a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5 donations to both Obama’s campaign and Mitt Romney’s campaign.

While the Romney campaign rejected both donations, the Obama website accepted them cheerfully.

42) Lied about the Benghazi attack

After four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, in Sept. 2012, the Obama administration falsely claimed the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at YouTube.

Even more, the Obama administration took an entire week before it acknowledged the attacks as terrorism.

And although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions to its versions of the incident, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carneyfalsely claimed that only a “single adjustment” had been made.

ABC News later published a complete list of all the changes to the White House talking points.

43) Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video

The Obama administration actually phoned YouTube in 2012 to complain about an anti-Muslim video.

“It does make us nervous when the government throws its weight behind any requests for censorship,” Ben Wizner of the ACLU said.

44) Falsely said that Fast and Furious was started when Bush was President

Obama lied when he said Fast and Furious had “begun under the previous administration” in 2012.

Fast and Furious actually began around September 2009, months after Bush left office.

45) Illegally refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius after she violated campaign finance laws

Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, was caught violating campaign finance laws in 2012, but despite federal law requiring Obama to fire her over the illegal activity, he refused to do so.

46) Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000

People who raised or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a pro-Obama political group, would be given “the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.”

47) Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers – even though the House had already voted against them

The Obama administration ignored the House’s rejection of new restrictions on prescription painkillers by adopting them anyway.

48) Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his first five years

Despite being legally required to submit a budget by the first Monday in February, Obama broke this law at least four times.

In contrast, since 1921, no President had missed this deadline more than once.

49) Fined UPS $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs

Obama forced UPS to pay $40 million in 2013 because some of its customers had used the company to ship illegal drugs.

50) Added 20,000 extra pages to Obamacare without Congressional approval

After Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages to it even though those extra pages were not voted on by Congress.

51) Waited until after the 2012 election to release unpopular Obamacare rules

The New York Times reported in 2013:

… even fervent supporters of the law admit that things are going worse than expected.

… the Obama administration didn’t want to release unpopular rules before the election.

Everything is turning out to be more complicated than originally envisioned.

A law that was very confusing has become mind-boggling… Americans are just going to be overwhelmed and befuddled. Many are just going to stay away, even if they are eligible for benefits.

52) Tried to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space

The Obama administration was trying to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum spacein a manner that would favor Sprint and T-Mobile over its competitors.

53) Put someone in jail for making an anti-Muslim video

Politico reported in 2013:

“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.”

“You won’t find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course. As a practical matter, though, everyone knows that Nakoula wouldn’t be in jail today if he hadn’t produced a video crudely lampooning the prophet Muhammad.”

“In the weeks after the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama administration claimed the terrorist assault had been the outgrowth of a demonstration against the Nakoula video. The administration ran public service announcements in Pakistan featuring President Barack Obama saying the U.S. had nothing to do with it. In a speech at the United Nations around this time, the president declared – no doubt with Nakoula in mind – ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.’”

54) Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating him for the ambassadorship to Canada

Obama nominated Bruce Heyman to be the ambassador to Canada in 2013after Heyman raised more than $1 million for Obama.

55) Asked contractors to disclose their political donations before bidding on government contracts

Obama asked contractors to disclose their political donations before bidding on federal contracts in 2011.

56) Falsely accused a law abiding news reporter of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation

The Obama administration falsely labeled Fox contributor James Rosen as “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.

The New York Times reported:

With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.

Leak investigations usually focus on the source, not the reporter. But, in this case, federal prosecutors also asked a federal judge for permission to examine Mr. Rosen’s personal e-mails, arguing that “there is probable cause to believe” Mr. Rosen is “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak.

Though Mr. Rosen was not charged, the F.B.I. request for his e-mail account was granted secretly in late May 2010. The government was allowed to rummage through Mr. Rosen’s e-mails for at least 30 days.

The Washington Post also said:

“The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of.

To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job – seeking out information the government doesn’t want made public – deprives Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other constitutional rights are based. Guns? Privacy? Due process? Equal protection? If you can’t speak out, you can’t defend those rights, either.

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the Benghazi “talking points.” If the administration is spying on reporters and accusing them of criminality just for asking questions – well, who knows what else this crowd is capable of doing?”

57) Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself for lying under oath

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath when he said he had nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox reporter James Rosen, even though his own signature on the search warrant.

In response, Obama asked Holder to investigate himself!

58) Used Obamacare to illegally give the IRS additional powers without approval from Congress

The Washington Post reported in 2013:

[Obamacare] allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes no mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal exchanges.

The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May 2012 regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits outside the state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous law. But the language of the law is not ambiguous. And health scholars Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive recent analysis, find no justification for the IRS’s ruling in the legislative history of Obamacare….

So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10 years on benefits that were not authorized by Congress.

59) Illegally solicited donations from health insurers

In May 2013, Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius illegally solicited donations from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare.

60) Proposed military interventionism in Syria

Obama proposed the U.S. oust the Syrian government in 2013 by military action.

61) Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use

Obama refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees illegally used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases.

62) Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had criticized his policies on Twitter

Obama ordered the Secret Service to visit the home of Tom Francois, a law abiding citizen who had criticized Obama’s policies on Twitter in 2013.

The Secret Service later admitted that Francois had not made any threats against the president.

63) Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother’s so-called “charity”

The Daily Caller reported the IRS had taken the “unprecedented” step of approving a non-profit application within just one month from the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called “charity” which was headed by Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s brother.

Additionally, the IRS illegally gave retroactive approval for the organization’s tax exempt status and had illegally solicited tax deductible donations even though it did not have legal approval to do so.

64) Illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate

In July 2013, Obama delayed the employer mandate part of Obamacare until January 2015, even though Congress set it to begin a year prior.

Obama effectively rewrote a law without approval from Congress, which is highly illegal.

65) Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close, which destroyed 120,000 jobs

Obama cost 120,000 people their jobs by illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close in 2009.

66) Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal aliens who all used the same address

The IRS gave nearly 24,000 tax refunds worth a total of nearly $47 million to illegal aliens in 2011 using the same address in Atlanta, Ga.

67) Used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests against George Zimmerman

Obama actually used tax money to pay federal employees to organizeprotests against George Zimmerman in 2012.

68) Illegally continued giving foreign aid to Egypt after it had a coup

The Obama administration said it would illegally continue giving foreign aid to Egypt after its coup.

69) Broke promise to end Bush’s surveillance of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of committing a crime

Obama lied when he said he would end Bush’s illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens not suspected of committing a crime.

70) Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made… If you’ve got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

This was a complete lie.

71) Illegally seized a privately owned gun from a law abiding citizen

After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, the Obama administrationannounced it would seize his gun anyway, a violation of both the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Fifth Amendment.

72) Illegally prevented individual employees of small businesses from choosing their own plan during the first year of Obamacare

Obamacare requires that individual employees of small businesses be allowed to choose their own insurance plan during the first year of Obamacare, but the Obama administration kept them from doing so.

73) Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges

The Obama administration refuses to verify the income of people whoreceive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges.

74) Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments without Congressional approval

Obama once again illegally rewrote Obamacare by delaying payment caps for one year.

75) Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an “independent” body</strong

Obama assigned National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who had falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting information on U.S. citizens, to establish an “independent” investigation of NSA surveillance.

The list doesn’t need to end at 75:

76) Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to head the FCC

Obama nominated former cable TV lobbyist and Obama fundraiser Tom Wheeler to head the FCC in 2013. Wheeler had previously been the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which is a lobbying organization for the cable TV industry.

77) Tried to violate defendants’ right to a fair trial

In August 2013, Reuters reported:

“A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.”

78) Threatened internet service providers with contempt of court if they did not install surveillance software

The Obama administration had pressured internet service providers to install surveillance software in 2013 so that it could monitor internet traffic without a warrant, a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The ISPs who refused were later threatened by the administration with contempt of court.

We’d like to give Claire Bernish of TheFreeThoughtProject.com a special thanks for compiling this list of Obama’s criminal actions, which have now been recorded for all future generations see.

Journalist Report Reveals 17 Occurrences Obama Administration Broke Constitutional Law


He just made his own laws

We all know that Obama had no regard for America and its citizens. He never should have been elected on the simple premise that he isn’t even a citizen. Maybe if he had been, he would have known our Constitution a little better and wouldn’t have broken it so many times.

The list of ways he did break the law could go on for pages. A new look at his 8 long years in office reveals a very stark picture. He should be renamed Criminal-in-Chief for these blatant violations of Constitutional law.

Obama went straight to criminal racketeering here. Under his direction, the Department of Justice was pressuring banks to refuse service to gun stores in a program entitled Operation Choke Point. Starting in 2014 and probably earlier, the DOJ was attempting to shut down legal gun dealers by coercing financial institutions to close the bank and merchant accounts associated with their businesses.

Obama’s IRS illegally targeted conservative groups for additional “reviews” of their tax status applications. Organizations with key phrases such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their names were singled out. They were required to provide information about their family members, social media posts and a list of donors. Obama met with an IRS official who was involved in the targeting just two days before that official told his colleagues how to target conservative groups.

How about a little illegal monitoring? Obama secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists. AP reported, “The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news. In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012.”

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process. Three are known to have died in CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2011; Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son and Samir Khan. The fourth, Jude Kennan Mohammad, a Florida native indicted in North Carolina in 2009 was killed in Pakistan, where the CIA has operated a drone campaign against terrorism suspects for nearly a decade. His death was previously unreported.

He decided that retired teachers and police officers had plenty of money so he started stealing it. During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. According to a law professor at New York University School of Law, “Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds.”

Always one to help a friend in need, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin in 2009 after Walpin accused Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misusing AmeriCorps funding to pay for political activities.
In 2010, the Obama administration officials held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee houses near the White House to avoid the disclosure requirements for White House visitors.

Late Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat, expressed concerns that Obama’s dozens of czars appointed in 2009 violated the U.S. Constitution because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. Another Democrat, Senator Russ Feingold, shared a similar sentiment.

Obama auctioned off appointments to the biggest donors. He nominated Timothy Broas to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands after Broas donated at least $500,000 to Obama’s 2012 campaign.

He illegally demanded money for a Freedom of Information Act Request. As sleazy as this sounds; it was worse. The Obama administration demanded the Goldwater Institute pay nearly $79,000 before it would share public records via the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of speech? Not with Obama. He actually asked a Jewish singing group to take down its video from the Internet in 2011.

Obama, protecting his pet program, gave some organizations an exemption from Obamacare requirements. Many of these organizations had supported the passage of Obamacare, but then afterwards wanted exemptions from the very same law they forced on everyone else.

He was always a supporter of terrorists, no matter what he told the public. Obama once gave 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt while it was under a Sharia dictatorship.

On his time or not at all; Despite being required to submit a budget by the first Monday in February, Obama neglected to submit the budget by the legal deadline at least four times. Since 1921, no President had missed this deadline more than once.

Guilty but he doesn’t care

He needed Obamacare to pass. So he waited until it did and then added 20,000 extra pages to it. Those extra pages were never voted on by Congress.

Again supporting his Muslim friends he made Nakoula Basseley Nakoula the first person in American history to be jailed for “violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.”

Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself! That’s right. Holder was found to be lying under oath when he said he had nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox reporter James Rosen, even though his own signature on the search warrant. Shocker; he wasn’t guilty.

Let’s not give him too much credit, he knew the Constitution, he just didn’t care. We now have a President who actually respects American laws and we shouild all be grateful that Obama isn’t around to keep using his power for evil.

Now That Obama Is Gone, AWFUL TRUTHS We All Suspected Are Being Uncovered

You can always assess a person’s priorities based on how and where they spend their money. In the realm of politics, budgets and spending are clear evidence of what is important to the politician.

The preamble of our Constitution clearly lays down the missions, and priorities of our federal government. It states:

From Allen B. West

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Notice it says nothing about establishing “social” justice. And, I’m quite sure sanctuary cities that harbor criminal illegal aliens don’t ensure domestic tranquility — sadly something Kate Steinle encountered.

But I want to draw your attention to these words: “provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare.” There’s a huge difference in these two phrases based upon the verbs provide and promote. The verb provide is active, while the verb promote is passive. In other words, a very important aspect of our federal government is it actively seeks to provide for our defense — our security.

At the same time, the federal government is supposed to promote our general welfare — in essence, allow us to pursue our happiness. But, somehow, these words have been juxtaposed, and, for the last eight years, we’ve had a federal government, under progressive socialist control, that sought to provide the general welfare while just promoting our common defense. A big difference when it comes to policies…and spending.

As reported by the venerable Terence Jeffrey at CNSNews.com:

“Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements” — aka welfare — than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget.
Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962–which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016.

In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal 2014, total national defense spending exceeded means-tested entitlement spending.

In fiscal year 1962, for example, the federal government spent more than twelve times as much money on national defense ($52,345,000,000) as it did on means-test entitlements ($4,300,000,000).

However, national defense spending peaked in 2011, when it hit $705,554,000,000. By contrast, means-tested entitlement spending has increased each year since 2012.

Finally, in fiscal 2015, it exceeded national defense spending for the first time.
The fiscal 2016 numbers published in the OMB’s Historical Tables are estimates, but they show means-tested entitlements exceeding national defense spending $709,600,000,000 to $604,452,000,000.”

Now, of course the progressive socialist left will come back with the typical retort of “uncaring conservatives,” which isn’t the case. The difference is, conservatives believe we should have a safety net, not a hammock. Under Barack Obama we saw an incredible increase in American poverty, food stamp enrollment, and an expansion of Medicaid — which was meant to cover folks under the poverty line.

Now, never forget that during the Obama reign, America went from $10.67 trillion to $20 trillion in debt, and what did we get? We have more Americans dependent on government and its welfare nanny-state. We have a military that’s been decimated and depleted to the point where aviation maintenance crews are scouring museums and bone yards for spare parts. We don’t have adequate carrier coverage in the Persian Gulf. We’re driving our men and women in uniform into the ground due to incessant combat tours of duty. No, we don’t need to police the world, but we need to have a deterrent capability and capacity to provide security, and be able to engage and defeat the enemy on the ground, when called upon.

BARACK OBAMA AND THE SOWING OF MINEFIELDS


By John F. Di Leo –

Reflections on Barack Obama’s legacy…

While there is nothing particularly “happy” about warfare, some aspects are even more distasteful than others. There must be shooting in battles; there must be conquest of land; this is what warfare is made of. But some tactics go too far… such as mines.

In the 1990s, for example, the Ottawa Convention sought to put a global end to the use of mines – both land and sea varieties – an aspect of warfare that still costs several thousand lives per year worldwide, even long after the wars in which they were used have ended.

In warfare, the value of a mine is, of course, the fact that it can be left behind, without an army or navy contingent remaining in place to operate it. You just sow mines in a bay or harbor, or plant landmines on a valuable territory or along a border, and nobody dares return there without quickly becoming a casualty. Often horrific, but tactically advantageous. Sometimes justifiable if you’re the one on the right side in the war in question. Particularly horrible if you’re not.

But the biggest problem with mines is what happens after the war is over. Since mines have no expiration date, they remain a danger forever, decades after peace treaties are signed. There are still mines, dating back to WWII and other conflicts of half a century to a century ago, long-forgotten, awaiting the day when an innocent fishing trawler or pleasure boat, construction crew or vacationing family on a hike, will stumble into them with fatal consequences.

Politics is a Minefield

In United States politics, one could argue that there are two kinds of political actions that an administration implements. There are the ones that are easily reversed by the next administration… and those that are very difficult or even impossible to overturn, continuing to raise monkeywrenches in the future, foiling or at least slowing the ability of future administrations to accomplish their agendas.

If one administration raises a fee, the next can reduce it. If one congress raises a tax rate, the next can reduce that too. A law can be overturned by another law; an executive order can be overturned by an executive order.

But there are minefields as well, and that’s the challenge of the hour:

Before we continue, we should proudly acknowledge that this can be a good thing. Though Barack Obama didn’t use the term “minefield” when he spoke of the Constitution, he was certainly notably derisive of it throughout his two terms in the Oval Office. He complained that the Constitution held back his ability to do things – and sure enough, many of his administration’s most destructive efforts were successfully stymied by court challenges that cited specific lines of our 229-year-old Constitution. Every line of that magnificent document remains a well-placed mine, blowing up the treasonous efforts of modern statists to transform America into a socialist autocracy.

But today, at this moment, as the Obama administration finally recedes into the dustbin of history, the minefields that he and his appointees have planted must be our concern.

Just as the Carter era Community Reinvestment Act was a mine that blew up the housing sector in the 2000s after the Clinton administration activated it, just as the reasonable “General Welfare” clause of the Constitution has been reinterpreted by rogue politicians and courts throughout our history to justify any government expansion they desired, the Obama administration has consciously planted thousands of mines in the American political and social theaters, to do damage in the future, long after they’ve left the scene.

There are thousands of distinct, individual mines that the Obama nomenklatura has planted in our landscape, from newly created bureaucracies to civil service appointees who are exempt from firing… from barely noticeable regulations in minor agencies to lifelong appointees in the federal courts, who can never be ejected except by individual impeachment.

These constitute, arguably, the most severe damage that the Obama administration has done, because so many of these are so difficult to undo. For example:

The Minimum Wage: Nineteen states saw minimum wage hikes in 2017 alone. Numerous big cities have passed huge increases in the minimum wage, as much as doubling the federal minimum rate… all accomplished with the political leadership of the bully pulpit of the outgoing president.

No matter what tax rate cuts, regulatory reforms, and trade measures a new administration may institute to spur the economy forward, the ensuing economic boom will miss those regions with this doubled minimum wage. This destructive choice is a barrier to entry for dozens of industries that would otherwise happily arise. And since these hikes were not legally mandated by the outgoing president, the incoming president can do nothing to undo them.

The undeliverable promise of prosperity through minimum wage statute is just a land mine… sitting out there, languishing, quietly dooming their own jurisdictions and hobbling the national recovery.

Foreign Policy: Before leaving office, Mr. Obama attempted to engineer a foreign policy crisis with Russia, by ejecting some forty Russian diplomats from the country on the basis of unproven allegations of low-level spying on some partisan campaign personnel. Fortunately, Russia didn’t rise to the bait, and the new administration can begin to repair that diplomatic relationship. Much harder, however, is what to do about the multilateral foreign policy errors of the past eight years, the many times in which the USA, in concert with our allies, started wars or picked the wrong side in civil wars.

Obama led western Europe in an unnecessary war against Libya, toppling a defanged power in favor of dangerous terrorism-sympathizers. Obama’s people have encouraged a vile disinvestment movement in higher education to drive a wedge between college students and our support for Israel. Obama joined with Western Europe to institute sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sanctions which hobble our own economic activity while Crimean status remains in stalemate. Obama’s apparatchiks designed an illegal giveaway deal with Iran to enable their nuclear weaponry desires and to empower and finance their terrorist support.

Obama’s administration spurred a misnamed “Arab Spring” – an insult, incidentally, to the brave anti-communists of Prague from whom the term was borrowed – leading to a terrorist takeover in Egypt (thankfully overturned by General el-Sisi), and empowering the growth of ISIS, Boko Haram, and so many other such groups.

A new administration in Washington cannot, with an edict or speech, remove the territory that such enemies have gained, or undo the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been lost. These foreign policy disasters are mines as well, human tragedy that can never be redeemed.

Rogue Agencies: The Obama administration used the power of the federal government to support and even initiate lawsuits that have planted destructive, and even insane, ideas in both the public and private sectors. It was collusion between the Department of Education and the Department of Justice that forced public high schools like Illinois’ High School District 211 to institute policies in support of the concept of “transgenderism” – inserting a costly burden of the construction of new locker rooms and bathrooms, even jeopardizing the ability of schools to field sports teams without fearing lawsuits that would once have been dismissed as frivolous, but which now have precedent to allow them to clog up the courts and waste precious tax dollars. Just as today’s public schools cannot afford multimillion dollar renovations to change their locker rooms, they can’t spend the same money fighting such suits in the courts. Such agency activism, from inspiring individual lawsuits to inventing whole entitlements and bureaucracies like Obamacare, is a sea of mines through which we must now navigate.

Eight Years Flat: Over these past eight years, under a normal economy, in the normal pre-Obama world – whether Democrats or Republicans were in charge – there were always courageous entrepreneurs starting new businesses… there were always lots of start-ups and spinoffs and so forth. They may have had a rough start during recessions, maybe with better odds in some years and worse in others, but these start-ups were there to take off like a rocket when the recessions ended.

This isn’t the case today. Thanks to Obamacare, the FDA’s oppressive new testing and labeling requirements for food, the IRS witch-hunt against small businesses with traditional values, the EPA and Department of Energy war against coal and oil exploration, and so many similar attacks and unnecessary complexities that the federal government has placed in the path of the private sector… entrepreneurs have been suppressing their own entrepreneurship in record numbers. The daring haven’t dared; the creative haven’t created.

These people are still out there, and hopefully they’ll be inspired to jump in once the water is warm again… but these flat eight years have taken their toll.

Businesses that should have been growing, employers that should have been hiring, office and manufacturing space that should have been producing rent, and materials vendors that should have been supplying parts to these start-ups… all these have simply not existed, because of eight flat years.

Never since the Great Depression has there been such a dearth of new starts. The recovery will come, but it will have a lag, for this reason. It’s like having to plant seeds and wait for them to germinate, where in past economies there were already small plants in place, already growing and just needing a little sun, rain and fertilizer for a chance to bloom.

Land Grabs: It would appear that the Obama administration has gone on a buying spree, but they never actually paid for any of the land they’ve taken. This administration has greatly expanded our federal lands, to the point that the US government now “owns” over half of many of our states… about 90% of Nevada, for example. The Bureau of Land Management alone controls an eighth of the nation’s land, through national parks, federal refuges, national monuments, and so forth.

This reduces the opportunities for businesses and private investors to develop land and businesses, to employ people, to provide tax-paying activity for the city, county, state and federal governments, in fact! Repatriating such land, once grabbed, is a difficult process. It can be done, but it’s hard, and takes years. Just since November’s election, in two months they have seized 1.3 million acres from Utah, another 300,000 acres from Nevada, and more. The administration has grabbed 865,000 square miles of land over the past eight years… and that’s on top of all the land that the feds already controlled before Mr. Obama arrived in office.

Land in the government’s hands simply isn’t as productive as land in private hands. When a country desperately needs economic growth, when 95 million people need jobs, when investors need their retirement funds to prosper… tying up over an eighth of the country in Washington DC’s untouchable “preservation mentality” is hardly a prescription for progress.

Danger: UXB

Some readers may recall a splendid British television series from the late 1970s starring Anthony Andrews, called “Danger: UXB”, telling the tales of the Un-Exploded Bombs units of the British government.

They had two duties: to both respond to reports of bomb or mine sightings, and to seek them out on their own wherever they suspected bombs and mines might have been left from past battles, airdrops, or other hinted likelihoods… and then to disable or detonate them harmlessly, to the extent possible. A wonderful television series… and it showed that even in the hands of the most talented experts, this is a very dangerous job.

Today, as we look forward to a new administration in Washington, we find ourselves with a need for an Un-Exploded Bomb unit in our own government. Both the next administration and the congressional leadership need to work together to identify and disable the thousands of regulations, the thousands of planted employees, the thousands of legal precedents and bureaucratic interpretations, that have been left in place to hamstring all efforts to bring America economic growth and a return to Constitutional governance.

The examples listed above are just a drop in the bucket, just a very short list of samples of what we will face as we go forward.

The DoJ spurred the evil Black Lives Matter movement with its takeovers of city police forces and its refusal to prosecute certain criminals… but even when a new Attorney General cleans house in the DoJ, the BLM chapters and the carnage they’ve wrought in our cities will remain in place.

The EPA and Dept of Energy have driven coal mines and other energy businesses out of business… but even when their regulations are revised and the malicious cabinet secretaries and undersecretaries are replaced, the businesses that closed are still closed and non-productive, the towns those mines and oil wells once supported are still ghost towns today, and the low-level federal bureaucrats who happily regulated them are still civil servants, who still believe in the poppycock of Global Warming and Ozone Holes and all the other pseudo-science that the Left has used to socialize our nation for years.

Non-enforcement of immigration laws can be ended, and a wall can be built… but eight years of non-enforcement has caused the numbers of illegal immigrants to swell well beyond the 20 million estimated just a few years ago. These illegal aliens continue to be a burden on law enforcement, on the schools, on our healthcare system, and on our employment numbers, until we can get them to self-deport or otherwise find a solution.

Political appointees can be fired… but federal judges and civil servants will survive a nuclear war along with the cockroaches.

So here we are, at the dawn of a new era, with so many mines to discover and disable, all over the country and all over the world. The havoc wrought by the Obama administration will not be quickly or painlessly undone. This errant president has indeed practiced an even more destructive strategy than even his detractors could have imagined.

Best wishes to all in the incoming administration. The trials of Hercules were a walk in the park compared to the projects that must now be undertaken.

Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo

With Obama Gone, Fed Judge Reveals Admin’s “Stunning” True Behavior… It’s Bad


In a 19-page opinion filed last week, hours before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen excoriated then-President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice for its “nothing short of stunning” deception.

Hanen based this critical judgment on the department’s history of flagrantly misleading him.

Two years ago, for instance, the department’s attorneys had sworn in Hanen’s courtroom that they would not delay and/or ease deportations for illegal immigrants — and that they would instead wait patiently for the judge to decide whether he approved of Obama’s executive decision to implement de facto amnesty.
The lawyers lied, and their lies were eventually exposed, leading to a massive showdown in May of 2016, when the judge slammed the DOJ for making misrepresentations on “multiple occasions,” including during “the very first hearing this Court held,” as quoted by a Breitbart report Monday.

But even after that verbal lashing, the attorneys continued to lie: “In July 2016 … the federal government had once again violated the federal court’s injunction prohibiting the implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty plan,” Breitbart reported.

These lies eventually led to Hanen imposing severe sanctions on the DOJ.
Last week, however, Hanen withdrew some of his sanctions while still making it abundantly clear that he did not approve of the department’s behavior. And while he backed away from some of the harshest terms he’s previously used to describe DOJ behavior, and even allowed the possibility that some of the misleading statements DOJ lawyers had made had not harmed the states that were suing the Obama administration, his anger was evident.

“This is clearly no way to run the nation’s law firm,” Hanen wrote in the ruling.

Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute, was not exactly pleased that Hanen had relented.

“The DOJ’s behavior in this ongoing case, like the (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) program itself, has been completely shameless, totally unethical, and against American principles of fairness,” he said. “Although we praise Judge Hanen’s fulsome criticism of the outgoing Obama attorneys, we’re very disappointed he decided to withdraw sanctions against them.”
Wilcox had a point. The Department of Justice deserved more than mere sanctions for its lousy behavior. That said, a new attorney general is on his way in, so perhaps it was worth it to give the department a break.

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The Slime Ball – Obama quietly gave $221 million to Palestinians just hours before Trump’s inauguration


The Associated Press reported that the Obama administration passed out millions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing causes just hours before President Donald Trump was inaugurated. The larger portion of the money, $221 million worth, went to the Palestinian Authority despite being put on hold by members of Congress.

The AP said a State Department official and several congressional aides confirmed that Obama formally notified Congress of the payout on the Friday morning of the inauguration.

The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.
Obama also released another $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.

The funds released to the Palestinian Authority will likely be seen as a last stab at the state of Israel, especially after the United States abstained from vetoing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemned Israeli settlements. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu responded forcefully when Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech in support of the act many saw as a betrayal of one of our strongest Middle East allies.

Israel is set to have a much easier time with the incoming administration of Trump, who has supported moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a controversial policy that would place pre-eminance on the Israeli claim to the holy city.

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