American Update: Constitution vs. Terror, Immigration, Scandal

Tea Party: American Update

1. Eric Holder Resigns to run from Scandal

Statement of Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin on Holder resignation

Fast-FuriousFollowing the abrupt announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, issued the following statement:

“On its face, Eric Holder’s resignation is a good thing. America is a better place without such a lawless partisan occupying the nation’s top law enforcement office.

He will go down in history as the nation’s most corrupt attorney general. Americans must never forget that the blood of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is on his hands. Eric Holder’s illegal scheme to put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartels led to that brave patriot’s death. He became the first attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress, which is fitting, given his utter and open contempt for the American people and the Constitution.

He began his tenure by dismissing the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, and he slithers out of office having played defense for Lois Lerner by his refusal to appoint a special prosecutor. He is a disgrace to that honorable office.

As one chapter ends in the Obama Administration’s war on the Constitution, Americans must remain engaged and vigilant. There’s no doubt the President will try to ram through a lame-duck Senate another partisan hack for Attorney General. We cannot allow that to happen.”

2. Immigration Agent Union: Obama Admin ‘Widened the Loopholes’ for ISIS Terror to Enter U.S.

By Andrew Johnson

The Obama administration has “widened the loopholes” that Islamic State and other extremist fighters could use to enter the United States, a leading union of immigration officials says.

EGYPT-POLITICS-UNRESTIn a statement obtained by National Review Online, the U.S. National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, a union representing 12,000 federal immigration agents, sounded the alarm that not only could jihadists “slip across our porous southern border,” but that fighters could also “exploit our loose and lax visa policies to gain entry to the United States.”

USCIS cites two main issues: a dearth of resources for Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for enforcement and tracking and the administration’s decision to increase the number of immigrants allowed in for asylum purposes.

“Our caseworkers cannot even do in-person interviews for people seeking citizenship, they cannot enforce restrictions on welfare use, and they even lack even the basic office space to properly function,” union president Kenneth Palinkas said in the statement. “Applications for entry are rubber-stamped, the result of grading agents by speed rather than discretion. We’ve become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

President Obama’s potential executive action to grant legal status to certain illegal immigrants, including those who have overstayed their visas, is another opportunity for people “who are being targeted for radicalization or who already subscribe to radicalized views” to stay in the country, the union said.

 

3. The Constitution Matters

signers3Our Founders in 1776 pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in declaring independence from the tyranny of a distant, imperial government.  Eleven years later, our nation was organized as a more perfect union with the formal signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Today, we commemorate this event, honor the Constitution, and reflect upon what prompted the Founders to take the risks they did in establishing the United States.

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http://www.teapartypatriots.org/all-issues/news/constitution-commemoration-adherence-isnt-mere-suggestion/

 

4. Scandal: Has the State Department learned nothing post-Benghazi?

benghaziteapartyblogTodd Keil, one of the experts who testified at the first Benghazi hearing [1] on Wednesday told the committee that the State Department has failed to follow through on proposals that would improve diplomatic security.

“Clear the smoke. Remove the mirrors,” said Keil. He later added, “Words and cursory actions by the Department of State ring hollow absent transparency and verifiable and sustainable actions to fully put into practice the letter and the intent of our recommendations.”

Wednesday’s hearing by the Benghazi Special committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, focused on the State Department’s implementation of the Accountability Review Board’s (ARB) recommendations to improve security.

The committee was formed and given the go-ahead to investigate on the basis that sunlight is always the best disinfectant. If something goes wrong, the only way to make sure it doesn’t happen again is to clearly and publicly make changes.

Later, Chairman Gowdy pinned down [2] witness Gregory Starr, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, about a pattern dating back to 1999 of the State Department not implementing recommendations from the ARB.  According to Starr, he has, throughout his career at State, heard every secretary talk about security. But as Gowdy pointed out, talking about security isn’t good enough.

It’s obvious there needs to be more accountability from the top down inside the State Department. Ultimately, actions matter and simply talking about security doesn’t protect lives. Hillary Clinton learned that the hard way in 2012. One would think that after losing four Americans in a gruesome terrorist attack, the department would have implemented some of the ARB changes by now. One would think.

 

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Scandal: Obama Government Death Panel vs. Veterans

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ObamacareVAHospitalThe VA, as I say, I get calls here, we have every year for 25 years, and the horror story here or the horror story there.  And this is just the latest.  Now we learn of these deaths by attrition, secret waiting lists, and this is the real bad thing of it.  People on these lists assume that they’re being moved ahead of the line.  That’s the purpose of the secret list, that they’re going to really be taken care of.  Because the backlog is so jammed, the line for treatment at the VA is so long that they’ve come up with this secret list business, and the people on that list think that they’re essentially being moved to the top of the class, or the head of the line, in front of the line.  And they’re just being ignored.

Now, over a hundred people, if you add the Dayton Daily News story today, over a hundred people have died while on these lists.  It’s simply unconscionable.  So you have to ask, the natural assumption is that nobody wants these people to die, even if you add the death panel component, nobody wants these people to die, yet they are.  At the very least what we’re dealing with here is a total inability to deal with this.  And at worst it’s the death panel being done on purpose.

ObamaDoctorsWhiteCoatsBut no matter how you come down on this, I mean, some of you are not gonna want to believe the death panel aspect, even though the evidence is pretty clear. When you have government employees receiving salary bonuses for ostensibly saving money by virtue of shrinking the number of people on the list, how does that happen?  How do people end up off the list and not treated?  They pass away.  And if you’re gonna have government employees bonused on that basis, then you would be not that far out of whack to assume there might be some death panel at work here. 

CALLER:  I wanted to talk to you a little bit more about Obamacare and why the implications of this VA scandal, well, they’re not reserved for when we go to single payer, God help us.  They’re already here under a system called Pay-for-Performance.  This VA standard of giving a vet an appointment in 14 days was more than likely one of the quality standards that providers are expected to meet now.  And bonuses resulted when the VA hospital met that standard a high percentage of the time.  But because they couldn’t meet that standard they had to get those vets off the books if they wanted their bonuses.

In the field this is called Pay-for-Performance, or P4P.  Providers are being reimbursed for meeting certain pre-established standards as they phase out traditional fee-for-service reimbursement.  So this is what we can expect in any of the new structures created by Obamacare like accountable care organizations.  And what happened here with our dear veterans was spread across the country because providers that can’t meet those standards in many cases ’cause they’re swamped already with Obamacare’s onerous reporting requirement, if they can’t meet those quality standards, they’ll have to fudge the data or move us off the books.

RUSH:  Okay.  So, given all of that, explain to me how 40 veterans just die while on this list.

CALLER:  How they died?

RUSH:  How they were allowed to die.  I mean, if the whole point here is to get ’em expedited treatment, they can’t find a provider to take ’em and these people need to get their bonus so they find a way to get them off the list and that happens by virtue of them dying —

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Report: 100 Veteran Deaths Linked to ‘Delay in Treatment’ at VA Hospitals

 

death-panelsAs the Department of Veterans Affairs faces an increasing amount of scrutiny over allegations of “secret” waiting lists that left veterans at VA hospitals untreated for months, a new report shows that the VA settled several claims that appear related to treatment delays.

The Dayton Daily News, in a story published Sunday, says its investigation of a database of paid claims shows that since 2001 the words “delay in treatment” were used 167 times. The VA paid out $36.4 million to settle the claims, the Daily News reported.


In one case the newspaper found the Dayton VA paid out $140,000 in 2009 on a 2006 claim described as “Failure/Delay in Admission to Hospital or Institution; Medication Administered via Wrong Route; Failure to Order Appropriate Test.”

 

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/veteran-deaths-delay-treatment/2014/05/18/id/571963#ixzz32DVD5ew2

 

Obama tries to blow off the VA scandal

obamacaresocialismIt’s shocking to learn that the President who booted World War II vets out of their own memorial during Shutdown Theater would have a blase attitude about the outrage at VA clinics.  Confronted with reports of veterans left to languish on secret lists until they died, Barack Obama yawned and assigned a White House aide to look into it.  The obviously overwhelmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, staggered in front of a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to read some talking points and claim he was “mad as hell,” while cries for his resignation fell upon the President’s numb ears.  That’s not how it works in ObamaLand, my friends.  Nobody gets fired.  Ever.  (As is typical of Obama scandals, a few faceless bureaucrats have been placed on temporary “administrative leave” by Shinseki.)

Obama’s not even putting much effort into looking “outraged” by the story, the way he pretended to be outraged for a couple of days when the IRS scandal exploded.  He seems, if anything, mildly annoyed by yet another unpleasant story to be papered over.

The story, which began at the VA hospital in Phoenix, has expanded to include similar secret death lists at a half-dozen additional facilities.  At the Phoenix hospital, veterans seeking treatment were actually deleted out of the official computer system, and their documentation was shredded, when they were shoved onto the secret “ignore” list.  It was a systemic effort to break the rules and cover up malfeasance, and it claimed at least 40 lives just at that one hospital… while highly-paid administrators claimed fat “performance” bonuses.  A similar story of falsified records emerged from a clinic in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  A new story has surfaced from Southeast Texas about thousands of veterans denied access to simple colonoscopies until, as one doctor with VA experience put it, they were bleeding out of the rectums – a delay long enough for colorectal cancer to progress from easily treatable, to inoperable and fatal.

Meanwhile, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was blowing $500 million – enough to cover colonoscopies for every veteran with a stomach ache – on office furniture and curtains, with nearly $7 million spent on building a single conference room.  This is bureaucratic incompetence, malfeasance, and deception on a scale we haven’t seen since… well, ObamaCare, which is dragging us toward a hellish single-payer future in which everyone enjoys the death-panel treatment given to vets.  The VA scandal is a disturbingly exact mirror of ObamaCare, demonstrating precisely the same management characteristics as Barack Obama’s boondoggle: gigantic sums of money wasted, endless lies foisted upon the public, and nobody held accountable by Obama.  Unless the President is dragged kicking and screaming into cleaning house by his frightened Party, Eric Shinseki will hang on until he gets the same fond farewell the monstrously incompetent and deceitful HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius enjoyed.

The strongest indication Shinseki might be in real trouble is that Democrats clearly weren’t buying what he was selling at Thursday’s Senate hearing, as related by CNN, which has been doing very good work on the VA scandal:

At his first congressional hearing since the CNN reports drew national attention to the issue, Shinseki told the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that he was reviewing all VA operations and also cooperating fully with the independent inspector general’s investigation.

“Any allegation, any adverse incident like this makes me mad as hell,” he said, urging the legislators to wait for the investigation’s finding before trying to resolve a complex set of problems.

His assurance that “we will act” on any substantiated allegation angered senators from both parties who insisted the problems are real and need immediate action.

Some pointed to a policy implemented by Shinseki that set a 14-day limit to provide care for veterans applying for the first time, saying a deadline they labeled as unworkable resulted in VA administrators devising ways to cover up months-long delays.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina questioned why Shinseki, who has been Obama’s only veterans affairs secretary, failed to act sooner on problems long cited by veterans, the U.S. Government Accountability Office and others.

“With the numerous GAO, IG and Office of Medical Inspector reports that have been released, VA senior leadership, including the secretary, should have been aware that VA was facing a national scheduling crisis,” Burr said. “VA’s leadership has either failed to connect the dots or failed to address this ongoing crisis, which has resulted in patient harm and patient death.”

When Shinseki kept referring to the whole story as a series of unproven “allegations,” it was Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who reminded him the secret waiting lists and falsified records in Phoenix are a matter of documented fact, not an allegation.  Following the Senate hearing, it was announced that the VA inspector general would be working with criminal investigators, federal prosecutors from Arizona, and the Public Integrity section of the Justice Department to determine if criminal prosecutions are warranted.

Here’s the part of the CNN report that shows us just how personally outraged Barack Obama is:

Asked at one point if he should resign, Shinseki said caring for fellow American veterans was a mission, not a job, and he intended to continue working until he achieves his goal of improved care “or I am told by my commander in chief that my time has been served.”

In appointing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to assist Shinseki in reviewing what happened, Obama said he asked Shinseki to review “practices to ensure better access to care.”

“While we get to the bottom of what happened in Phoenix, it’s clear the VA needs to do more to ensure quality care for our veterans,” Obama said.

The totality of the Secretary’s remarks before the committee Thursday were not only deceptive, they were detached, defensive, and unbefitting a leader who, by now, should be fighting mad about the scandals engulfing VA, firing those responsible, and fundamentally challenging every assumption he has about the manner in which care is provided to our veterans.

Instead, Shinseki played the role of aloof bureaucrat, reading dispassionately from his prepared remarks in a monotone voice, as if this was a run-of-the-mill budget hearing. Shinseki’s comments were spot on in that respect—a perfect personification of VA’s indifferent and unaccountable bureaucracy.

As my organization Concerned Veterans for America has been saying for years—and Fox News has been reporting aggressively—the VA is an infected bureaucracy, incapable of delivering timely care to veterans; instead, the VA has been cooking the books to preserve the jobs and bonuses of senior officials.

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/16/obama-tries-to-blow-off-his-newest-scandal-the-va-outrage/

Government Scandal: Africa, Guns, CBS, and Deception

Why the Government Covers Up Benghazi Scandal with Lies

keyTruth-Detectors: In these days when Truth is endangered by political expediency, it is important that we learn to discern Truth from Error, fraud, or downright deception

benghazicnncoverup1. Two Brothers at Center of Benghazi Controversy: One Runs CBS News, the Other Is Obama’s Adviser

The disclosure this week of a White House document on Benghazi has thrust CBS News into the spotlight for its coverage in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. CBS failed to cover the latest Benghazi developments.

CBS News President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security adviser who drafted the newly released document about Benghazi just days after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans. Ben Rhodes’s involvement was first revealed Tuesday when Judicial Watch obtained the document as part of a court case.

>>> Read More: New Evidence Shows White House Role in Changing Benghazi Talking Points

 

2. Guns and Terrorists: Why Obama is Desperate to Bury Benghazi

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Amidst new revelations concerning emails that show the Obama administration conspired to create a phony narrative around the Benghazi attacks, the true purpose behind the cover-up is being obfuscated – the fact that an annex near the U.S. embassy was being used by the CIA to transfer surface to air missiles to terrorists in Syria.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today issued a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before the committee on May 21 about Benghazi following the release of emails by Judicial Watch which show that the White House crafted a deceptive policy to falsely frame the attack as a spontaneous protest sparked by a YouTube video in order to protect Barack Obama’s image.

Lost in the haze of claims and counter claims is the real reason why the White House is desperate to prevent the attack from coming under any further scrutiny – because it would likely reveal an arms smuggling scandal that could rival Iran-Contra.

Continue Reading on www.infowars.com

 

RUSH: This Vietor and these people, you name it, they don’t think that they work for you or me.  They work for Obama and their job is to protect him not to tell you the truth.  You have to understand, these people are all real uber leftists. As such, Nancy, they don’t really think much of you.  Your average, everyday leftist has contempt for what he thinks is the idiot, dumkoff average American. By the time you put these people in positions of bureaucratic power like this, they have arrogance and condescension and they think you can’t even keep up with them. Even if they would respect you, you’re not smart enough to know what they do and how they do it.  So the idea that they work for you and owe you anything? “Ha! Ha! What an idiot you are.”  That’s not why they’re there.

3. Cover-up of Cover-up

HILLARY:  What difference, at this point, does it make?

benghazihillaryRUSH:  Hillary Clinton was livid.  What difference does it make?  What difference does it make how four people died?  Right, now what difference does it make?  So we’ve heard from General Lovell.  We’ve heard the montage of the Regime and their leaders and they’re lying through their teeth, and Jay Carney today. It all goes back to Cairo, folks. If you’ll recall, our embassy apologized before anything had happened.  I mean, that’s the thing I remember.  That’s the thing that first got my attention.  I said, “What the hell is this?”  They are something like seven or eight hours ahead of us so it was well known by the time this program started.  Why in the world are they apologizing? Nothing had happened.

And then I heard, “Well, we’re apologizing hoping that it will mollify any protests.”  And then the protests happened, and Obama — if you want to know why they’re still desperate to blame this video, and why they were then, they’re desperate to blame it now to support the lies they told then.  Back then the reason they blamed the video was, Obama had told everybody he’d killed off Al-Qaeda.  Al-Qaeda was dead.  There was an election coming up and terrorism had been vanquished.  Obama did it.  Yeah, the pictures of Obama in the Situation Room. They went in there and got bin Laden and Osama’s dead and GM’s alive and all that stuff being said at the convention.

Then we had a terror attack on the anniversary of 9/11 while Obama’s in office. Oh, my God, we can’t have that. Oh, gee, that undercuts everything Obama stands for. So they all got in gear. Somebody found this video, heard about it, came up with it, supposedly Hillary, and they ran with it, 12 different redactions or revisions of the memos back and forth to explain all this.  It was a purely political cover-up, and now they’re engaged in a cover-up of the cover-up.  That is what is happening now, a cover-up of the cover-up. 

4. Lies Exposed

Jonathan Karl pummeled Jay Carney with questions about the White House’s political response to the deadly terrorist attacks.

ObamaHillaryLyingtoAmericaWhistleBlower1) The bottom line is that Karl and former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson were correct all along: The White House did, indeed, play a role in shaping Susan Rice’s deeply misleading Benghazi talking points, and they lied about it. Carney himself once claimed that the only change the White House or State Department made to her talking points was a single cosmetic revision. For the umpteenth time, that has been exposed as a lie. True to form, Carney treated Karl with sneering contempt throughout the exchange, at one point intimating that the journalist was too jet-lagged to ask coherent questions.

2) Who dreamed up the “internet video” excuse? We still don’t have the answer to that question, but it wasn’t the intelligence community. And it did appear in the now-infamous Ben Rhodes email that finally came to light this week. The key quote: The administration’s goal was to “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” It’s right there in black and white. A smoking gun, right? Wrong, says the White House’s top spokesman…

(3) Carney’s latest explanation is that the Rhodes email (which directly and comprehensively contradicts the White House’s previous assertions)…wait for it…wasn’t about Benghazi.

(4) The White House and senior administration officials repeatedly linked Benghazi to the internet video as they deliberately downplayed the terrorism angle (despite all of the intelligence). Indeed, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the grieving mother of a murdered Benghazi victim that the attacks were “about the video.” Obama and Clinton fed that untruth to Patricia Smith on the day of the memorial service on September 14, 2012 — which happens to be the exact day Rhodes’ internal email was sent.

(5) Karl asked why this batch of emails had not been previously released to Congress and the public. Remember, the White House has been saying that its previous Benghazi document dump was exhaustive, proving that the story was over. Carney’s slithery answer (video):

Later in the press conference, the Press Secretary went on to assert that the White House had “put out” all of the information on Benghazi. That’s demonstrably false. They withheld these emails, which were most assuredly about Benghazi (see items 3 and 4), and only came to light when Judicial Watch sued the administration. By the way, the FOIA request that prompted that lawsuit specifically asked for talking points pertaining to Benghazi — and the administration, under duress, produced…ahem…the Rhodes email:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/04/30/media-playing-catchup-on-benghazi-n1831609

5. Scandal cover-up for political reasons

Why the Benghazi Email Still Matters

Jonathan S. Tobin

obamapinocchioThe release of a new batch of White House emails relating to the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terror attack is a problem for the Obama administration. The emails, specifically one from Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes, indicates that the White House was attempting to orchestrate responses to the attack in such a way as to promulgate the message that “these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” Coming as it does a day after the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, the communication appears to be clear proof that the false story that the attack was a case of film criticism run amok can be traced directly to high-ranking officials with clear political motivations.

The reason the lie still sticks in the collective craw of the American people is that the falsehoods helped reelect President Obama. As Rhodes’s communication makes clear, the White House’s No. 1 concern at that moment seemed to be more about the American people thinking that al-Qaeda was reviving than the fact that the terror group and its affiliates had done it. The attempt to convince Americans that a video was at fault (for which the administration wrongly issued a profuse apology to the Muslim world) was no innocent mistake. With the assistance of the mainstream media (remember CNN Candy Crowley intervening on behalf of the president when he was pressed on the issue by Mitt Romney?), Obama was able to maintain his stance that al-Qaeda was as dead as Osama bin Laden.

The point is Rhodes’s email reveals that Rice’s false story was not an innocent mistake. It was a cynical attempt to divert public attention from the revival of Islamist terrorism at a moment during a competitive reelection when the president was basing his reelection in no small part on the notion that he was a strong leader who had vanquished that movement.

The lie may not have changed the outcome of an election that Obama was probably fated to win anyway. Nor is it as outrageous as the subsequent failure of the United States to find the terrorists responsible for the murders. But as with so many other scandals, the cover-up is in some ways worse than the original lie. As much as liberals have tired of the discussion, it should not be buried along with the four Benghazi victims.

6. Judicial Watch Seeking truth

Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.”  Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt.

The documents were released Friday as result of a June 21, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Department of State (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00951)) to gain access to documents about the controversial talking points used by then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice for a series of appearances on television Sunday news programs on September 16, 2012.  Judicial Watch had been seeking these documents since October 18, 2012.

The Rhodes email was sent on sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. with the subject line:  “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.”  The documents show that the “prep” was for Amb. Rice’s Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

The document lists as a “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-benghazi-documents-point-white-house-misleading-talking-points/

Abuse Report: Obama, Immigration

Abuse Report

Abuse # 1

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Fiddles While the Economy Burns

obamaneroRUSH: Folks, you’ve heard the old saying, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” That is true. Rome was literally burning, and he could not have cared less. What people have forgotten about it is that Nero, he didn’t just fiddle while Rome burned; he started the fire. Nero wanted to burn down Rome in order to rebuild it in his own image. But to cover it up he blamed the Christians, who were then subsequently thrown to the lions.

Now, on my first trip to Rome, the tour guide told me that didn’t happen. He was interested in Rome not having a bad impression. He said, “You’ve heard that the Christians were given to the lions. It really didn’t happen,” he said. But, for all intents and purposes, it did. Now, if you ask me, the story of Nero fiddled while Rome burned and then adding to it he started the fire sounds familiar to me.

Barack Obama has, for five years, had control over the US economy. His policies, his specific economic policies are the reason this country is in dire economic straits. Obama’s policies are the reason why there is no recovery — and if you want to call it a recovery, go ahead. If you do, it’s the worst recovery in the history of this country. So there is an analogy, I think, to Nero here. Obama, by his own admission before he took office, during his campaign and after he was immaculated, bragged about transforming this country.

Continued

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/01/07/obama_fiddles_while_the_economy_burns

 Abuse #2

obamapinocchioTop 10 major media cover-ups of 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/top-10-major-media-cover-ups-of-2013/

Abuse #3

Immigration: Obama’s DHS Aids Human Traffickers Smuggling Illegals Into the US

Posted By Tim Brown on Jan 1, 2014 in Articles, Big Government, Corruption,

Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos had solicited human traffickers, of which Nava-Martinez is an admitted trafficker, to smuggle her daughter into Virginia. She eventually agreed to pay $8,500 (paying $6,000 in advance) to traffic her daughter into the country.

The Texas federal judge accused DHS of delivering children, illegally smuggled into the US to their illegal immigrant parents. “This action makes the DHS complicit in aiding that Mexican drug cartels that control the people smuggling rings,” writes Hanen. He added that the “government is not only allowing (illegal immigrants in the US) to fund the illegal and evil activities of these cartels, but is also inspiring them to do so.”

Judge Hanen wrote that in more than one case that has been before his court, members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal agency under DHS, have arrested human traffickers, who are smuggling children illegally into the US, then “delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.”
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/obamas-dhs-aids-human-traffickers-smuggling-illegals-us/#26ypk4Kbcfrzqa1Z.99

American Character and Truth vs. Obama, Scandal, and Corruption

Wanted: Truth and Good Character

Many Americans are fed up with the lies, scandal, and corruption of the Obama administration, and are weary of the missing character both in the President and in Congress.  The following pictures, circulating throughout the Internet, reflect their frustration.

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President Obama Scandal: Truth on Benghazi Terrorism

Filmmaker blamed for Benghazi free, TALKING

Declares on release from custody: ‘We don’t need Sept. 11 again’

Bob Unruh (World Net Daily)

ObamaHillaryLyingtoAmericaWhistleBlowerNakoula Basseley Nakoula was the only person to end up in jail after the attack by Islamic jihadists in Benghazi one year ago that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

After President Obama and his top aides blamed the attack on Nakoula’s “Innocence of Muslims” movie trailer posted on Youtube, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised the filmmaker would be arrested and prosecuted.
But on his last full day in custody – not for anything to do with Benghazi but for parole violations in a fraud case – Nakoula told WND he made the movie and wrote his new book, “Innocence,” to warn America about the threat of Islamic jihad.

“We don’t need Sept. 11 again. We don’t need Nidal Hasan again,” he told WND, referring to the Muslim Army officer who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas.

The Egyptian-born Coptic Christian said Americans also need to be more aware of Islamic persecution of Christians in Egypt.

He dedicates his book — described on the cover as “the original script and storyboards for ‘Innocence of Muslims’”–  to Stevens and the three other Americans who died in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith.

His video, a trailer for a movie he says is finished and locked away in a bank vault, garnered global attention when Obama blamed it for upsetting Muslims in Benghazi, who then attacked the Americans.

It was Hillary Clinton who, according to the father of slain Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, vowed that the person who made the video would be arrested and prosecuted. Joe Woods said he spoke with Clinton when the body of his son arrived in the U.S. from Benghazi.

But evidence shows the White House knew immediately that the Benghazi incident was an organized terror strike, not a random act of violence by an out-of-control mob of Muslims as top Obama officials claimed even weeks after the fact.
When interviewed by WND, Nakoula was preparing to be discharged from custody in Texas. He recently has been living in a type of halfway house to serve the term for the probation violation.

Find out why the left behaves as it does, in “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.”

The Associated Press reported the man behind the video had violated a probation order and acquired a driver’s license under a false name. The prison time came on the order of U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder.

Nakoula told WND his project is political but not religious.

“I like to warn this country about terror. My movie is a political movie, not a religion movie,” he said. “The U.S. gives me a lot. I live in this country. We’re living in this country.”

He said he didn’t intend for his work to hurt anyone.

“I want to apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding about my movie,” he told WND.

And he said he appreciates Muslims and has Muslim friends, and he believes not all Muslims are for terror.

“It made be very upset when I heard about Nidal Hasan. He came from his country, and the U.S. gave him education, gave him life, a position in the Army, everything.

“It hurts my feelings that he says ‘Allahu Akbar’ and kills these people.”
The New York Times called the video a “crude” depiction of Muhammad as “a bloodthirsty, philandering thug.”

The Obama administration clung for weeks to the story that it was Muslims upset about the video who spontaneously rioted in Benghazi, killing Stevens and three others. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice made the claim on five morning news shows the Sunday after the attack.
But the claim was contradicted immediately by Mohammed Magariaf, president of Libya’s National Assembly, who said the video had “nothing to do” with the attack. Evidence has mounted ever since that it was an organized attack on the U.S. by a group affiliated with al-Qaida.

In the introduction to his book, Nakoula writes of being born in Egypt and coming to America as an immigrant. He decided to write the book to remember the four Americans killed.

“And second, I want to let the world know that I am not afraid,” he wrote.

“This book is the script for my film, ‘Innocence of Muslims.’ In the days and weeks following the attack on an American consular facility in Libya by a jihadist militia, this film was incorrectly blamed for the violence and the killing. Once representatives of the U.S. government – including the president and the secretary of state – focused blame on my film, Islamic clerics the world over declared Days of Rage. In fear of the riots that followed through the Muslim world, governments, commentators and politicians worldwide both condemned and looked to prohibit the kind of free expression that is our right in America.”

He said the film “is a true story.”

“I based it on classical Islamic literature about that religion’s prophet, Mohammed – including the Quran, hadiths, and the ‘Sirat Rasul Allah,’ his first biography.”

MuslimWarriorNakoula said the scenes in the script “are taken from stories actually told about Mohammed, found in books revered by Muslim scholars.”

“‘Innocence of Muslims’ is about how much the world will suffer if we don’t stop the culture of death and terrorism as soon as we can,” he said.

“What is this culture of death and terror? It is nothing but a set of beliefs. This believer craves the afterlife that has been cynically promised him: he wants to drink wine and embrace 72 virgins – if only he dies while fighting jihad in Allah’s cause against Islam’s enemies. They believe that a river of women, wine, milk and honey awaits them once they have accomplished the task, we know, of slaughtering innocent people.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/filmmaker-blamed-for-benghazi-out-of-jail-and-talking/#oP4czugh4Mxiic3p.99

President Obama Scandal: Truth on Libya Terrorism

Terrorism in Libya update on Cover-up: Who refused to issue Cross Border Authority?

 

Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012.

The chronology of the evening of 9/11 are as follows:

At approximately 5 PM Washington time, reports came in through secure-channels that Special Mission Benghazi was under attack. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face.

After supper, Barack Obama had a telephone conference scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett was present for that conference, which was held due to problems the President was having with the perception of him snubbing Netanyahu in previous, formal encounters.

The telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu carried on for a full two-hours, creating the appearance of respect between the two world leaders.

As that meeting drew to a close, Ms. Jarrett, who is also the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials.

A critical question that needed to be answered, and the sole military-order that could have launched offensive-actions, neutralizing the Ansar al Sharia terrorists attacks on the Mission (the purpose of which is detailed here) and its subsequent attacks on the adjacent CIA Annex, was the issuance of “Cross Border Authority”, an order that can only be issued by the Commander in Chief, himself.

As was reported earlier by Conservative Report, ObamaHillaryLyingtoAmericaWhistleBlower

Two revelations are deeply troubling:

First, it is reported that an Army Special Forces team was present with an AC-130U Spooky (also known as a Spectre Gunship) on the tarmac at the airport in Tripoli, Libya. The Spooky is a technologically sophisticated, tactical aircraft, operated by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

he AC-130U Spooky is equipped with weapons that sync with laser-designators, like those that Woods, Doherty and Ubben had on that lonely rooftop above the CIA Annex. The laser-designator was used to “paint” the mortar targets during the attack, subsequently claiming the lives of Woods and Doherty, and leaving Ubben without a leg. Had the AC-130U been on station, over the CIA Annex in Benghazi, moments before the mortar rounds were fired, instead of “awaiting further instructions,” the entire outcome of the Benghazi fiasco would have been different.

Add to that, a team of Green Berets on the ground to secure and/or evacuate the Annex, and the outcome would have been two SEALS still alive, and a mess of dead terrorists.

The second, and most troubling aspect of the refusal to issue Cross Border Authority is, who issued the refusal. Rather than the President, the Commander In Chief, making critical decisions, granting or denying the authority to initiate offensive-actions in support of our valiant fighting men, the decision not to take action was made by a person, to whom the people did not elect, nor did the Congress have confirmation power over.

The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President’s Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.

And this is a “phony” scandal?

from Rush Limbaugh Radio Show

After supper, Barack Obama had a telephone conference scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. … As that meeting drew to a close, Ms. Jarrett, who is also the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials. Whether she was instructed by the President to go there, or if she went of her own volition…”  It is only known by her and Obama if she went there on her own or if she was told to go there.

“A critical question that needed to be answered, and the sole military-order that could have launched offensive-actions, neutralizing the Ansar al Sharia terrorists attacks on the Mission and its subsequent attacks on the adjacent CIA Annex, was the issuance of ‘Cross Border Authority’, an order that can only be issued by the Commander in Chief, himself.”
And Cross Border Authority was denied. 

Here’s what’s amazing about this.  Leon Panetta is no slouch, folks.  Leon Panetta knows the Washington game. He knows the Constitution. He’s a liberal Democrat. He was chief of staff for Clinton.  To survive the Clintons, you have to be a number of things.  You have to be an excellent suck-up, but you also have to be a force of your own to stand up to it.  And he did. He’s no slouch, is the point.  In the normal, everyday flow of events, the secretary of defense is not gonna accept an order from a domestic adviser to the president.  That’s not how things happen, and it’s not the chain of command, particularly in a circumstance like this where the necessary order to be given could only come from the commander-in-chief. 

So we don’t know. This website’s asserting that Valerie Jarrett gave the order and that Panetta and everybody abided by it. “Stand down!” They stood down. They didn’t do anything.  So the question is one of two things: “Did they simply think that Valerie Jarrett was speaking for Obama,” remember, he’s off the grid by now, “or was she on her own exercising her own authority?”

I’m just telling you: The structure of this place and the value that Obama has placed on Valerie Jarrett and the power that she has. It was Valerie JarrettVal-Jarrett (again, it pretty much has been documented) who three times prevented the Bin Laden operation.  She’s extremely powerful.  Panetta would know this. 

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs would know this. “Add to that, a team of Green Berets on the ground to secure and/or evacuate the Annex, and the outcome would have been two SEALS still alive, and a mess of dead terrorists” if they had been given the order to engage.  But they weren’t.  They were all told to stand down.  Now, Doug Ross writes, “The second, and most troubling aspect of the refusal to issue Cross Border Authority is who issued the refusal.

“Rather than the president, the commander in chief, making critical decisions, granting or denying the authority to initiate offensive-actions in support of our valiant fighting men, the decision not to take action was made by a person, to whom the people did not elect, nor did the Congress have confirmation power over. The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President’s Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.  And this is a ‘phony’ scandal?”

Now, if this is true, it would certainly explain, ladies and gentlemen, all of the serial lies and the cover-ups and the obfuscation and all of the efforts that were made to distract people’s attention from this.  Somebody had to give the order, and Obama was off the grid.  That has always, to me, been one of the most interesting aspects of Benghazi.  Five o’clock he tells Panetta and whoever else — we were originally told that Hillary, secretary of state, was there, too.

ObamaEatBBallPool“You guys handle it. I’m off,” and there’s been a bunch of speculation. “Maybe he was playing basketball, shooting hoops, who knows?  Was he on the putting green?”  But people were trying to find out where he was. 

He’s off the grid for five to seven hours,

and yet somebody issued the order to stand down. 

RUSH: Folks, you don’t just… A White House adviser who’s not elected, not in the chain of command, is not gonna go to Leon Panetta and be listened to.  It just not. Panetta’s not a pushover, no matter what what anybody says.  There’s something really fishy about this.

President Obama, Surveillance, and Mosques

Report: Mosques exempt from government surveillance

Chad Groening   (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, June 14, 2013

A pro-Israel advocate says no one should be surprised by a recent report that radical mosques are now exempt from monitoring by the FBI.

According to an online editorial in Investor’s Business Daily, mosques have been off-limits to the FBI for almost two years. Since October 2011, says that report, surveillance or undercover sting operations in mosques have been prohibited without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the “Sensitive Operations Review Committee.”

muslimobamaThe panel was reportedly set up because of complaints from Muslim groups about sting operations conducted by the FBI, which were very effective in disrupting dozens of Islamic terror plots against the homeland – and just months after the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the FBI, asserting that infiltration and monitoring of Los Angeles mosques violated the civil rights of Muslims in that area.

The op-ed says no one knows the makeup of the Sensitive Operations Review Committee because the names of its members and staff are kept secret.

OneNewsNow contacted Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, about the IBD editorial. She says the Obama administration is always standing with Muslims.

“Remember, [President] Obama said that when the winds change and the world turns against Islam, he is going to stand with the Muslims. He’s been very clear [about that],” she comments. “And the Muslims aren’t his political enemies – it’s Christians, it’s ‘Zionists,’ it’s tea party activists. Because we know the truth.”

Cardoza-Moore says one only has to look at where Obama is investing American tax dollars. “He’s not investing them in building democracies around the world. He’s investing our tax dollars in building Muslim Brotherhood Islamic governments,” she notes.

A recent report also revealed the Obama administration may send weapons to the rebels in Syria, many of whom are tied to al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

See more on surveillance scandal

 

 

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Libya Scandal Update: Benghazi

Tim Brown

Benghazi Survivors Forced To Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements By The Obama Administration

ObamaScandalgateAccording to Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), who put forth a resolution back in January to form a select House committee to investigate Benghazi, which was supported by 700 retired Special Forces and the mother of slain information management officer Sean Smith, said on Thursday that survivors of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, had been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements by each of their respective agencies in the Obama administration. This would essentially prohibit them from speaking about the attack on September 11, 2012.
Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/benghazi-survivors-forced-to-sign-non-disclosure-agreements-by-the-obama-administration/#ixzz2ZzeDzfGH

 

Fast and Furious: More Murder

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Grassley to Holder: Why is Your Department Hiding New Fast and Furious Murders?

 

Fast-FuriousIowa Senator Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder reminding him that the Department of Justice has an obligation to inform Congress when Operation Fast and Furious weapons are found at crime scenes. Just last week, the Los Angeles Times reported Mexican Police Chief Luis Astorga and his body guard were killed by cartels using guns from the lethal operation.
“Since the beginning of this investigation, we have followed the link between Fast and Furious weapons and crimes committed on both sides of the border. On numerous occasions we have asked the Department to keep us apprised of Fast and Furious weapon recoveries — especially as they relate to violent crimes,” Grassley wrote.

 

From Cowboy Byte

http://cowboybyte.com/23111/grassley-to-holder-why-is-your-department-hiding-new-fast-and-furious-murders/#ixzz2ZQsiFp2S

President Obama Scandal Update 2

From Rush Limbaugh Show

President Obama: Scandal Update 2

ObamaScandalgateRUSH: I mentioned in the first hour that I wanted to go through some of the scandals, or if you will, some of the irregularities.  Here’s a brief summation.  You might call it Scandalgate.  Whatever you want to call it, these are clearly irregularities.  These are occurrences that, had they happened either individually or collectively, under any other administration, a far different reaction would have taken place to any and all of them.

Benghazi.  What did Benghazi expose?  Benghazi exposed that this administration will lie about the death of four Americans in order to get reelected.  It entailed the direct involvement of top administration officials in the Obama regime.  The administration lied about it to the public, lied about it to Congress, the talking points, the video.  They openly, brazenly lied for weeks about what had happened and why.  And to this day, we don’t know where Obama was while the actual murder and mayhem, the terror attack in Benghazi was taking place, we don’t know where he was.

The IRS Tea Party scandal exposed that the regime openly, willingly, laughingly suppressed its opposition, basically at the sandbox level, what they did was cheat.  It was unfair.  They denied tax-exempt status to organizations assembled by their political enemies.  As such, in my mind, they suppressed the votes of millions of Republicans, because they suppressed the fundraising opportunity of millions of Americans.  While that was happening, lying about who Mitt Romney was was the order of the day, with campaign donations sent by any number of wealthy donors from Hollywood to Silicon Valley.

People say, “Well, Rush, it was only metadata.  They can’t learn anything from metadata, right?”  Okay, they’ve got your number.  And they see that you make a phone call to the Romney for President number, office, where you live.  You made maybe five or six calls.  They don’t have to know what you said to know what you’re doing.  You call a suicide prevention hotline.  They don’t have to hear what you’re talking about to know what you called for.  Any number of examples where metadata can tell them anything they want to know, without once having to hear the content of anything.  It matters because of who’s doing it, in my estimation.

Then they’ve got this PRISM business and Edward Snowden…

And don’t forget Fast and Furious—Read more