Posts Tagged ‘Center for American Progress’

Fearmongering Demagogue Obama Demonizes Prosperity

August 14, 2010

Here’s a story that presents Obama as he really is – a fearmongering, demonizing, demagoguing divider.  There’s no hope, there’s no change, there’s only Obama the Chicago thug.

And what is this evil man who is president of “God damn America” damning here?  Prosperity.  Because how dare you keep Obama’s money.  And the fact that you earned it does nothing to dispel the fact that you are greedy and selfish for wanting to keep more of it.

Obama: An American Against Prosperity
By Lonely Conservative

At a recent fundraising event, not only did President Obama state that prosperous Americans don’t “need” to keep so much of the money they earn, he also attacked the group Americans for Prosperity. It wasn’t just an off the cuff remark, either. He devoted several paragraphs of his speech to disparaging the group, trying to make them sound like the arm of shady foreign corporations out to destroy the American dream. He even threw in another dig at the Supreme Court.

Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country. And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. You don’t know if it’s a big oil company, or a big bank. You don’t know if it’s a insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it’s good for their bottom line, even if it’s not good for the American people.

A Supreme Court decision allowed this to happen. And we tried to fix it, just by saying disclose what’s going on, and making sure that foreign companies can’t influence our elections. Seemed pretty straightforward. The other side said no.

They don’t want you to know who the Americans for Prosperity are, because they’re thinking about the next election. But we’ve got to think about future generations. We’ve got to make sure that we’re fighting for reform. We’ve got to make sure that we don’t have a corporate takeover of our democracy.

Hmmm. No mention by Dear Leader of the groups that helped get him elected, like Moveon.org, Center for American Progress, or Media Matters, to name just a few. He also never talks about the shady, anti-capitalism, exploiter-of-capitalism George Soros. He’s also full of BS, as it’s quite easy to find out who the Americans for Prosperity are – it’s all right there on their website, and there’s more at the website of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. But I’m sure whoever wrote Obama’s speech knows all that.

The President of Americans for Prosperity, Tim Phillips responded to the attack on its members:

“With his poll numbers dropping rapidly because of his big government agenda, the President is now making shrill, desperate attacks on Americans for Prosperity and our 1,200,000 AFP grassroots activists across the nation.

Expect to hear more of this rhetoric in the coming months and years. This administration loves calling out anyone who stands up for American traditions and capitalism. Judging from the way they’ve been governing, one could easily surmise that President Obama and members of his party and administration are Americans Against Prosperity. They should start a new group, maybe Soros can fund it. Even if you give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk it off to incompetence, there’s no doubt about the results of the policies they’ve implemented. So whether it’s intentional or not, they certainly are against prosperity for Americans. (Unless, of course, you happen to be a union boss or part of the ruling class. Then they’re all for it, they just don’t want the rest of us to prosper.)

Obama, the ugly liar and hateful demagogue that he is, incites his audience against Americans for Prosperity by saying, “We don’t know who these people are!  They might be foreigners!  Or worse, in the vein of Marxist rhetoric; they might be the bourgeoisie who hire you and give you jobs just so they can exploit you!”

Well, we CAN know who they are, if we set aside Obama’s naked hatred and Marxist class warfare rhetoric.

As an example, we most certainly CAN know Americans For Prosperity isn’t “a foreign-controlled corporation,” with all due respect regarding Obama’s vile lies:

From their legal section:

Americans For Prosperity legally describes itself as an organization that does not accept money from “any foreign source.”  Which would be hard to claim if they were themselves a foreign-owned corporation.

Obama is a liar and a slanderer.  He couldn’t care less about the truth, or about being honest.

What does AFP want?  It is an evil organization (well, it is if you’re a class-warfare-inciting Marxist) who want to “engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels.”

What could be more un-American than an organization that does not want a giant, controlling, fascist, freedom-sucking, totalitarian, nanny state government?

You can’t know who they are.  Unless you spend about 2 minutes looking into them.

Barack Obama – the Big Brother of our time – wanted to keep you from having that terrible responsibility of being able to investigate the truth for yourself.  He wanted his lies to become your truth.  But the evil U.S. Supreme Court prevented him from doing so.  So he demonized them in a speech the same way – and with the same lies – with which he demonized the Americans For Prosperity.

Let me tell you something.  Obama has some pretty giant resources.  The Department of Justice.  The Secret Service.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, just for starters.  He knows who Americans For Prosperity are.  If there were a single illegitimate thing to say about them, he would have had and used that ammunition.  If Americans For Prosperity were a “foreign-controlled corporation, or a bank, or an insurance company, or whatever Obama falsely and maliciously accuses them of being, if he had any proof whatsoever, this liar and fraud could have and would have produced it.

The Americans For Prosperity is clean.  It is Obama who is just plain dirty.  He is a dirty slandering liar.

History Already Beginning to Positively Re-evaluate President Bush

August 21, 2008

President Bush – mired in low polls (unless you consider the Democrat-controlled Congress’ polls, which make his numbers look fabulous) is beginning to receive more favorable consideration, according to both polls and a survey of analyses.

President Bush’s favorability rating is at 30% according to Quinnipiac (8/12-8/17), with Gallup holding him at 33% (8/7-8/10). His ratings are definitely beginning to improve. And other reports are now speaking more favorably in both tone and substance of the Bush record. The success of the surge is cited as the largest contributing factor.

A Zogby survey shows that just 3% of Americans approve of how Congress is handling the war in Iraq; 24% say the same for the President. Why the media has spent so much time broadcasting President Bush’s low numbers, while basically ignoring the Democrats’ far lower numbers, would appear to reveal a clear bias and even an agenda.

Most telling of all may be how even left-leaning media is now evaluating the President more positively. Fareed Zakaria has a Newsweek article titled, “What Bush Got Right” that states that Bush learned from his failures and set a successful new course. A survey of the article reveals that President Bush positively transformed the U.S. relationships with China and India. Zakaria writes that:

“blanket criticism of Bush misses an important reality. For whatever reasons and through whichever path, the foreign policies in place now are more sensible, moderate and mainstream. In many cases the next president should follow rather than reverse them.”

Also this week the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank led by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, released its survey of national security experts, who say they are “more positive about the war in Iraq, U.S. efforts in fighting global terrorist networks, and the security of the United States and its people.” The survey reveals a decidedly upward trend in the confidence and approval of President Bush’s handling of a host of foreign policy issues.

I challenge any Democrat who opposes the war in Iraq to confront the positions of their own leadership both prior to and shortly after the beginning of the war. Freedom Agenda has a compilation of quotes from prominent Democrats on Iraq, Saddam Hussein, WMD, and the need to oust the regime. It is my contention that a reading of Democrats will reveal them as a treacherous and even traitorous band of rat bastards who betrayed not only the President in time of war, but their own expressed convictions, for cheap political gain.

I will always wonder what would have happened if Democrats had presented a united face, rather than divide the country over a war that 60% of the Democrats in the Senate voted for. I believe that had the country been united, there is a very real probability that more European countries would have supported the leadership of the United States, and that Saddam Hussein might have blinked and opened his regime to the inspections President Bush demanded.