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Monday, March 15, 2010


Today's column targets Obama's unabashed attempt to defy the will of the American people via the health care monstrosity and how doing so may one day come home to roost. His motives were learned as a student of Saul Alinsky. The latter's atheism was trumped only by his overt mocking of God-fearing individuals by dedicating his last book, "Rules for Radicals" to the devil himself.

Barack has one heck of a mentor, huh?
March 15th, 2010
Ben Barrack

One of the more recognizable photos of Barack Obama's ideological mentor, Saul Alinsky, includes a prominently featured sign in the background displaying the word “FIGHT”. Hillary Clinton's Alinsky-inspired senior thesis at Wellesley College was titled, “There is Only the Fight”.

Offering a perceived advantage to his students, Alinsky taught them to ignore ethical considerations while doing battle and preached that the ends justify the means.

When coupled with Obama's refusal to accept defeat on health care, the implication should be clear; if you keep fighting for what you want without regard for how you get it, you will indeed get it. This is what Barack Obama believes at his very core. It is who he is and as a man who used such tactics to become president, he likely believes they will never fail him as long as he never stops fighting. After all, Alinsky afforded him an advantage.

As the health care bill runs into increasingly stiffer resistance, Obama will reveal who he truly is to more and more people. In a clear signal the House of Representatives isn't confident it will get the votes it needs to pass the Senate Bill, the Democratic leadership has actually considered a rule – the Slaughter Solution – named after the woman who heads the Rules Committee, that would blatantly violate the U.S. Constitution.

The question Barack Obama will have to ask himself before signing a bill placed on his desk via those kinds of means is a simple one. Is it worth it?

Whether it's the Slaughter Solution or some other egregious affront to the Constitution that gets the bill to Obama, his fingerprints will be all over that bill – along with his signature. Ironically, Obama has been adroit when keeping his fingerprints off of things that might do him political harm.

Knowingly signing a Bill that was illegally passed very well could be an impeachable offense and based on the polls, Republicans are likely to have a substantial majority in the House of Representatives, which is the House of Congress responsible for drawing up articles of Impeachment. But having little or no regard for means necessarily translates to minimal concern for consequences.

If health care passes, Obama's belief in the Alinsky model will be validated in his own mind. That fact alone goes a long way in explaining the unethical and possibly unlawful tactics being used to pass it.

If health care fails, the Alinsky model will be shattered and Obama will be face to face with a failed paradigm; it is one he has held in such high regard for so long and will have been exposed as terribly flawed. Arrogance will go into overdrive. It will attempt to suppress the truth further; it will also find a willing subject in Obama, who will be eager to allow it to take even more control.

The man whose work Barack Obama has so revered will have been proven fallible and Obama, by extension, will be proven wrong for having put so much faith in it.

Alinsky dedicated his last book to Lucifer, who was known for arrogantly pursuing what he wanted without regard for means or consequences. Obama should not be surprised when things don't go well after doing the same thing.


During Glenn Beck's television show today, he announced that this Friday, March 19th viewers would have the opportunity to ask him anything. He even gave out a new email address specifically for this show. For all the good Beck does - he's the boldest, most entertaining talk show host on television - he's out to lunch when it comes to the threat of Islamic terrorism and its origins.

Ok, fine. If so, he should remain silent on the issue. Instead, on his March 8th broadcast he implied that Dutch politicians Geert Wilders is a fascist. I took issue with that at the time and thought it appropriate to use the email address Beck gave his viewers on today's show. This is what I sent to
Mr. Beck,

How can you imply that Geert Wilders, a man who reveres Winston Churchill, is a fascist?

Wilders is in desperate need of allies and you further alienated him on your March 8th television show.

Either you know the truth on that matter and won't speak it or you are ignorant of the truth and shouldn't have broached the subject.
For the record, Fox News had the clip of Beck's charge pulled from YouTube. However, it's still up on Eyeblast.

Judge for yourself..


I'm nearly at a loss for words on this one. Yes, I said "nearly". There are two things to discuss here. The first is the response from the other half of Obama's Brain - Valerie Jarrett - to a comment that Obama is exhibiting "womanly" leadership. Jarrett actually thanked the individual making the comment, saying that she would pass it along to Obama and that he would be "pleased" with the comparison.

The second aspect I found disturbing was Jarrett's lecturing people on actually listening to each other. In light of this health care debate, in which her boss absolutely REFUSES to listen to the American people, Jarrett displayed a level of hypocrisy, the likes of which rivals the low watermark.

This is what the left does. When they are losing the debate, they blame their opponents for using heated rhetoric when those opponents REFUSE to be ignored. Obama lives in a world of so many lies, the best way for him to deal with truth is to turn it off, either by not listening or by encouraging those speaking it to shut up.

via Breitbart

Maybe Valerie has a point....


Thanks to Verum Serum posting a video of Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein speaking to a group in July, 2008, we were able to witness Klein expressing his true beliefs about wanting a single payer (government run) health care solution. He even explained why he didn't publicly state those beliefs - people wouldn't want it. That video may have signified Klein's low water mark.

That is, until now.

While appearing on MSNBC's Countdown on Thursday, March 11th, Klein actually lauded the prospect of Democrats using the Slaughter strategy to pass health care as an example of "consistent innovation". Yes, he cheered the blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution as a noble endeavor. His entire quote via NewsBusters:
....the one thing that I would say about House and Senate and congressional processes that it is a process of consistent innovation. That it`s never been done until it`s been done. And all sorts of things are invented at the time.

Reconciliation had never been used to increase the deficit before Bush did it for the tax cuts. You can go on and on down the line where, you know, in response to differing circumstances and our politics changes, they figure out a way to do things and then it becomes a norm in the future from that. So, that they haven`t done, it doesn`t mean they won`t.
I'd say Klein has hit a new low by championing potentially criminal and impeachable offenses. It all goes back to that ends-justify-the-means mentality of Saul Alinsky.

Here's the clip from 2008 via Verum Serum


Billed as the Kill the Bill rally, Michele Bachmann delivered the keynote speech while also delivering haymaker after haymaker to the Democrats and the Obama Administration. No one was safe. Hot Air's Ed Morrissey was on-hand and recorded much of the speech (see below). For those wondering about the status of the Tea Party movement, it should be obvious it's alive and well. Thanks to Michele Bachmann (R-MN), it got quite the injection in St. Paul this past weekend.

Part one via Hot Air:

Part two via Hot Air:


Ayn Rand may have been an atheist but her 1957 novel, "Atlas Shrugged" has aged like a fine wine. It lays out in no uncertain terms what happens when power-hungry bureaucrats, both government and corporate, feel threatened by capitalism and innovation - they squash it. What makes the novel so powerful is that it also lays out what happens when those bureaucrats ultimately get their way.

That's why it is refreshing to see a politician in the U.S. Congress - Paul Ryan (R-WI) - giving each member of his staff a copy of the book. If he truly embraces the principles relative to the power of the individual that are in that novel, it is a strong statement indeed. It's the stuff of paradigm shifts if in the right hands. Then again, we are talking about politicians and the novel is an exhaustive 1000+ pages. Politicians deal in perception and 'Atlas Shrugged' has become a Tea Party favorite. Reading the "Tea Leaves" comes natural for politicians.

Skepticism is high when it comes to all things Washington, D.C. these days. Sorry. That said, the American Thinker has a piece that seems to indicate Ryan might just be the real deal, pointing to his performance at the health care summit last month:
At the health care summit, he was a man among boys, firing broadsides at the health care reform bill that hit their target with devastating accuracy. Obama didn't even bother to try and counter the points Ryan made. In 11 minutes, he destroyed the Democrats' talking points - and they knew it.

His own health care reform bill, The Patient's Choice Act , was buried by House Democrats who refused to even consider most of the common sense, market oriented alternatives he was promoting. In fact, the president and the Democrats pretended that the bill wasn't even offered, referring constantly to the GOP having "no new ideas" about reform when a 248 page bill was staring them in the face, just waiting for the opposition to acknowledge its existence.
For more on Ryan, he's got an op-ed in the Washington Post. He certainly talks like he and his staff have ingested the central theme in 'Atlas Shrugged':
Rather than tackle the drivers of health inflation, the legislation chases the ever-increasing premiums with huge new subsidies. Already, Washington has no idea how to pay for the unfunded promises in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- and creating this new entitlement would accelerate our path to fiscal ruin. When you strip away the double-counting, expose the hidden costs that must be funded and look at the price tag when the legislation is fully implemented, the claims of deficit reduction are as hollow as claims of cost containment.
Ryan seems to get it and as the American Thinker points out, he's a younger member of Congress who argues the conservative viewpoint on this matter better than most of its senior members.

Read Ryan's op-ed here.
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