Barack Obama’s 55% problem

These are not good times for the Barack Obama. Everywhere he looks he is sagging and failing. More than this an oddity seems to be hanging over his head that can best be described as his 55% problem. The figure 55% is killing his career.

This man must see the number 55% in his sleep. Polls that show him at 55% and sound good are actually sharp reminders of his falling fortunes not signs of growing popularity. Obama definitely has a 55% problem.

Consider these 55% problems he has:

Poll: 55% of Americans Say Obama One-Term President:

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 55% of Americans believe Obama will lose and be a one term president.

Poll: American Jewish Committee finding:

The AJC survey of Jewish voters found that while last year 55% of their respondents approved of Obama’s economic policies, now a stunning 60% disapprove of his handling of the economy. Last year 55% of respondents approved of his policies toward Israel, now 53% disapprove.

GallupPoll: Obama’s approval among Hispanics down to 55%:

The latest Gallup Poll of Hispanics reveals that Obama’s support has fallen from 66% in 2008 to 55% today.

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 Read More at Coach Is Right By Kevin “Coach” Collins, Coach Is Right

Two Authors Expose Radical EPA-Climate Change Agenda

Christopher Horner is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: And Environmentalism, which was published in 2007 during the Bush Administration. Even in those days, the EPA was filled with climate change alarmists and regulatory zealots.

In his well-researched book, Horner describes how the EPA arrives at its allegedly “scientific” conclusions:

“…the EPA now brazenly and routinely selects the interpretation—sometimes the only such interpretation—of a set of data that can justify its power grab. If a study can possibly be read to show a significant health benefit from regulating, the EPA will read it that way. Regulators and activists routinely ignore the weaknesses in their favored studies and contrary evidence from other peer-reviewed research that doesn’t support the alarmists’ agenda.

“In addition to cherry-picking, EPA bureaucrats and other fear-mongers manipulate the evidence in a wide range of ways, for example by simply funding huge numbers of scientifically shoddy studies.” (Horner, Christopher C. [2007-02-12]. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: And Environmentalism [Politically Incorrect Guides] [Kindle Locations 852-853]. Regnery Publishing. Kindle Edition.)

Well, if things were that bad at the EPA during the Bush Administration, the zealots are on steroids under the Obama Administration.

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Read More at epaabuse.com By Frank York, epaabuse.com

Perry Gets Smeared

Detroit — The Obama White House has hardly concealed its preference for Mitt Romney as an opponent, given his Northeast base, his suitability as a class-warfare foil, and especially Romneycare. Rick Perry, by contrast, is a Democrat’s worst nightmare — a conservative southerner from hard-scrabble beginnings with a populist touch.

So it’s no surprise that the Democrats’ allies at the Washington Post this weekend ran a story that is the most vile, noxious story since Democrats spoon-fed NPR the Clarence Thomas coke-can fable in 1991.

Never mind that the story is shakily sourced, that it’s about a rock, that it obscures the fact that the Perrys merely leased the land for hunting (giving them hunting rights only — if the Perrys painted over the rock, it would have been an act of disobedience). The Left will stop at nothing to destroy him. Really, the story is itself bigoted, an attempt by an east-coast establishment paper to caricature southerners as racists. (Check the Post’s library — I bet they have a copy of Huckleberry Finn with the N-word in it. And how about their repeated use of the term “Redskins” in their sports section?)

Based on what we already know about Perry, the story’s implication of racism seems unfounded. Perry repeatedly promoted black Texas judge Wallace Jefferson (Texas’s first black supreme-court justice), and he is being hit from the right for his stance on another issue involving people of color (immigration).

Still, this heinous Democratic tactic is getting ample help from the Stupid Party.

“For him to leave [the N-word] there as long as he did before I hear that they finally painted over it is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country,” GOP candidate Herman Cain told Fox News, picking up the Democrats’ race card.

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 Read More at National Review By Henry Payne, National Review

Obama administration filled with activists for globalism

The newly appointed chief of President Obama’s Social Innovation and Civic Participation Council is a member of a globalist organization whose activists can be found throughout the Obama administration.

Jonathan Greenblatt was appointed the new head of Obama’s Social Innovation Unit earlier this month.

Greenblatt is the founder of a civic service company that works in partnership with Google and the Huffington Post. He has several ties to Google.

WND reported last week that until his appointment to the Obama administration, Greenblatt served as the director of a social justice group funded by George Soros.

The organization, the Aspen Institute, works closely with Soros and even was reportedly used by the billionaire in a failed attempt to engineer the defeat of President Bush in the 2004 elections.

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Read More at WND By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

Don’t Jump on the Christie Bandwagon Without Research

The professional pundits seem to be in a hot lather for Governor Chris Christie. But count me as one of those that hasn’t drunk the Christie kool-aid. We will be covering his candidacy in detail if he decides to run, but my initial research doesn’t get me excited:

“Governor Christie’s nomination of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney to detained terrorist suspects, to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. The Sohail nomination continues Christie’s unfortunate pandering to the American Muslim Union and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Passaic County has the second largest Muslim population in the country. And the Islamic Center of Passaic County is the state’s largest mosque, and it’s the only one run by an an Imam who was a member of the Hamas terrorist organization. But when the United States government attempted to deport Mohammed Qatanani, New Jersey’s pols and wannabe pols like Christie, quickly came to his aid. Despite the fact that Mohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both Al Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.

This is less a sign of his innocence, than of the power and influence wielded by Qatanani and the American Muslim Union. There was hardly a top New Jersey public official who did not come out for Qatanani. And that included both of the major candidates in the governor’s race, Governor Jon Corzine and Chris Christie. Christie called Qatanani, “a man of great goodwill” and “a constructive force” and allowed Charles McKenna, one of his associate attorneys to testify on behalf of Qatanani. Afterward Christie tapped McKenna to head New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security. McKenna had spent a good deal of time on Muslim “outreach” and made numerous statements echoing their talking points.

The pioneering terrorism researcher, Steve Emerson called it, “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption”. He stated, “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI SAC had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Defending Qatanani required Christie to pit himself against the Department of Homeland Security, which wanted him deported. But the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t running for office in New Jersey. Christie was.

The first Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad El-Mezain, was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. El-Mezain had actually boasted of raising almost 2 million dollars for Hamas. And his replacement, Qatanani, actually was a member of Hamas. An ordinary politician might have been forgiven for not knowing this, but Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. It’s absolutely impossible that he would not have known the background of the Islamic Center of Passaic County. Yet Christie attended a Ramadan dinner, in the same place where terrorists had fundraised, and kissed Qatanani on the cheek.

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Read More at Floyd Reports By Floyd Brown, Floyd Reports

Obama’s Analysts: Oops! We Put Muslim Radicals in Charge of Libya

Even as the Obama administration celebrates the killing of American-born al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and his traitorous friend Samir Khan in Yemen, its analysts are beginning to admit their war by decree in Libya empowered Islamic extremists bent on exporting jihad throughout the region. Thanks to Obama’s policies, al-Qaeda-linked radicals may be pillaging Muammar Qaddafi’s stockpile of weapons and receiving shipments of contraband from overseas.

In the closest thing to an admission Obama administration figures lied us into war, Reuters reports:

During the half-year campaign by rebels to drive Muammar Gaddafi from power, U.S. and NATO officials downplayed fears that al Qaeda or other militants would infiltrate anti-Gaddafi forces or take advantage of disorder to establish footholds in Libya.

Since then, however, the assessment of top experts inside the U.S. government has sharpened.

Former CIA asset and Obama adviser Bruce Riedel summarizes, “There is a great deal of concern that the jihadi cadre now are going to be exporting their ideas and weapons toward the east and west.”

This author reported the cause of their alarm a month ago. The National Transitional Council (NTC), the body the United States now exclusively recognizes as the official government of Libya, elected Abdel Hakim Belhaj commander of the Tripoli Military Council in late August. Belhaj is the co-founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which the State Department designated a foreign terrorist organization in December 2004. The New York Times relates that LIFG members received “combat experience in Iraq or Afghanistan” — fighting the United States. Belhaj, who met Osama bin Laden twice, now commands 8,000 troops, Libya’s largest fighting force.

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 Read More at FloydReports.com By Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Whale Wars: How TV Turns Violent Green Activists into Popular Entertainment

Whale Wars is a popular Friday night television series on the Animal Planet cable channel. Having just completed its fourth season, the hour-long documentary program depicts the heroism of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as it tries to stop Japanese fishing vessels from killing whales in Antarctica. Too bad that Whale Wars omits important information about the extremist nature of Sea Shepherd and its operations.

In November 2008 a television documentary program called Whale Wars premiered on the Animal Planet cable channel. The program follows a group of self-proclaimed “eco-pirates” called Sea Shepherd as they try to prevent Japanese government-authorized fishing vessels from hunting whales in the waters off Antarctica. (The program is available on DVD and many episodes can be viewed online.)

Upon locating Japanese whalers, Sea Shepherd activists have thrown bottles of butyric acid and packages of methyl cellulose onto the Japanese ships’ decks. The first can sicken humans and taint whale meat, while the second makes ship decks dangerously slippery. From onboard their own vessels, Sea Shepherd’s crew have also thrown large ropes into the sea, attempting to entangle them in the whalers’ propellers. The Japanese ships fight back with water cannons, flash grenades and pain-inducing LRAD (long-range acoustic devices).

The TV series shows a Sea Shepherd vessel named the Steve Irwin (after the late host of Crocodile Hunter, a wildlife documentary series) as it tracks down three Japanese harpoon ships named Yushin Maru and a large factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, that processes the harpoon ships’ catch. Later in the series Sea Shepherd acquires a more powerful ship, an icebreaker it calls the Bob Barker, named after the host of the TV game show The Price Is Right. Barker contributed $5 million to Sea Shepherd to assist its mission.

Each whaling (and television) season Sea Shepherd deploys its flotilla as the Japanese whalers try to meet a kill-quota of 950 mink whales, 50 fin whales, and 50 humpback whales. This quota violates a ruling by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has banned commercial whaling since 1986. Three countries, however —Japan, Norway and Iceland — defy the IWC ban. The Japanese pretend their whaling operations are permitted because the IWC allows whaling for scientific purposes and the whalers are sponsored by the Japanese government’s Institute of Cetacean Research. But this claim is dubious since whale meat often ends up in Japan’s food markets.

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Read More at capitalresearch.org By David Hogberg, capitalresearch.org

New book calls out ‘racial agenda of the Obama Justice Department’

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder face fiery race-based criticisms in a new book about their selective enforcement of civil rights.

In “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” former Department of Justice Civil Rights Division attorney J. Christian Adams describes how racist radicals have hijacked the DOJ and rarely enforce laws when it’s not politically beneficial for them to do so.

The book begins during the Bush administration with a story from Noxubee County, Miss., where Adams joined fellow Civil Rights Division attorney Chris Coates and others from the DOJ in investigating discrimination against white voters by a black leader. Inside the DOJ, especially in the Civil Rights Division, Coates and Adams faced adamant opposition to investigating and litigating the Noxubee case. Adams says it wasn’t because there was a lack of evidence or because the accusations were frivolous — according to him, it was because it was a case about discrimination against white people, and had been for several elections. Adams says this was a real-life example of “reverse racism.”

Adams argues that because of Obama and Holder’s staffing and selective enforcement, the Noxubee case is just the beginning, and Americans should be ready for an onslaught of similar situations in coming years. In a chapter titled “Personnel is Policy,” Adams makes the case that Obama and Holder understand that a racist and extremist influence they install at the DOJ now will last for decades in the form of career attorneys.

“Litigation was brought against [Noxubee County Democratic Party Chairman] Ike Brown largely thanks to the efforts of one Department of Justice employee and the support he received from DOJ political appointees,” Adams writes. “This bears out an old axiom: Personnel is policy. And you have to hand it to Barack Obama — he understands this perfectly.”

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Read More at The Daily Caller By Matthew Boyle, The Daily Caller

Biden: New Stimulus Needed ‘Even if We’re Growing at 8%’ and Have ‘3% Unemployment Rate’

(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said Congress should pass the $450-billion American Jobs Act even if the economy were growing at 8 percent and unemployment were as low as 3 percent.

“Look, we should be doing all of this stuff even if we were growing by 8 percent, even if there was a 3 percent unemployment rate in America,” Biden said at an event on Thursday to promote the legislation. “We need better roads, we need better bridges, we need safer streets.”

“We need to be in a position where our kids are in classrooms where there’s enough qualified teachers, where they are in fact in classes where they are safe,” Biden said.

The vice president made his remarks at the headquarters of the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Va., where he also announced that the agency was one of the recipients of a federal grant to fund the hiring of new officers.

The Alexandria Police Department will hire four officers with the almost $859,000 it received from the more than $243 million in grant funds.

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 Read More at CNS News By Penny Starr, CNS News

Black Man invites Morgan Freeman to Tea Party

UPDATE (Sept 29, 2011 4:39pm ET): Visit https://YourMoveMorgan.com

Dear Mr. Freeman,

My name is Ali Akbar. I’m a 26 year-old African-American small business owner and a tea party activist. I’m not writing to rake you over the coals in the way that many conservatives have done in the last 48 hours. Heck, I wrote a passionate open-letter refuting many of your claims already, but this is not that. This is an honest and standing invitation. I do believe that you are wrong in what you said about the tea party, but I would rather prove it to you than castigate you for your comments.

I also understand that your reflexive comments came from experience. You grew up in a different America than the one that I was blessed to be born into. We both grew up in the south, but I never saw ‘White Only’ signs. I’ve been called a name or two in my three decades, but racism has always been the exception in my life, not the rule, as it probably was in your youth. I understand your suspicion of conservative political movements. It is rooted in pain and fear and memory, and though I never saw the horrors of segregation that you did, we share that cultural heritage.

I’ve been a fan of yours all my life. From “Driving Miss Daisy” to “Lean on Me” to “The Shawshank Redemption,” I idolized you as a boy. Growing up without a father, you were one of the strong black men in my life who gave me a model to follow. Each of the characters you played had dignity and confidence. I tried to emulate the strength you projected. While many of my friends headed down the all-too-familiar path of drugs, unwed pregnancies and crime, I’ve striven to live a life with dignity, be an example for my brothers and make my mother proud.

My favorite of your movies was “The Power of One.” I must’ve watched it a hundred times, crying every time when your character Geel Piet was killed by the racist South African. Geel Piet was brave and heroic, even in the face of death, because he knew that the hate that killed him was a trifle in comparison to the love that PK’s anti-apartheid movement was spreading. It is with that spirit that I’m writing to you this morning.

I’ve attended dozens of tea party events. I’ve helped organize them, and I’ve even spoken at a few. The tea party is not what is often depicted in the news. It is people of all colors who are terribly concerned about the direction that America is heading. We don’t trust big government to make decisions for us. And we fear that the present administration’s spending is going to lead our country down a path to insolvency, much like what Greece is currently facing.

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