Smells Like Liberty

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 President Obama came to Quincy, IL to deliver a speech aimed at fanning the flames of his Liberals’ class warfare against Wall Street. He delivered his rant at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center to a crowd that included at least four busloads of supporters brought in from Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Chicago.

As one would likely expect, outside the Civic Center some 200 Tea  Party supporters held a protest. What few people expected was the response to this protest by Team Obama. Upon seeing the Tea Party supporters nearing the civic center sometime after Obama’s motorcade had arrived and the attendees of speech had entered the building, they summoned a squad of riot police to deal with the Tea Party.

Many Americans are outraged and more than a little scared by the use of such levels of force and intimidation against what was an entirely peaceful protest. The massacres of protesters by agents of the law in Orangeburg, SC, Kent, MS, and Jackson, OH are still, decades later, part of America’s national consciousness.

Certainly, outrage is in order, as is a certain amount of well-founded concern for the safety of those who dissent against President Obama’s agenda to reconstruct the foundations of America. But the Obama regime’s recourse of using riot police to attempt to intimidate some 200 peaceful Tea Party protesters is also cause for joy. It means we, the People a making strides in our war to maintain American liberties.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Attributed to Thomas Jefferson

The government’s – in the form of Obama’s administration – fear of we, the People was quite in evidence in Quincy, IL. The heady scent of liberty was thick in the air as President Obama’s cadre called out the police from several jurisdictions in full riot gear to quell and intimidate the Tea Party protesters Oakley Lindsay Civic Center during President Obama’s visit.


Illinois Riot Police Summoned To Block Tea Party

Not Quite The Scary Image The Media Has Fabricated
Maybe If They Had Those Little Yappy Dogs…


Team Obama Deploys Riot Squad vs. Peaceful Protesters

So the American people should be somewhat joyful. We have struck a certain amount of fear into the government. Since fear is one of the few things governments – especially Obama’s pseudo-messianic regime – listen to, this is a sign that we’re winning the war for our children’s nation.

But, Some Needed Perspective

Some people – many actually – have claimed that the police called out to block off and intimidate the Quincy Tea Party were SWAT. This is erroneous at best, mendacious at worst. The law enforcement detail assigned to this event was the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) Mobile Field Force Team (MFFT) 8. They are equipped for- and trained in crowd control not, in the sort of aggressive tactical operations undertaken by SWAT teams.

My condolences to the family and teammates of MMFT 8 Team Member Sheriff’s Deputy Lamont Reid who passed away Monday April 26 while working an assignment in E. St. Louis

If they had been SWAT the armor would have been largely the same but their weaponry would have been much deadlier and far more in evidence since SWAT teams are used for offensive missions instead of defensive and containment ones. Indeed, even for riot police MFFT Team 8 came significantly under-armed if they expected to encounter any trouble at all – which they at least obviously didn’t.

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Remedial Democracy

I realize that the 111th Congress, especially the US House of Representatives, is not exactly a gathering of the more intelligent, properly educated, and upright members of American society. A gaggle of whores, thieves, junkies, and rapists would be probably be a kinder sampling of American intelligentsia, wisdom, and even ethics.

Still, this particular Congress definitely needs more remedial education in both representative democracy and their elected job duties.

Congress - write read bills before voting on them 1000 times, then sit in the corner until impeached
Read Bills Before Voting On Them, Dunce!

Of course this sort of gross stupidity combined with selfishness and outright treason against the ideals of America is what one has to come to expect do to our failings. It is our – the American people’s – fault that Congress behaves as it does; we’ve let them get away with such things and to feel safe doing so.

We the People need to stand up for ourselves and make our displeasure and rage be known. We must do whatever is needful to convince the politicians to once more fear our wrath.

Use small words though. As I said, these are not the brightest people in America. Gods Above and Below! Do they have “Special Ed” programs for politicians? 😉

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Obama Motors?

How could President Obama make sure that he and his administration achieve their agenda for the American automotive industry’s restructuring? While his government now “owns” major interests in GM and Chrysler, they’re both still technically private companies that can set their own policies.

The easy answer is for Obama and his government is to use American tax dollars to start a new automobile manufacturer and buy out the remaining healthy assets of GM and/or Chrysler. Apparently that is what he is planning on doing!

President Obama's new GM - Government Motors
Driving America To The Edge…And Beyond

Many Americans feared that the Automobile Bail-Out would lead to nationalization of the Americans auto industry. In response to those fears, the Liberals heaped scorn upon the concerned. Sadly for America, it looks like we were right to be afraid. Welcome to Obama Motors.

NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – General Motors Corp’s (GM.N) plan for a bankruptcy filing involves a quick sale of the company’s healthy assets to a new company initially owned by the U.S. government, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Supposedly it’s GM’s plan, but it’s Obama and his Liberals who have the money – our money – that GM needs to survive – so who’s deciding what going happen? The government under Obama, that’s who. America has already heard about how Obama and his team are controlling the Chrysler pseudo-bankruptcy.

Of course this new company – Obama Motors? Government Motors? USSA Auto? – won’t be wholly owned by the US government. They’ll be splitting it with the UAW, but the government will likely hold the majority of control.

The government’s plans include giving stakes in the new company to GM’s union and bondholders, although the ownership structure of the company is still being negotiated, said the source who is familiar with the company’s plans.

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The board of the new company would be established with the tacit approval of the government. Fritz Henderson, who took the helm of GM earlier this year after the government pushed out Rick Wagoner, would likely head the new company, the source said.

There’s not that much else to say on this topic other than this is a very bad thing for America and it is very likely to come to pass.

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Capitulate Or Die

Capitulate to Obama’s will, whims, and desires or be destroyed, that seems to be the modus operandi for America’s First Black President and his Chicago-style regime. Do as he says, irrespective of laws, contracts, or your own best interests and responsibilities, or be destroyed by the regime and/or its propaganda corps.

A leading bankruptcy attorney representing hedge funds and money managers told ABC News Saturday that Steve Rattner, the leader of the Obama administration’s Auto Industry Task Force, threatened one of the firms, an investment bank, that if it continued to oppose the administration’s Chrysler bankruptcy plan, the White House would use the White House press corps to destroy its reputation.

— John Tapper
ABC News – Political Punch

The White House, in the person of White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, denied the claim that President Obama’s Auto Industry Task Force threatened to use the Press Corps to destroy the reputation of Perella Weinberg Partners LP.

Right; they deny the charge, but does anyone with any sense or with love for America believe them? This is exactly the same strong-arm tactic of intimidation that they’ve used before.

Their denial falls flat in the face of the truth, as can be seen by President Obama’s own words on Thursday, April 30, 2009, when Obama revealed his plan for Chrysler.

While many stakeholders made sacrifices and worked constructively, I have to tell you some did not. In particular, a group of investment firms and hedge funds decided to hold out for the prospect of an unjustified taxpayer-funded bailout. They were hoping that everybody else would make sacrifices, and they would have to make none. Some demanded twice the return that other lenders were getting. I don’t stand with them.

— President Obama
Remarks By The President On The Auto Industry

Those stakeholders who “made sacrifices and worked constructively” are: JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. Together they are owed approximately 70% of Chrysler’s debt and had already agreed to participate with the administration’s plan, which comes as no surprise to anyone who’s been following politics and the US economy. All four financial institutions are recipients of up to $100 billion each in federal government bailout funds (TARP) and they’ve all seen what happened to AIG and its employees.

While Obama’s not a Muslim – it’s doubtful he accept any authority greater than himself – he follows a twisted variation of their principles. To him, there are only Dar al-Obama and Dar al-Harb.

According to Thomas Lauria, Global Practice Head of the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group at White & Case, the boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners were willing to take 50 cents on the dollar from Chrysler for their debt – which, it should be noted, is similar to what they would receive under an interfered with bankruptcy proceeding.

That’s apparently not good enough for Obama and his cabal though; they demand absolute submission to their will and are more than willing to use any means at their disposal to punish and, if needs be, destroy their opposition and silence any dissent.

Obama and his Liberal coterie will probably get away with it too, which is an atrocity and a crime against America in and of itself. They’ve made good use of the Race Card and have – with the eager collusion of the MSM -  done a masterful job of fomenting Class Warfare in America.  This has and will continue to allow them to attack and destroy any financial institutions or other large corporations in America with near impunity.

This means that  President Obama has an easy time painting firms like AIG , Perella Weinberg Partners, and others as greedy, divisive, and contrarian. After all, they’re  just a bunch of “evil, old, rich, White men.” The dark heart of Obama’s constituency has long desired to see them destroyed and their wealth redistributed.

… And of course any dissent with his agenda will be decried as Racist.

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Take Power And Rule

Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of Barack Obama’s Transition Team was interviewed by Tom Brokaw on Meet the Press this weekend (November 9th, 2008) and she discussed her views on the transition from the Bush presidency to the Obama presidency.

Let me politely say that some of her words on the topic of Obama’s presidency were unfortunate.

YouTube excerpt from Valerie Jarrett’s interview on Meet the Press on November 9, 2008:

I must say that I’m not particularly pleased with the attitude displayed by Jarrett in regards to how Obama should proceed with his administration. I’m not alone either. Various Conservatives and Constitutionalists are already jumping on Jarrett’s gaffe as being a harbinger of the dictatorial excesses to come from President Obama. Much like Rahm Emanuel’s appointment as Chief of Staff, Valerie Jarrett’s gaffe – already being called a Freudian slip by some – does not bode well.

However, given the daunting challenges that we face, it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.

— Valerie Jarrett
November 9th Meet The Press Interview

In the United States our leaders “take office;” they do not “take power.” In the United States our leaders “govern” or “serve;” they do not “rule.” To rule is the province of kings, and America is staunchly opposed to such beings – at least within the US.

To be fair, there is no evidence so far that President-Elect Barack Obama harbors any delusions of being either able or allowed to rule as opposed to govern, serve, and administrate. Jarrett’s words and possible views should not be granted more weight than they deserve.

I believe that what should be of primary concern is that such views as “take power and rule” intimate show a certain type and level of expectations that are being placed upon Obama by his advisers, backers, and supporters. Many people crave “Change” as was proved by the recent elections. Obama may have trouble meeting their expectations while operating within the constitutionally bound powers of the Presidency.

Some secondary concern should be given to the idea of Obama at least maintaining a semblance of humility and bipartisanship in the wake of such a bitterly contested election. Neither Emanuel’s appointment or Jarrett’s comments show any such semblance and serve only to entrench the Right and further fuel the Left’s expectations of “payback.”

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