We are living in strange times.
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The Russian news service Pravda has written an extremely detailed article not only about Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s revelation of the forgery of Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service document, but has picked up on the long-time charge of Obama’s obvious usurping of the presidency by ignoring the natural born clause of the U.S. Constitution. What is strange about this? Only that the article decries—almost mocks—the total mainstream media blackout.
The mainstream media couldn’t simply pretend that Arpaio’s news conference didn’t occur, stuffing it down an Orwellian memory hole, so they came up with another Obamabot explanation: that Arpaio is simply paying back the DOJ and Obama for their various criminal investigations of his department. This has been repeated ad nauseam before and after the press conference as if Arpaio has already been charged and convicted of these various “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Strangely, minutes after Arpaio’s conference, these various “charges” were repeated by a single Associated Press writer, Jacques Billeaud, and parroted verbatim within hours by literally hundreds of news organizations. Billeaud’s basis for the dismissal of Arpaio forgery charges: “Some critics suggest Arpaio’s aim is to divert attention from his own legal troubles while raising his political profile as he seeks a sixth term this year. The sheriff vehemently denies such strategies are in play.” Like the Body Snatchers movie, this blurb was used in hundreds if not thousands of news organizations and websites, and repeated not as opinion, which it is, but substantiated fact. Add to the news organizations that simply rewrote the article under someone else’s name and changed a few words, and this number would be in the tens of thousands. It makes the old Soviet Politburo in terms of speed and efficiency look like child’s play.
The “legal troubles” Billeaud refers to is Obama’s rogue DOJ alleging that Arpaio routinely uses racial profiling to make arrests, among other things. The evidence for this? When Arpaio, in customary fashion said, in effect, show me the money, DOJ, as they always do when someone stands up to their Brown Shirt tactics, retreated, babbling incoherently. As if a DOJ that is so corrupt dozens of lawmakers are calling for Holder’s resignation, if not impeachment, whose filthy hands are all over the Fast and Furious debacle, whereby hundreds of Mexican citizens have been murdered, and at least two U.S. citizens, and in which Holder has been mired in subverting justice at least back to the 1990s, versus a Sheriff that has had an exemplary career in the DEA, working all over the world, previously heading the DEA in Arizona, and now has been crowned with the title “America’s toughest Sheriff” for taking on the Obama machine— he is somehow less credible than what many have called the Department of “Injustice?” I don’t think so.
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Back to the Pravda article: the article, written by Dianna Cotter, discusses the Obama forgery and natural born citizen issue in such a detailed matter, coming in a close second to Jerome’s Corsi’s Where’s the Birth Certificate? even going into the Obamabots in 2008 scrubbing law citation databases’ reference to the one definition of natural born citizen, as defined by the Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett (88 U.S. 162) 1875. Cotter is incredulous that America is standing by with what she calls a usurpation of the presidency.
She is not the only one who is incredulous.
The millions of us who slowly discovered beginning in 2008 of how truly radical Obama is; how he had surrounded himself as far back as at least the mid-80s with socialists, communists, anarchists, and now, with Media Matters working as a Soviet-style Politiburo for Obama, and Center for American Progress basically writing policy, he has added openly anti-Semitic organizations.
With those of us before Obama was even sworn in screaming from the highest mountain tops, the mainstream media in 2008 and to this day surrounded and still surround Obama in his glass house, protecting him from all stones. In the past week, of course, it has not been as subtle. With the beginning of the Breitbart revamped “Bigs” carrying on the work of Andrew Breitbart, on March 4, the first vetting of Obama began with the curious tale of “Barack’s Love Song to Alinsky.” With this article and the subsequent accompanying articles and videos, the spigot was turned on, where it was detailed that one Senator “Baracka” Obama in 1998 had taken part in a panel after a play whose subject was the hagiography of one Saul Alinsky, hero of the Left. In one instance of an obvious mainstream media circling of the wagons, CNN, in interviewing Brietbart.com’s Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollack about the first video tape of Obama’s ties to radical professor Derrick Bell, Soledad O’Brien, seeing the gorilla in the room, literally had a meltdown on live TV trying to prove that Derrick Bell was not a radical jew-hating racist, and oddly tried to prove that it was Joel Pollack, not Bell, who was the racist. O’Brien, in trying to prove Bell was not a radical, spoke generally and blandly about Bell and his theories, it later being determined that a Wikipedia article on Bell’s theories was being whispered in her ear by her producers. Further, it was later learned that O’Brien was not only a Bell apologist, but had been a long-time fan of his.
So what do we do now? The forged birth certificate and Selective Service document is only the beginning of America’s troubles. Obama’s healthcare law has foisted on America an unconstitutional mandate for all Americans to buy a certain product—health insurance—to which if the federal government can force Americans to buy one product, why not another product? Electric cars? Michelle Obama’s menu of what to eat? And if they can tell us what to buy, then why not what not to buy? Fast food causes obesity, causes health problems and thus increases the price of health insurance, so why not shut down fast food restaurants by forbidding Americans to buy hamburgers and French fries? There is no end to Obama’s power grab (we won’t even go into the attack on Religion with his HHS mandate and “accommodation”).
Obama has routinely usurped the power of Congress by his bland “If Congress won’t act, I will” routine, by executive order fiat, appointing a shadow government via White House czars, and now, apparently, he doesn’t even need Congress to go to war, with Defense Secretary Panetta’s March 7 statement that the UN and NATO trump the U.S. Congress. If Obama has usurped the Presidency with false documents and a shadow government; has routinely usurped Congress on matters of policy and war, what is to stop him from usurping the power of the Supreme Court? If the Supreme Court later this year decides that the Obamacare individual mandate is unconstitutional, what is to stop Obama stating, “If the Supreme Court won’t act, I will.” If he tramples on two branches of government, why not a third? Why not the entire basis for the tripartite form of U.S. government—the Constitution? We could easily envision the same statement: “If the U.S. Constitution will not permit me to act, I will!”
We are living in strange times. A Russian puppet government with widespread voter fraud electing Putin has a news service that produces a scathing attack on the U.S. media for suppressing information about an obvious usurper; and a U.S. democracy that has a free press and acts as a Soviet Politburo. Not even George Orwell could have envisioned such a thing as this.
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