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Monday, September 26th, 2016

 

www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

  
AMERICAN THINKER

 

September 28, 2008

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

 

By James Simpson  James Simpson is a former White House  staff economist  and budget analyst.  His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, Defense Watch, Soldier of Fortune and others.

 

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama’s connections to his radical mentors — Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and hisDiscover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama’s radical connections since the beginning.

Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama’s life comprise a who’s who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.

But even this doesn’t fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis

In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress – with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?

Why?

One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.

I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent – the failure is deliberate. Don’t laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE STRATEGY OF MANUFACTURED CRISIS

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

 

www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama’s connections to his radical mentors — Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and hisDiscover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama’s radical connections since the beginning.
Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama’s life comprise a who’s who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.
But even this doesn’t fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis
In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress – with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?
Why?
One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
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VIDEO – AGENDA, GRINDING AMERICA DOWN

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 

So many are now asking, what is happening to our country?  The coarsening of our society is now evident  – divorce rates are soaring, families are crumbling and  Christianity is being attacked.   
Home schooling of children is increasing because many parents are dissatisfied  with the public schools as they feel they are providing inferior education.    The feminist agenda is pushing abortion on demand, parents are no longer informed when their underage child is having an abortion,  schools are passing out condoms to children, there are gay pride parades as if homosexuality is something to be celebrated. 
  The number of Americans on food stamps is at an all-time high.    Social Justice (also better known as Socialism is the taking from one group to give to another) is the new buzz word.  Dependency on government is taking the place of American self reliance.  The fibre of our country and its people is being ground down.  We are decaying from within ! 
What is happening to us ?  The answer to these and many more questions is in the following documentary  film.   Please share with your email lists.   Nancy 
VIDEO – AGENDA, Grinding  America Down 
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REDS EXPLOITING BLACKS: THE ROOTS OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

 

James Simpson
James Simpson is an economist, businessman and investigative journalist. His articles have been published at American Thinker, Accuracy in Media, Breitbart, PJ Media, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily and others. His regular column is DC Independent Examiner. Follow Jim on Twitter & Facebookwww.aim.org/special-report/reds-exploiting-blacks-the-roots-of-black-lives-matter/print/
 – Accuracy In Media – www.aim.org

Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

This is a report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism
BLM Poster
The Black Lives Matter [1] movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome.
Nevertheless, BLM appears to be exercising considerable leverage over the Democratic Party, in part by pressuring and intimidating Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (VT) into embracing their cause. The movement could also assist President Obama’s exploitation of racial divisions in society beyond his final term in office.
This report examines in detail, for the first time, how communist groups have manipulated the cause of Black Lives Matter, and how money from liberal foundations has made it all possible.
Leftist Origins
Exploiting blacks to promote Marxist revolution is an old tactic. The late Larry Grathwohl, former FBI informant in the Weather Underground, understood from personal experience how white communists exploited blacks and other minority groups. He said [2] that Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn regarded Barack Obama, whose political career they sponsored, as a tool—a puppet—to use against white America. Obama’s legacy at home will certainly include more racial division.
BLM launched [3] in 2013 with a Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin killing. Radical Left activists Alicia Garza [4], Patrisse Cullors [5] and Opal Tometi [6] claim credit for the slogan and hashtag. Following the Michael Brown shooting in August 2014, Dream Defenders, an organization led by Working Families Party [7] (ACORN) activist and Occupy Wall Street anarchist Nelini Stamp [8], popularized the phrase “Hands Up–Don’t Shoot! [9]” which has since become BLM’s widely recognized slogan.
Garza, Cullors and Tometi all work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization [10] (FRSO), one of the four largest radical Left organizations in the country. The others are the Communist Party USA (CPUSA [11]), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA [12]), and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS [13]). Nelini Stamp’s ACORN—now rebranded under a variety of different names—works with all four organizations, and Dream Defenders is backed by [14] the Service Employees International Union (SEIU [15]), the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center [16] and others.
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OBAMA’S HIDDEN PAST

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

 

Ben Carson: Where Was the Media’s Interest in Obama’s Relation to the Rev. Wright, Frank Davis, Bill Ayers . . . ?
By John Fund — November 8, 2015
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:   Just before the 2008 election, Mark Halperin, co-author of the best-selling campaign book Game Change and now a Bloomberg TV host, was asked at a conference if the media had been too soft on Obama. He answered yes and went on to say that through the subtle choice of which stories to cover and where to deploy investigative resources, the national media had handed Obama “hundreds of millions in free publicity.”
Halperin attributed the positive coverage in part to the historic nature of Obama’s candidacy. But he also noted that only a few hands had gone up in the crowded room when the audience had been asked how many had voted for George W. Bush. “I find it curious that far more time and media energy has been spent on Sarah Palin’s time in Wasilla, Alaska’s, city government in the last eight weeks than in looking at Barack Obama’s dozen years in Chicago politics and government over the last 18 months of his candidacy,” he noted dryly. And Ms. Palin was only running for vice president. . . . He called on reporters to look at their 2008 coverage of candidates after the election, in hopes that in the future they will “do a better job treating people equally.”
As Ben Carson might say: fat chance of that happening.
#share#It’s worth revisiting just how much the media gave Obama a pass in 2008. Take the infamous videos of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s Chicago pastor. Brian Ross’s ABC News report on Wright didn’t air until March 13, 2008, after more than 40 states had voted in the Democratic nomination contest and Obama needed only 225 delegates to wrap up the race against Hillary Clinton. Ironically, the videos of Wright’s speeches had been hiding in plain sight, easily obtainable in the gift store of Wright’s church. “After the videos hit, Obama narrowly limped home to the nomination as Hillary outperformed him badly, 302 to 171 in delegates in the final three months,” noted media critic Dan Curry earlier this year on his blog, Reverse Spin. If the Wright videos had hit prior to the Iowa caucuses, he says they “would undoubtedly have been devastating and fatal to a largely undefined Barack Obama.”
Ironically, the Wright videos had in fact emerged earlier, in February 2007, when Rolling Stone ran a piece called “The Radical Roots of Barack Obama” right before Obama announced his bid for the presidency. The story so rattled the Obama team that they pulled Wright from the speaking roster less than 24 hours before the campaign announcement. But as former CBS News reporter Bernie Goldberg noted, the follow-up coverage on the Wright story was scant and notably apologetic. The story should have prompted full explorations of the Obama-Wright connections. Instead, there was media malpractice.
The media malpractice extended to many other areas of Obama’s life.
In October 2007, the New York Times ran an article headlined “Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs from What Others Say.” It reported that Obama resisted any attempts to reconcile his account in his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father with the recollections and records of those who knew him. The Times reported:
Yet he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript, or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate, or friend from those years.
A campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, had this explanation for the candidate’s silence: “He doesn’t remember the names of a lot of people in his life.”
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ACORN’S SHELL GAMES AND THE IRS

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 

CANLON: The other IRS scandal

The tax man can’t find the pea in a shell game

While Americans rightly have been appalled by the ugly details of the Internal Revenue Service crackdown on conservative groups, another scandal much longer in the making has been festering.

Left-wing nonprofits such as ACORN’s successor groups are flouting federal law by spending tax-exempt funds for partisan political activities, using “fiscal sponsorship” to shift those funds through a shell game of various activist groups. That’s the finding of Cause of Action, a nonpartisan good-government group, in its new report, “Conprofit: How the IRS’ Failed Enforcement Allows Nonprofit Money Laundering.”

“Significant loopholes in the tax code have opened the door to abuse for organizations to funnel money, fabricate tax documents, and destroy charities by abusing fiscal sponsorship,” says Cause of Action’s executive director, Dan Epstein.

Building on the research of the Capital Research Center, which has tracked ACORN since 1998, congressional investigators determined in 2010 that ACORN used its labyrinthine organizational structure to shield its activities and funding streams from view. ACORN moved taxpayer funds and tax-exempt donations between tax-exempt and non-exempt organizations within its network in order to illegally underwrite political activities, according to the report. President Obama used to work for former ACORN affiliate Project Vote, a Democratic get-out-the-vote group still in close contact with White House officials.

According to Cause of Action, similar abuses continued even after ACORN filed for bankruptcy in November 2010.

Its newly incorporated state chapters in California, New York and Texas — now known as Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change, and Texas Organizing Project — engaged in conduit funding and used tax-exempt donations for political activity. Cause of Action’s probe “found patterns of behavior that mirror ACORN’s past abuse of the tax code.” Within these new groups, “the corrupt fiscal sponsorship schemes, which ACORN organizations previously instituted, reappear[ed] without amelioration.” (more…)

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BOOK REVIEW: BREAKTHROUGH BY JAMES O’KEEFE

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

 

BREAKTHROUGH: OUR GUERRILLA WAR TO EXPOSE FRAUD AND SAVE DEMOCRACY
By James O’Keefe
Threshold, $26, 352 pages

Watch out, fraudsters. James O’Keefe is celebrating coming off federal probation with a New York Times best-seller, “Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.”

When provocateur-journalist Mr. O’Keefe was arrested in early 2010 in Louisiana for misrepresenting himself at a federal building, the full weight of the government and the mainstream media fell on him and his compatriots. The American left breathed a collective sign of relief. The wicked pimp was dead. Or so they thought.

Mr. O’Keefe was tried in the papers as though he were only a couple of shades better than Timothy McVeigh. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, under pressure from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., threatened the maker of undercover films with felony and 10 years in prison. Mr. O’Keefe could get his life back — or some semblance thereof — only if he copped a plea to a lesser misdemeanor charge and a federal probation regime that was the effectual equivalent of a three-year gag order.

If Mr. O’Keefe had his day in court, his footage, the proof of his craft, would set him free. However, by some strange happenstance, Mr. O’Keefe’s video, taken from him upon arrest was destroyed. How convenient. As a result, Mr. O’Keefe took the deal.

Where was the free press? Sadly, Mr. O’Keefe writes, “This was acknowledged during my sentencing hearing on May 26, 2010, with ABC News and Fox News in attendance, but no one saw fit to report this destruction of critical exculpatory evidence.” It’s worth noting the U.S. attorney who prosecuted Mr. O’Keefe later resigned in disgrace for leaking information about other people — the very thing Mr. O’Keefe had reason to think they were doing to him.

What made James O’Keefe a person of such intense national interest? (more…)

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THE WAVE THAT BREAKS THE LIBERAL BUBBLE

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

 

October 24, 2012

The Wave That Breaks the Liberal Bubble

By C. Edmund Wright

Can you feel it?

The wave, that is.  I speak of one that will wash away far more than just a failed presidency.  This wave will have the torque to rock the entire liberal bubble — the political/media/crony bubble — leaving it forever exposed.  Ironically, those inside this bubble will be the last to know — which is precisely why it will happen.  Those who would rule over us, and insult us with outrage over Big Bird, academic debate-scoring, “binders” memes, and specious jobs statistics know nothing about us.  This includes those inside the bubble who purport to represent our views.

But we know them well.  For the record, “we” refers to the quarter of the country that never bought into the fraudulent vapor of Obama and who lost respect for anyone who did.  Even post-election, when 70% plus of the nation was in this stupor, we knew it was Marxist voodoo that could not last.

It did not.  Early in 2009, per Rasmussen, another 25% got over the phony high of Obama’s election.  Since then, Obama’s been underwater on approval .

Millions more have joined this narrow majority in the past weeks.  Debates have been the catalysts, but this epiphany has been building for much longer — and now it’s reached critical mass.  There is now understanding of the shallowness of Obama and of liberalism.  Everything said by the supposedly racist, mean-spirited conservatives has been validated.

Doggone it…I think they’ve been right all along.

We were, and not just about Obama.  We’ve been right about the academia elites, the Jurassic media, the elitist conservative pundits, the establishment, the “obama foam” class, and Occupy and union thugs, too.  This includes anybody who makes his living from government — and the reporting thereof.  It encompasses those who live inside the bubble, plus those who depend on them.  These people are all intertwined, co-dependent, and out of step with America.  Recent events have finally connected dots for a lot of people in ways they can no longer deny.

Consider a quick history: (more…)

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THE OBAMA DEMOCRATS

Friday, September 14th, 2012

 

The Wall Street Journal

  •  September 12, 2012

The Obama Democrats

This isn’t the party of FDR, Truman, JFK or Clinton. They’re different.

  • By DANIEL HENNINGER

  • It is no accident that the Chicago teachers union would walk off the job, seeking a 29%, two-year wage settlement, days after the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. The Chicago teachers union and the podium speakers in Charlotte are part of the seamless political fabric that has been created by Barack Obama and the modern Democratic Party. They’ve got goals, and what they want from the people of Chicago or America is compliance.
The speakers in Charlotte fastened the party to a theme: We’re all in it together. This claim is false. The modern Democratic Party, the party of Obama, is about permanent division and permanent opposition. You’d never have guessed they were speaking on behalf of an incumbent and historic presidency. One speaker after another ranted that the America system remains fundamentally unfair.  

Despite seven Democratic presidencies since FDR, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Harvard still grieves, “The system is rigged!” Jennifer Granholm, who seems to have summered in Argentina, shouted that for Mitt Romney, “year after year, it was profit before people.” The economics of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (Stanford, Harvard Law): “It’s a choice between a country where the middle class pays more so that millionaires can pay less.” Sandra Fluke: “Six months from now, we’ll all be living in one [future], or the other. But only one.”

How is it that this generation of Democrats, nearly 225 years after the Constitutional Convention, sees 21st century America at the precipice of tooth and claw?

Recall all the talk about Bill Clinton’s politically “generous” speech. His speech was an outlier. Set against the furious voices roaring off that stage, Bill Clinton was a figure from the Democrats’ crypt.

The Obama Democrats are no longer the party of FDR, Truman, JFK or Clinton. All were combative partisans, but their view of the American system was fundamentally positive. The older Democratic Party grew out of the American labor experience of the early 20th century, which recognized its inevitable ties to the private sector. The systemically alienated Obama party more resembles the ancient anticapitalist syndicalist movements of continental Europe.

In its 2008 primaries, the Democratic Party made a historic pivot. The center-left party of Bill and Hillary Clinton was overthrown by Barack Obama and the party’s “progressives,” the redesigned logo of the vestigial Democratic left.

The internal tension between the party’s liberals and the left blasted to the surface at the Chicago convention in 1968, when the famous Days of Rage street protesters vilified the party of LBJ and Hubert Humphrey. The “San Francisco Democrats” dominated the 1984 convention, but the party still nominated the establishment liberal Walter Mondale.

While liberals owned the party apparatus, the left took control of its ideas. By 1990, liberal Harvard Law School was torn apart by a left-wing theory called critical legal studies, which condemned the American legal and economic system as . . . rigged.

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ReutersThe Harvard proletariat: Elizabeth Warren at the Democratic convention. (more…)

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VIDEO – ACORN WHISTLEBLOWER – ANITA MONCRIEF – PART 2

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

PART 2 ANITA MONCRIEF AT C-PAC

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