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Obama has Better CYA than Capone or Hitler Did…

As we are experiencing nothing appears to stick on this Teflon Trojan Horse of a socialist and even fascist and his intentions. Obama holds his chin high as the supreme leader, yet walks away from any responsibility or explanations to anything under his command ... unless, of course, it's something that turned out successful under a policy put in place by George W. Bush (and left there after the last two elections by the current administration) ... like ending the Iraq War or personally killing Osama bin Laden. However, the obvious distance being afforded to Barack Obama goes far beyond some sort of plausable deniability cover by his underlings. Remember, this is an administration that is now five-years-in-office but still drags out the five-years-out-of-office President Bush to blame for its own failures. Here are two very interesting parallel takes on Barack Obama and his personal connection and/or responsibility to the current and growing scandals involving his administration and the government agencies under his watch.

The first is from Herbert E. Meyer at The American Thinker titled "The Smoking Gun in Plain Sight". In it Meyer apologetically, but definitively, points out the similarities between the Obama administration and the Hitler regime in keeping the self-imposed mess off himself via a lack of paper trail...

As the Obama administration descends into a whirlpool of scandals, a race has begun among Congressional committees and news organizations to find the proverbial smoking gun -- the document that will link President Obama directly to the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, or to the Justice Department's unprecedented legal actions against the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen, or to the Pentagon's ghastly failure to launch a rescue mission when our consulate in Benghazi came under attack last September.

Study history, and you will understand why no such document is ever likely to be found: That just isn't how these things work. Very few people are aware of this, but there is no document -- not one -- linking Adolf Hitler to the Holocaust. Why not? Because Hitler didn't need to sign a document ordering the slaughter of six million Jews. All he needed to do was to demonize his enemy in speeches at the Reichstag, on the radio, and from one end of Germany to the other -- then hire thugs like Herman Goering, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Eichmann, and Josef Goebbels. They knew what der Fuhrer wanted, and der Fuhrer knew he could trust his henchman to get the job done -- no matter how, no matter what may be the law -- and to not bother him with the gory details.

Reader, take a deep breath. Nowhere in this essay will I suggest, or even imply, that President Obama plans the mass murder of his opponents the way Hitler murdered his. That's absurd. I am merely pointing out that President Obama has been going about the business of demonizing his political enemies, and then hiring thugs to destroy them without regard to the law, in precisely the same way that Hitler and his fascists did it in Germany. This isn't an accusation; it's an observation.

Look at the record: From the moment he took office in January 2009, President Obama has spoken before Congress, on television, and at countless rallies across the country describing his political opponents in terms we haven't seen before in the United States...

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This is the United States in 2013, not Germany in 1933, and there's no real possibility that President Obama will get away with his attempted coup d'etat. There are members of Congress in both parties who are appalled by what the president has been doing, and even a few liberal news organizations are starting to wake up. But while the hunt for some document that would be the smoking gun will be entertaining -- and while it would be nice to see a special prosecutor appointed who'd throw at least a few members of this administration who've perjured themselves before Congress into prison -- it would also be a mistake.

 

Education is more important than prosecution. Right now, the best use of their time and energy would be to expose the Obama administration's wrongdoings; to illuminate for Americans just what's been going on in Washington and to show voters -- especially young voters -- what sort of country we'd be living in if the president had gotten away with this. Never before have our politicians and our news organizations had a better opportunity to demonstrate just what happens when we vote carelessly, elect a zealot who appoints operatives with no sense of honor or comprehension of right-and-wrong, then parties with rock stars while his coup d'etat unfolds.

Yes, I realize that throughout this essay I've used an analogy that some people will find offensive or even repugnant. But I've done this deliberately, because this is no time to hold back or to mince words. And if the president doesn't like being compared to a Nazi -- he should stop acting like one.

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The second article comes from Bob Taylor at The Washington Times titled "Barack Obama 101: A lesson in understanding the president". In it Taylor uses a very interesting Islamic ideology/culture analogy to explain the influences in the way Obama ultimately conducts himself that most Americans would find completely contradictory and unacceptable...

As interest in the Obama scandals grow, it is becoming more obvious that journalists are frustrated by the increasing lack of clarity. What news people are dealing with on a daily basis is no different than this writer’s personal experiences while living in Saudi Arabia. So, perhaps it might be possible to offer a semblance of explanation.

Admittedly these thoughts are speculative, but they do have merit. They are not intended as an indictment of Barack Obama, but as an effort to explain why confusion surrounds so many aspects of his administration.

In his novel, The Haj, Leon Uris wrote, “The Bedouin owed no taxes, paid no landlord, recognized no borders. The Arabian peninsula from which he sprang, had remained remote and beyond the grasp of the conquests of Egypt and Rome. In the punishing desert a cruel culture evolved that matched the brutal dictates of nature. While the world of progress passed him by, the Bedouins survived largely by plundering the vulnerable. Strong sheiks with no more compassion than the blistering sun showed little mercy to the weak. The Bedouin was thief, assassin, and raider, and hard labor was immoral.”

This is the basic precept of Islam and how it evolved. Little has changed in 1,400 years.

Within hours of stepping on Saudi soil, it is impossible not to notice that Arab society is one of the most paranoid cultures in the world. Saudis always leave themselves a way to avoid responsibility for anything they do. If it is possible to place liability on a subordinate, a superior always leaves his underling in a position to take the blame.

In Saudi Arabia if a taxi driver has a wreck, the passenger is responsible because the cab would not have been there if the passenger had not hired him.

When dealing with a superior, it is virtually impossible to obtain a definitive answer about anything. After a morning meeting, even if you are sure you understand the agenda, chances are good that everything will be different by mid-afternoon.

Life in the Muslim world is a perpetual juggling act. The only rules that count are the ones you are using at the moment. They can change within a week, a day or even an hour. All that matters is what is most advantageous to any individual at a given moment.

For a Westerner, life in the Islamic world is a constant series of adjustments that always feel slightly off-center...

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How does this relate to Barack Obama and his administration?

Barack Obama was born into an Islamic society. He is a product of skewed secretive, distrustful, paranoid, victimized teachings that included studying the Koran and living life lessons as taught by the Prophet Muhammad.

During his formative years Obama attended madrassas and lived in a world dominated by Islamic thinking. Perhaps that is of no consequence, but it is no secret that many Muslims are indoctrinated in their youth long before they have any concept of what they are saying.

Far fetched? Maybe, but how many times have we seen attorneys defend clients by claiming child abuse and all manner of detrimental external prejudice that influenced a person during childhood? It happens all the time. Why should the early outside forces on the president be any different when as a youth he was surrounded by a preponderance of Islamic thinking?

When was the last time we heard Barrack Obama make a speech with any depth or clarity? The delivery might be silver-tongued eloquence, but the words are always empty.

How many times have we heard Mr. Obama boldly state one thing in a speech and then do the opposite?

If corporations or sports teams reflect the personality of management, then is not the same to be true of the presidency? The scandal investigations work their way from the bottom up, but administrative philosophy flows from the top down.

If the earliest influences in the president’s life indoctrinated him in the same mindset outlined above, then it should be no surprise that we will never unravel his convoluted approach to leadership.

Three scandals swirl through Washington. Barack Obama’s fingerprints have yet to be found on any of them. That is how it works.

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A reminder that Dinesh D'Souza's "2016: Obama's America" also dug into the influences in Obama's upbringing that molded his political philosophy and ideology.

Over the last six years we have been swatted down as ridiculous (and even racist) for pointing out the books Obama openly read. In 2008 the MSM and the Obama campaign wonks pushed how experienced, open, and worldly the man was, and how hillbilly somebody like Sarah Palin was, because he lived in and visited several different countries around the world, making him better fit for office than anyone born in the last two and a half centuries. Never mind he spent very little time, if any, actually living in and attending school in mainland USA. What I find ironic is while we were viewed as wrong and mean to point out such things about Obama you must compare that CYA of their Messiah to the invasive, out-of-order demands and questions the IRS has been found to have daringly imposed on Americans amid the threat of making life for these people a living Hell.

I missed in its first-run by Victor Davis Hanson titled "It Can Happen Here"...

Shortly before the second-term inauguration of Barack Obama this January, I wrote [1] the following of my worries over the Obama way of doing business:

But the untruths and hypocrisy hover in the partisan atmosphere and incrementally and insidiously undermine each new assertion that we hear from the president — some of them perhaps necessary and logical. Indeed, the more emphatically he adds “make no mistake about it,” “let me be perfectly clear,” “I’m not kidding,” or the ubiquitous “me,” “my,” and “I” to each new assertion, the more a growing number of people will come to know from the past that what follows simply is not true. Does this matter? Yes, because when the reckoning comes, it will be seen as logical rather than aberrant — and long overdue.

I ended my prognostications with the warning, “And so a reckoning is on the near horizon. Let us pray it does not take us all down with his administration.”

Four months later, it almost has. [...]

Linktastic Bonus:

"In Scandal's Wake, Obama's Hardball Tactics Could Backfire: By appointing loyalists and dismissing GOP criticisms, the White House is cocooning itself -- just as voters are growing critical."

"Unfortunately you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all of our problems. Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted." ~ Barack Obama, The Ohio State University commencement May 2013.

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