President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address. Image Credit: White House Photo, Sonya N. Hebert (9/14/12)
Nixon (37) Plus Carter (39) Equals Obama (44)
Many have an opinion about our current President that, unfortunately, is only shaped by pure political team identity or information provided by what the corporate media outlets allow one to become exposed to.
The more one adds up the facts about how this 44th Presidency of Barack Obama conducts itself, one discovers an executive branch that combines the worst elements that have characterized two of the most ineffective and dangerous presidencies of the 20th century.
The latest information to come out through a "Freedom of Information Act" request by the investigative journalist website, the Daily Caller, to review communications from the legal trust-holders that occupy the Department of Justice. What they were able to establish is a direct propaganda based news publishing information link with a not for profit, politically slanted, agitation and propaganda machine funded by George Soros.
This excerpted and edited from the Daily Caller -
Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
By Matthew Boyle - Published: 12:56 AM 09/18/2012
Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.
Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals.
Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.
Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”
Before Holden posted his article at 7:52 p.m., Schmaler sent him several emails with information helping him attack both former DOJ oficials.
“Here’s one Wolf letter,” read the subject of one email Schmaler sent Holden that contained no text. The email was likely a reference to Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, a member of Congress who led the Republican charge on the New Black Panther Party scandal involving alleged voter intimidation at a November 2008 polling place in Philadelphia.
In response, Holden told Schmaler that “The response to interog 38 is particularly helpful. Thanks!”
Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him.
Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals.
“On the one hand, it’s a badge of honor,” Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. “The cool conservatives make the Obama administration’s enemies list. On the other hand, it is shocking.”
“I was surprised enough when I witnessed the same thing happening in a democratic South Africa,” Pollak added, referencing a column he wrote for Breitbart.com on how he was accused by the South African government of being an Israeli Mossad spy for criticizing the country’s policies toward Israel when he lived there. “It is shocking to see such thuggery here at home.”
“Holder should resign over this alone,” Pollak said.
An Executive Branch "administration's enemies list" was something that had only surfaced, and was proven to be carried out during the Nixon Administration. "Tricky Dick" Nixon was extremely secretive and insatiable about control over what messages were released or printed about the administration from the media.
Richard Nixon was forced to resign as president through the cover up of circumstances surrounding the knowledge of a break in of Democrat political party business offices at the Watergate hotel and business complex in order to get strategy information for an upcoming election. The election went forward, Richard Nixon was re-elected, but the information about the Watergate break in led back to the oval office and soon a resignation was in order or an impeachment process would have been pursued.
It's these fear and manipulation factors that characterized the Nixon years that are finding their way into coloring the nature of the 44th Presidency of Barack Obama.
Additional similarities to the Nixon Administration are coming to light through the "Fast and Furious" gun running operation put in place by the DoJ to try and develop information on which this administration could make a case to limit 2nd Amendment rights.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell
Issa, R-Calif., who along with Sen. Charles Grassley led the charge on
Capitol Hill to investigate the [Fast and Furious] operation, said Wednesday that the
report "confirms" congressional findings "of a near total disregard for
public safety" in the program.
"Contrary to the denials of the Attorney General and his political
defenders in Congress, the investigation found that information in
wiretap applications approved by senior Justice Department officials in
Washington did contain red flags showing reckless tactics and faults
Attorney General Eric Holder's inner circle for their conduct," he
In an interview with Bret Baier on 'Special Report' Wednesday, and reaffirmed in an interview on Fox and Friends this morning, Issa
said that the report was good overall, but questions remain about a
cover-up [by people inside Eric Holder's DoJ and the Obama Administration].
Here, at Carter's Second Term and Politisite, we have already covered the similarities that the 44th Presidency has many of the hallmarks of economic failure and inept international leadership through policies that just do not work as they are intended to work.
Anti-American protests break out in the Middle East: U.S. diplomatic compounds came under attack Tuesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. envoy Christopher Stevens (pictured above), and three other U.S, diplomats were murdered. Image Credit: Washington Post
This excerpted and edited from Carter's Second Term -
Barack Obama's Pursuit Of Carter's Second Term Is In Full Effect
By Edmund Jenks - Published 9/12/12 8:22 AM
Outside of a really, really bad economy (two credit service downgrades and an additional 6 trillion dollars of debt in only 4 years) and inept public sector leadership (44 months of over 8% unemployment with a net -350,000 jobs created since taking office), the one thing that the 39th Presidency of Jimmy Carter principally known for is direct attacks by Islamist mobs against American embassies in the Middle East.
Today, Americans are waking up with news on Google, cable, TV, and what few newspapers folks read anymore, to the news that U.S. Embassies in Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya were over run by mobs and a U.S. Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats have been killed Tuesday in the assaults.
No official comment has come from the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the attack “in the strongest terms.” She said she had called Libyan President Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf “to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya.”
So this is where our "Lead From Behind" foreign policy has led us and it is time for an immediate change. Clint Eastwood said it best at the Republican National Convention held in Tampa, Florida a couple of weeks ago when he spoke into the microphone these words - "Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you're libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go."
When one adds all of this, and more, up ... 37 + 39 = 44 ... one comes away with a clearer picture of what is going on than what a pure mathematical answer can provide.
We, at Carter's Second Term, simply call this OBAMAth!
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