Of all Barack Obama’s comments since becoming president, few have been as distasteful as his suggestion that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is illegally using foreign funds for advertising that promotes Republicans.
Obama Ratchets Up Blame Game says Ronald Kessler.
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Of all Barack Obama’s comments since becoming president, few have been as distasteful as his suggestion that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is illegally using foreign funds for advertising that promotes Republicans.Since when, in America, has the burden of proof been required of the accused. I thought a person is innocent until proven guilty. I guess, if you are a Democrat though, it is prove that you are innocent. Why didn't Obama open his records when he was accused of taking foreign money for his campaign?
At a rally In Philadelphia, Obama said “the American people deserve to know who is trying to sway their elections” and raised the possibility that foreign interests could be funding his opponents.
“You don’t know,” Obama said. “It could be the oil industry. It could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose.”
David Axelrod, a top Obama adviser, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the chamber should open its books to prove that it is not receiving foreign money.
So much for proof before you accuse, and then they expect the parties involved to open up their books when they are legally filed as private. They are not required to show who they receive donations from when they are reporting the donations legally private--which is the same thing the left have been doing for years, only now the Republicans are using their game and they don't like it.
I have seen the Democrats use this tactic frequently. For example, in the 2004 elections, Associated Press reported that the DNC had put out the word to members that they should claim racism and voter intimidation by Republicans, even if it wasn't true.
Then again, they forced Tom Delay out of office by insinuating he broke the law when there was no proof of any wrong doing. He was cleared in a Federal Probe.
The DNC were complicit in perpetuating a lie about Tom Delay by advertising, just like they are doing now so they get the public involved. I could not find any links that show Democrats selling coffee mugs and t-shirts with Tom Delay's picture on it behind bars but I clearly remember them doing it.
After they spread that lie around for months, and made him a joke to the public with pictures of him behind bars, never proof or charges against him, purely insinuations, was enough for Tom to say "I've had enough." He completely got out of politics because he was sickened by the dirty tactics of politics.
Let me explain why they wanted Tom Delay out of his position in Congress. First of all, he was a powerful man in the Republican Party as the Majority Leader. He was a strong Conservative that was stalwart in protecting Christian values: such as abortion laws, informing parents of their daughters requesting abortions, and protecting rights for speaking of God and prayer in public. The Progressive found him as a major deterrent in moving their plans forward so he had to go.
Now we see them attacking Karl Rove AGAIN (they've done it several times before), but they added Ed Gillespie and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in their dirty tricks. The President and Axelrod both came right out and accused them all of taking money and spending it illegally on campaign ads--which Karl Rove and the President of the accused Chamber of Commerce went on FOX News and categorically denied the accusations. It's an outright lie and President Obama knows it, but it doesn't stop him from pulling out the dirty tricks anyway when the Democrats are down in the polls. It just proves that he is desperate now and that he is about to lose control over Congress.
Kessler says: The Democratic National Committee is running ads attacking the chamber as “shills for big business” who have apparently “even taken foreign money to spend on our elections.”And then I read an article about "Obama’s Campaign Contribution Records Scrubbed Clean" by Pamela Geller
In fact, 96 percent of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's three million members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer — the very businesses Obama should support so they can grow and hire more workers.
Chamber senior vice president Tom Collamore called the Democratic attacks a “blatant attempt to avoid a serious discussion of Americans’ top priority — creating jobs and growing the economy.”
Obama is besmirching the presidency by using McCarthyite tactics against Republicans. As noted in the Newsmax story The Real Story on Sen. Joe McCarthy, McCarthy not only made up baseless charges about individual communists in the government, he undermined the FBI’s efforts to find real Soviet spies in the government.
Playing the blame game is part of Obama’s DNA. For 20 years, he listened to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. blame America for creating the AIDS virus and putting blacks in prison rather than killing them off.
Obama rarely misses an opportunity to blame President Bush and Republicans for the fact that almost two years after he took office, the U.S. unemployment rate is still stuck at 9.6 percent. Ironically, polls show Americans are now roughly split on whether they would rather have Obama or Bush in the White House.
If the CEO of a company kept blaming poor results on a predecessor from nearly two years back, he would be fired. But Obama has so little regard for the intelligence of the American people that he thinks his cover-up of his own failings will work. His low opinion of Americans’ intelligence was evident in remarks during the campaign.
“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years, and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said in April 2008.
“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” Obama added.
As Time magazine’s Mark Halperin said on MSNBC, “If [President Obama] can’t win an argument straight up and down, ‘I’m better for jobs than the Republicans,’ then he shouldn’t be president, really.”
Americans are poised to demonstrate in the November election that they see through Obama’s tactics.
I appeared on David Asman’s show on Fox Tuesday evening to discuss the hypocrisy of the Obama gang’s new fallacious attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, projecting Democrat crimes on unsuspecting decent organizations. The whole episode showed up the incredible hypocrisy of Obama and the Democrats, and their callous indifference to the will of the people.USE THIS LINK TO READ THE REST OF HER REPORT
Obama and the Democrats claim that the Chamber of Commerce has been funding Republican candidates using foreign money. But as I show in great detail in my book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America (Simon & Schuster), in 2008 Obama’s FEC records were full of donations from people with obviously fake names, and other questionable material. (In contrast, McCain’s were squeaky clean.)
The Obama campaign website even featured a drop-down box enabling donors to specify from what country they were donating. All the donor had to do was check a box certifying that he was legally eligible to make a donation. There was no safeguard in place to make sure that foreign nationals did not donate from these countries, in flagrant defiance of the federal law forbidding candidates from receiving foreign donations.
Obama’s campaign received donations from the world over: the Virgin Islands, Vienna, The Hague, Madrid, London, Geneva, Tokyo, Bangkok, Turin, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Roma, Zurich, Moscow, Milan, Singapore, Beijing, Switzerland, Toronto, Vancouver, Dublin, Panama, Berlin, Geneva, Buenos Aires, Prague, Nagoya, Budapest, Barcelona, Sweden, Taipei, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Zurich, Ragusa, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Uganda, Mumbai, Tunis, Zacatecas, St. Croix, Mississauga, Lima, Copenhagen, Dubai, Jeddah, Kabul, Cairo, and many others.
Worst of all, Obama’s campaign received contributions from Hamas-controlled Gaza (documentation here) and lied about refunding those jihad donations.
She ends her report with this statement that is the gem of gems:
White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, said, “This brings to light the importance of disclosure. The only reason someone like Geller was able to find this out was because of the FEC’s disclosure of donations, something the Chamber of Commerce refuses to do.” Hey Josh, the Chamber is private, the FEC is government.
Aren’t they afraid that their hypocrisy will be exposed? No. The White House is fanatically partisan, bent on destroying the Republicans, and the Democrats don’t care about their hypocrisy on this issue because they know that the leftwing lapdog media will be carrying water for them.
So that means free Americans have to keep up the pressure.