It is said that one can know a person by the company he keeps. My mother used to drive that idea home on a regular basis. For the most part, I listened to her and that has made a big difference in my life. I believe we can know very much about President Obama by the people he has associated with over the years and invited into his inner circle. It is not a pretty picture.
For example, Obama’s nominee to the National Intelligence agency, Charles Freeman withdrew in a firestorm over his comments about U.S. support for Israel and ties with the Saudi Arabian government and China.
“Green Jobs” czar Van Jones resigned when it was discovered that he signed a statement supporting a 9/11 “Truther” group.
Former democratic Senator Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to the Health and Services Secretary after it was found that he failed to pay his taxes.
Obama wanted Nancy Killefer to serve as chief performance officer, but she too withdrew due to tax problems.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew as nominee for Commerce Secretary in the midst of an investigation into the claim that he gave out government contracts in exchange for campaign money.
Social Secretary Desiree Roger resigned after taking photos at a White House dinner with a wedding crashing couple.
Jonathan Cannon had to withdraw from consideration for the EPA over questions involving mismanaging of $25 million in taxpayer funding.
Jide Zeitlin pulled out of consideration as U.S. ambassador after being accused of identity fraud and improper business practices.
Errol Southers was nominated as director of the TSA but withdrew over questions about false testimony he presented in Congress.
Obama tried again with the TSA but his nominee Major General Robert Harding withdrew when it was discovered he received “service disabled veteran” status for sleep apnea.
Those who survived the nomination process may be even worse. Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein admits that he doesn’t believe the 2nd Amendment is an individual right but wants to give rights to animals and has argued that “Animals should be permitted to bring suit.” He supports the “Fairness Doctrine” which would allow the government to regulate the airways.
Obama’s climate Czar Todd Stern believes that the United Nations should take the lead in enforcing climate change on the nations of the world. He has proposed that an “E8” group dictate environmental policy to the rest of the world. He is the mastermind behind the “Cap and Trade” proposal which the Treasury Department said would cost us $200 billion.
Senior Advisor to the White House, Iranian born Valerie Jarrett has been in charge of vetting this long list, which continues to grow, of radical Obama appointments. That makes her “radical in chief.” Her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, worked closely with Obama mentor and Communist Party leader Frank Marshall Davis in a number of Communist Party front groups during the Cold War. Vernon Jarrett wrote a column in 1979 reporting that certain Arab millionaires wanted to make massive contributions to Black students in America. She married his son in 1983 and later became chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. There she became a major player in America’s most corrupt urban political machine. It is said that Obama does very little without seeking her counsel. That explains a great deal.
Carol Browner, is Obama’s Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. She is an avowed socialist picked by Socialist International to help lead a group called the Commission for a Sustainable World Society. This group believes in massive wealth distribution from the West to the Third World, much of whose poverty is due to their socialist economies. Even though recent information proves the climate models used by Browner to justify Cap and Trade policy are based on inaccurate data, Browner continues to sing the climate change mantra. The environmentalist policies of Obama look like a front for promoting government control. His appointment of Browner should concern all Americans.
Science Czar John Holdren advocates compulsory abortion, government confiscation of newborn babies, adding a sterilant to drinking water, dictation of family size like China, and wants a “planetary regime” led by the United Nations. Yes it sounds bizarre but these are the sad facts about this favorite of Obama.
Mark Lloyd, the Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission believes that the First Amendment is “an exaggeration” and feels that it is “warped to favor global corporations.” A former employee of George Soros, liberal foreign billionaire, he too favors the “Fairness Doctrine” which would balance radio between liberals and conservatives. He also has said that there are two many white people in the media. One of his solutions is to charge conservative radio stations and give the money to National Public Radio, a tax-supported left leaning organization.
Obama’s Attorney General is a member of the American Constitution Society which wants to destroy much of the Constitution to make it more relevant to today’s world. He refused to pursue the prosecution of the Black Panther members who intimidated voters at a poling place saying things like, “You are about to ruled by the Black man cracker.” He is challenging state immigration laws enacted to protect their borders and state identity verification procedures aimed previously approved by two federal courts. While serving under Bill Clinton he was behind an effort to pardon members of FALN, the Puerto Rican terrorist group. They were responsible for over 130 attacks in the United States killing at least six people.
Deputy Attorney General David Ogden believes that there is a Constitutional right to possess child pornography. He argued the position that libraries should be free-speech zones where pornography should be allowed even though children have access to such sites. He has argued much of his life in defense of pornography.
Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnson was legal director for the National Abortion Rights Action League. They believe that abortions should be available to a woman at any time in her pregnancy including late term nine month old babies. She has argued that abortion is simply about “sexual freedom.” One should have the right to have all the sex one desires and if pregnancy results an abortion should be available. She suggested that pregnancy is suggestive of “involuntary servitude” referred to in the 13th Amendment.
Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education oversaw the Chicago public schools where in 2007 only 10% of black 4th graders reached reading proficiency. Only 8% reached proficiency in math and 9% of black 8th graders were proficient in reading. These results came despite spending $14,000 per student, among the highest of any large city. Even though these results are dismal he was successful in pursuing an agenda promoting the homosexual lifestyle in Chicago schools. Now he runs the schools of America. His only qualification seems to be that he is from Chicago.
Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education, Kevin Jennings has been in the limelight for the advice he gave a young boy who was having sex with an older man. Jennings’ advice was to “buy a condom.” He is founder of the Gay and Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) which promotes providing the homosexual agenda to school children as young as five. This group promotes books that feature adult-child sex. He was promoted to head of the “Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools even though homosexual behavior is known to take years off of the life of male participants.
Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, according to the former Ambassador to Sudan, was the person who bungled the chance to take out Osama bin Laden when Sudan offered him to us during the Clinton years. She rejected the offer and may have indirectly passed on an action which may have avoided 9/11. She favors stronger ties with the UN. She was recently sent out to five news agencies to say that the terrorist attack in Libya was merely a reaction to a stupid internet video about Mohammed rather than the Middle East policies of Obama. It has been verified that the White House knew the facts about the attack when she was sent out to put Obama’s spin on the story.
She is an avid supporter of the United Nations, an organization that has continued to show its irrelevance to world affairs. This is the organization that has nominated Omar Al-Bashir, a murderous genocidal warlord of the Sudan indicted for crimes against humanity, to the Human Rights Council. This organization has tragically given Iran, a country that threatens the existence of Israel and foments violence throughout the region, a seat on the Global Arms Treaty. Last Fall they selected Syria, now in the middle of genocide against its own citizens, to the UNESCO Human Rights Committee. Saudi Arabia, which does not give women even the right to drive, was selected to the UN’s board for women’s rights. This is an idiotic organization. Yet Susan Rice and Obama support the UN because it fits into their global strategy. In an environment where the words “war on terrorism” are forbidden but the term “war on women” is commonplace, the UN is given a pass and the U.S. is blamed for the world’s problems.
Harold Koh, the State Department’s legal advisor believes that the U.S. Constitution should give way to international law to determine legal precedents. He believes there should be no distinction between the Constitution and international law and supports applying Muslim Sharia law in U.S. legal disputes. This man is now in charge of legal matters in the State Department.
Samantha Power of the National Security Council called the war in Iraq an “occupation” but advises sending troops to Israel to forcibly impose a Palestinian state. She speaks out against what she calls “war crimes” by Israel but ignores ongoing terrorist activity by the Palestinians. No wonder Obama is waffling so much in regard to Israel.
Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy, Rosa Brooks believes that Al-Queda exists today because of the America’s war on terrorism. She called President Bush “our torturer in chief” and compared him to Hitler. It is becoming clear why Obama’s national security actions are so bazaar. She also was a former employee of George Soros the foreign cash cow for liberal causes.
David Axelrod, Obama’s political advisor, has a long list of connections to communist causes. His mother, for example, wrote for PM Magazine widely known for endorsing communist ideas. I. F. Stone, a DC correspondent of this magazine, was a former KGB agent. Much of the magazine’s funding comes from Marshall Field who has funded socialist causes like Saul Alinsky’s training school. Alinsky is a known radical socialist whose political strategies are embraced by Obama. This man advises Obama on political strategy.
Preeta Bansal is General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor on Obama’s Office of Management and Budget. She advocates the “critical race theory” which reduces all legal concepts down to the notion that racism saturates American society. She co-authored a paper that concludes that representative government is based on racism. She is a leader of the aforementioned American Constitutional Society which endorses the notion that the Constitution should not be interpreted based on it original intent but should be seen as a “living document” subject to changes in society. That helps explain Obama’s court appointments and his cultural divide-and-conquer policies.
Cecilia Munoz serves as Obama’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. She served on the Open Society Institute, which believes in open borders, amnesty and rights for illegal aliens. She believes border trespassers should enjoy the same rights as American citizens. She served as Vice President for La Raza, the primary support group advocating illegal alien rights in America.
Anyone who is pro-life and voted for Obama should reflect on his appointment of Melody Barnes as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. She explains abortion as “a concept of liberty that includes women as equal” and that “reproduction rights are human rights” setting the stage for her belief that no abortion whatsoever should be restricted.
This summary could go on for many more pages. It has no room to develop Obama’s relationship with his pastor for twenty years who promoted Black Liberation theology and said in a sermon, “God---ed America.” His association with Bill Ayers, radical 70’s terrorist is fully documented. Obama mentor, communist party member Frank Davis had a successful career as a pornographer and the list goes on and on…
There are too many people listed here to present my sources, but it is all in the public record for anyone to see. If only a few of these associations are true, President Obama has very questionable beliefs. Much more could be known if Obama would allow records such as his college career to be made public. The facts I present here have always been available but most of the news media of the country have refused to bring them to light and most citizens have become complacent about details. We must do our own vetting of the president. I hope this summary helps.
President Obama ran on the slogan “Hope and Change”. He put his hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States and its principles. What are we to make of the fact that the vast majority of his appointments, the people who shape the face of America today, have backgrounds and ideas that are so completely opposed to the founding principles that have produced this great country? This is a good question demanding a thorough answer especially as we face the November election.