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Is Obama Using Nixon Tactics?

September 24, 2012 by  

Is Obama Using Nixon Tactics?
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Richard Nixon kept a list of enemies.

Representative Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) likened President Barack Obama to former notoriously paranoid President Richard Nixon last week because Obama reportedly keeps an “enemies list.”

“Not since Richard Nixon have we seen a president who puts together an enemies list and has a whole team pursuing it,” Issa told the cast of “Fox and Friends.” “That’s what’s happened in this administration. It’s sad. It’s not the America I want to see going forward. I sincerely hope that after the election, regardless, the American people will have made a statement that they won’t tolerate this.”

Issa was referencing collusion between the left-wing political advocacy group Media Matters and the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice. The Daily Caller brought the relationship to light earlier this month reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with Media Matters for America “in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.”

The publication provided dozens of emails between Justice and Media Matters to support its revelation.

As of deadline of this article, Media Matters and Justice were both mum on the issue. There is a possibility, however, that the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, which Issa chairs, will probe the relationship.

“I think the important point is, these people represent the culture that President Obama brought into Washington, a culture of division, a culture that embraces the concept of, the 1 percent is evil and somehow the rest of America just needs to…punish the 1 percent,” Issa said. “I guess I’m part of the 1 percent for purposes of their attack. So are you.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Kinetic1

    Well, if you can’t trust Daryll Issa …..
    “Issa’s consistent pattern of “oversight” in the form of partisan witch-hunts and Obama-bashing has finally sapped the committee of any remaining credibility.
    • At the same time he railed against the Obama Administration’s green energy initiatives, he sought a Department of Energy loan for a major GOP campaign contributor.
    • He’s continuing to protect his friend Rupert Murdoch by refusing to investigate the NewsCorp scandal, despite calls from his colleagues to do so.
    • His office violated a federal judge’s order by releasing sealed information to the press about an ongoing investigation.
    Speaking of partisan hacks, Issa claimed he didn’t know Rupert Murdoch when questioned about why he is refusing to investigate News Corp (Fox News parent), yet earlier, when defending Fox News for being owned by foreigner, the non-friend of Murdoch claimed he knew Murdoch, and hence trusted his agenda:

    ANG: Well what do you think about Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, he’s one of the owners of Fox News. He owns the largest stake in News Corp. outside the Murdoch family.
    ISSA: Well, I know Rupert Murdoch so I would certainly say he signs onto Rupert’s agenda, not the other way around.”
    http://www.politicususa.com/darrell-issas-witch-hunt-ethics-challenged-partisan-hack.html

    Issa has been openly out to make a name for himself by being the man to “get” President Obama since day ONE. Half the time he doesn’t even bother to line up evidence before making his accusations. He’s guilty of numerous ethics violations himself, but just like those adulterous, self righteous Congressmen who went after Clinton (yep, we’re talking about you, Newt) he hopes we won’t notice his hypocrisy. Does Obama really have an “enemies list” like Nixon’s? I don’t know if this issue with Holder really compares, but you can be certain that Issa is the last man I would trust for the truth on this or any other issue.

    • FreedomFighter

      Obama is using Alinsky tactics and anything else because:

      The end justifies the means.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • KG

        Primus Intere Pares.

        Dulce et decorum pro patria morte.

        “I’m your huckelberry”

      • JUKEBOX

        It looks more like Obama is using Mein Kampf as his guidebook.

    • Vigilant

      “He’s guilty of numerous ethics violations himself, but just like those adulterous, self righteous Congressmen who went after Clinton (yep, we’re talking about you, Newt) he hopes we won’t notice his hypocrisy.”

      Kinetic, you need to read Mr. Livingston’s offering on propaganda this morning (http://personalliberty.com/2012/09/24/propagandizing-the-masses/) before you so overtly attempt to use it here.

      The myth that Clinton was impeached for a sex scandal has become so ubiquitous that leftists like yourself have actually started to believe it.

      You would do well to read Articles I and III of the impeachment before you make such outlandish claims. HE WAS IMPEACHED FOR PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, period.

      • Flashy

        vig….involving getting a “Lewinsky”…if you recall the Inquisition of Herr Starr, he delved into every conspiracy theory tossed out for consumption, threatened witnesses, and played the heavy with the prosecutorial powers. his report on his investigations found nothing as to any charge other than the last gasp Bill got blown in the WH and lied so his wife wouldn’t beat his as*. What man would admit such with his wife at his side? jeesh…

        Had it not been for the BJs and Bill squirming about it when it came to light, Starr had nothing…and was about to end up with egg on his face. He grasped the slimmest of charges…interestingly, Clinton used the same definition as Newt first coined.

      • Vigilant

        Flashy, your particularly crude description merely attempts to obfuscate the issue in hopes of diverting attention away from the truth.

        When the man in charge of executing and enforcing the laws of the United States lies under oath, that’s called perjury, and the impeachment articles clearly describe it as high crimes and misdemeanors under the Constitution.

        Like so many of your tribe, you confuse lying with perjury. No law exists to make lying a crime. Were it so, the government would collapse tomorrow and many posters to this site would be imprisoned.

        Perjury, on the other hand, is a crime, and in Clinton’s case was a federal crime. Didn’t matter if the alleged offense was murder, jaywalking or spitting on the sidewalk. Even 31 House Democrats had the good sense to vote for impeachment.

        Scooter Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 on two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice. And guess what? He had no part in the outing of Valerie Plame, and was therefore LESS culpable than Clinton prior to his perjury.

        The attempt of the left to perpetuate this wholly fabricated account that Clinton was impeached for sexual peccadilloes is a clear example of the WORST sort of propaganda, attempts to revise the truth of history, and is all too common amongst those who would denigrate our respect for the Constitution as the Law of the Land.

      • DaveH234

        That’s why during all the hearings during the Bush Admin. none would take the oath. You can’t be impeached for perjury if you don’t take the oath. So lie they did just never “under God”.
        Hypocrites. All of ‘em.

      • Kinetic1

        Vigilant,
        I didn’t say they Impeached him for his sexual discretions, I said they went after him, using his personal life as a weapon even though they themselves were guilty of the same. The Republicans were looking for ANYTHING they could find to bring him down. When they failed to bring him down with the WhiteWater investigation, they went after his sex life. Yes, he lied about his affair with Monica Lewinski. Surprised? How many of the Congressmen would (or did) lie to avoid such a personal scandal? So I stand by my premise: Issa is as much or more of a hypocrite as the Congressmen who went after Clinton.

      • Flashy

        Vig…c’mon. Clinton was impeached on two articles. One was the Grand jury investigation where he denied having an affair with Lewinsky. Legally, Clinton didn’t have an affair…but the GOP led House went partisan and charged he did and thus lied to the GJ. The other was Obstruction of Justice..again, concerning his denial of getting a BJ from Monica. During the impeachment proceedings, if you recall…there were so many outtings of GOP Congressmen having affairs it was like musical chairs .

        The Senate barely held its mirth as it rejected both claims and refused to convict.

        Compare that to Scooter Libby who, for political purposes and revenge, outted a CIA Covert Op in charge of monitoring nuclear weapons development throughout the Third World. Compare that as well with Cap Weinberger during iran/Contra in refusing to testify before a GJ or any other investigatory board if it required his testimony under oath. Same with Bush I.

      • Vigilant

        “Compare that to Scooter Libby who, for political purposes and revenge, outted a CIA Covert Op in charge of monitoring nuclear weapons development throughout the Third World.”

        Flashy, that’s an outright, provable lie, and I’m truly amazed you would stoop to such tactics.

        You will find NO WHERE any substantiation to that prevarication. Richard Armitage, a State Dept. official, outed Valerie Plame, NOT Scooter Libby! Where do you get such nonsense?

      • Vigilant

        From Wilipedia:

        “Upon the passage of H. Res. 611, Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998, by the House of Representatives on grounds of perjury to a grand jury (by a 228–206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221–212 vote). Two other articles of impeachment failed – a second count of perjury in the Jones case (by a 205–229 vote) and one accusing Clinton of abuse of power (by a 148–285 vote).”

        In what part of that statement do you find any mention of sex?

        Kinetic and you, Flashy, have no idea of the meaning of the word “perjury.” When Kinetic says, “Yes, he lied about his affair with Monica Lewinski,” he fails to understand that lying and perjury are two very distinct things..

        You and I may think there’s some excuse for lying, but to try and minimize the gravity of a president committing perjury is worse than shameful. It’s further confirmation that the left doesn’t give a rat’s a$$ about the Constitution. Perjury is perjury, for whatever reason, and it’s punishable under law.

      • Kinetic1

        Vigilant,
        Despite your claims to the contrary, I do understand the gravity of perjury as opposed to mere lying. For me the issue here, however is the nature of the perjury. Members of Congress lie every day. As one PL post pointed out, Bush and Cheaney only avoided perjuring themselves by refusing to testify under oath. It was all such a game, and in the end the issues under which Clinton perjured himself were personal in nature and essentially unrelated to anything involving government. They put him in a spot where he could either tell the truth and admit to adultery, or lie about the encounter and risk perjury. He choose wrong in my opinion, but the whole situation was nothing more than political gamesmanship.

        Now, if you want to talk about Presidents and perjury, how about Reagan? Was Clinton’s BJ as serious as Reagan’s sale of arms to the Iranians? Was a denial of “sexual relations” anything near the level of Reagan’s now infamous plan to divert blame and place it on Oliver North? I get the gravity of perjury, but it’s hard to get too excited about Clinton in the face of what went on in his predecessor’s administration.

        In the end, the bigger story here is that Clinton was able to not only continue on as President, but to be effective while the Republicans wasted tens of millions of dollars on a witch hunt. That and he’s been a more effective ex-President than either Reagan or Bush 1 & 2.

      • Smilee

        The real underlying reason was sex as they knew there was no perjury or obstruction of justice and sex between consenting adults is legal and hoping there would be enough disgust and support from the public because of this sex they hoped they could make it work under these false pretenses but the american public were not buying into their totally BS lies and congress was then motivated to acquit. This was a political game not a legal one and as in the first impeachment..

    • KG

      Lets remember who Nixon was. Why did he resign? Because HE KNEW he was guilty. Bill Clinton DID NOT resign because he knew HE WAS INNOCENT. Chew on that one.

      And if OUR president has an “enemies” list, SO WHAT? Are you afraid of being on it? Hmm. It would seem that Hillary was right when she spoke of a “vast Right Wing Conspiracy”????

      • Ted Crawford

        ” If our President has an enemies list, so what”
        Here’s the “so what” It makes him highly vulnerable! Anyone in a position of authority, such as Obama, that is so openly Paranoid, might easily influienced into making self destructive decisions. Case in Point
        All that was required for Hitler to do to weaken Russias defensive capabilities was to exploit Stalins Paranoia. Without using one bomb or one artillery shell, Hitler eliminated the majority of Russias experienced Commanders, and Stalin did all the work himself!

      • Vigilant

        “Bill Clinton DID NOT resign because he knew HE WAS INNOCENT. Chew on that one.”

        258 members of the House, including 31 Democrats, voted to impeach for perjury and obstruction of justice. That pretty well sums up how the peoples’ representatives felt about his guilt.

        Of those charges, he KNEW he was guilty. Chew on that one.

      • mark

        No that is not why. Nixon KNEW he would be convicted in his upcoming impeachment proceeding. THAT is the reason why he resigned. Clinton’s political enemies failed to convict him in his impeachment process. Clinton was impeached but he was NOT CONVICTED by two/thirds of the Senate – and this included several Republican Senators voting in his favor. THAT is the reason Clinton did not resign. He WON in his impeachment trial in the Senate. Nixon KNEW he would LOSE.

      • eddie47d

        What Nixon and his henchmen did involved our political system and who will have control over the nation and the other party. What Clinton did involved an individual and had little if any bearing on whether our system would rise or fall. What Nixon did was truly criminal and what Clinton did was just bad taste.Very big difference in the witch hunts.

      • Flashy

        Actually Vig…the House vote that was closest was OPerjury and the House voted 228–206 … five Dems voting against the President.

    • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

      Kinetic, reading this tells me you are an Abomination supporter and therefore back the Stealing of and redistribution of $6 Trillion of our TAX Dollars to pay off Abominations Campaign donors, like the wall street gang, AIG, Bankers and the Corrupt Mafia run Auto Unions that Bankrupted our Auto Industry with Outrageous Pay, Benefits and Retirement which the American people had already bailed out years earlier to the tune of $40 Billion. I remember George (I will destroy America) Soros backing Abomination and pulling his strings for the last 3 3/4 years, I remember still Eric (the RED) Holder having himself found innocent of Murdser of our Border Agents by selling Automatic weapons to the Drug Caretels and having them turned on our Border guards and the Mexican people and Murdered. I remember at a time when 26 Million Americans are out of work this Abomination gave Amnesty to 1.7 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIEN’S AND GAVE THEM WORK PERMITS TO TAKE EVEN MORE AMERICAN JOBS. Abomination also gave those same Illegal Alien’s an almost free ride to go to College taking positions in these Colleges away from American Students who won’t get in or even be able to afford an education, so this Abomination puts Illegal Aliens above Americans and always has. Abomination is a Marxist and America Hater and Issa is an American, maybe corrupt but not as Corrupt as this Illegal Kenyan Born Marxist Sunni Muslim Half Breed Semi White Man Abomination who hates Whites ( his Grandmother is the prime example who raised him) ran a bus over his Grandmother on National Television and called her a Racist, the Kettle calling the POT BLACK and shows the type of person Abomination truely is. Just look at Solyndra and the payoff to his donors that owned and received $500 Million of our tax dollars to his friends and to an already failing Corporation and Abominations own Financial Advisor told him it won’t save Solyndra but Abomination had to Pay Off his Friends. How about your God giving $6.4 Billion to the Muslim Brotherhood who MURDERED our AMBASSADOR AND THREE ASSOCIATES AND APOLIGIZING TO THEM FOR MURDERING OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS???? We have a Treasonous Anti Christ Manchurian Candidate Marxist America Hater and you support this Treasonous piece of Crap. Issa is the best you can do!!!! Viet Nam Vet 67-68

      • KG

        Hey Viet Nam Vet 67-68: Did you volunteer or were you drafted? My Dad knocked-up my mom and then VOLUNTEERED FOR THE MARINES. He thought he would “die as a Hero.” Instead he came back addicted to opium and beat up me, my sister and my mom.

      • Kinetic1

        VNV 67-68,
        I thank you for your service, but holy cow are you off the deep end! “Illegal Kenyan Born Marxist Sunni Muslim Half Breed Semi White Man Abomination … Treasonous Anti Christ Manchurian Candidate Marxist America Hater “? Are you sure you didn’t forget anything in there? Well, at least you’re not biased.

        Look, it’s late and I don’t feel like going rant by rant through your post, so let’s just take a quick look at your last big one. ”
        How about your God giving $6.4 Billion to the Muslim Brotherhood who MURDERED our AMBASSADOR AND THREE ASSOCIATES AND APOLIGIZING (sic) TO THEM FOR MURDERING OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS???? ”
        First, President Obama is not my God, and I resent you folks who claim to be Christians and then spout such absurdities. Did I vote for him? Yes. Am I happy with all of his decisions and actions? No.
        Second, Obama did not give 6.4 Billion to the Muslim Brotherhood. This number is simply the total amount of aid sent to egypt, which despite claims from the right wing talking heads is NOT run by the Brotherhood. And before you start running off at the mouth, this amount is in line with the almost 2 Billion dollars we have given Egypt each year since 1979!
        http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-02-01/news/30014847_1_military-assistance-military-aid-foreign-aid
        Third, the President did not apologize to the killers. The embassy, before the crowds had breeched security, did express their concern and regret for the heinous piece of trash that claims to be a film, but at no time has the U.S. excused the actions of the killers. To the contrary, the President has condemned both the makers of the film for their flagrant disregard for the safety of our representatives overseas, and those who turned violent. He has committed our national resources to bring the killers to justice. Romney’s claims about the administrations reactions, claims made i hast and without all the facts, are flawed, dishonest and show a lack of restraint and cheap political posturing. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/sep/12/romney-says-us-embassy-statement-was-apology-was-i/

        Of course you will have lot’s to say about this, and I have no doubt that you will “prove me wrong” with all the “facts” you have collected from Beck, Brietbart and the rest. I have no expectation that anything I have offered you will make any difference in your opinion. Just remember, when you go off the deep end like you did, the facts are not likely to be on your side. Rant on, VNV, rant on.

      • Frank Mlinar

        Yay, Kinetic1!

    • kitiarae

      MITT ROMNEY AND RNC PUT WORKER OUT OF JOBS; BRAIN SENSATA TECHNOLIES PLANT IN FREEPORT ILLINOIS

      BY OUTSOURCING AMERICAN PEOPLE JOBS TO CHINA FOR CHEAPER LABOR

      ROMNEY WOULD STAND TO MAKE OVER 8 MILLION DOLLAR FROM THE OUTSOURCING OF BRAIN FACTORY

      52% OF REPUBLICANS HOLDING SEAT IN THE SENATE OR CONGRESS HAVE ARE STOCK HOLDER OF THE BRAIN ILLINOIS FACTORY, AND STAND TO MAKE SEVERAL MILLIONS FROM THE OUTSOURCING OF THE BRAIN FACTORY

      WORKER HAVE PUT MITT ROMNEY UNDER BRIGHT BULB AS THEY STAND FIRST FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE OUTSOURCING OF THEIR JOBS TO CHINA

      SOME WORKER THAT ARE CLOSE TO RETIREMENT WAS TOLD THEIR JOBS WILL BE TERMINATED BY THE YEAR END

  • Glen

    The parallels between Obama and other, less-than-well remembered “leaders” is too close. We often condemn Nixon but forget that he was cheated of the presidency in 1960 by thousands of dead people voting for Kennedy. Even then, the election was the closest we’ve had. Nixon could have appealed the results through legal actions but declined to do so since he believed the Soviet Union was a very serious threat and lack of a decided national leader would be worse than letting Kennedy win, even through Democratic cheating. As for the comments by Kinetic-1, he can offer no more than a personal attack on a politician he dislikes. His (Kinetic’s) perspective is all too clear.

    • mark

      This is not true and is another urban myth. JFK only polled 109,000 more popular votes than Nixon out of 68 million cast. This is true. But JFK beat Nixon 303 to 219 in the electoral college. The only place where charges of voting irregularities emerged was in Chicago which purportedly helped JFK win Illinois. But with his large electoral lead even if JFK lost Illinois, Nixon still would have lost the presidency. He did not have enough electoral votes even with Illinois and the negation of the Daley political machine. And don’t think that Republican precinct chiefs in rural and suburban districts that Nixon won did not pump up the vote a little for their boy either. It isn’t like any party had or has a monopoly on these election day shenanigans.

      • MarathonMan

        Re: the comment about Chicago – Kennedy voting irregularities:
        Richard Daley Sr. = Rohm Emanuale, Obamas former COS.

    • kitiarae

      Red States Outpace Blue States in Income Growth
      BY SETTING UP THE PEOPLE IN THEIR STATE FOR FAILURE

      A. GIVING OUT EXTRA FOOD STAMPS WITH NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

      B. INSURING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE RECEIVE WALFARE AND FOOD STAMPS INSTEAD OF JOBS

      C. CREATION NOR WORK ON BRINGING IN NEW JOBS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO KEEP THEIR INCOME GROWTH AS SHOWING NO LOST

      Food stamps are considered a mode of government spending with a high multiplier effect. In other words, when someone is poor and using food stamps (which are now in debit card form) this often triggers more economic activity than it costs. Republicans should find a target for their ire that is less effective at stimulating the economy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1729911816 David McCall

    “I think the important point is, these people represent the culture that President Obama brought into Washington, a culture of division, a culture that embraces the concept of, the 1 percent is evil and somehow the rest of America just needs to…punish the 1 percent,” Issa said. “I guess I’m part of the 1 percent for purposes of their attack. So are you.” I guess you could call this just another example of the most divisive administration that ever occupied the White House. While the concept of ‘divide and conquer’ valid on the battle field, one would have hoped that something a little more civilized would have been attempted by those we have put into power. It is unfortunate that those we have elected deem it necessary to resort to lies, propaganda and division of those who have ask them to serve into warring factions in an effort to maintain and increase their power instead of actually doing what is best for the country as a whole.

  • Flashy

    Ahhh…where would we be without a daily comedy routine courtesy of at least one of the PLD authors?

    one can almost feel the desparation of the Conservatives and wacked rightists these days. As the day of decision comes closer, and it becomes more obvious that the GOP will hold steady only in the deep south…the least educated and poorest of our nation and the easist to pull a con job on people by creating a fiction then convincing people to fear it …the more trash is being tossed out to see what the bottom feeders will bite on.

    it is quickly becoming apparent the GOP is becoming a Congressional race and each candidate separating themselves as distant as they can from the taint of the Presidential ticket. And people are beginning to realize the lies and denials.

    it’s not a question of this administration being re-elected…it’s now control of the Senate and House. The Senate looks safer than before to stay Dem, and the House is teetering either way. So…since y’all have been screaming about a Congress filled with corruption and being bought by money…are you who reside in a district with a GOP incumbent voting for re-electing the very one you complain as being part of the problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/CoachKaterina Katerina Gasset

    Obama must have a very long list!

    • DaveH234

      Romney’s is probably longer and for better reasons!

    • http://sympatico20032003.wordpress.com sympatico20032003

      its typical of the chicago style politics and underhanded deviance that this person obama has followed. he reminds me of the old kennedy as well as the truman political machines.

  • jopa

    One thing about Nixon, he may or may not have been a crook, however he did have full disclosure on all of his income for twenty years.He was one of the first to be up front and honest in this category.C’mon Mitt time to put up or shut up.One doctored up return and another partial doesn’t tell the full story.What are you hiding that would cost you the Presidency??

    • Steve E

      Romney will show his tax records when Obama shows his college records. That sounds fair enough to me. “I will show you mine, if you show me yours”.

    • eddie47d

      Should or shouldn’t a Presidential candidate show all his tax returns as Obama did? College records may be important but would it make any difference if neither candidate went to college. What if a steel worker or a bricklayer ran for this high office would you find fault with that too and disqualify that person? We keep harping that the Elites control the world yet all we do is install other Elites.

    • Kgintovt

      There’s a t-shirt out there that says, “I’m supposed to be more concerned about what Romney does with his money than what Obama does with mine?”

      Screw Romney’s tax return. Last time I checked, it wasn’t illegal to be rich in this country; although Obama and his minions are desperately trying to change that. Romney contributed something like 30% of his income to charity and didn’t even claim all of it as a deduction, which he was entitled to do and which means he paid more federal taxes than he had to. That alone tells me a lot about this man’s character.

      But yeah, I’d love to see Obama’s college records, because I’m sure those will tell us tons about his character, or lack thereof. The very fact that he has spent millions in attorney fees to keep those records under wraps means they must contain something worth hiding.

      And don’t forget, Obama is rich, too. At least with Romney, we know where his money came from, but where did Obama’s money come from? Especially since the only REAL jobs the man ever held were that of a community organizer and a “professor.”

    • MarathonMan

      Jopa:
      The only reason you and your ilk keep on harping on Romney’s tax records is that you don’t have anything else of substance. Romney has paid his required taxes and If Romney had a real tax issue, the IRA and Obama wold be all over it. Further, Romney’s charitable contributions surpass Obama and the democrat ruling class.

      You, Obama and the democrats are playing by the Saul Alinsky play book and those tactics are right out of Joseph Stalin’s socialist era, and are not Nixonian.

      It is obvious that you have no idea of what socialism is about. Know this: whatever your social status, socialism is a friend to no one except the ruling class.

      Now keep on drinking the Kool Aide JOPA, Obama needs folks with your mentality.

  • dcjdavis

    Obama is disliked on his own merit and doesn’t have to parallel anyone. He keeps an enemies list because he is aware of it.

    • Flashy

      Ya got any proof of this ‘enemies list” ? Or just claiming it’s so because an ultra- conservative GOPer claims it to exist..

      • Smilee

        There is no proof and if it really existed Fox would run it up their it up their flag pole for all to see, in absence of any proof they then resort to the tactics your seeing here

      • http://sympatico20032003.wordpress.com sympatico20032003

        of course he has an enamy list if you go back to when he ran for senator in illinois and somehow got two of his “own people tosees out of running because of a minute anomaly that could have been rectified, had it not been for the blogoiavich scandal. we can start there, with chicago crooked politics as usual.

  • mark

    What compelling evidence this article provides! “Obama reportedly keeps an enemies list.” All that means is that someone, somewhere out there in the giant, largely mindless, blogosphere has said: “he keeps an enemies list.” Zero proof, zero evidence, zeo citation that can be fact-checked – but typical. Smear is virtually the entire name of the game today. In fact, I sometime think it is the only game in town.

    • DaveH234

      It’s like the “Fox News” contingent starting their talking points with..”Some Say” or “We’ve Heard” or some such conundrum to spout what they want because they didn’t state it just repeated what “Some” have said. Must be true!
      That’ good Journalism, yup!

    • MarathonMan

      Need evidence? Start with Eric Holder. He is suing the Gallup Poll at Saul Alinsky behest.
      If you are unaware of that; it simply shows that you are not as well informed as you would have us to believe.

      • MarathonMan

        Correction to the above; Saul Alinsky should be David Axelrod

      • Flashy

        MM..you wouldn’t have a lunk to that lawsuit would you? And the answer by Gallup?

        feel free to link it…lol

      • Smilee

        Flashy, its just more of their lies and BS

  • steven

    I’m not paranoid, the government is out to get me and you. lol lol lol
    Sadly, it is no laughing matter,big motherf’er is watching.

  • Strighttothepoint!!!!!

    Both were,and are unfair and disloyal to the American People!!!Obama should not be in the white house(he is “NOT”a natural born U.S. Citizen!!!!!!!!)

  • Frank Mlinar

    Well, what Issa could do is show us the “enemies list” and indicate the people working on it. How about it, Issa?

  • Hedgehog

    So Obama keeps an enemies list. How many terabytes of memory does it occupy now? I would think it would be more efficient for him to keep a friends list. That shouldn’t take up more than about 16 kilobytes of memory.

  • eddie47d

    Apparently Romney has an enemies list too! That would be the do nothing 47% that he has written off as un- American. Wow! Almost half the nation is targeted!

    • MarathonMan

      Only in your mind could a person convert the 47% to an “enemies list” .
      Romney’s comment was correct in that the 47% is most likely to vote for Obama.

      In actuality, the real number is more like 32% plus Medicare / social security seniors that are not well informed and pay attention to the corrupt media and Obamas “Hate and Discontent” political advertisements.

      Now, I will be you are wondering where the 32% number comes from.

      • Smilee

        It was not that it was 47% or 32% o any percent it was that he looked down his nose at the part of the population as if they were less than he sees himself and second class to him and sends a strong message that he is only interested in the well being of those like him.

    • MNIce

      Oh, so you think not voting for Romney is un-American? This is a switch from your usual line.

      I never heard anything about Romney calling able-bodied takers un-American. He only opined that they would be unlikely to vote for him because he thinks they should be looking for work instead of begging for more handouts.

      • eddie47d

        That is your problem in thinking. Most of those 47% are not moochers.

  • carolyn marlin

    Sir, is the USA down hill fall, because Pres. Clinton/Obooma down graded Israeli nation/people and upgraded muslim nation’s/people???????

  • MarathonMan

    Obama is using Stalinist tactics; that is “class and/or social warfare”.
    Anyone that understands the Stalinist years will understands the concept.
    Those of you that do not are now learning about it.

  • Don

    he can put me on his list too. i voted for him in08 because of his hope and change lie and him asking if we wanted 4 more years of busch. looks like he was worse than bush. anyone but him for president. 4 more yearsss of him and this country will loo like the ussr and its financial problems of the 80s. ours demisewill last for many years. russia was’nt as deep into the mess as the usa.

    • Smilee

      He never promised hope and change would occur in an instant, these things he promised take time and when he first took that slogan few if any knew that the economy was going in the crapper and like 9/11 that changed everything and with so many more interested in making him a one term president than contributing to hope and change it was like putting the brakes on that concept. You expect impatience from children but one would think that mature adults would know better.

    • kitiarae

      Red States Outpace Blue States in Income Growth
      BY SETTING UP THE PEOPLE IN THEIR STATE FOR FAILURE

      A. GIVING OUT EXTRA FOOD STAMPS WITH NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

      B. INSURING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE RECEIVE WALFARE AND FOOD STAMPS INSTEAD OF JOBS

      C. CREATION NOR WORK ON BRINGING IN NEW JOBS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO KEEP THEIR INCOME GROWTH AS SHOWING NO LOST

      Food stamps are considered a mode of government spending with a high multiplier effect. In other words, when someone is poor and using food stamps (which are now in debit card form) this often triggers more economic activity than it costs. Republicans should find a target for their ire that is less effective at stimulating the economy

      PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN’T KILL 3000 AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR PROFIT BUSH DID

  • flfarmer

    That must be one Hell of a long List!!!

  • Sandy

    My childhood memory of political lies:
    “I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us , I will stop telling
    the truth about them.”~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech,- 1952

    After he lost the 1952 election many people who voted against him wrote Stevenson letters expressing admiration for him. Again the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 1956, he received the largest popular vote of any losing candidate in American history.
    As I recall, Stevenson lost the election because he saw a psychiatrist.

    But back on topic, I can’t imagine any candidate can match Rock Star Obama.

  • MNIce

    Whether there is a compilation of names labeled “Enemies” does not obviate the appearance of illegal political activity by the Justice Department. The Department’s use of a partisan group to shape public perception of the Justice Department on politically significant issues, and by extension Mr. Obama, is very likely a violation of the Hatch Act.

  • SJJolly

    President Nixon had to resort to using Cuban exiles in the USA to investigate his enemies, as such was illegal. Since passage of the Patriot Act and other “anti-terrorism” legislation, Presidents Of The United States can assign the job — totally legally — to the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc., as well as having enemies dragged off to indefinate detention in Guantanimo, sans any legal charges or public notice. If Obama had an enemies list, ala President Nixon, it would double as a roll call list at Camp Delta.

  • Nitengale

    I am also a 1% percenter too. Because in the America we used 2 have anyone, and I mean anyone, could raise themselves up by their bootstraps & hard work to become anything they want to be. We are presently living in Amerika a prison camp. It will only get worse if people don’t vote for Romney/Ryan. USA will b just a distant memory. Sad sad!

  • tim

    Comrade obamas list must be really long because I don’t know a single person who likes him. Oh excuse me, one customer whom I asked why she liked obama and she said because of obamacare because now she could get help with her insurance from the gov’t!! Imagine that!! She couldn’t tell me any other reasons! Obama is a POS racist and is doing everything he can to destroy this country and the relations of the people in the USA. I have had black friends tell me that he has set back the black and white relations in this country 50 years with his bullsh!t and lies. Now his wife is playing the race card with her speeches. Fat black kids and black kids who are gonna get diabetes in the future and she’s wondering what they can do about it in court! How about getting thier parents to watch what they eat??? She’s dumber than dirt but she spreads it just as well as her husband does!!! If he’s re-elected he will do everything he can to destroy the greatest country in the world, just so he can re-distribute the wealth to other 3rd world countries.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    IF THE KENYAN HAS ENEMIES, HE SHOULD “HANG-OUT” WITH HIS ISLAMIC “BUDDIES” FOR PROTECTION.

    THEY CAN “CHEW-THE-FAT,” EAT DOG MEAT AND DRINK BEER. I GUARANTEE, HE WILL HAVE A BETTER TIME DRINKING BEER WITH HIS ARAB “PALS”, THAN HE DID WITH, Professor Henry Louis Gates. THE “BUZZ” CREATED MAY INDUCE THE KENYAN TO SHOW THE ARABS WHAT HE LEARNED AT, “Man’s Country.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.shelton1 Larry Shelton

    So all these opinions on here between obama lovers and romney lovers and obama haters and romney haters is after the elections are over is we will be killing each other like 1861-1865. america will look like syria, burnt out buildings and blood two foot deep running through the streets all because of hitler obama.

  • kitiarae

    • MITT ROMNEY IS NO ROBIN HOOD

    • MITT ROMNEY WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE , WOMEN RIGHTS, VETERAN HEALTH CARE TO MOVE BACKWARD SO THE WEATHY
    • CAN CONTINUE TO CHEAT ON TAXES, HIDE THEIR MONEY,

    • Mitt Romney opposes asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share, and instead wants to reward them with even more tax breaks, paid for by raising middle class taxes

    • Mitt Romney’s plan would add $5 trillion in tax cuts skewed to the rich, either increasing the deficit or requiring tax increases on the middle-class

    • Mitt Romney would slash middle class investments like education, Social Security, and Medicare

    • Mitt Romney criticized the end of the Iraq war as “tragic,” and has offered no plan withdraw our troops from Afghanistan

    • Mitt Romney would let Medicare go bankrupt by the end of his first term, and then turn it into a voucher program

    MITT ROMNEY AND RNC PUT WORKER OUT OF JOBS; BRAIN SENSATA TECHNOLIES PLANT IN FREEPORT ILLINOIS

    BY OUTSOURCING AMERICAN PEOPLE JOBS TO CHINA FOR CHEAPER LABOR

    ROMNEY WOULD STAND TO MAKE OVER 8 MILLION DOLLAR FROM THE OUTSOURCING OF BRAIN FACTORY

    52% OF REPUBLICANS HOLDING SEAT IN THE SENATE OR CONGRESS HAVE ARE STOCK HOLDER OF THE BRAIN ILLINOIS FACTORY, AND STAND TO MAKE SEVERAL MILLIONS FROM THE OUTSOURCING OF THE BRAIN FACTORY

    WORKER HAVE PUT MITT ROMNEY UNDER BRIGHT BULB AS THEY STAND FIRST FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE OUTSOURCING OF THEIR JOBS TO CHINA

    SOME WORKER THAT ARE CLOSE TO RETIREMENT WAS TOLD THEIR JOBS WILL BE TERMINATED BY THE YEAR END

  • kitiarae

    I AM A RETIRED SOLDIER THAT SERVE 21 YEAR IN AMERICA ARMS FORCES
    PRESIDENT OBAMA SET THE STANDARD FOR WHAT BEING A LEADER IS ABOUT.
    1. Got Osama bin laden…check.

    2.unemployment rate 8.5%…check.

    3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help…check.

    4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help…check.

    5. Ended war in Iraq…check.

    6. DADT repeal…check

    7.not one tax hike in 3 years….check.

    8.Brought out of racism in the Gop…check.

    9.Still carry 80% of the black vote…check.

    10.Same wife for 15 years wi…………th no extra marital affairs…check.

    11. Save auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.. check

    12.Assisted in ousting Khaddafi…check.

    13.Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office.

    14. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their home.

    15. STILL fighting for middle class families.

    16.reform Affordable healthcare…. check Despite what the GOP would have you believe the President has been doing these things and more by himself.

    • Berry

      cut unemployment NOPE
      cut deficient NOPE
      Created meaningful jobs NOPE
      Brought America together NOPE
      Has America going in the right direction NOPE
      Took responsibility for anything NOPE
      Blamed everyone else YES

      • Steve Schitt

        Back when President George Bush SENIOR was at the end of his one and only term, the MEDIA started LYING to the American People, telling them that the Economy was real bad, 24/7… The did that for the entire last year of his presidency, when in fact, the Economy was really a LOT better.. But after that constant bombardment (by the Media) people started believing it, and then, “Consumer Confidence” fell, and the Economy really did start to get worse.. And in this past (Nov 2012) election, the Media (once again) did all they possibly could, to SLANT everything in obama’s favor… They even covered up a LOT of his LIES, and ridiculed anyone and everyone that questioned obama’s “ELIGIBILITY” to serve.. They even used fear tactics, to instill fear in everyone, that there would be riots, if obama was not re-elected..

  • R. Murphy

    BRAVO Kitiarae: The Right may lie and buy its way to the W H, but I don’t think so. I expect enough of the American voting public is smarter than Romney and his ilk give them credit for. And you are right on. Obama has done most of these “improvements” by himself. The Speaker said 2 years ago, his #1 priority was to defeat Obama. Not JOBS, not the ECONOMY, not the US INFRASTRUCTURE, and on and on. Obama’s JOBS BILL has sat for over a year with the Speaker doing NOTHING about it. IN my 73 years (10 of them in the Navy’s Submarines and RDT&E Diving and 20+ more working on the federal budget) I have never seen so much lying, or money poured into one candidate to buy the election. almost exclusively from the Right. Ike would roll over in his grave! Let us hope that truth will win out.
    Oh and to Berry = Obama HAS cut Unemployment; has no relationship with being “deficient”, that is a medical problem; the President can only create jobs by enlarging the government; except for some thousands of religious fanatics he has brought the World closer together, not just the US (did you feel “together” under Bush/Cheney?; he has America going in the right direction, slowly, but correctly; he has stated his assumption of responsibility; who has he blamed beside the House, which is accurate; and anyone with a brain knows he is a US born citizen & is a Christian. The MOUTH (aka – Trump) wants to see Obama’s college transcript, Where is Trump’s birth certificate or college transcript? Trump knows no one gets into Law School without superior grades. The Republicans know Benghazi was a Sneak Attack, just like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 (except in the latter case the administration had warnings). The Republicans attacked the President immediately for 4 deaths, yet I recall no one attacking “W” for almost 3,000 deaths. Since Newt’s Speakership US politics has gotten much nastier, particularly from the Right. George Washington was right, we should NOT have (political) parties. Each should stand on their own. And NO ONE should be able to buy an election, like Adelson is doing with his now $44 million for Romney. This is the most damnable campaign season I have seen in my 73 years.

  • Steve Schitt

    Hey Kitlarae, i’m replying to your post, of October 16, 2012 at 8:39 am, with a question or 2.. You state that,

    “I AM A RETIRED SOLDIER THAT SERVE 21 YEAR IN AMERICA ARMS FORCES
    PRESIDENT OBAMA SET THE STANDARD FOR WHAT BEING A LEADER IS ABOUT”..

    i just saw a video, where an Officer in the U.S. Army was standing outside a courthouse, with his attorney, after he just won a case in court… He refused to “Deploy”, as he had serious doubts, as to whether Obama was eligible to serve as Commander In Chief…

    Evidently, since Obama has consistently refused to un-seal his college records, and has spent about 3 million dollars, fighting legal challenges, (instead of simply producing REAL, VALID PROOF – like the MICROFICHE, which would settle the “birth” question once and for all, IF it really existed) this U.S. Army Officer had very serious doubts, as to whether Obama really was who he said he was, and that he was never properly vetted, as every U.S. Serviceman is…

    This Army Officer’s attorney was perplexed, at how fast the Army capitulated, and just said, “Okay, you don’t have to deploy, and that’s it..” NO disciplinary action was taken against him..

    Kitlarae, i too am a Veteran.. i also SWORE an OATH to PROTECT and DEFEND the CONSTITUTION of the U.S… and i never took that lightly.. even to this day..

    The mere fact that Obama spent over THREE MILLION DOLLARS, to keep his records sealed, and to fight one legal challenge after another, instead of simply PRODUCING PROOF to the contrary, that would easily put all these issues to bed, THAT right there is plenty enough convincing for me..!! Like THREE MILLION REASONS to NOT TRUST AND NOT BELIEVE OBAMA…

    i practiced law for four years, and there is the SPIRIT of the LAW, and the LETTER of the LAW.. The SPIRIT and the INTENT of our founding fathers, was to NOT have ANYONE in the white house, with DIVIDED LOYALTIES… and Obama was not only a DUAL CITIZEN at birth, the other country was Kenya, which at that time, was under BRITISH RULE.. Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves now..!!

    Even the poorly forged “birth certificate” Obama “produced” states his FATHER was NOT a U.S. Citizen, and he never was.. That alone disqualifies him, in my book..

    i’m not saying or implying you drank his kool-aid, but it is not too much to ask, for our president to be investigated and vetted to at least the same degree as i was, when i entered military service.

    If not for this, i would probably have voted for Obama, but the Constitution has been under plenty enough attack for way too long, to just throw caution to the wind, especially when it’s the doggone presidency we’re talking about, for crying out loud.

    i can read, and i can make up my own mind, and what i see, i don’t forget.. The MEDIA got him elected BOTH TIMES, and they have been covering for him, and ridiculing good, decent Americans, for simply demanding PROOF that he is who he says he is..

    The more he keeps that up, the more i’m convinced he’s got something very sinister to hide.. In this one case, you do have the right to believe his lies if you want, but that is where you should stop.. and not try to persuade others that he’s for real, because he very clearly is a FRAUD.. and should be outed immediately.. if not sooner…

  • Steve Schitt

    i read some of you guys’s comments, and it occured to me, that it’s not a good idea to argue every other issue, than the most important one, as far as the good of the ECONOMY is concerned… We NEED TO ABOLISH (NOT JUST AUDIT) THE FEDERAL RESERVE, NOW..!! It is a mahematical impossibility to ever pay off the National Debt, as long as we continue to let the Federal Reserve (which isn’t “Federal” or a “Reserve”) continue to print paper money (with NOTHING BACKING IT) and then, turn around and LOAN it to us, at interest..!! Some of you might agree in principle, but also say that it’s “not the right time” to abolish the Federal Reserve.. Well, a lot of people have known about this for a long time, and keep stalling.. We should go ahead and do it NOW, before our whole system collapses..!!!

  • Steve Schitt

    Let’s do the MATH… (1) How many Constitutionally loving Americans are there, that KNOW obama was (and still is) NOT ELIGIBLE? (2) How many of them KNOW the MEDIA got obama elected TWICE, and COVERED for him, instead of EXPOSING him for the FRAUD he is..? Well, if that number is 100 million, then guess what kind of IMPACT that will have, towards FORCING the mainstream media to stop covering for him, and start EXPOSING and prosecuting him, with the same fervor and resolve they would, if obama was white, or a Republican?

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