VIDEOS: A 13 Year Old Grades Obama and Romney – Our Future Generation Nails It!

My faith and hope in our country has been renewed!  Meet Jenny Cantrell, a 13-year-old student who held Obama and Romney to the same grading system she and her fellow students are required to meet.  She graded them on the economy, business, Obamcare, energy, national debt, and national security.  Jenny’s youth and inexperience in politics kept her open-minded and analytical.

 

Her teachers and parents should be proud!  She is our hope!

 

 

Excellent job Jenny!  After her stint as ‘Teacher for the Day’ Jenny made a follow-up video regarding the auto bailout, unions, the debates, taxes, redistribution of wealth, and the candidates’ values.  She nailed those too!

 

 

H/T Swiss Defence League

Will Voter Fraud Win Election for Obama? 723,620 invalid voter registrations in CA; 30,000 dead on NC rolls; 182,000 who may not be eligible in FL

Many voters I have spoken to recently have expressed concerns regarding the upcoming election.  Although I have met quite a few people who voted for Obama in 2008 and are either supporting Romney or will not vote this year, many still fear the outcome in November.  Not because of those legally voting, but because of voter fraud, absentee balloting, provisional balloting, and the voting zombies who desert the cemeteries each year to cast their ballots.

A good example is the Democratic National Convention…..if you watched the video you know they did not receive the necessary 2/3 votes required to pass the resolution.  I don’t think they even received half of the required votes!  If you missed it you can watch it here.

Although some states have successfully passed voter ID laws, others are being sued by our friends at the Justice Department who claim the move is ‘racist’.  Funny how these same ‘victims’ can come up with a photo ID to get into the DNC!  I think every eligible citizen should have a voter ID card, not just a photo ID.  Virginia has a ‘Motor Voter’ law which allows you to register to vote when you apply for a driver’s license.  Just because you have a driver’s license doesn’t mean you are eligible to vote!  One of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohammed Atta, had a Virginia driver’s license!  Felons are able to obtain driver’s licenses, as are illegal immigrants.  As important as elections are, we need to preserve the legitimacy of our voting process and rights.

As seen below, there are too many instances of voter fraud to ignore the problem!  If Barack Obama wins in November, it will most certainly be due to voter fraud.

While Attorney General Eric Holder and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous lash out at new state laws requiring photo ID for voting, an NAACP executive sits in prison, sentenced for carrying out a massive voter fraud scheme. In April 2011, a Tunica County, Miss., jury convicted NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots. Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts.  Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis. She was also convicted of voting in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross. In the trial, a forensic scientist testified that Sowers’s DNA was found on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots.

A local Florida station found an innovative way to check for voter fraud: jury excusal forms. NBC2 compiled a list of jury excusals based on not being a citizen of the United States and compared it to a list of registered voters in two counties. They discovered almost 100 illegally registered voters, many of whom had voted multiple times. “I vote every year,” one woman told NBC2, despite the fact that she is not a US citizen. The woman had told the court that she couldn’t serve on a jury because she wasn’t a US citizen, but she doesn’t seem to have a problem voting like one. Based on the NBC2 investigation, local election offices say they’ll now request a copy of every jury excusal form where residents say they can’t serve because they’re not a citizen.  This should be mandatory in every state!

Before Its News reports:

California’s database shows 723,620 voter registrations, which are invalid due to missing birth date. CA elections code 2150, 2152 stipulate that an affidavit from an elector has to contain a valid birth date, valid country of origin, a Social Security number, drivers license or a number assigned to the voter if there is no Social Security number or Drivers License number. Aside from some 700,000 registrations without a birth date, there were over half a million registrations without a country of origin. Additionally, employees of offices of several registrars admitted that in some cases, where the databases did not contain a birth date, they simply created one, assigned a birth date such as 01.01.1850 or 01.01.1900. Consequently, thousands more potentially invalid registrations are contained in the databases, where data shows individuals, who are 150 years old and 200 years old still voting.

North Carolina News Network provided the following information:

Some county election boards across North Carolina are not doing a very good job of removing dead voters from their rolls, according to a group that keeps track of the statistics.  …..they found the names of 30,000 dead North Carolina voters who are still on voter rolls across the state.

From Letting Freedom Ring:

Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role  in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove  ineligible voters. Florida, at the urging of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, began looking for non-U.S. citizens on its voter rolls last year. An initial search turned up as  many as 182,000 registered voters who may not be U.S. citizens.

Some other examples include:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said the lawmaker’s campaign bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year. Read more here.

Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.  Read more here.

November 1, 2011 – 8 were arrested for absentee voter fraud in Madison County, Florida. The case began when the Florida’s Division of Elections notified FDLE and FBI that “an extraordinarily disproportionate amount of absentee votes,” had been cast in the District 1 school board race. The eight suspects were arrested on November 1, 2011.  Read more here.

7 Democrats Arrested in New York for actual Voter Fraud via Absentee Ballots – 4 Plead Guilty while the other 3 opt for a trial. The group forged signatures on applications for absentee ballots and on the ballots themselves in a 2009 primary of the Working Families Party, which was affiliated with now-defunct community group ACORN. Voters whose signatures were forged expressed outrage to Fox. “I feel extremely violated,” said Brian Suozzo. In November 2009, Democratic operative Anthony DeFiglio told New York State police investigators that faking absentee ballots was a commonplace and accepted practice in political circles, all intended to swing an election. Read more here.

12 Democrats have been Charged in Georgia for Absentee Ballot Voter Fraud – Case in point: November 23, 2011 – 12 people have been charged in Georgia for voter fraud as they used absentee ballots to skew an in election in Georgia. The 12 people charged are ALL with the Democrat Party. The defendants include some workers in the voter registrar’s office and some school board members.  Read more here.

FOUR Wake County, North Carolina, Democrats have admitted to voter fraud charges, according to local news reports. Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl Mclean each admitted to casting two ballots in recent elections. Local reports indicate all three voted for President Barack Obama twice in 2008.   Read more here.

These are not the only instances and we need to be alert, informed and proactive. We must all do we can to stop and/or report abuses of voter fraud.  If you know of other cases, please feel free to share them.

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General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy — Again

By Louis Woodhill via Forbes

President Obama is proud of his bailout of General Motors.  That’s good, because, if he wins a second term, he is probably going to have to bail GM out again.  The company is once again losing market share, and it seems unable to develop products that are truly competitive in the U.S. market.

Right now, the federal government owns 500,000,000 shares of GM, or about 26% of the company.  It would need to get about $53.00/share for these to break even on the bailout, but the stock closed at only $20.21/share on Tuesday.  This left the government holding $10.1 billion worth of stock, and sitting on an unrealized loss of $16.4 billion.

Right now, the government’s GM stock is worth about 39% less than it was on November 17, 2010, when the company went public at $33.00/share.  However, during the intervening time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by almost 20%, so GM shares have lost 49% of their value relative to the Dow.

It’s doubtful that the Obama administration would attempt to sell off the government’s massive position in GM while the stock price is falling.  It would be too embarrassing politically.  Accordingly, if GM shares continue to decline, it is likely that Obama would ride the stock down to zero.

GM is unlikely to hit the wall before the election, but, given current trends, the company could easily do so again before the end of a second Obama term.

In the 1960s, GM averaged a 48.3% share of the U.S. car and truck market.  For the first 7 months of 2012, their market share was 18.0%, down from 20.0% for the same period in 2011.  With a loss of market share comes a loss of relative cost-competitiveness.  There is only so much market share that GM can lose before it would no longer have the resources to attempt to recover.

To help understand why GM keeps losing market share, let’s look at the saga of the Chevy Malibu.

The Malibu is GM’s entry in the automobile market’s “D-Segment”.  The D-Segment comprises mid-size, popularly priced, family sedans, like the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.  The D-Segment accounted for 14.7% of the total U.S. vehicle market in 2011, and 21.3% during the first 7 months of 2012.

Because the D-Segment is the highest volume single vehicle class in the U.S., and the U.S. is GM’s home market, it is difficult to imagine how GM could survive long term unless it can profitably develop, manufacture, and market a vehicle that can hold its own in the D-Segment.  This is true not only because of the revenue potential of the D-Segment, but also because of what an also-ran Malibu would say about GM’s ability to execute at this time in its history.

GM is in the process of introducing a totally redesigned 2013 Chevy Malibu.  It will compete in the D-Segment with, among others, the following: the Ford Fusion (totally redesigned for 2013); the Honda Accord (totally redesigned for 2013); the Hyundai Sonata (totally redesigned for 2011); the Nissan Altima (totally redesigned for 2013); the Toyota Camry (refreshed for 2013); and the Volkswagen Passat (totally redesigned for 2012).

Automobile technology is progressing so fast that the best vehicle in a given segment is usually just the newest design in that segment.  Accordingly, if a car company comes out with a new, completely redesigned vehicle, it had better be superior to the older models being offered by its competitors.  If it is not, the company will spend the next five years (the usual time between major redesigns in this segment) losing market share and/or offering costly “incentives” to “move the metal”.

While Dan Akerson is busy rearranging the deck chairs on GM’s Titanic, Martin Winterkorn is leading VW to world domination via technical excellence.

“The game isn’t over until it’s over”, but if President Obama wins reelection, he should probably start giving some serious thought to how he is going to justify bailing out GM, and its unionized UAW workforce, yet again.  And, during the current campaign, Obama might want to be a little more modest about what he actually achieved by bailing out GM the first time.

Read more at Forbes.

General Motors CEO – “7 out of 10 GM Vehicles Made Outside US” – Commitment with Communist China (Video)

(Fox News reported that the Treasury Department claims the taxpayers will lose $25 Billion of the $85 Billion used to bail out General Motors. On the other hand, Honda is making cars here in the US at record numbers – enough to begin exporting from the US!)

I know this administration is hell-bent on outsourcing jobs to China but using our tax dollars to do it is the newest low in their sell-out of our country.  Obama spent 80 BILLION of our taxpayer dollars to bail out General Motors but the jobs are in China.  GM is now in business with a Communist government and we paid for it.  They have eleven joint ventures with SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) and FAW (another Chinese government-owned manufacturer).

“Our commitment to working in China, with China, and for China remains strong and focused on the future.”  -  Dan Akerson, CEO of GM

Mr. Akerson went on to say that 7 out of 10 GM vehicles are made OUTSIDE of the United States.  General Motors has been shrinking its operations in the US while aggressively expanding and investing in Communist China.  How does that help with US jobs, Mr. President?  And more importantly, why is the UAW still supporting him?

We need to pay attention folks.  Please vote for the American in November!

H/T Bill Norwood

Obama Campaign Gears Up For Massive Voter Fraud

By  Via The Western Center for Journalism

Charlie Rangel, flanked by high-level Democrats, recently strutted up to the microphone declaring himself the winner against Hispanic opponent Adrian Espaillat in the race for New York’s 15th Congressional District. At least until his opponent discovered that polling places were illegally asking voters for ID, were turning away pro-Espaillat voters, and even were reporting zero votes to suppress the counts.

 

What a shocker: Charlie Rangel was involved in massive voter fraud and intimidation.

No one is surprised, really. Far-Left “Progressive” (i.e., socialist) Democrats have been involved in these tactics for years. Like Obama, Rangel was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America in 1996. Like Obama, Rangel has deep ties to the unions and Alinsky (ACORN-style) groups that are the shock troops of voter fraud.

Imagine if the tactics used in the Rangel/Espaillat race were used on a national scale. Where the entire Democratic National Committee (DNC), all the major unions, and all the “Progressive” groups were engaged in a massive voter fraud and voter intimidation campaign.

Well, we don’t have to imagine it as this is what occurred in 2008 with Obama supporters during the Democratic Primary, as countless poll workers, Hillary Clinton supporters, and simple bystanders extensively reported.

And the mainstream media did what they do best and ignored it.

Now imagine all the previous groups banded together with the power of the Obama presidency, the power of the DOJ, the power of all aligned city governments, etc., involved in a repeat of what we witnessed in 2008.

We will have an attack on our election process that makes the ballot stuffing and intimidation of 2008 look like child’s play.

Do we think Eric Holder is running around the country blathering about the evil of voter ID laws because he cares about minority voters? Holder is nowhere to be found when Espaillat, a Hispanic, is calling foul.

The Obama campaign and Eric Holder’s DOJ are gearing up for a tidal wave of voter fraud and intimidation that will drown this country with a corrupt election beyond resuscitation.

Both Obama and Eric Holder need to be impeached before this can occur.

Wisconsin Democrats Are Busing in Supporters From Michigan for Recall Vote (Video)

A man called into the Chris Plante Show today. He said Democrats are giving away free stuff to supporters who go vote in Wisconsin. The caller said Democrats have four buses coming into Wisconsin from Michigan to vote Democrat.

Hat Tip Gateway Pundit

 

 

I guess the Dems plan to win at all costs……but I am sure Eric Holder and his Justice Department will be there to prevent all attempts of voter fraud!

The Party of Fraud at work in Wisconsin

By Judson Phillips via Tea Party Nation

 

English: Scott Walker, 45th Governor of WisconsinThe polls have not even closed in Wisconsin, yet the Party of Fraud is already out trying to steal the election, one way or another.

What are they doing?

From Wispolitics.com:

With only about four hours into the Election Day voting, members of the Milwaukee Democratic Party claim that calls are going out to voters telling them if they’d signed the recall, they didn’t need to vote today.

 Milwaukee County Dem Chair Sachin Chheda said that Walker supporters can’t get through the day without “cheating.”

 “This latest lowlife sleaze comes on the heels of countless reports from around the state of various Republican dirty tricks on behalf of Walker,” Chheda said in a statement. “For instance, reports surfaced last weekend that Walker supporters are paying homeowners to post Walker signs on their lawns.”

 A state GOP source dismissed the claims, saying it was expected from Dems who have made voter suppression claims part of their playbook.

“That’s just what they do, they’re simply setting the stage for a close election,” the source said. “The story doesn’t exist until they provide evidence.”

While on its face, this is one of the stupidest things coming from a Party that regularly manages to produce some really incredibly stupid statements; there is something here.

No, the Republicans are not trying to steal this election.  They are winning this election.  Scott Walker will pull in over 50% of the vote in this election.

The purpose of this is to create the meme, much as they did in 2000, that the election was stolen.

If Walker and the GOP win, it breaks the back of the unions and the far left.  Their only recourse is to claim the election was stolen.  Much as crazy liberals still believe George W. Bush stole the 2000 election, this is the legacy the left wants to leave here.

The most disturbing part of this story is the attitude of the left.  Elections no longer matter to them.  They cannot accept the verdict of the voters.  Either the election must be relitigated until the left wins or it must be totally tainted.

Liberals no longer accept the will of the people and move on to the next election.  This bodes very badly for the future of democracy in America.

The simple truth is Democrats no longer believe in the validity of elections.  Elections for them are simply a tool to gain power.  They are not the voice by which the people speak.

To say this is dangerous is a major understatement.

It is this type of attitude that breeds tyrannies.   We must not only defeat but also totally destroy this attitude if our Republic is to survive.

For more click here.

President Flip Flop: Barack Obama’s Broken Promises, Policy Reversals and Continuous Flip Flops

By  via The Right Sphere

President Obama’s reelection campaign has accused Mitt Romney of being a flip-flopper that changes his positions all the time. In actuality, it is the President himself who has a history of doing just that. Here is an extensive list of President Obama’s flip-flops, hypocrisies and broken promises:

Running for President

The very first flip-flop that Obama committed since running for President is actually running for the office in 2008. Obama said in 2004 that he would not run for President in the next election. Based on what has happened in the last 3 years, this is one promise that most Americans would likely prefer he had kept.

Taxes & Spending

Adding Debt & Raising the Debt Ceiling

As a Senator, Obama opposed raising the debt ceiling, and said adding 4 trillion in was ”unpatriotic”. As President, he insisted the debt ceiling be raised and has added substantially more than 4 trillion to the debt.

Bush Tax Cuts

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich. In 2010, he extended those cuts.

Capital Gains Taxes

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would raise taxes on capital gains and dividends for higher-income taxpayers. He has not done so.

Raising Taxes

In 2008, Obama pledged that, ”no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. My opponent can’t make that pledge.” However, he has raised taxes on tanning, cigarettes, and those who do not purchase health insurance (regardless of income).

Senior Income Tax

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would ”eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year”. He has not done so.

PAYGO

Shortlyafter entering office, Obama signed PAYGO legislation which demanded that all expenditures be paid for unless they are part of an emergency. Democrats in Congress started using the loophole to bypass the legislation almost immediately. Obama touted that a previous extension of unemployment benefits was fully paid for, but later blasted Republicans for not continuing to extend those benefits without paying for them.

Spending Freezes

In 2008, Obama derided spending freezes as ”using a hatchet where you need a scalpel” and ”unfair burden-sharing”. He said that, although it’s ”proposed periodically”, a spending freeze ”doesn’t happen”. In 2010, Obama announced support for a three-year federal spending freeze on discretionary spending not related to national security.

Earmarks

In 2008, Obama’s campaign said that, as President, he would reduce earmarks ”to less than $7.8 billion a year, the level they were at before 1994″. Earmarks for fiscal year 2010 were more than $15 billion.

Competitive Bidding on Earmarks

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would ”ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid”. He has not done so.

Tax Credits for Child Care

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would increase the tax credits for child care and dependent care, and make such credits refundable. He has not done so.

Killing NASA Program

“In August 2008, Senator Obama announced, as The Washington Post noted, “a detailed comprehensive space plan that includes $2 billion in new funding to reinvigorate NASA”.

But, as The Washington Post reported in March 2010, President Obama later shattered the dreams of the NASA community with a decision “to kill NASA’s Constellation program, crafted during the Bush administration with an ambitious goal of putting astronauts back on the moon by 2020.”

Foreign Policy

Iraq Timetable

Obama promised to end the war in Iraq and bring the all the troops home in 2009. He later changed his tune to say the withdrawal depends on conditions on the grounds and troops remained in Iraq past 2009.

Iraq Surge

Obama originally opposed the Iraq surge and claimed that extra troops would not do anything to quell sectarian violence. However, after the surge was clearly successful, Obama suggested that everyone knew the surge would decrease violence in Iraq.

Military Action without Congressional Approval

“President Obama has shown a striking lack of consistency with regard to the question of Congressional authorisation and the use of force. In a 2007 interview with The Boston Globe, then Senator Obama declared:

“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.”

However, as President in March 2011, Barack Obama authorized military action against the Libyan regime without consulting Congress, a decision which drew heavy fire on Capitol Hill.”

Dropping Missile Defenses in Poland to appease Russia

“In his Prague speech in April 2009, President Obama pledged to move forward with the Bush-era plans for Third Site missile defences in Poland and the Czech Republic…

Just six months later however, the Obama administration surrendered to Russian demands, and dramatically dropped plans for Third Site.”

There has been speculation that Obama’s recent Hot-Mic comments to Russia’s president about flexibility after the election signal further concessions in this area.

Israel

While giving a speech in front of the Pro-Israel group AIPAC in 2008, Obama proclaimed that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel. However, a few days later his advisers were clarifying that he no longer believes that and the division of Jerusalem is actually an issue to be addressed in negotiations.

Obama repeated the same strategy in 2012 when he promised to “have Israel’s back” on Iran in his 2012 AIPAC speech and backtracked a few days later.

Letting Sudan off the hook for the Darfur genocide

In 2004, Senator Obama was a prominent supporter of a “humanitarian intervention” to halt state-sponsored mass killing in Darfur, declaring in a speech that ‘we cannot, in good conscience, stand by and let the genocide continue.’ He advocated tough UN sanctions against the brutal regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, which “should freeze the assets of the Sudanese government, its leaders and business affiliates; outlaw arms sales and transfers to Sudan; and prohibit the purchase of Chinese oil.”

However, as president, Obama dramatically changed his tune, extending the hand of friendship to Bashir, despite the fact the Sudanese government and its proxy Janjaweed Arab militias had butchered hundreds of thousands of people”.

Abandoning Mubarak in Egypt after calling him a “stalwart ally”

Big picture foreign policy strategy has not been a forté of this administration, as demonstrated by its inconsistent policy on Egypt and the Middle East. In an interview with the BBC’s Justin Webb in June 2009, when asked if he viewed President Mubarak as an authoritarian ruler, President Obama declared:

No, I tend not to use labels for folks. I haven’t met him; I’ve spoken to him on the phone. He has been a stalwart ally, in many respects, to the United States. He has sustained peace with Israel, which is a very difficult thing to do in that region, but he has never resorted to unnecessary demagoguing of the issue and has tried to maintain that relationship. So I think he has been a force for stability and good in the region.

20 months later, the White House emphatically called for Mubarak to go”.

Cuba Embargo

Obama opposed the embargo in 2004, but later supported it when speaking in front of a Cuban audience during his run for president. It is still in place today.

Recognizing Armenian Genocide

In 2008, Obama said he would recognize the Armenian Genocide once he is president. He has not done so.

Meeting with Iran Without Preconditions

Obama tried to distance himself from the position that he would meet with Iran without preconditions during the 2008 campaign by claiming there would be “preparations”, before returning to his original position.

Iran Threat

Obama has never had a consistent position on Iran, but one particular shift over a two day period in 2008 is the greatest example of Obama’s waffling on the issue. On one day Obama suggested that Iran does not “pose a serious threat to us”, but the very next day he was describing Iran as a “grave threat”.

Designating Revolutionary Guard as a Terrorist Group

In September 2007, Obama voted against the Kyl-Lieberman bill which would designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. Obama attacked Hillary Clinton for voting for the bill, but later claimed that he supported labeling the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. Obama explained his vote against the bill using a variety of different reasons at different times.

NAFTA

During the 2008 campaign Obama was very critical of NAFTA, but later referred to his own rhetoric as “overheated and amplified.”

Meeting with Chavez

While running for office, Obama stated that he would meet with Hugo Chavez and discuss his support for FARC on one day and then said governments supporting FARC should be isolated the next.

Annual “State of the World” Address

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would ”give an annual State of the World address to the American people in which I lay out our national security policy”. He has never given any such address.

Promised to Improve America’s Image

A key foreign policy theme of the Obama presidential election campaign was the notion that President Bush had damaged America’s image on the world stage, with his supposedly ‘cowboy’ policies. In the words of a campaign document, “Barack Obama and Joe Biden will restore America’s standing in the world by providing a new American leadership to meet the challenges of a new century”.

As President, however, Obama has done exactly the opposite, insulting key allies such as Great Britain, Israel and Poland, projecting weak leadership, and undermining the standing of the United States as the world’s only superpower. As I’ve noted before:

“No American president in modern times has invested less effort in maintaining US alliances than Barack Obama. Whether it is siding with Marxists in Honduras against pro-American forces, condemning Israel, throwing the Poles and Czechs under the bus, or trashing the Anglo-American Special Relationship, the Obama administration has gone out of its way to kick its allies in the teeth while kowtowing to America’s enemies. For a president who boasted in his election campaign of restoring America’s “standing” in the world, Obama has done a spectacularly bad job of preserving friendships with Washington’s closest friends.”

Energy

Gas Prices

Obama, along with many other leading Democrats, blamed George W. Bush for high gas prices when he was President. Yet now that prices have reached near record highs under his administration, Obama is claiming that he has no control of those prices. Furthermore, Obama has previously said he supports a gradual shift to higher gas prices, but now laughs off the claim that he is rooting for higher prices to reduce dependency.

Cap and Trade

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would “set a hard cap on all carbon emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to curb global warming – an 80% reduction by 2050″. No cap and trade legislation has been passed.

Selling Oil from Strategic Reserve

In July 2007, Obama rejected selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which he said should be “reserved for a genuine emergency.” A month later, Obama said, “We should sell 70 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve for less expensive crude, which in the past has lowered gas prices within two weeks”, even though gas prices were higher in July 2007 than in August 2007.

Keystone XL

Obama touted the possibility of a pipeline during his 2008 campaign, but rejected rapid approval of the Keystone XL pipeline this year.

Nuclear Power

Obama told a group of Democratic Governors in June of 2008 that he was open to expanding nuclear power after having previously opposed it.

Immigration & Healthcare

Immigration Reform

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation in his first year. He did not. He has now made the same promise for the first year of his second term.

Health Care Mandate

Obama was against the individual mandate before it became a central part of his signature legislation.

Single Payer Health Care

In 2003, as an Illinois state senator, Obama said, ”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program.” In 2009, Obama said, ”I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter.”

Keeping Your Insurance

Leading up to the passage of Obamacare, Obama promised Americans that they would be able to keep their current insurance plan if they like it. Further analysis by the CBO has revealed that Obamacare would cause many seniors to have their Medicare Advantage coverage cut in half and millions to be dropped from their employer-provided insurance.

Cost of Obamacare

Obama promised that he would “not sign [a healthcare bill] if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period.” Yet, a new analysis determines that his bill will add quite a bit to future deficits.

Insuring All Americans

Obama outlined three goals for his health care legislation. Lowering the cost curve and insuring all Americans were two of the three. It has now been determined that Obamacare will add to the deficit and 25 million Americans will remain uninsured.

Reconciliation

In 2010, Obama signed into law health care reform that was passed via reconciliation, contrary to his 2007 insistence that health care reform should not be passed by a bare ”50 plus one majority”, and his 2005 rejection of the ‘nuclear option’ in the Senate.

Televising Healthcare Negotiations

In 2008, Obama said, when it came to crafting health care reform, ”we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN.” Many crucial negotiations pertaining to health care reform were not televised.

Taxing Health Benefits

In 2008, Obama criticized his presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying, ”for the first time in American history, he wants to tax your health benefits.” In 2010, Obama signed into law health care reform legislation that puts a 40% tax on some health insurance policies.

Importing Cheaper Drugs

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, his health care reform would allow Americans to import cheaper prescription drugs. The health care reform he signed into law does not allow this.

Cracking Down on Employers of Illegal Immigrants

Obama opposed cracking down on employers of illegal immigrants before running for President, but supported it during his run.

Defense

Closing Guantanamo

In 2008, Obama’s campaign said that, as president, he would ”close the detention facility at Guantanamo.” And, in January 2009, Obama signed an executive order calling for the Guantanamo Bay facility to be closed. It remains open.

Military tribunals for terror suspects

In the 2008 campaign, Obama said that, as president, he would end the use of military commissions with respect to terrorism suspects and detainees. However, they are still in use.

Rendition of Terror Suspects

“In a 2007 Foreign Affairs article, Senator Obama gave a strong indication that he would end the Bush administration practice of rendition of terror suspects:

“To build a better, freer world, we must first behave in ways that reflect the decency and aspirations of the American people… This means ending the practices of shipping away prisoners in the dead of night to be tortured in far-off countries, of detaining thousands without charge or trial, of maintaining a network of secret prisons to jail people beyond the reach of the law.”

But, as The New York Times reported in August 2009, the Obama administration’s Interrogation and Transfer Task Force announced that it would retain renditions, but with what The Times referred to as “more oversight.’”

Photos of Detainee Abuse

In April 2009, the Obama administration said it planned to release photos depicting abuse of detainees being held by the U.S. overseas. The administration then reversed its decision, and said it would resist court rulings demanding the release of such photos.

Patriot Act

Obama said he would repeal the Patriot Act in a 2003 questionnaire, but later voted to renew it in the Senate.

FISA

In 2007, Obama pleased liberal advocates by promising to filibuster any bill that gave amnesty to telecommunication companies that were assisting authorities with wiretapping activities. Obama voted for a bill that did just that in July of 2008.

Killing Osama Bin Laden

Obama highlighted the importance of killing Osama Bin Laden while running for president and after OBL was killed in Pakistan, but made the claim that it was no longer “essential” when he first got into office.

Other

Public Financing

Obama promised to seek public financing for his presidential campaign in 2008, but ended up rejecting public financing.

2008 Debates

In May 2008, Obama said he would meet McCain ”anywhere, anytime to have a debate about our respective policies in Iraq, Iran, the Middle East or around the world”. But he rejected town hall debates proposed by the McCain campaign.

Voting Along Party Lines

In 2010, Obama decried Senate candidate Scott Brown’s (R-MA) record of voting with Republicans 96% of the time, saying it showed Brown was not ”independent.” When he himself was in the Senate, Obama voted with Democrats 96% of the time.

Minimum Wage

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour, up from the current $7.25 an hour. It has not been raised.

Civility

After the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and several others (six people were killed), Obama said, ”at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds”. Yet Obama has frequently described Republicans as Social Darwinists. He has said that the difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats ”have a sense of neighborliness and a sense of community, and we are willing to look out for one another and help people who are vulnerable and help people who are down on their luck”.

In his book, The Audacity of Hope”, Obama lamented the description of abortion opponents as”right-wing ideologues who want to take away a woman’s right to choose”. Obama said the”standard boilerplate” rhetoric had been written — not by himself — but by someone on his U.S. Senate campaign staff, and he had the ”offending words” removed from his website. In recent months, however, Obama has described Republican opponents of abortion as seeking to ”turn back the clock”, ”prevent millions of women from getting basic health care that they desperately need”, and ”stirring up fights over a woman’s right to make her own health care choices”.

Despite advocating civility and civil debate, Obama has appointed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to chair the DNC, even though she has frequently resorted to name-calling (e.g., here, here,here, here, and here). Rather than chastising her for her incivility, Obama has praised her.

After James “Jimmy” Hoffa, Jr., launched this invective at the Tea Party – ”President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong” – during an event at which Obama was about to speak, the Obama administration refused to denounce Hoffa’s offensive (and violent) rhetoric, saying they would not act as the ”speech police”. Days later, Obama’s presidential campaign launched AttackWatch.com, a website dedicated to policing the speech of Republicans and denouncing them when they say unfair things about Obama.”

Questioning Patriotism

In 2008, Obama said, ”I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign. And I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine. [...] Patriotism can never be defined as loyalty to any particular leader, or government, or policy.” However, in that same year, he called the Bush administration’s decision to raise the debt ceiling ”unpatriotic”. [Obama] has accused Republicans of putting party before country, and he has stood idly by as others in his party — e.g., Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) — have said Republicans are ”not patriotic.’”

Presidential Commissions

In 2008, Obama derided presidential commissions as ”Washington-speak” for ”we’ll get back to you later.” In 2010, he appointed the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to look for solutions to the debt crisis. The commission did not have the votes to submit their plan to Congress, and Obama has not championed their proposals.

Furthermore, in 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would create a national commission to look at whether programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplementary Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid create an incentive for people to not work. He has yet to do so.

Public Posting of Bills Before Passage

In 2008, Obama’s campaign said that, as president, he would ”not sign any nonemergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House Web site for five days”. He has since signed non-emergency bills without the five-day public review period.

White House Fleet

In 2008, Obama said that, as president, he would convert the White House fleet of cars to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. He has not done so.

Gay Marriage

Obama’s position on this issue is constantly changing. President Obama openly opposed gay marriage during the 2008 election. Obama also supported states deciding the issue at that point. However, later on Obama opposed California’s ban on gay marriage and has said his views on the issue are “evolving.”

Super PACs

Obama opposed use and coordination of Super PAC’s following the Citizens United decisions, but recently changed course and signaled approval of Super PAC’s that are supporting his re-election effort.

D.C. Handgun Ban

Obama supported the D.C. hand gun ban before agreeing with the Supreme Court decision that it “went beyond constitutional limits.”

School Voucher Program

Barack Obama suggested he would support a D.C. voucher program before opposing it and eventually cutting funding to it.

Decriminalizing Marijuana

Obama told students in 2004 he supported decriminalizing marijuana usage, but opposed it during his run for president. He has yet to take significant steps to decriminalize marijuana as President.

Union Support

“In January [2008], the Obama campaign described union contributions to the campaigns of Clinton and John Edwards as ‘special interest’ money. Obama changed his tune as he began gathering his own union endorsements. Since gaining his own union support, Obama refers respectfully to unions as the representatives of ‘working people’ and says he is ‘thrilled’ by their support.”

Abortion

Obama disagreed with the Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on partial birth abortion and had a 100% NARAL rating in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but while being interviewed by a Christian magazine Obama said that “mental distress” should not count as a “health of the mother” exception to a ban.

Wearing a U.S. Flag Pin

Obama refused to wear a flag pin during the 2008 primaries because he considered them a substitute for “true patriotism”, but he started wearing it again once the primaries were over.

Welfare Reform

Obama called Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform legislation “disturbing” at the time it was passed, but he celebrated the reforms and what they resulted in once running for president.

Jeremiah Wright

When videos of the controversial remarks of Obama’s long time pastor and mentor, Reverand Jeremiah Wright, first appeared, the President said he can no more disown Wright than his white grandmother. Once it became even clearer that Wright was an extreme individual, Obama did disown and disassociate himself from Wright.

Accepting Donations from Lobbyists

Obama had a campaign pledge to not accept political contributions from lobbyists, yet Obama accepted money from registered airline lobbyist Ron Klein.

No Lobbyists

President Obama promised and made a campaign issue of not have a revolving door of lobbyists joining and leaving his administration, but has consistently violated this pledge by providing waivers to circumvent this promise.

PolitiFact has a few more broken promises here.

All of the statements above have been fact-checked, but I need to give credit to several sites for being the source of many of the points on this list: Audacity of Hypocrisy, Telegraph, Director Blue, Yahoo Voices

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List of Barack Obama Lies…..and they keep coming!

Via Obama Lies

Excellent chronology of lies from our leader – will he ever be thoroughly vetted?

Below is a list of Obama’s documented lies so far with the most recent lies first.

Lies During Third Year

I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ LibyaWeapons pour into Gaza

Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week Examiner

“Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.” Like Raising taxes?

Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.

GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing Dems Rejected Jobs Bill

You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem Gallup Poll: Only 69%

These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills. Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama

Jobs Bill Paid for Seems not so much Paid for

Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance Barack Obama, campaiging in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11

I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. American.com

USA producing more oil than ever before Petroleum Insights

Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete” Department of Homeland Security says 5%

Rich doesn’t pay their fair share. National Taxpayers Union

Lies During Second Year

No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law Obama Lies to Keep Czars

No “boots” on the ground Libya Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are.  Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya on the ground

Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis. Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill

All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and angry” about lockerbie bomber Obama Memo

I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops Obama’s Schedule

The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime. Campaign and Presidency

If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it TownHall

“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.

ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans

We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil. Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010

Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen. Arizona Immigration Law

Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money. Claims never documented

The Health Care Package will pay for itself Time

Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one. Hmm Immigration?

We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care Democratic Debate Lies

Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas Video Proof

I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go” Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill.

I got the Message from Massachusetts Daily Bail

Lies During First Year

We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’ AP fact Checker

Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger. AP fact Checker

Collective salvation Obama calls himself a Christian

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009

Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term Associated Press Video

Health Care deals will be covered on C-span Obama Lies

As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide ABC

Recovery Act will save or create jobs ABC News

Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus. Obama Lies

No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus CNN

I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan Specator.Org

We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages. Obama Lies

I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage. NPR

Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year Council on Foreign Relations.

Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year. Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes List of Tax Promise Violations

2008 Campaign Lies

No more wiretapping of citizens Youtube

Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. News Busters

I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Obama campaign would accept public funding ABC

Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr A Socialist

Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment. Mounting Heath Care Lies

Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.

Would have the most transparent administration in History Cato Institute

We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way. Boston Globe

I have visited all 57 states. Snopes

I’ll get rid of earmarks Source: Any bill passed during presidency

When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it. Campaign Speech

My father served in World War II. The Videos and the Facts

Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009 News Video

Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes YouTube

Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration. He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.

Present Votes Are Common In Illinois NPR

I Won Michigan Huffington Post

I won Nevada The Nation

I don’t Have Lobbyists US News

My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad Crooks and Liars

I Have Always Been Against Iraq Washington Post

My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country CNN

Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity. Obama Campaign Video

I Barely Know Rezko Sun Times

My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church ABC News

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H/T Melinda Campanale Galiano

Attorneys General Join Forces to Call Into Account Illegal Obama Administration Violations

via Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC)

 

The following is a report published by the RSLC summarizing some of the Obama administration’s flagrant and continued violations of the US Constitution.  These abuses, coupled with recent questionable Executive Orders, confirm the man is a delusional child who thinks he is a leader without boundaries.  Top cop, Eric Holder, is doing his best to thwart all efforts of states trying to implement voter ID laws and to secure a second term for his boss.  Liberal judges are continually overturning laws that states and their citizens voted on and passed.  What has happened to ‘we the people’ or ‘representatives of the people’ or even states’ rights?  Since Congress has done nothing to stop Obama, we will have to. This will be the most important election in our lifetime - we need to roll up our sleeves and do all we can to defeat our narcisisstic delusional President — Kasey Jachim

 

MEMO:          A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law

FROM:           Attorneys  General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill  Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan  Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

DATE:            March 5, 2012

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Introduction

As chief  legal officers of the states and commonwealths, attorneys general are the last  line of defense against an increasingly overreaching federal government.  Attorneys general have a duty to uphold the  laws of their respective states and uphold the U.S. and state constitutions.

One of the  ways in which attorneys general protect the integrity of state laws and  constitutions is by carefully reviewing the actions of the federal government  and responding when they break the law or overstep the bounds of the  Constitution.

Federalism  is the division of authority between the federal and state governments that the  Founding Fathers created to provide a check on federal power so that the federal  government would not become destructive of the very liberty it was instituted  to protect.

While some  naïvely argue that the Constitution should “evolve” due to the fact that our Founders  could not have foreseen the issues faced by our country today, they forget that  the Founders faced tyranny firsthand and understood it well.  This led to the creation of a Constitution  that relies on limited government, precisely to protect our citizens from  today’s unprecedented overstepping of the “division of authority.”

The Landscape

While each Attorney  General has policy disagreements with the Obama Administration, those disagreements  are not what serve as the basis for this effort.  For example, this Administration makes many  decisions and takes numerous actions that Republican attorneys general find  politically ignorant or flawed from a policy standpoint.  However, that does not make those decisions  or actions illegal.  The purpose of this  report is to outline actions taken by this Administration that are violations  of law.

The obvious  example is a federal health care overhaul, passed against the will of the  majority of Americans and more importantly in violation of the Constitution,  which is now being challenged by more than half of the states.

While the  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has received the most  attention, it serves as a representation of a much larger picture that  demonstrates the continued disdain for the Constitution and laws shown by the  Obama Administration.

Through the  collective review by a committee of Attorneys General from nine of the 50  states, the group identified more than 21 illegal actions from this  Administration and is highlighting the effects of the federal overreach on our  citizens and states.

The Impact

Whether it  is through the EPA, NLRB, Office of Surface Mining, FCC or other entities, the  Obama Administration has aggressively used administrative agencies to implement  policy objectives that cannot gain congressional approval and are outside of the  law.

In Florida, a state with one of the most  aggressive and innovative water quality protection programs in the country, the  EPA chose to impose its own costly, unprecedented and unscientific numeric  nutrient criteria.  The estimated impact  the EPA’s rules would impose was dramatic, including billions of dollars in  compliance costs, significant spikes in utility bills and the loss of thousands  of jobs.  The Florida Attorney General’s  Office sued the EPA and two weeks ago prevailed when a federal judge in  Tallahassee threw out the costliest of the EPA’s rules, the one governing  Florida’s streams and rivers.  In doing  so, the judge found the EPA’s rules were not based on sound science and that  the agency had failed to prove that its rule would prevent any harm to the  environment – in other words, the EPA was found to have violated the law.

In South Carolina, the NLRB’s recess-appointed,  unconfirmed general counsel threatened to sue the state for guaranteeing a  secret ballot in union elections, despite 83 percent of South Carolinians  voting for an amendment for such action.   When South Carolina was joined by three other states in mounting a  vigorous defense, the NLRB backed down but turned their attention to Boeing, a  private company and corporate citizen of South Carolina, telling the employer  where they could or could not locate facilities.  Again – after a high-profile fight – the NLRB  backed down in their complaint against Boeing, but only after the company and  the union worked through an agreement.

In Arizona, voters passed a referendum  requiring that individuals registering to vote show evidence that they are  citizens.  Over 90 percent of the  population can satisfy this simply by writing down a driver’s license number or  naturalization number.  The less than 10  percent of those who do not have these numbers are able to register by mailing  a copy of a birth certificate, passport, Indian registration number or similar  documentation.  The Obama Administration  argued against Arizona in the Ninth Circuit and a decision is yet to be made.

In Oklahoma, the EPA illegally usurped  Oklahoma’s authority in the Clean Air Act to determine the state’s own plan for  addressing sources of emissions by imposing a federal implementation plan.  The federal plan goes beyond the authority  granted to the EPA in the Clean Air Act and will result in a $2 billion cost to  install technology needed to complete the EPA plan and a permanent increase of  15-20 percent in the cost of electricity.   The Obama Administration is fighting Oklahoma’s appeal, which was filed  in  the Tenth Circuit Court of  Appeals.

The ongoing  fight over the individual mandate and these four state examples serve as only a  representation of the more than 21 Obama Administration violations that  attorneys general are fighting against.

Taking Action

What these nine  Attorneys General have collectively confirmed is that this Administration  repeatedly shows disdain for states, federal laws it finds inconvenient, the  Constitution and the courts.

With the  release of this report, and its extensive list of transgressions, two  principles are abundantly clear:

  • This  group of nine Attorneys General will grow and continue to serve as a de facto  “task force,” assisting when possible to defend state laws and identifying  “best practices” and legal arguments to fight back against the Obama  Administration’s illegalities in a more cohesive and effective manner;
  • The  next election is critically important and as the states’ chief legal officers,  the attorneys general will make a concerted effort to educate their states’  voters on the impacts that the Obama Administration’s legal violations have on  their every day lives.

Regardless  of party, when Washington politicians fail to adhere to the Constitution and  the rule of law, state attorneys general become the last line of defense  against an overreaching federal government.

List of Violations

  • FCC:  Regulation of the Internet in the face of a court order from Circuit Court of  Appeals for Washington D.C. stating that the FCC does not have the power to  regulate the Internet
  • PPACA:  Individual Mandate; To be heard by Supreme Court of the United States in March
  • EPA  1: GHG lawsuit; EPA’s own Inspector General reported last September that EPA  failed to comply with its own data standards; Heard in Circuit Court of Appeals  for Washington D.C. in February
  • OSM:  Attempting to impose regulatory requirements on the 19 states with authority  for exclusive regulation of their coalmines for the first time in more than 30  years
  • NLRB:  Boeing; Engaged in unprecedented behavior as  described by former Chairmen under both Presidents Bush (43) and Clinton; behavior  is best exemplified in South Carolina where the Board tried to muzzle over 80  percent of state voters who supported a secret ballot amendment to the South  Carolina Constitution and attempted unsuccessfully to tell an employer in the  state where they can and cannot base manufacturing facilities
  • EPA:  Florida Water; EPA’s numeric nutrient criteria pre-empted Florida standards;  U.S. District Judge upheld the state’s site-specific alternative criteria for  streams and rivers
  • EPA:  Texas Air; TX filed lawsuit challenging Cross-State Air Pollution Rules; application  rule to TX was particularly dubious because state was included in the  regulation at the last minute and without an opportunity to respond to the  proposed regulation; regulation was based on a dubious claim that air pollution  from TX affected a single air-quality monitor in Granite City, Illinois more  than 500 miles and three states away from Texas
  • EPA:  Oklahoma Air; EPA illegally usurped Oklahoma’s authority in  the Clean Air Act to determine the state’s own plan for addressing sources  of emissions that affect visibility, by imposing a federal implementation plan;  Federal plan goes beyond the authority granted to the EPA in the Clean Air Act  and will result in $2 billion in cost to install technology needed to complete  the EPA plan, and a permanent increase of 15-20 percent in the cost of  electricity; Obama Administration is fighting Oklahoma’s appeal, which was  filed in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • HHS:  Religious Liberty; HHS mandated religious entities such as Catholic, Baptist  and Jewish schools and churches be required to provided medical services they  find unconscionable to their employees; President attempted to compromise with  an “accommodation” in name only that required insurance companies to  provide the services for free to the religious organization employees; Accommodation  made matters worse as many religious-base hospitals and schools are  self-insurers; Seven Attorneys General filed suit to protect religious liberty  and oppose the HHS mandate
  • DOJ:  South Carolina & Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are  similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States; DOJ ignored section 8 of the Voting Rights Act which  calls for protections against voter fraud, and used section 5 to  administratively block measures to protect the integrity of elections passed by  state legislatures in preclearance states including South Carolina; South  Carolina voter ID law merely requires a voter to show photo identification in  order to vote or to complete an affidavit at the pain of perjury if the voter  does not have a photo ID
  • DOJ:  Arizona & Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar  to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States
  • DOJ:  Arizona Immigration; In violation of 10th  Amendment, federal government to sue to prevent AZ from using reasonable  measures to discourage illegal immigration within Arizona’s borders; Affects  Arizona because state has a large percentage, compared to other states, of  illegal immigrants and need to be able to act to reduce the number
  • DOJ:  Alabama Immigration; The DOJ challenged Alabama’s immigration reform laws after  parts were “green lighted” by a federal judge; DOJ appealed the ruling; parts  of the AL case have been struck down in various federal courts; specific  provisions of the law include collection of the immigration status of public  school students, businesses must use E-Verify, prohibition of illegal  immigrants receiving public benefits; the provision requiring immigrants to  always carry alien registration cards; allowance of lawsuits by state citizens  who do not believe public officials are enforcing the law
  • DOJ:  South Carolina Immigration; DOJ challenged South  Carolina’s immigration reform laws that are very similar to the AZ which is  scheduled to appear before the United States Supreme Court; SC case will be  heard by the 4th Circuit soon there after as the 4th Circuit  granted SC motion to extend the filing time until after the US Supreme Court  issues an Opinion in AZ
  • Congressional:  “Recess” appointments to NLRB (three) and CFPB (one)
  • EEOC:  Hosanna Tabor (MI); Sought to reinstate a minister who was discharged for her  disagreement with the religious doctrine of the church
  • DOE:  Yucca Mountain; In 2009, Administration arbitrarily  broke federal law and derailed the most studied energy project in American  history when DOE announced intent to withdraw 8,000 page Yucca Mountain licensing  application with prejudice; SC and Washington State filed suit, as a result,  contesting the unconstitutional action; American people have paid more than $31  billion (including interest) through percentages of electric rate fees towards  the project and taxpayers have footed an addition $200 million in legal feeds  and over $2 billion in judgments against the DOE for breaking contracts  associated with Yucca Mountain
  • DOI:  Glendale Casino (AZ); Glendale is a violation  because the Federal Government is forcing a family-oriented town, Glendale, to  become another Las Vegas against its will.   Essentially, the Federal Government has granted ‘reservation status’ to  a 54-acre plot in the same town, where the Tohono O’odham Nation plans to build  a resort and casino.