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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Presidents and Pharaohs

"As long as we've got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we've got to fight to protect a woman's right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you've also got a president who's going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,"
the speaker concludes: "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."

Thus a twelve-minute speech delivered by President Barack Obama yesterday came to an end—with him entreating God to bless Planned Parenthood, the organization he was addressing. How does a man who professes Christian faith, ask the God who said to one of His servants: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee... Jeremiah 1:5 bless an organization responsible for undoing more of the work of God in the womb than any other group in the history of the United States of America?

This is nothing short of blasphemy!

Planned Parenthood, according to their own annual report, performed 333,964 abortion procedures between 2011 and 2012 alone. 333,964 babies destroyed as a result of the fight the President passionately and resolutely pledged his fealty to. The only god that could honor such a blessing would be the god of forces, the god that erects a fortress around the evil it blesses as President Obama builds a wall of protection around the mission of Planned Parenthood.

The abortion providers erect a shield of misdirection, rendering more benign health care services to women so it can be about the organization’s real work. One wonders if the President is as faithful to the fight being waged by Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Federal Court—is he committed to him walking free?

The liberal press has built a bulwark of silence around this story as well, largely ignoring the satanic doctor’s trial as it conflicts with the leftist narrative regarding infanticide. How could Mr. Obama not be in Dr. Gosnell’s corner, considering President Obama voted to keep the procedures Dr. Gosnell specialized in from being criminalized?

Dr. Gosnell regularly cruelly murdered babies who were born alive as a result of his own botched abortions. Yet President Obama went against even the most rabidly pro-abortion reprobates in his own Democrat party and withheld his support of the Infant Born Alive Act when a version of the bill meant to protect the children of his state came to a vote while a member of the Illinois legislature.

Exodus 1:
7 ¶And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

The passage above recounts one of the earliest eugenics efforts in human history inspired by the god of forces mentioned earlier. The same god is still very much at work, one need only read the words of Planned Parenthood’s founder to find the same philosophy in action today:

"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all." – Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922. Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity," pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.

Make no mistake, Margaret Sanger had an expanded vision of what a “Moron” was: “Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock." – Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

As time wore on her mission became more specific, the people she sought to “sterilize” made abundantly clear: "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." – Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.

Planned Parenthood still recruits amongst the ranks of those with “social-service backgrounds” Including our present “Community Organizing” Commander in Chief to do the bulk of it’s propagandizing, nay, evangelizing. The god of forces is nothing if not predictable.

This is not new information for the people who follow the God of the Holy Bible and are discerning—people who remember what God has recorded in His Word and relate those lessons to life. Believers who use their faith on days other than Sunday, who allow God’s teachings to inform them even in their politics, they recognize men like Barack Obama and warn against them.

But allow me to provide some Biblical context for those who are not paying attention, who call themselves believers but support this vile man and his party. The works of the god of this world always end in the destruction of human life it’s what he does. We see this when God records the course of Pharaoh’s eugenics program, again Exodus 1:

15 ¶And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

The modern “midwives” do not fear God. The workers who ply their trade in Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers staining our land do not stay their knives and forceps—they carry out the wishes of the god of forces daily and our “Pharaoh” praises them for it.

President Obama would do well to remember the fate of those who do the god of this world’s bidding! Pharaoh’s orders eventually lead to the story of Israel’s deliverer Moses and brought about the tenth and final plague God inflicted upon Egypt, bringing about the end of Hebrew captivity and the ultimate destruction of Pharaoh himself. Know this Mr. Obama, American Pharaoh:

Galatians 6:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

The next verse needs to be heeded by the Church, the Body of Christ that has been lax in our charge to uphold the tenets of God in our lives and our country. We have for too long turned a blind eye to this wickedness, pastors rarely speak of it and too many of us passively do nothing—as this modern day plague wreaks havoc on the helpless!

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

But first pastors, church, we – must – get – in – the – game!

Digital Publius

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cry Me A River: Conservative Black Victimhood

Recently, America was treated to another “Very Special” edition of Hannity featuring a studio audience populated with Black Conservatives. Is it still truly special when Beck and Hannity and company have done it so often now?

Suffice to say, I am a fan of many of the men and women in Hannity’s audience, people like Star Parker and Kevin Jackson, folks I admire and respect enormously. And black conservatives are targeted by the left. However, I have to wonder how long it will take for us to get back to a point when such luminaries are guests invited on political programs for reasons other than bemoaning the fact the left doesn’t like them.

I can’t help but wonder; is victim the default setting for all black people in America left or right? Conservatives grieve over the liberal political and media machines constant exploitation of minority “victimhood”! Isn’t Sean Hannity doing the same thing? Is it OK to point out black victims ad nauseam if they are conservative?

Who was Hannity trying to reach with this program? Is it the conservative echo chamber already aware of how black conservatives are set upon—as a so-called  “Black” conservative, I live it. Most of my readers are conservative black and white they already know it too. Heck the majority of the people watching Fox News know black conservatives face a lot of heat.

If you are trying to reach liberal blacks you should probably not save your “special” show for the same time and night the NCAA Basketball Championship Game is due to air. Is that racist for me to say? I didn’t see Hannity’s segment myself until the next morning because I was watching the officials like most red-blooded American men without regard to race, creed or color hose my Wolverines. Sean’s “special” show sort of reminds me of the shortest month of the year being set apart to celebrate Black History.

The amazing thing is that Hannity has managed to attach himself to black conservative victimhood by doing a segment focused on the backlash he suffered as a result of his statements in support of black conservatism. I am not interested in fleeing the victimhood status I was yoked to on the left, only to exchange it for the equally burdensome rightwing version. I am not interested in being anyone’s racially motivated, ethnological cause célèbre.

What shall be done with the Negro if emancipated? Deal justly with him. He is a human being, capable of judging between good and evil, right and wrong, liberty and slavery, and is as much a subject of law as any other man; therefore, deal justly with him. He is, like other men, sensible of the motives of reward and punishment. – Frederick Douglass January 1862 Douglass’ Monthly

Just so Mr. Douglas—deal justly. If you are truly trying to win the culture war, the way to do it is not to invite a bunch of conservatives of any stripe onto a show to tell anecdote after anecdote recounting the times people conditioned to call you “Uncle Tom” called you “Uncle Tom.” The way to do it is to cultivate a political environment where it is not at all “special” to see black folks espousing conservative ideas.

Go back in time via the wonder of YouTube and you can see men like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams sharing the stage with Milton Friedman on the Donahue show or some other talk show in the 70s and 80s. Not because they were “black”, but because they were two of the greatest economic minds in the country.

Most of the subjects had nothing whatever to do with race, until the issue of race was inevitably raised by a leftist intellectual once he or she could no longer counter an argument without raising the specter of ethnic politics. Donahue was regularly made to look like a complete imbecile, but he seldom let a discussion dissolve into name calling and shouting matches like we see regularly in contemporary political shows left and right. That’s because today, both sides, liberal and conservative are really about entertainment, not solutions or even decent intellectual give and take, that gave way with the advent of Jerry Springer and his ilk.

If Fox is truly interested in defeating the marginalization of black conservatives, they ought to stop marginalizing black conservatives themselves. And we as black conservatives need to stop allowing ourselves to be marginalized. If the only reason they want you to come on is to bewail your status as a persecuted conservative, or even just to malign a leftist position—say no, call me when you have something substantive to hash out.

I’d like to see Fox mix in men like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell or a Ron Miller regularly during Fox News Sunday panel discussions. The only black people consistently appearing on any Sunday news programs are liberals. It would be nice if my kids could see conservative black thinkers asked to share their thoughts on issues other than race relations.

If you want to inspire black folks, sit Paul Krugman Opposite Thomas Sowell so the world can see a conservative economist utterly decimate the arguments of a liberal economist without regard to the specter of race. That will get people thinking! Then you will hear young thinkers black and white whispering to each other; “I never thought of it like that before. Who was it Dr. Thomas mentioned? Hayek? I’m gonna have to look him up after I read Dr. Thomas’ book.”

How much more powerful would it have been to have a panel of black conservative on Hannity not to complain about being called derisive names, but rather to discuss the impact school vouchers would have in urban America? Or how the gun laws being forwarded by the left have the potential to increase violent crime in urban America. Apply those ideas in context for people to consider and guess what? They will.

At the beginning of Hannity’s interview with Dr. Ben Carson, the good doctor made a statement that wants emphasis: “The good thing is once the media gets finished parsing every word and dissecting, maybe they’ll start actually listening to what I’m saying.”

Hannity’s program raised the profile of black conservative intellectuals and I am for that. But it did precious little else. The proof is in the comment sections of the places the show is being watched or discussed on the web. The left still isn’t listening to Dr. Carson because all he said was I am being attacked by liberal meanies. Conservatives agree and meanwhile, liberals, black and white, are not persuaded by conservative black bellyaching anymore than liberal black bellyaching persuades conservatives.

Time to move on: Hannity’s program is no less exploitive than one extolling the oppressive tactics of the right employed by leftists like Toure’ or Rachel Maddow. I am never for using victimhood as a platform for advancing political discourse. Don’t cry me a river to wallow and eventually drown in, draw me a plan on how to build a boat. That I’ll listen to.

“For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who examines our hearts” 1 Thessalonians 2:3, 4

Digital Publius

Thursday, April 4, 2013

God Is Speaking

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15

As I intend to be very candid here, this article will be offensive to a variety of people with a variety of political and spiritual perspectives. I wish I could make the points that follow without doing injury to peoples’ outlooks, but that is not possible.

For that reason many of you may stop reading once I have hit upon your particular sore spot—I lament my inability to get this out innocuously, I am a profoundly limited person. However I do take solace in the knowledge that not even the limitless God of the Holy Bible could deliver the gospel message without offending multitudes.

Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:6-8

God says
over and over and over again, that He does not take action against a people without first warning them. God always speaks, but we don’t always hear Him. We don’t want to.

November 5th 2008, the day the country celebrated the election of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. His home state, Illinois, the state he represented in the Senate, had an unusual occurrence. The Lottery evening pick 3 came out 666. Check it out for yourself, just scroll down to 11/05/08.

The four-digit number that night was 7779. Everyone not living under a rock knows the number 666 represents the Antichrist. But what could be the significance of 7779? Well in the Holy Bible, the number 7 represents completion, God created the earth in 7 days…

The word for seven in Hebrew is shevah from the root savah, meaning full or satisfied God rested on the seventh day, the Sabbath from the same root. The work was completed nothing to add. The number 9 is representative of Judgment, specifically God’s judgment.

Was 7779 God’s signal that the American experiment was officially over, we failed and are now experiencing His judgment? Was the 666 meant to tell us that the day of the Antichrist is at hand? I am not saying President Obama is the Antichrist—I don’t know! I can’t dismiss that possibility out of hand, I have seen some
interesting arguments made. God is saying something!

Whatever the case, it is a strange happenstance not easily dismissed as mere happenstance. Not in light of God assuring His people He always gives warning. I do know the President’s agenda and philosophy are certainly contrary to the character of the God revealed in the Holy Bible. And that President Obama’s agenda seems to line up with the agenda of one who has the spirit of antichrist as revealed in Scripture. The Holy Bible makes it plain there will be a singular leader overseeing a single world government at the time of the return of Christ.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. Revelation 13:7-8

We see the world will also adopt a singular world religion that will be forced, by the likewise yet to be revealed False Prophet, to worship the beast.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Revelation 13:11,12

The False prophet will be compared to the lamb, (Jesus Christ) he will look good, but he will speak and secretly do the works of the devil.

President Obama is nothing if not ecumenical, fanatically so. It is hard to reconcile having a true faith in Christ Jesus if you confess from your mouth that you believe that there are many paths to the same God. Such statements make Christ a liar when he declares: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

The President is not alone—I have seen many on the right, who confess a belief in Christ throw their tacit support behind sentiments of ecumenism across religions. This was illustrated vividly by those who came to the defense of Pope Francis when he came under scrutiny for washing the feet of two woman including one who is Islamic.

Foot washing is a wonderful thing with deep spiritual significance. It is a powerful form of giving that transforms those who participate in the practice when they understand it’s spiritual meaning. But I confess to being disturbed by the Roman church’s penitent for turning spiritual matters into theater. The pope looked really “lamb” like, but I can’t help but recall the words of the Lord:

Matthew 6:
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

I have been accused of being pharisaical for pointing out such verses and applying them in the context of the Pope’s show—the irony lies in the fact that these are the words of Christ. Can you be pharisaical in following Christ’s words?

The spiritual message conveyed in Matthew 6 is not just applied to giving money, but in all spiritual service. It’s not meant to be a photo op. The Pope was nevertheless rewarded with much glory from men. Especially from the ecumenical quarter that have no problem disassociating the surface actions of Christ from their spiritual purpose and His mission to save the unsaved—a mission a great deal more important than feeding people or washing their feet. I hope for the Popes sake he at least whispered John 3:16 into that young Islamic ladies ear. Otherwise all she got was clean feet from a nice old guy in a cassock.

In the 17th chapter of the Revelation of St. John, we are introduced to the great harlot, the whore of mystery Babylon—she represents the false church.

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 
Sits upon many waters, this church is wide spread across the world

2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

The church has a history of being intertwined with the political world, not in the sense that one should allow one’s faith to inform one's politics, but rather as one who gains from manipulating leaders and kings.

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

The seven heads represent the seven hills Rome is built upon and the ten horns the kings that returned power to the woman after initially winning freedom from her after Romes collapse. These kings now serve at the pleasure of the Roman church.

4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

The church is concerned with opulence, and dressed in purple and scarlet which has always drawn the allusion to the Bishops and Cardinals, the princes of the church of Rome. Offering the cup of the sacrament to the world, while filling the cup with hidden sins.

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

Liberalism in the modern spiritual sense is not just a matter of left, right, Democrat, Republican anymore. It is really more of a secular thing these days. If you accept the things of the world without protest without regard to the tenets of God you are liberal.

President Bush was as liberal as President Obama when it comes to the agenda of the antichrists in the world. Any President who stands by while the American people’s rights are being compromised is complicit in the globalist philosophy. The gun confiscations that took place in the
aftermath of Katrina received no public rebuke from the Republicans in office. We probably wouldn’t even know about them if not for the NRA.

America’s guns are a major stumbling block for the globalist agenda. Katrina was a dry run for applying the
Hegelian dialectic to achieve the goal of disarming America so we will go softly into the globalist plan for the world. President Obama is certainly keen to line America up with the United Nation’s goals regarding arms. It seems you would have to be blind or willingly ignorant to ignore the push towards a world government as described in the Holy Bible.

For those of us inclined to prepare for the worst so we can protect our families, good for you. Keep your powder dry, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. But far more important than your ability to deal with the adversity you see coming, to repel the gun grabbers on the night they start stacking troop trucks on your block, is your spiritual position in Christ when the things He foretold come to pass.

While you gather whatever it is you are gathering, don’t forget to share your faith with as many as will listen to you. Because the days are short and when He comes, He is not looking at whether you are registered to vote one way or the other. If you do not have faith in Christ, all your preparations will bring you short succor.

In spite of the warm and fuzzy image of Christ so many want to embrace, the Christ of their own imaginings that conforms to their politically correct image of a savior. The Christ that wants to join everyone in a bear hug of inter-faith unity does not exist. That is the goal of the world not Jesus Christ. The actual Christ, the Son of God, is not ecumenical. I believe in the Christ who said:

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” Matthew 10:32-36

When He speaks, we need to incline our ears and accept Him at His word, because He says He is going to accept whatever we confess about Him in ours and He is coming.

Digital Publius

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rahm and Hagel Sittin' in a Tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G

I wrote this article, right after the 2008 elections—Like many of the articles I wrote in the early days of my blog, it is no longer available for download. I am re-posting it now because I will be referring to it in an upcoming article and I want people to have it as a frame of reference.

 Thursday, November 20, 2008
America your country is about to change radically, and quickly. Rahm Emanuel President-elect Obama’s incoming White House Chief of Staff; while speaking to the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, a gathering designed to gauge corporate opinion on the issues facing the new administration, makes some rather revealing remarks.
Emanuel makes the statement; “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” In making that statement, Rahm is letting the lacy fringe of his Hegelian slip show. Emanuel went on to say; “This crisis provides for us the opportunity to do things that you could not do before”

Rahm Emanuel is espousing the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a nineteenth century philosopher who influenced the thinking and actions of men like Marx, Engels, Mussolini and Hitler. With these simple statements, Emanuel gives us an insight into the philosophy undergirding the style of government we can expect from the next administration, and maybe a little insight into how we arrived at this point in American history.
Hegel’s philosophy is based on what is called triadic structure by people smarter than myself. You have a thesis (idea), antithesis (competing idea), synthesis (melding of the ideas or solution) Noted Author of books for children Shel Silverstein offers a brilliantly simple illustration:
How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes
If you have to dry the dishes, 
 Such an awful boring chore, 
 But if you have to dry the dishes, 
 'Stead of going to the store, 
 If you have to dry the dishes, 
 And you drop one on the floor, 
 Then maybe they won't let you dry the dishes anymore.
To give you an idea of how Hegel’s philosophy was used by Marx and communism, I offer the following excerpt from “The Worldly Philosophers” by Robert L. Heilbroner, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1953, revealing the economic, political, spiritual, and social scope of the Hegelian Dialectic.
"Materialism by itself would reduce ideas to mere passive accompaniments of economic activity. That was not Marx's contention. For the new theory was dialectical as well as materialist: it envisaged change, constant and inherent change; and in that never-ending flux the ideas emanating from one period would help to shape another. "Men make their own history,” wrote Marx. But the dialectical--the changing--aspect of this theory of history did not depend merely on the interplay of ideas and social structures. There was another and far more powerful agent at work. The economic world itself was changing; the ultimate reality on which the structure of ideas was built was itself constantly in flux.”
Deft and covert hands utilized by minds that have formulated the ends before introducing the crisis often guide “Flux,” Hitler used his own Brown Shirts to spread chaos and violence throughout Berlin. He then offered himself as the solution to that chaos and when he was given the power to act by a compliant city, he simply ordered his men to stop spreading the chaos and violence. The denizens of Berlin being unaware of Hitler’s machinations, hailed him as a deliverer.
The reason the liberals have power today is the systematic application of the Hegelian dialectic. It was the economic crisis that swept the liberals into power. I submit that the crisis was cultivated by purposeful congressional inaction under the leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
With the increasing success of the surge and a lack of bad news from Iraq, (notice how the war is almost completely off the radar) it was clear that they could not win the White House on the anti-war platform that propelled them to Congressional power in 2006, especially since they hadn’t kept the promises they made to get the majority in the first place. Not to mention an approval rating lower than that of President Bush. It should also be noted that Rahm served on Freddie Mac’s Board of Directors not long before the collapse.
Before the Democratic congressional takeover the economy despite the work the mainstream media puts in to persuade the public otherwise, was going along swimmingly. We had six straight years of economic growth an average unemployment figure of 5.2 % with a low of 4.1% and record highs on the Dow.
 This crisis began with the collapse of the GSEs, a collapse that could have been avoided if the Democratic congress had acted according to the recommendations made by the President as early as 2001 and dealt with Freddie and Fannie.
Facts compiled from the White House official website
April: The Administration's FY02 budget declares that the size of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is "a potential problem," because "financial trouble of a large GSE could cause strong repercussions in financial markets, affecting federally insured entities and economic activity."
May: The President calls for the disclosure and corporate governance principles contained in his 10-point plan for corporate responsibility to apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  (OMB Prompt Letter to OFHEO, 5/29/02)
July: Two Bear Stearns hedge funds invested in mortgage securities collapse.
August: President Bush emphatically calls on Congress to pass a reform package for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying "first things first when it comes to those two institutions.  Congress needs to get them reformed, get them streamlined, get them focused, and then I will consider other options."  (President George W. Bush, Press Conference, The White House, 8/9/07)
September: RealtyTrac announces foreclosure filings up 243,000 in August – up 115 percent from the year before. 
September: Single-family existing home sales decreases 7.5 percent from the previous month – the lowest level in nine years.  Median sale price of existing homes fell six percent from the year before.
December: President Bush again warns Congress of the need to pass legislation reforming GSEs, saying "These institutions provide liquidity in the mortgage market that benefits millions of homeowners, and it is vital they operate safely and operate soundly. So I've called on Congress to pass legislation that strengthens independent regulation of the GSEs – and ensures they focus on their important housing mission.  The GSE reform bill passed by the House earlier this year is a good start.  But the Senate has not acted.  And the United States Senate needs to pass this legislation soon."  (President George W. Bush, Discusses Housing, The White House, 12/6/07)
January: Bank of America announces it will buy Countrywide.
January: Citigroup announces mortgage portfolio lost $18.1 billion in value.
February: Assistant Secretary David Nason reiterates the urgency of reforms, says, "A new regulatory structure for the housing GSEs is essential if these entities are to continue to perform their public mission successfully."  (David Nason, Testimony On Reforming GSE Regulation, Senate Committee On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 2/7/08)
March: Bear Stearns announces it will sell itself to JPMorgan Chase. 
March: President Bush calls on Congress to take action and "move forward with reforms on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They need to continue to modernize the FHA, as well as allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to homeowners to refinance their mortgages."  (President George W. Bush, Remarks To The Economic Club Of New York, New York, NY, 3/14/08)
April: President Bush urges Congress to pass the much-needed legislation and "modernize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [There are] constructive things Congress can do that will encourage the housing market to correct quickly by … helping people stay in their homes."  (President George W. Bush, Meeting With Cabinet, the White House, 4/14/08)
May: President Bush issues several pleas to Congress to pass legislation reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the situation deteriorates further. 
• "Americans are concerned about making their mortgage payments and keeping their homes. Yet Congress has failed to pass legislation I have repeatedly requested to modernize the Federal Housing Administration that will help more families stay in their homes, reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure they focus on their housing mission, and allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to refinance sub-prime loans." (President George W. Bush, Radio Address, 5/3/08) 

• "[T]he government ought to be helping creditworthy people stay in their homes. And one way we can do that – and Congress is making progress on this – is the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That reform will come with a strong, independent regulator."  (President George W. Bush, Meeting With The Secretary Of The Treasury, the White House, 5/19/08)

• "Congress needs to pass legislation to modernize the Federal Housing Administration, reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure they focus on their housing mission, and allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to refinance subprime loans."  (President George W. Bush, Radio Address, 5/31/08)

June: As foreclosure rates continued to rise in the first quarter, the President once again asks Congress to take the necessary measures to address this challenge, saying "we need to pass legislation to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."  (President George W. Bush, Remarks At Swearing In Ceremony For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 6/6/08)
July: Congress heeds the President's call for action and passes reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as it becomes clear that the institutions are failing.
Yet the mainstream press has laid this crisis at the feet of President Bush. And an ill informed public has swallowed their story hook line and sinker, just as the people of Germany took Hitler’s bait.
The teachings of Hegel have been fashionably debated, embraced and implemented by the “intelligentsia” for over a century, particularly the politically radical and those with a penchant for socialism and fascism as Mr. Obama admits he shares an affinity for.
As my liberal friends are so fond of saying: “follow the money.” When it comes to Freddie and Fannie ask yourself; how is it that Barack Obama received $105,849 in just two years from Freddie and Fannie? The only recipients of higher contributions from Freddie and Fannie, where Chris Dodd at $133,900 and John Kerry at $111,000 It took them many more years to get that much from the GSEs. All of the top three are democrats, in fact of the top #10, 7 are Democrats Hillary was #4 at $75,550 the first Republican on the list shows up at #6 Robert Bennett At $61,499.
Make no mistake; the Democrat party’s agenda is radical. They and those who agree with them will stop at nothing to remake this country into one that matches they’re thinking and as we on the right know, liberal thinking does not suffer conflicting ideas gladly. We already see the stifling of debate on issues like climate change and intelligent design. As the high priestess of liberal fascism Arriana Huffington demonstrates in this video. Tucker Carlson is stunned as Arriana proves his point. 

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Arriana Huffington gives the surest example of anti-intellectualism that one could hope to find. This is the spirit that permeates the left. The left knows that if they are going to be able to solidify their power they cannot allow any contrasting light to shine on their flawed notions. The policies enacted as a result of the left’s spurious assertions are, and will be the hammers used to close the shackles about the limbs of an unaware people.
Digital Publius