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SEIU and other unions, along with bankers helped elect Obama with hundreds of millions in campaign donations. Obama said their agenda was his agenda. When will Americans wake the fuck up?

From WFB:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) owes at least $8 million to a bank owned by one of the largest unions in the country, according to the committee’s most recent financial report.

The DNC initiated an $8 million loan with the Amalgamated Bank of New York on Aug. 10, the report shows, accounting for the majority of the committee’s overall debt of $11 million.

Amalgamated Bank, often described as “America’s Labor Bank,” is a national entity, the majority of which is owned by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a politically active union with deep ties to the Democratic Party. The SEIU is also involved with the Democracy Alliance, a shadowy group of wealthy left-wing donors founded by billionaire investor George Soros.

Not to mention FELON.

The bank announced in an August press release that the DNC had “moved its primary banking relationship” to Amalgamated Bank, which would handle the committee’s “day-to-day banking needs.”

The DNC had previously done most of its banking with Bank of America, which helped finance the Democratic convention in Charlotte.

DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hailed the transition to Amalgamated Bank, and noted the longstanding political and financial ties between the two organizations.

The committee, she said, had a “fiduciary responsibility to those who invest in our party.”

“It is critical that we honor their efforts to strengthen our infrastructure and build our organization by partnering with an institution that shares our commitment to standing with America’s working families and small businesses,” she said in a press release.

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The media does not want the truth to get out.

From The Blaze:

It’s an undisputed fact that the American people have a high level of distrust for the mainstream media — just look at the startling Gallup numbers released last week. A recent decision by CBS News to omit a portion of an interview with President Barack Obama in which he admitted mistakes and blunders in campaign ads is likely to add to the lack of public confidence in mainstream outlets.

In an interview for “60 Minutes,” Obama surprisingly contended that some of his campaign ads and contentions “go overboard” and have errors, but these admissions were omitted from the final interview that aired.

While the network left this portion of the president’s dialogue with Steve Kroft out, CBS did post it on its web site. Still, conservative critics are wondering why such a noteworthy admission was left out of the final interview.

After all, a candidate’s claim that he has put out misleading campaign advertisements that have “gone overboard” is certainly not something that would generally be cut from a broadcast interview — particularly when it’s a candidate who has prided himself on truth and transparency.

Titled, “False Advertising in the Presidential Race,” the clip appears on the CBS web site with an intriguing description: ”President Obama says some of his campaign ads might ‘go overboard’ or contain mistakes, but most of them simply highlight the differences between him and Gov. Romney.”

In this portion of the interview, Kroft tells Obama that fact-checkers have taken issue with both candidates’ ads. When explaining that some of Obama’s ads are misleading, the journalist also questioned whether these false statements to the American people are disturbing to the president. The response was fascinating.

“Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things?,” Obama asked. “You know, that happens in politics.”

“Aren’t the American entitled to the truth? Or a better version of it?,” Kroft countered.

Perhaps realizing he had gone a bit too far in his admission, Obama steered away from the subject of campaign lies and turned the conversation back to a discussion about America’s future.

“The truth of the matter is, most of the time we’re having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country and, you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election,” Obama explained. “So is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely. But will the American people ultimately have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Gov. Romney takes the country? I think they will.”

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No media outrage? Of course not because Obama said it and the media has it’s anti-Romney narrative.

From Daily Caller:

The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left positions that Obama held as a state senator.

Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health care and welfare reform. Obama also said he viewed welfare recipients and “the working poor” as “a majority coalition” that could be mobilized to help advance progressive policies and elect their champions.

Last week the liberal Mother Jones magazine published video footage, shot during a campaign event, showing Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney opining that 47 percent of Americans are captive Democratic voters because they receive government benefits without paying income taxes. (RELATED: Romney controversy points to power of viral video)

Loyola College refused repeated requests from TheDC for a copy of the full one-hour and 42-minute videotape from 1998. But a source in Chicago who gained permission to view it recorded the sound secretly, confirming the accuracy of — and expanding on — initial accounts that featured only a brief audio excerpt.

“I actually believe in [wealth] redistribution,” Obama said in that 96-second excerpt, publisember 18 on YouTube. “At least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”

The following day, NBC News said it had obtained what it called “the entirety of the relevant remarks,” and complained that Republicans had taken the original lines out of context.

NBC published only 35 seconds of video, however, more than half of which overlapped with the YouTube audio from a day earlier. The news agency claimed the full context demonstrated that Obama only “seems” to support “redistributing wealth.” (RELATED: 1998 audiotape surfaces: Obama urged “trick” to aid wealth redistribution)

…The full recording reveals that Obama saw welfare recipients and the working poor in Chicago as a “majority coalition” who could be leveraged politically. (RELATED: Pat Buchanan: “Fabian socialist” Obama “is a drug dealer of welfare”)

“What I think will re-engage people in politics is if we’re doing significant, serious policy work around what I will label the ‘working poor,’” he said, “although my definition of the working poor is not simply folks making minimum wage, but it’s also families of four who are making $30,000 a year.”

“They are struggling. And to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action would successfully make their lives better, we are then putting together a potential majority coalition to move those agendas forward.”

How do you make welfare recipients a majority coalition? You keep them poor. Obama exposes what most of us know. Democrats depend upon the poor more than the poor depend upon the taxpayers.

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Biden is the stupidest Vice-President person in government and the one Obama calls an asset.

(CNSNews.com) – Speaking in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden overstated the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by 582,000 and said that those troops are part of the 47 percent whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said would vote for Obama “no matter what” because they are dependent on government and pay no income taxes.

“By the way, those dependent people he refers to, those 47 percent, they include the 650,000 troops still left in Afghanistan who, because they are in combat, being shot at, injured, they do not have to pay any federal income tax on their salary,” Biden said. “I don’t call that dependency. I call that ingratitude to not recognize they are a part of that 47 percent.”

The dumbass doesn’t know that troops in combat zones aren’t required to pay federal income taxes on their combat pay.

A Biden aide later told ABC News that the vice president meant to say there were 68,000 troops remaining in Afghanistan.

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I haven’t seen if any of the fact-checkers actually fact-checked Obama’s 60 Minute’s interview, so I decided to do it myself.

Steve Kroft: Mr. President, you were elected four years ago, promising hope and change for the better. Your opponent argues that you have achieved neither. The country has rarely been so divided politically. And people are afraid for their jobs. I know you know that. People are fearful about the future for their families. How do you respond to that?

President Barack Obama: I think it’s important to know where we’ve been and how far we’ve traveled. The month I was sworn into office, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. We ultimately would lose nine million jobs during the height of that great recession. We came in, made some tough decisions. Everything from stabilizing the financial system to making sure that the auto industry survived, to making sure that we cut taxes for middle class families so they had more money in their pockets, to helping states avoid massive layoffs of teachers and firefighters and police officers. And because of that, we’ve now had 30 months of job growth, four and a half million new jobs, half a million jobs in manufacturing alone. And the question now for the American people is, “Do we keep moving forward and continue to make progress or do we go backwards to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place?” We probably have not seen a clearer choice in an election in my lifetime.

Why doesn’t a single journalist every call out Obama’s bullshit to his face? Again, if we were losing 500,000 jobs per month and unemployment was 7.8%, how many jobs were lost as the unemployment rate hit 8%, 9% and eventually 10%? As for the stabilizing the financial system, another fallacy. The financial system is close to collapsing and if not for the Federal Reserve monetizing the debt to help Wall Street & bankers, it would have already happened.

The auto bailout was started by Bush but Obama seems to enjoy taking credit for it. Obama leaves out that the taxpayers will lose at least $25 billion and that Chrysler is now owned by a foreign company, Fiat. Obama didn’t mention that GM is begging for the Treasury Dept. to sell off the government’s share of stocks to get out from under government rule. Selling these stocks at a lower price will cost taxpayers billions more.

As for the mythical “created 4.5 million,” Obama is cherry-picking dates and information. Obama doesn’t count the jobs lost during his first year in office. CNN somewhat fact-checked Obama on these numbers, but even CNN spun them to show a 300,000 net jobs increase while leaving out the record number of Americans who have dropped out of the labor force and are not counted in the unemployment figures. Under Obama, the labor force participation rate is at a 31-year low (65.7% when Obama took office vs 63.5% in 2012). Unemployment would be at 11.2% if the labor force numbers were the same when Obama took office.

Kroft: On the campaign trail, Gov. Romney has been portraying you as a nice guy who doesn’t have a clue about the economy or how the country works. That private enterprise is the engine of growth in this country. And that’s what creates jobs, not big government. And that you’re crushing economic freedom with taxes, regulations, and high-cost health care.

Obama: Well, it’s a lot of rhetoric, but there aren’t a lot of facts supporting it. Taxes are lower on families than they’ve been probably in the last 50 years. So I haven’t raised taxes. I’ve cut taxes for middle class families by an average of $3,600 per typical family. When it comes to regulations, I’ve issued fewer regulations than my predecessor, George Bush, did during that same period in office. So it’s kind of hard to argue that we’ve overregulated. Now, I don’t make any apologies for putting in place regulations to make sure banks don’t make reckless bets and then expect taxpayers to bail them out. I don’t make any apologies for regulating insurance companies, so that they can’t drop a family’s coverage, just when somebody in their family needs it most. And, you know, the problem that Gov. Romney has is that he seems to only have one note: tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. Well, we tried that vigorously between 2001 and 2008. And it didn’t work out so well.

The tax rates haven’t change under Obama since Obama extended Bush’s tax rates in 2010. So, where did Obama come up with the $3,600 per family claim? Maybe Obama got those numbers confused with the drop in median household income that the middle class has suffered under Obamanomics. Obama failed to mention the 18 new taxes that have/will hit the middle class in his Obamacare Tax.

As for issuing less regulations, Obama flat-out lied to Kroft’s face. Regulations are higher under Obama than Bush. Not to mention, the Obama regime was held in contempt of court over their drilling moratorium, was told by a federal court his FCC could not regulate free speech.

Kroft didn’t mention MF Global stealing billions after Obama bragged about putting regulations on banks. Think that is due to the fact that MF Global’s CEO is an Obama bundler Jon Corzine, an ex Democratic Senator who the Obama administration received ‘economic advice‘ from. No questioning by Kroft as to why there have been zero bankers charged with fraud under Team Obama due to the fact that AG Eric Holder, and others at the DOJ, represented these crooks at Holder’s old law firm Burling & Covington.

As for Obama’s claim that things didn’t work out so well between 2001 and 2008. The numbers from 2001 to 2008 are significantly better than the numbers produce under Obama from 2009 til present. The numbers don’t lie. Obama told a lot of lies in this interview and I will follow up on those lies later today.

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Besides fundamentally changing the US, causing energy prices to skyrocket and coal mines to close down, can anyone name a promise Obama HAS kept?

From ABCNews:

America is in the midst of something of a solar resurgence, but not at the White House.

On June 20, 1979 President Jimmy Carter installed 32 solar panels, used to heat water, on the White House roof.  In 1986 under the Reagan administration those panels were taken down for a routine roof resurfacing and never returned. However, in 2010, President Obama announced he was bringing solar panels back to the White House roof, which the administration said were slated for installation by the spring of 2011.

But as 2012 winds down, the panels — which the Department of Energy had said would likely produce 19,700 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, more than twice the electricity used by the average Washington home — have still not been installed, and many are asking where are they Mr. President?

In a bid to raise attention to the issue, author and climate activist Bill McKibben tried to hand deliver the Carter administration’s solar panels to the White House two years ago. McKibben had a sit-down with White House officials, and even appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman” pleading his case for the panels to be returned.

When the Obama administration announced they were indeed installing new panels McKibben was excited, suggesting that as a national role model, solar panels on the White House could inspire people across the country to follow suit.

“If it has anything like the effect of the White House garden, it could be a trigger for a wave of solar installations across the country and around the world,” he wrote at the time.

But after two years and still no panels adorning the White House roof, McKibben’s excitement has morphed into disappointment.

When asked by ABC News about the status of the panels, the White House said “they are in the procurement phase.” The only solar panels currently on the White House grounds are ones President George W. Bush put on a maintenance building to warm the swimming pool.

Why didn’t they just procure some of those solar panels Solyndra destroyed? Well, that would simply save taxpayers money and that’s above Obama’s pay-grade.

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