I just added items #1,001 through #1,022 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking
The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/
Here are the new entries:
1,001) Held a fundraiser in the living room of terrorist bomber and communist Bill Ayers
In 1969, Ayers set off a bomb in Chicago at a statue that was dedicated to the city’s police. At the time of the explosion, no one was close enough to the statue to be killed. However, the explosion was so powerful that it broke almost 100 windows.
On March 6, 1970, three members of Weather Underground, including Diana Oughton (Ayers’s girlfriend) and Terry Robbins (Ayers’s close friend), were killed when they accidentally, prematurely set off a bomb which they were in the process of building, in their townhouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. The explosion was so powerful that it destroyed the entire four-story townhouse.
In 1970, Ayers bombed the headquarters of the New York City Police Department.
In 1971, Ayers bombed the United States Capitol building.
In 1972, Ayers bombed the Pentagon.
Although charges were filed against Ayers for these bombings, the charges were later dropped because law enforcement agents had conducted wiretaps and property searches without warrants.
In 1995, when Obama was running for state senator in Illinois, Obama held a fundraiser in the living room of Bill Ayers’s home.
1,002) After Eric Holder participated in a five day takeover of an abandoned ROTC headquarters at Columbia University, Obama hired him to be the country’s highest ranking law enforcement official
In 1970, Eric Holder participated in a five day takeover of an abandoned ROTC headquarters at Columbia University.
Afterward, Obama hired Holder to be Attorney General.
1,003) Used taxpayers’ money to refurbish Muslim mosques in other countries
In July 2011, it was reported that the Obama administration had used taxpayers’ money to refurbish Muslim mosques in other countries.
1,004) After Hillary Clinton stole $28,500 of furniture from the White House, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State
In February 2001, it was reported that Hillary Clinton had stolen $28,500 of furniture from the White House.
Afterward, Obama hired Clinton to be Secretary of State.
1,005) After Hillary Clinton cheated on her taxes, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State
In 1980, Hillary Clinton avoided reporting $6,498 of income from commodities trading on her income tax form.
Afterward, Obama hired Clinton to be Secretary of State.
1,006) In her own words, Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of State, said that her own use of a private email account for official government business had “shredded” the U.S. Constitution
In 2007, when Bush was President, Hillary Clinton said that the use of private email accounts by members of the Bush administration “shredded” the U.S. Constitution.
However, in March 2015, it was reported that when Clinton had been Obama’s Secretary of State, she herself had used a private email account to conduct official government businesses. Clinton’s emails were not archived in official government records, even though such archiving is required by federal law. The New York Times reported
Mrs. Clinton’s exclusive use of personal email for her government business is unusual for a high-level official, archive experts have said. Federal regulations, since 2009, have required that all emails be preserved as part of an agency’s record-keeping system. In Mrs. Clinton’s case, her emails were kept on her personal account and her staff took no steps to have them preserved as part of State Department record.
By using a private email account, Clinton was able to thwart record requests that had been made by Congressional investigators in 2012 regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
In 2013, Clinton used her private email account to thwart a Freedom of Information request by Nitasha Tiku, a reporter for Gawker, regarding information about Sidney Blumenthal.
The New York Times reported that Clinton’s use of the private email account
protected a significant amount of her correspondence from the eyes of investigators and the public
1,007) Falsely said he learned about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports”
In March 2015, Obama said he had first learned about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account
“the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”
However, the White House had actually been informed about Clinton’s use of a private email account in August 2014.
In addition, Obama himself had emailed Clinton at her private email account.
1,008) The “most transparent administration in history” illegally ignored Freedom of Information requests from Associated Press regarding information on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
In March 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally ignored Freedom of Information requests from Associated Press regarding information on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
1,009) Gave H-1B visas to Southern California Edison so it could fire its American employees and replace them with with foreign workers – the company even had the nerve to order the American employees to train their foreign replacements
Although the alleged reason for the H-1B visa program is to fill jobs that Americans don’t want to work at, in February 2015 it was reported that the Obama administration had given H-1B visas to Southern California Edison so it could fire its American employees and replace them with with foreign workers. The company even had the nerve to order the American employees to train their foreign replacements.
1,010) Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, falsely said that illegal aliens have a “right” to work in the U.S.
“I believe that the right and obligation to work is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here.”
1,011) Proposed an illegal retroactive tax on corporate income held abroad
In March 2015, it was reported that Obama had proposed a retroactive tax on corporate income held abroad. However, retroactive taxes are illegal, as the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from passing ex post facto laws.
1,012) Even though it would be illegal, Josh Earnest, Obama’s Press Secretary, said Obama was “very interested” in raising taxes without approval from Congress
Even though it would be illegal, in March 2015 Josh Earnest, Obama’s Press Secretary, said Obama was “very interested” in raising taxes without approval from Congress.
1,013) Spent taxpayers’ money to pay government employees to try to find out how a picture of one of his daughters got on the internet
In January 2015, it was reported that Obama had spent taxpayers’ money to pay government employees to try to find out how a picture of one of his daughters got on the internet.
1,014) Falsely said the Ferguson, Missouri police department was racist because it stopped black drivers at a higher rate than white drivers, which contradicted a report by Obama’s own administration which said the reason black drivers were stopped more often than white drivers was because black drivers were more likely to break the traffic laws
In March 2015, Attorney General Eric Holder said the police in Ferguson, Missouri were racist because they stopped black drivers at a higher rate than white drivers.
However, a 2013 report by Obama’s own administration said:
Seat-belt usage is chronically lower among blacks. If a law enforcement agency aggressively enforces violations, police will stop more black drivers.
In addition, in March 2015, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:
… federal data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that blacks violate traffic laws at higher rates than whites in every offense, including driving with an invalid license.
Also, in March 2015, the New York Post – citing statistics from the federal government – wrote:
… blacks die in car accidents at a rate about twice their share of car owners.
1,015) Falsely said the proposed Keystone XL pipeline “bypasses the United States”
In February 2015, Obama said:
“I’ve already said I’m happy to look at how we can increase pipeline production for U.S. oil, but Keystone is for Canadian oil to send that down to the Gulf. It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a little over 250, maybe 300 permanent jobs. We should be focusing more broadly on American infrastructure for American jobs and American producers, and that’s something that we very much support.”
Afterward, the Washington Post responded with:
The crude oil would travel to the Gulf Coast, where it would be refined into products such as motor gasoline and diesel fuel (known as a distillate fuel in the trade). Current trends suggest that only about half of that refined product would be exported, and it could easily be lower.
A report released in February by IHS Energy, which consults for energy companies, concluded that “Canadian crude making its way to the USGC [Gulf Coast] will likely be refined there, and most of the refined products are likely to be consumed in the United States.” It added that “for Gulf refineries, heavy bitumen blends from the oil sands are an attractive substitute for declining offshore heavy crude supply from Latin America.” It concluded that 70 percent of the refined product would be consumed in the United States.
Enviromentalists dismiss IHS as a biased source, but the analysis mirrors the conclusions of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL project. This is what is especially strange about Obama’s remarks, as he appears to be purposely ignoring the findings of the lead Cabinet agency on the issue.
1,016) Proposed a new rule that would falsely define ditches, drains, seasonal puddle-like depressions, intermittent streams, and ponds as “navigable waters”
In February 2015, the EPA proposed a new rule that would falsely define ditches, drains, seasonal puddle-like depressions, intermittent streams, and ponds as “navigable waters.”
1,017) “Why This Liberal No Longer Supports Universal Health Care: An Open Letter to President Obama”
Why This Liberal No Longer Supports Universal Health Care: An Open Letter to President Obama
Dear President Obama,
I voted for you in both elections. I’m proud to call you our president. I was a staunch supporter of universal health care. Thank you for following through on your campaign promise. That you did so IS significant.
But I have to say, you’ve let us down in a big way. This health care system blows.
For the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with this 1095-A issue. You see, I never received it and as you know I need it to file my taxes. Being a law abiding citizen and all, I typically like to file my taxes on time.
I called Covered California in January and was assured I’d get it soon. But alas, it never arrived. So, I spent my entire afternoon (and part of yesterday afternoon), on hold with different folks at Kaiser and Covered California.
At first I wasn’t worried. I mean, a) I’m insured. b) I have several letters from Covered California congratulating me on being insured. c) I have emails from Kaiser and Covered California confirming payment for insurance. d) I have my credit card bill that also shows that I, in fact, paid for insurance. And e) I’m insured!!!
My second interaction with Covered California on this issue was both straightforward and unhelpful.
“If you didn’t receive a 1095-A you have to fill out a dispute form and FAX it to us.”
I respond, “Ok, but I’m not disputing anything. I’m asking for the form you’re supposed to have sent me.”
Alas, my logic seems illogical to the person on the helpline and she tells me that her hands are tied and that nothing can be done until I submit a dispute form.
I sheepishly ask, “Can I email it to you?”
“No, but you can fax it.”
Of course I can FAX it. Cuz, we’re in 2015. Who doesn’t fax stuff?
Miraculously, I manage to find a fax machine and send over my dispute form.
I call back today to make sure that they received my fax.
After being on hold for 30 minutes I’m told, “We’ll let you know in 2 weeks if we received the fax. You’ll get a letter in the mail.”
So I ask again, “Can’t you just tell me over the phone?”
“Nope, ya gotta wait for the letter.”
I then ask what I think is a simple question. Shame on me. “Can you at least tell me if a 1095 was ever generated?”
This is when things turn from bad to comical.
“Ma’am, it doesn’t appear as though you’re in our system for having insurance in 2014. Are you sure you didn’t imagine signing up through our exchange?”
“I’m sorry ma’am but I think you’re mistaken. You signed up through Kaiser and Kaiser will send you the 1095.”
Getting through to Kaiser took a mere 48 minutes. But who’s counting? Once someone finally picks up I’m told, “Oh yes, I see right here, you were covered by us in 2014 through Covered California.”
“But you need to talk to them about the 1095.” Of course I do.
And so, I call Covered California back. I’m thrilled to inform them that I didn’t imagine signing up through the exchange and that Kaiser can, without a doubt, confirm that I’m covered.
I’m then told, “Ma’am, you need to submit a dispute form.”
“I’ve already done that,” I say exasperated.
“Well, they’ll figure it out within 60 days. Don’t worry you’ll still get your taxes filed in time,” The women replies matter of fact-ly.
“60 days?,” I respond again, exasperated. “Actually, if you’re telling me I’ll receive my form in 60 days I will have missed the deadline.”
“Oh. Sorry about that. You’ll have to file for an extension then. Is there anything else I can help you with?”
1,018) After Senator Hillary Clinton gave taxpayer’s money to someone who donated to her foundation, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State
In January 2009, the New York Times wrote:
An upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project.
Mrs. Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert J. Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds to help finance the construction of the Destiny USA entertainment and shopping complex, an expansion of the Carousel Center in Syracuse.
After Clinton gave that taxpayers’ money to someone who donated to her foundation, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State.
1,019) After Hillary Clinton falsely said she was “under sniper fire,” Obama hired her to be Secretary of State
In March 2008, Senator Hillary Clinton said the following about a trip she had made to Tuzla, Bosnia, when she was first lady in 1996:
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
Afterward, PolitiFact wrote:
But that’s not what happened, as demonstrated by CBS News video that shows Clinton arriving on the tarmac under no visible duress, and greeting a child who offers her a copy of a poem. The Washington Post Factchecker also turned a skeptical eye on Clinton’s comments, reporting that a review of more than 100 news stories from the time documented no security threats to the First Lady.
CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who covered Clinton on the Bosnia visit, wrote of her memories of the trip: “To be sure, it was not the ‘safest’ trip for a first lady to take: there were serious risks in traveling to Bosnia, even for the president’s wife under the vigilant protection of the U.S. military. It took some guts for her to go. But I don’t recall, and did not note, any close calls on this trip with sniper fire or any other dangers. “
Immediately after the speech that day, a reporter asked Clinton about remarks from others on the trip who suggested the trip was for photo opportunities rather than foreign policy and she stood by her account of sniper fire. “There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened,” she said.
The CBS News report can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BfNqhV5hg4
After Clinton told this lie, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State.
1,020) Misquoted the Quran to give the false impression that it did not support murder
In February 2015, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:
… while hosting last week’s “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” Obama recited a verse from the Muslim holy book like so: “The Quran says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.”
A beautiful passage — if only it were as he states it.
The Quranic verse the president quotes — 5:32 — actually condones killing those who “murder” Muslims, “wage war against Allah” or spread “mischief in the land.”
Mischief is defined as “treason against Allah,” and the very next verse — 5:33 — calls for guilty infidels to be beheaded. Obama glosses over all of this in his version.
Here’s the full text of the relevant verse (5:32), according to even the watered-down translation of the Quran approved and distributed by American Muslim groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Note the key section that Obama omits from his speeches:
“(I)f anyone slew a person — unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land — it would be as if he slew the whole people. And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them our Messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.”
The hammer comes down in the next verse, 5:33: “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter.”
1,021) The “most transparent administration in history” refused to say whether or not Hillary Clinton signed a form declaring that she had turned over all work related emails when she quit her job as Secretary of State
In February 2013, when Hillary Clinton quit her job as Secretary of State, she was supposed to sign a form OF-109, declaring that she had turned over all work related records, including all work related emails. It is a crime to lie on this form.
In March 2015, the Obama administration refused to say whether or not Clinton had signed this form.
1,022) After Wal-Mart board of director member Hillary Clinton refused to criticize Wal-Mart for waging war against unions, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State
In January 2008, ABC News reported:
Clinton Remained Silent As Wal-Mart Fought Unions
In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world’s largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions seeking to represent store workers.
Wal-Mart’s anti-union efforts were headed by one of Clinton’s fellow board members, John Tate, a Wal-Mart executive vice president who also served on the board with Clinton for four of her six years.
Tate was fond of repeating, as he did at a managers meeting in 2004 after his retirement, what he said was his favorite phrase, “Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking parasites living off the productive labor of people who work for a living.”
Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and other company officials often recounted how they relied on Tate to lead the company’s successful anti-union efforts.
An ABC News analysis of the videotapes of at least four stockholder meetings where Clinton appeared shows she never once rose to defend the role of American labor unions.
After Clinton refused to defend unions against Wal-Mart’s attacks, Obama hired her to be Secretary of State.