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America’s Future

November 4, 2008






It is now election day – and many of us hold anxiety that is palpable!  We worry that too many people have not really looked at Obama; too many have never bothered to do any research on the guy.  Too many have closed their minds, believing that ‘change’ in and of itself is all that is required and that Obama will deliver a change that suits us. 


Too few people ‘get’ what is going on with Obama.  Far too few understand that the change we have coming is not the change we wanted or were told about.  And far too few realize that the real Obama is vastly different than the man behind the facade, and of those people, that have no clue what lurks behind. 


Sadly most people who have or will vote for Obama never bothered to do their homework, never took the time to investigate who the real Obama is and what his agenda is about.  They do not know they are being duped.


What we have in this global community now is like a tipsy domino chain.  So fragile, that if a domino is moved slightly others flutter, others topple, and a chain reaction begins. 

The chain is part economics, part ideology, part security, part internal stability, part diplomacy.  Mess with any of the parts, and all are affected.


Obama’s plan – and if any who may read this have not bothered to do any investigation, I urge you to Google and read two things – just two – one is about the “New Party” and the other is the Cloward-Piven Strategy.  Obama was a member of the New Party (some believe he still is, but most who have studied his background believe that the philosophy of the New Party remains at the core of Obama’s beliefs today).  And Cloward-Piven has served as the foundation of most ‘progressive’, radical, and/or socialist organizations, of which many are a part of Obama’s alliances (both individuals and organizations).  If you read a bit about those two topics you will have some insight into the real Obama.


Those 2 matters are the bottom line.  Much has been written about his alliances, much has been divulged about his actions over the years, much has been speculated about all the unanswered questions (some of which have been answered through research), and much has been said about the many audio and video clips of his own words. 


If you have not bothered to assess any of that it is too late to educate you now.  But it won’t take long to look up and read about the 2 factors above.  You owe that much to yourself, to your family, your city/state/country.  It is the very least you should do and in reality you should have done a good deal of inquiry about a man with virtually nothing known about him (still). 


Today, after 2 years of observation and investigation, dozens of experts in areas of economics, energy, finance, stock market, body language, security, military, personality characteristics, media, politics, international relations have analyzed Barack Obama.  These people have no vested interest in the individual, merely the reflection of policy and impact, personality and impact, strategy and impact.  He has garnered enormous concern from most all such experts.  He’s regarded as a man who poses great danger for this country on so many levels.


Again, you should have done your research and I’m not going to attempt to inform, as I have done that for many weeks.


History has a way of telling us what is to come based on what has been.  It applies to all nature of aspects of any civilization, country, leader, form of government.  There are huge lessons to be learned from other countries and other times, lessons that many have forgotten or never even heard about (such as Vietnam).  One lesson we need to keep at the forefront of our minds – terrorism.  Over the last several years, as each country in the West has elected a new leader, they have been struck with deadly force by terrorists — anywhere from the day before the election to 3-4 days after.


We know (because they have told us time and again, continually) that the terrorists (of every stripe) and their supporters (Saudis, Iranians, Hamas, Palestinians, Kenyans, etc) that their main target is the US, for which they have their biggest plans. 


Can we really afford on the job training during the ‘crisis’ that Biden promised, and various military and security types indicate is likely?  Good God NO. 


This country was created by wise men with vision.  They addressed a number of matters that they anticipated.  They were dealing with Islamic attack even back then!  They knew that a Democracy would not survive.  They created instead a Republic, and indicated that it was a gift that would last as long as we could keep it. 


Well, our time is nearing the end.  We are in the transition from Republic to Democracy (massive government intervention  over the people) and about to become an Oligarchy – and that is where all bets are off, all of what we know as America dissolves.  That is when total control over the people is mounted by a ‘few’ elites.  Those folks have been forming a line – behind Obama – and within 4 years their job will be done – the cake baked – and everything you knew, believed in, trusted — all gone.  I believe that to the core – without any shadow of a doubt.  So much do I believe it I’d bet my life on it.  




The word oligarchy is from the Greek words for “few” (ὀλίγios olígios) and “rule” (ἄρχeiv arkhein). Such states are often controlled by politically powerful families whose children were heavily conditioned and mentored to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy. This type of power by its very nature may not be exercised openly; the oligarchs preferring to remain “the power behind the throne“, exerting control through economic means. Oligarchies have been tyrannical throughout history, being completely reliant on public servitude to exist.




Follow the Bouncing Tax Ball – Obama Style

October 30, 2008

During 2008 Obama has pressed lowering taxes and sharing the wealth.  What has happened however, is that the income to not get an increase has gone from $1 million (in the Spring) down to $500,000, then down to $250,000, then $200,000 and then $150,000.

I see a trend here.  And worse, what Obama is NOT saying is that there will be other taxes – oh so many.  Forget the death taxes, the capital gains taxes and let’s just look at the taxes piled atop an increased income tax.  The income tax will go to about 40% (for what income level we can’t be sure since it keeps dipping downward) – but on top of that will be increases in social security tax and medicare tax, taking those of you at some rate about $150,000 (or lower) up to nearly 50% !!  That is ONE HALF OF EVERY DOLLAR MADE GOES TO THE GOVERNMENT to be used to pay for welfare programs and entitlements for those who don’t work.  Now I realize some of those on welfare really need it due to disability, illness etc.  No one begrudges them assistance.  But what about the billions of people who have been on the dole for decades and see no need to work? 

The loss of half of one’s income will make a huge difference in one’s ability to support their family, possible only with a major change in lifestyle.  And keep in mind that this near 50% is FEDERAL taxation and does not include sales tax, state taxes, property taxes etc.  Some people could find themselves at well over 60% taken out of their paychecks. 

If one lives in most of the East, $250,000 is hardly wealthy due to the cost of living (i.e. $4000 a month rent for a tiny apartment in Manhattan or Boston, or in the West in San Francisco or Los Angeles).  It might be a comfortable income in Iowa or Nebraska, or Mississippi, but still, 60% taxation?  Outrageous!!

With all that however, economic experts have run the numbers and have determined that it is virtually impossible to give 40% of the population (those who pay no taxes) a $500-1000 a year check, pay for all the added welfare and social programs Obama indicates he will deliver) on the backs of those uber-rich and the upper middle class. 

What does that mean?  It means that most everyone is going to see tax increases – it is a Fact of Life in an Obama world.  How many entrepreneurs are going to expand business, hire new employees and increase sales under such enormous tax penalty??  NEXT TO NONE

The choise is clear on so many levels – security, cleaning up waste in government, taxation, our economy and its growth, honesty, and an open and transparent government dedicated to Free Speech and total accountability    VERSUS  an administration of secrecy, limited powers under control of a handful of people, restrictions on free speech, increased taxes, declining productivity, increased unemployment, and serious risk and exposure to foreign attack (economic, terrorism and ideological). 


October 27, 2008



Stay informed on what you are actually voting for in November!







Favors new drilling offshore US


No, but might consider

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it



Served in the US Armed Forces



Amount of time served in the US Senate


143 DAYS

Will institute a socialized national health care plan



Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy



Would seek to pull troops out of Iraq immediately



Supports gun ownership rights






Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase



Voted against making English the official language



Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal aliens  





0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.


28% on profit from ALL home sales. 
(How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to t axes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.) 



15% (no change)


(How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying=2 0nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict tha t ‘Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’)


(no changes)

Single making 30K – tax $4,500
Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250



OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

Single making 30K – tax $8,400
Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750



– 0%  (No change, Bush repealed this tax)


Restore the inheritance tax – Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes. 


New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.
New gasoline taxes. 
New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) 
New taxes on retirement accounts.
New taxes to pay for socialized medicine.

You can verify the above at the following web sites:

Words of a Wise Man to ALL Voters

October 27, 2008

Wise words for an election year ………..

* You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.

* You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.

* You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.

* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.

* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.

* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away men’s initiative and independence.

* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could, and should, do for themselves .

Do you recognize the author
It was Abraham Lincoln

Very, very wise words, written years ago and we still

don’t get it….. Why do MOST People think the

Government owes them a living? What happened to 

 ‘Government of the people, by the people, and for the


Obama Campaign Donations – article from National Journal

October 25, 2008



FEC Rules Leave Loopholes For Online Donation Data

Reports Of Irregularities In Donations Under $200 Raise Questions Of Who Bears The Burden Of Filtering Out Improper Money


The increasing use of online financial tools, debit cards and prepaid credit cards to make political contributions has created technological loopholes in federal and public oversight of campaign donations.

The result has been a recent spate of news stories raising questions about apparently implausible or suspicious donations to the presidential campaigns. Right-of-center activists also claim that Barack Obama‘s campaign has collected tens of millions of dollars from suspect overseas donors. Their complaints spurred the Republican National Committee on Oct. 6 to ask the Federal Election Commission for an investigation of the Obama donations.

To test the campaigns’ practices, this author bought two pre-paid American Express gift cards worth $25 each to donate to the Obama and McCain campaigns online. As required by law, the campaigns’ Web sites asked for, and National Journal provided, the donor’s correct name, location and employment. The cards were purchased with cash at a Washington, D.C., drugstore, and the campaigns’ Web sites were accessed through a public computer at a library in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The Obama campaign’s Web site accepted the $25 donation, but the McCain campaign’s Web site rejected it.

Rebecca Donatelli, president of Campaigns Solutions of Alexandria, Va., which processes donations for John McCain, said her system rejected the donation because American Express could not verify that the donor lived at the address given with the online contribution.

The McCain campaign does accept normal credit card donations because staffers can easily check whether the owner of the credit card shares the same billing address as the listed donor, she said. That address-check process costs the campaign about 12 cents, she said.

“We could lower our standards and accept more money… but this is John McCain’s campaign, and he wants to root out fraud in fundraising and have everything open and as honest as possible,” said Donatelli.

Obama campaign spokesman Nick Shapiro said, “We review our contributions to ensure that the information donors provide is complete and verifiable. We would only accept a contribution from a pre-paid credit card if the donor provides complete and verifiable information, consistent with FEC guidelines.”

FEC spokesman Robert Biersack said, “The committees are responsible for providing accurate information about the identifying characteristics of their donors…. The precise mechanisms of that are not necessarily written into the regulations.”

Donors must provide, and campaigns must send to the FEC, the donor’s name, employer and home city. But if a campaign has incomplete information on a donor, it is safe from sanctions if the campaign sends a letter to the donor’s address asking for more information, Biersack said. A copy of a passport is also sufficient to validate an overseas donor’s eligibility, he said.

Campaign funding experts say that real-world difficulties present a significant barrier to anyone trying to make surreptitious direct donations. For example, National Journal‘s $25 donation would have to be quadrupled to $100, and then repeated 10,000 times, to deliver $1 million to the Obama campaign, which has collected more than $600 million from at least 3.1 million donors.

Federal law bars individuals from donating more than $2,300 to a presidential campaign (and a similar amount to a primary campaign), and also requires campaigns to make a public disclosure to the FEC of the names of all donors who contribute more than $200 in one or more transactions.

That is how Pamela Geller, an advocate of limited government who runs the blog Atlas Shrugs, discovered invalid donations to the Obama campaign from such fictitious or prohibited donors as Doodad Pro, Hbkjb jkbkj, and a pair of Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip who donated $24,321 by July. Since early October, Newsweek, the New York Times and other established publications have described some of Geller’s discoveries. But by ignoring these donations until last week, “the media has abdicated its role as public servant,” she said.

Kenneth Timmerman, a right-of-center author based in Bethsda, Md., followed up on Geller’s work. In an Oct. 19 article for the news Web site Newsmax, Timmerman argued that the FEC database lists up to 37,000 foreign contributors to Obama. These unverified donors made 60,000 contributions, worth a total of up to $63 million, he said. Donations ending with odd numbers of cents, such as $55.32, he said, suggest that the donations were made in a foreign currency before being converted to dollars.

But overseas donations are perfectly legal, provided they are made by U.S. citizens or residents. For example, Pawan Kumar Goenka is the chief operating officer of a multibillion-dollar company, Mahindra & Mahindra, based in Mumbai, India. His April donation of $4,600 to Obama is legal because he’s an American citizen, according to a company statement. But other donations, such as the $25 contributions made in May, June, July and August by Lutfur Chowdhury, a resident of the United Kingdom, are suspect. That FEC data base shows the donor’s workplace as the SNAX 24 gas station in Hounslow, in West London, but he could not be contacted by National Journal.

Following the spate of blog stories, the Obama campaign barred foreign contributions unless the donation was accompanied by a passport number. The McCain campaign has always asked overseas donors for passport numbers, said Donatelli.

However, the campaigns declined to say how they ensured that proffered passport numbers are actually valid. “We do not share passport information with campaigns,” said Noel Clay, a spokesman for the State Department.

Both campaigns say they have staffers calling donors to verify information, such as employers’ names, that donors failed to include with their donation.

“Our focus is making sure we comply with campaign finance requirements,” mostly through twice-daily computer-aided review of online donations, said Robert Bauer, general counsel for the Obama campaign. A software program checks incoming donations and then flags instances where a single person is using multiple credit cards, instances of suspicious addresses, strange words, business affiliations, or donations that exceed federal limits, said Bauer. Suspect donations are then reviewed by compliance staff , and invalid donations are returned to the donor’s credit cards, he said. In September, for example, the Obama campaign’s system flagged about 1.5 percent of its $150 million in donations as questionable and inadequately verified, and officials decided to return $353,000 in donations. “We do a very strong job, both with the technology we use and with this very heavy commitment to comprehensive back-end review,” he said.

Both campaigns return donations that exceed the legal limit. For example, the Obama campaign returned $2,300 to Goenka after he sent in $2,300 above the legal limit, and the Washington Post reported on Oct. 21 that $174,800 was returned to a Missouri couple after their credit card number was used to make more than 70 donations in one day to the Obama campaign.

Timmerman and other critics said the Obama campaign has been slow in returning donations that exceed the legal limit. “It’s fairly clear that the Obama campaign has allowed certain donations to stand for certain periods of time that are dubious,” said Stephen Weissman, policy director at the nonpartisan D.C.-based Campaign Finance Institute. The institute is funded by foundations, including the left-of-center Joyce Foundation of Chicago.

The McCain campaign uses software that automatically rejects donations in excess of the legal limits, said Donatelli.

Public records have exposed questionable donations to McCain’s campaign. In August, the campaign announced it would return roughly $50,000 from American residents that were bundled by Mustafa Abu Naba’a, who is a dual citizen of Jordan and the Dominican Republic. McCain’s donations, which can be viewed at the FEC or at his Web site, also show more than 650 donors with no identifying information.

Both candidates also receive embarrassing donations. “Jesus II” in Las Vegas donated $851 to McCain, and Obama received $250 from “Mujahid Abdullah,” a name that means “Holy Warrior, Servant of Allah.” The only clue in the FEC report to Abdullah’s location is an incomplete U.S. Navy Post Office ZIP code, but the McCain team confirmed that “Jesus II’ used a credit card with a billing address that matches his claimed address, said Donatelli. The credit card companies don’t verify donor’s names for their clients, only card-holders’ associated numbers, such as street numbers, she said. “You’re a number to them,” she said.

The outside scrutiny of the donations does not usually extend to small-scale donors. That’s because campaigns are not obliged to reveal donors who give less than $200. However, McCain’s campaign does show all of its donors’ names, as well as their home cities and states. Yet in at least 650 cases, including many who donated less than $50, or even less than $1, the donors were listed as anonymous. McCain’s campaign web site does not reveal donors’ employers, hindering outside oversight. The employers are not revealed to shield donors from solicitations and harassment, Donatelli said.

The FEC Web site also offers a database of 13,176 unverified or overseas donors to the Obama campaign that includes 141 anonymous donors, but the FEC does not have records on any of the Obama campaign’s sub-$200 donors.

On Thursday, authors on right-of-center blogs swapped stories from mostly unnamed McCain supporters claiming to have made pseudonymous online donations to the Obama campaign. Erika Franzi, a mother of four in Weaverville, N.C., told National Journal on Friday that she used a phony name, address and ZIP code, and had $15 transferred from her bank account to the Obama campaign, which then sent a thank-you e-mail. She made the pseudonymous donation after reading about other masked donations on right-of-center blogs, such as “The Corner” at National Review Online, she said. “I really don’t know what’s going on, but I think there is enough evidence [of problems] there that people should be questioning it,” she said.

The lack of information about Obama’s many small donors has prompted complaints by right-of-center activists, such as Frank Gaffney, founder of the D.C.-based Center for Security Policy. He recently authored an article in the Washington Times arguing that up to $100 million in foreign money may have been smuggled is small donations into the Obama campaign. When asked by National Journal to explain this high estimate, Gaffney responded that he had read it somewhere else.

Such worries about foreign influence on candidates and the election are usually overblown, said Richard Viguerie, a legendary fund-raiser for the conservative organizations. In campaigns, “when you’re dealing with that many donors, there will be mistakes — people who are making donations they shouldn’t, people who go over the limits,” said Viguerie. “You can’t check it all because it’s a crazy-time during the election.”

But the Obama campaign’s failure to verify donors’ identities or addresses is suspicious, he said. All campaigns collect that data to verify donors and to persuade donors to work as volunteers. If the verification checks are disabled, “there’s no limit on how much a relatively small number of people could donate to the campaign on credit cards,” he said.

If they’re not checking the donors, he said, “they’re thumbing their nose at the law.” There’s no downside because the establishment media will go easy on them before the election, and they can easily raise funds to pay fines once they’re in power, he said.

When asked about the possibility that a single person could use fake names to mask many donations sent via a few credit cards, Bauer responded that “both campaigns seem to be in a similar position.”

Unverified small donations aren’t much of an issue because they make up only a small portion of donations, said Weissman. Moreover, he said, donors who wish to hide their identity can deliver more money, at less risk, by writing checks to friendly tax-exempt groups that are not legally required to disclose the names of donors. “The real need for disclosure is to identify people who might be seeking favors from a candidate” by making large donations, he said.

The root cause of the weak regulation can be found in Congress, whose members set the rules for overseeing donations, said Weissman. “What you have in back of this are politicians who don’t want a strong FEC” that has the staff and authority to closely oversee political donations. The rules are so lax, said Timmerman, that campaign staffers don’t have to fear legal sanctions. “At worst, the [campaign] will get a monumental fine two years after the election,” he said.

Congress needs to address the campaigns’ internal checks on online donations, said Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, which seeks to reduce the impact of big-money donations on politics. “This is going to be very important,” he said, because legislators — including Obama — are planning a 2009 overhaul of the presidential campaign funding- and donation-matching system that would provide a 4-to-1 match of small-dollar donations with public funds. “We are going to have to revisit the system of checks and accounting” for online donations, he said.

Regulators should ensure donors can’t use false names to make multiple small donations on the same credit card, said Dennis Lormel, managing director for anti-money-laundering programs at IPSA International, a consulting firm based in New York. Campaign staffers can easily detect such fraud, but they can also choose not to look for it, said Lormel, former chief of the financial crimes section in the FBI. In the past, he said, campaign staffers avoided penalties by ignoring problems and putting the blame on donors, he said.

Currently, there is no requirement to track donations by credit card numbers, said Biersack.

“The campaign does not store credit card information for verification purposes because it can subject individual accounts to being compromised,” Shapiro said in an e-mail. “We track contribution history by an individual’s name, address, and other information provided,” he said. The McCain campaign did not say whether it stores credit card numbers.

Storing complete credit card information could present a significant security issue that may allow a hacker to access personal financial information from millions of Americans, according to Bauer.

Pending congressional changes, Weissman said, FEC officials should pressure campaigns to publish more information about donors, and to return excess donations faster. “We need institutions to enforce the law [because] we can’t rely on bloggers.”

Racism or just Stupidity?

October 22, 2008

If you don’t think this race is about race, perhaps you should think again! 

Listen to this audio – it is quite stunning, and very telling about what is going on.

Does this mean that most blacks are voting for Obama because he is Obama claims to be black?  Certainly decisions don’t seem to have much of anything to do with the issues.  How would these same people vote if they knew Obama was in fact not African Black, but black Arab? 

I think this audio clip as well as many ‘average citizen’ interviews on the street are indicative of a severe lack of knowledge about and understand of the issues.  It also seems many people, otherwise unaware, are voting based on race.  At this point I don’t think anyone can forecast what will happen behind voting booth curtains. 

Right now it is PC to indicate support for Obama.  But all the swirling negative information flying around Obama will surely make people pause and contemplate the many lingering questions.  In addition, so many Obama supporters are so vehement and in some cases rabid in their support, they won’t listen, or they are so ‘in your face’ it becomes futile to say anything.  I think that is why there are so many blogs on the Internet that enable people to express their frustrations and feelings about Obama. 

One thing that people need to be concerned about is sensoring.  There are many members of the national media who, after writing or presenting a less than flattering opinion about Obama, they are harshly dealt with, and restricted from further contact with the candidate.  This is alarming – when a member of the media or a citizen can’t criticize or question a presidential candidate (much less a President) we are moving ever more quickly to Third World status where dictators determine the fate of dissenters.

Stupidity? I certainly hope not – there is simply too much at stake!

The Selling of the Big White House

October 21, 2008

Most reports about the JFK campaign indicate that his father Joe Kennedy ‘bought’ him the election.  It is certainly possible.  We came to know a great deal more about the Kennedy’s in more recent years, including Joe Kennedy’s determination to see his son in the White House. 


There are many questions about a number of former Presidents  and how they achieved their position, not the least of which is LBJ.  But there is no historical comparison to what is going on now. 


Today we have Barack Hussein Obama – a man who adamantly denies most of what has been written about him, despite the facts, and who for some reason, won’t touch, and is unwilling to acknowledge that he is not Black African but black Arab.  What has he to hide?


Today we have this man of many secrets, many contradictions, with negativity swirling around him who is the possible if not likely next President.  We have a man who has ‘raised’ over $600 million (over ½ billion dollars!) – and while the laws do not limit how much one can raise or spend, it is a mind-boggling amount for a campaign.  He and his campaign claim that “average Joe’s” have been contributing in amounts under $200.  But of course the numbers don’t gel!  He claims 2.5 million individual contributors, but over 600,000 entries (donation list) show donations in excess of $4250 (maximum allowed by individual), or in odd amounts rarely seen by any fund raiser – such as $ 983.52, or $1106.04.  Obama has refused to provide the Election Commission with the majority of details or names of contributors.   Most who have evaluated the minimal records provided indicate the numerous ‘odd’ entries suggest foreign donations being converted to dollars. 


US Election Law prohibits foreign donations.  US Election Law prohibits individual donations in excess of $4250.  US Election Law prohibits a non-natural-born citizen from running for US President. 


Mr. Obama, as has been reported by various media outlets and commentators, has direct ties to many people from the Middle East and Africa.  (note – many people do not realize that there are more Arab countries in Africa than there are Black African – check  your map). 


Obama’s long relationship with Kahalid Al Monsour is a pipeline to the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, who has vast financial resources.  They are NOT friends of America.  They finance terrorist activities around the world, and support any action that will eliminate Israel. 


So, what if – what if  Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Al Monsour’s business partner who Monsour counsels, and whom Obama knows – what if this prince has been funneling millions of dollars into the campaign???  It is now estimated that ‘foreign donations’ could be a low of $30 million to a high of $150 million.  That much money buys a lot of clout and influence!


Some media in the UK and even Africa, have indicated that Obama is nothing more than a puppet, whose strings are being pulled by one or more people/groups.  There is the feeling that his ‘credentials’ (of Black Arab father, Muslim, white mother), made him the perfect candidate to groom.  This all sounds like a conspiracy – but what if??


If Arab/Islamic nations wanted revenge, and/or control over the US, what better way to achieve it?  Foster crisis, up the oil prices to a gut-wrenching level, and put into place a man of mystery whose background is almost a blank slate.  A man who has been indoctrinated into communism, socialism, radicalism for his entire life – a perfect foil to offer up to the American people – young, nice looking, calm, serene, with a glibness that enables him to shoot from the hip.


But think about this –  if you KNEW you were going to win, would not that enable you to swagger with confidence, speak with calm confidence, and make outrageous promises?  In 2007, in front a group of ‘community organizer’ organizations such as Acorn, Obama told them (the video is on the Web and I paraphrase)   Before my inauguration I will travel the country to meet with you, get your input so you can help me craft a plan for my Administration”   The man was trailing the primary at that point. 


IF, as I suspect, we have sold out the White House – it is not a piece of real estate we have lost, but the Republic.  It is not just the house but our economy, way of life, and most of all FREEDOM.  The price of the White House is one we can’t afford to give up.

To save the Republic we must pull together and support McCain.  He is an open book, dedicated to preserving Democracy, and eliminating the waste and corruption – in Congress and on Wall Street.


America needs to truly VET Obama NOW – get all the rumors and questions clearly answered – not by way of Obama’s denials, but by reality of fact, figures, documents.  Meanwhile, John McCain and Sarah Palin can and will keep us safe and reform our government which desperately needs it.


As Joe Biden said this weekend at a fundraiser, (again paraphrased) – “Be assured that within 6 months, Obama, the next President will be tested with a major world crisis, one created, like the testing of John Kennedy.  Mark my words and remember this date when I tell you that a crisis of the next Administration is coming”


There is a red storm coming – can we afford to have an untried, untested man in office to manage it?  NO !

International experts are now talking about new military build-up in China, new moves by terrorists groups with indicators they are planning a much bigger attack than 9/11, and Russia is flexing Communist-like muscle.  We can’t afford a young inexperienced man to be ‘tested’ in such uncertain, dangerous times.

Is America Brain Dead? (or – just buried in denial?)

October 20, 2008

I just finished watching the second installment of the one-hour program about Obama.  I was happy they brought out some of the information I have found and written about, and even more grateful the program offered new information – the only person referenced I had not found out about is Frank Marshall Davis, communist, anti-American and life-long mentor to Obama. 


It is truly mind-boggling that there is anyone in this country who is not at the very least skeptical, more rightly, outraged and/or terrified – about Obama having been nominated, much less with a good shot at the Presidency!  How can Americans watch and listen to the many reports on Obama and not be afraid?  I simply do not understand – there has likely never been a time in our history when a candidate for President has had so much negative information surrounding him.  Never before has anyone been exposed for such radical beliefs and associations as Obama.  Never before has one with so little validation of their past campaigned much less been nominated.  We can’t even verify his birth place!  He refuses to say what hospital he was born in, or to provide a hospital-issued birth certificate! 


There is only one other president whose dark history should have prevented him from taking office, but the facts about him did not come out till he left office!  We have the advantage of knowledge, and numerous analysts, reporters, and private citizens have dug deep to find answers to the list of questions that persist about this man. 


I believe at first everyone was taken with his ‘presentation’ and words.  I know I was.  But when basic information was avoided, when questions were not answered, or when lies were given – why haven’t most Americans stopped and said WHAT?  It’s not all yet known but more than enough is known to make this man the most frightening threat to our democracy ever. 


My questions are – when did so many Americans turn socialist?  When did so many people start embracing Marxism?  When did so many of us lower our standards of evaluation and merit to accept scandal, radicalism, and lies as the benchmark upon which to choose?  When did experience become passé and inconsequential for a new President?  When did denial become the foundation of thought? 


The day will come – perhaps too late – when people will finally accept all that has been told as fact, and they will feel betrayed.  The day may come when their betrayal becomes outrage and they scream for justice.  But there will be no justice that can possibly match the deceit and betrayal, or the damage done. 


Contrary to Roosevelt’s comment, we DO have MUCH to FEAR besides FEAR – a long list actually:  mediocrity, Big Brother, loss of most all freedoms if not all, equality in reduction of quality of life, government providing (and government taking), radical thought prevailing over common sense, manipulation, control of communication, rampant crime, decline of education, inflation, out of control spending, increased taxes (yes, get real people), broken promises, and control of free speech (no criticism of the administration). 


In case this does not sound familiar, it is the state of Marxism – a ‘new’ form but more distasteful and disastrous!  I refer you to the Cloward Piven Strategy – google it – there you will find what is ahead (it is the common denominator between Obama and his buddies and favored organizations)


Rev. Wright  — preaches anti-Americanism, Obama in church for 20 years, close friends

Ralia Odinga – cousin, Kenyan Muslim and PM, murderer/terrorist


(photo of post-election violence, part of the genocide and terrorizing conducted by Odinga)


Frank Marshall Davis – Communist poet, radical anti-American and life-long mentor

Rezko – real estate developer in prison for fraud, forgery and more; from Middle East

Bill Ayres / Bernadine Dohrn — radical domestic terrorists with current radical agenda – Marxist – education agenda to promote radical racial activism, communist theory

Khalid Al Monsour – anti-American/anti-Jewish, tied to most heavy hitters in Middle East (former Black Panther, counsels Saudi Royal Family)  (aka Don Warden)

Rev. Pflager – radical pastor preaching anti-Americanism

Louis Farrakhan – anti-American/anti-Jewish, head of Nation of Islam

NUMEROUS staff employees who are members of the Nation of Islam (radical anti-American org)

Rashid Khalidi – former PLO and Arafat aide, praised by Obama as recently as 2003

Saul Alinsky – father of community organizer activism – wrote Rules for Radicals (see below)

Mohammed Hasan Chandoo – from Pakistan, wealthy, college roommate of Obama, now manages online donations for Obama

Percy Sutton – millionaire radical community activist in NY, helped get Obama into Harvard

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal – Saudi Royal – anti-American (blamed US for 9/11), offered $10 million to Giuliani with demands of US govt. Giuliani found repugnant; partner with Al Monsour, reported to have financially backed Obama (puppet?)


This is a partial list of people who have been in and around Obama some extended period of years, from 10 to 35.  They all share commonalities – radicalism, anti-Americanism, and layers of similar connections with others, as well as with each other.  I ask YOU – how many extreme radicals or anti-Americans do YOU KNOW?  How many do your friends know?  My guess is NONE.


It should be noted that there are over 2 million ‘donors’ that Obama has refused to disclose, with many oddities about the contributions (notably donations made in odd numbers such as $4102.36), which suggests conversion from foreign currency.  Some records have been investigated, and it is estimated that between $31 million and $64 million has come from foreign sources, and depending on other factors, it could be as much as $150 million.  You can bet that there would be many ‘strings’ attached to that foreign money.


While Alinsky died before Obama came to Chicago, Alinsky’s theories and agenda form the basis of the Black Panthers, SDS, American Communists and all other radical organizations.  In his prologue of Rules for Radicals he states:


“There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don’t encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let’s not let it happen by default.”[4]

There is a nutshell is the core of Obama’s approach, making allowances for changes from 1971 to 2008.

Well, I guess if so many people are in such denial and vote this guy into office, then the country is getting what it deserves. 







Obama’s Web of Association

October 19, 2008

Obama’s connections (some of them) have been discussed in a minimal way in various news media outlets.  Obama’s denials and explanations have been disengenuous at best – essentially he has lied!  But there are far more worrisome connections not mentioned, and a web of inter-connection that is disturbing.  The following information has been the result of many many hours of laborious research, verified within at least 2 sources. 

The following is a list of individuals and groups that are part of the Obama web, which is complex, spread wide and deep, with various people inter-connected with each other, and many with roots in Harvard (what has Harvard been teaching for the last 30 years?)

The early role of ACORN (previously known as NWRO) was to overload the welfare system with new applications, thus creating havoc and economic crisis.  Their belief was that if they could create chaos, they could attain power and inroads. 

1.    Deepak Bhargava (born in India, age – late 30s to early 40s, graduate of Harvard, radical activist, worked for Acorn at same time Obama did.  He is one of Acorn’s lobbyists involved in pushing certain Democrats to create the low/no income loans via Fannie and Freddie.  He directs an organization that has done work with minorities, financially supported by Robert Kennedy Jr., and is now active in ‘training’ immigrants to fight against interference of their illegal status.  He and his organization are involved with dozens of other similar organizations.

2.   George Wiley, in 60s a leader in the National Welfare Rights Org. (activists that invaded welfare offices often violently, threatening social workers), from which ACORN evolved with Wade Rathke who was also founder of Students for Democratic Society (supporting draft dodgers).  Wade has headed Acorn for over 3 decades, and has his hands into a vast array of other like organizations, including a national movement to STOP Wal-Mart from expanding.  While he espouses concern for workers and the underprivileged, his own vast number of workers have brought endless lawsuits against Acorn for abuse, threats, harassment, and retribution against those who have tried to organize themselves into their own labor union because of their low wages and no benefits.  Wade has dealt harshly with each such incident, despite lawsuits.  The first major center for Acorn was Chicago which remains one of its largest chapters.  It ‘trains’ community organizers, and it is where Obama both learned and instructed.

3.   William Ayres – former member of 60’ Students for Democratic Society, friend of Wade Rathke since then.  Tom Hayden also a member of SDS, and ally.  And it should be noted that Ayres has been a long-time friend and ally of Rev. Wright, as well as the Booths and others listed here.  Ayres is not an educational reformer, but possesses a radical view of how children’s minds should be manipulated.  He believes children should challenge authority (even parents), and that they should be taught how to thwart authority.  He promotes anti-American views and accounts of history.  He does not believe in standard teachings of history, math and English, favoring a program that let’s kids do whatever they want.  He also promotes activism as a part of his teachings.  Obama has relied on Ayres to advise in matters of education, and of course supported Ayres and his educational concepts by funneling money into various organizations Ayres favors.

4.   Citizen Action and Citizen Services – both organizations are ‘sub’ groups of Acorn, and go back in connection to Heather and Paul Booth – part of the SDS.  Citizen action gave Citizen Services just under $500,000 for “campaign consulting” while at the same time Obama gave the same Citizen Services $840,000, both to serve the onslaught of new voter registration. Nearly 300 ‘sub’ groups of Acorn are all listed at the same New Orleans address, despite claims by Obama and Acorn that such organizations are not connected.

5.   Saul Alinsky Mastermind behind ‘community organizers’ movement that started in Chicago during the Depression – his more radical concepts serve as a foundation for other radicals mentioned herein.

6.   Maude Hurde – President of Acorn, who has pronounced great pride in Acorn’s accomplishments in pushing for sub-prime loans by Freddie and Fannie.  She also submitted a demand to the Senate indicating exactly what she wanted the $700 billion to be used for (and at that time, Acorn was to receive 20% of any profits realized by the bailout).

7.   Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven – professors in the 60s of Sociology at Columbia U.  Their teachings, known as the “Cloward Piven Strategy” have served as the basic foundation of the Ayres/Acorn/Obama philosophy, and the actions of hundreds of allied organizations.  The philosophy:  seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”  “Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,”

When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.

It is the CP Strategy that has been the guideline of Acorn from the beginning when turning out masses of welfare applicants.  It is at the core of their strategy to add hundreds of thousands to voter registration, creating chaos. 

One can now wonder about the string of events over the last few years, to swell the economy with bad mortgages that would create economic crisis and the threat to a capitalistic society.  There would appear to be a strong connection, in philosophy as well as action.

Their article called for “cadres of aggressive organizers” to use “demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.” Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of “a federal program of income redistribution,” in the form of a guaranteed living income for all — working and non-working people alike.

SOUND FAMILIAR?  Note:  the NRWO with Wiley was the first effort of Cloward and Piven to begin their revolution.

“The flooding succeeded beyond Wiley’s wildest dreams,” writes Sol Stern in the City Journal.  “From 1965 to 1974, the number of single-parent households on welfare soared from 4.3 million to 10.8 million

 Giuliani accused the militant scholars by name, citing their 1966 manifesto as evidence that they had engaged in deliberate economic sabotage of New York.

8.    George Soros  Hungarian-born Jewish immigrant to the UK, later to the US.  Billionaire (hedge funds) supporter of left movements.  He adamantly believes in socialized medicine due to his experience of having a broken leg treated for free in England, while the Jewish community did not make such an offer.  He is now anti-Jewish and pro socialist. 

Soros hates Bush, and put up  $50 million (raised another $25 million) to defeat Bush in 04.  He donates millions to (liberal organization that is part Annenberg).  Soros hosted a fund raising event for Obama in his 2004 campaign for ILL legislature.  They have met many times, and Soros continues to back Obama.  He is supportive of Hamas, against Israel.  He gives enormous financial support to dozens of leftist organizations including ACLU, Acorn, Amnesty Int., and several organizations that support illegal immigrants, open borders, and unlimited immigration.  Soros continually exhibits anti-American rhetoric and attitude, and is responsible for the ad calling General Petraeus (General Betray Us) and the numerous campaigns of character assassination of Republicans.  Soros invests billions into political efforts to sway the Senate, public opinion, activism – some regard him as owning the Democratic Party lock stock and barrel.  

He spends a good deal of time orchestrating foreign public opinion AGAINST the US – writing articles, giving interviews, funding propaganda campaigns etc.  He seeks to get the US to stop further action against those who are involved in jihad, and to sever the alliance between Israel and the US. 

9.    Acorn – Much has already been written about Acorn, but it springs from, or includes associations with all the above people.  In the early 90s, and I quote from, “ACORN, Project Vote and Human SERVE — set to work lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993. The Motor-Voter bill is largely responsible for swamping the voter rolls with “dead  wood” — invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people –– thus opening the door to the unprecedented  levels of voter fraud and “voter disenfranchisement” claims that followed in subsequent elections.”

“The new “voting rights” coalition combines mass voter registration drives –– typically featuring high levels of fraud –– with systematic intimidation of election officials in the form of frivolous lawsuits, unfounded charges of “racism” and “disenfranchisement,” and “direct action” (street protests, violent or otherwise). Just as they swamped America’s welfare offices in the 1960s, Cloward-Piven devotees now seek to overwhelm the nation’s understaffed and poorly policed electoral system. Their tactics set the stage for the Florida recount crisis of 2000, and have introduced a level of fear, tension and foreboding to U.S. elections heretofore encountered mainly in Third World countries.”

Over the last 15 years Acorn has been involved in untold lawsuits from various states, regarding charges of fraud in registration and voting.  Now, 2 weeks before we vote, Acorn is once again overloading key states with fraudulent registration forms – forms they have had and sat on for the last year or more.  600,000 in one state, 200,000 in another; more than 1 million so far.

It should be noted that Acorn, with the help of key Senators (Dodd, Reid, Obama and others) arranged a deal with the government whereby they are paid (handsomely) to create low income housing, or to fix up old structures for low income residents.  Their deal enables them to hold the title to the properties and without oversight, they require the ‘owner’ to invest sweat equity into the building or remodeling.  Once done and they move in, they are required to pay Acorn monthly for the home (that the government already paid them for).  If they default, they walk away and Acorn remains the owner of the house. 

With so much money surrounding the Democrats overall campaigning in the US – most of which we don’t even know about, there is more than enough money to throw at the ‘problem’ areas, people, etc. 

10.    Jennifer Brunner, Secy of State, Ohio – regarded as the most partisan politician in Ohio, she has been in office for almost 2 years, but involved in state voting issues for several years.  She had promised to make sure the state did not have another voting day crisis as they did in 2000 and 2004.  However, she reversed various orders by her predecessor, and had created a variety of rules and procedures to hamper the process rather than relieve it.  She has received ‘consultation’ from Acorn (big surprise), and is presently not allowing absentee ballots for McCain to be counted, because they misprinted an extra check box on their form.  Several people in the state indicate that her actions have been taken directly mar and hamper the upcoming election day, with unquestionable favor toward the Democratic party.

11.  Mike Klonsky –  – he is in his 60s, a friend of Bill Ayres, is co-founder of the Small School Project in Chicago with Bill Ayres. Of course that is the same “project” that Obama funded (in 1997) while he and Ayres were on the Annenberg Challenge board. Klonsky is a lifetime Communist – his father was arrested for his Communist work in the 1950s. Mike Klonsky has been the ‘guest’ of the Mao government in Communist China on several occasions, counseling them on how to ‘win’ against America.


This is by no means the whole list – but it is (I believe) sufficient to reflect accurately on just who Obama is, what his beliefs are, how he operates, and who he has surrounded himself with over the last 25 years.

Add to this complex network, the associations with Odinga, Hamas, Al Monsour and others, and it is a disturbing collection with an obvious agenda. 

(2006 – Obama in Kenya campaigning for Ralia Odinga) 


In addition to known associations, we have a situation where Obama has raised hundreds of millions dollars.  Already seen in computer records under the small ($250 and under) donations, are bogus names (something like “wpwe ablvetu”).  He has refused to release a list of major donors and his donation program online is handled by his 2 school chums from Pakistan.  There is a STRONG indication that a great deal of money has come in to that online area from Middle East sources. 

Obama hides most of his associations, but of those exposed, he is non-apologetic.  The most alarming aspect of this ‘list’ is that they are all aligned in a radical philosophy, with ties to Cloward and Piven, and Soros.  These people have a strong agenda that has become a manifesto followed to the letter by dozens of organizations, notably Acorn.  Even Obama’s campaign and comments seem aligned with the teachings of Cloward and Piven. 

Based on the philosophy of these two, and the actions of this list (people and organizations) should be cause for everyone to stop and re-assess their thinking about Obama.  Acorn vehemently denies wrong-doing, but they are at the absolute CORE of 20 years of wrong-doing, including their manipulation of our government to create the explosion of our economy and the housing debacle.  Look at their beginnings, practices of intimidation and violence, manipulation, and how they adhere to the Cloward Piven Strategy and you have a company reeking of corruption and intent to bring down America as a capitalistic nation. 

We have EVERYTHING we ‘know’ and ‘believe’ at risk – as well as our futures, security, and FREEDOM. 

DEBATE – The Implications

October 16, 2008

The debates are over – mercifully.  There is no question that John McCain is not an orator.  He has not had training and his mannerisms don’t do him any favors.  Obama is smooth – slick – glib – cool.  So what does it all mean?  First of all, McCain speaks from the heart, I truly believe that.  He will FIGHT for all Americans and for this country’s future.  He is less effective in conveying his message than is Obama.

Obama with all his slickness, coolness and glibness, remains a huge risk.  I am of course biased as a result of my research.  But I am going to stick with his comments and his ‘plan’ and not delve into his background, for the purpose of these comments.  I would like to say that I found his smirks and snickering at just about every comment made by McCain to be arrogant, disrespectful, and very childish.  It reminded me of a teacher confronting an obnoxious teen, giving him or her a firm dressing down.  The teen laughs, shrugs shoulders and essentially blows the teacher off. 

Obama proposes taxation increases – in all categories (business, inheritance, death, capital gains etc.)  Last night he squarely placed a target on the backs of small business owners, represented by Joe the Plumber.  What is clear is that a person with a small business who desires to expand (hire more employees, sell more product or service, open an additional location, acquire more equipment to increase production) will find themselves hit hard by increased taxes.  If you have been able to do $250,000 a year in business (which as gross sales is not much), and you want to strive for $500,000 in gross sales.  You need to do one or more of the items listed to increase annual numbers.  What will happen is that with each employee you add, your tax rate will go up.  It will continue to go up with the addition of each person.   You will find yourself having to cut back, lay people off, because an increase of $50,000 in taxes equals one employee. 

This approach to taxation sends a clear message that if you work hard, do well, achieve financial success, you will be penalized.  Moreover, your work, investment of time and money, the work of your employees, and all the sacrifices you had to make along the way, will now have some portion of it all allocated to the poor.  It sounds nice, compassionate.  But is it fair?  I do not think so.  Contrary to what the Bible teaches, all men are not created equal in their ability to work and generate income.  Some people are lazy.  Some people do not have the temperment to work for themselves.  Some people are not blessed with sufficient IQ, while others did not apply themselves when in school.  Of the full range of poor, there is a percentage who are simply incapable – due to physical, mental, or circumstancial situations.

There is NOTHING positive to be gained by giving yet more handouts to those who are generational welfare recipients.  They are not likely to ever get off the dole because that is all they know.  We already foster the condition, so why make it worse, at the expense of small business people?

Contrary to what Obama says, couples who earn over $45,000 WILL be taxed higher.  Singles who earn over $32,000 will be taxed higher.  If you think that Obama can give you ‘free’ health care, and all the other promised programs without across-the-board tax increases, you are living in a cloud. 

Redistribution of wealth is the Communist ‘way’ – except that as with Communists, those in power had plenty of money and all it buys, and then there was everyone else.  Essentially what is good for the goose (who promises to lay the golden egg), is not good for the gander (everyoen else). 

One of the best and more relevant sayings that fit this situation is “TALK IS CHEAP”   Obama can say anything, claim anything, promise anything, deny anything – it costs him nothing, assures him that many will believe him, and in turn that he can get elected.  But when it’s time for the pedal to hit the metal, you can be assured that all the talk will evaporate, and we will be left with excuses, explanations of ‘why not’ and evaporation of all promises. 

If you buy into what Obama promises, you will be in for a huge shock and disappointment.  It may be that he believes what he is telling us.  It may be that he believes it can all be done (despite economists who have run the numbers and say it’s impossible).  But our economic situation is such that any of his promises are impossible.

McCain on the other hand is  promising to clean up government and hack away at the waste.  One can fathom how much waste there is in Washington – via our various agencies, and in Congress.  Billions of dollars in waste.  It is the reform of government that is our most critical need, and from there falls a solution to so many other things.  If McCain could do just that (and keep us safe) in 4 years, he would have made one of the greatest contributions to this country in the last 50 years, if not longer.

From that reform would flow many possibilities, not the least of which would be serious reduction of our deficit, and establishing policies and procedures that make it impossible for reckless spending to continue.

Republicans are being blamed for the economic mess we are in.  No amount of fact seems to alter that perception.  Yes the FACTS tell a very different story.  Democrats are known to be out of control spenders – always have been, always will be.  However, Republicans have been in that mix too.  But this is NOT, repeat NOT a Republican-fostered problem. 

Imagine what is going to happen without any checks and balances – with a Democrat controlled House and Senate and a Democrat-controlled Administration????  Utter and outrageous spend party.  Our debt will blow sky high, from which we shall never recover.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS TO CLEAN UP OUR GOVERNMENT; KEEP TAXES LOW AND STEADY; KEEP US SAFE FROM TERRORISTS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL).  John McCain is the only man of these two who can get that job done.  Sarah Palin will help him do it, and John will surround himself with a Cabinet and agency heads that are the best, without regard to party.