Author Topic: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness  (Read 675998 times)

DougMacG

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Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness
« Reply #1950 on: September 09, 2019, 10:46:41 AM »
Yes and the heated pool will be nice so you don't have to swim in the same wayers as the unwashed.

"private property owners cannot interfere with the public’s right to walk along the submerged lands that lie seaward of the low tide line. With few exceptions, they don’t own that land; the public does."
https://massrealestatelawblog.com/2012/07/20/footprints-in-the-sand-massachusetts-beach-access-law/

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President with millions
« Reply #1951 on: September 09, 2019, 03:17:15 PM »
what .

does he also have a spread in Chicago
so he can be close to Bill Ayers and look at the building of his shrine (against the wishes of the locals) , also?

Why stay in a Ritz Carlton when one can simply buy a house whenever one wants to go

I remember when the left gave Reagan grief when he gave a speech in Japan for 2 million.

Obamas make that much every 2 weeks now.

Peak net worth of presidents.
Jefferson must be the one who lost the most because he was serious debt before he died and Congress bought his library to give him some security . (first Pres library so to speak)

Grant of course went broke so Samuel Clemens published his auto biography - I am not sure if this was first book written by a president or not
  I am sure he didn't get 50 mill advance though.
And of course now they probably have teams of writers doing the real writing.

Net worth of presidents :

notice they still list Obama as 40 million ;  it is more like a 100 million .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_net_worth


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Gen Mattis speaks out about the Glibness
« Reply #1952 on: October 07, 2019, 08:09:50 AM »
Former President Obama is coming back in the news as the heat turns up on the FBI, CIA, FISA-gate issue gets investigated.  Also this story.  The media failed to get Gen Mattis to turn on President Trump but he did manage to drop a few bombshells on former Pres. Obama:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/act-of-war-mattis-says-obamas-inept-response-to-cafe-milano-bomb-plot-emboldened-iran

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/obama-swept-iran-terror-plot-under-the-rug.php

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis has a book coming out in which he is harshly critical of President Obama. Among other things, he recalls his dissent from Obama’s decision to pull troops out of Iraq prematurely, which had nearly-disastrous consequences. But this less well-known story about Iran is also noteworthy:

Mattis says Washington didn’t even inform him when Iran committed an “act of war” on American soil.

Mattis was CENTCOM commander at the time, responsible for our military posture vis-a-vis Iran.

The duty officer at his Tampa, Florida, headquarters on Oct. 11, 2011 told him that the attorney general and FBI director had held a press conference to announce the arrest of two Iranians who had planned a bomb attack on Cafe Milano, a high-end restaurant in Washington that was a favorite of the rich and famous, including Saudi Arabia’s ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir.

As Mattis writes, “Attorney General Eric Holder said the bombing plot was ‘directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government and, specifically, senior members of the Qods Force.’ The Qods were the Special Operations Force of the Revolutionary Guards, reporting to the top of the Iranian government.”
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“Had the bomb gone off, those in the restaurant and on the street would have been ripped apart, blood rushing down sewer drains. It would have been the worst attack on us since 9/11. I sensed that only Iran’s impression of America’s impotence could have led them to risk such an act within a couple of miles of the White House,” he writes. “Absent one fundamental mistake — the terrorists had engaged an undercover DEA agent in an attempt to smuggle the bomb — the Iranians would have pulled off this devastating attack. Had that bomb exploded, it would have changed history.”

Within the Obama administration, Mattis argued forcefully that the president needed to inform the public of this act of war and mobilize opinion in favor of strong action against Iran. But his advice went unheeded.

“Washington was not interested in my Zimmermann [telegram] analogy. We treated an act of war as a law enforcement violation, jailing the low-level courier,” Mattis writes.

Mattis later learned why Obama had gone so easy on the mullahs:

“In my view, we had to hold Iran to account and strike back when attacked. But there was a reason for the administration’s restraint. The administration was secretly negotiating with Iran, although I was not privy to the details at the time.”

Those negotiations would lead to the Iran nuclear deal, signed in 2015. Mattis is critical of the agreement, which President Trump withdrew from last year. “In my military judgment, America had undertaken a poorly calculated, long-shot gamble. At the same time, the administration was lecturing our Arab friends that they had to accommodate Iran as if it were a moderate neighbor in the region and not an enemy committed to their destruction,” Mattis writes. “As long as its leaders consider Iran less a nation-state than a revolutionary cause, Iran will remain a terrorist threat potentially more dangerous than Al Qaeda or ISIS.”

It is painful to think how much hilarity the mullahs in Teheran must have enjoyed at the expense of the incompetent President Obama.




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Cognitive Dissonance Glibness, "scandal free administration", IRS Targeting
« Reply #1953 on: October 30, 2019, 09:55:02 AM »
Reminiscing the tactics of Trump's predecessors.  What did Biden know and when did he know it?  Does he even know it now?   Does the MSM? 

IRS Targeting - 700 conservative groups were prevented from raising money and participating (against Obama's reelection and policies) by action / inaction of the federal bureaucracy, while the IRS commissioner was visiting the White House 500 times more often than his predecessor.
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Page 188 of the report claiming, "both liberal and conservatives groups received the same bad treatment and were targeted by the IRS" story:
https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/REPORT%20-%20IRS%20&%20TIGTA%20Mgmt%20Failures%20Related%20to%20501(c)(4)%20(Sept%205%202014,%209-9-14%20update).pdf

"104 conservative groups were asked 1552 questions.  7 liberal groups were asked a total of 33 questions.

100% of liberal group applications were approved."

[100% of conservative groups were denied approval over that time period.]

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/REPORT%20-%20IRS%20&%20TIGTA%20Mgmt%20Failures%20Related%20to%20501(c)(4)%20(Sept%205%202014,%209-9-14%20update).pdf

100% (all) of the 292 groups applying for tax-exempt status whose names contained "tea party", "patriot", or "9/12" were denied tax-exempt status for two years coming into Obama's reelection.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323873904578571363311816922

That's not the same bad treatment for right and left.
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What is missing from a valid Nazi analogy to the Obama administration is that the government did not then go out and kill them when they submitted opposition group applications.

All of this swept under the rug by even our side.   (

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Michelle -
« Reply #1954 on: November 01, 2019, 01:32:22 PM »

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Obama: don't do crazy shit
« Reply #1955 on: November 17, 2019, 05:21:37 AM »
 :roll:

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/15/obama-2020-voters-crazy-stuff-071248

translation :

it is ok but just don't say it . pretend like he did for 8 yrs that your a moderate that you compromise

while all the time appoint lib activist judges convert the entire nation to Obamacare on the road to single payer, weaken our military, and executive orders every day, expand identity politics and more

shoving *your crazy stuff* down our throats.



 




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Obama not the well loved Pres he thinks he was/is
« Reply #1957 on: November 26, 2019, 03:11:29 PM »
he was after the initial good will period not exactly that popular:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

indeed his numbers are not much better than Trump's

most Americans certainly did not like what he was feeding us that is for sure.
The Blacks would have left him too if he was not the first one.

and he won over two weak candidates  McCain and Romney
Like Clinton beat a weak candidate (Dole) his second term.
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25 Impeachable Obama Scandals
« Reply #1958 on: December 07, 2019, 11:17:38 PM »

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Glibness publisher quid pro quo
« Reply #1959 on: December 12, 2019, 07:53:58 AM »
The president who never had a scandal:

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/obama_gave_commoncore_contract_to_publisher_got_65_million_book_deal_in_return.html#.Xe5qdRtb5d4.facebook

Obama gave Common Core contract to publisher, got $65-million book deal in return?
By Monica Showalter
As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once penniless President Obama, who left public office a very, very rich man.

He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread.  At some point, you've made enough...but not him.

Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals.  No bribery there, right?

Well, ahem...

According to Investment Watch (IWB), something doesn't quite look right.

Obama gave Pearson Publishing $350 million to create Commoncore text and Pearson gave Obama a $65 million dollar book deal in return.

...and...

Pearson Publishing was paid for Commoncore but Penguin Random House Publishing did the Obama book deal. But there is commonality with the two:

From Wiki:

Penguin Random House was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of a £2.4 billion transaction between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann and Pearson, the parent companies, owning 53% and 47%, respectively.

In July 2017, Pearson agreed to sell a 22% stake in the business to Bertelsmann, thereby retaining a 25% holding.

That sounds like a classic bribe.  You give me this big contract, and I'll kick back some to you at a later date.  Chicago Way.  The book cash flowed to Obama in 2017.  Pearson, incidentally, seemed to lose money anyway, given the public distaste for Obama's federal takeover of education via Common Core, which extended to states cutting the program.

President Trump complained about the apparent quid pro quo last summer.

It's not the first time Obama has done things like this, either.  IWB notes that Obama's net neutrality stance benefited Netflix, and surprise, surprise, he got a lucrative deal with Netflix, too.


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President Grant's return on his autobiography
« Reply #1961 on: December 12, 2019, 04:06:32 PM »
which I read is considered very good:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Memoirs_of_Ulysses_S._Grant

published by Mark Twain.

Grant widow received $450,000 in 1885 dollars

worth about 30 times that today :

https://www.in2013dollars.com/1860-dollars-in-2017?amount = 13.5 million today