Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mychal Massie writes about Obama; Affirmative action is racist; S&P getting government investigation into actions on mortgages

Monday August 08, 2011 by Mychal Massie - Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black
> Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in
> Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the
> Year
> by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally
> recognized political activist, pundit and columnist.  Following are some of his words:
Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would
> argue
> there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could
> entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying.
> But in the case of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn't only
> lie
> to cover his misdeeds – he lies to get his way. He lies to belittle others
> and to make himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his
> faith, his associations, his mother, his father and his wife. He lies and
> bullies to keep his background secret. His lying is congenital and
> compounded by socio-psychological factors of his life.
> Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such
> dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political
> figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his
> presidential
> predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled.
> Using
> Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.

American Thinker opines: Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back.  Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow.  Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action.  Yes, racist.  Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin -- that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.  And that is what America did to Obama.
True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be?  As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.  All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.  What could this breed if not the sort of empty  narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?
And what about his character?  Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles.  Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess.  It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.  But really, what were we to expect?  The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.  When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense.  It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes: The Justice Department is investigating whether the Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The investigation began before Standard & Poor's cut the United States' AAA credit rating this month, but it's likely to add to the political firestorm created by the downgrade, the newspaper said. Some government officials have since questioned the agency's secretive process, its credibility and the competence of its analysts, claiming to have found an error in its debt calculations.
Over the last year, we have seen absurd efforts to blame violent acts committed by people who had nothing to do with politics on politicians and activists who have nothing to do with violence. No matter: it is all about political opportunism.
In fact, however, we do have a political or quasi-political movement in the United States that in recent years has often resorted to violence: the union movement. To cite just one example, one of the terrible, little-known outrages of our modern history was the 1990 Greyhound bus strike, when union snipers fired on Greyhound buses across the country. There were at least 21 such incidents, in some of which passengers were shot. Union leaders, to my knowledge, were never punished for the armed guerrilla attacks they organized.
Another outburst of union violence occurred last week in Lambertville, Michigan. John King, who lives in Lambertville, owns a construction company called King Electrical Services which has the temerity to hire men and women who–like 93% of America’s private sector workers–do not belong to unions. This outrages union bosses who want either to force King’s employees to join unions against their will, or else drive King’s company out of business. Their preferred tactic to achieve these ends is low-level violence:

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