Sunday, December 14, 2014


It has been said about President Obama that you can take the man out of Chicago, but you can’t take Chicago out of the man. To some of his most avid supporters that is a slur against the president, but to any observant person who is watching what is going on in Washington, it is an apt description of what is actually happening. It seems like the lights are on in the White House, but nobody is home.

Back during the Presidential campaign in 2008, stories came out about the people who were associated with that obscure candidate out of Chicago called, Barack Hussein Obama. Most all of those personal contacts and friendships were with people from Chicago and with the notorious Daley political machine. The main stream media (except Fox News) pooh-poohed these relationships as meaningless as compared to the message “their” candidate was trying to deliver – meaning a total “transformation” of the United States of America, “ hope and change” were the words. To question him or his ideas meant that you were probably a “racist” and therefore not credible.

All of these nefarious Chicago relationships including Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an anti-Semite and black liberation preacher, Father Phleger, a radical Catholic priest, Bill Ayers an admitted unrepentant, domestic terrorist, Tony Rezko, a convicted felon who helped Obama buy his house, Louis Farrakhan, a white hating Black Muslim, Blago, the disgraced former Governor of Illinois, and his present and past close advisors in the White House, Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, William Daley and Valerie Jarrett, are all on the public record as being close to him as he rose up the ranks in the Chicago political machine. What a motley crew of radical extremists? Many might be called “red diaper babies” (as they were brought up in a Marxist/Socialist oriented households). In addition, Obama is a disciple of the late radical guru, Saul Alinsky, whose home base, was also in Chicago. He was the author of the book, “Rules for Radicals” which Obama used in becoming a “community organizer”, an ACORN trainer, as well as being used as a textbook for his classes at the University of Chicago, where he was a “lecturer” in the law department (not a professor as has been falsely attributed to him).

Once Obama was sworn in as President, he continued to add more Chicago cronies and radicals to his Administration including Van Jones, an avowed communist, Cass Sunstein, a far-left professor, Anita Dunn, an admirer of mass murderer Mao Tse-tung, Kevin Jennings, a gay activist in charge of school safety, and a host of other leftist ideologues named as presidential czars with no congressional oversight whatsoever.

The way things “got done” in Chicago seems to be the modus operandi of the current Obama Administration. The heavy-handed process of do as I say, not as I do, and leave no prisoners, and to marginalize any dissenters in order to shut them up, is the “Chicago-way” and now seems to be the “Washington- way” of doing things. That’s the way Obama, and his minions, are going against Fox News, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Conservative groups, and the insurance Co’s, and banks in trying to shut them up or shut them down. How un-American is that tactic? It seems that Obama is more inclined to wage war on Fox News and the coal industry than he is in waging war against Al-Queda, the Taliban, and ISIS. What a waste of presidential effort while our brave military men and women are in harms way in both Afghanistan and a small contingent left in Iraq as advisers. During the run-up to passage of Obamacare in 2009, it was reported that in order to get his health insurance “reform” measure passed in the Senate, the “Chicago-Way” of doing things politically was used to get some balking Senators to vote the “right- way”. Both Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Co.) were told, in no uncertain terms, to vote the “right-way” or they would lose funding for some state projects, and in Ben Nelson’s case, military base closings in Nebraska was mentioned if he voted the “wrong-way”. Mary Landrieu was offered $300 million dollars to use for projects in her state to vote the “right-way”. Is this political bribery? Of course it is, but what would you expect from a Chicago-bred politician. That’s business as usual. What a disgrace!

It seems that all President Obama is capable of doing, instead of meaningful acts and making firm policy decisions, is making speeches and attending fund-raisers around the country with his rhetoric laced with platitudes and fuzzy, warm feelings. It's all symbolism over substance. As the wise old saying goes – “Action speaks louder than words” doesn’t seem to apply to this Administration. His answer to everything is that he is trying to clean up the mess he inherited from the previous Administration – he takes no responsibility for the lousy things that have happened under his watch these past six years. The Bush Administration is the reason things are going downhill, not the policies and indecision of Obama. That’s leadership? Even former cabinet members and fellow Democrats are questioning his leadership skills (or lack thereof).

A big smile, lofty rhetoric and a nice family are not enough to get things done – we don’t need another “Chicago on the Potomac” – we need a president that can make decisions and take responsibility for his actions in an honest and open way. He is making Jimmy Carter look good in comparison – god forbid!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

In her “Opening Statement” segment on the Fox News Channel broadcast, “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Jeanine Pirro took aim at Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Judge Jeanine boldly stated to Feinstein, “You justify the drone killings of American citizens who have gone to work with al-Qaida, but we can’t water board al-Qaida themselves to save an American citizen?” Judge Jeanine blasted the partisan hack, Feinstein, for her “liberal naïveté”.

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Browning said...

The disgusting Feinstein stands up for Terrorists? She sat on her big behind and did nothing when Obama released over 30,000 illegal aliens who were convicted criminals into America. The big bully Feinstein wants the guns taken from your home. Meanwhile she is protected for life from the violent illegal aliens released into your neighborhood.

Alan Brice said...

Should we judge Barack Hussein Obama by the company he keeps? He has surrounded himself with most all flunky's from the City of Chicago, one of the most corrupt cities in the country. Don't you think this corruption would rub off on Obama, well what has happened since he took office, one scandal after another with cover-ups all over thew place, that's why the title of Chuck's editorial makes so much sense.

Unknown said...

It appears no one was left out of his rogues gallery except perhaps the 2 dogs in the nice family; but then again, they weren't from Chicago.

Anonymous said...

right on