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The Transparency of Obama’s Malignity

Opportunities repeatedly have been overlooked by
the media and even by many blog news sites to more properly assess the true
motivations of President Barack Hussein Obama, based on his character, policies,
behavior and public mien. The scandal that has erupted
over MIT economics professor Jonathan
Grub’s remarks
during a panel discussion about the machinations behind
getting Obamacare drafted, and then enacted in Congress and signed by Obama,
can serve as an important guide to what Obama is “all about.” Judicial
focuses on the “transparent” contempt Gruber has for Americans:
esteemed college professor who served as one of Obamacare’s key architects has
admitted that a “lack of transparency” helped the administration pass
the disastrous healthcare law, which is facing a number of legal challenges.
a scandalous confession for an administration that has repeatedly vowed to be
the most transparent in history. The information comes straight from Jonathan Gruber,
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) economist who served as a
technical consultant to the Obama administration during the Affordable Care
Act’s (Obamacare) design. Gruber was recorded during a panel and the video recently surfaced and has been making the rounds
on the internet.
bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate
as taxes,” Gruber says. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill
dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that.  In terms of risk rated
subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in
– you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it
would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of
the American voter or whatever
, but basically that was really really
critical for the thing to pass…” (Italics

Gruber’s bragging
– and, incidentally baring his decrepit, rotten soul about how he helped to
push through the intentionally
deceitful ACA
– serves as an overture to an assessment of Obama’s own soul.
Let us count the ways Obama has been spared – nay, let off the hook – by contemporary
assessments of his character, his motives, and his means and ends. He has been
called these things, even by his own supporters, by critics hesitant to pass
the final judgment on him:
Short-sighted, clueless, wrong-headed, dumb, inexperienced, ineffectively
, delusional, negligent, an impotent moral relativist, out-maneuvered
by pros
, reckless, feckless, prodigal, failed, a narcissist, cold, glib, out of touch, opaque, grasping, dismissive, a well-intentioned idealist, amateurish,
distracted, tactless, fumbling, incompetent, arrogant, misunderstood, more sinned against than sinning, ham-fisted, heartless, indelicate, manipulative, manipulated,
fraud, Putin’s poodle, China’s patsy,
racist, lackadaisical, Anglophobic,  power-luster,
veteran of verisimilitude, doyen of dissimilation, abusive, self-defeating, self-wounding
In describing the character of Obama one could
compile a veritable Roget’s International
of terms that would apply exclusively to Obama. It would contain
no antonyms. Let’s mention some
of his more notorious legislative and executive orders since he assumed office
in 2009. To date, the White House lists nearly ninety
of Acts he has signed, ten to a page. To date, he has issued twenty
of executive orders, also ten to a page.
for Clunkers
.” (His very first Executive Order.)
subsidizing of Solyndra and other failed companies.
approval of the Keystone Pipeline. The attack on coal and the one-sided “pact”
agreed on with the Chinese
dictatorship to reduce “greenhouse emissions”
founded on a bogus “climate change” and environmentalist ideology.
the IRS to punish or silence organizations that oppose his policies.
continued profligacy of TARP,
enacted under George W. Bush’s administration.
denigration of the Constitution and the Founders.
removal of all mentions of Islam and Muslims from FBI counter-terrorism
training materials. Many police departments have followed suit, under pressure
from CAIR and other Muslim advocacy groups.
and Furious.” Retaining and supporting a lawless and perjured Attorney General,
Eric Holder.
lawless shenanigans of Kathleen Sebelius, the former and disgraced HHS
Justice Department data mining and monitoring of journalists.
core affinity with Islam and his venomous hatred of Israel.
and Hillary Clinton.
deliberate alienation of our former allies.  
desire to regulate
the Internet
, and speech, especially political speech, and most especially
the speech of those who are critical of Islam, Muslims, and that ideology of
2012 United
Nations address
. “The future must not belong to those who slander the
Prophet of Islam.”
of 2009.
unconstitutional declaration of war against Libya. HIs supplying “moderate”
jihadists with arms and money in Syria.
amnesty plans for thousands of illegal aliens.
policy of abetting the invasion of this country by Muslims.  
refusal to close the U.S.-Mexican border against an orchestrated invasion of
this country by illegals and
 His habitual bypassing of Congress using
Executive Privilege to enact the laws of his preference.
willingness to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
deliberate humiliation of the U.S. in bowing to the obese head savage in Saudi
Arabia, his subservience to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and the deference he has paid
to other autocrats, such as Hugo Chavez.
conscious lies, equivocations, and obfuscations.
Need I go on? See this list, published July 2013,by
, for more of Obama’s depredations. The author notes:
it’s important to note that many of these are not “scandals” in the
typical sense, but rather the machinations of an imperial president who seeks
to “rule” over his “subjects,” without their consent. 

Don’t expect Obama to suddenly grow a conscience and constrain himself, meaning
this list is destined to grow larger.

The list of criminal commissions by Obama together with his numerous scandals
is longer than that which our Founders itemized in the Declaration
of Independence
against George the Third.
My assessment of Obama is that he is evil incarnate. He hates this country
and everything about it. He hates Americans, especially if they’re white. He is
self-programmed to destroy as much of the country it is in his power to. There
is virtually nothing that he has done since occupying the White House that
isn’t meant to advance his agenda. I would go so far as to say that even his
notorious golfing episodes and inexplicable and unexplained absences during
major crises are part and parcel of that agenda. It’s his way of giving the
country his middle finger. That, and his multi-million dollar vacations to Hawaii
and Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. He flaunts his taxpayer-paid “life style” like
Miley Cyrus flaunts
her backside
to cheapen sex. Obama’s purpose is to cheapen the country and
diminish the stature of America, not only in the world’s eyes, but in the eyes
of his “fellow” Americans.
No one seems to be willing to pass the ultimate, most
damning judgment on Obama: That he is evil.
What other conclusion can one reasonably reach?
That is as transparently
obvious as a photo of Obama in his golf togs. What other American president,
other than FDR, has launched a broad-based attack on this country – on the
Constitution, on Americans, on our liberties, on individual rights, on our
property and wealth, on our freedom, than Barack Obama, with a consistent,
demonstrable hostility for everything this country is and stands for?  But even FDR, for all his grave faults, did
not set out to destroy this country as Obama has and will continue to for the
next two years.
Obama’s administration was ballyhooed to be the “most open and transparent” in
American history. Richard Epstein noted, in his Foreign Policy article of May
2013, “The
only thing transparent about the White House is its perverse penchant for secrecy.
very president who has pledged himself to the most open and transparent administration ever is now perceived
on all sides of the political spectrum as a secretive soul who skulks about in
the shadows, so sure of his own moral rectitude that he thinks that it is all
right to ignore the procedural safeguards that the U.S. Constitution wisely
puts in the path of less wise and omniscient presidents. Long ago, James
Madison warned in Federalist No. 10 that the Constitution had to be rigged
for bad times because it is in the nature of politics that “Enlightened
statesmen will not always be at the helm.” Madison’s time has come.
Ahlert, in his November 14th FrontPage
on a federally (or taxpayer) funded project to monitor politically
undesirable tweets on Twitter, wrote:
this story has reached critical mass at the same time President Obama revealed
he is intent on regulating the
Internet, reclassifying it as a utility in order to bring it under the
increasingly tighter yoke of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “To
put these protections in place, I’m asking the FCC to reclassify internet
service under Title II of a law known as the Telecommunications Act,”
Obama said in
a statement released Nov. 10. “In plain English, I’m asking [the FCC] to
recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of
everyday communication and everyday life.”
True. But the point is that Obama wants to control
the activities of most Americans in their everyday lives. He wants to reduce
Americans to the plight of Venezuelans under thug-enforced socialism, standing
in line for basic necessities they once took for granted, distributed by the
Despite all the evidence to the contrary about
Obama’s “good intentions,” the New York Times treats his penchant for secrecy
as though it were a juvenile prank. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, in her August 2014
article, “Behind
Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions
President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional
gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in
a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.
then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant
immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of
executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where
lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their cases
out of public view.
Obama’s increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on
issues including immigration, tax policy and gay rights has emboldened
activists and businesses to flock to the administration with their policy wish
the president first announced his intention to use his “pen and phone” to
advance his agenda during his State of the Union address in January, White
House officials have held weekly meetings to compile ideas from inside and
outside the administration.
some cases, the public has gotten a glimpse of the process, such as during a summit meeting on working families in June. More
often, though, the talks have occurred behind the scenes. Administration
officials have convened more than 20 so-called listening sessions this summer
alone on executive options for revising immigration policy, a White House
official said, declining to discuss the sessions in detail because the
conversations were private. (Emphasis mine.)
Private?? So much for transparency.
This is more Jonathan Gruber stand-up comic material.
president has been clear that he will use all of the tools at his disposal,
working with Congress where they are willing but also taking action on his own
where they aren’t, to expand opportunity for all Americans and help more
families share in our economy’s continued progress,” said Jennifer Friedman, a
White House spokeswoman.
Sounds like by-the-book Progressivism. The
Progressive agenda to command the dissolution of America, by pen and phone.
Obstructions to his will are regarded by Obama as inconvenient and unfair. And
probably racist
. He will not approve the Keystone Pipeline. He wants to
kill coal. He wants everyone to be dependent on his whim and on government
I had planned to end this column by presenting a
scenario in which the reader is witness to the horrors committed by Islam and
ISIS in the Mideast, and asking the reader to decide whether he was seeing evil
at work, Islam in its naked essence, an Islam with which, as I noted above, Obama
has a proven affinity.
But then I thought of something better, something
that would more clearly drive home my point that Obama is evil. It is a short
speech from Ayn Rand’s novel, The
what’s the most horrible experience you can imagine? To me—it’s being left,
unarmed, in a sealed cell with a drooling beast of prey or a maniac who’s had
some disease that’s eaten his brain out. You’d have nothing then but your
voice—your voice and your thought. You’d scream to that creature why it should
not touch you, you’d have the most eloquent words, the unanswerable words,
you’d become the vessel of the absolute truth. And you’d see living eyes
watching you and you’d know that the thing can’t hear you, that it can’t be
reached, not reached, not in any way, yet it’s breathing and moving there
before you with a purpose of its own. That’s horror. Well, that’s what’s
hanging over the world, prowling somewhere through mankind, that same thing, something
closed, mindless, utterly wanton, but something with an aim and a cunning of
its own.”*
Barack Obama doesn’t merely know something about that
drooling beast.
He is
that drooling beast.
*The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. 1943.
Bobbs-Merrill: Indianapolis-New York. pp. 352-353.


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  1. Michael Neibel

    What is really scary is the beasts's prey who look at the beast and don't see any threat to their lives. The beast's trainers have taught them that sacrifice is the moral good, that their only moral value is to give up their lives for nothing in return. The beast is about to collect those sacrifices.

  2. Mo

    The beast is the mindless mob that twice voted to fundamentally transform America.

    Zero knows what the beast wants; he heard its screamed desires in its recent refusal to vote.

  3. Edward Cline

    Mo: But the epitome of the beast is Obama himself.

  4. Teresa

    That is so. If only more people could see it as vividly and you and Rand.

  5. Edward Cline

    David left this comment on the Capitalism Magazine edition of this column:

    "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident, which everybody has decided not to see." ~ Ayn Rand

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