ON BEING A CROOK

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15, 2012

This was a tough one.  I couldn’t decide whether to title this article “On Being a Fraud” or “On Being a Crook.”  After much soul-searching and a quick check of Webster’s dictionary, the latter choice was selected since a crook is a more all-encompassing term.  Here’s Webster’s definition of a crook:

“…someone who has committed a crime…a person, who steals, cheats or is dishonest…”

As a lead-in to this article, I once again turned to Greek mythology and referred to the God Hermes.  He is the one God who practiced deceit and thievery almost from the moment of his birth.  There are some clear-cut analogies between Hermes and Barack Hussein Obama (BHO).

It is usually inappropriate and politically incorrect to call and refer to the President as a crook since the presidency is a powerful office that commands respect, due in part to President Washington.  He set a host of precedents in a wide variety of areas, including executive privilege that has endured because of his honesty and integrity.  In fact, unlike BHO, President Washington refused to favor friends, fellow party members, relatives, etc., in any financial matters or appointments.  But, unfortunately, this “favoring” policy aptly describes BHO.  And, since this is an election year, there is no reason why an individual like me, who loves his country, should not put all the cards on the table.

I’ve already proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that BHO is a liar.  The question is:  do lies fit into the category of a crook?  I think it does.  And the reason I bring it up is the Hollywood theatrics that took place at the Democratic National Convention last week.  Reality was nowhere to be found while lies were the order of the day.  The convention was infested with individuals who just told us one lie after the other.  All most of them did was lie.  At the top of the list was the Last Lady who had an epiphany of suddenly loving our country … now that her partner is President.  For me, these two now join Bill and Hillary in my Thoroughly Rotten Individuals Club.

My BHO “crook” file provided the material below.  Note that I chose to include BHO’s lies and fabrications as well as his associations and relationships with individuals/organizations that would fit in this “crook” category.

BHO:     “…my home teams.”

FACT:   There is nothing wrong with rooting for the Bears, Bulls, Black Hawks, etc., but let us not forget that he is a product of the most corrupt political system in the U.S.  And, let us not forget that BHO brought many of the key players of the Chicago Democratic machine to Washington to supposedly help clean up the corruption.  No doubt this is why BHO’s administration experienced numerous turnovers and has been repeatedly accused of improper, illegal and corrupt conduct.  Bottom line:  Yes, BHO is a CROOK…but he isn’t the only one.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check the proposed second stimulus bill.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check the first stimulus bill.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check his healthcare reform bill.

BHO:     Promised “tort reform.”

FACT:   Perhaps I missed it but I have nothing on tort reform.

BHO:     Promised to “eliminate lobbyists.”

FACT:   He had 11 on the government payroll at one time.

BHO:     Has successfully bribed American with “entitlements.”

FACT:   It will be very difficult to reverse these handouts.  There are 47 million (and counting) Americans on food stamps.  Don’t be surprised when the recipients start taking to the streets, ala Greece, Spain, Portugal, etc., for more giveaways.

BHO:     On “executive privilege.”

FACT:   BHO has set a list of negative precedents, unlike (as noted above) the high quality and honesty of most of President Washington’s earlier decisions.

BHO:     “No favors.”

FACT:   He has lowered the standard for future presidents.  I just finished a biography on George Washington.  As noted above, he absolutely refused to favor friends, associates or relations in making presidential appointments.  Most of BHO’s appointees are borderline crooks.

BHO:     Essentially refuses to comment on “ACORN,” an organization cited on numerous occasions for financial irregularities and voter registration fraud.

FACT:   He has essentially refused to discuss ACORN; apparently, it is off limits.

BHO:     “ACORN”

FACT:   He earlier served as an ACORN attorney.

BHO:     On Tony Rezko, “a friend.  Just a guy in the neighborhood.”

FACT:   A convicted felon.  BHO was apparently the recipient of a questionable sweetheart deal from Rezko.

BHO:     “I only saw Ron Blagojevich one time from a distance.”

FACT:   A blatant lie.  RB is also a convicted felon when he tried to sell BHO’s vacated senate seat to one of BHO’s associates.

BHO:     Eric Holder, “my Attorney General.”

FACT:   Holder negotiated an executive pardon at President Clinton’s request for Marc Rich, who was a fugitive from justice.

BHO:     “My Attorney General.”

FACT:   BHO continues to support Holder despite Holder’s lying under oath, being indicted by the House on his refusal to honor subpoenaed information on the “Fast and Furious” fiasco, and refusing to discuss the source of the leaks of highly classified documents.

BHO:     “My Attorney General.”

FACT:   BHO supports Holder’s attempt to overturn voter photo ID laws.

BHO:     His “Car Czar,” Steve Rattner.

FACT:   Rattner successfully bribed numerous elected officials.

BHO:     “I will cut waste.”

FACT:   Not according to the recent exposés on a host of lavish conferences.  I believe heads would have rolled with any other President, even Carter.

BHO:     “I don’t approach this from a partisan or ideological perspective.”

FACT:   This is what he promised the American people.  What were the stimulus, healthcare, etc. bills?”

BHO:     “Entitlements.”

FACT:   Many of the entitlements are today simply financial bribes by BHO.

BHO:     Acknowledges the “financial and budgetary matters.”

FACT:   BHO’s involvement with financial and financial-related matters fit in the “CROOK” category.  Why do we have deficits if he is against deficits?  Why do we have high taxes if he is against high taxes?  Why do we have no federal budget if he is responsible for the federal budget?  Why hasn’t BHO revised the tax laws?  Why does he continue to refer to the economy and inflation to account for his failures?

BHO:     “Lawyers” and “lobbyists.”

FACT:   When one thinks of “CROOK,” do we not almost automatically think of lawyers…or perhaps lobbyists.  Whatever happened to BHO’s promises regarding the aforementioned tort reform and the elimination of lobbyists?

BHO:     “…need for integrity.”

FACT:   Actually, it’s more like patronage, cronyism, corruption, and outright giveaways.

BHO:     “There is a need for federal subsidies.”

FACT:   Would a CROOK allow companies who receive massive federal funding (that’s our tax dollars, folks) donate a significant portion of that back to the political party of the CROOK?  The answer is YES as it applies to BHO.

BHO:     “…my beautiful wife Michelle.”

FACT:   The Last Lady is no HalleBerry but she is a savvy businesswoman when, as a part-time employee, had her salary increased from $100,000 to $300,000.  I need to note that BHO previously earmarked $1,000,000 for the Last Lady’s employer.  Does this also make the Last Lady a CROOK?

Here is what Mahatma Gandhi once wrote about “The Roots of Violence” in his book with the same title:

“Wealth without work…politics without principles.”

Does this apply to BHO?  You make the call.  But for me, BHO has brought lying, deceit, manipulation, dishonesty, etc., to an unacceptable level.

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being Lazy,” September 30th

FOLLOWING POSTINGS:  “On Being Un-American” October 15th

“Final Thoughts” October 30th

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