Obama’s farewell: a soap opera for liberals and minority pawns

Jon Rappoport | – JANUARY 13, 2017

Here are a few snippets from Obama’s goodbye speech to the American people:

“Going forward, we must uphold laws against discrimination…But laws alone won’t be enough. Hearts must change…For blacks and other minorities, it means tying our own struggles for justice to the challenges that a lot of people in this country face – the refugee, the immigrant, the rural poor, the transgender American, and also the middle-aged white man…For white Americans, it means acknowledging that the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the ‘60s; that when minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness…”

The question is: do people want empty sentimental sop from Obama or do they want action?

Well, it’s too late for action, because Obama’s presidency is done. And it makes no difference whether, as a result of his final speech, people view him as a great and honorable man who did his best, or as a con artist, because again, he’s on his way out the door.

Needless to say, his supporters were deeply moved by his words. They want to be moved. They don’t want to look at uncomfortable facts.

For example, let’s go to CNN, which is going to offer the best possible interpretation of economic indicators for black people in America:

“Blacks have seen their median income stagnate, along with the rest of the population…Median income [for blacks] stood at $35,398 in 2014, just a touch below where it was in 2009, when Obama took office. But it has climbed back from [a low of] $33,926 in 2011…The Great Recession sent many Americans into poverty, but blacks were hit particularly hard. The [poverty] rate for blacks hit 27.6% in 2011, nearly 2 percentage points higher than what it was when Obama was sworn in. It has since receded to 26.2%.”

If you call that a ringing endorsement of Obama’s performance as president, you’re in need of help.

Let me put it this way. For all Obama’s talk about racism and prejudice and justice, Americans of every description and color have been willing, for a long time, to work alongside each other and get along — IF THERE IS WORK TO BE HAD. DECENT PAYING WORK.

Obama is, in effect, trying to move back to another time, before that was the case.

When he was elected, in 2008, during the recession, his closest advisors thought he would come out swinging and do everything possible to create jobs. That was the number-one concern of Americans.

They were absolutely shocked when he opted for Obamacare out of the gate, as his first priority. And look what it has led to: a massive mess.

Gazing at his presidency head-on, without excuses, it’s clear that Obama chose to IGNORE jobs. He didn’t want to make a move in that arena.


The answer is stark and simple: the globalist agenda forbids the creation of new jobs, and Obama is a globalist. He was plucked out of nowhere by Ted Kennedy and mentored by Zbigniew Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, along with David Rockefeller.

The Trilateral Commission is the single most important globalist force in the world. And of the 87 members of the Commission who live in the US, Obama appointed 11 of them to key posts in his administration.

This is no accident. This is intentional.

The idea that Obama would launch a no-holds-barred effective crusade against corporations leaving the US and throwing huge numbers of Americans (of all colors) out of work, is laughable. Look at the record, if you need verification. It never happened. It was never going to happen.

The man can talk forever about discrimination and prejudice and social justice, but those words fall flat, because he has never taken action to correct the true crime—which is there for all to see: Globalists are committed to torpedoing economies.

Obama can be a master of overly sentimental rhetoric—but this is merely a diversion.

And aside from the massive loss of jobs, if he has been talking about the inner cities of America, he should have focused on the enduring disasters that destroy life in those places and hold law-abiding citizens hostage: gangs, the murders they commit, their other crimes, drugs, and the absence of fathers in homes. That’s where he would have started. And he would have launched solutions.

But he didn’t.

In various ways, over and over, he simply said: “We’re all in this together.” That and $2 will get you a bus ticket in Chicago.

‘We’re all in this together’ doesn’t destroy pernicious globalist trade treaties or create jobs for people who are willing and ready to go to work and support their families.

‘We’re all in this together’ doesn’t eliminate gangs, killings, drugs, and highly dangerous neighborhoods.

‘We’re all in this together’ doesn’t start a national program of urban farms in inner cities, and suddenly give people the opportunity to grow their own fresh clean food, eat it, and make money by selling the excess.

‘We’re all in this together’ doesn’t help create a culture in which fathers deserting their families is a cardinal offense.

‘We’re all in this together’ does pour a pleasant syrup of “deep concern” on the heads of people who, above all, want to appear virtuous. These are the people who can be led to believe in an imitation of actual solutions and action.

They are content to think that a leader who espouses a lofty ideal has done enough.

Everyone else should put the ideal into action. If they don’t, it’s not the leader’s fault. He flew the banner. He recited poetics. He wanted a better world. He was operating at a higher level—and unfortunately, the bulk of humanity couldn’t grasp its profundity.

That notion and $2.75 will get you a ride on a New York subway.

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House approves budget measure, opens door to repeal of Obamacare

The US House of Representatives has approved a budget measure that opens the door for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Getting rid of the healthcare mandate was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top campaign promises.


The Republican majority advanced the repeal through Concurrent Resolution 3, a reconciliation measure setting budget levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026. These measures are immune to filibusters, and require only a regular majority to pass. The final vote was 227 in favor to 198 opposed, with only 9 Republicans breaking ranks.

The bill has already moved through the Senate, which approved it on Thursday in a 51-48 vote. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) was the only Republican dissenting.

“My colleagues, this experiment has failed. This law is collapsing as we speak,” House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) said on Friday during the debate on the House floor. “This is a rescue mission,” he added.

Democrats have criticized the Republicans’ push to repeal Obamacare, saying they have no plan to replace it, and will be effectively depriving millions of Americans of their health insurance.


Ryan said that the Republicans will outline their replacement strategy at a congressional retreat in Philadelphia, a week after the January 20 inauguration.

“Some of these steps will be taken by Congress; some of these steps will be taken by the incoming Trump administration,” Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill. “This will be a thoughtful, step-by-step process. We’re not going to swap one 2,700-page monstrosity for another.”

During a CNN-hosted town hall on Thursday, Ryan faced a tough audience – including a Republican who said he was only alive because of Obamacare, as he couldn’t have otherwise afforded insurance after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 49.

“Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” said Jeff Jeans of Sedona, Arizona. “I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him.”

The ACA, which was signed into law in March of 2010, is considered the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s legacy. Under the law, insurance providers cannot deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. However, Americans are mandated to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty that the US Supreme Court has ruled to be a tax.

Though Obama famously promised that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” many Americans saw their existing health plans vanish once the ACA mandate kicked in, or faced a sharp increase in both premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

In October of 2016, the Obama administration  announced a spike in premiums – averaging 25 percent across 39 states – that affected those who used the government health exchanges. The number of participating insurers also dropped from 323 in 2016 to 167.




WASHINGTON — After debating seven hours through the night, the Senate voted early Thursday to take the first real step toward repealing Obamacare — a top goal of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.

Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use as a vehicle to speed through repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. House leaders plan to take it up Friday.

Senators began voting on 19 amendments to the resolution about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before passing the budget measure about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Republicans said the 2010 health care law is broken and must be repealed and replaced with something better — although just what that replacement plan will look like has not yet been revealed by congressional leaders. Critics of the law cite sky-rocketing premiums, high deductibles and fewer health care choices for patients as insurers pull out of the program.

“When Obamacare’s supporters forced their partisan law on our country, they promised an easy-to-use system; one that would lower premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs; one that would foster choice and allow families to keep the plans and doctors they liked,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “But it didn’t take long for the American people to discover the truth about Obamacare. Too many have been personally hurt by this law. Too many feel they’re worse off than they were before Obamacare.”

Democrats said repealing the law will strip millions of Americans of insurance, leave people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to find coverage, and increase the nation’s budget deficit by $353 billion over the next 10 years as the tax and fee provisions that pay for Obamacare are gutted.

“Ripping apart our health care system — with no plan to replace it — will create chaos,” said Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the senior Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “If Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act, it’s women, kids, seniors, patients with serious illnesses, and people with disabilities who will bear the burden.”

“Premiums will skyrocket,” she continued. “Out-of-pocket prescription drug costs will rise. And overall health care costs will increase. It’s a perfect storm to make America sick again — and absolutely the wrong direction for families and for our economy.”

While Republicans are eager to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they have acknowledged that it could cause serious problems for Americans if the law is scrapped without a replacement plan ready to go.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that “it is our goal to bring it all together concurrently.”

“We’re going to use every tool at our disposal through legislation, through regulation, to bring replace concurrent along with repeal, so that we can save people from this mess,” Ryan said. He did not offer details of what a replacement plan would include.

At a press conference Wednesday, Trump said he is prepared to offer a detailed replacement plan as soon as his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary — Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia — is confirmed by the Senate.

Republicans are using a procedural tactic known as budget reconciliation to prevent Senate Democrats from being able to block an Obamacare repeal. The procedure allows the Senate to pass a repeal with only a simple majority of 51 votes rather than the 60-vote super-majority required for most major bills. Republicans have 52 seats in the Senate.

The resolution that the Senate passed early Thursday directs key committees to write draft legislation by Jan. 27 to repeal the health care law. Some Republicans want the deadline to be pushed to March to give lawmakers more time to come up with a replacement plan.

Democrats offered amendments they knew would fail but that put senators on record voting for or against some of the more popular provisions of Obamacare. Those include a provision barring insurance companies from refusing to cover patients with pre-existing medical conditions and a provision that allows young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.

Republicans have said they plan to keep those provisions in whatever replacement plan they offer.

If Putin likes me, I consider that an asset, not a liability – Trump (FULL VIDEO)

US President-elect Donald Trump replied a barrage of questions raging from his relations with Putin to the latest report that Moscow may be blackmailing him that he called ‘fake news’ and criticized Buzzfeed and CNN for running it.

At the very beginning of the conference Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer called BuzzFeed  and CNN’ s report “outrageous” and “irresponsible”
and “a sad and pathetic attempt to get clicks.” .

“This political witch-hunt by some in the media is based on flimsy reporting, and is shameful and disgraceful,” he said.

Trump started his speech by thanking  the news organizations that “looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies – which would be a tremendous blot on them. The thing like that should have never been written – and rejected it.”

“A group of my opponents got together, sick people, and they got that crap together,” Trump said.


“Does anyone really believe that story?” Trump asked the press, adding that he always told his employees to be very careful when they travel, lest they end up watching themselves on television.

The topic culminated with Trump calling BuzzFeed ‘a failing pile of garbage’ and refusing to answer a question from CNN reporter.

He continued his speech focus on a wide range of issues from building factories to his inauguration.

 “Big news is going to be announced over the next couple of weeks,” about companies going to build factories in the Midwest, Trump said, citing recent announcements by Ford and Fiat Chrysler as examples.
Big pharma is “getting away with murder,” said the president-elect, adding that he intends to save billions by overhauling the bidding system for medication.

The generals and admirals have “been fantastic” about reducing the costs on the F-35, Trump said, referring to the stealth fighter made by Lockheed Martin and plagued by cost overruns and technical issues.

“I’m really proud of what we have done and we haven’t even gotten [to the White House] yet,” Trump said.

The majority of questions from reporters focused on Russia and the intelligence reports  on the alleged interference in election.

“Hacking’s bad, and it shouldn’t be done. But look at what was learned from the hacking: That Hillary Clinton got questions to the debate, and didn’t report it? That’s a horrible thing,” Trump said.

Answering questions about his relations with Putin Trump said that “if Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability.” 

“Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me? Give me a break,” he said.

Speaking of possible conflicts of interest from his business past business operations, Trump said that  he has “no loans, no deals, or no pending dealings with Russia.”
He said he was offered $4 billion for deals in Dubai over the weekend, but turned it down.
 “I have a no conflict-of-interest provision as president,” Trump said. “So I could actually run my business and run the country at the same time.”

He said he could do it, but did not want to.

 “My two sons, Don and Eric, are going to be running the company,” Trump said, turning over “complete and total control” of the Trump Organization to his children.

Trump “has relinquished leadership and management” in the Trump Organization, and all his investments will be conveyed to a trust before January 20, Dillon explained. Trump’s daughter Ivanka will have no involvement or management authority in the Trump Organization.
 “No new foreign deals will be made whatsoever” during the Trump presidency, Dillon said. Domestic deals will be allowed, but without Trump’s involvement or knowledge, and would be examined by an ethics advisor.

“President-elect Trump should not be expected to destroy the company he built, Dillon said, explaining why the Trump brand and the organization were not liquidated, sold to his children, or opened to public ownership.

To ensure no conflict, real or perceived, with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, Trump has decided he will “voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotel to the US Treasury,” Dillon announced.
Trump also thrown his support behind former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, who was testifying at that moment before the Senate on his nomination to head the State Department.

“I think it’s brilliant, what he’s doing and what he’s saying,” Trump said.

Trump’s Cabinet picks are undergoing confirmation hearings in the Senate. Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, nominated to head the State Department, is running the gauntlet on Wednesday morning, similar to what Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions went through on Tuesday. In comparison, the lawmakers went easy on retired Marine General John Kelly, nominated to head Homeland Security.

“I want to bring the greatest people into government,” Trump said. “We don’t make good deals anymore.”

 “You’re going to be very proud of what we put forth having to do with healthcare,” the president-elect said, answering a question on his intent to repeal Obamacare, calling it “a complete and total disaster.”

“Obamacare is the Democrats’ problem… We’re doing the Democrats a great service” by taking it on, Trump said.

Trump also warned companies that they can move freely within the United States, but if they want to take their business abroad, penalties are to come.

“Word is now out,” Trump said, to people who want to move factories and jobs overseas, “you’re going to pay a very large border tax.”

And of course, Trump’s conferences hardly ever go without questions on the wall with Mexico.

“It’s not a fence, it’s a wall. We’re going to build a wall,” Trump said, adding he did not want to wait for negotiations before the construction starts. “Mexico will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen.”

Lou Dobbs “Sorry Chuck, Too Late for you, You’re Down as the Head Clown”

BY JANUARY 7, 2017

Lou Dobbs has a few thought on “the man leading the Dem’s obstructionist charge on Capitol Hill. He is none other than Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. The same Schumer, who back in November said he could work with President-elect Trump. Trump reciprocated at the time with this tweet: ‘ I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!’”

“But that was then and now is something all together different,” says Dobbs. “The President-elect today dubbed Schumer ‘head clown’ after the Senate Minority Leader accused Republicans of wanting to ‘make Americans sick again’ by repealing Obamacare.”


Dobbs says, “Too low even for a man of Schumer’s standards, and of course all the Dems following the head clown will be forever known as Schumer clowns. And suddenly Schumer doesn’t like name calling.” He plays a clip of Schumer proclaiming this as ‘not a time for calling names. It’s time for them to step up to the plate if they want to repeal and show us what they’d replace it with.” As always, the argument from one leftist closely mirrors the others. That’s the same lame and poorly grounded pitch Obama made in a Vox interview.

Dobbs delivers the bad news to the Minority Leader, saying, “Sorry Chuck, it appears to be too late for you. You’re down as the head clown. You didn’t help yourself yesterday when, as head clown, you blustered that the only way Democrats would work with President-elect Trump is if he “moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues.”

“The Schumer clowns and their leader now,” says Dobbs, “bona fide obstructionists. They’ve earned the branding. The head clown has also threatened to slow the confirmation process for Trump’s cabinet choices. Said he will absolutely work to keep the Supreme Court vacancy open and today he’s demanding an ethics probe into Trump’s choice to head Health and Human Services.”

Dobbs notes, “It’s obviously too late to counsel the head clown and all the Schumer clowns. The battle is joined between the globalist left and the nationalists who put America first, the battle between populists and socialists. A great conflict is at hand and make no mistake about it. And so I wish the head clown and his followers luck, and none of it good.”

Pelosi Threatens Grandmas Living in Spare Rooms if ACA is Repealed

Published on Jan 4, 2017


Another shit-talking Leftist. Shame on the Leftist voters who keep putting them in office.