Obama the Valet – Part II

December 18, 2014

Sometimes it’s a mundane story that best reveals character, or lack of. So it is with the current story of Barrack and Michelle Obama’s experiences that they perceive depict racism in America. It is, as they say, a story with legs and it is still walking – and revealing.

First of all, if the experiences related by the First Couple are their most memorable brushes with racism, they should be shouting from the rooftops about the success this country has had in combating racism. After all, their related experiences have been shared in some manner by a lot of people of all races and creeds and are far more amusing than demeaning and hardly scratch the surface of racism.

Second of all, their far-from-racist stories show how removed they are and have been from the typical black experience in this country. Almost every member of the black community has, unfortunately, come up against real and hateful racism at some time and the Obamas’ stories demean those experiences and insult those who have experienced true racism.

Thirdly, Michelle’s related Target story turns out to be a re-run and re-spun story. The first telling was on The David Letterman Show in 2012 and it was related as a funny, feel-good story explaining how her fear of having her cover blown while shopping in Target did not materialize. The latest telling darkly spins it to fit the racist America narrative that her husband is actively pushing from the bully pulpit.

Everything coming from the Obamas is agenda driven, contrived, and deceiving. An interview for People Magazine intended to be a personal, inside look ends up stirring more hatred and racial tensions so that…well…it’s just not clear why Obama is deliberately stirring the racism pot. Then, again, a lot of things he does do not make sense.

If you look close, this story gives a much better inside look at the Obamas than People Magazine intended – and it’s not a pretty sight.

David J. Hentosh

Obama the Valet

December 18, 2014

In a People interview, president Obama once again encouraged an America-is-racist theme by offering examples of treatment he, and Michelle, endured in America that he felt were racist. One such example he offered was that he was mistaken as a valet and handed car keys when standing outside a restaurant.

Obama admitted that being mistaken as a valet was just a small irritation, but using it as an example of racism shows he is also being mistaken as a leader. Suggesting that common profiling is racist does not display the leadership one expects from a president who claimed he would unify the country and move it out of ideological gridlock. He has accomplished the exact opposite.

Profiling is not inherently bad and it is certainly not always racist. Jesse Jackson was not displaying racism when he once said: “There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” It was painful for Jesse, but it is reality, not racism, and it was simple profiling. Everybody uses profiling based on one’s life experiences. To do otherwise would be foolish.

If one wants to address only profiling that is racist, hurtful, or just plainly wrong, it would have to include profiling used in black communities when dealing with policemen, firemen, or others in position of authority. Republican black men or women being called “Uncle Tom” is hurtful profiling as are the accusations of black honor students “acting white”.

There are many other examples that never arise when discussing profiling because profiling has joined racism on a one-way street paved by “progressives”. Stereotypes, another form of profiling, are hypocritically used constantly by liberals when they demean conservatives, Catholics, pro-lifers, etc., but are labeled hateful, sexist, racist, or worse when used elsewhere.

The reality is that racism is a two-way street, but president Obama only travels on one-way streets and he always assumes the right-of-way, especially on Race Street. Welcome to Obama’s unified, post-racial era.

David J Hentosh

Berkeley Sets Liberal Benchmark

December 16, 2014

Recently, Filmmaker Ami Horowitz went to the University of California’s Berkeley campus to conduct an experiment. Waving an ISIS flag, making remarks favorable to ISIS, and blaming America for world terrorism, Ami was ignored or encouraged, but never challenged by passing students.

When he later switched to waving an Israeli flag and denouncing Hamas, he was continually challenged, cursed at, and vilified. Students’ hatred and demeaning of Israel was vehemently pronounced while sympathy for Hamas seemed unanimous. Terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Hamas are unabashedly supported by Berkeley and academia in general.

Berkeley, California, of course, is a leader in “progressiveness” proudly forcing marijuana dispensaries to provide free medicinal marijuana to low-income customers, enacting a tax on soda, and putting warning labels on gas pumps. While the Berkeley campus prides itself on free speech, it hypocritically has no problem banning a speech by liberal Bill Maher solely due to his view on Muslims.

Ironically, Berkeley encourages students to embrace everything liberal while refusing to follow a local ordinance raising the minimum wage. Students speak out loudly and protest often concerning political issues, but very few students (14%) bothered to vote in the mid-term elections even though there were measures on the ballot affecting student life.

Berkeley’s liberalism has “progressed” to the point where victimizing criminals, as long as they are minorities, and bashing the USA are automatic reactions. Criminals or murderers who hate the USA, such as ISIS and Hamas, are ‘twofers’ and held in even higher esteem. Berkeley isn’t the only school actively indoctrinating students to sympathize with criminals and bash the USA, but it does set the benchmark for the liberal agenda at colleges and universities across the nation.

Schools in many Arab countries are encouraging students to hate Israel and the USA and adopt terrorism as a way of life. Schools in this country are encouraging students to hate the USA and rally with criminals against the evil American “system”. What kind of future does that predict for this country? With Berkeley leading the way, can there even be a future for this country?

David J. Hentosh

Waterboarding?

December 11, 2014

ISIS death squads have been on a rampage viciously killing women, children, and anyone who doesn’t bend to their will. They strap bombs to innocent children and use them as weapons. They have proudly published videos of the beheading of innocent Americans and they routinely ask, and receive, ransoms for captured European citizens, killing them brutally if refused.

Now, ISIS is trying to sell the remains of beheaded journalist James Foley to his parents or the US government for one million dollars. They are calling this horrific ransom attempt an “act of mercy” and a “humanity case”.

These are the “Islamic fundamentalists” the world is up against. These are the bastards that blind, ignorant fools refuse to call “terrorists”, insisting on using the innocuous term “militants” for politically correct reasons. These are the ones we’re supposed to try to understand.

And here, in the good old USA, we’re beating ourselves up, proudly proclaiming to the world how terrible we are and apologizing to all because we dared to waterboard one of these beasts in an effort to stop American citizens from being slaughtered? We’re the ones the far-left idiots living right here in this country condemn and have no qualms about calling terrorists. We’re the ones living in fear that waterboarding will make us as brutal and uncivilized as them while we keep sending drones, hoping to kill someone important.

We are living in a fantasy world where we are always the good guy and the good guy always wins. Meanwhile, our enemies are laughing at us and patiently awaiting the victory that our foolishness is sure to bring their way. We proudly accept allowing hundreds of the guilty to go free as long as we don’t wrongly convict one innocent and we are willing to allow thousands of innocents to be killed rather than waterboard one terrorist.

What are we transforming into?

David J. Hentosh

Fool Me Once…

December 10, 2014

President Obama is seeking more discretionary power to wage war as he sees fit. After campaigning to end the war in Iraq, prematurely pulling all our troops out against military advice, and promising not to put “boots on the ground”, he now wants to increase his personal use of military power.

This president has a history of lying (e.g.“if you like your doctor…); a history of acting alone (e.g. executive order for illegals, cancelling Obamacare rules); a history of ignoring the law (e.g. directing ICE not to deport illegals); a history of ignoring the Pentagon (pulling all troops out of Iraq); and a history of reneging on promises (e.g. Immigration reform in first term, transparency, shovel-ready projects, closing GITMO, etc.). It would behoove Congress to remember the age-old idiom: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

Obama has fooled the American public and Congress over and over and he has arrogantly assumed more power than any president was ever meant to have. He has displayed a leftist distaste for the military by shunning military advice, apologizing to the world for past military involvement, and taking military decisions away from the Pentagon. He has assumed personal control over drone use and drone targeting and is now adding “boots on the ground” to the 3500 already there as if never having vowed not to.

Obama has been an egotistical, runaway train doing whatever he wants whenever he wants while refusing to take responsibility for anything. We will spend years trying to recover from the policies and precedents he set in place. It would be shameful beyond belief to grant him more power, especially military power.

Almost everything from Obama and his administration has been s**t masquerading as chocolate.  What could possibly go wrong by giving him more power?

David J. Hentosh

A Failing Nation

December 9, 2014

There are almost 1 million military veterans with a disability rating of 70% or more. Many of them are being neglected, mistreated, or ignored by an incompetent Veteran’s Administration that is wasting taxpayer money. Private organizations are raising money to provide these veterans with the help our government should, but doesn’t, provide.

It is a disgrace and an insult to military veterans who put their lives on the line. Every single citizen should be embarrassed and enraged that our government does not adequately provide for those who protected the freedom that so many take for granted.

As if that isn’t bad enough, there are 45.3 million Americans living in poverty, an estimated 610,000 going homeless each night, and an estimated 49.1 million who live in food insecure households while our government remains focused on and polarized by the “illegal” immigrant issue – an issue that only exists because our government willfully refused to enforce the law.

The GOP just drafted a spending bill allocating $948 million to help poor and unskilled Central American migrants (i.e. 56,000 children who were allowed and encouraged to illegally cross the border) establish themselves in the United States. How about getting our own citizens, and particularly our veterans, established first? Shouldn’t that be our priority?

A nation that fails its veterans is a nation failing – period. We are failing and far too many don’t see it, don’t care, or don’t want to know. It is pathetic.

David J. Hentosh

The ObamaCar – Another Ideological Failure

December 6, 2014

Michelle Malkin informs us that Obama’s predicted 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015 will fall about 826,00 cars short of the target. Obama’s pie-in-the-sky green agenda dumped lots of stimulus money into electric cars (or, as they should be labeled, ObamaCars) and the “consensus” is that it has been an economic failure – one of many.

Much of the current failure of electric cars to catch on is due to cost and the difficulty of producing efficient batteries. The Obama administration dumped $2 billion stimulus dollars into new battery companies in the “hope” they would produce a breakthrough to help fill the roads with his electric cars. That, too, failed.

Fisker Automotive, which received a $500 million stimulus loan to produce electric cars (in Finland, not in the USA), went bankrupt last year, adding to the long list of stimulus failures. After bailing out GM, Obama praised the Chevy Volt like a new car dealer, making a campaign promise to buy one after leaving office. His campaign promises, however, have flopped as badly as sales of the Chevy Volt, so don’t hold your breath.

Electric cars aren’t a bad idea and they do work, but they are not far enough along in their development to be our main mode of transportation. Progressives, who “know” what’s best for everyone, are pushing (forcing?) these cars on us for our own good. They don’t care about cost, efficiency, practicality, or anything else that doesn’t fit their beliefs.

Obama’s entire green agenda has been based on what “should” be and not what “is” and cost means nothing because it’s only government money. If the dream fails, it’s no big deal. He’ll be out of office soon enough and cruising down the highway in his brand new Chevy Volt – given to him, free, by GM. At least he won’t have to drive a Fisker.

Another daydream; another dollar…make that a trillion dollars – and counting.

David J. Hentosh

Defending the Undefendable

November 27, 2014

Darlena Cunha’s column in Time magazine is an example of why our society is fractured and may be on the verge of collapse. When criminal behavior is defended, the law ignored, and rationality replaced by emotions, there is little hope for a better future.

Cunha seriously tries to tell us that: “Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society…Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture…violent protests are part of the American experience”. This is much more than simply liberal appeasement; it is an unrealistic agenda gone horribly wrong.

Riots are an example of the devolution of society, not evolution. Peaceful protest is the intelligent and civil way for citizens to express their displeasure and change should occur by going through the system not by violently tearing it down. It is not a “luxury” for the mainstream culture, it is a necessity for having a civilized culture.

Martin Luther King achieved much, much more through peaceful demonstration than any rioter has or ever will. Ignoring his example and burning down one’s own community in anger is a huge step backward and defending such actions is despicable. The type of rationalization shown by Cunha encourages more violence and a disregard for law and order. Unfortunately, she is not the only one so sadly misguided.

In speeches after the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision, President Obama sympathized with rioters rather than vehemently calling them to task. Furthermore, he tacitly chastised law enforcement, the legal process, and the decision without urging (and certainly not praising) any acceptance of the evidence or the validity of the system. He made it clear he disagreed with the verdict and assured that the federal government would continue investigating. This show of “leadership” from Obama dovetails with Cunha’s twisted logic and encourages further unrest.

Cunha also tries to say that riots in black communities are “true only when the riots are politically aimed” as if that somehow justifies them. However, there have been violent riots after basketball games in both black and white communities and rationalizing riots as she does can only encourage more. Riots are part of America’s “past” experience and we should do all we can to keep them in the past instead of accepting them as part of the “American experience”.

Shame on Time magazine for this insidious rationalization.

David J. Hentosh

Ferguson, Obama, and “Your” Laws

November 24, 2014

Consequences of President Obama’s top-down attitudes on racism and the rule of law are evident in Ferguson where protestors are ignorantly shoutingwe don’t give a f**k about your laws”. That pretty much mirrors what the American public has been hearing from the White House.

Obama’s knee-jerk reactions to racially sensitive issues set a tone for the black community that has resulted in increased racial tensions in the country. Expectations of a “post-racial” era were dashed early in Obama’s first term when he took a hasty anti-police stance in the Harvard Professor Gates incident. His racial knee jerked again in the Trayvon Martin incident and sending Holder to Ferguson provided a presidential stamp of approval for turning Michael Brown’s death into a racial schism.

His disregard for the law has been on display with his willingness to ignore, skirt, and re-define immigration laws and his back-room negotiations have underscored his scorn for the “transparency” he once promised. Using executive orders to get his way shows how he feels about “your” laws, the same laws protesters “don’t give a f**k about”.

The use of “your laws” by the protesters exemplifies the disassociation and disrespect Obama displayed for this country and its laws with his “apology tour”. Once he solidified and legitimized that attitude, it was adopted by many admirers in the black community and it now fuels the Ferguson fiasco.

Disregard for the law from the top cannot help but have dire consequences. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the last of those consequences.

David J. Hentosh

King Obama

November 21, 2014

Obama once said “I am not a dictator”, but that left the title of “king” open for grabs and all he needs now is a crown. He distances himself from all mistakes and negativity like a king, lies like a king, and makes and breaks the law like a king. Furthermore, his staff, supporters, and the media refuse (fear?) to tell him he wears no pants and treat his rhetoric as royal fiat.

Obama’s latest royal fiat granting amnesty to illegal aliens falls right in line with his disrespect for the law and the Constitution, his disgust with this country, and his intent to “transform” America to match his personal views. If you’re surprised by this action you had your head in the sand for the past 6 years.

The reason given for this executive order is basically because he’s tired of waiting for Congress to do what he wants them to do. That is one of the best examples of egotistical arrogance one can find. Unabashedly announcing that he would wait until after the mid-term elections to do this was another example of arrogance and it was the only “transparency” from his White House we have seen.

He is on a kingly ego trip many still refuse to see but one that will certainly end up as a subject for historians. His speeches are heavily laden with “I” and “me” regardless of the circumstances. All wrongs are blamed on evil Republicans or FOX News and he ignores military and other expert advice if it doesn’t fit his preconceived, personal agenda.

President Nixon was accused of acting like a king, raked over the coals, and driven out of office for far less arrogance. President George W. Bush was demeaned and accused of “going it alone” by a liberal media now applauding Obama for sidestepping Congress and “going it alone”. The hypocrisy here is pathetic as it will be again when a future Republican president follows this precedent.

Obama has “transformed” himself into a king and far too many people have their heads stuck in an idealistic cloud to see the danger. We will be dealing with the unintended consequences for a long, long time.

David J. Hentosh


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