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American Mengele – Death, Outrage, and Kermit Gosnell

The mass shootings at Columbine High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School drove liberals, the media, and the anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment brigade into an all out frenzy to ban any and all weapons for the sake of the safety of the children. It’s always for the children isn’t it?

So where are those same liberals, media, and anti-2nd Amendment brigade when it comes to the thousands of murders committed by our own Joseph Mengele? What about THOSE children? Let’s not mince words here, many of these children were born alive, healthy, and viable and Gosnell or a member of his untrained staff jammed a pair of surgical scissors into the back of their neck and severed their spinal cord.

You don’t have to take my word for it, all the sickening details can be found in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s report to the Grand Jury. Page 99 of the report begins the details the intentional killing of viable babies substantiated with testimony from clinic employees who were directly involved with the slaughter. Be warned, the report and photos are graphic and disturbing beyond belief. Not much disturbs me anymore; this report nearly made me vomit and did bring me to tears.

Despite numerous allegations of wrong-doing, the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed repeatedly to respond or investigate any charges made post 1993; Gosnell was free to butcher women and infants without fear of reprisal. Why did the state refuse to investigate these charges? Why despite reports of wrong doing did the state regulators not only not respond to reports, why didn’t they even perform inspections of any kind on Gosnell’s clinic after the inspection in 1993?
Philly.com reported:

Gosnell’s clinic was reinspected in 1989, 1992, and 1993. Each time, deficiencies were found, including no nurses overseeing the recovery room, missing lab work, no obstetrician-gynecologist on staff, and out-of-date medication. Yet each time, state evaluators reapproved the clinic without requiring or verifying corrective actions.

In early 2002, in response to an inquiry by a lawyer suing Gosnell for malpractice in the death of a patient, a state Health Department official said the agency had received no complaints against the doctor. In fact, it had received four complaints.

In 2007, the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office autopsied a stillborn baby, delivered by Gosnell at 30 weeks. The coroner alerted the state Health Department’s top attorney about the potential violation of the abortion control law. It bans abortions after 24 weeks unless the woman’s life is at risk, among other conditions. Instead of investigating, the agency’s attorney said, neither the Health Department nor the medical licensing board had any authority over the matter.

State health officials did not investigate even after learning of the November 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, who developed a fatal heart arrhythmia after being overdosed on anesthetics at Gosnell’s clinic, according to the jury’s report.

The Department of State’s Board of Medicine, which licenses medical professionals, also turned blind eyes, the report says. For example, it took no action nine years ago when a former Gosnell employee reported the illegal practice that years later led to Mongar’s death: Unlicensed, barely trained workers were anesthetizing patients before he arrived at the clinic.

Board attorneys also “disregarded notices that numerous patients . . . were hospitalized . . . with fetal remains still inside; and with perforated uteruses, cervixes, and bowels.”

Kirsten Powers, resident liberal at Fox News has even questioned the lefts’ absolute silence on Gosnell’s house of horrors, but Kirsten shouldn’t be surprised – they care about the children only when the children are convenient for their narrative. Murdering well over fifty thousand predominately black and brown babies passes muster because abortion is legal and all abortion including late-term abortions are perfectly acceptable according to President Barack Hussein Obama and his followers. Remember, he would never want one of his daughters “punished with a baby”. Interesting choice of words from a literal bastard, but I digress.

The children murdered by Gosnell and his staff were not merely zygotes without form, these were fully formed INFANTS – babies that could have just as easily been swaddled in pink or blue blankets and sent home with a full life ahead of them.

I admit that I have, in the past, been a pro-choice advocate, and even though I have been pro-life for several years, I still held the belief that abortion was acceptable in certain cases. The grand jury report and the photos changed that. Whether inside or outside of the womb, it is murder. If you still feel it is acceptable, you didn’t read the report and you refused to look at the pictures.

Please visit http://www.3801Lancaster.com for a short documentary film about Gosnell’s atrocities as well as additional information regarding the case. Also visit http://www.maafa.21.com where you can view the film detailing the truth behind Margaret Sanger’s vision for black genocide in America via Planned Parenthood. Isn’t it ironic that the very demographic intended to be eradicated by genocide is the very demographic that most strongly supports the very organization put into place to bring about their demise?

I submit that the simultaneous viewing of Maafa21 followed immediately by 3801 Lancaster and a full review of the grand jury report will move any pro-life/pro-abortion fence-sitter fully into the pro-life camp and if it doesn’t, well, as we all have witnessed too many times, those without souls do dwell among us.

 

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45 Communist Goals by Dr. Cleon Skousen (1958)

The following is a list of Current Communist Goals as revealed by Dr. Cleon Skousen in The Naked Communist, written in 1958 and read into the Congressional Record in 1963. Of the 45, I can provide specific examples to at least 40 of them. While they may be masqueraded under the guise of something other than communism, the final result is the same – the dissolution of the Constitutional Republic that is the foundation of the United States of America. It’s interesting that the Representative was a member of the Democratic Party, the very party that has been largely enveloped by those with Communist and Socialist beliefs. Let’s see where we are in 2013. As you read, keep in mind that this list was written in 1958.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR., (D) OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. (CHECK. Presidents (both parties) have routinely supported U.N. measures that subject our sovereign power to the U.N.)

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. (CHECK. #44 has made a systematic effort to decrease the U.S. number of nuclear warheads while our enemies continue to grow theirs.)

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. (CHECK. #44 not only apologizes for our strengths, but works to undermine them in the name of moral strength.)

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. (CHECK.)

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. (CHECK. Let’s understand this does not refer to satellites in the sky, but to governments supportive of Communist Russia’s agenda. Currently, these would be the governments who embrace totalitarian regimes.)

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. (CHECK. Currently this refers not only to Communist domination, but also to Radical Islamic domination, i.e. Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas, etc.)

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. (CHECK. 1971)

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. (CHECK. 1961 - remember, this list was written in 1958.)

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. (CHECK. Even in 2013 the conference is still going on.)

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. (CHECK, what are now Belarus and Ukraine were Soviet satellites until gaining their independence in 1991.)

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) (CHECK. Agenda 21.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. (CHECK – is it illegal? Nope, these days we are surrounded by mindless twits who think “Socialism is Cool”.)

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. (CHECK. Note the continued degradation of The Pledge of Allegiance and the systematic removal from schools and community government events.)

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. (CHECK. Not only does Russia have access, the entire world has access via the USPTO website.)

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. (CHECK. The Democratic Party ideals are largely communistic in nature. Whether or not they want to recognize or admit it.)

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Too many examples to list.)

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. (CHECK, and none are so insidious as the NEA.)

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. (CHECK. Control the schools, control their media.)

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. Too many to list, but the December 30, 2012 Op-Ed favoring dumping The Constitution is a good example.)

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.)

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” (CHECK. Look around. How many sculptures do you look at and ask, what the heck is that supposed to be?)

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” (CHECK. Jesus on the Cross in urine, Mary surrounded by multiple buttocks with elephant dung, etc. all praised as “art”. I won’t give the artists the dignity of mentioning their names.)

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. (CHECK. Many of us remember George Carlin’s Seven Forbidden Words. While all of them can now be heard on cable channels, most of them can be heard on even network television.)

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. (CHECK. In 1953, the word “pregnant” could not be said on the I Love Lucy Show. We can all name shows where married couples had twin beds. Now, anything goes and what is on even network television used to be referred to as pornography.)

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. The point here? Undermine the family unit and weaken the community by creating single parent homes and non-reproductive couples. However, as many same-sex couples do have the desire to have children, this aspect of the mission has failed to a degree. The irony is that most “isms” consider homosexuality as offensive, however, as with anything else, it provides a means to their ends and the homosexual population are too eager to join the cause without knowing the history behind the “acceptance”. )

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.)

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.” (CHECK. The ACLU and atheist groups have made this their primary mission. And the ignorance of the American people and the courts have allowed it to continue. THERE IS NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION.)

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. (CHECK. See #20. Even sadder, a few years ago, a dear friend of mine referred to The Constitution as “just a 200-year-old piece of paper”.)

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” (CHECK.)

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. (CHECK.)

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. (CHECK. Wilson, FDR, LBJ, and the hits keep coming under #44′s regime.)

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. (In progress. The EPA and onslaught of Executive Orders are two of the strongest examples of completely bypassing the checks and balances created in the Constitution.)

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. (CHECK. Renamed to Internal Security Committee in 1969 and eliminated in 1975. In 1959 Truman called it “the most un-American thing in the country today.”)

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. (CHECK. We all remember SEIU President Andy Stearn’s Marxist tribute when he announced Workers of The World Unite.” Here’s #44 saying his presidency will be for the SEIU.)

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. (CHECK. If you can’t infiltrate, create your own. Think “Global Warming” and Green Energy.)

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].  (CHECK to the 2nd statement. We all remember when it was widely accepted that some people are just plain mean. Now, the blame has to be shifted to some ethereal psychiatric disorder so that the person can be held harmless for their deeds.)

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. (CHECK. See 22-28. In 1950 there were 385,144 divorces. By 2009 that number has jumped to 2,318,615.)

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. (CHECK. Rather than raising children away from parents, this was accomplished through removing parental guidance in the home and the promotion of ideas like freedom of expression, being your child’s best friend, removal of rules in the home by “training” parents that discipline was bad for their child’s self-esteem, etc.)

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems. (CHECK. Three words – Occupy Wall Street.)

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. (CHECK. If not all, certainly several. Mau Mau Uprising anyone? Hmmm, what rings about the Mau Mau Uprising? Oh yes, it took place in Kenya, home of #44′s “father”.)

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. (CHECK. In 1999 the U.S. handed the Panama Canal over to the corrupt government of Panama. Panama subsequently signed a 50-year lease for two ports at each end of the Canal with Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa Company, run by Li Ka-shing, who is closely associated with the Beijing regime. This gave China’s Communist Party de facto control over the most strategic waterway in the West.)

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. (IN PROGRESS. In the following year, 1959, Hubert Humphrey introduced into the Senate S. Res. 94 to repeal the Connally Reservation. This was followed by H. Res. 267 was introduced in favor of Humphrey’s bill. While no official repeal is found in the Congressional records it is widely known that #44 and his supporters favor acquiescing to international law in U.S. cases.)

 

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Barack Obama, Communism, Socialism

 

Joe Biden in Richmond with John Cougar Mellenkamp and OFA volunteers can’t give away tickets.

I was at an afternoon craft beer festival in downtown Richmond, Virginia this afternoon, just the sort of event you would imagine to find plenty of Obamaroids.At the event i was approached by an attractive young OFA volunteer handing out tickets for a frree John Cougar Mellencamp concert hosted by Mr. and Dr Biden in Richmond tomorrow night(election eve) in Richmond. The response was less than enthused, dozens and dozens of beer festers were offered free tickets and in all but a few exceptions the free offer was declined, over and over again, the beer fest participants declined the offer.

This looks like another Stevie Wonder type debacle for the Obama campaign on the eve of the election.

 

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Enthusiasm edge goes to Romney

One sure sign of an enthusiastic voting base is the presence of grass roots, homemade campaign signage. During Scott Brown’s historic U.S. Senate victory in 2009, there were homemade Brown for Senate signs all over Massachusetts. Now, in Virginia and around the country we are seeing homemade signs being produced and exhibited either in support of Romney and/or against the incumbent. The Tea Party groups have been posting their hand stenciled yellow bill boards and Gadsden flags for some time. Just this weekend I observed empty chairs (see Eastwooding) appearing around Richmond accompanied by Romney signs and American flags.

On the other side, I have not seen any thing other than OFA produced signs. Enthusiasm and intensity wins elections and it appears to be with the challenger!

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

 

Changes, from Obama and those who support his feckless policies.

Crowder is back and better than ever!

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

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Despite Obama’s BLS Fairytale, it does feel a lot like 1980

This is really starting to feel like 1979/1980 again.

“By the time 1979 was entering its final weeks, feelings of gloom were so heavy that even some of President Carter’s detractors had to admit he had a point: the country was suffering from a bad case of malaise.”- GEORGE JOHNSON

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

As goes a Democrat run, big government California goes, so goes a Democrat run, big government nation

California has for some time now been known as unfriendly to business and to the residents who staff them. While it is arguably the most beautiful state in the union, the state and local government has succeeded in creating an exodus from the Golden State. A recent study by The Manhattan Institute summed up the cause of the migration this way,

In sum, we can identify a number of cost drivers—taxes, regulations, the high price of housing and commercial real estate, costly electricity, union power, and high labor costs—that offer incentives to businesses to locate outside California, thus helping to drive the exodus.

Whatever the exact cause is it continues, this week two large corporations, Comcast and Campbell’s Soup announced they are eliminating or exporting 1000 Sacramento area jobs.Comcast citing the high cost of doing business in California is moving 300 call center jobs to other states in the West. Campbell’s is cutting 700 jobs, a result of a plant closing they  claim is necessary to “improve supply chain productivity,” but it is not surprising that the plant they chose to close was in California.

Democrat leadership and it’s big government tendencies, whether in Sacramento or Washington, lead to diminished opportunities to earn a living and provide for yourself and your family and the increased burden of a higher cost of living. So I ask you, once Obama and the Democrats complete their California style transformation of America, once they drive more job creators away, where then will we migrate to?

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

For All

Really, things have gotten so ridiculous that it’s a little hard to keep blogging.  After the eternity that has been Obama’s first term, continually explaining why 2 + 2 = 4 becomes a tiresome chore indeed, especially when one suspects that she is only preaching to the choir and making little headway otherwise.  I know, I know, speaking out is still important . . . but the little things get me down.

Like when I ran into a friend from three duty stations ago, and the upcoming presidential election came up.  I was treated to a casual remark that, while the current President’s record is unsatisfactory, she was afraid that an elected Romney wouldn’t let people have the freedom to marry who they want, and also he would require all women to wear skirts. (!?!eleventy!?!)

National security is more important than homosexual “rights,” I said, bringing up the hot mic incident, during which Obama demonstrated that he is willing to say one thing to the electorate, but another thing entirely to Russian leadership.  She had never heard about it.

Sigh.  Since I ran into this person at the commissary, at least I was able to soothe my nerves by buying some extra nonperishables.

Now, don’t you worry or nothin.  I haven’t given up hope.  I’m just running low on steam.  There’s not much for me to add to the conversation right now . . . at least, not anything that you and I haven’t said a hundred times apiece.

Only thing new to me is a little tidbit from Older Son’s curriculum.  I’ll share it, and see if it’s new to you as well.  You see, I’ve heard comparisons aplenty of the Democrat hold on black voters to the slavery of old.  C.L. Bryant made a whole movie on this very idea.  Click here to see if Runaway Slave is playing at a theater near you.

What I’ve never heard before is a positive comparison of slavery with the protective nanny-state progressives are always striving to achieve.  Apparently, though, pre-civil war Southerners made this very argument.  All defensive about their “peculiar institution,” many Southern apologists sought to explain why slavery was not a necessary evil, but actually for the best.  One of those apologists was George Fitzhugh.

Fitzhugh asserted in Cannibals All! or Slaves without Masters that Southern slaves were luckier than free Northern workers.  The Landmark History of the American People by Daniel Boorstin explains Fitzhugh’s argument:

“They were slaves with masters.  They had the best kind of social security.  Whatever happened, it was not their worry.  They did not have to pay any bills.  They had no problem of unemployment.  Slavery, as Fitzhugh described it, was a kind of socialism, where all property was put in the hands of the people (the white people) best qualified to use it, for the benefit of everybody, whites and Negroes.  Three cheers for slavery!”

Hmm.  Property put in the hands best qualified to use it for the benefit of everybody?  For the benefit of all?  Oh, yeah, I get it#ForAll.

Cross posted at NoOneOfAnyImport.

 

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Obama says National Debt Nothing To Worry About and He Has No Serious Plan to Address It.

On the Letterman show, President Obama was asked if we should be scared that we owe over $16 trillion and the answer was alarming to say the least. Obama said, “We don’t have to worry about it short-term, but it is a problem long-term and even medium term.” Wow, just last year former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm.Michael G. Mullen said, “Debt is the biggest threat to U.S. national security”, and now the president is telling the American people that, at least in the short-term, whatever that means, we needn’t worry.

Obama also took the opportunity to announce his plan to eliminate the deficit to the Late Night audience and it really is appropriate that he announced this on a comedy program. He said,

“We’ve got to pare down that deficit, get that debt under control. The only way we ever been able to do that is when you do it in a balanced way, so you cut out spending you don’t need, there are programs that don’t work, I tell my Democratic friends all the time, if you’re going to be in favor of helping the American people, you can’t just assume that every program is working the way it should it can work better, but what is also true is that we’re going to have to ask folks like you (Lettermen) and me to do a little bit more and if you and I are paying the same tax rates that we did under Bill Clinton that helps to close the deficit. And if we do those two things we can manage effectively and get our books in order.”

I have listened to the main stream media badger Romney and Ryan for two weeks for not giving specifics and this president says his plan is to cut funding to programs that do not work and to raise taxes on the most productive Americans and nobody challenges that? There are so many issues with the Obama Plan I don’t know where to start. As for his plan to cut spending by merely improving the efficiency of government programs or maybe even eliminating some of those that he deems as not working, it sounded very familiar. I googled it and low and behold that was part of the Hope and Change agenda from 2008. On September 22, 2008, Obama said,

“I am not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it’s there… We will fire government managers who aren’t getting results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it spends.”

I ask you, if this was his plan in 2008 and our debt increased $5 trillion, what will be different in the next four years?

As for his plan to close the deficit by raising taxes on those making over $200,000 a year to Bill Clinton era levels (35%), the Tax Policy Center has effectively shown that this alone will do little or nothing to impact our debt and without a meaningful plan to cut future spending on entitlement programs we are looking at massive tax increases on all taxpayers and the addition of a Value Added Tax (VAT) to extract money from those Americans not currently paying federal income taxes.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

Obama leads like he plays basketball, we can do better!

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Reggie Love, the man by President Barack Obama’s side for two years in the White House, said the president leads like he plays basketball. It is a very interesting analogy but having never seen our president play basketball, I wasn’t sure if it was complimentary, insulting, or exactly what that meant. I have seen video clips of him playing golf and throwing a baseball and I know that was not pretty. Love himself offered little clarification citing only the president’s well documented cool demeanor and his competitive nature. Seeking further clarification, I sought to gain insight from some other reference, I than found a very recent article from Tucker Max. Tucker attended the University of Chicago from 1995 to 1998. This happened to coincide with the period that Barack Obama was a lecturer at the law school. During this time, Max claims that he played basketball with Obama probably 500 times. If anyone could tell us with specificity how Obama plays basketball, it was this guy.

Mr. Max did not disappoint. In his article “”What it’s like to play basketball with Obama”, he breaks down Barry’s game in detail. The Obama basketball scouting report states that;

“First thing: He’s a solid basketball player, one of the best professors who played with us. He’s not great, but he isn’t just out there for show. He can play a little.”

“But I didn’t fear him at all, not as a defender or an offensive player. I knew I could check him. I knew he couldn’t stop me. I couldn’t leave him as a defender and roam the perimeter for steals, but if I stayed close to him, I would shut him down without much problem, and that was true for most of the undergrads who were good.”

“I do remember that he had a good understanding of the game. He knew when to backdoor cut, how to pick and roll, when to take his man away so you could drive, how to block out for rebounds, etc. And he would hit open jumpshots if left alone. He was not some doofus out there trying to get exercise. He understood the basics of basketball very well, which is better than most people who play pick-up. Just this knowledge of the game made him fun to play with.”

“But the thing is, even though he knew the basics and could execute them, his performance wasn’t anything beyond that. He didn’t have what basketball players call ‘old man game.’ Old guys who have that know every trick, use every advantage, and kill your youth and quickness with their guile and strength. That wasn’t Barack. He would beat you if given space, but if you played even half decent defense on him, you could take him out of the game.”

“He played point guard a lot, but I don’t remember him as a dominant court leader, controlling the flow of the game. I cannot ever remember him being anything other than a solid player, someone who understood the game well and did most of the right things, but never did much of anything to stand out. I can’t think of a game winning shot he hit, or a game he just took over, or anything like that. Then again, I can’t think of him blowing a game either, or making some horrible mistake. He was just a very good role player to have on your team.”

So there you have it, doesn’t sound like the kind of person you want leading the most powerful nation in the world, does it? Sure. he would be fine as the mayor of some medium-sized city or even the dictator of some banana republic, but not the leader of the free world.

The funny thing is that Tucker Max then makes a statement that is eerily similar to the folks I have been seeing in the latest political ads. You know, the ones with various individuals, I think they are called “switchers”, who had voted for Obama in 2008 but are now going to vote for Romney due to their disappointment in Obama’s performance and policies. Listen to how Mr. Max, like the “switchers”, anticipated much more from Obama than he ever delivered.

“Weirdest thing about him — I always thought he would be better than he was. I mean, here was this guy, in good shape, relatively young (mid 30s at the time, I think) clearly likes and knows the game, and is black (so there’s the quasi-racist assumption that he’s good at basketball)… but he was never that great. Even after I knew the limits of his game, I always half-expected one day he would just decide to turn it on and light everyone up, but it never happened. He had everything that you’d think would make him great, and he definitely looked the part, but he never really turned that look into serious production in an actual game. I saw so many people pick him first, and then get burned because he didn’t play up to that pick.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Barack Obama

 
 
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