Monday wrap

Obama: Most Czarist, triggers anti-socialism, Obamanation rises, triggers remorse, vainglorious, Valerie Jarrett fail, death to constitutionalists.

Mismanagement: Axelrod fail, Fake Progs regress, watermelon fail, Podesta hearts Van, ACORN-NEA $$ link exposed, ACORN punk'd again, Trumka uncontested, Card-Check fail, Rangel's di$order, Mouse oppresses, Dem P2P.

International: Evo apes Hugo.

Obamunism: More Czarist than FDR ... Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush both had one. President Clinton had three and President George W. Bush had four. No not scandals, press secretaries, or even vetoes overridden. We are talking about powerful positions established by the president by the stroke of a pen without congressional approval or scrutiny. We are talking about czars. Before President Obama, the undisputed czar king was Franklin Roosevelt, who had twelve czars. But Roosevelt was a minor leaguer compared to Obama who, up until late Saturday night, had thirty-two. In the middle of the night on a holiday weekend, Van Jones, the "green czar," decided the handwriting was on the wall. He chose to throw in the towel before another shoe could drop. Jones had already seen more shoes dropped than at a sixties sock hop. (crosswalk.com)

In case you missed it: The Union News weekend
Sunday: Expert terms Obama fascistic, dictatorial
Saturday: Job-Killer trigger?

Anti-socialists misunderestimated ... The mainstream media were predicting that a few thousand people attended the 9/12 tea party in Washington, D.C., protesting runaway government spending, deficits, and taxation. Organizers would have been extremely pleased with 30,000. How many showed up? According to the London Daily Mail, a miilion people attended the tea-party rally. But other media sources such as the Associated Press put the number at tens of thousands. Your correspondent’s napkin math would suggest more like 300,000 based on YouTube time lapse photos showing throngs of 20 to 25 abreast streaming from Freedom Square to the Capitol from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (thenewamerican.com)

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Axelrod gets up in anti-socialists' face ... A top White House aide said Sunday that the thousands of conservative "tea party" demonstrators who marched in Washington on Saturday were "wrong" because they represent only a fringe section of society. "I don't think it's indicative of the nation's mood," David Axelrod, the president's top adviser, said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "My message to them is, they're wrong." (washingtontimes.com)

Regressive Progressives plague U.S. ... The Leftist establishment has, as you might suppose, come completely unhinged as a result. For example: “The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental advisor left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones’ controversial past comments and actions.” And more: “The man behind the 9/11 statement controversy in Washington, D.C., Anthony ‘Van’ Jones, has nobody in the world to apologize to, especially that pudgy idiot Glenn Beck.” And “progressive?” Excuse me, Webster’s defines “progressive,” in part, as: “of, relating to, or characterized by progress; making use of, or interested in new ideas, findings or opportunities...” Since when did the word “progressive” come to be taken over by the Left, whose morally and politically bankrupt “ideas” of centralization, regimentation, power and control are as old and decrepit as recorded history? (thebulletin.us)

Teach your children well ... Teachers unions have contributed over $1.3 million to ACORN and its affiliates, since 2005, according to U.S. Labor Department financial disclosure forms. But there is no guarantee that the $1,333,112 million in donations from the National Education Association (NEA) and Teachers AFL-CIO unions are actually being used for their stated purposes, according to present and former Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) officials. Some of the larger donations include $100,000 from the NEA in 2008 and $200,000 in 2007 for political activities. The Teachers AFL-CIO Local Union 2 contributed $406,730 in 2008, $457,778 in 2007, and $346,300 in 2006 for representational activities. (washingtonexaminer.com)

Union-backed fraud group punk'd in NYC ... The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute. Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings. "Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute. (nypost.com)

Related video: Hooking for ACORN in NYC

Obamanation Rising ... When a government is more interested in controlling its own citizens behavior than it is in protecting its national borders from invasion, something is amiss. Just look at the size of the Federal Government (include social security) in relation to our yearly spending on defense. We are reaching a tipping point where the Feds will literally be involved on some level in every decision we make. Sound far-fetched? Perhaps. Although, who would’ve thought five years ago that we’d seriously be discussing nationalized health care and “death panels” or hearing sympathy for an American President come from Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez? Exactly. (bighollywood.breitbart.com)

Buyers remorse spreads like swine flu ... The fact that Democrats, with their man in the White House and control of both houses of Congress, are having difficulty getting their big government programs passed says something about the strength of the grassroots push-back now taking place. This stirring is even occurring among blacks. According to the Pew Research Center, the president's approval rating nationwide is now 10 points lower than it was last April. Included in this is a three-point drop in his approval among blacks. Star, you might say, a drop in approval ratings among blacks from 95 percent to 92 percent is trivial. Not so, I say. If we assume this reflects the 16 million blacks who voted for Obama last November, a three-point shift means there are about a half-million blacks who now have buyer's remorse. (washingtonexaminer.com)

It's all about Obama ... "It's not about me," Obama has repeatedly stated. To use a common line, modified from Shakespeare's Hamlet, "Me thinks thou dost protest too much." Translation: the more you assert your innocence in this matter, el Presidente, the less people will believe you. (americanthinker.com)

Valerie Jarrett fail ... The White House shouldn't expect the furor over Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality Van Jones to go away just because he's resigned, says a former Obama Administration transition team member, because "the same problems that they created with Jones's hiring are there for others and they don't seem to care about the political damage these people may inflict." According to several White House sources, Jones was hired for his "green jobs czar" positions over concerns raised by the White House Counsel's Office, after Jones's background materials came back with several of what were termed "inconsistencies" in the Standard Form 86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions. (spectator.org)

Watermelons: Green on the outside, red on the inside ... You can't grasp the full craziness of Van Jones, Obama's now-resigned "green jobs czar" (actual job title: "special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality") unless you watch his speeches on YouTube. In a nutshell, along with his anti-capitalism, Marxism, and anti-white racism, Jones' big idea is that we should knock down our prisons and create green jobs by having the nation's murderers and rapists come over to caulk our windows. Jones describes U.S. prisons as "slave ships on dry land," a "punishment industry" that's disproportionately victimizing people of color and profiting from America's ongoing "racist war." (pittsburghlive.com)

Leftwing political front-group snaps up Van ... Van Jones thought "Van" sounded cool, and his whole name turns out to be a prayer. I think I'll call him "From," though, because Mr. Van Jones is always trying to figure out where he's From. Whereyacomin'from, Dude? I'm just From, Man. Today we see Mr. From Jones as a militant Red-talking black radical Green Employment ex-Czar, the very incarnation of Radical Chic, 2009. The Left considers him so important that as soon as he got fired by Obama, he was instantly picked up by John Podesta, the ex-Catholic neo-Jesuit monk who runs the Center for American Progress, the Left in Exile, sponsored by ex-Jewish ex-Hungarian ex-capitalist but not ex-Leftie Old Guy George Soros. Whose name used to be Gyorgyi Schwartz before it became a Scrabble anagram. (americanthinker.com)

Social Justice: On the wrong track ... Two workers at the Baltimore office have allegedly been fired -- as have several more at a Washington, D.C., ACORN office who are seen on a second video counseling the fake pimp and prostitute on how to safely secure a mortgage for a brothel. The cases are all the more ghastly due to the fact that ACORN -- which has both historic and political ties to President Obama -- is not only under investigation for voter fraud in last year's election, but was going to be an official part of next year's Census data collection effort until this scandal broke, and is still a recipient of federal housing and stimulus funds. Any wonder why this country's on the wrong track? (chronicle.augusta.com)

We don't need no stinkin' elections ... The AFL-CIO came home to Pittsburgh yesterday by saying a goodbye of sorts. John J. Sweeney, the federation's president since 1995, will be stepping off the dais Wednesday when Richard L. Trumka, who grew up in Nemacolin, Greene County, is expected to take over as president. Mr. Trumka served as the president of the United Mine Workers before his 1995 election to the No. 2 post as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO. His candidacy for president of the federation is unopposed. During the next four days at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center union delegates and guests will hear speeches from President Barack Obama, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Caroline Kennedy and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. (post-gazette.com)

Card-Check: Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi ... While the Obama administration and its Democratic allies in Congress press to allow private-sector workers to unionize by signing authorization cards instead of voting by secret ballot, the government's legal-aid program for the poor has declared the so-called "card check" strategy "unreliable" and rejected an effort by some of its own workers to organize that way. The Legal Services Corp., a congressionally chartered, taxpayer-funded entity, even hired a law firm to rebuff the efforts of workers in its oversight offices to gain union representation by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), forcing the workers to conduct a vote by secret ballot later this week. (washingtontimes.com)

Powerful union-backed Dem baron diagnosed with rental di$order ... Rep. Charles Rangel reported no rental income for eight years on his rundown Harlem row house, even though public records show tenants were living there. The powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said he received nothing from 1993 to 2000 on the six-unit building, according to federal financial disclosure forms. But one current tenant told The Post she had lived at the building for 20 years -- and paid rent during that period. Another said her former boyfriend called 74 W. 132nd St. home for many years, paying about $500 a month in rent. While Rangel claims to have taken in not a dime in eight years, at least four tenants lived in the building during that time, The Post found. (nypost.com)

Union protests v. oppressive Mouse ... She was among dozens of Disney workers participating in a noisy protest at the doors of the Anaheim Convention Center last week, on the first day of Disney's D23 Expo for the studio's fans. The employees are at the center of a nasty labor dispute focusing on health benefits that is jolting the self-proclaimed "happiest place on earth." The clash pits image-conscious Walt Disney Co. against Unite Here Local 11, an aggressive union known for its street-theater militancy. On Thursday, union supporters dressed as Snow White, Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters staged a mass "sick-in" while Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger was scheduled to speak inside the convention center. (latimes.com)

Shame: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy placed on Dirty Money Watch ... WHO: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., a co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act (aka Card Check). WHAT: McCarthy received the following dirty money: Communications Workers of America (PAC) $2,000 in 2008 election cycle; $1,500 in 2006 election cycle. Boilermakers Union (PAC) $4,000 in 2010 election cycle; $6,000 in 2008 election cycle; $9,000 in 2006 election cycle. The American Federation of Government Employees (PAC) $1,000 in 2006 election cycle. The Service Employees International Union (PAC) $1,000 in 2008 election cycle; $7,500 in 2006 election cycle. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (PAC) $5,000 in 2010 election cycle; $10,000 in 2008 election cycle; $10,000 in 2006 election cycle. WHY IT'S DIRTY: Multiple officers and members of these unions, including division presidents, secretary-treasurers and business managers, have been convicted since 2001 of felonies including embezzlement, falsifying official reports to government, mail fraud and conspiracy. The Communications Workers of America and the American Federation of Government Employees have had eight convictions, the Service Employees International Union has had nine convictions and the Boilermakers have had 10 members convicted, while the IBEW has had 14 members convicted. The amounts of embezzled funds range from more than $5,000 to more than $100,000. WILL MCCARTHY GIVE IT BACK: McCarthy did not respond to The Examiner's request for comment. THE SCORE: Number of Democrats who have given it back: 0. Number of Republicans who have given it back: 0. YOUR TURN: You can reach McCarthy's Washington office at 202-225-5516. (washingtonexaminer.com)

International Collectivism

LatAm leftist update: Evo walks a day in Hugo's shoes ... Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday defended his country's right to have relations with Iran as he was beginning his first visit to Spain as head of state. "We have the right to have relations with everyone, without submission," Morales told an economic forum before meeting King Juan Carlos and visiting parliament later in the day. He mentioned the examples of Iran, with which Bolivia has stepped up relations, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (earthtimes.org)

Obama imposes death penalty on constitutionalists ... De facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti on Sunday played down the revocation by the United States of visas against de facto Honduran officials. "Nobody has died of having or not having a visa," the de facto leader told local radio HRN. "People do have died seeking American land." Micheletti said he had got from the U.S. consulate on Saturday a note telling him that his visa had been revoked. Marcia Facussee, deputy chief of the de facto ruling party - the Liberal Party - also confirmed that her visa and those held by14 magistrates in the country's supreme court of justice had also been canceled. "It is their (U.S.) decision and we have to respect them in the same way they will have to respect the measure we take as a sovereign state," the de facto president said. (news.xinhuanet.com)
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