Sunday wrap

Obama: Hearts mob rule, beer summit not, rust never sleeps, drive-by compassion scored, pacifistic, gerrymanderer, favors SEIU over AFSCME, H8s Anita MonCrief.

Mismanagement: The New Rosa Parks, NFL loser, New Tammany Hall, AFTexposed.com, SEIU-ACORN's fake divorce, union bigs buy Virginia, ACORN too big to fail, Ohio election fraud revealed, tougher term limits.

International: Obama hearts Europe, Leftwing anti-dollar rises.

Why Obama H8s Republicanism ... According to Karl Marx, the patron saint of communism, socialism is a temporary bus stop on the road to communism. It concentrates on the distribution of wealth and it is constantly decorated with such phrases as "social justice," which has a nice ring to it and appeals to the natural instinct of those who have little, to resent those who have much. But by the time the bus ride ends, the letters before "ism" change from "social" to "commun," and an entirely new system of government is in place, totalitarian in form -- one party owns the means of production and controls the distribution of wealth. The United States is a republican democracy that operates under an over-riding law called the Constitution. Supreme power resides in us, and it is exercised through representatives who are elected by us. The chief executive is not a king or an appointee or a dictator -- he/she too is elected. The republican form is superior to and more stable than a pure democracy because a few layers of protection guard it against its worst fault -- mob rule. (capecodtoday.com)

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Unionist blackballer creates The New Rosa Parks ... Who is DeMaurice Smith? On the surface, in his role as Executive Director of the NFL Players Union he's a Defender of the Game. Unity. Apple Pie. Motherhood. He is out there with a Deeply Serious, Fair-Minded Defense of The Players. This is what Smith said in a now much publicized e-mail to the Player's Union executive committee. "I've spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred." Gosh. How wonderful. (spectator.org)

Hey Mr. President, Where's Limbaugh's Beer Summit? ... President Barack Obama, who has a tendency to stick himself into the middle of racially biased conflicts that are of essentially no importance, owes that courtesy to one that captured national headlines for nearly a week. In understanding the vital importance of genuine issues of equality in a post racial (a.k.a. "Obamian") age, he owes it to the NFL, DeMaurice Smith, Donovan McNabb, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Fergie, and Ja Rule to invite them, along with Rush Limbaugh, to come enjoy a beer on the White House lawn with he and that Vice President of his. Of course, given Biden's history of racist statements towards Indians, Pakistanis and even Obama, perhaps he could learn a thing or two. Just imagine ... (townhall.com)

NFL: Loser ... But the story doesn't end there. Not one NFL owner or representative came out to denounce the uncivil tone and unfounded slanderous attacks made against Rush, who, as if they were too ignorant to know, happened to be one of the NFL's biggest supporters as well as a prospective owner. It was the ultimate responsibility of the NFL's commissioner, Roger Goodell, to put a stop to this nonsense. But did Goodell step forward? No. In fact, he did just the opposite and climbed on the slander train himself by saying that "divisive comments" would not be welcome in the league. Goodell's statement was reprehensible and became the straw the broke the camel's back for countless thousands of Rush supporters. It was game over -- adios NFL! (americanthinker.com)

HyperRust Never Sleeps ... The liberals and President Obama have been financially destroying our country ever since he took office. First it was the stimulus money. What has happened to it? Some went to buy control of the banks. Other billions were spent to give the president and his henchmen power over auto companies, including replacing the CEO of GM and settling salary and bonus ceilings for upper employees. More billions have been given to organizations like ACORN and various unions — corrupt organizations that Obama counts on to support him. Where the rest of the money went is unknown. Now comes the big push for cap-and-trade — which is just another tax scheme that will cost all of us “little people” quite a bit more in energy bills. For what purpose? More government control. Finally is the infamous health care “reform” bill that is so dear to Obama’s heart. (dailyprogress.com)

WaPo's Eugene Robinson outs Obama ... President Obama's brief display of drive-by compassion Thursday in New Orleans was, for me, by far the worst outing of his presidency thus far -- and the biggest disappointment. (voices.washingtonpost.com)

A bold President for the Age of Terror? ... What was the Oslo committee's motive? They might be moral idiots but they are not stupid. They had two clear aims. One is to undercut American exceptionalism -- the notion that America has a superior moral value system to that of the "world" (specifically the United Nations and the European Union) and America's willingness to use its unique power, alone when necessary, in accordance with that value system. The other is to promote an essentially pacifist agenda. (pittsburghlive.com)

Obama's Big Brother Gerrymander ... But as census canvassers took their handheld computers down city streets and exurban cul-de-sacs and backcountry lanes, something started to happen. “They show up at your house, and you look down, and you ask what they are doing,” says Alex Jones, the syndicated radio host. “And they say, ‘Oh, just getting a GPS reading.’ Regardless of your political affiliation, there’s just something inherently creepy about that.” (boston.com)

Bet on it: Union-backed fraud group will be back ... ACORN may be down, but don't count it out. The elaborate propaganda apparatus erected to support the Obama agenda is already at work spinning the downfall of the community organization into a vicious right-wing plot to destroy the presidency of Barack Obama, who sprouted from ACORN. The group was cut off from some of its taxpayer dollars after conservative bloggers duped ACORN staffers into offering advice on setting up a child prostitution ring. ACORN had no defense -- it was caught on tape and posted on the Web. But ACORN is too important to Democrats and Obama in particular to allow it to wither away. Much of the taxpayer money that funds ACORN's activism ends up benefiting Democratic interests. (detnews.com)

Meet the New Tammany Hall ... One group, besides Goldman Sachs executives, has done well during the Great Recession - the public-sector unions that have become political powerhouses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Washington, California, and a host of other states. They have become so powerful that they threaten the Madisonian system set up to constrain any one faction from overwhelming the public interest. In the states and cities where government workers' unions are strong, they have formed alliances with nonprofit advocacy groups such as ACORN and foundations committed to greater government involvement in the economy and society. The Manhattan Institute's Steven Malanga argues that this constellation of forces is in effect a new Tammany Hall. The old Tammany, however, was subject to electoral defeats. The new Tammanies have proved self-perpetuating. Public-sector unions bring to the fore what James Madison called "the violence of faction" and its threat to the "permanent and aggregate interests of the community." The unions cannot be blamed for this; they're advancing their members' interests. The fault lies with politicians, particularly those governors and mayors who have been willing to sabotage the public interest to smooth the path to their own reelections. In the absence of tough-minded leaders who will take on the public-sector unions, the fiscal future of states and localities is bleak. (philly.com)

Meet AFTexposed.com ... Welcome to AFTexposed.com, a website exposing the agenda, finances, and tactics of the American Federation of Teachers. This site is a work in progress and will keep its finger on the pulse of the AFT in an attempt to provide more information to you, the reader. The AFT bullies elected and appointed school leaders, contributes dues dollars to fringe groups, and does its best to stifle efforts to reform the educational system because it puts the interests of its members ahead of students. After all, it was Albert Shanker, former president of the AFT, who said, “When schoolchildren start paying dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of schoolchildren.” (aftexposed.com)

Andy Stern triggers New Prog infighting, bruised unionist egos abound ... "We have had just about enough of his gratuitous slaps,” said a senior White House official Friday, calling the politically charged language “outrageous and unacceptable” from an ally — even from one that had, the official noted, devoted substantial resources to health care efforts. “He’s doing his members a real disservice,” said the official, who said that while all other labor leaders had been careful to keep their opposition to elements of health care proposals modulated and largely inside the tent, McEntee was “beyond the pale.” In labor circles, McEntee is regarded with a mixture of pride, indulgence and disdain. But a spokesman for AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka stood by McEntee. (politico.com)

Cynical SEIU fakes divorce from ACORN ... SEIU records show that the union paid ACORN $1.4 million in 2008 for “Contracted Services (including services such as the Organizing Apprenticeship Program and Childcare Worker Organizing Campaigns).” Representative McHenry was surprised by Burger’s claim, to say the least. Everyone else should be, too. If not surprised, then certainly skeptical. Certainly the SEIU might have stopped using ACORN itself, but as we saw in an earlier piece here, ACORN has many hundreds of front corporations, so assuring us that the SEIU has truly cut ties to ACORN is not something so easily taken at face value. Of course it must be remembered that one of SEIU’s oldest union locals has long-standing ties with ACORN. SEIU Local 880 has been associated with ACORN since the 1980s. In fact, long-time ACORN operative Keith Kelleher is Local 880s headman. Naturally, ACORN tried to help the SEIU out last April by quietly scrubbing from its website all mentions of its ties to the union. But removing a mention from a website and actually cutting ties are not one in the same. In any case, what we are seeing is the rats attempting to jump ACORN’s sinking ship. Would they be doing this if there wasn’t something real behind these controversies? (therealitycheck.org)

Out-of-state union cash colors Virginia ballot ... While the DGA and RGA have complied with reporting requirements, at least eight 527 groups have given money to campaigns or other political organizations in Virginia but have yet to disclose their donors. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has given more than $900,000 to Virginia Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds. The Service Employees International Union has given Deeds $200,000. The Presidential Coalition LLC gave Republican Bob McDonnell $10,000. SEIU officials say the union has received no donations of $5,000 or more this year. The other groups did not respond to questions about their donors. (hamptonroads.com)

Meet Anita MonCrief, Social Justice Hero ... The more I spoke about Obama and the Democrats part in the ACORN scandal, the more I drifted away from the ACORN 8. I never thought that their mission was bad, but ACORN’s subversive nature is rooted in pay for play politics and if one is to clean house, it has to be across the board. I was proud when Marcel appeared on Glenn Beck but often dismayed at the picture she painted of ACORN. Yes, the members are great people, but they do not need an ACORN to help them. Local based initiatives run by people in their own communities seem to do more to really help the poor. As more ACORN corruption was exposed, it became evident that reform was really not an option, it was a band aid on the Titanic. By breaking free of someone else’s agenda and doing the right thing, I was able to take this story to another level by doing research and exposing even more corruption. (hotair.com)

Plain Dealer exposes ACORN partisan fraud scheme ... ACORN, under attack for other misdeeds, plotted privately to help elect liberal congressional candidates in several 2008 Ohio races, a previously undisclosed ACORN political plan shows. This is the first time that ACORN, formally called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has been linked to Democratic congressional election efforts in Ohio. To some, ACORN's early 13-page plan for the 2008 election reinforces what critics always assumed: The group's goal was never nonpartisan. The political plan and other ACORN documents show that the group was interested not just in helping presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom it urged its members to support, according to post-election Federal Election Commission reports. ACORN also was interested in Congress and the Ohio Statehouse. (cleveland.com)

Typical term limits pledge too easy to break ... The Alliance for Bonded Term Limits (ABTL) announced in a news release Friday that Will Breazeale, a Republican running for a U.S. House seat in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, is the first candidate in the country to sign on to the concept. The organization encourages candidates to back up their pledge with something similar to a performance bond. The theory is the bond would be a substantial portion of the candidate's net worth, making it difficult to break the promise. If a candidate goes back on his pledge, the money would be donated to charity. (thepilot.com)

International Collectivism

How long can this European vacation last? ... Barack Obama's European tendencies aren't in doubt. His policies on government spending, taxation, health care and carbon emissions would all tend to bring America in line with European norms, to a far greater degree than any other president of the last 40 years and probably any president ever. And what of America's special place in the world? "I believe in American exceptionalism," Obama said on one of his trips to Europe, "just as I suspect that Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." In other words, not at all. One cannot imagine Presidents Roosevelt, Truman or Kennedy, Eisenhower or Reagan, uttering such sentiments. (washingtonexaminer.com)

Leftist Caudillos: We don't need no stinkin' U.S. dollar ... Latin American leaders agreed here on the creation of a regional currency, the Sucre, aimed at scaling back the use of the US dollar during the 7th Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA). Nine countries of ALBA met in Bolivia where they vowed to press ahead with the Single System of Regional Compensation (SUCRE), a new currency for intra-regional trade, to replace the US dollar. Chávez, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado as well as other leaders of ALBA nations attended the meeting. "The document is approved," said Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who is hosting the summit. (worldbulletin.net)
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