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500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney&Only 5 Ret Military Generals Endorse Obama!

500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney&Only 5 Ret Military Generals Endorse Obama! | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
(Credit: AP)
Nearly 500 former military admirals and generals are poised to endorse Mitt Romney, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The group will post a full page ad in the Washington Times on...

 

 

The group will post a full page ad in the Washington Times on Monday. The advertisement will have the headline, “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief,” followed by the names of the former military commanders.

 

A spokesman for the group emphasized its independence from the official campaign. The Romney campaign has not sanctioned this ad buy, a spokesman said, and the members of the group are paying the fee themselves.

 

The spokesman added that 389 of the individuals on the list are on the Romney Military Advisory Council, too. The Romney campaign has already announced these individuals’ endorsement.

 

“They have 389 on their list,” the spokesman said, while “we have almost 500.”

 

The list comes as a Military Times survey revealed that active duty, National Guard, and military reserve members support Romney over Obama by a two to one margin.

 

 

Here's a list of some of the 300+ Commanders and Generals endorsing Romney for President and the Next Commander In Chief:

 

Mitt Romney's Endorsements from the Military(359):
Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)
General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)
General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)
Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)
General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)

General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)
General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John Theodore "Ted" Parker, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Charles Henry "Chuck" Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General E. G. "Buck" Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Alexander M. "Rusty" Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Donald C. "Deese" Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Herman O. "Tommy" Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Robert Allen "R.A." Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Claudius "Bud" Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General William "Bill" Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Richard "Rick" Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.)
Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)
Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.)
Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.)
Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.)
Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.)
Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral David Oliver "D.O." Smart, USNR, (Ret.)
Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Robert H. "Bob" Spiro, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.)
Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.)
Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.)
Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.)
Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.)
Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General David E.B. "DEB" Ward, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.)
Major General John Welde, USAF, (Ret.)
Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.)
Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.)
Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.)
Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA, (Ret.)

 

Here's Obama's list: [try not to LOL]

Obama's Endorsements from the Military(5):
General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret)
General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)
Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)
Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QrJhUsE1cc3

 

Who knows how many current military are working under the Obama admin that he has replaced with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and frauds like himself:

’100 radicalized Muslims in U.S. military’

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

 

AMERICA IN CRISIS SECURITY BRIEF: Muslim Brotherhood In The Government by John Guandolo (1of13)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SFBxRKCb3M2

 

Muslim Terrorists Crossing US/Mexican Border

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKr44Ey8WU&feature=share

 

Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/eyo57FcaK7q

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Conservatives Skewer Obama for Comments: ‘Al Qaeda Has Been Decimated’ http://pulse.me/s/eX9pp  //Obama is counting on the uninformed voter

 

Tell Congress:Impeachment Charges Agnst President for Unconstitutional Military Actions!5,289 Sent! http://t.co/MDl50XSR

 

 

http://t.co/pfJkL2BH  Muslim Brotherhood Re-affirms Jihad Against Israel, & Morsi Gets Invited to the White House <how can any Jew still vote for Obama, while he panders to&enables our enemies?

 

Muslim Brotherhood Behind Benghazi Attack With Link to ObamaMuslim Brotherhood Behind Benghazi Attack With Link To Obama

http://www.westernjournalism.com/muslim-brotherhood-behind-benghazi-attack-with-link-to-obama/

 

 

Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

 

 

WOW: Hillary w/ straight face on Muslim Brotherhood and Human RIghts Part One http://ht.ly/cDuP8  <she responds on Huma&Muslim Brotherhood;yeah religious freedoms&individual freedoms are sliding backwards with no thanks to this administration!!

 

 

Obama enabled the new Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to take power, impose Sharia,&repress Christians;stop him in Syria! http://ht.ly/cJwy7

 

Obama's embrace of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has lead to the killing and persecution of Christian Copts....what is being done to help this people?? Nothing!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CwPfdJt3dwC

 

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#.T6d86KuonEo.google_plusone_share

 

This is the problem with Obama's Foreign Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Charge of FBI Counterterrorism Training

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8DFhJeXV9Nr

 

I've shared posts on the Enemy Within several times before, from Congressman getting contributions from CAIR, a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, to our military being infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood members and Obama meeting with them in the White House.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Qv31YCEUkLc

 

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman: "America will be brought to its knees"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QLVJVcz1DAd

 

OBAMA FUNDING EGYPYT TO ATTACK ISRAEL

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/UcTv67oJnAm

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

It sure makes you wonder when our President is said to be a Christian, but his policies and actions have favored our enemies and he has aided&abetted Islamic radicals and said he is a Muslim by birth and through adoption by his step father: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/7C5cmS4HYZW

 

Sharia Law or Constitutional Law? Call on Congress to support HR 973

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/LTs62aNWRu5

 

Egypt’s new president: “You are all Hamas…brandish your weapons; Jerusalem is our goal”

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/cfMe65qkgW9

 

Michele Bachmann isn't the only one calling for Muslim Brotherhood investigations. Gingrich now is as well http://t.co/bGSq5HIp

 

Even Time is reporting Islamist militants are fighting with the rebels in Syria. So once again, the US is aiding our enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. When will we ever learn??

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Y6YoSdxMhKu

 

Romney Must Stand Up to The Threat of Marxism and Islam to America

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/9woNnoJHdDd

 

Find more of my posts on the Muslim Brotherhood on G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/muslimbrotherhood

 

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Health rule changes in 2013 may hurt families with special-needs children;increases taxes&medical treatment!

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Changes that the health care reform law will impose in 2013 will hurt families with high medical expenses

 

Parents of special-needs children and others with high medical expenses said the changes mean that they’ll have to pay more out of pocket for their child’s treatment and pay higher taxes.


The changes that take effect in January will:
Cap annual contributions to flexible spending accounts established by employees with pretax money to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses at $2,500.


Currently, there isn’t a statutory limit on how much you can contribute to an FSA, but most employers impose an annual contribution limit of $5,000, said Paul Fronstin, director of the Health Research and Education Program at the Employee Benefit Research Institute.


Increase the threshold for the itemized deduction for unreimbursed medical expenses from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent of adjusted gross income.


That change won’t apply to those age 65 and older until 2017.

 

“Starting Jan. 1, however, you will have to pay any amount over $2,500 out of pocket after tax,” he said. “If you are a middle-income taxpayer with an AGI of $50,000 per year [which puts you in the 25 percent tax bracket], that means you will pay about $625 more in taxes starting in 2013.”


The itemized deduction of medical expenses: Say the same middle-income taxpayer has unreimbursed medical expenses of $10,000. The increase in the threshold for itemizing from 7.5 percent to 10 percent will result in a tax increase of about $312, Murphy said.

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Obama celebrates:Long-Term Unemployment Rises in October to 40.6% | CNSNews.com

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CNSNews.com was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.

 

The long-term unemployment rate rose to 40.6 percent in October, up from September’s level of 40.1 percent of the total unemployed, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday.

Long-term unemployment is unemployment lasting for 27 consecutive weeks or longer, according to BLS.

The government reported that just over 5 million people were unemployed for more than six months – 27 weeks – rising from September’s level of 4.8 million.

Long-term unemployment has remained elevated since the end of the recession in 2009. In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 2.7 million long-term unemployed Americans. By August of that year – after the recession had ended in June – that number had crossed the 5 million mark.

 

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Election 2012: Ohio President - Rasmussen Reports™ OH Tied 49-49!

RT @HeyTammyBruce: Rasmussen now has Ohio tied 49-49. Come on Ohio, we need you to take our country back!!
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Service agent on Obama detail commits suicide after probe into alleged affair, sources say

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The Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the president's Secret Service detail believed to be involved in a long-term affair with a Mexican woman committed suicide a day after failing a national security polygraph and being stripped of his clearances...

 

LBN:

How sad....not a reason to commit suicide but I guess the pressure&guilt were too much for him to live with

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AP knows exactly what Mitt Romney must do to win | TheBlaze.com

AP knows exactly what Mitt Romney must do to win | TheBlaze.com | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Somebody better tell Mitt Romney this is all he has to do in order to win the election: (AP knows exactly what Mitt Romney must do to win http://t.co/UPjY1xPu...)...
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Barone: Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily

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Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That's bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president.
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Factbox: How the Electoral College works

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(Reuters) - The Electoral College was established in the Constitution as a compromise between electing a president by a vote in Congress and by popular vote of citizens.
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BOB MENENDEZ AND HOOKERS? The Drudge Sex Scandal?? Lame

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Michigan Sec. of State Denies Driver’s Licenses to Executive Amnesty Recipients | NumbersUSA - For Lower Immigration Levels

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Leftist Director Oliver Stone: Hurricane Sandy Is “Punishment” For Obama’s Silence On Global Warming During Debates… | Weasel Zippers

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Gallup: 2012 voter turnout likely to be R+1 yet says similar to 2008 when it was D+10 : Fire Andrea Mitchell!

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(Gallup: 2012 voter turnout likely to be R+1.)...

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Chicago: First US Gun Tax 'Will Stem Carnage' says Father Pfleger;yeah right!!

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There are hopes a levy will reduce attacks in the President's adopted city, although he has been largely silent on gun control.

 

A leading anti-gun campaigner has told Sky News a new tax on guns will help end "carnage" on the streets of Chicago - where firearms now change hands for just $20.

 

There have been more than 440 murders in Barack Obama's adopted home city so far this year, surpassing last year's total of 435.

 

Most involved gang shootings in the south and west of the city. It has been dubbed America's "murder capital" with a higher rate of killings than New York or Los Angeles.

 

Cook County, which takes in Chicago, has become the first place in the US to introduce a firearms tax.

 

Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St Sabina Church in the city's South Side, said the $25 levy is a start.

 

"Guns are causing carnage on our streets," he said.

"Anything that makes them harder to get hold of, no matter how small, is to be welcomed.

 

Father Michael Pfleger has lobbied hard over gun laws


"We tax things like alcohol and cigarettes, but we haven't been taxing firearms.

 

"But I'd prefer if the tax was a lot higher, and if every single bullet was taxed."

 

A proposed tax of five cents per bullet was abandoned by Cook County because the tax would, in some cases, have exceeded the price of ammunition.

 

Officials said nearly a third of guns used in Chicago crimes were purchased legally in Cook County.

 

However, despite the surge in fatal shootings, gun control is not one of the big issues in the current presidential race - it was discussed only briefly in the second election debate.

 

Mr Obama, who has been attempting to win over conservative voters in battleground states, has refrained from stricter restrictions.

 

Father Pfleger, whose church is in the troubled Englewood area, has for years been lobbying for stronger gun laws, which are opposed by the National Rifle Association.

 

No fewer than 12 people have been shot dead in the three-square-mile Englewood district since the start of this year, according to RedEye, which tracks the latest figures from Chicago police and hospitals.

 

It lies a short drive away from the Kenwood family home of Mr Obama, who was a community activist in the South Side before entering politics. A man was shot a block away from his mansion in August.

 

LBN:

Taxing guns more isn't going to stop people from buying them illegally. It's obvious more guns are purchased&used illegally by those who commit murders&other crimes. If only 1/3 of guns were purchased legally, how many of them were actually used in violent crimes and not used in self-defense??

 

Look at Mexico and other countries where strict gun regulations have been enforced, even in Chicago itself, the gun crime rates are higher the more restrictions are put on them. This only harms defenseless,law abiding Americans rather than attacks the root of the problem. The main problem is poverty, violence, lack of education, lack of morals,values and respect for humanity...these are not things govt can provide but a solid home life and religious faith can create.

 

How many of these violent criminals come from broken homes, were raised by single mothers, in poverty and now think the world owes them everything?? The victims of poverty, broken homes and govt dependence often become the greatest perpetrators of violent crimes because they are left with no will to provide for themselves and instead learn to take from others.

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Bonus March on Washington, DC: 1932-Have You Heard About This??

In 1932, unemployed veterans marched on Washington, DC demanding payment of a bonus due in the future. The "bonus marchers" were routed by the military on or...

 

The Bonus March of 1932--have you heard about this?? by LBN, P Garza

Not being much of a history buff, I have to admit I first learned about this tonight while listening to Michael Savage.


According to Savage [paraphrased, not necessarily actual quotation, but as transcribed from listening]:
In 1932 'The Bonus Army' were tricked into defending the US in WWI,&returned jobless. Led by Former Marine Walter Waters, WWI vets protested against the fed govt after bonuses were not redeemed immediately;July 28 they camped outside the WH;when  Military& Fed Police met them with resistance and they shot at members of the Bonus Army of vets, led by the DOJ at the time;Douglas MacArthur was the leader of the military who shot at the vets;then in 1933 at the start of the Roosevelt admin they were offered jobs rather than given the bonuses they were promised. Soldiers killed soldiers during that time....one of the aids Dwight D Eisenhower was one of MacArthur's junior aids;Eisenhower thought it was wrong to take action against fellow American war vets,&advised MacArthur not to take part in the shooting of fellow Americans.....but he did&this was a time in American history the federal govt has and will use lethal force;it's been done before...per Michael Savage 11/2/2012

Savage brought up this topic when discussing the federal govts recent purchase of hollow point ammunition in all levels of the govt from the IRS to the EPA.http://theintelhub.com/2012/08/16/federal-government-ammo-buildup-social-security-administration-to-purchase-174-thousand-hollow-point-rounds/
Why would the federal govt of the US, or any govt, need to be armed with this if it were not for the military?? Does it have anything to do with what Obama said in 2008, while campaigning in Colorado when he said...."We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
http://youtu.be/Tt2yGzHfy7s

 
Obama-Colorado Springs, CO
July 2, 2008

From the video Bonus March Video:
In 1932, unemployed veterans marched on Washington, DC demanding payment of a bonus due in the future. The "bonus marchers" were routed by the military on orders of President Hoover. The idea of World War I veterans who had come home as heroes being confronted by the army was a national shock and doomed whatever hope Hoover had for reelection.


Read more:
http://www.ushistory.org/us/48c.asp
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX89.html

Related:
I wonder if Rachel Maddow, and other liberals, still questions Obama's prolonged detention policy:
http://youtu.be/8mPZlysCAm0

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Slate.com Moron Asks:Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President?

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I'm voting for Barack Obama on Election Day.

 

Liberal moron site Slate.com keeps censoring my comment to this lame article...some claim it's because I was off topic?? Yeah right, the topic was about Romney and the election&assuming only whites support Romney...what a bunch of idiots. Now I know why I rarely read liberal blogs/news sites, let alone reply.

 

Here is my response they keep removing:

You are a brainwashed Obamabot....if no other reason to vote against Obama, the handling of Benghazi should be the main reason to vote him out! He is incompetent and should be charged w/dereliction of duty, the death of the four Americans killed and failure to protect and defend American citizens as Commander in Chief. He had plenty of warning and requests prior to the attack to provide proper security and failed. He failed, his administration failed...they all failed!! FAILED!

 

He's failed the economy, the poor, blacks, whites, teens, everyone in America! Unemployment is stagnate! Unemployment among blacks is up 14.3%!! He only cares about himself and getting re-elected. He is raising our debt, spending more than we make, wants to tax the job makers out of the country&create more unemployment! He wants us all equally poor! Obamacare increased premiums and will decrease the quality of health care, leading to rationing as more patients are pushed onto a decreasing number of doctors.

 

Obama thinks creating more teaching jobs will somehow save the economy....we have college grads out of work! They are educated and can't find jobs! Obama is a joke, a failure and a fraud! Wake up to reality! He armed terrorists in Libya&is now arming them in Syria, that is the real reason Amb Stevens was in Benghazi in the first place! Look it up! Do your own research and don't just watch CNN or read liberal blogs&publications ie: NYT,Slate, HuffPo, but international outlets. Even CBS has done some unbiased reporting on this finally....get the facts and stop being deceived! Obama is aiding and abetting our enemies! He is a traitor to the US and our allies! The only foreign leaders who endorse him are dictators&tyrants or socialists who have failed their own countries ie: France, Spain, Greece, Castro, Chavez, etc. WAKE UP!!

 

I don't vote based on the color of ones skin but the content of their character and Obama's is flawed! Look at who he associates himself with and who admires him&endorses him!

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Barack Obama's Evolution on Climate Change: A Brief History

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An short history of Obama's evolution on climate change http://t.co/dT1etGNq...
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Anti-gun Bloomberg turns down help from the gun-toting National Guard | TheBlaze.com

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We've reported to you how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is diverting resources away from hurricane clean-up efforts in order to keep the NY Marathon on schedule this weekend.
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Obama urges voters to take 'revenge' on Election Day, Romney team rips 'terrible' message

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ETNA, Ohio -- The Romney campaign ripped President Obama after the president suggested Friday that supporters take "revenge" by voting against the Republican nominee.

 

LBN:

Obama's tone is coming from his loins...according to Axelrod...what a joke....Obama claims he's not tired and has a lot of fight left in him...yet he looks tired;his eyes look empty&hollow/soulless and he is losing women, independent voters and lost men a long time ago. He's down in early election polls and will likely lose to Romney....unless election fraud prevails. We MUST win in a landslide!

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Another Reason The HHS Mandate Won’t Work

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ADF: Another Reason The HHS Mandate Won’t Work http://t.co/HK1jtBV6...
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Who is the worst civil liberties president in US history?

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Glenn Greenwald: Where do the abuses of the last decade from Bush and Obama rank when compared to prior assaults in the name of war?

 

If one were simply to consider specific acts which constituted grave assaults on civil liberties - narrowly defined as the core political rights explicitly protected by the Bill of Rights: free speech, freedom from deprivation of life and liberty without due process, etc. - one could make a strong argument for several presidents. John Adams signed The Alien and Sedition Acts, which essentially criminalized certain forms of government criticism in preparation for a war with France, a radical assault on the First Amendment.

 

Abraham Lincoln illegally suspended the core liberty of habeas corpus without Congressional approval. Wilson's attacks on basic free speech in the name of national security were indeed legion and probably unparalleled. Franklin Roosevelt oversaw the due-process-free internment of more than 100,000 law-abiding Japanese-Americans into concentration camps.

 

And then there are the two War on Terror presidents. George Bush seized on the 9/11 attack to usher in radical new surveillance and detention powers in the PATRIOT ACT, spied for years on the communications of US citizens without the warrants required by law, and claimed the power to indefinitely imprison even US citizens without charges in military brigs.

 

His successor, Barack Obama, went further by claiming the power not merely to detain citizens without judicial review but to assassinate them (about which the New York Times said: "It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing"). He has waged an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, dusting off Wilson's Espionage Act of 1917 to prosecute more then double the number of whistleblowers than all prior presidents combined. And he has draped his actions with at least as much secrecy, if not more so, than any president in US history.

 

Ultimately, it is close to impossible to rank these abuses strictly as a qualitative matter, in terms of the powers seized. How does one say that interning citizens in concentration camps (Roosevelt) is better or worse than imprisoning people for dissent (Adams and Wilson), putting people in cages with no charges (Lincoln, Bush, Obama), or claiming the power to execute citizens in total secrecy and without any checks of any kind (Obama)? If anything, one could reasonably argue that the power of due-process-free executions is the most menacing since it's the only act that is permanent and irreversible.

 

Certainly, the quantity of abuse matters. In that regard, Roosevelt's interments and Wilson's free speech prosecutions would appear worse than, say, Adams' attacks on dissent, Bush's indefinite detentions, or Obama's citizen assassinations.

Moreover, it is one of the ironies of US history that civil liberties erosions are often accompanied by civil liberties progress from the same leader: Adams was integral in the founding of the republic and its rights-enshrining documents; Lincoln freed the slaves; Wilson supported women's suffrage; Roosevelt appointed two of the most sterling civil liberties advocates to the supreme court; Obama withdrew authorization for some torture techniques (ones that were not in use when he was inaugurated) and banned CIA black sites (ones that were empty when he assumed office).

 

Ultimately, there are two critical factors that, for me at least, are highly influential if not decisive in determining the proper ranking. The first is the extent to which the civil liberties abuses are temporary or permanent.

Most of the contenders for worst civil liberties abuses were "justified" by traditional wars that had a finite end and thus dissipated once the wars were over. Lincoln's habeas suspension did not survive the end of the Civil War, nor did FDR's internment camps survive the end of World War II. The Alien and Sedition Acts were severely diluted fairly quickly, while the bulk of Wilson's abuses which survived World War I lay dormant until the War on Terror. As horrible as they were, these radical erosions were often finite, arguably by design, since the wars which served as their pretext would foreseeably end at some point.

 

This is one key factor that distinguishes the War on Terror. By its nature, it will never end, at least not in the foreseeable future. It is a "war" far more in a metaphorical sense than a real one.

 

Since it began, both administrations who have waged it have expressly acknowledged its virtually indefinite - and thus unique - nature. In May 2009, when Obama unveiled his proposal for "preventive detention", he said: "Unlike the Civil War or World War II, we can't count on a surrender ceremony to bring this journey to an end." He added that we'll still be fighting this war "a year from now, five years from now, and - in all probability - 10 years from now."

Just last week, the Washington Post reported that the Obama administration is creating permanent bureaucratic systems to implement its War on Terror powers as it "expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years". Specifically, "among senior Obama administration officials, there is broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade." That "suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism."

 

Civil liberties abuses justified by a finite war can be awful while they last, but then they cease. Abuses that are systematized based on the premise that they are to be permanent do far more than that: they radically alter the nature of the government and the relationship of the political class to the citizenry.

This, to me, has always been the most uniquely pernicious aspect of the War on Terror civil liberties assaults of the last decade: they will not end when the "war" does because the "war" will have no end. Each new power is embedded permanently into the political framework, incrementally transforming the political culture and the species of government itself.

The second vital factor is the justification used for these assaults. However critical one wants to be of Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt - and harsh criticism is appropriate in all three cases - they were actually fighting major wars that had the potential to severely harm if not destroy the US. To the extent that war is a justification for increasing the powers of the executive, those three wars are clearly the most compelling examples.

 

By contrast, the "War on Terror" is not even legitimately described as a "war", let alone one anywhere near the magnitude of its predecessors. Shortly after I began writing about politics in late 2005, I examined the inane tactic of Bush-following neoconservatives - one that is, like so many neocon views, now vigorously embraced by many Obama defenders - to cite Lincoln's civil liberties abridgments during the Civil War to justify abridgments in the name of the War on Terror. The fundamental differences are obvious:

"During Lincoln's Presidency, the entire nation was engulfed in an internal, all-out war. Half of the country was fully devoted to the destruction of the other half. The existence of the nation was very much in doubt. Americans were dying violent deaths every day at a staggering rate. One million American were wounded and a half-million Americans died (a total which represented 5% of the total population), making it the deadliest war America has ever faced, by far, including all wars through the present. On multiple occasions, more than 25,000 Americans – and sometimes as many as 50,000 – were killed in battles lasting no more than three days. The scope of carnage, killing, and chaos – all within the country, on American soil – is difficult to comprehend.

"Making matters worse – much worse – the country was only 70 years old at the time. And even before the Civil War began, America was teetering precariously from these unresolved internal conflicts. The country then was a shadow of what it is today, with a tiny faction of the strength, stability and cohesion which, 140 years later, characterize the United States."

 

It takes little effort to demonstrate that the "War on Terror" is not in the same universe. As Professor Richard Jackson has documented, there is a greater risk of dying from lightning strikes or bathtub falls than terrorism. Professors John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart, writing in the latest issue of International Security, condemned the "extraordinarily exaggerated and essentially delusional response" to 9/11. As Professor Stephen Walt described their article:

"Mueller and Stewart analyze 50 cases of supposed 'Islamic terrorist plots' against the United States, and show how virtually all of the perpetrators were (in their words) 'incompetent, ineffective, unintelligent, idiotic, ignorant, unorganized, misguided, muddled, amateurish, dopey, unrealistic, moronic, irrational and foolish.' They quote former Glenn Carle, former deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats saying 'we must see jihadists for the small, lethal, disjointed and miserable opponents that they are,' noting further that al-Qaida's 'capabilities are far inferior to its desires.'"

 

To the extent the validity of the proffered justification matters, and it must matter some, the War on Terror abuses are easily the worst for this metric. Unlike the actual, threatening wars of the past, this "war" is pure pretext, a total farce: so out of proportion to the civil liberties assaults employed in its name as to be inconceivable.

 

As noted, this discussion assumes a rather narrow range of the term "civil liberties": namely a focus on the original core political liberties expressly guaranteed by the Bill of Rights: freedom of speech, freedom from deprivation of life and liberty without due process, habeas corpus. If one expands the term to include more contemporary debates surrounding issues such as gay equality and reproductive rights, as is proper, then the overall picture meaningfully changes.

 

Cicero famously observed "inter arma, enim silent leges" (in times of war, the law falls mute).

 

That fact - that wars maximize a political leader's power - is a key reason they often crave war and why wars, under the Constitution, were supposed to be extremely difficult for presidents to start. As John Jay wrote in Federalist 4, "absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal" (that's also why the absurd contortions invoked by President Obama to fight a war in Libya not only in the absence of Congressional approval, but in the face of formal Congressional disapproval, belongs high on the list of his worst and likely most enduring civil liberties assaults).

 

LBN:

Interesting article....not sure I agree with all of it, but I definitely see where civil liberties are lost the bigger government gets and the more power the President takes in the name of war. As the saying goes....Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

 

While I agree with the need for some security;I don't bvelieve in denying anyone life, liberty&the pursuit of happiness if they are a legal citizen of the United States or the offspring/unborn of a legal US citizen.

 

In the case of the war on terror, many were upset at the killing of Anwar Alwalki, a US born home-grown cleric-terrorist, Obama had assassinated in Pakistan, along with his 16yro son. I think there was enough credible evidence to link Awalki to terrorism and he denounced his citizenship making his Constitutional rights null and void because he was a traitor to the US. His son was an unfortunate victim of the assassination by drone, but was likely being raised to become a terrorist as well. Sadly, the son will never have his day in court or be able to prove otherwise, but I think the world is better off without Alwaki. I just hope the President, which I don't trust much, does not abuse this power especially when declaring anyone a terrorist against the US.

 

Also, considering Obama is the most pro-abortion Preisdent in US history and voted at least twice against protecting babies born alive after failed/botched abortions and the fact that he supports gendercide abortions and abortions on demand up to all nine months, I would say he is definitely the worst President when it comes to protecting our inalieanble rights as protected in the Bill of Rights: life, liberty&happiness. If he can't protect the weakest among us, and the most vulnerable from the womb to the tomb then how can we entrust him to protect&defend any of us?? 

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Russia's election Magician pans undemocratic U.S. vote

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tired of being lectured on democracy, the man known in Russia as The Magician for overseeing fraud-marred elections won by Vladimir Putin turned the tables on Wednesday by lambasting...

Churov, a Putin ally, may still have been smarting over U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Russia's parliamentary election last December was "neither free nor fair."

 

"The U.S. presidential election is not direct, not universal and not equal, and it does not safeguard the secrecy of voting," Churov, who heads Russia's Central Election Commission, wrote in the government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta's online edition.

 

"The electoral system and electoral laws in the United States are far from perfect. They are contradictory, archaic and do not correspond to the democratic principles the United States has declared as the basis of its foreign and domestic politics."

He cited a long list of shortcomings such as U.S. methods for registering and identifying voters, vote monitoring which he said was inefficient and mechanisms for casting ballots which he described as questionable.

 

 

LBN:

Russians and liberals don't like the electoral college system, but they are the ones who may get to win the electoral vote this time rather than the popular vote. However, I still see this as a close election and Romney could still pull off a win in most states. 

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MUST-SEE - Pat Caddell Destroys 'Enemies Of America' Media: 'A Fundamental Threat To Democracy' http://t.co/x6Dev6Ah #tcot #WAR...
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Hurricane Sandy Closes Virginia Early Voting Locations

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Hurricane Sandy has caused early voting locations to close on Tuesday in most of Virginia's most populous counties -- impacting voters in Republican and Democrat-leaning regions alike.
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Oregon: Romney Closing In on Obama--Wow Even Liberal Oregon Doesn't Want Obama Back

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In the final week of the campaign, a new Oregon poll finds Obama with only a six-point lead over Romney. Obama won Oregon by 17 points four years ago.
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