Paul R. Hollrah, O.E.
Obama the Cyber Snowman
In the short period of time that
Barack Obama has occupied the public spotlight we have learned a number
of important things about him. And although we have yet to learn if he
is an American citizen, an Indonesian citizen, or if he holds dual
US-British citizenship, we have learned one very important thing about
his anatomy: if his lips are moving...chances are he’s lying.
Never in the history of the United States have we ever witnessed a
political regime so blatantly corrupt and dishonest. Throughout the
campaign he quickly gained fame for saying whatever his audience of the
moment wished to hear. Those who opposed his candidacy understood what
he was doing, and we understood that his radical left handlers were not
only writing the words that he read so skillfully from his teleprompter,
they were playing the most cynical sort of racial politics in order to
advance his candidacy.
And when it became clear that his campaign was being financed illegally
by foreign contributors, with donations brought into the country and
reported to the FEC in the name of U.S. citizens, often without their
knowledge or complicity; and when it was learned that millions of $10
and $20 money orders were being distributed among American Muslims, with
the understanding that the money would be donated to Obama, the crime
was so massive that there were not enough lawyers in the FEC, the FBI,
and the Justice Department combined to investigate or prosecute it.
Since being sworn into office, Obama has broken, one-by-one, nearly
every campaign promise he made regarding the conduct of the War on
Terror... or Overseas Contingency Operations, as his Homeland Security
nutcases prefer to call it. While having condemned George W. Bush and
Dick Cheney for their efforts to protect Americans, even to the point of
equating them to Adolph Hitler, Obama has now adopted all but a few of
the Bush-Cheney policies.
He has announced his intention to try GITMO detainees in military
tribunals; he has expanded the NSA’s warrantless wiretap program,
extending it to communications between American citizens... with the
promise that information obtained about American citizens will not be
made public (wink, wink); and he has reserved unto himself the right to
order the "torture” of enemy combatants in the event of a future need to
do so. Further, it can be predicted with a high degree of certainty
that, within the coming weeks and months, Obama will also reverse
himself on his promise to close the GITMO facility.
However, in an attempt to either do damage to the United States or to
former president Bush and his administration, Obama has undeniably given
aid and comfort to our enemies by declassifying and publishing internal
CIA/Justice Department memoranda detailing the methods of enhanced
interrogation used by the CIA to gain information from jihadists.
What is remarkable is that he does it all apparently without
experiencing a twinge of conscience... a feat that can be accomplished
only by a man totally devoid of conscience.
In responding to a questioner in a recent public forum, a question
relating to the process of receiving assistance with a mortgage
foreclosure problem, Obama directed the questioner to the
administration’s official website:
The website contains the official seals of both the U.S. Treasury
Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development,
indicating that it is an official administration website. However, some
who have used the site to seek assistance with an imminent foreclosure
problem have found that, after responding to the preliminary screening
questions contained on the website, they’ve received a telephone call
from a private law firm asking for more details.
After providing the required information, one troubled homeowner told of
receiving a return call from the law firm saying that they felt they
could be of assistance... for a fee. After providing the attorney with
an initial $1,000 retainer, agreeing to pay the remainder of the fee
when refinancing was finalized, the homeowner sat back to await
developments. However, the next call from the law firm was to advise him
that, upon further reflection, the lawyers would not be able to help
him. And when the homeowner requested the return of his $1,000 retainer,
that request was denied.
It appears that someone in the Obama Administration is selling names and
telephone numbers of individuals with foreclosure problems who respond
to the HUD/Treasury Department website.
Within days of taking office, Obama announced that he was stripping the
Department of Commerce of its traditional responsibility to conduct the
2010 decennial census, causing Commerce Secretary-designate Judd Gregg
(R-NH) to withdraw his name from consideration. However, after having
announced that he intended to have his chief of staff, Chicago machine
politician Rahm Emanuel, supervise the conduct of the census from the
White House, Obama faced a firestorm of protest and was forced to
However, his plan to "partner” with the corrupt civic action group,
ACORN, to conduct the census remains unchanged. With ACORN volunteers,
men and women highly skilled in voter registration and election fraud,
acting as census enumerators, it remains to be seen how many vacant lots
in heavily Democratic areas will suddenly reappear as high rise
apartment buildings in Census Bureau data bases... and all filled to
capacity with voting age men and women, ready to register as Democratic
In more recent weeks, the bankrupt Chrysler Corporation has announced
that it would seek permission from the bankruptcy court to abrogate
franchise agreements with 789 of its 3,181 dealers, many of them
profitable dealerships. A spokesman for Obama has said that these
decisions were being made by Chrysler, however Chrysler has denied the
allegation. According to a WorldNetDaily
investigation, Chrysler is no longer being operated as an independent
private-sector company. Instead, it is being run by a task force
appointed by the White House.
Given the Obama Administration’s record of political corruption,
it is likely that the latter is true... especially when one considers
that more than 90% of those dealers who are being disfranchised
contributed money to John McCain and the Republican Party in the 2008
According to a story by Kenneth Timmerman of
NewsMax.com, a comprehensive review of the 789 dealerships scheduled for
closing, comparing them to Federal Election Commission records, shows
that owners of those 789 dealerships contributed more than $450,000 to
Republican presidential candidates and the GOP. Senator Hillary Clinton
received $7,970, John Edwards received $2,200, and Obama received a
combined total of only $450.
As they say, elections have consequences...
especially when corrupt Democrats win.
Finally, in a May 29 statement from the East Room of the White House,
Obama announced the creation of a new White House Office of
Cybersecurity, headed by a "cybersecurity czar,” to coordinate all
federal government efforts to protect public sector and private sector
computer data bases from cyber attack, to
and integrate all cybersecurity policies for the government, and to
coordinate our response in the event of a major cyber incident or
But then he proceeded to scare
the pants off every freedom-loving American. He announced that the
Office of Cybersecurity "will also include an official with a portfolio
specifically dedicated to safeguarding the privacy and civil liberties
of the American people.”
He concluded by saying, "Let
me also be clear about what we will not do. Our pursuit of cyber
security will not -- I repeat, will not -- include
monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve
and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as
Americans. Indeed, I remain firmly committed to net neutrality so we can
keep the Internet as it should be -- open and free.”
So what are we to think of
Obama’s plans for the Office of Cybersecurity as it relates to the
Internet privacy of the American people... particularly those who are
among his harshest critics? Was it all just a cyber snow job? All we
know for certain is that his lips were moving when he gave assurances
that his agents would not be monitoring our personal Internet
communications. However, given what we know of Obama and the sort of
people he surrounds himself with, we should not be surprised if he does
precisely what he says he will not do.
that he took pains to deny any evil intent tells us that he not only
understands, but has considered the political implications of Internet
monitoring. Anyone who takes his assurances at face value is smoking
something much stronger than Marlboros.