Paul R. Hollrah, O.E.
The Pot & The Kettle
Scene: The Presidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, November 1,
(President Hamid Karzai is seated lotus-style on his rug. The red
telephone rings. Karzai frowns and picks up the receiver.)
Karzai: Hello, Mr. President. How is everything in Washington?
Obama: Everythingís fine, Hamid. I just wanted to call to congratulate
you on your reelection victory. Believe me, I know how comforting it is
to run unopposed. You may not know this but thatís how I won my first
race for the state senate in Illinois. I just had all of my primary
opponents kicked off the ballot on technicalities. They didnít know what
Karzai: Very good, Mr. President. You are a man after my own heart.
Obama: But listen here, Hamid, Iíve got no time for small talk. Iím
trying to decide how many troops Iím going to have to send to save your
sorry behind and youíre not helping much.
Karzai: What do you mean, Mr. President?
Obama: What I mean is that reports are circulating in the press that you
stole the election. Iím hearing reports that ballot counts from all over
Afghanistan were strangely in even numbers. In the Paktika province, for
example, four of six polling stations turned in totals of 300, 250, 200,
and 200 votes. One report says there were probably more than 800 fake
polling stations like that all over your country.
door to the Oval Office opens. Rahm Emanuel enters and approaches
Obama: Hold the phone, Hamid. Iíll be back in a minute.
(Obama turns to Emanuel)
Obama: Whatís up Rhambo? Iím on the phone with Karzai.
Emanuel: We have reports from New Jersey, Mr. President. The mainstream
media is all over the Corzine campaign. A couple of years ago the
Democrats in Trenton came up with this great idea for insuring the
outcome of elections. They allow anyone who wants to vote absentee to
get an absentee ballot. They donít even have to give a reason why they
canít vote in person.
the new law allows third party messengers. Democrat volunteers can pick
up the absentee ballots and deliver them to the county election board.
And when a messenger picks up a ballot with a Republican vote on it, he
can just toss it in the trash. The voter will never know his vote wasnít
counted. Why didnít we think of that in Chicago?
Obama: So whatís the problem?
Emanuel: Well, the system is perfect, but things are going wrong up
there. Word has gotten out that thousands of absentee ballots have
signatures that donít match signatures on the voter registration cards.
But worse, the media is reporting that Corzine and his people are
putting together a "slush fundĒ of these absentee ballots that they can
dump into the mix if Chris Christie pulls out a narrow victory.
Obama: Dammit, Rhambo! We canít afford to have Corzine lose that race.
How in the hell will that make me look? Iíve practically lived in New
Jersey for the last three weeks and itís my butt thatís on the line. You
get on the phone with that s.o.b. and tell him that if he canít steal
that election Iíll send Valerie Jarrett up there to do it for him...and
she might just kick his butt while sheís there.
(Emanuel departs. Obama puts the red receiver to his ear)
Obama: Hamid! Iím back. Sorry for the interruption, but we have
elections weíve gottaí win over here, too. What Iím trying to say is
that, if you donít get a handle on the corruption over there, Iím gonnaí
have one helluvaí tough time convincing Soros and the Daily Kos to let
me send the troops that McChrystal wants...and heís not a patient man.
When the polling station at Haji Nehmetullah House reports 725 votes
cast, and you got every single one of them...and when you get all 400 of
the votes cast at the Haji Akhtar Mohammad House...that looks a little
fishy. Do you see what I mean? We wouldnít even try that in Chicago.
Weíd see to it that the other guy got at least a couple of votes.
Karzai: Okay. I see what you mean, Mr. President. Iíll do my best. And I
hope youíll be pleased with the outcome of the elections in your New
Jersey and Virginia states. I hope the voters there will give you
everything you deserve.
Obama: Thank you, Hamid. Allah Achbar!
Karzai: Allah Achbar, Mr. President. And good luck!
think that Barack Obama, the leader of the Democratic Party, the most
corrupt political organization in Western history, would lecture the
President of Afghanistan on the merits of clean government and honest
elections is just...incomprehensible. But is it possible for a man with
Obamaís level of narcissism to recognize that, even for him, the end
does not always justify the means? Were it not for the inside-out,
upside-down logic of it all, it would be comedic. For example, where
Karzai appears to favor even numbers, Obama appears to favor odd
During his 2008 election campaign, Obama was the beneficiary of millions
of dollars in illegal contributions, most likely smuggled into the
country as Swiss credit card receipts...from donor, or donors, unknown.
As of October 2008, Obamaís Federal Election Commission reports showed
no fewer than 66,383 individual contributions, in odd amounts, from
example, FEC reports show that a man named John Atkinson, an insurance
agent in Burr Ridge, Illinois, gave a total of $8,724.26...$4,124.26
over his legal limit. He gave in odd amounts such as $188.67, $1,542.06,
$876.09, $388.67, $282.20, $195.66, $118.15, and one of $2,300.
Sandra Daneshinia, a
self-employed caregiver of Los Angeles, made 36 separate contributions
totaling $7,051.12...$2,451.12 over her legal limit. Thirteen of her
contributions were later refunded. However, in an odd coincidence, those
13 refunds, in amounts such as $233.88 and $201.44, came to an even
$2,300, the maximum amount allowable in any one election.
interviewed by NewsMax, Ronald J. Sharpe, Jr., a retired
schoolteacher from Rockledge, Florida, is reported to have given
$13,800...$9,200 over his limit. However, when interviewed by NewsMax,
Mr. Sharpe did not remember giving that much money to Obama.
These are obviously
foreign currency conversions with the names, addresses, and occupations
of $10 and $20 donors taken from the legal contributor lists and
assigned to the illegal foreign contributions to mask their
source...whoever or whatever that might be.
In each and every
election, Democrats are guilty of instances of fraud and intimidation
far beyond anything experienced in Afghanistan. If Obama were truly
interested in the kind of open and honest government that he is trying
to force on Hamid Karzai and the Afghans, he might first look to his own
State of New Jersey, a state that has occupied so much of Obamaís time
and attention in recent weeks, is a good example. In September 2005, New
Jersey Republicans announced the results of a study of voter
registrations within the state. They found that 55,000 people were
registered in more than one jurisdiction, 5,950 people voted more than
once in the previous election, and 5,000 registered voters were no
longer alive. Some 170,000 New Jersey residents were registered in more
than one state and 6,500 of those voters had voted in two or more states
in 2004. Almost without exception, these are all fraudulent Democratic
In 2000, a woman from
Allentown, Pennsylvania visited her sister at a New Jersey mental health
facility. At some point during her visit her sister informed her, quite
proudly, that New Jersey Democrats had delivered an absentee ballot to
her room and that she had cast her vote for Al Gore. The Allentown woman
was astonished that Democrats would stoop so low as to comb the hallways
of mental hospitals, scrounging for every last vote. She said, "My God!
This is a woman who thinks that God tells her what brand of shampoo to
use...and she decided to vote for Al Gore...all on her own?Ē
Yes, the Afghans, being a tribal culture, may have some difficulty with
some of the concepts embodied in our advanced civilization. So for
Barack Obama to lecture them on honesty and integrity in politics and
government is truly...the pot calling the kettle black.