We actually applaud this surprising move by former Wisconsin Democratic senator Russ Feingold (recall that Feingold was swept out of office last year in a tsunami of Tea Party expression). Just in case you're keeping score, here's the opening shot in the corporate corruption wing of the Obama School of Economic Whatevers:
IT'S EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG with corporate power today: News broke last week that General Electric, America’s largest corporation, made $14,200,000,000 in profits last year and paid $0 in taxesthat’s right, zero dollars in taxes. At the same time, C.E.O. Jeffrey Immelt saw his compensation double. Now I hear that GE is expected to ask 15,000 of their unionized workers to make major concessions in wages and benefits.
But what really adds insult to injury is the prestigious and influential position Jeffrey Immelt holds as chair of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. That’s wrong. Someone like Immelt, who has helped his company evade taxes on its huge profitsand is now looking to workers to take major pay cuts after his compensation was doubledshould not lead the administration’s effort to create jobs.
We cannot stand by and watch while we are led down this road. Mr. Immelt must step down from the president’s jobs paneland if he won’t, President Obama needs to ask for his resignation.
Help us build public pressure on GE’s Jeffrey Immelt to step down or President Obama to get his resignation from the jobs council: Sign our petition at www.ImmeltMustGo.com today!
Jeffrey Immelt is a crook and a thief. There are many like him, but for now, we are criticizing this one. He and the president seem to have a lot in common, and appear to be the best of buds.
How can someone like Immelt be given the responsibility of heading a jobs creation task force when his company has been creating more jobs overseas while reducing its American workforce? And under Immelt’s direction, GE spends hundreds of millions of dollars hiring lawyers and lobbyists to evade taxes. All of this at a time when Fox News and the right wing are demonizing public workers, like teachers, as the cause of our economic problems.
It’s time for policymakers to stop coddling corporate interests, and get to work creating jobs and wealth for Main Street. We shouldn’t reward wealthy CEOs and Wall Street for behavior that undermines the nation’s economy.
Be a part of this meaningful fight. Help us tell President Obama that if GE isn’t paying taxes or treating workers well, Immelt Must Go!
President Obama has been talking about how we must “win the future,” and I agree with him in that goal. Jeffrey Immelt is not the person for that job.
Thanks for uniting as a progressive,
Feingold, despite his generally far leftist stance on most issues, this time is right on the mark. Serenedipity. Sort of like when far leftist Dennis Kucinich and libertarian Ron Paul find themselves arguing for the same crucial point in the House. As aggressive constitutionalists, we usually find Mr. Feingold's progressive recipe for success instinctively less than desirable, having no faith in Big Government to look after my own best interests, for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, but when it comes to the wildly dishonest, greed-gorged antics of corporate raiders who loot the land and its people without conscience, I have no choice but to drop my shoulders just enough to service my own burden and to join the call for immediate corrective measures. We call for simple and plain considerations. This just looks bad.
Jeffrey Immelt is a crook and a thief. There are many like him, but for now, we are criticizing this one. He and the president seem to have a lot in common, and appear to be the best of buds.
This nation, however, struggling against a global economic bully called the deficit, might stand a fighting chance to recover from what ails us if both men retired to their next roles as men of leisure, formerly of a certain public prestige. But since it is easier to dismiss Mr. Immelt from his awkward position right now, dismissal is exactly what should be done.
JUST WHEN YOU THINK LIFE is already coming at you at breakneck blistering speed, and you can't possibly grab, grip, or grapple with any more Beckspeak for the moment, something or someone else roars in to ramp up the gulag guzzle a few more notches (not that we don't need every hook and handle to help snatch this wobbling nation back from the claws of the death vultures). But every day a new crisis rodeo. Every hour five or six new opinions render us into helpless participants trapped inside this culture-jamming information box nicking us for energy bent on how to solve the latest what happened, who did it, and why puzzle. The soft belly of someone else's agony, somebody else's disgrace, unknown and unrelated to us, wears us down until we know nothing else unless we have already turned off and become compartmental robots geared only to please ourselves, for who can honestly separate our short measures of divine service and empty gestures for these people or those over there? This time it's Ranger Joe from over at American Thinker with an eyeful of rocket's red glare:
The cocky overconfidence of the forces of George Soros and his pointman Obama say they intend to win 2012 by any means necessary. It's already over but the fraudulent vote count. The war on Libya is based on a Soros theory of strategic humanitarian intervention to create an open global society and is being implemented by his disciple General Samantha Power-Sunnstein. The throne of America from which to collapse capitalism once and for all and establish the New World Order is way too tasty to relinquish. It's all over but the mass arrests of reactionary rightist thought criminals and bread lines. Even the body count of an armed citizen's rebellion is factored into their equation. They are relying on it as a stealth method to reduce excess population and render the people governable. Libya is a rehearsal for the quashing of rebellions and to establish strategic Middle East staging areas for the the Battle of Armageddon to eradicate the Jews. I'm sure Soros has a fifth column of Quislings embedded in Israel. The mission of Marx and his disciple Alinsky and the Mohammedan Caliphate is everything....We the People of the United States are nothing but disposable chaff. This so-called blunder is strategic. The games have begun.
From the other side of the fold, we chuckle like someone who's just pilfered the last french fry from the platter at the splash the Donald recently made on the View, calm, but with firm resolve to be told the truth. Yep, he just wants to see it.
Obama is still a mystery. No friends, no girlfriends, no boyfriends, no co-workers, no employees, no employers, no managers, no professors, no students, no teammates in sports, no teachers. Where is his past?
Very bizarre, don't you think? Are you ready for the internment camps erected for unbelievers just to get away from it all?
LIKE ALL RAD PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS, Barack Hussein Obama is moxy, arrogant and extremely Anti-Semitic. Jimmy Carter once held the highest distinction for hating Israel but has recently been bested by his disciple Obama. When it comes to supporting Islamic terror Hitler forged that same alliance before. His allies were Croat and Bosnian Muslim Nazis, known as Ustashas, the worst monsters of modern history. Their intended victims were Serbs, Jews and Gypsies. History keeps repeating itself. The same divide and conquer "game" played by Hitler in Bosnia, and other places, during WWII, is now played again by the the Obama regime of Progressive Nazi's. This is why we have to remind you what happened the last time the "game" was played:
"WWII, in Bosnia...The Croatian Fascists began a massacre of Serbs, which in the entire annals of World War II, was surpassed in savagery only by the mass extermination of the Polish Jews!"
The above quote can be found in any edition of Encyclopedia Britannica from Edition 1970 to 1989. (Macropedia, entry: Yugoslavia, World War II).
After World War I, the Great Powers of Europe jockeyed for influence in the Middle East's oil fields and trade routes, with France and Britain holding mandates throughout most of the region. In the 1930s, the fascist regimes that arose in Italy and Germany sought greater stakes in the area, and began courting Arab leaders to revolt against their British and French custodians. Among their many willing accomplices was Jerusalem Mufti Haj Amin el-Husseini, who fled Palestine after agitating against the British during the Arab Revolt of 1936-39. He found refuge in Iraqanother of Her Majesty's mandateswhere he again topped the British most wanted list after helping pull the strings behind the Iraqi coup of 1941. The revolt in Baghdad was orchestrated by Hitler as part of a strategy to squeeze the region between the pincers of Rommel's troops in North Africa, German forces in the Caucuses and pro-Nazi forces in Iraq. However, in June 1941 British troops put down the rebellion and the Mufti escaped via Tehran to Italy and eventually to Berlin.
Arab Mufti Greets Nazis, 1944
Once in Berlin, the Mufti received an enthusiastic reception by the "Islamische Zentralinstitut" and the whole Islamic community of Germany, which welcomed him as the "Führer of the Arabic world." In an introductory speech, he called the Jews the "most fierce enemies of the Muslims" and an "ever corruptive element" in the world. Husseini soon became an honored guest of the Nazi leadership and met on several occasions with Hitler. He personally lobbied the Führer against the plan to let Jews leave Hungary, fearing they would immigrate to Palestine. He also strongly intervened when Adolf Eichman tried to cut a deal with the British government to exchange German POWs for 5000 Jewish children who also could have fled to Palestine. The Mufti's protests with the SS were successful, as the children were sent to death camps in Poland instead. One German officer noted in his journals that the Mufti would liked to have seen the Jews "preferably all killed." On a visit to Auschwitz, he reportedly admonished the guards running the gas chambers to work more diligently. Throughout the war, he appeared regularly on German radio broadcasts to the Middle East, preaching his pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic message to the Arab masses back home.
To show gratitude towards his hosts, in 1943 the Mufti travelled several times to Bosnia, where on orders of the SS he recruited the notorious "Hanjar troopers," a special Bosnian Waffen SS company which slaugh-tered 90% of Bosnia's Jews and burned countless Serbian churches and villages. These Bosnian Muslim recruits rapidly found favor with SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who established a special Mullah Military school in Dresden.
The only condition the Mufti set for his help was that after Hitler won the war, the entire Jewish population in Palestine should be liquidated. After the war, Husseini fled to Switzerland and from there escaped via France to Cairo, were he was warmly received. The Mufti used funds received earlier from the Hilter regime to finance the Nazi-inspired Arab Liberation Army that terrorized Jews in Palestine.
The Arab Embrace of Nazism: Husseini represents the prevalent pro-Nazi posture among the Arab/Muslim world before, during and even after the Holocaust. The Nazi-Arab connection existed even when Adolf Hitler first seized power in Germany in 1933. News of the Nazi takeover was welcomed by the Arab masses with great enthusiasm, as the first congratulatory telegrams Hitler received upon being appointed Chancellor came from the German Consul in Jerusalem, followed by those from several Arab capitals. Soon afterwards, parties that imitated the National Socialists were founded in many Arab lands, like the "Hisb-el-qaumi-el-suri" (PPS) or Social Nationalist Party in Syria. Its leader, Anton Sa'ada, styled himself the Führer of the Syrian nation, and Hitler became known as "Abu Ali" (In Egypt his name was "Muhammed Haidar"). The banner of the PPS displayed the swastika on a black-white background. Later, a Lebanese branch of the PPSwhich still receives its orders from Damascuswas involved in the assassination of Lebanese President Pierre Gemayel.
The most influential party that emulated the Nazis was "Young Egypt," which was founded in October 1933. They had storm troopers, torch processions, and literal translations of Nazi sloganslike "One folk, One party, One leader." Nazi anti-Semitism was replicated, with calls to boycott Jewish businesses and physical attacks on Jews. Britain had a bitter experience with this pro-German mood in Egypt, when the official Egyptian government failed to declare war on the Wehrmacht as German troops were about to conquer Alexandria.
After the war, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser was among the officers who led the July 1952 revolution in Egypt. Their first act – following in Hitler's footstepswas to outlaw all other parties. Nasser's Egypt became a safe haven for Nazi war criminals, among them the SS General in charge of the murder of Ukrainian Jewry; he became Nasser's bodyguard and close comrade. Alois Brunner, another senior Nazi war criminal, found shelter in Damascus, where he served for many years as senior adviser to the Syrian general staff and still resides today.
Sami al-Joundi, one of the founders of the ruling Syrian Ba'ath Party, recalls: "We were racists. We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books... We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab inclination toward Nazism."
These leanings never completely ceased. Hitler's Mein Kampf currently ranks sixth on the best-seller list among Palestinian Arabs. Luis Al-Haj, translator of the Arabic edition, writes glowingly in the preface about how Hitler's "ideology" and his "theories of nationalism, dictatorship and race… are advancing especially within our Arabic States." When Palestinian police first greeted Arafat in the self-rule areas, they offered the infamous Nazi salutethe right arm raised straight and upward.
The PLO and notably Arafat himself do not make a secret of their source of inspiration. The Grand Mufti el-Husseini is venerated as a hero by the PLO. It should be noted, that the PLO's top figure in east Jerusalem today, Faisal Husseini, is the grandson to the Führer's Mufti. Arafat also considers the Grand Mufti a respected educator and leader, and in 1985 declared it an honor to follow in his footsteps. Little wonder. In 1951, a close relative of the Mufti named Rahman Abdul Rauf el-Qudwa el-Husseini matriculated to the University of Cairo. The student decided to conceal his true identity and enlisted as "Yasser Arafat."
The most recent "Obamination" is the giving of US tax dollars from the stimulus package to the PLA Fatah. A division of the PA or PLA is the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade a terrorist wing of the Fatah Security Force.
Again, aid and comfort to the enemies of the US and Israel are being funded by hard earned and foolishly spent tax payer dollars. At present US tax dollars are being spent to "fund" Islamic students at the UC in California. Students recieve a free ride under the liberal "diversity" outreach program plus $40,000.00 stipend. What do Americans get for their money? Hatred, Nazism, Islamonazism and a well educated enemy. Tell me, who gives the children of US citizens a free ride and 40 G's?
Obama is doing the same thing by the same identical play book used by Hitler to support and get support from the people of Islam. Again, there is no peaceful Islam, only outnumbered Muslims. Should he be relieved of his command?
JUST TO PUT a sharper and more proper point on the stick that drives home the point by highlighting a few rhetoricals...
Why is my utter disdain of and rugged resistance to this wildly constructed totalitarianism called Islam a "prejudice" whereas my dislike of, say, communism or nazism (which are quite similar in ideological make-up when we sort the lies from the subterfuge), would be a political opinion? Why am I expected to automatically approve of any belief system supposedly grounded in the supernatural? Why is my reliance on reason considered inferior to their "faith" even when that faith orders great numbers of them to hate and kill all "infidels" and all of them to various other methods of aggression against said infidel?
Clearly, there are too damn many frightened little children running around this world in grown-up clothes ready to throw a tantrum if someone spoils their favorite fairy tale. The Muslims are by far the most pernicious contenders in this category.
I am not "prejudiced" against Islam. I detest it as a matter of conviction.
Educate yourselves America before it's too late, and remember, there are a myriad of strategic reasons why multiculturalism and the politically corrupted will seek to smother the truth in sickly sweet-smelling lies at every turn. But the bottom line America is fiscally and morally bankrupt. Global players are wrestling for strategic domination, and our leadership dances with our enemies and pacifies our attackers by acting like puppets, especially the Left. But realize that the Right is complicit, as well. Just educate yourself. Be certain of your sources as the BIG LIE is in vogue, but the truth is out there, and it's probably already in your heart. Knowledge will keep it there.
But the hour is getting late, said the joker to the thief...
Confused? Well, begin here with the Geert Wilders free speech case now going on in the Netherlands. Let me be imperfectly clear: it is a farce, but is European sensibility. Let's not embrace this menace of political correctness favoring these Islamic invaders.
EVER THOUGHT YOU NEEDED 25 proofs that show why Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party were more perceptively a leftist movement, and not the vast right wing conspiracy that we often hear tossed around the bustling marketplace of ideas these days? Probably not. Probably never occurred to most of those who spend their time trying to paint American constitutionalists with the same brush that Hitler painted his Germany that perhaps the dear Left has been projecting yet again, and as such, is dead wrong about as many things which produce true liberty as does the right, yes, the right, even if we can't agree on ALL the finer details...
"Socialists can provide shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things that are guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave."Ronald Reagan
As the young and belligerently idealistic continue to push toward anything that smacks of overthrowing capitalism and ushering in the imagined golden era of socialism, despite all its past and present failures, preferably under the banner of its anointed one, the rules of the game only grow fuzzier while the strategies turn nastier.
Reagan warned against the danger of encroaching on the relationship between patients and doctors, and of an attack on doctors' freedoms. To work towards this end he encouraged Americans to sustain a letter-writing campaign to Congress with the message, "We do not want socialized medicine." Reagan quotes Representative Charles A. Halleck of Indiana as having said, "When the American people wants something from Congress, regardless of its political complexion, if they make their wants known, Congress does what the people want." Reagan warns that if his listeners do not stop the proposed medical program, "behind it will come other government programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country until one day as Norman Thomas said we will wake to find that we have socialism." Under this scenario, Reagan says, "We are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children, what it once was like in America when men were free."
I AM SUPPORTING only one organization to stop this president's healthcare program: the League of American Voters. And I am encouraging concerned Americans to funnel their support to the League as their main venue for donations with just cause and full effect. I believe the League has the most effective program to confront directly and stop Obama's ruthless and radicalized healthcare takeover plan.
Obama is moving to ram through Congress his plan and all our resources need to be focused to stop him. Also read the League's urgent message below!
Sn our last message, we warned that Obama was on the run, desperate to get his radical health plan rammed through Congress. But Obama's falling poll numbers, and the fact that outlets such as Fox News and Newsmax are fully informing Americans about the dangers of the plan, have hurt him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's efforts for their healthcare fiasco.
They are desperate. Obama out-and-out lied this week when he claimed that the AARP, the nation's largest seniors organization, backed his healthcare plan. The organization does not support it. Nancy Pelosi has even compared citizens protesting against the health plan with Nazis. These futile attempts of Obama and Pelosi to twist reality prove that our efforts are working!
This weekend, we will begin our national TV ad campaign. We are rolling out our powerful new TV ad devised by Dick Morris, our chief strategist. Dick's ad exposes how Obama's plan will lead to healthcare rationing if he succeeds in adding 50 million people to the government system. Remember, you can't let your guard down. Obama and the Democrats know they no longer have the 60 votes to pass the radical health plan in the Senate.
We are told they are working behind the scenes to change long-standing Senate rules so that they can pass their health plan with just 50 votes! This is again a desperate measure and an attempt to subvert our democratic and constitutional system.
I can assure you the League of American Voters is working day and night to stop Obama's plan. We are also preparing for contingencies. When Congress returns after Labor Day, we must line up all our forces for the final battle. I realize many people are on vacation or feel confident we can defeat Obama's plan. Please don't fall victim to overconfidence. It is critically important that you join with the League of American Voters today and help us defeat Obama.