The Obama Confidence Scam on Benghazi

Thomas Sowell is perhaps our best and clearest thinker. He has debated and deflated the best academicians and politicians of the left for a half century. Professor Sowell has this Townhall article today, “Cooling Out” The Voters. It is on the coming Election and Benghazi. Sowell begins by letting us in on the inside baseball of confidence game methods. “Confidence men know that their victim — “the mark” as he has been called — is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone. So part of the confidence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. This delaying process has been called “cooling out the mark.”

In case An Excellent Spirit’s readers are wondering, the confidence game is the Election and the events that could cost the Obama team defeat. The mark is “us”. “We” have been treated as the mark and nothing will change that. And, by “cooling” “us” out, the good Professor is referring to the systematic distortions, lies and liars who have been speaking to the public for the past 6+ weeks about what actually happened in Benghazi Libya when Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

After discussing the example of the Clinton White House’s skillful avoidance of Impeachment over his lies about Monica Lewinsky, Thomas Sowell gets down to it: “We are currently seeing another “cooling out” process, growing out of the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11th this year. The belated release of State Department e-mails shows that the Obama administration knew, while the attack on the American consulate was still underway, that it was a coordinated, armed terrorist attack. They were getting reports from those inside the consulate who were under attack, as well as surveillance pictures from a camera on an American drone overhead. About an hour before the attack, the scene outside was calm enough for the American ambassador to accompany a Turkish official to the gates of the consulate to say goodbye. This could hardly have happened if there were protesting mobs there. Why then did both President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice keep repeating the story that this was a spontaneous protest riot against an anti-Islamic video in America? The White House knew the facts — but they knew that the voting public did not. And it mattered hugely whether the facts became known to the public before or after the election. What the White House needed was a process of “cooling out” the voters, keeping them distracted or in uncertainty as long as possible.”

The good Professor even gives us motive and reason for our government playing this cynical, mendacious game with “us”. “The White House had to know that it was only a matter of time before the truth would come out. But time was what mattered, with an election close at hand. The longer they could stretch out the period of distraction and uncertainty — “cooling out” the voters — the better. Once the confidence man in the White House was reelected, it would be politically irrelevant what facts came out.”

Exposing the scam played upon “us”, Professor Sowell concludes, “From the time it took office, the Obama administration has sought to suppress the very concept of a “war on terror” or the terrorists’ war on us. The painful farce of calling the Fort Hood murders “workplace violence,” instead of a terrorist attack in our midst, shows how far the Obama administration would go to downplay the dangers of Islamic extremist terrorism. The killing of Osama bin Laden fed the pretense that the terrorism threat had been beaten. But the terrorists’ attack in Libya exposed that fraud — and required another fraud to try to “cool out” the voters until after election day.”

Thank you, Thomas Sowell, “we” needed that! Read the whole thing here.

Dr. Mike Brown: A Third Party May Win This Election

It should be no secret to An Excellent Spirit that we are big fans of Dr. Mike Brown. We have disclosed that he is a friend, a prolific author and a leader in the church of believers in Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also a great thinker and clear-headed commentator. His latest Townhall column is another example of his prophetic accuracy. Entitled  “We Already Have A Viable Third Party”, Dr. Brown makes several good points. “According to the latest polls, only one percent of voters will cast their ballot for a third party candidate, which means that all the talk of a protest vote against the two main parties will amount to little or nothing. Yet there is already a viable third party in America. It simply needs to awaken to its calling. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of this “third party” as well – although not in those terms – saying that it “must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.” King was speaking of a group of multiplied millions of Americans whose ultimate “citizenship is in heaven” (to use the expression of Paul in the New Testament), a people who are called to go against the grain and challenge the status quo, to be champions of justice and compassion, to lead the way in societal change. He was (and I am) speaking about followers of Jesus who take their faith seriously and live it out holistically, those who make up the Church from a biblical standpoint (as opposed to Christians in name only). It is this entity that King believed “must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool.”

Dr. Mike goes on to state truths that we, at An Excellent Spirit, have agreed with for decades. “Of course, there are some Christians who, as the old saying goes, are “too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good,” but that is actually a violation of the teachings of Jesus. (Judaism is less prone to fall into that trap, and we do well to remember that Jesus was Jewish teacher not a member of the Christian clergy.) A more balanced perspective is this: Because we understand that what happens in this world has eternal implications for good or for bad, we recognize the importance of life in this world and are on the front lines of bringing about positive change while at the same time resisting societal decay. This is part of what Jesus meant when he told his followers that they (we!) are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Would anyone deny that Jesus, who talked much about heaven and hell and the world to come, constantly emphasized the importance of caring for the needy in this world along with reaching out to the marginalized? Practically speaking, because our first allegiance is to God we will serve our nation as the best possible citizens, and because our greatest affiliation is to proven, biblical values, we will identify with those values first and with a political party second. Yet all too often, white evangelicals have given themselves to the Republican Party and black evangelicals to the Democratic Party, even when those parties have failed us. It’s time we step higher. Yes, I will vote on November 6th, primarily backing Republican candidates, and I see voting as both a responsibility and a privilege. But, as I have written several times before, I am not putting my trust in the White House or Congress or the Supreme Court to change America. I am looking to the committed followers of Jesus to be the primary agents of change, the ultimate counter-culture, counter-establishment party.”

It is about time that Christians realized their calling as citizens of this great nation included thinking about the times we live in, praying for wisdom from God and acting by speaking out, participating in the civil and political processes and VOTING!  Dr. Brown, we are indebted to you for your exhortation. He concludes: “Simply stated, if tens of millions of American Christians truly followed the teachings and example of Jesus, there would be a groundswell of compassionate and constructive care for the poor, there would be wholesale educational reform, the multiplication of strong families, a new esteem for the importance of every life, beginning in the womb, the reduction of our prison population and even the revamping of our prison system, along with economic growth and a massive increase in philanthropy, among other things. So, yes, I’m voting on November 6th, but more than that, I’m looking for the third party to arise.” Amen and Amen. Shalom, Brother!

Birds of A Feather: Bishop Harry R. Jackson

We just told you about Mike Brown. Birds of a feather do flock together. I do not know if Bishop Harry Jackson and Mike Brown know each other, but they flow in the same doctrine. This Townhall piece by Bishop Jackson is right on. As a longtime acquaintance of Bishop Jackson, we at Excellent Spirit pay close attention when he speaks. “Bible believers understand that repeatedly through out the scriptures God’s disapproval of a nation’s spiritual condition caused Him to lift his blessings from that nation – creating economic recession and national security problems. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says clearly, “If my people called by my name will humble themselves and pray, I will hear……” “What we decide in this election will determine what kind of nation we are during the next few decades. President Obama has become a personality akin to the biblical figure “Ishmael” for the African-American community instead of the “child of promise” we had hoped for. In a nutshell, he has attempted to create a new, unbiblical standard of social justice that promotes abortion, same-sex marriage, a distrust of Israel, and a diminishing of religious liberties. Christians cannot allow government to replace God. Christians cannot create a humanistic form of social justice which ignores God’s moral laws. (Please view my video “4 Reasons I Cannot Vote for Barack Obama” for a more detailed biblically based snap shot of where we are spiritually – http://www.thetruthinblackandwhite.com/Media_Library/). Neither can we rationalize away our responsibilities by talking about “civil marriage vs biblical marriage”. Staying at home or voting for Barack Obama makes minority Christians accomplices to the president’s moral agenda.”

Bishop Jackson (Wikipedia) does not duck the big issues or avoid the “thousand pound elephant” in our nation. “Last May, when the president announced his evolution towards advocacy of same-sex marriage, he crossed “a bridge too far” for many devoted black Christians. Instead of acknowledging that we have made a mistake, many Americans of all races decided to ignore the glaring worldview gap between them and the president. In fact, disappointed people in the black community have been barraged with the following reasons to vote for a second term for President Obama:

1.) You can’t let a brother fail (The fact is – he has failed us).

2.) I will not vote for a Mormon (My view my very short video entitled 4 Reasons Why I will Vote For Mitt Romney – http://www.thetruthinblackandwhite.com/Media_Library/).

3.) If he fails, whites will think that we all are incompetent (Having executed one of the most flawless election campaigns in American history, incompetence is not his primary problem. His ideological agenda is our challenge).

4.) He cannot cater to blacks because he is president of the entire nation (Yet he finds time to champion gay marriage and a job-losing green agenda).

5.) He really does not believe what he said about gay marriage (Yet he was in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years whose denomination ordained homosexual ministers and conducted same-sex commitment services).

6.) The nation is still very much against him because of race (Anti-Obama racism exists but will not determine his political future. The fact is that an overwhelming majority of his supporters are white)

Bishop Harry R. Jackson boldly concludes, “We must vote Grace Not Race in 2012! Vote God – Vote Vertical!”

Two men, one an African American leader and Christian giant. The other a Messianic Jew and a stalwart pillar of the faith of our Fathers. Bishop Harry R. Jackson and Dr. Mike Brown. Americans of all faiths and colors are proud to call both of you “brothers”!

Bishop Harry Jackson is chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD, and co-authored, Personal Faith, Public Policy [FrontLine; March 2008] 

Dr. Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire, and his latest book is The Real Kosher Jesus.

Benghazi or Hurricane Sandy

An Excellent Spirit, like most Americans has been praying for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Our prayer is that all that they need will be provided by God, through his Son, Jesus Christ, their government and neighbors. Brierbart and dozens of lamestream media outlets have stories that President Obama is right on top of the crises resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Here These are the same lamestream media sources that have not published virtually anything on the growing scandal of BenghaziGate.

An Excellent Spirit has done our best to bring our readers what the lamestream media is clearly conspiring to withhold to Americans. Here are only a few of our recent posts. An Excellent Spirit has some serious questions to ask:

1. If the President can, as he should, get all night briefings on Hurricane Sandy at the White House, why did he not get all night briefings at the White House on the Benghazi attack that lasted almost 9 hours and was being fed into the “situation room” at the White House all night and into the morning? 

2. Why hasn’t President Obama answered the questions put to him on Benghazi by the few media allowed access to him?

3. Why has President Obama not had a press conference to take questions about the killing of 4 Americans, including an Ambassador, since September 11th?

4.  Do the President and his political advisors (Axelrod, Jarrett et al.) really think that they can stonewall all this through the Election and Congress and the American people will not remember and do something? (Watergate happened after the 1972 Election)

These 4 questions are a good start. You can bet the farm that they are only a start and that much more will come out before this massive scandal and cover up is finished. God bless America! Remember all this and VOTE on November 6th!

Update: Congressman Jason Chafitz (R-Utah) went to Libya after the Benghazi attacks and spoke with those on the ground. Here is a video of what he found.  We also highly recommend that our readers watch the segment where the father of slain Seal Jason Woods is interviewed. It is stunning and only highlights the need for our questions to get answered. Stay tuned.

Update-Bulletin: 

This source says that the President watched as the 4 Americans died and did nothing. It is hard to believe this and An Excellent Spirit prayed long and hard before posting this, but the American people need to see for themselves and decide whether it is credible. The only way we can remain free is to know the truth! Go here to watch it all.

Today’s Humor

No, Mr. President, even Carter’s shoes were too big for you to fill. Imagine trying to fill Reagan’s or Kennedy’s? Keep sending Clinton out there. It is our only chance!

He is doing fine! As long as our media friends stay silent on Benghazi, we just might make it to Election Day! 

That is an easy one! Phew, still nothing on Benghazi! This is going to work!

I’m a journalist. Why do I feel like a muzzled dog? Because you are!

Is Benghazi Worse Than Watergate? Did Someone Commit Treason?

An Excellent Spirit has wondered what will happen if President Obama manages to win the Election and the Benghazi lies, liars and immense cover up ever get exposed to the American people. PJ Media’s Roger Simon apparently thinks the same way. In this article today, Simon goes even further. Its title may give a hint: “Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi”. Mr. Simon in his inimitable style asks: “Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi. Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

Then the purveyor of the Pajamas Media empire really gets down to brass tacks: “When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria. How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.” 

Watergate was really all about the stupendous and unwarranted egos of the President and those who worked for him. Once the scandal got out, they thought they could cover it up through the upcoming Election and forever, so they began the actions that led to the impeachment, then resignation of President Nixon and the jailing of many of his closest associates in the White House.

Nixon leaves after resignation.

Those were crimes. People went to jail and Nixon may have been spared jail by President Ford’s pardon upon assuming the Presidency. No one died and Watergate was not about the military, Nixon’s role as Commander in Chief or what was done in a theater of war during wartime. Benghazi is different in that critical respect. Simon is, therefore, correct in discussing treason because that is the crime that could have been committed here by those in the White House and covered up by “all of this President’s men and women”.

Watergate scandal meeting at White House. Nixon, Erlichman, Halderman and Chapin

Another difference is that in 1972, The Washington Post was led by Editor Ben Bradley who assigned two cub reporters, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to the story and let them go where the evidence led. Today, those lamestream media outlets are part of the cover up, choosing not to cover the story because it might lead to President Obama losing the Election.  If Simon is right or anywhere near right, it may turn out that the lamestream media has done America no favor, as the number of high Administration people lining up for jail may exceed Watergate’s awful tally in that respect.Simon notes that the escalation to treason is almost unavoidable. When “left” denizens like Carter pollster Pat Caddell begin to speak out against what the lamestream media is not reporting and against what the President knew and when he knew it, things will probably get worse. “Indeed, the discussion of Benghazi has just begun. And don’t be surprised if the conversation escalates from impeachment to treason very quickly. In fact, if Obama wins reelection you can bet on it. The cries of treason will be unstoppable. Not even if the mainstream media will be able to deny them. As Pat Caddell noted, those same media lapdogs have muzzled themselves in an unprecedented manner in this matter, but our Canadian friends at least have some semblance of honor left, writing: It is undoubtedly worse than Obama simply turned his back on cornered American citizens in a foreign land, knowing undoubtedly they would die. But that Barack did so without any compelling reason—except political—is beyond evil. Only a moral monster would have made that decision when it was within his powers to possibly save them with almost no effort of his own.” 

Then there is this. Whether or not the Senate changes hands, the House will almost certainly remain in Republican control. The House Committee on Government Oversight is chaired by Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Ca), one of the richest, self-made men in Congress. Issa is already on the Fast & Furious Scandal and the likelihood that “gunwalking” was a major part of the Benghazi mess is looming larger by the day. Issa and his Committee have subpoena power, jurisdiction and will certainly hold hearings after Election Day. Whether the press covers them or not, the US Attorney will be forced to monitor those hearings and will have to take action if and when criminal activities are revealed, under oath before Congress. 

Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Ca.) House Oversight Committee Chairman

Roger Simon is no “loose cannon”. He is a veteran journalist, Hollywood writer and thinker. When Simon talks treason, Americans should pay attention. Simon has some facts. Facts that An Excellent Spirit has already begun to develop: “Rumors abound. According to Admiral Lyons writing in the Washington Times, …one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.” Lyons adds, citing a Clare Lopez article at RadicalIslam.org, …that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with our Benghazi mission. During the terrorist attack, the warehouses were probably looted. We do not know what was there and if it was being administrated by our two former Navy SEALs and the CIA operatives who were in Benghazi. Nonetheless, the equipment was going to hardline jihadis. Do we know that for sure? I certainly don’t, although on the face of it sounds like a “Fast & Furious” scandal on a global scale with extraordinary geopolitical implications. But I imagine there are those who do know the truth, or a lot of it, considering the events were being watched in real time. None of this, of course, exonerates our government in not giving support to our four now dead men in the field. Many questions remain to be answered. But I do not think I am being excessive in raising the treason accusation. I would be pleased to withdraw it if proven wrong. 

This Patriot Action Network (Tea Party) Alert, if true could blow the lid off the Pentagon and the Obama Administration. The alert references stories in The Washington Times about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “On October 18th, 2012 Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta announced that President Obama would ill nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.” This came as a surprise to many, since General Ham had only been in the position for a year and a half. The General is a very well regarded officer who made AFRICOM into a true Combatant Command after the ineffective leadership of his predecessor, General William E. “Kip” Ward. Later, word circulated informally that General Ham was scheduled to rotate out in March 2013 anyway, but according to Joint doctrine, “the tour length for combatant commanders and Defense agency directors is three years.” Some assumed that he was leaving for unspecified personal reasons.” That was over a months after Benghazi and the Obama Administration was in full spin mode about what really took place and what they did. Few people noticed that Ham’s AFRICOM Command included Benghazi.”

The Washington Times was not so blind. This story on October 28th asked if General Ham lost his command over the Benghazi affair. “Is an American General losing his job for trying to save the Americans besieged in Benghazi? This is the latest potential wrinkle in the growing scandal surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four men dead and President Obama scrambling for a coherent explanation.”

Two days before the Times piece, on October 26th, “Ambassador” posted the following RUMINT on TigerDroppings (h/t Jim Hoft): I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below. “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” This quote was widely circulated in the news and on TV clips as the reason that no rescue was ever attempted at Benghazi.

General Carter Ham

Now, it seems, that too was a horrible untruth. The TigerDroppings post continues, “The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. 

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. The Pentagon and all other Obama Administration sources vehemently deny the Times story. General Ham has been silent, although this story says that Ham has decided to retire. “However on Monday October 29 a defense official told The Washington Times that “the decision [to leave AFRICOM] was made by General Ham. He ably served the nation for nearly forty years and retires after a distinguished career.” Previously all that was known was that General Ham would be rotating out of AFRICOM at some future date, but not that he was leaving the service. General Ham is a few years short of the mandatory retirement age of 64, but it is not unusual for someone of that rank to retire after serving in such a significant command. The questions concerning General Ham’s role in the September 11 events continue to percolate. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, said that General Ham told him during a visit to Libya that he had never been asked to provide military support for the Americans under attack in Benghazi. Former United States Ambassador to the U.N. John R, Bolton also mentioned Mr. Chaffetz’s account, and contrasted it with Mr. Panetta’s statement that General Ham had been part of the team that made the decision not to send in forces. “General Ham has now been characterized in two obviously conflicting ways,” Mr. Bolton concluded. “Somebody ought to find out what he actually was saying on September the eleventh.”

It has become sadly but abundantly clear that much has been systematically and intentionally kept from the American people by the Obama Administration with the avid assistance of their lamestream media lapdogs. It is also becoming clear that many witnesses will be lined up before the House Oversight Committee after Election to testify, under oath, about what really happened. God help those who have lied to “us”. There will be no place they can hide, no matter who they are or how high the office they hide in. Enough said, for now. An Excellent Spirit hopes sincerely that it does not come to treason and criminal action or impeachment, but even if President Obama is defeated a week from today on November 6th, Benghazi promises to be with “us” for some time and will go where those in power have led it, just as Watergate did in 1972-1974. Stay Tuned.

Another Biden Outrage At Ceremony for Dead Benghazi Heroes

An Excellent Spirit, together with the entire Universe has long and usually somewhat humorously reported on the gaffes of Vice President Joe Biden. The unfortunate thing is that when his penchant for swallowing his foot and leg, up to his hip, is not checked, he can and does get outrageous. His “put y’all in chains” comments went much too far. Sadly, we just laughed through our outrage. Not this time.

These stories about Biden’s comments to the father of a slain American at Benghazi should lead to his resignation. The Daily Mail, a London newspaper reports, “The father of one of the Navy SEALs who was killed in the Libya consulate attack has criticised the White House reaction to his son’s death – especially a bizarre and obscene comment Joe Biden made to him. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, said he thought Barack Obama had ‘no remorse’ over the attack and felt Hillary Clinton was ‘not telling the truth’. And he revealed that at the ceremony for the return of Tyrone’s body, the Vice President approached his family and asked, ‘Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?’ Mr. Woods added that the President seemed cold and distant at the time, saying: ‘Shaking hands with him, quite frankly, was like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

This bizzyblog post also carries the story and more. Vice President Biden, as he has become known to do, reportedly made a wildly inappropriate comment to the father who had just lost his hero son. Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?” If this claim were refutable, I believe the Vice President’s office would have attempted to do so by now, and it hasn’t. The “loud and boisterous” element just cited sort of closes off that avenue.” An Excellent Spirit googled the incident and got over 2,590,000 results in less than one second. Do we have to tell you that there was not a single lamestream media story among the almost 2.6 million stories we found? Go here to read the whole thing.

On a sad note, Charles Woods, the father of the slain here is asking questions. He has been on Fox News and this Political Outcast story gives details.  Entitled “Charles Woods: “Who Made the Decision Not To Save My Son?”, the story is full of details we have not seen to date.   “As the catastrophe in Benghazi continues to unravel it becomes ever more obvious that Charles Woods, father of slain, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, is asking a question that is vital to the nation. Daniel Halper, posting in The Weekly Standard, related Mr. Woods’ description of what went on as his son’s coffin was delivered stateside from Libya. The return of the four bodies was employed as a photo-op by the president and Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Woods has very clear recollections of the event. He reported that Mrs. Clinton “did not appear to be one bit sincere — at all. And you know, she mentioned that the thing about we’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video. That was the first time I had even heard about anything like that.” The story continues, “More damning still was the “sympathy” the president extended: “When [Obama] came over to our little area at Andrew Air Force Base he kind of just mumbled, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’ His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, ‘I’m really sorry, you know, that your son died,’ but it was totally insincere ……. ‘I’m sorry.’” 

Mr. Woods’ question becomes even more compelling in light of information that has broken since. According to the most recent news, “denials of help came from official sources that knew, in real time, that the attacks were terrorist attacks. Despite this, CIA requests for assistance were not only refused once but three times. Both the military and CIA were ordered to “stand down.” There was military assistance available a mere hour away. The violation of the diplomatic compound took place over a period of seven hours. David Petraeus, head of the CIA has released this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.” The CIA can only be stopped by the White House.”

An Excellent Spirit has noted that this scandal is growing bigger by the moment. It now includes the President, his National Security team, the State Department, the Defense Department and their Secretaries, Clinton and Panetta. “What we also know is that Mr. Woods’ son lost his life because he chose to ignore orders and tried to help. Tyrone Wood was not in the diplomatic compound, as his parents had been told. He had been a mile away. He had heard the early gunshots and he and fellow ex-Navy SEAL Chris Doherty rushed to help despite the order to stand down.”

It is time that the lamestream media, the US government and the rest of “them” give “us” the truth, Election in a week or not. Whatever happens, Charles Woods and “we” deserve answers and we deserve them NOW! Stay tuned. An Excellent Spirit will get the truth and bring it to our readers. It is the only way “we” can remain free!

Today’s Humor

Hang on! Help is on the way! Election Day will end this madness! Vote on November 6th and take this nation back to God!

Let’s see. Who’s left? Hillary? Biden? That’s it! Biden! We still have Michelle left if that doesn’t work!

Hey! Axelrod! You had better come up with something that works. We only have a week left!

Mr. President, our soldiers rescue “us”. Why can’t “we” rescue them?

 

The President We Didn’t Want – Final Part of Series

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers much that was not known about President Barack Obama before “we” elected him in the first five parts of this series. Go here to review parts 1-5.  We told you that our series is based, in part, on The Washington Examiner Special Report, “The Obama You Don’t Know. An Excellent Spirit highly recommends that series to our readers. Here In this final installment of An Excellent Spirit’s vetting of the President  we cover the President’s ties to the Arab networks and his Chicago political roots. We do so less than two weeks before the November 6th Election Day.

President Obama’s connections to Arab, anti-American networks begin with now imprisoned Obama financial connection Tony Rezko. Born in Syria, Rezko is our starting point in this sad saga. It was Rezko who was at the center of the Arab network that no one in the lamestream media thinks is of any importance whatsoever to the American people. “Chief among them was Obama mentor Tony Rezko. Born in Aleppo, Syria, home of strongman Bashar al-Assad, Rezko migrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s and built a political and financial empire in Chicago and Springfield, the Illinois capital.”  This network did not evade Chicago notice. “Less well-known is a cluster of Chicago businessmen who formed an Arab-American network at the heart of Obama’s political apparatus. Ray Hanania, a Chicago-based Arab-American journalist and activist, described the network in a 2007 interview with Chicago magazine as “a small cluster of activists” in the business community who were politically involved.” Why, if the media in Chicago wrote about them and Rezko was indicted and convicted, was there no mention or investigation of these shadowy others?

 Ray Hanania, a Chicago-based Arab-American journalist and activist, described the network in a 2007 interview with Chicago magazine as “a small cluster of activists.” Chief among them was Obama mentor Tony Rezko, above. Stuart Levine, right, Rezko’s former partner and the government’s star witness in the Rezko trial, testified that Obama met Nadhmi Auchi at a private Rezko reception held at Chicago’s Four Seasons hotel.

President Obama’s education was also almost totally obscured from America. There were myths, official bio’s and other misinformation, but little truth. It is only recently that anyone paid any attention to “President Obama’s controversial relationships with radical figures like Columbia University professor Rashid Khalid.” It turns our that “(P)rior to his academic career in the United States, Khalidi worked for Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization when it was classified by the State Department as a terrorist group.” Emphasis ours. The Examiner article details several key relationships Obama had with suspect figures, among them, “Rezko partner, Ali Ata, was a key witness during Rezko’s 2008 federal corruption trial. He donated $5,000 to Obama’s campaign and claimed to have given an additional $10,000 in “straw donations.”

Ata was a former president of the Chicago Chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Ata also was an investor with Rezko and Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-British businessman and former Iraqi Baathist who was on a terror watch list and thus barred from entering the United States. Associations like this have been completely obscured by the lamestream media from the American public. It gets worse. “Rezko asked federal authorities in 2004 to permit Auchi to join him in Chicago for a business deal, according to the New York Times.

Stuart Levine, Rezko’s former partner and the government’s star witness in the Rezko trial, testified that Obama met Auchi at a private Rezko reception held at Chicago’s Four Seasons hotel.

Auchi wired $3.5 million to Rezko during the 2008 trial. Federal prosecutors asked for Rezko’s bail to be revoked when they discovered the Auchi wire transfer.” Did Obama meet with this Auchi when he was on a terrorist watch list?

Finally, we have “the Arab American Democratic Club, or AADC, and the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN.

Rezko was involved in the AADC with Khalil Shalabi. Shalabi was fired from a state government job in 2007 after the Illinois inspector general reported he had been fundraising at work for Rezko and Blagojevich.

The Obamas attended several AAAN dinners, including one honoring Khalidi. More recently, Hatem Abudayyeh, AAAN’s executive director, attended an April 22, 2010, Obama policy briefing, according to White House visitor logs.

In September 2010, FBI investigators raided Abudayyeh’s Chicago home reportedly seeking evidence of AAAN being used as a conduit for funding to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and other Middle Eastern terrorist groups.” These are more than mere casual ties and relationships for a President of the United States to have almost completely unknown to the American people. President Obama becomes, more each day, The President We Never Knew!

Finally, we look at President Obama’s intimacy with the corrupt and corrupting Chicago political machine. In their final part, The Examiner says, “Consider the following facts about the city from which President Obama rose through the ranks of American public life, from community organizer and local lawyer to the Illinois state legislature to the U.S. Senate and finally the Oval Office: 

» Chicago’s 2.7 million residents make up only about 21 percent of the state of Illinois’ population of nearly 13 million. Yet the city and its suburbs have accounted for 84 percent of the state’s public corruption convictions in federal courts since 1976, according to a study released earlier this year by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

» Four of the state’s previous seven governors went to jail on public corruption charges, as did a third of Chicago aldermen who served during the period.

» New York and California have higher totals for public corruption convictions, but Illinois leads the nation on a per capita basis.”

Columnist Michael Barone has looked into the Obama-Chicago connection. “Barone defined gangster government as using the powers of public office “to transfer the property of one group of people to another group that is politically favored.”

Obama was a little more direct during the 2010 congressional campaign, saying, according to the New York Times, “we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” The Chicago “way” politics also led to enormous benefits to unions and other Obama friends. “The GM and Chrysler bailouts favored the UAW, an unsecured creditor, over secured creditors in the financial community by putting the union ahead of the financiers in the bankruptcy line for reimbursement of losses under the Obama-sanctioned March 2009 bailout.

And, as Barone predicted in 2009, taking care of his friends was Obama’s characteristic approach when dealing with domestic issues.”

Everyone has heard of the failed “green energy” venture known as Solyndra. The Examiner has more than we have seen reported anywhere. “Obama’s “clean energy” loan program that gangster government has been repeatedly on display, most famously in the $573 million Solyndra bankruptcy debacle.
Solyndra’s main investor was Oklahoma billionaire and Obama campaign bundler George Kaiser. Solyndra was the first but no means the most egregious energy loan deal that benefited Obama’s friends.
While researching his blockbuster 2011 book “Throw Them All Out,” Hoover Institution fellow and Stanford University professor Peter Schweizer and his researchers found 31 Obama bundlers and big donors whose firms received more than $16 billion in clean energy loans and grants.
The list of recipients unearthed by Schweizer includes such luminaries as former Vice President Gore, Silicon Valley venture capital king John Doerr, Sergey Brin, Dan Reicher and Larry Page of Google, Jim Rogers of Duke Energy, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk and CNN founder Ted Turner.” Some list. The only thing we could think of is “birds of a feather”.

It gets much worse. “But one of the lesser-known names in the Solyndra scandal perhaps tells the story better than the celebrities. Cathy Zoi was a senior White House environmental adviser during the Clinton administration, then CEO of Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection.
Under Obama, she was appointed assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy, a position that put her at the center of the approval process for green energy loans and grants.
Following the Solyndra debacle, Zoi left the government to work for George Soros as head of a new clean energy investment fund he started. Soros had gotten on board with Obama in 2004 by contributing more than $60,000 to his U.S. Senate race. Soros was then one of Obama’s earliest and most generous financial backers in 2008.

After Obama won the White House, Schweizer notes, Soros “had regular private consultations and meetings with White House senior advisers while he was making investment decisions related to the stimulus program.An Excellent Spirit has reported on Soros. Here http://www.anexcellentspirit.com/?s=George+Soros&submit=Search Billionaires like Soros collect people like Zoi. They are like charms on very expensive charm bracelets. “As The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney wrote in February 2011, Zoi’s tenure at the Energy Department “was rife with conflicts of interest.”
Her husband’s firm, environmental windowmaker Serious Materials, benefited from presidential and vice presidential visits to its factories and was “the first window company to pocket a stimulus tax credit — worth $584,000 — for investing in new equipment.”
Soros was born in Hungary and made his first fortune in Europe’s money markets, but it appears that he understands the way gangster government works in Washington in the age of Obama. He ought to, he paid enough for his knowledge, to the detriment of Americans and our economy.

This concludes our series, but not our vetting of President Obama. An Excellent Spirit will continue to bring our readers all the information we have on how our government works and how it is prevented from serving the very people it was created to serve, “us”! Stay tuned.

Update: The Election-Nine Days to Go

With 9 days to go An Excellent Spirit brings our readers these articles on the Election. We do so to encourage each American to vote. Some of you will like the content; some will be depressed by the opinions. We pray that each of you will be resolved to VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH! That is the only way “we” win!

Brietbart says the race in crucial swing state Ohio is tied. “Yet another poll has shown the presidential race in Ohio tied, with President Barack Obama dropping below the crucial 50 percent mark. The latest Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio Newspaper Organization poll shows the race in a 49%-49% tie, with Republican Mitt Romney erasing the 51%-46% lead Obama enjoyed as of late September. Read the whole thing here.   

The Washington Examiner has these two articles. First on how Romney’s people see the Election. “Mitt Romney has led Barack Obama in the Gallup national tracking poll for nearly three weeks.  He has led the Rasmussen national tracking poll for about the same time.  And now that the Washington Post and ABC News are publishing their own tracking poll, he’s leading in that one, too.  It seems reasonable to conclude that, at this moment in late October, Romney is leading the presidential race. Naturally, the Obama campaign sees it differently. “No matter what the national polls say, they argue, President Obama is still leading in those states that will lead to victory in the Electoral College.  Their hopes are focused on Ohio, where the RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Obama leading by 2.3 points.  The president also leads in New Hampshire by 1.4 points and Iowa by 2.3 points, while Romney leads in Florida by 1.8 points and Virginia and Colorado are tied, all in the RealClearPolitics averages.” Read the whole thing here. The second Examiner piece says Democrats are fearful that a recent Romney spot on Medicare will hurt their chances. ““This could cost us the election,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) political director Kelly Ward wrote today. “The Romney campaign is up with a new ad campaign trying to confuse voters into thinking that Republicans are the ones trying to protect Medicare. You and I know that Romney and Paul Ryan are dead set on slashing seniors’ Medicare benefits to pay for more millionaire tax breaks — but we have to get the facts out to voters immediately.” The whole article is here

Finally this Powerline post says that Minnesota, long thought to be safe for the President is now uncertain and could go Romney. “MINNESOTA, NOW IN PLAY-Over the last couple of weeks we have toyed with the idea that Minnesota could be competitive in this year’s presidential election. While certain data have been tantalizing, on balance we have concluded that it just isn’t in the cards. Today, however, the Minnesota Poll finds that Romney has closed to within the margin of error. Obama leads 47%-44%, and the margin of error is 3.5” It is all here.

Powerline is the long running blog of John H. Hinderaker, Scott W. Johnson and Paul Mirengoff, among others. It is authoritative, accurate and especially good on the Northern states that make up the “Northern Alliance” a group of blogs from that region. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Line When they talk, we listen. Stay tuned, there will be more.

 

Benghazi Update: The Scandal Grows, White House, Lamestream Media Still Silent.

Latest news: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the “buck stops here”. Now saying different.  Clinton now says that she asked for upgrade to Benghazi security and it was denied. She has papers to prove her story and her husband, former President Bill Clinton is urging his wife to release the documents that get her off the hook.  Brietbart Big Journalism is carrying this story. “Reports suggest that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama didn’t see things the same on Benghazi. She wanted more security for diplomatic personnel, but Obama said no. The whole thing is here. If Bill Clinton has weighed in against President Obama’s  weak case on the Libya massacre, Hillary’s version together with the CIA’s David Patreaus’ unequivocal denial that CIA refused to send rescue teams, leaves the President out there by himself in the tall grass. Stay tuned. This gets curiouser every succeeding revelation.


An Excellent Spirit has brought our readers the most complete coverage of the Benghazi attack and murders anywhere. Here We bring these updates from the dozens of articles and blog posts on the Internet, really the only source of news that “they” don’t want “us” to have. Brietbart has this story on CIA Director David Patraeus and what the CIA did or did not do about the attack. “Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News report that Petraeus’s denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist “would have been a presidential decision.” Earlier today, Denver local reporter Kyle Clarke of KUSA-TV did what the national media largely refuses to do, asking Obama directly whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for aid. Obama dodged the question, but implied that he had known about the attacks as they were “happening.” Emails released earlier this week indicated that the White House had been informed almost immediately that a terror group had taken responsibility for the attack in Benghazi, and Fox News reported this morning that the two former Navy SEALs, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, had been refused in requests for assistance they had made from the CIA annex. Jake Tapper quoted Petraeus this afternoon denying that the CIA was responsible for the refusal: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.” Go here to read it all. Then there is this National Review Online story by Jonah Goldberg detailing the growing separation between the CIA Director, David Patreaus and the White House. “Bill Kristol suggests that it had to be a decision by Obama himself not to help the Americans under siege in Benghazi and that David Petraeus is signaling exactly that with the CIA’s emphatic denial that the decision came from his shop.” Kristol is the editor of the Weekly Standard and if he is right, an open rift between the President and his CIA Director could spell disaster for President Obama. Here.  

Finally there is this almost unbelievable story from Brietbart Big Peace. “Reports indicate two drones and an AC-130 gunship were in the area when Benghazi was attacked, yet their resources were not used. This runs completely against the current explanation coming out of the White House, which is that Obama did everything he could once he learned of the attack. You’ll remember that in the second presidential debate, Obama said that as “soon as I was aware the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team.” The not-so-subtle intimation is that Obama was stepping up to protect the U.S. personnel who were in Libya. And in the wakes of their deaths, which weren’t “optimal,” we have been assured that stronger action wasn’t taken stronger because those options weren’t available. Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta gave us another version this same excuse, saying: “The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.” 

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers that “we” have not gotten the truth from the White House and certainly not from the lamestream media. Clearly we were right, from the beginning. All Americans should demand the whole truth NOW! Not after Election Day! “We” are sick and tired of being treated like children or worse, idiots who cannot be trusted with the truth! Stay tuned. An Excellent Spirit will bring more as we get it. God bless America! God forgive the liars and truth obscurers. Only the Truth will set “us” free and keep “us” free! 

Tea Party Sighting In Wisconsin

An Excellent Spirit has written a lot about the Tea Party Movement and its potential to affect the Election. Go here for a round up.  We are always on the look out for more information about the Tea Party. This story from the now swing state of Wisconsin caught our eye. Unfortunately, some Obama supporters tried to stop the Racine, Wisconsin event before it began.  “The Tea Party faithful gathered Saturday for a loud and enthusiastic rally aimed at getting out the vote on Nov. 6 and putting Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the White House. The Racine Tea Party’s “Rally for Jobs” kicked off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday inside the old Sam’s Club at 6200 Regency West Drive. Before the event could get under way, though, organizers say a truck affixed with “Obama” stickers drove through the parking lot and dumped quantities of nails. “We went outside and picked up what we could,” said Lou D’Abbraccio, holding a cup filled with nails. “But this was just wrong.” Lora Halberstadt, a Tea party member, said the group did call the Racine Police Department to file a report. Patch asked two RPD officers outside the venue if they could confirm the report, but they only said they couldn’t comment about a truck. According to the shift commander on duty Sunday morning, officers responded to the old Sam’s Club Saturday morning to take a report from event organizers. “The report says that sometime between 9 and 11 a.m. someone threw roofing nails across the parking lot,” the lieutenant told Patch. “There is no mention of a type of vehicle or ideas for who might have done this.” Inside the venue, a crowd of around 1,000 grew to about 2,500, many of them waving signs or wearing t-shirts proclaiming their support for candidates on the Republican ticket.”  

An Excellent Spirit has tried to bring our readers the truth about the Tea Party Movement in America. The lamestream media and the Democrats supporting the radical Occupy rioters have succeeded in tainting ordinary patriotic Americans who want this nation back. It won’t work and on November 6th, prepare for a tsunami of Tea Party votes!  God bless America.

Today’s Humor

See! “We” told you that “they” can not fool “us”! Obama does not look like “Honest Abe” or honest anybody!

That guy Reagan! He really “got” it! “We” need someone like Reagan now!

This is what Obama wants! Vote on November 6th or “we” will get it!

“We” are getting the message! “We” don’t like it, either! What is “ours” is not Obama’s! Remember to VOTE! November 6th is Freedom Preservation Day!

 

Not Your “Business as Usual” Election

An Excellent Spirit has done our very best to bring our readers the pertinent and important news about the November 6th Election. In doing so, we have observed that Americans are demanding an end to the “business as usual” political ethic that has too long dominated America’s political landscape.

Just a few stories we have seen illustrate. Brietbart had this. “While the CorruptMedia does its worst to black out the unfolding scandal over Libya, rather than stupidly playing defense on the left’s abortion-turf, New Media has done its best to report the Libya story and get it out there. This is called a counter-narrative, and with the help of a number of unforced errors on behalf of the Obama campaign, it might be having a negative effect on the most important number for an incumbent seeking reelection: job approval. In the Rasmussen poll that tracks the president’s approval rating amongst likely voters, over the last four days, Obama’s job approval has dipped from 50 to 47%. Meanwhile, his disapproval number has spiked to 52%. That’s a five-point negative spread. Normally, I would ignore that as statistical noise. But what makes the Rasmussen drop noteworthy is a similar plunge in the Gallup Poll — which is even worse for the president, because Gallup measures Obama’s approval ratings with “all adults.” Generally, the looser the screen, the better Democrats poll. If Obama is cratering with “all adults,” his numbers are likely worse among the tighter screen of registered and likely voters. Today, Gallup has Obama upside down, 46-49% with all adults. Three days ago, Obama was above water, 51-44%. That’s a huge swing. Again, this might just be statistical noise. But when you look at the news coming out of Libya and the small, mean-spirited pettiness we’re seeing from the president and his campaign, there’s reason to believe this shift might be real.”

And we saw this story which, if true, is perhaps worse news for the President. “A Public Policy Polling survey of North Carolina voters in mid-May gave the first indication of the problems Obama had bought for himself when he shunned the black clergy for a few million dollars from the gay community. It found that 20% of North Carolina’s African-American voters intended to vote for Mitt Romney.  A few days later, a Gallup survey of Georgia voters found the same 20% of blacks intending to vote for Romney. During July, a group calling itself the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) again demanded a meeting with Obama, and they too were ignored. CAAP then went to work to destroy Barack Obama; and by all indications, they are succeeding. In late August, a Mitchell Research & Communications survey of Michigan found that 26% of black Michiganders declared that they were going to vote for Romney. Mitchell reported a drop in Obama’s support among Michigan’s black voters from 92/5 to 73/26 in a ten day period. CAAP’s efforts were taking hold. Two days ago, a SurveyUSA poll of Ohio voters found that 22% of black likely voters they spoke with intended to vote for Mitt Romney.” In 2008, President Obama received a not too astounding 95% of black voters. Just 4% voted for McCain. President Obama was successful in the largest mobilization of African-American voters in history. Not only did he garner the vast plurality, his candidacy resulted in a significant boost in turnout of voters who, although strongly Democratic, have in the past been apathetic in turning out to vote. The surge in black voters, boosted black turnout by two percentage points from 11% to 13%.” Source

An Excellent Spirit notes that, while newspaper endorsements clearly do not carry the weight they once did, several should be sending tremors in the Obama Campaign HQ. Brietbart reports that the liberal Des Moines, Iowa Register endorsed a Republican for the first time in 30 years. Conversely, it comes as no surprise that the New York Times continued 50 years of unabashed liberalism with its support of the President. We said all this to say that this Election is looking like anything but the normal, business as usual Election. Stay tuned. And remember, VOTE on November 6th!

 

Update: CIA Director Speaks Out On What CIA Did on Libya

An Excellent Spirit has followed the Libyan story and what really happened in Benghazi when four Americans were slaughtered by Islamic terrorists on September 11th.  This Freedom Outpost story makes clear that “we” have not gotten the truth from the lamestream media or from President Obama and his spokespersons. “Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that anyone at the CIA refused to assist and give support to former Navy SEALs who requested it three times, as referenced in emails that have come out, as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was being attacked on the night of September 11.”  This is directly contrary to what the Obama Administration has said. “On Friday The State Department cut off questions from reporters about Libya during a press briefing in Washington. The only one talking now, at least it seems until after the election, is Petraus who has been directly implicated by charges that the CIA would not offer support and so that has left him with one option and that is to point to the one man where the buck stops, whether he likes it or not, Barack Obama.

We have waited in vain for the lamestream media to begin covering what may be the scandal to end all scandals with four Americans dead, perhaps needlessly. I guess we all will have to wait some more. Anyone want to bet that the delays have to do with getting past Election Day”? Stay tuned. Hope still springs eternal. God bless America!

We Told You, Don’t Tempt The Thing From Whatever!

An Excellent Spirit told our readers that none of us should tempt fate or “the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing.” That said, we have seen these recent stories that indicate that something is going on. Commentary Magazine said “Some Democrats are apparently not waiting for Barack Obama to lose the presidential election before starting the inevitable recriminations about whose fault it was. Whether writing strictly on his own hook or as a result of conversations with campaign officials, New York Times political writer Matt Bai has fired the first shot in what may turn out to be a very nasty battle over who deserves the lion’s share of the blame for what may turn out to be a November disaster for the Democrats. That the Times would publish a piece on October 24 that takes as its starting point the very real possibility that the president will lose, and that blame for that loss needs to be allocated, is astonishing enough. But that their nominee for scapegoat is the man who is almost certainly the most popular living Democrat is the sort of thing that is not only shocking, but might be regarded as a foretaste of the coming battle to control the party in 2016.” Read the whole thing hereStanley Kurtz of National Review Online had this “Let the pre-criminations begin! Clive Crook asks why on earth Obama ceded the center to Mitt Romney by running a class-warfare-based campaign. Crook sees Obama as a centrist mysteriously cowed by his party’s leftist base. I think we can clear this mystery up: Obama ran a leftist class-warfare campaign because . . . well, he’s a leftist class-warrior. I’ve been struck by commentators on both the right and left treating Obama’s leftist campaign as a matter of strict necessity. For a couple of years, conventional wisdom has held that the weak economy left Obama little choice but to turn this into a base election. Then conventional wisdom was upended by the conventions. Bill Clinton’s dubious but effective attempts to exonerate Obama from economic blame could easily have been combined with a centrist campaign — and presidency. Obama’s class-warfare campaign was a choice, not a necessity. But to see that is to suggest that Obama is a leftist by conviction, and many have been reluctant to do that.” Read it all here

Like we said, it is too early to risk tempting fate, but any update on what is happening will bring our readers an inkling of what is being said on the blogosphere about what is happening in this momentous Election. Stay tuned. 

 

What Mitt Romney Does When No One Looking

An Excellent Spirit has long held that what a person does when no one is looking is a good indicator of what he or she will do when everyone is looking. That is what legendary UCLS Coach John Wooden said “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” 

In the case of President Obama, everyone is looking and what we see is what we are getting. 

In Mitt Romney’s case, this Brietbart story and the embedded video tell a lot. See it for yourself and remember to VOTE on November 6th

 

Today’s Humor

“We”wish it were as simple as that! Not so much! Stay tuned and VOTE on November 6th!

“We” can’t make it any clearer! It’s time to act or “we” will have more than four more years of misery!

Socialist is as socialist does! Redistribution is Socialism! 

Please join An Excellent Spirit in prayer for our nation the next two weeks! Then VOTE on November 6th!

 

This Shocking Update on Libya Begins to Explain a Lot

 An Excellent Spirit has learned from several sources that President Obama or his National Security team at the White House knew as the Libyan attacks were going on that they were not “spontaneous”, nor the result of a so-called anti-Muslim film. This NewsMax article, among others, tells a much different story. NewsMax, picking up on a Fox News report says “An urgent request from CIA personnel to be allowed to go to the aid of the U.S. Consulate in Libya during the Sept. 11 attack was denied by U.S. officials, despite the fact that the team, which included at least one Navy SEAL, was only one mile away. The officials twice told CIA officers to “stand down” rather than help the Americans when shots were heard in Benghazi. Fox News reports that sources on the ground said that former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team at a CIA annex near the consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack.”

The CIA rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Benghazi consulate, including the body of Sean Smith, the Foreign Service Information Management Officer who had been killed in the initial attack. The rescue team could not find Stevens, returning to the CIA annex at about midnight, Fox reports. At that point, the CIA team called again for military support and help, because shots were being fired where they were at the annex. The request was denied, Fox reports”. Then it gets worse. “The network says there were no communications problems at the annex, according to those present at the compound. There was continuous radio contact between the team and headquarters, with at least one member of the CIA team on the roof of the annex with a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up from a Spectre gunship, Fox reports. The gunship is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to support Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours, which provided enough time for planes based in Sigonella Air base on the Italian island of Sicily — about 480 miles away — to arrive. Two separate Tier One Special operations forces also were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators, Fox reports. “This chain of events apparently counters remarks from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday, who told reporters at the Pentagon that U.S. officials lacked a clear picture of what was occurring on the ground in Benghazi to send help……. U.S. officials have said that there was a period of several hours when the fighting stopped before the mortars were fired at the annex, leading officials to believe the attack was over.”

Brietbart has this chilling report on the failure to authorize any rescue of the Americans in Libya: “Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News report that Petraeus’s denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist “would have been a presidential decision.” An Excellent Spirit has reported, before other outlets, that the Benghazi consulate was more than a simple consular site. It housed massive numbers of sophisticated and lethal weapons that once belonged to deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and were captured by Americans to keep them away from Islamists. We have posted that “Frank J. Gaffney had revealed that the Obama Administration had engaged in “gunwalking” weapons captured or discovered after the death of dictator Gadaffi. Apparently, Chris Stevens and four Americans were murdered because Islamists wanted weapons that were stored on the Benghazi site by Americans for transfer to terrorists we deemed worthy and the whole thing came undone, tragically.” We are starting to wonder if it is not all part of the same sad story: The central reason for everything; for all the lies, refusals to rescue our people, the incredible revelations that Ambassador Susan Rice lied on five Sunday television appearances; for all of it is the same: The President, the CIA, the National Security Team at the White House all knew about the weapons that were stored at the Benghazi site and also knew that those weapons were the reason for the attack. They understood that the attacks were successful and the terrorist attackers were in possession of those weapons and that it would take an enormous force to overcome the attackers, now in possession of weapons that could repel any counter attack.

That is what makes it all come together. It explains why Stevens was there in Benghazi, why his last official act was to meet with a Turkish representative within yards of the stored armory, why the CIA refused to send rescuers and why no one in the White House was allowed to tell the American people the truth: 4 Americans died in Libya because they were there to collect, store and transfer enormous caches of weapons of mass destruction held by the US at our consulate in Benghazi under the authority of Ambassador Stevens so he could negotiate their transfer to, among others, al Qaeda allied groups in the Middle East, Syria, Turkey and Lebanon. That is what the Libyan ship mentioned in our previous report was doing there. That is why the Turkish representative met Stevens at Benghazi. That is why no one was sent to rescue our people from attackers who had control of enough weapons to hold off an army. That is why no one at the White House, who had minute by minute, real time information, ever told the American people the truth. The truth is much worse than the lies. If the American people ever get the whole truth and it is anything like what we have seen to date, President Obama and his people (Axelrod, Jarrett, et al.) know their re-election is toast!

In the Watergate aftermath, people asked “what did the President know and when did he know it?” The same questions must be asked now! The American people are a forgiving people, but they will not tolerate being intentionally lied to by people they elected to tell them the truth! The cover up is always worse than what happened and the truth, in hindsight, will always be better than the scandal that follows. It is sad that “we” have to go through all this again. Still, it is preferable to keeping liars and really venal and stupid people in charge of our country. Stay tuned. An Excellent Spirit will bring it all to you. Pray for America! And, VOTE on November 6th! If “we” do not take our country back to God, “we” may lose it forever!

The Imperial Obama Presidency: No More Checks and Balances

An Excellent Spirit is, like most Americans, a believer in the wisdom of America’s Founding Fathers and the US Constitution. That is why we have increasingly been critical of the President when he and his administration ride roughshod over constitutional restraints and govern as if the constitution does not exist when it suits them. For a review of our posts, go here

The chief feature of our Constitution is what is known as Separation of Powers or checks and balances. The US Constitution Online site has this: “The American constitutional system includes a notion known as the Separation of Powers. In this system, several branches of government are created and power is shared between them. At the same time, the powers of one branch can be challenged by another branch. This is what the system of checks and balances is all about. There are three branches in the United States government as established by the Constitution. First, the Legislative branch makes the law. Second, the Executive branch executes the law. Last, the Judicial branch interprets the law. Each branch has an effect on the other. 

The Heritage Foundation’s “Ask Heritage” has this story entitled “How is Obama Blatantly Disregarding the Law?” The story asks some questions that Americans will get a chance to answer on November 6th. “The Obama Administration hasn’t needed Congress to enact new regulations on the Internet, businesses, energy production, and religious institutions. It has used its power to give struggling labor unions a new edge. It has granted amnesty to illegal immigrants. This blatant disregard for the law—and unilateral creation of new laws—is documented in a detailed new report from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). Based on investigations in committees of the House of Representatives, the report lays out more than 40 examples of the Administration’s going around Congress to make its own “laws,” ignoring existing laws, circumventing the regulatory process, making its own “law” by waiving existing laws, creating “super agencies,” and setting up federal programs that were not authorized by Congress.” To read the whole thing, click on the story, above.

Heritage continues, “Matthew Spalding, Vice President for American Studies and Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation, wrote about the imperial presidency in June: We can now see before us a persistent pattern of disregard for the powers of the legislative branch in favor of administrative decision-making without—and often in spite of—congressional action. This violates the spirit—and potentially the letter—of the Constitution’s separation of the legislative and executive powers of Congress and the President. It wasn’t long after Spalding wrote these words that The Wall Street Journal expressed a similar concern: “When Congress won’t do what he wants, he ignores it and acts anyway.” That same month, Obama’s Health and Human Services Department gutted the work requirements out of welfare reform.

An Excellent Spirit has also looked at House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) comprehensive report. We linked to it above. Entitled “The Imperial Presidency”, this report, while lengthy, should be read by all Americans before you vote! Cantor has done “us” a great service by listing a detailed account of the four years of Presidential damage to our Constitution. Without giving details, the report tackles subjects like “Ignoring Advise & Consent”, “Recess” Appointments, Creating “Laws” Outside of the Congressional Process, Ignoring the Plain Letter of the Law & Failing to Faithfully Execute the Law, Government By Waiver, Creating New “Super” Agencies and others. We link to it again here.

America has a huge decision to make on November 6th. An Excellent Spirit knows that most Americans do not have the time to research and know all the ramifications of the decision we will be making. That is why we exist. An Excellent Spirit will continue to bring Americans what they must see and know before “we” vote. It is only by knowing the truth that America will remain free! God bless America! On November 6th, let “us” take America back! To God!