Leo Haffey, Latest news, October 15, 2009, Subornation of perjury, Leo Haffey’s wife, pressured, threatened and intimidated by a lawyer in Nashville, Brent Horst, False charges, Nashville DA Torry Johnson

This is just in from Aristotle the Hun, a Family Therapist and clergyman who has been in contact with attorney Leo Haffey, who has been incarcerated without bond in Nashville TN, and Haffey’s family. October 15, 2009.

“Subornation of perjury in Leo Haffey Case”

“Subornation of perjury is a legal term describing the crime of persuading another to commit perjury.

Leo Haffey’s wife has reported to me that she was pressured, threatened and intimidated by a lawyer in Nashville who was a neighbor of Leo’s, Brent Horst. Mr. Horst wanted Mrs. Haffey to make false reports to authorities and file charges against her husband that were not truthful.

I have read two written accounts of what happened and I have verified with Mrs. Haffey that she wrote these accounts. I have also interviewed Mrs. Haffey and she has made it very clear that she was pressured to exaggerate an incident and file reports with law enforcement and the courts that she would not have said or done on her own.

In addition to the false charges that were the subject of threats and intimidation aimed at Mrs. Haffey, Brent Horst, his wife, and another neighbor are also accused of making false charges of their own in a separate cases.”

Read more:
I have spoken to Leo Haffey’s wife on multiple occassions and can corroborate much of what Aristotle the Hun has written.
Also,
I have spoken to the Nashville DA’s office twice. The first time, I spoke to Natalie Broadway, the alleged recipient of an email from Leo’s wife requesting an investigation. She stated that she could not speak about the case and that her boss would call me. The boss never called.
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169 responses to “Leo Haffey, Latest news, October 15, 2009, Subornation of perjury, Leo Haffey’s wife, pressured, threatened and intimidated by a lawyer in Nashville, Brent Horst, False charges, Nashville DA Torry Johnson

  1. I just added this to the post:

    I have spoken to Leo Haffey’s wife on multiple occassions and can corroborate much of what Aristotle the Hun has written.

    Also,

    I have spoken to the Nashville DA’s office twice. The first time, I spoke to Natalie Broadway, the alleged recipient of an email from Leo’s wife requesting an investigation. She stated that she could not speak about the case and that her boss would call me. The boss never called.

  2. American Flag Ban at Oregon Apartment Complex Reversed After Outcry

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566740,00.html

  3. Biden’s Son ‘Absolutely’ Considering Running for Senate Seat

    Beau Biden says he’s “absolutely” considering running for the seat Joseph Biden held before becoming vice president.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/15/bidens-son-absolutely-considering-running-senate-seat/

    I wonder if Larry Sinclair is aware of this, since Beau Biden had him arrested during the campaign?

  4. Linda from NY

    Copied from previous post:

    Aristotle: My heartfelt thanks to you and your wife for all you are doing to assist Mrs. Haffey and ultimately, Leo.

    My heart goes out to her and her daughter; I can only imagine her suffering. However, I do believe her suffering will not be for naught, and that good will come out of it. Please let her know many of us here are praying for Leo and for both she and her daughter. We will continue our daily prayers until this nightmare is resolved, and we can all rejoice.

    Peace be with you…Linda

  5. OT: (sorry) need to ask SueK re flu-shot thing:
    You seem to be somewhat one of the authorities here…and I’m wondering what can be recommended ‘treatment’ (if there be any) in the event that (a family member) one what has received the “seasonal” shot, and then begins to display not-good signs and/or side-affects.
    thanks in advance.

    BOT (back on topic…not the other kind!):
    to this non-legal-type…at least the disclosure and publication of this info seems like positive steps in the right direction. Thanks, and prayers of covering and protection, for Leo & his family’s ‘helpers’.

  6. CW.

    This is crazy! Leo needs to be set free, and his story needs to go nationwide on 5PM news.

    We should all post the links to this article on every forum/blog we visit daily, so this man can have some justice.

    Just remember, this could happen to each and every one of us.

    What if it was you? Would you hope that others would spread the word, to help you get out of prison for something you ”did not do”?

    FREE LEO THE LAWYER >>>>>>>>> NOW!!

  7. Thanks The South.

  8. Jacqlyn Smith

    10-8-2009 – Pence Opposes Hate Crimes Measure in Defense Reauthorization Bill

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  9. Patriot Dreamer

    Re-do // October 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Re-do, check this link out:

    “What To Do If You Are Forced To Take a Swine Flu Shot”
    Dr. Russell Blaylock
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/mercola2.1.1.html

  10. Fox News Poll.

    Obama approval rating: 49%

    I believe that is high.

  11. U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects……

    Study finds $2.6 billion taken from guns and ammunition.

    These traitor bastards have sold out America .
    They will not be satisfied until we are in bondage .

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/15/troop-funds-diverted-to-pet-projects/

  12. lol, 49%?

    Haaaaaaaa!

    More like .49% if they were telling the truth.

    They left out the decimal :)

  13. It should be called the Fox News Pole, because that’s what they’re smoking.

    Sorry, crass humor, but an appropriate allegory nonetheless.

  14. OT, with apologies, but I feel it’s of the utmost interest and importance.

    Obama Is Ready to Cede U.S. Sovereignty with Copenhagen Treaty:
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/news-5961-0-9-9–.html

    RichardL

  15. ARMY D.A.V.,

    As predicted, this regime has been quietly cutting off supplies to the military to weaken it into submission.

    All this while hundreds of thousands of troops lie overseas…

  16. So where is Leo Haffey at regarding representation? Is he getting the help he needs?

  17. JeffM.
    He may have some representation from an attorney advocate group.
    They are still trying to engage traditional one on one representation.
    Any legal eagle thoughts on a Amicus Curiae Brief?

  18. JeffM

    Health Care smoke screen while they gut the country……

    Just turned on FOX for a second , I think they were talking about teen pregnancy.

    That’s why I only watch Beck .

  19. OT but very important
    cont. from yesterday’s WND revelation of
    the book “Muslim Mafia” …..

    CAIR has had a DVD CENSORED from an
    American school district….

    Featured in the DVD are clips of Muslim leaders in the U.S. openly declaring their intent to overthrow the Constitution and replace it with Shariah law, including Abdul Alim Musa, an imam in Washington, D.C., who boldly states, “On our website we talk about the Islamic State of North America by 2050.”

    The film examines a secret, 15-page “master plan” document uncovered by the FBI that reveals the plans of the radicals already in America.

    Worldnetdaily

  20. ARMY D.A.V.
    Good point.

  21. Patriot Dreamer

    “Oh, to be an Obama!”
    by Jack Cashill, Ph.D.
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=112898

  22. Has Michelle Malkin been contacted
    regarding Leo’s continued incarceration
    without bond?

  23. Patriot Dreamer
  24. maddie,

    yes, I and others have written to her. I think Savage would be open to it, but I can’t figure out how to contact him.

  25. RichardL // October 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Obama Is Ready to Cede U.S. Sovereignty with Copenhagen Treaty:
    ////////////

    Folks can say what they want about Alex Jones, but he has been talking about this and making films on this for some time now. He is a bit melodramatic at times. But his message isn’t tightly controlled by corporate mediums.

    Thanks for the link to the story. I hope everyone here will take the time to read it. It explains a lot.

  26. ArmyDAV—
    I hear ‘ya about the smoke screens.
    One FOX segment was about Donald Trump’s
    daughter—-with everything IMPORTANT that’s going on, I could care less about what
    her latest business acquisition is!

  27. maddie,

    I know you’ve been posting a lot on this since yesterday. Did you have the opportunity to look at any of my posts on a previous thread? Here’s a few of them.

    The Treasury Dept, last year, held courses on Shariah Law finance.

    The Obama Administration is now promoting curbs on free speech at the UN, backing a UN Human Rights Council proposal to restrict speech that is offensive to other religions or is deemed “hate speech.”

    The recent female appointee, Dalia Mogahed, who says Sharia Law is misunderstood.

  28. Patriot Dreamer

    “FCC Commissioner Says Diversity Chief’s Ideas for Regulating Free Speech Are ‘Troubling’”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55420

  29. zachjonesishome

    Just checking in. I got back from Honduras late last night. It will take a few days to catch up on the news. Nice to be back. Zach

  30. Patriot Dreamer

    “Leading Blue Dog suggests opening Medicare to all”
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/63281-leading-blue-dog-suggests-opening-medicare-to-all

    Nevermind the fact that unfunded liabilities for Medicare right now are $73.3 TRILLION

  31. Patriot Dreamer

    Reposting this for Zach:

    Deal may return Zelaya to power in Honduras:
    http://www.theage.com.au/world/deal-may-return-zelaya-20091015-gz4m.html

  32. CW,

    A Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus would be the more appropriate venue for Leo.

    It is a right that is guaranteed and is the most extraordinary writ the law allows. In this case the petition would go before a different judge. If the writ is not granted, it must be immediately appealed as this is a right guaranteed under Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution.

  33. And I would also add that Leo needs to state in his writ the Department of INjustice is in direct violation of Amendment VI which states:

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, … , and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

  34. CW…………………………………………
    I just emailed a text to Senator Alexander’s office which was provided to me by my friend who is a retired Superior Court Judge. It is an impassioned plea for a humanitarian release under bond, so that Leo Haffey can be with his family, and pursue his livelihood in his law practice.

  35. One excellent WoHC court case is:

    Strickland v. Washington, 1984

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=466&invol=668

  36. OT

    Turn to Fox news ,Hannity,,,,,,six year old inside run away balloon.

  37. CW,

    I’m wondering why his wife won’t take the physical Writ of H.C. form to him on one of her visits?

    She should just be able to cite the law about same to the people at the security facility. If they deny him the right to receive the form, well then….opens up a new can of worms in Leo’s favor.

    It would be worth a try.

  38. Something definitely doesn’t smell right at all with Leo. Are we absolutely sure we have all the information on this case?

    After all he has 3 sections of the Constitution along with the Constitution of Tennessee in his corner. Are these people involved with his incarceration really this stupid???

  39. *****VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!
    PLEASE LOOK AT THIS LINK!!! Can anyone verify this?? I will keep trying to do just that.

    http://www.action4justice.com/

  40. Re-do // October 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    OT: (sorry) need to ask SueK re flu-shot thing:
    You seem to be somewhat one of the authorities here…and I’m wondering what can be recommended ‘treatment’ (if there be any) in the event that (a family member) one what has received the “seasonal” shot, and then begins to display not-good signs and/or side-affects.
    thanks in advance.
    ******************************************
    Hi Re-do,

    First of all, if the family member is showing any unusual symptoms, the first line of defense is to make an appt., with the family doctor, or PCP, for a blood and urine screening.

    What’s done from there will depend on the results of the tests.

    Could you tell me if the family member remembers the *vial* used to withdraw his/her shot into the syringe? I ask, because the 10-shot vials contain the preservative, Thimerosal, while the single-dose vials contain none. If the person remembers, that will tell us how to proceed.

    Please send through any addional info you have :).

  41. Here is the article….

    Once AP has authenticated the article below Attorney Orly Taitz has decided to request an emergency motion and hearing with Judge David O. Carter of Santa Ana, CA. since this is certainly the “smoking gun” Birthers have been waiting for all along.

    It so happens that 5 years ago the prestigious publication AP knew that Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, II was in fact born in Kenya and therefore not eligible to occupy the Office of the President.

    Apparently thousands of birthers around the United States are organizing an emergency demonstration tomorrow in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. expecting Mr. OBAMA to resign immediately.

    Then arrests will begin of all those that have covered up this fraud and conspiracy among them the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court which swore Mr. OBAMA into power, the Vice President Mr. Biden, Nancy Pelosi and others are on the list.

    Judge Land will have to face up to his superiors and many other actions are expected tomorrow October 15th, 2009 thoughout the United States.

    The U.S. Military will be on top alert and the Chiefs of Staff are expected to ask Mr. OBAMA to resign before they have to disobey his orders.

    Mr. OBAMA has decided to play with fire and apparently will be burned in the process.

    Birthers around the United States are writing their Senators and Congress Representatives in a never before seen frenzy instructing them to order Mr. OBAMA to resign and for Congress to assemble and begin immediate impeachment proceedings.

    Obama Born In Kenya According To 2004 News Article

  42. live oak,

    What are you referring to in the link?

  43. @#

    JeffM // October 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    ARMY D.A.V.,

    As predicted, this regime has been quietly cutting off supplies to the military to weaken it into submission.

    All this while hundreds of thousands of troops lie overseas…
    *******************************************

    “Lie and many will die…”

    RichardL

  44. @JeffM,
    Go to AXJ Rocks. It’s a website I’m unfamiliar with and it’s confusing so I posted the article. It’s about Orly scheduling an emergency hearing with Carter.

  45. zachjonesishome

    Everyone I spoke to in Honduras this past month was against Zelaya. The emotion were very strong. Several hoped that he would be killed.

    Given what I saw and heard, Zelaya is not wanted. He stole millions. It was discovered when the people needed help after the recent earthquake.

    I heard nothing on Honduran radio stations that indicated that it was remotely possible for Zelaya to return.

    People there were very disappointed in Obama for supporting Zelaya. Two people called Obama a socialist like Chavez seeking a dictatorship.

    Given the state of world politics anything is possible but Zelaya’s return would create a lot of problems in Honduras.

    Most of the Zelaya “supporters” were paid to be in the streets. When the money stopped, demonstrations dropped off quickly.

    I am fairly certain he will not return. (I have been wrong before.)

    Vamos a ver. We will see.

    Zach

  46. live oak,

    I wouldn’t get too worked up about it. We here have our ear to the ground as we have direct contacts with Orly and other attorneys.

  47. http://www.action4justice.com/

    Liveoak: Is this the article you’re referring to?

  48. I JUST RECEIVED THIS FROM AXJ:

    Hallelujah! I ‘ve just received a reply from AXJ-Hawaii that I sent the story to this morning, that doodlebug gave me last night.

    First the message I sent to AXJ-Hawaii this morning (the folks that uncovered the missing page 11 of the divorce papers that was O’ Kenyan BC):

    HUGE story – they’ve known all along!

    Turns out that the Associated Press has known this “trivial” fact since 2004, and just kept it hidden from us!
    Note the “AP” at the bottom of the story…
    http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm

    And now, Here is their reply:

    “Once AP has authenticated the article below, Attorney Orly Taitz has decided to request an emergency motion and hearing with Judge David O. Carter of Santa Ana, CA. since this is certainly the “smoking gun” Birthers have been waiting for all along.”

    It so happens that 5 years ago the prestigious publication Associated Press knew that Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, II was in fact born in Kenya and therefore not eligible to occupy the Office of the President.

    Apparently thousands of birthers around the United States are organizing an emergency demonstration tomorrow in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. expecting Mr. OBAMA to resign immediately.

    Then arrests will begin of all those that have covered up this fraud and conspiracy among them the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court which swore Mr. OBAMA into power, the Vice President Mr. Biden, Nancy Pelosi and others are on the list.

    Judge Land will have to face up to his superiors and many other actions are expected tomorrow October 15th, 2009 thoughout the United States.

    The U.S. Military will be on top alert and the Chiefs of Staff are expected to ask Mr. OBAMA to resign before they have to disobey his orders.

    Mr. OBAMA has decided to play with fire and apparently will be burned in the process.

    Birthers around the United States are writing their Senators and Congress Representatives in a never before seen frenzy instructing them to order Mr. OBAMA to resign and for Congress to assemble and begin immediate impeachment proceedings.

  49. @JeffM,
    It is a live feed at the top and you have to wait for the title…Orly to schedule an emergency hearing with Judge Carter. Forget the AXJRocks link…the other one I posted takes you to the article but you have to click it when it comes up on the live feed. I am a novice at the computer, so I hope I’m making sense. I don’t want to sound like a crazy person, but it’s big news. I posted the story at 3:23. Please if anyone can help me to verify this. It is NOT a joke…I promise.

  50. Liveoak,

    The article will only come up if you click (several times) on the title as it moves upward.

  51. @venice,
    Yes it is the one about Orly. I managed to get it but I can’t post it very well as you can see. Is anyone familiar with that website?? Are they reliable? I’m afraid to get too excited until I’m sure.

  52. JeffM // October 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Something definitely doesn’t smell right at all with Leo. Are we absolutely sure we have all the information on this case?

    After all he has 3 sections of the Constitution along with the Constitution of Tennessee in his corner. Are these people involved with his incarceration really this stupid???

    YEP…….BARNEY FIFE ON STEROIDS!!

  53. @JeffM,
    MoralsMan at 3:32 posted what I’m talking about. Read the reply. What do you think? Do you know that website, and are they reliable? I depend on you guys a lot. I always get the truth from all of you and I have never been disappointed.

  54. Has anyone heard about this ‘emergency demonstration’ in D.C. on Friday?

    Exactly who is gonna make the arrests?

    Don’t know about this….

  55. This is what I just found at Free Republic
    Kenyan article NOW MISSING from Newspaper web site !
    http://worth-reading-blog.blogspot.com/2009/10/kenyan-born-obama-all-set-for-us-senate.html ^
    Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:46:57 PM by rocco55
    Here is quote at top of article:
    “Below is a link to this story. The news is now deleted from Kenya newspaper website” !
    Scrub-a-dub-dub

  56. Live Oak,

    I read on another site this a.m. that the AP article was a plant – a fake. I haven’t heard anyone confirm or deny this as of yet.

    anyone know?

  57. @SueK,
    I’m trying to verify that too. Did you see MoralsMan at 3:32 posted the reply a little ways down his comment. I don’t know this site at all or if they’re reliable. I really hope it’s true.

  58. To: rocco55
    Saw that coming. It’s already been saved by hundreds.

  59. CW………………………………………
    In reading your account of the goings on relating to the statements of Leo’s wife who alleges that she was “pressured,and otherwise intimidated” by Mrs Horst who was attempting to force Leo’s wife to file charges against her own husband. I have a little problem with this notion. First I can’t imagine anyone allowing themselves to be FORCED, PRESSURED,OR INTIMIDATED into filing alleged charges against their own spouse. Putting myself into this equation; such a person would invite a size 10 being angrily administered to their backside, which would then propel the person off of my property. That would seem to me to be a pretty straight forward reaction from anyone who was genuinely in their spouse’s corner, if you see what I am really questioning. This seems to say that they have some sort of evidence, or material which provides them with an incentive to attempt to INTIMIDATE someone. See what I mean? T hasten to add that this is only a thought that resulted from reading the words PRESSURED,and INTIMIDATED. If someone had no useable ammo, he wouldn’t be able to intimidate anyone to start with. Granted a person can attempt to intimidate someone, but without anything to back it up he/she is essentially shoveling manure against the tide.

  60. CW @ 2:01: that’s probably because those numbers are only from ACORN folks! hehe…

  61. Zach,

    welcome back. Thanks for the news on Honduras. I watched an interview with their interim persident on Gretta/FOX a few weeks ago. I was left with the same impression after the interview. They don’t want him back.

  62. “…Any legal eagle thoughts on a Amicus Curiae Brief?”…

    only that they don’t tend to bunch up like the boxer-kind! hehe…
    (sorry…light in the head; haven’t had my lunch break yet…)

  63. Patriot Dreamer

    SueK,

    I have heard nothing about emergency demonstrations in D.C. If there were, you’d think that news about it would be everywhere. But, I’m looking and … nothing.

  64. oldsalt77
    “pressured,and otherwise intimidated”
    Was consistently conveyed to me by all parties.
    Remember, we are all different.
    Also, it has been difficult for many to believe how bad thing have become in Obama US.
    Just go back to Nazi Germany.
    Most were in denial, even Jews, in late stages of Nazism.

    PS-there is a tendency in the country of late to shoot the messenger.
    This concept will part of an upcoming article.

  65. http://www.action4justicenow.com/indexa.htm
    ORLY TAITZ TO SCHEDULE EMERGENCY
    HEARING WITH JUDGE CARTER?
    Caught that puppy-note: this is in the form of a question. Possibly still verifying.

  66. “Are these people involved with his incarceration really this stupid???”

    If thinking the rules don’t apply to you is being stupid, they are dumber than a doorknob.

    There is a kind of blind arogance that manifests itself in persons who are corrupt.

  67. Patriot Dreamer

    At Orly’s site, she says:

    Important
    Posted on | October 15, 2009 | No Comments

    I am back from NY and will be in the office. I will appreciate volunteers coming to help me with clerical work.

    As you have seen, an article from 2004 surfaced about Obama being Kenyan born. I need help in getting in touch with AP and getting the name of the author, getting in touch with him and getting info on the sources he used to write this article. Based on what did he state that Obama was Kenyan born? Did he obtain his birth certificate? Did he interview hospital officials? Did he interview relatives?

    Lastly, I greatly appreciate people wanting to add me to their on-line contacts, however it takes a lot of my time. Every minute a pop up screen appears, saying that someone wants to add me to his contacts, it covers the screen, where I am working, and it is a constant distraction, so I ask you not to do it. I am working on putting together a database, we are working on mass mailings. You can send me a list of e-mail adresses, I will add it to the database and will send announcements, when those will be available.

    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=4921

  68. Patriot Dreamer // October 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Hi PD,

    I’m looking, too…ditto on the ‘nothing.’

    Another diversion?

  69. Aristotle.
    Amen.

  70. I’m praying!!!I hope its true about that post!

  71. Venice,

    I notice at the very bottom of this webpage there is a Nairobi address.

    Reminiscent of the other crazy situation with a paper in Africa and Phil Berg.

  72. Whether born in Hawaii OR Kenya, since Obama’s maternal grandmother (38 years old when Obama born) unilaterally submitted birth info to Hawaii (generating the COLB), not Obama’s ‘mother’ (then 18 years old), who’s to say Obama’s grandmother is not his mother!?!

  73. I tuned into Glenn Beck’s radio program late this AM but what he was saying is that something BIG (not sure if it was video or audio) was being driven from NY to DC and that “it” would drop your jaw!!! He alluded to Anita Dunn, at the White House, the woman dissing Fox News. So I expect it has something to do with her or maybe the story that big government broke about the “call to service” propaganda to be aired on all tv networks Oct. 19-25th.

    His radio station got the transcripts of whatever “it” is but they wouldn’t let him divulge the info over the air.

    He will air it on his program tonight. Stay tuned!

    Here’s big government’s story

    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2009/10/15/leaked-memo-reveals-the-white-house-has-control-of-your-television-set/

  74. What would AP’s reason be to withhold this news for 5 years when suits have been ongoing even before the fraud stole the election??

  75. Beat me with a wet noodle, but when I go back to that conversation between Barky and Dr. Keyes in the midst of the Senate race in IL, I’ve gotta ask this question: When asked, Dr. Keyes stated that he didn’t recall Barky ever saying that it didn’t matter if he wasn’t natural born; he was running for the Senate, not POTUS.

    Does anyone else find that lack of recollection odd?

    We know that the transcript of that conversation is in ‘Scrubbed Heaven,’ but I think a few CWers actually heard it.

    I love Dr. Keyes dearly and would vote for him in a New York minute, but this troubles me.

  76. JeffM: asking you to weigh in on the 3:32 post, please.

  77. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2363309/posts
    Breakthrough : New Israeli battery provides thousands of hours of power

  78. JustMe,

    I had the exact thought.

  79. Would like to head to DC, does anybody have info about the time it will begin? GOD bless America

  80. Everyone knew this was coming they just didn’t know when.
    http://www.newmajority.com/obama-plummets-among-youth-over-jobs
    IndexVideoPodcastsBookclubAbout UsContact UsRSSObama Plummets Among Youth Over Jobs
    October 15th, 2009 at 5:10 am by Rachel Hoff | 15 Comments |Share The love affair between Barack Obama and young Americans may be on the rocks. Recently released figures from the Department of Labor reveal staggeringly high joblessness numbers among America’s youth. Indeed, 53.4 percent of young Americans are without a job – a post-World War II high.

    With over half of 16-24 year olds jobless, even after stimulus package after stimulus package supposedly meant to create jobs, one has to wonder how Barack Obama’s approval ratings are doing among his strongest supporters. Unsurprisingly, the answer is “worse.” According to Gallup, approval of President Obama among young adults aged 18 to 29 fell 11 points this summer. While the President’s approval ratings have fallen recently among all age groups, this drop was the sharpest decline of any age demographic.

    And yet, President Obama still gets his strongest support from young Americans, with 60 percent of people under 30 still approving of the job he is doing. But the recent economic and public opinion trends provide a huge opportunity for Republicans to make up some ground with the youngest generation of voters. The GOP’s challenge, however, is to stay on message as they sweet talk young Americans.

    For the past two years, the economy and jobs have consistently been at the top of young voters’ list of most important issues. Even before this financial crisis began, when unemployment rates were not so alarmingly high, young Americans ranked “jobs and the economy” as their number one issue. In November 2007, 18 percent of 18-29 year olds put it at the top of their list; by September 2008, that number climbed to 29 percent. And the economy certainly tops the priority list now, with skyrocketing unemployment and America’s youngest workers facing weeks, months, and even years of joblessness that could have detrimental effects on their long-term earning potential. There are 1.1 million job seekers that are new to the workforce and have not found a job.

    A survey by the Young Republican National Federation at the beginning of this year showed that 23 percent of Young Republicans wanted their party to focus on job creation and the economy. Only 6 percent of these young party activists thought the GOP should focus on social issues. (And social conservatives were well represented in the survey.) For young voters of all social stripes, it seems it is a matter of priorities.

    Recession or no recession, young Americans care most about jobs. And if Republicans take advantage of this opportunity to talk competently and confidently about the economy, the party has a chance to break young America’s love affair with Obama and win these voters back to the GOP.

    As a candidate, Barack Obama captured the hearts, minds, and votes of the youngest Americans, in no small part simply by talking to them. In many ways, President Obama has stopped talking to young people, largely leaving them out of important conversations likehealthcare reform as he focuses on senior citizens. And we all know that communication is the key to any healthy relationship. It’s time for the GOP to start communicating with young voters – and it is abundantly clear what these voters want to talk about.

  81. Venice @ 3:54,

    When I opened the link it was just the article. I did not see anything about what Keyes says ….???

    BTW – I did see the video of Obummer saying he wasn’t running for POTUS so his citizenship doesn’t matter. I don’t understand why Keyes wouldn’t remember that. Strange.

  82. http://loyaltoliberty.blogspot.com/

    This links apparently works.

  83. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2363279/posts
    Obama job approval drops to 49% in latest Fox News poll. Only 43% would vote to re-elect him today.
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Fox News.com

    Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:13:08 PM by DestroyLiberalism

    In what may be the ultimate job rating, 43 percent of voters say that they would vote to re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held today, down from 52 percent six months ago, from April 22-23, 2009.

    Obama’s job approval rating comes in at 49 percent this week. That’s down just one percentage point from late September, but it marks a new low approval for the president — and the first time the Fox News poll has measured his approval below 50 percent.

    Moreover, the number of Americans saying they would vote to re-elect President Obama has dropped. If the election were held today the poll finds more voters say they would back someone else in the 2012 election than would back the president.

    Despite winning the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday, the latest Fox News poll finds the president’s ratings on foreign issues are lower than his overall job ratings. All in all, 49 percent of Americans say they approve of the job President Obama is doing and 45 percent disapprove. His average approval for the term so far is 58 percent.

    On Afghanistan, 41 percent of Americans say they approve of the job Obama is doing and 43 percent disapprove. For his handling of Iran, 44 percent approve and 43 percent disapprove. On the president’s handling of the economy, voters are almost equally split: 48 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove. On health care, some 42 percent approve of the president’s performance and half disapprove, 50 percent.

  84. SueK…….I misunderstood then…….I was under the impression that Keye’s team was asking for any attendees at that debate with video to come forward because Lord knows it was erased by the PP team.

  85. Val // October 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you, Val. Strange, indeed.

  86. Val-do you remember where you saw it-many are looking for it.
    “BTW – I did see the video of Obummer saying he wasn’t running for POTUS so his citizenship doesn’t matter.”

  87. It appears that Keyes clarifies this.

  88. JJ // October 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Hi JJ,

    That’s how I remember it coming down-that Dr. Keyes didn’t recall.

    I may be all wet, too, as I have been in the past!

    Perhaps someone else remembers what transpired? It just doesn’t seem kosher to me.

  89. Patriot Dreamer

    carmen // October 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    carmen, as far as I know, there are no demonstrations tomorrow in D.C. If there were, I would think that it would be big all over at FreeRepublic.com. But, still there’s nothing. I think it’s a hoax.

  90. ANOTHER ONE SAYS KENYAN BORN- from the nigerian observer. WTH?

    http://www.nigerianobservernews.com/4112008/4112008/news/news1.html

  91. LiveOak—got your link to come up about
    an emergency mtg. with Judge Carter and
    everything else as posted later. I am
    cautiously hopeful. Definately need to look into it. I haven’t gotten any “birther” notification about gathering in DC. However, this is all so new….
    +++++++++
    If anyone wants to know I made a copy of
    the EasternStandard article from last night.
    It’s on my desktop.

  92. venice, That link has nothing to do with Keyes.

  93. OT: to SueK & PD:
    thank you very much for providing the flu info…I will post any further ‘revelations’, should it be necessary; hopefully NOT.

  94. CW………………………………….
    In no way do I impugn what is going on with thos poor people. I had long ago thought our society was more civilised than that. But I can see what you mean about shooting the messenger. Perhaps I am guilty of trying to read too much into casual verbs,when we should be looking at adjectives. This thought was one of those that everybody has experienced at least once in their lives wherein there is a little thing in the back of your mind that suddenly stands up, and says LOOKY ME. This sort of thought often is more compelling than anything else that we can perceive.

  95. Michelle @ 4:07,

    That is what my mission has been lately … talking to the young. I have been so happy to come across those who describe themselves as The Young Republicans. How refreshing. I keep encouraging them to keep researching, get involved and most of all …. Talk to their friends!

    I would encourage all those who can to do the same. We will need them during election times.

    I hate to say this, but I personally believe they should raise the age of voting. I just think that you need to have a few years of paying taxes, paying your own way ( not Mommy and Daddy) buying groceries, buying gas, etc… and have a little of life’s lessons under your belt before you can vote. The election of 2008 had a ton of kids still in high school, living at home out voting. I’m sorry and hope I don’t offend anyone, but I strongly believe the voting age should be at least 25 years old.

    But then again, I don’t think they should be allowed to drive until their 18!!! And yes … I have children over the age of 18. That’s why I can say this!! I was shocked at my son and his friends attitudes this past election. They really don’t have a clue. My son and I could not have a conversation about politics last year. It kept telling me … It’s the Bankers! And I kept telling him …. He’s no even a citizen!!!

    Now we agree with each other! I believe the Bankers are behind a lot of this … and now he says … yea, he’s probably from Kenya!

  96. Wait- that may be a dublicate- posted nigerian oberver before.

  97. Greg,

    You’re right. It would not copy. I found another:

    http://loyaltoliberty.blogspot.com/

  98. The Kenya article is authentic. But don’t over value it. Five years ago one African reporter said Obama was born in Kenya. It doesn’t really prove anything.

    The Pakistani Civil Service exam at one time informed us that Obama was born in Kenya.

    “President of USA (44th) Barrack Hussain Obama of Democratic Party* (Kenyan born) (Since 20th Jan 2009) ”
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2215906/posts

    It has since been changed.

  99. Re-do // October 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Re-do,

    If the family member doesn’t recall the vial size, a call to whoever ran the flu clinic will give you the answer-they know what batches they received, and the containers they came in.

    Please post any additional info you get!

  100. I copied the pertinent part in case of evaporation. I tried to find a date on this article but I could not find one. Something tells me “someone” is trying to get out as much information as they possibly can. This code may read Nov 4 2008.
    http://www.nigerianobservernews.com/4112008/4112008/news/news1.html
    US Presidential Polls:Obama, McCain slug it out today
    By SOLOMON ASOWATA WITH AGENCY REPORTS
    WASHINGTON – Americans will today go to the polls to elect their next President with Democratic Party
    candidate, Senator Barack Obama largely favoured to win.
    The Kenyan-born Senator will, however, face a stiff competition from his Republican counterpart, John McCain who has taken the presidential battle to the finishing line with vigorous campaign strategies.

  101. Michelle @ 4:13,

    I can not remember exactly where I saw it. I clicked on a link, but i don’t know what website/ blog it was on. I do remember it was a Youtube Video …????

    Last nigt I went to youtube and searched for Obama Keyes 2004 Debates … there are alot of them. On the last threas or so, I posted on of a series of 6. It was late last night right before bed. I think another posted commented that they were going through them and had not come across it.

    If I remember correctly, the Keyes / Obama video … camera was on the side of Keyes with BHO on the other side of Keyes – the far side of the video. They were standing at podiums.

    I sure wish I would have thought about saving it …. doh!

  102. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/15/fox-news-poll-vote-elect-president-obama/

    Only 43% would re-elect Obama today. I think that’s a pretty good measure.

  103. Mortgage fraud:

    Thirty-one people were arrested in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina.

    Aren’t these all big PP supporting states??
    Just saying!!

  104. RE: EasternStandard:
    Realizing that the 2004 article being discussed here appeared in an on-line periodical that had the title “Sunday Standard” on the left margin…and that ‘Googling’
    “Sunday Standard” brought up links to a periodical out of Botswana (which, btw reported that it had been hack-attacked)…it made me curious if that periodical might also have any article(s) concerning BHO…
    …just a thought as a possible ‘nuther source. After WARNINGS from others here, I’m reluctant to click onto any of those ‘Google’ sites. Worth a risk, anyone? Bueller?

  105. I’m waiting as well for JeffM to weigh in on that article. I had a funny feeling it may have been a hoax. I don’t understand why anyone would play games like that if it isn’t true. It isn’t funny and it’s vicious.

  106. I just emailed a reliable source an unfortunately we’ve been punke.

    This is not true. I just got off the phone
    with Orly and Charles and they never mentioned
    this. It’s probably an Obama Shill.

    S.B.

    On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:05 PM, xxxxx xxxxx wrote:

    Sarah,
    Do you know anything about this?
    Is it true?

    http://www.action4justicenow.com/indexa.htm

    ORLY TAITZ TO SCHEDULE EMERGENCY
    HEARING WITH JUDGE CARTER?

  107. I know I sound naive.

  108. Val-we were all innocents in the beginning. Due to all the scrubbing all the time people not only save, and distribute they do it immediately. Somebody is going to find that Goshdarn video, but I think they would need the skills of a hacker. Don’t they always say on police TV shows it always leaves and electronic fingerprint. Can you remember the date or near date maybe that would help in the search? and where if it was Chicago, WGN is big there, I don’t know who covered it, maybe PBS?, who sponsored it, League of Women Voters?

  109. If it is a hoax, why the scubbing?

  110. Venice @ 4:26: (hehe…) and what would that number be if you add in the NON-ACORNIANS?

  111. @Jonah,
    Thank you so much! From now on I’ll come here first to check before I get too excited about anything.

  112. Patriot Dreamer

    I think the demonstrations tomorrow are a hoax. Who knows about the article.

    But it is weird that they are showing up out of the blue like that. Are they the result of hacking? Did someone plant them? Or are they actually real, and that’s why they’ve been scrubbed?

  113. Prairie // October 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    If it is a hoax, why the scubbing?

    The artical from Africa is real. The announcement from Orly is a hoax.

    The African article was scrubbed.

  114. I just emailed a reliable source an unfortunately we’ve been punked. Here’s my emails and her replies…….

    Yes, tell everyone that I’m in contact
    with Orly and Charles on a daily basis,
    just got off phone with them, and they
    never mentioned this. I would check to
    see if the person who posted it is truly
    on “our side.”

    S.B.

    On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:20 PM, xxxxxx xxxxx wrote:

    May I relay your information that this is untrue??
    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/leo-haffey-latest-news-october-15-2009-subornation-of-perjury-leo-haffey%e2%80%99s-wife-pressured-threatened-and-intimidated-by-a-lawyer-in-nashville-brent-horst-false-charges-nashville-da-t/#comments

    ————————————————————
    From: Sarah Brooks
    To: xxxxx xxxxe
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:13:15 PM
    Subject: Re: Do you know anything about this? iS IT TRUE?

    This is not true. I just got off the phone
    with Orly and Charles and they never mentioned
    this. It’s probably an Obama Shill.

    S.B.

    On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:05 PM, xxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxx@swbell.net wrote:

    Sarah
    Do you know anything about this?
    Is it true?

    http://www.action4justicenow.com/indexa.htm

    ORLY TAITZ TO SCHEDULE EMERGENCY
    HEARING WITH JUDGE CARTER

  115. live oak 4:30pm,

    You’re not naive, your just not morally bankrupt
    like those who take delight in watching others trying to defend themselves in a fight where the rules are not the same on both sides. Be glad you’re on this side of the fence. The fence sadly was not created by those defending themselves.

  116. Well, when it does happen and O is evicted I will have my directions, my suitcase and two of the ladies from my prayer group to had up to DC! I hope it’s not long. I will need to remember to tell my husband, I get overly excited. Thanks PD!

  117. Sue K,

    did you see the link to the article I posted earlier on vaccines? A little lengthy, but nonetheless, an excellent read.

    It explains how the data used by the various reporting agencies is misleading. I would go out on a limb and say somewhat erroneous.

    Unfortunately some health care professionals fall victim to regurgitating these misleading values right before they inject their patients with the vaccine.

    Let me know what you think of the article.

  118. Patriot Dreamer

    Seems like that axj site has posted unreliable info. before.

  119. Sun 27 Jun 2004
    Sudan Rivals Resume Peace Talks in Kenya
    Arab News Agence France Presse | NAIROBI,

    28 June 2004 — Sudan’s government and the main southern rebels yesterda…

    Ngeny ousted in Kenyan trials

    The Star | NAIROBI: Olympic 1,500m champion Noah Ngeny was eliminated in the semi-finals at the Kenyan trials on Friday…

    Kibaki’s strategy to counter rebels
    East African Standard Some Cabinet ministers in the National Alliance Party of Kenya have in recent months intensified calls on the …

    Heavy toll on economy, Kenya’s image abroad
    East African Standard After 18 months of wrangling, Kenya is now happily listed as the fifth most risky nation to invest in, accordi…

    Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate
    East African Standard As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ry…

    (If your intent is to delete the information/data, wouldn’t it be wise to delete the headline proving the data was there??)

  120. I’m not saying th AP article is a hoax. I’m hoping that is real.

    THIS IS THE HOAX…….
    “Once AP has authenticated the article below, Attorney Orly Taitz has decided to request an emergency motion and hearing with Judge David O. Carter of Santa Ana, CA. since this is certainly the “smoking gun” Birthers have been waiting for all along.”

  121. Michelle,

    FYI: Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center archives everything that has been televised. Literally.

  122. Patriot Dreamer

    The demonstrations are also a hoax. There are no demonstrations.

  123. Obot PSYOPS agents: How to spot them ahead of time so you don’t get punked.

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2009/05/exposing-obamas-psyops-agents-and.html

  124. Val—I totally agree. If you were in a debate with someone who would later be running for a position that they were “ineligible” for I darn
    well would remember that person’s quip about not running for POTUS, wouldn’t you?!!!!
    And, you are correct, I heard Dr. Keyes saying he didn’t recall—BS (and I like Keyes, but that’s pure BS)—I don’t understand why his memory failed then—Keyes is a smart guy….I just don’t get it????

  125. I just spoke to Larry Sinclair.
    He will not be hosting the internet TV show tonight.

  126. Aristotle the Hun,

    Thanks for that article. About 16to 18 months ago, someone cleverly posted a running commentary on comments of the Obots as they were posting on a blog. The ridicule and delight was infantile. (They didn’t know their material was being recorded). It was very useful. Your article is consistent with that and much of what I have observed. They are far more transparent than they know.

  127. Glenn Beck is on.

  128. Again, much ado about nothing.

    1. The ‘AP’ article calling BO a Kenyan.

    See, the problem is, who said he was born in Kenya? If this is a bona fide report then, the reporter said it. Based on what evidence? Perhaps BO said at some time, ‘I am a son of Kenya,’ meaning, he has Kenyan ancestry, through his father. Or, he has a spiritual bond with Kenya. But it still does not mean, he was born in Kenya; or that any evidence exists that would tend to prove, he was born in Kenya. See what I mean?

    2. Dr. Fukino’s statement calling BO a NBC.

    I pointed out earlier Leo’s reliance on this statement as compelling an opening up of the records was misplaced, for several reasons, including that, this statement could have been based on the fact, NP certified he was a NBC. Well, here’s what a commenter wrote on Leo’s blog.

    Is it also possible that the passage of HR.RES.593 is what triggered Dr Fukino’s press release rather than TerriK’s inquiries? (both occurred on the same day)

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-593

    Stay focused. The issue is not eligibility but election fraud. If you cannot establish BO is a NBC, neither did anyone from the D party who said he was, just to get state election officials to print his name on the primary (in SC) or general election ballot.
    http://jbjd.wordpress.com

  129. @venice,
    Thank you. I have never been politically correct. I live in the truth. I will not tolerate lies and deceit. It’s one of my rules for living.
    I don’t post very often; I mostly come here to read and learn. Funny…we don’t know each other, but I feel close to many of you. You’re in my prayers too.

  130. DON’T MISS GLENN BECK…..
    HE IS ON FOXNEWS NOW`

  131. OOOPS, SORRY CW,… I DIDN’T CHECK TO SEE IF ANYONE HAD POSTED GLENN SHOW IS ON.

  132. jbjd:–

    You entirely miss the point.

    The point IS that since Team Obama relies on Honolulu Newspaper accounts of baby O being born in Hawaii, these are newspaper accounts too. In any event, all of these reports, coupled with the res ipsa loquitur of BHO spending more than $1 million to block info in court, THERE’S NO WAY JUDGE CARTER CAN NOW ENTIRELY DISMISS THE CASE!!

    So, bye bye BHO — I say within 90 days at the latest!

  133. 45,000 More Troops to be sent to the Graveyard of the Empires.

    The US is expected to announce a significant surge of up to 45,000 extra troops for Afghanistan after Gordon Brown said that 500 more British troops would be sent to the country.

    Snipped from:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/6330163/United-States-to-send-up-to-45000-more-troops-to-Afghanistan.html

  134. It’s disturbing to watch the clip on Beck’s show of Anita Dunn giving a speech to a HIGH SCHOOL group of students. If I was a parent of any of those students, I would be livid.

  135. joyceaz.
    Don’t apologize for your enthusiasm.
    I despise apathy.

  136. OT– Massachusetts to give H1N1 shots to prisoners first…hmmm:

    http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO127005/

  137. ** NEW POST**

  138. Re-do // October 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m going to say this is yet another hoax. BUT, all these hoaxes are proof positive nothing on the internet should be admissible in the court of law without a factual, legal, and verifyable copy of it.

  139. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/10/was_rush_set_up.html

    “Forcing the opposition to play defence”. Was Rush set up? Well once again Soros has his extended hand in it. What do you think?

  140. twe // October 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I bet they get the clean ones. Too much money to be made in this industry to annihilate them. Unless, they are able to be selective in whom they inject with what. I don’t put anything past anyone anymore….healthy skepticism.

  141. venice,

    I agree. Ignore your critics and you become all powerful, i.e. Untouchable.

    Then, politely do a doublecross later on when they aren’t looking.

  142. I don’t think the WH likes Glenn Beck!
    I KNOW THAT GLENN BECK DISTRUST’S THE WHITEHOUSE. heeee heeee
    GLENN IS MY HERO!

  143. JustMe-Thanks for the info, will start looking for that video later.

  144. I do not know if this has been posted yet, but maybe more proof of Obama being born in Kenya…

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1714603/posts

    MM

  145. Aristole @ 4:48: now that you’ve made that clear: how about its usefulness, that same test; say on the SOS-yeehaa’ers…also ‘rooting’ for the demise of O?…what’s your take on that?

  146. MoralsMan,

    Looks like the “Kenyan born” description of Obama has been scrubbed from original referenced article.

  147. 6:33: sorry for the typo: I mean to ‘Aristotle’.
    thanks for your 4:48 link posted…very informative.

  148. MM,
    How many does that make in less than 48 hours? I count 4.

  149. Prairie: check out 4:48 post by Aristotle…
    their either ‘his’ or ‘hers’…and I don’t mean hand-towels.

  150. last one to wind up before exiting for new thread:

    does this have the fingerprints of big $$$$$ reigning in the top NFL folks, too?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-rams-limbaugh&prov=ap&type=lgns

    just a thought…have that familiar ‘ring’ to it?
    adios.

  151. typo: should be ‘reining’…though someone’s doing some ‘reigning’ too…

  152. Val-do you remember where you saw it-many are looking for it.

    If you saw the video of O announcing he wasn’t running for pres at that debate, therefore he wasn’t worried about being NBC, couldn’t techs get it from your hard drive???

  153. Save copies of all these pages below before they disappear from the net. And, it is time for concerned Americans to write letters to all the Judges in all the cases and attach copies of these pages showing Kenyan born Obama such as these examples:

    Published In Kenya:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm

    Published In Uganda:
    http://allafrica.com/stories/200802180051.html

    Published In Nigeria:
    http://www.nigerianobservernews.com/4112008/4112008/news/news1.html

    The addresses for key judges in key cases are listed at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.thebirthers.org/misc/marshall.html

    http://www.thebirthers.org/

    RJ

  154. (ESPECIALLY READ THE UNDERLINED SENTENCE)

    We don’t need Obama to show us how to make Kenya a great country
    Published on 11/07/2009

    By Barrack Muluka

    So America’s Barack Obama is in Africa, but he has snubbed Kenya? The US President is in Ghana at the time of your reading this piece. His spokespersons say his visit to the former Gold Coast is a reward for Ghana’s alleged democratic credentials. Kenya has been asked to style up before Obama can favour us with a visit. How so strange?

    Nigerians are up in arms. They, too, have been sidestepped. They have been asked to style up before the political wonder boy of our age can favour them with a visit. A Nigerian official was heard lamenting on the BBC this week to the effect that if Obama truly wants them to style up, he should visit with them and show them how and where to style up.

    But all this American talk about democratic styling up is a lot of fudge. I have personally never been enthralled by the Obama phenomenon. I do not even believe that Obama is such an extra-ordinary human being. What was he recently doing in Egypt the other day? Egypt is the headquarters of dictatorship and emergency laws in Africa. But Americans thrive on contradictions and double speak, from Guatemala and Honduras and from Chile and Nicaragua, all the way to Zaire. They have been associated with some of the worst regimes in history and will remain so for a long time to come. Obama is only the latest custodian of American doublespeak.

    Obama is an ordinary human being who is gifted with above average abilities. He only happens to be in the right place at the right time, in a place where people appreciate such abilities as he possesses. I have written before that we do not have a paucity of individuals in Kenya today with the same abilities as Obama boasts of – perhaps even better. The only difference is that this country cannot recognise such people, or give them space. The same is true of Nigeria and of every African nation. African eyes cannot recognise gifted persons in their midst.. They therefore crave offshore heroes – in sport, music, dance and drama and in politics.

    That is how we get to be led by coteries of people who are concerned with political advantage rather than with the construction of functional States. You have in Kenya a President and Prime Minister who look on as our water towers are wasted away because they seek political advantage from the Rift Valley community. Rift Valley leaders have themselves put the noose around everybody’s neck, yet nobody dares tell them, because of pursuit for political advantage.

    From Lamu to Busia and from Kisii to Mandera, leaders and citizens alike are mesmerised by ethnic and regional identities where the national good should be what counts.

    If it were not so, we would not crave a visit by some foreigner whose existence we did not even know of ten years ago..
    We have no shame to claim him as ‘our own American’. But what do you expect when the entire nation delights in tribal nothing?

    Stolen glory

    Africans delight in illegitimate and corrupt leadership, so long as the man in charge is from ‘my community’. People like Mobutu were brazenly illegitimate and corrupt. They did not pretend about gentrifying themselves with fake elections .

    But what is the difference between Mobutu and a gentleman who hurriedly gets sworn in, in hiding, after a counterfeit election? And there will be enough people out there arguing for his legitimacy. Deep down, in his heart of hearts, such a man should know that he fraudulently sits on the throne, be he in Harare or elsewhere in Africa. He is spurious and that is why his people deflect their admiration to strangers from America.

    But a populace that celebrates the thrift of spurious and superfluous political parties , provided they have a tribal owner, cannot be let off the hook for the miasma that is life in Africa. It is in these spurious vehicles that bankrupt leaders travel to power. If you should be from their tribe, you speak a different language to your doom. When such characters ascend to the throne, without exception in Africa, they make the State their personal property.

    They institute personalised rule in which their spouses are more powerful than people’s elected leaders. A First Lady can hire and fire key staff in State offices. Political order is maintained by fiat, through sadistic State apparatus.

    Societies that condemn themselves with this kind of comatose leadership have no business admiring strangers from offshore and yearning for a visit from people like Obama. In the final analysis, Obama is an American president like all others before him. He is in Ghana to ingratiate himself with the present generation of American African slaves of yesteryear, through visiting their ancestral lands. He already came to Kenya to sanitise his own ancestry ahead of his successful presidential bid. He did not want this to be an election issue. He has been to dictatorial Egypt to pacify the Islamic world. There is nothing to bring him to Kenya, and I doubt that it is important for him to come to Kenya – to bring what? Ultimately, our destiny is in our own hands.

    We can make this country anything we want it to be. Yes, we can, and we do not need Barack Hussein Obama to show us how.

    —The writer (okwaromuluka@yahoo.com) is a publishing editor and media consultant with Mvule Publishers.

  155. Not underlined, my fault, read next to last paragraph where it states: He already came to Kenya to sanitise his own ancestry ahead of his successful presidential bid. He did not want this to be an election issue.

  156. RJ – Thumbs Up research – Thanks
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    CW, here is a written comic strip for you:

    Panel One: A man is pacing on the street carrying a large sign that says “Fight evil”.

    Panel Two: A second man sneers at the first man and says, “I don’t care.”

    Panel Three: The first man uses his large sign to hit the second man over the head and knocks him to the ground.

    Panel Four: The first man stands over the man on the ground, points his finger at him and says, “Apathy is evil!”

  157. TheStandardOnlineEditionHowStandardhelpedmakeObamaknown.mht

    How ‘Standard’ helped make Obama known

    Published on 20/01/2009
    By David Ochami

    In mid-2006, as the Kenyan Press buckled under Government repression, then US Senator Barack Obama visited the country and expressed solidarity with journalists.

    Several journalists were on trial for libel and a raft of other charges.

    Then of course there was the attack on the Standard Group in March 2006, disabling the firm’s TV station.

    The regime, through then Security Minister John Michuki, justified the raids on yet-to-be-explained “national security grounds”.

    Obama’s message to the Government during his visit, which ranged from a critique on poverty, corruption and tribalism engendered by the regime and how these had contributed to failed policies since independence, alarmed the Kibaki Government.

    During a speech at the University of Nairobi, Obama urged Kenyans to oppose corruption and ethnic divisions in Government.

    He warned Kenya and other African countries that they would never thrive if their citizens cannot count on the Government to deliver services fairly, regardless of their tribal background or ability to pay bribes.

    “In the end, if the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost,” Obama had said.

    Besides dismissing Obama as an opposition sympathiser, State officials considered him a gadfly and self-styled expert on Kenyan affairs.

    Interestingly, The Standard was the first newspaper to recognise Obama on January 19, 2004, when he ran for Senate, and helped make him a household name.

    Endorsement

    This campaign climaxed in KTN and Standard Group’s endorsement of Obama in the presidential elections in prime time and page-1 editorials on November 3, last year.

    The endorsements were not just an acknowledgement of local journalists’ debt to Obama when he stood in solidarity with democracy and press freedom on his visit to I&M on August 28, 2006, but also in recognition of his inspiring message of hope that he so refreshingly delivered to his country, and the world.

    Obama’s message on the visit to the Standard Group was notable for its clarity, depicting a man not used to hiding behind the false argument of diplomatic etiquette — who did not fear being labelled when expressing his mind.

    “What happened here at the Standard Group,” he said referring to the March 2 raid, “was not just an attack on the Standard Group, but an attack on the concept of the free Media.”

    Heavy hand

    He said there can be no justification for the “heavy hand of the State” to be loosed upon a free media for doing that threatens democracy itself.

    “Democracy cannot function properly without a free Press,” he said and declared, “I am in solidarity with you.”

    Obama returned to the US and in 2007, he declared his interest in running for the presidency, setting off a tough duel with Democratic Party challenger, Hillary Clinton.

    Obama, who traces his roots to Kenya, went on to clinch the party’s ticket and the ultimate prize on November 5.

    On November 5, last year, a day after his victory in the White House race, Paul Melly, Standard Group Deputy Chairman and Strategy Adviser who met Obama during the 2006 visit, hailed the president-elect as a herald of a global reawakening and lesson for Kenya’s troubled electoral politics.

    Besides’ teaching Kenyans about tolerance, openness and perseverance, the US poll outcome taught the need to “respect the will of the people as a cornerstone of democracy”.

    Mr Melly said the Obama Administration should “invigorate positive engagement and provide leadership in resolving global challenges”.

  158. Obama Kenyan born

    The National Public Radio article is here — http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2607

  159. You better read this asap, here is the treaty that Obummer is about to sign in Copenhagen…

    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/un-fccc-copenhagen-2009.pdf

  160. The world has spoken again, but will America listen to Obama?

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    By Judy Munyinyi-Mumo

    It seems Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America (via a sleepy village in Kenya called Nyang’oma K’Ogelo) can do no wrong. The question on everyone’s lips — mine too — this weekend is “Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?”

    Everyone is asking: Why Obama? What has he done? What has he achieved? How can the Nobel people be so smitten with the man? As I was listening to the BBC when the news broke, I found myself smiling. All the newsreaders were slightly incredulous. You could hear a tone in their voice that suggested the news editor had made a mistake, filing an April Fool’s story in October. However, their professionalism soon took over and it became a ‘real story’, complete with congratulatory quotes from the likes of Hamid Karzai, Angela Merkel, and others.

    The story got me thinking about the famous saying: ‘a week is a long time in politics’.

    What a week for the man… on Monday people had written off our famous ‘son’ because his charm had failed to convince the International Olympic Committee and the gods on Mount Olympus that Chicago deserved the 2016 Olympics. Come Friday, and howzat! To use a cricketing phrase that I hear my husband use when he is excited, the Nobel Committee was clean bowled (middle stump, bails flying) with the literal first bowl of the first over – Obama convinced the Norse gods in Valhalla that he deserved perhaps the biggest individual prize available. I think someone up there was smiling at the irony of it all… A neophyte wins what many people have aspired to… you could hear the surprise in his statement broadcast soon thereafter to the world. He said he was ‘surprised and humbled’ by the award.

    ‘This Obama mania has got to stop’, I heard a few people say on the radio. What can one man do? How can they award him such an important prize when the past few months have been a failure? The US is about to implode, they said, with a fratricidal fight (a new civil war to be blamed on black people?) about healthcare, precipitated by his inaction and lack of leadership. The Middle East peace process is a shambles. He has been snubbed by the Israelis, Saudis, Iranians, North Koreans… We even had the temerity to tell the new kid on the block to have diplomatic manners! It was suggested that he should decline the award because it is ‘premature’. I even heard an American suggesting on the BBC that the award should have gone to former US President George Bush because at least he did ‘something’ with his presidency (as if running the whole world into a big hole in eight short years can be described as just ‘something’)!

    In choosing to honour President Obama out of 205 possible nominees, the Nobel Committee stated: “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population. “We are awarding Obama for what he has done,” the Nobel Committee said. “Many other people and leaders and nations have to respond in a positive way” to Obama’s diplomacy.

    Fancy words. Full of meaning, extolling the virtues of hope and a desire for a better world than the world in which we live that is full of trouble and despair. One can call it a wake up call to the world, similar to the call the Nobel Prize Committee made in 2004 when they honoured one lady from the slopes of Mount Kenya called Wangari Muta Maathai, for planting trees and calling for a better use of our fragile planet’s resources. What more can be said about the need to create a better, more sustainable world? As the world’s greatest consumer of all resources, the US needs to lead the way in all spheres to reduce the strain placed on our global ecosystem. Can he do it? Will the Americans let him? I wonder.

    If the Americans cannot agree on something as fundamental as healthcare for all, something that even a poor nation like Kenya strives to provide for its citizens, can these most wasteful of human beings accept a change in lifestyle, even for their own good? Only time will tell.

    —The writer (judy.munyinyi@gmail.com) is a media consultant

    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=1144026116&catid=15&a=1

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