Americans Must Improvise, Adapt and Overcome to Defeat Obama

By Paul R. Hollrah, Guest Writer

In almost every field of endeavor, we find those who display an indomitable spirit laboring side by side with those who are only too anxious to throw in the towel when the going gets tough or when the odds appear too long.

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld

As a case in point, I remember being summoned to the Chicago home of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld July 7, 1986.  Those in attendance, some 21 individuals, included political operatives from all regions of the country, as well as corporate executives and former top government officials.  We were there to help the former defense secretary think through the question of whether it was still possible to defeat George H.W. Bush for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination… in spite of the fact that Bush already had a large and experienced campaign organization in place, left over from his 1980 campaign against Ronald Reagan, and in spite of the fact that he had served as Reagan’s vice president for five and one-half years and had staffed every agency of the federal government with loyal campaign aides.

And, although we all came from widely varying backgrounds, with but one or two exceptions we all shared one thing in common: we were all military veterans.  The consensus we reached was that, in spite of the odds against us, we could still defeat George H.W. Bush and Sen. Bob Dole for the 1988 GOP nomination.  There was no trepidation.  We were confident that, if we followed the advice of the U.S. Marines… improvise, adapt, overcome… we could be successful.

A week after that initial meeting, I went to work full time on the campaign as principal deputy to the campaign manager, and in the days and weeks that followed I saw some of the most notable and accomplished men and women in the country drop whatever they were doing to devote themselves to our cause.  And, in spite of the fact that some were people that George H. W. Bush was counting upon to take responsibility for major portions of his campaign, no one asked for a guarantee that we would ultimately be successful in our quest.

When I was the last to leave the campaign in August 1987, I sent a letter to the Rumsfelds in which I attempted to put into words exactly what it was that had made so many men and women of accomplishment drop whatever else they were doing to enlist in our “dark horse” campaign for the presidency, a campaign that was not even a “blip” in the presidential preference polls.

Describing the Rumsfeld campaign as a three-legged stool, I used Barbara Tuschman’s definition of the word “quality” as the first leg of the stool.  She said it is “… achieving or reaching for the highest standard as against being satisfied with the sloppy or fraudulent.  It is honesty of purpose as against catering to cheap or sensational sentiment.  It does not allow compromise with the second rate.”

As the second leg of the stool, I quoted Sidney Hook’s proposition to William F. Buckley regarding the essence of true leadership.  As Hook described it, the essence of true leader ship is “great intelligence… in combination with great moral courage.”

And finally, and most importantly, as the third leg of the stool, I quoted the guiding philosophy of Edwin Land, the inventor of the Polaroid camera, who advised, “Don’t do anything that someone else can do.  Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.  If it is manifestly important, then you don’t have to worry about its significance.  Since it’s nearly impossible, you know that no one else is likely to be doing it.”

That is precisely what we in the Rumsfeld organization were trying to do, and although we were not able to elect a “dark horse” candidate as president of the United States, in spite of the fact that he was arguably the best qualified and best prepared candidate ever to seek the presidency in all of American history, it was not for the lack of trying; we simply ran out of time and money.  However, the experience contributed much to my understanding of the people who are the “movers and shakers” of the world.  It was then I began to understand that those who have served in the military, both men and women, have an extra dimension to them that non-veterans simply do not have.

That difference in “dimension,” although I have never before been able to put it into words, has never been more evident than in the attitude of many pundits and commentators who consider the question of what impact a series of major scandals will have on Barack Obama and his ability to lead the nation.

Doctored Certificate of Live Birth?At this very instant, we have a man sitting in the Oval Office who has no right to be there.  It is indisputable that he was born with dual US-British citizenship and that he is currently, by reason of his own claim of parentage, a citizen of Kenya “by birth.”  It is entirely possible that he holds Indonesian citizenship, as well, and is not even an American citizen.  Beyond that, the document he has presented as his long-form birth certificate is, in fact, a rather poorly-crafted forgery; his draft registration card was created for him in 2008, at age 47, after he launched a campaign for the presidency; he currently uses a stolen Social Security number that was originally issued to a man named Harrison J. Bounel in 1940; and a simple Social Security Administration E-verify test, using Obama’s name and Social Security number, produces a “no match” response.

And now, having usurped the most powerful political office on Earth through the most audacious political crime in recorded history, this man finds himself embroiled in a multiplicity of scandals that would have landed any other chief executive, not only out on the street, but in prison.

Nevertheless, respected commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and others, none of them military veterans, throw up their hands in surrender, declaring that the full weight of crimes in the Obama Administration will never find their way to his doorstep.

They reason that the number and seriousness of his crimes are of little importance because the mainstream media will throw a blanket of protection over him such that he will not be blamed for any of the crimes committed in his name.  They argue that fighting to blame Obama is a waste of time and energy.

On the other hand, an even larger number of political pundits and commentators, all military veterans, are of a far different opinion.  Those of us in the “never say die” category understand that, in order to defeat a sitting president, no matter how powerful the phalanx of apologists around him, we must follow the advice of the U.S. Marines: we must improvise, adapt, and overcome.

Twenty-six years ago we were unsuccessful in our attempt to elect a supremely-qualified man to the presidency.  Now, in 2013, we find ourselves up against a man who is not only ineligible for the office he holds, but who is profoundly ill-equipped for any sort of leadership role.

It would be helpful to have the Limbaughs and Hannitys of the world with us, using their substantial influence to support our effort, but if need be we will march on without them and we will be victorious.  As believers in Constitutional principles and the rule of law, we are superior to Barack Obama.  We will improvise as necessary, we will adapt to whatever roadblocks he throws in our path, and we will overcome.  The house of cards is beginning to fall.  Don’t bet against us.

Paul R. Hollrah is a contributing editor for the National Writers Syndicate and the New Media JournalHis blog is found at OrderOfEphors.comHe resides in the lakes region of northeast Oklahoma.  Click here to read more of Paul’s columns.

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Communists Around the World Cheering Barack Obama

By Paul R. Hollrah, Guest Writer

Ronald Reagan brought down the Soviet Union during the 1980s by bankrupting the “evil empire,” forcing the Kremlin to try to compete with his “Star Wars” missile defense program.  They couldn’t keep pace in the arms race and the Soviet empire imploded.

Reagan vs. Obama

So, as we now find ourselves racing headlong toward the so-called “fiscal cliff,” is this payback time for international communism?  Is that what Barack Obama is all about?  I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist… I try as best I can to stick to what we actually know to be true… but I’m beginning to see the outlines of a major international conspiracy.  So humor me for a few moments, if you will.

In early 2008, when it looked as if Barack Obama might actually defeat the vaunted Clinton political machine, an article titled “The First Time I Heard of Barack” circulated on the Internet.  It was written by a man named Tom Fife who claimed to have made frequent trips to Moscow in the early 1990s, working on a software-development joint venture with Russian partners.

On a trip to Moscow in early 1992, he and several other Americans were invited to dine at the apartment of their Russian associate.  As he describes the evening, everything went well until late in the evening when their Russian partner’s wife, a hard core communist, launched into an anti-American tirade.  She said, “You Americans always like to think that you have the perfect government and your people are always so perfect.  Well then, why haven’t you had a woman president by now?  You had a chance to vote for a woman vice-president and you didn’t do it… Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon.”

The Americans expressed the opinion that, yes, there was nothing to prevent a black man or a black woman from being elected president.  The right person, at the right time, could easily be elected.  To which the woman responded, “What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist?  Well, you will; and he will be a Communist.”

As her husband tried vainly to change the subject, one of the Americans said, “It sounds like you know something we don’t know.”

According to Fife, she replied, “Yes, it is true.  This is not some idle talk.  He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now.  You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents.  He is what you call ‘Ivy League.’  You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name.  His name is Barack.  His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa.  That’s right, a chocolate baby!  And he’s going to be your President.”

I tried several times to locate Tom Fife so that I could ask him to confirm or deny the story attributed to him, but with no success.  However, a four-part interview — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 — with Fife, by Jeff Rense, has recently surfaced:

Fast forward to the late ’80s or early ’90s, when Obama would have been in his late 20s.  Postman Allen Hulton regularly delivered mail to the home of Bill Ayers’ parents in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a Chicago suburb.  The Ayers family was quite proud that they had helped finance the education of a young black foreign student.  One day, Hulton met the young man, who he claims was Barack Obama, on the sidewalk in front of the Ayers home.  And when Hulton asked the young man about his plans for the future, he replied that he was going to be president of the United States.

Barack Obama Caricature by Political GraffitiFast forward once again some ten or twelve years when a young black Illinois state senator first emerged as a rising star in the Democratic Party.  On June 11, 2003, during the 108th Congress, Rep. Victor Snyder (D-AR) introduced House Joint Resolution 59, a proposal for a constitutional amendment to eliminate the “natural born Citizen” requirement of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.  The Snyder proposal was followed by H.J.R. 67, introduced on Sept. 3, 2003, by Rep. John Conyers, a radical black Democrat from Michigan.  The Conyers amendment would have required only that presidents be U.S. citizens for 20 years, eliminating the “natural born” requirement.  Few members could see the need to amendment the Constitution.  Both proposals died in committee.

However, on July 27, 2004, an unknown young black man, Illinois state senator Barack Obama, delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, creating immediate speculation among Democrats that he might one day be a candidate for president.

Just over five months later, on Jan. 4, 2005, early in the 109th Congress, Representative Conyers made a second attempt with the introduction of H.J.R. 2, proposing the same language as contained in H.J.R. 67 of the 108th Congress.  And on April 14, 2005, Representative Snyder made yet another attempt, introducing H.J.R. 42, containing language identical to his H.J.R. 59 of the 108th Congress.

Since the “natural born Citizen” requirement of the U.S. Constitution had never before created a shortage of presidential candidates, why did the congressmen feel the need to overturn the desire of the Founders that all presidents must be “natural born” citizens?  Perhaps we should be asking them what they knew about Obama’s lack of eligibility, and when did they know it?

Barack Obama was elected to the United States Senate in November 2004 and was sworn in during the first week of January 2005.  Within weeks after taking the oath as a U.S. Senator, he launched into a campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

His principal opponent for the Democratic nomination was U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), but the powerful Clinton political machine was no match for the Chicago Democratic machine and on Aug. 27, 2008, a man with no real world experience… literally no experience of any kind… and who failed to meet the “natural born Citizen” requirement of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, was handed the Democratic presidential nomination.

However, as the convention drew to a close on Aug. 28, 2008, the chairman and secretary of the convention, Nancy Pelosi and Alice Travis Germond, respectively, had one final task to perform.  It was their job to prepare certifications for all fifty state election boards, officially certifying the names, home addresses, and constitutional eligibility of the party’s candidates.

The certification sent only to the State of Hawaii, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §11-113 which requires that all certifications must contain eligibility language, read as follows:  “THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the National Convention of the Democrat Party of the United States of America, held in Denver, Colorado on August 25 though (sic) 28, 2008, the following were duly nominated candidates of said Party for President and Vice President of the United States respectively and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.”

The remaining forty-nine states received the following certification:  “THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the National Convention of the Democrat Party of the United States of America, held in Denver, Colorado on August 25 though (sic) 28, 2008, the following were duly nominated as candidates of said Party for President and Vice President of the United States respectively:”

Affixed were the names and home addresses of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  The documents were signed by Pelosi and Germond, chairman and secretary, respectively, of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and notarized by Shalifa A. Williamson.

The phrase, “… and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution” was purposely omitted.  Other than that, all of the documents were absolutely identical… even to the misspelling of the word “through” in the second line of the certifications.

So when did Pelosi first learn that Barack Obama was ineligible to serve as president of the United States?  And who else was involved in the conspiracy to make him president?

And now, as the greatest nation in recorded history rushes headlong toward fiscal ruin, that same community organizer from Chicago who hoodwinked enough voters, or stole enough votes, to get himself elected to two terms in the White House, stands alone with the power to either save or to bring down our nation.

As he sits across the desk from Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), refusing to make real spending cuts and refusing to discuss entitlements reform, it is quite clear that he has no desire to prevent our country from plunging over the “fiscal cliff.”  Instead, as the committed communist he is, he would much prefer to see the capitalist system destroyed, and all of its adherents along with it.  In the dark crevices where communists gather around the world, they are drinking to his health and cheering him on.  This is known as “payback” time.  Am I wrong?

Paul R. Hollrah is a contributing editor for the National Writers Syndicate andthe New Media JournalHis blog is found at OrderOfEphors.comHe resides in the lakes region of northeast Oklahoma.  Click here to read more of Paul’s columns.

Be sure to pick up a copy of my first nonfiction book, “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice.” and get ready for my second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” coming soon.

CIA Director’s Resignation Raises Several Troubling Questions

The timing of CIA Director (Gen.) David Petraeus’ resignation Friday raises several troubling questions the American people deserve to have answered.

Gen. David Petraeus

Did the timing of General Petraeus’ resignation have something to do with the Nov. 6 election?

Knowing President Barack Obama‘s propensity to do anything to save his own hide, one has to believe it played a part in the saga.  According to a report by Ronald Kessler, it came months after the FBI began investigating his relationship with Paula Broadwell, the author of his biography, “All In,” and it left some FBI agents fuming.

Did it have something to do with the House Intelligence Committee’s upcoming hearing about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya?

General Petraeus’ resignation came only days before he was — and, some say, still is — expected to testify Nov. 15 at a closed-door hearing during which members of the committee are expected to ask tough questions and demand truthful answers about the CIA‘s role in events before, during and after the attack which left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others dead.  One has to believe it played a part as well.

Did it have anything to do with the fact that, by virtue of his position atop the CIA, he knew he would be subjected to periodic, in-depth polygraph examinations and face questions regarding, among other things, his personal conduct?

As a high-ranking government employee privy to classified information of the highest order, General Petraeus falls into the category of people who expected to be subjected to polygraph examinations on an annual basis.  As a retired Army four-star general with more than three decades in uniform, he also knows that a host of countermeasures are available to anyone wanting to defeat the polygraph; therefore, I doubt he had any concerns about undergoing such an examination.

Did it have anything to do with General Petraeus believing foreign intelligence agents might try to compromise him if they became aware of his clandestine activities with Mrs. Broadwell, the married mother of two is not his wife?

Well-schooled in all manner of intelligence-gathering operations, General Petraeus knows that foreign intelligence agents keep watchful eyes on people like him with the hope of finding information they might use in attempts to compromise him at some future date; therefore, I’m sure he limited his reckless behavior with his mistress to environments where none of the “bad guys” could catch him in the act.  Likewise, he probably trusted his extramarital lover.

Unfortunately, General Petraeus must have known he could not hide his affair from FBI agents able to install wiretaps and conduct surveillance activities not available to foreign agents.  In knowing those agents’ chain of command leads to Attorney General Eric Holder, the general also knew that the information would likely be seen by President Obama and held over his head as a bargaining chip of sorts for use at some point in the future when the president was in trouble and needed his CIA director to be his “fall guy.”

Understandably, General Petraeus decided he would rather face the wrath of his wife now than end up “under the bus” at some time in the future on trumped-up circumstances.

Though I don’t condone the general’s pre-resignation actions in any way and despise him for the role he’s played in shaping DoD’s severely-flawed “catch-and-release” policies which have turned many battlefields into untenable environments for warfighters, I can’t say I blame him from protecting himself from his boss.

Hopefully, the whole truth will come out during this week’s hearings and beyond.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice, a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, is set for release this fall was released in May..

Ads Deserve Immediate Attention of Every American Voter

My friends at SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com ran two advertisements in The Washington Times this week.  Both deserve the attention of every American voter.

Click to download ad (pdf).

The first ad (above) features the names of more than 500 flag officers (i.e., retired admirals and generals) who endorsed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president and ran early this week.  The second ad (below) ran today in a 40-story special section of the newspaper and calls for an investigation of potential high crimes and misdemeanors related to “BenghaziGate,” the tragic and preventable series of events that took place Sept. 11, 2012, and resulted in the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  Please download and share both ASAP!

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FYI:  The folks at Special Operations Speaks endorsed my book, “Three Days In August,” which chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart. To learn more about it, read this post on the SOS Noble Warriors webpage.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Voting is the Best Revenge?

On the campaign trail recently, President Barack Obama said, “Voting is the best revenge.”  Really?  In an editorial published yesterday beneath the headline, Getting even is the best revenge, writer Dana Beyerle eloquently challenges Obama’s assertion.

Writing on his “Capitol Insider” blog, the capital bureau reporter for The Gadsden (Ala.) Times and Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News begins by defining the term, “revenge,” and then asks some important questions of the president:

“Spite or vindictiveness.” Mr. President, what did anyone ever do to you that you want revenge inflicted? What could possibly have led you to seek revenge or urge vindictiveness? What injury or insult did anyone ever inflict on you? You had a charmed upbringing, the product of all the right private schools: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (and the public Besuki School) in Indonesia, Punahou School in Honolulu, Occidental College, Columbia University in the City of New York and Harvard University.

Beyerle goes on to take Obama to the proverbial “woodshed” in a manner far more civil than the one in which he probably deserves to be taken.

Though the headline seemed to be missing a question mark at the end, the editorial is one every voter should read before they vote for president Tuesday.  I hope you’ll share it.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I think the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate all of Obama’s anti-American/criminal actions is in order.  Let’s call it meting out justice, not revenge.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Chilling Video Provides More Reasons to Vote for Mitt Romney

If you need another reason to vote for Mitt Romney Tuesday, watch “Rampant Injustice,” a chilling video about the dramatic rise of raids against small business owners by out-of-control federal government agencies during the first term of President Barack Obama.

See also:

• President Obama’s ‘Brownshirts’ May Be Closer to Smashing Down Your Front Door Than You Think

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Wood Prompts Feds to Raid Gibson Factories

Vote wisely, folks.  Your future depends on it!

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Obama Supporter Involved in Online Comment Controversy

A Barack Obama supporter in North Carolina admitted to me this afternoon that he wrote a now-controversial Facebook comment in which he stated that he had already voted four times and was planning to vote a fifth.  During the same conversation, however, he steadfastly denied having violated election laws or having plans to do so.

I became aware of the comment authored by someone named Jim Turner after a conservative blog with which I am not very familiar published a post featuring a captured image of the comment, the text of which appears below (minus names of the actual towns he named):

I have voted once in (name of town #1), once in (name of town #2), twice in  (name of town #3) and will vote in my precinct in (name of town #4), I will do whatever it takes to save our country from the world envisioned by Mitt and his fear mongering followers.  I do not want my granddaughter to have to re-fight the battles won by women 40 years ago or to make less than my grandson for performing the same work he does.  This election is not about taxing the wealthy.  It is about the American spirit and caring for our fellow man.  Let’s continue to move forward, not slip in the dark past.

Above the image was a link to the Facebook page of the Jim Turner alleged to be behind the comments.  When I visited that page, I found no evidence of the controversial  comment but did read a comment containing words that seemed to reference the controversial comment.  The words that appeared in the second comment are shown below:

“I posted a comment to Jami’s page earlier today and it now lives in cybersomewhere.  I can’t seem to get with the whole facebook thing.  I made bold comments on the future of my grandchildren under a Romney presidency and now it is gone.  I think my comments were deleted as part of a conspiracy inspired by some who see our national glass as half empty.”

When I looked for someone named Jami on the aforementioned Facebook page of Jim Turner in North Carolina, I found a “friend” by that name but nothing in the form of any recent, publicly-visible posts or comments by anyone named Jim Turner.

Still curious to learn more about this particular Jim Turner, I searched for him by name and city, careful to confirm that any address shown for him was also the address listed for his wife, a woman he describes in a section of his Facebook page as his “high school sweetheart.”  I was amazed at what turned up.

By clicking on one of the search results, I was lead to an Obama campaign website where I found this statement:  “Join us at the home of Jim and (wife’s name) Turner to make calls that will help re-elect President Obama.”  Below the statement was contact information(i.e., home address and phone number) for Jim Turner and his wife.

After I confirmed that the phone number shown matched one I had found on an online phone directory, I used it to try reaching Jim Turner.  After several tries today, I finally reached him at approximately 2:45 p.m. Central.

As stated above, the Jim Turner with whom I spoke admitted to writing the controversial comment but vehemently denied having actually voted more than once or having plans to do so.  When I changed the subject and asked if he and his wife have hosted any phone bank sessions for the Obama re-election effort, he politely ended our two-minute phone conversation without answering that question.

Editor’s Note:  Turner told me he has received death threats as a result of this controversy.  Because I do not condone death threats or harassment of any sort, I removed several links and other information from this piece so as to make it more difficult for anyone wishing to do harm to Turner to reach such an objective.

“BY HOOK OR BY CROOK” UPDATE 11/03/2012 at 7:36 p.m. Central:  NAACP operatives invade polling station in Houston.

“BY HOOK OR BY CROOK UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 8:16 a.m. Central:  538′s Nate Silver predicts Obama win.

UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 1:03 p.m. Central:  It appears that more than one news outlet has let the “genie” out of the bottle; therefore, I’m offering links to their stories here, here and here.  Note, my story is the only one that mentions the phone bank angle.

UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 9:17 p.m. Central:  So many conservative sites are sharing news about Jim Turner, but I remain the only one to share news about him hosting phone bank sessions for the Obama re-election campaign.  Now, I’ve added the photo above with Turner’s address and phone blocked out.

UPDATE:  Turner was cleared of wrongdoing, according to this report.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.