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Run, Carney. Run!

The Obama Administration’s corruption is staggering. After overlooking the misuse of stimulus funds for Obama’s political cronies and the nomination of political donors for influential public positions (including John Kerry), even MSNBC is stunned: “MSNBC’s Chuck Todd criticized Monday the new fundraising efforts of President Obama’s dark money group, Organizing for Action, calling a scheme for high donors to meet regularly with Obama “the definition of selling access.” Todd was describing the quarterly meetings that will be enjoyed by OFA’s $500,000 donors.”  Disturbingly, “Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.”

Hilariously, “the organization’s leadership has been courting corporate donors” and Chuck Todd has expressed confusion over the fact that Obama (while campaigning) said he believed that “money has a strangle hold over the entire political system.”

And it gets funnier: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ran away from the podium while reporters were still questioning him about this issue, after failing “to defend this arrangement” and “implausibly stating that the Obama group is somehow not related to Obama.”

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Fiscal Cliff Deal: ANOTHER Obama disaster.

Obama lied during both presidential campaigns when he promised that “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on 77.1% of U.S. households.

It turns out that Obama didn’t just lie– he actually coerced Congress into passing the 154-page fiscal cliff bill 3 MINUTES after receiving it on the fiscal cliff deadline of January 1, 2013 (since Obama failed to make any progress on the fiscal cliff negotiations and pushed the precarious economic situation out to the last minute).

The bill included gifts for Obama’s thoughtless supporters: Super-rich Hollywood got a tax break (despite record box office profits in 2012), as did NASCAR, algae growers, and rum producers (among others): at a cost of $100 billion in lost tax revenues for the U.S. government.

To add insult to injury (to the United States democratic process), “In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers. The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.” In an even more condescending move, Obama jetted off for his extended Hawaiian vacation without even bothering to sign the fiscal cliff bill that he pressured Congress to pass at the last minute.

After this entire mess, was the problem solved? NO. “President Barack Obama scheduled another so-called “fiscal cliff” crisis for February by announcing late Jan. 1 he would refuse to negotiate any curbs on his use of the nation’s maxed-out credit card.” So get ready for February 2013!

Update: Obama supporters are ‘shocked’ and ‘angry’ that Obama raised their taxes.

Another Update: Obama mainly harmed low-income Americans by increasing payroll taxes in January 2013– “When asked how their financial situation had changed in January, 32 percent of people with incomes below $75,000 said their pay had dropped, compared with 13 percent who said it had increased. By contrast, 38 percent of people earning more than $75,000 said their wages had gone up last month, and 23 percent said they had gone down. “Mostly it was the payroll tax hurting the lower incomes, while higher-income folks had a boost from things like dividends.””

Obama is ready and willing to go over the fiscal cliff!

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geither says the Obama administration is “absolutely” ready to go over the fiscal cliff (causing $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases), if the Republican House of Representatives refuses to do Obama’s bidding and raise taxes on Americans with incomes in the top 2%. Obama believes he has absolute power, and that it’s irrelevant that the American people elected a Republican House of Representatives– he’s made it very clear that he’s willing to sacrifice the prosperity of the American people in order to get his way.

Update: It turns out that 75% of Obama’s proposed tax hikes– which the Republican House of Representatives oppose due to the flailing economy– go toward NEW government spending!

Democrats violate countless election laws

Today is Election Day in the United States of America. Election materials and electioneering inside the polling place are prohibited by state law, but that hasn’t stopped Obama campaigners from setting up a Philadelphia polling place next to a mural, positioned behind the voting machines, containing the words “change!” and “hope,” along with a quote from Obama and a painting of Obama. Even after a judge ordered the Philadelphia poll workers to cover up the Obama mural, they left “the Obama campaign logo and a quote from the current president in full view for voters.” Ironically, the Democratic Party has zero respect for the democratic process.

Obama’s campaign is up to the same exact sleaze tactics in Florida, where a polling station has a poster of Obama that says “Change the Atmosphere.”

Democrats’ last hope: Disenfranchise military voters.

Thanks to Obama’s Department of Defense, thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after the November 6th election.

If the Democratic Party actually cared about democracy and freedom, it would argue that these military voters should be able to vote via e-mail or fax the same way that voters in the mostly-Democratic precincts in Hurricane Sandy-hit states are being allowed to vote. The Democratic Party is committing rampant voter fraud in this election– it’s all over the news, out in the open. On Election Day, Romney will need to win by enough votes to overcome the “fraud” margin.