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The BARACK-CRACY

April 26, 2009

Seasoned Bureaucrats round out team Obama

by Mike Sanch 1/20/09

President Barack Obama, along with his transition team, has quickly moved to fill his cabinet level positions.

So far, Mr. Obama’s picks for his cabinet have drawn little to no concern from the public, partly or in whole part because of the euphoric mainstream media treating Obama as if they were on a Honeymoon trip on the Riverwalk, and failing to point out the inconsistencies with Obama’s campaign message of “change”, and the realities of his choices for key positions

Mrs. Clinton has accepted the Secretary of State position, yet she is not the only Clintonite being named as part of the coming administration.

Many officials, who worked for President Bill Clinton during his tenure, are finding themselves being tapped by Mr. Obama and his transition team to serve in Mr. Obama’s administration. A reasonable argument can be made of choosing “experience”, however when analyzing his picks so far, a pattern of bureaucrats who favor power grabbing legislation begins to develop.

These selections can only mean the continuation of further disregard for the constitution, and the continuation of flawed government interventionism in our economy, and private lives.

Here is a brief rundown of the Current Bureaucrats Selected for Mr. Obama’s America.

Rahm Emanuel – Chief of Staff

The chief of Staff is an important position, perhaps no one person will have more influence on Obama’s policies and day to day schedule as Emanuel. He will have the ear of the president 24/7, and as his character and ambitious track record indicates, Emanuel will move to exercise his influence.

Rahm Emanuel is a former ballerina dancer in his youth, and Mr. Emanuel is missing half his middle finger on his right hand and has been known to use it frequently during arguments.

Emanuel also served as a U.S. Congressman from Chicago, former aide to President Clinton, duel citizen of Israel and the United States, and is a staunch opponent to the rise of a strong Iran.

He served for the Israel Defense Forces (I.D.F.) in the first Gulf War when Iraq shelled Tel Aviv. Emanuel views Iran as an existential threat to his mythical homeland of Israel, and openly holds the opinion that the Iranian threat must be eliminated.

In 2006, Mr. Emanuel co-authored a book titled “The Plan: Big Ideas for Change in America”. Written with the arrogance of an unproductive bureaucrat, Emanuel advocates for mandatory “Universal Citizen Service” that would require every citizen between the ages of 18-25 to serve the United States government for at least 3 months.

Emanuel states that he will achieve this by, “…bringing people of vastly different backgrounds together to serve side by side and find common ground with a common purpose”.

Any clear eyed person would respond with the question, “What exactly is the “common purpose” and what happens if I don’t do what you tell me Mr. Emmanuel.?” The question has yet to be answered.

Mr. Emanuel was recently quoted as saying, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste” in reference to the opportunity to do “big things” while exploiting the economic crisis as a way to justify government intervention.

Economic Team

There are many players in Obama’s economic team, but LIBRE will focus on the top three players.

Timothy Geithner- Treasury Secretary and Tax Dodger

Mr. Geithner is an American, and a career bureaucrat. He has remained within the halls of academia, and Government offices his whole career. Mr. Geithner lacks crucial private business experience; so he has no “real world” economy experience. Before Obama tapped Geithner as his Treasury Secretary, Geithner headed the corrupt and unconstitutional New York Federal Reserve branch.

After the I.R.S. audited Geithner, it was found that Geithner failed to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes in 2001, 2002, and 2003. How can the man responsible for steering the largest economy in the world take the Treasury Secretary position, much less be nominated for it, when it is proven he cannot manage his own finances?

Lawrence Summers- Top Economic Advisor

Lawrence Summers is an American, the former Treasury Secretary for President Clinton, and was formally the president of Harvard. At Harvard, his high-handed, conceited and bloated ego made his colleagues usher him out of the presidency in just four years. He also stirred controversy at Harvard when he made sexist remarks regarding women’s ability to grasp science.

Robert Rubin- Advisor and Mentor

Robert Rubin is an American who has previous experience in the Treasury under Clinton, yet he fits into the economic team by being the “guru” or mentor behind both Geithner and Summers.

For the past decade Rubin has been the de-facto person in charge of Citi bank. Currently Citi bank is receiving tax payer dollars in the form of the bailouts. CITI has already received $300 billion dollars in bail out cash, and is seeking more!

Obama has appointed people such as Rubin and his cohorts despite the fact they all have direct connections to the recent bank’s failures, sponsored failed T.A.R.P. bailouts, and are responsible for the current economic crisis in general.

Eric Holder – Attorney General

Mr. Holder served during Clinton’s Term as an U.S. Attorney for D.C.

In the Mid 90’s Mr. Holder advocated for tougher mandatory sentences in Washington D.C., and helped make marijuana offenses a felony, rather than a misdemeanor. This is unfortunate because the majority of people affected by this change was the black community in D.C., and ultimately led the incarceration of First time offending blacks. Mr. Holder is black himself.

Mr. Holder has also gained a reputation for being soft on corruption. In the last days of Clinton’s presidency, Clinton recommended Marc Rich, a corrupt and accused felon for a pardon. Mr. Holder signed off on the pardon of the fugitive financier, despite the controversy.

Many critics cite the Marc Rich debacle as one of the many examples in which Mr. Holder will do things to advance his own career, without considering the ethics of such an action.

In the late 1990’s Mr. Holder advocated for Internet free speech regulations, stating,

“The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it….It is going to be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at.” – May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition

Eric Holder has proven to be a servant of big government, and has shown himself to ignore the constitution when it comes to the first amendment.

Do not let Obama use Eric Holder to stifle the only unregulated access to information we have.

Time will tell what kind of change this type of Barack-cracy will entail. Yet, we must defend ourselves by arming ourselves with knowledge and facts, and most importantly, upholding the values of the constitution. Support Independent Media, by contributing to LIBRE!

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