Obama envisions creating ‘a million young Barack Obamas’ during speech in Japan

Former President Barack Obama talked about his future plans for his post-presidency life at a conference Sunday in Japan, addressing how he might shape “a million” new, young leaders in his mold.

The wide-ranging discussion repeatedly touched on the Obama Foundation’s efforts to engage the digital space to help young people in the U.S. and across the world get connected.

“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”

During the discussion, Obama acknowledged the great potential that young people have in making a difference, pointing to the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence demonstrations, led by high schoolers, in Washington, D.C., and around the globe. He also knocked “old men” in power.

“A lot of our problems are caused by old men. No offense, men, who are old,” he quipped.

The former president bemoaned the current news and social media environments in which people are too easily able to find news that fits their personal narratives and signaled that he is seeking a way to create a more productive forum.

“One of the things we’re going to be spending time on, through the Foundation, is finding ways in which we can study this phenomenon of social media and the Internet to see are there ways in which we can bring people from different perspectives to start having a more civil debate and listen to each other more carefully,” Obama said.

Obama was in Japan following stops in New Zealand and Australia. His week-long trip also includes a stop in Singapore.

Source:www.washingtonexaminer.com

Obama Tweets: ‘Michelle and I Are So Inspired by All the Young People’ Marching

Former President Barack Obama tweeted a message to the anti-Second Amendment activists marching all around the country, saying that he and Michelle are “so inspired” and that “nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change.”

“Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen,” Obama tweeted. “Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change”:

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/977592827348742146

During Obama’s first term in office, Democrats held the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. The former president and the Democrats could have passed any legislation they wanted. They did nothing about guns.

It was only during his second term, when Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress, that Obama began to demand gun control.

On several occasions, both he and Hillary Clinton have praised the idea of national gun confiscation by pointing to Australia’s continent-wide forced gun buyback program as an ideal. Mainstream media fact checkers, like the far-left Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, continue to try and cover this fact up.

In June of 2014, Obama said:

Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.

In October of 2015, while running for president, Hillary Clinton said:

You know, Australia’s a good example, Canada’s a good example, [and] the UK’s a good example. Why? Because each of them had mass killings, Australia had a huge mass killing about 20 or 25 years ago. Canada did as well, so did the UK. In reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws. In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of … weapons offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns and basically clamped down going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach – more of a permitting approach.

Source: www.breitbart.com

Obama Campaign Staffer Says Facebook Allowed Them to Harvest Masses of Data

Facebook representatives told Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign that they had been allowed to use the platform in ways that would have otherwise been prohibited, because Facebook was “on our side,” according to explosive claims from Obama’s former director for media analytics, Carol Davidsen.

In a series of tweets, Davidsen that Facebook was “surprised” that the Obama campaign was able to “suck out the entire social graph” (the “social graph” is an individual’s network of friends on Facebook), but did nothing to stop them once they found out.

Davidsen also linked to a talk from 2015 in which she explained how Facebook’s privacy policies in 2012 allowed them to harvest data on friend networks across America.

Davidsen says that this gave the Democrats a massive advantage, as the Republicans did not gain access to the same data before Facebook shut off the feature.

“The privacy policies on Facebook were … if they opted in, they could tell us who all their friends were. So they told us who all their friends were…We were actually able to ingest the entire social network of the U.S. that’s on Facebook, which is most people.”

“Where this gets complicated is that freaks Facebook out. So they shut off the feature.”

“The Republicans never built an app to do that. So the data’s out there — you can’t take it back. The Democrats have this information, so when they look at a voter file and someone comes to them, they can immediately be like ‘Oh, here are all the other people that they know, and here are people they can help us persuade, because they’re really good friends with that person.’”

“The Republicans do not have that information and will not get that information. I’m a Democrat, so maybe I could argue that’s a great thing, but really it’s not, in the overall process. That wasn’t thought all the way through and now there’s a disadvantage of information that to me seems unfair. But I’m not Facebook…”

According to Davidsen, the Obama campaign used that data to target voters through their friend networks, and motivate people to vote.

“I worked on all of the data integration projects at OFA” said Davidsen. “This was the only one that felt creepy.”

Source: www.breitbart.com

JUST IN: Trump Gives Harley-Davidson Epic News After Obama Tried To Shut Them Down…

When Obama was in office, a shocking number of US-based companies were driven into the ground for a variety of reasons, one of them being regulations. Specifically, environmental regulations that, at best, were absurd and nothing more than a government money-grab.

Harley Davidson was one of those classic American companies that the Obama administration tried to bring down with a host of bizarre regulations that were only in place to further the administration’s fake “climate change” narrative (which made a lot of liberals a lot of money).

Well, thank God for President Trump… he just fixed all of that…

Truth Division reports:

Last year, former President Barack Obama and his administration tried to take down Harley-Davidson.

They forced the motorcycle company to pay $15 million because they sold devices that allowed riders to shut down the bike’s emissions control system — which was another side effect of Obama’s disastrous climate change agenda.

However, President Donald Trump reversed Obama’s extortion of Harley-Davidson — and sang praises for the company for building in America.

The New York Times reported:

On Thursday, the Trump administration said Harley-Davidson was no longer required to fund the antipollution program, knocking $3 million off the company’s bill.

The move followed a decision last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to halt a longstanding practice under which polluters could be compelled to pay for environmental or community projects, in addition to fines and direct compensation to victims.

To settle claims from the Gulf oil spill, for example, BP was required to spend billions on coastal restoration projects that were not directly related to spill damage. Critics have long said the practice effectively creates “slush funds” for favored organizations or causes.

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Source: patrioticexpress.com

Sylvester Stallone says Obama was a “Manchurian candidate” who was put in office to intentionally weaken America…Do you agree with him?

The greatest conspiracy in world history is being carried out by the real-life “Manchurian Candidate”: President Barack Obama.

My definition of a “Manchurian Candidate” is a person who hates everything America stands for and whose goal is to win the presidency for the express purpose of destroying the greatest nation, the greatest economic system, and the greatest middle class in world history. That, my friends, describes Obama. I’m not basing it on rumors or innuendo. I’m basing it on the facts.

I know liberals hate facts, but bear with me. So here are a few, which I lay out more fully in my new book, The Murder of the Middle Class:

China is set to pass the United States as the world’s largest economy (based on consumer spending). This year. It will be the first time since 1872 that America has not been the number 1 economy in world.

For the first time in history America’s middle class isn’t the richest in the world. Canada’s middle class has passed us.

For the first time in American history more businesses are closing each day than they are starting.

More Americans now receive entitlements than work full-time.

There are now 70 percent more Americans collecting entitlement checks than working in the private sector (148 million “takers” vs. 86 million “makers”).

The average full-time male employee now earns less (adjusted for inflation) than he did forty years ago.

Twenty percent of U.S. families don’t have a single member who is employed.

The number of working age Americans without a job increased by about ten million in Obama’s first five years as president. Every year of Obama’s presidency, two million more Americans disappeared from the workforce.

Sixty percent of the jobs lost were middle-class jobs. But only 22 percent of the new jobs are middle-class jobs with decent wages.

America’s second-largest employer is a temp agency.

Seventy percent of Americans believe we are still in the middle of the economic crisis or that the worst is yet to come.

If Obama isn’t the Manchurian Candidate, he certainly plays the part well. Consider the evidence:

Who trades five jihadist mass murderers for one deserter?

Who releases 36,000 illegal alien felons into the population?

Who slows deportations of illegal alien youth, thereby convincing tens of thousands more to cross our border illegally and create a massive crisis?

Who advertises U.S. food stamps in Mexico for illegal aliens?

Who proposes 442 new taxes in only six years?

Who adds $7 trillion in new debt in only six years?

Who strangles business with tens of thousands of new regulations and adds thousands of dollars to middle-class American’s energy bills?

Who promises “your health premiums will go down, and if you like your insurance, you can keep it?”–knowing all the while that up to 80 percent of small business employees will lose their insurance, as will up to 60 percent of all employees, and that health insurance premiums will skyrocket?

Who uses NSA to spy on the conversations of ordinary Americans?

Who uses the IRS to attack political opponents, while turning a blind eye to illegal aliens getting billions of dollars in fraudulent tax credits?

Who spends $300 million on mortgages for Palestinians while allowing vets to die on phantom waiting lists for a doctor?

Who orders the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to sue American companies for demanding English as the language of the workplace?

Who bans Christmas cards from veterans’ hospitals if the word “God” is included?

Who bans the word “Christmas” from military bases?

Who demands Miranda rights be extended to a mass-murdering Jihadist but allows a heroic U.S. Marine to be tortured in a Mexican prison?

Obama may have been born in America, but his thinking and actions are un-American.

Yes my fellow patriotic Americans, I’m sad to report we have a “Manchurian Candidate” president.

Wayne Allyn Root is the author of the new book The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family From the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century, as well as The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide.

Source : dmainformer,www.todayconservatievenews.com

BREAKING: Gowdy Has It ALL And Is About To Drop An Atom Bomb On Obama And Holder

The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have agreed to provide congressional investigators confidential records on the failed Barack Hussein Obama era gun-trafficking operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives known as “Fast and Furious.”

Via The United States State Department:

“Department of Justice Enters Into Conditional Settlement Agreement to Produce Fast and Furious Documents to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Today, the Department of Justice entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will begin to produce additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. The conditional settlement agreement, filed in federal court in Washington D.C., would end six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee.

In announcing the settlement, Attorney General Sessions said:

“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”

In an agreement that would end the six-year-long battle between GOP lawmakers and the Obama administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the justice department would immediately turn over documents to the Republican-led, Trey Gowdey chaired, Congress Committee of Oversight and Government Reform which were previously withheld by the Obama Administration.

This was in part so he could later be able to claim his corrupt administration was scandal-free.

GOWDY’S STATEMENT ON OBAMA’S INVOKING EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE REGARDING FAST AND FURIOUS:

“The assertion of executive privilege is legally compromised and calculated solely to delay Congress from exercising its constitutional responsibility to provide oversight.”

“The President claims he knew nothing about Fast and Furious prior to Agent Brian Terry’s murder and no one at the Department of Justice has suggested the President was part of the drafting of a demonstrably false letter dated February 4, 2011, to a committee of congress.”

“So, my question to the President is: What are you asserting privilege over? Did you know about Fast and Furious before Brian Terry’s murder? Did you approve the operation? Did you participate in the drafting of a false letter to congress? Unless the answer to all of those questions is yes, there is no matter overwhich the President can assert privilege. It is merely the latest ploy to delay the investigation.”

Congressional Republicans had been pressuring the Justice Department for years about this operation which is named after a movie franchise about car racing. The operation was supposed to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels by having to compete with the United States Government. Although this was originally started under the George W. Bush Admisntarion he scrapped it when he saw it wasn’t working as intended. But since Obama was only for disarming law-abiding American Citizens he took it upon himself to try it again, only to find that American guns were used in multiple Mexican cartel massacres. Later it was known that somehow the program allowed nearly 2,000 firearms to find their way into the hands of Mexican cartel members.

In June 2012, the Republican-led House voted to hold Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents about the operation. The committee sued Eric Holder for access to the documents in August 2012. Obama later asserted executive privilege to block the disclosure of the documents. And it didn’t go any further because the GOP was afraid to go after the first African American President and his Attorney General.

Let’s hope this time Trey Gowdy can finally get us some answers and we can finally see a few people responsible spend some time in prison.

Via The Daily Caller:

“The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would hand over documents related to the Obama-era Fast and Furious gun scandal to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Former President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder had previously refused to produce documents requested by Oversight, documents which former Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz at the time called “critical” to pursuing the investigation.

The original Fast and Furious operation — conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — somehow allowed nearly 2,000 firearms to find their way into the hands of Mexican cartel members.

Firearms connected to the program were found at multiple crime scenes in both the United States and Mexico, including the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Wednesday a statement accompanying the announcement. “This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”
Current Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on the release.”

Source:daily-vine.com

Barack Obama Says: Me And My People Will Impeach Trump Together. Do You Support Him ?

Barack Obama Says: Me And My People Will Impeach Trump Together. Do You Support Him ?

The Constitution of the United States, Art. 2, S. 4, provides that the president,

vice-president, and civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for,

and conviction of treason, bribery, and/or other high crimes and misdemeanors… 

We, the undersigned, lobby for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump suspected of treason, in violation of THE USA PATRIOT ACT for conspiring with Russia in tampering with the results of the 2016 election.He and his administration are an immediate threat to national security and his use of intimidation as president presents undeniable challenges in this investigation.

Ergo, we petition his immediate removal from office as well as the removal of Vice President Mike Pence and all civil officers appointed under his rule, pending the results of his administration’s investigation.

Source: www.usafortrumponline.com

Senate Votes 73-23 To Decimate Obama’s Most Influential Legacy, Barack In Big Trouble

Here’s another legacy Obama can kiss goodbye.

Former President Barack Obama exited office a little more than a year ago with a rather large grin on his face.

Fast forward to today, and there’s a good possibility that smile has been turned upside down.

Slowly but surely, President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress are chipping away at the damage that Obama has left behind. Some of those efforts have led to immediate dividends, while others will be the equivalent of a gift that keeps on giving for years to come.

This particular vote by the Senate should be a wake-up call to Barack. Even some of his own Democratic lawmakers have seen the light and realize that Obama’s most influential legacy has to end, and now.

Washington Times has the details:

The U.S. Senate confirmed another one of President Trump’s federal appeals court judges on Tuesday, advancing the president’s pledge to place dozens of conservative loyalists on the federal bench.

Judge Elizabeth L. Branch was confirmed by a 73 to 23 to sit on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Branch has served on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 2012.

Trump has been in office for just a little over a year, but Branch is already the 14th circuit court judge that has been confirmed over that time frame.

It doesn’t appear that the floodgates will be closed up anytime soon either.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, is also preparing to bring four federal district court judges to the floor for confirmation votes over the next several days. Those nominations include: Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. for the District of South Carolina, Karen Scholer for the Northern District of Texas, Tilman Eugene Self III for the Middle District of Georgia and Terry Doughty for the Western District of Louisiana.

Additional judges on the bench that prioritize the actual rule of law over the liberal agenda is a huge win for everyone – except Obama and his cronies, that is. In short, no more legislate-from-the-bench judges will be infiltrating our judicial branch and undermining the rule of law ever again!

Of course, the fact that Obama may be feeling a little down that his legacy is in tatters is just icing on the cake.

What really matters is that there will be a lot more sanity emanating from judicial benches as opposed to completely haphazard politicizing based on the whims of those that swing the gavel. And this is a huge win for Americans and our democratic republic.

Source: Washington Times, americanconservativeherald.org

Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team.

It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.”

“There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.”

Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server for government emails.

Obama’s speech at MIT was strictly off the record, but Reason acquired the audio.

The former president also insisted there was not much drama either, thanks to his leadership and organization skills.

“Typically speaking, you didn’t hear about a whole lot of drama inside our White House, and that was also rare,” he said.

But Obama failed to mention reports of his press secretary Robert Gibbs’s cursing at Valerie Jarrett and first lady Michelle Obama. Gibbs left the administration soon after.

Obama admitted there were arguments among his “team of rivals” in the White House but said it was more about people trying to solve tough issues.

“I did have a strong bias towards people who just wanted to get things right, get things done, as opposed to people who were obsessed with ‘I want to be right. I want to prominent. I want to have my name in the headlines,’” he said. “And if you can create that culture, then you are more likely to be successful.”

Source: www.breitbart.com

Rocker David Crosby: ‘We Can Start Fixing America’ After ‘Impeaching the President’

Veteran rocker David Crosby said the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has sparked a new activism that can lead to Democrats taking back majorities in Congress and the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“I am feeling more optimistic and it’s because of those kids. Those kids are convinced they can make a difference and they’re going to,” Crosby said in an interview with Variety of the students campaigning for more gun control after Nikalos Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.

“They’re standing up for the truth and they’re holding politicians accountable in spite of the fact that what the NRA has paid politicians is crazy,” the Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young co-founder said. “What is it, $33 million they put into their pockets this year? Their Congress is bought and these kids are not going to stand for that. They are going to raise hell and I am going to help them.”

Asked what next, the Rock in Roll Hall of Famer said, “The next step is impeaching the president. I think you’d see fighting in the streets, but it may come down to that. There are a lot of kids who are convinced it would be a really great country if we took the entire west coast and moved to Canada.”

David Crosby performs onstage at the One World Concert at Syracuse University on October 9, 2012 in Syracuse, New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Syracuse University)

Musicians Graham Nash (L) and David Crosby (R) play an acoustic set for members of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park on November 8, 2011 in New York City. Nash and Crosby are members of the rock band Crosby, Stills and Nash who were famously involved in the 1960’’s protest movement. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Crosby tore into Trump, who he called a “horror show,” and said people need to realize that the president didn’t give them the representative government they were hoping for when he announced his candidacy.

“That’s how we wound up in the situation we’re in. Congress wasn’t representing anybody. Everybody wanted to toss a grenade, change things, then they tossed the wrong grenade. This guy who’s the president now is a horror show. He’s a badly behaved child,” Crosby said of President Trump.

“I think the idea of democracy is the most powerful one; in terms of ways for people to live together. I believe representative democracy is the best idea we ever had for government, but I don’t think we have one right now. We have a corporate-ocracy, it doesn’t represent the people of the United States of America and that disturbs the hell out of me,” he added. “So yes, I do shoot my mouth off. I’ve got a lot of [followers] on Twitter and a couple of million on Facebook and I like talking to people. But I’m not afraid to say what I think.”

Crosby lamented what he said was the pause in societal progress made after the election Barack Obama, saying that Trump has, instead, has made things much worse.

“That’s due to this president being an absolute scab of a human being. He has encouraged gay haters and racists in this country to think it’s okay. That’s a really nightmarish thing to have happen,” Crosby said. “We thought we were making progress in this country. We thought, ‘Wow, look at this wonderful guy, Barack Obama, who is now our president. He’s a black guy, really intelligent and a class act. We love him and we think it’s going forward.’ [Then] we get this buffoon of a president who thinks women are just pussies to be grabbed.”

“A disgusting human being,” Crosby said of Trump. “It is discouraging. We really did think we were making progress. We will again when we get rid of this bunch. We have to fix congress. We have to beat them in the next election and take Congress back, and then we can start fixing America.”

Source: www.breitbart.com