Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Is Director of the NSA Keith Alexander a Traitor to the US Constitution?

The NSA Director is engaging in a rhetorical scam in Tuesday's Congressional testimony.   He is testifying about "THESE PROGRAMS" as a stew.   So he is justifying the inappropriate surveillance by including it in a jumble of all other anti-terrorist programs.  He is testifying about a GROUP of ALL NSA activities, in order to justify individual, specific surveillance that is under scrutiny.  He is saying that "THESE PROGRAMS" prevented terrorism -- NOT the particular practice being challenged.  In effect, the NSA Director is arguing  that that if *ANY* activity by the NSA is justified, therefore *EVERY* intrusion into our privacy is justified.  If SOME of NSA"s programs are appropriate and necessary, therefore ANYTHING that the NSA does must similarly be swallowed hook, line, and sinker without distinction.  The NSA is refusing to make any distinction between appropriate and inappropriate surveillance activities.

The examples that are being given all involve (a) international phone calls, not domestic calls within the United States and (b) individuals for whom there was probable cause to obtain a court order to wire tap their communications.

But Keith Alexander's testimony today for the National Security Agency (NSA) is so dishonest that we have to start to ask not whether Edward Snowden is a traitor, but whether NSA Director Keith Alexander is a traitor.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Understanding Obama: "He Doesn't Know What He Doesn't Know" -- THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein

Everyone interested in politics needs to read the book THE AMATEUR by Edward Klein.  It is now coming out on paperback.  I will be interviewing the author Edward Klein on the "Conservative Commandos" radio show on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia and over the internet.   You can listen from http://www.DuxPond.com, and click on the tab "WNJC" and then choose your media player preference.


The thesis is that Barack Obama is a "fake it till you make it" type of "amateur" who is totally over his head.  

But just like the adoring news media never reported that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in a wheelchair, and the entire country didn't know that Roosevelt was crippled for 12 years, the news media creates a false image of the Obamas straight out of Hollywood.

"THE AMATEUR" explain almost everything about Barack Obama.  Obama doesn't know how much he doesn't know.  

I think the most important sentence in the entire book THE AMATEUR is this:  “He didn’t know what he didn’t know.”

It isn't just that a politician is shallow, superficial, inexperienced, and uninformed.  It is also the arrogance of NOT KNOWING that there are 10,000 things to know that the politician doesn't know.    Obama is so totally uninformed, spoiled, and arrogant that he is completely ignorant that he is ignorant.

Ed Klein gives a very thorough view, area by area, of Obama's life.  First, I think Obama doesn't care if he destroys the country as we think of it.  Second, Obama really believes he is called by "God" (Rev. Jeremiah Wright's God) and Obama is on a holy mission from God (think the Blues Brothers).  Third, he really is so shallow and uninformed that he doesn't know what the effect of this actions and programs will be.  Fourth, all he does know is the left-wing propaganda he has been exposed to.  All he knows is the liberal talking points that he has been indoctrinated in all his life.

One of the reasons Obama lies so extensively is because Obama really doesn't know the truth and doesn't know what is going on.  Obama says things that he WISHES were true, because he doesn't really know what the truth is.

Obama is so arrogant and narcissistic that he doesn't know how ignorant he is.  He keeps making dumb mistakes because he never learns from his mistakes.  The Obamas, both of them, are incapable of admitting that they ever made a mistake.  As a result they are incapable of learning from their mistakes.

If you want to understand almost anything about Obama, this explains it:  He doesn't know any better.  He really doesn't.  He has no clue what he is doing.  

Obama can't do anything different because he doesn't know how.

For example, why doesn't Obama get more involved in shaping the content of legislation in Congress?  He is over his head, doesn't understand the legislation, doesn't know how to work with Congress, and shies away from things he knows he has no understanding or abilities with.

Obama is busy doing the only things that he knows how to do.  He doesn't know how to do anything else.

The author Edward Klein tracks how other Presidents grew in office.  Obama does not.

Why doesn't Obama do so many things, leaving people scratching their heads?


Edward Klein explains why Obama does so many dumb things, particularly sins of omission.   Obama doesn't understand HOW to do what people think he ought to do.

Edward Klein describes how Valerie Jarrett manipulates the Obamas, and "is expert at enhancing her power by finding faults in others."  The Obama's are na├»ve and easily manipulated by Valerie Jarrett's intrigue and smearing of any competitors.  Again, it is a lack of experience in running things or working in organizations that leaves the Obamas gullible and easy prey to someone like Valerie Jarrett.

Why are the Obamas partying in the White House instead of doing constructive things?  They really have no idea that that isn't normal.

The Obamas are about to spend $60 million to $100 million on a trip to Africa.  How is it possible to spend that much money?   Because the Obama people are just really not competent.  They truly don't know how to do something without spending way too much.