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    White House rips Forbes article

    Dinesh D'Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting "the cause of anti-colonialism" from his Kenyan father.

    But while most detractors focus on the author--and Newt Gingrich, who embraced the critique--the White House is aiming its ammunition at the business magazine.

    "It's a stunning thing, to see a publication you would see in a dentist's office, so lacking in truth and fact," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says in an interview. "I think it represents a new low."

    Gibbs is meeting with Thursday afternoon with Forbes's Washington bureau chief, Brian Wingfield, to discuss his objections. "Did they not fact-check this at all, or did they fact-check it and just willfully ignore it?" he asks.

    The Forbes piece begins by calling Obama "the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history." D'Souza then uses long, winding threads in an attempt to tie Obama's policies to his upbringing. "He took his father's dream, his vision, his ideology," D'Souza says in the interview.

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    Where to start with this is the question; it could go in so many directions.

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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    It can't really go in any direction. D'Souza seems more like a truther than anything else. Maybe if she had said 'Obama's stepfather' who had a far more important role in his life than his biological father.
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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It can't really go in any direction. D'Souza seems more like a truther than anything else. Maybe if she had said 'Obama's stepfather' who had a far more important role in his life than his biological father.
    Maybe if he has said Obama's mentor.....

    In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama’s life as a
    “secret smoker” and how he “went to great lengths to conceal the habit.” But
    what about Obama’s secret political life? It turns out that Obama’s childhood
    mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.

    In
    his books, Obama admits attending “socialist conferences” and coming into
    contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a
    “hard-core academic Marxist,” which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004
    U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.

    However,
    through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone
    who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The
    record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where,
    at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son,
    with Davis
    , listening to his “poetry” and getting
    advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”
    Obama’s Communist Mentor

    Davis is also the most likely person to have gotten Barry started on Pot and Cocaine.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

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    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Obama's basic ideology runs through out his life from his Mother who was a Communist, and an atheist his Father a Devout Muslim as was his Stepfather only he was Radical about it.

    Obama attended a Wahhabi Madras in Jakarta and that group hates America. He then hung out in School with people he himself has called Radicals Communists etc.

    He joined the Rev. Wright's Church and attended for 20 years he says, and we know the main thrust of the Rev. is to preach, black liberation theology, which is anti-Constitution, anti-American, anti-Capitalism, and anti-white people.

    Now he's in the White House and has brought in every kind of Left wing Radical Wacko under the sun including a terrorist bomber as Czars,advisers or something and people wonder why there are questions about Obama's ultimate ideology?

    Are they mentally challenged or what? Give me a break that's just nuts.

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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Obama's basic ideology runs through out his life from his Mother who was a Communist, and an atheist his Father a Devout Muslim as was his Stepfather only he was Radical about it.

    Obama attended a Wahhabi Madras in Jakarta and that group hates America. He then hung out in School with people he himself has called Radicals Communists etc.

    He joined the Rev. Wright's Church and attended for 20 years he says, and we know the main thrust of the Rev. is to preach, black liberation theology, which is anti-Constitution, anti-American, anti-Capitalism, and anti-white people.

    Now he's in the White House and has brought in every kind of Left wing Radical Wacko under the sun including a terrorist bomber as Czars,advisers or something and people wonder why there are questions about Obama's ultimate ideology?

    Are they mentally challenged or what? Give me a break that's just nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    People didn't buy this picture that was painted in 2008. I don't see why people are still painting it.
    The aswer is easy it's all true deal with it.

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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The aswer is easy it's all true deal with it.
    Good luck with that.
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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Here's the article:

    How Obama Thinks - Forbes.com

    1) Obama is anti-business....because he didn't stop an export bank loan which will bring in sizable interest to American offers.

    The oddities go on and on. Obama's Administration has declared that even banks that want to repay their bailout money may be refused permission to do so. Only after the Obama team cleared a bank through the Fed's "stress test" was it eligible to give taxpayers their money back. Even then, declared Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, the Administration might force banks to keep the money.
    Uh this is logical. It makes absolutely no sense to encourage banks that took TARP money to find risky ways of repayment to get out of the TARP stipulations before they are actually stable. By refusing to let them repay earlier, it eliminates the quick incentive to pay off TARP with risky money. The White House does not want to have to bailout them again.

    The President continues to push for stimulus even though hundreds of billions of dollars in such funds seem to have done little. The unemployment rate when Obama took office in January 2009 was 7.7%; now it is 9.5%. Yet he wants to spend even more and is determined to foist the entire bill on Americans making $250,000 a year or more.
    And Forbes somehow thinks doing nothing would be better. Interesting. And it the article ignores why unemployment is going up despite the drastic decline in layoffs. With fewer workers being laid off and more jobs being gain, unemployment is rising because the total job seeking pool is expanding. This is not a bad thing.

    And the article ignores every other tax. Apparently payroll doesn't exist.

    Obama's rationale, that "our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable," seems utterly irrelevant to the issue of why the proposed Cordoba House should be constructed at Ground Zero.
    Since when was several blocks from Ground Zero "Ground Zero?" And do we REALLY want the federal government getting involved in where people can build what they legally can in places they legally own? Really. Forbes. Fail.

    As for Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, they thought he was a dead man walking. There really isn't any more to say about that in an honest fashion.

    Pretty ****ty article by Forbes.

    If Obama is the most anti-Business President ever, I really wonder what they think of Bush, not to mention TR. After all, Obama is literally in lock step with many of Bush's policies and TR tore down business after business.
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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Steve Forbes is on the board of directors for Freedom Works. Freedom Works is the organizing engine for the tea parties and is funded by the Koch's. The Koch's are extremist radical Birchers with an agenda to bring down the government. Glenn Beck is the PR frontman for the tea party and he's a Mormon Bircher whose "divine inspiration" is Cleon Skousen's book "The 5,000 Year Leap." Cleon Skousen was a Mormon Bircher and the sheriff of my home town when I was growing up. Skousen was such a nutjob that the mayor had to fire him, the Mormons distanced themselves and the head of the FBI, Herbert Hoover had him under constant surveilance.

    I'm just saying.

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    Re: White House rips Forbes article

    Forbes is and always has been an idiot. He is no different than Murdoch, using his media outlets to promote his own political views over common sense and fact. Not the first time he and his organisation has done something like this. Under Bush they were huge apologists and backers of the right, and attempted to get flat tax through ..and still are. Of course a flat tax would make Forbes even richer than he is..
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