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          VOTED FOR OBAMA.

William Schmidt,  - Tiger Software's Creator
      (C) 2009 William Schmidt, Ph. D.  
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                                   OBAMA IS 98% FRAUD
              AND 2% BACKBONE

                    "BAIT AND SWITCHER."

               TO FOLKS WHO VOTED FOR HIM.

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                        ORATORY, BUT NO BACKBONE

                               Obama campaigned for health insurance reform. In the Presidential campaign
             he told potential voters over and over that he  wanted all Americans insured and they
             should all have the choice of a public Medicaire insurance plan to save them billions
             from price gouging, monopolistic private health insurance companies. 

                               We warned readers he was spineless.  We warned that his words were
           meant to get votes and his promises could not be trusted.  We warned that his first
           loyalty was to Wall Street.   His populist oratory was designed to deceive his supporters
          into thinking he was still their man.

                               His treachery was very clear to me a year ago.  Consider the evidence now. 
         Above all,  on August 17, 2009, he told the country that such a public health insurance option
         was "just a sliver: in his plan."  In other words, he would not fight for it.  It was not
         important.   Not surprisingly, progressives everywhere feel utterly betrayed.  Progressive
         Congressmen and women feel the same, but are mostly more cautious in their
         criticism.  Not so, Rep. John Conyers, whose anger and sarcasm about Obama's
         turn-around ae clear.

                                   "I'm getting tired of saving Obama's can in the White House.
                 I mean, he only won by five votes in the House, and this bill wasn't anything
                to write home about. The public option is only available, which is the only way
                you manage cost and get some competition to 1,300 other health insurance
                companies, the only way he could have got that through is that progressives
                held their nose and voted for it anyway."

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When Conyers was asked if the president had shown leadership in the
         health care debate, Conyers replied:

  "Of course not, of course not. You know, holding hands out and
          beer on Friday nights in the White House and bowing down to every nutty right-wing
          proposal about health care, and saying on occasion that public options aren't all that
          important is doing a disservice to the Barack Obama that I first met who was an
          ardent single-payer enthusiast himself....

                                 "Essentially ... Rahm Emanuel has said: Just give us anything and we
         will declare victory.  Not only is it not a victory, but when it doesn't work, guess who
         will come at him: the same guys that were saying let's go along with anything...  (L)ook
         the bill doesn't go into effect for three years. Many of the people that we are trying to help
         will be dead by then."

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                              As the year winds down, it is crystal clear that Obama "bait and switched"
        his backers.  He absolutely cannot be trusted.  He will accept "any old" health care bill,
        just to boost his image among his less attentive, more emotional backers.  But I predict
       he badly underestimates how angry his former supporters will now be at him.

Get a taste of how angry progressives are at Obama for this clear
        betrayal of his promises.  Many consider his health care cave-in a "comprehensive
Obama's health care plan is so full of concessions to drug companies, so crammed with
        a constantly growing list of bailouts and exceptions for insurance companies that the White House is deliberately
        withholding information on it from Obama' own supporters.


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                                                               SHAME ON HIM!

                              No matter what policy area you look at, Obama shows he is not an agent of
                      change, as he told everyone in his campaign for the Presidency.  He is a pawn of
                      Wall Street and the military and medical industrial complexes.  Morally spinelesss, he
                      covers up for torturers and banker-crooks alike.  With a straight face, he tells us no one
                      on Wall Street committed an economic crime in laying low the world economy. There is
                      no call for investigation. Only a massive cover-up.   With a straight face, he says Bush and
                      Cheney shall not be investigated or prosecuted, despite their war crimes, lies and massive corruption.
                      With a straight face, he says nationalization of monster zombie banks is "OFF THE TABLE",
                      just as a single-payer health care system, like Medicare for all, is.  Each day brings a new
                      and bitter disappointment for those who voted for him, thinking he was finally someone
                      who would finally represent their interests, instead of special corporate interests.  Why are
                      "poor" and "poverty" words that he never uses?   How does giving trillions to banksters
                       help Main Street?  For someone supposedly so bright and articulate, Obama now seems
                       as dumb and inarticulate when it comes to real bread and butter issues, as he is predictably
                       protective of those with the most power and privileges. 

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                                            Obama appears to have learned nothing from Viet Nam or Iraq.                                                         

                             Obama continues nearly all Bush's worst policies.  Even worse, Obama is expanding
                      the expensive, futile and counter-productive war in Iraq to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
                      With an idiocy only the military industrial complex applauds, he allows NATO to poke the
                      Russian bear in the eye by having NATO conduct war exercises in Georgia, a thousand miles
                      from Moscow.     As a candidate, he pledged to end Bush-Cheney Iraq War.  Now he does all
                      he can to delay a pullout by American troops from Iraq.  What's worse?  He is expanding
                      America's military involvement into the mountains and deserts of far-away Afghanistan, a half a
                      world away!  For what purpose?  To defeat the Taliban. How many innocent citizens and
                      American soldiers must die for THIS madness?  Will Obama's WAR win the hearts and minds of the
                      Afghanistan people any better than the American war on Viet Nam or Iraq did?  He is now
                      setting out to spend at least $100 billion in the next year in Iraq.  Afghanistan was not controlled
                      by the British in the 19th century.  It could not be controlled by the Russians. What makes
                      Obama think he will have any better luck? Typically, Obama offers lots of rhetoric, but no clear
                      benchmarks of political success and no exit strategy.  See http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/42641/

                                  "ALIABAD, Afghanistan – The bearded Afghan army officer dropped off bundles
                                  of pens and notebooks at the school and asked one boy which he preferred:
                                  The Americans or the Taliban?   "I don't know," the boy replied. But after a short silence
                                  other children in the classroom answered for him: "The Taliban.
                                 (   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090516/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan_eastern_battle     )


                             Where Bush's Pauslon gave $300 billion to unrepentant banker-crooks, whose
                      greed and fraud caused the financial world-wide collapse,  Obama's Treasury Secretary.
                      Tim-the-Dim Geithner says none of the big banks will be allowed to fail, go into receivership or
                      even be temporarily nationalized, like AIG, General Motors or Chrysler.  The taxpayer handouts
                      and subsidies for these rich and criminal bankers could easily cost the taxpayer several more trillion
                      dollars, if Geithner's plans are not stopped.   These are the fears of the conservative
                       International Monetary Fund  See  IMF: Bank Losses To Hit $4.1 Trillion and especially
                      The Quiet Coup - The Atlantic (May 2009)  Meanwhile, Obama turns his back on American
                      workers.   Obama seems quite ready to let GM go bankrupt, rather than nationalizing it, saving
                      jobs and transforming it into a progressive model business that builds fuel efficient cars for all.
                      GM has today announced it will eliminate 1,100 US dealers. (One in five. Another 40,000 unemployed!)
                      Crook Obama helped screw thousands of Maytag workers out of work ...

                                              REACTIONS TO OBAMA'S DOUBLE STANDARD:

                                     TRILLIONS FOR TOO-BIG TO FAIL BANKS,
                                          UNEMPLOYMENT FOR MAIN STREET

                                                                         Yahoo Message Board Quotes:
                                          "Mr. Obama had better be careful. I agree that GM and Chrysler both have
                                          a lot of things to fix, but what has he demanded of Wall Street. If he is too harsh,
                                          I can see labor fleeing him and the democrats in 2010 and 2012 which is what
                                          the GOP wants.  Source.

                                           "While the President chides the auto industry for its business performance
                                          and forced GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, one can't help but feel the
                                          palpable outrage of Michigan residents who resent the fact that big government
                                          recipients like AIG and the architect of the plan, Timothy Geithner, have not
                                          been forced to answer for this disaster."  Source.

                                          "Obama used a double standard when it came to the banks. Because he blew so
                                          much with them and dropped the ball with AIG, there isn't any public patience
                                          left for another bailout...Union people voted for that BS ...Obama did let them down.

                                          "Honest, hard-working middle-class taxpayers are the bag-holders to be screwed.
                                             (The Ultra rich and ultra lazy are safe. "  Source

Workers say Obama treated autos worse than Wall St - Yahoo! Finance
                                            Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

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                                                               Trillions for Banksters
The US Treasury’s effort to stabilise the banking system through the
                             TARP programme is a hopelessly ill-conceived policy that enriches speculators at public
                             expense, according to the buy-out firm supposed to be pioneering the joint public-private
                             bank rescues.
The taxpayers ought to know that we are in effect receiving a subsidy.
                             They put in 40pc of the money but get little of the equity upside
,” said Mark Patterson,
                             chairman of MatlinPatterson Advisers, Chairman of $7 billion distressed Private Equity firm
                             and TARP beneficiary 
                            ( Source: http://zerohedge.blogspot.com/2009/05/mark-patterson-its-sham-banks-are.html   )

                              See Obama Really Work For Wall Street? Pumas Unleashed
                                    Will Obama forfeit a second term because of Wall Street?
                                    Obama's double standard on bailouts? - Los Angeles Times

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                                           Larry Summers falls asleep for 30 minutes during discussion of
                                           bank over-charges of consumers.  Protecting consumers is so
                                           boring and of so little interest to Obama's Chief Economic Advisor,
                                           that he falls asleep.  Source.   See also:  
April 6, 2009   Wall Street's $7 Million
                                           Dollar Bribe of Obama's Chief Economic Advisor, Larry Summers

                  See TigerSoft Blogs, starting with (9/28/2008) Obama Has The Spine of A Jellyfish.                    

5/5/2009: Is There No Limit to How Much Taxpayer Money That Obama Will Give Banks?
4/ 10/ 2009   Bill Moyers' Interview: The Financial Collapse:
                                    Why Is The Real Story Is Being Covered Up by Obama and Geithner..
      3/23/2009   Monopoly Finance Obama
      3/19/2009 Obama Protects and Defends Wall Street Crooks
  Caught in A Big Fat Lie, Obama Feigns Anger.
                                    But Look at All The Money He Got in Campaign Contributions from Wall Street. 
      1/27/2009    A Guide To Obama's Orwellian "Double Speak" about "Good Banks" and "Bad Banks".


                             Torture may be ended for now and Guantanamo may be closed under Obama.  But there will be
                      no investigation into who ordered the torture from on high and there will be no prosecution.
                      Such justice is "inconvenient" for the backboneless Obama. Like Bush, Obama has put torturers
                      and war criminals above the law.  This is a terrible precedent.  No wonder, Al Quida is
                      still finding recruits in Pakistan, which is being regularly bombed by American drones.
                      America under Obama subordinates human rights to Presidential convenience.  How can a country
                      that wants to stand loftier than others take a path that will inevitably destroys thousands and thousand
                      more innocent lives?  What does America stand for?  Why should Al Quida change?  How does
                      that protect America from another attack? 

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                                       In Congressional testimony this week, Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder
                               would not reveal any definite plans that Obama's Administration had to investigate
                               torture under Bush.  He would not acknowledge that there was anything a government
                               official could do, to bring his prosecution. Asked if President Obama has the power
                               legally to detain a US citizen or another person indefinitely without bringing charges,
                               Holder answered:it might, indeed, be legal if it's "tied to" a "statute", "international
                               agreement" or  "custom".  Presumably, Holder was referring to the new custom started
                               by Bush. (Source: David Swanson: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/42640
                               See also Obama Disappoints on Torture and Warrantless Wiretapping  

                                                                  POLITICAL TORTURE

                                       Today we learned from Colin Powell's former chief of staff that the principal reason
                               behind much of the CIA torture was NOT to prevent another terrorist attack on America,
                               but was because VP Cheney demanded the CIA use torture techniques to try to get proof
                               that Sadam Hussein was tied to Al Quida.  See Col. Lawrence Wilkerson dropped a bombshell
                               Showing that the CIA is far too powerful to trust, Obama, the backboneless, did a 180 and
                               reversed himself today.  Bowing to CIA pressure again, he annouced the US will not release
                               100s of pictures showing American torture in Iraq and Afghanistan.  .

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                               Soldiers of the 35th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiment either administering the “water cure”
                               during the Fil-American War (Philippine Insurrection) of 1899-1902.
                               ( http://www.salem-news.com/articles/may142009/torture_sadism_5-13-09.php )

                       Today's Disappointment - Friday, May 15, 2009 -  Obama on Friday restarted a Bush-era
                       military trial system for a small number of Guantanamo detainees, "reviving a method of prosecution
                       he once assailed as flawed."   "It's disappointing that Obama is seeking to revive rather than end
                       this failed experiment," said Jonathan Hafetz, a national security attorney at the American Civil Liberties
. "There's no detainee at Guantanamo who cannot be tried and shouldn't be tried in the regular
                        federal courts system."

                                        4. OBAMA TURNS HIS BACK ON GAY SUPPORTERS

                                Millions of gays voted for Obama.  Obama still does not protect their equal rights the military.  If they
                     speak out, they are immediately thrown out.  Daniel Choi, was a West Point graduate, Iraq veteran, and
                     Arabic translator.  He came out on Rachel Maddow's national television show, thereby violating
                     the "don't tell" rule. Choi was immediately informed that he would have to resign from his National
                     Guard unit.  Obama-the-backboneless is afraid of angering the top brass in the military.

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                                           KCBS - Obama Disappoints Gay Rights Advocates


                                                 Life Expectancy in U.S. Drops to 42nd in World
                               US Infant Mortality Rate Places US Near Bottom in Modern Nations.

            Health care?  Obama has arbitrarily and dictatorially said  a single-payer option is
     "OFF THE TABLE."  Why?  Obama is too intimidated by the defenders of the status quo. 
      What a leader we have as President! 

             A majority of Americans want the option of such a system.  Not Obama.   He refuses
       to seek real reform of health care.  The health care lobbies are too strong.  Millions of Americans
       cannot afford even to get basic preventative health care.  60% of Americans believe that should
       be the right of every American. Not Obama.  First, he says we must make happy the for-profit
       medical insurance companies,  pharmaceutical companies and HMO's that pay their top executives
       obscenely high salaries.  His point man in the US Senate. Max Baucus, even had protestors,
       including five doctors and nurses, arrested when they sought just one, just one, witness to testify
       on behalf of a single-payer system. (Last year, Baucus got $183,000 from health insurance companies
       and $229,000 from drug companies, according to CNBC's Ed Schulz.)  In the House, they will get
       a hearing, thanks to Rep. Kucinich. http://pdamerica.org   More will come out on this.
       google.com        Look for it here.

                                 Obama disappoints needle-exchange advocates 
                                 Obama 'Disappoints' Advocates With Removal Of Support for Family Planning


            Ever Wonder Why US Health Insurance Is So Expensive?

                "Health" Industry Executives Ruin Shareholders and Hurt Consumers

Absurdly high health company executive pay is a big part of the problem.  
               There are about 23 big health companies.  Using United Healthcare as an
                example, their CEO was paid about $324 million over a five year period.  For the 23 health
                 insurance companies,  that's about $7 billion just for just 23 CEOs.  If you add in all the
                Vice Presidents and the "fat cats" on these companies' Boards of Directors, the
                5-year cost is probably about $30 Billion just for these companies.   If their pay was
                reduced by 80% in a public national health insurance scheme, that would go a long
                way toward providing more affordable health care.  Let's say a government run health
                insurance program costs $10,000 for each family.  
This alone would pay the health
                insurance for more than 500,000 American families a year.   The same argument
                can be made for the high costs of many others goods and services. 


                         (Source: http://www.tigersoftware.com/TigerBlogs/MayDay2008/index.html )

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                           OBAMA'S LACK OF BACKBONE WAS CLEAR in 2008
                                    9/28/2008 TigerSoft Blog   Obama Has The Spine of A Jellyfish.   

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           EACH DAY A NEW OBAMA ABOMINATION - 5/16/2009

               Saturday - 5/16/2009 -   Utah GOP governor is Obama's pick as China envoy
                                    Why a slap in the face to the Demicrats who voted for Obama?
                                    Maybe, I'm wrong.  He speaks Mandarin from being a Mormon missionary in
                                    Taiwan. But more to the point, Hunstman (A good name for a Republican) was
                                    the co-Chairman of the the McCain Presidential campaign.  Why would a Democratic
                                    President deny a Democrat a chance to represent America. Apparently, Democrats
                                    don't represent Obama's vision of America or its future.  Maybe, Obama is thinking
                                    as running as a Republican and will need a campaign chairman.

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June 16, 2005

     U.S. Torture in Iraq

Was US torture in Iraq comparable to Saddam's .
Dick Durbin said so on the Senate floor. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/092559.php

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