Amazing how liberals today lament about the Trump White House.
And dearly how they they wish for Obama to be back.
Recently, a New York Time Reporter revealed that she keeps a small Obama doll in her purse to remind her that American once had a “progressive African-American president”.
Notice how she didn’t say she missed any of his accomplishments? Or how WELL he did his job?
No, she only missed him because he’s black. Is that what we really want as a President? Someone who fills a quota? Is this why Obama was elected?
Liberals Who Were Disappointed in Obama
Now let us look at some clips of those from the left who were very disappointed in Obama. Of course, all these videos were shot during Obama’s terms when there was no elections at stake.
Michael Moore – Famous film maker
“Diddy” the Rapper
Disappointed Voter During a Townhall
Tamir Rice’s Mom – An Obama Voter
Cornell West – an activist
The Young Turks – Popular YouTube Channel
Thomas Sewell – Political Philosopher
So how well did Obama take this advice?
Here’s what he accomplished during his last term: 1) Made that horrendous nuclear deal with Iran, and 2) tried to close GTMO. In other words, he accomplished NOTHING.
And since leaving the White House, he has spent a huge amount of time living on billionaire Richard Branson’s massive yacht. He once told a reporter before leaving the White House that he didn’t intend to earn money making speeches, but has since made several speeches for insane amounts of money – and continues to do so.
He received a book deal worth around $60 million and has apparently given very little thought to any of the concerns mentioned by those in the above videos.
It seems that what Obama cares most about is Obama.
Perhaps that is why he accomplished so little in the White House.
We have all witnessed the horrific tragedy that occurred in Parkland, Florida. And unfortunately within minutes of the event, we started seeing the political spins about gun control from both sides of the aisle.
Those emotions resulted in a massive March 14 nationwide walk-out in remembrance of the 17 victims. But that walk-out evolved into a political outcry for more gun control.
Yet there are no tears or outcries for suicide victims.
3 Times More Suicide Victims than Gun Homicides
Why do we scream out so loudly for more gun control and cry so deeply for the victims, while ignoring the huge number of victims of suicides?
In 2016, there were 3 times more suicides in America than gun homicides. In 2014, there were almost four times more suicides. The number of annual suicides grew over 30% from 2008 to 2016.
How many nationwide walk-outs have there been for the victims of suicide?
I’ll give you a hint – it’s a very low number
Listed below are the numbers of suicides that have occurred each year from 1999-2016 in the United States as compared to the numbers of gun homicides.
The Deception of Gun Violence Numbers
When you perform a Google search for gun violence or gun related deaths, you will find data that INCLUDES suicides. Thus, you wind up with numbers that are three or four times as high.
Countless gun control articles out there refer to these inflated numbers as they talk about gun shooting incidents to support their argument. They will use the terms “deaths by gun violence” or “gun related deaths” so they can legally include the inflated numbers that contain suicides.
But can we really consider a gun related suicide as a violent death?
Do we consider an act where someone hung themselves as a violent act? Don’t think so …
How about when someone cuts their wrists, is this considered a “knife related death”?
Sadly, suicides will continue to be ignored by the public UNTIL they can satisfy someone’s political agenda.
Hollywood goes to great measures to tell us how we should live, how we should think, and who we should voter for.
The irony is that if they know so much, then why can’t they figure what we Americans like?
Hollywood SUCKS at Picking the Year’s Best Picture
Over the last 20 years, only once has an Oscar Best Picture Winner actually been a box office winner. In fact, only once has their Best Picture Winner cracked the Top 100 on the all time Domestic List.
Let’s look at the List that these know-it-alls have picked over the last 20 years, compared to what the year’s box office winner was:
Wonder when those idiots in Hollywood will figure out their real audience?
If the above table isn’t enough proof, how about the plummeting TV ratings of the last few Academy Award Shows?
People in the days of Ancient Rome considered actors and those involved in theater as being the lowest forms of their society. Today we are seeing why the Romans felt that way.
If you think Obama is the reason for this growing economy, then you are not paying attention. This notion is preposterous.
Those of us who follow the political landscape have seen some very exciting things in the last few Presidential terms. We saw the terms of George Bush provide us with great job growth in the early part of his Presidency, only to be followed by the biggest economic crash since the Great Depression. When Bush left office, the American economy was losing 180,000 jobs every month on average and the financial markets were plummeting.
Obama Entered the White House with Lots of Promise
Barrack Obama’s Presidency was one about hope and change with promises to repair the nation’s crippling economy and bring jobs back. Congress helped by providing him with almost a trillion dollars for a “stimulus package” to pump into the economy and make it flourish again. This was often referred to as the “bail-out” package.
There was job growth during Obama’s terms, but Department of Labor data suggests that many of those jobs were either low paying jobs or only part time jobs. This further is indicated by the stagnant growth of hourly wages that are also reported each month. Although there was certainly a long stretch of decent job reports under Obama, there has been no growth in wages. Furthermore, the economy remained stagnant throughout his two terms with GDP’s barely above recession levels.
Today, under President Trump, we are seeing extraordinary economic growth. In just his first year in office, Trump’s booming economy has already surpassed Obama’s lifeless one.
Recently, we have seen Obama attempt to take credit for this new massive economic growth. Nothing could be more wrong or further from the truth. And deep down, Obama knows this, but with all things regarding Trump, the democrats refuse to give him any credit for any of his accomplishments.
4 Reasons Trump is Responsible for Today’s Economic Growth – And NOT OBAMA
1) The Start Date of the current Stock Market rally – During the early part of this year, the Dow Jones Index reached a record 26,000 points. From the time Trump since got elected, that index grew over 7500 points. And in one recent stretch, it grew 1000 points in the shortest amount of time in history.
Almost $7 trillion of new wealth has been created since Trump was elected. That’s the key phrase here “SINCE TRUMP WAS ELECTED”. Not “since Obama was in office”, not “because Obama did this or that”. It occurred “since Trump was elected” PERIOD. And to emphasize that fact further, the rally started the VERY NEXT DAY after Trump won the election.
The real question was WHY did the stock market rally after Trump was elected? It rallied because of the anticipation of corporate tax cuts that had been promised during Trump’s 2016 campaign. Also, there was a promise of infrastructure spending which the markets also liked, but it was the promise of tax cuts that mostly fueled the rally.
Did Obama ever promise a tax cut to corporations? Nope. Did Hillary Clinton promise a tax cut to businesses? Nope. She actually did the opposite. In a move of sheer stupidity, Hillary threatened to shut down the coal industry. Bye-bye union votes – and unions have been historic supporters of the democrats – Hillary broke that trend with her bad decision.
We can easily conclude that there is no way Obama is responsible for the current stock market rally. And that, my friends, is a big reason for the growing economy we are seeing.
2) Trump eliminated over 600 Obama Regulations – This is why it is absolutely absurd for Obama to take any credit – his own policies were preventing the growth in the first place. Obama had the power all along to improve the lives of Americans but wouldn’t pull the trigger. He seemed more preoccupied with being a globalization superstar instead. He seemed more preoccupied with climate change and making a big splash in Paris.
If Obama had been willing to cut away just a faction of the regulations that were his economy, his presidency could have been legendary.
Instead, Trump took full advantage of Obama’s mistake and achieved instant growth and economic success by doing this one simple thing. This is the MAIN REASON why Obama cannot take credit for the current economic growth in America. Because he prevented it from happening.
3) Just Look at Obama’s Economic Data – The media and people from the left are quick to praise Obama for all the great things he allegedly accomplished. They obviously have not looked very closely at his economic data. When you see his lack of accomplishments in the financial arena, you are reminded that he is merely a “community organizer” and didn’t really have the knowledge or skills to run a country.
Historical Drop in the Job Participation Rate – This is a measure of how many working age people in the population are no longer employed. Unlike the unemployment rate, it actually includes people who have quit looking for jobs. The JPR dropped by over 3% during Obama’s terms and it reached the lowest levels not seen since the 1970s. The JPR is one of those metrics that changes slowly, so seeing this kind of drop is pretty Earth shattering.
Little to No Growth in Wages – We alluded to this earlier, but Obama’s economy was plagued by stagnant growth in wages. He simply was not able to move the country into full employment mode. He boasts about job creation, but the data implies many of those were part-time jobs. If one person gets three part time jobs, Obama gets credit for creating three jobs, but that person is struggling to support his or her household. Obama celebrates, thinking he’s done well, yet that one person is suffering.
Worst Economic Recovery Since World War II – To his credit, Obama inherited a mess from George W. Bush. But he was given a generous stimulus package of almost a trillion dollars to boost the economy. Sadly, Obama’s economy barely stayed above a “recession level” growth.
And if these facts aren’t enough, Bill Clinton’s worst economic year was STILL BETTER than Obama’s best economic year. Politifact confirmed this fact.
So ask yourself, do you really think that someone with these horrific financial credentials could be responsible for the economy we are seeing now? His economic report card says “no” – quite emphatically.
4) Listen to Obama’s Own Comments – Remember the story about the 1500 jobs at the Carrier Plant in Indiana? Carrier had decided to move that particular plant to Mexico for a host of reasons that were common for American Companies during Obama’s terms.
Earlier that year while campaigning for Hillary, Obama told the people of that community that those Carrier jobs were gone for good and they would have to beginning “retooling” themselves for new jobs. Trump, who had just won the election but was not yet inaugurated, announced that he was going to make a deal with Carrier to save those jobs.
Obama mocked Trump publicly about this. Listen to the video below for the exact words he used:
At the time, the main stream media and the democrats argued about the “exact number” of jobs that Trump actually saved and other trivial factors. Who cares? It could be 1500 jobs or 0 jobs. THAT is not the point here. The point is Obama never even tried.
So why was our current President so quick and willing to write those jobs off in the first place? And yet, Trump was willing to fight for them – that’s the difference. Obama didn’t fight for those jobs because he didn’t know there were other alternatives – the thought never crossed his mind. This is the difference between how a “community organizer” and how a “billionaire entrepreneur” thinks.
When you compare these two mindsets, which is the most likely the creator of a booming economy? A President who increase your health premiums over 100%, or the one who cuts your taxes? VERY easy answer to that question, folks.
Not only is Obama NOT responsible for today’s economic growth, he deserves no credit for this new economy because it was his own policies that had prevented growth. Obama only enrages the people who voted for him by trying to steal credit.
Yes, there were 9 million voters who voted for Trump that had previously voted for Obama in 2012. This is because these voters wanted the “hope and change” that Obama promised, but it was Trump who ended up giving it to them.
If you haven’t progressed as far as you’d hoped in your career, know that you are not alone. Some 85% of all Americans detest their jobs, says Gallup. Many of these people place the blame directly on their boss, and maybe they are indeed partially responsible. But the quite a bit of the problem is probably staring right back at you in your mirror. Lots of us are making terrible career that are holding us back, claims Skip Prichard, who is the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets for Creating a Successful Future.
Why Some Succeed and Some Fail
“I’ve always wondered why some people succeed and some fail,” says Prichard, who’s actually been a CEO for several corporations. “Some of the biggest regrets are not being more true to yourself.”
After evaluating and studying the psychology of leadership as well as conducting interviews on over 1,000 individuals for his blog, Prichard discovered that the big difference between failure and success is the simple avoidance of common pitfalls. Here are five pitfalls that is probably holding you back today.
1) Working on Someone Else’s Dream
Perhaps you chose to study engineering based on advice from your parents, or maybe went into marketing as your manager thought you would be very good at it – in spite of having an interest in finance. “You had a dream but you killed it,” noted Prichard. “When you go through with someone else’s dream, you won’t have the same amount of drive or energy to move forward in your career.”
Having that feeling of being drained is a sure signal that you are not doing what is right for you right now. “When you are doing your passion, you feel energized every day,” he points out. “You might also be doing the right thing in the wrong environment. Perhaps the organization or leadership style isn’t for you. Know yourself, and take the risk to go follow your dream career or company.”
2) Allowing Others to Define your Value
Some say that it actually costs around 11 cents to create a nickel, but we will all have to accept that it is only worth five cents because we call it a nickel, commented Prichard. “How often do you let someone else define your value with statements like ‘You’re not good at sports.’ Or ‘Who do you think you are?’” he often asks.
Successful folks will not accept false labels that have been attached to them. “Be confident, master your strengths, and do not be defined by what others say about you,” urges Prichard. “Why would you let someone else define your value?”
3) Accepting Excuses
This one is huge as it pertains to all that we do, said Prichard. “It’s about personal accountability,” he commented further. “When someone has a lot of excuses, they may be compelling, but not many people care. We’re all busy.”
In the business world, true leaders claim and take ownership. “They say, this is my fault, I tried something and it didn’t work, but I’m going to make it right,” claims Prichard. “They don’t run; they take personal accountability. They don’t pretend nobody noticed, and say, ‘It’s not my fault; the product was the problem.’ People who make and accept excuses are not likely to get promoted.”
4) Hanging Out with the Wrong People
You’ll be the very same person 5 years from now with the exception of the books you have read and as well as the people you have met, the great motivational speaker named Charlie “Tremendous” Jones once claimed. The people that you hang out with turn out to be the voices that are put inside your head, Prichard says.
“What are you feeding your mind?” he likes to ask. “People can’t ignore this one; you will become the people you hang around with. Where are they taking you?”
Pay close attention to your peers and colleagues. Have they been striving to make themselves better? Or do they simply blame the people around them? “Pick your pals as deliberately as you would pick your wardrobe,” urges Prichard.
5) Staying in your Comfort Zone
All growth occurs at the limits of your comfort zone, Prichard states. For instance, at the gym, the very last reps will hurt, but that is when you get to new levels.
“Prime time is in the evening,” he claims. “Are you on the sofa eating chips and watching TV instead of using your prime time to change your future?”
When you pick up a brand new skill, the very first time can be a nerve-racking experience. “Success is about consistently doing uncomfortable things,” said Prichard. “If you let your comfort zone fence you in, you’ll miss it. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. You’ll increase your comfort zone and become more valuable so you have better earning potential.”
Successful individuals know that there isn’t a finite quantity of anything. “Success is an unlimited resource available to all of us,” points out Prichard. “When you see someone else doing well, go from jealously to curiosity. You can duplicate it and succeed in a different way.”
Some of these fringe theories about religion are extremely controversial, but at the same time, they are just too fascinating to ignore. They also offer us a brand new perspective on what would’ve been just another boring orthodox doctrine, regardless of how kooky that perspective could be.
The Roman Empire Invented Jesus
Even though there has already been considerable evidence that supports the existence of Jesus, there are still doubts as to whether or not he even lived at all. There is one of those Christ Myth theories which claim that Jesus was created by the Roman Empire during the first century to suppress Jewish insurrections. , the controversial biblical academic Joseph Atwill claims that the Roman Empire created Jesus in the first century to quell Jewish insurrections.
According to Joseph Atwill, who is a controversial bible academic, the Romans already knew the Jews were eagerly waiting on their messiah to lead a revolution against their rulers. Rather than starting up yet another physical campaign, the Romans tried using psychological warfare, and created a religious system that emphasized the total opposite of rebellion.
Black People Are Cursed Because Ham Sodomized Noah
All through history, black people have put up with different versions of oppression and discrimination. One main reason for this was due to an old belief that they directly descended from Canaan, who was the grandson of Noah, whom Noah was said to have cursed right after the great Flood.
The Bible claims that Noah’s son Ham saw him naked and drunk while in his tent. Noah was then said to curse Ham’s son Canaan by making him serve the direct descendants of his other two sons, Japheth and Shem. The Bible is very fuzzy on whether Ham did other things to bring on this curse. Some texts merely claim that Ham mocked his father’s nudity and drunkenness. Others say that he actually slept with Noah’s wife, who was his own mother. And then others believe that Ham sodomized his father.
Devil Had Sex with Eve
In a very bizarre interpretation of the biblical book Genesis, this “Serpent Seed Theory” states that the devil actually tricked Eve to do more than just eating the forbidden fruit, he convinced her to have sex with him as well.
Eve later informs God that this serpent “beguiled” her, and there are those who say that these words really meant “seduced” and not only “deceived.” The punishment that the serpent received from God (where he lost his legs and now crawls on his stomach for all of eternity) implies that he once had a human-like body.
Jesus Used Marijuana to Help Work His Miracles
There are several different religions all over the world that have utilized psychoactive plants or entheogens for their sacred rituals. Jesus himself could have used some of these plants to conduct his miracles, according to some theories.
Proponents claim that the anointing oil used by Jesus consisted of a large amount of “keneh-bosem.” This mystery substance is believed by some to be either cannabis or calamus. Jesus actually could’ve healed thousands of people by using the medicinal properties of marijuana. By anointing himself along with his disciples with this cannabis mixture could have created the religious experiences that propelled him as a miraculous man.
Buddhism actually Influenced Christianity
Similar to the way that Jesus spent “lost years” traveling about the Near East prior to studying in India and Tibet, this amazing theory claims that Buddhism and Christianity are similar enough for monks to preach their Buddhist tenets directly to natives of Palestine. And then these doctrines were adopted by Jesus along with his followers in their brand new religion.
Even though Buddhist monks contacted the Western world several centuries prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, extending into parts of the Mediterranean and as far as Greece, there are actually very few scholars who really believe Buddhism influenced Christianity, at least throughout the inception of the latter.
Today’s Jews Didn’t Directly Descend From The Tribes Of Israel
In another controversial argument that undermines the Israeli claims on Palestine, Tel Aviv University’s Shlomo Sand believes that today’s modern Jewish people are not able to claim Palestine as their own land. This is because that they did not descend from those ancient Israelites to begin with.
Sand believes in the theory—which first appeared during the 19th century—that the Jews of today came from the Khazar Khaganate. This empire from central Europe existed from the 7th to the 10th centuries, and their peoples converted to Judaism in a very big way. After the empire perished, their peoples dispersed into various areas of Europe and converted many of the locals around them, resulting in a very non-homogenous Jewish group comprised of several races. Sand also makes the claim that Palestinians are the true descendants of these ancient Israelites, and then they converted to Islam later.
Evidence opposing Sand’s claim includes DNA tests that indicate today’s Jewish people have common genes that are easily traced back to the Levantine area—which includes Israel.
All Peoples Descended From The Jews
There is one interesting fringe theory which states that the British are actually descendants of the Jews. This Two-House or Ephraimite Theory goes even further, as it claims that the non-Jewish Christians of today, along with all of mankind actually descended directly from the Israel’s ten lost tribes.
This belief comes from the very fringes of Messianic Judaism, where their followers believe that Jesus is the Messiah. It’s based on many passages from the bible where God has promised to have Jewish people’s descendants be as “numerous as the sands of the sea.” Thus, the ten tribes of Israel scattered after their defeat at the hands of the Assyrians as a fulfillment of that promise.
They believe that the Jewish descendants further scattered and settled into different regions of the globe all through the ages.
There is certainly no other book in existence that creates as controversy as the Bible. It typically pits those who believe its works against those we don’t and also pits biblical scholars against one another. This leads to the biggest controversy of all – and that is whether or not the Bible can be considered as an authentic historical document. Sadly, in some cases, it is not so much that people are claiming to debate God’s words on principle; they are actually fighting out of self-interest, their careers, and money.
According to specific archaeological findings and a few references contained in the Hebrew Bible, there are some biblical scholars that God actually had a wife named Asherah. They believe that the ancient Israelites paid worship to both of them. A historian named Raphael Patai was the first to propose this God wife theory in 1967.
Then in 2012, a researcher named Francesca Stavrakopoulou reintroduced this theory, claiming there is evidence from several ancient texts. Stavrakopoulou says that Asherah’s statue had been worshiped within Yahweh’s temple located in Jerusalem. The Book of Kings even discusses women at this temples making ritual garments in the name of Asherah.
Others aren’t quite as convinced. Andy Rau from the BibleGateway Blog states that there is no biblical evidence at all that God had this wife. To say otherwise, he feels, is to start a conspiracy theory.
The Location Of The Trial Of Jesus
Even though it is one of the most vital scenes that is depicted in the Bible, archaeologists simply cannot agree on the location of Jesus’s trial. When the Tower of David Museum was undergoing expansion in Jerusalem at the turn of the last century, several archaeologists thought that they discovered the foundation walls and sewage system from the palace of Herod the Great. Thus, there are many who believe that the trial of Jesus had been held there prior to his crucifixion. During those times, Herod was serving as the King of Judea and was appointed by Rome. The apparent remains of his ancient palace were discovered underneath an abandoned prison adjacent to this modern museum.
Although this debate is far from settled, the prison is still open to the public. “There is, of course, no inscription stating [the trial] happened [at the prison site where Herod’s palace was unearthed], but everything—archaeological, historical and gospel accounts—all falls into place and makes sense,” an archaeology professor named Shimon Gibson has stated on record.
New Testament Forgeries And Lies
A book entitled, Forged, was written by a biblical scholar named Bart Ehrman, and was published in the year 2011 to waves of controversy. Ehrman claimed that around 50% of the New Testament had been forged by those having a religious agenda and couldn’t make a mark for themselves under their own names. “There was competition among different groups of Christians about what to believe and each of these groups wanted to have authority to back up their views,” he claimed during an interview on CNN. “If you were a nobody, you wouldn’t sign your own name to your treatise. You would sign Peter or John.”
Needless to say, opponents to Ehrman’s book were not shy in attacking his conclusions. One of those opponents named Ben Witherington, has referred to Ehrman’s writings as “Gullible Travels,” pointing out that people tend to believe almost anything, regardless of how ridiculous.
Witherington points out that, besides 2 Peter, every single book within the New Testament had been written members of an exclusive group of educated Christians, all of whom were great writers and a few of whom saw the events contained in the New Testament. They had very close connections to both Jesus and Paul.
The Bible’s View Of Homosexuality
In the year 2012, a group that remained anonymous published a Queen James Bible (QJB), where they edited 8 verses from the current King James Version (KJV) in a feeble attempt to make it virtually impossible to view and interpret the Holy Bible in a homophobic manner. Steve Golden, who represents Answers in Genesis feels that these cowardly unknown editors of this QJB “have only made a mockery of a beloved Bible translation.”
Generally speaking, Golden debates that pro-gay movements are misinterpreting the Hebrew word for “ritually unclean” as it pertains to pagan idolatry only in cases where it’s used to condemn “something that is morally (ethically) repugnant in God’s sight, such as homosexuality ([as in] Proverbs 6:16).”
In the ongoing religious debate regarding abortion, the arguments often refer to the intended meaning of Exodus 21:22–25. The Douay-Rheims version of the Bible states: “If men quarrel, and one strike a woman with child, and she miscarry indeed, but live herself: he shall be answerable for so much damage as the woman’s husband shall require, and as arbiters shall award. But if her death ensue thereupon, he shall render life for life. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
Pro-choice advocates claim that “miscarry” means that this unborn child does not enjoy the same status as this adult woman. Should the baby die from a miscarriage, then the responsible man is fined, as in a misdemeanor. But should the woman die from being struck, the man committed a capital offense that is only punishable by his death.
Pro-life advocates disagree with the meaning of the word “miscarry” in this biblical version. Even so, they claim that the death of the baby was accidental, unlike abortion where a life is taken intentionally. They also point out that an accidental death in this instance is still bad, otherwise the man would not receive a fine. Additionally, the death penalty is not applied for accidental deaths in the Bible as depicted in Exodus 21:13–14 and 20–21, Numbers 35:10–34, and Deuteronomy 19:1–13.
Joshua’s Conquest Of Jericho
There is an oasis located in the desert near the West Bank, Jericho is thought to be the very earliest city that was inhabited continuously. At different times, there has been at least 23 different civilizations who claimed Jericho as their home. As stated within the Book of Joshua within the Bible, Joshua took the ancient Israelites to Jericho, which was considered to be the heart of the Promised Land. But when they arrived there, Joshua was forced to conquer the Canaanites in a very bloody battle.
Thus far, archaeological finding are not supporting this biblical story of Joshua conquering Jericho. It appears as though no one lived in Jericho during the time of Joshua, and that no walls even existed at the time.
It does seem that the Israelites most likely moved into these sparsely populated hills gradually as told within the Book of Judges. For many believers, this is actually a relief, because they have difficulty with the notion that a merciful God condoned such a bloody slaughter of lives.