Obama is really good at snaring the Tea Party, lousy at catching the bad guys


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It’s all about priorities.

The alleged Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, had a history of arrest

In early-July, a male roommate of Alexis’s called Fort Worth cops to report his suspicion that Alexis “put unknown substance in gas tank to damage vehicle,” according to a July 5 report. Alexis, who was killed today during a gun battle with police, was apparently a civilian computer contractor. Records show that Alexis, who was previously a full-time Navy reservist, has used the e-mail address aaron.alexis@navy.mil. According to Navy officials, Alexis served as a reservist from May 2007 until his January 2011 discharge. Alexis was assigned to a logistics support unit based in Fort Worth and achieved a final rank of Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class. Alexis was arrested for disorderly conduct in August 2008 in DeKalb County, Georgia. He was released from custody after posting $364 bond (and posing for a booking photo). The details and disposition of the misdemeanor case could not be obtained.

and mental illness.

Aaron Alexis, the Navy reservist who killed 12 in a massacre at Washington Navy Yard, had been treated for mental issues including paranoia, a sleep disorder and had been hearing voices, officials tell the Associated Press.

It’s not as though people were unaware of it:

U.S. law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Alexis had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said. Alexis had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation in the case was continuing.

The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserves.

Inexplicably, he apparently still maintained a “secret” clearance.

No clear motive has been established but there are hints:

He also felt racially discriminated against, and believed he had been financially “screwed” over a contracting job in Japan at the end of last year, friends said.

The Navy Yard was a gun-free zone (just like Fort Hood, Aurora and Sandy Hook) thanks to Bill Clinton:

After Nidal Hasan killed 13 and wounded more than 30 in November 2009, John R. Lott wrote about one of the craziest policies to come out of the Clinton era: making military bases “gun free zones.” Yes, that’s correct. In 1993, President Bill Clinton decreed that US military personnel were to surrender the Second Amendment rights that they swear an oath to support and defend. Lott, writing in 2009, called for that policy to be ended. Shouldn’t an army base be the last place where a terrorist should be able to shoot at people uninterrupted for 10 minutes? After all, an army base is filled with soldiers who carry guns, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Beginning in March 1993, under the Clinton administration, the army forbids military personnel from carrying their own personal firearms and mandates that “a credible and specific threat against [Department of the Army] personnel [exist] in that region” before military personnel “may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.” Indeed, most military bases have relatively few military police as they are in heavy demand to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Once again a mentally ill individual who should not have had a weapon and should not have had a security access commits a mass murder. Alexis is not the only one to slip past the vaunted United States Homeland Security department despite red lights flashing:

— In June 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed a soldier outside a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas.

— Five months later, Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

— Shahzad’s 2010 attempt to bomb Times Square was foiled when his bomb did not ignite properly.

— Yonathan Melaku’s drive-by shooting of military facilities in Northern Virginia in 2011 produced no casualties.

— The Boston Marathon bombers killed four and wounded hundreds of others in April 2013.

It’s an unhappy picture. The NSA routinely violates our privacy, TSA abuses us, Obama wants to know all about your sex life and the IRS is corrupt.

And they still don’t catch these guys.

What they do catch is the Tea Party. Obama spends enormous amounts of time and dedicates huge amounts of resources to that goal. And they lie about it.

Congress’s investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it’s turning up news. Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn’t politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation.

In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is “very dangerous,” and is something “Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on.” Ms. Lerner adds, “Cincy should probably NOT have these cases.”

That’s a different tune than the IRS sang in May when former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said the agency’s overzealous enforcement was the work of two “rogue” employees in Cincinnati. When the story broke, Ms. Lerner suggested that her office had been unaware of the pattern of targeting until she read about it in the newspaper. “So it was pretty much we started seeing information in the press that raised questions for us, and we went back and took a look,” she said in May.

If they’re not catching the bad guys, what then is the real purpose of all weaponization of the Federal divisions and the concentration of effort on conservatives?

If only Aaron Alexis had been a member of the Tea Party. Then Obama would have paid attention to him. Alexis had been cited eight times for misconduct in the military, had a history with the law and was mentally ill and still had a security clearance that allowed him to bypass the guards when entering the base.

If you want a scandal, there it is.

Now for the “You should wait for the facts before you make yourself look like an idiot” files:

Piers Morgan is simply unable to go two days without being a bone head.

“We have this debate every time,” he said. “I want the day to come when we don’t have to have this ridiculous debate time and again in America. AR-15, killing multiple Americans, I just cannot have this debate anymore and it’s ridiculous! Do something about it and the three gentlemen, who just came on, think about your position. Think about how it helps save American lives because it doesn’t! More guns is not the answer!”

And then there’s Lupica:

So it takes nine months and two days from Newtown, from 20 dead children and six adults, for someone else to carry the same kind of AR-15 that Adam Lanza carried into Sandy Hook Elementary School into the Washington Navy Yard.

They call semiautomatics like this sport rifles. You bet. Mostly for the sport of killing innocent people, and killing them fast.

No AR 15 was involved in the shootings.

Next I imagine Obama will want to profile all white Tea Party members because of this terrible event. You never want to let a crisis go to waste.

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Vote democrat party – down the line — the saviours of “the widdle peeple” — do you not want to be among “the Saved”?

Aaron Alexis was a subcontractor—a private sector employee two steps removed from the status of either military or civilian federal employment. Who do we imagine recruited this guy? The federal government?

Once again we have a person with a recorded history of mental illness and anger issues, with a prior history of misuse of a firearm, who had easy access to a a firearm.

How is it Obama’s fault that this wasn’t caught before we had a body count of 12?

@Greg: Aaron Alexis was a subcontractor—a private sector employee two steps removed from the status of either military or civilian federal employment.

Edward Snowden was, at the time of the leaks, an employee of the well-known consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton — Booz Allen Hamilton was a contractor to the National Security Agency, the federal agency which was collecting the leaked information.

Similar thing.
We do not tighten up on how gov’t obtains workers.
WE pay the consequences.
Obama’s Administration is very lazy.
They always want to have lots of stuff done…..but none of it by themselves.
Why, ObamaCare can’t even check the qualifications of those they give subsidies to.
Obama can’t be bothered to check those he gives free phones to.
Or Food Stamps SNAP to.
Or, apparently, free t-shirts to….see post #3.

Edited to add:
But to be fair, Obama doesn’t want to use background checks on people’s criminal pasts.
And, he doesn’t want private employers to rely on them, either!

The Obama administration claims criminal background checks are discriminatory because they disproportionately exclude minorities—especially blacks—from hire. That’s why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, is spending taxpayer dollars suing companies that run criminal background checks on job applicants.

@NanG – I checked out your links in your comment… are those the pictures of some of the many Low Information Obama Voters I hear so much about?

Well, the fool can get into his “weed van” and light up a few. Add hagel,clapper, biden,smith, kerry and the biggest dopper of all, hillary and the mix is complete. polosie, reid and feinstein never got of the van.
The fool is now providing guns and weapons to al Ouida. Aren’t these the guys who beheaded several service men in Iraq and now engaging in complete and total genocide of the christian population in the Middle East.
This fool will start WWIII and is responsible or the collapse of America. Don’t worry, none of the current agencies that alledge domestic security will ever catch anyone.

@NanG#4 – You can really nail it….Lazy is as Lazy does….

I believe so so much of what is wrong with the morality (and I mean all aspects of morality), integrity and ethics in America and it all starts in 3 places, Education with a Link to Liberal/Progressive Government, Parents (absent, in mind, spirit and selfish or just too young of parents) and Government itself. There are many RINO republicans who can fall into the mix…Any or all of it didn’t ‘start’ with the Won…but, he sure brought it back with a vengeance … He has been successful in perpetuating it only with a lot more evil, lost lives, deceit, hypocrisy, bias, lying and divisiveness…

Unless the man is really a psychopath, I honestly don’t know how he sleeps at night…

There are many many losers of such folly…

@Nan G, #4:

I blame privatization. Federal public service employees take an oath of office. They have public service careers, not disposable, short-term jobs, and are far more likely to feel personally accountable for what they do.

Contrary to popular belief, public employees also perform the same tasks far less expensively than private contractors. A study completed by the Project on Government Oversight last year documented this to be fact. The push for privatization, it turns out, has been little more than another scam; it’s been a shakedown of American taxpayers by private interests, who have made billions by promoting lies about the relative costs of public vs. private employment.

He sure ‘snared the tea party’ when he got Osama and decimated Al Queda’s leadership didn’t he? Lol!

Very good review of the current situation by James Wilson, nationalaffairs.com/…/detail/the-bureaucracy-problem

Nan G
even if they have a background of crimes
this no way to protect them, but only encourage the CRIMES to be done,
as we see more and more
they think because one black is in power, it give them the right to do anything ,and get away with it,
and they do,

@Greg: Greg, if your study is as real as you think it is, why not send copies of it to city, county and state governments?
I know the city I left, well populated with liberals of the far left-most leaning, were replacing all the city workers they could with private contractors because, at least short-term, they saved the city money.
On the other hand, I had a long set of conversations with a line supervisor who was helping build Utah’s federal data center.
He said, he and his men could do things FAR more cheaply than the federal government let them.
But, the feds told them to build a ten-foot thick wall only to tear it open to put in huge machinery, then close it back up again.
Other times it was build a five story building but no elevator!
Then…..OOPS!….tear down an entire corner and put in an elevator.
This type of idiocy went on over and over.
So much so, that he looked to take a different job and ended up going to Texas to work on something else.

So, it isn’t just the cost of a contractor.
They only do as they are told.
The real cost over-runs comes from bad planning and lax supervision.
(And this man would go up and say things like, ”but won’t you need an elevator?” or “how are you going to get the gigantic machinery inside once we build these thick walls?” But the federal supervisor said it wasn’t his place to ask questions, only to do as he was told.)

It all depends on who obama considers, “the good guys”, and who he consider, “the bad guys”. As I have mentioned before, obama’s “good guys”, are the ones who help him bring down the USA. His, “bad guys”, are those who are trying to stop him from doing that. I want to be one of his REALLY BAD GUYS.

With all that is going on, I am trying to get our Idaho state legislators to form a state militia. I hope we will never need one, but with obama forming armed response teams in federal agencies who have never had any before, his buying billions of rounds of ammo, his purchasing thousands of weapons, and his purchasing of hundreds (possibly thousands) of armored vehicles for the different federal agencies, could this be the start of his civilian security force he wants?


If this is the purpose obama has in mind, will your state have the ability to resist his force if they come? I suggest you ask your state to start a state militia. The US Constitution says each state can have a militia, and that each state’s militia can be armed. The militia can be funded by membership fees. This will be one way for us to keep our guns if obama gets a federal law passed banning guns.

I’m not sure how the National Guard works. I know the governor of each state has to activate it, but does the governor have to turn it over to the president, or can the president take it over once activated?

There are only a few Guard units in each state, and the members have to go to their base of operation, then get their weapons, then head to the troubled area. Unless it has changed since I was in the Guard, they seldom are allowed to have any bullets on them when they are called up.

This could take several hours. What if a federal agency with their armed forces obama has created has surrounded the building, and the Guard members can’t get to their weapons? A completely separate militia is needed to make sure the members are subject ONLY TO THEIR STATE! They could be called up at any time, and they would already have their weapons, so they could go directly to the area needed, getting there a lot faster than the Guard can.

Nan G

as soon as they find he has no valid birth certificate ,
all his decisions will become NULL ,

@ilovebeeswarzone: #16

as soon as they find he has no valid birth certificate ,
all his decisions will become NULL

That is what I originally thought. I have been reading some other opinions. If a president doesn’t like a bill, but knows it will pass anyway, he can let the bill pass without his signature, since both the senate and house passed it. Since all of the bills obama signed into law had been passed by the senate and the house, the thinking is that they will still be law. It is new territory, and might have to go to the Supreme Court.

The other problem is that if we get rid of obama, we are stuck with Joe Biden, who will just reissue any executive orders that might have been cancelled, and start writing a few of his own.

I would still rather have a fool in the white house rather than someone who is intentionally trying to destroy America. I don’t think Biden will be so foolish that he will continue on the same path as obama.

While investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, IRS employees were “acutely” aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement.

A smart enough ex-lawyer to not overtly say anything that could later be traced right back to him, Obama did blow the ”dog whistle.”

Even now he demonizes opponents, both generally and specifically.
When he is specific enough the IRS, NSA, ObamaCare paper-pushers and so on hear it and start dragging their feet on the target.
Be careful with your health over the next 3 years.
They already know who to leave to the wolves.


Here is how it works. A contractor is hired via bid to do a job. let’s say Hewlett Packard. They in turn may need expertise they do not have and will hire another company, say IBM. IBM is the sub contractor. This does not mean that he is way below on the line, it is just that he is working for another company hired by the main company, or the sub-contractor. Regardless it is the responsibility of all contractors to ensure their personnel have the requisite background checks. I know for a fact they are far behind in conducting these checks and obviously this guy ‘fell through the cracks’. The question is, how many more are in this situation? and will this happen again? I believe it will.

@Greg: Sub-contactors are required to have clearances, too. If you recall, the military use to do all of their clearances in house. The “military dividend” of the Clinton administration cut the military so hard like now that this function needed to be contracted. That is how KBR became a big player when the military needed to go to war. You can thank the liberal president “Uncle Bill”.

@Greg: Blame “Uncle Bill” and you liberals for privation

I think if a WORLD WAR 111 WOULD START, and with the economy in the USA AND THE WORLD,
not only abroad , but WITHIN THIS USA,

@Randy, #21:

Blame “Uncle Bill” and you liberals for privation.

I think you can trace the wave of privatization back to item #1 of Ronald Reagan’s Economic Bill of Rights, and to Executive Order 12607, whereby he established the Privatization Commission. Here’s a link to the statement that accompanied the executive order.

The Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998, which established the ongoing process whereby government activities were identified to be switched over to private sector contracting, was passed by the 105th Congress. Republicans had a controlling majority in both the House and Senate.

As the saying goes, The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Big money private interests, via lobbying and industry friendly political appointments, were quickly able turn the initiative into another means of subsidizing private sector profits using taxpayer dollars. This was predictable. The primary interest of private sector business is maximizing profits.

@Nan G

“Will no-one rid me of this meddlesome Priest?”

So, now it’s the Executive Office job to go out and catch “bad guys”? But hey, never pass up the opportunity to exploit a good tragedy to advance your ODS/hate fest.

@Nan G, #18:

While investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, IRS employees were “acutely” aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement.

Apparently Obama sends out his secret instructions by mental telepathy.

To me this seems a bit like a jury saying, Even in the complete absence of any evidence, we know you’re guilty.

Ronald J . Ward
you got it upside down,
the NAVY kept saying that OBAMA wanted to be told and they where telling him by the minute the evolution of the horrible murder,
and ERIC HOLDER was all ears also,
they wanted to check if the killer was not discriminated because he was black,
seen that before,

the multiple agencies are focus only on OBAMA,
so they know his ELECTION had to be won and work accordingly their despicable game,
and like you they can talk and act as if they where him,

In 1993, President Bill Clinton decreed that US military personnel were to surrender the Second Amendment rights that they swear an oath to support and defend. Lott, writing in 2009, called for that policy to be ended. Shouldn’t an army base be the last place where a terrorist should be able to shoot at people uninterrupted for 10 minutes?

DrJohn, in your haste to not let a perfectly good tragedy get away without cashing in on some left bashing, looks like you once again end up with egg on your face. Not only was this not Clinton’s doings, it wasn’t even an executive order but a regulation from the Department of the Army in March 1993 and it was in response to a 1992 Department of Defense directive, issued during the presidency of George H. W. Bush.

The directive read;

a. The authorization to carry firearms will be issued only to qualified personnel when there is a reasonable expectation that life or Department of the Army (DA) assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried.

b. DA personnel regularly engaged in law enforcement or security duties will be armed.

c. DA personnel are authorized to carry firearms while engaged in security duties, protecting personnel and vital Government assets, or guarding prisoners.

So this “guns free zone” crap is, well, crap.

Also, the 1st casualties were armed guards, making your case even more asinine.

Oh, and the NRA has manned up to the error.

First you follow suit of today’s so-called conservatives and exploit such an awful event for political gain. Then, you can’t even do that right.

@Greg: No, there was no need to privatize military functions like vetting military contractors until they cut the military so hard, the military jettison cooks, engineers, intel services, etc. So, we have what “Uncle Bill” and the liberals got us. Regan looked at privatizing base operations, not military functions. Liberals forced this into military functions.

Apparently Obama sends out his secret instructions by mental telepathy.

No, Greg, he gives his orders to the Directors when they visit the White House over 150 times.

@Randy, #31:

That’s what’s commonly known as an allegation. Anyone can allege pretty much any damn thing they want to—bearing in mind, of course, that their own credibility depends on being able to back the story up with facts. Issa hasn’t been able to do that. It’s actually even worse than turning up no evidence: One of his hearings produced testimony from a fellow republican that strongly suggests his allegation simply isn’t true.

Washington, DC (June 18, 2013)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released to Members of Congress and the American public the full transcript of an interview with an IRS Screening Group Manager in Cincinnati who provided a detailed account of how Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status were first identified by the IRS. (One of the transcripts that Darrell Issa refused to release.) The Manager, a self-identified “conservative Republican” and 21-year veteran of the IRS, denies that he or anyone on his team was directed by the White House to take these actions or that they were politically motivated.

The transcript.

of course Elijah would pick that one, a republican would not be in the KNOW,
stick with Darrell Issa,


I blame privatization.

The FBI still does the security clearances. How did this guy get one? You can blame privatization all you want, but he should never have been issued a security clearance. I have no idea what has happened, but when I got my clearance (way back in the day) it was not that easy and you could have it pulled for just about anything. Now it seems you just have to ask nicely. Not tying that to Obama per se, I’ just like to know when it changed.