Is John Podesta of the Center for American Progress Inflicting the “Project Podesta” Ideology/Tactic on Obama? What Americans Should Know…..

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Is Obama his own man OR a puppet for the Center for American Progress?

Progressivism reigns supreme at the Center for American Progress:

From my previous blog:  Is Center For American Progress the “Birthplace” of All Legislation under Obama? Is the CAP the “Shadow Party” Running Parallel to our Own U.S. Government Ready to Take Over in a Crisis?

Excerpt:

President and CEO of Center for American Progress: John Podesta

  • President and CEO of the Center for American Progress
  • Former Clinton Chief of Staff
  • Former antiwar activist of the New Left
  • Worked on the Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern presidential campaigns.
  • Met Bill Clinton in 1970 through the antiwar movement

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From January 1993 to 1995, Podesta worked as a White House staff secretary and Assistant to President Clinton.

He served as Counselor to Democratic Senate Leader Thomas Daschle from 1995 to 1996 and then returned to the White House, where he finished out the last years of the Clinton administration — first as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff (1997-98) and then as Chief of Staff (October 1998 to January 2001).

During his years in the Clinton White House, Podesta helped suppress numerous federal investigations into Clinton wrongdoing, and helped short-circuit the Clinton impeachment proceedings through backroom deals.

The Clintons recognized Podesta’s talent for scandal-suppression early. While still a mere staff secretary at the White House in 1993, Podesta found himself swamped with so many scandal clean-up assignments that he nicknamed himself, “Secretary of [Expletive].” “He’s good at it,” James Carville remarked to the Washington Post.

***Notation added here by Romanticpoet: Does any of the following sound familiar America?****

Podesta’s most lasting contribution to the leftist cause came through his promotion of a strategy that White House aides dubbed “Project Podesta.” This was a system that enabled the Clintons to push through unpopular policies that neither Congress nor the American people wanted. Its implementation marked a dramatic tilt in the balance of power, giving the executive branch an unprecedented ability to force its will on the legislative branch.

Project Podesta enabled the President to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders, presidential decision directives, White-House-sponsored lawsuits, vacancy appointments to high federal office, selective regulatory actions against targeted corporations, and a host of other extra-constitutional tactics.

In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons’ growing disdain for the will of Congress.

Project Podesta’s most ambitious exercise was the war on Yugoslavia which Clinton launched by executive order on April 13, 1999, in defiance of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.

When US News and World Report first revealed the existence of Project Podesta on November 1, 1999, two Congressional hearings convened to investigate the Clintons’ abuse of executive power. But the investigators issued no reports and took no action.

Keep reading here……….

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From the George Soros backed/Hillary Clinton initiative: The Center for American Progress

More about CAP here

Statement from John D. Podesta

November 15, 2010

In the aftermath of this month’s midterm congressional elections, pundits and politicians across the ideological spectrum are focusing on how difficult it will be for President Barack Obama to advance his policy priorities through Congress. Predictions of stalemate abound. And some debate whether the administration should tack to the left or to the center and compromise with or confront the new House leadership.

As a former White House chief of staff, I believe those to be the wrong preoccupations. President Obama’s ability to govern the country as chief executive presents an opportunity to demonstrate strength, resolve, and a capacity to get things done on a host of pressing challenges of importance to the public and our economy. Progress, not positioning, is what the public wants and deserves.

The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through:

  • Executive orders
  • Rulemaking
  • Agency management
  • Convening and creating public-private partnerships
  • Commanding the armed forces
  • Diplomacy

The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated. President Bush, for example, faced a divided Congress throughout most of his term in office, yet few can doubt his ability to craft a unique and deeply conservative agenda using every aspect of the policymaking apparatus at his disposal. And, after his party lost control of Congress in 1994, President Clinton used executive authority and convening power to make significant progressive change. For instance, he protected more great spaces in the lower 48 states than any president since Theodore Roosevelt, established for the first time significant protections for Americans’ medical privacy, and urged the creation of the Welfare-to-Work Partnership that enlisted the help of 20,000 businesses in moving more than 1 million welfare recipients into the workforce.

The upshot: Congressional gridlock does not mean the federal government stands still. This administration has a similar opportunity to use available executive authorities while also working with Congress where possible. At the Center for American Progress, we look forward to our nation continuing to make progress.

Read the full report (pdf)

LINK

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NOW ADD THIS:

President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over All US Resources

March 17, 2012

By Kenneth Schortgen Jr / Examiner.com – On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.

The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order’s functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime determinations.

Additionally, each cabinet under the Executive Branch has been given specific powers when the order is executed, and include the absolute control over food, water, and other resource distributions.

Read story here:

CKA- First and foremost, consolidating this much power in one of the three branches of government is not a good idea. There is no check and balance to ensure there is no abuse of power. Government has proven how corrupt it can be and to allow one individual, the president to control all resources is inviting a dictatorial situation.

Even though various departments will have specific responsibilities, they are only carrying out the orders of one individual, the President. In addition, this executive order is not limited to a wartime situation. They can be domestic in nature as well. Which means a manufactured situation to achieve a desired outcome. It does not take a rocket scientist to connect the dots with the passage of the Patriot Act and NDAA and a host of other laws to come to the conclusion that restricting liberties is a priority for the government. Obama just signed into law a bill that restricts peaceful assembly in the presence of any government official that has Secret Service protection.

[H.R. 347] expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it’s illegal.. (read story here:)

Your every move is constantly monitored as police can look through your cell phone to learn every communication you have made and with who (Read Here)

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blatantly tells congress they will violate the Constitution and War Powers Act (Read here)

The Government with the Military are developing “Crowd Control Systems” most likely for domestic civil unrest. (Read here)

The Obama administration wants to keep any surveillance that has been conducted legally or illegally Via Google on US citizens under wraps. The NSA has asked the Department of Justice to get Court approval for the measure. (Read here)

Ben Bernanke last month said before the House Finance Services Cmte. that our economy is headed for a “Massive Financial Cliff”. Obviously if this pans out then civil unrest could very well become a reality, setting the stage for Obama to declare Martial Law and suspension of the US Constitution.

Even States are concerned with the over-reaching authority of NDAA and have passed their own resolutions to defy any federal orders and to ensure that their own National Guard did not act unconstitutional towards its citizens, such as illegal detainment, searches or seizure or using force against its citizens. (Read VA law here)

A number of western Massachusetts cities and towns have passed resolutions similar to the state of Virginia.

NSA is building the biggest spying/intelligence gathering site in the US as we speak. (Read here)

The CIA will have the ability to monitor people in their homes through the TV and other appliances and devices. (Read here)

See the Executive Order here:

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Obama Grabs More Executive Power

March 30, 2012

WSJ: Obama Expands His Executive Power

By Martin Gould

Despite campaign promises to refrain from using executive powers to bypass Congress, President Barack Obama is increasingly doing just that, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.  From helping rebels in the Libyan revolution to granting states waivers from the No Child Left Behind education act, Obama is finding it easier to push his agenda without asking for approval from elected senators and representatives, the paper said.

And that is not sitting well with either Republicans or Democrats who are keen to defend their own turf against what they see as an overreaching executive.  “When he ran for president, Barack Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bush’s use of executive power, a defining point of the Bush presidency,” Laura Meckler wrote in the Journal piece. “The pledge was part of a broader pitch about Mr. Obama’s governing style, which he said would focus on solving problems in a pragmatic, cooperative way.

READ MORE AT NEWSMAX.COM

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Reiterated AGAIN:

***Does any of the following sound familiar America?****

Podesta’s most lasting contribution to the leftist cause came through his promotion of a strategy that White House aides dubbed “Project Podesta.” This was a system that enabled the Clintons to push through unpopular policies that neither Congress nor the American people wanted. Its implementation marked a dramatic tilt in the balance of power, giving the executive branch an unprecedented ability to force its will on the legislative branch.

Project Podesta enabled the President to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders, presidential decision directives, White-House-sponsored lawsuits, vacancy appointments to high federal office, selective regulatory actions against targeted corporations, and a host of other extra-constitutional tactics.

In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons’ growing disdain for the will of Congress.

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Again, an unanswered question:  IS the Center for American Progress actually the “Shadow Party” set up by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold Ickes?

John Podesta finished out the last years of the Clinton administration — first as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff (1997-98) and then as Chief of Staff (October 1998 to January 2001).

Hillary Clinton boasts she helped set up and fund the Center for American Progress.

Persistent press leaks confirm that Hillary Clinton, and not Podesta, is ultimately in charge of CAP. “It’s the official Hillary Clinton think tank,” an inside source confided to Christian Bourge of United Press International. Robert Dreyfuss notes inThe Nation, “In looking at Podesta’s center, there’s no escaping the imprint of the Clintons. It’s not completely wrong to see it as a shadow government, a kind of Clinton White-House-in-exile — or a White House staff in readiness for President Hillary Clinton.” Dreyfuss notes the abundance of Clintonites on the Center’s staff, among them Clinton’s national security speechwriter Robert Boorstin; Democratic Leadership Council staffer and former head of Clinton’s National Economic Council Gene Sperling; former senior advisor to Clinton’s Office of Management and Budget Matt Miller; and others. In 2007, Mrs. Clinton told the YearlyKos convention of leftwing bloggers that she “helped to start and support” CAP.   LINK

***WHO does Obama get his marching orders from?****

YOU DECIDE.

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