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Andy Martin: The Failed Presidency of Barack Obama

Although he now lives in New Hampshire, in 2017 Republican Andy Martin celebrates fifty years as a corruption fighter in Illinois politics, and forty years as the last surviving participant in the watershed 1977 Chicago mayoral election which began the process of temporarily toppling the Daley Machine. By coincidence, Andy encountered Barack Obama as a young state senator in the 1990’s and began to follow Obama’s progress. In 2004 Andy was the first writer/analyst to expose Obama’s fraudulent résumé. And the rest is, as they say, history. For the past thirteen years Andy has been writing about Obama because Andy understood the president in ways few others did. And now it ends. The South Side guy who “couda been a contendah” has written himself a one-way ticket to post-presidential oblivion. Read Andy’s analysis of the “failed presidency of Barack Obama” and judge for yourself. Obama, the “Ozymandias” of American politics, is on his way to Palookaville.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Andy Martin on Barack Obama’s “Final Days”

 

(Manchester, NH) (January 11, 2017)

 

Dear American:

 

As you know, I worked hard to elect Donald Trump. We came close to winning New Hampshire for Trump. I’ll have lots more to say about Donald in the days ahead. But today belongs to Barack (Barry) Hussein Obama. Barack Obama, the failed president.

 

Thirteen (13!) years ago I became the first analyst to expose Obama as a fraud, please see link #1 below. Ten (10!) years ago I published “Obama Week,” a series of columns exposing Obama, and predicted he would be a failed president if he won the White House. Those columns later became the first book to present an unvarnished view of Obama, please see link #2 below. In 2008 I became the first independent researcher and analyst to investigate Obama’s family history in Hawai’i and called Obama “the greatest entertainer in the world.” Was he ever.

 

Obama was a feel-good entertainer. He made us feel good about ourselves because he felt good about himself, worshipped himself really. Amazingly, he made it to the White House despite a total lack of professional accomplishments and leadership experience. Obama was all about himself. Obama promised grand dreams and great works but ultimately, like the “King of Kings” Ozymandias in the poem by Shelley, Obama was and will always be a failed president. But Obama didn’t fail us in his mind. We failed him.

 

One of the greatest lines in cinema is Brando’s I couda been a contendah” in “On The Waterfront,” please see link #3 below. But like the failed boxer who got a “one way ticket to Palookaville,” Obama is now on the way to his own eternal Palookaville where Obama will preach great sermons about his accomplishments to an empty house.

 

Obama says he is going to continue to lead, comment and rally Democrats. Just tell that to Senator Chuck Schumer and other ambitious politicians. The day Obama leaves the White House he will be through. He’ll still be a big draw in Hollywood and the liberal salons from coast to coast, the same way Bill Clinton endures as a shadow of his former self. But Obama’s legacy will turn to dust and be consumed by desert sand.

 

Why did he fail?

 

I was probably Obama’s first antagonist and first analyst, because I had a unique position from which to observe him. In a few weeks I will celebrate forty years (count’em) since I led reform in the City of Chicago, and I’m the last living mayoral candidate that fought to liberate the city in 1977 after the death of the first Mayor Daley. Fifty years ago as a young law student I began to fight corruption in Illinois politics. Today the grandchildren of some of the thugs I helped send to jail are budding political crooks. Chicago was once called a “city in chains” by Ovid Demaris. Sadly, even in the present the city is still chained to its past.

 

Long ago I moved back to New Hampshire, where my family had settled over 100 years ago. But I still visit Chicago and still have great affection for the place.

 

Obama was a product of Chicago politics though he would deny the fact. He came from the liberal precincts of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where I often have lunch with friends when I visit the city. He played by “Machine” rules although he was not himself part of the political Machine. And he once ran an honest campaign, for the U. S. Senate in 2004. I know; I was there.

 

Obama and I originally go back to the 1990’s when he was a newly-elected state senator in Springfield. I saw his “game,” and he had great moves. In his early years he learned from his mistakes and he always cultivated wealthy patrons who were enchanted by his charms as an entertainer. No one has ever gone as far with so little in American politics. But Obama never became a “contendah” once he reached the Oval Office. On the contrary. he devastated the Democratic Party that elected him. He endangered national security. And he is given “credit” for giving rise to Donald Trump as his successor.

 

On the surface, Obama and Trump could not be more different. But I suspect that internally they are more alike than they would care to admit. Just as Obama almost single-handedly won the White House through his undeniable charms, Trump similarly won the White House when almost everyone but he believed that his campaign was a lost cause. In their own ways, both men exhibited the true grit that can lead to greatness, or abject failure.

 

Honestly, I can’t believe that we are only days, hours really, from what I believe will be an ignominious end to Obama. As noted, he will still be welcome in celebrity precincts but his role as a Democratic party leader will end abruptly and abjectly. Senator Bernie Sanders has more of a political future than Obama.

 

I have known Trump since the 1970’s. And early last year in one of my “letters” I admonished him not to betray his supporters. He didn’t. He won an unwinnable race.

 

Sadly for his liberal supporters, Obama did betray his followers. He promised but didn’t deliver. In his speech Tuesday he called out the South Side of Chicago, the killing fields of the South Side where an African-American genocide is being perpetrated by African-Americans on African-Americans. Obama polarized the nation like no one before him in the past fifty years. Now he claims we are a divided nation and our democracy is fragile. But who divided us? Obama.

 

Obama’s life has been a remarkable odyssey, from the child of a somewhat unstable mother, through being the protégé of communist Frank Marshall Davis, very probably his biological father, to the machinations of Chicago politics and finally to the Oval Office. But legacy? I don’t think Obama will have much of one. Dismantling his executive orders and abuses of presidential power will not take long. Erasing his “legacy” will be a matter of weeks and maybe months, not years.

 

Obamacare? Unwinding that mess will not be easy and may take longer. Obamacare, moreover, will be the great example of why he was/is a failed president.

 

Over the decades both parties had failed to deal with failings in our health care system, largely due to the enormity of the challenges. Republicans failed and Democrats failed. Many attempted but no one succeeded in reaching the mountaintop. Until Obama.

 

And he could have built a legacy that endured for the ages. Sadly, due to his own character flaws, he didn’t. Obama wanted to show his opponents he was in control, that he had defeated them. And in the process he defeated himself.

 

If Obama had thrown Republican a few bones, such as intestate sales of insurance, health savings accounts and a few other harmless provisions, and trimmed some of the managerial excesses of his health plan, he could have enacted almost all of his agenda with Republican support. Instead he froze Republicans out, and the American People then froze Obama out. Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory while still proclaiming he had “won” when in reality he had lost badly. He betrayed his supporters and energized his opponents. So what could have been a massive success ultimately turned into an utter failure due to the president’s overweening ego and insufferable triumphalism.

 

So, yes, Obama “couda been a “contendah.” But ultimately, he wrote his own ticket to Palookaville. That will be his enduring legacy. Because the two men are so similar in many personality traits hopefully Obama’s failure will be a warning to Trump.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1]

 

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1189687/posts

 

[2]

 

http://www.orangestatepress.com

 

[3]

 

 

New citations after emailing:

 

 

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Republican Andy Martin endorses New Hampshire US Senator Kelly Ayotte for reelection in last-minute appeal

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Andy Martin endorses New Hampshire U S Senator Kelly Ayotte in last-minute appeal

 

(Manchester, NH) (November 8, 2016)

 

Dear New Hampshire neighbor:

 

If you have not yet voted, or are waiting in line to vote (and are seeing this message on a smart phone or similar device) please vote to reelect U S Senator Kelly Ayotte.

 

Some of you have been unhappy with Senator Ayotte’s performance in office. I know the list of complaints. But there is more good than bad in Senator Ayotte’s record. She deserves reelection. We deserve a senator motivated by honesty and integrity. Senator Ayotte is a decent human being. I have campaigned alongside her at various events and have had the opportunity to observe her up close. I have also studied her record.

 

Senator Ayotte is not perfect. No candidate and certainly no public official is. You have probably heard the expression “politics is the art of the possible” many times. Today, Election Day, Senator Ayotte is the only choice for a sensible Granite State voter.

 

If anyone has reason to be unhappy with Ayotte, it’s me. Kelly is far too close to Jennifer Horn. Horn’s cabal has led Kelly into a disastrous series of intra-party interventions here at home in New Hampshire. I hope after the election that Kelly will sit down with me so I can explain why conservatives are so unhappy. In particular, I wish she would keep her distance from Senators McCain and Graham.

 

Nevertheless Kelly’s opponent, Maggie Hassan, is the most despicable senate candidate in the nation. As I said, no candidate and no official is perfect. But Hassan is objectively evil by any rational standard. Hassan’s cover-up of child molesting at Phillips Exeter Academy was the worst personal scandal I have observed in fifty years of national political activism. Hassan’s failure to protect helpless adolescents was a failure of character and basic decency.

 

My views in this letter are my own. No one has asked me to endorse Senator Ayotte. I do so only because in my conscience I see Kelly as the only one for New Hampshire’s future. I hope you do too.

 

Because of the closeness of the race it is possible that only a handful of votes could separate Ayotte from her opponents. We have a history of close votes in New Hampshire.

 

Please vote to reelect Senator Ayotte.

 

Andy Martin

 

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Chicago news conference – Andy Martin explains why Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner computer is a smoking gun

Chicago news conference today: Corruption fighter and conservative Republican columnist/blogger Andy Martin explains why the Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner computer may be a “smoking gun” in the Clinton email scandal and thus is such a critical piece of evidence. Andy says Huma’s computer may be the “missing link” or “smoking backup” in the expanding Clinton email server scandal.

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For Immediate release:

 

Announcement of Chicago news conference Monday, October 31

 

October 31 Chicago news conference details:

 

Who:

 

National and New Hampshire corruption fighter and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin

 

What:

 

“Internet powerhouse” Andy Martin offers his analysis and explains why the Abedin/Weiner laptop computer may be a “smoking gun” in the Clinton email scandal

 

Where:

 

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

 

When:

 

Monday, October 31, 2016; 6:00 P.M.

 

 

Andy Martin says Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner laptop computer was probably set as “backup” for the original Clinton email server in 2009

 

Andy says no one could have processed the reported “hundreds of thousands” of emails on the laptop, so much of the content on the Abedin/Weiner computer must have been placed there automatically

 

Andy says the Abedin/Weiner computer may be “the missing link” or “smoking gun” in the email scandal and Abedin’s role makes that possibility more likely than not

 

Andy says the Abedin/Weiner computer may be the “smoking gun,” in reality the “smoking backup,” computer in the growing Clinton email scandal

 

“If Huma lied to the FBI,” Andy says, “she and Clinton go down; Anthony Weiner also has an incentive to sing”

 

(CHICAGO) (October 31, 2016) Andy Martin, the corruption-fighting independent Internet columnist and blogger with over a half-century of experience in national politics, will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, October 31st to explain his analysis of the significance of the Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner laptop computer now being examined by the FBI.

 

Andy can be reached in Chicago at (312) 440-4124.

 

“I have been studying the Clinton email sever scandal since it arose eighteen months ago,” Andy says. “But I was challenged by what I thought were the missing pieces or open questions of the situation. The latest reporting on the Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner computer finally crystalized for me at least one ‘missing link:’ Where was the original backup for Clinton’s Chappaqua server?

 

“I am not a technical expert but I do have systems integration experience due to my worldwide collection of information, most recently in the Middle East in August.

 

“Not the first, but probably the second or third question a systems manager would ask is ‘where is the backup going to be hosted?’

 

“Here is what we know: First, Bryan Pagilano initially had a piece of ‘iron’ in the Clinton’s basement. That was a stand-alone server. There almost certainly had to be a back-up hosted somewhere else. No one creates a network without a backup. Given that the backup could not be hosted at the State Department, and given the Clinton’s reluctance to open their circle to many people, the backup had to be hosted off-site and with a trusted person. That’s where the Abedin laptop computer becomes my focal point. Pagliano probably asked ‘where do we put the backup copy?’ and someone said ‘why not Huma’s computer. That’s in a secure place.’

 

“Second, latest reports indicate there may be as many as many as 650,000 emails on the Abedin/Weiner computer (please see link below). There is no way a human being could manage that many emails. So many of those emails had to be placed on the Abedin/Weiner computer automatically, most likely through some sort of automatic backup program.

 

“Third, Platte River Networks did not start servicing the Clinton server until June, 2013. Where was, the backup hosted between 2009 and 2013?

 

“Fourth, Huma may have lied to the FBI about the contents of her home computer; Anthony Weiner has every incentive to cut a deal to save his own skin. We have two people who are tottering, each of whom could sink Hillary Clinton, Inc.

 

“To summarize, we have a missing backup location dating from at least 2009 to 2013, we have hundreds of thousands of emails mysteriously appearing on a computer at the home of Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner and we know Abedin was Clinton’s most trusted confidante. The conclusion that the Abedin/Weiner computer was in all probability configured as an automatic backup to the Clinton Chappaqua server, or was set up to function manually in that capacity, is almost inescapable.

 

“That is why the FBI was prompted to reopen the investigation.

 

“That is also why the Abedin computer is such a treasure trove of information. That computer may be the missing link, the only complete record of the Clinton email server’s history,” Andy says. “We continue to work all of our sources to further substantiate our analysis of the significance of the Abedin/Weiner computer. We think the FBI may have stumbled across the smoking gun, rather the ‘smoking backup’ computer of the email scandal.”

 

Andy is temporarily based in Chicago through November 4th doing election-related investigation, analysis and reporting.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-agents-knew-of-clinton-related-emails-weeks-before-director-was-briefed/2016/10/30/657ed266-9eb1-11e6-8d63-3e0a660f1f04_story.html?

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also, see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2016 – All Rights Reserved

Chicago news conference: Corruption fighter and conservative Republican columnist/blogger Andy Martin says Donald Trump “wins” by “losing” Speaker Paul Ryan

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National (866) 706-2639

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Announcement of Chicago news conference Monday, October 10

 

October 10 Chicago news conference details:

 

Who:

 

National and New Hampshire corruption fighter and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin

 

What:

 

Andy Martin explains why Donald Trump “wins” by “losing” Speaker Paul Ryan; Andy calls on Mark Kirk to step down as a candidate for U. S. Senator because of his debate performance

 

Where:

 

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

 

When:

 

Monday, October 10, 2016; 5:00 P.M.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Andy Martin says Donald Trump has scored a major “win” by “losing” Speaker Paul Ryan

 

Andy says Ryan and many of his naysayers had become excess baggage in the presidential campaign and a negative influence on Trump’s chances of winning

 

Andy says that the liberal media have become a “Trump lynch mob” and that Trump has now cleared the decks to win as an independent Republican

 

Andy says that based on Mark Kirk’s disastrous performance at a recent Chicago Tribune editorial board debate, Mark Kirk should “do the right thing” and withdraw as a candidate

 

(CHICAGO) (October 10, 2016) Andy Martin, the corruption-fighting independent Internet columnist and blogger with over a half-century of experience in national politics, will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, October 10th to explain why Donald Trump “wins” by “losing” Speaker Paul Ryan, and also to call on Mark Kirk to withdraw as a candidate.

 

Andy can be reached in Chicago at (312) 440-4124.

 

“I have a longer analysis piece in progress,” Andy says. “But in view of the relentless media lynch mob directed at Donald Trump on Monday I wanted to explain today on an expedited basis how Donald Trump ‘wins’ by ‘losing’ Paul Ryan and how Trump is now free to refashion his campaign to serve the American people.

 

“I have nothing personal against Paul Ryan. He represents his district and he is elected by his colleagues. That’s fine. But Ryan was a dead weight for Trump and the national campaign.

 

“Ryan is the man who wanted to gut Medicare. Trump supports Medicare. Ryan is part of the lobbyist-industrial complex. For obvious reasons the lobbyist-industrial complex loathes Trump.

 

“There is nothing worse than false professions of party unity and personal piety emanating from Ryan and others. I wish Ryan the best. But his departure from the list of Trump’s ‘supporters’ is a major boon for Trump. Likewise, many of the other two-faced Republicans have benefited Trump by denying him.

 

“Trump’s biggest problem, apart from his colorful past, was that the Republican Party is massively unpopular with ordinary voters. Many Republican Party proposals are anti-consumer and anti-family, this from a party that professes to be pro-family. In the primaries, Trump won by de facto running against the party. He defeated all of the party’s favorites. He won by being a non-ideologue in an increasingly ideological political environment, both Democratic and Republican.

 

“I don’t agree with everything Trump says, but in my longer analysis I will explain why Trump’s ‘positions’ are immaterial, despite media demands for specificity. I will have more to say with my detailed analysis of why ‘Trump has already won the presidency and must now win the White House.’

 

“My own half-century of national political experience gives me an independent and ‘contrarian’ view of how skillful leaders can exploit cleavages even within their own ranks. By jettisoning Ryan, politely, Trump can now run as a man of no party who only seeks to serve the people. Trump can say that ideologues have abandoned him, and that Ryan’s departure is an endorsement of his independence. Ryan’s ‘support’ was always lukewarm at best. Ryan’s reliance on the ridiculous ‘sex tape’ as a pretext to withdraw his support of Trump is merely a pretext for ongoing, underlying discomfort related to differences on the real issues facing Americans.

 

“I don’t know if the Trump team is skillful and nimble enough to exploit Ryan’s departure but if they are, contrary to the latest media hysteria the departure of Paul Ryan and any fellow travelers will free Trump to win the White House. He has already won the presidency.

 

“The media have created a toxic environment and lynch mob atmosphere because the media is hardwired into Paul Ryan and the lobbyist-industrial-Clinton complex, not Donald Trump and the American people.”

 

Andy is temporarily based in Chicago through Election Day.

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Corruption fighter Andy Martin: Why I still support Donald Trump for president; and how the media are destroying America

Corruption fighter Andy Martin explains why he still supports Donald Trump for president, and why and how the media is destroying America. Andy says the media attacks on Donald Trump, orchestrated by the Hillary Clinton campaign, are going to boomerang and backfire and will probably elect Trump president. Andy is en route to Chicago where he will hold a Monday news conference supporting Trump and excoriating Illinois Senator Mark Kirk. Andy calls the media assault on the Republican Party’s presidential candidate “a de facto left-wing coup attempt to nullify the votes of the American people.”

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Andy Martin says Donald Trump needs a “Checkers moment” at the debate on Sunday night

 

Andy accuses America’s media of staging a de facto “coup to nullify the votes of the American people”

 

Andy says America’s media have become an “enemy of the American people”

 

Andy says massive hypocrisy accompanies the latest political attacks on Trump; Trump’s “sex tape” remarks, while deplorable, are mostly blather and hardly unusual for a man who came to maturity fifty years ago

 

Andy says “Let’s be clear on the distinction between Donald Trump’s potty mouth and Bill Clinton’s actual sexual attacks on women”

 

Andy offers a step-step analysis of the Trump “sex tape” brouhaha

 

Andy says, “A generation after Bill Clinton introduced the nation’s children to adult sex, another Clinton is once again saturating our public life with sexual conversation, this time for her political gain”

 

(CHICAGO) (October 9, 2016) “I would like to explain why I still support Donald Trump for president,” says corruption fighter and maverick Republican Andy Martin.

 

“During the past couple of days media hypocrisy and corruption have reached a new high, and the American people are now under assault by a left-wing media’s attempt to stage a de facto coup against the American people.” Andy is en route to a Chicago news conference where he will defend Donald Trump and attack Senator Mark Kirk.

 

“Donald Trump’s vulgar speech decades ago is no surprise. It has been a staple of media controversy since Megyn Kelly’s original question fourteen months ago at the first Republican candidates’ debate. What is new is the way the media are trying to starve the presidential campaign of substance, and are acting as an arm of the Clinton campaign by spewing forth Hillary’s sexual smut about Trump as legitimate campaign coverage.

 

“The Washington Post reporter who received the latest Trump ‘sex tape’ knew his source. In other words, unlike the claims of the New York Times that an envelope mysteriously appeared in the Times mail room with excerpts from Trump’s tax return, reporter David Farenthold admits he knew his source. Well, who was this ‘known’ source? Obviously a Clinton campaign mudslinger.

 

“A generation ago, in the 1990’s, Bill Clinton’s sexual adventures in the Oval Office coarsened this nation’s conversation. Today another Clinton, Hillary, is coarsening the nation’s politics by seeking to use sexual smears to defeat Donald Trump. The Clintons are both despicable human beings.

 

“Let’s look at the reality of what Trump has called a ‘distraction,’ and what is nothing less than Hillary’s effort to cheapen our politics with irrelevant sexual smut.

 

  1. Hypocrisy is in flower, thanks to the Clintons, again

 

“It is clear that Clinton’s dirt diggers and friends in the media are the source of the latest sex tape, and perhaps there are more to come. But what of it? What is relevant about Donald Trump’s pathetic conversation on a bus eleven years ago? Our free commercial television is saturated with sexual innuendo and increasingly with sexual artifice. Cable television is flooded with sexual images and activity. What, exactly, about Trump’s potty-mouthed nonsense is so essential to our national conversation? Nothing but grabbing more power and money for the Clintons. They are literally defacing our national political season with their obscene activity.

 

“Hypocrisy is in season. Who was among the first to jump on Trump? Why Jeb Bush of course. But Bush had a mistress in Tallahassee and a full-blown sex scandal when he was governor of Florida. David Letterman has been prominently featured for calling Trump ‘damaged.’ Compared to Letterman, Trump is a choirboy. Letterman was a sexual predator on the stage of his own late-night show. Letterman was notorious for his sexual predations on his staff. Letterman literally had to apologize for his misdeeds. Now he is a ‘conscience’ for men of morality? Letterman is ‘damaged,’ not Trump.

 

  1. The 1960’s are still with us

 

“Fifty-five years ago I went to work as a busboy in an excusive restaurant to support my ‘family,’ a 1955 Plymouth. Most of the waiters and busboys cracked gross jokes and acted out gross memes. In retrospect, it was what the world looked like in the Mad Men era. Then I went to Illinois to play football. There was real ‘locker room banter’ in Memorial Stadium, not Trump’s pussytalk.

 

“Donald Trump not only grew up in another era, he grew up two eras ago. His language a decade ago still reflected the period when he was a teenager and college student.

 

“Hillary also has a potty mouth, but no one mentions that fact. What about Hillary’s swearing and abuse of public servants such as the Secret Service? Silence from the media. Another cover-up.

 

“Is Trump the only candidate who talks trash? They both do.

 

  1. Trump’s fibbing finally catches up with him

 

“I first met Trump in 1978 or 79. I see him in my church occasionally, and have been to Mar A Lago. I don’t see him trash talking today. Back in the 70’s? I am sure he did. But most of what Trump has always said was fibbing. He lied about his buildings; do you suppose he didn’t exaggerate about his women as well?

 

“Celebrities do get away with behavior that is scorned by ordinary people. Is that an inaccurate statement worthy of endless repetition on cable TV? Eleven years ago Trump was a celebrity, nothing more. Is it surprising that he said celebrities get special treatment? Not to me. Trump’s language, looked at in isolation a decade latter, is despicable. Looked at as part of his typical theater of banter, exaggeration, fibbing and sheer nonsense, he was merely being in character while trying to impress a lightweight like Billy Bush.

 

  1. The coming backlash and boomerang of the American people

 

“If Hillary Clinton plans to conduct her campaign for the next month by releasing sex tapes and garbage from the Howard Stern Show – the latest source of ‘news’ on CNN –  and other lurid locations, and the media fosters her filthy strategy of polluting our national conversation, there will be an incredible backlash and boomerang against the media and against Clinton.

 

“Trump will win the presidency.

 

“Trump has never denied who he was and what he was; his history of over-the-top behavior is what made him a credible candidate in the first place. But do we really need to listen to Hillary’s continuing release of smut just because she can’t run a campaign and can’t win on her own issues? I don’t think the American people will stand for Hillary’s strategy. She is polluting our nation with unnecessary sexuality the same way her husband did a generation ago. The Clinton’s are bad people.

 

“The fact that the liberal media, which have launched an unprecedented campaign of personal destruction against Trump, are supporting Clinton’s ‘smut strategy’ is disgraceful. Trump’s imbecilic language was maybe worth a brief mention or two. His remarks a decade ago should in no way be allowed to disrupt a discussion of the issues.

 

  1. Hello evangelicals: there is no sinner like a reformed sinner

 

“Evangelicals know something about sin, and sinners. They know that reformed sinners can be the straightest people of all. I suspect Trump would be a very ‘straight’ president in the White House. He is a reformed sinner.

 

  1. Trump better have a “Checkers” moment ready

 

“In 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon rescued his candidacy after a disclosure of a slush fund used to fund his personal expenses. Nixon gave the famous ‘Checkers’ speech and saved himself. I hope Trump has a Checkers strategy ready. He needs one.

 

  1. Finally, I would rather be led by a jerk than a crook

 

“There is always the chance that I am right, that Trump is a reformed sinner and that he would be a decent president. How could he be worse than Hillary, who is now exposed by Wikileaks as calling for open borders? I don’t know.

 

“I do know for sure the Clintons are crooks. They have sold out our nation from the Secretary of State’s office the same way they sold out the Lincoln Bedroom when they were in the White House. Let’s be honest: the Clintons are trash.

 

“Honestly, if I have to choose between being led by a jerk or a crook, I will choose the jerk every time.

 

“I am not going to condemn most of those who have dumped Trump; many of them weren’t supporting him to begin with. It’s a free country and both public officials and candidates are still entitled to run their own campaigns. But I hold a special contempt for Senator Mark Kirk. Kirk is a sick man. One of his arms has to be lashed down to a wheelchair. He can’t walk. He can’t speak. His mind is squiffy. Kirk’s doctor’s concept of ‘cognitive recovery’ is a joke. The Republican Party has no business supporting a sick man for the strenuous job of U. S. Senator. Yet Republicans have no problem supporting a vegetable like Kirk, while they condemn Trump for goofy remarks he made over a decade ago.

 

“I vote in New Hampshire, so I can’t vote against Kirk. But Kirk is a disgrace to the Republican Party. I would dump Kirk before I would dump Trump.

 

“Donald is quite right when he says he has done some stupid things. He has. He has done a lot of bad acts. He has committed a lot of sins. But as between the Clinton’s cravenness, that probably cost some Americans their lives because of Hillary’s skeevy server, and Trump, who is a genuine patriot, I will stand by Trump every time.

 

“Please join me in supporting Donald Trump. He’s not a perfect choice. But he’s clearly the best choice for president,” Andy says. “Bill Clinton disgraced this nation with his sexual appetites and misconduct. Unlike Trump, who is a blabbermouth, Clinton is a rapist. Bill Clinton defiled our national home. Hillary defended her husband the rapist and excoriated his victims; now she is flooding our national conversation with irrelevant sexuality to detract attention from her own failed campaign and failed character.

 

“Someone should step down as a candidate and withdraw. And that’s Hillary, not Donald. Hillary is the real disgrace.

 

“As for the media, they are trying to stage a coup and deprive the American people of a rational and informed presidential campaign. The media are carrying Hillary Clinton’s dung, and they should and will be held accountable by decent American voters.”

 

Watch for Andy’s Monday news conference details. He can be reached in Chicago at (312) 440-4124.

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Corruption fighter Andy Martin defends Donald Trump against an attack by Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly

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(CHICAGO) (October 5, 2016)

 

ANDY MARTIN

Adjunct Professor of Law

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406

Chicago, IL 60611-4723

Tel. (312) 440-4124

Web site: AndyMartin.com

E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com

Blog: ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com

 

 

October 5, 2016

 

Alderman Brendan Reilly

Suite 510

325 W. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Email: office@ward42chicago.com

 

Dear Alderman Reilly:

 

I am a conservative Republican who maintains a residence in your ward and generally agrees with all of Donald Trump’s criticisms of Chicago’s governance. I find your petty and childish attack on Trump more embarrassing to Chicago than Trump’s peccadilloes. Don’t you have something more important to do than trying to undo an honorary plaza? Are you auditioning for “corrupt ignoramus of the month on the city council?”

 

The City of New York also tried to retaliate against Trump and found that the Constitution precluded such petty retaliation. You are quite open about using city power to harass and retaliate against Trump because he has exercised his right to free speech and participated in the democratic process. Your behavior is flagrantly unconstitutional; but what do you know? Most members of the Chicago Council are incompetent lawyers. People don’t hold the city council in high regard, but you just dropped that body to a new low with your latest tactic.

 

Point One: Chicago is a mess. Taxes are high, services are deteriorating, and there is little hope in prospect. Cook County also has the highest taxes in the nation, and like Chicago wants to increase more taxes on residents of the city and county. You call this a record to run on? The Mike Madigan-led Democratic corruption in Springfield has made the State of Illinois a national basket case and laughingstock.

 

I don’t agree with everytign Trump says and indeed I am preparing a critical column about him for my blog.

 

But the idea that some low-life local politician would try to harass the man because of his free speech views is repugnant to me and any thinking citizen.

 

Point Two: Contrary to Democratic Party and NBC News propaganda, “stop and frisk” is not unconstitutional. One federal judge made such a claim, but she was removed from the case for bias. So the ruling has zero precedential value. The Soviet-style Mayor of New York, mired in his own corruption scandals, fixed the appeal to prevent a ruling that would have very possibly reversed the district judge and approved stop and frisk.

 

I have had a presence in this neighborhood for 45 years. I am working in Chicago on a full-time, short-term basis. I can assure you that until recently you never saw police on Michigan Avenue. You tell me security is improving. My eyes tell me the contrary. Who do you expect me to believe? You? Or my lying eyes?

 

Why don’t you devote some energy to fighting corruption in the city government and leave Mr. Trump alone? Can’t find any corruption in Chicago? Call me; I’ll show you where it is. Then you can actually do something useful to earn your salary.

 

Tens of millions of Americans agree with Trump about his criticism of this city. Jerks like you might create a backlash and trigger a tourist boycott. How would you like that?

 

I would urge you to revoke your proposed ordinance forthwith. If you actually plan to proceed with your idiocy with a hearing, I ask to be notified so I may appear and speak in defense of Trump and in opposition to your harebrained behavior.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Andy Martin

 

AM:sp

 

cc: Mayor Rahm Emanuel

 

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-honorary-way-remove-1006-chicago-inc-20161005-story.html

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Huffington Post: Obama expert Andy Martin played a “pivotal role” in the 2008 presidential campaign

As Barack Obama slowly slips into history, Andy Martin’s “pivotal role” in American presidential history is slowly being acknowledged by leftists and, ultimately, by historians. In a new analysis of the “Birther” movement by the Huffington Post Andy is credited with creating the “rumor” that Barack Obama’s religious loyalty was questionable. Sam Stein writes that Andy’s TV appearance on Fox News “play(ed) a pivotal role in the campaign.” “What ‘leftists’ do not realize, however, is that their ‘rumors’ are in reality just troubling facts that Barack Obama has never clarified or refused to address. As Stein quotes Obama, Obama always has ‘better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do,’ because in his convoluted mind Obama has always been too high-minded and simply too good for the American people. We have always been beneath him. Respectfully, both I and the American people beg to disagree with President Obama,” says Andy. “I also predict that history will also find that Obama was a failed president. I predicted that outcome way back in 2007.”

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Andy says the “Birther” movement came into being because, as Barack Obama himself confirmed, Obama was a “different kind of candidate”

 

“I have no quarrel with Sam Stein’s recapitulation,” Andy says, “But Sam understates the extent to which Obama himself was the ‘First Birther’ and created the Birther movement”

 

 

(NEW YORK) (September 23, 2016) “Last week I conducted my ‘last Birther News Conference’ (please see link #1 below) and, absent extraordinary circumstances do not expect to hold another one,” says Andy Martin. “But Sam Stein’s story today in the Huffington Post (please see link #2 below) starts creating the actual leftist ‘history’ of what happened during the 2008 presidential campaign. So a gentle response is called for.

 

“The fundamental flaw in Stein’s article, as with all leftist writing, is that he does not recognize or admit that what the left calls ‘rumors’ are actually ‘facts’ or opinions that the left wants to pretend do not exist. Stein does mention the phony Kenyan ‘grandmother’ that Barack Obama created to confuse the media and to present a false family narrative, a false narrative that later boomeranged when Donald Trump exploited Obama’s own lie.

 

“Stein also places me in something of an aeropagus, as someone whose original research and honest reporting ‘would later play a pivotal role in the [2008 presidential] campaign.’ (please see link #2). Barack Obama was forced to launch a full, frontal attack on me personally, while trying to ignore the historical evidence I had unearthed. Obama’s effort failed. My ‘history’ will endure alongside his own.

 

“And Stein, of course, claims that I live in a ‘fever swamp.’ (I actually live in New Hampshire today.) Where are these ‘fever swamps?’ We need to know because according to the Huffington Post all Republicans and certainly all conservatives’ live in ‘fever swamps,’ en route to some day being placed in FEMA camps by an Obamaite president. I am tagged as the Left’s answer to question, ‘Who is Lee Atwater’s successor,’ as ‘Andy Martin, a dark arts Republican from Illinois who helped spread many of the rumors (facts?) about Obama’s origins.’

 

“Ironically, the reason I have endured as a symbol of the public’s continuing questions about Obama is that I never told a lie. I always maintained that Obama was born in Hawai’i, and I called out those who disagreed because they lacked probative evidence to sustain their own claims. My writing and my analysis have survived the scrutiny of history. Thus, untimely, Birtherism, despite its many branches (e.g., natural born citizen, place of birth, release of birth certificate) was not built on ‘rumors’ but on rock solid truth.

 

“I told the truth about Obama. The firestorm I created played ‘a pivotal role in the [2008 presidential] campaign.’ Unfortunately for them, and for him, Obama and his operatives are stuck with me as we ride off together into the historical sunset. I told the truth about Obama and the truth created doubts that spawned a movement that in Stein’s own admission ‘will likely never fully die.’

 

“While you can call what I do ‘dark arts,’ spinning the truth in a way that creates problems for the opposition has always been a legitimate part of American politics. I am proud of the role I played and continue to play as I analyze Hillary Clinton for a story next week.  I will no doubt be accused of playing a ‘pivotal role in the 2016 presidential] campaign.’

 

“It cannot be emphasized enough that I never said Obama was born anywhere but Hawai’i, which was why I particularly irritated the president. He loved to agitate his base with the more outrageous claims of less scrupulous Birthers. And while Sam says I live in a ‘fever swamp,’ at least its an honest fever swamp in contradistinction to the ‘Sanders swamps’ where Hillary Clintons’ own adherents reside today. (I am working in Illinois over the next few weeks, on a blockbuster analysis of Madame Hillary.)

 

Finally, if you read my Psychological Profile of Barack Obama, prepared in 2007, who today can disagree with my preliminary analysis and conclusions way back in 2007? (please see link #3) The CIA could not have done better job,” says Andy.

 

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#1

 

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/new-york-news-conference-sunday-the-last-birther-news-conference/

 

#2

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-birtherism_us_57e55a91e4b0e80b1ba1b470?section=&

 

#3

 

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2007/02/10/the-mask-of-barack-obama-a-psychological-profile/

 

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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