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Andy Martin will discuss Jeb Bush’s mysterious wife Columba Bush Monday, March 23rd on the nationally syndicated radio show “Bill Martinez Live”

New Hampshire Republican Party maverick, Jeb Bush adversary and “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin discusses Columba Bush Monday morning, March 23rd at 10:20 A.M. (EST) on the nationally syndicated (from Miami) radio show “Bill Martinez Live.” Listen on the Internet at: http://billmartinezlive.com/listen-live/.

“Columba Bush is drawing increasing attention,” Andy says. “My own work has highlighted that Columba Bush may be the most ignorant potential First Lady in recent history. Published bios suggest she didn’t even graduate from high school. Despite access to the Bush Family’s wealth she has never made any attempt to educate herself or better herself, all while married to a man with presidential aspirations. To put it bluntly, Columba Bush is weird. She has constructed and maintained a fraudulent, forty-year narrative about her father, designed to conceal her peasant roots in rural Mexico. The fact that Jeb Bush entered his bizarre marriage, and has repeatedly lied about his wife’s provenance and that of his in-laws, and has stayed married, says a lot about his own conflicted psyche. Jeb is deluding himself if he thinks his wife will not be an issue in the presidential campaign. Over the coming months I will have much, much more to say about Jeb, his checkered career in Miami and Tallahassee, and his own questionable marital situation. Monday morning is just another installment.”

 

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Andy Martin appears on the “Bill Martinez Live” show Monday morning to discuss Columba Bush

Andy says “presidential wives” do matter during the presidential selection process

Andy says the Bush “marriage” is bizarre from a variety of perspectives

Because of his long association with Florida politics Andy provides unique perspective on Jeb Bush as a candidate, husband and governor

(Manchester, NH) (March 23, 2015) Jeb Bush critic Andy Martin will appear Monday morning at 10:20 A.M. (EST) on the nationally syndicated radio talk show “Bill Martinez Live” to discuss presidential aspirant Jeb Bush’s wife Columba. Listen live on the Internet at: http://billmartinezlive.com/listen-live/

“People can legitimately ask,” Andy says, “does Jeb Bush’s wife matter? Indeed she does. First, being First Lady is a position in our national life that is unique. Unlike the wife of the governor of Florida, a First Lady cannot hide in a White House closet and watch TV day and night.

“Second, the state of a marriage has a lot to say about the state of the president’s mind, and about his or her fitness for the stresses of the Oval Office.

“I have a proven track record of analyzing presidential candidates and their personality structures. In 2007 I authored a ‘Psychological Profile of Barack Obama.’ The analysis was uncannily accurate. I explained why Obama would be a failure in the Oval Office, way back in 2007. In 1999, I predicted George W. Bush wanted to start a war with Iraq. How’s that for accuracy? So when I criticize the psychological profile of public figures I have a proven record of being accurate, impartial and nonpartisan.

“Entirely apart from her husband, Columba Bush is bizarre in her own right. She apparently never finished high school. Her lack of educational attainment is an embarrassment.

“Columba and Jeb, moreover, have spent over forty years lying about her father and trying to erase him from their family album, all because Columba’s father came from a peasant family.

“I am in the process of assembling a massive dossier of information about Jeb and Columba. But here is a question raised Sunday, March 22nd by a story in the Washington Post: If Columba’s father was so ‘bad,’ why did he help her obtain a Social Security card at the age of 13? The Post story raises another question: why is Jeb hiding the evidence and facts about Columba’s Green Card? The Washington Post article leaves unanswered questions.

“Admittedly, I have a personal dislike for Mr. Bush. But I would never let my personal antipathy color my professional analytics.

“I welcome the opportunity to raise questions about Columba Bush with Bill Martinez’ audience and am uniquely qualified to do so. I am not anti-Hispanic. In a primary election I carried Miami-Dade County with over 60% f the vote. I was bilingual from birth (but not Hispanic). Without any personal ethnic bias whatsoever I am merely pointing out Jeb Bush and his wife are unsuited for our preeminent national office.

“Sixteen years ago I warned that George W. Bush was unsuited for the White House. No one was listening. Bush went on to start a useless and fraudulent war, and devastate our economy, all while neglecting to direct sufficient force at our genuine enemies. Eight years ago I warned about Obama; again no one was listening. Today America is suffering because voters ignored my evidence. So far I am 2 for 2 with my predictions and analytics.

“And today I am sounding the alarm bell about Jeb Bush and his bizarre marriage/relationship with Columba Bush. ‘When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?’”

Bulletin:

Andy returns to Hawai’i on April 8th to continue his investigations into the family history and current activity of President Barack “Barry” Obama. Join him in Honolulu and see how and why Andy is making presidential history.

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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-seven 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.

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.EnglishforAmerica.org, 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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Andy Martin says the Selma Alabama Fiftieth Anniversary march was a lost opportunity for national reconciliation

New Hampshire Republican Party maverick and national columnist Andy Martin says the Fiftieth Anniversary of the original Selma Alabama march was a typical Barack Obama clown show, and a lost opportunity for a day of national reconciliation. Andy says Obama should have warmly welcomed the presence of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, instead of marginalizing them and effectively cropping them out of photos of the events taking place on “Selma Saturday.” Andy accuses the liberal national media of proffering false praise for Obama’s Selma speechifying, and misleading readers and viewers as to the lost opportunity for a day of national unity, healing and reconciliation. Andy says no civil rights law will ever pass again, unless such legislation passes with Republican support. Civil rights “leaders” will have to learn to work with Republicans or their movement will soon be extinct.

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Andy Martin says “Selma Saturday” confirmed his 2009 prediction that Barry Obama and his posse are the most ignorant and self-absorbed people to ever control the White House

Andy says the fiftieth anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama could have been a historic moment for national reconciliation, but it wasn’t

Andy says that today’s civil rights leaders lack the vision of the movement’s founders such as Martin Luther King

Andy says the “civil rights” movement is literally dying out because so-called leaders refuse to lead and instead insist on petty posturing for their own self-aggrandizement

(Manchester, NH) (March 10, 2015) When President Barack Obama and his posse moved into the White House six years ago I said they were the most ignorant and nouveau riche bunch of people to even hold court in Washington. Last Saturday, at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Alabama march, Obama and his posse proved me right once again.

The Fiftieth Anniversary of Selma was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a president to work towards national unity and reconciliation.

Many if not most African-Americans believe they are treated unfairly by government. They believe their lives do not matter. Half a century after the civil rights era it is a tragedy that so many Americans have unhappy feelings. Partially, their concerns are correct, as the University of Oklahoma racist video appears to confirm. But partially, perhaps substantially, African-Americans are wrong. Hundreds of millions of Americans are people of good will who believe in national unity and racial reconciliation. Americans are hungry for great leadership; today we are controlled by the pygmies in Washington.

So where did Obama go wrong on “Selma Saturday?”

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush went to Selma to join the commemoration. But you would never know that from either the news coverage of the events that took place at the Selma bridge or the photography which emerged. The liberal media were so busy praising Obama’s empty words they literally erased Bush’s presence in Selma.

National news media “blacked out” Bush’s presence. All you saw was Obama, all Obama, all-the-time.

Bush, Obama and I have something in common. I was the first name on George W. Bush’s enemies list (his brother Jeb attacked me). And I was the first name on Barack Obama’s enemies list (Obama stooge Robert Gibbs attacked me) (and we now know Obama has such a list, as Senator Bob Menendez is learning). So I am no fan of either Bush or Obama.

But I respect the institution of the presidency, and I respect the humanity and traditions of our great nation. Saturday was a time for greatness. Unfortunately, the day was devoted to Obama’s low class pettiness.

Obama and Bush should have marched together. Bush should have been invited to speak. He is a man of few words; the speech would have been short. Unfortunately, the Obama jamboree was all about Obama.

And Obama did not disappoint.

The speech Obama gave was vintage “Barry.” Flailing arms. Voice shimmering up and down. Obama’s gyrations were a carbon copy of his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention. But then all of Obama’s speeches are a carbon copy of his 2004 shtick. The liberals loved Obama’s Selma performance, but the reality was to the contrary: more empty words, more hollow promises, more shallow exhortations.

Obama could not bear to share the stage with Bush. Obama can barely share the stage with himself.

John Lewis gave some remarks but Lewis also fell short. Lewis is a historic figure. He was there fifty years ago; he was beaten to within an inch of his life by the mob of state troopers hat rioted at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. But Lewis also fell short.

The civil rights movement is literally dying out. Lewis is in his seventies. Jesse Jackson is no spring chicken, and he was an afterthought, not a center of attention, in Selma. Al Sharpton is an old chicken. Can you name an articulate civil rights “leader” in his 30’s? Probably not. There aren’t any.

Obama was babbling about voting rights in Selma. But he was taking to himself. He said that the people who were present should go back to Washington and press for new civil rights laws. Huh?

No new laws are going to be passed. The civil rights movement in America is dead. Civil rights leaders killed it.

The civil rights advances of the 1950’s and 1960’s could not have been adopted without White support. Whites marched. Whites died. But watching the Selma celebration Saturday you would never know Whites had anything to do with passing civil rights. You would never know Republicans were the key to the passage of civil rights; most Democrats voted against the civil rights and voting rights laws.

There was no room for a White presence on Selma Saturday.

Now, obviously, the parties have changed since the 1960’s. Republicans no longer lead the way on civil rights, and Democrats no longer vote against civil rights. Despite the fact that a Republican president sent federal troops into Little Rock to integrate the high school there, during the 1960s the African-American vote completed the transition from being solidly Republican to being solidly Democratic.

Politics is about bringing people together. Truthfully, of course, Obama is not a politician. He has succeeded because he is an Obamatician. Obama is focused solely on himself. He worships himself; Islam is only a secondary religion in his life, Christianity a distant third. Obama is fundamentally ignorant, small, petty. He is, in fact, everything he says to be against (ignorance, smallness, pettiness).

Saturday was a time for Obama to rally the nation. He should have welcomed Bush; the two presidents should have marched hand in hand. Instead Obama just wanted to blather to his shrinking base. Yes, shrinking. The civil rights community is dying out as African-Americans are left behind and eclipsed by the explosive growth of the Latino community. Civil rights issues, the civil rights agenda is in decline.

The grand Republican-Democratic civil rights coalition of the 1960’s can probably never be reassembled. But there is still a lot of room for a leader, be he or she Democrat or Republican, who extends a warm and welcoming hand to the opposition, who acknowledges the reality that if any civil rights legislation is ever again going to be passed, civil rights leaders are going to have to learn to live with and work with Republicans, yes Republicans. Leadership is about politics, and Obama hates politics.

African-Americans have created a cottage industry claiming Republicans are against voting rights for Blacks. I have never heard a Republican say a word against voting for anyone. I am sure there are a few racists in my own party, just as you can find racists in the Democratic Party. Neither party has a monopoly on ignorance and bigotry. But those who aspire to leadership have to transcend the oddballs and outliers of their respective parties and work towards reconciliation.

We know, for example, that some people lack basic photo identification. “Civil rights” leaders constantly remind us. Older people may have documentary problems. Why not a bipartisan effort to ensure that photo ID’s are available to every American? To be without an ID today is to be consigned to the fringes of modern life, maybe beyond. I don’t know what the mechanics would be but I am absolutely sure of what our goal should be: full inclusion. But so-called civil rights leaders would rather attack Republicans than sit down and work with them. Obama would rather slight George W. Bush than honor and respect him.

Every American should have a photo ID. Every citizen should be a full participant in our national life, which includes voting. But we should also be fully committed to ballot integrity and avoiding voter fraud. Can’t the two parties agree? Sadly, they won’t. If LBJ were alive, he would cut a deal in a day. ID’s for ballot integrity. Done.

But today the office of president has no occupant. The office is vacant. “Barry” Obama is not the big man he dreams of being, he is still a little guy who was reared to hate Whites (thank Frank Marshall Davis for that instruction), who schooled himself to think he was too cool for school. Obama is now paying the price of his smallness and ignorance in his foundering presidency and he will pay a horrible price in history. The Obama “legacy” will be bitter one.

And so, once again, Barack Obama, who never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to unite this nation, and who glories in his own divisiveness, missed an opportunity for a day of national reconciliation and respect for civil rights on Selma Saturday. He won’t have another chance for fifty years.

This nation needs a leader, needs a president, who will bring us together. LBJ united the nation through sheer force of personal power. I know, I was there in the 89th Congress (as a flunky). The Gipper united this nation through sheer force of personality and wisdom.

America cannot survive another failed presidency, which is why Hillary Clinton should not be elected. America needs a successful leader who will extend a hand to people who disagree with and often dislike each other. That is the essence of leading. Taking people who do not want to move outside their comfort zone and bringing them into your own zone. Combining the talents of every citizen, and ensuring that every person’s worth matters in creating and continuing our great national tapestry.

The sad spectacle on Selma Saturday was a reminder we lack such a leader.

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“The only American journalists that are “standing UP” [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ABOUT ANDY:
Andy 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. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 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 has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

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

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).

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Andy Martin asks whether some African-American “congressional leaders” are cheapening the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma, Alabama

Fifty years ago civil rights leaders began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. New Hampshire Republican Party maverick Andy Martin was and continues to be a strong supporter of civil rights. Andy looks back at the Selma march and asks why today’s civil rights leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are now cheapening the memory of the historic event. Andy says national progress can only come when all Americans join together, and when partisan divisions are set aside. Andy cites the New Hampshire Secretary of State as a source of concern that voting laws and voting itself are becoming increasing causes for concern. “If photo ID’s would be good for New Hampshire,” Andy asks. “Why not for everywhere in the United States. Ballot integrity should be paramount. And ballot integrity has nothing to do with diluting respect and reverence for the historic Selma march. The need for photo ID’s is consistent with, not repugnant to, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

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Andy Martin questions whether today’s “civil rights leaders” are polarizing the nation rather than uniting the American people

Andy says the fiftieth anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama is being used to create partisan divisions

Andy says that today’s leaders lack the vision – Republican and Democratic – that united the nation fifty years ago

Andy says the Selma anniversary should not be exploited in 2015 with bogus claims of “poll taxes” and racial discrimination

(Manchester, NH) (March 6, 2015) I grew up in a home that was committed to civil rights. One of the most moving moments in my young life was when my mom looked at me and said, “We are committed to civil rights.” I am just as committed to civil rights today, in 2015, as I was in 1965.

That is why I am saddened to see how today’s so-called “congressional civil rights leaders,” in reality little more than racial hucksters, are cheapening the memory of the great Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama march.

First there was the bogus “Selma” movie that sought to minimize the role of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in achieving voting rights. I worked in Washington during Johnson’s years. Nothing happened in Washington without Johnson’s stamp of approval. No man since has ever been as committed to civil rights as Johnson was. He had a close, but clandestine, relationship with my boss, Senator Paul H. Douglas, and so I had an inside perspective on the relationship between the two men.

Likewise, I was brought up in a home with three-sided religious affiliations: Episcopalian, Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic. All denominations supported the Selma march. Americans became united in rejecting the racism of Jim Crow and the 1965 south.

Time, of course, has not stood still. There have been great successes and abject failures in the past fifty years. The Republican Party has become more conservative, but so has the United States. Data fraud, identity theft and computer crime had yet to be invented in 1965. Voting fraud in Chicago? Still with us. The personal computer, let alone the smart phone, could only be seen in the comic book futurology of 1965.

Today, day after day, African-American members of congress steadily cheapen the memory of Selma and seek to divide us for their own selfish spoils. Instead of using the Selma anniversary to extend their reach, to bring the nation together, to expand their own “base” more deeply into non-African-American communities, these so-called congressional leaders are doing exactly the opposite. They are stridently negative when they could and should be boisterously positive.

Reasonable people can differ about the need for voter identification laws. But here is the reality of 2015, not 1965: in 2015, no one is able to open a bank account without a photo ID. No one can board an airplane without a photo ID. Virtually every federal building requires a photo ID to enter. For African-American leaders to claim that those of us who support ID’s for voting are endorsing racial discrimination, “poll taxes” and mass denial of voting to blacks is an outrage. These false prophets are deepening the racial divide in America, not seeking to eliminate it.

In 1965, when the Congress and the Democratic Party were still controlled by racist white legislators, Republican votes made the difference in approving the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But there would have been no civil rights laws without the support of Republican leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen. Although both Douglas and Dirksen (whom I regularly met) came from Illinois they were polar opposites in temperament. But Dirksen’s support was the linchpin, the indispensable prerequisite for enacting civil rights laws. Without Dirksen, there would have been no voting rights, no civil rights. America would have plunged deeper into a racial abyss.

That’s why those who know (Senators of both parties) have named one of the senate office buildings after Dirksen. Today we live in the world envisioned by Senator Douglas; but we in that because it was enacted by Senator Dirksen.

Are African-American leaders thanking Republicans for enacting voting rights. Not at all. They are excoriating them for currently supporting the need for voter ID laws. To inflate today’s call for basic identification, which is required in every aspect of American life, into some sort of indictment of those who support ballot security, is an outrage. The Democrats’ irrational attacks boomeranged at the polls in 2014, and they will boomerang again in 2016, and will keep boomeranging until today’s “leaders” stop their racially-motivated partisan attacks.

The presidency of African-American Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster. Every day brings new threats of foreign policy collapse and domestic division. To take words from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, the next president will have to “bind up the wounds” of this nation. And they will be many. So yes, Obama has exacerbated racial polarization. Each party has become locked in rigid embrace of its own doxology with no breathing space for the “other.”

As a partisan opponent of Obama, and as much as I have come to detest him, I wish that he had taken up a contrary approach and sought to bind up the wounds left behind by the failed presidency of George W. Bush. Instead, Obama has been the most polarizing president of modern history. Obama has squandered all of the goodwill with which this nation, rightly or wrongfully, embraced him in 2008.

I was a proud supporter of civil rights in 1965. I am an even prouder supporter of civil rights in 2015. When I look back on all of the progress we have made in the intervening 50 years, and when I look ahead to the promise of the next 50 years I am heartened, not disappointed. But I can’t help believing that if today’s African-American leaders had as much foresight as their predecessors, we would be celebrating a great national victory with the Selma anniversary, instead of being polarized, once again, by partisan attacks on Republicans and conservatives who wish to embrace modern technology and accept the demands of 2015, not 1965. Valid voter photo ID is a necessity of the modern world.

No doubt obtaining a photo ID can be a problem for some people. Rather than encouraging laws which assist every American to become “identified,” civil rights leaders today are trying to use the ID challenges of a few as a general indictment of American society. That assault on “America 2015” is doomed to failure, and is having a boomerang effect at the very polls African-American leaders want to protect. An assistance program could resolve the ID dispute in an instant if good people would sit down and “reason together” as Johnson asked us to do.

Bu where are the seats on which to sit? Where is the reason? What is the price of division? May the ghosts of Selma whisper in the ears of our leaders today, “Unity, not division, is the road to progress.” Selma embodied the hopes of a nation that was slowly coalescing around the concept of civil rights for everyone, and gradually acknowledging the inhumanity of segregation and racial division.

We won that war. Sadly, today, some “leaders” are losing the peace by making spurious attacks on good citizens with whom they have honest differences of governance. The “ID wars” are not even remotely a basis for attacks of racism and partisanship. In New Hampshire, the Secretary of State has sounded alarms about tens of thousands of questionable ballots and widespread misuse of the voting process, in a state that is over 90% white. We need voter ID in New Hampshire. I am a 100% supporter.

President Johnson always said, “Come let us reason together.” Those words are as true today as they were in 1965.

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“The only American journalists that are “standing UP” [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ABOUT ANDY:
Andy 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. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 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 has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

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

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).

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New York News Conference: Corruption fighter Andy Martin seeks special prosecutor in Hillary Clinton email probe

Corruption fighter Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference Thursday, March 5th to ask U. S. Attorney General Eric holder to investigate the Hillary Clinton email scandal. “This scandal is not going away,” Andy says. “Clinton’s behavior in creating a secret email system at her home in New York while she was serving in Washington, DC is emblematic of the kind of president she would be, someone even more lawless than President Barack Obama. Clinton undeniably obstructed implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). FOIA disclosure decisions are made by government employees, not by Clinton’s private henchmen. There is an overwhelming inference that she violated national security laws as well as compromising national security by using a crude email system that could be compromised or hacked by foreign intelligence services. I think Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is effectively over. To quote boxer Joe Louis, Clinton can ‘run,’ but she can’t hide. Her behavior as Secretary of State is clearly becoming one of the most self-destructive periods of service of any recent cabinet officer. Democratic Party leaders are about to have a massive panic attack. If she does run, Clinton will be a drag on the entire ticket.” Andy is a nationally recognized expert in cyber law and cyberspace (see http://www.AndyMartin.com).

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Announcement of New York news conference Thursday, March 5th

Andy Martin asks U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

Andy says Clinton has almost certainly committed criminal acts and equally certainly has jeopardized national security

Andy says Clinton’s secret email apparatus was not a garden variety “private email address”

(New York) (March 5, 2015) Corruption fighter and Adjunct Professor of Law Andy Martin will hold a New York City news conference Thursday, March 5th to announce he has asked U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an independent special counsel to investigate the email operations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Andy’s letter follows:

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March 5, 2015

Hon. Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Re: Appointment of Special Counsel Re Hillary Clinton

Dear General Holder:

I am writing to strongly urge you to appoint an independent special counsel to investigate the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

There has been a great deal of confusion generated by the media concerning the use of “personal email accounts” by Clinton as well as other federal officials. Many people have “personal” email accounts. In my own case I use AOL because of special considerations. Providers such as google.com and usa.net also offer email addresses. What all of these “personal” email accounts have in common is that they are all hosted by recognized Internet firms.

Corporations and the federal government create their own email clients in order to gain greater internal control of email sending, receiving and storage.

The Clinton email apparatus is the most bizarre and conspiratorial email setup I have ever seen. Because I have participated in government fraud and corruption investigations going back to the 1960’s, my experience with such matters is unusually extensive.

Secretary Clinton went to great lengths to privatize the record of emails during her government service. She wasn’t just using a “personal account.” She created her own Internet operation, with a server apparently located in her home in New York.

Circumstantial evidence is always probative to show intent. The circumstantial evidence in Secretary Clinton’s case is of someone going to great lengths to create a secret email operation before entering government service. Her overall and ongoing behavior was legally questionable and very probably constituted a series of criminal acts.

Clinton defenders have pointed to recent statutory amendments as exculpating her from criminal liability. But the recent statutory amendments are irrelevant to her actions. Rather, numerous congressional committees were seeking access to Clinton’s records, and there was a public concern as to why none of her emails were available. Now we know why. She had secreted her email operations in her own home, effectively depriving the Department of State of any direct access to or control of those emails without explicit cooperation from Clinton operatives. That is not the way our government works.

So why a special counsel? Because the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) certainly came into contact with Clinton’s peculiar email apparatus. State and DOJ work closely together. Clinton’s email shenanigans were going on for four (4) years. Did no one at DOJ notice? Was no one tipped off? Likewise, there may be more secret government-related emails stored in Clinton Foundation servers. Hillary Clinton’s data breach is the most serous and bizarre since email came into general federal government use.

In addition, since she never had any Department of State email address, some of her email must of necessity have transmitted classified information. Former General David Petraeus recently pleaded guilty to the same kind of misuse of classified information. Clinton clearly violated a federal statute in using her own private personal property as a vehicle to conduct government business.

I urge you to authorize the FBI to take immediate possession of all of Clinton’s email records, servers and internet apparatus and equipment, as well as to examine all Clinton Foundation Internet operations and servers for related information.

To allow Secretary Clinton to operate her own secret government-within-a-government email system, particularly at a time when her affiliated entities were collecting cash from foreign entities, makes a mockery of the federal government and humiliates the DOJ if the DOJ stands mute and does nothing. Given the overwhelming appearance of impropriety on the Secretary’s part, and the obvious conflicts of interest in having DOJ investigate a senior cabinet officer, only an independent special counsel can satisfy the appearance of justice.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

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March 5 New York news conference details:

Who:

New Hampshire corruption fighter Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin will announce he has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel (special prosecutor) in the Hillary Clinton email scandal/investigation

Where:

909 Third Avenue, New York, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station post office entrance (scaffold), (under the “909” canopy in case of rain)

When:

Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 1:00 P.M.

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About Andy:
Andy 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. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 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 has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

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

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).

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Andy Martin asks: Does America want Columba Bush, an uneducated Mexican peasant, as First Lady in the White House?

New Hampshire Republican Party maverick Andy Martin met Jeb Bush 26 years ago. Unlike national media that have little background knowledge of Jeb Bush’s earlier life in Miami and Tallahassee, Andy has been a colorful thorn in Jeb’s side for over twenty years (see “history” links below). Andy helped lead clandestine efforts to defeat Bush for Governor in 1994. (Bush has also retaliated against Andy.) In 2015 Andy continues his efforts to see that Jeb Bush is deprived of the 2016 presidential nomination. Today Andy asks: Does America really want an uneducated Mexican peasant as First Lady in the White House? Andy explores Jeb Bush’s “marriage,” and promises new disclosures in the days ahead. “Columba Bush may be the most backward and ignorant potential First Lady in decades,” Andy says (see “Columba” links below). “There are many highly educated and vibrant Latinas in America today. Columba Bush is not one of them.” Andy Martin, who successfully led the fight to expose Barack Obama as a fraud now trains his sights on Jeb Bush.

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Andy Martin questions whether the American people want an uneducated Mexican peasant as their first Lady in the White House

Andy says Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba Bush, might become a serious liability as the presidential campaign comes into closer focus

Andy says that as First Lady Columba Bush could not hide in the White House, watching Mexican soap operas all day, every day

Andy says there is no evidence that Columba Bush has ever manifested any interest improving herself since Jeb met the 17 year-old campesina decades ago

(Manchester, NH) (March 2, 2015) Let me be blunt: Does America really want to elevate Jeb Bush’s bizarre and dysfunctional family into the White House? Or as Rudy Giuliani might say somewhat less diplomatically, “Does America really want an uneducated Mexican peasant as First Lady in the White House?” The answer should be a resounding “no.”

What does America really know about Jeb Bush’s family? Does it matter what his family life is? The answer: American knows almost nothing about Jeb’s bizarre family; and his family life matters very much, both on the campaign trail and potentially in the White House. How can a political party based on “family values” ignore the strange relationships in Jeb Bush’s background?

Recently, liberal media have ridiculed Governor Scott Walker because he did not complete college and obtain a degree. For at least fifty years there has been an implicit understanding that presidents ought to graduate from college. (In my opinion, Walker clearly meets the test, but that is a column for another day.) Columba Bush, on the other hand, is the most bizarre and least educated potential First Lady in recent history (see “Columba” links below). That’s a fact.

Jacqueline Kennedy was the first modern-era First Lady. No one has approached Jacqueline’s glamour since then, but generally speaking First Ladies are expected to be interesting, educated and social. They are usually assets on the campaign trail and helpmates in the presidency.

Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba Bush, is a complete zero.

The original “cover story” was that Columba Bush came from an affluent Mexican family. That turned out to be another Bush Family lie. Today the truth has been disclosed: Columba was a Mexican peasant, her dad a migrant worker.

Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with coming into life as an uneducated peasant. Many people have risen from humble origins to great heights. Many migrant workers’ children have achieved greatness in the USA. Rather, my concerns are focused on what Columba Bush has done since she became part of the “Bush Family.”

Despite being married for decades, and having access to extensive Spanish-language educational resources in Miami, Columba Bush has never manifested any interest in furthering her education. Whether she even has a high school diploma is open to question. Columba Bush would be the most uneducated First Lady in the modern era.

Bush Family Values #1 A marriage, or “a marriage”

Americans have had painful national experiences with dysfunctional marriages in the White House. Bill Clinton disgraced the nation by being a sexual predator there. It is obvious that the Clintons’ “marriage” had and has nothing to do with a marital environment and is solely based on their mutual addiction to power and money. Jeb Bush may have a similar situation.

When Bush was the governor of Florida, he lived in Tallahassee, alone almost all the time. Columba Bush lived in Miami, often sitting in front of her TV watching Mexican soap operas every day and bordering on being a recluse. So what did Jeb do for “entertainment” in the governor’s mansion? We’ll have further stories on his personal life in Tallahassee and along the campaign trail.

Jeb and Columba Bush do not appear to have a marriage as the term is commonly understood. Their marriage is a “marriage” in name only. They are a throwback to an earlier era in our history when, when one of the spouses was a Roman Catholic and refused to divorce the other spouse (Jeb later converted to Roman Catholicism), the partners stayed married in name only. If Bush advances in the presidential primaries Americans are in danger of voting for a slick politician with a phony marriage that is primarily maintained for purposes of deceiving the public.

Bush Family Values #2 How could a full-time parent be so out of touch?

One of Jeb Bush’s sons was a stalker. His daughter became a drug addict. Even assuming Columba Bush avoided a public career to be a stay-at-home mom, how could someone staying at home be so out of touch with her children? Columba claimed to be “fighting drugs” in public while, at home, her daughter Noelle was addicted to prescription medication. And the stalker son? When did Jeb have “the talk” with his son and tell him that stalking women was a no-no? Probably never. There is a massive disconnect between what the Bushes say in public and the way they live their lives at “home.”

Bush family values #3 Is Columba the most uneducated major spouse?

Returning to Columba Bush’s lack of education, it is truly amazing that after meeting Jeb as a teenager, Columba Bush has lived out over four decades of her life mostly sitting in front of a TV set watching Mexican soap operas instead of aspiring to be a more educated spouse and woman. I’m not sure how far back we have to go to find a potential First Lady who is as ignorant as Columba, who apparently never even attempted college and may not have even graduated from high school or the Mexican equivalent (GED, anyone?”).

What role model did Jeb’s children have? A mother who stayed home watching foreign TV, someone whose lifestyle bordered on depression. Someone who apparently did not have the slightest interest in educating herself to match the high-profile and high-intensity career of her husband. Someone who didn’t even want to improve her command of the English language.

Even if she was only an ignorant or teenage campesina when Jeb Bush met her, there is no evidence that in the following decades Columba Bush has done anything to expand her education or language skills.

Put another way, what kind of a family man and husband has Jeb Bush been when there is no evidence he has motivated or nurtured or encouraged his wife to better herself? Jeb Bush acts like a man who is trapped in a bad marriage or non-marriage, who stays hitched because his wife refuses to give him a divorce and because a divorce might undermine his political career. Is this what the American people want as a “First Family” in 2017?

How has Jeb met his need for love and affection given his apparently loveless marriage? We are working on a major story about “The Secret Life of Jeb Bush.”

And so I am left with an obvious question: how far will Jeb Bush go to hide his wife in 2016? Will she be allowed to speak? At the Republican National Convention? (She was in Chicago recently for a “foreign policy” speech but said noting.)

Florida is spread out, with Tallahassee hundreds of miles from Miami. A governor in Tallahassee could “hide” his spouse and that absence might be noticed but not spoken of or written about by the remaining shards of the Florida press. But being First Lady in the White House is public role of a different magnitude. A First Lady cannot hide for weeks at a time, watching Mexican TV soap operas all day every day.

Disclaimer: Andy Martin first met Jeb Bush in 1989. Andy has closely followed Jeb’s activity since then. In 1993 Andy began exposing Jeb’s “rent seeking” (where a member of a prominent political family trades on his or her “connections” to extract payments from people seeking favors from their relatives). Andy is strongly opposed to Jeb’s candidacy for president.

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Andy Martin – Jeb Bush “history” –

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-12-25/news/9312230484_1_martin-jeb-bush-paper-mache

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1993-09-28/news/9309270620_1_governor-s-race-lawton-chiles-gubernatorial-hopefuls

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/florida-radio-talk-show-host-andy-martin-and-the-new-york-based-drug-policy-alliance-will-sponsor-an-internetradio-teach-in-broadcast-concerning-political-hypocrisy-drug-laws-and-governor-jeb-bush-of-florida-75940582.html

Columba Bush enters the national spotlight –

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/us/politics/a-bush-outsider-backing-jeb-but-wary-of-family-business.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/documents-show-the-expensive-tastes-of-jeb-bushs-low-key-wife/2015/02/22/5bb480da-b9f4-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/columba-bush-jewelry-purchases/2015/02/22/24f7678a-bae7-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_graphic.html

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One author has called Andy the “big kahuna” of the anti-Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…”
“The only American journalists that are “standing UP” [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

ABOUT ANDY:
Andy 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. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 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 has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com

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

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).

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Obama author and expert Andy Martin continues to search for the truth: Is Barack Obama a Muslim? A Christian?

Almost eleven years ago Andy Martin posted an article and conducted news conferences that have become a part of American history: Andy said that based on his research, then-U. S. Senate candidate Barack Obama was a Muslim (see [5] below). Andy’s original research was based on a series of facts, all of which were subsequently confirmed by other media. Nevertheless, eleven years later doubts about Obama’s religion still resonate, most recently when putative presidential candidate Governor Scott Walker was asked by the Washington Post whether Obama is a Christian. Walker’s equivocal answer prompted yet another round of liberal attacks. In today’s column Andy, also a former theology student, provides a new round of analysis explaining why there is ongoing confusion about Obama’s religious beliefs. The controversy will no doubt continue to rage on. Andy still adheres to his now decade-long standard investigative Obama: find the facts, search for the truth. We hope you will agree.

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Andy Martin says that his original 2004 article claiming Barack Obama is a Muslim is still correct as a statement of Islamic theology

Andy says that he accepts Obama’s profession of Christianity but that the historical record remains opaque on how and when Obama formally became a Christian, if ever

Andy’s unique contribution to American history continues to resonate through political and media establishments.

Andy says he and Obama have become linked in American history, forever

(New York, NY) (February 26, 2015)

Last week, Governor Scott Walker was asked by my former editor at the Daily Illini, Dan Balz, if President Barack Obama is a Christian (see link [1] below). Walker’s reply triggered a new firestorm of criticism and controversy concerning Obama’s religion. One especially thoughtful and perceptive column I recommend appeared in the Boston Globe by Jeff Jacoby (see link [2] below).

I.

The Background concerning Obama’s or any candidate’s religion

President Barack Obama says he is a Christian. Many Americans either disagree with that assertion or express doubts. The liberal media establishment uses the disputed matter of Obama’s religion as a bludgeon with which to beat Republicans and conservatives.

What propelled me to question Obama’s origins? I had gone to the Illinois General Assembly as an intern. Decades later, Obama appeared as the state senator from Hyde Park, a neighborhood I knew well. So I knew Obama as a state senator in Springfield and had an “insider’s” insight into questions about him that were whispered about but which were never documented or researched.

I began the process of independent scholarly research because Chicago’s media were so infatuated with being a part of Obama’s “history” that local media abandoned any semblance of impartiality or professionalism about their hometown presidential candidate.

In August, 2004 while Obama was still a senate candidate I began with an article and conducted news conference which became part of American history. I made numerous assertions — all of which were ridiculed or ignored in 2004 — and all of which have ultimately proven to be correct. In particular, I focused attention on Obama’s family history as a Muslim.

I will be heading to Honolulu in May (2015) for yet another investigative trip concerning Obama’s history. Often I am asked, “Why bother, he will never be a candidate again?” But Obama will always be a part of our history. The disaster he is likely to leave in the wake of his presidency will make Obama an extremely controversial person in our national history. And much remains to be discovered about Obama’s hidden past. Just one example: how was Obama, a mediocre student, from an impecunious family, admitted to Occidental College? Who paid the Occidental bills for Obama’s attendance at a private institution, and what was the basis of his application to be admitted?

I believe that even today we have only scratched the surface concerning Obama’s family secrets. In 2008 I published the theory (not as an assertion of fact) that, based on my research in Hawai’i, Frank Marshall Davis was the president’s biological father. The DNA evidence which exists has yet to be connected; but my 2008 claim has now become part of the virtual Obama canon for conservatives.

My 2004 release questioning Obama’s religion and also exposing his “autobiography” as a fraud, continue to generate massive controversy. It is seldom that a historian, let alone a quotidian commentator such as myself, leaves such a mark on American history. But the Internet links below connect me to Obama, and link our names for eternity.

In light of the latest controversy over whether Obama is a Christian I am presenting my updated views and, of course, welcome your comments (and evidence if you have new information to provide me with).

I have always endeavored to maintain a measured and independent attitude towards Obama where my scholarly research is concerned. As a Republican, and partisan, I have come to intensely dislike Obama because of the damage he is doing to America both at home and abroad. But my personal feelings of antipathy have been walled off, to the fullest extent possible, from my scholarly inquiries into the president’s family history, religious history and educational history. I have a couple of interesting, long-delayed columns which I will try to get out in the next week, both of which will have controversial implications for my Obama oeuvre.

Before August, 2004 I was primarily known for my international commentary and expertise in Asia, the Middle East and points in between. Why I decided to research and expose Obama in August, 2004 I am still not sure. But I am sure my first column changed my life, just as I have had a significant influence on Obama’s life through my continuing questioning of his religious beliefs and other less visible aspects of his life story. Obama and I are far from the end of our journey together.

The claim by some that a candidate’s religion “doesn’t matter” and that we should only focus on “issues” is pure nonsense. Throughout history, but especially today in our media-saturated environment, people have always wanted to know the “inside” details about their leaders. What is different about Obama in the modern era is that unlike, for example, John F. Kennedy, where the gravity of his illnesses and the extent of his infidelities were concealed during his lifetime, doubts about Obama’s history have played out during his candidacy and presidency. The modern media world shines a very intense light on any and every aspect of a candidate’s life. The claim by some that we should only be interested or pursue “issues” advocated by a president, and ignore a president’s personal history, is ridiculous.

II.

The Generalities of Christianity

Christianity is not a religion with the formality of Judaism (where religion is passed through the mother) or Islam (where religion passes through the father). Anyone can say he or she is a Christian and essentially become one. In fact, we have a common refrain that someone has a “come to Jesus moment,” where someone is moved to accept Christ and profess that person’s new acceptance of Christianity. On a generalized basis, Obama must then be taken at his word, that he is a Christian. And, so, yes, today, Obama can and should be recognized as a Christian even if the formalities of his former religion, Islam, still attach to his life and bear witness to the conflicts between his public claims and private beliefs.

III.

The technicalities of Christianity

I studied to be a priest at the Institute of Theology at the [Episcopal] Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York (the Institute has since been discontinued). While as noted above anyone can claim he or she is a Christian, to formally become part of my denomination and other mainline Christian churches you must satisfy one crucial point of passage: Holy Baptism. It is the fact and act of baptism that that brings someone into the Christian church.

Obama has never said when or where he was baptized. I asked Trinity United Church of Christ for Obama’s baptismal information and the church refused to disclose that information. My guess (and I do not state this as a fact) is that Obama has never been baptized, and thus never formally became a Christian under the rules and rituals of either the United Church of Christ (Trinity United) or any other mainline denomination. The United Church of Christ emphasizes the importance of baptism (see [3] below). My own church makes a very clear statement about the significance of baptism (see [4] below).

The bottom line: we do not know if Obama has ever been baptized, and Trinity UCC refuses to say, sowing further doubts as to Obama’s religious identity.

IV.

Obama-the-Christian in Washington

Washington, DC has a very vibrant, historic African-American Christian tradition. After Obama was elected president Washington, DC’s African-American churches competed to see if one of them could recruit Obama as a member. He has never joined an African-American church in the nation’s capital. Obama has probably attended my own church, St. John’s Episcopal, across from the White House, more than any one the African churches. And even at St. John’s, Obama’s attendance is purely self-serving, perfunctory and ceremonial. When Obama feels he is trapped or cornered and under scrutiny I often predict that he will make a cameo appearance at St. John’s. I am seldom wrong. But he has no consistent pattern of worship in Washington. Does Obama’s lack of attendance resolve the underlying issue of his religious loyalty? No. Obama is not required to have a religion; he only professes to have one. But like other pieces of the puzzle, his non-attendance at church and his perfunctory practice of Christianity point in a certain direction.

V.

What makes a Muslim? What do Muslims themselves believe about President Obama’s religion?

A.

What makes a Muslim?

There is no doubt as to what or who makes a Muslim: the father. Islam is transferred to offspring through the father, a direct contravention of Judaism where the mother’s role is sacrosanct. What are the undisputed facts: (1) Obama’s grandfather was a devout convert to Islam. (2) Obama’s father was raised as a Muslim. (3) Despite efforts to deny Obama Senior’s Islamic religion, the father was buried in Kenya with a Muslim ritual. (4) Most of Obama’s half-siblings in Kenya today are Muslims. (I am ignoring for the moment my theory that Barack Obama, Senior is not President Obama’s biological father; that is a separate issue that remains to be proven.)

The bottom line: I was absolutely correct in 2004 to say Obama was a Muslim. Islam passed to him at birth through his putative father. He has never openly disavowed his birthright. And, unlike Christianity, with few barriers or conditions to the profession of Christianity, or exit from Christianity, Islam is not an easy religion to abandon. Someone who announces he or she is abandoning Islam can become subject to a fatwa for blasphemy and be sentenced to death.

B.

What do Muslims believe about Obama?

Over the years I have supported Palestinian nationalism and continue to do so today. I have many loyal readers and followers in the Middle East (both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine). My readers had a profound influence on my perception of Obama’s religion. When I started writing critical articles about Obama some of my friends and readers in the Middle East asked me to “go easy on Obama,” “because he is a Muslim.” “One of us.” Whatever Americans may believe, in the Middle East Obama is absolutely believed to be a Muslim and follower of Islam. In the Middle East and throughout the Islamic world Obama’s identification as a Muslim is not quite a “fact” but the widespread belief of adherents is very close to a “fact.” Muslims believe Obama is one of them.

VI.

What about Obama’s father and grandfather?

As I stated above, Obama’s grandfather was a convert to Islam (after abandoning Christianity). The Obama household into which President Obama’s father was born was strictly Muslim. President Obama’s father is alleged to have abandoned his birthright religion; clearly Obama’s father did not actively practice Islam while temporarily residing in the United States (not many people in any religion are active participants in their 20’s). But “abandoning” Islam is not a simple matter. There is no evidence in Kenya that Obama-the-father ever abandoned Islam. When he was killed in a car crash the president’s father was buried in a Muslim ceremony. Obama’s half-siblings are, as a group, primarily Muslims, another piece of circumstantial evidence in the overall puzzle.

Bottom line: Obama’s own professed family ties in Kenya all lead to Islam.

VII.

Will the “Is Obama a Christian/Muslim” debate ever end?

I first wrote about Obama’s religion in August 2004. Almost eleven years later the controversy rages, and mainstream media such as the Washington Post use Obama’s religion as a 2016 presidential candidate gotcha question. Will the controversy ever end? You be the judge. Does Obama want it to end? I am doubtful. Obama continues to stoke controversy about his religious beliefs by his relentless apologies for Islam, starting with his 2009 “apology tour” in Cairo. Obama’s bias-in-favor-of-Islam is so consistent his repetition becomes another piece of circumstantial evidence in Obama’s theology puzzle. Obama’s recent claims at the National Prayer Breakfast generated great controversy over his Islamic sympathies. His refusal to utter the words “radical Islam” are a continuing source of conflict.

We will no doubt have to wait for Obama to leave the White House to see if he ever again attends a Christian church, or any church, mosque or whatever. Until then, my original 2004 analysis remains definitive. There are still missing pieces in the Obama theology puzzle, but the overall picture is unavoidable. Obama was born a Muslim and has never openly disavowed his birth religion. He professes today to be a Christian; based on Christianity’s open standards his claim must be taken at face value. Game on.

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

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/walker-says-he-is-unaware-whether-obama-is-a-christian/2015/02/21/6fde0bd0-ba17-11e4-bc30-a4e75503948a_story.html

[2] http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/02/24/who-cares-whether-obama-christian-the-media-apparently/YJFpNtFPmF3A0tMgomROZM/story.html

[3] http://www.ucc.org/about-us_what-we-believe

[4] http://www.dioceseny.org/pages/228-concerning-baptism

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

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New Hampshire conservative leader Andy Martin: CPAC and ACU should stop discriminating against Log Cabin Republicans

Independent New Hampshire Republican leader Andy Martin “comes out” in favor of allowing CPAC to allow full participation by Log Cabin Republicans and says the time has come for both conservative organizations and the Republican Party to remove any remaining barriers to welcoming gays in the party. “In New Hampshire we have an inclusive party, and no one doubts New Hampshire’s conservative credentials,” Andy says. “When CPAC refuses to allow a legitimate Republican Party organization to be a full participant they are not acting in a ‘conservative’ manner, they are engaging in liberal-style identity politics that we abhor and condemn. I urge CPAC to reconsider and to welcome the Log Cabin Republicans this week.”

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Andy says that the Republican Party must be open to all; the Republican Party and the conservative movement have their origins in human rights and the universal striving for human liberty and dignity

(New York, NY) (February 25, 2015) The American Conservative Union (“ACU”) sponsors an annual Conservative Political Action Conference (“CPAC”). Once again the ACU has refused to allow a Republican pro-gay organization, the Log Cabin Republicans (“LCR”) to participate in CPAC. I recognize that ACU has a right to decide whom to allow to participate in CPAC. But I urge the ACU to open CPAC to the LCR. The time to do so has arrived. LCR’s are good Republicans and brave human beings and they deserve encouragement.

I call on ACU and CPAC to end their discrimination against gays and specifically against LCR. Let me be explicit as to my views. Homosexuality is not a “lifestyle choice,” although gays have traditionally gathered together out of fear of discrimination and recrimination.

Homosexuality is ordained by God and determined at creation. I accept fully the testimonies of individuals who have stated they were aware of their sexual orientation as children. We engage in hypocrisy when we seek to exclude human beings based on their sexual orientation. As homosexuality has become more openly discussed, I have been surprised to see that so many of my friends have family members who have been hidden from sight because of their sexual orientation. Everyone has right to come out into the sunlight and be recognized and valued for who they are as human beings.

Like most people over the age of 50, I grew up in an environment where homosexual issues were treated very differently than they are today. But the very essence of political leadership is flexibility in response to changed conditions and changing social attitudes. The New Hampshire Republican Party is an inclusive Party. Gays are welcome to participate. The Republican Party has its origins in the struggle for human rights and national redemption in the 1850’s, and so should be particularly open to classes of persons who are the victims of discrimination. Republicans led the civil rights progress of the 1960’s.

While race and sexual identity are not exactly comparable, I believe that conservatives should welcome gays who are open about both their sexual orientation and conservative principles. As someone whom many people would identify as an Alpha male, I am cognizant I did not “earn” my sexuality. I inherited my genes and orientation. (I take a contrary position with regard to “closeted” gays such as Illinois U. S. Senator Mark Kirk, because I believe the act of closeting and denial is both politically and psychologically unhealthy. Kirk is a prime example of that confusion and conflict.)

The conservative movement should be focused on issues, not sexual orientation.

Show how about it CPAC? LCR’s are brave people. They have been open about their sexual identity, a status that in the past has not always received a welcoming embrace. The time for a change in attitudes is now. Change is not always easy; I know from personal experience. But change is essential if Republicans are to strive for majority status. Every American must join in the “war” to undo the damage inflicted on America by the very “inclusive” Barack Hussein Obama. (Obama has not only been inclusive as to sexual orientation; he has been especially “inclusive” in seeking to “include” our pocketbooks in his insatiable demand for higher taxes.)

LCR’s. Welcome.

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