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Date: November 08, 2010 04:26AM
White House: Obama Conducting Reign of Terror
Suspected White House leakers are on the run
By Wayne Madsen
President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still
takes advice to leave the country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip
abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the
Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party
of an incumbent president in recent history. According to sources close to the
White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of
the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan,
Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country
while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the
party by Obama's increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.
Virtual political guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama's inner circle
on one hand and senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Demcratic
National Committee chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President
Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, on the other.
Top Democrats are still reeling from Obama's bizarre behavior at a $7500-a-plate
fundraiser at a stately mansion at Brown University in Rhode Island on October
25. The fundraiser, organized by the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee, was supposed to highlight Democratic Party unity. However, while
Obama endorsed Democratic House candidate David Cicilline for outgoing
Representative Patrick Kennedy's seat, the president failed to endorse
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio over
Republican-turned-independent former Senator Lincoln Chafee. Obama's lack of an
endorsement for a Democrat over a former Republican prompted Caprio to tell a
radio show host that Obama "could take his endorsement and really shove it
as far as I’m concerned."
Later that day, Obama briefly appeared at the fundraiser at Brown University,
where Democratic loyalists paid $7500 to hear Obama speak, but departed after
only twenty minutes, telling the assembled guests that he had to go back to the
White House to "tuck in my daughters, walk the dog, and 'scoop the
poop.'" The Democratic faithful were appalled and shocked at Obama's quick
departure and one of the three reasons he gave for it: to scoop up dog turds as
if the President of the United States actually performs such tasks with a
phalanx of White House staff and Secret Service agents at his disposal.
Vice President Biden knows too well about Obama's lack of attention to his daily
tasks of being president. The details of the fiasco at Brown soon were conveyed
to Biden by his two old Democratic Senate colleagues from Rhode Island: Jack
Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse. Biden was not amused about Obama's dissing of the
Democrats in Rhode Island. A week later, Chafee defeated Caprio for the Rhode
Island governorship, thanks largely to Obama's less-than-neutral stance in
cutting a secret deal to support Chafee against Caprio.
White House leaks about the ineffectiveness of Obama's presidency are expandng
beyond the revelations attributed to a former high-level Obama administration
insider and which have been reported by a blogger named "Ulsterman."
Some White House staffers have described a "reign of terror" in the
White House over continued leaks and a troika of leadership that is making
decisions without any input from the president. The troika reportedly consists
of First Lady Michelle Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the
president's mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, who resides in the White House.
Not to be deterred, some White House staffers have sought out journalists and
have arranged to meet them at nearby Starbuck's cafes to discretely convey to
them inside information about the current disarray within the Obama
administration. Some staffers have personally born the brunt of Obama's temper
and witnessed his extreme narcissistic behavior. WMR has also learned from White
House sources that Obama is taking presciption anxiety medication.
Vice President Biden, under intense pressure from some Democratic Party
officials and Cabinet members to invoke Article 25, Section 4 of the
Constitution and have Obama temporarily or permanently removed as president
because of his mental incapacity to fulfill his constitutional oath as president
is reluctant to take such drastic action. Biden feels that the country would
"become unglued" after such action and he doesn't want to be the one
who would be responsible for "picking up the pieces," according to a
source who works within Biden's office.
Some staffers have said on deep background that the revelations by the ex-White
House official to "Ulsterman" are not even half of the story about
what is actually occurring in the White House.
However, Biden and other Democratic and adminstration do believe that if Obama
were to display some of the same reckless behavior publicly as many White House
personnel have witnessed privately, there may be wide support for enactment of
the provisions of the 25th Amendment.
Such a public display by Obama that could trigger succession action might
involve a public outburst, including the use of foul language or a statement
that Obama believes there is a conspiracy against him.
On October 5, Obama was addressing Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful
Women” summit in Washington, DC. During the middle of Obama's speech, the
presidential seal fell off the podium. Publicly, Obama took the incident as a
joke, but WMR has learned from White House insiders that Obama went on a tirade
after the incident, accusing White House staffers of purposely not anchoring the
seal to the podium. The White House supplies all the podiums and seals at all
presidential addresses and the seal is usually well-anchored with four screws
affixed to the podium. Obama reportedly "freaked out" and accused
White House staffers of engaging in a conspiracy against him. The presidential
tirade over such a trivial matter was not lost on senior administration
officials who have witnessed Obama's lackadaisical behavior during the
consideration of much weightier issues, for example, the war in Afghanistan.
Although some observers believe African-Americans would react negatively to the
invocation of the 25th Amendment, WMR has learned that members of the
Congressional Black Caucus would reluctantly go along with such a move. Many in
their ranks, including outgoing House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers
(D-MI) were outraged over Obama's lack of interest in Haiti after that nation's
devastating earthquake. For many black caucus members, it was their first
indication that there was something very wrong with Obama and his grasp of
With Obama intent on running for re-election and seriously considering sending
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to the Democratic National Committee
(DNC) to replace former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, the potential Democratic
challengers to Obama in 2012 are beginning to stir. WMR has learned that former
DNC chairman Howard Dean is seriously considering a challenge to Obama as is
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will reportedly depart Foggy Bottom
after Defense Secretary Robert Gates leaves his position, possibly in
Several top Democrats consider Obama's chances to keep the White House in 2012
as slim and they find it fanciful that White House policy adviser David Axelrod
is moving back to Chicago to work on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, an
effort many Democratic officials find a "fool's errand."
Obama also is disengaged from the plight of his former Senate Democratic
colleagues in the wake of their near loss of the Senate with a much-reduced
majority. There is pressure on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to step down as
Majority Leader. However, Charles Schumer (D-NY), who has been mentioned as a
replacement, reportedly has let it be known that he will not carry Obama's water
as Majority Leader and may not want the job after all. The Majority Whip is Dick
Durbin (D-IL) but he is seen as part of the Obama Chicago Mafia and almost every
Democratic senator agrees on one thing: they do not want Durbin as their
Majority Leader. Obama, the titular head of the Democratic Party, has refused to
weigh in with any effective leadership as congressional Democrats pick up the
pieces and lick their wounds.
Meanwhile, a team of ex-CIA officers are traveling the globe assembling a
dossier of documents on Obama's past, including his education, passport, travel,
and residency records. The team has scoured Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, and
other countries collecting documents that are not already mantained in the CIA's
own files on Obama's past. There is a possibility, according to WMR's sources,
that any "smoking gun" documents may be released while Obama is in
Asia in order to elicit a public and, perhaps, irrational enough response from
the president to prompt the public to begin raising questions about Obama's
suitability for office. Such an incident would make it easier for Biden to begin
the succession process that was previously considered when President Richard
Nixon was drinking heavily and taking prescription medication during the final
days of his administration, twice during the Ronald Reagan administration —
after the attempted assassination and in 1987 when he demonstrated early stages
of Alzheimer's Disease, and during the Bill Clinton administration, when
Clinton's self-destructive sexual antics had Vice President Al Gore considering
taking similar steps.
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and
syndicated columnist. He has written
for several renowned papers and blogs.
Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent
political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on
ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill
O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been invited to
testifty as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal
Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French
As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs
for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the
Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and
Computer Sciences Corporation.