Obamagate: A Toxic Presidency

The David Horowitz Freedom Center Fall 2013 Campaign

The Obama presidency has dissolved into a series of scandals, foreign and domestic.  Abandoning Americans to death in Benghazi, targeting of conservative and pro-Israel groups by the IRS, data mining by the NSA on a scale never before seen, gun-running in the “Fast and Furious” debacle – any one of these perpetrated by a Republican administration would have set the campus community ablaze with calls for impeachment.  And yet, because academia’s progressive icon sits in the White House, universities remain largely silent and uncritical of the administration.

These scandals, among others, reveal that the administration now in office is intent not merely on governing an anxious nation but on changing its basic character—replacing individualism with collectivism, opportunity with outcome, an open-ended fate with one that is hedged by paralyzing guarantees.  This makes the crossroads at which we now stand more portentous than usual since the route it envisions is a one-way street with no rest stops or detours.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, at least, will be countering this propaganda effort by staging a series of teach-ins and keynote speeches on “Obamagate – A Toxic Presidency” at key campuses around the country to explain the philosophy of Obamaism and unpack the long-range implications of its scandals, both domestic and foreign. By bringing in leading conservative thinkers to address topics such as “The Attorney General – Intruding on Private Lives, both Financial and Personal,” “Benghazi: Covering Up An Open Wound,” and “Obama’s Radical Roots and How They Shape His Policies,” you can help wake up your campus to the frightening truth of what this administration truly stands for.

 

How to Get Involved:

 

1.  Host a Speaker:

We’ve compiled a dynamic roster of speakers who can address a variety of issues related to the Obama administration, and we’ve listed them below.   Have funding issues?  The Freedom Center can subsidize and even potentially cover a speaker’s honorarium for you.

Have another idea for a speaker?  Call us and we can discuss it — We can make contact with just about anyone and we’d be happy to get you the speaker you want.

2.  Organize a Teach-In:

Want to make a massive impact on your campus and wake up some of the leftist drones in your midst?  The Freedom Center will help you put together a “teach-in,” which has typically been a tactic of the left, until we came along.  The teach-ins will be day-long experiences of exchange, controversy, and, we hope, clarity.  The teams of speakers we send to these campuses will be comprised of public intellectuals who have expertise on Barack Obama’s background and worldview, and on the consequences of his governance so far.  Feed the leftists and radicals on campus some of their own medicine and provide your campus community with access to desperately needed truth tellers.

We’ll also provide you with dynamic media support including press releases, funding for campus newspaper ads, and if your event makes a major impact, we’ll connect you with our contacts at top national media outlets such as Fox News and The Blaze TV.

The Freedom Center will only be sponsoring a select number of full-scale teach-ins, so be sure to contact us immediately if you are interested in hosting an Obamagate teach-in on your campus.

 

–TOPICS AND SPEAKERS–

These speakers are available as part of a teach-in or for a keynote speech.  Click on each name for a speaker bio.

 

Obama’s Radical Roots and How They Shape His Policies

David Horowitz

Stanley Kurtz

Ben Shapiro

The Attorney General – Intruding on Private Lives, both Financial and Personal

Andrew C. McCarthy

J. Christian Adams

Obama’s Dangerous Foreign Policy

Jamie Glazov

Nonie Darwish

Robert Spencer

Daniel Greenfield

Benghazi:  Covering Up an Open Wound

Marc Thiessen

Michael Ledeen

Mark Tapson

 

3.  Distribute Pamphlets:

Don’t have the time or ability to put together an event?  No problem, you can still get involved with our campaign by distributing provocative and informative booklets to your campus community.  Browse through the pamphlet summaries below and order copies of any or all of them to be delivered to your mailbox for free.

 

HowObamaBetrayedAmerica

 

As David Horowitz shows in this no-holds-barred pamphlet, overlooking the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; it is policy.   Horowitz describes how Republicans, traditionally the party of strong national security, have stood by in a state of policy paralysis as Obama appeases our enemies and enables their evil ambitions.

 

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The War on Terror began as an admirable bipartisan commitment soon after the tragedy of 9/11—an effort to transcend party lines. It aimed not only to punish those who attacked our country but also to interrupt planning for further attacks and to stop the international spread of the Islamic jihad behind the attacks. But the Democratic Party, with the honorable exception of a few individuals like Richard Gephardt and Joe Lieberman, turned its back on this war soon after authorizing it, and did so at a time when American troops were facing hostile enemy fire.

 

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Just after being elected, Obama declared that building bridges with the Islamic world would be a high priority of his administration.  He then gave a disastrous speech in Cairo in which he apologized for the United State’s alleged misdeeds, bowed to the Saudi King whose government funds Islamic jihad worldwide, and praised the new Islamist government in Turkey after the Turkish-sponsored “Gaza Flotilla” incident. But perhaps the most troubling aspect of his plan to hit the “reset” button with Islam is his abandonment of Israel as a way of currying favor with Muslim autocracies.

 

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In four years, Barack Obama has managed to turn the entire Middle East over to America’s enemies. To understand how this has happened and how farthe infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the Obama administration has progressed, Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, has written a pamphlet called The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.

 

 911 ten years later

In his important pamphlet, 9/11 Ten Years Later, Mark Theissen asks the critical questions: Are we still safe? Are the important safeguards that the Bush administration put in place after the attack still there to keep us safe? Has President Obama made us made us more vulnerable to another attack? Theissen believes that he has.

 

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As J. Christian Adams, who once worked for Holder at the Department of Justice, writes in Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder, the Attorney General’s policies have endangered the security of the nation and undermined the integrity of our elections. Holder has overseen a deliberate attack on the Second Amendment and has provided Congress with dishonest testimony about it. He has supervised initiatives that have flooded our border with Mexico with illicit firearms. His radicalism has led him to foster racial division.

 

 GovtvsPeople

The Democrats have pursued the agenda of an ever-increasing government as a “progressive” solution to America’s social problems since the New Deal. Yet as David Horowitz and John Perzazzo show in Government v. the People, the tools of big government as wielded by progressive politicians have paradoxically “inflicted damage on America’s poor and minorities on a scale that can hardly be imagined.” Horowitz and Perazzo use detailed argumentation to show how progressive policies in such areas as education, home ownership and affirmative action have damaged the lives of the poor almost beyond recovery and condemned many African Americans and Hispanics to permanent poverty.

 

 rules for revolution

Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model examines the roots of the current administration’s effort to subject America to a wholesale transformation by looking at the work of one of the President’s heroes—radical Chicago “community organizer” Saul Alinsky.  The guru of Sixties radicals, Alinsky urged his followers to be flexible and opportunistic and say anything to get power, which they might then use to destroy the existing society and its economic system.  In this insightful booklet, David Horowitz discusses Alinsky’s work in the 60s—and his advice to radicals to seize any weapon to advance their cause.

 Shadow party

Since David Horowitz wrote “The Shadow Party” in 2007, there has been a major breakthrough in the progression of George Soros’ plan to racially change American institutions – he has succeeded in subverting and taking over the Democratic Party itself.  Though Soros has carefully hidden his goals under the cloak of his philanthropy, Horowitz and John Perazzo expose Soros’ radical agenda in this booklet and show how his philanthropies actually work to advance his leftwing causes.  Understanding the Soros agenda is critical for understanding and defeating the Obama agenda, because they have, in effect, become one and the same.

Obama’s Professor and America’s Cultural Crisis

Obama’s Professor and America’s Cultural Crisis is an examination of the work and thought of professor Cornell West, a man Barack Obama has called “not only a genius, a public intellectual, an oracle…[but] also a loving person.”  West has become an academic celebrity and a cultural icon, spreading his race-driven, often barely comprehensible  progressive ideology on college campuses, and through music and film.  His career and wide-ranging influence is indicative of the fact that the progressive presence is now pervasive in our institutional midst and its destructive enterprise is well advanced.

 

 — For a full list of our available pamphlets, please visit our bookstore by clicking this link.  Students may order pamphlets directly and free-of-charge by contacting  Jeffrey at 818-849-3470 x 206. —