Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ninety-five percent of black voters in 2008 voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama. Surely a "progressive" black president would care about, empathize with and understand black America in a way no other president ever has or could, right? Exit polls from Pew Research show that 63 percent of all voters -- and 65 percent of Obama voters -- cited the economy as the number one reason they voted for him. Iraq was a distant second at 10 percent. Even for black Obama voters, "It's the economy, stupid."

After six years, the report card is in. The grades are not pretty. By every key economic measurement, blacks are worse off under Obama. In some cases, far worse off.

What about poverty? In 2009, when Obama took office, the black poverty rate was 25.8 percent. As of 2014, according to Pew Research Center, the black poverty rate was 27.2 percent.

What about income? CNNMoney says, "Minority households' median income fell 9 percent between 2010 and 2013, compared to a drop of only 1 percent for whites." The Financial Times wrote last October: "Since 2009, median non-white household income has dropped by almost a 10th to $33,000 a year, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve's survey of consumer finances. As a whole, median incomes fell by 5 percent. But by the more telling measure of net wealth -- assets minus liabilities -- the numbers offer a more troubling story."
Obama's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said that her agency would not crack down on sanctuary cities until Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform at a hearing on Tuesday.

Breitbart reports on this exchange between Sen. David Vitter and Saldana:
Vitter: “This has been going on for years and you still are not prepared to say that there is ever going to be any negative consequence to those [sanctuary] jurisdictions. When is that going to change?”
Saldaña: “I presume when you all address comprehensive immigration reform; perhaps it can be addressed there.”
Vitter was not pleased with Saldana's comment:
Vitter described Saldaña’s answer as “ridiculous” and kept pressing: “And absent Congress passing that [Senate immigration] bill, that you and the Obama Administration prefer, you don’t think right now we can stop sanctuary cities from flaunting federal law?
You don’t think right now there can be any negative consequences when they do not properly cooperate under existing federal law with immigration enforcement?”
Saldaña gave a muddled reply: “That’s what I understand that all of you are working on.”

Iran to get $700 billion in sanctions relief
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Iran to get $700 billion in sanctions relief
This will pay for a great deal of jihad terror. “Former Israeli Ambassador: Iran to Get $700 Billion in Sanctions Relief,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, July 22, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Iran is slated to receive some $700 billion in sanctions relief and economic windfalls as a result of a recently inked […]
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Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mideast                                                                  Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs                                               

Flush with American cash —
Ilyushin_Il-78MKI_(RK-3452)“Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mid East,” by Debka, July 22, 2105

Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft sold to Iran in defiance of the international arms embargo, Iran last week placed an order with Moscow for a huge fleet of 100 Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft (NATO: Midas) for refueling its air force in mid-flight, thereby extending its range to 7,300 km.
This is reported exclusively by debkafile from its military and intelligence sources. The transaction runs contrary to the terms of the nuclear accord the six world powers and Iran signed in Vienna earlier this month.
These tanker planes can simultaneously refuel six to eight warplanes....