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With Obama White House, history is repeating itself

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Marinka Peschmann
Author, The Whistleblower

The following is an excerpt from Marinka Peschmann’s new book “The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage” (One Rock Ink Publishing).

Once upon a time, the United States of America was one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Today America is a divided country with fading freedom and selective justice. Congress rams legislation into law without reading it. Elected officials, choosing power over principle, act as if they are above the law, with no accountability or consequences for their actions. Good, hardworking, patriotic Americans are penalized and smeared, while the corrupt and incompetent are rewarded. God-fearing people are mocked, while others worship at the false altar of celebrity, money, and politics seeking salvation that never comes.

Americans are waking up, disillusioned by the Obama administration’s transformation of America. Candidate Barack Obama told voters that’s what he would do. “Change” is what he promised. He is accomplishing his promise by using the tactics of Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing and author of “Rules for Radicals” — the guidebook to pushing a progressive, social-justice way of life onto America, where the “ends justify the means.” In Alinsky’s view and that of his acolytes, progressive social justice is the redistribution of wealth and the primacy of the societal good over individual liberty. His teachings are the blueprint for President Obama’s “hope and change” agenda. Alinsky’s book, dedicated to “the first radical known to man — Lucifer,” became the inspiration for several leftist politicians.

History is repeating itself. The Clinton White House followed the Alinsky methods.

As more Americans worry about their futures, and the future of their country, we must look at the past to understand the present, so we can make informed decisions about our future.

If you wonder how the disgraced and scandal-ridden Clinton White House dodged indictments in the 1990s and reemerged in the increasingly scandal-ridden Obama administration in 2009; if you wonder how the Obama administration will dodge indictments, keep reading.

When I started writing this book, I thought I would be telling the story of how Linda Tripp (who served in Bill Clinton’s Oval Office and Hillary’s counsel office) transformed from a dutiful employee into a crusading right-wing whistleblower who almost toppled a sitting president of the United States. Instead, I found myself writing a different book entirely — an account of how the Clinton White House clung to power to reemerge on the world stage and in the Obama administration. This book chronicles the strategies and tactics the Clintons used during the 1990s investigations and beyond to stay in power. They are the same tactics the Obama administration is using today.

During Hillary’s 2008 failed bid for the presidency, author and social commentator Camille Paglia noted, “For all the claims of media bias and ill treatment by her male fellow candidates, Hillary has got off absurdly softly in this campaign. No one — neither her rivals nor mainstream journalists — has had the guts to explore or even list the bursting catalogue of past Clinton scandals, in which Hillary was nearly always hip deep.”