Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Obama is a Muslim, say 20% of Americans in ABC News

In 2009, I wrote an article for US News and Views exploring President Barack Obama's odd behavior towards religion -- choosing to give a speech at Catholic Georgetown University, but then covering up symbols of Christ (Obama could have just spoken from the East Room of the White House); announcing overseas that America is not a Christian nation; and praising the historic role of Islam in America's history. (While Islam has played a major historic role in the world, it has played no role at all in the history of the United States, other than Muslims of Northern Africa declaring war on America when Thomas Jefferson was President, caused Jefferson to send the Marines to Tripoli.) Obama told a New York Times reporter that the Muslim call to prayer -- a screaching howl -- is one of the most beautiful sounds on Earth, and then sang it from memory with a perfect Arabic accident.

In order to try to smear conservatives like Christine O'Donnell, Mother Jones then falsely reported that I claimed Barack Obama was a "SECRET MUSLIM" -- like a secret agent skulking around in a trenchcoat with a secret decoder ring. Of course I never said any such thing. But that's the news media for you. In 2010, Christine O'Donnell's campaign cut me a check to reimburse the last of my 2008 campaign expenses for her campaign, so Mother Jones assumed I was working on her 2010 campaign, and that Christine must also think like I do. (Of course, Christine always has her own opinions about everything, and doesn't automatically buy into anyone else's views. Christine would be far more likely to debate me on anything than to agree with my opinion.)

Instead, I explored events in the news and raised questions about whether Barack Obama's experience at Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Chicago political club -- sometimes called a church -- afforded Obama with an understanding of and encounter with the real Jesus Christ. I argued that Rev. Wright focused mainly on politics and rarely if ever seemed to mention Jesus Christ as Savior. Thus, how could one expect Obama to have encountered a Jesus he never really heard about?

Now, ABC News reports that 43% of Americans don't understand Obama's religion and 20% of Americans believe that Obama is currently a Muslim. (I documented that Obama clearly was a Muslim as a child, apparently believes he has become a Christian, but clearly does not understand what it means to be a Christian.)

Despite Obama's public professions on religion and spirituality, many Americans continue to doubt the president's faith.

Nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that Obama is a Muslim, according to a poll by the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released late last year.

The poll found the number surveyed who knew correctly that Obama is Christian actually declined, from 48 percent in March 2009 to 34 percent in August 2010. Forty-three percent of Americans now say they don't know what Obama's religion is at all.

[snip] The Obamas, once regular churchgoers, have not formally joined a new church since moving to Washington, D.C., and have publicly attended services less than a dozen times.

But sources familiar with the president's personal life in the White House say Obama remains a faithful Christian, practicing his beliefs regularly in private with family and the aid of his BlackBerry.

Of course, with all due respect to the religious power of Obama's BlackBerry, and ABC News' attempts to defend our Dear Leader, the problem is that 20% of Americans realize that there is more to becoming a Christian than simply attending church or telling the news media that one is a Christian. Jesus spent most of His ministry on Earth lambasting religious leaders for falsely believing themselves to be in good standing with God. Jesus spent most of His time challenging the legitimacy of people's inadequate encounters with God and their incomplete relationship with God.

So the religious authorities at ABC News declare that one-fifth of the country "falsely" believes that Obama is a Muslim. To ABC News, if one issues a press statement, that alone decides their religion.

ABC News, like many, have never figured out that for many religious Americans, it takes more to become a member of a religion than simply to issue a press statement. It is a common saying among many Christian groups that if you go out and sit in the garage, that does not make you a car. Sitting in a church pew does not make you a Christian, either. For many Christians, there is a more involved and elaborate process to becoming a Christian. And by their standards, Obama -- like many superficial participants in American culture -- has not yet taken that step.

As I argued in my 2009 article, which Mother Jones smeared, I hope that Obama will encounter the real Jesus Christ and complete his journey towards salvation in Jesus Christ. I compared Obama in 2009 to Abraham Lincoln in that regard.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Violations of campaign finance laws were committed NOT by Christine O'Donnell, but apparently instead by former Congressman Mike Castle, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, as revealed in his Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports.

Unlike O'Donnell who was clearly a candidate for office in January 2009, Mike Castle did not file a Statement of Candidacy for the U.S. Senate until September 30, 2009, and did not have any valid campaign committee for the 2010 election cycle until October 19, 2009 (when he filed an amended Statement of Organization). Castle never created (or amended) a campaign committee for the 2010 election cycle until October 19, 2009.

As a result, none of Mike Castle's expenses from January 2009 through October 2009 would qualify as legitimate campaign expenses -- at least if we apply the Delaware Republican Party's own bizarre standards from their attacks on Christine O'Donnell. Castle's supporters of out-of-touch old guard Republican insiders set the standard while accusing O'Donnell. Should we then apply the DEGOP's own standard or not?

Starting in December 2009, the Delaware Republican Party spread rumors that Christine O'Donnell had a supposedly suspicious pattern of campaign expenses in her 2009-2010 campaign finance reports. A dossier of smears on O'Donnell raised "questions" -- that is , overtly claimed -- that Ms. O'Donnell used campaign funds for personal expenses. "The Email," February 1, 2010.

Yet O'Donnell's "pattern" was similar to Mike Castle's "pattern" of campaign spending, except that O'Donnell declared herself a candidate (technically, exploring a candidacy for office) in January 2009, whereas Mike Castle did not actually become a candidate until September 2009. (Actually, O'Donnell's pattern of campaign spending in early 2009 is more obviously proper than Castle's.)

The DEGOP's lies were based upon the falsehood that O'Donnell was not a candidate for office at the time the expenses were incurred. In fact, she undeniably was.

From January 2009 through June 2009, Mike Castle used campaign funds for:

$587.64 for food & beverage at CAFE GELATTO, paid on February 6, 2009. (Remember: Castle's Statement of Candidacy was filed October 19, 2009.)

$2,588.88 for food & beverage at the Capitol Hill Club restaurant in Washington, DC, paid between March and May 2009. Again, Castle filed his Statement of Candidacy in October 2009. The U.S. Senate campaign was up in Delaware, not in Washington, D.C. However, Castle was a Congressman in D.C., eating out in Washington, D.C. off of campaign contributions.

$245.77 at WHO'S COOKIN' for FOOD & BEVERAGE, paid on 3/27/2009

$594 at FLOWERS BY YUKIE between January and March 2009.

$219.80 at HAPPY HARRY'S on 1/14/2009

$13,499.35 in unspecified credit card charges, creating a "slush fund" for Mike Castle's expenses that are not identified on FEC reports.

$873.70 at the TIMBERLAKE restaurant down in Washington, D.C., not in Delaware where the campaign was, paid on 12/19/2008. Castle was of course a sitting Congressman at the time. However, his personal expenses for food down in Washington, D.C. should not be paid out of his campaign funds up in Delaware. Congress was in its Christmas recess on December 19, 2008. Food related to either Castle's Congressional activities or personal living in Washington, D.C. should not be paid out of campaign funds for the election up in Delaware.

$120.00 at GALLAGHER & GALLAGHER for food & beverage paid on 4/29/2009.

$1,298.67 to COMCAST cable from January 2009 through June 2009 -- again months before Mike Castle was actually a candidate.

$500 for gala tickets to the Chowder & Marching Club -- IN MARYLAND! This was not an event in Delaware.

$546.25 to AMTRAK for travel from March 2009 to May 2009 - before Castle was a candidate.

Mike Castle -- although an elected official for almost 40 years -- has somehow amassed a personal fortune worth over $3.5 million. Perhaps we've discovered part of Mike Castle's road to riches: Pocket his congressional salary, then live off of campaign donations for his personal living expenses? At least if those accusations are hurled without any foundation at O'Donnell, might we ask the same questions about Mike Castle? Or are questions about certain people off limits?

While Christine O'Donnell was clearly a candidate for U.S. Senate in January 2009, so that all of her campaign expenses are legitimate, it is Mike Castle who fails the very same test advanced by the Delaware Republican Party. The smears spread by the DEGOP were then handed to Ginger Gibson at the Delaware News Journal, who published a March 2010 hit piece smearing O'Donnell. These charges were later picked up by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in a criminal complaint based on David Keegan's affidavit.

On March 20, 2009, O'Donnell filed a "Statement of Candidacy" for the 2010 U.S. Senate race with the Federal Election Commission. In December 2008, O'Donnell posted a message on her 2008 campaign website urging volunteers to keep their campaign signs for probable use in 2010. In January 2009, O'Donnell began informing supporters privately of her status as an exploratory candidate for the 2010 U.S. Senate race. Her campaign finance reports show trips to Washington, D.C., to meet with donors and potential supporters, as well as meetings in Delaware with potential donors and supporters.

The Statement of Candidacy is normally filed only after a person has been a candidate for a while, and exceeded a $5,000 threshold of donations or expenses. So O'Donnell was a candidate prior to March 20, 2009. Castle, however, exceeded the $5,000 donation / expenditure threshold very early in 2009, but Castle did not file his Statement of Candidacy until October 2009. Therefore, Castle did not have the intent to be a candidate until October, and from January through September 2009 was using campaign funds for personal purposes. At least, that is the very same argument used by insiders in attacking Christine O'Donnell.

The Delaware Republican Party started in December 2009 -- weeks after Karl Rove's attempts failed at co-opting the tea party movement for Mike Castle -- to circulate smears, likes, and slander against Christine O'Donnell. The "DEGOP" was obligated to remain neutral among primary candidates for the Republican nomination until the State GOP endorsing convention held March 13-14, 2010, in Rehoboth Beach. Instead, the DEGOP not only launched assaults to sabotage Christine O'Donnell to help left-wing Mike Castle (a fiscal liberal and social liberal), but did so with savage personal attacks which were lies and slander.

With this kind of dishonesty by Tom Ross and the Delaware Republican leadership, it is time to start over with a fresh team of leadership for Delaware's Republican future.

In the words of Christine O'Donnell's Accuser David Keegan

Here is the man who is lying about Christine O'Donnell in a complaint brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), using as a Delaware voter, Melanie Sloan's father, Leonard Seymour Togman. The Togmans are majors donor to Joe Biden and Tom Carper.

David Keegan's Facebook photograph (he has since changed its settings). David Keegan is the star "witness" being used to bring accusations against Christine O'Donnell re: her campaign's finances"

David Keegan is the star

Here is the champion of propriety IN HIS OWN WORDS

David Keegan She is only the third generation in her family to walk upright. See, apes are still evolving. Also explains that "hairy" thing.
November 3, 2010 at 3:31pm

Unfortunately, one must point out that the above is a pornographic, sexual, anatomical reference from the sleazy article in Gawker published shortly before, in the most offensive possible, crude, graphic terms. Can you imagine any male candidate, the nominee of the Republican Party in both 2008 and 2010, being referred to this way?

David Keegan Hope you don’t find this too offensive and feel free to remove it but something just occurred to my dirty mind. Regarding the allegations that Tom Ross and Mike Castle have been stalking her and hiding in her bushes: I just realized that they must have been the first men to ever get into Christine O’Donnell’s bush!.
September 4 at 12:18pm

Now, remember: This is a guy who volunteered for O"Donnell's campaign in 2008, when O'Donnell was the Republican nominee for U.S Senate. Would any normal person actually work for a candidate and then be talking about the Republican nominee's private parts? Is that a normal, well-adjusted person? A person who claims to have been working FOR the 2008 Republican nominee is talking about her sexual anatomy? It sounds rather doubtful that such a person ever supported O'Donnell for office with that kind of an attitude.

David Keegan Just a dumb b*tch with a grudge.
October 23, 2010 at 8:41am

David Keegan Who created this group? Post a more appropriate picture of the witch.
November 3, 2010 at 3:35pm

David Keegan Ding Dong the Witch is DEAD! The Wicked Witch is DEAD!!!!!!
November 2, 2010 at 8:19pm

David Keegan At the beginning of my final staff meeting with her 2008 campaign, they prayed that she would be elected " to help bring this country under Christian control". That was the last straw for me. I consider myself to be a conservative Christian but only as far as letting it guide my own conscience, not to control the lives of others. She is way, way out there. Keep the pressure on!
November 5, 2010 at 8:24am


These posts were at a Facebook Group on investigating Christine O'Donnell, but Keegan has since changed the display settings on his posts.

What do you think? Give David Keegan a call at: (302) 239-5889

David Keegan's Subdivision, where he has no visible means of support. Who is paying David Keegan for his lifestyle?

David Keegan's Subdivision, where he has no visible means of support.  Who is paying David Keegan for his lifestyle?

Who is paying for this McMansion, since David Keegan seems to have no job, as he had no job in 2008? His employment history and current employment is invisible.

Who is paying for this McMansion, since David Keegan seems to have no job, as he had no job in 2008?