Two days after Barack Obama's ill-omened inaugural I posted the following piece on Townhall about the coming lawlessness of his administration (and failure of his economic policies)-based on the political corruption scandal of then governor Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris replacing Obama in the Senate (a sign of economic failure), and Obama's unprecedented botching of his constitutional oath (mirroring his contempt for constitutional norms). As you read through this (and all of it is worth your time) keep in mind the administration's TRIFECTA of major scandals up till now: Fast & Furious, Benghazi and the IRS targeting of conservatives. God knows what else lies ahead.
BLAGOJEVICH, BURRIS, OBAMANOMICS AND THE BUNGLED PRESIDENTIAL OATH
PUBLISHED ON TOWNHALL
The arrest of Governor Blagojevich on December 9th, accused on Federal corruption charges of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder, fell on the 344th day of the year i.e., the 44th number in the 300 series, the number of Obama's presidency perhaps indicating the prophetic significance of this affair in anticipating the corrupt, lying, scandalous course of the new leftist Chicagoland administration.
A defiant Blagojevich refusing to resign, and playing the race card, then proceeded to fill Obama's vacancy with elderly black Chicago politician Roland Burris. Not only does the scandal serve to remind us of Obama’s political origins in the hopelessly corrupt world of Chicago leftwing politics-a culture of sleaze, crime and pay-to-play that shaped his mentality and character for twenty years-but the choice of Burris to replace Obama seems prophetically related to his economic stimulus recovery plan and the nation's fortunes under his misguided hand. Consider the following numeric marvels as I believe they reveal something quite profound and ominous in these events:
The main actors in the Blagojavich affair are 3 in number: Blago, Obama and Burris. Blagojavich chose Burris to fill Obama’s seat on December 30th right smack in between the Governor’s arrest on December 9th and Obama’s inauguration on January 20th with both periods evenly separated by 3 weeks or 21 days, hence:
December 9th to December 30th = 3 weeks or 21 days.
December 30th to January 20th = 3 weeks or 21 days.
Each of these 3 dates falls on a Tuesday, the 3rd day of the week.
No it's not the Blues Brothers. It's Blago and Blago in black face.
Now as Blago appointed Burris on the 30th of December (30 is a multiple of 3 10x), 3 weeks from his arrest and 3 weeks before the inaugural, and as all 3 dates fall on a Tuesday (the week's 3rd day) it just so happens that Burris himself was born on the 3rd day of August on a Tuesday (see below). Furthermore, in keeping with this pattern of threes Burris is the 3rd black person in Illinois history (following Carol Mosley Braun and Barack Obama) to serve Illinois in the U.S. Senate. And lastly, Burris’s 3rd major political office after being voted 3rd Illinois State Comptroller and 39th (13x3) State Attorney General is his Class 3 seat in the U.S. Senate.
Needless to say 3 is a significant number in Roland Burris’s life and could indicate by its uncanny recurrence that his good fortune to fill Obama’s seat was not by chance or happenstance, but has a deeper meaning ominously related to the policies and politics of the Obama administration-but perhaps more specifically to its massive misguided economic "stimulus" plan.
NOTE: Since this piece was written five years ago THREE major scandals have plagued the administration : Fast & Furious, Benghazi and the IRS targeting of conservatives (see). An odd coincidence given the recurrence of the number three in this study.
Now while Blago intends to battle on and fight his case to the bitter end, which could cause Obama trouble down the road with embarrassing revelations, there appears to prophetically be an economic side to this mess specifically linked to Obama's massive stimulus plan-the so-called "American Economic and Recovery Plan," so-called because it's a huge political slush fund larded up with goodies and special interest pork that have little relevance to economic stimulus or recovery.
For this $787 billion monstrosity, modeled on FDR’s failed New Deal-which began in 1933 (the 3rd year of the 3rd decade of the 20th century)-was unveiled by Obama on January 3rd, the 3rd day of the year, Roland Burris's signature number (see). Indeed, as we shall see below Burris’s unlikely appointment to fill Obama’s seat appears to be an ominous sign warning Obama not to go down the traveled road of New Deal Liberalism in trying to fix the economy-as this will lead to certain failure and defeat. The coming failure of Obama's new New Deal plan is indicated, I believe, by the day Roland Burris was born.
For the 71 year old Burris was born on August 3, 1937 in the 7th year of the Great Depression 77 days before October 19th (called the Second Black Tuesday) when the Stock Market crashed and the bottom fell out of the New Deal. For during the next few years FDR’s recovery would go into reverse and the economy would lose millions of jobs. Called “Roosevelt’s recession*,” or “the Recession within the Depression” productivity and growth would continue to erode until 1940 when U.S. exports began to surge due to the war in Europe. In short, Burris is a sign to us all about the folly of Obamanomics and its ultimate failure. It is a warning that Obama’s blind, rigid ideological faith in government solutions, and spread the wealth socialism, is likely to backfire as it did for FDR; and that he could end up prolonging the current crisis, or destructively worsen it by creating massive insecurity, uncertainty and fear (as FDR did with his war on business and success). But as FDR's recession happened after his reelection this could mean that Obama may be reelected like FDR in 1936 with the collapse of his new New Deal occurring in his second term.
*Astonishingly, economic historians tell us that the starting date for the FDR Recession was August 1937, the month Roland Burris was born.
But Burris is not the only warning sign about the dangers and pitfalls of Obamanomics; adding to the portentousness of his appointment by the corrupt and delusional Blago was the earlier appointment of Ted Kaufman, the man picked to replace Joe Biden in the Senate. For like Burris the 69 year old Kaufman-a long time Biden aid-was born March 15, 1939 during the Great Depression in the year when unemployment hit 20% and Henry Morganthau, FDR’s Treasury Secretary and confidante, sadly confessed to Congress that the New Deal was an abysmal failure (see note 1).
my fortunes won't CHANGE and I end up like Blago.
DIANNE FEINSTEIN, JUSTICE ROBERTS AND THE BUNGLED OATH OF OFFICE.
At his inaugural Barack Obama became the first President in U.S. history to be introduced by a female MC. The honors were done by Senator Dianne Feinstein who, as it happens, was born in 1933* 110 days into FDR's New Deal (see note 2)-ten days past the famous first "One Hundred Days." With millions waiting with baited breath for Obama to be sworn in once again history was made when he became the first President ever to botch the oath of office. This was due to Justice Roberts accidentally rearranging the oath's word order misplacing the 11th word “faithfully” and making it the 20th of the complete oath (see note 3).
With the eyes of the world on the inaugural it was an embarrassing moment for Obama and disheartening for many of his followers who got less than the perfection they were hoping. Now as Roberts’ mistake was the cause of Obama’s stumble and he is the highest judge in the land (representing judgment in constitutional matters or judgment in general as he is a wise man) this incident could prefigure a President misjudging, stumbling and failing badly to uphold the Constitution and laws of the land, and protect and defend the nation; a President making bad and ruinous judgment calls in domestic and foreign policy; or a wayward administration steeped in corruption, misallocating stimulus funds, grossly running afoul of the law and getting into trouble with the Congress and courts over constitutional, legal and criminal matters. Consider this:
Justice Roberts joined the Supreme Court on September 29, 2007 which was exactly 3 years, 3 months and 21 days before Inauguration Day. Now the appearance of the number 3 aside when we translate this span of time into the exact number of days it gives us a total of 1209 which astonishingly gives us the date 12-09 or December 9th the date of Governor Blagojevich’s arrest (see note 4). Could this signify that Obama's long time training in the dirty school of Chicago politics will get the better of his judgment and cause him to stumble and fall like the disgraced and defiant Blagojevich? Will he be a corrupt Chief Executive causing as much or worse mendacity and malfeasance in his Clintonized administration as did the roguish Bill Clinton when he was President? Indeed, will the Obama Administration have worse scandals than Watergate? These signs forewarn such things.
I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE
Indeed, the word in the oath that tripped up Obama and caused such a stir was the word “faithfully:” to faithfully execute his office, faithfully uphold, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the people of this land. The word “faithfully” is the very heart of the oath, its soul and substance; this word breaths moral meaning into the whole and has none without it. For “faithfully” means truthfully, dutifully, honestly, honorably, conscientiously, patriotically in the sense of putting country first and being President for one and all in word and deed-serving all Americans and the public good above self-interest and party politics.
The unprincipled reckless Barack Obama, a creature of the radical left, Chicago politics and an America hating, anti-Semitic, Afro-centric racist church; a great "world citizen" (serving an abstract humanity and global interests before his nation) with no core values or coherent world view; who can’t stop lying about himself and his economic plan-doesn’t have it in him to be this kind of leader-to be faithful and true to the values, ideals and traditions that made this country great, and will make it greater still (see note 5). When Obama was sworn into office we were given fair warning of what to expect from his presidency; given warning about his inability and unwillingness to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend this land from its enemies; given warning about his blindness and confusion when an upright conservative judge, the highest in the land, a man of impeccable integrity-whose confirmation Obama opposed-caused him to stagger, stumble and pause making a mess of his sacred oath as he will likely make of his presidency.
Postscript: A Fascinating Coincidence
New York's first black governor, David Paterson who assumed governorship upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer (a Clinton supporter) on a prostitution scandal appointed Kirsten Gillibrand, an unknown Congresswoman from upstate, to fill Hillary Clinton's vacant Senate seat.
What I find fascinating is that Gillibrand celebrated her 42nd birthday on December 9th, the day Rod Blagojevich was hauled off to jail, exactly 42 days before Obama's inaugural (see). Hillary's husband Bill was the 42nd president and presided over one of the most corrupt and scandal ridden administrations in US history. Could this be another sign warning us that the Clintonized Chicagoland Obama administration will equal or surpass the Clinton administration in corruption and scandals? Could this be a sign that if not careful (like the 42nd president) Obama will be impeached or like Nixon forced to resign finishing out his presidency in disgrace? And could it signal difficulties with the law for Hillary Clinton if she should run again for president? We shall see.
1. On May 9, 1939 after 16 months of trying to reverse the “Roosevelt recession” an exasperated Henry Morganthau speaking for FDR and the Administration went before the House Ways and Means Committee and confessed: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more money than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after seven years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot." This should be taken by any reasonable person as the final, authoritative word on the outcome of the New Deal as it comes from FDR's Treasury Secretary, the man who had all the facts, charts, graphs and statistics in hand; a good man like the President who worked his heart out for the American people and was heart broken that the great experiment had failed.
2. The 75 year old Feinstein was born June 22, 1933
3. The complete text of Obama’s oath reads as follows with the constitutional text in italics: I,Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.
4. 9-29-2007 to 1-20-2009=3 years, 3 months and 21 days or 1209 days.
p style="text-align: center;">5. On January 3rd when Obama unveiled his economic plan to the American people he more or less pledged: 'Read my lips: NO MORE PORK;' when in fact it is so larded with pork that it caused Pat Buchanan to say of the plan "it is the mother of all pigouts."