The real Obama record
By J.B. Williams
Young voters swoon at his feet like prepubescent girls at a Beatles concert. Religious charlatans like Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan are pimping for him from the pulpit. Old guards of the American Socialist movement like Teddy Kennedy, have latched on to his Elvis-like charisma and even mass media moguls like Oprah Winfrey and the liberal lame stream press have strapped on a harness to pull the Obama campaign wagon to historic Black Power victory.
But who is Barack Hussein Obama? What is his real record? What does he really believe in? What are his past accomplishments and his qualifications for the most powerful elected office in the world? What does he mean by this enigmatic thing called "change?"
His supporters can tell you all about his "charisma," his promise of "hope," the need for "change" and their heartfelt belief that if Obama becomes president, the world will be all we had dreamed it could be. They will gleefully regurgitate all of his campaign talking points as if they know him personally and thought them all up on their own.
But what they can't tell you is who the man is, what he has ever done in the past, what makes him qualified to be scout troop master, what kind of change he has in mind or why they believe he is capable of changing anything…
When asked why they support Obama, the answers range from "I have waited all my life to cast a vote for the first black president," to "His complete lack of leadership experience makes him the perfect agent of change." Of course, he's not black and we seldom hire the most inexperienced individual for the most critical position, even with affirmative action in play. But hey, we're making history here! Don't let the facts get in your way.
FactCheck and OnTheIssues are working overtime to keep up with all the Obama campaign rhetoric. But apparently, Obama supporters never bother to check the facts when it comes to their candidate of hope and change.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the fact is; beyond charismatic, Barack Hussein Obama is almost none of the things he claims to be.
Time for the real Barack Obama record…
But according to FactCheck, he does accept "bundled" contributions from "lobbyist groups" as well as individual campaign contributions from the spouses of well-known Washington lobbyists. He also receives tons of "bundled" funds from labor unions and Democrat 527 organizations.
When pressed on the issue, (on rare occasion), he admits "Money is the original sin in politics and I am not sinless" and states "Lobbyist influence comes from access, not money." In short, Obama is funded by the same lobbyists and special interest groups as all other Democrats. He's just slicker about covering the money trail.
But according to OnTheIssues, Obama voted to defund U.S. domestic oil exploration, voted to ban U.S. drilling in ANWR and block all efforts to increase U.S. refining capacity, voted to force Americans to reduce their oil consumption by 40% by 2025 instead of the 5% supported by the balance of congress, voted to force Detroit to build more hybrids, voted to burn more ethanol (food) and factor the Global Warming Scam into all national energy policies. Obama takes the most liberal position in congress on energy and keeps the U.S. dependent upon foreign oil as a result.
However, Obama has been an ardent opponent of every child's fundamental right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The National Right to Life Association gives him a perfect zero rating, indicating an unwavering support for a woman's right to kill. He voted against every child's right to life at every opportunity, including voting against the ban on the heinous act of Partial Birth Abortion. He has staked out the most extreme left position available against children. He believes strongly in a woman's right to kill her young, but not in a woman's right to spend household income on food rather than health insurance.
But he has a strong record of supporting affirmative action, which provides special advantage to specific citizens over all other citizens, strictly on the basis of race. He also supports treating drug dealing as a "minimum wage problem" and not a criminal activity, based on drug trafficking being prevalent in black communities.
But he opens his campaign rhetoric with this statement, "When I am this party's nominee, my opponent will not be able to say that I voted for the war in Iraq," a post 9/11 foreign policy initiative supported overwhelmingly by both parties in both houses of congress as a vital matter of both national security and the advancement of democracy in parts of the world important to America's strategic interests.
Further, he "didn't vote for war in Iraq" because he was not a member of Congress when that vote took place, nor did he have access to the intelligence reports over twelve years beginning in 1991, that caused the vast majority of Congress and his opponent Hillary Clinton, to support deposing the Hussein regime and liberate, not invade, the Iraqi people.
Today Obama is lashing back at attacks from John McCain regarding Iraq, by stating for his blindly ill-informed followers that "Al Qaeda was not in Iraq until after George Bush invaded Iraq." This is of course an untrue statement. Al Qaeda indeed had cells operating in Iraq long before congress authorized the deposing of Hussein in 2003. In fact, Al Qaeda had cells inside Iraq before 9/11/01 and Hussein government officials had traveled from Iraq to Afghanistan for the sole purpose of seeking common anti-western interests with Al Qaeda as far back as 1996, all of which has been reported widely and recorded even in the 9/11 Commission Report that Obama often quotes on other matters.
Obama's first promise of change comes in the form of a call for retreat and defeat in Iraq, which every international expert can tell you will destabilize Iraq's current progress towards secure democratic reform, an idea Obama claims to hold dear, but won't support.
He wants to bring our troops home immediately, but in defeat, not victory.
He wants to launch a new era of dialogue and cooperation with the worlds most brutal and committed enemies of the west in North Korea, Iran, and China, with folks like Chavez and Castro. He says that "China is our competitor, not our enemy," even as Chinese spies are being brought to justice for infiltrating the most secret of U.S. national security agencies.
But he wants a U.S. Military enforced "no fly zone" in Africa, where the ancestors of his radical Muslim father live in tyranny, oppressed by African war lords and corrupt African politicians, not American slave traders.
He talks about a more secure and sovereign America as he pushes to erase U.S. borders, legalize illegal migration - including with full voting rights for illegals, and calls for "increased tax-payer investment in our relationship with Mexico" while asking for "$50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse," not American states, third world dictatorships.
Obama is not only completely unqualified to be Commander-in-Chief, he would be the most dangerous choice available in 2008.
Do I need to keep going with the real Obama record of leadership and change? This candidate is nothing but charismatic, with an uncanny ability to sell garbage to unsuspecting young voters who have yet to make their first car payment, much less figure out what's best for America.
If you are unable to recognize the pattern of faulty logic and flat out lies that make up the Obama campaign, listing more examples won't help you. But maybe what kind of change he has in mind will get your attention…
Obama's Future for America
Like his political heroes and great agents of change Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx, Obama is a charismatic rebel rouser with an abstract but eloquent Farrakhan styled cadence in his public delivery. But like his heroes, his goods must be sold as something other than what they really are, because even the most ill-formed American voter will not knowing support Democratic Socialism under its official name.
So instead of calling it socialized medicine, we call it universal health care. It's the same thing, but one sounds better than the other, even to college kids.
Some of Obama's words can be taken to heart though… just not his campaign words.
Candidate Obama says he opposes gay marriage and supports same-sex unions. – But Senator Obama said – "I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."
"My parents shared not only an improbable love; they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success." – Here, he's actually defending his given middle name, Hussein, not his first name "blessed."
"Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction." – Yet he supports the most immoral social policies on earth, abortion, sexual perversion, socialism and affirmative action against all people not of color, and opposes the struggle for freedom and democracy in Iraq.
About the struggle for democracy in Iraq, Obama says – "We're not going to baby sit a civil war."
Wife Michelle Obama is right when she say's – "Barack will not allow Americans to go back to life as usual." Based on Obama's positions on countless issues, I'd say life in America will never be the same again…
If Obama followers can stop fainting at his Elvis-like pep rallies long enough to actually research the man, his lack of accomplishment and experience, his insanely naïve policy platform and his Marxist ideas of change for America, Barack won't continue to run away with the Democrat nomination, even against a weak opponent like Hillary Clinton.
For all of Hillary's obvious faults, she's not Barack Obama and my hope is that Obama fans take a deep breath and research their candidate before they make an error in judgment that every American will live to regret. Marx and Alinsky had hope for change too… Is this the change Obama supporters really have in mind?
For heaven sake - Even Rosanne Barr gets this one right!
© 2008 J.B. Williams
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