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Barack Hussein Obama is an African-American who has not shared the black Ame rican experience and was, by birth and blood, a Muslim for at least 27 years. His politics are rooted in Marx and socialism. He is a master at shaping his own mythology and completely unqualified to be Commander in Chief. This document is evolving ~ submit additions and/or corrections via the "feedback" link. The web is being scrubbed of Obama content. Please use the feedback page Include the link words or Note to report broken links, so I may repair them, find a substitute article or link phrase as reference to the referenced article via cache or WayBack Machine.
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year event Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Senior) was born in Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya. He is a member of the Luo tribe and grew up in the sleepy village of Alego-Kogello. Senior's father is Hussein Onyango Obama (Grandfather). He was born about 1895 and died in 1979. He was a prominent and wealthy farmer. Grandfather lived for a time in Zanzibar, where he converted from Christianity to Islam. He was one of the first Muslim converts in his village.
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"What your grandfather respected was strength -- discipline." Obama quoted Grandfather - several wives his grandmother as telling him. "This is also why he rejected the Christian religion. Senior will have seven children with his three 1936 "For a brief time, he converted, and even changed his name to Johnson. But wives and one mistress. he could not understand such ideas as mercy towards your enemies, or that this man Jesus could wash away a man's sins." Obama is the logical extension of "It Takes a "To your grandfather, this was foolish sentiment, something to comfort Village." women," she added. "And so he converted to Islam -- he thought its practices conformed more closely to his beliefs." Grandfather had several wives. His first wife was Helima, with whom he had no children. Second, he married Akuma and they had Sarah Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. and Auma Obama.
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Grandfather's third wife was Sarah, the one often referred to by Obama as his "grandmother," and is a lifelong Muslim. "I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith," she says.
Sarah was the primary caregiver for Senior after his mother, Akuma, left the family when her children were still young. Stanley Ann (Anna) was born in Wichita, Kansas to Stanley and Mad elyn Dunham and would eventually live in 13 different places. 1943 As an historical aside, Anna Dunham's forebears were slaveholders, one of Obama's great- great-great-great grandfathers, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves who were recorded in the 1850 Census in Nelson County, Ky. The same records show that one of Obama's great-great- great-greatgreat-grandmothers, Mary Duvall, also owned two slaves. At 18, Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Senior) marries a girl called Kezia from the local village. It was Kezia who remained his one true love and to whom he always returned. Obama Sr. was working in an office in Nairobi, when he took Kezia from her family at the age of 16. Her father was furious. Kezia said: "He did not like Obama. My father and brothers came to Nairobi
He remains married to this woman when he goes to Hawaii and sires Barack.
to bring me back. They said I had to go back to school. "When I wouldn't, they said they would never speak to me again. "Barack was also worried about what his father would think because I was so young, but he gave us his approval. Obama's father (often described as poor) sent my mother and father 14 cows for my dowry. Senior is awarded a scholarship, to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 1957 Senior's scholarship is organized by a former Kenyan cabinet minister, the late Tom Mboya, who was earmarked as the successor to Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first prime minister and leader of the terrorist Mau Mau. Senior arrives at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is twenty-three years old. 1958 Kezia, who is pregnant, remains in Kenya. Senior would have two more children with Kezia in subsequent years. Stanley Ann (Anna) Dunham, Obama's mother and a strong-willed, unconventional member of the Mercer Island High School graduating class of 1960, touted herself as an atheist. She was the curious and precocious daughter of a father who wanted a boy so badly that he named her Stanley -- after himself. 1960 The Dunhams moved to Seattle in the mid-50's and Anna was greatly influenced by left-wing and communist teachers in the Mercer Island High School, who had the students read the philosophers Sartre and Kierkegaard, "The Communist Manifesto" and question the existence of God. In the 1950s, the Dunhams joined "the little Red church on the hill," where
Very comprehensive history of Stanley Ann Dunham here.
the McCarthyism and skepticism that Anna's father embraced and passed on to his daughter was welcomed. A high school classmate described Anna as "a fellow traveler. . . . We were liberals before we knew what liberals were." Anna's father found a better opportunity -- another furniture store, this one in Hawaii. For Stanley Ann, established a relationship with Barack Obama Sr., who she meets at the University of Hawaii, and spent weekends in discussions that seemed to be, in part, a logical extension of the long coffeehouse sessions in Seattle and the teachings of Wichterman and Foubert, Anna's left-wing instructors. The forum involved graduate students from the University of Hawaii. They spent weekends listening to jazz, drinking beer and debating politics and world affairs. Neil Abercrombie, the Democratic congressman from Hawaii, was part of those regular gatherings and described Anna as "the original feminist." Although Anna Dunham is frequently described as an atheist, Obama remembers, "My mother was a deeply spiritual person and would spend a lot of time talking about values and give me books about the world's religions and talk to me about them. Although still married to Kezia, Senior marries fellow student Anna Dunham. Dunham is eighteen years old and an anthropology student. They Senior is now legally a 1960 are both students at the East-West Center and they met in a Russianbigamist but eventually language course at a time when the Russian language was inextricably mixed returns to Kezia. up with communism.
His own father and mother’s wedding in Hawaii may not have been properly documented. "How and when the marriage occurred remains a bit murky, a bill of particulars that I have never quite had the courage to explore," Obama writes in his memoir. The Dunhams weren't happy and Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was furious. He wrote the Dunhams "this long, nasty letter saying that he didn't approve of the marriage," Obama recounted his mother telling him in "Dreams." "He didn't want the Obama blood sullied by a white woman." Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1961 six months after they Senior and Anna wed. After rejecting a scholarship at the Marxist New School for Social Research in New York City that would have paid for his family to come with him, He leaves Harvard as soon Senior abandons Anna and Obama for Harvard, claiming there was no 1963 as Kenyatta becomes Prime allotment for his family. Minister.
Obama is approximately 2 years old when his father abandons the family. Jomo Kenyatta, who was arrested in October, 1952 on the charges of 1963 "managing and being a member" of the Mau Mau Society, seizes control of Kenya and becomes its first prime minister in May. In June, one month later, Senior leaves Harvard and returns to Kenya, joining the Kenyatta government as a senior economist. 1963 Senior is obviously close to Kenyatta, Tom Mboya and the Kenyatta government, Was Senior associated with the Mau Mau? He certainly was connected and he was the right age.
Yup, Senior is a believer in Senior marries his third wife, an American-born teacher called Ruth, whom that four wives Muslim he had met at Harvard while still legally married to both Kezia and Ann and thing. 1964 who followed him to Africa. Ruth is the third woman Obama Sr. "marries" in 10 years.
Senior also had two children with Ruth. Obama's mother marries Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo, who is an official of the Director General's office in the TNI Topography division of the Indonesian Army and later an oil company executive. Lolo Soetoro, a Muslim, promptly moves his new family to Jakarta, Indonesia, the worlds most populous Muslim country. 1968 Subsequently, Lolo and Anna will have one daughter, Obama's step-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. It is she who places Obama in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1968 through 1973. In Obama's account of this move, he states his mother was shocked to discover how her new husband reverted to chauvinist Indonesian ways as soon as he left America and that Indonesia was a nasty right-wing dictatorship (although the latter doesn’t jibe with her spending much of the Photo of the Soteros.
rest of her life in that country).
To Obama, his mother is a Kumbaya-era liberal. He feels that she messed up her life due to naïve faith in Third World countries and Third World men. Years later, when he’s working on Wall Street, he’s creeped out by his visiting mother’s insistence on seeing her favorite film, the 1959 Brazilian art-house classic "Black Orpheus." He belatedly realizes that his very fairskinned mother is sexually attracted to dark men. He pompously intones, "The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart." Wallace-Wells mentions in Rolling Stone: There is an amazingly candid moment in Obama’s autobiography when he writes of his childhood discomfort at the way his mother would sexualize
African-American men. "More than once," he recalls, "my mother would point out Harry Belafonte is the best- looking man on the planet." What the focus groups his advisers conducted revealed was that Obama’s political career now depends, in some measure, upon a tamer version of this same feeling, on the complicated dynamics of how white women respond to a charismatic black man. Early in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, Obama’s pollsters discovered that women loved him, especially nice white ladies who like personalities more than politics and definitely don’t like political arguments. The "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" blog reports that Obama's Indonesian schooling began when he was entered into the Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School on January 1, 1968 and sat in class 1B. He was registered under the name Barry Soetoro, serial number 203. 1968 School documents listed Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen and his religion was listed as Islam. Catholic schools accept non-Catholics worldwide. Non-Catholic students are typically excused from religious instruction and ceremony. 1969 Obama enters Class 2 of the Assisi Primary School. 1970 Obama enters Class 3 of the Assisi Primary School. 1971 Obama's family moves from H Ramir Street to Dempo Street. Obama enters the Besuki Primary School, a government school. He was enrolled as Barry Soetoro, Muslim. 1971 Ten years old and already he wants to be president?
Was Obama a citizen of Indonesia? Does he enjoy dualcitizenship?
Iis Darmawan, 63, Obama's teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall Over and over, he and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had expresses his desire to sharp math skills. "He wrote an essay titled, 'I Want To Become President,'" become president. the teacher said. It is an underlying theme
His third grade teacher, Fermina Katarina Sinaga, now 67, asked her class to throughout his life. write an essay titled "My dream: What I want to be in the future." Obama wrote "I want to be a President," she said. Watch out for these guys. Obama's sister Maya, has also said, "There was always a joke between my mom and Barack that he would be the first black president." All Indonesian students are required to study religion at school and a young Barry Soetoro, being a Muslim, would have been required to study Islam daily in school. He would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his prayers properly, to read and recite from the Quran and to study the laws of Islam.
The Obama Campaign told the LA Times he wasn’t a In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying "practicing Muslim." the Quran and describes the public school as "a Muslim school." (3/14/2007) According to Tine Hahiyary, one of Obama's teachers and the principal from But his official website 1971 through 1989, Barry actively took part in the Islamic religious lesso ns says: "Obama Has Never 1971 during his time at the school. His teacher was named Maimunah and she Been A Muslim, And Is a lived in the Puncak area, the Cianjur Regency. Committed Christian" (11/12/2007) "I remembered that he had studied "mengaji" (recitation of the Quran)" Tine said. This is the basic problem with Obama -- his Our guy in Jakarta writes: "The actual usage of the word 'mengaji' in dissimulation. Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue. "Mengagi" is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and status in the mindset of fundamentalist societies here in Southeast Asia. To put it quite simply, 'mengaji classes' are not something that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever send their child to. To put this in a
Christian context, this is something above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school classes." "The fact that Obama had attended mengaji classes is well known in Indonesia and has left many there wondering just when Obama is going to come out of the closet." "As I've stated before, the evidence seems to quite clearly show that both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were in fact devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such." Classmate Rony Amiris describes young Barry as enjoying playing football and marbles and of being a very devout Muslim. Amir said, "Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. "We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house. If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny," said Rony. Amiris now the manager of the Bank Mandiri, Jakarta, recently said, "Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. His birth father, Barack Hussein 1972 Comments made in 2007 Obama was a Muslim economist from Kenya. Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama was married to a woman from Kenya who had seven children. All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims" Rony extrapolates further, that Obama at one point had to change his religion if he ever intended later to run for the office of President of the United States because America would never elect a Muslim to the be President of the United States. Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was quoted as saying, "He 1972 (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a 'sarong', at that time." Comments made in 2007
"He was quite religious in Islam but only after marrying Michelle, he changed his religion." Upon Dunham's divorce from Lolo she sent 10- year-old Barack to live with her parents in Honolulu, while she and his half-sister stayed in Indonesia. Dunham would remain in Indonesia until her death in 1995 from cancer. Barry Soetoro is enrolled in the Punahou School and becomes Barack Hussein Obama. Obama's classmate and friend, Keith "Ray" Kakugawa, said. "Barry's biggest struggles then were missing his parents. His biggest struggles were his feelings of abandonment. It is my belief that this is the defining moment in Barack's life. 1972 "White folk" -- gag! Obama "hides" his white grandmother.
Meanwhile, Obama would describe his grandparents, the people who would raise him, as "white folk."
Madelyn Dunham raised Barry Obama. It was probably her money that got him admitted to the prestigious Punahou School in Hawaii and paid his fees. Her efforts were formative, perhaps even more so than those of Obama's mother Ann, Madelyn's daughter. And yet Madelyn is being hidden away. And America's media have supinely allows Obama to pretend he has no white relatives. He has paraded his step-grandmother in Kenya, who never saw him until the 1980s, as his "granny," and locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet. Now, the Chicago Tribune reports "the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available." All because she is white and Barry Obama is a "black" candidate for president. The "segregation" of Madelyn Dunham, Obama's white grandmother, and only real grandmother, has to be one of the cruelest and most mendacious political kidnappings this nation has ever seen. Obama wanted a race to belong to, a team whose accomplishments would reflect well upon him. Of course, it was unthinkable in his liberal white family to take pride in the achievements of his mother’s race, so Obama gloried in being part of his absent father’s race.
1973 From the age of ten onward, though, Obama desperately wants to be black: ―I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant.‖ Honolulu’s paucity of African-Americans means he has to learn Obama does not identify as to be black from the media: ―TV, movies, the radio; those were places to a bi-racial person. start. Pop culture was color-coded, after all, an arcade of images from which
Abandoned by his father and shipped off by his mother to his white grandparents, Barry Sotero as Barack Hussein Obama begins the search for his "blackness.".
you could cop a walk, a talk, a step, a style.‖ He cherishes every cause for complaint he can discern against white folks. He is constantly distressed at being half-white. Obama says he "ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites." As a teenager, Obama went to parties and sometimes sought out gatherings on military bases or at the University of Hawaii that were mostly attended by blacks. 1974 When his grandmother wants a ride to work because the day before, while awaiting the bus, she was threatened by a black panhandler, he is outraged -at his grandparents. Later, when he moves to the South Side of Chicago in 1984, he eventually discovers that, like his grandmother, he’s sometimes scared of black males on the street, too. While at Punahou School, Obama turns into a disenchanted teenage rebel, experimenting with cocaine and marijuana. Obama admits in "Dreams" that during high school he frequently smoked marijuana, drank alcohol, even used cocaine occasionally.
He denies his "whiteness."
"Deeper into darkness."
In his book, Obama recalls that he had "been headed" to the status of 1975 "junkie" or "pothead", which he describes as "the final, fatal role of the to School Daze! young would-be black man". He recalls smoking "reefer" in the backs of his 1978 friends' vans, dorm rooms and "on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school." Obama, told a group of students in New Hampshire that his drug use had caused him to "waste a lot of time" during his high school years.
Bryon Leong, a former classmate, remembers, "He was known as a partier, as a guy looking for a good time, but not much more," Mr Leong said. "There was pot in Hawaii in the 1970s, but it wasn't a big deal." "It wasn't like guys were smoking dope on campus and coming to school high," said Eric Kusunoki, 57, Obama's teacher from age 15 to 18. "If they did, it would have been pretty obvious. If he did dabble with drugs or alcohol, I didn't see it." Other schoolmates also remember his time at school rather differently. He was a spoiled high-achiever, they recall, who seemed as fond of his grandparents as they were of him. One of his former classmates, Alan Lum, said: "Hawaii is such a melting pot that it didn't occur to me when we were growing up that he might have problems about being one of the few African-Americans at the school. Us kids didn't see color. He was easy-going and well- liked." Lon Wysard, who also attended the academy, said the budding politician was in fact idolized for his keen sportsmanship. "He was the star basketball player and always had a ball in his hand wherever he was," Wysard recalled.
At school, Obama was surrounded by the island's richest and most accomplished students. America Online founder Steve Case, actress Kelly Preston and former Dallas Cowboys lineman Mark Tuinei, who died in 1999, attended the school around that time. Pro golf sensation Michelle Wie, 17, is a student there now (2006). In his yearbook pictures, Obama wears a 1970s-style wide-collared shirt and sports jacket, his hair in a neatly trimmed afro that covers the tops of his ears. He added a photo of himself playing basketball, and a shot entitled "Still Life" that includes numerous items. Among them are a trophy, telephone, turntable and beer bottle.
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A package of "Zig- Zag" rolling papers and a matchbook are prominently displayed in front, and in a brief caption he thanked the "Choom Gang" and others "for all the good times." The "Choom Gang" is a reference to "chooming," the Hawaiian slang for smoking marijuana. 1979 Obama enters Occidental College in California. In his first memoir, "Dreams," Obama included a description of black student life at Occidental College in Los Angeles. "There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close 1980 together, traveling in packs," he wrote. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." He added: "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. You are know by your friends and associates -and Obama's are the hardcore leftists.
The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists." Obama said he and other blacks were careful not to second-guess their own racial identity in front of whites. "To admit our doubt and confusion to whites, to open up our psyches to general examination by those who had caused so much of the damage in the first place, seemed ludicrous, itself an expression of self- hatred," he wrote. Occidental College in Los Angeles, which then had a black mayor, Tom Bradley, wasn’t black enough, so in search of a community to belong to, he transfers to Harlem … well, to be precise, to that prestigious university on 1981 the edge of Harlem, Columbia. (A recurrent theme in Obama’s career is Power to the People gestures and Ivy League results). He majors in political science with a specialization in international relations. "I stopped getting high. I ran 3 miles a day and fasted on Sundays. For the first time in years I applied myself to my studies and started keeping a journal of daily reflections and very bad poetry," he wrote in "Dreams." 1982 He went to the Marxist-Socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he'd become "one of those freaks you see on the streets around here." Senior dies in an alcohol-related car accident in Kenya, leaving three wives, one mistress, six sons and a daughter -- there is also the possibility of an eight progeny via the mistress. Obama swaps drugs for Marxism.
Senior ends up with three wives, some at the same time and one mistress.
1982 Although Obama claims Senior was an atheist, Senior was buried as a Muslim and the rival families of his late father are still suing each other over He has either seven or eight his meager estate. children, depending on the
report. One of Senior's former drinking partners, Kenyan writer Philip Ochieng Ochieng says that his friend's downfall was his weak character. "Although charming, generous and extraordinarily clever, Obama Sr. was also imperious, cruel and given to boasting about his brain and his wealth," he said.
"He was excessively fond of Scotch. He had fallen into the habit of going home drunk every night. His boasting proved his undoing and left him without a job, plunged him into prolonged poverty and dangerously wounded his ego." Ochieng recalls how, after sitting up all night drinking Black Label whisky at Nairobi's famous Stanley Hotel, Obama Sr. would fly into rages if Ruth asked where he had been. Ochieng remonstrated with his friend, saying: "You bring a woman from far away and you reduce her to pulp. That is not our way." But it was to no avail. Ruth sued for divorce after her husband administered
brutal beatings. In fact he was a menace to life, said Ochieng. "He had many extremely serious accidents. Both his legs had to be amputated. They were replaced with crude false limbs made from iron. "He was just like Mr Toad [from Wind In The Willows], very arrogant on the road, especially when he had whisky inside. I was not surprised when I learned how he died." Ruth refused to comment on the abuse charges when we tracked her down to the Kenyan school where she now works. She said: "I was married to Barack's father for seven years so, yes, you could say Barack is my stepson. "Barack's father was a very difficult man. Although I was married to him the longest of any of his wives he wasn't an easy person to be around." Obama graduates from Columbia College moves to Chicago where he finally finding a home where at least some whites reciprocated his antagonism. Many of his classmates don't remember Obama. He's not in the yearbook. Columbia couldn't find a picture of him at school. In the period from high school in Hawaii, to Columbia University and then to the streets of Chicago as a community organizer, Obama is the classic angry young black man, describing his world thusly: 1983 "We were always playing on the white man's court -- by the white man's rules. If the principal, or the coach, or a teacher wanted to spit in your face, he could, because he had the power and you didn't. The only thing you Angry, hateful black man
could choose was withdrawal into a smaller and smaller coil of rage." Obama once described the white race as ―that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams.‖ ―That hate hadn't gone away,‖ he wrote, blaming ―white people — some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.‖ During college, Obama disapproved of what he called other "half-breeds" who gravitated toward whites instead of blacks. And yet after college, he 1983 once fell in love with a white woman, only to push her away when he Half-breeds? concluded he would have to assimilate into her world, not the other way around. He later married a black woman. Obama goes to work for Business International in January. He stays one 1984 year. Obama answered a help-wanted ad for a position as a community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago. Obama was 24 years old, unmarried, and according to his memoir, searching for a genuine AfricanAmerican community. Both the CCRC and the DCP were built on the Alinsky model of community Hillary isn't the only 1985 agitation, wherein paid organizers learned how to "rub raw the sores of Alinskyite. discontent," in Alinsky's words. One of Obama's early mentors in the Alinsky method was Mike Kruglik, who had this to say to an interviewer of The New Republic, about Obama: "He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging
them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better." The agitator's job, according to Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the "realization" that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve, and to make such an almighty stink that the dastardly governments and corporations will see imminent "selfinterest" in granting whatever it is that will cause the harassment to cease. In these methods, euphemistically labeled "community organizing," Obama had a four-year education, which he often says was the best education he ever got anywhere. Obama goes to work at a Chicago housing project, Altgeld Gardens, where he refines his skills. Here, Obama worked as an ethnic activist, helping the impoverished black community wring more money and services from the government. That government money was wrecking the morals of the housing-project residents seems obvious from his book, but Obama never comes out and says it. This guy is a hard-core, 1985 Numerous white moderates assume that a man of Obama’s superlative Marxist. intelligence must be kidding when he espouses his cast- iron liberalism on race-related policies, but they don’t understand the emotional imperative of racial loyalty to him. His mentor during this period was the veteran local agitator, Hazel Johnson, who who disputes the version of events at Altgeld Gardens that Obama wrote of in his book and tells audiences at his political gatherings.
While working as a community organizer, Obama was repeatedly asked to join Christian congregations but begged off. "I remained a reluctant skeptic, doubtful of my own motives ..." he wrote. Obama travels to Kenya for the first time. Obama's 40- year-old cousin Said Hussein Obama commented, "My cousin found it difficult when he came here to learn of his six half-brothers and sisters were born to four different mothers.
The Clintons and Rodhams were bad, but wait until this bunch starts hanging out at the White House.
Obama's left hand is on the shoulder of Kezia, Obama Sr.'s first wife, who
said, "The first time I met Barack Jr. was when he came to Kenya in 1985. He was so much like his father, his looks, his voice, everything. It was like seeing my husband all over again."
In addition to Obama's half-sister, Auma (Obama's right hand), Kezia has three sons by Barack Sr. Her two youngest, Bernard and Abo, live in Nairobi. They are all Muslims. When Obama first undertook his agitating work in Chicago's South Side poor neighborhoods, he was un-churched. Yet his office was in a Church and most of the folks he needed to agitate and organize were Church people -- pastors and congregants -- who took their churches and their church- going very seriously. Again and again, he was asked by pastors and church ladies, "Where do you go to Church, young man?" It was a question he dodged for a while, but finally he relented and joined a church.
Obama didn't join just any church, but a huge black nationalist church, the Not your average Christian Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC). Its pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Church unabashedly preaches a "black" gospel. 1988 HERE is the expanded Trinity describes itself as a "congregation which is Unashamedly Black and "Black Value System" and Unapologetically Christian. Our roots in the Black religious experience and it's a MUST READ. tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother continent, the cradle of civilization." "Trinity has a non- negotiable commitment to Africa, is committed to the historical education of African people in diaspora and committed to liberation, restoration, and economic parity." Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by
the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. They believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts: 1. Commitment to God 2. Commitment to the Black Community 3. Commitment to the Black Family 4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education 5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence 6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic 7. Commitment to Self- Discipline and Self- Respect 8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness" 9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community 10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions 11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System 12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System. Please read the "Black Value System" again -- only this time, substitute the word "White" for "Black." If your church had such a "White Value System" Jesse and Al and the NAACP would have 10,000 demonstrators out front in a heartbeat. Trinity is very anti-Israel and supports divestment. There are 15 videos on Trinity United Church of Christ " About" page. You
can access them by staring video #1 (double-click) and then clicking the Menu button on the player after its started. The 2nd video is truly disturbing. In it you can hear the Rev. Wright spew 5 minutes of hate speech. Note: The videos referenced in the above paragraph have been taken down -more scrubbing of the Internet by Obama's forces -- but HERE'S the link to the YouTube version and it's a must watch. Obama soon falls under the spell of the leftist black nationalist preacher, who preaches African-American unity through antipathy toward whites. Wright, who acts as Obama's personal spiritual adviser, is militantly Afrocentric. His website proudly claims, "We are an African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother continent, the cradle of civilization." Wright, who married the Obama's, remains a major influence on the presidential candidate. The title of Obama’s second book, The "Audacity of Obama's pastor Hope," is borrowed from one of Wright’s sermons. 1988 When he took over Trinity United Church of Christ in 1972, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. was a maverick pastor with a wardrobe of dashikis and a militant message. He graduated from Howard University and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English with a focus on African spirituals. At the University of Chicago Divinity School, he earned another masters degree in the history of religions with a focus on Islam. This video, also available above, presents an example of the Rev. Wright's beliefs -- it is truly disturbing. Wright sought to build his church on the black theology of liberation, the Wright's an admirer of Calypso Louie Farrakhan
Marxist ideology introduced in 1968 by Rev. James Cone of New York. It emphasizes Africa's contribution to Christianity rather than that of mainstream white theologians. At Trinity UCC's 2007 Trumpet Gala, Wright named the "Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan," acting head of the Nation of Islam, as Trinity's "Man of the Year," and awarded him the the "Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award." It was Farrakhan, who was quoted saying, "White people are potential humans -- they haven't evolved yet" (More racist quotes from Louis Farrakhan) Ben Wallace-Wells notes in Rolling Stone: "This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from." Nobody, except Obama knows if his conversion to Christianity is real or not. Although some reports and even Obama have referred to a "baptism", there doesn't appear to be any record of a baptism. Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin, when asked about Obama's baptism, wrote, "I have never been able to obtain any evidence that he was baptized, although I asked for those records." It seems that Obama's conversion occurred when he answered one of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright's altar calls by walking down the aisle of Trinity Church to make a formal commitment of his faith.
Obama's conversion If anyone, anywhere, can validate Obama's baptism, please contact me via feedback or email with a source, link or other documentation.
Note: Some accounts place Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes, "He this event in 1992. (Obama) described his conversion experience in his mid-20s, how he walked
the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ one Sunday in a public affirmation of his private change of heart." "I came to Christianity through the black church tradition where the line between evangelical and non-evangelical is completely blurred. Nobody knows exactly what it means." "Does it mean that you feel you've got a personal relationship with Christ the savior? Then that's directly part of the black church experience. Does it mean you're born-again in a classic sense, with all the accoutrements that go along with that, as it's understood by some other tradition? I'm not sure." "There are aspects of Christian tradition that I'm comfortable with and aspects that I'm not. There are passages of the Bible that make perfect sense to me and others that I go, 'Ya know, I'm not sure about that.'" "It wasn't an epiphany," he says of that public profession of faith. "It was much more of a gradual process for me. I know there are some people who fall out. Which is wonderful. God bless them.... I think it was just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me." Falsani warns us that Obama’s walking the aisle at Trinity is poles apart from what Christians commonly refer to as being "saved, transformed or washed in the blood." In other words, it’s not to be confused with what Jesus called being "born again." As Mr. Obama himself explains, "It wasn’t an epiphany … but just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me." In another account of this event, Manya Brachear, writing in the Chicago Tribune, describes the event thusly: "When Obama sought his own church community, he felt increasingly at home at Trinity. Before leaving for
Harvard Law School in 1988, he responded to one of Wright's altar calls and declared a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Falsani wonders, "What kind of faith is it that is growing in Barack Obama? Is it the historic Christian faith? Not according to the good senator, who describes his faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without any monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with a big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with all other religions." Unlike traditional Christianity, which Mr. Obama bemoans for its "call to evangelize and proselytize," the good senator’s faith is strictly a personal and private affair. Although he has no qualms about parading it in public in hopes of bolstering his political career, he would never dream of preaching it to others in hopes of converting them to Christ. At the core of Obama's faith -- whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two -- is African nativism and Obama's having pledged allegiance to the Black Value System raises political issues of its own. Obama officially becomes an apostate Muslim by his conversion and the question needs to be asked, was Obama's conversion faith-based or political expediency? Big question -- did Obama actually convert? In either case, Muslims view Obama as first a Muslim and then as an apostate Muslim. He faces the death penalty in nearly the entire Islamic Has he publicly rejected his 1988 world. Muslim religion and accepted Christ? There is no dispute among either ancient or modern Muslim scholars that under Islamic law, a murtadd, ―one who turns his back on Islam,‖ an The punishment for apostate, must be put to death. Irtidad, apostasy, is committing treason apostasy in Islam against God, and traitors deserve to be killed. At a minimum, other Muslims would shun him if not kill him and his mother. The fact they are
eagerly welcomed by the Muslim community begs the question, is he their 'Manchurian' candidate? At a minimum, Obama should be asked if he will support the efforts of Christian missionaries in Islamic countries to peacefully convert Muslims to Christianity. An American Expat in Southeast Asia blog, written by an American who has lived in Indonesia for 20 years and has met with both the Taliban and alQaeda, contains the following: "Barack Hussein Obama might have convinced some Americans that he is no longer a Muslim, but so far he has not convinced many in the world's most populous Muslim country who still see him as a Muslim and a crusader for Islam and world peace." How the Muslim world "Barack Hussein Obama's race, his staunch opposition to the war in Iraq, his sees Obama. sympathy to Islam and Muslims worldwide and his Muslim heritage receive the Indonesian media coverage. There is no mention of his apostasy." They don't see him as an 1988 apostate but a crusader for "A good example of how some of the Indonesian media is reporting on Islam. Obama's religion can be found in the following." "Ayah kandung Obama disebut-sebut seorang Muslim, dan Barack Obama juga disebutkan pernah memeluk Islam. Setalah tinggal di AS dan diasuh neneknya, Obama mengaku telah memeluk Kristen. Masalah agama apa yang sekarang dianut Obama, itu adalah prinsip dirinya yang harus dihormati siapapun. Dan hanya Obama sendiri yang tahu dan akan mempertanggungjawabkan di hadapan Tuhan yang diyakininya." "begin my translation..." Written in 2007
"Obama's father was mentioned to be a Muslim and Barack Obama had embraced Islam. After living in the USA and being taken care of by his grandmother, Obama claimed to embrace Christianity. The problem with religion and what is now followed by Obama is a principal he h imself must honor. And only Obama personally will account before God for his beliefs." "What I found interesting in the article was the use of the word 'mengaku' when refering to Obama's conversion from Islam to Christianity. The word 'mengaku' in Indonesian means "claimed" and as such leaves the insinuation to the native Indonesian reader being that Obama might actually still be a Muslim. But this is how Indonesians see Obama, they don't see him as an apostate at all, they see him as a crusader for the cause of Islam." Obama goes off to one of the most famous white man's courts in the country, 1988 Harvard Law School. Friends say he did not want anyone to assume they knew his mind and because of that, even those close to him did not always know exactly where he stood. 1989 ―He then and now is very hard to pin down,‖ said Kenneth Mack, a classmate and now a professor at the law school, referring to the senator’s on-the-one- hand, on-the-other-hand style. Mack added, "Obama stood out from the beginning. He seemed more mature. Everyone understood he was a liberal. He didn't hide that." 1989 1990 Obama is a summer intern at the corporate law firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago where he meets Michelle Robinson, his summer adviser. Meets Michelle First Muslim-American too Obama plans his work and works his plan. Yup, he's definitely a "Progressive"
Obama becomes the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Abner Mikva, a five-term congressman from Illinois who was at that time 1991 Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, tried
to recruit Obama as a clerk, a position considered a stepping stone to clerking on the Supreme Court, but Obama turned him down. "He could have gone to the most opulent of law firms," David Axelrod, a longtime friend who is now Obama’s media adviser, said. "After Harvard, Obama could have done anything he wanted." The Carl M. Loeb Professor at Harvard University, Laurence H. Tribe, taught Obama and employed him as a research assistant. He remembers him as a "brilliant, personable, and obviously unique" person. Tribe said that Obama’s theoretical perspective on applying modern physics to law was "very impressive." "He is obviously a serious intellectual as well as a fantastic campaigner who can reach across boundaries," Tribe said. "He will make an extraordinarily fine president." David B. Wilkins , the Kirkland and Ellis professor of law, said he advised Obama to become a Supreme Court Clerk. "Obama recognized the honor in pursuing that post," Wilkins said, but quickly added that he wasn’t interested. ―He said that he wanted to write a book about his life and his father, go back to Chicago, get back into the community, and run for office there. He knew exactly what he wanted and went about getting it done,‖ Wilkins said. Obama works hard to dispel the image of having sought his superstar status. "It's not about me, it's about you," he likes to tell his crowds. But according to those who know him, he has been talking about the presidency for more than a decade. "It was clear to me from the day I met him that he was thinking about politics," says Harvard Law School classmate Christine
Spurell. The one thread, that remains consistent, throughout Obama's life, is his teacher's, mentor's and friend's recollection of Obama's single-minded pursuit of high political office. Obama graduates from Harvard Law School and receive his Juris Doctor law 1991 degree. Obama moves back to Chicago where he takes a job with the civil rights law 1991 firm, Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland. Obama and Michelle Robinson of Chicago, Illinois are married (October 18, 1992). The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Michelle Robinson was born into a working-class family from the South Side of Chicago in 1964. She graduated from Whitney Young High School in 1981 and majored in sociology at Princeton University, graduating cum 1992 laude in 1985. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin.
Michelle was Obama's mentor at Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland.
Michelle has also been an associate dean at the University of Chicago and is currently a vice president at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She sits on six boards, including the prestigious Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Obama's brother-in- law, Craig Robinson pulled him aside and asked about his plans. "He said, 'I think I’d like to teach at some point in time, and maybe run for public office,'" recalls Robinson, who assumed Senator Obama meant he’d like to run for city alderman. "He said no -- at some Obama wants to be 1992 point he’d like to run for the U.S. Senate. And then he said, 'Possibly even president, once again. run for President at some point.' And I was like, 'Okay, but don’t say that to my Aunt Gracie.' I was protecting him from saying something that might embarrass him." Obama’s family connections to Islam would endure, however. For example, his brother Roy opted for Islam over Christianity, as Obama recounted when 1992 describing his 1992 wedding. "The person who made me proudest of all," Obama wrote, "was Roy.
Actually, now we call him Abongo, his Luo name, for two years ago he decided to reassert his African heritage. He converted to Islam, and has sworn off pork and tobacco and alcohol." Abongo "Roy" Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture." He urges his younger brother to embrace his African heritage. Over the next several years, Obama represents victims of housing and employment discrimination and works on voting-rights legislation for a small public-interest firm. 1993 He also began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, although he declined to pursue a tenure-track post, hoping to save time for politics. Obama is named Senior Lecturer at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School. When he gets the chance to run for the state senate in a district that included Hyde Park, the home of the university and some of the poorest ghettos on the South Side, he jumps at it. A longtime, widely-revered matron of the civil rights movement named Alice Palmer had held the seat for a number of years, but she announced that she wanted to run for Congress. So, Obama seized the opportunity and 1995 Here we go! proclaimed his intention to run for Alice's open seat. Well, Alice lost the congressional race and decided that she wanted to hang onto that hard-won state senate seat. Most of the community leaders tried to persuade Obama to withdraw and wait his turn; he was a newcomer after all. Instead Obama performed his first real act of political jujitsu. He sent his This guy is getting all his ducks in a row.
aides to the courthouse to carefully examine all of Alice Palmer's signatures to see if enough could be disallowed to knock her off the ballot altogether. And indeed, some of Alice's signatures were fake. The aides also found enough other fake signatures on opponents' ballot initiatives to knock them off the ballot as well. By the time Barack Obama walked handily into his state senate seat, everyone there knew him as "the man who knocked off Alice Palmer." Quite a feat indeed for the newcomer, the young whippersnapper with the odd name. As part of Obama's first run for office, he releases his memoir/fable, "Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," in which he acknowledges that he used cocaine as a high school student but rejected heroin. "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though," he wrote. 1995 On "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (12/5/2006) Obama was asked by Leno about taking drugs. Said Leno, "Remember, Senator, you are under oath. Did you inhale?" Replied Obama, "That was the point." In his book, Obama excuses his drug use as "reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy; teenage boys are frequently confused.‖ Even more incriminating than the fact that Obama inhaled and admits to "maybe a little blow," Obama is a cigarette smoker, actually, a chain smoker. Obama's mother dies of cancer a few months after the publication of his 1995 memoir. 1995 Obama’s book is primarily about his rejection of his supportive white maternal extended family in favor of his unknown black paternal extended family. Doesn't like "Whites"
All drug users rationalize their behavior. Tonight Show video
At age 33, he wrote in "Dreams from My Father, that " he found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against his mother’s race. Obama vowed that he would ―never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.‖ In his memoir, "Dreams of My Father," Obama writes of a story in Life 1995 magazine that influenced him -- about a black man trying to bleach his skin Liar, liar, pants on fire white. No such article could be found in Life or Ebony. Obama is elected to the Illinois State Senate as a Democrat. Knocks out all other A close examination of Obama's first campaign clouds the image he has candidates by challenging cultivated throughout his political career. The man now running for their nominating petitions. president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it. 1996 Obama has no military service record. No military service His political history in Illinois shows that Obama has proven himself to be a nearly perfect Progressive-Democrat. 1996 While in the Illinois State Senate, Obama is named Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. His distinguished works include passing 1996 bill to assist children and adults who cannot afford health insurance; Yup, he's PROGRESSIVE 2000 increasing funding for AIDS prevention and care; a law requiring police to videotape interrogations for crimes punishable by the death penalty; a law requiring insurance companies to cover routine mammograms; legislation to curb racial profiling. Obama supports homosexual marriage, racial preferences, banning all guns,
flag-burning, socialized medicine and the absolute right to abortion, including partial-birth abortions. He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. Obama is anti- war, voted against the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act, against privatizing Social Security and opposes the death penalty, three strikes laws and school vouchers. He has no military service record. He strongly supports the decriminalization of marijuana. Obama opposed the Defense of Marriage Act; would work to repeal it in the U.S. Senate; would not vote for any legislation that would restrict the ability of gays and lesbians to marry. Obama opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times in Illinois. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate 98-0. The Born Alive bill would have prohibited a baby from being born alive but left to die according to the mother's wishes. Obama opposed this bill not once, twice, or three times, but four times. Obama took almost $90,000 in bundled contributions from the Council for a Livable World. The council is a well-known anti-defense organization. Obama puts rigid ideology before what's best for the people of Illinois, and presumably he would do that as President as well. He has on several occasions made public his opposition to the NAFTA trade agreement and his belief that it must be negotiated. All the while thanks to NAFTA, Illinois exports $1.3 billion in agricultural goods to Canada. Obama refused to vote for a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have increased penalties for drug traffickers.
Obama voted against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders. Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators. 1999 Daughter Malia, the Hawaiian form of Mary, is born. 2000 Obama makes an unsuccessful run for the U. S. House of Representatives. Obama is also protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S., saying, "In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and 2001 hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging," he laments. "I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Allies with Muslims
Obama sponsors Illinois Senate Bill 750 creating the "Halal Food Act," Islamization -- here's how 2001 providing for inspections by the Department of Agriculture to ensure that all it works and why Halal food labeled Halal is prepared according to Islamic law. food plays a role. In 2001, three bills were proposed to help babies who survived induced labor abortions. One, like the federal Born Alive Infants bill, simply said a living "homo sapiens" wholly emerged from his mother should be treated as a "'person,' 'human being,' 'child' and 'individual.'" As an Illinois state senator, Obama opposed a bill to On all three bills, Obama voted "present," effectively the same as a "no." 2001 define as a "person" a fully Defining "a pre-viable fetus" that survived an abortion as a "person" or born baby who survived an "child," he argued, "would essentially bar abortions, because the Equal abortion. Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute." In 2002, Obama voted "no" on the bill.
2001 Daughter Sasha, the Russian pet form of Aleksandra, is born. In October, Obama gives a speech at an antiwar rally in Chicago opposing 2002 the invasion of Iraq, saying, "I am not opposed to all wars. I am opposed to dumb wars."
And in the same year ...
2002 Obama, running unopposed, wins reelection to the state senate in 2002. Obama calls the Iraq war "a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion 2003 Defending Muslims. into a Muslim country." 2004 Obama runs for an open seat in the U.S. Senate. Obama, is different from most Democrats because of his willingness to embrace the controversial Soros. Shortly after Soros equated the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the September 11th terrorist attacks, Obama joined him in New York for a fund-raiser on June 7th.
Obama and Soros
Not only did Soros donate to Obama's campaign, but four other family members -- Jennifer, sons Jonathan and Robert and wife Susan -- did as well. Because of a special provision campaign finance laws, the Soroses were able to give a collective $60,000 to Obama during his primary challenge. 2004 Obama delivers his now- famous DNC Convention speech. In his speech, he says, "My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin2004 roof shack. His father -- my grandfather -- was a cook, a domestic servant to the British." Responding to questions about his intent to serve out the six year senate term, Obama says, in this video, (link removed), that he will not run for the presidency in four years. Notice: The video has disappeared. Using WayBackMachine, I found two links -- both played empty videos -- a lot of stuff is being scrubbed from the web. Here is what he said in the video: 2004 "I think I've been very clear. Ah-ah- mumble-mumble, there's a presidential election in four years. I'm not running for president in four years." Here is a backup story -- during a meeting with reporters at his Illinois campaign headquarters after his election to the U.S. Senate, he ridiculed as "a silly question" whether he would run for president or vice president before his term ends in 2011. "I’ve never worked in Washington," he said. "I can unequivocally say I will not be running for national office in four years, and my entire focus is making sure that I’m the best possible senator Use page search (Find) on: "1. Inexperience" Video This appears to be dancing around the truth -- see 1936 and 1953 (14 cattle)
Liar, liar, pants on fire
on behalf of the people of Illinois." 2004 Obama is elected to the United States Senate. Obama is sworn into office as the junior United States Senator for Illinois 2005 (D). Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease. He also bought more than $50,000 in stock in a satellite communications business whose principal backers include four friends and donors who had raised more than $150,000 for his political committees.
"I don't recall."
A spokesman for Obama says the senator did not know that he had invested in either company. 2005 Ted Kennedy refers to Obama as Osama -- and don't miss the video. In April, the beatification of Obama begins when Time magazine names Obama one of "The World's Most Influential People." He is listed among 2005 other leaders and revolutionaries. This same year, the British journal New Statesman names Obama one of "10 People Who Could Change the World." Ethical questions surround Obama's shady real estate deal and relationship with indicted political fundraiser and Arab-American activist Tony Rezko, 2005 who befriended Obama during his Harvard days.
Ho, Ho, Ho Who or what is behind this? Is Obama a PR genius? For Chicagoans accustomed to the sound of non-apologies, the statement had a familiar
The deal involves the purchase of Obama's home, a big Edwardian-era ring: If anyone thinks I did detached house in fashionable Kenwood section of Chicago and home of the something wrong, I'm sorry acting head of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. I got caught. The former owner wasn't willing to sell the house without the large chunk of land next to it, which Obama seemingly couldn't afford. So Obama bought the mansion for $1,650,000 at a gigantic discounted price -- some $300,000 less than the asking price. The same day, Rezko's wife bought the adjoining lot, that can't be accessed from the public street, paying the full $625,000 asking price. Six months later, Obama bought approximately one-sixth of the Rezko property for $104,500, so he could "extend his garden," leaving Rezko with a lot that can't be accessed from the street. Did Tony Rezko and his wife subsidize the purchase of Obama's opulent home? Of the transaction, Obama wrote, "It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe that he had done me a favor. For that reason, I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it." Mr. Obama turned to Mr. Rezko for help at several important junctures. Records show that when Mr. Obama needed cash in the waning days of his losing 2000 Congressional campaign, Mr. Rezko rounded up thousands of dollars from business contacts. In 2003, Mr. Rezko helped Mr. Obama expand his fund-raising for the Senate primary by being host of a dinner at his Mediterranean-style home for 150 people, including some whose names have since come up in the influence scandal.
Beyond that, what does it cost to furnish and move into a $2,275,000 home - another $500,000? At any rate, this is pretty good for a guy earning $165,200 per and who once ran his credit cards up so high that the credit card company denied him access to further use of his card. Obama supports the interests of Planned Parenthood 100%. Obama supports the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100%. Obama supports the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0%. 2005 Obama supports the interests of the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 100%. Obama supports the interests of the AFL-CIO 92%. 2005 Obama accepts rides on corporate jets, some to attend his own fundraisers. 2006 Influence peddling or does he just like nice things? Project Votesmart
Obama becomes the Senate's point man on ethics and says he will no longer He's ethical AND eloquent accept rides on corporate jets. Obama's Criticism Irks Kenyan Government Government Says Obama Is A Stooge For Political Opposition by Mike Flannery, CBS 2 Political Editor Raila Odinga, Obama's cousin is a member of 2006 (August) There are signs of tension between Sen. Barack Obama and Obama's ancestral tribe, the African leaders. On Monday, Obama stepped up his criticism of government Luo, and a Muslim. corruption in Kenya.
At the University of Nairobi, the senator offered more pointed criticism, something he's done almost every day since arriving last week. After remaining largely silent, the government of President Mwai Kibaki is beginning to respond, suggesting that Obama may have fallen under the spell of opposition leader Raila Odinga, Obama's cousin. Odinga is the son of Senior’s sister, a direct first cousin and nephew of Obama's father. A potential presidential candidate himself, Odinga's been at Obama's elbow here fairly often and is a member of the Obama family's Luo tribe. "Sen. Obama has to look at critically about where he's receiving his advice from," said government spokesman Dr. Alfred Mutua. "Just because somebody, somewhere wants to run for president and is using Sen. Obama as his stooge, as his puppet to be able to get to where he wants to get to." Obama supports the interests of Planned Parenthood 100%. Obama supports the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100%. 2006 Obama supports the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0%. Project Votesmart
Obama supports the interests of the American Immigration Lawyers Association 88%. In October, Obama publishes "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Obama's Plan Reclaiming the American Dream," which details his views of politics and his vision for the future of the U.S. government and its people. NOTICE: He has it backward we aren't the 2006 ―Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different,‖ Oba ma government's people. wrote. "His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and It's the other way around, uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force the people's government. of will."
Some whites? -- if they are He added: "Malcolm’s discovery toward the end of his life, that some whites Muslims -- this guy still might live beside him as brothers in Islam, seemed to offer some hope of thinks like a Muslim. eventual reconciliation." In "Audacity of Hope Obama advocates civil unions for gay people, declaring tartly that he is not "willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount." Homosexual agenda -2006 Obama's on board. He says he doesn’t "believe we strengthen the family by bullying or coercing people into the relationships we think are best for them – or by punishing those who fail to meet our standards of sexual propriety." CNN (Cable News Network) mistakenly refers to Obama as Osama (as in 2007 Ho, Ho, Ho bin Laden). On January 24. the Obama campaign released the following statement, "To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, Statement is refuted by the 2007 and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in campaign on March 14th. Chicago. Obama formally announces he is a candidate for the Office of the President 2007 of the United States of America on February 10th. On February 11th, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia blasted Obama, saying his policy of withdrawing troops from Iraq will destabilize the entire Middle East. 2007 "I think he's wrong. I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory." "If I were running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama
but also for the Democrats." 2007 Two days later, Obama Obama says that the lives of more than 3,000 American soldiers killed in Iraq had been ―wasted.‖ (video) In her column, Maureen Dowd writes that Barack Obama looked as if he needed a smoke and he needed it bad. So there he was, trying to meet the deep, inexhaustible needs of both Iowa activists and the global press behemoth on his first swing across the state, while giving up cigarettes. 2007 He was a tad testy. ―I’ve been chewing Nicorette all day long,‖ he told reporters at a press conference in Ames on Sunday. The question begs asking, how much of a striver can he be if he's also a smoker? George Soros is a key supporter of the media-darling Illinois Democrat's 2007 presidential campaign. On the February 19th edition of Paula Zahn Now, guest host Kyra Phillips, confused Obama with the world’s most wanted terrorist, saying -- on air -2007 Ho, Ho, Ho "What do you think is Osama bin - is, is Obama - boy that was a terrible slip of the tongue, right? Barack Obama, is he that new leader?" Seven days later, ABC’s Joy Behar, Rosie O'Donnell's straight man on "The View," confused Obama and America’s Most Wanted Terrorist "Obama bin Laden." 2007 Ho, Ho, Ho In a discussion about Britney Spears, and where she could go to escape all the paparazzi and attention, co-host Joy Behar proudly exclaimed: ―She needs to go wherever Obama bin Laden is hiding, because we can’t find Still smokin' Gaff #1
him!‖ (video) In February, Obama pays $400 in parking tickets to Cambridge (MA) and $71 in excise taxes to Somerville for fines and taxes incurred while he was at Harvard Law School. 2007 Obama’s operatives paid 17 outstanding tickets in Cambridge for a vehicle with Illinois plates. Just another sleazy Dhimmicrat hypocrite
Missing are the penalties and fees on a 17 year old tax bill which are considerable. As another example, consider Obama's stirring tale for the Selma audience about how he had been conceived by his parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, because they had been inspired by the fervor following the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights demonstration that was commemorated March 4. "There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama," he said, "because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was 2007 Liar, liar, pants on fire born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me I'm not coming home to Selma, Alabama" Obama was born in 1961, and the Selma march occurred four years later, in 1965. The New York Times reported that when the senator was asked about the discrepancy later that day, he clarified: "I meant the whole civil rights movement." Obama's pastor Jeremiah A. Wright told The New York Times in an interview, published March 6th: "When his (Obama's) enemies find out that 2007 in 1984 I went to Tripoli," with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to visit Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, "a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell." 2007 On March 7th, Obama was on the defensive over stock purchases from A hustle here -- a hustle
companies whose investors included his political donors. On March 14th, in a statement to The Times, the Obama campaign offered this statement to correct their previous statement, that was a bold-faced lie: "Obama has never been a practicing Muslim. The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood's Islamic center."
First was the lie, now the semi- lie.
This is a departure from the earlier statement made by the Obama campaign And, the original statement on January 24. "To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was began, "To be clear ..." 2007 not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Dissimulation and altaqiyya as a political tactic. In three months Barrack's campaign has gone from describing the U.S. presidential hopeful as never having been a Muslim and never having been Liar, liar, pants on fire raised as a Muslim to now having never having been a practicing Muslim. What's with the semantics? Statements from Obama's campaign appear to have evolved, to say the least. In March, Obama tells the Muscatine, Illinois Democratic party activists that he supports relaxing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people. He said 2007 they have suffered the most as a result of stalled peace efforts with Israel. "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people." Obama, asked if homosexuality was immoral, in the wake of comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Peter Pace (3/12), sidestepped the 2007 question. After pressure from gay groups, Obama issued a statement stating he did not agree with Pace "that homosexuality is immoral." An analysis of "lifetime voting records," shows Obama as the most liberal Democrat in Congress, with a score of 84.3 after two full years in the 2007 Senate. The most liberal score possible was 99.
Showing his Muslim/Palestinian solidarity
Homosexuality is moral?
Most liberal member of Congress
The study, released in March by the National Journal, a respected inside-theBeltway research report, places Obama even in front of Dennis Kucinich, with a lifetime score of 79.4. Obama's picture is currently displayed on the page banner of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Project Islamic H.O.P.E.is a national civil rights organization that advocates for the human rights of oppressed people regardless of race, gender or religion. You are known by your 2007 friends and associates. Project Islamic H.O.P.E. follows the teachings of the Holy Quran and the example of Prophet Muhammad. (Peace Be Upon Him) Project Islamic H.O.P.E. supports and follows the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, one of the world’s foremost Islamic leaders. On March 25th, the Chicago Tribune reports that an extensive search found no basis for an episode Obama recounts about a picture he ran across in Life magazine of a "black man who had tried to peel off his skin" in a failed effort to use chemicals to lighten it. Obama writes that "seeing that article was violent for me, an ambush attack." 2007 Liar, liar, pants on fire The Tribune continued: "Yet no such Life issue exists, according to historians at the magazine. No such photos, no such article. When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in a recent interview, 'It might have been an Ebony or it might have been ... who knows what it was?' (At the request of the Tribune, archivists at Ebony searched their catalogue of past articles, none of which matched what Obama recalled.)" Obama, tells the crowd at fundraiser , "I was a constitutional law professor, 2007 which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution." Pump- up the resume
For the record, Obama is a "Senior Lecturer (on leave of absence)" at the University of Chicago Law School. He has taught Constitutional Law III: Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process, Current Issues in Racism & the Law, and Voting Rights & the Democratic Process. On April 4th, Obama's campaign announces that they raked in $25 million for his presidential bid in the first three months of 2007, placing him on a par 2007 And the link is to al Jazeera with front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and dashing her image as the party's inevitable nominee. Obama, speaking to a small group of Democratic activists in Muscatine on 2007 April 8th, was quoted in the Des Moines Register as saying, "Nobody is Muslim sensitivity suffering more than the Palestinian people." On April 9th, the DrudgeReport releases a snapshot of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and his chief political/media adviser David Axelrod having a meeting in the Senator’s Capitol Hill office.
ROLL CALL reports that Congressional ethics rules forbid the use of federal office space for political and campaign activity. 2007 "The sun is shining on me, that's what's going on." 2007 'We don't care about the world as it is, we imagine the world as it might be. Lordy, save us! What does this mean?
We want to write a new chapter,'" Obama told the crowd. "That is the moment that we are in right now." Obama endorses "comparable worth," a truly bad idea. In case you don't know what comparable worth is, it's an idea concocted by feminists in the 1970s or early 1980s. They said that jobs typically held by women pay less than jobs typically held by men. To eliminate this inequity, somebody–the courts, maybe, or some administrative agency, presumably with appeals to the courts–should decide More socialism from "the 2007 what those jobs were really worth, based on some sort of convoluted blessed one" criteria. So that it could be possible to prove that secretaries were of comparable worth to truck drivers and should be paid the same wages. Comparable worth would subject the private-sector economy to the equivalent of the federal civil service system. Bureaucrats would have to classify every job, with their classifications subject to administrative and judicial review. From the New York Times, "Mr. Obama has written that when he became a Christian, he 'felt God’s spirit beckoning' and 'submitted myself to His will 2007 and dedicated myself to discovering His truth.' While he has said he shares core Christian beliefs in God and in Jesus as his resurrected son." April 30th, The New York Times has a report on its front page about Obama's strained relationship with his pastor, also known as his "spiritual mentor." The Times does tend to downplay some of the harsher statements that Pastor Wright has made about Israel, Wright's support for Louis 2007 Farrakhan; trips to Libya and more. Pastor Wright is a supporter of Louis Farrakhan, and in 1984 traveled with him to visit Col. Muammar al-Gadaffi, an archenemy of Israel and America and a firm supporter of terror groups.
Why has there been no fatwah?
Pastor Wright is very wrong -- so is Obama
Wright has also been a severe critic of Israel. In his own words: "The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for almost 40 years now. It took a divestment campaign to wake the business community up concerning the South Africa issue. Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community up and to wake Americans up concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism." 2007 May: Obama receives Secret Service protection -- earliest ever. On May 8th, Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died. The death toll was 12. 2007 "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser. His excuse for this blunder was, "There are going to be times when I get tired," he said. "There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes." On May 10th, Obama botched his facts in a speech criticizing the U.S. auto industry for "investing in bigger and faster cars while foreign competitors invested in more fuel-efficient technology." Obama stated that "while our fuel standards haven't moved from 27.5 miles per gallon in two decades, both China and Japan have surpassed us, with Liar, liar, pants on fire Obama is the youngest candidate running and he "was tired." How would he respond to a terror attack if he so easily tires?
Actually, it is beginning to appear that Obama is either
Japanese cars now getting an average of 45 miles to the gallon." But Toyota, an idiot or a liar -- you which should know, has responded, "No carmaker gets 45 mpg; ours is chose. closer to 30 mpg." Related -- Obama spent the better part of his remarks criticizing US automakers for not building more hybrid vehicles like Toyota and Honda. Well, we're glad to see Obama's shifting the blame from the consumer to the 2007 automakers. That must explain why the Illinois Senator and Presidential Hypocrisy alert! candidate owns a HEMI-powe red V8 Chrysler 300C. Obviously it's Chrysler's fault Obama bought a big 5.7-liter engine from them -- he just didn't have a choice. John McCain responded to Obama's recent remarks in tough enough, if predictable, language: "While Senator Obama's two years in the U.S. Senate certainly entitle him to vote against funding our troops, my service and experience combined with conversations with military leaders on the ground in Iraq lead me to believe that we must give this new strategy a chance to succeed because the consequences of failure would be catastrophic to our nation's security." 2007 But, McCain being McCain, he can't help himself and goes the next step in the statement's kicker: "By the way, Senator Obama, it's a 'flak' jacket, not a 'flack' jacket." Which is to say, "there is only one of us in this argument who has ever worn the uniform." (my words) And if you still don't get it, a McCain aide blows away the anthill with, well, a rocket. John McCain attacks Obama's spelling and lack of military experience.
"Obama wouldn't know the difference between an RPG and a bong." Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, Democrat Barack Obama is offering a sweeping plan that would require every American to have health 2007 coverage and calls on government, businesses and consumers to share the costs of the program. Presidential candidate Barack Obama will give $16,500 in contributions linked to an indicted donor to charity, part of the Democrat's effort to distance himself from a friend and fundraiser. The donations came from two Chicago businessmen who worked with indicted entrepreneur Antoin "Tony" Rezko, Obama's friend since his 2007 Harvard days and financial beard in the purchase of Obama's home and property. Rezko has pleaded not guilty to charges that he shook down investment firms that wanted to do business with the state of Illinois. Obama last year gave charities $11,500 to clear his campaign fund of donations that had come directly from Rezko. Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, on Monday (6/19), said his campaign made a "dumb mistake" when it circulated a memo criticizing rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's financial ties to India. In an interview with The Associated Press, Obama disavowed the memo 2007 which carried the headline -- "Hillary Clinton (D-Punjab) -- and referred to Bill and Hillary Clintons' investments in India; her fundraising among Indian-Americans; and the former president's $300,000 in speech fees from Cisco, a company that has moved U.S. jobs to India. "It was a dumb mistake on our campaign's part and I made it clear to my
Not surprising that a socialist would push for socialized medicine.
Bet he doesn't give the property back!
He doesn't read his own campaign propaganda? I doubt that!
staff in no uncertain terms that it was a mistake," Obama told the AP in a brief interview in which he referred to the memo as "unnecessarily caustic." Despite often- lofty rhetoric that he plans to bring the nation a ''new kind of politics,'' Sen. Barack Obama has surrounded himself with operatives skilled in the old-school art of the political back stab. Yet when Obama was Blames others -- sounds 2007 criticized this week for opposition research memos critical of Sen. Hillary like the Clintons. Clinton's ties to India and Indian-Americans, he was quick to blame his staff. /snip/ It was at least the third time since February the Illinois Democrat has blamed his staff for a glitch. Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an Like the UCC is a real effort to sow division. Christian Church? 2007 "Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and faith started being used to drive us apart," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a 30- minute speech before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ. In June, it was revealed that Barack Obama wrote letters to city and state officials supporting his political patron Tony Rezko's successful bid to get more than $14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior citizens when he was an Illinois state senator. The deal included $855,000 in development fees for Rezko and his partner, Allison S. Davis, Obama's former boss, according to records from the project, which was four blocks outside Obama's state Senate district. See the anti-Israeli remarks of its pastor above (April 30)
Just payback for the Rezko/Obama real estate deal. (See 2005 -- above)
Obama's letters, written nearly nine years ago, for the first time show the Democratic presidential hopeful did a political favor for Rezko -- a longtime friend, campaign fund-raiser and client of the law firm where Obama worked -- who was indicted last fall on federal charges that accuse him of demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich. During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more campaign cash from indicted businessman, Tony Rezko and his associates, than he has publicly acknowledged, the Chicago Sun-Times has found. Seven months ago, Obama told the Sun-Times his "best estimate" was that Rezko raised "between $50,000 and $60,000" during Obama's political 2007 career. However, Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle. Additionally, Obama also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since the mid1990s. Everything you ever wanted to know about Obama and Rezko.
Liar, liar, pants on fire
Muslim Americans for Obama '08' features the masthead comment, "DONATE TODAY: One $1 DOLLAR for ONE NATION UNDER GOD" In case there is any doubt as to which "God" these folks are speaking of, the first two paragraphs make it abundantly clear. 2007 With God's Name ~ Quran 49:13 Oh Mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. The best of you, in the sight of God, is the best in conduct. Allah is the best knower, aware. As Salaam Alaikum, (The Peace of God Be Upon You) and welcome to Muslim Americans for Obama'08. “Muslim Americans for Obama ’08,” proposes installing Muslim prayer areas in public places and giving Muslims time off for prayer and has denounced Obama’s colleagues in the U.S. Senate who happen to be Jewish. On the blog, which is attached to BarackObama.com, viewers can read about ―the Senate pro-Israeli zionist hawk Joe Lieberman,‖ Further troubling are the following ―Issues & Solutions‖ on the site: Interesting, an endorsement instead of a fatwah.
-- Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer. -- Make the 2 Eid’s recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work. -- Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.) On the right side of the website’s homepage is a link to Aswat Al-Islam, a radical Islamic multimedia outlet. Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 lists it as "Quran (Audio) English Translation." There is a link, under "Resources" on the first page that directs the reader to a Wikipedia definition of "Who is a Muslim." Some extracts are: "The Qur'an describes as Muslims many Biblical prophets and messengers: Adam, Noah (Arabic: Nuh), Moses (Arabic: Musa) and Jesus (Arabic: Isa) and his apostles." In Surah 3:52 of the Qur'an, Jesus’ disciples tell Jesus: "do thou bear witness that we are Muslims". The Muslim American Society (MAS) is an organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. 2007 On its website's "Personality Page," the MAS displays a photo and short bio of Barack Hussein Obama along with other prominent Muslims, such as Malcolm X, Saladin and Moqtada al-Sadr.
The only non-Muslims represented -- John Kerry and Michael Moore.
A 2004 Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that, after a contentious debate, U.S. leaders of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood decided in 1993 to begin calling themselves the Muslim American Society. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Islamist group that largely operates underground. The Brotherhood's goal is to spread the rule of Islamic law throughout the world. Key Muslim Brotherhood ideologues, including founder Hassan al- Banna, have endorsed violence as a means of doing so. Today, MAS' leaders admit that the group was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, but claim that MAS has evolved since then. MAS' magazine, The American Muslim provides a snapshot of where MAS really stands on terrorism. The March 2002 issue includes a fatwa endorsing suicide bombings against Israelis, which states that "martyr operations are not suicide and should not be deemed as unjustifiable means of endangering one's life." The fatwa goes on to say that in suicide bombings, "the Muslim sacrifices his own life for the sake of performing a religious duty, which is jihad against the enemy." Obama also has the endorsement of the New Black Panther Party. 2008 "Barack Obama represents 'Positive Change' for all of America. Obama will stir the 'Melting Pot' into a better "Molten America.'" Read The New Black Panther Party 10 Point Platform PowerLine blog thinks that Obama is "Clueless." John Wixted offers a more 2007 To say that Barack Obama is not ready for prime time understates the case. detailed, and excellent, He isn't ready for a 3:00 a.m. infomercial. The latest from Obama: "Obama: rebuttal to Obama here. Shift Troops to Fight al-Qaida":
"We cannot win a war against the terrorists if we're on the wrong battlefield," Obama said. "America must urgently begin deploying from Iraq and take the fight more effectively to the enemy's home by destroying alQaida's leadership along the Afghan-Pakistan border, eliminating their command and control networks and disrupting their funding." Our military commanders have repeatedly stated that the number one foe they are fighting in Iraq is al Qaeda. Al Qaeda's leadership has declared Iraq the main front in their war against civilization. Zawahiri has urged radical Muslims to "hurry to Iraq." Bin Laden has declared Baghdad "the capital of the Caliphate." Iraq is the one place on earth where al Qaeda has chosen to risk its prestige on an effort to engage our forces, exhaust our patience, and drive us from the field. Cornel West was on fire. Bobbing in his chair, his hands sweeping across the stage, the brilliant and bombastic scholar was lambasting Barack Obama's campaign. Before a black audience, at an event outside Atlanta called the State of the Black Union, West was questioning why Obama was 600 miles away, announcing his bid for the White House in Springfield, Ill. Did he really care about black voters? What did that say about his willingness to stand up for what he believes?
If you don't know who and what Cornell West is, please see this video.
2007 "He's got large numbers of white brothers and sisters who have fears and What did Obama promise anxieties and concerns, and he's got to speak to them in such a way that he the radical Cornell West to holds us at arm's length," West said, pushing his hand out for emphasis. "So gain his support? he's walking this tightrope." West challenged the candidate to answer a stark set of questions: "I want to know how deep is your love for the people, what kind of courage have you manifested in the stances that you have and what are you willing to sacrifice for. That's the fundamental question. I don't care what color you are. You see, you can't take black people for granted just 'cause you're black."
A few days later, West was sitting in his Princeton office after class when the phone rang. It was Barack Obama. "I want to clarify some things," the candidate calmly told the professor of religion and African-American studies. Over the next two hours, Obama explained his Illinois state Senate record on criminal justice and affordable health care. West asked Obama how he understood the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and interrogated him about a single phrase in Obama's 2004 Democratic-convention speech: that America was "a magical place" for his Kenyan father. "That's a Christopher Columbus experience," West said. "It's hard for someone who came out of slavery and Jim Crow to call it a magical place. You have to be true to yourself, but I have to be true to myself as well." A few weeks later, the two men met in a downtown Washington, D.C., hotel to chat about Obama's campaign staff. Just a month after ripping into him onstage, West endorsed Obama and signed up as an unpaid adviser. Can't teach homosexuality too soon -- gotta get 'em while they're young
On July 18th, ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson reported that 2007 Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood that sex education for kindergarteners is "the right thing to do."
Video at link His "solutions" will sound familiar to those who listened to Lyndon Johnson's poverty gurus and their fellow travelers under Jimmy Carter who promised massive government assistance: 2007 "When I'm President, I will raise the minimum wage and make it a living wage by making sure that it rises every time the cost of living does. I'll start letting our unions do what they do best again – organize our workers and lift If it walks like a Socialist, talks like a Socialist and spends like a Socialist, it must be ...
up our middle-class. And I'll finally make sure every American has affordable health care that stays with you no matter what happens by passing my plan to provide universal coverage and cut the cost of health care by up to $2500 per family." "The philosophy behind the project is simple – if poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence; failing schools and broken homes, then we can't just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community. And we have to focus on what actually works." It was federal government policies and programs that caused most of the problems of the inner city today. The fact that Obama wants to try more of the same only shows that absolute dearth of ideas emanating from the left regarding urban policy. They just can't help themselves. And Obama can no longer disguise his far left policies by advocating them using soothing, nonthreatening rhetoric. Screw 'em, just like the July 19th -- Obama said, "the United States cannot use its military to solve Southeast Asians -- way to humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn't 2007 go Obama -- the a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there," even though he admits, "it's dhimmicrats never change likely there would be increased bloodshed if U.S. forces left Iraq." their defeatist ways Sunday, 07/22, Obama was in South Florida to address the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation's largest Hispanic so-called civil rights group. No surprise here -- a 2007 La Raza is Spanish for "the race," although NCLR claims it means Marxist addressing "community" on their website. La Raza supports legislation such as the Marxists (see 1980, above) Civil Liberties Restoration Act, which would roll back policies adopted after Sept. 11 designed to protect national security. It supports the "DREAM Act," which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal
aliens -- thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states. The group opposes the "Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2003" and the "Homeland Security Enhancement Act" would give state and local police officers the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. "While the safety and security of our communities and our country are of the utmost importance, new policies that would allow local police departments to enforce federal civil immigration law will hinder terrorist and other criminal investigations, and have a serious negative impact on Latino communities," La Raza explains. The group also supports legislation to ensure illegal immigrants' ability to obtain driver's licenses. La Raza continues to lobby the Senate for virtual open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. La Raza's motto is, "Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada," which translates to ""For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing." The La Raza movement teaches that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as "Aztlan" -- a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to "La Raza" once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.
This plan is what is referred to as the "Reconquista" or the re-conquest, of the western United States. But it won't end with territorial occupation and secession. The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent from "Aztlan." At Monday night’s Democratic debate in Charleston, SC. A questioner, speaking via debate sponsor YouTube, asked whether, in the spirit of ―bold leadership,‖ the candidates would ―meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration…with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries.‖ Obama had a ready answer. "I would," he said without hesitation. With those words, Obama seemed to commit himself to talks with Mahmoud This guy truly is a babe in Ahmadinejad, Bashar al-Assad, Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Kim Jong Il the woods and his advisor, 2007 -- separately, without precondition. David Axelrod, is a boldfaced liar Sen. Barack Obama’s closest political adviser, David Axelrod, wants you to know that Obama did not say what he appeared to say. "He said that he would be willing to talk," Axelrod explained. Sen. Joseph Biden, who has emerged as the clear-eyed antiwar realist in the Democratic race, told National Review Online that the idea of a president meeting with Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and others was "naïve." "World leaders should not meet with other world leaders unless they know what the agenda is, so you don’t end up being used." 2007 At a closed-door, off-the-record meeting with media mavens and corporate titans at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan Tuesday evening, Sen. So, what qualifies Obama to be Commander in Chief,
Barack Obama, D-Ill., the freshman senator who just three years ago was an in a time of war, is the fact Illinois state senator, said he had better judgment about foreign policy than that he lived as a Muslim in any presidential candidate in either party. a Muslim country and all his relatives overseas are "One thing I'm very confident about is my judgment in foreign policy is, I Muslims. believe, better than any other candidate in this race, Republican or Democrat." Now, doesn't that give you a warm feeling? Obama clarified his remarks by saying, "What I was drawing on was a set of experiences that come from a life of living overseas, having family o verseas, being able to see the world through the eyes of people outside our borders." Following up on the above absurd statement, Obama said, in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson Internatio nal Center for Scholars, that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an You got that, Obama attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign condemns the Bush policy skills as naive. Administration for invading an enemy The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that country, Iraq, but suggests he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict we should invade an ally in foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. 2007 the fight against terrorists. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid. "Let me make this clear, there are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005 (of course he neglects to mention Bill Clinton' refusal to accept bin Laden from the Sudan in 1998). If we have actionable intelligence about high- value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will." 2007 This guy proves once again that he is a complete idiot and shouldn't be let anywhere near the White House.
On August 2nd, Obama proves he's definitely not ready for prime time with Game, set, match the following statement, "I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use
nuclear weapons in any circumstance." When asked whether his answer also applied to the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons, he said it did. Obama, who majored in political science with a specialization in international relations at Columbia University, has repeatedly claimed to be the most knowledgeable Democratic candidate in the area of foreign affairs. On the 7th, during the Democrat Party presidential debates, Obama was asked if he would scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as president. 2007 His response was that he would, "immediately call the president of Mexico (and) the president of Canada" to discuss the issue. Of course, Canada has no "president," but a Prime Minister. This gaffe further shows Obama's unfamiliarity with foreign nations -- even our next door neighbor -- proving his unsuitability to lead our country during an era where foreign policy will be of prime importance. On August 9th, Obama, calling a televised forum focusing on gay rights, "a historic moment ... for America," argued for civil unions for gays. Obama said he wanted to tap into the "core decency" of Americans to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians, and argued that civil unions for 2007 same-sex couples wouldn't be a "lesser thing" than marriage. Brian Graden, LOGO president, said, "We already won because the candidates are here." LOGO, the lesbian & gay channel, is owned by MTV Networks.
Obama is a fool.
Obama must have been smoking pot the day they discussed Canada at Columbia.
Obama's church, the United Church of Christ, has supported gay marriage since 2005.
Obama is on board.
Obama, sharing his vision of America as welfare state with the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, compared last year's massive immigration rallies, led by Hispanics, to the civil-rights marches of AfricanAmericans in the 1960's. Can it be that Obama thinks he is running for To the Harvard-trained lawyer, the illegal immigrants are just secretary-general of the 2007 "undocumented immigrants" who just haven't had a chance to get the United Nations and not paperwork done. president of the United States? It certainly is new for someone, campaigning for our nation's highest office, to see representation of the millions who are here illegally, as part of those responsibilities. Someone ought to tell this On August 13th, appearing before about 800 people in Nashua, NH, Obama, fool that the Taliban and alwhen asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight Qaeda ARE CIVILIANS. terrorism elsewhere, he brought up Afghanistan and said, "We've got to get 2007 the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're Is Obama suggesting we not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous shouldn't KILL the pressure over there." ENEMY? An American Expat in Southeast Asia reports that in late August, Obama released the Indonesian translation of his book "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream", over here in Southeast Asia 2007 I was completely taken aback not only by the violent imagery in new title of the book, "Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih", but by the fact that it was not really a translation at all, but rather a completely different title than the original book. "Jihad: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse" A crusader for the cause of Indonesia's Muslims.
A correct translation of the title of Obama's book would have been "Keberanian Harapan: Pemikiran Untuk Meraih Kembali Impian America" which translates into "Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream". However, the title for the Indonesian translation of Barack Obama's book is "Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih" which translates into "Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House". The problem with direct translations is that often times they never make sense. The words "menerjang" (assault or attack) and "harapan" (hope or expectation) make sense when used separately, but used together, the term "menerjang harapan" makes no sense in Indonesian. But while the term makes no sense, it does however present a mental picture to the native Indonesian speaker, the imagery of a "hopeful assault" a "struggle for victory" or to put it more bluntly, a "jihad", or as the Indonesians see it, Obama's "jihad" for the Whitehouse. For the native Indonesian speaker, this
figurative language creates a mental image whereas the translation of the book's title can actually come to mean "Jihad: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse". Read more at An American Expat in Indonesia On Saturday, September 8th, it was Barack Obama's turn to enjoy billionaire chat diva Oprah Winfrey's favor, as a stunning cross section of the country's entertainment and sports elite gathered in "the meadow" of her sprawling Montecito estate to raise money for the junior Illinois senator seeking the Democrats' presidential nomination. The overwhelmingly African American crowd included distinguished senior figures, including basketball superstar Bill Russell and Academy Awardwinning actor Sydney Poitier, and younger stars, including Holly Robinson Peete and cutting-edge comedian Chris Rock. Motown's Stevie Wonder provided the entertainment, singing his hits from the '70s and '80s. 2007 By the time Obama arrived from an overnight stay in San Francisco, the Oprah blesses Obama crowd, that included Cindy Crawford and husband Randy Gerber, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Hill Harper, Tom Joyner, Tyler Perry, Ellen Pompeo, Cicely Tyson, Forest Whitaker, and Winfrey's beau, Stedman Graham had grown to about 5,000 under one of those perfect, blue Santa Barbara skies. The temperature was impeccable, and the ocean glinted as the kind of backdrop money can't buy -- unless, of course, you can afford beachfront property in Santa Barbara. Obama surveyed the scene and quipped: "I can tell you, city colleges in Chicago don't look like this. I wouldn't get any work done here." Then, eyeing the crowd: "I didn't know there were any hippies left." That got a big laugh, as did the senator's rejoinder: "That's cool."
From there, Obama moved into his standard 45- minute stump speech, ranging from denunciations of the war in Iraq to demands for an increase in the minimum wage. Ethnic cleansing is good, tax the rich, collaborate with despots, relax the drug laws and do the crotch Obama spent September rattling off a laundry list of goofy notions he would salute. implement as president. Obama's reluctance to On the 12th, Obama committed his latest gaffe by describing ethnic salute the flag may be more cleansing as a positive thing, saying, "We've seen a very modest reduction of sinister. violence in Baghdad, partly because entire neighborhoods have essentially been ethnically cleansed. Those are all positive things, but we are now back A Muslim's allegiance is to at the levels of violence we were 18 months ago." Allah, he cannot accept the American Constitution 2007 On the 16th, Obama recommended a 12.4 percent Social Security tax hike since it is based on Biblical on "the rich" -- those who make more than $97,000 per year. The tax would principles and he believes be paid by employees and half would be paid by emplo yers. the Bible to be corrupt and when we declare "one nation under God," the On the 17th, Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson attended the Steak Fry of Christian's God is loving Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) in Indianola, IA, where Obama disrespected the and kind, while Allah is National Anthem. NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names. Why else does he stand
there like a foreigner? You tell me.
Richardson and Clinton have their hands on their heart, but not Obama who plays with his crotch. Does he perhaps believe that, like wearing the flag pin, the hand on the heart isn't "true patriotism" or is that the Muslim salute?
On Tuesday, September 18th, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, on a tour of South Carolina to register new voters, sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for "acting like he’s white." On the 24th, despite the controversy that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York City has triggered, Obama still vowed to meet with rogue leaders if he is elected. On the 27th, Obama's Campaign moved quickly to dampen expectations raised by Michelle Obama, who said that her husband had to win Iowa. On the 28th, Obama said that, as president, he would relax drug sentencing laws and address vast racial inequities in the justice system as part of his crime policy.
On the 29th, Obama said his public service experience trumps that of rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's, and he tried to use her husband's words to make his point. On October 6th, Obama accused his fellow American citizens of the indiscriminate murder of Iraqi civilians, saying, "And these private 2007 (Blackwater USA) contractors, they go out and they're spraying bullets and hitting civilians and that makes it more dangerous for our troops." On October 21st, Obama urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the Dream Act, a bill that would make illegal immigrant students who graduate from high school eligible for college aid. 2007 Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar measure last year. The legislation would make sure "more students can see that a college education isn't a faraway dream," Obama said. On the 29th, Obama once again puts his foot in his mouth. A supporter asked the '08 presidential hopeful if Obama would consider taking "the wind out of Hillary’s sails" by asking Nobel prize winner former Vice President Al Gore to be his running mate before the primaries. 2007 Obama's response was priceless: "I can promise you that as president I will have him involved in our administration in a very senior capacity in his role," Obama responded that, "having won the Nobel Peach Prize and an Oscar that being Vice President again would be probably a step down for him." 2007 On Thursday, November 1st, Obama made this startling comment, "We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who Got that? The Nobel Peach Prize -- just Wow! Obama wants free money and education for illegals. Obama lies with the same ease as the Clintons and proves that he will say anything to win the nomination and election.
And Al Gore has never won an Oscar. The Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth" was won by the film's director, Davis Guggenheim. Obama agrees with Karl Marx on income
have less money." Sen. Barack Obama has missed the most votes of any Democratic presidential hopeful in the Senate over the last two months, including a vote on an Iran resolution he has blasted Sen. Hillary Clinton for supporting. The Illinois Democrat has missed nearly 80 percent of all votes since September. 2007 Obama routinely avoids voting on any issue that is not helpful to Muslim goals. For example, Obama missed a vote on a resolution that declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, an elite part of the Iranian military, a terrorist organization. On November 3rd, Obama took a cheap shot at the Administration, saying, "For the first time in a long time, the name George Bush will not appear on the ballot," he told the crowd of about 500 people at Converse College in Spartanburg. "The name Dick Cheney, my cousin, will not appear on the ballot," Obama said. "We had been trying to hide that cousin thing for a long time. Everybody's got a black sheep in the family. A crazy uncle in the attic." On the 7th, Obama complained about an Internet photo that showed the Democratic presidential candidate didn't hold his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. The Time photo and accompanying text never claimed any such thing (see Sep 17, above).
Obama's voting record
Like his real relatives in Africa are something to write home about.
"My grandfather taught me how to say the Pledge of Allegiance when I was 2," Obama said. Liar, liar, pants on fire Who among us can
remember what happened when they were two years old?
Obama said the photo was taken during the singing of the National Anthem, not the Pledge of Allegiance, which was exactly what Time.com reported. However, that is a distinction without a difference because the tradition is to place the hand over the heart for the Anthem as well as for the Pledge. The United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, states that "during rendition of the National Anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart." End of story -- Here is the video. Looks like he's practicing 2007 One must ask, Is Obama simply following this advice from "Ask the Imam?" his dance moves for the Ellen Degeneris Show Question: Could we sing national anthem and say the plegde of allegience to
the secular state while the flag is being raised up? Answer: As Muslims, our pledge of allegiance is only to Allah and His Rasul (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). However, as Muslims in a non-Muslim state, we are obliged to follow the laws of the country which are not contrary to Shari’ah. The allegiance of pledge by singing the national anthem of a secular state which has many un-Islamic laws, for example, legalising homosexuality, lesbianism, pornography, etc. is not permissible. And Allah Taãla Knows Best. Was salaam Mufti Ebrahim Desai Or this? Question: Should I stand up for the national anthem? Should I stand up when a judge enters the court and everyone is ordered to stand up? Answer: 1. No. 2. It is not necessary to stand up, you should not do so. and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Desai On November 11th, responding to a question about Hillary's lead in the black community, Michelle Obama whined and played the victim "of the 2007 horrible legacies of racism and discrimination and oppression." Boo-freakin'- hoo! Her husband, Barack, is a U. S. Senator, running for the presidency and
Michelle is a cum laude graduate in Sociology of Princeton University, current Vice President for Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago, has been the Associate Dean of Student Services for the University of Chicago and serves on a variety of boards and commissions. We should all be so fortunate -- regardless of skin color. Obama’s state senate records have gone missing. Obama, Hillary, Bill -Responding to questions, Obama said. "I had one staff person, that was what these dhimmicrats are all was allocated. I don’t have archivists in the state Senate. I don’t have the so careless with the records 2007 Barack Obama state Senate library available to me, so we had a bunch of file they don't want you to see. cabinets. I do not have a whole bunch of records from those (eight!) years. Now, if there are particular documents that you are interested in, then you Kinda makes you wanna should let us know." … "As I said, I didn’t have the resources to ensure that go, hmmmm? all this stuff was archived in some way .... it could have been thrown out." On November, 20th, Obama told a group high school students that when he Five or six years of was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugging and drinking is drugs and drinking alcohol. some experiment and he 2007 still doesn't have the "You know, I made some bad decisions that I've actually written about. You personal will to stop know, got into drinking. I experimented with drugs," he said. "There was a smoking tobacco.
whole stretch of time that I didn't really apply myself a lot. It wasn't until I got out of high school and went to college that I started realizing, 'Man, I wasted a lot of time."' "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final fatal role of the young would be black man," Obama wrote. Mostly he smoked marijuana and drank alcohol, Obama wrote, but occasionally he would snort cocaine when he could afford it. Last fall during a nationally televised presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana. (first video). But as a candidate for the U.S. Senate four years ago, Mr. Obama told Illinois college students that he supported eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession, according to a videotape of a little noticed debate that was obtained by The Washington Times. 2007 "I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws," Mr. Obama told an audience during a debate at Northwestern University in 2004. "But I'm not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana." (second video). Asked about the two different answers, Mr. Obama's presidential campaign said he in fact has "always" supported decriminalizing marijuana as he answered in 2004, meaning the candidate mistakenly raised his hand during the presidential debate last fall. Barack Obama "has been the most aggressive of presidential candidates in using his leadership PAC-money to help the campaigns of state and local 2007 candidates in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. "More than one-third of his leadership PAC money is being used this way," Alex Knott reported November 16, 2007.
And, he clearly conveyed the message -- Hey, it's OK to do drugs while your in high school and college. You can straighten out later.
Liar, liar, pants on fire
Seems that Obama is not above buying an election or paying for endorsements.
"Some of the recipients of Hopefund's largess are state and local politicians who have recently endorsed Obama's presidential bid," John Solomon reported November 26, 2007, in the Washington Post. "The bulk of donations from Obama's PAC to state and local candidates this year went to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In addition, there were more than $60,000 in donations to national candidates in those same states, including $9,000 for Rep. Paul W. Hodes, the first member of Congress from New Hampshire to endorse Obama earlier this year. "In addition to donating to individuals, Hopefund donated to several key Democratic groups in the battleground states, including $30,000 each to the Iowa House Truman Fund and the Iowa Senate Majority Fund and $15,000 to New Hampshire's Friends of a Democratic Senate," Solomon reported. Hopefund Inc. also made two $5,000 contributions to the New Hampshire Democratic Party: on July 26, 2007, and September 27, 2007. On November 27th, Obama said a president should be unafraid to meet with the tyrannical leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea during his first year in office and provide them with political and economic incentives. He also said he would restore the nation's moral authority by ending torture, closing Guantanamo Bay's military prison and helping fight 2007 global poverty and AIDS. (video here) Yo, Obama, you idiot, we don't torture anybody and where you gonna put those fanatics in Gitmo? Hey, how about in that house the Rezko's put you and Michelle into?
Responding to criticism of Obama's lack of experience, Bill Clinton's former national security adviser Tony Lake said ,"His life experiences of living Fighting global poverty abroad (as a Muslim an a Muslim country) when he was young, traveling by and AIDS = billions into bus in Kenya, have given him a real grasp of the troubles around the world." the pit called Africa. 2007 On the 29th, On "The View," Whoopi Goldberg committed a major faux Ho, Ho, Ho pas, and called Obama, "Osama" ... and then said she made a mistake and go
ahead and kick my butt. Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) sits with race-baiter, Rev. Al Sharpton, during a campaign stop at Sylvia's restaurant in New York, November 29, 2007.
"I'm not running because I'm trying to fulfill some long- held plan." Liar, liar, pants on fire 2007
Earlier, Obama raised $750,000 at the Apollo Theater, where he made the comment, "I'm not running because I'm trying to fulfill some long-held plan." Oh, really? Iis Darmawan, 63, Obama's teacher in 1972, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. "He wrote an essay titled, 'I Want To
Become President,'" the teacher said. In 1991, David B. Wilkins , the Kirkland and Ellis professor of law, said he advised Obama to become a Supreme Court Clerk. "Obama recognized the honor in pursuing that post," Wilkins said, but quickly added that he wasn’t interested. ―He said that he wanted to write a book about his life and his father, go back to Chicago, get back into the community, and run for office there. He knew exactly what he wanted and went about getting it done,‖ Wilkins said. The one thread, that remains consistent, throughout Obama's life, is his teacher's, mentor's and friend's recollection of Obama's single-minded pursuit of high political office. In 1993, Obama began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, although he declined to pursue a tenure-track post, hoping to save time for politics. At the Apollo Theater fundraiser, Obama was introduced by the radical Marxist professor and self- styled rapper, Cornell West, as "my comrade." 2007
Watch this video -Cornell doesn't trust Obama -- Why the change in attitude? What promises did Obama make to cause this 180◦ ?
What does this tell you about Obama, when he chooses to be introduced by one of the most radical Marxists in America as, "my comrade?"
For Obama the acknowledgment of his religious upbringing has not been Obama must answer this 2007 forthcoming and despite all the evidence to the contrary Obama continues to question. "Do you deny the fact that he was ever a Muslim. In the alternative, Obama would renounce Islam and accept
apparently have us to believe that one can somehow embrace Christianity without having to renounce Islam So is Barack Obama really a stealth Muslim masquerading as a Christian? That all depends on what your definition of "is" is. On December 10th, Obama, speaking about his ability to handle international affairs, said, "If, as president, I travel to a poor country to talk to leaders there, they will know I have a grandmother in a small village in Africa without running water, devastated by malaria and AIDS." "What that allows me to do is talk honestly not only about our need to help them, but about poor countries' obligation to help themselves. There are cousins of mine in Kenya who can't get a job without paying an exorbitant 2007 bribe (it's called baksheesh) to some midlevel functionary. I can talk about that." What Obama is less likely you tell you is that his step-grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, is a lifelong Muslim. ―I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith,‖ she says.
Christ? Did you know, he never has.
Talk, talk, talk ... one would think that Obama, a wealthy and powerful man, would have done something to directly help his poor relatives.
Obama in dashiki December 16th, Obama says, "I have the kind of experience the country needs right now." 2007 But, Bill Clinton says, "I mean, when is the last time we elected a president based on one year of service in the Senate before he started running?" On December 22nd, in a small-town café in Pleasantville, Omaha, Obama was asked a question that typically only circulates on the Internet. Remember that -- one year of national experience. Prior to that, Obama was a less than impressive backbencher in the Illinois State Senate. Liar, liar, pants on fire.
As he sat down to have a slice of pie with a small group of potential voters and an elderly woman asked him about being Muslim.
"I've always been a Christian," the Illinois Democrat responded. "I have never practiced [Islam]." In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying
If Obama has always been a Christian, why was he enrolled in two Jakarta schools as a Muslim, and why did he study the Quran?
the Quran. His teacher Tine Hahiyary said that she remembered that he had studied "menjaji" (recitation of the Quran)." Classmate Rony Amiris described Obama as being a very devout Muslim, saying, "Barry was And note his Clintonesque previously quite religious in Islam." Another classmate, Emirsyah Satar, response, "I have never now the CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was quoted as saying, "He (Obama) was practiced." often in the prayer room wearing a 'sarong'. (See 1971 and 1972, above.) Yet, on his official campaign website, Obama has posted this statement, "Barack has never been a Muslim or practiced any other faith besides Christianity."
The newspaper editors had to add the word, "Islam."
Obama's grandfather was a Muslim. Obama's father was a Muslim. Obama's stepfather was a Muslim. His African relatives are Muslims. What was he for the 27 years before his alleged conversion if he wasn't a Muslim? This guy lies worse than the Clintons. Saying, "I've always been a Christian," is a bold-faced lie. On the 27th, Raila Odinga, Obama’s cousin, lost the presidential election in 2008 Kenya. Obama's involvement in Kenyan politics, whether tribal or religious, is bothersome. Especially if it is both.
Obama and Odinga share the same Luo heritage and history and has made it possible for them to share the same spotlight at this defining moment in Kenyan and American histories about hope and fear. Raila Odinga, who is Obama's first cousin, has, in his own words, a "close personal friendship" with Obama. When Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila and spoke in praise of him at several rallies in Nairobi. Obama’s bias for his fellow Luo was so blatant that a Kenya government spokesman denounced Obama during his visit as Raila’s "stooge." When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages, such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of Christians were burned to death in a church set on fire. Throughout
Kenya, hundreds of people have been politically murdered in the last few days. Islam had picked Raila to win. The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya has posted on its website a photograph copy of a Memorandum of Understanding, dated and signed on August 29, 2007, between Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya. Here is a summary on the agreement which was signed: * It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila’s election. In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two. * Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions. * Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters. [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in "Muslim declared regions."] * Popularize Islam, the only true religion… by ordering every primary school in Kenya in the regions to conduct daily Madrassa classes. * Impose a total ban on open-air gospel crusades by worshippers of the cross… * Outlaw gospel programs… on KBC, the National Broadcaster.
* Impose a total ban on the public consumption of alcoholic beverages… * Impose an immediate ban on women’s public dressing styles that are considered immoral and offensive to the Muslim faith… January 3rd, Obama wins his first of many election contests with a win in 2008 the Iowa Democratic caucus with about 37.5% of the vote. Obama appeared on the January 9th edition of "American Morning." Fresh off his second place finish in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, he 2008 told host John Roberts high taxes were in the best interest of the American economy. 2008
Odinga is jealous.
No surprise there!
On January 10th, John Kerry, the LOSER of the 2004 presidential election, That'll help a lot? endorses Obama. On January 22nd, the Hillary Clinton Campaign releases a video that proves that Obama lied about his position on "single-payer healthcare."
The video compares statements Obama made during the January 21st Democratic debate with those he made to an AFL-CIO conference in June 2003 while campaigning for the Senate. Contradicting what Obama said at the debate, the old footage shows the senator saying, "I happen to be a 2008 Liar, liar, pants on fire proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. That’s what I’d like to see." At the debate, Obama stated: ―I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer (healthcare)." Single-payer healthcare is an euphemism for socialized medicine. On January 28th, Obama's close friend and supporter, Tony Rezko, who is 2008 scheduled to stand trial on corruption charges in less than a month, was arrested and taken into custody following an alleged bond violation.
Search this page on "Rezko" for details about this relationship.
Rezko was released after a group of his friends had put up nine properties worth $1.5 million for his bond. 2008 Ted, Caroline and Patrick Kennedy endorse Obama. On the 29th, Obama sent out an email (with the disrespectful subject line "My response to Bush") after the State of the Union speech. It contained the following statements: "Next year, when it will be the job of someone new to report on the state of our union, the entire nation can have a president they believe in." 2008 "And with your help in the coming days and weeks, that's the kind of president I will be." Obama should be advised that State of the Union addresses aren't given by newly inaugurated presidents. Therefore, contrary to this promise, Obama's first prospective State of the Union would not be "next year," but would be in 2010. In California, in order to garner support from Hispanics, Obama announces his support for granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "Barack Obama has not backed down" on driver's licenses for illegal 2008 immigrants, said Federico Peña, a former Clinton administration Cabinet member and Denver mayor now supporting Obama. "I think when the Latino community hears Barack's position on such an important and controversial issue, they'll understand that his heart and his intellect is with Latino community." More than 80 attorneys who have been offering free-of-charge legal services 2008 to Guantánamo detainees issued a statement Monday supporting Obama's
Obama again shows how unqualified he is to be Commander in Chief. He doesn't even know the basic mechanics of government.
Obama supports driver's license for illegals. This fact alone disqualifies him.
Not surprising that lawyers for Muslim terrorists would
presidential bid. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is representing several of the Gitmo detainees (such as Majid Khan) in court. Not only are they representing individual terrorists, but they are also coordinating all the legal representation for most of the detainees -- more than 500 pro-bono lawyers.
The CCR's funding statement reveals that the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) was a major donor to the CCR's work. The IIIT was raided in 2002 by Federal agents as part of a terror-funding investigation. The National Journal identifies Barack Obama, D-Ill., as the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings. 2008 The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the "Most Liberal" run- up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most- liberal during his first two years in the Senate. Obama said on January 31st, that he would hold a summit with Muslim countries if he is elected president. "Once I'm elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world," he told the French magazine Paris Match, "with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West," adding A Muslim Summit he would "listen to their concerns." 2008 Notice he places Muslims Obama added, "I want to have direct talks with countries like Iran and Syria before the West. because I don't believe we can stabilize the region unless not just our friends but also our enemies are involved in these discussions." These words echo the view of our Islamic adversaries. The Illinois senator added that to repair the image of the United States in the world, he would "put an end to the war in Iraq." "Occupying the country has put the odds against us with the world," Obama said.
Also on the 31st, Obama said he would pay for his proposed new programs, including mandatory health insurance, by imposing higher taxes on "the Should government wealthy" and raising the tax on Social Security wages. He added, "What we determine how much have had right now is a situation where we've cut taxes for people who don't money people "need"? need them." 2008 This is Marxism: "from According to recent Gallup data, "The wealthiest 1 percent of the population each according to his earn 19 percent of the income, but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top ability; to each according 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. to his need." Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent -- those below the median income level -now earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes. Obama employed and continues to employ Farrakhan acolytes in high positions on his campaign and office staffs. 2008 Among those are Cynthia K. Miller, treasurer of his U. S. senate campaign. Nation of Islam There’s also Jennifer Mason, who is Obama’s Director of Contituent Services in his U. S. Senate office and in charge of selecting his interns. Shakir Muhammad held an important role in Obama’s state senate campaign. On February 1st, Obama received the endorsement of the George Sorosfunded socialists at MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser said the country needs a president This is the group to end the war (not win the war), provide universal health care, address responsible for the 2008 climate change, restore America's standing in the world and "change despicable General Betray business as usual in Washington." Us ads. Soros' 34-year-old son Jonathan Soros, an attorney and financier, recently promoted to deputy manager of Soros Fund Management LLC., is personally involved with MoveOn.org's activities.
Also on the 1st, Obama, once again, shows his international naiveté by 2008 naming, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the architect of the current situation in the middle east, as his Chief Foreign Policy Advisor. On the 2nd, in classic Marxist tradition, Obama's Kenyan 1st cousin, Raila Odinga, accusing President Mwai Kibaki of stealing the Dec. 27 election, rallied his Luo followers in western Kenya, demanding a new election. 2008 Kibaki "must step down or there must be a re-election -- in this I will not be compromised. You cannot steal my cow, and I catch you red-handed, and then expect me to share the milk because the cow is mine." More than 1,000 people, mostly Kikuyu Christians, have been killed and 300,000 forced from their homes by Odinga's followers. The cult- like status of Obama is a function of a personality that simply resonates with anyone who meets him: buckets of charisma and charm. And aware of managing expectations, not only for his campaign but what might be beyond, he constantly refers to the challenges ahead.
Jimmy Carter redux!
This is the guy who made a deal to install an Islamic government in Kenya. Guess he hasn't given up on his goals.
"Cult of Obama" "We can do this," he told ecstatic supporters on Tuesday night. "It will not be easy. It will require struggle and sacrifice. There will setbacks and we will make mistakes." 2008 But then Obama, in the next sentence, in attempt to appeal to more voters out there, didn't even mention the Democratic Party but instead his "movement," saying: "I want to speak directly to all those Americans who have yet to join this movement but still hunger for change: we need you. We need you to stand with us, and work with us, and help us prove that together, ordinary people can still do extraordinary things". Well known political journalist Joe Klein of Time magazine, who was traveling on the campaign plane this week with Obama, too, wrote o f a
nagging concern about this kind of rhetoric of inspiration over substance, noting "there was something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messiahnism." As Klein notes, this is "not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire. "Rather than focusing on any specific issue or cause -- other than an amorphous desire for change -- the message is becoming dangerously selfreferential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is." I hear that too in the voices of Obama's staff constantly, themselves referring to this "cult of Obama". While on the subject of "Obama as messiah" -- just take a look at this website: Is Barack Obama the Messiah? 2008 "... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down "Cult of Obama" upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama" - Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire. January 7, 2008 Consider these numbers on recent Google searches using only Obama's name plus one other word: 2008 Obama + messianic 75,200 Obama + savior 226,000 Obama + prophet 312,000 Obama + Christ 504,000 Obama + change 4,540,000 In the absence of any genuine explanations from candidate Obama himself, the change of which he speaks may be inferred to be quite antithetical to anything even remotely resembling American
patriotism. A number of internet postings indicate that a great many see Obama in not only political terms, but also wrapped in the untarnished cloak of some vague spiritual-awakening. February 11th: The Obama Campaign Office in Houston, TX, is decorated with the flag of Cuba, this hemisphere's longest- lived totalitarian communist dictatorship, with psychotic Marxist thug Che Guevara's image And, here's another one, in superimposed: the same office. And, here's the video.
So, who's surprised? In this video, Obama calls for the end of the Cuban Embargo because WE should provide sustenance for developing countries ?"
It's particularly ironic that this is a campaign volunteer office of a candidate standing for office in a free election, and it's decorated with the flag of a nation that hasn't had a free election in three generations. Two weeks after Obama names Zbigniew Brzezinski as his Chief Foreign 2008 Policy Advisor, Brzezinski arrives in Damascus, Syria, to begin talks with the terrorists and political assassins of the Assad regime.
He doesn't care that Cuba appropriated billions of dollars in U. S. properties.
Obama's not even elected and he's already kissing the ass of terrorists.
The visit was not coordinated with America's embassy and will not be covered by the press, although Syrian press accounts said the delegation would visit Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad; vice president, Farouq alSharaa, and foreign minister, Walid Mouallem. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) commented, "I remember thinking, 'Why are we listening to him?' (Brzezinski) He was the national security adviser for Jimmy Carter 30 years ago. He proceeded to talk to us about Iran, and I said, 'Let me see, didn't the ayatollahs come to power, didn't we have this problem when you were in the White House?'" This document is evolving ~ submit additions and/or corrections to Beckwith using the "feedback" link. I would also appreciate notice of any broken links
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