EIN News /Washington, DC – October 22, 2008 –/ Barack Obama is undoubtedly the most gifted inspirational speaker Presidential Politics has seen in quite some time. Does this mean Obama is ready to lead? Does it mean that Obama is ready to be president of the United States Of America?
Obama has been running for President ever since he arrived in Washington DC as a freshman Senator. Obama accomplished little as a US Senator to judge how he would govern. Granted Obama has learned and knows the presidential politics talking points very well…But, to get a real idea on ‘Who Obama Is’ we need to look at his philosophy, his record, his action, associations and deeds, what he says and what he doesn’t say.
*What is Barack Obama’s Philosophy? *
Obama’s has belong to a church for the past 20 years the preaches Black Liberation Theology
Social / Political Philosophy
John McCain say’s Obama is a Socialist, but is he? There is no doubt Obama is a Liberal, most would say very Liberal. Since Obama refuses to release his records that would give insight into his soul we have to look at his associations and ‘tells’ (poker term). Tells: Occasionally candidates slip and speak their mind. The now famous “Joe The Plumber” conversation where “Joe” caught Obama very relaxed, too relaxed, because Obama slip and spoke his mind, “Spread the wealth around”. Spread the wealth around was common phrase in Marxism movement. Sometimes candidates speak their mind when in the company of a sympathetic audience. Recently in front of a group of supporters in San Francisco, when Obama thought no one was recording he said about blue collar citizens in PA: “they cling to their guns and religion. Anti religion is a definite trait of a Marxist and anti gun is a mandate of a socialist.
*What is Barack Obama’s Record? *
Not much to go on here, as soon as Obama gets elected to office he immediately runs for a higher one. On the really tough issues Obama has taken a pass, voting “Present” on 90 Illinois pieces of legislation. That said, Obama did run a campaign for USA Senator in which he told Illinois voters he would lower their taxes. Obama has never voted for lower taxes, just the opposite. Obama had many votes for higher taxes and close to 1 million dollars a day in ‘Pork Barrel Spending
*Obama’s Associations, Actions and Deeds *
Again, not much much to go on. Obama’s profession is a “Professional Politician”. The only private sector job he had was his ‘Community Organizer’ job. Even Obama admits he only used that job as a stepping stone into Chicago Politics.
“Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack Obama sporting associations with three more execrable characters.” Full Story
Refusal to release his records – suggest Obama has a past many would not approve of. Indifference to the American Flag.
When confronted with terrorist Bill Ayers story, Obama said,” he’s just a guy living in the neighborhood”.
Obama position is still evolving. The point here is most American’s would not even give Ayers the time of day, let alone to have tea in his living room. It is possible and many say probable, that Obama is sympathetic to what Ayers stands for. Obama worked closely with terrorist Bill Ayers
*What Obama Doesn’t Say*
Sometimes what a person doesn’t say is more telling than what they do say.
Obama never says “Victory” when it comes to Iraq. It doesn’t matter whether your for the war or against, the fact is we are smack in the middle of it. Leaving the Middle East in a mess would be bad for America.
Obama never uses the word “Capitalism”. For the first 200 years of the history of the USA, the “American Dream” was: Work hard and Work Smart to achieve the finer things in life. According to Obama it should be “share the wealth”. Since when did getting anything for free provide incentive to better ones self?