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Obama’s grotesque,hypocritical view of ”rights” & civil liberties

Obama Promotes Constitutional Fallacies In Gun Control Push http://www.openmarket.org/2013/01/17/obama-promotes-constitutional-fallacies-in-gun-control-push/ RRD: Openmarket quotes the Washington Post before rebutting Obama’s argument,the whole piece is worth reading but I wish to add my own comments. ….”

In making his case Wednesday for tighter controls on gun ownership, President Obama turned to the document most often cited by firearms advocates in defense of gun rights — the Constitution. By doing so, Obama sought to turn a perceived political weakness — his image as an aloof intellectual — into a strength, and, at the same time, to turn a perceived strength of gun advocates — the constitutional right to bear arms — into a potential weakness. Citing a series of mass shootings, Obama listed several amendments, as well as the defining phrase of the Declaration of Independence, to argue that the right to bear arms should not compromise other rights. “We have the right to worship freely and safely — that right was denied to Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin,” Obama said at a midday event. “The right to assemble peacefully — that right was denied shoppers in Clackamas, Oregon, and moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado.” Obama added that “that most fundamental set of rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” were “denied to college students at Virginia Techand high school students at Columbine and elementary school students in Newtown, and kids on street corners in Chicago on too frequent a basis to tolerate.” “All the families who never imagined they’d lose a loved one to a bullet, those rights are at stake,” he said. “We’re responsible.

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The Court noted in its Morrison decision that Constitutional rights only apply against the government, not other private individuals, so the federal government cannot rely on constitutional rights as a basis for regulating private — as opposed to governmental — conduct. It has to rely on a federal power specifically listed in the Constitution instead.

”……. RRD: According to at least two of his teachers Obama is a very bright man, but one unwilling to apply himself to the task of actually…well …learning. ( fn1 ) Increasingly though, I wonder if even that is true,as he keeps making arguments that aren’t particularly clever,even for a ignorant demagogue. For example it does not take a genius to note that if one were to apply this ”right to life” standard mentioned above ,in general ( rather than simply to the Second Amendment) that it would disembowel the Fourth & Fifth Amendments (& incidentally it is the same argument Bush used to deflect criticism of his counterterrorism policies) . Of course Obama doesn’t apply it to those other Amendments because to do so would incur the wrath of his base. Further evidence of Obama’s hypocrisy on this issue may be seen in the fact that the right to life standard does not apply to keeping our soldiers in Afghanistan to prevent a terrorist attack. ”

During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger

”….. Obama overrode Generals on Afghanistan so that America could “absorb” a terrorist attack. #tcot #gwot #jcot – fightingstatism http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/obama-overrode-generals-on-afghanistan-so-tha RRD: So the ”right to life” standard does not apply to the victims of Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks ( unless those attacks are carried out with guns of course,then they would provide us with a crisis too good to let waste). Given that Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan thinks that terrorism must not be allowed to ”define” or ”distort” our foreign policy this is hardly surprising. (fn2) Nor did this standard apply to the ”workplace violence” of Ft.Hood (fn3),which as horrific as it was must not be allowed to compromise our ”diversity ” (fn4) Nor of course did it apply to the victims of Fast And Furious.(fn5) Nor did it apply to Jane Sturm’s mother since she should take a pill & die (fn6). Nor did it apply to those who need Avastin (fn7). It applies only to disarming the innocent,(which of course would also cause deaths,but as Obama cares only about power, that does not concern him) Again I remain convinced that we are losing due to a inability to get our message out,not due to the invincibility of our enemies. Footnotes: See Mendell Obama from Promise to Power pages 46 & 60 Obama – David Mendell – Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=rtBru4Nrpj8C&lpg=PP1&dq=david%20mendell&pg=PA61#v=snippet&q=teacher%20apply&f=false fn2 White House: ‘War on terrorism’ is over – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/6/white-house-war-terrorism-over/print/ fn3 Video: Fort Hood massacre not considered a terrorist attack? « Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/19/video-fort-hood-massacre-not-considered-a-terrorist-attack/ fn4 General Casey: diversity shouldn’t be casualty of Fort Hood | Tales from the Trail http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/08/general-casey-diversity-shouldnt-be-casualty-of-fort-hood/

Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse

” fn5. Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up: Katie Pavlich: 9781596983212: Amazon.com: Books http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Furious-Bloodiest-Shameless-Cover-Up/dp/1596983213/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358184634&sr=8-1&keywords=katie+pavlich Katie Pavlich – Obama Smirks, Laughs Off Fast and Furious During Debate http://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/10/16/obama_smirks_laughs_off_fast_and_furious_during_debate fn6 Obama:Take a pill instead of pacemaker /RE: Obama’s ”letters praising #Obamacare” #tcot #teaparty #tlot – fightingstatism http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/obamatake-a-pill-instead-of-pacemaker-re-obam fn7. FDA’s #Avastin decision is a #breastcancer patient’s worst nightmare Washington Examiner #obamacare #repealit #tcot #tlot – fightingstatism http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/fdas-avastin-decision-is-a-breastcancer-patie

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Obama wrong on Lincoln as well as #Aynrand

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RRD: We have already seen that Obama “misunderstands” Ayn Rand.

Obama, Unsurprisingly, Gets Ayn Rand Wrong

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php/2012/10/obama-unsurprisingly-gets-ayn-rand-wrong/

However he is also off-base on Lincoln as well:

Rolling Stone Mobile – Politics –

Politics: Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview

http://m.rollingstone.com/?redirurl=/politics/news/obama-and-the-road-ahead-the-rolling-stone-interview-20121025?page=3 ….

Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity—that that’s a pretty narrow vision. . . . Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a “you’re on your own” society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party. Of course, that’s not the Republican tradition. . . . You look at Abraham Lincoln: He very much believed in self-sufficiency and self-reliance. He embodied it—that you work hard and you make it, that your efforts should take you as far as your dreams can take you. But he also understood that there’s some things we do better together. That we make investments in our infrastructure and railroads and canals and land-grant colleges and the National Academy of Sciences, because that provides us all with an opportunity to fulfill our potential, and we’ll all be better off as a consequence. He also had a sense of deep, profound empathy, a sense of the intrinsic worth of every individual, which led him to his opposition to slavery and ultimately to signing the Emancipation Proclamation. That view of life—as one in which we’re all connected, as opposed to all isolated and looking out only for ourselves—that’s a view that has made America great. . .

Lincoln on Liberty & Tyranny #tcot #teaparty #aynrand |

Glory to man in the highest

https://gloryofman.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/lincoln-on-liberty-tyranny-tcot-teaparty-aynrand/

… “The world has never had a good definition of the word “liberty,” and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word, we do not all mean the same thing. With some, the word “liberty” may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself and the product of his labour; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men and the product of other men’s labour . Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name,–liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names,–liberty and tyranny.”….

Lincoln:The Free-Market vs. Slavery | Glory to man in the highest

https://gloryofman.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/lincolnthe-free-market-vs-slavery/

” FRAGMENT. WRITTEN ABOUT JULY 1, 1854 Equality in society alike beats inequality, whether the latter be of the British aristocratic sort or of the domestic slavery sort. We know Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired labourers amongst us. How little they know whereof they speak! There is no permanent class of hired labourers amongst us. Twenty-five years ago I was a hired labourer. The hired labourer of yesterday labours on his own account to -day, and will hire others to labour for him to -morrow. Advancement–improvement in condition–is the order of things in a society of equals. As labour is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden on to the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race. Originally a curse for transgression upon the whole race, when, as by slavery, it is concentrated on a part only, it becomes the double -refined curse of God upon his creatures. Free labour has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. The power of hope upon human exertion and happiness is wonderful. The slave -master himself has a conception of it, and hence the system of tasks among slaves. The slave whom you cannot drive with the lash to break seventy-five pounds of hemp in a day, if you will task him to break a hundred, and promise him pay for all he does over, he will break you a hundred and fifty. You have substituted hope for the rod. And yet perhaps it does not occur to you that, to the extent of your gain in the case, you have given up the slave system and adopted the free system of labour.

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Obama’s response to prospective Genocide in Iraq,the butchery of Iranian dissidents,& Libya.

Obama “Don’t stay in Iraq even if it necessary to protect the Shiia & Kurds from a genocide: Obama: Don’t Stay In Iraq Over Genocide – CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-250_162-3080286.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124578001429942845.html

….”Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now — where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife — which we haven’t done,” “We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven’t done. Those of us who care about Darfur don’t think it would be a good idea,” …. Obama’s reaction to the secular,Green Movement Protesters of Iran? Protesters against a regime that threatens both us & our allies? Empty words about “bearing witness”…bearing witness to the Iranians being cut down.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us/politics/23text-obama.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124578001429942845.html

…”We must . . . bear witness to the courage and the dignity of the Iranian people and to a remarkable opening within Iranian society. And we deplore the violence against innocent civilians anywhere that it takes place. . . . In 2009, no iron fist is strong enough to shut off the world from bearing witness to peaceful protests of justice. Despite the Iranian government’s efforts to expel journalists and isolate itself, powerful images and poignant words have made their way to us through cell phones and computers. And so we’ve watched what the Iranian people are doing. This is what we’ve witnessed. We’ve seen the timeless dignity of tens of thousands of Iranians marching in silence. We’ve seen people of all ages risk everything to insist that their votes are counted and that their voices are heard. Above all, we’ve seen courageous women stand up to the brutality and threats, and we’ve experienced the searing image of a woman bleeding to death on the streets.”….

Obama returns a fleeing Chinese defector to appease the Chicoms. Reports Asylum Denied to Wang Lijun on Biden’s instructions to avoid embarrassing Chinese gov #humanrights #tcot – The Neointellectual

http://theneointellectual.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/reports-asylum-denied-to-wang-lijun-on-bidens-instructions-to-avoid-embarrassing-chinese-gov-humanrights-tcot.html

Biden refuses to condemn China’s forced abortion’s policy. Biden “not second guessing”,& “fully understands” China ‘s forced abortion policy #tcot #teaparty – fightingstatism

http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/biden-not-second-guessing-fully-understands-c

Obama chose Chas Freeman as chair of the National Intelligence Council,a psychopath whose only criticism of the Chinese dictators was that they acted with too much “restraint” in dealing with the Tiananmen Square protesters. ….

“From: CWFHome@cs.com [mailto:CWFHome@cs.com] Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 9:29 PM

I will leave it to others to address the main thrust of your reflection on Eric’s remarks. But I want to take issue with what I assume, perhaps incorrectly, to be yoiur [sic] citation of the conventional wisdom about the 6/4 [or Tiananmen] incident. I find the dominant view in China about this very plausible, i.e. that the truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, rather than — as would have been both wise and efficacious — to intervene with force when all other measures had failed to restore domestic tranquility to Beijing and other major urban centers in China. In this optic, the Politburo’s response to the mob scene at “Tian’anmen” stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action. For myself, I side on this — if not on numerous other issues — with Gen. Douglas MacArthur. I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government, however appealing to foreigners their propaganda may be. Such folk, whether they represent a veterans’ “Bonus Army” or a “student uprising” on behalf of “the goddess of democracy” should expect to be displaced with despatch from the ground they occupy. I cannot conceive of any American government behaving with the ill-conceived restraint that the Zhao Ziyang administration did in China, allowing students to occupy zones that are the equivalent of the Washington National Mall and Times Square, combined. while shutting down much of the Chinese government’s normal operations. I thus share the hope of the majority in China that no Chinese government will repeat the mistakes of Zhao Ziyang’s dilatory tactics of appeasement in dealing with domestic protesters in China. I await the brickbats of those who insist on a politically correct — i.e. non Burkean conservative — view.

Chas

And Obama’s response to Libya? Obama: “I Refused to Wait for Images of Slaughter and Mass Graves Before Taking Action” | The Gateway Pundit

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/03/obama-i-refuse-to-wait-for-images-of-mass-slaughter-before-taking-action/

You lie.

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Christopher Hitchens on Obama’s crackpot ”spiritual advisers” #vetobama #vettheprez

Christopher Hitchens Obama is no Dr.King

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2008/04/obama_is_no_king.html

….” On the same weekend as I was reading Nicholson Baker, I also absorbed a news item about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the recently retired pastor of Barack Obama’s church in Chicago. Here is the form that the reverend’s “retirement” will take: a $1.6 million home, purchased in the name of his church and consisting of more than 10,000 square feet, in a gated community in Tinley Park, a prosperous white section of the city. There used to be a secularist line about fat shepherds and thin sheep, but the joke here is not just at the expense of a man who never pretended to be much more than a hustler. The joke is on those of the “flock” who tithed themselves to achieve this level of comfort for a man who must be pinching himself when he wakes up every day. But, then, so must the Rev. Al Sharpton, routinely described by the New York Times as “the civil rights activist,” be pinching himself each morning. By evening, after all, several limos will have arrived to transport him to several studios where he will be flattered and taken seriously. And this enviable existence is watched with avaricious jealousy by more junior practitioners, like the raving Rev. James Meeks of Chicago’s Salem Baptist Church, who may not yet be quite ready for prime time, and by the members of Louis Farrakhan’s racist and sectarian crew, who affect to think that Christianity is a slave religion and that white people are the products of a laboratory experiment gone wrong. The thing that this gaggle of cranks and parasites has in common is the extreme deference with which it is treated by the junior senator from Illinois. In April 2004, Barack told a reporter from the Chicago Sun -Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks, and Father Michael Pfleger—for a change of pace, a white Catholic preacher who has a close personal feeling for the man he calls (as does Obama) Minister Farrakhan. This crossover stuff is not as “inclusive” as it might be made to seem: Meeks’ main political connections in the white community are with the hysterically anti-homosexual wing of the Christian right. If Obama were to be read a list of the positions that his clerical supporters take on everything from Judaism to sodomy, he would be in the smooth and silky business of “distancing” from now until November. And that is why he hopes that his Philadelphia speech, which dissociated him from everything and nothing, will be enough. He seems, indeed, to have a real gift for remaining adequately uninformed about the real beliefs of his “mentors.”….

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Obama is not Mcgovern,he is more dangerous

How Obama is,& isn’t different from previous Democrats. Hercule Poirot once remarked that the difference between murder and attempted murder is not moral,it is that the attempted murderer is incompetent,whereas the murderer was successful. In this analogy Bill Clinton would be the attempted murderer and Obama would be the murderer. Some time ago I had a argument with someone who was urging us to vote for Romney. He was arguomg that,essentially,Obama would destroy the United States. (fn1) I responded to this by noting that Republicans had been proclaiming that “this time it’s different” at least since Bill Clinton vs Bush. They made the same argument against Clinton and against Kerry that they have made against Obama. I also noted that I knew some friends who had spelled Clinton with a K as “Klinton” to indicate that he was a Communist back during his reign. To this he replied that I was ”committing a horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton, since Clinton “backed down” and “listened”. To this, I in turn responded :”No I really do not think that I have committed a ‘horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton by saying that he is morally no different from Obama,Clinton proposed Hillarycare,and he wanted to install backdoors into our computers and into our phones via the Clipper chip. Cowardice is not a virtue,the fact that Clinton was not as driven,and as ruthless, and as competent as Obama made him less dangerous than Obama,but there was no moral distinction between the two”. And it was that very last sentence that gave me pause,not because I was in doubt as to whether there was a moral distinction between the two,but because I had inadvertently named the main,real,distinction between Obama and Clinton,and between Obama and Kerry and between Obama and Dukakis,hell for that matter between Obama and Mcgovern. Why do we call the Health Care bill Obamacare,instead of calling it Mcgoverncare,or Dukakiscare,or Clintoncare,or Kerrycare? “Why that’s obvious,Obama passed it” Exactly,for decades Democrats have lusted after a bill that would destroy private insurance and who passed it? Why did Obama not back down? For that matter,why did Obama get elected? Yes Bush and Mccain contributed to his victory,but Obama not only won, he won by large margins,at least part of this was due to the ruthlessness of David Axelrod (who should not be underestimated in 2012,see David Mendell’s: Obama from Promise to Power), but part of the reason was simply due to the fact that Obama is a charismatic demagogue. (Charismatic to me? No. To his followers,yes,even now when many have become disillusioned,one need only show up at a moderately liberal campus to see that some people, particularly women, still swoon over the man) And once Obama was elected,he was evidently prepared to sacrifice the House to ram through Obamacare,(hell if the claims about Fast & Furious are true,then he was willing to cause Americans to die to enact gun control). This is not ”Jimmy Carter’s second term”, Jimmy Carter,Clinton,Kerry etc were buffoons by contrast,(to paraphrase Rush Limbaugh) Nor is Obama Peter Keating. Long ago,back in 2008 ,Robert Tracinski remarked that Obama was a chamelon ”like Peter Keating”,that statement,though wrong,was at least somewhat understandable in 2008. This is not 2008. There is no justification for that belief now,none,(and so far as I know, Mr.Tracinski himself jettisoned that belief around 2009) Can you picture Peter Keating ramming through Obamacare? Comparing Obama to Keating,or Obama to Clinton ,is as absurd as comparing the Republican Guard of Iraq to the Revolutionary Guard of Iran because “just as people told us that the Republican Guard was fearsome,and it wasn’t,so they are now crying wolf about the Revolutionary Guard”. Ask the Israeli soldiers who fought both the PLO and Hezbollah in Lebanon whether Hezbollah–which was trained by the Revolutionary Guard–was “no different” than the PLO . Morally they weren’t. Hezbollah,however,at the height of the conflict,nearly inflicted a one-to-one casualty ratio against the IDF. They were that well disciplined,and that tenacious. They are not buffoons,and in the political realm,neither is Obama. People sometime forget that the last time the boy cried wolf, there was an actual wolf. And speaking of the Islamic Republic of Iran,those who see no difference between Romney and Obama on foreign policy should note that it is Obama, and not Romney,who has leaked operational information which could cripple the one program–the cyberwarfare program–that has slowed down Iran’s nuclear program. If that program is defeated, Israel will be forced to stage a strike alone,and absent American support, (indeed against ”American” opposition),it will be unlikely to succeed.

Who is Leaking About Cyberattacks? « Commentary Magazine

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/06/04/who-is-leaking-about-cyberattacks/

Also see

Obama, Gospel and Verse – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/opinion/26brooks.html

Should that occur we may face a nuclear first strike on the United States, or on Israel. But Romney won’t stop Iran? Perhaps not,but I doubt that he will be trying to sabotage Israel’s efforts,Obama by contrast,IS DOING THAT RIGHT NOW. There is absolutely no reason why we must vote for Romney in 2016,certainly not if he betrays us,but it will take time to build up a alternative to the current choice of evils that we are offered. But back to Obama. Far from being Keating,if I had to name a Atlas Shrugged character that he is most like,it would be–at a minimum– Walter Breckenridge,& at worst,one of the Starnes heirs, or Ellsworth Toohey,or Floyd Ferris. ( And yes I am quite serious) Footnotes: fn1. I doubt that Obama will destroy the U.S., indeed the only possible way that I think that he could reasonably do so would be if he declared martial law after a terrorist attack ,or a nuclear first strike,and attempted to impose an Alien and Sedition like bill,that could be the trigger for massive civil unrest ( a “civil war” of a kind,though of “The Troubles” variety rather than the American Civil War) But I regard this as a improbable scenario.

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Obama March 2011: ”the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed…

Why President Obama’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is Wrong and Dangerous – Ira Mehlman – [page]

http://townhall.com/columnists/iramehlman/2012/06/21/why_president_obamas_amnesty_for_illegal_aliens_is_wrong_and_dangerous/page/full/

…”When asked in March 2011 whether he could implement amnesty by executive order, the President stated, “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed… that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.”….

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Dear Romney & MSM;No it really is not “racist” to condemn Obama for his voluntary association with a anti-american & anti-Israel & #antisemitic hate monger #tcot #jcot

Romney moves swiftly to rule out anti-Wright ad (+video) – CSMonitor.com

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0517/Romney-moves-swiftly-to-rule-out-anti-Wright-ad-video

….”Republican Romney pushed back against a proposal being weighed by a conservative super PAC,Ending Spending Action Fund, to run a $10 million ad campaign drawing attention to racially provocative sermons Wright delivered at a church Obama attended in Chicago . But with super PACS operating under significantly looser campaign finance restrictions than in past presidential contests, there was no guarantee Romney’s words would be heeded by other groups eager to make Wright — and, by extension, race — a factor in the campaign.

“I want to make it very clear: I repudiate that effort,” Romney told reporters after a campaign stop in Florida. “I think it’s the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign. I hope that our campaigns can be respectively about the future and about issues and about vision for America.”…

RRD:

…” there was no guarantee Romney’s words would be heeded by other groups eager to make Wright — and, by extension, race — a factor in the campaign”…

How is condemning a candidate for freely choosing to associate with a rabidly anti-american,anti-Israel & anti-semitic hate monger “racism” CSM?

This racism smear is like the ”Emperor’s New Clothes”,all it takes to blast it to bits is to ask:How is it racism to condemn a man for statements that anyone,black or white,would be condemned for?

But neither Mccain then,nor Romney now,will say such things because they both cower before the MSM & their Rockefeller Republican Strategists.
Say such things?!
They denounce those who do!
I however,am not terribly concerned with what Romney says about me,(or what he says about anything else.)

Wright’s words:

A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith – NYTimes.com
JODI KANTOR Published: April 30, 2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html

”On the Sunday after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Mr. Wright said the attacks were a consequence of violent American policies. Four years later he wrote that the attacks had proved that “people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West went on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”

”While Mr. Obama stated his opposition to the Iraq war in conventional terms, Mr. Wright issued a “War on Iraq I.Q. Test,” with questions like, “Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?”

Israpundit » Blog Archive » Jeremiah Wright’s Endorsement of Barack Obama

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=493

Jeremiah Wrights own War in Iraq IQ Test(http://www.cfba.info/iq/index.html as of March 12 2008)

41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992? A: Over 65

42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990? A: 30+

43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year? A:$5 billion

44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons ? A: 8

45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got ? A: 0

46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got ? A: Over 10,000

47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons ? A: The US

48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have ? A: Over 400

49. Q: Has Israel ever allowed UN weapon inspections? A: No

50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements ? A: 42%

51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land? A: Yes

52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.A: ????”

RRD:Oh,& here is The Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s speech in which he calls upon God to damn America ”for killing innocent children”,& denounces us for our support of Israel’s ”state terrorism against the Palestinians”.This is the FULL sermon,in context,as opposed to the “snippets” of Fox.
Watching the full sermon is different in one way;in the “snippets” we are not shown Wright grieving over the murder victims of 9/11,in the “snippets” Wright seems to be celebrating the atrocity.
The full video is somewhat less damning,but to conservatives and moderates only somewhat.
Whereas in the “snippets” Wright comes off as a demon celebrating murder,in the full clip he comes off as a deluded “blame America Firster” smearing the U.S. Government & Israel.
Your reaction to the full clip will of course depend on your worldview.
If you are a leftist (or Libertarian), of the sort who sees America as the ”bully of the world”,then no doubt what Wright has said will strike you as ”just common sense”.

Since,however,America does not,in fact,deserve damnation(neither does Israel) & since many people do understand this,they will respond differently to this garbage.

FOX Lies!! The real sermon given by Pastor Wright – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqPUXjFYh38

Then in 2009:

Rev. Jeremiah Wright apologizes about blaming “them Jews” for keeping him from Obama – Lynn Sweet

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/06/rev_jeremiah_wright_and_them_j.html

….”In the case of Wright, his latest remarks about Jews once again put him in the news. In an interview with David Squires, a columnist from the Newport News, Va. Daily Press, Wright blamed “them Jews” for keeping him from talking to President Obama.

“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright said. “I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office.” He added: “They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. I said from the beginning. He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”….

Wright, discussing his comments with Sirius/XM radio’s host Mark Thompson on “Make it Plain,” may have thought he issued a clarification –certainly to me no apology –but only added to the damage.

Said Wright, “I’m not talking about all Jews, all people of the Jewish faith, I’m talking about Zionists… I’m talking about facts, historical facts. I’m not talking about emotionally charged words.

“They can jump on that phrase if they want to,” he said, “but they can’t undo history and they can’t undo the fact of Jewish historians and Jewish theologians who write about what’s going on.”

On Friday, the Daily Press reported that Wright posted a statement on his Facebook page.

Wrote Wright, “I am extremely disturbed and deeply saddened that once again my comments as reflected in the June 10, 2009, Daily Press article has resurfaced a divisive debate about my relationship with President Barack Obama. I love President Obama as my son, and support and honor him as the President of the United States of America and leader of the free world. I apologize to the Jewish community and all others who were offended by the way in which I framed my comments. I misspoke. I meant no harm or ill-will to the American Jewish community or the Obama Administration. My great respect for the Jewish faith and the foundational (and central) part of my Judeo Christian tradition are unquestionable, and I pray that all whom I have hurt accept my sincerest apology”

The refusal to condemn Wright for his evil is itself evil,and –when done by Republicans– it is craven cowardice.

It is to say that we cannot condemn a unjust,immoral man because he is a African-American.

It is perverse to implicitly concede the justness of Wright’s outrageous libels & to welcome this garbage into the ”mainstream”(or mainsewer) while denouncing those who rightly condemn him,as being beyond the pale.

It is yet another pathetic example of the Republicans–in their craven cowardice–giving the enemy a victory that they could never achieve on their own.

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Anyone notice Republicans would have to sign off on 3/4 of these things?/Republicans warn of Obama’s post #2012 priorities

Republicans warn of obamas post 2012 priorities

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/26/republicans-warn-of-obamas-post-2012-priorities/

….”Some of Obama’s “agenda is so completely unpalatable to the majority of Americans that he has to wait until after the election to move it — lest representative democracy stop it in its tracks,” said Jonathan Collegio, communications director at American Crossroads, a GOP-linked campaign organization.

In July 2011, Obama hinted he would raise taxes after the November election. “When you hear folks saying, well, the president shouldn’t want massive, job-killing tax increases when the economy is this weak — nobody is looking to raise taxes right now,” he said at a White House press conference. “We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out-years,” he said.”….

RRD:Obama cannot raise taxes on his own,so unless he takes the House,Republicans would have to vote to raise taxes.
Would they?
If not there will be no tax increase,if so,why are they there?
If ”representative democracy” does not ”stop it in its tracks” it
could only be because either the Democrats take the House,or because the GOP caves.The former requires keeping the House,not taking the White House,the latter is a Republican problem,again,not a Obama problem.

….”In recent months,Obama has also delayed implementation of onerous environmental regulations and hinted at approving the Keystone XL Canada–U.S. pipeline, which is opposed by environmentalist groups.

But the expensive regulations could be revived after November, and inaction would doom the popular pipeline.”…

RRD:Executive regulations can be reversed at any time by a subsequent President.
In the meantime,please do.
I want the most extreme regulations possible,so that the American people can see exactly what they can expect from Cap and Trade.
That is infinitely preferable to having a Republican who advocates for the Global Warming Hysteria,work out a “pragmatic “compromise to “outwit” the Democrats,just as Heritage and Romney and Dole and Bennett “outwitted” the advocates of socialized medicine.

With such a compromise we would be slowly regulated to death like a “boiling frog”(a frog dropped in hot water will jump out,but if you place a frog in cold water and slowly increase the temperture it will be boiled to death without realizing it,or at least that’s what the metaphor is).
”But what about a treaty!”
Treaties,like Kyoto,must be ratified.
”What if he submits laws to Congress!”
Again,will the Republicans pass them?
If the Republicans cannot be relied upon to fight their political enemy–a man who does not lead the GOP–what can we expect them to do if Romney–who would lead the GOP– behaves like George H.W.Bush or John Mccain?

….”In February, Obama promised more action on immigration: “I’ve got another five years coming up. We’re going to get this done,” he told a Univision questioner.

That could be an insincere promise to spur Latino turnout in November, or a sincere commitment to ram a controversial and expensive amnesty bill through a demoralized Republican House of Representatives in spring 2013.”….

RRD:So now it becomes explicit.
You see,we must vote for Romney or the poor,helpless,”demoralized” RINOS will just have to vote for anything Obama submits;& then WE will be to blame.
Seriously this is pathetic,why doesn’t the GOP Congress just threaten to rubber stamp Obama’s policies unless Romney is elected?

….”Obama has repeatedly hinted that he will push for a federal redefinition of marriage in 2013. He and his aides have repeatedly said his view of marriage is “evolving,” and in June 2011, he told a White House audience of gay activists that “I have delivered on what I promised. … Now, that doesn’t mean our work is done”….

RRD:Push away;again how will Obama ”redefine marriage”,he cannot change the law on his own?
The Courts?
Who approves these Judges?
Blank out.
How many Republicans voted for Sotomayor and Kagen out of “deference”?
Have you looked at the track record of the Justices appointed by Einshower,Nixon,and Ford?
Or for that matter Justices appointed by Reagan and Bush 1 & 2?
It is a decidedly mixed result;particularly when it came to the ”moderate”, & ”electable” Republicans;(e.g. Eisenhower,Nixon,Ford & George H.W.Bush).

Who gave us Earl Warren?
Eisenhower.
Brennan?
Eisenhower.
Blackmun?
Nixon.
Stevens?
Ford.
Souter?
G.H.W.Bush.

And who gave us ”moderates” like Powell,Burger,O’Connor, & Kennedy?
Nixon the first two & Reagan the latter two.

It’s true that Liberals almost always pick liberals,but “Conservatives” often pick Liberals.

At this point some may say:”But Obama also said that he would bypass Congress”!
Bypass away.
Unless Obama turns the Country into a police state,(& should he attempt to he would be removed from office by the Military),any action he takes would either be reversible,or require Republican approval,UNLESS the Democrats retake the House.

For my part I will continue to push for a alternative to Romney,and to support any Republicans who are even halfway decent in the House & Senate.

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Romney will not attack Obama,won’t say ”incendiary”,”outrageous” & ”accusatory” things about Obama #tcot #rino #teaparty #2012

Mitt Romney: I’m not willing ‘to light my hair on fire’ to win conservative votes – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-im-not-willing-to-light-my-hair-on-fire-to-win-conservative-votes/2012/02/28/gIQADDk9fR_story.html

…”It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments,” Romney told reporters. “We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusatory and attacking President Obama that you’re going to jump up in the polls. You know, I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am.”….

Romney: Obama is not a Socialist, he’s just in over his head » The Right Scoop –

http://www.therightscoop.com/romney-obama-is-not-a-socialist-hes-just-in-over-his-head/

RRD:When I’m wrong,I’m wrong.
Previously I had said (paraphrasing myself) ”Giving Romney the nomination will lead to a replay of 2008,i.e. a candidate whose liberalism blurs the line between the candidates,takes the most important issues off the table,and demoralizes the base,though Romney will at least be willing to attack Obama”.
The part where I was wrong was my belief that Romney would at least attack Obama.
He won’t.
Romney has achieved something very difficult.He has shown himself to be even worse than his critics thought.

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McCain slams Obama over Iran policy – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20119884-503544.html

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