byVictor Davis Hanson
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Great article. Mainstream media will never ask these questions. I want double digit raises not double digit inflation, interest rates, and stock market losses. We are heading toward the latter and most people just like sheep go along with the majority. This is NOT American Idol we are electing the leader of the free world. The media says everything is bad and scaring everybody, and I heard an economist say go on spending we need people to keep the chain of goods and services moving so money rotates through the economy. Everybody business and people sitting on their money makes things worse. We need to improve our savings but we cannot let the politicians and media intimidate us. We need balance and be responsible and accountable for the transactions we make and not depend on government or someone else to bail us out.
I did see the Fox ambush on Ayers and loved it. He avoided answering questions just like his student and he called the same police he once bombed to protect him from one reporter. Joe the Plumber had over 100 reporters in front of his house. That says it all abouthe media it is dead except for a select number who will fight the Censorship Doctrine to the Supreme Court if necessary. 535 morons will not quiet the only media that is fair and balanced.
A Look Into Barack Obama’s Past
Barack Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ more than 20 years ago and considered the church pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright as his mentor. Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, “The Audacity of Hope.” In his sermons, Rev. Wright repeated denunciations of the U.S and blurted out statements like “The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing “God Bless America.” No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”
Looking at Obama’s ties to Rev. Wright, and his connections to a terrorist bomber, William Ayers, both men who would like nothing more than to destroy this country causes many people to second guess Obama’s intentions for change. If you have not heard about William Ayers, you can read about him in the U.S. News, Michael Barone’s column-Obama Needs to Explain His Ties to William Ayers. “In my U.S. News column, I make a brief reference to the unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist bomber William Ayers and his connections to Barack Obama. They were closer than Obama implied when George Stephanopoulos asked him about Ayers in the April 16 debate—the last debate Obama allowed during the primary season. To get an idea of how close they were, check out Tom Maguire’s Just One Minute blog and Steve Diamond’s Global Labor and Politics. The Obama-Ayers relationship is also mentioned in David Freddoso’s The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate.”
Lets examine Obama’s connection with an accused political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko. The following is on explanation by Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz from ABC News. “In sharp contrast to his tough talk about ethics reform in government, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., approached a well-known Illinois political fixer under active federal investigation, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, for “advice” as he sought to find a way to buy a house shortly after being elected to the United States Senate. Rezko had been widely reported to be under investigation by the U.S. attorney and the FBI at the time Obama contacted him and has since been indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury in a case that prosecutors say involves bribes, kickbacks and “efforts to illegally obtain millions of dollars.”
Because Barack Obama was a dependable ally of subsidized developers in the Legislature, his friend and fund-raiser Rezko depended on him to get things done such as cosponsoring a bill in 2001 allowing developers to pocket half of the proceeds from selling state tax credits to others. Obama admitted that his decision to involve Rezko was “a bone-headed mistake.” What he failed to mention is that he has a closet full of bone-headed mistakes such as Peter Wallsten pointed out in the Los Angeles Times on
January 24, 2008.
“Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago’s West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed.
“I was not aware that I had voted no,” he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record be changed to reflect that he “intended to vote yes.”
That was not the only misfire for the former civil rights attorney first elected to the state Senate in 1996. During his eight years in state office, Obama cast more than 4,000 votes. Of those, according to transcripts of the proceedings in Springfield, he hit the wrong button at least six times.”
Now comes the big question, what exactly does a community organizer do?
One thing Barack Obama did as a community organizer was pressure banks to make bad loans. In Barack Obama’s youthful community organizing days he joined a group called ACORN. Using the Community Reinvestment Act which was designed to encourage banks to make loans to high-risk borrowers, ACORN started abusing the law by forcing banks to make hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘subprime’ loans to minorities with bad or no credit. Using charges of racism and threats to use CRA to block business expansions have enabled ACORN to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and contributions from America’s financial institutions.
Other things that ACORN did as community organizers were agitate for higher minimum wages, attempt to thwart school reform, try to unionize welfare recipients who are obliged to work in exchange for benefits and organize voter registration drives. In 2006 for example, their voter registration drive in Washington produced 1,800 new voters of which 1,794 names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the “worst case of election fraud in our state’s history.”
If you like to know more, watch these two videos.
Whatever happens to Ayers now or in the future, he brought on himself. The consequences of our actions are not always immediate. I don’t want to see Obama voters disowning him when times get hard.
No matter what you do, you will not escape the consequences of what I like to call the “Friedman Law of Unintended Consequences”. Unless, of course, you are very wealthy, and can afford to buy your security in the privatised marketplace we inhabit…which used to be called the United States of America. Through the malfeasance of the corporatists, we now inherit after this election the hollowed-out corpse of what used to be a great country to live in. As a business owner and tradesman, I have seen the productive capacity of my homeland stolen for the past 30 years by paper-pushing criminals of each political party. To state my disappointment would require an aeon of effort.
I thought that doing the right thing, as my fathers did, would serve me, my country and my family well.
I now see that being a thief, liar, and betrayer could have given me so much more financial security. All Hail Milton Friedman, Ron Reagan, Maggie Thatcher! Kudos to Ken Lay, Newt Gingrich and Charlie Keating ! But, I fear no one can touch, for obvious reasons, the heavy hitter triumvirate of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld….
And we are about to elect a new bunch of thieves, and liars, and proven betrayers. All bow down and hail and praise your new god, the Messiah.
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