What a Black Columnist has to say about Obama
Ken Blackwell – Columnist for the New York Sun
It’s an amazing time to be alive in America . We’re in a year of firsts
in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first
viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first
frontrunning freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will
be a first.
We won’t truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every
candidate by where they stand. We won’t arrive where we should be until we
no longer talk about skin color or gender. Now that Barack Obama steps
to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his
race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.
The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until
August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner,
and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.
Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He’s not. He’s the
next George McGovern. And it’s time people learned the facts.
Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in
the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie
Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton. Never in my life have I seen a presidential
frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter
Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised
military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic
agenda, and he lost.
Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he’s not behind in the
polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty
pageant. Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and
blue, to lead the United States of America . But let’s look at the more
defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty."
Start with national security, since the president’s most important duties
are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading
Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without
preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and
create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving
his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table
against terrorists – something no president has ever taken off the table
since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have
worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a
foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.
Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system
is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill
Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so
that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a
generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich." ! How
to fix Social Security ? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes.
Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize
medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government
take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.
Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a
stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God ! " but says that
Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" – hijacked
– Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint
Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional.
He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early
advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual
marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois , he refused to
vote against a statewide ban – ban – on all handguns in the state. These
are radical left, Hollywood , and San Francisco values, not Middle
The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton
is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don’t start
looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing
America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for
America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his
liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.
But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and
– yes – they’re talking about his race. Those should never be the factors
on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama’s radical agenda sets
him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.
It’s time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election ! of first’s,
let’s first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our
president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war.
Subject: Kind of scary, wouldn’t you think
Remember–God is good, and is in time, on time–every time.
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-christ is:
The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will
deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE
Christ-like appeal….the prophecy says that people will flock to him and
he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will
destroy everything. Is it OBAMA??
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