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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Who is Barack Obama; What Are His Plans For Us?

Just who is this Barack Obama, what experiences has he had, and what does he have in store for us – particularly if he gains the White House with large Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate ready to help him carry out his plans? You are known by the company you keep and by your past actions. Much of what you say during a political campaign must be discounted, but sometimes a little truth slips out. The picture was blurred, but has recently become much clearer.

Obama is a long-time member of a black liberation theology church, a church whose members believe in getting even with whitey and in reparations for blacks. Obama profited from associations with terrorists, William Ayers and Bernadette Dorn, and worked closely with Ayers in developing education programs that taught that America is an evil society. Obama believes in income redistribution, and has definite plans to carry out this Marxist philosophy. Obama also has close ties to ACORN, a group well-known for voting-fraud tactics to elect liberals to office.

Obama has profited mightily from his associations with the felon, Tony Rezco, accepting huge contributions and obvious financing to purchase his home, and his closest political advisors are the same James Johnson and Franklin Raines, who ran and destroyed Fannie Mae and then walked away with many millions of dollars in bonuses. Obama is also second only to Chris Dodd in contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

None of these conclusions are based on assumptions or on unsupported rumors that are floating about on the internet; they are based on known facts about his record and his statements.

Obama's "Tax Cut" is Income Redistribution

By Ken Blackwell September 23, 2008 RealClearPolitics (Excerpt)

“During his Fox News interview with Bill O'Reilly, Sen. Barack Obama responded to one question where the statistics contradicted his position by saying that "there are lies, damned lies, and statistics." He then went on to say that 95 percent of Americans would get a tax break under his economic plan. That's ironic, because his comment on "damned lies and statistics" is the perfect commentary on his own plan.

Taken with Sen. Joe Biden's novel definition of patriotism, Team Obama is making an argument that Americans have never bought.

The statistics speak for themselves. Only 62 percent of Americans pay federal income tax, meaning that 38 percent get a 100 percent refund of any taxes withheld. So Mr. Obama's 95 percent that will receive money from the government includes roughly 33 percent of Americans who pay no income tax. One-third of Americans pay no income taxes yet would receive a government check of perhaps $1,000 or more.

That is pure income redistribution. Some pundits argue that this is Keynesian demand-side economics. It is not. Having the government take money from business entities or affluent individuals and giving it to those who pay no federal income taxes is not Keynesian. It's Marxist.” RealClearPolitics

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Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools

By STANLEY KURTZ SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 Wall Street Journal (Excerpts)

“Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

Bill Ayers.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I've recently spent days looking through them.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago's public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation's other key body, the "Collaborative," which shaped education policy.

The CAC's basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda….

The CAC's agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland's ghetto.

In works like "City Kids, City Teachers" and "Teaching the Personal and the Political," Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? "I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk's, "Sixties Radicals," at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

CAC translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with "external partners," which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).

Mr. Obama once conducted "leadership training" seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obama's early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CAC's in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement.” Wall Street Journal

Mr. Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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1 Comments:

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

With all the information on Barack Obama which is contained in this entry, I think that this race is going to be close. The people who read this are either going to ignore it, or refuse to believe it and stick with a flawed Democratic Party. One of the greatest things that John McCain has going for him outside of his maverick notoriety, is Sarah Palin. The smooth talking Obama screwed up and picked that "Ole' gaffer" himself, "Jumping Joe" Biden and I'm so happy that he picked him. Joe is always good for a laugh because he has this uncanny way of sticking his feet in his mouth causing the Democrats to pull their hair out of their heads. So you thought Dan Quail was an idiot, Hu? Joe has him beat by a mile because Joe is STUPID! Let's hope that he sinks Barack Obama.

 

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