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Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up?
American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2008 | Lance Fairchok

Posted on 03/04/2008 7:42:09 AM PST by vietvet67

"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack Obama

In a televised twelve-second campaign spot aired in Texas, Senator Obama gives a stirring speech to a standing ovation. It is the predictable litany of American faults he will miraculously correct: literacy, expensive prescription drugs and insufficient civil liberties. However, he seems particularly concerned for Arab-Americans. "If there is an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties."

This was an astonishing statement, an infuriating statement and a statement that speaks volumes to Obama's ideology.

Arab-American families being rounded up would not only threaten all our civil liberties, it would raise such a universal outcry, it could not long endure. Even the suggestion it could occur is a profound insult to our nation and our citizenry. It is an image of the gulag, the death camp, the dictatorship, and so inappropriate in any discussion about America, it is beneath our contempt.

Perhaps the Senator is carried away by his remarkable political ascendancy and so emboldened by the lack of critical comment in the press, he believes he can say anything. Perhaps he believes he has so mesmerized us with his oratory that we will not catch the inference of his words. Perhaps he really believes that we are that kind of country, that our people do not cherish civil liberty sufficiently to defend it for all citizens.

This despicable image of innocent families imprisoned and the ethnic cleansing it suggests is a theme the radical left nurtures. It is by design intended to portray an unjust and intolerant people, it was no error, no misstatement. It elicits moral outrage with false assumptions, endlessly repeating those assumptions until believed. It is behind the exaggeration of everything the U.S. does in the war on terror or against Islamic extremism. It is behind the hysteria over the Patriot Act.

As divorced from truth as it is, it is found everywhere in the propaganda of the left, from the Bush-Hitler signs, to the fabrications of American military wrongdoing in the press, to the invented Islamophobia in our populace. It is the motivation behind Michael Moore, Code Pink, MoveOn.Org and George Soros. It is unfortunately the message the media aids and abets.

This moral contrariness gives us American "progressives" embracing dictators and terrorists such as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Iran's Ahmedinejhad and Syria's Bashar al Assad. It finds equivalence between defending America and Al Qaeda and Hezbollah terrorism. It believes malevolent evil can actually be stopped with dialogue and compromise. It gravitates to a miserable "better red than dead" nihilism that allows no pride or faith in America. It excuses our enemies and indicts everything American. It is the impenitent legacy of the Carter and Clinton administrations. It is illogical and irrational and a road to failure and catastrophe.

"I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." Yet, he also says that our country does not work, that we need change. Even as he wraps this contradiction in biblical allusion and positive words like "Hope" and "Change We Can Believe In" his underlying belief system surfaces in clues overlooked by his handlers.

The bleak fantasy of Arab-American families interred for being Arabs and, of course, for being Muslim is very plausible to the radicals that help write his speeches. Senator Obama holds a wretched America in his heart, a country he has no pride in nor wishes to preserve. If his vision starts from failure, where will it end? There is no truth in his words, just as there is no substance. One may speak well, but still speak lies. An Obama presidency would be a disaster.

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. - Cicero


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KEYWORDS: arabs; barackhusseinobama; elections; nobama; obama
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1 posted on 03/04/2008 7:42:10 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67
If there is a Christian or any other family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties.

If my aunt had cojones...

2 posted on 03/04/2008 7:44:13 AM PST by jammer
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To: vietvet67

this is even better than that stupid tornado comment he made last year.

Can anyone find even ONE arab american family that has been “rounded up”?

One?


3 posted on 03/04/2008 7:44:27 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

I believe Senator Obama has introduced us to Mr. Strawman.


4 posted on 03/04/2008 7:45:52 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: vietvet67

“Perhaps he really believes that we are that kind of country”

EVERY Democrat believes we are that kind of country. They hate it and think it’s always the bad guy in any context, current or historical.

Yet somehow, they never leave for safer waters.


5 posted on 03/04/2008 7:45:55 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Scotswife

This is why we need him to win the primary folks.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 7:47:07 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: vietvet67

If? IF??? This guy is a piece of work. In NO town or city in this country are Arab-American “families” being rounded up.

What happened to “words matter”, Barack? What happened to “no black, white, red or blue America”, Barack?

He’s throwing fuel on a fire that isn’t even burning- perhaps hoping if he dumps enough gas in one spot a supporter will come along with a match.


7 posted on 03/04/2008 7:47:31 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: AliVeritas; holdonnow

More Obamadness.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:07 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: vietvet67

Obama is a short sighted idiot.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:27 AM PST by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: vietvet67

Dang! I saw the headline and I thought it would tell where to sign on for the roundup.


10 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:36 AM PST by Slump Tester (Only CINOs and democRATs knowingly and willingly vote for RINOs!)
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To: vietvet67

This guy is really dangerous.


11 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:38 AM PST by wastedyears (Iron Maiden in two weeks' time.)
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To: Scotswife
Can anyone find even ONE arab american family that has been “rounded up”?

Uh, no.
12 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:54 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: vietvet67

Where are there arab american families being rounded up? I live in a very very rural area of Georgia and we accept and patron all of our arab businesses and the children in this tiny town are treated no different. Now if it isn’t happening HERE, where most would expect it, where is it happening??


13 posted on 03/04/2008 7:49:55 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: vietvet67

The more I hear him, the more he sounds like a Martin Luther King wannabe.....


14 posted on 03/04/2008 7:50:37 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Scotswife

Can anyone find even ONE arab american family that has been “rounded up”?
____________________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

In light of the WOT, is “President” Obama promising the terrorists that we will not defend ourselves ???

On our own soil ???

And/or should we replace “Arab family” with “illegal alien family” ???????


15 posted on 03/04/2008 7:51:25 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: vietvet67

“The bleak fantasy of Arab-American families interred for being Arabs and, of course, for being Muslim is very plausible to the radicals that help write his speeches.”

Interned??


16 posted on 03/04/2008 7:51:25 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Scotswife

Does Rezko count? Oh wait, he has an attorney.


17 posted on 03/04/2008 7:51:45 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Scotswife

The 12 Arab-American Muslim families who live in a huge mansion in my neighborhood are still there.


18 posted on 03/04/2008 7:51:48 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: illiac

The more I hear him, the more he sounds like a Martin Luther King wannabe.....

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AND Michelle Obama is a Corretta Scott-King wannabe.

Except with the lack of civi liberties being abused.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 7:52:24 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: illiac

He sounds like a tent revival preacher to me!


20 posted on 03/04/2008 7:52:49 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: jammer

See WACO! But no one cares.


21 posted on 03/04/2008 7:53:40 AM PST by hockeyfan (It snowed last night and _ell has frozen over.)
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To: vietvet67
This country was founded on Christian principles that include, among many others, helping others...but NOT being their "keeper". A "keeper" is easily another word for a tyrant.

Within the Christian principles of compassion and charity...ie. helping others who need our help...the country was much more founded upon the principle that every individual is responbsible for themselves and their own actions...to themselves, to one another, and accountable under the law.

22 posted on 03/04/2008 7:54:01 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"I believe Senator Obama has introduced us to Mr. Strawman."

Obama Eye-Doctor

23 posted on 03/04/2008 7:54:16 AM PST by musicman
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To: Southerngl

It’s not...and he knows it. But that truth has nothing to do with his campaign or his politcal mongering.


24 posted on 03/04/2008 7:55:30 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DooDahhhh

Yes, he does....


25 posted on 03/04/2008 7:55:31 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: vietvet67

“If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work.” - Senator Barack Obama

W.T.F. is he talking about? With every passing day, Hussein is morphing into the leader the whack radical left wants....


26 posted on 03/04/2008 7:56:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

27 posted on 03/04/2008 7:56:28 AM PST by yooling
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To: vietvet67

If we are going to be accused anyway...


28 posted on 03/04/2008 7:56:47 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: vietvet67
This Islamic murderer lover has got to be stopped at all costs. He will put America into the dark ages.
29 posted on 03/04/2008 7:57:30 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Obama: NOT the next JFK. He is the NEXT STALIN!!!! Wake up America!!!)
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To: Jeff Head

And he has the nerve to critisize others for ‘fear-mongering’.


30 posted on 03/04/2008 7:57:31 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: the OlLine Rebel
EVERY Democrat believes we are that kind of country. They hate it and think it’s always the bad guy in any context, current or historical.

That is, unless they are running it. Then bad things never happen. Women and children that get burned alive deserve what they get, civilians in other countries deserve to be bombed, because they are oppressors, and their political enemies deserve to be personally destroyed solely for the reason that they disagree with them.

31 posted on 03/04/2008 7:57:50 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: vietvet67

Have McCain or the RNC apologized to this “Arab family” yet?


32 posted on 03/04/2008 7:58:01 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: vietvet67

The next president will be more likely rounding up conservatives and Christians.


33 posted on 03/04/2008 7:58:03 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The Republican Party must die!)
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To: vietvet67
It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work.

Hey Obama! That patch of Genesis is NOT an excuse for your slimy crypto-socialism. Cain the first murderer was right, he wasn't his brother's keeper. Cain shouldn't have murdered Abel - that's the lesson from that chapter. It isn't a parable about the godliness of Big Government.

34 posted on 03/04/2008 7:58:37 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: vietvet67

We must act now! Before it's too late!

35 posted on 03/04/2008 7:58:53 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: illiac

It won’t be long before he’s shouting “Death to America” and his Teletubbies audience will cheer.


36 posted on 03/04/2008 8:01:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: vietvet67

Next thing ya know there will be churches burning in Arkansas ...


37 posted on 03/04/2008 8:01:43 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: vietvet67

I said it before, and I’ll say it again, this has got to be the worst selection of candidates in my entire life time! I do not feel motivated to vote for any of them. We will get what we deserve.


38 posted on 03/04/2008 8:01:48 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: vietvet67
" It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack Obama"

Excuse me, Senator, but if you really believe that, how could you have opposed the war in Iraq to liberate an entire country from a murderous, raping, torturing tyrant and his psychotic minions?
39 posted on 03/04/2008 8:04:13 AM PST by chrisser
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And, Mr. Strawman has a name: C.A.I.R.


40 posted on 03/04/2008 8:05:52 AM PST by Overwatcher
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To: Bringbackthedraft

i agree with you. these candidates are all ridiculous.

any suggestions on how to get these dumb and dumbers out of here?


41 posted on 03/04/2008 8:06:02 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: massgopguy

Teletubbies audience” ??????

ROFLMBO


42 posted on 03/04/2008 8:06:07 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: illiac

“The more I hear him, the more he sounds like a Martin Luther King wannabe.....”

Interesting point. While viewing some of his concerts, oops - speeches, I thought I noticed a distinct King-like affectation in his voice. This speech pattern was not evident during the debates. Your point leads me to believe that this may have been intentional. I guess it’s just his rendition of Hillary’s! “ahhve come tooo fahr”


43 posted on 03/04/2008 8:06:23 AM PST by RedRightReturn (Do you know how to catch wild pigs?)
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To: vietvet67

This moron says Republicans play on the fears of the American people. His spouting off crap like this is just what he claims we should be ashamed of doing. Pot, meet kettle.


44 posted on 03/04/2008 8:06:49 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: holdonnow

“Obamanism Ping*


45 posted on 03/04/2008 8:07:42 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (You don't hafta call me Hussein, you can call me Insane............)
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To: RedRightReturn

YEP! After listening to him for some time now, this method of speech delivery just seems like MLK repetition. Although MLK was great, copycats are usually fake....


46 posted on 03/04/2008 8:09:57 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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Obama was parroting a BIG LIE. But it is important to remember that he was wildly appauded for this statement. And that no one in the media called him on it.
The statement reflects two important strands of the Michelle/Obama worldview. America sucks and mistreats minorities and America sucks and it is illegitimate for her to defend herself.
What did happen in the wake of 911 was as follows. The ICE requested male 18-35 year old TEMPORARY VISA holders—students, business travelers, tourists—from certain Islamic states to come in for interviews. Since all 19 911 hijackers were on temporary visas this was reasonable and prudent.
No CITIZENS were asked to come in. No IMMMIGRANTS were asked to come in. No FAMILIES were asked to come in. No ONE was ROUNDED UP.
The effort to interview temporary visa holders had only limited success. Most temporary visa holders ignored the request. And when hard pressed federal agents asked for help from the local police, some big city departments, INCLUDING Obomba’s Chicago, refused to cooperate, fearing they would alienate hyphenated -American voters. Daley, who supports Obomba and whom Obomba supported in his most recent election, preferred to risk American lives rather than risk losing Islamic-American voters. These people MUST be defeated.
47 posted on 03/04/2008 8:10:01 AM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: RedRightReturn

Abso-friggin-lutely. I also happen to believe he holds his head at an angle the way JFK once did. I think he’s done his homework well and mastered his lessons well. This is subliminial politics like the drive in theaters that used to flash “Buy Popcorn” messages during the movies.


48 posted on 03/04/2008 8:10:28 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“Democrats...hate the country”

Their “logic” goes something like this:

Liberals cannot “discriminate” between choices or cultures - all are equal.

When the outcomes of following disparate cultures, choices, or behaviors result in disparate outcomes - some good, some bad,

it must be because of discrimination coming from the successful and oppressing the unsuccessful.

Therefore, they must side with the unsuccessful, thereby always choosing the evil, wrong, and failed over the good and successful.


49 posted on 03/04/2008 8:10:54 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“In light of the WOT, is “President” Obama promising the terrorists that we will not defend ourselves ???”

In the eyes of the left, the “War” on Terror is a farce to keep conservatives in power. They want to go back to treating terrorism like jaywalking, prosecuting the perps in our courts.

That’s why the big push to “get Ossama” - because once he’s “got”, this whole mess is done, in their minds.


50 posted on 03/04/2008 8:12:29 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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