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The Top Nine "Changes" Barack Obama Would Make as President
Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2008 | John Hawkins

Posted on 03/07/2008 5:12:48 AM PST by Kaslin

"All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward." -- Ellen Glasgow

As people who have followed Barack Obama closely over the last few months have long since realized, there has been very little substance to the man's campaign besides his determination to lose -- oops, I mean "end" -- the war in Iraq.

If you boil Obama's appeal down to its essential core, most of his supporters seem to like him because he's a relatively young, charismatic, black man who talks a lot about "change," "unity," and the "audacity of hope."

But, what does that tell you about how Obama would behave if he gets into office? Very, very little. After all, pretty much anybody, from Napoleon, to Fidel Castro, to Mickey Mouse could run on a platform of "hope," "change," and "unity" because it's so broad and meaningless.

Of course, that doesn't mean that Barack doesn't have an agenda. He most certainly does have one, but it's just an agenda that he tries to avoid talking about because the better Americans get to know him, the less appealing he's going to be.

So, with that in mind, let me take you through a short tour of some of Barack Obama's radical beliefs. In all fairness, I should note that he has flip-flopped on some of these issues after his Barney the Dinosaur style "I Love You, You Love Me" campaign for the presidency got into full swing. But, experience has taught us that you can put a lot more stock into what a politician says before he starts trying to desperately convince middle America to vote him into the White House, than after.

#1) Weakening America's Military: Barack Obama has pledged, among other things, to make defense cuts during war time, to cut spending on national missile defense, that he won't weaponize space, to slow development of future combat systems, and to seek a "world without nuclear weapons." Is this a man who can be trusted as Commander-In-Chief?

#2) Losing the War in Iraq: Obama is promising to throw away the hard earned gains our troops have made in Iraq by immediately removing combat brigades each month, regardless of the situation on the ground, and by having all of our "combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff publicly warned Barack and, for that matter, Hillary that they could create a "chaotic situation" with their policy that could take the "gains we have achieved and struggled to achieve and turn them around overnight." Come on, Admiral, don't you know that Obama isn't going to listen to what the military has to say about a war when there's an election to be won?

#3) Gay Marriage: Although Barack Obama claims to oppose gay marriage, in 2004 he said that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the only thing keeping the courts from imposing gay marriage on the whole country. If you want to see gay marriage become the law of the land in your state, no matter what the voters think, vote for Obama.

#4) Pro-Partial Birth Abortion: It's never a surprise to find a Democrat who's a big fan of abortion, but Obama goes above and beyond the call of duty. He had a perfect rating of 100% from NARAL in 2005, 2006, and 2007, opposes "notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions," and he even opposed banning partial birth abortions. If you want to see as many women as humanly possible in this country putting their own children to death via abortion, vote Obama.

#5) Legalizing Marijuana: Obama, a former (we hope) druggie, who has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine, has said that he favors "decriminalizing marijuana." Perhaps you can't blame him for wanting to make it easier for people to get drugs since, after all, he used them and look how he turned out. If Barack gets into the White House, one day mothers all over America can tell their children that they'll never be anything in life if they use hard drugs and those children can reply, "Well, at least I can be President!"

#6) Handing 845 billion dollars of your money to other nations: Obama's Global Poverty Act would commit the United States to spending, over the next 13 years, 845 billion dollars more than what we already do on global poverty. Obama followed that up with a release that said in part, "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty..." If Obama actually believes that not only is the United States capable of "eliminating extreme poverty," but that we should actually make that utopian dream a "priority," then he's far too naive to be in the White House.

#7) If you think George Bush is a big spender, you haven't met Obama: Even though the United States is already running a deficit, Obama is planning to push a whole host of new big government programs including a "10-year, $150 billion program to establish a green energy sector," a "$60 billion National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank," and a "nearly universal health care plan (whose annual price tag he low-balls at $50 to $65 billion)." If you're all for tax and spend liberalism and watching the deficit spiral even further out of control, there's no one you should want in the White House more than Obama.

#8) Amnesty and your tax dollars for illegal aliens: Believe it or not, John McCain, the Republican who is most closely associated with catering to illegal aliens, is actually well to Barack Obama's right on the issue.

Obama favors drivers licenses for illegals, wants to give illegals welfare and Medicaid, wants to let them participate in Social Security, opposes making English our national language, and he favors a comprehensive approach to illegal immigration, AKA amnesty, that even John McCain now claims to oppose.

#9) Gun Control: Obama is a perfect example of the stereotypical, liberal gun grabber. Obama has pledged to "Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons," has "opined unequivocally that D.C.'s ban was 'constitutional'," and in 1996, Obama, in a survey, "supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns." If you're an opponent of the 2nd Amendment, who believes law abiding citizens shouldn't be allowed to defend themselves, Obama is your man.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; nobama; obama

1 posted on 03/07/2008 5:12:48 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Dear Jesus.... Why are so may worshiping this idiot???


2 posted on 03/07/2008 5:15:53 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Kaslin
If “O” makes it to the WH, we'd best lock and load - or mass exit to Canada...maybe even Mexico. Mexico would be a Utopia compared to what he’d turn this country into.
3 posted on 03/07/2008 5:20:46 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: DooDahhhh
Because they don't believe in themselves or hope they can do well on their own, and he's a smooth-talkin' used-car salesman. Marxist to the core, no doubt, but sssssssssmooth-talkin' nonethelessssssssssssssss.
4 posted on 03/07/2008 5:23:11 AM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: Kaslin
#5) Legalizing Marijuana: Obama, a former (we hope) druggie, who has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine, has said that he favors "decriminalizing marijuana." Perhaps you can't blame him for wanting to make it easier for people to get drugs since, after all, he used them and look how he turned out. If Barack gets into the White House, one day mothers all over America can tell their children that they'll never be anything in life if they use hard drugs and those children can reply, "Well, at least I can be President!"

Kids have William "nose like a Hoover vacuum cleaner" Clinton to point to now.

5 posted on 03/07/2008 5:23:28 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: Kaslin

FREEDOMS ENEMIES - BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007

Radical Muslims for Obama

Obama wants summit with Muslim countries

Obama aide wants talks with terrorists

SENATOR OBAMA GOES TO AFRICA

"WHAT'S A UNITED STATES SENATOR DOING IN KENYA CAMPAIGNING FOR A MUSLIM TAKE-OVER OF A SOVEREIGN STATE?"

IN 52 SECS WHY BARACK OBAMA CANNOT WIN A GENERAL ELECTION

6 posted on 03/07/2008 5:27:45 AM PST by Obamanation 2008
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To: DooDahhhh

Because so many of them are idiots themselves. These are their convictions, too.


7 posted on 03/07/2008 5:43:49 AM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: Kaslin
HOLY CRAP!

Why are we not hearing about this stuff in the news.

Is the media in this country truly so corrupt?

8 posted on 03/07/2008 5:45:00 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: shezza
"Because they don't believe in themselves or hope they can do well on their own, and he's a smooth-talkin' used-car salesman. Marxist to the core, no doubt, but sssssssssmooth-talkin' nonethelessssssssssssssss."

Yeah just the latest shiny object. That and the left has developed such an irrational hatred of Bush, that any candidate who talks smooth and throws in the word change frequently will do well with the airheads.

Surprisingly to me, the far left is even turning on the Clintons over this. Just a few short months ago the Clintons were the closest thing the left had to Gods, now over at DU you would think you were reading FR reading some of the things said about Bill & Hillary.

9 posted on 03/07/2008 5:53:30 AM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: boxerblues

bttt for later


10 posted on 03/07/2008 5:55:14 AM PST by boxerblues
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To: Kaslin
#4) Pro-Partial Birth Abortion: It's never a surprise to find a Democrat who's a big fan of abortion, but Obama goes above and beyond the call of duty. He had a perfect rating of 100% from NARAL in 2005, 2006, and 2007, opposes "notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions," and he even opposed banning partial birth abortions. If you want to see as many women as humanly possible in this country putting their own children to death via abortion, vote Obama.

Oh you are being modest. Obama also has voted for killing live babies after birth in the event the abortion did not kill them.

11 posted on 03/07/2008 5:55:25 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Carbonsteel

Well the media is doing everything to keep the sheeple ignorant and uninformed


12 posted on 03/07/2008 5:58:06 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

All this without even mentioning that Islam would certainly be given pride of place in the US, and sharia would be implemented locally and then probably nationally within his first two years.

Oh please God...don’t let him be President...


13 posted on 03/07/2008 6:01:29 AM PST by livius
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To: Kaslin

You forgot one: Reparations.


14 posted on 03/07/2008 6:11:46 AM PST by Mere
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To: DooDahhhh
Dear Jesus.... Why are so may worshiping this idiot???

In my estimation and perspective, he is a powerful speaker. He talks about all the feel-good stuff while avoiding the tough issues. It looks like candy coated cyanide to me unfortunately. /:
15 posted on 03/07/2008 6:17:11 AM PST by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: Kaslin

and he will favor the crazy locoweed Chavez over Columbia’s Uribe, and thus assure that Latin America turns completely communist.
Kiss goodbye to your second amendment rights.
Say goodbye to equal rights. Whites will be further disenfranchized and marginalized as they are pushed out of jobs, universities, and public life.


16 posted on 03/07/2008 6:17:50 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Kaslin

bookmark for later


17 posted on 03/07/2008 6:18:03 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (When life gives you lemons...don't forget the vodka...)
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To: maine-iac7

...”Mexico would be a Utopia compared to what he’d turn this country into.”...

Actually, Barack Hussein Obama would turn the USA into Mexico, or worse.


18 posted on 03/07/2008 6:21:31 AM PST by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: DooDahhhh

Because he represents “change”...and they are not thinking.


19 posted on 03/07/2008 6:24:54 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: DooDahhhh

They’re the same people who watch Oprah and American Idol.


21 posted on 03/07/2008 6:34:47 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Carbonsteel

“Is the media in this country truly so corrupt?”

I assume that’s a rhetorical question.


22 posted on 03/07/2008 6:47:08 AM PST by Deano
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To: Kaslin

Now this is the type of look that should be taken, and is taken, with candidates seeking national office. This guy has managed to completely avoid any critical look at his “record” and the substance of his speeches.


23 posted on 03/07/2008 6:59:08 AM PST by Jay P.S. (PLEASE CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


24 posted on 03/07/2008 7:09:18 AM PST by petercooper (Sure, Americans don't want Muslims running a couple U.S. ports, but they're fine with a Muslim Prez.)
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To: DooDahhhh
Dear Jesus.... Why are so may worshiping this idiot???


25 posted on 03/07/2008 7:21:20 AM PST by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: Antoninus

Good one!


26 posted on 03/07/2008 7:29:39 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: DooDahhhh
The far lefties have an agenda...see Horowitz's "Unholy Alliance" for explanation:

Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left (Paperback)

27 posted on 03/07/2008 10:39:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Carbonsteel
Is the media in this country truly so corrupt?

YES! See link at post #27

28 posted on 03/07/2008 10:41:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: DooDahhhh

I never thought that I would see a spouse of a presidential candidate who was more of a radical, narcissistic, arrogant, hubristic, self-entitled, and maddening solipsist than Hilary Clinton. To the nation’s dismay, I think we have found her. She is the loose cannon Benito Mussolini face of liberal fascism that Barack He who must not be middle named Obama is so careful to hide. Barack He who must not be middle named Obama is more practiced at keeping the mask up. But in the liberal Hyde Park ghetto that she lives in in Chicago, attending cocktail parties with her coterie of liberal U of C academics, Black South Side DemonRat pols, public sector sinecures, NGO flacks and liberal Sun Times columnists, EVERBODY she knows thinks and feels this way.

The ascendancy of Barack He who must not be middle named Obama is the realization of the efforts of all the Cultural Marxists whose ideas were nurtured by the Gramcians who set up the Frankfurt School and spawned cultural radicals like Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, and Theodore Adorno. Their intellectual progeny are thoroughly ensconced in the MSM, academia, Hollywood, and most importantly in the George Soros directed modern day Democratic Party which is the nest for all the Vipers on the left, the racial identity determininists, the radical feminists, the sexual deviationist lobby, the “watermelon” environmentalists, the open borders crowd and the anti-war seditionists who seek to steal from our magnificent armed forces the victory that they have earned with their blood and valor in the SAME MANNER as they stole our hard earned victory from those of us who are Vietnam vets.
Their apotheosis is the religion of Obama, the Lucifer deceiver who would lead this great nation to Fabian Socialist HELL!!!
Should Barack he who must not be middle named Obama get a compliant Democrat Congress and Senate, the damage done to this country and to liberty as we have known it, would be incalculable. He is the most dangerous presidential candidates since Henry Wallace. Please check this link. It will tell you all that you need to know. There is credible info that could lead one to believe that his Indonesian stepfather to him to Mosque with the intent of making him Muslim. His own campaign said in a LA Time article that he was never a REGULARLY practicing Muslim, leading one to infer that he was an IRREGULARLY practicing Muslim. That is enough for the Muzzies to convict him as an apostate or to accept him as one of the faithful deceiving the dhimmis. Check the years 1971-1973 at the link below.
http://www.freedomsenemies.com/_more/obama.htm


29 posted on 03/07/2008 7:52:12 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: DMZFrank
You don't have to convince me that either of these Democratic candidates are absolutely the worst losers out there. Ranting Hildabeast who has no qualifications for the job and Muslim leaning Obama who has no experience and is not like the rest of us, and is more like a tent revival preacher than he is a leader of ANYTHING!
30 posted on 03/08/2008 2:50:22 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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