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The Other Obama
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2008 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 04/14/2008 10:13:04 AM PDT by neverdem

This has been a long Presidential campaign, but often usefully so. The Democratic Party fight is helping us learn that there's more to Barack Obama than the eloquent, post-partisan, disciplined purveyor of "hope" that he typically projects.

There's also the Barack Obama who attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright's ("God d--- America") church for 20 years, the one who emerged from the Chicago Democratic machine with friends like Tony Rezko, the one with the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate, and now we learn the one with a Harvard-eye view of American angst.

At an April 6 fund-raiser in San Francisco, this Obama explained to his non-blue-collar donors: "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive Administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

As political psychoanalysis, this is what they believe in Cambridge and Hyde Park. Guns and God are the opiate of the masses, who are being gulled by Karl Rove and rich Republicans. If only they embraced their true economic self-interest, these pure saps wouldn't need religion and they wouldn't dislike non-white immigrants.

Mr. Obama's unreflective condescension is reminiscent of the famous 1993 Washington Post article that described evangelical Christians as "poor, undereducated and easy to command." And the fact that he said it so naturally in front of a San Francisco...

This is Mr. Obama's inner Mike Dukakis...

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bitter; condescendingliberal; obama; pa2008; smalltown

1 posted on 04/14/2008 10:13:04 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
The "other" Obama is the one and only true Obama, the : BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY, Obama
2 posted on 04/14/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: neverdem

Camelot, Camelot? What is this Camelot...

...ah Yes....my side business....Uncle Hussein’s Camel-Lot!! Yes Yes, I can supply you with the very best in used Camels.

3 posted on 04/14/2008 10:20:07 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: neverdem

I remember reading the “Christians are poor, uneducated, and easy to command” comment in the Washington Post article in 1993—and I thought that day about all the college educated, PhD-holding Christians I knew.

In fact, at the time I didn’t even know any Christians who *weren’t* college educated (my social crowd was Intervarsity).

And a few days later, the Washington Post had definitely started hearing from them!


4 posted on 04/14/2008 10:20:24 AM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the link.


5 posted on 04/14/2008 10:31:34 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem
LOL, Hussein can't decide if he is Muslim, Oprah's Kid, Black, White, Che, Malcolm X, a Marxist/Stalinist/Leninist, socialist, communist, or a Black Liberation Ideologue.

BUT HE HAS ADMITTED HE IS NOT AMERICAN.

6 posted on 04/14/2008 10:36:25 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Jeff Head

“He’s ridin’ dirty!”, again...


7 posted on 04/14/2008 10:42:07 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: neverdem

Between Obama & Clinton, I don’t know which one is worse.
Every time these ‘Rats open their mouths, they stick their Left foot in it...
“The gift that keeps on giving...”

At this point, my cat could beat either one of them in the General election. LMAO


8 posted on 04/14/2008 10:43:05 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Problem is...he wants to ride us all dirty. Every last one of us.


9 posted on 04/14/2008 10:44:18 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: neverdem
You are very welcome. That link and the info behind it, IMHO, cannot be posted enough.

This guy's (Obama's) core values are based on, and descend from, very dark places of Marxism, abject compulsion, and racial hatred. Any one of those, when coupled with the reigns of power, can lead to horrible results. All three? History tells us it leads to genocide and unbelievable blood letting.

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

10 posted on 04/14/2008 10:44:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Excellent!


11 posted on 04/14/2008 10:45:54 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: sheik yerbouty

“Senator Obama has had a mostly charmed Presidential run, but the truth is there’s much that Americans still don’t know about him or what he believes.”

Don’t forget that he said that if his daughter got pregnant, he wouldn’t punish her with an unwanted child. Liberals have always tried to hide the fact that they see abortion as a form of birth control.


12 posted on 04/14/2008 10:57:46 AM PDT by y6162
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To: sheik yerbouty

“Senator Obama has had a mostly charmed Presidential run, but the truth is there’s much that Americans still don’t know about him or what he believes.”

Don’t forget that he said that if his daughter got pregnant, he wouldn’t punish her with an unwanted child. Liberals have always tried to hide the fact that they see abortion as a form of birth control.


13 posted on 04/14/2008 11:05:37 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Vaquero
Yes Yes, I can supply you with the very best in used Camels.

Just one thing. They are harder to light when they are wet.

14 posted on 04/14/2008 11:06:42 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: olivia3boys

As I recall, so many Christians sent faxes of their college transcripts and degrees, etc, that the WP fax machine shut down.


15 posted on 04/14/2008 11:07:36 AM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: neverdem

More crap from Obama straight from Adorno’s classic study “The Authoritarian Personality,” which diagnoses conservative thought as mental illness. Some conservatives aren’t evil, in this worldview - they just need medication.


16 posted on 04/14/2008 11:09:19 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: olivia3boys

So according to the Washington Post in 1993, you are easily led if you are Pro-Life and Pro-Euthanasia, Pro-Charity. You are not easily led if you don’t know the intentions behind the “Progressive” Eugenics movement, you are Pro-Abortion because it damages your skin, you are Pro-Euthanasia because you look up to Hitler and the Nazis and you are only Pro-Charity when it is taken by government fiat. Ah, now I understand. At least to that line, The Washington Post admits that they like the Nazis a lot more than they like Evangelicals who believe in the presence of life.

I remember that infamous line. I wasn’t into politics then but afterwards I read about it in some books.

I am guessing that they were still smarting over how the mean ole Republicans outlawed slavery because of the Civil War.


17 posted on 04/14/2008 11:35:55 AM PDT by Merta (They Call Me The Ranting Man)
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To: neverdem

I have a question for anyone out there. If you have seen the good Reverend Wrights new swanky home being built, how is he going to handle living in that neighborhood? It’s not in the hood, any brothers living there have to be uncle Toms and Oreos who are sellouts. How is he going to handle living amongst all of those crackers and uncle Toms? I’m feeling sorry for the poor Reverend Wright.


18 posted on 04/14/2008 11:45:29 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Jeff Head

Somehow I think of “ride”, “town”, and “rail”..


19 posted on 04/14/2008 12:11:29 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: neverdem

"This is Mr. Obama's inner Mike Dukakis..."

He just needs to get in touch with that inner Dukakis a little more...and that should about rap things up.

20 posted on 04/14/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: sheik yerbouty

Perhaps “keel” and “haul”.


21 posted on 04/14/2008 1:17:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

A great idea..


22 posted on 04/14/2008 2:09:14 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: neverdem

SnObama has the nomination locked up as far as “committed delegates” go. Right now, the real question is whether the superdelegates are going to cause riots by bequeathing the crown to Hitlery now.

Regardless of the way this goes from here on, the Dem is in major trouble in November.


23 posted on 04/14/2008 4:08:24 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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