Skip to comments.So, Obama was a "Constitutional Law Professor", was he?
Posted on 06/17/2008 12:18:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Barack Obama, while doing a fundraiser in 2007 claimed, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution..."
Yet this constitutional law professor establishes the following as his criteria for selecting judges:
"We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom," Obama told a Planned Parenthood conference in Washington, D.C., in 2007 "The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges." Of Justice Alito, Obama once said:
"I've seen an extraordinarily consistent attitude on the part of Judge Alito that does not uphold the traditional role of the Supreme Court as a bastion of equality and justice for United States citizens." A constitutional law professor should, one would think, understand the role of the federal judiciary. As should be apparent to anyone with a clue, and I don't include Senator Obama in that particular group, what he is claiming isn't anywhere close to the traditional role of the federal judiciary. What he is advocating is legislation from the bench based on emotion and empathy, not the Constitution.
Here, in plain English, is the role, of the federal judiciary found in an introduction to the US Federal Court System for Judges and Judicial Administrators in Other Countries. It may be something a particular constitutional lawyer may wish to avail himself of:
The federal judiciary is a totally separate, selfgoverning branch of the government. The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Through fair and impartial judgments, they determine facts and interpret the law to resolve legal disputes. The courts do not make the laws. That is the responsibility of the Congress. Nor do the courts have the power to enforce the laws. That is the role of the President and the many executive branch departments and agencies. But the judicial branch has the authority to interpret and decide the constitutionality of federal laws and to resolve other disputes over federal laws.
Not a thing in that brief description approaches the Obama criteria for federal judges.
And folks, given the fact he may win this election, that should scare you half to death.
In the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution,
they make a statement that everyone should remember:
“Constitutional Law” has little or nothing to do with the actual Constitution.
—and Wm. J. Clinton also claims to be a professor of “constitutional law”—
History says whoever has his ear is in control.
My goodness, Barrack H. Obamarama wants the Supreme Court justices to do the work of the legislature.
These are some of the most dangerous statements I’ve seen in some time. Dangerous, that is, to the concept of a constitutional republic with executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
I wholheartedly agree with that statement.
“dangerous” implies intent.
I’m getting the impression that this guy is CLUELESS.
He’s just too damn dumb to be president.
He sure is.
Regime change in the courts. Impeach activist justices!
Yo, Barak Mugabe Hussein, the constitution of what country?
I think his “professorship” was on the level of an adjunct, the academic equivalent of a day laborer.
“We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom,”
First of all, a mom who is still in her teens ain’t too smart. Do you really want judges THAT stupid?
His statement just translates into ‘judges who can think of new ways to take more of YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY away from you’ and give it to people who have chosen to take NO RESPONSIBILITY for their own lives!!! Ain’t that special?
“Do the democrats care that this guy is an empty suit, or is that the plan in the first place?”
I’m afraid — very afraid that is the plan. B-Hussein-O is someone’s puppet. I’m not sure who that is, but someone definitely has his hand up Hussein’s back, making his mouth move.
Looking at our current supreme court it appears that studying con-law makes most people dumber, especially with regards to what the Constitution says as opposed to what people like Obama think it should say.
Undeniable truths about liberalism:
Liberalism is essentially using force to make the responsible and innocent pay for the consequences of the choices of the irresponsible.
Liberals support no individual freedoms that do not pertain to sexual behavior.
Yep, the courts don’t make the laws, right? They just interpret the law.
Well, Obama’s saying he wants judges who can empathize and sympathize with people in difficult life circumstances. Which will lead to judges legislating from the bench, as they “interpret” the law to fix the ills of society from the bench.
Obama was happy with the Supreme Court ruling on Gitmo detainees. This particular law was written with previous court decisions in mind. They actually tried to bend over backwards to protect the rights of the detainees, but this wasn’t good enough for the Supreme Court. This is a good example of just throwing out a law that judges don’t like.
Well, there’s that school of thought that the Constitution is a living breathing document that has to be re-interpreted with changing times. I keep hearing examples of changes, such as how do you apply the Constitution ban against unreasonable search and seizure to the monitoring of e-mail. But the fact that we have electronic communications that the Founding Fathers couldn’t conceive of doesn’t change the underlying principles.
"And WHEN I'm elected, I'll nationalize..."
Just like the LSM is thrilled to refer to Larry Tribe as a “constitutional scholar” and that is only because he happened to have penned the last book that was supposedly about the US Constitution.
Actually, given the pervasiveness of 'comparative legal studies', and 'critical legal studies', I suspect a randomly selected constitutional law professor is less likely to respect the Constitution than a person randomly selected from the population at large.
So, Obama was a "Constitutional Law Professor", was he?
Not to defend Obama the Antichrist but he was misquoted about the "Constitutional Law Professor" thing. What he actually said was.....
"I had a CONSTIPATED LAW PROFESSOR".
We know the MSM, they always twist things around.
Obama is NOT an empty suit. He is a radical leftist trying to hide his views from the American public.
As for the criteria for judges, it is great that he has put them out there. This was a mistake on the part of someone trying to hide their real views from the public.
This keeps coming back to the worldviews of today; to the sources of Truth.
People these days have swallowed the Post-Modernist worldview to the point that there is no objective truth to them, and their “deconstructionist” beliefs make the written word absolutely meaningless.
Simply put, a Deconstructionist believes that the written word has NO meaning until the reader interprets it, and the meaning of what is written can be different for each person reading it with no contradiction.
Nope, he’s the Dems Manchurian candidate so to speak...
I may not be a dynamic speaker... but at least I didn't have to reach to the bottom of the barrel to pick my friends...
"Heck, I'm more qualified to be president than Obama... Hey, where's that nice white porcelain bowl that stays full of water -- I wanna drink!"
There you go again, mentioning his ears. Didn't you get the memo?
I cannot believe that this charlatan will not be ferreted out. He wants to avoid the Townhall Meeting because he knows he’s weak in that forum.
McCain should clean this guy’s clock. If he’d get behind a strong energy policy plan, he’s half way there.
Bill Clinton ALSO said he was a Const. Law Prof. yet he said TWICE that “Of the People, By the people, and For the People” was in the Constitution!
Yeah, we should make a list of “constitutional law professors” who “respect” the Constitution in the same way Obambi does.
Starting with Lawrence Tribe . . .
I don't actually think he was. Obama was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He probably taught specialized courses organized around his own interests, not the standard constitutional law class.
But there's much more than even that at stake. An Obambi administration would put THOUSANDS of Rats into power.
I think it's very important to vote AGAINST Obambi and a Rat administration.
Let’s also not forget that Flubba actually lost his law license for lying under oath.
So much for respect for the Constitution and the system it created.
Obambi is an empty suit. Obambi is not what you’ll get... That’s the way these guys like it.
excerpt: This guy just does not have enough experience to be pulling all this off the way he is and writing these speeches and so forth.
So I said, There gotta be somebody. Not an Oz. I dont mean in a conspiratorial way. I dont mean some Oz behind a curtain yanking the strings, but somebody, some pro, some hack that has made a strategeric decision that Obama is the perfect front man for the leftists and the radicals to take over the party and, lo and behold, from Thomas Lifson, who runs the American Thinker blog: Soren Dayton of RedState, also one of our favorite blogs here, Notices that Barack Obamas choice of Jim Johnson to make vice presidential choices is worse than previously understood. Youve heard about this Johnson guy. Hes got ties to Countrywide, the home lender; very close ties to Angelo Mozilo, the guy that ran it. Hes a Democrat Party hack, a lobbyist and all this the exact opposite of what Obama claims his campaign is all about. However, according to RedState, there is more on Johnson.
In 2001, he joined Perseus, LLC, as vice-chairman. Perseus has a number of funds. Among them are the Perseus SOROS Biopharmaceutical Fund LP, which Perseus co-manages. It was formed in 2000 with capital commitments totaling $449 million to make investments in life science companies. So Perseus it might be Perseus, Im not sure. Ive never heard it pronounced. Its P-e-r-s-e-u-s. Perseus is a business partner with George SOROS; and Johnson, one of Obamas vice presidential vetters, is the vice-chairman. Incidentally, the Say Anything blog notes that Perseus also seems to own the publisher of the Scott McClellan book. So George SOROS business partner is helping select Obamas veep. How interesting that Obama just keeps coming up with friends and appointees with very dubious associations, who are no more than Democrat Party hacks. Some change, eh?
The only thing omama knows about the Constitution is he wants to destroy it.
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1995 In his memoir, Obama writes of one of the watershed moments of his racial awareness time and again in remarkable detail. It is a story about a Life magazine article that influenced him. The report was about a black man who tried to bleach his skin white. When Obama was told no such article could be found in Life, he says it might have been Ebony.He is 9 years old, living in Indonesia, where he and his mother moved with her new husband, Lolo Soetoro, a few years earlier. One day while visiting his mother, who was working at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Obama passed time by looking through several issues of Life magazine. He came across an article that he later would describe as feeling like an ambush attack.The article included photos of a black man who had destroyed his skin with powerful chemical lighteners that promised to make him white. Instead, the chemicals had peeled off much of his skin, leaving him sad and scarred, Obama recalled.I imagine other black children, then and now, undergoing similar moments of revelation, Obama wrote of the magazine photos in Dreams.
Yet no such photo exists, according to historians at the magazine. No such photos, no such article. When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in a recent interview, It might have been an Ebony or it might have been who knows what it was? (At the request of the Tribune, archivists at Ebony searched their catalogue of past articles, none of which matched what Obama recalled.)
In fact, it is surprising, based on interviews with more than two dozen people who knew Obama during his nearly four years in Indonesia, that it would take a photograph in a magazine to make him conscious of the fact that some people might treat him differently in part because of the color of his skin.
2003 Barack Obama in 2003, talking to the AFL/CIO:I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. Thats what Id like to see.In January, 2008, Obama claimed in a nationally televised debate:I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer.
In Obamas famous DNC Convention speech, Obama says, My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father my grandfather was a cook, a domestic servant to the British.
Kezia, Obama Sr.s first wife tells a story that puts Obamas account to lie.
Kezia said: In 1955 Obama Sr. was 18 and working in an office in Nairobi, when he took Kezia from her family at the age of 16. Her father was furious.
He did not like Obama. My father and brothers came to Nairobi to bring me back. They said I had to go back to school.
When I wouldnt, they said they would never speak to me again.
Barack was also worried about what his father would think because I was so young, but he gave us his approval. Obamas father (often described as poor) sent my mother and father 14 cows for my dowry.
Just how can a cook, a domestic servant to the British, provide a dowry of 14 cattle for Seniors first wife? Also, Obamas father had been working in a Nairobi office since the age 16, not herding goats.
As an aside, can you imagine if a Republican was running for president and it came out that his father had bought his first wife for 14 cows???!!!Just wow!!
2004 Responding to questions about his intent to serve out the six year senate term, Obama says, in this video, (link removed), that he will not run for the presidency in four years.Notice: The video has disappeared. Using WayBackMachine, I found two links both played empty videos a lot of stuff is being scrubbed from the web.Here is what he said in the video:I think Ive been very clear. Ah-ah-mumble-mumble, theres a presidential election in four years. Im not running for president in four years.
Here is a backup story during a meeting with reporters at his Illinois campaign headquarters after his election to the U.S. Senate, he ridiculed as a silly question whether he would run for president or vice president before his term ends in 2011. Ive never worked in Washington, he said. I can unequivocally say I will not be running for national office in four years, and my entire focus is making sure that Im the best possible senator on behalf of the people of Illinois.
2004 On July 28th, the day after his speech at the Democratic convention catapulted him into the national spotlight, Barack Obama told a group of reporters in Boston that the United States had an absolute obligation to remain in Iraq long enough to make it a success.The failure of the Iraqi state would be a disaster, he said at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, according to an audiotape of the session. It would dishonor the 900-plus men and women who have already died. . . . It would be a betrayal of the promise that we made to the Iraqi people, and it would be hugely destabilizing from a national security perspective.In late winter, 2008, on the campaign trail, Obama says he wants to bring the troops home yesterday you decide was he lying then or is he lying now?
2006 On the January 22nd edition of Meet the Press, Tim Russert and Obama had the following exchange:Russert: When we talked back in November of 04 after your election, I said, Theres been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your six-year term as United States senator from Illinois?Obama: I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things. But my thinking has not changed.Russert: So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?
Obama: I will not.
2007 As another example, consider Obamas stirring tale for the Selma audience about how he had been conceived by his parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, because they had been inspired by the fervor following the Bloody Sunday voting rights demonstration that was commemorated March 4. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, he said, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So dont tell me I dont have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Dont tell me Im not coming home to Selma, AlabamaObama was born in 1961, and the Selma march occurred four years later, in 1965. The New York Times reported that when the senator was asked about the discrepancy later that day, he clarified: I meant the whole civil rights movement.
2007 Obama went on to tell his audience that the Kennedys Jack and Bobby decided to do an airlift. They would bring some young Africans over so that they could be educated and learn all about America. His grandfather heard that call and sent his son, Barack Obama, Sr., to America.The problem with that scenario is that, having been born in August 1961, the future senator was not conceived until sometime in November 1960. So, if his African grandfather heard words that sent a shout across oceans, inspiring him to send his goat-herder son to America, it was not Democrat Jack Kennedy he heard, or his brother Bobby, it was Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.Actually, Senior was awarded an American sponsored scholarship in economics to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was selected by a former Kenyan cabinet minister, the late Tom Mboya, who was earmarked as the successor to Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyas first prime minister.The presumption was that Senior would return to Africa and use his Western-honed skills in a new Kenya.
2007 On January 24, the Obama campaign released a statement, saying, To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago.On March 14th, in a statement to The Times, the Obama campaign offered this statement to correct their previous statement, that appears to be a bold-faced lie:Obama has never been a practicing Muslim. The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhoods Islamic center.And, the original statement began, To be clear
So, in three months, Barracks campaign has gone from describing the U.S. presidential hopeful as never having been a Muslim and never having been raised as a Muslim to now never having been a practicing Muslim.
Whats with the semantics? Statements from Obamas campaign appear to have evolved, to say the least.
2007 On March 25th, the Chicago Tribune reports that an extensive search found no basis for an episode Obama recounts about a picture he ran across in Life magazine of a black man who had tried to peel off his skin in a failed effort to use chemicals to lighten it. Obama writes that seeing that article was violent for me, an ambush attack.The Tribune continued: Yet no such Life issue exists, according to historians at the magazine. No such photos, no such article. When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in a recent interview, It might have been an Ebony or it might have been
who knows what it was?At the request of the Tribune, archivists at Ebony searched their catalogue of past articles, none of which matched what Obama recalled.
2007 On March 27th, Obama, tells the crowd at fundraiser , I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.For the record, Obama is a Senior Lecturer (on leave of absence) at the University of Chicago Law School. He has taught Constitutional Law III: Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process, Current Issues in Racism & the Law, and Voting Rights & the Democratic Process.
2007 On May 8th, Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died an entire town destroyed, the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.The death toll was 12.
2007 On May 10th, Obama botched his facts in a speech criticizing the U.S. auto industry for investing in bigger and faster cars while foreign competitors invested in more fuel-efficient technology.Obama stated that while our fuel standards havent moved from 27.5 miles per gallon in two decades, both China and Japan have surpassed us, with Japanese cars now getting an average of 45 miles to the gallon. But Toyota, which should know, has responded, No carmaker gets 45 mpg; ours is closer to 30 mpg.Well, were glad to see Obamas shifting the blame from the consumer to the automakers. That must explain why the Illinois Senator and Presidential candidate owns a HEMI-powered V8 Chrysler 300C.Obviously its Chryslers fault Obama bought a big 5.7-liter engine from them he just didnt have a choice.
2007 During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more campaign cash from indicted businessman, Tony Rezko and his associates, than he has publicly acknowledged, the Chicago Sun-Times has found.Seven months ago, Obama told the Sun-Times his best estimate was that Rezko raised between $50,000 and $60,000? during Obamas political career.However, Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle. Additionally, Obama also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since the mid-1990s. Everything you ever wanted to know about Obama and Rezko.
2007 Responding to criticism of his disrespect of the flag of the United States during the National Anthem, Obama defended himself by saying My grandfather taught me how to say the Pledge of Allegiance when I was 2.
He didnt even remember what he was doing on September 17th, when Obama, Hillary and Bill Richardson attended the Steak Fry of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) in Indianola, IA.How can he possibly remember what happened when he was two years old?
2007 On October 6th, Obama accused his fellow American citizens of the indiscriminate murder of Iraqi civilians, saying, And these private (Blackwater USA) contractors, they go out and theyre spraying bullets and hitting civilians and that makes it more dangerous for our troops.Obama lies with the same ease as the Clintons and proves that he will say anything to win the nomination and election.
2007 Last fall during a nationally televised presidential debate, Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana. (first video).But as a candidate for the U.S. Senate four years ago, Mr. Obama told Illinois college students that he supported eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession, according to a videotape of a little noticed debate that was obtained by The Washington Times.I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, Mr. Obama told an audience during a debate at Northwestern University in 2004. But Im not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana. (second video).Asked about the two different answers, Mr. Obamas presidential campaign said he in fact has always supported decriminalizing marijuana as he answered in 2004, meaning the candidate mistakenly raised his hand during the presidential debate last fall.
2007 On the 1st of December, Obama said, Im not running because Im trying to fulfill some long-held plan.Oh, really?Iis Darmawan, 63, Obamas teacher in 1970, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. He wrote an essay titled, I Want To Become President, the teacher said.In 1971, Obamas sister Maya, has also said, There was always a joke between my mom and Barack that he would be the first black president.
In 1991, David B. Wilkins , the Kirkland and Ellis professor of law, said he advised Obama to become a Supreme Court Clerk. Obama recognized the honor in pursuing that post, Wilkins said, but quickly added that he wasnt interested.
He said that he wanted to write a book about his life and his father, go back to Chicago, get back into the community, and run for office there. He knew exactly what he wanted and went about getting it done, Wilkins said.
In 1992, Obamas brother-in-law, Craig Robinson pulled him aside and asked about his plans. He said, I think Id like to teach at some point in time, and maybe run for public office, recalls Robinson, who assumed Senator Obama meant hed like to run for city alderman. He said no at some point hed like to run for the U.S. Senate. And then he said, Possibly even run for President at some point. And I was like, Okay, but dont say that to my Aunt Gracie. I was protecting him from saying something that might embarrass him.
In 1993, Obama began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, where he declined to pursue a tenure-track post, hoping to save time for politics.
The one thread, that remains consistent, throughout Obamas life, is his teachers, mentors and friends recollection of Obamas single-minded pursuit of high political office.
2007 On December 22nd, in a small-town café in Pleasantville, Omaha, Obama was asked a question that typically only circulates on the Internet.
As he sat down to have a slice of pie with a small group of potential voters and an elderly woman asked him about being Muslim.
Ive always been a Christian, the Illinois Democrat responded. I have never practiced [Islam].Note: The newspaper editors had to add the word, Islam.In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, Obama mentions studying the Quran. He was enrolled in two Jakarta schools as a Muslim. His teacher Tine Hahiyary said that she remembered that he had studied mengaji (recitation of the Quran). Classmate Rony Amiris described Obama as being a very devout Muslim, saying, Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. Another classmate, Emirsyah Satar, now the CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was quoted as saying, He (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a sarong. (See Obamas Education.)Yet, on his official campaign website, Obama has posted this statement, Barack has never been a Muslim or practiced any other faith besides Christianity.
Obamas grandfather was a Muslim. Obamas father was a Muslim. Obamas stepfather was a Muslim. His African relatives are Muslims. What was he for the 27 years before his alleged conversion if he wasnt a Muslim?
If Obama has always been a Christian, why was he enrolled in two Jakarta schools as a Muslim, and why did he study the Quran?
And note his Clintonesque defense, I have never practiced.
This is Obamas biggest problem his dissimulation.
Saying, Ive always been a Christian, is a bold-faced lie.
2008 On January 22nd, the Hillary Clinton Campaign releases a video that proves that Obama lied about his position on single-payer healthcare.The video compares statements Obama made during the January 21st Democratic debate with those he made to an AFL-CIO conference in June 2003 while campaigning for the Senate. Contradicting what Obama said at the debate, the old footage shows the senator saying, I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. Thats what Id like to see.At the debate, Obama stated: I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer (healthcare).Single-payer healthcare is an euphemism for socialized medicine.
2008 February As Sen. McCain has pointed out, Obama promised to use public funding in the general election if the Republican candidate would do so also. Well, McCain has agreed to it, but now Obama wants to back out of the deal. After all, when he made the promise, he didnt have a chance of raising more than the publics $85 million stipend. But now that he can raise $300 million, well, whats a little untruth between the waited-for one and his people? Yes, he can.
2008 On February 29th, the Obama campaign told Canadian Television (CTV) that no message was passed to the Canadian government suggesting that Obama does not mean what he says about opting out of NAFTA if it is not renegotiated.However, the Obama camp did not respond to repeated questions from CTV on reports that a conversation on this matter was held between Obamas senior economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, and the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago.Earlier Thursday, the Obama campaign insisted that no conversations have taken place with any of its senior ranks and representatives of the Canadian government on the NAFTA issue. On Thursday night, CTV spoke with Goolsbee, but he refused to say whether he had such a conversation with the Canadian government office in Chicago. He also said he has been told to direct any questions to the campaign headquarters.CTV didnt stop there. They announced that their sources, at the highest levels of the Canadian government, reconfirmed the story to CTV and one of their primary sources provided a timeline of the discussion to CTV.
2008 On March 2nd, Obama told another whopper while criticizing Hillary Clinton.Obama said that Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a fellow Democrat from neighboring West Virginia, had read the intelligence estimate as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and after a brief pause said the then-chairman had voted against the war resolution.However, Rockefeller was not the chair at the time and voted in favor of the war authorization. Sen. Bob Graham of Florida was the intelligence committee chair in 2002 and voted against the resolution. Obama did not mention Grahams name in the passage.His exact words are, She didnt read the National Intelligence Estimates. Jay Rockefeller read it. But she didnt read it. I dont know what all that experience got her because I have enough experience to know that if you have a National Intelligence Estimate and the chairman of the national, um, Senate Intelligence Committee says you should read this, this is why Im voting against the war, that you should probably read it. I dont know how much experience you need for that.
2008 March 7th Obamas courage: Contrary to a recent hyperbolic campaign ad, it wasnt courageous to give his 2002 anti-war speech, primarily because he delivered it at an anti-Iraq war rally.At the last debate, Americas former co-president claimed that it was easy to give that speech, and it wasnt a gamble for him because he wasnt in the US Senate and therefore wasnt in a position of responsibility. Obamas impassioned reply was, I was in the midst of a U.S. Senate campaign. It was a high-stakes campaign.Wrong. In reality, Obama did not announce his intentions to run for the US Senate until January 2003.
2008 March 7th Obama say he doesnt take money from DC lobbyists and special interest PACS. This is the type of double-talk politics of the past rhetoric Obama rails against.While his claim is technically true, what he does do is take money from state lobbyists and other big money contributors who have substantial lobbyist machines in DC, like law firms and corporations.In April 2007, the LA Times quoted the Campaign Finance Institutes Stephen Weissman as pointing out that the distinction Obama makes on lobbyist money is meaningless: He gets an asterisk that says he is trying to be different. But overall, the same wealthy interests are funding his campaign as are funding other candidates, whether or not they are lobbyists.The Capital Eye reported that [a]ccording to the Center for Responsive Politics, 14 of Obamas top 20 contributors employed lobbyists this year, spending a total of $16.2 million to influence the federal government in the first six months of 2007.
Obamas no stranger to being influenced by those campaign donations, either.
2008 March 14th In one of the biggest lies he ever told Obama says he vehemently condemns the words of his pastor and mentor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, an official member of Obamas campaign, as a member of Obamas African American Religious Leadership Committee. What an absolute pile of crap!Obama says hes never witnessed or heard these statement before.
Double click arrow on tool bar to view. (01:30)Another load of crap! Obama has! Later, in a cover-his-ass speech, Obama even admits he heard the REvs despicable words.Obama and his wife Michelle have been listening to this man for 20 years.Obama is a bold-faced liar to now claim he had no idea the the Rev was such an anti-American, racist, hate-monger!
Why hasnt Obama denounced the Rev at any time in the past 20 years?
The answer, of course, is because Obama wasnt running for national office before thats one reason.
Obama and Wright are of the same mind now and then!
2008 March 14th OK, OK! Maybe he didnt hear those words. But what about Reverend Whites words that appear in Obamas very own book, Dreams of My Father.”It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere Thats the world! On which hope sits!Reverend Wright spoke of Sharpsville and Hiroshima, the callousness of policy makers in the White House and in the State House.
That was 13 years ago, in 1995.
2008 March 14th Barack may not have heard Wrights rants, but did he read them?In the Trinity United Church of Christ Bulletin, January 21, 2007, on pages 9 and 10, The Pastors Page, are these words:We have lost over 3,000 boys and girls in an illegal and unjust war, and the media is on a feeding frenzy about Barack Obamas church. Where is the outrage about the 3,000 dead American military personnel and the 600,000 dead Iraqi civilians who are dead for no reason other than greed and ego? Whats goin on?”I use his words today on the third Sunday of a New Year to keep before you the painful truth of who we are and where it is we are in this racist United States of America! Whats goin on?
The reality, however, is that the entire war in Iraq and the larger war on terror have been based on lies, half-truths and distortions to serve the agenda of the United States imperialism. Where is the public outcry? Where is the outrage? Whats goin on?
He may never have heard Wright actually say the U. S. was racist or some aspiring empire. But he never read it in his bulletin? Ever?
2008 On Friday, the 14th, presidential candidate Barack Obama repudiated what he called inflammatory and appalling remarks made by his Chicago pastor.Obama said he had not been present during the sermons in question.Obama told MSNBC, Had I heard them in church I would have expressed that concern directly to Rev. Wright.Please note, he says that he would have expressed concern, not repudiate, the words
Yet, in this video, the Rev places Obama in the congregation, by saying, There is a man here, who can take this country in a new direction and he points at him.
In the next clip, during Wrights 2007 Christmas services, Wright rails, Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a process that is controlled by rich white men, Hillary can never know that, Hillary aint ever been called a nigger!
While Wright rails, Bill did us like he did Monica Lewinsky, Wrights successor, Otis Moss III, jumps into the picture frame, attempting to high-five the Rev.
Barack was in Chicago for Christmas 2007 and Wright is addressing him from the pulpit. Will Barack say me didnt attend Christmas services?
When Obama said, Had I heard them in church Obama lied. He listened to Wrights sermons for 20 years.
These two men, Obama and Wright, are two peas in the same pod.And before I get feedback from the loony libs, remember, it was Obama, himself, that wrote these words in Dreams of My Father, I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.
And, please notice the congregation in that video. They are going nuts during Wrights preaching. All of them believe this evil white man crap and eat it up.
The whole bunch of them are the worst kinds of hateful racists and remember, Wrights congregation is composed of successful, educated African-Americans.
2008 And on the same day, he admits to another whopper!Obama now says Rezko played a bigger fundraising role.Indicted Chicago businessman Antoin Tony Rezko was a more significant fundraiser for presidential candidate Barack Obamas earlier political campaigns than Obama has previously admitted. Rezko raised as much as $250,000 for the first three offices Obama sought, the senator told the Tribune on Friday.Obama also said for the first time that his private real estate transactions with Rezko involved repeated lapses of judgment. The mistake, Obama said, was not simply that Rezko was under grand jury investigation at the time of their 2005 and 2006 dealings. The mistake was he had been a contributor and somebody involved in politics, he said.
And this from a guy who is running for office based upon his judgment.
2008 March 15th Will Obama deny he was in attendance at the controversial Chicago church when the pastor referred to white arrogance and the United States of White America on July 22, 2007, accompanied by his Secret Service detail.Wright laced into Americas establishment, blaming the white arrogance of Americas Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the United States of White America. Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made.
OBAMA LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES as of April 16, 2008 (76 lies and counting)
76) I am the only candidate who isnt taking a dime from Washington lobbyist - LIAR- The record shows quite the opposite. According to USA Today, Obamas campaign fundraising team includes 38 members of law firms that were paid $138 million last year to lobby the federal government, records show. Those lawyers, including 10 former federal lobbyists, have pledged to raise at least $3.5 million for the Illinois senators presidential race. Employees of their firms have given Obamas campaign $2.26 million, a USA TODAY analysis of campaign finance data shows.
75) I did not take money from oil companies -LIAR- It is against the law to take money from oil companies. None of your opponents take money from oil companies either.
74) I did not recall meeting Nadhmi Auchi at any time or on any occasion - LIAR - But a government witness said on Monday, during Antoin Rezkos corruption trial, that he recalled seeing Sen. Barack Obama at a party that Rezko held in 2004 to honor Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born tycoon. Two other guests at the party declared the Obamas were present at the event, which took place one week before Obama won his U.S. Senate seat.
according to the Chicago Tribune.
73) Here is what Obama now said he meant about comment he made about Small town PA - So I said, Well, you know, when youre bitter you turn to what you can count on, he continued. So people they vote about guns, or they take comfort from their faith and their family and their community. And they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country or they get frustrated about, you know, how things are changing. Thats a natural response. - LIAR - See what Obama really meant in red. It does not take high school student to understand what Obama meant - 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 nothings 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 its not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arent like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
72) Obama on Guns - when Obama ran for the Illinois state senate the political group, Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), asked him if he supported a ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns and he responded yes. - LIAR- But in what will probably be the most improbable change, the Politico reported on Saturday that Barack Obama was making a big play for gun votes in Pennsylvania. In 1998, another questionnaire administered by IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test didnt ask about banning all handguns, but it did find that Obama wanted to ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons. Source: Fox News and Politico.com
71) Obama distort (aka Lie) about McCain saying, McCain (he) is willing to send our troops too another war of 100 years in Iraq. Obama also denied what he said on the video - LIAR - The video proves him absolutely untruthful (a liar).
70) I did not campaign in Florida, (so Florida vote shouldnt count) - LIAR -According to Boston Globe, HeraldTribune and other sites, Obama airs ads on Cable stations in Florida. Even with the Florida cable ads, Obama still lost.
From heraldtribune.com Obamas Florida ads bust pledge
See the Video here http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/01/obama_airs_nati.html
69) I stopped smoking. I stopped smoking. I havent had a cigarette since I quit - LIAR - But in his own words, here is what Obama said. Except .last night on MSNBCs Hardball, Obama admitted that his attempt to wean himself from the vile tobacco weed had not been entirely successful. I fell off the wagon a couple times during the course of it, and then was able to get back on, he said. But it is a struggle like everything else.
Source ABC News: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/04/obama-is-smokin.html
68) Look at my education record in Illinois - LIAR - In reality, Obama never really championed the local councils. He supported them behind the scenes and only eventually came out publicly on their behalf. When he did weigh in, he came down on the wrong side of the debateagainst protecting principals from unwarranted dismissals and in favor of keeping councils independent, no matter what. In the end, the resolution of the conflict between the two sides didnt alleviate anyones concerns. Instead, it prolonged a turf battle that seems to have dragged down academic progress in the years since. Read more here http://www.slate.com/id/2188010?wpisrc=newsletter
Source: ABC News: Buried in Eloquence, Obama Contradictions About Pastor
67) I dont think my church is actually particularly controversial, Obama said at a community meeting in Nelsonville, Ohio, earlier this month. - LIAR - But yesterday, he told a different story. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes, he said in his speech yesterday in Philadelphia.
66) I did not take money from oil companies: - LIAR - [03/31/2008]
THE FACTS: True enough, Obama does not take money from oil companies. No candidate does. It is illegal for corporations to give money to politicians. Corporations, however, do have political action committees that collect voluntary donations from employees and then donate them to candidates. Obama doesnt take money from PACs. He also doesnt take money from lobbyists.
But he does accept money from executives and other employees of oil companies and two of his fundraisers are oil company executives. As of Feb. 29, Obamas presidential campaign had received nearly $214,000 from oil and gas industry employees and their families, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Clinton had received nearly $307,000 from industry workers and their families and Republican Sen. John McCain, the likely GOP presidential nominee, received nearly $394,000, according to the centers totals.
Two of Obamas fundraisers are Robert Cavnar, the chairman and chief executive of Houston-based Mission Resources Corp., and George Kaiser, the president and CEO of Tulsa-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. Source: Associated press via Yahoo News
65) I did NOT play the race card: - LIAR - [03/31/2008] Obama was the first to play the race card. According to Phialdelphia Inquirer, Quietly, the storm over the hateful views expressed by Sen. Barack Obamas pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has blown away the most insidious myth of the Democratic primary campaign. Obama and his surrogates have charged that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has deliberately and cleverly played the race card in order to label Obama the black candidate. Read more here
64) I played greater role in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - LIAR - [03/31/2008] It was found that Obama the day after sitting for the interview filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obamas own handwritten notes added to one answer. Read Obama had greater role on liberal survey
63.) I have the best plan to cure the Mortgage Crisis - LIAR. [03/30/2008] You and your campaign buddy Penny SubPrime Bank Collapse Prizker have had your little fingers full of subprime cash - Obama has taken $1,180,103 from the top issuers of subprime loans: Obama received $266,907 from Lehman, $5395 from GMAC, $150,850 from Credit Suisse First Boston, $11,250 from Countrywide, $9052 from Washington Mutual, $161,850 from Citigroup, $4600 from CBASS, $170,050 from Morgan Stanley, $1150 from Centex, and last but certainly NOT LEAST - Obama received $351,900 from Goldman Sachs. I am sure that cash all came from folks who knew the subprime loan they had was a dream, eh?
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1.) Selma Got Me Born - LIAR, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. Source: hotair.com
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - LIAR, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government. Source: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message504435/pg1
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - LIAR, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had Source:http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/01/obamas-oginga-o.html
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - LIAR, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. Source:http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/01/obamas-oginga-o.html
5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - LIAR, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldnt allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man. Source: According to NYTimes story of April of last year, Sarah Hussein Obama told the New York Times she is a devout Muslim.
6.) My Name is African Swahili - LIAR, your name is Arabic and Baraka (from which Barack came) means blessed in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
7.) I Never Practiced Islam - LIAR, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years,until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.
8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - LIAR, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - LIAR, not one teacher says you could speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - LIAR, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldnt even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - LIAR, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - LIAR, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.
13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - LIAR, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesnt, and never did, exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - LIAR, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesnt, and never did, exist.
15.) I Wont Run On A National Ticket In 08 - LIAR, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.
16.) Present Votes Are Common In Illinois - LIAR, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Misvoted - LIAR, only when caught by church groups and democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - LIAR, you didnt write it,introduce it, change it, or create it. !noadsense
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - LIAR, it took just 14 days from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - LIAR, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear Donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records - LIAR, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - LIAR, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - LIAR, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - LIAR, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - LIAR, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One Contacted Canada About NAFTA - LIAR, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - LIAR, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.
30.) I Am Not Acting As President Yet - LIAR, after the NAFTA Memo, a dead terrorist in the FARC, in Colombia, was found with a letter stating how you and he were working together on getting FARC recognized officially.
31.) I Didnt Run Ads In Florida - LIAR, you allowed national ads to run 8-12 times per day for two weeks - and you still lost.
32.) I Won Michigan - LIAR, no you didnt.
33.) I won Nevada - LIAR, no you did not.
34.) I Want All Votes To Count - LIAR, you said let the delegates decide.
35.) I Want Americans To Decide - LIAR, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.
36.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - LIAR, you passed 26, most of which you didnt write yourself.
37.) My Campaign Was Extorted By A Friend - LIAR, that friend is threatening to sue if you do not stop saying this. Obama has stopped saying this.
38.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - LIAR, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
39.) I Dont Take PAC Money - LIAR, you take loads of it.
40.) I dont Have Lobbysists - LIAR, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
41.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - LIAR, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
42.) My Campaign Never Took Over MySpace - LIAR, Tom, who started MySpace issued a warning about this advertising to MySpace clients.
43.) I Inspire People With My Words - LIAR, you inspire people with other peoples words.
44.) I Have Passed Bills In The U.S. Senate - LIAR, you have passed A BILL in the U.S. Senate - for Africa, which shows YOUR priorities.
45.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - LIAR, you werent in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time, unlike Kucinich, who seems to be out gutting you Obama. You also seem to be stepping back from your departure date - AGAIN.
46.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - LIAR, your plan leaves us all to pay the 15,000,000 who dont have to buy it.
47.) I Only Found Out About My Investment Conflicts Via Mail - LIAR, both companies you site as having sent you letters about this conflict have no record of any such letter ever being created or sent.
48.) I Am As Patriotic As Anyone - LIAR, you wont wear a flag pin and you dont put your hand over your heart during the Anthem.
49.) My Wife Didnt Mean What She Said About Pride In Country - LIAR, your wifes words follow lock-step in the vein of Wright and Farrahkan, in relation to their contempt and hatred of America.
50.) Wal-Mart Is A Company I Wouldnt Support - LIAR, your wife has received nearly a quater of a million dollars through Treehouse, which is connected to Wal-Mart.
51.) Treehouse Is A Small Company - LIAR, the CEO of Treehouse last year, made more than the CEO of Wal-Mart, according to public records.
52.) University Of Chicago Hospital Pay Is Fair - LIAR, your wifes pay raise was nearly 150% her already bloated rate and the hospital is a Non-Profit Hospital, which made $100,000,000 in the last 3 years. They overcharge blacks VS whites for services, and overcharge everyone in general by 538%!
53.)I Barely Know Rezko - Only 5 Billed Hours - LIAR, you have known him for 17 years, and decided to do a real estate deal with him during a time when he was proven to be under investigation. Despite this, you divided your property and had them take off $300K before the mortgage problems started. Then Rezkos wife buys the lot beside it that you cant afford, saving you $625,000.
54.) My Donations Have Been Checked Thoroughly - LIAR, you only gave back Hsu ($72K) and Rezko (first $66K, then when caught lying $86K, then when caught lying again $150K and now caught lying YET AGAIN OBAMA, its $250k) their money when publically called on their involvement in your campaigns.
55.) My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church - LIAR, your church is so extreme, the pastor who married you, Rev. Wright, just got done blaming the US for 9/11 and named Louis Farrahkan their person of the year.
56.) I Disagree With My Church All The Time - LIAR, you still have yet to repudiate Wright, who married you and your wife, and you still donate large sums of money to assist the church in furthering its message - hatred and revenge. You donated in 2006 alone, $22,500 to the church that you so terribly disagree with. That is nearly $500 PER WEEK - that sure is disagreement, Senator Obama.
57.) I Have Clean Connections Despite Rezko - LIAR, you are not only connected to Exelon and Rezko, you are also connected to Hillary PAC supporter Mr. Hsu, AND an Iraqi Billionaire of ill repute, Nadhmi Auchi, who ripped off people in the Food For Oil, Iraqi deal. Seems Mr. Auchi may have helped Obama buy his million dollar property long before Obama had millions of dollars. Wonder what favors Mr. Auchi expects, when Obama leaves Iraq free to be taken over by special interests such as him.
58.) I never heard sermons like Rev. Wrights, that have been in videos all day, You Tube - LIAR! 3 days later during your Mea Culpa BS speech you said Did I hear controversial statements while I sat in that church? Yes I did.
59.) The Passport Invasion is a conspiracy to find dirt on me! - LIAR. Your own Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor is the CEO of the company that looked into your records. PS - You had them look into yours to hide the fact you looked into Clintons and McCains more than a year before!
60.) Rev. Meeks has nothing to do with my campaigning - LIAR. Rev. Meeks appeared in ads for your Senate Campaign, donated to you, and helped raise money, then AND NOW. PS - He also seems to despise America.
61.) My wife didnt mean America is ignorant, she was just using a phrase - LIAR. Again, MicHELLes comments perfectly sync with Wrights, Meeks, and Farrakhans, both in language, anger, and direction.
62.) I am very Anti-Terror - LIAR. [03/30/2008] One of your good pals is long time radical and terrorist William Ayers, with whom you have been seen in the last 12 months and who has helped the now jailed khalidi, Professor at Columbia who invited Ahmadinejad to the University, to raise money for Palestinian terrorism attacks against Israel. PS - Your church published a pro Hamas Manifesto - guess you werent there on THAT Sunday either? How lucky for you.
In other words, to be Non-White, and especially Non-White-Male.
But there's no racism or sexism here. Nosiree.
Clinton was an empty suit. They worshipped him.
If not the lead one!
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