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Obama and "The Left" (Sowell on Obama)
Creators Syndicate ^ | October 24, 2008 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 10/24/2008 8:56:18 PM PDT by jazusamo

Although Senator Barack Obama has been allied with a succession of far left individuals over the years, that is only half the story. There are, after all, some honest and decent people on the left. But these have not been the ones that Obama has been allied with— allied, not merely "associated" with.

ACORN is not just an organization on the left. In addition to the voter frauds that ACORN has been involved in over the years, it is an organization with a history of thuggery, including going to bankers' homes to harass them and their families, in order to force banks to lend to people with low credit ratings.

Nor was Barack Obama's relationship with ACORN just a matter of once being their attorney long ago. More recently, he has directed hundreds of thousands of dollars their way. Money talks— and what it says is more important than a politician's rhetoric in an election year.

Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger are not just people with left-wing opinions. They are reckless demagogues preaching hatred of the lowest sort— and both are recipients of money from Obama.

Bill Ayers is not just "an education professor" who has some left-wing views. He is a confessed and unrepentant terrorist, who more recently has put his message of resentment into the schools— an effort using money from a foundation that Obama headed.

Nor has the help all been one way. During the last debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, Senator McCain mentioned that Senator Obama's political campaign began in Bill Ayers' home. Obama immediately denied it and McCain had no real follow-up.

It was not this year's political campaign that Obama began in Bill Ayers' home but an earlier campaign for the Illinois state legislature. Barack Obama can match Bill Clinton in slickness at parsing words to evade accusations.

That is one way to get to the White House. But slickness with words is not going to help a president deal with either domestic economic crises or the looming dangers of a nuclear Iran.

People who think that talking points on this or that problem constitute "the real issues" that we should be talking about, instead of Obama's track record, ignore a very fundamental fact about representative government.

Representative government exists, in the first place, because we the voters cannot possibly have all the information necessary to make rational decisions on all the things that the government does. We cannot rule through polls or referendums. We must trust someone to represent us, especially as President of the United States.

Once we recognize this basic fact of representative government, then the question of how trustworthy a candidate is becomes a more urgent question than any of the so-called "real issues."

A candidate who spends two decades promoting polarization and then runs as a healer and uniter, rather than a divider, forfeits all trust by that fact alone.

If Ronald Reagan had attempted to run for President of the United States as a liberal, the media would have been all over him. His support for Barry Goldwater would have been in the headlines and in editorial denunciations across the country.

No way would he have been able to get away with using soothing words to suggest that he and Barry Goldwater were like ships that passed in the night.

If Barack Obama had run as what he has always been, rather than as what he has never been, then we could simply cast our votes based on whether or not we agree with what he has always stood for.

Some people take solace from the fact that Senator Obama has verbally shifted position on some issues, like drilling for oil or gun control, since this is supposed to show that he is "pragmatic" rather than ideological.

But political zig-zags show no such moderation as some seem to assume. Lenin zig-zagged and so did Hitler. Zig-zags may show no more than that someone is playing the public for fools.

Some people who see the fraud in what Obama is saying are amazed that others do not. But Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe. He does that very well.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; antiamericanleft; leftwingconspiracy; obama; sowell; thomassowell; tsbo
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1 posted on 10/24/2008 8:56:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 10/24/2008 8:57:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

ping for reading tonight


3 posted on 10/24/2008 8:58:02 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: jazusamo

bttt


4 posted on 10/24/2008 9:00:11 PM PDT by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: jazusamo

Bill Ayers is not just “an education professor” who has some left-wing views. He is a confessed and unrepentant terrorist, who more recently has put his message of resentment into the schools— an effort using money from a foundation that Obama headed.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 9:01:05 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

I am so depressed about the future of my country. What is wrong with people that they could vote in this left-wing extremist, along with a filibuster-proof left-wing Congress?


6 posted on 10/24/2008 9:01:14 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
You gota like this wise man.


7 posted on 10/24/2008 9:01:31 PM PDT by XR7
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To: jazusamo

Sowell, once again, gets to the heart of the matter [in a razor-sharp manner, I might add] in 750 words or less.

Some of the most condensed brilliance I’ve ever read.


8 posted on 10/24/2008 9:02:39 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

We have to work and hope that those people will be in the minority come November 4th, but even if not elected there are entirely too many.


9 posted on 10/24/2008 9:05:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

wow..Great article on Obama.....and at the end comparing him to a con artist....yes sir, that’s what he is...

Thanks Jaz.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 9:06:03 PM PDT by billmor (May God Bless Sen. McCain, Gov Palin and our beloved Country)
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To: George Smiley

AGREED!!^^^


11 posted on 10/24/2008 9:06:21 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: XR7

Thanks for posting a very good pic of Dr. Sowell.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 9:06:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Unam Sanctam
I am so depressed about the future of my country. What is wrong with people that they could vote in this left-wing extremist, along with a filibuster-proof left-wing Congress?

Same here. Add to that the fact that we were/are planning to live on a pension for about ten more years and then add to that the fact that I work in an office dealing with investments and such. I hear and feel the tension every day.

Even if we HAD put money in a retirement fund, I don't think we'd have that now either. or a bank, what guarantees are there in those financial institutions?

Physically ill just thinking about it all.

13 posted on 10/24/2008 9:07:23 PM PDT by madison10
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To: jazusamo

bump


14 posted on 10/24/2008 9:07:56 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: jazusamo
Some people who see the fraud in what Obama is saying are amazed that others do not. But Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe. He does that very well...Bingo......
15 posted on 10/24/2008 9:08:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: billmor

My pleasure, Bill and it is a great piece.


16 posted on 10/24/2008 9:12:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo
It is obvious that Sowell is not a campaign advisor. If a campaign does not attack the many weaknesses of their opponent, then their opponent has no weakness. In such circumstances even a 20 year disciple of David Duke could become President.

Compare what Wright says and what Obama says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDcQUcAjoeI
Wright: "Barrack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fi8STNlxM
Obama: "Many of the problems that Africa faces whether it is poverty, or political suppression, or ethnic conflict is just as prominent there and can't all be blamed on the effects of colonialism, what it can be blamed on is some of the common factors that effect Bosnia or Los Angeles or all kinds of places on this earth and that is the tendancy for one group to try to suppress another group in the interest of power or greed or resources."
17 posted on 10/24/2008 9:13:35 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: jazusamo

One of Doctor Sowell’s finest summations. What a way with words!


18 posted on 10/24/2008 9:16:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: jazusamo
Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe

Spot on.

19 posted on 10/24/2008 9:17:03 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood (Odinga is the new Ayers.)
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To: george76
Bill Ayers is not just “an education professor” who has some left-wing views. He is a confessed and unrepentant terrorist, who more recently has put his message of resentment into the schools— an effort using money from a foundation that Obama headed.

"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"-Bill Ayers

New York Times, September 11, 2001:
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

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Source: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/31617_Obama_Gave_Bill_Ayers_Book_a_Rave_Review/comments/#ctop

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From The Weekly Standard, 'Barack Obama's Lost Years', 08/11/2008:

"Ayers opposes trying even the most vicious juvenile murderers as adults. Beyond that, he'd like to see the prison system itself essentially abolished. Unsatisfied with mere reform, Ayers wants to address the deeper 'structural problems of the system.' Drawing explicitly on Michel Foucault, a French philosopher beloved of radical academics, Ayers argues that prisons artificially impose obedience and conformity on society, thereby creating a questionable distinction between the 'normal' and the 'deviant.' The unfortunate result, says Ayers, is to leave the bulk of us feeling smugly superior to society's prisoners. Home detention, Ayers believes, might someday be able to replace the prison. Ayers also makes a point of comparing America's prison system to the mass-detention of a generation of young blacks under South African Apartheid. Ayers's tone may be different, but the echoes of Jeremiah Wright's anti-prison rants are plain."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/386abhgm.asp?pg=2

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"This is a guy [Bill Ayers] who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis."

Source: ABC News - Transcript: Obama and Clinton Debate, April 16, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/DemocraticDebate/Story?id=4670271&page=2

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[Obama] is named Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge founded by Bill Ayers
(article typo has Ayers instead of Obama)

In late 1993, Bill Ayers, now an associate professor of education at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, organized a team to put together a grant proposal to secure nearly $50 million from the Annenberg Challenge. The money was to be used by Ayers and co. to bolster the radical Local School Councils reform project that Ayers and Obama had championed back in 1988 through the ABCs.

The grant application was successful and in early 1995 Barack Obama was named chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Ayers was named co-chair of the Challenge’s operative and strategic body, the Chicago School Reform Collaborative. Ayers and Obama work together for the next five years on raising an additional $60 million in matching money from local foundations and corporations and using the money to intervene in the governance of the Chicago public schools.

The Challenge through a multi-million dollar Leadership Development Initiative intervened in the School Council elections in the middle of what was known as the Chicago School Wars. At the same time Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was pushing, successfully, to gut the power of the Councils.

http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/08/12/the-obama-ayers-top-ten-highlights-of-the-20-year-obama-ayers-connection/

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"The Small Schools Workshop was founded in 1991 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to provide support for teachers who were trying to create new smaller learning environments. Its director is Michael Klonsky, a former professor of education at UIC."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Schools_Workshop

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Some background on Bill Ayers' SDS comrade, Michael Klonsky
(Chicago Annenberg Challenge-related)

"One of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s comrades in the late 60s Students for a Democratic Society was Mike Klonsky. When Dohrn and Ayers moved in one direction toward the violent tactics of the Weather Underground, Klonsky, in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, dropped the pro-Russian communist politics of his parents and became a committed Maoist. As leader of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) in 1977 [not to be confused with Communist Party USA. CPML no longer exists, CPUSA formed decades earlier and is still around-ETL], he travelled to Beijing and was toasted by the senior Beijing leadership.

When the crazy left of the 70s died in the 80s, Klonsky went to graduate school in education in Florida and then moved to Chicago.

While driving a cab there he [Michael Klonsky] was recruited by his old friend Bill Ayers to head up a new project called the Small Schools Workshop in 1991. It’s offices were in the Department of Education building at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus where Ayers taught.

In 1995 the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge headed by Ayers and Obama gave the Workshop a grant of $175,000.

The Annenberg Challenge also had its office space in the same building as Ayers Department and the Workshop, rent free courtesy of the University.

In 2008 Klonsky ran a blog on the official Obama campaign website on education policy and “social justice” teaching. When discussion of the Klonsky blog emerged in the blogosphere, it was promptly shut down by the campaign and all of the posts made by Klonsky were removed from the site."

http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/08/12/the-obama-ayers-top-ten-highlights-of-the-20-year-obama-ayers-connection/

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In 1977, the October League was reorganized as the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) [again, not Communist Party USA (CPUSA) -ETL] and former SDS activist Michael Klonsky became party chairman. Also in 1977, Klonsky traveled to China and the CPML was recognized by the Chinese Communist Party as its official sister party in America.

(snip)

In January 1981, Michael Klonsky resigned as party chairman, and the CPML disbanded that same year.

The previous Red Encyclopedia description of the CPML was incorrectly combined with that of the Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist).

http://reds.linefeed.org/past.html

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From Investor's Business Daily (IBD), August 27, 2008:

"Ayers, now a tenured distinguished professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable students.

One of Ayer's descriptions for a course called 'Improving Learning Environments' says prospective K-12 teachers need to 'be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.

The Annenberg papers are quite extensive — 132 boxes containing 947 file folders with 70 linear feet of material. They undoubtedly contain more surprises regarding Obama's relationship with Ayers, one of many relationships Obama has sought to hide.'..."

Article: Annenberg Papers: Putting On Ayers?
http://www.ibdeditorial.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=304729375940845

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Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006

Interview with Bill Ayers:
"On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times"

http://rwor.org/a/063/ayers-en.html

20 posted on 10/24/2008 9:25:02 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Unam Sanctam
I am so depressed about the future of my country.

uh, oh! Sounds like you're falling under the Obama-Alinsky spell. :)

From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."[2]

[2] Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
http://latter-rain.com/ltrain/alinski.htm
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Statement from Communist Party USA (CPUSA):

"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."

http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/907/1/4/
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21 posted on 10/24/2008 9:27:41 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz, and THANK YOU Thomas Sowell.


22 posted on 10/24/2008 9:38:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Has a biography been published about Dr Sowell?

Title?

23 posted on 10/24/2008 9:41:44 PM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: jazusamo

Another gem from Dr. Sowell.


24 posted on 10/24/2008 9:45:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Know et al

A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell.

Don’t know if there are any others.


25 posted on 10/24/2008 9:50:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

Sowell nails it AGAIN!


26 posted on 10/24/2008 9:51:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: jazusamo

tnks for the ping!


27 posted on 10/24/2008 9:57:53 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: jazusamo

mark


28 posted on 10/24/2008 10:14:47 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (I trust the judgment of somebody tortured by communists far more than one educated by them.)
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To: jazusamo
Nor has the help all been one way. During the last debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, Senator McCain mentioned that Senator Obama's political campaign began in Bill Ayers' home. Obama immediately denied it and McCain had no real follow-up.

It was not this year's political campaign that Obama began in Bill Ayers' home but an earlier campaign for the Illinois state legislature. Barack Obama can match Bill Clinton in slickness at parsing words to evade accusations.

I thought McCain had meant the START of Obama's career was in Bill Ayers living room. He meant the start of Obama's presidential camgaign? Most unfortunate.

I have thought many times, that Obama is as good as Clinton at parsing words to evade accusations. Amazing. It seems that most Democrat politicians have this ability. It's part of their training.

29 posted on 10/24/2008 10:34:49 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: jazusamo
"Some people who see the fraud in what Obama is saying are amazed that others do not. But Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe. He does that very well."

A GREAT line! I always thought Clinton was obvious. Obama's better. He's smoother and more subtle, and unlike Bill, truly eloquent.

30 posted on 10/24/2008 10:38:34 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: jazusamo

31 posted on 10/24/2008 10:44:06 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: TAdams8591
I thought McCain had meant the START of Obama's career was in Bill Ayers living room.

I think McCain meant the start of BO's political career and Dr. Sowell was just criticizing McCain for not coming back and making that clear when BO denied it. McCain has not been aggressive enough in such matters. I could be wrong but that's my take on what Dr. Sowell meant.

32 posted on 10/24/2008 10:48:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: PhilDragoo

Bump that, Phil. Good one!


33 posted on 10/24/2008 10:50:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: igoramus08
Obama: "Many of the problems that Africa faces whether it is poverty, or political suppression, or ethnic conflict is just as prominent there and can't all be blamed on the effects of colonialism, what it can be blamed on is some of the common factors that effect Bosnia or Los Angeles or all kinds of places on this earth and that is the tendancy for one group to try to suppress another group in the interest of power or greed or resources."

Boy, that quote really hits the nail on the head. Obama has the world view of a communist revolutionary. He resolved his personal identity crisis by going for the cheap "street cred" of fashionable radicalism.

I'm worried what our country might look like after he and his comrades in the congress have fought capitalism, racism, and imperialism for a few years.

34 posted on 10/25/2008 2:15:29 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: jazusamo

If we end up with this guy, and he ends up as bad as I fully expect, “conned” is the right word. And the media will have been his willing accomplice in all of this.


35 posted on 10/25/2008 3:10:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


36 posted on 10/25/2008 4:42:35 AM PDT by Canedawg ("The media is a ass," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: XR7

Ah, if only he were 50 again. And running for POTUS.


37 posted on 10/25/2008 4:52:45 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: jazusamo

The man is a national treasure.

38 posted on 10/25/2008 5:01:58 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: jazusamo

BUMP for later...


39 posted on 10/25/2008 5:04:51 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: XR7

I wish he (Thomas Sowell) were running for President - he would be my absolute first choice.


40 posted on 10/25/2008 5:38:36 AM PDT by reg45
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To: jazusamo

“there are, after all, some honest and decent people on the left.”

stopped reading right there.

haven’t met too many people on the left who are “honest and decent.” they’re invariabley hard-core haters, filled with contempt for those of us who are knuckle-dragging, bible-loving, gun-embracing morons. (donthca know the left is superior in intelligence, reasoning, and compassion, who love to call other people morons and nazis?
the lot of them can go to blazes.)

the time for communist/democrat bi-partisanship is done and the time to votes the da&nable punks out of office is past due.)

IMHO


41 posted on 10/25/2008 7:51:10 AM PDT by ripley
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To: jazusamo; Gene Lalor

Gene,

This is how a proper ping list is done. You don’t have to have the graphics, but they make it memorable. jazusamo does a fantastic job!


42 posted on 10/25/2008 7:52:48 AM PDT by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: jazusamo
From an earlier post on another thread,

"People still speak as though the "associations" issue and the economic issue are two different things. They’re not. ACORN wants to spread Joe’s wealth around. So does Bill Ayers. That’s why Obama worked with both ACORN and Ayers. Someone needs to explain all this to Joe."

One more thing, Dr. Sowell nailed another important point. The word "associations" implies a far less significant connection to radicalism than has existed. The operative word should be "alliances." An "alliance" cannot be so easily dismissed as being, "just a guy in my neighborhood." Follow the money and the political power that has accrued and will accrue to Obama through these "alliances," and people can more readily reach infomed conclusions about the link between his radical alliances and his answer to Joe.

43 posted on 10/25/2008 8:08:08 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

Yes, that was an excellent point Dr. Sowell brought out about association vs alliance. Alliances are exactly what Obama had with Ayers, Wright and others of questionable integrity responsible for his political career.


44 posted on 10/25/2008 8:22:44 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: LakeLady

Thank you, LakeLady. Your comment is much appreciated. :)


45 posted on 10/25/2008 8:24:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

Dr. Sowell is so right. People that are willing to give up their right to speak freely are the ones that blindly follow talking points. They are told in one way or another no to worry; we will take care of you with not one explanation as to why they need to be taken care of except hate and false reasons.

If Obama is elected; I hope these people understand they will not be able to voice an opinion of their own at all. They will be subjected to same rules as everyone else. They may think they are on the inside; but they aren’t and it’s sad they may never understand the government doesn’t care who they are. Believe me, a person is a lot more special when they have the freedom to decide for themselves; not being forced into a way of life that they have no choice.


46 posted on 10/25/2008 8:30:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: jazusamo

I wish that OReilly, Hannity and Rush would feature Dr Sowell during the Final Week of the election cycle so that the Truth will out!


47 posted on 10/25/2008 8:33:47 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: freekitty

Well said...I’m sure these people don’t realize they will trade their individuality only to become a member of the masses.


48 posted on 10/25/2008 8:36:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Young Werther

Yes, it would be a good thing. It was early this year that Dr. Sowell was on H&C and he was great.


49 posted on 10/25/2008 8:44:10 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

You’re very welcome, however, I shouldn’t accept thanks for just telling the truth! ;^0)


50 posted on 10/25/2008 9:02:19 AM PDT by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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