Obamania. The Obamessiah. The One. Barack America! Such has been the praise and adulation bestowed upon Barack Obama in recent weeks. The Media swoons, commentators have funny feelings running up their legs, and reporters follow him around like a bunch of groupies. Fans faint in his presence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently called him “a leader that God has blessed us with at this time.”
As Rush Limbaugh says, quite truthfully, Obama does not have supporters, but followers.
In a recent poll, however, 48 percent responded that they were tired of hearing about Obama. But the leftwing-dominated media continues to heap mounds of praise upon him and dares not criticize. The tilt toward Obama is so blatantly obvious that it can scarcely be believed.
Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center recently studied the matter and produced a special report entitled “Obama’s Margin of Victory: The Media,” available on its website (www.mediaresearch.org). The report concludes that Obama could not have won the Democratic nomination over Hillary Clinton without the help of ABC, NBC, and CBS. It details some startling statistics. For instance, these three networks ran 462 positive stories on Obama, compared to just 70 that were critical. The ratio for NBC Nightly News was 179 to 17 and ABC was 156 to 21. His gaffes and misstatements were downplayed, as well as his controversial relationships with Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and William Ayers, but positive events like his major speech on race in Philadelphia drew far more positive coverage.
Such a discrepancy is also evidenced in print media as well, as Time has Obama on the cover this week, the seventh such instance this year alone. McCain has graced the cover just twice.
But no, the Left screams, there’s no such thing as media bias!
But who is this man, Barack Hussein Obama? Since the news media has failed to do its job, causing Sean Hannity to rightly wonder if 2008 is the year journalism died, its up to the so-called “alternative media” to flesh out the truth about the Illinois Senator. An anti-Obama press is now running at full speed ahead.
Several new books have emerged that take a critical (and more truthful) look at Barack Obama – Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality; David Freddoso’s The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate; and the soon-to-be-published book by Brad O’Leary, The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values. In addition, Dick Morris’s newest book, Fleeced, includes an entire chapter analyzing a possible Obama presidency and what it would mean for the country.
These important books, as well as an upcoming documentary, should help erode the carefully crafted public persona that Barack Obama and his campaign team has sold to a large portion of the American public, attempting to pass him off as our savior, the only one who can fix what is wrong with America.
During his televised speech on the night of the last primary, when he was assured of enough delegates for the nomination, Obama made some eye-opening statements, which tell you a lot about his arrogant mindset.
“We will be able to look back and tell our children,” he said, “that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless.” I guess nobody even thought to do any of that until Barack Obama arrived!
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” Yes, the savior will personally stop the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. Wow!
The Democratic nominee then traveled to Germany soon after and reminded his foreign admirers, in Berlin, that he was also their savior. Identifying himself as a “citizen of the world,” Obama spoke of the need to pull down the walls that separate nations. He wants us all to be citizens of the world and have no allegiance to our nation. “People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time,” he continued. “Our moment” and “our time” to heal the planet, to feed the poor, to share the wealth, to give hope to those left behind, and to rid the world of nuclear weapons, he told them.
This is the basic liberal mantra we’ve heard all our lives but now expanded on a global scale. And don’t forget Obama’s Global Poverty Act, his plan to greatly increase our foreign aid payments to the rest of the world, more than $800 billion over the next decade.
Many Americans had a chance to see Barack Obama on the national stage recently at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Forum, answering some tough questions on morals and values. But his answers were sorely lacking and somewhat awkward. The reason for Obama’s strange answers at Saddleback is very simple: he’s trying to mask who he really is. Barack Obama does not want you to know who he truly is and what he really believes, for if he did, his defeat would be assured.
One important issue raised at the forum was abortion, lying almost dormant in the last few election cycles, which has now risen to the forefront. But make no mistake, despite his efforts to dodge and weave on the abortion question, Senator “above my pay grade” Obama is an abortion extremist, with one of the most radical records ever recorded, even more so than Barbara Boxer it would seem, if that’s possible.
Obama, despite his statements to the contrary, has never voted or supported any legislation that would limit abortion, even partial birth abortion. He also opposed a bill in the Illinois legislature that would have protected infants who were born alive due to botched abortions, the only senator to do so. Obama did not support the proposed law, which would have prevented babies from being allowed to die on the table! This is infanticide, pure and simple! However, since he has gained the nomination, Obama’s new position is that he would have supported it, if it had been like the federal law. But now we have discovered that it was, in fact, identical to a law passed by Congress. So Obama lied to hide his extreme position on abortion.
Obama also has many questionable ties to some shady characters, like Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, and William Ayers.
Tony Rezko is now a convicted felon facing serious prison time for bribery and corruption charges, yet Obama has known the man for decades and has provided $14 million in Illinois funds to Rezko and his slum business while serving in the state senate. Rezko was a strong supporter of Obama and raised a lot of money for his campaigns. But why did Obama continue to remain his friend, knowing full well he was a corrupt slum lord bilking taxpayers for millions?
Jeremiah Wright was Obama’s pastor for more than 20 years in Chicago. Yet instead of using his church to promote the teachings of Jesus, which you might expect in a Church of Christ, Wright promoted a radical ideology known as Black Liberation Theology that would be as vile as any racist teachings, if whites were conducting it. Can you imagine White Liberation Theology? Wright continually trashes the United States, the “US of KKKA,” as he has referred to it, screaming “God D— America” in his sermons. This man claims the U.S. government created the Aids virus to exterminate blacks and is the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world. But he also married Obama and his wife Michelle, as well as baptized his two daughters. So why would Obama continue to reside in this church for more than two decades, leaving only when the political heat became too much?
William Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, a radical anti-American group who carried out bombings of the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, and a New York City police station in the 1960s. He was arrested but a mistake by the prosecutors office allowed him to go free. Ayers has never been punished for his crimes and to this day he is unrepentant, writing on September 11, 2001 that he did not believe he had done enough! Barack Obama continues to maintain his friendship with Ayers, serving on boards with him and giving speeches. Would any decent citizen remain friends with a unforgiving terrorist?
These are questions for which we may never know the true answer. And all we have gotten from Obama about these strange relationships is a standard answer: that’s not the man I knew! It’s not too much of a stretch to believe that John McCain or any Republican would never get off so easily!
Never has a presidential candidate for any major party had this much baggage. And no self-respecting American citizen would ever associate with such a cast of characters. So why does Barack Obama? Do we really want a president who is good friends with someone serving serious prison time for corruption, an unrepentant terrorist, and a radical preacher who hates the United States?
But the bottom line for me is this: the possible election of Barack Obama to the presidency will mean more than simply having a liberal Democrat in the White House; it will tell me far more about the state of the nation. Should a majority of our people, or even a strong plurality, cast a vote for this man, with a razor-thin resume, an extreme leftist voting record, and a cast of friends that decent people would not be caught dead with, then our nation is in far worse shape than simply having to endure wrong-headed policies for the next four years. If a majority of our people can vote Obama for president, then stick a fork in the United States of America, we are done!