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what’s really going on in obama’s head?
[originally written in September, 2008]

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obama and lying

From Dreams of my father by Barack Obama, pp94-95. He describes an interaction with his mother,
in the context of a friend being arrested with drugs. At the time, Obama was also engaged with pot, cigs and cocaine, which last he calls ‘blow’:

“I had given her a reassuring smile and patted her hand and told her not to worry, I wouldn't do anything stupid. it was usually an effective tactic another one of those tricks I had learned: people were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved - such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”
(It seemed not to work for him on that occasion.)

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Biden on Obama:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy ... I mean, that's a storybook, man.” [Quoted from blogs.usatoday.com]

 

obama and islam

“Obama’s verbal slip fuels his critics”

“ST. LOUIS, Mo. -” Sen. Barack Obama's foes seized Sunday upon a brief slip of the tongue, when the Democratic presidential nominee was outlining his Christianity but accidentally said, "my Muslim faith."

“The three words -- immediately corrected -- were during an exchange with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," when he was trying to criticize the quiet smear campaign suggesting he is a Muslim”

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From Dreams of my father by Barack Obama

“The person who made me proudest of all, though, was [half brother] Roy ... He converted to Islam.”

“In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school.”

“I studied the Koran.”

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From Audacity of Hope:

Lolo (Obama's step father) followed a brand of Islam : “I looked to Lolo for guidance.”

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

These book quotes collected by PJ O'Donovan"

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Barack Obama:

I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life. But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful. I didn't 'fall out in church' as they say, but there was a very strong awakening in me of the importance of these issues in my life. I didn't want to walk alone on this journey. Accepting Jesus Christ in my life has been a powerful guide for my conduct and my values and my ideals.” [Quoted from christianitytoday.com, 23/01/2008]

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My opinion is:

With the Obama coterie doing everything to smear Sarah Palin with an unending stream of ludicrous lies, it would appear that they are also trying to use prejudice as a political weapon.

Meanwhile, the real questions about Obarma go on and on and on...

Obama’s skin reflectivity is not really the main issue driving his positives down. Rather it’s his dubious associations, his continual shifty ‘adjustments’, his lack of any real political substance and his general record of poor judgment, even the constant ‘attacks’ fashioned from very little fabric.

Obama’s putting forward very little serious policy, but trying to get by as a pop star. So the balloon goes pop. What else is to be expected among intelligent or serious voters?

As Obama is so secretive, I have made efforts trying to dig into what, if anything, he really ,’believes’.

Is he a muslim? I doubt it. Is he a christian in any real sense? I doubt it. To my own probing, it looks like he is a atheist marxist; or, when it hides under a christianist hat, it is often called liberation theology.

Obama may be a bit of a luke-warm theist. I see no real sign that he’s a christianist.

He has unitarianism and islam in his background - both lots regard christianism as polytheist. I don’t believe he is uneffected by that in the dark of the night.

Here is a snippet I dug out while researching him:

“[...] We need to take faith seriously not simply to block the religious right but to engage all persons of faith in the larger project of American renewal.” [Quoted from time.com]

He looks like a politician trying to maneuver, rather than a conviction christianist.

Or as Wright said:

“WRIGHT: It went down very simply. He's a politician, I'm a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they're two different worlds. I do what I do. He does what politicians do. So that what happened in Philadelphia where he had to respond to the sound bytes, he responded as a politician.”

Looks about ‘Wright’ to me!

From Obama’s 06/10/2008 San Francisco fund-raiser speech:

“And itís not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arenít like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” [Quoted from speech transcript in huffingtonpost.com]

The more Obama is probed, the more that he is revealed as an empty cardboard cut-out. That looks to me to be the central reason he’s sinking.

And that’s pretty much damn all to do with his light reflectivity.

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Biden on Indians

“ "I've had a great relationship," said Biden. "In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."

“ At the time, these remarks drew a hail of criticism from Indian-Americans, including Vijayanagar.”

Biden on Obarma

“I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the- job-training.”

 


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obama and infanticide

In the Illinois Senate, Obama struggled successfully against a state law prohibiting infanticide. Since becoming a national politician, he has continually lied and obfuscated, while attempting to cover up this fact.

While the abortions laws vary greatly between states in the USA, what is called ‘late term abortion’ is often legal and occurs as a small proportion of overall abortions. Some of these abortions result in a viable delivery. What Obama fought against was the application of civil rights to these viable births, against an attempt to insist that civil rights, including medical intervention to tend the aborted child, were available.

There are reported cases of doctors, after abortion, putting viable infants aside and allowing them to die. Quoting Obama on a law crafted to stop this. The law was “designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician”. Thus, it is crystal clear that Obama’s real concern was that the end result of the abortion did not inadvertently end with the woman ‘burdened’ with an ‘inconvenience’.

“Don’t take my word for it. There’s a transcript of a state senate debate, which took place on April 4, 2002. That transcript is available here (the pertinent section runs from pages 31 to 34). I quote it extensively below (italics mine). After being recognized, Obama challenged the Born-Alive bill’s sponsor as follows:

“OBAMA: Yeah. Just along the same lines. Obviously, this is an issue that we’ve debated extensively both in committee an on the floor so I — you know, I don’t want to belabor it. But I did want to point out, as I understood it, during the course of the discussion in committee, one of the things that we were concerned about, or at least I expressed some concern about, was what impact this would have with respect to the relationship between the doctor and the patient and what liabilities the doctor might have in this situation. So, can you just describe for me, under this legislation, what’s going to be required for a doctor to meet the requirements you’ve set forth?

“SENATOR O’MALLEY: First of all, there is established, under this legislation, that a child born under such circumstances would receive all reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice, and that’s as defined, of course, by the … practice of medicine in the community where this would occur. It also requires, in two instances, that … an attending physician be brought in to assist and advise with respect to the issue of viability and, in particular, where … there’s a suspicion on behalf of the physician that the child … may be [viable,] … the attending physician would make that determination as to whether that would be the case…. The other one is where the child is actually born alive … in which case, then, the physician would call as soon as practically possible for a second physician to come in and determine the viability.

“SENATOR OBAMA: So — and again, I’m — I’m not going to prolong this, but I just want to be clear because I think this was the source of the objections of the Medical Society. As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it — is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead, that, in fact, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?

”SENATOR O’MALLEY: In the first instance, obviously the physician that is performing the procedure would make the determination. The second situation is where the child actually is born and is alive, and then there’s an assessment — an independent assessment of viability by … another physician at the soonest practical … time.

“SENATOR OBAMA: Let me just go to the bill, very quickly. Essentially, I think as — as this emerged during debate and during committee, the only plausible rationale, to my mind, for this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending physician, who has made an assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and that, let’s say for the purpose of the mother’s health, is being — that — that — labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been induced, that, in fact, he made an error, or she made an error, and, in fact, that this was not a nonviable fetus but, in fact, a live child, that that physician, of his own accord or her own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical measures and practices that would be involved in saving that child. Now, it — if you think there are possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes sense, but I — I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society suspects as well that doctors feel that they would be under that obligation, that they would already be making these determinations and that, essentially, adding a — an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion. Now, if that’s the case — and — and I know that some of us feel very strongly one way or another on that issue — that’s fine, but I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these are children who are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.

“This is staggering. As Obama spoke these words, he well knew that children were being born alive but precisely not looked after by the abortion doctors whose water the senator was carrying. As Stanek put it, as many as one in five — twenty percent — were left to die. That was what prompted the legislation in the first place.”
[Quoted from nationalreview.com]

Other relevant documents:

 

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama
The audacity of hope by Barak Obama

$7.99 [amazon.com]
Vintage, 2008, pbk
ISBN-10: 0307455874
ISBN-13: 978-0307455871

£7.49 [amazon.co.uk]
Canongate Books, 2008, pbk
ISBN-10: 1847670830
ISBN-13: 978-1847670830

The audacity of hope by Barak Obama

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