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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If We Weren't Paying Attention, It's Time to Start

In March, the well-known New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks made this admission: "Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was."

In recent days and weeks I have heard an increasing chorus of Obama supporters exclaiming that what they are seeing from this administration is not what they thought they were voting for.

My only question for all of these folks is this: “How could you not have known?”

You’re shocked at the federal deficit which has grown to a record $1.3 trillion and is expected to top out around $1.8 trillion for the year; however, the National Journal ranked then-Senator Obama as the nation’s most liberal senator overall in 2007, and tied with five others as the nation’s most liberal senator economically. But many didn’t bother to pay attention.

Many are concerned with the Obama White House telling Democrat senators last week, "If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard."

But did we pay attention when candidate Obama gave the un-presidential directive to his supporters to “argue with them and get in their face”?

You’re outraged when union thugs intimidate and attack those who show up at town hall meetings to oppose nationalized healthcare.



But how closely did we pay attention when Black Panthers members showed up at polling places last Election Day, one wielding a nightstick, to intimidate voters?



And where was the public outrage this past May when political appointees in the Obama Justice Department inexplicably dropped the charges of voter intimidation that had been filed against those thugs?

Maybe it raises a red flag with you when President Obama tries to silence opposition by stating just last week, "I expect to be held responsible, but I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."

Or perhaps it’s alarming when the Obama White House sends a memo to their followers stating, "If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

These attacks on free speech may be troublesome, but did it bother you when candidate Obama tried to intimidate a Chicago radio station into not giving airtime to an anti-Obama book author, or when a Barack Obama Truth Squad was set up in Missouri last September to “target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign.”

Many are disturbed by what they find in the backgrounds of some of the people President Obama has appointed to positions in his administration.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, is a health-policy adviser in the Obama administration, who openingly advocates the allocation of medical care based on age and on the ability of the patient to participate in society.

The President's “science czar” is John Holdren, who in 1977 co-authored a book entitled Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. In his book, Holdren suggests possible ways to control population, including all of the following: forced abortion, requiring illegitimate babies be put up for adoption, requiring pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, forced sterilization of populations by adding a sterilant to the drinking water or to food supplies, and forced sterilization of women after their second or third child.

Van Jones, the President’s "Green Jobs Czar," is another Presidential appointee of concern. Jones, who was jailed during the Rodney King riots, has said that in jail he “met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary. I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th. By August, I was a communist."

How shocking is it that the President of the United States would appoint an avowed communist and others with radical left-wing agendas to positions in his administration?

It shouldn't be shocking at all. Didn’t we pay attention to who was supporting candidate Obama during the campaign? Here is just a short list:

Tom Hayden - A principal organizer of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who met with Communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong leaders during the Vietnam war and who called returning American POWs "liars, hypocrites and pawns" when they described their abuse in Viet Cong prisons.

Carl Davidson – A former national secretary of SDS who has called Fidel Castro “a remarkable man."

Fred Klonsky - Former SDS member, son of leading Communist Party USA member Robert Klonsky and brother of Mike Klonsky, former chairman of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist).

Mark Rudd - Former leader of both SDS and Bill Ayers’ terrorist group Weather Underground.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. – A principal organizer of the Black Radical Congress.

For more details on what we knew about Barack Obama before the election, go back and read the following posts from this blog:

Barack Obama: A Step in the Left Direction - October 10, 2008

Do we really understand what's at stake? - October 27, 2008

Barack Obama's Ties to a Terrorist - September 20, 2008

If you didn't read those posts before, please read them now. If you did read them before, please read them again. Understand who Barack Obama is. Understand what he is doing. It's too late to stop him from becoming the President of the United States, but perhaps we can still stop him from destroying The United States, as we've known it.

5 Comments:

Blogger ChuckL said...

Another fine article that conveniently collates some critical info into one handy place. Thanks!

(The only thing I would add is that the simple way to "know" the man is to refer to his autobiographies. Hitler's actions were really not surprising to those who took the time to read his thoughts in Mein Kampf.)

9:05 AM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Chuck,

Great point. In fact, Glen Beck was just making that exact same point about Mein Kampf on his radio show.

10:14 AM  
Blogger ChuckL said...

Well, shucks. Now you won't think it to be an original thought from me... and it was - sorta. I mean, I have heard/read excerpts from Obama's books and recognized that he has clearly signalled his intentions ahead of time. He is not a difficult man to figure out. He wants as much control and consolidated power as he can get his hands on. And he loves those who are handing it to him.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Actually, I did think it was an original thought from you. And I was impressed that Glenn Beck was thinking along the same lines as you were. What is it they say -- "great minds think alike"?

8:11 AM  
Blogger ChuckL said...

Oh definitely. :)

7:59 PM  

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