10/28/2008

New Op-ed up at Fox News: Is Obama a socialist?

My newest op-ed starts off like this:

Is Barack Obama a socialist? A Marxist? It is hard to believe that question could even be seriously asked of a major party political candidate.

Nevertheless, there have been a few times that voters have gotten a glimpse of Obama in unguarded moments. Glimmers that remind one me of the leftwing academic who I had run into a number of times while we were both at the University of Chicago Law School. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is extremely important reading. As an Ameican who has lived in Australia for 15 years, I can clearly see the danger of these highly left wing, socialist views and I can assure al Americans they do not want to live in a socialist nation like this one. I am mystified, though, why the republican party, anyone in the media, or any interested parties refuse to make a serious public outcry about what this Obama's views realy mean for America. We all understand the left wing bent of the media, but there must be some way to make this issue real to all Americans.

10/27/2008 4:13 PM  
Blogger James said...

Wow I cannot believe there are not 1000 post of Obama supporters calling anyone not following Obama "uneducated" or yelling McSame, or any of hundreds of things you see anywhere that Obama's actions and associations are discussed.

Great points made by Mr. Lott.

10/27/2008 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the answer you're looking for: NO. Obama is not a socialist, marxist, or any of the other ridiculous labels that have been thrown at him out of desperation. Wanting to lower taxes for 95% of Americans who need it most is not socialism, it's common sense.

10/27/2008 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Lott: Hasn't redistributiion of wealth been taking place for a long time? READ:
Rich-Poor Gap Widens in Europe, North America
By Dan Hamilton

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a study Tuesday showing clearly that the gap between rich and poor is widening in Europe and North America. The report, which covers developments spanning 20 years in 30 countries, contains some interesting nuggets:

• The U.S. has the greatest inequality in the OECD after Mexico and Turkey -- and the gap has grown rapidly since 2000. The richest 10 percent of Americans earn an average of $93,000 (highest in the OECD) - whereas the poorest 10 percent of Americans earn an average of $5,800 (about 20 percent lower than the OECD average).

Isn't the widening gap a case of redistribution of wealth?

10/27/2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous zenboy said...

Barack is as much a socialist as McCain is a robotic drone meant to reverse himself on every position. No wait, maybe he is - the story has been exposed at: http://yooryoo.com/2008/09/evil-robotic-firm-unleashes-palin-drones-on-the-world/

10/27/2008 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Al Connors said...

Re. your last sentence. What did we see with "W"'s appointments? Alito, Roberts? Two guys who are almost as far right-wing wacko as Scalia and Thomas. And that has what John McCain has promised more of. These are justices who are doing what the right always claims the "liberal" judges do, legislate from the bench. So what does Alito et al do? That's right, legislate. They overturn D.C.'s gun laws. So much for "states rights"! Oh, I forgot, D.C. isn't a state. They don't even have a legislative vote. But the right-wing court overturns their laws. You are all a bunch of hypocrites. Like McCain.

10/27/2008 4:39 PM  
Blogger george1212 said...

Let's see. Obama has changed his positions? How about McCain, who in 2002 told the daughter of a wealthy physician that it might be "fair" if her daddy paid a little more in taxes because he made so much. I guess that's not a complete 180 from what he's saying now. And, by the way, he gave a very nice warm speech to ACORN only two years ago. I bet John McCain wishes he'd never been an actual "straight talker."

10/27/2008 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Donna Walsh said...

John,

Thank you for your hard work. I'm very worried about America. We need to keep stating the truth. Obama is lying about tax cuts. He is not going to keep the Bush tax cuts in place. Americans need to know that when he taxes big corporations they are going to see prices go up. Any tax break you get is going to be spent on the things you are already purchasing. You will not be any more well off. In fact that vacation you are planning, or that car you want to buy will have to wait. All liberals please move to Canada!!
Thank you,
God Bless AMERICA!!!!

10/27/2008 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't all this information come out sooner than 1 week before the election!? People need to know!

10/27/2008 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately that won't be enough. Although traces of Macarthyism still exist, and the McCain campaign is exploiting this, this is far too light to trouble Obama. Socialist or not, Obama is on course to become the next President of the US.

10/27/2008 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By his own rhetoric, Obama has ascribed to the philosophy of Karl Marx. Therefore, he is a Marxist.

10/27/2008 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Edward Manzeer, PE said...

Is John Lott paid by the McBush-Palin campaign by check or cash in a brown paper bag?

10/27/2008 5:43 PM  
Blogger BananaJr2000 said...

What good are low taxes on capital gains if I am 40% under water during the time of the Bush administration tax cuts and have no gains to report?

Whether I agree or not with you doesn't matter. What matters is that most of the nation is incredibly upset right now and the Republicans are coming across as the punching bags for that anger. It's an uphill battle to go try and make a case against anything the Bush Administration supported regardless of the alternative.

10/27/2008 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are asking if Obama is a Communist from what he did when in college. I was a Republican when I was in college and have been a democrat for the last 16. Also, remember Roosevelt took the money of 1/3 of the people and gave it to 2/3 of the people. Does that mean he was a Communist? I think he did what had to be done when I read about it.

10/27/2008 6:04 PM  
Blogger Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

I have seen the rampant welfare fraud. Thirty years ago I was taught by the best of them how to swindle the system. My husband and I lived that way for ten years, until we had a life-changing experience and woke up.

In 1992, after a period of learning and growing, my husband made a decision that he wasn't going to accept any funds from the government, - not fuel assistance, WIC, food stamps or the commodities given out on the reservations. Instead, he worked hard to feed our family and raise our children. WE were the poorest of the poor, because we qualified for all the government entitlements, but were taking none of them.

Our children are now grown or near grown and they need jobs, not welfare. The only way they will have jobs is if there are jobs out there to be had. We need to support and encourage business, large and small. Obama talks about "sharing the wealth." He says these things in order to get the inner cities to vote for him - the people that Acorn is signing up. The people we left behind 20 years ago, who cared for nothing more than what they could get.

DyingInIndianCountry.blogspot.com

10/27/2008 6:06 PM  
Blogger chlai said...

Feels to me like clutching at straws, first terrorist and then now a marxist ? Throwing too many hard punches that miss will end up uprooting yourself, if you know what I mean. The key is not to attack Obama for this and that, the key is in the person u support, John McCain, what he means to the American people that you should be emphasizing about. Learn from Obama's campaign.

10/27/2008 6:10 PM  
Anonymous brampton said...

In 1960, the top rate of income tax was 91%. In 1980, the top rate was 70%. Now, it is 35%.

Meanwhile, the income of the richest 10%, and even more so the top 1%, has been rising rapidly, while average incomes have increased at the same rate as inflation and those of the poor have declined.

In 1980, a CEO was paid 42 times as much as an average worker. In 1990, the gap was 107 to 1. In 2006, it was 421 to 1.

There has been no massive growth in profits associated with the rise in CEOs' pay. Such growth as there has been in the economy has all been apportioned to executives and stockbrokers.

Income has been redistributed, in large part as a result of tax policy. Low top rates of tax encourage the inflation of executives' incomes, far beyond any contribution to company profits.

The burden of paying for government expenditure has been shifted from the rich to the poor and the middle class, by an increasing reliance upon regressive forms of taxation, such as sales taxes, while decreasing the use of progressive forms such as federal income tax.

All taxation and all public expenditure redistributes wealth and income, from civilians to soldiers and weapons manufacturers, for example. That is their purpose.

The question is, who have been the major beneficiaries over recent decades? There are questions of social justice involved, but there are also questions of long-term political prudence.

10/27/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is both a socialist and Marxist! I just can't believe anyboby in America would vote for this man with this form of Goverment. They don't have a clue who they are voting for....they are only voting for the man!!!!!

10/27/2008 7:43 PM  
Blogger Apollobartender said...

I'm sure this will not get posted - none of mine have yet.Does Fox actually consider themselves to be a bonified news source? This is sophomorically insidious. Let's just say that Prosecutor Buliosi found Obama in 1969 at the Ranch and took him from the Manson family and he was adopted out - but not before being cursed by Charles himself; he actually has the mark of the devil under his left armpit, but no one has seen it who can tell. What else? Let's just add on to this story - why? Because I like it better!

10/27/2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Typical Faux News trumped up nonsense to distract Americans from the real issues of the day.

The conservatives got rich off of robbing the middle class. Now that Obama is going to change things they cry socialist. Pathetic!

Is it socialist to give a tax break to the middle class? Apparently so if you listen to the conservatives.

Of course if you give a tax break to the rich well than conservatives call that smart economics.

10/27/2008 8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical John Lott slander. Little style and no substance. I expect this comment will be the first of many about how ridiculous your journalistic skills are compared to good Op-Ed writers like George Will, David Brooks, Thomas Sowell...and the list is way too long for your name to ever appear as anything other than a footnote noting "who is not a respected advocacy journalist as viewed by the public and writers in general".

10/28/2008 12:21 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Is it too late to move to New Zealand???

10/28/2008 2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the question of Obama's true ideals and intentions we should consider the statement of a close friend and mentor of Obama's, Ali Abunimah. “If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obama's about-face is not surprising. He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power.” (The Electronic Infitada, 04 March 2007)
If elected to power, we will see the true Obama and his agenda slowly emerge.

10/28/2008 3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many of you who seem to have lived through Reagan and Bush seem to cling to this view of the world for dear life.
well,young people such as myself have news for you tobacco chewing grandpas.
''the world has changed''.
guess what,as you all watched re runs of Reagan's speeches,the world has moved on.
the people are demanding a more international America,and an America which can tackle the problems of growing disparity between rich and poor.
an America to rebuild the faulty infrastructure.
unless you understand how out of touch,some of you people really are,you will never win another election.
i have news for you by the way..not enough Joe the plumbers exist out there to alow Republicans to win this and any other future elections..
if you want a book which people will buy and read,try writing something such as ''America goes left''..

10/28/2008 3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BODY COUNT IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS
292 MURDERED IN CHICAGO
221 KILLED IN IRAQ

OUR LEADERSHIP IN ILLINOIS ; SEN. BARACK OBAMA

SEN. DICK DURBIN
REP. JESSE JACKSON, JR
GOV. ROD BLOGOJEVICH
HOUSE LEADER MIKE MADIGAN
ATTY. GEN LISA MADIGAN
MAYOR RICHARD DALY

ALL DEMOCRATS

THANK YOU FOR THE COMBAT ZONE IN CHICAGO, OF COURSE THEY ARE BLAMING EACH OTHER.

CAN'T BLAME THE PUBLICANS, BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ANY.!!!!!

STATE PENSION FUND $44 BILLION IN DEBT, WORST IN THE NATION.

COOK COUNTY (CHICAGO) SALES TAX 10.25%, HIGHEST IN THE NATION.

CHICAGO SCHOOL SYSTEM ONE OF THE WORST IN THE NATION.
THIS IS THE POLITICAL MACHINE THAT OBAMA SAYS HE COMES FROM IN ILLINOIS .
AND NOW OBAMA SAYS HE'S GONNA 'FIX' WASHINGTON POLITICS.!!!!!

10/28/2008 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Ed S said...

Check out the interview with Webster Tarpley, author of Obama-The Post Modern Coup. It is available as a free MP3 download at http://drop.io/Summerbird It is about the fourth file down from the top. There are lots of other good interviews there as well.

10/28/2008 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We already spread the wealth with our tax system....people who make more pay more. It would be the same with a flat tax. Obama doesn't tell the truth so his new plan remains to be seen. With welfare fraud being what it is, maybe taxes should be paid by them also...now that's spreading the wealth.

10/28/2008 9:05 AM  
Blogger TheForse said...

Great article- excellent writing and excellent points. How long do you think before Senator Government forbids John Lott from writing about him?

Also, why isn't McCain making the same arguments Mr.Lott is- I'm dissapointed in McCain's campaign.

"We earneth and Senator Government taketh away", quoted from from "The Audacity to Socialize."

10/28/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Bill Mills in VA said...

The real question is, is he just a socialist, and what kind?

From the broad definition of “Socialism”, anyone who subscribes to the basic beliefs of socialism can, as Obama has done, pick one of the specific economic theories in that broad set and state “that” is not what he advocates. Such denial only proves he is a good lawyer.

Obama clearly subscribes to the principle socialistic belief:

“Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly, although there is considerable disagreement among socialists over how, and to what extent this could be achieved” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism quoting another author]

The “Joe the plumber” incident was not the first time Obama made a remark about his intention to “spread the wealth”. While his stated belief is seriously dangerous, the key risk is that we don't know which branch(es) of the broad theory he actually believes. Given what we do know of his previous associations, it is unlikely the Professor’s beliefs are developed only to the extent of justifying taking money from the advantaged though taxes and giving it as gifts to whomever he considers disadvantaged.

10/28/2008 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assume Obama is elected, Democrats take solid control of Congress, Obama appoints his socialist judges to the courts, well it will only increase the likehood of the American citizens taking back our country with the revolution that is overdue. So elect Obama and let us claim our country.

10/28/2008 11:04 AM  
Blogger Sue's views said...

After reading these comments I am amazed at the amount of anger spewed forth on poor John who just gave you quotes on what Obama said. Give me a break. You mean all of you are suffering terribly, making your living at McDonalds, working 80 hours days and behind on your mortgages? You mean to tell me for the last eight years you have been in dire straights? Do you have a home, a car, a tv, a cell phone, an X Box? Are you able to buy food? Can you pay your utility bills? Do you eat out? Do you buy nice clothes? How has corporate America, that is quickly dwindling, hurt you specifically? Have you analyzed why, or if, the middle class income really has decreased? Have you researched the facts and taken into account the aging population, immigration, economic data? Instead, you are angry, very angry, at corporations who employ people, who give them benefits. Yes - punish them and see what happens. They will leave and all the former employees will thank you. Think before you leap.

10/28/2008 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Donna J. Walsh said...

I reactions to Anonymous who said Obama is not a socialist. Please don't kid yourself. When Obama gives you that tax break which is I think only an extra $530. Won't you make more money if you have a job? My husband works for a small business who makes $250,000. His employer will not be able to give raises. He is going to have to raise his prices. This is what socialist societies do. They keep everyone even but not at the higher mark, at the lower mark.
Socialism is anti-American. Our Founding Fathers wrote this thing called the constitution! Which is exactly the opposite of socialism.
Redistribution of wealth is socialism. Don't kid yourself.

John please keep up the good work you are doing the right thing.

10/28/2008 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, those who use polarizing terms like "Liar", "McBush", and "McSame" sound uninformed and sheep-like. Think for yourselves instead of repeating unproductive campaign marketing terminology.

Regarding Obama as a socialist, there are varying degrees of socialism, and he certainly appears to be farther left than any candidate I can remember.

He wants to keep taxes low for everyone except the top 1% of earners. That sounds great, especially when you can still appease 99% of the American population while increasing the total tax dollars received. The top 1% pays approximately 60% of taxes in this country. Now the burden on that small group will be more like 70%.

Obama wants to institute his national healthcare plan which will only benefit those in the 99% group, but appears to be funding it from raised taxes on the 1% group. If that isn't a form of socialism, I don't know what is.

Please explain how the scenario is different from this: Neighbor A is poor. Neighbor B is wealthy. Neighbor A gets sick, so he walks to Neighbor B's house and asks for money to go to the doctor.

The only difference under Obama is that the government is taking the money from Neighbor B and giving it to Neighbor A to go to the doctor.

We are stunting the American dream. I am currently in the 99%, and will be for some time. I plan, though, to work as hard as I can to get into that top 1%. My only hope, though, is that my hard work isn't punished by sending my money to those that didn't bother.

10/28/2008 12:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Both of Obama's books are anti-white, anti-American and pro Reverend Wright but page 101 of his book 'Dreams of My Father' alone is enough to make anyone wary of him.

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structured feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpets or set our stereos so loud the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent, or careless, or insecure. We were alienated.

But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

Barrack Obama - Dreams of My Father, page 101

I have personally read this passage in Obama's book and included the two paragraphs above word for word. If you doubt this, stop at your local library and read page 101 of Dreams of My Father for yourself. This passage has also been verified by snopes.com.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/ownwords.asp

10/28/2008 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes he is a socialist...he is in the footsteps of Karl Marx, Biden in Grouchos...we still got time to keep these 2 idiots out of power, howeer the bigger idiots are the ones who will put them there. A society of government dependency rather than self reliance makes no sense, Marx tried it, Mao did, Castro and Obamas latest idol, Chavez.

10/28/2008 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual...whenever someone asks an honest question about defining economic policy of possibly the next leader of the free world. With the comment that; so-far the policies and vision of said leader seem socialist. The person asking is ALWAYS attacked and no definition of such policy to put ones mind at ease. Simply restating that 95% are going to get more money....is not a definition.

10/28/2008 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Concerned for our future said...

Whether you agree Obama is a socialist or not, call it what you want, he clearly ascribes to socialist principles but the fact of the matter is the system doesn't work. It's a theory that has never successfully been played out (like another well known Theory I won't discuss here). Karl Marx himself defined socialism as an interim stage; the stage between capitalism and communism; communism being the goal! The following countries had governments at some point in the 20th century who at least nominally adhered to Marxism: Albania, Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia, Vietnam. In addition, the Indian states of Kerala, Tripura and West Bengal have had Marxist governments. Will the US be on this list next?

Communist countries have 1 polital party, and no true freedom of speech. The writing is on the wall. It's not about "my guy" winning or "your guy" winning - it's about the life we ALL will have to live with after the election is over. As of now, it's still the United States of America....I'll be praying for this country, while I'm still allowed to.

10/28/2008 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" But he will be doing so at a real cost: he is creating a high effective marginal tax rate that will keep them poor and keep them dependent on the government largess."

Of course!! This is exactly what the Democrats want - a permanent underclass totally dependent on Government handouts and perpetually voting Democratic.

As in Rome, it's all about Bread and Circuses.. and it's not accidental or naive. The Democrats / Socialists know precisely what they're doing.

10/28/2008 4:02 PM  
Anonymous johnanna said...

The least experienced and most left-leaning senator is asking for your vote. We know very little about him but it's not because we haven't asked.

Think about it America. Obama has made his own character and judgment an election issue. He needs to answer questions about past relationships he has had as an adult with Ayers, Wright, Rezko, etc. We hardly know who this guy is because he refuses to talk with us about them.

Until he provides explanations about these relationships, openly condemns each one of these people's actions, and provides a detailed account of when and why he had a "change of heart" regarding each of them, it is more than fair to bring up his character and judgment as an election issue. It is also understandable for people to conclude that Obama could be these creeps' ringleader.

If Obama doesn't think Americans have a right to know about his character and judgment he doesn't know America. Or he must think we're all a bunch of stupid gun-loving Bible-toting rednecks that he shouldn't have to answer to.

10/28/2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger Tavio said...

If you are retarded and still think foxnews is "fair and balanced", check out these headlines:
• Obama-Led Boards Funded Controversial Groups
• McCain: Obama's Definition of Rich Is 'Creeping Down'
• Joe the Plumber: Obama Would Bring 'Death to Israel'
• Obama Says Take 'Day Off' Work for Election
• YOU DECIDE: Take the Day Off?
• FOX FORUM: Biden Blunders on Abortion
• Ohio Park Benches Can Be Used as Voting Address

10/28/2008 7:41 PM  
OpenID secretlivesofscientists said...

Right on, Mr. Lott. Right on. I grew up with very liberal beliefs in MA, then moved to TX a few years ago and have changed a lot of my views. My family is still in MA and they support Obama. As I've told them, I have no argument against them liking his tax policies, and thinking that his policies are a good idea, even though I disagree. But, I've said repeatedly, if they are going to attempt to convince me that Obama's tax policy is "fair", we're gonna have words.

There is nothing fair or equal about the government forcing one class of people being to pay more money to the government because another class of people believes that they make too much green.

10/28/2008 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Obama is a socialist. I have finally feel that there are others out there that can see it, recognise it and VOTE against it. he wants to radically change our constitution and fundimentally distroy the American way of life. He is unknown, untried and untrue. He has an alterior motive and we are now finding out, hopefully before its too late.
VOTE PEOPLE. Vote anyone but Obama!

10/28/2008 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Clark said...

It's laughable that this commentary by Lott should be taken seriously by anyone. I feel sorry for people like donna walsh who seem to think there is some sort of great "truth" in Lott's editorial.

Notice how Lott completely fails to answer his own breathlessly panicked question: "Is Barack Obama a socialist? A Marxist?" It's because a serious answer would show how ridiculous the question is in the first place. You'd think an economist might know something about Marxism or socialism.

On the other hand, maybe he does know and he doesn't answer the question because he'd know how silly he would look saying no Obama is not a socialist or Marxist. And, of course, if he answered the question truthfully, Fox would never publish it.

Again and again, Lott relies on smears and innuendo because the facts just don't support his argument.

10/28/2008 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If NObama wins that will happen. My hard saved 401K plan will be sozialist. And re-distributed
Read and weep.
Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, are looking at redirecting those tax breaks to a new system of guaranteed retirement accounts to which all workers would be obliged to contribute.

In 2005, George Bush proposed privatizing a portion of Social Security contributions to allow workers to control their own funds and hopefully outperform the woefully inadequate entitlement system. The partial privatization would eventually have helped postpone or eliminate the insolvency of Social Security, but Democrats screeched that the GOP wanted to steal benefits from Grandma and effectively killed the debate. To this day, they accuse Republican candidates of supporting Bush’s partial privatization plan as though it were the equivalent of Teapot Dome.
So why are Democrats now looking to partially nationalize existing 401(k) plans into the exact same kind of private/public pension system?

I absolutely despise Democratic Politicians. They are like lemmings. Head lemming (Read/Pelosi) gives direction, the rest follows blindly.

Didn’t we have had this in the past?
Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Mussolini, Chaves, Franco, anyone else you can think off?

10/28/2008 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birds of a Feather Flock Together:
1. Obama
2. Rev. Wright
3. Tony Rezko
4. Farahhan
5. Bill Ayers
6. numerous others

10/28/2008 10:37 PM  
Anonymous dirko said...

So who do all of you want in power leading (still, but maybe not for long) the most powerful, GDP-rich nation in the world? Do you really want another man who can't speak, or spell or even care to really bone up on his geography, history and understand the world he impacts every day with his decisions? What is everyone so damn afraid of here in America--so fracking what if you had/have a friend who is a bit lefty or who has radical views on Israel's foreign policy, or who thinks there should be more 'compassionate' action on behalf of the U.S. Gov't. I've lived in Europe for 12 years prior and gotta tell you, there are many things much better in Europe than America--healthcare (some countries only); focus on family/friends; taking more time to relax; etc etc etc. And now, in Western Europe/EU, several countries are adopting a corporate income tax that is lower than the U.S. I grew up on a cattle ranch, but that doesn't mean I think everyone should get to carry or fire an Uzi like the kid that just shot himself dead in Mass....come'on people. There's lots of things wrong in this country, and just because some of us have the guts to say it don't make us un-patriotice. Go back to Nazi-Germany to learn about fascism and the populist rhetoric that drew people in, based on fear...and you'll feel like you're watching FOX News, hook line and sinker. (a Former Republican turned Democrat after living too many years under a bush...)

10/28/2008 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked hard for 45 years and I give to many charities of my choice. The difference is choice not government orders. I frankly can't understand Americans being so brainwashed by all the Obama rhetoric. He's a phony and if he is elected I will just simply quit my job and become a full time volunteer. Why have the government take it away when I want to give it away my way.

10/29/2008 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a middle class tax payer, I would love to see my taxes lowered. But what I find completely mind boggling is the fact that no matter what "negative" issues are raised against Obama, no one, and I mean no one seems to hear them. What mystifying power does this man have over people? And that, I think should be what scares the heck out of all of us. How many radical people does this man need to have in his past before everyone wakes up?! We're not talking one person from like 30 years ago, who might have been a roommate in college. This man has continually surrounded himself with those who obviously think like him. And no one seems scared over this!!
And what about this interview with the Washington Post over the American flag pin? He doesn't want to wear the pin because he doesn't want to seem biased. Biased against who? Other Americans? Is he not supposed to be an American? Then his statements regarding The National Anthem. He would like to change that because of how other countries perceive it!! I don't think any other country thinks about us and what their anthem means to us.
Why in the world, whenever this man speaks, is it continually swept under the rug?
And in response to James' blog, how can an Obama supporter respond to the truth? You would have to be able to come up with an educated answer, not the brain-washed, garbage that this man has everyone believing.
Do I think McCain is the answer, I will honestly say I don't know. But I sure can tell you one thing, the way Obama has his supporters mesmerized by his "answers," has me truly scared to death if he would get into office.

10/29/2008 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama is just about whatever you think he is.He could be a Marxist ,if you think so.Such infinite capacity for variability and versatility is an inherent aspect of God in some eastern religions.That is why,a lot of enlightened American voters think Obama is a manifestation of God.

10/29/2008 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been waiting to see an article like this for a long time. It presents clear evidence of the socialist nation Obama wants. And all these promises from Obama to lower taxes are a joke. If he is elected, as predicted, for president, and he raises taxes (possibly double what they are now), you can only blame yourself for voting him in. Don't cry and pitch a fit like little children when your economic situation is worse than it already is once Obama takes office. If you want "change", you'll get it, but it won't be the kind you want or expect.

10/29/2008 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be interested in knowing how much od Obama's wealth has he voluntarily re-distributed. If he really believe this then why doesn't he re-distribute his wealth without the government doing it for him?

Oh and while we are seeking answers I wonder how many Obama backers re-distribute there wealth? Not wealthy you say? By whose standard of wealth are you measurnig your weath against?

I pefer to keep what I work for and let the lazy democrat looking to a hand out look elsewhere.

10/29/2008 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't see that Obama is bad news , you are blind. There is an email going around, someone's comments- not rumors or what have you- but truth. They said that people are willing to give up their freedoms just as long as Obama is President. That is scary. They are sucked into this trance. Giving all to him. He has NO military experience- only opinion. He obviously lies. Most politicians do, yes, even McCain. But look at the other things he supports. Partial birth abortion- the woman HAS the child- Labor and EVERYTHING, THen they kill the baby, he supports Islam, which is NOT a peaceful religion if you follow it by the book. HE is NOT a Christian- Christ would not do anything Obama Currently supports. I mean, He LOVES to be worshipped. ANY TRUE CHRISTIAN knows that there is only ONE GOD and you should worship only him. There is no Saviour beside Jesus. ANd Obama is NOT Jesus. Sorry, Jesus was not BLack, or white, his skin was probably very tan. ALl I can say is, I will be able to rejoice if either wins. If McCAin wins, Praise GOd! If Obama wins, he'll destroy the U.S. and prove other things, and I can say " I told you so...." I will be able to laigh at all these "BLack Panthers Racists" because they will make a fool of themselves either way- bragging or rioting. THings are bad because Obama has used RACE so much. WHo cares what color he is. He's half white, you just can't see it! I'm not WHITE by the way. In the summer, people think I'm Full blood indian, fall comes, my skin gets lighter, Winter then I'm fair. I am Mexican, Indian, Irish, you name it. RAce does not matter and the only campaign that pushes race is Obama's.

10/29/2008 1:18 PM  
Blogger Sevans said...

Mr. Lott,

You almost seemed to brag that you went to the same school as a man you obviously never really knew...If you did you certainly wouldn't be trying to perpetuate what you are.

You said: "I'm Amazed how lucky I am that I have had jobs where I could just think about whatever I wanted to think about…", and "…I have lived all across the country…".

You may have lived in different cities, but that does not mean you’ve lived in most “states”… You may have yourself a nice job but that doesn’t mean that you work hard or deserve your pay…And you may even have a PhD, but that doesn’t make you smart or mean that you don’t still have allot to learn. I have no doubt of your sincerity in what you believe-You may even "mean well"…but like that famous lady akin to the "guillotine"-she really didn’t have a clue either. You try to imply as if Mr. Obama may be some kind of socialist-simply because he cares about the people. I only wish that were true Mr. Lot-I really do…It would be far better than the mess we have now-A mess caused mostly by greed…by greedy, disloyal capitalists, and their mostly “Republican” politicians who’ve sold out our nation to the highest bidders; who’ve delivered us up on a platter to China, and who, once again, steal even more billions of our hard earned dollars in the biggest "entitlement bailout" in history. It is the same greed why people like you, CEO’s, and upper management, etc…are making hundreds of thousands-millions…while the “real workers”-who don’t have time to “think about whatever” they want to or even write in these silly blogs(which don’t seem to make much a difference anyway-because you will only choose to see whatever fits your own agenda).

You may choose to blame the hard working people of America-many of whom can no longer afford to own their own home or even afford the basic necessities-or perhaps you also blame the elderly, or the poor with all your rhetoric…but we know where the real blame lies. You may go on about “Joe the plumber” but “Joe the plumber” is “no ordinary Joe”…most Americans don’t come anywhere close to making over $250,000. So stop using that already worn out Cliché` for your greed. Bottom line-if our greedy capitalists, and politicians, had not sold us out we would be much the stronger, thriving, and better able to take care of our own. “Trickle down economics” simply doesn’t work... So, go wipe that “dribble” off your “turned up nose”, and try a little harder to look at the bigger picture-"the real one".

Mr. Obama is no Messiah, and it would truly take a “miracle worker” to completely fix this mess we’re in-but he does have a vision…a new & fresh plan…that has a whole lot more hope than the other guy’s-which is just more of that same old greedy capitalist’s agenda. No, thank you…I love this country...So I’ll vote for a better future-I'll vote for Obama!

10/29/2008 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how people tend to ignore Obama's socialist views, because that is exactly what it is. It also shows his lack of education in economics. For some reason, Left-wing liberals view the Federal Deficit as THE economy. The federal deficit is just the debt of the government. Our economy is every business and citizen of the US spending money on those goods and services said businesses provide.

The long term problem with Obama's "Tax the rich" plan, is that businesses will not just lay down and absorb these extra "costs". They will pass them on to the consumer. Prices will rise, and wages for those people that Obama is handing money to that don't pay taxes already, will lower. So now you have a true recession, and excessive inflation.

Sounds like a GREAT plan to me. Lets send the country into the tank. NOT.

And for the guy who's talking about the rich/poor gap being a redistribution of wealth, try thinking before posting. There is NO redistribution at all! It is a matter of scale. The rich tend to save and invest, thus building interest, as where the poorer people who save, and invest, have less money to do it with. Plain and simple. And if it weren't for Liberals pushing to extend CREDIT to people who couldn't afford it, the poorer class just might be able save a little more of that money instead of paying it in interest payments.

10/29/2008 3:22 PM  
Blogger Sevans said...

Mr. Lott,

You almost seemed to brag that you went to the same school as a man you obviously never really knew...If you did you certainly wouldn't be trying to perpetuate what you are.

You said: "I'm Amazed how lucky I am that I have had jobs where I could just think about whatever I wanted to think about…", and "…I have lived all across the country…".

You may have lived in different cities, but that does not mean you’ve lived in most “states”… You may have yourself a nice job but that doesn’t mean that you work hard or deserve your pay…And you may even have a PhD, but that doesn’t make you smart or mean that you don’t still have allot to learn. I have no doubt of your sincerity in what you believe-You may even mean well…but like that famous lady akin to the guillotine- she really didn’t have a clue. You try to imply as if Mr. Obama may be some kind of socialist-simply because he cares about the people. I only wish that were true Mr. Lot-I really do…It would be far better than the mess we have now…A mess caused mostly by greed…by greedy, disloyal capitalists, and their mostly “Republican” politicians who’ve sold out our nation to the highest bidders; and who’ve delivered us up on a platter to China. It is the same greed why people like you, and CEO’s, upper management, etc…are making hundreds of thousands-millions…while the “real workers”-who don’t have time to “think about whatever” they want to or even write in these silly blogs(which don’t seem to make much a difference anyway-because you will only choose to see whatever it is that you desire to-or whatever fits your comfort zone).

You may choose to blame the hard working people of America-many of whom can no longer afford to own their own home or even basic necessities-or perhaps blame the elderly, or the poor with all your rhetoric…but we know where the real blame lies. You may go on about “Joe the plumber” but “Joe the plumber” is “no ordinary Joe”…most Americans don’t come anywhere close to making over $250,000. So stop using that already worn out Cliché` for your greed. Bottom line-if our greedy capitalists, and politicians, had not sold us out we would be much the stronger, thriving, and better able to take care of our own. “Trickle down economics” simply doesn’t work... So, go wipe that “dribble” off your “turned up nose”, and try a little harder to look at the bigger picture.

Mr. Obama is no Messiah, and it would truly take a “miracle worker” to completely fix this mess we’re in-but he does have a vision…a new & fresh plan…that has a whole lot more hope than the other guy’s…which is just more of the same old greedy capitalist’s agenda. No, thank you…I love this country...So, I’ll vote Obama!

10/29/2008 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama will do anything do win this election, Lie, cheat, and steal!! He has proven that, I can't understand why anyone would vote for him PERIOD. He has lied from day one and continues to get caught everyday!! He just wants the POWER!! This will be a sad day in America, A very sad day if Obama gets in the White House!! The only people I have spoke to that are voting for Obama are uneduated people wanting the welfare, and because he is black, period. People need to wake up and realize this FAST!!!

10/29/2008 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I am not an expert in Economics but common sense would tell you Obama has no clue!! Raising taxes on Oil Companies etc. will only cause the loss of more jobs, us paying a lot more, and the economy suffering more than it is now. Obama can't give a straight answer to any question, NOT ONCE, it's always the same old answer, Yes we know the person lives on his street or his children go the school with his, they are not his economic ad. or foreign policy ad. but that does NOT in any way, shape or form answer the questions. WHY did he or why in the world would he associate with not that person but these PEOPLE!! It's not just one, there are several!! What is so hard about giving an explanation? He can't Period!! American is realizing that and will on Nov. 4th when they actually vote!!

10/29/2008 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not quote the entire text of what he said, rather than just the half that you can twist the meaning of?

10/29/2008 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Sean said...

I am terrified that this man will get elected and raise taxes and transform this country into a socialist one like European nations. There is no federal income tax mentioned in the Constituition and Barack just wants to raise them. A travesty this is.

10/29/2008 5:40 PM  
Anonymous R Skippy Gard said...

Comment by R Skippy Gard
October 29th, 2008 at 8:03 pm
Waiting for the Oct surprise… to hit… LA is in tank for Barry ”Steve” Obama… The bottom line Obama can not be President of the US, he is NOT a Natural Born American .. But if he can push through the photoshop doctored birth certificate through, (that his sister says he was born in Hosp A and Obama say he was born in Hosp B and his Granmas in Kenta says she was in the ER in Kenya when Obama was born. He can't push the fact away that when Obama's mom got married in Indoneshia Obama's than dad and mother lost there American Citizenzhip, if his Photoshop doctored Birth certificate hets push throuhg, But in order to go to school over there (Obama) for four years… he was declared an Indosiniam citizen... Again I say HE can NOT be President of the US, he doent fit the requirements in order to be president… Even FOX has not reported on this… and you know IN the TANK Obama Media is'nt going to… look up the present lawsuit in the 3rd fed circuit against Obama, who has requested that it be delayed till after the election… Proof is in the documents!

10/29/2008 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Rick said...

That fact that this question has occurred to so many people is reason enough to push for further information on Obama's associations with radical groups and individuals. Not to mention all of the requested personal info he has yet to deliver.

I am currently watching Obama's infomercial and it occurs to me that every plan Obama talks about, from healthcare to the climate, is a result of his experiences during the past year. I wonder if visiting with a manufacturing company once during the last 12 months is enough to put forth a plan for the entire country. I think it should require a much more in depth study, or at least some real experience.

10/29/2008 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is unreal for this great country. How can they promote fairness when the lack of that value is getting absent from the system ? Where is the country that is supposed to be an example to follow ? The whole world is watching you.

Some people tend to ignore that the disorder they are trying to promote is not a reflection of what the world should expect from them. It is very weird to discover that "he who says he carries the flag of the free world is displaying the worst example for others accross the world to follow. He is moving backwards." This is really surprising.

this election has enabled me to discover the hidden side of the United States of America. I have discovered a country exposing it's weaknesses and it's negligence of the past, present and future.

The World is choosing Obama to lead you. Do you think those who support him do not lovelike the United States ? you are completely wrong. This country should stand up for it's progressive but NOT regressive values which make up a great nation. If you fall apart as you are trying to do, the free world would fail. DO NOT LET HATRED AND ENVY darken your intergrity. Show the example.

10/29/2008 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for the people that don't see Obama as he really is.
He is a Marxist. He has admitted it in interviews, in a round about way.

I am not one of the rich. I live on SS and Air Force retired pay. I did not spend 20 years in the military to have someone like Obama change this country from being a country where you can be as successful as you want with hard work. I do NOT want anyone elses money. I will work for my own, even at 65 I continue to provide for my family.

10/29/2008 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want some used American flags after the Obamanation wins this media rigged election? I won't be needing mine anymore. Michelle is proud of her country now, but I am ashamed of it. The ignorance and shortsightedness of the Obamamanics and the sheer stupidity of the Republican party has me convinced that we are seeing the beginning of the end of a once great county. It's really too bad, this country really could have made it. RIP-USA

10/29/2008 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOBAMA!!!!

10/30/2008 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that people in this country want to take from one's paycheck and add to theirs. Most of the people that are making a higher income have earned that money from hardwork. Punishing hard workers is not the American way but it seems that Obama wants to make it the new American Way. There are countries that have this philosophy called socialism. What about being on a bandwagon that says he will have government jobs for those that want government money? No work - no pay!! Charity comes from churches and those that choose to give to those charities. Our government is not in the charity business but it seems that Obama feels that charity is better than making people work for their money. You would have to be living in a cave not to want to see what Obama is made of and what he stands for. This Harvard Graduate who took a trip around the world between colleges is all for the average middle class citizen??? Most middle class citizens don't have ties to Arab countries and their wealthy citizens to pay for these high expenditures. Doesn't anyone want to know how he was funded? There is a reason he is involved in Acorn. He is expecting all those that are living off the system at the present time to vote for him because he is promising that those that work hard will be sharing their paychecks with those that do not. Middle America needs to realize that this is not about you but about those that are not paying taxes at the present time getting more money from those of you that are working and paying taxes. I have never begruded hard working American's from profiting from their work ethics and profits of their labor. It makes one wonder why Obama begrudes them so much!!

10/30/2008 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama seems to have some kind of teflon on him when it comes to being associated with, well lets just call them undesirables in our society. Yet his defense is always that its not a big deal? People it is a "VERY, VERY, VERY BIG DEAL"!!!!!!! McCain is correct in saying that if it were himself with an undesirable org, the Leftist lunies and palosi patriarcs would have a field day with it!! Obama is a socialist and if he is elected I hope those who voted for him get their just rewards. He is going to make us a weaker country and this will open the door for more terrorism. As far as energy we need to drill and get Nuclear power plants built now, solar power is good but it does not even put a dent in the problem. Wake up america, either you remain free or give in to socialism? The choice is yours

10/30/2008 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 1930's and up to 1945, Josef Goebels used the airways to thunder Nazi propaganda at Germany and the Occupied Countries.
Behind these speeches was the knowledge that if you told the lie often enough, it will be believed.

Obama just spent the contributions of believers into swamping the airwaves of America for 30 minutes

Hitler was a spell-binding orator too.

Why does Obama remind me of those old days

10/30/2008 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness. I cannot wait until Barach Hussein Obama is our President, so that we can stop listening to the paranoid rants of the right wing. Don't you people get it yet? America is DONE with your lies and smears. We are DONE!!!!

I know who the "real Barack Obama is"...just like I know who the "real Sarah Palin" and the "real John McCain" are (and trust me - Sarah and John are hardly upstanding or honest people)...

Taxation is socialization, by definition. MY taxes have gone upwards for far too long now and this whole idea of "trickle down" is not working, in case ya'll haven't noticed. So, we will try it another way and I cannot WAIT!!!!!

10/30/2008 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marxism has been demonstrated to be a horrible failure wherever it has been tried. Rather than making the poor wealthy, it makes everyone poor. Furthermore, it oppresses, and enslaves the majority of its citizens. Only those political elitists and those unfamiliar with history could wish for Obama's style of Marxism to be enshrined in the US. Him and his marxist friends that he disowns (now that he is running for president) will bring nothing but pain and destruction if they get their way. If they do succeed in what they want to do, it will be one more proof for the history books of the abject failure of Marxism and the pain and poverty that it causes. Some people will never learn.

10/30/2008 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shepard Smith had the guts to say Obama support Isreal is a known fact... now the Fox News is all rabbid with the mystry LA Times Tape. The facts are in the article. They just want a Picture to put in an ad... to build fear... McCain is the one who is a danger. He has not called a stop of speach that brings out people planning assasinations, or carve in their faces and make charges that were intended to change an election... and cause fear between the races... 2 people were not just heckeled at a McCain Rally, but manhandled and lives threatened... their crime... an OBAMA T Shirt and a Sign at a MC Cain Gathering. IF Obama's relationship of being a neighbor, and on the same University Staff and sharing few meals with a person who has Expertise in Palestinian affairs is some how linked to his judgment on Israel... with the Suggestion of the PLO / Terrorist Connection being made. How about telling the whole story of what is in the Times. AND... Add that MCCain Gave 230,000 dollars of US Taxpayer's Money to a Terrorist for a Terrorist Study in a Place where Terrorists Live and Function. So you could report McCain Sponsors Terrorism.... and you'd be closer to the truth of the two relationships... Being an opinionated expert on Middle Eastern Relations, does not make a person a terrorist, or a radical.

McCain Spent 6 Years with Communist Enemy... Did He Convert? Where are his 32 Propaganda Tapes? There are fellow POW's who say he was a Collaborator. THEY WERE THERE...

10/30/2008 5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain spent 6 years with Communists. Where are his propaganda tapes he made for the NVC? Fellow POW's say he was a collaborator... got favors... They were there.

Did he convert?

He did give this Palistianian Guy Money for a "Research Study"..

10/30/2008 5:42 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

With so many reporters seeming to support Obama, many people do not trust the reporters' judgment. That is why the video should be released.

10/30/2008 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't have to look any further then Obama's new symbol replacing our American flag to see his intentions. If that doesn't convince you then read my personal favorites from the following sites.


www.chicagosocialistparty.com
http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive



New Ground 47 July-Aug 1996

New Party Update By Bruce Bentley

1st paragraph "The Chicago New Party is increasely becoming a viable political organization that can make a difference in Chicago politics. It is crucial for a political organization to have a solid infastructure and visible results in its political program. The New Party has continued to solidify this base."



3rd paragraph- "Secondly, the NP's 96 Political Program has been enormously successful with 3 or 4 endorsed candidates winning electoral primaries. All four candidates attended the NP membership meeting on April 11th to express their gratitude."



Middle of the paragraph- Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.



New Ground 42 September -October 1995

Chicago New Party Update by Bruce Bentley

4th sentence "There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house parties.Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a grassroots base." NOTE : "house parties like a party at Ayers' house???



1st paragraph last sentence: Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.



2nd paragraph-"The political entourage included.....and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer." "Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat."



Last paragraph-"Indeed it was an exciting evening because the NP has two crucial components. First, the NP is a true "Rainbow Coalition" consisting of both young and aged African Americans, Hispanics and Caucasions. Although ACORN and SEIU Local 880 were the harbingers of the NP there was a strong presence of CoC and DSA. Moreover a good 8% were younger Generation X'ers who are critically needed."

first and second to the last sentence- "Four political candidates were "there" seeking NP support." "The NP is strategically organizing via house parties and tactically entering only elections that they can win."



New Ground 42 Sept-Oct 1995 Other DSA news

The Socialist Summer School , a joint project of Chicago DSA and Chicago CoC.



New Ground 47 A New Organizing Approach to Politics

1st paragraph "Our labor party exists in order to build a powerful movement around our new agenda.."



3rd bullet- "Our organizing approach to politics will rely on building a movement that promotes actions to force elected officials and candidates to speak to our issues as we define them."

" Therefore, we propose that the Labor Party commit its resources to a strategy based on mass recruitment and political actions that go beyond the electoral process to shift the national debate towards our agenda."



last bullet-2nd sentence "The Labor Party will not endorse candidates of any kind, will not run people for office, and will not spend any Labor Party resources on electoral campaigns, before an electoral strategy is adopted by a national Labor Party convention, nor before we prove capable of recruiting and organizing sufficient numbers of working people around a new agenda."



New Ground 28 Dec. 1992-Jan 1993

Illinois Blazes Progressive Paths

-lists former Black Panther Party Leader Bobby Rush's election to the US House -



New Ground 28

Third Annual Radical Scholars Conference A Muted Success

2nd sentence " This panel heard from successively: Abdul Alkalimat, a bookstore owner and advocate of black -led, Marxian revolution, who advocated that the Left encourage more Los Angeles-style "insurrections"

last couple of sentences -Bogdan Denitch-"He would love to see a global movement of Green revolutionaries led by people of color, that on this planet, the mass Left is the hundred or so social democratic and labor parties, and that if we wanted to have a strategy, it should be to emulate them and work in coalition with them."

New Ground 46 May -June 1996
A Future for Socialism by Gene Birmingham
1st paragraph "This book is for everyone interested in socialism's future, even though addressed directly to christians.

New Ground vol 5 nos 4-5 winter 1991
A Call to Action by Bruce Bentley

Note:This call to action article/newsletter -has too many red flags to list. "Powers that Be", Marx, Hegel, Freire, "will to power"-Nietzsche, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Alinsky-(Rules for Radicals pg 113)--Power is the reason for being of organizations.
Note: This Bentley guy doesn't mention Nietzsche's --"ubermensch"-German for overman or Superman. Obama explains his origin at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner as...."Born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor L. to save the planet earth." (per Cspan archives) -------Well, I think that some jokes are just to obvious to be funny.

10/30/2008 9:06 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

It is astounding that Obama-supporters insist on explaining away ANY criticism of this man. Don't you all realize this is CULT behavior? No, easier to blame the hate-filled Republicans. Kill the messenger, how novel. WE are the ones, at risk to our own party in this election, trying so desperately to WARN you.
There are SO ways this man-in-hiding has shown his true colors, but half America simply doesn't want to look. His accumulation of past alliances, SYMPATHIES, and what little record he has adds up -but with enough money we have now seen you can "change" the sum of
2 + 2.

Obama is such a major national-security risk because of his life-long associations, that if elected President he would not qualify to be his own body-guard!

This nation has become all about the packaging and who cares what's in the package. At least check that price tag, folks - you CAN'T AFFORD IT.

10/30/2008 9:14 AM  
Blogger Sevans said...

Dear Anonymous:

I too am sorry...Sorry that you have been so obviously duped by all the rhetoric & lies....Obama is certainly no Marxist....He does not want to destroy our system of government or marketing-He wants to strengthen & enhance it! He only wants the American dream back-for "all" people...He's not talking about handouts for the undeserved-but "hand-ups"...jobs with livable wages/equal pay for equal work...education...and health care for all Americans-Americans who are hard working & deserve the basic necessities of life. Putting people first, and ending unfair trade practices that are destroying our economy...and selling us all out to China-and overseas capitalists. Was America a Marxist society back in the 40's-60's? Of course not...yet we had more protective safeguards, better trade agreements, and our economy was stronger & flourished. That's what he wants-a stronger, better America. Don't you? What's wrong with wanting our country back? Back to a place of strength & respect globally, and nationally. I'm not talking about absolute isolationism or extreme protectionism-only fair trade-fair taxation-fair wages-better opportunities for all Americans, and charity that begins at home & not overseas. I've never been partisan...but We've been sold out...sold out by the republican party, and the big businesses they represent.

You may be extremely pro-capitalism...and that's fine. Like most things-it works in moderation...but putting capitalism, money, power, & corporate greed ahead of people & country-is capitalism in the extreme-and capitalism gone wrong. I choose to put America & Americans first-before corporations. I don't want to walk into a souvenir shop in Texas, or Colorado, and find the label saying-"made in China"...I don't want my children drinking apple juice imported from China-when we have the best Apples right here in NY & Washington State...I am sick & tired of calling my bank or airline's customer service & having to speak to someone in India...about my account or services right here in America! I don't want my children to loose their homes someday, like Mommy & Daddy did, because GE suddenly closed their doors here & then outsourced to India. Ultra-rich Ceo's, corrupt money lenders, bankers & traders,Oil companies, large multi-national corporations, who are disloyal to America, are getting blood thirsty rich off of us-and sucking us dry. No...No more...Go ahead Call me, call Obama, a Marxist if you want-call us whatever lying republican propaganda you want to...but I love my country and I will not see it go down to hell without a fight. I will fight for my country-not in some overseas corporate war for power & oil...but right here at home-fighting for our lives-fighting for our right to exist...to be free from corporate tyranny & depravation…Fighting with words...fighting with truth, and fighting with votes...Votes for President Obama! See you on Election Day!

10/30/2008 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Concerned_Dad said...

Ignoring for now the issue of "redistribution of wealth" and explore the Marxist label.

My daughter asked me last week if the labels of socialist or communist would apply to Sen. Obama. She's never been one to ask easy questions. I sent her to the encyclopedia to look up definitions. One of the classical definitions of communism is that the industry (methods of creating wealth) must be seized and controlled by the government. Obama has certainly proposed controlling/seizing the insurance industry, but he has not proposed grabbing all industry, banks or wealth production. Please note that Obama, Bush and McCain have already taken a chunk of the banking industry with the bailout. So I told my daughter that Obama cannot be shown with certainty to be a communist at this point, but since he's grabbing for government control of wealth generation (i.e. the health insurance industry) I could see him being called a "modular" communist for wanting to grab power for the government. And if he's elected, for his administration of that government as president.

10/30/2008 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this will be hard for people to hear: If you are running for the President of The United States, any previous statement, written comment, vote or personal/professional association is basically fair game to be aked about. I am not supporting asking some of the low-brow stuff like why John McCain has a dark-skinned child or why Barack Obama has relatives living in abject poverty here in the US. But if you put yourself out there, things will be asked.

We need to know these people and have our questions answered. Why is it racist to ask someone about something they actually said or did? Especially if it goes against the platform on which they run for office?

On another note, for those of you who keep quoting "lowering taxes for 95% of Americans": can anyone explain to me how that is even possible? If close to 40% of Americans pay no federal income tax at all (they get refunds or EIC), you cannot "lower" their taxes any more than zero. You CAN outright give them more money (higher rebates or more EIC). But there is an inherent flaw in the statement- "lowering taxes on 95% of Americans". Perhaps it is only 95% of those who actually pay taxes
who might get a tax cut, but that number actually looks quite different:

Out of 100 people:
40 pay no tax, so it cannot be decreased
60 pay tax. Of those, the top 5% will see a tax increase (3 people). The other 95% (57 people)could see a tax decrease, assuming they make less than $250,000 per year.

10/30/2008 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The taxes proposed don't raise ANYONE's tax rate to 40%. Why do so many people believe such blatant lies and misinformation. The proposed "wealth redistribution" is only a return to Reagan era taxation.

Are you going to call Reagan a Socialist???

10/30/2008 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why hasn't all this information come out sooner than 1 week before the election!? People need to know!"

Because it is a blatant lie that can be easily disproved. The longer people have to investigate it, the less effect it has. Expect more "surprise" announcements throughout the weekend...

10/30/2008 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and a number of very wealthy individuals have spoken out that the current tax system is unfair as well. Are they socialists also?

10/30/2008 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The taxes proposed don't raise ANYONE's tax rate to 40%."-

question- wasn't the highest tax bracket under Clinton 38%? Isn't Obama planning to get rid of the Bush tax cuts, which would put the tax brackets back to where they were under Clinton?

You are right. The highest tax bracket would not be 40%. It would be 38%.

10/30/2008 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone on this post please describe for me a "Fair" tax plan?

10/30/2008 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can anyone on this post please describe for me a "Fair" tax plan?

10/30/2008 1:54 PM


RESPONSE: Yes, a flat tax with NO exemptions. That way you would know. if you earn $40,000.oo/yr thaen you would take $40,000.00 times the tax rate and that would be what you owe. Simple.

10/30/2008 3:42 PM  
Blogger jmgldsmth said...

Yes I can describe a fair tax plan:
Place the USA on a monetary system based on only our country's wealth of labor; return to the "Gold Standard" temporarily; value the natural resources and, industrial wealth inheirent in the USA; exit the Wilson era i.e. Colonel Edward Mandell House laws. Remove all external influences on us i.e. the UN; the new deal, repeal the Bretton Woods laws et.al. example: no FED no graduated income tax; repeal of the EPA, IRS etc. in other words withdrawal and, a return to fiscal "isolationism" as we are now expirencing the removal of all our credit to Brussels anyway; refusal of foreign debt to banks. no national debt agreement; 80 percent reduction of government an ammendment to the constitution barring lobbists and,soft money: congress receives no salary and, serves as an "honor" a complete return to the 1900's patriotism, then: we won't need any tax at all. But, that said: the personal sales tax is the best choice as of now.

10/30/2008 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deece said, Look beyond the smoke and mirrors, who knows Senator Obama? His insecurity and inability to judge is reflected in his associates. He surrounds himself with radicals, extremists and others of very dubious character. Open book he is not. How many Freddie/Fannie crooks are now enmeshed at the top of his campaign and looking for cushy jobs in the presidency, at least three the government should put in jail. Obama is a fine orator and talks the good talk. I am reminded of the man who was called the "Great Orator". At least we have some knowledge of McCain, he was proud to serve his country. Not the best, but better than a man with no substance at all.

10/30/2008 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is just a fancy way of saying "spread the wealth". For those of you who don't know or refuse to acknowledge it, the first quote was made by Karl Marx, the second quote, well I think we all KNOW who said that one. And you liberals say Nobama isn't a Marxist?

10/30/2008 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox News needs to get off the "Democrats are the Devil" high horse that it likes to ride on. Enough said...

10/30/2008 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama uses a visually, cognitively, and emotionally stimulating language that forces your mind to follow
slowly by experiencing his phrases, instead of just listening to them. The pauses never get boring like other
people who speak slowly, because each phrase by Obama that is only a few words long, is by itself
sufficient to capture your attention, and hold it with thought, or imagination, or an image, until the next
phrase is spoken. Visual and sensory imagery in the hypnotist’s speech is an effective element that uses the
subject’s own imagination while listening to the speech to bring them deeper into trance

10/30/2008 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Obama certainly isn't spreading around any of his own wealth. He has relatives living in squalor -- his Kenyan "auntie Zeituni" was just discovered by the Times of London to be living in a South Boston public housing project.

And adding insult to injury, this poor woman contributed money to his campaign; I think it was something like $260, which, in her circumstances, is a great deal of money.

Obama also has a half-brother living in a shack in Kenya on a pitifully meager amount of money.

I guess Obama will want us to do as he says but not as he does.

10/31/2008 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dirko go back to Europe if its so much better......America is about small government,a place your children learn that hard work is rewarded not hand outs for sitting on your uneducated arses.

10/31/2008 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what conservatives don't understand is that "spread the wealth" doesn't sound too bad to most people - considering the majority of wealth is in the hands of 2% of the people. The McCain campaign can hammer away using terms like "socialist" - but these terms don't mean much to the average american - except maybe the average Joe. I am a person who is earning over $250K - and my life is great. As a Christian I truly feel it is my obligation to share my wealth with others. I do work hard for my money - but it's this hard work - not the money - that defines me. I gladly pay my taxes to support this war we are in and to provide opportunities to those not born into an educated well-adjusted family like mine. I believe in trickle-up - and helping those less fortunate will ultimately make this a better and safer country for my daughters to live in. Obama is speaking to the average Americans - if McCain had a chance to win - he blew it by taking this "socialist" route. It's too bad for him - I used to support him - but his campaign is not something I can support.

10/31/2008 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If spreading the wealth is so important to Mr. Obama, why is his aunt living in poverty in Boston? Shouldn't he start with his own family? Or does his 'wealth' not count?

I didn't read all of the comments before mine, but I hope I'm not the only one who has noticed this.

10/31/2008 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 13 can't run a Burger King, how can one run the free world?

10/31/2008 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we tax corporations (obviously the bad guy and scapegoat lately) we force them out. No wonder they move their operations overseas. If we want them to come back and generate the huge amount of jobs we all need, we must give them tax breaks. They are not the big bad wolf Mr. Obama claims them to be. Wake up people !

10/31/2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger cmblake6 said...

Superb. Absolutely superb. Here's hoping it is WELL heard throughout the nation!

10/31/2008 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Mike in TN said...

EXCELLENT article that points out MUCH that Obama's own supporters either do not know, or do not want to know, about this man who I am not timid in saying is the most UNQUALIFIED candidate of a major political party in any sort of election.
Keep up the fine work!!

11/01/2008 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think what conservatives don't understand is that "spread the wealth" doesn't sound too bad to most people - considering the majority of wealth is in the hands of 2% of the people.
____________________________

Reply: The point is, it is their money, not mine or yours. Let them keep it and I will earn mine and you can accept the handouts from the government.

11/01/2008 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather live under a government that has the same policies and programs than live in a communist government that is lead by an ambitious, sly and cunning Obama.If Obama wins, the United States will not only be a communist and socialist country that is governed by a radical and liberal two faced (democratic and communist)President whose philosophies are based on Karl Marx and the other queer socialists. As for Obama, his associations are telling. I don't know why the people still are so blind to this. Mc Cain and Bush are the lesser evil of the three and as for Obama, he is the most weird and queer politician in the face of the planet. Btw,the guy who is an avid fan of Obama and who mentioned that lowering taxes for the 95% or whatever. Don't be too naive. Please also to one of the bloggers, DO NOT JUSTIFY REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA BECAUSE THAT IS NOT DEMOCRACY THAT IS COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM. I REALLY SHOULD ASK THE OBAMANIANS TO SEROUSLY GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND STUDY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST WORLD AND ONE THAT IS NOT BEFORE THEY BLOG THE WRONG INFORMATION HERE. THEIR FACTS AND VIEWS ABOUT OBAMA AND HIS BELIEFS HERE ARE SO INANE AND DISTORTED!NO WONDER THEY CAN EASILY GET SWAYED BY THE UNENDING SPEECHES AND RHETORICS OF THAT PRETENTIOUS OBAMA.....NOBAMA FOREVER...I WILL NOT BOW DOWN TO A LIAR AND HYPOCRITE LIKE HIM. ALSO, WHY ARE YOU SO SURE THAT OBAMA IS NOT OUT TO DESTROY THIS GOVERNMENT AND COUNTRY WHEN IN IN HIS VEINS RUN A FOREIGN BLOOD (KENYAN) AND HE HAS TIES WITH TERRORISTS AND BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGISTS??????WHY DO YOU SAY THAT HE WANTS THE AMERICAN DREAM BACK WHEN HE WILL SPREAD THE WEALTH. YOU ARE SO DERANGED!!!!!!!

11/01/2008 3:38 AM  
Anonymous Gabriel said...

Oh come on - this is getting ridiculous! Surely even John Lott must be wearying of John Lott's convoluted attempts to make Obama seem like the scary one and Republicans seem reasonable. John - the last eight years have seen the progressive decay of your country under the administration of the Republican party; a party largely made up of incompetents and swindlers. Your response is what? "Be scared of Obama - he is a democrat"? The ship is about to hit an iceberg John (if it isn't already sinking) and you are on deck shouting about what a disaster it would be if the ship were painted a different colour. Grow up.

11/01/2008 10:08 AM  
Blogger ChromeLightning said...

McCain - Palin = Country and Freedoms First, AND - We can KEEP OUR Change!

At the events, signs should say:

Restore the Republic! Country and Freedoms First, AND - We can KEEP OUR Change!

With the emphasis on the "AND": as in when Obama says - change we need, - my point is - ya, our change he needs, - to pay for his socialistic engorgement of the government!

Pushing for truth!

Obama's family members are facing deportation for being here illegally, just in the news! Seriously. I have not link yet, but will post it in my blog!

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/01/barack-obamas-kenyan-aunt-living-illegally-boston/#

Obama has a gang who are following him around and they are padding his numbers and making it APPEAR he has more followers than he does, they are the same people, and even dead people - just ask ACORN who registered them... IT IS AN ILLUSION, he only has about a fourth of the followers as appears as he has.

Obama fear mongers with his elitist agenda (With his posture in the psychological "just overcame hardship or oppression pose he ALWAYS is in and makes me nauseous) stating or implying the following:
Obama says = "off the plane reporters, back of the bus, or better yet walk, ", "we are watching you joe walk on the line or else ", "McCain will take your Medicare and so seniors, be afraid of him". "Now, vote for us, but fear us so you don't defy us or ask us hard questions we are to stupid to give a quality answer.", "Israel is an enemy and we can just hang out and talk to the terrorists and it will all be fine.", "Oh, ya we are guaranteed to have a terrorist attack after I am in office, just ask Biden.", "I never knew the people I knew for twenty years and I am not even sure where I was depending on who you are asking me that.", "What is VICTORY?, me and my friends hang out and they say, to bad we did not do more bombings to America.", "You need a birth certificate, hey joe can you scrape me up one of those?", "DO NOT ASK about my cousin in Kenya who is involved in genocide, the children who sing to me as their messiah, well, then Fericon (sp?) who says I actually am the messiah, eh, just do NOT talk to anyone and if they ask you hard questions, just yell over them and do not give them an answer.", "Was I supposed to be experienced, well at least I have fought for the rights of Marxist organizations, Illegal voter registrations, oppression of anyone who is in my way or who I can step on for my advantage, illegals hiding in the USA, and well pretty much anything anti-American, come to think of it.", "I am on the homeland security watch list, I thought that meant they were voting for me..."

Also Biden said he has had it "up to here, with patriotism!", saw it on fox news today - I was shocked and sickened.

WAKE UP PEOPLE! VOTE MCCAIN - PALIN

also his whining has to stop, "they keep picking on me", oh grow some and suck it up and take it like a man not a mouse! He is a woos!

watch the videos and go to the links on this blog:

www.chromelightning.blogspot.com
(Not in the News yet - Obama video that will scare you more than Halloween!)

Obama OPPRESSION, - ignorance about how they do what they say others should not, then complain someone hurt their feelings by telling the truth about facts, avoiding actually stating the facts because the other party was actually RIGHT, then rallying followers by getting their pity.

Obama acts like he is claiming some place in history for being Black. I see him as a MAN, he sees COLOR!!! If I was looking at people that way and wanted a "BLACK man", it would be someone who had qualities that stood out to me as special qualities that a Black man may more likely have, like not taking ANY BULL from anyone, say like Mr. T from the A-Team, or some exceptional man with a reputation for being a true patriot, not a whiner who just goes on about how hard his life was and how he gets picked on and whining about names he gets called.

Someone who uses their time for explaining to the audience numbers that add up, policies that give freedom to the people, and how the people can take their government back, how they can make a difference in their government in detail, he wastes so much time whining! Someone like Chris Gardner who is a true American and I NEVER heard him WHINE!!!!!

Vote for a person, not a color and NOT A WHINER!

Also the time frame of wall street's big loss (Huckabee's experts say was economic terrorism) to Obama gaining huge in campaign donations was the same time it would take to transfer funds from one bank account to another, giving time to split it up into smaller donations and such. His campaign has not released where they got all that money. You do the math.

Oh America, please don't turn your ear to the pied piper, wake up, the emperor is naked, STAND and defend her, she needs us to rise up and protect her from those who would infiltrate our boarders, manipulate our systems and destroy us from within as stated by Kenyans about Obama as they sing praise to him and call him their Messiah who will destroy the American PIGS from within and eagerly await his rise to power.
sigh....

feel free to share, but not my name, obama will hunt me down like joe or something...

11/01/2008 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing out the facts. I do not think America can survive a term with Obama. Either he will lose the country to radicals within on without or he will do the communist thing and take over the country permanently. You will never be able to voice legitimate dissent for either the government or the goons that attack web sites and such will hush all criticism.

11/01/2008 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I am SO GLAD to see someone brave enough to FINALLY point out the truth about Obama. I am just disappointed it's not up front and center on every media outlet that exists. The media obviously has an agenda that doesnt include what is best for this country. God help us if Obama succeeds in stealing this election. These issues plus the voter fraud issues which are linked to Obama's supporters needs to be on the headlines of every paper and every tv station's news. I would actually benefit from Obama's promises (which I don't believe he will keep) but I am willing to sacrifice any unearned benefits and earn my keep with hard work like I always have to keep this man from destroying this awesome country. Land of the free, home of the brave, land of OPPORTUNITY....not land of government control and welfare.

11/01/2008 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting how a well-documented and logically presented article such as this draws such illogical points made in response. For example: because the wealthiest American citizens and businesses already pay most of the taxes, its okay for them to pay even more. Another example: no he's not because I say so or because McCain said the same thing in some undocumented statement.

One should realize that a logical argument should be responded to in fashion. Present some documented proof why Obama is not a socialist. More of a bad thing like socialism is not any better; more of a bad thing makes things worse. Just because the US uses a progressive tax system does not legitimize turning that system into a welfare program.

Too bad its not just bloggers that make illogical conclusions or bad arguments, its also campaign officials. A few days ago, an Obama spokesperson attacked FOX for airing some of Obama's statements concerning his desire for the Supreme Court to encorporate "redistributive change" in civil rights issues. The reason FOX shouldn't have aired it? Obama said it 7 years ago. The logical response: how many years ago does he have to say something for it to be relevant? 5 years? 3 years? Only during this campaign?

My point: either make a logical argument as to why these documented allegations are both incorrect and irrelevant, or agree with them. Just because Obama is cool (and he is), does not mean that he is perfect. If he agrees to socialist tenets and hangs with Marxist professors (see "Dreams of My Father"), then a label of "socialist" or "Marxist" would apply to him. Follow the logic; follow the facts.

11/01/2008 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM TOTALLY AGAINST THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. THE TRILLION DOLLARS THAT BUSH HAS GIVEN TO WALL STREET IS JUST A LOAN OF WORKING CAPITAL. I'm sure they'll pay it back in no time.

11/02/2008 1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where to begin…

1) To those making comments on how the tax breaks will give money to people not making money: I will spell it out for you. If someone is not making money or is making under the required tax bracket range, then you can’t tax them. How then, can you give money (aka tax breaks) to those not making it in the first place? Food stamps are for food, not money. Nowhere can people go to trade in food stamps for money so they can buy crack or whatever stereotypical situation you have floating around in your head. Side note: I love the post where the individual was giving themselves props on weaning themselves off food stamps and welfare. Well, congratulations, That’s What You’re Supposed To Do! That system was never meant for people to live off it, it was meant for people who had fallen on hard times and needed help to proactively dig themselves out of the financial hole they were in lest they starve to death or die of exposure. No Democrat, however left-leaning, endorses a career on living off the government. I believe the phrase they do endorse is “help those who help themselves”? How very Christian of the Democrats who follow that creed. Kind of makes you wonder then about the people that oppose it.
2) I’m sure at some point most of us here have either been fired or have seen someone get fired for incompetence. How many people have you known that have been fired received severance or a bonus that exceeded their annual income? How many of you who have been fired had your boss tell you “I’m letting you go because you are not only useless around here, but you make our profits go down. So, in lieu of that, here is a check for $50,000 even though you only grossed $35,000 this past year. Security will need your badge now.” I’ve seen so many posts on here about “I’m so hardworking, it’s not fair what Obama wants to do, etc.” Yet you are the first to stand up and howl when individuals like Obama say that excessive CEO incomes are unfair and need to be curbed. Oh Socialism! Oh Communist! So, you’re willing to have your health insurance payments go up every year and your raises not cover the cost of living and your 401K matching go down because your company can’t afford it while your failing CEO gets ousted with a benefits package with so many zeros it would take you 5 lifetimes at your current rate of pay to even match it. Obama doesn’t want the company to pass their taxes on to the consumer. He wants companies to stop awarding incompetence at the executive level. You love to say “But they earned to be where they are, that’s the American dream!” I say where is that dream when you get in that automobile accident and have medical bills that your insurance plan won’t cover (because universal healthcare is BAD, right?) and your meager, laughable raise at work won’t cover and suddenly you have to get a 2nd job and end up creating more health problems for yourself? That’s the American Dream too, right?
3) Finally, get off the whole “big government” issue already. It was the government that protected your assets in the bank when IndyMac and all the other banks went under and increased the insured amount for your protection. It was the government that supposedly “bailed out” Wall Street (when even some of that was used to fund executive vacations, yes, your hard-earned tax dollars so someone who was already living the American Dream can take it to a whole next level) and it will be the government who will, yet again, bail your behind out of dependence upon other nations for energy by endorsing alternative fuels (if Obama gets elected and delivers on campaign promises). We Can Still Make Money by Becoming a World Leader on the Technological Advancement of Alternative Fuels. Hello! Remember when the US was ahead in the world on technology? Wouldn’t it be nice to be back on top instead of borrowing money from China? They need to be borrowing from us, not the other way around. Maybe then we can redistribute that wealth back into our educational systems (among other, equally vital entities) to produce smarter, harder working individuals with a strong sense of pride, dignity, and ethics instead of these so-called ‘patriots’ who love to name-call their own fellow citizens and use hate-speech and fear tactics in a pathetic, bullying attempt to gain the upper hand.
4) Last one, I promise: I hear a lot about what McCain will ‘prevent’ from happening if he gets elected over Obama. I have yet to hear what he will actually Do for you.

11/02/2008 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rather live under the government that I trust that suffer in the hands of liberals, radicals, leftists and socialists like you Obamanians. The question to you Obama fanatics (which you are because you like fainting when you see him) is that are you ready to go down with Obama as he sinks this country down and transform it to a communist country like Russia? Good luck as he spreads your paycheck, ergo wealth around. Here's to your happy little life with Obama.

11/02/2008 3:15 AM  
Blogger Madonna said...

Regardless as to how it is packaged or rationalized, taxing one group and giving it to anyone else, is wrong.

11/02/2008 8:21 AM  
Blogger Mom/Aunt Sue said...

You're sure they'll pay it back "in no time"? Like they paid back the Savings and Loan bailout? Ha! And the stipulation that they pay back the Wall Street Bailout was added only AFTER the Dems refused to pass it without the safeguards for the American taxpayer. Bush just wanted to give the $700 million to Wall Street, and that sounds like corporate WELFARE to me. Almost 95% of our nation's debt has accrued during 20 of the last 28 years, during the Republican presidencies (Reagan, Bush I, Bush II). Clinton was the only president in the past 28 years to give us a balanced budget and a budget SURPLUS. Yes, the Republicans are certainly the party of "borrow and spend" yet they yap about making it on their own with hard work. Wall Street isn't making it on its own with hard work, is it?! The Republicans enabled the unregulated capitalism of Wall Street and now have to "nationalize" the Wall Street losers (another word for "community ownership" or communism) in order to prevent another Great Depression. Vote for Obama for a better, more just, America. The elitist with 13 personal vehicles and 10 houses (McCain) has no clue about what's happening in this country to the middle class. Obama knows what's happening to the middle class (we're getting shafted) and he's going to make this a better nation for all of us.

11/02/2008 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxes, blah blah blah... I want to know more about this public security force. In one of the debates, the first (not the last) I heard him mention this group he talked about earning college tuition for this 'service'.

That is what the military does. Do he then plan to lessen the appeal of our military and destroy it from the inside?

11/02/2008 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO:
Anonymous said...
I think what conservatives don't understand is that "spread the wealth" doesn't sound too bad to most people - considering the majority of wealth is in the hands of 2% of the people. The McCain campaign can hammer away using terms like "socialist" - but these terms don't mean much to the average american - except maybe the average Joe. I am a person who is earning over $250K - and my life is great. As a Christian I truly feel it is my obligation to share my wealth with others.
-----------------------------------
Response:
If you really do make over 250k / yr and you want to spread your wealth as a Christian, then give to a legitimate charity or to someone in need. Don't be so lazy that you make the Government have to do it for you. They may not dispurse your charity in the places you would appreciate.

11/02/2008 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing as it may seem that a presidential condidate can be asked if he is a Marxist or Socialist is the fact that the people and press allow him to speak as though he is and they seem to have no problem with it. For a candidate to associate himself throughout his life with extremely radical figures, for himself to proclaim similar radical views, to call Americans selfish, to say we have to much, that we need to cut back on almost everyting we have, to do with less says a lot about where we are as a country. I fear that if Obama is elected we will be in for some very dark days ahead.

11/02/2008 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Scott Parsons said...

My wife and I own a small real estate related business. In the last year we've laid off 14 of our freinds. That sure isn't W's fault. This is the land of opportunity, not entitlement. Here's how my wife explained Obama to our grandkids that we're raising:
Kid: What's the difference Between Obama and McCain.
Adult: You get an allowance every week for doing your chores, for working, right?
Kid: Yes mam.
Adult: Mr. Obama wants to take half your allowance that you worked to earn and give it to another kid who just sat around and didn't earn anything.
Kid: Mr. Obama is incorrect!

I don't care what label you want to stick on Obama, Take your pick. What I do know is a 5 year old summed up his policy in 5 words. "Mr. Obama is incorrect."

We're hurting and some government money would sure be nice right now but that is wrong.

We're voting McCain.

BTW John: You've been personal hero ever since "More Guns, Less Crime". I took a lot of crap on Slate back in the day defending you when I still thought it was possible to use logic on liberals. HA! :)

11/02/2008 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just love to know why Obama is never pushed to answer questions. If he denies something...the people are just suppose to take him for his word...the media never hounds him to elaborate...like they do McCain.

Obama and Biden try so hard to push the issue with Bush. Americans are smart enough to figure all that out on their own...but seem to have blinders on when regarding Obama. Bush and McCain are from the same party...share some of the same ideology...and have sat on some of the same committees. Therefore according to the Obama/Biden definition this makes them the same. However the fact that Obama has sat on committees, wrote blurs, introduced individuals at parties, shares some the same ideology as the radical individuals that he has been associated with, well doesn't that make him part of the same. Time and time again he has been found to have associations with radical people...but the American people should just ignore that....

And let’s not forget the polls that track which candidate other countries are hoping for...since when is that a good thing....some of the countries tracked in these polls don't like us so why do we care who is their favorite candidate.

11/02/2008 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you give a feast, invite the
poor, because they are not able to
pay you back.God will repay you."
Luke14:13-14

There's a scene in Frank Capra's
movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in
which Gary Cooper explains his
concern for the poor. He says:
"There will always be leaders and
followers. It's like the road out in
front of my house. It's on a steep
hill. And every day I watch the cars
climbing up. Some go lickety-split
up that hill in high--some have to
shift into second--and some
sputter and shake and slip back to
the bottom again. And I say that
the fellas who can make the hill in
high should help those who can't.
That's all I'm trying to do with the
money I inherited. Help the fellas
who can't make the hill in high."
I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.

11/03/2008 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you give a feast, invite the
poor, because they are not able to
pay you back.God will repay you."
Luke14:13-14

There's a scene in Frank Capra's
movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in
which Gary Cooper explains his
concern for the poor. He says:
"There will always be leaders and
followers. It's like the road out in
front of my house. It's on a steep
hill. And every day I watch the cars
climbing up. Some go lickety-split
up that hill in high--some have to
shift into second--and some
sputter and shake and slip back to
the bottom again. And I say that
the fellas who can make the hill in
high should help those who can't.
That's all I'm trying to do with the
money I inherited. Help the fellas
who can't make the hill in high."
I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.

11/03/2008 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Lott's silly attempt at journalism is a farce. Obama is far from a socialist but remember that Bush-Cheney are "reverse socialists"...using tax refunds to significantly beneift the wealthy. A "trickle up" politics where more money is funneled to an elite few at the expense of the majority of working Americans. Most of us do not make $250,000 and why shouldn't those who have financially benefited from 8 years of "debt spending" by Bush kick a little back into the American collective pot so that we can rescue this beloved America from the damage of the Bush-Cheney war regime years...spedning trillions for an unnecessary war while spending at home languishes. Republicans should be ashamed of this Swift-Boat, smear tactic politicing...disgraceful.

The true majority of Americans will be heard on November 4th and John McBush and Bible Spice can go home.

11/03/2008 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans need to stop using fear as a way to get people in the party. Try getting to know some people who are not white and from the US. This good and evil scenario will help the Republicans lose all the moderates and keep only the small religious right. The educated and moderate will continue leaving the party.

11/11/2008 7:46 PM  
Blogger tom beebe said...

Read Robert Reich's new book "Supercapitalism" and you'll see the Socialists are adopting new language now that their basic ideas have been discredited. See also the Fannie Mae vision statement. Spreading the wealth around by government order is now called "democratizing". FM says they're "democratizing" home ownership; they did a great job luring lower income persons into taking on more mortgage that they could afford, then sticking the taxpayers with the bill. Ain't that already Barrack's socialism by another name?

11/14/2008 12:10 PM  

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