Barack Obama – His Core Values & Beliefs, Part 2

There is no denying that Senator Obama gave a very good ‘race’ speech with what Political Night Train calls “surface validity”, that is, it looks good on the surface, its when you dig into the core that you find problems.  Political Night Train is now questioning the basis of Obama’s core values and beliefs and whether they are the values and beliefs we want in a President.  Certainly Senator Obama has plenty of “surface validity” to be President, but does he have the inner values and beliefs we want in a President.  Americans do not deserve another President aka Bill Clinton, with an outer persona that looks good to many people (he was bubba to some, a black man to others), but with an inner core that no one knows.  Apparently Bill Clinton had no inner core of moral values, at least none that we would want to pass on to our children.  One wonders then, what core values are Barack and Michelle Obama passing on to their children?  Are they the beliefs and values you would pass on to your children?  There are many parents in this country who were raised in racist households, black and white.  Yet, at some point, as parents, they made the break, and overtly decided that they would not raise their own children in a hate filled, racist family, and church environment.  This is truly where racism begins to die off, and you can see the effects with the twenty-something’s that are now saying “race does not matter”.  Yet, Obama is not offering them the bridge to a racism free society.  No, he’s offering then explanations as to why people like Jeremiah Wright should get a free pass.  Sorry Barack, but I don’t want my children attending Sunday School with your children, because you’ve passed on the wrong set of values and beliefs. Gil Troy is right when he asserts in his article,(my bold) Here, then, remains the Obama campaign’s great mystery. Many Americans want to believe, to trust that he is what he purports to be, that his gift for words will translate into a genius for governance. But the questions cropping up are not simply about his inexperience but his inaction. He never confronted Jeremiah Wright. He sat silently by as the United Church of Christ to which he belongs passed a resolution advocating divestment from Israel.

Obama’s political rise has been launched on the wings of Americans’ hopes that the healers will defeat the haters. His political progress would be more sure if he could point to actions backing up this rhetoric, to moments when he confronted demagogues and healed rifts. Barack Obama is not too young to have had the opportunity to prove whether he stands by his statements. Americans have the right to ask what he has done when facing the world’s Jeremiah Wrights and Louis Farrakhans. Obama’s worst, and best, moments
By Gil Troy   March 22, 2008

On Tuesday, Senator Barack Obama’s speech on race in America tried to quell the controversy over his America-bashing, race-baiting, Israel-hating pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. For days, video clips of Wright spewing his poison threatened to neutralize Obama’s populist magic. Until Tuesday, the controversy showed Obama at his worst. His response to his pastor’s demagoguery was mealy-mouthed and disingenuous. It was impossible to believe Obama’s Clintonesque claim of ignorance, that he never “sat in the pews” during one of Wright’s wrongheaded riffs. And Obama’s failure over a twenty-year relationship to criticize his mentor’s venom stirred doubts about Obama’s judgment, patriotism, and commitment to the unity he celebrates. Yet once again, Illinois’ rookie Senator hit a grand slam with two strikes against him. Obama’s speech was thoughtful, thought-provoking, rich, complex, effective, poetic, and inspiring. Read the rest of this excellent article at

Obama and Wright-wing racism

Obama and Wright-wing racismMost of the media and their fellow liberals were positively giddy over Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday, all but comparing it to the Sermon on the Mount. I won’t deny it was a masterful piece of oratory — the man can be spellbinding — but when you stop to consider what Sen. Obama was really doing up there on the podium, invoking the specter of slavery and Jim Crow and the era of “whites only,” it becomes clear that it was a con job designed to make the voters as giddy as he knew his worshippers in the submissive media would be. Read the rest of this great article by Mike Regan, here

Is This Another Bash-America Quote From Jeremiah Wright?

Is the following quote from Barack Obama’s pastor, Rev Jeremiah Wright?

“God didn’t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war. . . . And we are criminals in that war. We’ve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I’m going to continue to say it. And we won’t stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation. But God has a way of even putting nations in their place.  And if you don’t stop your reckless course, I’ll rise up and break the backbone of your power.”

No, it wasn’t Jeremiah Wright.  This is what Martin Luther King said about the Vietnam War at his own Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1968:

Obama – Basis for His Values & Beliefs

Larry Elder writes an interesting article, “Obama: From Valiant to Victicrat”

Larry comments, ” Funny, some people actually thought that Obama might explain why he chose and attends a church led by a hateful, anti-Semitic, racist America-condemning pastor, a man whom Obama refers to as his “spiritual advisor.”

 Another good read is Larry Elder’s book, “Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card — and Lose.”

 And more from the article,

“Jeremiah Wright also helped to organize the Million Man March, spearheaded by the anti-Semitic, homophobic, anti-Catholic Minister Louis Farrakhan. Wright also, accompanied by Farrakhan, visited Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya. In an interview about whether this kind of activity might hurt Obama’s prospects, Wright said, ‘When his enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli (to visit Qaddafi) with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.’Larry characterizes Wright’s rantings as, “part David Duke, part Louis Farrakhan and part Moe from the Three Stooges “

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How Obama Wins

Hit Hillary where it hurts – her lack of experience, or more correctly how she is trying to deceive the public on her level of experience.  Obama should use the recently released schedules to paint a picture of Hillary as a traditional First Lady, not involved in White House policy decisions.  After all, Hillary never had a security clearance, so she not only couldn’t attend classified policy meetings, she couldn’t read any of the classified policy documents.  Obama should have his surrogates do a John Kerry “swift boat” attack on Hillary’s lack of experience.  It worked to destroy Kerry’s credibility, it will work on Hillary.  Force Hillary to defend her claims of experience on a daily basis.  Keep up the daily attacks that tie Hillary to Bill and his antics.  Turn the judgment issue she is using against you.  Say that by defending Bill, Hillary is displaying poor judgment.  Do this from afar, using your shills that are far removed from the campaign.  Use a George Patton strategy, aka, “Hold ‘em by the nose and kick ‘em in the ass”.  Hold Hillary in place by an unrelenting attack on her experience, but have your surrogates attack from a different direction – say on questionable campaign contributions, Bill’s injection of racism in the campaign, Whitewater, billing records, Travelgate, refusal to release tax records, failed health care.  Then attack Hillary for her war vote, and say it goes to her lack of experience and judgment.  You’ve got 90-95% of the black vote.  Let surrogates like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton help keep that vote in check, but have them do it from a distance.  You’ve got the far left liberal vote with your anti-war position.  Keep the far left in check by attacking Hillary’s war vote.  You’ll need some white blue collar votes.  The best way to get and keep them is to hammer away on the economy.  You made a mistake in referring to your grandmother as a “typical white woman”, so that will cost you some votes.  Finally, have your long range surrogates do daily attacks on Bill Clinton for his willingness to use race as a wedge issue with those “typical white” voters.

How Hillary Wins

Hit Obama where it hurts – his judgment.  Hillary should use her army of shills and surrogates to wage an unrelenting, daily attack on Obama’s judgment.  Cite his close ties to Rezko and how dumb it was to cut a deal with a known influence peddler.  Cite Obama’s father-son relationship with Jeremiah Wright.  Yes, this will piss off black voters, but then that’s something Bill Clinton (aka, First Black President) has managed to do already.  Hillary has lost 90-95% of the black vote anyway, do attacking Wright can’t hurt much.  Include Obama’s relationship with James Meeks as another example of poor judgment.  Hammer Obama’s poor judgment for maintaining a close relationship with Wright and Meeks, ministers that push radical black liberation theology.  Have your third and fourth removed surrogates attack Obama for being a member of a church that espouses liberation theology and socialism vs. the Christian ideals of MLK.  Hammer away at Obama’s poor judgment for exposing his young daughters to Wright’s bigotry, hatred and racist teachings.  Hillary should question Obama’s core beliefs and values, contrast his liberation theology beliefs and values to his public persona and say Obama is living a lie.  Have your shills ask, “Does Senator Obama love America?”, of so, he has some unusual ways of showing it.  Cite the lack of a flag lapel pin, no hand over heart, and ties to a church that promotes racial hatred.  Hillary should begin now to appeal to the Regan Democrats, otherwise, they go to John McCain.  Cede the liberal left to Obama.  Let Obama have those nuts, and the burden of explaining why he accepts the support of such extremists.  Run to the middle.  Defend your war vote.  Say it was the right thing to do at the time, given the information available.  But say it is now time for a new war strategy.  Announce your plan for a phased three year withdrawal, coupled with direct talks with Iran, European allies, and pending Iraq meets specific goals.  Have a bunch of your surrogates who are far removed from your campaign attack Michelle Obama for her values and beliefs.  Hillary, you need to neutralize Michelle in a way that causes Obama’s campaign to stop putting her out front.  After all, isn’t that what your opponents did to you during Bill’s campaigns.  While you’re at it, plan on neutralizing Oprah also.  Use her relationship with Wright as the basis. In giving his “race” speech, Obama has made it okay for everyone, whites included, to talk openly about race, black values, and what goes on in black churches that espouse liberation theology.  What Obama’s speed revealed is his inner core beliefs and values, and the fact that those beliefs and values are at odds with his public persona.  In effect, Obama is living a lie.  One can just imagine Obama and Wright, in a back room at Trinity Church, cracking white jokes and bad mouthing America.

How Will Obama Explain Away Rev James Meeks?

 Bill Clinton had his bimbo eruptions.  Now Obama seems to have preacher eruptions.  Each week, along comes another close religious advisor who preaches Liberation Theology and racial hatred.  The latest is James Meeks, pastor of Salem Baptist Church.

Illinois State Senator James Meeks has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

Here is how James Meeks and his relationship with Obama were described in a 2004 Men’s News Daily report during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign:

Obama’s closest religious advisers — Fr. (Michael) Pfleger, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, and Illinois State Sen. James Meeks, who moonlights as the pastor of Chicago’s Salem Baptist Church – may have quotes from Scripture always handy, but are theologically closer to Karl Marx and black nationalism, than to Christianity.

….. According to State Sen./Rev. James Meeks’ humble, personal church Web page, “Meeks’ practical and charismatic style of instruction motivates the hearer to take action and has resulted in accomplishments of miraculous proportions.” When the good Senator/Reverend is not accomplishing miracles and other feats “never before documented in history,” he serves as the executive vice president of Jesse Jackson Sr.’s National Rainbow-Push Coalition.

Obama Linked To Another Controversial Minister – Rev James Meeks

An Obama Delegate’s Preaching, On Par With Jeremiah WrightSo, the spin goes, Jeremiah Wright may have said some controversial things. So, maybe Obama has described him as “his mentor”, and maybe they’ve had a close relationship for the past twenty-three years. But Wright has left his largely ceremonial post, and it’s not like he has any direct relationship with Obama’s presidential campaign. I mean, it’s not like we’re hearing this from a Democratic elected official. It’s not like we’re hearing this from an Obama delegate to the Democratic convention or something.It’s not like we’re hearing an Obama delegate from Chicago in a church pulpit saying, “We don’t have slave masters, we got mayors! But they are still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able to be educated. You got some preachers that are house n———! You got some elected officials that are house n———! Rather than them try and break this up, they’re gonna fight you to protect that white man!”Oh, wait, now we are hearing this. What’s fascinating in the video that Confederate Yankee dug up is the state senator, Reverend James Meeks of the South Side Baptist Church, declaring that the N-word is a “term of endearment.” I kid you not.So… apparently Wright’s not a one-time deal, huh? How many other members of Obama’s crew from Chicago sound like this on Sunday mornings?

Is “Audacity of Hope” Really Marxism?

 “They (religious seekers) want a sense of purpose, a narrative arc to their lives, something that will relieve a chronic loneliness or lift them above the exhausting, relentless toll of daily life.  They need an assurance that somebody out there cares about them, is listening to them – that they are not just destined to travel down a long highway toward nothingness.”  (Audacity of Hope; p. 202) 

Compare what Barack Obama written in his book, above with Karl Marx, below:

 Marxism is summed up in the Encarta Reference Library as “a theory in which class struggle is a central element in the analysis of social change in Western societies.” What are the Marxist views of religion? The worker is miserable and alienated, and this sustains religion.  Religion, according to Marx was the response to the pain of being alive, the response to earthly suffering. In Towards a Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1844), Marx wrote, “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the feeling of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless circumstances.” Marx indicated in this writing that the worker is a revoluntary and used to suffering at the hands of the capitalist. This suffering, lack of purpose, relentless toil of daily life, with no one who cares about their plight, with no one to listen to their struggle, provides the need for religion. 

Compare this to Obama’s reasons for people to seek religion: no sense of purpose; loneliness (no one to listen to their struggle); relentless toll of daily life; needing assurance that someone cares about them, will listen to them, that they are nothing.