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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

9/15/2008

Hope and Change in the Land of Oz

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“You can’t just make stuff up. You can’t just recreate yourself. You can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.”

Who said it?

Ah, yes, more words of wisdom from that holy man of hypocrisy, the high priest of Hopenchange, Barack Hussein Obama.

This particular barb was aimed at Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Obama knows that “Mayor Palin” is far more qualified for the presidency than he is. However, anyone with any insight into humanity has already discerned that Gov. Palin puts forward no facade, charades or pretense. With Mrs. Palin, what you see is what you get.

Obama, on the other hand, has spent the last four years under the tutelage of his mentors John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy, and more recently among a few thousand political hacks and handlers, endeavoring to make stuff up and recreate and reinvent himself on the bet that a majority of American voters are stupid.

Pray it ain’t so.

To differentiate between Obama and his facade, the logical place to start is his record of legislative accomplishments. But Barack Obama has no such record. So, we resort to that old English proverb, “You can judge a man by the company he keeps.”

On the short list of ignoble Leftist radicals and hoodlums with whom Obama has maintained more than a passing acquaintance (aside from Kennedy and Kerry) would be Frank Marshall Davis, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Tony Rezko, the ACORN crowd, Richard Daley, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Khalid al-Mansour, Kwame Kilpatrick, Jimmy Carter, Rashid Khalidi and, who am I leaving out... oh, yeah, that radical in the red dress, Michelle Obama.

There are many others, of course, but a few of his colleagues from this list should give all Americans pause. Obama’s close association with Marxist mentors and convicted terrorists like Frank Marshall Davis, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn is reason enough to disqualify him from ever receiving any security clearance, much less holding public office. And his 20-year spiritual mentorship under the racist reverend Jeremiah “G-D America” Wright defines Obama to his core.

Barack and Michelle Obama often quote the radical Saul Alinsky, who is considered to be the patron saint of “community organizers.” Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, proclaims, “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”

(For more details on Obama, link to “No ObamaNation”.)

Considering the company Obama keeps, one must ponder the question, “Has the Democrat Party ever fielded, in its entire history, a candidate more ill-suited for the office of president?”

Fortunately, although Obama has succeeded in fooling some of the people all of the time, there appears to have been an avalanche of defectors from the moderate ranks of his supporters. For example, in the last two weeks, his eight-point lead over McCain among white female voters (those who elected Bill Clinton—twice) is now a 12-point lead for McCain/Palin, which explains why most of Obama’s attacks have been aimed at Gov. Palin.

Indeed, conventional wisdom suggests that Obama’s latest reversal of fortune is the result of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joining the McCain presidential ticket. But there is more going on here than just the Palin bounce.

It seems that McCain’s character-rich speech at the convention enlightened a lot of folks who were, hitherto, unenlightened. That enlightenment has finally prompted moderates and independents to take a critical look at Obama’s character. And many, as evidenced by increasing support for McCain, are repulsed by what they see.

As those who self-identify as “Democrats” learn more about their party’s anointed candidate for the most powerful office in the world, perhaps they will consider a line from the Wizard of Oz—a quote which has metaphorical applications far beyond the movie.

“I am the great and powerful Oz!” thunders the Wizard to Dorothy and her friends. “Do you presume to criticize the great and powerful Oz? You ungrateful creatures!”

Alas, even as Dorothy’s tiny dog Toto tugs on the curtain to reveal a petty little man behind the thundering voice, the Wizard attempts to continue the ruse, orchestrating a booming declaration, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Between now and 4 November, those who choose to ignore the petty little man behind the curtain orchestrating all that rolling rhetoric about “hope and change” do so at great peril to our nation, and to generations to come.

by Mark Alexander
Patriot Post

11 comments:

robmaroni said...

Excellent!

Patriot Post is one of the best resources on the internet.

Thanks for posting, Joanie.

daveburkett said...

This is a great article, but some of the links it contains have even more powerful stuff in them.

Thanks.

John Cooper said...

Obama's statement on the Lehman bankruptcy:
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"The challenges facing our financial system today are more evidence that too many folks in Washington and on Wall Street weren't minding the store," Obama said in a statement. "Eight years of policies that have shredded consumer protections, loosened oversight and regulation, and encouraged outsized bonuses to CEOs while ignoring middle-class Americans have brought us to the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression."

"I certainly don't fault Sen. McCain for these problems," Obama said, "but I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to."
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Two things he said jumped out at me. First, he considers the American economy to be "a store" (to be looted no doubt). Second, he openly faults the "economic philosophy that McCain subscribes to" e.g. capitalism.

Like Adolph Hitler in Mein Kampf, Obama is openly telling us what he intends to do. Is anybody actually listening to his words?

smithy said...

Great find, Joanie!

smithy said...

Like Adolph Hitler in Mein Kampf, Obama is openly telling us what he intends to do. Is anybody actually listening to his words?

According to the latest Gallup poll, it looks like about 46% of us are.

Anonymous said...

Between now and 4 November, those who choose to ignore the petty little man behind the curtain orchestrating all that rolling rhetoric about “hope and change” do so at great peril to our nation, and to generations to come.

The trouble is, we have too many Tin Men voting (thinking that heart, whether real or phony, is important), and not enough Scarecrows and Lions. Brains and courage are under-rated these days.

carol musselman said...

I believe that if every American voter were aware of Obama's Davis, Ayers and Dohrn connections (and not even anything else in this article), his poll numbers would drop from the mid 40's to the low teens.

The results of this election are going to depend on how well informed the electorate is and little more.

john galt said...

Joanie,

I've been following this site for a few days. I found it when I was looking up resources to validate Obama's Marxist connections.

It was conceived by Hugh Hewitt and it follows the FOBs "Friends of Barack":

Rezko-rama

Your blog is referenced there today.

Bookmark the site. You'll be glad you did. ;)

Anonymous said...

To differentiate between Obama and his facade, the logical place to start is his record of legislative accomplishments. But Barack Obama has no such record. So, we resort to that old English proverb, “You can judge a man by the company he keeps.”

The first part of that paragraph is scary ("no such record")- which makes the second part all important.

Everybody needs to do their homework about Obama's "friends." Don't dismiss claims that they are Communists and America haters out of hand. If you do your homework you'll find that there is much we aren't being told.

John Cooper said...

smithy:

I fault the Republicans for not supporting Capitalism all these years. These days - especially today with the all chaos on Wall St. - calling someone a Capitalist has become a slur, and Obama is using it freely. The Republican failure to support Capitalism for the last fifty years may be the end of us all.
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It is generally understood that those who support the "conservatives" expect them to uphold the system which has been camouflaged by the loose term of "the American way of life." The moral treason of the "conservative" leaders lies in the fact that they are hiding behind that camouflage: they do not have the courage to admit that the American way of life was Capitalism, that that was the politico-economic system born and established in the United States, the system which, in one brief century, achieved a level of freedom, of progress, of prosperity, of human happiness, unmatched in all the other systems and centuries combined--and that that is the system which they are now allowing to perish by silent default.

If the "conservatives" do not stand for capitalism, they stand for and are nothing; they have no goal, no direction, no political principles, no social ideals, no intellectual values, no leadership to offer anyone.

Yet capitalism is what the "conservatives" dare not advocate or defend...
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--Ayn Rand, Conservatism: an Obituary, a lecture given at Princeton University on December 7, 1960.

arlene albrecht said...

I'm glad we have outlets where we can read about this kind of stuff, but reading about it makes me sick.

I guess the "ignorance is bliss" thing has some merit. :(