Monday, March 24, 2008

Liberal Progressive

Barak Obama does not want to be known as a liberal. (Or should I say that Barak Obama’s very savvy handlers don’t want him to be tagged as a liberal.) They want him to be known as a “progressive” (in the mold of Robert LaFollett and Teddy Roosevelt??) [From Drudge] “Obama, in an interview, said that ‘a lot of these old labels don't apply anymore.’ He said he was a progressive and a pragmatist, eager to tackle the big issues like health care and convinced that the Democrats could rally independents and disaffected Republicans to their agenda.

Again a politician’s pronouncements don’t jibe with the facts. Here are a few things I have picked up on the internet about Barak's church. See

"The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision: [italics mine]
1) A congregation committed to ADORATION.
2) A congregation preaching SALVATION.
3) A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
4) A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
5) A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
6) A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
7) A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF
8) A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
9) A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
10) A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY."

Most of these points are fine, but the one that bothers me the most is #10. "Working toward economic parity" ... to me this means an adherence to Socialism. (I think this might be considered liberal.) And the word "liberation" also pops out because the Reverend Wright is an avowed proponent of the "Black Liberation Philosophy" … also liberal with a capital “L”. See Obama’s Mentors

Also, here are a list of the 12 precepts that each member of the Trinity United Church of Christ must sign when he/she joins the church (including Barak and Michelle.Obama.) [italics mine]

"Below are the church's 12-precepts and covenantal statements called the Black Value System.
- Commitment to God
- Commitment to the Black Community
- Commitment to the Black Family
- Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
- Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
- Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
- Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
- Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness [sic]"
- Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired
skills available to the Black Community
- Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources
for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
- Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and
embrace the Black Value System
- Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value

Again, what does "disavowal of the pursuit of middleclassness" mean? Is this a referral to the middle class whom the Communists used to call the "bourgeoisie" and tried valiantly to destroy? I’m pretty certain that this falls under the precepts of a “liberal”. Don't forget that Barak aspires to preside over a country which derives much of its strength from its large and prosperous middle class.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Flagging Candidacy

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, in his sermon right after 9/11/2001 called what happened at the World Trade Towers and at the Pentagon fully justified considering what the U.S. had done to Japan with our atomic bombs and added that it was the “chickens coming home to roost.”

In his sermon on the Sunday following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States had brought on the attacks. From: this source

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Wright said. "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."

Interestingly and coincidently, Barak Obama also stopped wearing his American flag lapel pin shortly after 9/11. From: this source

Obama said. "Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.

"I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest," he said in the interview. "Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism." (italics mine)

Could Obama have taken his clue about not wearing his American flag pin from Reverend Wright’s polemics? Despite the message sent by that phalanx of American flags behind him in his speech today, this is a question Americans may well have to answer before they enter the voting booth this coming November.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Am I a Racist?

I have been accused of being a racist because I don’t support Barak Obama for President. I, myself, have done some soul searching. I definitely like Obama’s style and his upbeat message … but I find little to like in his politics. I also question his management ability. Even though his campaign seems well run, our huge U.S. bureaucracy is something else again. Being from Massachusetts, I have seen first-hand how Deval Patrick’s starry-eyed message of “together we can” has turned into “together we can’t.” Part of my soul searching has involved making a list of those blacks that I like and those that I dislike. In my heart, I don’t believe that any of those blacks I dislike has anything to do with the amount of melanin in their skin. It usually has to do with their political bent, the lack of content in their character … or, that their reputation far exceeds their talents. Read the following taxonomy of my likes and dislikes … and you decide:

Blacks I like: Bill Cosby, Hank Aaron, Thomas Sowell, Condoleezza Rice, Walter E. Williams, James Golden (aka Bo Snerdly), Roy Innis, Tiger Woods, Clarence Thomas, Barbara Jordan, Sidney Poitier, Ward Connerly, Bill Russell, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Joe Lewis, Nat King Cole, Alan Keyes, Dinesh D'Souza, Juan Williams

Blacks I don’t like: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, O.J. Simpson, Louis Farrakhan, Kweisi Mfume, Cynthia A. McKinney, Carole Moseley-Braun, William J. Jefferson, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Cornell West, Bill Clinton, Myah Angelou, Michelle Obama, Danny Glover, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jackson, Don King, Franklin Raines, Angela Davis, Naomi Campbell, Henry Lewis Gates, Johnnie Cochran

Blacks I am ambivalent about: Barak Obama, Colin Powell, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Oprah Winfrey, J.C. Watts

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Eliot Spitzer, when he appeared in front of the press yesterday to apologize for his unspecified sexual peccadilloes, wore a crossed-flag pin on his suit lapel … one flag of which was Old Glory (unlike Barak Obama). The wire-transferred $4,300 question is – what was the other flag? It is not clear from the photo in the NY Times, but that doesn’t stop me from speculating. Could it be the New York state flag? Maybe it’s the Mexican flag … commemorating his trying to give illegal immigrants drivers licenses? Perhaps Richard Grasso gave him the New York Stock Exchange flag (but I doubt it)? Or, might it be the embroidered logo of the Emperors Club VIP?

George Fox

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Ohh-Ohh-Ohh Feelings

A tip of the hat to Joe’s Dartblog for this directive:

It seems that Barak Obama first priority in selecting new federal justices would be how empathetic they would be to the downtrodden. This, in the mind of our would-be President, appears to be ahead of the rule of law, precedent, and Constitutional intent. Somehow I remember that the image of “Justice” is blindfolded and holding up a set of scales with nary a finger on either side. However, Hillary would probably outdo Barak in this department. She most likely would prefer her judicial nominees to take feelings and precedent into account … unfortunately, like Justice Stephen Breyer, it would be French precedent or Italian precedent or Indonesian precedent or…

Thursday, March 06, 2008


If the Democrat party can’t run their own primary process without tying themselves in knots, how can they be expected to run this country?

A Concerned Citizen

P.S. for Barak Obama: Hillary has now once again arisen from the grave to pose a threat to your nomination. My advice for you is to find a nice heavy mallet and a good sharp wooden stake.