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“The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reports that partners at Covington & Burling have given Obama $25,000 in contributions and $10,560 since October. Covington & Burling lawyer Eric Holder, a former top deputy in the Clinton Justice Department, gave $4,600.”
This is truly an amazing if cynical sight to see. A candidate for president who is running on a platform of change looks the camera directly in the eye and brazenly tells a blatant untruth that he knows is a blatant untruth. Hoping, presumably, that in this day and age of the Internet there’s such an avalanche of stuff out there that no one will pay it any attention. Wrong.
Where else has this Obama pattern been seen at work?
Iraq: Obama attacks Senator John McCain for saying the following at a New Hampshire town hall meeting: “President Bush has talked about our staying for 50 years, maybe 100. We’ve been in Japan for 60 years, in South Korea for 50 years or so. That would be fine with me as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or killed.” In spite of the fact that McCain’s comments were captured on video and in context from beginning to end, Obama deliberately misrepresents the statement by saying this at a town hall meeting of his own here in Pennsylvania.: “John McCain wants to continue a war in Iraq perhaps as long as 100 years.” In other words, tape or no tape, Obama simply told his audience something that was not true, that something being that McCain wanted a 100-year war in Iraq.
Campaign Financing: Obama commits to accepting public campaign financing were he to win the Democratic nomination, the identical commitment made by Senator McCain on the Republican side. Now, suddenly and unexpectedly close to victory, Obama reneges, saying the system is “creaky” and that he may not participate. Leaving a rarely startled McCain to say in astonishment: “He committed to it….in direct contradiction to his rhetoric, he’s now saying well he may not do it.
The UCC and the IRS: Obama accepts an invitation to appear at the General Synod of his United Church of Christ denomination saying he will only speak about his “faith journey.” Instead he campaigns for president from the pulpit, gets the church socked with an IRS investigation, then says he never discussed his campaign — in spite of both video and transcripts that show this not to be true.
With this first pattern of telling repeated falsehoods coming into view, the obvious question is why? Why does he do this? Or what makes him do this? Here again are a telltale series of signs about a second Obama pattern.
2. A FAR-LEFT IDEOLOGY:
With the Almighty secularized out of the way, what is it that liberalism worships? Power. Raw political power. As much as it can possibly accumulate. Do they want that power over the rich? Sure. But as many have come to understand over the years, the left also wants power over the poor. Over the working class. Over the middle class. Over everybody — else. Except, of course, their like-minded souls. And when in the company of like-minded souls, Obama is apparently unable to see any problems. Which would explain:
* Obama’s lack of alarm at serving on the board of a foundation with the un-repentant Weatherman William Ayres, who has said “I don’t regret setting bombs…I feel we didn’t do enough.”
* Obama attends the UCC Trinity Church in Chicago and says for 20 years he never knew pastor Jeremiah Wright was preaching the kind of sermons now so vividly documented on the DVD’s supplied by the church itself, sermons widely described as racist.
* Obama praises abortion by saying that having a baby is “punishment.”
* Michelle Obama’s statement that this is the first time in her adult life she’s had anything to be proud of as an American.
Thoughts that he should not serve on a board with Ayres or that he should use his power as a Trinity UCC member to get his pastor dismissed — a power the UCC gives its members — apparently never occurred to Obama. It is reasonable to ask why. The answer, based not only on Obama’s lack of reaction in these two cases but, with the other recent incidents declaiming against babies as “punishment” and his wife’s inability to see any reason up until the Obama campaign to be proud of America are what Wall Street types might call “leading indicators.” Surefire signs that this is a man with a reflexively far-left wing ideology, so reflexive that Obama himself doesn’t even recognize the signals he or his wife or his minister or Ayres send by their own statements and actions — or lack thereof.
Which would also explain his latest dustup causing a stir here in Pennsylvania. Read again the remark that Obama has already tried to apologize for, something he has said “everybody knows is true.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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