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To Understand Obama, Read Sowell
Thomas Sowell was right about the Duke lacrosse case from the start and he's not fooled or cowed by rookie United States Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
Mr. Sowell's latest article credited an insightful emailer with poignantly pointing out that pitiful choice now facing Democrats: "An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie. That is becoming painfully apparent with each new revelation of how drastically his carefully crafted image this election year contrasts with what he has actually been saying and doing for many years."
Carefully crafted indeed.
Then a young Illinois state senator, Obama was tapped in 2004 to give the keynote address at the Democrat national convention in Boston, Massachusetts.
The folks who paved the way for Obama in 2008 were the two United States Senators from Massachusetts, John Kerry, the failed 2004 Democrat presidential candidate, and Ted Kennedy, who failed to win the 1980 Democrat presidential nomination when he challenged then President Jimmy Carter.
Since Kerry and Kennedy cannot win the presidency themselves, they're backing Obama (even though Hillary Rodham Clinton easily won the 2008 Massachusetts Democrat presidential primary, despite their support of Obama).
Mr. Sowell: "Senator Obama's election year image is that of a man who can bring the country together, overcoming differences of party or race, as well as solving our international problems by talking with Iran and other countries with which we are at odds, and performing other miscellaneous miracles as needed."
That's the myth being promoted together with tne nonsensical notion that, being bi-racial, Obama is uniquely able to solve America's racial problems, even though Obama's wife is for "the Black Community first and foremost" and Obama considers "disowning" Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright. Jr. equivalent to disowning the black community or his white grandmother.
The reality is that Obama has no military or executive experience and little legislative accomplishment and the non-partisan National Journal's designee as the most liberal member of the United States Senator.
The reality is that Obama is a secular extremist who disdains religion, which James Madison defined as "the duty owned the creator," as an expression of economic frustration, while historically the American people overwhelmingly are a religious people who believe that America is "one Nation, under God" and put their trust in God (as noted on America's currency and coin).
And the reality is that the secular extremist/politically correct media are working overtime to promote the Obama candidacy generally and particularly to help Obama (1) pivot away from the questions he dare not honestly answer, such as why he stayed a member of Trinity United Church of Christ during the era of Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. for so many years and invited Rev. Wright to bless his presidential candidacy and put Rev. Wright on his religious advisory committee, and (2) blur the significance of Obama posing as a faith candidate who prays to Jesus every night while rejecting and ridiculing the values of small town America in a private meeting in San Francisco with far left elitists.
Mr. Sowell: "There is, of course, not a speck of evidence that Obama has ever transcended party differences in the United States Senate. Voting records analyzed by the National Journal show him to be the farthest left of anyone in the Senate. Nor has he sponsored any significant bipartisan legislation -- nor any other significant legislation, for that matter."
As the late President Reagan said, "facts are pesky things."
"Senator Obama is all talk -- glib talk, exciting talk, confident talk, but still just talk.
"Some of his recent talk in San Francisco has stirred up controversy because it revealed yet another blatant contradiction between Barack Obama's public image and his reality.
"Speaking privately to supporters in heavily left-liberal San Francisco, Obama let down his hair and described working class people in Pennsylvania as so 'bitter' that they 'cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them.'
"Like so much that Obama has said and done over the years, this is standard stuff on the far left, where guns and religion are regarded as signs of psychological dysfunction -- and where opinions different from those of the left are ascribed to emotions ('bitter' in this case), rather than to arguments that need to be answered."
On one hand, Obama publicly opposes free trade, while on the other he privately criticizes small town Americans who criticize free trade for doing so out of bitterness.
It's called hypocrisy.
Mr. Sowell: "Like so many others on the left, Obama rejects 'stereotypes' when they are stereotypes he doesn't like but blithely throws around his own stereotypes about 'a typical white person' or 'bitter' gun-toting, religious and racist working class people."
It's called hypocrisy.
"In politics, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a 'clarification,' when people react adversely to what was plainly said.
"Obama and his supporters were still busy 'clarifying' Jeremiah Wright's very plain statements when it suddenly became necessary to 'clarify' Senator Obama's own statements in San Francisco.
"People who have been cheering whistle-blowers for years have suddenly denounced the person who blew the whistle on what Obama said in private that is so contradictory to what he has been saying in public."
Hurray for the whistle-blower!
The truth is that the media did not scrutinize Obama and thatlack of scrutiny allowed his fairy tale-like candidacy to flourish instead of flounder swiftly.
Mr. Sowell: "However inconsistent Obama's words, his behavior has been remarkably consistent over the years. He has sought out and joined with the radical, anti-Western left, whether Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers of the terrorist Weatherman underground or pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli Rashid Khalidi."
NOT the course of a person presuming to unify America.
Mr. Sowell: "Obama is also part of a long tradition on the left of being for the working class in the abstract, or as people potentially useful for the purposes of the left, but having disdain or contempt for them as human beings."
NOT the course of a person presuming to unify America.
Mr. Sowell: "Karl Marx said, 'The working class is revolutionary or it is nothing.' In other words, they mattered only in so far as they were willing to carry out the Marxist agenda."
Marx also said that religion is the opiate of the people.
Mr. Sowell: "It is understandable that young people are so strongly attracted to Obama. Youth is another name for inexperience -- and experience is what is most needed when dealing with skillful and charismatic demagogues."
Unfortunately, Obama did not learn that at Columbia University or Harvard Law School and the secular extremists have corrupted America's education system.
Mr. Sowell: "Those of us old enough to have seen the type again and again over the years can no longer find them exciting. Instead, they are as tedious as they are dangerous."
Unfortunately, due largely to the secular extremist media's pro-Obama bias, Obama is much more dangerous than he is tedious.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.