Presumptive Democrat nominee Barack Obama's trip to Afghanistan, Iraq and Europe is all part and parcel of a full blown media event that most intuitive Americans will view as contrived and overdone; an event to compensate for Sen. Obama's lack of experience and extraordinarily thin political portfolio. The media has helped orchestrate this publicity stunt to attract attention to their chosen candidate. There is no more doubt that they are in the tank for the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee.
Many people have been awestruck by Barack's suave manners and good looks. However, he does not have the stature of a wise and knowing candidate. With a mere three years in the Senate, it is almost laughable that Obama is actually being seriously considered for the most important job in the world. "There is no there there." It truly has been silly season this election year and it is amazing (sadly, not in a good way) what the DNC political machine has accomplished.
Everything about Barack appears to be a continual drama, right down to the his racist bigoted religious mentors, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Father Phleger, and kinship with Rev. Otis Moss, III, of Trinity United Church of Christ. The church is part of a denomination that belongs to the far left National Council of Churches. The NCC is the largest gathering in the religious community with a long record of supporting Communist regimes.
Obama's youth voters are losing enthusiasm for the man who was given rockstar status during the early stages of his campaign. Our youth are very ideological. They know that Obama has not kept his word. In fact, all Americans are beginning to see a very self-centered elitist posing amongst our troops — the same troops he denigrates behind their backs.
Simply put, our military heroes are enjoying the well-deserved attention that comes with Sen. Obama's trip to the Middle East. Obama has no credibility with the military families. People within the armed services are a very tightly-knit community. They see Obama as a phony audacious Chicago street organizer who has risen to power using whatever means were available to him. They do not want Obama as their Commander-In-Chief. His strong disdain for the military is apparent. It really is pathetic that NBC News refers to Obama's trip as a "Tour of Duty."
When Katie Couric interviewed Obama he still insisted that "the surge didn't work." Obama's words reflected his refusal to accept reality because his "friends" at the Daily KOS and MOVEON.ORG won't let him. By his own willingness to undercut the importance of the success of the surge strategy, Obama comes across as just another political partisan hack. What type of military strategy will Obama use in Afghanistan if he can't see the forest from the trees?
Obama voted against funding for the very troops that he claims to support. It's obvious that Obama plans to continue to reject the advice of General David Petraeus. In essence, he is putting his own political expedience, or lack thereof, ahead of victory. Obama lacks the strength to stand up for our troops during a time of war. Our service men and women find this to be disrespectful.
Unfortunately, during this whirlwind trip, our citizenry will not be spared the visuals of Obama in Europe being hailed as their favorite American counterpart socialist. "The socialist connections of Obama and the Democratic Party have certainly not been featured in the Washington Post columns of Harold Meyerson, who happens not only to be a member but a vice-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America" — Cliff Kincaid
Will the same media ever ask Obama what was implied when he mentioned the need for a "Civilian Security Force" in a recent speech? Just as he purged his website concerning the surge in Iraq, there are no longer any references to the "Big Brother" comments.
Excerpts from The American Thinker: "What Barack Obama learned from the Communist Party"
American voters must make up their minds about what Barack Obama really believes in, if anything. His recent rhetorical concessions to the center further muddy the waters. So we must look to his past teachers and associates for help in understanding the inner Obama.
In his first series of national campaign commercials since securing the delegates needed to win the Democratic presidential campaign, Barack Obama struggles to re-introduce himself. Images focus on the story of lessons learned from his grandparents and his mother, described in his book Dreams from my Father as "a girl from Kansas.... dab-smack, landlocked center of the country," in towns "too small to warrant boldface on a roadmap." Speaking in Independence, Missouri, Obama tells his audience: "patriotism can never be defined as loyalty to any particular leader or government or policy. [Full Article]
One thing is becoming very obvious about this election year. In spite of his good looks and personality, Obama has a battle on his hands. The polls show that he is in a virtual tie with the older gentlemen, Sen. McCain, who has a huge lead (63%-26%) on the question of who has a better knowledge of world affairs, and a sizable lead (50%-41%) on who is more capable of handling a major crisis.
Obama reaffirmed his sixteen-month deadline to pull our troops out of Iraq. It is plain and clear that he is not interested in what Gen. Petraeus or anyone else of military importance has to say concerning Iraq or Afghanistan. Obama has his own staff of far left political advisors who tell him what to think and say.
David Axelrod is one of Obama's speechwriters. His mother, Myril Axelrod, was a radical leftist to the core. She wrote for the City Journal, whose founder used Communists on his staff to help spread his radical liberal views.
The line of demarcation between the ill-prepared liberal senator known only for his oratorical skills, and the bone fide war hero will be evident. Obama's visit to Iraq will only help to underscore the intelligence and impressive resume of Senator McCain.
The media spotlight of Obama giving speeches in Europe could backfire and lead many American voters to focus on the one man that has been scrutinized, vetted, and approved by veterans and our troops, Senator John McCain. As Obama flies from one place to the next, in essence he is saying "look at me, I'm presidential timber." This media blitz is very reminiscent of Sen. John Kerry showing up at the 2004 Democrat Convention with an elaborate staged entrance and backdrop behind him, and saying "I'm John Kerry, reporting for duty!"
Think long and hard before you decide which man is worthy of becoming President of the United States and Commander-In-Chief of our military.
In addition to having written for WEBCommentary, Marie's writings have appeared on many sites, including The New Media Journal, ChronWatch, and Commonconservative, to name a few. Marie is no longer writing online commentary.
Marie's refreshing and spirited point of view is reflected in her writings, genuine and spiritual opinions regarding God and his teachings. Marie is a practicing Christian, a nurse, a student of the Bible, and a patriot. Many of Marie's articles are a reflection of her great admiration for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is an advocate for the troops, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America, and their families. Marie has appeared as a guest with political talk show host Bruce Elliott on WBAL-1090 AM.