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Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Seeds of Destruction

The ongoing destruction of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential continues...

Rezko Watch has a wealth of interesting video, audio, and links to more information about Snobgate, where Obama's remarks have revealed how he feels about rural Americans.

"One of the great pleasures of running for president is to go to some tiny town in Iowa and you've got some guy in overalls and a seahat to say what do you think about the situation in Burma, and you're thinking that he's going to ask you about corn, and he asks you about Burma."Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), November 27, 2007, foreign policy forum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Another blog, Obama Watch, reports the words of Obama (Snobama):

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them.And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations

and reports on the observations of other bloggers on Snobgate.

And Gateway Pundit updated us with this gem:

This is the height of hypocrisy from a man who attended a church of hatred for 20 years.
Who himself is...

1) anti-trade - except for Commie Cuba which goes along with his commie mentor and friends
2) clings to false religion of hateful, black liberation theology for 20 years
3) antipathy towards people unlike him. attends a race-baiting, conspiracy-laden, false teaching, anti-Christian "black values only" church.
4) will talk to criminal tyrants around the world, including Syria, Iran, Cuba(commies, extremist islamic zealots), but refuses to even meet with a democratically elected President of Columbia who has lifted Columbia out of civil war, reduced violence, reconciled many different people, where millions rally for him, who has expanded freedoms and liberty in justice, media and work, who has protected the people from Communist FARC cocaine drug pushers who buy weapons from the sell of illegal drugs to Americans. Anti-Trade Obama for those "unlike him"
5) refuses to vote for a free-trade agreement to lift tarriffs on goods sold to Columbia that increase jobs for Americans.

What is really entertaining is to watch Obama's Apologists dance and twist and blame other people, a classic example of misdirection and ad hominem:

Hillary Clinton, because her campaign is desperate, and John McCain, because he’s a Republican, have both jumped on this statement. Accusations of a Barack Obama being an elitist (McCain may be the richest man in the Senate and Hillary Clinton who made over $109 million in the last 7 years are calling Obama elitist - that’s rich…pun intended) and not respecting gunowners or religious God-fearing people have been recklessly thrown out.

The above blogger is just a hater, and spreader of hate, plain and simple.

Bottom line: Obama was either pandering to West Coast Elitists, or he meant what he said. Either way...his credibility is shot. His Campaign slogan should read "The Audacity of Hate"...

**update** 9.26 am

William Teach has a good post on the situation, with a map to show how Obama and his progressives view America. (NSFW)

On the “8 Stages of Liberal/Progressive Discussion When They Know They Are Busted,” a #2 is “Find some sort of moral equivalence or a story from 30 years ago saying a Conservative did something sort of similar.”


Want to help working people? Vote Obama.


Obama will strengthen the ability of workers to organize unions. He will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Obama will ensure that his labor appointees support workers' rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama will also increase the minimum wage and index it to inflation to ensure it rises every year.

Ensure Freedom to Unionize: Obama believes that workers should have the freedom to choose whether to join a union without harassment or intimidation from their employers. Obama cosponsored and is strong advocate for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bipartisan effort to assure that workers can exercise their right to organize. He will continue to fight for EFCA's passage and sign it into law.
Fight Attacks on Workers' Right to Organize: Obama has fought the Bush National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) efforts to strip workers of their right to organize. He is a cosponsor of legislation to overturn the NLRB's "Kentucky River" decisions classifying hundreds of thousands of nurses, construction, and professional workers as "supervisors" who are not protected by federal labor laws.
Protect Striking Workers: Obama supports the right of workers to bargain collectively and strike if necessary. He will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers, so workers can stand up for themselves without worrying about losing their livelihoods.

Raise the Minimum Wage: Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage, index it to inflation and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to make sure that full-time workers earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs.

Protect Homeownership and Crack Down on Mortgage Fraud

Obama will crack down on fraudulent brokers and lenders. He will also make sure homebuyers have honest and complete information about their mortgage options, and he will give a tax credit to all middle-class homeowners.

Create a Universal Mortgage Credit: Obama will create a 10 percent universal mortgage credit to provide homeowners who do not itemize tax relief. This credit will provide an average of $500 to 10 million homeowners, the majority of whom earn less than $50,000 per year.

Ensure More Accountability in the Subprime Mortgage Industry: Obama has been closely monitoring the subprime mortgage situation for years, and introduced comprehensive legislation over a year ago to fight mortgage fraud and protect consumers against abusive lending practices. Obama's STOP FRAUD Act provides the first federal definition of mortgage fraud, increases funding for federal and state law enforcement programs, creates new criminal penalties for mortgage professionals found guilty of fraud, and requires industry insiders to report suspicious activity.

Mandate Accurate Loan Disclosure: Obama will create a Homeowner Obligation Made Explicit (HOME) score, which will provide potential borrowers with a simplified, standardized borrower metric (similar to APR) for home mortgages. The HOME score will allow individuals to easily compare various mortgage products and understand the full cost of the loan.

Create Fund to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosures: Obama will create a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners. The fund will be partially paid for by Obama's increased penalties on lenders who act irresponsibly and commit fraud.

Close Bankruptcy Loophole for Mortgage Companies: Obama will work to eliminate the provision that prevents bankruptcy courts from modifying an individual's mortgage payments. Obama believes that the subprime mortgage industry, which has engaged in dangerous and sometimes unscrupulous business practices, should not be shielded by outdated federal law.

Address Predatory Credit Card Practices

Obama will establish a five-star rating system so that every consumer knows the risk involved in every credit card. He also will establish a Credit Card Bill of Rights to stop credit card companies from exploiting consumers with unfair practices.

Create a Credit Card Rating System to Improve Disclosure: Obama will create a credit card rating system, modeled on five-star systems used for other consumer products, to provide consumers an easily identifiable ranking of credit cards, based on the card's features. Credit card companies will be required to display the rating on all application and contract materials, enabling consumers to quickly understand all of the major provisions of a credit card without having to rely exclusively on fine print in lengthy documents.

Establish a Credit Card Bill of Rights to Protect Consumers: Obama will create a Credit Card Bill of Rights to protect consumers. The Obama plan will:
Ban Unilateral Changes
Apply Interest Rate Increases Only to Future Debt
Prohibit Interest on Fees
Prohibit "Universal Defaults"
Require Prompt and Fair Crediting of Cardholder Payments

Have fun with Gordon's post - re-read it with a lisp.