Obama’s Image Versus Reality
The following articles were written by an educated black man, Thomas Sowell. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California. I have attempted to shorten his articles without compromising his words.
How Obama acts: “When I speak, I put on a mask. When I act, I am forced to take it off.”
Transparency in government:
• Rhetoric – Obama said that government spending plans will be posted on the Internet for days before legislation is passed.
• Actions – A giant Obamacare health bill passed so fast that even members of Congress didn’t have time to read it, much less the general public.
When people are nominated by the President to become Cabinet members or other powerful positions, the Constitution requires that they be confirmed by the Senate before they can take office.
• Actions – Obama appointed persons with unrestricted powers and authority by “executive orders.” These people never had to be confirmed by the Senate.
Congress must pass a budget every year.
Reality – The Democratically controlled Senate during the Obama administration has not passed a budget for three consecutive years. The public does not know what we will have to pay for, what will be cut, etc. It is in effect saying, “it is none of your business.”
The whole reason for Constitutional government is to have all three branches of government agree on what the laws of the land shall be. Presidents cannot change laws that he doesn’t agree with. This is especially dangerous in a President’s second term, when he no longer has to consider what the voters want.
Obama failed to get Congress to pass some version of amnesty, so he issued an “executive order” exempting certain classes of illegal immigrants from the immigration laws on the books.
Obama mentors and allies:
Al Sharpton – a political activist and racist (now a White House advisor).
Jeremiah Wright – Obama’s preacher, racist and activist. He said “white folks greed runs a world in need. Obama, by his own account, was brought to tears when Wright said this. Obama’s Kenyan father was an anti-Western socialist to the end.
Frank Marshall Davis – He had a long career of anti-American, anti-white propaganda that included being a member of the Communist Party.
Professor Edward Said, at Columbia University where Obama attended, was an advocate of the “critical race theory.” He said that he saw his role as deliberately annoying white people.
Obama literally embraced Professor Bell at a public gathering. Later, Obama regarded himself as being, in his own words, “a spy behind enemy lines.”
Bill Ayers – A domestic terrorist who planted bombs in public places, including the Pentagon. Obama defended his years of terrorism in a statement to the New York Times.
Many voters hoped that having a black president would heal racial tensions and produce a much-needed post-racial America. The opposite has happened.
Obama gave a speech to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University on June 5, 2007. He delivered an accent that Obama doesn’t use anywhere except when he is addressing a black audience.
A community organizer (what Obama was) is a person who rubs people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments. How could we think that he would bring us together when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us apart.
Reality – Last March, unaware that a microphone was on, Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that after he is reelected, and never has to face the voters again, he will have the “flexibility” to make a deal with Russia (our most formidable adversary for over 50 years) on missle defense systems. Think about that chilling prospect, and what it reveals about the real Obama.
Israel, a long time ally of the U.S., has been threatened with annihilation by Iranian leaders, yet Obama cannot take the time to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister. However, during the same week when the American ambassador to Libya was murdered and his dead body dragged through the street by celebrating mobs, he did have time to go to the David Letterman show to demonstrate his sense of humor and how cool he is.
The only question now is whether American voters will wake up before it is too late – not just for Israel – but for America.
Obama’s true believers may not want to know the truth. But there are millions of other people who have simply projected their own desires for a post-racial American onto Barack Obama. These are the ones who need to be confronted with the truth, before they repeat the mistake they made when they voted four years ago.
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