Teri O'brien puts fingers to keyboard and enlightens us as to what's really going on with Barack "The Man-God" Obama. He's all over the MSM because the DNC is desperate to get black and hispanic voters out for the upcoming mid-term elections.
Barack Obama has been featured in theChicago Tribune, in Chicago magazine, in Time magazine, in Street prophets, NPR, NewsWeek, Larry King Live, and, of course, Oprah is openly endorsing BO for president.
Of course she's endorsing him ... he's black and so is she. You go Girl!
|Obamas great talent is the ability to cloak his socialist leanings and plans(health care is a right, when we start talking about family values we start focusing very narrowly on things like abortion or gay marriage, but what we dont spend enough time talking about is are mothers and fathers getting paid enough so they can support their kids and send them to college) in a warm and fuzzy mask of perfect reasonableness and non-partisanship. In this regard, he runs laps around his Illinois colleague, Sen. Dick Eddie Haskell Durbin, who no matter how he tries, still comes off as a bug-eyed, fleshy-faced phony. Obama is a cool, smooth deceiver, the ultimate salesman, able to say inconsistent, or even false, things and yet convince many listeners that his is absolutely sincere. He represents the triumph of image over ideas. As such, he is the perfect democrat politician, with an ability to twist and distort the truth unseen since Bill Clinton. He is the walking embodiment of the most important arrow in the liberal quiver, the one without which theyd be lucky to break double digits in any election, stealth.|
Why so much media exposure for the Brilliant-One? Because as a shill for the Democratic party, Obama must go out and start working the black and hispanic voting base on behalf of his DNC masters.
No one with any political savvy believes that OB is going to the White House. He is on par with Slick Willy Clinton - transparent, well-groomed, eloquent and charming. And just like Bill Clinton, Obama is all flash and no flavor. He sticks to the Democratic National Committee's talking points and agenda. He's their foot soldier who knows which side his bread is buttered. But don't expect the press to root around too deeply around OB - they're too busy spinning the yarn that OB is warm and fuzzy. Photo essays showing OB at home with his wife, making orange juice and kissing his kids good bye are all over the place.
So let's dig down and shed some light on Obama. His voting record in the senate is atrocious. He's voted exactly the same as Dick Durbin in virtually every category. Obama talks centrist but he's clearly and unequivocally Left of Center. The Tribune reported State GOP Chairman Murray Clark said Indiana Democrats were "blinded" by Obama's star power and apparently think he represents Hoosier values. But he said in 2005, Obama had a 100 percent voting record according to what he called "the far-left" organization Americans for Democratic Action.
"Whether it's wanting to cut and run in Iraq or obstructing highly qualified judges, Sen. Obama has a voting record that matches Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy," Clark said. "A vote for Joe Donnelly, Brad Ellsworth or Baron Hill is a vote to further the agenda of the far left."
Let's break down the senator's voting record to see where he really stands on the issues and you tell me if he's a moderate:
Voted against the amendment to make marriage between a Man and a Woman only.
Voted against the original Patriot Act amendment (12/2005)
Voted against making English the official national language.
Voted against putting up a double-layered fence at the Mexican/US border
Here is a table I put together to show the voting records for Barack Obama (BO) and Dick Durbin (DD) for this year. The tables can be found here. Notice that they differed on only 2 votes out of the 20:
|9/29/06||Vote 263: On the Cloture Motion: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act||No||No||No|
|9/29/06||Vote 262: H R 6061: H.R. 6061; Secure Fence Act of 2006||Yes||Yes||No|
|9/29/06||Vote 261: H R 5631: H.R.5631 Conference Report; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/28/06||Vote 260: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 6061; Secure Fence Act of 2006||No||No||No|
|9/28/06||Vote 259: S 3930: S. 3930 As Amended; Military Commissions Act of 2006||No||No||No|
|9/28/06||Vote 258: S 3930: Kennedy Amdt. No. 5088; To provide for the protection of United States persons in the implementation of treaty obligations.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/28/06||Vote 257: S 3930: Byrd Amdt. 5104; To prohibit the establishment of new military commissions after December 31, 2011.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/28/06||Vote 256: S 3930: Rockefeller Amdt. No. 5095; To provide for congressional oversight of certain Central Intelligence Agency programs.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/28/06||Vote 255: S 3930: Specter Amdt. No. 5087; To strike the provision regarding habeas review.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/27/06||Vote 254: S 3930: Levin Amdt. No. 5086; In the nature of a substitute.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/25/06||Vote 253: On the Nomination: Confirmation Francisco Augusto Besosa, of Puerto Rico, to be U.S. District Judge||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/20/06||Vote 252: On the Cloture Motion: Proceed to H.R. 6061; Secure Fence Act of 2006||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/19/06||Vote 251: On the Nomination: Confirmation Alice S. Fisher, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General||No||No||No|
|9/19/06||Vote 250: H R 5684: H.R. 5684; United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act||No||Yes||No|
|9/14/06||Vote 249: H R 4954: H.R.4954 as Amended; Security and Accountability For Every Port Act or the SAFE Port Act||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/14/06||Vote 248: H R 4954: Motion to Table Schumer Amdt. No. 4930; To improve maritime container security by ensuring that foreign ports participating in the Container Security Initiative scan all containers shipped to the United States||No||No||No|
|9/14/06||Vote 247: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.4954; Security and Accountability For Every Port Act or the SAFE Port Act||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/13/06||Vote 246: H R 4954: Menendez Amdt. No. 4999; To improve the security of cargo containers destined for the United States.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/13/06||Vote 245: H R 4954: Coleman Amdt. No. 4982; To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that all cargo containers are screened before arriving at a United States seaport.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9/13/06||Vote 244: On the Motion: Motion to Table Biden Amdt. No. 4975; To establish a Homeland Security and Neighborhood Safety Trust Fund||No||No||No|
You can further compare OB to Bill Clinton. Look at Clinton's 1992 announcement speech. Clinton lists all manner of initiatives that he couldn't and didn't do anything to fix. What he didn't bother telling the American people in that speech is that Democratic initiatives going back to the 1960's were directly responsible for drug use, illiteracy, divisiveness, illegitimacy and crime. But Slick Willy made the points that people wanted to hear; he intoned how "blessed" he was, extolled the virtues of his wife Hillary - positioning themselves in a united front, and gave lip service to "maintaining a strong America."
He then made this comment, which in hindsight, is hysterical: The country is headed in the wrong direction fast, slipping behind, losing our way...and all we have out of Washington is status quo paralysis. No vision, no action. Just neglect, selfishness, and division.
For 12 years, Republicans have tried to divide us - race against race - so we get mad at each other and not at them. They want us to look at each other across a racial divide so we don't turn and look to the White House and ask, why are all of our incomes going down, why are all of us losing jobs? Why are we losing our future?
Playing both sides, positioning himself initially as a left-leaner, big government fat cat then, moving decidedly to the middle after his polling data told him to, showed that Clinton was just saying whatever the people wanted to hear. Just as the press maintained an incestuous relationship with JFK, they went the same way with Bill Clinton. With Clinton, the press was warm, inviting and uninterested in digging very deep into his past. He was an expert as reframing the facts that surrounded him so that he could literally "piss in your face and you'd think it was raining."
I'm seriously concerned with the MSM's ramp up on Barack Obama. When they throw so much time, effort and coverage at one person, it shows how entrenched their agenda is to get that person into office.
It should be a huge Red Flag and, thankfully I think many people can see through the smoke and mirrors. In all of these interviews with OB, he's never asked the tough questions. The interviewers just want to know his human side, discussions center around his book, his father, his mother, his wife and his kids.
Ultimately, the press doesn't care if Barack Obama is good for the country. For them it's just enough to know that he's a well educated black man who doesn't talk like a gang-banging thug. And he shares their core beliefs in Big Government, Cut & Run and higher Taxes.
And just like Clinton, he can talk for hours about absolutely nothing of substance.
God help us.