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Submitted by Larry (United States), Nov 1, 2008 at 11:12

If most of your friends are socialists, communists, etc., wouldn't any normal person wonder if you shared these views. If your friends are all anti-Semetic shouldn't I be concerned you might be too? Obama and his supporters like to bully people around. He wins in caucuses since his supporters intimidated everyone else. He likes that model for unions too, getting rid of secret ballots works for him. If a journalist asks him tough questions their TV station or newspaper won't have access to his campaign or administration. He and his supporters work so hard to discredit Fox News and Hannity since Obama knows if voters realize how radical he is he will lose. Has Obama's positions as a politician been counter to those of his radical associations? No. He shares their world views. If we botched the Iraq war or Afghanistan, does that mean we should switch 180 degrees, throw our allies overboard and embrace our enemies? Is the lesson of the housing market crash that we should give up on capitalism, and lurch left, reinstitute welfare, high taxes and radically increase our foreign aid and accept falacy that poverty is the root cause of Islamic terrorism? If you really think about it, Obama and his associations are wrong on pretty much everything. And who could really believe that a guy comfortably spending years in a NOI, Ayers, Khalidi environment, has really now truly moved to centrist traditional American values and positions?

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