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Deceit is no stranger to Obama

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), May 3, 2008 at 19:03

Back on October 3 of last year, during an interview with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Obama was asked why he does not wear a flag pin on his lapel. According to Obama, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he "decided not to wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for "true patriotism."

As with almost all of Obama's questionable behaviors, the media accepted or ignored Obama's excuse.On the following day, Obama's campaign issued a statement: "We all revere the flag, but Senator Obama believes that being a patriot is about more than a symbol."

Pardon me, but Obama's intentional refusing to wear the flag pin is also a symbol -- a symbol of protest and hatred of America that seems to resonate with the "God Damn America" comments of Obama's spiritual mentor, Rev. Wright. The American flag is the symbol of freedom, and for the country which millions of Americans sacrificed their lives to preserve.

Is this an isolated incident with little bearing on the mindset of Obama? Sad to say, but "No" to both counts. A photo that appeared in Time magazine shows Obama, Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin standing during the national anthem at Senator Tom Harkin's Steak Fry event on September 16 of last year. Everyone EXCEPT Obama put their hands over their hearts. Obama simply stood there, holding his hands in front of his crotch.

Not exactly a patriotic gesture.

There's a lot more to his refusal to wear a flag pin or to stand for the national anthem. Obama, like so many other apologists for Islamic terrorism, saw 9/11 as a "tragedy" for Arab-Americans because of an alleged "backlash of hate crimes" against Arab-Americans.

A subject that Daniel has spoken about often are the many Islamic groups, such as CAIR, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, who present themselves as Muslim Civil rights organizations while, in reality, serving as fronts for the funding of Hamas and anti-Israel propaganda campaigns. These groups are also anti-American and are notorious for using our legal system to squash any mention of Islamic terrorism, and to file frivilous lawsuits based on bogus charges of discrimination against Muslims.

Obama has a history of speaking at rallies and fund-raisers organized by these groups. Obama believes, as these Arab and Muslim organizations do, that the Patriot Act was an unprovoked racist measure designed to rob Arabs of their civil liberties. Obama has accused our government of racial profiling Arabs and Muslims while ignoring the fact that America faces threats from Islamic jihadists who come in all races, colors, and ethnicities.

I hear you say, "Hey, wait a minute, Dr RJP. When did he say these things?"

Would you believe at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in 2004 during his keynote address?

Here is a pertinent quote from that speech:

"If there's an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties."

Embodied in that statement are that Arab-Americans not only are the targets of racial profiling, but also being deprived of their civil liberties. For the majority of Americans listening to his speech, that statement probably went in one ear and out the other.

There are two other important features of this statement. First, no other ethnicity was ever mentioned by name in his address, and secondly, this statement could have easily been a press release issued by CAIR and other bogus Muslim civil rights groups.

In short, Obama refused to wear the flag pin after 9/11 SOLELY because he bought into the propaganda perpetrated by these Muslim civil rights groups, namely, that Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans were then, and now, the victims of hate crimes JUST AS African-Americans have been the victims of hate crimes.

Here, we can see how Obama's African-cum-Muslim ideology blends right in with that of the racist, anti_Semitic Rev. Wright and the Nation of Islam, If you read his two books, "Dreams of my Father," and "Audacity of Hope," this conclusion is inescapable.

Obama has a history of speaking at rallies and fundraisers organized by anti-Israel and anti-American "Muslim Rights groups." Obama believes, like many others in these Arab and Muslim organizations, that the Patriot Act was an unprovoked racist measure designed to rob Arabs of their civil liberties. He has accused our government of racial profiling Muslims while ignoring the fact that America faces threats from Islamic jihadists who come in all races, colors, and ethnicities.

The most disturbing part of Obama's keynote address was not the comment about the Arab-American family being "rounded up" -- a very close illusion to how Jewish families were rounded up by the Nazis, -- it was his follow-up remark:

"Now, let me be clear. Let me be clear. We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued. And they must be defeated."

Like the majority of Obama's speeches, the "meat" of the message is always omitted -- "Who" exactly is Obama referencing? Al-Qaida? Hamas? Hezbollah? White Supremacists? The "Jewish lobby?"

I take nothing for granted when Obama speaks, and I judge him only on the basis of what comes directly out of his mouth. So far, what's come out has been quite frightening to me.

When Obama blurted out the "clinging to religion and guns" comments about small town white folk, and was taken to task for them, he wasn't at all repentant for his sentiment. He was indignant that he got caught and his "apologies" reflected it. Obama said that, "Well I guess I could have chosen words that were a little better." How many different ways are there to say that small town white folk are a backward lot?

Obama's comments reminds me of the oft-used phrase: "It is only cheating if you get caught," and Barack was most definitely caught.

Obama seems to have a very short memory. When asked if he heard any of Wright's vitriolic retorts, Obama said that he wasn't aware of it.

When asked about the contribution he received from groups that support and fund Hamas, Obama said that he wasn't aware of it."

When asked about his speeches given to anti-Israel and anti-Jewish Islamic groups, Obama said that he wasn't aware of it."

Which part of

I never heard Rev. Wright make any of those comments
I was not in church when Rev. Wright made those comments
I did her a few, but I can no more disown him than I can an uncle.

is true?

Amazing. The guy lies three times in a row through his smiling teeth, and everybody goes, "Aw-w-w.."

Remember all the wonderful things he said about his father?

In his autobiographical book "Dreams from My Father," Obama paints a heroic picture of his father as having emerged from a poor Kenyan village, where he was nothing more than a simple goat herder, to become a Harvard-educated economist, destined to return to Africa to fulfill his promise.

In reality, Obama's father, was a polygamist who had already abandoned one wife and child in Africa when he met Obama's mother in Hawaii. After being educated at Harvard, he returned to Africa, abandoning Obama and his mother, to live the life of a chronic alcoholic who ultimately killed himself in his second drink-induced car accident, while driving drunk on the streets of Nairobi.

I heard Obama say on TV that he wants to "talk with everyone in the Muslim world...and give them more money." now i know how he wants to do it.

Obama wants the US to give $62 billion dollars a year to a "Global Poverty Program," aka, third-world welfare. You can bet the farm that African Muslim countries and Middle Eastern NGO's (like Hamas) will be first on the list.

Meanwhile, he's telling us how he's going to save all this money by ending the Iraq War, but he will simply redirect it to countries -- many of which hate us.

No thanks! I don't trust Obama, and those who do are just not listening at all to what he's actually saying beneath all those flowery phrases.

Remember that ad in which Obama says, "I don't take money from oil companies."

Technically, that's true, since a law that has been on the books for more than a century prohibits corporations from giving money directly to any federal candidate. But that doesn't distinguish Obama from his rivals in the race.

The statement is patently misleading:

* Obama has accepted more than $213,000 from individuals who work for companies in the oil and gas industry and their spouses.

* Two of Obama's bundlers are top executives at oil companies and are listed on his Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidential hopeful.

I am thinking of writing a book titled, "Obama for Dummies," in which I would explain what Obama is really saying. Obama has an uncanny knack of saying one thing and making his listeners think he said something else.

If people would listen more closely to what Obama says, and doesn't say, then they would realize that he is always talking about processes and not products.

Here's an example:

"My decision-making, with respect to military options versus diplomatic options, a containment strategy versus a strike strategy, is going to be informed by how is that going to impact not just Iran," he said, "but how is that going to impact the stability of the region and how's that going to impact our long-term security interests."

Where's the beef?

It is like joining him for lunch and asking him what he wants to eat:

"Well, what I want has to be weigheed against the pros and cons of nutritional considerations versus emotional satisfaction given that there are elements of both in every thing we eat, plus I would need to consider the long-term effects of such a strategy and what that may mean for my choice of dinner options, for which I plan on bringing in the brightest minds to assist me in reaching a mutually-acceptable agreement."

Unfortunately, if this was not how he really talks, it would be a great joke

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