Did Obama flip-flop on the Middle Class or just hiding his Socialist policies?

I just finished reading a good piece by Bill Kristol on how McCain can win. A few lines in this article reminded me of the stated ethics and values of the Trinity United Christian Church (TUCC)….you know ,that church Obama attended for 20YEARS!


Obama and Mccain first debate 9-26-08 (Pic: MichelleMalkin.com)

From Kristol:

On Saturday, Obama criticized McCain for never using in the debate Friday night the words “middle class.” The Obama campaign even released an advertisement trumpeting McCain’s omission.

The McCain campaign might consider responding by calling attention to Chapter 14 of Obama’s eloquent memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” There Obama quotes from the brochure of Wright’s church – a passage entitled, “A Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness.”

So when Biden goes on about the middle class on Thursday, Palin might ask Biden when Obama flip-flopped on Middleclassness.

Here is the “Middleclassness” part of the values and ethics that were (at one time) posted on the TUCC website and included in the brochure that Kristol references:

Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”

Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must keep the captive ignorant educationally, but trained sufficiently well to serve the system.

Also, the captors must be able to identify the “talented tenth” of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.

Those so identified as separated from the rest of the people by:

  • Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
  • Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
  • Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of “we” and “they” instead of “us…..

I have clearly portrayed Obama’s church and his brand of Christianity before. Read the entire post because it includes more of the outrageous Black Liberation Theology values that Obama believes, or at the VERY least, allowed his family to be part of for years.  The basis of Reverend Wright’s, and therefore the church’s, philosophy was based in Black Socialism and Black Liberation Theology.

It takes a giant step of suspending rational thought or a big Obama puppy-love mindset to not suspect that Obama believes or has believed these very principles.

As Kristol noted, Obama recited this very topic “Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness” in one of his memoirs…..AND the church that espouses this value is the one Obama chose to attend for over 20 years, was married there, and had his daughters baptized there…

So for Obama, whose church disavowed “middleclassness”, it sure is a big turnaround to now rap your opponent for not bringing up the middle class in a debate….

Or more likely, isn’t Obama’s “concern” for the middle class an election smokescreen for his socialist policies?


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    In the midst of the unsettled financial markets there’s been general agreement about one thing: the outcome of the current crisis will be far-reaching changes to the blobal financial system. For example, Morgan Stanley chief economist Stephen Roach believes the world’s central banks are now being forced to look afresh at how financial bubbles should be handled. Up to now their attitude has been that the markets must correct financial bubbles themselves.

    However, the massive emergence of various kinds of derivative instruments created such huge inverted pyramids above an underlying asset class (such as prime mortgages) that things get out of hand when bubbles burst. Roach believes that central banks can hardly afford to condone bubbles in the future.

    The question to be answered is: How and when they must take steps to avoid meltdowns?
    Fin Week

    As some of Wall Street’s most venerable financial institutions teeter on the brink of self-destruction and are either taken over – in the case of Bear Sterns – or, as in the case of Lehman Brothers, allowed to implode, very few financial sectors appear capable of weathering the storms.

    In view of the “bail out” agreement reached this past weekend it seems as if financial markets throughout the world will however react positively to this announcement. An announcement in my opinion not made by choice, however rather by force! Financial Guru – Warren Buffet correctly remarked that if the “bail out” plan was not approved – the American Economy would face certain “meltdown”!

    In lieu of this it stands to reason that there weren’t much alternatives than to see the bail out plan pass through congress? A certain relief for most – al be it temporary. Both Presidential Candidates voted for the plan as has been seen. Not much of a choice by the looks and sounds of it!

    Certainly the pressing question on our minds should be to now take a calm and responsible view back, on what has caused this catastrophy? We should all agree that it is a catastrophy, although suspended perhaps for the moment. One can only call it “suspended” as this has still to play out and we will see how this effects the struggling markets and economy alltogether in the short, medium and long term!

    IS THERE ANOTHER 700 BILLION US$ available should this not work?

    One cannot help but wonder after pondering on all of this for months on end – who is the biggest terrorist or threat facing America after all? Is it Osama Bin Laden – or worse, is it someone or something, much closer to home? I certainly don’t want to be in the shoes of the current President and wonder if anybody in his right mind would like to be in the future President’s shoes!

    However, fill the shoe we have to, and it is now up to every single one of us to realise that the problems facing America is far greater than we want to believe. Republican, Democrat or Independant all stood together, cried together and worked together when the tragedy of 911 struck!

    The tragedy of September 2008 is far worse!

    We don’t have the liberty of taking on the world at present! No matter how righteous our beliefs are, no matter how convinced we are that terrosism should be fought in every corner, every nook and cranny, and in any place in the world. More Americans have died in this war than in 911 and we are not calling it a tragedy or catastrophy? No, we accept it because we are dying for our country, our beliefs and our ego!

    Senator McCain says that he will not see to it that we pull out of this war before victory! He knows how it feels to come home defeated and to live to the consequences of knowing that a lot of people, or so he believes – has died in vain!

    Are we staying at war because we don’t want to feel bad? Are we loosing our children because of ego’s?
    Or worse, are we staying at war to loose our country and our very excistence?



    Undoubtedly the bail out is necessary, could it have been avoided – too late to ask! Can it be avoided in the future – we have no alternative but to believe it can! The question is how?

    Now, we can tighten up the budgets on every field of the economy, we can harness in every corporate company to be more dilligent in their dealings. We can increase or decrease taxes, impose new legislation, fire the wrong doers or restructure government to be more lean and mean.

    All of this is however in vain, if we are still going to remain a “country at war”!

    It’s simple economics people! The war is killing America! It costs us a hell of a lot more than it costs Osama Bin Laden and Company to fight this! Perhaps he is a lot more astute than we will give him credit for! Perhaps he has gone into hiding, knowing that sooner or later – the “meltdown” will begin!

    Sure we need to keep face in the world! Are we doing this now?

    I don’ think so!

    It is my opinion that if we wan’t to weather the greatest economic storm ever to hit our shores, we need to act and act now, before it’s to late! Our leader, Republic or Democrat will have to realise that we can’t stay at war and build our economy up again – it’s childish to even contemplate that.

    If the world believes we are doing the right thing fighting terrorism offshore, then the world should climb in and help finance this war much more than they are currently doing! If not – we need to pack up and go home before it is too late!

    No other country in the world other than America is facing a “meltdown”? Why should we?

    I know there is a lot more to it than a normal citizen like you and me know about this alltogether. However, it is time we harness our strength as ONE NATION and forget about politics for now. We need to think about America – all of us!

    The “Barbarians are at our Gate”, not in Irak or Pakistan!

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    Chase Morgan

  2. R700 Billion Dollar Bail Out Fails!

    Well there we have it, the first round to getting the “bail out” plan to be passed has officially failed! Although the markets, the top news agencies, chief economists and the likes of Warren Buffet have predicted that America has no choice but to accept the proposal – it has failed!

    Even I am surprised to say the least, as I am sure most of you are too! After reading comments such as – PASS THE PLAN OR FACE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN – it has done just that! The plan has been failed in congress.

    The question certainly on everybody’s mind now is, are they mad, are they trying to ruin the country, or are they once again simply playing politics instead of thinking about America first?

    The question is who is to blame again? Someone is going to blame someone else and Republicans are going to blame Democrats and vice versa. As the news breaks on CNN the latest statistics show that the total votes for the plan were 205 and against were 228! Democrats for the plan = 140, against = 95. Republicans for the plan = 65, against = 133.

    Does this matter who was for and who was against – NO IT DOESN’T! Who brought the plan to the table in the first place – YES GUESS WHO?

    The fact is it did not pass and we can now either FIX THE BLAME, or for once Congress can sit down and START FIXING THE PROBLEM – NOW!

    The fact that people are already blaming each other for delivering a bad speach – I am referring to the Republican comments on Nancy Pelosi’s speach, is abolutely BULLSHIT!

    COME ON AMERICA – we are grown ups, not bloody kids! Who are these people? A plan of this nature is certainly based on “documented facts”, “written drafts” and NOT ON SOMEBODY’S BLOODY SPEACH!

    AMERICA IS IN TROUBLE – GRAVE TROUBLE, yet we still accommodate leaders who are voicing their political emotions and how they feel about the other!


    What about the people in the middle class who are fighting to survive day by day, and simply don’t have the luxury of waiting for you boys to finish your party games and your power fits??

    Please read my post on BARBARIANS AT THE GATE and you will relaise excatly what I mean! We have more enemies of ignorance in our midst than all the terrorists in this world put together!


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    Chase Morgan

  3. SRT: I think your question at the end was rhetorical–but in case it isn’t—if anyone in this Country thinks that the way to benefit the “middle class” is to tax the wealthy and give more entitlements to the poor–those people are simply idiots. It may be true–as Obama pointed out–that giving to the rich might not trickle down to the middle class–but since when has the US been “giving to the rich?” The reality is, if the “rich” cannot afford to employ people, the ones most hurt are—the middle class. It is Communism 101.

  4. “The fact that people are already blaming each other for delivering a bad speach – I am referring to the Republican comments on Nancy Pelosi’s speach, is abolutely BS!”

    Chase Morgan,

    Perhaps…but one would think that if we were ALL acting like grown-ups and interested in working in a bi-partisan way in the best interests of the nation, the LAST thing that would occur to us would be to deliever a speech full of nasty partisan rhetoric right before the crucial vote.

    If the Democrats all thought this was such a good idea, they could have passed the bill along strictly partisan lines and then claimed all the credit for saving the country. I wonder WHY the Democrat leadership couldn’t arm-twist 12 out of 95 nay votes to get this thing passed?

    It makes me wonder how motivated they really were to get it done.

  5. GBS,
    Agree that partisan politics on both sides of isle are BS at this point in time. In my opinion, Pelosi’s speech was calculated to repel Republicans, and it worked (even if they are whinning). No deal, more financial panic, more impression that the current situation in Washington is beyond broken, and more fodder for the “change” narrative Obama is pitching. Just watch the MSM run with this..

    What can McCain do now? Rail against the failure of the bill, which the majority of his party killed? That’s probably his only hope–get elected almost as an independent and decry the “extremists” and “partisans” in both parties.

    Oddly, despite the weaknesses she showed in last week’s TV interviews, Palin might have an opportunity here. Not that I think she can get in there and fix everything, but Biden has been called “the Senator from MBNA” and may be seen as “part of the problem.

  6. GJB,

    I had another theory. It was that the 95 Democrats who voted “nay” were the more “conservative” members. That didn’t pan out very well. The vote among the 31 MOST liberal members of the House (according to NationalJournal.com) was 19 YES and 12 NO votes. I selected that number in part because 12 was the passing vote shortfall.

    That YES / NO ratio is essentially the same as the Democrat vote as a whole (140 YES to 95 NO). In other words, the most liberal members weren’t any more inclined to vote for this than whole Democrat delegation.

    People like Linda Sanchez of CA, John Conyers of MI, and Jesse Jackson, Jr of IL couldn’t be “arm-twisted”? My tin-foil hat usually collects dust in the closet. It’s sitting on my desk tonight.

  7. Hey Chase,
    I’m all for discussion, but tone the length of the posts down a bit….keep it pertinent.

    It looks like one of those long advertisements with your blog address featured at the bottom.


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