National Review’s “The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates”


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The following is a great list of Obama’s promises (ie lies) that have been broken.   Show this to your liberal friends…perhaps those 40% who actually still approve of Obama may see the light?!?

I am copying in its entirety from the Campaign Spot at National Review.

A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates 

By popular demand, a comprehensive list of expired Obama statements… 

HEALTH CARE MANDATES 

STATEMENT: “We’ve got a philosophical difference, which we’ve debated repeatedly, and that is that Senator Clinton believes the only way to achieve universal health care is to force everybody to purchase it. And my belief is, the reason that people don’t have it is not because they don’t want it but because they can’t afford it.” Barack Obama, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate, February 21, 2008. 

EXPIRATION DATE: On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the individual mandate into law. 

HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS ON C-SPAN 

STATEMENT: “These negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the decisions that are being made.” January 20, 2008, and seven other times

EXPIRATION DATE: Throughout the summer, fall, and winter of 2009 and 2010; when John McCain asked about it during the health care summit February 26, Obama dismissed the issue by declaring, “the campaign is over, John.” 

RAISING TAXES 

STATEMENT: “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” (multiple times on the campaign trail) 

EXPIRATION DATE: Broken multiple times, including the raised taxes on tobacco, a new tax on indoor tanning salons, but most prominently on February 11, 2010: “President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.” 

RECESS APPOINTMENTS 

STATEMENT: Then-Senator Obama declared that a recess appointment is “damaged goods” and has “less credibility” than a normal appointment. August 25, 2005

EXPIRATION DATE: March 27, 2010: “If, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.” 

BORDER SECURITY 

STATEMENT: “We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.” then-candidate Obama, discussing the need for border security, speaking in Miami on May 23, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: March 17, 2010: The Obama administration halted new work on a “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes. 

GUANTANAMO BAY 

STATEMENT: Executive Order stating, “The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order.” January 22, 2009. 

EXPIRATION DATE:  November 19, 2009: “Guantánamo, we had a specific deadline that was missed.” 

MILITARY TRIBUNALS 

STATEMENT: “Somebody like Khalid Sheik Mohammad is gonna get basically, a full military trial with all the bells and whistles.” September 27, 2006 

EXPIRATION DATE: Ongoing. “President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash. Obama initially had asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to choose the site of the trial in an effort to maintain an independent Justice Department. But the White House has been taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York.” 

RECOVERY.GOV 

STATEMENT: “We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.” – President Obama, January 28, 2009 

EXPIRATION DATE: “More than two months after some of the funds were released, [Recovery.gov] offers little detail on where the money is going… The government [spent] $84 million on a website that doesn’t have a search function, when its purpose is to ‘root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government.’” April 2, 2009 

Eighteen from his first 100 days: 

1. “As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.” 

2. “I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA].” 

3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis.” 

4. “Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.” 

5. “If we see money being misspent, we’re going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it.” 

6. “Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” 

7. “I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don’t work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper.” 

8. “[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell.” 

9. “Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online.” 

10. “We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’s seniority, rather than the merit of the project.” 

11. “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.” 

12. “Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights.” 

13. “We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights.” 

14. “Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!” 

15. “The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result.” 

16. “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills.” 

17. “Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Obama is 1-for-11 on this promise so far. 

18. A special one on the 100th day, “the first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.” 

And a list from of promises that expired during the campaign: 

Monday, November 03, 2008 

IRAQ 

STATEMENT: “Based on the conversations we’ve had internally as well as external reports, we believe that you can get one to two brigades out a month. At that pace, the forces would be out in approximately 16 months from the time that we began. That would be the time frame that I would be setting up,” Obama to the New York Times, November 1, 2007 

EXPIRATION DATE: March 7, 2008: Obama foreign policy adviser Samantha Power, to the BBC: “You can’t make a commitment in whatever month we’re in now, in March of 2008 about what circumstances are gonna be like in Jan. 2009. We can’t even tell what Bush is up to in terms of troop pauses and so forth. He will of course not rely upon some plan that he’s crafted as a presidential candidate or as a US senator.” 

Also: July 3, 2008: “My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything I’ve said, was always premised on making sure our troops were safe,” Obama told reporters as his campaign plane landed in North Dakota. “And my guiding approach continues to be that we’ve got to make sure that our troops are safe, and that Iraq is stable. And I’m going to continue to gather information to find out whether those conditions still hold.” 

STATEMENT: On June 14, Obama foreign policy adviser Susan Rice called the RNC’s argument that Obama needed to go to Iraq to get a firsthand look “complete garbage.”

EXPIRATION DATE: On June 16, Obama announced he would go to Iraq and Afghanistan “so he can see first hand the progress of the wars he would inherit if he’s elected president.” 

DEBATES 

STATEMENT: May 16, 2008: “If John McCain wants to meet me, anywhere, anytime to have a debate about our respective policies in Iraq, Iran, the Middle East or around the world that is a conversation I’m happy to have.”

EXPIRATION DATE: June 13, 2008: Obama campaign manager David Plouffe: “Barack Obama offered to meet John McCain at five joint appearances between now and Election Day—the three traditional debates plus a joint town hall on the economy in July [on the Fourth of July] and an in-depth debate on foreign policy in August.” 

IRAN 

STATEMENT: “We can, then, more effectively deal with what I consider to be one of the greatest threats to the United States, to Israel, and world peace, and that is Iran,” Obama speaking to American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Chicago, March 5, 2007 

EXPIRATION DATE:  “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny…They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.” – May 20, 2008 

STATEMENT: Question at the YouTube debate, as the video depicted leaders of the countries, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?…..” 

“I would,” Obama answered. July 27, 2007 

EXPIRATION DATE: May 10, 2008: Susan E. Rice, a former State Department and National Security Council official who is a foreign policy adviser to the Democratic candidate: “But nobody said he would initiate contacts at the presidential level; that requires due preparation and advance work.” 

JEREMIAH WRIGHT/TRINITY UNITED 

STATEMENT: “I could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than I could disown my own grandmother.” 

—Barack Obama, March 18, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE: on April 28, 2008, cut all ties to Wright, declaring, “based on his remarks yesterday, well, I may not know him as well as I thought.”

STATEMENT: Obama said that his church, “Trinity United “embodies the black community in its entirety” and that his church was being caricatured on March 18, 2008.

EXPIRATION DATE: On May 31, 2008, Obama resigned his membership at Trinity United Church. 

JIM JOHNSON 

STATEMENT: Criticism of running mate vetter Jim Johnson loan from Countrywide was “a game” and that his vice-presidential vetting team “aren’t folks who are working for me.” June 10, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE: June 11, 2008, when Obama accepted Johnson’s resignation. 

FISA

STATEMENT: Obama spokesman Bill Burton on October 24, 2007: “To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.” 

EXPIRATION DATE: June 20, 2008: “Given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as president, I will carefully monitor the program.” 

NUCLEAR ENERGY 

STATEMENT: “I am not a nuclear energy proponent.” Barack Obama, December 30, 2007 

EXPIRATION DATE: The above statement actually was the expiration date for his previous position, “I actually think we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix,” expressed on July 23, 2007; the above statement expired when he told Democratic governors he thought it is “worth investigating its further development” on June 20, 2008. 

NAFTA 

STATEMENT:  Tim Russert:: Senator Obama . . .  Simple question: Will you, as president, say to Canada and Mexico, “This has not worked for us; we are out”? 

Obama: “I will make sure that we renegotiate, in the same way that Senator Clinton talked about. And I think actually Senator Clinton’s answer on this one is right. I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced. And that is not what has been happening so far.” February 23, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE:  June 18, 2008, Fortune magazine: “Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified,” he conceded, after I reminded him that he had called NAFTA “devastating” and “a big mistake,” despite nonpartisan studies concluding that the trade zone has had a mild, positive effect on the U.S. economy. 

Does that mean his rhetoric was overheated and amplified? “Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don’t exempt myself,” he answered. 

“I’m not a big believer in doing things unilaterally,” Obama said. “I’m a big believer in opening up a dialogue and figuring out how we can make this work for all people.” 

PUBLIC FINANCING  

STATEMENT: “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election.” Also, a Common Cause questionnaire dated November 27, 2007, asked “If you are nominated for President in 2008 and your major opponents agree to forgo private funding in the general election campaign, will you participate in the presidential public financing system?”, Obama checked, “Yes.” 

EXPIRATION DATE: June 19, 2008: Obama announced he would not participate in the presidential public financing system. 

WORKING OUT A DEAL ON PUBLIC FINANCING 

STATEMENT: “What I’ve said is, at the point where I’m the nominee, at the point where it’s appropriate, I will sit down with John McCain and make sure that we have a system that works for everybody.”Obama to Tim Russert, Febuary 27. 

EXPIRATION DATE: When Obama announced his decision to break his public financing pledge June 19, no meeting between the Democratic nominee and McCain had occurred. 

WELFARE REFORM 

STATEMENT: “I probably would not have supported the federal legislation [to overhaul welfare], because I think it had some problems.” Obama on the floor of the Illinois Senate, May 31, 1997 

EXPIRATION DATE: April 11, 2008: Asked if he would have vetoed the 1996 law, Mr. Obama said, “I won’t second guess President Clinton for signing” it. Obama to the New York Times. 

GAY MARRIAGE 

STATEMENT: “Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as president. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of marriage.” – campaign spokesman, May 5, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE: June 29, 2008: “I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states… Finally, I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks.” — letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club 

PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION 

STATEMENT: “Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term.” – Interview with Relevant magazine, July 1, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE: July 5, 2008: “My only point is that in an area like partial-birth abortion having a mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously. It can be defined through physical health, It can be defined by serious clinical mental-health diseases.” statement to reporters. 

DIVISION OF JERUSALEM 

STATEMENT: “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.” — speech before AIPAC, June 4, 2008 

EXPIRATION DATE: June 6, 2008: “Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties” as part of “an agreement that they both can live with.” – an Obama adviser clarifying his remarks to the Jerusalem Post.

(h/t: Ace of Spades Top Headlines)

Who’s Sorry Now? IAmSorryIVotedForObama.com


Interesting website.    iamsorryivotedforobama.com (H/T: Instapundit)

Maybe many have finally come to their senses?

It’s not like we didn’t know who Obama was BEFORE the election, though!

Now Obama says ACORN and others will “shape the agenda” of an Obama Presidency

(UDPATED 10/10/08) McCain Ad: Obama’s Ties to ACORN run long and deep

Do Any of Obama’s Friends Love America?

Praire Fire: William Ayers Weather Underground Manifesto

Obama is flat-out cheatin in campaign donations

Obama’s heartless votes for infanticide

It Ain’t Pretty: What you would get with President Obama and liberal supermajority in Congress

All About Obama, Narcissism, and the Cult of Personality

Obama: Anti-Military, Anti-Weapons, Anti-Iraq and Anti-Security

Stark Contrast: Obama’s arrogance vs. McCain’s sacrifice and humility

Remember the Obama’s have asked us all to cut back and contribute? — “Just words”


We find today that Michelle Obama’s “lady-in-waiting” budget is double that of Laura Bush.

As notedby C. Edmund Wright Michelle Obama requires far more staff than previous first ladies. A few examples of salaries for her bloated staff:

  1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF STAFF)
  2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
  3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
  4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
  5. Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
  6. $90,000 – Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
  7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)
  8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
  9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
  10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
  11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
  12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

….But given President Barack Obama’s (D) very public scolding to companies who received bailout money not to host lavish business conventions and such, the Congressional grilling of auto executives who flew to Washington on private planes instead of commercial or even using their own cars and similar public put downs, this lavish retinue of numerous (mostly) ladies in waiting reeks of a certain je ne sais quoi, let them eat cake mentality.

…..Perhaps Ms. Obama’s staff should follow the example set by her husband’s staff and blame–or in this instance, learn–everything on the situation she inherited.  As Ralph Alter pointed out yesterday  

For purposes of comparison, please consult Dan Froomkin’s 2004 White House Staff List-By Salary published in the Washington Poston June 13, 2004.  Tallying Laura Bush’s staff from the list provided by Froomkin totals $561,325 in annual salaries for the former First Lady’s staff.  

In other words, even accounting for inflation, Laura Bush’s expenses were less than half of  Ms. Obama’s–and this was in those flush times derided by Obama fans.

 

Michelle Obama $6000 handbagOh, and Michele O also sported a $6000 purse in Russia. (Of course, the Obama’s deny it as if the design firm wouldn’t know their own handbag)

Of course, the same Michelle Obama wore $900 sneakers to a  Washington Food Bank! 

And back in May, Michelle Obama had this to say to recent graduates at UC Merced:

“Remember that you are blessed. Remember that in exchange for those blessings, you must give something back. You must reach back and pull someone up. You must bend down and let someone else stand on your shoulders so that they can see a brighter future.”

Of course, it is all double standard, you see.  As Michelle Malkin pointed out back then, the Obamas gave LESS THAN 1% of their 2000-2004 income to charity:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle gave $10,772 of the $1.2 million they earned from 2000 through 2004 to charities, or less than 1 percent, according to tax returns for those years releasedtoday by his campaign…The Obamas made their church, Trinity United Church of Christ, one of the biggest beneficiaries of their philanthropy, donating $27,500.

Of course, you had to know the biggest donation was set aside for the racist church and preacher where the Obama’s attended, but never heard a word that was said there by Jeremiah Wright.

And many a Lefty will excuse the Obama’s contributions early in this decade by saying “they were not wealthy people”….well, pardon me, but I know MANY MANY people, the same people Obama says must now cut back, who barely make the national average in salary and they give 10% of their income to their church, among other contributions…..

What happened to the recession and all of that cutting back WE are ALL supposed to do?  And what of the condescension Barack Obama has shown towards executive salaries and corporate jet travel? 

At the very least, the executives are doing it with money that consumers have chosen to give to those companies by buying/using their products….the Obama’s just choose to confiscate income from us all and our future children/grandchildren so they can act like royalty…..all while in the so-called “worst recession since the Great Depression”….(Obama’s words)

From the Obama’s its “Just words…just words”…….. And those words are meant for us peasants, not the royalty sitting in the White House.

Jon Voight: Let’s help bring an end to (the power of) this false prophet, Obama


At the NRSC-NRCC fund raiser last night, Jon Voight spoke truth in 10 minutes about Israel, Obama and his partners in crime tearing America down, the Left’s lies about Bush, and more.

Priceless to see one from Hollywood who understands Obama’s power grabs, his history, his associations and then have to the guts to speak truth to it.  Thanks for Jon Voight!

(H/T: Michelle Malkin; Video: Earth2Obama.org)

Obama Unqualified – Mentor Jeremiah Wright, his poor judgement and his “not proud” wife


It never hurts to remind everyone about Obama’s favorite pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and Obama’s extremely poor judgement in friends!  (not to mention the words of his “not proud” wife!)

These judgements and relationships alone disqualify Obama to lead this, or any, country….

Audio Found: Obama conveys his racist notions and Socialism in 1995


“If Obama thinks you are part of the BAD “GROUP” will you be getting his goodies or be paying for them?”

 New Audio (with video added) found from 1995 with Obama spouting his race-baiting views of bad “white” people and comparing Los Angeles to Bosnia?!?!   It is a strange, racially tinged twist of words you must hear.

From Gateway Pundit:

It sounds like those first 10 years with Rev. Jeremiah Wright rubbed off on The One

The post racial candidate Barack Obama slams “white executives” living out in the suburbs who do not want to pay taxes to inner city children in a 1995 interview:

Obama talks redistribution and salvation- bashes whitey:

Obama admits his Redistribution of Wealth is to SAVE the African American community SO HE CAN ENSURE HIS OWN SALVATION! (and Our Countries Salvation) He compares the plight of African Americas to the ethic genocide’s of Bosnia and Africa. He blames all of African American problems on “ONE GROUP” who suppresses them.

And, He says WHITE people don’t want their taxes to help black children.

Obviously, Obama’s plans to redistribute wealth is not something he just thought up.

Funny- This is the same millionaire who won’t send his brother living in a slum hut 20 bucks.

Prairie Fire: William Ayers Weather Underground Manifesto


This follows right along with my last post about the Weather Underground’s plans to take over America and  force re-education or be exterminated.

The manifesto produced by William Ayers and his wife Bernardine Doehrn  outlines plans to seize power in a  Communist take-over of the United States.  The book is called Praire Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism.  I recommend you read the entire summary at ZombieTime. (Actual text from book is in red)

Some excerpts:

Our job is to tap the discontent seething in many sectors of the population, to find allies everywhere people are hungry or angry, to mobilize poor and working people against imperialism.

We have an urgent responsibility: to destroy imperialism from within in order to help free the world and ourselves from its grasp.

Our final goal is the destruction of imperialism, the seizure of power, and the creation of socialism. Our strategy for this stage of the struggle is to organize the oppressed people of the imperial nation itself to join with the colonies in the attack on imperialism. This process of attacking and weakening imperialism involves the defeat of all kinds of national chauvinism and arrogance; this is a precondition to our fight for socialism.

And William Ayers definition of Socialism, with the exception of the violence so far, sounds like Democrat and Obama talking points:

Socialism is the total opposite of capitalism/imperialism. It is the rejection of empire and white supremacy. Socialism is the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the eradication of the social system based on profit. Socialism means control of the productive forces for the good of the whole community instead of the few who live on hilltops and in mansions. Socialism means priorities based on human need instead of corporate greed. Socialism creates the conditions for a decent and creative quality of life for all.

What other great things was this radical, terrorist group trying to achieve?

The unique and fundamental condition of this time is the decline of U.S. imperialism. Our society is in social and economic crisis and assumptions about the U.S. are turned on their heads. These are hard conditions to live through. But they are favorable for the people and for revolution.
These conditions of constant change demand the weapon of theory. Like people everywhere, we are analyzing how to bring to life the potential forces which can destroy U.S. imperialism.
We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years. We are deeply affected by the historic events of our time in the struggle against U.S. imperialism.
Our intention is to disrupt the empire, to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside.
Our intention is to engage the enemy, to wear away at him, to harass him, to isolate him, to expose every weakness, to pounce, to reveal his vulnerability.
Our intention is to encourage the people, to provoke leaps in confidence and consciousness, to stir the imagination, to popularize power, to agitate, to organize, to join in every way possible the people’s day-to-day struggles.
Our intention is to forge an underground, a clandestine political organization engaged in every form of struggle, protected from the eyes and weapons of the state, a base against repression, to accumulate lessons, experience and constant practice, a base from which to attack.

So what does this have to do with Barack Obama….well it is well-documented that Barack Obama and Bill Ayers have ties that go back several years…..

There’s no getting around it: William Ayers was a violent communist revolutionary bent on overthrowing the government and “seizing power” in the United States. The proof is on this page. And the only difference between the 1970s William Ayers and the William Ayers whom Barack Obama associated with is a change in rhetorical style; a re-wording of his radical philosophy to make it seem more mainstream. But the underlying political thesis (i.e. communism) remains the same.

For the record, and just to be complete, here are some links documenting Obama’s many connections to William Ayers:

• Ayers and Obama worked together for years on a school reform program called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
• Ayers and Obama also served together on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, a separate charity organization.
• Obama had his political coming-out party in William Ayers’ home.
Ayers mentions Obama by name in a book he wrote in 1997, and mentions that the two are very close neighbors.
• Obama gave a short glowing review of that same Ayers book for the Chicago Tribune.
• Obama and Ayers were both presenters together on a panel about juvenile justice (organized by Michelle Obama).
• Both Obama and Ayers were close friends with the same person, Rashid Kalidi.

There are also several unverified rumors swirling around that have not yet been documented: That Ayers may have helped to write part of Obama’s autobiography; that Ayers babysat for Obama’s children; that Obama and Ayers shared an office space together for three years, on the same floor of the same building in Chicago; and that Ayers and Obama may have known each other as far back as 1981, when both were attending adjacent schools and living in the same immediate neighborhood in New York at the exact same time.

And Ayers has NOT changed his point of view even when working with Obama.  In April, 2002, Ayers said:

I considered myself partly an anarchist then and consider myself partly an anarchist now. I mean I’m as much an anarchist as I am a Marxist…. I’m very open about what I think and nobody here is surprised by what I think.

Is one of those regrets that I took extreme measures against the United States at a time of tremendous crisis? No it is not. I don’t regret that. The people of the world are being exploited and oppressed and militarized by the great imperialist powers, led by the United States. That is the situation today in my view.

And I’m not sorry about anything that I participated to try to end that war or against that government that was waging that war.

In 2004, Ayers said:

If we were being fair and open-minded, then if you looked around at the world today, you would say the greatest purveyor of of violence, as King said, is our own government. …

White supremacy and racism continues to be the dagger point of American democracy. I do believe that. I believed it then, I believe it now.

In 2006,

We were anti-authoritarian, anti-orthodoxy, communist street fighters.

I want to embrace…draft resisters, deserters, tax avoiders…

If we know we hope to achieve a democratic and socialist world, a culture of life and love, our strategy and tactics are informed by filling that vision out on the ground…

I went to Camp Casey in August precisely because I’m an agnostic about how and where the rebellion will break out, but I know I want to be there and I know it will break out…

Opposing aggressive war is always urgent, but for revolutionaries we need to both be fully activated in the opposition…

And finally,

All of this is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. To this day, nearly every word that Ayers utters and every sentence that he writes hews to the exact same communist line. You can easily find hundreds more examples yourself just by browsing through his blog or simply by Googling his name and searching for his writings and speeches, almost all of which still revolve around notions promulgated in Prairie Fire.

William Ayers is a communist. By his own description. He was a communist then, he is a communist now, and he was a communist for the entire time that Barack Obama worked with him and was associated with him.

You have to suspend a lot of rational thinking to not believe that Obama is one of two things and neither of them is good: 

1) Obama is a tool of this far-left radical fringe and, while he is bought by them, he is not aware of the extent to which these types intend to do harm, OR

2) Obama, while not exposing anything this radical so far, is a member of this belief system and plans to reconstruct this country into something Bill Ayers knows, but the rest of us Americans will not.

#1 is not likely at all….#2 is the most likely scenario considering Obama has not had any serious associations, mentors, or relationships with anyone other than radicals, Socialists, Marxists, and a domestic terrorist and his wife.   Not to mention that this manifesto, Prairie Fire, references Black Liberation Ideology …..which is exactly what Jeremiah Wright preached to Obama and his family for 20 years!

(H/T: Michelle Malkin)