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The Blank Slate

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about the associations Barack Obama has formed over the course of his political career, and I've come to a conclusion: they don't trouble me.

They have a lot of other people upset, when they look at the types of people Obama has chosen to ally himself with at various stages of his life and their agends. But I've come to realize that they don't matter.

When Obama first moved to Chicago, he chose to latch on to the "educational reform" agenda. He set himself up as an associate/disciple of one of the main movers and shakers in that area, William Ayers. In doing so, he willfully turned a blind eye to the fact that Ayers (and his wife, who gets far too little attention in all this) are absolutely unrepentant domestic terrorists who led an organization that set off bombs around the nation, killed one cop, nearly killed a judge and his family, and were stopped from blowing up a military dance (filled with about half civilians) by their own ineptitude and only blew themselves up. And Obama also turned a blind eye to Ayers' concept of "education reform" -- the indoctrination of the youth into the same ideology that led him down the path of the terrorist. As part of that association, Obama let Ayers launch Obama's political career and headed up a foundation that raised and spent over $150 million dollars towards absolutely no measurable result.

But that just doesn't matter.

As part of establishing himself as part of the Chicago black community, Obama joined the Trinity United Church of Christ. He spent 20 years as a member of the congregation. He was married in that church, by its head, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. His two daughters were baptized there, and he took his wife and children to that church at every opportunity. He bought the tapes and disks of Wright's sermons. He praised Wright so greatly, he used a line of Wright's for his book title and singled him out for extensive appreciation inside.

And not once did he complain -- or even seem to notice -- that Wright's gospel was one of hatred, one of racial separation, of blaming the government for all the ills of the black community (including inventing the AIDS virus), and for being a great force of evil in the world. Not until it was pointed out to him, in undeniable proof, that this was going on in his church did he finally separate himself and his family from that church.

But that just doesn't matter.

As Obama rose in politics, he ran into the same challenge so many other politicians have. He discovered that money is, indeed, the mother's milk of politics, and he needed to raise a lot of it. So he linked up with a fellow name Tony Rezko, one of the biggest Democratic fundraisers in the city (and, probably, the state). Rezko helped Obama get the money he needed for his endless series of campaigns.

Rezko also came through for Obama on a personal level. He helped Obama buy his home, through various and sundry chicaneries.

But that was hardly a full-time job for Rezko. He also was a slumlord and was buying his influence with a lot of other politicians, enough so that he was eventually caught, tried, and convicted of corruption. He's awaiting sentencing, and rumor has it that he's looking to bargain with the feds -- cooperating in naming names and implicating a bunch of more corrupt politicians in exchange for a lesser sentence.

But that just doesn't matter.

When Obama first ran for public office, he joined up with the socialist "New Party." He tapped into their electoral machine (operating as an ally/subsidiary of the Democrats) and made himself a part of their electoral slate when he ran for the State Senate.

But that just doesn't matter.

When Obama first started thinking about running for office, he hooked up with ACORN, the group that appears to be trying to corner the market on voter registration fraud (and doing a jim-dandy job at it -- I think they're up to 16 states where they are actively under investigation). He represented them in court, he led training seminars for them (apparently for free, as he says he "never worked for them"), he gave them money from his campaigns, and he collected the endorsements of the "non-partisan" organization's "political wing."

But that just doesn't matter.

As Obama rose in prominence in Illinois, he found himself face-to-face with one of the most corrupt political machines in the nation -- Chicago Democrats. He had a choice to make, whether or not to take a stand against their corruption, their venality, their misdeeds, or to join them, going along to get along.

Instead, he took a third choice -- he turned a blind eye to it. Whenever it came time to stand and be counted as being for reform or the same ol' same ol', Obama voted "present" and sat on the sidelines, choosing instead to husband his growing power and influence and clout for other, future issues. He traded endorsements with Mayor Daley and kept himself aloof from the petty corruptions and venalities that are the lifeblood of Chicago politics.

But that just doesn't matter.

In the US Senate, Obama didn't really make any associations. He didn't ally himself with any particular individuals or cliques or factions. He didn't grab on to any agenda or committee or issue or cause. He didn't try to make a big splash, nor did he try to impress his colleagues as a workhorse or a team player or an expert on any particular topic.

But that just doesn't matter.

But why don't any of these matter?

Because in each and every case, the agendas and goals and deeds and intentions and histories and conspiracies of these transient Obama allies are utterly irrelevant. In each and every case, Obama went in there with his own agenda -- to gain the maximum benefit from associating with each in exchange for the bare minimum of his own commitment to them.

Then, later, should those associations become too costly to Obama, he would jettison them with a minimum of fuss and with no lingering ties, no strings, no real personal cost to him with their loss.

This should come as no great surprise to anyone who read Obama's book. ""I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

It isn't just voters he's talking about. It's these one-time allies, too.

In each and every case, Obama traded his charisma for their support. He allowed himself to be used as a "face," essentially as a spokesmodel, for each and every one of them in return for their backing. He never embraced their agendas, merely lent out his presence for their causes so he could collect on their endorsement in return.

So, with all these flirtations and flings with various and sundry causes and ideologies and machines and whatnot, what did Obama choose to marry himself?

The single goal that he has always returned to, despite all these affairs with others: himself.

His own advancing political career.

And that is why Obama's affiliations are irrelevant. At no point was the relationship ever about advancing their causes. It was always about getting their help for Obama, at the minimum cost to him. And once their utility had been exhausted, he -- quietly and efficiently and with a minimum of fuss -- disengaged from them, slipped them cab fare, promised to call them later, and sent them out into the night.

Should Obama become elected, a lot of these former paramours will be hoping that Obama will finally pick up the phone and offer to renew their relationship. And while he might call, it will be only to tender his regrets and to reminisce about how great things were, and they'll always have the memories. No, once Obama is safely ensconced in the White House, he and his true soulmate -- himself -- will commit themselves fully to his true agenda, his true beliefs, his true goals and intentions.

Just what are those? I have no idea. So far, Obama's clearest goal has been "the next step." The next rung on the ladder upwards, from community organizer through law school and foundations and the state Senate and the US Senate, all the way to the presidency. Everything he has said and done has been towards that goal.

We know exactly what he wants -- the presidency -- but absolutely no clear ideas of what he will do once he gets there.

And that -- more than any of the people he's used and discarded in the past -- is what does matter.

And that is what worries me more than anything else about Obama.


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Comments (37)

A trenchant commentary on t... (Below threshold)

A trenchant commentary on the most self-serving public figure of our time. Bravo!

One of your best pieces of ... (Below threshold)

One of your best pieces of work, Jay Tea.

Wow! Very good and very rig... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Wow! Very good and very right. He is a user. ww

... except, you are simply ... (Below threshold)
MjM:

... except, you are simply wrong.

Yes, Obama certainly had his stepping stones. But to suggest that he will suddenly abandon his lifelong socialist/communist stances or his "Chicago Way" is, sorry, absurd. As someone once said, a tiger never changes it's spots.

His allegiances are strongly held. The evidence of which is precisely how long he held on to Rev.(sic) Wright. The evidence is that to this day he has only condemned the actions of a certain domestic terrorist, not the terrorist himself. The evidence is the $839,000 given to ACORN knowing past problems.

And gaining the presidency, there is no doubt that reconciliation and reconnection with old friends will be the first course of action.

You most definitely should be most worried about who a President Obama would surround himself with. For if, as you claim, we know nothing of the tiger's direction, his zookeepers have clearly pointed the way.

So you're saying he sees ev... (Below threshold)
MPR:

So you're saying he sees everyone including his radical, bent, socialist, America hating friends as useful idiots?
It really says something about this country that someone like Obambi could get as far as he has. I used to say as much about Hillary. Not any more.

" his true agenda, his t... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

" his true agenda, his true beliefs, his true goals and intentions.

Just what are those? I have no idea"

You are so very wrong here Jay. All those organizations and people he associated with have something something very big in common and in that they share Obama's true beliefs, goals, and intentions.

All those organiza... (Below threshold)
All those organizations and people he associated with have something something very big in common and in that they share Obama's true beliefs, goals, and intentions.
Well, I think they have their own goals and intentions that they want to use Obama to achieve, whether or not they match Obama's actual goals.

To MjM and P. Bunyan, I think Jay Tea is on to something, and it doesn't really matter if he maintains these contacts with his past associations or not. (Other than having associated with these groups in the past is damning enough).

There is a form of Interviewing (used for job interviews), called Behaviorial Interviewing. The premise of this is that past behavior is the best predictor of what someone will do in the future. In the past Obumble has made very questionable alliances and associations displaying poor judgement. In the future, 'That One' will continue to do the same, regardless of whether he maintains his old associations.

This link over at Power Lin... (Below threshold)
MPR:

This link over at Power Line by Scott Johnson is a good follow up. Taking it a little farther by what he says in his own words. No doubt in my mind what he wants to do.
Obama's Audacity
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/10/021770.php

It does matter. These tr... (Below threshold)
mf:

It does matter. These trends show tendencies and attribute to character or lack thereof. It all matters and should be considered including his ever changing goals and plans.

Seems an awful lot like Bil... (Below threshold)
FPE Sanford:

Seems an awful lot like Bill Clinton, the son who never really knew his father. What is it about the Democrats that their only hopes of winning an election is with a man that never really knew his father?

Don't they both seem to have the same character flaw? A need to be liked and not necessarily for any particular reason? I always felt had Bill Clinton grown up in a Republican lead state he would have been Republican.

Both are blank slates, on who people can/will project their needs on.

mf, The way I read it you a... (Below threshold)

mf, The way I read it you are strenuously agreeing with Jay Tea.

I have something else for y... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

I have something else for you, Jay. I got it this morning and it's quite good:

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California . He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, eve n though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. 'Barry' (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan . During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a 'round the world' trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia , next Hyderabad in India , three weeks in Karachi , Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his father's family. My question - Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York . It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia ? It's not cheap to say the least! &nbs p;Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe. After Columbia , he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago ? Why not New York ? He was already living in New York .

By 'chance' he met Antoin 'Tony' Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago . Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year. Rezko, was named 'Entrepreneur of the Decade' by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association'. About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School . Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School ? Where did he get the money for Law School ? More student loans? After Law school, he went back to Chicago . Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented 'Rezar' which is Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago . In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money' for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans - Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, a n Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz , Iran ! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?


On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley, advisor to Obama, was 'sacked' after the press found out he was having regular contacts with 'Hamas', which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran . This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will 'Take care of things'.

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan ? They are in charge of all those 'small' Internet campaign contributions for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in thi s country? Or could it be from the Middle East ?

And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on 'This Week' with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, 'My Muslim faith'. When questioned, 'he made a mistake'. Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Re zko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven't all of our 'intelligent' members of the press been reporting this?

Damn good Jay, but I think ... (Below threshold)

Damn good Jay, but I think you may have overlooked part of the conclusion.

You seem to make light of the influence these past relationships have had on shaping his core beliefs. Surely, even Obie doesn't quite understand them yet as he has never had to test them, but should he win the white house, that revelation will come in the first week at which point he will be forced to finally answer problems with solutions derived from his worldview. And although his vanity will prevent him from admitting it to himself, the rest of the world may finally realize that he is woefully unprepared for the task.

And we will suffer for it.

There is prophecy of a man ... (Below threshold)

There is prophecy of a man so bright and pure that even the elect would be fooled if they weren't the elect. He promises peace and prosperity, but brings war and famine. He is the world's highest ideals all wrapped up in one person, and so empty that Satan himself will wear him like a suit. I'm not saying Barack Obama is the Antichrist, I'm just saying he fits the bill nicely.

I sure do hate it when Demo... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I sure do hate it when Democrats repeat lies about Sarah Palin.

I don't think I worded it v... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

I don't think I worded it very well in comment #6, but my disagreement with Jay's post is that he seems to be arguing that Obama is the mastermind in all this and it is with that point I disagree.

Obama is not the artisan, he is the tool. Jay's post is like giving credit to the hammer for building such a nice house. The hammer did not use the carpenter to build the house.

A evidence of this, I don't think in most cases Obama sought those associations out. It appears to me, they sought him out. They saw in Obama someone who shares their agenda and worldview, but they also saw the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. And they thought, that's a storybook, man! We've got legions of information-retarded persons already voting for our agenda, and this Obama dude can put us over the top. People will follow him.

Jay Tea has posted m... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Jay Tea has posted my absolute hot button, the one thing that really, really bothers me about the candidacy of Barack H. Obama. The cult of personality over the wisdom of deeds. And like Jay, I really don't care that Obama grew up politically in the Chicago cess pool of politics. I have commented over and over and over on this blog "Page 11," which is the source for Obama's "Blank Slate" comment.

Harry Truman was the product of a corrupt political machine; the Pendergast named political entity that ruled Kansas City, Missouri for nearly 50 years. Yet Truman turned out to be a reasonably apt President. Especially evident was Truman's ability to laugh at himself and admit error when the evidence piled up that he had made a mistake. He shut down the OSS. Not long after that, he started the CIA when it became evident that shutting down the OSS was a bad idea. And of course he had the famous sign on his desk, "The Buck Stops Here."

Jay Tea is absolutely correct; as Barack Obama punched the various tickets in Chicago, he never gave more than the minimum as he fronted for various people and agendas. Congressman Bobby Rush, ex Black Panther (among others) noted that Obama had sold out to the Hyde Park White Liberals. As needed, Obama would throw a past ally under the bus, like State Senator Parker, Wright and even his wife, when he sent her home to get cleaned up before allowing her back on the campaign trail.

With his rhetoric, he is a uniter. With his actions, he has spent his entire political career doing absolutely nothing to unite. You could call him the great "Divider."

Look at his Church. Jeremiah Wright preaches the gospel of grievance, resentment, envy, black power and racial division. Obama was part of the group that spent the money of the Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to spread the politics of class envy, resentment, entitlement and racial division into Chicago's public schools. And you have but to look at the record of ACORN to define what a "Community Organizer" does on a daily basis; they organize groups to get more of the tax pie for themselves and less for someone else.

On page 11 of Obama's book, Audacity, Jay Tea quotes the first part of Barack H. Obama's mantra: ""I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." But there is more; "As such, I am bound to disappoint some, if not all, of them."

So what does that say about those who support Barack Obama as a candidate for the President of the United States of America? I could say it is those in Harlem who responded to Sarah Palin as VP for Obama as a positive and they think it is great. Some of those same potential voters didn't know it when the reporter listed McCain's agenda and thought it was that of Obama.

Or I could say it is the "Willing dupes," who are more ready to believe what a man says than what a man does. The word "gullible" comes to mind. In his entire political career, Obama has been the front man for the politics of entitlement, envy, resentment and the racial divide used as an excuse.

Harry Truman was willing to admit mistakes. And when he took a stand, it was firm and he owned the decision. Barack Obama is not capable of admitting a mistake and with him, the buck always stops with someone else. Yet Obama's record is clear in spite of his efforts to hide it. And I cannot help but wonder which of his supporters are going to be the most dissapointed.

Barack H. Obama is no Harry Truman.

Thank you Jay.

WHY?It is confrontat... (Below threshold)
mathman Author Profile Page:

WHY?
It is confrontation time.
Every capitalist, every Republican, every conservative, must come to the debate.
Someone you know or someone you do not know accosts you, and asks you to support Sen. Barack Obama.
Ask them why.
Ask them for a single documented instance where Sen. Obama has ever, in his professional career, carried out a promise he made.
Ask them for a single bill which he has sponsored which has been enacted into law.
Do not accept claims of letters he wrote. Letters are irrelevant.
Ask them why you should believe the promises and claims of Sen. Obama.
Ask them how he will nationalize health care, enact $1 billion in new spending, and provide a tax break to 95% of Americans, INCLUDING the 40% who do not pay taxes in the first place.
Ask them what happens to your right to vote when Sen. Obama has spent over 20 years promoting voter fraud (systematic violation of state laws about eligibility to vote, fraudulent registration, voting in multiple precincts, voting under an assumed name, all of the tricks of ACORN). This is the real meaning of a community organizer: destroying the protection of the secret ballot and depriving us of the right to elect our leaders.
Unless and until you have documentary evidence, Sen. Obama is a pitchman, and no more credible than any other compensated endorser.
• Sen. Obama asks us to trust him.
• He says we must have hope. With audacity, no less.
• He claims that we can.
• His promises and claims have the same validity and force as those of Paris Hilton or Brittney Spears.
• His assertions of what he will do as President have the same merit as Homer Simpson endorsing a brand of beer.
• Sen. Obama is a fictional character, a myth with no basis in fact, a person with the same authority as Martin Sheen (who plays the part of a President on a TV show).
• Sen. Obama's constant demands for belief put him into the televangelist category.
• All of the documentary evidence demonstrates that Sen. Obama is a radical socialist who will permanently alter the United States into a utopia, organized according to the principles of Marxism and Leninism.

Since some of you ou... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Since some of you out there are determined to make Obama out to be a Socialist or even a Communist, you need to take another look.

Obama's real Godfather is Thomas G. Ayers, who used and cooped the black agenda for his own purposes. If you go back and read the comments from Bobby Rush, ex-black panther and currently a Congressman, you can see that not everyone believes that Obama is anything but a tool for the Hyde Park Liberals. Remember Jesse Jackson's comments.

BUT, Obama may or may not be a tool of the Hyde Park Liberals after all. He has shown a willingness to throw those people under the bus along with anyone else who gets in his way.

Thomas G. Ayers was a man who ran Illinois and Chicago behind the scenes. Both the left and the right were his tools. When he wanted a rate increase for ConEd, he got it without a whimper from much of anyone. And he got rich, very rick playing both ends against each other.

It strikes me that Barack Obama is more opportunist than anything else, wrapped up in the politics of personal power. If he attains the office, we can imagine what he will do, but do we really know?

I suspect that Barack H. Obama is one of those leaders who attempt to see which way the mob is running so he can get in front and scream, "Follow me."

Obama's voting record is to... (Below threshold)
Therese:

Obama's voting record is to THE LEFT of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont who is an open Socialist. This makes Obama even more liberal than the known Socialist in the Senate.

You should be worried about Obama. He is turning out to be one of the greatest con men in political history. Con men are successful because they are able to convincingly make you believe them and their lies. They are good at spinning the truth so that you believe it's true, when in fact, it is all a con.

Ask anyone who has ever been conned and they'll tell you that they really believed the con man because they couldn't believe that he would do anything so dastardly. This is Obama.

This American Thinker article offers more insight into the real Obama:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obamas_three_strikes_1.html

I recently commented on a d... (Below threshold)
Picric:

I recently commented on a different blog that if you ever have to explain that it is Satire then it was done wrong. This article proves my point. Great Job, and Great Writing.

Excellent.... (Below threshold)
Robert Page:

Excellent.

We know exactly what he ... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

We know exactly what he wants -- the presidency -- but absolutely no clear ideas of what he will do once he gets there.

Jeez, what if there were this sort of repository - a 'web-site,' if you will - that contained all of those co-called 'clear ideas' that Sen. Obama supposedly doesn't have into one central location? Wouldn't that be neat?

I know, I know. Crazy talk.

I am not even sure Obama is... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I am not even sure Obama is a citizen. That has not been answered, has it? ww

I am not even sure Obama... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I am not even sure Obama is a citizen. That has not been answered, has it?

Yes. But don't let that stop you from continuing to ask.

Parthenon:You mean... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Parthenon:

You mean you actually believe campaign promises and rhetoric? Page 11 Parthenon, Page 11. Oh, and I have read his "promises."

Where's the money coming from? And of course the anointed one is already saying that because of the current economical situation, "some" of the programs will be, er, uh, delayed. ROFLMAO

Do you understand trickle down taxes?

this may be off topic but... (Below threshold)
MF:

this may be off topic but it does relate to Obama and the surprise element
it came up today for me and I am very curious...
My daughter was listening to a local radio station and they indicated that Obama would instill the draft or at least make people register. I am for fighting for our country but this is way different than the volunteerism we have today.
can anyone confirm or deny this?
I found this site: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77875

The Fannie Mae Five: Their... (Below threshold)

The Fannie Mae Five: Their Campaign Contributions Spoke Louder Than Their Conscience:

The Fannie Mae Five had no Conscience

Will The Fannie Mae Five Ever Face justice For Their Actions?

One Of The Main Crooks Who Artificially Inflated Their Salary While At Fannie Mae is Now Rumored To Be Our Next Attorney General. If That happens None Of The Real Crooks Will Go To Prison.

Our Next Attorney Guilty ?

Maybe he's the antichrist.<... (Below threshold)

Maybe he's the antichrist.

Yes. But don't let... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Yes. But don't let that stop you from continuing to ask.

We will continue to ask until he proves it. For some reason, the dems are trying to block the release of his birth certificate. If a copy has already been uploaded on Obama's site why would they really care unless there were something to hide? Check out the video in the link, too. The dem candidate could very well be indonesian, and not a natural born citizen.

http://www.examiner.com/x-268-Right-Side-Politics-Examiner~y2008m10d12-Wheres-Obamas-proof-of-citizenship?comments=true

You're already obligated to... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

You're already obligated to register for the draft.

We know exactly wh... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:
We know exactly what he wants -- the presidency -- but absolutely no clear ideas of what he will do once he gets there.
I saw that movie -- The Candidate -- 1972.
ll of the document... (Below threshold)
rodney dill:
ll of the documentary evidence demonstrates that Sen. Obama is a radical socialist who will permanently alter the United States into a utopia
If he could do that I would vote for him. Of course, he can't anymore than he can pull lollipops out of his ass.

You must of meant he would Try to form his vision of a utopia.

I did want to add to number... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

I did want to add to number 30:

As you may or may not know, Indonesia does not recognize dual citizenship.

Requirements to be a U.S.Se... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Requirements to be a U.S.Senator


* at least 30 years old.

* a U.S. citizen for at least nine years at the time of election to the Senate.

* a resident of the state one is elected to represent in the Senate.

We will continue to ask ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

We will continue to ask until he proves it.

Did you even read the link I posted?

FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship.
We will continue t... (Below threshold)
We will continue to ask until he proves it.

Did you even read the link I posted?

FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship.


Passes the sniff test? Well it proves Dan Rather wasn't involved in falsifying an official document.



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