December 15, 2006
Obama - The 'Man From Nowhere' - Brings Nothing New
Peggy Noonan, writing at Opinion Journal, expands on our previous posts about Sen. Obama, saying that he spent his short lifetime breathing in the common liberal/leftist wisdom, which he exhales at length.
... This is not something new--it's something old in a new package. And it is something that wins you what he has, a series of 100% ratings from left-liberal interest groups.
[...] what does he believe? From reading his book, I would say he believes in his destiny. He believes in his charisma. He has the confidence of the anointed. He has faith in the magic of the man who meets his moment.
He also believes in the power of good nature, the need for compromise, and the possibility of comprehensive, multitiered, sensible solutions achieved through good-faith negotiations.
But mostly it seems to be about him, his sense of destiny, and his appreciation of his own particular gifts. Which leaves me thinking Oh dear, we have been here before. It's not as if we haven't already had a few of the destiny boys. It's not as if we don't have a few more in the wings.
... right now he seems part of a pattern of lurches and swerves--the man from nowhere, of whom little is known, who will bring us out of the mess. His sudden rise and wild popularity seem more symptom than solution. And I wonder if historians will call this chapter in their future histories of the modern era not "A Decision Is Made" but "The Freakout Continues."
However, having anything to offer that is new, or not, the liberal media love this guy and as Tom Bevan points out - "We could probably fill an entire page every day just tracking media coverage of Barack Obama." That the media absolutely "heart" Obama and will do nothing that will detract in any way from their manufactured personna of him is evidenced by the fact that the media does not feel the need to ever mention his middle name of "Hussein" (A quick google search will prove this to be true) to avoid any possibility of encouraging people to look a little deeper into his political leanings (If Obama was a republican it would be the focal point of discussion about him). The Dems are doing what the Dems do best - taking an empty suit and believing with all their hearts that he is qualified to be on the ticket in '08 - the Democrats and the media appear fixed on anointing him as Mr. New and refreshing, even though Obama stands for nothing new, just tired, worn out, liberal, ideology. Regardless of how the MSM and the Dems try to frame him, he is, as WorldNetDaily calls him, a liberal, and a rather radical liberal at that:
... He loves Jimmy Carter (editor's note: If that doesn't label him as a leftwing anti-military, anti-American - nothing will)Let's not be fooled by the media's presentation of an empty suit with tired, worn-out, liberal, socialist, ideology that borders on being a Marxist. Obama is nothing new, he's just something that fits the "Hillary can't be elected so let's invent someone who can" philosophy of our friends on the Left. Remember, the National Journal, a nonpartisan publication, gave him an 82.5 liberalism rating, higher than Sen. Clinton (79.8).
... Obama insults evangelicals: "Their fervor has gone mainstream. There are various explanations for this success, from the skill of evangelicals in marketing religion to the charisma of their leaders."
... He suggests that the Bible tolerates homosexuality: "For many practicing Christians, the same inability to compromise may apply to gay marriage. I find such a position troublesome, particularly in a society in which Christian men and women have been known to engage in adultery or other violations of their faith without civil penalty. ... I [am not] willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount."
... Obama is a fervent believer in global warming and wants dramatically to raise fuel efficiency standards as well as taxes on oil companies.
... He cites as his economic guru Warren Buffett and quotes him as stating, "[Billionaires] have this idea that it's 'their money' and they deserve to keep every penny of it. What they don't factor in is all the public investment that lets us live the way we do." (191) This is Marxist trash. "Capital is therefore not a personal, it is a social power," Marx wrote in "The Communist Manifesto." Viewing private property as social property is a mandate to tyranny. Yet that's precisely how Obama views private property: "I simply believe that those of us who have benefited most from this new economy can best afford to shoulder the obligation of ensuring every American child has a chance for that same success."
Cross posted from Hyscience
Posted by Richard at December 15, 2006 10:06 AM