PrestoPundit

I’M GOING TO

Posted by PrestoPundit on 03/26/2008

take the next week and a half off to work on “Greg’s Guide to Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father”.  If anything strikes my fancy in the mean time I’ll post it right here.  Check back April 7.

THE CIVIL WAR in the Democrat party is a culture and economic war between traditional Jacksonian Democrats for Clinton versus government dependent bureaucrats and academics for Obama explains Michael Barone.  Quotable:

Academics and public employees (and of course .. academics in the United States are [on the government payroll]) love the arts of
peace and hate the demands of war. Economically, defense spending
competes for the public-sector dollars that academics and public
employees think are rightfully their own. More important, I think,
warriors are competitors for the honor that academics and public
employees think rightfully belongs to them. Jacksonians, in contrast,
place a high value on the virtues of the warrior and little value on
the work of academics and public employees. They have, in historian David Hackett Fischer’s phrase,
a notion of natural liberty: People should be allowed to do what they
want, subject to the demands of honor. If someone infringes on that
liberty, beware: The Jacksonian attitude is, “If you attack my family
or my country, I’ll kill you.”

STANLEY KURTZ:

[The racist Rev.] Wright’s ability to give a popular and hard-edged spin to the
sophisticated academic theology of black liberation is what drew Obama
to Wright — who was the perfect bridge between Obama’s radical
intellectual world and the ethnic authenticity he lacked.

PETER WEHNER has some questions for Barack Obama.

TALK ABOUT TAKING MONEY out of the community.  Obama uses the voice of other people to attack Jews and Koreans for “taking money out” of black neighborhoods.  How about taking money out of the poorest black neighborhoods through your own church?  Take a look at this story about Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 10,000+ square foot home in a gated community.  In his book Obama quotes Wright attacking “middle class” blacks who move out of the crime-racked poor neighborhoods.

MORE LIES, bullshit, or what ever  you want to call it from Barack Obama:

[My pastor Jeremiah Wright has] acknowledged that what
he had said had deeply offended people and [and the things he said] were inappropriate and
mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country ..

BARACK OBAMA plays the race card — calls his critics racists.  Did you notice this:

Obama:  “This is somebody that was preaching three sermons at least a week for
30 years and it got boiled down … into a half-minute sound clip and
just played it over and over and over again, partly because it spoke to
some of the racial divisions we have in this country.”

WALTER WILLIAMS on Barack Obama — you’re no Jackie Robinson:

For the nation and for black people, the
first black president should be the caliber of a Jackie Robinson and
Barack Obama is not. Barack Obama has charisma and charm but in terms
of character, values and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. By
now, many Americans have heard the racist and anti-American tirades of
Obama’s minister and spiritual counselor. There’s no way that Obama
could have been a 20-year member of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church
and not been aware of his statements.
Wright’s racist and anti-American ideas are by no means
unique. They are the ideas of many leftist professors and taught to our
young people. The basic difference between Sen. Obama, Wright and
leftist professors is simply a matter of style and language ..

HOW STUPID is John McCain?  This stupid.  John McCain wasn’t at the bottom of his Naval Academy class for no reason.

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