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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Barack Obama Speaks With Forked Tongue- Or The Art Of Political Pandering

Politicians will say virtually anything to get elected; contradict themselves or even blatantly lie, in hopes that a stupidly gullible voter will not bother to question the inconsistencies and contradictions and vote for him anyway. This is what Barack Hussein Obama hopes to do by pandering to the American voters. In an effort to ingratiate himself, at an invitation-only townhall meeting at a Boca Raton, Florida synagogue this past Thursday, he spent 20 minutes trying to convince the congregation that he loves the Jews, and has Israel in his best interests:

"One of the raps on me when I first ran for Congress in the African-American community was, 'He's too close to the Jewish community. ...All his friends are Jews" [snip] "The bottom line is this: Nobody can find any statement that I have ever made that is anything less than unequivocally pro-Israel."

Ah yes, the typical "my best friend's a ....... ", you fill in the blank. Umm, Barack I beg to differ. Though you mightn't have made any direct statements, the fact that you have consistently surrounded yourself with anti-Semitic, anti-Israel advisers and colleagues, speaks volumes.

General Merrill "Tony" McPeak, an Obama policy advisor and potential candidate for secretary of defense, no less, in an Obama White House, blamed the failure of the Middle East process on Miami and New York Jews. He has been

"a long-time critic of Israel's presence in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan Heights. In a 1976 article in Foreign Affairs magazine, he criticized Israel for refusing to withdraw from areas liberated in the 1967 Six Day War, even as he wrote poignantly about the vital security advantages Israel obtained by conquering those areas."

Obama was a board member of the charitable Woods Foundation (the same one William 'the terrorist' Ayers was a member of) which has funded the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel organization Arab American Action Network (AAAN).

In an interview in French Magazine Match, he claimed that once president, he would call for a summit of Muslim Nations (including Iran and Syria):

"I want to ask them to join our fight against terrorism. We must also listen to their concerns."

Concerns? Hello, Barack, their concerns are the very existence of Israel and the Jews. Do you really think you're going to change that decades-old mindset? How supremely naive.

Then we have Obama's ex-spiritual advisor-cum-preacher the Reverend Jeremiah Wright who is most definitely anti-American and anti-Israel. A 20 year affiliation folks.

Wright has called Israel a "racist country," said that "Israel" is a dirty word, and claimed US foreign policy was responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

But most telling, in my mind, are affiliations one hears nothing about in the mainstream media. His strong affiliation with Arab-American and anti-Israel activists, like Professor Edward Said, seated next to Barack and Michelle (in photo) at a 1998 Arab community function where Said was keynote speaker. Then we have Ali Abunimah, the co-founder of The Electronic Intifada who wrote a fascinating article about his relationship with Obama. Abunimah, claims

"The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing. As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, "Hey, I'm sorry I haven't said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I'm hoping when things calm down I can be more up front." He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, "Keep up the good work!"

Echoing the Reverend Wright's accusation that Obama was simply being politically expedient with respect to Obama's criticism of his sermons, Abunimah says of Barack:

"If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obama's about-face is not surprising. He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power."

I'm not convinced, at all, that he will continue, once he is firmly in power.
And back at the Boca Synagogue
Things got heated once, when Michael Ackerman of Boca Raton asked Obama to name Jewish friends who were not elected officials and who had influenced his thinking on foreign policy. Several South Florida Jewish politicians, including U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, introduced Obama. Ackerman, who later said he was a lifelong Democrat who planned to vote for McCain, also asked whether Obama was a friend of Rashid Khalidi, a controversial Palestinian scholar at the University of Chicago. Ackerman took several minutes setting up the question and was eventually booed and hissed by the crowd when he asked Obama to provide names of people who could prove he was "anti-terrorist." Obama quieted the crowd and said his and Khalidi's children went to the same school. He said he had spoken with Khalidi but the professor was not on his team of advisers.

However, there are those who disagree with that pronouncement

According to a professor at the University of Chicago who said he has known Obama for 12 years, the Democratic presidential hopeful befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. The professor spoke on condition of anonymity. Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004. Sources at the university told WND that Khalidi and Obama lived in nearby faculty residential zones and that the two families dined together a number of times. The sources said the Obamas even babysat the Khalidi children.

Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama's failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact not denied by Khalidi, who spoke to WND in February.

Khalidi's wife, Mona, just so happens to run the AAAN, that same organization the Woods Foundation funded with 2 separate grants.

The Boca congregation listened as Obama spent much of his 20-minute speech pledging his support to Israel, denouncing terrorism and distancing himself from the meetings former President Jimmy Carter held with Hamas.

How can he live with himself, blatantly lying to the American people? Then again, he's just a politician, and that's what they do.

If you can bear to watch 20 minutes of duplicitous, barely tolerable pandering, have at it. It sickened me.

13 comments:

Pat Jenkins said...

yea boca raton sure had alot of hot air swirling around last week didn't it... hillary and barack in town and a tornado warning to boot... i couldn't get out of town fast enough if i lived there... incog your post questions why the jews will still vote lock stock and barrel for the left. even with politician after liberal politician supporting isreal's enemies... maybe YOU can explain this to me?

Pat Jenkins said...

excuse me let me switch the e and a in my comment with the word israel. there i don't look like a complete idiot!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

he's nothing but a tryant wanna be Incog..we need to take the war to the enemy and hard!!!

Incognito said...

PATJ: It certainly did... and I have no clue Peej.. I know that there have been many communist Jews.. but it would be interesting to research that. Might do it when i am done with the next project mid July. Have nothing after that.

WOMAN: Yup. Diplomacy doesn't work with those who have no concept of it.

Z said...

Ask muslims to join in the fight on terrorism, huh?

Isn't that like asking Ariana Huffington to help US in the fight against liberalism?

Duplicitous is too good a word for this empty suit. Great in depth post, Incognito. I wish you could get this on CNN, huh?!

Incognito said...

Z: Yeah, what a joke, eh? Would never get coverage.. they all want him to win.

Karen said...

Terrific post, Incog. If the Jews fall for his balogna, Israel will be in some serious trouble. The church he attends should be a big enough red flag. It is shocking that Obama is given such a free ride and no one in the msm considers challenging him on anything.

Incognito said...

KAREN: Thanks m'dear.. nope they don't and that's how he will win. That and an apathetic Republican core. Getting very frustrated with it all.. Now R. Murdoch predicts Obama will win.

Nikki said...

I agree with Karen, great post. He gives me the heebs big time. I think his keeping his Muslim name even thought he claims to be christian speaks volumns. Is this the reason why he thinks he can converse with our enemies because he is attractive to them and will be a symbolically Islamic Jihad friendly nation now?...I wonder. :)N

Incognito said...

NIKKI: You would think he would have just left it at Barry.. but no...and probably... am just sick of his messiah status to so many.

Anonymous said...

Bruno opposed Iraq War, may they share Brian MCLaughlin's cell. Brzezinski and Buchanan are winking anti-Semitic votes for Obama, deliver USA to Pope's basket of Bamana Republics. Talal got Pontifical medal as Fatima mandates Catholic-MUslim union against Jews (Francis Johnson, Great Sign, 1979, p. 126). Catholic Roger Taney wrote Dred Scott decision. John Wilkes Booth, Tammany Hall and Joe McCarthy were Catholics. Now we have a Catholic majority Supreme Court. NYC top drop outs: Hispanic 32%, Black 25% , Italian 20%. NYC top illegals: Ecuadorean, Italian, Polish. Bazelya case proves IRA-PLO-KLA links.

Anonymous said...

well lets see.. 911 was an inside job, most of you probably dont even know wtc 7 fell without being hit by a plane, larry silverstein openly admits on 'america rebuilds' they had the building "pulled" and watched it collapse, to "pull" a building is construction jargon for bringing a building down with explosives, you think conservatives and liberals are two different parties... they are the one party with two factions, duping you gullible folks into bickering over their different rhetoric while the federal reserve engineers the NEW WORLD ORDER right under your noses. wake up people, our elected officials are mere puppets who are pre positioned before the election. ever heard of the Bilderberg group? the worlds most wealthy elitist's who hold secret meetings every 4 years to discuss the militarized police state new world order they plan to implement on us. I think George HW bush said it best during a speech during his presidency “We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations, a New World Order. A world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful… and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peace keeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.”

Incognito said...

ANON: 9/11 Truther... yawn!