October 23, 2008

HOPE ON Project, Day 4: Let’s Never Find Out Part 4 — ‘Number One’

Filed under: Environment,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:04 pm

Note: This is the fourth of what will be 13 daily posts on why Barack Obama is a dangerous, objectionable, and objectively unfit candidate to be president of the United States (while many of the other candidates are not). Previous Posts — Part 1 (Obama “Part of the Problem” on Fan and Fred); Part 2 (“Energy”); Part 3 (“Punished”).

The daily videos involved are from NeverFindOut.org, a project of Let Freedom Ring (donation link is here).

This post is part of the HOPE ON Project (Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now).

Today’s SOB Alliance author is Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion. Update: Other SOBers weighing in (this is surely not a complete list) — Return of the Conservatives, Right Runner, Maggie Thurber. Brain Shavings has related thoughts on the consequences of a victory by “Number One.”

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Video (direct YouTube link):

Transcript:

Senator Obama, you are Number One.

Your 2007 voting record makes you the most liberal member of the US Senate. Left of Hilary Clinton, Left of Ted Kennedy, and even Left of your running mate, Joe Biden — Barely. He was Number Three. You, Senator Obama, are Number One.

What happens when we elect America’s most liberal Senator to the White House? Please America, let’s never find out.

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Matt’s Comments (“The One: He’s Not Just the Messiah; He’s a Socialist“):

It is actually worse than the ad makes it sound. Obama isn’t just a liberal, he’s to the left of the only declared socialist in the US Senate!

Last week, Ohio Senator George Voinovich was quoted saying that Barack Obama was to the left of Ted Kennedy and that Obama was, in fact, a socialist. Governor Mitt Romney, an actual McCain-Palin surrogate, might have a problem with that (see clip) but I think that the evidence exists to make a pretty strong case that Obama is a socialist.

What shall we use as a measuring stick? How about a politician who is a declared socialist? There is one in the United States Senate and his name is Bernie Sanders. The National Journal has Sanders ranked #4 in 2007. Barack Obama was top of the class. But it might interest you to know who else was “to the left” of the socialist. Barack Obama chose him to be his running mate: Joe Biden finished third. Even George Voinovich gets this one:

“There’s a guy in the senate, Bernie Sanders” said Voinovich, “who brags about being a socialist. And if you compare Barack Obama’s record with Bernie Sanders’ record, they’re not too far apart.”

Obama’s response to Joe the Plumber’s question about why Obama wanted to punish him if he were to achieve the American Dream and achieve success was that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” If that isn’t a restatement of the socialist doctrine of redistribution of wealth, I don’t know what is.

Let’s not find out, America…

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Additional BizzyBlog Comments:

Here’s what has been totally ignored in the discussion of Obama’s radicalism: what he might do with Executive Orders.

Nervous much? You should be.

Say hello to a return of the offshore drilling ban, which the current President Bush foolishly didn’t revoke until just a few months ago. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid won’t have to lift a finger.

What other natural resources would a President Obama arbitrarily lock up (as President Clinton locked up low-sulfur coal in Utah in the mid-1990s)?

Perhaps say hello to a return of the misnamed Fairness Doctrine by presidential fiat. No debate; it just happens.

Here’s another thing that has been totally ignored: Presidential Pardons.

If you think President Clinton’s unprecedented last-minute pardon binge was bad, wait until you see what an outgoing President Obama might do. Can you say “Citizen Mumia“?

The history of Democratic executives taking advantage of effectively unaccountable powers during their final days in office is sordid. One example: Ohioans bitterly remember early 1991, when outgoing Democratic governor Dick Celeste granted 68 last-minute pardons and commutations of death sentences, many of them to hardened criminals like Debra Brown.

I believe that Obama supporters’ increasingly thuggish tendencies (to be covered and demonstrated in a future post) reflect the candidate’s and the campaign’s mindset. Imagine what such a person might do with the awesome powers of the presidency.

“Never Find Out” indeed.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m glad you touched on the subject of executive power. Let there be no doubt that Obama would exercise that power to advance an extreme liberal ideology. Several “conservative” pundits who have endorsed Obama have basically said they are just hoping he won’t act as president exactly as all the evidence says he will. Willfully ignorant is the only explanation.

    I was living out of state when Celeste left office and didn’t hear the full scope of his pardons and commutations. Do you really think Obama will wait until he is on the way out of office? Would he trust Biden to issue the same pardons if something were to happen to him? Nope.

    Comment by largebill — October 23, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

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