17 Things You Should Know Before Voting For Barack Obama


A guest post by Tom Nelson.

Visit the original post at Tom Nelson’s for the links and citations for each fact.

1. Obama once used “Chicago rules” to invalidate the voting petition signatures of three of his challengers

2. Obama had longstanding close ties with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers

3. Radical anti-American rhetoric flowed from Obama’s longtime pastor and spiritual adviser, Jeremiah Wright

4. Obama’s friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko is now a convicted felon, guilty of 16 of 24 counts of corruption

5. After money flowed from a table tennis company to Obama, Obama helped public money flow to the table tennis company

6. Obama helped keep the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ alive

7. National Journal named Obama most liberal Senator in 2007

8. Until very recently, Obama was a staunch supporter of ethanol

9. Obama supports a union ploy to drop secret ballots, opening workers up to pressure and intimidation.

10. Obama supports strict gun control

11. After securing the Democratic nomination, Obama spoke of slowing the rise of the oceans and “healing the planet”

12. To a San Francisco audience, Obama spoke about the “bitter” people in middle America clinging to their guns and religion

13. Michelle Obama spoke in favor of universal health care, and said we’re a nation of “cynics, sloths and complacents”

14. After her husband pulled ahead in the Democratic primary, Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life, she was proud of her country

15. Michelle Obama’s hospital salary jumped from $122k to $317k just after Barack took office, then Barack requested a $1M earmark for that hospital

16. Although Obama won the nomination, Hillary Clinton may have won the 2008 Democratic Primary popular vote

17. Barack Obama Couldn’t Pass a Routine Background Investigation

18. (bonus) Obama spent only four years as a full-time lawyer before entering politics, spending about 70% of his time on voting rights, civil rights and employment, generally as a junior associate.

19. (bonus) In late 2004, Obama said he wasn’t experienced enough to be president:

“I am a believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job.

And, I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket I would essentially have to start now before having served a day in the Senate. Now, there are some people who may be comfortable doing that, but I’m not one of those people.”

20. (bonus) Obama’s campaign has a massive fundraising advantage over McCain: as of 9/21/08, it was $454M for Obama versus $230M for McCain.

21. (bonus) As of 1996, the New Party and its parent organization the Democratic Socialists of America considered Barack Obama to be their guy–one of a handful of avowed socialists running for office at any level in the United States. More here.

22. (bonus) Sen. John McCain enjoys overwhelming support from the military’s professional core:

McCain, R-Ariz., handily defeated Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 68 percent to 23 percent in a voluntary survey of 4,293 active-duty, National Guard and reserve subscribers and former subscribers to Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times.

For more information, see this book:
Amazon.com: The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate: David Freddoso

The first serious negative biography of Senator Barack Obama casts the Democratic nominee as a fake reformer and a real liberal.

The Case Against Barack Obama by National Review’s David Freddoso, blasts Obama for failing to take on the Chicago machine, for listening to “radical advisors,” and for backing “doctrinaire liberal” causes from teachers unions to abortion rights.

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3 Responses to “17 Things You Should Know Before Voting For Barack Obama”

  1. thesoulofthecreator Says:

    2 is misleading, longstanding “close” ties, please, 3 Obama’s pastor preaches liberation theology not hate please get it right, 10 we need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals but he doesn’t oppose people having guns, 11 Only Jesus can heal the planet but we can join in as well to make this a better place, 12 I wonder if Obama clings to his religion when he is bitter (to some that would be Islam, which shows how clueless some voters are), 14 the country pride thing reeks of nationalism on both sides (i’m not a huge fan of idolotorous nationalism), 16 they don’t count the votes in most caucaus states so that is probably unknowable.

    Finally I have to say that some of the lies and half truths spread about Obama are laughable.

  2. Scott Thong Says:

    Sorry, if you didn’t bother to check the citations at Tom Nelson’s original post, here are the corrections to your comments.

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    2 is misleading, longstanding “close” ties, please,

    Obama and Ayers worked together for years on the Annenberg Challenge.

    His political career was launched at a fundraiser in Ayers and Dohrn’s house.

    The style of Obama’s book ‘Dreams of My Father’ is startlingly similar to Ayers’ own writing and speaking style.

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    3 Obama’s pastor preaches liberation theology not hate please get it right,

    God D*mn America doesn’t count as inciteful hate speech?

    The exact liberation theology Jeremiah Wright preaches is Black Liberation Theology, which according to its founder states:

    Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”

    Personally, I take offense at this hate-cult perversion of Christianity. And I’m not even White.

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    10 we need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals but he doesn’t oppose people having guns,

    Tell it to Obama’s own statements and voting record:

    “Do you support state legislation to … ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.” (Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, Sept. 9, 1996

    “I’m consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.” (Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2004)

    “I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturers lobby.” Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope (2006).

    Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sports shooting. (United States Senate, vote no. 217, S. 397, July 29, 2005)

    Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense. (Illinois Senate, SB 2165, vote 20, March 25, 2004)

    In his only two votes on confirming Supreme Court nominees, Obama voted against two of the five justices (Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito) who later affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller.

    Did I mention his voting record?

    FactCheck: Yes, Obama endorsed Illinois handgun ban. (Apr 2008)
    Respect 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans ok. (Feb 2008)
    Keep guns out of inner cities–but also problem of morality. (Oct 2006)

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    11 Only Jesus can heal the planet but we can join in as well to make this a better place,

    No argument there.

    Just a note: Obama = Not Jesus

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    12 I wonder if Obama clings to his religion when he is bitter (to some that would be Islam, which shows how clueless some voters are),

    Well Jeremiah Wright seems like a pretty bitter guy.

    As for Obama being a Muslim… Hey, don’t look at us, the one saying those things is… Obama himself!

    Another Obama Freudian Slip: “My Muslim Faith”

    Who Says Obama Was a Muslim? Why, Himself of Course! – He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school. Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

    Parody of Obama’s Muslim Faith Denials: Francis Xavier Christianson denies he is a Catholic

    ———————

    Finally I have to say that some of the lies and half truths spread about Obama are laughable.

    If they’re so flimsy, then you should have no problem debunking them for the readers here, now should you?

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