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Young People Believe

What Do Young People Believe?

By Howard Hyde – FrontPageMag.Com – November 13, 2012

One of the most remarkable impressions  of election night was seeing, in places like Times Square and the Obama campaign stadium in Chicago, crowds of young people, cheering, laughing, dancing, crying with joy over the result. Since these are the people who will have to live with the consequences of this election the longest, it is worth asking: what is it exactly that they are cheering? What do they believe?

They must believe that their future is bright, that it has been saved from the ravages of the evil, uncaring, racist and homophobic Republicans with that rich, white vulture of the weird cult at the top of the ticket.  Their free education, free student “loans,” and free health care including contraception and abortion services are now secure. The fact that so many college graduates can’t find work today is George Bush’s fault, and that circumstance will soon be resolved by the wise policies of the revitalized Obama administration.

What do they believe about Republicans? They must believe that the 48% of Americans — half the country — hate women, gays and minorities, would force all women to have invasive ultrasounds, gays to be burned next to witches, and blacks sent to the back of the bus if not back to the cotton fields as chattel slaves. They must believe that Paul Ryan wishes to commit a Texas (or is it Wisconsin?) chainsaw massacre upon the entitlement programs that they are counting on and that those programs will now be solvent with no sacrifice required on their part. Continue reading

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Obama on the Fringe

The president belonged to a social-democratic third party

By  Stanley  Kurtz – The National Review – June 25, 2012

In 1996, during his first run for public office, Barack Obama formally joined a leftist third party called the New Party. Its Chicago chapter served as the de facto political arm of the now-defunct group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Ideologically, the New Party sharply differentiated itself from what it took to be the business-dominated Democratic party of Bill Clinton, identifying instead with the social-democratic movements of Europe.

The claim that Obama had been a member of the New Party gained attention from conservatives during the final two weeks of the 2008 campaign, but—even though it rested on consider­able evidence—it was never widely reported or discussed in the mainstream press. When I asserted on National Review Online in late October 2008 that Obama had indeed been a member of the New Party, the Obama campaign called my charge a “crack­pot smear.” Through its Fight the Smears website, it insisted that its candidate had never been a member, and had “never solicited” the New Party’s endorsement.

Documentary evidence—obtained from ACORN files re­cently donated to the Wisconsin historical Society—now con­tradicts this claim, and establishes beyond any reasonable doubt that Barack Obama did solicit the endorsement, and become a member, of the New Party. Like other candidates who received its endorsement, Obama signed a “contract” in which he pro­mised not only to join the group but also to publicly support and associate himself with it while in office.

The minutes of the public meeting of Chicago’s New Party on January 11, 1996, read as follows: “Barack Obama, candi­date for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party ‘Candidate Contract’ and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.” Consistent with these minutes, a roster of the Chicago chapter jpf the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, giving January 11,1996, as the date he joined. All evi­dence now points to an attempt by Obama in 2008 to deceive the American public about this important political affiliation in his past.

Obama’s New Party problem must be seen as part and parcel of his attempts to distance himself from ACORN. During his third debate with John McCain, Obama claimed that the “only” involvement he’d had with ACORN was to represent the group in a lawsuit compelling Illinois to implement the motor-voter law. The ACORN archives clearly contradict him, and provide evidence that he had deal­ings with ACORN well beyond representing it in a single law­suit.

Why did Obama falsely deny his ties to ACORN? His sup­port for its voter-registration efforts in Chicago and his participation in its training seminars doubtless would have been embarrassing, given its thuggish tactics, its fraudulent voter registrations, and its role in abetting the subprime-loan fiasco at the root of the 2008 financial crisis. But they would not likely have been seriously damaging for him to confess, especially in 2008, when the press was treating him with kid gloves. Ad­mitting to having joined a leftist third party controlled by ACORN, on the other hand, could have been damaging indeed. The records of ACORN’s national office, as well as those of several local affiliates, including Illinois ACORN and the ACORN-controlled Chicago Local 880 of the Service Em­ployees International Union (SEIU), can be found in the ar­chives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Until recently, these records did not include material more recent than about 1994. My political biography of President Obama, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, made use of these records to sketch a detailed picture of ACORN’s operations in Chicago and beyond, and of Obama’s ties to the group. Then, apparently sometime around 2010, the records of Illinois ACORN were updated, with especially strong coverage of the mid to late 1990s, and some records extending well into the 2000s. In what follows, I will concen­trate on information in the updated Illinois ACORN records about Obama’s ties to the New Party, drawing on older archival material when necessary to fill out the picture.
The Chicago New Party was founded in 1992. Not much later, in February 1993, a New Party memo identified Obama as someone worth recruiting, and made special note of his desire to run for office. The early New Party was run jointly by Madeline Talbott, the leader of Illinois ACORN, and Keith Kelleher, the head of SEIU Local 880. In July 1993, Kelleher met with Obama to interest him in working with the New Party, and with a New Party-controlled front group called Progressive Chicago. Since many Chicago-leftists were reluc­tant to alienate the Democrats by joining a third party, working with Progressive Chicago gave them a way to help the New Party indirectly. Progressive Chicago also served as a base for eventual recruitment to the New Party itself.

Obama told Kelleher that he was “more than happy to be involved” in New Party and Progressive Chicago affairs, while also saying that he would be cautious about anything that might offend regular Democrats. Since the New Party intended to make frequent use of the tactic of “fusion” (endorsement of select progressive candidates running on the Democratic-party line), it was perfectly content to allow its members to be Democrats as well. Yet many Democrats looked on the New Party with suspicion, and it took real courage—and commit­ment to hard leftism—to have dealings with the group. Continue reading

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Dobson on Election 2012

We are reproducing Dr. James Dobson’s October newsletter which bears on the upcoming November 6th national election.  From our stand point he missed one key observation which can be summarized as “one political party affirms everything God hates.”  Then, too, when Newsweek declared the president of the United States to be “our first gay president” that should have been a clue for most evangelical Christians to make an informed decision.  Anyway,  for those interested in supporting Dr. Dobson and Family Talk program his address is:  540 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

DR. JAMES DOBSON’S – FAMILY TALK – OCTOBER 2012

I recently received an open letter from Pastor John Hagee that began with this alarming statement:

I believe that the upcoming presidential election will be one of the most significant events in American history… They [U.S. citizens] know something is seriously wrong but can’t quite define it The truth is America has been intentionally deceived and is racing toward economic and political destruction. If we don’t change paths now, the America we know and love will be lost forever.

I agree fully with Pastor Hagee. Not only is our nation losing ground politically and economically, it is also in a moral and spiritual free fall. Religious liberty, the foundation of all our freedoms, is under assault like never before. Millions of Christians are being required to pay for abortions through their health insurance, even though doing so violates their most deeply held convictions. And federal courts may soon redefine the institution of marriage, which has been the bedrock of civilizations for 5,000 years.

There is also reason to be deeply concerned about the firestorm occurring in the Middle East Twenty-one countries are in turmoil as I write, and Israel’s very existence continues to be threatened. Iranian dictators say they intend to wipe all Jewish people from the face of the’earth. Iranian analyst Alireza Forghani boasted on September 17th that Jerusalem, the place Christians know as the “Holy Land” and which Forghani claims was invaded over 60 years ago by the “pig-faced” Jews, will soon become a mass “graveyard.” Israel can’t afford to assume that their enemies are not serious. Neither can the American President

Adolf Hitler promised to annihilate the Jews in his 1925 biography, Mein Kampf Many people didn’t believe him. By the time der Fuhrer committed suicide in 1945, six million Jews had been exterminated in cold blood.

Given the state of the world and the decline of our country, how can a single Christian stay at home on Election Day? The stakes are simply too high. By the time you receive this letter, the big day will almost be upon us. The presidential debates will be over, the last-minute campaign stops will be winding down, and the opportunity to register to vote in most states will have passed. Hopefully, you have been following the issues closely enough to make informed decisions when you go to the polls on November 6th. If you’re among those eligible voters who haven’t determined whether you’ll even bother to make your voices heard on Election Day, I want to urge you – in the strongest possible terms – to rethink your position! Continue reading

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