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Andy Martin answers a Chicago Sun-Times columnist on why Barack Obama is bad for America

February 22, 2008

ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct”

“YES I CAN!”

[EXPLAIN TO RICHARD ROEPER OF THE
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES WHY PATRIOTIC
AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BARACK OBAMA]

OBAMA WEEK, 2008: PART TWO

(CHICAGO)(February 21, 2008) Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times today poses a question to the “GOP right:” What’s so bad about Obama? [http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/805525,CST-NWS-roep21.article]

Mr. Roeper deserves an answer.

Roeper poses a list of questions. I will answer each in turn. First, I would like to recharacterize Mr. Roeper’s question, since it is not the “GOP right” that is concerned with Barack Obama, it is patriotic Americans.

Roeper question: Do you think Obama is “off the charts intelligent…?”

Andy’s Answer: No one denies that Mr. Obama is an intelligent man. But “off the charts?” You’re off base. There is no evidence that Obama has ever distinguished himself by his intelligence. He was a very mediocre lawyer who never argued a case in trial court, and shamelessly inflates his record as “fighting for civil rights in court.” That’s a fairy tale, with credit to former president Clinton. Obama’s real skills flow from his childhood as an abused and neglected child, when he developed coping skills to survive and prosper in the hostile youth culture of his upbringing.

Obama appears to have been a protégé of indicted influence-peddler Tony Rezko, who arranged for Obama to be hired by Rezko’s law firm. Smart? “Off the charts” intelligent?

Obama wasn’t chosen to lead the Harvard Law Review because he was the brightest student. He was picked because he was the least offensive member of the board and the best politician.

Roeper question: “Is he a man of God?”

Andy’s Answer: Mr. Obama’s connection to the deity has been most confused. He began life as a Muslim, despite his desperate efforts to conceal that fact. At some point in his 20’s or 30’s he accepted Christianity, although the exact date of his Baptism remains murky. Because Christianity is an inclusive religion, where profession of the faith “includes” one in Christianity, Obama is a Christian today. I have no problem with that.

He belongs to a church that many find troublesome but I do not. Christianity is a big tent and there is room for “Black Christians” just as there is room for many other denominations. Jesus was an adder, not a subtracter.

But Obama’s recent use of religion in South Carolina stems mostly from his attempts to deflect the attention I focused on his former religion beginning four years ago. Obama suddenly became a “Super-Christian!” and flooded South Carolina with religious material. I find Obama’s battlefield conversion to muscular Christianity highly suspicious.

Roeper question: Is he a sincere person…?

Andy’s Answer: I don’t doubt Obama’s “sincerity.” But sincerity for what, apart from his own self-promotion? “Change” is actually a classic Marxist doctrine. When one looks at his Marxist mantra of “Change,” and Obama’s voting record—instead of his campaign trail claims—one finds a person who comes as close to a Marxist revolutionary as we have recently found in American politics. Is it any wonder that someone has reported an Obama campaign office in Texas had a picture of the Cuban flag and Che Guevara?

Roeper question: Do you think he is a man of strong morals…family values?

Andy’s Answer: If this question is addressed to Obama’s personal life, he appears to lead an exemplary family life. Yes, I would say he is a good husband, a great father and someone who embodies family values. No one has ever suggested otherwise.

Roeper question: If elected, would he surround himself with cynical hacks, or experienced, idealistic individuals?

Andy’s Answer: Are you kidding? Throughout his entire political career Obama has knowingly surrounded himself with the most cynical and most corrupt hacks in America, Chicago’s politicians. From the crooked Mayor Daley, through crooked Senator Jones, to crooked aldermen and others—not to mention indicted influence-peddler Tony Rezko—Obama has always wallowed in extreme sleaze. He is perhaps the sleaziest politician to make it to the presidential level in many, many years. [Can anyone suggest when someone with as sleazy a political background as Obama has risen so fast, so high?] An Obama administration would be chock full of corruption.

How could someone who had just taken office as U. S. senator in 2005 claim he made a “boneheaded” investment with Tony Rezko, when Tony Rezko financed the purchase of the Obama’s home? How? Obama may be the greatest tap dancer in history, as shown by the way he has slipped away from his links to Rezko—with a pliant and somnolent Chicago media to do his bidding—but he can’t tap dance away from the truth of his involvement with sleaziness and corruption in Chicago.

What if a corrupt lobbyist had helped John McCain buy a house? What if?

Bottom line: Obama has fallen in love with himself. And many gullible Americans, in fact almost a million of them at last count, have fallen in love with Obama. As Kris Kristofferson would say “Sunday Morning Comin’ Down” is going to be a hard one. I pray the United States will not be victimized by this tainted and ultimately doomed love affair.

And that, Mr. Roeper, is why patriotic Americans feel so uncomfortable about Obama.

PART THREE (February 22): AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BABIES RISE UP-AND BITE THE HAND THAT FED THEM; THE TRUE MEANING OF MICHELE OBAMA’S OUTBURST

PART FOUR (February 23): BARACK OBAMA AND THE RACE CARD; WHOSE CARD IS IT REALLY?

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Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He has been a candidate for U. S. Senator from Illinois. http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web site: http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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