How is it a front-runner for the highest office in the land can reject an American flag on his lapel but permit the display of a huge Cuban flag at one of his offices, emblazoned with a mass murderer's mug?
What are Obama's core beliefs? Who knows, but somewhere Karl Marx is smiling.
Obama, operating without a teleprompter, blurted out the following statement right out of the Communist playbook.
"The insurance and the drug companies aren't going to give up their profits easily . . . Exxon Mobil made $11 billion this past quarter."
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH):
"I’ve talked to Barack a lot about his Patriot Corporation Act, which is not trade per se, but it’s certainly part of the economic package around globalization. The Patriot Corporation Act has not gotten the attention that I would hope it would. But, basically it says that if you play by the rules, if you pay decent wages, health benefits, pension; do your production here; don’t resist unionization on neutral card check, then you will be designated a “Patriot Corporation” and you will get tax advantages and some [preference] on government contracts."
Speaking of patriots, Obama seems to have a problem wearing a U.S. flag lapel pin. The problem is - he refuses to wear the patriotic pin.
"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin," Obama said.
"Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest.
It's not just the pin.
Obama appears to object to placing his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.
Well, if we can't figure out Obama's core beliefs and his patriotism, at least we know who his donors are. Oops. I guess we don't know who his real donors are. And there could be a large number of illegal foreign contributors behind his fundraising success.
According to an analysis being released today by a Washington think tank, the Campaign Finance Institute, Senator Obama of Illinois led the pack with such small and secret donations, pulling in about $31 million during 2007...
However, one area of concern with the flood of donations, particularly those made online, is that foreigners could be weighing in illegally in an American election. Mr. Obama's Web site allows donors to choose an address in one of 227 possible countries or territories, including Iran, Iraq, Zimbabwe, and Yemen...
Those donations would, of course, be illegal if they came from non-citizens.
Obama's a curious character. He is a brilliant orator, but possesses not a single noteworthy accomplishment... seems to embrace classic, failed Marxist philosophies and has a dubious allegiance to the United States.
Now that I think about it, he sounds like your garden variety Democratic Presidential candidate.