Barack Obama, global diplomacy dilettante, is too big to limit himself to canoodling and cooperating with domestic extremists. Can a presidential candidate campaigning for Change We Can Believe In spend twenty years as a member of a racist, America-hating church? While funding Chicago groups tied to ACORN and a Weather Underground nut? And still, amidst all the hustle and bustle, travel to Africa in support of a socialist loon in his father’s native Kenya?
Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama’s six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki.
On what important topic has Barack Obama been right? He’s hobnobbed with crazies overseas, while vocally opposing leaders friendly to America. He’s supported Bill Ayers in his efforts to further transform education into anti-capitalist, anti-American indoctrination. He’s supported ACORN as they’ve helped cripple mortgage lending and defraud the electoral system.
Shouldn’t the public be more familiar with these facts, given the far leftism of Obama’s record? Obama wants to play Robin Hood with tax policy, further penalizing success in a stuttering economy. He continues to oppose the wildly successful troop surge in Iraq, claiming he’s got a plan to exit the country without harming our interests. His moral standards for going to war might seem like something other than a shell game if he’d acknowledge that Iraq pre-invasion was something other than a Middle Eastern Switzerland. He’s so far out there on abortion it makes Planned Parenthood seem moderate.
There’s a reason all of the links in the preceding paragraphs are from outspokenly conservative National Review: few “balanced” news outlets can be troubled to criticize Obama’s checkered past or far-left positions as anything but an aside. Are conservatives a broken record in this regard? Sure, but there are lots of grooves in the Barack and The Extremists LP, and an apparent shortage of turntables at the big city papers and national TV networks.