Cross posted from Highly-Opinionated.com
Originally posted Sunday, June 22, 2008 but still pertinent.
Endorsements from our Enemies: Why Can't Barack Obama Catch a Break from them?
Presidential candidates often seek out endorsements from prominent figures not only nationally, but throughout the world, during election years. What, however, does it say for a candidate when a nation's enemies endorse a candidate?
It's a conspiracy theorists dream situation that Barack Hussein Obama finds himself facing.
The Democratic party front-runner and likely nominee in the upcoming Denver national convention has overcome the Clinton machine, rising through the ranks quickly to go from Congress into not even a full term in the Senate, into the launching position to become, possibly, the President of the United States.
His quick rise to fame and popularity is a tale straight out of the Brothers Grimm; a fairy tale ascension to power from the local to the national level, with a somewhat Messianic appeal to the public that hasn't been seen since the 1930's in Germany. Captivating audiences initially with his message of hope and change, Obama quickly soared into position to take on the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton campaign, ultimately defeating her and ending her hopes of becoming the first woman to gain the White House in the 2008 election cycle.
But at what cost to the nation does the rise of Obama bring? His campaign catch phrases, "hope and change," have done little, really, to address a hope in what, or a to address what changes that he intends for the nation, other than mentions of higher taxes and the promise to bring our combat forces home from Iraq within the first year and a half of his administration.
Perhaps, in seeking the true nature and character of the man, candidate Barack Hussein Obama, one should begin by looking at his list not of detractors, but at his list of supporters, and examine the causes they represent.
Jesse Jackson - political activist and civil rights activist. Very spotty record since the King days in his methods of promoting social and political change. Jackson has also been called a "shadow senator" from the District of Columbia.
Jane Fonda - actress and war protester who posed with North Vietnamese forces in a photo-op during the Vietnam War.
Danny Glover - actor cum political activist known for his support of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
Bill Maher - Comedian and political commentator host of Politically Incorrect (which it is anything but), known for his anti-American and anti-Christian remarks.
Spike Lee - actor, political activist, director, known for his controversial race relations films and statements.
Mayor Douglas Wilder - Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, and former Governor of Virginia, who called for riots at the Denver DNC if Obama was not the party nominee.
And many others, listed here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign_endorsements
But this is just barely the tip of the iceberg in controversial figures endorsing Obama, and all of the above mentioned are Americans. What about his endorsements from overseas groups? This past week, Obama has received endorsements from two groups who have been and are stated enemies of the United States.
While Sen. Barack Obama sought to improve his relationship with the Jewish community today by meeting with leaders in Philadelphia, comments by a Hamas political adviser this weekend could potentially hurt the Democratic presidential candidate.
During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.
“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.
This endorsement brings back up the resignation earlier this year of Obama adviser Rob Malley over controversy surrounding his ties to Hamas. Seeking to put an end to any rumors or speculation of any links to Hamas by Obama, Malley stepped down in an attempt to shed the campaign of such speculations, speculations with have revived with the endorsement of Obama by Hamas leadership this week.
To compound the situation facing the Obama team in light of the Hamas endorsement, Obama received another dubious endorsement this week, this time coming from North Korea.
The Chosun Sinbo, the mouthpiece of North Korea’s Japanese front organization Chongryon and often for the North Korean regime itself, has announced its preference for Obama over McCain, whom it calls “a variant of Bush” and “nothing better than a scarecrow of neoconservatives,” which is a bit odd considering that the Bush Administration’s giveaway diplomacy is better for Kim Jong Il than even Clinton’s awful performance.
So what does this say of the character of candidate Obama, that he receives endorsements from at least two of our nation's enemies? Are there expectations of Obama from these endorsements, or are they merely well wishes from foreign nationals who have interests that are not in the interest of the American people? Given the record of flip-flopping that has been characteristic of Obama of late, and the support of members of the Democratic party being withheld from his campaign, could it be that there are, at this late stage of the election cycle, important issues that we, the voting public are unaware of but that are known to these groups overseas who are endorsing him? Could it be that there is information being gleaned from Barack Hussein Obama's Muslim Kenyan half-brother Malik to which we are not privy?
Whatever the answers, for some reason, two of America's enemies are interested in seeing Barack Hussein Obama elected to the office of the President. Why can't Obama catch a break in endorsements from our enemies? Perhaps it's because he doesn't deserve one...
Posted by HCdL
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man
A note from Radarsite: Bravo! Our good friend and fellow blogger Hawk has come up with an indictment of Barack Hussein Obama worthy of a Federal Grand Jury. If a person is known by the company they keep, then BHO is well known to us. There could be no more damning evidence against this most dangerous of candidates than this list of traitors and anti-Americanists who earnestly support him. How can any reasonable person even consider supporting such a potentially disastrous candidate?
Unfortunately, we know the answer to this question, don't we?
There are those who remain unmoved by even the most blatant evidence against him. They are smitten. They will happily cast their votes for their own doom regardless of our protestations and warnings. They are immune to logic and reason. They are utterly convinced that they are ushering in a New Age of Tolerance and Goodwill to all. They are, they firmly believe, in the vanguard of a new world movement that will banish racism and prejudice from the planet forever. These hapless creatures are beyond hope. We will not move them.
Then there are those others, of course, whose motives are more surreptitious and sinister. These are the hard leftists, the elitist ideologues, the New Age Communists, the One World advocates, for whom all traces of democratic capitalism must be eradicated and replaced with their supercessionist dream. They, too, are untouchable. They will never abandon their ideologies, no matter how many times their bleak and discredited system has been proven to be an unworkable abject failure.
But thankfully there are others. There are all of those good people out there who have not yet committed themselves. They are waiting to be convinced -- one way or the other. They are the ones we could still stand a chance with. They are, in the final analysis, our only hope. Perhaps the world's only hope. And it is for these good people we must continue the fight to the very end.
Thank you Hawk for giving us some powerful and much-needed ammunition for this crucial battle. We need all the help we can get. -rg
For contiuing coverage of this story see Mark Harvey's article in Digital Journal