Obama has a big burden. He has to
go to his events and pretend he is something he is not. His
voting record shows that he supports the war. He voted twice in
2006 against bringing America's troops back home. He votes for
war appropriations as if giving our money to Halliburton and Blackwater
is his sworn duty. His latest bit of posturing S 433 allows the
Bush Administration to suspend any troop withdrawal, which if not
suspended, still keeps the troops in Iraq for a long time to
come. The suspension is written right into Section 4 (b).
The bill tells Bush to bring the troops home some day unless he doesn't
want to. The very name of the bill, "Iraq War De-Escalation
Act of 2007"
is a lie. This is par for the course for Obama.
Bruce Dixon and Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report have written
articles exposing Obama's fraud in pretending to represent the
interests of African-American voters. Before anyone believes that
Obama cares about African-Americans, they should read, "Barack
Obama and the Winds of War
Faces on Imperial Aggression
Mania and the Mirage
Obama: Hypocrisy on Health Care
Barack and Hillary Show Plays Selma
America's Real Issue With Barack Obama
," and "Barack
Obama vs. Charles Hamilton Houston
From these articles and others, readers can see Obama come down on the
side of the oppressors of African-Americans. For someone
ancestors owned black slaves
, Obama tries to put pressure on
African-Americans and fails. Al
Sharpton's reaction to pressure to back Obama was, "I'm not going to be
cajoled or intimidated by any candidate not for my support."
Instead of supporting African American's Obama is into lying to them
and intimidating them. What makes him different than others who
Paul Street exposes the real Barack Obama very clearly in his article,
." Street shows how Obama, a Hamiltonian believer in
and supporters of globalization has lent his support to the
Project, formed by corporate-neoliberal Citigroup chair Robert Rubin
and other 'Wall Street Democrats' to counter populist rebellion against
corporate tendencies within the Democratic Party... ," how Obama
provided valuable assistance to pro-war candidates (such as Joe
Lieberman), and how he criticized the filibuster proceedings against
Samuel Alito. Street shows how Obama voted for "... a
business-friendly 'tort reform' bill that rolls back working peoples'
ability to obtain reasonable redress and compensation..." from
corporations. Obama considers single payer universal health
care too socialist and has stated that he prefers voluntary
solutions. Street's article goes on to discuss Obama's support
for other aspects of the neo-con agenda, including neo-con propaganda
against African-American culture.
Obama voted to bring low-cost foreign labor into New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina. This was a slap in the face against the
African-Americans who were displaced in that city. Obama also
voted to place Michael Cheftoff, the man responsible for the Katrina
catastrophe, in charge of Homeland Security. Obama voted for the
bills that gave Blackwater the funding they needed to shoot the people
of New Orleans who were only trying to save their own lives. He
voted to allow Michael Chetoff to waive all laws, including murder,
torture and kidnapping.
In voting for the Real ID Act, Obama voted to end political
asylum for people seeking shelter in this country because of
terrorism at home.
African-Americans consider Dennis Kucinich, not Obama, to be
their candidate. See
Bruce Dixon's article "Is
Dennis Kucinich the "black candidate?
Obama voted more than five times for USA-PATRIOT's renewal. This
is a bill that is patently offensive to most Americans. City
after city has passed resolutions condemning USA-PATRIOT. Obama
chose to side with tyranny over freedom and Bush over the people on
this issue. The Real ID Act, which would allow Michael Cheftoff
to declare martial law and imprison all Americans, was supported by
Obama, as noted above.
Obama's record on choice is less than 50%. He pretends to
be pro-choice while voting for anti-choice justices who have vowed to
end choice. Obama even voted for cloture on Priscilla Owen, a
justice Alberto Gonzales felt was too far to the right.
Obama's pretense at being anti-war is a fraud on the American
people. His actions are fully pro-war. He has voted
anti-choice and to keep the USA-PATRIOT Act. A win for Obama will
be a win for the neo-con agenda. An Obama nomination is a
guaranteed loss for the American people who would have no major
candidates to support in 2008.
If Obama had a conscience, he'd vote against himself. Voting
takes place in closed booths. Will some decency overtake Obama in
the voting booth? Or has he become so used to lying that he
doesn't know what is up and what is down?
This is part of the reason the voting age should be lowered While some
complacent, uneducated voters might support Obama, most Americans under
18 are studying the facts and have no intention of supporting such an
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