Ignore His Right-Wing Voting Record and Believe his Words
By Gary F. (age 17)

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," "Putting Black Faces on Imperial Aggression," "Barack Obama: the Mania and the Mirage," "Barack Obama: Hypocrisy on Health Care," "The Barack and Hillary Show Plays Selma," "Black 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 whose 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 oppress African-Americans?

Paul Street exposes the real Barack Obama very clearly in his article, "The Obama Illusion."  Street shows how Obama, a Hamiltonian believer in free trade and supporters of globalization has lent his support to the "...Hamilton 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 obvious liar.

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