Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Barack Obama And Socialism

"Is Barack Obama a socialist or even a theoretical Marxist? The question has become relevant in recent weeks as Obama told “Joe the plumber” that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” Concerns heightened yesterday when a 2001 radio interview became public in which Obama calls our Constitution flawed because it didn’t order government to redistribute economic power and resources.

Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their efficient political machine laugh at the accusation, of course. They assure us that they are just two “centrists” who are well within the mainstream of American thought. I’m not buying their denials. A “centrist” doesn’t sit in a black power church for 1,000 Sundays while a black supremacist pastor shouts “God D--- America” from the pulpit. A centrist doesn’t become a political ally of William Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist who hates America.

Obama has admitted his sympathy for the radical Left. In his book, “Dreams of My Father,” Obama wrote that while he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, he chose his friends carefully, and he described them as: “the more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.” Later, when he attended Columbia University in New York, he regularly attended, in his words, “socialist conferences … at Cooper Union.”

Barack Obama learned a lot from his Marxist professors, whom he sought out, and from the socialist conferences he attended. And now he wants to teach American businesses and entrepreneurs what “spreading the wealth” means"

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Familes