If you think McCain has run a good campaign thus far, raise your hand. Most likely there isn’t one hand raised but giving advice to Senator John McCain and his “campaign” advisors is like blowing in the wind. However one can always hope the wind will stop and the spoken or written word will get through, somehow.
With one debate left and only a few weeks until Election Day, what can McCain do to get through to the American people? There is only one approach that may get the attention of those not ideologically committed to the empty suit and his incredibly competent campaign gurus whose use of psychology to mask the nothingness of Obama and still appeal to the masses is exceedingly effective.
What McCain should not do is to continue to focus on Obama’s associations with the likes of Ayres and Reverend Wright. Americans have already proven they don’t care about such things, just as they didn’t care about Bill Clinton’s peccadilloes or his office “romance” with the thonged Monica. McCain also cannot out do Obama in distribution of the government’s largesse created by working tax payers; Obama is simply better at that and more convincing.
Obama’s secure voting block of the thirty percent of voters who pay no taxes is not sufficient to win an election but it can be supplemented by uninformed tax payers mesmerized by the possibility of “change” even if they don’t know what the change will be but are happy to experience it. These people must be made to understand that the change our country will have if Obama is elected is a surge of a different sort than has made the headlines; it is a surge toward socialism and a loss of the free enterprise system that has made the United States the greatest and freest country in the world.
President Bush hasn’t helped McCain nor has McCain helped himself by going along with government acquisition of American business, i.e. banks, in America. In our country this is described as “taking a position in various banks” but in Europe, more familiar with the concept, it is called “nationalizing” the banks. Americans are not ready for nationalization so they must be conditioned to the idea by concealing the practice with more neutral language.
As Steve Lohr wrote for The New York Times “Elsewhere, government bank-investment programs are routinely called nationalization programs. But that is not likely in the United States, where nationalization is a word to avoid, given the aversion to anything that hints of socialism.”
Obama has a history that actually teaches us what Obama and those pulling his strings have in mind if we would only pay attention. Since voters don’t do the research, it is up to John McCain to emphatically tell the people in the next and last debate and in all subsequent communications with the public.
Barack Obama doesn’t want America to know he’s a socialist and the biased liberal socialist press doesn’t want us to know he’s a socialist either. Obama wants to make you feel good as the government takes money from productive workers and gives it to the non productive who don't work because it is easier to take handouts. In true socialist fashion Obama seeks to redistribute income from producers, i.e. taxpayers, to his voting base of non tax paying recipients.
A Democrat House and Senate with Obama as president will pass higher taxes and create more give away programs and tax payers will pay for it. In his speeches Obama says he is just raising taxes on the rich because they have too many tax breaks and he just wants the rich “to pay their fair share” but if you make $40,000 Obama considers you rich.
[Note: currently the top 1% of taxpayers earns 21.2% of the nation’s income and pays 39.4% of all taxes. In actuality the top 1% pay about the same amount of federal individual taxes as the bottom 95%. However Obama wants the top 1% to pay even more. If this isn’t redistribution of wealth, what is it?]
Obama likes to say, and amazingly it goes unchallenged by McCain, that he’ll cut taxes for no less than 95% of “working families.” This makes Obama seem to be a “middle-class tax cutter while proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But this is nonsensical since more than a third of all Americans pay no income taxes at all. Those who pay no taxes don’t just get a “tax cut”; they receive tens of billions of dollars in government handouts that are disguised by the phrase “tax credit.” Therefore money people get from the federal government even if they pay no taxes at all are called “tax cuts” but are really welfare as part of the socialist income redistribution from tax increases on the “rich”.
But income redistribution is hardly the only evidence of Obama as a socialist. As John Lott reveals, there is an organization called the Chicago New Party which is a group of socialists affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America. [The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within.] Barack Obama attended and participated in meetings of the Chicago New Party and sought their endorsement in his run for office. An investigation of the Chicago DSA, the local affiliated group, found Obama’s signature on a contract promising “a visible and active relationship” with the group. Obama used the endorsement from the Chicago DSA to win his seat in the Illinois State Senate and continued his involvement with the Chicago DSA and received their endorsements in subsequent campaigns.
But the New Party endorsement doesn’t hold a candle to the ultimate socialist prize; an endorsement by the Communist Party USA even though he isn't quite the perfect little Communist. The Communist Party USA says that Barack Obama may not be the perfect communist they have been hoping for, but he is a stepping stone to the new socialist utopia. [CPUSA Online - Editorial: Eye on the Prize.]
“Barack Obama is not a left candidate. This fact has seemingly surprised a number of progressive people who are bemoaning Obama’s “shift to the center.” (Right-wingers are happy to join them, suggesting Obama is a “flip-flopper.”) It’s sad that some who seek progressive change are missing the forest for the trees. But they will not dampen the wide and deep enthusiasm for blocking a third Bush term represented by John McCain, or for bringing Obama by a landslide into the White House with a large Democratic congressional majority. A broad multiclass, multiracial movement is converging around Obama’s “Hope, change and unity” campaign because they see in it the thrilling opportunity to end 30 years of ultra-right rule and move our nation forward with a broadly progressive agenda. This diverse movement combines a variety of political currents and aims in a working coalition that is crucial to social progress at this point. At the core are America’s working families, of all hues and ethnicities, whose determination to move forward does not depend on, and will not be diverted by, the daily twists and turns of this watershed presidential campaign. They are taking the long view. ...
If Obama’s candidacy represented nothing more than the spark for this profound initiative to unite the working class and defeat the pernicious influence of racism, it would be a transformative candidacy that would advance progressive politics for the long term. The struggle to defeat the ultra-right and turn our country on a positive path will not end with Obama’s election. But that step will shift the ground for successful struggles going forward. One thing is clear. None of the people’s struggles — from peace to universal health care to an economy that puts Main Street before Wall Street — will advance if McCain wins in November.
Let’s keep our eyes on the prize.”
Obama has denied a connection with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) but in fact Obama was in a 1995 lawsuit on behalf of ACORN. Obama's own website and his friendly news media don’t mention the full depth and extent of his relationship with the organization. ACORN has now been discovered to be heavily involved in voter registration fraud so Obama wants voters to ignore his association with this socialist organization lest they become aware of his socialist roots.
Attempts to hide evidence of Obama's involvement with ACORN have included removing reference to ACORN from Obama’s web site but articles were previously publicly accessible and the attempted cover-up failed. For example, Obama's campaign website stated:
“Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.”
Unfortunately for Obama an article written by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN leader, was published in the journal Social Policy and stated:
"Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5,000 of them). Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends."
As recently as March 2008, the Los Angeles Times also made reference to Barack Obama's involvement with ACORN [incidentally, note the relationship to the current financial crisis]:
"At the time, Madeline Talbot [a pioneer of ACORN's sub prime-loan shakedown racket] was - an activist worked at the social action group ACORN and initially considered Obama a competitor. But she became so impressed with his work that she invited him to help train her staff." (LA Times, March 2, 2008)
In 1995, Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar objected to implementing the federal motor voter law out of concern that letting people register via postcard and blocking the state from pruning voter rolls might invite vote fraud. Barach Obama sued on behalf of ACORN and won. ACORN later invited Obama to train its staff; and when Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund for Chicago with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, the Woods Fund frequently gave ACORN grants to fund its agenda and voter registration activities.
ACORN has led the fight against voter ID laws and other efforts “to ensure ballot integrity.” ACORN has been implicated in voter fraud and bogus registration schemes in Ohio and at least 13 other states.
Obama also opposes voter ID laws. He believes they disenfranchise voters. Last year, Obama put a hold on the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky for a seat on the Federal Election Commission because as a Justice Department official he had supported a Georgia photo ID law. ACORN and Obama espouse the leftist view that voter ID laws are racist. In addition to subverting American democracy to promote a leftist agenda, the ACORN radical agenda which is followed by Obama amounts to "undisguised authoritarian socialism." wrote Sol Stern in the 2003 City Journal article, "Acorn's Nutty Regime for Cities."
The tie between an ACORN Project VOTE is also something that Obama and others have attempted to deny in recent weeks as ACORN has come under fire for allegations of voter registration fraud.
If you still have doubts about Obama as a “community organizer” working with ACORN, here is what has been reported by Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. [Note again the relationship with our current financial crisis.]
“WHAT exactly does a "community organizer" do? Barack Obama's rise has left many Americans asking themselves that question. Here's a big part of the answer: Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit. In the name of fairness to minorities, community organizers occupy private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes - and thereby force financial institutions to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers.
In other words, community organizers help to undermine the US economy by pushing the banking system into a sinkhole of bad loans. And Obama has spent years training and funding the organizers who do it.”
“In fact, intimidation tactics, public charges of racism and threats to use CRA to block business expansion have enabled ACORN to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and contributions from America's financial institutions.”
Investor Business Daily also identified Obama as a socialist.
“During his NAACP speech earlier this month, Sen. Obama repeated the term at least four times. ‘I've been working my entire adult life to help build an America where economic justice is being served,’ he said at the group's 99th annual convention in Cincinnati. And as president, ‘we'll ensure that economic justice is served,’ he asserted. ‘That's what this election is about.’ Obama never spelled out the meaning of the term, but he didn't have to. His audience knew what he meant, judging from its thumping approval. It's the rest of the public that remains in the dark, which is why we're launching this special educational series. ‘Economic justice’ simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.
In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama's positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state. . . .”
Obama is a disciple of Saul Alinski. Here is Alinsky's strategy to capture the middle class - which Obama is following today:
"The [Middle Class] despair is there; now it's up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change. We'll give them a way to participate in the democratic process, a way to exercise their rights as citizens and strike back at the establishment that oppresses them, instead of giving in to apathy. We'll start with specific issues -- taxes, jobs, consumer problems, pollution -- and from there move on to the larger issues: pollution in the Pentagon and the Congress and the board rooms of the mega corporations. Once you organize people, they'll keep advancing from issue to issue toward the ultimate objective: people power. We'll not only give them a cause, we'll make life goddamn exciting for them again -- life instead of existence. We'll turn them on."
Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth into a small section of society who controls capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly; that’s what Obama believes and will implement if he can.
Barack Obama entered electoral politics as a member of a radical Marxist group aimed at gaining control of the Democratic Party in order to implement a version of socialism in America. He signed a contract promising to maintain a visible relationship. Obama should be pressed by McCain to reveal that contract and proclaim his adherence to socialist goals before the American people approve him for our highest office.
McCain must make voters understand that in this election they will be asked to choose between the socialist version of “change” and the American way of solving problems and keeping America a great country by the tried and true methods used in the past, capitalism and free enterprise.