Saturday, October 11, 2008

BARACK OBAMA, THE UNTOLD STORY

In an article titled: A November Surprise? (Hope For The World Update) Gary Kah reveals some interesting facts about Barack Hussein Obama.
On the other side of the aisle is a competitive and determined opponent who doesn't like to lose. Backing him are hundreds of ultra-liberal activists including many of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. Barack Obama owes much of his initial campaign success to Oprah Winfrey whose public endorsement and immense popularity catapulted him to political stardom. Without Oprah's concerted efforts and support, it is doubtful that Obama would have beaten Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Oprah's "new spirituality" meshes very well with Obama's religious views - tolerate everything except the "narrow" teachings of the Bible.

Barack Obama is admittedly hard to resist. He has a certain likable quality which together with his smooth style and admirable communication skills can mesmerize audiences. But we must look beyond personality to his fruits. The fact remains: He is the number one most liberal politician in the US Senate, based on his voting record.
Notice how many times Obama did not vote, or voted not present to avoid taking a stand on controversial issues.
His positions on nearly every important issue put him squarely in the far-left/anti-biblical Christianity camp. His most vocal supporters are found among the MTV crowd. Just this week I saw one MTV "phenom" from Britain pleading with Americans to vote for Obama. Hopefully, if enough rock sensations from this crowd speak out for Obama, common-sense Americans will be so repulsed they will vote against Obama/Biden - if for no other reason.

While most people are now somewhat aware of Obama's voting record, there are a few details that the secular media has withheld from the public. As the watchdog group Accuracy in Media reports,
There has been some comment about Barack Obama's legislative accomplishments or lack thereof. But there has been little major media coverage of his sponsorship of the Global Poverty Act, a global tax proposal that could force the U.S. to spend $845 billion over a 13-year period in order to meet the goals that the U.N. has set for us in foreign aid spending... the major media still don't want to talk about it. Why? It would expose Obama as the international socialist he is.(1)
In a similar vein, one of our friends recently expressed his concern in a letter to us:
This is definitely turning into one of the oddest presidential elections we have ever witnessed. It is a bit frightening that the democrats so boldly and unashamedly are rolling out their socialist agenda and not even trying to disguise it (you mentioned a few years ago they would get bolder with their message). It is incredible that Obama openly decries that it is evil for people to be rich. I guess he has forgotten that we are, after all, a capitalistic society (at least for now anyway). I guess it's okay for him to live in a $2.2 million dollar house and earn $4 million dollars but not okay for everyone else. I always have trouble following the democrat's logic.

Obama's Family Background

The fact is, Barack Obama supports the measures that he does because he is a socialist through and through. His indoctrination into far-left principles began at a young age through his mother's influence. Barack's mother, Ann Dunham (known as Ann) spent her early childhood years in Kansas with her family, who Barack claims were conservative Methodists or Baptists. At around the age of 12, Ann's family moved to the Seattle area where they became involved in a left-wing Unitarian church. The church was nick-named "the little RED church" because of its Communist leanings.(2)

After about a year, Ann's family moved to Mercer Island so that she could attend the island's new high school where she could eventually be on the debate team. According to Newswatch Magazine.

The school Ann attended, Mercer Island High School, was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers. John Stenhouse, board member, told the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party USA,, and this school had a munber of Marxists on its staff. Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, BOTH Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included: rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity and the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between Fouberts's and Wichterman's classrooms was sometimes called "anarchy alley."(3)[emphasis in original]

Upon her graduation, Ann's family moved to Hawaii where she would attend the University of Hawaii and study anthropology. While at U of H she met Barack Obama, Sr. in her Russian language class. By this time she was a "full fledged radical leftist" and practitioner of critical theory. She would eventually work for the pro-world government Ford Foundation (which in years gone by was cited by the House Committee on Un-American Activities as being subversive to our republic.) Ann Dunham, who died in 1995 of cancer, was described by her friends as "a fellow traveler," meaning "a communist sympathizer."(4)

Senator Obama's father, who was from Kenya, was also heavily linked to socialist activities. Sen. Obama identifies very closely with his Kenyan family roots. In August 2006 he made a special trip to Kenya to meet with a man named Raila Amolo Odinga. Odinga is the head of the National Muslim Leaders Movement (ODM) which is dedicated to overthrowing the legitimate democratic government of Kenya. Odinga is extremely anti-Christian, and it is widely believed that he would outlaw Christianity if he took power. Odinga refers to Barack Obama as a close, personal friend; although some Christian missionaries in Kenya allege that he is, in fact, Barack's cousin.

Odinga's revolutionary activities led to Kenya's recent political unrest and resulted in a bloodbath - especially of Christians who protested Odinga's agenda.(5)

Raila Odinga is a Muslim socialist who received his training in East Germany. Kenya's last president threw him into prison for trying to subvert his country. Some have alleged that Obama, under the name "Friends of Obama, gave a large sum of money to the opposition campaign headed by Odinga.(6) We have had no way of verifying this allegation. It should not come as a surprise that Obama holds Marxist-Muslim leaders in high regard. According to Accuracy in Media, Barack Obama's mentor during this teen years "was a hard-core Communist" AIM reports,
...Obama's first book, Dreams for My Father mentions someone named "Frank" who was actually young Barack's mentor, a member of the Moscow - controlled Communist Party USA named Frank Marshall Davis, with whom the young Obama developed something akin to a father-son relationship while he was living in Hawaii from 1971-1979.(7)
AIM concludes,
...the liberal media will give Senator Barack Obama a pass. They already excuse Obama's 20-year relationship with his anti-American pastor [Dr. Jeremiah Wright]; they dismiss his association with American terrorist William Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn; and they ignore the fact that Senator Obama's mentor during his teenage years was a hard-core Communist. This is the worst case in political history of reporters being in the tank for one candidate. Whatever happened to the public's right to know?(8)
[For a gift of $25, Accuracy in Media will send you a special report titled "The Truth about Barack Obama" along with a one-year subscription to the AIM Report which provides stories about Obama, McCain and others that the media aren't telling you. Send your request and gift to: Accuracy in Media, 4455 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 330, Washington, D.C. 20008.]

Many Christians overseas are also becoming concerned over the prospects of an Obama presidency. This week our Israeli colleague, Barry Segal, emailed these news items about Obama's appeal to Muslims.

ARAB NATIONS DON'T WANT REPUBLICAN WIN:
The Arab world is voicing its increasing uneasiness at the possibility of another Republican administration in the White House. In years past, Muslim leaders have remained silent about their preferences during US presidential campaigns. Clearly in 2008 they prefer a Democratic, Barack Obama win ... Many Muslims fear a McCain contingent would pursue more aggressively the anti terror policies of the outgoing government. (METimes)

OBAMA'S CHILDHOOD: PRAYING TO SAINTS AND BOWING IN MOSQUES
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama continues to be questioned about his dual religious upbringing. In his childhood, Obama was registered as a Muslim and bowed toward a mosque on Fridays while praying to a Catholic saint on other days, according to a 2007 report in The LA Times. The article quoted his former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, and others who said that Senator Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended while in the third and fourth grades.(Jerusalem Post)
Given the information we now have about Senator Obama and his family background, it is quite possible he would stand with the Muslims should the political winds "shift in an ugly direction."

This is just the tip of the iceberg concerning Barack Hussein Obama. Much more disturbing information is surfacing about his closest contacts, chief supporters, and his voting record.

Gary Kah.

Two former financial executives: Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson who were involved in the Fannie Mae accounting scandal are connected to the Obama campaign.
Franklin Raines - was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, "Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that "mistakes were made" and saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four years." Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.

Raines left with a "golden parachute" valued at $240 million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear.

The Government noted, "The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that enabled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner." These charges were made in 2006. The court ordered Raines to return $50 million dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits.

Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some interesting things about Johnson. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae. Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million. Where are they now?
Franklin Raines -- Obama's Chief Economic Campaign Advisor.

Jim Johnson -- Obama's Senior Finance Advisor: ran Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee.

Would you vote for Barack Obama?

Steve

"...Ecclesiasticism without Christianity, the discipline of a monastic rule, not for God's sake or in order to achieve personal salvation but for the sake of the State and for the greater glory and power of the demagogue turned leader - this was the goal for which the systematic moving of the masses was to lead"(9) --Aldous Huxley.

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End Notes

1. Accuracy in Media newsletter, Donal Irvine, Chairman, Washington D.C., August 2008.
2. Newswatch Magazine, Sept. 2008, p.14.
3. Ibid. pp. 14-15.
4. Ibid. pp. 12-15.
5. Ibid. pp. 9, 19-22.
6. Ibid.
7. Accuracy in Media newsletter.
8. Ibid.
9. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, (New York: Harper Collins, 1958) pp. 44-45.

Also, read Barack Obama's two books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

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