Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama, Interuppted

I swear, it's like a sitcom, except funnier.

In today's zany episode, Obama gets exposed for the Socialist he is, forcing staffers to say:

"This is a fake news controversy drummed up by the all too common alliance of Fox News, the Drudge Report and John McCain, who apparently decided to close out his campaign with the same false, desperate attacks that have failed for months." In this seven year old interview, Senator Obama did not say that the courts should get into the business of redistributing wealth at all.

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Standard Obama spin. It's old and it is taken out of context. Let me tell you, we could fill a phone book with everything said by Obama that he claims was taken out of context. Interesting spin, since the story was discovered by an individual working to do what the National Media Outlets refuse to do, and, we don't need interpretation, we can read Obama's words himself:

OBAMA: If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.

But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that.

And then, Obama decided to spit on the constitution.

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Tune in again next week in about 17 minutes, for the next installment of Obama, interrupted.

In Response To: Palin, interrupted


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Mundy said...

We do not censor for opinion, but we do censor for swears and blasphemy.