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Friday, October 24, 2008

Gerson Says It Better: McCain, Obama, 'The Surge'

I really liked Michael Gerson's Op-Ed today in the Washington Post. He makes some of the same points that I've been making on this blog, only with greater success and clarity.

Here's the pivotal statement:

This raises the question: If McCain benefited politically from being correct about the surge, why has Barack Obama not been punished for opposing it?

It was, after all, the single most important decision Obama has made as a public official. His judgment? "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse." This initial reluctance is perhaps understandable; many shared it. But Obama persisted in his skepticism after the results became evident. Even in July of this year, he argued, "the same factors that led me to oppose the surge still hold true."
In other news, someone's dug up an old (1996) newsletter from the Chicago-based, socialist leaning 'New Party' that suggests that Barack Obama was either a member of the party, or was officially endorsed by it. Check it out and judge for yourselves. Oh, and one more thing: Ayers-Rezko-Wright, but who's counting, right?


Blogger bg said...


i'm afraid you (as well as the MSM)
are way behind on this topic TG..

been posting about it for months now, ie:

More Proof of Obama's Socialism.
In 1996 he ran as member of New Party


[Obama won his State Senate seat as a member of the New Party, an extreme left wing group run by a former Jesse Jackson campaign manager. Its mind-blowing that Obama could have got to the top of the Democrat ticket without at one wise man screening him. Well the Dems made this bed, now they must live with these shocking truths about the type of communist-like changes Obama would bring to the America.]

New Party (USA)


[Some of these chapters — such as those in Chicago and Little Rock — had their main bases of support in the low-income community organizing group ACORN, along with some support from various labor unions (especially ACORN-allied locals of the Service Employees International Union).]

ACORN's Nutty Regime for Cities

ACORN — a Sixties radical group sponsored
by George Soros commits election fraud

and that's just the very teeny tip of the Obama iceberg..

not only Baracks's associations with Rezko, Auchi, Khaladi, Alsammarae, Said, al Mansoor & Ayers amongst many others, but Michelle as well (Barack & Michelle & Bill & Bernadine go back a long ways)..

the Obama wheel:

Obama is the hub, his connections form the spokes, their connections to each other form the tire where the rubber meets the road..


10:44 AM, October 24, 2008

Blogger bg said...


albeit a dent in Obama armor, this may help a bit..

Obama's Strange Bedfellows


10:47 AM, October 24, 2008

Blogger bg said...


via GP



= anti-America/Israel/Iraq..


10:53 AM, October 24, 2008

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Write something about the recent round of detentions in Najaf.

10:01 AM, October 25, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think about Khalidi in that grouping?

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