(Sorry Festus and Patrick, Shark hasn’t been jumped. Obama is at least a small “c” communist. This radio interview further proves the point. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)
Think the Joe the Plumber encounter was just a misstatement by Obama? A new audio tape of an Obama interview on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio in 2001 reveals an Obama committed to redistribution of wealth.
A quick look at some of Obama’s comments:
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.
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate set off a media frenzy over her qualifications to serve as vice president. Many in the media questioned whether she was vetted properly before her selection. It seems they should have been looking at Obama more closely. Obama’s outright statements in support of Socialist policy should create it’s own media frenzy, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen.
Alinsky, Ayers, Davis, Odinga, Wright, and Obama’s other Socialist, Marxist, anarchist friends must be extremely proud of their protege.