Even though Barack Obama is ahead in pledged delegates, he should concede the nomination to Hillary Clinton to avoid a November catastrophe for his party. Two words summarize the rationale: DAMAGED GOODS.
It is well known that, if you buy merchandise only to discover later that it is defective–such as opening a can or jar to discover spoiled and rotten food–you are entitled to return it for a refund. New Jersey Democrats similarly discovered that their nominee, Robert Toricelli, had allegedly accepted illegal campaign contributions. There was some controversy over his replacement, Frank Lautenberg, who replaced Toricelli on the ballot after the deadline for changes had passed. The New Jersey Supreme Court apparently felt that New Jersey Democrats were entitled to a replacement for the damaged goods (Toricelli) that they had purchased.
Now suppose that Eliot Spitzer (Client 9-NY) and not Barack Obama was running against Hillary Clinton, and that he had amassed a slight lead in pledged delegates as Obama has done. The instant that Spitzer became “Client 9,” he would also have become damaged goods, and Democrats would have been within their rights to demand that he step aside because he had rendered himself unelectable. Now we will open the Barack Obama package to see what is behind the wrapping of charismatic eloquence and outstanding oratory. Once Democrats see what is inside, they will doubtlessly want a refund.
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs is on record as reporting that “Obama’s Pastor is a Total Hater” on May 8, 2007. Our own piece, “Barack Obama called on to renounce MoveOn.org,” became a matter of record on March 15 2007. It places on record the fact that Obama’s campaign was fully aware of MoveOn.org’s promotion of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate. In other words, there was plenty of information that should have clued Democrats that Obama might have problems long before the primaries began. It was not, however, until after most Democrats had voted that the story about Jeremiah Wright calling upon God to damn America became public knowledge. Since then, far more material ishows that Barack Obama is totally unfit to hold any position of public trust or responsibility. Democrats have opened the beautiful package they purchased before and during Super Tuesday, only to discover the reeking stench of racism, anti-Semitism, sympathy for terrorists, and hatred of the United States. Now we will show why they deserve a refund.
Consumer Complaint Form
Purchaser: Democratic Voters
Product: Barack Hussein Obama
Please describe your complaint below
- (1) You don’t choose your relatives, but you choose your church and your pastor. Jeremiah Wright is not Obama’s uncle who sometimes makes intemperate statements, he is a pastor whom Obama chose as a mentor and spiritual guide. Barack Obama chose to join the Trinity United Church of Christ with the full knowledge that its pastor, Jeremiah Wright, had already accompanied the infamous racist, anti-Semite, and Catholic-hating bigot Louis Farrakhan to Libya to meet with Moammar Khadafy. Obama then chose to remain in this church, thus exposing his family to periodic torrents of hatred from Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright. He chose to remain in this church despite official church bulletins that referred to the “state” of Israel (as in “so-called state of Israel,” this from Wright himself), a blood libel that accused Israel of developing an “ethnic bomb” to kill Negroes and Arabs, and a guest opinion piece from a Hamas terrorist named Marzook. He chose to remain in this church after its pastor added a blood libel of the United States (an accusation that the U.S. had created the AIDS virus, possibly to kill people in the Third World) and said in effect that the U.S. deserved 9/11.
(2) Barack Obama promoted and endorsed Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (April 2007), both of which have long records of inciting hatred of white people and especially Jews. Google on Sharpton and “Freddy’s Fashion Mart,” “Yankel Rosenbaum,” “Crown Heights,” and “Tawana Brawley” for examples.
(3) Barack Obama refused to “reject” the support of Louis Farrakhan until Tim Russert and then Hillary Clinton backed him into a corner on national television (February 2008, Democratic Presidential debate).
The above three items are entirely consistent with the Black identity politics, if not Black Nationalist politics, that Obama espoused as described in Dreams From My Father. Black Nationalism has no more place in mainstream America than the Stormfront White Nationalist Community.
(4) Barack Obama solicited and accepted the endorsement of MoveOn.org. It is a matter of record that MoveOn.org’s now disgraced Action Forum welcomed anti-Semitic, anti-Evangelical, and anti-Catholic hate speech along with 9/11 conspiracy theories. MoveOn.org published an anti-Catholic hate cartoon that showed Pope Benedict waving a gavel in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as in “The Catholics are taking over America.” MoveOn.org also published a vicious insult to General David Petraeus. No decent American can possibly vote for a candidate who joins in an insult to a distinguished officer who is following the legal orders of his civilian government. If they don’t agree with those orders, they will take it up with (and out on, during the election) with the political figures who gave him the orders.
(5) Barack Obama’s official campaign site, which is under his editorial control and for whose content he is responsible, has hosted and is even still hosting pages from hate organizations (New Black Panther Party), anti-Semitic hate speech, 9/11 conspiracy theories, arguments that justify Palestinian terrorism, arguments that Israel should not exist as a Jewish state, and statements that the “Jewish lobby” will go the way of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini. As with Obama’s rejection of Louis Farrakhan’s support, some of these pages were removed only after they turned into public scandals. Note that even voters in Ohio and Texas were not aware of this, so they could not make informed decisions when they voted.
(6) There is compelling evidence that Barack Obama knowingly and willfully misused the United Church of Christ’s tax exempt resources by giving a speech with political content during a June 2007 national meeting. We say “knowingly and willfully” because, according to ”IRS Investigation: A Test Of Church’s Faith?” by Davida Foy Crabtree in the Hartford Courant, “To avoid any hint of endorsement or promotion, our national officers and our denominational attorney established clear understandings with Sen. Obama’s office in Washington. He readily agreed to all of them. We made it clear not only to his campaign staff but also to our own synod delegates and visitors that no advocacy or promotion of his candidacy would be permitted.” A transcript of the speech, however, shows that Obama used the opportunity to promote his candidacy. Furthermore, the fact that “A Politics of Conscience” was “written by Barack Obama”–that is, he wrote it in advance–suggests that his misuse of tax-exempt church resources to garner votes was premeditated as opposed to a mistake.
(7) Barack Obama orchestrated the defeat of Illinois’ Induced Infant Liability Act, which was the state counterpart of the Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act. This goes beyond pro-choice versus pro-life because, once a fetus has survived an abortion procedure to be born alive, the mother has already exercised her choice. Obama, unlike even NARAL and liberal Democrats like Jerrold Nadler, has no problem with tossing these babies aside to die without food, water, or medical care. Nadler, who voted for the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, said “there is no such thing as a right to a live birth abortion.
(8) Barack Obama also said he would not keep American troops in Iraq even to prevent genocide.
This is not Red State America, nor is it Blue State America. It is an extreme ideology that has no place in America or any civilized country. Barack Obama is damaged goods. Barack Obama’s powerful and charismatic oratory, along with the Obama Girl’s substantial “assets” with Obama’s picture between them, sold Democratic voters an impressive package that turned out to contain rotting and stinking merchandise. Democrats are entitled to their money or, more precisely, their votes back. If Obama does not step out of the race now, Democrats (particularly the superdelegates) must throw him out to prevent his coattails from turning into anchor chains that will drag mainstream Democrats down with him in November.