This is a fantastic find but don’t call it an October surprise. It may be October but the fact that Barack Obama is a radical socialist cloaked in meaningless “hope” and “change” marketing babble is not a surprise at all.
That said, Obama’s dangerous interpretation of our constitution and his socialist agenda should be the only topics discussed by the McCain camp in the closing days of their campaign.
The McCain-Palin camp responds:
“The American people continue to learn more about Barack Obama. Now we know that the slogans ‘change you can believe in’ and ‘change we need’ are code words for Barack Obama’s ultimate goal: ‘redistributive change.’ In a previously uncovered interview from September 6, 2001, Barack Obama expressed his regret that the Supreme Court hadn’t been more ‘radical’ and described as a ‘tragedy’ the Court’s refusal to take up ‘the issues of redistribution of wealth.’ No wonder he wants to appoint judges that legislate from the bench – as insurance in case a unified Democratic government under his control fails to meet his basic goal: taking money away from people who work for it and giving it to people who Barack Obama believes deserve it. Europeans call it socialism, Americans call it welfare, and Barack Obama calls it change,” McCain senior policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said in a statement.
HillBuzz – We are Democrats here are HillBuzz telling you the Democrat in this race scares us — because we know what socialism is from spending time in Europe in the 80s, and we know it does not work and is not what America needs.
Atlas Shrugs – So he doesn’t think it can be done through the courts but he thinks it can be done legislatively. That is why a Liberal Supermajority is crucial.
Wizbang! – It is surreal that this country is close to potentially electing a president who intends to govern with such clear disregard to the same Constitution he will be sworn to defend and protect. But imposed Socialism won’t be un-Constitutional. It will instead be a heralded “transformation” in the name of “political and economic justice.”
Right Pundits – He does not discuss the rights or wrongs of taking for each according to their ability and giving to each according to their need. Instead, he talks about the best ways to go about changing the system in a way that would best facilitate those changes. He concludes that it is best changed through administrative mandate because attempts to change it through legislation is too cumbersome. He also points out that the Constitution is a negative document, telling us what the States and the Federal governments CAN’T do. Instead, he says, it should address the what the States and Federal governments SHOULD do. In other words, he sees our money as belonging to the government. He wants to take our money and he will decide how to spend it. The democrats in Congress and the Senate are already deciding how they will spend it.
NewsBusters.org – Once again we have another story that has been picked up in a big way by the Blogosphere but is currently being ignored by the mainstream media. And this time the story is huge.
Protein Wisdom – In Obama’s America, we’ll finally be able to break free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” — and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.” Well, then. Fine . But this is not the America I knew…
Michelle Malkin – Joe The Plumber, you barely scratched the surface.
Mark Epstein – Sometimes you just HAVE so smile. After weeks of Obama campaign denials, after Joe Biden got uppity with a Florida television station over the legitimate question concerning Obama’s marxist beliefs, after weeks of promotion and protection by the mainstream media, after millions of illegal dollars made their way into the Obama campaign coffers, and after Hollywood’s disgusting love affair with Obama, the truth comes out: Obama is a socialist, and YOU can hear him say so in his own words! Ah, but it gets even better–Obama wants to rid the country of its constitutional framework!
Pierre Legrand’s Pink Flamingo Bar – Course if we had an honest press corp stuff like this wouldn’t depend on people like me to find. But since we do not have an honest press corp thank you Free Republic! Naturally this is a bombshell. This is the scariest candidate to be this damn close to becoming the President.
Webloggin – And please note, Obama uses and reuses the word “redistribute.” No hiding here behind colorful, user-friendly expressions such as “spread the wealth.” What Obama clearly envisions is a government program that takes away your money (and your incentive to work hard and make it the American way), so that the money can go to those Obama deems worthy.
Chuck Thinks Right – The only question now is, can the media keep things like this hidden for 8 more days.
Barbara West and Joe Biden: The Interview Barack Obama Doesn’t Want You to See