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Feinting Right

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election ’08: The last presidential debate on Wednesday revealed what will likely be Barack Obama’s final weeks’ strategy — to sound like a conservative. Voters should see right through it.

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“Let’s help families right away by providing them a tax cut. . . .

“We don’t want to waste taxpayer money. . . . We’ve been living beyond our means and we’re going to have to make some adjustments . . .

“What I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut. . . . I want to go through the federal budget line by line, page by page, programs that don’t work, we should cut . . .

“We should look at offshore drilling. . . .

“I believe in free trade.”

Ronald Reagan might have delivered those lines, not an erstwhile urban community organizer raring to transform America.

Republican nominee John McCain’s best moment during the final debate on Long Island, N.Y., was this:

“I admire so much Sen. Obama’s eloquence. And you really have to pay attention to words. He said, ‘we will look at offshore drilling.’ Did you get that? ‘Look at.’ ”

We heard a lot in the primaries from Barack Obama about electric geek-mobiles and windmills and solar panels. By the time he had his party’s nomination for president sewn up, however, Americans were demanding drilling. So for purposes of neutralizing the issue, Obama seemed to concede, “OK, let’s drill.”

But when you parse his words carefully, you find wiggle room through which he could easily drive one of those plug-in vehicles.

“You really have to pay attention to words” should be the rule for exposing Obama. The Illinois senator shrewdly understands, for instance, that one of the appeals of both the Reagan and Bush tax cuts was that they were cuts for everyone who paid taxes.

And so he promises to cut taxes for almost everyone — 95% of Americans, he claims — when in fact he proposes refundable tax credits as disguised welfare payments for people with incomes so low they already pay no taxes.

He warned that “we’ve been living beyond our means,” yet plans $293 billion in new annual spending, including at least $100 billion for health insurance alone. Even health experts who favor a single-payer system say the scheme has no meaningful cost containment.

Barack “I believe in free trade” Obama opposes the free trade deal with our ally, Colombia. The pact means a billion-dollar tariff cut on U.S. goods to create jobs for Americans.

His rationale for standing against it: Colombian “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination,” therefore “we have to stand for human rights . . . which is why, for example, I supported the Peruvian Free Trade Agreement.” He and running mate Sen. Joe Biden missed the vote on the Peru pact; close Obama adviser Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., voted against it.

As for Peru, the State Department reports “abuse of detainees and inmates by police and prison security forces,” along with “harsh prison conditions . . . attacks on the media by local authorities . . . violence and discrimination against women; violence against children, including sexual abuse; trafficking in persons.”

So the human rights alibi doesn’t cut it. Does Obama, like so many other Democrats in Congress, resent the Bush administration working with Colombia to fight guerrilla narco-terrorists?

When Americans enter the voting booth, they would do well to think not of Obama’s cleverly misleading words, but of his record as Congress’ most liberal senator.


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He promises to change America forever. If elected, he will do just that – but in ways you make not like.

Remember Obama is the most liberal member of the United States Senate.

He received a 100 percent Liberal Rating from the National Journal, making him the most left-wing Senator in Washington – more liberal than even Democratic senators like Ted Kennedy.

If you look at Obama’s record, you will understand just how dangerous this man is.

He even has terrorist friends he won’t denounce. One such man is William Ayers,  a leader in the radical terrorist group the Weatherman Underground. The group bombed several government buildings, including the Pentagon, killing civilians and police officers.

In 2001, Ayers said he had no regrets for his actions and wished he could have done more.

The ties between Obama and Ayers are tight. Both served on two non profit boards and they worked closely together. Ayers even hosted a political event at his home for Obama.

Obama has acknowledged he is a friend of Ayers and defends his association by saying he, Obama, was only 8 years old at the time of the Pentagon bombing.

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Obama has even been endorsed by radicals such as Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan.

No one can deny hearing about Obama’s relationship with the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

There should be little doubt that William Ayers and Louis Farrakhan and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright are rooting for Obama – because he is one of them.

In keeping with such friends, Obama has promised to meet with radical leaders like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without “preconditions” even though Ahmadinejad has promised to “wipe Israel off the map” and  “destroy” America.

Even radical Hamas terrorists have praised him.

“We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election,” Ahmed Yousef, senior Hamas leader was quoted by ABC radio as saying.

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Dangerous Economic Plan

And then there are Obama’s dangerous economic plans for America.

He wants to almost double the capital gains tax. He wants to strip the FICA tax cap off every worker making more than $97,500. He wants to increase the dividend tax. He wants to let the Bush tax cuts expire – giving almost every American family an automatic tax increase.

He has called for more than $800 billion in new spending programs.

He is so radical he even backed driver’s licenses for illegal aliens – even though such a move would help future terrorists move freely in the United States.

He is the most pro-abortion candidate in the history of the country. In 2001, as a state legislator in Illinois, he opposed a bill to protect live born children – children actually born alive!  He was the only Illinois senator to speak out against the bill.

He opposes gun rights. He has long history of trying to deny ordinary citizens access to guns.

He originally backed Washington D.C.’s total ban on private handguns – a ban that was overturned. The NRA rated him an “F” on gun positions and says he is one of the most dangerous anti-gun politicians in the nation.

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Hillary won every major state primary in the nation with the sole exception of Obama’s home state of Illinois.

And even though Obama was “anointed” by the media and Democratic elites, Hillary went on to win eight of the last 10 Democratic primaries.

How did Obama beat Hillary for the nomination?

Well, using a loophole in Democratic rules, he was able to rack up large majorities in caucus states where he outspent and out organized her.

But in large, contested states she won almost every time. Why? Because when Democrats heard what Obama really stood for, they turned on him.

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