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He Did Ask Us to Judge Him, Did He Not?

November 3, 2009

barack_obama Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself  -Barack Obama, 2008

While he was campaigning and fervently denying his socialist proclivities, candidate Barack Obama admonished us to judge him by those individuals whose counsel he would actively seek once he was elected president. Since his election (and judging him by that measure), the president has done little to put his critics at ease in that regard. On the contrary, his selection of advisors to date has done nothing to dispel any doubts, and at this point it is safe to conclude that Barack Obama is, without reservation, a socialist.

Those of us who monitor such things have winced at some of the choices the President has made in the selection of those individuals whose counsel he has deemed worthy to solicit. Readers of NewsRealblog have access to a rapidly growing archive of timely and prescient articles detailing some of the more unsavory characters (with links to complete profiles for most of them at–a valuable resource freely available to all). The radical positions taken by these current (and former) advisors, such as Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, Cass Sunstein, Ezekial Emanuel and John Holdren should be familiar to all readers of this blog.

But these names are just the tip of the iceberg.

Obama should also be judged on who his houseguests are, and Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman is reporting that the list of those names—for Obama’s first six months in office, at any rate—has finally been released. To their credit (and perhaps partially as a result of empathetic socialist pride), Goodman’s Democracy Now! report even contained a few names:

Democracy Now!: Labor leader Andy Stern of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) topped the list, making twenty-two trips to the White House. Other frequent visitors included former [Bill] Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy, and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan.

The multiple visits by SEIU’s Andy Stern, the international socialist and advocate of forced unionization, are especially curious (see Matthew Vadum’s excellent post on Stern here), and warrant a closer look.

In addition to the above names, the following White House visitors have also met with President Obama or his advisors during his first six months in office (many of them visiting multiple times): Richard Trumka, of the AFL-CIO, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Malik Shabazz (leader of the New Black Panther Party), William Ayers, Al Gore, George Soros, Ted Kennedy (nine visits before his death), Jeremiah Wright, Michael Moore, ACORN spokesman Scott Levinson, and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

The jury is in. The President has an affinity for leftist misfits of all stripes, and the only people he seems to surround himself with are radicals, radicals and more radicals.

  1. Sam Deakins permalink
    November 3, 2009 3:13 am

    I thought I read that the Ayers and Wright visitors were not the ones we know from the Obama campaign. But, instead just some joes with the same unfortunate moniker. Coincidental, ain’t it?

    • politicalmoxie permalink
      November 3, 2009 9:42 am

      I read elsewhere Ayers & Wright were on the White House visitors list, the same list the White House fought not to make public, I might add. I promise you I thought, that’s not true, they are NOT that stupid.
      Are the William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright the same Ayers and Wright whose agenda and backgroud were brought to light during the 2008 election campaign?
      Wright, among other things, is a RACIST. That’s enough for me.
      Ayers, no longer builds bombs, he is now fixated on the education of our children. Incidentally, he was interested in our education system when he WAS building bombs in the 60’s/70’s.
      Ayer’s has met and advised Hugo Chavez on the restructuring of Argentina’s educational system.
      What came first the chicken or the egg…

      • Brian permalink
        November 5, 2009 4:42 am

        @ politicalmoxie: “Ayer’s has met and advised Hugo Chavez on the restructuring of Argentina’s educational system.”
        Funny you bring this up. Living in Argentina, I can assure you I know a little bit about the education system here. There are basically two forms: private schools and the public. The govt. run public school system is in shambles. You are lucky to even get a teacher there that can teach even the basics in most of them. If you wish for little johnny to even have a decent chance, they must attend a private school where the teachers actually do teach and have the means to do this. Most of the problems with the public schools is that the district has no say as to who their teachers will be. They belong to a pool of employees per sé. I’m not saying there aren’t some really good teachers in the public sector, because there are. The problem arrises with a lower pay, and little to no materials to work with. Much less up to date materials. Combine this with a large amount of kids and parents that only blame the teachers (which by some part is correct) and an enabling government, it’s simply a recipe for failure.

        What I’ve noticed, and this seems to be worldwide, is that the govt. intentionally wants an uneducated and ignorant populace. They desire to have a dependent populace because this is easier to control. Many of my ESL students have commented on this same observation. 90% of the people that I’ve talked with on this issue all agree that it is due to the social justice crap the lefties institute in the laws and such. Thankfully though, there is a more conservative movement happening here in Argentina. This movement is not just with the middle and upper classes, but is all the classes. It is all the people, of all the levels of education and ethnic origin. In many ways it parallels what is happening in the U.S. too.

        Point is, people are just sick and tired of having socialist policies forced upon them and they are fighting back little by littles everywhere in the world. The basic right of freedom is and will continue to be alive for generations, and we must all do our part to assure this happens.

        • Jack Hampton permalink
          November 5, 2009 6:06 am

          What the hell does Hugo Chavez have to do with Argentina? He is the dictator of Venezula.

          • In the Know permalink
            November 5, 2009 8:16 am

            Argentina is in the grip of a soft socialist regime currently. Newsreal had a post regarding the “presidente” attemtpting to invoke free speech controls as a parallel to comrade Mark Lloyd’s professed admiration of “loco Hugo”‘s (that’s what most sane Venezuelan’s call him) destruction of liberties. Brian’s post was very informative and a warning to all decent Americans. He may very well have taken his life into his hands posting what he did (if he is still down there). I here Argentina is like the United States with a Mexican police force currently.

          • Brian permalink
            November 5, 2009 8:47 am

            Considering that Hugo owns a lot of debt of Argentina’s (much of which was induced druing the Kirchner admin past and present) and he has had his hands in the political spectrum here many times, combined with nationalizing a company that was originally privately owned (a Venezuelan company) but is on Argentine soil.. he does have a lot to do with the country. In fact, there are few Latin American nations that he doesn’t have his grubby paws on in some form or another. A prime example would be Honduras.

            Look at the nations that do not have warm fuzzies with Hugo and you can tell the ones that are against his policies.

            @ in the know,

            I’m fairly secure residing here, though one has to be observant to avoid certain situations. Argentina is slowly becoming more free even with the recent Ley de medios, which is already being contested in the courts. In many ways I’m freer here than in the U.S.

  2. Rick permalink
    November 3, 2009 3:48 am

    Right on Sam…….but once again they seek to insult our intelligence!~

  3. November 3, 2009 4:05 am

    The White House guest log reads like an escort service’s little black book…sure is a long line to get some of that love. Speaking of love, a praying mantis eats her mate’s head after sex. From that thought, it’s not a big leap to conclude that Obama is the personification of “you are what you eat.”

  4. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 3, 2009 6:44 am

    He has been judged and has been found to be wanting. Wanting a job I hope real soon.

  5. jochang permalink
    November 3, 2009 6:46 am

    Claude, your comment is right on. I am still amazed why so many Americans did not have this guy figured out when he was campaigning. We could discuss forever his senate voting record, etc., but the fact remains he conned so many of our fellow-citizens that it must give pause. Had we become so gullible and desperate that we believed any change would be better, even if worse? Granted, the alternative was no bargain, but I doubt we would be facing national bankruptcy and the possibility of living under socialism had McCain won. What these guys in power will do — even if they have only one term –will take decades to undo. Hopefully, today’s elections in NJ and VA will steer us towards a new beginning. Wake up, indeed, America.

  6. In the Know permalink
    November 3, 2009 7:16 am

    C’mon guys! That was campaign speech. You can’t expect him to follow through on his promises to moderates. You know, those people that elected him because he would make all of their wildest dreams come true. The more I think of it, didn’t Pedro say the same thing?

  7. John Davidson permalink
    November 3, 2009 7:24 am

    It is too evident that we are all tired of being fed pudding loaded with sedatives.

  8. SanePerson permalink
    November 3, 2009 10:19 am

    But remember, the visitors Michael Moore, Jeremiah Wright, and William Ayers are DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH THE SAME NAMES. Amazing how many people they know with these names!

  9. Steve R permalink
    November 3, 2009 12:23 pm

    Yo’ bin judged, Bro’ — chek out them slidin’ a-proovel ratin’s…

    Mene, mene tekel upharsin. He has been weighed in the balance, and found wanting.

  10. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 3, 2009 5:47 pm

    He is judged and is a corrupt, godless, depraved, self centered, criminal, liar, marxist and destroyer. Should I say more?

  11. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:08 pm

    @ Michaelle Maloney

    Nope, you covered it quite nicely!

  12. Sam Deakins permalink
    November 4, 2009 2:58 am

    Obamao has changed his tune to: Judge not lest u b judged, sucka!

  13. Brian permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:49 am

    Back very early in the campaign, my brother, an Iraq and A-stan combat vet said, “I be damned if I’ll vote for some damn Mu@#ie”! he’ll just want to help destroy us!” Mind you my brother is not even near being a political type, but when one’s gut tells you such and such is a bad deal, one must go with it. I’m still amazed at how many folks were just blinded by this guy, and still are knowing full well the types of folks he hangs out with and relies upon for advice.

    Any logical person would know that you don’t take advice from shady characters. After all you don’t ask a bank robber where the best place to put your cash at do you ?

  14. j c original permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:31 pm

    As they say, Birds of feathers, flock together. Obama continues to hang around with the most despicable, undesirable forms of humanity. The propaganda media won’t judge lightweight or his spend happy wife.
    It’s up to the citizens to judge his actions re- 2010 elections. We need to do it before we become subjects.


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