“By their fruit shall ye know them.”
Herewith are some fruits by which a reasonable judgment can be made.
From a UK newspaper, the Telegraph
“No leader in American history has gone to greater lengths than Barack Obama to make amends for his own country. From condemnation of American “arrogance” in a speech in Strasbourg to acknowledging U.S. “mistakes” before millions of Muslims on Arab television, Obama has rarely missed an opportunity to apologize for the actions of the American people. “
[In another example he chose to tell the Chinese people, at a Town Hall style meeting in China, that it’s not uncommon in America for men to fail to support their women.]
From Barack Obama’s chosen spiritual leader for 20 years
“God damn America ! “ “America lies!” America is guilty of genocide of black people.
This is the message of the man Barack Obama has admired above all others, a man he “could never disown”, the man whom Obama has said shaped his life more than any other.
Rev Wright’s Liberation Theology was twice condemned by the Pope for its Marxist foundation.
From Obama’s community organizing co-activist
“I only regret we did not do even more bombing” of American institutions (paraphrased)
From Michelle Obama
Upon the nomination of her husband, “I have never been proud of America, until now”
On another occasion, speaking to children in a school
“America is downright mean”.
Does Barack agree with his wife’s sentiments? He hasn’t explicitly said so, but his words and actions are consistent with the views she expressed.
From the Russian newspaper PRAVDA
Commenting in the Spring of 2009, “like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed.”
Whatever one may say about PRAVDA, they know Marxism when they see it.
From Barack Obama
During his campaign Obama was asked by a 7 year old girl why he wanted to be President. He answered by expressing dismay at the thought of his children having to grow up in America as it is.
More pieces that form the picture
Despite a family argument 2 or 3 hundred years ago Americans feel a special affinity for the British. Britain is the prime element of the American heritage. However, Obama has shown contempt in many ways for this perennial friend and our most loyal ally. For one example, he had the bust of Winston Churchill that stood in the White House, removed and sent back to Great Britain. Quietly removing it to storage would be one thing but sending a gift from a sovereign nation back its giver as Obama did, could hardly be interpreted as anything but a deliberate insult.
In juxtaposition, Obama thanks Hugo Chavez for his gift of a book condemning America. There is no record of his returning the book. Nor is there is any record of his being critical of Chavez’s anti American screed.
Obama accepts without condemnation the display of a Che Guevara poster prominently displayed in a local campaign office.
Obama launched his first political campaign from the very home of the afore referenced Bill Ayers, a man who, not too many years ago told the New York Times “the notion of the United States as a just and fair and decent place makes me want to puke.”
About New Orleans, Obama declared“ we had to realize that we were no longer the America we had hoped to be”. and this comment ” But here’s the good news: America was ashamed and shocked.”
When a white police officer has an issue with a black man in Boston, Obama presumes it is another white police officer harassing a black man and immediately condemns the officer. When a muslim kills 14 people while yelling “Allahu Akbar” he intones us not to jump to conclusions. These responses are reflective of a view of America as a land where blacks are oppressed and Islamic killers are unfairly judged.
In the matter of Honduras Obama sided with America’s adversary rather than support the people of that democratic nation who sought through their legal system to remove a tyrant, a Chavez acolyte.
“American exceptionalism”. is a term is attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville who claimed that the then-50-year-old United States held a special place among nations, because it was a country of immigrants and the first modern democracy. When Obama was asked if he believed in American exceptionalism, he answered in the negative.
Obama seems to delight in prostrating America before its critics and rivals, especially on foreign soil. He appears to believe America is an arrogant, oppressive, unjust nation and the source of much of the world’s ills. He believes he can transform America from what he deems it to be into what he believes it should be. Obama described his ascendancy to the Presidency as being “what the world has been waiting for” and as the moment when “the oceans will cease to rise and our planet begin to heal”. His vision is of a new and better world, a world risen from the ashes of America.