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March 25, 2008

More Obama v. Jews: Advisor McPeak Faults Failure of Israel-Palestinian "Peace" Process on... New York Money Men

Or rather New York and Miami voters, and you know (wink, wink) who that means.

Read Sowell, too.

Some are saying that Senator Obama cannot be held responsible for what his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said. In their version of events, Barack Obama just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and a bunch of mean-spirited people are trying to make something out of it.

It makes a good story, but it won't stand up under scrutiny.

Barack Obama's own account of his life shows that he consciously sought out people on the far left fringe. In college, "I chose my friends carefully," he said in his first book, "Dreams From My Father."

These friends included "Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets" -- in Obama's own words -- as well as the "more politically active black students." He later visited a former member of the terrorist Weatherman underground, who endorsed him when he ran for state senator.

Obama didn't just happen to encounter Jeremiah Wright, who just happened to say some way out things. Jeremiah Wright is in the same mold as the kinds of people Barack Obama began seeking out in college -- members of the left, anti-American counter-culture.

In Shelby Steele's brilliantly insightful book about Barack Obama -- "A Bound Man" -- it is painfully clear that Obama was one of those people seeking a racial identity that he had never really experienced in growing up in a white world. He was trying to become a convert to blackness, as it were -- and, like many converts, he went overboard.

And on that: When, for the first time in recorded history the New York Times admits the presumptive Democratic candidate for president is, in fact, finally, concededly, a "liberal," well.

Liberals are called centrists or moderates.

What are your real politics if even the NYT finds it impossible to call you a "moderate" as it would strongly prefer?

Thanks to Larwyn and Brad.


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