Saturday, October 25, 2008

All about Obama, right here

It is incontrovertibly true that the main stream media has given a pass to Obama, neglecting even their most rudimentary duties in following up and shedding light on legitimate questions many have about him. These questions have persisted, lingered, and claimed Americans' attention throughout our long campaign season. has spend several weeks researching the issues behind some of the most troubling issues that cling to Obama as he claims most of Middle America cling to their guns and religion. They put it together in a comprehensive report, complete with links and video of Obama himself saying the words that either contradict his earlier statements, or are transparently false.

Did you know....if Obama wins on November 4th—and serves one full term in the Oval Office—the Presidency of the United States would be the longest consecutively held full-time job he has ever held without seeking another. Questions abound: Is this man prepared to be president? Does he hold mainstream values and policy preferences? Who has influenced his thinking, and where does he want to take the country? Has he been honest with the people from whom he seeks votes?

The researchers hope that before pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record, each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.

Here is the Comprehensive Case about Obama, succinct, and in one place, with verified links, documents, and video. Do your diligence, check it may be the most important thing you do in this election.


Christie said...

Okay, I gave it a shot. But clearly the two young conservatives have a bent to their piece that not unsurprisingly is in favor of the conservative Republican crowd. Their piece is littered with clips from Fox News with lots from Hannity and Colmes (sp?) and Bill O'Reilly. That's hardly fair and balanced reporting.

I'm troubled by the use of the term "mainstream". It appears to me mainstream is divided into mainstream conservatives and the mainstream liberals. Usually these folks are at odds. It would be nice if we could find a way to bridge that gap so that we could all live harmoniously together. But that's a little fairytale-ish for real life.

As for unsavory associations, look hard enough and I'm sure we can find some in all of our pasts. For instance, I went to K-12 school with one boy who later killed a man during a botched robbery. If I was running for office, I'm sure this association would be uncovered. And because I had this kid over to a birthday party at my house when he and I were eleven, my opponents would suggest I pall around with murderers. It's silly and it doesn't get us anywhere.

For me, the questions are more:

1. Do I like what has happened during the last eight years that Bush has been in office? (Answer: No.)

2. Who are the candidates that have a viable shot at winning the election? (Answer: McCain and Obama.)

3. Which of those candidates do I think is better able to handle the issues the country faces? (Answer: Obama.)

4. Do I think taxes should be raised on the wealthiest individuals? (Answer: Yes. Absolutely.)

5. Would I be willing to pay more in taxes to ensure every single person living in the U.S. had health care? (Answer: Yes. Absolutely.)

6. Am I concerned about what will happen if the U.S. Supreme Court is stacked with conservatives? (Answer: Yes.)

On a side note, I finally caught "Expelled". Interesting...

Elizabeth Prata said...

Christis, thanks for checking those out! I really appreciate that. Teh reporters knew that their work would be dismissed so they were careful to include

-clips showing actual words from Obama
-many clips from CNN.

I thought it was balanced because they focused on Obama's on-the-record flip flops, his lies (like when he said he would sit down with Iran without preconditions and then at the debate said h never said that), and his issues positions that can be matter who is reporting them.

Some of this stuff is impossible to dismiss...

To me, mainstream means the network television reporters, most large cable reporters (MSNBC, FOX, CNN), and large newspapers; the stuff that reaches the main part of the country. Non-mainstream to me means, blogs, internet based news, large radio (syndicated), small radio (non-syndicated) small alternative print papers...

Overall the entire mainstream news outlets are mainly liberal. You don't notice wen you are a liberal but you do notice when you are a conservative. I was a liberal and did not notice, but when my views changed I realized they were right.

Christie said...

When I was referring to "mainstream" I was responding to your question regarding whether or not Obama holds "mainstream values and policy preference".

We can go back and forth on whether or not the media has a liberal or conservative bias. Let's just agree to disagree. :)

Also, the whole flip-flop issue for politicians is weird. The thing is, sometimes folks do change their minds. I know you aren't a McCain fan but you can certainly see how the "maverick" has shifted his once rebellious nature (fighting his own party) to falling right in line with them in an effort to keep his base supporters.