Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The Company We Keep
Obama's friends and supporters have always been his biggest Achilles's heel... I won't even bother repeating the list of shady associates. The left (including 2 of my brothers) constantly try to play it all off as chance associations or no big deal, but even my eleven year old has already learned the hard way that we are judged by the company we keep.
This all came back to mind as I read two different articles delivering messages to Obama from two of his most ardent, long-time supporters: Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and Commie extraordinaire George Soros.
I know the test just confirmed I was a Libertarian, but why can't this be enough to send him back to Europe...he wasn't born here?
“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros
But I digress, Soros wants Obama to "take the health care back to Congress and overcoming the filibuster — the 60 percent vote requirement" which isn't all that radical but apparently what he wants most is the banks nationalized. (source)
Not to be outdone, Farrakhan spoke to Obama straight from the pulpit:
"Your people are suffering. You can't ease their plight, but you can use your bully pulpit. Speak for the poor. Speak for the weak."
He said helping the Nation of Islam, which has worked to reform black inmates for decades, would also be an answer.
"Put some money on back of us," he said. "We can reform our people."
Farrakhan continued his praise of Obama Sunday, and said the nation's first black president was manipulated into disavowing Farrakhan.
He would not say if he and Obama had ever met on the issue.
"They all want to know did I ever meet with him and what did I say or what he say," Farrakhan said in the speech. "I ain't going there." (source)
I realize that you can't stop people from admiring you, but you certainly can stop taking their money...