11.01.2008 0

Another World Record

  • On: 11/12/2008 10:37:08
  • In: Barack Obama
  • By Bill Wilson

    Over the last week we’ve all become accustomed to hearing how “historic” the Obama election is, how the world loves us now, how “record breaking” the campaign was. But virtually no attention has been paid to the real world record Barack Obama has set.

    Within 48 hours – not days or weeks, but hours – after his election was declared, Barack Obama not only broke one of his most serious promises, he showed the world how his campaign was little more than showmanship, slight of hand to fool the rubes. In short, Obama snickered at the American people and raised his middle finger.

    This may seem a harsh analysis. If anything it is kind. Consider the facts. In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama selected Robert Malley as a foreign policy advisor for his Presidential campaign. Malley raised eyebrows at the time because of his anti-Israeli writings and his involvement with the Clinton era efforts at brokering a decidedly pro-Palestinian Mid-East settlement. When the Clinton Camp David talks fell apart, it was Malley who blamed Israel, giving fodder to enemies of the United States and Israel that is still used today.

    So, there were legitimate concerns from the very start. But then in May of this year, the Times of London was preparing to report a bombshell. The Times reported that Malley was in regular contact with the terrorist organization Hamas. This is the same Hamas that cheered as the World Trade Center Towers collapsed. It was the same Hamas that has declared unyielding hostility to the very existence of Israel. And the same Hamas that maintains contacts with the darkest enemies of civilization throughout the world.

    As he did on numerous other occasions, Obama threw an ally and associate, in this case Malley, under the bus. A spokesman for Obama, Ben LaBolt said, “Sen. Obama strongly opposes talking to Hamas, a terrorist group committed to Israel’s destruction. As president, he will work to isolate Hamas and target its resources, and rejects any dialogue until Hamas recognizes Israel, renounces terrorism, and abides by previous agreements.”

    LaBolt, downplaying Malley’s role, said, “Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.”

    Well, not so much. Two days after the election, a mere 48 hours after the “historic” vote, Obama entrusted the very same Rob Malley with the first Obama diplomatic mission. The President-elect dispatched Malley to meet with Egypt’s President Mubarak and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to outline the Obama policy agenda. The same person PR hack LaBort assured the American public would not “play any role in the future.”
    The background and history of Mr. Malley need not divert us here. He is, as so many of Obama’s associates are, steeped in communist and radical politics and actions. He has a top pedigree, all the best schools and all the elitist, authoritarian impulses as the others.

    But what should concern all Americans is the raw, arrogant disregard for the public on display with this action. When the outcome was in doubt, the Obama regime-in- waiting flat lied. They knew their top advisor was meeting with terrorists and they just lied about it. Once the threat is removed, they do whatever they want, including sending love and kisses to Hamas and Syria.

    This is a very ominous and inauspicious start. Will we ever be able to believe anything this new Administration says? Will there be no promise or commitment kept? Those middle class tax cuts are looking more and more like an illusion just like the Obama pledge of support for Israel and commitment to respect 2nd Amendment rights.

    If Obama remains true to form, breaking one new promise every 48 hours, we can expect to endure an additional 730 broken promises by the end of Mr. Obama’s first term in office. And that shouldn’t be any problem at all for this record-setting president.

    Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government.

    Correction: If Barack Obama broke a promise every two days for his presidency, he would wind up with about 730 broken promises, not 17,449 as previously printed.

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