It is wonderful to be back in Oregon . Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States . I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii , I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."—Democrat presumptive Nominee for President of the United States of America Barack Obama
Nothing else captures the essence of Barack Obama, I think, better than his remark on the campaign trail in Oregon a few months back where the junior Senator from the land of Lincoln added seven to eight states to the United States of America. Now that’s real change!
Whether you consider what the senator said a mistake or a gaffe the more important question is how does a person with degrees from Columbia and Harvard Law School, and who is campaigning to become President of the United States not know something as fundamental as there are 50 states in the United States of America?
He’s a U.S. Senator for gosh sakes, is there not a handbook that they give out to new Senators that explains that each state has two senators which represents them and that there are a total of 100 senators?
Senator Obama’s apparent and stunning ignorance of the workings of his own country notwithstanding the Senator shows an equally startling revisionist attitude considering world history as displayed in his speech in Berlin last Thursday according to author and talk show host Dennis Prager as Mr. Prager’s, appraisal of “Obama’s naïve Berlin Speech” indicates. (See here)
To better understand Sen. Barack Obama, his speech before 200,000 Germans in Berlin is one good place to start. As we shall see, however, it does not leave one secure as to the senator's understanding of history, of America's role in the world, and what to do about evil, among other important issues.—Dennis Prager
Opinion Editorialist William Kristol’s “The Mask Slips” critiques Sen. Obama’s Marxist roots by education and association. (See here) Which makes one speculate whether going to Germany was more of an ideological home coming for Sen. Obama rather than the innocent but politically symbolic historic photo op that mass media reported the trip to be.
My occasion for spending a little time once again with the [book written by] old Communist [Karl Marx] was Barack Obama’s now-famous comment at an April 6 San Francisco fund-raiser. Obama was explaining his trouble winning over small-town, working-class voters: “It’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”—William Kristol
Finally Investor’s Business Daily warns America that Sen. Obama is a stealth Socialist who is attempting to beguile America with euphemisms and codified language to cloak the real intent of his agenda, which is to fundamentally change America’s social economic structure to that of Socialism. (See here)
[Sen. Obama’s phase]"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.—Investor’s Business Daily
Sen. Obama’s plan seems to be targeting people like him, who believe that America has 57 states and One to go…Hum that would be Liberals in the Democrat Party and their far left moveon.org netroots counterparts.
Obama’s plan to focus on those who are ignorant regarding American and World history seems to be working. Thank God we aren’t all Liberals!