Q: What do terrorist groups, Socialist countries, and anti-American Europeans have in common?

A: They want to see Barack Obama elected!

That, my friends, should be enough to strike fear into your heart!

Last week, as I was logging on to WordPress, the day’s “Hawt Post” caught my eye. The piece, written by a self-proclaimed secular humanist from the UK and as anti-American as one could get, included a photograph of a U.S. soldier holding an American flag upside-down with the words, “There is no flag big enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” I was appalled by the post, and by the website in general (be careful if you visit). Then, the little button on the right side of the blog caught my eye:

I’m wondering why any American would want to be in cahoots with people who hate us? (Honestly, I have to wonder about the years of revisionist history and Humanism being taught in our public schools. Have we been brain-washing generation after generation to bring our citizens to the point of self-hatred? But that’s another post for another day).

Take a look at a few other Obama supporters.

Here’s Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s take on our upcoming election:

Hamas political advisor, Ahmed Yousuf, had this to say:

“We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections,” Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas’ top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, said in an exclusive interview with WND and with the John Batchelor Show on WABC Radio in New York.

“I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse. … I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principal. And he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance,” Yousuf said, speaking from Gaza.

The Socialist Party of France hopes for Obama to win the upcoming election.

Al Jazeera writes positively and hopefully about Obama, but hits the nail on the head by stating that although folks in Berlin and Paris went crazy over Obama this summer, Americans traditionally don’t like to be advised in our decisions by Europeans, especially the British. (We cut that umbilical cord in 1776, didn’t we?)

In our own country, Obama has received much support from the Democratic Socialists of American and the Communist Party USA (see New Zeal for links).

I’m sure I could find more examples for you, but I need to get back to real life this morning! I hope during this election season Americans remember the old adage, “birds of a feather flock together!”

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12 thoughts on “Q: What do terrorist groups, Socialist countries, and anti-American Europeans have in common?

  1. I’m reminded of the words by a composite character from bronze age folklore; “That which you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me”. What the far right has done to the most deserving of our help, in your country and mine, is nothing short of evil. That a man from one of the traditionally most oppressed groups is so far ahead in the polls tells you everything you need to know about the feelings of your fellow countrymen on these wilfully ignorant and hateful views you so adamantly insist are the basis upon which your country was built. They are not. You are wrong. You are the tyrannical minority The Second Amendment was designed to protect the hard working majority from.

    Anyone who believes this right wing garbage has even an ounce of truth to it is way beyond capable of listening to anything I have to say. But assuming you approve this comment, I would leave you with my abiding hope, that one day you and your kind wake up to the deep embarrassment you’re causing to the honest free thinking people of your once fine nation. This is blatant racism and in my country it would put you in jail. Which isn’t such a bad thing for a jumped up little missile base off the coast of France, which spends most of it’s military budget on making America look like it has friends. It doesn’t. You’re the reason. Wake up. Read books. Think for yourself. In that order.

  2. Dear Mr. Gardner,

    I surely didn’t intend to get you all riled up!

    If only you could come by and sit with me for a spot of tea perhaps we could visit and talk things over.

    It also wasn’t my intention to argue with you about Iraq and whether the U.S. is there to help innocent people or murder them. If I had wanted to do that, I would have left a comment on your original post.

    I simply wanted to point out to my fellow Americans that Obama’s fan base includes folks with your value system. You helped, with your comments and ensuing posts, to make clear your “worldview” to my readers. Thank you for that.

    I do have one question. If you could clarify what I said that appeared racist to you? I can’t fathom what that is, unless you are upset that I mentioned Hamas? I am against Hamas, not because they are a certain ethnic group, but because they blow people up. I hope you are not calling me racist because I am not voting for Obama; that would be silly. That logic would make you sexist because you are not pro-Palin. Silly.

    Thanks for the advice to learn to think for myself. This act of “thinking for myself” is something I prize very highly and strive toward everyday. Actually, this is one reason I am neither a Republican or Democrat — both of these labels feel to constraining to allow me to express my true thoughts.

    I am a Christian, and a conservative one at that. I believe the Bible is the true, inerrant word of God. I believe that having a perspective based on biblical values is one thing that has given the United States great success. We have lost that perspective in recent years, and we are paying for it.

    Did you know one of the rallying cries of the Americans when we fought you guys in the 1770’s was “No king but King Jesus?” We are a unique nation, and we have a unique Christian history — whether the rest of the world approves or not.

  3. It’s the inference that because Mr. Obama isn’t called John Smith that he must therefore be a Muslim fundamentalist terrorist, which I find so offensive. Sheer inbred, redneck indolence.

    That the very fact Europeans (non-American and therefore anti-American by some twisted anti-logic, in other words) find Mr. Obama such a breath of fresh air, compared to the “man” who’s former head of the CIA father sat in a meeting with the Bin Laden family on the morning of 911 and guaranteed their safe passage out of the US, while law abiding citizens have had to be corralled like vermin through airport security ever since; these are not things that “should be enough to strike fear into your heart”

    If you want to talk about “palling around with terrorists” you have to go along way to beat the Bush family. 96% of your fellow Americans with a brain of their own, even if they do split half of it down the middle every Sabbath, want another four more minutes of these criminals running their country, let alone four more years of a party who can tolerate and condone criminals Cheney and Bush at the helm; literally lording them over the rest of the world as something to be proud of; something to strive for–when in reality they are everything we should learn how to avoid “electing” again — and if you think McCain / Palin are any different to that, there is NOTHING anyone, least of a limey big mouth like me can do, to show you how misguided and simply wrong you are.

    Everytime McCain says “Obama wants to spread the wealth around” like that’s a bad thing, you should hang your head in shame that he, your exalted leader, doesn’t know the difference between social capitalism in a market economy and proportional representation in a socialist autocracy.

    We had the latter complexion of governments, on and off, in my country throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s and it was a complete shambles. Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government’s run of 10 years soon put an end to all that and good riddance. So, pretty please with a cherry on top, don’t assume we silly little European British are ignorant of the socioeconomic benefits inherent in conservative policy by thinking us leftists for pointing out the completely *!#$@ obvious when we note that John McCain is not a true republican. He is a multimillionaire elitist who has no concept of the reality you and I live in who has hijacked the party which gave us some of the greatest presidents in history and sold himself as the great white hope to millions of terminally deluded, habitual republicans.

    He appointed to the second most important job in his cabinet a woman who thinks the world was created 10,000 years ago by a magic man in the sky who loves people who spend 150 thousand dollars of other people’s money on pretty clothes more than he loves that black (and therefore terrorist) democrat guy with the un-American sounding name. Give me a break!

    I say to you in all sincerity. Wake up. Read. Learn. Vote. Elect the one with a brain.

    *Mr. Gardner’s comment was edited to remove profanity; nothing else was changed.

  4. .

    McPalin will win the election, God willing.

    If Satan has his day, and Barry Obama somehow ends up becoming president of the United States of America in 2009, expect him to be another Jimmy Carter: a one-term ineffectual bad president who paves the way for 8 years of a free-market conservative, America’s first woman president, Sarah Palin, in 2013.

    The press is in love with Obama in a frightening way, reminiscent of the cult of personality for folks like Hitler and Stalin. When I was a boy, I asked Dad, who had served in foxholes getting shot at by Nazis, how the whole phenomenon of Hitler had been possible. He said, “The whole German nation just went crazy all at the same time.” The failure of Obama supporters to be coherent in explaining why they support him indicates a reckless abandonment of rationality that in other times and places has presaged the voluntary surrender of liberty and security by an entire people.

    If William Ayers and his ilk (of which Obama is one) have their way, the political opposition (we average folks struggling to get by who vote and speak conservative) will be rounded up and murdered. That is how Stalin did it. That is how the socialists nationalists did it. That is how the Italian fascist movement (another socialist nationalist movement) did it. That is how that garden-variety dictator, Generalissimo Francisco Franco did it.

    Folks like Obama have no qualms about violating human rights, because they feel they are on the side of right, and their political opposition forfeits any consideration as human beings.

    The only thing protecting Americans who vote GOP in the coming election from being rounded up and murdered for their political beliefs by an Obama administration would be a Right-minded American political tradition of military honor, respect for the constitution, and an armed citizenry prepared to protect itself by any means necessary against a murderous socialist regime.

    God is watching over us, and He has given us the means of our own deliverance from the Evil One.

    .

  5. By calling the inspiration for your post “anti-American” you are failing to make a distinction between loving criticism and treason.

    You have yet to dispute the original point:
    “there-is-no-flag-large-enough-to-cover-the-shame-of-killing-innocent-people”

    Do you honestly think that there IS a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people?

    Lastly, your implication that “these bad people support Obama and that reflects who he is” is specious and a low-blow.

    The quote you cite, “I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse. … I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principal. And he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance” is an elegant and wise statement, no matter who it comes from. I fundamentally agree with it, and proudly so. My agreement with that quote says nothing about whether I support — let alone agree with — Hamas or the various factions it consists of.

  6. From Palestine Media Watch:

    PA Daily: Palestinians campaigning for Obama

    [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2008]

    By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

    PA daily reports that Gaza residents are randomly calling American homes trying to convince Americans to support Barack Obama for president.

    The following is the story in the PA daily:

    “23 year old [Palestinian] Ibrahim Abu Jayyab sits by the computer in the Nusairat refugee camp [in the Gaza Strip] trying to call American citizens, in order to convince them to vote for the Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama…

    Most of the Palestinians feel hatred towards USA, whose administrations have always stood by Israel…

    Abu Jayyab’s idea is to make telephone calls to American citizens through Internet sites that allow making free calls… in order to use them [to make phone calls] for the campaign supporting Obama. Abu Jayyab says: We dial random numbers and try to call people without knowing their identity or their affiliation…

    He said that a large number of Palestinians dislike their activity… [those] who do not see any difference between the American politicians, because of the hostility that they feel towards America. But his hope is that their activity will have some impact [in support of Obama].”

  7. Mr. Gardner,

    If I exhibited any “sheer, inbred, redneck indolence” it certainly wasn’t in ever suggesting Obama must be a terrorist because he isn’t named John Smith. Huh? Maybe you are confusing me with someone else.

    Thank you for your thoughts on social capitalism in a market economy vs. proportional representation in a socialist autocracy; this is something I would like to study more fully.

    I absolutely agree with you that John McCain is not a true Republican. Actually, I’m not even certain he will get my vote! Here in California, I don’t think my vote will count for much, so I’m thinking of “throwing it away” on a candidate that doesn’t stand a chance: Chuck Baldwin. Google him and you’ll probably find a lot of things to enjoy making fun of.

    David,

    Thank you for both of your comments. I really appreciate your thoughts.

    Ozob,

    Thanks for stopping by! I wish I had more time to give a more thoughtful response. This week is run-run-run for our family.

    I’ll respond quickly…

    1) I could describe Mr. Gardner’s website in many ways, but “loving criticism” wouldn’t be anywhere on my list! His site is inflammatory, rude, crude, profane, and mean, IMO. The post in question was particularly inflammatory rather than being lovingly critical: to most Americans, hanging the American flag upside-down while defacing it is derogatory to our country (even if those said Americans are not happy with us being in Iraq). I do realize Loving Criticism wouldn’t have generated 62,000 hits! 🙂

    2) Of course there is no flag large enough to cover the killing of innocent people! I think the real question here is whether the U.S. is in Iraq for the purpose of killing innocent people, right? At least that is what I assume the point of Gardner’s post is, tell me if I am wrong. Beyond a shadow of a doubt I can say that killing innocent people in Iraq was not and is not our country’s motive or goal for being there. I would need time to write and site links to argue this with you, and would love to do that LATER.

    3) I wasn’t trying to argue Mr. Gardner’s point about the U.S. being about the business of taking innocent lives. I would have argued with him on his site if I thought it was worth it. My goal with this post was simply to point out some of the various types of people who support Obama. Mr. Gardner will appear extremely anti-American (and anti-Christian and anti-Conservative Values) to many regular folks here. You can agree or disagree with whether he is anti-American or simply lovingly critical, but I can promise you that there are LOTS of Americans who would be greatly offended by his site. I want my friends who are teetering on the edge of voting for Obama to notice who else is supporting Obama – including humanist, atheist Europeans who think we are in Iraq to kill innocent people.

    4) There are lots of wonderful people who are supporting Obama!! I am not trying to say everyone who supports Obama is in bed with Hamas nor am I saying they are are all anti-Israel, anti-God-and-Christianity, secular Socialists. That’s not what I’m saying at all. Instead, I’m asking the wonderful people who are supporting Obama to LOOK at some of his other supporters and to ask themselves WHY ARE THESE GUYS SUPPORTING OBAMA? I think the answers to this question would persuade many pro-Israel, Christian, anti-Socialism Americans to think twice about voting for Obama.

    I’m not pretending to have all the answers. I’m just a little mom in California, putting my little thoughts up on the web! And I have a little family I need to plan a menu and a grocery shopping list for this week, so I’m outta here for now.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  8. I appreciate your respectful tone.

    With that said, the whole “question the candidate based on some of his supporters” is complete and ridiculous bunk. Same could be said for ANY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE in history, each of which has had more than their fare share of weirdo, extremist what-have-you backers. Case in point off the top of my head: John Hagee endorsed John McCain.

    What’s more important: John McCain actively sought the endorsement of a man who said that that Hitler was doing “God’s Will.” And then got it. Where’s your post about asking a. “WHY ARE THESE GUYS SUPPORTING MCCAIN?” and further, b. “WHY IS MCCAIN PROUD OF THEIR SUPPORT?”

    We didn’t see the Real McCain again (respectful, principled) until his concession speech, after the race ended. While it’s good that he’s back…it’s also sad that he bowed down to his extremist backers during the race.

    Peace

  9. Just as an update: Looks like McCain did eventually repudiate the endorsement (several months) after he got it. But that doesn’t change the weird fact that he first sought the endorsement. So that stands 🙂

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