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Obama's Actions vs. Obama's Words

Clear thinking, intelligent voting requires research into the actions of our politicians, not just following what they say. This statement holds true more this year than any other. Barack Obama’s actions do not match his words. Going back to his years as a state Senator, followed by his select votes in the U.S. Senate, show his true nature, that of a far left Liberal. This statement is not meant as derogatory, it’s meant as a fact. Whether we look at his allies and their actions towards Israel, or we investigate Barack Obama’s votes on gun control or whether we go into his voting record on taxation, it’s clear that what he says today does not match what he’s done in the past. Everyone must understand that past action is the best determination of future activity. Take a look for yourself, understand what’s occurred and act on actions, not words.

Mr. Obama realizes now that he’s running a national campaign that he must have the Jewish vote so obfuscates his true nature. He states he is a strong proponent of Israel and he believes the country has a right of self defense. As a Jew I cannot understand how my people can even consider voting for Mr. Obama, let alone do so in such large numbers. As Mr. Obama has no real votes for or against Israel, Jews must look at the associations of Mr. Obama and not listen to his words. Early in his career, Mr. Obama joined a church lead by a former black Muslim who is a blatant anti-Israeli. When he moved to Chicago Obama joined a new church, one lead by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a pastor that compares Israel to apartheid South Africa. This man was a close friend and mentor for Mr. Obama for 20 years. In addition, Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite, is a strong proponent of Mr. Obama which should scare Jews off in entirety. Lastly, to list out a bunch of true data on this issue, I directly quote from the Jewish Task Force, Jews Against Obama:

• Obama’s foreign policy advisors from the Carter Administration are notoriously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. • A non-profit organization with Obama on its board gave money to the terrorist-supporting Arab American Action Network, which favors Israel’s destruction and is completely against America enforcing any of her immigration laws. • Obama helped raise money for Muslim terrorist refugee camps in the Middle East. • Obama has been endorsed by communist Daniel Ortega (former head of the Weather Underground organization), communist Tom Hayden, Jesse Jackson, and Muslim racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. • Obama’s National Campaign Cochairman is congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., a notorious racist and anti-Semite. • Obama’s Pastor, who Obama claims is his mentor, traveled with Muslim racist and antisemite Louis Farrakhan to Libya in 1984 to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Actions, those by a person or people we associate with, matter. Everyone understands we must accept judgment based on that which our friends and allies do. I would not have success as a professional if I hung around gang bangers and drug dealers. Voters, especially Jews, must hold Barack Obama accountable for that which his mentors, advisors, and associates do.Investigating Mr. Obama’s actions on gun control becomes difficult as he’s not actually done that much on this issue, there are a lot of words, but not a lot of action. With that said, recently Mr. Obama clearly stated that he supports the 2nd Amendment. He went so far as to say that the founding fathers meant to grant an “individual right” to gun ownership. This statement placates the large gun ownership crowd in union households and others important voters in key swing states. Folks that listen to words now have a comfort level in voting for Obama. The truth in his actions; however, is a far cry from his words of late. Barack Obama voted against protecting gun manufacturers from litigation based off misuse of their products. In 2000, Mr. Obama voted to restrict gun purchases to one per month and he disagreed with the Bush administration allowing the 1994 gun ban to sunset. Lastly, and mot damning, is when Mr. Obama filled out a 1996 questionnaire he clearly indicated he would ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns as well as ban assault weapons and create mandatory waiting periods and background checks. Investigating the few gun votes on Mr. Obama’s record, we must understand that his actions indicate a strong anti-gun bias.

Lastly we must look at how Obama votes on taxation. Before doing this; however, everyone must understand that Barack Obama outright lies when he says his tax plan will cut taxes for 95% of Americans. First, 40% of Americans don’t pay any Federal taxes so Mr. Obama cannot help them. Secondly, as Barack Obama wants the Bush tax cuts to expire, he will, in effect, raise taxes on anyone paying taxes. With that out of the way, let me clear up a misleading statement of the McCain camp – that statement that Mr. Obama voted 94 times to raise taxes. Truthfully, the number is 71, the other 23 times votes against tax cuts. Bottom line, Mr. Obama clearly votes for tax increases incessantly.

Talk is cheap; actions matter. Clearly Mr. Obama says one thing but his record shows the exact opposite. As voters we must act, not only on November 4th when it matters, but in the days and weeks ahead of time. Don’t just read articles, investigate the truth. Look at different web sites, acquire information, choose issues that matter and vote, not on what the candidate says, but what the candidate and his associates do. If, at the end of your research you decide that gun control, a weak Israeli stance, and higher taxes are for you, vote for Barack Obama.

Sources:

http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?canid=9490http://www.ontheissues.org/BarackObama.htmhttp://jtf.org/http://www.rightwingnews.com/mt331/2008/02/obamafarrakhanjeremiahwrigh.phphttp://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/barackobamaandisrael.html (MUST READ)http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factcheckingbiden-palindebate.html

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