On Aug. 26, author Stanley Kurtz was booked on “Extension 720” to discuss his work investigating Obama’s “lost years,” the period from 1995 to 2004 when he was seemingly just another Illinois politician. It’s a time, Kurtz claims, that Obama is reluctant to discuss now that he’s running for president because (a) it would underscore how closely he worked with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and other lightning rods and (b) it would expose Obama as the rather ordinary liberal his critics say he would be as president.
Rosenberg’s producer Zack Christenson contacted the Obama communications office the morning after Kurtz was booked to ask for someone who could provide a rebuttal. The Obama rep demanded the name of WGN’s program manager … and after he got it, he hung up. Later in the day, the campaign sent out an “Obama Action Wire” which I quote in part:
It is absolutely unacceptable that WGN would give a slimy character assassin like Kurtz time for his divisive, destructive ranting on our public airwaves. At the very least, they should offer sane, honest rebuttal to every one of Kurtz’s lies.
In the next few hours, we have a crucial opportunity to fight one of the most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack.
Tonight, WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears. He’s currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers.
Tell WGN that by providing Kurtz with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear-merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse.
But as we now know, the Obama camp lied in its email when it claimed that WGN had refused to “offer sane, honest rebuttal” to Kurtz. OK, so politicians lie, even “candidates of change” lie. But just as bad is the assertion that it was “unacceptable” for WGN to use “our public airwaves” to air the program. If ever there was a pre-announcement of how an Obama Administration would regulate “our public airwaves,” that was it.
PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.
He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the “arrogance of the Bush administration.”
The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.
Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.
“Obama is about change,” Jackson told me in a wide-ranging conversation. “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”
Jackson warns that he isn’t an Obama confidant or adviser, “just a supporter.” But he adds that Obama has been “a neighbor or, better still, a member of the family.” Jackson’s son has been a close friend of Obama for years, and Jackson’s daughter went to school with Obama’s wife Michelle.
“We helped him start his career,” says Jackson. “And then we were always there to help him move ahead. He is the continuation of our struggle for justice not only for the black people but also for all those who have been wronged.”
Will Obama’s election close the chapter of black grievances linked to memories of slavery? The reverend takes a deep breath and waits a long time before responding.
“No, that chapter won’t be closed,” he says. “However, Obama’s victory will be a huge step in the direction we have wanted America to take for decades.”
Jackson rejects any suggestion that Obama was influenced by Marxist ideas in his youth. “I see no evidence of that,” he says. “Obama’s thirst for justice and equality is rooted in his black culture.”
But is Obama – who’s not a descendant of slaves – truly a typical American black?
Jackson emphatically answers yes: “You don’t need to be a descendant of slaves to experience the oppression, the suffocating injustice and the ugly racism that exists in our society,” he says. “Obama experienced the same environment as all American blacks did. It was nonsense to suggest that he was somehow not black enough to feel the pain.”
Is Jackson worried about the “Bradley effect” – that people may be telling pollsters they favor the black candidate, but won’t end up voting for him?
“I don’t think this is how things will turn out,” he says. “We have a collapsing economy and a war that we have lost in Iraq. In Afghanistan, we face a resurgent Taliban. New threats are looming in Pakistan. Our liberties have been trampled under feet . . . Today, most Americans want change, and know that only Barack can deliver what they want. Young Americans are especially determined to make sure that Obama wins.”
He sees a broad public loss of confidence in the nation’s institutions: “We have lost confidence in our president, our Congress, our banking system, our Wall Street and our legal system to protect our individual freedoms. . . I don’t see how we could regain confidence in all those institutions without a radical change of direction.”
Jackson declines to be more concrete about possible policy changes. After all, he insists, he isn’t part of Obama’s policy team. Yet he clearly hopes that his views, reflecting the position of many Democrats, would be reflected in the policies of an Obama administration.
On the economic front, he hopes for “major changes in our trading policy.”
“We cannot continue with the open-door policy,” he says. “We need to protect our manufacturing industry against unfair competition that destroys American jobs and creates ill-paid jobs abroad.”
Would that mean an abrogation of the NAFTA treaty with Canada and Mexico?
Jackson dismisses the question as “premature”: “We could do a great deal without such dramatic action.”
His most surprising position concerns Iraq. He passionately denounces the toppling of Saddam Hussein as “an illegal and unjust act.” But he’s now sure that the United States “will have to remain in Iraq for a very long time.”
What of Obama’s promise to withdraw by 2010? Jackson believes that position will have to evolve, reflecting “realities on the ground.”
“We should work with our allies in Iraq to consolidate democratic institutions there,” he says. “We must help the people of Iraq decide and shape their future in accordance with their own culture and faith.”
On Iran, he strongly supports Obama’s idea of opening a direct dialogue with the leadership in Tehran. “We’ve got to talk to tell them what we want and hear what they want,” Jackson says. “Nothing is gained by not talking to others.”
Would that mean ignoring the four UN Security Council resolutions that demand an end to Iran’s uranium-enrichment program? Jackson says direct talks wouldn’t start without preparations.
“Barack wants an aggressive and dynamic diplomacy,” he says. “He also wants adequate preparatory work. We must enter the talks after the ground has been prepared,” he says.
Jackson is especially critical of President Bush’s approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss,” Jackson says. “Barack will change that,” because, as long as the Palestinians haven’t seen justice, the Middle East will “remain a source of danger to us all.”
“Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims,” Jackson says. “Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith.”
A lot of people are turned off by religion. Some of that credit goes to TBN. Yes TBN the Money Changers of current day.
Let’s explore the beloved Benny Hinn the False Prophet from Another Site on the internet
Previous failed prophecies of Benny Hinn, made on New Year’s eve of 1989:
The Spirit tells Benny that Castro will die in the 90′s. (Real Audio – © 1989 by Benny Hinn)
Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.
“The Spirit tells me – Fidel Castro will die – in the 90′s. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God.”
- Benny Hinn.
The Lord tells Benny that homosexuals in America will be destroyed by fire by 1995. (Real Audio – © 1989 by Benny Hinn)
Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.
“The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid 90′s, about ’94-’95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. [audience applauds] But He will not destroy it – with what many minds have thought Him to be, He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed.”
- Benny Hinn.
Note that Benny Hinn claimed that God revealed the above prophecies to him. Now either God has erred, or Benny Hinn invented these prophecies and he never heard from God. The truth should be obvious – Benny Hinn does not hear from God, he is without doubt a false prophet.
Perhaps God had not foreseen Assad’s death, or neglected to tell Benny about it, and maybe God had also misinformed Benny about His alleged “coming move” that was merely weeks or a few months away. That, or God does not talk to Benny Hinn, and Benny invented the entire “move of God” thing in order to extract money from TBN viewers. Which is more likely?
JESUS WILL APPEAR PHYSICALLY
BEFORE THE SECOND COMING!
Is there nothing that TBN or Benny Hinn will not stoop to in order to extract money from viewers? Well, to top everything, Benny Hinn claimed that Jesus is now physically appearing in Moslem countries, and he predicted on the April 2nd 2000 TBN broadcast that Jesus will appear physically very soon in many churches to signal the nearness of the second coming, and that Jesus would also appear physically on the stage at his crusade in Nairobi Kenya (29th -30th of April, 2000)! He told Paul Crouch he might very well have video of Jesus on the stage when he returned from his trip to Kenya!
If you have the courage to read this for yourself, you can get more of this here
Here is a rather interesting biography of Barack Hussein NObama
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. (born August 4, 1961) known as Barry Obama and Barry Soetoro in his youth, is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election. He is the first mulatto to win enough support for the presidential nomination of any
major American political party. If elected, Obama would be the first Affirmative Action President. Obama was allegedly born in Honolulu, Hawaii to an African Muslim father from Kenya, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., and an atheist white American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. According to divorce records they were married on February 2, 1961 in Maui. However, no guests attended the ceremony and there are no witnesses. According to Obama’s wife Michelle, his mother was “very young and very single when she had him.” Obama himself has questions about the alleged marriage. In his memoir, Dreams From My Father he states, “How and when the marriage occurred remains a bit murky, a bill of particulars that I have never quite had the courage to explore.”
New Jill Stanek WND column, “Why Obama couldn’t answer Warren’s baby question”
Barack Hussein Obama has painted himself into a corner by his vote against the IL. Born Alive Infants Protection Act
He made this evident at Pastor Rick Warren’s Aug. 17 Saddleback Showdown.
Warren asked both presidential candidates the same questions separately. Here was one:
“At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?”
Very simple. But Obama wouldn’t answer it. His now infamous response: “Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.”
The most adamant pro-abort will at least agree babies acquire human rights when they have completely delivered.
But Barack Obama couldn’t bring himself to say, “At birth.” He wouldn’t confer human rights to newborns….
In the first video, below, are some of Obama(nations) minions making more excuses for him and trying really hard and loud, to distort the facts:
On August 19, Hannity, Colmes, and Beckel got into a shouting match over Barack Obama’s opposition as IL state senator to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act
What the argument is about is Barack Lied Again! Beckel and Colmes distort the truth by trying to spin the facts and confuse everyone into thinking that Hannity is calling Obama(nation) a baby killer, when all hannity is trying to do is tell the proven truth.
While you watch this video, keep in mind that the Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, said, among many other devistating things, that he has two daughters and if they made a mistake, he would not want them “Punished with a Baby” Since when is a baby punishment? He went on to say “Or an STD” Yes that’s right a baby is the same as a STD, to Barack Hussein Obama(nation) and the big fat pig, Bob Beckel, and the ugliest gay man in America, Alan Colmes, lie, yell and defend Obamas non truths.
Here is the proof that Hannity was talking about:
Click on the document thumbnail below
From the Associated Press
… “For people to suggest that I and the IL Medical Society, so IL’s doctors, were somehow in favor of withholding lifesaving support from an infant born alive is ridiculous,” he recently told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “It defies common sense and it defies imagination.”But as a state senator, Obama repeatedly voted against that requirement and other restrictions on what opponents label “born alive” abortions. Obama says he opposed it only because of technical language that might have interfered with a woman’s right to choose….
Abortion opponents say Obama’s position amounts to an endorsement of killing babies, and that he has lied about it….
From a recent Front Page of the Washington Post
Candidates’ Abortion Views Not So Simple
Obama’s hesitant statement at the forum that defining the beginning of life is “above my pay grade” took even some supporters by surprise. Since then, the National Right to Life Committee has challenged him on an obscure law that protects babies born alive after failed abortions, saying that his opposition to the measure in the Illinois state legislature proves he is an extremist.
I just thought I would throw this MP3 from A recent Mark Levin Show