Recommit Ourselves to Our Constitutional Republic

Let me get this straight…

A U.S. Presidential candidate allows his book to be published, in the world’s most populous Muslim country, with the title:

Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House

That same U.S. Presidential candidate previously attended school in that capital city (Jakarta) of the world’s most populous Muslim country, and was registered with his citizenship belonging to that country (Indonesia) and his religion: ISLAM.

That same U.S. Presidential candidate has said

But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to bring an Empire to its knees.

That same U.S. Presidential candidate is now talking about making a major foreign policy speech from an Islamic capital during his first 100 days in office.

And now Michelle Malkin, who told us after the Nov. 4th elections:

What do we do now? We do what we’ve always done.

We stand up for our principles, as we always have — through Democrat administrations and Republican administrations, in bear markets or bull markets, in peacetime and wartime.

We stay positive and focused.

We keep the faith.

We do not apologize for our beliefs. We do not re-brand them, re-form them, or relinquish them. We defend them.

We pay respect to the office of the presidency. We count our blessings and recommit ourselves to our constitutional republic.

We gird our loins, to borrow a phrase from our Vice President-elect.

We lock and load our ideological ammunition.

We fight.

This same Michelle Malkin now mocks us (here and here) for standing up for principle and fighting?

Lan astaslem!

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21 Responses to Recommit Ourselves to Our Constitutional Republic

  1. Loren says:

    “But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to … bring an Empire to its knees.”

    That’s not just a misleading use of ellipsis; it’s a downright wrong use. Credit due for linking to the source, but still, here’s the REAL quote:

    “But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.”

    Ellipsis are supposed to be used to unclutter and shorten a thought; here, you’ve not only combined two sentences into one, but the latter phrase has a distinct subject (“a UCC Church,” apropos as he was speaking to a UCC audience) that doesn’t sync with the first. And the “to” from the first sentence has a distinct object (“our society”) that’s been omitted. It also completely obscures the point that the “Empire” in that second sentence specifically, and solely, refers to the 18th century British Empire.

  2. Loren,

    I’ve written several posts using the full quote.

    When Christians talk about applying the values of their faith to our society, they talk about lifting up our society and its people.

    When Jihadist Muslims talk about applying the values of their faith to our society, they talk about bringing an Empire to its knees.

    And the “UCC church” reference was of course meant to connect the UCC church from the Boston Tea Party to Obama’s UCC church … Trinity United Church of Christ.

  3. Jax says:

    Well, since Obama is a Christian, I guess we all agree here.

  4. Loren says:

    “And the “UCC church” reference was of course meant to connect the UCC church from the Boston Tea Party to Obama’s UCC church … Trinity United Church of Christ.”

    The speech in question was given on June 23, 2007 to the national meeting of the United Church of Christ at the Hartford Civic Center.

    Obama’s denomination, yes. The fact that he’s a denomination member probably had something to do with him being invited to speak in the first place. But it’s clearly meant to resonate with the UCC convention audience he was speaking to, and not merely as a reference to his home church.

  5. Loren,

    The American Revolution was not about bringing an Empire to its knees.

    That’s Obama’s Kenyan and Indonesian mindset talking.

    End of an Empire?

  6. Jax and Loren,

    Care to try and disprove even a single one of the Truth statements here?

  7. Jax says:

    He’s a committed Christian. What do I win?

    PS. You’re linking to a 404 page.

  8. Jax,

    Thanks. I fixed the link. Try reading that and answer again.

  9. Jax says:

    Sure. My answer again: HE’S A COMMITTED CHRISTIAN. It’s your usual collection of half-truths, quotes taken out of context, innuendo and outright lies. And am I going to refute such amazing insights as “Barack Obama has used the words ‘bomber’ and ‘hijack’ in his speeches.”? No, Red, I’m not. I’m not going to enable your frustrated man-crush on Barack Obama.

    After all, you yourself posted on this comments board at 6:52am:

    “Obama is interested in… bringing…Hope… to the White House.”

    And then again at 7:04pm:

    “Jax, I clearly… have ‘a real crush on the guy.’”

    QUESTION: Since March of 2008, ITookTheRedPill has spent hours of his life posting multiple blog posts a day on the subject of Barack Obama, using words in his posts like “respect,” “admiration” and “love.” Would anyone do this who WASN’T secretly attracted to the President-Elect?

    TRUTH: ITookTheRedPill has a unrequited love for Barack Hussein Obama.

    Wow. Evidence is really piling up here, Red.

  10. Loren says:

    “And am I going to refute such amazing insights as “Barack Obama has used the words ‘bomber’ and ‘hijack’ in his speeches.”?”

    But Jax, if you simply dismiss evidence like that outright, you’ll never see the insidious context that Obama used the word ‘bomber’ in (per Red’s linked speech):

    “I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton’s Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas.”

    He referred to WWII fighter planes as “bombers”! Clearly this is evidence that he’s a terrorist sympathizer.

  11. Loren says:

    That list is actually a somewhat fascinating snapshot of obfuscation and spin. It’s a long, long list of 115 bullet points, intended to serve as some sort of indictment of Obama.

    Of course, not all 115 items are about Obama. In fact, the first item about something Obama himself said or did doesn’t show up until #46, almost halfway through the list. In all, there are only 20 ‘Truth’ items out of 115 bullet points that relate something that Obama personally said or did.

    One of those 20 is that “Jerome Corsi reported” an Obama connection to a violent thug. It was shrewd to phrase this point as “Corsi reported.” No matter how untrue the actual claim may be, it’s still true that Corsi reported it, so I can’t even rebut that. But that means that this is unrebuttable as it pertains to Obama himself. So we’re down to 19.

    Three of those 19 actually repeat ‘Truths’ from other points among the 19 Specifically, there are two items about the ‘Empire’ quote, two about his visit to Pakistan, and two about his Indonesian school form. List-padding doesn’t count either. (I’ll give a pass on ‘Trip to Russia’ and ‘Something unusual happened on trip to Russia’ being two different items.) So we’re down to 16 ‘Truths’ about Obama, out of a 115-point list. If you count the Russia pair as a duplicate Truth, just 15.

    And what kinds of sinister Truths does the list share?

    – Obama used the phrase “May Day” to refer to May 1.
    – Obama visited Russia on a state trip with Dick Lugar.
    – Obama and Lugar had their flight delayed.
    – Obama has attended the same church for 20 years.
    – Obama’s daughters are named Malia and Natasha.
    – Obama referred to WWII “bomber” planes in a speech.
    – Obama visited Pakistan when he was in college.

    Ooh, scary. Not very hard-hitting material, once you remove the other 85% of the list that was opinion, speculation, or dealing with people other than Obama. A short list of the actual 16 Obama Truths here wouldn’t look disturbing or scandalous (even if I do disagree with a couple of his quotes). But mix them in with another ~100 bullet points that aren’t facts about him, and you might be able to pull off some guilt by association.

  12. Loren,

    Why use the Communist name for May 1st?

    What was discussed in Russia, especially during the highly unusual Russian-government caused 3-hour delay?

    What was taught from that church pulpit for 20 years?

    Why use the word “hijacked” and “bomber” in speeches?

    What passport did Soetoro/Obama use to travel to Pakistan, as an adult, in 1981?

    Oh, and you conveniently overlooked Obama’s reference to “57 states“.

  13. Pakistan is one of the 57 states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.

  14. liberty4usa says:

    Obama may pose as a Christian but like most everything about him the truth is something else.

    http://www.theobamafile.com/

    He needed a “church” for his political ambitions, but he joined no church sponsored programs to help the poor and needy.
    In fact if you read his chapter for the pamphlet After Alinsky you discover he considers the path followed by MLK or the other path followed by leaders like Jessee Jackson to be ineffective! He promotes agitation and radicalizing the congregates bringing them down enough to agitate their anger and than sending them off on his mission.
    That mission is to organize and be in place waiting for his messages.

    In the mean time he tells them to ‘argue with their neighbors,get in their faces’ (paraphrasing).

    This is not what a committed Christian advocates!

    ‘If they bring a knife you bring a gun!’ Again, Christian?

    Plus claiming he was unaware of the sermons being preached weekly by his “spiritual mentor” Rev. Wright(his words,not mine) even most of his supporters admit might be fudging the facts!

    The slip on Stepanopolis interview about “my Muslim faith” is interesting too, said unnoticed by Obama himself until corrected by George!

    Hypocrite is one of the lefts favorite adjectives to apply to the right, if one thinks he is a committed Christian, than one is really on the Nile!

  15. Loren says:

    Why use the Communist name for May 1st?

    He didn’t. The term and the holiday “May Day” predate communism by centuries. Have you never heard of a maypole? To the extent that there was a “Communist name,” that name was International Workers’ Day, and that’s not the term Obama used.

    What was discussed in Russia, especially during the highly unusual Russian-government caused 3-hour delay?

    What would you discuss if you were stuck in an airport with Dick Lugar and aides for three hours?

    Honestly, I’m not sure what’s even supposed to be troublesome about this point. It’s not like Obama left his group for three hours in Russia, and reappeared with no comment as to where he’d been or who he’d been with. He was with Republican Senator Dick Lugar, in an airport. That automatically sounds like a pretty dull three hours.

    What was taught from that church pulpit for 20 years?

    Does it matter? At the same time, you’re claiming that Obama is a jihadist Muslim. If you believe he was able to ignore 20 years of Christian doctrine from the pulpit in favor of radical Islam, how can you simultaneously argue that he was too heavily influenced by that same doctrine being preached? If you’re going to play up the secret hidden life of Barack Obama, at least be consistent about it. Pick one theory of what Obama ‘really’ believes. Throwing together every accusation, no matter how contradictory, makes for a scattershot and inconsistent indictment.

    Why use the word “hijacked” and “bomber” in speeches?

    Why not? He used them properly.

    Bomber: A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets, primarily by dropping bombs on them.

    It’s what the planes are called. And as for “hijack,” here’s the context Obama used THAT in:

    “I recognize some Democrats find John to be an attractive candidate, I understand that, but in this state there was a clear effort by people to hijack the primary.”

    Oh, wait, I’m sorry…that was George W. Bush. Now why did Dubya feel it was necessary to use the word “hijack”? And why did his father use “bomber” in not just any speech, but in his State of the Union? Sure, he was referring to planes, but Obama was referring to…oh.

    What passport did Soetoro/Obama use to travel to Pakistan, as an adult, in 1981?

    What reason do you have to think that he used anything other than a US passport? Obama only lived in Indonesia for four years, and returned to Hawaii when he was 10. He went to Pakistan when he was 20, ten years later. Do you seriously think he travelled overseas as a college student using a decade-old foreign passport with a photo of himself from 4th grade? (Indonesian passports, btw, are only good for 5 years, so it would’ve been an expired decade-old foreign passport with a 4th grade photo.) Do you have any evidence of this, or just supposition? Can you even suggest a reason WHY he wouldn’t have gotten a US passport, considering the ten years he’d been in the US?

    What you have here, with this particular question, isn’t even a decent theory. It’s pure supposition, with nothing to back it up.

    Oh, and you conveniently overlooked Obama’s reference to “57 states“.

    Nothing convenient about it. Your list of 115 items doesn’t include an item about Obama’s reference to “57 states.” I didn’t feel it necessary to address points that you didn’t think were worth including.

  16. Loren,

    I have to run so this will be an abbreviated response.

    I don’t trust Dick Lugar any more than I trust Barry Soetoro.

    Trinity UCC preaches “Black Liberation Theology”, which is not “Christianity”. It is, as it’s founder Cone said, “the civil rights movement together with the black power movement”. The “black power movement” was led by Malcolm X, a Muslim. It’s the theology, stupid.

    Barry traveled back to Indonesia at a time when his mother was not there (she had already travelled back to Hawaii). Many think his purpose was to renew his Indonesian passport.

    I linked to Obama’s “57 states” video from my “A Different 9/11 Truth” post.

  17. Loren says:

    I don’t trust Dick Lugar any more than I trust Barry Soetoro.

    OK. But that still doesn’t explain why this story is supposedly troublesome. It’s a dull story (“Russia Apologizes for Delaying Senators’ Flight”), with a lot of speculation tacked onto it. What’s your evidence that there was anything about those three hours worth thinking about? Heck, do you at least have a theory as to what you think happened?

    It is, as it’s founder Cone said, “the civil rights movement together with the black power movement”. The “black power movement” was led by Malcolm X, a Muslim. It’s the theology, stupid.

    Here is the video of Cone that (partial) quote comes from. He makes it clear, very early on in that video, that his Christian theology pulled from Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian. He even makes it clear that he found Malcolm X’s religious views wrong.

    It’s not a theology I much agree with, but it is a Christian theology, not a Muslim one.

    Barry traveled back to Indonesia at a time when his mother was not there (she had already travelled back to Hawaii).

    I’m pretty sure this is false. I’ve looked, and I finally turned up this WorldNetDaily column, where the author wrote:

    “So, if he didn’t go to Indonesia in 1981 to visit mom (who had returned to Hawaii by then), might it have something to do with the fact that Indonesian passports expire every five years and it was time for renewal?”

    First, the author is suggesting that Obama renewed his Indonesian passport as part of the same trip he went to Pakistan. Not a different one. Second, the author has her dates wrong. Obama’s mother returned to Hawaii in 1972 but went back to Indonesia in 1977. In 1981, she was living in Indonesia. So if the notion is that he couldn’t have been visiting his mother, well, that’s wrong.

    Many think his purpose was to renew his Indonesian passport.

    Who are these “many”? If “many” people think this, I would’ve thought it would be easier to find mention of this trip. I only found that WND article through a Google result that took me to, of all places, Stormfront.

  18. liberty4usa says:

    This little speech you reference above http://www.barackobama.com/2007/06/23/a_politics_of_conscience_1.php by Obama is an excellent example of what Obama offers-himself.

    Delivering his message is his skill, while others do his bidding.
    http://thenma.org/blogs//index.php/libertyforusa/2008/12/10/message-you-ll-do-it-for-me

    The quest to add numerically to those willing to do so is a never ending quest on his part.

    The ACORN and SEIU are already expanding into other countries under his urging.

    The people believe they will see improvement but socialism will actually bring everyone down with less chance at success and fewer and fewer individual rights. It is sad to see so many falling for this. Socialism has never worked anywhere and has always caused misery and led to the death of hundred of millions as socialism “progresses to communism”.
    Nothing close to an utopian state has ever been achieved and never will.
    Read that speech and you will see how he leads the listener along, inflaming their desires for more by telling them how they have been let down, but he will bring change for them. Pure Alinsky!

    He is a Marxist, he wants you to all share equally, not produce individually. Some will wake up to this, but he will have already have more than enough new followers so that it will not matter.

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