The Obama before the 2008 presidential election campaign is not the presidential Obama who deals in the cheap currency of campaign promises. The authentic Obama is the friend and associate of society's ideological subversives: Ayers, Rev. Wright, and Kahlidi to name a few. These are substantial associations and speak to the issue of character. Contrary to liberal ideology (and the Obama campaign), history is not malleable.
This morning, perched on his sanctified dais, Obama responded to the accusation that he is, in fact, a socialist. What was his enlightened response? Obama did not deny the charge but simply retorted that selfishness has become a virtue. Is this just Obama's version of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need?" (Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program) Apparently, it's selfish to keep what you've worked hard for. It's selfish to not desire to relinquish your hard earned money to the Federal government so Congress can turn around and hand it over in another Democratic Party multi billion dollar bailout/handout session. It's selfish for the individual to desire to remain an individual and to succeed. Selfish for everyone except Obama, ensconced in his million dollar dacha. Maybe, Obama will balance the budget by the end of his first term, despite the 700 billion dollar welfare check to the big banks, by confiscating our hard earned dollars in an orgy of aggressive taxation. Biden thinks it's patriotic to pay confiscatory taxes. Obama thinks that keeping more of your hard earned dollars is selfish. You do the math. What do you think an Obama presidency will mean to your bank account? Click here for Obama in his own words.