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The Global Obama

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the July 30th, 2008

Hugh Hewitt nails it on the head.

Obama is rightly getting hammered for skipping a meeting with wounded American warriors in German  –the WaPo tries to give Obama some cover, but the only fact that matters is that Obama committed to going and then he didn’t go– but the real story of the past ten days is his full unveiling as Europe’s candidate for the presidency, with an attitude and a platform indistinguishable from the standard critique America has been receiving for fifty years from the people it rescued sixty years ago.

I’m not a political pundit that spends my time each day studying issues, current political happenings and what not.  However, the pieces I have fit together myself are starting to form an Obama that fits Hewitt’s description.  He thinks we ought to be embarrassed as a nation at only speaking one language.  He’s eager to point out America’s flaws in speeches to foreign audiences months before an election decides the presidency.  And another Hewitt blog article mentions a “global poverty act” which involves Obama’s view that the US help with global poverty.

It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter and clean drinking water.”

These are worthy goals, but note there’s no mention of spreading democracy, expanding free trade, promoting entrepreneurial capitalism or ridding the world of despots who rule and ravage countries such as Zimbabwe and Sudan.

Obama would give them all a fish without teaching them how to fish. Pledging to cut global poverty in half on the backs of U.S. taxpayers is a ridiculous and impossible goal.

The Obamessiah

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the July 19th, 2008

Charles Krauthammer has an awesome article at the Washington Post.

Hat tip Hugh Hewiit.