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Resolved: Barack Obama Is Not a Radical


Last night on one of the talking head shows Dick Morris casually stated that Obama is not a radical. Perhaps not. But consider that according to recent polling, Obama’s positions on the following issues are opposed by a median of 76% of respondents:

  • Obama supports giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants
  • Obama supports racial preferences in public employment, contracting and school admissions
  • Obama opposes a ban on partial birth abortions
  • Obama would cut funding for research and development of “unproven” missile defense systems
  • Obama opposes making English the official language for doing business with the U.S. government
  • Obama opposes the Supreme Court decisions prohibiting racial assignments of grade school children
  • Obama opposes parental notification for minors obtaining abortions
Moreover, Obama
  • would talk without precondition with the leaders of state sponsors of terror
  • is the only U.S. senator to vote against the language of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act
  • supports giving foreign terrorists habeas rights
  • contends William Ayers is a mainstream member of the community
  • for twenty years belonged to a church whose pastor, Obama’s mentor, was prone to making, well, somewhat radical statements
  • plans to raise payroll, income, capital gains and estate taxes
  • despite recent rhetoric, never opposed a gun ban
  • has received the following ratings:
NARAL — 100%NEA — AACORN — 100%Planned Parenthood — 100%National Taxpayers Union — FFamily Research Council —  0%Citizens Against Government Waste — 13%NRA — F
Obama may not be a radical, but the National Journal’s assessment that he’s the most liberal member of the U.S. senate is well-deserved. Nonetheless, I’d like to know how Morris defines “radical.”


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