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Obama’s Changing Views on Gay Marriage

Posted in Left & Liberals, People - Barack Obama by americatimes on May 11, 2012
Obama’s Marriage Masquerade
AmericanThinker.com – May 11, 2012
By Joshua Foxworth

President Obama’s views on marriage do not merely affect what he calls two people of the same sex who chose to remain in a committed relationship. His views show a marked change in legal and constitutional theory that has tremendous implications.

Prior to becoming president, Barack Obama repeatedly asserted that marriage was not a “civil right.” This goes back to his debate with Alan Keyes in 2004, in which he clearly and repeatedly asserted that marriage was not a civil right, but that property matters and hospital visitation were. After becoming president, Obama compared the struggle for marriage to that of the civil rights struggles of African-Americans. Since Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the White House website now clearly classifies marriage under the civil rights tab. Thus, marriage was not a civil rights issue before Obama was president, and now it is.

In multiple interviews and debates, Senator Obama asserted that the issue of marriage was one to be decided by the states. He noted that the federal government simply did not have a constitutional role in marriage. However, not long after assuming office, the president endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act. While the White House website asserts that this legislation is intended to prevent the federal government from denying rights to same-sex couples, simply reading the summary of the bill shows that this is not the case. The legislation clearly states that it would repeal the parts of DOMA that allow a state to decide for itself how to define marriage, and force a marriage carried out in one state to be recognized in all states. Thus, marriage was a states’ rights issue prior to the Obama presidency, and now it is not.

Finally, there is the issue of faith. In 2004, State Senator Obama clearly and articulately denoted his view that his faith dictated the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. In his interview to endorse gay marriage, the president asserted that his faith dictated that we should treat others as we would like to be treated. Without addressing the problems with this assertion and the questions it raises about the president’s knowledge of his faith, consider this: as little as three years ago, the president’s faith told him that marriage was between one man and one woman, and now it tells him the opposite.

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Obama vs. Bush Work Schedule

Posted in Left & Liberals, People - Barack Obama, People - George W. Bush, Right by americatimes on May 11, 2012
President Obama’s Luxurious Schedule
AmericanThinker.com – May 11, 2012
By Rick Richman

It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama’s May 7 schedule[1]. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office:

10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing.

11:00 a.m. The President meets with senior advisors.

2:30 p.m. The President holds a conference call with elected officials and student government leaders from across the country to discuss the need to prevent rates from doubling on July 1.

Obama is fortunate he didn’t serve as president during the Bush administration, when the Presidential Daily Briefing was generally given around 7 a.m. to a president who typically arrived[2] at 6:45 a.m. to the Oval Office. According to the daily schedules posted on the White House website, President Obama’s official day usually starts at 10 a.m. with his daily briefing.

Compare President Obama’s May 7 schedule with President Bush’s day on May 7, 2008:[3] on that day he
(1) issued an Executive Order on prohibitions of exports to Syria,
(2) sent Congress an agreement with the Czech Republic,
(3) signed bills designating various Post Office facilities in honor of U.S. soldiers,
(4) signed the “Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008,”
(5) held a press conference urging[4] Congress to “allow for the construction of refinery and for environmentally friendly domestic exploration” and give the Colombia free trade agreement an up-or-down vote, and
(6) addressed the Council of the Americas, with a lengthy speech[5] that in passing recounted his conversation the prior day with three Cuban dissidents, which exemplified his Freedom Agenda…

Read more:
●http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/president_obamas_luxurious_schedule.html

Footnotes:
[1] ●http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-05-07
[2] ●http://dailyroutines.typepad.com/daily_routines/2008/06/george-w-bush.html
[3] ●http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080507.html
[4] ●http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080507.html
[5] ●http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080507-4.html

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Copy of Wikipedia: “Forward (generic name of socialist publications)” [Before it was deleted]

Posted in Communists, Left & Liberals, Media, People - Barack Obama by americatimes on May 11, 2012

Wikipedia deleted the page “Forward (generic name of socialist publications)” which people where accessing to learn the Marxist history of “Forward” — the slogan President Obama has adopted for his 2012 campaign. Liberals are afraid of Americans knowing the truth.

The “Forward” page looked like this on May 2, 2012, before Wikipedia deleted it: (Double-click image to see enlarge it)
Original link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_(generic_name_of_socialist_publications

The text read:

Forward (generic name of socialist publications)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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In the English translation, the term Forward has been used as an effective title for socialist and left-leaning periodical publications[1][2]. The context of the title connotes an “urge for progress”.[3] Vorwärts! (German for ‘Forward’, with an exclamation point as part of the name) was a revolutionary German emigré publication issued in Paris in the mid-1840s. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were amongst the contributors to the magazine. Whilst the publication was short-lived, it had a lasting impact and served as an inspiration for later socialist press outlets. A second Vorwärts (without exclamation point) was founded in 1876, being an organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and with Wilhelm Liebknecht as its first editor.[4] In the years before the First World War, the term ‘vorwärts’ was almost monopolized in German political discourse by the Social Democrats, and the name was used for various publications and organizations.[5]

The German Vorwärts inspired socialists around the world.[6] The Yiddish daily Forverts, founded in New York in 1897, was named after the German publications (which were well-known amongst Jewish radical circles at the time). Rather than using the Yiddish word faroys, a transliteration of the German name was used.[4] Another prominent example has been Vpered (Russian language for ‘Forward’), the publication that Lenin started after having resigned from the Iskra editorial board in 1905 after a clash with Georgi Plekhanov and the Mensheviks.[1] The name did however fall out of fashion in Russia after the October Revolution. A Volga German Bolshevik newspaper named Vorwärts was re-baptized Nachrichten as the Soviet leadership wished to avoid associations with the German Social Democratic organ.[7]

Other publications named Forward (in different languages)

  • Avante!, of the Portuguese Communist Party
  • Avanti!, organ of the Italian Socialist Party
  • Eteenpäin, Finnish-language newspaper in the United States
  • Új Előre (‘New Forward’), a Hungarian-language newspaper in the United States

References

  1. ^ a b Ismael, Tareq Y., and Ismael, Jacqueline S. The Communist Movement in Syria and Lebanon. Gainesville [u.a.]: University Press of Florida, 1998. p. 246
  2. ^ Microform review, Vol. 10. Microform Review, inc., 1981. p. 99
  3. ^ Bale, John, and Chris Philo. Body Cultures Essays on Sport, Space & Identity by Henning Eichberg. London: Routledge, 1997. p. 159
  4. ^ a b Philologos, Forward at 110. Forverts! [http://forward.com/articles/10461/forverts/]
  5. ^ Steenson, Gary P. “Not One Man! Not One Penny!”: German Social Democracy, 1863-1914. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981. p. 141
  6. ^ Cohen, Jocelyn. My Future Is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants. New York [u.a.]: New York Univ. Press, 2006. p. 105
  7. ^ Heitman, Sidney. Germans from Russia in Colorado. Fort Collins, Colo: Western Social Science Association, 1978. pp. 36, 43

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