There’s a poem by an anonymous author, and it goes like this:
“A man with no name, and no reputation
swept into a town, with just one intention.
He wanted the feeling that came with power,
and without any effort, he came at the hour.
He dazzled the people with millions of lights,
thousands of things, hundreds of sights.
This no name man became the peoples’ King,
and in such short time, they began to cling.
They clung to his robe; his legs; his hands,
until all were one; one unified band.
In no time at all, this no name man,
had all the control in the palms of his hands.”
This poem eerily parallels the extraordinary circumstances that lead to Barack Obama’s Presidency. Barack Obama came out of nowhere; he had little experience–certainly no executive experience–he dazzled the American people with his smooth rhetoric and simple, but somehow intriguing platitudes; and he clobbered both of his opponents. Throughout this whole experience, the American people were distracted by the light show; never stopping to vet him properly. We are now seeing the fruits of that labor–or lack of labor.
In a new book, economist John R. Lott Jr. writes about several conversations he had with then professor Barack Obama, while working at the University of Chicago. According to cnsnews.com:
“In Chapter Three, Mr. Lott discusses gun-control and takes the reader back to his time at the University of Chicago, where he and then-professor Barack Obama spoke on numerous occasions about guns in America…’I don’t believe people should be able to own guns,’ Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School…Lott explains that he first met Obama shortly after completing his research on concealed handgun laws and crime…’He did not come across as a moderate who wanted to bring people together,’ Lott writes.”
Mr. Lott then goes on to recount Obama’s record on guns, going back to the 1990’s:
“In 1996, Obama supported a ban on handguns…in 1998, he supported a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic guns…in 2004, he advocated banning guns sales within five miles of a school or park…”
Now, of course, Barack Obama claims to fully support the 2nd Amendment as an individual right, telling FOX News exactly that: “I have said consistently that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right.”
Who is Barack Obama? He claims to support the 2nd Amendment, but his record tells a contrary tale; he claims that he wants a balanced approach to debt reduction, but then refuses to implement any meaningful spending cuts; he claimed he could no more disown Rev. Wright than he could disown his own grandmother; then summarily distanced himself from Wright when it was politically expedient. Barack Obama is Slick Willy 2.0.
We have a President with a radical background on guns. We have a President with a disturbing record on abortion. We have a President who continually says one thing, when his record says another. We would have known this if the media had done their job, but he was never properly vetted.
This no name man swept into town, dazzled the people with a thousand points of light, then crushed them with his constant lies. There are those who still do not believe that Barack Obama is he most radical President this country has ever seen. To those people, I say: take your eyes off the pretty lights, and look at the man.