Obama Video: Typical Hack Politician

 

 

The Daily Caller has a video of Obama speaking before an audience of black ministers at Hampton College in June of 2007.  In that speech Obama acts as if the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is his best bud, tries to speak in the stereotypical cadences of a black preacher at a revival meeting, and attempts to inflame the racial paranoia of his audience:

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential  candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev.  Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims  because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts  in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia.  By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous  amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black  New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the  American family.”

The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s  carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic  groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public,  Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits  by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The  effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.

Go here to watch the video.  What does this video tell us about Obama?  It tells us what I have been saying since Obama was running for President in 2008:  He is a typical hack politician.  He tells any audience he appears before precisely what he thinks they want to hear.  Back in 2008 some perceptive commentators said that Obama was a Rorschach test into which voters could see what they wished to see.  True, but not the whole truth.  The damning whole truth about Obama is that there is no there, there.  Obama’s political career demonstrates how far a politician can rise when he has no core beliefs.  Obama is a fairly typical left liberal because that political pose was necessary for him to attain office.  When he ran for President in 2008 he ran as a post racial healer who would bring the country together and get us beyond our ideological battles.  In office he has been largely passive, content to have the dominant ideological force in his party, left of center liberals, chart his course.  What we should take from this video is what we already know:  Obama is not a leader, not a conviction politician with core beliefs he is dedicated to.  He is a careerist who has only one aim:  the success of Barack Hussein Obama.

 

 

 

 

14 Responses to Obama Video: Typical Hack Politician

  • The pandering is strong with this one.

  • As amazing a weapon as this video is, it probably will do little harm to Obama’s campaign because the only people who will view it already will not be voting for him as the MSM will sweep it under the rug, just as they have everything else.

    I truly hope that Romney can find a way to bring this video of Obama’s rant up in the debates, but I imagine he probably will not.

  • “What we should take from this video is what we already know:  Obama is not a leader, not a conviction politician with core beliefs he is dedicated to.  He is a careerist who has only one aim:  the success of Barack Hussein Obama.”

    Exactly what Nebuchadnezzer’s aim was. No principles. No convictions. Just ISM – I, Self and Me. Pride, arrogance, hubris, narcissism. Daniel chapter 4 is God’s response.

  • We need more opportunitah for the communitah in this … (extremely dramatic pause)… countrah.

  • Daledog:
    We need more opportunitah for the communitah in this … (extremely dramatic pause)… countrah.
    If Romney parroted this, he could intorduce Obama’s speech without mentioning it.

  • Just because he has no original thoughts and wants the same thing as the majority of Congressional Dems these days (after the demise of the Blue Dogs) doesn’t mean Obama has no convictions other than himself. That would be a better description of Bill Clinton. Obama himself said that he eagerly sought out the Marxist professors. Like many current Democrats he believes in a watered down or even lazy Marxism without Marx. They extol Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and the Chinese Politburo. They do not even extol Denmark, France or England. Not autocratic enough. They certainly don’t extol Germany or Switzerland. Too budget conscious and hard working. If the political class approves of what he is doing he is happy. They figure they can control things all the way down. If you look at how people love them in the cities and states they control the tightest who can gainsay them?

  • This video is both remarkable and unremarkable. It’s unremarkable in a sense because it doesn’t reveal anything about Obama that people who have been paying attention didn’t really know. The man has been an open book – quite literally. The man wrote a book dedicated to his Communist father. What’s remarkable is that this has been out in the open for anyone to see, yet so few (comparatively) even notice.

  • It’s unremarkable in a sense because it doesn’t reveal anything about Obama that people who have been paying attention didn’t really know. The man has been an open book –

    Or maybe the man’s just Zelig.

  • Saw this on Hannity yesterday.

    And what is this about Obama telling industry and military to not announce any lay-offs before the election – leave it till after the election, even though ……”you will be in breach of the law, we (the taxpayer) will pay your fine”.
    That sounds awfully like bribery and corruption to me, let alone blatant breach of the law of the land.

    Roll on Chicago Politics.

  • Art,

    Are you saying Obama/Zelig is Jewish or Lutheran? Just kidding . . .

  • T SHAW “Are you saying Obama/Zelig is Jewish or Lutheran? Just kidding . ”

    Doesn’t he claim he’s Irish when the mood suits him??

  • Hack politician or not, he knows what appeals to his audience and that is enough to get him elected. All the hyphenated Americans are behind him and he will work behind the scenes to assure the Big Men of each of those communities that they’ll be paid off.

  • as I am watching Romney beat O right now I am feeling pretty good – people are easily able to see, if they want to see, the double talking, circuitous thinking, the attacks on the consumer seller economy in each response– the oil companies make a profit every time they sell their product he says, the insurance companies jerk you around he says- the common sense and straightforward plain talk of Romney is great– esp since people have been seeing that old video for the last 24 hours– and are already wondering how they are to know if Obama means what he says

  • Romney is dominating the debate. Obama has been on the defensive all night. Obama had the mistaken reputation of being a policy wonk. He has had the misfortune tonight of debating a true policy wonk. Mirabile Dictu, this is a real debate instead of a joint press conference!

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