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The Judgement Thing

By Da King Published: June 6, 2008

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Democratic nominee Barack Obama rails on and on about his most excellent and superior judgement, which apparently all stems from his pre-war opposition to the Iraq invasion. At last count, Obama has pointed this out about 322,195 times on the campaign trail, give or take 100,000 times. I'd say being anti-war is the number one reason Obama is the Democratic nominee, or maybe second after the fact that the media has been unbelievably biased in his favor. MSNBC should be on his payroll, not that anybody watches that sham of a network. The other networks, excluding FoxNews and ABC somewhat, are not far behind in their unabashed Obama worship. As proof, in 21 Democratic debates, Obama got the tougher questions exactly ONCE (from ABC). Obama performed badly in that debate, and Obama's supporters were outraged, being so accustomed to their hero receiving preferential treatment as Hillary was excoriated by the grand inquisitors. There were no more debates after that one. The Audacity Of Hopester had had enough. No mas. Obama returned to his strong suit, making scripted speeches in front of adoring audiences. HOPE, CHANGE, AND YES WE CAN ! No questions asked. It's not too hard to stand up to zero pushback.

So, how has Barack Obama's judgement really been ? Let's take a look.

Barack Obama says he didn't know his pastor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was a crazed anti-american racist. Ditto for the Catholic priest Pfleger. Judgement: Lying

Obama thought former Weather Underground terrorists William Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn were just regular old college educators. Judgement: Lying again.

Obama didn't know his benefactor and leading fundraiser, convicted kickback artist Antoin "Tony" Rezko, was a mobster. He also didn't suspect Rezko might be looking for something in return even after Rezko bought a lot next door to the house Obama wanted to buy in order to facilitate the sale for the Obamas (the seller would only sell both properties together). Barry didn't suspect this in CHICAGO, the home of shady Democratic pay-to-play politics. Judgement: Naive, and that's giving BHO the benefit of the doubt.

Obama was against the "surge" in Iraq that has transformed that conflict. He said it could never work, that there was no military solution, and still clings to that belief. Obama declared the war lost, and still speaks only of pulling the troops out. Judgement: Wrong.

Obama either wants to negotiate with Iran with no pre-conditions or he doesn't, depending on what day you ask him. Iran is also either little to no threat or a very grave threat, depending on which way the political wind is blowing at the time. Judgement: Confused

Obama thinks he can get Iran's leaders to change their ways just by talking to them. Judgement: LOL

Obama wants enormous increases in federal taxation and spending when this country already has a huge debt and over $57 trillion in unfunded federal entitlement liabilities. Judgement: Economic insanity.

Obama didn't understand when Charles Gibson of ABC pointed out to him that capital gains revenue rose after the capital gains tax rate was slashed. Obama hem-hawed and then mumbled something about "fairness", one of his stock non-specific buzzwords. Judgement: Economically uneducated.

Obama railed against NAFTA while campaigning in Ohio and said he wanted to renegotiate that trade deal, but then O's people told the Canadians not to worry, that was just campaign talk. Obama rarely mentioned NAFTA again on the campaign trail after the rust belt primaries. Judgement: Screw you, Ohio

Obama has come out in favor of a worldwide ban on fissile material. Unless I'm mistaken, this includes the USA. Question. Who is going to make Iran fulfill their end of the no nukes bargain ? Obama could be setting up a scenario where we don't have nukes, Israel doesn't have nukes, but Iran could secretly develop nukes, making the Islamo-genocide wishers the lone nuclear power.
Even without this nightmare scenario, Obama is telling our allies and the world that he wants to turn out their lights. France gets 80% of it's electricity from nuclear power. What is he thinking ?
Judgement: Don't let Obama anywhere near the White House. Ever.

Here's a quote from Barack Obama that didn't get much attention. See if you can spot the errors:

"You know, I've heard from an Army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon. They're supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon. Ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. And as a consequence, they didn't have enough ammunition, they didn't have enough Humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons, because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief".

1) Platoons are lead by Lieutenants, not Captains, unless it is a special forces type of unit, which a rifle platoon isn't. 2) Platoons aren't split across different theaters. 3) Congress controls the military's purse strings, not the CINC. This is more a sign of inexperience than bad judgement on Obama's part, but it's poor judgement too, because Barack was silly enough to believe he could sell this pile of manure to his audience. Judgement: Bogus

I don't want to make too a big a deal out of the flag pin issue, because it's not a big deal, but I am talking about Obama's judgement, so I want to know....how does Obama decide that wearing a flag pin is a meaningless display of patriotism SHORTLY AFTER 9/11 ? How do you make that decision at THAT time ? Any other normal time, okay, but sometimes a display of patriotism IS in order, especially after the biggest terrorist attack in the history of the country. I just think Obama's decision is very bizarre. I don't understand his thought process. Judgement: Huh???????

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