I must say I was skeptical of this book before reading it since I am biased against the author. My reading of Dinesh D’Souza in the past has been rather disappointing. But this is probably his better work and he did a good job enough that I’m thinking about reading his follow up work on Obama. D’Souza is a better author on politics than he is on Christianity (the subject of the first two books I read by him). Here in this book D’Souza presents the biography of president Obama and argues that Obama’s public policy is best understood in light of the narrative of Obama’s upbringing. D’Souza argues that it’s not so much the narrative of Obama as the African American that is the predominate theme explaining Obama’s presidency but Obama the child who grew up in the third world and lived in the imagination of his father’s home country of Kenya. Typically I’m cautious with psycho-assertions of why people do what they do but I think this book does make the case powerfully that Obama’s radical upbringing by his mom to be like his dad and his experiences in Indonesia living with his mom that shaped him to become the man who’s ideology is to bring equality between the US and other third world nations. The strength of D’Souza’s argument to me is his analysis of Obama’s book on his father written before he publicly campaigned for president. It’s amazing to think of how Obama barely knew his father growing up but sees him almost as a god. It was quite sad reading this book to imagine the young Obama who looks up and idealized the father he never really knew. It’s no secret to those who follow Obama today that Obama’s father was far from a saint, a radical ideologue who was a dead beat husband, a drunkard who fathered many children with multiple women through affairs. Obama’s infatuation of seeking his father’s approval at times from Obama’s own word seems almost religious, with even the motif of crisis of faith and renewal. D’Souza book is captivating and made me want to learn more about Obama—not just policy but who this man who keeps much to himself is and his worldview.
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A friend sent this cartoon to me. Apparently Joe the Plumber has inspired a cartoonist.
Is the title fair?
Obama on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.
After the baby is born alive (failed abortion), they let the baby die outside the mother’s womb.
This is a research done by Jill Stanek:
IL Senate 2001
- Senate Bill 1095, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
- Voted “no” in the Senate Judiciary Committee (March 28, 2001)
- Argued against the bill on the IL Senate floor (March 30, 2001) (see pp. 84-90 of this PDF)
- Voted “present” for the bill (March 30, 2001)
IL Senate 2002
- Senate Bill 1662, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
- Voted “no” vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee (March 6, 2002)
- Argued against the bill on the IL Senate floor (April 4, 2002) (see pp. 28-35 of this PDF)
- Voted “no” for the bill (April 4, 2002)
IL Senate 2003
- Senate Bill 1082, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
- Obama, who chaired the Health and Human Services Committee, held the bill from receiving a committee vote and stopped the senator sponsor from adding the federal act’s clarification paragraph, which made the bills absolutely identical.
Jill Stanek’s interview on O’Reilly,
Obama said, “The first thing I’ll do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”
So, what is this Freedom of Choice Act?
The Freedom of Choice Act supercedes any law, regulation or local ordinance that impinges on a woman’s right to choose.
This bill would effectively cancel every state, federal, and local regulation of abortion, no matter how modest or reasonable. It would even, according to the National Organization of Women, abolish all state restrictions on government funding for abortions.
If Barack Obama becomes president and lives up to this promise, then everyone who pays income tax will be paying an abortionist to perform an abortion.
More of Freedom of Choice Act at NRLC
A picture do speak a thousand words!
Oprah Winfrey’s statement: At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.
Ms Oprah, you could interview Ms Palin on your show and give her tips on what her hairstyle should be =)