It's rather curious, to say the least, how many mentors, allies and friends Obama has who hate America.
Yet most of America doesn't know about most of them because the Obama campaign has created a fictionalized narrative about Obama and the mainstream media hasn't done its job of investigating since it's so eager to get Obama elected.
So to many if not most Americans Obama remains a mystery.
This week at her campaign appearances Sarah Palin got the biggest reaction -- ovations, really -- to a quietly stated demand she directed to the media: Tell people about the real Barack Obama.
The real Obama story is disturbing. Let's start with some friends.
When Obama as a young man returned from Indonesia to Hawaii, he linked up with a member of the Communist Party of the U.S. Frank Marshall Davis. By definition, Communists hate America and its free enterprise system; it is fundamentally flawed and they want a totalitarian socialist system for America. Davis is reported to have warned Obama never to trust the white man.
In college, as he reports in his first book, Obama "hung out" with black power advocates and Marxist socialists, enemies of America the way it is.
While he has been hidden away of late, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright was shouting about black power and his hatred of America and of white oppression for 20 years with Obama in the congregation. Obama often referred to him as a mentor and friend. Indeed, the title of his second book "Audacity of Hope" was taken from a Wright sermon on "white man's greed" being responsible for oppressing the world.
Also in Chicago there is the nutcake priest Father Michael Pfleger, who mimicked his friend Jeremiah Wright on America's oppression of blacks and advocated building black power. He has finally been silenced by the Archbishop of Chicago. Obama has referred to him as a friend and mentor as well.
Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan is a life long hater of America. The Reverend Wright has saluted Farrakhan as an American hero. Obama helped Farrakhan organize the Million Man March in Washington and Farrakhan has strongly endorsed Obama.
Unrepentant terrorist bomber William Ayers and his terrorist bomber wife Bernadine Dohrn have been Obama friends since 1995 (despite the New York Times attempted whitewash apologia yesterday). On, of all days, September 11, 2001 Ayers gave an interview in which he expressed his regret he hadn't done more bombing during his terrorist days. Obama and Ayers worked together for years in two different "charitable" endeavors to subvert the American system, seeking to implement a socialist ethos by radicalizing teachers and students in the Chicago school system.
Ayers also posed for the cover of a Chicago magazine in 2001, while working closely with Obama on their radical programs, that speaks volumes.
Ayers as recently as 2006 described himself as a "small 'c" communist." Ayers' published remarks include a statement that the thought of America makes him "want to puke."
The most recent disclosure about an Obama friend who had a hatred of America was a Muslim advisor to a Saudi billionaire who worked to obtain a positive recommendation for Obama to enter Harvard Law School. Khalid Al-Mansour was a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist who was a “mentor” to the founders of the Black Panther party at the time the party was founded in the early 1960s. It is not known how or why a Texas Muslim came to befriend Obama and, according to speculation, contribute financially to his Harvard Law School education.
And, of course, Obama has been for decades deeply involved with organizations such as ACORN, which is a Marxist socialist organization dedicated to overturning the American economic system. It was one of the early leaders in intimidating and terrorizing banks and bank officials into making mortgage loans they never in sound business judgment would have made. Obama pursued his Marxist socialist interests after college as a community organizer using the Alinsky method of dissembling and terrorizing in Chicago with ACORN and, while in Boston at Harvard Law School, took advanced training in socialist indoctrination with Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation.
Obama trained ACORN people in intimidation strategy and tactics to force banks to make subprime loans. The nation is suffering from the fruits of that terrorizing that begat the subprime loans that have produced today's financial crisis.
ACORN is also a national leader in voter registration fraud, seeking to "change America" by any means, including corrupting the electoral system by filing false and forged registrations. ACORN is the subject in this election cycle in vote fraud investigations in at least 12 different states. Several ACORN workers went to jail for massive voter fraud in Washington state in the last election cycle.
Obama still calls himself a friend of ACORN, whose political arm has endorsed Obama. He also said recently his views today are pretty much what they were during his ACORN days. Speculation has it that ACORN in this election could be responsible for hundreds of thousands of voter registrations, many of which, if history is a guide, will be fraudulent and never found out. The Obama campaign paid more than $800,000 to ACORN's Project Vote arm this year, after first hiding the payment for voter registration as work for "polling."
And one should not forget Michelle Obama, who wrote ill of America in her senior thesis at Princeton, on the campaign stump called America "just downright mean," and during the campaign said more than once, for the first time in her adult life, she was "proud of her country."
Is there a dislike of America lurking inside Obama? Why did he feel it necessary to go to Berlin and apologize to 200,000 Germans for the sins of America when America rescued the Germans from Nazi rule? Does that lack of enthusiasm for America explain his failure to place his hand on his heart durng the playing of the national anthem until told to do so by his staff after reporters commented on it?
Whatever the present patriotic campaign rhetoric now is, one has to wonder about the associations Obama sought out over more than 20 years of his adult life.
What unites these friends in their hatred of America is a desire to bring down the present system, to replace equality of opportunity with equality of benefits.
Higher taxes, increased welfare spending and taking from the successful to give to the rest are on the agenda of Obama and all of these friends. It's called state socialism.
Has the media performed its duty to the American people to tell them the real Obama story?
To ask the question is to answer it.