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ACLU Luvs Obama
The ACLU scores the entire Senate and House every year based on the issues they think most important.  Obama didnít beat his VP pick Joe Bidenís 91%, but he didnít do bad for a first term Senator with an 82% lifetime score.  If he would have actually vote more than just "present" his score would be higher.  The only issue he voted against that the ACLU wanted him to vote for was the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 in which he had to do some pandering.

My Comrade

At an Apollo Theater fundraiser, Obama was introduced by the radical Marxist professor and self-styled rapper, Cornell West, as "my comrade."

What does this tell you about Obama, when he chooses to be introduced by one of the most radical Marxists in America as, "my comrade?"

Watch this video --  Cornell doesn't trust Obama -- Why the change in attitude?

What promises did Obama make to cause this 180?

New America
Welcome to "New America," where Obama doesn't want to produce his bona fides to prove he's Constitutionally eligible for the office of POTUS, but wants a new Declaration of Independence.

In Dayton, Ohio, Mason school officials want to suspend the 1st Amendment, saying they will not tolerate "inappropriate comments that may make other students, staff or families feel unwelcome or uncomfortable."

A New York congressman wants to repeal the 22nd Amendment, ending presidential term limits.

An Illinois congressman wants all handguns be registered with and licensed by the Attorney General of the United States, along with a database containing the owner's address, photo, thumb print, mental heath records and records of every handgun sale or transfer.

A California congresswoman wants to prosecute Bush Administration officials for actions approved by Congress.
Gateway Pundit reports that a former intelligence agent says the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah got him to talk in less than 35 seconds. The technique, which critics say is torture, probably disrupted "dozens" of planned al-Qaida attacks and saved hundreds and thousands of lives.

Waterboarding works.

But, Barack Obama said today on ABC's "This Week" program that waterboarding is torture and that he is not ruling out prosecution of Bush officials for interrogation crimes.

In the interview, Obama criticized Vice President Dick Cheney for his public defense of "extraordinary" interrogation methods used against top terrorism suspects, including simulated drowning known as waterboarding.

"Vice President Cheney, I think, continues to defend what he calls extraordinary measures or procedures when it comes to interrogations and from my view waterboarding is torture," Obama said.

"I have said that under my administration we will not torture."

Many special operations units in all branches of the U.S. military employ the use of waterboarding as part of survival school (SERE) training.  Will Obama end this training too?
Man Attacks Obama From The Grave
Jon Bershad says, no.  That headline isnít a snide joke about votersí ages (you know what they say, when youíre young and poor youíre a Democrat and when youíre rich and a dead personÖ), the deceased are actually coming after Democrats; rising from their graves and advancing on Washington while growling "SMALL GOVERNMENT!  SMALL GOOOOOVERNMENT!" through their rigor mortis-afflicted mouths.  Ok, not exactly, but their obituaries are sure leaning right.  A few months ago, a Nevada womanís obituary called out Harry Reid, and now, a recently departed man from Georgia is borrowing the tactic to attack President Obama from beyond the grave.

The National Review Onlineís Jonah Goldberg scanned in this treat from the obituary of the late Donald Charles Unsworth:

"The family respectfully asked in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the campaign of whoever is running against President Barack Obama in 2012."

When the Reid story hit last July, many people complained about the family using the memory of their loved one for political purposes.  Iím not sure I agree with that.  For all we know, these people actually used their last available strength to ask their family members to help turn their entire life into a quirky, quickly dated cable news anecdote.  Still though, if this was the familyís doing in this case, itís even more disturbing.  Itís one thing to exploit a loved one for politics.  Itís quite another to exploit a loved one for politics, and do so in a wholly unoriginal fashion.

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