Do they have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in Indonesia for lunch? Just asking. Obama, the Chosen One, is making fun of being accused of wanting to redistribute wealth (duh) by McCain so he is trying to make a little joke about sharing his pb&j and his toys in kindergarten. As a socialist leaning Democrat, he doesn't understand it is admirable to share what is yours, but not to have to give it to the government for the government to decide who is worthy of your possessions.
See, Obama is still a humorless, thin skinned politician from the south side of Chicago. Ah, ah, um.
There is an interesting article written by Andrew Walden at American Thinker about the fact that Obama is a "red diaper baby." I've only recently learned of this characterization of a child born and raised by members and sympathizers of the Communist Party, USA. His mother raised Obama on her own radical political views that preached hatred toward America and American values and "His grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis."
The standard story from candidate Obama is that he has "Kansas values" since his white mother lived in Kansas. He just conveniently doesn't mention that it was far from the place from which she came. "Done bouncing around Kansas, California and Texas in the years after World War Two, Stanley and Madelyn in 1955 picked up and relocated 2,000 miles from Texas to Seattle. The next year they relocated to Mercer Island specifically so their daughter, Obama's future mother, Stanley Ann Dunham could attend Mercer Island high school. What was special about Mercer Island High School? The Chicago Tribune explains: In 1955, the chairman of the Mercer Island school board, john Stenhouse, testified before the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been an member of the Communist Party." After intense debate, Stenhouse decided not to resign from the school board according to an April 11, 1955 account in Time Magazine. While others demanded Stenhouses's resignation, the Dunhams gravitated towards his school."
Former classmate Chip Wall said, "We were critiquing America in those days in the same way we are today: The press is dumbed down, education is dumbed down, people don't know anything about geography or the rest of the world." He went on to teach at Mercer Island High and lives in retirement in Seattle now.
Obama spoke of his mother's hatred of Americans in his book, "Dreams From My Father". His step-father, Lolo Soetoro, adopted Obama as a young child. He became an Indonesian oil company manager. He wanted his wife to attend the social functions with him for the American oil company personnel. She refused. "Those are not my people." (p.47)
So, from her Obama received arrogance. Also racism. Obama himself explained her differing opinion of Americans, according to race. She referred to white Americans as dumbed down and "don't know anything about geography or the rest of the world." Obama said in the aforementioned book, "Every black man was Thurgood Marshall or Sidney Poitier; every black woman Fannie Lou Hammer or Lena Horne. To be black was to be the beneficiary of a great inheritance, a special destiny, glorious burdens that only we were strong enough to bear." (p.51)
"Dunham hadn't had a boyfriend in high school, according to Maxine Box, her best friend at the time. So Box and others were stunned when Dunham wrote them to say she'd married the University of Hawaii's first African student, a Kenyan named Barack Obama." That from the Seattle Times. The woman we are to believe had "Kansas values" married a man she described as a socialist Muslim from Kenya. Then went on to move to Indonesia and married another Muslim who adopted her son.
Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.
Grandpa Dunham introduced young Barack Obama to Frank Marshall Davis upon arrival back to Honolulu from his years growing up in Indonesia. At age nine, Davis was to serve as father figure for much of Obama's youth. He had an "intimate role in his life from age 9 to 18." Gramps wanted him to be schooled in the CPUSA's idea of what it meant to be black.
Obama's grandfather, you may remember from Obama's story, refused to give his wife a ride to work after she complained of being hassled by a black panhandler at the bus stop. Rather than give his wife a ride, he was worried that grandma was a racist. Then he tells young Obama that grandma is a racist. Obama goes to Davis to sort it out. (pgs 87-91). Hence the reference of grandma as a "typical white person" in his speech on race in Philadelphia.
So, indoctrinated in Communist philosophy and raised by racist black leaders in Honolulu, Obama threw grandma under the bus in Philadelphia. Grandma was a professional woman, in her working days. She was the Bank of Hawaii's first female vice-president. "The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "In March, several Bank of Hawaii co-workers told The Advertiser they were stunned by Obama's words and had never heard Dunham make comments about anyone's ethnicity." Grandpa and Obama jumped to the race baiting conclusion rather than assume that grandma would complain about any harassing panhandler, of any race.
Grandma deserved way better than she got from those two men in her life.
"And so, in Obama's eyes, socialism is "black". And the definition of race is ideological rather than biological. And this marks the fundamental nature of the "red diaper baby" --ideology has triumphed and established its dominion over all the natural aspects of life, even love itself."
This is why character and judgement is so important of our elected officials. Turning a blind eye to every judgement Obama has made towards mentors, spiritual advisers, friends and his spouse is folly. He tells us who he is and we must believe him. Those who know him best, those who are his inner circle, are not anywhere to be seen or heard. He has thrown them all under the bus to advance his own career, except for his wife Michelle. Her hateful speech is recorded for all to hear. She was the one, after all, to bring Obama into the church of Jeremiah Wright. She was raised much the same as Obama, right there in Chicago. Her best friend from her childhood is Jesse Jackson's daughter.
Character and judgement matter.