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Letter: Obama’s poor choice in friends

Neil Muncaster, Vail

It is a common axiom that the character of a man can be judged by his mentors, confidants and friends. So let’s look at those associated with Barack Obama:

Bill (“the mad bomber”) Ayers ” the weather underground terrorist. Obama said he knew him only as a neighbor and teacher when, in fact, they served together as paid directors of the Wood Foundation.

Frank Marshal Davis ” a writer and communist activist. Obama tried to downplay the influence Davis had on him as a young man. However, Davis’ advice to him as he entered college was, to quote, “black people have a reason to hate. That’s just the way it is. You should not start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way.”

Tony Rezco ” the Chicago politician under indictment for corruption and a longtime friend and main fundraiser throughout Obama’s career. Obama first implied that he barely knew the man but it was later revealed that Obama represented Rezco as his lawyer, and further, Rezco helped him with the purchase of his $1.6 million home.

Jeremia (“God damn America”) Wright ” the anti-America racist who claims the U.S. was responsible for the African AIDs epidemic and the Sept. 11 disaster. In his speeches, Obama bragged about his intimacy and 20-year association with Wright, and in his own book he says that Wright had a central influence on his life. The statements about AIDS and Sept. 11 may have been isolated sermon rantings, but if one reads his magazine “Trumpet” there is no doubt that his religion is political, his attitude toward America is bitterly hostile, and he has a fundamental problem with capitalism, white people, and “assimilationist” blacks.

Michelle Obama ” certainly his closest confidant. She who has never been proud of her country and blames a prejudiced and “downright mean America” for making her pay back the student loans she acquired from Ivy League schools. She is blatantly anti-business and has urged young people not to join corporate America. Great, an America without corporations!

Obama’s main campaign theme is “change.” Chavez, Morales, and Ahmadinejad also campaigned and were elected with the same theme and promises. Do we really want their kind of change in this country?

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