Posted by: warnick68 | October 26, 2008

More On Spreading The Wealth From Barack Obama

We all saw the video or heard the audio clip of the brief conversation between Barack Obama and “Joe the plumber”.

Now we go back to 2001 where we hear Obama confirm in a radio interview that he holds solidly to the belief of redistribution and also how best that redistribution can be accomplished.

If some dim-bulb such as myself can simply surf the internet and find this stuff, why can’t the MSM?
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Video from Naked Emperor News
UPDATE:Found the text to the above audio at Stop The ACLU

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.

I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. You know, the institution just isn’t structured that way.

He isn’t optimistic but he sure is working towards that end despite what he has said since Joe the plumber confronted him.

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