Sunday, September 07, 2008

America's Greater Need: Community Organizer or Commander-in-Chief?

By John W. Lillpop

This is not meant to demean those who work as community organizers. I am sure that most people so employed work hard, pay their taxes and child support on time (when possible), and are solid contributors to the greater good.

However, when it comes to protecting and defending the U.S. Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and shielding 300 million Americans from harm, there is much more involved than doling out taxpayer money to homeless tramps, ex-felons, and felons-to-be in training.

As I understand it, Barack Obama has spent most of his 47 years as a "Community Organizer," working with unsavory characters like Weather Underground terrorist William Ayes, Islamofascist apologist Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and “Tony” Rezko, a Syrian immigrant who allegedly became a powerful political fixer in Chicago.

Oh, yes, the Anointed One has also served in the United States Senate for four years, less the 18 plus months that he has spent campaigning for higher office.

Being elected to the U.S. Senate does involve a commitment to one's constitutes and carries with it the expectation that the office holder will actually accomplish good things for the voters.

However, to paraphrase America's most notorious deposed "Inevitability Queen," when it comes to Barack Obama, one is forced to ask, "Where are the worthy accomplishments? Where are the achievements of note?"

"What positive difference has Senator Barack Obama made for the people of Illinois, and/or for all Americans?"

"What good that now exists, and which is directly attributable to Barack Obama, would not exist if he had remained a Community Organizer in Chicago?"

Hillary's rhetorical questions were really meant to highlight the fact that Obama has absolutely no record of experience or accomplishment that would qualify him to command the most powerful military force in human history, or to manage the most sophisticated and prosperous society ever.

Being "clean and articulate" is commendable, and may be enough for some beleaguered Democrats, but, in and of itself, is not sufficient reason to vote Obama.

Bottom Line: America does not need a "community organizer" as president.

What we urgently need is a man with the skills, experience, tenacity, toughness, and intelligence to serve as the United States Commander in Chief. Visible battle scars a plus!

Community organizers without appropriate experience and credentials need not apply!