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Spread the Wealth Around (Update)

John on October 27, 2008 at 8:12 am

Off hand comment or deeply help socialist idealism? There’s some evidence it’s the latter:

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If you’re suspicious about the editing, Ace links the entire interview here. Ace also provides the best summary of the argument being made by Obama. I’m not going to steal it, so click over and read through his five points, then see if that doesn’t accord with what you just heard.

Bottom Line: Obama’s interest in redistribution of wealth goes back a long way. What you hear in this interview is a guy who thinks this is a desirable goal, even as he grants it’s something the most liberal courts and legislatures in the history of the Republic have not undertaken. CHANGE may turn out to be an understatement.

Update: Hot Air posts team Obama’s disingenuous response. [Wow, these guys are really on top of things. This video has only gotten traction in the last 24 hours.] I say disingenuous but what I’m thinking is…LIARS!

Update 11PM: Obama’s favorite surrogate — Claire McCaskill — is now going on his favorite TV outlet — MSNBC — to lie through her teeth about the video above. She claims Obama was merely speaking about tax brackets.

Yeah…right. So why does he say:

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.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but he’s essentially arguing that they employed a poor strategy, not that the ends (“redistributive change”, i.e. spread the wealth around) was a bad idea.

And what does it say that Obama is sending people on TV to discount a You Tube clip of…himself. It’s not John McCain that’s the problem, it’s Obama’s own stated views. Can’t have those getting out.

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