Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Manchurian Candidate

Is Barack Obama The Manchurian Candidate?

If somehow you are not familiar with
Richard Condon's best selling 1959 novel or the 1962 blockbuster movie of the same name starring Frank Sinatra or even the rather sluggish and strange 2004 remake starring Denzel Washington, the "Manchurian Candidate" is a charismatic candidate who runs for President only to be the puppet of another, much more sinister, power. In the novel and 1962 movie that unseen power was the communist Chinese (hence the name). In the 2004 version the hidden villain was updated to be a domestic corporation, replacing our cold war fear of communism with the more politically correct (and rather prophetic) fear of Wall Street greed.

So is Barack Obama the real Manchurian Candidate? Do we have a man who has one very charismatic public persona, but a radically different personal and political agenda for the country once he takes office? We really don't know.

And this is EXACTLY what happens when the bulk of the Main Stream Media decides, in mass, to simply stop doing their jobs. When the main stream media (most importantly the print media) decides to elect one candidate instead of reporting the news and investigating the facts, the real electorate is left with a lot of questions and a whole lot of fear. That is where we are today.

right wing blogosphere is erupting with the story of a video tape they claim is so explosive it could and would, by itself, cost Barack Obama the election. The LA Times has admitted it has the tape and has had it for months. They claim it's nothing, certainly not news. But, so far, they refuse to release it. Now that does strike me as odd. And it's the stuff conspiracies are made of.

All agree the tape in question does show Barack Obama at a party for radical Islamist Rashid Khalidi along with the left wing anti-war group Not In My Name, the Electronic Intifada, and the ex-Weatherman domestic terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. Supposedly Obama gave a speech heaping high praise upon Khalidi and, according to others, spoke harshly of Israel and the jews.

Except we don't really know, because absolutely no one in the media has bothered to lift a pencil in reporting this relationship, or the event in question.

Much worse malfeasance on the part of the MIA MSM is their failure to look into the
money flow (called money laundering by many on the right) into Obama's campaign. It has been proven that Obama's campaign has turned a blind eye toward the source of the massive cash inflow, reportedly 150 million dollars last month. It is entirely possible that the hundreds of millions of dollars Obama has used to swamp McCain came from one single individual or a small group of individuals or even a foreign country or terrorist group.

All this happened (whatever may have happened) with the willful cooperation of the Obama campaign which disabled the normal name and address verification procedures for credit card donations. These are the facts we do know.

What is stunning is that the Main Stream Media has completely ignored what might be the biggest story of any election in history.

While the media was completely enraptured with front page story after front page story about Sarah Palin's wardrobe, not one single reporter was looking into this gross and now proven (thanks to the bloggers who investigated themselves) violation of campaign fund raising procedures. The MSM is still trying hard to ignore the story.

I don't think for a minute that Barack Obama is the pawn of either Islamic militants bent of the destruction of Israel or he is the pawn of George Soros or a small cabal of liberal kingmakers. Although I am certain his campaign is grossly violating campaign fund raising laws.

But we don't know. We just don't know. Because the adoring press won't or can't ask any tough questions. Not of Obama or anyone on his team.


Vigilante said...

Careful with your conspiracy theories, Wizard, lest you fall into a cavern of irony. The original fictional Manchurian Candidate, Sargent Raymond Shaw, was a ex-POW from the Korean War who ran for president as a Trojan horse for the Commies. The only Ex-POW running in this campaign is John McCain. And I think he still is a prisoner of war.

Bob Keller said...

Touche vigilante, Touche

Unknown said...

Flawed hair splitting of the analogy aside.

Any actual information about the people running for the most powerful position in the world needs to be shown to the voters.

This should be done in a factual straight forward manner and in context.

If you want to editorialize, that would come next.

Vigilante said...

Yeah, howabout John McCains complete medial reports, for starters?

Unknown said...

Agreed, I would say put those out the same day you throw your hat in the ring.

This 'after people start voting' crap is just that... Crap.

Vigilante said...

Lee, here's the way I see it.

There were some high Republican king-makers and financiers who vetoed John McCain's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for VP who were Joe Lieberman, Joe Lieberman, and Joe Lieberman, respectively. Denied Lieberman, Palin appeared to be a very imaginative and creative move: colorful, beautiful, feminine, novelty, and presenting a small target with her short track record. She was a gift from the social conservatives to themselves, and not to John McCain. With her, he could re-appeal to 'The Best', but the general election is when you are supposed to have the base in your hip pocket so you can grab the center. With Lieberman, McCain could have reached the center; I still think he would have come up short grabbing it.

It comes down to McCain not being his own man. No one can convince me he preferred Palin over Joe Lieberman. (Go ahead and try.) "They" forced the decision upon him. He ended up with another short-term governor without a law degree (deja vue GWB - who wants to see another one of those in the White House?)

And I would argue on the Democratic side, "They" tried to force Hillary Clinton as Barack's Veep, but Obama wouldn't have it.

One guy was in charge of his campaign, and the other one wasn't.

shoo said...

Wow, talk about pure speculation Vigilante. I would never base any opinion on somebody else's speculation.

I think it would be great if McCain gave us his full medical reports. As soon as Obama and Biden give us theirs, and Obama releases his college transcripts. I won't be holding my breath.

Last I heard, McCain gave us about 1,173 pages of medical records, and Obama gave us a 1 page statement from his doctor saying he was healthy.

Bob Keller said...

shoo makes an excellent point.

The partisan left attacks McCain because he released his records in a complete and yet strangely time limited and access controlled manner.

That same highly partisan left completely ignors Obama's failure to release the same information (at all) and, much, much, much worse, Biden's failure to release really key medical records concerning his aneurysm.

The same contrived double standards can be said of the highly partisan right.

However, on this general issue of transparency into past records, the Republicans win hands down. Barack Obama is really hiding and lying about his past (what curiously little there is of it). If not the Manchurian Candidate, Obama is certainly the stealth candidate.

More on this is a blog entry later today.