More links to articles I find helpful:

Thomas Sowell

Conservatives for Obama?“What is going on?

“Partly what is going on is that, in recent years, the Congressional Republicans in general– and Senator John McCain in particular– have so alienated so many conservatives that some of these conservatives are like a drowning man grasping at a straw.

“The straw in this case is Obama’s recent “refining” of his position on a number of issues, as he edges toward the center, in order to try to pick up more votes in November’s general election.

“Understandable as the reactions of some conservatives may be, a straw is a very unreliable flotation device. ”

Negative Advertising “Barack Obama has carried election-year makeovers to a new high, presenting himself a uniter of people, someone reaching across the partisan divide and the racial divide– after decades of promoting polarization in each of his successive roles and each of his choices of political allies.

“Yet the media treat exposing a fraudulent election-year image as far worse than letting someone acquire the powers of the highest office in the land through sheer deception.”
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Investor’s Business Daily is offering a series of articles:

The Audacity of Socialism

“Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim?

“In this series, we examine Senator Obama’s past, his voting record and the people who’ve served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We’ll show how the facts of Obama’s actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.”

I have not finishedthe series, but I’ve found it worth reading so far.

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Shelby Steele

The Obama Bargain “Mr. Obama’s extraordinary dash to the forefront of American politics is less a measure of the man than of the hunger in white America for racial innocence.”

Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama “Mr. Obama’s great political ingenuity was very simple: to trade moral leverage for gratitude. Give up moral leverage over whites, refuse to shame them with America’s racist past, and the gratitude they show you will constitute a new form of black power. They will love you for the faith you show in them.

“So it is not hard to see why Mr. Jackson might have experienced Mr. Obama’s emergence as something of a stiletto in the heart.  Mr. Obama is a white “race card” — moral leverage that whites can use against the moral leverage black leaders have wielded against them for decades. He is the nullification of Jesse Jackson — the anti-Jackson.”
Steele’s articles are valuable forhis insights on the dynamics of race, culture, and politics in America, and his view of how these dynamics combine in the person of Barack Obama.

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