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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  July 28, 2008
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20ish Marie Jon': NOT Hypnotized by Obama

Marie: "Many people have been awestruck by Barack's suave manners and good looks. However, he does not have the stature of a wise and knowing candidate. With a mere three years in the Senate, it is almost laughable that Obama is actually being seriously considered for the most important job in the world. 'There is no there there.' It truly has been silly season this election year and it is amazing (sadly, not in a good way) what the DNC political machine has accomplished."

Youth is not necessarily wasted on the young.

Marie Jon' describes herself as "a political/religious-based writer and founder of " and "extends her hand of welcome" to readers.

In her latest article ("Obama's trip: 'Tour of Duty'"), Marie not only backhanded the Obamaite media for its fawning coverage of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., but made this dead-on and devastating observation: "This media blitz is very reminiscent of Sen. John Kerry showing up at the 2004 Democrat Convention with an elaborate staged entrance and backdrop behind him, and saying 'I'm John Kerry, reporting for duty!'"

In 2004, the Democrats tried to win the White House by running a military veteran, but chose one who had viciously vilified his fellow Americans who had served in Vietnam in Congressional testimony after returning home.

Not a winning strategy.

In 2008, the Democrats are about to try to win the White House by putting up a young lawyer and rookie United States Senator with no executive experience who did not serve even in the Peace Corps (much less the American military) against a veteran United States Senator and war hero who chose military service as his career, survived torture and captivity in North Vietnam and refused early release to deny the enemy a propaganda coup.

Not a winning strategy either.

Once again the American voters are being subjected to an attempted selling of a presidential candidate.

Marie not only refused to drink the Obama Kool-Aid, but figuratively pulled back the curtain on the Obama campaign.

It's not a pretty sight.

Marie: "Presumptive Democrat nominee Barack Obama's trip to Afghanistan, Iraq and Europe is all part and parcel of a full blown media event that most intuitive Americans will view as contrived and overdone; an event to compensate for Sen. Obama's lack of experience and extraordinarily thin political portfolio. The media has helped orchestrate this publicity stunt to attract attention to their chosen candidate. There is no more doubt that they are in the tank for the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee."

They certainly are. The New York Times reported in March 2007 that Obama had revoked his invitation to the man who inspired his presidential campaign book (The Audacity of Hope), Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr., to give the invocation at the announcement of his presidential campaign because Rev. Wright's sermons could be "rough" and instead prayed privately with Rev. Wright just before the announcement.

It took more than a year before the media got around to focusing public attention on what Obama considered "rough" in a sermon.

Apparently The New York Times did not seek out that "rough" material or find it any more fit to print than 2008 presumptive Republican presidential candidate John Sydney McCain's recent proposed op-ed responding to an Obama op-ed that The Times happily printed.

If the nature of the Obama-Wright connection had been exposed before the Iowa caucuses, the 2008 presumptive Democrat presidential candidate would be Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Marie: "Many people have been awestruck by Barack's suave manners and good looks. However, he does not have the stature of a wise and knowing candidate. With a mere three years in the Senate, it is almost laughable that Obama is actually being seriously considered for the most important job in the world. 'There is no there there.' It truly has been silly season this election year and it is amazing (sadly, not in a good way) what the DNC political machine has accomplished."

Others may disagree with Marie on her opinion of Obama's looks, but the rest of her appraisal is not fairly disputable.

For sure, Obama is suave. For those who take the time to read his first book (Dreams From My Father), there is an illuminating explanation of how Obama learned to manipulated white people, including his mother, by adopting a non-threatening manner.

But America needs more in a President than the appearance of civility.

Marie pegged Obama as "a very self-centered elitist posing amongst our troops the same troops he denigrates behind their backs."

A product of an elite prep school in Honolulu, Occidental College in Los Angeles, Columbia University in New York and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (next to Boston), Obama expressed a Marxist view of religion as something rural Americans cling to (together with guns) as a result of economic adversity in a private fundraiser in San Francisco.

Obama is smart enough to praise America's troops publicly, but his fierce opposition to the successful Surge is telling as to his "real" attitude toward America's troops (especially the ones from rural America).

Marie: "Obama has no credibility with the military families. People within the armed services are a very tightly-knit community. They see Obama as a phony audacious Chicago street organizer who has risen to power using whatever means were available to him. They do not want Obama as their Commander-In-Chief. His strong disdain for the military is apparent. It really is pathetic that NBC News refers to Obama's trip as a 'Tour of Duty.'"

(Marie is an advocate for American troops serving abroad, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America and their families and Obama's decision to exercise in a hotel instead of visit wounds American troops in Germany because he could only do so with one aide instead of a press caravan probably offended Marie even more than most Americans.)

Marie: "By his own willingness to undercut the importance of the success of the surge strategy, Obama comes across as just another political partisan hack. What type of military strategy will Obama use in Afghanistan if he can't see the forest from the trees?"

Obama as Commander-in-Chief would bring America to grief.

Marie's request to her fellow Americans is sensible, selfless and modest: "Think long and hard before you decide which man is worthy of becoming President of the United States and Commander-In-Chief of our military.

McCain has acknowledged that he is an imperfect servant.

But he's a much better choice for promotion from United States Senator to President and Commander-in-Chief.

ABC Chief White House Correspondent Martha J. Raddatz recently on former presidential spokesperson Scott Mcclellan: "He seemed like a robot with a new software program...."

To use Ms. Raddatz's word, Obama is the Democrats' newest "robot" (and the one liberal Democrat Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry of Massachusetts chose to deliver the keynote address at the 2004 Democrat national convention, thereby facilitating his rise from two-term Illinois state senator to rookie junior United States Senator from Illinois.

Now Obama's about to be chosen to be the Democrat presidential candidate, based on the nutty notions that exuberance trumps experience and the audacity of hope tops well honed ability.

Obama's tall, tan, smooth, sleek, slim, superb at teleprompter reading and enthusiastically and expensively marketed as presidential, moderate, marvelous and perhaps even miraculous. But Obama has the same defective and dangerous core programming as his much older mentors, Senators Kennedy and Kerry. He's like cigarettes--appealingly promoted, but nevertheless a serious health hazard.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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