Obama is ACORN's man, a fellow who avoided military and Peace Corps service and instead became a community organizer, an associate attorney with Miner, Barnhill & Galland (three years), a lecturer of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School (eleven years) and an Illinois state senator (eight years) before being elected to the United States Senate in 2004.
2008 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden publicly agreed with me: if Barack Obama is elected president, there will be an international crisis within six months.
“Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
“He’s gonna have to make some really tough - I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen.”
“We’re going to face a major international challenge. Because they’re going to want to test him, just like they did young John Kennedy. They’re going to want to test him."
Last January, in "Barack's no TR, JFK, or even BC," I wrote:
"When Ted Kennedy enthusiastically endorsed Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States, Ted (1) chided Harry Truman for saying that JFK was too young in 1960 and (2) proclaimed that Barack is a bit older than Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, when they became President.
"What Ted (and the media) ignored is that Harry Truman had a point. The Cuban Missile Crisis resulted from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's impression, as a result of the Bay of Pigs fiasco and a personal meeting with JFK in Vienna, that JFK would not be strong enough to keep the Soviet Union from installing long-range nuclear missiles in Cuba. Yes, JFK got those missiles out, after taking the world to the brink of nuclear war, and only gave up some American missiles in Turkey in the bargain. But the truth is that JFK was NOT ready to be President on Day One, as the Bay of Pigs fiasco itself conclusively demonstrated. Instead of a successful operation, or no operation, JFK bungled the long-planned liberation of Cuba from the dictatorship of Fidel Castro as badly as possible: by allowing the attack to begin and then denying air cover to the would-be Cuban liberators."
Last January, in "Pick a President Based on Substance," I also wrote:
"Obama has been running as a rock star and actually told high school students that using cocaine did not stop him from going to Harvard and becoming a lawyer, a union organizer, an Illinois state senator, Illinois' junior United States Senator, the most memorable speaker at the 2004 Democrat Convention and the alternative to Hillary Clinton, who planned to parlay her many years as First Lady of Arkansas and then the United States and a bit more than one six-year term as New York's junior United States Senator into the politically correct selection as America's first female President.
"It was a plausible plan, but the politically correct media preferred an even more politically correct scenario: a Black Camelot, with the Obamas of Illinois moving into the White House as America's black version of the Kennedys of Massachusetts, with Michelle Obama (who told people that her husband smells and doesn't put his dirty socks in the hamper) as Jacqueline Kennedy and their two young daughters filling in for Caroline and John-John. (The children may be up to the task, but the parents aren't.)
"If he were alive, former Democrat vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen might tell Barack the same thing he famously told then vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle: 'You're no Jack Kennedy.'
"When JFK succeeded Ike as President in 1961, there was an inevitable generational change. Richard Nixon, then the Republican alternative, was about the same age as JFK and both of them were Navy men who had served in both World War II, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Nixon had been Vice President since 1953 and JFK had been a president in training virtually from birth.
"Barack is no Jack Kennedy."
Obama surely isn't.
Obama's a rookie United States Senator who started running for President a year after becoming a United States Senator. Obama is ACORN's man, a fellow who avoided military and Peace Corps service and instead became a community organizer, an associate attorney with Miner, Barnhill & Galland (three years), a lecturer of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School (eleven years) and an Illinois state senator (eight years) before being elected to the United States Senate in 2004.
JFK's election nearly resulted in a nuclear World War III.
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 www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org 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.