But the fact is, an ad run by Obama during the primaries featuring a supposed snippet of his anti-war speech in Chicago in 2002 is probably faked. That’s because no one can find any video of the speech anywhere. All that exists is a small snip of audio. This from none other than the liberal NPR:
The speech was given at an anti-war rally on Oct. 2, 2002…..Jessie Jackson was the main speaker. Obama’s speech went mainly unnoticed. He had not yet announced his run for the Senate, although now he claims he risked his political career. Of course we know that there was NO risk in running against Alan Keyes, all Obama had to do was breathe..
The speech was given at an anti-war rally on Oct. 2, 2002…..He had not yet announced his run for the Senate, although now he claims he risked his political career. Of course we know that there was NO risk in running against Alan Keyes, all Obama had to do was breathe..
Gonyea says…..”In an age of YouTube there is no video of the speech and only a snippet of audio. The Obama campaign has reenacted the speech in a campaign AD they are now running.“If there is no video available it would seem the entire Obama anti-war speech on which he is basing his Ad campaign may be faked. In fact the entire speech could be distorted.
Even in this era of YouTube and camera phones, a recording of Obama’s speech is all but impossible to find. The Obama campaign has gone so far as to re-create portions of the speech for a television ad, with the candidate re-reading the text, with audience sound effects.
Contemporary accounts don’t even mention Obama – an insignificant state senator at the time (so much for putting his political career on the line for opposing the Iraq war in a district so far to the left, Che would win in a landslide). But since this report is from last March – a report by a mainstream news outlet – why this is the first we’re hearing of Obama faking an anti-war ad.
Just more evidence that Obama is not what he appears to be and that the press will go a long way to cover that fact up.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
Corsi points out that there is no record of Obama’s anti-war speech-no video, no audio, no written record. Instead, his speech was simulated after the fact in a sound studio much later-complete with phony crowd sounds. He said during the primary campaign that he was in the midst of a US Senate campaign when he made the speech-making it seem as if it was a bold, risky move on his part- an act of courage. Not true-he gave the speech in Nov. 2002. He did not announce his run for the Senate until Jan. 2003
When Barack Obama gave a speech on patriotism, he equated patriotism with the abstract concepts of “sacrifice” and “service to a larger cause.” Senator Obama does not understand what patriotism is — or how it works.
“After a while, you start noticing people wearing a lapel pin, but not acting very patriotic. Not voting to provide veterans with resources that they need. Not voting to make sure that disability payments were coming out on time. My attitude is that I’m less concerned about what you’re wearing on your lapel than what’s in your heart.”
“Anytime that you pledge allegiance you put your hand over your heart and I always have and I always will. It’s simply not true.”
“And yet, at certain times over the last sixteen months, I have found, for the first time, my patriotism challenged — at times as a result of my own carelessness, more often as a result of the desire by some to score political points and raise fears about who I am and what I stand for.”
“I came to understand that our revolution was waged for the sake of that belief … that we could have the right to pursue our individual dreams but the obligation to help our fellow citizens pursue theirs.”
“I also believe that patriotism must, if it is to mean anything, involve the willingness to sacrifice – to give up something we value on behalf of a larger cause.”
“We must always express our profound gratitude for the service of our men and women in uniform … the sacrifice of our troops is always worthy of honor … [even for those not in the military] the call to sacrifice for the country’s greater good remains an imperative of citizenship.”
“I believe one of the tasks of the next Administration is to ensure that this movement towards service grows and sustains itself in the years to come. We should expand AmeriCorps and grow the Peace Corps. We should encourage national service by making it part of the requirement for a new college assistance program….” [My emphasis.]
“Just as patriotism involves each of us making a commitment to this nation that extends beyond our own immediate self-interest, so must that commitment extends beyond our own time here on earth.” [sic]