John McCain continues to hammer Obama the wealth redistributor in his latest ad today.
Here’s the ad on Obama’s distribution plans:
That was quick…
The McCain Camp also included segments from Obama’s 2001 WBEZ radio interview in Chicago that was just discovered late Sunday night in comparing Obama’s wealth redistribution to McCain’s plan:
In 2001, Barack Obama Said One Of The “Tragedies” Of The Civil Rights Movement Was That It Did Not Bring About “Redistributive Change.”
OBAMA: “You know if you look at the victories and the failures of the Civil Rights movement and its litigation strategy in the Court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples so that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order in as long as I could pay for it I would be okay. But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and the Warren Court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf and that hasn’t shifted.
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And one of the I think the tragedies of the Civil Rights movement was because the Civil Rights movement became so court focused I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change and in some ways we still suffer from that.” (Barack Obama, Interview With WBEZ Chicago, 2001)
More… The Wall Street Journal has more on Barack Obama’s very radical views and how this will affect our court system in the next four years if he is elected.