This YouTube video was put together by a user who calls himself "eaglephin," and who is obviously a great fan of Ronald Reagan. Just read the description he wrote for this video, which he simply calls, "Yes, we can":
It takes more than a pretty video and a bunch of celebrities singing to make a great president. It takes a person who understands where the true greatness of America lies.
Long before anyone ever heard of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan challenged Americans to hope, to dream, to believe...
He brought change. He told us "yes we can". Except he also told us we didn't need government to do it. He inspired us with his words and his actions. He showed us that our individual liberty and creativity is what makes our country great not any government program...
Reagan was an idealist AND an ideologue. His policies were based in his rock solid conservative ideology. That doesn't mean he never compromised. But compromise is something different than standing on the same side of an issue with those who are supposed to be your political adversaries.
We need to work TOGETHER to succeed -- Join Michael Reagan now in the NEW Reagan Revolution, to bring true Conservatism BACK!
I woke up this morning hoping it was all a dream. Could it be possible that Barack Hussein Obama will soon be in the White House? A cold chill went down my spine as I considered the possibility!
Then I looked out of the window and saw the blanket of snow that covered the ground last night. Was God sending me a message? My first thought was that Hell had frozen over... then I remembered that I was in Utah not Oregon. Was there a cipher in the snow?
I heard Oprah say that "...now we are all united". Uh, no we're not. Over 55,000,000 Americans voted against Socialism last night. I did not vote for McCain, I voted against Socialism!
The Democrats have finally sealed the deal... we now know for sure who they are! They have clearly shown the world that they are Socialists. They have rid themselves of the centrist Democrats like Lieberman and stand firmly in the Socialist camp. They have removed their masks and we now know their character!
I must give them credit for their success. At least they know who they are and they are not afraid to tell us.
This is something that my party was unable to do... we do not know who we are! We put forward the worst candidate in the history of the Republican party. We knew that. We were not voting for McCain, we were voting against Socialism. I was almost as afraid of McCain winning as I was of Obama. Why? Because McCain is not what our party is about! We would jst have become complacent again, basking in a hollow win, delaying our needed reform for another four years!
This morning's blanket of snow symbolized for me the opportunity to clean the slate as a party and rebuild our base reflecting the principles and ideals that our Founding Fathers gave to us 221 years ago.
We have no need to fear. We have no need to back down from the insults and mischaracterizations that are and ,will be flung our way by the other side of the aisle. It is time that we take a serious look at our party and unite to prepare for 2012. It is time that we look outside of the DC Beltway and prepare a candidate that reflects the heartbeat of America. Sarah Palin, like her or not, proved that this is possible.
It is time that we get involved and start the peaceful revolution that will bring our country back to the greatness that our Founding Fathers intended. A country that provides the possibility of the American Dream to all Americans through hard work, education, and ingenuity... not through more welfare and entitlements.
We must not lose faith in America. There are nearly 250 million legal Americans in this country... can we find a handful that are decent, honest, hard working, patriots that are capable of leading the greatest nation on earth? We have four years to find them and effect real change!
We must tap into the technological expertise of this country and develop a fool proof method of voting! I refuse to believe that an electronic method of voting is impossible. If we can develop a network of ATM's that let me, and only me, access my realtime (and always accurate) account from anywhere in the world, I refuse to believe that there is not a way that will allow me to vote once, and only once, from anywhere in the world!
I am confident that Obama's election could be the best thing that ever happened to our party... If it defibrillates our heart, if it causes us to wake up and take action, if we unite as a party and build our core values back to what we know they need to be... it will be a good thing.
We know that Socialism will fail... it always does. We also know that it will cause irreparable damage to our country if we allow it to. Do not listen to the hype that says it is now time for us to move to the center... it is not! It is time for us to stop the "political correctness" and fight harder, with every fiber of our being to defend the Constitution Of The United States! Get a copy and read it... often. Read it to your children and grandchildren until they understand it and grow to love it! It can be read in less than 30 minutes.
Thank God that the socialists did not gain a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate last night... however, we face the possibility of a Supreme Court that will be tilted towards the left for the rest of our lives. They have shown us in the past that the scales of justice are no longer balanced... that the men in black are willing to super-legislate from the bench. Though this is frightening, it is possible to overturn decisions made by them... Take time to learn how it is done!
Remember this, we would not have had Ronald Reagan without Jimmy Carter! Who will Barack Hussein Obama give us in 2012? Will we be ready? Is there an American that we can believe in that will rise up and heed the call to lead us from the hold of Socialism back to the ideals of our Founding Fathers?
Will we be strong enough to stand up against the insults, threats, rhetoric, and false promises of the New Socialist Party? Will you be srong enough to stand up for what you know is right? Or will you cower in fear... giving in to the opposition? Do you have what it takes to say "No, I do not agree with you and this is why".
The revolution will not be easy. The opposition will win many more subjects to their side through the entitlements that will come through the redistribution of the wealth of the great Americans that are the backbone of our country. There will always be those that vote for the one that is willing to give them something for nothing. That will probably never change.
Their vote is not based on knowledge. Their vote is not based upon love of our country and the republican form of government that was set in motion 221 years ago. Their vote is based upon ignorance and personal greed... they are perfectly OK with believing that I am evil or immoral in some way because I have earned more than they have through hard work... therefore the government is justified in taking it from me and giving it to them.
We are going to be hit hard... sucker punched... and we will be knocked down! But, we must not allow them to knock us out! We must be strong for the next four years. We must unite and prepare for the greatest comeback this country has ever witnessed in 2012.
I am looking out the window at the American Flag that is billowing in the wind across the street, a beautiful sight, and I will defend her at all cost... the snow has melted and the sun has busted through the clouds reminding me that we are a "Nation under God" and he is still in control and willing to guide us if we ask.
I have permission to share this video that was made by Dr. Slogan. It sums it up pretty clearly... We are not anointing a King, we are electing a President.
Barack Obama has shown me that he is not capable of being our Commander-In-Chief or the leader of this great nation. I truly believe that the evidence is clear that he will systematically destroy everything that is good about this nation starting with the Constitution and the First Amendment (Fairness Doctrine) followed closely by the Second Amendment.
He has been condemned by his own words... unless you have been living in a hole, you have heard them... "just words" he says...
Today it was revealed in his own words that he intends to bankrupt the coal industry in this nation... Are you listening coal miners? This is your beloved Democrat that is supposed to be for labor! Don't believe me... google the audio and hear it from the mouth of the "Great One". In the same interview, he made it very clear that his policies will make electricity unaffordable for the majority of Americans!
Do you really want him to increase taxes on anyone earning $42,000 or more (yes, $42,000... the dirty little secret the LSM does not want you to know) and redistribute it to others, many of whom never even work (That is called welfare in my world view).
Obama is ready to destroy our system of free capitalism (the machine behind the American Dream) and take us down the path of Socialism... a system that has failed miserably in every society that has tried it... and it will fail here if it is implemented. But before it does, it will cause irreparable damage to the country that our children and grandchildren will inherit!
His disciples will cry racism, and many other irrational slogans to decry my words but I do not care... I love my country and I respect the Founding Fathers; believing that they were inspired by the Creator to do what they did on our behalf. And the words they penned are just as important today as they were then... We cannot let Obama and his ilk destroy overnight what they did in 1783.
If his words do not convince you, listen to the words of those around the world who are supporting him... Hugo Chavez, Ahmedinajhad, Castro, Odinga, the leaders of Hamas, to name a few... quite an elite club.
Please consider well your action on election day... drop to your knees and ask God if He blesses your actions. This is a promised land and that is the way He wants it to remain. Do not waste the most sacred right that you have as an American - VOTE wisely... Do not listen to the exit polls or the pundits... they have done everything in their power to elect their "Saviour" and destroy the team that will maintain the great ideals of this great nation...DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!
God will continue to bless America if we let Him know that is what we want!
I found the following article on Newsmax today. It confirms my own research and Kenneth says it in a way that should leave no question about the man Obama and what makes him tick.
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Obama-Farrakhan Ties Are Close, Ex-Farrakhan Aide Says
Saturday, November 1, 2008 2:59 PM
By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Article Font Size
A former top deputy to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tells Newsmax that Barack Obama’s ties to the black nationalist movement in Chicago run deep, and that for many years the two men have had “an open line between them” to discuss policy and strategy, either directly or through intermediaries.
“Remember that for years, if you were a politician in Chicago, you had to have some type of relationship with Louis Farrakhan. You had to. If you didn’t, you would be ostracized out of black Chicago,” said Dr. Vibert White Jr., who spent most of his adult life as a member and ultimately top officer of the Nation of Islam.
White broke with the group in 1995 and is now a professor of African-American history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
White said Obama was “part of the Chicago scene” where Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and radicals would go to each other’s events and support each other’s causes.
“Even though Chicago is the third-largest city in the country, within the black community, the political and militant nationalist community is very small. So it wouldn’t be uncommon for [Obama and Farrakhan] to show up at events together, or at least be there and communicate with each other,” White told Newsmax.
The Anti-Defamation League has denounced Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam as a “hate group.”
Farrakhan has called Jews “bloodsuckers,” “satanic” and accused them of running the slave trade. He has labeled gays as “degenerates.” In a 2006 speech, the ADL again condemned Farrakhan when he said: “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It's the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It's wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!"
Obama was careful to “denounce” Farrakhan’s comments – but not the man -- during the Democratic primary season earlier this year, but only after Hillary Clinton called him out for benefiting from Farrakhan’s support.
Farrakhan endorsed Obama in a videotaped speech to his followers at Mosque Miryam in Chicago in February. “You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth,” Farrakhan said.
He told the crowd that Obama was the new “messiah.” See Video: Farrakhan Endorses Obama, Calls Him Messiah.
Once the news media and the Clinton campaign got hold of those comments from Farrakhan, demands mounted from all sides that Obama “renounce” Farrakhan.
But as he has done repeatedly throughout this campaign, Obama was careful to parse his words.
“You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments,” he said during one appearance on “Meet the Press.” “I think that they are unacceptable and reprehensible.”
Obama hastened to point out that Farrakhan had been praising him as “an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can't censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan.”
But Obama, once again, was less than candid.
In 1995, according to a profile of Obama that appeared in the Chicago Reader newspaper, Obama “took time off from attending campaign coffees to attend October’s Million Man March in Washington, D.C.”
At the time, Obama was running for the Illinois Senate from Chicago’s South Side, a seat he won after getting surrogates to challenge the signatures on nominating petitions for his chief rival, the incumbent Alice Palmer.
The march, which fell far short of attracting the million men it advertised, was organized by Farrakhan and by Obama’s then-pastor, the anti-white black nationalist Wright.
Obama spoke at length with the Chicago Reader upon his return from the Million Man March. “What I saw was a powerful demonstration of an impulse and need for African-American men to come together to recognize each other and affirm our rightful place in the society," he said.
“These are mean, cruel times, exemplified by a ‘lock ’em up, take no prisoners’ mentality that dominates the Republican-led Congress,” Obama said.
“Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn't care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing."
“Black nationalism” is a current of thought and political action in the African-American community that has been championed by the likes of Farrakhan, Wright, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and Khalid al-Mansour. Obama discussed his attraction to black nationalism at length in his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father.”
Obama further parsed his words in a Feb. 25, 2008, presentation to a Jewish community meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, where he insisted that Wright “does not have a close relationship with Louis Farrakhan.”
And yet, just months earlier, Wright’s Trumpet magazine gave Farrakhan its Lifetime Achievement Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award, saying that Farrakhan “truly epitomized greatness.”
That award was the fruit of a long and deep relationship between the two men, White told Newsmax. In 1984, Wright accompanied Farrakhan on his much-criticized trip to meet Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, at a time when Gadhafi was considered an enemy of the United States.
Wright also accompanied Farrakhan and Jackson to Syria in 1986, where they successfully negotiated with Syrian strongman for the release of downed American pilot Robert O. Goodman.
Obama’s Speaking Style
In addition to the ideological affinity Obama expressed for the black nationalist movement, White believes that Obama owes much of his success as a public orator to speaking techniques that Farrakhan developed over the years, and exploited for years to great success.
“If you listen to the rhetoric and you take away Obama’s political jargon, you hear a religious tenor to it that is very much Nation of Islam-like. I don’t know if anyone has ever touched on it, but Obama’s speaking style is very Malcolm-like, very Farrakhan-like,” White said.
Any American who has listened to early radio or television interviews of Obama can hear how dramatically Obama’s speaking style has changed since he became a United States senator.
In clips dating from 2001 and even early 2004, Obama speaks haltingly and in long, rambling sentences packed with legalese and dense pseudo-academic rhetoric. But not today.
“As a former minister of the Nation of Islam, I know how they speak,” White told Newsmax. “I don’t know who was training Obama. But that style is not a ministerial style like in the Christian church. It’s a Nation of Islam style.”
White began in the late 1970s as a foot soldier in the Fruit of Islam, the military branch of Farrakhan’s Black Muslim group, then rose to become a minister of the Nation of Islam and a top deputy to Farrakhan himself.
Known initially as Brother Vibert L.X., and later as Minister V.L. Muhammad, he parted ways with Farrakhan not long after the Million Man March, after nearly 25 years within the organization.
White’s 2002 book “Inside the Nation of Islam” prompted death threats by Farrakhan loyalists, so he left Illinois and moved to Florida to teach at the University of Central Florida.
He told Newsmax that Obama’s remarkable speaking style, even his manner of standing at a podium to appear larger than life, is directly copied from Farrakhan.
“If the Nation of Islam can’t do anything else, it can train people how to speak. And nobody can outspeak a Muslim minister,” he said.
Earlier this year, a pro-Clinton blog run by former CIA officer Larry Johnson unearthed a 2004 photograph showing Michelle Obama and Farrakahn’s wife, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, at an event hosted by Jackson’s Citizenship Education Foundation.
Newsmax queried Obama’s U.S. Senate office, his Chicago office and his campaign press office about his ties to Farrakhan, but did not receive a reply.
Ever since he appeared before the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in June, Obama has attempted to convince the Jewish community that he is pro-Israel.
But his longstanding ties to Farrakhan, Wright and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, among others, have disturbed many Jewish community leaders.
Sen. John McCain publicly chastised The Los Angeles Times on Thursday for not releasing a videotape the newspaper said it possessed of a 2003 dinner for Khalidi, where Obama reportedly accused Israel of carrying out a “genocide” against the Palestinians.