President Obama has demonstrated on any number of occaisions his talent for speaking out of both sides of his mouth. In a post at Gates of Vienna (Hat Tip to BadBlue Uncensored News) on the shopping mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya, I found this excerpt very interesting.
In 2010, Obama congratulated Kenya for its new constitution, one which supported a carve-out for sharia law. Of course there was talk at the time that he illegally influenced the document and its passage. Here are some reservations by Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, who is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health:
I, together with many others, was counting on a new constitution to provide hope for Kenya’s future by preventing a recurrence of the deadly violence that has followed past elections and by addressing the corruption that plagues this eastern African country. However, the apparent hijacking of this reform process by special interests and the blatantly undemocratic and potentially illegal contribution by the Obama administration give cause for grave concern as to what this document portends for Kenya’s future.
Kenyans are culturally conservative and largely Christian. The pushy socialist agenda of the U.S. is out of place there, and the use of American taxpayer monies to create sharia carve-outs in a foreign nation’s constitution, a nation with a small Muslim minority, is questionable “foreign relations” at best. That was three years ago. This month, Obama was criticized again regarding Kenyathis time for his two-faced policy: pushing voter I.D. in Kenya while fighting it in the US:
A conservative analyst finds it odd that during his recent African tour, President Barack Obama announced support for a citizen ID program in Kenya – yet considers a similar effort in the United States to be racially motivated. While President Obama and his family toured the African continent earlier in the week, the White House released a Fact Sheet that promotes a $53 million U.S. taxpayer-funded program in Kenya that assists young people to “obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration.” Robert Knight, senior fellow of the American Civil Rights Union, says many who seek to defend against voter fraud in the U.S. are perplexed with Obama’s inconsistencies in regards to the voter ID issue. “The irony is that the president is using taxpayer dollars to promote something in Africa that he is actively suppressing in the United States, and calling people names who are promoting that very thing,” Knight remarks…
Hmmm! The word hypocrisy comes to mind. Let’s see what Dictionary.com has to say:
[hi-pok-ruh-see] Show IPAnoun, plural hy·poc·ri·sies.1.a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one doesnot really possess.2.a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.3.an act or instance of hypocrisy.
16 thoughts on “Obama Thinks Voter I.D. is Bad for America but Good for Kenya”
I bet he’s really torn today, watching his Islamist pals gunning down people in a mall. Who should he support — the Moslems or the infidels who were forced to shuffle off their mortal coils? Toughie if you’re Obama, whose name appears in the dictionary as an alternate definition of “hypocrite.”
The infidels, in this case, are kin. What is a poor Islamic Marxist to do?
Obama would love nothing better than to rewrite our Constitution so perhaps he’s doing the next best thing in his mind by providing input on the new constitution for his home country.
You’re right, Charles. There was a reason our Founders used the term “natural born citizen” as requirement to hold the office of the president.
Obama’s fathers were socialists, and that’s where Obama got his ideas of socialism and American imperialism. His parents were successful in brainwashing the young Barry, who undoubtedly sees Kenya as his ancestral hunting ground.
With the history of East Africa recently being dominated with Islamic violence , and with Obama’s Muslim background, it is not surprising that people are being murdered by the dozen. What us surprising is that Obama was allowed to intervene in the political process in Kenya. So, is it possible to blame Kenyan violence on Obama?
We must wonder where his true allegience lay.
Wow, I thought I was done with my Kenya stories. Ah, hail to his fatherland. I guess I will have to dig through my posts. Kiss more of our money goodbye. Kenya here it comes.
Don’t you just love having your money support voter I.D. in Kenya but not here at home. Yes, you had better dust off your Kenya files, my friend.
I hadn’t heard about Obama helping get Sharia in the Kenyan constitution before, how did I miss that? Judging by this weekend’s events over there it looks like it didn’t work out so well. (Or maybe he is happy about what happened.)
As far as the voter ID goes, this man has shown us that he will say or do whatever he needs to in order to promote his agenda and that means sometimes he can be contradictory and two-faced. There is no greater example of a hypocrite than Barack Obama.
“There is no greater example of a hypocrite than Barack Obama.”
Can I nominate Bill Clinton? Now about Al Gore, Jr? This could be a tough contest.
In my book, Bob, they all come up short to Obama. 🙂
Two faced and then some, isn’t he?
don’t worry…the libs will take us over the cliff for sure……..Keep up the fight!!
It’s a sad thing to watch, isn’t it, Angel?
Nothing the Obama administration does can surprise me anymore. And I am becoming very jaded about the government. Not America. The government. Big Difference. I am at the point where I just assume that they are lying to me at every turn. Benghazi was the final straw for me, esp. after seeing the video of the parents of the dead Americans during the recent house committee hearings (where most of the Dems walked out) and I thought: Why was Hillary not fired over this? Why was Obama not impeached? And sadder still, why are do the majority of American people not seem to care that it was a huge coverup?
Good work uncovering the voter ID issue in Africa. So happy my tax dollars are making sure someone has a fair election.
I hear you, Freedom. I’m equally jaded about mankind”s ability to self govern. It’s too much responsibility for most people.