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October 27, 2008

Obama: Constitution Reflects the Fundamental Flaw of America

Here's Barry Hussein Obama, Constitutional scholar, with the uhs removed:

I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the framers had that same blind spot. […The Constitution] reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.

But I'm sure the flaw isn't so fundamental that appointing a few Bill Ayers types to the Supreme Court won't straighten it out.

On a tip from Conan.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 27, 2008 9:26 AM


So what was BHO claiming the "fundamental flaw" of this country is?

Posted by: Penfold at October 27, 2008 9:56 AM

I hope those polls are wrong or there are dark times ahead.

Posted by: mpgrunt787 at October 27, 2008 10:06 AM

Van, you could add this video as an addendum to that one. I think this may be that "flaw" about which he whines.

Posted by: Lyle at October 27, 2008 10:18 AM

Amazing! But, I think I'd rather listen to Jefferson, Madison, et al., than to you, "Messiah," Marxist Chicago hack that you are. Never a word about "liberty," "property" or "security," much less about the individual -- just the same Dhimmicrat crap, fifty years or more old, albeit pure radical leftism since at least McGovern in '72.

Vote Obama-Biden and you can throw out the U.S. Constitution (they sure as hell will) -- it's "inconvenient," and "limiting" (as it was designed to be, moron!). Kiss your country "Good-bye!" -- hope you Dhimmis truly want to live in the Soviet Union, cause that's where you're going to be. Only problem: we all have to move there along with you dimwits, and we truly do not want to go there.

By the way, who the hell is Barack Hussein Obama to tell any of us what is "wrong" with this country and its founding documents? Everything about you is WRONG, BHO, so you and your Stalinist thugs can kiss my ass . . .

Posted by: jc14 at October 27, 2008 11:28 AM

Translated: The Constitution is a nice bunch of words that I admit to finding to be pretty well-written. However, I find it flawed because of my kooky upbringing-- never mind that the country was going along pretty much A-OK until social engineers with a mindset like mine got their hands in the mix-- it's just easier to say that the original document is the problem. But don't worry: my people and I will fix that up for ya real nice.

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at October 27, 2008 11:29 AM

It amuses and frightens me that so many of you are willing to take a 28 second clip and draw completely outlandish conclusions from it, with no idea of its context.

What Obama is was referring to as a "fundamental flaw" of the Constitution is that the document made economic concessions on a moral issue: slavery. In other words, slavery was not outlawed in the initial writing of the constitution because of the threatened loss of support of pro-slave states.


For the original context of the conversation (God forbid anyone would want that), go to the WBEZ public radio website, where the interview was originally conducted and is now archived. It's the Sept 6th, 2001 program entitled, "Slavery and the Constitution". The comment is made about 45 minutes into the interview, though I'd advise that you actually listen to the WHOLE THING, because not only is it a very interesting topic, but also because IT PROVIDES CONTEXT FOR HIS COMMENTS.

Posted by: FatRichie at October 27, 2008 11:49 AM

Yeah, FatRichie, you're right. He's talking about slavery. That's why he talks about how it "continues to this day."

Tell me, FatRichie, where, within the borders of the US, does slavery "continue to this day"?

ANSWER: Wealth redistribution. Taking hard-earned money away from producers, and giving it to leeches is a form of slavery. Too bad the founding fathers didn't put in more provisions against communism.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 12:08 PM

I missed signing that last one (Anonymous at October 27, 2008 12:08 PM)

Posted by: Lyle at October 27, 2008 12:10 PM

Emporer Palpatine Obama like any other liberal left-wing demacrat rejects the constitution just like under WILLIAM THE FINK

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 27, 2008 12:30 PM

I sincerely hope the red states have the common sense to secede if this racist, Marxist neophyte thugs manages to be installed in office. I'll have to move to one, but I'm willing to do it.

Posted by: NoObamunist at October 27, 2008 1:07 PM

FatRichie: The flaw, as BHO sees it, is that the government's powers are specifically limited by the Constitution such that it can't just do anything it wants, like redistributing wealth from whites to blacks as "reparations" for slavery, and allowing the courts carte blanche to "correct" social "injustices" without regard to the impact on the affected parties (like allowing judges to forgive some or all of a mortgage balance to prevent foreclosure, rather than refinancing the full amount due). One thing that leftists want more than anything else is the unfettered freedom to implement their "social justice" policies a la Communist China - just snap their fingers and it happens overnight. To be fair, there are some right-wingers who want this, too - and they are just as wrong. The Constitution separated the powers of government into three branches for the purpose of preventing abuses of this power. This is very inconvenient for anyone wanting to make changes to anything, since it requires organizing a large group of people and reaching a consensus on what is to be done. You know, that whole "will of the people" thing that our elite leaders (on both sides) would love to shove aside, since they know better than us bible-clinging gun-toting rubes anyway.

BHO can yammer on about change all he wants, but in the end he's a big-government radical leftist straight out of the 1960's. This is the Democratic playbook of the the last 30+ years at least, and business as usual in Washington. The only change involved is with the poor souls who will be forced to fund this catastrophe via higher taxes.

Posted by: CoderInCrisis at October 27, 2008 4:21 PM


your are attemptimptng to reason with people who do not believe in reason. You are attempting to rationalize with people opposed to rationality. You are asking hysterícal, semi-litearte, scared ignorants to think clearly and examine facts.

You are asking the impossible. Thes people are not interested in "context" or "logic". sorry, but you are talking to nothing more than a wall when the wingnuts to examine the facts.

Posted by: wingnutcracker at October 28, 2008 2:07 AM

before you call us uneducated, you ought to take a few basic lessons in spelling and grammar. For instance, learning how to actually spell the word "Semi- literate" before accusing us of being semi- literate would make your post look a lot less ridiculous.

Posted by: Adam at October 28, 2008 9:48 AM

When one reads the full text of the interview with Obama, it is clear that he thinks that the "blindspot" in the Constitution and in the Framers' minds was their support for the institution of slavery: "African-Americans were not — first of all they weren’t African-Americans — the Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the Framers. I think that as Richard said it was a ‘nagging problem’ in the same way that these days we might think of environmental issues, or some other problem where you have to balance cost-benefits, as opposed to seeing it as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth. And in that sense, I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the Framers had that same blind spot."

Posted by: JL at October 29, 2008 8:16 PM

Spurwing Plover,
The rest of us will be relieved to have the red states secede, but I'm afraid we will be still stuck with you just like after the first secession attempt.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 30, 2008 7:16 AM