Because Matt Drudge told them so.
GOP seizes on Obama ‘redistribution’ remarks
By ANDY BARR
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
A 2001 radio interview of Barack Obama lamenting that the Warren Court “never entered into the issues of redistribution of wealth” resurfaced on Sunday, giving conservatives and Republicans a new opportunity to pin the “socialist” label on the Illinois Democrat as the 2008 presidential campaign winds to an end. (Hear the interview)
A recording of then-state Sen. Obama speaking with Chicago public radio station WBEZ was posted Sunday on YouTube by Naked Emperor News, a conservative site that focuses on Obama videos, many related to his association with 1960s radical William Ayers.
“Obama Bombshell Audio Uncovered,” the headline on the site reads. “He wants to radically reinterpret the constitution to redistribute wealth!! Obama is discussing the best way to bring about a redistribution of wealth!!!”
Early Monday morning, the Drudge Report highlighted the video with the blaring headline “2001 OBAMA: TRAGEDY THAT ‘REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH’ NOT PURSUED BY SUPREME COURT.”
You can listen to the radio interview here. (I also linked it above)
Do I know whether he will try to “redistribute the wealth” in this country if elected President? No. Do I think he would be able to, assuming that is his true goal as a muslim-commie-sleeper candidate? No.
The President only signs legislation into law. He doesn’t create it. Even if that guy is 100% Commie Pinko Liberal, just how in the hell is he supposed to “change” the economic fabric of the country singlehandedly? That’s not what I learned on Saturday morning watching cartoons. And we all know, cartoons do not lie.
Update: Reader CJ Eder provided link to with different editing, more contextual if you will, of that fateful radio interview. Available here: www.youtube.com. The entire radio piece is here: apps.wbez.org. Good write up from the folks who actually produced the original show here: www.wbez.org.by