The endorsements Obama loves (not really)
BY: JUDSON PHILLIPS                                                   

As a rule, politicians love endorsements. They often trumpet the endorsements they receive.

As a rule, voters can tell something about a candidate by the endorsements he or she receives.

President Barack Obama has some endorsements that are probably not going to be showing up on the front page of his campaign website. It would be great if Bob Schieffer would cite these endorsements during the last debate, but it probably won’t happen.

Who are these endorsers that Obama would prefer America not know about.

Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela, has endorsed Obama.  So has Cuba’s Raul Castro. Does anyone really believe that these two want America to be strong?  If they think Obama is a great choice, what does that say about the president?

Vladimir Putin of Russia has endorsed Barack Obama.  You remember Putin?  He’s the one that Barack Obama was talking about when he told Dmitri Medvedyev that he needed some space until after the election, and then he would have flexibility to help Putin.

Putin is the resurrection of the old Soviet empire. Does anyone think he wants a strong America?  Does anyone think that Putin wants an America that would compete with Russia?

If Putin is endorsing Obama, what does that say about the president?

These three endorsements are bad enough.  They should be enough to send voters fleeing Obama en masse to Mitt Romney.  There is another one that is just as bad, if not worse.

The Communist Party of the United States has endorsed Barack Obama.

Isn’t that special. The Communist Party is the same group that aided and abetted our enemies during the Cold War. Its members cheered dictators around the world.  They are the ones who support the ideology that has killed somewhere near 1 billion people in the last century, through war, poverty and persecution. These people want to overthrow the United States and replace it with a socialist dictatorship.

And these people think Barack Obama should be re-elected?

You can tell a lot about people by their friends.

Barack Obama’s friends provide plenty of reasons not to re-elect him to another term.