Update II: For those in the comments saying only Republicans care about redistrubtion of wealth, and that the poor folks who will vote for Obama want it and we are only helping Obama by exposing him as a marxist....Americans Oppose Redistributing Wealth 84% To 13%!
Update: People in the comments are asking for the original source, skeptical of the editing on this clip. Listen to it for yourself, he said what he said...no creative editing or missing context. Here is the original. Oh, and while you are at it, here is another clip of Obama stating that the Constitution is a flawed document.
For everyone that thought Obama was taken out of context, listen very closely. In a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview Obama is discussing the best way to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth.
If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I'd be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the Federal government can't do to you, but doesn't say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn't shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.
I'm not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. You know, the institution just isn't structured that way.
Jeff Goldstein summarizes:
In Obama’s America, we’ll finally be able to break free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” — and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.”
McCain should take these clips and run with them. If he highlights them the media will be forced to play them, and Obama will be pressured as well.
Update: Humorous, but scary and appropriately on topic. Will this be the new National Anthem?