Last night we posted a breaking news story which soon became the talk of cable news and is dominating talk radio today (click here). A tape of an interview Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama gave in January to The San Francisco Chronicle has him saying he wants to put the coal industry out of business. More of the tape has come to our attention since. If you haven't heard, Senator Obama admits that under his "cap and trade" proposal  . . . well, why don't you listen for yourself:

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

So, he doesn't mind mile-high energy prices? Then why was he blaming everyone and their brother for them earlier this year when oil and gas prices reached record levels? This is a man who is not afraid to speak his mind. He clearly has the most leftist agenda in modern American history; perhaps in all of American history. The question is, why aren't people taking him at his word? Senator Obama says he wants to make things fair in America. What's fair about the government targeting an industry vital to our way of life and those who work hard in such an industry? 

Here's an objective source: National Journal. It is regarded by both sides in Washington as non-partisan. (Full disclosure: Obama's press secretary worked there before joining his campaign.) It ranks Senator Obama as the most liberal senator in Congress. The startling aspect of this isn't that fact, because rankings can be relative. However, in this case, it says much that he is rated more liberal than even Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who for the record calls himself a socialist. Sanders is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats. The third most liberal senator? Joe Biden.

One more quote voters should know about: It comes from Senator Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father. Obama wrote, "I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."