Now this doesn’t surprise me at all. It may surprise a few people though. The bottom line is that when Obama was first running for office he filled out a questionnaire which shows his views on abortion, gun control and other key issues are to the left of Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and perhaps Karl Marx.

But what catches my attention is not the responses. I have known Barack Obama is a socialist control-freak since he first appeared on the political scene. Anyone who cares to look can see his voting record, it’s the most liberal of any of the candidates who ran for President, and one of the most liberal in the Senate. No, what catches my attention is how Obama attempted to blame his “staff” on having incorrectly filled out the survey when the final version of it appears to have handwritten notes from Obama himself.

It appears that casual ability to lie on important matters is not restricted to Hillary, Bill, Al Gore and John Kerry. I’m starting to wonder if it’s simply a dominant trait in the liberal gene pool.

Obama had greater role on liberal survey – Kenneth P. Vogel – Politico.com
During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion– positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he’s projected during his presidential campaign.

The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.

Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire.

They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize(d) his position.”

But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it. And it found that Obama – the day after sitting for the interview – filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes adding to one answer.