Skip to comments.Obama Admitted Cheating at Saddleback
Posted on 08/18/2008 9:43:16 AM PDT by Soliton
The moonbats a barking that McCain didn't hide in a cone of silence. What can this exchange mean except that Obama knew a question in advance?
REV. WARREN: Okay. This one is dear to my heart. Most people don't know that there are 148 million orphans in the world. One hundred forty-eight million kids growing up without mommies and dads. They don't need to be in an orphanage, they need to be in families, but a lot of families can't afford to take these kids in. Would you be willing to consider and even commit to doing some kind of an emergency plan for orphans like President Bush did with AIDS, almost a president's emergency plan for orphans to deal with this issue?
SEN. OBAMA: I cheated a little bit. I actually looked at this idea ahead of time, and I think it is a great idea. I think it's something that we should sit down and figure out working between non- governmental organizations, international institutions, the U.S. government and try to figure out what can we do.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...
Where does Mr. Warren get the figure 148-million orphans in the world?
His accusations of McCain where, like most other liberal accusations, just projection.
Cheaters Never Win...
So it was Obama who cheated, Not McCain. Even if McCain wasn’t inside the cone of silence, that doesn’t mean he cheated.
McCain would Never cheat. He is an honorable man and a former naval officer.
I don’t know where but that is probably pretty close to the actual number.
I have no clue
67% of statistics are made up
SEN. OBAMA: "I cheated a little bit. I actually looked at this idea ahead of time"
I suppose it's a matter of definition.... How old does one have to be before one can lose one's parents and no longer "an orphan?" I've seen the definition go as high as 18 -- the time when the kid's schooling would be complete. Not unreasonable, though I think I'd probably draw the line at 13....
At any rate ... there really are probably tens of millions of kids in Africa who meet that description ("AIDS orphans," primarily). I wouldn't be surprised to see similar numbers in places like India.
But 148 million does seem a bit high -- assuming that half the world population is 18 or under, that works out to 5% of those kids are orphans.
According to this link they were told the topics beforehand.
in a world of 6,000,000,000 people, that is 148,000,000. Or
2.46% of the world’s population.
50 million babies have been aborted in America alone.
I think some Obambi staffer probably sh*t himself when Obama said it and they sarted the whole cone of silence thing as a preemptive strike.
Barack Obama was abandoned by both his mother and father. I wonder if HE’D meet the qualification for being called an “orphan”.
Good post. Thanks!
I’m not questioning the number, I merely want to know the source.
“Ross says the whole event only came about because of the relationship Warren has with both men. He said they all agreed to assure a level field, McCain would not hear the questions or Senator Obamas answers. The pastor spoke to each candidate this week, giving the general themes. Warren decided to tell them each the first two questions in advance, about the three wisest people you know, and the biggest moral failings.”
You wouldn’t know to look into a world wide orphan problem based on “ general themes”.
I’d set it at when one can legally earn one’s own living.
Here in Caleeeeeeeforneeeeya that would be 16, in an area with less restrictive child labor laws it could be lower, although any kid much younger would surely need parental love and guidance regardless of their technical ability to survive on their own.
Thirteen isn’t a bad lower limit.
Reverend Saddleback needs to carefully study the foster parent scheme.
Most of the foster 'parents' are just in the scheme to make money. What many end up doing to these kids is evil and shameful. If states are to continue taking care of orphans and other kids that don't belong in the so-called single parent homes, then let the states reinstitute the orphanages where they'll get better care than in the foster homes.
For the rest of the questions, Warren said he gave them the topic of the questions up front, but not the actual question. So there was some room for doing some legitimate fact finding research first. Obama’s mistake here was using the term “I cheated”. Dumb choice of words.
If Gran’mama is so wise (but a bit of a typical white racist...) why haven’t we been permitted to hear her interviewed?
Orphanages worked well in America. We should have kept them.
Rush on this now.
we have baseball today instead of Rush.
a lot of evil has been perpetrated based on the claim that we were trying to confront evil.
of course he had to slip that in, blame america, i believe that he was directly referring to iraq war?
Rush is all over this. He’s not very fond of Obamessiah. LOL! I love Rush. He’s a riot.
Can you listen on line?
If they had all of that information, why do the moonbats care if McCain listened or not?
Either they had enough information in advance to guess at the questions, and if so, no problem if McCain heard some of the questions; or they didn’t and Obama somehow knew about the orphan question when he should’t have.
I am not a premium member
You can listen to any station on line. YOu don’t have to be a premium member. I’ll find you a link....
This is the station I am listening to right now.
how do the libs explain mccain’s answers to questions that obama never had due to time constraints? (obama saying a lot of words, but never really saying anything)
So many stations...www.wabcradio.com; www.wowo.com; www.wmal.com...take your pick!
Guess Obama knew it was coming.
We used to live in a town where the orphanage and the 'old folks home' were side by side.
It made the occupants of both buildings very happy as the youngsters visited.
These kids today that are bred by 'single moms' and who haven't a clue who their daddies are would be much better off (and I would feel more comfortable about knowing that my tax money was being spent on a solution such as this)if their deadbeat, welfare 'mothers' were taken out of the picture. Our nation would be much better off.
They would get a much better education too
I think the Obama-esque solution to the orphan problem is obvious: Forced adoption by middle class American families!
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