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Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book
CBS Chicago ^ | Feb. 10, 2008

Posted on 02/10/2008 3:59:48 PM PST by COUNTrecount

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Barack Obama topped a Clinton in another contest on Sunday -- the Grammys.

The presidential candidate beat both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to win best spoken word album for his audio version of his book "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream."

Clinton was nominated for his book "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World" and Carter for "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World." Also nominated was Maya Angelou and Alan Alda.

Sens. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are battling for the Democratic nomination for president; both have won key states, though Obama has the most recent wins, capturing the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state on Saturday.

Though Clinton and Carter lost, they both have won the category before (Clinton, twice). And Hillary Rodham Clinton took home a Grammy in 1996 for her audio version of the book, "It Takes A Village."


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1 posted on 02/10/2008 3:59:50 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

And the Cult grows...


2 posted on 02/10/2008 4:00:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: COUNTrecount

Oh please. How revolting.


3 posted on 02/10/2008 4:03:15 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: Army Air Corps

I am shocked that anyone is shocked.


4 posted on 02/10/2008 4:03:55 PM PST by Perdogg (Vice President Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: COUNTrecount
I heard he is very articulate and clean.
5 posted on 02/10/2008 4:07:11 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Also nominated was Maya Angelou and Alan Alda. “

My first take was, “Only liberals need apply.” But then I thought hey, Liberals are so dumb they don’t/won’t read so it is the only way to pass the stupidity.


6 posted on 02/10/2008 4:08:37 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: BallyBill

“articulate and clean”

So is Dumbo but I would’t want Dumbo for president. Oh, but the Obama ears!


7 posted on 02/10/2008 4:10:20 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hitler had a best selling book as well.


8 posted on 02/10/2008 4:10:54 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: BallyBill

I heard he is a chain smoker. Don’t know if it’s true.


9 posted on 02/10/2008 4:13:05 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: COUNTrecount

He will win the Nobel Prize for best fictional audio book next year.


10 posted on 02/10/2008 4:14:42 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: COUNTrecount

Oh bother. Wait until this Grammy winner tries to inspire us out of the burst housing bubble and subsequent financial collapses. I’m sure that his years of “community organizing” (whatever that is) and four years in the Senate will be a deep well of experience which he can apply to produce sound policy. Not to mention the various threats to our security, both abroad and on our borders.

Yes, these adulatory knick-knacks go a long way to assure me that he would do a “bang-up job” as President.

As bad as Carter was, at least he deregulated trucking, airlines, and probably would have agreed to cut marginal tax rates had he been re-elected. I can’t find a single redeeming point among Obama’s position statements.


11 posted on 02/10/2008 4:14:57 PM PST by oblomov (Today's GOP brings to mind Nietzsche's statement, "When something is slipping, push it!")
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To: Rome2000

“Hitler had a best selling book”

Yes, Hitler was a very articulate public speaker and mezemorized crowds, to the extent that woman held their babies out to be kissed just like Obama.


12 posted on 02/10/2008 4:16:48 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Gee, in one year, the Oscars and Grammys have had any pretense of being awarded for artistry stripped from them, and have become like the British Turner Prize, now awarded only to those who use feces as a medium.


13 posted on 02/10/2008 4:18:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: oblomov
“four years in the Senate will be a deep well of experience which he can apply to produce sound policy”

It just really perturbs me that Jack Ryan the Republican candidate Obama ran against gave the election to Barak. I think only in dirty Illinois could Obama be elected to the senate based on his experience/qualifications.

14 posted on 02/10/2008 4:21:34 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Rennes Templar
I heard he is a chain smoker. Don’t know if it’s true.

Don't know about him being a "chain" smoker but he does smoke cigarettes. He has admitted as much.

15 posted on 02/10/2008 4:28:20 PM PST by Drew68
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To: COUNTrecount

But the Left insists there is no blacklist against conservatives in Hollyweird.

“McCarthy” was an amateur compared to these Stalinists.


16 posted on 02/10/2008 4:30:27 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Turner would not win the Turner Prize today. He wouldn’t even be in the running.


17 posted on 02/10/2008 4:33:17 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Drew68

“He has admitted as much.”

He is an admitted Christian. Hard to believe but that is what he believes.


18 posted on 02/10/2008 4:33:36 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: COUNTrecount
And in other news Canadian rockers Rush lost their 5th nomination ever for the Grammys tonight as well in pre-televised ceremonies in favor of a Bruce Springsteen instrumental.
19 posted on 02/10/2008 4:36:10 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Our memories remind us, Maybe road life's not so bad...)
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To: COUNTrecount

It’s got to be just a coincidence how Liberal DemocRATS ALWAYS “win” this Grammy, huh? (wink wink). I guess they are better at spewing the BS than conservative GOPers are.


20 posted on 02/10/2008 4:46:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (300 million people in this country and the best we can do is Clinton, Obama and McCain? Geeesh!!!)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe
And here are his beliefs. Substitute "black" wiuth "white" and see if those ideas would be acceptable to the MSM.
21 posted on 02/10/2008 4:47:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

wiuth = with


22 posted on 02/10/2008 4:47:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: COUNTrecount
Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book

What was the word?

23 posted on 02/10/2008 4:49:17 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: COUNTrecount
Oh, for gawd sakes this just starting to get stupid.
24 posted on 02/10/2008 4:53:57 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Lets not overlook that Obama has also topped Clinton in constitutionally unauthorized federal spending, his liberal voting record in the Senate for '07, and evidently his stance on abortion too.

Obama beat Clinton for the top person for constitutionally unauthorized federal spending as evidenced by the following page.

http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/blogs/investorcentric/2008/02/presidential-candidate-budget-analysis.html
This post (<-click), although addressing a tax related thread, tells how constitutionally clueless federal "leaders" like Obama are foolishly carrying on the 10th A.-ignoring federal spending practices of FDR.

(Anybody who feels inclined to comment about the above post, please do so in this thread.)

And one organization regards Obama as the most liberal voting senator of '07.

http://nj.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/
And this post reflects on Obama's extremist pro-choice stance.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18647
Yes, Obama evidently excels over Clinton in many things.
25 posted on 02/10/2008 4:54:11 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

Maya Angelo from what I have seen of her regardless of what others say...she is a decent woman.

I might not agree with her politics of which I don’t know only what I read here.

I have seen her stand up for and talk to the younger black generation about her shame of how they have grasped a material pop world and the direspect they show to each other.

From the little I have heard her speak she is a woman who knows suffering and has perservered to become the woman she is and have to believe she is a God fearing woman.

From the little I know of her.


26 posted on 02/10/2008 5:10:45 PM PST by Global2010 (Election 2008 like playin Shoots and Ladders (ages 5 and up))
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To: Grizzled Bear
What was the word?

"Change"

27 posted on 02/10/2008 5:12:52 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Liberals have destoyed every institution they control.

Much of America has been wrecked.


28 posted on 02/10/2008 5:16:32 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: COUNTrecount

He is articulate. ;) lol


29 posted on 02/10/2008 5:17:24 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Does anyone else have a problem with the phrasing of the title: "The Audacity of Hope?"

Perhaps someone better educated in the rules of grammar could enlighten me, but it should read "The Audacity to Hope." "Hope" is not a person and, therefore, cannot be audacious. But the latter phrasing would refer to an implied subject capable of possessing this trait.

I just hate when politicians throw around words arbitrarily that sound profound but don't actually make any sense.
30 posted on 02/10/2008 5:21:45 PM PST by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: Rennes Templar

he is....Michelle said the daughters said he stinks cause of cigs


31 posted on 02/10/2008 5:22:26 PM PST by advertising guy (if computer skills named us , I'd be backspace ,delete.)
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To: COUNTrecount

So, let me get this right. The category was “spoken word album,” and the nominees were Obama, Clinton, Carter, Angelou, and Alda.


32 posted on 02/10/2008 7:29:07 PM PST by lainie ("You had your time, you had the power, you've yet to have your finest hour" (Roger Taylor, 1984))
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