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Lileks: Medved and Hewitt ask Obama supporters why they support him
LILEKS (James) the Bleat ^ | February 20, 2008 | James Lileks

Posted on 02/21/2008 10:45:16 AM PST by EveningStar

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On the radio today Medved and Hewitt both asked Obama supporters to call and say why they were supporting their man. Specifics, please. The replies were rather indistinct...

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This stuff is a hoot. :)
1 posted on 02/21/2008 10:45:17 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I wonder if Conservative/Republicans have JUMPED THE GUN in ganging up on Obama.

Hildabeast is far from being done, but the assumption is made that she is.

The fact that Republicans/Conservatives have focused all their attacks on Obama, may infact end up reviving their most hated enemy - Hildabeast.

I get the sense that we started this barrage a little too soon......we are helping Hildabeast here.


2 posted on 02/21/2008 10:48:31 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: EveningStar
He will meet with the Iranians, personally, and conduct a frank personal interrogation about their nuclear intentions

Oooo, stern language?

3 posted on 02/21/2008 10:49:05 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: EveningStar

hate to agree at all with Hillary and those people, but......

I think part of Obama’s appeal is that he speaks very well, and speaks in enough generalities that people come way thinking they support his stands on issues, though they don’t know what those issues are. And part of Obama’s appeal is the strong ABC vote (anybody but Clinton) which exists among Democrats too, it’s not just a Republican thing to dislike the Clintons.


4 posted on 02/21/2008 10:50:34 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Puppage

obama would simply say to the iranians “yes we can”...problem solved, what a guy !


5 posted on 02/21/2008 10:50:57 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: The_Republican

I think that having hildabeast and obammarama in a tie going into the convention is the best result, with hildabeast cheating to win the nomination via the Florida and Michigan delegates.


6 posted on 02/21/2008 10:51:07 AM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: EveningStar

So little is really known about this guy, who mainly spouts beautifully framed platitudes, that the Dim base is projecting their ideal candidate on him.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 10:52:03 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar

Very funny and simultaneously depressing.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 10:52:39 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: EveningStar
I do not understand why that many support B.H. Obama. I come up with nothing. Many support him because they are told to do it by media. Other fans because he is black or has a good voice or is the only candidate who acts nice and has no sordid personal life. But now there is a scandal brewing.

I also do not understand why people support nasty Hillary or nasty and loony tunes John McCain. McCain's defense against the latest scandal today was a hoot and Cindy could not keep a straight face. He seems to be running out of steam.

9 posted on 02/21/2008 10:54:12 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: The_Republican

A Hillary comeback is the best thing for the GOP. A brokered convention will rip their party apart, and keep a lot of them home in November.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 10:54:39 AM PST by squidly
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To: EveningStar
The answers to this question will ultimately be Barry O's undoing.

The man has done nothing, stands for nothing, and his core values are those of Fidel Castro.

Smells like a loser in November to me.
11 posted on 02/21/2008 10:56:17 AM PST by Antoninus (How did you come to Barack?)
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12 posted on 02/21/2008 10:56:25 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: squidly

At this point....VOTE for Hillary!


13 posted on 02/21/2008 10:56:45 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: EveningStar; Incorrigible; 70times7; admiralsn; Aeronaut; alwaysconservative; AnnaZ; Archangel86; ..
The Bleat


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14 posted on 02/21/2008 10:57:05 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Could it be that Obama has Out-Clintoned...the Clintons. About FEELING their pain?


15 posted on 02/21/2008 10:57:22 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: The_Republican

Yes, we should hold our fire on Obama until March 5, presuming he clinches the nomination in the Ohio and Texas primaries.
She has age and treachery on her side, so one can’t be too careful.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 10:57:38 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Peel back tabs for tagline. Do not remove this label. Obey.)
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To: apocalypto
"I do not understand why that many support B.H. Obama. I come up with nothing."

Well, there's his wife:
Her optimism and patriotic spirit are an inspiration to us all!
</sarc>

17 posted on 02/21/2008 10:57:53 AM PST by Redbob (WWJBD: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: EveningStar

Those who follow Obama are byproducts of our education system which has produced a bunch of well-speaking morons devoid of wisdom and common sense.


18 posted on 02/21/2008 10:58:51 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: kingattax
obama would simply say to the iranians “yes we can”...problem solved, what a guy !

Oh, come on. He's got serious plans. They are as follows:

For dealing with the economy = change.

For dealing with Iran = hope

For fixing the healthcare system = change

For ending our dependence on foreign oil = hope

For fixing race relations = change

For fixing Social Security = hope

Repeat as needed for all other issues.
19 posted on 02/21/2008 10:59:50 AM PST by Antoninus (How did you come to Barack?)
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To: Puppage

He will meet with the Iranians, personally, and conduct a frank personal interrogation about their nuclear intentions

And, in turn, since he is half Muslim, Iran tells him the truth about their intentions. Armed with the truth, he will return to America to share the good news that Iran has no intention of bombing the hell out of the US. RRRRRiiiight!


20 posted on 02/21/2008 11:01:50 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: EveningStar
But compromise is impossible when you have a fundamental differences about the proper way to solve a problem.

Even more impossible when you have fundamental differences on what the problems are!

21 posted on 02/21/2008 11:02:48 AM PST by maryz
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To: The_Republican

I’ll second that


22 posted on 02/21/2008 11:03:50 AM PST by devistate one four (nam '68)
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To: colorado tanker
So little is really known about this guy, who mainly spouts beautifully framed platitudes, that the Dim base is projecting their ideal candidate on him.

Yeah, sort of like the deaf-mute guy in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter -- he didn't speak but looked kind and serious and everyone just projected their own hopes and longings on him.

23 posted on 02/21/2008 11:05:39 AM PST by maryz
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To: EveningStar

It’s easy, Obama brings HOPE back to the country and offers CHANGE. He’s also for the FUTURE. It’s a great combination.


24 posted on 02/21/2008 11:07:04 AM PST by 1Old Pro (I feel sooo calm, that I'll probably forget to vote for McLame.)
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To: dynachrome
I think that having hildabeast and obammarama in a tie going into the convention is the best result, with hildabeast cheating to win the nomination...

I've done what I can to help her, hehehe. Remember, Texas is an "open primary". The dems picked our candidate for us. I'll do what I can to "help" the dems! If that "help" ultimately results in a melt-down at their convention, well, so be it! Good popcorn!

25 posted on 02/21/2008 11:08:47 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: EveningStar
why they were supporting their man(Obama)

Are you kidding? I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that’s a storybook, man.
26 posted on 02/21/2008 11:09:09 AM PST by BJClinton (Cthulu '08. Why vote for a lesser Evil?)
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To: EveningStar

Not many people can name anything Hussein has done, including TX State senator kirk watson (LIBERAL) - (D) Austin

http://www.primetimepolitics.com/primetime/site/video/name_me_one_thing_barack_obama_has_accomplished/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzFOOcEQtP0


27 posted on 02/21/2008 11:09:27 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: The_Republican
You are exactly right.

Don’t shoot until you see the whites of Obama’s eyes.

Medved is helping Hillary. Yeah, I’m talking to you Michael Medved!

We all need to chill out on Obama until he slays the Hildebeast.

28 posted on 02/21/2008 11:11:51 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Super delegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: EveningStar

He will give us hope by giving us hope:
Huh


29 posted on 02/21/2008 11:12:04 AM PST by Billg64
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I think part of Obama’s appeal is that he speaks very well, and speaks in enough generalities that people come way thinking they support his stands on issues

Clearly, he's a gifted speaker. However, he speaks in nothing more than platitudes. How can one support his stance on any issues when he never mentions them?

30 posted on 02/21/2008 11:12:29 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: maryz
Yeah, sort of like the deaf-mute guy in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter -- he didn't speak but looked kind and serious and everyone just projected their own hopes and longings on him.

Yep. The key to beating this guy will be to define him for what he is, a far leftie, but do it in a way that deflects to the maximum extent the inevitable charges of racism.

31 posted on 02/21/2008 11:13:27 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: The_Republican

doubt it unless the Slime Hit Piece on McCain was a prelude the piece it will run on the Unsubstantiated but illicit homosexual affair between Obama and the lobbyist head of the CCUA.


32 posted on 02/21/2008 11:14:42 AM PST by tomnbeverly (U.S. Military; rescuing the world from mysticism and tyranny one jihadist at a time.)
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To: squidly

But, that analysis is based on democrats having integrity.


33 posted on 02/21/2008 11:15:50 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Super delegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: EveningStar
Epitomized by Susan Sarandon:
Longtime liberal actress Susan Sarandon gushed about her support of Barack Obama, saying she definitely would vote for him for president. Then she added the capper: "I can't wait to see what he stands for."

34 posted on 02/21/2008 11:18:23 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: EveningStar

Tom Lykis had a segment on his show yesterday called “Chicks on Politics”. He asked female Obama supporters to call in and give their reasons why. He ended up roasting them, particularly on universal health care (”who’s going to pay for it?”).


35 posted on 02/21/2008 11:18:26 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“She has age and treachery on her side, so one can’t be too careful.”

One of the best lines I’ve heard in a long time! Excellent.


36 posted on 02/21/2008 11:18:34 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: colorado tanker

“but do it in a way that deflects to the maximum extent the inevitable charges of racism.”

Are you for real... That is impossible because Obama is running as the candidate of entitlements to the victims, the underprivledged and minorities. The first time you question a single entitlement program you are going to be accused of racism and not wanting the low income min to get ahead ... This is a no win for Conservatives... Obama’s team led by his very own version of Che Guevera (Jesse Jackson) are waiting in the wings with baited breath.


37 posted on 02/21/2008 11:18:58 AM PST by tomnbeverly (U.S. Military; rescuing the world from mysticism and tyranny one jihadist at a time.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It feels great to vote against Hillary. Try it! You’ll see.


38 posted on 02/21/2008 11:19:28 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Super delegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: kingattax

obama would simply say to the iranians “yes we can”...problem solved, what a guy !
________________________________________

Ahmadinejad’s slogan in his election in Iran was “It’s possible, and we can do it” . . . no kidding.


39 posted on 02/21/2008 11:20:15 AM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: Bitsy

The mullahs in Iran would consider Barack Hussein Obama as a Muslim who has strayed from the reservation and became a “Christian.” Such a conversion is punishable by death in Iran.


40 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:05 AM PST by gpapa (Kill the terrorists, protect the borders, punch the hippies)
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To: Puppage
How can one support his stance on any issues when he never mentions them?

I got your answer for ya right here! Most of his supporters don't know about the major issues, they just have major issues.
41 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:07 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: tomnbeverly
The drive-bys and Dims will eventually get to the place where merely running a candidacy against Obama will be deemed racist. But I think it will likely get so ridiculous that it will spur a backlash.
42 posted on 02/21/2008 11:21:57 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar

How serious can you expect someone to be who drives a Honda Element and can’t remember where he last left his garage door remote?


43 posted on 02/21/2008 11:23:08 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: BJClinton

ohhh I think i’m going to faint.


44 posted on 02/21/2008 11:23:18 AM PST by lakeman
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To: EveningStar

Obama will be the next President. We are getting what we deserve.

Conservatism will rescue us from the mess Obama and Reid and Pelosi and the RINOs will create.

I survived Carter and an overwhelming Democrat majority.

We got Reagan, who always said that there must be a pony under all that horses**t we had to endure.
2012 will be a great year!


45 posted on 02/21/2008 11:23:41 AM PST by oldbill
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To: TexasRedeye

You fed the beast? OMG. May God have mercy on your soul.


46 posted on 02/21/2008 11:24:14 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Super delegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: Antoninus

You forgot the third leg of his political stool—dream.


47 posted on 02/21/2008 11:26:03 AM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: colorado tanker

If you vote against Hillary you will be labeled a sexist by your own wife.


48 posted on 02/21/2008 11:26:42 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Super delegates = The Guardian Council)
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To: EveningStar
Basically it is not much more than he is much more likable than Hillary. Voters like that. She has a problem. If she goes negative, she is perceived as even less likable.
49 posted on 02/21/2008 11:26:59 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Greg F

what a koinkydink


50 posted on 02/21/2008 11:29:37 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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