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Obama slams smear photo (Hillary forces Obama to wear Muslim garb)
Politico ^ | 2/25/2008 | mike allen

Posted on 02/25/2008 2:44:10 PM PST by tobyhill

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accused the Clinton campaign Monday of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear.

Plouffe was reacting to a banner headline on the Drudge Report saying that aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) had e-mailed a photo calling attention to the African roots of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

"The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat front-runner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya," the Drudge Report said. The photo created huge buzz in political circles and immediately became known as "the 'dressed' photo," reflecting the Drudge terminology.

Plouffe said in a statement: “On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world," said Plouffe.

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KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; chebama; cultofobama; husseinobama; nobama; obama; somalielder
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1 posted on 02/25/2008 2:44:11 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

RUSH: They've positioned him so he cannot be critiqued.

The Obama Campaign Brilliance
2 posted on 02/25/2008 2:45:40 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tobyhill

fearmongering, eh? What would we have to fear from a president with a Muslim upbringing?


3 posted on 02/25/2008 2:45:54 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the model prescribes the required behavior. disincentives ensure compliance.)
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To: tobyhill

Wow this is hugh and series.


4 posted on 02/25/2008 2:46:02 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: tobyhill
osama should just make sure this pic gets out

it's only fair.

5 posted on 02/25/2008 2:46:49 PM PST by Liberty2007 (I AM AWESOME , The best thing on Talk radio----Michael Savage)
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To: tobyhill
osama should just make sure this pic gets out

it's only fair.

6 posted on 02/25/2008 2:46:50 PM PST by Liberty2007 (I AM AWESOME , The best thing on Talk radio----Michael Savage)
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To: tobyhill

Why should we be “afraid” to see Obama dressed in African garb as he visits family there?

I think I’d be more scared to see him in Holland in wooden shoes and blonde braids, with a little red-checked apron over his lace dress.


7 posted on 02/25/2008 2:46:55 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Miss Didi

Hillary might as well go all out now because she’s about toast. Hail Mary pass time.


8 posted on 02/25/2008 2:47:41 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Miss Didi

The photo does remind me of a baby shower game where everyone tries to guess just how many sheets of toilet paper it will take to wrap around the pregnant woman’s belly.


10 posted on 02/25/2008 2:48:30 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: tobyhill
How is it a SMEAR photo if it is an authentic photo?
11 posted on 02/25/2008 2:48:41 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee is such a loser he does not even recognized he lost a long time ago.)
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To: tobyhill

What smear! It’s his damned photo! He posed for it! He dressed up in the Muslim outfit for it!

Besides, a smear is something one puts on a bagle.


12 posted on 02/25/2008 2:48:45 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: tobyhill

13 posted on 02/25/2008 2:48:48 PM 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: the invisib1e hand

“fearmongering, eh? What would we have to fear from a president with a Muslim upbringing?”

This is where the Obama campaign’s response surprised me. They are admitting that looking like a Muslim inspires fear in Americans. You would think Muslims would be outraged. They are so easily offended, as we know.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 2:49:01 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
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To: tobyhill
Rush was giving her good pointers today...


RUSH: Stay in and tear apart the fractious Democrat Party.

Fight On, Mrs. Clinton!
15 posted on 02/25/2008 2:49:03 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’ll try not to lose my head over it.


16 posted on 02/25/2008 2:49:09 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Miss Didi

Rush and I hope TGO hits it right tonight. There are efforts to make Obama off-limits.


17 posted on 02/25/2008 2:49:46 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: elizabetty
If it’s something the MSM doesn’t like it’s a smear just like how John McCain smeared the NY Times. /s
18 posted on 02/25/2008 2:50:37 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: SaxxonWoods
This is where the Obama campaign’s response surprised me. They are admitting that looking like a Muslim inspires fear in Americans. You would think Muslims would be outraged. They are so easily offended, as we know.

I don't know if a populace on kool-aid can discern such subleties. We'll see if CAIR weighs in. Have they endorsed him yet?

It isn't as if he blasphemed the prophet Moe.

19 posted on 02/25/2008 2:51:07 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the model prescribes the required behavior. disincentives ensure compliance.)
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To: tobyhill

“Methinks he doth protest too much...”


20 posted on 02/25/2008 2:51:15 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Yaelle
Why should we be “afraid” to see Obama dressed in African garb as he visits family there?

Because it's not African garb and he's not in Kenya.

That photo was taken in Somalia and he's dressed as a Muslim. I am not 100% sure, but I believe that outfit is a Berber costume - - experts?
21 posted on 02/25/2008 2:51:55 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Old Sarge

If there’s one picture of this kind of pose then I guarantee there’s a lot more. Hillary knows the game, drip, drip, drip,,,


22 posted on 02/25/2008 2:53:01 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Beckwith
I am not 100% sure, but I believe that outfit is a Berber costume - - experts?

I didn't see a berber. If I did, I'd presume it was on "stune."

23 posted on 02/25/2008 2:53:06 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the model prescribes the required behavior. disincentives ensure compliance.)
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To: Liberty2007

I always assumed that was a Photoshop.


24 posted on 02/25/2008 2:53:47 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Waiting for tagline...)
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To: Beckwith

I thought this was berber.

25 posted on 02/25/2008 2:56:27 PM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: tobyhill

Was Obama’s father an ethnic Somali?


26 posted on 02/25/2008 2:56:31 PM PST by Shermy (Huckabee in the Cayman Islands while his wife was in a Las Vegas casino. $$ Laundromat by wire??)
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To: tobyhill

IN 52 SECS WHY BARACK OBAMA CANNOT WIN A GENERAL ELECTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs


27 posted on 02/25/2008 2:56:44 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: tobyhill

That headgear sure looks Muslim to me. Somali Elder? Or Muslim sheikh?

The tribe he’s related to is Muslim, his father and his cousin Odinga were/are Muslim, and I presume that’s where this picture was taken.


28 posted on 02/25/2008 2:57:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MurryMom
...accused the Clinton campaign Monday of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear.

Well, the Beast does have his FBI file. (And probably yours, too.)

29 posted on 02/25/2008 2:57:50 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Beelzebubba

You assumed wrong.


30 posted on 02/25/2008 2:57:58 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: CougarGA7

That is a rug made by a Berber - - ergo, Berber rug.


31 posted on 02/25/2008 2:58:40 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Morgana

ROFLOL.


32 posted on 02/25/2008 2:59:17 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Cicero

Taken in Somalia - - you are spot on about the outfit.


33 posted on 02/25/2008 2:59:35 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Libloather; MurryMom
Where’s Murrymom?
34 posted on 02/25/2008 3:00:02 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: CougarGA7

No, that’s Hillary’s lunch.


35 posted on 02/25/2008 3:00:13 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Beckwith

I didn’t know Stainmaster was a Berber owned company.


36 posted on 02/25/2008 3:00:44 PM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: CougarGA7
I'm sure you meant Babar...

Big ears. From Africa. Wants to be King..

37 posted on 02/25/2008 3:01:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tobyhill
By going batsh@t over this, Obama is just highlighting it and maybe making it into an MSM story. Doesn’t sound like good tactics to me.
38 posted on 02/25/2008 3:01:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Miss Didi
Remember this guy...?


39 posted on 02/25/2008 3:05:22 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: tobyhill
They’re just ticked because he looks like a dork. Embracing radical islam has been a hallmark of the liberals for many, many years.
40 posted on 02/25/2008 3:07:52 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: tobyhill

If she is fear-mongering, then why did Obama jump to say he was not Muslim when those accusations surfaced?


41 posted on 02/25/2008 3:08:21 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: tobyhill
Why does Hillary think the photo will hurt Obama with Democrats?

It won't!

She can't get it through her head that the only way she can beat Obama is by appealing to the Democratic base is getting on his Left, which is impossible to do.

42 posted on 02/25/2008 3:10:33 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: tobyhill
Where’s Murrymom?

Last time I saw her, she was in the front row of an Obama concert.


43 posted on 02/25/2008 3:10:47 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

LOL.


44 posted on 02/25/2008 3:12:52 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: fortheDeclaration
This photo won’t but I guarantee there’s more. It’s the drip, drip, drip, effect showing Obama the Muslim he is.
45 posted on 02/25/2008 3:14:32 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill
Over here
46 posted on 02/25/2008 3:18:33 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: elizabetty; All
"How is it a SMEAR photo if it is an authentic photo?"

Yeah!!! I wanna know that too!!

Gay Obama

47 posted on 02/25/2008 3:20:38 PM PST by musicman
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To: tobyhill
This photo won’t but I guarantee there’s more. It’s the drip, drip, drip, effect showing Obama the Muslim he is.

It won't hurt him with the Democrats, who are unconcerned about such things.

It might hurt him in the General election, which is why Democrat leaders have to be very worried about the Clintons staying in the race.

48 posted on 02/25/2008 3:22:25 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: musicman

That must be the traditional Gay Garb he’s just showing respect for.


49 posted on 02/25/2008 3:24:38 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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