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E-mail smear taxes Obama campaign
The Politico ^ | 1/26/2008 | Ben Smith and Carrie Budoff Brown

Posted on 02/29/2008 10:54:25 PM PST by Winged Hussar

COLUMBIA, S.C. –For over a year, largely out of the media glare, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fighting a determined, low-intensity conflict against the viral e-mail that forwards the myth that Obama is a crypto-Muslim Manchurian candidate.

...The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.

Instead, most observers believe, it's a largely organic expression of a dark place in the American consciousness. And the campaign is aware it is operating in a changed media landscape in which a powerful, false idea can spread deep into the American psyche, almost entirely under the radar of the mainstream media and with no authoritative broadcast voice to put it to rest.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 501c3; antisemitism; barackhusseinobama; barackobama; chebama; christ; church; cultofobama; email; farrakhan; muslim; nobama; obama; odinga; racism; sharpton; united; viral
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If a false idea ("Obama is a Muslim") is causing this much trouble for his campaign, imagine how much damage the truth will do when circulated in a similar manner.

Obama is not a Muslim and, even if he were, it would not disqualify him from office. The TRUTH about him is far more damaging.

(1) Obama is not a Muslim, he is a member of an arguably racist church whose pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said "white America" got a "wake up call" on 9/11, and other things.

(2) Obama misused his own church's 501(c)(3) tax exempt resources by giving a speech with substantial campaign-related content. This is a matter of record in the speech that is hosted at the United Church of Christ's own Web site. Spread the word that Obama abused tax-exempt resources to support his political campaign, and has apparently gotten his church into trouble with the IRS as a result (again per UCC's Web site). http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=343 for details.

(3) Obama refused to "reject" the support of the prominent racist, Catholic-hater, and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan until Tim Russert and Hillary Clinton backed him into a corner.

(4) Obama endorsed and promoted Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, both of which have racist and anti-Semitic records. Just Google on "Freddy's Fashion Mart" and "Sharpton" for but one example.

(5) Obama solicited and obtained the endorsement of MoveOn.org, which also has a record of promoting anti-Semitism, hatred of Catholics, and 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Let's bring this phony smile on top of an empty suit down honorably and fairly, by circulating the truth about him through E-mails as described in the referenced article. When the Elephant crushes him in an electoral landslide, we can tell ourselves that we played a clean game and beat Obama, not with "smears" or "swiftboating," but with truth and honor.

1 posted on 02/29/2008 10:54:26 PM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar
a dark place in the American consciousness

Oh please. Obama's (and the Democrat Party's) unremitting exploitation of envy and hatred in the electorate comes from a far, far worse place.

2 posted on 02/29/2008 10:58:15 PM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: Winged Hussar

Ha ha ha ha. Was that supposed to be funny?


3 posted on 02/29/2008 10:59:03 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Winged Hussar
... orwards the myth that Obama is a crypto-Muslim Manchurian candidate.

If he's not then he's a reasonable facsimile of one. His proposed policies would have the same effect.

4 posted on 02/29/2008 10:59:18 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Winged Hussar

Hello, we would like to ask if you would mind participating in our opinion poll by answering a few brief questions.

1. Does it bother you that Obama is a muslim?
2. Are you impressed by Hillary Clinton’s grasp of this issues and intelect?
3. If you had to vote today, would you vote for an old angry man, a smooth talker with no public record or an experienced woman with 35 years of experience?

...and no one knows where this information is coming from.

H I L L A R Y


5 posted on 02/29/2008 11:01:29 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: Winged Hussar
"She touted herself as an atheist, and it was something she'd read about and could argue."

"My mother may have raised me as an athiest, but I'm now a devout Christian. What? You don't believe me....?"


6 posted on 02/29/2008 11:02:40 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Winged Hussar

His campaign is alot more worried about Larry Sinclair than this.


7 posted on 02/29/2008 11:04:05 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Winged Hussar
He is the 12th Imam.

8 posted on 02/29/2008 11:07:24 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Winged Hussar

Please get Obama’s take on this:

http://eakenya.org/newsevents/article.htm?id=8


9 posted on 02/29/2008 11:11:10 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: BJungNan

“1. Does it bother you that Obama is a muslim?”

No, it bothers me that he is a Soros-backed fraud who promotes and endorses racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-haters.

“2. Are you impressed by Hillary Clinton’s grasp of this issues and intelect?”

It impresses me about as much as Bill Clinton’s honesty and marital fidelity, and other nonexistent things.

“3. If you had to vote today, would you vote for an old angry man, a smooth talker with no public record or an experienced woman with 35 years of experience?”

I would vote for the one who was NOT Hillary Clinton (who also endorsed Sharpton) or Barack Obama.


10 posted on 02/29/2008 11:17:26 PM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Winged Hussar
The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.

In 24 business hours, John Kerry's war record will be unsealed so the public can finally take a look at his sterling accomplishments... What? It's true, I read it on TruthOut - didn't Fitzmas happen?

I remember when journalists reported facts, not opinions.

11 posted on 02/29/2008 11:36:01 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: sageb1

and this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1975930/replies?c=219


12 posted on 02/29/2008 11:52:41 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Winged Hussar
The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.

The refusal to admit the truth continues...

13 posted on 02/29/2008 11:56:41 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Winged Hussar
Obama says he is not Mosque-erading as a Christian.
14 posted on 03/01/2008 12:25:44 AM PST by syriacus (Democrats who prefer to fight wars from a position of weakness can't be trusted with our military.)
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To: Winged Hussar

By the way, shortly before the “demise” of the Romney campaign, Andrew McCarthy joined with him. I was a Fred Thompson supporter, but I was glad to see Romney was paying attention with the addition of McCarthy.

McCain’s terminology in re: Islamic jihad is lacking, which leads me to believe that he is of the mind that Islam has been hijacked, rather than that something is intrinsically wrong with Islam itself. McCain may want to marginalize those of us who are questioning Islam, but consider the fact that Turkey is considering reform (at least as far as the hadiths). That would not have taken place if not for those of us who are putting pressure on Islam itself.

In that light, we are right in questioning Obama’s links - whether it is his brother Roy, or his cousin Odinga, etc.


15 posted on 03/01/2008 12:58:31 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

>If he’s not then he’s a reasonable facsimile of one. His proposed policies would have the same effect.

***************

Thank you. Beat me to it.

The whole Muslim world is itching to have this guy be president. I wonder why?????!!!!


16 posted on 03/01/2008 1:10:32 AM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: pissant

Didn’t he fail the polygraph? Why would they care about him anymore?


17 posted on 03/01/2008 1:52:30 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Winged Hussar

What is wrong with hating Catholics?

/OBVIOUS SARCASM!!!!!

I do not hate Catholics, and as a Protestant I take attacks on the Catholics as an attack on Christians.


18 posted on 03/01/2008 3:22:15 AM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: denydenydeny

Obama solicited and obtained the endorsement of MoveOn.org, which also has a record of promoting anti-Semitism, hatred of Catholics, and 9/11 conspiracy theories.

after all.....he is b. HUSSEIN!!!!!!!


19 posted on 03/01/2008 4:26:07 AM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: Winged Hussar
When the Elephant crushes him in an electoral landslide, we can tell ourselves that we played a clean game and beat Obama, not with "smears" or "swiftboating," but with truth and honor.

You need to understand the meaning of so called "swiftboating" before you use it so carelessly. Those of us who were involved with bringing the truth to the American public take exception to your insinuation that it was a smear or dishonorable. You need to apologize!

20 posted on 03/01/2008 4:33:32 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: ROTB

“The whole Muslim world is itching to have this guy be president.”

Source?


21 posted on 03/01/2008 4:45:34 AM PST by BunkDetector
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To: Winged Hussar

If he is not a muslime, he does seem to have a level of comfort with muslimes and islam which is not appropriate for the a man running for President of a country that radical islam is at war with. And if the rumors that he is a muslime represent exaggerations or outright falsehoods, then cry me a river — Republicans have been putting up with rumors, innuendoes, and outright lies for years — not just on the internet, but on the evening news. Just remember the NAACP ads about Jasper TX, Dan Rather and the TX Air National Guard, and the slanderous stories about Katrina.


22 posted on 03/01/2008 4:46:35 AM PST by white trash redneck
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To: Winged Hussar
Obama was a Muslim. I am sure he has a nice place in his heart for Israel. the fact he worships at such a church shows he is Christian in name only and the churches racist foundation goes in line with Muslim bigotry.

He is a Muslim sympathizer at the very least.

I wonder if after Obama wins this nomination, the Dems wont pull the same trick they pulled in New Jersy when Torrecelli was losing in the polls so they yanked him and threw in a new candidate at the end.

23 posted on 03/01/2008 4:50:53 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Lancey Howard
I don’t believe he’s a Christian but smoking a cigarette certainly has nothing to do with being a Christian.
24 posted on 03/01/2008 4:52:21 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Winged Hussar

A “smear” is something one puts on a bagel.


25 posted on 03/01/2008 7:04:37 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Republican Wildcat

alot more to the story than that.


26 posted on 03/01/2008 7:06:42 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Winged Hussar
"...we can tell ourselves that we played a clean game and beat Obama, not with "smears" or "swiftboating," but with truth and honor.

Spare me this crap!

Only Democrats use "swiftboating" as a negative. "Swiftboating" Kerry was telling the truth about him.

27 posted on 03/01/2008 7:11:00 AM PST by airborne (For ENGLISH, press '1' . For SPANISH, hang up and learn ENGLISH!)
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To: Winged Hussar
(3) Obama refused to "reject" the support of the prominent racist, Catholic-hater, and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan until Tim Russert and Hillary Clinton backed him into a corner.

He still did NOT reject the support of Louis Farrakhan. In the debate the other night, Obama merely rejected the Anti-Jewish statements made by Farrakhan.

Big Difference. If Hillary were smart, she would continue to hammer away at Obama's relationship to Farrakhan, because the Republicans certainly will in the Fall.

28 posted on 03/01/2008 7:13:33 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: Winged Hussar

Obama may not be a Muslim now. Notice he stated he’s been a member of the Christian Church for 20 years. No mention of his childhood or where he lived and where he worshipped as a child. I have read that he attended a Catholic school in Indonesia where he was registered as a Muslim. And, also that during that phase of his life, he attended Friday prayers at a mosque with his step-father.

I do not blame him for not shouting our his conversion (if he’s truly a Christian now), because it would make him a target of a fatwah against him by the most radical islamists. Still, how can we trust a man who does not come clean, in order to halt these whispers about him? For one thing, most Christians “put on the new mantel of Christ” in that they choose a Christian name to indicate to the world that they are Christians. [Note: Bobby Jindal took a Christian name when he converted!] Barack H. Obama still clings to his Muslim names. Yet, he does not want anyone to actually call him by his complete name. He says it’s bigotry to do so. He’s being two-faced.

So, however can he be surprised that many people wonder at his true religious alliegiance, and also at his honesty?


29 posted on 03/01/2008 7:45:07 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Winged Hussar
The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.

Barf.
30 posted on 03/01/2008 7:49:02 AM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: Winged Hussar
The man was educated for a time in a whabist madressa.
31 posted on 03/01/2008 7:50:45 AM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: Winged Hussar
not with "smears" or "swiftboating," but with truth and honor.

"Swiftboating" is telling the truth and defending the honor of those who were "smeared" by John F'n Kerry.

32 posted on 03/01/2008 7:56:58 AM PST by Snardius
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To: Winged Hussar

Down is down.
The Feds weren’t picky about Capone.
For the record- he’s Muslim enough for me(by heritage if not by practice) to make him sympathetic toward the enemy of the world-Islam.

He’s touchy about his middle name because he knows it screams ‘Islamic’. So why not change it, hmmm? He should want the White House more than a middle name,right? But he’s proud of it! He wants to be a Muslim named President.
And that pride in his Islamic blood is enough for me to say ‘Hell no!’
Any and every weapon should be used against him- and if he reacts to the Islamic name and what it represents, then THAT’S one that will get the job done.


33 posted on 03/01/2008 7:59:17 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Winged Hussar
The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.

I thought he Politico was conservative. I guess not.

34 posted on 03/01/2008 8:01:11 AM PST by Fundamentally Fair (Experience Change!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
His proposed policies would have the same effect.

Which is why we focus on his policies and not what we might think his motivations are.

35 posted on 03/01/2008 8:21:54 AM PST by Fundamentally Fair (Experience Change!)
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To: BunkDetector
Source?

Absolute Proof!

36 posted on 03/01/2008 8:27:46 AM PST by Fundamentally Fair (Experience Change!)
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Sorry ‘bout that. But we have seen the picture and we know his name. And he says publicly that, if he had had his way, namesake Saddam Hussein would still be in power in Iraq. He wants to open the gates and release the terrorists from Guantanamo. He opposes monitoring terrorist communications—he was one of the few Senators to join Pelosi and the Democrat House in opposing FISA. He has received the open support of 80 terrorist defense lawyers. What are we to think? Sure looks like the Enemy Within to me.


37 posted on 03/01/2008 8:30:31 AM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: normy
I don’t believe he’s a Christian but smoking a cigarette certainly has nothing to do with being a Christian.

I agree. Hey, everybody goes through their "Sinatra phase".

38 posted on 03/01/2008 8:34:17 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

“You need to understand the meaning of so called “swiftboating” before you use it so carelessly. Those of us who were involved with bringing the truth to the American public take exception to your insinuation that it was a smear or dishonorable. You need to apologize!”

You’re right; what the Swiftboat Veterans said against Kerry was TRUE. In fact, what Genghis John the Khan said about himself (war criminal) was even worse.


39 posted on 03/01/2008 8:56:51 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Snardius

” “Swiftboating” is telling the truth and defending the honor of those who were “smeared” by John F’n Kerry.” You’re right; Genghis John the Khan couldn’t even remember whether he threw his medals away, or those of another man.


40 posted on 03/01/2008 8:58:38 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Gumdrop

http://www.sonsofapesandpigs.org/2008/02/press-release-america-is-being.html

America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama!!

“YES, MUSLIMS ARE MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH.” “WE HAVE MANY MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH WHO ARE MUSLIMS.”


41 posted on 03/01/2008 2:27:48 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: BJungNan

http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2008/02/barack-obama.html
February 27, 2008
Barack Obama and the Muslim call to prayer

On this day in 2007, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.” In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama recited, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent,” the opening lines of this prayer:

“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... “

Does this scare anyone else?????

35 posted on 03/01/2008 10:06:31 AM PST by SweetCaroline


42 posted on 03/01/2008 2:30:45 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: BunkDetector

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Googling “obama muslim popularity” got me this:

http://laotze.blogspot.com/2008/02/islams-battle-for-white-house.html

To say that Obama is popular among Muslims in Southeast Asia would be an understatement. Almost all Indonesians see Barack Hussein Obama as one of their brethren. His childhood in Indonesia, his Muslim heritage, his Muslim name, his black hair and brown eyes, his opposition to the War in Iraq and his sympathy towards the cause of Muslims around the world convinces Indonesians that Obama is one of their own. For Indonesians it is simple, if he walks like a Muslim and talks like a Muslim, then he is a Muslim.

I have not even begun to fight^H^H^H^H^Hlook.


43 posted on 03/01/2008 2:34:23 PM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: Winged Hussar
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44 posted on 03/01/2008 2:35:47 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I am of the considered opinion obama made a clear decision to accept his ethnic arab muslim heritage when he took up his muslim-arab name:

http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/barak-obama-questions-about-ethnic.html

he didn’t need to convert to anything at that ‘church’ be maintains he belongs to:

http://www.sonsofapesandpigs.org/2008/02/press-release-america-is-being.html

“YES, MUSLIMS ARE MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH.” “WE HAVE MANY MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH WHO ARE MUSLIMS.”


45 posted on 03/01/2008 2:48:14 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: ROTB

Thanks, but that’s not a news source, just somebody’s blog.


46 posted on 03/01/2008 2:57:05 PM PST by BunkDetector
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I'm the source in Southeast Asia.

And I can tell you that - yes the muslim world is itching to have this guy be president.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

47 posted on 03/01/2008 2:58:59 PM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: expatguy

bttt


48 posted on 03/01/2008 3:05:36 PM PST by firewalk
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To: expatguy

You’re the somebody.
Small world.


49 posted on 03/01/2008 3:19:38 PM PST by BunkDetector
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To: BunkDetector

FReeper Beckwith compiled the obama file:

http://www.freedomsenemies.com/_more/obama.htm


50 posted on 03/01/2008 3:19:57 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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