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Rolling Stone Magazine (Surprise!!) endorces Obama (triple bag barf alert!)
Newsmax.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | Newsmax

Posted on 03/05/2008 9:16:15 PM PST by FUMETTI

WASHINGTON -- Rolling Stone is backing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, the first time the music magazine has endorsed a contender for the White House during the primary.

"The reason for the early choice is twofold," the editors explain in the publication's upcoming issue. "Undoing the damage of the disastrous Bush years will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation, and politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part."

The magazine has endorsed presidential candidates since 1972, beginning with Democrat George McGovern. Other recent candidates include Democrats Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry.

"Obama has emerged by displaying precisely the kind of character and judgment we need in a president: renouncing the politics of fear, speaking frankly on the most pressing issues facing the country and sticking to his principles," wrote Jann Wenner, the magazine's editor and publisher.

Wenner called Obama's rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a "capable and personable senator," but criticized the way she has run her campaign.

"Her campaign certainly proved her experience didn't count for much: She was a bad manager and a bad strategist who naturally and easily engaged in the politics of distraction, trivialization and personal attack," Wenner wrote.

Obama appears on the magazine's cover next to the headline, "Barack Obama: A New Hope." In the image, his pose his Superman-like and an aura surrounds his frame. The issue hits newsstands Friday.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; barackhusseinobama; barackobama; chebama; cultofobama; endorse; liberalmedia; messiah; nobama; obama; rollingstone
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Well, after months of bashing Bush and every GOP candidate by idiot hater writer Matt Taibbi, the biggest surprise of the year...Rolling Stone endorses Barack Hussein Obama! I mean, when was the last time the magazine had a fair, objective political article without four letter words and childish insults for the GOP candidates?
1 posted on 03/05/2008 9:16:17 PM PST by FUMETTI
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To: FUMETTI

So you want them to endorse Hillary? LOL!


2 posted on 03/05/2008 9:19:00 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: FUMETTI
Rolling Stone is backing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president

Actually, he was originally their second choice, right after this guy:


3 posted on 03/05/2008 9:20:41 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: FUMETTI

my subscription just expired, and i won’t be renewing.

i will miss the tabibi stories, he is such a loon off the deep end that his pieces were highly entertaining. sadly there are so many losers running on both sides of the aisle.


4 posted on 03/05/2008 9:21:06 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: The_Republican

I know, they will endorse the GOP candidate if the Republican endorses child sacrifice and devil worship. LOL


5 posted on 03/05/2008 9:21:08 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I read one article where they applauded Sean Penn for meeting and greeting Chavez. Rolling Stone magazine is about ass***s, written for ass***s, by ass***s, and read by ass***s.


6 posted on 03/05/2008 9:22:25 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

Well there goes the 40-65yo still acting like yuppies vote.


7 posted on 03/05/2008 9:22:28 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: KingofZion

Matt Tabbibi was to political writing as Jack Kevorkian was to resuscitation.


8 posted on 03/05/2008 9:24:02 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

My old college roommate in Texas saw Obama on Monday night at a high school in Carrolton, Tx. She said he is the candidate of the Youtube generation. She said he is very smart and eloquent with very scary ideas like he wants to pay for everyone to go to college.

She also doesn’t see McCain being able to beat him.


9 posted on 03/05/2008 9:24:22 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: bahblahbah

The Rolling Stone letters to the editor are scary. I am really worried about when the Gen Y generation takes over.


10 posted on 03/05/2008 9:24:55 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

The Old Hippie Rag passes gas.


11 posted on 03/05/2008 9:25:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (In November, we're going to be able to elect politicians who say they can change the weather. YAY!)
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To: FUMETTI

The only surprise is that they didn’t endorse Hugo Chavez for US President and call for a rapid amending of the US Constitution to allow it.


12 posted on 03/05/2008 9:25:33 PM PST by Enchante (Obama: I'll eagerly kiss Castro's cold dead ass, that's my foreign policy!!)
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"politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part."

I would not say that "politicians with gifts like Obama's" are rare. Granted, they are in Latin America or Middle East, so since Chavez and Co are ineligible to participate...
13 posted on 03/05/2008 9:25:35 PM PST by alecqss
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To: luckystarmom

I think McGovern was touted as just about the same thing to young people, in 1972.


14 posted on 03/05/2008 9:25:35 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

Ask them how that Kerry endorsement turned out.


15 posted on 03/05/2008 9:25:52 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rolling Stone still wants to be relevent...I think the last time they were relevent was when they offered free roach clips with each subscription.


16 posted on 03/05/2008 9:26:22 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

Like Rolling Stone is going to endorse a 62 year old heavy-ish white woman....???? Would we expect any less???


17 posted on 03/05/2008 9:26:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Any Rolling Stone endorsement is the kiss of death for a politician...it means one is down with the crazies and druggies and America haters.


18 posted on 03/05/2008 9:27:14 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

The letters are only coming from the handful of clueless leftards who read that piece of asswipe. Why the hell it even delves into politics at all is beyond me.


19 posted on 03/05/2008 9:29:19 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: KingofZion

I haven’t been a subscriber since the early 80s. ....which is around the last time RS was relevant.


20 posted on 03/05/2008 9:29:43 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: FUMETTI

Like Ellen Degenerate said “It’s only a question of WHICH Democrat to endorse”


21 posted on 03/05/2008 9:30:22 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: FUMETTI
I am really worried about when the Gen Y generation takes over.

I don't blame you and I'm in the Gen Y age bracket (I'm 27). If the Gen X'ers could live to be about 150 or so so that my fellow idiots don't completely take over, that would be fantastic.

22 posted on 03/05/2008 9:30:46 PM PST by GOP_Raider ("Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man" -Nietzsche)
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To: FUMETTI

23 posted on 03/05/2008 9:31:15 PM PST by ari-freedom (We need more conservatives like Buckley and fewer Coulters)
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To: FUMETTI

What about Denzel?

I need to know.


24 posted on 03/05/2008 9:32:41 PM PST by NoLibZone (Duncan Hunter- The very Govts unwilling to support us in the WOT got the Fuel Tanker Deal)
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To: lesser_satan

P J O’Rourke was the only political writer worth a damn in that magazine. The letters to the editor seem to be written by extremely angry leftists with p** and vinegar in their veins.


25 posted on 03/05/2008 9:33:05 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI
-wasn’t the rolling stone the mag who had the questionable algore cover? LOL yeah, they’re relevant.
26 posted on 03/05/2008 9:33:46 PM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: bigbob

I saw Obama dance with Ellen on her show. The sad thing is, Obama acts way more white than even Mitt Romney.


27 posted on 03/05/2008 9:34:11 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: tioga

I remember that...I think algore was showing his shortcomings in a clever way.


28 posted on 03/05/2008 9:34:36 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

Oh, well, he’s so groovy. Heh. After he’s nominated by the Democrats, Hillary’s supporters will vote against him or run around complaining about “women being disenfranchised” again. But if he could be elected, the conflicting Democrat special interest harassments might lead him to what people once called “a nervous breakdown.”


29 posted on 03/05/2008 9:35:29 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: GOP_Raider

I think you are kind of in the very late Gen X generation....but you are right, much of late Gen X and Gen Y groupings are all dumbfounding me with their philosophies.


30 posted on 03/05/2008 9:35:55 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation
**********

Who says Republicans would follow that turkey’s lead?


31 posted on 03/05/2008 9:36:37 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: FUMETTI

I think he was padding his assets.......


32 posted on 03/05/2008 9:36:37 PM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: familyop

I know, I read articles all the time how women are conflicted about voting for Hillary or not because “their time is now” and they are squandering it by voting for Obama. I just want to say, “hey ya fat libbers, stay home on election day, please.”


33 posted on 03/05/2008 9:37:52 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: Finalapproach29er

I think 90% of us Republicans see a wolf in wimp’s clothing with obama.


34 posted on 03/05/2008 9:38:48 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI
well, romney was more like the alien from outer space trying to pretend he was a real person. He did his homework, had the perfect script but there was something not quite right about it.

35 posted on 03/05/2008 9:44:18 PM PST by ari-freedom (We need more conservatives like Buckley and fewer Coulters)
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To: tioga

36 posted on 03/05/2008 9:55:24 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: robomatik

that’s the one......check out the phony packaging......he’s a fat tub now


37 posted on 03/05/2008 10:03:18 PM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: FUMETTI

What does acting white mean, anyway? If you’re talking about dancing, when is the last time you saw an Asian dance? Much less sing worth a plug nickle?

Some of these stereotypes just baffle me sometimes.


38 posted on 03/05/2008 10:07:37 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: tioga

I know, he is now truly “Fat Albert”.


39 posted on 03/05/2008 10:08:10 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I saw an Asian guy dance at a club I was at recently. Great 1970s dancing style. All the ladies wanted to dance with him.


40 posted on 03/05/2008 10:10:22 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: FUMETTI

OMG O’Rourke is one of the greatest ever, right up there with Steyn and Lileks. In retrospect, it’s hard imagine him getting published in that fishwrap.


41 posted on 03/05/2008 10:40:34 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: FUMETTI
Rolling Stone is your predictable piece of mush that squirts out of a tube and, when put between two pieces of bread, serves as a sh*t sandwich for the phony, tasteless imbeciles who read it. Aside from that, it’s really a good moronic read and for staying in tune with the hip, groovy, sick, cool, wicked, sexy, hot dang, imbecilic, music scene.
42 posted on 03/05/2008 11:19:34 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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"Undoing the damage of the disastrous Bush years will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation, and politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part."

Toke up! Your savior the putz's putz has arrived.

43 posted on 03/05/2008 11:36:16 PM PST by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: FUMETTI

Jann Wenner is also the pompous fame whore who has singlehandedly destroyed any credibility that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame might have had by taking over the board and using it to dole out honors to his hip pals instead of those who are truly deserving. This is the guy who overturned a vote in favor of inducting the Dave Clark Five so he could install rapper Grandmaster Flash instead. And we should listen to his opinions on who should be president?


44 posted on 03/06/2008 12:02:29 AM PST by HHFi
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To: FUMETTI
Rolling Stoned had a big article a little while back praising "The Real Liberal", John Edwards, but since he's gone they'll settle for the far left Obama. They gushed over Gore and Kerry in the past too, of course.
45 posted on 03/06/2008 12:05:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: FUMETTI

When Rollingstone said they wanted the person who could unite the country they really meant they wanted most far-left person they could find. The only way they want to unite the country is under some quasi-Marxist form.


46 posted on 03/06/2008 1:00:49 AM PST by driftless2
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To: FUMETTI

I get all my news from Tabitha Soren and Kurt Loader on MTV.
I will wait for their endorsements.

By the way, anyone in New Haven CT. The Zambonis and The Fleshtones are playing tonight at Cafe Nine. Do not miss this show. Could be the best live show EVER!


47 posted on 03/06/2008 8:38:31 AM PST by Holicheese (Beware your friendly air defenses!)
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Rolling Stone still wants to be relevent...I think the last time they were relevent was when they offered free roach clips with each subscription.

LOL!!! I'm holding off on my "endorsement" until a bunch of knuckleheads from the "media" show up in front of my house. I'm not holding my breath though.

48 posted on 03/06/2008 6:30:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (In November, we're going to be able to elect politicians who say they can change the weather. YAY!)
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To: HHFi

DC5 get inducted finally into the Rock N Roll Hall of fame on March 10 on Vh1. I cannot wait, this will be a great thing to see Mike Smith get the honor while he is still alive (he is in bad shape with the paralysis from 2003).

Wenner will never let the Moody Blues, Yes, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk, or any of those ilk get into the Hall of Fame. He is a jerk, frankly, and the hall will be soon polluted with rappers and pop stars instead of real rockers. Madonna is now in the Hall...what is next, Britney in 2015?


49 posted on 03/06/2008 6:41:07 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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To: Holicheese

I met Tabitha Soren in 1992 in Boston...pretty girl, really red hair...I also met Pauly Shore at the same event...that guy is a jerk, and unfunny to boot.


50 posted on 03/06/2008 6:42:27 PM PST by FUMETTI (Hillary, burn those pantsuits)
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