Skip to comments.OBAMA SLAYS HIS 'MONSTER'
Posted on 03/08/2008 10:02:30 AM PST by SkyPilot
March 8, 2008 -- A top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama resigned yesterday after calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster."
Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard prof who posed last summer for a glamorous pictorial in Vogue, came under fire after firing off the insult. She further embarrassed Obama by saying his plan to withdraw from Iraq could become inoperative if he wins the White House.
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Not your typical looking democrat.
Looks like John Kerry in drag.
“Not your typical looking democrat.”
Well, she did get ‘fired’.
There is a mix of sadness and resentment in her eyes.
Baby’s got neck.
Look closely - this gal has that typical hang dog look in her eyes and face...
They simply can’t mask that deep down displeasure with everything....
Down turned lips, eye brows and permanent frown lines.....
Nope — she’s a typical Democrat Leftist. Just not as brown bag ugly as most..
She should be fired for such a comment. It’s an insult to monsters.
How sad that a liberal speaks the truth and has to resign because of it. It must really hurt to hold back all that truth on a regular basis. Maybe that’s why she looks so sad in these pictures.
Sounds like a euphemism for something else.
He killed his wife?
That's one fine lookin' babe. Why, If I wasn't married...
That is what has been missing from this kerfuffle. The important question has not yet been asked, so far as I know, by anyone in the drive by:
"Senator Obama, is it true, then, that you deny that Senator Clinton is a monster? Despite overwhelming evidence going back more than twenty years that she is, indeed, a monster?"
This is man bites dog stuff.
No wonder she's an empty headed Demoncrat.
Surprised Bill hasn’t “hit it”.
Get a big head and you get slapped down.
Hillaries from the id.
Had to fix that.
DemocRAT version of Anne Coulter?
Obama's newly picked Military adviser said a year ago in an interview in a Third Planet Report/Interview, that he, Gen. McPeak, did not support a withdrawal with time table announced! for the obvious safety reasons. He did support a withdrawal intelligently. But then who has not. McPeak wanted to stop building bases (12 mol)immediately as only what he considered monuments to the war in Iraq. McPeak wanted to shut down Abu grab prison and "plant a garden", as he saw it as bad diplomacy after The Infamous Photos were shown around the world, saying they would show up in textbooks of Arab school children and saw an everlasting negative reminder for keeping the prison open. So if Obama has picked the General as his adviser, he must be aware of the General's opinions.
Do not think this person is the only one that has called Hillary a Monster, but was dumb for public record.
General McPeak Interview Video .. which might be good for reference in addressing the war with Obama.
Sounds like a euphemism for something else.
That was after he choked his chicken.
"Okay Samantha, go out there and be honest and speak your mind and after I fire you for it I promise you a lucrative future after I am POTUS".
President elect Obama.
Wouldn’t kill her to pick up a weight now and then.
Although the NY Post article is silent on the issue, Ms. Power was known to be very much pro-Pali and anti-Israel. Her separation from the Obama camp bears no relation to her foreign policy ideas. “Osama” Obama still maintains several high-profile advisors of the same Arabist bent.
Isn’t it fun to watch liberals tear each other apart?
So, now even talking about Hillary behind closed doors is forbidden.
Note to Samantha: Liberals generally cannot stand truth - that is where your problem lies. Hillary is a monster; and Obama’s Iraq policy is only a stupid, unachievable promise. Become a Conservative - we deal with reality much better.
Thanks JS, and good point.
"H-how could she compare us to that witch?"
DAMN! (I thought the same thing!)
The pictures were done with A class makeup artists. She isn’t that good looking. Just tall and skinny.
Better than fat and short.
Those are Vogue photos? She’s reasonably attractive in a Caroline Kennedy kind of way, but I think she could be much more attractive in different shots. Her mouth is tense, and she’s a little thin, and the photographer obviously did nothing to help her relax. There’s nothing wrong with her, but the expressions are bad, and the clothing does not flatter her.
The anti-Semitic actions and deeds of both Osama Hussein Obama and Hitlery Clintoon need to be made known to all American Jews as soon as possible. Obviously, the media will hide the truth to the best of their ability. However, the truth is evident and can be exposed. It is up to us to spread the word. We owe it to our forefathers and to our children and grandchildren whose futures are at stake.
Funny political climate we live in when you get fired for attacking your candidate’s opponent.
Bring back the good old days, when candidates were accused of being mullatoes and of fathering illegitimate children.
Caroline Kennedy always reminded me of skeletor from the he-man cartoons!
I would give Samantha Power another Purlitzer Prize for the shortest and best 2008 column:
"Hillary is a Monster"
Looka like one to me note NO smile.
She's not happy in these pics, maybe she is at the wrong party.
That is GREAT. I’m putting it on my homepage, with your permission.
justiceseeker93 refers to Ms Powers former statements. I agree calling Hillary a monster is cause for canning her, truth hurts dems, a lot.
And issues, well no self respecting Obama cultist worries about issue, its all about change.
Amongst the changes proposed by Ms Powers, old news, which got her a job with the Obama campaign. BTW, her book on genocide is a good one.
Obama and IsraelIt Gets Worse [alienate American Jews and Evangelicals]
Commentary Magazine ^ | 1-27-08 | Noah Pollak
A follow-up to my post yesterday about the troubling views of one of Barack Obamas top foreign policy advisers, Samantha Power. In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question:
Let me give you a thought experiment here, and it is the following: without addressing the Palestine - Israel problem, lets say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events there? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?
Get a load of Powers response:
What we dont need is some kind of early warning mechanism there, what we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import; it may more crucially mean sacrificing or investing, I think, more than sacrificing billions of dollars, not in servicing Israels military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence. Because it seems to me at this stage (and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which were seen there), you have to go in as if youre serious, you have to put something on the line.
Unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful. Its a terrible thing to do, its fundamentally undemocratic. But, sadly, we dont just have a democracy here either, we have a liberal democracy. There are certain sets of principles that guide our policy, or that are meant to, anyway. Its essential that some set of principles becomes the benchmark, rather than a deference to [leaders] who are fundamentally politically destined to destroy the lives of their own people. And by that I mean what Tom Freidman has called Sharafat. [Sharon-Arafat; this is actually an Amos Oz construction NP] I do think in that sense, both political leaders have been dreadfully irresponsible. And, unfortunately, it does require external intervention.
Just so were clear here: Power said that her advice to the President would be to 1) Alienate the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because 2) Israeli leaders are destroying the lives of their own people. 3) Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers money into the new state of Palestine ; 4) Stage an American ground invasion of Israel and the Palestinian territories what else can she mean by a mammoth protection force and a military presence that will be imposed by external intervention? in order to do the exact same thing that she considers the height of arrogance and foolishness in Iraq: an American campaign to remake an Arab society.
Note that this wasnt her response to a question about her personal views of the conflict, or about what she envisions might be a utopian solution to the conflict; it was a response to a question about what she would tell the President of the United States if she was his adviser. Yesterday Barack Obama took a large stride toward the presidencyhelped in some small measure by the speeches on behalf of the Obama campaign that Power has deliveredand it is time that someone asked him, while he is still a candidate, what he thinks of the perverse things his many foreign policy advisers have said about Israel and the Middle East.
As Samantha Power herself acknowledged, there is a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import that would like to know where Obama stands on these matters.
Of course thats not surprising for a candidate who counts Ali Abunimah amongst his supporters and friends.
As to the fundraisers for Palestinian Ali claims Obama has attended, Im sure they were for local causes as the Obama campaign contends. And Edward Said was a fun loving guy, who wouldnt want to hang with ole Eddie.
The late Mr. Said, Columbia professor, supping with the Obamas and throwing rocks at Jews in Lebanon, which is what academics do. Terrorists kill them.
In the words of Ali, things will happen when after the election. That's how it works with political hacks from Chicago.
...In 2000, when Obama ran unsuccessfully for Congress, Abunimah wrote this week that he heard him being forthright in his criticism of US policy and his call for an even-handed approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.At their last meeting four years ago in a Chicago neighborhood, Abunimah recalled Obama telling him warmly that he was sorry that I havent said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race (for his Senate seat). Im hoping when things calm down, I can be more up front.
More upfront when things calm down...but now hes running for president.
Hopeful for change in political campaigns, he wants to run a CLEAN campaign...an aide steps across the line, ever so slightly...she is promptly dismissed, sending a strong signal to all other aides that the pre-announced PRINCIPLE, sound & hopeful for American politics, is still in effect & will be enforced.
That's leadership...unwavering...the likes of which have not been seen in the Democrat Party since JFK...and the likes of which will NEVER be found in Hillary Clinton, Queen of Dirty Tricks, even though a microscope be employed! Advantage Obama...