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Obamania Has Herbert Hallucinating
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/04/2008 11:19:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Warning: excessive adulation of Barack Obama is harmful to the vision and and in extreme cases can even cause hallucinations.

We're all familiar with how an Obamania overdose produced strange tingling sensations in Chris Matthews. A new, virulent strain of the malady has now surfaced, claiming its first victim in the person of Bob Herbert, who on live national TV claimed to see visions of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Washington Monument where none existed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; ads; barackobama; bobherbert; britneyspears; celebrity; nobama08; obama; parishilton

1 posted on 08/04/2008 11:19:02 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Psst: Obamania can cause hallucinations. Pass it along ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/04/2008 11:19:53 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Warning: excessive adulation of Barack Obama is harmful to the vision and and in extreme cases can even cause hallucinations.

I hear it'll give you hairy palms as well.

3 posted on 08/04/2008 11:24:59 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched it, and couldn’t believe it. Hebert is looking for racism anywhere he can find it.

He sounded so stupid, it even shut Mika up for a while.


4 posted on 08/04/2008 11:25:08 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh, and I forgot to mention, this guy, Hebert, is so stupid, he misidentifed the Victory Tower in Germany two ways.

First it was the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Next it was the Washington Monument.

What a stooge, what a moron.


5 posted on 08/04/2008 11:28:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Minority psychosis is extremely virulent and it’s symptoms may lie hidden until busting out in episodes like this.


6 posted on 08/04/2008 11:28:11 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

http://www.thepeoplescube.com/

7 posted on 08/04/2008 11:29:28 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Too funny..... Bob Herbert, one of the most vicious and pathetic race-baiting morons in the media, a man who owes his unearned position as a NY Times columnist solely to the color of his skin (most certainly not to his (lack of) talent)...... is accusing the GOP of exploiting race????????

What a clown — this guy has never written a column worth reading, in my experience.


8 posted on 08/04/2008 11:30:06 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: brownsfan

“it even shut Mika up for a while.”

I noticed that too. I think she was embarrassed by her fellow Obama fan.


9 posted on 08/04/2008 11:31:41 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m speechless, I can’t believe that Mr. Herbert is serious about this incredibly outrageous claim. Talk about grasping at draws, wow!


10 posted on 08/04/2008 11:34:47 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What does he mean? Obama is a di*k?


11 posted on 08/04/2008 11:37:29 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: brownsfan

I’ve added a Note at the bottom of the NB item: “Note: As FReeper BF has noted, Mika Brzezinski was uncharacteristically quiet during the segment. Embarrassed on behalf of her fellow Obama fan?”


12 posted on 08/04/2008 11:37:58 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Clown.


13 posted on 08/04/2008 11:40:58 AM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Romans 10.10/Eze 11.2)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bob Herbert: Stupid and racist. Affirmative Action at work. I hope they at least ridiculed this ass for his stupidity.


14 posted on 08/04/2008 11:42:01 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

They were very gentle in pointing out his error. I think they were literally embarrassed on his behalf.


15 posted on 08/04/2008 11:44:20 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
From Barack Obama's official website:

“I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and I’m delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.

-Shepard Fairey
http://store.barackobama.com/product_p/po26951.htm

See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".

Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines. Check the link.




Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery:
http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID=F65EBB86-3048-28EB-92D55AA4FC996E31&GalleryID=82C33C59-3048-28EB-92DB386C8C733405

From a 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.'"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051601017.html


16 posted on 08/04/2008 11:44:27 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
Statement from Communist Party USA (CPUSA):

"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."

http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/907/1/4/

17 posted on 08/04/2008 11:46:11 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
From RushLimbaugh.com:
Hanoi Jane Endorses Obama
April 3, 2008

REPORTER 1: Jane, who are you voting for?

REPORTER 2: Who gets your vote?

FONDA: Obama.

REPORTER 2: Oh, my God. Heaven help us all.

RUSH: The reporter for TMZ said, "Oh, God. Heaven help us all." Obviously the reporter is an Obama supporter.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_040308/content/01125111.guest.html

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November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:

"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."
http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=Timeline

Fonda made the following statement at the University of Texas:
"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition ...... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier. It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right." --Karen Elliott Dallas Morning News December 11, 1971

From 1972: "I am not a do-gooder, I am a revolutionary. A revolutionary woman."

Source for most of the Jane Fonda material:
http://www.1stcavmedic.com/jane_fonda.htm

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TODAY: 2008! Fonda is STILL supporting revolutionary communist causes!
She's one of many endorsers of the World Can't Wait movement.

To find Fonda's name, click on the WCW link just below and see: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include". Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers', endorsement appears right after Ward Churchill's. Al Sharpton's, Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson Jr's endorsements are also on the list:
http://worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2538&Itemid=2

World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement/organization initiated and controlled by the Revolutionary Communist Party. (scroll down the list that appears (after clicking link) to find the World Can't Wait organization --rwor.org is the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party):
http://rwor.org/a/rwlink/links.htm

From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)

*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration

*Organizes college and high-school students

*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7213

18 posted on 08/04/2008 11:48:34 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
From Michael Moore's website, Monday, April 21st, 2008...

My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php

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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action

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Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14

19 posted on 08/04/2008 11:52:00 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"I’ve added a Note at the bottom of the NB item: “Note: As FReeper BF has noted, Mika Brzezinski was uncharacteristically quiet during the segment. Embarrassed on behalf of her fellow Obama fan?”"

Thanks, this is my 15 seconds of fame, sort of like:

The new phone book is here! I'm somebody now!

20 posted on 08/04/2008 11:53:25 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The NYT bathhouse boys are all obsessed with sex.
21 posted on 08/04/2008 11:56:02 AM PDT by roses of sharon ("This is not Pelosi's Politburo." Rep. McCotter (R-MI))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OK maybe I'm just dumb, but will someone tell me what the leaning tower and the Washington Monument has to do with racism???????????????????????????????????????

duh

22 posted on 08/04/2008 11:58:38 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: onlylewis

“OK maybe I’m just dumb, but will someone tell me what the leaning tower and the Washington Monument has to do with racism???????????????????????????????????????”

You have to watch the clip. It’s a reach in the best tradition of Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.

Here’s how the very twisted Herbert put it together:

Harold Ford was targeted with an ad from the GOP featuring a white girl whispering “call me”. That ad had nothing to do with Ford fooling around, and everything to do with a white girl and a black man.
So, Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton are white, and featured in the beginning of the spot. Next are shown two shots of Obama near the victory tower. Phallic symbols, Hebert reasoned. So the spot had nothing to do with Obama being famous for being famous, and everything to do with playing on Americans aversion to interracial sex.

Breathtakingly stupid.


23 posted on 08/04/2008 12:09:37 PM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: brownsfan
And I thought racism was hating someone because of the color of the skin or not hiring someone because of the color of the skin or denying a loan because of the color of the skin and so forth and so on. blah, blah, blah.
Now I have to worry about symbols. Hey harold what about this symbol. Oh I forgot you and the rest of you race baiting pigs can't see the middle finger on my right hand and my left hand.

I know that was childish but I am so tried of this s**t.
Get a life!!

24 posted on 08/04/2008 12:30:18 PM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It`s only early August, folks. It`s going to get worse. Much, much worse. By the time Nov. 1st gets here, if McCain simply says his name is John McCain, he will be accused of using racist code speech.


25 posted on 08/04/2008 12:36:28 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Heard this dude replayed on Rush. Hallucination at its best.


26 posted on 08/04/2008 12:50:22 PM PDT by nesnah (Expression with an attitude - www.polistic.com)
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To: brownsfan; All
This guy must have you-know-what on the brain. However, it didn't really matter for the sake of his insane argument that he mislabeled the Victory Column in Berlin, calling it instead the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Leaning Tower of Pisa


Berlin Victory Column

27 posted on 08/04/2008 1:15:36 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

28 posted on 08/04/2008 2:02:43 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL! But I thought “Slick Willy” Bill Clinton was the “Leaning Tower of Pisa”? Or was that the “Bent Tower of Pisa”?


29 posted on 08/04/2008 2:51:28 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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