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Obama on Palin ["Back off"]
Ben Smith's Blog ^ | September 01, 2008 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/01/2008 9:16:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2

"I have said before and I will repeat again: People's families are off limits," Obama said. "And people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics."

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Good for BHO. He finally says something right (even if it's still scripted). May his followers - Kos in particular - get the message.
1 posted on 09/01/2008 9:16:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: ctdonath2

(The above is not to be confused with a pro-BHO post. Reporting facts is not promoting candidates.)


2 posted on 09/01/2008 9:17:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: ctdonath2

Bullocks. He attended a Kos convention last summer. He is complicit in this crap by supporting them.


3 posted on 09/01/2008 9:19:13 PM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: ctdonath2

That was decent of BHO.


4 posted on 09/01/2008 9:19:38 PM PDT by avacado
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To: ctdonath2

He’s right. Bravo.


5 posted on 09/01/2008 9:20:27 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: ctdonath2

It’s easy for BHO to take the high road when he’s got the entire MSM and its lemmings at DU, Daily Kos, etc. to take the low road for him.


6 posted on 09/01/2008 9:20:52 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood (Hillary won the popular vote.)
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To: rintense
Perhaps he has internals showing this blowing up on him. I'm thinking the KOS animal is beyond his control anyway.
7 posted on 09/01/2008 9:21:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thacher, while Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: ctdonath2

I’m not going to stand up and cheer. We’ll see how long he sticks to his word.


8 posted on 09/01/2008 9:21:28 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: ctdonath2
Yeah, but then George Soros says, “Just read what's on the teleprompter, boy - I'M running this campaign!”

They won't stop until the first post-GOP convention polls come out - too bad for them, it'll be far too late by then.

9 posted on 09/01/2008 9:21:40 PM PDT by decal ("You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.")
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To: ctdonath2

Sadly I must be cynical and assume he’s taking the high road while his minions blaze through the low.

In any event, all of this media and blog sleaze is about trying to dint her before she wows the country on Wednesday night. The media and its fellow members of the left are afraid of the GOP putting a rising young female star before the country and the country falling for her. Seriously. She could be in national politics for a long time after this election. They can’t have that. Don’t think they don’t realize what’s at stake.


10 posted on 09/01/2008 9:21:53 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: ctdonath2

Scripted, ghostwritten, maybe. Respectable.


11 posted on 09/01/2008 9:22:02 PM PDT by Mediocrates (Mcwhatshisname/Palin 2008!)
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To: ctdonath2

Obama is not dumb. He knows this teen-pregnancy story is probably a small negative for McCain.... if left alone. But if his left-wing wackos and media overplay it, which they are doing, it will turn into a positive for McCain.


12 posted on 09/01/2008 9:22:06 PM PDT by Big E
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
It’s easy for BHO to take the high road when he’s got the entire MSM and its lemmings at DU, Daily Kos, etc. to take the low road for him.

That's it in a nutshell.

13 posted on 09/01/2008 9:22:06 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: avacado

Unfortunately not really, his strategy is to have the media attack which he knows they are more then willing to do


14 posted on 09/01/2008 9:23:22 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: Mediocrates

Nothing Barry does is respectable. He’s simply a repugnant creep.


15 posted on 09/01/2008 9:23:24 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: ctdonath2

Bill Oreilly had Juan Williams on. Oreilly was BLASTING the Daily Kos.

And Williams was agreeing with him. They specifically brought up Obamas trip to the Kos convention.


16 posted on 09/01/2008 9:23:55 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: ctdonath2

Poppycock....he planted the seeds, the MSM provides the fertilizer. Of course he can appear “above it” now.....the flying monkeys are off and running.


17 posted on 09/01/2008 9:24:43 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Enjoy your bile.


18 posted on 09/01/2008 9:25:04 PM PDT by Mediocrates (Mcwhatshisname/Palin 2008!)
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To: ctdonath2
Andy Martin says Obama is responsible for anti-Palin smears
2008-09-01 22:31:08 - Obama author Andy Martin says smears are an integral part of any Barack Obama/David Axelrod operation. Martin says Obama controls a sophisticated network of left-wing bloggers and mainstream media dupes.

I don't know enough about this guy to judge whether of not he's legit, but I thought I throw it out to Freepers to see if you folks can find out if there's any fire to go with this smoke.

19 posted on 09/01/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --- Edmund Burke)
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Andy Martin says Obama is responsible for anti-Palin smears
2008-09-01 22:31:08 - Obama author Andy Martin says smears are an integral part of any Barack Obama/David Axelrod operation. Martin says Obama controls a sophisticated network of left-wing bloggers and mainstream media dupes.

I don't know enough about this guy to judge whether of not he's legit, but I thought I throw it out to Freepers to see if you folks can find out if there's any fire to go with this smoke.

20 posted on 09/01/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --- Edmund Burke)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

“It’s easy for BHO to take the high road when he’s got the entire MSM and its lemmings at DU, Daily Kos, etc. to take the low road for him.”

BINGO! Don’t forget his surrogates that he is sending out all over the cable channels to ‘discuss’ the ‘news’ of a 17 year old girl getting pregnant.


21 posted on 09/01/2008 9:28:49 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Mediocrates

I’m not the one praising an anti-American community organizer.


22 posted on 09/01/2008 9:29:00 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

Barry, good cop. MSM, bad cop...


23 posted on 09/01/2008 9:29:14 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Mediocrates

I’m not the one praising an anti-American community organizer.


24 posted on 09/01/2008 9:31:01 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: ctdonath2

Easy call for Obama. He can say back off and let surrogates trash talk.


25 posted on 09/01/2008 9:31:21 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ctdonath2
The words are spot on correct. The children of candidates - any candidates - are irrelevant.

The words are the right words, but I believe he is complicit in allowing others to trash the Palins on this matter.

That he came out and said this though, in no uncertain words, is GOOD. And Sarah Palin has as much control over her teenage daughter as any of us have over our teenagers.

26 posted on 09/01/2008 9:31:47 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Bratch

That should be put in it’s own thread. Would you do it?


27 posted on 09/01/2008 9:33:42 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: avacado

BHO is very afraid that there really is a Michele “whitey” tape out there.


28 posted on 09/01/2008 9:34:06 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: ctdonath2
'I have said before and I will repeat again: People's families are off limits,' Obama said.

The Messiah is obviously just trying to get the press to back off from reporting on Michelle's loony statements and/or looking into her equally troubling radical left associations and background.

29 posted on 09/01/2008 9:37:13 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
That wasn't praise. Enjoy your bile.
30 posted on 09/01/2008 9:37:29 PM PDT by Mediocrates (Mcwhatshisname/Palin 2008!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Nothing Barry does is respectable. He’s simply a repugnant creep.

Don't be so quick. As my mother used to tell me often when I was young and confused by the real world and it's shades of grey, "Remember, Hitler was especially fond of and kind to animals."

31 posted on 09/01/2008 9:37:35 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Because our political enemies are all equivalent to Hitler, right?

Good on Barack Obama. And no, I’m not going to qualify that with a “But....”

It’s a civil gesture and it should be taken civilly. If he has less than sincere motives, none of us here are situated to be privy to the fact, and I don’t see anything the least bit Christian in automatically supposing the worst of your enemies at every turn.

This thread should be filled with nothing but positive comments. The Barack bashing can continue in threads about his politics. This is not about his politics. This about respectful conduct. Please don’t make that last point an ironic one.

Really, guys, reading all the Palin comments on leftist boards, I’d like to think that we’re different, and won’t demonize people or undermine any virtuous qualities they exhibit or possess simply because they are on the other side. Please at least pretend to be nice so that we *do* come off better than the people we are opposing.


32 posted on 09/01/2008 9:39:17 PM PDT by explodingspleen
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Perhaps he has internals showing this blowing up on him. I'm thinking the KOS animal is beyond his control anyway.

Remember the nutroots after the 2004 election, particularly MoveOn.org? "We bought this party, we own it", or something like that? Well, they did buy it, and if they keep it up, they are really going to "buy it" on election day, when they realize that the first woman legitimately working at 1600 Pennsylvania is a .........wait for it........

REPUBLICAN!!!

33 posted on 09/01/2008 9:39:46 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: ctdonath2
Too late. The damage has been done. What should have been 2-3 days of positive McCain-Palin news over a long Labor Day weekend has cascaded into these stories. McCain should have been ahead of Obama by the end of today, but instead it is likely he will be 3-4 points down tomorrow.

A wasted opportunity, and a series of reports likely to dominate the mainstream media for the next few weeks.

34 posted on 09/01/2008 9:40:09 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Harry Wurzbach
In any event, all of this media and blog sleaze is about trying to dint her before she wows the country on Wednesday night.

In a weird way, all this media brouhaha about Sarah Palin and Palin's daughter is only likely to interest more people to watch her acceptance speech. And that's a good thing!

35 posted on 09/01/2008 9:40:21 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: ctdonath2

Shouldn’t McCain be saying that, rather than Obama?

What’s with everyone?

SPEAK UP!! Get mad.

This isn’t going to be another Newt Gingrich wimp-out, is it?


36 posted on 09/01/2008 9:41:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 96 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: ctdonath2
Good for BHO.

Respectfully, I do not agree.

This is pure gratuitous theater.

I suspect most stronly that Marxist Obama expects his opposition peeps to keep up the negatives on Sarah's fine family (while he publicly pretends to object.)

My feeling is quite simple (as I nudge the topic toward Obama's malfeasances just slightly).

Let's keep the pressure up to examine, with all due publicity, Marxist Obama's dealings with the Annenberg Foundation, and his close friend and fellow traveler, America-hating, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

.

37 posted on 09/01/2008 9:44:53 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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Oh boy, this really sucks. Having BO tossing his cpae across the puddle for our VP.


38 posted on 09/01/2008 9:46:57 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ctdonath2

Window dressing, at best. Hollow words, most definitely.

See here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2072787/posts


39 posted on 09/01/2008 9:49:54 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; Mediocrates
This was just a misunderstanding. You apparently confused Mediocrates with the "Leave Barack Alone" guy:

(explicit language warning!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O4IfqKTzOM&feature=related

40 posted on 09/01/2008 9:53:59 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: ctdonath2

He can afford to say it.

He knows his MSM pitbulls have his back like always.


41 posted on 09/01/2008 9:57:27 PM PDT by Califreak (Rome is burning and nobody cares)
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To: ETL

I would wager that Obama is directing the mudslinging of Sarah from behind the scenes.

He has given the odious little POS KOS his blessings, made a special trip to the KOS convention, and has given KOS the green light to allow this.

This is the most vile, filthy, foul mouthed attacking I have ever seen. If Obama wanted KOS to cool it, the site, and the profanity and filth would be moderated, and the offenders removed.

Fast Eddie Rendell said it himself last week. “Obama has all the political instincts of a Chicago machine political thug”.


42 posted on 09/01/2008 10:03:55 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: gov_bean_ counter

//I’m thinking the KOS animal is beyond his control anyway. //

He should have never got in bed with him then. NoBambi has terrible judgment.


43 posted on 09/01/2008 10:05:07 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Bratch; Calpernia; PhilDragoo

Ping.


44 posted on 09/01/2008 10:06:12 PM PDT by LucyT (Gov. Palin runs a state, Obama just runs his mouth.)
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To: B-Chan
Hello Obama and Axelrod are behind this entire SMEAR . This is Axelrod standard strategy . Use Media and websites to trash non stop and have your guy act like they know nothing about it!
45 posted on 09/01/2008 10:16:40 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Cincinna
This is a classic Obama /Axelrod smear job !
This is how he got his senate seat !
46 posted on 09/01/2008 10:17:41 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ctdonath2

Back off means keep the smears going fast and hard . What a liar commie pig...


47 posted on 09/01/2008 10:22:22 PM PDT by Deetes ( (God Bless the Troops) .)
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To: Cincinna
I would wager that Obama is directing the mudslinging of Sarah from behind the scenes.

I don't doubt it. The misunderstanding I was referring to had to do with a poster on this thread apparently misinterpreting a comment made by another poster.

48 posted on 09/01/2008 10:24:47 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: explodingspleen

Hey Explodingspleen, I completely agree. Very good post!


49 posted on 09/01/2008 10:26:56 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: ctdonath2
It would be nice if he is sincere, but I'm always leery when it comes to the left machine and their accomplices:

Andy Martin says Obama is responsible for anti-Palin smears
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2072796/posts

Also, he says this in hopes that no one will say a peep about that big mouth he is married to. She's in the game, so she's fair game.

50 posted on 09/01/2008 10:35:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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