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Matt Drudge gets called out over unhelpful Obama postings ...(Moonbats upset:"Oh, Matt!!!")
LAT ^ | Don Frederick

Posted on 10/29/2008 5:57:41 AM PDT by IrishMike

In 2006, Mark Halperin, then with ABC News, and John Harris, then with the Washington Post, wrote an astute book on U.S. politics titled "The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008."

In one of their more provocative -- and widely noted -- assertions, they wrote, "Matt Drudge rules our world."

They elaborated over many pages, but their point came down to this: "With the exception of the Associated Press, there is no outlet other than the Drudge Report whose dispatches instantly can command the attention and energies of the most established newspapers and television newscasts."

In the two years since the book appeared, much has changed. Halperin works for Time magazine. Harris helped conceive Politico.com, and serves as editor in chief. And with the rise of other leading websites, most obviously Huffington Post, their analysis of the clout of Drudge is much more arguable.

Still, as any blog poster who gets a link on the Drudge page can testify, its influence remains something to behold. So it was with interest that we noted a tidbit today on the website Halperin oversees, The Page.

The item was headlined "Oh, Matt!!!" The tease: "For the second straight day, powerful Internetist tries to tip the flow against (Barack) Obama."

The case is made here. And we're sure we'll be among the many watching to see if Drudge continues the pattern Halperin detected.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 10/29/2008 5:57:42 AM PDT by IrishMike
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http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin84.htm

OBAMA MUST STAND UP NOW OR STEP DOWN

By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
October 29, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

America is facing potentially the gravest constitutional crisis in her history. Barack Obama must either stand up in a public forum and prove, with conclusive documentary evidence, that he is “a natural born Citizen” of the United States who has not renounced his American citizenship—or he must step down as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States—preferably before the election is held, and in any event before the Electoral College meets. Because, pursuant to the Constitution, only “a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of th[e] Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President” (Article II, Section 1, Clause 4). And Obama clearly was not “a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of th[e] Constitution.”

Whether the evidence will show that Obama is, or is not, “a natural born Citizen” who has never renounced his American citizenship is an open question. The arguments on both sides are as yet speculative. But Obama’s stubborn refusal to provide what he claims is “his own” country with conclusive proof on that score compels the presumption that he knows, or at least strongly suspects, that no sufficient evidence in his favor exists. After all, he is not being pressed to solve a problem in quantum physics that is “above his pay grade,” but only asked to provide the public with the original copy of some official record that establishes his citizenship. The vast majority of Americans could easily do so. Why will Obama not dispel the doubts about his eligibility—unless he can not?

Now that Obama’s citizenship has been seriously questioned, the burden of proof rests squarely on his shoulders. The “burden of establishing a delegation of power to the United States * * * is upon those making the claim.” Bute v. Illinois, 333 U.S. 640, 653 (1948). And if each of the General Government’s powers must be proven (not simply presumed) to exist, then every requirement that the Constitution sets for any individual’s exercise of those powers must also be proven (not simply presumed) to be fully satisfied before that individual may exercise any of those powers. The Constitution’s command that “[n]o Person except a natural born Citizen * * * shall be eligible to the Office of President” is an absolute prohibition against the exercise of each and every Presidential power by certain unqualified individuals. Actually (not simply presumptively or speculatively) being “a natural born Citizen” is the condition precedent sine qua non for avoiding this prohibition. Therefore, anyone who claims eligibility for “the Office of President” must, when credibly challenged, establish his qualifications in this regard with sufficient evidence.

In disposing of the lawsuit Berg v. Obama, which squarely presents the question of Obama’s true citizenship, the presiding judge complained that Berg “would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted and who underwent excessive vetting during what was one of the most hotly contested presidential primary in living memory.” This is exceptionally thin hogwash. A proper judicial inquiry into Obama’s eligibility for “the Office of President” will not deny his supporters a “right” to vote for him—rather, it will determine whether they have any such “right” at all. For, just as Obama’s “right” to stand for election to “the Office of President” is contingent upon his being “a natural born Citizen,” so too are the “rights” of his partisans to vote for him contingent upon whether he is even eligible for that “Office.” If Obama is ineligible, then no one can claim any “right” to vote for him. Indeed, in that case every American who does vote has a constitutional duty to vote against him.

The judge in Berg v. Obama dismissed the case, not because Obama has actually proven that he is eligible for “the Office of President,” but instead because, simply as a voter, Berg supposedly lacks “standing” to challenge Obama’s eligibility:

regardless of questions of causation, the grievance remains too generalized to establish the existence of an injury in fact. * ** [A] candidate’s ineligibility under the Natural Born Citizen Clause does not result in an injury in fact to voters. By extension, the theoretical constitutional harm experienced by voters does not change as the candidacy of an allegedly ineligible candidate progresses from the primaries to the general election.

This pronouncement does not rise to the level of hogwash.

First, the Constitution mandates that “[t]he judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution” (Article III, Section 2, Clause 1). Berg’s suit plainly “aris[es] under th[e] Constitution,” in the sense of raising a critical constitutional issue. So the only question is whether his suit is a constitutional “Case[ ].” The present judicial test for whether a litigant’s claim constitutes a constitutional “Case[ ]” comes under the rubric of “standing”—a litigant with “standing” may proceed; one without “standing” may not. “Standing,” however, is not a term found anywhere in the Constitution. Neither are the specifics of the doctrine of “standing,” as they have been elaborated in judicial decision after judicial decision, to be found there. Rather, the test for “standing” is almost entirely a judicial invention.

True enough, the test for “standing” is not as ridiculous as the judiciary’s so-called “compelling governmental interest test,” which licenses public officials to abridge individuals’ constitutional rights and thereby exercise powers the Constitution withholds from those officials, which has no basis whatsoever in the Constitution, and which is actually anti-constitutional. Neither is the doctrine of “standing” as abusive as the “immunities” judges have cut from whole cloth for public officials who violate their constitutional “Oath[s] or Affirmation[s], to support this Constitution” (Article VI, Clause 3)—in the face of the Constitution’s explicit limitation on official immunities (Article I, Section 6, Clause 1). For the Constitution does require that a litigant must present a true “Case[ ].” Yet, because the test for “standing” is largely a contrivance of all-too-fallible men and women, its specifics can be changed as easily as they were adopted, when they are found to be faulty. And they must be changed if the consequences of judicial ignorance, inertia, and inaction are not to endanger America’s constitutional form of government. Which is precisely the situation here, inasmuch as the purported “election” of Obama as President, notwithstanding his ineligibility for that office, not only will render illegitimate the Executive Branch of the General Government, but also will render impotent its Legislative Branch (as explained below).

Second, the notion upon which the judge in Berg v. Obama fastened—namely, that Berg’s “grievance remains too generalized to establish the existence of an injury in fact,” i.e., if everyone is injured or potentially injured then no one has “standing”—is absurd on its face.

To be sure, no one has yet voted for Obama in the general election. But does that mean that no one in any group smaller than the general pool of America’s voters in its entirety has suffered specific harm from Obama’s participation in the electoral process to date? Or will suffer such harm from his continuing participation? What about the Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton as their party’s nominee, but were saddled with Obama because other Democrats voted for him even though they could not legally have done so if his lack of eligibility for “the Office of President” had been judicially determined before the Democratic primaries or convention? What about the States that have registered Obama as a legitimate candidate for President, but will have been deceived, perhaps even defrauded, if he is proven not to be “a natural born Citizen”? And as far as the general election is concerned, what about the voters among erstwhile Republicans and Independents who do not want John McCain as President, and therefore will vote for Obama (or any Democrat, for that matter) as “the lesser of two evils,” but who later on may have their votes effectively thrown out, and may have to suffer McCain’s being declared the winner of the election, if Obama’s ineligibility is established? Or what about those voters who made monetary contributions to Obama’s campaign, but may at length discover that their funds went, not only to an ineligible candidate, but to one who knew he was ineligible?

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These obvious harms pale into insignificance, however, compared to the national disaster of having an outright usurper purportedly “elected” as “President.” In this situation, it is downright idiocy to claim, as did the judge in Berg v. Obama, that a “generalized” injury somehow constitutes no judicially cognizable injury at all. Self-evidently, to claim that a “generalized” grievance negates “the existence of an injury in fact” is patently illogical—for if everyone in any group can complain of the same harm of which any one of them can complain, then the existence of some harm cannot be denied; and the more people who can complain of that harm, the greater the aggregate or cumulative seriousness of the injury. The whole may not be greater than the sum of its parts; but it is at least equal to that sum! Moreover, for a judge to rule that no injury redressable in a court of law exists, precisely because everyone in America will be subjected to an individual posing as “the President” but who constitutionally cannot be (and therefore is not) the President, sets America on the course of judicially assisted political suicide. If Obama turns out to be nothing more than an usurper who has fraudulently seized control of the Presidency, not only will the Constitution have been egregiously flouted, but also this whole country could be, likely will be, destroyed as a consequence. And if this country is even credibly threatened with destruction, every American will be harmed—irretrievably, should the threat become actuality—including those who voted or intend to vote for Obama, who are also part of We the People. Therefore, in this situation, any and every American must have “standing” to demand—and must demand, both in judicial fora and in the fora of public opinion—that Obama immediately and conclusively prove himself eligible for “the Office of President.”

Utterly imbecilic as an alternative is the judge’s prescription in Berg v. Obama that,

[i]f, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like [Berg]. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that [Berg] attempts to bring * * * .

Recall that this selfsame judge held that Berg has no constitutional “Case[ ]” because he has no “standing,” and that he has no “standing” because he has no “injury in fact,” only a “generalized” “grievance.” This purports to be a finding of constitutional law: namely, that constitutionally no “Case[ ]” exists. How, then, can Congress constitutionally grant “standing” to individuals such as Berg, when the courts (assuming the Berg decision is upheld on appeal) have ruled that those individuals have no “standing”? If “standing” is a constitutional conception, and the courts deny that “standing” exists in a situation such as this, and the courts have the final say as to what the Constitution means—then Congress lacks any power to contradict them. Congress cannot instruct the courts to exercise jurisdiction beyond what the Constitution includes within “the judicial Power.” Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 173-180 (1803).

In fact, though, a Congressional instruction is entirely unnecessary. Every American has what lawyers call “an implied cause of action”—directly under Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 of the Constitution—to require that anyone standing for “the Office of President” must verify his eligibility for that position, at least when serious allegations have been put forward that he is not eligible, and he has otherwise refused to refute those allegations with evidence that should be readily available if he is eligible. That “Case[ ]” is one the Constitution itself defines. And the Constitution must be enforceable in such a “Case[ ]” in a timely manner, by anyone who cares to seek enforcement, because of the horrendous consequences that will ensue if it is flouted.

What are some of those consequences?

First, if Obama is not “a natural born Citizen” or has renounced such citizenship, he is simply not eligible for “the Office of President” (Article II, Section 1, Clause 4). That being so, he cannot be “elected” by the voters, by the Electoral College, or by the House of Representatives (see Amendment XII). For neither the voters, nor the Electors, nor Members of the House can change the constitutional requirement, even by unanimous vote inter sese (see Article V). If, nonetheless, the voters, the Electors, or the Members of the House purport to “elect” Obama, he will be nothing but an usurper, because the Constitution defines him as such. And he can never become anything else, because an usurper cannot gain legitimacy if even all of the country aid, abets, accedes to, or acquiesces in his usurpation.

Second, if Obama dares to take the Presidential “Oath or Affirmation” of office, knowing that he is not “a natural born Citizen,” he will commit the crime of perjury or false swearing (see Article II, Section 1, Clause 7). For, being ineligible for “the Office of President, he cannot “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” or even execute it at all, to any degree. Thus, his very act of taking the “Oath or Affirmation” will be a violation thereof! So, even if the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court himself looks the other way and administers the “Oath or Affirmation,” Obama will derive no authority whatsoever from it.

Third, his purported “Oath or Affirmation” being perjured from the beginning, Obama’s every subsequent act in the usurped “Office of President” will be a criminal offense under Title 18, United States Code, Section 242, which provides that:

[w]hoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States * * * shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, * * *, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined * * * or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Plainly enough, every supposedly “official” act performed by an usurper in the President’s chair will be an act “under color of law” that necessarily and unavoidably “subjects [some] person * * * to the deprivation of [some] rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution * * * of the United States”—in the most general case, of the constitutional “right[ ]” to an eligible and duly elected individual serving as President, and the corresponding constitutional “immunit[y]” from subjection to an usurper pretending to be “the President.”

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Fourth, if he turns out to be nothing but an usurper acting in the guise of “the President,” Obama will not constitutionally be the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States” (see Article II, Section 2, Clause 1). Therefore, he will be entitled to no obedience whatsoever from anyone in those forces. Indeed, for officers or men to follow any of his purported “orders” will constitute a serious breach of military discipline—and in extreme circumstances perhaps even “war crimes.” In addition, no one in any civilian agency in the Executive Branch of the General Government will be required to put into effect any of Obama’s purported “proclamations,” “executive orders,” or “directives.”

Fifth, as nothing but an usurper (if he becomes one), Obama will have no conceivable authority “to make Treaties”, or to “nominate, and * * * appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not * * * otherwise provided for [in the Constitution]” (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2). And therefore any “Treaties” or “nominat[ions], and * * * appoint[ments]” he purports to “make” will be void ab initio, no matter what the Senate does, because the Senate can neither authorize an usurper to take such actions in the first place, nor thereafter ratify them. One need not be a lawyer to foresee what further, perhaps irremediable, chaos must ensue if an usurper, even with “the Advice and Consent of the Senate”, unconstitutionally “appoint[s] * * * Judges of the Supreme Court” whose votes thereafter make up the majorities that wrongly decide critical “Cases” of constitutional law.

Sixth, and perhaps most importantly, Congress can pass no law while an usurper pretends to occupy “the Office of President.” The Constitution provides that “[e]very Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States” (Article I, Section 7, Clause 2). Not to an usurper posturing as “the President of the United States,” but to the true and rightful President. If no such true and rightful President occupies the White House, no “Bill” will or can, “before it become a Law, be presented to [him].” If no “Bill” is so presented, no “Bill” will or can become a “Law.” And any purported “Law” that the usurper “approve[s]” and “sign[s],” or that Congress passes over the usurper’s “Objections,” will be a nullity. Thus, if Obama deceitfully “enters office” as an usurper, Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it acquiesces in his pretenses as “President.”

Seventh, if Obama does become an usurper posturing as “the President,” Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual President, he cannot be “removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (see Article II, Section 4). In that case, some other public officials would have to arrest him—with physical force, if he would not go along quietly—in order to prevent him from continuing his imposture. Obviously, this could possibly lead to armed conflicts within the General Government itself, or among the States and the people.

Eighth, even did something approaching civil war not eventuate from Obama’s hypothetical usurpation, if the Establishment allowed Obama to pretend to be “the President,” and the people acquiesced in that charade, just about everything that was done during his faux “tenure in office” by anyone connected with the Executive Branch of the General Government, and quite a bit done by the Legislative Branch and perhaps the Judicial Branch as well, would be arguably illegitimate and subject to being overturned when a constitutional President was finally installed in office. The potential for chaos, both domestically and internationally, arising out of this systemic uncertainty is breathtaking.

The underlying problem will not be obviated if Obama, his partisans in the Democratic Party, and his cheerleaders and cover-up artists in the big media simply stonewall the issue of his (non)citizenship and contrive for him to win the Presidential election. The cat is already out of the bag and running all over the Internet. If he continues to dodge the issue, Obama will be dogged with this question every day of his purported “Presidency.” And inevitably the truth will out. For the issue is too simple, the evidence (or lack of it) too accessible. Either Obama can prove that he is “a natural born Citizen” who has not renounced his citizenship; or he cannot. And he will not be allowed to slip through with some doctored “birth certificate” generated long after the alleged fact. On a matter this important, Americans will demand that, before its authenticity is accepted, any supposed documentary evidence of that sort be subjected to reproducible forensic analyses conducted by reputable, independent investigators and laboratories above any suspicion of being influenced by or colluding with any public official, bureaucracy, political party, or other special-interest organization whatsoever.

Berg v. Obama may very well end up in the Supreme Court. Yet that ought to be unnecessary. For Obama’s moral duty is to produce the evidence of his citizenship sua sponte et instanter. Otherwise, he will be personally responsible for all the consequences of his refusal to do so.

Of course, if Obama knows that he is not “a natural born Citizen” who never renounced his American citizenship, then he also knows that he and his henchmen have perpetrated numerous election-related frauds throughout the country—the latest, still-ongoing one a colossal swindle targeting the American people as a whole. If that is the case, his refusal “to be a witness against himself” is perfectly explicable and even defensible on the grounds of the Fifth Amendment. Howsoever justified as a matter of criminal law, though, Obama’s silence and inaction will not obviate the necessity for him to prove his eligibility for “the Office of President.” The Constitution may permit him to “take the Fifth;” but it will not suffer him to employ that evasion as a means to usurp the Presidency of the United States.

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Edwin Vieira, Jr., holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School).

For more than thirty years he has practiced law, with emphasis on constitutional issues. In the Supreme Court of the United States he successfully argued or briefed the cases leading to the landmark decisions Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Communications Workers of America v. Beck, which established constitutional and statutory limitations on the uses to which labor unions, in both the private and the public sectors, may apply fees extracted from nonunion workers as a condition of their employment.

He has written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals, and lectured throughout the county. His most recent work on money and banking is the two-volume Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution (2002), the most comprehensive study in existence of American monetary law and history viewed from a constitutional perspective. www.piecesofeight.us

He is also the co-author (under a nom de plume) of the political novel CRA$HMAKER: A Federal Affaire (2000), a not-so-fictional story of an engineered crash of the Federal Reserve System, and the political upheaval it causes. www.crashmaker.com

His latest book is: “How To Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary” ... and Constitutional “Homeland Security,” Volume One, The Nation in Arms...

He can be reached at:
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2 posted on 10/29/2008 6:01:35 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: IrishMike

3 posted on 10/29/2008 6:02:00 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialists are not inspired by success and achievement - they are diminished in its presence.)
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To: IrishMike

Matt Drudge will not care, Slamming him won’t do him harm. I, and millions like me, will still turn to his news page first.


4 posted on 10/29/2008 6:02:38 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: IrishMike
"For the second straight day, powerful Internetist tries to tip the flow against (Barack) Obama."

Matt Drudge is an American hero, living the American dream. This is still America and last I checked Matt Drudge can say and do what he wants with his business.

Notice how these putzes fail to mention how the MSM has labored unendingly to tilt the election in Obama's favor. People read Matt's Report because he tells them things the MSM won't because of their systemic bias.

5 posted on 10/29/2008 6:06:30 AM PDT by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: svxdave

Without Matt Drudge, Fox, and Free Republic news does not exist.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 6:06:45 AM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: svxdave

Agreed! Matt Drudge could really care less what anyone things about him, Republican or Democrat. He is certainly not going away soon.


7 posted on 10/29/2008 6:06:51 AM PDT by robertvance
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To: IrishMike

SNL and the whole mainstream media are in the tank for Obamessiah-Bidengaffe and they’re upset about Drudge.

March in lockstep to the new fuhrer?


8 posted on 10/29/2008 6:07:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: svxdave

FWIW... slamming Drudge might be about the worst idea they’ve ever had....


9 posted on 10/29/2008 6:08:10 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: svxdave

The Drudge Report is my home page.

I appreciate Matt. He posts the main stories and has a little fun with them at the same time.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 6:08:47 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Notasoccermom
from drudge (wonder how this will go over)http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//081028/481/1caabe54532f44d592c6db0934f62302/
“Palestinian Ibrahim Abu Jayab, 24, is seen next to his computer, in his family house in Nusayrat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. A young Palestinian in a Gaza refugee camp is doing his part to get out the vote for Barack Obama. With a little help from the Internet, 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is cold calling random American families from his parent's home imploring them to vote Obama.”
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
11 posted on 10/29/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT by CanadianMusherinMI
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To: RaceBannon
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12 posted on 10/29/2008 6:08:58 AM PDT by tomkat (handcrafted handmirrors)
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To: IrishMike

And how many posts have I read in the past month saying Matt Drudge was ‘in the tank’ for Obama?


13 posted on 10/29/2008 6:10:41 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: F15Eagle

NO dissent is allowed. NONE zip nada.

any dissent has to be cut out like a cancer for the left or the truth may overwhelm their big lies.

Just look how they had to attack joe the plumber.

just look how they had a upchuck with obama being exposed IN HIS OWN WORDS as a socialist and now....

OBAMA IS CALLING FOR AMERICAN SECRET POLICE!!!!


14 posted on 10/29/2008 6:11:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IrishMike

I’m not always thrilled with Drudge’s choices, but I applaud him (and check first thing every morning and several times a day) for posting things that the mainstream media will not touch. Drudge provides another much need outlet, a counter to the lockstep MSM. He gets my support.

I doubt very seriously the whining of Time mag will impress anyone.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 6:12:32 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: IrishMike

Am I the only one who’s suddenly wondering whether we’re seeing a replay of “Obama Fatigue” — the media bias, constant in the tank journalism and now tonight’s television big brother broadcast.

Could be a replay of “Barack’s European Vacation”? People are getting tired of all the ham-handed media propaganda.

I’m sure sick of him, of liberals, and especially the media’s unbelievable kowtowing already.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 6:15:27 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 86 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

Soliciting votes AND donations?


17 posted on 10/29/2008 6:15:54 AM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: RaceBannon

IGNORE THE POLLS!

Go VOTE!


Turn out is the key to victory!

Get off the couch, turn off the computer, take action!

Volunteer For Victory!

The Future of the Republic is at risk!

It is up to us, the people, to stop the leftist take over of America.

Are you willing to do your part?


18 posted on 10/29/2008 6:21:37 AM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: GOP_Lady

“The Drudge Report is my home page.”

Ditto


19 posted on 10/29/2008 6:22:57 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: toomuchcoffee

Here’s Matt’s “fun” with a headline on his page this morning:

“TRICK OR TREAT: GALLUP SAYS OBAMA +2”

You gotta love it. :-)


21 posted on 10/29/2008 6:26:24 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: girlgenius

Nonsense, we have let the concern/dissent/”pure conservative”/Illuminutty posters post at will all election season.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 6:28:19 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: girlgenius
I agree.

I don't understand why some people don't want a little different opinion/view here. We still have an awful lot in common.

23 posted on 10/29/2008 6:28:53 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: girlgenius

You’ve been around for a whole 13 days and your already pissed at FR? You might want to try getting a thicker skin.

Or perhaps you’re just here to stir the pot a little.


24 posted on 10/29/2008 6:32:00 AM PDT by elc
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To: longtermmemmory

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2118371/posts


25 posted on 10/29/2008 6:34:16 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Notasoccermom

“Without Matt Drudge, Fox, and Free Republic news does not exist.”

If Obama wins, forget the scrutiny that Joe the Plumber got. Every poster on Fr and other blogs will get the fine tooth comb. They will have years of posts to mine, and they will. They will find out who we are, and they will publicly attack us with the full force of the United States Government. We saw some of that during the Clinton years, but that will seem like child’s play compared to what we face.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 6:36:09 AM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: girlgenius
(yeah, I’m pissed at FR)

The frickin LEAVE!

Why would you keep coming back to something that pisses you off? This behavior sure makes your screen name look like a flat out lie.

27 posted on 10/29/2008 6:36:30 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: svxdave

Now that Drudge isn’t in the tank for Hitlery, he’s been a bit more even handed in his articles posted.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 6:37:35 AM PDT by Carley (The media understands credentials but does NOT understand principles.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice; girlgenius

something awfully suspicious about a noob, here less than 2 weeks, mouthing off about being dissatistfied with FR. in an election season when the trolls come out in force. just sayin’.


29 posted on 10/29/2008 6:38:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: IrishMike

Poor babies. They can dish it out but they sure can’t take it when it comes their way can they. Sensitive wittle liburls.


30 posted on 10/29/2008 6:39:27 AM PDT by jeepers creepers
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

“With a little help from the Internet, 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is cold calling random American families from his parent’s home imploring them to vote Obama.”

This is great campaign work - for McCain! =:-D

I can imagine the reaction of the average American on getting a call from Palestine pushing NObama! lol!


31 posted on 10/29/2008 6:39:50 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: svxdave

The Los Angeles Times is angry today because they were deluged with phone calls regarding the Rashid Khalidi-Obama video. Drudge had put the Los Angeles Times contact person on the spot by printing her name in the linked article.

They actually got several hundred phone calls yesterday as a result.


32 posted on 10/29/2008 6:40:27 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: girlgenius

I think you need to go back home to dummyland before the kitties come for you.


33 posted on 10/29/2008 6:40:55 AM PDT by jeepers creepers
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To: IrishMike

Take the “Obama tax cut test” ad was showing on top of Drudge page just now.


34 posted on 10/29/2008 6:43:50 AM PDT by listenhillary (4 legs good, 2 legs baaaad!, ~~ Obama Hussein - You make it, we take it.)
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To: robertvance

I noticed earlier in the week that his daily viewings have gone from 19 milltion to 29 million. Way to go to get the needed info out that the lamestream news fails to deliver —


35 posted on 10/29/2008 6:45:09 AM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: listenhillary
Take the “Obama tax cut test” ad was showing on top of Drudge page just now.

I doubt it takes into account he expiring Bush tax cuts, the increased capital gains, increased payroll taxes, the increased corporate taxes, and the increase in the death penalty tax. Just sayin. :)

36 posted on 10/29/2008 6:50:04 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: IrishMike

Thank God for Drudge. He is the perpetual fly in the Dems ointment. I love it!


37 posted on 10/29/2008 6:51:29 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: robertvance

“Matt Drudge could really care less what anyone things about him, Republican or Democrat. He is certainly not going away soon”

If what you say about him really is true, then he might very well end up “going away soon” during an Obama administration.

Having no loyalty to them, it would become too dangerous for them to permit him to continue....

Ask the Clintons about that.

- John


38 posted on 10/29/2008 6:51:56 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: girlgenius

Yes you are new to FR, yes yes.

Go look at the sidebar. The guy who owns this site says that it is making the case for McCain-Palin.

I don’t see anyone here saying that we are “winning”, we do point out that the media has been running biased polls that significantly oversample Democrats and have no basis in the percentages of voters that go to the polls.

Their so called “Bradley” effect also ended up in Zogby showing ON ELECTION DAY EXIT POLLS that John Kerry had at least 315 electoral votes. He didn’t even get 250. But it was an attempt to supress GOP voter turnout “this thing is already lost”.

Read below to see Mark Halperin’s internal memo from the 2004 campaign. He was political director at ABC and is acknowledging that he was biasing news coverage.


39 posted on 10/29/2008 6:52:12 AM PDT by weegee (James Brown sang: "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself".)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I’ve said the same thing.

The point was that Obama is buying ads on Drudge. Saying he is in the tank for either candidate is silly.


40 posted on 10/29/2008 6:52:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (4 legs good, 2 legs baaaad!, ~~ Obama Hussein - You make it, we take it.)
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To: Islander7

‘Twas the night before elections’

‘Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!

” On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi”
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn’t stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-
IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!


41 posted on 10/29/2008 6:52:36 AM PDT by csmusaret (Mortgage meltdown, $4.00 gas, stockmarket meltdown. Welcome to the Pelosi/Reid economy.)
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To: girlgenius
Hey newb... you have not been here long enough to say things like that. FR demands you back up your position with facts. If you are not a troll then quit spewing your depressive mantra and read and learn!

LLS

42 posted on 10/29/2008 6:53:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: IrishMike

Halperin Memo Dated Friday October 8, 2004

It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns - and our responsibilities become quite grave
I do not want to set off (sp?) and endless colloquy that none of us have time for today - nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion.

The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done.

Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win.

We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn’t mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides “equally” accountable when the facts don’t warrant that.

I’m sure many of you have this week felt the stepped up Bush efforts to complain about our coverage. This is all part of their efforts to get away with as much as possible with the stepped up, renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.

It’s up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right.


43 posted on 10/29/2008 6:53:33 AM PDT by weegee (James Brown sang: "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself".)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Excellent analysis.....


44 posted on 10/29/2008 6:55:26 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice; girlgenius

Ok, FReepers, time to “turn to!” All hands on deck! Man your battle stations!!
Friday, October 24, 2008 4:34:27 PM · by Jim Robinson · 460 replies · 9,838+ views
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2114462/posts

As reported on another thread:

“Major Garrett reports from Hawaii 10 minutes ago that David Axelrod the Campaign Manager for Barack Obama says as of this morning the campaign had a meeting in Chicago and according to internal numbers they have “a clear road to victory holding all Kerry states while picking up Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia with an excellent shot at Montana, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Indiana.”

They are saying they will get to 400 EV’s election night.”

And I just heard through the grapevine yesterday that McCain-Palin are needing grassroots support in battleground states like Nevada, Montana, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, etc.

Can you imagine conservative Republican states going for Obama? No, and neither can I. Obama has the money, the press and the resources. McCain-Palin has the grassroots. It’s time for the grassroots to scramble to action!

Grassroots? That’s us! Time for all Free Republic chapters and members to visit or call the closest McCain-Palin or Republican headquarters, grab some signs, man the phones, walk the precincts, join rallies, spread the word! Don’t let Obama and ACORN steal the election!! Get in their faces!!

We did it in 2000 and 2004, we can do it again in 2008!!

Go to work FReepers and Lurkers!! Get out the VOTE!!

And if you’re one of those hard cases who can’t quite see your way clear to vote affirmatively for McCain-Palin and against the America-hating Marxist Barak Hussein Obama, well, I’d advise you to button up your lip before someone busts it up for you. Free Republic is Mccain-Palin territory!!

You heard it here first!

Go get ‘em FReepers!!
(JimRob)


45 posted on 10/29/2008 6:56:58 AM PDT by weegee (James Brown sang: "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself".)
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To: weegee

Interesting -
And what was J Kerry’s lead in the polls the day before the election ?........ 6% or 8% I believe.


46 posted on 10/29/2008 6:57:55 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - Gun control is hitting what you shoot at)
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To: csmusaret

Love it! May I use this in an emailer to my friends and family?


47 posted on 10/29/2008 7:01:19 AM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: Notasoccermom
Without Matt Drudge, Fox, and Free Republic news does not exist.

Power to the Inernetistas! We will help save the Republic!

48 posted on 10/29/2008 7:03:40 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: robertvance

“He is certainly not going away soon.”

When Obama looses I’m expecting some Mullah to put out a Fatwa on him. A “Contract” for those in NJ.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 7:19:45 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Can we avoid"Tobacco Road" on the "Road to Surfdom"?)
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To: IrishMike

Drudge is my homepage. From there I come here to Freeperville. The dems don’t want to give him hits so they send one person out to bring in the news to them at DU. They literally hate Drudge.


50 posted on 10/29/2008 7:22:19 AM PDT by shiva
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