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Obama: Targeting Michelle Was Low GOP Blow [there is a Republican or rightwing -- media outlet...]
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Posted on 11/03/2008 5:32:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Targeting Michelle Was Low GOP Blow Nov. 3, 2008(CBS) CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric caught up with Barack Obama Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, and they sat down for an exclusive interview. Couric asked about reports that an Obama aunt from Kenya may be in the U.S. illegally. Couric also inquired, among other things, about the thing that made Obama the angriest as the campaign unfolded. Portions of the interview were shown on The Early Show Monday, and more will be broadcast in a special Monday edition of the CBS Evening News. Below is a transcript of the portion from The Early Show Monday.

KATIE COURIC: YOU HAVE AN AUNT WHO'S BEEN LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY APPARENTLY ILLEGALLY, AND YOUR CAMPAIGN SAYS ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE LAWS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED. SO WOULD YOU SUPPORT HER BEING DEPORTED TO KENYA?

SEN. BARACK OBAMA: If she has violated laws, then those laws have to be obeyed. We're a nation of laws. And, obviously, that doesn't lessen my concern for her. I haven't been able to get in touch with her. But, I'm a strong believer that you obey the law.

KATIE COURIC: What did the McCain team do in the course of this campaign that made you the angriest?

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: katietheclown; peterprinciple
thin skinned........
1 posted on 11/03/2008 5:32:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“I haven’t been able to get in touch with her.”

How hard can that be? She’s under the bus..


2 posted on 11/03/2008 5:34:33 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: Sub-Driver

“I haven’t been able to get in touch with her”...

wow,wonder how true that is.


3 posted on 11/03/2008 5:34:40 AM PST by phothus
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To: Sub-Driver

If it was Palin she was interviewing she would have said, “but your side attacked the other side’s spouse as well didn’t they?” What about Cindy McCain Katie? They treat ths guy like a G.D. king.


4 posted on 11/03/2008 5:35:33 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s beautiful isn’t it. The whole MSM outlet is in the tank for him, Palin and her family are relentlessly attacked, he has a graveyard full of skeletons in his closet - and he complains about a few right wing media outlets. We have got to keep this man out of office.


5 posted on 11/03/2008 5:35:41 AM PST by Free America52
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To: Sub-Driver

this man gave Hillary the finger and called Sarah Palin a pig- to crowds at campaign rallies- and is indigant that his wife’s remarks WHILE SHE WAS CAMPAIGNING stirred criticism?

He is disordered


6 posted on 11/03/2008 5:35:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was Qaetie Al-Couric wearing kneepads?


7 posted on 11/03/2008 5:37:17 AM PST by TonyInOhio (This is no time to go wobbly.)
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To: vietvet67

She is in Boston and walks with a “make shift” cane. She can’t be that hard to catch up to. If Hussein can be in 5 different states per day, he should be able to make one trip to Boston to detain his Aunt until ICE arrives to take her away.


8 posted on 11/03/2008 5:38:16 AM PST by LetsRok
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To: Sub-Driver

This immature narcissist will become a tyrant if he makes it to the WH. Expect fawning interviews on all the alphabets tonight. They know if they cross him they will be thrown off the plane if he is elected.


9 posted on 11/03/2008 5:38:35 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: vietvet67

LOL!


10 posted on 11/03/2008 5:40:41 AM PST by saganite (Obama (Senator Government) is a political STD)
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To: Sub-Driver
Everything about The Øne from any pub is a low-blow attack smear. Even though these are stating hard facts, they must be retaliated with real actual slime against McCain, Palin, etc. Its The Øne's tactic of fighting with a gun against an opponent who came with a knife.
11 posted on 11/03/2008 5:40:41 AM PST by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I, I think that, ahh, you know, I -- a lot of the stuff that has made me angry hasn't directly come from the McCain campaign. I mean, I, I do think that there is a -- there is a Republican or rightwing -- media outlet-- set of media outlets that went after my wife for a while in a way that I thought was just completely out of bounds. And -- and I, you know, frankly I-- you know, I would have never considered or expected my allies to do something comparable to the spouse of an opponent. ... I just feel like family is -- are civilians. And they don't sign up for this stuff. They support their -- their spouse. But generally, you know, they're really -- should be bystanders in this process, even if they're campaigning for you. You know, they're saying nice things about -- about their -- their, in this case, their husbands. I mean, that's what you expect. And-- and that doesn't make them suddenly targets.

At least he had the modicum of decency to acknowledge -- in passing -- that it wasn't the McCain campaign that made a controversy of her outrageous remarks.

12 posted on 11/03/2008 5:41:07 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Sub-Driver
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13 posted on 11/03/2008 5:42:11 AM PST by Sister_T (Sarah Palin can lead a horse to water AND make him drink.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess his buddy, DEVAL Patrick, the Governor of Taxachusetts is too drunk on tax dollars to lend a hand and help Barrie contact his aunt. What about the other ACORN demondim in the Boston area? That’s right, its the first of the month and welfare check came out, so they’re busy running to Kappy’s.


14 posted on 11/03/2008 5:42:17 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: vietvet67
“I haven’t been able to get in touch with her.” How hard can that be? She’s under the bus..

I thought that was simply the oddest statement I have ever heard. In this day of instant communication, you can get in touch with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

And what is more amazing is that he seems to care more about the plight of illegal aliens he has never met than the plight of his "favorite aunt" who happens to be here illegally. He will fight to keep every other illegal alien here, but he is more than happy to send his "favorite aunt" packing back to Kenya. So if you are an illegal alien you don't need to fear an Obama presidency... unless you happen to be a relative or a friend of Obama.

15 posted on 11/03/2008 5:42:33 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Sub-Driver
Targeting Michelle?

Except for the Waldorf Astoria ticket for the afternoon snack including Lobster Hors D'ouvres and Iranian Caviar for enough money to feed a family of four for a couple of weeks (via e-mail), I really haven't seen much, unlike 'targeting' Joe the Plumber, or even specualting who Trig's mommy is.

We danged sure don't need a sniveler in the White House who can dish it out but can't take it.

16 posted on 11/03/2008 5:42:33 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Sub-Driver
But, I'm a strong believer that you obey the law.

If so, why does he support amnesty? He also is against cracking down on illegals in the work place. And he favors rewarding illegals with driver's licenses.

17 posted on 11/03/2008 5:43:04 AM PST by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 11/03/2008 5:44:37 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: Sub-Driver
If you or I were running for President and knew that one of our close relatives was living in the U.S. illegally and did nothing about it, the Dems would probably have us thrown in jail for "aiding and abetting" in a criminal act.

Oh well.

19 posted on 11/03/2008 5:45:12 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny how nothing was said when the NYTimes went after Cindy McCain on two ocassions. Or when the NYTimes had absolutely no facts and yet went out and lied about a McCain affair.


20 posted on 11/03/2008 5:45:53 AM PST by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s for obeying the law unless its a Campaign Funding law. Those he’s breaking w/o any question.

Pray for McCuda and Our Troops


21 posted on 11/03/2008 5:46:39 AM PST by bray (Rezko = Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't think that is necessarily fair to compare Michelle with Sarah since Sarah is the nominee. However, I think that Michelle was treated with kid gloves compared to the NYT story about Cindy McCain and the stories about the Palin kids. We heard nothing about Biden’s son's law suit about millions of dollars.
22 posted on 11/03/2008 5:47:23 AM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks....barry little x)
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To: Sub-Driver

What about Trig? A sixth month old baby? Michelle is a big woman, she can stand up for herself. But a baby??? Oh yeah, that’s the left’s favorite target.


23 posted on 11/03/2008 5:48:36 AM PST by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone else notice that the article smears the GOP, when Obama specifically said that it was "Republican or right-wing set of media outlets that went after my wife...."?

Obama was talking about the political viewpoints of those media outlets -- not their affiliation.

24 posted on 11/03/2008 5:48:45 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: VRWCmember
I just feel like family is -- are civilians. And they don't sign up for this stuff.

Ahem....in my best Biden voice:

"Two Words: Joe the Plumber"

25 posted on 11/03/2008 5:54:03 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (P.O.O.P. Prevent Overtaxation Of Plumbers-or we'll all be knee deep in it!)
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To: Sub-Driver
KATIE COURIC: What did the McCain team do in the course of this campaign that made you the angriest?

I don't remember what McCain's or Palin's answer was when posed a similar question.

26 posted on 11/03/2008 5:55:44 AM PST by TankerKC (Engages in rhetorical flourishes.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I haven't been able to get in touch with her.

Gosh, they are able to locate one, lone, mad cow in Canada and he isn't able to contact his Aunt?

Hmmm, i smell a DemocRAT.
27 posted on 11/03/2008 5:57:19 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: VRWCmember
where was obama when they attacked cindy mccain? the only reason he did not out right blame the mccain team is because that would leave him open to be blamed for the times’ hit piece on cindy. there is a reason he dont want michelle involved. her associations probably stink more than his. she should have been vetted too.
28 posted on 11/03/2008 6:01:45 AM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 11/03/2008 6:04:19 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Sub-Driver
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: You know, I, I think that, ahh, you know, I -- a lot of the stuff that has made me angry hasn't directly come from the McCain campaign. I mean, I, I do think that there is a -- there is a Republican or rightwing -- media outlet-- set of media outlets that went after my wife for a while in a way that I thought was just completely out of bounds. And -- and I, you know, frankly I-- you know, I would have never considered or expected my allies to do something comparable to the spouse of an opponent. ... I just feel like family is -- are civilians. And they don't sign up for this stuff. They support their -- their spouse. But generally, you know, they're really -- should be bystanders in this process, even if they're campaigning for you. You know, they're saying nice things about -- about their -- their, in this case, their husbands. I mean, that's what you expect. And-- and that doesn't make them suddenly targets.

You know, Katie??

30 posted on 11/03/2008 6:05:38 AM PST by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: TonyInOhio
Was Qaetie Al-Couric wearing kneepads?

Yeah, and a nice pearl necklace that Obama left her with.

31 posted on 11/03/2008 6:09:06 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No kidding. But going after our Vice President’s family was ‘fair game’ in 1994. And going after our VP nominee’s family is ESPECIALLY fair game to ‘them.’


32 posted on 11/03/2008 6:18:03 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Sub-Driver

Thin-skinned whiny better get use to it if she gets near the White House.

There will be no let up of the same treatment they gave Bush.


33 posted on 11/03/2008 6:18:30 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: phothus
“I haven’t been able to get in touch with her”...

Sure, I believe him. I'm positive that disabled illegal immigrants on a fixed income are just impossible to find this time of year. The house at the Cape is all closed up for the winter, but she could be in Tahiti, or perhaps Gstaad, or maybe the house in Aspen?

Who knows, with these wild and crazy Obama relatives?

(geez, lies are bad enough, but these are stupid lies)

34 posted on 11/03/2008 6:30:58 AM PST by wbill
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To: Sub-Driver
Sorry Bambi. Your wife was focused on because of her controversial statements during the campaign. Please tell me what Cindy McCain said that required the main stream media to rake her over the coals? And how many Conservative reporters sought out friends of your daughters online to get the dirt on you and Michelle?

...*crickets chirping*...

35 posted on 11/03/2008 7:55:56 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: They'reGone2000

Is that picture Photoshopped? If it isn’t, Bambi’s looking a bit sick don’t ‘ya think?


36 posted on 11/03/2008 7:58:51 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: phothus
"wow,wonder how true that is."

Reporters from the UK managed to locate her, and her address and phone number are available through searches on the internet.

37 posted on 11/03/2008 8:02:10 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Rudder
"Yeah, and a nice pearl necklace that Obama left her with."

Probably Muslim prayer beads.

38 posted on 11/03/2008 8:07:32 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
Bambi’s looking a bit sick don’t ‘ya think?

At least tired.

And we hope worried.

39 posted on 11/03/2008 8:41:01 AM PST by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: TonyInOhio
"Was Qaetie Al-Couric wearing kneepads?"

With a very smart black burka.

40 posted on 11/03/2008 12:44:19 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Sub-Driver

0bama, as Democrat Harry Truman once said, “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.”


41 posted on 11/03/2008 12:51:46 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Sub-Driver
“I mean, I, ah, you know, I not only expect to be treated with a double standard, but, you know, I plan to make that the Gold Standard, you know.

I expect that, after the right-wing media that I, ah, you know, know exists, is completely dismantled, that there will never, you know, be any criticism of me or my wife again, no matter what angry, stupid things we say.”

42 posted on 11/03/2008 3:41:09 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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