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Gallagher Ga-Ga For Obama: 'Solid Ideas, A Moderate'
Fox & Friends Weekend | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/10/2006 4:28:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Let's be generous and chalk it up to the early-morning hour. Otherwise we'd have to come down hard on radio host Mike Gallagher, who as a guest on this morning's Fox & Friends Weekend went ga-ga for Barack Obama. It's one thing to acknowledge as did Mike that Obama has appeal as a candidate. But, interviewed by Keran Chetry, it was Gallagher's praise for Obama's substance that shocked, coming as it did from a putative conservative. Said Gallagher:

"He's got some pretty solid ideas. He's a moderate."

Moderate?? If Mike would check Obama's record, he'd find that in addition to having received a perfect 100% rating last year from the paleo-liberals at Americans for Democratic Action, a host of other ratings Barack has received screams "cookie-cutter left-wing Democrat":

* Planned Parenthood 100% in 2006.

* National Right to Life Committee 0% in 2005-2006.

* Americans for Tax Reform 0% in 2005.

* NAACP 100% in 2005.

* American Conservative Union 8 percent in 2005.

* Illinois Environmental Council 100% in 2003.

* Children's Defense Fund [Hillary's old beat] 100% in 2005.

* National Organization For Women 100% in 2005.

* NRA, 'F' in 2004.

* Federation for American Immigration Reform 0% in 2005.

* 2005 AFL-CIO 92%.

So just what are those ideas Mike finds "solid," and where is the proof of Obama's moderation? Come on Mike - have an extra cup of coffee and check the record to stave off recurrences of early morning bouts of Obamamania.

Contact Mark at mark@gunhill.net


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhussein; barackobama; bigmikejumpstheshark; fnc; hussein; kiranchetry; mikegallagher; muslim; osama; sleeper
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1 posted on 12/10/2006 4:28:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Gallagher ga-ga for Obama ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/10/2006 4:29:21 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I saw him say that...what's he thinking?! The guy is a marxist...and that's never been a good idea in the past.
3 posted on 12/10/2006 4:30:23 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: highlander_UW

Thanks for confirming things. I began to worry that due to the early morning hour maybe it was I who was having problems with reality ;-)


4 posted on 12/10/2006 4:31:23 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

is this the guy who smashes fruit?


5 posted on 12/10/2006 4:32:43 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'm still picking myself up off of the floor after that "moderate" remark.


6 posted on 12/10/2006 4:32:45 AM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe Mike was out having Limoncellos with Danny DiVito last night and just want straight to the F&F set.


7 posted on 12/10/2006 4:33:08 AM PST by n230099 ("If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
All you need to know is who is making Barak Hussein Obama a superstar. If you guessed your friendly, unbiased MSM/DBM you would be correctamundo.

You have to wonder about so many fellow Americans who would actually vote for this POS.

9 posted on 12/10/2006 4:35:50 AM PST by SMM48
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To: SMM48

" You have to wonder about so many fellow Americans who would actually vote for this POS "

When was the last time we had an election that was decided on "strength of ideas" -- rather than on "Money spent and dirt dug"....

Our educational system has, for 50 years, been dedicated to turning out uncritical consumers that will fit the models of marketing/advertising types.

We reap what we have sown.....


10 posted on 12/10/2006 4:40:13 AM PST by Uncle Ike ("Tripping over the lines connecting all of the dots"... [FReeper Pinz-n-needlez])
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I copied the list of Obama's "credits" and included them in an e-mail to Gallagher. I am still giving him the benefit of the doubt, though. Hopefully, clarification or some sort of retraction will be forthcoming. His history is very good.


11 posted on 12/10/2006 4:47:49 AM PST by David Isaac
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To: Uncle Ike
When was the last time we had an election that was decided on "strength of ideas" -- rather than on "Money spent and dirt dug"....

November 7, 2006.

Republicans spent all their time digging dirt and buying stupid commercials, and advanced no ideas at all. The Democrats were no better, of course, but at least they could run as outsiders. It was incumbent on the Republicans to explain why they deserved re-election, and they wasted their time on nonsense instead.

We deserved the plastering we got. We richly deserved it.

12 posted on 12/10/2006 4:49:37 AM PST by gridlock (We just got dumped. McCain and Rudy are Rebound Guys. Let's not marry the Rebound Guy.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We had a game show called "Mastermind", in which Magnus Magnusson would grill a contestant in depth on a subject. I wonder how well Obama would do on questions regarding the American Constitution.

Regards, Ivan

13 posted on 12/10/2006 4:50:05 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

His or the the US?


14 posted on 12/10/2006 4:52:10 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mike went ga ga over Harold Ford Jr. five or six years ago.

I really used to like him.


15 posted on 12/10/2006 4:52:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nice catch Mark!

When my tv timer kicked this morning it was on FOX in the Gallagher segment. I went from sweet dreams to (insert..."Oh Jeez Not This Stuff Again" guy)reality. Gallagher's credibility as an objective opinion/talker for the libertarian/right/conservative side went to ZERO on this issue.

Thanks for your list Mark. Thanks for pointing out the record of this drive-by-media created man.

Gallagher was the shooter this morning. Keran was driving the car. Lives of the unwitting were diminished.

Thanks for posting the truth. Thanks for your service to this nation.


16 posted on 12/10/2006 4:53:43 AM PST by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder if Obama were elected President if he would suddenly declare himself Muslim?


17 posted on 12/10/2006 4:53:53 AM PST by freekitty
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To: mariabush

Mike not Jr.!


18 posted on 12/10/2006 4:57:37 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: freekitty; governsleastgovernsbest
I wonder if Obama were elected President if he would suddenly declare himself Muslim?

. . . well, you've always got that al-taqiyya thing to contend with.

19 posted on 12/10/2006 4:58:46 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: CzarNicky

GA-GA!


20 posted on 12/10/2006 4:59:27 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
You have an excellent list there that shows how "Moderate" Mr. Obamanation is!

He is a perfect candidate for the setting up the "godvernment" of the USSA.

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21 posted on 12/10/2006 4:59:37 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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To: Bahbah
'Solid Ideas, A Moderate'

Translation: “Hey everybody... I got sh*t for brains!”

22 posted on 12/10/2006 5:02:32 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't think Mike is serious. The more exposure to Obama will put a little more 'hurt' on Hilliary's nomination. IMO
23 posted on 12/10/2006 5:04:07 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: PGalt

My pleasure, PG. All kidding aside I remain baffled by Gallagher's performance. What was he thinking? How can he possibly imagine Obama is a "moderate"?


24 posted on 12/10/2006 5:04:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: All

For a Democrat, he's not so bad.

Election night 2004 I thought Obama was a bit of a beacon of hope in the Democratic Party. While the majority of the Democrats were whining about another Bush victory and the woes sure to follow - Obama was appealing for the country to accept the results, work together and move forward.

At least he isn't from the Michael Moore contingency. Not my first choice for President, but looking over the Democrats options - he is actually pretty high up there IMO.

I'm just sayin'.... who else are you looking at from the Dems beyond Hillary?


25 posted on 12/10/2006 5:04:59 AM PST by Reform4Bush
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think that Obama is very electable. This is not a good thing for us, of course, but we would be deluding ourselves if we put him in the same categroy as Gore, Kerry or even Hillary. He will be able to run circles around them in terms of personality and popularity. We need to see him as a SERIOUS challenge.


26 posted on 12/10/2006 5:05:16 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty
We let Hillary fight him for the nomination. Either she wins it, and the black voters stay home to "get even" with her, or he wins it, and we re-run her criticisms of him to get the mushy middle scared of him.

Six months ago, I said that the nominations were going to Hillary and McCain, unless someone else catches fire, and fast. Obama is doing just that, and over on our side, nobody else is anywhere near a threat to McCain, unless the media starts gushing over Rudy like they have Obama.

27 posted on 12/10/2006 5:13:11 AM PST by hunter112 (Total victory at home and in the Middle East!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gallagher Ga-Ga For Obama

"Let's be generous and chalk it up to the early-morning hour." -- Maybe just a little too much early Christmas punch.

28 posted on 12/10/2006 5:15:34 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Manic_Episode

....... give that dweeb a watermelon to smack.


29 posted on 12/10/2006 5:16:44 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Pods in his cellar?


30 posted on 12/10/2006 5:20:49 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Reform4Bush

If the other Democrats you're talking about are Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary Clinton, then you might have a point in saying he's not so bad. But I can only say 'might', because if you look at his voting record, then is there really that much difference between them?

In fact, Obama is more of a threat because he packages his far-left ideology in an appealing, media-friendly cover. A President Obama would easily be the most leftwing Presidency of modern times.


31 posted on 12/10/2006 5:27:18 AM PST by Aetius
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To: duckman
I don't think Mike is serious.

Oh he was, Mike isn't smart enough not to be serious. His local show proves that.

32 posted on 12/10/2006 5:28:23 AM PST by engrpat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It must mean Mike wants to get invited to more trendy parties. That's the major motivation for treason and useful-idiocy on the left, why wouldn't it start infecting people on the "right"?


33 posted on 12/10/2006 5:29:59 AM PST by samtheman (The Democrats are the DhimmiGods of the New Religion of PC)
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To: PGalt

Did this idiot Gallagher even consider judicial nominations? I mean, does anyone doubt that an Obama-appointed Sup Court justice would be a far-left activist judge?


Obama is many things, but 'moderate' is not one of them.


34 posted on 12/10/2006 5:30:33 AM PST by Aetius
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To: Uncle Ike
We reap what we have sown.....

Yep. The GOP ran a carpet bagger candidate in the form of Alan Keyes and lost. Now, the Laimstream media is fawning all over Osama Obama as if it were the second coming. We have a similar situation here in the 3rd CD of Tennessee, although without all the media coverage.

For the last 3 election cycles the RNC has refused to support and run a real candidate in my district (but they still want my money). This past election the first time I saw the 'Pubbie candidate's name was on the ballot. No signs, no TV ads, nothing. And this is for an area that was once held by Zach Wamp (R), before the gerrymandering of the district in 2001. The current congresscritter, Lincoln Davis (D), is a stuffed suit and would be easy to beat, IMO.

Is it really all that difficult to see why the GOP lost both houses of Congress? I don't think so.

35 posted on 12/10/2006 5:31:09 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Tennessee - The last Conservative rock sticking above a deep blue sea....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hillary! will be the Democrat nominee for President with Obama the Vice-Presidential nominee. Republicans had better find a candidate they can rally around or the White House will be lost.


36 posted on 12/10/2006 5:35:57 AM PST by catpuppy
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To: catpuppy

thye have and will...his name is Rudy....he can and will beat the piaps and her muzzie lapdog...obama hussein!!!!

that is if the republicans decide that America is more important than sitting on their hands like the last election to prove a point...and allow the lib/dems to take the country down the toilet!!!!


37 posted on 12/10/2006 5:42:29 AM PST by hnj_00
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To: Uncle Ike
>" Our educational system has, for 50 years, been dedicated to turning out uncritical consumers that will fit the models of marketing/advertising types."

Further proof, look at the "music" being shoved down the kids throats nowadays. Pure garbage! It could be a recording of mooing cows flatulating, but if it's images are full of bling, and sking, it's an award winning zillion seller.

38 posted on 12/10/2006 5:47:19 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: Aetius
Yeah, but if this voting record is all you got on him: * Planned Parenthood 100% in 2006. * National Right to Life Committee 0% in 2005-2006. * Americans for Tax Reform 0% in 2005. * NAACP 100% in 2005. * American Conservative Union 8 percent in 2005. * Illinois Environmental Council 100% in 2003. * Children's Defense Fund [Hillary's old beat] 100% in 2005. * National Organization For Women 100% in 2005. * NRA, 'F' in 2004. * Federation for American Immigration Reform 0% in 2005. * 2005 AFL-CIO 92%. Then you ain't got much to motivate a voting base. Right now I think his inexperience is his biggest drawback. I think his middle name being Hussein and his last name rhyming with 'Osama' are probably big enough factors to keep him out of the White House (even as a VP), but I'd want a little more than that and his 100% NAACP voting record if I were an adversary. In short, we'll need some dirt on this guy to keep him from being a factor... something more than just the shady land deal with his 'neighbor'.
39 posted on 12/10/2006 5:48:55 AM PST by Reform4Bush
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To: hnj_00

Rudy? Well, if power at all cost, including conservative principles is what is important to you, he may be your candidate. However, since he's about as liberal as the next Democrat with regards to abortion, good luck getting the conservative base out to vote for him.


40 posted on 12/10/2006 5:50:57 AM PST by Catholic Iowan
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To: Reform4Bush

His pro-abortion voting record should be reason enough to get the conservative base out to vote against him. Unless, that is, the Republican candidate is not all that much different in his/her views on abortion. I'm thinking Rudy Guiliani, which so many seem to do a Gallagher on. You know, go Ga-Ga over.

Anyway, this article doesn't show much of a moderate to me:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51121

"So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide."

I doubt the unborn, and even those who are born, if not wanted by their mothers, would agree with Gallagher's idiotic belief that Obama is a "moderate."


41 posted on 12/10/2006 5:58:54 AM PST by Catholic Iowan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didn't see it but could it be part of a disinformation campaign by Gallager to hurt Hitlery???

The more Obama is promoted (BTW, he's not nationally electable) the more Hitlery has to turn hard left to maintain her base.......


42 posted on 12/10/2006 6:06:43 AM PST by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Osama is already an honorary member of the Democrat Party.


43 posted on 12/10/2006 6:08:33 AM PST by CalcuttaIke
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To: hnj_00
You are desperate to have a radical social liberal head up the Republican ticket in 2008? Why go only partway? Linc Chaffee's available.

What's the matter? Are you too much of a conservative "purist" to tolerate Linc Chaffee as president?

Oh, I get it. You want Giuliani because he's supposedly electable. Got it. If Linc Chaffee were electable, you'd support him as well.

Principled conservatism ain't what it used to be.

Ronald Reagan, where are you? The same sort of knuckleheads who supported Ford in 1976 are swooning over his ideological twin, Rudy Giuliani, in 2006.

44 posted on 12/10/2006 6:09:18 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: nevergore

I think that's giving Mike too much credit for being Machiavellian!


45 posted on 12/10/2006 6:11:16 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Osama bin Laden, ahen Osama Obama, ahem Senator Obama is a Marxist to the core.


46 posted on 12/10/2006 6:12:50 AM PST by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe yes...maybe no.....

Mike knows his base.....above all, he doesn't want to destroy his business....so what's his motivation?


47 posted on 12/10/2006 6:16:51 AM PST by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: gridlock
We deserved the plastering we got. We richly deserved it.

True enough, but a platform of "the Repubicans have totally scrwed up, let us try for awhile" is not exactly an election won on the "strength of ideas."

48 posted on 12/10/2006 6:18:14 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: highlander_UW

maybe he's a moderate marxist.


49 posted on 12/10/2006 6:19:37 AM PST by drhogan
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To: dinoparty
You have got to be kidding!

We are at war with the Muslims and you think we will elect someone with a Muslim name?

No way! I sure hope the dims nominate him!
50 posted on 12/10/2006 6:22:09 AM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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