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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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To: drhogan

we could keep claiming that "obama hussein is NOT a terrorist" over and over, which might confuse the people who would otherwise vote for him.
or maybe "there is not ONE iota of evidence that obama hussein was involved with the 9-11 attacks or the rape of darfur".


51 posted on 12/10/2006 6:29:41 AM PST by drhogan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM/DBM is emboldened to call the liberal wing of the Democrat party moderates and even conservatives, because they know people don't fact check their reports and they got away with it in November. Thanks for the reality check. The facts about Obama will come out when Hillary needs them. Hopefully this turns into a bloodbath between Obama and Hillary.


52 posted on 12/10/2006 6:29:55 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: OrioleFan

I suspect Osama Obama is running for the VP slot. No one is going to take down Clinton in the Democrat primary; that will be our pleasant responsibility.


53 posted on 12/10/2006 6:32:14 AM PST by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: JHBowden

I think Mike has been influenced by his liberal wife...


54 posted on 12/10/2006 6:34:08 AM PST by aimee5291
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To: JHBowden

Count me in.


55 posted on 12/10/2006 6:37:59 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: CzarNicky; governsleastgovernsbest
is this the guy who smashes fruit?

This is the guy who uses the stage name Jeffrey Jones, best known as Principal Rooney on 'Ferris Bueller'.

He earns money by acting and actually has to PAY stations to carry his amateurish and lazy radio show!

56 posted on 12/10/2006 6:49:25 AM PST by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Anyone who listens to Mike Gallagher knows, when Mike speaks there is no point for further discussion.


57 posted on 12/10/2006 6:52:31 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: hlmencken3; CzarNicky; governsleastgovernsbest
...

Gallagher...................................Jeffery Jones.

In November 2002, after having been accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photographs, Jones was charged with one felony count of employing a minor for purposes of taking sexually explicit photos and a misdemeanour count of possessing child pornography and released on $20,000 bail. In July 2003, after pleading no contest to the felony charge, he was placed on a sex offender register, given five years probation and ordered to undergo counselling. The misdemeanour charge of possession or control of child pornography was dropped.

Jeffery Jones at IMDB

Not even close to the same guy.

58 posted on 12/10/2006 7:00:35 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I listen to Mike's radio show sometimes...and he is one of these people that just make sense...conservative talk show host...you nod your head in agreement with him...

But, then, just out of the blue, he will take a position on a topic that is way out of left field...and I do mean LEFT.

Therefore, I listen to him for entertainment purposes ONLY.


59 posted on 12/10/2006 7:02:21 AM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: raybbr; hlmencken3; CzarNicky; governsleastgovernsbest
Here's a pic of Jones. The other link got lost.


60 posted on 12/10/2006 7:03:31 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Moderates are too extreme for me.


61 posted on 12/10/2006 7:07:36 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: Txsleuth

"I listen to Mike's radio show sometimes...and he is one of these people that just make sense...conservative talk show host...you nod your head in agreement with him...

But, then, just out of the blue, he will take a position on a topic that is way out of left field...and I do mean LEFT. "

Mike Gallagher comes up with things that are so stupid and shallow sometimes, I can barely stand to listen to him.


62 posted on 12/10/2006 7:10:24 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Islamisalie
I have listened to this guy on the radio, he is an uneducated bore.

Most boring radio show in history. Gallagher is a doofus.

63 posted on 12/10/2006 7:17:03 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Six words I am absolutely sick of hearing: Michael Richards, Britany Spears, Barack Obama>


64 posted on 12/10/2006 7:22:00 AM PST by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: nevergore

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

Maybe he's not terribly smart?


65 posted on 12/10/2006 7:24:22 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

i wish the Democrats would nominate Obama. He'd spent Fall 2008 explaining he's not related to Osama.


66 posted on 12/10/2006 7:32:16 AM PST by Man of the Right
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gallagher should go back to slamming watermelons with a sludge hammer.


67 posted on 12/10/2006 7:40:21 AM PST by AdvisorB
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To: Man of the Right

Ted Kennedy thinks the junior senator from Illinois is Osama Obama. I heard him refer to him as such.


68 posted on 12/10/2006 7:42:06 AM PST by AdvisorB
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To: Hawthorn

Could very well be a poorly crafted position on his part.....

I've never listened to him so my observations of his behavior are limited......


69 posted on 12/10/2006 7:51:53 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: Mr.Smorch

"Gallagher should go back to slamming watermelons with a sludge hammer."

I'd rather see him try smashing anvils with his head. I live in the area where he started in radio...this is nothing new. He's always been a no talent media whore.


70 posted on 12/10/2006 8:04:49 AM PST by gruntSGT (Can anyone help me tell me the difference between Lindsey Graham and John Kerry?)
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To: SMM48
Barak Hussein Obama

No silly name games, please. It was tired when the libs did it with Newt in 94.

There are many substantive reasons to oppose candidate Obama. Picking on his given name is not only childish, but worse yet it makes it look like we don't have anything else in our arsenal.

71 posted on 12/10/2006 8:06:00 AM PST by highball (Proud to announce the birth of little Highball, Junior - Feb. 7, 2006!)
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To: nevergore

> I've never listened to him <

You haven't missed a lot. I'll agree with the other posters in this thread who find Mike somewhat boring. His heart usually seems to be in the right place, but a penetrating analyst he ain't. IMHO, Salem Radio would do themselves a big favor by replacing him with Steve Malzberg.


72 posted on 12/10/2006 8:07:51 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: highball

Agreed.


73 posted on 12/10/2006 8:09:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who cares what Mike Gallager thinks? Who even listens to his show?

Pray for W and Our Amazing Troops


74 posted on 12/10/2006 8:11:43 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: bray

I receive these kind of comments frequently. Gallagher was given a good-sized platform on Fox News Channel. And while I don't listen to his show, he is on the air in many markets around the country. So I'd say he is a relatively significant opinion-shaper.


75 posted on 12/10/2006 8:14:16 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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":

Remember that to the media, "moderate" means halfway between Dennis Kucinich and Dennis Hastert. ;)

76 posted on 12/10/2006 8:15:52 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I'd agree regarding the MSM - but surely Mike doesn't see himself as MSM but as a solid conservative commentator.


77 posted on 12/10/2006 8:17:31 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: highball

"Picking on his given name is not only childish,"

Well, the Democrats made a big deal about George FELIX Allen in an election not that long ago. Osama Obama is against fighting Revolutionary Islam, so the nickname is appropriate.


78 posted on 12/10/2006 8:21:44 AM PST by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cult of personality; Obama's the cotton candy man.


79 posted on 12/10/2006 8:22:16 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched him "debate" some girl a couple months ago who was lying through her teeth. He sat there with the dumbest look on his face and didn't even challenge her. The expression was priceless as was my screaming at him to open his mouth. He is useless for our side.

Pray for W and Our Troops


80 posted on 12/10/2006 8:22:25 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: JHBowden
Funny how Olberman's talking points manage to get on FR, he chastised Republicans weeks ago, not to use Obama's middle name saying it makes us look like we have nothing else, yada, yada, yada, and I had never heard one person even say his name.

The next day and since, some on this board dutifully chastise anyone who says it.
81 posted on 12/10/2006 8:32:15 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I guess Big Mike has finally jumped the shark.


82 posted on 12/10/2006 8:32:15 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: hunter112

Obama is just runnung block for the hag.


83 posted on 12/10/2006 8:36:16 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

LOL


84 posted on 12/10/2006 8:37:15 AM PST by freekitty
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Was Gallagher paid to act in an advertisement? Or is there something more going on between those two?


85 posted on 12/10/2006 8:38:59 AM PST by Jane Austen
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To: Reform4Bush
Oh please. the LAST GOOD DEMOCRAT was this guy:


What 'Rat today would be caught dead saying " Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Or would have the chutzpah to tell the entitlement-lovers this.."Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."


86 posted on 12/10/2006 8:40:39 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: hlmencken3

how in the world did you get your wires so tangled on this one?


87 posted on 12/10/2006 8:44:44 AM PST by isom35
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To: highlander_UW

"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."

Obama or Gallagher?

Answer: Yes

Mike Gallagher is a sh*t for brains commentator who who can not discuss the small government advocacy position. Like O'Reilly and Hannity, he is for government regulation of his own pet causes as the only "solution. "

The guy's a bottom-tier hack who even makes unstable idiots like Savage look good in comparison.

May his meager ratings sink even lower and may he dissapear from the radio and tube.


88 posted on 12/10/2006 9:02:52 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem
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To: JHBowden

"Well, the Democrats made a big deal about George FELIX Allen in an election not that long ago. Osama Obama is against fighting Revolutionary Islam, so the nickname is appropriate."

It's not a nickname - Barak Hussein Obama is his given name.

Can't wait for the mediot talking heads to have to choose sides between him and Hillary!


89 posted on 12/10/2006 9:09:24 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Barack Hussein Obama bump.


90 posted on 12/10/2006 9:12:41 AM PST by cicero's_son
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mike Gallagher is mildly retarded.


91 posted on 12/10/2006 9:14:10 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: isom35

It's called 'humor'. Google it...

The two look very much alike...


92 posted on 12/10/2006 9:16:53 AM PST by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mike Gallagher was as dumb as an ice cube when a local station carried him for a few months, years ago.

Looks like he melted and became a skeeter breeding pool.

93 posted on 12/10/2006 9:20:59 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"He's got some pretty solid ideas. He's a moderate."

Somewhat of an oxymoron wouldn't you say?

94 posted on 12/10/2006 9:23:03 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: Mr.Smorch
Gallagher should go back to slamming watermelons with a sludge hammer.

LMAO!

95 posted on 12/10/2006 9:24:10 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Mike Gallagher is mildly retarded.

And, Obama is a "moderate".

96 posted on 12/10/2006 9:25:30 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Thumper1960

Ouch!


97 posted on 12/10/2006 9:25:39 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
have an extra cup of [kool-aid]and check the record to stave off recurrences of early morning bouts of Obamamania.
98 posted on 12/10/2006 9:26:52 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mike seemed, to me, to be the guy in high school who bent over bare-arsed, put a fake glasses/nose/moustache on and pretended to speak wisdom while expelling last night's Taco Bell buffet.

I'll make no apologies....Gallagher is a moron who proves the Peter Principle.

99 posted on 12/10/2006 9:31:05 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Careful, Mike.

"He who sups with the Devil, best use a long spoon." - Martin Luther


100 posted on 12/10/2006 10:59:45 AM PST by SquirrelKing
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