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The Houston Chronicle Makes Obama/Biden Their Choice (Endorsement)
Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 18, 2008 | Houston Chronicle editorial staff

Posted on 10/19/2008 8:42:38 PM PDT by gab1279

...Obama appears to possess the tools to confront our myriad and daunting problems. He's thoughtful and analytical. He has met his opponents' attacks with calm and reasoned responses. Viewers of the debates saw a poised, well-prepared plausible president with well-articulated positions on the bread-and-butter issues that poll after poll indicate are the true concerns of voters. While Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have struck an increasingly personal and negative tone in their speeches, Obama has continued to talk about issues of substance.

It is true that Obama has served less than a term in the U.S. Senate and that his previous elective experience is confined to the Illinois Legislature. However, during that public service and his previous role as a community organizer on the streets of Chicago, he has developed an appreciation and understanding of the real-life concerns of middle- and low-income Americans.

On the Iraq war, Obama was an early voice of opposition to the initial invasion and his plan for a phased withdrawal of combat forces has been embraced by American and Iraqi policymakers. His partner on the ticket, Biden, is one of the leading foreign policy experts in Congress. They pledge to rebuild America's diminished standing in the world and restore our reputation as the leading defender of democracy and human rights...

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2008endorsements; bluezone; bo; democrat; democrats; endorsement; houston; houstoncomical; liberalmedia; obama; starkravingsocialism; texas
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Happened to see this trying to find out info on the Texas State Senate races. Guess this shouldn't be surprising, but...yeah, there you go.

They have a beef about Palin too:

"Perhaps the worst mistake McCain made in his campaign for the White House was the choice of the inexperienced and inflammatory Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Had he selected a moderate, experienced Republican lawmaker such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with a strong appeal to independents, the Chronicle's choice for an endorsement would have been far more difficult." (?)

1 posted on 10/19/2008 8:42:38 PM PDT by gab1279
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To: gab1279

unbelievable.........................


2 posted on 10/19/2008 8:43:04 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: gab1279

Chronicle is pretty liberal, especially for being the major newspaper of the only city to go for Bush in both elections.


3 posted on 10/19/2008 8:43:44 PM PDT by DiogenesLaertius
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To: gab1279

Fish wrap


4 posted on 10/19/2008 8:44:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gab1279; Allegra

Shocked. SHOCKED!


5 posted on 10/19/2008 8:44:50 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: gab1279

I’m soooo shocked! /end sarcasm


6 posted on 10/19/2008 8:45:36 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: gab1279

What do these left wing rags think radical socialism is going to do for them? They have made a horrid choice to trash America, and support socialism and its ilk.....

WHY????


7 posted on 10/19/2008 8:46:14 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: gab1279
While Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have struck an increasingly personal and negative tone in their speeches,

This is the crap that really pisses me off. Where were these whiny bass turds when Camp Obama was crucifying Trig Palin for have Down's and Bristol Palin for being pregnant? Commie hypocrites!

8 posted on 10/19/2008 8:46:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around." - Barack HUSSEIN Obama a.k.a. Barry Soetoro)
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To: gab1279

It would not surprise me at all if Kay Bailey put the HC up to this endorsement and include the phrase about her. She has become a disgrace with her non support of the McCain-Palin ticket once Palin came on board. She needs to retire.


9 posted on 10/19/2008 8:46:45 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: Sudetenland
LOL I know! *grin*

At least Dallas got it right...

10 posted on 10/19/2008 8:47:14 PM PDT by gab1279 (*~*Prayers UP for our troops*~*)
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To: gab1279

That last comment’s the real laugher...as if they would have endorsed McCain had he chosen Tom Ridge...now that’s funny.


11 posted on 10/19/2008 8:47:18 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: gab1279
Around here we call it the 'Houston Comical.'
12 posted on 10/19/2008 8:47:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( God doesn't wear a wristwatch.)
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To: gab1279
It is true that Obama has served less than a term in the U.S. Senate and that his previous elective experience is confined to the Illinois Legislature. However, during that public service and his previous role as a community organizer on the streets of Chicago, he has developed an appreciation and understanding of the real-life concerns of middle- and low-income Americans.

ROFL. He's inexperienced but he has "an appreciation and understanding" of poor people, so it's ok. Yet somehow Palin is "inexperienced" despite having been in executive roles, including the two top key executive roles in her state's government. GMAFB.

I don't subscribe to that piece of sh!t because I don't need it. Its website was mildly useful after Ike, but that was about it.
13 posted on 10/19/2008 8:48:09 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: Xenalyte

Colour me not shocked.


14 posted on 10/19/2008 8:48:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: gab1279

“While Arizona Sen. John McCain and his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have struck an increasingly personal and negative tone in their speeches, Obama has continued to talk about issues of substance.”

Expect to continue hearing this plagiarized shared talking point. This along with “erratic” and “angry.”


15 posted on 10/19/2008 8:48:24 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: gab1279
He's thoughtful and analytical.......?

That seditious stupid SOB'n socialist couldn't rub two sticks together and get a clue ! He's his handlers sock monkey, nothing more !

But then I repeat myself often !......;o)

16 posted on 10/19/2008 8:48:51 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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17 posted on 10/19/2008 8:49:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: gab1279
The next Obama supporter you meet, ask them why they support him, if they site his campaign promises, ask them this...

Barack Obama has been force to renounce and ultimately denounce every person with whom he has associated throughout his formative political life and he has changed every stand on the issues he had since he began his campaign...why would you believe him now?

Guaranteed response is dumb silence...did I say DUMB? silence:)
18 posted on 10/19/2008 8:52:23 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: EagleUSA
What do these left wing rags think radical socialism is going to do for them?

Make their job easier. They'll only have to report half the news. And the stories will already come to them typed and edited straight from the Obama press room.

Oh, wait, that's how it is now.

19 posted on 10/19/2008 8:52:33 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: gab1279

He's thoughtful and analytical.

20 posted on 10/19/2008 8:54:30 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Sudetenland
Yes, you're right, I would get DUMB silence. I actually can't even find anyone I know around here among my friends that is not voting for Obama. How sad is that?

And these are people that voted for Bush TWICE. They can't even give a good reason for voting for Obama - except they believe the lines that McCain is "more of the same" - they are voting AGAINST the Republican Party.

They also make a game out of making fun of Sarah too...maybe she hits too close to home for some of the young hipsters...she reminds me of a lot of good salt-of-the-earth Texans we have.

21 posted on 10/19/2008 8:59:24 PM PDT by gab1279 (*~*Prayers UP for our troops*~*)
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To: gab1279
The rat propaganda machine working overtime I see. They better get busy! Harris County was a red county in 04’ for the first time in history I believe. Too many “ Joes” out in the burbs... to many Catholics (mostly Mexican American) inside the beltway. My hometown.. last time I visited the old hood, looked like a third world country.
22 posted on 10/19/2008 9:00:46 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: gab1279

Well considering that illegal aliens and New Orleans evacuees have completely taken over the city, is this really a surprise?


23 posted on 10/19/2008 9:02:53 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

ping


24 posted on 10/19/2008 9:14:12 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Not surprising...

But I would not have known this because I do not take the paper...And for good reason...

It’s almost too expensive just to use as bird cage liner...And I won’t steal it from some homeless guy using it for insulation, and “other” things...

You would think that after years of telling every new account hound they hire there to get new subscriptions would have my number flagged for “do not call”, they’d take the hint...

Out of a possible readership of 5-6 million, they only have about (and I stand to be corrected) 180,000 subscriptions...That speaks volumes...


25 posted on 10/19/2008 9:16:15 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: gab1279

It is true that Obama has served less than a term in the U.S. Senate and that his previous elective experience is confined to the Illinois Legislature. However, during that public service and his previous role as a community organizer on the streets of Chicago, he has developed an appreciation and understanding of the real-life concerns of middle- and low-income Americans.

So, take out the lack of political experience he get’s how to work with low to moderate income folks...Well, so do I, you try to help them out by helping htem help themselves. Whooo hooooooooo!! Vote for PM in 2012, I’m in!!!!

If only that’s all it took...good grief.


26 posted on 10/19/2008 9:26:32 PM PDT by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
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To: lentulusgracchus

ping.
You read the chronic lie?


27 posted on 10/19/2008 9:29:49 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: gab1279

Houston Chronicle controlled by owners of San Francisco Chronicle. They have no competition in Houston and they are still losing readership.


28 posted on 10/19/2008 9:34:38 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: anymouse
Houston Chronicle controlled by owners of San Francisco Chronicle. They have no competition in Houston and they are still losing readership.

Yes, they are also against the Death Penalty.

Talk about being out of touch in Texas!

29 posted on 10/19/2008 9:58:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Oh earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord-(Jer.22:29))
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To: anymouse
I'd wager the bulk of the koolaid sippers choose to take up residence in and around the montrose area..
30 posted on 10/19/2008 10:03:21 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: Harry Wurzbach

I’ll take the governor over the “community organizer” any day.


31 posted on 10/19/2008 10:06:42 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: smokingfrog

That’s what I called it when I lived there.


32 posted on 10/19/2008 10:12:10 PM PDT by Marauder (Let's elect a man who's fought against communism, not a communist.)
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To: gab1279

33 posted on 10/19/2008 10:17:35 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: gab1279
The last time the Houston Chronic-Ill backed a liberal in a high-profile election, they lost about 10,000 subscribers. It'll be interesting to see what happens now.

I wish I had a subscription to the Chronic-Ill so I could cancel it.

34 posted on 10/19/2008 11:51:13 PM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...Keep up the faith)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
Yeah, another victim of press monopoly -- and the 1970 law that was passed specially for the media pimps, that exempts newspapers from the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

Which reminds me of a potential point of leverage.

Repeal the exception. Then flush twice; it's a long way to Galveston Bay.

35 posted on 10/20/2008 1:55:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: DiogenesLaertius

They are facing even more cutbacks and laying off even
more folks because subscribers are dropping the paper
due to their extreme bias.


36 posted on 10/20/2008 6:24:49 AM PDT by Verbosus
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To: gab1279

I am canceling my Chronicle subscription after years of sending money to read this garbage.

It must be nice to support a dying business like these newspapers do.

All they produce now is trash I use to keep the driveway clean when I change my oil.


37 posted on 10/20/2008 6:50:31 AM PDT by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: bestintxas

I am with you. Except I don’t subscribe to the newspaper in the first place. How can I cancel my subscription under those circumstances?


38 posted on 10/20/2008 6:51:46 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...
Houston PING.

And this is the photo they used of Fearless Leader:


39 posted on 10/20/2008 8:37:00 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: gab1279

“The tasks at hand will require stamina, creativity and leadership abilities to replace partisan gridlock with a national consensus on what is best for the American people.”

So giving a novice legislator the keys to the White House with a majority Congress of the same party (with an approval rating of 9%) is wise?

There won’t be partisan gridlock because the Democrats will run the whole shebang. I thought they said it was a BAD thing when the Republicans reportedly “rubber stamped” the President’s agenda.


40 posted on 10/20/2008 8:38:51 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

The Comical partnered with Ken Lay to achieve the slim margin of victory on the stadium referendum.

Then the Houston Chronicle expressed “shock” when the Enron debacle was exposed under their very noses.


41 posted on 10/20/2008 8:42:44 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Where were these whiny bass turds when Camp Obama was crucifying Trig Palin for have Down’s and Bristol Palin for being pregnant?”

The Houston Chronicle was silent.

Just another branch office of Pravda.


42 posted on 10/20/2008 8:45:48 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Where were these whiny bass turds when Camp Obama was crucifying Trig Palin for have Down’s and Bristol Palin for being pregnant?”

The Houston Chronicle was silent.

Just another branch office of Pravda.


43 posted on 10/20/2008 8:46:18 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: Allegra
I wish I had a subscription to the Chronic-Ill so I could cancel it.

Call them up anyway and say "thanks for the reminder as to why I don't subscribe to your rag."

I canceled my subscription over a decade ago over the political bias. I told them so as I canceled. I still got "resubscription" calls. I told them no that their paper had a liberal bias (and that was very apparent in the local coverage even if they were endorsing Bush). One time when I told the caller this, I hung up and he (or she I don't recall) called back and stayed silent (I could hear the phone banks in the background that I had just heard).

44 posted on 10/20/2008 8:46:22 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: gab1279
Quick! Post the pic of Claude Rains in the casino from Casablanca.
45 posted on 10/20/2008 8:51:21 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: gab1279
"Perhaps the worst mistake McCain made in his campaign for the White House was the choice of the inexperienced and inflammatory Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Had he selected a moderate, experienced Republican lawmaker such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison with a strong appeal to independents, the Chronicle's choice for an endorsement would have been far more difficult."

In other words, McCain made a choice to place a true conservative on his ticket and that pissed the Houston Communist off.

Kay Bailey would make a great choice for VP... on Hillary's ticket!!! But that hag is no conservative.

46 posted on 10/20/2008 8:55:09 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: weegee

Add me to that ping list would ya..
I was unaware there was a Houston PL.


47 posted on 10/20/2008 9:01:10 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

This is also appropriate:


48 posted on 10/20/2008 9:06:34 AM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: weegee

The Houston Chronicle NEEDS a messiah and they’re hoping this is him. That paper is a totally liberal rag. I don’t understand that. If you look at the map Harris County is red with a little blue in the middle. You’d think they’d play to the masses but they don’t.


49 posted on 10/20/2008 9:09:57 AM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: EagleUSA

They point out “his well thought out positions” but don’t say they’re all lies.


50 posted on 10/20/2008 9:13:58 AM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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