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  • Clips: O'Reilly & Obama together at last

    09/04/2008 4:11:19 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 36 replies · 401+ views
    ST. PAUL -- Fox News "opinionater" Bill O'Reilly finally got his man. Barack Obama appears on his show this evening at 9 p.m. after an earlier taped one-on-one session with the self-proclaimed king of pithy comments. Here is a clip of Obama and O'Reilly going to eyeball to eyeball on tonight's show which is sure to raise a lot of eyebrows among the left and the right
  • What Would Obama Say?

    09/04/2008 2:20:04 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 24 replies · 146+ views
    AT the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, N.H., Jon Favreau sipped Diet Coke and munched on carrot sticks and crackers to pass the time. His boss, Senator Barack Obama, wandered in and out of the room. Mr. Favreau, the campaign’s 26-year-old head speechwriter, found himself in the hotel lounge with less than three hours to revise what was to have been a victory speech. What made it particularly strange was that his words were being challenged. Mrs. Clinton had helped turn her campaign around by discounting Mr. Obama’s elegant oratory, saying, “You campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose.” “To...
  • How Obama Lost the Election

    09/04/2008 1:40:40 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 8 replies · 218+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 9-4-08 | By Spengler
    DENVER - Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech last week seemed vastly different from the stands of this city's Invesco Stadium than it did to the 40 million who saw it on television. Melancholy hung like thick smog over the reserved seats where I sat with Democratic Party staffers. The crowd, of course, cheered mechanically at the tag lines, flourished placards, and even rose for the obligatory wave around the stadium. But its mood was sour. The air carried the acrid smell of defeat, and the crowd took shallow breaths. Even the appearance of R&B great Stevie Wonder failed to get...
  • Obama backer avoids DNC following Corsi book release

    09/03/2008 8:35:59 PM PDT · by hope · 17 replies · 350+ views
    WND ^ | 9-3-08
    WorldNetDaily staff reporter and columnist Jerome Corsi's book "The Obama Nation" contributed to a decision by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga not to accept Sen. Barack Obama's invitation to attend the Democratic National Convention, according to a prominent Kenyan newspaper. "The cancellation of the trip by Mr. Odinga comes hot on the heels of the publication of a book that is being used to attack Mr. Obama in which the PM [Prime Minister] features," wrote Kenya's Daily Nation. "The book, The Obama Nation, by Jerome Corsi depicts Mr. Obama as a covert sympathizer of radical Islam and communism." "In the...
  • Obama still unvetted after all these years (When did the FBI ever investigate 'The One'?)

    09/03/2008 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 154+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 9/03/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama still unvetted after all these yearsBy Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media Wednesday, September 3, 2008 The Washington Post reported that John McCain’s vetting process for picking Governor Sarah Palin included an FBI background check. Other reports dispute this. But when did the FBI investigate Obama? Who vetted him? We are living witnesses to an incredible media double standard, whereby a Republican vice-presidential candidate’s personal life is being torn apart, while the Democratic presidential candidate continues to get a free ride. Obama received his “first high level briefing” on Tuesday from the office of the Director of National Intelligence, CNN...
  • Who Vetted Obama?

    09/03/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 33 replies · 118+ views
    www.FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | 09-03-08 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post reported that John McCain’s vetting process for picking Governor Sarah Palin included an FBI background check. Other reports dispute this. But when did the FBI investigate Obama? Who vetted him?
  • Dems, Obama to Womena & Minorities: DROP DEAD

    09/03/2008 9:18:40 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 09/02/2008 | Drew Sweatte
    It all began with Hillary Clinton and her eighteen million votes. Democrats said, “thanks, but no thanks,” when they hung Hillary Clinton and her supporters out to dry during the Democratic primary this year. Think about that - Democrats told the entire population of 27 congressional districts that they’re vote doesn’t count. This was a very bold, and ironically, Clintonesque move on the part of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. In addition to the all important female voters who supported Hillary, the Clinton’s other top two minority groups were victims of Obama’s vice presidential selection process and the Democratic...
  • [Full Metal Jacket actor Matthew] Modine: McCain was a bad P.O.W.!

    09/03/2008 7:01:06 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 128 replies · 1,034+ views
    dcexaminer.com ^ | 28 Aug 08 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    We ran into actor Matthew Modine (remember "Full Metal Jacket"?!?) at Denver's La Rumba restaurant and, while the Obama supporter had plenty to say about John McCain's policies, he also had plenty of critiques of McCain's military service -- a topic that almost no one dares denounce. "I mean, he got shot down three times!" said Modine, taking on one of McCain's most lauded personal accomplishments. "That's not success!" While on a bombing mission over North Vietnam, McCain was shot down and held as a prisoner of war. When McCain's father was named commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, the...
  • California's Democratic delegation is ready with its roll call count (Mulholland rewrites history!)

    09/02/2008 9:44:15 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 164+ views
    LA Times ^ | Peter Nicholas
    So what was the final, official vote, anyway, in that race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? And how about the breakdown in the mammoth California delegation? As of earlier today, almost a week after the much-publicized roll call vote that officially anointed Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee, party officials still had not released the convention-wide numbers. (It's an academic exercise, we know, but we're still curious about it). The state-by-state roll call was memorably cut off by Clinton herself, when she moved to make Obama the nominee by acclamation. At the time, 32 delegations had weighed in and...
  • Change We Dare Not Believe In

    09/02/2008 8:49:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 116+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the few political cliches that makes sense is that "In politics, overnight is a lifetime." Less than a year ago, the big question was whether Rudolph Giuliani could beat Hillary Clinton in this year's presidential election. Less than two months ago, Barack Obama had a huge lead over John McCain in the polls. Less than a week ago, the smart money was saying that Mitt Romney would be McCain's choice for vice president. We don't need Barack Obama to create "change." Things change in politics, in the economy, and elsewhere in American society, without waiting for a political...
  • Obama Oboosted: poll figures similar to Dukakis'

    09/02/2008 7:48:48 PM PDT · by Byron_the_Aussie · 40 replies · 273+ views
    news.com.au ^ | Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 03:54am | Tim Blair
    According to Gallup, Barack Obama is now leading the race for president with his highest share of support to date: According to a Gallup poll published in the NYT, 1988: Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win.
  • Obama Speaker Barney Smith a fake "lifelong Republican"

    09/02/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 11 replies · 367+ views
    Hoosier Access ^ | 9/2/2008 | Kurt Luidhardt
    You may remember Barney Smith from Fairmount, Indiana. He spoke at the Democrat National Convention Thursday night and was one of the people who introduced Barack Obama. He will be remembered for the line “I want a president who cares more about Barney Smith than they do about Smith Barney.” A great well-written line that many people remember. On Thursday night in Denver, when he introduced Barack Obama, he claimed to be a “lifelong” Republican. But it looks like the Democrats lied about his affiliation, or at minimum never took the time to check him out. You would think that...
  • The Need for a Strong Immigration Stand in the Republican Platform

    09/02/2008 5:25:26 AM PDT · by kellynla · 33 replies · 344+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 09/02/2008 | Kris W. Kobach
    It’s a strange election year when one of the most important issues for voters is avoided by both presidential candidates. But that is exactly what has happened in 2008 with illegal immigration. Recently, some people have suggested that the Republican Party Platform should be similarly silent, or at least equivocal, on the issue. They are dead wrong. Think back to February 2008. Most of the contenders for the Republican presidential nomination were wrestling with one another to wear the mantle of “toughest on illegal immigration.” As Congressman Tom Tancredo correctly observed, the rest of the field “was trying to out-Tancredo...
  • Dave Screwtape's Complete Guide to Discrediting Sarah Palin

    09/02/2008 5:41:50 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 13 replies · 299+ views
    Renew America ^ | 09/02/2008 | Adam Graham
    Confidential Memo To: Democratic Operatives, Our Media Allies From: Dave Screwtape, Democratic Consultant Sarah Palin must be discredited. The risks of having the first woman Vice-President be a conservative Republican are just too high. It will make young women more open to being Republicans, or even to opposing abortion. Nothing good can from a Palin Vice-Presidency, and we must, in a careful calculated way, begin the process of discrediting her before she does serious damage to the county, and more importantly, our party. How Not To Discredit Palin First of all, Alan Colmes and the Daily Kos have been out...
  • Michael Moore: Americans Identify With Palin

    09/02/2008 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 216+ views
    thehill.com ^ | Bob Cusack
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday that Americans identify with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), claiming that “she looks like a lot of people I know.” In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Moore said he had heard some Democrats privately express that the news of the pregnancy of Palin’s 17-year-old daughter would help Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) get elected president. But Moore said criticizing Palin would alienate millions of Americans who got pregnant before they married or know family members in similar situations. He also said that if the shoe were on the other foot, Republicans would use the...
  • Pro-Hillary Clinton Group Decries 'Sexism' at Palin

    09/02/2008 5:35:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 76+ views
    thehill.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Bob Cusack
    A women's group that hosted Hillary Rodham Clinton during an event at the Democratic convention last week is expressing outrage "against misogynist smears" directed at Sarah Palin. WomenCount, a nonprofit organization focused on women’s issues, released a statement on Tuesday titled "Sexism and Sarah Palin." "We will defend Sarah Palin against misogynist smears not because we like her or support her, but because that's how feminism works," the group’s statement reads. WomenCount established a political action committee (PAC) in May in response to pressure for Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) to bow out of the Democratic presidential primary.
  • Gallup Polling

    09/02/2008 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 26 replies · 175+ views
    Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
  • Frigid reception for the GOP convention

    09/02/2008 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 23 replies · 118+ views
    ST. PAUL - The hospitality at the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center is decidedly chilly, thanks to an air conditioning system that has reporters layering jackets to ward off the Alaskan-type temperatures inside the GOP's convention hall. "We are just getting to ready to have a hockey game just as soon as you folks leave here," said Dale, an usher wearing shorts and completely unaffected by the well below comfortable temperatures in the convention hall.
  • Obama’s answer on experience: But I’m such a great campaigner!

    09/02/2008 1:07:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 131+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Anderson Cooper asked Barack Obama last night to answer the claim that Sarah Palin has more applicable experience than he does. In response, he completely ignores Palin’s status as governor, and then makes the claim that a campaign counts as executive experience: AC: Some Republican critics say, you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this [Hurricane Gustav]. They’ve in fact said that Governor Palin has more executive experience as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state like Alaska. What’s your response? BO: Well, you know, my understanding is that, uh, Governor Palin’s...
  • Number of Republicans Grows in August, Democrats Still Have Advantage

    09/02/2008 12:32:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 42+ views
    During August, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Republicans increased two percentage points to 33.2% while the number of Democrats was little changed at 38.9%. That gives the Democrats a net advantage of 5.7 percentage points, down two points from a month ago and down significantly from the double digit advantage they enjoyed in April and May. However, the Democrats still enjoy a much bigger advantage today than they did when votes were cast in Election 2004 and an advantage almost identical to their edge in January. In fact, other than the past six months, the current...
  • Obama Reaches 50% in Latest Gallup Poll

    09/02/2008 11:48:39 AM PDT · by willgetsome · 10 replies · 106+ views
    Gallup ^ | Gallup
    Hmmmm.....I am excited by the Palin pick, but I think the constant hammering by the MSM on her private life is having an effect on the undecided/independents. I'm sure if the media was fair and hammered Obama for Rezko, Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Ayres, Wright, etc. things would be closer. Oh well, wishing for fairness by the MSM is like wishing for clean politics in Chicago.
  • Why isn’t Diddy at the convention? (Obama invited filthy mouth Diddy. Wake up America!)

    09/02/2008 2:10:54 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 210+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26397029/ ^ | 8/26/2008 | Courtney Hazlett
    DENVER - During the 2004 presidential election, Diddy and his Citizen Change campaign, known best for its “Vote or Die” slogan, figured prominently in headlines about celebrities and politics. So where is Diddy this time around? Here in Denver, there was some chatter among DNC organizers that led some to believe that Diddy had been asked specifically not to come. “That’s completely untrue” was Diddy’s response when asked about being un-invited to the convention. A rep for Diddy confirms: “An Obama advisor invited Diddy to the convention, but he was unable to attend because he was supposed to be in...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Hits 50% for First Time

    09/02/2008 11:10:45 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 32 replies · 141+ views
    Gallup Organization ^ | 9/2/08 | moose2004
    Leads McCain by eight percentage points, 50% to 42%
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Hits 50% for First Time (50%-42%), Rasmussen Also Has Him Up By 6%

    09/02/2008 10:13:18 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 120 replies · 682+ views
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/08 | Gallup
    Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, finds Barack Obama leading the race for president with his highest share of support to date. Fully half of national registered voters now favor Obama for president, while 42% back John McCain. Prior to now, no more than 49% of registered voters supported Obama for president in Gallup Poll Daily tracking. Still, Obama's eight percentage point lead over McCain in the new poll falls one point shy of the lead he attained in late July after returning from a well-publicized trip to Europe and parts of the Middle East. At...
  • Limousine liberals

    09/02/2008 12:32:24 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 107+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 1, 2008 | Editorial
    Among the silliest promises the Democrats have made this year, and they've made a ton of them, was their national convention last week in Denver would be the greenest in history. Well, the first Democratic National Convention was convened in Baltimore in 1832, long before polluting buses, limos and airplanes, long before the terms recycling and biodegradable were coined, and long before people fretted about waste streams and carbon footprints. How green was the 1832 convention? The delegates' chief mode of transportation emitted fertilizer. For 2008, the Democrats assigned an army of people to sort the convention's garbage and hired...
  • Democrats use a fake Republican (Barney Smith) from Grant County to introduce Barack Obama

    09/02/2008 9:01:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 573+ views
    www.prospergroupthink.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | kluidhardt
    Democrats use a fake Republican from Grant County to introduce Barack Obama You may remember Barney Smith from Fairmount, Indiana. He spoke at the Democrat National Convention Thursday night and was one of the people who introduced Barack Obama. He will be remembered for the line "I want a president who cares more about Barney Smith than they do about Smith Barney." A great well-written line that many people remember. On Thursday night in Denver, when he introduced Barack Obama, he claimed to be a "lifelong" Republican. But it looks like the Democrats lied about his affiliation, or at minimum...
  • Can We Be So Bold?

    09/02/2008 5:58:05 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 2 replies · 67+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Ted Tally
    It was quite a week at the Democrat National Convention last week for Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden. The speeches went off as expected and the entire convention ended with 85,000 screaming Obama supporters (delegates, average folk and members of the media alike) listening to their secular messiah deliver his message of ‘yes I can’. And then it was Friday and the nation welcomed to the table one Sarah Palin. The McCain-Palin ticket caps what has been quite a summer for the GOP. No matter that President Bush’s poll numbers remain low or that the U.S. economy has...
  • Saul Alinsky’s son: “Obama learned his lesson well”

    09/02/2008 5:41:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies · 674+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/2/08 | Judi McCloud
    In Artful Dodger style, Barack Obama, plays down his mentorship with Communist author Saul Alinsky. But Alinsky’s son, L. David Alinsky, credits Obama for “learning his lesson well” from the Communist guru. Indeed, Alinsky Jr. who credits his late father for the success of last week’s Democratic National Convention, may have done something that Obama’s detractors couldn’t: blown the cover on the presidential hopeful’s communist leanings. No one can blame Alinsky for the pretentiousness of the Ancient Greek Temple from which Obama addressed plebes, or for the tacky neon colours on display at the Pepsi Centre, but it was Alinsky...
  • 'Puff, the Magic Obama!' ..... (No way. No how. NObama.)

    09/02/2008 4:48:36 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 8 replies · 169+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 02, 2008 | Chuck Norris
    Last Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention, presidential nominee Barack Obama tried to score a political touchdown on the 50-yard line at Denver's Invesco Field. Instead, he won the all-time governmental convention award for the best over-the-top political spectacle of sight, sound, speech and pyrotechnics — complete with superstar performances, "Braveheart"-like epic music, and an Olympic-sized fireworks show. For a week prior to the event, newscasters, commentators and pundits were trying to guess what exactly that Greco-Roman column-structured stage backdrop was and what it was supposed to be representing and stating on behalf of Obama. Despite the fact that...
  • "RECREATE '68" Russian style: Georgia = Czechoslovakia? (many photos)

    09/02/2008 9:06:14 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies · 426+ views
    several sources | several authors
    August 2008:"The crisis was sparked earlier this week when Georgia sent troops into the breakaway province of South Ossetia to quell a Russian-backed separatist uprising. Russia responded by sending its troops into Georgia and the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali." http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Russia-On-Verge-Of-All-Out-War-As-Troops-Clash-In-Georgias-South-Ossetia/Article/200808215074261?lpos=World%2BNews_4&lid=ARTICLE_15074261_Russia%2BOn%2BVerge%2BOf%2BAll-Out%2BWar%2BAs%2BTroops%2BClash%2BIn%2BGeo Source for these photos:http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Georgia-South-Ossetia-Conflict---Missiles-Soldiers-Tanks/Media-Gallery/200808215074059 ______________________________________________________ May 2008: "Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's new president, delivered a coded rebuke to the West yesterday as Russia paraded its nuclear missiles through Red Square in a show of force not seen since Soviet times."http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/1942177/Russia-puts-on-a-Soviet-show-of-might.html "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union... "World democratic...
  • A remarkably thin biography

    09/02/2008 4:25:53 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 12 replies · 137+ views
    SeattleTimes.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself. Nothing wrong or even terribly odd about that, except that he is laying claim to the job of crafting the coming history of the United States. A leap of such audacity is odd. The air of unease at the Democratic convention this week was not just a result of the Clinton psychodrama. The deeper anxiety was that the party was nominating a man of many gifts but precious few accomplishments...
  • How Obama lost the election

    09/02/2008 4:25:53 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 77 replies · 621+ views
    Atimes ^ | Sep 3, 2008 | Spengler
    DENVER - Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech last week seemed vastly different from the stands of this city's Invesco Stadium than it did to the 40 million who saw it on television. Melancholy hung like think smog over the reserved seats where I sat with Democratic Party staffers. The crowd, of course, cheered mechanically at the tag lines, flourished placards, and even rose for the obligatory wave around the stadium. But its mood was sour. The air carried the acrid smell of defeat, and the crowd took shallow breaths. Even the appearance of R&B great Stevie Wonder failed to get...
  • Going Off the Deep End in Denver: Democrats Walk the Abortion Plank

    09/01/2008 6:30:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 190+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | August 30th, 2008 | Steve Mosher
    Going Off the Deep End in Denver: Democrats Walk the Abortion Plank August 30th, 2008 by Steven W. Mosher Already notorious for its unconditional embrace of abortion, the Democratic Party has now managed to adopt a position on the paramount life issue that is, if anything, even more extreme. The new platform adopted in Denver states that the Party “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”Past Democratic Party platforms had managed...
  • Obamanomics? Oh boy

    09/01/2008 1:15:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 133+ views
    National Post ^ | September 01 2008 | Colby Cosh
    About three-quarters of the way through Sen. Barack Obama's Thursday speech accepting the Democratic nomination, he started reciting a list of political problems that he believes can be magically solved by appealing to Americans' "sense of higher purpose"—which, as it turns out, translates to "making a trite statement of principle and then running away from the actual issue as fast as possible." A sample: "We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country." Real profound, Senator, but the actual problem is that (loosely speaking) about half the people...
  • Palin Deflates Obama’s Bounce

    09/01/2008 11:11:59 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 39 replies · 126+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 09/01/08 | Ari Melber
    Presidential nominees typically get a bounce out of successful conventions, and Sen. Barack Obama’s performance was a hit by any metric. (More on that later.) After a busy weekend, however, national polling shows that Obama got no bounce at all.
  • CHUCK ( Schumer ) WILD IN DENVER

    09/01/2008 9:41:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 720+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 1, 2008
    HYPERAGGRESSIVE Sen. Chuck Schumer really outdid himself last week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver... Schumer lied to Paterson about the circumstances under which he upstaged the governor by denying him his agreed-on role of introducing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton... "Chuck had agreed to turn the microphone over to Paterson when Hillary showed up at the New York delegation breakfast, but then he hogged it for himself ... "Chuck lied about what happened, and the governor knows he lied." Added another prominent delegate, "Chuck was out of control. "He was elbowing people on the floor of the convention, pushing...
  • Bill Clinton Get Snubbed by Hillary in Favor of Kissing Obama

    09/01/2008 9:02:24 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 879+ views
    Fox & Friends via Ebaum World via Gabrielle Cusumano/Twonhall ^ | September 1, 2008 | Fox & Friends via Ebaums World
    Must See Video of Bill getting blown off by Hillary so she can kiss Obama at Memorial Service Bill Clinton Gets Dissed by Hillary and Kisses Obama Love Triangle? Watch what happens when Bill Clinton leans in to kiss Hillary Also at: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/908567/
  • Once promising Obama hit Rocky Mountain low

    09/01/2008 9:23:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 159+ views
    the Boston Herald ^ | September 1, 2008 | Michael Gerson
    The setting invited comparisons to John Kennedy. The anniversary invited comparisons to Martin Luther King. The stage invited comparisons to Zeus. The remarks themselves invited comparisons to every Democratic stump speech of the last 20 years. In substance, Barack Obama’s convention speech could easily have been given by Al Gore or John Kerry - and, in various forms, was given by Kerry and Gore. It was all in there: the lunchbox economic populism, based on the assumption that most Americans are filling their lunchboxes with scraps from dumpsters. The attacks on corporations, millionaires and other sinister job creators. The touching...
  • Aside from Flash, Barack Obama is Nothing New

    09/01/2008 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 5 replies · 98+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | September 1, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    DENVER – To say that Barack Obama's speech at Invesco Field in Denver didn't live up to the billing should be to state the obvious. But, unfortunately, too many Obamamaniacs have drunk so much of the Great One's Kool-Aid that he could have come onstage naked and they would have praised his magnificent clothes. The speech was rhetorically solid, though not rhetorically brilliant like some of Obama's other orations. Substantively, Obama didn't offer anything novel. It was the standard liberal fare. I think I was owed a bit more for having waited two hours in line to get into the...
  • Sick of Journalists That Don't Stand for the Nat'l Anthem

    09/01/2008 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies · 862+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/01/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many Americans have a negative image of journalists and it is one that is growing in believability and acceptance every day, especially as the New Media begins to attract more and more attention from the American people. This image of the aloof, even anti-American, journalist is becoming rote with more people all the time. Sadly, the journalists themselves seem to be uninterested in countering this appalling public image, imagining themselves above being considered mere Americans. On this subject, a recent op ed by Mark Fitzgerald of Editor & Publisher warns journalists that perception is often truth and that the penchant...
  • McCain VP Announcement Causes Bigger Obama Lead (Misleading Headline/Article.. Old Poll)

    09/01/2008 5:07:50 AM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 29 replies · 255+ views
    eCanadaNow ^ | 9-01-08 | ECN Wire
    McCain VP Announcement Causes Bigger Obama LeadWashington (ECN) - Reublican presidential candidate John McCain announced this past week that he has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his choice for vice president. At this point though, all this seems to have done is given his rival, Democratic nominee Barack Obama a bigger lead.A new poll released by USA TODAY/Gallup has revealed that Obama now has a bigger lead over McCain than before the VP announcement. The new poll has found that 33% of Americand do not believe that Gov. Sarah Palin has what is needed to take over as commander...
  • Bill Rejecte, Bill misses Hill, Hill kisses Obama (Video)

    09/01/2008 2:57:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies · 293+ views
    FNC ^ | August 31, 2008
    Bill misses Hill, Hill kisses Obama Video at link.
  • "...the whole Democratic Party should be ashamed."

    08/31/2008 11:37:21 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 5 replies · 151+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 8/30/08 | Roger W. Gardner
    Obama Convention throw US Flags in the Trash -------------------------------------------------------- A note from Radarsite: Almost immediately after this article posted, Radarsite was beiseiged with hits from one particular website: The Hillary Clinton Forum. Obviously, this article hit a sensitive nerve with the Dems. Our article was picked up and subsequently generated a long - two pages long, so far -- comments thread. And, to their credit, many of the commenters have indeed expressed appropriate outrage. But, as might be expected with any controversial topic such as this, some readers just dismissed it as minor and unimportant. And, just as predictably,...
  • Obama: Some Show from the Emperor With No Clothes

    09/01/2008 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 11 replies · 93+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | September 1, 2008 | David Karki
    Sen. Barack Obama gave a decent speech last Thursday night, insofar as the big event angle was concerned. It provided solid theater and was a spectacle like we haven't seen in American politics in some time. That said, it wasn't much different from what we've seen from Obama thus far – long on show, thin gruel at best on substance. If you're capable of being wowed by flash and don't really care to think about it too much, it probably came across as impressive. But putting the pizzazz aside, this speech put the lie to Obama's favorite buzzwords, and showed...
  • Why Obama is unlikely to get a convention bounce [Here come the excuses!]

    09/01/2008 4:39:04 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 38 replies · 138+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 08/31/2008 | By Dick Polman
    DENVER - It has become a tradition at national conventions to speculate on the size of the presidential candidate's "bounce." The gold standard was set by Bill Clinton in 1992, when the newly anointed Democratic nominee busted out of his convention and rolled by bus across the swing-state heartland, buoyed by a hike of 16 percentage points in the Gallup poll.
  • Puff, The Magic Obama! (Chuck Norris On The American Sophist's Nomination Performance Alert)

    08/31/2008 10:11:40 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 24,506+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 9/1/2008 | Chuck Norris
    Last Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention, presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to score a political touchdown on the 50 yard line of Denver's Invesco Field stadium. Instead, he won the all-time governmental convention award for the best over-the-top political spectacle of sight, sound, speech and pyrotechnics – complete with superstar performances, Braveheart-like epic music endings and an Olympic-sized fireworks show. For a week prior to the event, newscasters, commentators and pundits were trying to guess what exactly that Greco-Roman, column-structure was that served as a stage backdrop, and what it was supposed to be representing and stating on...
  • Obama's speech electrifies Kenyans (Voting against Palin isn't sexist?) And - SARAH OBAMA?

    08/31/2008 10:05:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 324+ views
    Obama's speech electrifies Kenyans11:59, August 31, 2008 Kenyans on Friday joined the world in celebrating U.S. Democratic Party nominee Senator Barrack Obama's acceptance to vie for the presidency and thus become first black American to run for the top seat. Dozens of Obama's close relatives stayed awake across the country, particularly, Kogelo village, the family homestead, on Thursday night, awaiting his acceptance speech in Denver. According to local dailies on Saturday, thousands remained glued to their television screens on night to follow the proceedings live from the United States as a five-km dust road stretch to Sarah Obama's homestead remained...
  • Palin impact minimal so far, poll says(Palin erases 0bama bounce)

    08/31/2008 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Tramonto · 28 replies · 189+ views
    Boston.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Foon Rhee
    One of the first national polls weighing the impact of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee shows little change in a tight presidential race. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released tonight gives the Democratic ticket of Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden a 49 percent to 48 percent edge over the Republican ticket of Senator John McCain and Palin. That compares to a tie at 47 percent each when voters were asked earlier in August to choose between Obama and McCain, without their running mates mentioned. The survey, which was conducted Friday through Sunday, found that...
  • CNN Poll: Obama 49, McCain 48

    08/31/2008 7:54:57 PM PDT · by charles m · 66 replies · 1,184+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/31/2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — On the eve of the Republican convention, a new national poll suggests the race for the White House remains dead even. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Sunday night shows the Obama-Biden ticket leading the McCain-Palin ticket by one point, 49 percent to 48 percent, a statistical dead heat. The survey was conducted Friday through Sunday, after both the conclusion of the Democratic convention and McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. A previous CNN poll, taken just one week earlier, suggested the race between Sens. McCain, R-Arizona, and Obama, D-Illinois,...
  • As Pennsylvania goes

    08/31/2008 7:49:51 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 119 replies · 328+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Salena Zito
    Welcome to Pennsylvania. Check your assumptions at the door and take nothing for granted -- because this commonwealth is about to become the epicenter of the political universe. "The Democrats can't win the presidency without Pennsylvania's electoral votes," says Charles Franklin, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Steve McMahon, an analyst for the Democrats, says that is why Barack Obama's campaign showcased three Pennsylvania favorite sons at its convention. "The fact that all three, Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Patrick Murphy and Scranton native Joe Biden, are white Catholics with working-class backgrounds" -- a tepid Obama demographic --...