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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...