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  • McCain: Obama seeks to 'legislate failure' in Iraq

    08/11/2008 5:36:29 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 93+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 09, 2008 | BETH FOUHY
    Republican John McCain on Saturday issued a scathing critique of Barack Obama's judgment and readiness to be commander in chief, telling a veterans' group his Democratic rival had tried to "legislate failure" in Iraq and placed his own ambition ahead of military success there. Addressing the Disabled American Veterans convention here, McCain mocked what he called Obama's varying positions on the Bush administration's decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq last year. The GOP hopeful supported the so-called "surge" strategy, even as polls showed most voters opposed sending more troops into combat at the time. Obama spoke out...
  • Hillary's Surprise .... (DRat buyer's remorse)

    08/11/2008 5:26:57 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 30 replies · 134+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 11, 2008 | Editorial
    Could Senator Clinton win the Democratic presidential nomination at the last minute by taking advantage of buyer's remorse among Democratic super-delegates who are dismayed by the performance of Senator Obama's campaign so far? Here's the scenario: Senator Obama has raised tens of millions more dollars than Senator McCain, which Democrats think should translate into an advantage in the polls. The economy is doing poorly, which Democrats think should translate into an advantage in the polls given that the Republicans control the White House and the incumbent party is often blamed for a bad economy. The Republican nominee-in-waiting, Senator McCain, is...
  • Hillary Flips, Obama Flops!

    08/07/2008 8:29:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 27 replies · 107+ views
    C F P ^ | Thursday, August 7, 2008 | John Lillpop
    Indeed, having lulled Barack Obama into believing that the party’s nomination is his inalienable birth right, Hillary abruptly switched gears and now says that she might allow her name to be introduced for consideration at the Democrat Convention. Hillary’s chicanery came after Obama announced his daily flip-flop, this time calling for full participation by the Michigan and Florida delegations at the convention. Obama was no doubt seeking to heal old wounds when he declared, “I believe party unity calls for the delegates from Florida and Michigan to be able to participate fully alongside the delegates from the other states and...
  • Barak Obama and Defining Anti-Americanism Downwards

    08/07/2008 5:35:36 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | August 5, 2008 | Selyn Duke
    It’s one thing to point out what our country could do to become superior to its former self, but quite another to preface such counsel with the implication that it’s inferior to every other nation. If Barack Obama sought to win the votes of Germans, he need seek no more. Of course, his new image was all the rage in the Old World long before he gave his July 24 speech in Berlin. Along with the mainstream media and murderer Dale Leo Bishop, Senator Sweetness and Light is the man the Europeans want as our leader. Although Obama certainly has...
  • Birds of a Feather ... (Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama)

    08/07/2008 4:51:07 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | August 7, 2008 | Lias Fabrizio
    Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama have much more in common than their woeful understanding of the Islamist threat. As is by now apparent, Barack Obama and his crack team of foreign policy experts have proven themselves totally tone-deaf when it comes to understanding the American people and their views toward the rest of the world. His campaign’s strategy to convince voters that the way to win their hearts is to cozy up to those who hold them in disdain has resulted in a dip in his poll numbers. So, having failed to impress any of those who have not already...
  • Why Obama Lost the 2008 Election .... (Actually 10 reasons)

    08/06/2008 8:06:09 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 55 replies · 492+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | August 6, 2008 | Phillip Ellis Jackson
    Ten reasons why Barack Obama will not win the 2008 presidential election — and none of them have anything to do with his middle name. Yes, I know it’s only August, and only a simpleton or clairvoyant would offer a post-election analysis about how Barack Obama blew the 2008 presidential race. Needless to say I’m not clairvoyant. The jury still seems to be out — at least in some people’s minds — about whether I’m a simpleton, though. But, I won’t use any innate foolishness I possess as the basis for offering a judgment about the outcome of an election...
  • Emperor Obama's New Clothes ... (most unqualified candidate in history)

    08/06/2008 7:29:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 20 replies · 400+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 06, 2008 | James Lewis
    What I want to know is, how did Hans Christian Andersen know about Barack Obama more than a century ago? Because Obama is straight out of Andersen's classic fairly tale, The Emperor's New Clothes. Old Hans Christian, who lived in Denmark from 1805 to 1875, had Obama's number down pat. All he needed was a good grasp of human nature. Nothing has changed. Pretentious frauds still parade down the boulevards of Copenhagen and Washington, D.C., and only little kids notice their nakedness. Nobody dares to snicker, for fear of being called a bad name. (You know the bad name everybody...
  • Obama's Grandma Changes Islam Story

    07/09/2008 6:30:46 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 32 replies · 256+ views
    The Discerning Texan ^ | March 08, 2008 | Two Sisters from the Right
    Obama's Grandma Changes Islam Story From Little Green Footballs: "Yesterday’s edition of USA Today had a story about Barack Obama’s grandmother in Kenya, in which she slams the Clinton campaign for circulating photos of Obama in Muslim garb—and then states that she is a Christian: Obama’s grandma slams ‘untruths’." "Obama’s grandfather had converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism and taken the name Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but his children had inherited only the name, not the religion. Each person should be able to choose how they worshipped, she said. “In the world of today, children have different religions from their...
  • Who started the 'Obama is a Muslim' smear? (conservative Web site

    07/09/2008 5:04:35 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 51 replies · 846+ views
    TimesOnLine ^ | June 30, 2008 | Daniel Finkelstein
    An early example is the work bring done to trace the source of the so-called smear about Obama's religion. I call it a so-called smear not because I am suggesting for one second that Obama is a Muslim but because, if you think about it, it is odd to call suggesting someone is a Muslim a "smear", isn't it? Well, Matthew Mosk in the Washington Post makes clear why the smear label is well merited. From the beginning the allegation was less that Obama was some sort of Islamist than that he was a liar. The idea, the smear, was...
  • Barack Obama – Muslim apostate? ... (For Al Qaeda, the answer – and the implication – is clear)

    06/30/2008 4:27:24 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 160+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | May 19, 2008 | Shireen K. Burki
    Osama bin Laden must be chuckling in his safe house. After all, the 2008 campaign could very well give Al Qaeda the ultimate propaganda tool: President Barack Hussein Obama, Muslim apostate. The fact that Senator Obama – the son of a Muslim father – insists he was never a Muslim before becoming Christian is irrelevant to bin Laden. In bin Laden's eyes, Obama is a murtad fitri, the worst type of apostate, because he was blessed by Allah to be born into the true faith of Islam. There are two types of apostates according to sharia (Islamic law) and the...
  • Over-the-Top Obama Glorification

    06/17/2008 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 63 replies · 149+ views
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-9-2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Is Barack Obama the Messiah? Lots of people have pondered the possibility that Barack is our Divine Redeemer. Google the question "Is Barack Obama the Messiah?" and you'll get more than 35,000 hits. Enter just the words "Messiah" and "Obama" and you'll get nearly 10 times that. But there's more concrete evidence. Since Obama declared his candidacy, there have been remarkably few biblical plagues. And lions and lambs seem open to bilateral negotiations. Obama's apostles are hard to dismiss. Oprah simply calls him "The One," because "we need politicians who know how to be the truth." (Jesus says in John...
  • Is China Ready for Barak Obama?

    06/17/2008 9:34:20 AM PDT · by robertvance · 7 replies · 108+ views
    The China Teaching Web ^ | 6/18/2008 | Robert Vance
    Why is it so difficult for them to conceive of a black man in charge of America? The answer is quite simple. When Chinese people think of America, they think of the color white. Chinese women use umbrellas in the sun to keep their pale skin while both Chinese men and women try to change their hair color to blond or at least something lighter. Chinese people know all about Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys but not so much about Bill Cosby, Martin Luther King, and Oprah Winfrey. The fact that someone other than a...
  • Michelle Obama Tape Probably Exists (Obama Blaming White Folks greed alert - audio!)

    06/06/2008 7:55:50 AM PDT · by jrooney · 78 replies · 331+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 06-06-08 | AJ Strata
    Update: Gateway Pundit has an audio tape of Obama blaming “white folks greed” for war and famine as cruise ships throw away more food in a day than starving children see in a year (complain to the government agencies which don’t allow left over food to be distributed, don’t go blaming Whitey):
  • Obama & Ahmadinejad: Trust But Don’t Verify

    05/22/2008 8:48:45 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 4 replies · 127+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 13th, 2008 | Aaron Goldstein
    Barack Obama is prepared to sit down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man who is supporting Muqtada al-Sadr and other anti-American Shiite forces in Iraq. Should Barack Obama be elected President of the United States this November, we can expect him to climb aboard Air Force One and fly to Tehran to initiate a conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Obama is prepared to meet with a man who is supporting Muqtada al-Sadr and other anti-American Shiite forces in Iraq. These forces are killing American soldiers. Obama is prepared to meet with a man who is supporting Hezbollah, a terrorist organization...
  • Starving Millions Should Blame Barak and the Dick

    03/26/2008 7:14:53 AM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 3 replies · 688+ views ^ | 03/26/08 | Brett Winterble
    So where are we? $3.00 + gas prices here at home, higher food prices here at home, more starvation in the 3rd world. And you can Blame Barak Obama and Dick Durbin. The diminutive Illinois Senator and Sir Obama-lot have almost single-handedly screwed up international energy markets, driven up food prices and left potentially billions starving. I kid you not—Durbin has nearly achieved Pol Pot and Mao proportions….how ironic. It all began with the Dickster and Barak pushing through an energy bill that relied on Ethanol as an energy panacea.
  • Barack's Irrelevant Race Speech

    03/19/2008 9:39:04 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 39 replies · 1,299+ views
    STEVE LACKNER ^ | 3-19-2008 | Steven W. Lackner
    Barack Obama delivered a speech on March 18th, just days after the firestorm created by the release of tapes in which his Pastor Jeremiah Wright repeatedly made the most incendiary anti-American statements. So to diffuse the issue he endeavored to deliver a speech on race relations in America. The problem with this speech was that the anger that Jeremiah Wright provoked in patriotic Americans had nothing to do with race. He filled his speech with platitudes about race relations, which while they may be true, have nothing to do with why people are angry. People were not deeply offended by...
  • Obama's Church Accuses Media of Character Assassination

    03/18/2008 12:37:58 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 6 replies · 350+ views
    STEVE LACKNER ^ | March 17 | Steven W. Lackner
    Obama's church, Trinity United Church Of Christ, has attempted to respond to the video clips that have emerged of their former pastor Jeremiah Wright engaging in hateful, racist, ignorant, anti-American diatribes they called sermons. Otis Moss III, the current pastor of Trinity United, said that "we have listened and watched as the wonderful work of our church has been vilified this week. This week should be special for us because I guess we know a little something about crucifixion." Give me a break! Trying to play the victim card is idiotic. Wright blamed America for 9-11, compared America to Al-Qaeda,...
  • The Savage Nation, Thursday, March 13, 2008!

    03/13/2008 2:50:22 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 162 replies · 1,102+ views
    What else is there to do on Thursdays besides FReep and listen to TSN?! C'mon, eat, drink, breathe SAVAGE?
  • Democrats fear that civil war may draw crowds but end in bloodshed

    03/10/2008 2:54:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 1,332+ views
    Times of London ^ | 03/10/08 | Tom Baldwin
    Democrats fear that civil war may draw crowds but end in bloodshed While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head to win the presidential nomination of the Democratic party, John McCain is busy uniting the Republican party Tom Baldwin in Washington Surging optimism among Democrats about regaining the White House this year has been tempered by fresh warnings that the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama risks turning into a bloodbath before the Denver convention in August. The Democratic race has already smashed all records for turnout and fundraising, with millions of new voters and hundreds of donors galvanised...
  • Obama's mom: Not just a girl from Kansas

    02/28/2008 4:55:05 PM PST · by george76 · 320 replies · 9,726+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2007 | Tim Jones
    Chip Wall can't help but zero in on the little stuff whenever he watches Barack Obama on TV. It's his old pal Stanley. For Wall and a few dozen others, Obama on the campaign trail often brings to mind Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama's mother and a strong-willed, unconventional member of the Mercer Island High School graduating class of 1960. "She was not a standard-issue girl of her times... "She touted herself as an atheist, and it was something she'd read about and could argue," the only child was a ... daughter of a father who wanted a boy so badly...
  • Free Obama's White Grandmother

    02/28/2008 9:13:39 AM PST · by george76 · 148 replies · 9,923+ views
    News Max ^ | March 28, 2007 | Andy Martin
    If anyone else running for president locked his granny away and refused to allow her to be seen, would the media complain? You betcha. But America's media have supinely allowed Barry Obama to pretend he has no white relatives. He has paraded his step-grandmother in Kenya, who never saw him until the 1980s, as his "granny," and locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet. Now, the Chicago Tribune reports "the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available." Is she sick? Not apparently. Bedridden? Hospitalized? Not apparently... What a disgrace. And like whimpering puppies the...
  • Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama

    02/24/2008 11:26:54 PM PST · by unspun · 65 replies · 831+ views ^ | July 19, 2006 | Jill Stanek
    In February 2004, U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls.
  • "Barack Will Never Allow You to Go Back to Your Lives as Usual." (YES IT CAN get creepier)

    02/20/2008 11:49:06 AM PST · by SE Mom · 243 replies · 439+ views
    The Campaign Spot at NRO ^ | 20 February 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    "Barack Will Never Allow You to Go Back to Your Lives as Usual." Last night I appeared on Hugh's show, and his producer Duane mentioned a Michelle Obama speech at UCLA. Captain Ed talked about this a bit, but I hadn't seen anyone transcribe the part of the speech where it gets a little... unnerving. It starts at about 8:41 in the audio. Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort...
  • Free Obama's White Grandmother

    03/29/2007 6:50:58 AM PDT · by meg88 · 147 replies · 14,196+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/28/07 | Andy Martin
    Free Obama's White Grandmother Andy Martin Wednesday, March 28, 2007 CHICAGO -- If anyone else running for president locked his granny away and refused to allow her to be seen, would the media complain? You betcha. But America's media have supinely allowed Barry Obama to pretend he has no white relatives. He has paraded his step-grandmother in Kenya, who never saw him until the 1980s, as his "granny," and locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet. Now, the Chicago Tribune reports "the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available." Is she sick? Not apparently....
  • The Real Hard Ball Is What Counts

    02/14/2008 7:07:04 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 58+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/14/08 | Purple Mountains
    In deciding whether or not to vote for John McCain for president, conservative Republicans as well as independents and disaffected Democrats must consider the antics of leading Democrats on the subject of the War on Terrorism. Senator Clinton, remembering full well the Clinton Administration’s concerns and policies, was for the pre-emptive strike into Iraq before she was against it. Shades of Senator (flip-flop) Kerry. Senator Obama is for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, but wants to invade Pakistan, a complex Muslim country that has been as staunch an ally to us as possible.
  • Obama's first coming

    02/10/2008 7:43:16 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 18 replies · 147+ views
    The Austrailian ^ | February 09, 2008 | Geoff Elliott
    IT was early 1994 when Nelson Mandela gave a speech in a slum outside Cape Town and spoke in grand terms of a new beginning and how when he was elected president every household would have a washing machine. People took him literally. A few months later he became South Africa's first black president. That's when clerks in department stores in Cape Town had to turn people away demanding their free washer and dryer. Having spent some time as a reporter in South Africa watching the Mandela presidency I was reminded of that story this week when I travelled with...
  • Debate Tomorrow: Hillary vs. Paul vs. Obama vs. Huckabee

    02/01/2008 1:35:37 PM PST · by be-baw · 10 replies · 617+ views
    Mashable ^ | January 31, 2008 | Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins
    Live! This Saturday! At the Colosseum! Hillary vs. Obama vs. Ron vs. Huckabee! That’s right, a four-way cage match for the White House! The ticket buys you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge! MTV and MySpace are collaborating this Saturday to put on what has to be the most interesting debate since the YouTube-CNN debates. In something generally unprecedented at this stage in a presidential campaign, candidates from both sides of the aisle will join each other in a debate to be covered as part of the MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue Series. This bizarre event will take place...
  • Obama--Suffer the Children

    01/08/2008 5:18:12 PM PST · by qwertyz · 6 replies · 94+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | February 22, 2005 | The Leader Springfield Bureau
    "...State Senator Barack Obama’s vote against allowing babies born alive to be deemed as “persons” made statewide headlines during his run for U.S. Senate. Republican candidate Alan Keyes repeatedly told the press he accepted the invitation to come from Maryland to run against Obama based primarily on Obama’s vote on the BAIPA while in the State Senate."
  • Dictator Barak

    01/08/2008 11:40:18 AM PST · by Fox_Mulder77 · 6 replies · 114+ views
    Political XFile ^ | 1-8-2008 | Thomas Anderson
    When I prepare to write this blog I take pride in researching the issues and where the candidates stand on them. It scared me when I wasn't able to get any substantive information on Barak Obama concerning the issues. So I visited his website, where I thought I would get detailed positions on the issues that matter to him. Instead, I found that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had more depth on the first page of his blog than the entire Barak Obama site. It sent chills down my spine to see that a dictator gave more information, on a blog no less,...
  • Obama's Oblique Race Card

    01/02/2008 8:58:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 179+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 01, 2008 | Lee Cary
    Barack Obama's new stump speech employs the homiletically lyrical style of his well-received Jefferson-Jackson Day delivery, while making oblique reference to the race card. On December 27, Barak Obama rolled out his new, revised stump speech to Iowa voters.   The speech uses several literary techniques typical of Old Testament Hebrew poetic parallelism.  For example: [Synthetic parallelism where successive lines add to the first.] I've met Maytag workers who labored all their lives only to see their jobs shipped overseas, who now compete with their teenagers for $7-an-hour jobs at Wal-Mart. I've spoken with teachers who are working at doughnut shops after school...
  • Obama May Be The Next JFK. But Which JFK? (Wet Behind The Ears)

    09/14/2007 9:38:55 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 23 replies · 672+ views
    ForeignPolicy-Passport ^ | Thu, 09/13/2007 - 3:54pm. | Editors
    Two days after Barak Obama's latest foreign-policy gaffe—allowing reporters to see him reading a memo from his campaign advisors on how to spin the war in Iraq—there's a new round whispering among Washington's foreign-policy watchers as to whether the Illinois senator and presidential wannabe can really be taken seriously on these subjects. Similar chatter could be heard this summer after Obama's previous blunders on Pakistan and Israel-Palestine. This most recent episode occurred during Tuesday's Senate testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. To be Reading a memo about how to politicize the war during their testimony showed incredibly...
  • Homosexual EGALE Group Cancels Ontario Party Leaders' Debate Due to Lack of Interest

    09/09/2007 8:45:56 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 230+ views ^ | September 6, 2007 | Hilary White
    Homosexual EGALE Group Cancels Ontario Party Leaders' Debate Due to Lack of Interest by Hilary White TORONTO, September 6, 2007 ( - Ontario's leading homosexual lobby group has cancelled a planned leaders' "debate" due to lack of interest by leaders. The three main political parties in Ontario declined to attend the event that EGALE hoped would mimic one staged by their counterparts in the US. A pair of homosexual activist organisations in the US staged a political stunt last month in which most of the Democrat hopefuls for the presidential nomination were grilled by a panel to see which one...
  • Democrat Presidential Candidates in All-Gay-Issue "Debate"

    08/11/2007 8:50:08 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 315+ views ^ | August 9, 2007 | Hilary White
    Democrat Presidential Candidates in All-Gay-Issue "Debate" By Hilary White WASHINGTON, August 9, 2007 ( - Melissa Etheridge will be one of the questioners in what is being advertised as a debate on gay issues between front-runner Democrat candidates for President. The event will be televised tonight on MTV and is sponsored by homosexual activists. Human Rights Campaign, one of the most powerful gay lobby groups in the world, is co-sponsoring the event that will air at 9 p.m. Eastern time and 6 p.m. Pacific. The homosexual cable network Logo, is the other sponsor. Despite it being advertised as a debate,...
  • Hillary’s "Obama" Comments Backfire

    07/30/2007 6:10:01 PM PDT · by V.Foster · 15 replies · 1,064+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/30/07 | Dick Morris
    The polling is in, and Hillary made a big mistake in her sharp disagreement with Obama over whether the president should meet with leaders of rogue nations. According to the Rasmussen Poll, Democrats agree with Obama over Hillary by 55 percent-22 percent. Without a poll to pretest her comments, Hillary instinctively took the "insider" position that the president should only meet with such leaders after extensive probing by subordinates to assure that the meetings would be productive. But she was wrong. Democrats want the president to meet with leaders of such nations without preset conditions. At the South Carolina...
  • Who Is Jeremiah Wright? [Barak Obama's Racist and Terrorist-Supporting "Spiritual Advisor"]

    06/23/2007 1:22:57 PM PDT · by indcons · 9 replies · 3,938+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | May 1, 2007 | JAMES TARANTO
    He is pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ and the man who led Barack Obama "from skeptic to self-described Christian," reports the New York Times. And he has some ideas and history many Americans will find troubling: In 1984, he traveled to Cuba to teach Christians about the value of nonviolent protest and to Libya to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, along with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Mr. Wright said his visits implied no endorsement of their views. . . . Mr. Wright preached black liberation theology, which interprets the Bible as the story of the...
  • Art critic

    05/11/2007 6:06:45 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 14 replies · 563+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2007 | Greg Pierce
    Sen. Barack Obama, already scrutinized for a gaffe in Richmond this week, is now being labeled a censor of fine art. The Illinois Democrat held a Tuesday fundraiser at the Plant Zero Art Center in Virginia's capital. At the request of the presidential candidate's campaign, the art gallery covered up an oil reproduction of the infamous photo showing pop star Britney Spears getting out of a car sans underwear. The painting has a $5,000 price tag. Plant Zero also took down a painting of a woman in a "Kill Lincoln" T-shirt — meant to pay homage to the 1980s movie...
  • Bam boom! Hillary's gloom? ....(The Clinton strategy backfired)

    04/05/2007 4:50:40 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 47 replies · 1,549+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 5th 2007 | HELEN KENNEDY
    Bam boom! Hillary's gloom? Barack deals big blow to her dream of riding money machine to victory - rakes in $25M. Hillary Clinton thought that raising more money than her rivals would be the easy thing. Yesterday, she found out how wrong she was. The Democrat's presidential campaign was rocked to the core as rival Sen. Barack Obama revealed he equaled, and possibly even bested, her in the cash dash she had counted on dominating. Obama announced he raised $25 million in the past three months from 100,000 people, compared with the record-setting $26 million haul Clinton pulled in from...

    03/06/2007 8:22:41 PM PST · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 84 replies · 1,911+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3/6/2007 | Drudge
    Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors, the NYT will splash on Wednesday Page Ones. The paper claims, according to newsroom sources: One of the companies was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease. The paper's Mike McIntire and...
  • Obama pledges new generation of leadership

    02/10/2007 10:34:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,361+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | John Whitesides
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), citing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, pledged on Saturday to bridge the partisan gridlock in Washington, end the war in Iraq and transform American politics as the first black U.S. president. Launching his 2008 White House campaign outside the building in where Lincoln began his fight against slavery with a famous 1858 speech that declared "a house divided against itself cannot stand," Obama said it was time to "turn the page" to a new politics. "Let us begin this hard work together. Let us transform this nation,"...
  • Barak Hussein Obama : Who is he?

    02/07/2007 2:01:50 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 2,710+ views
    The U,S, Veteran Dispatch ^ | 07 February 2007 | Ted Sampley
    After only being a U.S. Senator for a couple of years, Barak Hussein Obama, Democrat Senator from Chicago, has managed to catapult himself to the status of a messiah in the Democrat Party. The result is that, ever since, he's been walking on water toward the White House. Obama says after his visit with friends and family in Hawaii during the 2006 year-end holidays, he'll announce if he's going to run for president in 2008. Bets are that he will. Who is Obama and what has he done? Independent columnist, Andy Martin ( says he believes Obama is a political...
  • Trinity United Church of Christ Website (Barak Hussein Obama's Church)

    01/30/2007 11:32:03 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 66 replies · 23,646+ views
    We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service...
  • Obama: Who Is He?

    01/30/2007 8:44:05 AM PST · by Froufrou · 3 replies · 957+ views
    Ted Sampley ^ | 12/29/06 | Ted Sampley
    Barak Hussein Obama Who is he? By Ted Sampley U.S. Veteran Dispatch December 29, 2006 After only being a U.S. Senator for a couple of years, Barak Hussein Obama, Democrat Senator from Chicago, has managed to catapult himself to the status of a messiah in the Democrat Party. The result is that, ever since, he's been walking on water toward the White House. Obama says after his visit with friends and family in Hawaii during the 2006 year-end holidays, he'll announce if he's going to run for president in 2008. Bets are that he will. Who is Obama and what...
  • Barack Hussein Obama: Once a Muslim, Always A Muslim

    12/19/2006 5:21:02 AM PST · by radar101 · 139 replies · 17,647+ views ^ | 19 DEC 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    Many months ago, readers began asking me whether Barack Obama is Muslim. Since he identifies as a Christian, I said, "no," and responded that he was not raised by his Kenyan father. But, then, I decided to look further into Obama's background. His full name--as by now you have probably heard--is Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Hussein is a Muslim name, which comes from the name of Ali's son--Hussein Ibn Ali. And Obama is named after his late Kenyan father, the late Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., apparently a Muslim. And while Obama may not identify as a Muslim, that's not...
  • Barack's ready ...( or maybe his dentist should run for president.At least we can see his work)

    12/15/2006 4:36:31 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 1,173+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 15, 2006 | Opinion
    Look beyond Obama's two years in the Senate and you'll see that he's well prepared to run for president. SO WHY not Barack Obama? On his swing through New Hampshire last weekend, Obama drew rapturous crowds. But many pundits continue to assume that he'll be just a flash in the pan, sharing the fate of Howard Dean, the one-time Democratic hottie who flamed out before the campaign season ended. Sure, say his detractors, Obama is a symbol of hope to Americans desperate for politics that transcend barriers of race, class and ethnicity. But charisma isn't everything — it can't make...
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day...11-30-06...JohnHuang2's... Hastings makes waste...

    11/30/2006 3:44:42 AM PST · by DollyCali · 67 replies · 923+ views
    John Huang2; DollyCali; Pookie 18 & All of the Finest | 30 November 2006 | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • What Obama isn't: black like me (Stanley Crouch Eats His Own)

    11/02/2006 9:29:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 58 replies · 11,845+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/02/06 | Stanley Crouch
    If Barack Obama makes it all the way to becoming the Democratic nominee for President in 2008, a feat he says he may attempt, a much more complex understanding of the difference between color and ethnic identity will be upon us for the very first time. Back in 2004, Alan Keyes made this point quite often. Keyes was the black Republican carpetbagger chosen by the elephants to run against Obama for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. The choice of Keyes was either a Republican version of affirmative action or an example of just how dumb the party believes black...
  • Obama Says He Is Considering Running for President

    10/22/2006 9:48:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 97 replies · 1,923+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny
    Senator Barack Obama, the first-term Illinois Democrat who has rapidly emerged this year as one of the most popular figures in his party, said today that he was considering running for the White House in 2008, a shift in position that he said was in response to many Democrats pressing him to join the field... Mr. Obama opposes the war in Iraq and thus could provide an alternative for Democrats who have expressed strong concern about Mrs. Clinton's support of the war effort... Mr. Obama made his remarks in an interview with Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" on NBC,...
  • Winfrey Talks to Presidential Patron

    10/17/2006 9:37:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 713+ views
    WENN ^ | Monday, October 16, 2006
    Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has finally convinced a man who has been backing her for President in 2008 that she will not run for office. Kansas City, Missouri, math teacher Patrick Crowe has been on a non-stop three-year "Oprah for President" campaign, complete with T-shirts with Winfrey's image, banners and signs. Winfrey's lawyers threatened legal action against Crowe until the talk-show titan told them to back off, and she decided to call Crowe personally to discuss the matter. He tells the New York Post, "(Oprah) got right to the bottom line. She said, 'Well I just wanted to let you...
  • Sen. Obama Heads to Africa for Five-Nation Tour (Gives Away $52 Million of Taxpapyers Money)

    08/21/2006 4:12:24 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 22 replies · 823+ views ^ | August 17, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — When Sen. Barack Obama heads to Africa for a five-nation tour this week, he will take with him a credential no other U.S. senator can claim — and one that may make Africans listen to what he has to say. Obama departs Friday on a 15-day tour that will take him not only to his father's homeland, but also to South Africa, Congo, Djibouti and Sudan. While he has visited Africa twice before, this trip is certain to be different. (snip) Earlier this year, Obama attached an amendment to a pending bill that would provide up to $52...
  • Obama the bamboozler (Bush campaigned on the guarantee of renewing the Voting Rights Act;)

    07/21/2006 4:20:40 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 847+ views
    WND ^ | July 21, 2006 | Kevin Mc Cullough
    Sen. Barack Obama misled African-Americans gathered for this week's NAACP convention. He told a fib. He purposefully knew the truth yet for the gain of the political moment decided to lead astray the minds of those in attendance. What's scary is he's so masterful at it. As to his recent deception with the NAACP, he spoke with the typical charismatic demeanor he's become known for when he let loose: "Don't be bamboozled. Don't buy into it. ... It's great if he (President Bush) commits to signing it (the extension of the Voting Rights Act), but what is critical is the...