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  • The First Black President?

    02/21/2008 9:02:16 AM PST · by bs9021 · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 21, 2008 | Emmanuel Opati
    The First Black President? by: Emmanuel Opati, February 21, 2008 The rise of Barack Obama on the national political scene has inevitably rejuvenated a debate as to who was the first black President. Author Toni Morrison argued that, figuratively, Bill Clinton was the first black President; Lucas Morel believes otherwise. Lucas Morel, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, says that “to the contrary of Toni Morrison, Abraham Lincoln not William Jefferson Clinton was our first black President and deserves to be studied and celebrated as an integral contributor to black progress in American History.” “No American...
  • Stop Obama

    02/20/2008 10:04:54 PM PST · by Jamal McCoy · 81 replies · 977+ views
    Stop Obama ^ | today | Sweet Talker
    When Will Anyone Ask Him Tough Questions? Or stupid and naive questions like Did you vote against the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama?
  • Even blowing his nose, Obama gets applause

    02/20/2008 4:57:56 PM PST · by jdm · 70 replies · 481+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | by John McCormick
    DALLAS – It's probably safe to say that you have arrived as a politician when your audience applauds when you blow your nose. Yes, just a day before a debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama has a head cold. And about a half-hour into a speech here, the Illinois Democrat announced that he had to take a quick break. "Gotta blow my nose here for a second," Obama said. ~~snip~~ The near-capacity audience at the Reunion Arena, which his campaign said totaled 17,000, broke out in a slightly awkward applause.
  • Heilemann: Clinton to Bring the Hammer Down After Her Wisconsin Drubbing

    02/20/2008 12:23:18 PM PST · by bshomoic · 49 replies · 446+ views
    2/20/08 3:17 AM Heilemann: Clinton to Bring the Hammer Down After Her Wisconsin Drubbing . . . The final array of implications involves the tenor of the campaign that Clinton will wage between now and the Ohio and Texas primaries on March 4. Over the past few days, her operation has begun to sharpen the “contrasts” between HRC and BHO. Rightly or wrongly, her people simply do not believe they can do much now to change her fundamental message on the positive side: that she’s readier than Obama to assume the presidency on day one; that she’s a fighter for...
  • ON DEADLINE: Race is Obama's to lose (It's panic-button time.)

    02/20/2008 12:48:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 120+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Democratic nomination is now Barack Obama's to lose. After 10 consecutive defeats — including a heartbreaker in tailor-made Wisconsin on Tuesday — Hillary Rodham Clinton can't win the nomination unless Obama makes a major mistake or her allies reveal something damaging about the Illinois senator's background. Don't count her out quite yet, but Wisconsin revealed deep and destructive fractures in the Clinton coalition. It's panic-button time. That explains why Clinton's aides accused Obama of plagiarism for delivering a speech that included words that had first been uttered by Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts governor and a friend of...
  • "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...
  • Israeli Actress Supplies Hebrew For Obama Video (Yeahhh, She's A Hottie Alert)

    02/20/2008 11:40:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 73 replies · 8,372+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/20/2008 | Jacob Berkman
    In what is likely to be remembered as the first YouTube presidential campaign, perhaps the most talked about video has been singer's celebrity-dotted homage to the "Yes We Can" mantra of Barack Obama. The video features split-screen images of several prominent celebrities, past and present, singing alongside clips of Obama's victory speech in South Carolina. For those listening closely and with an ear for Hebrew, it's one of the lesser known, albeit just as eye-catching, performers who stands out: Israeli-born actress Maya Rubin. Twice in the video, Rubin can be heard saying "kein anu yecholim" - Hebrew for "Yes...
  • When hope is not enough

    02/20/2008 11:12:33 AM PST · by shineon · 9 replies · 40+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 9, 2007 | Joan Vennochi
    BARACK OBAMA is promising to change politics as usual in America. As Massachusetts already knows, that can be one tough promise to keep. more stories like this Last year, Deval Patrick promised to do the same, when he ran for governor. Voters bought the message, making him the first Democrat in 16 years to win the corner office, and the first black candidate to do so. Symbolically, Patrick's election represented dramatic change for this commonwealth. But his first year in office shows that it can be hard to get beyond being the face of change, to actually changing politics. Viewed...
  • Lets take her out once and for all

    02/20/2008 11:19:43 AM PST · by Colt_45cal · 124 replies · 159+ views
    2-20-08 | Colt 45cal
    CALLING ON ALL REPUBLICANS IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS Last night Hillery said she was "ready to defeat the Republicans" I say we have a rare opportunity to take her on directly, and take her out. The state of Texas has open voting. We should all tell/plead/beg our friends and family in Texas to "pimp" ourselves out for one day. Vote Obama and sweep that woman into the dust bin of history. Here's our chance republicans - why do you hesitate? Like it or not, Maverick is our horse. His nomination is sure. Lets use our vote wisely on...
  • Funny, Obama Supporter Can't Name One Accomplishment (VIDEO)

    02/20/2008 11:15:21 AM PST · by Nony · 37 replies · 65+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | February 20, 2008 | Chris Matthews
    This is just funny. I almost enjoyed watching Chris Matthews here.
  • Obama camp slams Clinton ‘lunacy'

    02/20/2008 11:19:49 AM PST · by kingattax · 31 replies · 57+ views
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe argued to reporters Wednesday that the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign has virtually no hope of moving ahead in the delegate count after the climactic Texan and Ohio primaries two weeks from now. “This is a wide, wide lead right now,” Plouffe said on a conference call following Sen. Barack Obama’s blowout win in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday. “I am amused when he Clinton campaign continues to say: 'Well, it’s essentially a tie.' I mean, that’s just lunacy. We have opened up a big and meaningful pledged delegate lead. They are going to have to...
  • Proud Michelle vs. Proud Cindy (note: Michelle left off "really" in Milwaukee)

    MILWAUKEE -- Michelle Obama made two separate remarks in Wisconsin on Monday declaring a new pride she has felt in her country -- comments that today came under oblique attack from another would-be first lady, Cindy McCain. At a midday event on Monday in Milwaukee, Obama said, "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." A few hours later in Madison, she made a similar point, although with some adjustments to her language: "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud...

    02/20/2008 11:04:42 AM PST · by moopie1 · 29 replies · 32+ views
    Name One Accomplishment’: Clinton Quick to Tout MSNBC Obama Backer Slam
  • Change We Can Believe In

    02/20/2008 10:59:52 AM PST · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 9 replies · 49+ views
    If all he can come up with is recycled, if not plagerized, rhetoric, does Obama really represent "Change We Can Believe In"???
  • Not Buying It (Barack Obama attempts to spin his wife's remarks about not being proud of the US)

    02/20/2008 10:26:02 AM PST · by jdm · 90 replies · 571+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 20, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Michelle Obama's comments about her pride in America have apparently put her husband on the defensive. Barack Obama tried to spin the comments made by Mrs. Obama in Milwaukee on Monday as relating only to politics, but the quote speaks for itself: Barack Obama, interviewed on WOAI radio in San Antonio, Texas, expressed frustration that his wife's comments became political fodder. "Statements like this are made and people try to take it out of context and make a great big deal out of it, and that isn't at all what she meant," Obama said. "What she meant was, this is...

    02/20/2008 8:42:59 AM PST · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 42 replies · 28+ views
    NBC MSNBC ^ | 2-20-08 | Abby Livingston
    Prior to Hillary Clinton’s speech last night in was Obama supporters for whom Buffenbarger saved his most vitriolic contempt... “Give me a break! I've got news for all the latte-drinking, Prius- driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies crowding in to hear him speak! This guy won't last a round against the Republican attack machine. He's a poet, not a fighter.”
  • Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007

    02/20/2008 7:14:42 AM PST · by TinaJeannes · 17 replies · 60+ views
    National Journal ^ | Jan. 31, 2008 | By Brian Friel, Richard E. Cohen and Kirk Victor
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings. The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most-liberal during his first two years in the Senate.
  • New Pro-Clinton 527 to Ding Obama in Ohio

    02/20/2008 7:35:14 AM PST · by Miss Behave · 59 replies · 163+ views
    ABC News online Political Punch ^ | 2/20/08 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News has learned that a group of Democratic politicos have set up a new independent 527 organization called the American Leadership Project (ALP) with the express purpose of helping Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, beat Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in Ohio, and possibly Texas and Pennsylvania as well. Free from campaign finance rules, ALP will not be legally permitted to coordinate with the Clinton campaign, but it is clearly intended to help her. The group is targeting through TV ads, mail, and phone communications white women under 50 in the Ohio area -- specifically Cleveland, Columbus, Youngstown, Charleston (WV), Wheeling-...
  • Minnesota Man Claims He Took Drugs & Had Sex with Barack Obama in 1999

    02/20/2008 7:15:31 AM PST · by Pinetop · 297 replies · 1,316+ views
    Barack Obama now faces a new challenge - one that is sure to be much more scandalous than anything he's seen so far. If the allegations are to be believed, it's also a scandal that his campaign has tried to cover up. A Minnesota man has come forth, claiming that he took cocaine in 1999 with Obama, the then-Illinois legislator, and participated in homosexual acts with him. Larry Sinclair, the man making the claims, said his story was ignored by the news media. Still not willing to let this one slip quietly under the rug, Sinclair made a YouTube video...
  • Obama wins Hawaii caucuses

    02/20/2008 1:03:04 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies · 364+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 Feb 2008 | Jason George
    Maybe they should've called it " Hawaii 10-0," as Sen. Barack Obama now has ten straight wins after besting Sen. Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Hawaii caucuses. Neither Obama nor Clinton campaigned in person for Hawaii's 20 delegate votes, but both recently had surrogates in the 50th state -- Clinton employed daughter Chelsea and Obama had half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng appear on his behalf. Obama, who was born and spent part of his youth on Hawaii, ran radio ads in recent weeks stressing his "native son" credentials. On Tuesday night, in an e-mail to his supporters before the Hawaii victory was announced,...