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  • Obama: Looking Beyond Hope and Change (foreign policy, terrorist, communist, socialist ties)

    02/29/2008 8:19:05 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 27 replies · 7,997+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | Feb. 29, 2008 | Pam Meister
    If you are among those who are seriously considering casting your vote for Barack Obama either in an upcoming primary or, should the occasion arise, in the general election in November, it's a good idea to do a little homework first. Questionable Connections Rightly or wrongly, people are often judged by the company they keep, but the media has been strangely quiet on a few of Obama's connections, both personal and political. One of Obama's self-professed mentors is Frank Marshall Davis, a known former member of the Communist Party USA, a party that not only had tens of thousands of...
  • Obamamania Reaches New Heights of Mindless Drivel - Video

    02/29/2008 8:09:13 PM PST · by blogsforthompson.com · 147 replies · 453+ views
    Blogs For John McCain ^ | February 29, 2008 | brianinmo
    Obamamania reaches new heights (or depths) of mindless drivel in this new video out on YouTube. You have to see it, and hear it, to believe it. Yet, it is totally representative of the Obama candidacy - all based on feelings, emotions, and - thin air. You would not normally expect us at Blogs for John McCain to post an Obama video. But this video so clearly reveals the emptiness of his campaign, that I just cannot resist. By November, I do believe this stuff is going to be wearing really thin on the average skeptical American voter. Watch the...
  • More on Mrs. Obama's thesis

    02/29/2008 8:57:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 135+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 26, 2008 | Michael Gaynor
    America's voters need to know why Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, praised Barack Obama at the annual Nation of Islam conference as "the hope of the entire world that America will change and be a better place" and Mrs. Obama's thesis suggests why. John Derbyshire, in "The Corner" at National Review Online: "...Mrs Obama's senior sociology thesis, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community"....will... have on the presidential campaign....a moderate positive, offset by a slight negative." If that's so, then Barack Obama will be the next President. Mr. Derbyshire was impressed that the thesis was released, making...
  • Barack Obama: Looking Beyond Hope and Change

    02/29/2008 10:36:17 AM PST · by captjanaway · 16 replies · 118+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 29, 2008 | Pam Meister
    Countless people across the nation are excited about Barack Obama’s candidacy for president. It’s not unusual to hear his supporters say things like, “This is the first time in a long time I’ve been excited about a candidate,” and, “I can feel good about supporting him,” and, “He’s so inspirational!” The pastor of my church is inspirational too, but that doesn’t mean he’d make a good president.
  • My Solution to Iraq Is to Never Have Gone There: An Editorial by Senator Barack Obama

    02/29/2008 11:44:45 AM PST · by EveningStar · 94 replies · 279+ views
    IMAO ^ | February 28, 2008 | Frank J.
    Iraq continues to be a serious problem, and the Bush administration has done nothing but increase the problem and cause unnecessary deaths. It is a mess, but I have a solution: I would never have gone there...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr

    02/29/2008 11:22:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 373+ views
    Gather ^ | February 29, 2008 | Juan J Martinez
    Since when did it become inappropriate or taboo to use an individual's given name when referring to him or her in a political debate or forum? Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. that is the full name, of Presidential hopeful Senator Obama. That is a fact, which as much as the Obama camp wishes to do so, can't be denied or glossed over. So now middle names have been added to the long list of PCs do's and don'ts. Then there is the mysterious leaked photo, which shows Senator Obama in some sort of ceremonial robes, reminiscent of the clothing associated with...
  • Pew Poll: 20% of White Democrats Vote McCain If Obama Is The Nominee

    02/28/2008 6:48:09 PM PST · by jveritas · 342 replies · 1,548+ views
    Pew Poll ^ | February 28 2008 | Pew Poll
    Democratic Base FissuresAlthough attention has been focused on McCain's problems with the GOP base, there are indications that some Democrats might defect if Obama is the party's nominee. Overall, 20% of white Democratic voters say they would vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee. That is twice the percentage of white Democrats who say they would support McCain in a Clinton-McCain matchup. Older Democrats (ages 65 and older), lower-income and less educated Democrats also would support McCain at higher levels if Obama rather than Clinton is the party's nominee. Read more at http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=398
  • Rattling the Cage: Islamophobia, Obamaphobia [Don't mention the Middle Name!]

    02/28/2008 1:59:26 PM PST · by Alouette · 65 replies · 216+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 28, 2008 | Larry "Factophobe" Derfner
    Some of the dirtiest attacks against Barack Obama are being carried out by Jewish bigots in the US and Israel, and if Obama is the Democrat's candidate for president, which looks very likely, these smears are going to get a lot worse. It's not a whispering campaign, it's not anonymous; Marc Zell, co-chairman of Republicans Abroad in Israel, put his name to an article in The Jerusalem Post's Web edition last week that brands Obama as a Muslim anti-Semite. "Obama and the Jews" begins: "Less than two weeks before the critical primary elections in Ohio and Texas, Democratic voters have...
  • Obama: If elected I will use the bully pulpit for gay community (supports full repeal of DOMA)

    02/28/2008 6:13:19 PM PST · by No Dems 2004 · 54 replies · 378+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought the support of voters in the homosexual community Feb. 28, telling them in a letter that if elected president he would work to pass laws important to that constituency and would use the "bully pulpit" to urge states to grant same-sex couples the legal benefits of marriage. The 770-word letter was posted on a section of Obama's campaign website devoted to homosexual issues. He and Hillary Clinton have worked for months to get the votes of the homosexual community, even appearing in August at a historic Democratic presidential forum devoted solely to...
  • Obama touts conservative spending approach

    02/28/2008 6:18:56 PM PST · by keepitreal · 19 replies · 163+ views
    WFAA.com (AP) ^ | February 28, 2008
    AUSTIN - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama strayed onto Republican turf in Texas, agreeing Thursday with a core GOP principle: Be conservative when it comes to federal spending. "I am a progressive, but I always tell people that if you're a progressive you should be fiscally even more conservative than the so-called conservatives," he said. "The reason is, there are a lot of needs where we need to spend money, so we can't afford to waste money on stuff that we don't need." Obama was answering a question from a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative during a town hall meeting about the...
  • Kenyan elders want U.S. apology over Obama photo

    02/28/2008 9:19:51 AM PST · by keepitreal · 108 replies · 237+ views
    Reuters Africa ^ | February 28, 2008 | Noor Ali
    ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan elders demanded an apology from Washington on Thursday ahead of a planned protest over a controversial photo of U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama in traditional Somali dress. The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Democratic frontrunner donning a white headdress and robes during a visit in 2006 to the remote north-eastern town of Wajir. (snip) The dispute has angered many in Kenya, especially ethnic Somalis from the northeast, who resent the implication that Obama did anything wrong during his visit. Wajir residents plan to demonstrate after Friday prayers to show their...
  • The Cult of B. Hussein Obama

    02/26/2008 11:10:30 PM PST · by DarthVader · 39 replies · 1,758+ views
    Liveprayer.com ^ | 02/15/08 | Bill Keller
    The Cult of B. Hussein Obama (2 Peter 2:1, Lamentations 2:14, Jeremiah 14:14, Matthew 24:24) NO WE CAN'T! The cult of B. Hussein Obama. Remember I told you there would be a revival in this nation this year. Well, before we see a true spiritual revival that will bring millions to faith in Christ and help lead this nation back to God and Biblical values, there is going to be a "faux revival" led by the latest preacher of false hope, B. Hussein Obama. Obama is running for the Democratic Party's nomination to try and become the next President of...
  • McCain Disavows Comments About Obama [Barf Alert]

    02/26/2008 11:37:45 AM PST · by indcons · 244 replies · 1,028+ views
    google/AP ^ | LIZ SIDOTI
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democrat a "hack, Chicago-style" politician. Hussein is Obama's middle name, but talk show host Bill Cunningham used it three times as he addressed the crowd before the likely Republican nominee's appearance. "Now we have a hack, Chicago-style Daley politician who is picturing himself as change. When he gets done with you, all you're going to have in your pocket is change," Cunningham said as the audience roared. The...
  • How Obama will dismantle our military in his own words.

    02/26/2008 9:21:28 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 93 replies · 589+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-16-08 | Barack Obama
    Watch this man in his own words. This will shock you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs
  • Obama and CNN: Black, White or Yellow (Did Obama Pay CNN for a "Debunking")

    02/26/2008 9:57:10 AM PST · by expatguy · 70 replies · 242+ views
    An American Expat in Southeast Asia ^ | 26 February 2008 | expatguy
    "...If anyone is still puzzled about the facts, in fact I have never been a Muslim. We had to send CNN to look at the school that I attended in Indonesia where kids were wearing short pants and listening to ipods to indicate that this was not a madrassa but was a secular school in Indonesia..." ~ Barack Obama, 24 February 2008 In a recent episode of Saturday Night Live that featured a parody of a Clinton Obama debate, a faux Campbell Brown chirped "Like nearly everyone in the news media, the three of us are totally in the tank...
  • Mathews - Obama / Osama mixup

    02/18/2008 4:54:06 PM PST · by cd jones · 22 replies · 1,183+ views
    Chris Matthews
    I caught Matthews speaking of Obama's 'words about words' today with this mixup. He was talking about Hillary and Obama's back and forth today. Osama's photos was only on the screen for a few seconds.
  • Talking Points [Trinity United Church of Christ, Obama's church]

    02/25/2008 3:04:08 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ ^ | Trinity United Church of Christ [Obama's church]
    Black Value System (in response to Erik Rush’s comments (2.28.07) on the Hannity and Colmes show): • One of the biggest gaps in knowledge that causes the kind of ignorance that you hear spouted by this man [Erik Rush] and those like him, has to do with the fact that these persons are completely ignorant when it comes to the Black religious tradition. The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cone’s book, Black Power and Black Theology.
  • Obama slams smear photo (Hillary forces Obama to wear Muslim garb)

    02/25/2008 2:44:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 1,468+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/25/2008 | mike allen
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accused the Clinton campaign Monday of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear. Plouffe was reacting to a banner headline on the Drudge Report saying that aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) had e-mailed a photo calling attention to the African roots of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). "The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat front-runner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya," the Drudge Report said. The photo created huge buzz in political circles and immediately became known as "the...
  • Barack Obama embarrassed by billionaire link to home deal (just a boneheaded mistake)

    02/25/2008 2:25:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 674+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2/25/08 | James Bone & Dominic Kennedy
    Barack Obama embarrassed by billionaire link to home dealJames Bone in New York and Dominic Kennedy in London February 25, 2008 Barack Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a ?boneheaded mistake? (Charles Rex Arbogast/Pool/EPA) A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago. A company related...
  • In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama

    02/25/2008 8:49:43 AM PST · by Soliton · 46 replies · 109+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2008 | JEFF ZELENY
    There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he be safe?
  • Farrakhan hails Obama as 'hope of entire world' (Racist endorses Obama)

    02/25/2008 8:36:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 58 replies · 208+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/25/2008 | ap
    CHICAGO - In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better. The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours' Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator. "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said. "This young man is capturing audiences of black...
  • North endorses John McCain: Farrakhan endorses Barrack Obama

    02/25/2008 8:30:12 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | John F. Allen
    Saying John McCain is the only candidate that wants to win the war on terror retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North has endorsed the Republican front runner. Col. North, a man who has been to Iraq more times than any politician, warned of the serve consequences of a loss in this battle with those who want to murder Americans. As an American, a Marine and a most knowledgeable observer, North has stepped forward to support the safety of America. He recognizes the danger we are in and the best course of action to win out over terrorists. He is a...
  • Obama's women reveal his secret

    02/25/2008 8:31:23 AM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 182 replies · 1,670+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Feb 26, 2008 | Spengler
    "Cherchez la femme," advised Alexander Dumas in: "When you want to uncover an unspecified secret, look for the woman." In the case of Barack Obama, we have two: his late mother, the went-native anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his rancorous wife Michelle. Obama's women reveal his secret: he hates America. We know less about Senator Obama than about any prospective president in American history. His uplifting rhetoric is empty, as Hillary Clinton helplessly protests. His career bears no trace of his own character, not an article for the Harvard Law Review he edited, or a single piece of legislation. He appears...
  • IN 52 SECS WHY BARACK OBAMA CANNOT WIN A GENERAL ELECTION

    02/24/2008 10:36:20 PM PST · by LibertyGrrrl · 74 replies · 530+ views
  • Obama Wins Dem Nomination By A Nose *** Big Blow To Hilliary! (U Tube)

    02/24/2008 10:29:07 PM PST · by Syncro · 7 replies · 190+ views
    The Institute of Phenomonology ^ | Feb 24, 2008 | Dr. Zoo
    Barack Hussein Obama finally pulls off the necessary action to pull ahead of Hilliary for the Democrat nomination for President of The United States. The crowds cheered and he is swept to victory!
  • Farrakhan praises Obama at Saviours' Day event in Chicago [Compares Obama to Mohammed]

    02/24/2008 8:14:09 PM PST · by indcons · 66 replies · 1,409+ views
    In his first major public address since recovering from complications due to cancer, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better. Farrakhan and his family have a farm in New Buffalo Township in southwestern Michigan's Berrien County. Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours' Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent the majority of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator. "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America...
  • Booker to campaign for Obama in Ohio (Mayor Corky's riding Obama to gov't job)

    02/24/2008 6:48:52 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies · 83+ views
    NJ.COM ^ | 2/23/08 | © 2008 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
    Obama's campaign is getting a boost from Newark Mayor Cory Booker's appearances in Dayton and Columbus on Sunday, and at Central State University in Wilberforce. Booker campaigned for Obama in New Jersey (where Obama lost) and elsewhere. The Ohio and Texas primary is March 4.
  • Obama Snubs The State of the Black Union

    02/23/2008 4:38:10 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Right Voices ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | Staff
    H/T to Memeorandum for this story: The annual State of the Black Union forum boasts a number of famous names as it gets under way in New Orleans, but this year’s event is getting much more attention for who won’t be there…..…..”I think it’s a missed opportunity on Mr. Obama’s part,” Smiley told CNN. “Now, I am not interested in demonizing him for his choice, but I do disagree with it.”But Smiley’s criticism has also prompted many people to come to Obama’s defense. The talk show host told The Washington Post he has been inundated with angry e-mails and even...
  • Excitement for Obama mixed with safety fears

    02/23/2008 5:05:24 PM PST · by Condor 63 · 26 replies · 116+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Saturday, February 23, 2008 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes. They watch with wonder as Barack Obama moves ever closer to becoming America's first black president. And they ask themselves, their family, their friends: Is he at risk? Will he be safe? There is, of course, no sure answer. But interviews with blacks across the country, prominent and otherwise, suggest that lingering worries are outweighed by enthusiasm and determination.
  • Obama Fever Is Breaking On the Web

    02/23/2008 5:17:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies · 342+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2008 | Jose Antonio Vargas
    A Rash of New Sites Throws Some Cold Water On the Hot Candidate It's the nature of the Web -- and, really, of life. What goes up must come down. What's popular becomes too popular. What's seen as hip and hot and cool eventually gets mocked.Even, yes, Barack Obama.In recent days, sites have popped up indicating that the ongoing online Obamamania has hit a wall. What kind of wall? A snarky, ironic, this-Obama-thing-has-gotten-over-the-top wall. Obama's smiling mug is mashed up on countless faces on SenatorObamas.com. He's Sumobama. He's Pharaohbama. He's Navajobama, complete with a blue-and-white feathered headdress. The blog Is...
  • Obama Responds to Clinton’s Scolding

    02/23/2008 3:34:53 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 60 replies · 161+ views
    fox ^ | 02/23/08 | Bonney Kapp
    Senator Barack Obama defended mailers sent out to Ohio voters last week on Hillary Clinton’s NAFTA and health care records, after Hillary Clinton scolded him for distributing them.
  • Barak Obama Criticised Over 'Cult-Like' Rallies

    02/23/2008 3:09:08 PM PST · by blam · 86 replies · 604+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-23-2008 | William Lowther
    Barack Obama criticised over 'cult-like' rallies By William Lowther in Washington Last Updated: 4:24pm GMT 23/02/2008 For many it is simply a sign of his charisma. But for a growing number of Barack Obama sceptics, there is something disturbing about the adulation with which the senator and Democratic presidential frontrunner is greeted as he campaigns for the White House - unnervingly akin to the hysteria of a cult, or the fervour of a religious revival. Thousands wait in line to see him wherever he stops. Members of the audience have taken to rushing the stage during campaign rallies, forcing the...
  • Rezko sought post for Obama's home-seller (Felony trial of top Obama fund-raiser opens March 3)

    02/23/2008 8:37:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 719+ views
    Politicom ^ | 2/22/08
    Rezko sought post for Obama's home-seller Indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko once sought a state post for the agent who sold a home to presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., court records showed. Court papers filed in Rezko's corruption case indicated he asked Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration to appoint Donna Schwan Jackson, a real estate agent, to the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. Jackson is included in a list of people Rezko and others tried to get appointed to state boards and commissions, Blagojevich administration records obtained by federal prosecutors showed. Jackson didn't get the...
  • Michelle Obama's Victocratic Thesis

    02/23/2008 7:57:07 AM PST · by jdm · 41 replies · 591+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | by Charles Johnson
    Michelle Obama’s thesis: Racial divide. Institutionalized racism. Oh brother. Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide. Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain "on the periphery." Read the full thesis here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,” the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. “I have found that at...
  • Barack Obama is either stupid, ignorant, or an absolutely pathetic liar (or all three)

    02/23/2008 7:54:08 AM PST · by jdm · 63 replies · 1,566+ views
    Red State ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | by Jeff Emanuel
    CY did a great job with this story here. I have just the following to add: Barack Obama is, quite simply, doing at least one of three things here (and, with credit to Lileks, I fully expect the Left to shut up and reverently honor my acting out of the highest form of patriotism with regard to Mr. Obama and dissenting against him):(1) He is lying his ArmaniGucci pants off, on purpose.(2) He is blowing smoke out his fourth point of contact just to be able to appease his base more(3) He is so mind-blowingly ignorant of the military and...
  • Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide - full text available

    02/22/2008 9:25:40 PM PST · by GVnana · 173 replies · 10,010+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 2/22/2008 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide By: Jeffrey Ressner Feb 22, 2008 04:20 PM EST Updated: February 22, 2008 08:07 PM EST Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain "on the periphery." Read the full thesis here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. "My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her...
  • The Democrats' Embarrassment of Riches (Will they EVER be called on it?)

    02/22/2008 8:50:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 168+ views
    Spiegal.com ^ | 2/22/08 | Peter Ross Range
    The Democrats' Embarrassment of RichesBy Peter Ross Range With two of the strongest personalities in Democratic politics vying for the party's presidential nomination, the party is facing a tough choice. But either way the primaries in Ohio and Texas go next week, America stands to gain. **SPIP** While Hillary strains to sound inspiring with a voice and style better suited to running policy meetings, Obama, the natural, croons like a political Sinatra. I'm seduced by the idea that we as Americans can rise above some of our differences, and, yes, that just having Barack and Michelle in the White House,...
  • Explaining to the Obamas Why They Should Be Proud of Their Country By John Hawkins

    02/22/2008 8:39:24 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 18 replies · 154+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 22 February 2008 | John Hawkins
    Explaining to the Obamas Why They Should Be Proud of Their CountryBy John HawkinsFriday, February 22, 2008 "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback." — Michelle Obama Is that a surprising sentiment to hear from a woman who wants to be first lady? You might think so, until you realize that she is married to a man who doesn't hold his hand over his heart for the Star Spangled Banner and makes a big deal out of not wearing a flag pin. Those...
  • Obama once visited '60s radicals

    02/22/2008 3:54:45 PM PST · by ricks_place · 38 replies · 2,594+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb 22, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Former radical activist Bernardine Dohrn and her companion William Ayers leave court in Chicago on Jan. 14, 1981. Dohrn received a $1,500 fine and three years probation for her role in the 'Days of Rage' disturbance in Chicago in 1969. In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. While Ayers and Dohrn may be thought of in Hyde Park as local activists, they’re better known nationally as two of the most...
  • Not Everything is About Hillary

    02/22/2008 8:24:28 PM PST · by Raebie · 4 replies · 73+ views
    Taylor Marsh Blog ^ | February 22, 2008 | Taylor Marsh
    Delusion is catching. But obviously part of this is my fault. I evidently haven't made it clear enough for the Obamabots and others who think every post I write is meant to aid Hillary Clinton in her quest for the nomination. You're seeing all I write through that prism; through the partisan prism of all things Clinton. Sorry to have not drilled down to the core of this denseness earlier. The truth is that Barack Obama's candidacy has always worried me. It's not simply about vetting, but about my own path of discovery to answer one simple question: Who is...
  • Obama takes funds from lobby partners

    02/22/2008 7:32:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 461+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2008 | Jim McElhatton
    Sen. Barack Obama, who has refused donations from federal lobbyists and paints his Democratic presidential rival as a Washington insider for accepting their contributions, took hundreds of thousands of dollars from partners at dozens of firms that lobbied Congress in 2007. The partners — who often share in a law firm's overall profits — gave at least $214,000 to the Obama campaign from October through December, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records and lobbying-disclosure reports with the Senate. Partners at the Chicago-based law firm of Kirkland Ellis LLP, which has a lobbying arm in Washington, gave Mr....
  • Pentagon questions Obama’s soldier story (Obama admits cocaine use and it shows)

    02/22/2008 7:51:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies · 309+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/22/2008 | reuters
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday tried to cast doubt on an account of military equipment shortages mentioned by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, whose campaign team stood by the story. In a debate with rival Hillary Clinton on Thursday evening, Obama said he had heard from an Army captain who served in Afghanistan and whose unit did not have enough ammunition or vehicles. Obama said it was easier for the troops to capture weapons from Taliban militants than it was "to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief," President Bush I find that account pretty hard to...
  • 'Barack' poised to rise on baby-name lists [Barf Alert!]

    02/22/2008 6:36:32 PM PST · by melt · 63 replies · 1,443+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/08 | Jennifer Harper
    Perhaps the nation will see some baby "Baracks" arriving over the next few months no matter who wins the presidential election. Sen. Barack Obama's name brand recognition has much currency these days as Americans mull over the appeal of the Illinois Democrat's name for their own precious offspring. Barack has been crowned Name of the Year by Laura Wattenberg, creator of Baby Name Wizard, a popular online trend-tracking tool for parents-to-be at IVillage.com, offering instant advice in the crucial baby-name derby. "This is no political statement, just a statement on names in our culture. Senator Barack Hussein Obama is leading...
  • Obama visited "60s radicals"; in 1995

    02/22/2008 10:11:55 AM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies · 1,475+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    They mean terrorists — we’re talking about the Weathermen here, and Obama’s host that day is on record as wishing he’d set more bombs back when — but Politico’s in for a round of especially obnoxious shrieking from the left for even running this so they probably figured they’d throw them a bone by using “radicals” in the headline instead. Here we find ourselves returned to the argument over Ron Paul accepting money from Nazis: How much knowing contact with scumbags is too much knowing contact with scumbags? The New York Sun’s already been over most of this ground, including...
  • Obama: $60M in February?

    02/21/2008 11:11:07 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies · 128+ views
    Hugh Hewitt's blog at Townhall ^ | February 21, 2008 | Patrick Ruffini
    According to my initial projections off this crowdsourced spreadsheet of Obama donations I set up after the Wisconsin victory, Obama has already raised at least $45 million for February and is on track to raise $60 million for the month. A source who tracks Obama’s public donation number like a hawk tells me that Obama had tallied about 256,000 donors for the year as of the end of January. Those donors produced $36 million in receipts, for an average contribution of $140. Obama’s public donor count stands at 583,525, meaning about 327,000 people donated in February. With the same average,...
  • 'Mandatory' volunteerism? Is it time yet? [Another liberal oxymoron]

    02/21/2008 7:55:55 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 25 replies · 129+ views
    The News Journal - Wilmington, Delaware. ^ | 2/21/08 | Rhonda B. Graham
    Copyright issues force me to just post the link: http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080221/OPINION12/802210310/1189/OPINION
  • Obama's Mentor's Mentor

    02/21/2008 10:46:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,509+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2008 | Lee Cary
    The influence of the black liberation theology of James H. Cone appears in the political philosophy of Barack Obama as well as in the recent controversial statement about national pride made by Michelle Obama.  The spiritual role that Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) and its just-retired pastor Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright have played in the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama is well-established, as is the Africentric theology that is the cornerstone of the church's self-proclaimed identity. One largely unexamined element of that Africentric theology, though, is the pivotal role that black liberation theologian Dr. James H. Cone,...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Favors Talks with Syria and Iran

    02/21/2008 9:59:19 PM PST · by Tigen · 25 replies · 171+ views
    INN ^ | February 22, '08 | INN
    The "inner circle" of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama is developing a foreign policy that includes high-level diplomatic talks with Syria and Iran but does not include pressuring Israel to negotiate with Hamas, the New York Sun reported. Sen. Obama has won significant victories over Sen. Hillary Clinton in primaries. He has been trying to overcome an e-mail campaign charging that he will not back Israel if elected president. The inner circle includes Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former national security adviser to President Carter and who led a delegation in the Middle East that met with Syrian President Bashar Assad....
  • "Ding Dong?" CARTOON featuring Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's... feet

    02/21/2008 10:02:27 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 15 replies · 942+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 2/22/2008 | IPWGOP
      Feb. 22, 2008   This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  iowapresidentialwatch.com
  • Superdelegate schmoozed by Chelsea backs Obama

    02/21/2008 9:56:29 AM PST · by jdm · 127 replies · 246+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | by Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) – A few weeks ago, 21-year-old Wisconsin superdelegate Jason Rae was taken out to breakfast by Chelsea Clinton in the runup to that state’s Democratic primary. Two days after the vote, the college junior – who will be the youngest superdelegate at this year’s Democratic National Convention — is undecided no longer: he’s backing Barack Obama.“The Democratic Party is fortunate to have two very talented individuals running for President this election,” said Rae in a statement released by the Obama campaign Thursday. “It is a difficult choice for anyone, but in the end, the choice for me has become...