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  • Barack McGovern Obama? It’s up to you

    03/12/2008 5:39:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies · 672+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 12, 2008 | John F. Allen
    Now that even Rush is speaking truthfully about the election, some inescapable facts need to be considered. Forget Obama’s given middle name. It won’t be important. By Election Day everyone will think of his middle name as McGovern. Barack McGovern Osama will lose by a wide margin for the following reasons: * Twenty percent of White Democrats already ADMIT they will not vote for him (Pew).Moreover they say they WILL vote for McCain, a double hit. *No one can win giving away 20% of his base. * Forty three percent over all ADMIT they will not vote for him (...
  • American Adam

    03/09/2008 1:47:41 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 11 replies · 593+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 12, 2008 | John B. Judis
    When Barack Obama announced a year ago that he was running for president, I scoffed. How could a black man whose middle name is Hussein and who looks like he is 25 years old win the White House? To be sure, he was a U.S. senator, but he had been elected largely on a fluke when his toughest Democratic and Republican opponents were felled by scandals. "He'll fade by December," I assured anyone who would listen. One year later, Obama is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, having built a formidable coalition of whites and blacks, Democrats and independents, and...
  • Obama and the Pet Rock

    03/09/2008 12:24:49 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 14 replies · 951+ views
    NRO ^ | March 09, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In fall 1975 I remember sitting in the Stanford student lounge watching two apparently educated and bright students compare their pet rocks, as the craze spread all over Silicon Valley and then went national. By summer few would admit they had purchased one. Never underestimate the ability of mass wired consumer society to go hysterical. Something like that happened with the Obama campaign in mid-February, as he became the new generation's pet rock. No one knew what he had done; no one knew what he would do; no one cared whether they knew; all only wanted to be a part...
  • L. Ron Obama

    03/08/2008 12:33:29 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 24 replies · 417+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/7/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Michael Goldfarb observes that the Obama "dipdive" videos are unhealthy, creepy and deeply disturbing. The Dipdive videos were the creepy culmination of the Obama campaign's messianic rhetoric. And they even seemed to make the campaign's most fanatical supporters a bit queasy. Obama's rhetoric was always empty, but coming from the man himself, eloquent as he is, everyone seemed willing to overlook how silly it all was. Once you get Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johanson repeating the same phrases and chanting his name as though he were some kind of political immortal--well, it all became far more transparent. What is even...
  • Barack Obama - "Personal Jesus"

    03/09/2008 10:17:46 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/9/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Run as Jesus Christ and you'll get crucified.
  • Obama wins Wyoming Caucuses by double digits

    03/08/2008 3:50:56 PM PST · by omega4179 · 132 replies · 5,853+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 03/08/2008 | FoxNews.com
    <p>With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had 59 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. Both candidates campaigned in the state ahead of the caucuses, but the onus was on Obama to regain his momentum after Clinton disrupted his winning streak Tuesday, scoring wins in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island.</p>
  • Obama’s Naive Positions

    03/09/2008 7:54:43 AM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 594+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 08, 2008 | Staff
    Just one more reason why its scary to think of Obama, the man with few political accomplishments, in the White House. The man is a naive Socialist: In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign broke with his candidate’s position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies being sued for cooperating with a dubious U.S. government domestic surveillance program.“I do believe strongly that [telecoms] should be granted that immunity,” former CIA official John Brennan told National Journal reporter Shane Harris in the interview. “They were told to [cooperate] by the appropriate authorities...
  • GOP Rep (Steve King): Al Qaeda Will 'Dance' If Obama Wins

    03/09/2008 7:25:30 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies · 1,181+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 09 MARCH 2008 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ― An Iowa Republican congressman said that terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Democratic candidate Barack Obama were to win the presidency. An Obama spokesman said such comments "have no place in our politics." U.S. Rep. Steve King based his prediction on Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name, Hussein. "The radical Islamists, the al Qaeda ... would be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they would declare victory in this war on terror," King said in an...
  • Caption Obama

    03/09/2008 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,242+ views
    Drudge ^ | March 9, 2008
  • Playing by Clinton Rules

    03/08/2008 2:47:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2008 | DAVID BROOKS
    Barack Obama had a theory. It was that the voters are tired of the partisan paralysis of the past 20 years. The theory was that if Obama could inspire a grass-roots movement with a new kind of leadership, he could ride it to the White House and end gridlock in Washington. Obama has built his entire campaign on this theory. He’s run against negativity and cheap-shot campaigning. He’s claimed that there’s an “awakening” in this country — people “hungry for a different kind of politics.” This message has made him the front-runner. It has brought millions of new voters into...
  • The Top Nine "Changes" Barack Obama Would Make as President

    03/08/2008 2:47:48 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 36 replies · 2,566+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7 March 2008 | John Hawkins
    The Top Nine "Changes" Barack Obama Would Make as PresidentBy John HawkinsFriday, March 7, 2008 "All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward." -- Ellen Glasgow As people who have followed Barack Obama closely over the last few months have long since realized, there has been very little substance to the man's campaign besides his determination to lose -- oops, I mean "end" -- the war in Iraq. If you boil Obama's appeal down to its essential core, most of his supporters seem to like him because he's a relatively young, charismatic, black man who talks a...
  • Hillary Clinton, Fratricidal Maniac

    03/08/2008 1:20:39 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies · 1,425+ views
    CBS News ^ | Mar.7, 2008 | Jonathan Chait
    The morning after Tuesday's primaries, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a memo titled "The Path to the Presidency." I eagerly dug into the paper, figuring it would explain how Clinton would obtain the Democratic nomination despite an enormous deficit in delegates. Instead, the memo offered a series of arguments as to why Clinton should run against John McCain - i.e., "Hillary is seen as the one who can get the job done" - but nothing about how she actually could. Is she planning a third-party run? Does she think Obama is going to die? The memo does not say. The reason...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary-Obama Ticket Would Be "Almost Unstoppable Force"

    03/08/2008 12:24:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 2,712+ views
    Bill Clinton: Hillary-Obama Ticket Would Be "Almost Unstoppable Force" By Greg Sargent - March 8, 2008, 3:00PM Now Bill Clinton is saying it. Here he is, floating the idea of a joint Hillary-Obama ticket at a town-hall meeting today in Mississippi: "She said yesterday and she said the day after her big wins in Texas and Ohio and Rhode Island that she was very open to that and I think she answered explicitly yes yesterday," Clinton began, referring to Hillary's own answers on the topic in recent days. "I know that she has always been open to it, because she...
  • Obama Says He Will Not Accept VP Spot

    03/08/2008 1:13:09 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 69 replies · 2,608+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3-8-08 | Andrew Malcom
    Campaigning in Casper, Wyo., Friday night for the 12 delegates to come out of Saturday's Democratic county caucuses, Sen. Barack Obama refused the notion of becoming the vice presidential candidate on this fall's party ticket. Obama was asked by a television reporter, "Can you ever see yourself on the same ticket as Sen. Clinton?" And the freshman Illinois senator replied: "Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see me as a vice presidential candidate -- you know, I’m running for president. We have won twice as many states as Senator Clinton, and have a higher popular vote, and...
  • Mrs Obama channels that Jackie O magic

    03/08/2008 2:29:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 101 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | March 9, 2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    The youth, glamour and dashing political style of Senator Barack Obama has evoked many comparisons with President John F Kennedy, but the most Kennedyesque member of the Obama family may be his wife Michelle...
  • Barack Obama's evangelicals close the God gap in Presidential race

    03/08/2008 1:20:54 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 53 replies · 833+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | March 7, 2008 | Chris Smyth
    Progressive evangelicals believe they can end the dominance of the religious right A group of American evangelicals are on a mission to put moral issues at the heart of the most intense presidential campaign in years. Those used to the thundering rhetoric of the religious right will expect a tirade against abortion and gay marriage. But in an interview this week Jim Wallis says: "Top of the list is what happens to the poor. Poverty is the principal Biblical political issue." He adds: "climate change is now a mainstream evangelical issue. Human rights, Darfur too." Wallis is one of the...
  • Clinton's Hawkishness Ruffles Feathers in Obama Camp

    03/08/2008 1:24:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 1,247+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | March 4, 2008 | ELI LAKE Staff Reporter of the Sun
    Mr. Keane nevertheless said he holds the former first lady in high esteem."Senator Clinton is very knowledgeable about national security and is probably going to be strong on defense," he said. "I have no doubts whatsoever that if she were president in January '09 she would not act irresponsibly and issue orders to conduct an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, regardless of the consequences, and squander the gains that have been made." Mr. Keane added that he could not imagine any president in the White House making that kind of decision.The senator's campaign differed with that assessment. "Senator Clinton speaks for...
  • Gore-Obama ‘08 — the GOP Nightmare Scenario

    03/08/2008 10:32:06 AM PST · by jdm · 88 replies · 2,227+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | March 07, 2008 | Staff
    This is the nightmare scenario that wakes me up at night.  And its so easy to see it develop.Hillary wins big in Penn and PR, while Obama continues to sweep up some smaller states.  Neither is close to the majority number, but Hillary refuses to give in.More and more polling begins to suggest — as Pew does today — that Obama will lose a significant number of blue collar “Archie Bunker” democrats that are currently supporting Hillary, but will vote for McCain before Obama.  This will give McCain states like Ohio, Michigan, and Penn.  Superdelegate/party leaders will know that they cannot...
  • OBAMA SLAYS HIS 'MONSTER'

    03/08/2008 10:02:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies · 2,549+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8 March 08 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    March 8, 2008 -- A top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama resigned yesterday after calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster." Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard prof who posed last summer for a glamorous pictorial in Vogue, came under fire after firing off the insult. She further embarrassed Obama by saying his plan to withdraw from Iraq could become inoperative if he wins the White House.
  • Clinton, Obama branded with 'cowboy diplomacy'

    03/08/2008 12:57:57 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | By David R. Sands
    A top foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain accused his two Democratic rivals yesterday of unilateralist "cowboy diplomacy" for demanding a re-negotiation of the NAFTA free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico. In a debate of senior foreign policy surrogates for Mr. McCain and Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann used a line of attack often employed by Democrats against the Bush administration. "I thought the one thing your two campaigns agreed on was that the era of 'cowboy diplomacy' was over," he said, adding that Mr. McCain was a strong...
  • Obama: "You Won't See Me as a VP Candidate"

    03/08/2008 9:41:20 AM PST · by jdm · 83 replies · 1,834+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 07, 2008 | Staff
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: While in Casper, Wyo., today Sen. Barack Obama ruled out the possibility being a vice presidential candidate during an interview with CBS' Montana affiliate KTVQ. Here is a transcript of what he said. Q: You’ve raised $55 million in February and in your speech today you said "I was against the war in ’03, ’04, ’05 -- all the way on through 2010, and you specifically mentioned Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Could you ever see yourself on the same ticket as Senator Clinton? A: Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see...
  • Obama Leads Clinton in Wyoming Caucuses

    03/08/2008 11:38:53 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 909+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Mar. 8, 2008 | MEAD GRUVER
    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Barack Obama took the lead over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in early returns Saturday as Democrats crowded caucuses in Wyoming, the latest contest in the candidates' close, hard-fought race for the party's presidential nomination. Obama led Clinton 61 percent to 38 percent with 11 of 23 counties reporting. Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in caucuses, which reward organization and voter passion more than do primaries. The Illinois senator has won 12 caucuses to Clinton's three. But Clinton threw some effort into Wyoming, perhaps hoping for an upset that would yield few delegates but considerable buzz and...
  • Obama's Constitution

    03/08/2008 11:01:28 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 37 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/17/2008, Volume 013, Issue 26 | Edward Whelan
    Justice John Paul Stevens turns 88 in April, and by January 2009 five other justices will be from 69 to 75 years old. If Barack Obama is elected president, he will probably--with the benefit of resignations by liberal justices eager for him to be the president who chooses their successors--have the opportunity to appoint two or three Supreme Court justices in his first term, with another two or three in a potential second term. That prospect ought to focus the attention of all Americans who want a Supreme Court that practices judicial restraint and respects the proper realm of representative...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN AND THE WEEK FROM HELL

    03/08/2008 10:37:17 AM PST · by jdm · 6 replies · 813+ views
    Right-Wing Nut House ^ | March 08, 2008 | by Rick Moran
    There is an argument to be made for America’s never-ending presidential campaign in that it tests a candidate in a variety of different ways. It examines a potential president’s physical stamina, ability to organize and prioritize, strategic thinking, tactical ability, and gifts of persuasion. Eventually, it will also test a candidate’s ability to handle adversity. Judging by what has transpired this week for Barack Obama and his suddenly faltering campaign, one would think the candidate would have had a bellyfull of untoward occurrences, staff gaffes, bad luck, and perhaps a touch of incompetence on the part of the candidate himself....
  • Let Obama be Obama (Obama harnesses power of Amnesia)

    03/08/2008 12:59:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 806+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/8/08 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Liberal Democrats from the North haven't had much success in recent presidential elections — not Hubert Humphrey, not George McGovern, not Walter Mondale, not Mike Dukakis and not John Kerry. Democratic Southerners — Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — have done quite a bit better. Continues... ============================================================= Obama harnesses power of Amnesia As proof that 'front-runner' Barack Hussein Obama will finally be getting the hard questions from the press, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz cited himself quoting a reporter from ABC News confronting Sen. Xerox recently with this staggering toughie: There's "an attempt by conservatives and Republicans to...
  • Barack Obama's aide suggested renege on Iraq troop pledge

    03/08/2008 3:56:33 AM PST · by indcons · 14 replies · 1,033+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, March 8th 2008 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Samantha Power paid for her "monster" dig by resigning Sunday, but Hillary Clinton's campaign seized on potentially more damaging remarks suggesting Barack Obama might renege on his pledge to pull U.S. troops from Iraq promptly. Even before the Harvard professor and Obama's chief outside foreign policy adviser stepped down, the Clinton camp was gleefully circulating another interview where Power called Obama's 16-month withdrawal plan "the best-case scenario." "[Obama] will, of course, not rely on some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. senator," Power told the BBC in what the Clinton campaign flagged as eyebrow-raising remarks....
  • Defeats puncture the Obama bubble

    03/08/2008 5:44:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 977+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/07/08 | Jonathan Mann
    Defeats puncture the Obama bubble Story Highlights Hillary Clinton halts Barack Obama's run of 11 primaries and caucuses victories Obama still slightly ahead in delegates who will choose Democratic nominee Near-tie may last for weeks or even months of hard and nasty campaigning By CNN's Jonathan Mann (CNN) -- It was a bubble and it burst. The growing American infatuation with Barack Obama had to pop eventually and this week, the cult of personality finally got punctured. Obama's run for the presidency is hardly over, but it's a little deflated. For now, the fun is over and the fight is...
  • Nobody's fault but Obama's

    03/08/2008 4:12:45 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 824+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-03-08 | David Frum
    Is it the responsibility of the government of Canada to assist Democratic presidential candidates in telling lies? Apparently the answer is "yes" -- at least according to the opposition parties in Ottawa. The opposition parties are slamming the Harper government for inadvertently leaking a memo that revealed Barack Obama's anti-NAFTA posture to be a fake. While Obama was trying to win union votes in Ohio by slamming the North American Free Trade Agreement, Obama's top economic advisor was quietly assuring the Canadian government that the candidate's words were just "positioning," not "policy." For Obama, this revelation was deeply damaging. Obama...
  • Rep. King: Al-Qaida would celebrate Obama victory

    03/08/2008 5:32:35 AM PST · by indcons · 42 replies · 1,450+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Congressman Steve King says terrorists would celebrate if Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the presidency. King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein -- a reminder of Iraq's former leader. King, in an interview today with the Daily Reporter in Spencer, said al-Qaida would -- quote -- "be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th." King says terrorists would declare victory in the war on terror because Obama would pull troops...
  • Confronting the Kitchen Sink

    03/08/2008 5:39:39 AM PST · by ricks_place · 8 replies · 574+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | BOB HERBERT
    The high anxiety in the Obama circles has thrown the campaign off its game.Samantha Power, one of Senator Barack Obama’s senior foreign policy advisers, had to quit Friday after she lost her cool in an interview with a Scottish newspaper and called Senator Hillary Clinton a “monster.”The campaign apologized for the flap. But Mr. Obama himself seems unsure of how to respond to the trash-and-thrash tactics that helped Senator Clinton defeat him in Ohio and Texas this week.The anger that caused Ms. Power to blurt out the monster comment is widespread inside the Obama camp. But Senator Obama, for a...
  • Obama Sets Fundraising Record With $55 million

    03/07/2008 3:44:40 PM PST · by jamese777 · 10 replies · 384+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/7/08 | Dan Morgan
    Barack Obama raised $55 million in February, $20 million more than Hillary Rodham Clinton and a record sum for a single month in any presidential campaign, aides to the Democratic candidate said Thursday. Obama's success reflected a sharp resurgence of Democratic fundraising. New numbers showed Republicans lagging behind their rivals and well below their efforts of four years ago. Much of the difference came from the Internet. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, has not disclosed his February sum, though his fundraising has been well behind that of Obama and Clinton. The Federal Election Commission on Thursday disclosed that national...
  • Obama bumber sticker idea

    03/07/2008 4:23:14 PM PST · by PeterFinn · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Self ^ | 7 March 2008 | Peter Finn
    I'd had a neat idea for a bumber sticker or maybe just a nice net graphic for the coming post-convention campaign season. It would be "Obama 2008" and a play on his current bumper sticker. The difference is that the rainbow in the "O" would be replaced with a red circle with the islamic crescent and star. All of the lettering would be red on a white background so it would be inexpensive to produce (red ink on white vinyl). Any graphic artists in the house want to give this a whirl? Also, I'd have posted this in Vanity but...
  • Obama speaks! (Larry Elder's rendition of Obama-Speak...LOL)

    03/05/2008 10:38:29 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 1,524+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 6, 2008 | Larry Elder
    Obama speaks! March 06, 2008 Click link for a hilarious look at what is sure to become known as OBAMA-SPEAK.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine (Surprise!!) endorces Obama (triple bag barf alert!)

    03/05/2008 9:16:15 PM PST · by FUMETTI · 54 replies · 1,038+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON -- Rolling Stone is backing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, the first time the music magazine has endorsed a contender for the White House during the primary. "The reason for the early choice is twofold," the editors explain in the publication's upcoming issue. "Undoing the damage of the disastrous Bush years will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation, and politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part." The magazine has endorsed presidential candidates since 1972, beginning with Democrat George McGovern. Other recent candidates...
  • (Candian)PM's Chief Of Staff Was Obama leak (NAFTA)

    03/05/2008 7:43:28 PM PST · by jveritas · 43 replies · 739+ views
    Candian Press ^ | March 5 2008 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — If the prime minister is seeking the first link in the chain of events that has rocked the U.S. presidential race, he need look no further than his chief of staff, Ian Brodie, The Canadian Press has learned. A candid comment to journalists from CTV News by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most senior political staffer during the hurly-burly of a budget lock-up provided the initial spark in what the American media are now calling NAFTAgate. Harper announced Wednesday that he has asked an internal security team to begin finding the source of a document leak that he characterized...
  • Obama senior advisor blames Bush for Iran's anti-Americanism

    03/05/2008 2:43:40 PM PST · by LSUfan · 41 replies · 574+ views
    Insight ^ | March 4-10 2008 | Rowan Scarborough
    Barack Obama's most senior military adviser says President Bush is to blame for Iran's bad behavior. This assessment provided to Insight from retired Gen. Merrill McPeak provides a glimpse into how an Obama administration would deal with Iran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly has referred to the ultimate destruction of Israel; is pursuing nuclear weapons in the opinion of some national security experts; and his Revolutionary Guard is training Iraqis to kill American military personnel in Iraq. Just last week, Ahmadinejad said of Israel, "The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the...
  • Clinton Hints At Sharing Ticket With Obama

    03/05/2008 5:42:39 AM PST · by jdm · 316 replies · 1,114+ views
    CBS ^ | March 05, 2008 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hinted at the possibility of a democratic "dream ticket" with Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking on the Early Show on CBS, Clinton said "that may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket." Clinton said the race between her and Obama remains "incredibly close," with just "smidgens of difference" between them. Clinton's remarks after her campaign won two big states yesterday: Ohio and Texas. She also won Rhode Island. The wins enabled her campaign to break Obama's 12-state winning streak and pick up...
  • Obama mentioned among documents recovered by Colombia from slain FARC leader Raúl Reyes

    Article has the last "letter" from Reyes to the FARC. Below is the relevant section talking about Obama followed by my translation; "6. Los gringos pedirán cita con el ministro para solicitarle nos comunicara su interés en conversar estos temas. Dicen que el nuevo presidente de su país será Obama y que ellos están interesados en sus compatriotas. Obama no apoyara Plan Colombia ni firma de TLC. Aquí respondimos que nos interesan las relaciones con todos los gobiernos en igualdad de condiciones y que en el caso de Estados Unidos se requiere in pronunciamiento público expresando su interés en conversar...
  • Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up? (More for the Obama Files)

    03/04/2008 8:15:48 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 141+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2008 | Lance Fairchok
    March 04, 2008 Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up? by Lance Fairchok "If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work."- Senator Barack Obama In a televised twelve-second campaign spot aired in Texas, Senator Obama gives a stirring speech to a standing ovation. It is the predictable litany of American faults he will miraculously correct: literacy, expensive prescription drugs and insufficient civil liberties. However, he...
  • Che Guevara Connection in Obama Camp

    03/04/2008 7:22:02 AM PST · by slickeroo · 23 replies · 1,249+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/4/08 | Humberto Fontova
    Che Guevara Connection in Obama Camp Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:01 AM By: Humberto Fontova Those Che Guevara posters recently spotted in Obama's Houston campaign offices were not hung by a young volunteer who dug the cool looking dude's awesome guitar licks for the Smashing Pumpkins, nor by an older one who thought she remembered the groovy guy with the beret "hangin" with Wavy Gravy at Woodstock. The campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel and according to the Lone Star Times, she hung similar banners from her balcony at home. Apparently she's no "low-level" volunteer...
  • Anti-Gun Obama Shooting Himself in the Foot

    03/03/2008 8:13:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 619+ views
    www.HaveGunWillVote.com ^ | 02.25.08 | Bob Owens
    [Barack Obama will have a big problem attracting the blue-collar Democrat voters he needs to win the presidency - they like guns and he wants to take them away.] As she clawed for survival against Barack Obama in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary this past weekend, Hillary Clinton lamely asserted her Second Amendment bona fides over that of her rival by claiming that she once shot a duck in Arkansas. As pathetic a pander as that tale was, it did serve to point out one gaping weakness in the armor of the Illinois senator, a man who must rely on blue-collar white...
  • An Open Letter to Barack Obama

    03/03/2008 10:33:42 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 14 replies · 167+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/4/2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Dear Senator Obama: Our common denomination, the United Church of Christ, has a suddenly serious legal and financial problem with the Internal Revenue Service. You, personally, are the cause of this problem. Candidly? I think you owe it to those of us who are your fellow congregants to help repair the damage that you have done. As you know, on June 23, 2007, you gave a speech to the United Church of Christ's General Synod during our church's 50th anniversary celebration in Hartford, Connecticut. The invitation was extended well before you became a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. You...
  • Obama; No Gun Shops Within Five Miles of Schools; Porn Shops Okay

    03/03/2008 4:55:12 PM PST · by JRochelle · 70 replies · 922+ views
    CampaignSpot ^ | 3/4/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    I'm going to enjoy writing about a general election campaign against Barack Obama. As Corner contributor Dave Kopel and David Bernstein note, Barack Obama proposed a few years ago a federal law against licensed firearms dealers operating within five miles of a school or park. As Kopel notes, "Every town I've ever visited which has more than a few dozen inhabitants has either a school or a park. Hypothesizing that the ban would apply to city parks (e.g., Central Park in New York City) but not to National Parks, pick a geographical region, and describe where a licensed firearms dealer...
  • SMEARED O HAS 'CROSS' WORDS

    03/03/2008 8:45:03 AM PST · by tomnbeverly · 68 replies · 325+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/08 | By GEOFF EARLE
    March 3, 2008 -- TOLEDO, Ohio - Barack Obama yesterday lashed out at political enemies who are spreading false rumors that he's a closet Muslim as he proclaimed, "I pray to Jesus every night." "I am a devout Christian," he told voters in this key state. "I pray to Jesus every night and try to go to church as much as I can."
  • Obama tells Blacks: Shape up [He tells parents to take more responsbility for their kids!]

    03/02/2008 11:16:58 AM PST · by grundle · 104 replies · 915+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 29, 2008 | LYNN SWEET
    Crowd cheers advice to turn off TV, skip Popeyes for breakfast FORT WORTH, Texas -- On the campaign trail, Democratic front-runner Sen. Barack Obama talks about how he would use the bully pulpit if president, and he offered a demonstration Thursday when he drew wild cheers as he told a mostly African-American crowd that parents need to shape up, turn off the TV, help their kids with their homework and stop letting them grow fat eating Popeyes chicken for breakfast. "It's not good enough for you to say to your child, 'Do good in school,' and then when that child...
  • Hagel, Lugar To Serve on Obama Cabinet?

    03/01/2008 9:30:09 PM PST · by Fox_Mulder77 · 61 replies · 1,092+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3-2-2008 | Sarah Baxter
    AS Barack Obama enters the final stages of the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, he is preparing to detach the core voters of John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, with the same ruthless determination with which he has peeled off Hillary Clinton’s supporters. The scene is set for a tussle between the two candidates for the support of some of the sharpest and most independent minds in politics. Obama is hoping to appoint cross-party figures to his cabinet such as Chuck Hagel, the Republican senator for Nebraska and an opponent of the Iraq war, and Richard Lugar, leader of...
  • Obama Channels Defense Secretary Gates

    03/01/2008 5:58:00 PM PST · by jdm · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 01, 2008 | Staff
    Can this man even think for himself? US presidential candidate Barack Obama began sketching his position toward Europe on the campaign trail this week. He said the US needs more support from its NATO allies in Afghanistan and implied Germany should lift its ban on combat operations in the dangerous south. US presidential candidate Barack Obama dropped another hint about his foreign-policy thinking on Thursday, saying European governments had to pull their weight in Afghanistan and not rely so much on the United States to do the “dirty work” against Taliban fighters. Gosh that sounds familiar….oh yeah, because it is....
  • Obama's Truthiness About Farrakhan

    03/01/2008 1:04:53 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 313+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2008 | By Diana West
    Transfixed by the two-candidate "horse race," maybe we didn't focus precisely on what happened in the home stretch of the last Democratic debate when Barack Obama tried to pick and nuance his way through a straight-ahead question from MSNBC's Tim Russert. Q: Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan? The question arose because the longtime racist and anti-Semitic leader of the racist and anti-Semitic Nation of Islam had delivered a two-hour speech devoted mainly to praising Obama's candidacy. Here is Obama's answer: "You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments. I think...
  • Bailing Out Barack (Warning: PhotoGRAPHIC!)

    03/01/2008 1:05:26 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 239+ views
    TownHall ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. Hillary Clinton's aggressiveness rescued him from a serious blunder in last Tuesday's presidential debate at Cleveland, when he hesitated at rejecting a lavish endorsement of him by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan. Continues...================================================================ Warning: PhotoGRAPHIC! I thought Hillary would be easier than Obama to beat, then along came The Photo, which was clearly doctored -- the suicide belt was removed! It shows Obama decked out in Muslim garb during his '06 trip to Kenya to interfere in Kenya's politics. Whip out a red-states/blue-states '04 election map and see how many red states...
  • E-mail smear taxes Obama campaign

    02/29/2008 10:54:25 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 56 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Politico ^ | 1/26/2008 | Ben Smith and Carrie Budoff Brown
    COLUMBIA, S.C. –For over a year, largely out of the media glare, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fighting a determined, low-intensity conflict against the viral e-mail that forwards the myth that Obama is a crypto-Muslim Manchurian candidate. ...The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record. Instead, most observers believe, it's a largely organic expression of a dark place in the American consciousness. And the campaign is aware it is operating in a changed media landscape in which a powerful, false idea can spread deep into the American psyche, almost entirely under...