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  • Obama in St. Thomas; Rev. Wright in Puerto Rico

    03/27/2008 5:07:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies · 997+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/25/08 | Page Six
    March 25, 2008 -- Barack Obama's inflammatory pastor knows how to relax. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright - who urged his congregation to sing "God Damn America" and opined that the US brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism" - decided not to spend Easter Sunday with his former followers at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side. Instead, the preacher, who retired from his post last month, abandoned his flock for the sunnier climes of Puerto Rico. Our spies caught him lounging in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, where rooms rates start at $399
  • Obama faces questions about religion

    03/26/2008 10:24:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 18 replies · 623+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2008 | John McCormick and Manya A. Brachear
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Before Sen. Barack Obama took the stage here Wednesday, the crowd was led in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. And as the Illinois Democrat ended his speech, he offered a "God bless America." As Obama returned to the campaign trail after a brief respite, news and questions about his controversial former Chicago pastor continued to circulate, while the activities before his appearance seemed to try to reinforce that he is a Christian and a patriot. An audience in Indiana had also been led in prayer on the Saturday after the flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright...
  • Obama's Foreign-Policy Pledge Sparks Criticism From Rivals

    03/26/2008 10:02:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies · 374+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 26, 2008 | JAY SOLOMON
    Barack Obama is drawing fresh fire for pledging to hold direct talks with foreign adversaries, an approach both Hillary Clinton and John McCain say they will hit hard. Critics in the foreign-policy establishment and from rival presidential camps said his idea could undercut pro-Western forces and legitimize leaders whose power the U.S. wants to undermine, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Increasingly, they are presenting his ideas as a radical departure from standard U.S. doctrine. Presidents for decades avoided meeting directly with the leaders of Iran, Cuba and North Korea. "If you look beyond Iraq, the entire diplomatic approach [of Senator...
  • Obama Slams Clinton and McCain

    03/26/2008 9:42:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies · 676+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 26th, 2008 9:03 PM Eastern | Shushannah Walshe
    Barack Obama returned to the trail today after vacationing in the Virgin Islands with his family..., he went after both his Democratic and Republican rivals slamming Hillary Clinton for taking donations from lobbyists and John McCain on his economic policy. -snip- “She said awhile back that she didn’t think that lobbyists aren’t a problem–she said you know they represent real people. Well, they don’t represent you,” Obama said, “When she takes more money from lobbyists and special interests than any candidate including John McCain.... -snip- Obama then attacked McCain on his economic plan saying “he offered not one policy, not...
  • Slated address by Obama's ex-pastor scratched (They blame the police!)

    03/26/2008 6:30:51 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 30 replies · 600+ views
    FR ^ | Mar 26, 2008 | Fredreka Schouten
    In this story from USA Today: Wright's speech in Tampa, FL was just canceled. The church blamed the police for the cancellation. (Please.) Wright is about to receive a "black leadership" award from a church in Houston.
  • Obama for President? Be serious. (Oldie, but a Goodie)

    03/25/2008 12:33:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 921+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | January 17, 2007 | Andy Martin
    In the 1960's I had a lady friend who loved Robert Redford. So, naturally, I got dragged to all of Redford's movies. I saw "The Candidate" several times. In that film, Mr. McKay (Redford), a "community organizer" like Barack Obama, hatches a slogan, "McKay, The Better Way" to run for office. Ironically, Barack "Barry" Obama has now chosen "The Better Way" as his mantra through February 10th. Well. Obama's slogan has about as much substance as the celluloid version popularized by Robert Redford. Obama is entirely a creation of wealthy contributors and powerful, liberal media interests. So what he does...
  • Chris Wallace Offered Political Asylum On Hardball

    03/24/2008 5:51:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 2,155+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I count Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace among the fairest and most incisive interviewers in the business, and hope his tenure at Fox News is a long one. Anyone who can relentlessly cross-exam Mitt Romney on his changed position on abortion the way Wallace did a while back, then turn around and provoke Bill Clinton to near the point of taking a poke at him, is doing his job and playing no favorites. But should Wallace ever wish a change of venue, never fear: MSNBC apparently can find a place for him. Wallace made some news when, appearing on...
  • The Case for an Obama-Clinton Ticket

    03/24/2008 4:47:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | March 24, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    Maybe, just maybe, it’s now worth at least asking whether Hillary Clinton might wind up as the Democratic candidate for vice president. When the chatter about a Democratic “dream ticket” began last year, it was easy to dismiss. Either Clinton or Obama would win a clear victory in the primaries and, after what inevitably would be a contentious campaign, each would want as little to do with the other as possible. Clinton, if she emerged victorious, would instead choose some kind of national security graybeard to her political right, a retired general perhaps, or maybe even a Republican. Likewise, Obama...
  • Slouching Toward Denver: The Democratic death march

    03/24/2008 12:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,476+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 Issue | Noam Scheiber
    When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, in fact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair. Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season dragged on, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all the voting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as a...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Haunting Obama's dreams

    03/23/2008 11:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | March 23, 2008 | Maureen Dowd
    It is a tribute to Hillary Clinton that even though, rationally, political soothsayers think she can no longer win, irrationally, they wonder how she will pull it off. It's impossible to imagine The Terminator, as a former aide calls her, giving up. Unless every circuit is out, she'll regenerate enough to claw her way out of the grave, crawl through the Rezko Memorial Lawn and up Obama's wall, hurl her torso into the house and brutally haunt his dreams. "It's like one of those movies where you think you know the end, but then you watch with your fingers over...
  • Hillary’s Economic Hail Mary (Barf Alert)

    03/23/2008 1:57:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 879+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 20, 2008 | Michael Hirsh
    Hello, Hillary? Hate to wake you, but it's 3 o'clock in the morning, and we have a real crisis. It's your campaign, senator. It's Hail Mary time. You've lost the bid for a revote in Florida and, it seems, in Michigan, which means your prospects for prevailing over Barack Obama in the primary popular vote by June are vanishing fast. The Illinois senator, meanwhile, has just delivered a JFK-like speech on race in America--a savvy move that may well have stanched the hemorrhaging of his campaign over the controversial remarks made by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright. The mood could be...
  • No Dr. Wright, God Bless America

    03/23/2008 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,170+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 23, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    Even though Barack Obama has "moved on" from the messy association that he has recently been forced to explain to man who had been his pastor for 20 years, it is clear - the voters haven't. There are legitimate questions being raised about a relationship that spans a generation and the beliefs of a man who has on multiple dozens of occasions issued some of the most vitriolic, bigoted, racism imaginable in America today. No doubt one of the most infamous video moments recently unearthed was Jeremiah Wright's use of what he cleverly believed to be a cute play on...
  • Obama seems inept at patriot games: Clinton wisely mum as troubles engulf rival

    03/22/2008 9:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,444+ views
    The National Post ^ | March 22, 2008 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON -It is already easy to imagine the Republican attack ads against Barack Obama. They open with video of his wife, Michelle, saying she was proud of America "for the first time in my adult lifetime" because of her husband's presidential candidacy. Cut to the Illinois Senator explaining that he doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin because it is a "substitute for true patriotism." Then flash a clip of Obama explaining that his Caucasian grandmother was a "typical white person" because she uttered racial epithets and was afraid of black people. Finally, the coup de grace, pictures of Obama's...
  • Mark Steyn: So much for the 'post-racial' candidate

    03/22/2008 4:22:37 AM PDT · by Laverne · 158 replies · 3,542+ views
    OC Register ^ | 22 March 08 | MARK STEYN
    "I'm sure," said Barack Obama in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound, "many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed." Well, yes. But not many of us have heard remarks from our pastors, priests or rabbis that are stark, staring, out-of-his-tree, flown-the-coop nuts. ...snip... It is Barack Obama's choice to entrust his daughters to the spiritual care of such a man for their entire lives, but in Philadelphia the senator attempted to universalize his peculiar judgment – to claim...
  • My Whiteness Versus My Wrightness

    03/21/2008 10:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,692+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 21, 2008 | Lee Culpepper
    Watching the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright gesticulate like a horny peacock and spew out ignorance, hatred, and bitterness towards America truly inspired my religious faith. Once Wright pointed out that he was “still in Bible country,” I began to “love the hell out of” rich, white people just as much as Wright does. How could so many people not understand that white people have caused all the world’s problems? As Wright pointed out to his congregation, the Bible says it’s so. I’m not sure what verse actually says that, but I’m now betting that rich, white people are responsible for my...
  • A Disaster Brewing For The Democrats? (DNC Convention in Denver)

    03/21/2008 9:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 3,334+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | March 21, 2008 | John Kavanagh
    In Denver. Denver is not equipped to handle any convention scenario other than a coronation, and certainly not the most (potentially) contentious national convention in 40 years. It is important to point out that the state of Colorado, and the city of Denver, is currently nearly completely controlled by Democrats at every level of government. This puts these locals in a box, politically and from a law enforcement standpoint. This sets up a scenario similar to Seattle 1999 WTO debacle. I happened to be living in downtown Seattle during that awful experience, and what stands out is that the city...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Provocative ideas at core of [Obama's] church

    03/21/2008 5:58:22 AM PDT · by southernnorthcarolina · 25 replies · 586+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers via Charlotte Observer ^ | March 21, 2008 | Margaret Talev
    Chicago's Trinity United tied to founder of black liberation theology WASHINGTON --Jesus is black. Merging Marxism with Christian Gospel may show the way to a better tomorrow. The white church in America is the Antichrist because it supported slavery and segregation. Those are some of the more provocative doctrines that animate the theology at the core of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama's church.
  • Why Obama failed in Philadelphia (Must Read)

    03/21/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Mr. Obama’s Philadelphia speech, in spite of its eloquent passages expressing his hope for better racial relations in America, is a mastery example of literary subterfuge, the broadening of the scenery whereby an object of inquiry becomes blurred and lost in the background, or more bluntly, the escaping of a slippery fish from a pond into a lake to hide in a wider expanse of water. His speech is essentially a sophisticated lawyerly defense of Rev Wright’s sin on the basis of self-defense. While Mr. Obama’s understanding on the root causes of America’s racial problems is quite apt, he attempts...
  • Obama's minister's remarks won't fade

    03/20/2008 8:37:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 942+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 20, 2008 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON - Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides do not mention Barack Obama's fiery-tongued spiritual mentor, don't expect the Illinois senator's well-publicized speech Tuesday to make the controversy disappear, political strategists said this week. Reporters, talk-show hosts and others will keep asking about Obama's close and long-standing relationship to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose most bombastic comments came to dominate the Democratic presidential contest recently, the strategists predicted in interviews. In video clips playing on Internet sites, Wright can be heard arguing that HIV-AIDS was a U.S. government plot to wipe out "people of color," and that God...
  • Dining Dirty (Jeremiah Wright met with President Clinton)

    03/20/2008 8:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Holy Coast ^ | March 21, 2008 | Rick Moore
    An interesting photo has surfaced (h/t Drudge): That's the Rev. Jeremiah Wright grippin' and grinnin' with President Bill Clinton on September 11th, 1998, at a meeting of various clerics where Clinton gave his "I have sinned" speech following the Lewinsky affair. I guess Rev. Wright didn't consider an invitation to the White House as "being treated the same way Clinton treated Lewinsky", to quote the good Reverend. The same day this photo popped up, the story leaked out that the Clintons are shopping the Rev. Wright controversy around to superdelegates in the hopes of getting them to abandon Obama While...
  • Worsening polls reveal Obama's pastor problem

    03/20/2008 12:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 1,975+ views
    AFP/Yahoo! News ^ | March 20, 2008 | Jitendra Joshi
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrat Barack Obama suffered in the polls Thursday after a much-acclaimed speech on race that, pundits said, had failed to defuse voters' anger over rage-filled sermons by his former pastor. Waging an acrimonious battle against Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' White House nomination, Obama confessed to being bruised by the controversy surrounding his longtime Chicago preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. "In some ways this controversy has actually shaken me up a little bit and gotten me back into remembering that, you know, the odds of me getting elected have always been lower than some of the other conventional...
  • Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth (Hurl Alert)

    03/20/2008 12:17:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,158+ views
    Lip ^ | March 18, 2008 | Tim Wise
    For most white folks, indignation just doesn't wear well. Once affected or conjured up, it reminds one of a pudgy man, wearing a tie that may well have fit him when he was fifty pounds lighter, but which now cuts off somewhere above his navel and makes him look like an idiot. Indignation doesn't work for most whites, because having remained sanguine about, silent during, indeed often supportive of so much injustice over the years in this country--the theft of native land and genocide of indigenous persons, and the enslavement of Africans being only two of the best examples--we are...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama's selective silence on his racist pastor, Jeremiah Wright

    03/19/2008 5:36:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 832+ views
    The National Post ^ | March 19, 2008 | Barbara Kay
    There was a time when patriotism and an outsize love of country was a given in anyone running for president of the United States. Not any more. Barack Obama and his wife have demonstrated that being black means never having to say you’re sorry about your — or your fellow blacks’ — conditional love for America. At two Wisconsin rallies last month, Michelle Obama declared, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” For such transparent civic disdain, a white candidate’s wife would have been made to crawl over broken glass to beg forgiveness,...
  • Mika Bemoans Blue-Collar Whites Who 'Can't Hear' Obama's Message

    03/19/2008 11:06:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies · 1,972+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's a new entry next to Mika Brzezinski's name in the annals of MSM elitism. The Morning Joe panelist today lamented blue-collar whites who "can't hear" the message Barack Obama propounded. Poor benighted souls. Joe Scarborough called Mika on it. Brzezinski's comment came in response to Scarborough's exposition of why he didn't think Obama's speech would work with many blue-collar whites. View video here.
  • Convince critics OR reassure supporters and fellow-travelers? (Obama's Speech)

    03/19/2008 10:29:17 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 20 replies · 741+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Obama's Speech by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Did Senator Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be President of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright? The polls and the primaries will answer that question. The great unasked question for Senator Obama is the question that was asked about President Nixon during the Watergate scandal; What did he know and when did he know it? Although Senator Obama would now have us believe that he is shocked, shocked, at what Jeremiah Wright said,...
  • Just Say No to Bigotry <Vanity>

    03/19/2008 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 8 replies · 477+ views
  • Revving A Wrong Spin (Barack Obama says "Everybody Under The Bus!")

    03/19/2008 2:54:22 AM PDT · by suspects · 66 replies · 3,007+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 19, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Forget the Straight Talk Express. Barack Obama’s campaign has the biggest bus in this presidential campaign and yesterday he threw everybody under it. Even his grandmother. As a former speechwriter myself, I was looking forward to Obama’s remarks yesterday because I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how anyone could talk themselves out of Obama’s predicament. How does Obama - the Kumbaya Candidate - explain his 20 years at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s black power church? How does a uniter spend every Sunday in the pews where anti-white, anti-Semitic and anti-American conspiracies and kookery are preached on a...
  • Before Wright Firestorm, Obama Called for Imus Firing

    03/18/2008 10:24:52 PM PDT · by swampdweller · 31 replies · 1,770+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/18/08
    Barack Obama had been a presidential candidate for more than a year before he outright repudiated his long-time pastor for racially charged, anti-U.S. sermons. But when talk show host Don Imus was in hot water 11 months ago for racially insensitive comments, Obama was the first candidate to call for his firing. When asked about the different responses to his pastor and to Imus, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor questioned the premise of the comparison and defended Obama’s response in each case. “He spoke out both times, so it’s entirely consistent,” he told FOXNews.com Tuesday. Obama — who in a major...
  • The End for Obama?

    03/18/2008 9:57:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 50 replies · 2,019+ views
    GOPublius.com ^ | March 18, 2008 | GOPublius.com
    Bill Clinton, once hailed as America’s “first black president,” has been disavowed by a once adoring black community. Geraldine Ferraro has been accused of being a secret racist. Oprah Winfrey is labeled a feminist sell-out. The major campaigns eagerly pander to racial and socioeconomic groups, and try different combinations of divide and conquer strategies. Black Americans are for Obama, and overwhelmingly admit that it’s a vote based on race, women are for Clinton and overwhelmingly admit that it’s a vote on gender. The two campaigns eagerly fight to curry favor with Hispanics. The wealthy are targeted for income redistribution, the...
  • Racists Endorse Obama on Candidate's Website

    03/18/2008 7:53:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 4,307+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | March 18, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    Just as Sen. Barack Obama sought to distance himself from controversial racial remarks made by his pastor, an anti-American government, anti-white and virally anti-Semitic black supremacist party has endorsed the presidential candidate on Obama's own website. "Obama will stir the 'Melting Pot' into a better 'Molten America,'" states an endorsement from the New Black Panther Party, or NBPP, which is a registered team member and blogger on Obama's "MyObama" campaign website. The NBPP is a controversial black extremist party whose leaders are notorious for their racist statements and for leading anti-white activism. Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP national chairman, who has...
  • Focus Group Shows Racial Split Obama Addressed (VIDEO & LIVE GRAPH OF MIXED VIEWER REACTION )

    03/18/2008 8:10:16 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 18 replies · 1,551+ views
    THE SWAMP ^ | 9:14 PM March 18, 2008 | by Frank James
    AFRICAN AMERICANS, INDEPENDENTS, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS COMPLETELY AGREE, COMPLETELY DISAGREE... Looking at the reaction of a MediaCurves focus group of 709 viewers to Sen. Barack Obama's race speech in which he took on the issue of his controversial pastor, Rev. Jeremiah C. Wright, it's once again interesting to see the racial divide in how the speech was received. It's the same racial split Obama so deftly described in his speech. Blacks who took part of the survey had higher levels of agreement with Obama than non-blacks. And Democrats had more favorable impressions of the snippets of the speech they were shown...
  • Obama's Speech: What did he know and when did he know it?

    03/18/2008 8:59:13 PM PDT · by Nony · 32 replies · 1,100+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | March 19, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Did Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be President of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright? The polls and the primaries will answer that question.
  • The Barack Obama Double Standard

    03/18/2008 9:46:22 PM PDT · by Main Street · 27 replies · 1,440+ views
    gopusa ^ | March 17, 2008 | Doug Patton
    Imagine in 1999, that a videotape had come to light showing the pastor of Texas Gov. George W. Bush's church making vicious, hateful comments about America and cruel, racist statements about Americans of color. Suppose this preacher had given a lifetime achievement award to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, and had traveled to Europe with Duke to meet with neo-Nazi terrorists. Now try to envision that the candidate's family had attended this church for more than twenty years, that George and Laura Bush had been married there, by this pastor, and that the Bush daughters had been baptized...
  • Obama Merely Changes The Subject (in his speech about Rev. Wright)

    03/18/2008 9:01:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 1,246+ views
    Election '08: Rather than break ties with his demagogic, anti-American pastor, Barack Obama used a speech on race to excuse his behavior and sweep the controversy under the rug. Passing the buck is not very presidential. Speaking in Philadelphia, steps away from where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were enacted, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president delivered an address that used the words "race" or "races" 11 times, "racial" or "racially" 15 times, and "racism" or "racist" six times. But Obama's recent troubles, which this much-hyped speech was supposed to put past him, are not about...
  • Say Goodbye to the Glowbama Mystique

    03/18/2008 9:10:59 PM PDT · by Nony · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | March 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Barack Obama—the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah—has lost his glow. That is the takeaway from the beleaguered Democratic presidential candidate’s “major” speech in Philadelphia yesterday.
  • O'Reilly: Media Burying Obama Pastor Story

    03/18/2008 9:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2,219+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 18, 2008 | Philip V. Brennan
    It is a major scandal that threatens to derail Barack Obama's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but the mainstream media is treating it as a minor political scuffle, says Fox's Bill O'Reilly. In his talking points memo Monday night, O'Reilly played tapes of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright's (Obama's former pastor's) rants against the United States and then said that all clear-thinking Americans including Sen. Obama are appalled by what he called "those hateful words." Noting that Obama said that the picture being painted of Wright is not accurate, O'Reilly wanted to know what about it was inaccurate and...
  • Messianic Glow Of Obama Halo Has Gone Dim (Michelle Malkin alert)

    03/18/2008 9:22:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 2,478+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Barack Obama — the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah — has lost his glow. That is the take-away from the beleaguered Democratic presidential candidate's "major" speech in Philadelphia yesterday. For all of his supposedly unique and transcendent understanding of race in America, Obama's talk amounted to the same old, same old. The Glowbama mystique has gone the way of the Emperor's clothes. Instead of accountability, we got excuses. Instead of disavowal of demagoguery, we got whacked with the moral equivalence card. Instead of rejecting the Blame America mantra of left-wing black nationalism, we got more Blame Whitey. Same old, same...
  • The Obama Lovefest Back On

    03/18/2008 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies · 1,280+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-08 | Curt
    Well, we knew the liberal MSM would come out in favor of their chosen one, and they didn't disappoint: There are moments — increasingly rare in risk-abhorrent modern campaigns — when politicians are called upon to bare their fundamental beliefs. In the best of these moments, the speaker does not just salve the current political wound, but also illuminates larger, troubling issues that the nation is wrestling with. Inaugural addresses by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt come to mind, as does John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religion, with its enduring vision of the separation between church and state....
  • Mr. Obama’s Profile in Courage (The New York Times aka Monica)

    03/18/2008 8:36:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 1,756+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2008
    There are moments — increasingly rare in risk-abhorrent modern campaigns — when politicians are called upon to bare their fundamental beliefs. In the best of these moments, the speaker does not just salve the current political wound, but also illuminates larger, troubling issues that the nation is wrestling with. Inaugural addresses by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt come to mind, as does John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religion, with its enduring vision of the separation between church and state. Senator Barack Obama, who has not faced such tests of character this year, faced one on Tuesday. It is...
  • Obama Fails, And Admits Indirectly To Not Being Honest

    03/18/2008 12:35:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 476+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | March 18, 2008
    Obama’s speech is out at Drudge and reading it I find it lacking. Maybe in person it was not so bad, but most of us won’t be listening to it or seeing it. Most of will have to simply read it. The first problem is the history lesson on this great and imperfect nation. Obama comes of sounding like he is the only one on a journey to perfect the union, to move beyond the divisions and hate: "This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign – to continue the long march of...
  • It's over. Obama is the nominee.

    03/18/2008 11:48:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 170 replies · 6,443+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 18, 2008 | Chris Reed
    It was extremely unlikely that Hillary Clinton was going to overcome Barack Obama's lead in delegates, states and total votes and take the Democratic nomination, but Obama's speech this morning -- graceful, thoughtful, nuanced, sweeping, challenging, unprecedented -- pretty much wiped out any chance at all. It was a speech Hillary could never have given -- really, few U.S. politicians ever could have given. I write this not just because I think this will dampen the Rev. Wright controversy. I write this because Obama did an extraordinary job of presenting himself as the candidate of "the better angels of our...
  • Obama urges Americans to help heal racial divide

    03/18/2008 11:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 2,351+ views
    CNN ^ | March 18, 2008 | Suzanne Malveaux, Mike Roselli and Rebecca Sinderbrand
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama in a speech Tuesday addressed the controversy surrounding his former minister, using it as an opportunity to challenge Americans to take a closer look at race relations. Speaking to supporters at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center, the Democratic presidential candidate said he rejected racially charged comments made by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but he tried to explain the root of those remarks. Wright formerly preached at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the senator from Illinois worships. Some of Wright's old sermons came under fire after an ABC News report last week,...
  • Obama Rises to the Occasion on Race and the Race (barf alert)

    03/18/2008 9:58:13 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 85 replies · 2,524+ views
    Time ^ | March 18, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Obama blows away the chattering class with Philadelphia speech. Delivers historic remarks on race in address that was wide-ranging, personal, and (at times) passionate. One key topic: his relationship with the Rev. Wright. Click above to watch excerpt. Widespread praise from anchors/pundits/reporters for sweeping remarks drawing on American history and his own biracial upbringing to explain struggle of race in the country. Suggests his campaign can help unify a long-divided nation. Now: what do real people, superdelegates, and talk radio show hosts think? On racial struggles: “This is where we are right now. It’s a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck...
  • REV.'S RANTS SHAKE VOTERS' OBAMA FAITH

    03/18/2008 7:38:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 92 replies · 1,918+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | March 18, 2008 -- | CARL CAMPANILE
    More than half of voters are less likely to support Barack Obama for president after hearing the anti-American rants of his longtime Chicago pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a shocking poll revealed yesterday. The Rasmussen Reports survey found that Wright's controversial comments made 56 percent of voters, including 44 percent of Democrats, less inclined to vote for Obama. Two-thirds of the 1,200 people polled said they knew of Wright's statements, which have been broadcast repeatedly on media outlets over the past several days. And 73 percent of voters, including 58 percent of black voters, called Wright's comments racially divisive. In...
  • LIVE THREAD - Under Pressure, Obama Prepares for Race and Unity Speech

    03/18/2008 6:12:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,472 replies · 48,455+ views
    Fox News ^ | 18 March 2008
    Barack Obama is preparing to deliver a major address Tuesday on race, politics and unifying the country after being hounded by questions about his relationship to a pastor whose sermons have been laced with anti-American invective. In a speech whose religious significance could compare to one given in December by former GOP presidential hopeful and Mormon Mitt Romney, Obama may be forced to explain the philosophy of the 8,000-strong Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the Democratic presidential candidate has been a congregant for 20 years. In announcing the morning address, to be delivered in Philadelphia, Obama would...
  • OBAMA ON THE COVER OF REVEREND WRIGHT'S TRUMPET MAGAZINE

    03/18/2008 1:56:56 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 135 replies · 8,180+ views
    Trumpet Magazine ^ | for years | REVEREND WRIGHT
    OBAMA WAS ON THE COVER OF REVEREND WRIGHT'S TRUMPET MAGAZINE (THREE TIMES) http://www.trumpetmag.com/pdf/mediakit_sept07/MediaKit2008High.pdf
  • Clinton Remarks About Obama are Troubling

    03/17/2008 10:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,765+ views
    Black Voice News ^ | March 17, 2008 | Hardy Brown
    I have been troubled by Former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton's "presumptuous" offer to Senator Barack Obama to serve as vice-president during her presidency. Her assumption is that she would be more electable by the public at large and become the nation's first female president. While we would be ecstatic to have Barack as vice president, all of this is totally ignoring the fact that he is clearly the Democratic frontrunner in the race. After listening to the Clintons, I had a chance to talk to my dear friend Rev. Art Forbes when he came by the office to...