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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...