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  • Obama Supporter Interviews Her 2008 Self

    07/25/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/25/12 | WeAreTheRPA
    Just like that viral video where the guy interviews his 12-year-old self. But with Obama. And sadness. And regret. --- Lots of regret Video at the link
  • The Obama Effect: Close Encounters of the Agitprop Kind

    07/13/2012 7:04:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2012 | Ed Driscoll
    ne of the creepiest aspects of Barack Obama’s run in 2008 was its cult-like atmosphere. While campaigning, the rhetoric of this tyro Cook County machine hack was something akin to a New Age tent-show preacher calling for the eschaton to be immanentized and souls to be re-engineered, Soviet-style, with quotes such as this: We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.* * * * *I am going to try to be so persuasive in the 20 minutes or so that I speak that by the time this is...
  • Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

    05/08/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    google.com ^ | 5/8/12 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
  • Islamist Who Threatened South Park Creators Was Obama Campaign Worker

    05/22/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Rightnetwork ^ | 5/21/2011 | Jim Hoft
    The radicalized knucklehead convicted of threatening the lives of the South Park creators signed up as a volunteer for Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, but by the time Election Day arrived he had concluded it would be a violation of Islamic law to vote in the U.S. election, according to court records. Wannabe jihadi Zachary Chesser, 21, was sentenced earlier this year to 25 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to making the South Park threats as well as providing material support to terrorists (in this case the Somali guerilla group Al-Shabaab). Chesser, pictured in the mug shot...
  • Obama's Likability Gap

    04/21/2011 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011. | Daniel Henninger
    If it is true, as Michelle Obama said in February, that her husband isn't smoking anymore, maybe he'd better start mellowing out with the cigs again before it costs him the presidency. The Barack Obama we've been seeing lately is a different personality than the one that made a miracle run to the White House in 2008. Obama.2008 was engaging, patient, open, optimistic and a self-identified conciliator. Obama.2011 has been something elsetesty, petulant, impatient, arrogant and increasingly a divider. Never forget: That historic 2008 victory came with 52.9% of the total vote and 52% of independent voters. David Axelrod recently...
  • FEC Investigators Digging Into Obama's 2008 Campaign

    04/17/2011 12:02:07 PM PDT · by GregNH · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/16/2011 | Unknown
    arack Obama raised a record-shattering $750 million on his way to winning the 2008 presidential election. But that stunning flood of cash has triggered an investigation by the Federal Election Commission, which is taking a detailed look at the campaign's records and transactions. According to Roll Call, the audit of Obama's financial records began Barack Obama, Federal Election Commission, Investigation, 2008 Presidential Electiontwo years ago. It was not required by law, since the Obama campaign did not accept federal matching funds and funded itself entirely with private donations. But allegations of improper contributions, coupled with the FEC's suspicions of certain...
  • City tries again for reimbursement from Obama campaign

    03/12/2011 8:42:25 AM PST · by SPI-Man · 14 replies
    The State Journal Register ^ | 03/12/2011 | SPI-man
    Dear President Barack Obama: Please pay up. Springfield Mayor Frank Edwards this week sent a letter asking the president to help see that the city is reimbursed for the expense associated with hosting Obamas presidential campaign stop in Springfield in the fall of 2008.
  • Candidate Barack Obama on Video: A Spending Freeze is a Hatchet, We Need A Scalpel

    01/26/2010 5:34:16 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 268+ views
    The Lid/You Tube ^ | 1/26/10 | The Lid
    The word is that during his State of the Union Address the POTUS will announce a three year spending free on non essential discretionary spending (about 25 billion in savings out of a trillion dollar plus budget/a year). It brings up the question, if he is so gung-ho about freezing spending why did he wait a whole year to do it? Forget about freezing, why did he increase spending by so much? Another question is why did he fight against a freeze so hard? The video below shows the POTUS attacking John McCain during the campaign over, and over regarding...
  • Poll: 89% Say Media Helped Elect, Promote Obama

    09/24/2009 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,949+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | Dan Weil
    Its not just conservatives who accuse the media of showing a liberal bias. A new survey from the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute shows that 89.3 percent of Americans believe the national media played a sizable role in helping to elect President Obama. And 69.9 percent of respondents view the national news media as intent on promoting the Obama presidency, while 26.5 percent disagreed, and 3.6 percent were unsure. More than half of those surveyed, 56.4 percent, said the news media are promoting Obamas healthcare reform without objective criticism. Another 39.3 percent disagreed, and 4.3 percent were unsure. A majority,...
  • Undercover Video Captures ACORN Worker Describing How She Killed Husband

    09/15/2009 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies · 3,230+ views
    Veritas Visuals ^ | Sept. 15, 2009
    "I in my life have been abused, also. I mean just with an ex‑husband, a husband, you know, that just beat the hell out of me, you know, a few times and then, you know, I killed him."
  • Will Any Freepers Be Protesting At Inauguration

    12/19/2008 8:21:52 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 44 replies · 1,087+ views
    If any Freepers are thinking of staging a protest at the inauguration could you email me at elfegobaca@comcast.net Thanks
  • Obama Birth Certificate Protest at SCOTUS

    12/05/2008 10:18:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 247 replies · 9,576+ views
    DCist ^ | 12-5-08
    Four days ago, Roger Bredow uploaded a video to YouTube beseeching like-minded people to come to Washington, D.C. and stand with him outside the Supreme Court. "[Barack] Obama was born a dual citizen," Bredow said, "British, and a citizen of the United States, at birth." This, said Bredow, meant that the president-elect could never take the oath of office. And on Friday, the Supreme Court would read Donofrio v. Wells, a suit brought by a New Jersey poker player against his state elections officer, which laid out the charges in the hopes of nullifying the election. Today at 8 a.m.,...
  • Voters Don't Know Obama

    11/21/2008 4:42:44 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 17 replies · 919+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/20/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A Zogby poll shows that they didn't vote for Obama because they knew about him. They did know negative things about McCain/Palin. http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20203826&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
  • Mainstream Media Need Rehab For Liberal Overdose

    11/14/2008 4:33:55 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 329+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/13/2008 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Three cheers Hip Hip Hooray for writer, journalist, and Freeper Michael P. Tremoglie. According to this article in Human Events, he is the only one that stood up for the truth when the liberal MSM was trying to smear the McCain campaign in Philly last week. We need more leaders like him (well he isn't a leader, you get the idea though). http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29479&page=2#c1
  • For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All

    11/13/2008 5:37:43 AM PST · by Cboldt · 41 replies · 1,170+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 12, 2008 | Jackie Calmes
    A seven-page questionnaire being sent by the office of President-elect Barack Obama to those seeking cabinet and other high-ranking posts may be the most extensive - some say invasive - application ever.
  • (Vanity) A Brief Comment on the Election

    11/04/2008 10:23:12 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies · 1,896+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-05-2008 | grey_whiskers
    Well, the election has come and gone like a shot, apparently. After the interminable round of primaries, Operation Chaos, PUMAs, the conventions, Sarah-cuda, and all the rest. In one night Obama and Biden have won. This means we have a troika: Reid, Obama, Pelosi. The "rulers of peace" (ROP). But this also means, they can no longer blame Bush and the evil Republicans for anything that goes wrong. This includes: the economy the Middle East taxes tainted food from China immigration crime unemployment gas prices Let us never lose an opportunity to loudly proclaim: "OBAMA'S FAULT!" Secondly, can we now...
  • McCain may rue attacks 'rest of his life'

    10/14/2008 4:04:25 AM PDT · by Bluebird Singing · 56 replies · 1,607+ views
    Politico ^ | October 13, 2008 | Andy Barr
    Sen. Joe Biden said Monday that the tenor of the presidential campaign has gone over the edge and that if John McCain continues to push some lines of attack against Barack Obama he may regret it for the rest of his life.
  • (Vanity) Annotated Tolkien and the Election Cycle

    10/12/2008 3:12:59 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 881+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-12-2008 | grey_whiskers
    But you, John Sidney, Lord of the Mark of Republican, are declared by your noble devices, and still more by the fair countenance of the House of McCain. O worthy son of John the Thrice-renowned Admiral! Why have you not come before, and as a friend? Much have I desired to see you, mightiest Senator of western lands, and especially in these latter years, to save you from the unwise and evil counsels that beset you! Is it yet too late? Despite the injuries that have been done to me, in which the men of Bush, alas! have has...
  • Planet Obama: What would happen if the entire world could vote in our election? One guess

    10/08/2008 8:21:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | Mark Morford,
    The entire world is, apparently, full of whiny no-good commie liberals. It's true. This is the only logical conclusion, the only way you can possibly parse the piles of (largely unscientific, but still pretty damn convincing) numbers and data and full-blown emotional consciousness now pouring in from all over the world, pumping our little presidential election full of all sorts of cosmic meaning and profundity and oh-my-God-can-it-be-true. Check that: Maybe it's not the only way to parse it. But if you're a hard-core McCainite and/or are under some sort of unfortunate, chemically-induced delusion that Sarah Palin is just exactly the...
  • Global Electoral College

    10/08/2008 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 27 replies · 675+ views
    Economist.com ^ | 10/8/08 | NA
    Who do you want as the next president of the United States? View the results table below to see how the world is voting. The results can be organised by region and re-ordered by clicking on the column headings. Return to the world map to cast your vote.
  • 4 Weathermen terrorists declare support for Obama

    10/02/2008 6:57:05 AM PDT · by hope · 41 replies · 1,173+ views
    WND ^ | 10-2-08 | Aaron Klein
    Call for 'grassroots effort' to help boost campaign The names of four former top leaders of the Weathermen terrorist organization are listed as signatories on an online petition calling for an "independent grassroots effort" to help strengthen Sen. Barack Obama's campaign.
  • Evolving Obama now supports $2 billion more for NASA

    08/18/2008 6:49:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 38 replies · 196+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 08/18/08 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's position on space exploration continued to evolve Sunday as the Illinois Democrat endorsed a congressional plan to add $2 billion to NASA's budget and agreed to back at least one more space shuttle mission.
  • Reporters found Edwards' affair tough to prove

    08/08/2008 7:57:28 PM PDT · by jerod · 68 replies · 159+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9:04 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2008 | The Associated Press
    AP's approach: 'Better to get it right even if we couldn't get it first' WASHINGTON - Reporters don't like being beaten on a major political story, especially by a supermarket tabloid. And being beaten up over not reporting one is even less appealing. But a sexual affair can have just two people who know the truth. Without witnesses, documents, photographs or some form of irrefutable evidence pointing to the truth, news organizations will not endanger their own integrity. That made it difficult to prove and to print the rumors that John Edwards had cheated on his seriously ill...
  • City Vehicles Painted with Anti-Obama Sayings

    06/29/2008 8:18:32 AM PDT · by beericus · 55 replies · 579+ views
    WOFL FOX 35, Orlando ^ | Sunday, 29 Jun 2008, 12:00 AM EDT | WOFL FOX 35, Orlando
    <p>ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- The Orlando Police Department found dozens of city owned vehicles vandalized Saturday.</p> <p>The vandal or vandals appear to have political intentions; most of the vehicles were spray painted with anti Obama sayings, with Obama misspelled several times. Some of their vehicles had their gas caps removed.</p>
  • George W Bush may have been a blessing in disgise

    06/17/2008 1:25:54 PM PDT · by sometimes · 191 replies · 459+ views
    Bush may have done a service to us all. The eight years gave us lay offs and unemployment not seen since the great depresion, wars and attrocities commited in the name of advancing american multi corporate agenda and white Christianity, we saw the rich get richer and the poor become even more poor, we heard slogans such as jobless recovery, strategery, modern economy, trickledown effect Ad nauseum. The values of Bush are the values of the capitalist system, another word for fascism. the eight years of Bush proves capitalism is a failed system. We see more debt, unemployment and 100...
  • Clinton to Endorse Obama on Friday

    06/04/2008 5:23:05 PM PDT · by abb · 78 replies · 136+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL LUO
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clintons aides said she would express her support for Senator Obama and party unity at an event in Washington that day. One adviser said that Mrs. Clinton would concede defeat, congratulate Mr. Obama and proclaim him the partys nominee, while pledging to do what was needed to assure his victory. Her decision came...
  • Obama's YouTube Defense Talk 'Bizarre,' Analyst Says

    06/04/2008 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 447+ views
    Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) ^ | March 4, 2008 | Evan Moore
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is facing renewed criticism regarding his national security policies as he continues his campaign for his party's presidential nomination. In a YouTube video Obama made for a liberal pacifist organization last year, the senator called for major cuts in defense spending, slowing the development of future combat systems, and cutting investments in America's ballistic missile defense program. Some conservatives have expressed surprise at the degree of Obama's proposals on the video, and this past weekend, Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) campaign released an ad criticizing Obama's alleged national security inexperience and trumpeting her as the...
  • Obama: Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel (Obama says anything to get elected)

    06/04/2008 8:47:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 39 replies · 484+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/4/2008 | staff
    "Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel," Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in his first speech to a major organization after beating his rival Hillary Clinton and securing his candidacy for US president, Wednesday. Obama said the United States will remain as staunch an ally of Israel as it has been in the past, and said that Israel should have the same status as states which are full members of NATO in terms of military budget allocations.
  • Caption-o-rama: B Hussein Obama's big day

    06/04/2008 4:49:35 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 38 replies · 58+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/3/08 | staff
    "The force is with Obama, 'Star Wars' creator says""...Barack Obama poses for a picture with unionized workers...""In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., and his daughter Sasha ride bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Shortly after a poll put Obama at the head of the pack in Iowa, he got his first taste of the front-runner's curse: each candidate was asked during the Drake University debate whether Obama was ready to be president. Obama joked that riding the bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair had prepared him...
  • Obama makes history; Clinton refuses to concede Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 10:02:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies · 131+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | June 3, 2008
    20 minutes ago WASHINGTON Barack Obama became the first black presidential nominee in U.S. history on Tuesday, declaring victory over Hillary Clinton and lifting the curtain on an epic struggle for the White House against Republican John McCain. Clinton, credited by Obama as an inspiration to millions, refused to concede defeat and sparked a buzz early in the day about the possibility of a dream team by saying she's open to joining the ticket as his running mate. "Tonight, we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another," Obama told nearly 20,000 cheering supporters in...
  • Obama on Whites and Muslims

    06/03/2008 9:23:56 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 34 replies · 211+ views
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 6/4/08 | Caroline Glick
    Senator Barack Obama is now the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America. This seems like a good time to consider who this man is. Here are some quotes from his autobiographies Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope that might help Americans and the rest of the world get a sense of this man who is one general election away from the Oval Office. Before you read them consider that Henry Kissinger once remarked that presidents come into office and leave office the the same men. The job is too demanding to permit opportunities...
  • This, Senator, Is Too Much: Olbermann Rants on Clintons RFK Remarks

    05/24/2008 7:11:43 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 104 replies · 167+ views
    Breitbart. TV ^ | May 24,2008
    "Clinton you invoke a Nightmare. You actually used the word 'assassination' in the middle of a campaign with a loud undertone of racial hatred - and gender hatred - and political hatred." Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • Barack Obama: Communist?

    05/09/2008 7:23:48 AM PDT · by freespirited · 91 replies · 552+ views
    Plum Bob Blog ^ | 2/27/08 | Plum Bob
    A Communist??? What is this, 1953? Are we the Un-American Activities Committee? First he was a Muslim, now hes a Communist? I know, I know, but please, bear with me I just naturally tend toward extremes, so I deliberately temper myself when I see something that strikes me as alarming. Consequently, I didnt say a word when Hot Air posted the picture from a Fox News broadcast that showed one of Barack Obamas campaign offices with a Cuban flag on the wall, with a stenciled image of revolutionary murderer Che` Guevara on it. Remember this? I just figured that office...
  • Bulletins at Obama's Church Carry Their Own Controversy

    05/09/2008 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 156+ views
    Bulletins at Obama's Church Carry Their Own Controversy By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 09, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) recently said his relationship with his long-time pastor and friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright "changed" after what Obama called the clergyman's "divisive and destructive" remarks at the National Press Club. Later, however, Obama stressed his loyalty to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he has been a member for many years. Articles published in the Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin in 2007 carried controversial comments written by people other than Jeremiah Wright. Those comments...
  • Gary Mayor Predicts Possible Indiana Shocker

    05/06/2008 8:08:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 260 replies · 443+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5-6-08 | Alec MacGillis
    As the fate of a nailbiter Indiana primary -- and possibly the course of the Democratic race -- hung on his city, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said that his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton. "Let me tell you, when all the votes are counted, when Gary comes in, I think you're looking at something for the word to see," Clay,...
  • Obama's Buddy Bill Ayers Stomping The American Flag (Picture Of Ayers Stomping The US Flag Surfaces

    05/06/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2008 | John Stephenson
    There is a huge blogswarm going on about this photo, from Chicago Magazine, of Obama's unrepentant terrorist associate, Bill Ayers stomping on the American flag. The photo was taken in 2001, the same time Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Ayers. This was also the same time that Ayers donated to Obama's campaign. ... many political bloggers are saying it is long past due for Obama to disown his association with this controversial radical. ... It's worthy of recycling this to further probe into Obama's judgment, the one thing he says he should be measured by.
  • McCain criticizes Obama on national security

    05/05/2008 4:58:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 83+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 5/5/08 | LIBBY QUAID ap
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republican John McCain on Monday dismissed Democratic rival Barack Obama as having zero national security experience. Arriving in North Carolina on the eve of the presidential primary, McCain said there are stark differences between him and the two Democratic candidates, Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But he concentrated on Obama in particular.
  • Obamas Buddy, Bill Ayers Stomping the American Flag

    05/05/2008 10:42:41 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 38 replies · 3,881+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 5-May-08 | Unknown
    Photo from 2001, while Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Bill Ayers. Maybe its time for Obama to disown his terrorist friends?
  • Photo of Ayers Stepping on Flag

    05/05/2008 8:02:25 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 84 replies · 1,424+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/08 | Amanda Carpenter
    A 2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag. The photo was taken to promote Ayerss book, Fugitive Days and published by Chicago Mag for their August 2001 issue. As Obama has gained national prominence as a Democratic presidential contender media figures have questioned his relationship with Ayers. Ayers once hosted a fundraiser for Obama and the two have served together on the board of a philanthropic organization. In a nationally televised debate Obama compared his friendship with Ayers to that of conservative Republican Sen. Tom...
  • Polls Closed; Fox reporting exit polls overstated Obama support.

    04/22/2008 5:31:54 PM PDT · by milwguy · 67 replies · 161+ views
    abc ^ | 4/23/2008 | abc
    Polls have closed in Pennsylvania where a high turnout of voters is expected to weigh in on a gruelling primary battle between Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. At this point, ABC News does not have enough information to project a winner in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.
  • Obama Signs Up Unlikely Supporter: A Nixon

    04/22/2008 12:44:33 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 29 replies · 97+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2008
    WASHINGTON One of President Nixons daughters, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, apparently supports a Democrat in this years presidential contest Barack Obama. Eisenhower has contributed the maximum amount allowed during the primary season to Obamas campaign: $2,300. Federal Election Commission records show she gave Obamas campaign $1,000 on Feb. 4, another $1,000 on Feb. 18 and $300 on March 5. One of her fathers staunchest defenders during the Watergate scandal, she married the grandson of another Republican president, David Eisenhower, just before her father took office. Since her fathers resignation, she has written several books and is now co-chair of...
  • Obama's Plan for NASA

    04/22/2008 10:41:30 AM PDT · by RDTF · 101 replies · 225+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2008 | Lee Cary
    As the legend goes, when the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez landed in what is now Mexico in 1519, he ordered the boats that brought him and his men there to be burned. Obama seems to have something similar planned for NASA. Although the MSM has largely ignored Barack Obama's plans for NASA, the issue is likely to bubble up during the general election campaign, if he's the Democratic nominee. Here's why. There's a potential confluence of two events - one possible and one planned: an Obama presidency and a mission shift already underway at NASA. The Space Shuttle program will...
  • Caption this: Clinton, Obama, McCain, Murtha, Carter and more

    04/17/2008 1:31:49 PM PDT · by weegee · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 17, 2008 | various as noted
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Chelsea Clinton react as four-year-old Sonya Wilkerson, right, jokes around on stage during her mother Kerri's introduction at a campaign event at Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., Thursday, April 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Four-year-old Sonya Wilkerson takes the microphone as her mother Kerri introduces Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., during a campaign event at Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., Thursday, April 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns with her daughter Chelsea Clinton at Haverford College in Haverford, Pa.,...
  • 'The Boss' backs Obama for president

    04/16/2008 12:44:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 142+ views
    TVNZ ^ | 4/16/08 | staff
    Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama for US president, saying he stands "head and shoulders above the rest." In a message posted on his Web site, the musician and songwriter known as the Boss said the Illinois senator has "the depth, the reflectiveness and the resilience" to be the next US president. "Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest," he wrote. Many of Springsteen's rousing rock anthems and...
  • Right Fight, Wrong Word

    04/16/2008 9:39:38 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 12 replies · 122+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Dan Schnur
    The more important issue than Senator Obamas choice of words, is the world view underneath them. By using voters adverse economic circumstances to rationalize his cultural beliefs, Barack Obama has reintroduced what has been a defining question in American politics for more than generation: Why do so many working-class voters cast their ballots on social and values-based issues like gun ownership, abortion and same-sex marriage rather than on economic policy prescriptions?These voters known as the silent majority in the 1970s, Reagan Democrats in the 80s, and as values voters during the last two election cycles have long been...
  • Caption this Anti-War Protest/Hate-America Fest in Hollywood, CA (extreme barf alert)

    04/15/2008 10:51:20 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 92 replies · 210+ views
    Ringo's Pictures ^ | 3/15/08 | Ringo the Gringo
    (image below edited by me) (image below edited by me) (image below edited by me) Ending on a high note...
  • Obama thesis obtained by Politico

    02/22/2008 1:59:35 PM PST · by OnRiver · 120 replies · 224+ views
    Politico ^ | 22/feb/2008 | Jeffrey Ressner
    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 Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."
  • McCain camp hammers Obama on small town comments ["It shows an elitism and condescension.......]

    04/11/2008 5:17:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 103+ views
    McCain camp hammers Obama on small town comments The McCain campaign, finding a gift in its lap, tees off on the eye-opening comments by Barack Obama from a fundraiser last week in San Francisco (of all places). Asked to respond, McCain adviser Steve Schmidt called it a "remarkable statement and extremely revealing." "It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking," Schmidt said. "It is hard to imagine someone running for president who is more out of touch with average Americans." Said Obama, as recorded by a HuffPost writer in attendance: "You go into...
  • Bitter? Clinging to Guns? No, Dumb as a Box of Rocks

    04/11/2008 6:22:14 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 92 replies · 366+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 12 April 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    In San Francisco last week, Senator Barack Obama, Democrat candidate for President, made a certain statement about people who live in small towns in Pennsylvania. He is about to undergo a primary in that state against Senator Hillary Clinton, the other remaining Democrat candidate for President. Why should a comment made by a candidate in San Francisco about people who live in Pennsylvania be of the slightest interest to the people who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina? Simple. Almost half of the people here, in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina, also live in...
  • Barack Obama may lose support in Philadelphia over 'street money'

    04/11/2008 6:03:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 104+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Fourteen months into a campaign that has the feel of a movement, Sen. Barack Obama has collided with the gritty political traditions of Philadelphia, where ward bosses love their candidates, but also expect them to pay up. The dispute centers on the dispensing of "street money," a long-standing Philadelphia ritual in which candidates deliver cash to the city's Democratic operatives in return for getting out the vote. Flush with payments from well-funded campaigns, the ward leaders and Democratic Party bosses typically spread out the cash in the days before the election, handing $10, $20 and $50 bills to the foot...