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  • Poll: Obama opens double-digit lead over Clinton [New Hampshire proves polling errors favor Obama]

    10/25/2008 2:56:30 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 11 replies · 625+ views
    cnn ^ | January 7, 2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) -- With Tuesday's New Hampshire primary fast approaching, Sen. Barack Obama has opened a double-digit lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the state, a CNN-WMUR poll found Sunday. Obama, the first-term senator from Illinois who won last week's Iowa caucuses, led the New York senator and former first lady 39 percent to 29 percent in a poll conducted Saturday and Sunday -- a sharp change from a poll out Saturday that showed the Democratic front-runners tied at 33 percent. Support for former Sen. John Edwards, who edged out Clinton for second place in Iowa, dropped from...
  • My Mother's Birth Certificate - And Obama's

    10/23/2008 5:48:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 1,556+ views
    Right Side News ^ | October 22, 2008 | Joan Swirsky
    (critical videos and documents below) Four years ago, when I had just about completed the lengthy legal and financial vetting process required by the U.S. government to place my then-92-year-old-mother in a nursing home, I was asked to produce her birth certificate as “proof” of her citizenship. While she was born in America, had voted in every election for untold decades, and paid her taxes religiously, that wasn’t good enough to qualify my elderly mother –deaf, legally blind, and confined to a wheelchair – to be admitted to the facility I had chosen for her near my home. Frankly, I...
  • Obamamania makes way for Palinmania - US Election 2008

    09/11/2008 7:34:14 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 1 replies · 116+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 Sept 2008 | Toby Harnden
    We've been through Obamamania. Now a new phenomenon is sweeping America – Palinmania. Even before Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska had appeared on the stage to introduce Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, the chant went up around the hall: "We want Sarah!" A tear rolled down the cheek of a middle-aged woman volunteer who moments earlier had been barking orders to keep the exits clear. A mother clutched the hand of her 11-year-old daughter, whose face was made up like a clown with stars and the letters P-A-L-I-N painted across her face. Outside, queues which began six hours...
  • THE JIHAD CANDIDATE

    07/31/2008 11:09:26 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 209 replies · 1,097+ views
    Red State Patriot ^ | 2008 | Rick Carroll
    How long did it take Islam and their oil money to find a candidate for President of the United States? As long as it took them to place a Senator from Illinois and Minnesota? The same amount of time to create a large Muslim enclave in Detroit? The time it took them to build over 2,000 mosques in America? The same amount of time required to place radical Wahabbist clerics in our military and prisons as 'chaplains'? Find a candidate who can get away with lying about their father being a 'freedom fighter' when he was actually part of the...
  • Hannity & Colmes Plays Gospel About Obama Parody

    07/26/2008 7:27:18 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 24 replies · 225+ views
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 07/25/08
    FNC on July 25 featured Times of London's Gerard Baker reading aloud his hilarious column, “He ventured forth to bring light to the world,” which recounted Obama's life story as if told through a gospel in the Bible.
  • Obama's priorities show his shallow values

    07/24/2008 3:03:40 PM PDT · by mc6809e · 9 replies · 64+ views
    Politics is largely about priorities; so is life, for that matter. Barack Obama’s priorities were put into sharp relief today when he canceled visits to two American military bases in Germany. He still has time, of course, to play the "rock star" in front of cheering multitudes of Germans. Ed Morrisseybroke the story:
  • Princess Obama Derangement Syndrome

    06/13/2008 3:47:27 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 13 replies · 72+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/13/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Melanie Phillips is a particularly brave person. Why? First, she is writing for a British publication and the Europeans are so smitten with Obama that they are all envious of the United States for having the Messiah as someone who can lead them to the promised land. So she is taking her marketability and throwing it away. Heresy is once again a crime in Europe. My oh my, what a firestorm I appear to have started with my remarks two days ago on Obama’s background! It was wholly expected, of course, but nevertheless the posters’ comments are so revealing. They...
  • "Obama-mania" sweeps Africa

    06/10/2008 11:28:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies · 126+ views
    One News ^ | Jun 9, 2008 8:31 PM
    In Kenya, they name babies after him and quaff "Senator" brand beer in his honour. Global TV networks camp outside his grandmother's rural home. In Uganda, a town has renamed a street "Obama Boulevard". And in Nigeria, militants even called a brief ceasefire in praise of the US Democratic presidential nominee. "Obama-mania" has been sweeping through Africa all year, but the euphoria hit new heights when he clinched his party's ticket last week to run for the US presidency in November. The positive symbolism of seeing a man with an African father nearing the world's most powerful position is obvious....
  • Brazilians see themselves in mixed-race Obama

    06/10/2008 11:14:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies · 151+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 10, 2008 | Stephanie Beasley
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Barack Obama's campaign for the U.S. presidency has generated huge interest in Brazil, a country whose African heritage is a key part of its identity but where many blacks still struggle to progress in society. Democrat contender Obama would be the United States' first African-American president should he defeat Republican John McCain in November's election. Obama's progress has been avidly debated in Brazil, from student refectories to newspaper columns. His portrait was on the front cover of this week's Veja magazine, a leading Brazilian news weekly, along with a 10-page report. "Obama looks like my father,"...
  • The faith healer for our time

    06/10/2008 11:30:01 AM PDT · by JZelle · 17 replies · 42+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-10-08 | Wes Pruden
    Barack Obama, without a church since he abandoned the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's congregation of addled bigots, racists and conspiracy nuts, ought to consider starting his own. Having never been inside a church, many of his disciples regard him as the messiah. He's ready to rock. "A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany," he told a raucous rally of the rapt in Lebanon, N.H., back in January. "You will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama." Another rally the other night...
  • This Time We Mean It: The Youth Vote Matters

    04/27/2008 11:37:54 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27th, 2008 | Chris Cillizza and Shailagh Murray
    Election after election, when all the obvious story lines are exhausted, the media tend to turn to an oldie but goody: "Will this be the race where young people finally start voting?" Youth vote advocates insist that young people are more dialed in than ever this year, while political hacks who have been in the business for decades roll their eyes at the notion. Given that, The Fix recognizes the danger in making the following statement: The youth vote will matter in 2008. A look back over last few months shows a massive increase in youth (people ages 18 through...
  • Obama team remains unshaken and unstirred

    04/27/2008 11:27:42 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 5 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | April 27th, 2008 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    After Sen. Barack Obama’s third major primary loss and endless media coverage dedicated to dissecting the apparent weaknesses of his candidacy, one of the most striking elements of his campaign this week was what’s missing: any hint of internal upheaval. At Obama headquarters in Chicago, hundreds of miles removed from the Beltway bubble, advisers held steadfast in their adherence to The Plan, a blueprint devised 15 months ago by the same inner circle that runs the campaign today, supported by the candidate and carried out by a tight-knit staff. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s operation could not be more dissimilar. Her...
  • Caption Obama and the Obamanation

    03/07/2008 7:36:43 PM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 37 replies · 1,159+ views
    Flickr ^ | 03/07/08 | none
  • Karl Rove & the youth vote

    03/04/2008 9:52:28 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | Salena Zito
    Rove a big draw with youth By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, March 3, 2008 Karl Rove suspects some members of the sold-out crowd coming to see him tonight at the University of Pittsburgh might only be interested in seeing if he has horns and a tail. "I always get the occasional lunatic ranting and raving, but most people want to hear what I have to say and want to ask questions," the former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush said Sunday. "That is when we get engaged in a dialogue about things they want...
  • Reasoning with an Obamanaic...between fainting spells, of course.

    02/27/2008 5:21:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies · 95+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-27-08 | Tom Purcell
    "I was so overcome with emotion, I nearly passed out." "Passed out?" "The wife and I have been following Barack Obama around the country. Every time he enters a room, the wife collapses into my arms. I have to use smelling salts to bring her out of it." "I see." "He's quite a presence, that Obama. As president, he's not only going to change America, he's going to change the world!" "Change? What kind of change?" "The kind of change in which he's going to do things differently -- differently than they've ever been done before. There'll be no more...
  • Black Hillary Supporters May Be Receiving Threats

    02/26/2008 1:44:10 PM PST · by cricket · 38 replies · 462+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2008 | Marc Shepard
    There's mounting evidence that at least some of Obama's faithful intend to see a black American president sworn in next year -- no matter what it takes. Earlier this month, popular black author and talk-show host Tavis Smiley disclosed death threats he'd received from those accusing him of blasphemy against their black prophet. Then, at Saturday's Smiley-hosted State of the Black Union forum, Congressional Black Caucus member Stephanie Tubbs Jones lent credence to Smiley's claim by suggesting that many black elected officials not swearing allegiance to Obama have also been the target of violent threats. While widely ignored by the...
  • Senator Defends Lack of Knowledge Concerning Obama’s Accomplishments

    02/25/2008 3:08:51 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 79+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 23 Feb 2008 | John Semmens
    In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, Texas State Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin) was unable to name a single legislative accomplishment of presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill). This was despite being asked several times and given “extra time to think” during a commercial break. After being mocked by Obama’s presidential rival, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), a flummoxed Watson defended his ignorance. “Well, I’m not the only one who can’t think of anything he’s done,” Watson said to reporters. “No one else can either. Besides, the Obama campaign isn’t about accomplishment. It’s about change. He’s about turning the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-25-08 (KOmmie asks about Obama: "American Messiah?")

    02/25/2008 2:33:24 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 72 replies · 457+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 25, 2008 | KOmmies, keenekarl, and Charles Henrickson
    PJ posted my latest Obama parody yesterday. Today I want to show you that the satire is not too far from reality. Witness this KOmmieland THREAD: "American Messiah?" KOmmie keenekarl (KKK?) has more than a Chris Matthews-like man-crush on Obama. It's an ALMOST FANATICAL DEVOTION to the Pope of Hope. KOmmie keenekarl even kreeps out some of his fellow KOmmies--or at least they want him to scale it back, lest such unbridled Obamamania leads to a Baracklash. But before we get to the reading from keenekarl's Epistle to the KOmmies, let us join in singing our opening hymn: HELLO...
  • Woman threw egg salad at Secret Service agent, police say

    02/25/2008 11:20:02 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 111 replies · 1,709+ views
    www.statesman.com ^ | 02/25/08 | Tony Plohetski
    A Texas state Capitol employee who police said wanted to go in the building Friday before a rally by presidential candidate Barack Obama threw a bowl of egg salad at a U.S. Secret Service agent who denied her access, according to an arrest affidavit. Tracy Firsching, 47, is charged with assault on a peace officer, a third-degree felony for which she faces up to 10 years in prison. According to the affidavit, Firsching started to go around police barriers when she was stopped by Secret Service agent Brian Sanders, who told her that she could not go in the secured...
  • Canadian liberals rally to Obama campaign

    02/25/2008 10:17:23 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 21 replies · 99+ views
    upi via email no link | 2/25/8
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The presidential nomination campaign for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is getting help from liberal Canadians making campaign phone calls on his behalf. Among them is Andrea Reimer, executive director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee in Vancouver, along with her U.S.-born husband, the Vancouver Sun report Monday. She told the newspaper she has made at least 100 phone calls to potential Obama supporters obtained from his Web site, and her San Francisco-born husband has made about 500. The 36-year-old said many U.S. voters she spoke with were taken aback. "People were thrilled...
  • Clinton raps Obama's 'celestial choir' campaign

    02/24/2008 7:14:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 657+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/24/2008 | Rick Pearson
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Hillary Clinton today mocked Barack Obama’s campaign style as one that portrays a divine-like picture of problem-solving to voters when the challenges America face are much more complex. Delivering a speech to several thousand people at Rhode Island College, Clinton also contended Obama had given up on implementing a universal health insurance program that she said should go hand-in-hand with other Democratic led achievements such as Social Security and Medicare as grand social programs. Clinton discussed a litany of challenges facing the country, ranging from home foreclosure to responsibly bring troops home from the Iraq war. “None...
  • America starts to sober up from a heavy dose of Obamamania

    02/24/2008 7:05:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies · 235+ views
    The (UK) Times ^ | 2/24/2008 | James Bone
    The American presidential candidate who can do no wrong is experiencing the first signs of dip in popularity that has been called the “Barack-lash.” Barack Obama has become a darling of the internet generation since starting his underdog campaign to beat the wife of a former president and become the first black leader of the Free World. Millions downloaded a YouTube video of his “Yes We Can” speech set to music by the Black Eyed Peas front-man will.i.am with celebrity friends who included the actresses Scarlett Johansson and Amber Valletta. But Mr Obama’s popularity has begun to rebound on him...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-24-08 (Hello Daddy, Hello Mama (A Letter from Camp Obama))

    02/24/2008 4:46:15 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 153+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 24, 2008 | Charles Henrickson and PJ-Comix
    And yet ANOTHER terrific song parody from our own Charles Henrickson. Attention radio programmers! This parody song IS available for airplay with appropriate REMUNERATION to Charles. You WON'T find better political parody song lyrics than his. HELLO DADDY, HELLO MAMA (A Letter from CampObama) Tune: "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)"OriginalHello DaddyHello MamaHere I am atCamp ObamaCamp's as prettyAs a paintingAnd they say we'll have some fun if we stop faintingOur Barack hasGifts of healingStevie Wonder'sOut four-wheelingI met OprahOver dinnerSince she's been here she's got thirteen inchesthinnerAll the campersDrink the Kool-AidThat the counselorsAt the school madeThis is...
  • It’s an Obamiracle! (Satire)

    02/22/2008 12:01:01 PM PST · by inkling · 12 replies · 67+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2007 | Exurban Jon
    "Be healed!" The Vatican continues to investigate reports of signs and wonders involving Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. From their latest case file:In Dubuque, Iowa, some people brought to Obama an unemployed union member who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Obama put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he poured out some Evian and touched the man's tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE!" At this, the man's...
  • And Obama Wept

    02/07/2008 10:37:57 AM PST · by squidly · 55 replies · 2,130+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/7/08 | Jake Tapper
    And Obama Wept February 07, 2008 9:43 AM Inspiration is nice. But some folks seem to be getting out of hand. It's as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, "Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of Chicago a Savior, who is Barack the Democrat." Obama supporter Kathleen Geier writes that she's "getting increasingly weirded out by some of Obama's supporters. On listservs I'm on, some people who should know better – hard-bitten, not-so-young...
  • Obama Addresses Question of Experience

    04/21/2007 4:48:14 PM PDT · by ItsForTheChildren · 10 replies · 401+ views
    My Way News ^ | Apr 21, 4:47 PM (ET) | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK (AP) - Wooing black voters while tackling questions about his experience, Democrat Barack Obama said Saturday that his years as a community organizer and accomplishments in the Illinois state Senate have prepared him well for the presidency. Addressing the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, Obama touted his successes as an Illinois lawmaker in providing health insurance to children and reducing the price of prescription drugs for senior citizens. He also told of passing legislation to monitor racial profiling and to require that police interrogations of suspects in capital cases be videotaped....
  • Meet Barack's Better Half

    01/22/2007 3:50:03 AM PST · by Truth29 · 48 replies · 2,978+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2007 | Niles Lathem
    January 22, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - We know everything about Hillary Clinton's spouse and next to nothing about Barack Obama's. Michelle Obama - a striking 5-foot-11, with high cheekbones and a dazzling smile - is a classic beauty in the mold of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But if the stunning 43-year-old and her presidential wannabe husband, Barack Obama, 45, are now America's hottest political couple, she bears a steely poise the shy and diffident Jackie O never exposed. "There's not a bone of superficiality in her," a former colleague said of the community-affairs executive. "She is the real deal." Harvard Law...
  • No denying that history is calling upon Obama [Obamamania, you'll be hearing the word again]

    11/06/2006 4:45:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 69 replies · 1,016+ views
    Capital Timew ^ | 11-6-06 | Joel McNally
    Wisconsin is squarely in the eye of Obamamania this week with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama crossing the border to campaign for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, attorney general candidate Kathleen Falk and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Two years ago, when Obama showed up at Milwaukee's Martin Luther King Park to campaign for Moore and Sen. Russ Feingold, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel didn't even bother to run a story the next day. With every magazine and talk show in the nation now promoting the possibility of Obama becoming America's first black president, even the most oblivious local media have taken notice. That's why...