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  • 'Oblivious' Obama not behind Osama raid

    10/11/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Errant · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | NA
    The decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and kill him was made without President Obama – and actually was kept from him until after the helicopters already were in Pakistani airspace – according to a new report from a retired major general who cites a senior intelligence source.
  • “General Motors is alive…and so is bin Laden!”

    10/12/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-12 | Wordsmith
    That might have been the campaign stump line according to Tom Mahnken had the Navy SEALs not shot first and asked questions later. After all, President Obama did have an alternate plan for bin that involved executing his original plans for 9/11 mastermind, KSM: Showing the world and the terrorists what a great nation we are by putting Osama bin Laden on trial! “Osama Bin Laden is dead; and General Motors is alive!” - Vice President Joe Biden VP Joe "Malarkey" Biden in last night's VP debate, working in the "bin Laden is dead" campaign stump meme: When it...
  • White House Must Stop Sony from Releasing 'Killing bin Laden' Film

    09/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/12 | John Nolte
    Now that the White House and State Department have made clear that they believe movies compel terrorists to terrorize, it's time for them to get ahead of this problem. And one thing the White House can do immediately is to pressure Sony to stop the release of director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which celebrates the killing of Osama bin Laden. I'm only saying this because, you know, the White House and the media told me movies inflame and cause terrorism. Think about it: if the poorly produced and laughably bad trailer for "The Innocence of Muslims" results in chaos,...
  • Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

    05/29/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2012 | JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
    It was not a theoretical question: Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of which the capture part has become largely theoretical. .... underscored just what a moral and legal conundrum this could be. Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” .... it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation. “He is determined that he will make these decisions about...
  • Obama’s latest Hail Mary: taking credit for bin Laden’s death

    05/02/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 42 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    wrote my first commentary for BizPac Review a year ago out of a sense of frustration with the TV media. I awoke last May 2 to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team. The details were scant but nonetheless fascinating. He was killed on May 1 at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This area is the home of the country’s equivalent to our U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His body was removed and his wives were taken in, along with his papers and records. Fox News finally reported that our intelligence agencies...
  • Obama Trumpets Killing of Bin Laden, and Critics Pounce (NY Times is mad at The Kenyan)

    04/27/2012 8:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/27/12 | PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Presidents running for re-election typically boast of programs they created, people they helped or laws they signed. They talk about rising test scores or falling deficits or expanding job rolls. President Obama is increasingly taking the unusual route of bragging about how he killed a man.
  • Tea Party’s War on America

    08/02/2011 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published: August 1, 2011
    Tea Party’s War on America By JOE NOCERA You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of America’s most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didn’t care. Their goal, they believed, was worth blowing up the country for, if that’s what it took. Like ideologues everywhere, they scorned compromise....
  • Questions about OBL Operation Not Being Asked

    05/05/2011 4:01:04 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 15 replies
    Here are some questions I wish someone would ask the NOTUS
  • Obama snubs 9/11 families at Ground Zero today

    05/05/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 121 replies ^ | 5-5-11 | Elise Cooper
    Today President Obama is traveling to Ground Zero to commemorate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. What is President Obama's purpose in going to Ground Zero if he could not be bothered to meet or invite all the 9/11 families who lost loved ones there? Many families are devastated and saddened about being left out and do not understand why that occurred. I was at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2009 and can emphatically state that not one family member is ever denied access to that sacred area. Numbers or space is not an excuse for turning away family members...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Last Facebook Post

    05/04/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies
  • Cindy Sheehan: I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you're stupid.

    05/02/2011 10:36:15 PM PDT · by feralcat · 150 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 2, 2011 | Cindy Sheehan
    I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you're stupid. Just think to yourself--they paraded Saddam's dead sons around to prove they were dead--why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent--just put your flags away and THINK!
  • Bin Laden's wife not killed in raid, White House says

    05/02/2011 7:12:15 PM PDT · by JustAnotherOne · 116 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2011 | Jeff Mason and Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman killed during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan was not his wife and was not used as a human shield by the al Qaeda leader before his death, a U.S. official said on Monday, correcting an earlier description. John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counter- terrorism adviser, told reporters earlier that the slain woman had been one of bin Laden's wives and had been used -- perhaps voluntarily -- as a shield during the firefight. However, a different White House official said that account had turned out not to be the case....
  • Can US Offer Final Proof Of Osama's Death?

    05/02/2011 12:40:51 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 86 replies
    Sky News/Yahoo News ^ | May 2, 2011 | Sky News
    The circumstances surrounding Osama bin Laden's reported death raise urgent questions over how the US is so sure it got its man. US officials have said DNA testing has proved the al Qaeda leader was killed in a villa in Pakistan. They have also identified him by facial recognition. But photographs of Bin Laden after his reported death have not been released. The release of a photograph purporting to show bin Laden's corpse - which was later confirmed to be a fake - added to the confusion. Journalists have not yet had the opportunity to ask more than a few...
  • NEIN: Ft. Hood shooter’s computer reveals al Qaeda connection

    11/09/2009 10:29:23 AM PST · by abb · 202 replies · 5,069+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 9, 2009 | Douglas J. Hagmann
    According to an intelligence source speaking to the Northeast Intelligence Network, forensic analysis of Nidal Malik HASAN’s computer and other media determined that HASAN had routinely visited al Qaeda and Islamic terrorist web sites in months and weeks leading to last week’s massacre at Fort Hood. According to this investigative source, HASAN also downloaded material from the web site operated by former Dar al Hijrah mosque leader and terrorist facilitator Anwar Nasser al Awlaki. As reported here, al Awlaki was an imam at the Dar al Hijrah mosque in Fall Church, Virginia in 2001, where he advised and facilitated two...
  • Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush

    11/07/2009 11:16:36 AM PST · by Schnucki · 48 replies · 2,928+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 7, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama's reaction to bad news is to play it so cool that Americans yearn for a bit more drama - and some even for his predecessor, writes Toby Harnden in Washington. During the election campaign, Barack Obama's cool detachment was a winning quality, the "No Drama Obama" a welcome contrast with the "Mr Angry" John McCain, never mind the hot-headed "I'm the decider" President George W Bush. A year into his presidency, however, Mr Obama seems a curiously bloodless president. If he experiences passion, he seldom shows it. It is often anyone's guess as to whether an event or...
  • Both Obama and Osama have friends who bombed the Pentagon and wanted to bomb Fort Dix

    09/11/2009 12:34:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 3 replies · 527+ views
    several sources
    BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE FRIENDS WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON_________________________________________________________ From, April 29, 2008: "By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'We’re revolutionary Communists.' He got off on the group’s multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir. Ideal...
  • Where is Osama bin Laden? U.S. zeros in on Chitral, Pakistan in hunt for 9/11 mastermind

    03/14/2009 7:08:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,443+ views ^ | March 14, 2009 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - Where's Osama? Try Chitral, once a trekkers' paradise in Pakistan that has been sealed off to outsiders and is now regularly buzzed by American spy drones. The U.S. won't say it officially, but an exhaustive Daily News investigation finds the world's biggest manhunt for the monster who murdered nearly 3,000 people on 9/11 has zeroed in on Chitral's stunning peaks and deep valleys. Six U.S. and foreign officials confirmed to The News that northwestern Pakistan's impenetrable Hindu Kush mountains - which boast some of the world's tallest climbs - in the Chitral region have been eyed as Bin...
  • Obama Administration Moves to Halt Guantanamo Trials

    01/21/2009 5:49:14 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 97 replies · 4,279+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2009 | FoxNews
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Military judges on Wednesday will consider motions by the Obama administration to suspend the Guantanamo war crimes trials for 120 days during a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists. The motions, filed late Tuesday at the direction of President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, will be heard in the cases of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and of Canadian Omar Khadr, who is accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan in 2002.... snip ...Relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, who were...
  • Barack "Osama” Absentee Ballot Sent Out To Voters In Rensselaer County, NY

    10/10/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Quaker · 8 replies · 376+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Oct. 10, 2008 | Quaker
    It won’t make any difference anyway. New Yorkers have an affinity for crooked politicians.
  • Charlie Wilson's Slip (Osama bin Laden/Obama and Biden)

    08/26/2008 7:26:34 PM PDT · by phrogphlyer · 17 replies · 363+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Blake Dvorak
    Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson -- yes, that Charlie Wilson -- was speaking at an anti-war rally when he, um, flubbed a line: "We should be led by Osama bin Laden," he said, then quickly corrected himself. "I mean Obama and Biden." How does that Southwest commercial go? Want to get away?
  • Detroit Newsistan Gives Us Freudian Headline Of The Day (eBay Prize Worthy Flub Alert)

    06/06/2008 8:58:49 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 212+ views
    Debbie ^ | 6/06/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    I had a good laugh, this morning, as I quickly paged through the usual thin (in reporting, substance, and tangible thickness) hard copy of today's Detroit Newsistan. Here's why--nope, it's not a Photoshop: While I was not surprised (I previously exposed a whole, fabricated story by Newsistan "reporter" David Shepardson--the paper is not interested in accuracy), it was fun to catch the Newsistan in yet another of its many flubs. With drowning circulation, How long until it goes out of business?
  • Wright Appearance Sparks More Rejection From Obama, Recriminations By Critics

    04/28/2008 10:17:06 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 273+ views ^ | 29 April 2008
    Barack Obama on Monday once again distanced himself from his retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as the reverend grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches in America. Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa. “I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,’ Obama told reporters while traveling in Wilmington, N.C....
  • Former Attorney General Ashcroft Booed for Osama/Obama Mix-Up

    04/05/2008 5:53:36 PM PDT · by RDTF · 29 replies · 136+ views
    Breitbart via ABC News ^ | April 5, 2008 | not specified
    "I did not mean to...I'm sorry about that. I apologize publicly."
  • Make the World Safe for Hope

    03/11/2008 10:45:10 AM PDT · by paleorite · 3 replies · 360+ views
    Can Barack Obama, who campaigns as an icon of peace, actually be more bellicose than Bush? Yes, he can. President Obama would be a warmonger. He would be a wide-eyed, zealous interventionist who would not think twice about using America’s “military muscle” (his words) to overthrow “rogue states” and to suppress America’s enemies, real and imagined. He would go farther even than President Bush in transforming the globe into America’s backyard and staffing it with spies and soldiers. He would relish the “American mission” to police the world and topple tyrannical regimes. Iraq is the Obamabots’ favorite faultline in the...
  • Best "WHY OBAMA" post I have seen yet..

    The media said Obama took the majority of the youth vote under 30. In other words he owns the indoctrinated. This is a group that will tell you George Bush brought down the WTC but can't tell you who Ramsey Yousef is. This is a group that will swear we went to war with Iraq because Cheney wanted the oil but can't tell you why Cheney called for the end to hostilities after liberating Kuwait. This is a group that can't tell you what ANY of the specifics are of Obama's proposals. I suppose we can give them a pass...
  • 'Now the fun part starts' in Iowa (Clinton and Obama launch sharp attacks)

    12/04/2007 6:06:34 AM PST · by mmanager · 12 replies · 81+ views ^ | December 4, 2007 | By Rick Pearson and Mike Dorning
    DES MOINES - A Democratic presidential contest that had focused on high-minded qualities of leadership, experience and change has whiplashed into sharp attacks between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over courage, character and kindergarten writings amid ever-tightening polls and the ever-closer Iowa caucuses. The intensity of the rhetoric flowing between the two rival camps underscores the stakes of Iowa's presidential deliberations, now less than a month away, for a Clinton campaign that had initially projected inevitability toward winning the nomination, only to find a strong challenge from Obama turning the leadoff contest into a tossup. "Well, now the fun part...
  • Obama: No military solution in Iraq

    08/21/2007 5:15:08 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 19 replies · 506+ views
    AP ^ | 8/21/07 | JOHN HANNA
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon. Obama spoke a day after his main Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, made similar comments. She said the tactics of the short-term troop increase were working but political progress did not seem to be in sight and the U.S. should begin bringing some troops home. Obama said in a telephone briefing, "If we put 30,000 additional...
  • Obama may want to brush up on military speak (With Video)

    08/20/2007 1:22:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 913+ views
    The Swamp ^ | August 20, 2007 | Frank James
    As Sen. Barack Obama competes to be commander-in-chief, he might want to get a quick tutorial on military nomenclature. At the Iowa State Fair last week, he asked two soldiers in battle dress uniforms, or BDUs, who waited to greet him what their "squad" was. "What squad are you guys with?" was his exact question. The soldiers were respectful and answered the question Obama was trying to ask. You hear one of the soldier's say "We're with the 103rd out of Ft. Des Moines." What Obama should've asked the soldiers for was their "unit," not squad. A squad is among...
  • Video: Obama Says We're "Just Air-Raiding Villages and Killing Civilians" In Afghanistan

    08/14/2007 1:05:32 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 10 replies · 494+ views
    Ian Schwartz ^ | 08/14/2007 | Ian
    Candidate Obama made another gaffe last night that is barely getting the MSM’s attention Asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism elsewhere, he brought up Afghanistan and said, “We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.”
  • Caption Obama, dining/pandering with the common folk in New Hampshire

    08/13/2007 12:19:12 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 32 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/13/07 | staff
    "Waitress Laura Carter takes Democratic presidential hopeful, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., food order during a quick stop at the Tumble Inn diner where Obama met with patrons and ordered lunch to go to go in Claremont, N.H."

    08/02/2007 7:47:22 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies · 980+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 2, 2007 | ZAY N. SMITH Sun-Times Columnist
    Not fighting them there Barack Obama regarding al-Qaida's finding years of safe haven in Pakistan: "There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will." No response yet from the 9/11 cut-and-runners in the White House.
  • Obama broadsides Bush in national security address

    08/01/2007 1:26:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 32 replies · 990+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/07 | Klaus Marre
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), in a speech in which he also advocated launching attacks against terrorists in Pakistan, on Wednesday levied heavy accusations against President Bush, including the pronouncement that Bush is “fighting the war the terrorists want us to fight” in Iraq. “By refusing to end the war in Iraq, President Bush is giving the terrorists what they really want, and what the Congress voted to give them in 2002: a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences,” Obama said in an address at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “[Osama bin Laden] and...
  • Obama finally pays local parking tickets

    03/07/2007 1:17:15 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 523+ views
    Somerville (MA) News ^ | 3/7/07 | George P. Hassett
    Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26. Obama attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. During his time at Harvard, Obama lived at 365 Broadway in Somerville, according to his parking tickets. Records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show...
  • Barak Obama is a Liar (Ifilm video)

    02/13/2007 9:07:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | 02/13/2007 | Ifilm
    Illinois Senator Barack Obama tells CBS 2 in Chicago that he's "been very clear" about his intention not to run for President.
  • Obama regrets saying soldiers' lives 'wasted' (BARACK HUSSEIN JUST "REGRETS" GETTING CAUGHT)

    02/13/2007 4:41:56 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 107 replies · 3,958+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2/13/07 | Lynn Sweet
    DURHAM, N.H. -- In his first stumble, White House hopeful Barack Obama on Monday took back words from the day before, when he said the lives of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq were "wasted." Following his Springfield launch on Saturday, Obama wrapped up a three-day swing in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire, ending at a University of New Hampshire rally where he assailed the "trivialization of politics" where "it is all about who makes a gaffe." In this case, that would be Obama, the Illinois Democrat. During his first press conference as a presidential candidate at...
  • Howard steps up attack on Obama

    02/11/2007 5:51:17 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 123 replies · 2,501+ views ^ | 12th February 2007
    THE Prime Minister has fired another salvo in his growing war of words with US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, saying the senator had dodged his criticism of his Iraq withdrawal plan. Senator Obama today challenged John Howard to commit another 20,000 Australian troops to Iraq after the Prime Minister said his call to bring American troops home by March 2008 would be a victory for al Qaeda in Iraq, who would be hoping for a Democrat win in next year's presidential election. The US senator accused Mr Howard of "empty rhetoric" in his criticism of his stand, as Australia has...
  • Obama's first salvo targets Hillary Clinton

    02/11/2007 11:37:55 PM PST · by MadIvan · 93 replies · 2,183+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 12, 2007 | Toby Harnden
    Senator Barack Obama yesterday launched his toughest attack yet on his rival Hillary Clinton, blasting her for backing the "tragic mistake" of the Iraq war and voting to give President George W Bush a green light from Congress."It should never have been authorised," he said in Ames, Iowa, where he was campaigning the day after he announced he was running for the White House. "Even at the time, it was possible to make judgments that this would not work well. "I feel good about the fact that my judgment was we shouldn't be proceeding and I think that speaks hopefully...
  • Al-Qaeda praying for Obama win, says PM

    02/10/2007 4:20:46 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 1,256+ views
    AAP ^ | February 11, 2007
    PRIME Minister John Howard has blasted US presidential candidate Barack Obama, saying his policy of withdrawing troops from Iraq will destabilise the entire Middle East. Senator Obama, who is aiming to be the first black American president, has vowed to withdraw US forces if elected. But first, he must secure the Democratic nomination by overcoming his chief rival, Hillary Clinton. Senator Obama has introduced a bill to remove US combat forces from Iraq by March 31 next year - but the legislation has virtually no chance of becoming law while George W Bush is president, and the presidential election is...
  • Obama pledges new generation of leadership

    02/10/2007 10:34:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,361+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | John Whitesides
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), citing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, pledged on Saturday to bridge the partisan gridlock in Washington, end the war in Iraq and transform American politics as the first black U.S. president. Launching his 2008 White House campaign outside the building in where Lincoln began his fight against slavery with a famous 1858 speech that declared "a house divided against itself cannot stand," Obama said it was time to "turn the page" to a new politics. "Let us begin this hard work together. Let us transform this nation,"...
  • Barak Hussein Obama : Who is he?

    02/07/2007 2:01:50 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 2,710+ views
    The U,S, Veteran Dispatch ^ | 07 February 2007 | Ted Sampley
    After only being a U.S. Senator for a couple of years, Barak Hussein Obama, Democrat Senator from Chicago, has managed to catapult himself to the status of a messiah in the Democrat Party. The result is that, ever since, he's been walking on water toward the White House. Obama says after his visit with friends and family in Hawaii during the 2006 year-end holidays, he'll announce if he's going to run for president in 2008. Bets are that he will. Who is Obama and what has he done? Independent columnist, Andy Martin ( says he believes Obama is a political...
  • Obamarama

    02/03/2007 11:10:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 907+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 4, 2007 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    “Politics has become so bitter and partisan,” Senator Barack Obama said, “so gummed up by money and influence. . . .” Though the rest of his sentence petered out into a bureaucratic “big problems that demand solutions,” what struck me was the forceful word picture evoked by the verb phrase gummed up. Here was a presidential candidate unafraid to use a slang verb with verve. It’s an Americanism in the sense of “spoiled,” first cited by the O.E.D. in the college slang at Yale in 1901. Rudyard Kipling helped it along to trans-Atlantic status with a pregnant observation in a...

    02/03/2007 9:35:04 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,592+ views
    new york post ^ | February 2, 2007
    SEN. Barack Obama might want to tell George Soros to shut up, now that the Hungarian-born billionaire has equated the George W. Bush administration with the Third Reich. Soros, who spent $26 million trying to beat Bush two years ago, is a key supporter of the media-darling Illinois Democrat's presidential campaign. But last week at Davos, Soros made folks like Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Penn look downright patriotic. After asserting that the United States is recognizing the error it made in Iraq, Soros said, "To what extent it recognizes the mistake will determine its future." He went on to say...

    01/31/2007 7:22:13 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 507 replies · 17,648+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 31, 2007
    SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: OBAMA FIRST 'CLEAN' BLACK IN MAINSTREAM... 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy'...
  • Is Barack Obama the Messiah? (Ben Shapiro RIPS Obama)

    01/31/2007 5:36:09 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 31 replies · 1,318+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 31, 2007 | Ben Shapiro
    Apparently, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-Illinois, is the Messiah. The New York Times reported on Sunday that in Obama's time at Harvard Law School, he "developed a leadership style based more on furthering consensus than on imposing his own ideas. Surrounded by students who enjoyed the sound of their own voices, Mr. Obama cast himself as an eager listener, sometimes giving warring classmates the impression that he agreed with all of them at once." Also on Sunday, the Boston Globe reported, "These days, Obama is the hot new candidate for the White House, trying to end the warring in Washington...
  • Why White People Like Barack Obama

    01/30/2007 11:08:14 AM PST · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 2,209+ views
    The New Republic ^ | January 30, 2007 | Peter Beinart
    In 1994, two sociologists went to Red Hook, Brooklyn, to solve a mystery. Red Hook abutted the East River, and along the waterfront sat shipping companies and warehouses — all in need of low-skilled labor. Next door sat a housing project teeming with exactly that. But the locals — primarily African Americans — didn't get hired. Instead, the jobs went to workers from outside the neighborhood, often Caribbean immigrants. Employers, wrote The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell in summarizing the sociologists' findings, "had developed an elaborate mechanism for distinguishing between those who they felt were 'good' blacks and those they felt...
  • Feeding Frenzy for a Big Story, Even if It’s False Obama/Hillary coverup

    01/28/2007 8:14:18 PM PST · by Cincinna · 21 replies · 1,142+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2007 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Jeffrey T. Kuhner, whose Web site published the first anonymous smear of the 2008 presidential race, is hardly the only editor who will not reveal his reporters’ sources. What sets him apart is that he will not even disclose the names of his reporters. But their anonymity has not stopped them from making an impact. In the last two weeks, Mr. Kuhner’s Web site, Insight, was able to set off a wave of television commentary, talk-radio chatter, official denials, investigations by journalists around the globe and news media self-analysis that has lasted 11 days and counting. The controversy started with...
  • Former Muslim concerned about Obama's Muslim heritage (Brigitte Gabriel alert!)

    01/26/2007 6:47:38 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 38 replies · 1,262+ views
    Author and former Muslim Muslim Brigitte Gabriel has major concerns about the Islamic background of Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama. She feels his election as U.S. President would greatly encourage America's enemies throughout the Muslim world. New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Brigitte Gabriel says she definitely has concerns about the background of Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama, who was raised by a Muslim stepfather and attended a Muslim school as a child. Senator Obama (D-Illinois) has strongly denounced as inaccurate the report on Insight Magazine's website that claimed he was educated at a radical Islamic school known...
  • Obama May Fall Victim to Post-9/11 Bigotry in US

    01/25/2007 11:17:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 101 replies · 2,096+ views
    Arab News ^ | 1-25-07 | Ray Hanania
    Even if you are not a Muslim, calling someone a Muslim in America is a common political technique to destroy a candidate’s chances for election. Barack Obama is best known as an overnight political success story. Only a few years ago, he was just a local legislator in the Illinois State Senate. Two years ago, we was slated for the US Senate and won. Today, he is seen as a potential candidate for president of the United States. And, he is African American. And, his middle name is Hussein, and his father was, in Obama’s own words, an African “goat...
  • Obama Calls for Universal Health Care

    01/25/2007 8:38:25 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 188 replies · 5,165+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/25/07 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every American should have health care coverage within six years, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday as he set an ambitious goal soon after jumping into the 2008 presidential race. "The time has come for universal health care in America," Obama said at a conference of Families USA, a health care advocacy group. "I am absolutely determined that by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country," the Illinois senator said. Obama was previewing what is shaping up to be a theme of the 2008 Democratic...
  • Obama "swift boats" the truth to hide his religious history

    01/25/2007 6:53:03 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 146 replies · 2,793+ views ^ | 1/25/2007 | Andy Martin
    “Swift boating” is a term that came into use during the 2004 presidential election to reflect Senator John Kerry’s flaccid response to attacks on his wartime record in Viet-Nam. The term, a noun, adjective and verb, has entered the political lexicon and is usually invoked when liberals and Democrats are stung trying to defend themselves against unpleasantly truthful accusations hurled by conservatives. Well, “swift boating” is obviously a two-way street in politics. Democrats are equally adept at hurling painful accusations at Republicans and conservatives. I have no problem with people bringing the truth to light, digging up unpleasant facts and...