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  • Obama Opts out of Public Funding:

    06/19/2008 5:53:22 AM PDT · by WesA · 170 replies · 906+ views ^ | 06/19/2008 | Mark Halperin
    The Illinois Senator makes the announcement Thursday morning in a video sent out to his supporters.
  • Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

    06/18/2008 8:30:58 AM PDT · by homeguard · 99 replies · 606+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith
    Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate. The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally. "This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting...
  • Obama's Pastor: 9/11 Was Wake Up Call From People Of Color

    03/09/2007 2:37:37 AM PST · by Sam Hill · 52 replies · 2,869+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | March 9, 2007 | Steve Gilbert
    The following is from a pdf file of sermon from Barack Hussein Obama's "spiritual mentor" as published in Trinity Church's publication, "The Trumpet."  (Published by the Reverend's daughter.)The following quote is from a wide-ranging diatribe, which includes among other things, calls for US divestiture in Israel. But even amidst the Reverend's other crackpot and racist statements, this one jumped out: Maybe I Missed Something! A Message From our PASTOR, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior PastorIn the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the Western world came to realize that people of...
  • Barack Obama’s Nagging Electability Problem

    06/15/2008 12:23:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 457+ views
    It starts in his home state of Illinois, as Alec MacGillis reports for the Washington Post: Obama’s advisers have pointed to his success in winning over “downstate” Illinoisans as a sign of his electability, but political analysts question the claim. Obama lost most of downstate Illinois in his Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate in 2004, and his big win in the general election that year came against Alan Keyes, a black conservative with a Maryland address. In this year’s presidential primary, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) beat Obama in southern Illinois’ struggling coal counties, highlighting the same weakness he...
  • Hillary Clinton's Exit Speech- LIVE THREAD

    06/07/2008 7:42:52 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 492 replies · 1,441+ views
    Clinton is expected to throw her support behind Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign during an event at noon ET Saturday at the National Building Museum in Washington.
  • Obama Throws Jerusalem Under the Bus

    06/05/2008 9:57:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 73 replies · 209+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 6:59:28 pm PST | LGF
    Barack Obama’s flip-flops are getting closer together; now he’s “clarifying” points he made just a day ago: Obama clarifies united J’lem comment. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel’s capital to remain “undivided,” his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addresses AIPAC Policy Conference 2008, Wednesday.“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” Obama declared Wednesday, to rousing applause from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. But a campaign adviser clarified...
  • The Audacity of Death

    06/05/2008 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 26 replies · 207+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/08 | DANIEL ALLOTT
    According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist. Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what antiabortion advocates call a "survivor." Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged. Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive. Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation. As it was, a startled nurse called an ambulance, and...
  • TV Nets Preparing for Hillary Concession Tuesday Night - All Signs Also Point To "Adios"

    06/02/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 192 replies · 451+ views
    Friends and Fiends at TV Networks In NY and DC | MB26
    Will keep this short. Networks preparing for Hillary to (finally) quit in speech Tuesday night. Will be from NY, Staffers being told to turn in expenses, resumes being FedExed to Obama and other state/local campaigns. Staffers at one network recalled from lunches to prepare. Campaign staffers being told to go home. One network had long conference call among suits last night, followed by conference call between tech types to set up remotes, back-hauls, break-ins, etc. Union technicians, cameramen, audio, video engineers, etc. told to expect overtime. More as available From Associated Press RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • ROGER STONE ON FOX NEWS- "There IS A Tape With Michelle Obama Making Racist References..."

    06/01/2008 11:44:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 690 replies · 13,666+ views
    ME! | 6-1-08 | TCRLAF
    ON RIGHT NOW! "Including references to "Whitey". There has been a race for Clinton operatives to aquire this tape, but I believe this tape is already in the hands of a major network." This JUST aired minutes ago on "Geraldo"... Geraldo prefaced by saying that Roger Stone was the same person who first exposed Spitzer's relationship with hookers.
  • Mark Steyn: Sexism, not Obama, beat Hillary

    05/31/2008 9:54:58 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 15 replies · 112+ views ^ | May 31st, 2008 | MARK STEYN
    "Someone wins, someone doesn't win, that's life," Nancy Kopp, Maryland's treasurer, told The Washington Post. "But women don't want to be totally dissed." She was talking about her political candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Democratic women are feeling metaphorically battered by the Obama campaign. "Healing The Wounds Of Democrats' Sexism," as the Boston Globe headline put it, will not be easy. Geraldine Ferraro is among many prominent Democrat ladies putting up their own money for a study from the Shorenstein Center at Harvard to determine whether Sen. Clinton's presidential hopes fell victim to party and media sexism. How else to explain...
  • Inside Obama’s Acorn--professional relationship with a nexus of Chicago radicals merits scrutiny

    05/29/2008 10:33:45 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 24 replies · 739+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 29, 2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama....
  • Dear Barack Obama...

    05/13/2008 12:30:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 164+ views
    The Daily Barometer ^ | May 13, 2008 | Dwight Wozich
    I am writing to complain about an interruption of my privacy. Recently I sat down to watch "Saturday Night Live." I figured that after a long day of studying I might be able to lay back on my couch and laugh a little bit. There's just one problem: every 10 minutes, the show was interrupted by one of your grandstanding political ads. My free time was disturbed by your babbling about change and your claims about fixing Washington, D.C. A majority of my peers might accept intrusions of this nature, as they are captivated by you like toddlers listening to...
  • Hamas endorses Obama (audio)

    04/16/2008 7:55:54 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 50 replies · 1,606+ views
    Powerline blog citing WABC radio ^ | 4-15-08 | Ahmed Yousef
    On Sunday, Aaron Klein and John Batchelor interviewed Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, on WABC radio. The interview produced a scoop which, for some reason, has not been widely publicized: Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Yousef said, "We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." Why? "He has a vision to change America." Maybe Yousef has some insight into what Obama means by all these vague references to "change." Of course, Hamas's taste in American presidents is suspect. Yousef also described Jimmy Carter, who was about to pay...
  • Rev. Wright Slams Fox News, O'Reilly

    04/13/2008 10:05:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies · 485+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 13, 2008 | Staff
    This weekend, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright made his first comments since his public sermons made national headlines. He came out swinging, once again attacking the United States for racism. He also singled out Fox News for criticism. Speaking Saturday at a eulogy for former appellate Judge R. Eugene Pincham, a member of Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, Wright blamed the Founding Fathers for the woes of blacks today, claiming they “planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic.” Wright cited Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who recently said the country has a “congenital birth defect” owing...
  • Obama on small-town PA: Clinging religion, guns, xenophobia

    04/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 411 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | 04/11/08 | Ben Smith
    <p>You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.</p>
  • Poll: 1 in 10 Get Obama's Religion Wrong

    03/27/2008 1:54:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 64 replies · 1,186+ views
    One in 10 voters believes Barack Obama is Muslim, a mistaken impression that lingers across party lines, a poll showed Wednesday. Fourteen percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 8 percent of independents mistakenly think he is Muslim, according to a survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Just over half of each group correctly identified him as Christian, while about a third said they don't know his religion. The false rumor that the Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois senator is Muslim has been fanned on the Internet and conservative talk radio. It has persisted despite the recent controversy...
  • UK: Tories echo Barack Obama with new slogan

    03/14/2008 7:37:58 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 329+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/14/2008 | Andrew Porter
    The Conservatives have been told to establish the theme 'Change You Can Trust' in the run-up to the next election - echoing Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign message. A leaked note of a presentation given to Tories earlier this month also reveals that senior strategists believe winning the London mayoral elections is "vitally important" to the party's fortunes. The new working Tory slogan bears striking similarity to Barack Obama's "Change we can believe in" It also details Mr Cameron's problem in attracting voters among young families. The "key objectives for 2008", the Telegraph can reveal are: • Establish the theme...
  • Obama Criticizes McCain on Taxes

    03/13/2008 1:57:52 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 26 replies · 617+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2008 | Charles Babington
    CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday that Sen. John McCain reversed his position on President Bush's deep tax cuts in order to win the Republican presidential nomination, one of his sharpest criticisms yet of the Arizona senator he hopes to face this fall. Criticizing GOP efforts to extend major tax cuts from Bush's first term and to eliminate the estate tax, Obama said: "These are all steps that John McCain rightly said were irresponsible when they first came up."
  • Will Alan Keyes Bolt The GOP? (possible Constitution Party run)

    03/07/2008 11:58:49 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 225 replies · 3,487+ views
    Radar Online (New York) ^ | March 7, 2008 | Nick Curran
    Presidential candidate Alan Keyes may be leaving the GOP. In a conference call last night, Keyes is said to have told supporters that staying in the Republican Party would be "an occasion of sin" and he's ready to bolt. Keyes ... reportedly wants no part in selecting the "type of deodorant we need to make a stinking candidate acceptable to conservatives." A Keyes supporter confirms to Radar that the former Reagan administration official "stated in the conference call that he could no longer remain in the Republican Party." As for what's next, a third party bid seems like a good...
  • Clinton Hints At Sharing Ticket With Obama

    03/05/2008 5:42:39 AM PST · by jdm · 316 replies · 1,114+ views
    CBS ^ | March 05, 2008 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hinted at the possibility of a democratic "dream ticket" with Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking on the Early Show on CBS, Clinton said "that may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket." Clinton said the race between her and Obama remains "incredibly close," with just "smidgens of difference" between them. Clinton's remarks after her campaign won two big states yesterday: Ohio and Texas. She also won Rhode Island. The wins enabled her campaign to break Obama's 12-state winning streak and pick up...
  • Obama: If elected I will use the bully pulpit for gay community (supports full repeal of DOMA)

    02/28/2008 6:13:19 PM PST · by No Dems 2004 · 54 replies · 378+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought the support of voters in the homosexual community Feb. 28, telling them in a letter that if elected president he would work to pass laws important to that constituency and would use the "bully pulpit" to urge states to grant same-sex couples the legal benefits of marriage. The 770-word letter was posted on a section of Obama's campaign website devoted to homosexual issues. He and Hillary Clinton have worked for months to get the votes of the homosexual community, even appearing in August at a historic Democratic presidential forum devoted solely to...
  • SNOOPY VS OSAMA (60s Pop Group Does New Song)

    02/27/2008 7:57:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Out in the desert.... in a real bad land Some people want to see the end of man Al-Qaeda took over .... from the Taliban Terrorizing all they can Now Snoopy's in the motor pool but wants to fight He wants to keep his friends all safe at night Charlie drives the Bradley...... an' Snoopy makes her sing Waitin' for the orders just to ... go do their thing Chorus: Osama Bin Laden keeps runnin' away Snoopy's gonna find of these days And when he does... (and when he does)... ya know we're all gonna sing Good bye Bin...
  • Obama Served On Board That Funded Pro-Palestinian Group

    02/27/2008 10:42:09 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 59 replies · 1,596+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director on the board of a nonprofit organization that granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe." The co-founder of the Arab group, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, is a harsh critic of Israel who reportedly worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization when it was labeled a terror group by the State Department. Khalidi held a fundraiser in 2000 for Obama's failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi has at times...
  • Obama's 'Patriot' Act

    02/27/2008 7:30:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies · 875+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 27 feb 08
    No, we're not talking about Barack Obama's opposition to the post-9/11 antiterror law. We're referring to the Senator's support for something called the Patriot Employer Act, which deserves more attention as an indicator of his economic agenda. Along with Democratic co-sponsors Sherrod Brown and Dick Durbin, Mr. Obama introduced the bill in the Senate in August 2007. Recently in Janesville, Wis., he repeated his intention to make it a priority as President: "We will end the tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas, and we will give those breaks to companies who create good jobs with decent wages...

    02/25/2008 4:16:34 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 328 replies · 3,848+ views ^ | Mon Feb 25 2007 06:51:00 ET | Matt Drudge
    <p>With a week to go until the Texas and Ohio primaries, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend of a "dressed" Barack Obama.</p> <p>The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his five-country tour of Africa.</p>
  • Obama photo causes stir

    02/25/2008 9:35:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON - A photograph circulating in the Internet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006 is causing a dustup in the presidential campaign over what constitutes a smear. The photograph portrays Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe presented to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya. Obama's estranged late father was Kenyan and Obama visited the country in 2006, attracting thousands of well-wishers. The gossip and news Web site The Drudge Report posted the photograph Monday and said it was being circulated by "Clinton staffers"...
  • Obama Wins Dem Nomination By A Nose *** Big Blow To Hilliary! (U Tube)

    02/24/2008 10:29:07 PM PST · by Syncro · 7 replies · 190+ views
    The Institute of Phenomonology ^ | Feb 24, 2008 | Dr. Zoo
    Barack Hussein Obama finally pulls off the necessary action to pull ahead of Hilliary for the Democrat nomination for President of The United States. The crowds cheered and he is swept to victory!
  • The Obama Enigma - Where would he lead America?

    02/23/2008 11:52:13 PM PST · by ricks_place · 65 replies · 147+ views
    The Washington Post Company | ^ | February 24, 2008 | Editor
    THE NATIONAL Journal magazine recently ranked Barack Obama as the most liberal senator in 2007 -- an assessment that is subject to legitimate quibbling but will no doubt be featured by Republicans if Mr. Obama wins the Democratic nomination for president. Democratic voters in a Pew Research Center poll last month put Mr. Obama to their left ideologically, Hillary Rodham Clinton to their right. Are these analyses accurate? When the Illinois Democrat talks about bringing together red and blue America, does he mean that he will persuade the red (Republican) part to come around to blue (Democratic) policies -- or...
  • Obama’s Global Tax Proposal Up for Senate Vote (Obama wants $90b a year for foreign aid)

    02/12/2008 7:36:41 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 141 replies · 649+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 2/12/2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations. Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama's...
  • Clinton, McCain Move Ahead - for Now

    01/20/2008 9:02:39 AM PST · by XR7 · 18 replies · 48+ views
    MyWay ^ | 01/20/2008 | TOM RAUM
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton were victors in contentious nominating contests, but neither party can claim front-runners as early presidential contests give way to big-state battles. McCain, an Arizona senator, bested Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, in a South Carolina fight that focused on the economy. McCain was defeated here in 2000 by George W. Bush. "Thank you, my friends, and thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line first in the first-in-the-South primary. It took us a while. But what's eight years among friends," McCain told a boisterous...
  • Where Do We Find These People? [a pro-illegals; an opportunist, one with racist links, etc.]

    01/01/2008 1:30:09 PM PST · by XR7 · 19 replies · 82+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 01-01-2008 | Col. Robert L. Pappas, USMC, Ret.
    I have yet to decide for whom I will vote much less who I will support in the process. I might have supported John McCain, but he shot himself in the foot with his openly pro-illegal immigration stance then had the temerity to badmouth those of us who oppose illegal, (repeat for those who need to have it pointed out to them), ILLEGAL immigration; then, I might just vote for Ron Paul, but he's so far right, he's left. Then there's Romney or Biden, they certainly have the distinguished looks for the role, but there's something about Biden on the...
  • Barack Attack on Hillary Obama's Way of Showing He's Tough Enough to be President

    02/21/2007 6:06:13 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies · 1,508+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    NewsBusters' mission is that of exposing and combating liberal bias, and that's what I spend the great majority of my time here doing. But I hope our readers -- and my editors -- will indulge me when I offer a bit of personal analysis here. The outbreak of nastiness between the Obama and Hillary camps -- initiated by comments made by Obama supporter David Geffen and quoted by Maureen Dowd in her column today -- is stunning. For the Obama camp to come out this early -- and this hard -- against Hillary has taken the political world by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 promises universal health insurance

    01/25/2007 6:11:34 PM PST · by kinoxi · 45 replies · 895+ views
    Monstersandcritics ^ | Jan 27, 2007 | UPI
    United States (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Thursday called for universal health care during a speech to the Families USA conference in Washington. Obama, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, said he is working with experts to create a detailed plan. He called for universal health insurance by the end of the next president`s first term.
  • 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...
  • The audacity of apostasy: Barack Obama’s Muslim links (by Dr. Jack Wheeler)

    01/24/2007 5:10:23 PM PST · by Gritty · 51 replies · 3,621+ views ^ | January 8, 2007 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    One of the most entertaining opportunities that will emerge in 2007 will be using Barack Obama to fight Islamofascism. He is the product of a black Moslem from Kenya, Barrack Hussein Obama, and a white atheist from Kansas, Shirley Ann Dunham, who met at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. That is why his middle name is the same as Saddam’s: Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. His first name is taken from the Islamic term in Arabic for “blessed,” baraka, used in the Koran. His father deserted the family when Barack Jr. was two and returned to Kenya. His mother then...