Barack Obama’s Chicago Culture Of Corruption

Action Item #4: Let’s communicate via blogs and emails and articles and posts and comments the need for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Barack Obama and his Chicago Culture of Corruption (read today’s Washington Post article from today, below).

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a complaint which triggered an initial inquiry into Senators Dodd and Conrad. Let’s ask Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics to file a similar complaint regarding Barack Obama (for which they will probably be called racists by the Obama Hopium denizens).

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics website HERE. Email Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics HERE. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, 1400 Eye Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202.408.5565

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When will the Senate Ethics Committee investigate convicted corrupt slumlord Antoin “Tony” Rezko’s good friend and house strolling buddy – Barack Obama?

While many blogs and news reports document the seemingly endless Obama policy flip-flop-flim-flams, Big Pink continues to probe the Chicago Culture of Corruption surrounding Barack Obama.

Many do not understand that the central issue today is “Who is Barack Obama?” Corrupt slumlord and friend of Barack Obama for more than 20 years, Tony Rezko, is the key to answering that question.

Obama emits flowery words about change. The only change that Obama cares about is the jangling coins of real big change going into his grasping pockets.

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Why is there no ethics investigation of Obama and his house purchase assisted by Antoin “Tony” Rezko? Maybe emerging details about Obama’s financial entanglements will finally force the United States Senate to act.

Recall, that in 1994 perceived and actual charges of corruption against Democrats running Congress allowed the Republicans to seize the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Recall that in 2006 the Republican Culture of Corruption led to the election of Democrats to statewide seats they had not been able to capture in more than 15 years.

Senators Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad are now the objects of a preliminary Senate Ethics Committee investigation for pretty much doing (read further below) what Obama, according to today’s Washington Post, has also done.

Today’s Washington Post reports:

Shortly after joining the U.S. Senate and while enjoying a surge in income, Barack Obama bought a $1.65 million restored Georgian mansion in an upscale Chicago neighborhood. To finance the purchase, he secured a $1.32 million loan from Northern Trust in Illinois.

The freshman Democratic senator received a discount. He locked in an interest rate of 5.625 percent on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, below the average for such loans at the time in Chicago. The loan was unusually large, known in banker lingo as a “super super jumbo.” Obama paid no origination fee or discount points, as some consumers do to reduce their interest rates.

Compared with the average terms offered at the time in Chicago, Obama’s rate could have saved him more than $300 per month.

Michelle and Barack Obama had extraordinary help in purchasing their mansion. Most (proud) Americans buy their houses without the assistance of so many benefactors.

Modest adjustments in mortgage rates are common among financial institutions as they compete for business or develop relationships with wealthy families. But amid a national housing crisis, news of discounts offered to Sens. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the banking committee, and Kent Conrad (D-N.D) by another lender, Countrywide Financial, has brought new scrutiny to the practice and has resulted in a preliminary Senate ethics committee inquiry into the Dodd and Conrad loans.

Within Obama’s presidential campaign organization, former Fannie Mae chief executive James A. Johnson resigned abruptly as head of the vice presidential search committee after his favorable Countrywide loan became public.

Obama, laughingly denied that Jim Johnson worked for him said: “I would have to hire the vetter to vet the vetters.”

Back to today’s Washington Post article and our question about why there is no Senate Ethics Committee investigation regarding Obama’s financial entanglements:

Driving the recent debate is concern that public officials, knowingly or unknowingly, may receive special treatment from lenders and that the discounts could constitute gifts that are prohibited by law.

“The real question is: Were congressmen getting unique treatment that others weren’t getting?” associate law professor Adam J. Levitin, a credit specialist at Georgetown University Law Center, said about the Countrywide loans. “Do they do business like that for people who are not congressmen? If they don’t, that’s a problem.” [snip]

In Obama’s case, he received a lower rate than the average offered at the time in Chicago for similarly structured jumbo loans. He secured his final mortgage commitment on June 8, 2005, and during that week, rates on similar loans for which information is available averaged 5.93 percent, according to HSH Associates, which surveys lenders. Another survey firm, Bankrate.com, placed the average at 6 percent.

“It’s certainly safe to say that this borrower did better than average,” said Keith Gumbinger, an HSH vice president, noting that consumer rates vary widely. “It’s a good deal.”

Michelle and Barack Obama sure get a lot of favors. Northern Trust is not the only Obama benefactor seeking a relationship with Obama. Finally, a Big Media outlet is exploring the wonderful, favor grabbing world of Michelle and Barack which Big Pink has been writing about since April 2007.

Around the same time, the University of Chicago Hospitals promoted Michelle Obama to a vice president and more than doubled her pay, to $317,000.

The couple wanted to step up from their $415,000 condo. They chose a house with six bedrooms, four fireplaces, a four-car garage and 5 1/2 baths, including a double steam shower and a marble powder room. It had a wine cellar, a music room, a library, a solarium, beveled glass doors and a granite-floored kitchen.

Lovely mansion Michelle and Barack. A while back we wrote: Hillary Clinton has a Rescue Plan; Barack Obama has a Rezko Plan. and Unlike Barack, most Americans don’t have an Antoin “Tony” Rezko to help buy houses they can’t afford. Americans will soon start to ask themselves “Where Is My Tony Rezko?” “Where Is My Rezko Rescue for a house I can’t afford?” “Where is my Tony Rezko?” “Where is my Chicago fixer?”

Since 1990, Northern Trust employees have donated more than $739,000 to federal campaigns, including $71,000 to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Obama’s house purchase has been a source of controversy. In 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that on the day of the closing, the wife of Obama’s longtime friend and fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko closed on an adjoining lot that had been the estate’s side yard.

The Obamas bought the house for $300,000 less than the asking price of $1.95 million, while Rezko’s wife, Rita, bought the neighboring lot for the full asking price of $625,000. Rita Rezko later sold a portion of the undeveloped lot to the Obamas, enlarging the senator’s yard.

Tony Rezko already had been linked to a grand jury investigation involving public corruption. Last month, he was convicted of 16 counts in an influence-peddling scheme that reached the highest levels of Illinois state government.

We are gratified that a Big Media outlet accurately reports that the “adjoining lot” Rita Rezko purchased was in fact “the estate’s side yard”. Obama could not have purchased the house without the side yard also being sold on the very same day. The article unfortunately does not point out that at the time Rita Rezko had little income and very little money in the bank. The Washington Post article also does not elaborate on the London Times story which stated The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

Senators Christopher Dodd and Kent Conrad are facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

The Senate Ethics Committee is beginning an initial investigation into whether Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) got preferential mortgage rates from Countrywide Financial Corp., even as the two senators are taking decidedly different approaches to dealing with the revelations.

Senate Ethics Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) confirmed today to The Washington Post’s Paul Kane that her panel had received an official complaint against Dodd and Conrad, a step which under Senate rules automatically triggers a preliminary inquiry into the matter. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wrote to both the House and Senate ethics panels last week asking for investigations. [snip]

Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, attempted to address the issue himself today in a press conference that, to use the journalistic cliche, “raised more questions than it answered.” [snip]

After reiterating that point, Dodd casually mentioned to surprised reporters that he and his wife had actually known back in 2003 that they had been put in some sort of “VIP” program.

V.I.P.? Was Obama a Northern Trust V.I.P.? Will the Senate ever investigate whether Obama received a favor from Northern Trust or (gasp!) Antoin “Tony” Rezko?

Senators Chris Dodd and Conrad will have to answer many questions about their mortgages. Will Barack Obama ever have to explain his financial entanglements?

Non-V.I.P. Americans don’t get help the V.I.P.s get. Remember Jim Johnson (Obama denied Johnson worked for him even as Johnson worked for him)?

Conrad, the Budget Committee chairman, said it was Johnson who referred him to Mozilo in 2002 when the North Dakotan was seeking a loan to buy a vacation home in Bethany Beach, Del.

The “good customer” excuse:

“They said they frequently made exceptions, especially for good customers, and I was a very good customer,” Conrad said.

An internal e-mail from Mozilo, however, said the exception was “due to the fact that the borrower is a senator,” according to the Portfolio report.

The American Thinker, a conservative publication has raised additional questions (and facts) regarding the Obama’s financial entanglements. The questions raised are too many and too complex to give a full accounting of here. This sentence summarizes the article well:

If nothing else, these connections illustrate how deeply the Obamas’ personal and financial lives are enmeshed in the world of Tony Rezko and the Chicago political machine.

For inquiring minds and to demonstrate some of the complex questions which need answering we will provide a little sample of The American Thinker‘s article:

Obama used a trust account through Northern Trust to purchase the home. His attorney, William Miceli, signed the real estate documents on behalf of the trust. The same William Miceli was a sometime supervisor of Obama when Obama worked at the law firm of Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland. This firm also did some work for Tony Rezko’s firm Rezmar, which has developed some projects that turned out to be disasters.

Miceli specializes in urban renewal land deals. Rezmar, of course, participated in numerous deals of this kind, including a deal with Allison Davis of the firm. Rezko also arranged to get Davis appointed by Gov. Blagojevich to the Illinois State Board of Investment. Davis has since left the law firm.

The house purchased by the Obamas had been gutted and renovated 6 years earlier by a former employee of Tony Rezko. At the time the Obamas became interested in the house, someone else had already obtained an option on the side yard lot. By sheer coincidence, Tony Rezko knew that person, and arranged for the option to remain unexercised when the Obamas purchased the home, leaving the side yard in the friendly hands of the crooked Chicago real estate wheeler-dealer’s wife.

The Obamas got their mortgage from Northern Trust. By curious coincidence, one of Michelle’s old friends joined that bank and is now in a particularly important position when it comes to information about the mortgage.

Kelly King Dibble has a long time friendship with Michelle Obama from the time they both worked at the Chicago Planning Dept, and she also worked for Rezko. Dibble went on to head the Illinois Housing Development Authority under Governor Blagojevich, with Rezko help. Dibble also hosted a fund raiser for Obama. More on Dibble here.

Dibble also was mentioned during the Rezko trial by Ali Ata. Dibble was a regular visitor to Rezko’s office while heading the IHDA (which is based in Chicago). She also crossed Rezko when she refused to hire a Rezko relative.

Dibble later resigned from the IHDA in Jan 2007 to take a job with Northern Trust, and is now Senior Vice President Public Affairs. So if Northern Trust is asked about the loan, Dibble will be in charge of framing the answers.

I have often wondered what role Dibble might have played in Obama’s house deal, since she was chummy with Michelle and Michelle was probably doing most of the house search. Did Dibble tell Rezko about the Obamas’ housing search? Was she also involved with the Northern Trust deal? (Although she still headed the IHDA at the time, she might have had contacts at Northern Trust to get such a plum job there later).

The media have focused on the Obama-Rezko connection, but I wonder how much Michelle was involved? She seems to have run the household, is a Harvard-trained lawyer, and she is no shrinking violet. Her father was a Democrat precinct captain so she is no stranger to the ways of Chicago politics.

There may only be smoke, no fire, in the Obamas’ mortgage transaction. But they certainly had a lot of help from a lot of friends of Tony Rezko.

There is an Obama Chicago Culture Of Corruption.

Superdelegates, Voters, Americans need answers to the question “Who is Barack Obama?”

We need a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

We know:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

We need to end Barack Obama’s Chicago Culture of Corruption.

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153 thoughts on “Barack Obama’s Chicago Culture Of Corruption

  1. Exploring the transportation costs of going to Denver as a direct result of the attempts to silence our voices. My resolve to vote against BHO thickens with every thug move. I had considered staying home but no more,

  2. Henry, We suspect Denver is going to be more productive than anyone knows.

    BTW, Clinton Supporters Count Too is meeting tonight in Columbus, Ohio to plan for Denver.

  3. Admin
    much cheaper to fly than bus/train. 360 round trip from pittsburgh. now on to explore campgrounds. funny thing I doubt I would have made this move without thier needling. I also shared your monty python old ladies bit on pumapac last night. to much approval. I recommended there that the media outlets be bombarded with that clip in the days before the convention. if they get a couple thousand emails containing it they’d have to give it some air time. Maybe geeklove could alter it a bit.
    oh and good morning.

  4. More Rezko related news:

    http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/national-106/121498584229490.xml&storylist=national

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three of the state’s governors have served time. Scores of legislators and aldermen have gotten into legal trouble over the years. But Illinois politicians haven’t seriously considered impeaching one of their own — until now.

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich finds his enemies these days boldly considering impeachment. The enemies? His fellow Democrats.

    The tension boiled over recently when House Speaker Michael Madigan, the powerful head of the state Democratic Party and Blagojevich’s main nemesis, circulated talking points to Democratic legislative candidates on how and why to call for impeachment hearings.

    Specifically, it suggests excising “a tumor.”

    “Criminal activity in the Blagojevich administration is no longer theoretical — it is proven,” Madigan’s memo says. “The first step to cleaning up the mess and getting the state back on track may be to remove the governor from office.”

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    The battle comes just a few years after Democrats benefited from the fallout caused by the previous unpopular governor, Republican George Ryan. In 2002, Democrats took control of the Legislature and governor’s mansion for the first time in a quarter-century thanks to the scandals that eventually landed Ryan in prison.

    An Illinois governor has never faced impeachment. Lawmakers considered impeaching a state Supreme Court justice a decade ago but didn’t follow through. Legislative researchers could only find one impeachment proceeding against a judge in the 1830s, which ended with no conviction.

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    Impeachment talk started among several House Democrats after allegations that Blagojevich had discussed a state board chairmanship with a top donor. The trial resulted in another Blagojevich donor and friend, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, being convicted on 16 of 24 counts of government corruption.

    Blagojevich has not been charged with any wrongdoing and denies the allegations.

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    Madigan’s memo, first obtained by The Associated Press, gave impeachment a push into the spotlight.

    It says the federal investigations into Blagojevich’s administration have “significantly impaired his ability to do his job as governor” and reminds Democrats of what Republicans faced when scandal surrounded Ryan. It lists 30 Blagojevich “misdeeds,” including insulting Madigan by calling him a “conservative Republican.”

  5. Henry, let us all know about accomodations. We will update tomorrow on what the Clinton Supporters Count Too are planning and how they are getting to Denver.

  6. oops sorry about the triple post I guess with the http it was just delayed. However I could read the article 3 times and relish it more each time

  7. Either Obama is full of it, or he is ineffectual and weak
    By Erick

    There is a pattern out there. Jim Webb, Jay Rockefeller, Rand Beers, Wesley Clark, Tom Harkin, and a host of others are trying to discredit John McCain’s most natural strength, at least a strength that polls very well.

    All are making the case that because McCain was a prisoner of war and missed out on the action in Vietnam he really has no military experience to make himself competent in that arena.

    Clark is a campaign surrogate for Obama. Rand Beers is an advisor. The others support Obama and are in various ways connected to the campaign.

    I am not going to express outrage at the Obama campaign. This can be no surprise to any of us. The man is a compulsive befriender of dirtbags. His campaign excels at having dirtbag surrogates.

    Likewise, Obama has no core principles. That the man had to give a speech defending his patriotism is generally proof that most most people recognize he has no patriotism except as a matter of convenience. His whole goal is to get elected President. He will say, do, and lie about anything to get there. It is his ambition. Just as his need to take issue against his country helped him with the far left voters who first sent him into office in Illinois, now he needs to embrace his country in toto to get to the next office.

    We cannot be surprised at this.

    But we can point something out.

    When Obama said the Democrats would no longer take lobbyist money, the DCCC ignored him. The DNC itself is using lobbyist money to pay for its convention in total defiance of Barack Obama’s orders.

    Therefore, in this case, we are left with only two conclusions. Either this effort to diminish John McCain’s service in the military is an intentional, willful strategy of the Obama campaign using surrogates while purportedly giving Obama plausible deniability, or Obama cannot tell them to stop because he is too weak and ineffectual for anyone in his party to take him seriously enough to listen to him.

    The first is a disgusting trait of his character that should give one pause if they wish to vote for him. It is also, given what we already know about Obama, the most likely conclusion.

    The second is a sign that in office, Obama would be a figurehead unable to stop or influence the leftists he would no doubt bring into office with him. The claims of moderate policy he wants would be ignored in favor of the radical advancement of liberalism his core supporters demand.

    Either case makes Obama a bad choice for President.

  8. Start the stop watch. Prepare for an Obama flip.
    By Erick

    This is good news.

    Iraq’s efforts on 15 of 18 benchmarks are “satisfactory” — almost twice of what it determined to be the case a year ago, the White House reports in a new assessment to Congress. The May 2008 report card, obtained by the Associated Press, determines that only two of the benchmarks — enacting and implementing laws to disarm militias and distribute oil revenues — are unsatisfactory.

    In the past 12 months, since the White House released its first formal assessment of Iraq’s military and political progress, Baghdad politicians have reached several new agreements seen as critical to easing sectarian tensions.

    I suspect that at any time Barack Obama will throw under the bus his former opposition to the war and declare it both a success and acknowledge that he always knew it was going to be successful.

    But don’t you call him on it. If you do, you are a dirty racist.

  9. news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/07/01/obama-denies-rebuking-clark/

    If we had more Commanders in Chiefs that had POW experience, we would have better decisions for our Soldiers. The ones that belong to the everyday American parents that hug their children, as they leave for wars, some never to return. McCain knows the ultimate experience that some of these young soldiers will face first hand, and he will make his decisions wisely, based on that. An experience that few if any leaders or Commander In Chiefs around the world have.

    Yes, someone should apologize for those words.

  10. “Most important is the matter of Mr. Obama’s political character — and how honest he is being about what he truly believes. His voting record in the Senate and in Illinois, as well as his primary positions, would make him the most liberal Presidential candidate since George McGovern in 1972. But he clearly doesn’t want voters to believe that in November. He’s still the Obama Americans don’t know.” — The Wall Street Journal

    Bush’s Third Term
    Editorial
    Wall Street Journal
    July 2, 2008

    We’re beginning to understand why Barack Obama keeps protesting so vigorously against the prospect of “George Bush’s third term.” Maybe he’s worried that someone will notice that he’s the candidate who’s running for it.

    Most Presidential candidates adapt their message after they win their party nomination, but Mr. Obama isn’t merely “running to the center.” He’s fleeing from many of his primary positions so markedly and so rapidly that he’s embracing a sizable chunk of President Bush’s policy. Who would have thought that a Democrat would rehabilitate the much-maligned Bush agenda?

    Take the surveillance of foreign terrorists. Last October, while running with the Democratic pack, the Illinois Senator vowed to “support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies” that assisted in such eavesdropping after 9/11. As recently as February, still running as the liberal favorite against Hillary Clinton, he was one of 29 Democrats who voted against allowing a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee reform of surveillance rules even to come to the floor.

    Two weeks ago, however, the House passed a bill that is essentially the same as that Senate version, and Mr. Obama now says he supports it. Apparently legal immunity for the telcos is vital for U.S. national security, just as Mr. Bush has claimed. Apparently, too, the legislation isn’t an attempt by Dick Cheney to gut the Constitution. Perhaps it is dawning on Mr. Obama that, if he does become President, he’ll be responsible for preventing any new terrorist attack. So now he’s happy to throw the New York Times under the bus.

    Next up for Mr. Obama’s political blessing will be Mr. Bush’s Iraq policy. Only weeks ago, the Democrat was calling for an immediate and rapid U.S. withdrawal. When General David Petraeus first testified about the surge in September 2007, Mr. Obama was dismissive and skeptical. But with the surge having worked wonders in Iraq, this week Mr. Obama went out of his way to defend General Petraeus against MoveOn.org’s attacks in 2007 that he was “General Betray Us.” Perhaps he had a late epiphany.

    Look for Mr. Obama to use his forthcoming visit to Iraq as an excuse to drop those withdrawal plans faster than he can say Jeremiah Wright “was not the person that I met 20 years ago.” The Senator will learn — as John McCain has been saying — that withdrawal would squander the gains from the surge, set back Iraqi political progress, and weaken America’s strategic position against Iran. Our guess is that he’ll spin this switcheroo as some kind of conditional commitment, saying he’ll stay in Iraq as long as Iraqis are making progress on political reconciliation, and so on. As things improve in Iraq, this would be Mr. Bush’s policy too.

    Mr. Obama has also made ostentatious leaps toward Mr. Bush on domestic issues. While he once bid for labor support by pledging a unilateral rewrite of Nafta, the Democrat now says he favors free trade as long as it works for “everybody.” His economic aide, Austan Goolsbee, has been liberated from the five-month purdah he endured for telling Canadians that Mr. Obama’s protectionism was merely campaign rhetoric. Now that Mr. Obama is in a general election, he can’t scare the business community too much.

    Back in the day, the first-term Senator also voted against the Supreme Court nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito. But last week he agreed with their majority opinion in the Heller gun rights case, and with their dissent against the liberal majority’s ruling to ban the death penalty for rape. Mr. Obama seems to appreciate that getting pegged as a cultural lefty is deadly for national Democrats — at least until November.

    This week the great Democratic hope even endorsed spending more money on faith-based charities. Apparently, this core plank of Mr. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” is not the assault on church-state separation that the ACLU and liberals have long claimed. And yesterday, Mr. Obama’s campaign unveiled an ad asserting his support for welfare reform that “slashed the rolls by 80 percent.” Never mind that Mr. Obama has declared multiple times that he opposed the landmark 1996 welfare reform.

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    All of which prompts a couple of thoughts. The first is that Mr. Obama doesn’t seem to think American political sentiment has moved as far left as most of the media claim. Another is that the next President, whether Democrat or Republican, is going to embrace much of Mr. Bush’s foreign and antiterror policy whether he admits it or not. Think Eisenhower endorsing Truman’s Cold War architecture.

    Most important is the matter of Mr. Obama’s political character — and how honest he is being about what he truly believes. His voting record in the Senate and in Illinois, as well as his primary positions, would make him the most liberal Presidential candidate since George McGovern in 1972. But he clearly doesn’t want voters to believe that in November. He’s still the Obama Americans don’t know.

    Read The Wall Street Journal Editorial

  11. If he was facing anyone but mcCain, he would not stand a chance….sadly, McCain has very little charisma and will be unable to stop this fraud…..

  12. This is the proposed video from
    http://tominpaine.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-obama-loses-election-in-30-seconds.html

    How Obama loses the election in 30 seconds.

    OPEN ON BLACK AND WHITE STILL OF McCAIN LYING PRONE IN A NORTH VIETNAMESE PRISON CAMP.

    VO: For 4 years John McCain stood up for America as a POW in a North Vietnamese prison camp refusing under torture to make anti- American statements to be used as propaganda, never knowing when any given day might be his last.

    INTERCUT VARIOUS SHOTS OF OBAMA AND JEREMIAH WRIGHT EMBRACING AND SMILING, THEN WRIGHT ON HIS PULPIT RAILING WITH ONE OF HIS SERMONS.

    V.O: For 17 years Barack Obama wouldn’t stand up for America against the anti-American statements made by his own pastor in a black church on the south side of Chicago until his political ambitions made it neccessary.

    TWO STILLS SIDE BY SIDE – A B&W STILL OF McCAIN AS POW – OBAMA AND WRIGHT SMILING FOR THE CAMERA.

    V.O.: Years before asking anyone for a single vote each made a choice. On November 4th it will be time to make yours.

    FREEZE FRAME: McCAIN IN HIS DRESS WHITE NAVY UNIFORM ON CRUTCHES GETTING A MEDAL.

    SUPER: John McCain For President.

    SFX: Wright(V.O):”On September 11th the chickens came home to roost..”

    See you in Denver.

    Posted by Marc Rubin at

  13. Obviously, he is pandering to evangelical Christians, Independents, and Republicans.

    Interesting article about the house deal. As with everything, connected with BHO, it is very convuluted, and smacks of corruption. I wish, I could have received such a great interest rate.

  14. jbstonesfan Says:

    July 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 am
    If he was facing anyone but mcCain, he would not stand a chance….sadly, McCain has very little charisma and will be unable to stop this fraud…..

    I would not underestimate the intelligence of the American people. The 18 million voted for Hillary might not be all for Hillary, some were anti-BHO. Primary voters are more partisans. Even among Democratic partisans, BHO had plenty of trouble. If not for those initial Republican trolls in the early primary states, BHO won’t even be where he is now. Since late March, nothing good happened to BHO. The only thing he gained is the Democratic party machine. I doubt party machine could propel a fraud to be the President.

  15. Pls wake up Democrats…it’s not too late….BHO is a Phony…I was a lifelong Democrat and I am now an Independent, and I will never vote for BHO. This rookie is a joke….

  16. Jonesfan. Fortunately, one of the eternal verities of most elections is that people do not vote for the candidate they prefer because that is not the choice that is presented. Rather they end up voting for the one they dislike least-the lesser of hte two evils. That being the case McCain stands an excellent chance. I am more interested in the question of superdelegates. Do they have no little regard for the country they supposedly serve, the oath of office they have sworn to and the welfare of their constituents to nominate this dangerously incompetent business as ususal shill, who is throwing wild haymakes which land on his own chin one after another and will bring a thousand misfortunes to the country. It is not too late to return the money, correct the mistake and look themselves in the mirror again.

  17. I would think what must appeal to the SDs the most is being on the winning team, as it is that team that calls the shots.

    When do the SDs realize that the Risk of supporting O has a high percentage of putting you on the losing team.

    The late vote always breaks toward the known comfortable candidate.

  18. Why bother to have an ethics committee in the first place if it is unwilling to take a hard look at something like this?

    Years ago I tried to give a pen to a congressman who happened to admire it. She was a personal friend and I had no business relationship whatsoever wiht her office. She flatly refused to accept it and got upset with me for even offering it to her. She was honest too I might add.

    Well, I felt bad about the whole incident and decided that would be as good a time as any to read up on the law to see what I had done wrong.
    What I found was that at that time, it was a problem for a member of congress to accept an item which was valued over $25. Whether there was merely a reporting obligation or a penalty I cannot recall. But it was a problem.

    I have no idea what the rule is today, but I would be surprised if it has loosened that much–particularly after obama passed legislation which requires members of congress to stand up while they are having meals with lobbyists.

  19. I do not trust a senate ethics review on obama…if it is headed by the likes of Boxer, Tim Johnson etc..

    Tim Johnson also flip-flopped; he said he would change his support to Hillary if she won SD; well she won and he never issued a statement on his change from Obama to Hillary. And I am past caring if he wass sick for such a long time.

    Enough is Enough from these mealy mouthed politicians!

  20. And if I hear from these stupid senators that they will be giving back the difference money they benefitted by these “preferential loans” to charity, I will be pissed. WHICH CHARITY? WHOSE CHARITY..

  21. I think the greatest exposure is the down ticket exposure. Lets do some very crude forecasting. Here is how I see it:

    Scenario 1: america says I do not care about qualifications, experience and judgment. What I want is a sexy young dude with a charcoal voice to lead us off the cliff, as one delsional 20 something recently put it. Ergo: Obama in a landslide, gain veto proof majority in congress. (Probablility: very low. How low? Lower than McCaskills character).

    Scenario 2: america says I like to hedge my bet. I feel pelosi and reid are a failure, but I will keep a democratic congress, because I have to vote for mccain in the white house. That way I am protected against the excesses of both parties, and maybe a spirit of bipartisanship will emerge. I will never vote for Obama he is dangerous. (Probablility: low to moderate).

    Scenario 3: america says I want nothing to do with obama or anyone who supported him, contrary to the wishes of my district. I feel it is my patrotic duty and my obligation as a mature adult to vote for his opponent. I will not entrust my future and my childrens future to him. This is not a rock concert it is reality. Dems lose swing districts and white house. (moderate to high as he continues to slide–and once the republicans weigh in it will be more dramatic).

  22. You have to wonder what the powers that be have told the SD when he is going to close the Deal.

    I think they have been saying that since March. Maybe a young person just cannot beat an experience women or an elder statesman.

    SDs you got to wonder. Remember many of you have your careers banking on this also.

    SO WHEN DOES HE CLOSE THE DEAL!!!!! He is not living up to many expectations.

  23. Obama is not closing the deal, in fact more and more DEMOCRATS don’t TRUST HIM and are looking for other people to support. Those who are more centrist are voting for McCain and those that are more to the left are voting for Nader because they trust these men words.

    They know compromise will be needed but 180% flim-flop in a day is not what a fighter do. Obama is WEAK, WEAK, WEAK.

  24. Bloggers on Obama’s own website:
    “His promise to filibuster earlier in the year, and the decision to switch on that is seen as a real character problem….”
    No kidding! Has anyone blogged on that site? Might be worth it to join that group and start something.

    And, re WSJ article that to identify who is running for Bush’s third term, we only have to look as far as Obama – no kidding! As I posted a couple of times (at the risk of looking like a conspiracy theorist) Daley met Bush for dinner on his (Daley’s) birthday the year before last. It was widely reported as very congenial – he is a Bush supporter. Most people believe that Daley is a Democrat in name only – and Obama belongs to Daley. They may have decided that Obama is the next combine figurehead – to firmly maintain the status quo. Bamboozlement writ large.

    Back to the group on BO website that is disgruntled with Obama’s flip-flop on FISA, if they ever thought that Obama would create the kind of change they are looking for, reform of any type, or change of any kind, then these people are delusional.

  25. Going with the theme set by admin, today’s Washington Post also brings up the sweetheart deal between the Obamas and their lender:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/01/AR2008070103008.html?nav=hcmodule

    Obama Got Discount on Home Loan
    Campaign Defends Lower Rate as Lender Competition for BusinessShortly after joining the U.S. Senate and while enjoying a surge in income, Barack Obama bought a $1.65 million restored Georgian mansion in an upscale Chicago neighborhood. To finance the purchase, he secured a $1.32 million loan from Northern Trust in Illinois.

    The freshman Democratic senator received a discount. He locked in an interest rate of 5.625 percent on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, below the average for such loans at the time in Chicago. The loan was unusually large, known in banker lingo as a “super super jumbo.” Obama paid no origination fee or discount points, as some consumers do to reduce their interest rates.

    Compared with the average terms offered at the time in Chicago, Obama’s rate could have saved him more than $300 per month.
    &&&&

    Follow the link to see the whole darn thing. Enjoy.

  26. Obama is not closing the deal, in fact more and more DEMOCRATS don’t TRUST HIM and are looking for other people to support. Those who are more centrist are voting for McCain and those that are more to the left are voting for Nader because they trust these men words.
    ———————————————
    Right Carbynew. How could it be otherwise–for anyone who is paying attention. The cruel part of this is he had alot of young people believing in him. Many still do. But sooner or later this kind of disillusionment is the fate of all movement politics–as opposed to the more rational interest based politics.

  27. Also, orginally, the house and lot, were to be sold together for 2.2 million dollars. The house and lot had been one enity for 80 years, until Obama and Rezko had the lot subdivided, which was approved by the Landmark Commision. MO was a member of the commission. Interesting article on NO Quarter.

    from the comments section:
    “Comment by hank48188 | 2008-07-02 10:31:52

    I think you need to read the story that was on this site about a year ago, it’s called “How to buy a Mansion you Can’t Afford. This house was sitting on a single parcel for 80 years, since it was built, and the owner wanted to sell for $2.2 million. Michelle Obama was on the Landmarks Commission in Chicago and because this house is in a Historic District she was informed it was for sale. Obama couldn’t afford the house but Obama and Rezko came up with a plan to have the owner split the house and the vacant lot, Obama would buy the house and Rezko’s wife would buy the lot. Rezko didn’t really have the money needed for the down payment on the lot so he got a $3.5 million loan from a middle-eastern billionaire names Nadhmi Auchi. Both deals closed on the same day, the owner didn’t want to be BAMBOOZELED or HOODWINKED by Rezko and Obama and insisted on this, after all, when he listed the property it was just 1 parcel and he wanted both parts sold together.

    noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/07/02/obamas-got-discounted-home-loan/#more-3390

  28. Awesome post, admin. I’ve been as frustrated with Big Media’s coverage of this year’s race as much as anyone, but I have to say, the Washington Post is a truly fantastic newspaper. I grew up inside the beltway and was raised on a steady diet of it, so maybe I’m biased, but let’s not forget — this is the outfit that took down Nixon. If I could only have access to one internet website (other than email!) it’d be the Washington Post. Glad to see they’re finally focusing their lens on at least some of Obama’s major transgressions.

  29. More of Obama Mimics W. What’s next, “I’m a uniter, not a divid…”; oh wait, he already did that.

    For the whole thing:

    hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBAMA_SERVICE?SITE=CONGRA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    Here is the first few paragraphs:

    Jul 2, 12:34 PM EDT
    Obama touts volunteerism, cribbing a Bush theme

    By JENNIFER LOVEN COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a bastion of the religious right, Barack Obama is talking up the importance of volunteerism, part of a flag-draped week focused on God, country, service, veterans and freedom – and on cribbing themes from the successful campaigns of President Bush.

    Wednesday’s main message was the need to boost service by all Americans in all spheres – the military, overseas and in neighborhoods.

    In the prepared text of Obama’s speech, he said the quiet following Friday’s Fourth of July celebrations would be a good time to look beyond the “bustle and busyness” of everyday obligations to find a way to contribute.

    “I hope you take that moment to think about what you can do to shape the future of this country we love,” the Democratic presidential hopeful was to say in a University of Colorado gym. “Loving your country shouldn’t just mean watching fireworks on the 4th of July.”
    &&&&&

    The dude is bogus.

  30. Who’s doing this suspicious research? “If the election were held today…”, Obama is 96% likely to win???

    blogs.cqpolitics.com/groundgame/2008/07/obama-958-likely-to-win.html

    Obama: 95.8% Likely to Win
    By Eric Pfeiffer | July 1, 2008 4:12 PM

    His article then in turn points to his source:

    election-projection.net

    Some interesting graphics, but I’m curious about the realness of the data and the underlying assumptions.

    Who are these people? Reliable? Or Obamabots? Wouldn’t surprise me if this is what his army of 400 online blogger mercernaries are up to: putting out false “information” to form a perception of “inevitability”.

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  32. More hope and change from the one we have been waiting for who will never bamboozle us:

    Obama touts volunteerism, cribbing a Bush theme

  33. I have been trying to decide what I would say if I were Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and something came out about this little mortgage . . . mishap.

    I guess I would say something like: what is the use of having power if you dont abuse it?

  34. I know many people was upset that Hillary Clinton supported the ticket but I admire her keeping her word and that means a lot to me. I think it was very hard for the Clintons to do want they had to do but I think it was a brilliant move.

    I’m not happy Hillary had to suspend her winning campaign but as long as the backstabbers remained hidden she would have continued to be undercut and undermine by the PARTY. Hillary strength comes from the people and the people still love and support her…not the WEAK ASS DEMOCRATIC? TALIBAN LEADERSHIP.

    The DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEAK LEADERSHIP SELECTED the tactics and THREW MANY LONG TIME GROUPS OFF THE BUS with help from WEAK WOMEN ORGANIZATIONS who love access to power more then they LOVE PROTECTING WOMEN RIGHTS.

    For all their SILENCE on the SEXISM AND MYSOGINY that went on during the primary..they colluded in the evil buying into this MESS that has reprecussion for years to come, they only saw sexism and mysoginy when it only applied to Michelle Obama and her dissmal failue to connect with the American voters outside of her narrow support base.

    Howard Dean/Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid/John Kerry and the rest of the WEAK ASS DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP opportunistic behavior only confirmed everything the REPUBLICANS has said from day one on why this DO NOTHING CONGRESS has BEEN unable to beat a very WEAKEN President in George W. Bush.

    In fact it was Code Pink two years ago who blew the trumpet on this WEAK BUNCH of RICH FRAUDS who has not sacrifice anything for this country like those in their organisation.

    Obama does not have the Clinton to kick around any more and the more he is out there parading his feeble skills the more people are seeing that the EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES ON.

    Whatever you do….DON’T GIVE A DIME TO THE DNC and if they still continue to jump off the clif…DON’T FOLLOW!!!

    Vote for McCain or Nader but DON’T BE LEMMINGS because Country is about Party every time and a WEAK LEADER WILL HURT ALL OF US and WE CAN’T AFFORD TO HAVE ANOTHER WEAK PRESIDENT in OFFICE that is WORSE THEN THE ONE BEFORE!!

  35. rgb44hrc Says:

    July 2nd, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    Who’s doing this suspicious research? “If the election were held today…”, Obama is 96% likely-to-win.html

    Obama: 95.8% Likely to Win
    By Eric Pfeiffer | July 1, 2008 4:12 PM

    ———————————————-

    This guy was active on National Review on Line a few years back. If that is still the case then he is probably carrying water for the Republicans. I have it on good authority that they are scared to death that Hillary will tank before the convention and will have to face Hillary. Therefore they have stopped attacking him and watched in dismay as he attacks himself to the utter dismay and bewilderment of his constituents. Themeatically, it is utterly irrelevant if he would win today unless you were looking to ensure that he is the nominee at the convention. Once the doors are slammed behind him and the party is trapped they will step forward with the long knives. It isnt that the republicans are so smart but the demoncrats are so stupid that they manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  36. They sure are trying. But the reliable polls don’t show anything like that.

    I guess those polls are the hopes and dreams they talk about.

  37. meiyingsu, that is a very good Wall Street Journal editorial you posted.

    http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB121495450490321133.html

    excerpts:

    We’re beginning to understand why Barack Obama keeps protesting so vigorously against the prospect of “George Bush’s third term.” Maybe he’s worried that someone will notice that he’s the candidate who’s running for it.

    and this one which reads like we wrote it:

    Most important is the matter of Mr. Obama’s political character – and how honest he is being about what he truly believes. His voting record in the Senate and in Illinois, as well as his primary positions, would make him the most liberal Presidential candidate since George McGovern in 1972. But he clearly doesn’t want voters to believe that in November. He’s still the Obama Americans don’t know.

  38. OK, I sent my letter to CREW. Now, I just have to share this.
    An old, old Jewish guy, grandfather of a friend, who heard us talking on the phone and couldn’t resist, once again, taking the phone out of her hand to give me his take on our conversation. It went something like this:

    “Racist, schmasist, who the hell cares? The way they’re using that word, it’s meaningless. They made it meaningless! Call me a window fan if it pleases you, you still don’t get my vote!
    And another thing, why do the AA’s think it’s so important to vote for this half-white man raised in Indonesia and Hawaii? Ridiculous! This whole thing is ridiculous! He’s another bungler who can’t think straight – like that addle-brained bungler we got in the White House now! Both of them air-heads, in love with themselves, propped up by God knows who! For what reasons! Money! Do they care what happens to this country? Hah! They don’t remember all the rich guys who jumped out the windows on Wall Street when the country went into the great depression.
    Meanwhile, waiting in the wings, we got a woman at least as smart and strong as Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, in fact, and I’ll say it, she’s smarter and better able to lead the world than anybody living – maybe even than dead! You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna vote for all the damned Republicans –- you know why? Because I love the Democratic Party like it used to be, and I want to see it get cleaned up even if I don’t live long enough! The way it is now they’re a lot of spineless connivers! They stand for nothing! Nothing! Listen, I’ll tell you something else….” Finally, I got a word in, “Have you heard about PUMA?”

  39. lil ol grape: he may be old but he sure has got his wits about him–more so than many people half his age. Thanks for sharing that.

  40. # jbstonesfan Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    If he was facing anyone but mcCain, he would not stand a chance….sadly, McCain has very little charisma and will be unable to stop this fraud…..
    &&&&&&

    jb, you’re back to your good old sky-is-falling self.

    I disagree with you 100%. McCain was the Republicans’ best and only chance this year.

    In an election year where Dems have so many advantages, where Bush’s ratings are dismal (although Congress still manages to poll even worse), where the nation feels we are on “the wrong track” on many issues, this should be the Dems’ year. “They have to try to lose it”. And it indeed looks as if yet again, they’ll be able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    How? Of course, by picking the least qualified, least centrist candidate.

    So McCain, despite his supposed charisma gap, still enjoys widespread trust.

    Of course, I do not know for certain that BO will lose, so I will work extra hard to ensure he does, either in November, or maybe even in August in Denver.

  41. Thank You, Admin, for posting my notices.

    The NO WE WON’T LIVE Blog Radio Show is one of the most innovative methods for quick rebuttals TO the LEFT who are accusing her of being a Republican.

    The simple Truth: She donated to McCain in 2000 against Bush during the Primary!

    Thanks Again,

    Mrs. Smith

  42. Good day all…just passing through. Home again after a trip to the Big Apple to meet with the organizers of http://www.18MillionVoices.blogspot.com (which although it was an attempted target of GoogObamabots as well) is still there.

    Had a few good times in a very rainy Gay Pride, but wanted to say hi before I go back outside and continue painting the fence….

    Also (and forgive me if this was posted a few days ago) I wanted to be sure everyone saw this from the quintessential purveyor of venom-filled Hopium Juice….who MUST be on drugs.

    http://www.dailynewstribune.com/opinion/x1816437866/Brazile-Democrats-unity-bodes-ill-for-McCain

  43. Implicit, but not stated, in my previous comment, was that the Repubs were smart to choose the most centrist, most experienced candidate. Not only does JM have many years Senate experience, and military experience, but his run against W. made him the presumptive front runner early on. Yes, he managed to piddle that away, but upon seeing the many other less qualified candidates up close, they knew McCain was their best and only real shot at winning after the Dismal Bush Years.

  44. Michelle “I want a discount house” Obama polls badly 30% see her favorably, 35% unfavorably.

  45. Admin! I hope you are well! Nice post today. These folks ARE JUST LIKE the thieves and liars they have hung with for over twenty years.

    Obama’s beliefs are INGRAINED. The more we look into WHO he was influenced by and RAISED WITH for his LIFETIME, the more we realize that he IS the product of a “Big C” communist philosophy. His mom, his Hawaiian friends, Popper, Dean, the radical 60’s folks were just not “around” him, they were PART of his BEING.

    As for MO, I was listening to the radio today, and I heard this statistic. Also, with all the magazine covers, the make overs, the television interviews, the “WE LOVE HILLARY” comments and more, she is not gaining ground. Americans are NOT stupid all the time. But still, the poll was cited, and surprise, surprise…the REASON cited she was not doing well…..? Why…RACISM, of course! OURS not HERS and that of her CANNOT BE TRUSTED HUSMAND.

  46. Lil ole grape, thanks for sending the letter to CREW. We need an ethics investigation of the grabby Obamas.

  47. Senator Barack Obama’s decision to support legislation granting legal immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperated with the Bush administration’s program of wiretapping without warrants has led to an intense backlash among some of his most ardent supporters.

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    Election GuideMore Politics NewsThousands of them are now using the same grass-roots organizing tools previously mastered by the Obama campaign to organize a protest against his decision.

    Isn’t that cute? The koolaide drinkers still think Daddy gives a rats ass what they want.

  48. Michelle “I want a discount house”

    I guess, 1.3 million for a house, is considered a “discount house.”

  49. Idunn, the Hopium smokers don’t realize the Obamas are grifters and not interested in anything the Hopium smokers say – the Obamas just want to grab the Hopium smokers’ money.

  50. I’m thinkin’ being a “Community Organizer” has paid off pretty well for this guy and his family.

    How about a new TV Show: “The Bamboozlers” ?

    Sitcom OR Reality…either will do with these folks.

  51. jbstone – I read on another blog a maxxed out contributor – the excess funds are going to Clinton’s 2012 Senate run and there’s fine print too or the 2012 GE…something like that.

  52. I think that Obama is smoking more than Hopium – all his lies, even simple gaffes like 57 states, could be attributed to a forgetfulness brought on by …

  53. even simple gaffes like 57 states, could be attributed to a forgetfulness brought on by …

    Or he was talking about the steak sauce. “States” “steaks”… the similarity of sounds could confuse even a 1st grader. 😉

  54. Article on yahoo says Waffles may pick Gephardt as VP, and that Repubs fear him the most. Point no. 1: Repubs would never say publicly whom they’re most afraid of; this is most likely disinfo.

    Point no. 2: Gephardt is one of the most boring human beings on the face of the earth. Yes, I know he’s got decent blue-collar creds, but still …

    What do you guys think of Gephardt? If Waffles chooses him, I think the main reaction will be a big yawn.

    news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20080702/ts_usnews/gopenvisionsgephardtaspossibleobamarunningmate

  55. Jeeeze do i feel stupid!! been sitting over on the last article all day long wondering where everyone was today LOL!!!

    so is everyone ready for BBQ and Fireworks??!!!

    it’s been a big struggle here trying to get the teenagers to quit running with their friends and help me pack this farm ..
    we move in a week and i am not even half way packed yet 🙁

    but sure am looking forward to friday at lake okoboji,Ia
    a day of sand/surf Music and amusement park fun and most of all getting the packing tape out of my hands! LOL!!

  56. What do you guys think of Gephardt? If Waffles chooses him, I think the main reaction will be a big yawn.

    Well, he sure won’t have to worry about Dick upstaging him. 🙄

  57. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t want Hillary as VP, but anyone he picks is going to pale in comparison to her. Period.

  58. On the other hand, I sure could make ALOT of jokes if he did pick dick.

    (chuckle) And I wasn’t even trying that time. 😉

  59. Anyway, Bambi doesn’t know Dick like I know Dick.

    (make me stop! This is highly inappropriate!)

  60. wbboei, If you’re still here, you make an interesting point about why the GOP seems to be refraining from wholeheartedly attacking Waffles.

  61. We already had one VP Dick we don’t need another.

    And a tricky Dick.

    If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a…

  62. The dem ticket is boring. Maybe, they are just floating names, to get reactions.

    We don’t need another tricky Dick.

  63. Admin

    Great article again!

    I happily sent my message to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics!!

  64. djia Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Jeeeze do i feel stupid!! been sitting over on the last article all day long wondering where everyone was today LOL!!!
    &&&&&

    I’ve done that too: “Hmmm, awfully quiet here today…”.

    Doh!

  65. gephardt would be a intersting choice. he was a strong hillary supporter from the get go.

  66. The black tide is forming and a storm is brewing.All caused bj Dean,Brazille and the DNC.Returned their letter asking for poling questions and of course MONEY.My answer was a chance to vent my anger for the way they stole the primary from Hillary.It also cost them return postage. I listened to a AA female singer render the new Black National Anthem.Upset a lot of people that Obama is going to change this country of all into a country of retaliation and reparations.HILLARY your country needs you more than ever to stop this cottonpicker from ever reaching Denver and his hopes for a black America. If he should happen to succeed,I am going into the rug business.”Prayer Rug That Is”.His followers are going to be forced to own and use one daily. That is what he means when he pushes for CHANGE. Knee Pads and Socks with no holes will be available as extras’.Sundays will be BOGO days for the loyal cult members. I am having fun with all this but we must be aware of what he is about to do to our lives and our great America.

    By ABM90 Still fighting for Hillary

  67. what the heck is a bogo day?? is that a typo that should be “Bongo” or just a “bong” Day ?? 😀 LOL

  68. Gallup has Bambi and McCain in a statistical tie again today. What a dud of a candidate….

  69. birdgal,

    it has to do with this news story

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,375164,00.html

    A jazz singer shocked some Denver residents after replacing the words to the national anthem with those of the “Black National Anthem” during the annual State of the City address this week.

    Rene Marie was asked to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper delivered the annual address on Tuesday. Instead, she sang the lyrics of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — a hymn commonly referred to as the “Black National Anthem” — to the tune of the national anthem, MyFOXColorado.com reported.

    “If anyone has got a right to be angry it’s probably me,” Hickenlooper told the station. “I guess what I feel most is just deeply disappointed.”

    The mayor said only Marie, her husband and a musical adviser knew what the local jazz singer had in mind.

    “What she said was that she was very sorry, that she meant no disrespect, that she was trying to make a creative expression of her love for the country,” Hickenlooper said.

    But the change in lyrics angered many residents, including City Councilman Charlie Brown.

    “I was mad,” he told MyFOXColorado.com. “I almost walked off the stage.”

    Brown said the matter needs to be addressed. “There is no substitute for the national anthem.”

    Click here to see the full report at MyFOXColorado.com.

  70. here are the lyrics

    LIFT EV’RY VOICE AND SING
    also known as “The Black National Anthem”
    by James Weldon Johnson

    Lift ev’ry voice and sing,
    Till earth and heaven ring.
    Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
    Let our rejoicing rise,
    High as the list’ning skies,
    Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
    Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
    Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
    Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
    Let us march on till victory is won.

    Stony the road we trod,
    Bitter the chast’ning rod,
    Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
    Yet with a steady beat,
    Have not our weary feet,
    Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
    We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
    We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
    Out from the gloomy past,
    Till now we stand at last
    Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

    God of our weary years,
    God of our silent tears,
    Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
    Thou who has by Thy might,
    Led us into the light,
    Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
    Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
    Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee,
    Shadowed beneath thy hand,
    May we forever stand,
    True to our God,
    True to our native land.

  71. That is a great song, however, it was inappropriately sung at the Denver mayor’s state of the city address.
    ***

    One councilmember said …

    City Council member Charlie Brown
    >>>”This is the State of the City address. It’s not an NAACP convention,” Brown was quoted in the Rocky Mountain News.

    ***
    Kinda makes me feel like what we are going to see in Denver in August

  72. Colin Powell in Private Confab With Obama

    Sen. Barack Obama and former Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell met privately two weeks ago, according to an exclusive report in the National Journal’s On Call blog.

    Powell, who last month in British Columbia hinted that he might vote for Obama, met with the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee in Powell’s Alexandria, Va., office on June 18.

    Story continues below

    The meeting was confirmed by Peggy Cifrino, Powell’s spokeswoman, who said the two met for about an hour. She told On Call that the meeting was “Just an informal conversation,” and added, “There’s no looming endorsement. They came to talk about issues.”

    Cifrino said that Powell and Sen. John McCain met the week prior in Arlington.

    On June 26, veteran Washington columnist Robert Novak wrote, “Powell probably will enter Obama’s camp at a time of his own choosing.” Later that day, On Call noted that Juan Williams, NPR senior correspondent and Fox News political contributor, touted a McCain/Powell pairing

  73. ***
    Kinda makes me feel like what we are going to see in Denver in August

    Especially, with the emphasis on faith-based practices.

  74. Personally, I think gospel music is quite beautiful, but I’m not sure, how appropriate it is, for a political convention.

  75. abm90.. please stop your crap.. admin can you please ban this troll.. in our cause we are united to fight for hillary and are issue based opponents of bambi.. the kind of dialogue emanating out of abm is bordering trash.. i hope others agree..

  76. Debbie

    I agree it is a good song…….but not the time or place for it

    and certainly not without Prior permission……..what was she thinking???

  77. birdgal, I love gospel music also, not at a convention. I was born and breed on gospel music.

    My daughter writes gospel plays. I don’t want to see this at a convention. I want have to worry i want be watching. This is one convention i will miss. I had planned on going to Denver. I decided i did not want to attend . The thrill is now gone

  78. On for a few minutes. I will be so glad when the contractors are done (tomorrow, hopefully).

    The BNA; I had to play that song at every ceremony, every concert, every program for 20 years as i taught in urban schools with predominantly black populations. The song has a decent melody and harmony but the 3/4 meter and the vocal range made it impossible for kids to sing (Like the REAL national anthem – hehehehe.) and the lyrics are equally
    Convoluted.

    What ticks me off is Lift Every Voice was designated as the NBA within the past several decades and is NO SUBSTITUTE for The Star Spangled Banner. I’m surprised no one pressed charges against the singer in Denver for defaming our national song.

    BTW, the urban NYC school where I taught also had a large Puerto Rican population which INSISTED on having THEIR national anthem played as well and La Boriquena is even more difficult to sing than Lift Every Voice. After playing (butchering) 3 LOOOONNNNGGG anthems there was never much time left for anything else. (Needless to say i was a music teacher in title only. The end result was more like organized noise.) 👿

  79. gladiatorstail: I am not a troll.Sorry if I upset you but I am angry.I am a 90 yr old male,a decorated WWII vet and fought in several theaters of war including the Bulge.I have said before that Hillary has survived far more punishment in her life and I would gladly and with honor,pin my Bronze Star on her.She has devoted most of her life to our country,abuse by the MSM,the DNC,the RNC and BHO.She is the true patriot and I grieve for her and the indiginities she has had to endure. I do not care what you think gladiatorstail.Obama has spoiled my only chance to see a strong and brilliant woman,sworn in as our 44th president.I pray that it will still happen,and I am going to spill my anger filled gut before my time runs out.I live on a lonely SS check and each month I have sent Hillary $10 and I am proud to support her with every last breath.

    By ABM90

  80. Thanks Admin for the link to Ethics website. Sent email asking to launch investigation into BHO’s house/adjacent property via Rezko purchase, as well as other Chicago connections etc.

    Interesting to watch the disallusionment by BHO supporters who have plead his case for the past year. You think you’ve been slapped in the face do you? He and the DNC along with Big Media leveled a right and left hook on an hourly basis against HRC (thereby us) and we won’t forget EVER. We will stay united in aour cause for HRC to be elected President and the undoing of BHO.

    The former Attorney General of Delaware and one of the top attorneys in Delaware and US is now representing Larry Sinclair. Exposing Beau Biden and Dad Joe should prove delightful to Wier.

    Getting to the bottom of the text messages and phone calls between LS and Donald Young should finally garner the attention of the media and therefore, the public. The way LS was arrested on bogus trumped-up charges to get him the hell away from DC reporters, not to mention the fabricated charges sounds like a bad made-for-TV movie.

    It ain’t over ’til it’s over……………………and it ain’t over, folks.

  81. The following story is interesting on its merits provided it can be independently verified. The reason I say this is because it comes from the La Rouche group who has researched the issue but is not credible to everyone. Still it provides an important point of departure for a more in depth examination of the link between Soros and Obama. At a minimum, big media should be exploring this connection.

    “Barack Obama has been blessed with Soros soft money since he was an Illionis State Senator. Obama’s career in national politics was catapulted by George Soros pool of money during his run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Throughout that campaign year Soros kept tabs on Obama. On July 4, 2004, one month before the Democratic Nominating Committee in Boston, Obama was the only candidate Soros met with that year in Soros New York home. This same year Soros and his family met raised $60,000 for Obama.

    In 2006, Obama as a U.S. Senator had his sights set on bigger things. He met with Soros again in his Manhattan office. That meeting lasted about an hour. Immediately afterwards Soros introduced himself to a dozen of the biggest contributors in politics including financier and hedge fund manager Orin Kramer and Union Bank of Switzerland U.S. Chief Robert Wolfe. A week later Wolfe had dinner with Obama in Washington D.C. to craft his campaign strategy, one month before Obama officially announced his Presidential bid.

    Obama announced his candidacy for Presidency in January 2007. In just four months, Soros and Wolfe raised $500,000 for Obama. From April until the closing months of the primary campaign season, Soros and his associates held a series of fundraisers and practically guaranteed a steady flow of money into his campaign.

    In fact, Soros played a major role in the United States through his support for McCain-Feingold… As a resultPACs with wealthy sponsors like MoveOn.org, internet based movements, and wealthy bundlers like those who predominate in Obamas campaign have taken the place of constituency organizations and have thus become the central focus of all political activity. So after the vast sums of cash that were thrown around, after key Clinton supporters were simply bought off, should there be any mystery as to how Obama got the nomination?

    Who is George Soros? He told us in his own words in an interview with Steve Kroft on CBS 60 Minutes on December 20, 1998:

    Kroft: (voice over) These are the pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors. (Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by train.)

    Kroft: You are a Hungarian Jew . . .

    Soros: Mm-hmm. Kroft: who escaped the Holocaust (Vintage picture of women walking by the train) people getting on the train).

    Soros: Mm-hmm (Vintage footage of people getting on the train).

    Kroft: by-by posing as a Christian

    Soros: Right. (Vintage footage of women helping eachother get on the train; train doors closing with people in boxcar)

    Kroft: And you watched lots of people get shipped off to death camps.

    Soros: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that is when my character was made.

    Kroft: In what way?

    Soros: That one should think ahead. One should understand and anticipate events. . . It was a very personal experience of evil.

    Kroft: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore you were his adopted son.

    Soros: Yes, yes.

    Kroft: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confirmation of property from the Jews.

    Soros: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

    Kroft: I mean that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

    Soros: Not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t see the connection. But it was- it created no problem at all.

    Kroft: No feeling of guilt?

    Soros: No

    Kroft: For example that I am Jewish and here I am , watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there. None of that?

    Soros: Well of course I could be on the other side or I could be one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldnt be there because that was-well, actually in a funny way, ITS JUST LIKE IN MARKETS (emphasis added) . . . that IF I WEREN’T THERE, IF I WEREN’T DOING IT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD BE TAKING IT AWAY ANYHOW (empahsis added). And . . . I was only a spectator, so I had no role in taking the property away. (Note: inconsistent with prior answer). So I had no sense of guilt.

    All I am saying is that in the interests of the truth and the full vetting of the presumptive nominee for President, the relationship between Obama and this particular benefactor needs to be explored by some reputable news organization and the American People need to be aware of it. Due diligence requires nothing less.

  82. ABM,

    You are an inspiration to us. Your insights are always interesting and spot on. We know you’re not trollish. 😀

  83. Correction: confiscation of propery from the Jews-the word confirmation was in error. Sorry.

    Also, there is more to Soros than simply that early experience. But when he tells Kroft that was when my character was made that is a significant and revealing admission as to how he thinks. The lack of compassion is chilling.

  84. Wbboei…go to Soros’ OPEN SOCIETY website and see his NEW US initiatives….

    there is NO confirmation needed. He is here, his sights set on remaking our Democracy through use of vast wealth and that pesky little thing like the Constitution won’t get in his way

    Obama is the sock puppet

  85. Thank you Norma. So tell me how do we get big media to wake up and tell the truth to the American People. Or is the truth too old fashioned for them?

    Obama=soros sock puppet. love it. caveat emptor.

  86. We are working on that Wbboei. Sure wish you were here to help. The Sock’s Org Chart is getting quite large….

  87. Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: donations for now, donations for 2012
    by Heidi Li Feldman, J.D., Ph.D

    I began my fund-raising odyssey on behalf of Senator Clinton as a small dollar donor. Like others, I went slightly over in my contributions to the primary and I just received an email from Senator Clinton asking me to reallocate the excess funds to her 2012 Senate campaign fund (one does this via a simple online process and if one does nothing one’s excess donation is automatically refunded within 60 days).

    2012: another Presidential election year. And if one chooses to reallocate one’s funds to Senator Clinton’s Senate campaign fund – as I did – note this language on the online form:

    I hereby verify that my 2008 general election contribution may be designated to the 2012 Senate election. I designate the entire amount to the 2012 primary election, however, if I have already contributed to the 2012 primary, I designate any amount in excess of $2,300 to the 2012 general election.
    Significance: regardless of what happens this year, it appears Senator Clinton is already planning for a presidential candidacy in 2012 (note that she would need to raise funds for that even if she became the party’s nominee this year, since she would then be running for reelection in 2012).

  88. “I hereby verify that my 2008 general election contribution may be designated to the 2012 Senate election. I designate the entire amount to the 2012 primary election, however, if I have already contributed to the 2012 primary, I designate any amount in excess of $2,300 to the 2012 general election.”

    Are these check boxes….as in either/or?

    The one worrisome thing is the 2012 GE….
    If she ran and the nomination was again stolen, does the “winner” get it?

  89. jazz singer shocked some Denver residents after replacing the words to the national anthem with those of the “Black National Anthem” during the annual State of the City address this week.

    Rene Marie was asked to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper delivered the annual address on Tuesday. Instead, she sang the lyrics of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — a hymn commonly referred to as the “Black National Anthem” — to the tune of the national anthem, MyFOXColorado.com reported.

    “If anyone has got a right to be angry it’s probably me,” Hickenlooper told the station. “I guess what I feel most is just deeply disappointed.”

    The mayor said only Marie, her husband and a musical adviser knew what the local jazz singer had in mind.

    “What she said was that she was very sorry, that she meant no disrespect, that she was trying to make a creative expression of her love for the country,” Hickenlooper said.

    But the change in lyrics angered many residents, including City Councilman Charlie Brown.

    “I was mad,” he told MyFOXColorado.com. “I almost walked off the stage.”

    Brown said the matter needs to be addressed. “There is no substitute for the national anthem.”

    Click here to see the full report at MyFOXColorado.com.
    *****************************************************
    I’m black and I have song, taught and listen to that hymn and no way is this suppose to be a substitue for the Star Spangle Banner. That singer is full of SHIT and knows better she just didn’t want to sing the national anthem.

    If she had pulled that crap with me I would have stopped her and had her removed and had everyone sing the song. Obamabots are getting on my nerve with this racist crap and let me tell you a lot of African Americans think Obama is getting away with this crap because the Democrats are letting him do it.

    Obama and others, including whites are going to use race as a wedge issue to gain power and think they people will not FIGHT BACK but this is bully tactics and you need to stand up to this crap.

    Obama and his ilks are like the “boy who called wolf” too many times, in the long term you devalue the issue with all this fake crap. I believe in separation of church and state…and at a political convention…all voices need to be heard.

    If you let Obama dragging the Democrats over the cliff he will hurt the party gravely. My FAITH is too important for the DEMOCRATIC? TALIBAN Party to mess around with it.

  90. Yousef Munayyer: Obama shouldn’t take Muslims and Arabs for granted
    By YOUSEF MUNAYYER

    July 2, 2008

    In October 2000, George W. Bush declared in a presidential debate that Arab-Americans had been racially profiled and targeted unfairly by “secret evidence” laws. This issue was so central to Arabs and Muslims in the United States that many cast their ballots for Bush.

    The eight years that have followed have been difficult years for Arab-Americans. The administration could hardly be portrayed as friendly to their interests. The all-American principles of inclusion, on which Bush seemed to stand during the debate, went out the window with the suspension of habeas corpus, the offshore imprisonments at Guantanamo Bay, the Patriot Act, Abu Ghraib and the conduct of the most disastrous Middle East foreign policy in our history. It goes without saying that Arab- and Muslim-Americans, like most Americans, disapprove of the job President Bush has done.

    But this year is different — or so one would hope. This year the entire country — and perhaps most of all Arab- and Muslim-Americans — are ready for change. Once again, and more resoundingly than ever, a message of reform through inclusion is touted by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

    The senator from Chicago, home to the largest concentration of Palestinian-Americans in the nation, secured the nomination by distancing himself from the foreign-policy and civil-liberties stances of the Bush administration, as well as by championing the cause of working- and middle-class Americans and our veterans of war. For Arab- and Muslim-Americans, who for generations have toiled in automobile and steel factories, who have served in our armed forces and who have occupied every profession, Obama would seem like a shoo-in.

    However, the senator should not take these votes for granted, and in the eyes of many Arab- and Muslim-Americans, he already has. Obama, who has criticized special-interest groups influencing lawmakers, delivered a rousing speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he outlined his views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The speech, calling for an undivided Israeli capital in Jerusalem, drew great ovation and put him to the right of most Arab- and Muslim-Americans as well as most Jewish-Americans who want to see a negotiated solution based on the 1967 borders. The stance Obama took is even to the right of Bush’s road-map policy. In a letter to Bush dated June 24, he puts the onus on other Arab states for easing the hardship of the Palestinian people while calling for continued aid to Israel. For Obama to take such positions sends a very uncomfortable message to those who want to see a genuine Mideast peace.

    What may be even more disturbing is Obama’s attitude toward anything Muslim. When his far-right-wing opponents brand him as a Muslim because of his father’s background, Obama’s campaign responds by calling it a smear tactic. But this defender of civil rights, this champion of inclusion, should respond to his critics resoundingly that “Islam” and “Arab” are not dirty words.

    Obama must work hard to repair the perception among Arab- and Muslim-Americans that they are expendable. These people are Republicans and Democrats. They want better lives, health care, good jobs, a strong economy, a safe and secure homeland and a foreign policy that espouses the values of equality and liberty — just like all Americans. More than anything, Arab- and Muslim-Americans want to be included, but they also know that the only thing worse than the absence of hope is the false promise of it.

    Yousef Munayyer is director of Information and Technology at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, based in Washington, D.C.

    http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentary/22841629.html?location_refer=Opinion

  91. ON THE SILLY SIDE OF THE SILLY SEASON

    you can now vote what kind of dog the Obama’s should have in the white house LOL!!

    of course i picked the “chinese crested” as it is the silliest looking dog on the list
    **************

    Vote For the Breed You Think Is Best for the Obama Family

    Vice President isn’t the only high-level position that Barack Obama is currently trying to fill. It’s been widely reported that – win or lose – Obama promised his two daughters a dog after the presidential election.

    The Obama family will be adding a dog to their household for the first time, but according to an Associated Press survey Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his wife already have 24 pets, including four dogs. The “McCain canines” are an English Springer Spaniel named Sam, two Yorkshire Terriers named Lucy and Desi, and a mixed-breed named Coco.

    In the true spirit of doggy democracy, the AKC is asking Americans to vote on the breed they think the Obama family should select. The AKC scoured all of the “canine candidates” to assess each breed’s credentials as potential “first pet” and best friend of the Obama family. Choices were narrowed significantly due to their daughters’ allergies. Therefore, AKC experts made the selection from their list of hypoallergenic breeds.

    Cast your vote wisely, making sure to consider the distinct characteristics of each breed and whether it’s uniquely suited for the Obama family. In addition to having a hypoallergenic coat, other required qualifications to fill the vacant “presidential pet” post include: child-friendly (Obama has two daughters aged 6 and 9 years); a good travel companion (aboard Air Force One); moderate energy level (appropriate for a child to walk), and of course a stable and social temperament – able to adapt to varied visitors – from heads of state to members of the press corps.

    Poll results will be announced in late August. Cast your vote before August 19!

    go vote~ http://www.akc.org/poll/special/presidential.cfm

  92. Speaking of Culture of Corruption surrounding BHO – UPDATE:

    Well, well, well…..seems that the former AG of DE, retained by Larry Sinclair – Wier, caved to pressure this evening, and after signing a contract with LS TODAY 7/2/08, he backed out on his agreement to represent him, and according to LS made the statement that he wouldn’t be able to find anyone to represent him in the state of DE. A trumped-up charge is being heard in the am, not enough time to find other counsel. Little wonder gay men throughout Chicago are fear for their lives since they “know too much.”

    Patrick Fitzgerald appears not to have challenged Daley for the keys to the city courthouse and the wheels of justice.

    Mind-blowing the threats and intimidation that engulfs any who dare to oppose BHO and his forces.

    Attorney should be disciplined for his unethical acitons, but then attorneys police their own. Convenient, eh? What a sell-out weasel. Biden and DNC must have converged on Wier like the plague for him to bail the same day. Such justice we are witnessing in this great country of ours.

    What a bunch of horseshit is right.

    Ole Miss O’Leary and her cow need to return to the Windy City.

  93. All we have to do is to deny him a win in Ohio and Florida and Michigan or Pennsylvania. How do we accomplish this with Michigan and Pennsylvania. John McCain must choose Romney or Tom Ridge. Losing Pennsylvania would make it impossible for O to win.

    The South is out of his reach!

  94. Why Obama won’t win the South

    Thomas Schaller argues this point in today’s New York Times. He notes,

    “Virginia, however, is the one Southern state that Mr. Obama has a reasonable chance of winning. And it’s precisely because the home of Robert E. Lee, as NBC News’s political director, Chuck Todd, has suggested, is seceding from the Confederacy.

    “The demographic makeup of the electorate in Virginia is unlike that of any other state in the South. The black population in Virginia is, as a percentage, among the lowest in the region. And during the last two decades, the state has also experienced a huge influx of upscale non-Southerners, who have taken over the Washington suburbs of northern Virginia. (Florida is a perennial target for similar reasons. With a relatively small black population, a big Hispanic voting bloc and a large contingent of relocated retirees from the North, it is the least Southern of the Southern states.)

    “In the rest of the South, Mr. Obama cannot overcome reality. Even if unprecedented numbers of black voters turn out to vote for him, the white vote will serve as a formidable counterbalance. Mr. Obama should not hope to capture states in the country’s most racially polarized region.”

    On MSNBC, they’re focusing on whether Bill Clinton can help in the South. The panel suggests its a mixed bag, but Clinton did win several states below the Mason Dixon line the last time he was on the ballot. Of course, he’s not on the ballot in 2008.

  95. I can’t believe it, i have tried to blog on this site for months. WOW, but now i have to go to bed. 0500 comes early.
    just to let you know I LOVE this site. Thanks for all the great posts..

    PUMA

  96. On MSNBC, they’re focusing on whether Bill Clinton can help in the South.

    Forget about it. BC will not do this.

  97. meiyingsu: the WSJ article you posted above that Bambi is running for Bush’s third term confirms something that Admin has maintained from the very beginning which is that he is not a Democrat. If only they had seen the light earlier.

  98. On MSNBC, they’re focusing on whether Bill Clinton can help in the South.

    Forget about it. BC will not do this.
    ———————————————-
    Amen. Cold day in hell before Bill Clinton takes his marching orders from those traitors @ msnbc.

  99. carbynew at 10:52 pm
    ———————————————–
    As old Texas cowboy I knew named Horace McQueen used to say he would “ride the river” with somebody if he liked them and really trusted them.

    Carby I loved your comment and would ride the river with you anytime. I dont know where Terrondt has gone but he used to call Bambi a punk and I think he was absolutely right.

  100. I am not sure what credibility Colin Powell has left with the American People at this point. I do not think embracing Bambi would help. It would confirm the notion that Bambi would be Bush III.

  101. dija: which white house are they talking about. Surely not the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  102. ABM- I’d ride the river with you any day too. Like the unsinkable Molly Brown we aint done yet

  103. meiyingsu Says:

    July 2nd, 2008 at 8:59 pm
    Yet Another Flip-Flop On Trade

    http://www.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/yet_another_flip_flop_on_trade
    ———————————————–
    What Bambi told the American People about NAFTA was a lie. What his surrogate Goolsbee whispered in the ear of the Canadians was the truth. That is a very bad omen.

    As Admin. says:Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

  104. Deeply disappointed in Linda Douglas. When I was campaigning for Hillary in Kitani Pennsylvania, she and her husband had a fundraiser in a nearby town for Bambi . It was attended mostly by Republicans. Obviously, I was not there. But I wondered what the pay-off was. And now we know. There will come a point however when she is forced to lie for him and we will see where that all leads. I suspect she will do it with no sense of compunction. Tragic choice if you ask me.

  105. I have been pondering the burning question of what kind of dog bambi should get when he loses the election and moves into an exact replica of the white house and readopts his faux seal.

    I think is should be part rotweiller and part sharpay. The breed is called a McCaskill and like its namesake it is known for disloyalty, a bad temper and uncontrollable flatulence. It is called a McCaskill for reasons that require no elaboration

  106. Soros: “So I had no sense of guilt.”

    Wow. That reminds me of the way Obama talked about knocking all his opponents off the ballot in his entry to politics (1996) including the elder stateswoman who had got him ON the ballot,Alice Palmer. See
    “Showing his bare knuckles
    In first campaign, Obama revealed hard-edged, uncompromising side in eliminating party rivals”
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-0704030881apr04,0,6468332.story

    In The New Republic:
    “The Agitator” about Obama’s ‘community organizer’ days (“rub raw the sores of discontent”)
    http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=a74fca23-f6ac-4736-9c78-f4163d4f25c7&p=10 (This is page 10 of 10, the Palmer incident was on an earlier page)

  107. I forgot to give what Obama said in the Chi Trib piece: “I liked Alice and was sorry it played out that way for her.”

    No sense of personal responsibility, of having a choice about his own actions….

  108. Just checked in with my sources in Chicago and they tell me Mish is walking around balancing a Blacks Law Dictionary on her head, practicing ballroom dancing and learning to say: the rain in spain stays mainly on the plain. Just you wait Henry Higgins . . for the coming out party at the faux white house.

  109. hillbuzz-dem jewish donors being shown obama anti israel rant!
    If the Democrats Lose the Jewish Vote, It’s McGovern Time
    VIA Jerusalem Post

    Jewish voters are some of the most loyal Democrats we know. The Republicans have never come close to winning them — most of us at HillBuzz grew up either Catholic or close to it, and before the DNC’s actions this year, we never imagined voting Republican either. But, the Jewish vote: that always seemed even LESS likely to go Republican, despite the fact the majority of Jewish voters were voting against their own economic interests by siding with the Democrats.

    The media is not reporting this, but here are how things stand in the Jewish community we know: people who we have listened to rail against George W. Bush for the past 7 years are going to vote for John McCain, mainly because they know about Obama’s 1999 speech to a Palestinian group here in Chicago (that, of course, the media does not talk about). Apparently, there is a videotape of that speech going around as well, and it’s being shown to the most loyal and generous Jewish contributors to the Democratic Party. There’s a reason the Denver Convention is $11 million short — and it’s because Jewish donors are not giving to the Democrats.

    Obama, in front of a Palestinian audience, made remarks inappropriate for a presidential candidate to have ever made. It’s the same thing he did in San Francisco, when he pandered to his audience there. Obama tells the group in front of him what they want to hear, and then changes his positions and message when he goes before a competing group. So, Midwesterners are bitter and ignorant to San Franciscans, and most likely, San Franciscans are out of touch and fey to Midwesterners. The media never calls Obama out on his hypocrisy or inartful remarks and pandering, so he gets away with it.

    He doesn’t, however, count on being filmed by anyone who doesn’t adore him. He was surprised someone released his San Francisco remarks, because he thought he was amongst friends.

    When it comes out exactly what he said about Israel to that Palestinian crowd in 1999, if you thought Bittergate was bad for Obama, just wait until he alienates everyone with a vested stake in Israel’s continued security and prosperity.

    Not only will it mobilize the Jewish vote against him, but it will galvanize the evangelical Christians, who support Israel and will attack any candidate who does not intend to continue US policy to defend her.

    Posted by HillBuzz at 10:52 PM Links to this post

  110. Paula Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t want Hillary as VP, but anyone he picks is going to pale in comparison to her. Period.

    ======================

    Yay! I don’t either! Give up her own Senate career to iron BO’s shirt?

    Petition AGAINST Hillary as VP:
    h t t p : / / http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/hillarynovp/

  111. turndownobama-com Says:

    July 3rd, 2008 at 3:28 am
    I forgot to give what Obama said in the Chi Trib piece: “I liked Alice and was sorry it played out that way for her.”

    No sense of personal responsibility, of having a choice about his own actions

    ———————————————
    Its like the old yiddish joke about the guy who kills his parents and then asks for clemency because he is an orphan.

  112. Texan: those Jewish voters get it: Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

  113. also check hillbuzz about mccain . poses a good question-why isnt mccain hitting obama much harder?

  114. also check hillbuzz about mccain. poses a good question-why isnt
    mccain hitting obama much harder?

    He doesn’t need to.

  115. Is there anyway to get a copy of the video to FoxNews specifically Hannity? He’s not falling in line like O’Reilly.

  116. I just posted this to PumaResponders. If anyone would like to join as a Responder, pls email me at 1950democrat/at/gmail/com

    {PumaResponders} Response item / useful info: McCain’s bi-partisan record

    h t t p : / / http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2008/07/02/1632995-bipartisanship-marks-mccains-senate-tenure?threadId=304683&cmt=2109001#c2109001

    Article just posted, comment string has about 4 comments. This is an
    easy place to comment.

    This is a short, clearly written account of about a dozen projects in
    which McCain strongly worked with Democrats, often opposed by the GOP.
    Very readable and informative, gives good info for use in defending
    McCain elsewhere.

  117. NewMexicoFan Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    You have to wonder what the powers that be have told the SD when he is going to close the Deal.

    I think they have been saying that since March. Maybe a young person just cannot beat an experience women or an elder statesman.

    SDs you got to wonder. Remember many of you have your careers banking on this also.

    ============================

    Marc Rubin who runs “The Denver Group” with Heidi li Feldman, says that 175 delegates switching would give the nomination to Hillary.

    I hope there are that many SDs who care about winning and now that they’ve seen BO test driving the nomination, will get together and decide to swing back to sanity.

    Also, Obama broke the no-campaign pledge by running ads in Florida, and the DNC rules clearly state that the penalty for that is the candiate loses all his delegates. Nobody has even tried to enforce that on him yet.

  118. wbboei and others,

    Have I mentioned that a CNN poll of the real world outside the interenet shows that 7 million of Hillary’s supporters will not vote for Obama? 3 mil will vote for McCain, 4 mil will stay home (or writein etc).

    I’m too lazy to go fetch the link or quote, but some number crunching by Della Penna is linked from turndownobama.com

  119. jbstonesfan Says:
    If he was facing anyone but mcCain, he would not stand a chance….sadly, McCain has very little charisma and will be unable to stop this fraud…..

    I don’t think any of this year’s GOP have much charisma for INDs or Dems. McCain’s record and reputation do have much appeal for them though — see
    h t t p : / / http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2008/07/02/1632995-bipartisanship-marks-mccains-senate-tenure?threadId=304683&cmt=2109001#c2109001

    Of course McCain is unpopular with some GOP for those same reasons. But he did clearly win their nomination, which ought to tell us something….

  120. wbboei Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Just checked in with my sources in Chicago and they tell me Mish is walking around balancing a Blacks Law Dictionary on her head, practicing ballroom dancing and learning to say: the rain in spain stays mainly on the plain. Just you wait Henry Higgins . . for the coming out party at the faux white house.

    ====================

    Thank you very much.

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