Surge, Slump, And Slide

Obama’s betrayals are plotted and calculated.

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.

Obama is plotting and calculating the next stage of his flip-flop-flim-flammery:

Barack Obama’s campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop “surge” in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a “problem” that had barely reduced violence.

“The surge is not working,” Obama’s old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks – not U.S. military muscle – for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.

Obama’s campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an “improved security situation” paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.

It praises G.I.s’ “hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice.”

Campaign aide Wendy Morigi said Obama is “not softening his criticism of the surge. We regularly update the Web site to reflect changes in current events.”

GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. “The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong,” said McCain, adding that Obama “refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding.”

FISA supporting, surge praising – the internet Hopium dens are about to be betrayed and slapped in the face yet again. The internet Hopium dens will respond with praise for the flip-flop-flim-flam man.

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.

As Obama flims and flams then flips and flops, Hillary supporters are refusing to flip thereby making Obama fundraising – a flop:

What Happened to Obama’s $100 Million June?

“June fund-raising for Sen. Obama appears to be falling below the expectations of some supporters. *The campaign hasn’t released its June numbers, but people close to the fund-raising operation say the total will likely be just over $30 million. While this isn’t a poor showing,it is an underwhelming haul for a campaign that has ballooned inrecent months, has promised a true, 50-state electioneering effort and has told its biggest fund-raisers that it wants to collect $300million in general-election cash by mid-October.”For some perspective, we should note that the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised $22 million in June.

The Washington Post reported:

Several of Obama’s top fundraisers said yesterday that they don’t think trend lines showing three straight months of declining donations to the candidate are cause for concern. But they said the campaign has recognized it will need to expand efforts to raise money from high-dollar donors in order to meet budget projections.

“It’s one of the reasons why the Clinton people are so important,” said Kirk Wagar, Obama’s Florida finance chairman. “Most of us have beaten our Rolodexes pretty badly.”

Hillary supporters are not flipping to Obama thereby Obama’s fundraising is a great big flop. $100 million is what was expected by Obama a month ago, on June 9, 2008:

Leading Democratic fundraisers predict that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will raise hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few months if he opts out of public financing and begins raising money for the general election.

Specifically, they say Obama could raise $100 million in June and could attract 2.5 million to 3 million new donors to his campaign.

These fundraisers say Obama could increase his fundraising dramatically because of three factors: a boost of enthusiasm among Obama donors following his clinching of the nomination; the migration of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) donors to his camp; and the mobilization of big Democratic donors who have given little so far this year. [snip]

“One hundred million dollars this June — it’s definitely within reach,” said Wade Randlett, who has raised more than $200,000 for Obama.“ [snip]

Randlett said there are three reservoirs of Democratic money available.

“First, there are the people who have not maxed out to Obama,” he said, citing donors who may have given a total of $500 in small chunks. “Then there are the Hillary folks — that’s a second very large bucket. The third large bucket are the people who thought, ‘I’m not sure who’s going to win’ and put small bets on either candidate.

“There were a significant number of people keeping their powder dry because they were unsure who was going to win,” he said. [snip]

If those new donors give amounts similar to what Obama supporters have given so far this election cycle, Obama could raise another $630 million for his campaign. He raised $272 million through the end of April from about 1.5 million donors.

Obama is no where near $100 million. Obama better extract more money from his Hopium dens. Many Superdelegates thought Obama would get them loads of cash. Cashless superdelegates could easily become unhappy. Some could slide away.

A lot of Democrats could slide away before convention time.

After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is insular, uncooperative and inattentive to their hopes for a broad Democratic victory in November.

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.” [snip]

One Democratic aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity, compared the Obama campaign unfavorably to President Bush’s administration.

“At least Bush waited until he was in the White House before they started ignoring everybody,” the aide said.

Hillary Clinton supporters and most Americans know Obama is not qualified to be president.

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.

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119 thoughts on “Surge, Slump, And Slide

  1. The flim flam, flip flopper is the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the American voter.

    He can kiss my ass. So can his wife and Donna Brazil

  2. Someone over on NoQuarter posted that some super delegates have told the head of PUMA that they will vote for Hillary if there is a roll call vote at the convention. Is this true? If so, what is the latest gossip/rumor/new concerning the super delegates. Has nothing changed? Are any starting to waver?

    Also, I think I read somewhere (perhaps here) that 8 super delegates recently shifted from Obama to Hillary. What are the actual numbers these days? It doesn’t get talked about anymore.

    If the DNC doesn’t allow a roll call vote I think it will be a huge mistake. I hope that people are still writing super delegates. While it’s a long shot that things will actually change it is still a long time until late August.

  3. Just reviewed the other post as I had been out. I loved the French national Anthem. Even thought I had lived there, I never knew the words

  4. I don’t think it is a long shot at all. It comes down to the polls and the money. If McCain cracks 50% in the polls there is going to be some serious decisions made.

  5. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/obama_leads_bush_by_twenty_but_clinton_does_better_against_mccain

    rasmussen clearly states that Hillary does much better against McCain than Obama…

    …here is one line from the new data…

    However, McCain fares better against Obama than he does against two other prominent Democrats. New York Senator Hillary Clinton leads McCain by eight points, 50% to 42%. Former Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000, leads McCain 50% to 43%.

    These numbers help explain why Election 2008 is competitive even though events so heavily favor the Democrats — because the Republicans are on course to nominate their strongest possible general election candidate but the Democrats are not. Perhaps even more importantly, the data suggests that voters don’t see a potential McCain Administration as the third term of President Bush.

    ************************

    …this is part of the resistence Obama is getting from Dems…he is a weak candidate…and not trusted…and the voters prefer Hillary…

    Obama peaked in Feb…he is now being force fed to people that are losing interest in him…

    …leave it to Brazile and co. to give us the weaker candidate with all the razzle dazzle distraction on a wing and a prayer…

    roll call…

  6. Awwwww. Admin, you’re quite thee poet. 😉

    ‘As Obama flims and flams then flips and flops, Hillary supporters are refusing to flip thereby making Obama fundraising – a flop:’

  7. He (BHO) is now “slip, sliding away”……can’t be all things to all people. The orchestrated fence riding and flip-flopping/flim-flamming has made his “supreme strategy” seem idiotic.

    I mean, how long did he think the collegiate crowd would stay “high” on him? As long as Caroline Kennedy’s kids give him the thumbs up? Like they represent all? Veering toward the middle long enough to get elected only to return to the far, far-left reveals BHO as a USER and not at all the authentic leader he promised to be. Surprise!

    As far as the aging baby-movers (led by TERRORIST Ayers), they have no sense of decency anyway – no conscience whatsoever. All the while they are condemning the ESTABLISHMENT (which is who THEY are now). Funny how all the drugs they’ve done (and do) tend to pickle the ‘ole brain and leave paranoia in its place.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the salt-of-the-earth citizens, the hard-working Americans are remaining. HRC ardent supporters – defenders of freedom. Never-say-die believers in miracles. Enjoying watching BHO slip sliding awway.

  8. I RARELY go to BM sites these days but I was looking for news about IndieMac and saw this HORRENDOUS pic of His Snobbiness on the front page (with Larry King).

    Check his lips! //www.cnn.com/

    WTH is WRONG with him? I swear it looks contagious.

    :shudder:

  9. I RARELY go to BM sites these days but I was looking for news about IndieMac and saw this HORRENDOUS pic of His Snobbiness on the front page (with Larry King).

    Check his lips! http://www.cnn.com/

    WTH is WRONG with him? I swear it looks contagious.

    :shudder:

  10. New NYT poll results — Obama is a divider, not a uniter:

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    July 15, 2008
    Poll Shows Racial Division on Obama’s Candidacy
    By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MEGAN THEE

    Americans are sharply divided by race heading into the first election in which an African-American will be a major-party presidential nominee, with blacks and whites holding vastly different views of Senator Barack Obama, the state of race relations and how black Americans are treated by society, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    The results of the poll, conducted against the backdrop of a campaign in which race has been a constant if not always overt issue, suggested that Mr. Obama’s groundbreaking candidacy, while generating high levels of enthusiasm among black voters, is not seen by them as evidence of significant improvement in race relations.

    After years of growing political polarization, much of the divide in American politics is partisan. But Americans’ perceptions of the fall presidential election between Mr. Obama and Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, also underlined the racial discord that the poll found. More than 80 percent of black voters said they had a favorable opinion of Mr. Obama; about 30 percent of white voters said they had a favorable opinion of him.

    Nearly 60 percent of black respondents said that race relations are generally bad, compared with 34 percent of whites. Four in 10 blacks say that there has been no progress in recent years in eliminating racial discrimination; fewer than 2 in 10 whites say the same thing. And about one-quarter of white respondents said they thought that too much had been made of racial barriers facing black people, while one-half of black respondents said not enough had been made of racial impediments faced by black people.

    The survey suggests that even as the nation crosses a racial threshold when it comes to politics — Mr. Obama, a Democrat, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas — many of the racial patterns in society remain unchanged in recent years.

    Indeed, the poll showed markedly little change in the racial components of people’s daily lives since 2000, when The Times examined race relations in a series called “How Race Is Lived in America.”

    As it was eight years ago, few Americans have regular contact with people of other races, and few say their own workplaces or their own neighborhoods are integrated. In this latest poll, over 40 percent of blacks said they believed they had been stopped by the police because of their race, the same figure as eight years ago; 7 percent of whites said the same thing.

    Nearly 70 percent of blacks said they had encountered a specific instance of discrimination based on their race, compared with 62 percent in 2000; 26 percent of whites said they had been the victim of racial discrimination. (More than 50 percent of Hispanic respondents said they had been the victim of racial discrimination.)

    And when asked whether blacks or whites had a better chance of getting ahead in today’s society, 64 percent of black respondents said that whites did. That figure was slightly higher even than the 57 percent of blacks who said so in a 2000 poll by The Times. And the number of black respondents who described racial conditions as generally bad in this survey was almost identical to poll responses in 2000 and 1990.

    “Basically it’s the same old problem, the desire for power,” Macie Mitchell, a Pennsylvania Democrat from Erie County, who is black, said in a follow-up interview after participating in the poll. “People get so obsessed with power and don’t want to share it. There are people who are not used to blacks being on top.”

    White perceptions, by contrast, improved markedly from 1990 to 2000, but have remained steady since. This month’s poll found that 55 percent of whites said race relations were good, almost double the figure for blacks.

    The nationwide telephone poll was conducted July 7-14 with 1,796 adults, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. In an effort to measure views of different races, the survey included larger-than-usual minority samples, 297 blacks and 246 Hispanics, with a margin of sampling error of 6 percentage points for each of those subgroups.

    Black and white Americans agree that America is ready to elect a black president, but disagree on almost every other question about race in the poll.

    Black voters were far more likely than whites to say that Mr. Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like them, and more likely to describe him as patriotic. Whites were more likely than blacks to say that Mr. Obama says what he thinks people want to hear, rather than what he truly believes. And about half of black voters said race relations would get better in an Obama administration, compared with 29 percent of whites.

    About 40 percent of blacks said that Mr. McCain, if elected president, would favor whites over blacks should he win the election.

    There was even racial dissension over Mr. Obama’s wife, Michelle: She was viewed favorably by 58 percent of black voters, compared with 24 percent of white voters.

    Among black voters, who are overwhelmingly Democrats, Mr. Obama draws support from 89 percent, compared with 2 percent for Mr. McCain. Among whites, Mr. Obama has 37 percent of the vote, compared with 46 percent for Mr. McCain.

    After a Democratic primary season in which Mr. Obama had difficulty competing for Hispanic votes against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Obama leads Mr. McCain among Hispanic voters in the likely general election matchup by 62 to 23 percent. Mr. Obama is viewed favorably by more than half of Hispanic Americans, compared with Mr. McCain, whose favorability rating is just under one-quarter. They have more confidence in Mr. Obama’s ability to handle the issue of immigration than they do in Mr. McCain’s.

    Over all, Mr. Obama leads Mr. McCain among all registered voters by 45 percent to 39 percent.

    White voters, much more so than black voters, are divided in their political loyalties. Mr. Obama draws significant support among white Democrats. Yet still, among just Democrats, blacks are more apt than whites in the poll to express positive views of Obama across a range of questions. For example, black Democrats are 24 points more likely than white Democrats to have a favorable opinion of Mr. Obama.

    “I don’t like some of his policies, like on energy,” said Bob Beidelman, 69, a white Democrat from York, Pa., who held an unfavorable view of Mr. Obama. “Also I don’t like statements his wife made. She seems like a spoiled brat to me.”

    He added: “I’m one of those white people who clings to guns and the Bible and those things that Barack said kind of turned me off,” he said. “This isn’t a black and white thing. If a conservative African American like former congressman J. C. Watts was running, I’d have bumper stickers plastered all over my car supporting him.”

    The survey found extensive excitement among African-Americans about the prospect of Mr. Obama’s candidacy, a factor that could prove important in pushing voter turn-out. To capitalize on that energy, Mr. Obama’s campaign is signaling that it intends to compete in states that usually vote Republican but that have large black populations, like North Carolina. The poll found that 72 percent of black voters said they expected Mr. Obama to win.

    The high levels of enthusiasm for Mr. Obama among black Americans suggested that there is less of a divide among them about his candidacy than suggested by occasional tension among black leaders. Last week, Mr. Obama was criticized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson for “talking down to black people” by going before black audiences and urging parents to take more responsibility for their children.

    The poll found that Mr. McCain is yoked to the legacy of President Bush — majorities believe that Mr. McCain, as president, would continue Mr. Bush’s policies in Iraq and on the economy. Mr. Bush’s approval rating on the economy is as low as it has been in his presidency, 20 percent; and even while there has been an increase in the number of Americans who think the war is going well, there has been no change in the significantly large number of people who think it was a mistake have invaded.

    The poll also found that Hispanic voters, who seem poised to play a critical role the election in states like Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, have warmer feelings about Mr. Obama than Mr. McCain. By significant margins, these voters believe that Mr. Obama will do a better job of dealing with immigration; the findings comes at a time when Mr. McCain has been trying to distance himself from members of his party who have advocated a tough policy on permitting illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

  11. I just got a call from a pollster wanting to interview AA’s that are registered to vote. I said I wasn’t an AA and they hung up, wonder what’s up with that call??

  12. Why has Obama still not released his June fund-raising totals yet? Why is the press so complacent in going along with the obama BS?

    Can they all be in the tank for him? I havent seen a single article from a nationla news organization about Obama’s undemocratic Bush-like secrecy.

  13. Everyone, step back for a moment and take a close look at the big picture here. Compare it to what this same big picture looked like a little more than one month ago.

    Everything is falling into place. Everything that needs to happen has already come to pass or else it’s happening now. All except one big, important, missing piece– we MUST make sure Hillary’s name is placed in nomination at the convention. I honestly believe that if the convention were held tomorrow and Hillary’s name was on the ballot, she would win.

    We have to keep fighting, folks. It’s all about one word– DENVER.

  14. How far we have come!

    When Nixon started the ‘Southern Strategy’, Democratic racists fled to the Republicans. The old Democratic Southern Committee chairmen faded away and Jesse Helms became the face of Republicanism.

    Democrats paid a huge political price but they fought racism and elected new southern pols like Jimmy Carter of Georgia. They also elected women and minorities like Carol Braun and mayors and governors.

    NOW we are being told we are racists if we don’t support a black man just because he is black. This is the exact same racism except the color is different. It is hard to have spent an adult life voting for blacks, an Hispanic, and two Chinese candidates because they were the best and now having to vote against a white because she isn’t black — which brings us to #2,

    Previously it was the Republicans who used every trick to skew the vote. They scheduled votes in the middle of the night, posted guards at polling places to discourage Hispanic voters, had poll taxes and poll tests in black areas. A Democratic principle was ‘everyone votes’.

    NOW the Democratic elite have manufactured votes where they didn’t exist, denied votes to a candidate who earned them, held undemocratic caucuses where working people cannot attend and then cheated at them, and now are planning on keeping a candidate from having her name placed in nomination.

    Don’t tell me that THIS Democratic Party must be supported. Years ago they would have a point. I no longer know what it stands for and why I should care.

    This is the most heartbreaking political conclusion that I have come to.

  15. Just remember I despised Obama when despising Obama wasn’t cool.

    I wonder if Waffle House will come out with a new waffle for Obama?
    [img]http://roadsassy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/obama-waffle.jpg[/img]

  16. Emjay: this one is for you.

    I got some new vodka-Imperia. The label reads:” The vodka you hold was first created in 1894 in the city of St. Petersburg. There by imperial decree the brilliant scientist Mendeleev prepared frrrrrrrrrom the finest winter wheat and the finest glacial water and the extraordinary filtration through quartz crystals from the Ural Mountains”. I say I admire a man of science, I am half drunk just reading the label, and this from my hero George Kennan, second ambassador to the Soviet Union, one of Roosevelt’s four wise men and author of Trumans successful doctrine of containment who wrote prose that was more like poetry . . . .

    Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad , call it what you will-is the strangest, lovliest most terrible and most dramatic of the worlds great urban centers. The high northern latitude, the extreme slant of the suns rays, the flatness of the terrain, the shimmering expanses of water all combine to accent the horizontal over the vertical, and to create everywhere the immense sense of space, distance and power.

    Over this community there pass in endless rhythm the characteristic seasons of the north: the long winters of snow and darkness. At every hand one feels the great wilderness of the Russian north-silent, somber and infinitely patient.

    Under such a sky, fingers of fate seem to reach in from a great distance, like the beams of sunlight, to find and shape the lives of individuals, events have a tendency to move with dramatic precision to denouments that no one devised but which everyone recognizes after the fact as inevitable and somehow faintly familiar.

    Not that I have got Dostyskevky out of my system, let me tell you what I have heard through unimpeachable sources. I guess this recreate 68 group is the same little bosheviks who came to our town a few years back in their ninja suits and wreaked havoc. If you have ever smelled tear gas before, I do not recommend it. With those people in attendance Denver will be a riot. God help Barack if they ever find out he has changed his position and become a proponent of the surge. On the other hand, why shoul I care?

  17. Jen the Michigander Says:
    July 15th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Everyone, step back for a moment and take a close look at the big picture here. Compare it to what this same big picture looked like a little more than one month ago.

    Everything is falling into place. Everything that needs to happen has already come to pass or else it’s happening now. All except one big, important, missing piece– we MUST make sure Hillary’s name is placed in nomination at the convention.
    =========================

    jen, we’re going to hear a WHOLE lot of doubletalk. “Oh, sure, she’ll be on the ballot … Oh sure there will be a roll call vote….” But there will be some technicality they’ll hold back, so that it won’t really count. She won’t be ‘officially’ something or other.

    Just like “Sure the delegates will be seated … before the convention … sure they’ll get to vote….”

    Heidi Li was posting about this at her blog. At least we have some good people up there fighting….

  18. great post admin.

    Hillary supporters are not flipping to Obama thereby Obama’s fundraising is a great big flop
    flip floppy mouth,changes like the wind.he is dangerous, any candiate that says one thing and does another are not to be trusted .do not vote for that person and he lies so much he cannot be trusted or near that White house.

    I hope all of Hillary states she had won, will not give him no money.
    Americans catching on..they are sick tired of him everyone turns off there tvs when he comes on.he lies way to much to much for me to ever vote for him.

  19. Everything is falling into place. Everything that needs to happen has already come to pass or else it’s happening now. All except one big, important, missing piece– we MUST make sure Hillary’s name is placed in nomination at the convention.
    ———————————————-
    What precisely has fallen in place?

  20. Having Hillary’s name placed in nomination is sine qua non–that without which ( nothing else matters).

  21. wbboei Says:
    July 15th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Having Hillary’s name placed in nomination is sine qua non–that without which ( nothing else matters).
    ————————————

    Yes, but even if that’s done honestly — then Pelosi could still rig the election by strongarming SDs just like she did in June. So we have to change that dynamic too.

    Hopefully it will be somewhat weakened by now. They’ve seen that excluding Hillary did not get them more donations; BO hasn’t come through with donations for them either. Maybe they’ll trust him to pay their debts later, maybe not.

    But the big thing may be, as admin said a day or so ago, to start some strongarming of our own — by targeting downticket Congressmen whose seats Pelosi would not like to lose.

  22. wbboei,

    I posted a suggestion that you let your article/book be as long as it wants to, rambling, whatever. Get the facts in, no matter how much juicy padding it takes around them. That gives us a good long juicy book like Adam Smith’s THE MONEY GAME or such.

    Then if shorter versions are wanted, all the facts will be there available for other people to make versions of all different lengths and slants.

  23. A really big part of this is the money he said he would earn for their political campaigning this fall.

    $300 M for him and $200 M for them. He is already off target. If this does not improve shortly (Jun and Jul) it will have a impact in August.

    They have to start campaigning. Money talks.

  24. Turndownobama: you are right on target. As always.

    I on the other hand am drunk. But I am still thinking about it.

    Give us a black candidat who is right for the job and I will gladly vote for him.

    But dont give us a charlatan like this who will divide the country and tell us we must vot for him because he is black.

    By the Almighty give us Hillary Clinton–and give us to us just as she was on the night of the South Dakota run’–brilliant beautiful Evita.

    Dont ever let that memory fade. Not for fat fuck dean. not for 5th bad face lift pelosi, not for butterfield mcqueen brazille–gone with the wind, and not for all the tea in china.

  25. wbboei Says:

    July 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm
    CJ: god I hope you are right.
    well lott of people i talk to said they will not watch him on tv or anywhere especially men and there wives they turn the channell..incliding myself…and they know all about his lies he cannot be trusted to run this country!!!

  26. By the Almighty give us Hillary Clinton–and give us to us just as she was on the night of the South Dakota
    and these women here will not ever vote Liar!! for that white House!!! 57% of us..

  27. ya notice too daschle wont say much since he was on fox.. he is not well like here.word gets around fast .if he ever runs for anything he wont win…people cant stand him.i just think if anyone runs here and if there for bo they wont win people in sd are smart!!!..

  28. well thanks you wbboei..it was lal those flyers i passed out and i have seen some of these people since then and they will stick with hillary for right now they will not give money to him they will not believe that unity crap..and if she isnt in..they will be democrat and keep fingers crossed…and if not they will go independent!!

  29. I got an article from 18 mm voices about the ground game Sorsos is putting in place in coloado. Debbie here has warned us about it. She is an organizer and knows what she is talking about. Ya wanna get stategic Soros is the real adversary here. As us old labor lawyers say if Bambi did no exist they would have to invent him. Pretty much what they have done. Does McCain know? He was anchor man at USNA. I shud talk.

  30. CJ there is a story here. Heidi Lee came out with the Boston Tea Party in the Chi Trib and I thought it was grand . …. . but we had marketing people in our midst who did not agree. So they produced some ads of their own–one wiht FDR won on 4th ballot which are fantastic. They are available through PUMA. They fire for effect!

  31. wwboei

    Your taste sounds impeccable, but how would I know…it is way out of my current, and now final, league.

    If you are the author of the city’s description, you are a poet who uses lyrical prose for expression.

    If you discovered someone else’s writing, once again I believe you to be a fine scholar.

  32. Oh thanks mj.

    Yea its good but my head will hurt just as bad the morning after.

    I wish I had the writing ability of Kennan. He died last year at the age of 101. The NYT did one and one half pages to him. He was the real deal. And he had deeper insights into the tragic view of human life–the one I believe in than anyone I have met. We were both Episcopal and perhaps that explains it. For sure neither one of us met Reverend Wright I am happy to say.

  33. Bill,

    Way way back, I wrote here about Grant and Franklin Parks and not being allowed back into our hotel in 1968- and we wern’t even at the convention but at a scientific materials engineering convention.

    Yeah, I know what tear gas smells and feels like…and the sound of a billy club hitting flesh. That’s why I’m a non-machine Democrat, always registered as an Independent unless I’m working a campaign.

  34. Thanks Admin.

    I have been so pissed that sometimes I have to interject a little fun into my disposition (eventhough there is truth also in the fun).

    I have been incognito for awhile trying to get my bearings. I have my website down at the moment but will be unveiling it by weeks end.

    I’m still fighting for The salvation of the Democratic partry before all is lost.

  35. I cannot get there from here. Bambi is a fraud. Bambi ran a dirty campaign. FUCK PARTY UNITY. As Shaw said every profession is a conspiracy against the laity. The same goes for political parties.

  36. Evening all…was just reading the thoughts and finds of my favorite friends here on BP

    I LOVE the Waffle picture “the National Waffle Association”

    forwarded the link to B Merry as our friend FreedomFairy just saw the dancing waffle man at an event with BO earlier today.

    Stay tuned…maybe she can get permission to use….

    it would be SO perfect!
    LOL

  37. I have to run off soon tho and hit the hay. Been painting art 22′ up for 2 days in a row and then come home and work on 18 Million Voices fliers and ephemera.

    Wbboei…that soros stuff in Colorado is freaky.

  38. Norma- I agree. I can post the whole thing but I decided not to. Its Fund, John Fund at WSJ and I am not all that impressed. I mean he starts off by saying bambi beat us in the primaries, AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT WE KICKED HIS ASS IN TEXAS, PENNSYLVNIA, INDIANA, WEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTH DAKOTA where I was. We also kicked his ass in Puerto Rico and Kentucky where I was not. Ergo I am hardpressed to know where it was that he beat us. Rather than go through all that revisionist bullshit I decided to not post the article.

  39. The alpha and omega of this thing is the election was stolen from the people. As such, his nomination is tainted.

  40. Obama whines, “but McCain has flip-flopped more!”

    Hilarious:

    ————–
    Obama says McCain has shifted more

    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told Gwen Ifill of PBS” “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” that his rival for president, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has shifted on issues more than he has.

    Obama has faced a torrent of stories about moving toward the middle for the general election, on issues ranging from gun control to Iraq policy.

    Speaking in an interview to be aired tonight, he said in excerpts released by PBS:

    “[I]f you compare sort of my shift in emphasis on issues that I’ve been proposing for years, like say, faith-based initiatives, which have raised questions in the press, … if you compare that to John McCain’s complete reversal on oil drilling, complete reversal on George Bush’s tax cuts, complete reversal on immigration where he said he wouldn’t even vote for his own bill, that I think is a pretty hard case to make that somehow I’ve been shifting substantially relative to John McCain.”

    [snip]

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0708/Obama_says_McCain_has_shifted_more_.html

  41. “[I]f you compare sort of my shift in emphasis on issues that I’ve been proposing for years
    ———————————————-
    Shift????????????????????????????????????????????
    How about …………………………………lie?

  42. A sign of backlash among the superdelegates?posted at 12:10 pm on July 15, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
    Send to a Friend | printer-friendly Barack Obama hasn’t won many friends on Capitol Hill since apparently clinching the nomination, Politico reports. Democratic staffers complain of arrogance and inattention to the needs of Congressional Democrats, as well as poor coordination on appearances. Obama’s campaign has a sense of entitlement that may wind up being premature:
    After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is insular, uncooperative and inattentive to their hopes for a broad Democratic victory in November.
    “They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.” …
    Privately, however, there is a different message coming from some Democratic quarters on the Hill and on K Street. Some Democratic leadership staffers complain that, having defeated the vaunted Clinton political machine in the primaries, the Obama campaign now feels a “sense of entitlement” that leads to “arrogance.”
    Yesterday I wrote that an effort to get Hillary Clinton a floor vote at the convention had a small chance of posing a risk to Obama’s nomination. With Obama’s FISA flip-flop, the netroots have become disillusioned with hope and change, and any shift Obama makes on Iraq will only exacerbate it. He doesn’t have enough pledged delegates to cement his nomination, and superdelegates can change their minds at any time.
    And who are those superdelegates? In large part, the consist of the Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate. They jumped on the Obama bandwagon mostly after the primaries ended, but they could just as easily jump back off again if they believe Obama to be a losing cause.
    Team Obama’s arrogant attitude has manifested itself mainly in relations with key Democrats on Capitol Hill; for instance, Obama never notified Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi of his plans to change venues at the convention until their staffers heard it on a press conference call. Obama appears in Congressional districts without notifying the candidates, losing them opportunities to appear with the presumptive nominee. John Bresnahan has more examples in his article as well.
    Hillary Clinton has shrewdly positioned herself with the Left on the FISA bill in anticipation of an Obama meltdown. Obama seems to have forgotten his tenuous position at the convention and the need for strong support from Capitol Hill in order to secure his nomination. If he continues to stumble publicly and snub party leaders privately, Obama may be in for a very rude shock if Hillary gets her floor vote in Denver.

    http://www.hotair.com/archives/2008/07/15/a-sign-of-backlash-among-the-superdelegates/

  43. S Says:
    July 15th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    roll call…

    yup, that says it all. roll-call baby. let’s roll.

  44. Democracy means to Democrats:

    1. The Popular must be ignored
    2. The SDs can and will be bullied and bought
    3. No Roll call, as the people might speak.

    I think the Democrats need to change thier names to Dictacrats.

  45. The guy is guiness book deceiful. And thanks to him we now have a new word in the Orwellian vocabulary. When I stand up and tell several Americans who have lost their jobs that I will review NAFTA and make sure the it is fair to them-and then quickly dispatch one of my surrogates to tell the Canuks it was all bullshit or where as here I make the case to che gueveras in my own party that I am for civil liberty and then vote for a bill gives retroactive immunity for wire tapping, it is not a lie, it is not a deception, it is not even wrong. It is merely a “shift in position”. That is right out of the Judas Richardson playbook.

  46. Two new stories…..

    More Bilge from Obama–Another Empty Fundraising Letter (Which I Reflect Upon with Help from Charlie Chan)
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/63jvmy

    Breaking: Tory Leader David Cameron “Hearts” Obama, Talks about “Progessive Goals” Achieved by “Conservative Means”
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/5uouh8

    The latter one is rather scary!! The ultimate fusion of the parties??

    Both are the current leads at http://insightanalytical.wordpress.com

  47. wbboei,

    And then he adds insult to injury! He tells his kooks that if they think he changed, they haven’t been listening to what he has been saying all along.

    That may have been in his reply to the FISA protest they put on his own website.

  48. More proof that, not only is Waffles a LIAR…he’s not even a CLEVER one:

    The lengthy article by New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza quotes an antiwar speech Obama delivered in Chicago in 2002 in which the Illinois senator claimed U.S. troops serving alongside his grandfather during World War II liberated the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

    The U.S. Army did not liberate Auschwitz, which is in southern Poland and was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945. America liberated the Nazi concentration camps of Buchenwald in Germany and Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria.

    But the New Yorker piece quotes Obama stating in 2002,

    “My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton’s Army. He saw the dead and dying across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow-troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka. He fought in the name of a larger freedom, part of that arsenal of democracy that triumphed over evil, and he did not fight in vain. I don’t oppose all wars.”

    The fact checkers at the New Yorker may have missed the widespread media attention garnered in May when Obama made similar comments during a Memorial Day speech at which he told an audience his uncle liberated Auschwitz.

    “I had an uncle who was one of the, part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,” Obama said in speech in New Mexico. “And the story in our family was, is that when he came home, he just went up into the attic, and he didn’t leave the house for six months.”

    Obama was using the story to promote better benefits for troops.
    When the media pounced on the story, pointing out the U.S. did not liberate Auschwitz, Obama’s campaign spokesman Bill Burton issued a correction. Obama was referring to his great uncle, a member of the 89th Infantry Division that liberated the Ohrduf camp, part of Buchenwald, in Germany, said Burton. Burton said the great uncle, Obama’s grandmother’s brother, is still alive.

    The New Yorker’s reprint of Obama’s claim about his grandfather also contained another inconsistancy — the grandfather, Stanley Dunham, did not sign up for the U.S. army “the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed.”

    WND reported in May that Army records show Dunham signed up June 18, 1942 – six months after Pearl Harbor.

    In his autobiography, “Dreams of My Father,” Obama states his grandfather never engaged in combat.

    “Gramps returned from the war never having seen real combat, and the family moved to California, where he enrolled at Berkeley under the GI bill,” he writes. “But the classroom couldn’t contain his ambitions, his restlessness, and so the family moved again.”

    The New Yorker did not immediately return a phone call request for comment.

  49. Idunn

    it might be easier from now on to list what BHO hasn’t lied about (it’s a much shorter list)

  50. Hi, everybody – how easy it is to feel affection for you guys!

    Arrogant Nazi campaign had the gall to insert a BHO mailbox into my email application. Forecast of more serious invasions of privacy to come if he ever gets elected potus?

  51. Just saw in my local paper that Howard Dean will be in my hometown in Georgia later this month along with other major cities for a Democratic fundraiser for Obama at $250 a plate. There will be a bus with Obama’s seal on it (whatever that means).

    Said Howard wanted Georgia to know that they are serious about them. Boy, the dems sure are determined to turn Georgia blue. LOL!!!!!!

    Nobama in November, McCain in ’08!

  52. The entire Congress makes me sick.
    h t t p : / / http://www.gallup.com/poll/108856/Congressional-Approval-Hits-RecordLow-14.aspx

    When their rating hits Record-Low 14%, you know what these clowns are doing???
    h t t p : / / http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2008/07/16/across_the_aisle_a_ballad_to_kennedy/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+National+news

    GOP’s Hatch write a ballad to Kennedy

    Senator Orrin Hatch, the conservative Utah Republican, has written hundreds of songs on patriotic themes – with such titles as “Freedom’s Light” and “I Love Old Glory” – as a way of paying tribute to his country.

    But his latest trip down Tin Pan Alley had an even more personal resonance: Hatch said he was asked by several colleagues to put down his feelings about a very close friend who is facing a serious illness. The friend is the legendary liberal Ted Kennedy, and the colleagues are Democrats who envision having the song played as a tribute to Kennedy at next month’s Democratic convention – and as a living example of a brotherhood that transcends party lines.

    The result, “Headed Home,” is a lilting ballad that even its author can’t repeat without tearing up. The lyrics, he said, refer to Kennedy’s heroic return to the Senate where Kennedy has served for almost 46 years and Hatch for 32.
    ————————————

    All of these clowns, dems and republicans need to be thrown out of the dog house.

  53. “It’s a wonderful thing,” Senator John F. Kerry, the junior Democratic senator from Massachusetts, said when told of Hatch’s composition. “I think it’s entirely appropriate” to play it at the convention, Kerry said, because it would send a message of unity.

    ———————————-
    puke, puke, puke.

  54. that is all these guys do in congress…parties, jokes, lunches, dinners and fundraisers all the time.

    And they have these special Causes..blck, womens, latino, etc but no “american/people” causus!

  55. “It’s a wonderful thing,” Senator John F. Kerry, the junior Democratic senator from Massachusetts, said when told of Hatch’s composition. “I think it’s entirely appropriate” to play it at the convention, Kerry said, because it would send a message of unity

    Pass the bucket… : PUUUUU-MAHHHHHHH

  56. Orrin Hatch, the balladeer? Kerry, saying it should be played AT THE CONVENTION?!? You have got to be kidding me. What a total joke the Democratic establishment has become.

  57. Anyone else hear that Kanye West and another rapper are scheduled to perform at the convention? I read about it, yesterday, but I’m sure where.

  58. Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I’ve been on a long vacation and still read the articles (great job, admin) and comments. So….what’s the game plan until Denver?

    I think we all need to force Bambi into a debate. Soon.

  59. The more I reflect on this the more I realize that the kingdom of god is at hand and we really are seeing a new kind of politcs where Dems and Repubs end decades of partisan bickering, roll up their sleeves and go to work for the Wall street interests that now own and control both of them. The time for a third party that serves the american people is at hand.

  60. Paula: Isn’t he a bit old for rappers? But then again, he is a misogynist.

    I wonder, what the religious activities will be. No, I really don’t want to know.

  61. Campaign song just for BHO:

    Ted Lewis,a great white Jewish song and dance vaudville and movie,had a theme song that is still heard,and was a favotite of Sinatra. TITLE- “Me and my shadow”.We knew that Ted was white and that he cast a black shadow. With Obama the reverse is true,or is it? OBAMA CASTs either depending on where he appears and the audience color in attendance

    The big question is. Which is flip and which is is flop? Maybe his BC could reveal this tightly guarded secret. “Only the Shadow Knows.

    by ABM90

    By ABM90

  62. Admin,

    Thank you, we needed that. She does not preach, she talks to the People. She also has a sense of Humor, unlike the appointed candidate, who sorely lacks one.

    Oh by the Way, McCain just ignored that retalization cartoon. You have to admit, that was the way to hand that. Another indication of experience.

    SDs 44 days left. He will never close the deal.

  63. Kanye West and Wyclef Jean are not gangster rappers and are Hip Hop artists.

    Wyclef Jean performed at many democratic functions. Also Black Eye Peas and was one of the hit of the 2004 convention, so it is nothing new to have hip hop artists.

    Can we not get distracted on this…Kanye West and Wyclef Jean are very devoted democrats and big humanitarians, especially Wyclef Jean.

    Let us not get petty on non important issues. They are Americans and have a right to support their candidate…I don’t have a problem with Americans believing that Obama is the one.

    I have a problem with the institutions that are suppose to vet the candidates and inform the public. Like that PROPAGANDA INSTITUTION call the BIG MEDIA/MSM…they have sold their soul and shift boated the American People.

    I have a problem with the DEMOCRATIC? TALIBAN PARTY Leadership SHIFT BOATING the American People to SELECT another WEAK ASS CANDIDATE that will protect those “FAT CATS” in Congress.

    And I have a problem with Barack HUSSEIN OBAMA sneaky self lying all over about his resume and how he has con AA’s into believing he will work for their benefit when his own record show NOTHING to substantiate that claim.

    But Obama is sinking fast because of his own actions…not the Clintons, not McCain, not the Republicans but Barack Hussein Obama’s lies, alibis and inexperience.

    Obama is trying to Nationalize the Corrupt Chicago Political Machine and is running his campaign like a typical Chicago Mayorial campaign.

    It will not work, no surprise there since we here at Big Pink has been saying this for over a year…Obama is an empty lying suit and will sink the Democratic Taliban Party…but unlike past Democratic defeats this time the base will purge the rot and rebuilt our party to address us.

    I hope the SDs put pressure on Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Howard Dean to have an open and fair convention. None of this coronation for King Obama…or Don’t GIVE OBAMA the votes…NONE of the Candidates won enough delegates to win outright…so the SD’s have this last chance to fix a mighty wrong….if they don’t.

    President McCain

  64. AOL news has a discussion of how O is not closing the racial gap.

    news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/poll-finds-obama-still-faces-racial-gap/20080716092109990001

    So what do you think fo their analysis???

  65. Obama Releases List of Approved Jokes About HimselfBid to Help Late Night ComicsSaying he is “sympathetic to late night comedians’ struggle to find jokes to make about me,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) today issued a list of official campaign-approved Barack Obama jokes.

    The five jokes, which Sen. Obama said he is making available to all comedians free of charge, are as follows:

    Barack Obama and a kangaroo pull up to a gas station. The gas station attendant takes one look at the kangaroo and says, “You know, we don’t get many kangaroos here.” Barack Obama replies, “At these prices, I’m not surprised. That’s why we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

    A traveling salesman knocks on the door of a farmhouse, and much to his surprise, Barack Obama answers the door. The salesman says, “I was expecting the farmer’s daughter.” Barack Obama replies, “She’s not here. The farm was foreclosed on because of subprime loans that are making a mockery of the American Dream.”

    A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Why the long face?” Barack Obama replies, “His jockey just lost his health insurance, which should be the right of all Americans.”

    Q: What’s black and white and red all over?
    Barack Obama: The New Yorker magazine, which should be embarrassed after publishing such a tasteless and offensive cover, which I reject and denounce.

    A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, “This joke isn’t going to work because there’s no Muslim in this boat.”

  66. Obama really released those “jokes”???

    With our country engaged in two wars and our economy in such a sorry state, Obama and every other politician shouldn’t even have time to worry about what late night comedians are saying or what kinds of cartoons are on magazine covers.

  67. Just received this in my email from GretaWire:

    July 16, 2008

    ——————————————————————————–

    Good News and Bad News!!

    As you might imagine, the “women vote” is going to be very important this November…especially since many had aligned themselves with Senator Clinton and now she is out of the race for President. Where are Senator Clinton’s women backers going? to Senator Obama? Senator McCain? and what issues are particularly important to women that the questions should be put to the candidates?

    Because of the importance of the “women vote,” and because I don’t think we can really judge candidates from slick ads or attack ads but rather as we see them both get hard questions side by side at the same forum, we (ON THE RECORD) invited both candidates to a special Audience Show ON THE RECORD focusing on issues that might be particularly or uniquely important to women. I also hoped to have mostly women in the audience….and let them put the questions to the two candidates. Frankly I want to minimize role and let the audience / the voters speak to the candidates.

    The good news? Senator McCain’s campaign said Senator McCain will do this.

    The bad news? Senator Obama’s campaign declined.

    Of course I would like to see both Senators do this Special Audience show with us at ON THE RECORD…but the truth is that if Senator Obama will not with us, I would like to see him do it with Senator McCain with someone! It is hugely important that we – the American voters – see these two candidates together answering questions so that we can compare and contrast their different ideas for the future of our country.

    As an aside, I wish Senator Obama would re-consider. He would have the same opportunities during the show that Senator McCain will have. Likewise, both men would be treated with respect.

    So now what? I am planning to move forward with an audience show – meaning audience questions – addressing issues that women think important to them with only Senator McCain. Now we just need to figure out scheduling….

    Seems that Obama is still avoiding McCain!

    Also read in Yahoo news that Obama is prediciting a 30% increase in black votes that would win him the southern states such as Georgia. He is also relying on the younger vote to propel him to the presidency. Seems he don’t need nor is wooing the older voters, white voters, etc to win. Such arrogance! Never saw a potential nominee react this way!!! So if he is elected president he will cater to the young voters and black voters or will they get thrown under the bus as well? I hope that he is for a rude awakening in November.

    Also heard on Fox News yesterday by a Democratic strategist that Obama is so very popular that others want a piece of him and that he running a good campaign. They still insists that he is a uniter! Please!! Makes me want to puke!!

    I don’t understand why he has such enthusiastic and ardent people still raving about him on his behalf and defending every misstep he makes. Practically none of the Hillary supporters did this on her behalf, but now some of them are out defending Obama more than they defended Hillary!

  68. GaryinDCandLA

    What an idea, but I don’t think the dictocrats will allow that.

    Has anyone else noticed (especially the women’s groups endorsing him) that he just does not address women’s issues in his platform? However, he has criticised McCain. I view this as a strong area for Obama, so why is it not addressed in his platform and why no discussion???

  69. NARAL, NOW, ALL WOMEN’S GROUP

    I feel another flip flop coming. (In fact has it not already happen, or has one of his staff told you this is just election retoric). Like he has a long suit on how he represents these issues (Present).

  70. Can someone please let us all know what we can do right now to ensure Clinton’s name is on the ballot in Denver? I am tired of Pelosi, Dean, Brazile to name a few – who are running and ruining the DNC. I simply cannot vote for Senator Obama and feel deeply that Senator Clinton was undermined. I also was called and asked if I was an AA…and when I said no they hung up. Very arrogant campaign and certainly not for all the people in all the states.

  71. That clip is powerful! Divide and conquer, lie and cheat, slander and steal and if all else fails send in an army of experienced thugs to beat everyone into submission.

  72. Funny Bambi joke, spotted over at Politico, skewering BHO for his Anthony Robbins-style cheesiness:

    ————-
    “How many Obama supporters does it take to change a light bulb?
    “None. YOU are the change.”
    — Mark Katz

    LOL! 😀

  73. basil9

    That is an interesting question. I don’t think he takes lose well. Also in the past Donna promised riots.

  74. Basil, great find on that video. I just read about all that in the FDR Biography.

    Now, as we are wont to do….let’s point out ANOTHER misrepresentation by his Snottiness:

    therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/obamas-third-ad-as-inaccurate-as-his-first-two/

  75. Someone should Donna that question, as I think we deserve to know the answer. So, Donna will the AAs riot if you lose the GE, just like you said you would do if you lost the Democratic nomination?

    Or do you only bully the Democrats, or Dictocrats, as I like to call them.

  76. wow basil…….
    good catch!

    that’s almost a play by play of 2008!! only the names have changed!!

    we need to circulate that video everywhere!

  77. Hi Norma.

    Hope you’re all moved. Yuck! it’s taken me over a year to unpack and I’m still not done. 🙁

    Everyone, I’m just trying to envision Bo’s future after he LOSES, either one or both upcoming contests. Can’t really imagine him slinking back to the senate, can you?

    On a personal note, I just wanted to share my fantastic news with you. Today i got what’s called a 3-month post-labs report regarding my condition. They came back NEGATIVE which means I now have a 90% chance of being cured.
    I don’t waana get all schmaltzy by you have no idea of how therapeutic and encouraging this site has been for me, especially during the past 6 months.
    So huge THANKS to ADMIN and everyone here.

    To celebrate I’m going to a concert at the regional Irish Festival to hear my all-time favorite tin-whistle player, Mary Bergin.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  78. Someone should Donna that question, as I think we deserve to know the answer. So, Donna will the AAs riot if you lose the GE, just like you said you would do if you lost the Democratic nomination?

    Donna said she would leave if the SD’s decided the primary…. [well?]

    Another Obama suporter (a former gov, can’t remmeber his name right now) ridiculously suggested that AAs would riot in the streets across America if Obama wasn’t the nominee. Whatever….

  79. well……. I guess they decided to not follow the law and are indeed still running a “RAFFLE”!!!

    here is a email i just got today from the obama campaign

    Dear xxxxxxxxx,

    I wanted to make sure you saw this opportunity to be a part of our convention in Denver this August.

    If selected, you and a friend will go Backstage with Barack and be a part of history.

    As we continue to build our 50-state strategy, your support is crucial to preparing for victory in November. Please take a moment and make a contribution so you can be a part of this special opportunity.

    It would be great to see you in Denver!

    Thanks for all you do,

    Tom McMahon

    —— Original Message ——
    From: Steve Hildebrand, BarackObama.com
    Subject: Backstage with Barack?

    Friend —

    I’m out here in Denver, Colorado visiting the site of the Democratic National Convention, and there is excitement in the mountain air.

    Folks are working hard on Barack’s plan for a truly open convention. It will be a historic event, and you can be a part of it.

    If you make a donation in any amount before midnight on July 31st, you could be selected to travel to Denver for the last two days of the convention, including the final event — Barack’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President before 75,000 people.

    Ten supporters will be selected from all over the country, and each will be able to bring one guest. We’ll provide airfare, accommodations, and two days of convention activities — including a private meeting with Barack before his historic speech.

    Our team shot a short video of the stadium to give you a sense of the event. Watch the video and make a donation of $25 today, and you could go Backstage with Barack:

    donate.barackobama.com/backstage

    Supporters like you are the reason this campaign has been possible. We are thrilled that some of you will be able to celebrate what you accomplished with us in Denver.

    But we have a long way to go, and Barack can’t do this without you.

    Thanks,

    Steve

    Steve Hildebrand
    Deputy Campaign Manager
    Obama for America

    Paid for and authorized by the Democratic National Committee, http://www.democrats.org.
    This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

    Democratic National Committee, 430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Contributions or gifts to the Democratic National Committee are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

  80. NewMexicoFan Says:

    July 16th, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    AOL news has a discussion of how O is not closing the racial gap.

    news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/poll-finds-obama-still-faces-racial-gap/20080716092109990001

    So what do you think fo their analysis???
    *****************************************************
    I don’t think much of it. The Dictocrats and Obama decided early on to play the race card and by how the questions in the poll are formed there is no good answer other then the obvious…race.

    The Dictorcrats believe they can win with the issue being race but this black can tell you this is a losing strategy when the arguments are legitimate.

  81. Carbynew 5:57 p.m.

    Always great when the opinions come from someone like you that really knows.

    Thank You.

  82. basil 9, that was a fabulous video. OMG, it seems like history is happening all over again. The economy is horrible with the gas prices. I wonder if some of the same type of people that wanted to take control of the party/government are the same type that trying to do it now. It seems this kind of power tries to come in when we are at our weakest. It kind a makes you wonder. She is the President, She is the one that can fix it, I pity the people that can’t see, they are blind!

  83. basil9

    By the way, I was wondering where you were today. That must be a big relief. I have a friend going through Chemo now and will have to do radiation. I can only imagine how tough that is.

  84. Awwwwwwwww . . .

    Thanks Carby, Dijia, NMF, Norma, confloyd.

    21 months is a Looooooong time.

    And now for a politics-free evening. 😉

  85. Hundreds of Denver’s homeless could be cooling their heels in a movie theater or museum while the Democratic National Convention is in town next month.

    The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plans to get 500 movie tickets as well as passes to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other cultural facilities for the people it helps.

    Bus tickets will be provided for events beyond walking distance, said John Parvensky, the non-profit’s president.

    Many day shelters will have expanded hours during the convention, and big screen TVs are being donated to some shelters so patrons can watch convention goings-on without being caught up in the mayhem.

    “We’re trying to let folks know what activities are planned, and what other places they’ll be able to go without being harassed,” Parvensky said.

    A two-day voter registration drive is also planned at shelters and health clinics to ensure that metro area homeless people have access to the polls in November.

    Backers of the plan say it’s a more sanitary and humane way to take care of people.

    But not everyone buys it.

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/15/homeless-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-movie-ticket-duri/

  86. Basil 9…that is great news regarding your health…

    I always enjoy the thoughts you have to share…I am happy for you… : )

  87. birdgal Says:
    July 16th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Hundreds of Denver’s homeless could be cooling their heels in a movie theater or museum

    ******

    they’re not even going to feed them multi colored healthy food like arugula,egg plant,yellow peppers,and roma tomato’s??? 😀

    How lame…….let’s move the homeless as far away from the convention area as possible! it’s a real ” we don’t need all that trash blowing around the convention center so let’s shove it under the rug” as if they are an embarrassment they can hide or something! why not give a speach and write a policy to help our homeless instead?? perhaps even do a fundraising for shelters instead of movie tickets?? NObama NOvember!

  88. Excellent video Basil.

    This should be promoted all over the landscape.
    It speaks truth, the parallels are uncanny.

    Why is the Democratic Party afraid of democracy?

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