Mahogany And Ivory

Ivory

As McCain continues to gain on unqualified Obama (4 points ahead among likely voters or 1 point behind, according to Gallup polls) we are hearing news about what our unDemocratic masters have in store for August.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has agreed to speak on the second night of next month’s Democratic convention, headlining on the 88th anniversary of the day women earned the right to vote, sources say.

Two sources close to Clinton said the former presidential candidate will speak August 26 with all female U.S. senators on stage with her.

“Tuesday night is Hillary night,” said one supporter.

That night is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

We wrote about Women’s Equality Day last August. Further we wrote this on June 12, 2008 in Democrats Prepare To Strike:

Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated on August 26, the second day of the Democratic? National Convention. We need to organize demonstrations on Women’s Equality Day to highlight the misogyny in Big Media and the Democratic Party. We need to, like the civil rights movement, show the misogyny in American society for all to see.

Let’s get the word out. Let’s communicate via our email lists, on blogs and with family and friends. First we need to find out where Women’s Equality Day demonstrations are already being planned. Second we need to organize Women’s Equality Day demonstrations in cities where there are no demonstrations currently planned. We must have a demonstration in Denver.

In this election cycle there was not 1 debate to discuss issues of particular importance to women. Not 1 debate. Hillary was attacked in the most woman hating terms imaginable and the Democratic? leadership stood silent. Obama encouraged the woman-hating attacks. Hillary’s “claws”, Obama said, were out. Mainline women’s groups mostly stood silent. Women leaders such as Brazille and Pelosi and McCaskill, joined in the savaging of Hillary.

In Days Of Shame we wrote:

Obama supporters will try to convince themselves that the polls are turning their way all through the summer. We will convince them on Women’s Equality Day – August 26, that Hillary supporters will NOt vote for Obama in NOvember. We will continue to fight. We will never give up. Hillary is our nominee.

While the Democratic? National Convention is in session, Hillary Clinton supporters will be marching for Women’s Equality and Hillary Clinton – and against Obama and misogyny.

Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi have decided to try to bamboozle Hillary Clinton supporters and women by pretending to care and allowing Hillary Clinton to speak on Women’s Equality Day at their convention.

Women’s Equality Day is an opportunity to demonstrate to all Democrats and to the nation the sexism and misogyny that was exploited by Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi. Sexism and misogyny is a powerful force that has been exploited in this campaign.

In the 1970s, African-American New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm claimed that she “had met far more discrimination because I am a woman than because I am black.” Testifying for the ERA, she declared that it “provides a legal basis for attack on the most subtle, most pervasive, and most institutionalized form of prejudice that exists” and “is so widespread that it seems to many persons normal, natural and right.”

Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi will try to fool Hillary supporters and all women into squandering their votes on Obama. But a Hillary speech to the nation on August 25, Women’s Equality Day will give us all renewed energy to make Hillary the Democratic Party nominee. Watching and hearing Hillary Clinton will show the quality of Hillary as the Democratic nominee compared to the unqualifed, sinking in the polls, Obama. We also know that although Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi want to bamboozle women on Women’s Equality Day:

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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Mahogany

Yesterday, we featured a nasty video by big time celebrity Obama supporter Ludicris. In the video big time celebrity Obama supporter Ludicris calls Hillary Clinton a “bitch”. We have thus far not heard from “women’s groups” or Dean/Brazile/Pelosi a peep of protest.

Big time celebrity Obama supporter Ludicris reminds us of big time celebrity Obama supporter Bernie Mac. After several nasty jokes by Bernie Mac with Obama listening, Obama took the stage and “funned” about sexism and racism:

“We can’t afford to be divided by race. We can’t afford to be divided by religion, or by region or class. Or by gender. That means, by the way, Bernie you got to clean up your act. This is a family affair. … I’m just messing with you,” Obama said.

“Just messing with you” – Obama. That sums up the unqualified Obama rather neatly. “Just messing with you.”

The McCain campaign is taking Obama’s “messing” seriously. Obama played the race card against Hillary. Now the Obama campaign is playing the race card against McCain. McCain and his strategists are fighting back against the race-baiting Obama:

John McCain’s campaign accused Barack Obama today of playing racial politics a day after the Democratic candidate predicted Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out “he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

Obama “played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in a statement. He called Obama’s remarks “divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.” [snip]

Obama himself didn’t make clear what distinctions he thinks McCain is likely to raise regarding the presidents on U.S. currency — white men who for the most part were much older than Obama when elected. McCain has not raised Obama’s race as an issue in the campaign; he has said Obama lacks experience.

Obama played the race card against Hillary. Now the Obama campaign is playing the race card against McCain.

Did Obama Accuse McCain of Running a Racist, Xenophobic Campaign? [snip]

Correct me if I’m wrong, but does it not seem as if Obama just said McCain and his campaign — presumably the “they” in this construct — are saying that Obama shouldn’t be elected because he’s a risk because he’s black and has a foreign-sounding name?

The Obama campaign says no, no, no, certainly not, he was talking about his “opponents” in general, writ large, the talk radio hosts and smear artists and such.

Then in Union, Mo., this evening, Obama seemed to specifically accuse McCain and the GOP of peddling racism and xenophobia.

Obama said that “John McCain and the Republicans, they don’t have any new ideas, that’s why they’re spending all their time talking about me. I mean, you haven’t heard a positive thing out of that campaign in … in a month. All they do is try to run me down and you know, you know this in your own life. If somebody doesn’t have anything nice to say about anybody, that means they’ve got some problems of their own. So they know they’ve got no new ideas, they know they’re dredging up all the stale old stuff they’ve been peddling for the last eight, 10 years.

“But, since they don’t have any new ideas the only strategy they’ve got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills and, and they’re going to send out nasty emails.

“And, you know, the latest one they’ve got me in an ad with Paris Hilton,” Obama said, referring to a McCain campaign ad launched today. “You know, never met the woman. But, but, you know, what they’re gonna try to argue is that somehow I’m too risky.”

There’s a lot of racist xenophobic crap out there. But not only has McCain not peddled any of it, he’s condemned it.

Back in February, McCain apologized for some questionable comments made by a local radio host. In April, he condemned the North Carolina Republican Party’s ad featuring images of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

With one possible exception, I’ve never seen McCain or those under his control playing the race card or making fun of Obama’s name — or even mentioning Obama’s full name, for that matter! [snip]

What I have not seen is it come from McCain or his campaign in such a way to merit the language Obama used today. Pretty inflammatory.

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Obama took a European Vacation, but his supporters don’t know where he is going. Obama can’t be trusted. Reminds us of another celebrity European vacation, seeing the tourist spots but know knowing where you are going to [Lyrics HERE].

Hillary is, like Ivory soap – The Name You Trust

Obama is Mahogony – Do you know where you are going to?

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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199 thoughts on “Mahogany And Ivory

  1. Two sources close to Clinton said the former presidential candidate will speak August 26 with all female U.S. senators on stage with her
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    I don’t want Obama’s lapdog Claire McCaskill get anywhere close to Clinton.

    McCaskill is a disgrace with an IQ close to 50.

  2. I also read on The Confluence, that Hillary’s name will not be placed in nomination, nor will her name be on the ballot.

  3. birdgal Says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    I also read on The Confluence, that Hillary’s name will not be placed in nomination, nor will her name be on the ballot.
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    Can they do that?

  4. Not a joke
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    h t t p : / / network.bestfriends.org/Petitions/Detail.aspx?pn=9&g=330dbd95104f4f589f58dcfc97e355f6

    Petition to Urge the Obama Family to Adopt Their New Dog
    To: Sen. Obama and family
    If Sen. Barack Obama becomes president, he’ll instantly be faced with decisions that will affect millions of Americans. Senator Obama will also soon be making a decision that could affect millions of American dogs. It has been reported that once the election is over, win or lose, the Obamas will be looking for a new four-legged family member (much to his daughters’ delight).

    We, the undersigned, urge the Obama family to rescue a homeless dog. Whether they choose to adopt a purebred or a mutt, this action would undoubtedly cause a ripple effect to the benefit of all homeless animals. In a country where millions of dogs are killed each year in shelters, adopting a dog that would not otherwise have a future is a winning choice. Taking a stand by choosing to save a life would set an example of the highest standard.

  5. Graham on the “Celeb” Controversy

    Rough transcript from a Capitol Hill press conference

    I’d like to ask you one more question, and I’ll (inaudible) if there are no other ones. There’s been some criticism, primarily from Democratic quarters, talking about Senator McCain and his presidential run, regarding some of his ads lately, saying that they were (inaudible). Most recently, the one that they point to is one that included Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
    John McCain said from the beginning of the campaign that he was going to lead a respectable campaign. I’m not saying he’s not. but some people are saying that this goes against that, and what purpose does that serve, to have and ad like that? I’d like to get your take on that.
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
    Well, one thing’s for sure. If you embark upon a world tour, and you decide to make a campaign speech in a foreign country in front of 200,000 Germans, and you act like you’re already president, people may notice.
    And that’s what this is about: that he chose to go to Germany and do something I’ve never known a candidate to do before. You know, he orchestrated the press conference with the French president. He said something, yesterday, basically, that he embodies everything good about America. Well, you know, it’s good to have self-confidence. But you can, maybe, go too far.
    The whole ad is about the idea of fame without portfolio. Paris Hilton is famous for being famous. She draws a crowd for no apparent reason. Well, I think he has, you know — in Senator Obama’s case, is the effort to be commander in chief and the leader of the free world about portfolio?
    He is a celebrity, no question about it. Somebody asked me about Germany. I said, “There goes Germany. We’re going to have to get to 270 without Germany.” (LAUGHTER)
    But this is a hysteria around a personality that’s attractive, but when you look under the hood, there’s not a whole lot there. So fame without portfolio is, sort of, fashionable. But leadership without experience is dangerous.

  6. Carby: I am not 100% sure of this. A poster said, that he/she had heard Berstein on CNN say that Hillary would not allow her name to be placed in nomination. Now, we all know about the rumor mill, and how inaccurate rumors may be. But, I think, the DNC is putting enormous pressure on Hillary to conform to their wishes. This Taliban party is insufferable.

  7. the daughters of america deserve to see hillary have such a vote. period. how can we confirm this report?

  8. Soon as the election is over Obama will be looking for a new bitch?

    Chicken Little is afraid to debate McCain and keeps yelling, “The racism is falling, the racism is falling.” Same O same O.

  9. Admin, great post! To thhe group…sorry about my rant earlier about BO. I am just OVER HIS CRAP!

    Now….here is some GREAT news regarding Admin’s post to Organize. This came about last night and will be posted on the RHR website I HOOPE toonight, but it was HACKED AGAIN THE OTHER NIGHT BY OBAMABOTS . They also attempted to gain access to the Organizer’s computer.

    Will post info stand-alone in next box

  10. We have a room reservation at the Broker Restaurant in downtown Denver. It’s a very classy place, and a wonderful Angel Donor in Washington State paid for the entire cost of the reservation. The times and dates are:

    Sunday August 24th, 6 to 8 pm
    Monday August 25th, 9 to 11 am
    Tuesday August 26th, 9 to 11 am

    Please feel free to announce this to your groups, and, we are sorting out exactly how we can appropriately thank the wonderful donor who made this possible, and our two fabulous State Organizers (Laura from Washington and Kathy from Denver) who sorted out all the details and made this happen. I, for one, am eternally grateful, this is a wonderful step forward toward our Denver success!!!!

    Thanks to all!!!

    Thanks,
    RiseHillaryRise
    Organizer
    18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise
    http://18millionvoices.blogspot.com

  11. texan4hillary Says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    the daughters of america deserve to see hillary have such a vote. period. how can we confirm this report?

    I don’t know. Berstein is not always reliable, and doesn’t he hate Hillary?

  12. ok see i dont watch tv these days and didnt know it was bernstein spewing this. i doubt a clinton would call berstein.
    no link right?

  13. 18 Year-Old Wisconsin Woman Tells McCain, “Obama Terrifies Me” – Video 7/31/08

    Here is video of a town-hall meeting in Racine, Wisconsin today, July 31, 2008, where an 18-year old woman told Sen. John McCain that Obama “terrifies me.” She urged McCain to “call him on every shot,” and not let Obama get away with “anything.” The clip goes on to show an older woman in the audience thanking John McCain for being “such a Great American.”

    h t t p : / / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn677ybssuo

  14. The whole ad is about the idea of fame without portfolio. Paris Hilton is famous for being famous. She draws a crowd for no apparent reason. Well, I think he has, you know — in Senator Obama’s case, is the effort to be commander in chief and the leader of the free world about portfolio?
    He is a celebrity, no question about it. Somebody asked me about Germany. I said, “There goes Germany. We’re going to have to get to 270 without Germany.” (LAUGHTER)
    But this is a hysteria around a personality that’s attractive, but when you look under the hood, there’s not a whole lot there. So fame without portfolio is, sort of, fashionable. But leadership without experience is dangerous.
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    I love it! ROTFLMAO

    Like butter, that knife went in smooth.

    Laughter is the great equalizer.

  15. Breaking News: ICE found on Mars…CONFIRMED. WATER!

    YES!

    Now OBAMA can go have his Own Planet

  16. Has anyone heard as I just heard on Fox News that Jim Webb’s campaign manager has been found shot to death. He was found with a single gunshot wound to the head with the gun underneath him???

  17. Has anyone heard as I just heard on Fox News that Jim Webb’s campaign manager has been found shot to death.

    NO WAY!!! WTF?!

  18. VI. THE OBAMA PLAYBOOK

    1. The Dean Plan: is an obscure document developed prior to 1994 by person or persons unknown to serve as the playbook for the ill-fated presidential bid of Howard Dean. Today, it is the playbook of the Obama campaign. The core elements are as follows: i) bring in political activists in the local community, ii) bring in party outsiders who are on the web, iii) set up a universe of small donors and garner press attention, iv) select a presidential candidate with no national name recognition, a personality for public office and an ability to handle the stress of campaigning, v) replace large Democratic contributors with small ones, to set up 527 political action committees which can raise unlimited amounts of money, and vi) change the media landscape and create a movement through the recruitment of young people, an accelerated primary schedule (N.B. to produce a single strong party candidate for the Presidency an unprecedented eight (8) months before the election), to disseminate arguments and symbols that convey a sense of political change, to create a mainstream press echo chamber, to get liberal commentators on board and to create a web echo chamber.

    2. Dominate the Internet: hire an army of 400 bloggers; create pro-Obama websites, post comments favorable to him, and censor critical comments; troll opponent websites, post false stories and profane comments about opponent to create a demoralizing effect on supporters; discover the identity of opposing bloggers in order to intimidate or harass them up to and including death threats; to attack opponent websites. Obama of course knows nothing about this and thus maintains plausible deniability.

    3. Control the Media: enter into a quasi-business relationship with certain national networks, e.g. MSNBC, NBC, CNN (infra); appeal to certain pundits who may hope to have a place in your administration (Gergen?); have them stack their panels with your supporters; boycott networks that will not roll over for you, e.g. FOX; have lackey journalists attack honest debate moderators who force your candidate to answer tough questions (ABC: Gibson and Stephanopolous); feed false and inflammatory information to media about your opponent; use compliant polling organizations to produce results designed to mislead the public, and disguise real voter sentiment (Zogby?, Rassmussen?). (Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal). Plant pro-Obama stories in local newspapers and rebut anti-Obama stories in the reader comment section of those newspapers. (Note: I have it on good authority that Axelrod thinks some Obama supporters at NYT, WashPo and MSBC are a joke! On that limited point I think we have unity).

    4. The Race Card: American University Professor Sean Wiltentz studied the tactics of the Obama campaign and concluded that they deliberately, falsely and successfully portrayed Hillary and her campaign as unscrupulous race baiters while portraying Obama as a post racial figure. These charges were deliberately manufactured by the Obama camp and trumpeted by a credulous and/or compliant press corps in order to strip away her once formidable majority among black voters and to outrage college educated white liberals. They did so when Obama ran into dire straits after his losses in New Hampshire and Nevada. At that point MSNBC pundits and Obama shills Chuck Todd (Politico) and Eugene Robinson (Washington Post) falsely accused voters and the Clinton campaign of racism for electing Clinton over Obama. They would repeat that false charge in later primaries as well. Finally, Obama campaign officials threatened black congressmen who supported Hillary to either fall in line or face primary challenges. Obama himself maintained a posting on his website entitled field slave (Obama supporter) vs house slave (Clinton supporter). Based on this record one can logically assume he would play the race card as well if he were to become president, and this could be highly destructive of our country, just as his actions in this instance have created a major problem uniting the party. A self-inflicted wound.

    5. Build New Coalition: the goal of the Democratic National Committee is to change the core of its governing coalition from white working class and Hispanics to blacks, white liberals and young people under black leadership. They do so in the name of party building, and so they do not have to rely on working class people to win elections. Notwithstanding demographic changes, this is a risky strategy. Experience has shown that the party won presidential elections when it pursued the interests of its traditional coalition and it lost them when it divided the coalition and adopted a more leftist platform. But there is a further reason why the Democratic National Committee leadership is keen on creating a new coalition and it goes beyond mere party building. The old coalition would never agree with the neo lib agenda of sending trillions of dollars overseas to save the world when we have major problems here in this country, whereas the new coalition is more compliant. Black voters can be swayed through the symbolism of a black president and the promise of slavery reparations which Conyers is working on. Young voters can be seduced by pop culture iconography and rock concerts. White liberals can be manipulated by slogans like saving the planet one darter snail at a time and are economically insulated from the destructive impact of globalist policies unless they trigger a depression in which case those little darlings may be forced to make their own sacrifices like cutting back on their consumption of Rhone Valley wine.

    6. Aggressive Ground Game: recruit, hire and train an army of grass roots activists to conduct get out to vote activities, rallies and to strong arm voters. Also, use union allies (SEIU) and Soros thugs (ACORN). In the primary they focused on the states that had caucuses. In Iowa they bussed in thousands of out of state people to vote in the local elections, security procedures were lax and voter fraud occurred on a massive scale. In Washington they got their people to the polling sites early, took over the voting assignments, locked out 200 pro-Hillary people at one site alone, and began chanting in loud tones O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma to intimidate older voters. State party chairman Dwight Peltz-an Obama supporter called this a “triumph of democracy”. In Texas, Obama people enagaged in intimidation, forged voter ballots, and ignored the legal procedures for the election of officers. In Gary Indiana there was massive voter fraud which was directed by the Mayor (an Obama supporter). But here a report on the “triumph of democracy” in Texas:

    “In one example of fraud that I witnessed, one of my precinct captains, an elderly Hispanic woman, called me to report that BHO supporters had illegally seized control of the convention. During our series of phone calls, Mrs. “A.” reported that the Obama people took the convention materials and did not have a legal election of officers. The Obama people ordered Mrs. A. to sit across the room during the delegate calculation, and excluded Hillary supporters from the process. Mrs. A. overheard an Obama supporter call in a false delegate count to Austin. In a 13 delegate precinct where Obama should have won 4 delegates, the Obama supporters attempted to award 19 delegates to Obama”. (Pacific John: Democratic Coordinator from California).

    In the general election, follow the Dean Plan and focus on key swing states. Colorado has been used as the testing laboratory for aggressive voter education, registration and get out to vote strategies. Strong media advocacy efforts are underway. Traditionally, Colorado has been a red state, but the Wall Street Journal reports that if the election were conducted today Barack Hussein Obama would win.

  19. This whole Obama nightmare reminds me of the movies: Bye Bye Birdie and Rocky Horror Picture Show mixed up together! 😉

  20. wbboei,

    The “controlling the media” and “race card” sections scare me the most. Manipulative and subliminal communication = brainwashing. Obama’s race card formula is going to set back race relations as far as they can go.

    Excellent post!

  21. Obama campaign strategist Andrea Mitchell debates a very tough and very good McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. It’s 13 minutes long. Near the end Rick Davis talks Arugula.

  22. Aide to Sen. Jim Webb dies of gunshot
    Published: July 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM
    ROANOKE, Va., July 30 (UPI) — An aide to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., was found shot to death beside his car on a Virginia highway, police said.

    Fred Hutchins Jr., 26, of Roanoke, Va., was in charge of Webb’s office in the southwest part of the state. Investigators have not determined whether his death was suicide, the Roanoke Times reported Wednesday.

    Hutchins got into politics working for Onzlee Ware, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ware told WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, that Hutchins developed an interest in politics at an early age, describing their first meeting.

    “At 13 years old, Fred had political cards, and it said Fred W. Hutchins Jr., Political Consultant … at 13,” says Ware. “So then he announced to me that one day he knew I was going to run for public office and when that day came he was going to be my campaign manager.”

    A sheriff’s deputy found the body at 7 a.m. Tuesday when he stopped to investigate the parked car.

  23. Admin…thanks for releasing the post re: 18MILLIONVOICES.

    THIS INFO:
    We have a room reservation at the Broker Restaurant in downtown Denver. It’s a very classy place, and a wonderful Angel Donor in Washington State paid for the entire cost of the reservation. The times and dates are:

    Sunday August 24th, 6 to 8 pm
    Monday August 25th, 9 to 11 am
    Tuesday August 26th, 9 to 11 am

    Please feel free to announce this to your groups.

    IS FOR REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN IN DENVER for 18 Million Voices supporters and other who want to RECOGNIZE HILLARY’S HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS in DENVER!

  24. Obama Launches ‘Low Road Express’
    Posted by KYLE TRYGSTAD | E-Mail This | Permalink | Email Author
    The Obama campaign has launched a new site called McCain’s Low Road Express to debunk ads and statements by the McCain campaign. The name comes from a New York Times editorial published yesterday that was critical of recent campaign tactics by McCain. Highlighted on the site now are newspaper editorials and videos that were critical of McCain’s latest “Celeb” ad.

    On an afternoon conference call announcing the site’s launch, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the site would be updated regularly and hopes the public and media use it often. “Unfortunately we think that the tenor of his campaign is unlikely to change,” Plouffe said about the negative ads McCain has run. “People ought to just buckle up their seatbelts, because we think this is what their campaign is going to be all about.”

    Also on the call was Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the former president, who is a Republican unhappy with the tone of McCain’s campaign. “I don’t think it befits the campaign to have anyone’s patriotism called into question, or anyone’s credentials,” Eisenhower said, “because we have two well-qualified people running for President of the United States.”

    Plouffe said ads like “Celeb” are “frivolous and demeans the dialogue of the campaign.”

    time-blog.com/real_clear_politics/2008/07/obama_launches_low_road_expres.html
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    Doesn’t Obama have any original ideas in his head?

  25. Susan Eisenhower is full hopium, if she thinks BO is qualified to be POTUS. The tenor of the campaign has been set by the BO thugs. I just reflect all their comments back to them, because whatever they accuse their opponent of doing, they are actually doing it themselves. BO campaign needs a mirror.

  26. “do you notice a pattern? When a Democrat fails to meet expectations, he plays the race card. Obama has bottomed out in the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, losing his 9 point bounce. So what does he do? He pulls out the Democrat Standard Book of Tactics and throws the race card on the table.”

    Meiyingsu,

    Exactly! He did it to Hillary over and over again.

  27. totally unrelated but very scary….

    tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/97630;_ylt=AgFxiCEYnvpN0qMlRaIisak8MZA5

  28. JanH Says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    wbboei,

    The “controlling the media” and “race card” sections scare me the most. Manipulative and subliminal communication = brainwashing. Obama’s race card formula is going to set back race relations as far as they can go.
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    Yes indeed . . . . there are two things that make an old man like me want to cry. One is what they have done to Hillary. The other is what they are doing to race relations in this country.

    Our racial diversity is the strenth of this nation. If we proceed under vision of Dr. King we will be a great nation. If we proceed under the vision of Malcom X we will be that house divided which Lincoln correctly noted cannot stand.

    It is amazing is it not that the people who make all the noise about uniting the country end up being the ones who promote the sort of policies that tear it apart. First Bush. Now Obama.

    I knew a gentleman who was a firey black activist in our town. His name was Tyree Scott. He told me we (working class whites and working class blacks) are all just “buffalo soldiers”.

    I think what he meant by that is left to our own devices we would find a way to work together and Thomas Sowell shares that view.

    But then the race baiters step in and start trouble. We saw it many times in this race. It was part of the Obama stategy in this cycle. But it was media driven, especially msnbc and cnn.

    At some point you begin to wonder whether the biggest problem we have in this country is not the war, the debt, energy, or any of the other items we talk about.

    Maybe-just maybe our biggest problem is the press–because it is not a free press but one that is captive of big business.

  29. Presumed Racist [Peter Kirsanow]

    Obama’s statement yesterday about Republican scare tactics is merely the latest in a string of statements in which he suggests that certain Americans are intrinsically racist, and those Americans aren’t just confined to political opponents. His declaration that his grandmother was a “typical white person,” was, at the time, derided primarily because it was seen as Obama “throwing her under the bus” for political expediency. But the statement’s premise — that the “typical” white person is a reflexive racist — is at least as offensive.

    Similarly, the commentary surrounding Obama’s statement to San Francisco elites about bitter, working class voters focused largely on the condescension in his claim that such folks “cling to guns or religion.” Somewhat ignored was the clause “…or antipathy to people who aren’t like them…” Again, Obama is branding a huge swath of the American populace in unsavory terms.

    During the primaries his campaign lept upon any statement that was even remotely related to color as evidence of racist intent. This is, to say the least, peculiar for someone whose campaign was based in part on racial transcendence. Even more so for someone who doesn’t seem to have encountered any pernicious racism or racial barriers in his personal life. His profligate insinuations of racism now are far beyond unseemly. As the possible next President of the United States, he needs to be called on it.

    corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZGJmNjM1NDA0YzIwM2JmZDc4MDY1OGZhYmJiY2M4ZmQ=
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    If this is all there is Obama is TOAST. He has become like the character “the boy who cried wolf.” The lesson is when you make a false charge too many time, you lose credibility and the respect of your peers.

    corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZGJmNjM1NDA0YzIwM2JmZDc4MDY1OGZhYmJiY2M4ZmQ=
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  30. Kerry: ‘Al-Qaida Leadership is More Capable of Attacking Today’ than on 9/11

    Senator proposes $7.5 billion in ‘non-military’ aid; says ‘winning the war of ideas’ against al-Qaida important to climate change, AIDS.

    By Jeff Poor
    Business & Media Institute
    7/31/2008 4:32:24 PM

    Al-Qaida poses a bigger threat to the United States today than it did on Sept. 11, 2001, and the only way to prevent more attacks is to spend money on non-military international aid, according a July 31 speech by one-time presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

    “[T]he statistics tell the story. And as John Adams reminded us, facts are stubborn things. Today, terrorist attacks are at historic highs. The al-Qaida leadership is reconstituting along the Afghan-Pakistan border,” said Kerry at the Center for American Progress. “The al-Qaida leadership is more capable of attacking today than they were on September 11 of 2001. The Taliban is resurgent. Hamas is tightening its grip on Gaza and Hezbollah is running a state within a state.”

    A 2007 report from the State Department suggested that al-Qaida had reconstituted only “some of its pre-9/11 operational capabilities,” but that there had been and increase in deaths and injuries as a result of terrorism. Dell Dailey, coordinator of the Office for Counterterrorism attributed that increase to more frequent use of suicide bombers.

    Kerry used the Washington, D.C. speech to unveil what he called a “new approach” to fighting terrorism. The approach amounted to $7.5 billion in expenditures on non-military aid over five years to support Pakistan, a U.S. ally in the war on terror.

    “[W]e must make better use of our foreign aid to improve our standing with the Pakistani people,” Kerry said. “We’ve tried to do this now with a bill that we just passed out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. And it is a bill to provide a sustained commitment to dramatically increase non-military assistance – $7.5 billion over five years. And we want to ensure that it goes directly to the people, while ensuring that we get what we pay for in terms of military assistance.”

    The end result of winning the “war of ideas,” as Kerry labeled it, would improve the United States’ standing in the world and put the country in a better position to solve problems ranging from global climate change to the AIDS epidemic.

    “So looking at all these conflicts, the big picture is this – focusing on winning a war of ideas as opposed to just killing terrorists, will not only enable us to defeat our enemies, it will restore our ability to have a positive impact on change in other areas,” Kerry said.

    “All of these things are connected,” according to Kerry. “[G]lobal climate change, AIDS, the efforts with respect to failed states, counter-narcotics efforts, consistency on human rights and understanding and defining the real relationship with the nation of Islam (sic) and our leadership role with respect to our values.”

    The issue of a potential terrorist attack recently generated criticism of Sen. John McCain’s campaign. The Republican presidential candidate’s adviser Charlie Black told Fortune magazine a terrorist attack would be of “a big advantage” to McCain in the presidential elections in a story published on June 28, some media and Obama surrogates were critical.

    “Well, I mean it’s just a breathtakingly stupid thing to say,” CNN’s Jack Cafferty said on the June 23 “The Situation Room. “However, it’s probably true. And in the twisted logic of politics, John McCain is perceived as the guy who is more capable of handling the war on terror. So it’s probably true. But you just don’t say stuff like that in polite company – not that we’re polite company, but we’re company and you don’t talk that way to us.”

    Even Obama, himself, told Iowa caucus voters to reject “the politics of fear” in a speech in late December. Kerry formally endorsed Obama in a speech shortly after the Iowa caucuses on January 10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    http://www.businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080731162919.aspx
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    Is Kerry interviewing for Sec. of Defense because he’s always responding to issues of military or National defense?

  31. Hey yall, It’s been a long time and I been missin all yall. I wanted to thank admin for keeping up all the good posts. I’ve been readin’ it’s just been real hard for me to write, right now. I thought yesterday’s and today’s were particularly powerful and I got a lot of understanin out of wbboies post last night. The videos are gettin better and better yall. We gotta keep them coming. We are makin’ a difference.

    I am outraged by bo’s behavior lately. It’s one thing right after another…everyday a new screw ball thing. If he embodies everything “good” about America, he also, has he’s demostrated shows us everything that’s bad about America. The great essay today by Admin shows us one set of problems that we got to start addressin’ immediately. Our leader, Hillary, will bring this country into a new place in terms of human rights. There are two things she said in her last two speeches of the campaign that I’ll never forget: she won’t rest until women are respected. She also emphasized the importance of one person/one vote to our democracy. Mark my word, both of those speeches will go down in herstory and US “history” as truly significant. She is indeed a great leader and exactly who this country needs right now. Keep on fightin’ yall.

  32. McCain meets with former Clinton backer
    By SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press

    July 31, 2008

    RACINE, Wis. – Republican presidential hopeful John McCain had coffee Thursday with a former Wisconsin Democratic Party delegate who wanted to vote for him at her party’s national convention instead of Barack Obama.

    McCain met Debra Bartoshevich, her 16-year-old daughter and Bartoshevich’s father at a Racine coffee shop before heading to the city’s civic center where about 1,000 people attended a town hall meeting. Bartoshevich and her family rode to the meeting on McCain’s bus and were introduced by the candidate.

    McCain thanked Bartoshevich for her support, calling her a “dye-in-the-wool Democrat.”

    “And perhaps your reward will be in heaven, but not here on earth but I’d like to thank you,” he joked.

    Bartoshevich, an emergency room nurse, had pledged to support Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. But after Clinton lost the Democratic Party primary to Obama, Bartoshevich said she intended to vote for McCain instead.

    The state Democratic Party dumped her as a delegate last week.

    McCain’s wife Cindy McCain joined him at the town hall meeting and introduced him to the crowd that included many veterans.

    The visit was the Arizona senator’s fourth to Wisconsin during the general election. The state, which has 10 electoral votes, is seen as winnable for both candidates. But three polls over the past couple months have shown Obama with a double-digit lead.

    The stop in Racine, where Obama campaigned at the same civic center in February, is significant because the city about 30 miles south of Milwaukee is seen as a swing part of a swing state. Racine County is the state’s fifth largest, with about 195,000 residents, and recently has voted Republican. President Bush got 52 percent of the vote there in 2004 and lost to John Kerry by less than 1 percent statewide.

    McCain gave his standard stump speech at the town hall meeting, restating his support for nuclear power and offshore drilling to ease demand for foreign oil and high prices at the pump. Then he took questions from the crowd.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/26142954.html?location_refer=entertainment
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    That was a classy move McCain did that will help him a long way with the voters of Wisconsin. Showing respect is never a bad thing, Obama and the New Democratic? Coalition can’t comprehend this.

  33. I was at the supermarket and glanced at the SF Chronicle headline about offshore drilling. Apparently, according to a new poll 51% of residents favor offshore drilling vs 45 % against it. I don’t know, who they polled, but it is an interesting turn of events, here in northern CA.

  34. Black congressional Dems question McCain accusation

    My colleauge on the Hill Dan Reilly has the unhappy response of some members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the claim made by John McCain’s campaign today that Barack Obama is playing the race card.

    Of note, Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), and early and close supporter of Obama, suggested that the Republican campaign may be seeking to proactively raise the issue themselves.

    “It’s ridiculous, it’s offensive and you have to wonder if there is a double motive for it,” said Davis. “The McCain campaign can’t get any traction…So what do you do? You attack the other guy.”

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

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    What did the Democrats think McCain was going to do?…They’re not stupid, they read Obama’s books and they know his mentors and saw what they did to the Clintons, who by the way is not racist.

    So they pushed back and unlike Hillary Clinton who is a loyal Democrat and choose not to destroy the Dems….The Republicans will has no LOYALTY to the DEMOCRATIC? Taliban PARTY.

    I’ve said this for months now Obama is TOAST and I still back my analysis of Obama’s losing tactic and how Howard Dean, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Donna Brazile, Clyburn, Jesse Jackson Jr. and other has split the party.

  35. From politico:

    GOP’s celeb-Obama message gains traction
    By: Carrie Budoff Brown
    July 31, 2008 02:27 PM EST

    Barack Obama’s critics laid down the foundations of the strategy months ago: The Republican National Committee started the “Audacity Watch” back in April, and Karl Rove later fueled the attack by describing the first-term Illinois senator as “coolly arrogant.”

    It wasn’t until the last week, however, that the narrative of Obama as a president-in-waiting — and perhaps getting impatient in that waiting — began reverberating beyond the inboxes of Washington operatives and journalists.

    Perhaps one of the clearest indications emerged Tuesday from the world of late-night comedy, when David Letterman offered his “Top Ten Signs Barack Obama is Overconfident.” The examples included Obama proposing to change the name of Oklahoma to “Oklobama” and measuring his head for Mount Rushmore.

    “When Letterman is doing ‘Top Ten’ lists about something, it has officially entered the public consciousness,” said Dan Schnur, a political analyst from the University of Southern California and the communications director in John McCain’s 2000 campaign. “And it usually stays there for a long, long time.”

    Following a nine-day, eight-country tour that carried the ambition and stagecraft of a presidential state visit, Obama has found himself in an unusual position: the butt of jokes.

    [snip]

    dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=7735CE80-3048-5C12-006AF8E3846FE72C

  36. Susan Eisenhower: “I don’t think it befits the campaign to have anyone’s patriotism called into question, or anyone’s credentials.”

    Does that mean I can apply for a job as CEO of Google, and no one will ask for my credentials?

  37. Canaan: That statement by Susan Eisenhower makes no sense. Credentials are vital for any candidate for public policy. Credentials are always a necessary part of the screening process

  38. kostner and norma desmond

    thanks for the 2 utubes. they both brought tears to my eyes. makes an easy choice to vote McCain.

  39. Mollyj and Canaan, good to see you.

    L.A. Times has this which echoes much of what we have been writing. But the column ignores the fact that Obama is not qualified:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-chait31-2008jul31,0,4864579.story

    If you’ve heard anything at all about John McCain during the last few weeks, what you’ve probably heard is that he’s losing. His advisors hate each other, the media are ignoring him, and he’s getting photographed in golf carts and supermarket cheese aisles while his opponent strikes Kennedyesque poses.

    But here’s the weird thing: It’s kind of working for McCain. He’s only trailing by, on average, a few points in the polls. Even after Barack Obama’s week of European political masterpiece theater, the Democrat’s support barely budged. The reason, I believe, is that Obama is making the enormous mistake of letting the race be entirely about him, which is the only way he can lose.

    —–
    If you’ve heard anything at all about John McCain during the last few weeks, what you’ve probably heard is that he’s losing. His advisors hate each other, the media are ignoring him, and he’s getting photographed in golf carts and supermarket cheese aisles while his opponent strikes Kennedyesque poses.

    But here’s the weird thing: It’s kind of working for McCain. He’s only trailing by, on average, a few points in the polls. Even after Barack Obama’s week of European political masterpiece theater, the Democrat’s support barely budged. The reason, I believe, is that Obama is making the enormous mistake of letting the race be entirely about him, which is the only way he can lose.

  40. people are waking up from their hopium stupor. hillary will shine as never before august 26th and people will realize what has happened. they have allowed themselves to be bamboozled. B-HO’s MGM cinemascope cleopatra entering rome spectacle @ invesco field will be a complete embarrassment.

  41. Obama is toast, folks. He can’t win in November. McCain is drawing him into a back-and-forth negative campaign, now that Obama started it with the race-card issue. Obama’s campaign has been making inflammatory statements about McCain the past 36 hours and the tenor of the campaign is changing, very very fast.

    The result is that Obama will be seen as a just another regular politician, who has an uncontrollable ego and who will stoop to any level to attack his opponent.

    This is what happened during the final stretch of the Democratic primary, when Hillary beat BHO by big, big margins in most of the final states.

  42. Berkeley Vox ,

    all the polls these days are moving in McCain’s direction.

    If McCain can pull even in Oct, he will win.

  43. OBAMA IS A CELEBRITY. HE COMES AND GOES AS HE PLEASES. ANSWERS TO NO ONE. HE IS THE NEWEST, LATEST, DANGDIST VERSION OF
    THE UGLY AMERICAN/
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    Hospital Doctor Slams Obama, Canceled Visit

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:07 PM

    Article Font Size

    The McCain campaign issued the following statement today:

    Today, Dr. Danny Jazarevic, who served as the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Vascular Surgery at Landstuhl, issued the following statement on Barack Obama’s canceled visit to Ramstein and Landstuhl:

    “Last week, Senator Obama skipped a visit with wounded U.S. troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany because the Pentagon would not allow campaign staff or media to accompany him into the hospital. I served as director of trauma surgery at that hospital for nearly four years and saw the effect that a visit from a celebrity like Senator Obama could have on morale. During that time, I do not recall a single member of Congress canceling a visit with the troops despite being just a few hours away, but Senator Obama seems to have been more concerned with how the visit would affect him than how it would affect the soldiers recovering from wounds received in the service of their country.”

    Dr. Danny Jazarevic served as the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Vascular Surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. In 1984, Dr. Jazarevic joined the United States Army and later the Florida National Guard. He has since served in Honduras, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, and Iraq. From December 2002 through January 2006, Dr. Jazarevic was assigned to the U.S. Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where he served as Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Vascular Surgery. During this period, he deployed to Iraq numerous times, including with the 101st Airborne Division Forward Surgical Team and as Director of Operations for the 44th U.S. Army Medical Command. He is currently the Chief Trauma Surgeon at a civilian medical center in Florida, and also serves as a full Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Jazarevic has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

  44. kostner: A cottage industry of “Leave Barack Alone” You Tube clips seem to be springing up.

  45. Birth certificate for Rielle Hunter’s child lists no father
    Former aide to John Edwards had claimed paternity in December

    The birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards doesn’t identify a father.

    The certificate, obtained by The Charlotte Observer today, shows Frances Quinn Hunter was born Feb. 27, more than two months after an Edwards aide claimed to be the father. Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign finance director, claimed paternity in a statement from his lawyer posted at the political blog mydd.com.

    The girl was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Rielle Jaya James Druck, also known as Rielle Hunter. Hunter, 44, was a videographer on Edwards’ presidential campaign last year.

    Asked Thursday why no father was listed on the birth certificate, Hunter’s attorney, Robert Gordon of New York, said, “A lot of women do that.”

    Reminded that he and Hunter had publicly revealed the father’s identity two months earlier to the National Enquirer, Gordon said, “That’s a personal matter between them.”

    Gordon declined to comment further.

    With unmarried couples, California State law requires both parents to sign a “Declaration of Paternity” form prior to the father’s name being put on the birth certificate. If the father is not present, his name may be added to the birth certificate at a later date after proper forms are obtained from the Department of Vital Records.

    The Enquirer first alleged in October that Edwards had had a sexual relationship with a woman hired to create a documentary about him. A December story in the Enquirer claimed she was pregnant and living in a gated community in Chapel Hill, not far from Young and his family.

    That story said:

    “In a statement issued to The ENQUIRER through her attorney, Rielle said: ‘The fact that I am expecting a child is my personal and private business. This has no relationship to nor does it involve John Edwards in any way. Andrew Young is the father of my unborn child.’”

    The Enquirer alleged in a story last week that Edwards visited Hunter and the child at a Beverly Hills hotel, and then was confronted by its reporters as he was leaving in the middle of the night. The newspaper hasn’t published any photos of the alleged encounter.

    On Wednesday, Edwards declined to answer questions about the allegations.

    About a dozen reporters and photojournalists attended a speech Edwards gave to an AARP Foundation symposium on poverty and aging in Washington.

    Afterward, he avoided waiting reporters, at least some of whom wanted to question him about the Enquirer reports.

    He apparently exited through a side area used by the kitchen staff at Washington’s historic Hotel Monaco.

    Edwards emerged near the rear of the hotel with two men. When approached by a Charlotte Observer reporter, Edwards said, “Can’t do it now, I’m sorry” and quickly walked past.

    Asked about the Beverly Hilton, Edwards said “sorry” and got into a waiting car with the other men. Asked twice more to address the Enquirer story, Edwards was silent until the car doors were closed.

    The Enquirer described in its story its reporters’ attempts to chase down Edwards that night. The tabloid reported Edwards ran and hid in a restroom to elude them.

    The story has prompted buzz in the blogosphere and become fodder for jokes by late-night hosts Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, raising questions about his prospects for a spot in an Obama administration.

    But Edwards has said little about the allegations. At a July 23 speech in Houston, Edwards responded to a reporter’s question about the Enquirer story by referring to it as “tabloid trash.”

  46. I served as director of trauma surgery at that hospital for nearly four years and saw the effect that a visit from a celebrity like Senator Obama could have on morale.

    AHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHA!!!! It ain’t bashing if it’s true!

  47. after an afternoon root canal followed by a four heineken chaser, it’s time to hit the sack. curious to see what hannity has to say about the latest race card event.

    i truly feel the tide turning in McCains favour.

  48. Istead of Edwards ducking and dodging, all he needs to do is take a fraternity test to prove them wrong.

    If he is the father he needs to stand up like a man and take it like a man. H

  49. Personally, I could give at rats ass about the Edwards story. That’s between John, Elizabeth and John’s mistress(es).

    What I do find amusing though, is the Obama curse. Watch out DNC…you’re next!

  50. more update on Edwards. Hilarious.

    h t t p : / / http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,395685,00.html

    John Edwards Slips Out the Back Door of Another Hotel

    Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards slipped out the back door of yet another hotel on Wednesday.

    The Raleigh News and Observer reports that Edwards was in Washington for an AARP Foundation symposium at Hotel Monaco and avoided reporters for the second time in as many weeks. He escaped through a fourth-floor side area used by kitchen staff, and then through a handicap ramp at the rear of the hotel.

    Edwards refused to answer reporters’ questions about a story in the National Enquirer that says he visited a woman — said to be his mistress — and their love child at a hotel in California last week. The Enquirer says Edwards was cornered by reporters on July 21 as he was trying to leave the hotel. He then hid in a rest room, and FOX News confirmed that Edwards later escaped with the help of a security guard.

  51. Well what took so long to get this story of Senator’s Webb’s aide death to get in the news cycle. They found him Tuesday morning!

  52. Edwards is a 1st class asshole. Doesn’t change how I feel about his politics any, but it sure as shit makes him something I would scrape off the bottom of my shoe if I stepped in him.

  53. Well what took so long to get this story of Senator’s Webb’s aide death to get in the news cycle

    Maybe big media held the story for a few days while Barry built a rock solid alibi. 😉

  54. It may be a personal issue between Edwards and his family, but I do feel very badly for Elizabeth Edwards and her children. He needs to shut this story down, either by taking that paternity test and being found innocent, or coming clean with the truth.

  55. pathetic MSM
    ————————–
    NBC Hires Luke Russert as a Correspondent

    The late “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert’s imprint will remain with NBC News for some time to come: his son Luke will serve as a correspondent at large for the network.

    The elder Mr. Russert, 58, died of a heart attack on June 13. He frequently mentioned Luke, his only son, in television appearances.

    The younger Mr. Russert’s first assignment will be at the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of August and at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul at the beginning of September. A 2008 Boston College graduate, he will focus on youth issues for NBC.

    “Never before in an election cycle has so much attention turned to the youth vote, and Luke will bring a unique perspective to covering it,” Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, said in a statement.

    Before his father’s unexpected death in June, Mr. Russert already had extensive media experience. For two years he has co-hosted an XM radio show with the political pundit James Carville. Two weeks after his father died, he appeared on “Larry King Live” and discussed the dramatic rise in the number of young people who are showing interest in this year’s election.

  56. “Never before in an election cycle has so much attention turned to the youth vote, and Luke will bring a unique perspective to covering it,”

    Meaning what? He’s gonna suck on a bong and smack his ho up on air?

    (I know, that was wrong. Sue me.)

  57. Obama Won’t Let His Daughters Listen to Filthy Rap Music… Well, Except This One (Video)

    Busted! Obama Is Snoop Dogged—-

    Yesterday, after the rapper Ludacris released his filthy rap on B**** Hillary, paralyzed McCain and mentally handicapped Bush, the Obama campaign came out with this statement:

    “As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to,” said spokesman Bill Burton.
    Of course, you don’t have to go back to far to hear Barack Obama talk about one of his three year-old girl’s favorite rap songs- “Drop It Like It’s Hot”:

    His daughter thought it was “Drop it like a sock.” …How cute!

    It makes you wonder what the 3 year-old thought of the other words like killers, niggaz and motherf***ing from that same Snoop Dogg song:

    I’m a Bad Boy, wit a lotta ho’s
    Drive my own cars, and wear my own clothes
    I hang out tough, I’m a real Bo$$
    Big Snoop Dogg, yeah he’s so sharp
    On the TV screen and in the magazines
    If you play me close, you’re on a red beam
    Oh you got a gun so you wanna pop back?
    AK47 now nigga, stop that!
    Cement shoes, now I’m on the move
    Your family’s crying, now you on the news
    They can’t find you, and now they miss you
    Must I remind you I’m only here to twist you
    Pistol whip you, dip you then flip you
    Then dance to this motherf*cking music we crip to
    Subscribe nigga, get yo issue
    Baby come close, let me see how you get loose!
    Nice! Yeah, Obama sure wouldn’t want his daughter to listen to Ludacris!
    He better keep her on that Snoop Dogg diet.

    h t t p : / / gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/07/obama-wont-let-his-daughters-listen-to.html

  58. meiyingsu Says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    great article. That clip of Kostner and Connery was very revealing. The movie was about Ness trying to take down Capone, and he was talking with Connery about how to do it. Connery says “They bring a knife, you bring a gun. It is the Chicago way.” There was more, and I am paraphrasing, but where have we heard that line before? Quite chilling and right on the mark.

  59. The first chorus of Bambi’s kids fav snoop song:

    When the pimp’s in the crib ma
    Drop it like it’s hot
    Drop it like it’s hot
    Drop it like it’s hot
    When the pigs try to get at yea
    Park it like it’s hot
    Park it like it’s hot
    Park it like it’s hot
    And if a nigga get a attitude
    Pop it like it’s hot
    Pop it like it’s hot
    Pop it like it’s hot
    I got the rolly on my arm and I’m pouring Chandon
    And I roll the best weed cause I got it going on

    Damn Barry and Mish, you teach the kids to roll blunts too???!! 🙄

  60. They sure seem to be investigating the death of that aide in Virginia, going into this computer and such. One of his friends said he couldn’t imagine Fred not wanting to be here, since he just knew Obama would be elected and his was an avid Obama supporter.
    Lots of folks seem to be getting knocked off around Obama, the choir director, an aide to Senator Webb that was on the short list to be VP and an avid supporter. Oh well, probably just a coincidence! LOL!! Its the Chicago Way isn’t it!!

  61. Confloyd, wasn’t another aid of Webb’s busted last year for carrying an unregistered gun, which he claimed to be holding for Webb?

    Anyone else recall that story, or am I just making stuff up now?

  62. Obama’s campaign has possibly made their biggest blunder of the whole year, by re-injecting RACE into the campaign. When you’re already bleeding support heavily to working white voters, and there are large amounts of undecided voters in the race, why on EARTH would you go and stir the hornet’s nest, by falsely accusing McCain of saying “Obama doesn’t look like all the other Presidents on the dollar bills,” etc. Dumb, dumb, dumb. This is what happens when you nominate an inexperienced politician with a runaway ego. (On a separate note, what the f**k is Obama doing, imagining himself on DOLLAR BILLS already? lol… talk about presumptuous!)

  63. Idunn, these conspiracy theories are getting to me. I am looking for one on every news story! LOL!! This election is taking way too long!

  64. That reminds me…where the hell is Big Dog’s dollar bill?! Does Obama think he’s too good to get in line behind Clinton and Reagan?? 😉

  65. Look for Obama’s poll numbers to continue to fall, as race moves front-and-center as the big issue in the campaign. What in God’s name were Obama/Axelrod/Gibbs thinking by making race an issue?

    —–
    politico.com

    Race issue moves to center of campaign
    By: Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith
    July 31, 2008 08:05 PM EST

    Given the historic presence of the nation’s first major-party African-American presidential nominee, it was likely inevitable.

    But now the combustible issue of Barack Obama’s racial identity has been thrust squarely into the heated political battle of the 2008 race. Obama Wednesday warned voters that John McCain or his allies would try to “scare” them with his race, and McCain campaign manager Rick Davis responded furiously on Thursday, accusing Obama of playing the race card.

    Behind the accusations from both sides in the last 24 hours lies a furious battle to frame the racially charged conflict many in both campaigns have been girding for and to find effective ways to blame the other campaign for any unpalatable racial subtext to a race that — in theory — could actually show the better angels of America’s nature.

    Both sides face risks and opportunities: Obama’s pioneering status is inspiring to some voters and discomfiting to others, and the way in which race is discussed may push voters toward or away from him. McCain could benefit from discomfort with race or he could — like Hillary Rodham Clinton, his predecessor in battling Obama — be distracted and ultimately diminished by constant charges of racism, accurate or not.

    McCain aides say their goal is to pre-empt what they believe is Obama’s effort to paint any conventional campaign attacks as race-based.

    Obama’s aim, in the view of the McCain camp: “to delegitimize any line of attack against him,” said McCain aide Steve Schmidt. He said he saw that potential trap being sprung when Obama predicted in Missouri Wednesday that the GOP nominee would attack the Democrat because he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

    “I don’t [care] whether it helps or hurts us,” Schmidt said. “A lie unresponded to becomes the truth.”

    Obama spokesman Bill Burton said McCain’s campaign was “misinterpreting” both the “tenor and the meaning” of Obama’s words.

    “I think they should probably be a little less paranoid about parsing every word we say and a little more focused on actually addressing the challenges that Americans expect the president of the United States to take on,” he said.

    To campaign watchers, in fact, Obama’s warning Wednesday seemed less a direct attack on McCain than as part of a running effort to cast all attacks on Obama in the worst possible light: as products of ignorance at best and bigotry at worst.

    But Schmidt said McCain had learned the lesson of Clinton’s campaign, which began by taking her and her husband’s affinity with African-American voters for granted but wound up seeing days and weeks consumed by racially charged gaffes and allegations, ranging from a New Hampshire supporter’s suggestion that Obama had dealt drugs to Bill Clinton’s own comparison of Obama’s campaign to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s.

    Remarkably, in fact, Schmidt sees a sort of political soul mate in Bill Clinton. “Say whatever you want about Bill Clinton,” Schmidt said, “but it’s deeply unfair to suggest his criticism of Obama was race-based. President Clinton was a force for unity in this country on this subject. Every American should be proud of his record as both a governor and president. But we knew it was coming in our direction because they did it against a President of the United State of their own party.”

    A former chief strategist to Hillary Clinton, Howard Wolfson, echoed Schmidt’s comparison.

    “I think the McCain camp watched our primary on the Democratic side very carefully and they know that any accusation of racial divisiveness can be very, very harmful for a candidate’s prospects,” Wolfson said on Fox News Thursday, adding that the allegations against Clinton were unfair. “They heard something that Senator Obama said and they felt they had to respond quickly to make sure that nobody got the impression that they were engaged in those kind of racial politics.”

    Schmidt said McCain’s aides felt forced to talk about race, and that they don’t plan to do it again.

    But the aftermath of this campaign flashpoint — which began with a McCain ad using Paris Hilton and Britney Spears to paint Obama as a preening rock star — indicated points were scored for the Republican side.

    Obama’s campaign quickly put out a statement Thursday retracting the candidate’s suggestion that McCain had improperly used race, and, while on a conference call with reporters, campaign manager David Plouffe declined repeatedly to revisit any aspect of the question of race.

    “We weren’t suggesting in any way he was using race as an issue,” Plouffe said of McCain, though he didn’t explain how Obama’s words could be taken any other way. He also declined to engage speculation that McCain was responding so forcefully to highlight Obama’s race.

    “I really can’t speak to the McCain campaign’s motives,” he said.

    A prominent Obama backer, Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, however, suggested an ulterior motive to McCain’s grievance.

    “It’s ridiculous, it’s offensive and you have to wonder if there is a double motive for it,” he said, suggesting McCain was, in appearing to defend himself, trying to use race against Obama.

    McCain aides said they’d been on guard against charges of racism, anticipating the day the issue would arise. Obama made similar comments last month at a fundraiser in Florida. “And did I mention he’s black,” Obama asked, mockingly imitating what he predicted “Republicans” would say about him.

    But, Schmidt noted, the comments, taking place at a Friday night fundraiser with only a pool reporter and not long after the Democratic primary wrapped up, were not widely picked up. And Obama didn’t specifically mention McCain by name — as he did on the campaign trail this week.

    “He injected this yesterday,” Schmidt said. “We are compelled to respond. Tomorrow, if he does not do it again, we will not talk about it again.”

    In addition to positioning themselves as having been forced to raise the issue only to knock it down, McCain’s campaign is also embracing the victim role in part to ensure that Obama can’t seize it.

    Specifically requesting that his emphatic point be included, Schmidt said: “We will not be smeared on this subject, period.”

    Reiterating the point, McCain spokesman Brian Rogers invoked the specter of McCain’s bloody 2000 primary race.

    “For a guy who has actually been the victim of attacks like this, with his daughter in South Carolina, that’s unacceptable.” In the 2000 South Carolina primary, push polls suggested that McCain’s daughter Bridget — whom he and his wife Cindy adopted from Bangladesh — was his own, illegitimate black child.

    Republicans outside the campaign see another motivation on work by the GOP nominee. After weeks of Obama driving the race on his terms, McCain is now trying to go on the offensive and not let the Democrat set the contours on what may be the defining issue of the campaign.

    “I believe the McCain camp recognizes they need to define Obama and knock him on his heels every single day,” said Scott Reed, a Republican strategist who ran Bob Dole’s 1996 campaign.

    “For a week he’s been on defense,” said Republican consultant Phil Musser of Obama. “It’s the first time in a while – and he doesn’t like it.”

    Democrats and Republicans traded accusations about who was trying to inject race into the campaign.

    “These are the politics of Nixon and Atwater — it’s transparent, it’s indecent, and it’s most of all it’s a sign of desperation,” said Jim Jordan, a Democratic consultant, who said McCain’s charge that Obama was playing the race card was a straightforward attempt to highlight Obama’s race. “I assume this is what passes for cleverness in the hapless McCain campaign — that they think somehow it seems less racist to call Obama a racist.”

    A Republican strategist said, on the contrary, that Obama was introducing race to rally his core supporters.

    “Why should it be any surprise?” asked GOP strategist Chris LaCivita. “The Democrats have always used race to motivate their base — this year would be no different.”

    To put such traditionally red states with significant black populations such as Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri in play, LaCivita said, Obama must boost black turnout to unprecedented levels and motivate liberal whites.

    “The only way he gets to that? Inject race into the campaign.”

    One certainty: With Davis’s stinging accusation, McCain’s aides brought race to the foreground of a campaign where the issues has never been far from view.

    “It’s a very dangerous game,” said Doug Schoen, a Democratic pollster. “It’s unpredictable what it will do.”

    The next step, Schoen said, might well be “a step downward.”

  66. The next step, Schoen said, might well be “a step downward.”

    Politically, that would be the wise move. UNLESS, of course, camp Oliar continues to bring the issue up. Which I can guarantee you, they will.

  67. Obama will ALWAYS play the race card when he feels trapped. See Wiltentz.

    McCain took him on over it. Hillary was afraid to. Thats the difference.

    A race baiter like barack is like any other kind of bully. If you dont fight back it only gets worse.

  68. If you read his books or excerpts you know the reason he played the race card is not just to rally his base–IT IS HOW HE THINKS! How do I know? How about 20 years in Trinity Church of Christ. Ya think???????????

  69. It is pure conjecture but if Dr. King were alive today I do not think he would vote for Obama. He was about what was in a man’s heart and not the pigmentation of his skin.

  70. FYI–Leah Daughtry head of the DNC religious outreach program. Leah is a believer in the same Marxist Black Liberation theology as preached by J. Wright. Leah currently as been named CEO of the Democratic National Convention and is a Marxist FOLKS. Do we need anymore proof?

    NOObama: Over 2118 former supporters have signed off now.

  71. wbboei,
    I’ve seen something often quoted attriubted to one of BO’s autobiographies, about Blacks deliberately playing the race card quite often in polliticial contests, to cover their inadquacies.

    Might search Steve Sailer’s blog? He’s got a lot of DREAMS quotes there.

  72. Um, McCain’s campaign calling Waffles’ camp on its race-baiting isn’t the same as calling Waffles a racist. I have no idea what Jim Jordan is talking about.

  73. BTW, I’m glad to see Waffles’ arrogance is finally being recognized by the MSM. That Letterman top 10 list was great.

  74. Reiterating the point, McCain spokesman Brian Rogers invoked the specter of McCain’s bloody 2000 primary race.

    “For a guy who has actually been the victim of attacks like this, with his daughter in South Carolina, that’s unacceptable.” In the 2000 South Carolina primary, push polls suggested that McCain’s daughter Bridget — whom he and his wife Cindy adopted from Bangladesh — was his own, illegitimate black child.
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    Today was the first time in a long time that I watched MSNBC Chris Matthew show…I wanted to see how they played it and they are pissed that Old John McCain out manurvered them.

    When McCain spokeperson brought up the above story and MSNBC played that clip of McCain taking no crap and calling Obama out…those pundits couldn’t say much but be Obama’s whinny bitch.

    That celeb video is killing Obama and the Democrats because it all based on truth. And including Britney Spears and Paris Hilton really pissed the dems off.

    Then Obama taking the racist card strategy out of the Team Obama and the dems playbook…and brought up all those negative feelings in the Clintons Democrats and other groups who hated that crap just backfired big time…because how can TEAM Obama and the WEAK ASS DEMOCRATIC LEADERS call McCain racist when their bangadesh daughter is a person of color.

    Obama would be seen as going after innocent children…TEAM OBAMA IS TOAST!

    I’m from the CA and I knew Obama and the DEMS are going to lose in the G.E when they played that card against the Clintons…and they went after them HARD. It pissed me off because the ultimate victims are African Americans voters.

    I’m just waiting to see how long sane Black Leaders start speaking out…some did but now those are…sitting back and waiting to pick up the pieces after November.

    I knew McCain and the Republicans were not going to go against Obama until he played his hand with that “Citizen of the world” crap and apologizing for America all overseas. I still don’t think the SD’s will do the right think because those SEXIST JERKS ARE FULL OF THEMSELVES AND THE PLAYMATES are down on their knees BEGGING for the timy power they are allowed to have.

  75. I’m feeling hopeful.

    Long-time readers will remember that about a year ago, I recounted the wedding cake story and longed for a similar dismissal of Obama.

    To recapitulate for those who don’t remember or weren’t here, Truman was very very low in the polls (going for 5th Dem term). Dewey was more exciting, better looking etc. etc. and it was a Republican year.
    Truman started fighting back, bit by bit, and made Dewey look a bit unsubstantial. Then someone made the comment “Dewey looks like the groom on the wedding cake.” It was so perfect that Dewey could never shake it or be taken quite so seriously again. It was close enough that the famous headline “dewey wins” appeared before the boonies
    registered.

    The first few Obama lines were drowned in the kool-aid of Obamamania. But his strutting and preening and gobbledygook is beginning to catch on. Newt Gingrich called him looney — “just inflate your tires” – He is being ridiculed for “I am the symbol of hope in the world”. His “I don’t look like the presidents on the dollar or 5 dollar bill” compares himself not to other presidents but to Washington and Lincoln!!!

    We are not far from a “wedding cake” comment if we are not already there. If he can sing, he could
    adopt that standard Latin song “Ay Ay Ay Ay”. He’s so vain he’ll think that the song is about him.

    IN any case, my contribution is

    GO FOR A 3rd BUSH TERM — VOTE OBAMA!

  76. Idunn Says:

    July 31st, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    Why the hell do I feel like I’m living and reliving an endless episode of The Real World?

    Idunn, someone said to me reality tv has finally just become reality. pretty scary.

  77. Obama has overplayed the “racist” card. Bill, Hill, and now McCain — now he sounds like he believes that all whites are racist, which I think he does.

    Not smart — decent whites will be offended and racists will be racist.

    I heard commentators rerunning Bill Clinton’s line, “They played the racist card on me and we now know they planned that all along.” He sounds right on.

  78. Maybe the republicans were waiting to see if Obama was going to play the race card like they did with Bill, now they can take off the gloves! I hope so, I am sick of the Obamatrons.
    Hannity was talking about this new book that will be out tomorrow that will outline all the connections Obama has to questionable people. He seems to think this book if it takes off will sink the “ONE”. Geez, I can’t wait!

  79. Hannity had Interview #1 with one of the authors of “Obama Nation” to be released on the shelves tomorrow (and the second part of the interview). The authors also were the guys who wrote the swift boat book about Kerry. Now I was upset about that back then but knowing how Kerry has wimped out, maybe it really was for the best…if you could ever think that someone being weak enough to let W back in the WH is for the best. But the point is, the Dems have shot themselves in the foot once again by paving the way for another ultra vulnerable candidate rather than the one who could win.

    From what he revealed in today’s appearance, this will be a deal breaker with the public. They have tied all the loose ends together with his associations and radical extremist agenda…when, why and where along with all his fabrications about them. It pretty much brings it all under one roof for the general public. If this sells like the other one, we are looking at President McCain if the Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Reid cabal refuse to throw him under the bus in favor of Hillary. Could the timing be better prior to the convention?

  80. This entire primary season has been like Alice in Wonderland. What is up, is down, and what is down is up. Very surreal. I hope, Hillary is doing well.

  81. Once again, annoying Obama supporters lash out at Clinton backers, telling them to “get over it” — from the SF Chronicle:

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    Hillary Clinton rouses union workers in S.F.

    -Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    (07-31) 15:57 PDT — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a rousing call to thousands of union workers in San Francisco on Thursday to put Sen. Barack Obama in the White House come fall – but it was a bittersweet moment for some of her most loyal supporters, particularly women, who said they are still deeply pained she’s not the Democratic candidate.

    “I’m having a hard time,” said an emotional Cheryl Reynolds, a retired union librarian from Pennsylvania, after watching Clinton’s address, which was met with cheers and a prolonged standing ovation from a crowd of 3,000 at the international convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees at Moscone Center.

    For both Reynolds and her husband, Dean, who spent more than six weeks on the road in states like Iowa and Indiana working for Clinton during the primaries, the New York senator’s appearance to boost Obama was hard to take.

    “I’ll vote for Obama, because we need a Democrat in the White House,” said Dean Reynolds, who stood and applauded at length for Clinton’s address. “But, God, I wish it was her.”

    The powerhouse labor union of public employees, which has promised to mobilize 40,000 workers in the campaign, endorsed Obama after Clinton had left the race, and its members gave him an ecstatic reception when he delivered a speech to them by satellite while on the campaign trail.

    But with less than 100 days to go before the general election, Clinton’s appearance in San Francisco underscored her continued appeal to many grassroots Democrats who were her supporters, many of whom say they are clinging to the hope that she may get the nod as Obama’s running mate.

    Clinton – who earlier in the day visited a San Francisco fundraiser to help retire her campaign debt and was to attend another on the Peninsula on Thursday evening – exhorted the union members to put their muscle and their money behind Obama.

    “The best way that we can stand up for you … is to make sure we have a Democratic president taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009,” she said.

    She insisted she was “proud to get more votes than anyone has gotten” in a U.S. presidential primary campaign – a contention some Obama backers dispute – she said it is now “time for us to unite and stand together.”

    She delivered high praise for Obama, saying that throughout her often-contentious race against him, she had “seen his passion, his determination, his grace and his grit.”

    “There are a lot of folks still on the sidelines, trying to make up their minds,” Clinton said. But she said that labor activists like the army of municipal workers must get behind him “if we’re going to have a president that respects unions.”

    Joan Hernandez, a unionized traffic signal technician from San Diego and a strong supporter of Clinton, said that despite the calls for unity, “there’s quite a few of us on the fence. … I’m not the only one. A lot of her supporters are there.”

    She said she was extremely disappointed when Clinton’s presidential bid died – and Obama still doesn’t completely excite her. He’s too green, and “he still doesn’t answer questions directly,” she said.

    Hernandez is hoping for the VP slot for her candidate, but “right now, Obama is saying she’s low on the list. … we’ll decide what to do if he doesn’t choose her,” she said.

    Tamara Hummel, a retired worker with the Pennsylvania state police, said she was “100 percent” behind Clinton. “I was thinking she would win, and she slid back, and I was really disappointed,” she said.

    She just shakes her head when asked who will get her vote as president. “I’m not quite sure yet,” she said.

    But other Clintonista Democrats said they’ve come around – and they urge others to do likewise.

    “I definitely want to see a Democrat in the White House,” said John Faust, another union member from Pennsylvania.

    As the father of a daughter who has become a doctor, he said Clinton and the historic message of her candidacy – “that women can do anything” – impressed him.

    Now, he said, he has turned to Obama. “He wasn’t my first choice – but that’s the choice now,” he said.

    Jackie Rowe-Adams of New York called herself one of the “staunchest Hillary supporters” in the hall.

    “She stood strong and tall – and I’m glad she’s supporting Barack Obama,” Rowe-Adams said. “She has integrity, and she’s a lady of her word.”

    She said Obama should pick her as the vice presidential candidate only if that best serves his White House bid.

    And Rowe-Adams, who heads AFSCME Local 299 in her home state, said it’s time to look forward, and offered some words to those who still are looking back.

    “They have to focus on electing a Democrat. McCain is not union-friendly,” she said. “If you’re electing him, you’re putting Bush back in the White House.”

    So, “my advice to them,” she said, “is – get over it.”

    E-mail Carla Marinucci at cmarinucci@sfchronicle.com.

  82. Just having a Democrat in the White House isn’t a sure thing for Democrats. BO does not possess democratic values and principles. He votes more like a Republican.

    My mother once told me, sometimes it is better to be alone, than to be with just anyone. That is how I feel now. BO does not stand for anything, and I don’t believe he would fight for healthcare or anything else that is substantial or meaningful for so many Americans. He has no core beliefs or values. At least, I know where McCain stands. I don’t like it, but more misogyny, race baiting, and thuggery are more unacceptable, than a McCain presidency.

  83. One other thing, people who say, “Get over it,” do not “Get It.” This is bigger than Hillary. It is about democracy.

  84. McCaskill is a disgrace with an IQ close to 50.
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    Agreed, but 50 would be pushing it.

  85. yes its all over for hillary-oh wait-no conv yet, no free fair vote as what a conv is to be etc… they say its over. what a hoax. im giving more money to the denver grp. got to get the word out bout reality. he aint the nom.

  86. It is illogical to say we need a democrat in the white house ergo vote for obama

    He is not a democrat. carries the label but does not walk the walk

    People who say that have got to understand the difference between the old vs new coaliton

    People who say that need to understand that mccain is not bush–obama is

  87. Unions are pretty much useless. If they still had the same muscles as in the past, Hillary would have won the primary. They didn’t help Clinton in primary, their usefulness is very much in doubt in general election.

    Hillary should be focused on retiring her debt instead of making these useless speeches to union members.

  88. Another crazy NYT ed board article claiming MacCain using ‘race’ tinged images in that ad. These people at NYT are disgrace to America, they have never been held accountable. Jail time for these guys if I were the president. This sort of baseless charge will only energize the GOP base and frankly make many many Hillary democrats sympathetic to their cause.
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    New York Times: Putting White Women on Television is a Racist Attack on Barack Obama

    Only to an addled mind could the McCain advertisement below, which compares Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in terms of experience, qualification to lead, and sheer celebrity, be conceived as race-baiting.

    Unfortunately, the New York Times and their fellow Obama-at-any-cost diehards are just addled enough to try to make that argument. Today the Times’ editorial board wrote:

    The presumptive Republican nominee has embarked on a bare-knuckled barrage of negative advertising aimed at belittling Mr. Obama. The most recent ad compares the presumptive Democratic nominee for president to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton — suggesting to voters that he’s nothing more than a bubble-headed, publicity-seeking celebrity.

    The ad gave us an uneasy feeling that the McCain campaign was starting up the same sort of racially tinged attack on Mr. Obama that Republican operatives, some of whom work for Mr. McCain now, ran against Harold Ford, a black candidate for Senate in Tennessee in 2006. That assault, too, began with videos juxtaposing Mr. Ford with young, white women.

    The ridiculously indignant NYT editorial board continued:

    Mr. Obama called Mr. McCain on the ploy, saying, quite rightly, that the Republicans are trying to scare voters by pointing out that he “doesn’t look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills.”

    But Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, had a snappy answer. “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” he said. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

    The retort was, we must say, not only contemptible, but shrewd. It puts the sin for the racial attack not on those who made it, but on the victim of the attack.

  89. yes its all over for hillary-oh wait-no conv yet, no free fair vote as what a conv is to be etc… they say its over. what a hoax. im giving more money to the denver grp. got to get the word out bout reality. he aint the nom.
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    correct–it is propaganda-the question is whether her supporters can build a platform for her–if she is standing alone we give her no choice-but if we build a platform wiht an effective sd stategy all bets are off. If I were her I would say nothing controversial that would draw the attention from this –cnn would love to manufacture a diversionary issue, so she is smart not to give them one. We must be smart too. I am working on a short piece on that which reflects the views of a very smart woman who I am working with to give her a platform. Too tired to finish tonight.
    Cant let this propped-up, inexperienced, arrogant, elitist, calculating, disenfranchising, lying opponent become canidate much less president.

  90. gergen slammed the hell out of obama tonight. says he wont win without hillary as vp. obama has overplayed the race card. nyt op ed will add to flames. obama is trying to make this racial bc spears is white and in the ad. america is not able to handle race thats for sure

  91. OKAY, I HAVE TO SAY THIS. I HAVE TO GET IT OFF MY CHEST!!!!!
    SORRY IF OFFEND ANYONE….

    i am from san francisco.
    i am VERY, VERY, VERY, disappointed in Hillary. VERY!

    i dont care what the dnc says, i dont care what the dems in congress
    say, and i dont care what obama says.
    I WOULD NEVER, NEVER, DO WHAT SHE IS DOING. NOT EVER.

    she above anyone else, knows what an unprincipled, dishonest,
    dangerous man obama is.
    if she would push so strongly for this rogue candidate and this
    rogue democratic party, knowing what she does about them,
    then i must question her motives.

    who in the world would, overlook the character of the person
    running for the highest office in the land, just for the good of
    the party?
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE?
    THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN?
    THE GOOD OF THE NATION?

    i am confused, and disheartened.
    it all started when hillary started campaigning for obama,
    i began to feel really down, to feel really betrayed. it was bad
    enough to be betrayed by the democratic party, it was bad enough
    to be betrayed by the AA community, it was bad enough to be
    betrayed by people in our who were suppose to be fair.
    but to feel betrayed by hillary, is something i cant really understand.

    i know what i will do in november, i will quietly vote for mccain, and
    in all the congressional and local races, i will vote against dems who
    are dirty.
    but i dont understand what i’m fighting for here, unless its fighting
    against hillary.
    after all, what she is out there asking the people to do, i am adamantly
    against, so obviously i am against hillary.
    WTF…

    so disappointed in hillary, and so dumbfounded….

  92. gergen slammed the hell out of obama tonight. says he wont win without hillary as vp. obama has overplayed the race card. nyt op ed will add to flames. obama is trying to make this racial bc spears is white and in the ad. america is not able to handle race thats for sure
    _________________________________________
    McCain is bulletproof on the race issue with the African American child and the way the Bushies attacked him. Shorn of his script and his teleprompter obama is an unguided missle, with the press always there to save him from himself. Somebody should ask matthews why they feel compelled to do this. Surely at some point even they should realize he is all wrong for the job. He is the peter principle with an ego bigger than the grand canyon.

  93. I don’t want Hillary to be his V.P. period. At the beginning, I was teasing this idea, but no more. I absolutely loathe bambi now. Hillary, get far away from bambi.

  94. McCain VP talk turns to 2 female conservatives

    Sen. John McCain’s growing popularity among women is fueling speculation that he will selecta female running mate, ripening talk about conservative favorite Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina, one of his top economic advisers.

    Political pundits, election strategists and even some Democrats say putting a dynamic woman on the Republican ballot would tip independents, especially the “security moms” who helped President Bush win re-election in 2004.

    “If McCain picked a woman, it would certainly get the attention and perhaps votes of some Democrats and a number of independents who supported Hillary Clinton,” said Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh.

    With Mr. McCain not a favorite of social and fiscal conservatives, prominent leaders of the party’s right flank say choosing a bona fide member of their class could re-energize the Republican base.

    “Sarah Palin is a great choice,” said Grover Norquist, a Republican activist best known for his economic conservatism.

    “She’s got it all, and is a remarkable leader who brings a number of good qualities to the table,” said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America.

    Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to reporters regarding the indictment of U.S. Sen Ted Stevens in her Capitol office in Juneau, Alaska Tuesday July 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Brian Wallace)

    Although Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are still considered the front-runners for the vice-presidential slot (with a growing hum about former Rep. Rob Portman of Ohio), there is a new buzz that Mr. McCain will make a “transformative” pick outside the mainstream, perhaps even cross party lines to choose Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat turned independent.

    While most insiders find that option unlikely, Newt Gingrich warns Mr. McCain not to pick “one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guy.”

  95. skmf12 Says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 12:26 am
    OKAY, I HAVE TO SAY THIS. I HAVE TO GET IT OFF MY CHEST!!!!!
    SORRY IF OFFEND ANYONE….

    i am from san francisco.
    i am VERY, VERY, VERY, disappointed in Hillary. VERY!

    i dont care what the dnc says, i dont care what the dems in congress
    say, and i dont care what obama says.
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    skmf12: she has been kicked in the gut hard by people she thought she could trust. If you believe what I have been saying the party she loves and has devoted her life to has undergone a hostile takeover. The people who control it now do not have the interests of American people in mind whereas she does. Losing an election is good for several months of depression. Losing it because it was stolen is far worse. She is a strong human being but its like that old Frankie Laine song This Time Lord You Gave Me A Mountain. I have a feeling she loves all of us and wishes she could say more. The press is watching her every world. The best thing we can do is build a platform which gives her an option if she wants to take it.

  96. Sarah Palin is a great choice,” said Grover Norquist, a Republican activist best known for his economic conservatism.
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    I liked Palin fine til I heard Norquist is for her. Now she scares me. Why isnt it more obvious that he will pick Romney?

    Except what we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.”hat Romnery

  97. skmf12, I feel your pain, and I mean that. We must remember that the Obama’s are thugs and they have threatened and intimidated every SD that was not on his side.
    I whole heartedly understand how you feel, but do we really know the whole story?? NO, we don’t, its a matter of trust. I, personally trust Hillary. I don’t for one second believe she is not 100% for us, but just remember who we are fighting, these people have no scruples, if they can threaten their own, why would they not threaten Hillary?? Lets try and keep that in mind. If they are threatening Chelsea, you can bet Hillary will do anything they tell her to do. I would too. It’s a mother thing!

  98. wbboei,

    I don’t think Sarah will get the nod. I like her, I think she has the potential to become the first woman president if Hillary can’t.

  99. skmf12: just so you know- I feel the same way you do about it and do not watch her campaign for bambi. But when he loses and she does what she is asked to do then they can try to blame her but it will not wash. This time she was dealt a bad poker hand but she is playing it as best she can. There has got to be alot more going on than meets the eye. Nothing is certain at this point except that big media and bambi are lying to us.

  100. If the bad guys can get low information voters to buy the party label they have an advantage. If we can get them to look at the candidate we do.
    So when someone says we need a democrat in the white house a good retort might be what makes you think obama is a democrat? And then show how far his ACTIONS have deviated from core democatic principles/

  101. While most insiders find that option unlikely, Newt Gingrich warns Mr. McCain not to pick “one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guy.”

    “This fall, there’s going to be a lot of energy surrounding the Obama campaign and we need to find ways to generate a substantial amount of energy around the McCain campaign, and an effective, dynamic different kind of vice-presidential nominee, I think, would make a difference,” the former House speaker said.

    Mrs. Palin is “a mother of five, is a genuine Alaskan, is a hunter, is a dog sledder, is very much for drilling for oil, has a great reform reputation, took on big oil on behalf of the people of Alaska,” Mr. Gingrich said. “I think she would bring a level of excitement and uniqueness that people would have to stop and say, ‘Boy, this is kind of intriguing.'”

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has been wowing audiences worldwide, and during the primaries his soaring rhetoric prompted reports of women swooning at his rallies. Mr. Obama enjoys massive support from women younger than 40, leading the Republican candidate by 13 points, according to the latest Fox News survey.

    But Mr. McCain leads among women in their 40s by four percentage points and among women 50 and older by three points. While the Arizona Republican’s margins are slim, Democratic presidential candidates have traditionally led in those categories by 15 points or more, said former Clinton adviser Dick Morris.

    “Long regarded as a maverick Republican, he attracts these swing voters and is ideally positioned to exploit the estrangement between older women and Barack Obama,” Mr. Morris wrote in a column on Wednesday.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS John McCain campaigns Thursday in Racine, Wis. Speculation is increasing that he will pick a woman, possibly Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to join him on the Republican ticket.

    There are 18 million women across the country who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. Shortly before she dropped out of the Democratic race in June, nearly 30 percent of her supporters said they would shift to Mr. McCain before they would vote for the first-term senator from Illinois.

    Women made up 54 percent of the electorate in 2004, when “security moms” turned out in droves to support Mr. Bush.

    Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, recognize the importance of the female vote in November, and both are making efforts to shore up their support.

    Despite their hefty weight this election, some Republicans are skeptical that Mr. McCain’s will name a woman if it is seen as having been motivated purely by poll numbers. They wonder whether voters would see such a vice-presidential decision as act of shallow opportunism, whether or not the woman chosen managed to satisfy the sometimes mutually exclusive interests of interest groups – economic, religious and national defense – that Mr. McCain needs to win.

    These Republicans pointed out that the reason women apparently lean toward Mr. McCain has nothing to do with the sex of his running mate.

    UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Word is spreading that presumptive Republican nominee John McCain will pick a woman for his ticket.

    “Yes, the gap for Obama among women over 40 is real,” said Randy Brinson, a Montgomery, Ala., physician, evangelical leader and founder of the national Redeem the Vote movement. “Obama validates all the security concerns of women by his radical agenda, his inexperience, his redistribution-of-wealth ideas and the view that America is subservient in status in regard to Europe, which Obama embraces.”

    Nevertheless, there is growing buzz around Mrs. Palin, the first female governor of Alaska and youngest ever at 44. In April, she had her fifth child, Trig, who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her other colorfully named children are Bristol, Willow, Piper and Track, who at age 18 joined the Army last Sept. 11.

    Once a beauty queen in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, she has earned a reputation for toughness, eating moose burgers (she’s a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and her Web site shows her holding the antlers of a downed moose), riding snowmobiles and fishing. A former point guard for her high school basketball team, she is a regular churchgoer, staunchly pro-life and, like Mr. McCain, thinks climate change poses a threat.

    She is the focus of a Web site (palinforvp.blogspot.com) and elicits oohs and ahhs from leading evangelicals, who are cool to Mr. Romney.

    “Palin is an easy sell, particularly because of the recent birth,” David Barton, named by Time magazine as one of America’s most influential evangelicals, told The Washington Times.

    WASHINGTON – JULY 13: Carly Fiorina, economic adviser for the McCain campaign, Chair of the Republican National Committee Victory 2008, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, speaks during a live taping of Meet the Press at NBC Studios July 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Carly Fiorina, economic adviser for the McCain campaign, Chair of the Republican National Committee Victory 2008, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), National Co-chair of the Obama Campaign; former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Chair of the National Democratic Leadership Council and NBC News political analyst; Mike Murphy, Republican strategist and NBC News political analyst; and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming 2008 US presidential elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

    Another potential running mate for Mr. McCain is Mrs. Fiorina, which Forbes magazine dubbed the most powerful woman in business but who was forced out of HP in 2005 after a power struggle with the corporation’s board and amid rampant dissatisfaction among shareholders. At 53, she has no experience in political office, but that didn’t stop Mr. McCain from making her one of his top surrogates, naming her to the post of chairman of fundraising for get-out-the-vote efforts.

    She has made a major misstep, suggesting that insurers are sexually biased because they cover sexual medication for men and not birth control pills (making for an awkward moment when Mr. McCain was asked if he believes the same thing).

    But she stood her ground and was recently dispatched to woo supporters of Mrs. Clinton to vote for Mr. McCain. Democrats are worried that she may persuade disgruntled Clinton backers to support the Republican candidate, and some have quietly pushed stories highlighting her $42 million severance package when she left HP and her move to cut 18,000 jobs as she moved work overseas.

    Mrs. Marsh said picking Mrs. Fiorina would spotlight her high salary as an executive and her defense of sending jobs overseas.

    “That is why if McCain picked a woman, it would be potentially more advantageous to select an elected official like Palin who understands politics, campaigns, government and has a public record rather than having to defend the business record of Fiorina,” Mrs. Marsh said.

    Other female candidates have fallen by the wayside: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has repeatedly said she does not want the vice-presidential job and is too closely tied to the Bush administration, from which Mr. McCain is trying to distance himself. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, mentioned often several months ago, would put two senators on the Republican ticket, which many pundits say spells certain defeat.

  102. THANK YOU WBBOEI AND CONFLOYD…
    THANK YOU SO MUCH…

    yes that is true she may be going thru depression, i hadnt thought
    of that…
    she may be devastated, yes, i am thinking of myself, how dumb,
    i’m sorry, ofcourse she must also be stunned…
    this is something that is so hard to fathom, this is like a million
    dollar novel, no one would believe it could really happen.
    the theft of the presidency…

    and i tried to tell myself that maybe she is being threatened in some
    way, but ofcourse you say, not in her station in life, who would
    be able to scare hillary and bill?
    well, who knows? i keep wondering how bill feels about all this,
    but he just keeps silent, and i dont understand that either.
    and then when i listened to that broadcast of lenny talking to
    the puma people on the radio interview, it was like night and day.

    it was like the outer limits.
    he said he believed obama was a good person, and only has the
    good intentions of the people at heart. he even blamed the
    florida and michigan vote on the people, and said it was there
    fault.
    he says he disagrees with puma, but respects us.
    what the hell is going on?

    its like we are on our own, cause everyone else, has been assimilated
    by the borg…

    anyway, thank you for making me feel better about hillary.
    its her that really disappointed me, and i hated feeling like that.
    anyone who saw her character, finds it hard to see her doing what
    she is doing…

  103. Nevertheless, there is growing buzz around Mrs. Palin, the first female governor of Alaska and youngest ever at 44. In April, she had her fifth child, Trig, who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her other colorfully named children are Bristol, Willow, Piper and Track, who at age 18 joined the Army last Sept. 11.

    Once a beauty queen in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, she has earned a reputation for toughness, eating moose burgers (she’s a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and her Web site shows her holding the antlers of a downed moose), riding snowmobiles and fishing. A former point guard for her high school basketball team, she is a regular churchgoer, staunchly pro-life and, like Mr. McCain, thinks climate change poses a threat.

    She is the focus of a Web site (palinforvp.blogspot.com) and elicits oohs and ahhs from leading evangelicals, who are cool to Mr. Romney.

    “Palin is an easy sell, particularly because of the recent birth,” David Barton, named by Time magazine as one of America’s most influential evangelicals, told The Washington Times.

    WASHINGTON – JULY 13: Carly Fiorina, economic adviser for the McCain campaign, Chair of the Republican National Committee Victory 2008, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, speaks during a live taping of Meet the Press at NBC Studios July 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Carly Fiorina, economic adviser for the McCain campaign, Chair of the Republican National Committee Victory 2008, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), National Co-chair of the Obama Campaign; former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Chair of the National Democratic Leadership Council and NBC News political analyst; Mike Murphy, Republican strategist and NBC News political analyst; and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming 2008 US presidential elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

    Another potential running mate for Mr. McCain is Mrs. Fiorina, which Forbes magazine dubbed the most powerful woman in business but who was forced out of HP in 2005 after a power struggle with the corporation’s board and amid rampant dissatisfaction among shareholders. At 53, she has no experience in political office, but that didn’t stop Mr. McCain from making her one of his top surrogates, naming her to the post of chairman of fundraising for get-out-the-vote efforts.

    She has made a major misstep, suggesting that insurers are sexually biased because they cover sexual medication for men and not birth control pills (making for an awkward moment when Mr. McCain was asked if he believes the same thing).

    But she stood her ground and was recently dispatched to woo supporters of Mrs. Clinton to vote for Mr. McCain. Democrats are worried that she may persuade disgruntled Clinton backers to support the Republican candidate, and some have quietly pushed stories highlighting her $42 million severance package when she left HP and her move to cut 18,000 jobs as she moved work overseas.

    Mrs. Marsh said picking Mrs. Fiorina would spotlight her high salary as an executive and her defense of sending jobs overseas.

    “That is why if McCain picked a woman, it would be potentially more advantageous to select an elected official like Palin who understands politics, campaigns, government and has a public record rather than having to defend the business record of Fiorina,” Mrs. Marsh said.

    Other female candidates have fallen by the wayside: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has repeatedly said she does not want the vice-presidential job and is too closely tied to the Bush administration, from which Mr. McCain is trying to distance himself. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, mentioned often several months ago, would put two senators on the Republican ticket, which many pundits say spells certain defeat.

  104. Replying to this post at taylormarsh.com
    “Nobody Takes PUMA Seriously but PUMA”
    Guest Post by: Christina Cedeno
    h t t p : / / http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=28140
    ————–

    My reply:

    My goodness gracious!

    First, as to emailing Taylor, on the PUMA sites I frequent (bitterpoliticz, pumapac), we discourage each other from even visiting Taylormarsh.com, much less emailing Taylor!

    As for taking us seriously…. I wish I could get the TM archives to work for me, because there are two quotes from off-site, non-political ‘civilians’ you might say, which I’d like to repeat. One was in a Texasdarlin guest post, quoting a non-political lady on her own blog. Another one I posted in Hot Topics, an account of a non-political (or at least non-internet) elderly Jewish man who ranted into someone’s phone.

    The lady on Texasdarlin’s blog said something like this: “I’ve put up with those losers the DNC keeps nominating because I thought that was the best they could do. But now they’ve rejected a proven winner, and cheated to do it. So I’m done with the Democrats.”

    The old Jewish man made that point but ranted at more length. He said that now the DNC’s deliberate policy was out in the open, he was going to vote GOP to teach the DNC a lesson, as with McGovern in 1972, in hopes of taking the Democratic party away from the Pelosi faction and back to its FDR roots.

    The same sort of thing was said over and over in comment strings at TM and at NQ and elsewhere — by people who sounded like they had not been involved or keeping up with internet wonk micro-issues, at least.

    Now to harder evidence. A CNN/OpinionResearch poll released Jy 4 found iirc c. 46% of Hillary supporters (ie 9 million) refusing to vote for Obama in November. That was up from iirc c. 35% in early June (ie 7 million), when 4 million said they would stay home and 3 million said they would vote for McCain. (Cites at turndownobama.com) This fits with exit polls during the primaries: percentages c. 35% of Hillary voters said they would not support Obama in Novembe.

    Craig Della Penna did some number crunching that said 4 million subtracted from the Democratic total in November, plus 3 million subtracted from the Dems and added to the GOP … then the totals compared to the totals of 2004 … came out to a GOP landslide for 2008.

    Whatever you want to say about the PUMAs (estimated 2.5 million, but hard to count) — that 9 million in the poll of the real world outside the internet does seem perhaps worth taking seriously. Of which we 2.5 million PUMAs are the tip of the iceberg, the people who happen to be internet activists. (Plus visiting GOPs if you like — but are you going to claim Opinion Research’s 9 million were all GOP?)

    Now some of us PUMAs around the first of June gave up on the nomination, tore up their DNC cards, registered Ind or GOP, and got busy working for McCain. Others got busy trying to change the DNC’s mind, telling them how many votes they will be losing if they insist on going for Obama instead of Hillary. “A minority of PUMAs later came up with Heidi Li Feldman’s and Marc Rubin’s “The Denver Group” — which to me did seem both quixotic and wishywashy. (Even if the convention were conducted according to the rules, with both candidates given a fair vote — still whatever pressure Pelosi used on the superdelegates in June might be used again, to produce a strong figleaf.) But “The Denver Group” with their newspaper ads, tv and radio coverage, etc does seem to be raising the consciousness of the lower-information public, letting them know that the actual vote happens Aug 25 so there is still time to influence their Supers and others. And showing the public that whatever happened in June was by no means any kind of ‘election’!

    So the Denver Group people are a subset of the PUMA coalition. They’re worth supporting, but the rest of us PUMAs are certainly more interested in the bottom line of getting the DNC to support Hillary for President, than on the details of procedure. We’re not going to be brushed off with procedural fig leaves. Hillary or McCain! Hillary ’08 or Hillary (or some other real Democrat) in 2012.

    We PUMAs (and especially the Denver Group people) are giving the DNC a last chance to come round and nominate Hillary; we’re trying to persuade them away from their Obama folly. The rest of the 9 million don’t know that’s possible, so they’ve already given up on the Dems (for this year at least).

    The way to defeat McCain in November, is to defeat Obama in August. The way to defeat Obama in August, is to convince the DNC that a large number of us WILL vote for McCain in November if Obama is nominated (either as a ‘lesson’ or because McCain is a better choice than Obama.)

    If you want to consider our donations to the Denver Group as evidence of our anti-Obama intent — fine. Please expect that intent to carry through to November.

    (And an Obama/Clinton ticket won’t help with most of us hard-core PUMAs; some of us would work even harder against Obama/Clinton because we don’t want to see Hillary tied up in such a position. Granted it might help with some of the 9 million; I hope Obama has taken polls and found it’s not worth trying.)

  105. I think she has the potential to become the first woman president if Hillary can’t.
    ———————————————-
    Wow Kostner. I said I liked her but the truth is I really dont know a great deal about her so it was a bit of an overstatement. On the stength of your recommendation I will take a closer look. I did know Stevens from my years is the Alaska seafood industy and he was an honest politican by the defintion suggested above. As a matter of fact I knew Bitner as well. I saw Stevens was indicted. It is a shame but no surprise based on what I read previously.

  106. skmf12, I don’t watch her prostitute herself for Obama. I just don’t. It’s all a sharade. She is a pretty darn good actress. She was dynamite on SL, so she can act, big deal. I think we can rest assured she is being forced and I can imagine so is Lenny. The DNC is bought and paid for and the real democrats are doing their best to come thru for us. I believe it!

  107. skmf12: in thinking further about it the other thing Hillary has to weigh in is the interests of her new york consititents.

    DOES ANYONE KNOW what threats or inducemts pelosi made to the supers. I would like to be as specific as possible for this paper.

  108. well put confloyd/

    not much question what is going on here. If globlaist democrats reach across the aisle to globalist republicans then we do have bipartisap. The only one who gets screwed in the process is the American people. If they object Obama is sure to call them racists, or slip it to press.

  109. Kostner,

    FYI, the union that Hillary spoke to is AFSCME, under the AFLCIO banner. They supported Hillary all the way and if you look at many video clips you will see them standing with her and behind her at many rallies. On the other hand SEIU, supported BHO and they are truly dirty. Trust me I know this from being on the inside to long ( not anymore though)

    In support of unions… they are workers who unite to make improvements in their jobs. Many good policies have come out of union battles with greedy corporations. Sometimes within the union though they elect idiots for leaders…just like we do for president.

  110. wbboei,

    do you know if anyone has hired private detectives to find out
    what they could sniff out?

    i know once we talked about it here.
    we threw around the idea of doing a money bomb to pay for one.
    you know some janitor or maid somewhere knows something.
    i even wrote a private letter to someone, asking them, if there
    was some way to have all papers having to do with this election
    legally kept from being destroyed, never heard back…

    dont tell me there has not been alot of paper shredders working
    and files destroyed…

  111. hi…that first video of ‘leave obama alone’ that I think Kostner posted was hysterical…tears in my eyes laughing…

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

    I think John McCain should consider John Kaisch as his VP…Kaisch was a congressman from Ohio and now is a commentator on FOX…He is youthful, good looking, young 50’s, would appeal to the working class folks, down to earth, likeable and comes across as honest and earnest…

  112. Obama’s fundamental blunder of 2008 is his continual use of race as a wedge issue:

    ————–
    Race Moves to Center Stage
    McCain Campaign Accuses Obama of Exploiting the Issue

    By Jonathan Weisman and Juliet Eilperin
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Friday, August 1, 2008; Page A04

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 31 — Sen. John McCain’s campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama of playing the “race card” on Thursday, a day after the Democrat said his opponent and other Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing to Obama’s “funny name” and the fact that “he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills.”

    The charge was the first time the campaigns had directly confronted the subject of race. Although both sides have sought to avoid raising the thorny issue, the back-and-forth showed that it was perhaps inevitable the topic would emerge in a campaign in which an African American is headed for a major-party nomination for the first time.

    The exchange was reminiscent of several flare-ups over race during the Democratic primaries, when the Obama campaign complained about comments made by Bill Clinton in support of the candidacy of his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former president responded by accusing the Obama campaign of “feeding” the news media to keep the issue of race alive. Obama also tackled the issue in a major speech in Philadelphia to quell controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., his former pastor, who accused the U.S. government of conspiring against African Americans.

    The McCain campaign’s charge comes in a week in which it has launched a series of increasingly harsh attacks against Obama, accusing the Democrat of turning his back on wounded troops and being an arrogant, out-of-touch celebrity who does not appreciate the problems of average Americans.

    McCain aides said they were driven to raise the race issue after three Obama appearances Wednesday in Missouri, in which the Democrat took on McCain’s recent aggressiveness and alluded to remarks about his name and looks that McCain campaign officials said have never been uttered.

    “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in a statement. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

    Obama began his day Wednesday in Springfield, Mo., charging: “Nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky.”

    In Rolla and then in Union, Obama issued similar lines. “They’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name, and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five-dollar bills,’ and they’re going to send out nasty e-mails,” he told an audience in Union.

    E-mails making false charges against Obama have circulated for months, but there is no evidence that McCain’s campaign has been behind them.

    Obama aides said the candidate’s remarks were no different from applause lines he has used for months. At a mid-June fundraiser in Jacksonville, Fla., for instance, Obama said: “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?’ ”

    But Obama did appear to expand upon the theme by linking the attacks to McCain by name. Asked what specifically Obama was referring to, campaign manager David Plouffe avoided the question, saying, “What we’re seeing out of the McCain campaign, the Republican Party and some of their allies have been some very aggressive charges.”

    Obama strategist Robert Gibbs said separately, “Barack Obama in no way believes that the McCain campaign is using race as an issue, but he does believe they’re using the same old low-road politics to distract voters from the real issues in this campaign, and those are the issues he’ll continue to talk about.”

    McCain aides acknowledged that Obama has leveled similar accusations for some time, but they said the insinuations that McCain himself was a party to racism required a response. In an e-mail, senior McCain aide Mark Salter wrote that Davis issued the statement to defend McCain “from Obama’s repeated suggestion that he’s running a racist campaign.” Salter continued: “When he did it the first time yesterday, we let it pass. When he did it again later, specifically linking us to it, we decided to respond.”

    Salter added that “there isn’t a shred of evidence” that McCain “would tolerate such a thing,” noting that the senator from Arizona denounced an Ohio radio talk show host who mocked Obama’s name and that he criticized an ad by the North Carolina Republican Party highlighting Obama’s ties to Wright.

    Responding to a question on CNN about whether it was fair to say that Obama was playing the race card, McCain responded: “It is. I’m sorry to say that it is. It’s legitimate. And we don’t — there’s no place in this campaign for that. There’s no place for it, and we shouldn’t be doing it.”

    McCain also defended the more aggressive strategy at a town hall meeting in Wisconsin, where a young woman asked him why he had launched an ad juxtaposing Obama with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. “What we are talking about here is substance, and not style,” he said. “Campaigns are tough, but I am proud of the campaign we have run, I’m proud of the issues we have raised.”

    In recent days, McCain has aired advertisements and issued statements labeling his opponent a vapid celebrity akin to Hilton and Spears, accusing him of canceling a visit to wounded veterans because he could not bring along a media entourage, and suggesting he would raise taxes on electricity — all questionable assertions.

    Battling what aides called McCain’s “gutter distractions,” Obama’s team continued to push back Thursday on the stump and launched a Web site called the Low Road Express.

    At a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, though, Obama did seem to pull back slightly from his remarks Wednesday, dropping references to his name and looks. “All they’re doing is churning out the same stuff they do every four years. All you have to do is change the name,” Obama told a boisterous crowd. “So when you hear my opponent say he’s too risky, what they’re really saying is ‘We know we don’t have any good ideas, but you should be worried about him.’ ”

    Roger Wilkins, an African American scholar at George Mason University, called Obama’s Missouri statements “fair campaigning,” considering McCain’s recent attacks.

    “It seems to me at this point it would be naive of the Obama campaign not to anticipate efforts to tear at Obama’s character the way Bush tore away at John Kerry’s character four years ago. So if a fellow can rationally expect a Swift boat full of funny racial angles racing at him, he would only be sane to try to deflect that,” Wilkins said.
    Eilperin reported from Wisconsin with the McCain campaign.

  113. palin is unlikely given a probe launched into her in ak. the story is she got her bro in law fired via the ak govt. mccain doesnt need that. but could be rong

  114. It is illogical to say we need a democrat in the white house ergo vote for obama
    *************************
    Think how many Republicans said that about W. and wanting a Republican in the White House. They were badly hurt by his two terms and many have apologized—alas, too late! A candidate can be so bad that party does not mean a thing. Democrat, hell!

  115. THANK GOD!!!

    If Clinton were on the ticket with Obama, 23 percent said that would make them more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket, but an essentially identical 22 percent said it would make them more likely to vote for the Republican ticket, according to the July Washington Post/ ABC News Poll.
    h t t p : / / abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/Story?id=5487005&page=3

  116. mccain tells john king the truth and i think negates obama’s race baiting
    ———————————————
    Texan: that video on mccain that you posted should be an object lesson to every politican who has to run against the media as well as a media suppported opponent.

    Did you see what he did to that asshole King. He answered the question and affirmed the answer three times to make sure his position was clear and everyone knew he was committed to it.

    Then when asshole tied to follow up he stuck his hand out to shake hands, said thank you John something about the American people. AND HE TERMINATED THE INTERVIEW ON HIS TERMS AND AT ITS HIGH POINT. Nothing asshole could do but stand there like an idiot–fade to black.

    This reminds me of an interview Admiral Rickover gave to the press in the 1970. They tried to trap him and he told them: “you are nothing but a bunch of soap and deoderant salesmen and as far as I am concerned this intervies is terminated.

    It occurs to me that what with Rickover (father of our nuclear sub propram) and now McCain perhap they did teach us something of value in the navy besides how to be an officer, a gentleman and drink coffee (torpedo juice) by the gallon.

  117. If a politican starts from the premise that cnn and nbc/msnbc are a cynical, nihilitic, false, deceptive, frauduent, depraved, evil force then that politican will not go far wrong. These networks believe in their hearts that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. I gotta tell you this interview and how he handled the race card made me see him more like Reagan than Dole. Very very very impressive. I hope he has found his groove.

  118. turndownobama: let us assume for the moment it is true. She does not presently intend to put her name in nomination. Assume further that those of us who are trying to build her a platform so she at least has that option. Assume she does what she says and goes out and campaigns with all her heart for this fraudulent race baiting candidate. Assume he loses big time. Assume by then the globalists have taken over the party. 2011 rolls around. Will she be looked on as a viable candidate at that point, given what many people perceive as a 180? Would the media be any different then than they are now. Maybe I am looking at it the wrong way.

  119. skmf: on the private eye idea like I said before, if somebody comes up with a qualified candidate and a specific assignment I would contribute.

    But the easier answer will be found in talking to the public officials we know and hearing what they have to say. If they were personally extorted they will not tell us but they will tell a colleague and that colleague may tell us.

    There is a dark motive here, and too many people are aware of it for it to stay bottled up forever. Loose lips need to sink this ship–because obama and the people behing him are evil, in my opinion.

  120. Then when asshole tied to follow up he stuck his hand out to shake hands, said thank you John something about the American people. AND HE TERMINATED THE INTERVIEW ON HIS TERMS AND AT ITS HIGH POINT. Nothing asshole could do but stand there like an idiot–fade to black.

    Sounds like McCain has been studying the Bill Clinton approach to hostile reporters. EXCEPT, of course , Bill tends to take a bite out of their jugulars before he terminates the interview.

  121. wbboei Says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 7:32 am
    If a politican starts from the premise that cnn and nbc/msnbc are a cynical, nihilitic, false, deceptive, frauduent, depraved, evil force then that politican will not go far wrong. These networks believe in their hearts that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. I gotta tell you this interview and how he handled the race card made me see him more like Reagan than Dole. Very very very impressive. I hope he has found his groove.
    ******************************************************I see McCain more like Eisenhower then Reagan, in that he’s more liberal for a Republican then Reagan. McCain will do the right thing..He loves this country and all the people.

    Obama is all about himself and those who worship him and he want to change this country into a bigger Cuba with all that “Obama is it” crap.

  122. Just to satisfy my own curiousity, have any of you ever seen Oliar in a townhall format during this campaign? Surely he MUST have done one or two, but I swear, I don’t recall ever seeing him in that setting.

    I find that incredibly telling, and more than alittle disturbing.

  123. carbynew: on second thought I think you are right. Eisenhower is a better analogy. There was just something in the way he smacked down king in the polite yet dismissive way he did when king started to make trouble that made me think of reagan. Sorta like tefflon/

  124. HOPE this is TRUE!!!!!
    (before i post, wanna mention that I heard Manning on hcfjm last night.
    very interesting.)

    This is from Fred at NQ via Puma.

    Puma-SF, on August 1st, 2008 at 2:00 am Said:

    Man, I have a ton of pictures and tomorrow SimoFish will publish the video she took while Hillary was speaking.

    Originally it was labeled an event to help pay down her debt but some how it morphed into a unity event. Hell, there were about 10 Pumas that I know for sure but I’m sure there were more. Afterwards we all stood around and told each other our pen names.

    She said that she thinks it would help unify the party if her name was put into nomination and that she wants her supporters and delegates to be recognized and heard.

    I shook her hand. I hugged her and I told her to sign the petition that she would win and that we had her back.

  125. BTW,

    The latest nick for Waffles:

    Tawana Obama. 👿

    berkelye vox,
    What a GREAT quote!

    “I don’t [care] whether it helps or hurts us,” Schmidt said. “A lie unresponded to becomes the truth.”

  126. Since I have no time to waste on liars I do not tune in to cnn, msnbc and nbc any longer. But I am curious as to whether they gave much air time to obama attempt to play the race card, mccain calling him on it and obama having to back water. Was there much more to it than the mccain smackdown of king clip that Texan posted and the other one admin posted and if so did they nail bambi or cover for him? If anyone knows/ Twana obama is great/

  127. It might be interesting to know the odds in Vegas on the Presidental Contest at this point.

    The SDs have to be getting nervous, and the only reassurance they can make at this point is that they have the GE fixed. Otherwise, there is no polling that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Trends downward are hard to stop. Look what happen in the Primary.

    The Ohio Gov’s statement really did not help these odds. Too many must win states are up in play.

    If this book coming out has an impact, I think we are looking at an open convention.

  128. I saw MSNBC and they are Pissed at McCain for the Celeb ad and calling Obama out for the race baiter he is. They are trying to make something out of those two issue but there was no traction.

    Since the Gallop poll showing McCain has close the gap and Obama’s bounce disappeared and all RNC ads highlighting Obama’s presumptous attitude and mistake and then comparing Obama to Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton..as Famous for being Famous Celebs…that one is hurting Obama alot because it define him and his terrible dissing the troops decision is being play out like this.

    Yes, Obama is the Biggest Celebrity in the World but is he a Leader? Does he have the experience to Lead this Great Nation? Then you see his German speech for what it was…A Concert of little worth…onch.

    The Democrats are in trouble but those Democratic? insiders have their career on the line and they’re going to jump off the cliff.

  129. If the Dems are not at a double digit lead NOW, and leading up to the Convention, the probabilieis of victory look very bad.

    I also think that McCain has eliminated the race card. McCain is a smart and experienced politician. Something lacking in O.

    I have one question for the blog. Is this Os first election against a White person? Were his state and Congressional elections against Whites or AA?

  130. She said that she thinks it would help unify the party if her name was put into nomination and that she wants her supporters and delegates to be recognized and heard.

    I shook her hand. I hugged her and I told her to sign the petition that she would win and that we had her back
    ———————————————-
    So then the story that she will not put her name in nomination is false? Bambi and big media propaganda. No 180? This suggests that it is not her idea that her name not be put in nominaton. This should infuriate her supporters as it does me. 18 millon votes mean nothing. We mean nothing to the dnc.

  131. She said that she thinks it would help unify the party if her name was put into nomination and that she wants her supporters and delegates to be recognized and heard.

    If she said that, then she’s FINALLY come to her senses. Please please please let it be true.

  132. VII. CONCLUSION

    My dad was assistant air operations officer on the USS Enterprise in World War II. If he were alive today he would probably see certain parallels between kamikaze attacks then and the Obama tactics now. The only difference was the Japanese airmen had a code of honor whereas many of these thugs do not. This is a war however and it is bigger than any single candidate. The fight is between the American People and the globalists. Dean, Pelosi, Brazille are scumbags but they are really no more than pawns on a larger chessboard. The last line of defense now is the Republican Party which takes me back to a home I never would have left but for Hillary and Bush. However when we talk to Republican operatives we get the sense that they do not understand what has changed here, any more than the crowned heads of eighteenth century Europe understood that the ascent of Napoleon meant the end of the limited wars of the absolute kings and the rise of peoples wars (see JFC Fuller). If they fight the war on media and message alone then they will be fighting the last war, and repeating Penn’s mistake. They need to pay more attention to what is happening on the ground, and get very aggressive. One of my relatives was named Barkley. He was the Russian General who fought Napoleon and developed what came to be called “scorched earth doctrine”. If I could whistle him up from wherever he is now, I would gladly loan him to John McCain.

  133. McCain’s stance on drilling oil resonates with voters
    BY TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF • August 1, 2008

    WASHINGTON — John McCain has found at least one issue where he enjoys something of an advantage over Barack Obama: offshore drilling for oil.

    With gas prices way up this summer, polls in battleground states, including Michigan, have consistently found strong support for offshore drilling.

    Obama has repeatedly said he’s against it — that America can’t drill itself out of the oil crisis and must step up investment in alternative fuels.

    McCain also supports that investment, but said drilling should be an available option, as well.

    The issue has become a focus of McCain’s ads and one that is resonating with voters in swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, according to Peter Brown of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Connecticut.

    Obama’s campaign said it’s not worried and that it can make its case for alternative-energy plans that don’t involve more drilling for domestic oil.

    Joe DiSano, a Democratic consultant with Main Street Strategies in Lansing, agreed, saying that in the long run, drilling won’t be a sore spot for Obama.

    “As prices drop, you’ll start to see the heat come off this quite a bit,” he said.

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080801/NEWS07/808010374/1009

  134. The Obama curse continues.

    clintondems.com/2008/07/obama-delegate-from-new-jersey-resigns-over-allegations-of-child-pornography/

  135. wbboei, idunn,

    I’m running out the door now and don’t have time to check the Riverdaughter site.

    I will check when i get back.

    Here’s the complete post. It’s at the “obama faces hurdles” thread at the top of the NQ home page.
    Comment by fred | 2008-08-01 07:09:14

    from: riverdaughter’s blog

    Puma-SF, on August 1st, 2008 at 2:00 am Said:

    Man, I have a ton of pictures and tomorrow SimoFish will publish the video she took while Hillary was speaking.

    Originally it was labeled an event to help pay down her debt but some how it morphed into a unity event. Hell, there were about 10 Pumas that I know for sure but I’m sure there were more. Afterwards we all stood around and told each other our pen names.

    She said that she thinks it would help unify the party if her name was put into nomination and that she wants her supporters and delegates to be recognized and heard.

    I shook her hand. I hugged her and I told her to sign the petition that she would win and that we had her back.

  136. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama attracting 45% of the vote while John McCain earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 47% and McCain 46% (see recent daily results).

    Four years ago today, John Kerry led George W. Bush by four points (49% to 45%) and by five with leaners (51% to 46%). That matched his best day ever and was the last time he enjoyed such a sizable lead. At this point four years ago, the Democratic National Convention had already been held.

  137. Morning all!
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.772/pub_detail.asp

    This is part of an article B Merry has linked at therealbarackobama…

    Truth be told, an investigative reporter for a junior high school newspaper could divine the fact that while Obama’s marketing team has successfully packaged the candidacy of Barack Obama as the “secular second-coming,” he is, truthfully, just another product – another political operative – of the Chicago political machine. Even for the dead who routinely vote in Chicago this comes as no surprise. But there is something taking everyone by surprise – even the dead in Chicago: Barack Obama is starting to buy into the facade created by his marketing gurus.

    Former Bush political genius, Karl Rove, was perhaps the first strategist to recognize Obama’s Achilles heal: vanity.

  138. ROTFL!!!

    Pelosi’s Panhandling — by Missy Comley Beattie

    On Thursday, I received an e-mail from Nancy that included a special note from Al Gore. I call her Nancy, now, because her greeting implies a first-name-basis relationship. For those who weren’t included in the correspondence, this is part of her plea:

    Dear Missy,

    I wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to see this crucial message from former Vice President Al Gore. I was just with him last weekend in Texas and we both agree how critical November’s elections are to our country’s future.

    There are just 3 days left before we hit the DCCC’s 100 Day deadline and we need your help to hit our grassroots goal. As a special incentive, if you contribute today to our 100 Days of Action campaign – you will be automatically entered to win a chance to be my guest at the Democratic Convention in Denver, August 25-28th.

    Enter today to win and help Democrats win big in November. As Al Gore said, Remember: There’s a new world waiting at the other side of these elections.

    Best regards,

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Now that Nancy has made an overture to be my keyboard pal, I’m going to send her the following:

    Dear Nancy,

    I remember just how critical the November 2006 election was supposed to be to our country’s future. It certainly resulted in your being crowned Madam Speaker, a bestowal of power that must have made you positively orgasmic. (Wasn’t it someone you venerate, war criminal Henry Kissinger, who said that power is the greatest aphrodisiac?) Although my hopes weren’t particularly high, since I’d come to perceive you Dems as Republican groupies, I chose to be optimistic and I was especially pleased that George Bush considered the results of the election a thumpin’.

    And you had stated so many times that you would end the war in Iraq. So many times.

    Further, Nancy, before your coronation, you said repeatedly that impeachment would be on the table. Repeatedly.[Note from Linda — apparently that is not quite true. Or at least what is true is that Pelosi had said impeachment was off the table BEFORE the Dems got in in 2006. Not the main point anyway–she shouldn’t have taken it off WHENEVER she took it off!] And, then, when you were positioned at the table, you removed impeachment. Oh, sure, you’ve dropped a few crumbs lately, but I’ve seen the way you play with Bush. You’re besotted.

    Plus, I am struggling with the special incentive in your missive–a chance to be your guest at the Democratic Convention in Denver if I send a contribution.

    Nancy, I won’t succumb to your panhandling. I simply don’t trust you. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Lie and ignore the will of the electorate and, soon, someone with integrity will step forward, challenge you, and win that seat you’ve taken for granted far too long.

    Cindy Sheehan for Congress!

    Maybe, then, the new world that Al Gore says is waiting at the other side of the elections will yield results necessary to restore the Constitution that you and G. W. Bush have disemboweled so passionately.

    Besides, Nancy, being your guest would seem like torture to me. Torture–something about which you have intimate knowledge.

    Peace,

    Missy Beattie

    siratyst.blogspot.com/2008/07/pelosis-panhandling-by-missy-comley.html

  139. McCain Camp Cozies Up to Bill Clinton On Obama and Race

    blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/08/mccain-camp-coz.html

  140. KOSTNER at 9:52

    I think our reply to this is HOUSTON (Subsitute DNC) I think we have a problem.

    Acting Presidential, bribing and bullying don’t seem to be hacking it.

  141. Oh my god, I just had the BEST exchange with a friend who is a rabid Obamamaniac! He is completely freaking out about how Obama is doing in the polls and the fact that I don’t intend to play nice and get in line with my vote.

    Damn, my vote really does equal power! I love it!!

  142. Idunn

    I had an exchange like that with a close friend. She said you are not folding in. I told her, what had changed. Has he gain any experience or change the people he used to hang out with (I really don’t think so). Has he voted in something significant and taken the position he promised, or even introduce one piece of legislation of significance. Instead he has backtracked on FISA. The women’s groups backing him are beginning to look unintelligent, especially when he is considering a pro lifer, anti gay as VP.

    Then I hear we are going to lose Roe vs Wade, but I am ready for that. I tell them if it was ever going to be reversed it would have happened under Bush with the pro Congressional package he had.

    Anyway with the betayal of younger women, and the women’s groups to Hillary, I am sorry, that is their issue, no longer mine. I am going for experience, and a person that has voted on something significant I can determine who they are.

  143. Less Believe Obama Capable of Leading Than Before He Went to Europe
    Posted by: Erick Erickson

    Friday, August 1, 2008 at 09:43AM

    0 Comments

    The poor guy’s stock keeps falling. No wonder he’s crashing in the futures market. After his messianic journey to the Middle East and Europe, less people think Barack Obama can handle the job of Commander-in-Chief than did before he left for his trip.

    Granted, the drop is small; it’s down from 55% to 52%. However, after ditching the troops in Germany and apologizing for us ugly Americans to the German horde, can you blame people for questioning his fitness to lead the troops?

    Oh, and here is the real kicker: less people no think Obama is capable of handling terrorism and the situation in Iraq.

    Again, how can you blame them? He went to Iraq, met with the general, and flatly ignored him. He says he’d still vote against the surge and his surrogates still deny the surge had any impact.

    The public cannot be blamed for a diminished view of Obama. Look for him to start throwing the race card toward middle America.

  144. from puma,

    TMendez on 08.01.08 at 10:45 am

    I attended a fundraiser for Hillary in Los Altos Hills, California yesterday afternoon. While she talked positively of Obama, her heart definitely was not in it (and the mostly Hillary crowd was not receptive to the unity concept). Hillary mentioned being placed in nomination, and indicated that there were still talks with the DNC and the Obama campaign. She indicated that it would be for the best of the party if she were put in nomination to provide legitimacy to the process. She also thought that there would less of a rift in the Democratic Party if the nomination process was seen as clear and transparent.

    Any word that Hillary does not want her name put in nomination is being spread by Obama supporters.

    I want her name in nomination, but even if they do and obama then becomes the official nominee, I would never support him.

    It’s Hillary or McCain.

  145. The silliest person on earth, American blog has another crazy article up.
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    h t t p : / / http://www.americablog.com/2008/07/mccain-is-gay-baiting-obama-and-it.html

    McCain is gay-baiting Obama, and it needs to stop

    UPDATE: I’m not the only one who thinks McCain is gay-baiting.

    I know a thing or two about gay-baiting. I’ve been working on gay civil rights issue since the early 1990s, when I helped Senator Kennedy’s office prepare for the gays in the military hearings, and legislation, in 1993. Since then, I helped Kennedy on the ENDA hearings in the mid 90s, and then moved into my own civil rights advocacy work regardings Matthew Shepard, Timothy McVeigh (the gay one), Dr. Laura, Mary Cheney, Ford, Microsoft and beyond. It’s fair to say that I have a pretty good nose for anti-gay bigotry. And McCain is trying to gay-bait Obama.

  146. meiyingsu

    A heckler no less. How did his staff let that happen. Did they not get the email that he has already been elected, and could care less about them.

  147. redstate has a smackdown.

    h t t p : / / http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/aug/01/from-the-dog-whistle-barack-obama-is-gay/

    Now we get a claim from one of the usual suspects that McCain is making light of Barack Obama’s gayness.

    Now if you are surprised as I am to discover Barack Obama is a gay man, which would make him the first gay black muslim candidate for president, just hang in there and follow the white rabbit to wonderland.

    The evidence is 1)McCain has surrounded himself with senior gay male advisors and 2) he’s a Republican and 3) running against Obama, the gay presidential candidate. From that…

    Okay, I really can’t do justice to what follows so I’ll simply quote at length:


    I’ve got to admit that this string of non sequiturs leaves me scratching my head. Quite honestly, I think that the post says a lot more about the sterotypes the writer harbors than any campaign to portray Barack Obama as a gay man– not that there would be anything wrong with Barack Obama being a gay man, I mean he could be gay Barack the gay senator from Gayville and that would be perfectly fine by me.

    Why, for instance, would being a gay man be any more of a liability than being a black man? why does surrounding yourself with “senior gay male advisors” have anything to do with this? Are they acting “catty”? Isn’t this poster engaging in a bit of “gay baiting” himself by insinuating that McCain’s battalions of “senior gay male advisors” are behind this? Isn’t this accusing them of “self loathing”?

    Even to a casual observer, Barack Obama is not the epitome of macho. Rather he is quite obviously a run-of-the-mill metrosexual of the Al Gore-John Kerry-John Edwards variety that tends to be what passes for maleness in the Democrat party. Whether or not that means Barack Obama is gay depends on your definition of the word.

    All of this nonsense leaves me confused. Just yesterday another dog whistle alerted me to racism in the Paris Hilton/Britney Spears ad because he was a black man consorting young nubile white women..

    Being a Southerner I could sort of see where this three-cushion bank shot was coming from but I’ve got to tell you I’ve never heard the notion of black men– or white men, for that matter –hanging out with “ditzy” white women associated with stereotypical gayness. I don’t consider myself to be particularly gay but reflecting on my youth some of my most memorable and life changing experiences involved young “ditzy” women. This is, however, a brave new world and what in the hell do I know? Now I’m thinking I’m a lesbian..

    And for chrissakes, quit blowing that freakin dog whistle

  148. The three BIGGEST race-baiters are the elderly Jim clyburn – SC, arturo davis – Alabama and jesse jackson Jr – IL.
    These three men have started attacking McCain now, pouncing after Obama’s dollar gaffes.

  149. I heard somewhere that folks want to rename 2 red states WHEN BO wins in Nov.:

    Oklahoma = oklabama
    Alabama = Al Obama

  150. Yesterday, a McCain spokesman described Obama as fussy and prone to hysterics.

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    have a little heart, everyone knows B-HO only acts that way when he’s feeling “periodically down”.

  151. Obama Aide Concedes ‘Dollar Bill’ Remark Referred to His Race

    abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/story?id=5495348&page=1

  152. Clyburn , imo, started the entire thing with his “concern” over the Clinton camps comments…then Hillary and Bill had to suck up to this nobody to try and save any AA votes they had left and we see how that turned out………………

  153. Idunn Says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    Crap…does all this mean we are gonna have to sit through another of Professor Obama’s Race Lectures?

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    LOL!!!!

    All he does is lecture. Can’t he speak normally. He always seem to be in “preacher” mode.

  154. Folks, let’s pray for President Clinton travel safety, this is NO joking matter. Per ABC blog.
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    Bill Clinton’s Plane Aborts Take-Off in Africa; Fmr Prez ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ in Bon Jovi Press Plane

    ABC News’ Kate Snow and Dana Hughes Report: It’s becoming a running joke except it’s not that funny. For the seventh time, mechanical failures are holding up former President Clinton’s tour of Africa.

    At first we were reluctant to write about it, after all it was only the press corps suffering. For more than 48 hours — from Monday at 4pm until Thursday at 1:02am — the small group of press who had signed up to cover Mr. Clinton’s annual trip to the continent to visit the work of his Clinton Foundation was stranded in Newark, New Jersey. The former president was already safely overseas, having flown on a 767 reportedly owned by several Google executives.

    The 727 that was to ferry the press to Ethiopia had breakdown after breakdown — a broken air conditioner, a problem with the fuel tanks that led to an aborted take-off, a shattered cockpit window involving a small fire, a broken fuel valve. One of Clinton’s advisors took to listing the problems on the back of his hand. He ran out of room and had to use his middle finger.

    Finally, Bon Jovi came to the rescue.

    An old war horse of a 707 used by the rockers was finally brought in from the Bahamas to get the press back on track and safely to Addas Ababa. On Friday, in a frantic, now abbreviated schedule, there was a single event in Ethiopia covered by reporters. Then it was back to the planes — the press 707 and the Clinton 767 — to dash to Rwanda. But an hour after the press plane took off, a Clinton foundation aide came to our cabin looking sheepish.

    “This comes from the category of you can’t make this up,” he said.

    President Clinton’s beautiful plane — the one reporters had been so jealous of just days before — is now grounded. Apparently, as the 767 sped down the runway in Addas Ababa, the take off was aborted — engine problems. Everyone on board is fine but the plane is not. Clinton will now join the press plane, which had to turn around in mid-air to retrieve the grounded president.

    If there’s any silver lining at all, a Clinton aide said, Ethiopia is considered one of the top places in the world for repairing Boeing engines. Let’s hope it doesn’t take long as space is getting a little cramped on the 707 — with four legs left on the trip.

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