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Posted by on June 19, 2008 8:34 PM | Permalink
Conservative radio host Sean hannity played a tape of Barack Obama over and over and over again several years ago. Sean has not played that tape now in over a year and a half. I assume that tape will soon be a part of the arsenal thats going to be used against the muslim democratic nominee for president. Yes I said MUSLIM. The tape was a clear recording of Obama giving a speech to a muslim group some time after the Sept. 11th attacks. Quote " my muslim brothers, if given a choice between you, my muslim brothers, or the American people, I stand with my muslim brothers". This is a fact!. Trust me on this. Or all you have to do is call Sean Hannity or talk to anyone who is a big Sean Hannity listener and they will confirm this. Lynn Sweet of the suntimes was shocked last week as she described in her pro-Obama column that Obama just released a copy of his birth certificate, and on it she learned for the first time in amazement that Barack Hussien Obama II , yes the second. He has the same exact name as his father. Why has not Obama disclosed this before? because muslim pride is the reason for his father giving him his exact name. There is a lot to come out yet. I would love to see the right African American man elected president. Barack hussien the muslim is not that man. I promise you I have spoken only the truth here and you will soon hear Sean Hannity play that tape until he wears it out. He suddenly stopped playiong it a long time ago. This will be a very interesting election. And Pat, your right on the money with Obama being a Daley puppet. I no longer have any faith in Jessie jr. running against Daley. It's Brendon O'rielly now that will score as the people's mayor. Daley does what he wants, not what the people want. The museum is a foot hold to develop all of Grant Park. An unborn fetus can figure that one out. When are we going to finally get peace of mind living in this city. Daley's stratagy for this city is to make development nice around all the colleges to attract out of state people who are young, rich and attending collegs here. Daley's plans are to get these new rich people to settle here, and to discard us, the native Chicagoan. I pray every night for a change from this heartless policy. I believe firmly in my heart that good will prevail and that karma will settle things in a just and right way. We all reap the seeds we sow. Thanks for your forum here Pat.
tom ryan |
June 20, 2008 8:36 PM
From the New York Times.
June 20, 2008
The Two Obamas
By DAVID BROOKS
God, Republicans are saps. They think that they’re running against some academic liberal who wouldn’t wear flag pins on his lapel, whose wife isn’t proud of America and who went to some liberationist church where the pastor damned his own country. They think they’re running against some naïve university-town dreamer, the second coming of Adlai Stevenson.
But as recent weeks have made clear, Barack Obama is the most split-personality politician in the country today. On the one hand, there is Dr. Barack, the high-minded, Niebuhr-quoting speechifier who spent this past winter thrilling the Scarlett Johansson set and feeling the fierce urgency of now. But then on the other side, there’s Fast Eddie Obama, the promise-breaking, tough-minded Chicago pol who’d throw you under the truck for votes.
This guy is the whole Chicago package: an idealistic, lakefront liberal fronting a sharp-elbowed machine operator. He’s the only politician of our lifetime who is underestimated because he’s too intelligent. He speaks so calmly and polysyllabically that people fail to appreciate the Machiavellian ambition inside.
But he’s been giving us an education, for anybody who cares to pay attention. Just try to imagine Mister Rogers playing the agent Ari in “Entourage” and it all falls into place.
Back when he was in the Illinois State Senate, Dr. Barack could have taken positions on politically uncomfortable issues. But Fast Eddie Obama voted “present” nearly 130 times. From time to time, he threw his voting power under the truck.
Dr. Barack said he could no more disown the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than disown his own grandmother. Then the political costs of Rev. Wright escalated and Fast Eddie Obama threw Wright under the truck.
Dr. Barack could have been a workhorse senator. But primary candidates don’t do tough votes, so Fast Eddie Obama threw the workhorse duties under the truck.
Dr. Barack could have changed the way presidential campaigning works. John McCain offered to have a series of extended town-hall meetings around the country. But favored candidates don’t go in for unscripted free-range conversations. Fast Eddie Obama threw the new-politics mantra under the truck.
And then on Thursday, Fast Eddie Obama had his finest hour. Barack Obama has worked on political reform more than any other issue. He aspires to be to political reform what Bono is to fighting disease in Africa. He’s spent much of his career talking about how much he believes in public financing. In January 2007, he told Larry King that the public-financing system works. In February 2007, he challenged Republicans to limit their spending and vowed to do so along with them if he were the nominee. In February 2008, he said he would aggressively pursue spending limits. He answered a Midwest Democracy Network questionnaire by reminding everyone that he has been a longtime advocate of the public-financing system.
But Thursday, at the first breath of political inconvenience, Fast Eddie Obama threw public financing under the truck. In so doing, he probably dealt a death-blow to the cause of campaign-finance reform. And the only thing that changed between Thursday and when he lauded the system is that Obama’s got more money now.
And Fast Eddie Obama didn’t just sell out the primary cause of his life. He did it with style. He did it with a video so risibly insincere that somewhere down in the shadow world, Lee Atwater is gaping and applauding. Obama blamed the (so far marginal) Republican 527s. He claimed that private donations are really public financing. He made a cut-throat political calculation seem like Mother Teresa’s final steps to sainthood.
The media and the activists won’t care (they were only interested in campaign-finance reform only when the Republicans had more money). Meanwhile, Obama’s money is forever. He’s got an army of small donors and a phalanx of big money bundlers, including, according to The Washington Post, Kenneth Griffin of the Citadel Investment Group; Kirk Wager, a Florida trial lawyer; James Crown, a director of General Dynamics; and Neil Bluhm, a hotel, office and casino developer.
I have to admit, I’m ambivalent watching all this. On the one hand, Obama did sell out the primary cause of his professional life, all for a tiny political advantage. If he’ll sell that out, what won’t he sell out? On the other hand, global affairs ain’t beanbag. If we’re going to have a president who is going to go toe to toe with the likes of Vladimir Putin, maybe it is better that he should have a ruthlessly opportunist Fast Eddie Obama lurking inside.
All I know for sure is that this guy is no liberal goo-goo. Republicans keep calling him naïve. But naïve is the last word I’d use to describe Barack Obama. He’s the most effectively political creature we’ve seen in decades. Even Bill Clinton wasn’t smart enough to succeed in politics by pretending to renounce politics.
***So, I want to know who is selling Barack "Fast Eddie" Obama T-shirts cause I want one!!
June 21, 2008 5:01 PM
Corruption probes won't be an issue, Obama says
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BY SCOTT FORNEK Political Editorfirstname.lastname@example.org
One day after his friend and former fund-raiser was convicted, Barack Obama said Thursday he does not expect corruption investigations in Chicago to be an issue in his presidential campaign.
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"I don't think so," Obama said in an interview with FOX-TV Chicago. "I mean I was not ever considered to be part of that particular culture. I knew folks, I worked with them. But you know. I think my reputation has always been somebody who took the integrity of my office very seriously.
"And people will judge me ultimately on what I do and not on what other people do."
Obama granted a series of interviews to Chicago television reporters as he campaigned in Virginia. He said he was saddened by the fate of Tony Rezko, the former fund-raiser.
But Obama shrugged off Fox Political Editor Jack Conaty's question about whether his friendship with Rezko raised concerns about his judgment.
"People have a lot of different facets in their lives, and what it says is he never was involved in anything with me that was inappropriate," Obama said. "So, I'm saddened to see what happened to him, but I think clearly the jury deliberated, they passed down their verdict, and he needs to serve his time, and I hope his family will be well."
Obama has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but Republicans are already blasting him for his friendship with the now-convicted felon. Rezko has known Obama since at least 1990, and financially supported his state Senate and U.S. Senate campaigns.
Daley's hoomie |
June 22, 2008 10:23 AM
NOBAMA! NO WAY!
oh hell no!!! |
June 22, 2008 10:24 AM