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hit and run

"This is a distraction. It is yet another cynical attempt at the divisive politics of the bitter partisanship of Karl Rove tactics," an Obama aide was quoted as saying some time in the next 12-24 hours. The aide then followed up, "And change and unity. I need to mention change and unity. What was the question again? No matter, really. Change, that's the answer. And unity."

DebinNC

I bet this will end up a net plus for BO. John Lewis, civil rights icon, can talk about the Jim Crow days, why he was willing to risk his life to cross that bridge in Selma, and why he's supporting Obama now.

windansea

Obama lied and hope died

clarice

We need a national dialogue on Selma, but this is a distraction, Hit.

kim

1959? 1960? Close enough for government work.
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ben

Who is going to start the Obama Daily Lie blog? A comprehensive menu of untruths, half-truths, quibbling, obfuscation, fibs, whoppers, deceits, falsehoods, duplicity, etc. Plenty of material available for the enterprising blogger.

clarice

Well, I blame the voters who are too stupid to grasp issues and have to be won over with "narratives" 90% of which are carp like Man from Hope; Reporting for Duty and Child of Goat Herder--all of which are tweaked and powdered for the conventions that follow and then played out in the general.

Who cares? An Oprahized , brain dead muddle, I suppose.

ben

"Obama lied and hope died"

Great bumper sticker!

windansea

Obamabots say

It's not the same as Hillary's Bosnia lie because:

Obama wasn't there, it was before he was born, he's probably going by what his parents told him

:)

Barry Dauphin

Wait, wasn't he named after that famous mountain climber, Sir Edmund Barack?

Elroy Jetson

I'm of Russian heritage and after Khrushchev banged his shoe on the table at the UN, my parents, who couldn't control their excitement, got together and I was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on...well...I....Soviet belligerency?

BFY

It's a soap opera

"two generations of two families -- separated by distance, culture and wealth -- can intersect in strange and wonderful ways."

Kennedy is money. If you worked with him in Peace Corps or whatever, your family gets US government money, like Chayes, etc. Dems claim Kennedy and everyone has to go along. It's a scam. Kennedy was a corrupt mobster. He was shot by a Peace Corps Volunteer secretly working for the CIA.

The problem with the Kennedys is all the luciferian shit. They claim PC to this day and all they do is ruin lives. The 'little journey' of govt service is all luciferian shit.

Yes, I have mortgage advice, but it's now run by the fed. 1% leverage.

AN

Please! The "Race Speech" was written well in advance last year around 4-30-07, the NYT story with Obama's disconnect with Rev. Wright if he got hot in the primaries. Hugh Hewitt is playing Obama's tapes "Dreams Of My Father" and he sounds like more than a slick calculator, being shrewd with plans in promoting self interest well in advance. His plan is to have everyone take the hits while he sits at the head of the boat rowing along with them. My bet is he will finally disown the Rev. this week to change the subject but then comes Rezko and what else? The Muslim roots are starting to pick-up. As Rumsfield said "it's going to be a long hard slog" just to win the D-nomination.

Jane

Obama lied and hope died

Quote of the day!

Porchlight

Please! The "Race Speech" was written well in advance last year around 4-30-07, the NYT story with Obama's disconnect with Rev. Wright if he got hot in the primaries.

That's an interesting idea. I was wondering how Obama managed to come up with a text so polished and - dare I say - nuanced, in such a short time. I credit him with the ability to craft such, but it does make sense that it was written in advance, knowing he'd probably get hit with Wright problems at some point.

Porchlight

that it was written in advance, knowing he'd probably

Uh, that should have been

"that he wrote it in advance, knowing he'd probably"

or

"that it was written in advance, with the knowledge that he'd probably"

Preferably #1 for the active tense. My sainted English teachers would have been all over such lousy construction.

DebinNC

My bet is he will finally disown the Rev. this week to change the subject

I'd be shocked if BO ever rejects Wright or Wrightism, other than egregious examples of it that make the news. His "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community" was true, because most tenets of Wrightism are accepted as gospel in the black community. Any major distancing of himself from Wright would be political harikari imo, because only his long, close association with Wright assured the black electorate that the biracial Obama was truly "black enough".

MayBee

DebinNC-
I agree.
Even on The View, Obama had to say that this is a great country, even with all of it's flaws. You can never leave the flaws out when you're a Dem, and especially if you need the Wright-like voters.

PaulL

Isn't it racist to fact-check Barack, let alone to criticize him?

Let's put this in perspective. The white slavemasters killed the hopes and dreams of the proud black man. Isn't it justified, in that context, that a black man would sometimes be creative with history?

I mean, if you ignore the fact that neither Obama nor any of his forefathers were slaves.

windansea

I'd be shocked if BO ever rejects Wright or Wrightism

sure he can, he'll just tell his base he's pulling the okie doke on whitey

MayBee

**its***.

Topsecretk9

"This is a distraction. It is yet another cynical attempt at the divisive politics of the bitter partisanship of Karl Rove tactics,"

You know, the Obama campaign says they are all about change, but all I see are a bunch of standard lefty talking points cliché's about Karl Rove. No new ideas.

Also, the way I see it, If you can get yourself a million and half dollar 10,000 sf home with a butlers pantry by dissing and hating your country then the country is really pretty great.

PeterUK

"Wait, wasn't he named after that famous mountain climber, Sir Edmund Barack?"

I thought he was named Hussein after the great secular Muslin uniter.

ben

Distraction is the new favorite word of the Obama campaign...everything they don't like is a "distraction". He wants the nomination wrapped up by June, when he will then declare he wants the general election over by August, presumably so there will no distractions for the transition team.

Actually, after he annointed himself President last year, this whole process has been one huge distraction.

MayBee

Muslin uniter

That would be Huseamstress.

ben

"It is a touching story -- but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified."

This could be devastating to Obama...his whole life he thought he owed it all to that famous bootlegger, Sir Joseph Kennedy...

Soylent Red

Actually, after he annointed himself President last year, this whole process has been one huge distraction.

I get that feeling every time he talks about something unscripted. He comes off like, with much sighing and disdain for your ignorance, he is stooping to answer your doubts, so that we can at long last just go ahead and elect him President. Because he's worth it. Idiots.

I don't know if that is a product of his patrician educational background or if he really believes all the hero worship. I think it might be a combination of both.

Like most Americans, I don't like people with a sense of entitlement. Hillarity paid the price for hers, and I think as the nomination gets closer, Obamessiah will become incorrigible in that respect as well.


I blame the voters who are too stupid to grasp issues and have to be won over with "narratives" 90% of which are carp

You got that right Clarice. One of the reasons they get away with whoppers like this is because voters become fixated on the narrative, and don't delve into the facts. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

It's like a mass outbreak of some kind of dreadful combination of Alzheimer's and ADD. Can't pay attention, can't remember from day to day.

They really should come up with some means of voter qualification.

clarice

If voters get even slightly more ignorant we will have to do what they do in the Third World--just vote for emblems...Cow/Sun, etc.

PeterUK

Muslin uniter

That would be Huseamstress.


It's shrouded in mystery Maybee.

Soylent Red

Clarice:

Electronic voting machines that produce food pellets (or beer) when you bang your head on the buttons.

PeterUK

"Electronic voting machines that produce food pellets (or beer) when you bang your head on the buttons."

Where?

DebinNC

LAT piece about the battles, some physical, between the BO and HC camps in TX ..."It's bedlam," said Houston lawyer Daniel J. Shea, a Clinton backer": [link at my name]

"Not only do Clinton aides believe that scrutinizing the caucus process can help them squeeze out more delegates, due to math or certification errors, but they believe that a drumbeat of complaints about the caucuses bolsters Clinton's argument to superdelegates that they are not as legitimate as primary elections. In addition, the fighting delays the official delegate count, which helps keep Obama's lead from growing too fast and gives Clinton more time to raise questions about his electability."

MayBee

It's shrouded in mystery Maybee.

Proof he IS the Messiah!

steveaz

The Shinola is strong on this one, I think.

Some of us Americans can still smell the difference...

glasater

he is stooping to answer your doubts, so that we can at long last just go ahead and elect him President. Because he's worth it. Idiots.

Is that statement right on Soylent. The arrogance of this guy is breathtaking.

If Obambi is elected he will destroy the economy. Wish there were a way to construct an argument simple enough to present to the voters just such.

Neo

When an Obama commercial, running here in Pennsylvania, mentioned a "Windfall Profits Tax", the conversion of Barack Obama into the black version of Jimmy Carter was complete.

In the past 2 years, the Democrat controlled Congress has done nothing to create a single drop of "new oil" while standing around with their hands in their pockets as the price of gasoline goes up and up.

Now Obama wants to take us back to the gas lines that were synonymous with Jimmy Carter.

PeterUK

"Proof he IS the Messiah!"

He cannot come straight out with it because the separation of State and Church.
If Obama loses this one,you know what 2012 will be?

DebinNC

The second coming?

Neo

You have got to check out this rant at Liberal Rapture.

compliant, brain-dead, synchophants in the MSM

I’m a bit confused though .. does this prove that there is no "liberal" bias in the media ? .. or is it the other way around ?

ht qando

Neo
He has taken the difficult issue of race and turned it into a Benetton commercial and wonders why Pennsylvania isn't buying it.

Wow ! This guy is about to be flushed out of the Matrix.

kim

I like Synova's 'change you can believe in' from QandO comments. Disillusioned liberals ranting like conservatives.
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Neo
Senator John Kerry, another Obama surrogate, offered the startling observation that Obama is better equipped than anyone else to bridge the divide between the U.S. and the Muslim world and end Islamic extremism and terorrism -- "because he's a black man." There is absolutely no empirical evidence to sustain that claim, the notion that a single individual, even one with a resume filled with appropriate experience, would be able to halt terrorism because of the color of his skin. It is patently absurd. But Kerry presented nothing to back up his astounding racial reasoning. And the Obama campaign was remarkably silent on Kerry's racialization of the foreign policy discussion.

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Jane

Oh I bet Kerry is not alone in believing that.

PeterUK

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"

No,due to a strange temporal paradox. the Kerryometer flip-flops a nano second before it reaches the right time.Thus it is always wrong.

Thomas Collins

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/29/65423/4259

Check out the above link for a hypothetical campaign ad that all of B_O's smoothness won't be able to combat.

Thomas Collins

Good thing that Boris is more "IT adept" than I and has supplied a direct link. In any event, with HRC running out of money and time and more and more Dems realizing that B_O has a big "Wright Stuff" problem, the next few weeks leading up to Pennsylvania should be interesting. I don't see the Dems turning to Elmer Gantry Gore. I think that HRC and the Big Bill Machine will have enough gas left in the tank to take Pennsylvania by at least 15, at which point Bomentum will be stopped.

Rick Ballard

Our ads will be much better than that - Dems go to crayons, butcher paper and stick figures to hold prog's attention (nothing shiny in the ad). We don't have to shoot that low. There is a difference between toddlers on trikes and midgets on Shetland ponies.

Jane

I get some You Tube videos and can't load others. Any one have a clue why?

CS

2012(end of the calendar, end of the earth, this is George Noory - Coast to Coast AM Radio ) won't happen cause of the black hole CERN is creating:

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080330/NEWS01/803300383/1190/LOCALNEWSFRONT

Obama is for money for his group, which is African and African Amercian. The group, which is also their making with lucifer, etc; is for money for themselves. The government and Americans owes them the money and it's okay to break the law and God's rules to get it cause God knows their owed too. A non African American might wonder if they have any money for him. They don't.

The Messiah had his life ruined by lucifer, was tortured, hung, killed, resurrected into the afterlife by lucifer, placed on back on the earth by lucifer and will come back by lucifer to destroy everything in existence and, maybe, make a new heaven and new earth. So, he is the Messiah, but I dont' think it's nice to do that.

Thomas Collins

http://tigerinexile.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/whoa/

The Tiger at Home agrees with Rick Ballard that the McCain ads will be more effective and in better taste (see above link). For purposes of undercutting the frontrunner before the Pennsylvania primary, however, I'm sure that HRC's folks think that the You Tube video will do just fine.

Adding to the Democrat Party's problems is that McCain, although he has an overall conservative record, is quirky enough to attract disaffected B_O or HRC supporters (and there will be lots of them after the Democrat convention). And if B_O is the nominee, the contrast between McCain spending his time as a young man at the Hanoi Hilton while B_O spent his as President of the Hahhhhhhhhhvud LR and as a "progressive" community organizer should by itself tip at least one swing state to McCain.

In 2007 I had written McCain off. Now, the idea that an unabashedly patriotic American from the "Silent Generation" might win it all makes me as excited about a Presidential campaign as I have ever been.

Patrick R. Sullivan

OT, but something appears to be happening in Zimbabwe. No results have been announced for the Saturday voting, and I can't access the Zimbabwe Independent. Probably because Mugabe shut it down.

GMax

All reports are that Mugabe is facing a drubbing that can not be rigged to look like anything other than the blowout that it is.

Apparently in his knee jerk AntiAmericanism, he refused to allow American voting monitors into the country. So asswipe Jiminy Carter could not help whitewash the stolen election. Fitting in a strange but satisfying way.

Jimmy Carter should not be allowed near struggling Democracies and Mugabe should be at the end of a short rope.

TMF

Check out Mike Barone- hes crunched the numbers and it looks like HIllary will likely take a popular vote lead by May/June

Hillary/Obama.

Take it to the bank

Wonder boy is done.

Danube of Thought

I saw a piece on Lucianne a moment ago saying that Mugabe was going down big-time, but the govt. hasn't released any "official" vote tally yet. Will be very interesting to see...

I'm pretty fascinated with the "Selma" aspect of Obama's Myth of Origin--has anybody else seized on that?

It's just not in McCain's nature to run an ad like that--but I sure hope somebody does it, and does it often.

Obama leads H by ten in the Gallup daily tracker nationwide.

Soylent Red

I can't access the Zimbabwe Independent.

Patrick:

I just got off the phone with Jimmy Carter. Everything is just fine. Model democratic election process. Media shut down for the protection of the population.

It's cool.

/complete BS

Danube of Thought

TMF, are you saying Obama will take the 2 spot on the dream ticket?

Toby Petzold

In the words of Bill Clinton, this is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen.

narciso

Kerry, not surprisingly is not familiar with the story of the zanj; the descendants
of Africans taken to Iraq and other parts back in the 8th century. Or the role of Arabs in the slave trade. Did they have pass-fail courses in history at Yale? Or the
Arab supported Janjaweed over the tribes in
Darfur. There is a touch of naivete, in Kerry's accounts, going back to his acceptance of NLF claims in Vietnam; which were facilitated by the 'Winter Soldier narrative. His acceptance of the Pan Arabist
Nasserist systems since his first trips in '76; despite the fact that as a quarter jewish person he'd be PNG in many of those countries. He was for the Sandinistas in the
80s; as was Karen Young; that Washington Post editor, reporting on the 'quagmire' in Southern Iraq. If there is an anti-western narrative, Kerry will mouth it.

GMax

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/31/zimbabwe1>More on the Mugabe Meltdown

This is from the Guardian. When tinpot leftist dictators lose the Guardian, is there any support left at all?

Soylent Red

Obama will take the 2 spot on the dream ticket?

Hooboy! That would take a dramatic dialing back of arrogance.

Plus, what about all the hopey changey? Might have a hard time maintaining all the idealistic youngsters with that kind of ticket.

Then again, they're already running against "100 years of war" and "third Bush term" and so forth. That might be enough to build party cohesion around.

Who can predict these idiots?

centralcal

Soylent: Laughing in spite of myself. Ah, yes, Jimmah to the rescue! What a lucky country Zimbabwe is to have him.

TMF

"TMF, are you saying Obama will take the 2 spot on the dream ticket"

Absolutely. Ill bet a cyber sawbuck on it.

Obama, despite his gravitas- is likely just happy to have gotten as far as he did. He knows he was just a comic book hero invented by the DNC in 2004 as a running mate for the Queen

They just didnt forsee that he would, well, pretty much kick her ass

But now its come down to the wire and the damage has been done- Obama knows he cant beat McCain in the general. Hillary knows it too. He'll bend over and take the #2 spot with glee.

Its the D's only shot in November.

Take it to the bank

PeterUK

Zimbabwe poll results postponed There will be a bloodbath as the idol of the left "Bob" Mugabe tries to hold onto power.

TMF

Now that Hillary will likely have a popular vote lead going into the convention (again- see Michael Barones blog), she has an even stronger argument to the superduperdelegates that the crown should be placed on her long suffering head.

Its hers. ALL HERS

The question is- does a Hillary/Obama ticket negate one anothers negatives, like those crazy wonder twins? Or- do they actually increase?

PeterUK

"Jim Carter to the rescue!
Jim Carter to the rescue!
Jim Carter to the rescue!
Go, Jim Carter Go, Jim Carter!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Carter to the rescue!
Go, Jim Carter! Go, Jim Carter!!

Ranger

You know, Mugabe has been one of the most glaring examples of the left's active participation in the perpetuation of evil. He was a murderous thug as a resistance leader, but the left held him out as a "visonary of anti-colonial revolutionary thought." They demanded that the country be turned over to him, and now, two decades later one of the few economic successes in post colonial Africa is a basket case that can't even feed itself. But no one will point out the bood on the Western Lefts hands and how they celebrated at his assention to power.

Ranger

And the real irony of it all is that the Western press didn't turn on Mugabe until he said that gays were an abomination against nature and should be killed. Suddenly, he was no longer a "visonary of anti-colonial revolutionary thought" and negative stories started appearing. Only about a decade too late to save Zimbabwe though.

centralcal

Oh, Ranger - too true. The "western press," aka the liberal media do so much to harm to the world and those that might actually help it!

What a lot of carp they are! Poisonous carp.

Danube of Thought

I have not yet seen any press on whatever Carter mischief folks are talking about above--can someone give me a steer?

I don't think Barry takes the No. 2, and unless he's dumb as a post he'll never tell the party in advance that he'd accept it. So will they steal it for Hill not knowing what he'll do, and knowing that if he declines the black vote is history? That would sure be guts ball.

MarkJ

Political advice from "George Costanza" to Obama:

"Remember, it's not a lie...if you believe it."

Soylent Red

They demanded that the country be turned over to him

And nobody lifted a finger when he ran out the white farmers at gunpoint.

And the left wants to lead a conversation about race? Sheesh.

bc

Remember that scene in "The Manchurian candidate" when Meryl Streep reads the riot act to the party about how she'll destroy them if her son is not the nominee. I think HRC is reenacting that right now for herself. I also believe it's working; just like it did in the movie.

centralcal

Danube: we were being snarky.

SteveMG

OT:
Check out slide/picture #6: Tough Audience

Ouch.

clarice

I remember very distinctly when the scales began falling from my eyes. I was at the home of a prominent labor lawyer. It was a beautiful Sunday but the papers were reporting that Idi Amin was forcing out the Indians in Uganda. I mentioned what a disaster this was to the wife of a very well known major union leader. She dismissed the significance saying she'd been there and after all the Indians never really assimilated into Ugandan culture. (I am sorry to say Mrs. Victor Reuther was herself of Jewish origin because one would assume that she was so close to a time in history where her own people had been punished for being different . )
I excused myself and while the Host had been like a father to me, I never attended one of those gatherings again.

Danube of Thought

OK, Centralcal, now I get it. But I don't feel particularly credulous for believing uncritically that that meddlesome simpleton would be riding to the rescue of another America-hater.

John Blake

"Ah-- I have it!" (W.S. Gilbert): The very model of a modern Major General is Teddy Kennedy. If MzBill and Obama-banana are electoral toast a la George McGovern, Al Gore is a warmed-over mini-bagel (sigh)... quality of metaphors is proportional to candidates'.
Run Teddy with Joan Baez or Babs Streisand, on a "wrinkle in time" ticket. Where have all the flowers gone?

Yes, Princess Leia, it's come to that. May the Farce be with you!

John Blake

"Ah-- I have it!" (W.S. Gilbert): The very model of a modern Major General is Teddy Kennedy. If MzBill and Obama-banana are electoral toast a la George McGovern, Al Gore is a warmed-over mini-bagel (sigh)... quality of metaphors is proportional to candidates'.
Run Teddy with Joan Baez or Babs Streisand, on a "wrinkle in time" ticket. Where have all the flowers gone?

Yes, Princess Leia, it's come to that. May the Farce be with you!

Danube of Thought

Rasmussen, March 30:
The very model of a modern major disaster...

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows John McCain leading Barack Obama 47% to 44%. He leads Hillary Clinton 50% to 40%."

So the superdelegates are going to steal the thing for Hillary? Alienate blacks everywhere, and still lose? Giving Barry the No. 2 won't help at all.

Soylent Red

DoT:

To me what is amazing is not that the superdelegate scenario actually has wheels, but that the Democrat Party could be reduced to near ruin over a slapfight involving two uniquely unqualified people.

And some are positing that unqulaified candidate #3, Al Gore, may come to the rescue.

I'm praying, praying, that this thing goes down the road until July or even into the convention. What a freaking circus that's going to be. And on national television.

Rick Ballard

That Reuther died in 2004. At least he lived to see the USSR collapse and the UAW in its death throes. It's good that some of those old Reds got to see the harvest come in from their sowing.

Maybe BHO could show off and head down to Zim to straighten things out should widespread killing start tomorrow. I'm sure that if he just met with Mugabe everything could be fixed in a jiffy through honest dialogue.

Porchlight

Remember that scene in "The Manchurian candidate" when Meryl Streep reads the riot act to the party about how she'll destroy them if her son is not the nominee.

Meryl Streep? Please, let's stick with the original Angela Lansbury performance. If ever there were a film that didn't need remaking! (Okay, another Angela Lansbury turn in Sweeney Todd comes to mind...)

But otherwise, I agree - I've thought for several weeks that by hook or by crook, RW will edge out BHO for the nomination, and in the process substantially damage her chances in the general. That is one reason Republicans aren't as depressed these days as the media thinks they ought to be.

narciso

The sad fact is we could have spared
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) 28 years of pain,
if Carter & Callaghan had supported
Bishop Muzorewa, but he wasn't considered
authentic enough, so Mugabe, ZANU took power. It was that act that kept many South
African liberals concerned about the mythical "Azanian" republic, that the ANC, the PAC and AZAPO planned to succeed th Boer
republic. The end of the cold war made the
ANc a more palatable prospect; marginalized
the Democratic Alliance, basically black listed all the ANC's center right opponents
through the UN's Truth & Reconciliation witchhunt. One of the ironic twists, is that
the ensuing chaos, led to the rise of the Islamist if not directly AQ Qubla & PAGAD
factions. The descent from Mandela to AIDS
/HIV denialist Thabo Mbeki to corrupt warlord Jacob Zuma, makes that Azanian regime a likely prospect

reliapundit

obama's mother was a virgin when he was born...

DebinNC

WSJ:


"Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is expected to endorse Sen. Obama Monday, according to a Democrat familiar with her plans. Meanwhile, North Carolina's seven Democratic House members are poised to endorse Sen. Obama as a group -- just one has so far -- before that state's May 6 primary, several Democrats say .... Meanwhile, elected officials in other states with upcoming contests, including Indiana, Montana and Oregon, are weighing whether to endorse Sen. Obama."

Have a majority of superdelegates decided their own survival depends on rallying around Obama now, leaving Hillary alone on stage singing, "And I am telling you, I'm not going"?

Ernest

The FACT is that Barack Obama has been practicing and supporting Black Liberation Theology for 20 years. If this was a church and pastor that he didn't listen to and cared little for, then why would he write them a check for $27,500 like he did?

These are just some of the Extremist views of Barack Obama and other Black Liberation Theologists.

- The task of Black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the Black Community …
- Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the White Enemy.
- What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal.
- Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.

Regarding religion, Barack Obama is not a Muslim but his father is. This is a strong religion, it's impossible to believe that Barack Obama was not influence by his father's religion in any way...

Topsecretk9

Well, the Insty link Hill story isn't good - Clinton Pushes Housing Market Fixes As Campaign Manager Sits on Board of Bankrupt Lender

But Hill says:
“This is the case even though writing down the value of a mortgage is often more profitable than foreclosing,” she said, offering legislation “to provide mortgage companies with protection against the threat of such lawsuits.”

Predatory lenders should be shielded from lawsuits, but not Telecoms who answered their countries call to protect us from Jihad and bombs and such.

gordo

Who was Barack named after? Maybe a horse. El Barak was the horse Mohammed rode to heaven accompanied by the angel Gabriel - or so the story goes.

Bill45

Look to Michigan if you want a preview of what an Obama Presidency will be like. In 2002 we elected a Harvard Law grad who real long on attractiveness and erudition and quite short on resume and ability. We've spent the last five years listening to her blame all the state's troubles on the previous Republican administration.

Jane

Another day, another week of democrat infighting. How will we bear up?

DebinNC

Politico posts on "two questionnaires, provided to Politico with assistance from political sources opposed to Obama’s presidential campaign" which indicate "Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion– positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he’s projected during his presidential campaign."

HC's band of merry kneecappers at work

Ranger

Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge

Read that as the Obama campaign lied by claiming he knew nothing of the answers given in the questionnaires. Just like he never heard anything controversial at his church, until the DVDs surfaced.

One more example of the pattern of deception and evasion that is now clearly Obama's SOP.

DebinNC

Politico offer a taxonomy of the uncommitted superdelegates:

* Crypto-Obamans: have offered pro-Obama public statements

* Throwbacks: relish, rather than fear, being the "deciders"

* Parochials: require promises of goodies benefitting their homebase

* Nailbiters: novice congress critters in districts Bush carried

* Stong and Silent: Al Gore

* The Unknows: last minute replacements not yet known

clarice

Gordo:"Who was Barack named after?"Barak (Arabic), like the Hebrew Barack, the Italian Benedetto, the English Benedict, the Spanish Benito, the surname Baruch all mean Blessing.

clarice

Sorry--Barak(Hebrew) Barack(Arabic)--anyway you get the idea.

Danube of Thought

This is quite wonderful:

"Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

"Why?

“'Because she was a liar,' Zeifman said in an interview last week. 'She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.'”

It's from something called the North Star Writers' Group. Let us have it circulated throughout the land, and with great fanfare.

clarice

He was quoted saying this last year, too, (d)OT..I think in Commentary where there was a more detailed description of her behavior on the committee.(This and her flunking the DC bar exam could explain why she had trouble finding a position even in Little Rock)
I must say Yale law school in the mid 60's appears to have been one idiotic leftist viper pit.

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