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July 23, 2008



Bravo, WaPo...A far thinner but better paper than it was a few weeks ago.

Terry Gain

Some common sense for a change. Something that's lacking in the candidate. One must admit, however that Obama has mastered Dem/MSM talking points.

Despite his campaigh slogan he wasn't able to change when the facts changed.

He doesn't yet understand (or is unwilling to admit) that the timing of withdrawal should be conditions -based. Clearly not fit.

Tom Kelly

We desperately need a word similar to “Bushism” to remind people of the long parade of silly things said by Barack Obama.

I’d like to offer “Obamagoof” as a suitable term. I don’t have the time to start a web site to collect all the “goofs” but both Obamagoof.com and Obamagoofs.com are showing as available and would be great for the purpose if someone is so inclined.

Of course, if Obama is elected the Obamagoof list will be a huge web site to contain it all and it will make any list of Bushisms seem incredibly articulate.


We desperately need a word similar to “Bushism” to remind people of the long parade of silly things said by Barack Obama.

Or we could just call it what it is ... bullsh1t.


Works for me, I find myself mumbling that to no one in particular every couple days as the TV blairs out something or another about the one we have been waiting for.


I suggest Obamagaga, a tribute to the old Queen song Radio Gaga. Of course that could be used to describe the press coverage as well:

All we here is Obamagogo, Obamagaga...

Terry Gain

Tom Kelly

I like the term Obamagaffe. Obamagoof is a great term to describe his supporters in the MSM.


Don't get stuck in Obamagoo.


"He doesn't yet understand (or is unwilling to admit) that the timing of withdrawal should be conditions -based."

I think he understands that the nutroots are already P.O.'ed about FISA and he can only tack to the center so much...

bio mom

The NY Times will never write honestly about Obama. They are pathetic. And what I see everywhere, even on Fox News, are ecstatic descriptions of how wonderful politically his pseudo-presidential tour is going for him. Mark Halperin yesterday on O'Reilly said it is all about images. Nobody will listen to what he says which, according to Mark, is awful and incomprehensible (about the surge). So, we will photo-op our next president into the White House. If true, this country is surely doomed.


The "Cult of Personality" ... how tyrants and despots are born when a populace places more priority on "image" and "promise" rather than on substance and demonstrated ability, and ignores a candidate's contradictory statements and inane policy proposals.


"Yet Mr. Obama's account of his strategic vision remains eccentric."

Eccentric - well, he is a millionaire.


That early '90s tune by Living Color. "Cult of Personality" is particularly apt, possibly serving as the soundtrack for an
counter-Obama ad. What'll you now, Spiegel,
admits it edited the Maliki interview:
http://patterico.com/2008/07/23/der-spiegel-rewrote-the-whole-maliki-interview-of-course/> The Post is right, Iraq is much more important. It's a similar reason, to why the Brits hung on to Egypt for so long, it's the doorway to the Middle East. They wouldn't have been able to challenge the Ottomans during WW2 without it (although that inadvertently liberated the Ilkwan from the 'bottle' of the Nejd. One of the more protracted nature of our experience there, is at least partially due to the fact that we are challenging the Syrian Baathists,(who are not loath to use their native Brotherhood contacts, against us) the Wahhabis of the Nejd and the Iranian mullahs. Maliki, must know theunconfortable fact, that the Wahhabis have always been a greater foe, than any Westerners. If he's forgotten Bayan Jabr, the former interior minister now finance, should remind him.

JM Hanes

Obama in Israel

"I'm here on this trip to reaffirm the special relationship between Israel and the United States, my abiding commitment to its security, and my hope that I can serve as an effective partner, whether as a ... senator or as a president, in bringing about a more lasting peace in the region," he said.
What happened to listening and fact finding? Let me know when the Washington Post gets around to saying the junior Senator from Illinois is insufferable.


Hat tip, Barry, if you're at Yad Vashem, if you don't know what you're talking about, act solemn and shut your trap; if nothing, to avoid confirming you're an idiot, as the saying goes.


shut up , narciso. I understand he's going to say that after the bomb fell on Pearl Harbor his grandpa rescused the survivors at Treblinka.


Not sure if this has been posted already, but McCain has a great ad on the Obama-MSM love affair, to the tune "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."


I agree, it's a great ad. Someone--maybe me--posted it but there are so many threads going, it's worth repeating.

JM Hanes

Well, here ya go, narciso: Obama at Yad Vashem.

JM Hanes

Don't know if I'm reading too much into the dates on this polling chart that Mickey Kaus pointed to, but look who appears to be enjoying the bounce from Obama's grand tour.



Don't you love the part where he tells a person asking a question to tell the previous questioner to speak up? Who the hell chides someone on a "look how great I am" tour?



How come 'gruntled' isn't as popular in the English lexicon as disgruntled.? Is it because gruntled has porcine overtones?

gruntle: pacify: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer."

She managed to "gruntle" the angry customer.???

Ok. That gave me the giggles. I think I'll spend the next few weeks trying to work in variations of the word gruntle into my conversation just to see the reaction I get from people.


Do not go gruntle into that good night.

Soylent Red

The Obamessiah seeks to gruntle the masses.

Yeah. That sounds about right.

Thomas Jackson

It took Carter to create a fundamentalist Iran, it will take Obama to finish the job in the Middle East.

Go Dalibama. Allah loves you.

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