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July 2008 <== ==> Current Entries

Running Scared: Obama Goes on the Attack to Distance Himself from Ayers
August 26, 2008

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, presumed Democrat nominee, Barack Obama, has incredibly gone on the offense a few days after the release of an ad concerning his relationship with admitted domestic terrorist, William Ayers, by 527 group,  American Issues Project.

The basic facts surrounding Obama's relationship, continuing relationship with Ayers, are hardly in dispute, but amazingly, Obama has chosen to act to highlight that relationship by again repeating a failed defense that he has already used: That he had previously denounced Ayers' crimes, and besides, those crimes took place when Obama was 8 years old.  Instead of hoping that AIP's ad fades from the public's memory as soon as possible, the Annointed One has decided that the best thing to do is to try and lie his way around it.  His "defense" is hardly any defense, of course.

The criticism of Obama is not that he was a co-conspirator with Ayers and Dohrn and the Weathermen in their terrorist actions; it is, as are so many of the criticisms of Obama, the utter lack of judgment, in this case in aligning himself politically with people he knows to be unrepentant terrorists.  That is an Obama "sin" that continues unabated to this date with Ayers. 

In addition, Obama's desperation has extended to requesting the United States Justice Department to intervene and (somehow?) stop AIP from running the ad.  Of course, the Democrats are in their usual threat mode with respect to television and cable stations that might choose to accept the group's ad for airing.  The ad states:

Barack Obama is friends with Ayers, defending him as, quote, 'Respectable' and 'Mainstream'.  Obama's political career was launched in Ayers' home.  And the two served together on a left-wing board.  Why would Barack Obama be friends with someone who bombed the Capitol and is proud of it?  Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama?

Obama campaign lawyer, Robert Bauer, in the threat letter sent to station managers about the ad, claims that the ad is false:

Your station is committed to operating in the public interest, an objective that cannot be satisfied by accepting for compensation material of such malicious falsity.

Unfortunately for Obama, the entire text of the ad is demonstratbly true.  It is clear from his actions and statements that Obama is "friends wth Ayers."  Obama has described Ayers as both "respectable" and "mainstream," as video and audio demonstrates.  It is a matter of record that Obama launched his campaign for U.S. Senate from Ayers home.  From 1999 through 2002, Obama was director of the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based non-profit; a board upon which Ayers also served.  Obama also served on the board of the Chicago-Annenberg Foundation, along with Ayers.

Obama has done everything he can possibly think of the highlight his lack of judgment, and his ties to (and sympathies with) Bill Ayers and his politics.  Here are some more videos for your enjoyment, which Barack would also, no doubt, delight in:

The original ad by AIP to which Obama objects Obama's ad in response: "Why is John McCain Talking About the Sixties?" John Murtagh discusses the 1970 bombing of his childhood home, by Ayers and the Weather Underground Lou Dobbs discussing the Obama-Ayers connection with Andrew McCarthy
Obama answering George Stephanopolis' debate question about Ayers.  (Slanders Tom Coburn in the process) Bill Bennett discusses Obama's relationship with Ayers with Stanley Kurtz (Aug. 18, 2008) - and UIC documents UIC release of Obama/Ayers documents, relating to Obama's on Ayers' Chicago-Annenberg Challenge (CBS2-Chicago) More on the Obama-Ayers relationship, from Hannity's America


"Where Are You Daddy?": Obama Doesn't Know Where He Is. . .Again
August 26, 2008

For what was not the first time in this campaign, Barack Obama has seemingly forgotten what city he was in.  Last night, Obama appeared as has become customary for putative nominees to do prior to their official "unveiling" at the convention "live via satellite" from a city other than the convention city.  Speaking interactively from a large video screen on the convention stage, to his wife and children who were on the stage in Denver, Obama announced that he was speaking from a home in "St. Louis."  (See video, below, at 1:18)  A few moments later, Obama's younger daughter, Sasha asks him "Daddy, what city are you in?" to which he now responds, perhaps alterted by Sasha to his earlier faux pas, "I'm in Kansas City, sweetie."  (Video, at 1:43)  Ah, well. . .


Biden on "Preconditions": Another Bone of Contention with Obama
August 24, 2008

On August 1, 2007, Joe Biden was asked to comment on Barack Obama's stand that, in his first term in office, he would agree to meet, unconditionally, with leaders of terrorist nations, such as Iran as Obama had agreed to do.  But Biden said, no way!


Obama: Not Heeding His Own Advice from 2004
August 24, 2008

Back on November 8, 2004, right after his election to the U.S. Senate from Illinois, Barack Obama explained why he had ruled out running on a national presidential ticket in 2008: "If I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate."


New McCain Ad: "Passed Over"
August 24, 2008

Pitting Obama and Hillary against one another going into the Democrat convention may be seen by some as just political gamesmanship, but it also makes common sense.  With 18 million votes, and a not-inconsiderable pile of electoral votes to her credit not to mention many, many angry Hillary delegates poised to deny Obama unanimous acclaim at the convention this ad makes political sense:


Joe Biden: Endorses McCain; Slams Obama
August 23, 2008

What is about to happen with Barack Obama's pick of Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) has been just sooooooo predictable, that it shouldn't be funny.  But it is!  Here's just the start, the first post-Biden selection McCain ad, with the most obviously choosable statements of Sen. Foot-in-Mouth, slamming Obama as inexperienced, and virtually endorsing McCain as the better choice for President:


Obama-Ayers Connection: "How Much Do You Really Know About Barack Obama?"
August 22, 2008

Next off the presses, courtesy of American Issues Project, places Barack Obama back on the hook for the years and years that he maintained his relationship with still-unrepentant terrorist, William Ayers.  Predictably, the Obama campaign has responded with condemnation of what amounts to the simple recitation of historical events.  Mind you, some events being more recent than others: Such as the kick-off announcement of Obama's presential bid at the home of Bill Ayers and his wife, also-terrorist, Bernadine Dorn.


New McCain Ad: "Housing Problem"
August 21, 2008

Here is the latest John McCain campaign ad:  Evidently inspired by Obama's inopportune attempt to attack McCain for allegedly not knowing how many houses he (and his millionaire wife) own at the moment, McCain has decided to one-up Obama's "housing" attack, with one of his own.  Only this time the subject is serious business:  More on Obama's shady dealings with convicted felon, and long-time friend, associate, former client, and supporter, Tony Rezko.  Watch.  Its more "downhill from here" for Barry:


Obama Background: Three Videos Concerning Obama and Convicted Felon, Tony Rezko
August 21, 2008

Video One:  RNC ad from June, 2008, concerning Tony Rezko's fraud conviction, Obama's real estate deal with Rezko, and Obama's response:

Video Two: Chicago NBC-5, concerning an investigation into the relationship between Obama and Tony Rezko, Rezko's shady "affordable housing" deals, millions of dollars in government money he received, and a land deal that helped Obama obtain valuable property on the cheap.  Obama refuses to respond to questions: 

Video Three:  A quick snippet of Hillary Clinton - back during the primaries - in which she notes that few answers had been provided by Obama to questions concerning his relationship with Tony Rezko:


Andrea Mitchell: So Far in the Tank, She's Drowning
August 18, 2008

In a classic example of damned if you do, and damed if you don't, Meet the Press, NBC's Andrea Mitchell gave her  "analysis" of the performances of John McCain and Barack Obama at Saturday's Saddleback Civil Forum on Presidency, hosted by the Rev. Rick Warren, to fellow Peacock, David Gregory himself no slouch when it comes to allegedly "professional" and "unbiased" journalism and astonishingly found McCain's performance to have been superior to that of her chosen messiah.

Unfortunately, she found it too good to be true and concluded, thanks to her fortunate selection of the appropriate NutRoots talking point, that John McCain could not have been so good unless he has somehow cheated:

SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): Defeat it. Couple of points. One, if I'm president of the United States, my friends, if I have to follow him to the gates of hell, I will get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. I will do that and I know how to do it. I will get that done.

(End videotape)

MR. GREGORY: Andrea Mitchell, that's a pretty clear contrast.

MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Oh, absolutely. And, you know, there was the crisp, immediate, forceful response by John McCain, clearly in a comfort zone because he was with his base. And Barack Obama, taking a risk in going there but seeing an opportunity. And a much more nuanced approach. The Obama people must feel that he didn't do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because that -- what they're putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.


MS. MITCHELL: He seemed so well prepared.

This is objective, responsible and professional journalism at its best.  (At least, it's the best that Ms. Mitchell can muster when confronted with an excellent performance by the opposition (John McCain), in the face of the usual lackluster performance that her candidate (Obama) is capable of delivering.  And the shame of it is that Obama (as well as McCain) had been given specific "hat tips" as to three particular areas of questioning by Rick Warren, and yet the Messiah simply can not manage to think on his feet with any alacrity.

So how does Andrea step in to help compensate for Obama's less than stellar performance?  She raises what she knows is a completely false and fabricated Democrat "talking point," dredged from the anonymous bowels of the Left's underground world of skullduggery.  Whenever a "journalist" of the left seeks to say something of their own, or forward a point or position, they seek out (and usually find, with no difficulty) some hook into that position.  Here, Mitchell wishes to make Barack's lousy performance appear not so poor in comparison, by asserting that McCain must have cheated, because how else could her candidiate have done so poorly?

As in the case of innumerable mainstream media stories, for example, where the New York Times seek to impugn one Republican by alleging a stinging rebuke by some anonymous official, or high-ranking elected Republican, and so on, Mitchell relies upon unnamed "Obama people" as her hook into accusing McCain of cheating at the forum.  Typical, lazy and biased alleged journalism.

Incumbent Dem Trounces Racist Opponent in TN-9 House Primary
August 8, 2008

Incumbent Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen, from Tennessee's 9th District, won the primary defense of his seat against desperate challenger and self-demonstrated racist, Nikki Tinker.  Tinker was one of a number of Black contestants for the seat in the primary two years ago, in which lone-Caucasian candidiate, Cohen, won the Democrat nomination.  According to local observers, Tinker has been running for this year's nomination ever since.

Tinker, in a display that has garnered harsh criticism nationally, even from other Democrats, ran as racist a campaign against Cohen as she could muster, airing televised spots in which she race-baited (accused Cohen of supporting the KKK because he did not support removal of the statute of a long-deal Confederal general from Memphis) and Jew-baited (suggested that Cohen was infilitrating "our churches").  "Who is the real Steve Cohen?" asked one of Tinker's ads, in which a hooded Klansman stood before a burning cross.

Tinker's racism was evidently too much even for the voters in the majority Black 9th District, who re-nominated the white Steve Cohen, according to early returns, by a 4 to 1 margin.

Jail for Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick
August 7, 2008

It is difficult to find the right words to describe the almost indescribable: Kwame Kilpatrick, indicted Mayor of the City of Detroit, out on bail, restricted in his travels while on bond, decided that he would take a little trip out of the country without getting the court's approval: And now he's going to have to suffer the cruelest of treatment for a Democrat politician: He's going to be treated like any ordinary citizen.  He's going to jail, courtesy of Wayne County, Detroit Judge Ronald Giles.  (More here)

[Photo (left): Detroit's chief thug, Mayor Kilpatrick, and his Chief of Staff, and co-conspirator, Christine Beatty]

Kilpatrick has been out on bail, after being charged with a slough of criminal offenses surrounding the firing of, and subsequent $8.4 million settlement of a lawsuit with, Gary Brown.  The Detroit Free Press provides the following summary of the case:  


A Free Press investigation of records shows that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and chief of staff Christine Beatty lied about their relationship during a high-profile whilstle-blower trial in summer 2007.

In a lawsuit against the City of Detroit, Kilpatrick's former bodyguard Harold Nelthrope claimed his rights were violated when people working for Kilpatrick released his name to the media as the source of misconduct allegations against members of the mayor's inner circle.

Fired Deputy Chief Gary Brown alleged he was fired for initiating a police department investigation into Nelthrope's allegations.

Kilpatrick denied the allegations, but a Wayne County jury awarded $6.5 million to the two former officers

(More -->)

John Edwards: Coverup and Political Career End
August 6, 2008

Former plaintiff trial attorney.  Former one-term United States Senator.  Former 2004 Democrat candidate for Vice President.  Former possible contender for 2008 Democrat Vice Presidential candidate.  Former possible contender for position in potential Democrat presidential administration.  Former anything-else-politically-related you can think of.  The resume of John Edwards has just gone "former."

Accused in the latter part of 2007, during the early furious days of the 2008 Democrat presidential primary season, of having fathered a child out-of-wedlock with a woman who is not his wife, John Edwards appears to have spent the last ten months or so engaging in a massive coverup that is now in the final stages of falling apart.  When the story was first revealed by the National Enquirer on October 22, 2007, Edwards issued numerous denials, and, as the story developed, political operative, Andrew Young, publicly proclaimed his "fatherhood" of the child of Rielle Hunter.

As these things go, the mainstream media ignored it, and the Enquirer continued to publish updates (here, here, here, here and here), and finally, the Enquirer has today released photos showing Edwards visiting Hunter in a room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, holding "his love child."

What will be the MSM's reaction?  And how will Edwards frame his next denial?  The jig is up, as they say.  The only remaining question is: How will the Democrats spin this as the fault of Karl Rove?

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