03/24/2008 - 1:43pm
Interesting little observations in the Washington Post today about Barack's willingness to take credit for things he had nothing to do with in the U.S. Senate. Its not a surprise, I suppose, given that he's spent two out of his three years in office running for president. What could he have actually been involved in? But it does say something about character when a man is willing to take credit for the labor of others, doesn't it.

I remember as a kid how impacted I was when Bobby Orr would correct the judges when he felt they were being too generous in awarding him an assist. These anecdotes about Barack suggest he takes the opposite approach.

Here's the story.
03/23/2008 - 6:33pm
One of the important thing that's been displayed by the Pastor Wright controversy is just how blinded by lust the beautiful people are in their love affair with Barack.

All gagga you silly people are over an ordinary speech that pretended to be about race.

Listen wackos, you want to fix the race problems in this country, here's what you have to do.

1) Never vote for another democrat
Democrats control the schools and the cities, and this is where black anger is nurtured. Democrats get everything they want for the schools, which happens not to include good results, but does include the agenda handed them by their partners in crime, the teachers' unions.

2) Get poor people an education.
The schools which are owned and operated by democrats celebrate diversity, inclusion, mainstreaming, sustainability, secularism, self-esteem, and a plethora of wonderful, good things. They just don't think its very important to educate people. The biggest scandal in modern America is that democrats give high school diplomas to people who can't read and write and speak english. What could be more racist than that?

Educate blacks for a generation or two, and they'll be too busy, too successful, and too savvy to be sitting in church listening to clever entertainers like Jeremiah Wright.

Why was Barack sitting there with all his education? How else does a Harvard educated light skinned black guy raised by two white women gain acceptance in the black community? He obviously doesn't buy into Wright's nonsense - no one believes that.
03/23/2008 - 6:26pm
Yes, Barack's speech was brilliant. But not for the reason you think.

He cleverly made it seem that there was a larger concept at issue in the controversy over Pastor Wright, that of race, instead of having us stay on topic. The real topic is what in the world was Barack doing hanging around with this guy for 20 years. That's the discussion that should take place, but Barack seems to have succeeded in throwing the hounds off the scent.

However, he has been damaged, losing 15 points or so in people's minds when the pollsters ask if Barack has what it takes to unite the country. That's a body blow. But one Barack figures he can sustain. Let's be realistic - no one in the Obama camp thought he was going to get away with being an angel descended from above forever.

And they knew this blow was coming.... going back at least a year, when Barack started visibly distancing himself from Wright.
03/23/2008 - 6:05pm
There goes Bill again, trying to turn Hillary's run for president into a mess not just for her, but for his legacy as well. Never missing a chance to inject race into the campaign, you have to figure he's a bit overexcited to find out that Barack is thinking the same way! Here's what the former Prez had to say:

"I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country," Clinton said, "and people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.

"So that's my argument for her."


OUCH!
03/22/2008 - 3:41am
Lead stories on the ABC news tonight.

1) Barack et al have their passport records broken into. This is a ho hummer if there ever was one, right up there with the hospital workers who were having a chuckle looking at Brittany's medical records. The big news would be if this didn't happen. What I'd really like to know, however, is how the story came to be broken as a Barack only story (black man as victim), with Hillary and McCain only being added today.

2) The big news that Bill Richardson, who is now going thru his Al Gore beard-after-the-loss phase, and who garnered the support of a dozen or so voters during his presidential bid, endorsed Barack today. Another ho hummer that somehow deserved top billing.

3) News that just days after Barack gave the greatest speech in human history, Hillary was now trying to use race against him!!! Poor Barack. Shameful Hillary. I say she's just acting like a white person who used to be first lady, but ABC News is not going as easy on her.

Oh, ya. While I was probably the only American to watch the interview in its entirety, Larry King seemed oddly self-conscious and uncomfortable hitting his usual gentle serves to Barack for a full hour last night. It was like he'd agreed to a list of questions submitted by the Obama campaign and was suffering a flicker of nostalgia for his long lost journalistic integrity. At the end, after a disengaged and awkward hour, Larry tried to close:

We've been talking with, ah (he pauses and looks down at his notes) Barack Obama!

The best moment of the night was when King read a particularly generous quote from the New York Times "analysis" of the greatest political speech ever given and asked Barack what he made of it.
03/22/2008 - 3:32am
Oh, those white women who once were token Democratic nominees for Vice President. You've got to love their spirit! In an age in which most Americans are cowed by the liberal insistence that any statement from a white person that acknowledges a truth about race in this country is racist, how is it possible that Geraldine Ferraro is so vehemently asserting her right to free speech? Doesn't she know she gave it up when she joined the party?

Check out Ferraro's response to Barack's completely inappropriate attempt to equate her statement that Barack is a man of the moment, and part of that moment includes his being black, with the mean spirited sermons of Rev Wright.
03/21/2008 - 4:27pm
Barack continued his "Race in America" media tour yesterday, committing a blunder that, as usual, would have caused a new firestorm if circumstances were reversed. As it is, the casualness with which he throws language around that whites are called racist for using is enlightening. You'll recall that on Tuesday, one of Barack's White Lies in response to the Preacher Wright controversy was this:

"I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."

Since when did throwing your grandmother under the bus become appropriate? And whose grandmother doesn't possess an ear that belongs to another time? Barack's attempt to equate this sort of private comment with the outrageousness of the Preacher's many public proclamations promoting hatred toward country and cultural divide represents the politics of old that Barack is supposed to be the antidote to.

Seeking to clarify, Barack had this to say on a radio talk show yesterday:


"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know (pause) there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."

A typical white person? But wait a sec. Remember in the mid-nineties when Jesse Jackson admitted to the same transgression?

"There is nothing more painful to me ... than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."

Maybe this isn't a race issue at all, but a class issue, and a crime issue, and a survival issue. Maybe Barack's grandmother, along with Jesse Jackson, was just acting like a typical human being!
03/20/2008 - 11:35pm
Interesting analysis on Barack Obama from a man known as the Relentless Liberal. Here's what Jerry Grossman says is troubling about Barack's willingness to sit and listen to Jeremiah Wright disparage America and its white majority for 20 years:

"Obama has proven repeatedly by his actions and his rhetoric that he is a natural conciliator so his failure to try to modify the explosive situation in his church is unsettling. There is a parallel in the way he acted out his undiluted opposition to the Iraq war. Once elected to the U.S. Senate, one would have expected that he would have used his position to advance his deeply held views on this matter of life and death for so many Americans and Iraqis, the way freshman Senator James Webb of Virginia did, as Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and African-American Congressman John Conyers of Michigan do, day by day, bill by bill. Obama did nothing wrong. His votes on Iraq were fine, no complaints there, but he did not seize the initiative, there for the asking, to insist, to dramatize, to demand, to be a center of dissent on Iraq."

Jerome Grossman is a former democratic national committeeman whose devotion to left wing politics includes working closely on anti-war activities with Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden and running the anti-nuclear proliferation agency Council for a Livable World. A real life, certified liberal, who worries about having a nominee who talks a good game but apparently doesn't stand up and fight when his political future is part of the equation. Jerry's nephew is Steve Grossman, who is a major fundraiser and former national party chair for the dems. Jerry is also my uncle.
03/20/2008 - 5:01pm
Is Barack prepared to be the President of all the people? Apparently not.

Chris Wallace, unable to get Barack to live up to what Chris says was a face to face commitment to appear on Fox News Sunday, has started a new feature to highlight the deception. Its called Obama Watch, and it tracks the number of days its been that Barack has failed to accept his constant invitations, a period now totaling about 2 years.
03/19/2008 - 3:40pm

The big question on political events isn't really how thing went. The question is how will it play in the media.

Goodmorning America went particularly easy on Barack this morning, skipping right over the issue of his close association with the Racial Nerve Stomper Jeremiah Wright and going directly to a conversation about race. The Today Show did a better job of making it clear that this was a speech that Barack was forced to make to put out a fire.

Last week, Barack Obama went on a media tour and tried to put the issue of Pastor Wright to rest with some Clinton style parsing.

He hadn’t been in church for the specific remarks that had been collected on Pastor Wright he said, but he did find them appalling.

He claimed ignorance.

In his big speech yesterday, the story had changed. Yesterday, he said:

Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.

So now he fesses up.

But he argues he can’t step away from the man who has played such a big role in Barack’s life that he has become like family:

He contains within him the contradictions – the good and the bad – of the community that he has served diligently for so many years. I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.

Funny. Last week, the Obama campaign was all for the idea of disowning people when the shoe was on the other foot. Consider his campaign’s reaction last week when Clinton adviser Geraldine Ferraro talked about how Barack got where he is because he’s black (oh, don’t you just love those color blind democrats?) Here’s what Obama Adviser David Axelrod told reporters:

“Ferraro should be denounced and censured by the (Clinton) campaign. Samantha [Power] resigned (from the Obama campaign), because it was not consistent with the kind of campaign we want to run. We want a candidate and president who will live by their words.”

Barack wants Hillary to disown Ferraro for making an arguably inappropriate comment which happened to be factually accurate while Barack's still trying to claim that Reverand Wright is his own version of Billy Beer, just the byproduct of the black sheep of the family, and we all know about those, don’t we?

It really irked me yesterday when Barack argued that you don't disown someone you're close to just because they say something you don't agree with.

Unfortunately, that mis-characterises the situation. This is a political adviser, and close personal friend, who regularly rants in a manner that the race baiters call racist if a white person dares to talk this way.

Again, you don’t choose your family, you choose your Pastor. Barack could have walked away from Jeremiah Wright at whatever point he wanted to. But he never did want to. He preferred keeping his head in the sand, or holding our heads there, as late as last weekend. Was this because Rev Wright was critical to Barack’s political goals?

This is what political analyst Dick Morris had to say in his most recent column:

Wright's rantings are not reflective of Obama's views on anything. Why did he stay in the church? Because he's a black Chicago politician who comes from a mixed marriage and went to Columbia and Harvard. Suspected of not being black enough or sufficiently tied to the minority community, he needed the networking opportunities Wright afforded him in his church to get elected.

All this adds up to a different perspective on Barack. He’s not the angel his supporters believe him to be. He’s made of flesh and bone, he’s ambitious, and he’s willing to do the wrong thing to get ahead. Just another human being. Just another politician.

Now we can judge him by the usual criteria.

What is his experience? Virtually non-existent.

What has he accomplished? Very little.

What qualifies him to be president? Nothing other than being black at a time when the country is ready to be done with race as an issue, despite the attempts of liberals to keep it alive.

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