Excerpt: Jake Tapper's litany: "The national anthem, the
American flag on your lapel pin,
the Weather Underground, and now they are questioning
your wife's comments
when she said she hasn't been proud of the U.S.
until just recently."
Obama dismissed the criticism as "nonsense." But
did the exchange mark the end of
a long period in which the media have gone easy
on him? Are the media going to change
the environment that the entire whore press "are
in the tank for Obama"?
Obama still hasn't faced the sort of negative
onslaught that envelops every front-runner.
But after a year of sucking up to him to kill
Hillary, he is being brought back to earth.
Excerpt: Unless Hillary wins big on Tuesday, Obama will
be the Democratic nominee. And he's not at all
the kind of candidate one might have expected
to emerge out of the backlash against Republican governance.
Now, Obama's voting record places him, with Hillary,
more or less in the center of the Democratic
Party, rather than in its progressive wing.
(How can our most liberal senator be more or less
a Cheney clone?)
But Obama, instead of emphasizing the harm done
by the other party's rule, likes to blame both sides
for our sorry political state. And in his speeches
he promises not a rejection of Republicanism but an
era of postpartisan unity.
That - along with his adoption of conservative
talking points on the crucial issue of health care - is why
Obama's rise has caused such division among progressive
activists, the very people one might have
expected to be unified and energized by the prospect
of finally ending the long era of Republican rule.
Some progressives are appalled by the direction
their party has taken: they wanted another F.D.R., yet feel that they're getting an oratorically
upgraded version of Michael Bloomberg instead.
Excerpt: Jimmy Breslin says there are only two headlines
that sell newspapers:
WAR and BIG GUY DIES. (Here at Huffington, the
two headlines are OBAMA and
SOMEONE'S NOT PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO OBAMA.)
In cable news,
the only stories anyone cares about involve missing
white women, the blonder the better.
Elizabeth Smart and Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson
and JonBenet Ramsey, Madeline
McCann and Jessica Lynch, the Runaway Bride and
the remains of Anna Nicole Smith.
Those stories were made for cable.
So what happened to the missing blonde in McCain's
"Big news out of Cincinnati - this time it's
about John McCain. Oh, I hate him
so much! I've always hated him going all the way back
to when Rush Limbaugh told me to hate him. Now McCain briefly won me over when he was
attacked in the New York Times last week. I am irresistibly drawn to anything the New
York Times attacks, which is how I got hooked on tainted beef." -- Stephen Colbert
Excerpt: It has never been satisfactorily explained why
the pro-Clinton camp
would want to racialize the primary
and caucus campaign.
It has never been satisfactorily explained to
me why every word out of a Clinton's
mouth is considered taunting, race-baiting or
fear-mongering by the whore press.
If she says, "Good morning," they answer
with, "How dare you?"
The argument has been made...
The argument has been made that the writer of
this piece blows donkeys for a dollar.
Does that make it true?
The argument has been made that Hillary wanted
to attract whites and Hispanics in the
primaries and make the case that a black candidate
would be unelectable in the general election.
But given the actual history of the campaign,
that argument makes no sense.
Great debate technique:
Fabricate a lot of horseshit,
then demand a Clinton explain it.
It only took the Democratic party about six months
to destroy Hillary,
and the Clinton family for that matter....The
Republicans tried for twenty years
while the Dems stood by and let her take the
heat as long as it suited their purposes....
Republicans put a lot of knives into Hillary and
Bill and even Chelsea, but it took
Democrats to push the knife all the way into
Hillary's heart and truly murder her.
Dick Morris is very proud of the Democratic accomplishments
and he thanks
all of you who truly hate Hillary more then he
does. He can't believe other
Democrats could be more hateful then he is -
but he has seen the light.
You have a point.
I've seen more irrational Clinton hate in 2008 than I did in 2007
and the year is only 64 days old.
Bart, my parents, both very conservative folks
in their eighties, are for Obama.
Both voted for Smirky in both 2000 and 2004 and
now hate him.
My mother loves Reagan and hasn't voted for a
democrat since JFK.
This is also true of some of their old Repo pals,
who would never vote for a
black man like Jesse Jackson. My mother famously
said that she doesn't think
of Obama as a black man. This is truly
a geologic shift in viewpoint and my
anecdotal evidence seems to support this
again and again.
I didn't think Obama had a chance a few
months ago but I think he has run
a really smart campaign and I've got to say,
I don't always agree with you Bart. But I can't
quit you, pal.
Your loyal supporter,
Leslie from Ashland
I think it's impossible to say if Obama ran a good campaign or not.
His every word and deed was showered with praise from the media and
and the Democrats while every word from the Clintons
was, well, you know...
If Hillary fails to win Texas and Ohio, she should get out. If I were advising, I'd have her withdraw Tuesday night.
For better or worse, we're challenging the tortured-for-years war hero
with our fresh-faced newcomer and his three years of experience.
McCain was tortured longer
than Obama's been in national politics.
If She loses both, this page will do a 180 and become pro-Obama.
My endorsement can't change the facts - things are still what they
but I want you to know I intend to stop pushing for Her if that happens.
Think the media will stop hating her 24/7/365 if she does?
No, because they have nothing else to talk about.
"The New York Times says McCain
may be barred from becoming president because he was born outside the United
States in the Panama Canal Zone. When he heard this, McCain said, 'That's ridiculous.
When I was born, there was no Panama Canal.'" -- Conan
Google flag code and you'll find, as any good
boyscout will tell you,
that lapel pins are not permitted in the code.
That same scout will tell you
that you cross your heart for the Pledge, not
the National Anthem.
"The debate gave Obama and Hillary
a final shot to differentiate themselves. There is a way to tell
them apart. One of them has a birthmark on their left buttock in the
shape of Walter Mondale." -- Jon Stewart
Excerpt: Over on the left, influential blogger Josh Marshall
wanted to believe that with all the horse manure,
the Times would eventually produce a pony. He
doubted editors "would have put their chin so far out
on this story if they didn't know a lot more
than they felt they could put in the article, at least on the first go."
Evidently, he's forgotten the extended Whitewater
hoax, the Wen Ho Lee saga, and all those front-page
Times exclusives about Saddam Hussein's WMDs.
to mention Clinton's baby with the crack whore)
Indeed, far from being embarrassed, McCain's
emerged as a wronged hero to conservative talk radio hosts
desperate to climb back aboard the Straight Talk
Express. You really thought Limbaugh was going to sit the
election out? According to them, the same "left-wing"
New York Times that endorsed McCain in the New
York primaries is now out to destroy him.
Also to the slap-happy team on MSNBC's "Hardball."
Back in 2006, when the Times ran a front page story
linking Bill Clinton through "the gossip pages"
to a pretty Canadian politician he'd been photographed with,
Chris Matthews loved it. Giving McCain
equivalent treatment, however, was deeply wrong.
"I'll slur any Democrat for $20 and I'll do the Clintons for $10."
Excerpt: Liberals believe in reading actual books, going
to war as a last resort, separating church and hate,
and doing what Jesus would actually do, instead
of lobbying for upper-class tax cuts and fantasizing
about the apocalypse.
Liberals believe that supporting our troops means
treating our wounded vets like the heroes they are,
and not leaving them to languish in rat-infested
military hospitals under the outsourced management
of incompetent cronies who think they're running
a Taco Bell franchise.
Excerpt: The FBI timeline reveals that hijacker Hamza
Al-Ghamdi, who was aboard the United flight
that hit the South Tower, had booked a future
flight to San Francisco. He also had a ticket
for a trip from Casablanca to Riyadh, the capital
of Saudi Arabia.
Excerpt: I know that Obama is the front-runner. But I
remain concerned about his electability.
I find him inspirational, attractive, articulate
and very intelligent. He has run an outstanding
campaign. Close friends are ardently for him.
I like him.
But recent polling data confirms for me, despite
all the horde of punditry proclaiming him
a "phenom" with stronger general electorate appeal
than Clinton, that Obama is very vulnerable
in the general election and less likely to defeat
McCain than Senator Clinton.
Recent national data shows the surprising, even
shocking, fact that Obama runs weaker among
Democrats vs. McCain than does Clinton. In the
last three national Gallup polls, McCain wins
more Democrats in a race against Obama than he
does in a race against Clinton.
And why is that? Here could be a key reason: According
to a recent WaHoPo survey,
about 4 out of 10 primary
voting Democrats in Ohio and Texas say that Obama "does
not have the kind of experience" necessary to "serve as
Why is Lanny Davis writing what nobody wants to read?
It's amazing that each time Hillary criticizes
Obama, they attribute it
to a combination of bitchiness and "nuc-u-lar"
PMS. However, he can
broadside her with impunity without incurring
any negative press.
Guess who the GOP wants to run against this fall?
Excerpt: The surging price of oil reached another milestone
Monday, jumping to $103.95.
The weaker dollar that has propelled oil and other
commodities prices higher sent light,
sweet crude for April delivery past $103.76 a
barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
That's the level many analysts consider to be
the true record high for oil, after its $38 barrel
price from 1980 is translated into 2008 dollars.
Futures later retreated from that high to settle
up 61 cents at $102.45 after Royal Dutch Shell
said it would resume oil shipments from Nigeria
that had been disrupted by rebel attacks.
Oil's most recent run into record territory has
been driven by the greenback's slump against
other world currencies. Crude futures offer a
hedge against a falling dollar, and oil futures
bought and sold in dollars are more attractive
to foreign investors when the dollar is falling.
With Bush in charge, it doesn't pay to bet on
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