Thursday, 20 March 2008
HILLARY IS 44 DEEP-6'ES OBAMA
Have you ever heard of a web site called www.hillaryis44.org?
No this is not a reference to any particular anatomical part of Ms.
Clinton. Please keep your mind out of the gutter (and lfit mine up with
it. Thanks). It is a reference to the belief of whoever runs this
site that Hillary should be and will be the 44th President of the United
To that end, hillaryis44.org puts out a daily hit piece on Barack
Obama. One that, I assure you, Ms. Clinton herself could never ever
associate herself with.
Just how strident is the verbiage? Here is the site's lead article
today. You tell me:
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
The superdelegates are watching. Voters in states
crucial to Democratic victory are watching. Obama is sinking. The lies and the
hypocrisy of Barack Obama can no longer be kept hidden even by his Big Media
BEFORE Obamas blaxploitation speech this past Tuesday we
Again, Obama is stoking racial strife, racial
issues, race itself - for his own personal benefit. Instead of answering why
Obama has displayed, repeatedly, total lack of judgment in decades long,
generations long relationships - Obama will try to drag us all into his Obama
drama of race in a broader context. We dont need to discuss Reverend Wright
in a broader context. We need Obama to specifically address his lack of
AFTER Obamas Tuesday speech we wrote that Obama
had proven himself a liar and a hypocrite. We noted Obamas repeated denials, for days, of knowledge regarding
Pastor Wrights comments.
Buried in the Tuesday speech Obama fessed up.
ABC News, echos our reports:
Buried in his eloquent, highly praised speech on
Americas racial divide, Sen. Barack Obama contradicted more than a
year of denials and spin from him and his staff about his knowledge
of Rev. Jeremiah Wrights controversial sermons.
Similarly, Obama also has only recently
given a much fuller accounting of his relationship with indicted political
fixer Antoin Tony Rezko, a longtime friend, who his campaign once
described as just one of thousands of donors.
Until yesterday, Obama said the only thing
controversial he knew about Rev. Wright was his stand on issues relating to
Africa, abortion and gay marriage.
I dont think my church is actually
particularly controversial, Obama said at a community meeting in
Nelsonville, Ohio, earlier this month.
ABC News, as we
wrote, politely calls Obama a Liar and a
His initial reaction to the initial ABC News
broadcast of Rev. Wrights sermons denouncing the U.S. was that he had
never heard his pastor of 20 years make any comments that were
anti-U.S. until the tape was played on air.
But yesterday, he told a different
Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be
considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes, he said
in his speech yesterday in Philadelphia.
Obama did not say what he heard that he
considered controversial, and the campaign has yet to answer
repeated requests for dates on which the senator attended Rev.
Wrights sermons over the last 20 years.
We need dates and specific sermons he heard from
Obama. This is the week Obama was to assault Hillary on
transparency. Where is the Obama openness and transparency on his schedules and
In the case of his relationship with Rezko,
Obama has also been slow to acknowledge the full extent of his relationship.
It was only last week that he revealed Rezko had
raised some $250,000 in campaign contributions for him.
The campaign had initially claimed
Rezko-connected contributions were no more than $60,000, an amount the
campaign donated to charity. Then the figure grew to around $86,000, and there
were additional revelations that put the amount at about $150,000. Obamas
$250,000 accounting was a substantial jump and clearly contradicted earlier
campaign statements that Rezko was just one of thousands of donors.
Obama was initially vague about Rezkos role in
helping him buy a new home on Chicagos south side. Unable to afford an
adjacent vacant lot the seller wanted to sell at the same time as the house,
Obama approached Rezko. Rezkos wife bought the lot on the same day Obama
bought the house, and then later, Mrs. Rezko sold the Obamas a strip of the
lot which gave the Obamas a larger backyard.
Obama called it a bone-headed mistake but
never revealed, until he met with Chicago reporters last week, that Rezko had
actually toured the house with him and been deeply involved in the
Obama repeatedly stated he would have walked out
of his church if he had heard things that made him uncomfortable. For 20 years
Obama remained comfortable. Maybe it was those Big Media provided pillows.
Big Media for years protected Imus too. Imus, the
bigot, Imus of the nappy headed hos runs a big ranch for kids with cancer.
Imus still had to go. Defending Wright by citing non-wrongs is a non-starter.
Every criminal in jail can cite a good deed. Obama, on Tuesday, excused his
Pastor using the Don Imus defense - which failed.
The Imus Wrong defense:
Our British cousins see the cement block tied to Obamas feet which
superdelegates also see:
Was the speech a turning point?
No. Will the issue of the Rev Jeremiah Wright and his views on race
be a burden to Barack Obama all the way to election day? Yes.
The Democratic Party establishment is privately
deeply worried about this election. This is a year when it
should be relatively easy for them to reclaim the Oval Office, yet there
are nagging doubts about whether Obama, if nominated, could
carry states such as Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and
Pennsylvania, which will determine the outcome of this battle.
Obamas words will undoubtedly impress those who take the trouble to listen to
him. Whether they will work with those who are watching rather than listening
is far more debatable.
Florida and Michigan are lost to Obama the
election thief. Ohio is certainly lost to McCain if Obama is the nominee.
Pennsylvania too is beyond Obamas reach.
But, not to worry Obama incense burners! Hillary
Hater Dick Morris comes to the Obama rescue. Morris insists Obama has
already won. Yet, Morris tries to save already won Obama by throwing him
Why did he stay in the church? Because hes 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. If he had not risen to the
top of Chicago black politics, we would never have heard of him. But
obviously, he cant say that. So what should he say? [snip]
What Obama needs not to do is to resort to the
kind of Clintonian fudging that animated his interview with Keith
Olbermann. By saying I wasnt there and I
didnt know and I didnt hear him say it, he will
invite contempt and derision. If he were to continue in that
vein, he would buy himself a controversy akin to that which drowned
John Kerry in the facts and allegations of his service in Vietnam.
People will surface to say, I sat next to him, and Wright said such
and such, and Obama will be hostage to everybodys subjective
But if he handles the situation with subtlety
and lets what he cannot say that it was opportunism that led him to
stay in that church sink in among the electorate, he can and will
survive this battle.
Gurgle, gurgle, as Obama sinks after catching that
Obama is exploiting race to save himself.
Hooboy. That is rough stuff.
I always wonder if people who put out material like
this help or hinder their candidate. Sometimes a point of view, even if
it is mostly fact-based, is so aggressive and nasty that people see it as
overkill. This causes them to turn off to the facts being presented and
feel sympathy for the object of the attack.
I find myself tempted to use keith olbermann as an
example here, because he has spent years trying to overcome his anemic ratings
versus Bill O'Reilly through use
of vicious, disgraceful, unprofessional personal attacks. But doing so would require me to credit olbermann with
a level of veracity I do not think he provides on his show. So that isn't
in the cards.
In any event, there is the site and that's what they put on it. If you
want more of the same, you can get your fill there every day.
No wonder John McCain is smiling more and more these days.
ANOTHER HILLARY CLINTON LIE
Between Hillary Clinton's lies and Barack Obama's incredible racial meltdown
it's hard to tell which campaign is self-immolating faster.
Well, here's the latest entry. I got it from www.newsbusters.org and I'm excerpting it
below, but you an read the entire piece (and I urge you to do so) by clicking here:
AP, FNC's Hume Pick Up
Hillary's Bosnia Fib; Will Rest of Media Follow?
On Wednesday, Fox
News became the first news network to pick up on the contradiction between
claims made by Senator Hillary Clinton about her 1996 trip to Bosnia and the
reality reported by journalists at the time. In a speech on Monday, Clinton
asserted that I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be
some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with
our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.
But no news outlet mentioned sniper fire at the
time, and TV news footage from the day of Clintons visit, which was first
posted Tuesday on NewsBusters, shows Clinton and her daughter walking around without
helmets, greeting various people including the acting President of Bosnia and
a Bosnian child who read a little speech for the then-First Lady.
In short, Ms. Clinton's claim is a lie. A clear, obvious, easily
Of course Mr. Obama did pretty well in
the lie department too. Earlier this week, in his race speech, he stated unequivocally that he
had heard some of the garbage spewed out by his "spiritual
mentor" jeremiah wright while at church.
The fact that, just days before, Obama said that he
had never heard this kind of material in his church - the exact
opposite? Hey, what do you want? HONESTY? I'm Barack Obama
and you're supposed to love me.
But the truth is that Mr. Obama's lying will probably be forgotten, because
people are focusing so much more on his telling them that his grandmother
is a racist -- and then explaining that it wasn't really her fault because,
after all, she was just a "typical White person"
It's hard to remember much else when Obama first craps on his own grandmother
and then excuses her on the grounds that people of her skin color do it all
This is some pair. Compared to Clinton and Obama, Scylla and Charybdis
look like sweetness and light.
Is there any realistic hope that Israel can make peace with the people of Gaza?
Is there any realistic hope that Israel can do anything but conclude they
are an enemy unequivocally committed to Israel's destruction and, for that
reason, vanquish them as the allied forces vanquished Germany in world war
Maybe you can find a way to answer yes. But I find it exasperatingly
difficult to do so.
Here is an excellent article by R. Emmett Tyrell Jr. of The American
Spectator (www.spectator.org), which lays
out the dispiriting facts:
would love to conclude something other than that this is a hopeless
situation. But how can I do it? Where is the logic to support such a
|By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
12:08:22 AM |
WASHINGTON -- On the evening
of March 6 in Jerusalem, a heavily armed Palestinian terrorist
from nearby East Jerusalem entered the Mercaz Harav yeshiva
and opened fire on the unarmed teenaged students studying
there. Eight died, and eleven were badly wounded before
another student and an off-duty soldier shot the terrorist.
The atrocity ignited wild celebrations in Gaza.
thought that the celebrations were anomalous, you might want
to know about recent findings just published by the
Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, an
independent polling organization based on the West Bank.
According to its polls, 84% of Palestinians approved of this
attack. Moreover, 64% approve of Hamas randomly firing rockets
and mortars from Gaza into Israeli communities and 75% favor
ending negotiations between their leaders and the Israeli
government. In September of 2005, Israel in an irenic gesture
withdrew its military from Gaza, but since then it has endured
some 2,500 rocket attacks from Gaza and almost an equal number
of mortar attacks. I wonder if 64% of the Palestinians would
approve if Israel began reciprocal random attacks on Gaza.
What is the old line, "Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you?"
Instead of lobbing artillery randomly,
the Israel Defense Forces have attempted to counter Hamas's
attacks with surgical strikes against their leaders and their
rocket factories. However, Hamas's leaders nestle their
headquarters and rocket factories in civilian neighborhoods,
and civilians suffer collateral damage. That appears to have
made Palestinians angry, and not at Hamas for its bellicosity
but at Israel for responding to these cruel attacks. According
to Mr. Khalil Shikaki, the Palestinian pollster who headed the
aforementioned poll, never in the 15 years that the poll has
been conducted has a majority of Palestinians favored rocket
assaults on Israel or an end to negotiations. For handing over
Gaza to the Palestinians this is the thanks Israel has
received. Now Palestinians want further Israeli withdrawals
from the West Bank. One does not have to be a student of the
late Niccolo Machiavelli to advise against further
withdrawals. Mr. Shikaki's poll demonstrates that such
withdrawals only make the Palestinians angrier.
the Israel Defense Forces withdrew from Gaza (taking with them
civilian settlers), the Palestinians had an opportunity to set
up a peaceful community that might encourage further
accommodations from Israel. As Victor Davis Hanson observed in
a recent column, "Gaza has plenty of natural advantages. It
enjoys a picturesque coastline on the Mediterranean with sandy
beaches and a rich classical history. There is a border with
Egypt, the Arab world's largest country and spiritual home of
pan-Arabic solidarity." Hanson mused imaginatively that Gaza
could become another Singapore or Hong Kong. Instead the
Palestinians immediately began a civil war among themselves
and after that began lobbing rockets and mortars into Israel.
Somehow I doubt these people want peace. In fact, I suspect,
peace would be a disappointment to many of them.
recent book, The Global War on Terrorism: An
Assessment, by Robert C. Martinage of the Center for
Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, illuminates the problem
that Israel faces with Hamas and that the West faces with
Islamic terror in general. Says Martinage, "Since the death of
Muhammad in 632, Islamic history has been punctuated by many
periods in which various heterodox sects have emerged and
clashed violently with mainstream Muslims, as well as with the
West." We are living through one of those periods. Whether
Israel existed or not, these Islamic terrorists would still be
All that Israel and the West can do is resist
the terrorists, the best way being to go on the offensive.
Withdrawing from Gaza certainly has not weakened the
terrorists. It has made them and their Palestinian
sympathizers more eager for violence. There is one sentiment,
however, in this poll that I for one agree on. Negotiations
have been of no benefit, at least not to those who want
Simply stated, you cannot reason with, or negotiate with, or make peace with,
people who hate you and want your country annihilated and everyone in it
either gone or dead - preferably dead.
Those are the plain facts. The facts Israel lives with every day. I wonder when
Israel will decide it is time to face them.
AS THE TROOP SURGE SUCCEEDS......
Here is how you compete in Democratic primaries these days. It is
brought to you by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama -- with an assist from the
Associated Press, which is exerpted below. You can read the entire
article by clicking
Obama: Trust me to end the war
By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
Wed Mar 19, 7:05 PM ET
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Barack
Obama suggested Wednesday that Hillary Rodham
Clinton could not be trusted to end the Iraq war because she only started
opposing it when she began her bid for president.
In a speech not far from North
Bragg military base, the Democratic presidential hopeful told military
families and local officials that the war has emboldened al-Qaida,
the Taliban, Iran and North
"Ask yourself," Obama told the crowd, "Who do you
trust to end a war: someone who opposed the war from the beginning, or someone
who started opposing it when they started preparing a run for
Obama used the five-year anniversary of the Iraq
invasion to again cast himself as the only true anti-war candidate, one who
openly opposed the invasion as a state lawmaker. He renewed criticism of Clinton
for voting to authorize the use of force against Iraq.
campaign spokesman Phil Singer responded: "The reality is that Senator Obama
took practically no action to end the war until he started his White House run
while Senator Clinton
has been a consistent critic of Iraq for many years."
Obama also teased likely Republican nominee John McCain for a
foreign policy gaffe Tuesday in which McCain, touring the Middle East, said
several times that Iran was training al-Qaida in Iraq. Iran is a predominantly
Shiite Muslim country and has been at pains to close its borders to al-Qaida
fighters of the rival Sunni sect. After another senator on the trip, Joe Lieberman, an
independent from Connecticut,
whispered in his ear, McCain corrected himself to say Iran was training Shiite
These two are like children in a playpen fighting over the Elmo doll.
And the funny part (ironic funny, not ha-ha) is that they are both right.
Hillary Clinton did vote to authorize the war and did speak approvingly of
the fact that we invaded until it was politically opportunistic to sing another
But Barack Obama was NOT IN THE SENATE when that vote was cast,
therefore no one, him included, knows whether he would have voted for or
against. And if you think I am being disingenuous in any
way, consider this quote, from a Chicago Tribune interview Mr. Obama gave
in July, 2004:
Theres not that much difference between my
position and George Bushs position at this stage.
It is just me, or does that suggest Barack Obama was just a wee bit less
intransigently anti-war than he makes out to be?
Plus, this is the man who sat in the Trinity United Church of Christ for
almost 20 years, listening to jeremiah wright spew out the most low-down racist
anti-USA filth he could come up with, and stayed in that church anyway.
We're supposed to trust the judgment of a man who did that?
Meanwhile, the troop surge continues to succeed. Yes there are still
suicide bombings and there are still US casualties. But the numbers of
bombings and casualties is way down. And more and more Iraqis are siding
with the USA over al qaeda (presumbably because we are protecting them and
al qaeda is killing them). Reports, including those that have been
captured from their own people, indicate that al qaeda is virtually
decimated in Iraq
But these are the Democratic nominees. So none of this matters.
And instead of celebrating the success we are in the process of achieving, they
have to attack relentlessly in any way they can.
Put another way, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama literally have to take the
position that al qaeda takes - i.e. that we are failing, we are the problem, we
should get out and leave the Iraqi government to whatever comes once we
do. And the fate of Iraq with its geographic location and oil resources,
has nothing to do with peace in the world or the interests of the USA.
That is a pretty awful thing I just said. I wish even one word of it
IS THE OBAMA BALLOON GOING KER-POP?
Is Barack Obama's sainthood finally ending? Are voters starting to come
down to earth - despite the daily hagiography written about him by mainstream
media? Are they now seeing him as a very inexperienced and very
flawed man, whose eloquent speaking style has pulled the wool over their eyes
for months and months?
Here is the story from Reuters. See if you think so:
Clinton takes lead over Obama in
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
Clinton has moved into a significant lead over Barack Obama among Democratic
voters, according to a new Gallup poll.
The March 14-18 national survey of 1,209
Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters gave Clinton, a New York senator, a
49 percent to 42 percent edge over Obama, an Illinois senator. The poll has an
error margin of 3 percentage points.
The poll was a snapshot of current popular
feeling, but Clinton trails Obama in the state-by-state contest which began in
January to select a nominee to face presumptive Republican nominee John McCain
in the November election to succeed President George W. Bush.
The nominees are formally chosen by delegates at
the parties' conventions in the summer.
Gallup said the poll lead was the first
statistically significant one for Clinton since a tracking poll conducted
February 7-9, just after the Super Tuesday primaries. The two candidates had
largely been locked in a statistical tie since then, with Obama last holding a
lead over Clinton in a March 11-13 poll.
Gallup said polling data also showed McCain
leading Obama 47 percent to 43 percent in 4,367 registered voters' preferences
for the general election. The general election survey has an error margin of 2
The Arizona senator also edged Clinton 48
percent to 45 percent but Gallup said the lead was not statistically
Some time ago I said that Obama was a balloon about to burst and jeremiah
wright was an aneurysm on that balloon.
Let's just say that this story is doing nothing to dissuade
GOVERNOR BRUNO (R - NY)?
Eliot Spitzer had to resign because of the way he used funds to pay for his
David Paterson, his lieutenant Governor and replacement, who was sworn
in just a few days ago, has admitted to having extra-marital
affairs. First he said it was with one woman and then with a succession of
women. Not good, but not actionable either. New York still has a
But now we have this, from Ed Morrissey - formerly of Captain's Quarters and
currently blogging at www.hotair.com:
New York governors can apparently make it
Maybe theres something in the drinking water in
Albany. New York has gone through one gubernatorial sex scandal just to land in
the middle of another. What appeared to be limited to simply a personal issue
with incoming Governor David Paterson has now blossomed into an issue of
potential electoral misappropriation of funds. Paterson now admits that he may
have used campaign funds
to pay for his extramarital trysts and youre not going to believe how he
categorized the expense:
Gov. Paterson admitted Wednesday he may have
improperly billed his campaign for at least one hotel tryst with a
The hotel tryst was apparently listed as
A Daily News review found that in a handful of
other campaign expenditures, Paterson may have used campaign funds to cover
personal expenses and misstated their purpose in public disclosure
The records also show he made reimbursements,
but he acknowledged he may have failed to pony up in one
Constituent services? Well, perhaps
Paterson wanted some truth in accounting.
After the departure of Eliot Spitzer for hiring
high-priced prostitutes, New York had hoped to settle into a calmer political
period with the mild-mannered Paterson at the helm. He shocked the state by
immediately admitting to several affairs a few years earlier, when his marriage
had foundered. The disclosure intended to get past the rumors that had run in
the capital and eliminating a source of distraction for the
Now, though, it looks like New York has a bigger
headache. Using campaign funds for personal use is as illegal as hiring
prostitutes; both of them are misdemeanors. Patersons offense will not likely
cause him to step down, though, because as the Daily News reports, every
politician in Albany has probably committed the same crime. They may not
have paid for hotel expenses for paramours, but the purpose matters little to
the commission of the crime.
So heres a question for the New York political
structure: if all of you are using campaign funds for personal expenses, why not
just make it legal? One answer is that it destroys the firewall between campaign
contributions and personal kickbacks, which is why the law exists in the first
place. Its good to know that the people New York voters elect to pass and
enforce laws dont seem to have trouble ignoring them, especially when they
ignore the laws that specifically apply to themselves, which they themselves
pass to make themselves appear clean.
If David Paterson used campaign funds (given in faith by
political donors for his political races) to fund his extra-marital events
- sometimes paying it back and sometimes not - he has no business being
the Governor of New York.
Will he be forced out? Well, this is New York, where bad things are
often not punished at all, so maybe not. But maybe so too.
Besides, if this is what we have found out about Mr. Paterson in just the
first few days of his term as replacement Governor, why should we think for a
minute that there isn't anything else? How many more women? How much
more campaign money? What other things has Mr. Paterson done?
And if David Paterson has to resign, New York will be left with Joseph
Bruno, a 78 year old Republican hack, who currently is the senate majority
leader, thus next in line.
It's almost enough to wish Spitzer were back in Albany.
GRANDMA CAN'T HELP IT, SHE'S WHITE
One of the worst things Barack Obama did in his race speech earlier this week
was to gratuitously call his grandmother - the woman who RAISED him - a
racist. There was no need whatsoever to do this. It did
not enhance Mr. Obama in any way. All it accomplished was to
embarrass and humiliate the elderly woman who gave him her love.
The comment made me sick to my stomach.
It would be hard to come up with a way of making this worse. But,
incredibly, Mr. Obama found that way. Here, courtesy of National Review,
is proof - the bold print is theirs, not mine:
Thursday, March 20,
Obama Helpfully Clarifies That His Grandmother Is a
"Typical White Person"
In Philadelphia this morning, Barack Obama confronted the remains of the
Jeremiah Wright brushfire, the smoldering embers of this anecdote of his
grandmother using racial stereotypes that made him cringe... and promptly
spilled gasoline on those embers.
610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his
Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which
he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told
Cataldi that "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."
The grandmother reference from the speech, as you'll
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
There you go, granny. Feel better now? Yeah, you're a racist, but
you can't help it. You're White. And that's what all White people
do. Too bad you aren't Black. Then you wouldn't be the racist you
This is the man who we are being asked to elect to the presidency based on
his GOOD JUDGMENT?????????????????/