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Hispanic Caucus has excellent advice for Obama: Hillary as Veep, immigration reform in 1st hundred days - 06/11/08

... extremely valuable advice that Barack Obama is urged to follow (link): Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) must commit to helping illegal immigrants achieve citizenship or else risk losing the vital Latino vote in the general election, Hispanic Democratic lawmakers are warning. If he does not promise so-called comprehensive immigration reform, the lawmakers say, the only other way to win over...

Barack Obama VP vetter Jim Johnson tied to more than Countrywide (CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission) - 06/10/08

... vice presidential vetter for Barack Obama, is a stalwart of the Washington establishment... In the mid-1990s, he headed up a power trifecta: mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brookings Institution... Yet despite Johnsona

Barack Obama, John McCain to speak at National Council of La Raza convention (+Villaraigosa) - 06/10/08

... the not-so-surprising word that Barack Obama will also make an appearance (link).

Another shocking Barack Obama blogger spotted: me - 06/09/08

Anyone can get a blog at Barack Obama's site, and you the reader might even want to get one (or more).

Barack Obama: Narcissistic Personality Disorder? (McCain denies his accomplishments) - 06/03/08

Barack Obama's speech announcing that he's the Democratic Party's nominee is here. Admidst all the puffery and empty promises - probably written by someone else - this stands out: I honor [John McCain's] service, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine. Ohhhkay. While being the first black presidential candidate is certainly an accomplishment, I'm having trouble...

Jim Hoagland/Washington Post: Obama should create North American Union - 06/03/08

... informing us that Fidel Castro thinks Barack Obama is "the most progressive candidate for the U.S. presidency,", Hoagland says: Here's one example of new thinking [Obama] should pursue: The United States should apply to relations with hemispheric neighbors many of the lessons of the European Union and its half-century of economic and political integration. A functioning American Union that pools...

Barack Obama clinches nomination; hello, President John McCain! (predictions!) - 06/03/08

... "President John McCain", because Barack Obama has supposedly clinched the Democratic nomination. Assuming a matchup between McCain and Obama, I predict that BHO has a 0.1% chance of being elected our next president. Further, I predict that McCain will win by at least 10 points.

Scott Aust/Rapid City Journal helps Obama hide behind kid to support illegal immigration - 06/01/08

... seventh-grader Steven Cady who asked Barack Obama about immigration in Rapid City, South Dakota yesterday. That article has the heartwarming backstory, with everyone thinking everything was just great.

Chris Bowers/Open Left promotes John McCain "Googlebomb" - 05/29/08

Chris Bowers of Open Left has started a project called "Searching for John McCain" in which he wants bloggers and others to create a "Googlebomb" designed to get MSM articles that have negative information on John McCain to the top of that search engine's results: openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=6044 The approach is supposedly more sophisticated than his similar effort of a couple years ago, in...

Barack Obama lies, falsely accuses Dobbs, Limbaugh of inciting hate crimes - 05/23/08

... Florida fundraiser yesterday, Barack Obama said this: "A certain segment has basically been feeding a kind of xenophobia. There's a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year... If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen." Those statements are beyond reprehensible, and come close to accusing Dobbs and...

Dana Milbank/WaPo misleads about Barack Obama links - 05/23/08

... questions about the various links Barack Obama has as believers in UFOs. He discusses a meeting yesterday conducted by Cliff Kincaid and attempts to claim that all the points raised were "implausible accusations", such as this: The smoking gun? Obama's "mentor" during his teens, according to Kincaid, was "a key member of a Soviet-controlled network that was sponsored by Moscow and active in...

Media Matters for America on immigration "myths" ("Fear and Loathing in Prime Time") - 05/21/08

... also might want to check with Barack Obama. More later, but please leave other issues with the report in comments. UPDATE: From this: Three Democratic lawmakers who spoke at a briefing Wednesday about alleged anti-immigrant media coverage were not aware of a recent State Department travel alert warning Americans about military-like "combat" along the southern U.S. border in Mexico and...

Obama Oregon rally was preceded by free concert from Portland band The Decemberists - 05/20/08

... (matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/05/jim_geraghtys_revenge_song.php): By now you've heard all about Barack Obama's radical pastor and secret Allah-worship, but Jim Geraghty's got the scoop about Obama's secret association with Portland-based indie rock bands. Yes, that's right, the Decemberists played Obama's 75,000 person rally. Quoth Geraghty, "I'm sure Obama would draw a big...

Karl Rove has video of Michelle Obama railing against "whitey" at Rev. Wright's church? - 05/19/08

... that there's a video tape of Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama railing against "whitey" at Reverend Wright's church. At post time the video - if it even exists - has not been released. Our new buddy Larry Johnson says that Karl Rove has a copy and is using it to fund an independent group that might offer it as an October surprise.

Jeff Bercovici, ThinkProgress spread anti-Rush Limbaugh smear (Antonio Villaraigosa) - 05/06/08

... Montana shoeshiner wanted to give Barack Obama a shoeshine and was told to back off by Secret Service agents. The meeting above occured months before the April incident, but both had already occured when Rush made the statement above. For ThinkProgress, getting things wrong in this way is the normal course of affairs. One might think that someone working for Conde Nast Portfolio might not be...

Nutroots hero makes Dems look bad with sleazy John McCain question; questionable Secret Service reaction - 05/02/08

... Joe Biden campaign worker and Barack Obama supporter Marty Parrish, at a townhall meeting in Iowa, asked John McCain about a sleazy charge in a recent book that he called his wife a "c--t". The charge appears in a book by Cliff Schecter, associated with Brave New Films, the Huffington Post, and FireDogLake, and the only proof provided is that three anonymous reporters supposedly told Schechter...

Barack Obama statement supports illegal immigration marches - 05/01/08

Barack Obama has released a statement supporting the May Day illegal immigration marches [1]. He misleads by failing to note that the marches are designed to benefit those who are here illegally rather than legal immigrants. He's also apparently proud of having spoken at the May 1, 2006 event in Chicago; the main organizers of that event have links to the Mexican government with one even being an...

El Paso BP chief Victor Manjarrez promotes immigration "reform", busboys-style (Alicia Caldwell) - 04/30/08

Alicia Caldwell of the Associated Press offers "El Paso border chief urges immigration reform" (link). The person in question is Victor M. Manjarrez Jr., chief of the U.S. Border Patrol's El Paso Sector.

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack takes illegal immigration side in Swift raid; Peter Schey link - 04/29/08

From this: Allegations that federal officials illegally rounded up and arrested almost 1,300 Swift factory workers during raids in Marshalltown and across the country are being highlighted today at a public hearing that includes testimony from former Gov. Tom Vilsack...

Chris Wallace doesn't ask Barack Obama about immigration, one of his most vulnerable policies - 04/27/08

... Sunday finally got to interview Barack Obama, and the transcript is here. There is one mention of "immigration" in the entire transcript, and it's only an aside: Over the years, John McCain has broken with his party and risked his career on a number of issues, campaign finance, immigration reform, banning torture.

Barack Obama "worked" for Bill Ayers for eight years? - 04/27/08

From this: In 1995, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created to raise funds to help reform the Chicago public schools. One of the architects of the Challenge was none other than Professor Bill Ayers. Ayers co-wrote the initial grant proposal and proudly lists himself on his own website as the co-founder of the Challenge. And who did William Ayers, co-creator of the Challenge, help select...

Barack Obama cancels North Carolina debate; is he afraid of Katie Couric? - 04/21/08

Barack Obama has refused to appear at a North Carolina debate which was to be held on April 27. The moderator of the debate? None other than the lovely and talented Democratic cheerleader Katie Couric. There's certainly no reason for him to have attended the event since he's got the nomination sewed up (and, by extension, John McCain will be our next president).

SPP North American Leaders Summit April 21, 22 in New Orleans - 04/20/08

... contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama... The two have promised to kill or rewrite the pact if elected president as they compete for the support of voters, many of whom blame NAFTA for job losses, especially in the manufacturing sector. Well, not exactly. Obama recently spoke in code, indicating his support for the SPP process, and of course there's GoolsbeeGate to consider. Her paper was...

FingerGate: Did Obama flip the bird to Hillary Clinton? And, is this a previous example of him giving the finger? - 04/18/08

... Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday, Barack Obama flipped off (aka gave the bird to, gave the finger to) Hillary Clinton. The campaign's video is here, it gets MSM attention here, CBS has video from another angle here, liberals agree with the assessment here, and a roundup is here. The latter explains the various references his gestures were meant to convey. A video still here shows that there...

ABC News Democratic debate April 16, 2008 (Charlie Gibson, George Stephanopoulous) - 04/16/08

... appearances by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was apparently fairly bad to very bad, depending on one's partisan inclination (transcript link). It was very bad to Obama supporters, who were dismayed by the debate focusing on "trivialities" such as Bittergate, Tuzla, Reverend Wright, and William Ayers. The HuffPost whines here and here. It also featured an apparently bad performance by Barack...

Barack Obama was at Million Man March (Louis Farrakhan) - 04/14/08

A 1995 profile of Barack Obama had this news which was apparently a minor stir a couple weeks ago: Obama took time off from attending campaign coffees to attend October's Million Man March in Washington, D.C. Needless to say, that event was organized by and featured a keynote speech from Reverend Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam (profiled here).

CNN, The Best Political Team on TV. Part 1, Campbell Brown - 04/14/08

Very short video with just one more data point illustrating what's wrong with CNN and the MSM in general.

Barack Obama misleads, smears Middle America - 04/11/08

... less; pictures of his tour here), Barack Obama smeared Pennsylvanians and others by saying: "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that...

John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama advisors and bundlers include registered foreign agents - 04/11/08

... Taiwan's office in the U.S." Barack Obama: * "fundraiser William T. Lake and adviser Stanford Ross were registered as a foreign lobbyists in the 1990s, according to Justice Department records." The article describes some of the interesting work they did and lists a few others, such as McCain bundler and current or former registered foreign agent Rob Allyn. His FARA registration number is 5725.

James Parks/AFL-CIO, Jennifer Ludden/NPR promote bad, inhumane public policy, illegal immigration - 04/08/08

Jennifer Ludden of National Public Radio (NPR) offers a two-part series about those deported from the U.S. to El Salvador in "Deportee Back Home After Near-Death Trip to U.S." (npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89383189) and "Deportee a Stranger in His Homeland" (npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89431942). To a certain extent they're both cautionary tales illustrating why people...

John McCain running for America's Diversity Director (Web Ad: Tolerance) - 04/06/08

... to imagine it coming from even Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. In fact, it's more appropriate for candidates in foreign countries such as England or Canada.

Barack Obama: no evidence of North American Union, confirms NAFTA Superhighway (?), says not CFR member - 04/02/08

... 3/31/08, an audience member asked Barack Obama whether he's a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and asks about the North American Union. He denied being a member of the CFR, and said he didn't see any evidence of the NAU. However, in his discussion of the NAU he described something sounding an awful lot like the NAFTA Superhighway. If you go to one of his appearances, read back his...

Poll: only 34% of McCain voters know he supports amnesty - 04/01/08

A Center for Immigration Studies poll concerning voter knowledge of and support for their candidates' positions is here. Unlike most other polls, they asked about attrition: Only 34 percent of McCain voters, 42 percent of Clinton voters, and 52 percent of Obama voters correctly identified their candidate as favoring eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements...

Bush admin to build 361 more miles of border fence by end of year - 04/01/08

From this: The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S.

Barack Obama wants national holiday for Cesar Chavez - 03/31/08

... obvious attempt at pandering, Barack Obama wants to make Cesar Chavez' birthday a national holiday (barackobama.com/2008/03/31/obama_calls_for_national_holid.php): ...As farmworkers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago... Just one problem: unlike Barack Obama, Chavez opposed...

SPLC's "The Year in Hate" misled about FBI hate crime statistics - 03/31/08

... Richardson, in his endorsement of Barack Obama ("I have been troubled by the demonization of immigrants--specifically Hispanics-- by too many in this country. Hate crimes against Hispanics are rising as a direct result...", link) * The Associated Press' David Crary ("Hate Crimes Linked to Immigration Debate", 3/9, link) * Casey Woods of the Miami Herald ("Anti-illegal immigration groups grow in...

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) endorses Barack Obama; a flashback - 03/28/08

... from Pennsylvania, has endorsed Barack Obama and will go on tour with him. Per an Obama flack: "There are few stronger advocates for working families in Pennsylvania than Sen. Casey." Yes indeed, and it doesn't matter whether they're U.S. citizens or citizens of foreign countries who are here illegally, Senator Casey is on their side.

Eric Hananoki/Media Matters tries pretending that McCain differs from Hillary and Obama on immigration - 03/26/08

... reported that Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain "essentially agree on the need for an overhaul of U.S. Immigration law that would combine increased border enforcement with a new guest-worker program and measures to permit the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country to eventually apply for citizenship." In fact, McCain has said he "would not" support his...

Barack Obama and Reverend James Meeks (so far not another Jeremiah Wright) - 03/19/08

... another radical preacher linked to Barack Obama. This time it's Reverend James Meeks of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, whose day job is as an Illinois state senator. However, this time around the links are a bit more tenuous than in the case of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Here's Rev. Meeks: He's also "the executive vice president of Jesse Jackson Sr.'s National Rainbow-Push Coalition" (link). That...

Barack Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth on welfare? - 03/19/08

The Mickster deconstructs Obama's Sermon on Racism here, listing several problems with it. Commenter "fhdpjosc" offers this followup: [Obama's] rhetoric is very carefully crafted to appeal to two different audiences: black and white.