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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.

McCain afraid to debate illegal immigration? (Lou Barletta invitation) - 03/19/08

... running for Congress - invited Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain to his city to have a debate of some kind, saying in part: If you are interested in addressing the issue of illegal immigration, then you must come to our city to hear our stories and learn how cooperation and effective leadership can work to correct the problem and how outside forces -- primarily in Washingt

Brave New Films: Robert Greenwald attacks Fox News "virus" - 03/16/08

... as it relates to criticism of Barack Obama. Their foxattacks.com/virus page makes it clear that, if Greenwald had his way, Fox would be off the air: Fox is a Republican mouthpiece, not a legitimate news organization.

Barack Obama lies about Lou Dobbs to support illegal immigration - 03/12/08

... clip from earlier that day of Barack Obama lying about Dobb's position on deportations (transcript link, video link): When I hear Rush Limbaugh or you know Lou Dobbs or some of these people talking about how we need to send them all back. We're not going to send them all back. First of all, this is a country of immigrants.

Barack Obama, just another Chicago politician (deal with Daley machine?) - 03/09/08

From this: Taking no chances, Daley called Obama in for a series of meetings that lasted two months. Obamaa

Barack Obama supporters: why you should vote for Lim Guan Eng instead - 03/08/08

... just some of the reasons why Barack Obama supporters should vote for Lim Guan Eng instead: 1. Just like Obama, Lim Guan Eng is the candidate of change. 2. The Democratic Party is truly an international party, and, just as foreign citizens have every right to vote in U.S. elections, Democrats have every right to vote in Malaysia's elections too. 3. Lim's party, the Democratic Action Party, is...

"Civil Rights Act of 2008" admits illegal aliens "undermine the living standards and working conditions of all Americans" (Kennedy, Clinton, Obama) - 03/07/08

... supported. Co-sponsors include: Hillary Clinton Barack Obama (press release here) Dick Durbin Barbara Boxer Chuck Schumber Bob Menendez ...and several more. After a bit of a warm-up and a to-be-expected concern about racial profiling, here's the relevant bits: ...(5) ...In the wake of the Hoffman decision [Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)], defendant...

Memo: we already knew Hillary Clinton reassured Canada on NAFTA - 03/06/08

... "NAFTAgate" - the story that Barack Obama's senior economic policy advisor reassured Canada that the candi

Memo on Barack Obama senior advisor's meeting with Canadian government on NAFTA (Austan Goolsbee) - 03/03/08

As previously discussed, Barack Obama senior economic policy advisor Austan Goolsbee discussed the candidate's position on NAFTA with Canadian government officials, supposedly letting them know that his anti-NAFTA statements were simply political posturing. Now, a Canadian government memo on the meeting has been released, despite previous denials of such a meeting having taken place. A roundup of...

Let's make a video for Barack Obama! - 03/02/08

... will.i.am video in support of Barack Obama, you know, the really creepy one with the chanting and the braindead celebrities like Jessica Alba and others I have no hope of identifying telling us how Obama's going to save the environment and bring world peace just before he brings all of us a pony and a shiny new bicycle.

Beth Fouhy/AP shows bias in article complaining about media bias - 03/01/08

... Shorenstein is complaining about pro-Barack Obama bias by the MSM. Beth Fouhy of the Associated Press writes (link): ..."I am absolutely outraged with the media coverage of the presidential campaign," Shorenstein wrote in the memo, which was obtained by The Associated Press.

"Comedian" George Lopez, ethnic nationalist for Obama - 02/28/08

... George Lopez brought U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's message of hope and change Wednesday afternoon to an estimated 1,200 potential young voters at the University of Texas at El Paso. "It is the time of the Latino, your time to step up, your time to take this country over," Lopez said, eliciting applause.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton told Canada their NAFTA talk was just bluster? - 02/28/08

... senior representative of the Barack Obama campaign called Canada's ambassador to the U.S. and informed him that, despite any anti-NAFTA statements Obama might make, it would all just be bluster and he wouldn't really mean it.

Barack Obama criticizes Hillary Clinton for supporting NAFTA, while supporting it himself - 02/24/08

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton support NAFTA, but Obama is trying to say her support is stronger. Or something.

Disgrace: CNN Democratic debate February 21, 2008 - 02/21/08

... debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be a disgrace. Some part of that is due to the fact that one of the questioners is Jorge Ramos of Univision. He's not only a supporter of cultural separatism, he's not a citizen - by choice - despite having lived here for over a decade. And, if any immigration questions are asked they'll be meaningless: everyone on stage is on the same side....

Barack Obama promises "security and prosperity in North America" (work with Mexico, immigration "reform") - 02/20/08

... (link), supposedly written by Barack Obama himself. It contains two phrases with "prosperity" and "security" together in relation to North America and even the use of "partnership" at the end. Those three words are also in the name of a government effort called the Security and Prosperity Partnership (spp.gov), something that may be a precursor to a North American Union. Given the use of those...

Barack Obama co-chair Maria Elena Durazo met with Mexican president Felipe Calderon (also MALDEF's John Trasvina) - 02/19/08

... [also a national co-chair of Barack Obama's campaign] and Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services Executive Director Yvonne Maria Jimenez, [Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund] President and General Couns

Dirt on Barack Obama: Exelon, Tony Rezko, William Ayers, Rashid Khalidi - 02/17/08

... Johnson with this warning about Barack Obama's links to three questionable figures: Tony Rezko, William Ayers, and Rashid Khalidi. The first will go on trial later this month, the second is a self-admitted terrorist, the third an alleged "PLO activist". Earlier this month, the New York Times offered "Nuclear leaks, response tested Obama in Senate". Nuclear plants run by Exelon Corporation in...

The "Peter Slevin Award for Mainstream Media Puffery" goes to... - 02/16/08

Ripping a page from Mr. Power Glutes himself, I'm announcing a new feature, the awarding of The Peter Slevin Award for Mainstream Media Puffery.

Does Barack Obama understand the 14th Amendment or did he just misrepresent it? (anchor babies) - 02/16/08

... (via this). Bearing in mind that Barack Obama was a University of Chicago lecturer in constitutional law for several years (link), let's see if he has a firm grasp of the Constitution: Obama took questions from the audience for more than half an hour. One person wanted to know what he would do about "anchor babies," the term for children of illegal immigrants who are automatically made citizens...

[YOUR GROUP HERE] For Obama - 02/14/08

... Democrats (and some Republicans), Barack Obama's campaign features group identities as one of the key features of their outreach, and that can be seen in the "People" menu at their site. For instance, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders have their very own special page at aapi.barackobama.com. Americans Abroad, you're special too: abroad.barackobama.com.

Barack Obama wants a global tax on the U.S. - 02/14/08

... presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations. ...The legislation would commit the U.S.

Cuban flag with Che Guevara on wall at Barack Obama Houston (volunteers) office - 02/11/08

... Che Guevara - is on the wall of Barack Obama's Houston office.

If John McCain is the nominee, will immigration be off the table? - 02/02/08

... Democratic candidate (whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton) on their immigration positions? The answer clearly is yes: the GOP leadership - just like the Democratic leadership - supports illegal immigration. Certainly, some 527 groups which are to some extent only nominally unaffiliated with the GOP may decide to press the issue, but the parties and the candidates won't.

Barack Obama misleads, does sales job on illegal immigration (CNN Democratic "debate") - 01/31/08

At tonight's CNN/Politico/Los Angeles Times Democratic "debate" (link), per lightweight illegal immigration supporter Marc Cooper (link): The candidates also cautiously sparred on the potentially explosive issue of immigration with Obama rejecting a moderator's question that assumed that African-Americans were suffering because of illegal immigration.

Barack Obama reiterates support for driver's licenses for illegal aliens (Carolyn Lochhead) - 01/28/08

... Chronicle offers this: Sen. Barack Obama easily won the African American vote in South Carolina, but to woo California Latinos, where he is running 3-to-1 behind rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, he is taking a giant risk: spotlighting his support for the red-hot issue of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. It's a huge issue for Latinos, who want them. It's also a huge issue...

Is Barack Obama a Muslim who practices Islam and who attended a madrassa? - 01/27/08

Is Barack Obama a Muslim who practices Islam and who attended a madrassa (madrasa) in Indonesia? Despite whatever emails you might have received, it appears that the answer to that is no. According to him, he's a "committed Christian" (link). His church is the Trinity United Church of Christ, whose pastor has made some rather questionable statements. However, according to this: An investigation...

Senator Bob Menendez floated as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate - 01/24/08

From this: John F.X. Graham, one of Hillary Clinton's National Finance Co-Chairs, thinks that...

Hillary Clinton voted to grab guns during emergencies, Barack Obama voted against it - 01/23/08

One-sixteenth of a cheer for Barack Obama! For, back in 2006 he voted for an amendment that would prevent the federal government from spending any money on gun confiscation during a declared state of emergency. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton voted against it (i.e., on the gun grabbing side). Details on the amendment that was added to HR 5441 here.

Allez Obama! (the blogs are alive with sock puppets) - 01/21/08

... supporting various candidates such as Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, and occasionally others. Now, certainly, many or most of those supporters might not be socks, but it's awful strange to find at least three white women around 50 years of age who suddenly showed up at a thread by Atlantic blogger Marc Ambinder about a Barack Obama speech and identified themselves by their race, gender, and age...

Barack Obama's extremist church? (Trinity United Church of Christ) - 01/17/08

Does Barack Obama belong to an anti-white, far-left church? Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ certainly appears to have made some interesting statements (link, link, link). The last includes excerpts from Obama's book.

Brian Williams/Tim Russert/MSNBC puffball Democratic debate (1/15/08 edition) - 01/16/08

Yet another Democratic debate was held yesterday on MSNBC, featuring Brian Williams and Tim Russert as moderators (transcript link). It was as ripped-from-the-Soviet-archives as we've come to expect from such debates, only this featured even more questions solely about process and horserace and even fewer about issues. It also featured three extremely lightweight questions about immigration, with...

San Fran Nan brings gourmet touch to Congress (Nancy Pelosi, comrades grab baguettes on way to barricades) - 01/15/08

... Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama tour the countryside telling prospective voters just how bad things are, some people in Capitol City are living it up: those lucky few who get to dine at the U.S. House of Representatives' own eating establishments. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi's "Greening the Capitol" plan (link), plucky leftwingers can fight for peace and freedom while dining on such...

Hillary Clinton: "no woman is illegal" (campaigning in Vegas to people who aren't citizens) - 01/11/08

... Union, which recently endorsed Barack Obama. And, she showed that, despite being a lawyer, she doesn't understand or support our immigration laws. She also campaigned to people who aren't citizens and might be illegal aliens.

Huckabee, Obama: what happens when no one asks tough questions - 01/03/08

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have won the Iowa Caucuses. Neither are qualified for any elected office, and for the same reason: their strong support for illegal immigration.

Barack Obama knuckles under to demands of illegal immigration lobby (IIIC, "illegal aliens" term) - 01/02/08

At the end of the article about the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition there's this: Following the news conference, held at the First Christian Church near Drake University in Des Moines, teams visited the offices of Democratic and Republican candidates, delivering copies of the petition... Most of the Democratic contenders were engaged in a debate sponsored by National Public Radio. One group...

Barack Obama: not as smart as a 5th-grader - 12/17/07

Last week, a fifth-grader asked Barack Obama a raw question about immigration and terrorism at a stop in Iowa. Obama's response shows that he's not qualified for any political office:

Fifth grader asks Barack Obama tougher question on immigration & terrorism than MSM; Sunlen Miller/Teddy Davis/Nancy Flores/ABC News spin - 12/14/07

An Iowa fifth-grader asked Barack Obama a raw version of a tough question about immigration and terrorism.

Black and Brown debate features childish race card tricks (Richardson as Hillary's VP?) - 12/02/07

... both." Do I need to add that if Barack Obama had said the same thing even many "liberals" would consider him a racist? Then, asked an apparently weak question by Ray Suarez about driver's licenses for illegal aliens, Hillary responded again with a call to pass "comprehensive immigration reform". She could save herself from saying the same thing over and over by just holding up a sign.

CNN lies, misleads (11/15/07 Democratic debate edition) - 11/18/07

The following video describes how CNN failed to note the material affiliations of some of the audience members who asked questions at Thursday's Democratic debate. And, one of the audience questions included an outrageous lie.