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

Eric Hananoki of Media Matters for America offers "Chicago Tribune falsely claimed Clinton, Obama, and McCain "essentially agree" on immigration" ( Summary: In an article on immigration as a campaign issue, the Chicago Tribune 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...

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

Sean Hannity is digging up dirt on yet 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 page says he's one of his religious advisors, but he's not listed on this document supposedly listing those advisors from December 2007. On the other hand, the...

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

Earlier this month, Mayor Lou Barletta of Hazleton, Pennsylvania - currently 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

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films has a new crusade: trying to stop the Fox News "virus" that supposedly spreads from Fox to the rest of the MSM, specifically as it relates to criticism of Barack Obama. Their 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

Yesterday's Lou Dobbs show on CNN featured a video 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

Here are 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 only one word off from the Democratic Party. Close enough! 4.

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

From our "Isn't it Ironic" file comes the "Civil Rights Act of 2008", brainchild of Senator Ted Kennedy (S.2554, link). Among no doubt many other things, it seeks to close a defense that employers can use when an illegal alien is fired and sues for back pay.

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

Ever-excitable Andy (link) and others (link, link, etc.) are up in arms over this report pointing out where "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 the various Clintonian-style denials is here and here. For instance, on February 29, Goolsbee said "It is a totally inaccurate story... I did not call these people and I direct you to the press...

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

Here's the challenge: take the new 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

Hillary Clinton supporter, San Francisco real estate developer, and Harvard center head Walter 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

From our "getting close to David Duke territory" file comes this: Hollywood television celebrity and popular comedian 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

According to the following report from Canada's CTV, last month a 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

I won't be live-blogging it, but I can tell already that tonight's Democratic 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.

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

Yet another laundry list of promises is available in the article "I will repair our relationship with Mexico" (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.

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

From a MALDEF press release, reposted here: ...Along with Los Angeles Federation of Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo [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

The Queen's minions have been busy digging up dirt on the Man of Hope. First up is Larry 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 Illinois leaked radioactive materials into the groundwater. Obama highlighted legislation he supported that...

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

Back on January 12, Molly Ball of the Las Vegas Review-Journal offered ( "Obama rocks Vegas faithful" (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 because they are born on U.S. soil and then serve as "anchors" for...

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

As with other 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 Americans Abroad, you're special too:

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

From this: A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic 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

Via this and, we learn that a Cuban flag - superimposed with an image of 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

Short answer: Not at all. Long answer: If the Republican candidate is John McCain, will the GOP be unable or unwilling to attack the 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

Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco 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 for the general electorate, which most vehemently does not. Obama's stand could come back to haunt him not only in a general election, but with other voters in...

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.

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

There seem to be a large number of sock puppets (per Wikipedia an "online identity used for purposes of deception within an Internet community") running loose on various blog sites and leaving comments supporting various candidates such as Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, and occasionally others.

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 the first not being necessary at all.

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

While John 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 staples as: Peruvian Purple Potatoes, apple wood bacon, champagne vinaigrette, and shallots...

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

Hillary Clinton visited a neighborhood in Las Vegas yesterday that just happens to be home to many members of the Culinary Workers 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, however, was able to visit with Sen.

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.