I caught a little of the Obama speech, enough to hear him say something along the lines of: "Spanish speakers need to learn English, but English speakers also need to learn Spanish", to which I, and everyone in the room, said a big FUCK YOU!. America is an English speaking country, and anyone wanting to move here has to learn the National language, and don't fucking tell me I have to learn Spanish. I can not believe this idiot is our nominee for president. Is it too late to bring JRE back? I would even settle for Hillary.
I've considered Obama a right leaning politician, ever since he came on the scene. All you have to do is listen to his speech at the 04 convention, to see how many of his views could be from a republican, and I do agree about your comment on black voters, this is something I've noticed for a long while, look at Conyers, Meeks and most of the black congress people, not to many Liberals there. In fact, MLK was one of the few blacks in public life, that have been what I would call liberal.
"He's got an army of small donors and a phalanx of big money bundlers, including, according to The Washington Post, Kenneth Griffin of the Citadel Investment Group; Kirk Wager, a Florida trial lawyer; James Crown, a director of General Dynamics; and Neil Bluhm, a hotel, office and casino developer". I know, I know, that quote is from David Broder, but that doesn't make it less true.
Obama's history is strewn with Flip Flops, one that comes to mind, is this jewel: I would no more abandon Rev. Wright than I would my pooor old Grandmother. Someone please pull his grandmother out from under that bus!
Just about everything The Obama has promised, has been flip flopped on, including this, the biggest to date: January 28, 2008 10:00 Statement of Senator Obama:
I strongly oppose retroactive immunity in the FISA bill. Ever since 9/11, this Administration has put forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand.
The FISA court works. The separation of power works. We can trace, track down and take out terrorists while ensuring that our actions are subject to vigorous oversight, and do not undermine the very laws and freedom that we are fighting to defend. No one should get a free pass to violate the basic civil liberties of the American people - not the President of the United States, and not the telecommunications companies that fell in line with his warrantless surveillance program. We have to make clear the lines that cannot be crossed. That is why I am co-sponsoring Senator Dodd's amendment to remove the immunity provision. Secrecy must not trump accountability. We must show our citizens - and set an example to the world - that laws cannot be ignored when it is inconvenient.
And on Feb. 08, The O said this: "I am proud to stand with Senator Dodd, Senator Feingold and a grassroots movement of Americans who are refusing to let President Bush put protections for special interests ahead of our security and our liberty."
Contrast this with his latest statement on FISA.
So much for Change! Huh?
So when did Obama decide that Public Financing was broken? This system has been unchanged for quite awhile now, funny that he didn't know it was broken back when he said he would use it. Just more lies from the change guy, who only decided it was broken, when he saw how much he could raise without going public. Hypocrite, much?
Hey slinky, did you ever come up with that link you quoted from, about how Hillary was hoping that Obama would get RFK'd? I think it was during one of your Obama love fests, over at dailyobama. I've asked you many times for the link, but you keep running from me. Still waiting...........
The only reason I'd like to see a Obama/Clinton ticket, is to hear all the Obama faithful' heads explode. It'd be the height of irony, if all the Hillary Haters, now would have to start telling us how great she is, and why she should be the VP.
I haven't seen McCain in a setting where he has to think on his feet, like he would in an open debate, so don't know how he would do, but I have seen Obama and A. Lincoln hasn't anything to be concerned about. In fact some of Obama's unscripted talks are just plain embarrassing to watch, lots of ahs, uhs and way too many, you knows, for a graduate of elite schools to make. Listening to Obama speak "off the cuff", puts me in mind of another graduate of elite universities. GW Bush has to be an embarrassment to his professors at Yale and Harvard too.
Another problem for Obama, is his long drawn out, Kerry type answers. Voters don't have the attention span, that it takes to wade through all those words to find a truth. For any that doubt me, just go back to the debates, and look at Obama's stumbles against Hillary, and especially Edwards, and he hasn't shown very much improvement since then. Note to Obama's handlers, keep him out of all unscripted gatherings.
No thanks, I'll never watch that asshole again. He really showed his true self with his hatefest of Hillary, now everything he says, is tainted by his loss of objectivity in the primary. His hero, Edward R. Murrow would be mighty pissed if he knew Oberman was sullying his good name.
What's bizarre about it? Obama has cast himself as the only candidate able to walk on water, since, well forever, and in that role, everything he does, or anyone he associates with, will come under intense scrutiny. Better get used to it.