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I wish someone would have asked Senator Obama why he supports a global carbon tax as the solution to global warming. Another good question would be: does he know that climate change occurs with or without man's input and a tax will do nothing about it?
I asked if he was muslim. blizter didn't respond. I also asked about healthcare and abortion. Blizter didn't read that either
...sniff, sniff... and poor smokey posed a question, all the way from wee Sri Lanka, and he was ignored too ! Smokey's crying now,
OBAMA SPEECHES ARE JUST GAME OF WORDS, TO CONVINCE YOU THAT HE IS A WHITE HOLY SHEEP.
THE SAD PART IS THAT PEOPLE GETS CONFUSED AND BELIEVE HIM WHEN HE SPEAKS, AND DO NOT SEE THE REAL ISSUE.
AMERICAN PEOPLE PLEASE WE ARE INTELLIGENT TO LET THIS HAPPEN.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT AMERICAN VOTERS GET IMPRESS WITH THIS FAKE MAN.
THIS MAN AND THE PEOPLE BEHIND HIM ARE VERY TREASONOUS FOR THIS COUNTRY. WHY PEOPLE DO NOT SEE IT?
OBAMA WILL LOSE THE GENERAL ELECTION:
2 HE IS ALL SPEECHES AND PLATITUDES WITH NO SUBSTANCE
3 HE IS AN IGNORANT PUPPET THAT SOMEONE WILL STAND BEHIND TO
PULL THE STRINGS.
4 HE IS OUT OF TOUCH
5 HE CARELESS FOR ANYBODY BUT BLACK PEOPLE.
6 HE WILL CARELESS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
7 HE IS RADICAL
8 HE IS ELITIST
9 OBAMA IS A TREASONOUS TOGETHER WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND HIM.
Producers, you are LIKE A VULTURE ON SURVEILLANCE TO ATTACK MS. CLINTON CONSTANTLY.
THE MEDIA / REPORTER ARE MASTERS ON TWISTING WORDS.
DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS TO DESTROY ANYBODY’S REPUTATION?
CAN SOMEBODY BE PARTIAL ON THIS ELECTION AND STOP YOUR WORSHIP TO OBAMA?
I LIKE TO SEE AT LEAST ONE HONEST REPORTER TO GIVE HER A CREDIT.
REPORTERS I KNOW THIS IS YOUR WAY OF LIVING. BUT DESTROYING SOMEONE’S REPUTATION MAKES YOU FEEL A GOOD REPORTER?
I hope someone attack you the way you attacking Clintons Campaign.
MEDIA REPORTERS, WHAT WOULD HAPPEND IF EVERYBODY DOES NOT TURN THE TV ON FOR AT LEAST 5 HOURS.
YOU WILL SEE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU WOULD LOSE.
THEN YOU WILL NOT BE SO DESTRUCTIVE ON YOU OPINIONS AND COMMENTS.
REMEMBER YOU GETTING YOUR PAY CK. BECAUSE US.
It is so sad that American People is very easy to be brainwash.
WAKE-UP THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA I WAS BORN.
We are tire of Obama’s speeches. He will come with some game of words, to convince that he is a white sheep. The sad part is that people gets confused and believe him when he speaks and do not see the real issue.
(He does not have any ability for debate is why he avoid to have one)
Obama took so long to distance him self from Rev. Wright.
OBAMA IS another JUDAS he used his Pastor to gain the African American Vote than after: HE SOLD HIS PASTOR FOR 30 COINS.
At the beginning and for months of his campaign he could not stop talking about his pastor, because he was his inspiration, he help him to define him self, when he felt dirty to be son of a typical white woman, and black man.
He was grateful he had him as his spiritually pastor and personal adviser, that he felt like he was his family. He talks about him as if he could not do anything without his pastor.
HE WAS ONLY USING REV. WRIGHT, TO GAIN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTE.
Now that he won the African American vote. IT IS OBVIOUS HE CARELESS FOR THE MAN THAT INSPIRES HIM FOR 20 YEARS.
(This does not mean I agree with Rev. Wright’s comments).
This has to do with Obama’s instability and the different games he is playing to gain votes. He distanced from J. Wrights now, because he wants to prove he can gain the white vote DENOUNCING HIS PASTOR. HE KNOWS IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO WIN THE WHITE VOTE.
OBAMA IS A TREASONOUS and the people behind him:
FOR HOW MANY COINS IS HE PLANNING TO SELL OUR COUNTRY?
WAKE-UP BEFORE IS TO LATE. STOP YOUR WORKSHIP FOR OBAMA, MAN THAT CAME FROM NO-WARE.
HE MADE A LOT OF INLEGAL BUSINESS WITH REZKO. WAKE-UP BEFORE HE MAKE BIG MESS OF THIS COUNTRY.
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one question can you stop the war in this world????????????????????????????????? and to make peace everywhere?
I am still waiting for Sen. Barack Obama to have a real interview. Maybe O'Reilly will accomplish a real interview if the Senator from Illinois finds a little guts or character.
Some leaders in the Democratic Party are playing with fire. They think that they can betray the will of millions of voters--and choose Hillary Clinton as the nominee, regardless of whether or not she is the choice of the voters. We can't let this happen. It would be the largest disenfranchisement in modern history, and it would mean the Democratic Party giving their stamp of approval to a clear and consistent pattern of race-baiting by the Clinton campaign.
If we make our voices heard, we can stop it. Please join us in signing an open letter to leaders in the Democratic Party -- DNC Chair Howard Dean, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and all superdelegates -- demanding that they reject an outcome that involves trampling voting rights and legitimizing the politics of division and fear:
By the time the last vote is cast on June 3rd under the rules of the Democratic Party, it's unlikely Hillary Clinton will beat Barack Obama among voters. But there's a chance that superdelegates will hand Clinton the nomination anyway.
This would be a shocking attack on democracy, and it would destroy the Democratic party's credibility on protecting the right to vote. Black people have a long history of fighting against voter suppression, and now the Democratic Party will be the enemy in that fight. As bad as that would be, there's another reason that a coup by party insiders would threaten racial progress.
Senator Clinton's plan to have superdelegates hand her the nomination doesn't make sense without a parallel strategy -- she has to stoke enough division and race-based fear among Democratic voters to convince superdelegates that white voters will not vote for Senator Obama in the general election. One of Clinton's key arguments to superdelegates is that America won't elect a Black man, and therefore she's the better choice for Democrats to beat John McCain. While she makes that argument in private to superdelegates, in public Clinton's campaign and her surrogates are doing everything they can to damage Barack Obama by ginning up fear and division and playing to the worst instincts of our society. It's an insult to Black people and all Americans, Obama and Clinton supporters alike.
The pattern has been clear and consistent to some party leaders. Last week, according to the Washington Post, James Clyburn -- who as House Majority Whip remains neutral and is the highest ranking Black member of Congress -- accused the Clintons of marginalizing Black voters. Referring to this strategy in another interview, Clyburn said that "Nothing in this campaign has been by accident."
Congressman Clyburn warned that "black people are incensed" over the divisiveness of the Clinton strategy and that it threatens an irreparable breach between Black people and the Democratic Party. He's right. And if superdelegates hand Clinton a victory despite her defeat among voters, they will be condoning and rewarding that strategy.
Some party leaders have expressed strong concern about superdelegates overruling voters. But as a whole, superdelegates have not made it clear that they will respect the will of voters. Today, we want to send a clear, unequivocal message to superdelegates and other party leaders: Reject the idea that the nomination can be won with a strategy that preys on racism, sows division, and disenfranchises millions of voters.
jeebs1707 Pennsauken N.J.
We've had 7 plus years of ethical and moral behavior in the government that is reprehensible and is still ignored and overlooked by the Republican Party. We have had an assault on the middle class and blue collar American's Workers Rights that has not been seen since the early 1900's and still we argue over whether a white woman or a black man should be president?! If the Republicans get back in the White House you can kiss the working and middle class goodbye. Why is it that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and the middle class is disappearing? I'll tell you why! Because we keep getting caught up in what the current spin on the issues are. The issues are NOT THE 3 G's! GAYS,GUNS AND GOD! It is healthcare, the economy and getting out of this godforsaken war. If you hear anything other than that in this election from the Republicans, then you know that they are trying another run at the last 7 years of B.S. Do your homework on the issues and that doesn't mean listening to RUSH or HANNITY or O'REILLY!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!! DON'T BE LAZY! It really concerns me when I see people that say you are not supporting the troops when you speak out against the war. I am a veteran of the 1st Gulf war and that was nothing compared to what our brave men and women are going through. I am just as patriotic as anyone else if not more. I can't stand it when I see the Repubs saying that the dem's voted against giving our troops the equipment and supplies they need. THe bills that were propsed had tie ins built in them that had nothing to do with the war and more for what the Repub Party wanted. If the President were half the man he claimed to be then why are our troops families having to buy their own childrens body armor? Why are our troops having to "PIMP" their own humvees in order to make them safer and better protected? Because "OUR" president talks the talk and doesn't walk the walk that's why! If you think we are over there fighting for "OUR" freedom, then your sadly mistaken. We are over there fighting a "BOGUS" war that never should have taken place, leaving a job undone in the hunt for Bin Laden. It wasn't Saddam Hussein that funded and supported the attacks on the World Trade Center. It wasn't Saddam Hussein that has attacked and hunted American's overseas. Why did we not stay focused on the hunt for Bin laden and run off to start another war whose reason for being was admitted later on as being a "MISTAKE" by the leaders the Republican Party. It's laughable that RUSH LIMBAUGH would make a career out of bashing Clinton especially when he "pumped a couple of cruise missiles into some tents" as he once quoted on his show, but when BUSH starts a war on the premise of WMD's and then later admits he had bad intelligence when all the credible people in the intelligence community told him there was nothing where is the public outcry?!! WHERE??!!! WAKE UP AMERICA BECAUSE IF YOU THINK IT'S BAD NOW, IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF MCCAIN IS ELECTED. If we elect McCain then this country will get what it deserves.
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At the beginning, I liked Obama. However, now I am a Clinton supporter. I am amazed at the news media for being so biased and turning everything into race. Not once when I turned to CNN did I ever receive positive coverage of her. Let's ask Obama questions!!! Yeah, let's support him. Would Obama be in this position if the media did its job and actually looked at his judgemnt throughout his life. Would he be ahead if...they actually reported on all in contradictions in political speeches? Obama and the media can say anything about race, but if HIllary states a "fact" white working class support is leaving Obama. She gets smeared. She spoke the truth. Black working class is not leaving Obama - so quit making a news story where there is not one. Obama conveniently chose not to vote on certain issues so he could avoid questions in the election. He was not treated unfairly at the expensive private school he went to in Hawaii - even his classmates spoke out and said he was well liked. When he campaigned in Kansas...he stated he spent his summers in El Dorado, Kansas visiting his mother. That's hard for me to stomach since her family moved from Kansas to Hawaii, and she was living in Hawaii or Indonesia. He stated (after stating small town clings to religion or guns) he was raised on food stamps with his mother. A large portion he was raised by his grandmother...I didn't know the US government gave food stamps to people living in Indonesia. He has introduced bills (can't remember if in the US Senate or Illinois) and voted against his own bill. He has very questionable ties to very questionable people..However, the main stream media would report. When Bill Clinton was in the whitehoue, the mainstream media did everything they could to promote this guy. He is still the same person as he was back then ... what prompted the media now to attack Hillary so harshly. Obama campaigned on giving good speeches. What can he deliver? The media doesn't want to ask harsh questions. He won't do so until absolutely pressed. He is not the next JFK. Nobody can replace MLK. Obama claims to understand the plight of black people in this country. He life does not relate. Nobody in his family experienced slavery. His paternal relatives did not want his father to marry a white woman. He has lived a life of privelege. This campaign is about race when 90% of the black voters support him and don't even know what he stands for. 90% of white voters do not vote Hillary. This media bias has set back race relations 20 years in this country. Mostly, thanks to the media. The media did everything to get John Kerry elected but failed. The media fails to report Ted Kennedy went to the "took it all the way to the convention" 750 delegates short. The media has failed to report that Ted Kennedy was against women rights until pressed to do so. Votes in Florida and Michigan do matter (not to Obama because he lost). In the general election it will matter if he thinks your vote doesn't count. No one campaigned in those states, yet people turned out in high volumes to vote - yes, they were paying attention. Obama and Edwards did campaign in Michigan by telling people to vote uncommitted if they were supporting them. Obama ran ads right above the Florida line - which were shown in Florida. The media claimed Hillary did campaign in Florida. She did not. After the polls ended, she went to Florida to give a victory speech. That is in regulation. I know CNN will not post this as it does not support the "Wonder Boy" whose life cannot be questioned.
P.S. Asking Obama if he is Muslim is like asking a question that will never get a straight answer. He is a member of a Methodist Church. That particular Methodist Church allows one to coninue its faith in the Muslim tradition.
Obama says that what William Ayers (bombing police stations, the capitol, pentagon etc... - Ayers is a white man - don't want people to think I am racist), Obama states he was only 8. True, the problem lies with the fact that Ayers still wishes he had only done more. That's were the problem lies. As a grown man, he is friendly with a man who wishes he could only commit more terrorist acts. This man doesn't just live in his community. This is the man that Obama (on his own accord) asked for his blessings to run for Illinois Senator. Sounds more like Chicago style politics.
I have watched CNN for years and years and greatly respect your coverage. But, I keep wondering why you aren't investigating WHERE Obama is getting all of his money???? Please don't try and convince me that the average joe who is paying exorbitant prices for fuel, food and health care is sitting around and writing him a $100 check to keep him going as I just CANNOT believe that. We had 3 kids in college this year and have an average income and we have NO EXTRA CASH to fund this man's campaign - why can't you dig deeply into this??? God knows you sure have dug Hillary's every breath and minute of her life apart.
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Unfortunately, I didn't see the interview. But I am adding some info from his books.
Everyone must make their own choices, but some of this is truly frightening.... All scary, but especially the last! This guy wants to be our President and control our government. Pay close attention to the last comment!!
Below are a few lines from Obama's books ' his words:
From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'
From Dreams of My Father: ; 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'
From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
NOW YOU TELL ME THAT YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WANTS THIS PERSON TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE USA? I am sorry, but this man scares the heck out of me. He is a smooth-talking, double-talking, two-sided person. Why he is all of a sudden such a wonderful person who draws such crowds ... well, it just blows me away. I know Hillary is a woman, I know that is a major reason for getting a woman out of the way for getting into office, but for goodness sake, we need to be watchful of who we DO put into office. In fact, watchful is not the word. I think "afraid" is a better word ... "be afraid, be very afraid" of electing Barack Obama as President! This is my opinion and that of many people with whom I have discussed this.
Any time a candidate brings up the issues of global warming or climate change we need more hard hitting questions about about how people affect those issues and how we can make progress in reducing greenhouse gases at the same time as we are adding 300 million more people to our population. The UN says people cause greenhouse gases and global warming. The UN says Americans produce 20 metric tons per capita of pollutants annually. To offset the output of 300 million more people by the end of this century, we would have to cut the per capita output by half, bringing it down to the level of Mexico, 10 metric tons per capita per year. Why are there so many timid reporters like Blitzer who fail to address these questions to the candidates on their shows? Why don't they produce an investigative report that deals with the issue and the related need for a national policy to stabilize our population as we address technical solutions to auto, factory and flatulent bovine emissions.
Let's ask Obama why he isn't proposing that any revenue from his proposed tax increases be used to reduce the national debt that he complains about?
Let's ask Obama if he plans to continue the tax on phantom capital gains due solely to inflation or whether part of his tax package would include indexation of capital gains?
How does he justify double taxation of dividends?
Aren't capital gains and dividends earned by the mutual funds an important element in the performance and value of retirement plans and other retirement investments? Won't any increase in capital gains and dividend taxes adversely affect the performance of these mutual funds?
I'm no foreign policy wonk or expert but if you look at a world map it's not much of a stretch to see what's going on and while Obama and the left would never agree it actually makes some sense. Iran is the real reason we went to Iraq as a blocking manauver to keep them from making a run through a weak Iraq in the southern part of the country which is shia dominated to get to Kuwait and the Saudi Oil fields giving them a controlling influence in the oil fields and more or less holding the world as is economocic hostage. Irans is already fighting us with proxy wars with Hezbollah and Hamas and it's a known fact that radical islamist want to overthrow the Saudi government. To act as if we can simply pull back and everything will be okay is ridiculous, we have to protect our interest worldwide. Of course Obama would'nt understand any of this because he bases his foreign policy on a countries size. Some one should explain to him that Germany and Japan were to small countries.
I really hate to go back into the whole flag pin issue and I dont think wearing a flag pin equates to patriotism but the only thing that puzzles me is heres a guy who is so scripted and rehearsed why wouldn't he wear the pin. Another knock on obama is that he's an american apologist. I heard him say he wants to change america's image in how we're viewed by the world. we have our problems senator obama but know one does it better.
Whats important to me to stop the privatizatoin of Government, and prevent the disempowerment of the unprivatzied portions of government operations state and Federal, removeing taxes in effect transfers power to the Wealthy, who then will be empowered when the State has now real power, and the Fed Gov. is privatized, let me guess, people with the money!? Who will be makeing all the rules for us, let me guess the people with the money!? Stop the New World Order, once American peoples power is gone, who can stand in the wide world?
Well, I have been "watching"....but in disbelief that
no one, I mean no one has mentioned the fact that there is a "current" lawsuit going on in Pa. where OBOMA is
the DEFENDANT.....can anyone confirm this or shed some
constitutional "light" on this subject....and if he is disquiflied, then we still have our Canidate, Clinton, yet this needs to be addressed, in order to omit as much
discord as possible, among civil obiedences, asap....who is addressing this fact? Who is keeping us FREE from possible violance in the streets, our homes, and our daily lives....where are the real "Issues" hidden?
Someone comment, please....Willowtree....
Obama is avoiding debates with McCain like the plague because he knows McCain would "reveal" what he "conceals", and would put him in his place. Instead he chooses to have individual interviews he can control. He had an interview at Colombia University (an extreme left) last night, where Obama went to school! How convenient.
Obama thinks he can "change" these ruthless dictators' minds in other countries to stop war, when he can't even analyze his own preacher's mind that he's been seeing for 20 years! And when he did admit he didn't like some things his preacher was saying, Obama didn't stand up and talk to him about the issues. What a leader, rest assured we'll be safe in his hands.
Even Biden admits Obama made the wrong VP choice, the obvious being Hillary. Through is self-centered ego, he now acknowledges he needs help, and befriends Bill Clinton as a new tactic and strategy, to gain Hillary hopefuls, making a deal with them because the Clintons will do anything to get back in the White House. It's a joke.
And a lesser known fact, 25% of Democrat Super Delegates are UNION members or WIVES of Union members. Obama has made deals with them because they fund him. So his priority is with the Unions, NOT the people. It's a fact. So many times in Obama's past, he voted "present" on issues the Unions didn't want him to vote for or against. That's why, because they control him. McCain refuses to be controlled by the unions, he works for the people.
Lastly, Michelle Obama is proud to be a black American who cares about the black communities in need for financial help, so why is she trying to be white, consistently spending money to have her and her two daughters hair straightened?
What a travesty! Obama will do anything to insure a win in November. It is such a shame that his campaign is resorting to dishonest tactics. Acorn is falsifying voter registrations by the hundreds of thousands in Ohio on Obama's behalf. Acorn is obtaining voter registrations from convicted felons on Obama's behalf. John Lewis is spewing black racist comments on Obama's behalf. Reverend Wright did, has and continues to spew black racist comments on Obama's behalf. William Ayers introduces a campaign in his livingroom spewing anti-American and black racist comments on Obama's behalf. Such a travesty! Obama - it is time for you to go.
Ill tell you all something if Obama doesn't make it into office I'm moving to Canada! SCREW MCCAIN!
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