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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Clinton/McCain Gas Tax Plan is a SCAM!


Which Candidate is Telling the TRUTH?

Hillary Clinton and John McCain want to suspend the gas tax for the summer to provide financial relief to the American consumer. Is this really a significant savings or a political gimmick as many are saying? Here is one perspective:



Here is another opinion:

ECONOMISTS SAY BENEFITS GO TO OIL COMPANIES,

NOT CONSUMERS!

Score one for Obama,” wrote Greg Mankiw, a former chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. “In light of the side effects associated with driving ... gasoline taxes should be higher than they are, not lower.

You are just going to push up the price of gas by almost the size of the tax cut,” said Eric Toder, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center in Washington.

I think it is a very bad idea,” said Gilbert Metclaf, a economics professor at Tufts University currently working with the National Bureau of Economic Research. “If we want people to invest in energy-saving cars, we need some assurance that the higher price paid for these cars is going to pay off through fuel savings,” he said. “It is a very short-sighted, counterproductive proposal.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was similarly underwhelmed: “It’s Econ 101: the tax cut really goes to the oil companies,” he wrote on his blog on Tuesday.

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Senators John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton have hit on a new way to pander to American voters: a temporary suspension of the federal gasoline tax between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The proposal may draw applause and votes from Americans feeling the pain of nearly $4-a-gallon gasoline. But it is an expensive and environmentally unsound policy that would do nothing to help American drivers.

Leave aside that suspending the 18.4-cent-a-gallon excise tax would cost the deficit-burdened federal government $9 billion and that turning a tax off in May and on in September would be an administrative nightmare.

Even leave aside that nixing the gas tax would increase demand for gasoline — exactly the wrong response to global warming and rising energy prices. So wrong, in fact, that both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain support policies that would cut carbon emissions and increase the price of energy. (Talk about voting for something before they voted against it.)

The fact is that drivers would, at best, see only the briefest reduction in prices at the pump. Gas prices rise during the summer season of heavy driving as rising demand pushes refiners to produce virtually at full capacity. If a suspension in the excise tax reduced the price at the pump, it would encourage even more driving. This would simply push prices back up. Oil companies would be grateful, drivers less so.

Certain realities need to be faced, even in an election year. First, oil prices are likely to remain high for some time as demand for energy continues to grow at a fast pace in China, India and other developing countries. Second, there is an urgent need to curb the world’s carbon emissions to address the threat of global warming.

Americans — like the rest of the world — must find ways to curb their use of fossil fuels. Higher, not lower, prices are an important way to spur the needed technological innovation and curb demand.

Of course, this logic escapes many politicians. New York State Republicans said they would try to pass a bill that would suspend the 32.4-cent-a-gallon state gas tax during the summer, blowing a $500 million hole in the state budget. Fortunately, it has no chance of passing.

The Bush administration’s answer to high gas prices — increasing domestic supplies — is equally simple-minded. On Tuesday, President Bush again lamented Congress’s unwillingness to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration or to allow more refineries to be built on abandoned military bases. He said efforts in Congress to impose restrictions on carbon emissions and tax oil companies’ windfall profits “would make energy even more expensive.”

There is not enough oil in Alaska to provide a lasting solution. And Mr. Bush’s prescription would do nothing to address climate change or quench the thirst for oil.

Fortunately, Mr. Obama has not caved to the rising calls for cheap energy and has refused to follow his rivals down this misguided path.

Until recently, Mrs. Clinton also seemed to get it. Like Mr. Obama, she supports tougher fuel-efficiency standards and a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions — which would have the effect of raising energy prices and reducing demand for gas. Mr. McCain supports a cap-and-trade program.

Neither Mrs. Clinton nor Mr. McCain have explained the inconsistency in their positions. We know pandering when we see it. We also know that suspending the gas tax for the summer won’t solve this country’s energy problems or even reduce the price of gas.

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Hoyer So Cool to Gas Tax Suspension

Summertime gas break “would not be positive… The oil companies would just raise their prices.”


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is Clinton Behind Rev. Wright Speaking Tour?

CLINTON - WRIGHT TEAM UP AGAINST OBAMA


Bill Clinton and Reverend Wright at White House in 1998

Mr. Wright was invited to the 1998 prayer breakfast at the White House after Bill Clinton's lies about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky had been exposed. He received a thank-you note from former President Clinton for his expressions of support about six weeks later.

Oct. 28, 1998:

Dear Pastor Wright:

Thank you so much for your kind message.
I am touched by your prayers and by the many expressions of encouragement and support I have received from friends across our country.

You have my best wishes.

Sincerely,
Bill Clinton
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CLINTON SUPPORTER ORGANIZES WRIGHT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
article by Errol Lewis of New York Daily News

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright couldn't have done more damage to Barack Obama's campaign if he had tried. And you have to wonder if that's just what one friend of Wright wanted. Shortly before he rose to deliver his rambling, angry, sarcastic remarks at the National Press Club Monday, Wright sat next to, and chatted with, Barbara Reynolds.

A former editorial board member at USA Today, she runs something called Reynolds News Services and teaches ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity. (She is an ordained minister).

It also turns out that Reynolds - introduced Monday as a member of the National Press Club "who organized" the event - is an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter.

On a blog linked to her Web site- www.reynoldsnews.com- Reynolds said in a February post: "My vote for Hillary in the Maryland primary was my way of saying thank you" to Clinton and her husband for the successes of Bill Clinton's presidency.

The same post criticized Obama's "Audacity of Hope" theme: "Hope by definition is not based on facts," wrote Reynolds. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time."

In another blog entry, Reynolds gives an ever-sharper critique of Obama: "It is a sad testimony that to protect his credentials as a unifier above the fray, the senator is fueling the media characterization that Rev. Dr. Wright is some retiring old uncle in the church basement."

I don't know if Reynolds' eagerness to help Wright stage a disastrous news conference with the national media was a way of trying to help Clinton - my queries to Reynolds by phone and e-mail weren't returned yesterday - but it's safe to say she didn't see any conflict between promoting Wright and supporting Clinton.

It's hard to exaggerate how bad the actual news conference was. Wright, steeped in an honorable, fiery tradition of Bible-based social criticism, cheapened his arguments and his movement by mugging for the cameras, rolling his eyes, heaping scorn on his critics and acting as if nobody in the room was learned enough to ask him a question.

Wright has, unquestionably, been caricatured and vilified unfairly. The feeding programs, prison outreach and other social services he has built over more than 30 years are commendable, and his reading of the Judeo-Christian tradition as an epic story of people trying to escape slavery is far more right than wrong - and not something to be caricatured or compressed into a 10-second sound bite.

But Wright should have known - and his friend and ally Reynolds, a media professional, surely knew - that bickering with the press can only harm Wright and, by extension, Obama.

I hope that wasn't their goal.

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Hillary Clinton's campaign is hanging on by a thread. Her "kitchen sink" strategy is truly representative of the old-style politics that Senator Obama is trying so desperately to change. Now it appears that she is using Reverend Wright's obvious jealousy of Senator Obama's rise to popularity as a weapon against Senator Obama in her never-ending cesspool of tricks. The resort to racism in this race has been a very carefully planned strategy by the Clintons and shows just how low politics has sunk in this country. Let's hope for the good of democracy that dirty tricks and media manipulation are insufficient to stop a true movement of the people.

Let's rise up America, especially the voters of Indiana and North Carolina, and NOT BE FOOLED by this disgusting attack on a man who has dedicated his life to the service of others. It is time to put Senator Clinton and Reverend Wright out to pasture -- permanently.





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Monday, April 28, 2008

Assassination by "Main Stream" Media

The TRUTH About Reverend Jeremiah Wright

The media's manipulation of political news has been not what we would expect in a Free Society. For the first time in our history, a black man (1/2 white) is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. I never thought I would see this happen in my lifetime, and if your so-called "liberal" press has anything to do with it, I won't.

I am ashamed at the crucifixion of Obama by reporters whom we supposedly rely upon to give us FACTS, not media spin. Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, David Gregory, Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, the entire crew at FOX NEWS, and so many more. They are nothing better than whores for Hillary Clinton and here is why. MSNBC, CNN, Fox, ABC, run nothing but negative and degrading stories about Reverend Wright and Barack Obama. This is brainwashing and it is NOT subliminal. It is outrageous. It is the job of the press to REPORT the news NOT create it.

I have heard them denigrate both he and Senator Obama for knowing him in the basest terms. Yes, these supposed learned news commentators are lying to America. They have berated the reverend for his speech right after 9/11, the "Chicken Coming Home to Roost" speech. Did they tell you that he was actually quoting a white man, US Ambassador Webb? I'll bet they didn't. Of course they know, our news anchors know everything.

Did they let you hear Rev. Wright's entire sermon in which he invoked the "God Damn America" phrase or just the 10-second sound bite? I heard it, and he was entirely right in criticizing this country in that context, the context that we committed genocide on Native Americans and African-Americans and have done horrible things to other countries. He was talking about God and doing right and wrong. When he said "God Damn America", in the context it was said, he was correct. He was not criticizing our people, he was criticizing our government, which has performed horrible atrocities in the name of "freedom".

This site just has a few short videos. If you can put aside your bias and hidden racism and watch these videos as a true Christian with an open heart and an open mind, you may well view the Reverend in a different light. I also recommend this link: A YOUNG MAN AND HIS MARINE HERO

Thank you and feel free to leave a comment at the end of this article.

WRIGHT EXPLAINS HIS "GOD DAMN AMERICA" SPEECH



"CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST" SPEECH WAS NOT HIS

This is the full version of Pastor Wright's sermon that was distorted by FOX. I ask that you view this, empower yourselves and become enlightened to the truth that was completely distorted by FOX news and the mass media. FOX and the rest of the media purposely did not show us the part of Pastor Wright's sermon in which "FOX" was singled out. Pastor Wright refers to a guest on FOX news (Ambassador Ed Peck) who took fire from FOX for stating his beliefs that America had brought the 911 attacks upon itself due to our failed middle east policies... hence, "The Chicken's have come home to roost" quote... a quote taken from Ambassador Peck, NOT REVEREND WRIGHT'S QUOTE. This is a very important and critical clip that was distorted by FOX and their continued campaign of misinformation. Fox and the MSM needs to be called out on this. Please watch:



By the way, Ambassador Peck (the man whose quote is borrowed by Pastor Wright) was was the Deputy Director of the Reagan White House Task Force on Terrorism. He served as Chief of Mission in Baghdad (Iraq 1977 to 1980) and later held senior posts in Washington and abroad. Edward Peck also argued against invading Iraq prior to the March 2003 invasion.


HIS SPEECH ON THE US GOVT. INVOLVEMENT IN CREATING AIDS

The main source of the Reverend's criticism is his statement that the AIDS virus was developed by the U.S. Government to kill blacks. Did he make this up? Where did he get this idea. A little research turned up this information. I Googled "AIDS started by US Government" and got 496,000 pages in English, so he isn't the only one who has this opinion. Here is just one of hundreds I have found:

Did the US Government Develop the AIDS Virus?

The following is a complete verbatim transcription from a recent broadcast of "Network 23", a program shown on a local Los Angeles Public Access Cable Channel.

FULL TRANSCRIPTION FROM NETWORK 23:

Good evening, I'm Michel Kassett. This is Network 23. A couple of weeks ago we had a program on the subject of AIDS, addressing the question of whether AIDS -- the AIDS virus -- was created by the government; and I'm sure that some people were quite shocked by what they heard. We spent that entire program relating to you the evidence of a very substantial amount of factual evidence which supports the proposition that AIDS is a synthetic biological agent that was deliberately engineered by the US government as an instrument of depopulation. This is by far the most controversial and dangerous subject that we have ever addressed on this program, so I would like to review briefly the major points -- the most significant pieces of evidence -- that I presented two weeks ago.

The first point was that in the early 1970's, Henry Kissinger wrote a top secret document -- a National Security Memorandum ("NSM 200") -- in which he indicated that "depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World." This Memorandum which can be obtained from the US National Archives, which was only declassified very quietly in 1990, was adopted by the National Security Council as official US foreign policy towards the Third World. Now, this is a classic example of the "secret government" in action, because of none of this was known to the Congress, and certainly, it was not known to the American people. Did any of you know that depopulation was considered a matter of US national security? Did any of you know that for the past 20 years, depopulation has been the highest long-range priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World? No you didn't, because it was classified -- it was a secret.

There is active debate on this issue internationally, including newspaper and magazine articles, several lawsuits, etc. I know it sounds outrageous to many, but not to black people who were familiar with the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment. Between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, mostly illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for “bad blood,” their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis. The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphilis—which can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death. “As I see it,” one of the doctors involved explained, “we have no further interest in these patients until they die.”


"The United States government did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong. It was an outrage to our commitment to integrity and equality for all our citizens... clearly racist."

—President Clinton's apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment to the eight remaining survivors, May 16, 1997


Reverend Wright has every reason to believe that the U.S. Government may be to blame. The media-fed attacks on Barack Obama because his Pastor, a dedicated leader of 8,000, and a decorated Marine veteran, speaks his mind on a subject he has every right to discuss, are typical of a media that is trying to influence this primary race. He earned it. Forty years after the death of Martin Luther King, is this STILL the way black people are abused in America, both in politics and the press?

Finally, did the media tell you that Reverend Wright was a student at the University of Virginia in 1961, when he heard John F. Kennedy say: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"?, this patriotic young man gave up his student deferment, and VOLUNTEERED to join the Marines, (unlike George Bush, Dick Cheney, or Bill Clinton). He was decorated for his service performed in providing medical care as a cardiopulmonary technician at the bedside of President Lyndon Johnson during heart surgery.


When the Pastor completed his tour with the Marines, he returned to an America in which black people were treated much less than equal. Their hero, JFK, was SHOT DOWN. Martin Luther King, who marched for their rights and was their spiritual leader, was SHOT DOWN. Bobby Kennedy a strong supporter of equal rights for all, was SHOT DOWN. There were riots in the streets and blacks were being attacked with fire hoses in the South, and killed in Vietnam, both on tv with your dinner.

Like Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Muhammad Ali, and others, the Pastor was outraged at this injustice and became part of a generation of "angry black men", and justifiably so. But, did he turn his anger to violence? NO!

He established a church that assisted the homeless, AIDS victims, seniors, veterans and the poor of society. He was not only a hero in military life, he was a hero at home. This man met and befriended Barack Obama and spoke to him as a father would to a son, addressing many of his questions and concerns, and leading him to the church and Jesus. He baptized him, officiated at his marriage, baptized his children, and was a source of stability and wisdom to he and his wife and children. Now America (or is it the American media) is insisting that Obama renounce and disassociate himself from the man who filled a role as father figure during the most vulnerable period in his life. I applaud Senator Obama for his loyalty and courage.


Didn't we divide enough black families during slavery. Must we continue to tell them what they can say, with whom they can associate, and how they MUST BEHAVE?


A TYPICAL FOX INTERVIEW DAMNING OBAMA

Please view this video as an example of the kind of "fair and balanced" RACISM that Barack Obama has had to endure during this campaign. Frankly, this one is hard to watch. It is blatantly disgusting.




Finally, watch how this FOX NEWS reporter berates a Catholic priest and friend of Reverend Wright:



Stop it America. Stop it Media. Stop it Hillary and Bill Clinton. Stop it Old Dude.

Have you ALL no shame???




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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Who is Barack Obama?

BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS





A More Perfect Union



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Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Young Man and His Marine Hero


FROM A HERO TO A DEMON


His father left the family at age 2. He was raised without a father and the next and ONLY time he saw him, at age 10, Dad gave him a basketball. He loved that basketball and took it everywhere with him. In high school, his ability with it gave him esteem. Extremely brilliant, and with outstanding verbal skills, he worked his way through college and into law school.

However, there was always something missing in his life. Then, one day, he met a very successful man, also black, whom he looked up to. This man had been a university student, and a great admirer of John F. Kennedy. When JFK said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country", this patriotic young man gave up his deferment, and VOLUNTEERED to join the Marines, (unlike George Bush, Dick Cheney, or Bill Clinton). He was decorated for his service performed in providing medical care as a cardiopulmonary technician at the bedside of President Lyndon Johnson during heart surgery.

This man spoke to him as a father would to a son, addressed many of his questions and concerns, and led him to the church and Jesus. He baptized him, officiated at his marriage, baptized his children, and was a source of stability and wisdom to he and his wife and children.

Unfortunately, the world is not perfect. Forty plus years ago, when the Pastor completed his tour with the Marines, he returned to an America in which black people were treated much less than equal. Their hero, JFK, was SHOT DOWN. Martin Luther King, who marched for their rights and was their spiritual leader, was SHOT DOWN. Bobby Kennedy a strong supporter of equal rights for all, was SHOT DOWN. There were riots in the streets and blacks were being attacked with fire hoses in the South, and killed in Vietnam, both on tv with your dinner.

Like Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Muhammad Ali, and others, the Pastor was outraged at this injustice and became part of a generation of "angry black men", and justifiably so. But, did he turn his anger to violence? NO!

He established a church that assisted the homeless, AIDS victims, seniors, veterans and the poor of society. He was not only a hero in military life, he was a hero at home.

Unfortunately, a few of the things he said were and are not consistent with this writer's feelings, nor that of the young man of whom we are writing. By now, you know his name is Barack Obama and the Pastor is Reverend Wright.

The main source of the Reverend's criticism is his statement that the AIDS virus was developed by the U.S. Government to kill blacks. Did he make this up? Where did he get this idea. A little research turned up this information. I Googled "AIDS started by US Government" and got 496,000 pages in English, so he isn't the only one who has this opinion. Here is just one of hundreds I have found:

Did the US Government Develop the AIDS Virus?

The following is a complete verbatim transcription from a recent broadcast of "Network 23", a program shown on a local Los Angeles Public Access Cable Channel.

FULL TRANSCRIPTION FROM NETWORK 23:

Good evening, I'm Michel Kassett. This is Network 23. A couple of weeks ago we had a program on the subject of AIDS, addressing the question of whether AIDS -- the AIDS virus -- was created by the government; and I'm sure that some people were quite shocked by what they heard. We spent that entire program relating to you the evidence of a very substantial amount of factual evidence which supports the proposition that AIDS is a synthetic biological agent that was deliberately engineered by the US government as an instrument of depopulation. This is by far the most controversial and dangerous subject that we have ever addressed on this program, so I would like to review briefly the major points -- the most significant pieces of evidence -- that I presented two weeks ago.

The first point was that in the early 1970's, Henry Kissinger wrote a top secret document -- a National Security Memorandum ("NSM 200") -- in which he indicated that "depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World." This Memorandum which can be obtained from the US National Archives, which was only declassified very quietly in 1990, was adopted by the National Security Council as official US foreign policy towards the Third World. Now, this is a classic example of the "secret government" in action, because of none of this was known to the Congress, and certainly, it was not known to the American people. Did any of you know that depopulation was considered a matter of US national security? Did any of you know that for the past 20 years, depopulation has been the highest long-range priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World? No you didn't, because it was classified -- it was a secret.

There is active debate on this issue internationally, including newspaper and magazine articles, several lawsuits, etc. I know it sounds outrageous to many, but not to black people who were familiar with the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment. Between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, mostly illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for “bad blood,” their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis. The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphilis—which can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death. “As I see it,” one of the doctors involved explained, “we have no further interest in these patients until they die.” TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT

"The United States government did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong. It was an outrage to our commitment to integrity and equality for all our citizens... clearly racist."

—President Clinton's apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment to the eight remaining survivors, May 16, 1997


Reverend Wright had and has every reason to believe that the U.S. Government is to blame. The media-fed attacks on Barack Obama because his Pastor, a dedicated leader of 8,000, and a decorated Marine veteran, speaks his mind on a subject he has every right to discuss, are typical of a media that is trying to influence this primary race. He earned it. Forty years after the death of Martin Luther King, is this STILL the way black people are abused in America, both in politics and the press?



We are told that unless Barack Obama renounces his pastor he is not qualified to be President. Obama earlier referred to Wright as the "crazy uncle" that says wild things but you still love him. Obama never really knew his father and it was Rev. Wright who provided the fatherly guidance that led him to Christianity. Does America really want to break up another black family? Isn't that what we did to virtually every black family that came here? It was called slavery. Their treatment was a form of genocide. Let's stop this racism NOW. A white candidate would not be treated this way, and, many forget that Obama is 1/2 white.

I, as a white man, APPLAUD Senator Obama for his courage and his loyalty. The attacks of Hillary Clinton (who also mentioned the name "Farrakhan" during the recent debate even though her loyal supporter, Governor Rendell, has praised him) to besmirch Obama, MUST STOP.

STOP THE CHARACTER ASSASSINATION OF BARACK OBAMA!

IT IS RACIST!




Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pennsylvania: Hillary's Last Gasp


Wading Hip-Deep Through the Clinton/Media Spin

Hillary Clinton scratched and clawed her way to an 8.6% victory in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary contest. This was far short of the 28 point advantage she held in the Quinnipiac poll just a few short months ago, and despite her "kitchen sink" strategy where she attacked Obama as being unqualified, unpatriotic, and possessing dangerous friends.

To watch and listen to the so-called pundits on television last night, it was nauseating to see Chris Matthews kiss the butt of Howard Wolfson, Clinton's chief spinmaster as he tried to portray this expected win in the "Perfect State" for Clinton into somehow meaning that Obama can't close the deal. Close the deal? Hillary started out with $100 million and a huge advantage over all rivals just a short time ago. This rookie from Illinois has outwitted, outsmarted, outplayed, outmanaged, and out-financed the great Clinton machine and its 20-year history.

Wolf Blitzer, Pat Buchanan, Joe Scarborough, David Gregory and the rest of the media shills for Hillary have been so partial to date, it is a sad commentary on our supposed "liberal" media. What are the real facts?

Hillary picked up 15 delegates on Obama last night. That is the ONLY criteria in this race -- PLEDGED DELEGATES, not popular vote, not largest states, not electoral votes. This is a contest with rules and whoever gets to 2025 delegates first, WINS.

The pledged delegate totals are now: Obama - 1,479; Hillary - 1,328. (Obama by 151)
The Super Delegate totals are now: Obama - 234; Hillary - 258. (Hillary by 24)

TOTAL DELEGATES: Obama - 1,713 Hillary - 1,586 (Obama leads by 127 delegates)

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Coming Up:

(for all projections, we use http://realclearpolitics.com)

May 3 - Guam (4 delegates) Each will win 2 delegates.

May 6 - North Carolina (115 delegates) Obama leads by 15% in an average of all major polls. Assuming a 12 point victory for Obama, he will win the delgates by 65-50 (Obama +15)

May 6 - Indiana (72 delegates) Obama leads by 5% in both recent polls, but the results are skewed by a SurveyUSA Poll which shows Clinton leading by 16%. The average favors Clinton by 2.2% so we will give her a 4% victory in Indiana, although we expect an Obama victory in this state. Delegate count: Clinton - 37; Obama- 35. (Clinton +2)

SUBTOTALS: Obama - 1,815; Clinton - 1,675 (Obama now leads by 140 delegates)

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Remaining States

That leaves six more contests:
  • West Virginia on 5/13 (28 delegates);
  • Kentucky (51 delegates) and Oregon (52 delegates) on 5/20;
  • Puerto Rico on 6/1 (55 delegates)"
  • Montana (16 delegates) and South Dakota (15 delegates) on 6/3.
Clinton is favored in West Virginia, Kentucky and Puerto Rico;
Obama is favored in Oregon, Montana and South Dakota.

Total Delegates from these 6 contests: 215.

Let's split them 50/50 and see what we have:

TOTAL DELEGATES:
Obama - 1,922; Clinton - 1,783.


Obama needs only 102 of the remaining 300+ super delegates to surpass the 2024 mark and become the party nominee. Those are the mathematical facts. Hillary Clinton has virtually NO CHANCE of becoming the party's nominee if the rules are followed. NONE. This video explains it best:









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Monday, April 21, 2008

Vicious Media Attacks on Obama Exposed

FAIR AND BALANCED?
NOT A CHANCE


from bravenewfilms

Is this the kind of treatment a legitimate Presidential candidate receives because he is half-black? Judge for yourself.

FOX's objective is clear: carpet bomb Barack Obama with negative stories, distortions, and smears before the Pennsylvania primary in an attempt to skew the outcome toward the Republicans' preferred adversary, Hillary Clinton. But did FOX imagine that the "liberal" media would be such willing accomplices?

Check out our latest episode of the gameshow sensation that's sweeping the nation — THE FOX IS WRONG: OBAMA! Play along as FOX guests and personalities distort and misrepresent the statements of Obama and those around him, only to have that pesky "liberal" media pick up the smears and keep on running! For the finale, watch in wonder and amazement as ABC's George Stephanopoulos allows Sean Hannity to actually spoon-feed him a question on Hannity's radio show, then parrots it almost word-for-word a day later during ABC's infamous Democratic debate in Pennsylvania!

For an added bonus, check out our last video to see what nine minutes of FOX on Obama looks like (don't worry, the video is just 54 seconds). There you can get a small taste of FOX's strategy to saturate their viewers with as many negative Obama stories as a cable line can carry — FOX spews more Obama smears in nine minutes than most networks deliver all day! And remember, this is just a summary of NINE MINUTES on FOX — there are 1,440 minutes every day...






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Sunday, April 20, 2008

How Hillary Clinton Can Still Win!

Can Hillary Still Win? Is Obama's Claim that She Has No Chance True?

A careful mathematical analysis is provided in this video that shows just how she can do it -- OR NOT! This, my friends, is a FAIRY TALE.





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Friday, April 18, 2008

A Plea to Howard Dean & Super Delegates!


In 1968, as a young Democrat getting back into politics less than five years after the MURDER of our beloved President, John F Kennedy, I was priviliged to shake the hand of Bobby Kennedy, the day before he won the California primary -- and was MURDERED. That, and the MURDER of Martin Luther King destroyed a movement, and the hopes and dreams of millions of young Americans who valued peace over war, and love and sharing over greed and corruption.

Now, forty years later, and after the most destructive administration in history, along comes the most inspirational and uplifting political candidate since Bobby, and he is subjected to smears, attacks, innuendo, slurs, you name it, from flag pins (funny, I never see any news anchor wearing one, nor have I seen one on Hillary or McCain) -- to his pastor (a decorated Marine), to people he knows, etc., while at the same time, Clinton and the media report that he is being given a free ride. Here is an example of the kind of "fair and balanced" reporting Obama and his supporters face. Warning! This is uncomfortable to watch.




I just watched Hillary demeaning Obama saying, "if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen" and saying she is tougher. She JUST DOESN'T GET IT! What Obama is saying is that the people are fed up with negative campaigning, and Hillary plays right into it by saying this is the way politics is done. The fact is she is saying just what the people of America DON'T WANT TO HEAR. Now, as a result of her embellishment of her Bosnia experience, which she described as a "misspeak", but my parents taught me was called LYING, especially when told at least three times on different days in exquisite detail, she has become a Toy Soldier.

An ABC/Washington Post poll shows that only 39% of the American people TRUST her. That means 61% do not. That's right, 61% of the American people do not find Hillary Clinton to be trustworthy. That means she is NOT ELECTABLE. Here is why:



And, finally, she has attacked the "activist base" of the Democratic Party during a private fundraiser for her campaign, according to the Huffington Post.

"We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party," said Clinton, heard on an audio clip at Huffington. "MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. They are very driven by their view of our positions, and it's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."

Not only do 61% of the American people not trust her, she has just isolated an organization that was established and named to help her husband during his impeachment fiasco. MoveOn is made up of 3.2 million reliable voters and volunteers that she is apparently willing to discard who will be an important part of any winning Democratic coalition in the coming election. This makes her even more UNELECTABLE.

Howard! Super Delegates! Hello! It's time to put an end to this debacle, to put Hillary out to pasture, and to treat Sen. Obama with the respect and dignity deserving of our party's nominee and next President. Hillary Clinton has damaged the Democratic Party and our chances for victory in November. Her coziness with John McCentury is more than troubling. She has not been loyal to the Democratic Party -- only to herself.

I haven't waited 40 years to have a bunch of faceless big shots deny not only my dream, but the dreams of many baby boomers who have waited patiently for a man like Obama to come along. Millions of Americans are waiting with anticipation and hope for Change We Can Believe In, and Obama is the man who can deliver that change. Here is a man that Americans can relate to who can provide motivation, inspiration and leadership.



Now is the time to for the Super Delegates to step up and be counted, demonstrate leadership, and declare Barack Obama the nominee. Come down from your ivory towers, folks, and join us in a movement to take back America for the benefit of ALL of its people. DO IT NOW! This is the most important election of our lifetime.

HILLARY CAN'T WIN - DO THE MATH



Obama Spoke to 35,000 Adoring Supporters in Philadelphia on April 18, 2008






Catholic Priest: The Truth About Reverend Wright

FOX News, which circulated the 30-second sound bite of a few statements made by Reverend Wright, interviews a Catholic priest about the reverend and their "fair and balanced" reporter gets an earful. Please take note of the tone of the FOX reporter and the questions he poses to the priest. Is this news reporting or news manipulation? Watch the video. It's an eye-opener.




A Reminder WHY We NEED Obama

Here is a little reminder from Keith Olbermann of MSNBC as to why we need Barack Obama:

This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast April 16, 2008.




FULL TRANSCRIPT AT MSNBC'S WEBSITE

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Obama Responds to "Debate" Attacks

Barack Obama, showing humor and wit, responds to the inquisition he faced last night in the so-called "debate", a travesty conducted by Charlie "Save my capital gains taxes" Gibson, and George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton staff member. Watch and enjoy Obama's classic reply:


Obama Survives ABC Interrogation (Lynching)


ABC "Debate" A Travesty

At the so-called ABC Debate, Barack Obama withstood a wholesale barrage of "personal attack' questions that have nothing to do with the issues facing Americans. Attack dogs Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos (a former Clinton staff member) turned in embarrassing performances as they repeatedly berated Obama about his "bitter" comment and his relationship with every known radical he ever met over the past 40 years. It was one of the most partisan displays in a supposedly neutral arena that this writer has ever seen and even made FOX News look more "fair and balanced".

Couple their obvious disdain for Obama with frequent commercials and repeated shots of Chelsea Clinton and other Clinton supporters, and it was a truly embarrassing moment for our network media. This debate was mishandled and obviously slanted. Compared with the work of Brian Williams and Tim Russert of NBC, this disgraceful performance by two lightweight network hitmen, was amateurish and an insult to the American people as well as ABC itself.

Obama correctly complained about the campaign being bogged down in media-driven bits of gossip and obsessiveness over any misstatement a candidate makes. The tactic has been to "take one statement and beat it to death," Obama observed.

These two ABC News Clinton shills have no clue as to what issues resonate with Americans. It is NOT lapel pins! It is NOT a reformed terrorist who is now a distinguished professor and whose acts occurred when Obama was 8 years old! It is NOT whether Barack is more patriotic than his retired pastor! Hell no! We care about the economy. We care about homes going into foreclosure, we care about healthcare, we care about the War in Iraq, and we care about a free and independent press that reports the news and doesn't try to manipulate it. We care about fair trade agreements and whether or not a candidate will actually work to ensure that our jobs are secure and don't get outsourced.

The one positive observation we can take from this fraud dressed up as a debate was this. Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically that Barack Obama can win the White House, in direct contradiction to her repeated efforts to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination by insisting that he would lead the party to defeat.

"Yes, yes, yes," she said when pressed about Obama's electability and ability to defeat John McCain during a campaign debate six days before the Pennsylvania primary.

WHO WON THE "DEBATE"?

DRUDGE POLL
WHO WON THE DEM DEBATE IN PA?...

HILLARY CLINTON

41% 49,286
BARACK OBAMA

59% 70,001

Total Votes: 119,287



ABC NEWS POLL
Who won the Democratic debate?

Sen. Barack Obama
28,838
Sen. Hillary Clinton
10,454
It was a tie
3,455
Total Vote: 42,747


CBS NEWS POLL
Who won the Democratic debate in Philadelphia Wednesday night?

Hillary Clinton:
21.25%
Barack Obama :
78.75%


MSNBC NEWS POLL
Who won the debate?
* 70653 responses
Hillary Clinton won.
28%
Barack Obama won.
53%
Neither won
19%


Judging from these results, it looks like the ambush failed miserably.

From NBC's Mark Murray
A statement from Obama campaign manager David Plouffe: “Tonight we saw a real choice between the old politics of point-scoring and distraction and a politics that focuses on bringing us together to actually solve the challenges we talk about every single election. Continuing the theme of her campaign, Senator Clinton used every single opportunity she had to launch misleading attack after misleading attack against Barack Obama, which is why polls show that most Americans think she’s running the most negative campaign and don’t believe she’s trustworthy. Barack Obama spoke about the issues that actually matter in people’s lives, like how he plans to end the war in Iraq, cut middle-class taxes, help people stay in their homes, and provide a secure retirement for our seniors. That’s why more Americans are putting their trust in Barack Obama to bring about the change we need in Washington."


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Barack Obama on Politics and Basketball

HBO Sports - Bryant Gumbel interviews Barack Obama on politics and basketball; complete with coverage of an informal game on the campaign trail.

Baracky the Movie - a Hit in Pennsylvania

This wins the Candid Blogger Award for the Most Creative Ad:

The Fall of the Clinton Candidacy

In a recent poll on one of my websites, I asked if America truly wanted an honest president and who, between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did the voter consider the most honest. The results were stunning. Obama 95.8%; Clinton 4.2%!

Presenting the newest production from The Jed Report -- Bosnia and Back Again, the story of Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. AMERICAblog declares it is "the most spectacular display of sniper fire since Tuzla." Senator Clinton plays herself in a performance The Field calls "a paid political ad for John McCain." Watch the trailer now:




Mrs. Clinton's efforts to attack Obama as an "elitist" have backfired and polls suggest that she is losing her traction in Pennsylvania and Indiana, and is now 11% behind Obama in Gallup's most recent National poll. The end is near.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How Republicans Disenfranchise Black Voters

This clip from American Blackout shows how Choicepoint, creator of the felon list, disinfranchised thousands of black voters of Florida during the 2000 election. This is the reason many say Al Gore actually won the election.



Read Steven Rosenfeld's article exposing this Republican tactic of disenfranchising voters.

FOX Promoting War with Iran

Here they go again:



In my opinion, the FOX "News" Network is no different than the old Soviet TASS News Agency, promoting the Bush administration quest for war once again. Had it not been for FOX's manic support of war with Iraq and its influence on other news networks, we may not have had the blind support of Democrats signing the authorization bill, and cooler heads may have prevailed. However, FOX did cheerlead for the War in Iraq, and supposed antiwar Senators like Hillary Clinton, blindly voiced their support and voted along with "President" Bush.



Robert Greenwald's new video exposes how Rupert Murdoch's FOX is beating the drums of war with Iran like it did before the Iraq war--using the same images and Bush talking points. Sign the open letter urging other TV stations to ask tough questions and not follow FOX's lead on Iran.

AN OPEN LETTER:

Dear ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN,

"My station was intimidated by the administration and its foot soldiers at FOX News."

That is CNN's Christiane Amanpour explaining why the major television networks failed to properly scrutinize the Bush Administration's claims before the Iraq war, choosing instead to follow FOX's lead in beating the drums of war.

Now, FOX is beating the drums of war with Iran. In 2003, FOX said "Al Qaeda is in Baghdad" and evidence of WMDs was "irrefutable." In 2007, they suggest Iran "is forging ties with Al Qaeda" and the evidence against Iran is "unequivocal."

FOX is a propaganda machine. But as a real news station, you have a sacred responsibility to dig to the bottom of stories and report the truth to the American people. Please don’t repeat the mistakes of the past by blindly following FOX down the road to war.

Sign this letter to STOP FOX's March to War with Iran.



A Guide to Understanding Washington Lobbyists

Barack Obama has created an interesting Guide to Understanding Washington Lobbyists. There is no dialogue, just some nice music as the effects of lobbyists on the American people are described. Excellent feature.

Monday, April 14, 2008

She Has Done That Before! How Often?


While on the campaign stump trying to impress low income rural Pennsylvanians that she, Hillary Clinton, the $109 Million Dollar Woman (only twice as old as Jamie Somers), knows what it's like to feel their pain! Come on, Hillary, your hubby already tried that one.



In fact, Hillary, let's be fair. Let's examine statements made by Bill Clinton on the same topic -- uttered while he was running for president in 1991:

"The reason (George H. W. Bush's tactic) works so well now is that you have all these economically insecure white people who are scared to death," Clinton was quoted saying by the Los Angeles Times in September 1991.


A couple months later, Joe Klein, writing for the Sunday Times, reported that Bill Clinton made the following remarks:

"You know, he [Bush] wants to divide us over race. I'm from the South. I understand this. This quota deal they're gonna pull in the next election is the same old scam they've been pulling on us for decade after decade after decade. When their economic policies fail, when the country's coming apart rather than coming together, what do they do? They find the most economically insecure white men and scare the living daylights out of them. They know if they can keep us looking at each other across a racial divide, if I can look at Bobby Rush and think, Bobby wants my job, my promotion, then neither of us can look at George Bush and say, 'What happened to everybody's job? What happened to everybody's income? What ... have ... you ... done ... to ... our ... country?'"


Now, as I watch pathetic Lou Dobbs and Casper Milquetoast, closet reactionary David Gregory on the Clinton News Network and MSNBC (look at our lone liberal, Olbermann -- aren't we progressive!), they are accusing Obama of being a racist. Football Head Scarborough is talking about how all this evidence is piling up and Gregory, who suffers from delusions of adequacy, is now quoting Kristol! The media is TRYING TO CONTROL THIS ELECTION BY CREATING A HUGE STIR AGAINST OBAMA THAT DOES NOT EXIST! Gregory is a lowlife who does not deserve to have a lead role on any channel. He is O'Reilly on MSNBC.

Rachel Maddow, their resident liberal guest, now is speaking up and saying that this is a non-issue that will only interest the voters if the media continues to press it.

So, as the media continues to hit Obama on his choice of words and is now calling him a racist and worse, let's hit back. Did you see Hillary Clinton put down that beer followed by a whisky chaser? She obviously had played that game before. How often and when? Does she drink? How often and what? The American people deserve to know! We don't need a 60-year old post-menopausal closet drinker in the White House -- we already have one!


Barack Obama Strikes Back - "Shame on Her"

Barack addresses the United Steelworkers Union in Steelton, regarding Hillary Clinton's recent disingenuous remarks about him, and old John McCain's statement that Obama is "out of touch".



Hillary Clinton, an ardent gun control advocate has become Annie Oakley to appeal to Pennsylvania voters.



After a weekend spent making direct appeals to gun owners and church goers, Hillary Clinton said Sunday a query about the last time she fired a gun or attended church services "is not a relevant question in this debate” over Barack Obama’s recent comments on small town Americans.

We can answer that some other time,” Clinton said at a press conference held in a working class neighborhood here. “This is about what people feel is being said about them. I went to church on Easter. I mean, so?

The Media Strikes Back -- "Hillary Distorting What Obama Said"


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bill Clinton's Comments Echo Obama's

source: Nico Pitney at the Huffington Post

Bill Clinton's Flashback:

"All these Economically Insecure White People . . .
are Scared to Death"

As the Clinton-created stir continues over Barack Obama's comments about economically-depressed small town voters, statements made by Bill Clinton on the same topic -- uttered while he was running for president in 1991 -- have now surfaced.

"The reason (George H. W. Bush's tactic) works so well now is that you have all these economically insecure white people who are scared to death," Clinton was quoted saying by the Los Angeles Times in September 1991.

A couple months later, Joe Klein, writing for the Sunday Times, reported that Clinton made the following remarks:

"You know, he [Bush] wants to divide us over race. I'm from the South. I understand this. This quota deal they're gonna pull in the next election is the same old scam they've been pulling on us for decade after decade after decade. When their economic policies fail, when the country's coming apart rather than coming together, what do they do? They find the most economically insecure white men and scare the living daylights out of them. They know if they can keep us looking at each other across a racial divide, if I can look at Bobby Rush and think, Bobby wants my job, my promotion, then neither of us can look at George Bush and say, 'What happened to everybody's job? What happened to everybody's income? What ... have ... you ... done ... to ... our ... country?'"

For comparison's sake, here is Obama's statement, reported by Mayhill Fowler for Huffington Post's OffTheBus:

"Here's how it is: in a lot of these communities in big industrial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, people have been beaten down so long, and they feel so betrayed by government, and when they hear a pitch that is premised on not being cynical about government, then a part of them just doesn't buy it. And when it's delivered by -- it's true that when it's delivered by a 46-year-old black man named Barack Obama (laugher), then that adds another layer of skepticism (laughter). [...]

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence of that in their daily lives. 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 somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Obama Speaks Out on Rural America

In my previous post, I addressed the accusations of Hillary Clinton and John McCain that Barack Obama is an elitist who does not understand the lives of rural Americans. Here is an interview in 2004 where Barack Obama directly addresses these issues:

Saturday, April 12, 2008

McCain and Hillary Attack on Obama Flops

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Bitter Truth

Hillary Clinton and John McCain are trying to make hay out of Obama's comment that people who are struggling financially in Pennsylvania might be bitter.

But the CNN pundits didn't let them get away with it.





UPDATE: Folks, sorry, but I'm not much of a TV watcher. Evidently, CNN started out the day with this balanced reporting, but then later figured out there's more ratings to be had with Obama-bashing, and is now engaged in Fox News-style nonstop "Obama Hates Small Town America" type reporting.

Here's Obama's response to the Clinton/McCain attacks at a speech in Indiana:




Well, Sen. Obama slaps them both down with his just-issued response to it all:

...I made this statement -- so, here's what rich. Senator Clinton says 'No, I don't think that people are bitter in Pennsylvania. You know, I think Barack's being condescending.' John McCain says, 'Oh, how could he say that? How could he say people are bitter? You know, he's obviously out of touch with people.'

Out of touch? Out of touch? I mean, John McCain -- it took him three tries to finally figure out that the home foreclosure crisis was a problem and to come up with a plan for it, and he's saying I'm out of touch? Senator Clinton voted for a credit card-sponsored bankruptcy bill that made it harder for people to get out of debt after taking money from the financial services companies, and she says I'm out of touch? No, I'm in touch. I know exactly what's going on. I know what's going on in Pennsylvania. I know what's going on in Indiana. I know what's going on in Illinois. People are fed-up. They're angry and they're frustrated and they're bitter. And they want to see a change in Washington and that's why I'm running for President of the United States of America.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Portrait of a Pathological Liar


WHY AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE A CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Hillary Clinton was caught in a "misspeak", known to Americans as a blatant lie, when she embellished her experience in Bosnia in a grandiose manner on four separate occasions and got caught.

Here is what Bill Clinton claimed today:
"And, you know. I got tickled the other day. A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me. But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995. Did y'all see all that? Oh, they blew it up."





That's a lie, Bill.

Hillary actually "misspoke" four times over four months. Then the campaign had their surrogates and press staff fan out in order to defend Hillary's lie as the truth. Now many members of the Clinton campaign have claimed that Hillary simply misspoke "once." It's a flat-out lie. They know it's a lie. But they seem to think that you're so stupid, you won't notice. Amazing. And what is he talking about "late at night"? When was Hillary talking about Bosnia "late at night?" Now we're not just lying, but getting into some real detailed lies. (Also, Bill is admitting that Hillary isn't really on her game "late at night." Does 3am count as "late at night"?)



Lie #1

DECEMBER 29: Clinton said that When She Went To Bosnia, "We Landed In One Of Those Corkscrew Landings And Ran Out Because They Said There Might Be Sniper Fire." Clinton, in Dubuque, Iowa on December 29, 2007, said "I was so honored to be able to travel around the world representing our country. You know, going to places that often times were, you know, not necessarily a place that a president could go. We used to say in the White House that if a place was too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the first lady. So, I had the time of my life. I was the first, you know, high- profile American to go into Bosnia after the peace accords were signed because we wanted to show that the United States was 100 percent behind the agreement. We wanted to make it clear to the Bosnians of all backgrounds. Plus we wanted to thank our American military and our allies for a great job. So, we landed in one of those corkscrew landings and ran out because they said there might be sniper fire. I don't remember anybody offering me tea on the tarmac. We got there and went to the base where our soldiers were and I went out to a lot of the forward operating bases to thank our young men and women in uniform and to thank the Europeans, including the Russians who were part of that effort." [CNN, 1/1/08]


Lie #2

FEBRUARY 29: Clinton Said That The Welcoming Ceremony In Bosnia "Had To Be Moved Inside Because Of Sniper Fire." At the rally, she belittled the idea that Mr. Obama's 2002 speech 'at an antiwar rally' prepared him to serve as commander in chief. She said he was 'missing in action' on the recent Senate vote on Iran and as chairman of a subcommittee responsible for NATO policy in Afghanistan. Contrasting that with her own experience, she evoked foreign battlefields, recalling a trip to Bosnia as first lady, when the welcoming ceremony 'had to be moved inside because of sniper fire.' She said she had traveled to more than 80 countries and was 'on the front lines' as the United States made peace in Bosnia and Northern Ireland and helped save refugees from ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. [NYT, 3/1/08]


Lie #3

MARCH 17: Clinton, Speaking About Her Trip To Bosnia, Said "I Remember Landing Under Sniper Fire. There Was Supposed To Be Some Kind Of A Greeting Ceremony At The Airport, But Instead We Just Ran With Our Heads Down To Get Into Vehicles To Get To Our Base." Clinton: "Good morning. I want to thank Secretary West for his years of service, not only as Secretary of the Army, but also to the Veteran's Administration, to our men and women in uniform, to our country. I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia, and as Togo said, there was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn't go, so send the First Lady. That's where we went. I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base. But it was a moment of great pride for me to visit our troops, not only in our main base as Tuzla, but also at two outposts where they were serving in so many capacities to deactivate and remove landmines, to hunt and seek out those who had not complied with the Dayton Accords and put down their arms, and to build relationships with the people that might lead to a peace for them and their children." [Clinton speech (remarks as delivered), 3/17/08]


Lie #4

MARCH 17: Clinton That They Came In "In An Evasive Maneuver… There Was No Greeting Ceremony, And We Basically Were Told To Run To Our Cars. Now, That Is What Happened." Just after the speech, Clinton reaffirmed the account of running from the plane to the cars when she was asked about it during a news conference. She said was moved into the cockpit of the C-17 cargo plane as they were flying into Tuzla Air Base. 'Everyone else was told to sit on their bulletproof vests,' Clinton said. 'And we came in, in an evasive maneuver. ... There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened.'" [AP, 3/25/08]


For those who required video evidence of these lies, enjoy the video:




Comment: We are at a time in our history when we have suffered through seven years of the worst presidency in modern American history. We have a president that lied to the American people 953 times according to official records in order to lead us into a war designed to provide billions of dollars to his cronies. American is in a state of serious decline, economically and internationally, as our reputation abroad is the worst it has been in our history thanks to George W. Bush. We don't need Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton!
Wake up America:

WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER LIAR IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HILLARY WILL SAY ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED.

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