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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big Tobacco Supporter, Barack Obama?

Unless Barack Obama is growing his own tobacco, then rolling it, he supports Big Tobacco. In his case, Marlboro.

Unable to quit, Obama's addiction plays counter to his healthy image. While support of the American tobacco industry will hardly impact Obama's chance, as his voters, including the ones Hillary Clinton told to vote for him, aren't ooking at this issue. John McCain would likely also find it not impacting him.

Too bad. Big tobacco needs to be a national issue, right there with the abortion industry and capital punishment.

"And [Obama's] team works overtime trying to hide Obama's dirty little secret. He is -- get this -- a cigarette smoker. The point is: What else do we not know about Barack Obama?" Despite Gibson's claim that Obama's smoking is "a dirty little secret," Obama told the Chicago Tribune in December 2005 that his smoking is "an ongoing battle," and his cigarette use was, in fact, known during his 2004 Senate campaign, when his wife told the Chicago Sun-Times that he smokes "about three Marlboros a day."

Hillary Clinton's Best Speech

I have written my share of speeches. Yesterday's speech by Hillary Clinton was the best I have ever heard her give. The content was perfect: a balance of transfering power to Barack Obama mixed with Carl Sandburg-style patriotism. She sharply avoided specifics -- John McCain himself could have said much of it (minus a few digs at Republicans, of course).

Her poise was perfect, as was her delivery, staying away from the staggered phrasings that marked her own faled campaign. She dressed in a bright orange jumpsuit, good look for many late middle aged women, hitting the skin tones nicely in the bright DNC convention all lights.

She avoided mentioning the wealth of John McCain, knowing both she and Bill, as well as Obama, are about as well-heeled as it gets. Instead, she talked about unions.

One surprising thing was way she dissed Joe Biden's wife by indicating she would only have a minor support role.

All of those things she said in her campaign, like how little we know about Barack Obama, she apparently never meant.

Start here:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Democratic National Convention - Official Site of the 2008 Convention in Denver

Democratic National Convention - Official Site of the 2008 Convention in Denver
Official site with volunteer details, the convention history, how to attend, press coverage, a weblog, and multimedia. August 25-28, 2008.

No surprises expected. Hillary hopes for cheers. Obama will say she ran a hard campaign, and thanks he for her support, and Joe Biden will be lauded as the great white hope against John McCain.

Obama Supporter Compares McCain to Hitler (not just any supporter)

John McCain compared Barack Obama to fellow celebrity Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton makes fun of this, claims she's now in the election.

Another celebrity goes a different route, and compares John McCain to Adolf Hitler. Hitler, of course, made his name infamous by slaughtering six million Jews during WWII.

The Anti-Defamation League, which, in part, fights racism directed at Jews, is mad as hornets about this.

ADL Condemns Madonna's Use of Hitler in Concert Photo Montage

Their press release:
ADL Condemns Madonna's Use of Hitler in Concert Photo Montage

NEW YORK, Aug 25, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned as "inappropriate and offensive" the use by Madonna of an image of Hitler as part of a concert photo montage that also included photos of John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe. The images were projected on a screen as Madonna launched her world tour with a live concert in Cardiff, Wales.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, issued the following statement:

Comparisons to Hitler have no place in a music concert, or in the presidential campaign.

Whatever Madonna's political or personal views, it is outrageous to invoke Nazi imagery in the context of John McCain's candidacy or to make a comment on American political leadership.

It is inappropriate and offensive to compare any current or former world leaders with the man ultimately responsible for the death of six million Jews and the suffering of countless others during the Holocaust. Doing so trivializes the history of the Holocaust and is an insult to the memories of the victims and their families.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

SOURCE Anti-Defamation League

Monday, August 18, 2008

Barack Obama's Massive War Chest Not Enough to Shut Down John McCain

Barack Obama has more money. The media loves him. His speeches are as powerful as a TV evangelist's. He was leading the polls over John McCain by a massive margin.

Then, he goes before a church with McCaIN -- not a debate, but to answer questions that matter to churchgoers when it comes to voter. Was it his evasive replies on moral issues? Or, was it the news of Georgia being invaded by Russian troops, and what many believe was a weak response by Obama? Could it be that Hillary Clinton support is not jumping ship to jump on the Obama bandwagon?

What happened? Isn't this the easiest election for a Democrat to win? It is a slam dunk. George Bush hatred has never been stronger.

The Wall Street Journal thinks they know.

Friday, August 8, 2008

How One Man Gets Around: John Edwards Admits Cheating on His Wife

Remember John Edwards? He tried running for president based on his Hollywood good looks, only to be beaten by Barack "Mr. Hollywood" Obama himself. Obama, however, hires better men than Edwards hires women. Edwards hired those Catholic bashers, while when Obama's Muslim campaign coordinator was found to be in cahoots with a terrorist group, he had the good sense to get out.

Get out of here John Edwards. We don't need your kind around. If we need a politician to have an affair, we'll just get Jesse Jackson. He's already fathered a child out of wedlock.

Edwards admits to extramarital affair
(CNN) -- Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted to an extramarital affair in an interview with ABC News, the network reported Friday. He denied being the father of the woman's child, as had been alleged in tabloid reports.

Speaking to the network for a story to be aired Friday night, Edwards acknowledged the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter, which began after she was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign, ABC said.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paris Hilton Responds to John McCain Ad

Paris Hilton Responds to John McCain Ad

Barack Obama left silenced, having missed the opportunity to respond.

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