Roger Simon (The Other One): "Obama Won Over His Base... the American Media"

Heh. I'm reminded of how dreadfully out-of-touch our MSM Betters were during the Amnesty Debate. Every pro-amnesty politician they praised as heroic; every poll was spun as demonstrating an American enthusiasm for amnesty.

Just because you wish it to be does not make it so.

On this subject, Augean Stables has a lengthy but very interesting post about the lack of true self-criticism among demagogues like Wright, and how the endless scapegoating results, inevitably, in large amounts of suffering and failure for those unfortunate enough to be taken in by such charlatans of hatred and excuse-making.

Mark Steyn provides some Cliff's Notes to that and also wonders why it is that conservative politicians are forever asked embarrassing wedge-issue questions about evolution, whereas utterly bizarre conspiracy theories popular on the left side of the aisle like Trutherism and the CIA's concoction of AIDS as a genocidal weapon provoke so few questions.

And below the fold, Wright's noxious post-9/11 celebration of death in longer form. The poster claims that "FOX NEWS LIES!!11!!" and that the fuller version provides context which rescues his seditious praise for the worst mass murder in modern history. I rather disagree.

I don't expect you'll be swayed, either.

Thanks to CJ and someone.

And For Pennsylvanians! Today is the last day you can re-register as a Democrat to vote in fuck with the Democratic Primary.

Posted by: Ace at 01:34 PM



Comments

1 GIVE ME BACK MY BASE!!!!

Posted by: John "The Maverick" McCain at March 24, 2008 01:35 PM (hlYel)

2 Yeah, but he's wearing an african looking robe, so, it's cool.

Posted by: Judd at March 24, 2008 01:37 PM (BXHeE)

3 Obama, beloved by the main stream media? - Who knew?

Posted by: davis,br at March 24, 2008 01:48 PM (7QgFP)

4 My lib in-laws were up for the Easter weekend. The wife, of course, can't resist bringing up politics at family gatherings, and she was going on and on about Obama's speech, best speech since Gettysburg, etc.

Things got a little tense when I couldn't resist anymore.....my Rev. Wright impersonations didn't go over too well, I don't think.

Posted by: Dr. Remulak at March 24, 2008 01:55 PM (YmPwQ)

5 Obama, beloved fellated by the main stream media? - Who knew?

Fixed that for ya!

Posted by: XBradTC at March 24, 2008 01:56 PM (gbLjZ)

6 Umm, that was a defense of Rev.Wright? The whole quote is worse than the sound bite.

Posted by: Don Carne at March 24, 2008 01:57 PM (wSNS7)

7 Jeepers! I just wish the MSM would ask the Dims questions about basic economic concepts and their social policies.

That would show the American people just how insane/ignorant the average Dim politician is.

Posted by: Jimmy Olson at March 24, 2008 02:02 PM (CFR/S)

8 Why is Rush still touting crossover votes for Hillary? Obama is unelectable. He is radioactive poison. I can't wait for the general with this idiot and his ticking timebomb of a wife.

Posted by: Penn State Marine at March 24, 2008 02:06 PM (DFVTW)

9 Umm, that was a defense of Rev.Wright? The whole quote is worse than the sound bite.
Making a vague reference to a former Republican official who made a statement that in some way supports the underlying narrative renders all criticism moot, yo.
Racist.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 24, 2008 02:07 PM (rf03a)

10 Penn State-
Because if they keep after each other, they're going to burn up all their money and piss off the base in the process. The uglier that the Presidential run gets on the Dem side, the better the situation for Republican congressional candidates.
The other thing is- now that there's SWAG for Operation Chaos, he's got to push it and sell it.
By the way, a quick Semper Fi to you from a kid of several generations of squids...
tmi3rd

Posted by: tmi3rd at March 24, 2008 02:10 PM (j0gzJ)

11

I still want to punch that fucker in his head. Fuck him.

There's a move in Buzz 45, and that is I want to punch Reverend in the head who are fucking assholes. It SPOTLIGHTS the insanity of loudmouth lying cocksucking priests.

What's funny is that I have an associate who seems to always have his timing off a little. He claims he is a Libertarian and so forth, but not really.

He came out for Obama on the day this shit broke. And after he heard the speech by Barry, thinks even more highly of him.

I don't think he is that stupid, but I am not so sure sometimes, he's a typ lib poseur.

A white man! An ambassador!

How in the FUCK can the MSM ignore and rationalize this chump's rantings?

Posted by: Sir Rev. Dr. E Buzz Heinz-Miller-Heinz, Esq at March 24, 2008 02:12 PM (sf4Oe)

12 How in the FUCK can the MSM ignore and rationalize this chump's rantings?
They're professionals, don't try this at home.

Posted by: Veeshir at March 24, 2008 02:17 PM (zXUuJ)

13 if they keep after each other...
Good point. I forgot that. I does give a bit more reason for a brokered convention. That man cannot win. That's her biggest argument.
Can you imagine if even Obama comes to that conclusion by the convention and barters the nomination for something huge in return? The insane base will start calling him Tom Obama. Ooh, how 'bout Barack O-Tom-a.
This whole thing is getting better than a cripple fight.

Posted by: Penn State Marine at March 24, 2008 02:27 PM (DFVTW)

14 The angrier Wright is the happier he is. This is the key to black rage. It's orgasmic. Wright & Co. aren't suffering, they're kvelling.

Posted by: ricpic at March 24, 2008 02:32 PM (o03rx)

15 State Pen
They're both unelectable. That's the beauty of it. Watching them smack each other repeatedly is just for our viewing pleasure.

Posted by: geb4000 at March 24, 2008 02:53 PM (a1oRP)

16 I wouldn't get too cocky over McCain vs. Hillary! just yet ... He's clearly moved into the position of favorite, but she at least can put up a fight. Obama has no chance whatsoever in the general now. So tactically from a pure election standpoint, Republicans should be rooting for Obama.
However, and to me this is much more important, Hillary defeating Obama in the primary means the 'Americans are too racist to support a black man' is off the table in the general. Instead it becomes, 'the Democrats are too racist to nominate a black man', which in a time frame greater than the current election, is awesome.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at March 24, 2008 03:10 PM (Tk5HT)

17 McCain desperately wants to be loved by the right people. And the right people are all on the left. His campaign, therefore, will consist of -- me too. The American People are gonna elect the me too guy president? Not bloody likely.

Posted by: ricpic at March 24, 2008 03:14 PM (o03rx)

18 Hillary! has the highest negatives ratings of any candidiate. Haven't polls shown that a majority of voters will not vote for her under any circumstances? That's before factoring all the blacks that won't show up to vote if she steals the nomination.

If you believe she's electable, just listen to her. I can't. My balls start retracting into my body for fear that they will be cut off whenever I hear her voice. I just can't imagine any men who still have balls intact voting for her.

Posted by: geb4000 at March 24, 2008 03:37 PM (a1oRP)

19 Alan Alda has already pledged his shriveled balls to Hillary, should she need them as backup.

Posted by: ricpic at March 24, 2008 03:45 PM (o03rx)

20 Agree with all that geb4000. I did say McCain was the clear favorite.
However, the MSM will be completely in the tank for Hillary! If she gets the nomination it will be like this whole Wright kerfuffle never existed. She'll still get a lot of the moderate female vote (a key constituency for any Dem) and will retain most of the black vote. Don't forget that she can roll out plenty of her own black preachers, like that Mack Daddy guy in harlem.
Finally, a lot ofdisgustedlibertarians/conservativeswho don't want to vote McCain will stay home vs. Hillary (me included). Obama has basically forced us to vote against him, however.
So, as I said, McCain has much more of a battle vs. Hillary than he does vs. Obama.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at March 24, 2008 03:51 PM (Tk5HT)

21 The last thing we want is for Hillary to be able to legitimately "make the case" that she should be the Democrat nominee. So she needs to lose some more primary's esp. big ones.

At this point in time, "Operation Chaos" should be supporting Obama.

Posted by: A Guy at March 24, 2008 09:22 PM (tyA9D)

22 As for the video: I'm swayed.

I now believe that Wright hates the US, loves terrorism, and was happy to see the 9/11 attacks.

Posted by: A Guy at March 24, 2008 09:24 PM (tyA9D)

23 Obama’s efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Cheney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Cheney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten’s of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON --
Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming Tax Fraud charges — Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --

OBAM YOU'RE NO JFK --

"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Beneath that Darth-Vader-Mace-Windu-Jedi-Me ssiah Helmet Hairdo of Michelle Obama lurks a Wildabeast. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. The Lexis-Nexis-Albatross-Abacus-Complex of Barack and Michelle's relationship with MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; is about as much of a Hoax as Oxfam volunteers believe in HIV-- AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed.
"God damn America" - Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama --
"God bless America" - Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton --
If Barack Obama had married Shaniqua instead of Michelle, his Jackenapes Collegial Elitism Attraction, black rage, and "GLORK" black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; would be taken a lot more seriously. Expectations are that Obama will manage his explosive MUSLIM JIHADI -- FATIMA EXTREMISM obsession bitter. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

THE SPEECH --

The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

MUSLIM LIES --

The ILLIGITIAMTE MUSLIM MESSIA has blundered yet again!!! The self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, lied about the politics of his campaign. The danger involved with this self-aggrandizing, -a-hoop, Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama is that -- "Like Father Like Son" Obama is constantly wanting to impress America with "...his incapacity for sound judgment." In 2005, Sen. Obama voted for the Dick Cheney energy bill, which Cheney wrote in secret with the oil industry. Hillary Clinton opposed Cheney's energy bill, has a plan to eliminate oil industry tax breaks, and would require oil companies to contribute to a $50 billion strategic energy fund to jump-start research and investment in clean energy technologies. On top of the horrible crime Obama executed in Harlem, the fact is, we have to hear it from Karl Rove about Obama's latest Campaign Crisis.

"GLORK" Top Ten Obama Lies:

1. Obam said his parents met at the Selma march -- Reality: He was born 4 years before that.

2. Obam said he was a constitutional law professor -- Reality: . . . Obama Made This False Claim In His 2004 Senate Race. “Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama's primary [Senate] campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school..

3. Obam said he spoke fluent Indonesian as a child -- Reality: . . . Obama has claimed on numerous occasions to have become fluent in Indonesian in six months. Yet another Phi Beta Krakatau lie from Obama. Those who knew him disputed that during recent interviews. Israel la Pareira Darmawan, Obama's 1st-grade teacher, said she attempted to help him learn the Indonesian language by going over pronunciation and vowel sounds. Truth-be-told: Obama's Indonesian teachers say Kaku-Pooh.

4. Obam said he was involved in community asbestos and housing project for the poor -- Reality: Didn't happen. This was the basis for Barack and Michelle's claim, that he was a community activist on the South and East Side of Chicago. Usher United Arab Emirates (UAE) A+ lie both he and his twenty-four (24) mule-team, Hus-suey loving wife Michelle Obama have been claiming in the campaign -- Reality: The Chicago Newspaper's Obelus -- Kiss-A-Cuss:...NO-MAMA.

5. Obam said in his book that he received his racial awakening at age nine reading a Life/Ebony Magazine story about a black man who was scarred trying to dye his skin white -- Reality: Didn't happen. Both Magazines (Life and Ebony), and the Rev. Wright and Farrakhan MUSLIM Trumpet Newsmagazine say, just didn't happen.

6. Obam’s Campaign Didn’t Have The “Technical Capacity” To Produce The “1984” Ad:

Obama: “But it's not something that we had anything to do with or were aware of and that frankly, given what it looks like, we don't have the technical capacity to create something like that.” (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 3/24/07) -- Reality:...The Creator Admitted All It Took Was A “Sunday Afternoon” On His Mac. Phillip de Vellis: “I made the ad on a Sunday afternoon in my apartment using my personal equipment (a Mac and some software), uploaded it to YouTube, and sent links around to blogs.”

7. Obam’s Campaign Claimed His High School Friend Tried To Extort Money From Them:

“According To The Obama Campaign, [Obama’s Punahou Classmate Keith] Kakugawa Explicitly Raised The Possibility That He Could Make Up False Stories About Obama, Implying He Would Do So If The Campaign Did Not Give Him Money.” (Maurice Possley, Kirsten Scharnberg and Ray Gibson, -- Reality: “...An Old Friend's Troublesome Return,” Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07).

8. Obam voted to bring low-cost foreign labor into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -- Reality:...This was a slap in the face against the African-Americans who were displaced in that city. Obama also voted to place Michael Chertoff, the man responsible for the Katrina catastrophe, in charge of Homeland Security. Obama voted for Senate-Bills that gave Blackwater the funding they needed to shoot the folks of New Orleans who were only trying to save their own lives. The towel head voted to allow Michael Chertoff to waive all applicable laws, including murder, torture, kidnaping, and he suppoted water-boarding.

9. Obam voted more than five times for USA-PATRIOT ACT renewal -- Reality:...This is a Senate-Bill patently offensive to most Americans. City after city has passed resolutions condemning USA-PATRIOT ACT. Obama chose to side with tyranny over freedom and Bush over the folks on this issue. The Real ID Act, which would allow Michael Chertoff to declare martial law and imprison Americans, was supported by Obama, as noted above.

10. Obam is not a MAD MAN. Sen. Obama has not exaggerated his involvement with the long-simmering sub-text of the October Surprise "X-Files" -- The 1980 election scandal exposed....an extraneous tenuous association between Obama and an aging (VX) Vietnam-era Weather Underground Radical Extremist William Ayers. Sen. Obama Is not involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor, now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO), or Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley. Sen. Obama is not involved with, nor has Sen. Obama ever been exposed to any nuclear security, bribery, money payoffs, or cronyism in the state of Illinois; or criminal activities related to the BIG HALIBURTAN and V.P. Cheney's Halliburton bribery case; or any political misjudgment in his escalating Campaign Crisis. "GLORK" Sen. Obama Is not involved with any Hoax or Oxfam volunteers and HIV-- AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed. Sen. Obama is not associated with Exiled "God damn America" SOULJAH JIHAD -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, MUSLIM EXTREMIST (MalcomX KillA) -- Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama's Apologia - Mea Culpa; or Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; Sen. Obama is not a separatist-racist. Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast is not a separatist-racist. Sen. Obama is not a self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box. "GLORK" Obama executed no crime in Harlem. Obama is Not America's Poison -- Reality:...He's Radio-Active.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/


SOULJAH JIHAD -- OBAMA CAMPAIGN CRISIS

The Republicans' disengagement (media bias), if not disillusionment, with the economic campaign issues is borne out by the fact that many more Republicans are able to explain, extinguish, and excoriate the name Barrack Obama with the term (JIHAD), than can name Bush/Dick Cheney and McCain -- as the Big Oil -- BIG HALLIBURTAN politicians expanding GOP IRAQ WAR ideology, and Republican White House Party Elders' GI Bill of Rights for the 21st century IRAQ WAR ECONOMY. Even among Republicans, Clinton is much more visible than GOP presumptive candidate John McCain towards affecting positively the important economic issues facing America's middle class economy.

When asked who they would vote for in the general election for president of the United States, the natural pendulum swing in America is 79% of Republicans named Hillary Clinton as their choice. Reasons for Obama's Campaign Crisis "GLORK" Campaign Crisis include:

"Obama has more holes in him than Swiss-Cheese." (CNN’s “Politics.com,” 4/01/0

Obama's presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

Obama has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received over six million dollars from the Securities Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obam has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]


"GLORK" SOULJAH JIHAD -- CAMPAIGN CRISIS
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3369102968312745410q=Fitnatotal=1413start=0num=10so=0type=searchplindex=5

WASHINGTON — Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened.

"GLORK" Sen. Barack Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened over the last month, particularly among men and upper-income voters, as voters have taken a slightly less positive view of him than they did after his burst of victories in February, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The survey suggests that Mr. Obama, Democrat of Illinois, may have been at something of a peak in February, propelled by a string of primary and caucus victories over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and that perceptions of him are dramatically trending downward.

Mr. Obama’s favorability rating among Democratic primary voters has dropped seventeen percentage points, to 42 percent, since the last Times/CBS News survey, in late February. While that figure is steadily declining, this dramatic decline came in a month during which he endured withering attacks from Mrs. Clinton, and responded to reports that his exiled former pastor had made politically inflammatory statements from his church’s pulpit in Chicago, and swirling questions about what Barack Obama did in Harlem.

The events of the last month appear to have fundamentally altered the race for the party’s nomination and provided Mrs. Clinton’s campaign extensive evidence of a collapse in Mr. Obama’s standing or an overwhelming preference voiced for Mrs. Clinton by Democratic and Republican voters in polls: -- developments in Obama's ongoing Campaign Crisis, that could be used to persuade uncommitted super-delegates to sign on with Hillary Clinton.

Twenty-six percent of the general electorate voters who heard of the Apologia speech that Mr. Obama the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama gave to try to deal with the controversy over Obama's separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah, said it made them dislike him. And 74 percent of Democrats and Republicans said Mr. Obama's Campaign Crisis "GLORK" Campaign Crisis "God damn America" - Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama. "God bless America" - Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton....stems from the fact that he shows continued misjudgment for even the most challenging problems. Mr. Obama lacks the decisive capability to lead, willingness to listen, conviction and courage. Mr. Obama uses false charges and exaggerated claims to play politics with national security. Mr. Obama lied about the politics of his campaign, and knew about Rev. Wright's MUSLIM Farrakhan - JIHADI -- FATIMA EXTREMIST mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/


Fact Check: Sen. Obama on Lobbyists --

"When it comes to lobbyists, Senator Obama’s words might sound nice but voters need to make sure they read the fine print. Despite trying to give the impression that he has no relationship with lobbyists or special interests, the reality is that Senator Obama takes money from people who hire lobbyists, partners of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, former lobbyists and state lobbyists.” –Statement from Clinton Deputy Communications Director, Phil Singer
Sen. Obama Has Ties to Lobbyists in His Presidential Bid

Public Citizen: 10 of Sen. Obama's bundlers have been federal lobbyists. The Public Citizen report listed the following ten bundlers for Sen. Obama who have registered as federal lobbyists: Frank Clark, Commonwealth Edison; Scott Harris, Harris Wiltshire and Grannis; Allan J. Katz, Akerman Senterfitt; Robert S. Litt, Arnold Porter; Thomas J. Perrelli, Jenner and Block; Thomas A. Reed, Kirkpatrick Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP; Paul N. Roth, Schulte Roth Zabel; Miriam Sapiro, Summit Strategies; Alan Solomont, Solomont Bailis Ventures; and Tom E. Wheeler, Core Capital Partners. [Public Citizen, 1/29/08]

Sen. Obama takes money from employees of firms that lobby and has lobbyists as advisers. "But those who lobby for a living say it's not that simple, and even Obama's stance shows some flexibility. He won't take money from federal lobbyists but accepts money from employees of firms and corporations that lobby, and he uses lobbyists and other government relations professionals as advisers... Obama has also used major fundraisers who are registered lobbyists on the state level. And he uses registered federal lobbyists such as Broderick Johnson, who lobbies for ATT and Shell Oil, among others, as a campaign adviser. Because Johnson isn't giving money to Obama, his name won't show up in Federal Election Commission records." [Chicago Tribune, 2/10/08]

Bloomberg: Five of [Obama’s] ten biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington. "While Obama doesn't accept money from registered federal lobbyists, five of his 10 biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington…Among Obama's top donors were employees of the Chicago-based law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, who gave $105,750 in the first quarter. The firm was paid $4.5 million last year" for lobbying the federal government. [Bloomberg, 6/7/07]

Obama's presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

Obama has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received over six million dollars from the Securities Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Prior to His Presidential Campaign, Sen. Obama took Money from Lobbyists and PACs

1996-2004: $296,000 of the $461,000 Sen. Obama raised as a state senator came from PACs, corporate contributions or unions. "But behind Obama's campaign rhetoric about taking on special interests lies a more complicated truth. A Globe review of Obama's campaign finance records shows that he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists and PACs as a state legislator in Illinois, a US senator, and a presidential aspirant. In Obama's eight years in the Illinois Senate, from 1996 to 2004, almost two-thirds of the money he raised for his campaigns -- $296,000 of $461,000 -- came from PACs, corporate contributions, or unions, according to Illinois Board of Elections records. He tapped financial services firms, real estate developers, healthcare providers, oil companies, and many other corporate interests, the records show." [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

In his 2004 U.S. Senate race, Sen. Obama raised $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs. "Obama's US Senate campaign committee, starting with his successful run in 2004, has collected $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics. His $1.3 million from PACs represents 8 percent of what he has raised overall." [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat