Obama Campaign Smears Sarah Palin

September 3, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Sarah Palin ·  

There has been a steady stream of smears on Sarah Palin since she was announced as the running mate of John McCain.

Many of these ugly fabrications have come from extreme left bloggers, but at least one came straight from Team Obama, according to the McCain campaign.

The first attack came from Obama surrogate Rep. Robert Wexler, the co-chair of Obama’s campaign in Florida. Wexler, badly mangling his facts, accused Governor Palin of supporting Pat Buchanan in the 2000 Alaska primary.

Based on this he asserted that Governor Palin had “aligned herself with a leading anti-Israel voice in American politics,” while finding space to invoke the name of Adolph Hitler and the phrase “Nazi sympathizer.”

Only it wasn’t true–Palin was an official on the Forbes campaign in 2000. Wexler never apologized or retracted his statement.

Then an official Obama spokesman picked up the charge in a statement to the Miami Herald:

“Palin was a supporter of [MSNBC analyst] Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer,” Obama spokesman Mark Bubriski wrote in an email.

Governor Palin has never supported Pat Buchanan and every responsible magazine or blog that made the charge has since corrected the record, leaving only the Obama campaign peddling this smear.

How is it that the media, so committed to fighting the smears against the Obama campaign, is more than happy to allow this one to fester?

Clearly, the Obama campaign is running scared, since they feel a need to invent a story like this to scare people away from Sarah Palin.

But I guess we can’t count on the “mainstream media” to cover the ugliness of the Obama campaign.

Barack Obama on Running for President

August 31, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics ·  

“You know, I am a believer in… in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job. Uh, and I think that… if I were seriously to consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate.

Now there may be some people who are comfortable doing that, but I am not one of those people.”

— Barack Obama, 2004

I guess he is one of those people. And, of course, you can believe all the promises he’s making now.

Obama Attacks McCain on House Comment

August 21, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, John McCain ·  

Barack Obama is celebrating a comment by John McCain that he wasn’t sure how many investment properties he owned with a new attack ad.

Personally, I can’t relate to either of these rich guys, but it doesn’t seem so outrageous to me that McCain would not be involved in the affairs of real estate investments from his wife.

He does have a pretty busy schedule after all.

Speaking of housing, I wonder if Obama considers his mansion to be fully owned or partially owned by him, since he had that questionable real estate arrangement with convicted felon and friend, Tony Rezko.

Obama - people who live in glass houses purchased with convicted felons via questionable mortgage deals shouldn’t throw stones.

Obama Makes an Inartful Non-Comment

August 20, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Healthcare ·  

The Barack Obama campaign tries to characterize his gaffes as inartful comments, but what do you call it when it says something dopey and doesn’t even say anything?

This past weekend, Obama was chatting with Reverend Rick Warren and he had this to say in response to when a baby gets human rights…

“Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade.”

Now, aside from the fact that Obama is hugely overrated for his speaking skills, he simply doesn’t answer a clear question.

Obama clearly has opinions on abortion, based on his voting record, so why is he evading the question here?

He doesn’t really think he can fool all of the people all of the time, does he?

Media Donations Favor Democrats 100-1

July 25, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, News ·  

Investor’s Business Daily documents the extreme liberal bias in the media by examining political donations by media folks.

By analyzing federal records, Investor’s Business Daily reveals a great disparity in the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle to each party.

The contributions add up to $315,533 to Democrats and $22,656 to Republicans — most of that to Ron Paul, who was supported by many liberals as a stalking horse to John McCain, a la Rush Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos with Hillary and Obama.

What is truly remarkable about the list is that, discounting contributions to Paul and Rudy Giuliani, who was a favorite son for many folks in the media, the totals look like this: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans (four individuals who donated to McCain).

Let me repeat: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans — a ratio of 100-to-1. No bias there.

And the scribes at the New York Times have recently been forbidden from making political donations.

So the list would have an even greater imbalance if they Times crew were free to flaunt their political proclivities.

The Mainstream Media Loves Obama

July 18, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, News ·  

Barack Obama is sure to get lots of coverage from the anchors of the three network evening newscasts for his upcoming overseas trip, because they will all be joining the party.

Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric are making the overseas journey with the promise of exclusive interviews.

In other words, the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts are gearing up to be all Obama all the time.

Plus, another 200 or so other journalists have requested to join the Obama road trip.

John McCain has taken three foreign trips in the past four months, all unaccompanied by a single network anchor and with little fanfare, according to Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post.

Additionally, the Tyndall Report, which monitors news coverage, reveals that for this month the nightly newscasts on the three networks spent a combined 114 minutes covering Obama, compared to just 48 minutes to McCain.

Must be nice to have the mainstream media in the tank for you.

In this age of enlightenment, it’s a shame that we’re seeing such a “separate but equal” attitude from the media.

Free Flip Flops from Obama

July 10, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Opinion ·  

Just in time for summer - free flip flops from Barack Obama.

Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate

July 8, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, News ·  

There has been ongoing speculation over the birth certificate of Barack Obama, and whether it contains some information the Presidential candidate is trying to suppress.

As a bit of backstory, Jim Geraghty of the National Review Online, called for the Obama campaign to release the candidate’s birth certificate.

Then the extreme left blog, Daily Kos, posted a birth certificate for Obama, which was apparently requested from and provided by the Obama campaign.

Barack Obama birth certificate copy

The birth certificate provided is clearly not the original. Well, unless they had laser printers in Hawaii back in 1961.

Anyhow, the israelinsider dug into the issue and found that there is some manipulation going on with documents here.

The perceived unreliability of the image has provoked petitions and widespread demands for Obama to submit for objective inspection the paper versions of the “birth certificate” he claimed in his book Dreams from My Father was in his possession, as well as the paper version of the Certificate of Live Birth for which the image on the Daily Kos and the Obama “Fight the Smears” website was supposedly generated.

Maybe we should get Dan Rather on the case to authenticate the birth certificate.

No American Should be Punished with a Baby

June 30, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Gaffe ·  

“I’ve got two daughters, nine years old and six years old. I’m going to teach them, first of all, about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

Barack Obama
March 29, 2008
Johnstown, PA

Barack Obama and Chris Dodd

June 26, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Fiscal ·  

I’ve got to wonder if Senator Chris Dodd is still being considered as a potential Vice-President pick by Barack Obama.

After all, Obama could pull his standard, “that’s not the guy I knew” line and excuse Senator Dodd and his sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide, a company whose practices he once called “abusive”?

If you’re not up to date on the story, Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, got two loans at special rates from Countrywide in 2003 to refinance homes in Washington and East Haddam, CT.

The loans were reportedly part of a “V.I.P.” program, where certain lucky folks received preferential rates from the chairman and chief executive of Countrywide, Angelo Mozilo.

Yes, the same Countrywide that had ties to Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson, who served briefly on the committee to help pick a VP for Obama.

He was booted when his questionable connections to Countrywide were revealed.

Stay tuned to this one.

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