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It's getting mighty crowded here under the bus, but please make yourself t' home!

In retrospect, you shoulda been a Republican. None of them get tossed down here. Darnedest thing, isn't it?

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Kathy in Blacksburg is reaching and twisting to tie Hillary to the National Press Club. But it's hardly just the National Press Club appearance, he's preached two sermons, sat down with Bill Moyers, and appeared before the NAACP. If Hillary can do all of this, then she should definitely be the nominee. Anyone with these kind of powers can easily get us UHC.

Of course, all of this must be Hillary's fault. Nothing is ever Obama's own mess. What I can't get over is how Obama gets away with repeatedly saying he's hearing things for the first time. Even today, he hasn't gone back and read previous Wright statements? Because if he had, nothing said yesterday would've been a surprise.

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except the part about Obama having to say what he did because he was a (gasp!) politician.

Suddenly it's goodbye uncle Jeremiah.

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"Some have noted that I previously said of Rev. Wright that 'I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother.'

In the interest of integrity, I must now distance myself from her as well.

I attempted to tell her that, but she crossed the street when I approached her. Typical!"

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Now it seems after his press conference they are both road kill.

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Submitted by amberglow on

and said, "she never cried while people were drowning during Katrina", etc--and this was the most emotion Obama has shown in public too, i think--and it wasn't for any issues or problems or people hurting or suffering either--it was because his campaign is in real trouble.

funny how that works.

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I keep hearing the pundits saying BO was strong, forceful etc in his news conference where he threw pastor Wright under the bus [presumeably along with old, typical, white, grama] but I didn't think he was very impressive. He was hesitant- flubbed his words and was for me, most difficult to follow.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Surprise, surprise, it's all about Obama. From today's press conference (sorry about the FUX news link, it was the only complete transcript I could find):

QUESTION: Why the change of tone from yesterday? When you spoke to us on the tarmac yesterday, you didn’t have this sense of anger and outrage.

OBAMA: Yes, I’ll be honest with you — because I hadn’t seen it yet.

QUESTION: And that was the difference you…

OBAMA: Yes.

QUESTION: You heard the reports about the AIDS comments.

OBAMA: I had not. I had not seen the transcript. What I had heard was he had given a performance, and I thought at the time that it would be sufficient simply to reiterate what I had said in Philadelphia.

Upon watching it, what became clear to me was that it was more than just him defending himself. What became clear to me was that he was presenting a worldview that contradicts who I am and what I stand for.

And what I think particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing. Anybody who knows me and knows what I am about knows that I am about trying to bridge gaps and that I see the commonality in all people.

And so when I start hearing comments about conspiracy theories and AIDS and suggestions that somehow Minister Farrakhan has been a great voice in the 20th century, then that goes directly at who I am and what I believe this country needs.

Shorter Obama:

When I thought Wright was merely attacking American again, it wasn't worth watching his performance or otherwise educating myself as to what he said. It certainly wasn't worth denouncing him over, as I made clear in Philladelphia. But calling me a politician? That's going too far.

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Submitted by Davidson on

That AIDS and Farrakhan comments were played in the media for over a month ago. Hell, last year, the Times and RollingStone discussed Wright's fondness for Farrakhan and how it could damage Obama.

And with regards to Obama being in a "bubble:" it's all the more amplified when the corporate media constantly tells you how glorious you are--no matter what.

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I was wondering about those things myself. But you can be sure the MSM doesn't want facts to get in the way of the legend.

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Submitted by amberglow on

"...
LAWTON: Wright says he warned Obama at the beginning of his career that their relationship could have negative ramifications.

Rev. WRIGHT: They're going to associate your name with mine, and that could be detrimental, I told him back then. It holds just as true, even more so, now.

LAWTON: A campaign spokesman says Obama remains proud of his pastor and of Trinity, and he doesn't want to see the church receive negative attention because of his candidacy.

Wright has an undeniable spiritual influence on the candidate. The title of Obama's book, THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, came from one of Wright's sermons, and Obama's sermon last week at Brown Chapel AME in Selma, Alabama echoed themes from another recent sermon given by Wright.

The pastor says Obama is firm in his convictions.

Rev. WRIGHT: His position across the years has been, "I know who I am. I know what I believe, but I don't disrespect you or diminish you because you have a different belief, and we don't have to believe the same thing to get along and to build a better world." ...
-- http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethic...

oops--not anymore, i guess.

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Submitted by amberglow on

Obama today-- ""I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people. That’s in my DNA, trying to promote mutual understanding to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. That’s who I am, that’s what I believe, and that’s what this campaign has been about," Obama said."

--except for Wright, of course, and except now, as opposed to when he said he was family.

It's so funny and sad that Obama was praised for not throwing him under the bus in his "historic" speech, and is praised for throwing him under the bus now--and it's all Wright's fault of course, as if he suddenly spouted some new shit instead of the same old shit and as if this stuff wasn't already online and known.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

"Goddamn America" is okay, but "Obama is a politician" is wrong.

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Submitted by lambert on

... then fix your broken health care plan and stop running Harry & Louise remakes.

Ask for my vote!

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.