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Babies are gift from God; but to Obama, a form of punishment?

>> Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama said in this interview that if ever her daughters make a mistake, he doesn't want them to be punished with a baby. I couldn't believe my ears hearing this from a Christian, or is he really a Christian? I don't think so. How can you claim to be one if you are not following the teachings of Christ. Babies are gift from God, so since when did they become a form of punishment for the mistake one makes? I am totally scared of what's more in Obama's mind. I'm scared of what he will teach the children of America if ever he becomes the president. Please remember that God himself is the one who taught us to be pro-life.

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Babies are gift from God; but to Obama, a form of punishment?

Obama said in this interview that if ever her daughters make a mistake, he doesn't want them to be punished with a baby. I couldn't believe my ears hearing this from a Christian, or is he really a Christian? I don't think so. How can you claim to be one if you are not following the teachings of Christ. Babies are gift from God, so since when did they become a form of punishment for the mistake one makes? I am totally scared of what's more in Obama's mind. I'm scared of what he will teach the children of America if ever he becomes the president. Please remember that God himself is the one who taught us to be pro-life.

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Wrights, Ayers, Acorn, and now Khalidi: "tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are"

Learn more about the latest Obama controversy.

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Protest at the L.A. Times: Free the tape! Updated
McCain, Palin demand L.A. Times release Obama video

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Wrights, Ayers, Acorn, and now Khalidi: "tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are"

Learn more about the latest Obama controversy.

MORE UPDATES:
Protest at the L.A. Times: Free the tape! Updated
McCain, Palin demand L.A. Times release Obama video

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Obama's previous job performance at the senate: I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

>> Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Michelle Malkin

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Obama’s flush with cash uses that advantage by buying up media time in ways that McCain cannot

The Obama team bought time on CBS, NBC and Fox for about $1 million per network. The spot airs at 8 p.m. EDT. It is also scheduled to run on Univision, BET, MSNBC and TV One. Flush with cash from his record-shattering fundraising, Obama uses that advantage by buying up media time in ways that McCain cannot.

And negative is the tone for the latest Obama ad, a 30-second spot aimed at key states that uses McCain's own words against him and mocks running mate Sarah Palin. Three quotes, one from 2005 and two from 2007, play off McCain's acknowledgment that he knows less about economic matters than other issues. In the last quote, McCain says he might have to rely on his vice president for expertise — and then the spot cuts to a winking Palin. [BEN FELLER]

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A tour of Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion he got from "God damn America"

Fox News producer Jesse Watters takes you on a tour of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion — including Greek columns, endless garages, golf course, and more… [Michelle Malkin]

God damn America! Here’s your wealth-spreading, redistributive change in action:


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Governor Palin — media sexist towards her?

>> Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Please reply to this poll and leave a comment. Let people know what we know what they are doing to Sarah Palin and they got to stop. Click here.

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Governor Palin — media sexist towards her?

Please reply to this poll and leave a comment. Let people know what we know what they are doing to Sarah Palin and they got to stop. Click here.

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World's Heaviest Man Gets Second Chance at Life and Love

>> Monday, October 27, 2008

Manuel Uribe, who held the Guinness World Records title of the Heaviest Man in the World, tied the knot with his longtime love Claudia Solis Oct. 26 in northern Mexico, in front of 400 guests. Read more here and here.

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World's Heaviest Man Gets Second Chance at Life and Love

Manuel Uribe, who held the Guinness World Records title of the Heaviest Man in the World, tied the knot with his longtime love Claudia Solis Oct. 26 in northern Mexico, in front of 400 guests. Read more here and here.

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Women of America, wake up! Palin deserves our respect too you know

>> Sunday, October 26, 2008

Palin deserves our respect
by Helen McCaffrey

I cannot predict who will win the presidential campaign, but I already know who will lose big: all women.

I realized this when I saw a 20-something male student who attends a class in the community college where I teach, wearing a T-shirt that read, "Sarah Palin is a C-." He wore it in public, in broad daylight, and without shame or even consciousness of what he was doing.

I took the time to advise him of the "error of his ways" and informed him of the consequences if he wore it to my class.

This encounter shook me right down to my socks.

Most of my adult life has been spent working for civil rights for all Americans, as a lawyer defending constitutional rights and now as a college teacher and director of a nonprofit advocating for the rights of women.

Not since I told myself I could lose weight on the pizza and cheesecake diet have I been so self-deluded. This election cycle has been like stepping on the scale.

It was the encounter with the young man that woke me up, but there were signs all along the campaign trail. First, with the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won 18 million popular votes from the people of the United States and was ridiculed, marginalized, and put in her place when she wasn't even offered the vice presidency slot.

But the really big attack on women occurred when John McCain selected only the second woman in history to be on a major-party ticket. He chose a governor of a state critical to our energy crisis. She is a very popular governor with an 80-percent approval rate. She was elected on her own merit without previous political ties. She is her own political creation, not the wife, daughter, sister or mistress of a politician.

I thought Americans would be proud of her nomination, whether we agreed or disagreed with her on the issues. Was I in for a shock.

The sexism that I believed had been eradicated was lurking, like some creature from the black lagoon, just below the surface. Suddenly it erupted and in some unexpected places.

Instead of engaging Palin on the issues, critics attacked attributes that are specifically female. It is Hillary's pantsuit drama to the power of 10. Palin's hair, her voice, her motherhood, and her personal hygiene were substituted for substance. That's when it was nice.

The hatred escalated to performers advocating Palin be "gang raped," to suggestions that her husband had had sex with their young daughters, and reports that her Down syndrome child really was that of her teenage daughter. One columnist even called for her to submit to DNA testing to prove her virtue. Smells a little like Salem to me. I was present at an Obama rally at which the mention of Palin's name drew shouts of "stone her."

"Stone her"? How biblical.

All this is at a time when women are regularly being raped as they try to cross the border into the United States; bloody, broken women haunt the emergency rooms of hospitals; and abuse and disrespect for women and girls is rising faster than bank bailouts. That is the atmosphere in which people, including women, choose to attempt to destroy a woman who is a legitimate political leader.

Agreement on issues is not required, but Palin merits respect.

It is dismaying that misogyny and sexism are so excessively marbleized into our daily interactions that some of us cannot even recognize their existence when confronted with it or when staring at it directly in the mirror.

It is my fervent hope that those who purport to be intellectuals begin to engage in argument and not resort to their baser selves or the easy exercise of personal and biology-based attacks.

Mockery and vilification of women such as Palin should become just as taboo as race-based slams. Until then, women are the real losers.

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Switching sides: Why Hillary Clinton supporters now supports Sarah Palin




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Switching sides: Why Hillary Clinton supporters now supports Sarah Palin




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Catholics told HOW and not WHO to vote for

>> Saturday, October 25, 2008

Watch this video before you decide who to vote:

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Catholics were not being told who to vote but were guided in their choices

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Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans

Yes, Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans. Watch this:

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Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans

Yes, Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans. Watch this:

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Did ACORN improperly use charity dollars for political purposes?

This was reported by New York Times and Fox News.

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Did ACORN improperly use charity dollars for political purposes?

This was reported by New York Times and Fox News.

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$150,000 designer clothes Palin said "not true"

VP candidate calls herself "frugal," insists she did not accept wardrobe from RNC and "that is not who we are."
Of the $150,000 spent by the Republican National Committee on clothing for the vice presidential candidate, $50,000 worth of clothes was returned immediately after the national convention, $50,000 worth hasn't been worn yet and $50,000 is being used by the Palin clan.

Sarah Palin told FOX News on Thursday that some of the clothes that were ill-fitting or just bought to be tried and possibly worn were returned right away.

Everything that "could be returned was," she said. Another third of the clothing remains unwrapped and packed in the belly of the vice presidential candidate's campaign plane and the rest is being worn.

Republican aides say the purchases were necessary because the family was whisked out of Alaska without notice, then scattered across the country for campaign activities not least of which was a week of convention appearances.

"Those clothes are not my property," Palin told FOX News' Sean Hannity. "We had three days (at the convention) of using clothes that the RNC purchased."

Palin added that she knows how to make a dollar work for her appearance.

"If people knew how Todd and I and our kids shop so frugally. My favorite shop is a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called 'Out of the Closet,' and my shoe store is called 'Shoe Fly' in Juneau, Alaska. It is ... not 5th Avenue type of shopping," Palin said, adding that the RNC purchases will either be returned or go to charity.

RNC officials would not explain why this explanation is surfacing days after the purchase appeared in news stories, advisers declined to answer. They did describe much of what Palin wears now as bought "off the sale rack from Macy's."

News of the purchases of designer clothes, largely from upscale Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, contrasts with the image Palin has crafted as a typical "hockey mom."

McCain was asked several questions on Thursday about the shopping spree -- and he answered each one more or less the same way: Palin needed clothes and they'll be donated to charity.

He said his wardrobe was not purchased by the RNC. Asked Wednesday who had paid for the suit he was wearing, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden told WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va.: "I pay for my suits. I pay for all of my own clothing."

Also on Thursday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a private watchdog group in Washington, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Palin, the Republican National Committee and several political operatives alleging that the purchase of clothing for Palin and her family violates Federal Election Campaign Act.

The law prohibits a candidate for federal office from converting campaign funds to personal use. CREW notes that FEC regulations make clear the prohibition applies to clothing but also provide that donations by candidates to charity are not for personal use. CREW argued this exception might apply to Palin's clothes but doesn't appear to apply to clothes for her family.

Palin, who is John McCain's vice presidential running mate, told The Chicago Tribune in an interview posted on the newspaper's Web site Thursday night that she finds a double standard in the questioning.

"I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race," Palin said. "Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard."

"It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported," Palin said.
[The Associated Press contributed to this report.]

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$150,000 designer clothes Palin said "not true"

VP candidate calls herself "frugal," insists she did not accept wardrobe from RNC and "that is not who we are."
Of the $150,000 spent by the Republican National Committee on clothing for the vice presidential candidate, $50,000 worth of clothes was returned immediately after the national convention, $50,000 worth hasn't been worn yet and $50,000 is being used by the Palin clan.

Sarah Palin told FOX News on Thursday that some of the clothes that were ill-fitting or just bought to be tried and possibly worn were returned right away.

Everything that "could be returned was," she said. Another third of the clothing remains unwrapped and packed in the belly of the vice presidential candidate's campaign plane and the rest is being worn.

Republican aides say the purchases were necessary because the family was whisked out of Alaska without notice, then scattered across the country for campaign activities not least of which was a week of convention appearances.

"Those clothes are not my property," Palin told FOX News' Sean Hannity. "We had three days (at the convention) of using clothes that the RNC purchased."

Palin added that she knows how to make a dollar work for her appearance.

"If people knew how Todd and I and our kids shop so frugally. My favorite shop is a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called 'Out of the Closet,' and my shoe store is called 'Shoe Fly' in Juneau, Alaska. It is ... not 5th Avenue type of shopping," Palin said, adding that the RNC purchases will either be returned or go to charity.

RNC officials would not explain why this explanation is surfacing days after the purchase appeared in news stories, advisers declined to answer. They did describe much of what Palin wears now as bought "off the sale rack from Macy's."

News of the purchases of designer clothes, largely from upscale Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, contrasts with the image Palin has crafted as a typical "hockey mom."

McCain was asked several questions on Thursday about the shopping spree -- and he answered each one more or less the same way: Palin needed clothes and they'll be donated to charity.

He said his wardrobe was not purchased by the RNC. Asked Wednesday who had paid for the suit he was wearing, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden told WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va.: "I pay for my suits. I pay for all of my own clothing."

Also on Thursday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a private watchdog group in Washington, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Palin, the Republican National Committee and several political operatives alleging that the purchase of clothing for Palin and her family violates Federal Election Campaign Act.

The law prohibits a candidate for federal office from converting campaign funds to personal use. CREW notes that FEC regulations make clear the prohibition applies to clothing but also provide that donations by candidates to charity are not for personal use. CREW argued this exception might apply to Palin's clothes but doesn't appear to apply to clothes for her family.

Palin, who is John McCain's vice presidential running mate, told The Chicago Tribune in an interview posted on the newspaper's Web site Thursday night that she finds a double standard in the questioning.

"I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race," Palin said. "Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard."

"It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported," Palin said.
[The Associated Press contributed to this report.]

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SNL Lorne Michaels on Palin: she's very powerful, people connect to her

>> Friday, October 24, 2008

SNL's Executive Producer Lorne Michaels' answer in an interview on what he think Palin gained from her appearance at Saturday Night Live:

I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.
Exactly. That's how I feel too. People followed her like a star. Even as she was mocked at Saturday Night Live, she remained humble and a good sport. She may be be viciously attacked by the media but she's being admired so much by the voiceless majority.

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SNL Lorne Michaels on Palin: she's very powerful, people connect to her

SNL's Executive Producer Lorne Michaels' answer in an interview on what he think Palin gained from her appearance at Saturday Night Live:

I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.
Exactly. That's how I feel too. People followed her like a star. Even as she was mocked at Saturday Night Live, she remained humble and a good sport. She may be be viciously attacked by the media but she's being admired so much by the voiceless majority.

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Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology

Newt Gingrich: Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology
Newt Gingrich spoke to Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night about the media's treatment of Sarah Palin, and he described the treatment she has received from "Saturday Night Live" as "slander."

"This is a kind of deliberate, vicious, dishonest, total distortion of who Governor Palin is, including, by the way, the Saturday Night Live skits, some of which I think were slander and worthy of a lawsuit," the former Speaker of the House said. "I think the America people should realize that the elite media on the left is so desperate to elect Barack Obama that the view they're giving you of Sarah Palin is fundamentally a falsehood."

Gingrich also said CNN owes Palin an apology for misquoting a National Review article about her, and Katie Couric misquoted Henry Kissinger and the Bush Doctrine in order to "make Governor Palin look bad."

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Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology

Newt Gingrich: Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology
Newt Gingrich spoke to Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night about the media's treatment of Sarah Palin, and he described the treatment she has received from "Saturday Night Live" as "slander."

"This is a kind of deliberate, vicious, dishonest, total distortion of who Governor Palin is, including, by the way, the Saturday Night Live skits, some of which I think were slander and worthy of a lawsuit," the former Speaker of the House said. "I think the America people should realize that the elite media on the left is so desperate to elect Barack Obama that the view they're giving you of Sarah Palin is fundamentally a falsehood."

Gingrich also said CNN owes Palin an apology for misquoting a National Review article about her, and Katie Couric misquoted Henry Kissinger and the Bush Doctrine in order to "make Governor Palin look bad."

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The 'double standards' the media is playing

Saturday, the New York Times did a takeout on Cindy McCain that delved back into her problem with prescription pills. Yet when Hillary’s campaign manager, Mark Penn, brought up Obama’s cocaine use on “Hardball,” he was savaged by folks for whom the Times is the gold standard.

The people apparently had a “right to know” of Bush’s old DUI arrest a week before the 2000 election, but no right to know about how and when Obama was engaged in the criminal use of cocaine.

The media cannot get enough of the “Saturday Night Live” impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine “Saturday Night Live” doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her “I’ve never been proud” of my country, this “just downright mean” America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

“Saturday Night Live” would be facing hate crime charges.

How do we know? When the New Yorker ran a cartoon of Michelle in an Angela-Davis afro with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, New Yorker editors had to go on national television to swear they were not mocking Michelle, but the conservatives who have so caricatured Michelle and The Messiah.

Is there a media double standard? You betcha. [PJB: Camp Followers]

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The 'double standards' the media is playing

Saturday, the New York Times did a takeout on Cindy McCain that delved back into her problem with prescription pills. Yet when Hillary’s campaign manager, Mark Penn, brought up Obama’s cocaine use on “Hardball,” he was savaged by folks for whom the Times is the gold standard.

The people apparently had a “right to know” of Bush’s old DUI arrest a week before the 2000 election, but no right to know about how and when Obama was engaged in the criminal use of cocaine.

The media cannot get enough of the “Saturday Night Live” impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine “Saturday Night Live” doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her “I’ve never been proud” of my country, this “just downright mean” America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

“Saturday Night Live” would be facing hate crime charges.

How do we know? When the New Yorker ran a cartoon of Michelle in an Angela-Davis afro with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, New Yorker editors had to go on national television to swear they were not mocking Michelle, but the conservatives who have so caricatured Michelle and The Messiah.

Is there a media double standard? You betcha. [PJB: Camp Followers]

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Biden's many speaking troubles

Here are some that has hurt Obama's campaign:
Take the “Gird your loins - an international crisis is coming” speech.
No matter how the remarks were intended, his prediction that, if elected, “a generated crisis [would occur] to test the mettle” of Barack Obama has been a hot topic and an unwelcome one for the Obama campaign.

In defense, Obama said:

“Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes. But I think his core point was that the next administration is going to be tested, regardless of who it is. The next administration is going to be inheriting a host of really big problems.”
(But Obama, Biden was referring to you specifically and not anybody else)

So where is Joe Biden?
Ben Porritt, a spokesman for the campaign, emailed out a story from CBS News’ Ryan Corsaro who noted that Biden has not taken questions from his press corps for six weeks.

“The handful of reporters from Biden’s national press corps who have followed him incessantly for two months have not had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the “crisis” matter - even to allow Biden to clarify his remarks - because he has not taken questions or held a press availability with his press corps since Sept. 7.”
Corsaro also notes that Biden hasn’t taken questions from the public in awhile — since September 10. And what happened then? Biden “endorsed” Hillary Clinton.
“She’s qualified to be president of the United States of America and easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America. And quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me,” he told the crowd.
It’s not rocket science why this is happening writes ABC’s Jake Tapper.
“It might not be hard to imagine why this has happened. Biden’s proclivity to speak his mind has provided much fodder for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Republicans…,” writes Tapper.

Both Tapper and Corsaro note that Sarah Palin has been much more accessible to the press. Maybe even the most accessible out of the four candidates, ponders Tapper. [Jimmy Orr]

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Again, Sarah Palin’s shopping a political double standard

>> Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: A Political Double Standard?
The mainstream media and liberals everywhere are aghast at how much the McCain camp spent on an apparent fashion overhaul for Sarah Palin.

The spending on so-called “campaign accessories” included bills totaling roughly $150,000.

An anchor at a prominent network (not FOX News) rudely sniffed that for the amount of money the campaign spent Palin should look better. (For the record I’m fairly certain this anchor does not shop at K-Mart.)

This is not taxpayer money. If the McCain camp wants to blow funds on some designer duds, that’s their prerogative. Might not be the most brilliant idea when you trail in fundraising, but it’s their decision as long as they haven’t violated any election laws.

Women traditionally endure exponentially more scrutiny than men. Hillary has been under the fashion microscope for almost two decades. That’s simply a fact, but it’s hardly fair.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Hillary’s jackets cost about $3,000, her shirts run to $1,350 and her pants hover around the $2,000 mark. Let’s do the math.

That’s over $6,000 a suit. And Hillary owns a lot of pants suits! And she looks great. If she didn’t, she’d be vilified for looking frumpy and lacking style-savvy the way she was in the 1990’s.

There is no question excessive primping and preening by presidential candidates is riddled with risk. John Edwards was lambasted over his $400 hair cuts in 2007 as was John McCain over his $520 Ferragamo shoes. We expect our candidates to look good, but not too good. We like a put together politician but have adverse reaction when we hear the price tag. For a newcomer like Palin, it’s par for the course that she’s stepped up her look. Imagine if she didn’t? She’d be the subject of more ridicule than she is now.

It’s not just Palin who realizes the benefits of being sharp dressed on the stump:

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that friends of Obama say the biggest change in him since his recent success on the national political scene is that he’s dressing better and shopping at the ultra-fashionable Barney’s because, for the first time in his life, he can afford to. Apparently “the fierce urgency of now” includes killer threads.

And how about Michelle Obama? The New York Times Style section published an entire article praising her new, and likely very pricey, sense of style. The purple Maria Pinto sheath she wore at a campaign rally retails for $900, and as the New York Times put it is: “not the kind of garment most working-class voters can reasonably aspire to.”

The current issue of Harper’s Bazaar notes that the Democratic presidential candiate’s wife wears Valentino, among others. Looks like when the Obamas say “spread the wealth around,” they mean at top shelf department stores.

I’m not outraged at this. The pressure of being in the public eye is understandable. What’s disturbing is the double standard. Michelle Obama gets hailed by the fashionistas while Palin gets crucified and mocked by the fashion police.

These same liberals who are now appalled at the Palin shopping spree are the same ones that thought it shallow and superficial to discuss Newsweek’s obvious recent cheap shot cover of Sarah Palin because we have more important fish to fry. Where are these people now to shout that this issue is trivial? And how do they manage to get so fired up about Palin’s appearance all of sudden?

I’m waiting for the left to condemn the insignificance of this story and I’m not holding my breath.


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Again, Sarah Palin’s shopping a political double standard

Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: A Political Double Standard?
The mainstream media and liberals everywhere are aghast at how much the McCain camp spent on an apparent fashion overhaul for Sarah Palin.

The spending on so-called “campaign accessories” included bills totaling roughly $150,000.

An anchor at a prominent network (not FOX News) rudely sniffed that for the amount of money the campaign spent Palin should look better. (For the record I’m fairly certain this anchor does not shop at K-Mart.)

This is not taxpayer money. If the McCain camp wants to blow funds on some designer duds, that’s their prerogative. Might not be the most brilliant idea when you trail in fundraising, but it’s their decision as long as they haven’t violated any election laws.

Women traditionally endure exponentially more scrutiny than men. Hillary has been under the fashion microscope for almost two decades. That’s simply a fact, but it’s hardly fair.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Hillary’s jackets cost about $3,000, her shirts run to $1,350 and her pants hover around the $2,000 mark. Let’s do the math.

That’s over $6,000 a suit. And Hillary owns a lot of pants suits! And she looks great. If she didn’t, she’d be vilified for looking frumpy and lacking style-savvy the way she was in the 1990’s.

There is no question excessive primping and preening by presidential candidates is riddled with risk. John Edwards was lambasted over his $400 hair cuts in 2007 as was John McCain over his $520 Ferragamo shoes. We expect our candidates to look good, but not too good. We like a put together politician but have adverse reaction when we hear the price tag. For a newcomer like Palin, it’s par for the course that she’s stepped up her look. Imagine if she didn’t? She’d be the subject of more ridicule than she is now.

It’s not just Palin who realizes the benefits of being sharp dressed on the stump:

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that friends of Obama say the biggest change in him since his recent success on the national political scene is that he’s dressing better and shopping at the ultra-fashionable Barney’s because, for the first time in his life, he can afford to. Apparently “the fierce urgency of now” includes killer threads.

And how about Michelle Obama? The New York Times Style section published an entire article praising her new, and likely very pricey, sense of style. The purple Maria Pinto sheath she wore at a campaign rally retails for $900, and as the New York Times put it is: “not the kind of garment most working-class voters can reasonably aspire to.”

The current issue of Harper’s Bazaar notes that the Democratic presidential candiate’s wife wears Valentino, among others. Looks like when the Obamas say “spread the wealth around,” they mean at top shelf department stores.

I’m not outraged at this. The pressure of being in the public eye is understandable. What’s disturbing is the double standard. Michelle Obama gets hailed by the fashionistas while Palin gets crucified and mocked by the fashion police.

These same liberals who are now appalled at the Palin shopping spree are the same ones that thought it shallow and superficial to discuss Newsweek’s obvious recent cheap shot cover of Sarah Palin because we have more important fish to fry. Where are these people now to shout that this issue is trivial? And how do they manage to get so fired up about Palin’s appearance all of sudden?

I’m waiting for the left to condemn the insignificance of this story and I’m not holding my breath.


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Obama Is as Untouchable as a Really Hot Chick

By Greg Gutfeld
Host, “Red Eye”

So yesterday, during an ideas meeting, a staffer pitched a story about Sarah Palin, focusing on how little we know about her time in college.

My blood pressure spiked, because naturally her history — or lack thereof — is far less murkier than Barack Obama’s. But it didn’t seem to matter, because no matter what you have against the man, it just doesn’t stick.

Seriously, the man isn’t a presidential candidate, he’s a really hot chick. You know what I mean, right?

You know how when a friend starts dating some girl, let’s say a stripper with top of the line implants and a truly remarkable skill involving the projection of ping pong balls, he overlooks everything else. She could be spreading Chlamydia like a Jehovah’s Witness unloading a case of Watchtower pamphlets, and it won’t matter.

Blinded by beauty, he lets her get away with everything, until your buddy is left broken and broke, riddled with disease, sleeping in your garage and convinced a mob boyfriend wants him dead.

I’m not saying Barack is that harmful. I’m just saying that when it comes to the media, he possesses a force field that every hot chick has and no matter what you say or do to convince obsessed fans otherwise, it’s pointless.

Face it: If you found out that your new girlfriend, who happened to be Megan Fox, worked with ACORN, hung around with Bill Ayers and used to do coke back in college, would you care?

Of course you wouldn’t! It’s Megan Fox!

Congratulations. You’re now The New York Times.

And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.

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Obama Is as Untouchable as a Really Hot Chick

By Greg Gutfeld
Host, “Red Eye”

So yesterday, during an ideas meeting, a staffer pitched a story about Sarah Palin, focusing on how little we know about her time in college.

My blood pressure spiked, because naturally her history — or lack thereof — is far less murkier than Barack Obama’s. But it didn’t seem to matter, because no matter what you have against the man, it just doesn’t stick.

Seriously, the man isn’t a presidential candidate, he’s a really hot chick. You know what I mean, right?

You know how when a friend starts dating some girl, let’s say a stripper with top of the line implants and a truly remarkable skill involving the projection of ping pong balls, he overlooks everything else. She could be spreading Chlamydia like a Jehovah’s Witness unloading a case of Watchtower pamphlets, and it won’t matter.

Blinded by beauty, he lets her get away with everything, until your buddy is left broken and broke, riddled with disease, sleeping in your garage and convinced a mob boyfriend wants him dead.

I’m not saying Barack is that harmful. I’m just saying that when it comes to the media, he possesses a force field that every hot chick has and no matter what you say or do to convince obsessed fans otherwise, it’s pointless.

Face it: If you found out that your new girlfriend, who happened to be Megan Fox, worked with ACORN, hung around with Bill Ayers and used to do coke back in college, would you care?

Of course you wouldn’t! It’s Megan Fox!

Congratulations. You’re now The New York Times.

And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.

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We need an already tested president all the time.

The presidency is not a testing ground, not at this time, not on any time. We need an already tested president all the time.

[Senator John McMain]:

Mr. McCain kept up his criticism of the Democratic ticket for Mr. Biden’s remarks. At a rally on Wednesday in Green, Ohio, Mr. McCain told the crowd, “Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America’s new president!”

“We don’t want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when the economy is in crisis,” Mr. McCain added. “Americans are already fighting in two wars, my friends. Senator Biden referred to how Jack Kennedy was tested in the Cuban missile crisis. I had a little personal experience on that. I was a pilot on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, I was ready to go into combat at any minute, I know how close we came to a nuclear war, and I will not be a president that needs to be tested!”

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We need an already tested president all the time.

The presidency is not a testing ground, not at this time, not on any time. We need an already tested president all the time.

[Senator John McMain]:

Mr. McCain kept up his criticism of the Democratic ticket for Mr. Biden’s remarks. At a rally on Wednesday in Green, Ohio, Mr. McCain told the crowd, “Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America’s new president!”

“We don’t want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when the economy is in crisis,” Mr. McCain added. “Americans are already fighting in two wars, my friends. Senator Biden referred to how Jack Kennedy was tested in the Cuban missile crisis. I had a little personal experience on that. I was a pilot on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, I was ready to go into combat at any minute, I know how close we came to a nuclear war, and I will not be a president that needs to be tested!”

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Sharon and Kiko's marriage is far better than most

The rumor regarding Sharon and Kiko's separation has not completely died down and, speculations has it, that it all started from the anniversary celebration of the senate and therefore is easier to conclude that it was all for political reasons and motivation. Was it obvious? You got that right, 101%. As we all know, Kiko is a potential presidential candidate and could be a possible winner too, and I guess - for whoever started this rumor - it is already time to start such negative campaign. But, for crying out loud, be realistic! Where is the mistress? Where is the child? The proof is in the pudding. This is so nonsense started by a nincompoop and a dodo brain who has nothing else better to do. This rumor will forever stay a rumor unless it can be proven. I just can’t fathom why many people would buy it. Unfortunately, it has gotten to Sharon’s nerves. The concocted story has made her so burnt out like she said.

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Sharon and Kiko's marriage is far better than most

The rumor regarding Sharon and Kiko's separation has not completely died down and, speculations has it, that it all started from the anniversary celebration of the senate and therefore is easier to conclude that it was all for political reasons and motivation. Was it obvious? You got that right, 101%. As we all know, Kiko is a potential presidential candidate and could be a possible winner too, and I guess - for whoever started this rumor - it is already time to start such negative campaign. But, for crying out loud, be realistic! Where is the mistress? Where is the child? The proof is in the pudding. This is so nonsense started by a nincompoop and a dodo brain who has nothing else better to do. This rumor will forever stay a rumor unless it can be proven. I just can’t fathom why many people would buy it. Unfortunately, it has gotten to Sharon’s nerves. The concocted story has made her so burnt out like she said.

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Sarah Palin's clothes not tax dollars, double standard

I can't believe that the political world would waste time on such issue. In my opinion, this is just another Palin bashing. Palin never presented herself in an extravagant manner, but now that she's running for a very high profile position, she needs to dress and look her best just like everybody else and why is that wrong all of a sudden? The commentary of Campbell Brown explains it more:

(CNN) -- There's been a lot of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.
Politico.com reports that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothes, hair and make-up for Palin on the campaign trail. Now, these are not your tax dollars.

This is money given by Republican donors to the RNC. But the report questions whether it is legal to use campaign cash for quote "personal use."
My issue? There is an incredible double-standard here, and we are ignoring a very simple reality.
Women are judged based on their appearance far, far more than men. That is a statement of fact.
There has been plenty of talk and plenty written about Sarah Palin's jackets, her hair and her looks. Sound familiar?
There was plenty of talk and plenty written about Sen. Hillary Clinton's looks, hair and pantsuits.
Compare that with the attention given to Sen. Barack Obama's $1,500 suits or Sen. John McCain's $520 Ferragamo shoes. There is no comparison.
Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.
When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how much e-mail do you think he gets? My point is for women, unfortunately, appearance is part of the job.
If Wolf or Anderson Cooper shows up on the air without makeup, you think you would even notice? I show up without makeup? Trust me, you'll notice.
This doesn't just apply to TV. All women in the public eye deal with this issue. And it is for this reason that I think the RNC should help Palin pay for clothes, hair and makeup. It is part of the job.
Now, you may think, that's an awful lot of money to spend on clothes, hair and makeup.
Or you may complain, as some have, that it's hypocritical to sell yourself as a "small-town hockey mom" when you are wearing designer clothes. That's fine, just don't ignore the fact that there is a double-standard here.
And personally I think in this campaign, with so much at stake, this is a peripheral issue.
I, myself, have raised plenty of questions about Sarah Palin, much to the annoyance of the McCain campaign. But those questions have been about her qualifications and experience, never her appearance.
Let's keep the focus on what really matters here.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Campbell Brown.

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Sarah Palin's clothes not tax dollars, double standard

I can't believe that the political world would waste time on such issue. In my opinion, this is just another Palin bashing. Palin never presented herself in an extravagant manner, but now that she's running for a very high profile position, she needs to dress and look her best just like everybody else and why is that wrong all of a sudden? The commentary of Campbell Brown explains it more:

(CNN) -- There's been a lot of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.
Politico.com reports that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothes, hair and make-up for Palin on the campaign trail. Now, these are not your tax dollars.

This is money given by Republican donors to the RNC. But the report questions whether it is legal to use campaign cash for quote "personal use."
My issue? There is an incredible double-standard here, and we are ignoring a very simple reality.
Women are judged based on their appearance far, far more than men. That is a statement of fact.
There has been plenty of talk and plenty written about Sarah Palin's jackets, her hair and her looks. Sound familiar?
There was plenty of talk and plenty written about Sen. Hillary Clinton's looks, hair and pantsuits.
Compare that with the attention given to Sen. Barack Obama's $1,500 suits or Sen. John McCain's $520 Ferragamo shoes. There is no comparison.
Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.
When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how much e-mail do you think he gets? My point is for women, unfortunately, appearance is part of the job.
If Wolf or Anderson Cooper shows up on the air without makeup, you think you would even notice? I show up without makeup? Trust me, you'll notice.
This doesn't just apply to TV. All women in the public eye deal with this issue. And it is for this reason that I think the RNC should help Palin pay for clothes, hair and makeup. It is part of the job.
Now, you may think, that's an awful lot of money to spend on clothes, hair and makeup.
Or you may complain, as some have, that it's hypocritical to sell yourself as a "small-town hockey mom" when you are wearing designer clothes. That's fine, just don't ignore the fact that there is a double-standard here.
And personally I think in this campaign, with so much at stake, this is a peripheral issue.
I, myself, have raised plenty of questions about Sarah Palin, much to the annoyance of the McCain campaign. But those questions have been about her qualifications and experience, never her appearance.
Let's keep the focus on what really matters here.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Campbell Brown.

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McCain criticizes NBC News' unfair treatment of the Republican ticket

>> Wednesday, October 22, 2008

John McCain campaign criticizes NBC News for its 'apparent refusal' to air Joe Biden's comments that Barack Obama would face a crisis if elected

John McCain's campaign seems to be playing a little hardball with the media in the final two weeks of the presidential race.

The campaign on Tuesday issued a statement decrying NBC News for its "apparent refusal" to air Joe Biden's controversial remarks that Barack Obama would face a "generated crisis" early on if he is elected.

"Biden's remarks capture perfectly the message of this campaign: Barack Obama is too risky, too inexperienced, to serve as commander in chief -- that his election by itself will provoke our enemies, and that his brief record raises serious questions as to how an Obama administration would respond to such a challenge," McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb said in the written statement.

"This campaign highlighted Biden's remarks throughout the day yesterday," he continued. "Yet on NBC Nightly News last night, when Andrea Mitchell reported on Biden's remarks, she failed to play the relevant portion -- the portion that this campaign and a variety of news outlets had found controversial, or revealing as the case may be."

A representative from NBC News could not be reached for comment.

The Atlantic also posted an expletive-laced interview with McCain adviser Mark Salter on its Web site Monday in which Salter assailed the media for their treatment of the Republican ticket.

"I think, starting with the Democratic primary, there has been a different standard for Obama than there has been for any candidate running against Barack Obama. And maybe this should have set off more warning bells with me," he said. "I think much of the media has a thumb on the scale for Obama. I think the thumb has been there the entire time."

Salter added that "the press has been harsh consistently" on the McCain campaign.

The Politico also reported that Time columnist Joe Klein, who has been critical of the McCain campaign, has been unable to snag a seat on the McCain and Sarah Palin campaign planes for months.

"I've done nine presidential campaigns and this is the first time this has ever happened to me," Klein told Politico.

"My understanding is that his request came in too late," Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt said. [FOXNews]

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McCain criticizes NBC News' unfair treatment of the Republican ticket

John McCain campaign criticizes NBC News for its 'apparent refusal' to air Joe Biden's comments that Barack Obama would face a crisis if elected

John McCain's campaign seems to be playing a little hardball with the media in the final two weeks of the presidential race.

The campaign on Tuesday issued a statement decrying NBC News for its "apparent refusal" to air Joe Biden's controversial remarks that Barack Obama would face a "generated crisis" early on if he is elected.

"Biden's remarks capture perfectly the message of this campaign: Barack Obama is too risky, too inexperienced, to serve as commander in chief -- that his election by itself will provoke our enemies, and that his brief record raises serious questions as to how an Obama administration would respond to such a challenge," McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb said in the written statement.

"This campaign highlighted Biden's remarks throughout the day yesterday," he continued. "Yet on NBC Nightly News last night, when Andrea Mitchell reported on Biden's remarks, she failed to play the relevant portion -- the portion that this campaign and a variety of news outlets had found controversial, or revealing as the case may be."

A representative from NBC News could not be reached for comment.

The Atlantic also posted an expletive-laced interview with McCain adviser Mark Salter on its Web site Monday in which Salter assailed the media for their treatment of the Republican ticket.

"I think, starting with the Democratic primary, there has been a different standard for Obama than there has been for any candidate running against Barack Obama. And maybe this should have set off more warning bells with me," he said. "I think much of the media has a thumb on the scale for Obama. I think the thumb has been there the entire time."

Salter added that "the press has been harsh consistently" on the McCain campaign.

The Politico also reported that Time columnist Joe Klein, who has been critical of the McCain campaign, has been unable to snag a seat on the McCain and Sarah Palin campaign planes for months.

"I've done nine presidential campaigns and this is the first time this has ever happened to me," Klein told Politico.

"My understanding is that his request came in too late," Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt said. [FOXNews]

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Joe Biden confirms by saying Barack Obama will cause international crisis!

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned an audience at his second Seattle fundraiser on Sunday in Seattle Washington, that Barack Obama would cause an international crisis because agressive countries in the world would test Obama’s lack of executive experience. Biden said:

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough decisions, I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history, and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen."
[Hollywood Grind]

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Joe Biden confirms by saying Barack Obama will cause international crisis!

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned an audience at his second Seattle fundraiser on Sunday in Seattle Washington, that Barack Obama would cause an international crisis because agressive countries in the world would test Obama’s lack of executive experience. Biden said:

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough decisions, I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history, and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen."
[Hollywood Grind]

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Palin dubs Obama: 'Barack the Wealth Spender'

Taking “Joe the plumber” wordplay to an unprecedented new level, Sarah Palin on Monday dubbed Barack Obama “Barack the Wealth Spender” for his plan to offer tax credits to lower and middle-income wage earners.

Palin revealed the new moniker at an outdoor rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she also introduced a new working-class hero into the ever-expanding pantheon of “Joe the plumber”-types who oppose to Obama’s tax plan.
[From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby]

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Palin dubs Obama: 'Barack the Wealth Spender'

Taking “Joe the plumber” wordplay to an unprecedented new level, Sarah Palin on Monday dubbed Barack Obama “Barack the Wealth Spender” for his plan to offer tax credits to lower and middle-income wage earners.

Palin revealed the new moniker at an outdoor rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she also introduced a new working-class hero into the ever-expanding pantheon of “Joe the plumber”-types who oppose to Obama’s tax plan.
[From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby]

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Powell's abandonement of Republicans who made him a "star"

Understandably, Powell is being hailed by the Obama media as a profile in courage. Equally understandably, his endorsement of Obama is said by Republicans to smack of ingratitude, opportunism, and even vindictiveness toward a party to which he owes his fame and career.

Here was a man who was rendered extraordinary honors by three Republican presidents. Reagan raised him from Army colonel to national security adviser, the first African-American in the post. George H. W. Bush named him chairman of the Joint Chiefs, over hundreds of more senior officers. George W. Bush made him the first African-American secretary of state.

While he may have gotten well with the capital elite with this decision, Powell has wounded his party’s nominee at a point of maximum vulnerability, a friend who supported him on the war, and agreed with Powell on the need for a larger invasion force. And Powell has embraced a liberal Democrat who owes his nomination to his fierce opposition to the war Powell sold the nation, a war Obama calls the worst blunder in U.S. history and a manifestation of a lack of judgment by those, like Colin Powell, who launched it.

Joe Biden, who voted to authorize the war, now calls his vote a mistake. Yet, Powell endorses him, too, while repudiating a McCain-Palin ticket that continues to defend his war. [Pat Buchanan]

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Powell's abandonement of Republicans who made him a "star"

Understandably, Powell is being hailed by the Obama media as a profile in courage. Equally understandably, his endorsement of Obama is said by Republicans to smack of ingratitude, opportunism, and even vindictiveness toward a party to which he owes his fame and career.

Here was a man who was rendered extraordinary honors by three Republican presidents. Reagan raised him from Army colonel to national security adviser, the first African-American in the post. George H. W. Bush named him chairman of the Joint Chiefs, over hundreds of more senior officers. George W. Bush made him the first African-American secretary of state.

While he may have gotten well with the capital elite with this decision, Powell has wounded his party’s nominee at a point of maximum vulnerability, a friend who supported him on the war, and agreed with Powell on the need for a larger invasion force. And Powell has embraced a liberal Democrat who owes his nomination to his fierce opposition to the war Powell sold the nation, a war Obama calls the worst blunder in U.S. history and a manifestation of a lack of judgment by those, like Colin Powell, who launched it.

Joe Biden, who voted to authorize the war, now calls his vote a mistake. Yet, Powell endorses him, too, while repudiating a McCain-Palin ticket that continues to defend his war. [Pat Buchanan]

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Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race

>> Monday, October 20, 2008

Affirmative Action At The Highest Level
Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race
Posted by: Andrew Bolton
So Colin Powell has endorsed Obama. Let's see, Powell is pro-abortion. So is Obama. Powell is pro-affirmative action. So is Obama. Powell has stated repeatedly that tax policy should ensure fairness. Obama likewise wants to "spread the wealth." The endorsement of Obama only demonstrates what unpaid prognosticators could have told those million dollar a year experts years ago. Powell never was a Republican. He has been aligned with the Democrats from the day of his retirement from service.
On today's talk show, Powell explains: "I think he is a transformational figure." THAT'S what I'm afraid of. Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were all transformational too, Colin.

Another note to moderate Republicans: Hey guys, are you happy with your fellow moderate? No? You should be--this is what you moderates do. They pretend in order to achieve status, and then attack the hand that feeds them--to maintain that status. Yes, you keep telling us that Palin's conservatism is what is sinking McCain. Really? Do you think that McCain picking another moderate would have changed Powell's position? If you do, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.
Affirmative action is now at its zenith here. A unqualified candidate for president who has never run anything; who has never governed anything; and who has policies precisely on line with Karl Marx--is going to be put into our highest office solely due to his race. Doubt me? Just ask if Obama would be where he is at if he were a white man. The answer is inevitable.

The Republican party must clean house or it is lost.

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Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race

Affirmative Action At The Highest Level
Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race
Posted by: Andrew Bolton
So Colin Powell has endorsed Obama. Let's see, Powell is pro-abortion. So is Obama. Powell is pro-affirmative action. So is Obama. Powell has stated repeatedly that tax policy should ensure fairness. Obama likewise wants to "spread the wealth." The endorsement of Obama only demonstrates what unpaid prognosticators could have told those million dollar a year experts years ago. Powell never was a Republican. He has been aligned with the Democrats from the day of his retirement from service.
On today's talk show, Powell explains: "I think he is a transformational figure." THAT'S what I'm afraid of. Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were all transformational too, Colin.

Another note to moderate Republicans: Hey guys, are you happy with your fellow moderate? No? You should be--this is what you moderates do. They pretend in order to achieve status, and then attack the hand that feeds them--to maintain that status. Yes, you keep telling us that Palin's conservatism is what is sinking McCain. Really? Do you think that McCain picking another moderate would have changed Powell's position? If you do, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.
Affirmative action is now at its zenith here. A unqualified candidate for president who has never run anything; who has never governed anything; and who has policies precisely on line with Karl Marx--is going to be put into our highest office solely due to his race. Doubt me? Just ask if Obama would be where he is at if he were a white man. The answer is inevitable.

The Republican party must clean house or it is lost.

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Did Powell endorse Obama because of race?

Limbaugh: Where are the inexperienced, white liberals Powell has endorsed?

Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell's decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama's status as the first African-American with a chance to become president.

"Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."

As for Powell's statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote: "I was also unaware of his dislike for John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. I guess he also regrets Reagan and Bush making him a four-star [general] and secretary of state and appointing his son to head the FCC. Yes, let's hear it for transformational figures."

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Colin Powell endorses Obama, are you surprise?

>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

Not surprising at all. He said it's not because of race, oh please, people thinks he's just like another Oprah.

Powell’s embrace of Barack Obama is a triumph of hope over reality. He told Tom Brokaw that Obama’s “steadiness” and “not jumping in and changing every day” convinced him that The One was ready to lead.?
Well, Mr. Powell, not so fast. Watch this video and you'll know who's been "changing every day", and is it depending on when and where the wind blows?
Read Full Story.

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Sarah Palin draws big ratings for 'Saturday Night Live'

Sarah Palin was mocked at "Saturday Night Live" but she returned it with a big smile. She's such a good sport and humble. Anywhere she goes, she's drawing a huge crowd. I have to say - regardless of what people say and think of her -let's face it, she is going to do a good job for the country if elected. She may be inexperienced (so is Obama) but she is no dumb belle at all.
Watch a short clips of Sarah Palin's SNL appearance.

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Sarah Palin draws big ratings for 'Saturday Night Live'

Sarah Palin was mocked at "Saturday Night Live" but she returned it with a big smile. She's such a good sport and humble. Anywhere she goes, she's drawing a huge crowd. I have to say - regardless of what people say and think of her -let's face it, she is going to do a good job for the country if elected. She may be inexperienced (so is Obama) but she is no dumb belle at all.
Watch a short clips of Sarah Palin's SNL appearance.

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Anne Hathaway, Sheryl Crow, Sigourney Weaver: No fans of Sarah Palin

Yes, these three are not pleased with Sarah Palin but they do not represent the majority of the women in Hollywood and a lot of people do not think their opinion even matters. Here are some responses I gathered from this topic:

-When some dumb celeb states that Sarah Palin doesn't have the experience to be VP why don't you ask them what experience does Barrack Obama have to be President.....please somebody ask this just once!

-Obama doesn't have anymore experience than Sarah Palin. I 'm so sick of Hollywood liberals and have heard many other people voice the same comment. Just because Palin doesn't believe anything and everything goes is why they don't like her. Conservative americans want more Hollywood conservatives to step forward and voice their opinions. It may not be considered the most popular thing to do but it will be the most respected.

-So what if a few Hollywood liberal turds don`t like Sarah Palin. If I were a woman, I would be jealous too. Since when did the great Messiah,Obama get experience?.
He did do a great job building a temple for himself in that stadium .
I love all the grandiose promises he makes. There are just so many I cant keep track . Hang in There John McCain. You truly are a great American.

-I am sorry but no. Obama is not that intelligent. He has had everything handed to him in his life. How else do you think he became President of the Harvard Law Review without actually writing anything for it? How else do you think he has been able to be the presidential nominee of a major party after so few years in the Senate?

-He isn't a genius. Any of the choices of his which have been revealed to the public (picking Biden, attending Rev. Wright's church, becoming friends with Bill Ayers, hanging around with Tony Rezko) have shown his poor decisionmaking.

-It is easy to seem smart when the media worships you regardless of how the facts actually play out.

-Now everyone has seen how hateful some people in Hollywood are. Matt Damon, George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar - hateful and bigoted. It is a lesson to the rest of us - who these people really are and NOT to go see their movies or buy their DVDs and to not buy the magazines or newspapers that promote them. LESSON LEARNED.
[The Envelope]

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Barack Obama, William Ayers, and ACORN - this can't be ignored

The relationship the media tells you doesn’t matter, and Obama refuses to reveal the full details on. Well, here are more details for those undecideds. Think before you vote. [stoptheaclu]

Watch this video and take its message seriously. Think, America, think!

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National Review: Doesn’t Fancy Obama Know That HE Could’ve Been Aborted?

Over on the spastic Corner blog at National Review Online, famous conservative Ed Whelan has brought up a very interesting point about the great hypocrite, Barack Obama: that if Roe v. Wade had come to pass but a few Earth-years earlier, the terrible fetus Barack Obama would have almost surely been aborted faster than your average prep school broken-condom demon zygote. Because his mother was a dumb feminist liberal, of course, and all she wanted to do was kill her Barry before too many of his cells duplicated into viable human features. Think about it. It means… nothing. This argument is balls.

OMFG read this, what the hell:

Nearly 48 years ago, a young woman, not yet 18, became pregnant in her freshman year of college. Living in a time and place in which abortion was generally illegal, she proceeded to marry the father of her child and gave birth to a son. Perhaps she would have done so irrespective of the abortion laws at the time, even if, say, she lived in a legal culture that celebrated abortion as a fundamental right. Very possibly not. (I haven’t found any statistics on the percentage of pregnant college freshmen who abort their pregnancies, but indirect indications suggest that it’s very high.)

Barack Obama may actually believe, as he stated yesterday, that Roe v. Wade “was rightly decided.” But it may be very lucky for him, as the son born of that woman, that it hadn’t been decided a dozen or so years earlier.

That Obama may owe his very life to a pre-Roe legal regime that banned abortion is, to be sure, not necessarily a reason that he should favor that regime (though I can’t help noting that Justice Thomas’s critics recklessly accuse him of hypocrisy for opposing racial-preference plans that they say he benefited from). But it ought to lead Obama and others to think more carefully about the valuable role that protective abortion laws play. [NRO]
Indeed, liberals, think of all the other awesome people that have probably been smushed up by some doctor with a vacuum ever since Roe v. Wade. Could there possibly have been a Jesus II that was unwittingly trashed? Or a Mitt Romney SPACE VERSION? Just think about how sad all you liberals would be now if Obama’s mother had put the kibosh on Fetus Barry before you had any idea who he was. You would cry all day. You would CRY ALL DAY like little dumb regulation fairies, which you are.[Wonkette / Brian Beutler]

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Obama, the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate

Catholics who compromises their beliefs by supporting the most committed abortion-rights candidate does not have the true faith in their hearts. Obama catholics are the so-called "Buffet Catholics" or "Catholics in name" only - because they pick and choose what they want to believe - and those who support Obama, pick and choose abortion. If you read along the line, this is one of the changes he promises - but he does it in a subtle way - and once abortion is legalized, it will allow women have abortion as they wish. This is totally wrong and this is not Catholic, not God's at all.

Ab. Chaput calls Obama ‘most committed’ abortion rights candidate since 1973

Archbishop Charles ChaputDenver, Oct 17, 2008 / 07:14 pm (CNA).- In Denver this evening, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke to a group dedicated to promoting the “genius of women” and what they contribute to society. During his talk, Chaput sharply disagreed with Doug Kmiec’s promotion of Sen. Obama, calling him the “most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate … since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

The Archbishop of Denver began his thoughts by offering what one of his friends calls his “Litany to the IRS”: “I’m not here tonight to tell you how to vote. I don’t want to do that, I won’t do that, and I don’t use code language -- so you don’t need to spend any time looking for secret political endorsements.”

Moreover, Chaput emphasized that what he had to say was “as an author and private citizen” and not on behalf of “the Holy See, or the American bishops, or any other bishop, or even officially for the Archdiocese of Denver.” He did, however, say that he believes that he believes his views are “pretty solidly grounded in Catholic teaching and the heart of the Church.”

After speaking about the role of Catholics in the public square and why he wrote his recently published book “Render Unto Caesar,” Chaput then turned to how it has been treated by Pepperdine Law School professor Douglas Kmiec.

“I began work on ‘Render Unto Caesar’ in July 2006. I made the final changes to the text in November 2007. That’s a long time before anyone was nominated for president, and it was Doubleday, not I, that set the book’s release date for August 2008,” he noted.

“So -- unlike Prof. Douglas Kmiec’s recent book, ‘Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Question about Barack Obama,’ which argues a Catholic case for Senator Obama -- I wrote ‘Render Unto Caesar’ with no interest in supporting or attacking any candidate or any political party,” Chaput explained.


While noting that “Prof. Kmiec has a strong record of service to the Church and the nation in his past,” Chaput took exception to Kmiec’s claim that “his reasoning and mine are ‘not far distant on the moral inquiry necessary in the election of 2008’.”

“Unfortunately, he either misunderstands or misuses my words, and he couldn’t be more mistaken,” Chaput stated.

Archbishop Chaput even further specified his stance saying, “I believe that Senator Obama, whatever his other talents, is the most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate of either major party since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

“Despite what Prof. Kmiec suggests,” he continued, “the party platform Senator Obama runs on this year is not only aggressively ‘pro-choice;’ it has also removed any suggestion that killing an unborn child might be a regrettable thing. On the question of homicide against the unborn child – and let’s remember that the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer explicitly called abortion ‘murder’ – the Democratic platform that emerged from Denver in August 2008 is clearly anti-life.”

Chaput also addressed Kmiec’s assertion that there are “defensible motives” to support Obama. “Speaking for myself,” he said, “I do not know any proportionate reason that could outweigh more than 40 million unborn children killed by abortion and the many millions of women deeply wounded by the loss and regret abortion creates.”

The archbishop also offered his analysis of Catholics who argue that “Senator Obama is this year’s ‘real’ prolife candidate.” For Catholics to believe this “requires a peculiar kind of self-hypnosis, or moral confusion, or worse,” he stated.

Such a portrayal of the “2008 Democratic Party presidential ticket as the preferred ‘prolife’ option is to subvert what the word ‘prolife’ means,” he charged, pointing his audience towards Prof. Robert George’s essay “Obama’s Abortion Extremism,” which was published earlier this week on the web site of The Public Discourse.

Groups friendly to the Democrat Party such as “Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” were also criticized by Chaput.

In his words, they have “done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress prolifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.”

According to Archbishop Chaput, there is irony to be found in all of the arguments being made by Catholics in favor of Sen. Barack Obama—none of them are new. “They’ve been around, in one form or another, for more than 25 years.”

“All of them seek to “get beyond” abortion, or economically reduce the number of abortions, or create a better society where abortion won’t be necessary. All of them involve a misuse of the seamless garment imagery in Catholic social teaching. And all of them, in practice, seek to contextualize, demote and then counterbalance the evil of abortion with other important but less foundational social issues.”

“This is a great sadness,” Chaput said.

“Meanwhile, the basic human rights violation at the heart of abortion – the intentional destruction of an innocent, developing human life -- is wordsmithed away as a terrible crime that just can’t be fixed by the law. I don’t believe that. I think that argument is a fraud. And I don’t think any serious believer can accept that argument without damaging his or her credibility. We still have more than a million abortions a year, and we can’t blame them all on Republican social policies. After all, it was a Democratic president, not a Republican, who vetoed the partial birth abortion ban – twice.”

Archbishop Chaput, did not flinch from calling out those Catholics who are uncomfortable with fighting against abortion. Describing the cause as “not the kind of social justice they like to talk about,” he alleged that, “It interferes with their natural political alliances.”

The novelty to Catholic Obama supporters’ approach, explained the archbishop, is “their packaging,” charging that they have mimicked the abortion lobbies’ attempt to undermine the bishops teaching authority in the 70s.

“I think it’s an intelligent strategy,” he commented, adding, “I also think it’s wrong and often dishonest.”

Chaput also disputed the charge leveled by some, including Prof. Nicholas Cafardi, who claim that the struggle over abortion is legally lost. These people “are not just wrong; they’re betraying the witness of every person who continues the work of defending the unborn child. And I hope they know how to explain that, because someday they’ll be required to,” he said.

The archbishop closed his remarks on political life by noting that the country is undergoing difficult times and that “a deep spirit of conflict and anxiety” has crept into this election in particular. Nevertheless, Chaput pointed to Christ saying, “I do believe Scripture when it tells us not to be afraid. God uses each of us to renew the world if we let him.”


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Obama, the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate

Catholics who compromises their beliefs by supporting the most committed abortion-rights candidate does not have the true faith in their hearts. Obama catholics are the so-called "Buffet Catholics" or "Catholics in name" only - because they pick and choose what they want to believe - and those who support Obama, pick and choose abortion. If you read along the line, this is one of the changes he promises - but he does it in a subtle way - and once abortion is legalized, it will allow women have abortion as they wish. This is totally wrong and this is not Catholic, not God's at all.

Ab. Chaput calls Obama ‘most committed’ abortion rights candidate since 1973

Archbishop Charles ChaputDenver, Oct 17, 2008 / 07:14 pm (CNA).- In Denver this evening, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke to a group dedicated to promoting the “genius of women” and what they contribute to society. During his talk, Chaput sharply disagreed with Doug Kmiec’s promotion of Sen. Obama, calling him the “most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate … since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

The Archbishop of Denver began his thoughts by offering what one of his friends calls his “Litany to the IRS”: “I’m not here tonight to tell you how to vote. I don’t want to do that, I won’t do that, and I don’t use code language -- so you don’t need to spend any time looking for secret political endorsements.”

Moreover, Chaput emphasized that what he had to say was “as an author and private citizen” and not on behalf of “the Holy See, or the American bishops, or any other bishop, or even officially for the Archdiocese of Denver.” He did, however, say that he believes that he believes his views are “pretty solidly grounded in Catholic teaching and the heart of the Church.”

After speaking about the role of Catholics in the public square and why he wrote his recently published book “Render Unto Caesar,” Chaput then turned to how it has been treated by Pepperdine Law School professor Douglas Kmiec.

“I began work on ‘Render Unto Caesar’ in July 2006. I made the final changes to the text in November 2007. That’s a long time before anyone was nominated for president, and it was Doubleday, not I, that set the book’s release date for August 2008,” he noted.

“So -- unlike Prof. Douglas Kmiec’s recent book, ‘Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Question about Barack Obama,’ which argues a Catholic case for Senator Obama -- I wrote ‘Render Unto Caesar’ with no interest in supporting or attacking any candidate or any political party,” Chaput explained.


While noting that “Prof. Kmiec has a strong record of service to the Church and the nation in his past,” Chaput took exception to Kmiec’s claim that “his reasoning and mine are ‘not far distant on the moral inquiry necessary in the election of 2008’.”

“Unfortunately, he either misunderstands or misuses my words, and he couldn’t be more mistaken,” Chaput stated.

Archbishop Chaput even further specified his stance saying, “I believe that Senator Obama, whatever his other talents, is the most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate of either major party since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

“Despite what Prof. Kmiec suggests,” he continued, “the party platform Senator Obama runs on this year is not only aggressively ‘pro-choice;’ it has also removed any suggestion that killing an unborn child might be a regrettable thing. On the question of homicide against the unborn child – and let’s remember that the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer explicitly called abortion ‘murder’ – the Democratic platform that emerged from Denver in August 2008 is clearly anti-life.”

Chaput also addressed Kmiec’s assertion that there are “defensible motives” to support Obama. “Speaking for myself,” he said, “I do not know any proportionate reason that could outweigh more than 40 million unborn children killed by abortion and the many millions of women deeply wounded by the loss and regret abortion creates.”

The archbishop also offered his analysis of Catholics who argue that “Senator Obama is this year’s ‘real’ prolife candidate.” For Catholics to believe this “requires a peculiar kind of self-hypnosis, or moral confusion, or worse,” he stated.

Such a portrayal of the “2008 Democratic Party presidential ticket as the preferred ‘prolife’ option is to subvert what the word ‘prolife’ means,” he charged, pointing his audience towards Prof. Robert George’s essay “Obama’s Abortion Extremism,” which was published earlier this week on the web site of The Public Discourse.

Groups friendly to the Democrat Party such as “Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” were also criticized by Chaput.

In his words, they have “done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress prolifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.”

According to Archbishop Chaput, there is irony to be found in all of the arguments being made by Catholics in favor of Sen. Barack Obama—none of them are new. “They’ve been around, in one form or another, for more than 25 years.”

“All of them seek to “get beyond” abortion, or economically reduce the number of abortions, or create a better society where abortion won’t be necessary. All of them involve a misuse of the seamless garment imagery in Catholic social teaching. And all of them, in practice, seek to contextualize, demote and then counterbalance the evil of abortion with other important but less foundational social issues.”

“This is a great sadness,” Chaput said.

“Meanwhile, the basic human rights violation at the heart of abortion – the intentional destruction of an innocent, developing human life -- is wordsmithed away as a terrible crime that just can’t be fixed by the law. I don’t believe that. I think that argument is a fraud. And I don’t think any serious believer can accept that argument without damaging his or her credibility. We still have more than a million abortions a year, and we can’t blame them all on Republican social policies. After all, it was a Democratic president, not a Republican, who vetoed the partial birth abortion ban – twice.”

Archbishop Chaput, did not flinch from calling out those Catholics who are uncomfortable with fighting against abortion. Describing the cause as “not the kind of social justice they like to talk about,” he alleged that, “It interferes with their natural political alliances.”

The novelty to Catholic Obama supporters’ approach, explained the archbishop, is “their packaging,” charging that they have mimicked the abortion lobbies’ attempt to undermine the bishops teaching authority in the 70s.

“I think it’s an intelligent strategy,” he commented, adding, “I also think it’s wrong and often dishonest.”

Chaput also disputed the charge leveled by some, including Prof. Nicholas Cafardi, who claim that the struggle over abortion is legally lost. These people “are not just wrong; they’re betraying the witness of every person who continues the work of defending the unborn child. And I hope they know how to explain that, because someday they’ll be required to,” he said.

The archbishop closed his remarks on political life by noting that the country is undergoing difficult times and that “a deep spirit of conflict and anxiety” has crept into this election in particular. Nevertheless, Chaput pointed to Christ saying, “I do believe Scripture when it tells us not to be afraid. God uses each of us to renew the world if we let him.”


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