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The A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s leaders voted overwhelmingly to endorse Barack Obama for president, saying the federation would spend more than $50 million and deploy more than 250,000 volunteers in this fall’s campaign.

John J. Sweeney, the federation’s president, said, "Barack Obama’s record demonstrates he is a champion for working families and his proposals will improve life for generations of working people and our children."

Sweeney is an avowed socialist.  The "Democratic Left," a publication of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), boasts that Sweeney is a card-carrying DSA member.

U. S. filmmaker Woody Allen, best known for such comedy classics as "Annie Hall," says it will be no laughing matter if Barack Obama fails to win the race for the White House.

"It would be a disgrace and a humiliation if Barack Obama does not win," he told Spanish journalists at the ongoing 56th San Sebastian film festival, where his latest film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is being screened.

"It would be a very, very terrible thing for the United States in many, many ways," he said.

Democratic hopeful Obama, Allen said, is "so much better" than Republican rival John McCain, and "represents a huge step upward from (the) incompetence and misjudgement" of the Bush administration.

"It would be a terrible thing if the American public was not moved to vote for him, that they actually preferred more of the same."

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad weighed in on the US presidential election today, noting that only one of the candidates supports restoring diplomatic contact with Iran.

In response to a question from an American student about whether he supports Democratic nominee Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, Ahmadinejad did not explicitly name Obama but said: "The American government 28 years ago decided on its own to cut its ties with Iran . . .We do prefer to have relations, whereas one of the candidates in this election would prefer that."

Most voters don't seem to care much about foreign affairs these days.  Still, being Mahoud Ahmadinejad's favorite presumably won't be viewed as a plus by most Americans.

The American Hunters and Shooters Association has endorsed Barack Obama.

Who they, you may ask?  Ignoring your appalling grammar for the moment, the AHSA is a bogus "gun-rights" organization set up solely to endorse far left entities like Barack Obama so all you beery gun-humping rednecks will think he’s a bit of okay.

It was founded in 2005 by Ray Schoenke, a Kos diarist who, in fairness, really does shoot ducks, apparently.  At least, most of his conversations seem to take place in a duck blind.  Schoenke has pissed away thousands on Handgun Control, Inc., Americans Coming Together and a dozen of the sleazeballingest Democrats ever to run for public office.  So when Schoenke says "nonpartisan" you can be sure he’s just said a word that has four syllables.

The AHSA domain was originally registered to DCS, a Democrat new media operation, but they must have realized that didn’t look good.



Obama employer, friend and associate, Bill Ayers, has had a 20 year relationship with Obama, and continues to be an Obama supporter.

Ayers, shown standing on the American flag, was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader.  He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left.  Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): "We’re revolutionary Communists."

In the sixties, Ayers advocated that young people kill their parents, and his wife, the terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn praised the Charles Manson murders.  Alongside their Weather Underground cohorts, the pair declared war on the United States and participated in a bombing campaign that hit the Capitol, the Pentagon, and numerous law enforcement agencies.  The couple eventually reinvented themselves -- first as academics, then as players in Chicago-area Democratic politics.

Note:  Barack Obama was serving on the board of the Woods Fund at the same time Ayers danced on the flag.

Click thumbnail to see larger image of Bill Ayers' desecration of the American flag.

The Audacity of Barnes & Noble: Search for 'God' Yields Obama Book.

I was searching for a book I read in college, "God: A Biography." I searched Barnes & Noble's website using the book's title as my search term.  The book I was looking for was the first result given.  The second AND third result?  "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by the Messiah Himself, Barack Obama.

I tried the experiment myself, and sure enough.  Here's the link to the search page.  After the jump you'll see the image of the search page result.

FReeper "Politically Correct," observes, "I can't even imagine a search algorithm that would yield that result unless it includes a line like this:"

if "god" return "obama"

Crack cocaine addict and former DC Mayor, Marion Barry, offered his endorsement on the May 14th O’Reilly Factor -- "I support Barack Obama, he is a good man," said Barry.

Comedienne and performance artist, Sandra Bernhard, attacked the McCain campaign, accusing them of hypocrisy of "holding down the middle classes and the working classes" and "It’s totally hypocritical and stupid of them to point fingers at celebrities."  She also proclaimed her faith in Barack Obama and "I really like Joe Biden quite a bit."

Bernhard show is being performed at Theater J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center and its Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement program.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden took to the airwaves this week to "help" the rookie Barack Obama out of a foreign-policy jam.

Oh sure, admitted Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee had given the "wrong" answer when he said he'd meet unconditionally with leaders of rogue states.  But on the upside, the guy "has learned a hell of a lot."

Somewhere, Obama was muttering an expletive -- and now Joe is Obama's running mate?

Mississippi death row inmate Dale Leo Bishop’s final words before being executed included an endorsement of presidential contender Senator Obama.

"Senator Obama offers hope for people like me," Bishop asserted.  "I have feelings, dreams, and aspirations.  I don’t want to die."

Bishop acknowledged that the election of Obama would come too late to save him, but still urged voters "to consider what kind of a world they want for their children.  Do we really want a justice system focused on ‘an-eye-for-an-eye?’  Or do we want to ‘forgive-and-forget?’  Think about that when you cast your ballots next November."

"For those who oppose the death penalty and want to see it end, our best bet is to vote for Barack Obama because his supporters have been working behind the scenes to end this practice," Bishop said. "God bless America; it's been great living here. That's all."

Senator Obama agreed with the murderer, saying, "there is wisdom in what Mr. Bishop said" and vowed to "change our thinking about what constitutes justice."

Here’s another Obama supporter. This one is an Ohio judge with an attraction to mass murderers and Communist thugs -- and Barack Obama.

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said Tuesday the state's lethal injection procedure is unconstitutional because it doesn't provide the quick and painless death required by Ohio law.

Fox News has just reported that Sen. Robert Byrd, Democratic Senator and former Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County, West Virginia, today endorsed Barack Hussein Obama.

This is the same Robert Byrd who was still using the N-word in television interviews as recently as 2001.
 

The same Robert Byrd, who wrote in a December 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side."  Byrd added that, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels."

Former President and Hamas dupe, Jimmy Carter, has given Obama a major boost by calling for the bitter Democratic nomination battle to end on June 3rd and speaking glowingly of Obama's ability to "transform the image" of America.

Carter did not formally endorse Obama but in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he made it crystal clear where his sympathies lie.  He even sketched out the kind of inaugural address the first black United States president could deliver.

If the first statement he made was, "while I’m president of the United States we will never torture another prisoner, and while I’m President of the United States, we will never go to war unless our own security is directly threatened" ... it would transform the image of the United States in the minds of many people around the world.

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro backs Obama.
 
The former communist president of communist Cuba, Fidel Castro, is supporting Barack Obama in the race for the White House.  Castro, who stepped down in February because of continuing poor health, said the Democratic Senator was the most "advanced" candidate running for the U.S. presidency.

"As I left Havana earlier this month," writes Dr. Rens Lee, senior fellow at Philadelphia's prestigious Foreign Policy Research Institute, "Cuba was eagerly awaiting the United States' November presidential elections.  The buzz around the capital, reportedly from a highly placed source, was that Barack Obama has already talked to Raul Castro by phone."

More than 80 attorneys who have been offering free-of-charge legal services to Guantánamo detainees issued a statement Monday supporting Obama's presidential bid.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is representing several of the Gitmo detainees (such as Majid Khan) in court.  Not only are they representing individual terrorists, but they are also coordinating all the legal representation for most of the detainees -- more than 500 pro-bono lawyers.

The CCR's funding statement reveals that the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) was a major donor to the CCR's work.  The IIIT was raided in 2002 by Federal agents as part of a terror-funding investigation.

Not surprising that lawyers for Muslim terrorists would support Obama.

CNN responsible for Major Primary Corruption in the Democrat Primaries.

Almost non-stop for approximately 15 months, CNN, which has endorsed Sen. Obama, ALSO gave Sen. Obama coverage all day while bad mouthing Sen. Clinton all day long.  When you calculate what this was worth -- in what was in effect free advertising FOR Obama and using $1 million a minute for air time on a channel as CNN -- you come up with a number of approximately $300 billion in free  advertising FOR Sen. Obama (if you watch CNN you saw their ads for Obama all day long).

 


The Communist Party of Illinois is working for Obama.  "What Obama can do for the country will help all communities including providing jobs and health care.  And the number one issue is stopping the Iraq war, which is draining our economic resources.  If those things bear fruit, then they will benefit all working-class communities."

 



The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

Barack Obama’s campaign has so far generated the most excitement, attracted the most votes, most volunteers and the most money.  We think the basic reason for this is that his campaign has the clearest message of unity and progressive change, while having a real possibility for victory in November.

We will work with others to defeat the Republican nominee and to end right-wing control of the new Congress.

In the long run, we see the need for an independent "people’s party" -- an electoral party that will unite labor and all democratic forces.  We also are working for a political system and government whose priority is to watch the backs of working families, not fill the pockets of the corporate fat cats. 

Our slogan, "people before profits" and our goal of "Bill of Rights socialism" say it all.

And check out the main page of the official CPUSA website.

The Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism are supporting Obama in the 2008 US Presidential Elections, writing: "Barack Obama is an attractive, articulate and talented politician.  A former community organizer among unemployed steel workers in Chicago, a civil rights lawyer and a progressive State Senator in Illinois, he has captured that intense desire for change.  "Change" has become the theme of his campaign, resonating so strongly with voters, that most of the other candidates of both parties have imitated it.

Hollywood star George Clooney said he was backing Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama here Monday as Hollywood gathered for a pre-Oscars bash on the eve of "Super Tuesday."

Speaking to reporters at the annual Oscars nominees luncheon, "Michael Clayton" and "Ocean's 13" star Clooney said he had been a long-time backer of Obama and was impressed by the Illinois senator's increased momentum.

"I've been an Obama guy for a year and a half and I'm very excited by his campaign," Clooney said.  "It just seems that the more time he's out there, his numbers keep growing.  So I'm very, very encouraged."

Hip-hop entrepreneur Puff-Daddy/P-Diddy led the "Obama or Die" chant at the the Black Entertainment Television awards in June, 2008.

He didn't bomb the Capitol or rob banks like his contemporaries in the Weather Underground.

But Carl Davidson, a former vice president of the Students for a Democratic Society who traveled to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and still praises the dictator today, is another proud radical for Barack Obama, serving faithfully as webmaster for "Progressives for Obama."

On his blog, Davidson talks about meeting Castro in 1968: "He is a remarkable man, with a photographic memory, wide knowledge and keen insights.  Cuba will change after him, though, as brother Raul is already looking into the socialist market economy in China and Vietnam, but will undoubtedly make any reforms 'in the Cuban way.'  We should all wish Fidel and Cuba well, and double our voices against the blockade."

Davidson and Hayden take credit for launching the "Venceremos Brigade," hundreds of young Americans who were covertly transported to Cuba to help harvest sugar cane and mingle with the communist revolutionary leadership in Havana.

Davidson muses about how he could not support John Kerry for president in 2004 because he was not progressive enough.  But he is stoked for Obama.  Recently, he helped organize the 2002 rally in which Obama first spoke out against the Iraq War.

While he is a skilled candidate, Barack Obama's ability to surprise, stun and sweep over the vaunted Clinton Machine to capture the Democratic nomination was rooted in his background as a community organizer.  He's now turning those skills to the general election.

But liberals aren't just on the march on the presidential level.  This year, liberal activists are spending parts of the fortunes of their wealthy donors to transform politics at the state and local level.

In 2005, billionaire investor and principal Obama supporter, George Soros, convened a group of 70 super-rich liberal donors in Phoenix to evaluate why their efforts to defeat President Bush had failed.  One conclusion was that they needed to step up their long-term efforts to dominate key battleground states.  The donors formed a group called Democracy Alliance to make grants in four areas: media, ideas, leadership and civic engagement.  Since then, Democracy Alliance partners have donated over $100 million to key progressive organizations.

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has launched a scathing attack on U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accusing him of gleaning support from the Ku Klux Klan.

The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., insists the Democratic candidate has received funding from the KKK.

He tells the Guardian, "The KKK gave Obama money.  They was (sic) one of his biggest supporters ...  Why wouldn't they be?  The media won't tell you that.  They don't want you to know that.  They just want you to know that this [bleep] befriended this other [bleep] who be (sic) threatening your values.

"But we all know all presidents lie to get into [bleep] office.  That's they (sic) job."

But Snoop insists Obama will still emerge victorious in the upcoming presidential elections.  He adds, "In America's eyes, that mutha[bleep]'s gonna be president 'cos (John) McCain can't [bleep] with him.  Hillary (Clinton) can't [bleep] with him.  He's winning over white people, white ladies."

Ex-U.S. presidential nominee Michael Dukakis backs Obama.  He lauded the Democratic candidate by saying, "Obama is the person who knows the challenges facing our country better than anyone else."

Katie Couric returned at the end of the 6:30 PM EST CBS Evening News feed to reiterate "our top story tonight:"

"John Edwards endorses Barack Obama, saying he's one man who knows in his heart that it's time to create one America, not two."

Besides the Breck Boy, who says there's two Americas?

Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim congressman, a supporter of Obama, said in an interview with The Huffington Post, said the Clinton camp was "opportunistically trying to reap the benefit" of voter concerns about Obama's religious beliefs.  Ellison, who is a declared supporter of Senator Barack Obama, faced fierce religious attacks in his election to congress two years ago.

"People are going to throw some stuff on the wall and see what sticks and at this point the Clinton camp is trying to do whatever it can to be successful," said the Minnesota Democrat.  "And if that means benefiting from political bigotry, I don't think they will try to put a stop to it."

"I think that Barack Obama' s Democratic opponents will say and do anything to try and win," he said.  "I don't think there's much doubt of that.  And so, I think that pretty much would explain [Clinton's] comments."

Democratic presidential presumptive Sen. Barack Obama (IL) met with his terrorist supporting fundraiser, Jodie Evans, at a $5 million Hollywood fundraiser held last week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on Tuesday, June 24.

In what can only be described as a big middle finger to the veterans and military families who have urged Obama to renounce Evans, Obama met with Evans and was photographed with her at the fundraiser.

Evans is co-founder of the leftist anti-American group Code Pink.  She and Code Pink have endorsed the terrorists in Iraq and have sent over $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to "the other side" in Fallujah.

Evans said in an interview last month, on June 3, that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had a "valid argument" for attacking America on Sept. 11, 2001.

When Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007, he turned to Jodie Evans, who had just returned from Cuba as a guest of the Castro government where she was protesting against America, to co-host his first big Hollywood fundraiser.  He also tapped Evans to bundle between $50,000 and $100,000 for his campaign.  Evans personally gave the legal maximum, $2300, to Obama’s campaign.

A video posted at Indybay.org shows Evans’ fellow co-founder of Code Pink, Fidel Castro groupie Medea Benjamin, describing in great detail Evans’ meeting with Obama last week:

Obama's official poster-maker, Shepard Fairey, loves Stalin, Mao, and the rest.

One of the most prominent Los Angeles artists, Fairey, made a brief statement, noting his "great conviction that Barack Obama should be the next President."  Poster sales, he added, would underwrite "a large statewide poster campaign."

In addition to popping up on many streets, the image later made its way onto a T-shirt, created in collaboration with the San Francisco street-wear brand Upper Playground -- and apparently onto the radar of the Obama campaign.  The candidate himself sent a thank-you note (at link) and his campaign had Fairey create a new poster that became the inaugural offering in an "Artists for Obama" section of the barackobama.com online store.  Fairey told Creativity Online that while he has been politically active, there’s something new in the enthusiasm he now professes to feel. "I just thought it was time to stick my neck out."

Lots of Fairey's anti-American graphics here.

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said on February 23rd, 2008, that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world."

"This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said.  "This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow.  If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion's founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

"A black man with a white mother became a savior to us," he told the crowd of mostly followers.  "A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall."

Farrakhan rebuilt the Nation of Islam, which promotes black empowerment and nationalism, in the late 1970's after W.D. Mohammed, the son of longtime leader Elijah Mohammed, moved his followers toward mainstream Islam.

Farrakhan has drawn attention for calling Judaism a "gutter religion" and suggesting crack cocaine might have been a CIA plot to enslave blacks.

In October, 2008, Louis Farrakhan referred to OBAMA as the messiah. (video)

Jane Fonda, the actress and ardent anti-Vietnam war advocate who visited North Vietnam during those hostilities, has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.

There were no formal ceremonies for the endorsement.

Fonda was eating out last night and exited the restaurant, ignoring as celebrities often do the assembled press contingent.

But a video camera was rolling as she approached the street and someone, perhaps just trying to get her to turn around for a picture, shouted out at her back, "Who are you going to vote for?"

There was a moment of silence.  Then, the actress did turn around toward the cameras, paused and with a smile said simply, "Obama!"  Then she got into a car and drove away.

Here's something that ought to get you to the polls.

80 percent of the French want the Democrat candidate, Obama, to win the US presidency while only eight percent favor John McCain.

A separate survey showed that if Russians were allowed to vote in U.S. polls, they would prefer Democrat Barack Obama to Republican John McCain.

Obama has picked up another far-left endorsement.  This one is from Britain's treacherous Labour MP, George Galloway.

In return for a gigantic 375,000-a-year, stolen from the impoverished Iraqi people, this traitor toured the world’s media proclaiming the Butcher of Baghdad a kind and decent human being.

As an honored guest, he visited Saddam in 2002 in his bomb-proof shelter far below the surface of the Iraqi desert.

When British troops went into battle to remove this despot from power, Galloway despicably urged the Arab world to rise up and kill them.

The editor of a national publication for gay men, Genre, Neal Boulton, told us, "I openly -- no, flamingly -- endorse Obama, whether he says he's for gay marriage or not.  I know under Obama, it will only be a matter of time until the country sees the legalization of gay marriage."

James Hipps, project manager for gay-marketing firm Vibe Media, said, "I am appalled.  For our gay-lesbian- bisxexual-transgender rights to continue to grow and not further diminish, then we need to stand behind [Obama].

Former Vice President Al Gore will appear in Detroit tonight for his debut campaign appearance with Senator Barack Obama, extending an endorsement and urging all Democrats to rally behind the party’s fall ticket.

"A few hours from now I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama," Mr. Gore said in an e-mail sent to his supporters.  "From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States."

The Obama campaign has claimed to be "flattered" by the fact that the terrorist organization Hamas' endorsement compared their candidate to John Kennedy.  Obama himself told the Atlantic magazine that he understands why Hamas would support him.  "It’s conceivable that there are those in the Arab world who say to themselves, 'This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he’s not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush.'"

In case you were wondering who Tom Hanks is voting for -- Obama -- and he made his own video to say so.

It's less irritating than you’d expect thanks to his self-deprecation and candor.  There’s no nutrootsy pretense here about having closely studied anyone’s platform; he wants a black president and he likes what he’s seen of the guy’s character, case closed.

Most people will vote for similar intangibles, or because there’s one issue above all on which they agree with their candidate (e.g., me backing Captain Amnesty for his Iraq policy).  Which, incidentally, explains why the Wright and Ayers associations are legitimate issues.

Former SDS president Tom Hayden is also in the Obama camp.  Hayden organized the made-for-TV protest outside the 1968 Chicago convention.  But the catharsis of throwing debris at the Chicago police, the purer-than-thou sanctimony that tolerated no distinction between Lyndon Johnson and Eugene McCarthy, and the exhilaration of "voting in the streets" instead of in election booths combined to ensure liberal defeats.  Hayden’s orchestrated anarchy proved more damaging to Humphrey’s presidential aspirations than any dirty trick Nixon’s henchmen could have dreamed up.

Now Hayden is one of the organizers of Progressives for Obama.

Francoise Hollande, the head of France’s Socialist Party, has endorsed Barack Obama for U.S. president, and promised "to work for the senator’s victory," in the words of the Associated Press in an unbylined article.

The article goes on to say, "but he (Hollande) acknowledged that the French Socialists’ endorsement could end up tarnishing Obama’s image in the eyes of the American electorate, given the way some voters regard socialism."

Gwen Ifill, the moderator for October's Palin-Biden presidential debate has a financial (and personal) interest in the success of Obama's campaign.

But, as Michelle Malkin notes,  there is nothing "moderate" about where Ifill stands on Barack Obama.  She's so far in the tank for the Democrat presidential candidate, her oxygen delivery line is running out.

In an imaginary world where liberal journalists are held to the same standards as everyone else, Ifill would be required to make a full disclosure at the start of the debate.  She would be required to turn to the cameras and tell the national audience that she has a book coming out on January 20, 2009 -- the same day as the inauguration of the next president of the United States.

The title of Ifill's book?  "Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama."  Nonpartisan my foot.

Jesse Jackson claims to be a strong supporter of Obama, but he was recorded over an open mike, saying "I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off." (video)

 

The reason, "Barack . . . he's talking down to black people . . . telling ni&&ers how to behave."

These comments are not the first the elder Jackson has had to explain after believing he was off the record.

In 1984, Jackson called New York City “Hymietown,” referring to the city’s large Jewish population.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), son of the one-time presidential contender, said Obama’s victory overwhelmed him.

"I cried all night.  I’m going to be crying for the next four years," he said.  "What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance."

Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., was the anonymous "Senate Candidate No. 5" whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

On Tuesday, embattled Rep. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-New Orleans, became the first of Louisiana's four Democratic congressional members to back Obama's candidacy.

Federal agents searched the Washington, DC, home of the Louisiana congressman, who was under investigation on bribery charges, in 2006, finding $90,000 in "cold cash" in his freezer.

Gotta get on board early to be in position for those presidential pardons.

Ted, Caroline and Patrick Kennedy endorse Obama.

Obama's campaign will send Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, to Indianapolis on Friday on Obama's behalf.

Kennedy and her son Max will attend a memorial ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 10th, John Kerry, malingerer, perjurer, traitor and the LOSER of the 2004 presidential election, endorses Obama.

Image AP/Carlos Osorio

A few days before Eliot Spitzer went down in flames, in March, a highly-connected Barack Obama super-delegate was mired in accusations of corruption, bid-rigging and a dead-stripper sex scandal.

Usually the media love to report the downfall of party bigwigs, but not in the case of Detroit's youngest mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.  Much of the media downplayed the mayor's scandals and did not report his party, let alone his status as a Democratic power player who can influence the election.

Kwame, who is the son of Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), is not just any mayor.  He was a Democratic rising star, who spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and is the superdelegate to the 2008 convention thanks to his position as Vice President of the Conference of Democratic Mayors.

Backing a major-party candidate for president would have been anathema to Michael Klonsky 40 summers ago, when the organization he led, Students for a Democratic Society, urged young people to spurn elections.  "By ’68, our line was 'Vote in the Streets,'" Klonsky told me last spring.  "We thought we had to fight with Eugene McCarthy and those people."  In August 1968, protesters clashed with police outside the Democratic Party’s national convention in Chicago -- but far from being political innocents who took to the streets to protest Vietnam War hawks’ capture of the Democratic presidential nomination, many of them never supported antiwar candidates McCarthy and Robert Kennedy.  "Those of us who have been in the streets for the past five days didn’t give a flying fuck whether McCarthy would win or lose," SDS declared in posters around Chicago, "and now that he’s lost, still don’t."  On the eve of the general election of that year -- in which less than 1 percentage point would separate the popular-vote totals of Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey -- Klonsky’s SDS bluntly proclaimed: "The elections don’t mean shit."

Klonsky, whose disgust for mainstream politics led him to launch a new, Maoist Communist Party in the 1970s, today supports Barack Obama so enthusiastically that until recently he was blogging on the Illinois senator’s campaign website.  And boycotting this November’s election, Klonsky maintains, would be a "tragic mistake."

Ludacris has since been mum on who would get his endorsement.  But during a recent concert in Philadelphia mere days before Pennsylvania’s pivotal primary, Ludacris stated that "Barack Obama has my unwavering support for his bid to be the next President of the United States."  He then went on to wax poetic:

Hit the stage and knock the curtains down
I f#ck the crowd up - that’s what I do
Young and successful - a s#x symbol
The b#tches want me to f#ck - true true
Hold up wait up, shorty
“Oh wazzzupp, get my d#ck sucked, what are yoouu doin’?”
Sidelinin’ my f#ckin’ bussiness
Tryin’ to get my baby child support soon


Then he broke into the chorus:

Move b#tch, get out the way
Get out the way b#tch, get out the way
Move b#tch, get out the way
Get out the way b#tch, get out the way

Patrick Leahy, the far-left senator and jihad-collaborator from Vermont, chairman of the Judiciary Committee and one of the most anti-war and anti-Bush members of Congress, has endorsed the Obamessiah.

Leahy has been one of the biggest impediments to the successful prosecution of the War in Iraq.

He has been one of the top three supporters of jihadists in the U. S. Congress.

Spike Lee backs Obama, sees "Chocolate City."

Director Spike Lee, whose movies often cast a jaundiced eye on U.S. racial politics, predicted a presidential victory for black Democrat Barack Obama that would mark a "new day" for the United States.

"It's going to be before Obama, 'B.B.,' and after Obama -- 'A.B.' -- and some folks need to get used to this," Lee said. "And I'm going to be at the inauguration -- getting my hotel reservation now."

HBO's Bill Maher was spewing some extraordinary hatred for his fellow countrymen again Friday night, this time claiming that he doesn't "trust Americans to do the right thing or make the right choices -- They're just too f***ing dumb."

Why does he feel this way?

Because not everyone is going to vote for Barack Obama.

Yes, folks, if you don't vote for the Messiah, it has nothing to do with the issues, or whether the junior senator from Illinois isn't qualified, or even because you think John McCain is a better candidate.

According to Maher, if you don't vote for Obama, you're "just too f***ing dumb."  (video)

Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama?

Obama’s useful idiot minions on college campuses across America may have no clue what types of change Obama has in store for America.  But every Marxist, Socialist and Communist around the globe, knows all too well…

“We support Barack Obama because he knows what is best for the people!” 

According to the group’s statement on Obama’s web site, "This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency." -- "Under Karl Marx’s writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat."

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Obama's Media Army, populated by the leftists in the Fifth Estate, are outraged after last week's Democratic debate.  They were offended that moderators Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos asked questions that Obama didn't want to answer.  Worse, they continued to press Obama even when the displeased candidate assured them these were old and tired questions -- Obama likes to call anything negative a "distraction."

The uproar is the latest confirmation of the special place Obama holds in the hearts of a good part of the legacy media, a status ensured by their shared political sympathies and his star power.  That status has in turn given rise to a tendency to provide generous explanations, and put the best possible gloss on missteps and utterances seriously embarrassing to Obama.

An example of this bias was provided by David Gergen, the senior CNN commentator, who said, "Actually, Rev. Wright may love this country more than many of us ... but we've fallen short" -- Gag!

These issues -- the unanswered, the suspect -- that outraged press partisans have attempted to dismiss as trivia and gossip, largely forgotten by the public, are unlikely to be forgotten, either today or in the general election, nor are they trivial.  This, Messrs. Gibson and Stephanopoulos clearly understood when they chose their questions, and Obama's answers told far more than he or his managers wished.

Offered a chance to explain the meaning of his remarks about the reasons people living in small towns cling to guns and religion, he went on to repeat them all over again in different words.  What there was in those remarks, what attitudes shown, that had offended people, he had still not grasped.  In short, what he had said that day he'd meant to say.

This Nov. 6, 2008, Reuters headline, "Media bias largely unseen in U.S. presidential race," was laughable because almost everyone saw it.  American voters, by an 8-1 margin, said they witnessed a pro-Obama press, and even Time's Mark Halperin said the "extreme pro-Obama coverage" represented a "disgusting failure of people in our business."

Sadly funny examples galore make up the evidence.  The most famous was MSNBC's Chris Matthews saying on Feb. 12 that when Obama spoke, "I felt this thrill going up my leg."  But during 2008 other journalists fell in love:

New York Times reporter Michael Powell in January: "He has that close-cropped hair and the high-school-smooth face with that deep saxophone of a voice.  His . . . words mine a vein of American history that leaves more than a few listeners misty-eyed."
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While channel surfing the Sunday Morning political talk shows I stumbled upon "Meet the Press."

Upon seeing Russert's guests, it occurred to me that this discussion show should really be called, "Meet the Democrats" -- check out the lineup of THIS "fair and balanced" panel:



Pictured, are David Brody, Maureen Dowd, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gwen Ifill, Ruth Marcus & Jon Meacham.  Along with Russert, every one of these seven are Democratic Party operatives and committed Progressives (the politically correct term for socialists).

The entire discussion consisted of pumping up Obama, making excuses for his gaffes, damning the blogsphere for exposing Obama's leftists and racist past and associates -- oh, and finding no redeeming qualities with the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain.

Former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate and an early backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined a noisy rally for Barack Obama on Friday night, describing the Illinois senator as a "ripple of hope" who can win the White House.

McGovern has shifted his allegiance to Obama and suggested it's time for Clinton to pull the plug. He offered an explanation to a cheering crowd of 6,500.

"Last October, I endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton," said McGovern.  "She and her remarkable husband, President Clinton, way back 36 years ago worked their hearts out for me in that 1972 presidential campaign.  While I endorsed Senator Obama, the Clintons have remained my treasured friends."

"So he's returning the favor by throwing them under the bus -- ahhh, the loyalty of liberals!

Outspoken, propaganda film-maker Michael Moore  endorsed Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama, decrying the "downright disgusting" campaign tactics of Hillary Clinton.

The Oscar-winning writer and director has accused the New York senator of "stoking the fears of white America" against the mixed-race Obama.

He cited Clinton's mention of radical US Islamic leader Louis Farrakhan during a televised debate last week, in connection with Obama's controversial former pastor Jeremiah Wright.

That, according to Moore, was an attempt to "smear the black man" so as to sway Democratic grandees known as superdelegates who look set to decide the presidential nomination.

Moore said he was endorsing the movement for change represented by the "exceptional" Obama, in order to end the war in Iraq and to hold corporate America to account.

"We know there are still many Americans who will never vote for a black man.  Hillary knows it, too.  She's counting on it."

On February 1st, 2008, Obama received the endorsement of the  George Soros-funded socialists at MoveOn.org.

This is the group responsible for the despicable General Betray Us ads. 

MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser said the country needs a president to end the war (not win the war), provide universal health care, address climate change, restore America's standing in the world and "change business as usual in Washington."

Soros' 34-year-old son Jonathan Soros, an attorney and financier, recently promoted to deputy manager of Soros Fund Management LLC., is personally involved with MoveOn.org's activities.

MSNBC has been criticized as being in the tank for Barack Obama.  And so today, when the Obama campaign launched its own rumor-squelching website, MSNBC was all-too-eager to promote the site through several news bits.

But there was just one problem.  For a time this afternoon, MSNBC mistakenly promoted the prank site above (UPDATE: site has since been pulled and its URL removed), as opposed to the actual Obama site.

Proving the point, In September, 2008, Keith Olbermann and Chris "the Tingler" Matthews have been fired from political coverage.

With much of the nation sampling TV coverage of the Democratic Convention, things are getting a bit dicey for NBC News.  For months that organization has tilted heavily toward promoting Barack Obama for president, thereby violating traditional journalistic tenets.

According to a recent study by the Media Research Center, "NBC Nightly News" has the most lopsided pro-Obama coverage among national TV news operations.  The MRC found that pro-Obama reports outnumber anti-Obama reports by 10 to one on "NBC Nightly News" -- an amazing statistic.

NBC -- "National Barack Channel"
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The original -- from my private cache


Muslim Americans for Obama '08 features the masthead comment, "DONATE TODAY: One $1 DOLLAR for ONE NATION UNDER GOD"

In case there is any doubt as to which "God" these folks are speaking of, the first two paragraphs make it abundantly clear.

With God's Name ~ Quran 49:13 Oh Mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. The best of you, in the sight of God, is the best in conduct. Allah is the best knower, aware.

As Salaam Alaikum, (The Peace of God Be Upon You) and welcome to Muslim Americans for Obama'08.

“Muslim Americans for Obama ’08,” proposes installing Muslim prayer areas in public places and giving Muslims time off for prayer and has denounced Obama’s colleagues in the U.S. Senate who happen to be Jewish.

On the blog, which is attached to BarackObama.com, viewers can read about “the Senate pro-Israeli zionist hawk Joe Lieberman,”

Further troubling are the following “Issues & Solutions” on the site:

-- Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.
 
-- Make the 2 Eid’s recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.

-- Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)

On the right side of the website’s homepage is a link to Aswat Al-Islam, a radical Islamic multimedia outlet.  Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 lists it as "Quran (Audio) English Translation."


There is a link, under "Resources" on the first page that directs the reader to a Wikipedia definition of "Who is a Muslim."  Some extracts are:

"The Qur'an describes as Muslims many Biblical prophets and messengers: Adam, Noah (Arabic: Nuh), Moses (Arabic: Musa) and Jesus (Arabic: Isa) and his apostles."

In Surah 3:52 of the Qur'an, Jesus’ disciples tell Jesus: "do thou bear witness that we are Muslims".

The Muslim American Society (MAS) is an organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

On its website's "Personality Page," the MAS displays a photo and short bio of Barack Hussein Obama along with other prominent Muslims, such as Malcolm X, Saladin and Moqtada al-Sadr.

A 2004 Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that, after a contentious debate, U.S. leaders of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood decided in 1993 to begin calling themselves the Muslim American Society.  The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Islamist group that largely operates underground.  The Brotherhood's goal is to spread the rule of Islamic law throughout the world.  Key Muslim Brotherhood ideologues, including founder Hassan al-Banna, have endorsed violence as a means of doing so.

Today, MAS' leaders admit that the group was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, but claim that MAS has evolved since then.

MAS' magazine, The American Muslim provides a snapshot of where MAS really stands on terrorism.  The March 2002 issue includes a fatwa endorsing suicide bombings against Israelis, which states that "martyr operations are not suicide and should not be deemed as unjustifiable means of endangering one's life."  The fatwa goes on to say that in suicide bombings, "the Muslim sacrifices his own life for the sake of performing a religious duty, which is jihad against the enemy."

It's no surprise that NARAL would endorse a man who voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times while a state senator in Illinois.

"Sen. Obama gets it," said Dennis Van Roekel, president of National Education Association. "He knows that reform cannot take place overnight or by using quick fixes. Obama wants to invest in comprehensive strategies, both immediate and long-term, which will pay dividends for our children, our economy and our country."

Obama has the endorsement of the New Black Panther Party -- and it's on the Obama 08 website. (Oh no it's not.  After the Rev. Wright dustup, the Obamalites took it down -- before and after images)

"Barack Obama represents 'Positive Change' for all of America.  Obama will stir the 'Melting Pot' into a better "Molten America.'"

Read The New Black Panther Party 10 Point Platform

Obama actively sought and received the stamp of approval of a Marxist third party that operated briefly in Chicago between 1992 and 1998.  The group was called the New Party and was started in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).

The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats.  The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN.  The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

New York Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama is an organization of more than 100 New York feminist leaders. It released a joint statement Sunday afternoon criticizing Hillary Clinton and supporting Obama for president.

Clinton's support for the war in Iraq was the leading reason she lost the support of the group.

Those endorsing Obama include longtime peace activist Cora Weiss; Katha Pollitt, columnist for The Nation; Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times writer Margo Jefferson; award-winning women's rights historians Alice Kessler Harris and Linda Gordon; Barbara Weinstein, president of the American Historical Association, and Ellen P. Chapnick, Dean for Social Justice Initiatives at Columbia Law School.  Susan Sarandon and Francis Fox Piven signed on Monday.

In other words -- the hard-core lefties.

The Obama Supporters for Marijuana Law Reform supports Obama, and right up there on the Obama '08 website.



The Group Profile claims:

"The War on Drugs is another "Dumb" war!  It is also a forgotten war.  The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and the American Civil Liberties Union agree that Marijuana should be legalized.  So do we.  We do not endorse illegal drug use, but we do denounce a hopeless war against our own citizens, which is only profiting the large Alcohol interests."

Welcome to Obama Youth, a website for young supporters of Barack Obama.  The purpose of this site is to provide both individuals and groups a central place to share ideas, locate resources, organize events and communicate about supporting the candidacy of Senator Obama.  While many of us may not yet be old enough to vote, we still have the ability to make a difference, spread the word, and shape Obama's platform.

 

Now, check out the symbol for "Obama Youth."  It is the Islamic crescent.

 

And be sure to watch the short video that calls for the end of the "useless war."

(More butt-covering -- the logo has been changed -- click link)

From the Urban Dictionary

1. Obammunist:  Devout followers of Senator Barack Hussein Obama, 2008 US Presidential candidate, usually characterized by screams, tears of joy and a desire for "change." Usually found at Obama rallies, Starbucks and college campuses.

2. Obammunist:  A bizarre cult of the personality arising in the 3rd Millennium in the United States in which millions of people discarded all forms of rational thought and became mesmerized by the liquid delivery style of Senator Barack Obama.  These people were led, Pied Piper like, into the swamps of despair upon discovering that Obama's far left philosophy didn't work any better than any of the other socialist experiments of the past century.

"A leader that God has blessed us with at this time."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing the Obamamessiah.

Planned Parenthood, the zealous advocate for abortion rights, said on July 7th, that it is throwing its full support behind the Democratic candidate.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States. He is a passionate advocate for women's rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women's health care. As president, he will improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, support comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.

On February 14, 2008, President Daniel Ortega, the communist who led a Soviet-backed 1979 revolution in Nicaragua, endorsed Obama, saying Barack Obama's presidential bid is a "revolutionary" phenomenon in the United States.

"It's not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. ... but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change,"

Ortega, described Obama as a spokesman for the millions of Central American and Mexican citizens who migrate to the U.S., and said he has "faith in God and in the North American people, and above all in the youth, that the moment of great change in the U.S. will come and it will act differently, with justice and equality toward all nations."

Progressives For Obama (PFO) was established in March 2008.  It was co-founded by Tom Hayden, a Students for a Democratic Society organizer who collaborated with North Vietnamese Communists during the Vietnam War and organized riots at the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago.

Here is a partial list of the PFO's members:

Danny Glover, actor and leftist ideologue who has ardently supported the regimes of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Barbara Ehrenreich, the Honorary Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a former Maoist and current DSA leader who serves as executive editor of Black Commentator, and who co-founded the Black Radical Congress, which has close ties to the Communist Party USA.

A key member of PFO's leadership is its Internet webmaster Carl Davidson, a Marxist who is also a national steering committee member of United for Peace and Justice, a prominent member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, an admirer of Fidel Castro, and a former vice president of Students for a Democratic Society.

Senator Bernie Sanders is the only openly socialist member of the U.S. Senate.

Political scientist Andrew Hacker is the author of the 1992 book Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal).

Leslie Cagan is the pro-Castro co-chair of United For Peace and Justice.

The teachings of the Holy Quran

In another example of the Obamalytes scrubbing the web of unflattering (to Obama) content, Project Islamic H. O. P. E., which follows the teachings of the Holy Quran and the example of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has removed this home page banner that featured Obama:

 

 

and replaced it with this bipartisan one, that features Arnold (first example of Muslim humor I've ever seen):

 


Project Islamic H. O. P. E. support and follow the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, one of the world’s foremost Islamic leaders.

 

Project HOPE has added a disclaimer, that is also new:  "Pictures above are of Project Islamic H. O. P. E's Najee Ali in action at various events.  No other persons pictured above are members of our organization" --

That means you, Arnold.

Libya's Qadhafi, in remarks made marking the anniversary of the U.S. air raid on Libya endorsed Obama.  MEMRI provides this transcript:

"There are elections in America now.  Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia.  His name is Obama.  All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man.  They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."

"We still hope that this black man will take pride in his African and Islamic identity, and in his faith, and that [he will know] that he has rights in America, and that he will change America from evil to good, and that America will establish relations that will serve it well with other peoples, especially the Arabs."

If Barack Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night.

Speaking at a public interview in Trinity College in advance of his conferral with an honorary degree by the university today, Redford said he hoped Obama would win because while John McCain "represents yesterday," the Democrat embodied the sort of change America needed.

Asked by Michael Dwyer, film correspondent of The Irish Times, if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes.  Where my country is at the moment, I'm not confident of anything.  I'm hopeful.

"I think Obama is not tall on experience . . . but I believe he's a really good person.  He's smart.  And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.

"...I believe he's a really good person." -- Why does anybody listen to actors?

During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more campaign cash from convicted businessman, Tony Rezko and his associates, than he has publicly acknowledged, the Chicago Sun-Times has found.

Seven months ago, Obama told the Sun-Times his "best estimate" was that Rezko raised "between $50,000 and $60,000" during Obama's political career.

However, Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle.  Additionally, Obama also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since the mid-1990s.

A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Rezko  just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, a recent investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr. Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

With the corruption trial of one of Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime friends and supporters set to begin on March 3rd, in Chicago, reform watchdogs say it will reveal the "cesspool" of Illinois politics in which Obama came of age and has said little about in his campaign for president.

With the corruption trial of a longtime friend and supporter of Sen. Barack Obama set to begin next week in Chicago, the judge ruled today that federal prosecutors will be able to show the jury photos of Tony Rezko's suburban mansion because they are evidence of "events that occurred" there and of his "opulent lifestyle."


 
Rezko, charged in a scheme to bribe and corrupt Illinois officials, held numerous fundraising events at his Wilmette mansion, including one for the 2004 senate campaign of Obama that raised more than $60,000.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Obama and Rezko.

Obama's Iraqi Oil for Food connection -- The Obama-Rezko-Auchi-Alsammarae conspiracy.

A reader just emailed this really great interactive timeline from the Chicago-Tribune.  It documents Obama's long relationship with Tony Rezko, who has just been found guilty on 16 of 24 counts, involving mail/wire fraud, money laundering, and corrupt solicitation charges.

Good stuff -- can't be excerpted -- go to the link.

In endorsing Obama, Bill Richardson said, "We’re going to need to see who is going to be the strongest candidate against Senator McCain.  And I believe that is Senator Obama with his emphasis on change and bringing people together, a fresh voice internationally, somebody that is able, in my judgment .. to bring …. at least I just got back from Latin America, from Venezuela, where he (Obama) has enormous support, where people really want to see a change in American foreign policy and they see Obama as that agent of change."

Yes, you read that correctly.  Bill Richardson went to Venezuela to work on gaining the release of American hostages taken by FARC, the Colombian terrorists who have received material support from Venezuelan wannabe dictator Hugo Chavez.  When Richardson speaks about Venezuelans who want to see a change in American foreign policy, one has to remember that the only Venezuelans Richardson meets are Chavez and his regime’s diplomats.  Richardson certainly isn’t meeting with Venezuelan dissidents while trying to wheedle Chavez into getting his terrorist supporters to release the three Americans.

In other words, Richardson just delivered his and the Hugo Chavez endorsement.  Will Americans see Hugo’s blessing as a compelling reason to vote for Obama, or to vote for John McCain?  And just how vapid can Richardson be to cheerfully deliver that bombshell on CNN?

March 2nd, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, endorsed Obama on Friday and campaigned with him on Saturday.

Rockefeller, who gave up George Bush's plan to invade Iraq, to the Baathists in Syria, called Obama "brilliant" and "well grounded" and prepared to take the reins as commander in chief.

The LA Times spotted Phil Spector, the famous rock entrepreneur and infamous date, showing up for a court hearing in Los Angeles wearing a very obvious "Barack Obama Rocks" pin.

Spector, you may recall, has some continuing legal troubles having to do with an actress, Lana Clarkson, turning up dead in his house after a date five years ago.

Spector says she shot herself.  The prosecution suggests otherwise.  A jury could not decide.

So a second second-degree murder trial is set to begin on Sept. 29, pending a higher court ruling on the presiding judge.  Meanwhile, Spector and every one of those "hairs" on his head is behind Barack.

Rolling Stone magazine announced it is backing Democratic Obama for president.  This is the first time the music magazine has endorsed a contender for the White House during the primary.  The endorsement was accompanied by a photo of Obama, surrounded by a saintly glow.

"The reason for the early choice is twofold," the editors explain in the publication's upcoming issue.  "Undoing the damage of the disastrous Bush years will take a leader who can unite a deeply divided nation, and politicians with gifts like Obama's are so rare that it's imperative for each of us to do our part."

The magazine has endorsed presidential candidates since 1972, beginning with Democrat George McGovern. Other recent candidates include Democrats Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry.

That's some list!  Without the meddling of Ross Perot, Rolling Stone's record of backing losers would be perfect.

Update:  It's been 100 days and they've done it again -- Obama reappears on the cover of the Rolling Stone -- The magazine usually does that for the likes only of people like John Lennon.  So what is the fascination with the Illinois Senator?

Trevor Loudon has got hold of a fascinating analysis of Prez-elect Obama’s administrative appointments by Mark Rudd and Jeff Jones, two former Weather Underground terrorists (chums of Obama’s old ally/chance acquaintance, the unrepentant former WU terrorist William Ayers).

The two of them are now on the board of Movement for a Democratic Society, in turn the parent body of Progressives for Obama, the leading leftist lobby group behind Obama’s presidential campaign.  And waddya know -- just like me, they believe Obama is practicing stealth politics with a degree of sophistication and success with which "even Lenin would be impressed."  As they say, Obama knows that he must be subtle and reassure even the most conservative of his opponents if he is to achieve his radical goals.  Mark Rudd writes:

"Obama is a very strategic thinker.  He knew precisely what it would take to get elected and didn't blow it...  But he also knew that what he said had to basically play to the center to not be run over by the press, the Republicans, scare centrist and cross-over voters away...  What he's doing now is moving on the most popular issues -- the environment, health care, and the economy.  He'll be progressive on the environment because that has broad popular support; health care will be extended to children, then made universal, but the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance corporations will stay in place...  The economic agenda will stress stimulation from the bottom sometimes and handouts to the top at other times.  It will be pragmatic...  On foreign policy and the wars and the use of the military there will be no change at all.  That's what keeping Gates at the Pentagon and Clinton at State and not prosecuting the torturers is saying.  And never, never threaten the military budget.  That will unite a huge majority of congress against him."

"And I agree with this strategy.  Anything else will court sure defeat."

There's more here and and here . . .

Bernie Sanders, who won his Senate seat in 2006, called Obama "one of the great leaders of the United States Senate," even though Obama had only been in the body for less than two years.

Sanders is the only openly Socialist member of the U. S. Congress and a founder of the Progressive Caucus, a front-organization for congress-critters who belong to the Democratic Socialists of America.

Malaak Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter has endorsed Obama, and says his constituency should not be troubled by her Nation of Islam background.

Several days after the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan announced his support of Barack Obama, a daughter of the late Malcolm X has announced that she is also backing the senator's run for the White House.

Actually, him (Obama) and Michelle remind me of my parents, and what they have to face with children, and with the climate that we're dealing with politically. She's brilliant. My mother's brilliant. He's brilliant. My father was brilliant. And they're still sticking to the community. So, no, they are not Betty and Malcolm. But they are the present day Betty and Malcolm.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is backing Barack Obama, but he's made the strategic decision to keep his support quiet.

That's the message Sharpton delivered to his flock last Saturday as he boasted of talking to Obama "two or three times a week" -- and insisted the Democratic front-runner knows the rev is in his camp.

"I said, 'I'm gonna do whatever I gotta do to help you.  Hillary Clinton has never done nothing for us,'" said Sharpton, recounting a conversation with Obama for his followers at his group's weekly rally.

"'I won't either endorse you or not endorse you,'" Sharpton said he told the Illinois senator as the two made their way to a Nov. 29 dinner at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem.  "But I will tell you I can be freer not endorsing you to help you and everybody else."

Actor Will Smith on Obama: "First Time" in Years it’s Good to Be an American.

You know I just, I just came back from Moscow, Berlin, London and Paris and it's the first, I've been there quite a few times in the past five to 10 years. And it just hasn't been a good thing to be American.  And this is the first time, since Barack has gotten the nomination, that it, it was a good thing.

The Socialist Party USA is on board, and they're even selling Obama gear  -- how capitalistic!

Obama, is different from most Democrats because of his willingness to embrace the controversial George Soros.  Shortly after Soros equated the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the September 11th terrorist attacks, Obama joined him in New York for a fund-raiser on June 7th.


Not only did Soros donate to Obama's campaign, but four other family members -- Jennifer, sons Jonathan and Robert and wife Susan -- did as well.  Because of a special provision campaign finance laws, the Soros family was able to give a collective $60,000 to Obama during his primary challenge.

Today The Times' eagle-eyed Harriet Ryan spotted Phil Spector, the famous rock entrepreneur and infamous date, showing up for a court hearing in Los Angeles wearing a very obvious "Barack Obama Rocks" pin.

Spector, you may recall, has some continuing legal troubles having to do with an actress, Lana Clarkson, turning up dead in his house after a date five years ago.

Spector says she shot herself. The prosecution suggests otherwise. A jury could not decide.

So a second second-degree murder trial is set to begin on Sept. 29, pending a higher court ruling on the presiding judge. Meanwhile, Spector and every one of those "hairs" on his head is behind Barack.

A spokeswoman for Barbra Streisand confirmed Wednesday that the singer was supporting Sen. Barack Obama and had offered to help him in his presidential campaign.  Marge Tabankin said talks were underway to decide what role Streisand would play.

Obama's Hollywood supporters are hopeful that she will sing for the senator -- as she did for Bill Clinton during his presidential races -- at one of the many fundraisers in the works for this summer.

In addition to lending her legendary pipes, Streisand's support is important to Obama for several reasons: She's a woman, she's a longtime friend of the Clintons and she's Jewish.  She could rally support among a number of constituencies Obama will need to win in the fall.

Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption, according to officials from the union and the Obama campaign.

It's an unusual stance for a presidential candidate.  Policy makers have largely treated monitoring of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as a legal matter left to the Justice Department since an independent review board was set up in 1992 to eliminate mob influence in the union.

John Coli, vice president for the Teamsters central region, who brokered the Teamsters endorsement, said Sen. Obama was "pretty definitive that the time had come to start the beginning of the end" of the three-member independent review board that investigates suspect activity in the union.  Mr. Coli said that Sen. Obama conveyed that view in a series of phone conversations and meetings with Teamsters officials last year.

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor confirmed the candidate's position in a statement to The Wall Street Journal, saying that Sen. Obama believes that the board "has run its course," because "organized crime influence in the union has drastically declined."  Mr. Vietor said Sen. Obama took that position last year.

Time magazine placed the Obamessiah on its cover for the 7th time in less than a year.  No bias here -- move on -- nothing to see here.

Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell reviewed how many stories the newspaper put on the front page about John McCain and Barack Obama over the past ten weeks and discovered a wide gap in favor of Obama, a "disparity," she declared, "so wide that it doesn't look good."  Howell, the Washington Bureau chief and editor of Newhouse News from 1990 until 2005, outlined in her weekly Sunday column what she determined:

Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party's presumptive nominee June 4.  Obama has generated a lot of news by being the first African American nominee, and he is less well known than McCain -- and therefore there's more to report on.  But the disparity is so wide that it doesn't look good.

Four Weathermen terrorists declare support for Obama, calling for "grassroots effort" to help boost campaign.

The names of four former top leaders of the Weathermen terrorist organization are listed as signatories on an online petition calling for an "independent grassroots effort" to help strengthen Obama's campaign.

The petition was initiated by Progressives for Obama, an independent organization acting to ensure the Illinois senator's election.

Among the names signed onto the petition are former Weathermen leaders Howard Machtinger, Jeff Jones, Steve Tappis and Mark Rudd.

Rolling Stone publisher admits he's an Obama Campaign donor.

Can a publisher, editor, and owner of magazines be any more biased than proudly admitting on national television that he's contributed to Barack Obama's campaign?

While you ponder, consider that on Sunday, the publisher and editor of Rolling Stone -- who just so happens to also own Men's Journal and Us Weekly -- told CNN's Howard Kurtz that he's given money to the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee.

In fact, Jann Wenner did so without batting an eye in an interview aired on "Reliable Sources."

At the Apollo Theater fundraiser, Obama was introduced by the radical Marxist professor, racist and self-styled rapper, Cornell West, as "my comrade." -- the video.


What does this tell you about Obama, when he chooses to be introduced by one of the most radical Marxists in America as, "my comrade?"

Then Watch this video --  Cornell doesn't trust Obama -- Why the change in attitude?

What promises did Obama make to cause this 180?

 

On Saturday, September 8th, it was Barack Obama's turn to enjoy billionaire chat diva Oprah Winfrey's favor, as a stunning cross section of the country's entertainment and sports elite gathered in "the meadow" of her sprawling Montecito estate to raise money for the junior Illinois senator seeking the Democrats' presidential nomination.

The overwhelmingly African American crowd included distinguished senior figures, including basketball superstar Bill Russell and Academy Award-winning actor Sydney Poitier, and younger stars, including Holly Robinson Peete and cutting-edge comedian Chris Rock. Motown's Stevie Wonder provided the entertainment, singing his hits from the '70s and '80s.

By the time Obama arrived from an overnight stay in San Francisco, the crowd, that included Cindy Crawford and husband Randy Gerber, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Hill Harper, Tom Joyner, Tyler Perry, Ellen Pompeo, Cicely Tyson, Forest Whitaker, and Winfrey's beau, Stedman Graham had grown to about 5,000 under one of those perfect, blue Santa Barbara skies.  The temperature was impeccable, and the ocean glinted as the kind of backdrop money can't buy -- unless, of course, you can afford beachfront property in Santa Barbara.

Obama surveyed the scene and quipped: "I can tell you, city colleges in Chicago don't look like this.  I wouldn't get any work done here."

Then, eyeing the crowd: "I didn't know there were any hippies left."  That got a big laugh, as did the senator's rejoinder: "That's cool."

From there, Obama moved into his standard 45-minute stump speech, ranging from denunciations of the war in Iraq to demands for an increase in the minimum wage.

Update:  Oprah will not invite VP candidte Sarah Palin to her "womens" show.  Oprah lied, when she said, "At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates." 

Oprah has featured Obama twice on her program

Olympia, Washington, Democrat precinct representatives have now elected as a delegate for Barack Obama former Camp Delta Muslim chaplain James Yee.


The West Point graduate was accused in 2003 of being part of a spy ring at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.  After spending 76 days in solitary confinement, charges were dropped, because there were "national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence," if the case proceeded.

Recently, James Yee appeared on Syrian television to describe the horrors of Guantanamo Bay, even though he never actually witnessed any horrors.

Download (play) new music from members of the Philadelphia Club of the Young Communist League! This particular song, "Will of the People" is a tribute to the movement that has developed around Barack Obama.

For more information, check out the INDifferent Arts Collective at www.indi-arts.com.  Click the "play" symbol.

     

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