January 30, 2008

Racials Politics will be different with Barack Obama

Because of his lineage and history, Barack Obama transcends the usual racial aspects of America. This article tells why this is a GOOD thing for America.

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Hillary Clinton's word: It's worth nothing

A New Hampshire newspaper tears into Hillary Clinton for breaking her pledge not to campaign in Florida: "Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to "campaign or participate" in the Michigan or Florida Democratic primaries. She participated in both primaries and is campaigning in Florida. Which proves, again, that Hillary Clinton is a liar."

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January 29, 2008

Ted Kennedy's Stirring Endorsement of Barack Obama at AU

"What counts in our leadership is not the length of years in Washington, but the reach of our vision, the strength of our beliefs, and that rare quality of mind and spirit that can call forth the best in our country and our people..." - Teddy Kennedy, 1/28/08

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January 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton + Tony Rezko = Major Burn

Hillary Clinton + Tony Rezko = Major BurnEvery picture tells a story, don't it?

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Tracing Hillary Clinton's '35 Years' of Experience

When Hillary Clinton makes a campaign appearance, she almost certainly will highlight her experience — 35 years, she says — as one of her qualifications for president.

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ABC News: Truth Takes Hard Knocks at Dem Debate

Nice Fact-Check. Hillary loses. Worse yet, her only ammunition, the Rezko issue, was shot down in about three sentences. Her attack strategy against Obama is doomed. If she's so brilliant, why'd she think someone so unpopular could attack someone so popular and succeed? Oh, right, add Rovian smear tactics via surrogates, sabotage votes, then stir. Can Obama still win? Yes, we can!

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January 24, 2008

Shut up, Bill

Dear Bill,We loved Bill Clinton as president.I know you want your wife to win. A lot of us want a Democrat in 2008. But you're getting mean Bill. That twinkle in your eye is starting to look more like crazy eye.You're making accusations that Karl Rove & Co. will eat up and spit back out at us come time for the general election...

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January 23, 2008

"What's Gotten Into Bill?" Eugene Robinson, Washinton Post

Forget about the apostle of brotherhood and understanding whose most recent book is titled, simply, "Giving." That Bill Clinton has left the building.There's a battle to be fought against an upstart challenger who has the audacity to suggest that maybe the Clinton presidency, successful as it was in many ways, didn't change the world...

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There You Go Again (Reagan, Obama and the Clintons)

Editorial points: "The first issue is whether these statements are shameful apostasy or, as we see it, accurate analysis...The second matter is the Clinton campaign's repeated distortion of Mr. Obama's remarks...(This) makes the nomination fight in part about character and judgment. This episode does not speak well for Ms. Clinton's."

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NH Women Apologize for Misrepresenting Obama’s Record

What a surprise, another series of apologies in the wake of a distorted attack against Obama. A former NH state senator who signed a letter accusing Obama of being soft on abortion rights now realizes that her participation in the letter was wrong and divisive.

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The Clintons are lying about Obama's remarks on Reagan

Eric Zorn, in the Chicago Trib: "Hmm. I see no reason to stop short. Bill and Hillary Clinton have lied brazenly about Obama's recent statement about Ronald Reagan."

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Major South Carolina Paper Endorses Obama

An analysis of the candidates and a sound reasoning for choosing who to endorse.

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Chairman Of Homeland Security Committee Endorses Obama

Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson is chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. African-American members of Congress have been closely divided between Clinton and Obama. But in recent weeks support for Obama has surged among black voters.

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January 18, 2008

Barack Obama Meets Chronicle Editorial Board - Brightcove

This video of a full one-hour interview, with Barack answering hard, direct questions from the editorial board and columnists of San Francisco's Chronicle, is absolutely awesome. If Obama isn't ready to be the next President of the United States, no one is. Get honest answers here, from domestic to foreign policy, energy, open government, name it! California, get ready to make Barack Obama our first Democratic nominee in our first Super Tuesday Primary on Feb. 5th!

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January 12, 2008

Obama's art of grassroots political war

Australia: on the grassroots movement that is taking the nation by storm. Shows Obama's activist training and how he's passed that on to legions of volunteers, armed with the finest tools of the demographic targeting game. I can attest to this, as a precinct captain in California. We phoned voters in Nevada and here, prepped a canvas from my home! A NY Times article claimed Hillary's campaign looks more organized judging by the campaign office. Hah! We're not in the office, we're telecommuters, we're wired, we're working until the wee hours of the night.

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Obama to Las Vegas: 'I'm the jackpot' - Los Angeles Times

Thousands of supporters filled a high school gym, thousands more tried to get in but didn't fit, yet again! The union supporters are also fired up! The article wrongly attributes the phrase Si se puede/Yes we can to the movement for legalizing immigrants but it's Cesar Chavez's, organizer of the UFW, an activists' cry used commonly for decades now.

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January 10, 2008

The View from Virginia: Republicans Fear Obama

The VA Democratic primary could play a decisive role a week after Super Tuesday; Obama has many VA allies, and a message that's proven to resonate well there. WAPost blog says: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) said Republicans should be worried about a possible Obama candidacy in the general election. "I think he is wrong on almost every major issue, but he is a new face, a fresh face with a very appealing message," said Bolling. The primaries are open in Virginia, not limited by party membership, and that too could favor Obama.

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January 7, 2008

Iowa caucus may increase California's clout The Obama Effect

Obama's win in Iowa has upset California's top legislators' calculations. Excitement's building, and that raises voter participation, which shakes up the machine-politicians. Now the media has to admit: California's 241 delegates on Feb. 5th are up for grabs! We'll phonebank/canvas for Obama every day until Feb 5th - thousands of us! Shake it up!

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January 4, 2008

Goodbye Iowa, Hello N.H.

Obama wins Iowa! Now Bedford, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Manchester now beckon. Obama is to be back on the stump a couple of hours after his charter touches down. But he will be different. We will be different.History has just firmed its grip on the man from Illinois.

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January 2, 2008

On Liberal Tirades Against Obama to Prop Up Edwards

Dennis Kucinich gave his Iowa supporters his preference for their second choice if he doesn't reach 15% of the caucus-goers. He chose Barack Obama, the candidate who doesn't have to apologize for supporting the Bush/Cheney assault on Iraq for oil.

"Progressives" like to forget that Edwards didn't just vote for the Iraq War; he co-sponsored it.

Environmentalists like to forget Edwards had a 32% rating from the League of Conservation Voters - Obama has 100%.

Living Wage supporters like to ignore that Obama is committed to raising the minimum wage with the cost of living, not leaving it out as a political football while workers’ literally go hungry if they don’t over-produce for investors in two jobs instead of only one.

Open Government supporters, Net Neutrality supporters and Corporate Media Monopoly opposers like to forget Obama's plan for technology opens the airwaves to communities, ends paid campaign ads thereby eliminating millions in campaign costs, and guarantees equal time to all candidates. It also makes all donations to all government officials and all earmarks traceable, online, for everyone to see. It also ensures net neutrality, but also will wire the most poor and rural areas cheaply or for free, to connect everyone.

Oh, and let's just all pretend we didn't notice when Obama promised to never sign a non-emergency bill without presenting it to viewers first, online and on C-SPAN (which streams live online so it’s not a gift to cable companies) with days to actually comment on the bill - and he's already set up to read and incorporate suggestions on his website, and he's done it.

I supported Dennis as 1st choice in 2004 for his anti-Iraq War stand, so did Alice Walker, I recall. I've supported Obama from the start this time, so has Alice Walker. So should any true Progressive Voter, from any party or Independent/Unaffiliated.

It's time to stop dividing because some of us have such a self-righteous but rather faulty view of America as a pack of racists who can't possibly recognize a great candidate because he's black. We’re better than that. Let's not even pretend we're still in the 80s or even 90s.

Progressives like to forget that Edwards, like Gore, Clinton I and want-to-be Clinton II, as well as Biden, Richardson, and Dodd, and Lieberman of Connecticut, were all DLC members, some very active, some former Chairs; none have renounced the most anti-progressive group among Democrats.

Progressives like to forget Obama's work for the poor, the unemployed, seniors, the working poor, the uninsured, the veterans, the single parents, the innocent on Illinois' Death Row, the thousands who, when not if they are race-profiled, will have it fully documented - by police themselves. They like to forget Obama is a constitutional law lecturer who registered 150,000 new, poor voters and defended their right to vote and be counted.

It's time we stop complaining and use some sense. Obama can and will win. Just use your head and your feet. America's ready to judge the man's record, character, advisers and supporters and say Yes! Are you?

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