Barack Obama (Democrat)
Recently, the New York Times ran an editorial by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Republican presidential candidate John McCain submitted one as well and it was rejected and subsequently no published.
John McCain (Republican)
McCain cried foul, claiming a media bias, then contacted Drudge Report asking that it be posted there:
NYT REJECTS MCCAIN’S EDITORIAL; SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA
Mon Jul 21 2008 12:00:25 ET – An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
The paper’s decision to refuse McCain’s direct rebuttal to Obama’s ‘My Plan for Iraq’ has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.
‘It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece,’ NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain’s staff. ‘I’m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.’
The Democrats, presidential candidate Barack Obama and house speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been in talks with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, regarding ending the Iraq war, President Bush deceitfully got the nation involved in.
President Bush and his advisors are against ending it…but who cares. America cannot afford to continue spending massive sums of money per day on a fruitless war. That level of spending would break the strongest of nations, launching it into bankruptcy.
Pelosi calls for high-level meeting with Iraqis
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama now has a major ally in his push for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tells a German outlet that he’d like to see troops leave “as soon as possible, as far as we are concerned.” He then added: “U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama is right when he talks about 16 months.”…
“So with the prime minister saying it’s time for you to go,” she told the crowd, “I think it’s time for our country to sit down with the Iraqis and work that plan out. [We need to be] respectful of what the prime minister says, and respectful of the will of the American people, who have been against this war for a long time…[We should] have a high-level meeting with the Iraqis to work out the terms of our deployment out of Iraq…So, the end could be in sight.”
Bush adviser says Iraq timeline “very dangerous”
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:37pm EDT – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush’s top military adviser said on Sunday setting an unconditional two-year timetable for getting U.S. troops out of Iraq in two years would be dangerous.
Bill Clinton to Jesse Jackson: I want to cut him too (*this web site does not advocate violence)
A Fox News anchor and the Daily Kos web site are reporting that Jesse Jackson called Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama a “half breed nig*er.” Mr. Jackson has not responded to these allegations.
Jesse: change we can believe in cut off
As a person from a family of mixed Negros I’m gonna go there. That statement coming from Jesse would be really rich. Jesse looks like a “half breed” himself, so that would be truly ironic (that hair is not a perm Jesse, just where do you think it came from). Frankly, if I didn’t know which one was half white and you asked me which of the two was the mixed one, I’d say Jesse.
Two mixed Negros: Obama (left) and Jesse Jackson (right)
That’s right Jesse. If your name wasn’t Jesse Jackson, Homeland Security would be Osama Bin Laden-ing you everytime you roll through the airport. You’d be in a special room, facing a full body search, plastic probe gloves and all.
While the Democrats fight (again) John McCain is feeling so confident he’s taking the weekends off (look at that grin).
Sidebar regarding the Daily Kos: you guys really ought to fix that “K” in your logo and make it look more like a “K” because at first glance it looks like an “H.” I’m just saying…:
What Jesse really Said About “F*ckin Nig*er?”
Jesse Jackson called Obama a “Ni**er and a half breed” & F*ckin half breed Ni**er
(amongst other terrible things) on Fox TV last week, according to James Mtume, co-host (along with fellow co-host Bob Slade, Judge Bob Pickett, and guest Felipe Luciano) of the Open Line Show on WRKS, KISS FM in NYC, at 10:20am Sunday morning.
Yes! That’s what he reported!
No, Not George Michael
More On The Jesse Jackson Fox News Controversy
Fox News is hinting that they have more incendiary statements on video tape, made by Jesse Jackson about Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, but claim they are not going to release it. So, why tell us, then.
This news is surprising, because Fox News is a conservative network, and one would think they would relish sowing this type of discord in the Democratic Party.
Why even release the first comments, anyway. What good has come of it.
Democratic nominee for president Barack Obama is decrying claims he “flip flops.” Yesterday I quoted a widely read BBC article listing incidents of both candidates flip flopping.
Obama Tells Voters His Views Have Not Changed
Obama, egged on by a raucous audience, said he would like to address “this whole notion that I am shifting to the center, or that I am flip-flopping.”
“The people who say this apparently haven’t been listening to me,” Obama said. “And I have to say, some of them are my friends on the left and some of the media, I am somebody who is no doubt progressive.”
Barack Obama, journalists and the Secret Service on plane during incident
A plane carrying Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, had to make an emergency landing after it was discovered the aircraft was malfunctioning.
This is the third such Obama plane related incident over the last several months during this campaign. Once can be labeled a coincidence, but three times. Why does this keep happening.
In unrelated news, runner up Hillary Clinton, was seen loitering around the plane before take off, with a wrench in her hand. Ok, just kidding about the Hillary part, but Obama’s plane has malfunctioned once again:
Obama’s plane makes unexpected landing due to mechanical problem
WASHINGTON — A plane carrying US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made an unexpected but safe landing in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday due to a mechanical problem.
The snag was detected about one hour after the plane took off from Chicago for Charlotte, North Carolina, Fox News reported.
The aircraft, an MD-80 Midwest charter, experienced a problem with the pitch, or control over the nose of the plane, the pilot said
No, Not The Slippers
Barack Obama (Democrat – pictured left…and left wing) and John McCain (Republican – pictured right…and right wing). Get the joke.
The BBC has made a list of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign nominees’ platforms and how they’ve flip flopped on various issues:
US candidates practise their U-turns
In order to pass their political driving test, successful politicians need to be masters of one tricky manoeuvre in particular – the U-turn.
The contenders in this year’s US presidential election are no exceptions – both John McCain and Barack Obama have engaged in some nifty repositioning.
Mr McCain’s U-turns have mostly increased his appeal to the Republican Party’s base, placing him on a rightward trajectory.
Barack Obama has been performing a more traditional manoeuvre: running to the left during the primaries, when party activists need to be wooed, then shifting to the centre once the nomination is clinched.
Flip-flopping politicians will always attract charges of hypocrisy and opportunism: it may be worth it if it helps them win over undecided voters in the middle, but when the goal is to shore up their political base, the benefits are much less clear.
Here are some examples…