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N.Y. Times Accepts Obama But Rejects McCain

August 12, 2008 Comments off

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:


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.’

Democrats And Iraqis Discuss Ending War

August 12, 2008 Comments off

Barack Obama

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.

Nancy Pelosi

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.

Fox News: Jesse Called Obama “Half Breed Nig*er”

August 12, 2008 Comments off

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!

Careless Whisper

July 30, 2008 Comments off

No, Not George Michael

More On The Jesse Jackson Fox News Controversy

Barack Obama

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.

BBC Lists Candidates Flip Flops

July 25, 2008 Comments off

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…

Obama And McCain Videos

July 25, 2008 Comments off

Barack Obama (the black dude) and John McCain (the white dude). Just kidding.

I found a web site with informative and funny videos that lists a bit of Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s histories and what they stand for. Look out for the tidbit on where McCain graduated in his class:

Young U.S. Voters Undecided On Candidates’ Wives

July 14, 2008 Comments off

Michelle, wife of Democratic nominee Barack Obama

The youth vote could make or break the 2008 U.S. presidential election, depending on turn out at the polls in November. A new article explores how young voters view the candidates’ wives and in turn them as politicians.

Cindy, wife of Republican nominee, John McCain

Young voters split on Michelle Obama, don’t know Cindy McCain

WASHINGTON–Barack Obama may have a handle on the younger demographic, but apparently his wife still has some work to do.

According to an AP-Yahoo News opinion poll released this week, 34 percent of young adults ages 18 to 34 have an unfavorable impression of Michelle Obama. This compares with 27 percent of young people who view her favorably and 39 percent who said they aren’t informed enough about her to comment either way.

Just 18 percent of young people polled view Cindy McCain unfavorably, a slightly lower figure than the 22 percent who said they have a positive impression of her. But Cindy McCain remains more of a mystery to most young voters—59 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds said they don’t know enough about her to form an impression.

Why is Michelle Obama so polarizing, and why is Cindy McCain so unfamiliar?