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Obama Wins Backing of Pennsylvania's Casey

By Shailagh Murray
Like father, like son.

Sen. Bob Casey Jr., a conservative Democrat from delegate-rich Pennsylvania, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama this morning in Pittsburgh, the first prominent Keystone State Democrat to say no to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In 1992, Casey's strongly anti-abortion father, then-Gov. Bob Casey Sr., refused to endorse Bill Clinton for the presidency and was barred from speaking at the Democratic convention. His son, a low-key former state auditor, had said he would remain neutral in the race until after the state's April 22 primary.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Casey changed his mind in recent days as he watched Obama grapple with the fallout of the Reverend Wright debacle. He also was swayed by his four daughters, all Obama fans.

Until today, Clinton was the clear establishment choice in Pennsylvania, with a heavyweight lineup that includes Gov. Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and veteran Rep. Jack Murtha. Polls show Clinton favored to win on April 22.

But Obama is making a big push, spending over $1.6 million on ads and embarking on a 6-day bus tour that begins today, with Casey tagging along for part of the trip. The campaign hopes that a stronger-than-expected showing in Pennsylvania could quell concerns among uncommitted superdelegates about Obama's ability to win lower-income white voters, in particular men.

In Pennsylvania, these voters are known as "Casey Democrats." They are economic liberals but social conservatives, Catholics who oppose abortion but support gun rights, and they helped Casey to beat once-popular GOP Sen. Rick Santorum in 2006.

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Comments

YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | March 29, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
I think Geraldine Ferraro unknowingly hit the nail on the head when she made the above statement.
Even when Rev. Jeremy Wright's comments surfaced and even after Obama's confession that he knew of the kind of rhetoric the Reverend would get up to, there are endorsements.
I would love to have a non-white president but I hate behind the curtain politics.
Muhammad

Posted by: mzafrullah | March 28, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Michael531:There are many people who are drawing comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. From what I heard about Lincoln's nomination he was the last out of 4 candidates but was nominated in part as a compromise because the others were too divisive.
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Looks like the Dems have to find numbers 3 and 4 then. Obama, the moveon.org, soros funded, ultra left-wing, racist...(typical white person grannie.) Oops, he let it slip, guess it was all those sermons of irreverend wright he absorbed. Classifying grandma on her race.

Casey is a schmuck. The state has heard nothing from him since he's been elected. Someone probably had to wake him up to tell him the primary is coming soon.

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you want change...better know what you might be getting. Here is a former assistant to Obama supporter Louis Farrakan...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTFLBNb6lQk

Oh yeah, and he was all about "freeing mumia".

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

There are many people who are drawing comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. From what I heard about Lincoln's nomination he was the last out of 4 candidates but was nominated in part as a compromise because the others were too divisive.

Obama inspires confidence and hope. In this invective compaign atmosphere, where every syllable is parsed to find grievance, Obama is speaks about unifying this country and appeals beyond party lines so solve the problems that face our country.

Posted by: Michael531 | March 28, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama is all talk and no substance.

Everyone interested in the Presidential election should read this article.

Its from a Chicago reporter who's known Obama since the beginning of his career and has followed Obama's career ever since then.

The take-home message is that Obama is a manufactured product of the chicago politicial machine.

It tells about him stealing credit for bills he never worked when he was in Chicago, just like he did in Washington.

It talks about "Obama's Slums" and fact that Barry didn't care one bit about the people who elected him.

Its about the fact that Chicago Barry Obama is the one of the most clever con-men in the world and the biggest fraud that's been put over on the American public since Bush.

Its filled with facts about Obama from someone who has known him for years.

The title's cute. Obama isn't. He's a fraud.

http://news.houstonpress.com/2008-02-28/news/barack-obama-screamed-at-me/

Posted by: svreader | March 28, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations Senator Casey, for doing what is right when it is always much easier to follow the herd in anything one does and thinks because it gives us that necessary sense of belonging and security. To stand out for what we believe is right takes courage and it is something of rarety nowadays. Well done. Bo

Posted by: thisworld | March 28, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I personally find Obama's wife to be a hard-core racist and her church as well as her comments prove it.

Posted by: BuffyTheBanana | March 28, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Good to see that somebody in Pennsylvenia has guts to come out with conviction. We, people are a little bit too tired with those super-delegates who are just so glued to their fences. Take care that you don't become a fixture of the fence you are sitting on, guys.

Posted by: thisworld | March 28, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

If Obama brings the same kind of "change" to America that he did to Chicago, we'll all freeze to death...

Posted by: svreader | March 28, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Buffy, that definitely doesn't sound like my Obama. Are you sure your information is correct? In ALL of the speeches I have seen him giving, I have NEVER (I repeat "N-E-V-ER") heard or read IN TEXT, Obama singling ethnic groups by the name-calling which you have written.

Please show me where you get this from, because my next question is why would Obama do that when I've not seen him do this to any other group.

I thought I read "Jake D's" comment that Obama DID NOT say that, but his infamous pastor did. There is a difference like there is a difference between you and your neighbor; you see, your neighbor saying statements is not YOU saying those statements.

Buffy, I would HIGHLY suggest you do more of your own research and not focus so much on Pastor Wright (we've all established that that man is imperfect), but I'm sure you'll find different in Obama. It doesn't make since for Obama to do that being he is himself half White. Your statement just doesn't add up. Obama appeals to a diverse group of people and he has no reason to call any group, "garlic noses." I would just say double check.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I wont be voting this year. Obama called me "Garlic Nose, Hillary simply is a wackjob especially with her latest story about ducking machine gun fire.

And McCain looks like something out of "Night of the Living Dead" and appears to be sufferring from dimentia (sp). Either way there's no way he lives another four years.

I give him two more at best. And what that Bulge growing out the side of his face?

Posted by: BuffyTheBanana | March 28, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I liked Obama until he called my ethnic group (Italians) "Garlic Noses"

Now I don't know who to vote for, I'm really upset.

Posted by: BuffyTheBanana | March 28, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

kparc:

That is hilarious! Now seriously, does any of that seem right or fair? Who in their right mind would support some of those ideals??? Why????

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

kparc:

I try to to remain without bias but I have looked at every candidate Republican and Democrat, but this time the Dems are making the loudest noise on the issues facing this country. I admit that I am indeed biased when it comes down to McCain and the Dems this year. I just cannot agree with his stances.

The war by itself is all I needed to hear, as far as his direct stance goes, for me to not vote for him.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

WANT CHANGE?
VOTE FOR McCAIN!

He'll keep the war going on in Iraq.

He'll start a war with Iran.

Feeding the Military Industrial Complex.

Meaning more tax cuts for the wealthiest top 1%.

The military will need more troops.

A draft will be needed.

The poorest and middle class will go to war.

Class/social civil war will engulf the nation into chaios.

NOW THAT IS CHANGE!

Posted by: kparc | March 28, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh one of Obama suppers - the gov of PR just got arrested.

Money not Women

Posted by: mul | March 28, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Responding to j9zig1@12:19 pm who wrote:
"Posted by TEHarries:
'She [Clinton] is sponsored in Pennsylvania by our corporatist Governor Rendell who wants to privatize Pennsylvania's turnpikes.'
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"Yeah, god forbid the bloated, patronage filled and corrupt turnpike authority - who can't even keep the road in good condition - lose it's source of revenue. The road is mostly horrific, tolls are HIGH, and it needs to have someone, anyone, run it efficiently. And it sure ain't the turnpike authority. Let's hear it for corporatism!!""
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First of all j9zig1, never blame the government for what you don't like. Why not? Because the government is only a PUPPET. It only does what its puppet masters require. So if your don't like the government, e.g. The PA Turnpike Authority, then find out who the puppet masters are who control its incompetent and corrupt behavior and REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE!

The reason why people blame our government today, is because they haven't figured out that our governments are actually run by CORPORATISTS, who the electorate has permitted to have bought, own, and operate our elected representatives. That is the ruination of our society and correcting that evil what this election is all about.

Do you think you have seen waste, graft and corruption in state or national government? Then pray that the corporatist's determination to privatize our all levels of our government never succeed, unless you are a proud card carrying greed and power monger member of the of the Engulf and Consume Corporate Society of America. How many votes will you have to control the actions of a corporation, especially one that is a foreign entity outside of the US?

Never praise a corporatist. That is like praising a child molester, except that a child molester ruins individual children, while the corporatist ruins entire societies. This is why, in my original post, I specified that those "WHO DO THEIR HOMEWORK" will support Obama. So do your homework and read Naomi Klein's incredible book, The Shock Doctrine, that I provided a link to in my original post. Find out what you and other corporatists are actually supporting.

Posted by: TEHarries | March 28, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to debates with either of the two (Obama or Hillary) to debate with McCain on the war and economy ESPECIALLY among other topics.

I respect McCain as an individual, but I'd love to watch him defend himself on his logic behind the war versus what to me seems to be common sense in regards to priority of taking care of things at here home, as well as the legitimacy of this war which he feels so strongly we need to continue for x amount of years. I'd like to watch him defend himself on the correlation between the war and the economy. I think the Dems are going to have a field day with him getting the groups mixed up in statements made right before the eyes of our military overseas. (I wonder what THEY thought of McCain as McCain were speaking to them before another Senator corrected him-I wonder if they were afraid at all and all the more hoping for any other candidate but him who stays on top of it).

As long as Obama continues to be HIMSELF as the adult he is, so be it.

If Hillary gets it, support goes to her full force as far as I'm concerned. They take similar stances on The Issues.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Buffy:

His pastor said that, not Barack HUSSEIN Obama himself.

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else seen the latest McCain ad?

http://www.johnmccain.com/service

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

RACIST Obama now claims Italians have "Garlic Noses" What a racist.

I'm partaking in Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos and voting for Hillary, even though I can't stand her.

Posted by: BuffyTheBanana | March 28, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

WANT CHANGE?
VOTE FOR McCAIN!

He'll keep the war going on in Iraq.

He'll start a war with Iran.

Feeding the Military Industrial Complex.

Meaning more tax cuts for the wealthiest top 1%.

The military will need more troops.

A draft will be needed.

The poorest and middle class will go to war.

Class/social civil war will engulf the nation into chaios.

NOW THAT IS CHANGE!

Posted by: kparc | March 28, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

WANT CHANGE?
VOTE FOR McCAIN!

He'll keep the war going on in Iraq.

He'll start a war with Iran.

Feeding the Military Industrial Complex.

Meaning more tax cuts for the wealthiest top 1%.

The military will need more troops.

A draft will be needed.

The poorest and middle class will go to war.

Class/social civil war will engulf the nation into chaios.

NOW THAT IS CHANGE!

Posted by: kparc | March 28, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is in a good spot now.

Media and Obama or lowering the bar again - very very very stupid - If and when Hillary cleans up in Pa it is another great comeback - was she not going to lose? Either play down PA or tell every one Hillary can not win. As she can win I would just play down PA and do well in NC.

Now Obama will get Hammered with Michigan for the next weeks under cutting all of his messages - hope, high road, uniter, good guy vs B, strongest candidate.

Obama looks down his "Garlic Nose" at Michigan the same way the Romans looked at Jews (latest preacher man ref.)

Floor Fight

Posted by: mul | March 28, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

DoTheMath:

Maybe.

marthadavidson:

Perhaps you missed your candidate on "The View" this morning saying that if Wright hadn't retired in December, he would have left the church. Don't you believe him? Why not just let the 10 remaining contests go on? If you think she's tough on him, do you think it will get EASIER for your candidate in the general election?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Scruffy1970 wrote:

America is a White Christian country and if Obama wins we could have the greatest civil war ever known to man. Obama is a Black drug using racist who has no business as our President. Casey's decision to endorse Obama is stupid. I hope the voters remember this stupidity when Casey is up for reelection. Hillary is much more intelligent than Obama and the only reason Obama is getting the attention that he has been getting is that he is Black...just like Ms. Ferraro stated. TRUE!!
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Scruffy1970,
make up your mind will ya!! First you say Barrack will cause a civil war because "America is a White Christian country" and "Barrack is a black drug using racist who has no business as our President". But then you go on to say that the only reason he is in the position to win is "BECAUSE HE IS BLACK". Tell me, is your position that the same "White Christians" that would elect a Black man also would start a civil war because they chose a black man?

Your logic makes no sense! The "White Christian" that don't like Barrack because of his race simply won't vote for him but as you can see from the voting results the racists, at least in the Democratic party, are not winning.

If this country hasn't erupted in Civil War after seven years of Bush/Cheney then I don't think a black man winning the White House in a majority WASP nation is going to cause one.

More than anything though, the attitudes you are espousing are the attitudes of the pass that Barrack & America wants to turn the page on. I know the likelihood of people with racist attitudes going away entirely will probably never happen but they won't have the kind of influence on the American way of life they once had.

There is a new America dawning with people who are predisposed to working together rather than against one another. And we are standing united against the racists and bigots. You can change for the better or get reduce to irrelevancy. The choice is yours!!!

Posted by: SteelWheel1 | March 28, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

WANT CHANGE?
VOTE FOR McCAIN!

He'll keep the war going on in Iraq.

He'll start a war with Iran.

Feeding the Military Industrial Complex.

Meaning more tax cuts for the wealthiest top 1%.

The military will need more troops.

A draft will be needed.

The poorest and middle class will go to war.

Class/social civil war will engulf the nation into chaios.

NOW THAT IS CHANGE!

Posted by: kparc | March 28, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

If Barry Obama becomes the candidate, he will be defeated by a landslide.

Obama supporters are doing for Karl Rove and the Republican party what Rove and the Republicans could not do for themselves.

Democrats are not only shooting themselves in the foot, they doing it with a Bazooka.

To err is human, to really screw things up takes an hoard of well intentioned kids who have no idea who their leader really is.

They just love a parade.

Posted by: svreader | March 28, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

ABC's Jake Tapper reported on an unnamed Democratic Party official saying that it's not a question of *if* Clinton can somehow secure the nomination. The question is -- what will she have to do in order to achieve it? The official's answer: She will have to "break his back," to destroy Obama and make him completely unacceptable. "Her securing the nomination is certainly possible - but it will require exercising the 'Tonya Harding option.'" the official said. Read full story here - http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/dnc-official-cl.html).

As the Clinton campaign spins Obama as actually being the reprehensibly negative player in this competition, and the media swallowing and regurgitating the most incendiary non-issues, (consider today's self-righteous "all I know is that if it were me personally, I would have left that church), I fear for the future of Obama's campaign, of the Democratic party, and the United States. I'm afraid we can't take another two months of the destructive Clinton ambition machine. Please contact the Democratic National Committee (http://www.democrats.org/page/s/contactissues) and let the party leaders no that we can't waste any more time; the train is nearing the bridge that's out, and it takes a lot to stop that kind of fateful momentum. Super delegates must decide *now*, not in August, to swing behind the best candidate in our generation so that the Democratic Party can look forward to the general election in November and beyond.

Posted by: marthadavidson | March 28, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

To: infantry11b4faus- Your comments reveal what an ignorant, uneducated, piece of excrement you are. You are the first to label Barack Obama a racist. Let me enlighten you, dummy, since I think your menial mind does not allow you to grasp reality. Barack Obama and Jerimiah Wright are two different people -- do you understand that? It was Wright, the pastor who made the 'racist' statements -- not Obama, the presential candidate. Now that you are somewhat educated, perhaps you might want to alter your view, you wretched idiot. Incidentally, Barack Obama is a Christian. Another piece of news for you to absorb. |

Posted by: delight8 | March 28, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey infantry11b4faus, we elect a president based on what is best for AMERICA, not based what is best for the foreign country of israel. Try to keep that in mind....

Posted by: PresidentGeorgeWashington | March 28, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The Obama activists, that is, the extreme left wing of the party (MoveOn, Democracy for America, DailyKos, Keith Olbermann etc) are threatening to do to the Democratic Party what they did to us in the Connecticut Senate race. They got Ned Lamont to beat Lieberman in the primaries only to see the former get wiped out in the real race. Now, since I don't care much for Lieberman I tought that was rather cute. Big mistake. I had no idea how malicious these guys are. Their sunny fronts like Politico and MSNBC are trying to shut Hillary down. I say to all those who have been penalized for fighting tough battles. To all those who have paid their dues only to see a cute, ambitious upstart stroll in and steal the show. To all those who favor substance over style. To all those who have had to work so hard only to see the tall and young and good-looking get the credit. To all those who are sick of seeing hard earned experience get wiped out by "charisma". To all of you: MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HILLARY RIGHT NOW.

https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/form.html?sc=2390

Posted by: Umbria | March 28, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

DrCha:

Not enough evidence yet.

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

OK, so a social conservative, anti-abortionist casey endorses the drippy liberal, sloganeering obama. what does this tell me? casey never got over the snub at the convention and now he's punishing mrs. clinton, with whom he has more in common. the "casey democrats" will be electing McCain in the fall. what frigging idiots!

Posted by: nugentja2 | March 28, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

OK, so a social conservative, anti-abortionist casey endorses the drippy liberal, sloganeering obama. what does this tell me? casey never got over the snub at the convention and now he's punishing mrs. clinton, with whom he has more in common. the "casey democrats" will be electing McCain in the fall. what frigging idiots!

Posted by: nugentja2 | March 28, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Just a quick question about all of the post claiming that Obama is racist.

You do know that his mother is a "white lady" from Kansas no less, and that he is a cousin of Dick Cheyney...? Don't you...

I wonder if white males would feel better if Barack's father was a white male, and mother a black female, instead of having his father be a black man, that had a child with a white woman....

I know it must burn you deep down inside, but seriously get over it..........

Yeah, Barack is so racist that is mother is white, and Cheyney is a distant blood relative.

Give it up already, you sound like fools...

Posted by: UrbanEndeavors | March 28, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

Maybe not, but we're all in the same boat, and taxes are not the whole story. Maybe you could spend a little less on security to keep out the desperately poor if the rest of us weren't so desperate.

And maybe you could sleep better at night if you didn't have to think about people dying just because they can't afford the medical care that could save their lives.

Posted by: DoTheMath | March 28, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Senator Casey is not popular in PA and will not bring any votes to Senator Obama. The only reason he's a senator is because he ran against a wildly unpopular, ultra conservative Rick Santorum. Casey would never win again in PA and he certainly won't now, at least as a Democrat. He has more of the Republican philosophy than Democratic anyhow. He has alienated just about every Democrat except for a few African Americans who may reluctantly vote for him since he endorsed Senator Obama. Casey and Obama fit together though...neither cares anything about keeping promises. Either will say anything to further his own career.

Posted by: hazwalnut | March 28, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

jamesjcarlson:

I believe it is now "racist" to even suggest that Rev. Wright made racist comments himself. No "ranting" need accompany said post from being denounced here anymore.

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Don't believe the generational thing. I am an old white guy-- almost 76 years old-- and held an Obama sign up in my neighborhood during the morning rush hour, just before Super Tuesday. Man was it cold, but for the sake of younger Americans, I thought it was worth it. Obama is very special and will make a great president.

Posted by: lrubin2 | March 28, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Huge endorsement. Casey helps Barack with an important demographic in PA known as "Casey Democrats" -- white middle class socially conservative democrats. This probably ends all possibility of a huge Clinton win which it what she needed to have any chance of turning the tide in this race. One more nail in the coffin.

Posted by: zb95 | March 28, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:
How do you calssify svre....??
nozdeude: svre.... is not a white guy. He is a hate mongerer. If Wright can be called a racist what would you call svre....?

Posted by: DrCha | March 28, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

From some of the comments posted so far, it would appear that racism is still alive and well in the good ol' US of A.

That isn't to minimize the racist comments of Rev. Wright -- he's no day at the beach, either. But the cure for racist rants isn't more racist ranting.

And, by the way, if a history of slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, nightriders, segregation, economic and political oppression, denial of voting rights and the Tuskegee syphilis experiment isn't enough to get you good and mad in the pulpit on Sunday, then you need help because something is seriously wrong with you.

Posted by: jamesjcarlson | March 28, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Bob Casey, Jr.'s endorsement may not carry Pennsylvania for Obama, but it does make his candidacy that much more fascinating.

Obama has been called too inexperienced for the presidency. Yet he has been endorsed by some of the more experienced Democratic officeholders and former officeholders, i.e., Tom Daschle, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Bill Richardson.

Obama has been called too liberal. Yet he now has been endorsed by one of the more conservative Democratic members of Congress: Bob Casey, Jr., who opposes both abortion and gun control.

Conclusion: Obama must be doing something right!

Posted by: burdett124 | March 28, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

noozdude:
Stop this. Whites were mislead about NAFTA in OHIO. I am sure Obama will get significant white vote in PA.

Yes there are prejudices yet the world cannot be simplified so easily. Please give white folk the credit they deserve and please do not EQUATE white folk with the CAMPAIGNERS who post here or somewhere else.

Posted by: DrCha | March 28, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

DoTheMath:

Taxes won't be "better" for anyone earning $70,000 or more, right?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

If Obama was found in bed with a dead girl, his supporters would say she died of happiness.

If he was found in bed with a live boy, they'd say Obama cured his leprosy.

Its a very bad idea to fall in love with a politician.

They'll break your heart every time.

People who support Obama ignore all the warning signs, and all the evidence, just like the people who selected Bush did.

Its like watching a car-crash in slow motion.

I have no doubt that if Obama gets the nomination, the press will wake up the following day.

And America will wind up with President McCain.

For the good of America, I hope Hillary stays in the race and soundly defeats Barry Obama.

If Barry Obama becomes the candidate, he will be defeated by a landslide.

So it goes...

Posted by: svreader | March 28, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

noozdude:

We learned it from his supporters.

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Senator Casey's endorsement doesn't surprise me. Senator Obama's record and his campaign have shown what a great president he could be.

Besides that, I have noticed after hearing more about Obama's church that it reminds me very much of what I have seen and heard about the good works of Catholic churches. I suspect most churches try to help people in real ways like feeding the hungry and providing hospice care for the terminally ill, but since my only religious experience is in the Catholic church, that's what Obama's church made me think of. I remember, also, hearing about many Catholic priests over the years who were called "radicals" because they were working and speaking out for social justice.

Senator Casey is a natural ally of the Obama campaign to make this country even better than it ever has been for everybody.

Posted by: DoTheMath | March 28, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

What I find hilarious is that Clinton supporters are so quick to yell "racism" when it comes to Obama (simply because his pastor may be racist--which is a ridiculous "guilty by association" argument to begin with)...

...but celebrate that Clinton is winning in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio where whites dare not vote for a black man.

Posted by: noozdude | March 28, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

JakeD: I heard his rants about American policy: Not enough information. Huckabee does not think so.

The point is, bringing Rev. Wright to bring down Obama or Jesse Jackson to bring down Hillary are 3rd rated tactics. In itself shows some hatred.

I will say NO more.

Posted by: DrCha | March 28, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

BuffyTheBanana wrote:
I'm partaking in Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos and voting for Hillary, even though I can't stand her.
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Buffy, while you are at it Rush Limbaugh said for you to go jump of a cliff onto the impaling stakes at the bottom of the cliff.

Damn girl ! If you're going to be that stupid at least have enough sense not to tell everyone!

I would bet good money that you are one of those angry faux Conservatives whose entire lifestyle is dependent on Liberal handouts and programs. And because of your demonstrative stupidity you would actually vote to do away with a Liberal program that you depend on to make ends meet just because Rush Limbaugh said its the right thing to for HIM.

Posted by: SteelWheel1 | March 28, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Senator Casey, Jr. You show the courage and the gazumbas like your father before you to say no the dirty, negative Clintons, and say yes to changing the old guard establishment with positive, caring and fresh ways of getting America out of the economic and worldwide mess that George Bush has been allowed to create for almost 7 1/2 years.

I used to have a lot of respect for the Clintons but they have really shown their true, true colors as of late and seemed determined to split the party down the middle to attain what they want. This isn't about Hillary as it seems behind the scenes to be more about Bill's tainted legacy. If you listen and read between the lines, Bill has made this more about him. I do agree that Hillary should not drop out at all and should stay in it until the end but at the end, if she doesn't have more delegates, or more of the popular vote then she should do what's best for her party, what's best for the country being able to break this depressive stranglehold the Bush people have had on us, and do what's best for the voting system and rally herself and her supporters behind Obama. I would ask the same of Barack Obama and his supporters if he was trailing in delegates and the popular vote behind Hillary Clinton. I just think we need to save our negative ads and campaigning for the Republicans because we have 7 years worth of it for them, and tearing down the party for the sake of personal achievement for yourself and your husband is not a quality I want as my president. Bush has divided the world from each other due to his arrogance and his my way or the highway type of approach to policy of any sort.

And I would further add to media outlets to start acting like responsible journalist, anchors, and commentators, instead of like tabloid superstar wannabes. We have TMZ, Enquirer, Star and those other trash outlets to cater to our tabloid fixations. We don't need so-called legit media people and outlets succumbing to those same gutter news reporting for the sake of a dollar and ratings.

Posted by: rmattocks | March 28, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

DrCha:

Is calling David Duke a "white supremist" UN-AMERICAN?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

balck = black

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama or Hillary '08

Progress is great.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

DrCha:

Is calling the Rev. Wright a "balck racist" UN-AMERICAN?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

whoa...brownrl....a bit angry are we?

Posted by: ewsnyder | March 28, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

whoa...brownrl....a bit angry are we?

Posted by: ewsnyder | March 28, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: comingawakening | March 28, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Cha - I agree with you on that FILTER process. Everytime there's SOME good news or news at all, you can bet that in the midst of the entire conversation on what's presented, there's still the few whom focus on Wright and start the "racist" conversation (apart from the current topic) and link Obama to it with ill intent. Yes, I think it should be filtered.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Hillary, it's time to get out of the race. And please take your legions of stooges, dupes, hired guns, and handlers with you.

Posted by: shovetheplanet | March 28, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:
Anyone can be a racist. However calling Hillary a white supremist or Obama a black racist is just UN-AMERICAN. I am sure you do not hate blacks.
Love and peace.

Posted by: DrCha | March 28, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Basically this quote says it all about Hillarys campaign:

"It's crazy for Hillary to say she played a role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. ... She seems to be confusing her record with her husband's," said Robin Wilson, founder of a Northern Ireland think tank, Democratic Dialogue.

Posted by: kistel | March 28, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Great! I am strongly in support of Obama, but I don't think I realized until I read these reports, that I am, as it turns out, a "Casey Democrat". I hope this sways many of my Catholic brethren and other moderate Democrats seeking meaningful change in foreign relations and an open, ethical and inclusive era of government.

Posted by: seano1 | March 28, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Barack Obama should make a unifying offer of the vice presidency to Sen. Hillary Clinton which should be accepted without condition. This will demonstrate Barack's willingness to compromise, starting where it counts most, in the Democratic party. Hillary will almost certainly be the first woman vice president and Barack will gain a well connected adviser and effective running mate. The Democratic party will then be freed from the current devastating infighting and unite against the Republicans who plan a very spirited campaign in the fall. Nothing should stand in the way of an assured victory for the 2008 Democratic ticket, especially not hurt feelings.

Posted by: EricPrentis | March 28, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

DrCha:

Do you think that African-Americans cannot be "racist"?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

KYJurisDoctor:

The newspaper today had a poll with 67% of registered Democrats actually wanting the contest to completely finish before declaring a winner. Why don't you want the voters to cast ballots in the 10 remaining contests?!

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

What part of Pennsylvania are you from? That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, ALL of our politicians are hated in PA. We don't exactly throw flower petals at Rendell, last I checked. Having underdog status is a big sell in PA, especially when we're being told that if Obama wins the race is over. Here in Philly, we have an inferiority complex BIG TIME. President Barry's starting this thing right here in the Keystone State, my friend, no doubt about it.

Posted by: squintz | March 28, 2008 10:57 AM
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You may hate all politicians, but you don't speak for all Pennsylvanians. If you have an inferiority complex, that's your problem.
I see that you could not address anything about Casey. Typical from a lame Barry supporter. Oh, by the way. I am not your friend and Barry is TOAST in PA. Go drink some Kool-Aid.

Posted by: edanddot | March 28, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Can WaPo please filter out comments like "black racist" etc. This de-legitimizes the posts. Please FILTER the hate speech.

Posted by: DrCha | March 28, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

RAUL DEJESUS PEDRAZA:

You candidate just said on "The View" that if Rev. Wright hadn't retired in December, he would have left the church -- do you believe him?

Posted by: JakeD | March 28, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Yet another DAGGER at the heart of "BILLARY" Clinton. If she has any dignity left, she will be QUITTING!

http://OsiSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | March 28, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES?

It is generally recognized that the msin stream media is the alter ego of the establishment, i.e, the multinational corporations, the industrial/military complex, America's elite (billionaires) and the neocons.

It is also a given that the main stream media is doing everything it can in every way it can to move Sen. Obama into the presidency.

Everything the establishment does is done to improve and protect its own self interest, the People and the Constitution be damned.

As Cheney would say, "So?".

Posted by: marrobcastle | March 28, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

RESPONSE TO INFANTRY11V4FAUS: You are WRONG, and your pejorative, negative, and borderline racist comments are not worthy of a member (if you are) of the US military.

I am a 24-year retired vet and a lifelong Republican.

Posted by: swanieaz | March 28, 2008 10:51 AM
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WHO CARES?

Posted by: edanddot | March 28, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm partaking in Rush Limbaugh's Operatin Chaos and voting for Hillary, even though I can't stand her.

Posted by: BuffyTheBanana | March 28, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It is getting harder and harder for any politician to endorse a candidate without feeling the wrath of Clinton supporters. Many of them say they will support McCain. Really shows that they have room temperature IQ's.You are are probably not aware of Supreme Court judge nominations which are coming up in the next few years. Yeah that's right let McCain appoint them and the Democratic party might as well fold. All of this talk about Clinton dropping out........ give it a rest....... They will have to call security at the Convention to drag her out. Clinton has no shame. She is also suffering from insomnia, she really doesn't understand where she is and she is being propped up by her supporters hanging on to the back of her neck so she doesn't fall over. I would bet that if all the superdelegates backed Obama tomorrow, she would still find a reason to stay in this race. The Huckabee factor. She attacks Obama on his economic speech as being "just words" and with the same breath says he stole the ideas from her. So which is it ?

Posted by: mrtutto | March 28, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Casey's endorsement is going to be a big help in PA. He's widely respected.
We live in State College, PA and we've been flooded with primary activity in the last few weeks. Every night, volunteers from both camps knock on our door, our mailbox is full and candidates are starting to visit. Clinton opened her campaign office with a good turnout, Obama opened his with a huge turnout - standing room only.Bill Clinton was here last night, arrived about an hour late and spoke to about 6,000. Obama comes on Sunday. There's a lot of interest in his visit. Estimates say 20,000 are expected.

Check our blog for updates: culturallycool.com

Posted by: D | March 28, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Casey's endorsement is going to be a big help in PA. He's widely respected.
We live in State College, PA and we've been flooded with primary activity in the last few weeks. Every night, volunteers from both camps knock on our door, our mailbox is full and candidates are starting to visit. Clinton opened her campaign office with a good turnout, Obama opened his with a huge turnout - standing room only.Bill Clinton was here last night, arrived about an hour late and spoke to about 6,000. Obama comes on Sunday. There's a lot of interest in his visit. Estimates say 20,000 are expected.

Check our blog for updates: culturallycool.com

Posted by: D | March 28, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I wouldnt read too much into obline polls. Clinton's supporters are busy working and probably unable to spend lots of time online.

Posted by: jcmdstep1 | March 28, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I don't give a rip about some imperfect pastor. All pastors are imperfect. Period. Don't get me misunderstood. I too am disturbed by some of Wright's statements. However, Mr. Wright is NOT the church, and the church is not the building (as far my understanding goes of the faith). Pastors make mistakes as they are human, like the rest of us. Everyone stuck on Pastor Wright, please GO TO PASTOR WRIGHT, find a way to talk to him and tell him your thoughts and get some answers.

As for Obama, he is defnitely not a racist as some idiot commented above to my disbelief. It is very possible to love some one and disagree with them at the same time. Pastor Wright introduced Obama to this faith, and as imperfect as he is as a pastor, I applaud the fact that Obama has opened up to The Good News. It is Obama's job to know Obama's faith. He is educated enough and he has very well shown that he does not accept every word that someone says, and he can discern nonsense. He knows who he is and what he stands for (his speech couldn't have been more blunt). It's time to move on. Obama has shown CONSISTENTLY what character he has by his actions. That is Obama. Wright is not Obama. Can some of us not discern between responsibilities of two different adults?

Anyway, like I said: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

I look forward to some good debates in November.

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

infantry11b4faus; until you have a CIB, you are nothing but a fraud and wannabe. Here's hoping you get your chance tough guy.

Posted by: acindc007 | March 28, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, Senator Casey. Your endorsement carry a lot of weight for Mr. Obama.
Like Gov. Gregoire(WA), you are true representative of your locale.Notthe LOBBIES.

OBAMA'08.

Posted by: tariqahmed | March 28, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

America is a White Christian country and if Obama wins we could have the greatest civil war ever known to man. Obama is a Black drug using racist who has no business as our President. Casey's decision to endorse Obama is stupid. I hope the voters remember this stupidity when Casey is up for reelection. Hillary is much more intelligent than Obama and the only reason Obama is getting the attention that he has been getting is that he is Black...just like Ms. Ferraro stated. TRUE!!

Posted by: Scruffy1970 | March 28, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Why does Murtha support Hillary? What does she have on him to blackmail him with? I can't figure out another reason for such support. Paul Vallace - Hillary's closest associate, was the CEO of Phyladelphia Public Schools, destroying them the same way he did in Chicago before 2001, inspiring the reverse racism , as much as possible, until he was finally forced to resign from Chicago..
The Mayor of Philadelphia is known to be dependent on Clintons (or heavil corrupted by them), like Mayor Dayley in Chicago is. The governor of Philadephia behaves like a wise man ; and does not side completely with any one of two contenders in question. But what about Murtha? I respect him. How come that he sided himself with such persons of no creditability, as Clintons, especially female, are well known to be? What kind of the really strong material Clintons should have on him to achieve such cooperation? come on, Murtha, you have principles, prove it!

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

rmason1 said at 12:11:

And I think Obama should be removed from his senate position. He's Paid to uphold the Constitution and he's breaking the law by actively violating Article 14, 'do not discriminate based on skin color (no matter what color), gender, etc...'

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As a woman, I'd just like to say "I wish." Article 14 does not mention race, or "skin color," and only mentions gender to make it clear that states are (or were, until the 19th Amendment took effect in 1920), in fact, allowed to deny women the right to vote.

Furthermore, since Article 14 mainly deals with the actions of the states, it's hard to see how a U.S. senator could be violating it. I suppose if we found out he had been voting for the U.S. government to pay the debts incurred by the Confederate States of America during "the late insurrection," you could make that argument...

Posted by: dc-native | March 28, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

11B I ad my name to the list of veterans who know you are way off base. I did seven years int he 101st Airborne and another six with the All American 82nd Airborne. Your comments are obnoxious to those of us who have fought valiantly next to our comrades of all colors and creeds. Your butt has probably never been in a foxhole taking any incoming like ours. Legions of veterans back Barack Obama proudly and appreciate someone with courage enough to state unequivocally that they were not for this mess of a war we are now fighting for no real reason. AIRBORNE FOR OBAMA

Posted by: pedraza1 | March 28, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The times they are a changing. Young people, under thirty, have a completely different take on where the world is heading than those of us boomers. Obama is about thoughtful change, but for change that is good and change that is needed. If we fogeys think we must hang on to the past, we are just destroying our futures.

Posted by: nclwtk | March 28, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Obama or Hillary '08:

Posted by: Obama2008 | March 28, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama just said on "The View" that if Wright hadn't retired in December, he would have left the church. How many Obama supporters believe him?"

Posted by: lpeter59 | March 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

voting for an inexperienced obama or old man Mccain(with no knowledge of the economy) when both the economy and iraq situation are both fragile, is like falling from 36000 feet without a parachute

Posted by: sd71 | March 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

voting for an inexperienced obama or old man Mccain(with no knowledge of the economy) when both the economy and iraq situation are both fragile, is like falling from 36000 feet without a parachute

Posted by: sd71 | March 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

voting for an inexperienced obama or old man Mccain(with no knowledge of the economy) when both the economy and iraq situation are both fragile, is like falling from 36000 feet without a parachute

Posted by: sd71 | March 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

voting for an inexperienced obama or old man Mccain(with no knowledge of the economy) when both the economy and iraq situation are both fragile, is like falling from 36000 feet without a parachute

Posted by: sd71 | March 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The right wing attacks on Obama and right-wing pundit support for Clinton convinces me that the GOP is terrified of running against him.

Posted by: mannystones | March 28, 2008 11:12 AM
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I absolutely agree with you. It's pretty clear that Republicans want to run against Hillary.

Posted by: smc91 | March 28, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

voting for an inexperienced obama or old man Mccain(with no knowledge of the economy) when both the economy and iraq situation are both fragile, is like falling from 36000 feet without a parachute

Posted by: sd71 | March 28, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Gentlemen Barack Obama has won the Democratic nomination period. He has won more pledged delegates, more popular votes and taken twice as many contests as Hillary. YOu cannot move the goal posts any longer just ask Nancy Pelosi or Bobby Bowden. I for one appreciate her helping to temper our candidate with their "Kitchen Sink / Tonya Harding" ways. Barack is now more prepared to face the Republicans and their fear tactics. Karl Rove and his types will attempt to put up a new boogeyman that only Senator McWar can supposedly tackle before us. I am certain the American electorate is not going to be hoodwinked again. We wont allow ourselves to be led down the be afraid, be very afraid road on either foreign affairs or domestic economic policies. He has maintained himself above Billary and their divisiveness win at all costs even if by .5% ways.

I am veteran of the Iraq war having served with honor in the 82nd Airborne Division and am now joined by legions of my comrades in fighting against this war which has taken 4000 plus of my comrades and maimed over 25,000 of us. How much does a trillion and counting of our dollars represent to each and every american family? I challenge each and every reader here to visit the nearest Veterans hospital and see what the true price of this war for no good reason is costing us. No WMDs, No ties to Al Qaeda etc. etc.

Senator Obama is brilliant and will surround himself with sage advice in all the key sectors. I pray that our country is really ready for CHANGE and will turn the page on sixteen(16) years of failed leadership.


VOTE BARACK OBAMA AMERICA!

Posted by: pedraza1 | March 28, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

It is a sad day when a supposed pro-life, Catholic Senator endorses such a pro-abortion candidate. Catholics and Christians should not have to choose between either of these candidates. There should be a party that embraces the good parts of both parties that Catholics and other Christians could flock to. Senator Casey needs to go to confession for this choice.

Posted by: markob | March 28, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Mighty Casey has struck out (for Obama).

Posted by: filoporquequilo | March 28, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore must be sitting back & smiling like the cat that just ate the canary. Casey supports Obama, Rendell supports Clinton,& when it becomes obvious that the rift in the democratic party is too large to mend, Al Gore will ride his horse named Nobel into the rescue & "accept the nomination for president," from his party. The real question is, who will be the v-p?

Posted by: duncang | March 28, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

why are you posting comments from infantry11b4faus? they're incredibly bigoted, aside from being abominable ignorant.

Posted by: joanna.pc | March 28, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe how many Americans think we're getting out of Iraq.

We will not be abandoning that mission in the next four years. The best one can hope for is some kind of draw down. But complete withdrawal will not happen under Barack, Obama, nor McCain. McCain's already told us. Obama and Hillary, if elected, I imagine will cite "shifting conditions" for no complete withdrawal at some future date.

We probably won't raise taxes either. The economy is too weak. Not until things improve.

So now it comes down to health care. McCain has plans to take on big Pharma, and offer tax breaks for coverage. Obama and Hillary of course are offering more aggressive plans.

SCOTUS candidates would be moderate under McCain (he can't get past the Dems), they would probably be more liberal under either Dem.

These three candidates are just more of the same. Take a deep breath everyone. It's not the end of the world if your candidate loses, nor is Nirvana coming if they win.

Posted by: camasca | March 28, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Dean should go pound sand! He is responsible for MI and FL for blocking their voices.

What a shmuck. Hussein Obama now says that would have left the church if his pastor had not quit when he did!

Obama: Give me a break! American people are smartr than you or your wife give them credit for. Take a look at the CNN piece:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/03/28/sot.obama.stay.church.ABC

Shame on you Obama!

Posted by: nnia | March 28, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Sour grapes for Casey!

What a shmuck. Hussein Obama now says that would have left the church if his pastor had not quit when he did!

Obama: Give me a break! American people are smartr than you or your wife give them credit for. Take a look at the CNN piece:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/03/28/sot.obama.stay.church.ABC

Shame on you Obama!

Posted by: nnia | March 28, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I saw someone above comment "we're all in this together". I beg to differ. The Obama ascendancy (or should I say coronation) demonstrates a party that has moved too far to the left. Moderates like myself may not have a home in the Democratic party any more. A 3rd party (not this time around but in the future) combining moderate elements of both parties is not such an unfeasible idea. Party realignment happens periodically in our history; maybe the time has come. I'm a lifeling Democrat but I feel this election was a travesty, with caucuses independents and Republicans having far too great a say in the nomination. I also feel that Hillary Clinton has been treated tremendously unfairly probably because she is a woman. The rush to judgment by party leaders (Nancy Pelosi thinking of her own presidential ambitions?) has been simply despicable.

The story of this nomination when we look back on it will be how the Obama team (Axelrod is darn good) was able to have THEIR positions become THE position - i.e., that because Obama is ahead this should mean he gets the nomination, as opposed to acquiring the necessary number of delegates for nomination - then why have that as a criteria at all?

McCain is a solid citizen and right now looks pretty good - Obama at the end of the day is still a freshman senator who has been running for president since before he entered it. Maybe in 8 years - not now. Hillary is in my opinion a far better choice and the attempts to short-circuit the process are simply undemocratic. General election voters will not be as susceptible to Mr. Obama's charms as a Democratic party hijacked the same way it was in '72. Pelosi and others need to answer for an absurd process that created chaos - it's not Hillary's fault. The process has been rigged for Obama and against Hillary. If she's not the nominee, I'll very much consider looking elsewhere. It's not anger. I just don't see Obama as the best choice for president. Period.

Posted by: ricr | March 28, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

johnnormansp...post of the day.


Sane adults will be backing Obama and he will win.

Posted by: dan3 | March 28, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

No- Obama isn't a Muslim, it's just that his church's teachings sound like they came out of a wahabbi mosque...

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is vote your heart. All these naysayers who say that Obama has been successfully Swiftboated -- not for me he hasn't. McCain, for example, is a senile hawk who will lead us into WWIII, without any doubt, that is as obvious as the nose on his face. (As in his jingle -- "Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran" -- sort of catchy, isn't it? Hah, ha, great laugh there, John!) This should not be the future of America or the world. Obama is impressive as someone who -- despite the hicks who post here saying he is a Muslim and a racist -- can lead the best of America, and the rest of the world.

Posted by: johnnormansp | March 28, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

How funny that Casey was "swayed by his four daughters" who are Obama "fans." In another article about Casey's endorsement he refers to the fact that his four daughters have "never been very political." Guess what, Mr. Casey - maybe your Obama "fan" daughters still aren't very political! Maybe they're having the same reaction they have as "fans" of Justin Timberlake or other celebrities. In fact, perhaps Casey should check with his daughters again and consider endorsing Timberlake who, after all, likely has about as much relevant experience as Obama.

Posted by: debrajd | March 28, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by TEHarries:
"She is sponsored in Pennsylvania by our corporatist Governor Rendell who wants to privatize Pennsylvania's turnpikes."
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Yeah, god forbid the bloated, patronage filled and corrupt turnpike authority - who can't even keep the road in good condition - lose it's source of revenue. The road is mostly horrific, tolls are HIGH, and it needs to have someone, anyone, run it efficiently. And it sure ain't the turnpike authority. Let's hear it for corporatism!!

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

"Wright's hateful words and Obama's support for him has lead to death of innocent whites in Chicago."

Please match some facts with this ridiculous statement. Otherwise shut up.
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Innocent whiteman was killed today in Philly by a group of 5 gang members for fun.......

This story takes place everyday in the street of Chicago.....

Obama and Osama's word's are spreading those hates in heart of innocent young people.

Obama makes his daughter listen to "Black KKK" message. What do you think is the effect of that?

http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20080328__Targeted_for_no_reason_.html

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 28, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Angry-bots, keep the posts pithy, OK? Why are the most obnoxious posters so wordy? Also, you only need to hit "submit" once. Thanks.

PA for Obama!

Posted by: squintz | March 28, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

What business do a bunch of gutless draft dodging Republicans cowards like Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush have questioning someone else's patriotism? When we were at war and there was a draft, they all ran away from having to go to war to fight for their country and then they all turned around sent someone else's kids to war to be killed. Do you see these guys sending their kids to war. No, you don't. And then Hillary turns around and belittles our own troops by lying about going into a war zone. The military regarded this as they do someone that goes and buys a medal and pretends they had honors for military service.She is about a lowlife.

Posted by: majorteddy | March 28, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama represents change and has energized an apathetic generation who could care less about the democratic process. He is a truly innovative politician who wants to do away with "old politics" in this country. Obama truly wants to make a difference and we can't have that, can we? Obama just needs to drop out of the race so that we can have another 4-8 years of lying, old, back-scratching politics and all you young voters should just go back to getting high and leave this country to be run by Clinton and McCain supporters. I mean, what did you think would happen, we would let someone who truly wants to move America in the right direction become president? Get real.

Posted by: DirtyDish | March 28, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Reid promised him something in the Senate for endorsing him.

Posted by: badger3 | March 28, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

To Infantry11b....
You called Obama racist, but you are the one that is a racist bigot.

Muppet

Posted by: MUPPET | March 28, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

A VOTE FOR CLINTON IS A VOTE FOR RUINOUS CORPORATE POWER

Clinton and Governor Rendell are both corporatists. The traditional terms liberal, conservative, Republican, and Democrat are no longer operable. They distort and inhibit an accurate political dialogue. The new and operable terms that accurately relate to our national fate are CORPORATIST (advocating for or defending corporate power) and ANTI CORPORATIST (opposed to the unregulated and out of control abuses of corporate power.)

The corporatist agenda and its advocates create pressure to:
(1) promote DEREGULATION of corporate behavior in the market place. When the living body deregulates its subsystems, the result is called cancer. In society, it yields social disaster.
(2) PRIVATIZE all government functions, to "hollow out"government institutions. This removes public control which empowers unchained greed and ruthless predatory corporate competition that already harms our middle class among many other disastrous impacts.

The economic impact of ruthless corporatist power has been the focus of a relevant, timely and brilliant international best seller: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein. I urge you to visit the following site to see some professional reviews that extol the relevant importance of Klein's magnificent book that validates my assertions:
http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine/reviews

By definition of her long record, Hillary Clinton is a corporate activist, e.g. she has unashamedly supported NAFTA & FISA. Many of her proposals for change were stated originally by Obama and Edwards. She is sponsored in Pennsylvania by our corporatist Governor Rendell who wants to privatize Pennsylvania's turnpikes. The corporatists must be defeated in November, but a vote for Clinton votes for even more corporate empowerment. Obama is challenging the dominant corporatist culture that is already the ruination of our way of life. Evidence is found on his issues pages at his site:
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

Persons who want the best potential for our nation's future (that means you and me,) and who have done their homework, will be supporting Barack Obama, first in the PA primary if they can, then in the national election in November.

Posted by: TEHarries | March 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Right now, Barack is back by at least 12 points in PA. After the Wright affair and the Bosnia landing, Barack and Hillary each have issues to overcome.

The conventional wisdom is that a loss by Obama in single digits would be a victory. Within five points would be a triumph and either, not to mention an outright win on his part should be enough to convince her that she can't win in August.

The truth is that her negatives are still much higher than his. Moreover, while the Wright affair may show his judgment was impaired when it came to an inability to slam his spiritual advisor for impolitic remarks, it is worse when the candidate herself says things that are so far from the truth in order to puff up her own resume and justification for victory.

Now, with the Richardson and Casey endorsements, the writing is on the wall that the remaining superdelegates will not go for Hillary and, if Casey can muster just a few percentage points for Obama, the feared in-fighting that has been expected to last until Denver, could end on April 22.

We all know that the Clintons can't win. While the GOP (Rush L.) sent over a 250,000 right-wing voters to vote Hillary in Ohio, Texas and Mississippi combined to keep this race going, it must end soon for Democratic and independent voters to unite and win with Barack in November.

I urge Pennsylvanians who care about the Democratic party to take Casey's lead and end this race in your state. Give Barack a big enough vote that Hillary sees there is no point in going on.

It will be good for our party and, more importantly, good for our nation!

Posted by: kyle.bruse | March 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Infantry & whatever!
Watch your online courtesy! Obama is spelled with a capital O. This may come as ooooh? to you.

Posted by: rafael1 | March 28, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Infantry & whatever!
Watch your online courtesy! Obama is spelled with a capital O. This may come as ooooh? to you.

Posted by: rafael1 | March 28, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Infantry & whatever!
Watch your online courtesy! Obama is spelled with a capital O. This may come as ooooh? to you.

Posted by: rafael1 | March 28, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

So Casey will endorse Obama because of how he grappled with the Rev Wright issue. He should of added (I suspect) that Clinton lost all integrity when she explained how she was dodging bullets etc on the Bosnia trip.

What I have seen is Obama answering questions with integrity (even if you don't like the answer) and Clinton becoming (and saying things) more and more absurd as the contest continues.

Posted by: pd.scott ============

I love Obama's answers. If he didn't give the answers he does I wouldn't have a laugh all day long. The latest is "I would no more disown Rev. Wright than I would the black community," followed (after some time and polling) by "if Rev Wright had not retired I would have left his church." Or "I will make my economic decisions without basing them on ideology" followed by "raise taxes on the rich, lower taxes on middle income." Is that not a long standing liberal ideology? But the real laugher for the day is the one where he says "when I am sworn into office in January." That, my friend, is rofl. I think he got confused by the weather report. January in DC is a lot like h*** freezing over.

Posted by: deucebollards | March 28, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

This from a Muslim website:

How Casey Won the Muslim Vote
By Syeda Abbas

The word was out in mosques, community parties and Islamic schools, Ramadan iftaars to Democrat Bob Casey in. Why would a normally sleepy Muslim community thrust itself into the forefront of national elections historical significance? Would it matter? Apparently, it did...

This year was different. Rick Santorum Republican Senator from Penn Hills had touted a belligerent line that prompted fear of the Iraq war. Santorum alienated himself to the Muslim vote; he lambasted an Iranian environmentalist Massoum Ebtekar, honored by the U.N. as a terrorist supporter. His stance on Iran was unequivocal; he termed it a leading sponsor of terrorism and his Iran Freedom Act strengthened the existing sanctions on Iran. Quiet simply, Santorum left no room of diplomacy; no chance for peace talks. He viewed the entire Muslim world as a harbinger of death and destruction. This July he spoke to the National Press Club in Washington D.C; Santorum compared Islamic fascists to Nazis and implied they enhanced the proliferation of terrorism all over the world.

http://www.wesleyswildworks.com/newsjohn/toxic_abbas1.htm

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Now it all makes sense....Casey and Barry don't think Islamofascists are like Nazi's or believe that they enhance proliferation of terrorism around the world.

Rick Santorum lost cause he was a pompous a$$, not due to his views on national security. Senator Sleepy Bob Casey? Don't hear squat about him anywhere in the local media, doing anything. I bet there are alot of Pennsylvanians that forgot he was even a senator.

Yawn.

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Every Rape-Public-Can who now tries to open their beak to bleet even an opinion is a laughable insignificant pile of dung.

If you voted for Chimpy McFlightsuit and supported, enabled, and excused this national disgrace, disaster of a war, crushing failing economy your opinion and vote are worthless. Scream your ignorant xenophobia and dittohead ignorance all you want but you are impotent and irrelevent to the national dialogue.

Rape-Public-Cans are completely irrelevent. It is cute though how they play along as if they had a prayer in 08. Go ask Hastert's Dem replacement (backed by Obama) is doing.

Posted by: dan3 | March 28, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to work on his definition of "Rich".

He promises to raise taxes by 10% on anyone who makes more than $70K per year because they are rich - blanket coverage, a simplistic one size fits all approach to earnings.

Hey Bama, $70K is not rich in NYC or Washington DC! Maybe it's rich in Ohio but its poor around here.

So, to hell with your tax increase on the poor.

Posted by: Patriot12 | March 28, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

And I think Obama should be removed from his senate position. He's Paid to uphold the Constitution and he's breaking the law by actively violating Article 14, 'do not discriminate based on skin color (no matter what color), gender, etc...' He's not even compliant as a senator let alone Commander in Chief. Remove him from office and someone protect those innocent children from weekly hatred messages. That's just cruel! Remove him from office.

Posted by: rmason1 | March 28, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

.

Just call it. It's Over.

Yes, "anything could happen," but it's really unlikely that Obama could lose, unless Hillary gets like 400% of the vote and 400% of the remaining delegates. It was, as of Super Tuesday, a close race. After winning 12 straight states, it has become an Obama blowout.

However, again, "anything could happen" and I would not put it past her.

.

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | March 28, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I suspect that Casey is less choosing between Obama and Clinton than between Obama in March and Obama in August.
The sniping from the Clinton camp won't stop the nomination of Obama; it may well make teh general election harder.

Posted by: F_L_Palmer | March 28, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

kemurph wrote:
WaPo: this is kind of becoming a joke:
Richardson endorses Obama: front page news print and online
Casey endorses Obama: leads "The Trail", front page link online
Murtha endorses Clinton: the Post doesn't even write a story, just carries the Reuters feed
Considering that no one's even heard of Casey and yet Murtha commands national respect, especially from likely swing voters, this is clear evidence of some sort of reporting bias.

except that the breathless statement above is untrue. see:

-"The Trail" John Murtha Endorses Hillary Clinton;
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/03/18/john_murtha_endorses_hillary_c_1.html

in addition, other stories about HC that week discussed Murtha's endorsement, such as:

-Clinton Discusses Iraq With Young Vets;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/18/AR2008031803266.html

It would seem the claim of "clear evidence of some sort of reporting bias" is "clearly" dependent on who's ox is gored.

Posted by: rajjjj | March 28, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

It is a proven (last 2 elections) fact that Republicans and Democrats are irrelevant when it comes to winning the election. Neither party has more than 30% of the voting public. The third Party (now the majority)...Independents... decide who wins. McCain can't get the Independent Vote, not can Clinton and it remains to be seen if Obama can (but he's got a strong showing among Independents below the age of 35).

But, it is fun to listen to the far right and far left list their complaints..as if anyone in the "middle" cares what either thinks!

Posted by: wmboyd | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

This reply goes out to"infantry11b4faus ":
How ignorant it is of you to attribute Rev. Wright's commments to Sen. Obama. He has denounced those comments as racial and divisive, and there are those such as yourself that want to continue to lambaste Sen. Obama b/c of the ignorance of someone associated with him. Very classless!

Posted by: delfranklin4 | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

As for the comment about Obama saying he was "cool". He wasn't. He was being HONEST about his past, and his mistakes. He wrote about it in his books. Isn't that a refreshing change from those who denied their drinking/drug past and lied to the American people about it?
--------------------------------------------Honesty is not Obama's strong suit. Obama is a panderer, even back in his Harvard Law School days. Everyone gushes over how smart Obama was in law school - being named the President of the Harvard Law Review.

What most people don't know is that is not an honor bestowed on anyone because they are bright, or smart. It is bestowed on people because the CAMPAIGN for the title.

I saw an author in CSPAN2 whose book was subtitled "Why Obama can't win." He said that Obama pandered, big time, for that title. He said that Obama told conservatives what they wanted to hear and liberals what they wanted to hear, so they would vote for him.

Pretty much how Obama panders now and tries to "fix" this election. Always saying he is more successful than Hillary, and the media reports what the Axelrod "swiftboat crew" says, rather than checking polls, election results and other results for themselves.

When the media showed videos of Rev. Wright, Obama said he didn't see any of those sermons, then he said he did, but he didn't approve of Wright's anti-American hate speeches.

Then Obama turned completely around because the black churches were ostracizing him and threatening to pull their support because Obama didn't defend Rev. Wright.

So, Obama turned around again (flip-flopped) and wrote his charismatic speech about wanting to unite this country and the world - around racism. Go figure. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

As for the comment about Obama saying he was "cool". He wasn't. He was being HONEST about his past, and his mistakes. He wrote about it in his books. Isn't that a refreshing change from those who denied their drinking/drug past and lied to the American people about it?
--------------------------------------------Honesty is not Obama's strong suit. Obama is a panderer, even back in his Harvard Law School days. Everyone gushes over how smart Obama was in law school - being named the President of the Harvard Law Review.

What most people don't know is that is not an honor bestowed on anyone because they are bright, or smart. It is bestowed on people because the CAMPAIGN for the title.

I saw an author in CSPAN2 whose book was subtitled "Why Obama can't win." He said that Obama pandered, big time, for that title. He said that Obama told conservatives what they wanted to hear and liberals what they wanted to hear, so they would vote for him.

Pretty much how Obama panders now and tries to "fix" this election. Always saying he is more successful than Hillary, and the media reports what the Axelrod "swiftboat crew" says, rather than checking polls, election results and other results for themselves.

When the media showed videos of Rev. Wright, Obama said he didn't see any of those sermons, then he said he did, but he didn't approve of Wright's anti-American hate speeches.

Then Obama turned completely around because the black churches were ostracizing him and threatening to pull their support because Obama didn't defend Rev. Wright.

So, Obama turned around again (flip-flopped) and wrote his charismatic speech about wanting to unite this country and the world - around racism. Go figure. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

As for the comment about Obama saying he was "cool". He wasn't. He was being HONEST about his past, and his mistakes. He wrote about it in his books. Isn't that a refreshing change from those who denied their drinking/drug past and lied to the American people about it?
--------------------------------------------Honesty is not Obama's strong suit. Obama is a panderer, even back in his Harvard Law School days. Everyone gushes over how smart Obama was in law school - being named the President of the Harvard Law Review.

What most people don't know is that is not an honor bestowed on anyone because they are bright, or smart. It is bestowed on people because the CAMPAIGN for the title.

I saw an author in CSPAN2 whose book was subtitled "Why Obama can't win." He said that Obama pandered, big time, for that title. He said that Obama told conservatives what they wanted to hear and liberals what they wanted to hear, so they would vote for him.

Pretty much how Obama panders now and tries to "fix" this election. Always saying he is more successful than Hillary, and the media reports what the Axelrod "swiftboat crew" says, rather than checking polls, election results and other results for themselves.

When the media showed videos of Rev. Wright, Obama said he didn't see any of those sermons, then he said he did, but he didn't approve of Wright's anti-American hate speeches.

Then Obama turned completely around because the black churches were ostracizing him and threatening to pull their support because Obama didn't defend Rev. Wright.

So, Obama turned around again (flip-flopped) and wrote his charismatic speech about wanting to unite this country and the world - around racism. Go figure. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

3.28.2008 :OPINION OF THE REVEREND DR KAMAL KARNA KARUNA ROY AKA JOSEPH GERONIMO JR, WHO WAS BORN IN GUAM, A U S TERRITORY IN PACIFIC OCEAN ON 3.31.1934, AT ASSOCIATED US MILITARY FACILITY :PARENTS WERE ALSO RELIGIOUS WORKERS AND WAS ON A TRIP TO BRTISH INDIA AND THEY WERE KILLED IN A RACIAL CUM RELIGIOUS CONFLICT DURING THE TOUR IN THE THEN BRITISH INDIA. ROY BECAME ORPHAN AT VERY EARLY AGE AND WAS RAISES GLOBALLY IN DACCA OF EAST INDIA IN BRITISH RULE , THE THEN BOBAY & LONDON UK FOR CERTAIN PERIODS WITH ADOPTIVE PARENT RMENDRA ROY DR, AND USHA ROY AND HIS NATURAL PARENTS WERE JOSEPH GERONIMO A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ORIGIN AND RITA VASQUEZ, U S BORN PUERTORICAN PLUS ORIENTAL INDIAN MIXED WOMAN AND BEFORE DEATHS IN RIOT THEY WERE RESIDENTS IN GUAM IN MARIANA ISLAND OF U S TERRITORY DR ROY LIVED IN NEW YORK STATE, WASHINGTON DC ET AL IN MAINLAND USA SINCE 1968 WITH S S NO 578804399; HE IS AN M B A 1974 1974 (M S DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT , suny mARITIME COLLEGE BRONX, N Y CITY AND DOCTORATES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS FROM ABROAD AND USA. SEE PROFILE OF DR ROY WITH SEARCH WEB WITH COMBINATIONS OF WORDS KAMAL KARNA ROY REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT U S 2008 AND HIS PHOTO MAY BE SEEN IN WEB VOTE SMART PROJECT KAML K ROY EPUBLICAN CANDIDATE .
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DiscussEnter Your CommentSubmit Member Comments Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN (March 28, 2008 at 6:42 AM)
3.28. 2008 new york

we need newer strategies to develop equities in WE the people IN U S A AND ALL OVER THE GLOBAL DEMOCRACIES : THE REV DR KAMAL KARNA K ROY, A NEWER VALUE POLITICIAN:

presidential hopeful and contender of u s president swear affirm and depose to say all "we the people in globe that democracy as is is a kind of aucracy in the fullest jungle democratic dysfunctions countin g from developing nation and until recently an ally of power_boss in demoracy,USA , wherein true democratic conditions are just partial , and main values of democracy are sweet_will of powerfuls, superpowerfuls, human_gods of usa, devils of democracy in usa: but we the people must arouse ourselves upto glory of civilization , human_animals' ustom made blessings of centuries of human development. we the people must restore it,i e true democracy for equities in people. No absolute namesake god/s can revive for freedom but "we the people" can restore democracy that we dreamt in centuries, the dream turned old and ailing and dysfunctional but democracy is not dead story of human civilization , let us be united to gather adequate force to revive, restore and optimally helpful in use of democratic set ups.his this part of political theology of doctrines of survival as announced by the rev dr kamal k k roy in the houly hours of new york est and released globe wide as prayer to democratic regenerations in nations which theme are mottos of commoners in any democratic nation, The comment repakaged by the rev hon'ble paromita roy baidya of delhi regions in india in the outskit of new delhi india , and released through new rork as democratic reform,s agenda of the rev mr Premangshu roy ddas.

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Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/27/2008 7:57:44 AM

Comment: pakistan's new found democracy is very encouraging.; it may start a new balance of military and political balance in regions of indian subcontinent and allied nations in neiorhood at the behest of power_boss USA.elected leaders and gillani have ethical and political duties to we the peopole of pakistan to preserve democracy intact. Pl do not try to unseat mussaruff right away which may start internal military problems in pakistan with assisting powers including usa, as big powers may not show a reason to intervene and make democracy in limbo for uncertain periods., The reverend dr kamal karna k roy's views were expressed by rev mr hon'ble paromita roy badyawith assistants and associated clergies viz atreyee sen, gargi lahiri. young legy in traing ms dishari sen roy and rev ms mita r das of birati , hospital rdpsnimta 24 Parganasnorth.w . b india facility;chief rev lisa alston mew yok 10301

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/23/2008 7:47:56 PM

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Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/20/2008 10:57:12 PM

Comment: given an premansu das, gargi lahiri, Atreyee r sen, rev ms newer politician, a true republican like many of us and

Comment: .This church is in the minority-MOST African American churches to not here anything about the white race our government being preached!

Posted By: Alvy @ 03/20/2008 17:00:29

Comment: And I'm sure that your reseach into black churches is as comprehensive as your advice..

Posted By: candacetx @ 03/20/2008 4:52:09 PM

Comment: I am deeply saddened by the narrow perspective that has been given by some of our previous postings. Why am I sad? I am sad that the real issues surrounding the democratic nomination/campaign process are now being washed away with distractions. Why do I refer to the subject matter at hand as a distraction? One explanation comes to mind...smoke screen. Why are we just now hearing of Senator Obama's former Pastor's statements at the height of his campaign? Why has the media failed to highlight other Pastors (white and black) who had similar messages around 911? Why hasn't anyone brought up any real issues surrounding Obama's character or skills as a leader? Maybe, this is all that they could come up with? Maybe, these persons have been searching all along to dig up something to harm the campaign? It seems they had to dig up something almost seven years old to do so. My real question is why now? Why are we trying assassinate Senator Obama's character based upon his former Pastor's emotional 911 sermon? Can anyone recall how high our emotions (good and bad) were back then? Since then, we have as "united" people been making strives towards real patriotism. I am sad today because none of us are asking the "good question". Why now? Why aren't we noticing the smoke screen in such an important election as this one.

Posted By: heavensway @ 03/20/2008

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT PLANS. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS., BUT WE ARE AWARESUDDEN DEMOCRATIC BENEFITS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN A RULING COALITIONS HAVE BASIC DIFFERENCES IN IDEOLOGIES AND THIRD PARTY OR FOREIGN INFLUENCES ARE DOMINANT.rEV DR KAMAL ROY'S VIEWS REEMPHASIZED AND REISSUED. NEW YORK 3.20. 2008 BY LISA N R ALSTON CAMPAIGN OFFICE OF DR ROY FOR U S PRESIDENT.2008 AND HOPEFUL TO BE GOP NOMINEE AT THE ELECTION OR U S PRESIDENT 2008.

Posted By: democratic_reforms @ 03/18/2008 11:34:40 AM

Comment: Tkarna k roy a republican hopeful to u s presidency against all odds, in jungle democratic he rev dr kamal lives and politicking, u s presidential election nov 4, 2008; said in new york ciry at staten island , the comment and ideas were roformed in newer scripts that Pakistan will greatly help itself if elected leaders who recently won majority in parliament will benefit more to remove musarraf from presidency immediately, rather use him as interim president until foces ossing musarraf are consolidated in power and strength to bring in drastic changes in democracy and equations of sustaining the same. so far the power balance is volatile. Inner conflicts in pakistani people may derail many dreams of average pakistani upto void achievements due to conflicts among partners. reported by rev mr premanshu das, rev ms paromita r baidya of new delhi and rev ms lisa bn r alston of new york as chief of campaign services : the rev dr kamal roy for u s president 20008:see below:

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/03/2008 10:05:01 PM

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS., including in u s a

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/03/2008 10:05:01 PM

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS.

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Enter Your Commentpresidential hopeful and contender of u s president swear affirm and depose to say all "we the people in globe that democracy as is is a kind of aucracy in the fullest jungle democratic dysfunctions countin g from developing nation and until recently an ally of power_boss in demoracy,USA , wherein true democratic conditions are just partial , and main values of democracy are sweet_will of powerfuls, superpowerfuls, human_gods of usa, devils of democracy in usa: but we the people must arouse ourselves upto glory of civilization , human_animals' ustom made blessings of centuries of human development. we the people must restore it,i e true democracy for equities in people. No absolute namesake god/s can revive for freedom but "we the people" can restore democracy that we dreamt in centuries, the dream turned old and ailing and dysfunctional but democracy is not dead story of human civilization , let us be united to gather adequate force to revive, restore and optimally helpful in use of democratic set ups.his this part of political theology of doctrines of survival as announced by the rev dr kamal k k roy in the houly hours of new york est and released globe wide as prayer to democratic regenerations in nations which theme are mottos of commoners in any democratic nation, The comment repakaged by the rev hon'ble paromita roy baidya of delhi regions in india in the outskit of new delhi india , and released through new rork as democratic reform,s agenda of the rev mr Premangshu roy ddas.

PAKISTAN

Elections Usher in a New Face

By Zahid Hussain, Ron Moreau and Michael Hirsh | NEWSWEEK

Mar 3, 2008 Issue

« Return to Article

Discuss

Comments: Enter Your Comment

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/27/2008 7:57:44 AM

Comment: pakistan's new found democracy is very encouraging.; it may start a new balance of military and political balance in regions of indian subcontinent and allied nations in neiorhood at the behest of power_boss USA.elected leaders and gillani have ethical and political duties to we the peopole of pakistan to preserve democracy intact. Pl do not try to unseat mussaruff right away which may start internal military problems in pakistan with assisting powers including usa, as big powers may not show a reason to intervene and make democracy in limbo for uncertain periods., The reverend dr kamal karna k roy's views were expressed by rev mr hon'ble paromita roy badyawith assistants and associated clergies viz atreyee sen, gargi lahiri. young legy in traing ms dishari sen roy and rev ms mita r das of birati , hospital rdpsnimta 24 Parganasnorth.w . b india facility;chief rev lisa alston mew yok 10301

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/23/2008 7:47:56 PM

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Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/20/2008 10:57:12 PM

Comment: given an premansu das, gargi lahiri, Atreyee r sen, rev ms newer politician, a true republican like many of us and

Comment: .This church is in the minority-MOST African American churches to not here anything about the white race our government being preached!

Posted By: Alvy @ 03/20/2008 17:00:29

Comment: And I'm sure that your reseach into black churches is as comprehensive as your advice..

Posted By: candacetx @ 03/20/2008 4:52:09 PM

Comment: I am deeply saddened by the narrow perspective that has been given by some of our previous postings. Why am I sad? I am sad that the real issues surrounding the democratic nomination/campaign process are now being washed away with distractions. Why do I refer to the subject matter at hand as a distraction? One explanation comes to mind...smoke screen. Why are we just now hearing of Senator Obama's former Pastor's statements at the height of his campaign? Why has the media failed to highlight other Pastors (white and black) who had similar messages around 911? Why hasn't anyone brought up any real issues surrounding Obama's character or skills as a leader? Maybe, this is all that they could come up with? Maybe, these persons have been searching all along to dig up something to harm the campaign? It seems they had to dig up something almost seven years old to do so. My real question is why now? Why are we trying assassinate Senator Obama's character based upon his former Pastor's emotional 911 sermon? Can anyone recall how high our emotions (good and bad) were back then? Since then, we have as "united" people been making strives towards real patriotism. I am sad today because none of us are asking the "good question". Why now? Why aren't we noticing the smoke screen in such an important election as this one.

Posted By: heavensway @ 03/20/2008

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT PLANS. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS., BUT WE ARE AWARESUDDEN DEMOCRATIC BENEFITS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN A RULING COALITIONS HAVE BASIC DIFFERENCES IN IDEOLOGIES AND THIRD PARTY OR FOREIGN INFLUENCES ARE DOMINANT.rEV DR KAMAL ROY'S VIEWS REEMPHASIZED AND REISSUED. NEW YORK 3.20. 2008 BY LISA N R ALSTON CAMPAIGN OFFICE OF DR ROY FOR U S PRESIDENT.2008 AND HOPEFUL TO BE GOP NOMINEE AT THE ELECTION OR U S PRESIDENT 2008.

Posted By: democratic_reforms @ 03/18/2008 11:34:40 AM

Comment: Tkarna k roy a republican hopeful to u s presidency against all odds, in jungle democratic he rev dr kamal lives and politicking, u s presidential election nov 4, 2008; said in new york ciry at staten island , the comment and ideas were roformed in newer scripts that Pakistan will greatly help itself if elected leaders who recently won majority in parliament will benefit more to remove musarraf from presidency immediately, rather use him as interim president until foces ossing musarraf are consolidated in power and strength to bring in drastic changes in democracy and equations of sustaining the same. so far the power balance is volatile. Inner conflicts in pakistani people may derail many dreams of average pakistani upto void achievements due to conflicts among partners. reported by rev mr premanshu das, rev ms paromita r baidya of new delhi and rev ms lisa bn r alston of new york as chief of campaign services : the rev dr kamal roy for u s president 20008:see below:

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/03/2008 10:05:01 PM

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS., including in u s a

Posted By: CANDIDATE_REPUBLICAN @ 03/03/2008 10:05:01 PM

Comment: TRIANGLE OF JUNGLE DEMOCRACIES USA TO PAISTAN TO RSSIA UJDER PUTIN TO USA. JUNGLES ARE DEEP FOREST BUT GREENS ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OF SHADE. OTHER JUGLES ARE DEEPLY OF CONCERN TO PEOPLE. bUT WE THE PEOPLE MUST BRING TO EQUITY IN JUSTICE,LEADERSHIP AND OPTIMUM PRIVILEGES TO MOST SOONER THE BETTER, SAID DR THE REVEREND KAMAL KARNA ROY , A MR CLEAN FOR U S PRESIDECY 2008 AS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY NOT BE HELD WITH U S DISTRICT COURT INTERVENTIONS AS PROVIDED IN U S CONSTITUTION AND OTHER LAWS OF U S. REPORTED BY REV MR PREMANGHU ROY DAS EFORMS AGENT IN DEMOCRACIES WORLD WIDE IN NEED OF REDELOPMENT. SEE BELOW

WE NEED TRUE DEMOCRATIC CONDITIONS FOR WE THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONS.

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Posted by: robin1231hotmailcom | March 28, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures either has tourettes or is so insecure she keeps repeating her empty laughable posts to convince herself.

Keep cutting and pasting. We love to laugh at lying enablers. BTW, when did your last moral fiber die?

Tell us more how Valiant fighter Shillary is fighteing to not have the FL and MI voters disenfranchised when she goes on Faux News and promises to steal the Obama's delegates (American Voters)thus disenfranchising them?


BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAA So lost, so impotent, so incompetent.

Shillary, ready to lie from day one.

Posted by: dan3 | March 28, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

These "Reagan Democrats", social conservatives or whatever anyone wants to call them, are the same ones that will vote for John McCain in the general election no matter which Democrat wins the primary. These two-faced Republicans in Democrat-sheeps clothing mean nothing to Senator Clinton, so go ahead and vote for Senator Obama. The ugly truth is NONE of you would vote for Barak Obama in the general election anyway.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | March 28, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"Liberal Timothy McVay" friend of can not win. Supporter of domestic terrorist Dorhn and Ayres can not be trusted (http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/22/15723/1610).

Liberal terrorist and their supporter like Obama has encouraged conservative terrorist like Timothy McVay.

American will not vote for cold hearted killers and their surrogates.

Vote smart. Vote to win.

Stop those who prevent others from voting and only try to win through liberal gang politics in unwinnable red states.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 28, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Good to know not every Democrat politician in Pennsylvania believes in the crony system.

Posted by: bgraham1 | March 28, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Innocent whites are killed in Chicago because of Wright's hateful words and Obama's support for him.

Osama's word and his supporters killed innocents in World Trade Center.

"Black KKK" member can not win- David Duke could not even win in Southern state of Louisiana

American will not vote for cold hearted killers and their surrogates.

Vote smart. Vote to win.

Stop those who prevent others from voting and only try to win through liberal gang politics in unwinnable red states.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 28, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I always chuckle when I read about how McCain is going to win in November. Hello? Are you paying attention?

Let's see, what exactly does the GOP have going for it this year?

The most hated incumbent president since Nixon. Check.

An extremely very unpopular war, which McCain supported beforehand and continues to support. Check.

U.S. economy going into the tank. Check.

A 71-year-old long-term senator in a year when most people want something new. Check.

A BIG fundraising advantage for the Democratic candidates. Check.

A BIG shift in the percentages of people who identify with being a Democrat vs. Republican. Check.

Gee, things look really rosy for the GOP, don't they?

Posted by: bobster1985 | March 28, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures quotes and sources an ignorant Rape-public-Can troll (ipeter59) as an example to emulate Shillary as the choice?!!!!!!!!!!!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA Clintonistas are so lost, so morally devoid, and proof they are Bush in a skirt. Sad you can no longer tout her positives, her strengths as they are laden with outright LIES! 50% negatives.

I could do a dissertation on the falsehood drivel you spew such as the blatant lie of 300 million in district pok. Sorry to cal you out on your ignorance in front of everyone but Obama released his records showing 75 million in projecrs, IT WAS CLINTON WHO HAD ALMOST 300 MILLION IN PORK.


Do not go away Shillary.....just go away.

Posted by: dan3 | March 28, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Casey is endorsing B-Hussein? And MCCAIN is accused of being senile?

Posted by: pjvm | March 28, 2008 10:52 AM
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pjvm:

Get ready to hear "Hail to the Chief" played for Barack HUSSEIN Obama on 20 Jan 09. I suggest you had better buy some new batteries for your TV remote control so you can change the channels. Don't forget to buy a good pair of ear plugs to block the sound of his name being played on the radio, while listening to Hannity, Limbaugh, and others.

Posted by: jms3rd | March 28, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I am thinking about a few things that have annoyed me the most in this campaign, from Iowa on:

1)During the very first debate, Obama was answering a question about whether his kids went to public schools. Paraphrasing his answer, "no, my daughters go to private schools, whereas others send their children to public schools "because they don't know how to work the system."

2) Obama said, "I know how to win elections." He should have said, "I know how to fix elections."

3. Bill Clinton being called a racist right before SC because he said Obama's claim that he was always for the war was a fairy tale - "Give me a break." (It is impossible for anyone to call that being a racist.)

4. Obama's ability to play the "victim" card so well when he wasn't playing the race card. (Obama, Michelle and Oprah Winfrey played the race card from Iowa on.)

5. Michelle telling morning talk shows that "THEY need to know that this is possible." -Again, the race card.

6. Michelle again telling THEM that "we're not going to go through this again," when everyone was saying Hillary now, Obama in eight years.

7. Obama playing the "victim" everytime somebody - anybody said anything about the negatives that he, himself, outlined in his books - his marijuana use even up, at least, to his days at Columbia U in NYC.

Obama won't give the media the right to view his college papers and grades in the past. Obama "doesn't remember" any of the names of his teachers, friends, room mates, neighbors, etc. He "forgot" all of their names.

Michelle claiming to be "poor" and it is difficult to afford her girl's piano lessons. Their tax returns show they never made less than a quarter of a million dollars a year, for the past 6 or 7 years.

I could go on, but I am tired. I would never be able to list all the stupid things about Obama here. I do, however, need to recall the two times Michelle said anti-American remarks about "not being proud of this country her whole, entire life, and a second time, on the stump when she said - "That's America." gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I am thinking about a few things that have annoyed me the most in this campaign, from Iowa on:

1)During the very first debate, Obama was answering a question about whether his kids went to public schools. Paraphrasing his answer, "no, my daughters go to private schools, whereas others send their children to public schools "because they don't know how to work the system."

2) Obama said, "I know how to win elections." He should have said, "I know how to fix elections."

3. Bill Clinton being called a racist right before SC because he said Obama's claim that he was always for the war was a fairy tale - "Give me a break." (It is impossible for anyone to call that being a racist.)

4. Obama's ability to play the "victim" card so well when he wasn't playing the race card. (Obama, Michelle and Oprah Winfrey played the race card from Iowa on.)

5. Michelle telling morning talk shows that "THEY need to know that this is possible." -Again, the race card.

6. Michelle again telling THEM that "we're not going to go through this again," when everyone was saying Hillary now, Obama in eight years.

7. Obama playing the "victim" everytime somebody - anybody said anything about the negatives that he, himself, outlined in his books - his marijuana use even up, at least, to his days at Columbia U in NYC.

Obama won't give the media the right to view his college papers and grades in the past. Obama "doesn't remember" any of the names of his teachers, friends, room mates, neighbors, etc. He "forgot" all of their names.

Michelle claiming to be "poor" and it is difficult to afford her girl's piano lessons. Their tax returns show they never made less than a quarter of a million dollars a year, for the past 6 or 7 years.

I could go on, but I am tired. I would never be able to list all the stupid things about Obama here. I do, however, need to recall the two times Michelle said anti-American remarks about "not being proud of this country her whole, entire life, and a second time, on the stump when she said - "That's America." gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Don't be fooled -- if you want the US to continue its downhill slide, vote for the status quo. Obama is a middle of the road person who people are trying to Swiftboat, but he is smart and has the right perspective. The best anaology is Abraham Lincoln, whose political experience amounted to being a first-term congressman, but who could speak well, because he was smart and had vision. That is what our next president needs. If America wants to continue its slide, however, well, so be it.

Posted by: johnnormansp | March 28, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

In typical Dem style, they have reduced their choices to a woman whose credibility has tanked and who would say or do anything to get the nomination and a very flawed black man. Any objective thinking person knows neither HRC nor Obama has a snow ball's chance of being elected prez of the US.

So once again, the Dems have handed victory to the GOP, this time with a pro-war, clueless old geezer...who will continue Bush's policies of warmongering, corruption and incompetence for another 4-8 years.

The stupidity of American voters is breathtaking.

Posted by: checkered1 | March 28, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Shailagh Murray your headline could have been, "Obama will get the support of Senator Bob Casey Jr. who still carrys a grudge from his father's rejection in 1992." Or, "Obama trails with the endorsement of only one Pennsylvannia Senator." Or,"Polls show Clinton flavored to win with the support of Gov. Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Nichael Nutter, and veteran Rep. Jack Murtha." The papers can certainly add their own spin!

Posted by: Cantabrigian | March 28, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures said:
"Republicans and their "swiftboaters" will meet up with Obama's Axelrod "swiftboat crew," and there will be a meeting of the two ruthless groups that will end up with Obama a footnote in history."

WHAT?!? In case you missed it, the Republicians REALLY want to face Hillary, and for good reason. There is a lot of dirt there, much of it that Obama's team isn't touching. There is an attack machine ready to go if she gets the nomination. Only to be made worse if it is in ANY way not completely clean.

As for the comment about Obama saying he was "cool". He wasn't. He was being HONEST about his past, and his mistakes. He wrote about it in his books. Isn't that a refreshing change from those who denied their drinking/drug past and lied to the American people about it?

Posted by: rhinohide | March 28, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Oh, those polls. They are returning to where they were before Ohio/Texas.

Hillary Clinton's dead cat bounce is just about over.

Posted by: steveboyington | March 28, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

rhinohide: I'm afraid you may be right but I pray you are not.

Posted by: jovitman | March 28, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Hillary should be thrilled, another Superdelegate exercising "independance" in endorsing a candidate. The last time this happened, Govevnor Bill Richardson got the "kitchen sink" thrown at him from the Clinton camp. Perhaps Hillary "Miss Spoke" when she was clamouring to the DNC against House Speaker Pelosi's suggestions that the Superdelegates follow the lead of the voters. Guess what Barack Obama has a bigger lead. I'm sure we will hear some "sniper fire" from the Camp Clinton on the Casey endorsement.

Posted by: dmscontractor | March 28, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Hi j9zig1-
GoogleTrends http://www.google.com/trends is a tool to compare two search terms, for instance "Barack Obama" vs "Hillary Clinton" it DOES NOT tell you, I or anyone else who "they" are going to vote for. (Did I say that?)

There are other web indicators for that!

Google Trends is interesting to see which candidate is getting more searches at any given time, which has a value- positive and negative.

Posted by: davidmwe | March 28, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures: I find your reasoning pretty pathetic as to why I should support Senator Clinton. Because there are craven individuals out there who can't get past Senator Obama's skin color or who want to believe every scurrilous lie about Ssenator Obama or that the Republicans are going to run a dirty campaign against Senator Obama, I should concede to the low road and support Senator Clinton.

That's really sad and pathetic. I'll support Senator Obama and see where this election goes and whether America has evolved into a more race neutral nation and votes for individuals based on their maerit and innate humanity.

Posted by: jovitman | March 28, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

pjvm,

I must have gotten it close to the mark huh? maybe the charity is in fact "Rednecks for Rifles and Rope" ?

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 28, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I've noticed a disturbing trend...

When x supports Hillary, a number of Obama supports attack x.

When y supports Obama, the Clinton supporters start on the attack trail.

I'm sure if Casey had gone the other way, all the people attacking him here would be singing his praises etc... and vice versa.

The pundits are right - the Dems are going to beat themselves.

Posted by: rhinohide | March 28, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I've noticed a disturbing trend...

When x supports Hillary, a number of Obama supports attack x.

When y supports Obama, the Clinton supports start on the attack trail.

I'm sure if Casey had gone the other way, all the people attacking him here would be singing his praises etc... and vice versa.

The pundits are right - the Dems are going to beat themselves.

Posted by: rhinohide | March 28, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures - thoughtful post - thanks. Although the 'knee-jerks' will howl (because they cannot deal with facts), those with functional brains will support Hillary over the con man.

Posted by: pjvm | March 28, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Just to clarify a point here

Joe Lieberman is not backing Hillary, he is backing McCain

When Joe Lieberman was running in Conn against the grass roots anti-war candidate Ned Lamont, Barak Obama campaigned FOR Joe Lieberman.

Don't take my word for it, look it up.

Posted by: lndlouis | March 28, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I am waiting anxiously to see Senators Clinton's and McCain's income tax returns for 2000 through 2006. It will be interesting to see how much they donated to charity and to which charities.

I also noticed that hardly anything has been said about the fact that both of the Obamas had college student loans to pay off and did do that. So much for them being so "privileged" with rich parents.

Posted by: jms3rd | March 28, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Somebody holding a pair! you bet but look between your legs and see whose pair they are holding!!!

Posted by: jfisher23 | March 28, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.
joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.
joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.
joanthebaptist1 wrote:
Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton's chief speechwriter in 1996 and accompanied her on the Bosnia trip, feels that I have failed to provide a full picture of what took place. She gave me her "vivid recollections" of the arrival in Tuzla, which I quote below:

I was on the plane with then First Lady Hillary Clinton for the trip from Germany into Bosnia in 1996. We were put on a C17-- a plane capable of steep ascents and descents -- precisely because we were flying into what was considered a combat zone. We were issued flak jackets for the final leg because of possible sniper fire near Tuzla. As an additional precaution, the First Lady and Chelsea were moved to the armored cockpit for the descent into Tuzla. We were told that a welcoming ceremony on the tarmac might be canceled because of sniper fire in the hills surrounding the air strip. From Tuzla, Hillary flew to two outposts in Bosnia with gunships escorting her helicopter.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: davidmwe
It is amazing to me, when you look at the charts on the link below, at just how many people are Googling for Obama as of late (And what a dive Hillary's online stats are taking.). This support from Sen. Casey will likely only add to that online fuel for Barack;
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Very incorrect analysis! Everyone is googling things like Obama + Wright + Black Panthers...

As for Senator Sleepy Bob Casey, Jr...I am from PA and he has been a non-entity since his election in 2006. He is a big fat zero and was only elected due to people getting sick of Rick Santorum and that his name is Bob Casey. He first won statewide elective office with people thinking they were voting for his father. His FATHER was a great politician, his FATHER stood for something. Senator Sleepy is not going to matter to PA voters. Sure doesn't hurt Obama but to look for any big time help from Casey. Interesting that Casey would endorse a man who voted AGAINST the Born Alive Infant protection bill while in the Illinois senate. Even Hillary voted for the Senate version.

Posted by: j9zig1 | March 28, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Three Choices:

1. Clinton

2. Obama

3. Bush for a third term...McCain
Endless War in Iraq
New War with Iran
Tax Cuts for the Super Rich

Posted by: benmatheny | March 28, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Ah, jkallen001 - name-calling = the last refuge of an idiot. If the shoe fits ...

Posted by: pjvm | March 28, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Then I will wonder how "cool" the young people will be then. Obama cannot win the General Election. The super delegates should know and act on that fact. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:32 AM
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Keep thinking that. Anything to help you get you through the next few months. Whatever helps.

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 28, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

What's with the party "elders" voting as their kids advise them? Kennedy-Schlossberg, Maria Shriver, Claire McCaskill, now Casey! Anyone else a bit creeped out by this?

Posted by: echo2 | March 28, 2008 11:13 AM
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I noticed the same thing - but I didn't think anyone else did. When Obama does something, he does it for a purpose. While campaigning in Iowa, Obama took a detour to NH to speak at a college, telling the young about his "cool" marijuana and cocaine days.

Young people relate to "cool guys." Problem is - it isn't such a great idea to have a President that is "cool" - we need a policy wonk like Hillary.

I can't believe people listen to their kids about this thing about Obama. It was scary watching the people swoon over Obama, and follow him like a herd of sheep. It was, seriously, like watching the Jim Jones followers and some of the other strange people who were narcisstic, egotistical, self-serving people.

There isn't any hope for some of them - the swooning, biased media, the "shiver up his leg, Chris Matthews." And the men who are lining up behind Obama all the while knowing that Obama cannot win in November.

Republicans and their "swiftboaters" will meet up with Obama's Axelrod "swiftboat crew," and there will be a meeting of the two ruthless groups that will end up with Obama a footnote in history.

And, then, we will have a third Bush term, with McCain who wants to reinstate the draft and take our wonderful young high school graduates and college students, as well as married men and women with children, off to be in McCains war.

Then I will wonder how "cool" the young people will be then. Obama cannot win the General Election. The super delegates should know and act on that fact. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

What's with the party "elders" voting as their kids advise them? Kennedy-Schlossberg, Maria Shriver, Claire McCaskill, now Casey! Anyone else a bit creeped out by this?

Posted by: echo2 | March 28, 2008 11:13 AM
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I noticed the same thing - but I didn't think anyone else did. When Obama does something, he does it for a purpose. While campaigning in Iowa, Obama took a detour to NH to speak at a college, telling the young about his "cool" marijuana and cocaine days.

Young people relate to "cool guys." Problem is - it isn't such a great idea to have a President that is "cool" - we need a policy wonk like Hillary.

I can't believe people listen to their kids about this thing about Obama. It was scary watching the people swoon over Obama, and follow him like a herd of sheep. It was, seriously, like watching the Jim Jones followers and some of the other strange people who were narcisstic, egotistical, self-serving people.

There isn't any hope for some of them - the swooning, biased media, the "shiver up his leg, Chris Matthews." And the men who are lining up behind Obama all the while knowing that Obama cannot win in November.

Republicans and their "swiftboaters" will meet up with Obama's Axelrod "swiftboat crew," and there will be a meeting of the two ruthless groups that will end up with Obama a footnote in history.

And, then, we will have a third Bush term, with McCain who wants to reinstate the draft and take our wonderful young high school graduates and college students, as well as married men and women with children, off to be in McCains war.

Then I will wonder how "cool" the young people will be then. Obama cannot win the General Election. The super delegates should know and act on that fact. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Sen. Casey!

Obama/Biden 2008!

Posted by: dab23 | March 28, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

lowatreasures --

Stop beating that tired, old, dead horse Rezko, will ya? Your looooonnnnngggggg learning curve is showing.

BTW, how much do the Clintons pay you? Or do you work for free, like everyone else on the campaign b/c there's not enuf money?

How's Bill's pal, Bill Ruckles, doing? I'm hearing whispers about investigations involving him and Bill and campaign contributions.

Remember, dearie, what goes around comes around -- if you choose to keep the spotlight on Obama's acquaintances, the Clintons' will be next to go under the microscope -- and it won't be pretty!

It's been over since Iowa. You're just the last to realize it. Fool.

Posted by: nads1 | March 28, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Asking your kids to pick your candidate for President is like asking them to negotiate with the car salesman for you new car.

Posted by: lpeter59 | March 28, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

So Casey will endorse Obama because of how he grappled with the Rev Wright issue. He should of added (I suspect) that Clinton lost all integrity when she explained how she was dodging bullets etc on the Bosnia trip.

What I have seen is Obama answering questions with integrity (even if you don't like the answer) and Clinton becoming (and saying things) more and more absurd as the contest continues.

Posted by: pd.scott | March 28, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Okay...so Richardson endorses Obama after saying "delegates should support whoever won that states primary". Who won NM!! And now we have a Senator who said he would remain nuetral and is swayed by his 4 daughters. And these are the guys who are running our country!!!!

Posted by: ray_herbst | March 28, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Friend of "Liberal Timothy McVay" can not win. Supporter of domestic terrorist Dorhn and Ayres can not be trusted (http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/22/15723/1610).

Liberal terrorist and their supporter like Obama has encouraged conservative terrorist like Timothy McVay.

American will not vote for cold hearted killers and their surrogates.

Vote smart. Vote to win.

Stop those who prevent others from voting and only try to win through liberal gang politics in unwinnable red states.

Posted by: SeedofChange | March 28, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Iowatreasures,

yeah? well I have at least 50 negatives on Hillary. wanna play?

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 28, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Senator Casey is a wise man!

It's always smart to back a winner.

Congrats to both Senator Casey and Obama.

Posted by: CrushInfamy | March 28, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

J_thinks, I was just going to ask the same thing about davidmwe. Who is this guy?! He seems to post the same stuff regarding internet stats for ever article. davidmwe -- reveal thyself!

Posted by: andrewgerst | March 28, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

it's great that senator casey is throwing his support behind senator obama.i feel that if senator casey felt that obama could not win the democratic nomination he wouldn't have thrown his support to senator obama.senator casey mentioned his daughters played a vital role in his decision.it's good that people can get pass sound bites which the media shows repeatedly rather than the entire sermon and text of the messages.

Posted by: ronaldtennillegeorgia1 | March 28, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

ipeter59 wrote:

The more we learn about Obama, the more we see that what he says and does are different.

"I WANT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED": He made $1,000,000 between 2000 and 2004 and gave a whopping $8,000 to charity.

"I KNOW HOW TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE TO GET THINGS DONE": Not a single republican politician anywhere talks about how Obama reached out to his party in the past and together they solved some big problem.

"I CAN TRANSCEND RACE": He sat quietly and listened to his minister preach bigotry for 20 years and never asked him to stop or presented an opposing view to church members.

"WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE": He worked behind the scenes to stop re-votes in Florida and Michigan thereby disenfranchising 2 million voters.

"SUPER DELEGATES SHOULD VOTE WITH THE PEOPLE": He encouraged Bill Richardson, Gov of New Mexico, to commit his super delegate vote to him even though Clinton won his state.

"I CAN WIN IN BOTH BLUE AND RED STATES": Obama is currently significantly behind McCain in all of the battleground states (Missouri, Ohio, Florida and Michigan) and not leading in any traditionally red state.

"I CAN BRING THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER": After months of getting to know Obama, the Democratic party is more divided than it has been in decades. According to recent polls, more Democrats would unite around a Clinton candidacy than an Obama candidacy.


Obama's words really are "just words".

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Good, informative comments. Keep up the good work. Obama can't win in November - I could list about 25 negatives of Obama's that the Republicans will pounce on.

If people want to win back the White House from a third Bush term, they need to vote for Hillary. Hillary is a policy wonk, but that is much more preferable than a guy that has hung around with so many anti-American people, criminals and radicals.

Rezko, Emil Jones, Kadhmi Auchi, Ayers, Rev. Wright, to name a few.

The Republicans are not going to treat Obama with kid gloves or pretend he is a "victim" or honest about playing the "race card," or about his drug use, or hiding information about people.

Obama "forgot" he knew Rezko - while Rezko was his finance campaign manager for his Illinois Senate campaign, and also for his U.S. Senate campaign.

Obama "forgot" he met Auchi in Chicago, along with Jones, Rezko and the governor of Illinois.

Obama is part of the Chicago "Illinois combine" group that reaches across party lines to help people gain wealth and power. Emil Jones said, "I'm going to make me a U.S. Senator - Obama."

And Jones reached around the aisles and put Obama's name on high profile legislation that others worked on, to "enhance Obama's political resume."

In a quid pro quo - Obama got $300,000,000 from the Senate appropriations of pork barrel projects for Illinois, tens of millions of which went to Jones district.

Jones said, "I don't consider this pork, I call it steak." gw.

gw.


Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

ipeter59 wrote:

The more we learn about Obama, the more we see that what he says and does are different.

"I WANT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED": He made $1,000,000 between 2000 and 2004 and gave a whopping $8,000 to charity.

"I KNOW HOW TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE TO GET THINGS DONE": Not a single republican politician anywhere talks about how Obama reached out to his party in the past and together they solved some big problem.

"I CAN TRANSCEND RACE": He sat quietly and listened to his minister preach bigotry for 20 years and never asked him to stop or presented an opposing view to church members.

"WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE": He worked behind the scenes to stop re-votes in Florida and Michigan thereby disenfranchising 2 million voters.

"SUPER DELEGATES SHOULD VOTE WITH THE PEOPLE": He encouraged Bill Richardson, Gov of New Mexico, to commit his super delegate vote to him even though Clinton won his state.

"I CAN WIN IN BOTH BLUE AND RED STATES": Obama is currently significantly behind McCain in all of the battleground states (Missouri, Ohio, Florida and Michigan) and not leading in any traditionally red state.

"I CAN BRING THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER": After months of getting to know Obama, the Democratic party is more divided than it has been in decades. According to recent polls, more Democrats would unite around a Clinton candidacy than an Obama candidacy.


Obama's words really are "just words".

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Good, informative comments. Keep up the good work. Obama can't win in November - I could list about 25 negatives of Obama's that the Republicans will pounce on.

If people want to win back the White House from a third Bush term, they need to vote for Hillary. Hillary is a policy wonk, but that is much more preferable than a guy that has hung around with so many anti-American people, criminals and radicals.

Rezko, Emil Jones, Kadhmi Auchi, Ayers, Rev. Wright, to name a few.

The Republicans are not going to treat Obama with kid gloves or pretend he is a "victim" or honest about playing the "race card," or about his drug use, or hiding information about people.

Obama "forgot" he knew Rezko - while Rezko was his finance campaign manager for his Illinois Senate campaign, and also for his U.S. Senate campaign.

Obama "forgot" he met Auchi in Chicago, along with Jones, Rezko and the governor of Illinois.

Obama is part of the Chicago "Illinois combine" group that reaches across party lines to help people gain wealth and power. Emil Jones said, "I'm going to make me a U.S. Senator - Obama."

And Jones reached around the aisles and put Obama's name on high profile legislation that others worked on, to "enhance Obama's political resume."

In a quid pro quo - Obama got $300,000,000 from the Senate appropriations of pork barrel projects for Illinois, tens of millions of which went to Jones district.

Jones said, "I don't consider this pork, I call it steak." gw.

gw.


Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 28, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I think thatthe Casey endorsement is great. Hillary is heavily favored to win Pennslyvania due to its demographics and more importantly, having most of the popular Democratic Establishment (i.e. Gov. Rendell, Rep. John Murtha, Philly Mayor Nutter, Pittsburgh Mayor, and others) behind her. If Obama can keep his loss in Pennslyvania to 10pts or less with record turnouts for the Democrats, he will achieve positive press coverage, because Hillary is expected to win Pennslyvania by 20 pts.

Posted by: ajtiger92 | March 28, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Accountability_in_government, it is not a bad idea. Pope should be pro peace, and two other contenders-MCcain, and Clinton- are very well know war mongers.

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

It's so fascinating to see the generational divide in this Democratic primary. Like Senator Mcaskill, who indicated her daughter influenced her decision to endorse Senator Obama, so too it appears to be the case with senator Casey and his 4 children. I wonder how many similar stories exist like this. I bet quite a few.

Talking about my generation...(Although I'm 47, 1 year older than Senator Obama.)

Posted by: jovitman | March 28, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Friends from PA are emailing me this morning to rejoice in this good news from Sen. Casey! The old establishment pols who backed Sen. Clinton early are increasingly looking like opportunistic know-nothings now.

I still think that Sen. Clinton will win the primary there, but I believe now that Sen. Obama can keep the margin small and that is what will matter to the super delegates. Then it is on to North Carolina (John Edwards, you need to come out for Obama in the next few weeks), Indiana and Oregon to wrap up the nomination.

The only remaining question is: will Sen. Clinton bow out of the contest with strength, grace, good will, and true patriotic spirit? Or will she continue to tread the low road to ignominy?

Posted by: dee5 | March 28, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Wow.

A senator's decision is based on polls, media reports and 4 daughters yapping and fawning for the "rock" star kind of guy.

Oh, and he broke a promise; how unusual for a politician.

So much for the CHANGE mantra.

When HOPE fails, belief is all you have.

Posted by: jrzshor | March 28, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

What's with the party "elders" voting as their kids advise them? Kennedy-Schlossberg, Maria Shriver, Claire McCaskill, now Casey! Anyone else a bit creeped out by this?

Posted by: echo2 | March 28, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

The right wing attacks on Obama and right-wing pundit support for Clinton convinces me that the GOP is terrified of running against him.

Posted by: mannystones | March 28, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

WaPo: this is kind of becoming a joke:

Richardson endorses Obama: front page news print and online

Casey endorses Obama: leads "The Trail", front page link online

Murtha endorses Clinton: the Post doesn't even write a story, just carries the Reuters feed

Considering that no one's even heard of Casey and yet Murtha commands national respect, especially from likely swing voters, this is clear evidence of some sort of reporting bias.

Posted by: kemurph | March 28, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

No, lpeter.., Obama would win, UNDOUTEDLY, if nominated. It is as clear as day is light. That much is fully obvious!!

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

The POPE is coming Obama......try to get HIS endorsement toio!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: accountability_in_gov | March 28, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Ah, Carter's and/or Gore's endorsements could finish it fast. But these people do not want to risk, and to show bias, which is pitifully.

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

rgs_tnr says

"Clinton can't win the nomination, and Obama can't win the election. I could just cry."

====

This sums it up for me too.

Posted by: lpeter59 | March 28, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Edanddot, what you said about Casey, whom I do not know, more than fifty percents of American voters say and feel about Hillary Rodham Clinton. All of these percents would vote correspondingly. Anyhow, there is nothing left to say now. Democratic main pilars would not throw their endorsements now, they would wait and see, so, would many others, truly yours included.

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

This is to: infantry11b4faus

The world would be some much better if people like you used facts instead of stupidity..

First of all, many blacks including Rev. Wright are angry, frustrated, and yes prejudice towards whites....face reality infantry11b4faus, racism is still alive and well against blacks...and people like you who speak without facts, are usually wrong...and not taken seriously..

BTW, thousands of black preachers all across this country on any given Sunday preach the sameway as Rev. Wright when it comes to this country and whites...we know whites don't like us, so black preachers give their congregations the heads up...for those who are less informed about race in this country. TRUTH, LIBERTY, and JUSTICE for all.......when???

Also, prove your Obama-Islam connection...

Posted by: sss1219 | March 28, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

pjvm,

when was the last time you gave to your favorite charity? "White Trash for Incest and the Advancement of Falsehoods and Bigotry" right? they could use some more of your money you moron

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 28, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I think if Obama can just do as well in PA as Ohio (i.e., 10% or less loss, or a win), that's enough to make the argument that, although she may be standing tough, she doesn't have enough momentum to sway superdelegates.

Then if Obama can pull off 2 out of 3 in Indiana, Oregon, and North Carolina, I think she'll realize it's time to cut her losses politically and end her candidacy.

Posted by: ChrisDC | March 28, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

edanddot said:
Being from Pennsylvania, I can tell you that Casey is probably the most hated politician in Pennsylvania.

What part of Pennsylvania are you from? That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, ALL of our politicians are hated in PA. We don't exactly throw flower petals at Rendell, last I checked. Having underdog status is a big sell in PA, especially when we're being told that if Obama wins the race is over. Here in Philly, we have an inferiority complex BIG TIME. President Barry's starting this thing right here in the Keystone State, my friend, no doubt about it.

Posted by: squintz | March 28, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Carville has worked for Casey and I think his father as well. Since we are past Holy Week when he accused Richardson of being a Judas I wonder if he will use any terms of endearment for Senator Casey. I think it's interesting that while Obama supposedly doesn't do as well among Catholics as Hillary that among his national endorsers are Senators Leahy, Kennedy, Dodd. McCaskil, Kerry,and now Casey along with former Senator Daschle of South Dakota and Governors Doyle of WIsconsin,Napitano of Arizona, Kane of Virginia and Richardson of New Mexico. A number of these people are old enough to remember when anti Catholicism was the Republican's bigot card
and that this nation needs to keep growing and let elections be decided on merit and not on long standing fears and prejudices. Obama also is now ahead in delegates in all the Counties in Iowa with large Catholic populations which are principally of Irish, German and Czech heritage.

Posted by: ejgallagher1 | March 28, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

lpeter59 - you forgot to note that the 'charity' donations by B-HusseinObama were primarily to his 'church of non-stop anti-white, anti-USA rantings'. Whatta guy.

Posted by: pjvm | March 28, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Even though it's coming out how many Dems will defect to McCain if Obama gets the nomination? Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot? We gave away the last two elections, and we're about to do it again. Of all elections we should have won, this one beats all others. But we, in our stupidity, have blown it again. Clinton can't win the nomination, and Obama can't win the election. I could just cry.

Posted by: rgs_tnr | March 28, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I see that Faux News is absolutely livid about the possibility the Obama might get the nomination. They've even taken to painting him as a racist thru inuendo. And, as you can see below, that tactic (like the Swift Boat propaganda) works among the far right at least. It's a tactic as old as Plato, when you can't debate the issues, denegrate your opponents mother, shoes, religion, etc. when that doesn't work try to link them to terrorists (worked in Iraq afterall), and so on.....

Posted by: wmboyd | March 28, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Casey is endorsing B-Hussein? And MCCAIN is accused of being senile?

Posted by: pjvm | March 28, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

infantry11b4faus,

I think you left your cross burning on your front lawn... you should take the white sheet off of your head before you go out though, it's a fire hazard.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 28, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

RESPONSE TO INFANTRY11V4FAUS: You are WRONG, and your pejorative, negative, and borderline racist comments are not worthy of a member (if you are) of the US military.

I am a 24-year retired vet and a lifelong Republican.

Posted by: swanieaz | March 28, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

The more we learn about Obama, the more we see that what he says and does are different.

"I WANT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED": He made $1,000,000 between 2000 and 2004 and gave a whopping $8,000 to charity.

"I KNOW HOW TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE TO GET THINGS DONE": Not a single republican politician anywhere talks about how Obama reached out to his party in the past and together they solved some big problem.

"I CAN TRANSCEND RACE": He sat quietly and listened to his minister preach bigotry for 20 years and never asked him to stop or presented an opposing view to church members.

"WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE": He worked behind the scenes to stop re-votes in Florida and Michigan thereby disenfranchising 2 million voters.

"SUPER DELEGATES SHOULD VOTE WITH THE PEOPLE": He encouraged Bill Richardson, Gov of New Mexico, to commit his super delegate vote to him even though Clinton won his state.

"I CAN WIN IN BOTH BLUE AND RED STATES": Obama is currently significantly behind McCain in all of the battleground states (Missouri, Ohio, Florida and Michigan) and not leading in any traditionally red state.

"I CAN BRING THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER": After months of getting to know Obama, the Democratic party is more divided than it has been in decades. According to recent polls, more Democrats would unite around a Clinton candidacy than an Obama candidacy.


Obama's words really are "just words".

Posted by: lpeter59 | March 28, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Barack is racist? Maybe he is, but against what race? Asians? Latins? We know it's not against whites or blacks. Maybe he's racist against against Eskimos.

Posted by: 1fasthoo | March 28, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Being from Pennsylvania, I can tell you that Casey is probably the most hated politician in Pennsylvania. We voted for a Democrat, but Casey aligned himself with Republicans on almost all votes. Barry has the endorsement of Pennsylvania's most hated politician while Hillary has the endorsements of Pennsylvania's best Democratic leaders. Barry is desperate and incredibly stupid to accept the endorsement of a Republican in Democratic clothing. Hillary is going to trounce him in Pennsylvania even if he has the endorsement of God.

Posted by: edanddot | March 28, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

This is awesome to see that it is time the Demoncrats to unite behind Obama so we can win back the WhiteHouse.

Posted by: HoaLu | March 28, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

J_thinks, hi- good question about a post-primary study. But the facts are the facts and that what enlightens me about these Internet statistics. For instance the number of Facebook.com supporters for Barack (723,006) compared to Hillary (139,528)- a community of 36 million. That says something, if you ask me.

Posted by: davidmwe | March 28, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Senator Casey!

I have no clue why so many people support Clinton or what they see in her...she and her husband are liars and the thought of them back in the White House is truly scary....almost as scarier than McCain.

Change involves risk and hopefully as people get to know Obama, the depth of who he is (read his books),they will be less reluctant to embrace the real change that his administration will bring.

Obama, like Lincoln did, may bring a "Team of Rivals" into his administration to challenge him as well as each other to develop solutions from the best ideas, not just from the most popular or what the POTUS wants as is the case with Bush....we see where that got us!

Thanks again, Senator Casey. Maybe the people of PA will open their minds and their hearts to real change and hope today!

Posted by: BGreat_in2008 | March 28, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a Republican turned Democrat, that tied her fortune and hopes to Bill Clinton. Hillary should just go away and stop trying to destory the Democratic Party from within.

Posted by: pconnolly | March 28, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Ah!, but Hillary has the backing of Rush Limbaugh, Carl Rove, Bill Kristol, Joe Lieberman, and between 8 and 12% of all Republicans...so how can she lose?

Posted by: wmboyd | March 28, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

davidmwe - just curious to the validity of that crap you seem to post at the beginning of every article in the trail or fix. Have you done any post election results to support that constant barrage of google-itist. Or do you have some click ad placed that gives you a penny each time someone checks that garbage.

Posted by: J_thinks | March 28, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

All in all, this is an exciting election. I know that there are passionate followers for both Clinton and Obama but at the end of the day we're in this together like it or not.

I'm supporting Obama 100% but I would welcome Clinton as my candidate as well. Those two are a billion times better than "do nothing, stay the course" McCain whom I used to adore in 2000. I'm just really disappointed with him right now.

Posted by: ovwong | March 28, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

It's great the Casey is endorsing Obama. The two recent speeches, on race and the economy, illustrate what a formidable candidate he is - a visionary and leader with both a brain and a heart. Hillary should really step down and stop causing so much unnecessary damage to the Democratic party. She is good candidate but represents DC business as usual. We need change!

Posted by: AJBF | March 28, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Casey endorsement should really help Obama in Pennsylvania. He is senator only since 2006, he is Catholic. If he campaigns with Obama all over the state, it might even bring Obama the very light victory in the state, or, at the very least, void the serios defeat, leaving Clinton the victory in name only. Of course, the former is much better, but the latter would do also. Ah, why are Carter, Gore, and other ground pilars of Democratic Party, who, acording to rumors, want to endorse Obama, are delaying their endorsements?

Posted by: aepelbaum | March 28, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

isn't that great. casey indorses a black racist that feels about israel like every islamic you can find does.
how long would it take for the leftists fawning over barack HUSSEIN obama to demand the resignation of anyone who had a best friend and mentor who hated blacks and preached hate towards them? about two seconds. not only is little hussein a racist but he appears to be more islamic than christian.
and if you happen to be italian little hussein's mentor hates you too - garlic noises that you are.
so please let him run for president - it can only get better from the gop if he runs.

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | March 28, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Finally!

Glad to see someone in PA with a pair...

Posted by: brownrl | March 28, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

It is amazing to me, when you look at the charts on the link below, at just how many people are Googling for Obama as of late (And what a dive Hillary's online stats are taking.). This support from Sen. Casey will likely only add to that online fuel for Barack;

Pennsylvania Primary- Hillary vs. Barack:
The Google Factor...

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=57

Posted by: davidmwe | March 28, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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