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Obama Wins Guam by Slimmest of Margins

By Shailagh Murray
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sen. Barack Obama won the Guam caucuses, but not by much.

The margin of victory in the Pacific island, a U.S. territory, was only seven votes, quite a bit closer than the Obama campaign anticipated earlier this year. According to a chart of estimated outcomes, the campaign projected the llinois senator to carry Guam by 11 percent. Instead, the final spread was 0.2 percent -- 50.1 percent for Obama and 49.9 percent for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. More than 4,500 people cast ballots -- three times the number to vote in 2004's Democratic caucus, Reuters reported.

Neither candidate campaigned in Guam in person, but both made big promises, including extending to island residents electoral representation in the general election and providing World War II reparations.

No word from the Obama campaign on the outcome, but Clinton issued a statement: "I am grateful to the many people of Guam who voted for me and worked so hard to make today a success."

The two Democrats will split the territory's four pledged delegate votes at the Democrats' national convention. Obama won in 14 of Guam's 21 districts.

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Congratulations, Obama; you've cut into her total popular vote lead by SEVEN votes (until a recount is completed ; )

If the votes in Florida and Michigan are counted, for instance, Hillary DIANE Clinton still has a 214,115 lead: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/democratic_vote_count.html

Posted by: JakeD | May 5, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Guam!!!

Posted by: isaac | May 4, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

To: Posted by: Janice in NC | May 4, 2008 3:33 PM

Janice I agree with your larger view. At some point we have to join forces before November and we need to start now. We don't know who the nominee will be and whoever it is needs to know that we are prepared to rally behind them.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Governor Devon Patrick has been Governor of his state for almost 1 and 1/2 years and all is well!!!!!


Thank you Governor Devon Patrick!!!

Great job Governor!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

How RUDE!!! Why are Obama's supporters so mean and disrespectful to Clinton and McCain supporters? I understand that most of you are young techie types who rule the blogosphere. However, as you blog, you really need to be polite - especially to Clinton supporters like myself. You just might need our support in the fall - and several of us WILL default to McCain if we feel that we are being disrespected. Don't gloat or brag yet. Counting your little chickens before they hatch is always a mistake. BHO hasn't been elected yet - and many whites here in NC don't want him anyway!

Posted by: Janice in NC | May 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama will be the president of the United States of America, more! he will be the world president. hillary, mccain and their ideas will be abandoned on the wayside. A new generation of Americans are determined to advance American politics and carry the world in its wake. In this awakening Obama is merely a torch bearer.

Posted by: Jude | May 4, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

You got that right Charko825. Just imagine the contrast that will be able to be drawn in TV ads between:

* John McCain, a decorated war hero who went through an extra 4 1/2 years of hell in a North Vietnamese prison camp rather than accept an offer of early release so his captors could use it for propaganda purposes, and

* Barack Obama, an extreme liberal who likes to pal around with racist preachers and unrepentant domestic terrorists while sipping his chardonnay and eating brie.

Now that Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been largely neutered, the shiite militias ... most notably the Madhi Army and their facilitators in Iran ... are the last main roadblock to our soldiers coming home. The Madhi Army recently got its butt kicked in Basra, Uum Qasr, Karballa, Kut, Najaf, and Nasaritah. Once they've been broken and cleared out of Sadr City, their final redoubt, we are going to see good things start happening quickly in Iraq and we will be able to resume troop withdrawls in the early Fall. All of this is good for McCain, who will be able to remind voters how the Democrats have been clamoring to cut & run from Iraq for the past three years.

The one theme that the GOP needs to keep hammering over & over & over again is:

"The Democrats are wimps. They simply cannot be entrusted with the security of this country."

Barack Obama personifies that weakness perfectly.

Posted by: Dan R. | May 4, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Many Americans are trying to understand the thought process behind those who echo statements about Obama's drug use.


Here are some facts:

Clinton used drugs.

Bush used drugs and alcohol.

Obama used drugs.

What is your basis for nullifying Bush and Clinton and condemning Obama?

Don't reverberate nullification for Bush and Clinton and condemn Obama; in doing so you truly demonstrate your habitual way of thinking or level of mentality. Your argument displays a quintessence, meaning, a perfect example of American INjustice that clouds over many of you and is unacceptable.. Also, Clinton lied about his drug use to the American people. . . Is that O.K. too? No, it was unacceptable.

Your comment is weak and loaded with bias.

Please, we all need to be more selective with our personal thoughts.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

The 527's are going to have a blast with Obama in the General Election....I can't wait...

Posted by: charko825 | May 4, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama sent three operatives there at tremendous cost, sure he would win by double digits.

Posted by: Danielle | May 4, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad the people in Guam get their votes counted unlike the people in Michigan & Florida. I think the votes in our states were most pure in that we weren't distracted by flash and flare and instead voted based on what we had to learn about the candidates on our own. Don't punish the voters, we told our representatives NOT to move up the date. Instead the democrats are punishing voters who will surely be republicans for many years to come. My family - 5 independents (although leaning Democratic) - are all voting republican this fall.

Posted by: Sarah | May 4, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

WOW Guam?! =) Are we serious?!

Guam gets the nod!! Thank you!! =)

Posted by: Obama2008 | May 4, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse


Obama told Rev Wright he was too radical / controversial to have him pray with him at his campaign send off. After the guy black networked him for years politically and socially in his radical Chicago churhc. Likely he would not have been able to manipulate and flatter other pastors the way he could flatter and manipulate Rev Wright.

Mr. Obama is a master manipulator. Began with his mother. White guilt tripping his grandparents to get everything he wanted.

He over compensated in search of his black identity by going to the radical (blacks in Chicago admit this church was beyond the usual black identity church). He was looking for his father figure.

After telling him to hide in the closet while he announced for a Presidential run, after Wrights usefulness in Chicago got him what he wanted - Obama asked Rev Wright to come and pray with him in the basement of the building where the campaign start up event was being held. Nice. So they prayed together. Downstairs - where the servant's quarters usually are. Hiding his religion and his spiritual counselor in the basement. Ashamed of his TWENTY YEAR pastor. The guy that got him where he is.

Mr. Obama is shamless.

Look under his bus !

1. His grandmother who expressed her honest fears.

2. His over a QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR political bankroller, Chicago political boss Tony Rezko. Obama says he did nothing for the kind of money. Well- we didn't ALL drink the Kool Aid - thank GOD.

3. His Senior Foreign Policy Adviser, Powers, who told European television that Obama's state Iraq withdrawal plan was just a campaign strategy - she called it a "best case scenario" that would likely CHANGE.

4. His Canadian MEETING MEMO. After he lied for days - he finally told the truth when the Memo proved him a liar.

5. His "speech" - written by Devall Patrick. He said he took a couple ideas. Then the video proved he was lying - he took Devalls speech in it's ENTIRETY.

6. His Afghanistan Oversight Committee Chairmanship. He bragged about that constantly, to tout some experience he doesn't have. That's why the DC Establishment Boys Club White Haired Trolls gave him the "appointment". Sixteen months have passed, 135 American heros have died while Mr. Obama hasn't held ONE SINGLE MEETING of that Committee. Why? He says he was "too busy" with his life - - while they no longer have theirs. Isn't he something? Yes he is. And it's a marketing miracle.

7. The Small Town Typical White Bitter Americans. Caught with the words in his mouth. He tried to talk talk talk himself out of that one. Like he tries to talk talk talk himself out of everything - and people out of their money. He's a fast talker alright. Smooth talker. He thinks he's smarter than - what he calls them: lunch pail Democrats. Think again Obama.

8. The Democratic Party. Mr. Obama is a child who "couldn't wait" - he likes everything easy. He didn't want to have to work for votes. He sees black like me easy votes like in Chicago - he saw a weak Republican year - he saw a qualified Democratic woman with a bit of a name issue. Mr. Obama threw this party under the bus. It is Obama who has created this divide. And he knew just what he was doing.

The DC Establishment White Haired Trolls better get ready. Because when Obama is where he wants to go - he doesn't hesitate to tell you where to go. They been hoodwinked. Here is Obama saying so and chuckling about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU


God Bless America

His masks are melting off in full view

And American's are saying NOBAMA


November = REVOTES in all States - with Michigan and Florida

And in November NOW INFORMED AMERICANS are gong to vote NOBAMA


HOODWINKED NO MORE

NOVEMBER = NOBAMA

God BLESS America


And God Bless Rev Wright - for his honesty.


Posted by: Franklin | May 4, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

"Sounds good, maybe someone should euthanized Hillary and put her out of her misery

"This is so funny.
"First Hillary compare herself to Rocky, then to a race horse. Well, talk about symbolism.

"Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter.
"Posted by: Sam | May 3, 2008 10:34 PM"

I don't think it's funny at all. What happened at the Kentucky Derby was a tragedy, and to make political jokes about it is just sick.

Posted by: A different Sam | May 4, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

This report tells how oil, gas, and commodity prices are being manipulated on ICE and OTC Exchanges:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8878

'Perhaps 60% of today's oil price is pure speculation'

by F. William Engdahl


Global Research, May 2, 2008

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The price of crude oil today is not made according to any traditional relation of supply to demand. It's controlled by an elaborate financial market system as well as by the four major Anglo-American oil companies. As much as 60% of today's crude oil price is pure speculation driven by large trader banks and hedge funds. It has nothing to do with the convenient myths of Peak Oil. It has to do with control of oil and its price. How?
First, the crucial role of the international oil exchanges in London and New York is crucial to the game. Nymex in New York and the ICE Futures in London today control global benchmark oil prices which in turn set most of the freely traded oil cargo. They do so via oil futures contracts on two grades of crude oil--West Texas Intermediate and North Sea Brent.
A third rather new oil exchange, the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), trading Dubai crude, is more or less a daughter of Nymex, with Nymex President, James Newsome, sitting on the board of DME and most key personnel British or American citizens.
Brent is used in spot and long-term contracts to value as much of crude oil produced in global oil markets each day. The Brent price is published by a private oil industry publication, Platt's. Major oil producers including Russia and Nigeria use Brent as a benchmark for pricing the crude they produce. Brent is a key crude blend for the European market and, to some extent, for Asia.
WTI has historically been more of a US crude oil basket. Not only is it used as the basis for US-traded oil futures, but it's also a key benchmark for US production.


'The tail that wags the dog'
All this is well and official. But how today's oil prices are really determined is done by a process so opaque only a handful of major oil trading banks such as Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley have any idea who is buying and who selling oil futures or derivative contracts that set physical oil prices in this strange new world of "paper oil."
With the development of unregulated international derivatives trading in oil futures over the past decade or more, the way has opened for the present speculative bubble in oil prices.
Since the advent of oil futures trading and the two major London and New York oil futures contracts, control of oil prices has left OPEC and gone to Wall Street. It is a classic case of the "tail that wags the dog."
A June 2006 US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report on "The Role of Market Speculation in rising oil and gas prices," noted, "...there is substantial evidence supporting the conclusion that the large amount of speculation in the current market has significantly increased prices."
What the Senate committee staff documented in the report was a gaping loophole in US Government regulation of oil derivatives trading so huge a herd of elephants could walk through it. That seems precisely what they have been doing in ramping oil prices through the roof in recent months.
The Senate report was ignored in the media and in the Congress.
The report pointed out that the Commodity Futures Trading Trading Commission, a financial futures regulator, had been mandated by Congress to ensure that prices on the futures market reflect the laws of supply and demand rather than manipulative practices or excessive speculation. The US Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) states, "Excessive speculation in any commodity under contracts of sale of such commodity for future delivery . . . causing sudden or unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in the price of such commodity, is an undue and unnecessary burden on interstate commerce in such commodity."
Further, the CEA directs the CFTC to establish such trading limits "as the Commission finds are necessary to diminish, eliminate, or prevent such burden." Where is the CFTC now that we need such limits?
They seem to have deliberately walked away from their mandated oversight responsibilities in the world's most important traded commodity, oil.
Enron has the last laugh...
As that US Senate report noted:
"Until recently, US energy futures were traded exclusively on regulated exchanges within the United States, like the NYMEX, which are subject to extensive oversight by the CFTC, including ongoing monitoring to detect and prevent price manipulation or fraud. In recent years, however, there has been a tremendous growth in the trading of contracts that look and are structured just like futures contracts, but which are traded on unregulated OTC electronic markets. Because of their similarity to futures contracts they are often called "futures look-alikes."
The only practical difference between futures look-alike contracts and futures contracts is that the look-alikes are traded in unregulated markets whereas futures are traded on regulated exchanges. The trading of energy commodities by large firms on OTC electronic exchanges was exempted from CFTC oversight by a provision inserted at the behest of Enron and other large energy traders into the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 in the waning hours of the 106th Congress.
The impact on market oversight has been substantial. NYMEX traders, for example, are required to keep records of all trades and report large trades to the CFTC. These Large Trader Reports, together with daily trading data providing price and volume information, are the CFTC's primary tools to gauge the extent of speculation in the markets and to detect, prevent, and prosecute price manipulation. CFTC Chairman Reuben Jeffrey recently stated: "The Commission's Large Trader information system is one of the cornerstones of our surveillance program and enables detection of concentrated and coordinated positions that might be used by one or more traders to attempt manipulation."
In contrast to trades conducted on the NYMEX, traders on unregulated OTC electronic exchanges are not required to keep records or file Large Trader Reports with the CFTC, and these trades are exempt from routine CFTC oversight. In contrast to trades conducted on regulated futures exchanges, there is no limit on the number of contracts a speculator may hold on an unregulated OTC electronic exchange, no monitoring of trading by the exchange itself, and no reporting of the amount of outstanding contracts ("open interest") at the end of each day." 1
Then, apparently to make sure the way was opened really wide to potential market oil price manipulation, in January 2006, the Bush Administration's CFTC permitted the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the leading operator of electronic energy exchanges, to use its trading terminals in the United States for the trading of US crude oil futures on the ICE futures exchange in London - called "ICE Futures."
Previously, the ICE Futures exchange in London had traded only in European energy commodities - Brent crude oil and United Kingdom natural gas. As a United Kingdom futures market, the ICE Futures exchange is regulated solely by the UK Financial Services Authority. In 1999, the London exchange obtained the CFTC's permission to install computer terminals in the United States to permit traders in New York and other US cities to trade European energy commodities through the ICE exchange.
The CFTC opens the door
Then, in January 2006, ICE Futures in London began trading a futures contract for
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, a type of crude oil that is produced and delivered in
the United States. ICE Futures also notified the CFTC that it would be permitting traders in the United States to use ICE terminals in the United States to trade its new WTI contract on the ICE Futures London exchange. ICE Futures as well allowed traders in the United States to trade US gasoline and heating oil futures on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
Despite the use by US traders of trading terminals within the United States to trade US oil, gasoline, and heating oil futures contracts, the CFTC has until today refused to assert any jurisdiction over the trading of these contracts.


Persons within the United States seeking to trade key US energy commodities - US crude oil, gasoline, and heating oil futures - are able to avoid all US market oversight or reporting requirements by routing their trades through the ICE Futures exchange in London instead of the NYMEX in New York.
Is that not elegant? The US Government energy futures regulator, CFTC opened the way to the present unregulated and highly opaque oil futures speculation. It may just be coincidence that the present CEO of NYMEX, James Newsome, who also sits on the Dubai Exchange, is a former chairman of the US CFTC. In Washington doors revolve quite smoothly between private and public posts.
A glance at the price for Brent and WTI futures prices since January 2006 indicates the remarkable correlation between skyrocketing oil prices and the unregulated trade in ICE oil futures in US markets. Keep in mind that ICE Futures in London is owned and controlled by a USA company based in Atlanta Georgia.
In January 2006 when the CFTC allowed the ICE Futures the gaping exception, oil prices were trading in the range of $59-60 a barrel. Today some two years later we see prices tapping $120 and trend upwards. This is not an OPEC problem, it is a US Government regulatory problem of malign neglect.
By not requiring the ICE to file daily reports of large trades of energy commodities, it is not able to detect and deter price manipulation. As the Senate report noted, "The CFTC's ability to detect and deter energy price manipulation is suffering from critical information gaps, because traders on OTC electronic exchanges and the London ICE Futures are currently exempt from CFTC reporting requirements. Large trader reporting is also essential to analyze the effect of speculation on energy prices."
The report added, "ICE's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other evidence indicate that its over-the-counter electronic exchange performs a price discovery function -- and thereby affects US energy prices -- in the cash market for the energy commodities traded on that exchange."
Hedge Funds and Banks driving oil prices
In the most recent sustained run-up in energy prices, large financial institutions, hedge funds, pension funds, and other investors have been pouring billions of dollars into the energy commodities markets to try to take advantage of price changes or hedge against them. Most of this additional investment has not come from producers or consumers of these commodities, but from speculators seeking to take advantage of these price changes. The CFTC defines a speculator as a person who "does not produce or use the commodity, but risks his or her own capital trading futures in that commodity in hopes of making a profit on price changes."
The large purchases of crude oil futures contracts by speculators have, in effect, created an
additional demand for oil, driving up the price of oil for future delivery in the same manner that additional demand for contracts for the delivery of a physical barrel today drives up the price for oil on the spot market. As far as the market is concerned, the demand for a barrel of oil that results from the purchase of a futures contract by a speculator is just as real as the demand for a barrel that results from the purchase of a futures contract by a refiner or other user of petroleum.
Perhaps 60% of oil prices today pure speculation
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley today are the two leading energy trading firms in the United States. Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase are major players and fund numerous hedge funds as well who speculate.
In June 2006, oil traded in futures markets at some $60 a barrel and the Senate investigation estimated that some $25 of that was due to pure financial speculation. One analyst estimated in August 2005 that US oil inventory levels suggested WTI crude prices should be around $25 a barrel, and not $60.
That would mean today that at least $50 to $60 or more of today's $115 a barrel price is due to pure hedge fund and financial institution speculation. However, given the unchanged equilibrium in global oil supply and demand over recent months amid the explosive rise in oil futures prices traded on Nymex and ICE exchanges in New York and London it is more likely that as much as 60% of the today oil price is pure speculation. No one knows officially except the tiny handful of energy trading banks in New York and London and they certainly aren't talking.
By purchasing large numbers of futures contracts, and thereby pushing up futures
prices to even higher levels than current prices, speculators have provided a financial incentive for oil companies to buy even more oil and place it in storage. A refiner will purchase extra oil today, even if it costs $115 per barrel, if the futures price is even higher.
As a result, over the past two years crude oil inventories have been steadily growing, resulting in US crude oil inventories that are now higher than at any time in the previous eight years. The large influx of speculative investment into oil futures has led to a situation where we have both high supplies of crude oil and high crude oil prices.
Compelling evidence also suggests that the oft-cited geopolitical, economic, and natural factors do not explain the recent rise in energy prices can be seen in the actual data on crude oil supply and demand. Although demand has significantly increased over the past few years, so have supplies.
Over the past couple of years global crude oil production has increased along with the increases in demand; in fact, during this period global supplies have exceeded demand, according to the US Department of Energy. The US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently forecast that in the next few years global surplus production capacity will continue to grow to between 3 and 5 million barrels per day by 2010, thereby "substantially thickening the surplus capacity cushion."
Dollar and oil link
A common speculation strategy amid a declining USA economy and a falling US dollar is for speculators and ordinary investment funds desperate for more profitable investments amid the US securitization disaster, to take futures positions selling the dollar "short" and oil "long."
For huge US or EU pension funds or banks desperate to get profits following the collapse in earnings since August 2007 and the US real estate crisis, oil is one of the best ways to get huge speculative gains. The backdrop that supports the current oil price bubble is continued unrest in the Middle East, in Sudan, in Venezuela and Pakistan and firm oil demand in China and most of the world outside the US. Speculators trade on rumor, not fact.
In turn, once major oil companies and refiners in North America and EU countries begin to hoard oil, supplies appear even tighter lending background support to present prices.
Because the over-the-counter (OTC) and London ICE Futures energy markets are unregulated, there are no precise or reliable figures as to the total dollar value of recent spending on investments in energy commodities, but the estimates are consistently in the range of tens of billions of dollars.
The increased speculative interest in commodities is also seen in the increasing popularity of commodity index funds, which are funds whose price is tied to the price of a basket of various commodity futures. Goldman Sachs estimates that pension funds and mutual funds have invested a total of approximately $85 billion in commodity index funds, and that investments in its own index, the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI), has tripled over the past few years. Notable is the fact that the US Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, is former Chairman of Goldman Sachs.
F. William Engdahl is an Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and author of A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. He may be contacted at info@engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net

1 United States Senate Premanent Subcommittee on Investigations, 109th Congress 2nd Session, The Role of Market speculation in Rising Oil and Gas Prices: A Need to Put the Cop Back on the Beat; Staff Report, prepared by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Washington D.C., June 27, 2006. p. 3.

Posted by: Oil Price Scam | May 4, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse


OBAMA'S MASKS HAVE FALLEN OFF AROUND HIM

HE WAS WITHOLDING ANSWERS WHILE HE HOODWINKED DELEGATES

REVOTES IN "ALL" THE STATES IN NOVEMBER = NOBAMA

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse


HERE IS ARTICULATE, INFORMED BRILLIANCE.

HILLARY WAS 22 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WROTE THE FOLLOWING (in 1969 - without the help of the internet!)

Remarks of Hillary D. Rodham, President of the Wellesley College Government Association and member of the Class of 1969, on the occasion of Wellesley's 91st Commencement, May 31, 1969:

I am very glad that Miss Adams made it clear that what I am speaking for today is all of us -- the 400 of us -- and I find myself in a familiar position, that of reacting, something that our generation has been doing for quite a while now. We're not in the positions yet of leadership and power, but we do have that indispensable task of criticizing and constructive protest and I find myself reacting just briefly to some of the things that Senator Brooke said. This has to be brief because I do have a little speech to give. Part of the problem with empathy with professed goals is that empathy doesn't do us anything. We've had lots of empathy; we've had lots of sympathy, but we feel that for too long our leaders have used politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible. What does it mean to hear that 13.3% of the people in this country are below the poverty line? That's a percentage. We're not interested in social reconstruction; it's human reconstruction. How can we talk about percentages and trends? The complexities are not lost in our analyses, but perhaps they're just put into what we consider a more human and eventually a more progressive perspective. The question about possible and impossible was one that we brought with us to Wellesley four years ago. We arrived not yet knowing what was not possible. Consequently, we expected a lot. Our attitudes are easily understood having grown up, having come to consciousness in the first five years of this decade -- years dominated by men with dreams, men in the civil rights movement, the Peace Corps, the space program -- so we arrived at Wellesley and we found, as all of us have found, that there was a gap between expectation and realities. But it wasn't a discouraging gap and it didn't turn us into cynical, bitter old women at the age of 18. It just inspired us to do something about that gap. What we did is often difficult for some people to understand. They ask us quite often: "Why, if you're dissatisfied, do you stay in a place?" Well, if you didn't care a lot about it you wouldn't stay. It's almost as though my mother used to say, "I'll always love you but there are times when I certainly won't like you." Our love for this place, this particular place, Wellesley College, coupled with our freedom from the burden of an inauthentic reality allowed us to question basic assumptions underlying our education. Before the days of the media orchestrated demonstrations, we had our own gathering over in Founder's parking lot. We protested against the rigid academic distribution requirement. We worked for a pass-fail system. We worked for a say in some of the process of academic decision making. And luckily we were in a place where, when we questioned the meaning of a liberal arts education there were people with enough imagination to respond to that questioning. So we have made progress. We have achieved some of the things that initially saw as lacking in that gap between expectation and reality. Our concerns were not, of course, solely academic as all of us know. We worried about inside Wellesley questions of admissions, the kind of people that should be coming to Wellesley, the process for getting them here. We questioned about what responsibility we should have both for our lives as individuals and for our lives as members of a collective group.
Coupled with our concerns for the Wellesley inside here in the community were our concerns for what happened beyond Hathaway House. We wanted to know what relationship Wellesley was going to have to the outer world. We were lucky in that one of the first things Miss Adams did was to set up a cross-registration with MIT because everyone knows that education just can't have any parochial bounds any more. One of the other things that we did was the Upward Bound program. There are so many other things that we could talk about; so many attempts, at least the way we saw it, to pull ourselves into the world outside. And I think we've succeeded. There will be an Upward Bound program, just for one example, on the campus this summer.
Many of the issues that I've mentioned -- those of sharing power and responsibility, those of assuming power and responsibility have been general concerns on campuses throughout the world. But underlying those concerns there is a theme, a theme which is so trite and so old because the words are so familiar. It talks about integrity and trust and respect. Words have a funny way of trapping our minds on the way to our tongues but there are necessary means even in this multi-media age for attempting to come to grasps with some of the inarticulate maybe even inarticulable things that we're feeling. We are, all of us, exploring a world that none of us even understands and attempting to create within that uncertainty. But there are some things we feel, feelings that our prevailing, acquisitive, and competitive corporate life, including tragically the universities, is not the way of life for us. We're searching for more immediate, ecstatic and penetrating mode of living. And so our questions, our questions about our institutions, about our colleges, about our churches, about our government continue. The questions about those institutions are familiar to all of us. We have seen heralded across the newspapers. Senator Brooke has suggested some of them this morning. But along with using these words -- integrity, trust, and respect -- in regard to institutions and leaders we're perhaps harshest with them in regard to ourselves.
Every protest, every dissent, whether it's an individual academic paper, Founder's parking lot demonstration, is unabashedly an attempt to forge an identity in this particular age. That attempt at forging for many of us over the past four years has meant coming to terms with our humanness. Within the context of a society that we perceive -- now we can talk about reality, and I would like to talk about reality sometime, authentic reality, inauthentic reality, and what we have to accept of what we see -- but our perception of it is that it hovers often between the possibility of disaster and the potentiality for imaginatively responding to men's needs. There's a very strange conservative strain that goes through a lot of New Left, collegiate protests that I find very intriguing because it harkens back to a lot of the old virtues, to the fulfillment of original ideas. And it's also a very unique American experience. It's such a great adventure. If the experiment in human living doesn't work in this country, in this age, it's not going to work anywhere.
But we also know that to be educated, the goal of it must be human liberation. A liberation enabling each of us to fulfill our capacity so as to be free to create within and around ourselves. To be educated to freedom must be evidenced in action, and here again is where we ask ourselves, as we have asked our parents and our teachers, questions about integrity, trust, and respect. Those three words mean different things to all of us. Some of the things they can mean, for instance: Integrity, the courage to be whole, to try to mold an entire person in this particular context, living in relation to one another in the full poetry of existence. If the only tool we have ultimately to use is our lives, so we use it in the way we can by choosing a way to live that will demonstrate the way we feel and the way we know. Integrity -- a man like Paul Santmire. Trust. This is one word that when I asked the class at our rehearsal what it was they wanted me to say for them, everyone came up to me and said "Talk about trust, talk about the lack of trust both for us and the way we feel about others. Talk about the trust bust." What can you say about it? What can you say about a feeling that permeates a generation and that perhaps is not even understood by those who are distrusted? All they can do is keep trying again and again and again. There's that wonderful line in East Coker by Eliot about there's only the trying, again and again and again; to win again what we've lost before.
And then respect. There's that mutuality of respect between people where you don't see people as percentage points. Where you don't manipulate people. Where you're not interested in social engineering for people. The struggle for an integrated life existing in an atmosphere of communal trust and respect is one with desperately important political and social consequences. And the word "consequences" of course catapults us into the future. One of the most tragic things that happened yesterday, a beautiful day, was that I was talking to woman who said that she wouldn't want to be me for anything in the world. She wouldn't want to live today and look ahead to what it is she sees because she's afraid. Fear is always with us but we just don't have time for it. Not now.
There are two people that I would like to thank before concluding. That's Ellie Acheson, who is the spearhead for this, and also Nancy Scheibner who wrote this poem which is the last thing that I would like to read:
My entrance into the world of so-called "social problems"
Must be with quiet laughter, or not at all.
The hollow men of anger and bitterness
The bountiful ladies of righteous degradation
All must be left to a bygone age.
And the purpose of history is to provide a receptacle
For all those myths and oddments
Which oddly we have acquired
And from which we would become unburdened
To create a newer world
To transform the future into the present.
We have no need of false revolutions
In a world where categories tend to tyrannize our minds
And hang our wills up on narrow pegs.
It is well at every given moment to seek the limits in our lives.
And once those limits are understood
To understand that limitations no longer exist.
Earth could be fair. And you and I must be free
Not to save the world in a glorious crusade
Not to kill ourselves with a nameless gnawing pain
But to practice with all the skill of our being
The art of making possible.

Posted by: Todd | May 4, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

HILLARY was to win Guam. Then 7 votes??? Sounds like the crap that happened in IOWA and TEXAS.

YOU KNOW KARMA IS A BI*ch

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PEzPYQTHnis

Posted by: max | May 4, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse


IT ISN'T WIN BY SEVEN VOTES

IT'S A SPLIT

LIKE HONEST NEWS OUTLETS ARE CALLING IT

CLINTON AND OBAMA SPLIT EVEN THE GUAM VOTE

OBAMA BABY WIPE PRESS ALIVE AND WELL HERE AT THE WaPo ?

THIS SUBJECT LINE IS DISHONEST

Posted by: Todd | May 4, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

When Chelsea started to campaign for her mother, Obama supporters whined that HRC was pimping her daughter. Looks like Barry is pimping his two daughters in Indiana. Barry doesn't have an original thought in his big head. I heard Obama this morning talking about his energy plan. He stated that nuclear energy has to be increased(that's new? that's change?) Do you think his long relationship with Exelon(the largest producer of nuclear energy in the US) had anything to do with his statement. Exelon owns Barry. Barry did not say what will be done with the used rods, which have a 1/2 life of like 1,000 years. He also had a suggestion that everybody should grow ears like his. Then you will be able to fly like Dumbo.

Posted by: Jack Straw | May 4, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"in the White House"

Posted by: charko825 | May 4, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Obama winning the dem nomination will put McCain in the White House...America will never put a racist like Obama in the racist.

Posted by: charko825 | May 4, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute it was Clinton who extended them voting rights in the General election which would mean changing the Constitution.
Hey SHAILAG !... your Clinton Bias is too
obvious. Back to journalism school you should go.

Posted by: Ron | May 4, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

roxlaw - You are absolutely correct - who cares about who did what when young. I believe I remember hearing in the 90s Dollar Bill say, "but I didn't inhale". If anyone believed that statement, they must have been totally insane! BILLARY HAS ONLY 'ONE WAY' OF COMMUNICATING - LYING!

Posted by: ObamasGrannyGirl | May 4, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

How do we define victory again 50% + 1 vote ?

Posted by: Ron | May 4, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, etc. are not actually links?

It's kind of hard to examine evidence to confirm or rebut it when I can't actually see that evidence.

I also cannot help notice how many people here assume that Hillary Clinton "really" won the vote. This is beginning to smack of desperation.

Posted by: Michael English | May 4, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Woody - if you are seeking answers to your questions, you will NEVER get them from the MSM - they are incapable of providing any REAL INSIGHT, TRUTH OR FACTS to the public! The MSM has been allowed to opine BIAS, HYPE, and SPIN! They continue to DISTORT, TWIST, MANIPULATE, OBFUSCATE, PROPOGANDIZE and DISSEMBLE 'all things Obama' because he is the only Black candidate and KEEPING people SCARED and AFRAID, is exactly what the MSM desires! [They refuse to investigate McCain's HAGEE or HRCs Doug COE! Now these so called religious figures scare the bejesus out of me because they truly are the LUNATIC FRINGE and ABSOLUTELY INSANE in their beliefs.] The MSM have their 'OWN AGENDA' and it does not include Obama.

This is the MSM's motto: "What the eyes see, the ears hear; the mind believes is 'true' WHETHER IT'S TRUE OR NOT!" They want McCain or Billary to be elected - period!!! That is their agenda!

Until they start asking relevant issue-based questions and reporting answers based upon FACT AND TRUTH, do like my family and I, do NOT tune-in to the MSM ever. BOYCOTT TV MSM. BOYCOTT TV MSM. Find the truth and facts online. If we boycott, the MSM will either end up going the way of Katie Couric without their lucrative salaries and ratings or they will begin to give the public TRUTH AND FACTS instead of only their AGENDA!

Posted by: ObamasLady | May 4, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Sam, ". . . after comparing herself . . . Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter."

This is absolutely PRICELESS - Thank you so much for making my Sunday morning so completely fabulous! LOL!!!!! LOL!!!! Love it!!!!


Posted by: ObamasGrannyGirl | May 4, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Obama WON!!!! Just like HRC is so fond of saying when she wins - a win is a win! HRC has been using the DIVIDE and CONQUER game, but she has failed to realize that she WILL NOT CONQUER [if she manages to STEAL the nomination] when it comes to the GE because all Obama supporters will NOT NOW, NOT EVER vote for Billary! She has failed to realize that there is no CONQUER in DIVISION!!! She and Dollar Bill are the only Dems who have found it necessary to their own cause to DIVIDE the Dem Party, and therefore, will FAIL IN THE GE! I will feel like a "DEM WITHOUT A VOICE OR VOTE DUE TO HRC" if she manages to STEAL this nomination and simply will NOT vote, but rather walk around my precinct with a HUGE SIGN stating the above!

Posted by: ObamasLady | May 4, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Ironic...Guam 6000 miles away gets say in picking the democratic nominee, but Florida and Michigan don't.

Posted by: Badger | May 4, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Jack Straw and Jack Smith you guys must be bitter, stupid, poor, old,angry...you know the average Hillary Supporter

Posted by: Jack must be bitter | May 4, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

OPRAH VS OBAMA

Oprah it turns out has better judgment than Obama: She left Trinity right away upon hearing extreme views from the Pastor while Obama stayed there for 20 years.

Oprah has stronger conviction and is not afraid of being isolated for what she believes was the right thing to do but it took Obama 21 years before realizing that he was in the wrong place and company.

Oprah tells the truth while Obama lies about not knowing what Jeremiah Wright stands for and continue to deny not hearing those extreme views.

Go OBAMA!

Posted by: By Obama Mania | May 4, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

"She's had the experience," she said. "She's got her husband to help her."

The woman in Guam who quoted the above should be KEPT from voting altogether since apparently she does not understand that our nation is NOT voting for HRC and 'Dollar Bill' [we do NOT want him back in the WH - we are voting for ONLY ONE POTUS - not TWO! People should be 'required' to take a test on the issues before being allowed to vote since the MSM has filled their heads with HYPE,CRAP, INNUENDO, PROPOGANDA, ILLUSION, RHETORIC, AND PERSONAL OPINION.

Posted by: Disparaged | May 4, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Poor pitiful Obama Supporters don't understand,"According to a chart of estimated outcomes, the campaign projected the llinois senator to carry Guam by 11 percent. Instead, the final spread was 0.2 percent -- 50.1 percent for Obama and 49.9 percent for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton"

Actual margin of victory: .002
Predicted margin of victory: .110

Do you understand now?

A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

Posted by: Jack Straw | May 4, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

In reference to iacitizen's link under his/her caption "royal couple's child at the Kentucky Derby" posted at 9:59 PM on May 03, 2008, it is interesting to note how no one in the picture seems to care about the presence of the heir to the throne. For all I can see, the heir seems to be waving at some imaginary supporter. A photo op that had gone a begging, I might say. I have a knack for deciphering these bogus photos, you see. If Hillary somehow manipulates a win, everyone should be ready for this whiz kid to enter the presidential fray in 2020, after 8 years of Hillary and 4 years of Jeb Bush. Long live the Bush-Clinton dynasty that will go down in history as the one that brought the American empire to its knees.

Posted by: MDEAL | May 4, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone besides me read a headline article yesterday that said with about 2/3 of the votes counted Obama was ahead by 1200 votes? It was a major story on MSNBC, CNN, Reuters. I can't figure out why no one's explaining the phenomenon that took the votes from that statistic to the final one. I'm not saying there's something wrong with the election, maybe the first article was wrong, but something is up here.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

It's ALL about the delegates, people, and the Superdelegates will decide the nomination, so every delegate counts.

Posted by: CR | May 4, 2008 7:44 AM | Report abuse

by Shallow Hal
SavagePolitics.com Contributor
(ORIGINAL AUTHOR of the now famous "Barack Obama's LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES")
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CHARGE 1 - "The March on Selma got me born."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama was born August 4th, 1961. The march on Selma began March 7th, 1965. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama was talking about the general movement, not specifically about Selma.

REBUTTTAL - Senator Obama was in Selma, Alabama, before a mostly AA crowd at the Brown Chapel AME Church on March 4th, 2007. He clearly stated "because some folks were willing to march across a bridge . . . they (his parents) got together, and Barack Obama, Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama!" Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961. The first march on Selma, Alabama occurred on March 7, 1965.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 2 - "My father was just a simple, impoverished goat herder."

EVIDENCE - Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was a privileged, well educated youth, who's tribal family owned and controlled all tribal land. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - He was poor to start off with, he only became an educated and successful man later in life.

REBUTTAL - Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was privileged from the moment of his birth. Being born into the powerful tribe of the Luo, he was graced with an 'upper class' lifestyle. He later would go on to be 'Big Man' of the tribe and work as a Senior Economist in the Kenyan Government.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 3 - "My father believed in the 'power of the people'. I believe in the 'power of the people'."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama has often stated that his 'father's attributes' are ones that he has sought in his own life. Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was part of a corrupt Kenyan government in the 1960s. He believed in taking land from it's owners and taxation up to 100%, 'if benefits' were 'commensurate to their income'. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter what Senator Obama's father believed in?

REBUTTAL- Senator Obama portrays himself as a 'new politician' with a 'new way' of getting things done. Senator Obama has stated, "I did feel that there was something to prove . . . to my father." Senator Obama also stated further, in his book Dreams Of My Father, "It was into my father's image . . . that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself." His father's 'attributes' included '100% taxation' and repossession of land and property against the will of the rightful owner. Thus seeking the 'favor' of his father, and using his father's 'attributes' as a model, Senator Obama therefore must maintain similar ideals and respect for 'the people'. How these 'policies' are an example of 'belief in power of the people' is obviously highly questionable.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 4 - My family has strong ties to 'African freedom'."

EVIDENCE - Raila Odinga committed genocide while attempting to overturn the 2007 Kenyan elections. Senator Obama and Raila Odinga are first cousins. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2 , SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter what Senator Obama's African relatives do in Africa?

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama campaigned for his cousin while on a visit to said country. Senator Obama claims a distinct debt to his familial ties, painting them in a light that is downright revisionist.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 5 - "President Kennedy rescued my father from Kenyan obscurity and airlifted him to the American Dream."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's father came in September 1960, while EISENHOWER was President. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - But his father did come to the U.S. so what is the big deal?

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama misrepresents historical events. No speech by President John F. Kennedy brought Senator Obama's father to the U.S. in 1960. John F. Kennedy was not President in 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President. The Senator is attempting to subtly equate himself with J.F.K., subconsciously implying he would be a similar President. Senator Obama, you are no Jack Kennedy.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 6 - "My Kenyan Grandmother has always been a Christian."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's Grandmother's own interviews contradict this statement. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter what Senator Obama's African relatives do?

REBUTTAL -It goes to a person's character and willingness to evade, distort, or rewrite history. Senator Obama's Grandmother does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews (per Islamic law). Not to mention, Christianity does not allow for a woman to be one of 14 wives to 1 man. Senator Obama's use of his Grandmother as an example of how 'Christian' his family is, in order to counter accusations of secretly being a Muslim, sustains the idea that the Senator is deliberately distorting the truth to cover-up associations and 'fatherly attributes' that he knows are problematic to his election, should he be forthcoming about them. His decision to make statements patently false in order to propagate a more 'electable' image speaks not only to his character but to his judgment. Distortions or edits to evidence that wholly misrepresent the truth is dishonest.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 7 - "My first name (Barack) is not Arabic - it is Swahili."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's name is Arabic in origin, not Swahili. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, Columnist Says Barack Obama 'Lied To The American People;' Asks Publisher to Withdraw Obama's Book, NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter where Senator Obama's name originates?

REBUTTAL - If the origin of his name doesn't matter, then why publicly lie about it? There is no transliteration between the alphabets of Arabic and Swahili. The Africanized derivative of the Arabic 'Baraka' is Barack, but the origin and source is entirely Arabic. Senator Obama again distorts the facts in an attempt to distance himself from associations he deems politically inexpedient. Senator Obama's middle name, Hussein, is also Arabic. Naturally, so is the Senator's last name, Obama.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 8 - "I never practiced Islam."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama practiced Islam daily at Meteng Primary school, where he was registered as a Muslim. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter whether Senator Obama practiced Islam as a child?

REBUTTAL - If there is no importance to the fact that Senator Obama practiced Islam as a child, then what is the motivation for lying about it publicly? Indonesia requires students to study religion. Barry Soetoro was registered as a Muslim at the Meteng Primary School. One cannot participate in any studies within a Madrassa without practicing Islam.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 9 - "My school in Indonesia was Christian."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama was registered as a Muslim at Meteng Primary School. The school offered Christian classes as well. Barry Soetoro did not attend them. He later spent 2 years in a Catholic school SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter that Senator Obama's school was Islamic or Catholic?

REBUTTAL - Again, If there is no importance to the fact that Senator Obama practiced Islam as a child, then what is the motivation for lying about it publicly? Indonesia requires all students to study religion. Barry Soetoro was enrolled as a Muslim at the Menteng Primary School where he studied among other subjects, Islam. In 1969 Barry attended a Catholic School. This is the only schooling Senator Obama discusses, thus Meteng has been somewhat covered up. Why one would ask? The only conclusion that can be drawn from this scenario is that Senator Obama lied about this school and its subject matter for political expediency. In later comments the Senator stated he did not attend an Islamic school, but in his book "Dreams Of My Father" he states that he 'got in trouble for making faces in Koranic studies' and was disciplined by his mother. One would ask how many Catholic students remember being taught the Koran by their nuns.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 10 - "I am fluent in Indonesian."

EVIDENCE - Not one teacher says that Senator Obama could speak the language at the time. SOURCE 1, (Kirsten Scharnberg and Kim Barker, "The Not-So-Simple Story Of Barack Obama's Youth," Chicago Tribune)

COUNTER CLAIM - What does it matter that Senator Obama can't speak fluent Indonesian?

REBUTTAL - YET AGAIN, if it does not matter, what is the motivation for lying about it publicly? Apparently we are to infer, by Senator Obama's supposed "fluency" in Indonesian, that he is very sophisticated and experienced in "foreign affairs". Perhaps Senator Obama feels that grade school French and Spanish qualifies most U.S. students as UN diplomats.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 11 - "I lived in Indonesia. I have more foreign experience than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama lived in Indonesia from the ages of 6 to 10. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Living in a foreign country is a much more in-depth experience than just visiting one.

REBUTTAL - To imply that living in a foreign country, for 4 years as a child, is equitable to official trips representing the U.S. Government is completely without merit. Also, implying that it also equates to receiving classified information and studying these subjects with personal political experience is quite ludicrous to say the least.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 12 - "My foreign travels and life experience better qualify me to address our nation's closest Allies."

EVIDENCE - Except for Africa and Middle Eastern Muslim countries, Senator Obama has never been anywhere else in the world. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - The Middle East is an important area and so is Africa.

REBUTTAL - Indeed it is, but that is not what Senator Obama was arguing in this statement. He categorically stated he would be better qualified to meet with our nation's 'closest' allies. Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Kenya, and Iraq can hardly be considered America's 'closest' allies. Implying visits to 7 countries in nearly 47 years (4 of which were in his youth) is somehow equitable to visiting 80 countries in 18 years, (as has his opponent, Senator Clinton, in various official governmental capacities) is completely dishonest.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 13 - "I was ethnically confused, that is why I used drugs."

EVIDENCE - Fellow classmates describe racial tensions and meetings discussing such issues. Barry Obama was not in attendance. SOURCE 1, (Kirsten Scharnberg and Kim Barker, "The Not-So-Simple Story Of Barack Obama's Youth," Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07), Dreams From My Father, pages 93-94.

COUNTER CLAIM - He admitted to using drugs in his youth. So what?

REBUTTAL - Either Senator Obama's family was to be idealized and their 'attributes' incorporated into his life to assist with his success, or his family's ambiguity, and latent racism drove him to drug use. Either the first is a false reality, or the second, but they cannot both be correct.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 14 - "I understand what it is to be an African American."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama is not African American according to U.S. Law. Senator Obama is an Arab-American according to U.S. Law. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's father is from Kenya (Black African) and he (Obama) was born in America. How can you say he is not African American?

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama's racial background consists of the following: 50% white (mother, both sides), 43.25% Arabic (father, both sides), and 6.25% African Negro (father, one side, 1 generation removed). 12.5% is the legal threshold one must prove to claim racial status under the law. In addition, Senator Obama cannot make a sociological claim as an African American either. He was not raised as an African American, was not raised by African Americans, and was not raised in an African American neighborhood.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 15 - "I was an underprivileged youth."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama attended prep schools and later on went to Harvard Law. His Grandparents were wealthy bankers and his Step-father was an Oil Executive. His mother was also a P.H.D.. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - He went to school on a scholarship and had to use food stamps to survive.

REBUTTAL - From the ages of 2 - 6, Senator Obama was raised by his wealthy, grandparents. From the ages of 6 - 10, Senator Obama was raised by his mother and his step-father who was an Oil Executive in Indonesia; from the age of 10 until his early adulthood, Senator Obama was living again with his wealthy grandparents, one of which was the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii. Senator Obama has attended prep schools like Occidental College, paid for by HIS FAMILY. He then went on to Harvard, the State Senate of Illinois, and the U.S. Senate.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 16 - "An Ebony article changed my life."

EVIDENCE - Ebony has yet to "find" the article Senator Obama mentions in his book. The FACT is that It doesn't, and never has, existed. SOURCE 1, (Kirsten Scharnberg and Kim Barker, "The Not-So-Simple Story Of Barack Obama's Youth," Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - What is the big deal? He forgot the name of the magazine.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama made an unequivocal statement. Ebony has found no such article. Promptly, Senator Obama made a new, unequivocal statement that it must have been Life magazine instead (read bellow). All evidence, both past and present, supports Ebony's claim that the article does not and never did exist.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 17 - "A Life magazine article changed my outlook on life."

EVIDENCE - Life has yet to find the article that Senator Obama mentions in his book. The FACT is that it doesn't, and has never existed. SOURCE 1, (Kirsten Scharnberg and Kim Barker, "The Not-So-Simple Story Of Barack Obama's Youth," Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - What is the big deal? He forgot the name of the magazine again.

REBUTTAL - As in CHARGE 16, Senator Obama made an unequivocal statement. Life magazine has found no such article. All evidence, both past and present, supports Life's claim that the article does not and never did exist.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 18 - "I will NOT run on a National Ticket in 2008 because I won't have enough experience by then."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama announced his intent to run for President of the United States in February, 2007. He is currently still in the race for the Nomination of the Democratic Party, for President of the United States (April, 2008). SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is entitled to change his mind.

REBUTTAL - The Senator certainly is entitled to change his mind, but changing his mind is not what the argument is about. It is about his unequivocal statement that he would not run on a National Ticket in 2008, specifically because he would not have the appropriate experience needed ("some people may be comfortable doing that, I am not one of those people") SOURCE. He is currently running for the top slot on the National Ticket for the Presidency of the United States (April, 2008).

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 19 - "I do not vote 'Present' any more than any other IL Representative."

EVIDENCE - While 'Present' votes may not be unusual in Illinois, the number of 'Present' votes that Senator Obama placed ARE disproportionate. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, NY Times 12/20/07 by Raymond Hernandez and Christopher Drew

COUNTER CLAIM - 'Present' votes are used to block portions of undesirable legislation and is a common tactic in Illinois.

REBUTTAL - The issue at hand is not the purpose of the 'Present' votes but rather their frequency. 129 'Present' votes is not a common number for any Representative in the Illinois State House, other than Senator Obama.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 20 - Oops, "I 'misvoted' a couple times in the Illinois State House."

EVIDENCE - Only when caught by church groups and fellow Democrats, did Senator Obama request to change his half dozen "misvotes" in the Illinois State House. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Anyone can make a mistake while voting.

REBUTTAL - The only time Senator Obama admitted to misvoting was when he was criticized for such votes. Inexplicably, Senator Obama followed such misvotes with 'Present' votes.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 21 - "I barely know William Ayers" - A.K.A. - Abu Zayd

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama announced the start of his Senate campaign from the front steps of William Ayers' home, in the neighborhood that they share. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Just because Senator Obama lives in the same neighborhood with Ayers doesn't prove they knew each other well.

REBUTTAL - William Ayers (or Abu-Zayd), Louis Farrakhan, and Senator Obama all live in the same neighborhood. Ayers is the founder of the Woods Fund, of which Senator Obama was it's director from 1999 to 2002. Perhaps one might ask oneself; who chooses the director of the Wood Fund? Perhaps its founder? Secondly, if Senator Obama announced his campaign run in Illinois from Ayers's home, did he not ask Ayers' permission first? If the Senator did not know Abu-Zayd Ayers well, then how did he come to choose Ayers' front steps to announce his campaign? Random chance?

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 22 - "I support a 2nd Amendment right to bear arms."

EVIDENCE - We enter into evidence a few of Senator Obama's quotes and votes on gun control: "Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions." (Jul 1998), "Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers." (Jul 2005). SOURCE 1, Source 2: The Improbable Quest, by John K. Wilson, p.148 Oct 30, 2007, Source 3: 1998 IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998, Reference: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; Bill S 397 ; vote number 2005-219 on Jul 29, 2005

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama just wants to prevent criminals for finding and using guns.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama's policy on guns seems to change specifically in regards to the audience he is addressing. There are many quotes from the Senator in which he suggests an all out ban on handguns. Bare in mind that these bans PRIMARILY affect LEGAL gun ownership.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 23 - "I Was A Constitutional Lawyer"

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama was a senior lecturer on leave of absence. He has never practiced Constitutional Law, nor ever obtained any such 'title'. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - He taught Constitutional law at his University and he is a lawyer.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama was NEVER a Constitutional Lawyer, nor a PROFESSOR of Law.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 24 - "I Was A Professor Of Law."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama was a senior lecturer on leave of absence. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - He taught Constitutional law at his University. He is a lawyer.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama was NEVER a Professor of Law, nor a Constitutional Lawyer.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 25 - "An Army Captain came to me and told me his company was divided and short of ammo." (claim made by Senator Obama during a debate.)

EVIDENCE - The Captain in question said the Senator had twisted the details. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - The Senator was speaking in generalities, trying to paint a picture of what is going on on the battlefield.

REBUTTAL - The Captain in question gave specific details about the situation, all of which contradicted Senator Obama's claims.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 26 - "I passed a tough Nuclear Bill. I am strong on Nuclear Regulation."

EVIDENCE - The Bill did not pass, primarily because there was very little nuclear regulation in it. This could be attributed to the fact that the nuclear power company, Exelon, has been a donor to all of Senator Obama's campaigns thus far. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Just because Senator Obama's campaign manager is connected to Exelon doesn't mean Senator Obama wouldn't regulate Exelon.

REBUTTAL - Curiously, Senator Obama's bill never passed, thanks to it's own structural deficiencies.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 27 - "I quickly released my financial and legislative records, because I have no special interest connections to hide."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama took 13 months to release his records, while calling for months for his opponents to release theirs during the same period. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2 , SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Clinton took most of the year to release her tax records.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama announced his Presidential run in Feb. 2007. He only released his records, incomplete ones at that, in March, 2008. Said records are riddled with special interest proposals and hidden pork. One example is General Dynamics. General Dynamics was the beneficiary of at least one of Obama earmarks, receiving $1.3 Million dollars for its high-explosive technology program, for the Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 28 - "I have the solutions to repair our economy."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama voted against his own economic proposal package. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2

COUNTER CLAIM - Washington is in a stalemate. Senator Obama has fresh ideas.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama's 111 economic proposals were just combined into an amendment to a bill, and the amendment was defeated 97-0. Senator Obama rejected his own proposals; apparently, they were not the solutions or 'fresh ideas' he was speaking about.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 29 - "I have been a bold leader in Illinois."

EVIDENCE - The Senator's own supporters cannot recall any 'Bold' action on his part. SOURCE 1 , SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - He passed legislation to videotape interrogations by the police department.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama indeed passed into law such various bills, however, a great many of these bills were only 'appointed' to him as their sponsor - meaning they were created and worked by others and then Senator Obama's name was placed on the legislation to give him credit for the bill. In regards to the Taped Interrogations legislation, most cities in the nation have been taping police interrogations for decades. That would hardly seem 'bold'. Missing or refusing to vote on bills 129 times does not further the argument of 'bold' action either.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 30 - "I barely know Tony Rezko. I did about 5 hours of billed work for him."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama has known Antoin Rezko for 17 years. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama meets many people. He is a Senator.

REBUTTAL - Antoin Rezko first spoke with Senator Obama in 1990. Senator Obama worked at the Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland Law firm, specializing in legal issues involving land development. It is in this area of law that the Senator came in contact with Rezko and his company, Rezmar Corp. Senator Obama left the law firm for the State Legislature, while one of the firm's founders, Mr. Allison Davis, left his firm to form a new development company, New Kenwood LLC - with none other than Mr. Antoin Rezko. Once in the State Legislature, and still performing periodic work for his old law firm (now Miner, Barnhill, & Galland), Senator Obama used his elected position to provide legitimacy to his friend's new venture. He crafted a letter to the legislature that ultimately secured $855,000 in 'development fees' for his pals, Rezko and Davis. Mr. Rezko went on to be quite a staunch campaign donor for the Senator, raising at least $250,000 for Senator Obama while in Illinois.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 31 - "I have never met Nadhmi Auchi."

EVIDENCE - Recent testimony in the Rezko Trial has placed Senator Obama and his wife at a party where Mr. Auchi was in attendance. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - The Senator goes to a lot of events. This must have slipped his mind.

REBUTTAL - Whether it slipped his mind or not, the Senator did not deny that we was there (an indication that he believes further proof may exist to place him there) just that he did not remember the meeting. Strangely enough, the party was held just one week prior to the U.S. election in which he won his seat.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 32 - "I don't have 'bundlers' and I don't take PAC money."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama has 79 bundlers and has collected over $13,000,000 in lobbyist PAC money. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama has been careful not to compromise himself, "rejecting campaign support from Political Action Committees and lobbyists."

REBUTTAL - Here is a starter list of Senator Obama's registered lobbyists:

Timothy Broas $100,000, Frank Clark $200,000, Howard Gutman $200,000, Scott Harris (DC) $200,000, Allan Katz $200,000, William Lake (DC) $50,000, Robert S. Litt $not given, Kenneth Lore (DC) $50,000, Thomas Perrelli $200,000, Thomas Reed $200,000, Paul Roth $50,000, Alan Solomont $100,000, Robert M. Sussman (DC) $50,000, Tom Wheeler (DC) $100,000. $1,700,000 dollars from these registered lobbyists, or four times more than Obama's officially declared lobbyist sum. To date there are at least 38 such individual lobbyists donating to Senator Obama's campaign. PS - Having the wives of these individuals write the checks does not alter where the money came from.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 33 - "I don't take money from lobbyists."

EVIDENCE - At least 38 Individuals on Senator Obama's campaign are or work for lobbyists. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Most of the individuals you site are lawyers, not lobbyists.

REBUTTAL - Most of the lawyers that make up this list work for firms that lobby the Government. 31 of them manage registered lobbyists. You may parse the definitions - these lawyers and/or their firms lobby the government and donate to Senator Obama's campaign. Either way, he takes money from lobbyists.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 34 - "I don't take money from oil companies."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama has taken nearly $250,000 from oil companies. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Clinton has taken even more money from oil companies.

REBUTTAL - Senator Clinton never stated she did not take money from oil companies; Senator Obama is the one that said that. Distinguishing himself as a 'cleaner' politician, less beholden to the oil companies, Senator Obama has obviously not been forthright about this issue. Senator Obama accepts money from oil companies and does so to this day.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 35 - "I have clean connections, unlike my opponents and most of Washington."

EVIDENCE - Rezko, William Ayers (Abu-Zayd), Nadmi Auchi, Rashid Khalidi, Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks, Louis Farrakhan. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5, SOURCE 6, SOURCE 7

COUNTER CLAIM - Guilt by association is not fair.

REBUTTAL - Associations one chooses to initiate and/or maintain speaks to one's character and judgment. For instance, Antoin Rezko - who is currently on trial for Corruption. Senator Obama has received a quarter of a million dollars from this individual, and has had to return it in ever increasing amounts, as the Senator was caught not truthfully disclosing the amount donated. Senator Obama also decided to participate in a real estate deal with Mr. Rezko during a time when he was proven to be under investigation. Despite this, The Senator made a deal to purchase a home, by dividing the property with the Rezko family. The property in question was divided, lot VS. House, because it was out of The Senator's price range. And so was the down payment. Perhaps this is where Auchi comes in? Only the trial of Rezko can tell us. Continuing, once it was determined that the Senator could not afford the property, $300K was promptly removed from the asking price (in 2005, before mortgage problems drove down home prices). Rezko's wife stepped in to buy the lot the Senator couldn't afford, saving him $625,000. Another associate of Senator Obama's is the founder of the Woods Fund, for which the Senator was its Director for 4 years, William (Abu-Zayd) Ayers. Abu-Zayd, or William Ayers as he was known then, was an American Terrorist who attempted to bomb the Pentagon. Next on our list would be Nadmi Auchi - Iraqi Billionaire swindler who helped himself to money from the Food Or Oil program and may have assisted the Senator is securing the money to put down on his Chicago mansion. Next we have Rashid Khalidi - former PLO spokesman and supporter of terrorism against Israel. Next we have the infamous Jeremiah Wright and James Meeks - rabid racists, anti-American preachers/community leaders, both have an affinity or a direct connection to the Nation of Islam. Speaking of the Nation of Islam, we next have Louis Farrakhan - renowned racist, anti-American, voracious Anti-Semite and homophobe - leader of the Nation of Islam. One would like to ask Senator Obama which of these individuals are the 'clean' ones?

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 36 - "Unlike Senator Clinton, my donations have been thoroughly checked."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama took donations from arrested Bundler, Norman Hsu (as did Clinton) and Antoin Tony Rezko. Rezko is currently on trial for corruption (April, 2008). SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama donated the money from Hsu and Rezko as soon as he found out.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama only gave back the money raised by Rezko when the media reported the donations. He gave back $7,000 to Norman Hsu, but with Antoin Rezko things went a little differently. First Senator Obama claimed that it was $66,000 he had received from Rezko; when the media proved it was more, Senator Obama claimed that his campaign had discovered and then donated $86,000 to charity. When the media discovered, yet again, there was more Rezko money then reported, Senator Obama stated that indeed they had found $150,000 that had come from Rezko. Senator Obama, seemingly exasperated with the story, claimed he had done all he could to find the funds raised for him by Rezko, and that he had donated all of it to charity. Alas, the media discovered again, it wasn't $150,000 but rather $250,000 Rezko had raised. When confronted with the new figures, Senator Obama was forced to admit that his campaign had found $250,000 of Rezko donations, but that ultimately only $90,000, NOT $150,000, had been donated after all. The campaign was forced to disclose the funds in question had already been used by the campaign. Senator Obama did not make up the difference and donate it to charity, despite having raised some $243,000,000 to date (April, 2008)

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 37 - "I only discovered I had investment conflicts through the mail."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's investment conflicts were not brought to his attention by mail. Skyterra and AVI never sent letters to Senator Obama. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, (Nedra Pickler, "Obama Unaware Of Investment Conflicts," The Associated Press, 3/7/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is a busy man. He must have forgotten.

REBUTTAL - Both Skyterra and AVI have no record of any such letter ever being created or sent. In fact Skyterra didn't send out a stockholder's letter to ANYONE in 2005, the year Senator Obama's conflict was uncovered, but was not disclosed by the Senator until reported in the media.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 38 - "I sponsored dozens of my own bills in one year and passed them in the Illinois State Senate."

EVIDENCE - State Senator Ricky Hendon 'appointed' Obama as sponsor of Hendon's high-profile legislation. Not one of those Bills was truly sponsored by Senator Obama. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - But Senator Obama did sponsor and pass the bills.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama was 'appointed' the sponsor of bills originated and crafted by Senator Hendon. Senator Obama attached his signature to the bill, thus conspicuously taking credit for it's sponsorship and passage. Additionally Emil Jones had to direct Senator Obama to craft certain legislation. It was not spontaneously created by Senator Obama.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 39 - "I believe in fairness, not tactics, to win elections."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama hired a team of investigators to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against him. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Some of the signatures for Alice Palmer were forged.

REBUTTAL - 4 of the signatures were found to be forgeries. Senator Obama used investigators and little known political tactics to eliminate his opposition. He then went on to run uncontested.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 40 - "I cleaned up the Altgeld Gardens Asbestos case."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama failed to mention the many others who assisted and had taken the lead in solving this problem. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2 (Peter Wallsten, "Obama Memoir Left Out Credits For Activism, Critics Say," Los Angeles Times, 2/19/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama DID solve the problem of Altgeld Gardens.

REBUTTAL - Left to stand alone, the implication from Senator Obama is that he was the person that solved the Altgeld Gardens issue, alone. This is patently false.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 41 - "I inspire people with my words."

EVIDENCE - Obama inspires people with other people's words. It's called plagiarizing. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Lots of people borrow a few words from speeches. That's not plagiarizing.

REBUTTAL - Plagiarism refers to another person's intellectual creations being passed off as one's own. Plagiarism is not nullified because the material was used with permission, which until caught by the media, Senator Obama did not have (permission) in regards to Deval Patrick's speeches. Senator Obama uses his speeches, and their reactions, as evidence that he is connecting with his audience through his own power, and thus based on that power and it's unique capacity to inspire citizens, we should elect him to office. Senator Obama has plagiarized speeches, songs, and entire passages of dialogue from film and television. Additionally, a large portion of Senator Obama's speeches that were not plagiarized were written by his very young and White speech-writer Jon Favreau, NOT Senator Obama.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 42 - "No one from my campaign discussed NAFTA with anyone in Canada."

EVIDENCE - The Canadian Government issued the names and details of the conversation Senator Obama's campaign had with them. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is a busy man - he just goofed.

REBUTTAL - Again? Senator Obama has made a multitude of unequivocal, absolute statements of fact which have proven to be complete fabrications once investigated. The fact is the Canadian Government, when accused of inventing the story by Senator Obama's campaign, released details of a memo and the names of the participants in the conversation. Senator Obama's campaign offered no rebuttal. Perhaps because there was no rebuttal to be made - the story was true from the start.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 43 - "I won Michigan!"

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama removed his name from the ballot after horrible poll numbers showed he would lose big. He later attempted to get voters to choose Uncommitted as a way of showing their support for him; Senator Clinton beat everyone on and off the ballot 55% to 40%. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's name wasn't even on the ballot.

REBUTTAL - If Senator Obama's name wasn't on the ballot, how then did he win? Senator Obama deliberately removed his name from the ballot after extensive polling conducted early in the campaign showed he would lose significantly. Thus Senator Obama took his name off the ballot, not because Party Rules said the vote wouldn't count. If that were the Senator's reasoning, why did he leave his name on the ballot in Florida? Perhaps because extensive polling in Florida early on showed him that he stood a good chance of picking up quite a few delegates should he be able to force their inclusion at the convention. Seeing as he was utterly destroyed in the Florida Primary, where all names were on the ballot but only Senator Obama ran ads, he hasn't sought to seat any of the delegates he won.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 44 - "I won Nevada."

EVIDENCE - Senator Clinton won Nevada 51% to 45% over Senator Obama. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2,

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama won 13 delegates, Clinton only won 12, so Senator Obama won Nevada!

REBUTTAL - Senator Clinton won Nevada 51% to 45% over Senator Obama. With 2 Super Delegates selecting her in Nevada, she won 14 delegates total to Senator Obama's 13.
She also won the Popular vote.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 45 - "I believe in every vote counting. I support the people's vote as their voice."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama stalled on revote options in Michigan and Florida, until it was too late to hold any revote. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Caucuses are cheaper and they are a legal form of voting.

REBUTTAL - Caucuses may be cheap and they may be legal, for now, but they are a poor way to represent the will of the people. Caucuses force public declarations of choice in front of family, friends, and possibly employers. They have a very short window of operation and are often held during work hours in the middle of a work day. Their results are in the low tens of thousands, thus that small majority is held to reflect the will of a state with millions of registered voters. As for Michigan and Florida, despite being penalized by party leaders for shifts in the election dates beyond the party's control in the state, Senator Obama was in no hurry to offer any solution other than a quick, cheap caucus for Florida and Michigan. Ultimately his stalling and tactics ran the clock out; millions of voters voices will not be heard.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 46 - "I didn't run ads in Florida."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama was the only democratic candidate running ads in the state. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - No Democratic candidate ran ads in Florida.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama allowed national ads to run 8-12 times per day for two weeks - and still lost by nearly 300,000 votes. One phone call could have stopped the ads. He left them to run.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 47 - "My campaign was extorted by a friend!"

EVIDENCE - Old classmate Keith Kakugawa was "infuriated" by the charge and flatly denied it. (Maurice Possley, Kirsten Scharnberg and Ray Gibson, "An Old Friend's Troublesome Return," Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07), (Maurice Possley, et al, "An Old Friend's Troublesome Return,"
Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - Mr. Kakugawa is homeless and desperate and is trying to use Senator Obama's new found fame to his advantage.

REBUTTAL - Mr. Kakugawa has done nothing of the sort. Senator Obama, clearly having a case for extortion or blackmail, in addition to libel if his own claims are true, has not sought legal assistance with this onslaught of defamation. No news agency has reported any aggressive dialogue from Mr. Kakugawa and no claims or charges of misconduct have so far been aired on any media outlet.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 48 - "My campaign didn't do the "1984" hate ad against Clinton. We didn't have the capabilities or the inclination."

EVIDENCE - Your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple laptop, in one afternoon. (CNN's "Larry King Live," 3/24/07), (Jake Tapper and Jonathan Greenberger, "Anti-Clinton Ad Maker Lived With Obama Senate Staffer," ABC News, 3/23/07), (Dan Morain, "Ad Creator Claimed Role In Obama Campaign," Los Angeles Times, 3/23/07), (Jake Tapper and Jonathan Greenberger, "Anti-Clinton Ad Maker Lived With Obama Senate Staffer," ABC News, 3/23/07)

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama can't be on top of everything while traveling the country. He says his campaign wasn't involved and I believe him!

REBUTTAL - "1984" Ad creator Phil De Vellis was an employee of the Blue State Digital computer firm that is among Obama's consultants. Senator Obama's claim that his campaign's connections to De Vellis were thin at best, were further eroded when it was revealed The Senator's Press Secretary had recently lived with Mr. De Vellis. Furthermore earlier emails from De Vellis bragged about how he had created My.BarackObama.org, while working at Blue State Digital. Joe Rospars, Blue State Digital's founder, is now Senator Obama's media director.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR
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CHARGE 49 - "I have sponsored and passed plenty of Bills in the U.S. Senate. I have experience."

EVIDENCE - You have passed 2 BILLs in the U.S. Senate - one for Africa and one that makes lobbyists stand while they eat. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama has sponsored 123 Bills in the US Senate.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama has one of the worst records for getting bills passed that he has sponsored in the US Senate. That sounds like experience most of us wouldn't want. The Senator has sponsored and passed 2 Bills in the US Senate - one for the Congo (shock and awe?) and one that makes lobbyists stand when they eat. Impressive work for 4 years on the job.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 50 - "I am tough on Terrorism!"

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's friends include Louis Farrakhan, Rashid Khalidi, Nadhmi Auchi, and Ali Abunimah, most support Palestinian terrorism and the destruction of Israel. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama said he would strike terrorists in Pakistan, even without permission. That is tough.

REBUTTAL - That is not tough - it is stupid. Pakistan is a nuclear nation and a fragile if not reluctant ally of the United States. Senator Obama missed the Iran Resolution to declare the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. In addition, he remains on friendly terms and accepts donations from Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright - Nation of Islam members that support Hamas' call for the destruction of Israel. Wright even reprinted the Hamas Manifesto for his church members, possibly including the Obama family, who were in attendance. Senator Obama continues his associations with Rashid Khalidi, the former PLO spokesman and supporter of Palestinian Suicide Bombers. Nadhmi Auchi and Ali Abunimah have been involved financially with structures opposed to Israel's right to exist. With friends like these, including American Terrorist William Abu-Zayd Ayers, who needs Jihadists?

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 51 - "I respect the office of the President. I will do everything I can to uphold it's honor and integrity."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's campaign has secretly discussed NAFTA and has legitimized the FARC terrorist organization, outside of the public's knowledge and before the Senator has won the election. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - There is little evidence that Senator Obama has dealt with either NAFTA or the FARC.

REBUTTAL - The Canadian Government released details of a conversation that Senator Obama's campaign said never happened, showing that the Senator's representatives were discussing NAFTA prior to the Senator having won the Nomination, let alone the Presidency. In addition, Raul Reyes, the leader of the FARC terrorist organization attempting to topple the Columbian Government was found dead. On his corpse was found communication relating to legitimacy status once Senator Obama was elected President. This letter eluded to Senator Obama's campaign having contacted the former FARC leader.

I'm not President, I just play one on TV - doesn't seem very respectful to us.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 52 - "I am stronger on the issue of the Iraq than either Senator Clinton or Senator McCain."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama has voted for every single Iraq bill since taking office. With many Iraqi millionaires donating to Senator Obama's campaign, perhaps they have been promised something once U.S. forces leave. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SORUCE 4, SOURCE 5, SOURCE 6

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama did not vote for this war!

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama was not in office to have to decide on the war. The Senator has made several comments implying that many of his stances or not that very different from the President. Of course over the course of the campaign, that rhetoric has gone all but silent. Where Denis Kucinich has voted against even the funding of the war, thus forcing its end, Senator Obama has voted for every single monetary increase in spending so far brought forward. Furthermore, he has adjusted, mostly in private talks, the departure time frame for troops, implying like NAFTA, he is 'talking for the camera'.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 53 - "I have always supported Universal Health Care."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's health care plan allows 15,000,000 to opt out of having it, forcing Americans to pay for their unpaid bills. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's plan will have mandated coverage just like Senator Clintons! His plan is Universal.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama's mandate for health care coverage applies only to children. Once they are adults then can opt out of buying health care. Any emergency room visits or other health service costs they cannot afford will be passed onto the tax payers of America. His plan is no where near Universal.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 54 - "I don't have to show my patriotism to be patriotic. A pin on my lapel is not important."

EVIDENCE - Senator is often the only person on stage, at the playing of the National Anthem, that has his hands clasped in front of him and not over his heart. He usually (almost never) refuses to wear a flag pin, even when on Capitol Hill. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Big deal. He doesn't wear a flag pin and he doesn't hold his hand over his heart. So what?

REBUTTAL - Being the President Of The United States means representing us all, at home and around the world; our traditions, our values, our beliefs, and our dreams. If a President cannot set an example of what American values look like, sound like, and feel like, then he or she is doing a disservice to us all, by misrepresenting our Nation. The President shows deference and respect to the Nation and the People first - his own preferences taking a back seat to the office. For someone supposedly representing us all, our values and our beliefs, Senator Obama seems to feel his own core beliefs take precedence over what tradition or the public expects. This is further articulated in his fictionalized memoirs and in his associations. Two of his associations strike the most concern as they are quite opposite what the mainstream American would say reflects their values and beliefs. Case in point: the Nation Of Islam and Trinity Church. The Nation Of Islam and Trinity Church have a less then stellar appreciation for the flag of the United States. They blame Whites for Aids being so prevalent in the African American community and they believe that slavery is a debt that must be paid, no matter the chaos, no matter the dissolution of the present society at large. In fact both of these institutions are headed by Muslims or 'former' Muslims. They have said they would accept little else but the complete capitulation and reinvention of America, with Afro-Centric concerns trumping all others.. Senator Obama's spiritual leader has preached harsh, Afro-Centric revisionism for 2 decades, with the Senator in attendance throughout. Louis Farrakhan, an ultra-radical, and founder of the Nation Of Islam, who is a strong hater of Israel and America, is a neighbor of Senator Obama's and has met with the Senator numerous times, famously during the Million Man March. As for the Senator's experience with America and her allies, Senator Obama has curiously spent more time in foreign nations that our are ideological adversaries then our sisters in spirit. This is a strange way to show one's patriotism and love of country.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 55 - "My wife's pay raise was deserved. She is the Vice President of U of C hospital."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's wife's pay raise was nearly 150% her already bloated salary as one of 13 VP's U of C Hospital has on staff. Her raise was less then 1 month after her husband won his senate seat. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - Michelle's pay at U of C Hospital is irrelevant.

REBUTTAL - Again, it goes to the honesty and integrity that the Senator and his wife speak about in public. Pay raises that double your salary, a couple of weeks after your husband is elected to an office that can greatly assist the hospital in securing funds, seems somewhat convenient to say the least. In addition this not-for-profit hospital made an amazing $100 Million during the past 3 years. Perhaps some of that profit came from the fact the hospital, despite 13 Vice Presidents including Mrs. Obama, never noticed that patients were being billed, through Medicare and Medicaid, at rates 580% higher then average, for common services. More alarming still is the fact that African American patients were charged on average, 6 times the rates that white patients were charged. Again, with 13 Vice Presidents whose salaries total many millions, how could these terrible imbalances go unnoticed?

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 56 - "My wife's words were taken out of context. She didn't mean she has never been proud of America."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama, your wife's comments were complete and fully in context. She has never been proud of America until now - those were her words. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Who cares what Senator Obama's wife said? She is not running for President.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama's wife's remarks follow lock-step in the vein of Wright and Farrakhan, in relation to their hostility, contempt, and hatred of America. She may indeed not be running for office, but again it shows the Senator's character, in that he will perpetuate a dishonest accusation, such as her comments were taken out of context when they were NOT, in order to manipulate the public. Mrs. Obama meant every word she said, and those words were quoted in their entirety. One does not have to stretch the imagination as to where the genesis of such ideas took their first form.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 57 - "Senator Clinton was a corporate lawyer for Wal-Mart. I would not associate myself with Wal-Mart.

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's wife has received nearly a quarter of a million dollars in compensation from Wal-Mart supplier Treehouse. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's wife is not running for President.

REBUTTAL - True, Senator Obama's wife is not running for President, but it does show the Senator's willingness to misrepresent himself, his family, and their income sources in order to hide associations that prove unsavory or contradictory to public stances. Such willingness to misrepresent the facts shows one's lack of character and trustworthiness.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 58 - "My church is not particularly controversial."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's church claims AIDS was manufactured by the US Government to kill Black people. P.S. Did you know Jesus was a supporter of slavery? Neither did we. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is running for President, not pastor of his church!

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama has attended Trinity Church for 20 years. He claims, during the 960 Sundays in the last 20 years, that surprisingly he never managed to be in attendance during one of Reverend Jeremiah Wright's more outrageous and insulting sermons. It seems that despite the Senator not being aware of what the topic of the sermon would be, he simply lucked out, having never been there for such controversial sermons. Or was he? In the Senator's own words, during his 'Race Speech' after the media ran Rev. Wright's sermons on the air, Senator Obama said: "Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.". Reverend Wright not only claimed that AIDS was created by the White U.S. Government to kill Blacks (as if Whites didn't get it?) but also that the U.S. was to blame for the attack on 9/11. Reverend Wright and his church published in their Sunday Bulletin the Hamas Manifesto as typical non-controversial reading material for Sunday services. After naming Louis Farrakhan Person Of The Year, and after stating Jesus supported slavery by the White man against the Black man, one can deduce these comments and suggestion are not just controversial, but also Anti-American, Anti-Israeli, and Anti-White.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 59 - I disagree with my church all the time. Rev. Wright is like an Uncle to me and you can't choose family.

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama continues to donate large sums of money to Trinity Church. This helps spread the churches' message. PS - Jeremiah Wright is a Reverend - not a relative. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama, as an American, has freedom of religion and he can choose whatever church he likes!

REBUTTAL - And we have the freedom to choose someone other than Senator Obama for President because of the judgment he displays and the company he keeps. The Senator claims 'You can't choose family'; we respectfully remind the good Senator Rev. Wright is not his family, he is his pastor. And you can always choose a different pastor if you don't like what he has to say. Considering the Obama's have donated on average $500/week to Trinity, or about $22,000/year, we find that a strange way of showing one's disagreement or dissatisfaction with one's church. Incidentally, Rev. Wright has just retired to his $1.6 Million dollar mansion, in an almost exclusively White neighborhood. So much for practicing what you preach.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 60 - "I never heard sermons at Trinity like those being played on Youtube and by the mainstream media."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama said: "Did I ever hear him (Rev. Wright) make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes." SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama said he disagreed with what Reverend Wright said, what more do you want him to say?

REBUTTAL - Not only did Senator Obama agree with Rev. Wright, 14 months earlier about having to distance himself from the church, (and Rev. Wright himself), Senator Obama said he had never heard sermons that contained anything like what the mainstream media and Youtube were playing 'on every station'. 3 days later, in his own speech, he stated ""Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes." 'What more do we want him to say?' We think 'I Lied.' would be sufficient.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 61 - "People are out to get me because I am trying to change Washington. My passport files were looked into illegally."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's own Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser is the CEO of the company that looked into the passport records. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's passport files WERE looked into illegally, and so were Senator Clinton's and Senator McCain's.

REBUTTAL - Not only is Senator Obama's Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser the CEO of the company that illegally looked into the Senator's passport file, the same company looked into Senator Obama's rivals - Senators Clinton and McCain - a year earlier. One must ask the question, for what reason would Senator Obama's Foreign Policy Adviser have to sneak a peak at his employer's passport files? He could simply have asked his boss any questions he may have had. Of course if one wanted to perhaps throw off the scent of snooping, once the Clinton and McCain breach became public knowledge, looking into everyone's record would be a way to do it. If everyone is the victim who can tell the crook? Nice try, Campaign Obama. Sometimes not the hunted, but The Hunter?

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 62 - "Rev. Meeks is not involved in my campaign."

EVIDENCE - Rev. Meeks appeared in ads for the Senator's Senate Campaign, and continues to raise money for him during his Presidential run. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is running for office, not Reverend Meeks.

REBUTTAL - Reverend James Meeks is another of Senator Obama's 'Spiritual Counselors'. The Reverend is known, like Rev. Wright, for tearing up the pulpit, with anti-White and anti-Gay rhetoric. Rev. Meeks invited Senator Obama to campaign at his church, has appeared in commercials for him in Illinois, and will be one of Senator Obama's 2008 Delegates at the Denver Convention. One can reasonably conclude that James Meeks is involved in Senator Obama's campaign.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 63 - "I have the best plan to cure the Mortgage crisis."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's Finance Chair on his Presidential campaign is Penny Prizker, one of the architects of the Subprime Lending Scheme. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama has vowed to fight foreclosures on Americans.

REBUTTAL - Putting one of the masterminds behind the subprime scheme on your campaign does not sound like a good choice if you are on the side of the people. Penny Pritzker is a member of one of the richest banking families in the United States. She, along with Ernst and Young, helped concoct the mortgage manipulation that has resulted in the real estate collapse in the U.S. Senator Obama's plan does not call for a moratorium on foreclosures nor does it call for interest rates to be frozen to assist homeowners in catching up with payments. Additionally, Senator Obama has a long list of Subprime donors to the tune of $1.18 Million Dollars: $266,907 from Lehman, $5395 from GMAC, $150,850 from Credit Suisse First Boston, $11,250 from Countrywide, $9052 from Washington Mutual, $161,850 from Citigroup, $4600 from CBASS, $170,050 from Morgan Stanley, $1150 from Centex, and last but certainly not least, $351,900 from Goldman Sachs.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 64 - "I am running a clean campaign, high on hope and free of negative attacks."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama's campaign has launched over 206 media attacks on Senator Clinton alone. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3,

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama has run a fair and positive campaign.

REBUTTAL - Senator Obama continues to launch negative attacks against his opponents while claiming he is merely defending himself. Attacktimeline.com has amassed, with dates and quotes, over 200 media attacks from Senator Obama's campaign, many of which are first-strike, pre-emptive negative messages and policy distortions. He continues using phone and mailing campaigns that are both negative and factually inaccurate. We guess Hope doesn't spring eternal.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 65 - "I was being honest when I used the term 'typical white people', not racist."

EVIDENCE - If one cannot say 'typical black people' without being labeled racist, then the reverse is likewise racist. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama's words were taken out of context.

REBUTTAL - There is no context in which that statement can be made, truncated or complete, that is not offensive. Senator Obama and his family have spent 20 years in a church that has preached the miseries brought on the black community by 'typical white people'. Michelle Obama's statements about never being proud of America until now, and that American is ignorant, fits part and parcel into the ideology, tone, and direction of Louis Farrakhan, Reverend Wright, and Reverend James Meeks. To claim that they have never heard such statements made in their church raises the question of how and why have they formed such similar opinions in regards to Wright, Meeks, and the Nation of Islam. Having never being proud, calling your country ignorant, and labeling people typical, based on their color doesn't see new, hopeful, or different. If one were to infer any such thing to any race one would be labeled a racist, so in keeping with that established precedent, the term 'typical white people' is racist.

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 66 - "My campaign donations are from millions of average people {bitter, typical white people too?}. We are winning in a new way, without corporate influence, or special interests."

EVIDENCE - The implication is that special interests, corporations, banks, and industry donations are not accepted. Nothing could be further from the truth. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4, SOURCE 5

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama has millions of donors who have given less than $100.

REBUTTAL - True, Senator Obama does have many donors that have given less then $100. Senator Obama also allows the false impression that he does not take PAC or lobbyist money, money from Big Oil, Big Banking, Big Industry, or Corporate America. Here is a very small rundown of just how much money these special interest, corporate giants have been donating to Senator Obama's 'Grass Roots' campaign: Top Contributors: 1 Kirkland & Ellis $143,138, 2 University of Chicago $139,554, 3 Sidley Austin LLP $100,932,4 Henry Crown & Co $79,500, 5 Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal $74,950, 6 Exelon Corp $71,850, 7 Northwestern University $70,430, 8 Mayer, Brown et al $69,960, 9 Jenner & Block $62,710, 10 Soros Fund Management $61,605, 11 Goldman Sachs $61,500, 12 Clifford Law Offices $59,550, 13 Simmons Cooper LLC $58,500, 14 Tejas Securities $57,250, 15 JP Morgan Chase & Co $56,600, 16 Ariel Capital Management $55,650, 17 Skadden, Arps et al $54,071, 18 Winston & Strawn $52,450, 19 Piper Rudnick LLP $45,600, 20 Holland Capital Management $43,350. The top industries supporting Barack Obama are: 1 Lawyers/Law Firms $2,464,360, 2 Securities & Investment $1,117,132, 3 Retired $857,601, 4 Real Estate $620,760, 5 Education $542,966, 6 Business Services $509,266, 7 Misc Finance $415,498, 8 Health Professionals $363,713, 9 TV/Movies/Music $299,233, 10 Commercial Banks $282,553, 11 Printing & Publishing $186,293, 12 Insurance $183,132, 13 Non-Profit Institutions $175,720, 14 Misc Business $150,991, 15 Hospitals/Nursing Homes $146,175, 16 Civil Servants/Public Officials $144,069, 17 Lobbyists $127,800, 18 Computers/Internet $125,333, 19 Construction Services $119,910, 20 Electric Utilities $102,700

VERDICT - SENATOR OBAMA, YOU ARE A LIAR

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CHARGE 67 - "I am NOT the most liberal Senator in the U.S. Senate."

EVIDENCE - Senator Obama ranked as the number one Liberal in the Senate based on his consistent voting record. SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2. SOURCE 3, SOURCE 4

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is just fighting for the people, what's wrong with that?

REBUTTAL - There is obviously nothing wrong with fighting for the people, but making false statements for political expediency is not fighting for the people, it's fighting for your own skin. Senator Obama has a clear record of extremely liberal views and voting as such to maintain or promote said views. From his stance on post-birth abortion, to guns, gays, meeting, without precondition, sworn enemi

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

The Grand Theft Auto-Vice City generation, the bulk of Obama's support, have done irreparable damage to the Obama campaign."Thuggery" is a word that attaches itself well to these, well, thugs. It has not gone unnoticed in the non-bloggy world.

Hope they packed their parachutes, BHO acolytes are in for a rough landing.

Posted by: Becca | May 4, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Live Free!!!

Obama's nets 2 it seems.

A note for hope is a win by any margin!

Reject fear and anger. Embrace hope and dreams.

Live Free

Posted by: Ricky Galileo | May 4, 2008 7:22 AM | Report abuse

I am a Massachusetts democrat and a supporter of Hillary. Along with Obama, it is time to defeat John Kerry for the senate this year. I am voting Republican combat veteran Jeff Beatty. Check his website jeffbeaty*com for details

Posted by: vs | May 4, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

You know what, if Hillary had won even by 1 vote, the media would have blown the trumpet all over, saying a win is a win.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Guam spells the start of the end of the Obama campaign. From 11% margin predicted by the Obama people to 0.2% in reality is a stunning defeat for Obama.

When people finally realize what Obama campaign is all about, they will reject him. It's all about "black liberation theology", aka, the creation of a separate independent (independent from the rest of the white, European-central society) black idendity within the United States of America. According to the theology, Once this separate idendity is established, then this idendity can deal with other identities, like the white idendity, the Latino idendity, the Asian idendity, etc. This is how Obama is going to "bring the country together".

That's not what I wnat, not what you want, not the majority of America wants.

That's why you should reject Obama.

By the way, to the elite-liberals including the MSNBC/NBC & CNN, you don't know what you are doing - you are trying to divide up this country!

Posted by: GY | May 4, 2008 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Hillary needs to remind that the poor people who cling to guns and religion can use the gas tax break, not Obama's rich latte drinking, porn surfing, drug peddling, America hating supporters

Posted by: vs | May 4, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

I read that Obama set up a campaign office in Guam, spent a lot of money there, projected an 11% win, and then ended up statistically even with Hillary.

Posted by: thecandypoem | May 4, 2008 4:31 AM | Report abuse

DEBATE! DEBATE!! DEBATE!!!

It's time for everyone to face the truth. Barack Obama has no real chance of winning the national election in November at this time. His crushing defeat in Pennsylvania makes that fact crystal clear. His best, and only real chance of winning in November is on a ticket with Hillary Clinton as her VP.

Hillary Clinton seemed almost somber at her Pennsylvania victory speech. As if part of her was hoping Obama could have proved he had some chance of winning against the republican attack machine, and their unlimited money, and resources.

But it is absolutely essential that the democrats take back the Whitehouse in November. America, and the American people are in a very desperate condition now. And the whole World has been doing all that they can to help keep us propped up.

Hillary Clinton say's that the heat, and decisions in the Whitehouse are much tougher than the ones on the campaign trail. But I think Mr. Obama faces a test of whether he has what it takes to be a commander and chief by facing the difficult facts, and the truth before him. And by doing what is best for the American people by dropping out of the race, and offering his whole hearted assistance to Hillary Clinton to help her take back the Whitehouse for the American people, and the World.

Mr. Obama is a great speaker. And I am confident he can explain to the American people the need, and wisdom of such a personal sacrifice for them. It should be clear to everyone by now that Hillary Clinton is fighting her heart out for the American people. She has known for a long time that Mr. Obama can not win this November. You have to remember that the Clinton's have won the Whitehouse twice before. They know what it takes.

If Mr. Obama fails his test of commander and chief we can only hope that Hillary Clinton can continue her heroic fight for the American people. And that she prevails. She will need all the continual support and help we can give her. She may fight like a superhuman. But she is only human.

Sen. Hillary Clinton: "You know, more people have now voted for me than have voted for my opponent. In fact, I now have more votes than anybody has ever had in a primary contest for a nomination. And it's also clear that we've got nine more important contests to go."

Sincerely

Jacksmith... Working Class :-)

Posted by: jacksmith | May 4, 2008 4:30 AM | Report abuse

MY FELLOW "BITTER", STUPID, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE :-)

If you think like Barack Obama, that WORKING CLASS PEOPLE are just a bunch of "BITTER"!, STUPID, PEASANTS, Cash COWS!, and CANNON FODDER. :-(

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... Working Class :-)

p.s. You Might Be An Idiot! :-)

If you don't know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to try and defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering...

You see, back in 1993 Hillary Clinton had the audacity, and nerve to try and get quality, affordable universal health care for everyone to prevent the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of you each year. :-)

Approx. 100,000 of you die each year from medical accidents from a rush to profit by the insurance, and medical industry. Another 120,000 of you die each year from treatable illness that people in other developed countries don't die from. And I could go on, and on...

OBAMA AIDE: "WORKING-CLASS VOTERS NOT KEY FOR DEMOCRATS" :o

DEBATE! DEBATE!! DEBATE!!!...

Posted by: jacksmith | May 4, 2008 4:11 AM | Report abuse

It's absolutely amazing. The entire media establishment fawned over Obama and no one said a word. When the spotlight is finally turned in his direction -- and the cockroaches come scurrying out from the shadows -- suddenly the Obamabots have a problem with the attention their favorite candidate is getting.

If Obama becomes president, we won't have a commander-in-chief; we'll have a whiner-in-chief.

Posted by: Me | May 4, 2008 3:43 AM | Report abuse

Now, onto the next ones;

Indiana & North Carolina: Hillary vs Barack -
The Google Effect:

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=100

Posted by: Dave | May 4, 2008 3:29 AM | Report abuse

With all the problems Guam had in conducting its caucus/primary and counting the votes (missing ballots, spoilage, long vote count), did anyone check to see if Florida loaned Guam some of their election officials? Sounds like 2000 all over again.

Posted by: svbreeder | May 4, 2008 3:28 AM | Report abuse

If Hillary steals the nomination you will see the Black community move in the monolithic terms often described. The Democratic Party will cease to exist overnight!

Take that to the bank!

Obama 08.....He's earned it whether you like him or not!

Posted by: Nexeffex | May 4, 2008 3:28 AM | Report abuse

Bottom-Line for you Hillary supporters.

There are not enough delegates left for Clinton to steal or the dirt bags like Fox, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC (Except KO), using Rev. Wright to the point of nauseum to make people change their minds about Obama!

Hillary's already sided with Bush/ McCain on the gas tax in a manner that ought to give any true Democrat pause especially with the phrase "You're either with us or against us"! Her people and her campaign are nothing short of a OUTRAGE. Purely built on racism, hatred, and scandal. Tactics tatamount to "Kill you now, cry some meaningless tears later when I have the power". Since the latter won't happen the former foments the concealed deed.

Her voters can only site some kind of distrust of Obama, nothing in her platform or position on the issues. Their minds are crippled in their allegience to her hatred and blindness.

What a shame that our country is led by vermin of the sort we have today. I actually look at England with envy that they still have some leaders of integrity in the media and less so in their government, but at least they want to be better.

This Rev. Wright stuff is like getting someone from jail to convict and innocent man.

We ought to run around with pitch forks and torches like the mobs of ol', not for the sake of symbolism, but for the fact that we refuse to move beyond that mentality!

Apparently words are meaningful, especially when they are not your own!


"Racism before Country 08!"

Posted by: Nexeffex | May 4, 2008 3:18 AM | Report abuse

The thing that many of you are overlooking is that Obama had a double digit lead in Guam, according to Polls, until only a few days ago and was widely expected to win big there since the race was narrowed down to the two of them. I really think NC could actually be the end for Obama for all intents and purposes depending on a very far fetched and unlikely Hillary victory on Tuesday. Anything is possible as we have seen throughout this entire 2008 campaign.

Posted by: lylepink | May 4, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

It must have been Guam's white blue collar union vote that nearly pulled it out for Clinton - Not!

Posted by: purityof essence | May 4, 2008 3:03 AM | Report abuse

Why is svreader afraid to attach his/her name to its posts? Everyone recognizes svreader's sophmoric rants and lies. He/she can't hide. We know.

Posted by: Huma Huma | May 4, 2008 3:03 AM | Report abuse

Why is svreader afraid to attach his/her name to its posts? Everyone recognizes svreader's sophmoric rants and lies. He/she can't hide. We know.

Posted by: Huma Huma | May 4, 2008 3:03 AM | Report abuse

hmmm.... why can't Hillary carry the Guam vote? Clearly, another nail in her coffin (if there's space for anymore).

What will be her spin -- are Guamians misogynst, or just prejudiced against Bubbas? Or are they just un-American?

I can see her commercial now -- denouncing the Guam caucuses as dominated by a bunch of papaya-juice drinking elitists who can't roll a coconut straight.

Posted by: chiccagoexpat | May 4, 2008 2:48 AM | Report abuse

please the jokes are beyond bad.

They did not even sound funny in your head.

Stop the lame jokes.

There should have been a few good ones out of today.

GD these jokes

Posted by: stop | May 4, 2008 2:23 AM | Report abuse

roxlaw --

I never voted for either Bush.

Rumors of cocaine almost sunk Bush.

Obama brags about using cocaine repeatedly.

If he had shot up heroin would you still support him?

Where do you draw the line?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

roxlaw --

Obama didn't experiment with drugs.

Obama didn't "try" cocaine.

Obama used cocaine repeatedly over a long period of time.

Obama's committed multiple felonies.

Obama's hard drug history makes him unelectable.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

the brown snake might not have brown skin.
hafa aida

Posted by: egalitaire | May 4, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

Please stop referring to OBAMAS's experiment with drugs. At least he had the tremerity to admit to it; and the good sense to reject the use of drugs as a lifestyle choice.

Compare that with Bill's "I did not inhale" comment (which we KNOW was a lie). Also, you elected GWB, jr. who abused both drugs and alcohol but you never made it an issue that prevented him from becoming president.

The truth of the matter is that many Americans that are over 40 and even those that are under 40 have tried drugs. Some got hooked and destroyed their lives and others, like OBAMA, tried it and rejected it and went on the achieve a level of success that is to be admired.

But like I have said in previous posts, if you cannot win your arguement on its merits, you create a diversion that is not only not relevant, but hypocritical as well.

The truth shall set you free and OBAMA is the truth.

OBAMA in 2008!

Posted by: roxlaw | May 4, 2008 1:52 AM | Report abuse

geckos climb on our walls and make music that birds in guam do not.
hafa aida, beware of the brown snake!

Posted by: egalitaire | May 4, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

This ball game is far from over. Hang in there, Hillary. You know the Obama camp is running scared when they compare Guam to Pennsylvania. Plus, in the last week I have been inundated with e mails from the Obama campaign trying to sell me Obama crap souvenirs to raise money. Real classy sell there!!! Sorry, but it it just far easier to send cash to Clinton and not get some piece of garbage pen that Barry breathed upon.

Posted by: hooootenannny | May 4, 2008 1:38 AM | Report abuse

Obama's hard drug history makes him unelectable.

If Obama gets the nomination, Democrats lose.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

This nomination process is far from over.


After Indiana and NC...the Clintons will turn up the heat on Michigan and Florida and embarrass/scare the DNC to include Michigan and Florida. And...they'll have a very strong argument (and momentum).


The right wing noise machine might eventually regret the day they helped the Clintons get up off the mat.

Posted by: hex | May 4, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

One good thing about the rise of Obama,

No more double standards. African Americans will now be held to same verbal standards in the political forum as European Americans.

In short, just because your black, will not give you the political right to just shoot your mouth off in any given manner that's suits the mood! Whites have had to deal with this tongue in cheek atmosphere for over 40 years now, and it's high time that we equate that everywhere!

Posted by: Dean in Wa State | May 4, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

gOd DaMn All Of YoU!

Posted by: rEv | May 4, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

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What the extreme left believes,

"the Wright scandal will go away, it's no big deal, give us a break, it will go away...."

What is really happening,

"the Wright scandal is not going away, and in fact, is running at full steam through the American household"

Why are they in denial?


tj

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Posted by: Tom Jefferson | May 4, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

GIRL POWER!

Posted by: JenniferUSA | May 4, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

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Ah... is that what this is?

Posted by: Mandelay | May 4, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

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"Obama's chickens have come home to roost!"


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Posted by: Tom Jefferson | May 4, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Robinhood, take your analogy somewhere else, because your attitude sucks!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Hillary's going to make a believer out of all of you! Go Hillary!

Posted by: mary in ny | May 4, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Hillary cannot catch up and Hillary will not change the rules after the fact. The better candidate, running the better campaign, has won. Hillary's slime, the "fun part" as she puts it, and race-baiting have only given Howard Dean sleepless nights.

Obama will cement the nomination at the convention, and Hillary's glassy-eyed cadre will scream bloody murder. Nevermind that she has been out of contention since Maine. True believers can be truly frightening.

Posted by: gmundenat | May 4, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

News Flash!

Why did I cast my superdelegate vote, at this most auspicious of times, you may ask?

My boyfriend Dan and I want to get married. I'm really worried that our largest supporter of Gay Marriage is Obama, and I was really worried about his falling poll numbers, so I did it, yes, I cast my superdelegate vote for him, in a last ditch effort to stem the flow of momentum heading over to Hillary.

Stop, Dan...stop,...sorry, my boyfriend is touching me inappropriately...well, that's another story, stop! I said...

see you xoxoxox

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Posted by: Joe Andrew | May 4, 2008 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama wins Guam and all the media insists on is covering Rev. Wright. If they want to keep there focus on everything but the issues then Clinton's values and beliefs are fair game.


Sen. Clinton has a nasty habit of saying people can't choose their family but they can choose their church and tried to label Sen. Obama as an elitist, which everyone knows is not true. She says Rev. Wright would not have been her pastor and she would have left the church. It's so sad she wasn't able to see her own circumstance clearly when she choose to marry and stay with her unfaithful husband.

Additionally, it's been reported that her "REAL" church is called the "Family," which is organized into "cells." When she first came to Washington in 1993, one of her first steps was to join a Bible study group. She has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the "Fellowship," aka The Family. This "Family" takes credit for some of Clinton's rightward legislative tendencies.

This "Family " aka "elitist cells," avoids the word Christian but worship Jesus, though not the Jesus who promised the earth to the "meek." They believe that, in mass societies, it's only the elites who matter, the political leaders who can build God's "dominion" on earth. Insofar as the Family has a consistent philosophy, it's all about power -- cultivating it, building it, and networking it together into ever-stronger units, or "cells." The Family reached out to former and not-so-former Nazis, and its fascination with that exemplary leader, Adolph Hitler.

Sen. Clinton absolutely loves power and what it gets her: the warm feeling of being more important than other people and being able to tell them what to do. To be sure, this is out of pure condescension. She seeks the presidency out of a sense of entitlement. Others seek the presidency out of a sense of duty.

Sources:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ehrenreich/hillarys-nasty-pastorate_b_92361.html

and the book -
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Posted by: http://barackobama44thpresidentofusa.blogspot.com | May 4, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Your boss' rule is "a win is a win".

Read the freak-in paper sometimes and educate yourself

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:55 AM | Report abuse

This country uses a winner take all in everything we do. Now the Dems have come up with a new idea. Lets split everything. No wonder they can't govern even thought they control both houses of our government.

Let see. you win a baseball game 6-4, you get the whole win. Not 60% and so on. Even our fore fathers saw the problem so the electoral college was established. So now we have this mess. We will end up with a Dem candidate the depends on 49.5% of the folks that don't want him as their party representative. Way not look at the electoral college votes of each candidates state they won. Now that would be grand. Their are no rules since they can't reach the magic number set up by the rules.
This is not a game folks.

Posted by: Robinhood | May 4, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Re: Obama's drug history?

Bill and Hillary had drugs in the WHITE HOUSE buddy.

So stop throwing stones rabbit.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Wow, that's sad. Ok, About a month ago, Obama Bin Laden was expected to win Guam by at least 15 points.

About a week ago, he was expected to win by about 5 points.

Look, he won by SEVEN votes, not POINTS, but votes. They each split the delegates, and picked up one superdelegate each.

That shows how much his popularity has been damaged.

Posted by: Blake | May 4, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Well, you see, Hillary partnered-up with the Republicans.

Now, if she wins I definitely want to see this swift boat hit-job the Republicans say they have all set-up and ready to go for Hillary. You know the negative hype and rants about Hillary that the pseudo Limbaugh talks about, "Oh the Republicans are going trash Hillary, they want Hillary, not Obama."

Listen, listen people. Listen to McCain. He says he will not have any trash talk in his campaign. NOW he has already hit Obama with a slime ad, so what does that tell you? So the line he is putting out their about no trash talk (or however he said it), in his campaign is probably meant for Hillary. It's a set-up. Those two are buddies. Wake up.

With McCain, it's about talking out of both sides of the mouth. What he is saying is he WILL swift boat Obama, but WON'T swift boat Hillary. He and Hillary will have an intelligent campaign and debate. But if it's Obama he'll trash it.

McCain is putting preparations and criteria out there for a reason.

The bottom line is:
If you don't see ANY of this swift boat trash by McCain to attack Hillary, then you'll know it was all a scam.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Ever tie, every Obama win, every Hillary narrow win makes the percentage of remaining delegates she must get higher.

Her audacity of hope is messing with the Democratic party now. If she doesn't win NC and IN, she should quit.

I guess she's waiting for the big win in PR before going out on a high note.

One problem. The superdelegates could show her to the exit before that. Then, she and Bill lose all of the party influence.

Poor, sad little rich girl.

Posted by: Harry, Los Angeles, CA | May 4, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

The chain mail comparing Obama and Hillary's Senate record has been debunked by Newsweek.

Obama supporters don't care.

They will lie, cheat, and steal to try to get their guy the nomination.

Its not going to work.

Obama's hard drug history makes him unelectable.

If Obama gets the nomination, Democrats lose.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

gOd DaMn All Of YoU!

Posted by: rEv | May 4, 2008 12:43 AM | Report abuse


Guam is not a good sign.

Sorry.


Posted by: hatewins | May 4, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

The fact is-- that Obama always wins the most remote US votes. Look at the "Americans Abroad". Obama won 3 to 1. That's becasue the rest for the world:
a- does not want to see the same two families runing this country for 24- 28 years. Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton

b- The rest of the world wants the US to have a fresh new leader.
C- The rest of the world, does not believe that a woman can stand up to the leaders in the middle east and charm them with a smile. Especially after Bush treated them all by ignoring them and threating them all. They'd eat Hillary for breakfast and laugh it off by lunch.
But Barrack -- will have respect in the middle east and is wise eneough to think through his decisions and bring people together.

_ the only people who want to see Hillary in there more than the bras burning boomer women -- are Pubs who can't wait to win back the congressional seats in 2010... and grid lock Hillary to death.

Pubs know that with Barrack at the top of the ticket, it's a landslide for DEMs in November all the away down the line. Super delegates know this, and hey want a a landslide to as many of them are on the ballot in Novemeber, and they need the independents, blacks, and young Dems that Barrack has brought into this election. While the old people see the Clinton name recognition, and remember and poor whites remember a better economic times, they are not the future of the Democratic party; it is the educated voters, and young voters turning out in droves, plus the blacks that we must have- and can not afford to lose if Hillary steals the nomination.

DEMS at the top- won't let this happen, no matter how much Rush Limbaugh, Orielly, and Sean Hannerty,plus Bill Clinton pray for this. So get over it and face reality.
As Barrack says, "DEMS won't be burnt again -- no not this time."

It will all eb over June 3rd. Hillary will be asked to throw her support to Barrack. And although Bill will have to be carried out kicking- Hillary is wise eneough to reralize, she is till a senator, and needs to get with program.

June 4th, Hillary will be in the back of a flatbed waving Barrack Banners. :>)

Posted by: justin | May 4, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Do not look to the MSM for truth/fairness. It is unforgivable that they have failed to report, daily, McCain's view matching recent wars and our quest for oil.

It is equally unforgivable the lack of coverage over the fact that Hillary (war monger/supporter) would go to war with any middle east nation that fails to toe the line with her neo-conservative middle east perspectives/policies.

Yet, the MSM spends countless hours addressing matters about OBAMA that have nothing to do with how he will GOVERN this country (REV. Wright/so-called bitter comments).

WHY? Because the MSM is a dinosaur that is increasingly less relevant and therefore, stoops to sensationalist tactics to SELL newspapers.

Thank God for the internet, blogs and access to other sources of information. Use them and others if you are interested in finding the TRUTH!

Posted by: roxlaw | May 4, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

This is an island that can get as far away from all the campaign BS on the mainland.

And it's a tie! (O.K. +7 technically for Obama).

I love it. From a symbolism standpoint.

Now everyone can go back to their trash talking.

Posted by: Comment | May 4, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

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OBAMA HAS WON


Hillary Clinton cannot win.


Even if Hillary Clinton wins every remaining primary by 70%, Obama will still maintain his lead in pledged delegates. This is true, even when one counts the delegates from Florida and Michigan. Mrs. Clinton cannot catch up to Barack Obama in pledged delegates, and pledged delegates will determine this election. She has lost, Barack Obama has won.


See for yourself .
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DELEGATE CALCULATOR:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/29/delegate.counter/index.html


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Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Obama's 11 point advantage evaporated in Guam which considered Barack boy a favorite son because he was born in Hawaii.

Hope this is what portends for Obama's future in the campaign.

Hillary didn't stand a chance there but only lost by seven votes out of five thousand cast.

Keep on truckin' Hill!!

Posted by: dylan | May 4, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Dear God, I hope Hillary doesn't root for me in _anything_. I want a good, long life. :-{

Posted by: treetopflyer | May 4, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

A win is a win and OBAMA is a WINNER.

Hillary has not fought a fair fight because if she did, she would loose, badly. Therefore, she attempts to divide and conquer even though she knows how high the stakes are and will be in the future.

There is much dirt OBAMA could sling at the Clintons (their baggage is monumental) but he is a man of integrity and has not taken advantage of this fact.

Not so with Hillary/Hillarynistas. She is the true elitist as she is the one who said about ethnic whites "screw them". She has been priviledged her entire life and is even more so now that she and Bill have listed earnings/assets that amount to 109 MILLION. She is the true liar (Bosnia). She is the true panderer (race based tactics, Rocky comparisions and a gas tax holiday). Her own supporters (Lynch, Richardson, others) have deserted her in droves because they know, first hand, what the Clintons truly represent. Do not be deceived.

Thoughtful democrats will not be fooled in November. We support OBAMA because he is the candidate that is best suited to lead this country into the future; and you can bet that he will do so in a manner that will elevate not just himself, but the entire American nation.

OBAMA in 2008!

Posted by: roxlaw | May 4, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

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Obama Supporters,,

when they say, "end the war",
what they really mean is, "why aren't more americans dying, as we need a bigger body count to get our man in the white house"

this ad is sponsored by the rev. Wright

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Posted by: Tom Jefferson | May 4, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Martinedwinandersen wrote:
DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

TOM HANKS LENDS BARACK OBAMA A HELPING HAND ...

Time Magazine's Mark Halperin reported late Saturday that Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks is endorsing Barack Obama for President:

Actor/activist who had given money to both the Illinois Senator and Clinton posts compelling video on his MySpace page explaining his choice.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/03/actor-tom-hanks-endorses_n_100001.html

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 4, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

blue111, I'm just curious, surely you don't deny that Rev. Wright exist. Do you not see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears, the words of Michelle Obama, "I've never been proud of America . . ." or, Barrak Obama's race-baiting, or his stonewalling of Florida and Michigan?

My point is simple. We have two candidates. One has a lot of experience, and has been called the best prepared and most knowledgeable Senator in the U.S. Senate. The other one has none of these credentials, but does have great oratory skills and has indeed inspired people with hope. But that hope has been built on the image that he is a statesman and not a politician. And there is the rub, for if he is not the statesman he claims to be, then what is there that recommends him to the highest office in the land?

And that brings us back to square-one. Because in light of Florida and Michigan, in light of Michelle's own words, in light of his long term relationship with Rev. Wright that correlates with Obama's "race card" campaign - Obama is no statesman. . . . . . And therefore has little to recommend him.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Isupport Obama, you never know what mud the Clinton campaign threw at Obama in Guam. Let us move on to Tuesday's win. It is a shame that a good fair and square campaign by Obama has fallen prey to Rev. Wright and the Huffington Post blog on "bitter". Hillary Clinton does not deserve the nomination no matter what the votes are from now on. Obama took every vote seriously from the beginning of the primaries, the Clinton Campaign didn't.

Posted by: Stick with Obama for President | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Isupport Obama, you never know what mud the Clinton campaign threw at Obama in Guam. Let us move on to Tuesday's win. It is a shame that a good fair and square campaign by Obama has fallen prey to Rev. Wright and the Huffington Post blog on "bitter". Hillary Clinton does not deserve the nomination no matter what the votes are from now on. Obama took every vote seriously from the beginning of the primaries, the Clinton Campaign didn't.

Posted by: Stick with Obama for President | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Isupport Obama, you never know what mud the Clinton campaign threw at Obama in Guam. Let us move on to Tuesday's win. It is a shame that a good fair and square campaign by Obama has fallen prey to Rev. Wright and the Huffington Post blog on "bitter". Hillary Clinton does not deserve the nomination no matter what the votes are from now on. Obama took every vote seriously from the beginning of the primaries, the Clinton Campaign didn't.

Posted by: Stick with Obama for President | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

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OBAMA HAS WON


Hillary Clinton cannot win.


Even if Hillary Clinton wins every remaining primary by a whopping 70%, Obama will still maintain his lead in pledged delegates. This is true, even when one counts the delegates from Florida and Michigan. Mrs. Clinton cannot catch up to Barack Obama in pledged delegates, and pledged delegates will determine this election. She has lost, Barack Obama has won.


See for yourself .
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DELEGATE CALCULATOR:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/29/delegate.counter/index.html


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Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

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Obama Supporters,

when they say, "end the war"

what they really mean, "why aren't more americans dying, we need a bigger body count to get our man in the White House"

This ad is sponsored by the Rev. Wright

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Posted by: Tom Jefferson | May 4, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

gOd DaMn All Of YoU! ObaMa sOn, yOuR cHickEns HaVe ComE hOme to RoOst!

Posted by: rEv | May 4, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Let's take a closer look at who's really qualified and or who's really working for the good of all of us in the Senate. Obama or Clinton.

Records of these two candidates should be scrutinized in order to make an informed decision.

Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term - 6yrs. - and another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law - 20 - twenty pieces of legislation in her first six years.

These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress www.thomas.loc.gov, but to save you trouble, I'll post them here for you.

1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.

2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.

5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.

6. Name post office after Jonn A. O'Shea.

7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.

8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.

9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.

10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.

11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.

12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.

13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.

14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.

15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty. Only five of Clinton's bills are, more substantive. 16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.

17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11 18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.

19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.

20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system.

There you have it, the fact's straight from the Senate Record.

Now, I would post those of Obama's, but the list is too substantive, so I'll mainly categorize.

During the first - 8 - eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced

233 regarding healthcare reform,

125 on poverty and public assistance,

112 crime fighting bills,

97 economic bills,

60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,

21 ethics reform bills,

15 gun control,

6 veterans affairs and many others.

His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These inculded **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - became law, **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - became law, **The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate, **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - became law, **The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee, and many more.

In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096.

An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no record according to some who would prefer that this comparison not be made public.

He's not just a talker.

He's a doer.

Pass it on....It's impressive


Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

what the he** happened to obama? wasn't he, like pretty much nominated a month ago? sorry, but this is almost surreal?

Posted by: confused | May 3, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Who cares. They are both idiots. Like a dog chasing its own tail the DemoKlown Party of Retreat, Despair, Hopelessness and Ambiguity fades into obscurity once again.

Posted by: FlailingDemoKlown | May 3, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Hillary all the way to the bank!

Posted by: Jennifer USA | May 3, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

This shows the people of Guam are more informed than the people of PA who voted for Hillary for her "Experience".

"During the first 8 years of his elected service Obama sponsored over 820 bills. Just in 2 years in U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written a further 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096 including ; **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law), **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and

Obamabots are whiners Just in case you missed this one

Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act,(became law), **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill,(became law), Compare this with Clintons total of 20 bills in six years in the Senate 15 of them for naming courthouses, and post offices or honoring individuals & places. And here is the source for my data ( www.thomas.loc.gov )"

Posted by: michhael | May 3, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

You wish!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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GUAM:

OBAMA UP BY 11% JUST LAST WEEK
NOW, A TIE

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S HAPPENING, HAVE ANY OF YOU SEEN THE MOVIE "TITANIC". WELL, THAT'S THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN, TAKING ON WATER AT GEOMETRIC RATES, AND THAT SHIP IS GOING DOWN. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME....


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Posted by: almanac kid | May 3, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Hillary won Arkansas by an overwhelming margin. That's the extent of her large wins. Obama has won several states by 15% +. Of course, those states were either caucus states, or small states, or Red states, or Obama's home state, or they had too many black people in them. I'd love to see Hillary campaign in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota after telling those Democratic voters that they don't mean squat. Of course, anyone that doesn't vote for her is a Judas or is worthless. Its that type of egocentric thinking that gave us Bush. OBAMA '08!

Posted by: Vincent F | May 3, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

After the last 10 days, I will be voting Clinton in Indiana. I am fed up with Obama. He is spineless. It took him a month to get agry about something that took me 2 minutes to angry over. President Clinton 2009!

Posted by: Independent voter in Kokomo, Ind | May 3, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

To: Posted by: Woody | May 3, 2008 10:44 PM

Glad you raised the issue. Woody everybody sees it! It seems the media is controlled by Republicans.

They know that we the people know that there are plenty of other issues to be discuss involving McCain and Clinton, but they choose to exploit Obama. Even an owl who only has Tunnel Vision can see what's happening here. In my opinion all the candidates have some sort of baggage, but the focus is definitely only on Obama. They have not touched Hillary's laundry list. That makes a statement right there.

The lady with Testicular fortitude. Was that an insult or a compliment?

Well, anyway back to Obama:
The media will loosen the rein's on Obama, then they tighten the rein's on Obama. It's all about control.
You know the media will make a story out- of-nothing and they do it by, keeping it going and keeping it going until they realize nobody is listening.

I don't give a hooty-tooty about Rev. Wright! Let's talk about the gas prices! But there is not remedy for THAT and because they don't have answers we are constantly distractly with Rev. Wright. Rev. Wright has nothing to do with what happens when I pull up to the pump!!!!
You can distract some jack-rabbits, but not all are distracted. Because ALL is absolute!

Go Obama!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

So the Clinton campaign is springing for Hotmail accounts now, eh?

Very kewl.
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svreader wrote:
Iowatreasures --

Yes its been reported.

Check your hotmail acount for info on
"the other issue"

5/3/2008 11:06:14 PM
5/3/2008 11:13:15 PM

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 3, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

svreader

but I wear ADULT HUGGIES like John McSame

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

svreader

you are so scary

i peed my pants

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Hillary said on Friday that she would not be able to go to the Kentucky Derby because she would be campaigning in North Carolina. She ask people to put a few bucks on the little filly for her touting that the female horse was going to beat all the male horses in the Kentucky Derby. Well the little filly did beat all the male horses except one, Big Brown. Big Brown won the race handily even though the little filly fought her heart out to try and catches Big Brown. She gave the race everything she had and made it to the end where she broke both ankles and had to be immediately euthanized.

This is a clear sign for Hillary to get out of the race now before her political career is euthanized. It is clear to everyone that the Big Brown man is going to win this race and that Hillary, the little filly, will come in second. It is also clear that she has and would beat all the other males that are or were running for President. She needs to quit now before anymore damage is done.

Posted by: Eric In Calli | May 3, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Why are we DEFENDING ARAB again and is that going go be blood for money? Or will they defend us a have a base in NC or IN?

deep thought

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

So the Clinton campaign is springing for Hotmail accounts now, eh?

Very kewl.
__________________________________

svreader wrote:
Iowatreasures --

Yes its been reported.

Check your hotmail acount for info on
"the other issue"

5/3/2008 11:06:14 PM
5/3/2008 11:13:15 PM

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 3, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

The animosity between Clinton supporters and Obama fans on this board is good news.
It suggests that Clintonites are so enraged at "I never heard a thing in 20 years" Obama will not have their votes in Novemeber. And that's the good news.

Anyone but O!

Posted by: James Biggs | May 3, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

So many of these posts are ridiculous. Hillary merely graciously thanked Guam for their support and their votes.

For once I'd like to hear a real issue presented by an Obama supporter rather than all this juvenile baiting and name calling.

I've not come across one person yet online or in person who can give men any reason why they are voting FOR Obama, other than they want some kind of vague change and they feel hopeful. I can talk for an hour straight merely listing off what Hillary's plans are, what her record shows, and how she's going to accomplish what she proposes.

And, f you compare Obama's voting and legislative record to Hillary's, it's easy to see that it's Hillary who had a lot more power and has been the agent of many more positive, progressive changes. Obama makes big promises, offers no realistic plans if he offers them at all, and then criticizes the plans of others.

He's a pushover to big money interests. That's what his voting record shows.

Posted by: Obamabots are whiners... | May 3, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama outspent Clinton on Guam several times over. And he's from Hawaii. And she pulls a tie? Obama's campaign is starting to, in a word, suck.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | May 3, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

All Obama has to do is tie all the way out. Guess where that leaves Hillary? That is why she is trying to get the supers to think she is a tougher player. Maybe tougher in terms of political history, but we are trying to go forward without making a bunch of bitter, defeated opponents that make it impossible to make a coalition and get things done.

Posted by: Shelton | May 3, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has been calling Obama an elitist. What is her daughter doing at the Kentucky Derby mingling with the wealthiest of wealth?

Posted by: * | May 3, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Hillary needs 315 Obama needs 181 not much Fox News can do to change that! How bad do you think Israelis are sweating right about now?

Posted by: isaacnewton | May 3, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama's swaggering comments about the gas tax holiday are out of touch with the depth of the issue. Which isn't surprising. He often displays that he has only the shallowest grasp of complex situations. And don't forget that Obama has taken more money from Oil companies than any other candidate. Don't be fooled. The reason he's against the gas tax break(which would require the oil companies to pay the tax) is the same reason he voted for Cheney's corrupt 2005 energy bill despite that vote being out of alignment with his grand speeches of reform - it was a big give away to the oil companies.

If you think the oil companies aren't greasing the wheels behind the scene to resist the gas tax break.

Oh, and next time you criticize the idea of the gas tax holiday, don't talk with your mouth full. The people who are in dire need of it are the trucking industries. You know, the girls and guys that bring your food to you...

Hillary in '08!

Posted by: think about it | May 3, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND WAR ...

THE HUFFINGTON POST IS REPORTING ...

National Environmental Group Endorses Barack Obama for President

Friends of the Earth Action cites senator's stand for real energy solutions instead of sham Clinton-McCain 'gas tax holiday' as key reason for endorsement

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Friends of the Earth Action, a national environmental group based in Washington, D.C., announced today that it is endorsing Senator Barack Obama to be the nation's next president.

"We endorse Senator Obama because we believe he is the best candidate for the environment," said Friends of the Earth Action President Brent Blackwelder. "The 'gas tax holiday' debate is a defining moment in the presidential race. The two other candidates responded with sham solutions that won't ease pain at the pump, but Senator Obama refused to play that typical Washington game. Instead, Obama called for real solutions that would make transportation more affordable and curb global warming. He showed the courage and candor we expect from a president."

Experts agree that gas prices are likely to decline only slightly under a Clinton-McCain "gas tax holiday"--if they decline at all. Instead of signing onto this gimmick, Obama has called for long-term solutions that would limit oil consumption by requiring cars to be more fuel efficient and expanding transportation options including passenger rail.

Blackwelder cited Obama's strong pro-environment record, his policy proposals, the profile he has given global warming in his campaign, and the broad mandate he is building for change as other reasons for the endorsement. Obama earned a 96 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters during his first two years in the Senate. Blackwelder said Friends of the Earth Action plans to inform its more than 100,000 activists in the U.S. about its support for Obama and to campaign for him in remaining primaries.

Friends of the Earth Action previously endorsed John Edwards in the Democratic primary process and engaged in early state independent expenditures on his behalf. ...

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 3, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Something tells me there's a Clinton ambush waiting in the wings.
Clinton is sure of her momentum now.

It will fail.

"Thou knowest that security
Is mortals' chiefest enemy."

- Shakespeare

Posted by: treetopflyer | May 3, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

thats because Guam knows how to follow the rules!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

A win is a win! If Hillary-supporters are saying that Guam doesn't matter because Obama and Hillary split the delegates, they should revisit who is leading in pledged delegates! If Obama takes Indiana and North Carolina on May 6th, then that would mean three wins in a row and the superdelegates will trickle even faster to Obama.

Obama in 08!

Posted by: AJ | May 3, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

At last! Guam is more important than Florida!

Posted by: rjv | May 3, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Sounds good, maybe someone should euthanized Hillary and put her out of her misery

This is so funny.
First Hillary compare herself to Rocky, then to a race horse. Well, talk about symbolism.

Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter.
Posted by: Sam | May 3, 2008 10:34 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Guam was a tie, but Obama should have won overwhelmingly since he claims to be an "island boy" with island childhood. Answer to Woody's silly questions:Obama is considered black because of his skin color;Obama's income last year was $4 million (not a poor boy); often beautiful men with exclusive prep school and Harvard degrees are elitists, so is Obama. Obama is unelectable, as you will see in November. He needs to get experience as a Senator or governor, then try again.

Posted by: Zaney8 | May 3, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I agree that any talk about who won or margins is premature. The party won't certify the results until they look into the 500+ spoiled ballots. It could lead to a Clinton win, or a larger Obama margin. Who knows? In any case, it's unlikely to result in other than a 2-2 pledged split. Obama gets a slight edge in that the 2 superdelegates elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the party today split 1 Obama 1 undeclared (the latter says she'll support the caucus winner - so watch this space), while their opponents were both Clinton supporters.

Posted by: KPO'M | May 3, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Buzz --

Given the trends, she may very well do even better than that.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

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Indiana Democratic Primary (May 6) - 72 delegates
North Carolina Democratic Primary (May 6) - 115 delegates
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West Virginia Democratic Primary (May 13) - 28 delegates
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Kentucky Democratic Primary (May 20) - 51 delegates
Oregon Democratic Primary (May 20) - 52 delegates
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Puerto Rico Democratic Primary (June 1) - 55 delegates
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South Dakota Democratic Primary (June 3) - 15 delegates
Montana Democratic Primary (June 3) - 16 delegates
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404 delgates left to be awarded

What would it take for Hillary to win??

Hillary trails Obama by 137 delegates.

404 delgates left - 137 = 267 /2 = 133.5

404 - 133.5 = Hillary needs 270.5 delegates to essentially tie.

270.5/404 = 66.96%

HILLARY MUST WIN ALL STATES by a margin of 66.96% to Obama's 33.04%, to tie in the delegate count.

Posted by: Buzzm1 | May 3, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Go Obama! We'll take that win with the same gratitude as any other election. Come on North Carolina and Indiana! Let's put this madness to an end. Obama is our last chance at bringing this country together. He has shown that he knows how to run a campaign (no matter what the circumstances may be). He probably thought 11 percent, because he didn't Guam would matter to Clinton ( as demonstrated in the past, she can care less about a Caucus) I guess all the numbers will change, from here on out. But again, a win is a win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Hopein08 | May 3, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Officials Say Recount Is 'Imminent'
Pacific News Center Staff Reporter 04.MAY.08
9:30 a.m. Guam - The Democrat Party Nominating Committee said officials will look over the large amount of "spoiled ballots" in the coming days.

At issue is the small margin of victory of Senator Barack Obama. He beat his rival, Senator Hillary Clinton by 7 votes, but well over 500 ballots were deemed invalid during the tabulation process.

Herbie Perez, chairman of the nominating committee, said she will not certify the results because the Committee needs to ensure that all the uncounted ballots were properly identified as "spoiled."

She said officials from the Party and representatives from both candidates will meet probably Monday or Tuesday to address that issue.

Perez revealed she is also looking into the missing ballots.

More than 8,100 were printed in response to reports of shortages at precinct sites. But when the final tally came in, only a little over 4,500 ballots were used. - Pacific News Center - Guam, Saipan, CNMI, Asia-Pacific

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

jatox....isn't Hillary saying the rules SHOULD bend her way by ignoring Obamas wins and proclaiming her queen...er..I mean president.
Oh, and please take a little care to use some sort of punctuation. I am still not sure of what your last run-on sentence in your first paragraph means. I admit I am guilty of the same.
Let's be frank here ladies and gentelmen. Hillary is a horrible speaker. She does that thing of lowering her voice and trying to sound authoritative. I've seen many women fall prey to this ridiculousness. It sounds contrived and false. Can't they afford a coach of some sort? Her tone doesn't ring true. I've heard high schoolers give a better account of their ideas.
Just in case you all were getting your hairs up thinking about the upcoming election, just remember this-- NO MORE BUSH! NO more lispy texan "s." We must find solace in something, no?

Posted by: robert d | May 3, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Shailagh,

Please pull this article. Its incorrect.
I'm shocked (for real, not claude raines) that you published it.

There are over 500 ballots from a district that was a landslide for Clinton that weren't counted.

The results you quote are not certified.

There is going to be a recount.


Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has decided to push the 7 people who voted for Obama of the island and then call for a recount. Al Gore chimes in saying global warming prevented 8 Guamanians from reaching the polling booths. Those 8 were identified as Hillary supporters.

Posted by: Sona Fabich | May 3, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

We all know the DRILL.

If Hillary wins it's a victory.

If Obama wins, it doesn't matter.

With Hillary it always the "old sour grape story" when she's not the winner.

Hillary won Pennsylvania by 9 3/4%. But the media rounded the number off to 10%.

Go Obama'08

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Now I'm not usually a paranoid guy, but there are a number of inconsistencies and oddities in the media concerning Senator Obama that give me pause. First, why is Senator Obama constantly being hit for what his former pastor said when Senator McCain has sought and still covets the likes of televangelist John Hagee who believes the Catholic Church conspired with the Nazis and that Katrina was God's retribution for homosexual sin? Second, why is the media constantly pushing the idea that Senator Obama is an elitist when he came from a broken home as opposed to the other 2 candidates who were never placed at such a disadvantage? Added with the fact that Senator McCain and Senator Clinton are worth at least 100 million dollars and Hillary doesn't know how to operate a blue collar coffee machine, I find that assertion particularly odd. Third, why does the media avoid Bill Clintion's ties with dictators and the dubious contributions to his library? Fourth, why is Senator Obama constantly being labeled the 'Black' candidate when in fact he is half white? Fifth, why has the media virtually said nothing about Senator Clinton wanting to use the United States military to keep all nations in check in the Middle East? This seems entirely inconsistent since it is a major policy shift from disengaging Iraq to engaging the entire Middle East! And lastly, why is Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Fox news doing everything possible to get Hillary Clinton elected? Like I said, I'm not usually a paranoid guy, but all these facts seem to point to one thing: that Senator Obama isn't all hot air and actually is the candidate of change. Something the corridors of power in Washington and corporate media (an extension of corporate America) aren't too happy about.

Posted by: Woody | May 3, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse


Don't despair. This is how Hillary can still win the nomination:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=a8lvc-azCXY

Posted by: AC | May 3, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

20 years from now when you've awakened to the smell of 5 additional Presidential elections and to the realization that
Politics with capital 'P' is not for the meek nor faint of heart
you, to, shall fight like hell for what you hold to be true and
not simply demand the rules bend YOUR way and a true opponent simply preempt a possible and according to the rules victory because of your maligned sense of purity of purpose and distorted vision of noble behavior.


2 yrs as a junior senator and a number of basically undefined years as a Community Organizer (wow) does not a President make. perhaps he is or should i say WAS a community organizer for a farakkkan associated organization??? and you know what...WE DON"T KNOW (yet).

but, then, i wouldn't expect you to discern why that's a problem

like stanley kubrick said in his final film: "EYES WIDE SHUT."

Posted by: jatox | May 3, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Officials Say Recount Is 'Imminent'
Pacific News Center Staff Reporter 04.MAY.08
9:30 a.m. Guam - The Democrat Party Nominating Committee said officials will look over the large amount of "spoiled ballots" in the coming days.

At issue is the small margin of victory of Senator Barack Obama. He beat his rival, Senator Hillary Clinton by 7 votes, but well over 500 ballots were deemed invalid during the tabulation process.

Herbie Perez, chairman of the nominating committee, said she will not certify the results because the Committee needs to ensure that all the uncounted ballots were properly identified as "spoiled."

She said officials from the Party and representatives from both candidates will meet probably Monday or Tuesday to address that issue.

Perez revealed she is also looking into the missing ballots.

More than 8,100 were printed in response to reports of shortages at precinct sites. But when the final tally came in, only a little over 4,500 ballots were used. - Pacific News Center - Guam, Saipan, CNMI, Asia-Pacific

Officials believe some hanky-panky by Obamabots may be in play here and Clinton actually won the primary. We'll know in a few days!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Correction

Obama actually netted 3 delegates from Guam.

Elected delegates 2-2

Superdelegates Obama +2, Clinton -1

Both the incoming chair and vice-chair support Obama. The outgoing chair supported Clinton.

Posted by: urban4 | May 3, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

This shows the people of Guam are more informed than the people of PA who voted for Hillary for her "Experience".

"During the first 8 years of his elected service Obama sponsored over 820 bills. Just in 2 years in U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written a further 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096 including ; **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law), **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act,(became law), **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill,(became law), Compare this with Clintons total of 20 bills in six years in the Senate 15 of them for naming courthouses, and post offices or honoring individuals & places. And here is the source for my data ( www.thomas.loc.gov )"

Posted by: Jake | May 3, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

This is so funny.

First Hillary compare herself to Rocky, then to a race horse. Well, talk about symbolism.

Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse. Eight Belles finished second. The winner was the favorite, Big Brown. Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line, and was euthanized shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Sam | May 3, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Island Boy? (yeah right!)

The real news tonight is that the Obama camp predicted they would win Guam by 11%!
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha,..................

Posted by: Gimme a Break! | May 3, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Hillary does not care about Guam - ask Mark "Big States Matter" Penn.

Posted by: Black and Bitter like Coffee |
__________
Ask Who? Mark Penn no longer works for Clinton, Tard!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Hillary lives to run another day, but the poor fillie she put her hex on came in second and had to be put down. And the talk show(network news) who asked" doesn't she know the last fillie to run in a Kentucky Derby was badly injured and had to be put down?" has extreme clairvoyance. Spooky. Who else is Hillarrhea cheering for?

Posted by: LetthemdrinkCrownRoyal | May 3, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Hillary does not care about Guam - ask Mark "Big States Matter" Penn.

Posted by: Black and Bitter like Coffee | May 3, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Who do you predict will win the North Carolina & Indiana Democratic Presidential Primary?

North Carolina
http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=2320

Indiana
http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=2220

.

Posted by: Frank, Austin TX | May 3, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Anyone but Clinton 08'

Posted by: Shiloe | May 3, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Waaaaaa...Cry me a river, Hillary's supporters are lamer than her.

'A Win Is A Win'- Hillary Clinton in March 08

Posted by: James | May 3, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

GO OBAMA...one step at a time!

McCain=more of the same.

OBAMA/WEBB 08

Posted by: PaigeinPhilly | May 3, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

So, if Guam gets electoral representation they will have as many rights as us citizens of the nation's capital. How in the world is this still happening? I can't imagine any citizen saying that we District citizens shouldn't have voting rights.
And all that hubabaloo Mrs. Clinton did about Michigan and Florida being disenfranchised, but never a whisper about the very place her husband stained that blue dress. Shame on her.
In case some of you were thinking that the white house is sitting on royal ground amidst a hallowed forest, it is in fact located in the US of A and is called the District of Columbia. No, although we cannot vote in congress, it is not a country in South America.

Posted by: robert d | May 3, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually from Guam and I think that Obama's victory was quite unexpected. Hillary and Bill (ok mostly Bill) are VERY popular in Guam since they both visited our island during their administration. Its a testament to Obama's ability to energize the electorate that he was able to pull off a victory. Unfortunately, the problem with Hillary is that she will energize the WRONG electorate in the general: the Republicans. History will look back at this moment as the tipping point of Obama wrapping up the nomination. Ok, that's probably a stretch, but as I said, I'm from Guam so I have to try and talk up the place!

Posted by: Island Boy | May 3, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

pretty nice for Hillary since she said that only the big states matter. I guess this does not matter for her.

Posted by: jlm062002 | May 3, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse


hillary says, "i would have won in guam, but there were snipers firing at us! our voters couldn't even get to the polls! they had to duck for cover, there were so many of them!"

we need a re-vote!

a do-over!

and if we don't.. i'm going to CRY AGAIN like i did in iowa!

WAAAAAAAAAAA!

WAAAAAAAAAA!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Posted by: BOB | May 3, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Associated Press

"Hillary Clinton said on Thursday night that members of Congress should tell the American people where they stand on a plan she backs to suspend the gas tax for three months. Are they with us or against us? she said.
But that bit of bombast may backfire. On Friday, one of Sen. Clintons top backers, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, called the gas-tax holiday a bad idea.
I think it would be counterproductive, Frank said in an interview to air today on Bloomberg Television. I dont think it would be a significant savings for the individual. It would be more of a cost.
Add Frank to the growing list of pols who have rejected the idea, including Clinton supporter and Washington Sen. Patty Murray. Others include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, New York Gov. David Paterson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was particularly blunt on Thursday.
It's about the dumbest thing I've heard in an awful long time, from an economic point of view," Bloomberg, who hasnt endorsed a candidate, told reporters. We're trying to discourage people from driving and we're trying to end our energy dependence...and we're trying to have more money to build infrastructure...."


So much for experience. Its not just Obama's delegates. This is why we need to hear about real issues. Otherwise, ask Rev. Wright what he thinks about the gas tax idea.

Debate on ...gas tax.
Obama ahead.
1
Clinton
0
McCain
0
Bush
The Decider is thinking about it.
(Sorry couldn't help myself.)

Rev. Wright
so far (0)

By the way, does anyone know how many would be loss jobs if we went with the holiday gas tax idea?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama netted 2 delegates from Guam

Elected delegates 2-2

Super delegates Obama +1 Clinton-1

The outgoing Dem chair was a Clinton superdelegate, the incoming vice-chair supports Obama.

Posted by: urban4 | May 3, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Hillary must have won very big in the districts she won in, if Obama won more districts.

Obama winning by 7 votes out of 5,000 cast, means Hillary supporters must get out and vote Tuesday - every vote will count. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | May 3, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Afterward, Hillary thanked the people of Guam who voted for her that made it a "success."

Before Pennsylvania, she said that a win by a single vote was a win. Now, a loss by seven votes is still a win?

Go figure.

Posted by: aBigSAM | May 3, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Old Fox:

It wasn't Al Gore who demanded the automatic recount, it was FLORIDA LAW.

Posted by: aBigSAM | May 3, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama won in pledged delegates and superdelegates. However, Clinton will say coconut-sipping elitist islanders don't count.
Speaking of elitists, here's the royal couple's child at the Kentucky Derby today:

http://sports.yahoo.com/rah/photo;_ylt=Ao0PgClfeI_VrwH3qxIykeF__rkF?slug=cef045fad1b44bb2a478ec0b3e2f55aa.kentucky_derby_horse_racing_kyd199&prov=ap

Posted by: iacitizen | May 3, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Guam...who cares?

Posted by: MICHAEL1945 | May 3, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

I demand a automatic recount! -Al Gore

Posted by: Old Fox | May 3, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

We can be sure that Senator Clinton will now announce that unlike "Caucus States", "Caucus Territories" do count!

Posted by: Caryl S. Foster | May 3, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

What the heck does that mean?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA = DIVISION, BUT NO CONQUER

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

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