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CNN (Obama Campaign Directed) Lies To Impugn Palin & McCain

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On Tuesday’s (10/21/2008) Situation Room, CNN’s Drew Griffin completely mischaracterized the nature of a “quote” from National Review’s Byron York during his interview with Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Griffin said to Gov. Palin: “Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press, the press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well.  The National Review had a story saying that, you know, ‘I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.’”

This is a complete distortion, a falsehood.  The full quote from the National Review’s Byron York shows he was in fact dressing down the media, NOT Gov. Palin.  “Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above.”

Watch the video, in two parts, and see for yourself exactly how blatant Drew Griffin, under orders from CNN management, and ultimately the Obama Campaign, lies to Governor Palin.  Is there anyone reading this who doubts this is all part of a coordinated smear?  Can anyone seriously doubt we are watching the outcome of a direct assault on our electoral process?  Can anyone be so stupid or clueless NOT to know the Obama Campaign is coordinating, with the willing assistance of the Main Stream Media, all of these attacks on John McCain and Sarah Palin?   I mean, this isn’t some isolated incident.

Part Two:

Bill O’Reilly spent his Talking Points memo last night [click link to watch] to go after CNN and correspondent Drew Griffinthe fallout from Griffin’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin. after

O’Reilly said Griffin “totally distorted what [Byron] York wrote in the article,” and said The Factor called CNN for comment and got none.

“I haven’t been critical of CNN during the campaign,” said O’Reilly. “They’ve been pretty honest in their coverage, I believe.”

Later in the show, O’Reilly had York on to discuss the issue. “CNN owes it to their audience, and owes it to Gov. Palin, to correct the record,” said the FNC host.

• FNC’s Greta Van Susteren also discussed the interview on her show last night with Newt Gingrich. Here’s her take on Gretawire.

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Obama Praised As ‘Searing and Timely’ Book by Terrorist Ayers

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Barack Obama, who has consistently downplayed his relationship with William Ayers during his presidential campaign, once gave a glowing endorsement of a book by the former domestic terrorist and was mentioned by name in the book itself.

A blogger unearthed the Dec. 21, 1997, endorsement in the Chicago Tribune and posted photographs of the praise for Ayers’ book on Zombietime.com Saturday, October 18th.

Featured next to a smiling photograph of himself, then-State Senator Obama called Ayers’ book, “A Kind and Just Parent: Children of the Juvenile Court, “a “searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.”

The book, which details life at the Chicago Juvenile Court prison school, mentions Obama by name on page 82 when it describes Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood:

“Our neighbors include Muhammad Ali, former mayor Eugene Sawyer, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Elizabeth Alexander, and writer Barack Obama. Minister Louis Farrakhan lives a block from our home and adds, we think, a unique dimension to the idea of ‘safe neighborhood watch’: the Fruit of Islam, his security force, has an eye on things twenty-four-hours a day.

The Obama campaign said the blurb was not a full-fledged review of the book, which is odd, because the quote Obama supplied to the publisher seems to be just that.

A month before the item appeared, on Nov. 20, 1997, Michelle Obama, then dean of student services and director of the University Community Service Center, held a panel at the University of Chicago that featured both Barack Obama and Ayers.

“Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system,” the University of Chicago Chronicle reported on Nov. 6, 1997.

Obama has been criticized for refusing to elaborate on the extent of his relationship with Ayers and for claiming to have had no idea Ayers was a co-founder of the Weather Underground, which claimed responsibility for bombing the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and a New York Supreme Court justice’s home in the Sixties.

The Obama campaign has noted that Obama was 8 years old when Ayers and the Weather Underground were active and has no link to their activities, however Obama has yet to explain why he befriended Ayers as an adult, and participated in so many of his endeavors.  Ayers has said he has “no regrets” about his participation in the domestic terror group, and in fact has lamented they didn’t “do more” acts of terrorism.

“A Kind and Just Parent” was in stock at Amazon.com and ranked 51,273 in sales on Monday.

NOTE: For the skeptics out there, here is a contextual photo, showing where the Obama review came from look at lower left. This shows the entirety of page 5 of the Chicago Review book section on December 21, 1997. Obama’s review is visible at the lower left. (Hi-res version of this photo here.)

No Evidence of Obama Slur/Threat at Palin Rally

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Investigators with the Secret Service say that there is no evidence that anyone shouted ‘kill him,’ in reference to Barack Obama, at a recent McCain-Palin rally.

U.S. Secret Service agents say that there is no evidence to support one reporter’s claim that any attendee at a McCain-Palin rally on Tuesday in Scranton, Pennsylvania shouted ‘kill him’ when Barack Obama’s name came up.

According to an October 15, 2008 article by the Andrew M. Seder that appeared in the TimesLeader.com website, which serves Northeastern Pennsylvania, the head of the Secret Service field office in Scranton says that there no evidence of this widely-reported verbal attack.

Scranton Times-Tribune Reporter (and Obama supporter) David Singleton originally reported the alleged verbal outburst on the newspaper’s website on Tuesday after he claimed to hear the remark at a McCain-Palin rally earlier in the day.

The paper printed the uncorroborated slur in their Wednesday edition and networks such as ABC and MSNBC as well as the Associated Press and the Washington Monthly repeated the allegation, according to the article by Seder, doing absolutely no fact checking of their own, of course.

The Times Leader.com article also indicated that Secret Service Agent Bill Slavoski interviewed Singleton, as well as 20 people who were at the rally, and no one but Singleton could corroborate the story. Slavoski, according to the article, said that Singleton was unable to provide a description of the man who allegedly made the remark.

However, Singleton and his newspaper are sticking to their story, according to the Seder article, even though there were thousands of people at the rally and Singleton was the only one who heard the threatening remark. http://tinyurl.com/3n9m8k

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Friday, October 17, 2008 at 4:06:00 PM

Praise Be! Honor The Obamamessiah!

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The Most Experienced Executive In History

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According to a news item this morning, George Romney, Mitt’s dad, was the worlds most experienced executive!  George Romney?  Yes, I kid you not.  His Chairmanship of American Motors, Governor of Michigan and several campaigns for the Presidency make it so. He is followed closely by those well-known titans of industry, Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey.  You didn’t know Nixon and Humphrey were executives?  You thought they were well-known politicians/office holders?  Well that’s because you don’t believe in change!  You’re an antiquated relic from the past, perhaps…even…..perhaps even a distraction….

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The news item I spoke of above was an interview with Barack Obama. The  Chosen One.  On Anderson Cooper’s show @ CNN Mr. Obama made some pretty amazing assertions, after the obligatory Hurricane Gustav concerns:

Now the video, aside from proving the man cannot speak easily without a teleprompter, is to me, absolutely stunning.

Obama: Well, you know, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about 3 times that just for the month. So I think our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear…

Obama compares the size of his campaign to the small Alaskan town Governor Palin was mayor of and suggests that since his campaign has more employees and will spend more money, that he is then the more experienced and more qualified executive!  Stop and think about those exact words.

Obama apparently forgot that Governor Palin is also a governor. And perhaps he didn’t know (but of course he does), but the number of state employees in Alaska dwarfs anything his campaign could ever hope to hire. And the Alaska state budget is some 22 times higher than the budget of the Obama campaign. And the investment boards and total revenue invested for the Alaska Trust (these are the mandadated investment of all mineral revenues) is in the tens of billions of dollars!

Oddly enough, Obama doesn’t site his days as a “community organizer” or his service in the Illinois State Senate, where presumably he did have a staff, as part of his executive experience.

In his very own words, Senator Obama concedes that the only executive experience he has had is that of running his campaign for President, these scant past two years. He is actually suggesting that the experience he has gotten from running his campaign is a major part of what qualifies him to be president!

John McCain’s spokesman called the suggestion “laughable.”

“For Barack Obama to argue that he’s experienced enough to be president because he’s running for president is desperate circular logic and its laughable. It is a testament to Barack Obama’s inexperience and failing qualifications that he would stoop to passing off his candidacy as comparable to Governor Sarah Palin’s executive experience managing a budget of over $10 billion and more than 24,000 employees,” said spokesman Tucker Bounds.

This is the first that I could find, in hours of searching, of Barack Obama claiming to take a personal role in running his campaign, being in effect the CEO of it.  All previous mentions by Obama reference his campaign manager, media people, and all that.  I did find a video of him in his Chicago HQ remarking how he barely recognized the faces, the place had grown so. I have run some pretty large campaigns, and have yet to run across a candidate one could compare to a CEO/COO/Chairman.

Using only Obama’s standard, it is crystal clear Governor Palin has the far greater executive experience. She controls a budget of almost $10 billion and a state work force of some 20,000+ employees – ten times the number Obama employs in his campaign. And a budget some 20 times higher than anything Obama will manage in this year’s campaign.

Here are just a few of the duties a sitting governor deals with daily:

* Government administration
* Commerce, Community & Economic Development
* Corrections/Prisons/Criminal Justice
* Education
* Environmental policies
* Fish & Game
* Health and Social Services
* Labor
* Law
* Military and Veterans’ Affairs
* Natural Resources
* Public Safety
* Revenue
* Transportation and Public Facilities
* State College and Universities
* State Legislature/Approving or Vetoing Bills
* Court System Administration
* Fund Capitalization
* Public Education Fund
* Special Appropriations
* Retirement policies

While many on the left are busy denouncing Palin for not having enough executive experience, while noting Obama’s vast experience as a community organizer and a state senator, they overlook the following: that as the governor of a state, even a small  population state like Alaska, you confront issues and have responsibilities that are very much like those you will come into contact with in the White House.

I think it only logical to conclude that experience is even more relevant in Governor Palin’s case, as she is a politician used to being far closer, having more direct contact and feedback with her Constituents than Obama, who as a United States Senator and Illinois State Senator comes from a state with a compariatively huge population base that makes direct contact problematic.

What say you?

Change You Can Xerox..Biden’s Past Plagerism

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Jake Tapper @ Political Punch had this Biden item……

August 22, 2008 11:41 PM – Jake Tapper

Remember that clunker of a zinger from Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY?

Trying to make hay out of Sen. Barack Obama’s use — with permission but not attribution — of some language from previous speeches by Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., Clinton essentially called Obama a copycat.

The controversy soon died down.

But lest we forget, the man whom Obama has chosen as his running mate — Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. — has an episode in his past where he used someone else’s lofty rhetoric, unattributed, as well.

Biden withdrew from the Democratic primaries for the 1988 presidential campaign after it turned out he had lifted passages from British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock without attribution.

“Stupid,” an older, wiser Biden judged for ABC News’ Charlie Gibson twenty years later, for a profile of the major 2008 presidential contenders. “My mistake. Born out of ignorance, thinking I didn’t have to prepare. And I didn’t deserve to be the nominee. And all of a sudden, internationally, I’m this guy who cuts corners, who isn’t honest, who’s using other people’s words. And it was, it was, man, it was, it was terrible.”

The episodes are not completely similar. And Democrats sure feel confident that the problems in the U.S. right now will overshadow political kerfuffles like these.

But I’d sure expect Republicans to make hay out of it all.

– jpt

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Monday, September 1, 2008 at 4:24:27 PM

Michael Moore: ‘Gustav Is Proof Of God’ Sent To Pay-Back Bush/McCain

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Radical-leftist filmmaker (and Obama confidante) Michael Moore has his own take about the divine aspects of Hurricane Gustav’s scheduled landfall just as Republicans open their convention in St. Paul. Says Moore: “Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven.” He made the comment on Keith Olbermann’s show Countdown on MSNBC. Of course, Moore was quick to add that he hopes nobody gets hurt and that people will take cover from the storm, which is set to hit the Gulf Coast on Monday.

The despicably dishonest Olbermann dragged in President Bush presenting a birthday cake to John McCain three years ago during Katrina, in his role as a journalist with integrity, to show that President Bush and Senator McCain partied while people died in New Orleans.  What both of these slugs didn’t mention that the cake was presented on a airport apron, between the President’s and McCain’s flights and meetings coordinating Katrina relief.

Listen as these two feed each other lines and cues, it’s a love-fest.