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Associated Press Begins the Mainstream Sliming of Barack Obama

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This is a taste of what he's in for from the mainstream press, which the Republicans say has a liberal bias, all the while it supports the Republican status quo.

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Obama May Face Grilling on Patriotism
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Feb 23, 12:00 PM (ET)

By NEDRA PICKLER

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.

Now Obama's wife, Michelle, has drawn their ire, too, for saying recently that she's really proud of her country for the first time in her adult life.

Conservative consultants say that combined, the cases could be an issue for Obama in the general election if he wins the nomination, especially as he runs against Vietnam war hero Sen. John McCain.

"The reason it hasn't been an issue so far is that we're still in the microcosm of the Democratic primary," said Republican consultant Roger Stone. "Many Americans will find the three things offensive. Barack Obama is out of the McGovern wing of the party, and he is part of the blame America first crowd."

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The rest of the disgusting article is at the link. There will be many more of these to come if Obama gets the nomination.
Obama May Face Grilling on Patriotism
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how dare they question the messiah? they will pay for their insolence! once the mighty bam bam has assumed the imperial throne willed to him by a benevolent allah, he will teach these fools the consequences of their folly!
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You've been sliming him since Iowa. You're ahead of the curve but far from mainstream.
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i am the mainstream! you people are the ones outside the mainstream and no amount of facts will change that!
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Next you will be saying is that Obama is a moderate. He is the most liberal Senator & more liberal (if possible) tha Teddy K. One columnist said he was 1 step away from being a socialist. If he wants to run for President, I hope he or his supporters do not think his rock star persona will carry him thru & no questions about his positions are to be allowed. It is politics which have become real dirty - on both sides

I kind of feel sorry for Hillary. Although I do not agree with her views, I feel sorry she may lose to someone who people know little about. How many people support Obama without knowing anything about his positions? How many people will support him no matter what his views are.

I hate to break the news to you but he is from the extreme liberal wing a/k/a/ Mc Govern wing of the party.


I am now waiting to hear Obama tell the story about what he felt like after he emerged from his 40 days in the desert.


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Roxy, you could have very easily substituted the word "Bush" in that second paragraph for "Obama" over the last eight years. The fact is, every politician has his/her share of ill-informed supporters.

Meanwhile, perhaps instead of regurgitating the Hannity line, you could offer some specifics of what precisely makes him "1 step away from being a socialists" besides the writings of an unnamed columnist. (Who was it? Joseph Farah?)
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Which is it? Does he miss too many votes or does he vote Liberal too often? Is he the do-nothing senator who doesn't take positions or is he left of Teddy Kennedy, leading us to socialiasm? Does he have no track record to speak of or a history of Left Wing legislating?

And honestly, if when he's elected he confiscates all private property and sells all humans under 14 to an alien planet for food, he'd STILL be a better president than Bush.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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A CNN Quickvote:

bam bam is a saint and the associated press is the devil

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How is this different from the tactics they used against John Kerry or even Bill the first time around?

They say this stuff about any and every Dem because they know they have to persuade people to vote against their own economic interests, so it takes something borderline ridiculous to catch those voters' attention.
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with all the damage bush has done to the republican party, they're going to have to try REALLY HARD this year to smear either obama or clinton, whoever gets the nomination, once the general election time comes...

thankfully i think bushy has done enough damage to help the dems win this one.
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no, bam bam and mishy are going to do all the work for us and come november people on the left will be asking again, "how did mccain win? no one i know voted for him?" fear and loathing on the campaign trail indeed.
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It's about time!
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Kristol's piece in the Times today was loaded with this "where's his flag?!" rant. The obligatory wearing o' the flag pin became synonymous with the 'with us or again us' 'be careful what you say' Fleisher at the helm of the press corps crap in post 9/11 paranoia. It has the same musty value as talking about Freedom Fries. (I'm waiting for Fox to condemn the Best Actress Oscars as The Left Coast awarding a soul-less frenchie playing a druggie.) Watching American's under 30 show up in droves to show support for an inspiring American is a scary demonstration of patriotism for the Fox News fascists. So they pull this flag pin bs outta the crapper and see if it sticks. It won't. +
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please, auggie, it's february. we're saving the best stuff for the fall. once y'all have decided on a nominee. sometime in september. i personally prefer the "use their own words against them" plan because between the two of them bam bam and mishy are their own worst enemies.
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It's not going to be done by Hillary and it's not going to be done by McCain. It's going to be done by independent operatives acting as the Swift Boat thugs did.

So there won't be a Karl Rove for Obama supporters to rail against. There won't even be a Swift Boat organization to battle. It will be a shadow effort, and the media, which used its "support" for Obama to destroy a second Clinton as they used all those bogus -Gates and Monica and impeachment to destroy the first Clinton, will assist the shadow operatives by publicizing its claims.

The goal of the operatives and the media will be the same: to put John McCain in the White House.

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I have never not put my hand over my heart during the national anthem. he explained why he didn't wear the pin, which really didn't fly with me, but what statement was he trying to make by not putting his hand over his heart during the anthem? My only thought is that he is not proud of America in the state it is in. But not putting his hand over his heart doesn't send out a good message in my opinion. and I hope that this doesn't become a "trend". Just some random thoughts.
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Anyone watch 60 Minutes tonight? Great piece on the Ohio primary where the about to be canned Paper Mill worker with a sick wife and a looming health care crisis said he won't vote for Obama because he's a Muslim who doesn't even know the words to the Star Spangeld Banner. When Steve Kroft said "But, you know, that's not true...you do know that's not true, right?" the guy shrugged and said "That's what I heard."
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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The Eventual Swift Boating of Barack Obama#17
Posted: 3/2/08 at 10:00pm
That's what I'm talking about. This is not a campaign being conducted by Hillary Clinton or John McCain.

It's about forces in this country telling lies to the people in America who WANT TO BELIEVE those lies, people who would deny being racist. This isn't even ABOUT racism.

This is something MUCH uglier.