Obama: 7-11 Cups

September 28, 2008

This is getting wierd.


Obama’s Lipstick Remark: With Friends Like These

September 11, 2008

Do I believe that Obama was making a remark about Sarah Palin with the whole “Lipstick” thing? No. I don’t. BUT. It makes me uncomfortable when dudes like Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews come to Obama’s rescue and cry foul when the “sexism card” is being played. I think they’re using the opportunity to lambast the whole idea of “sexism” as opposed to being offended by Obama being called a sexist. Does that make sense?

Both O’Reilly and Matthews have had to defend themselves against charges of sexism. Matthews had to apologize on the air over a remark about Hillary. O’Reilly settled out of court from charges of sexual harassment. The Falafel thing.

So now is the perfect opportunity for these two assholes, not to defend Obama, but to defend themselves, and in their own overblown megalomaniacal minds, mankind itself, against the “Femi-Nazi’s” that are conspiring to emancipate the last of the real men, which Matthews and O’Reilly feel they are the leaders of.

Obama doesn’t need defenders from the likes of Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly.


Obama: On The Plus Side

September 10, 2008

Not all blogs on the left are freaking out about recent polls.

Including Oliver WillisRadicalRuss at Pam’s and ReaperObot0 at MYDD.


Obama on O’Reilly Part II

September 5, 2008

I can’t bring myself to actually listen to it. But what caught my attention was the staging of the interview, the location and shots.

They don’t give Obama a lot of “face time”. He gets a close up, but O’Reilly gets two close ups and the wide shot shows a full three quarter profile of O’Reilly while Obama barely gets a full side profile, we’re seeing a lot of the back of his head.

Compare Obama’s set up with what O’Reilly did with Bush, Hillary and McCain.

I don’t get the strategy of Obama going on O’Reilly. It’s got high ratings in the cable news network world, but it’s watched mostly by Archie Bunker types who will never vote for him.

Murdoch has been trying to get Obama to go on Fox for a while. When Obama met with Murchoch and Ailes, Obama told them why he wasn’t interested in going on FOX:

Obama lit into Ailes. He said that he didn’t want to waste his time talking to Ailes if Fox was just going to continue to abuse him and his wife, that Fox had relentlessly portrayed him as suspicious, foreign, fearsome—just short of a terrorist.

Ailes, unruffled, said it might not have been this way if Obama had more willingly come on the air instead of so often giving Fox the back of his hand.

According to John Amato at “Crooks and Liars” Obama’s concerns were well founded.

Bill attacks Obama with a mean spirited and nasty viciousness that he has never used against McCain, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the administration that he feels are in good standing. It was sickening to watch him interrupt Obama with a scowl on his face every time Barack tries to finish a point he was trying to make.

After the segment was over—he had a little nasty grin on his face as he berated Jane Hall when she tried to analyze Bill’s question about if she bought the idea that Obama was a terror warrior.

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After he cut off Hall and tried to embarrass her, he moved over to winger Monica Crowley and asked is she thought Obama was a terror warrior and the Republican shill gave Bill the answer he wanted. She said “no ” and O’Reilly laughing approved.

Why didn’t Bill straight up ask if Obama was a terrorist? Note to Obama: Stay away from Fox. They’re scum.


Obama Supporters Are ILLogical

September 4, 2008

BDT came back from his self-imposed sabbatical to make a post on Talk Left.

It seems clear today that the some of Left blogs and other Obama supporters have proven again to be Barack Obama’s worst enemies. The Obama campaign spent the last week trying to drive the conversation back to McCain as Bush’s Third Term. The Left blogs would have none of it, nor would the Media, especially the Obama News Network, NBC.

He promised not to make another post about the election… then he made another post, which wasn’t really a post but “an open thread”. He did however join in on the comments involving his post to explain why he posted when he said he wasn’t going to.

I write this post because I think it is a fairly original thought that I have not read elsewhere.

I do not expect to write any more posts this week.

He then made another post called “Thursday Open Thread 2”. Which isn’t a post but an “open thread”.

Regarding my earlier post on the Palin speech, some interesting focus group findings from Greenberg Quinlan:

Posts and comments both end up on the Internet and involve text and personal opinions, but “open threads” aren’t posts, so they don’t count. Anyway, the comments section got somewhat heated. Trying to put a face to BDT and the commenters, I could only think of a couple of retro TV icons.

What was weird was how BDT slammed Jeralyn, who hosts Talk Left. BDT is merely a guest blogger at her invitation. If he feels so badly about what he perceives as ugly behavior by left blogs and his host, then he should get his own blog.

It’s really easy BDT. You just sign up at Blogger or WordPress and awaaaaaay you go.


Does Sarah Palin Love America As Much As Michelle Obama?

September 4, 2008

Andrew Koppelman over at Balkinization makes a great point about Palin’s speech.

One of Sarah Palin’s most rapturously received lines in her speech to the Republican Convention last night was her declaration that her constituents “love their country in good times and bad, and they’re always proud of America.”

… obviously a riposte to Michelle Obama’s widely discussed statement last February…

.. Palin has suffered some pretty bad days over the revelation of her unmarried teenage daughter’s pregnancy, leading Obama to declare that: “I think people’s families are off-limits, and people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics.” Yet here Palin was, attacking Obama’s family. What are the ground rules here? It’s ok to attack your family but not mine?

Of course we know that she was referring to Michelle Obama, but we also know that she’s left herself plenty of wiggle room to deny it. What she can’t wiggle out from is her husband’s membership, and her support and endorsement, of the Alaska Independence Party, an organization that wants to secede from the Union.


Obama on O’Reilly?

September 3, 2008

Has Barack Obama teamed up with Rupert Murdoch?

The New York Times has reported that Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama, will make his first appearance on conservative, Bill O’Reilly’s, “The O’Reilly Factor” this Thursday.

When I saw that, I recalled a headline on Huffington about a secret meeting between Obama and Murdoch.

Just before the New York Democratic primary, when I [Michael Wolff] found myself undecided between Clinton and Obama, I said to Murdoch (a little flirtation, like a little gossip, softens him), “Rupert, I don’t know who to vote for—so I’m going to give you my vote. You choose.”

He [Murdoch} paused, considered, nodded his head slowly: “Obama—he’ll sell more papers.”

Obama, on the other hand, was snubbing Murdoch. Every time he reached out (Murdoch executives tried to get the Kennedys to help smooth the way to an introduction), nothing. The Fox stain was on Murdoch.

It wasn’t until early in the summer that Obama relented and a secret courtesy meeting was arranged. The meeting began with Murdoch sitting down, knee to knee with Obama, at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Then, after he said his piece, Murdoch switched places and let his special guest, Roger Ailes, sit knee to knee with Obama.

Obama lit into Ailes. He said that he didn’t want to waste his time talking to Ailes if Fox was just going to continue to abuse him and his wife, that Fox had relentlessly portrayed him as suspicious, foreign, fearsome—just short of a terrorist.

Ailes, unruffled, said it might not have been this way if Obama had more willingly come on the air instead of so often giving Fox the back of his hand.

A tentative truce, which may or may not have vast historical significance, was at that moment agreed upon.

If I’m Obama there’s now way I trust Murdoch and Ailes and go on O’Reilly’s show, even if promises are made to use kid gloves. No Way. And Turbocratic makes a good point:

This could cause potential problems for Obama if he commits some sort of gaffe, that takes the focus off of Palin and McCain, and shifts it back to him.

Things are going real shitty for the GOP. Why ruin it?