April 29, 2008

Obama: These Are My Deepest and Strongest-Felt Beliefs, Which, By the Way, a Robo-Poll I Ran Last Night Helped Me Determine
— Ace

Well, the word on the street is that Barack Obama did not repudiate or further "distance" himself from Wright (who, by the way, he cannot "distance" himself from) last night, but rather waited until today, because he was polling on whether he should make the move all night.

That's the word on the street.

The word from Mary Katharine Ham's dad confirms that, as he, a North Carolina resident, did receive just such a poll last night.

Interesting Theory... sort of crazy, actually, but not entirely.

Who pushed ABCNews the Wright story last May 13th?

Maybe Obama himself, who was blown away that the media had not shown any interest at all in one of his biggest vulnerabilities, and needed the story out there well before the general election, but after he had all but locked up the nomination.

Crazy idea. But who knows.

Posted by: Ace at 12:53 PM | Comments (44)
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1 Reasonable speculation but people on the inside say it wasn't their poll. http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0408/Polling_Rev_Wright.html > Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson says her campaign wasn't polling last night. > UPDATE: Obama spokesman Bill Burton says it's not their poll either. > *Also: The way the poll is described, it sounds unusually balanced for a campaign poll, and could well be a media poll.

Posted by: Arthur at April 29, 2008 01:09 PM (RtE8Y)

2 You know what?  I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that my diet of Fritos, pizza and Val U Rite has resulted in my having less that a perfect figure.  This is completely and totally unforeseen in any way!

Good heavens, can't Obama at least try to be a decent liar?

Posted by: alexthechick at April 29, 2008 01:16 PM (uGN3f)

3

Also: The way the poll is described, it sounds unusually balanced for a campaign poll, and could well be a media poll.

There's a difference between the media and the Obama campaign?  I thought they were pretty much the same entity with different titles.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 29, 2008 01:19 PM (plsiE)

4

You know what?  I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that my diet of Fritos, pizza and Val U Rite has resulted in my [alexthechick] having less than a perfect figure.  Posted by: alexthechick at April 29, 2008 06:16 PM (uGN3f)

We'll be the judges of that. 

Pics...  Artist's Impressions ... whatever you've got.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2008 01:19 PM (UeP9e)

5 "May 13"should be "March 13"

Posted by: buzz at April 29, 2008 01:21 PM (kwhut)

6 The problem with a "crazy idea" is that there are too many variables out of one's control and, therefore, too many ways it could blow up in your face. Occam's Razor, baby!

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at April 29, 2008 01:22 PM (d4ByQ)

7 He better hope there is no evidence that he took or listened to a poll.

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at April 29, 2008 01:22 PM (DR+pw)

8 Here's a palate refresher:  Link

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at April 29, 2008 01:25 PM (d4ByQ)

9 I just want to assure everybody that if there is a controversial opinion held by anyone who is controversial, well I disagree with that and the way they characterize me. I agree with all the most respected positions held by all the most respected people. Once I find some of them, and learn their talking points I will be available to respected members of media. I hope you can all respect that.

Posted by: Potosi Joel at April 29, 2008 01:54 PM (TPRbZ)

10 Isn't it just a gift from the Gods that the Rev. Wright seemed to give Obama this great seconds chance to have that conversation on race.

What BS !!

Frankly, the whole thing felt fishy from the beginning. Making it worse was the effort to blame Clinton for setting up the Nation Press Club affair where Wright could oh so well re-self destruct. But, of course, it would be topped off by Obama's attempt at a Sister Soulja Moment.

Only a political novice would ever believe that this was a coincidence. Even Karl Rove isn't this obvious.  Talk about ham-handed.

The whole thing is just too easy that it stinks to high heaven.

And, of course, it still doesn't explain why Obama sat in Trinity UCC for 20 years ?

Posted by: Neo at April 29, 2008 01:59 PM (Yozw9)

11

Modified Limited Hangout #2 ("I had no idea Rev. Wright was a crazy racist before now") - this one might actually work.

The problem is that Obama spent 20 years listening to Wright, so for him to be shocked, shocked! now means that he either has absolutely terrible judgement about people or he's kind of stupid.

Unfortunately both are disqualifying for the Presidency.

 

Posted by: Maetenloch (not a maniac) at April 29, 2008 02:05 PM (tZ4B9)

12

And Operation Chaos rolls right along.

I wish CINCUSOC would unleash Chaos on the Congressional races.

Posted by: Iblis at April 29, 2008 02:16 PM (9221z)

13 To repair this, the person Obama has to disown to be elected President is not Rev. Wright but his own younger self. He needs to make a speech like "I used to be a radical but I had kids and grew up....".

But he never admits to making mistakes. LOL

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at April 29, 2008 02:18 PM (gIga4)

14 Don't know if anybody noticed, but Obama uses the SAME logic Wright did in his recent speech.

Wright: African-Americans are genetically different and their attitudes, thinking is based on that fact.

Obama: I'm the only one who knows how to bridge the race divide because I'm genetically half-white, half-black. My attitudes and thinking are shaped by that fact.

Mwahahahahaha

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at April 29, 2008 02:24 PM (gIga4)

15 Don't know if anybody noticed, but Obama uses the SAME logic Wright did in his recent speech. Wright: African-Americans are genetically different and their attitudes, thinking is based on that fact. Obama: I'm the only one who knows how to bridge the race divide because I'm genetically half-white, half-black. My attitudes and thinking are shaped by that fact. Mwahahahahaha That is precisely the point. 1. They do think alike 2. Stupidity is contagious. It doesn't matter which one of them is the original vector, both need to be shit-canned.

Posted by: Potosi Joel at April 29, 2008 02:28 PM (TPRbZ)

16

Obama: I'm the only one who knows how to bridge the race divide because I'm genetically half-white, half-black. My attitudes and thinking are shaped by that fact.

And I, for one, welcome our new hybrid overlord!

Posted by: Maetenloch (not a maniac) at April 29, 2008 02:31 PM (tZ4B9)

17 Obama is a politically dead man walking for the general.

His Anti-Americanism won't blow over, and he will go the way of Kerry.

Just because the media wants to forget about, doesn't mean everyone else will.

Posted by: Stormy70 at April 29, 2008 02:33 PM (Y+o71)

18

His Anti-Americanism won't blow over, and he will go the way of Kerry.

I want to believe, but then Kerry still got 48% of the vote and he was a truly awful candidate.

Posted by: Maetenloch (not a maniac) at April 29, 2008 02:37 PM (tZ4B9)

19

Hahhahaha somebody already updated the Wikipedia page about Sistah Souljah to include Barack Obama.....Now who could that be?

 

Rove you magnificent bastard.

Posted by: LiveFromFortLivingRoom at April 29, 2008 02:45 PM (f484Q)

20 Potosi Joel -

Agreed. The only difference now is that Wright has revealed the same logical basis in a way that should be inescapable for even the dullest pundit to notice.

Its a drum to beat on, anyway.

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at April 29, 2008 02:48 PM (gIga4)

21

Someone sure as shit pushed that story.

I thought it was mighty peculiar that all of a sudden we're back to this fucking idiot Wright.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller at April 29, 2008 02:57 PM (vFeQi)

22 means that he either has absolutely terrible judgement about people or he's kind of stupid.

Unfortunately both are disqualifying for the Presidency.

Why? After all, they worked for Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2008 03:04 PM (Ds4I5)

23 FYI, the poll to "Mary Katharine Ham's dad" was not a robo-poll, it was a live person.

Posted by: erik at April 29, 2008 03:16 PM (hblvb)

24

Okay, I'm sitting here in Detroit airport watching the news....where the hell did they get all of these black pundits and newscasters??? 

Where did they get all of these black pundits and newscasters who are discussing Obama?  Are white people genetically unale to talk about this story without having a black co-newscaster to "balance them out?"

Posted by: wiserbud at April 29, 2008 03:19 PM (SQux7)

25

Did Matthew Modine just drop the N WORD on O'Reilly?

Jeesh...liberals are nuts.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller at April 29, 2008 03:26 PM (vFeQi)

26 Are white people genetically unale

The Irish are genetically stout.

Posted by: Retired (Not Gay) at April 29, 2008 03:39 PM (kCch8)

27 But I thought he could no more disavow him than he could disavow the black community?

Posted by: irongrampa at April 29, 2008 04:15 PM (N4pK7)

28 RMS McCain is missing a possible answer to the instant 5,000 word speech. Obama's campaign would have had to prepare responses for all his weak spots a long time ago after doing background work. The black church thing was probably the first one to have a crafted response laid out, and logically if the playbook says,"Step 1. Make a speech," I'm sure the writers would have had to outline at least one coherent speech on the matter.

So the issue pops up, the writers call up the outline, add the recent items, and kick it out the door.

Posted by: adamthemad at April 29, 2008 04:16 PM (kIjlp)

29

I guess everyone has forgotten that before Hillary met up with Bill, she lived with her politically connected family in Chicago.  Now if the pot is being stirred up against an opponent from the Windy City, why would you look any further afield than Chicago itself? 

Here's what you need to remember:  The Clinton's will lose the debate, lose the post-debate, lose the social networking and still follow you out to your car and pierce your tires with an ice pick right in front of your face. 

 

 

 

Posted by: Jeremiah at April 29, 2008 06:14 PM (dUVGT)

30 Obama is no different then any other liberal demacrook

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at April 29, 2008 07:20 PM (RYz8s)

31 That's the word on the street.

Racist.

Posted by: Phinn at April 30, 2008 04:29 AM (NLtoU)

32

An Angry Obama Renounces Ties To His Ex-Pastor

That’s the headline of the NY Times print edition today.

 

Aaaaaaactually, he said:

 

“Whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this,” Mr. Obama said Tuesday.

 

Not, "has ended." The media are confusing the sound of their own pleas with Obama's voice.

 

Another thing…didn’t Wright say the same crap before, and Obama defended it or ignored it?

At a news conference here, Mr. Obama denounced remarks Mr. Wright made in a series of televised appearances over the last several days. In the appearances, Mr. Wright has suggested that the United States was attacked because it engaged in terrorism on other people and that the government was capable of having used the AIDS virus to commit genocide against minorities. His remarks also cast Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in a positive light.

 

Of course he did. This is awesome. By letting him off easy now, the MSM is just inviting the issue to be revisted later, in the General.

Posted by: CJ at April 30, 2008 04:31 AM (9KqcB)

33 In order to maintain properly New Testament form, it seems that Obama must deny Wright a third time before Wright can be properly crucified.
The cock is refusing to crow.

Posted by: Neo at April 30, 2008 04:33 AM (Yozw9)

34

He'll repudiate anybody he has to now that he can smell the nomination. But I guarantee you he's shocked that anybody finds his associations and beliefs controversial. In the collectivist crowd he has always run in, all this stuff--Ayers, Wright and the clinging yokels--is taken for granted.

One possible exception is the silly shit that circulates at street level, the government conspiracies with AIDS and drugs. But that serves the cause of collectivism so nobody laughs out loud at them.

Posted by: spongeworthy at April 30, 2008 04:46 AM (a00go)

35

But I guarantee you he's shocked that anybody finds his associations and beliefs controversial. In the collectivist crowd he has always run in, all this stuff--Ayers, Wright and the clinging yokels--is taken for granted.

And they've never had to answer for it. Remember, the media knew Wright was a nut, but until ACTUAL VIDEO surfaced they could ignore him. The Ayers story was broken by a web site.

Obama was playing by Old Media rules, which says there ARE NO left-wing extremists. 

We saw a crack in the Old Way when illegal immigrants marched under foreign flags making demands. No one in the MSM thought it was odd or worth noting. By the time New Media made its point, activists were hastily handing out crisp, never-before-displayed U.S. flags to the marchers.

So, Obama is surely confused. He made it this far hanging in the same extremist circles, with a popular pastor and a popular terrorist. He must be thinking, "WTF?"

Posted by: CJ at April 30, 2008 04:56 AM (9KqcB)

36 This post just got mentioned by name on Rush Limbaugh. Nice, Ace!.

Posted by: Cuffy Meigs at April 30, 2008 07:15 AM (JefgB)

37 Yeah, I figured that Rush reads this blog.


Posted by: Bart at April 30, 2008 07:16 AM (Ub6Jo)

38 Too bad Rush said it was "www.aceofspades.com".

Posted by: Ian S. at April 30, 2008 07:34 AM (pg/HS)

39 John 3:16

Posted by: that John 3:16 guy at April 30, 2008 08:36 AM (evdj2)

Posted by: 钢丝绳 at November 08, 2009 07:14 PM (SIx8Q)

Posted by: Zenerx at December 03, 2009 06:33 AM (P+wUx)

42 Great content, fair and easy to understand but might need Magic of Making Up.

Posted by: Magic of Making Up at April 03, 2011 02:05 PM (+sddq)

43 Don't know if anybody noticed, but Obama uses the SAME logic Wright did in his recent speech.

Wright: African-Americans are genetically different and their attitudes, thinking is based on that fact.

Obama: I'm the only one who knows how to bridge the race divide because I'm genetically half-white, half-black. My attitudes and thinking are shaped by that fact.

Mwahahahahaha


That is precisely the point.
1. They do think alike
2. Stupidity is contagious.
It doesn't matter which one of them is the original vector, both need to be shit-canned.

Posted by: Magic of Making Up at April 03, 2011 09:25 PM (3QKcU)

44 Go Obama! zach @ the magic of making up blog

Posted by: zach at June 07, 2011 09:44 AM (IZ/Y/)

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