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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:50 PM
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Would you like to hear what's really going on with Wright-Gate and why it helps Obama?
There is so much drama around this issue on all sides that we are losing all perspective. Everyone is - in camp Clinton and camp Obama alike. If we all could just take sixty seconds to take in several slow, deep breaths through the nose and slowly exhale out through the mouth.

Great. Now - let's do some political analysis like mature grown-ups, shall we? What I want to focus on is how the Wright thing effects the Obama campaign, and why its actually a positive for them. But first, I need to say this:

If you expect me, a long time radical leftist and well educated in American political history, to reject the content of Wrights statements (those that I have seen in the media to date) you're crazy. The same content has come from Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Howard Zinn and other brilliant radicals who additionally provide mountains of documentation, references, scholarly research and other historical evidence to substantiate their facts.

The problem for Obama is that Wright's delivery overshadows the content itself. And unfortunately, the real issue isn't about whether the specific statements are true or false / fair or unfair. The issue is that it creates a political perception problem. Obama has no "real" problem. But politics isn't reality-based. Obama has a perception problem thanks to the inflammatory style of Wrights rhetoric.

A quick one-paragraph side-note: The sad thing here is that I view statements by Ferraro as far, far worse than anything said by Wright. But that's not going to get any traction anywhere because he comes off far more un-hinged while speaking. So Ferraro basically gets away with worse behavior that was right in the middle and heart of the campaign, while months old comments already repudiated by a retiring preacher with no significant campaign role are dominating the news.

Now, the question is: How does the Wright perception problem really effect the Obama campaign?

The answer is, inside the Obama War Room they should be high-fiving themselves celebrating the fact that they have just been handed a huge, huge blessing. Sound strange? Consider this:

These Wright videos were going to come out at some point, and they were going to be used by Obama's enemies to manufacture a guilt-by-association perception problem. Unfortunately for the GOP, somebody pulled the trigger too soon (namely Sean Hannity). I would really like to give credit and link to another DUer thread which pointed out that the GOP wanted to save this for the general election, and was very unhappy that this story was being played out now in March. Thanks to the timing of this story, it breaks far, far too early to do the kind of damage the GOP would want it to do. Think about it:

Kerry's Swiftboating happened in August, leaving him very little time to do much about it before the Election. He should have done more, but still it happened right at the home stretch of the campaign race.

The American public have an incredibly short political attention span. By breaking this in March, and by having Obama immediately getting control of the story, it peaks way too early. Will GOP 527s try to use it in the general. Of course they will, which means if you know they are already going to do that, this is what you want to happen. You want all the shock and sensationalism dumped into the media as early as possible, giving you all the time in the world to dismiss it and downplay it. Obama has seven months between the breaking of this smear campaign against him and the general - and the one thing every poll consistently tells us - whether some like it or not - is that the more people hear Obama, the more they like him.

-- Even Clinton has to be disappointed with the timing. It happened too early. It helped detract away from the actual racism of Ferraro's multiple comments, but other than that - it was not close enough to the Pennsylvania Primary to be very effective.

Basically, Hannity and others stole all the GOP's thunder. People keep thinking that somehow Clinton's attacks on Obama are helping the GOP. They are not. It's not like the GOP are getting ideas from Clinton that they wouldn't have had other wise.

But instead, every single one of the GOPS best hits against Obama are being fired way too early When Obama gets hit with everything including the Kitchen Sink in March, and goes on to win the nomination anyway, the GOP is left with nothing sensational and a feeling of "well, now what?". It is so much better to get a preview of what they would have wanted to "shock" America with in August RIGHT NOW and respond to it and move on. It's one of the best gifts Obama could hope for.

Try to keep this in mind over the next few weeks.




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DemzRock Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:52 PM
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1. Well, I gotta admire optimism...
But this isn't over.

And there are other nasties in BO's closet.

But i will vote any Dem over McBush.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:53 PM
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2. It's not optimism, its just simple political analysis
Edited on Fri Mar-14-08 11:54 PM by Political Heretic
I didn't say "it was over." I said the timing is very helpful for Obama.

Of course, since you responded 60 seconds after I posed, you probably didn't ready it anyway, so no biggie.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:55 PM
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3. To me, this also should kill off the Obama is Muslim crap, since he's linked
to a Christian pastor.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:03 AM
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8. That guy is a Christian, using Gods name
in vain in the church "God damn the USA"? Believe me this isn't going to play good in those red states Obama was supposed to carry. He ain't got a snowballs chance in hell of carrying any Bible belt state in the GE now, I'm afraid you're just whistling past the grave yard if you think this is good.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:07 AM
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13. lol um... huh?
Pray to God to damn something isn't taking God's name in vain. My father is a pastor, and I grew up in the Red state bible belt churches you are pretending to know. That's not what taking God's name in vain is. That won't be why it won't play well.

And Obama wasn't going to carry bible belt red states in the first place.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:36 AM
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42. So it's alright to pray to God to damn the USA? So he
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:41 AM by doc03
is praying to God to damn himself, his own congregation, and you or is it just us rich white people? Oh, and Obama wasn't going to carry the red states in the first place, well excuse me, I thought that was his strong point that he could carry the Red states and Hillary couldn't.

On edit: I was taught that GD was using the lords name in vain. So now I can just substitute GD for every other word when I talk since I am not really using it in vain. Similar to the people that use the f word or mf every time they open their mouth.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:13 AM
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15. This plays better in the bible belt, I would say
The Jeremiad is a style of sermon popular there reminiscent of the old rants of the prophets against Israel. If you have had a religious education and spent some time in church, it strikes a chord of truth, whether the message is welcome or not. The "Left Behind" teachings of Le Hay have a closely related philosophy.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:18 AM
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16. you mean the way "god invented AIDS to punish gay people"?
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:25 AM
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41. No according to Rev. Wright rich white people
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 AM by doc03
invented aids to kill black people and apparently Obama believes that too since he attended his church for 20 years.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:51 PM
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57. if you listen
to his speeches, it sounds more like "God damned USA" and makes more sense in the context of the sentences. I think that one quote is more tolerable than the other. Can you guess which?

:shrug:

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Pavlovs DiOgie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:05 AM
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11. Bingo!
I was thinking the same thing!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:07 AM
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46. And, he is proven to be
"black enough". I always thought that was ridiculous, but it will not be an issue anymore.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:58 PM
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Just like McCain-humps-a-lobbyist-gate
It came out just after he'd locked up the nomination but far enough ahead of the general election that everyone would forget about it. And don't forget that it completely defuses the "Obama is a Muslim" whisper campaign.

I wouldn't be surprised if Obama put this story out himself,
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:04 AM
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10. That's a great point.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:05 AM
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12. And it gives Obama a chance to, yet again, show how cool he is under fire
yeah, dude totally put that out himself. :rofl:
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:07 AM
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14. No Shock Barack! No Drama Obama! :)
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:54 AM
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27. I've thought the same thing and...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 12:54 AM by George Oilwellian
have been wondering all day how the tapes surfaced in the first place. Obviously someone IN the church created them and I'm wondering who sold them to Fox. Was the GOP pwned? LOLOL
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:21 AM
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33. Uh, you can BUY those tapes on the TUCC website.
They're actually DVDs--Greatest HITS, as it were.

Or you could...it looks like they've taken all of these offerings down!! They're still "kind of" up there, with a price of zero dollars and zero cents....

http://www.tucc.org/store/index.cfm

Obama used to listen to Rev. Wright's tapes when he was at Harvard Law.

http://www.tucc.org/home.htm

You can watch the services live on the net.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:58 PM
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4. Add to that the fact that the Obama-is-a-muslim argument is blown away.
This will work to Obama's advantage, I am convinced.

Nice analysis.

-Laelth
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:59 PM
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6. Agreed - you sorta can't make both arguments at the same time
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:59 PM
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5. Even though us sickos are connected at the hip to these primaries much of america
is still politically sleeping until November. Fast forward to the 527 ad being aired to an unseeming public. No amount of vetting this thing right now is going to take the sting out of Rev. Wrong's crazy antics behind the pulpit. In the GE this will be considered shocking to say the least.

Keep that optimistic attitude, it looks great on you. I'm hoping this works out because, should Obama be our nominee, we don't want to lose to McCain.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:04 AM
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9. That's not accurate this year
There is more political attention this year, across all sectors, than any election year in recent memory. The more time you have with a story the more you can manage it. No one wants something like this to break against an opponent this early. TRUST ME. It helps tremendously.

Same is true with McCains fooling around with a Lobbyst story - that it came out so early was a complete GIFT from the so-called "liberal" NYT. A poster above me made that point.

What's more, McCain will have trouble attacking Obama for crazy comments of former pastors. Trotting out Falwell, Robertson and his most recent nutcase will be a pure delight.

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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:03 AM
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7. you're one of those wise guys. good post. rec'd. nt
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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:23 AM
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17. Last week 37% of registered voters correctly knew Obama was Christian. That won't be the case any
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:27 AM
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18. And that, my friend, is why
your signature pic rocks!
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:27 AM
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19. I'm a pessimist. I why can't they run commercials in october on this?
I think us dems are kinda screwed. Hillary has high negative and Baracks are climbing. I'm really scared the American people are dumb enough to vote in mccain.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:34 AM
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21. nonsense
I totally disagree. This is a change election. "us dems" will do just fine, thanks.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:37 AM
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23. It's all about framing. Framing is politics.
They will run ads around this in October. And ads about drug use or him being a Muslim, or terrorist, or whatever else. If it was Hillary it would be all the old Clinton attacks - which is my point exactly, they are OLD attacks. They don't carry as much sting when they aren't "breaking news" and once your political team has had a chance to frame the issue. Almost all political attacks have a limited life-span where they are really effective. After that, everyone's "heard them" and they lose interest.

So having seven months to frame the issue, and seven months to prepare your counter-offensive totally takes the biggest bite out of these sort of smears.

Democrats are going into the White House. The Economy, sad to say for the millions who will be effected, will pretty much guarantee that - short of an "allowed" terrorist attack on the US to try and scare people back into voting for a Bush Third Term via McCain.
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:33 AM
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20. THANK YOU for putting this into perspective. I've been saying to people I know that the timing helps
Obama. This was going to happen at some point, better it happen now. It also doesn't hurt that Obama had an excellent response.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:39 AM
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25. the timing was either very lucky or very shrewd.
Right now the MSM has time on their hands--what to do for all that time before PA?

And Obama isn't on the campaign trail and is rested and readily available for spots--like the first one on Countdown tonight. He'll probably do several more over the next few days. Everybody wants a piece of the story. It could well be all resolved by the beginning of next week.

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loveangelc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:35 AM
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22. idk, but I think obama the good thing about it coming out now on friday is that monday
the big story will be Spitzer's official resignation, since most of the media is in New York, that story may be what they feel is the most important.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:38 AM
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24. Friday is Throw Out the Trash Day -- no one pays attention on Friday.
So yeah, it was a good day to deal with the bulk of this.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:26 AM
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34. The big story will be St. Patty's Day, parades and puddles of green vomit.
The usual "Group X can't march" and then counter-protests by Group X...

If they can get any footage of Spitzer walking out with a cardboard box, that would be visually interesting. I imagine if there's a public swearing in of his successor that will make a good shot, too. But without images, that story is done, pretty much.
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:45 AM
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26. Do you happen to have a blog?
I was wondering if you plan on publishing this post on a blog? I know a few liberals who are going nuts over this issue. I tried to explain why this information coming out is a good thing but they will not listen. I think your post does an excellent job in putting this all in perspective. I thought about sending them over to DU to read for themselves but DU moves so fast and it can be a little overwhelming at times.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:55 AM
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28. I don't have a blog. :(
I may get one going again here in the future. But as of right now, no.
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:03 AM
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30. I'm sure this will be up on greatest page by tomorrow
I'll just direct them to DU's home page. I don't like linking post to other message boards. Thanks for the response. You writing is great.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:37 AM
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36. Start a journal and put this in your journal.
Then the above poster can give them the link to your journal.

It's like having a blog.

Great OP and thanks for the perspective. :hi:

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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:57 AM
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29. So, does this mean...
the Hillary supporters helped get the story out there? :rofl:
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:35 AM
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49. Doubt it
This seems to be Hannity trying to "scoop" his competition.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:03 AM
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31. If The Economy Continues Its FreeFall
No one will care about what a pastor said in a sermon. Bear Stearns is on the brink of extinction. Gas will be $4 a gallon by August. Food prices are soaring, and the stimulus is a joke.

If the American people vote to continue the same policies that have lead to disaster after disaster because of some pastor's sermon, then the nation is doomed.
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:15 AM
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32. Exactly :)
You hit the nail on the head, thank you. I've was talking to my husband earlier, and we agreed that this was way better coming out now, than in the General Election.

We also talked about it being so far out from PA, too. It works well for him that it comes out now, because it has time to get diffused.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:30 AM
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35. I hope Pastor Wright gets speaking
engagements all over the country!

K and R
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:05 AM
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37. you're gonna make yourself sick with all that spinning
yes INDEED
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DUyellow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:59 AM
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44. hold up
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:59 AM by landonb16
How many delegates has Obama lost because of this? NONE
How many votes has he lost to Clinton because of this? NONE
How many Super Delegates has he lost because of this? NONE
Is Obama still beating Clinton in every way? YES
Is Obama still going to be the Dem nom? YES
Is it better for this to come out now instead of a week before the November election? YES

The OP brings up good points that it is better now than later. Unless you want McCain as our next president, get in line.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:27 PM
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56. I will not "GET IN LINE"
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 03:31 PM by Skittles
I AM NOT A G.D. NON-THINKING, GOOSE-STEPPING ROBOTIC FREEPER
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DUyellow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:01 PM
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59. welcome to John McCain land than... LOL
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:02 PM by landonb16
Don't be a sucker
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:42 PM
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63. I may end up holding my nose and voting for a candidate who STINKS
but I will NEVER "get in line" - I AM NOT A SUCKER
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:47 AM
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38. The other blessing is that a HUGE shot was just sent to Leftists
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:48 AM by Catherina
that Obama may very well be the closet Leftist they've been waiting for. What they choose to do with it is up to them but many people who left the Democratic Party in disgust are going to be warming up to Obama even more.

Great post.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:58 AM
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39. Short answer: makes people aware that he goes to church, which never hurts.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:59 AM by AP
It's like complaining about what a guy's child does, when there's a huge value in people being aware that he has a family.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:58 AM
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40. You may have a point...but I'm beginning to think the MSM
won't let this die. These videos have likely scared the shit out of some higher ups in the MSM and Corporate America. Problem is, this could become really nasty for the MSM...there WILL be backlash if Obama is taken down because of this and somehow doesn't get the nomination. Every Black person in America will feel like Barack Obama was shafted from the nomination...and the worse part...because of something having to do with race. Think Jena 6, think Duke Lacrosse story...if Blacks feel like the nomination was taken from Obama due to racial reasons...there WILL BE CHAOS! You can bet your ass on that.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:15 AM
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48. Actually, I'm OK with the Superdelegates being a little afraid of a
big angry backlash, and thus throwing their support to him to placate the people. However Obama has to win, I'm fine with it.
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:50 AM
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43. "Error: You've already recommended that thread."...dammit! n/t
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:04 AM
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45. Great post. K&R.
I think this is the best analysis of this situation. It's going to be hard for Republicans when Hillary and the media have thrown everything they can at Obama and there's nothing left to be outraged about except which Inaugural Ball to be at.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:10 AM
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47. I'm trying to stay off DU until this Wright obsession is over, but I'm still
shaking my head over "nutty-preacher-man" even being an issue. When Obama actually does something WRONG, or UNETHICAL, wake me up.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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58. That's actually the ultimate remedy. There is only guilt by association. Which will fade quickly..
I think once this passes Obama may be stronger amongst democrats not weaker.
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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:53 AM
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50. Timing
Very good points. Hillary really is doing the GOP's work for them. but much too soon. Timing is everything.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:58 AM
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51. I have been thinking the same thing. nt
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:59 AM
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52. And according to Randi Rhodes, Hillary's worst stuff still hasn't come out yet. nt
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DUyellow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:14 AM
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62. really?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:00 PM
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53. No.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:02 PM
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54. I'm Still Not Sure He Can Get Anywhere Close To Being The Nominee Anymore.
He carries with him a HUGE risk now. It's one of those impacts we won't truly know for sure UNTIL the GE, and there are going to be many SD's and voters contemplating if his positives can still outweigh this recently acquired huge risk.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:21 PM
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55. good post!
Very worthwhile analysis.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:07 PM
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60. And the non-story dominates the headlines keeping Hillary out of sight, while Obama is seen as
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:10 PM by InAbLuEsTaTe
acting presidential.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:10 PM
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61. They can always come up with..
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 11:10 PM by zidzi
"Obama use to smoke!" in the GE. rezko and Wright are played out now and gerry ferraro peaked way too soon..too bad the kindergartengate was already a blowback for 'em 'cause they could hang on that hope.

Wouldn't it be nice if hilary had to start cleaning her own house instead of endless hand wringing about Obama's?
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