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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:27 PM
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Finally, Obama faces tough questions from the press. Reacts with paranoia, walks out.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Led by the Chicago press corps that has covered Obama for years, the candidate today faced a barrage of questions in what turned out to be a contentious news conference.

Questions centered on why his campaign had denied that a meeting occurred between his chief economic advisor and Canadian officials as well as questions on his relationship with Tony Rezko, a Chicago land developer and fast food magnate, now on trial for corruption charges.

Obama claimed that when he had first denied the meeting between Austan Goolsbee and any members of the Canadian administration he provided "the information that had at the time."

He added, "Nobody reached out to the Canadians to try to reassure them. They reached out, unbeknownst to the rest of us; They reached out to Mr. Goolsbee, who provided them with a tangible conversation and repeated what we've said on the campaign trail."

When did the meeting take place? Why did the Canadian officials reach out? Did Goolsbee not come forward right away and admit the meeting to Campaign Manager David Plouffe and Obama when both denied it last week? These are questions that went unanswered as the press conference was cut short.

Much of the back and forth, though, between reporters and Obama was about his relationship with Tony Rezko, with reporters demanding to know why new details were emerging from the case though Obama and his staff had claimed they had been forthright with all the details.

Obama and Carol Marin, political editor at NBC5 in Chicago and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, tangled over how up front Obama had been about Rezko. Obama cut off her line of questioning, saying that Marin's questions were personally motivated.

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Toward the end of the press conference, the question of Goolsbee's meeting was raised again. Obama answered curtly and then walked out after a staffer called last question. The press erupted with shouts, but Obama continued to walk out.

He paused only to say, "Come on guys; I answered like eight questions. We're running late.


http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/03/726268.aspx


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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:28 PM
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1. He knows it's bullshit.
Maybe they'll ask real questions on real issues instead of BS political shots.
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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:29 PM
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4. Yeah, they have a real history of being issue driven.
:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:06 PM
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59. So, this is how he reacts under stress--would NOT want him answering the RED PHONE
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:35 PM
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95. "Stress"?
Haha....

1. Being asked stupid questions over and over again is NOT being "under stress"
2. It is NOT a "red phone"
3. Why didn't Hillary Clinton answer when Monica called?
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:02 PM
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266. Why didn't BILL HANG UP when Monica called....
...is the more appropriate question.

Hillary is not responsible for BILL's behavior. BILL is responsible for Bill's behavior.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #266
274. yes---and BO is responsible for his.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #266
275. Well....
1. Bill Clinton isn't running for President
2. Bill Clinton didn't run that commerical
3. If Mrs. Clinton can't control her own husband and life, how can she be expected to run the country?

Next?
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #275
292. You can't figure out a simple thing like posting once
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #275
300. BLUETOOTH Keyboard malfunction, sorry for the duplicate posts!!
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #275
304. If Hillary could control her own husband, then I would assume she had married a wimp...
and wasn't confident enough in her own self to marry someone who was equal to her. Had that been the case, I wouldn't expect her to be able to run the country.

FWIW, I don't like Hillary or Obama for president, but, as happens far to often, I'll hold my nose and vote for the Democratic nominee in November, which ever one it is.

3. If Mrs. Clinton can't control her own husband and life, how can she be expected to run the country?
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:57 PM
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323. NO ONE can CONTROL another person's behavior.
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 08:04 PM by Triana
The ONLY person's behavior Mrs. Clinton can or SHOULD be expected to control is HER OWN. Holding HER responsible for ANYONE else's behavior is both ignorant and grossly unfair.

It's a typical ABUSERS attitude.

EXAMPLE: Is a woman whose husband BEATS HER TO A PULP because she didn't fold a sheet correctly expected to CONTROL her husband's behavior? Is she RESPONSIBLE for his behavior?

NO!

SHE IS NOT.

She is ONLY responsible for her OWN behavior (ie: whether she stays around to put up with any more of that).

SHE CANNOT control HIM. PERIOD.

What an absolutely IGNORANT attitude that is for you to have. And furthermore, it hasn't jack SHIT to do with whether she can run a country or not. How utterly assinine of you to think it does.

BILL CLINTON is responsible for his behavior - NOT Hillary. And holding that ASSumption up as an EXCUSE that she isn't qualified to be President is just that - an EXCUSE. And an ignorant ABUSESR'S excuse to boot.

There may be OTHER reasons she is not qualified -- but THAT is not one of them.

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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 09:40 AM
Response to Reply #323
329. Excuse me?!!? Are you sure you are replying to ME? I was objecting to the idea
Edited on Wed Mar-05-08 09:42 AM by 1monster
that Hillary should be able to control her husband.

You seem to have the same idea. So why is my objection IGNORANT?


I'm so damned sick of the unwarranted attacks on this forum that I'm ready to delete it from my DU experience.


Buy your own self a clue. I'm sure you can find them at Dollar Tree in the Four-Pack Clues for a dollar. And sometimes you find things Made In The USA at Dollar Tree.

edit: typo
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:02 PM
Response to Reply #266
288. Not really....
1. Bill Clinton is NOT running for President
2. Bill Clinton did NOT run that commercial
3. If Hillary Clinton can't even control her own husband, how can she be expected to control a country of 300M people?
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:02 PM
Response to Reply #266
289. Not really....
1. Bill Clinton is NOT running for President
2. Bill Clinton did NOT run that commercial
3. If Hillary Clinton can't even control her own husband, how can she be expected to control a country of 300M people?
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #95
291. Woman hating question
Why blame Hillary for Bill having problems?
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #291
301. Why blame Obama for redundant, irrelevant questions?
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:45 PM
Response to Reply #291
327. Thank you - it's ALWAYS the womans' fault...
..no matter what the husband/father/son - whoever does, the woman is to blame (as IF she could ever control anyone else's behavior - and any sane person won't even try - she'd concentrate instead on her own).

NEWSFLASH: NO ONE CAN CONTROL SOMEONE ELSE'S BEHAVIOR. Expecting them to (or to even try) is ignorant. One can protect themselves and others from the behavior of another (by putting in place severe consequences for it or setting boundaries) but they ultimately cannot CHANGE or control someone else's behavior.

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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:42 AM
Response to Reply #59
193. The Red Phone
Does not even exist. It rusted away... they didn't replace it.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #59
287. No... You want him to take calls from telemarketers....

Dance, Barack, dance.

Gee, too bad he didn't feel like dancing.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:14 PM
Response to Reply #59
315. There is no red phone, that's like saying "if you oppose..."
(fill in the blank with some sort of insanity chucklenuts has pushed through in the past 7 years)

...you support the terrorists."

It is an overly simplistic and irrational way of looking at things intended to divide and get fear to override critical thinking.

I guess the HRC commercial is working after all.
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hamnose Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 03:22 AM
Response to Reply #59
328. At least he didn't cry
He handles himself really well, really well. And that was a lot of crap being thrown at him. I'd love to see Hilary Billary in a situation like that. As a matter of fact I have never seen her in anything but a staged event. Has anybody ever seen her in a situation calling for spontaneity like what we have just seen with Obama?
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:28 PM
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68. He's PISSED that his HONEYMOON is over. Doesn't know how to HANDLE IT.
Now that they're asking a few REAL questions.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #68
97. The honeymoon isn't over - it won't start until about 10 PM tomorrow night!
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #97
106. yeah, with Hillary!
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:39 AM
Response to Reply #106
203. ??
:yoiks:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:26 AM
Response to Reply #203
235. The press honeymoon starts with Hillary at 10:00pm Tuesday
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 11:26 AM by barb162
when she wins today's primaries.
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #235
318. Looks like it might be starting early. Be prepared for a wailing and gnashing of teeth!
Obama supporters are going to fall pretty hard tonight.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #68
104. BINGO!
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:43 AM
Response to Reply #68
197. He reacted like a
Bush.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:46 AM
Response to Reply #197
214. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #1
103. Looks like Nafta-Gate to me. And end of press honeymoon.
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 11:02 PM by barb162
Gee, that's really sad. Sad, I tell you.
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CaliforniaDreaming Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:18 AM
Response to Reply #1
177. The press HATES Obama. They love Hillary.
Otherwise they would be focusing on Bill jumping in bed with the dictator of Kazakhstan and Hillary's tax returns and Hillary's White House papers and Hillary issuing the same reassurance to Canada and Hillary's campaign manager being an unethical union buster who works side by side with McCain's campaign manager. The list goes on and on and on.

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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:53 AM
Response to Reply #177
219. that may be so but,
I saw part of the Obama interview. When he answered one of the questions with his usual this ain't nothing attitude, and saw these reporters weren't going to swallow the charisma, you could see the fear in his eyes.

Deer In The Headlights.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #177
234. The press has been giving Obama a free ride until yesterday.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #234
302. You are correct. This morning on MSNBC, Bill Schieder and Tucker both said the
media were gaga over Obama and they discussed BO walking out on the press. I think it was a good thing that HC stirred some shit, so we could actually see how BO would react to real questions from the press.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #177
249. That is complete and utter bull shit.
The press has been after Hillary because she doesn't have a penis. The men and women of the press love penises. The women there are self serving stepford wives and the men are scared that it will become evident that women can do a better job.
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pollo poco Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:02 PM
Response to Reply #249
320. Thank you
I'm not fond of Hillary as a candidate, but the sexism stinks. And, Obama doesn't have to play "the gender card"- the press, and the electorate, share the same perspective about gender discrimination that fish have about water. The contempt of women is completely invisible. Actually, kind of funny, don't you think? Really, one of the brighter parts of the day. Did you hear the one about the woman who...ha, ha, ha, :headbang:sorry I just can't help it...:applause: :applause: God that's so funny I just can't even finish it. :rofl: But, just kidding, you know what I mean. These light moments really cheer me up! :toast:

This bias is invisible because everyone knows that men are awesome. I mean, really, REALLY awesome. :headbang: And women are...the opposite. Definitely not awesome, that's for sure. Ask anybody...:patriot: :patriot: :patriot:

Earlier in the campaign I remember the question being asked over and over- is America ready for a woman president? If America was really a land of equal opportunity, a woman wouldn't have to have been married to a president to get on the ballot.

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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #177
294. You are dreaming
and reading way to much Drudge. It just amazes me how all these so called progressives are resorting to Drudge claims about Hillary yet bristle when Barack is asked even simple and extremely obvious questions. If the can't handle the mild heat from Clintons, what in the world is he going to do when the right wing attack machine really ramps it up - run away and hide again? It won't work to his advantage and will ensure another 8 years of Repugs. Thanks loads for helping to continue the destruction of [email protected]!
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #1
264. Once he's the nominee...
get ready more shit to hit the fan...Hope he can handle the deluge...the "Liberal" media is gonna eat him alive....
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #1
265. do you not think that NAFTA on wish he likes to slamn hillary as hard as he can is a real issue
question?

And, do you not think that whatever his association with this Rezko guy is, is a real issue question which goes to the character of this BO guy?

Isn't character, the character of someone running for the presidency a real issue question?

You know Hillary has real character.

Are you fearful that BO many not come up with too much character if people start digging up into his "character" question?
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #1
308. Is the NAFTA issue bullshit?
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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:29 PM
Response to Original message
2. "Come on guys; I answered like eight questions. We're running late.
Is he for real?
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :argh:
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #2
24. I hear he's running for president or something.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:20 PM
Response to Reply #24
122. Yeah, but he's the messiah and nobody is supposed to ask questions.
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #122
123. Except the eight he had time for.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:42 PM
Response to Reply #123
129. Yep, he struck out today but good. Not ready for prime time. n/t
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #129
157. Your mischaracterizations only make him grow stronger.
:rofl:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #157
237. What mischaracterizations? None. He won't answer questions.
What's he hiding?
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:40 PM
Response to Reply #237
260. Except for the eight questions he did answer
you're absolutely right.
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:47 PM
Response to Reply #2
33. He gave the press more time than the committee on Afghanistan and NATO
and we have troops fighting a war there, one he considers to be the most important.

So the press got 8 questions, piss off the press will ya?


Never piss off anyone who buys ink by the drum.
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:59 PM
Response to Reply #33
138. Damn. That is one BEAUTIFUL burn. I'm probably going to have to lift it.
:yourock:
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:16 AM
Response to Reply #138
160. His committee didn't oversee Afghanistan.
Otherwise it's spot on, I guess. :shrug:
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:20 AM
Response to Reply #160
183. Great, then you can tell us which committee it was of his that had no meetings
and tell us why. We're all waiting on hooks here for your response.
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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:23 AM
Response to Reply #183
192. I'll try
He has the sub commitee on Europe.

Kerry and Biden runs the NE Asia commitees that handles Afghanistan.

The only real connection there is that NATO is under the Europe commitee - but they were present in the NE Asia meetings for the purpose of Afghanistan.

Its a severe misrepresentation of his duties and responsibilities, as far as I can tell.

Now, why his committee had no meetings (I have only heard that they had no meeting on Afghanistan, but it might be no meetings at all, so I won't contest that), I have no idea. I am not sure what requirements there is for such meetings.

But, you can get off the hook now, I think.
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:33 AM
Response to Reply #138
227. Go for it! here is the link with O saying he didn't have time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-BWuOE24sU


He didn't deny the committee had oversight on Afghanistan


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FedUp_Queer Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:03 AM
Response to Reply #33
172. I've been wondering...
If the hearing thing is such an issue, why bring it up now? And...why do two members of the main Senate Foreign Relations Committee support Obama (Dodd and Kerry), and Dodd is a member of the Subcommittee? I get so sick and tired of you two sides here. The utter arrogance that Hillary and her supporters have shown from day one is just astounding to me. The disdain with which the Obama people hold her. Damn...shame on you both!!!
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #33
269. Most intelligent assessment yet.
:thumbsup:

I love this line...
"Never piss off anyone who buys ink by the drum."

A remarkable remark. :yourock:
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #2
93. You'll find out about 10 PM tomorrow night - he IS for real!!!
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RememberWellstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #2
100. Heat + Politics = Kitchen
President is pretty big, I hear.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #100
317. Is that why the Clinton campaign is "throwing the kitchen sink" at Obama (self-admitted!)??
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:44 PM
Response to Reply #2
107. Maybe they were supposed to bow down to him at that point . n/t
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:52 AM
Response to Reply #2
217. Sadly, he is not for real.
And we are going to find this out hopefully before he is the nominee.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #2
284. That would be the line that stuck out
for me. Hell I haven't even chosen one of the two to support yet. (My primary is over and my candidate is out.) I can just see him as Pres. on a overseas trip, tired of questions and coming up with that line.

He does need to answer the Rezko questions fully now before some repukes start spending millions to get to the bottom of it.




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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #2
295. Saints don't have to answer questions, didn't you know that?
sarcasm intended
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:29 PM
Response to Original message
3. Did he wave a flyer around and say "SHAME ON YOU, Carol Marin"?
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:29 PM
Response to Original message
5. Gee, he doesn't like being asked questions.Just like Bush.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #5
20. Those were my thoughts exactly!
After 8 years I guess we know how to spot the phonies now.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #20
87. Bingo.....
well at least some of us.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:00 PM
Response to Reply #5
49. Yeah, they were "hard questions" too. Worrisome.
As though he didn't know the Rezko ones would be coming? :rofl:
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:40 PM
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74. He better get use to it.
If he becomes the nominee.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:24 PM
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85. It's true. He doesn't.
Mr. Accommodation likes it smooth and easy.
He doesn't take questions.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:33 PM
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94. He doesn't mind being asked questions, just not STUPID questions!!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:42 PM
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105. A President is not to decide which kind of questions are "STUPID".
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:38 AM
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202. Psssttt....he's NOT president.....yet!
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:31 AM
Response to Reply #94
239. What's stupid about asking what Obama gave to Rezko in return
for Rezko buying the $300,000 parcel of land next door to the Obama mansion. DO you have friends who just donate 300,000 to you when you buy a house?
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #94
296. He'll only take questions
that have nothing to do with him or specifics. Hmm, does sound exactly like shrub, doesn't it?

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #94
310. Is asking what Austin Goulsbee is doing hanging around the Obama camp a stupid question?
I don't think so, unless Obama refuses to come out and say
"I PROMISE NAFTA will be renegotiated, regardless of what
my economic advisors or the media think about free trade."

Or are core Obama supporters yuppie free traders?
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ProgressIn2008 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:56 AM
Response to Reply #5
154. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought, "my, how Bush-like". nt
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:44 AM
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245. Great. Bush-like tantrums at being questioned, Bush-like overzealous supporters.
This will be a huge change, I can see it now.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:13 AM
Response to Reply #5
176. And there's people who come after us Edwards folks for our votes
Why would I vote for someone who is acting a lot like what we've had for the past eight years?
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:33 AM
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240. My first thought as well. Scary.
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qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #5
312. just curious
how many questions should he answer before its considered enough?

10? 50? 100? Until there are no more?

How long should he stay to answer questions?

10 minutes? 30? Until there are no more?

It would be one thing if he answered no questions, or wouldn't not answer at all on Rezko, but my understanding is he both answered questions and answered at least one on Rezko.

But you tell me, what's the magic number for how many questions you have to answer before you aren't labeled as "running" when you say you have to go.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:30 PM
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6. The Young Prince...
he is so out of his league.:rofl:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #6
22. You are correct He is in the NFL and she is still community college
Laugh all you want 11 straight victories, un no excuse me 11 straight landslide victories has put him in a much higher league


1) more votes
2) more states
3) more money raisded
4) more donations
5) more delegates
6) more dem govenors endorsements
7) more dem senator endorsements

just exactly where is it that Hillary has out performed him?
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superkia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #22
57. Her friends have more money and power.NT
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aman12 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:50 PM
Response to Reply #6
37. Obamamania
Yes he is out of his league. His supporters will regret nominating him because the Right Wing wackos will never let Obama be the President. Nominating him is the best that can happen to McCain.Somehow his supporters are mesmerized by his eloquence,but that is not enough to being an effective President.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:37 PM
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99. Jesus How Could I Be So Confused?
Thank you poster with THREE whole posts! I am sure to take your advice. :silly:
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f the letter Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:50 AM
Response to Reply #99
151. i disagree with the poster too,
but there's no reason to discourage new DU members. let's stick to the arguments
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:11 PM
Original message
Three posts can be more intelligent that 1,000+
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:10 PM
Response to Reply #37
118. welcome to DU
I don't think he's eloquent. Saying a million times he wants unity and change won't make it happen and it's not eloquence. He can chant back and forth with his supporters all he wants. It's funny how a few tough questions had him hightailing it out of that room.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:34 AM
Response to Reply #37
191. Welcome to DU!
Everyone of us had three posts at one time, except for those who left at one or two. You joined at a very "passionate" time, so expect some counter-rhetoric. But DU is great - stay with us!

:hi:
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:30 PM
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7. Oh my!
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:31 PM
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8. the press doesn't like it when their prey gets angry and flustered
they smell blood and double their efforts.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:31 PM
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9. Hillary is stretching. It's making a mountain out of a molehill.
Did Obama attend the meeting? NO. It was an advisor.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #9
61. GEE whiz---mr. BO is a little ticked today. toooooo bad......
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CatnHat Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:01 AM
Response to Reply #9
155. It's more than just Hillary
both stories have grown legs with the press. His pal Rezko, which he refuses to talk about, and Nafta which he and advisor totally refuse to come clean. When will Obama supporters realize that they are being duped. If you want to blame anyone, blame your candidate, he is the one involved in both these messes. Try putting the blame where it belongs. Obama is a fake.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:35 AM
Response to Reply #9
241.  When I need Obama's team contacting foreign governments,
I'll let them know. Until then, they have no business doing what they did and denying it to high heaven. Looks like Obama doesn't have his campaign under control.
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plantwomyn Donating Member (779 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #9
278. So his adviser doesn't speak for him?
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 01:53 PM by plantwomyn
"It wasn't me, it's one of my supporters ". Doesn't seem like the Canadians were aware of that to me.
When will Obama be held responsible for his advisers? When they REPRESENT of OUR government? SCARY!

And let me add this quote from Obama himself.

"Nobody reached out to the Canadians to try to reassure them. They reached out, unbeknownst to the rest of us; They reached out to Mr. Goolsbee, who provided them with a tangible conversation and repeated what we've said on the campaign trail."
..................."unbeknownst to the rest of us"......................
:wtf: does that mean? What didn't who know?
Obama nor his campaign knew his adviser was speaking to a FORIEGN CONSULATE?
Obama nor his campaign knew that a FORIEGN CONSULATE reached out to Mr. Goolsbee?
Which one of these makes you feel confident in Obama's FOREIGN POLICY?

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sueragingroz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:31 PM
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10. Like I think you need to like.... TELL THE TRUTH about NAFTA!
Here's a lolly:



ok maybe I'm getting carried away..

but what goes around comes around!!!

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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:32 PM
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11. Wow talk about not being able to keep your cool under pressure!
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JKaiser Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:32 PM
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12. He obviously cannot handle tough questions.. I don't want him to be the nominee
He will lose!
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #12
109. All he wanted to do was get out of there. First time he ever got roughed up
by reporters and he didn't like it one bit. The charming smile didn't work this time. He will lose.
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:02 AM
Response to Reply #12
184. So you all are saying this is the first tough question he has been asked? And it is by definition
tough because he left after eight questions?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:32 PM
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13. He answered the question 8 times and then walked out?
:wtf:
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:33 PM
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14. Repeat after me: "No Frustration Tolerance."
Obama and his organization will break down if he does not win big tomorrow night.

Hillary can take the pressure and the heat.

Can Obama?

--p!
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:28 PM
Response to Reply #14
69. Obama has been babied far too long..
He's lived in an insulated bubble with his handlers Teddy and Kerry running interference for him. When Obama comes upon an unscripted moment, as when facing a tough round of questions from reporters. Obama falls apart like a prom queen winning second place and watching the crown bypass her to the 1st Place winner. And being the poor example of a presidential candidate...True to form. he stomps out of the room moaning and groaning like the spoiled child that he is.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #14
112.  No he can't. Today was a good demonstration of that.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:34 PM
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15. Hillary made him walk out. Blame Hillary for this one, too.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #15
55. No, It was Bill's fault.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #55
63. D'OH! Stupid Clenis.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #55
102. No, Chelsea made him do it. She whapped him over the head with a hedge fund.
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:43 AM
Response to Reply #15
244. His halo was dimming fast right before their very eyes.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:34 PM
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16. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:34 PM
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17. where is the paranoia
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:15 AM
Response to Reply #17
201. I was wondering that myself. n/t
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #17
229. In their minds.
They're projecting.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:36 PM
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18. Class is over and there's a test tomorrow.
Duty called. :shrug:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:37 PM
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19. Hi Maddy
Thanks for posting. Hows your weather tonight? I'm tracking and its all heading north of us but I hope not toward you.

I'm just imagining Obama attempting to stay afloat against the oncoming right wing swiftboating of him if he is the nominee. It will be incredibly ugly.

Hope mother nature is kind to you this evening.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #19
30. 3 tornado warnings already! My internet service is in and out.
We had a tornado pass within a couple of miles of my house! Supposedly did some pretty extreme damage west of here. Highways closed, several houses destroyed.

I hope you're ok! :hug:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #30
58. Maddy, you and BOSS hang in there.
We've got a deluge happening here in Madison; power was out for a while. Y'all be safe now, y'hear?

Bake
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #58
80. Y'all are under a tornado warning right now!
BE CAREFUL! Stay safe!

:hug:
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #30
84. The weather is that bad in MS???
Here in Jersey we had a nice day. I hope that you're all well and that it passes over fast.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:16 AM
Response to Reply #84
147. Hi, bea!
It's gone now--we're all safe and sound. But it's moving through east MS and AL now....numerous tornado touchdowns today and tonight...no reports yet of how bad it is.

I'd loved to have had a sunny day. :)
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:15 AM
Response to Reply #147
159. Hi Maddie, I'm glad that you're alright.
We are supposed to get a lot of rain in a day or two. So, I guess that we're getting your storm. Luckily, it'll be too warm (high 40s & low 50s) for it to become snow.

Take care!!!


:hi:
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #30
91. Oh my gosh.....
please be vigilant. I hate tornadoes and have been close to a few and I don't ever want to be any closer.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:17 AM
Response to Reply #91
148. It's almost a spring ritual here.
Pushing my kid into the closet and throwing couch cushions on top of him. He loves that. :D

:hi:
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:03 AM
Response to Reply #19
231. How did you make out last night?
We had quite a light show here. We have a new pond in the front yard, but it's been worse. At least we didn't lose power.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:37 PM
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21. Goolsbee needs to go.
Jettison the EA, Barack.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:39 PM
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23. Presidential material?
I think not. He apparently cannot handle the pressure.
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aman12 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #23
39. Obama
Presidential material? My foot.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:54 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. Agreed. I might vote for your foot.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:55 PM
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43. 3 am...
just sayin...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:41 PM
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25. didn't 'walk out'
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Levgreee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:41 PM
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26. Nice how you "snip" the part where Obama explains... very conniving and biased on your part
Obama and Carol Marin, political editor at NBC5 in Chicago and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, tangled over how up front Obama had been about Rezko. Obama cut off her line of questioning, saying that Marin's questions were personally motivated.

"Carol, can I just say I have to really dispute this, Obama said. It is true that you wanted an individual sit down, but I don't think that's fair to speak for the entire Chicago press corps because on this -- Let me finish," he interjected as she tried to interrupt.

Before you were reporting on these issues I had an avail, Obama said, pointing to members of the Chicago press corps who were present, where I literally stood there and took every question people could think of."

Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times then jumped in and told Obama that he may have answered questions for the Chicago press, but many other reporters hadn't had a chance to hear him on the issue.

"I just want to make that point an issue," Obama said. "You may still have questions, which I'm happy to answer, but I don't think it's fair to suggest somehow that we've been trying to hide the ball on this. There have been more attacks. There have been several hundred stories written on this issue. The fact of the matter remains unchallenged."
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:43 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. Wow, there is context after all
Selective editing... it's enough to make one paranoid :crazy:
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WVRevy Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #26
31. lol...BUSTED!!!
Gee...why am I NOT surprised that Clinton supporters would LIE about what was said?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:01 PM
Response to Reply #31
51. Some of the BO fans at that link seem more
intelligent than the ones here at DU. We must have the repugnant and raygun dems here....not known for being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #26
32. If people are too stupid to click the link...
that's not my problem.
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WVRevy Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:49 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. Suuuure....
...That "snip" wasn't strategically placed to make it look like he avoided the question or anything.

:sarcasm:
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:37 PM
Response to Reply #32
73. If Shillbots are too dishonest to provide the proper context...
That's not Obama's problem.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #73
98. If you think that this impending storm is not an Obama problem...
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 10:37 PM by Maddy McCall
then you're not very politically saavy.
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:11 AM
Response to Reply #32
185. That does not excuse your intentional mischaracterization and ensuing claim that Obama is not presid
ential material.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #26
72. Wow, Shillbots taking quotes out of context again? Who would've thought?
:sarcasm:
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #72
254. they're too stupid to provide proper context..
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #26
144. Sounds to me like
he dealt with that quite well. Dare I say Presidential?
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:14 AM
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146. Obama has never answered the questions. quote and link
Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote in her blog that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has never sat down with reporters who are the most familiar with the case of indicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko to answer questions. Obama spokesman David Axelrod told George Stephanopoulos in his March 2, 2008, interview on ABC's "This Week" that that was not true.

However, Susan UnPC checked in with three Sun-Times reportersTim Novak, Chris Fusco, and Dave McKinney, who, by the way, are all covering Obama and Rezkoand they backed up Sweet's story.


http://rezkowatch.blogspot.com/


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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:13 AM
Response to Reply #146
186. It sounds like the paper wants an exclusive story.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:23 AM
Response to Reply #26
149. Thanks for the missing text.
As in RW radio, many things get snipped selectively, and then repeated in misleading ways ad nauseum....with some fair context one finds that people (Hillary and Barack included) are not as unbalanced and unreasonable as they can be made to appear.
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:44 PM
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28. There's more of this to come, especially if he gets the nomination.
He didn't handle this very well.

If there's dirt on him, it needs to come out now rather than after he's the nominee.
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:44 PM
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29. walk out on the Press, nice, nothing to hide there, eh?
no wonder he wanted limited national press coverage...hope to see this covered tonight
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WVRevy Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:47 PM
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34. lol...Try READING THE ARTICLE
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 07:48 PM by WVRevy
Why not actually read the full article instead of the partisan hackery represented in the OP?

Nah...why get the full story when it might not fit your preconceptions?
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:11 PM
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119.  It was! CNN, MSNBC, etc. I think the media is catching on to him.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:49 PM
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36. I hope he frustrates the hell out of the media! If they have the facts they can print them.
Otherwise, a series of innuendo isn't going to go unchallenged. Why should he stand there wasting time answering questions that they already know are false? Catch him another time, ask eight more questions.

Screw the MSM!

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:50 PM
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38. Ah, the old "the information that he had at the time" defense.
Good thing he wasn't in the Senate in 2002.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:33 PM
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92. Oh, SNAP!
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:16 AM
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187. His mistake did not contribute to military and Iraqi civilian deaths. "Oh, snap!" indeed. This is
getting ridiculous.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:52 PM
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40. Thx for the good read....and the link.
I answered like 8 ?s. That sounds so immature. And why doesn't he get along with Lynn Sweet of Chicago?
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:53 PM
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41. wow!
very interesting. BIG K&R!:dem:
:kick:
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:55 PM
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44. Just goes to show that Obama has trouble with tough questions unless Hillary answers them first
Unless he's reading a prepared speech, the man is at a loss for words when he's on his own.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:50 PM
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113. How true. He just about folded up and ran away.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:07 PM
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268. And HE wants to be our latex salesman????
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:55 PM
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45. Something big is there. I hope it comes out while we still have a choice in nominee.
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Omega3 Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:21 PM
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82. I'm pissed the media has waited so long to get real with this guy, I fear it's too little too late,
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:09 AM
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224. As this election goes on, we will see more & more how the press has manipulated
the entire country on the issues and candidates. Many of us were trying to bring this out during the early primaries, and the Kucinich & Edwards media black-outs and mockery sessions.

Anyone that really thinks Hillary or Obama, either one, are the "best" candidate the Dems have to offer just doesn't get it. The corporations are running this election, by the media, by the contributions, and by the "with us or against us" blackmail.

And the corporations have been DETERMINED to make the public believe that even 50% of the population MIGHT take John McCain seriously enough to vote for him. The whole thing is smoke & mirrors.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:56 PM
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46. Hillary faces press, endorse Republican over Democrat
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:57 PM
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47. Maybe Obama just got tired of being the "DANCING BEAR!"...and he was
"...mad as hell and not gonna' take it anymore?" :shrug:

At some point...it's gotta' get through that all DEM CANDIDATES...sooner or later...end UP as DANCING BEARS!

:shrug:
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 07:59 PM
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48. Maybe it's putting the press in its place.
If the reporters aren't going to do their job - fact-finding, and are instead just going to repeat smears, slanders and exaggerations from the GOP and the Clinton campaign, maybe it's time someone tell them to piss off instead of kissing their ass.
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:01 PM
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50. Still Waiting For Evidence That He Did Something Wrong
Maybe you'd be happier talking about Denise Rich or whatever. I have yet to see a single person show me some indication that Obama actually did something wrong. Knowing somebody who did something wrong is a pretty low bar. Taking tens of thousands from the wife of the slimeball your husband pardoned is a fairly high threshold. Enough with the scorched Earth politics and just try to defend your candidate cleanly.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:40 PM
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75. Obama has had over a year to answer questions about Rezko...Why didn't he do so then?
He assured everyone who ventured a question concerning Rezko.. Rezko was an acquaintence and there was nothing more to it.

Well, guess what- Apparently, theres more to his involvement than he cares to admit. The dirt will all come out I hope sooner, rather than later. This is MORE than a Roll of the Dice on Obama.

Obama is playing Russian Roulette with our future, whether you care to admit it or not!
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:03 PM
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52. Too bad the media didn't ask as many questions of Bush
about the war, or spying on Americans, or who was at the energy meeting, or who fired those lawyers. Nice to see the media doing their job now. Surprise!
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:29 PM
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70. Yes, that because they're racists. Doncha know?
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 09:33 PM by oasis
:eyes:
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:19 AM
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188. No one mentioned racism here. Belittling racism is offensive to me.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:47 PM
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279. I did. No apologies. Obamamites have the annoying habit of injecting race into
into any criticism of their guy. In this case, I beat them to it.
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:49 PM
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325. Yes, I know you were the first to talk about racism. That was my point. Also, there is no need for
namecalling, friend.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:03 PM
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53. I'm afraid Mr. Obama ain't seen nothing yet
If he thinks this is harsh, if/when he's the Dem nominee he''ll think this is a cakewalk by comparison.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:03 PM
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54. Handling pressure
He has prima dona written all over him.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:08 PM
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56. The media let Sean, Hannity, Tweety, et al decide how tough the media should be
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 08:09 PM by Gman
on Obama and now they're a day late and a dollar short.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:07 PM
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60. He does NOT respond well to stress. I want Hillary to answer the RED phone
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Maribelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:12 PM
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62. How childish of you Obama. Hillary has a good Pre K program you might be interested in.
That tree Obama is not hardly ready to become leader of the free world.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:13 PM
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64. He gives new meaning to No Child Left Behind.
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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:24 PM
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65. "the information that [he] had at the time."
Now, where I have I heard THAT before?

:rofl:

Well.. on the bright side ... if Obama becomes President Jon Stewart will have a large bucket of good 'material' for a few years. On the not-so-bright side we'd have a President who is just as arrogant and as evasive as bush*.. but he'd do so in an "eloquent" and "inspiring" manner. :eyes:
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tandem5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:25 PM
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66. he better get used to it... its but a little taste of the general election. nt
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:26 PM
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67. Leave Britney ALONE!
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:32 PM
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71. Next time you post something, please don't edit it to make it look like something it's not.
That's what the GOP does.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:48 PM
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76. Reminds me of someone else who doesn't like to answer reporters' questions ...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:53 PM
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77. Interesting edit.
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:12 PM
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78. Hillary is a knife fighter, OB is a lamb being led to slaughter.
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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:14 PM
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79. Hillary is knee-capper, and will be slaughtered. nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:36 PM
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96. Ahhh, nice imagery. A murderer and a lamb.
You do both an injustice.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:08 PM
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251. to say the least
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:15 PM
Original message
Finally, finally, Obama is going to get a taste of what Hillary has gone through all these years!!!!
It's about time that the press stopped fawning over him and did their job!!!!!!!!


:kick:
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Omega3 Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:15 PM
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81. not-ready-for-prime-time
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:22 PM
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83. Stop picking on him with tough questions
It's not fair.

(Wait until the GOP and its surrogates start up.)
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:24 PM
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86. What?? No hope? No smiley faces???? Mr. Arrogant acts just like Bush
when finally confronted with some questions....
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:25 PM
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88. Look who's whining now.
Loser!
"Come on guys; I answered like eight questions. We're running late"
Eight questions is a press conference is nothing.
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:28 PM
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89. And this guy's supposed to stand up to world leaders?
Obama folds with a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times! You Obamas have got to be feeling embarrassed.
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LadyVT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:30 PM
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90. Shades of Bush. Another politician who won't respond to the press.
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:39 PM
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101. wow.
his behavior is so much like Bush,it's frightening.We seriously have no idea who this guy is.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:45 PM
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108. Obama's toast. Fuck'm.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:00 PM
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116. Watch out, he'll take his toys home in a huff because people aren't being nice
to him. And do I ever hope you're right. I hope the people voting tomorrow saw that press conference today. It's about time he gets some tough questions thrown at him. That halo of his is fading fast!
:hi:
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:47 PM
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110. eight whole questions?
wow, i'm impressed. attacking a reporter is simply not bright at all.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:48 PM
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111. Ya want him ta do a jig fer ya?
He answered eight questions. Should he have done some break dancing and maybe a jog for you?


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avrdream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:59 AM
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170. That sounds pretty racist of you, zulch.
I think we just all want him (and all our fine candidates) to be honest.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:51 PM
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114. Mommy, mommy, the meanie reporters are being bad to me.
They're asking questions that I don't like. They're only supposed to ask me questions I like.
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:08 AM
Response to Reply #114
223. And where's Hillary?
She's not here to answer before me. So I can't copy her answers....

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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 10:52 PM
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115. Answering tough questions was never part of BO's campaign strategy...
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 11:28 PM by bridgit
poor guy :cry:
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MojoMojoMojo Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:04 PM
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117. Did Obama say its SILLY SEASON?
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 11:19 PM by MojoMojoMojo
Or that he is a knucklehead?
Edit -Sorry, I meant to say Boneheaded.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:18 PM
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120. The OP title is misleading...the article says nothing about paranoia
don't inject your OPINION into an article as if it's in there for real. And politicians cut interviews all the time...I'm sure the Inevitable Queen has even done it.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:26 PM
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124. There was nothing misleading in Maddy's title. She could have added anger
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 11:46 PM by barb162
How's that: "paranoia and anger"
Or she could have added: "Press catches Obama by the short hairs; Obama walks out in a hissyfit"

lol

But I liked the way she did it just fine.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:30 PM
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127. LOL.
:rofl:

But I didn't, cuz I've got class. :rofl:

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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #127
130.  I know you do.
But I don't.

Bwa.

PS I just love this thread of yours
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:04 AM
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141. Honey....
I've got a PhD in redneck woman.

I can be as classless as anyone. :rofl:

And I salute your classlessness. :toast:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:40 AM
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243.  COOL!
Love ya, hon!
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:19 PM
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121. MADDY, GREAT POST! THANK YOU!
Wow, I saw a bit of that press conference but this writeup showed a lot more than I saw. I so much hope this means the press takes off the kid gloves with him from now on.
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Asia Expat Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:27 PM
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125. Maybe he had to rush off...
to chair a foreign relations subcommittee hearing.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:29 PM
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126. LOL!
Great post! Welcome to DU.

:toast:
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Asia Expat Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:30 PM
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128. :-)
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #125
133. He can't be bothered with that little stuff ...like Europe
Edited on Mon Mar-03-08 11:52 PM by barb162
You're just supposed to take his word for it that he'd be great in Foreign Affairs, doncha know?
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:48 PM
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131. At least he didn't endorse McCain
The way Senator Clinton did.

Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou4JnWQsxKw
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:31 AM
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165. ha--idiosy--I notice even the mature Obamafolk are backing off of that supidity.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:00 AM
Response to Reply #165
211. Idiosy? Supidity?
Sober up and come back tomorrow. After all these years of being on the same side (Democratic) I've seen enough of your posts to know that you usually spell correctly. If you disagree, maybe you can post a video of her not endorsing John McCain.
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:48 PM
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132. I'm sure Obama and his CULT will be labeling the reporters as "racists"...
how else to defend Obama the Slacker?

:kick: and rec
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:53 PM
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136. WTF!?
Racist is not something to be thrown around lightly. It implies some sense of racial superiority, not just discrimination based up race.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:00 AM
Response to Reply #132
139. Watch out, you may be offending "He Who Walks on Water"
or was it "The Emperor with No Clothes"

Did you see that press conference? Boy, I just saw the tail end of it and he was NOT a happy camper.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #132
143. That accusation was already thrown upthread.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:01 AM
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171. Gee last week they were sexist and unfair
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 02:02 AM by BecauseBushSaysSo
By asking her the first question. My how things change.
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Joshua N Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:23 AM
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189. Again, belittling racism. Please stop.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:52 PM
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134.  Reacts with paranoia?
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:52 PM
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135. Hmm, can't take the heat, looks like.
nt
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 11:56 PM
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137. Now begins the fall of the wonder "O"
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:02 AM
Response to Reply #137
140. Better late than never
And certainly better now than if it happened in August or Septemeber or thereabouts.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:04 AM
Response to Reply #140
142. Very true.
But a little too late for my taste. By about two months or so.
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sykalla2 Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:09 AM
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145. Good Friday ...errr Tuesday....is upon us.
And so it begins....

1) The media will begin their pleas to "crucify him".
2) Obama will deny Rezko 3 times before the Rooster Crows.
3) Obama will then suffer on behalf of all Democrats at the hands of the MSM.

Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of many of his followers (and all Democrats if he is the nominee), there will be no resurrection. It's sad that this could have been avoided, had we chosen a more vetted nominee.





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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:23 AM
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150. Biden would've been a better choice.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:51 AM
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152. Obama's reaction to the press...
reminds me of a one-time politician named Agnew. He had a great relationship with the press.

This after all, was the Chicago press...they are not timid followers. Cook County politics are pretty rough traditionally.
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CatnHat Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:54 AM
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153. Obama must
have taken lessons from Bush. Acts more like him every day; and this guy claims he wants to change Washington D.C.; he can't even face reporters. What a sorry candidate he turned out to be. Bet he's chanting now, change and hope that no one will find out about his shaky past with his man pals.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:26 AM
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162. Well he did hire a Carl Rove trained Campaign manager.
As soon as I found that out, I knew it wouldn't be long before his campaign collapsed like...no I'm not going there.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:03 AM
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156. So it begins....and so shall it end.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:14 AM
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158. I hate to say I told ya so, but I told ya so!
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 01:18 AM by Up2Late
The guy's a hollow shell, no guts when the going get tough.


Originally published on Thursday, February 21, 2008
<http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/horsey/viewbydate.asp?id=1714>
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:42 AM
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209. Ha, ha! That political cartoon is precious! Bingo! nt
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:13 AM
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225. I agree...
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 10:13 AM by susankh4
It's up there with the Care Bear one.

Over the river and through the woods to grandmothers house of hope......
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jason_13 Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:22 AM
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161. Did anyone mention that Canada came out in agreement w/ Obama?
"In the recent report produced by the consulate general
in Chicago, there was no intention to convey, in any way, that
Senator Obama and his campaign team were taking a different
position in public from views expressed in private, including
about NAFTA," said a foreign ministry spokesman...full
article at reuters...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:29 AM
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164. It is lame Damage Control. I saw him 'explain" today--He did not come across
to well at all.

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Thepricebreaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:27 AM
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163. Maybe he should have cried... twice.. is that better?? LOL n/t
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:13 AM
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175. Hey I like that
Maybe he should have cried maybe 3 times just for good measure. And Michelle could have come out crying and his girls too. But I know who will be crying or looking to sue tomorrow night. If all else fails cheat is Hillarys motto.
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pollo poco Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:35 PM
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322. God, That's a GOOD one!
Glad gender bashing isn't a factor here!

These jokes...they just kill!:headbang::headbang::headbang:

LMFAO :rofl:

But wait...I'm sure there's more :applause::applause::applause:

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Conscious Confucius Donating Member (127 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:36 AM
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166. The bias of the responses is obnoxious
For the record, I supported Edwards, so I have no personal interest in Obama or Clinton.

The cheap shots that supporters give for each candidate is ludicrous. All I have to do after reading an obnoxious post is look to the left and note either an Obama or Clinton avatar. Clearly, responses given from either camp to attack the other's news would be completely differnt should it be their candidate in the same situation. Obama's skirting questions would be explained as the press unfairly attacking Hillary and so on. The pettiness round here is causing me to want to read my news on the BBC. If I was spin I'll turn on anything but Countdown.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:08 AM
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174. I hear you on this
I am disappointed that I now have to go outside of DU to find the real story because the "bots" behave like freepers here now.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:41 AM
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167. Don't let these Hillbillies twist your panties
They are as desperate as Hillary and they will be shown tomorrow night the end of her campaign. How come the press doesn't ask Hillary where are the papers from her time in the WH as first lady. Oh that's right Bush is holding them. Yeah right. Maybe he's holding her tax returns too. It just might show that she actually has experience and is ready for day one in the WH to do some cooking for Obama and his administration.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:45 AM
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168. This is such crap
Yeah, I read the link. BFD. Marin badgered him for a while and tried to paint him into a corner. He wasn't going to stand there like an idiot and let her do it. He did exactly what a smart candidate should have done. Hillary does the same thing when they press her with bullshit questions. Know why? Because she's too smart to let them get away with it.

The Rezko thing has been thoroughly vetted. The Story: A campaign contributor who worked with the Obamas on a land deal turned out to be a total shitheel, so he gets rid of the guy's money and says the real estate deal was a stupid mistake. Contrast that with Hillary, who has $170,000 in campaign money from a notorious prick whose company - and who personally - is facing multiple sexual harassment suits and she basically says, "Nah, I'm keeping it because he hasn't been proven guilty." Well neither has Rezko, but Barack didn't hesitate to let go of the guy's money.

Pot, meet kettle.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:03 AM
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173. I think they are just pissed he handled it well.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:04 AM
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195. "This is such crap:" I agree with Spiff.
Did anybody watch the brief 'press conference'? I did. Obama didn't flounce out at all. Towards the end an aide to his right was indicating that they were running behind time. I caught the watch or time signal. Obama had to wrap up. If he had taken the time to answer another question (and he appeared to be considering doing so even as he had turned to leave) it might have required more time for clarification or follow-up. Thus, Obama couldn't.

Getting into a habit of taking 5 or 7 extra minutes beyond what was scheduled can throw off an entire schedule by a couple of hours. Bill Clinton was notorious for always being an hour or more late because he didn't have the self-discipline to just shut up and move along. That's not trashing B.C. An acquaintance of mine is actually good friends with Bill Clinton. LOL

I would imagine somebody on these forums has worked on campaigns and can collaborate the truth of what I've posted.

BTW, somebody got welcomed here after 3 posts. Nobody's ever welcomed me. ~sulk~
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:14 AM
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200. Welcome to DU!
:toast:

:patriot:
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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:53 AM
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218. no need to sulk.....
welcome to DU!!
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:08 AM
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222. Welcome to DU.
You are a most welcome addition! :hi: :D Your post makes sense.
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trevjr Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:40 AM
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242. I agree with Spiff too
I am amazed at the level of invective in here. Another post yesterday called me an 'Obama zealot', now I am being called 'stupid' by the OP because I did not click the link to see how he edited the post. This is the level that Hillary's supporters have sunk to. No discussion of the issues, just mis-characterize everything that Obama says or does right before the primary.
And if the Chicago papers have been working this story for a year, where is the screaming headline of Obama's wrong doing? I saw a picture of Hillary and Bill with Rezko looking happy and hugging, haven't seen a pic with Obama yet.
Hillary is throwing the kitchen sink at Obama and it is disgraceful. Limbaugh says he loves seeing Obama being 'bloodied up' by Hillary. Good job Hillary supporters you have Rush on your side now.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:53 PM
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262. Welcome Mimosa!
:hug:
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:51 AM
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169. deny, deny, pout, pout
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guyanakoolaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:21 AM
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178. I can't wait until tomorrow night
When Hillary drops out, I can be proud of being a Democrat again.
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KimberleeJean Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:25 AM
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179. That's silly

If you are not proud of being a Democrat now, that is not the fault of Hillary.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:59 AM
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181. You said it!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:27 AM
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180. Delusion arisen from anger
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 02:29 AM by Catherina
"Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed."

Bhagavad Gita


The fact that this trash got 58 recommendations explains why Hillary is doing do poorly in the primaries. Nobody wants to hitch their fate to a delusional movement except delusional people. Thankfully most voters just get repelled by this kind of stuff.

Are you guys sure you're not stealth Obama supporters trying to turn people off to Hillary? He really should pay you. If he's not, I'd print a copy of threads like this, march down to his HQs claiming authorship. I guarantee you, I'd cut you a check on the spot if I was Axelrod.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:15 AM
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182. Obama was in a snit when asked to speak the truth
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avrdream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:07 AM
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196. Yep, and this may come back to haunt him.
He needs to do better than this if he is going to represent us.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:27 AM
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190. 8 questions - you were lucky today! - where did I hear that?
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:19 AM
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233. I'll give you one good guess.
Kinda sounds like shrub.

But you know that.

:hi:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:56 PM
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280. Yup. Same guess.
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:01 AM
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194. Thems that can't take the heat...
need to get out of the kitchen.

Nuf said.
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:01 AM
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221. That sounds like a sexist remark
aimed at Hillary Clinton. Shame on you.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:44 AM
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198. This is Obama in a snit.
It's not the first time we've seen it, and it won't be the last.
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riskpeace Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:59 AM
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199. Think back to the Obama rally in College Park, MD
Senator Obama did a bit of shadow-boxing and said, "I might be skinny, but I'm tough." At the time, I thought that sound bite was going to come back in a McCain ad in the fall.

Senator Obama did not seem like the tough street fighter when faced with 8 questions. We've got "2-3 minutes" on NAFTA and "8 questions" to be considered as the Number of the Day on Hardball. Something tells me it will be something else that Mr. Matthews chooses to highlight.
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iamforobama Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:50 AM
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204. No need to worry..................
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 07:55 AM by iamforobama
If, by such remote chance, Hillary gets to run in the General election the right wing has so much crap on her it could sink a battle ship. All the old film of her nasty temper with the press and others. She won't have a prayer. Republicans don't like her, a lot of Dems don't like her either. On the other hand Obama has a wide range of public support from both sides. I am afraid that only the very liberal wing of the party will support Hillary. You need cross-over votes and that's why Obama will win Texas and Ohio today....................
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:51 AM
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205. After campaigning so long and so hard, I'm sure the Senator is tired.
If you watch any press conference, you'll notice reporters asking questions just for the sake of asking a question. They ususally repeat the same version of one question numerous times. I don't blame Obama for becoming annoyed. Yesterday, the entire MSM was celebrating "Bash Obama Day." Even after the Canadian government issued statements about NAFTA, after the Obama campaign issued statements about NAFTA - the MSM continued on the original charge and the original attack. It's a tad suspicious.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:51 AM
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248. Why won't he answer the questions about Rezko they asked?
He said he's answered them, but he hasn't. That's one of the things the reporters said to him.
Have you heard him explain YET what he gave to Rezko in return for that $300,000 parcel next to his mansion? I haven't.
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:53 AM
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206. Very UNpresidential behavior /nt
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:03 AM
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207. I dont find anything paranoid or wilting about it. He should hold the line.
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nvme Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:37 AM
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208. Bwahhaahaha the kitchen sink.
The Hillary is sink is backing up. and this is the sewage that she can spew. Nice to see how far team-Hillary will go to win win win. nothing else matters. Sorry if her opponent is none-to-accommodating with the press. and team Obama is sorry for not giving that particular report an exclusive sit-down. Not everyone gets an exclusive. In any case good luck team-Hillary with tonights election. It will be gratifying to see the process working. I hope that the victor of either contest is magnanimous. and the loser not try a lawsuit and attempt to circumvent the will of the people.
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Medusa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:49 AM
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216. Hillary and the Hillbots are circling the drain
:rofl:
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Alamom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:48 AM
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210. Thanks, Maddy. K&R
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formernaderite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:01 AM
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212. prob not the best reaction
if the press smell blood they will attack repeatedly. I'm assuming he was caught off guard on this...but it will be good practice for what he will face when he wins the nomination.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:45 AM
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213. Is this the way he'll
"Talk" to our enemies?

If the press isn't fawning all over him, he can't stay and give a straight forward answer? What took so long for Goolsbee to stand up and tell "the truth" in the first place? "Yeah, I met with him. He requested a meeting and I told him exactly what the Senator has said in the debate".


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BigDDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:47 AM
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215. Was that George Bush in an Obama mask?
"I answered like eight questions"

:rofl:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:45 AM
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246. Could have been, lots of Bush hemming and hawing there.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:57 AM
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220. That behavior gives us a clue to how arrogant , irritable and secretive he would
be as president. Sounds a lot like bush* to me. Do we really need another haughty president that won't answer hard questions? One that shuts off the press as he takes his ball and goes home and complains/cries to his wife that the media are picking on him. Hoping she will come to his defense...again.
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:31 AM
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226. I find it more disturbing to endorse a Republican candidate,
than to rush off from a press conference. A staff member gestured that they were running late. Plain and simple.

Now this is an example of walking off in a snit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYATbsu2cP8
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:12 PM
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253. Maybe the staff member noticed his floundering and decided to say oops
there's no more time, senator. A "better get him out of that press conference fast" kind of thing.
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:43 AM
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228. >>>
:kick:
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parkeradison Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:53 AM
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230. Regarding Obama walking out in Texas
It's surely election season and things are heating up. This thing is getting nasty. And, if this campaign is going "down and dirty", don't count Hillary out after all because nobody does "down and dirty" better than the Clintons.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:04 AM
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232. Conflict and confrontation are not 'cool', don't you know?

Can't we all just hope along?

Don't problems just go away when you close your eyes and huff off?

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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:26 AM
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236. gee if one of my students inserted a word like paranoia where there
is no sign of it I would have to give them a C- or a D
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:29 AM
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238. Deleted message
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:48 AM
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247. This OP is the greatest. Nails the problem with Obama avoiding the press
and avoiding their questions.
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AnarchoFreeThinker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:25 PM
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256. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir-
BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 11:56 AM
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250. K&R'd
:kick:
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:09 PM
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252. read the link. OP has already admitted to editing post to suit thier bias..
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 12:09 PM by frylock
straight out the Karl Penn playbook.
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Ytzak Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:22 PM
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255. It appears there is a bit of John Kerry in Obama...
If he can't take the heat from reporters he will wilt like a cheap carnation under the heat of the right wing slime machine.

The question we should ask now, have we bought another John Kerry who won't stand up for himself?
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:26 PM
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257. Welcome to the real world, my friend!
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:35 PM
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258. K&R
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:36 PM
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259. answering the presstitutes is "hard work"
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Ytzak Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:42 PM
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261. From Dana Milbank "Ask Tough Questions? Yes, They Can!"
Ask Tough Questions? Yes, They Can

The Press, overall, has been friendly to Obama. Have they decided that he will get the nomination and it is now OK to take off the gloves and treat him like a normal Democratic nominee?

If so, his John Kerry moment of running from the Press doesn't bode well.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:17 PM
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309. This is pretty good:
Obama responded with the classic phrases of a politician in trouble. "That was the information that I had at the time. . . . Those charges are completely unrelated to me. . . . I have said that that was a mistake. . . . The fact pattern remains unchanged."

When those failed, Obama tried another approach. "We're running late," the candidate said, and then he disappeared behind a curtain.

Before he beat his hasty retreat, however, Obama found time to assign blame for the tough questions suddenly coming his way. "The Clinton campaign has been true to its word in employing a 'kitchen sink' strategy," he protested. "There are, what, three or four things a day?"

Spoken like a man who had just been hit on the head with a heavy piece of porcelain.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 12:56 PM
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263. straight from the Bush playbook--Obama begins to show his true colors.
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 12:57 PM by flordehinojos
when asked a question he did not like (or did not want to answer) or was too close to the truth Obama did what the bushit boy does:

"Obama cut off her line of questioning, saying that Marin's questions were personally motivated."

snip/

and then again, how many times have we seen the bushit boy walk away all soured up at something or some reporter he did not like? many times over!

"Toward the end of the press conference, the question of Goolsbee's meeting was raised again. Obama answered curtly and then walked out after a staffer called last question. The press erupted with shouts, but Obama continued to walk out.

He paused only to say, "Come on guys; I answered like eight questions. We're running late.




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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:08 PM
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271. 'personally motivated'? so he doesn't like it?! well, he had
better get used to alot of that stuff-he can't be wasting time psychologizing with press motivation-it's always a drag to have to deal with them, but that's life.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:07 PM
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267. Thanks Hillary!
The press knows there's nothing there but they're trying their best to make this a story so they can say they gave Obama some negative coverage. This is all a direct result of Hillary's complaining about how well the press treats Obama. She screwed the party again.
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BigDDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:11 PM
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273. Right! It's Hillary's fault!
Good one!

:rofl:
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:08 PM
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270. Quite a surreal press conference - but I doubt it
will create any kind of ripples during the primary race.

Hillary and Obama must be running on fumes at this point - their levels of endurance are nearly superhuman. After a while, I think the fatigue would catch up with anyone.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:09 PM
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272. Shades of Bush .... that's all we need. I don't think this story is going away easily. nt
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:37 PM
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276. I think people outside of DU are also paying attention to this story.
Already almost 10,000 hits on this thread in less than 18 hours. Those hits aren't just coming from DU.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:56 PM
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281. Interesting Maddy. I wonder if there is a youtube of the whole press conference because I'd like to
see it for myself. Other than that how are you holding up today??? :hi:
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 01:37 PM
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277. Most non stories hang around.
Why focus on real issues? :shrug:
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:11 PM
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282. Perhaps the Emperor is finally realizing that he has no clothes?
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:15 PM
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283. Obama's immature attitude, left the stage in a snit
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:56 PM
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285. obama's bubble burst
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:57 PM
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286. Dancing to someone else's tune is not a sign of leadership /nt
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:14 PM
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290. Really...did he cry?
Just wondering.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:14 PM
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307. No, silly. men don't cry. Boys, OTOH....
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:12 PM
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314. Really? 'Cause I remember when this other lady did once.
But I'm confused now, because the same people who were diminishing that display are now the ones giving most of the criticism.

Weird. Maybe you can 'splain it to me. I'm dumb.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:25 PM
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293. No surprises there
his petulant and whiny attitude remind me of bush.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:33 PM
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297. Obama cannot handle stress or questioning
he runs away
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hamnose Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:52 PM
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298. Obama staffer tells Canadian government they are lying to American voters, Really?
This is just a snippet of an article and if you read the article quoted above you get an entirely different impression. Obama didn't refuse to answer questions, this was not some scheduled press conference and he didn't storm off. The implication made by the poster above is that Obama is lying about his opposition to Nafta and when it comes to the press, can't take the heat. That doesn't wash, he maintained his composure with the press and he has not been inconsistent about Nafta. He has said more or less and it is rather a sober position, that we must honor our treaties but basically he sees this treaty as flawed. The Hillary camp takes up a similar line now, though they had not done so before this became an issue. Does anyone really believe the Obama camp would go to a foreign government and assure them that actually they are just lying about their stance on this treaty to win votes in the U.S.? Even the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are not that two dimensional. Karl Rove is almost redeemed when compared to these tactics. And it almost makes the yahoos of the republican party seem like rational and truly concerned voters. You democrats and especially you Hillary people are your own worst enemies. I am willing to give Obama my vote because at least he says what I want to hear, whether he is sincere or not, how can one be expected to vote for someone who doesn't at least do that much. But he seems sincere and no real dirt has been dug up on him. Hillary doesn't say anything substantive, with or without any spirit of hope. Why would I want to vote for her? Why would anyone? Because she's a woman? Because any democrat is better than any republican? With democrats like Hillary who needs republicans? Oh but I forget one crucial difference, she does support partnership rights and adoption rights for gay couples, definitely different in that regard and a burning issue in America's heartland. (sarcasm okay) Oh right she's pragmatic. Ready on day one. Let me ask you all: has she been an effective senator? Another consideration: unfair or not, most Americans just can't stand her. Also her running will mobilize the new nazi jerk base of the Republican party. (Damn, what happened to the republican party?) You know that, we all know that, except it seems a sea of bleating sheep. Perhaps they know that as well. I don't want to see all these young people who have been registering democrat in record numbers now for the past three election cycles become disillusioned but it seems a lot of old school dems get some sexual kick out of losing and their masochistic tendencies compel them to enlist us in a campaign which can only end in bitter disappointment. Whatever happens, if the dems do win in November they are facing a massive public and government debt, the loss of connections the world over, a stacked judiciary, military and political problems not currently on the radar, the true cost of the Iraq fiasco will become apparent and the American people are going to have to sacrifice for a while before we can set things straight. Obama has been clear about these problems we face and spoken about them in detail. Well not very much so, but at least much more so than the other two candidates we are left with.
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idahoteacher Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 03:53 PM
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299. Obama character
I do not recall which of the Framers of the Constitution
stated it, but, we are cautioned to examine the character of
candidates carefully.  One's connections to a person of
dangerous character are appropriate for consideration.  Will
the office holder act in the interest of the public or will
the office holder act for her or his own interest and use the
position for personal and illicit gain?  We have to make this
evaluation by reference to the past actions of the candidate
or incumbent.  That Sen. Obama has seemingly tried to hide
such connections calls his character into potentially grave
doubt.  Note that I did qualify my evaluation.  More
information is needed but he must be open to providing it.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:40 PM
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303. Obama coddled for so long, now he can't take a dose of reality
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:57 PM
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305. Can't take the hard questions... sounds familiar
And I had enough of that for eight years.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 04:59 PM
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306. Obama won't answer america's questions
sound familiar?
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 05:19 PM
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311. The walking on water trick getting old?
Edited on Tue Mar-04-08 05:19 PM by robbedvoter
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:11 PM
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313. Push the press away...
Reminds me of, hmmm, I don't know... Bush?

:dunce:
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:19 PM
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316. this behavior was pathetic
Obama himself called the press conference....then when he doesn't like the line of questioning, he ends it abruptly and essentially makes an ad hominum attack on the reporter
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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 06:57 PM
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319. Someone has it right
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John K Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 07:05 PM
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321. Where is the Rezko beef???
What is the alleged crime or problem? I haven't heard that anyone has identified a problem that Obama has to deal with other than Rezko is a typical wheeler dealer type. The gotcha gangs have jumped on this as though it makes a difference in November or beyond. I defended the Clinton's over Whitewater, because it was clearly a smear. I believe that this is the same.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:27 PM
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324. God damn. Carol Marin is one of Chicago's most respected journalists.
She is tough, smart, and has been around forever and seen everything. Pretty dumb to accuse her of personal bias.
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 08:52 PM
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326. He's expertly flipping the 'you're all against me' Clinton theme
She's made alleged media bias an issue and he's pushing the same thing on them to counter it. Just more expert campaign management by the Obama team.
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 09:42 AM
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330. A defining moment for Obama
Sounded whiney and weak -- certainly not Presidential material.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 11:07 AM
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331. SHADES OF GEORGE BUSH!
Pissy little Barack doesn't like the line of questioning, so he takes his toys and storms out.

Yeah, I want this man to be our next President. NOT.

And if he can't deal with the media better than this, what's going to happen when the GOP tears into him if he's the nominee? They'll eviscerate him in short order, and we'll have McCain and his aging Barbie doll wife in the White House come 2009.
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ThatBozGuy Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 03:51 AM
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332. ..
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