Obama’s Campaign Circus

Some of the funny, outrageous, and just downright stupid crap from him and his followers.

‘Get me more white people’.

From an account of the pre-speech preparations at the Michelle Obama visit to Carnegie Mellon:

While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama.

The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.”

“I didn’t know they would say, ‘We need a white person here,’ ” said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. “I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright.”
http://www.thetartan.org/2008/4/7/news/obama

Babs warbles for Obama at a $28,500 a plate gala:

Fundraising “records” are difficult to verify, given the nature of campaign bookkeeping, in which bills are recorded by date paid, not the date expenses were incurred. Much of the money raised at Tuesday’s twin events — a dinner reception at a historic estate, followed by a concert starring headliner Barbra Streisand — will go directly to the Democratic National Committee, while other dollars will be funneled into Obama’s own campaign coffers.

The first event will cost $28,500 per person for dinner at the Greystone Estate. Upwards of 250 high rollers — including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music — will munch gourmet chow and get to hang out with the candidate, enjoying a little face time and posing for personal pictures. A few spaces are left but the event is expected to sell out by Monday afternoon, possibly bringing in more than $8 million before expenses are subtracted.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13471.html

“The fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are still very, very difficult times,” rival McCain said, sunny-side up.

“Sen. McCain, what economy are you talking about?” smiled Obama.
http://drudgereport.com/flashbh.htm

Apparently not Hollywood’s.

Obamabots frantically try to censor critics.

Via Guy Benson:

A few weeks ago, I offered an account of the effort by the Obama campaign to shut down an interview with Stanley Kurtz on Chicago’s WGN radio.

Well, here we go again.

Last night, WGN’s studio lines were bombarded with irate calls from Obama supporters in response to yet another interview on “Extension 720,” hosted by the venerable Milt Rosenberg. This time the offending “card-carrying member of the right-wing smear machine” was National Review’s own David Freddoso, author of The Case Against Barack Obama.

What, pray tell, are Freddoso’s transgressions? According to the Obama Action Wire email, he peddles “baseless lies,” engages in “dishonest, extreme hate mongering,” and has made a career out of “vicious partisan attacks.” The email urges supporters to call in and “confront” Freddoso before “this goes any further.” They’re also encouraged to report back the details of their phone calls through a special dedicated page on Obama’s website.

The email even boasts about the success of a previous blitz on free speech:

“A couple weeks ago, we asked you to call into Rosenberg’s radio show when he hosted unapologetic smear artist Stanley Kurtz’ incoherent rantings about Barack and William Ayers.

And you responded. Rosenberg’s producer said the flood of calls and emails the show received was the biggest response ever for something like this.

How true! Never before had Rosenberg’s show been inundated with hysterical telephone calls and threatening emails aimed at not at debate but at disrupting a legitimate interview. The Obama campaign’s characterization of the Kurtz conversation as “the incoherent rantings” of an “unapologetic smear artist” is particularly absurd.”

During the August fiasco, outraged pro-Obama callers fumed that WGN had offered Kurtz an unchallenged forum, despite the fact that Team Obama had declined an invitation to appear alongside Kurtz for the duration of the program. This time, however, Freddoso was actually paired up with an Obama-supporting counterpart. This wasn’t good enough for the Obama thought police, who blasted out marching orders to shut down the discussion. Once again, the phones melted down. The Obama campaign should be proud.

Interestingly, the call-to-action email devotes a great deal of space to trying to discredit Freddoso himself — citing allegedly offensive articles he authored as far back as 2003. Apparently shooting the messenger is a major element of what the email calls “fighting the good fight.”

http://media.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NzQ1NGYzZTYzOTVjMmNmYzhlY2Q0NzFmNDUyOGY0ZWQ

New York’s ‘accidental governor’ David Patterson has a new twist on the term “community organizer”; it’s “racist”:

“I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama ‘black’ in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a ‘community organizer.’

http://wcbstv.com/politics/paterson.mccain.palin.2.813646.html

Newsflash Patterson. It ain’t his color, it’s his politics.

Joe “hair plugs” Biden believes that a strong, independent, take-no-bullshit female VP nominee would be a ‘backwards step for women’:

Asked by a local television reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin if electing Palin would be a step forward for women, Biden said, “well look, I think the issue is what does Sarah Palin think? What does she believe?”

“I assume she thinks and agrees with the same policies that George Bush and John McCain think,” Biden added. “And that’s obviously a backward step for women.”

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/09/09/biden-palin-would-be-backward-step-for-women/

And what policies are those? Like the old-boy democratic network that says a woman can’t be an asset to a campaign ticket unless she’s democrat? Hillary’s still waiting in the wings. Keep talking Joe. The more you flap your lips, the more you help McCain/Palin.

Philadelphia columnist Fatimah Ali made a claim that if Obama isn’t elected there will be a race war…

If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness!

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/opinion/20080902_Fatimah_Ali__We_need_Obama__not_4_more_years_of_George_Bush.html

She opines that “rich Republicans don’t get it”. Apparently the rich Democrats are the only ones who do. Her article is saturated with the perfunctory party lines of “the gap between rich and poor widens”, “McCain is so out of touch that he hasn’t a clue how many homes he owns, while the working class struggles to hold on to one”….blah..blah.. blah…”

Asshats like Ali believe Obamessiah will heal all ‘inequity’ with a wave of his robed arm.
Maybe he’ll ensure that no one contracts a mortgage they couldn’t afford in the first place, or that the freeloaders who pass welfare on to their children as if it were a fucking family heirloom, will put down the crack pipe, get a job, and quit blaming the government for their sloth.

Us poor/middle class “white folk” usually don’t attribute our financial misfortunes on our skin color.

Too bad the current economy isn’t quite as conducive to the socialist talking points. The economy actually grew by 3.3% last quarter. The promised recession never materialized.

Bush has a good economic record:

……Democrats cited no good evidence for their claims that the administration has produced a stagnant economy, widening disparities of income and wealth, high unemployment, and a heavy burden of government debt (supposedly resulting from an unwise military intervention in Iraq).

How does the performance of the U.S. economy really compare with other advanced economies over the eight years of George Bush’s presidency? Data published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, the International Comparison Program (ICP) (a cooperative venture coordinated by the World Bank) and the U.S. Census Bureau allow a nonpartisan, factual assessment. Here are some of the findings:

– Economic growth. U.S. output has expanded faster than in most advanced economies since 2000. The IMF reports that real U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an average annual rate of 2.2% over the period 2001-2008 (including its forecast for the current year). President Bush will leave to his successor an economy 19% larger than the one he inherited from President Clinton. This U.S. expansion compares with 14% by France, 13% by Japan and just 8% by Italy and Germany over the same period.

The latest ICP findings, published by the World Bank in its World Development Indicators 2008, also show that GDP per capita in the U.S. reached $41,813 (in purchasing power parity dollars) in 2005. This was a third higher than the United Kingdom’s, 37% above Germany’s and 38% more than Japan’s.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122039890722392873.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

There was a 5.5% unemployment rate when Bubba Clinton was in office, and no threats of a ‘race war’.

Come to think of it, once McCain is elected, who’s gonna duke it out in the ‘coming race war’? Oprah and Donald?

Expect more of this three-ring assclown circus as the election draws closer.

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