Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Michelle Obama Steps In It

Michelle Obama raised the ire of conservatives on Monday when she said, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” Hmm, not the best choice of words for a potential First Lady. Right-wing blog Newsbusters responds: Doesn’t ...

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Obama Extends Streak To 9

The guy seems unstoppable at this point. Senator Barack Obama decisively beat Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday night, accelerating his momentum ahead of crucial primaries in Ohio and Texas and cutting into Mrs. Clinton’s support among women and union members. With the two rivals now battling state by state over margins of victory and allotment ...

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Hillary Camp Says Obama Plagiarized

Hillary Clinton’s communication director is accusing Barack Obama of plagiarizing a speech he gave on Saturday in Wisconsin from one given by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in 2006 Barack Obama: “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream’ – just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’ – just words? ‘We ...

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Obama Threepeat

The seemingly unstoppable Obama Express rolled to victory in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia primaries – each won by a massive margin. Obama leaves today’s primaries with eight straight wins and more delegates than Hillary for the first time since the campaign began. In Virginia, Obama got more votes that McCain, Huckabee, and Ron Paul combined. Today Hillary’s deputy campaign ...

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john. he. is. / No, You Can’t

You do know that there’s going to a million of these, right? OK, one more.

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Hillary’s Gay Mojo

New York Magazine took a look at why Hillary did so much better than Obama among the gays: As First Lady, Hillary marched in a gay-pride parade, and she has done so multiple times as a senator. She’s supported AIDS-care funding and an expansion of hate-crimes legislation. And after nearly running his first administration aground by coming out for gays ...

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Obamarama Hat Trick

Whew! Obama stomped Hillary in all three Democratic contests yesterday, beating Clinton by more than 2-1 in Washington state and Nebraska, and by 21 points in Louisiana. According to Associated Press delegate count projections, the candidates are within spittin’ distance of each other: Clinton with 1095, Obama with 1070. This is nerve-wracking. In a good way.

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Obama To Clinton: Show Me The Money

Barack Obama told members of the press yesterday that Hillary Clinton should release the Clinton’s tax returns so the public can see where she got the $5M she just gave to her campaign. Obama: “I’ll just say that I’ve released my tax returns. That’s been a policy I’ve maintained consistently. I think the American people deserve to know where you ...

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Obama On Clinton

“I assure you that having engaged in a contest against them for the last year that they’ve pulled out all the stops. And you know I think what is absolutely true is whoever the Democratic nominee is the Republicans will go after them. The notion that somehow Senator Clinton is going to be immune from attack or there’s not a ...

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan, October 30th: “Allowing this guy [Donnie McClurkin] to preach strikes me as a step far too far. [snip] I don’t blame any gay American for jumping the Obama ship over it.” Andrew Sullivan, February 6th: “They [California gays] go for Clinton by 2 to 1 in the exit polls. Will they never learn?” Well, which is it, Andrew? ...

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The Donnie McClurkin Effect?
Hillary Wins CA Gay Vote 2-1

As expected, yesterday’s Super Tuesday primary did little to reveal a clear Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton took eight states including the biggest: California and New York. Barack Obama took 13 states, including Illinois, his home state. CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TNOBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT Clinton’s big ...

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Yes We Can Can

In reference to the clip below this one, I’m surprised that the Obama campaign hasn’t co-opted the Pointer Sisters’ 1973 classic first single, Yes We Can Can, from before they became a trio and veered into largely forgettable (but enormously successful) pop-disco. Yes We Can Can was originally recorded by Lee Dorsey in 1970 and the Pointers took it to ...

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Obamarock: Yes We Can

More candidate rock, this one produced by Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas. Of the two dozen or so performers, I only recognized Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Herbie Hancock, and the wheelchair guy from Oz. Shows how I keep up. This is compelling bit of art and I have to admit it gave me goosebumps.

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Toss-Up

According to the latest Gallup national poll, Clinton and Obama are effectively tied going into tomorrow’s primary. You gotta admit, this has been quite the exciting primary season.

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Clinton & Obama Make Kissy-Kissy

The two remaining Democratic candidates played BFFs on last night’s CNN debate, with the only real bristling coming during questioning about the Iraq war. But the best part came in the final ten minutes when Wolf Blitzer asked them about the possibility of a co-ticket, drawing roars from the elite crowd at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. That bit comes at the ...

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NY Post Endorses Obama

NYC’s conservative tabloid, the NY Post, has endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic primary. But much like the NY Times’ endorsement of John McCain focused more on why they were not backing Giuliani, the Post endorsement is more an evisceration of the Clintons than an enthusiastic support for Barack Obama. His opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all ...

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Dems In Tight Race For NYC

Here in the heart of Clintonia, Barack Obama is a surprising four points away from Hillary, according to the latest poll. A WNBC/Marist poll released last week found that although Mrs. Clinton had a 47% to 31% lead over Mr. Obama among likely New York State voters, he was far closer in New York City, drawing 39% of likely voters ...

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NOW Goes Nuts

Gadzooks, the New York chapter of NOW has completely lost their shit over Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama. NY NOW’s statement, via Politico.com: Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, ...

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The Kennedys-Obama Love Fest

Here’s the video from today’s Obama rally at American University where Sen. Ted Kennedy, JFK’s daughter Caroline, and Ted’s son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) lavished praise on Sen. Obama. (Via- Towleroad)

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“[W]hen I watch Obama speak live before a crowd… I’m thoroughly riveted. Can’t take my eyes off him. But for the wrong fucking reason: I find it hard to look away because I’m stressing out the whole time about the guy getting shot. The tension is terrible. I hope he’s got a great bunch of Secret Service agents around him ...

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