Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Says Homophobia Isn’t Christian

Speaking before a mostly black audience yesterday, Barack Obama chastised Christians that disrespect gay people.  Via Ben Smith at Politico.com: Obama’s rally in Beaumont today was the highest-energy of this Texas swing, with a crowd that was about three-quarters black cheering at almost every turn. An interesting moment came when he was asked a question about LGBT rights and delivered …

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Barack Places Ads In LGBT Press

Barack Obama’s campaign has bought full-page ads in four Ohio and Texas LGBT newspapers in an attempt to erode Hillary Clinton’s long-standing gay support. According to Eric Stern, a member of the Obama LGBT steering committee, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states — Columbus, Cleveland, …

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Poll: Clinton & Obama In Virtual Tie

The latest poll result: (Washington) Barack Obama has taken clear leads over Hillary Rodham Clinton among white men, middle-income earners and liberals, allowing him to catch his faltering rival in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new national poll shows. The Associated Press-Ipsos survey highlights how the bottom is falling out among some supporters of Clinton, the New …

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Hillary Slams Obama’s “Shameful Behavior”

Didn’t she say three times during last week’s debate that she was “honored” to be in the race with Obama?

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Hung Obama Top 4U, Can Host

From Craigslist Houston: “I am an attractive, in shape hung (9 inches) black male from Atlanta here on business. I am looking for a masculine white male to service me, then get pounded in my hotel room today or tomorrow (saturday). Send your pics, stats and background info. I want to wear my Obama mask while I pound you.”I don’t …

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Security Gaffe At Obama Rally

Questions are being asked why thousands were allowed to enter an Obama rally on Wednesday without being screened for firearms. DALLAS — Security details at Barack Obama’s rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena. The order to put down the metal …

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Hillary: Barack Is Change You Can Xerox

Hillary Clinton drew boos at last night’s Democratic debate when she again dissed Barack Obama for plagiarism, saying he represented “change you can Xerox.” Obama turned the boos into applause when he countered, “What we shouldn’t be spending time doing is tearing each other down. We should be spending time lifting the country up.” After making a thinly veiled reference …

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Teamsters To Endorse Obama

A bolster from Obama’s weakest link, blue collar workers: In a surprising boost for Senator Barack Obama, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will announce this afternoon that it is endorsing him, a top union leader said. With the Teamsters’ move, labor leaders said, Change to Win, a five-million-member coalition of unions that broke away from the A.F.L.-C.I.O., will likely vote …

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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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