Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Ted Kennedy Endorses Obama

Ted Kennedy will follow the lead of his niece Caroline today and endorse Barack Obama. The announcement will come later today at an Obama rally at American University. Yesterday JFK’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, published an op-ed piece in the NY Times to say, “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father …

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Obamunami In South Carolina

Barack Obama whupped the dickens outta Hillary Clinton down in South Cakalacky, winning 80% of the black vote in his 2-1 statewide landslide. That speaks volumes about the way blacks now view the Clintons, as the former president’s negative campaigning in recent days pushed undecided voters squarely into the Obama column. He’s definitely hurting Hillary more than helping her, something …

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BiQuotable – Margaret Cho

“I too am insulted at the idea that just because I am a person of color and a woman that I should be expected to automatically vote for Obama or Hillary. Why are white men allowed to look at the issues and judge for themselves and the rest of us are expected to take sides grade school style? That is …

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Obama Does Letterman’s Top Ten

Barack Obama appeared on Letterman last night to perform the Top Ten List. Number one on Obama’s “Top Ten Campaign Promises” was “Three words: Vice President Oprah.”

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Clinton Busts Obama On Healthcare

Yowtch. Just posted by the Clinton campaign.

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Snap Queens

Well, you can’t say last night’s Democratic debate was boring. Hillary and Obama both got off some good lines. “You worked for a SLUMLORD!” “Oh, yeah? Well, youuuuu sat on the board of Wallllll-mart!” My favorite moment was when Obama told Hillary that sometimes he didn’t know if he was running against her or her husband. Ooh, suh-NAP! Hillary was …

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Obama Calls Out Black Bigots

Speaking from Martin Luther King’s former pulpit at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Barack Obama called out African-Americans for their own bigotry towards Jews and gays. “For most of this country’s history, we in the African-American community have been at the receiving end of man’s inhumanity to man. And all of us understand intimately the insidious role that race still sometimes …

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Hillary’s Latest Misstep:
I Am LBJ, Obama Is MLK

Black progressives are not responding favorably to an interview Hillary Clinton gave to Fox News earlier this week in which she said that while Martin Luther King may have provided the inspiration for the civil rights movement, it was Lyndon B. Johnson who made the difference for having signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The Clinton pull-quote getting the …

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Rosanne Barr’s Blog Disappears After
She Rips On Obama & Oprah

Rosanne Barr’s blog is mysteriously “suspended” after the following quote appeared yesterday. barak obama is an empty suit selling “hope” in lieu of Truth. Oprah Winfrey helped to elect Arnold Swartzenegger. I have no doubt that she voted her purse by doing this, as she is a large land owner in California, and that ilk fears Dems because they do …

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HomoQuotable – David Ehrenstein

[From a March 17, 2007 column in the L.A. Times. Pertinent, in light of recent commentary regarding Barack Obama.] “As every carbon-based life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters — musing over …

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Cuomo On Obama

“It’s not a TV crazed race. Frankly you can’t buy your way into it. You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference. All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.” -Clinton supporter New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, during a radio interview. The stronger Obama gets, the more we’ll …

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HomoQuotable – Camille Paglia

“Hillary’s willingness to tolerate Bill’s compulsive philandering is a function of her general contempt for men. She distrusts them and feels morally superior to them. Following the pattern of her long-suffering mother, she thinks it is her mission to endure every insult and personal degradation for a higher cause — which, unlike her self-sacrificing mother, she identifies with her near-messianic …

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