May 30, 2008

"Change?" Cheeyeah, right

Imagine -- just imagine -- if a Republican running for the highest office in the land had done this in Chicago's South Side:

In his first race for office, seeking a state Senate seat on Chicago's gritty South Side in 1996, Obama effectively used election rules to eliminate his Democratic competition.

As a community organizer, he had helped register thousands of voters. But when it came time to run for office, he employed Chicago rules to invalidate the voting petition signatures of three of his challengers.

The move denied each of them, including incumbent Alice Palmer, a longtime Chicago activist, a place on the ballot. It cleared the way for Obama to run unopposed on the Democratic ticket in a heavily Democrat district.

A community organizer that registered thousands of voters ... yet effectively DE-registered many more so that HE could get elected. That sure is some sense of "community," ain't it?

"It is how Barack Obama destroyed his enemies back in 1996 that conflicts with his message today. He may have gotten his start registering thousands of voters. But in that first race, he made sure voters had just one choice." -- John Kass, a veteran Chicago Tribune columnist.

"He came from Chicago politics. Politics ain't beanbag, as they say in Chicago. You play with your elbows up, and you're pretty tough and ruthless when you have to be. Sen. Obama felt that's what was necessary at the time, that's what he did. Does it fit in with the rhetoric now? Perhaps not." -- Jay Stewart of the Chicago's Better Government Association.

'Ya think, Jay?

Today, when liberals/Democrats blast conservatives/Republicans as "racist" and as "disenfranchising the poor" for wanting voters to merely show a photo ID when at the voting booth, Obama got names on petitions thrown out "if names were printed instead of signed in cursive writing," and "if signatures were good but the person gathering the signatures wasn't properly registered."

This, in addition, sure doesn't sound like those Democrats in 2000 that "wanted every vote counted," now does it? Oh wait -- yes it does. Only the votes they wanted counted.

So remember people: Obama is full of s*** when he says he wants a "new" kind politics, and Democrats/liberals are full of s*** when they spew forth that they're the defenders of the oppressed's/poor's/minorities'/elderly's/everyone's right to have their vote counted.

Posted by Hube at May 30, 2008 09:07 PM | TrackBack

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Comment deleted for profanity. (Commenter came from DE Liberal; little surprise there.) -- Admin.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 30, 2008 11:54 PM

Gee, you spout profanity at the drop of a hat when commenting on other blogs - but heaven forbid your little space have any on it. What a model of consistency you are.

Posted by: JohnnyX at May 31, 2008 09:52 AM

That's true -- I do occasionally use profanity at other blogs. But two things --

1) I use it at blogs where the owners do not care about it, and
2) I wouldn't care a whit if the owners of a blog that did care about it deleted/edited my comments.

Fair enough?

Your comments, Johnny (and they were your comments since the IP addy is the same) would have remained had they used what I used in the post itself -- symbols instead of the actual word.

Not to mention that our comment policy is clearly established at right. Don't like it? Don't comment. It's quite simple, actually. Like what you use for a "brain."

Posted by: Hube at May 31, 2008 10:00 AM

I'm not exactly crestfallen that the comment didn't show up - it was meant to be more of a joke than anything (hence why I put it as Obama and not myself). Just pointing out what I perceived to be inconsistency on your part, having been all over the blogosphere and seen you comment elsewhere. But if profanity on your page is bothersome to you, so be it I guess.

As for my "simple brain," you know, insulting people isn't the greatest strategy to have them continue reading your blog. That is, if you care about that sort of thing.

Take it easy Hube.

Posted by: JohnnyX at May 31, 2008 10:08 AM

I am neither a Democrat or a Republican, but honestly Obama has been given a PC free card by the Liberal press. He reminds me of a shady car dealer. He is a big crook and is a pocket racist. Pretends he wants new kind of politics, but was ready to throw his grandmother under the bus, say McCain is senile and launched vicious attacks against Hillary filled with lies and distortion. To be honest I would rather have Hillary win, but the DNC has fixed it, watch Obama will be crowned. I really really hope the Republicans bring out all the skeletons in Obama's closet. This guy has no judgment, his racist bigot preacher shows it. If it was a white candidate who went to such a church he would be labeled as part of the KKK and would not be able to show his face.

Posted by: John at May 31, 2008 10:11 AM

Profanity isn't bothersome to me and the others here per se, hence my previous comment. Your sock puppet Obama comment was pretty explicit, however.

As for insulting you, I am a bit amazed at your sudden sensitivity given, again, your sock puppet "F*** you" comment that began this thread. But don't take it so personally. ;-)

Posted by: Hube at May 31, 2008 10:13 AM

My previous comment was for JohnnyX, BTW.

Posted by: Hube at May 31, 2008 10:14 AM

Like I said, it was a joke. Anyway, no hard feelings. From what I've seen around you seem to be a decent guy - even if occasionally your views make me want to strangle you. :)

Posted by: JohnnyX at May 31, 2008 10:17 AM

LOL! Fair enough, JohnnyX. No hard feelings, and thanks for thinking I'm a decent guy. I really am when you get to know me! :-)

Posted by: Hube at May 31, 2008 10:21 AM

No matter what side of the fence you're on, if you want a high political position, you have to sell a bit of your soul and get your hands dirty. Why people pretend being soft and nice will serve a politician well in a room full of jackals is beyond me, when they sure as heck wouldn't expect it in normal life. Politics is a nasty sport: you have to claw your way to the top, either legally or not. The choice one makes can either be, "Who is the least evil?" or "Which one will use their evil to benefit me?" As aggressive and anal-retentive negating those petitions was, it was still within the rules; he didn't change the rules to do that, they were just followed a bit too literally. A nasty tactic, but a legal one, and one likely the brainstorm of his campaign manager rather than himself, much like how a lot of Clinton's standpoint/strategy is likely her campaign manager. It's a bit different than the rule-breaking and disregard in the DNC right now. Changes to the rules can be applied next time, but not halfway through the game. Quite frankly, as soon as I heard Clinton was kept on the ballot, I KNEW things would come to this and I'm a bit disappointed every one else had nor foresight. Obama being removed off the Michigan ballot and the worst case scenario that he gets nothing - chalk it up to karma for this past deed.

Politicians can change in 10 years. If McCain had ran in 2004, I ouwld have voted for him, but his platform has changed dramatically. I used to be a bigger fan of Clinton, even voted for her as my state senator, but my opinion for her dropped a lot before the primaries started. But all three have been demonized by the media: I get a kick out of how people say it's been softer on Obama when if you summed up everything about him it was "Is he a secret Muslim that listens to his radical Christian reverend?" Same vein of nonsense questioning McCain's mental state and Clinton being ganged up on because she's a woman.

In the end, there's always Nader!

Behold the Democrat Ouroboros.

Posted by: Kyence at May 31, 2008 03:29 PM

The fact that CNN is the only media outlet reporting the story that should have been covered long ago, regarding Obama using tactics that out-Clinton the Clintons, says it all. The free pass by the media continues.

Posted by: jp at May 31, 2008 11:18 PM

Hube your on the spot man, to be honest all the current candidates are not great. To me Clinton is at least tolerable. My candidates Ron Paul lost. He is the only one who I thought had some principles. He might not say things you like, that is because he speaks the bitter truth. The rest of the politicians go as the wind goes. The sad fact is candidates like him were not given any time during the debates to give their voice. The media has done a disservice in their quest for ratings.

Posted by: JohnnyX at June 1, 2008 09:54 AM

I would just like to point out two things for the record:

1. I know the difference between "your" and "you're" and how to use the words properly.

2. I am not currently, nor have I ever been a Ron Paul supporter. Not that I don't agree with some of his policies - but there's also plenty that I don't.

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