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Why I Won’t Support Obama – or Hillary the White House Spouse
Friday, 25 January 2008 02:01
by Michael O’McCarthy
...and Edwards is all right, as far as “all right goes.”
I am, as was said by the late great Richard Wright and of late, John Edwards, a Native Son. I grew up in the racist separate and unequal South, Georgia, Tennessee and Miami, Florida, my hometown. Like all of Dixie, Miami was segregated: There was our part of town, “nigger town,” Jews and Dagos on Miami Beach and a sprinkled arrangement of Caribbean and South Americans.

My mother was a waitress at a fried food joint just down the street from the Seaboard Rail Road station. She was what is called a “Georgia cracker – a hillbilly.” She came from a dirtfarm family of Euro-Americans, Scotch-Irish, English, and the Cherokee Nation. There were 12 kids and an alcoholic, wife and child-beating father who died early from the disease. She was racist. My Atlanta born dad, gone to WWII, was a plumber, an alcoholic and a racist. In other words I was one step above the stereotypical southern white trash, minus a trailer park – My mother would die in one. Lonely, old, of a self-inflicted bullet in her head.

In Miami, my best friend was Audrey. I was 5 and he was 8. His mother was the cook. They were black. He could play the harmonica and climb the one tall coconut tree in our yard. I was every kid with an older friend, envious. I begged and begged him to teach me how to play the harmonica. I was not adept enough to scale that tree no matter how hard I tried.

But I did love music. There was no TV to distract my ear. My mother yodeled me to sleep and the radio of the 1940’s carried the music of the thirties and forties, the swing and romance music of the war, the wild wailing of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline everyday. So the sound of Audrey on that harmonica was more than music to my ears, it could be my first attempt to create what I loved. But I could never get him to show me and he would never explain why.

One afternoon as Audrey and I played in the front yard, my mother sitting on her chair on our small front porch, he finally succumbed and blew into the instrument and said something to the effect, “you try that. Blow there,” indicating the holes into which I was to exhale.

There seemed an eternity from when he began to extend the harmonic from his mouth to my hand. As it traveled the few feet towards me I saw a flight of body move out of the corner of my right eye. Before my hand could grasp the instrument my mother had my hand and was yanking me to my feet. Dragging me towards the house she screamed something unintelligible at Audrey and he took off running with the harmonica in hand.

She screamed at me: “Don’t you ever put nothing in you mouth that belongs to a nigger. They are dirty filthy people. Their skin is filthy. Can’t you see that? You can get all kindsa diseases from them?”

The world as I knew it collapsed. I may have heard “nigger” before. I must have heard the daily mutterings of my white kin as they disparaged the African Americans so familiar to us Southerners. Not just the rag man, or ice man, but as they moved silently through out lives. But I had never been confronted with their insanity as I was on that day. And I knew. I knew in my gut, she was insane. Every white person who can think knows that shit is insane. But in the cultural redundancy it becomes Pavlovian, conditioned racism and/or a sign of great insecurity. That is what propels the overt racism at the heart of America. And I had resentment. How dare she take my best friend away from me when he had done nothing but liked me … befriended me?

I never saw Audrey again. My life changed. We moved to Chicago, Illinois – then the outskirts. Segregation was less strict but always present. The family business was building trades, unionized. The business hired blacks and they worked among us. If they were not equal, it was beyond my consciousness. I know in retrospect that it must have been but I never heard my stepfather, the son of a Polish-Lithuanian, Scranton, Pennsylvania coalminer, use the word “nigger” – nor act in a racist manner. But by then I was already alienated from the white culture. I was into music, rock and roll, alcohol and girls. When we moved back South o the segregated Florida Keys I was in my mid-teens, a rebel already gripped by my family’s genetic disease of alcoholism. I had found the blues and there was only two places to get the blues in your head: WLAC that great Nashville station that played the blues into the early morning hours, and black bars.

In retrospect I understand the privilege of my European-hued skin: I entered black bars in black neighborhoods to buy booze with both a sense of naivete, a true lack of fear, while my peers cowered, waiting in the locked car for my return. It would not occur to me until many years later, that I, a teenage white boy was as safe as if in my grandmother’s arms. No black person, male or female of that day and place would dare threaten much less harm me for fear of the kind of racist reprisal that would come from both civilians and the law. In my halo of ignorance however, I would linger long past the delivery of the beer across the counter enamored of the music and the ease by which the patron’s moved and talked, danced and laughed and played. In the most bizarre of strange ways, I felt at home. I felt as if in a nurturing womb of sensation and life alien to the world into which I was born.

I moved through that culture as if by invitation. And while I am not naïve today, my naivete and/or ignorance of the tensions between white and black, I not only became comfortable with the manner and language, I came to genuinely like the people that were hospitable to me, a boy so lost of himself, as all alcoholics are.

My disease would lead to even greater social dysfunction and running away from the alcoholic, terror ridden home of my mother and stepfather lead eventually to arrests and jails, that lead to reform school and the true legacy of the slave South. The legacy of apartheid, the phobic racism of the white population played out in ways that were not avoidable. Florida School for Boys at Mariana was segregated. One side was white the other “colored.” The twain only met at two places. One the reform school’s central laundry.

I did what I always did when I “couldn’t take it anymore,” whatever level of rage or turmoil indicated that feeling. I ran away. Caught I was brought to that other place where blacks and whites shared a space: a place called ironically “the White House.”

That is where the white state men took kids who violated too many rules, or ran away, black and white, were beaten. They called it a paddle, but it was two lather straps with holes that met at a tapered end that when used skillfully, tore the skin from the lower back, ass and upper legs of the boys.

It had two rooms. In the one on the left they beat blacks and the one on the right was where they beat whites. The beatings were torture – both physical as then came reining down one after another until the man doing the beating decided you’d had enough. They were psychological: they kept you waiting while they beat the other boys so you had to endure their screams; reminding you of what you had just experienced, or terrifying you of what was to come. They threatened to beat you all the more if you moved or called out. It was torture. You could hear in their cracker drawls the centuries of madness exercised against African Americans, Native Americans and the poor whites that fell victim to their rule.

For some reason I found sitting on the black boys rack waiting to be beaten in the other room bizarre. It seemed so odd that they wouldn’t just beat me where I was. It was my second confrontation with the construct of racial insanity.

When I was taken to the infirmary to have the briars imbedded in my legs from where we’d hidden in running from the State cars, the town doctor who came once a week or upon call for the injured refused me anesthesia as he scalped out the briars.

“Boy like you don’t deserve no pain killer,” he said to me as I cried out from the pain.

My third meeting with the institutional racism of the South was as a basketball player on the school team. In Chicago my stepfather had taken me to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Like the millions who would come to be amazed by their ball handling that impression never left me. I then shared it with the bald headed jock of a coach during time out. He raged, sending me to the locker room. He followed me into the room and grabbed me by the throat screaming, “what was that you said – what did you say about them niggers?” He continued to scream at me, slamming my head into the locker over and over again. Only exhaustion or some level of appropriateness caused him to stop. I knew then what every sane person in America knows. Racism is not just discrimination – it is just not about dividing the poor and working class – it is about a terrible, psychotic strain that runs like a blood-born virus throughout the American consciousness.

I grew up following the trials and tribulations and supportive of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. By that time I had become a drummer and disc jockey already a dedicated blues fan of Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, then falling in love with the jazz of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Monk. I hung with black people, I jammed with black people and then one day I fell in love with a beautiful black woman who remained with me as my alcoholism took me to prison. In the Southern California of the early 1960’s prior to the Watts Rebellion prison was the Belly of the Beast. There I would meet America, the land that the white Christian Jesus gave to the Anglo-Saxons head on.

My relationship with the woman of color would brand me a “nigger lover.” The guards hated me, the white prisoners hated me, blacks treated me with a mixture of admiration, suspicion and out-right hostility for having taken that “black woman from them.” You either surrender, die or fight. I fought. I survived. And in a tortured way, I won. I became a prison organizer. I helped organize the first multi-racial prisoners union in the history of this nation.

And one day I became comrades with George Jackson, long time resistance fighter, black liberation leader, comrade who one tragic day would become known throughout the world as The Soledad Brother. After attempts by guards and white racist prisoners to kill me; when I didn’t surrender to the racism psychosis bled through the prison system George contacted me. We became friends and comrades. We shared both an analysis of American and the “Dachaus of America” that were holding African Americans as political prisoners; that were the catchall for the poor and dysfunctional of this nation. We shared dreams of a different America, a different world, one of personal, social and economic equality. We were socialists in a world of economic vampires.

I believe no greater bond can be made among humans this pledge of a shared vision and the work to bring it to fruition. It is a cause beyond one’s self. It is about selflessness.

When they came at me again spiriting me into yet another “administration segregation” where so many of us were killed or maimed, George came to my aid, securing the legal aid of the wonderful late Charles Garry and Fay Stender who saved me. I owe my life to him and to the late Huey Newton.

Newton’s decent in drug induced madness aside, they embodied the living legends of African American freedom fighters: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, Sinque, Denmark Vesey, Malcolm X. And of course, John Brown. How can you value their heroic efforts to bring humanity to America and not see the world differently from that time on?

It is in that light that one can see the pathetic, American corporate chosen, paltry offering of Barack Obama. No one who values that history – understands the demands of ethics can support Barack Obama as the “first black president.” That is like comparing Booker T. Washington to W.E. DuBois or Frederick Douglas.

And Hillary Rodham Clinton? At one time Frederick Douglas argued against the equal nature of the oppression of women and that of the African American. His point was that white women by the nature of their relationship with the patriarch white male already had more rights and/or access to rights than did the African. The fact that his own male blindness prevented him from understanding the misogynist nature of this society, white and black, prevented him from approaching the issue more soundly.

However he may have been prescient and the questions is very simple: Would Hillary be a high profile contender for President if it were not for her relationship to Ex-President Bill Clinton? Does she on her own, have either the experience, a list of political or social accomplishments, a level of professional expertise warranting “front runner” status among the Democratic Party’s professional politicians? None apparent.

Clinton as the first female president? If you disqualify her from the list because of the lack of credentials you only have her as woman with the highest, political public profile. Compare her elective record to Nancy Pelosi or Dianne Feinstein. Neither would be any more acceptable as a “progressive” candidate. As a woman, leader of her own constituency, what extraordinary honors has she to her credit? None. On what ought to be the number one issue concerning women, the violent, misogynist war against women and children by rape-battery-murdering men, she’s said virtually nothing.

Can you imagine an African American running for president who did not list the disparity of black males arrested and imprisoned; the continuing nature of racial discrimination they face in virtually every living social situation – housing – jobs – insurance – loans and credit - health care. Or commenting on the number of inner cultural murders by African American young men by African American young men? Or the high level of death dealing drugs destroying the life and health of young people in the community? They would be boycotted in the least, if not ran out of the neighborhood.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the race because she is a past White House spouse – that of the most wife-cheating, Democratic Party presidents since John F. Kennedy. How can she speak for women given that she “stood by her man” as he lied to her, her child and to the American people?

And lastly, John Edwards: he alright as “far as alright goes.” Every black person knows what that means – it translates into for a white man he is ok, but I still don’t trust him very far. Let watch and see what he does next.

The Populist Edwards arguably “won” the debate the other night as the woman and the black candidates went at each other, leaving the unnamed “white boy” sitting stiffly on the sidelines. Even when Obama repeatedly referred to himself as the black candidate and Hillary as the female candidate, he acted as though Edwards had no other personage than being a “white male,” the demographic he pointed out that Edwards was playing for in South Carolina.

Why didn’t Edwards verbally slap Obama’s racist comment right back in his face? Why didn’t face down Obama when he proffered that patronizing “now John, don’t get defensive” remark the last time Obama played the race and gender card?

Why doesn’t Edward get it when the one answer to the nation’s health care crisis is a One Payer system – that finally cancels out the predatory insurance industry; why doesn’t he get it that this sub-prime loan rip-off has torpedoed the American (and world economy,) and that there is plenty of cash available to help poor – working and middle class folks, (only a millionaire jerk would suggest $650.00 as a helping hand in economic and petro crisis of 2008,) simply by ending the war and cutting the fear driven defense industry’s budget?

Why doesn’t he get it that his father and the other workers in that factory and all their kin have every bit as much right to the protections that black people do: if you understand the history of the South you understand that the blacks and the white yeomanry were opposites of the same glove Massa – Boss Man used to slap each of them down? (And this does not dismiss the worsened conditions of African Americans – it acknowledges the legacy of the depressed nature of class when it came to the poor and working white people in the South.)

I almost believe Edward’s commitment to end poverty and to fight for the working-middle class. What I think he lacks is the authentic connectivity to those folks. That may be too many years in the rarified courtroom with other thousand dollar-suited lawyers – it may be just too damn much money that cushions him from the hard scrabble, part consumer greed, part necessity kind of life that makes it OK to shop at world scavenger, slave labor Wal Mart. I don’t know. But it also keeps him from the one intangible connection to the constituency that could build the ground swell needed for him to be the next best president of the US.

And one last thing: the integrity he wears on his sleeve can’t just extend to the poor-working-middle class oppressed! Integrity means saying NO when the constitution of the United States is trampled right before your very eyes and free speech is only offered to the rich: He never said one word when fellow Democratic Kucinich was censored out of the race. And if you can’t trust him on the principled issue of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States as his principle adversary, George W. Bush is destroying it, then how can you trust him to change “the broke government” in Washington?

Michael O’McCarthy is the Special Features Editor for the Los Angeles Free Press, author of REBELS IN HELL, and widely published journalist and blogger at The Hollywood Liberal.com.
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Tom in Canada said:

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Why I Won’t Support Obama – or Hillary the White House Spouse
An absolutely amazing article that encapsulates a American history lesson in a personal story of redemption and contribution. Michael O'McCarthy's article should be in every grade 12 American history class in North America and in every Social Studies 101 class in our universities. It is a story that should be read 5 years after reading The Catcher in the Rye. It is another coming of age classic that explains why history repeats itself again and again in all states and provinces, just more so in the "South"; where the last 150 years is looked upon as yesterday; and entitlement is a social disease.
 
January 25, 2008
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Dale Mastarone said:

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Certainly your reasons for not voting for Senator Clinton have great merit. Allow me to offer my reason(s). Hillary Clinton claims that she was an integral part of her husband’s administration. Let’s assume that she is not lying about that. Wasn’t it President William J. Clinton and his closest advisers (presumably including Hillary, according to her pronouncements) that massacred 86 innocent men, women and children on April 19, 1993, outside of Waco, Texas, at the Branch Davidian “compound” and Mrs. Clinton contributed to the decision to exterminate those innocents? The so-called “siege” began on February 28, 1993, and continued until April 19, 1993, 51 days later. There was plenty of time for someone that is an effective, experienced leader to calculate on how to end such standoff in peaceful fashion. It was on national news all the time, so Senator Hillary Clinton cannot deny knowledge, and her claim that she was part of the White House decision-making process throughout the Clinton administration obviously paints her as a co-conspirator in the cold-blooded murder of 86 innocent American citizens. Supposedly, it was Attorney General Janet Reno that handled the “crises” that ultimately ended up with innocent children being consumed by fire and infant children having their heads run over by Bradley fighting vehicles. Didn’t Hillary Clinton, as half of the “Billary” team, choose Janet Reno as Attorney General? My personal opinion, from listening to what presidential candidate Clinton asserts concerning the Iraq War that she voted for and supports wholeheartedly – is another completely inhumane act on her part to continue the cold-blooded murder scheme for years far into the future -- to continue to take the lives of innocent Iraqi men, women and children – and the lives and futures of American service members, illegally through force not authorized by the US Constitution. In my humble opinion Hillary Clinton should receive the 23 votes of a Federal Grand Jury to have her indicted for conspiracy to commit murder, 86 counts in the indictment for those lives taken illegally in Waco on April 19, 1993, rather than she getting even one vote for President of the United States in 2008. And, oh, by the way, the Clinton Administration aka “Billary” tried to build an impervious wall around the atrocities committed at the Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge, where several more innocent American lives, a 13 year old child and his mother, were snuffed by federal “enforcers”. What part did Hillary Clinton have in White House decisions regarding the Ruby Ridge cover-up? Up to now I cannot seem to find any logical reason whatsoever to want Hillary Clinton as Chief Executive of this country based upon the past conduct of the Clinton Administration she seeks to take credit for (and might be deserving of), when it is a question of government superiority versus innocent life. Hillary Clinton claims in her political ads that she has 35 years experience in creating change. Well, the woman is 60 years old. That made her 25 years old upon embarking on her career of change. Just out of law school at 25. Back when Hillary Clinton was studying law at Yale, the law was, and still is, according to the Constitution, that the government is prohibited from violating rights of individuals living in America. Now, as involves the argument whether a woman or black should be elected president? I’ll see you and raise you one. I would seriously consider voting for a black female with a Muslim father and Jewish mother, and the candidate values life of our children, those born and those yet unborn, and the candidate attends a Christian church, and the minister of the Christian church is even an avowed racist – just so long as I could have a public record to review that proved beyond any doubt that the candidate had an established record in the Congress or as a governor, say for at least 10 years, and all votes cast or executive acts were absolutely consistent with the Constitution. There is no candidate in this presidential election cycle of 2008 that meets all of the criteria set forth foregoing. Ron Paul is a white male, a Christian attending a church that does not promote racial inequality, Doctor Paul values life of humans – from conception until past elderly, he has only voted for Constitutionally-allowed measures in his 20 year tenure in the Congress -- so Ron Paul gets my support and my vote.
 
January 26, 2008
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Sowhothen? said:

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Reality Check
If you are not voting for any of the democratic candidates than who are you voting for? Republican Huckabee, who thinks he is running for the next Christian Pastor of the United States as oppose to President? Or the Republicans that will do noting for poor White and poor Black a like and will devastate the economy even more while giving the rich and their favorite businesses all the free rides possible?

In the real world you have to choose. After what you said and who you will not vote for, your options are even worse.
 
January 29, 2008
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William R. Sell said:

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Learn 2 think feryerself.
Gitcher poopinagroup Dude. Every GD problem this country suffers from is the direct result of allowing those we elect to ignore our Constitution...Why? "cause we get noodled into electeing them. Insanity has been described as doing the same thing the same way repeatedly and expecting different results. You had it almost right, the part about electing those that don't represent US. All those "candidates" you decry are the ones the corporate media and AIPAC want you to elect. Ron Paul IS the candidate to REALLY change things-that's WHY he's being ignored and politically derailed by the media.
 
February 04, 2008
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John said:

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What should the government do to help the poor, give them money??? There is already free health care, just go to the ER. There is more money for the poor for education than any other group if they wanted it. Should the government be responsible for the poor since they refuse to be responsible themselves???

John
 
February 05, 2008
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Meg said:

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Where do you stand?
So, where do you stand in this election? Not making a choice is making a choice and failure to act will not help bring about the change you want to see happen. There has to be at least one candidate who stands for some of the values that you are passionate about...
 
April 17, 2008
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Janet Reno said:

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Like Father Like Son --
Obama’s efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Cheney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Cheney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten’s of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON --
Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming Tax Fraud charges — Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --

OBAM YOU'RE NO JFK --

"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Beneath that Darth-Vader-Mace-Windu-Jedi-Me ssiah Helmet Hairdo of Michelle Obama lurks a Wildabeast. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. The Lexis-Nexis-Albatross-Abacus-Complex of Barack and Michelle's relationship with MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; is about as much of a Hoax as Oxfam volunteers believe in HIV-- AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed.
"God damn America" - Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama --
"God bless America" - Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton --
If Barack Obama had married the sexual Shaniqua instead of Leftist-Sexist-Racist Michelle, his Jackenapes Collegial Elitism, excitedly-fixed-Nemet-oure-Saxas black rage, and "GLORK" black demagoguery of Obama's Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; would be taken a lot more seriously. Expectations are that Obama will manage his explosive MUSLIM JIHADI -- FATIMA EXTREMISM obsession bitter. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

THE SPEECH --

The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

MUSLIM LIES --

The ILLIGITIAMTE MUSLIM MESSIA has blundered yet again!!! The self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, lied about the politics of his campaign. The danger involved with this self-aggrandizing, -a-hoop, Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama is that -- "Like Father Like Son" Obama is constantly wanting to impress America with "...his incapacity for sound judgment." In 2005, Sen. Obama voted for the Dick Cheney energy bill, which Cheney wrote in secret with the oil industry. Hillary Clinton opposed Cheney's energy bill, has a plan to eliminate oil industry tax breaks, and would require oil companies to contribute to a $50 billion strategic energy fund to jump-start research and investment in clean energy technologies. On top of the horrible crime Obama executed in Harlem, the fact is, we have to hear it from Karl Rove about Obama's latest Campaign Crisis.

"GLORK" Top Ten Obama Lies:

1. Obam said his parents met at the Selma march -- Reality: He was born 4 years before that.

2. Obam said he was a constitutional law professor -- Reality: . . . Obama Made This False Claim In His 2004 Senate Race. “Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama's primary [Senate] campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school..

3. Obam said he spoke fluent Indonesian as a child -- Reality: . . . Obama has claimed on numerous occasions to have become fluent in Indonesian in six months. Yet another Phi Beta Krakatau lie from Obama. Those who knew him disputed that during recent interviews. Israel la Pareira Darmawan, Obama's 1st-grade teacher, said she attempted to help him learn the Indonesian language by going over pronunciation and vowel sounds. Truth-be-told: Obama's Indonesian teachers say Kaku-Pooh.

4. Obam said he was involved in community asbestos and housing project for the poor -- Reality: . . . Didn't happen. This was the basis for Barack and Michelle's claim, that he was a community activist on the South and East Side of Chicago. Usher United Arab Emirates (UAE) A lie both he and his twenty-four (24) mule-team, Hus-suey loving wife Michelle Obama have been claiming in the campaign -- Reality: The Chicago Newspaper's Obelus -- Kiss-A-Cuss:...NO-MAMA.

5. Obam said in his book that he received his racial awakening at age nine reading a Life/Ebony Magazine story about a black man who was scarred trying to dye his skin white -- Reality: . . . Didn't happen. Both Magazines (Life and Ebony), and the Rev. Wright and Farrakhan MUSLIM Trumpet Newsmagazine say, just didn't happen.

6. Obam’s Campaign Didn’t Have The “Technical Capacity” To Produce The “1984” Ad:

Obama: “But it's not something that we had anything to do with or were aware of and that frankly, given what it looks like, we don't have the technical capacity to create something like that.” (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 3/24/07) -- Reality:...The Creator Admitted All It Took Was A “Sunday Afternoon” On His Mac. Phillip de Vellis: “I made the ad on a Sunday afternoon in my apartment using my personal equipment (a Mac and some software), uploaded it to YouTube, and sent links around to blogs.”

7. Obam’s Campaign Claimed His High School Friend Tried To Extort Money From Them:

“According To The Obama Campaign, [Obama’s Punahou Classmate Keith] Kakugawa Explicitly Raised The Possibility That He Could Make Up False Stories About Obama, Implying He Would Do So If The Campaign Did Not Give Him Money.” (Maurice Possley, Kirsten Scharnberg and Ray Gibson, -- Reality: “...An Old Friend's Troublesome Return,” Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07).

8. Obam voted to bring low-cost foreign labor into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -- Reality: . . . This was a slap in the face against the African-Americans who were displaced in that city. Obama also voted to place Michael Chertoff, the man responsible for the Katrina catastrophe, in charge of Homeland Security. Obama voted for Senate-Bills that gave Blackwater the funding they needed to shoot the folks of New Orleans who were only trying to save their own lives. Inextricably, the towel head voted to allow Michael Chertoff to waive all applicable laws, including murder, torture, kidnaping, and he suppoted water-boarding.

9. Obam voted more than five times for USA-PATRIOT ACT renewal -- Reality: . . . This is a Senate-Bill patently offensive to most Americans. City after city has passed resolutions condemning USA-PATRIOT ACT. Passively or reflexively, Obama chose to side with tyranny over freedom and Bush over the folks on this issue. The Real ID Act, which would allow Michael Chertoff to declare martial law and imprison Americans, was supported by ex-patriot Obama, as noted above.

10. Obam is not a MAD MAN. Sen. Obama has not exaggerated the disconnection with . . ."The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth" --Ex. xxxiv. 6; or extolled his MUSLIM vexatious madrassahs'-faux-pas-us. Sen. Obama Is not involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor, now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO); or Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley. Sen. Obama is not involved with, nor has Sen. Obama exhibited any nuclear security, bribery, money payoffs, or cronyism in the state of Illinois; or criminal activities related to the BIG HALIBURTAN and V.P. Cheney's Halliburton bribery case; or any political misjudgment in his escalating Campaign Crisis. Sen. Obama does not take money from people who hire lobbyists, partners of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, former lobbyists or state lobbyists. "GLORK" Sen. Obama Is not involved with any Hoax or Oxfam volunteers and HIV-- AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed. Sen. Obama is not associated with Exiled "God damn America" SOULJAH JIHAD -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, MUSLIM EXTREMIST (MalcomX KillA) -- Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery; or Obama's Apologia-Mea Culpa; or Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; Sen. Obama has not exulted the virtue of being an aggrieved black man. Sen. Obama has not expressed the troublesome sub-text of the October Surprise: "X-Files" -- The 1980 election scandal exposed....the extraneous-demon-us-venomous anger-driven association between Obama and aging [VX] Vietnam-era Weather Underground Radical Extremist William Ayers. Sen. Obama is not a separatist-racist. Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast is not a separatist-racist. Sen. Obama is not a self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box. "GLORK" Obama executed no crime in Harlem. Obama is Not America's Poison -- Reality:...He's Radio-Active.

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SOULJAH JIHAD -- OBAMA CAMPAIGN CRISIS

The Republicans' disengagement (media bias), if not disillusionment, with the economic campaign issues is borne out by the fact that many more Republicans are able to explain, extinguish, and excoriate the name Barrack Obama with the term (JIHAD), than can name Bush/Dick Cheney and McCain -- as the Big Oil -- BIG HALLIBURTAN politicians expanding GOP IRAQ WAR ideology, and Republican White House Party Elders' GI Bill of Rights for the 21st century IRAQ WAR ECONOMY. Even among Republicans, Clinton is much more visible than GOP presumptive candidate John McCain towards affecting positively the important economic issues facing America's middle class economy.

When asked who they would vote for in the general election for president of the United States, the natural pendulum swing in America is 79% of Republicans named Hillary Clinton as their choice. Reasons for Obama's Campaign Crisis "GLORK" Campaign Crisis include:

"Obama has more holes in him than Swiss-Cheese." (CNN’s “Politics.com,” 4/01/0smilies/cool.gif

Obama's presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

Obama has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received over six million dollars from the Securities & Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obam has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]


"GLORK" SOULJAH JIHAD -- CAMPAIGN CRISIS
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WASHINGTON — Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened.

"GLORK" Sen. Barack Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened over the last month, particularly among men and upper-income voters, as voters have taken a slightly less positive view of him than they did after his burst of victories in February, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The survey suggests that Mr. Obama, Democrat of Illinois, may have been at something of a peak in February, propelled by a string of primary and caucus victories over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and that perceptions of him are dramatically trending downward.

Mr. Obama’s favorability rating among Democratic primary voters has dropped seventeen percentage points, to 42 percent, since the last Times/CBS News survey, in late February. While that figure is steadily declining, this dramatic decline came in a month during which he endured withering attacks from Mrs. Clinton, and responded to reports that his exiled former pastor had made politically inflammatory statements from his church’s pulpit in Chicago, and swirling questions about what Barack Obama did in Harlem -- from which he cannot extricate himself.

The events of the last month appear to have fundamentally altered the race for the party’s nomination and provided Mrs. Clinton’s campaign extensive evidence of a collapse in Mr. Obama’s standing or an overwhelming preference voiced for Mrs. Clinton by Democratic and Republican voters in polls: -- perplexing developments in Obama's ongoing Campaign Crisis, that could be used to persuade uncommitted super-delegates to sign on with Hillary Clinton.

Twenty-six percent of the general electorate voters who heard of the Apologia speech that Mr. Obama the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama gave to try to deal with the controversy over Obama's separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah, said it made them dislike him. And 74 percent of Democrats and Republicans said Mr. Obama's Campaign Crisis "GLORK" Campaign Crisis "God damn America" - Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama. "God bless America" - Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton....stems from the fact that he shows continued misjudgment for even the most challenging problems. Next, the overall opinion of people in the news this year; Mr. Obama lacks the decisive capability to lead, willingness to listen, conviction and courage. Mr. Obama is no Alexander Manly when it comes to sexist-racist issues, and he uses false charges and exaggerated hate-the Saxon-race claims to play politics with national security. Mr. Obama lied about the politics of his campaign, and knew about Rev. Wright's MUSLIM Farrakhan - JIHADI -- FATIMA EXTREMIST mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

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Colfax: Sen. Obama on Lobbyists --

"When it comes to lobbyists, Senator Obama’s words might sound nice but voters need to make sure they read the fine print. Despite trying to give the impression that he has no relationship with lobbyists or special interests, the reality is that Senator Obama takes money from people who hire lobbyists, partners of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, former lobbyists and state lobbyists.” –Statement from Clinton Deputy Communications Director, Phil Singer
Sen. Obama Has Ties to Lobbyists in His Presidential Bid

Public Citizen: 10 of Sen. Obama's bundlers have been federal lobbyists. The Public Citizen report listed the following ten bundlers for Sen. Obama who have registered as federal lobbyists: Frank Clark, Commonwealth Edison; Scott Harris, Harris Wiltshire and Grannis; Allan J. Katz, Akerman Senterfitt; Robert S. Litt, Arnold & Porter; Thomas J. Perrelli, Jenner and Block; Thomas A. Reed, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP; Paul N. Roth, Schulte Roth & Zabel; Miriam Sapiro, Summit Strategies; Alan Solomont, Solomont Bailis Ventures; and Tom E. Wheeler, Core Capital Partners. [Public Citizen, 1/29/08]

Sen. Obama takes money from employees of firms that lobby and has lobbyists as advisers. "But those who lobby for a living say it's not that simple, and even Obama's stance shows some flexibility. He won't take money from federal lobbyists but accepts money from employees of firms and corporations that lobby, and he uses lobbyists and other government relations professionals as advisers... Obama has also used major fundraisers who are registered lobbyists on the state level. And he uses registered federal lobbyists such as Broderick Johnson, who lobbies for AT&T and Shell Oil, among others, as a campaign adviser. Because Johnson isn't giving money to Obama, his name won't show up in Federal Election Commission records." [Chicago Tribune, 2/10/08]

Bloomberg: Five of [Obama’s] ten biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington. "While Obama doesn't accept money from registered federal lobbyists, five of his 10 biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington…Among Obama's top donors were employees of the Chicago-based law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, who gave $105,750 in the first quarter. The firm was paid $4.5 million last year" for lobbying the federal government. [Bloomberg, 6/7/07]

Obama's presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

Obama has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has received over six million dollars from the Securities & Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

Obama has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

Prior to His Presidential Campaign, Sen. Obama took Money from Lobbyists and PACs

1996-2004: $296,000 of the $461,000 Sen. Obama raised as a state senator came from PACs, corporate contributions or unions. "But behind Obama's campaign rhetoric about taking on special interests lies a more complicated truth. A Globe review of Obama's campaign finance records shows that he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists and PACs as a state legislator in Illinois, a US senator, and a presidential aspirant. In Obama's eight years in the Illinois Senate, from 1996 to 2004, almost two-thirds of the money he raised for his campaigns -- $296,000 of $461,000 -- came from PACs, corporate contributions, or unions, according to Illinois Board of Elections records. He tapped financial services firms, real estate developers, healthcare providers, oil companies, and many other corporate interests, the records show." [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

In his 2004 U.S. Senate race, Sen. Obama raised $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs. "Obama's US Senate campaign committee, starting with his successful run in 2004, has collected $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics. His $1.3 million from PACs represents 8 percent of what he has raised overall." [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

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April 20, 2008
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