Sticks, Stones and Mr. Obama Washington Post, DC - Jan 27, 2007IT'S BECOME a fad among some conservatives to refer to the junior senator from Illinois by his full name: Barack Hussein Obama. ...
• The Obama Madrassa Hoax Newsweek - Jan 27, 2007 By Jonathan Alter. Jan. 27, 2007 - What will the first full week of Campaign '08 be remembered for? That Barack Obama was under attack for his behavior as a ...
Hillary and John Kerry must be pondering where was all this protection from the press for them. The media looks like a bunch of cape buffalos surrounding its young from all harm. No other candidate from either party is going to get this sort of protection. Now if Obama was a Republican, you think it would be the same reaction?
Silly question as the NYTIMES points out that MSNBC has also used Insight's anon scoops to push stories regarding the White House and anyone remember any uproar about it?
|"....And the Fox News rival MSNBC has picked up several of Insight’s other recent anonymous “scoops.” Among them: that Mr. Bush was afraid to fire his adviser Karl Rove because “he knows too much”; that there is a rift between President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the president’s support for Israel; and that Mr. Bush spent the months before the midterm elections in a bunker-mentality focused on the Iraq war and the elections to the exclusion of all else. Mr. Kuhner has appeared as a guest on both networks."|
Can we please get to Obama's Illinois political record which shows that all this centrist generic pap he is getting praised for is just for show?
Lee News: Barack Obama has built a solid liberal record
|U.S. Sen. Barack Obama appeals to a cross-section of America as an eloquent speaker with the potential to bridge a political battlefield bloodied by years of fighting.|
But underlying the Chicago Democrat's sudden rise to fame over the past two years is a solid liberal record built over 10 years in Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C.
It's the kind of record that, no doubt, will help him in such places as Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses should he run for the presidency. But it could leave some people questioning his ability to narrow the partisan divide.
Obama, who objects to ideological labels, wins high marks from progressives on environment, abortion and labor issues, as well as on civil liberties and education, all of which are vital to winning the Democratic Party's presidential nominating process."
AP: Obama's Past Offers Ammo for Critics.
|SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may have a lot of explaining to do.|
He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. He supported allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons, but opposed allowing people to use banned handguns to defend against intruders in their homes. And the list of sensitive topics goes on.
With only a slim, two-year record in the U.S. Senate, Obama doesn't have many controversial congressional votes which political opponents can frame into attack ads. But his eight years as an Illinois state senator are sprinkled with potentially explosive land mines, such as his abortion and gun control votes.
It is all there ready for the digging. He didn't get the label "left of Mao Tse-tung" for nothing.