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  1. #1 "African-American's" For Obama 
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    comments below are pretty disturbing...
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    "African-Americans For Obama".

    I seriously thought this was going to be a goof. Who else did the A-A community overwhelming go for? I don't expect anything to change this November.
     

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    Im suprised the dislikes out number the likes. Youtube users are usually pretty pro-left.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    "African-Americans For Obama".

    I seriously thought this was going to be a goof. Who else did the A-A community overwhelming go for? I don't expect anything to change this November.
    Not so much a goof as a blinding flash of the obvious. It's sort of like Mormons for Romney, or Corrupt Thugs for Harry Reid.
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    Or stupid people for liberal candidates.
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    Why isn't there a Negros 4 No-bama group???:eek:
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Didn't Obama's mother form a group called Typical White People for Obama?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Didn't Obama's mother form a group called Typical White People for Obama?
    You mean after she died two years before he ran for Illinois pretend senator?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You mean after she died two years before he ran for Illinois pretend senator?
    He is thinking of the president's grandmother. It is an obscure reference to a problem some had with Obama's speech on race back during the 2008 Democratic Primary when the media (being in the bag for him) was crucifying him over comments made by his pastor.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You mean after she died two years before he ran for Illinois pretend senator?
    Arroyo is correct, for once. It was his grandmother, although being dead has never been an impediment to voting in Illinois before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    He is thinking of the president's grandmother. It is an obscure reference to a problem some had with Obama's speech on race back during the 2008 Democratic Primary when the media (being in the bag for him) was crucifying him over comments made by his pastor.
    It was hardly obscure. He referred to his grandmother (you were correct, bask in it) as a "typical white person", and it became one of the most notable quotes of the campaign. However, the media declined to deal with the implications of the statement, and did their best to ignore it (and any other criticism of Obama). Your claim that the media crucified him over Jeremiah Wright's odious sermons, is laughable. In fact, the bulk of the media, as documented in the Jouno-List scandal, actively sought to render that topic off limits, by making baseless accusations of racism against anyone who asked if Obama shared any of Wright's opinions or was otherwise influenced by him (such as, you know, naming his book after a line from one of his sermons, that kind of thing). Here are the relevant facts, as reported at the time by the Daily Caller (which, you will no doubt decry as a partisan source, but it is a partisan source with quotes from the original Journo-List):

    Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright
    By Jonathan Strong - The Daily Caller 1:15 AM 07/20/2010

    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.

    The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

    Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

    Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

    In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

    Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.”

    “Richard Kim got this right above: ‘a horrible glimpse of general election press strategy.’ He’s dead on,” Tomasky continued. “We need to throw chairs now, try as hard as we can to get the call next time. Otherwise the questions in October will be exactly like this. This is just a disease.”

    (In an interview Monday, Tomasky defended his position, calling the ABC debate an example of shoddy journalism.)

    Thomas Schaller, a columnist for the Baltimore Sun as well as a political science professor, upped the ante from there. In a post with the subject header, “why don’t we use the power of this list to do something about the debate?” Schaller proposed coordinating a “smart statement expressing disgust” at the questions Gibson and Stephanopoulos had posed to Obama.

    “It would create quite a stir, I bet, and be a warning against future behavior of the sort,” Schaller wrote.

    Tomasky approved. “YES. A thousand times yes,” he exclaimed.

    The members began collaborating on their open letter. Jonathan Stein of Mother Jones rejected an early draft, saying, “I’d say too short. In my opinion, it doesn’t go far enough in highlighting the inanity of some of [Gibson's] and [Stephanopoulos’s] questions. And it doesn’t point out their factual inaccuracies …Our friends at Media Matters probably have tons of experience with this sort of thing, if we want their input.”

    Jared Bernstein, who would go on to be Vice President Joe Biden’s top economist when Obama took office, helped, too. The letter should be “Short, punchy and solely focused on vapidity of gotcha,” Bernstein wrote.

    In the midst of this collaborative enterprise, Holly Yeager, now of the Columbia Journalism Review, dropped into the conversation to say “be sure to read” a column in that day’s Washington Post that attacked the debate.

    Columnist Joe Conason weighed in with suggestions. So did Slate contributor David Greenberg, and David Roberts of the website Grist. Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, helped too.

    Journolist members signed the statement and released it April 18, calling the debate “a revolting descent into tabloid journalism and a gross disservice to Americans concerned about the great issues facing the nation and the world.”

    The letter caused a brief splash and won the attention of the New York Times. But only a week later, Obama – and the journalists who were helping him – were on the defensive once again.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/20/do...#ixzz1mT9CbZaN
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