The REAL Truth About Barack Obama!

Over on the forbidden site, a bunch of us got together and produced the email below. It is an attempt to speak truth against the viral email lies that are being spread against Barack Obama. It has been converted to web sites, squiddoo lenses, over 3000 emails, and more. I thought I'd post it here to give the Obama supporters in this audience a chance to send the email or distribute it in any way they'd like. The original project along with html and text versions of the final email can be found here.

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Is There Really a Media Bias?

There has been a lot of talk here on MYDD about a media bias towards Obama. In light of the recent events and coming events I think it is time to put that theory to rest. Hillary appeared on SNL last night and the Daily Show will have her on Monday night.

The timing of both of these appearances (and the Tina Fey commentary last week,) are all clearly designed to help Clinton turn things around ahead of Tuesday's Primaries in Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Now, this is great strategy from Clinton's campaign (which is a bit surprising since they have appeared, on occasion, completely tone death.) If Clinton eventually wins the nomination I would say that it will be in spite of her high level advisors rather than because of them.

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Obama's $60 Million February?

Patrick Ruffini, a GOPer but perceptive web techie, projects that Obama's Campaign is going to hit $60M in fundraising for the month of February alone:

 According to my initial projections off this crowdsourced spreadsheet of Obama donations I set up after the Wisconsin victory, Obama has already raised at least $45 million for February and is on track to raise $60 million for the month.

A source who tracks Obama's public donation number like a hawk tells me that Obama had tallied about 256,000 donors for the year as of the end of January. Those donors produced $36 million in receipts, for an average contribution of $140.

Obama's public donor count stands at 583,525, meaning about 327,000 people donated in February. With the same average, that would give Obama just over $46 million in 21 days.

This is in line with the expectations game they are playing. The campaign says they will raise at least $36 million in February. You can bet that they wouldn't say that if they hadn't already passed the mark, plus a decent sized buffer. Their lowered expectations call for them to beat January's total, when they will in fact blow them out.

He goes on to say that he believes Obama's campaign will quite possibly hit $70M.

What this reflects is not simply Obama-mania but a highly mobilized Democratic base rallying around the perceived leader.

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Thank you Obama, you have convinced an Edwards supporter

Pride is a damn powerful thing. For some of us, we get behind a candidate because, well, we want them to win. For me with John Edwards, it is different. Let me tell you why I was proud to support Edwards, and how Barack Obama convinced me that he has truly taken on Edward's mantle in this campaign, leaving behind both Hillary Clinton, John McCain and the politics of parsing...

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Hillary and her Iraq vote

Yes, Hillary voted for the war (as Obama and his supporters describe her vote), but she was dooped into it like almost all of the world was.  American support, at the time, was greater than 80%!  Bush, and his cronies, fooled everyone with their lies.  Obama supporters forget a statement he made reported by ABC News Jonathan Greenberger on May 17, 2007 (and repeated numerous times): 2007/05/obama_slams_cli.html

""I think what people might point to is our different assessments of the war in Iraq," Obama said at the time, "although I'm always careful to say that I was not in the Senate, so perhaps the reason I thought it was such a bad idea was that I didn't have the benefit of U.S. intelligence."

But this morning, Obama attacked Clinton head-on for her initial support of the war, and even accused her of trying to "revise history" on the vote."

Later in the article:

"In fact, Obama's Senate voting record on Iraq is nearly identical to Clinton's.  Over the two years Obama has been in the Senate, the only Iraq-related vote on which they differed was the confirmation earlier this year of General George Casey to be Chief of Staff of the Army, which Obama voted for and Clinton voted against. Just last week, in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Obama conceded that his position on the war is not the "polar opposite" of Clinton's."

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