This Week With 'The Presumptive Democratic Nominee' Barack Obama, June 28-July 6, 2008

reposted with permission and cross-posted at Daily Kos

                                           obama family in butte, montana, july 4, 2008


I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Since, I am late posting "This Week" and just getting back in town, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  A few things first:

If you have not given to the DNC for the Convention or to the Obama Campaign, between arguing, please do so.  The DNC is running on empty now, due to the ridiculously, long primary season and money mismangement, in my view.  The money is low, don't believe it, read it all here. Barack is also in full fundraising mode.  We all know what this is about.  If you want to win, you need money to do that.  Barack would not be able to run ads in almost 1/2 the country if he did not have the money to do so.  Remember Kerry, and the swiftboat ads and the slow response because he did not have the money to combat the ads?  Just sayin', don't let anger get in the way of winning this thing in November.

Right now funding the DNC and the Obama Campaign is top priority.  It has to be, the primary ran too long, we got a very late start on everything and the Convention is right around the corner, as well as the General Election.  You know not only what to do, but what this is about in November, WINNING.

Barack is accepting the nomination in front of over 75K people at the Invesco/Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.  Sorry, I am from the old school and refuse to process companies names on sport stadiums, so it will always be Mile High to me.  Just as Cominsky Park will always be THAT to me, from the Southside of Chicago.  Anyway moving on, for a donation as small as $5.00 your name just may be picked from one of ten to enjoy the convention up close and personal in Denver.  This also includes meeting Barack Obama.  More information is here.

Lastly, please give to the DNC.  Donate to the DNC here.


Double lastly, please give to the Obama Campaign, by DONATING HERE.

Thank You.


obama with kids from east community ministry, zanesville, ohio


Missed Obama's FISA position, read it here.


patriotism speech in independence, missouri, june 30, 2008


Obama is live on ipod.  You can retrieve and listen to all his speeches, townhall meetings, special events.  You can get all the information, here.


                                     obama's laid back, enjoying his daughter's soccer game


The Obama Girls (Melia and Sasha, respectively) were promised, come hell or high water, a dog after going through this grueling campaign season.  The girls deserve it 360 percent.  Anytime you take a parent away from their children it is tough.  You are reducing the home to basically a one parent home, which is what happened.  So, for all the strife of the Obama Girls there now is a pet poll for which dog the girls should get.  I know the family is interested in a "shed free dog" and will like to turn their attention to this list.

And for personal experience, I have had two of the dogs on the list.  The bichon frise and havanese. Both dogs don't shed, both are loyal to the owners, both are sweet, both are small dogs and both are fun to have around.

One caveat, the bichon frise is a breed that has been over bred.  The havenese is still a newer breed to this country, originating in Cuba.  The bichon is a stubborn dog, have not met one that is not.  The havenese is extremely loyal, easy to train and totally fun.  I love both breeds and hope the Obamas investigate well before picking the right dog for their family.


call to service, colorado springs, colorado


List of missed Obama speeches, talks, briefings and all of the et cetera...

Barack Obama Addresses A.M.E. Church General Conference
Barack Obama on Veterans in Fargo, ND
Barack Obama Reiterates his Stance on Iraq
Fourth of July Parade in Butte, Montana
Barack Obama at 4th of July Picnic
Barack Obama in Zanesville, OH
The Obamas at Melia's Soccer Game in Chicago, Illinois


                                       obama with jerry orvin in colorado springs, colorado


The Long, Long List Of McFlip/Flops (McCain that is) by StuHunter; Unfit for duty:  McCain physically assaulted foreign official in 1987 by Geekesque; Elizabeth Edwards to Headline $40 million Health Care Coalition. by GlowNZ; The Obamas, Mortgages and Creditworthiness by SusanG; John "I Didn't Say What I Said" McCain by Todd Beeton; Cool Obama Family Campaigns & Celebrates by maureen; John Edwards to Debate Karl Rove by MLDB; Judge Requires YouTube to Turn Over User IP Addresses by ohmproject; Countdown to $200 oil: International Energy Agency says current prices justified by Jerome a Paris; Cleaning Up After the Worst Presidency in History by mcjoan

the slideshow, drumroll please....

i will be back in form next sunday.  remember to donate, volunteer and focus on obama, not the drama...

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Tags: 2008 election, Barack Obama, Democrat, DNC, Michelle Obama, obama family, president (all tags)



Re: This Week With 'The Presumptive Democratic Nom

..and the hits jist keep coming...

There may be some..
still uncomfortable..
hey it's a new house..for some
relax..being comfortable will arrive..
as it always has..

by nogo postal 2008-07-07 03:27PM | 0 recs
Take the WSJ Poll:

Who is better to handle the economy?  Obama or McCain? 19

by Edna Howard 2008-07-07 06:41PM | 0 recs
Another Week With 'The Presumptious Nominee'

And another week of backtracking on true universal health care, the death penalty, abortion rights, Iraq, FISA, and many other core progressive values.

by Xov Wonk 2008-07-07 07:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Another Week With 'The Presumptious Nominee'

Yeah, sorry that he turned out not to be the leftist characature you made him out to be.  Whatever will you do now?

I know - he's a flipflopper!

by MeganLocke 2008-07-07 07:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Another Week With 'The Presumptious Nominee'

Can you READ?

Jesus, he did not change his stance on Iraq, or abortion rights.

Again, veiled GOP'ers on a Democratic site, trying to stir shit up.

by Edna Howard 2008-07-07 08:31PM | 0 recs
Xov, you never did answer me.

In response to your assertion that any suggestion that abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare" constituted an abrogation of the right to abortion, and condescendingly snapped at the diarist:

What part of "Abortion is a NON-NEGOTIABLE right" do you not understand?

I posted this:

Other non-negotiable rights:
The right to smoke tobacco (once you reach age eighteen)...
The right to become a Scientologist...
The right to cheat on one's spouse...
The right to drink one's (over 21) self into a stupor...
The right to speak hatefully about homosexuals, women, and minorities...

People are fully within their rights to do all of these things.  That doesn't mean that these behaviors should be encouraged, or that it is somehow an abrogation of these rights to encourage people not to engage in them.

Same goes for abortion.  Sure, you can have one if you want one--it's your right.  But just because you can doesn't mean that you should.  There is nothing wrong with treating abortion like the other rights I listed, and undertaking a campaign to persuade people not to do it by offering alternatives and counseling.

What part of that don't you understand?

You never responded.  If you can find a flaw in my argument, please share it.  (And no, "I just don't agree with you" is not a logical flaw, sorry.)  If not, you owe that diarist an apology for your behavior throughout the thread.

by Elsinora 2008-07-07 09:23PM | 0 recs
Cute pics!
Mad at Obama for his stance on gay marriage-AND the Dems whole nomination travesty (I have no respect for the DNC anymore)- therefore I won't donate 1 red cent to ANY OF THEM this year.  I do like Obama though- and his family is adorable!!  I will vote for him- just no money.
Good thing he doesn't seem to need it from me anyway!
by easyE 2008-07-07 07:57PM | 0 recs

Until the DNC and Howard Dean stop the crap about not allowing Hillary on the ballot (after all Howard, with his measly 167 or so delegates, was allowed on the ballot in 2004), they get NOT ONE PENNY MORE from me.  Ever.

Obama has already disrespected me and many of my fellow Democrats far too many times, so it will be a cold day in hell before I give him anything.

by Montague 2008-07-07 08:07PM | 0 recs
Hold up...

was the "exclusion of Hillary from the ballot" story ever actually confirmed?  Last I checked, it was still just an unsourced assertion by certain disgruntled former Hillary supporters with no evidence to back it up.

If there is real evidence that has come to light since then, I apologize for doubting you.  But if there is still no evidence, you should be ashamed of yourself--both for falling for the lie and for spreading it.

by Elsinora 2008-07-07 09:16PM | 0 recs
Enough with this "ashamed of yourself"

crap.  Give me a break.  Try this right here:

A second question was edgy: would Obama accept a roll call vote at the convention? Obama responded judiciously, according to the participant, saying, "Hillary and I are going to negotiate this thing and talk about it, and obviously we're going to do what is right for the party. We're all going to make sure we agree."

source (not some disgruntled Hillary supporters but rather a respected journal): ives/2008/06/after_the_press_leaves_some _ed_1.php

All he had to say is, I support a roll call vote from the delegates.  Even if you would rather it be said at one of his press conferences, I can only agree.  

He should say it loud and clear and in public that he supports a roll call vote as ALWAYS happens at the Dem convention.  His failure to do so speaks volumes.

by Montague 2008-07-08 06:03AM | 0 recs
Ah yes.

Obama doesn't answer either way--according to an unnamed, apparently formerly pro-Clinton donor as the only source for his statement, one might add--and this translates to "ZOMG THIS IZ PRUF THAT THER WONT B A ROLL CALL!"

Give me a break.

And yes, spreading a crap story about any Cemocrat with no real evidence to back it up is something you should be ashamed of, because it my lips...shameful.  It was shameful when people did it to Hillary, and it's shameful now.

by Elsinora 2008-07-08 12:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Ah yes.

It's shameful that you are helping the Democrats lose the WH by being so foolish as to listen, starry-eyed, to pretty speeches instead of delving into issues and history.

by Montague 2008-07-08 12:19PM | 0 recs
Thanks for the diary.

I had seen the Colo. Springs speech before but this is the first time I noticed that the guy at the left of the screen with the Colorado for Obama T-Shirt is one of my neighbors.  LOL, the lucky dog!

by GFORD 2008-07-07 11:33PM | 0 recs


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