Thanks to Alfonso Nevarez over at DKos for the diary and for linking to this.
I can't tell you how many times people scream out REZKO and are still so very, very ignorant about our Democratic Nominee for president.
So here it is, a handy video link to email those folks and get out the vote!!
I really like the way this one done for the simple reason is that people who don't spend their lives on these blogs aren't aware of the type of BS that candidates have to go about 'disproving'. Especially in the age of new media where things fly around quick as lightening. I've seen some of these accusations HERE which blows me away because, really, you people ought to know better.
Well, most of you anyway. :P
Forget the primaries.
Forget the caucuses.
Forget the superdelegates.
Forget the popular vote.
Forget the electoral votes.
Forget the swing states.
Forget the big states.
Forget the General Election polls (5 months away).
Put Clinton and Obama in bowling shoes and have them decide the nomination in a best of three tournament.
Of course, in the unlikely event that if Obama wins, the tournament becomes best of five.
And if Obama wins the best of five, the tournament will become best of seven.
for them, it's a conflation of Black Christianity and liberation theology with Muslim identity. In their addled, confused brains, they equate Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali with Black Panthers and Black churches.
It's all the same to their minds, and it's all oogah-boogah scary.
So for them, there's no distinction between being a member of Reverend Wright's church, and being a Farrakhan Muslim. And since all Muslims are the same to them, there's no difference between Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Osama Bin Laden.
Seriously. Serious question. Is it he is too different for you? Does the fact that he has a varied background scare you? His race, religion, his wife? What? I totally get advocating for Hillary, but the hatred for Obama screams of something deeper than just not liking the man's politics.
At some point one begins to wonder what is really behind the anti-Obama rants. Of course he isn't a freaking messiah. He's a politicians. I good one. Good enough to beat Hillary at a game she claimed she was better at playing.
You can't just loathe him for that reason, though. it's something else. Do you actually believe those forwards? The manchurian candidate thing? Wright is a little off center but he was a proud marine. Not exactly unamerican.
Do you think Barack is unamerican? If that's so, I'm terrified to hear what your definition of American is.
--Diarists who start out their diaries with a blatantly dishonest comment. (Some people refer to "a blatantly dishonest comment" as a "lie.")
(Barack Obama is NOT "our nominee." At this point, he's not even "the likely nominee," although he may be the latter in a few days.)
--New people (my definition of "new people" is folks that have been here 90 days or less) on this site attempting to overwhelm a blog with propaganda for one candidate over another, otherwise interrupting/disrupting what is still--sometimes--a place for really great discourse on the Presidential race. (Although notably less so in the last couple of weeks.)
--A recent preponderance of cross-posting and links to another blog--one noted for its quite biased posturing in this year's Dem Primary--which is nothing short of what would appear to be a somewhat coordinated effort to disrupt dialogue and diary posting here by folks that have been here a bit longer than the past 90 days. I would no longer take a diary seriously that was linked to this site than I would one that links to Hillaryis44 or some other notoriously biased blog.
--A concurrent increase in trollish commenting and activity, in general, on MyDD, the source of which may be partially explained by other items mentioned, above.
--A certain campaign that's very quick to accuse everyone that chooses not to vociferously support it right now of being racists.
--ANY entity or blogger that chooses to alienate half the Democratic Party from supporting its nominee--you remember, the one chosen at the Convention at the end of August?
--ANY entity or blogger that elects to misrepresent and outright lie about some person, fact or historical reference on an ongoing basis in the hope and with the intent that repeating a lie often enough will make it the truth.
That video was great at debunking things about Obama, but the Clinton digs at the end were unnecessary and distracting. It attempts to clear Obama's name while not-so-subtly attacking Clinton for similar things.
Overall, nice video, but it could have done without the potshots at the end.
swissffun troll rated this post. It is not troll rate worthy. How long must we suffer these unnecessary troll ratings (here is another one by swissffun) before the Admins do something? swissffun clearly doesn't know how to properly use his/her mojo abilities.
Thing, I don't really give a fuck what a troll like swissfun does. However, a certain admin here made quite a big deal about abiding by the rules. So I thought I'd allow myself a level of purist indignation.
contributors added. I didn't read it as 'they both do it' but more as 'candidates don't have control over who contributes who may later be indicted for something'. Still, having McCain's contributors included would eliminate the freeper response of 'only Dems have any corrupt contributors'.
is it true that the Obama campaign released a picture of Rezko posing with the First couple during fundraiser for Carol Mosley Brown to deflect attention from his Rezko probem and score a cheap poitical point? Yes
Is it true that the Obama campaign alerted the media about Norman Hsu after he refused to be a bundler for Obama? Yes
Is it true that Obama lobbied to get his friend Rezko Illinois government money to build slums? Yes
Is it true Hillary Clinton while being the first woman on the Walmart board advocated for women's rights? Yes
Is it true that Barack Obama attended a party at the Rezko residence for Nadhmi Auchi, who was indicted in French court as part of the Iraq oil for food scandal? Yes
Is it true that Obama is the "unidentified Illinois official" who obtained a visa for the same person when he was barred from entering US? Maybe
Is it true Obama only reluctantly returned more than 200,000 dollars of Rezko money after he repeatedly claimed that the money he received was small, while Hillary Clinton returned all the money raised by Norman Hsu when his indictment became known? Yes
I would have taken it more kindly if your promotional video was not guised as a sneak attack on Sen. Clinton....but that is all Obama and his people are good at sneak attacks. However the downside of such a sneaky video is that it raises more questions than answers. Everything I wrote above is a fact. I dare you you disprove any one of them.
Oh the only fact I know is that as of now no has the numbers to be the nominee. As of now Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote and after Sunday she will have a bigger lead. The onky way Obama can win the nomination is through the non-binding delegate system..in other words overturn the popular vote and steal the nomination. That is THE FACT of this primary.
I just know that Obama is a Radical Racist Anti-American supporter that I would never vote for.
He is a lier that would say anything to win...
He denouncement of his preacher was a big hoax, just like wearing the flag pin now...He only did this for his own self serving political advantage.
He has his bullies manipulate and twist things people say, without him even being involved just to twist them towards him being the victum.
The man is a Radical Racis Anti-American supporter, his association with shady and unamerican only proves exactly what he is....Tell me who you get in the mud with and I will tell you who you are...in the mud with Farrakhan, WRight, Ayers, Rezco..That is who Obama is...nothing less and nothing more....
...because this entire diary and many of its comments are in violation of MyDD guidelines.
Don't come into this "house," acting like you're here to "get out the vote" for Democrats when you're simultaneously trashing one of the two leading candidates for the nomination, while clearly spouting propaganda for the other, and putting forth the notion that you're doing something different.
Don't come here and start shamelessly insulting anyone who disagrees with you after you post your diary, either.