Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

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

Tags: guilt by association, myth, obama (all tags)

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61 Comments

So he sucks at bowling.

The HRC folks actually got that one right!

by lollydee 2008-05-28 11:53AM | 0 recs
Solutions for America

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.

And if ............

by benjaminsp 2008-05-28 03:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

wow , i just love the song to the video

by lori 2008-05-28 11:57AM | 0 recs
LOL

I love how you can tell whoever made it is SO OVER the blatant stupidity of the people who circulate this tripe.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 11:58AM | 0 recs
Re: LOL

the part i don't get is how anyone can still think he is a muslim with the rev. wright thing

by lori 2008-05-28 12:01PM | 0 recs
Re: LOL

I'm guessing it's the same sort of willful ignorance that keeps people from believing he's won the nomination.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:03PM | 0 recs
Re: LOL

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.

Must be a terrifying world these idiots live in.

by thereisnospoon 2008-05-28 12:05PM | 0 recs
What exactly are you afraid of?

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.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 04:00PM | 0 recs
Re: What exactly are you afraid of?

Um, okay.  I won't bother.  For the record, though, I never called you a racist.  In fact, I went out of my way not to.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 04:26PM | 0 recs
Whatever.

It's over.  Pick a direction...then go it.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 05:49PM | 0 recs
I agree with this comment.

ALL of it.

by Black Anus 2008-05-28 06:50PM | 0 recs
"Here's 'exactly' what I'm afraid of!"

"I'm afraid of:"

--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'S what "I'm afraid of."

by bobswern 2008-05-28 08:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...
wow - super rec'd. Well done.
by RockvilleLiberal2 2008-05-28 11:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

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.

by thatpurplestuff 2008-05-28 12:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

I can see that, but I think that it didn't so much as take potshots as to show that all candidates associate with people who may not be on the up and up because they don't know.  Even Hillary.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

Although it's helpful to try and convince those Dems who still believe this crap, I think it might be more helpful to see a similar vid that's much lighter on Clinton digs and much heavier on McLame.

Not that I didn't enjoy it.

by vadasz 2008-05-28 12:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

I agree.  I wish it were slanted that way as well.  Any video makers out there?  I'll help in looking for the McCain digs.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:41PM | 0 recs
Maybe, but Hillary was PUSHING

the Ayers crap. And the Wright crap.  

Of course, she was clear that he's not a Muslim.  "As far as I know."  

by kellogg 2008-05-28 12:54PM | 0 recs
AND let the TR abuse begin.

Have you read the guidelines?

by kellogg 2008-05-28 12:59PM | 0 recs
Re: AND let the TR abuse begin.

Uprated because of swisstroll.  

by lollydee 2008-05-28 01:05PM | 0 recs
RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

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.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-05-28 02:47PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

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.  

by kellogg 2008-05-28 03:32PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

as long as BHO'ers feel free to come back as zombies and TR for less reason then this one, all you are doing now is whining, again.

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 03:37PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

I noticed that you lost your abilities to troll rate?  Did you respawn as swissffun?  

by Blue Neponset 2008-05-28 03:46PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

seems I am right here buddy boy, got proof or just flinging your poop again? if so put-up or STFU

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 03:56PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

A non-denial denial.  

You are swissffun.  I hope all your sock puppets lose their TR abilities.  You are a serial TR abuser.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-05-28 03:58PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

it is called a challenge, put-up or shut-up with your lying ways.

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 04:00PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

You better register another username.  I don't think swissffun is going to have TR privileges much longer.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-05-28 04:02PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

only BHO'ers seem to have a problem when privileges are lost, then we see a swarm of the likes of you

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 04:13PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

You are mistaken my friend. I had a bunch of TR's from you and now they are all gone and I can no longer see your ratings.  You lost your privileges and your sockpuppet will lost them soon as well.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-05-28 04:16PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

keep on screeching, it makes me laugh :)

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 04:28PM | 0 recs
Re: RATINGS ABUSE!!!!!

oh I see, you lost yours and feel emascualted now that you can't bully other posters and now you're taking it out on me. poor baby! LOL :) go back to dkos where those Kool_Kidz talk down at your level

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 04:30PM | 0 recs
Bouncer!!!

This one's had one too many and needs a nice, quiet,  padded room.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 04:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

I would like it better if it was more geared toward the GE and exposed McCain hypocrisy rather than Clinton's, but all-in-all it's a pretty good video.

by proseandpromise 2008-05-28 12:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

Hmmm, maybe we can get the maker to update it for the GE?  I shall petition...

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:05PM | 0 recs
You can pass this one around
by DemsRising 2008-05-28 12:19PM | 0 recs
Re: You can pass this one around

All kinds of awesome!

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:41PM | 0 recs
I forgot to add this
And if you want to be able to copy and paste in an email, you can use this from MoveOn.org
10 things to know about McCain.
by DemsRising 2008-05-28 12:22PM | 0 recs
Excellent video
I just read that diary and came here to see if it had been posted. Glad you did.

Rec'd.

Who will be the first here to say, "But, but, but..."  ?

by DemsRising 2008-05-28 12:04PM | 0 recs
I too would like to see indicted McCain

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'.

by GFORD 2008-05-28 12:16PM | 0 recs
ha

Having McLame contributors would probably increase the video to about twenty minutes...

by lollydee 2008-05-28 12:42PM | 0 recs
by fbihop 2008-05-28 01:16PM | 0 recs
Re: i like this site

Points for simplicity~

by lollydee 2008-05-28 01:19PM | 0 recs
Re: i like this site

HRC is still fighting to win the nomination so she is still fair game. I woudn't consider the references below the belt.

by susu1969 2008-05-28 03:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

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

Some hard facts.

by tarheel74 2008-05-28 02:31PM | 0 recs
You've got to learn what spam is.

Because this straight up looks like something my husband's secretary might forward.  

See, a fact is something that's been actually proven.  I mean this in the kindest of ways.  Proven means that more than your aunts first cousin Marge knows someone who knows that """.  Get it?  

The only hard fact you should become acquainted with is that Barack Obama has defeated Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination.  I don't hate Hillary, but she lost.  

Also, passing on unsourced and derogatory accusations against our democratic nominee earns you a troll rating from me.

Thats a hard fact!!!

by lollydee 2008-05-28 03:10PM | 0 recs
Re: You've got to learn what spam is.

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.

by tarheel74 2008-05-28 04:19PM | 0 recs
My only hope

Is that you are bright enough not to actually believe what you're posting here.  If so, June 4th is going to suck for you.  Big time.

by lollydee 2008-05-28 04:34PM | 0 recs
Re: You've got to learn what spam is.
You keep saying the word "fact". You know those require proof, right? Otherwise they are just assertions. HARD assertions, yes, but not facts. I dare you to give me some evidence.
by Cochrane 2008-05-28 04:55PM | 0 recs
Re: You've got to learn what spam is.

I dont't think 'fact' means what you think it means.

by Roberta 2008-05-28 06:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Some hard facts..

A lecture on Hard facts?
What you listed were mere allegations.

Is Obama going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party?

Yes.

That is a fact.

Hillary can still win this?

The question is a self-answering smelly steaming crock.

by xdem 2008-05-28 03:47PM | 0 recs
a thought about facts

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

by Fluffy Puff Marshmallow 2008-05-28 06:41PM | 0 recs
Perhaps after June 4th

a new video with McShame and friends can be done. Any takers?

by susu1969 2008-05-28 03:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...
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....
by VoteResponsibly08 2008-05-28 04:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

Awful, awful post. I should have HRed it to spare you the embarrassment.

by Cochrane 2008-05-28 04:22PM | 0 recs
Um

What's with all the comments coming from people who sound like they didn't get much out of their fifth grade education?

Yikes.  

by lollydee 2008-05-28 04:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Um

some McSame 527 maybe?

by zerosumgame 2008-05-28 07:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Is it true that Barack Obama is a...

Thanks, psycho fascist. I'm totally listening to you.

by X Stryker 2008-05-29 06:48AM | 0 recs
I would have rec'd this

And I was going to post it to my own blog until the stuff about Hillary at the end.  I hope whomever made the video cuts a new one with replacing the Hillary stuff with McCain stuff.

by psychodrew 2008-05-28 05:24PM | 0 recs
Fantastic Diary!

Loved the ending :) I'd rec twice if I could.

by USArmyParatrooper 2008-05-28 07:22PM | 0 recs
I posted plenty of T.R.'s here...

...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.

by bobswern 2008-05-28 08:14PM | 0 recs

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