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Michelle Obama fair game. Barack warns "lay-off" his wife.

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WASHINGTON -- After wife Michelle was attacked last week in a video produced by the Tennessee GOP, Sen. Barack Obama sent a warning to the troublemakers on Monday to "lay off my wife."

No matter the outcome of the presidential election, the contest has served to permanently vault Michelle Obama from relative obscurity to fame, as she has taken on major fund-raising and surrogate speaking roles on behalf of her husband, even phoning superdelegates to try to close the deal for him. Michelle Obama has her own chief of staff and press secretary, and campaign advance staffers handle her larger events, where she has turned out to be a significant draw in her own right.

Just as Bill Clinton at times has been at times a mixed blessing for Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Cindy McCain has been in the news because she won't release her tax returns, Michelle Obama -- one of the campaign's greatest assets -- has also stirred up controversy. Spouses are not exempt from scrutiny if they are major surrogates.

The most significant jam Michelle Obama has gotten herself into was back in February, when she said, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm proud of my country." Last week, the Tennessee Republican Party came out with a video featuring a clip with Michelle Obama's quote.

Asked about this, Sen. Obama said, "The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful.

"Because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family. Michelle is the most honest, the best person I know. She is one of the most caring people I know. She loves this country. And for them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low-class. And I think most of the American people would think that as well.

"Whoever is in charge of the Tennessee GOP needs to think long and hard about the kind of campaign that they want to run, and I think that's true for everybody, Democrat or Republican."

He left the topic with this threat: "But I also think these folks should lay off my wife. All right? Just in case they're watching."

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What a BABY!!!! CRY CRY CRY !!!

You cannot distort a fact, she said it and was clear about it. Later when she is confronted she and the staff tried to deflect the clear and deserved criticism. Anything you say in politics as a candidate or family will be used to expose your prejudice of this country. She deserves it, and he deserves criticism for not saluting our flag! He wants to be President, I hope not.

Michelle Obama has been appearing on the stump campaigning for her husband and therefore she has made herself fair game.

I believe she and her husband owe the country answers on the following issues:

As Christopher Hitchens pointed out in an op-ed piece in the Chicago Sun Times on June 10, 2008 Michelle authored a thesis, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community", when she attended Princeton University. This document appears to advocate black seperatism and praises Stokley Carmichael and Louis Farrakan.

In Wisconsin, while campaigning for her husband, she commented "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country".

She attended the Reverend Wright's church for over twenty years and therefore shouldn't the public be informed if she heard any of the sermons that have many people upset and did she read the church magazine, the "Trumpet", in-which the Reverend Wright espoused his beliefs?

These are serious questions that should be answered.

poor mrs. obama. maybe she should go and listen to their preachers they both defended. they sound exactly like him, guess they were listening to him after all. you won't get my vote.

More Whining from Obama
By Rick Moran, Rightwingnuthouse.com
Just what office is Barack Obama running for? Commander in Chief? Or perhaps Keeper of the Constant Whine? Or maybe Lord High Commissioner of the Bitch?
To Obama, it’s always something. Bush challenges his foreign policy positions and he whines about a “political attack” rather than responding.” McCain rightly points out that Obama has absolutely zero foreign policy experience (except that advanced course in foreign relations he took when he was 8 years old and living in Indonesia – or whatever Obama’s claim to superior experience is this week) and the candidate weeps like an 11 year old girl, complaining about McCain using the “old politics” to diss him.
Now Obama is whining about not being able to win in Kentucky on Tuesday. First, he blames Fox News (?). Then he fingers an email campaign in the state against him. Finally, he lamely explains that he just doesn’t have the time to sit down face to face with the good folks from Kentucky and work his magic spell on them:
IF OBAMA CANT HANDLE A LITTLE HEAT NOW!!!!THEN GET OUT NOW!!! MICHELLE SHOULD STOP HER RACIST RANTS ON MEAN WHITE AMERICANS AND OUR COUNTRY THAT WE ARE PROUD OF!!!

MYTH: Barack Obama is running a positive campaign that will unite Americans.

FACT: Barack Obama and his advisers have conducted a divisive "full assault" on IF
While talking a lot about the politics of hope, change and unity, Sen. Obama and his campaign have been conducting a relentless and singularly personal assault on Hillary's character. They have blanketed big states with false negative mailers and radio ads and have described Hillary and her campaign as "disingenuous," "divisive," "untruthful," "dishonest," "polarizing," "calculating," "saying whatever it takes to win," "attempting to deceive the American people," "one of the most secretive in America," “deliberately misleading,” “literally willing to do anything to win,” and “playing politics with war."
This "full assault" on Hillary's integrity and character has reached a new peak since Hillary's victories on March 4th. One of Sen. Obama's top surrogates equated President Clinton with Joe McCarthy; another called Hillary a "monster;" and his campaign manager held an angry conference call claiming that Hillary is "deeply flawed" and has "character issues." That's neither unifying nor hopeful. If Sen. Obama really is the prohibitive favorite some say he is, these negative attacks make absolutely no sense. Why would a frontrunner seek to attack and divide? If Sen. Obama can't unify Democrats in a primary, how can he unify Americans in a general election?
The media and of course Obama needs to tell voters more about his relationship with Ayers. It’s important because voters well wonder whether that relationship, coupled with Obama’s longtime relationship with the Anti American, anti White, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is the beginning of a pattern, a pattern in which Obama seems quite comfortable with people who really, really, really HATES the United States of America

. Obama's inability to persuade working-class white voters to back him points to serious problem for him in the presidential election. A large percentage of voters who backed Mrs Clinton said they would not vote for Obama in the presidential race if he becomes the nominee. Disrespecting the nearly 17 million who have supported Clinton is politically unwise, but turning them into "the enemy" is insane

http://www.dontvoteobama.net.

What a double standard...

If she actively politics for her husband, she is open to critisicm just like any other politician. She chose to speak publicly and now can't take the heat... You can't have it both ways!


If Barack wants the GOP, media or the Public to lay off his wife, she should stay home, bake cookies and smile for the media. Alternatively, she can volunteer inner city to work for the underprivileged. There she might meet young and old ordinary citizen trying to make a difference for this country and make her proud to be an American.
My husband has worked full time for one of the countries "Crime Capital". Despite numerous lay off and low pay with an Ivy League Graduate School Degree. Daily he encounters locals, ordinary citizens and Ivy League types who have made a difference or are trying to make a difference. They may not be part of the Obamania or Hillstars. They are not the newly awakened empowered obnoxious Obama worshippers, who think they found their new Messiah. They are there, they will be there with or without Barack or Hillary. I am a Naturalized US Citizen-but people like my husband and people in his community make me proud of Amricans.
What I find obnoxious about Michelle's statement was the utter tone of privilege, entitlement and out of touchness with ordinary working people. I work as nurse, and daily I encounter dedicated people who make a difference in people's lives. even cafeteria, coffee vendors that perk up our day with their smile in such boring low paying routine jobs. Michelle as a corporate lawyer for big Chicago Health Industry that does not blink to down size lay off workers for big profit. Thats her world, I wouldnt be proud of that either when I look at myself in the mirror.

American automatons are funny things-always acting the way their daddy would tell them to out of fear of a good beating.

There millions of Americans who have never been proud of their country, most of them under the age of 40.

Fact is that the people over the age of 40, the ones voting for Clinton and McCain, the ones with old, worn-out educations, are all trying to protect the last vestiges of their own SELF-pride before they die-the ones who believe the B.S. cliche about experience being the best indicator of success (go figure, old people use their age to assert superiority over youth).

No-fact is that the younger half of this country has always been and will always be GRAVELY dissatisfied with the political performance of our parents and grandparents. Put simply, and, you're all under the eye of a generation with more access to information than the older crowd could ever dream of-put simply, people in their 20's and 30's not only KNOW more than their parents and grandparents, but are dissappointed in their judgment and disgusted with their self-righteous sense of superiority when history shows that they were anything but a quality example for us to follow.

Who cares if you attack candidates wives? We've already decided you're pretty much maggots anyway. We're already aware of the fact that we'll have to clean up after the mess our parents made- we've already grown into much more capable Human Beings than people like McCain or Clinton could ever be.

Take Care Twits.

Republicans attacking a woman. McCain is truly a "Sidney", what a tough guy.

obama is issuing double standards here. when he and his campaign attacked bill clinton, everything was fair game. now, that his wife, being portrayed as unpatriotic, he is crying foul. when are we going to notice a double standard from him. i guess everything he does and say is okay because he is black.

Obama is a wimp and a hypocrite. Look at the non-stop attacks coming from him his camp directed against Bill Clinton. Poor Obama; once again, he simply cannot take the heat. I agree with James Carville, who said that if Hillary gave Obama one of her cajones, then they would both have two.

"Because that I find unacceptable"....like it really matters what you find unacceptable Senator Obama. You sound so high and mighty and there's the problem. From everything I have seen of her, I do not agree with you. She has a mouth and people will have opinions of her and they will not be favorable. Lay off your wife or what? Now everyone knows what gets your goat and it will be 100 times worse. Brace yourself!

Good for Obama... Everyone is sick of the classless GOP slime tactics. Cherry pick a phrase out of context and spin it on Fox "New" and conservative AM hate-jock radio. The candidate "denounces" or ignores it, but the obvious stratergy is to have these low class attacks handled through "surrogates", the AM hate-jock radio crowd, to paint an unfair and inaccurate picture of the candidate and his wife for the most stupid and naive among us. Transparent, classless, stupid. Enough. Too many issues facing the country for that kind of crap the RNC

I am a very enthusiastic supporter of Senator Obama. I think you could argue that an attack was unjustified if she had not made any public statements while actively campaigning for him, but that's just not the case. Unfortunately, it's completely unrealistic to think you can put someone so close to you on the stump, especially to speak on your behalf, and then not expect attacks or criticism simply because she is your wife. I thought it was a very endearing thing, however, that he was so obviously upset about it. It showed, to me at least, what an enormous amount of respect he has for her.

I've heard a lot of comments that the attack on Michelle is no different than the attacks on Bill Clinton. But the big difference is this: Bill Clinton has been in the political eye for decades. He's been fair game since before Hillary even thought to campaign for the nomination. With her now running, nothing changes Bill's influence and vulnerabilities in the political arena by his own presence, not as Hillary's spouse. Michelle, however, has never been this prevalent in the media until Barack began his campaign.
So while yes, by virtue of inserting herself into his campaign, I believe she is, in this day and age, some degree vulnerable to attacks.
HOWEVER, I more strongly believe that contemporary media and politics has reached such a level of entertainment spectacle that I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if a controversy surfaced around leaked photos of the Obamas' youngest daughter spitting up mashed potatoes when she was younger. I whole-heartedly believe that campaigns (and the news organizations' representation of those campaigns) should revolve around the issues, the candidate's abilities, and his or her character. I do not accept these mindless attacks that seek to degrade a candidate (or a member of his or her family, or anyone else for that matter) and apparently have much more importance to the media than actually reporting something with substance.
Why don't we get back to the issues, guys? Let's leave rumor, gossip, and tall-tales to the tabloids.

Hey, at least Michelle did not kill anyone driving her car like Laura Bush did.....

It's extraordinary, really, that African-Americans, particularly Ms. Obama, are being punished for speaking opinions which for many, if not most non-white American males is most certainly a truism.

Why is it that she can finally say that she is proud?

Could it be that she was not so proud of Americans and our behavior when those fighting for basic human rights: citizens of this country, were water cannoned with firehoses, ripping their skin off, pummeled with rocks, bricks and bottles and beaten and hanged (for public revelry) for daring to contend that they should be entitled to basic civil rights as American citizens?
When those fighting within what is generally construed as our constitutional rights are bombed and sent death threats? When our freedom of speech is accomodated only as long as what is said is in accordance with the Republic's majority? (Because unlike what we are taught to believe, the United States IS NOT a democracy.)

Given the history of treatment of non-white males in this country (this includes women of all denominations, Arab-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Hispanic-Americans...the list goes on) in contrast to what has happened in the past year...I concur. This is the first time, in my 30 years that I can remember as an adult, actually being proud of our country: because finally, maybe, just a bit, we are living up to our founders' written ideals. Land of the Free...right?

LS,

The spotlight on Mrs. Obama would not be so troubling if the same spotlight was shone on John McCain's beer baroness spouse and her tens of millions of dollars.

As Joe Conason points out in a column [http://tinyurl.com/6ewbpw] reprinted in today's S-T, her fortune's sources and expenditures are especially relevant because her booze bucks subsidized campaign flights when his cash-starved campaign couldn't afford to fill the tank on the Straight Talk Express.

-- SCAM
so-called "Austin Mayor"
http://austinmayor.blogspot.com

Candidates' wives statements made in behalf of their husbands' candidates may be "fair game," -- and people's professional lives are always fair game -- but their personal lives, their looks, their domestic skills, inherited wealth, supposed plastic surgery etc. should not be included in the dialog.

Our politicians are not out there to be toys for our abuse; they are supposedly offering to serve the community.
Why should their families suffer as a consequence of this? Commentators should stick to the issues. When they drag personal stuff into it, it degrades the process.

I'm a Obama Supporter and I do believe that she is fair game. On the same token, however, I agree with Obama STICKING UP for his WIFE!!

There is NOTHING WRONG with defending your wife in NATIONAL TV!!! He just wanted to get some brownie points with her. Nothing wrong with that.

I'm sure he knows (and she knows) that she is fair game.

All the negative people will take this opportunity to start rumors about Obama. Ignore these fools.

Obama is our Savior. Anyone who attacks Barak or Michelle is a bitter, clingy, racist, typical white person with guns. Obama, Michelle, Ayers and Reverend Wright are RIGHT! God D*** america! Obama will apologize to our Muslim brothers for evil us of kkk policies that caused 911 - the chickens coming home to roost! No wonder Michelle has never been proud of this down right mean county. Change we can believe in - Obama 08!

From what I've always seen Michelle can take care of HERself quite well. This is yet another sign of the rampant sexism coming from Obama and the press.

Race is the issue here. I bet all the negative comments are from whites who distaste having a black dude going this extra mile. Find fault with Obama and leave his family alone!

Lane Casa

Southerners are repeatedly asked to stop fighting the Civil War and get with the 21st Century. Is is not appropriate to ask that others move beyond our violet racist past? I understand that at times, we still have problems with racism, just as we have problems, with sexism and Homophobia.

I personally think Obama has risen way too fast and he and his wife needs to learn what their constituents expect of them in terms of patriotism and accepting the values. Their identification with their Hide Park nieghborhood does not assure me they are yet ready to accept the values of other Americans.

Michelle Obama has been blessed - whether or not she realizes it.

Uh, the actual Michelle quote was "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm REALLY proud of my country." Get it right! She was saying she was proud before but never more than she is now. Ugh, idots.

Obama has developed a strategy to con Hillary supporters into voting for him using various ploys, including: 1. The "Supreme Court" card, i.e. if Obama doesn't win, McCain will appoint conservative judges. 2. The "Roe v. Wade" card, i.e. if Obama doesn't win, the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. 3. The "race card,", i.e. if you are against Obama, then you are a racist. 4. The "real Democrat" card, i.e. "real Democrats" will vote for the Democratic nominee whether they like him or not. 5. The "Hillary would want you to vote for Obama" card, which is self-explanatory.

Obama, his supporters, the DNC, the party elite, and the mainstream media have conspired to marginalize the millions of Democrats who have voted for Hillary, and they will now be using every trick in the book to "bring the party together" to further their ruthless ambitions. They will want you to forget all about the months of biased press, the biased party elite, the insults, and the race-cards. They will want you to forget that the Democratic Party now is the party that stands for disenfranchisement and the rationalization of racism. They will use any method to persuade you to vote for the man who they have preordained as the Democratic nominee. DON'T FALL FOR IT!

Whether you write-in Hillary, if possible, vote for John McCain, or sit out the election, remember that your action or inaction could result in the election of the inexperienced, deceptive, ruthless and divisive Obama.

What a joke that the best individual that the democratic party can put up for the most powerful position in the world is Senator Obama.
Over the years he has joined forces with the most corrupt political organization in the country. His closest friends were Rezko, Ayers,Wright,and a number of corrupt political wheelers and dealers.
His wife has a $120,000 a year do nothing job with the UC hospital Her husband becomes a senator gets the hospital millions of govt dollars and presto she is named a vice president of the hospital and she gets $320,000 a year.
That is only one of dozens of ways Obama has collected mucho dunaro for himself and his Mrs.
Do not be supprised if he eventually gets indicted for his past business dealings with Rezko,and his old law firm boss Davis.

I agree,with Michele Obama, and her statement on being proud for the first time in her life. I can understand, how many Black citizens of this country might feel..if segregated, not given the same rights as their fellow Americans..and this has been our not so distant history. We should all be proud now that we have come this far from the discrimination that plagued us for so many years...and hopefully that will be the case..

I like the way Obama defended his wife. His comment: "...lay off my wife" was taken by me to be sincere. Still, I have to wonder if he (or any of the other prospective nominees) are as sincere and credible with regard to their respective platforms, you know, things which will substantively effect all of us Americans. If Obama stands by the American people with half the zeal he just displayed for his wife, he'll have my vote.

IF YOU ARE WITH JAMES CARVILLE YOU MAY HAVE MENTAL PROBLEMS TOO!
ACCEPT DEFEAT AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE!
THIS WON'T BE A BROKERED CONVENTION, SO DON'T TRY TO PULL THE RUG
FROM UNDER OBAMA, HE WON FAIR AND SQUARE, SO HILLARY AND YOUR
SUPPORTERS SHOULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND SUPPORT BARACK OBAMA!
HILLARY IS TRYING TO SOFTEN OBAMA UP FOR MCCAIN, BUT SHE IS ONLY
MAKING HIM STRONGER!
AND STOP THE FEAR-MONGERING OBAMA HASN'T DISSED THE CLINTON
SUPPORTERS, AND GERALDING FERRARO MAY HAVE THE INITIAL STAGE OF
A MENTAL DEFECT, LET'S GET A STRONG DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND DEFEAT
MCCAIN, THE ECONOMY IS TERRIBLE SO MCCAIN IS IN A BIND ALREADY,
BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE WE'RE ALL EATING CAT FOOD!

I keep wondering when the public at large, and the media in particular are going to honestly notice and comment on the fact that Obama has a technique which he uses a great deal instead of substantive positions. He Threatens, or complains (cries) about how horrible the other party is for saying the things they say.

The most blatant example, which bordered on narcissistic paranoia, was his pathetic lashing out against the President of the United States who was not talking about him at all during his speech in Israel. He was talking about Jimmy Carter, for one who has had a habit of conducting private foreign policy, and he was talking about many people, over time, going back to 1947 who have always regretted and spoke against our alliance with Israel.

Bo Barack better get a thicker skin, and his supporters better evaluate whether he has the constitutional fortitude for this job.

Who does Obama think he is? The public has a perfectly good right to revisit his wife's pronouncement that when her husband with his soaring rhetoric brought thousands of voters (and millions of dollars) to his presidential coffers, that was the first time in her life that she was proud of her country. If that is a "snippet" of her remarks, what else in her words was redeeming? She might have added that it was this country which gave her and her brother the opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious universities in the world, but she did not.

Obama says it is "low class" of the Republicans to call attention to his wife's self serving and self revelatory remarks. Isn't that typical of his arrogance and elitistism? But of course, we don't expect the press to make much of it becsuse it would not be politically correct.

Double standard or not, this is a losing attack for Republicans. If Republicans go after Obama's wife, they'll lose votes, and rally the feminists from Hillary to Michelle's side.

Watch and see.

Lynn Sweet:

When you publish articles like this could you please also omit your completely obvious bias for Obama. Your article today in the Sun-Times only adds to Obamas cry baby/cry foul attitude as if he is correct.....I, like ALL the others above, completely disagree with you and think you should actually look at what the heck you write. (No blance, little fact or support of a position they he is wrong when he is)

Simply put: If Barack wants his wife out of the lime-light, then she should shut her mouth and not speak otherwise your are FAIR GAME to be criticized. I did not see any "outcry" from anyone after her NUMEROUS and un-solicited opinions and attacks on the GOP, this country, McCain etc.....

SO....If she ALSO wants to be the "first lady" if he (God forbid) gets elected, then she should understand that she will be under a microscope.

All that this does is CLEARLY indicate to any normal minded individual that these people, this family, is NOT, ABSOLUTELY not ready for this big job.

Lastly I want to say that if John McCain's wife had made ANY one of the MANY comments that Michelle decides to vocalize (As if anyone REALLY gives two hoots what she thinks) Mrs. McCain would have been exploited by the left to the 10th DEGREE! And YOU KNOW IT.

How about a little balance in Chicago SWEET!

Talk about a double standard! Obama doesn't extend the same courtesy to his opponent's spouse. Seems to me I remember him attacking/criticizing Bill Clinton, when Bill spoke out on the campaign trail. Or is this just another example of Obama's sexism? It's okay to attack another man, but Obama has to protect the "little woman". After all, we all know that women can't play in the big leagues. Wake up! Those formative years Obama spent in Indonesia in a strict, male-centered society have left their mark on his attitude about women.

Obama- an Antichrist We Can Believe In

Obama's anti-white everything about me and other blacks is a danger to America. And it may be possible that Obama is a 'sleeper cell' styled Manchurian candidate who is waiting to get to the White House in order to sell out our nation to Islamic fanatics – considering how little is known of Obama and his 20 years of being taught by the fanatic Rev. Wright, should we take that gamble?

Also consider his sexual rockstar status among young voters, his ability to continuously lie without impunity, his connections to mob members and terrorist both real and wannabes. His strong and unscrupulous desire for raw power, at any cost, regardless what it does to others, (he became senator simply by disqualifying his opponents). His empty words and changing promises, his desire to be friends with those who wish to destroy us. His wife Michele has expressed her hatred for this country and has publicly announced her husband as the messiah.

The voodoo of this all is that Teflon Obama remains unscathed by all his nefarious connections and thug like history. He is worshiped not only blindly by the mindless masses, but by the fearful media.

I am not very religious, but I think Nostradamus got it right again. What is God going to think of all the lemmings that follow a man of darkness?

Lets see, Michelle Obama can misquote Bill Clinton while criticizing him on behalf of her husband, but she can't be held accountable for her own words?! If Michelle can't stand the heat of an election, she should do what Cindy McCain is likely to do -- look beautiful while shutting up.

Obviously there are many Americans in this country that have forgotten the value of basic human decency. A quality that appears to have been lost in this country of "In your face behavior." Everything is not fair game. This election, as far as I am concerned, has really brought out the best and the worst in people. When you reach the level of thinking that it's okay to trash someone's family because you don't agree with the candidate's politics; you have a myopic and warped view of the reality of this country.

Senator Obama should defend his wife, it is the duty of a husband.
he should now be prepared if he is the "nominee', to be 'VERBALLY ATTACKED', and all of his past dealings, friends and associates, put out there in front of the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Hoping he will be able to STAND UP UNDER ALL OF THAT PRESSURE.
This is the PRICE YOU PAY if you are trying to become the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, or RUNNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE. THE CLINTONS ARE KNOWN, BUT THE OBAMAS ARE NEW ON THE WORLD STAGE, AND THEIR ACTIONS WILL BE LOOKED AT CAREFULLY. HE should also expect opposition even from his own camp, in life you always have OPPOSITION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. LIFE IS NOT THAT SIMPLE.
He should also keep in mind that he is is a DISTANT COUSIN OF BUSH AND CHENEY. The opposition may use this against him also.
People in general are always "curious of each others' intent and want to get to know you before they can trust you, or in his case 'depend on him to be commander in chief' of the USA.

BARACK OBAMA HAS DEFEATED HILLARY CLINTON!
HE HAS DEFEATED FOX NEWS!
O'REILLY AND HANNITY ARE ALOT MORE TAMED NOW, THAN WHEN ALL OF
THIS BEGAN!
THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT AMERICA IMPROVING BECAUSE OF THE MESS OF
GEORGE BUSH, THE GOP DOESN'T DESERVE A SHOT TO RUN THE COUNTRY!
THEY HAD 8 YEARS TO IMPROVE THINGS, AND THINGS ARE AWFUL, A FAKE
WAR, PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES, WEAK ECONOMY, THIS GUY BUSH TOOK
MORE VACATIONS THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY!
VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA, HE HAS RUN A MASTERFUL CAMPAIGN, HE DESERVES OUR VOTE IN NOVEMBER, WE DON'T NEED NEW MATH TECHNIQUES
IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

MICHELLE OBAMA RAILING AGAINST WHITEY
MICHELLE OBAMA RAILING AGAINST WHITEY

Republicans October Surprise on Obamas. video of Michelle Obama railing against whitey in Rev. Jeremiah Wrights church. http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/05/16/will-barack-throw-mama-from-the-train/

a video tape showing Michelle Obama, railing against whitey from the pulpit of racist, anti-US pastor Reverend Wrights church. Larry Johnson, a former Deputy Director in the US State Department.
I now have it from four sources (three who are close to senior
Republicans) that there is video dynamite–Michelle Obama railing against
whitey at Jeremiah Wrights church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the war in Iraq, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to opposition research. Someone took the chance and started reviewing the recordings from services at Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ. Holy smoke!! I am told there is a clip that is being held for the fall to drop at the appropriate time. The last thing Barack and Michelle need is a new clip that raises further questions about her judgment and temperament." when this clip is made public, Obama's star will rise precipitously within leftist circles, but his hope of becoming the next president of the United States will be instantly destroyed.

Perhaps it has something to do with Obama's recent statement urging Republicans to "lay off" his wife, as if Michelle Obama's behavior, provocative statements and high-profile stance during his campaign should somehow be immune from examination and criticism.
Obama’s chief political adviser David Alexrod on National Public Radio claimed white working class Democrats barely exist and hardly matter, white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, This is not new, WE don’t need or rely solely on those votes.

Obama lost West Virginia by more than 40 points, an enormous fall, voters who went against Obama — white, rural, older, low-income and without college degrees — don't just live in West Virginia. They live everywhere in the country, places Obama needs to win in a general election. Now we hear pained remarks from the Obama camp that many white men won't vote for any black. Oh really? No one was complaining during the early races in Iowa, Maryland, Virginia and Wisconsin, when most of the white male participants backed Obama. That was before the Rev. Jeremiah Wright ugliness became In Kentucky, 8 in 10 Clinton voters... say they'd be Dissatisfied if Obama were the nominee; about 60% of Clinton voters in Oregon said the same. MORE Clinton voters in KY say they'd support John McCain than support Barack Obamapublic. Obama's inability to persuade working-class white voters to back him points to serious problem for him in the presidential election. A large percentage of voters who backed Mrs Clinton said they would not vote for Obama in the presidential race if he becomes the nominee. Disrespecting the nearly 17 million who have supported Clinton is politically unwise, but turning them into "the enemy" is insane

Mrs. Obama is fair game and so is Mrs. McCain. Let us release Cindy McCain's court trial for stealing drugs and her drug addictions. Let's read the divorce papers on McCain's adultery with Cindy and how she had an affair with him when he was married to his first wife who faithfully waited for him, raising his children, when he was a POW in Vietnam. Let's have all the information on Cindy's business dealings with genocidical and Islamic fanatical regimes and those stocks she is even now desperately dumping. Let her release her tax returns from the last 10 years or so. Let her show when and where her private jet has whisked John to in his various campaign events and which limos and hotels her company paid for for his events. Let us ask McCain what he meant and why he called Cindy a "C**T" and "TROLLOPE" and what she must have done to deserve these sweet words.


"He left the topic with this threat: 'But I also think these folks should lay off my wife. All right? Just in case they're watching.'"

We're all duly terrified.

Wait. It was Barack making the threat? I thought it was Michelle. If Barack is threatening, then we're all duly laughing.

I think it is time BO talk about his drug use and homosexuality, it is all over the youtube. He should drop out of the race today and take his unforgiving wife with him.

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