Quote of the day

posted at 10:38 pm on October 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

“WHY ISN’T POLITICO COVERING THIS STORY???”

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I need more than that to get me to click.

Connie on October 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

need more than that to get me to click.

Connie on October 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Me too Connie. I won’t go to Politico (DNC official site).

jencab on October 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Connie on October 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Yeah. don’t bother. Story sucks. It covers like 3 of the stupidest Obama rumors. While ignoring the actual true stuff Politico refuses to cover.

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM

This is all very interesting but what matters is taxes, the economy, national security, card check for union elections, the Freedom of Choice Act, the Mexico City Policy, the War on Terror, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Khalidi tape that would kill him in the philly suburbs, and of course the courts.

D0WNT0WN on October 30, 2008 at 10:46 PM

You’re trying real hard to get me to click on a Politico link and read through all the jibber jabber, huh?

It’s not working.

Let the other minions do that.

Screw you.

Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 10:48 PM

See Allah, you cannot fool us.

Three (3) commenters beat me to it.

Sucks doesn’t it, sucker?

*switches to favorite music track*

Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 10:51 PM

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM

And even the excuses for not covering the “stupidest” rumors are bogus.

“There is so much evidence” that Osama Obama was born in Hawaii? Such little as Obama has released is open to serious question. It would have been so simple just to release the certificate of live birth and be done with it, but Obama couldn’t be bothered; the only reason more of us haven’t gone full-troofer on this one is that we believe Hillary or the McCain campaign would have gone heavy on this if he had actually been born in Kenya.

Bullshitico Politico hasn’t covered the dirt on McCain because there isn’t any.

They haven’t covered the serious dirt on The Messiah — Rezko, Ayers, Wright, Odinga, his years at Columbia and much, much more — because they are Leg-tinglers for Obama.

Cowards. Eunuchs. Cheap panderers.

No excuses, clowns. You are the NY Slimes of “new media.”

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 10:54 PM

That reminded me of Obama’s “Stop the Smears” site.

Slublog on October 30, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Cowards. Eunuchs. Cheap panderers.

No excuses, clowns. You are the NY Slimes of “new media.”

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 10:54 PM

dude no need to go halfway in criticizing them…..Mary Mapes has more integrity and journalistic ethics than they do they are ahead of Al-LA Times by a nosehair.

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 10:56 PM

No time to fact check Obama.

Rumors that Joe the Plumber cheated playing Candyland with his kids has forced Politico to look into this grave matter that could sway the election.

Can Joe be trusted? Details at 11:00.

fogw on October 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Nope aint takin the bait

Viper1 on October 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM

That reminded me of Obama’s “Stop the Smears” site.

Slublog on October 30, 2008 at 10:56 PM

A site about getting your secretary better lipstick, or only messing around when you’re wearing a dark colored shirt?

- The Cat

MirCat on October 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM

I need more than that to get me to click.

Connie on October 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

+1

SouthernGent on October 30, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Politico….what is that?

d1carter on October 30, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Putridico.

profitsbeard on October 30, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Ah crap! I clicked on a Politico link. I thought for sure it wouldn’t be, but there it was!
Thanks Allah.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 11:06 PM

That was an anti-climatic QotD. Oh well. The fringe issues on Obama (or Mac for that example) don’t concern me. We have plenty of examples of his philosophy. Like Rush says, without facts, it’s nothing.

Spirit of 1776 on October 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Connie on October 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Yeah. don’t bother. Story sucks. It covers like 3 of the stupidest Obama rumors. While ignoring the actual true stuff Politico refuses to cover.

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Bing. Why on earth I click through to that dump is a question for science.

Jaibones on October 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Worst Quote of the Day ever. Sorry Allah.

WisCon on October 30, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Hell Allah! You have gotten so good at manipulating the masses, you don’t even have to lead them to it now. I wont be surprised if pretty soon you’ll be playing a “name that tune” type game with these links. Remember the old “Bid a note” segment?

I can name the tenor of Allah’s thread with two words.

hahaha

csdeven on October 30, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Politico = Politiburo

ninjapirate on October 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM

That’s a click I will never get back! What the hell is wrong with you? Someone check in with Ed. It looks like someone has broken in to the offices and taken over…….

JeffinOrlando on October 30, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Politico covers extensively these two stupid ass stories they broke exclusively:

How many houses McCain owns — Who the hell cares!
Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe –Again, who the hell cares!

They give fodder to the liberals and MSM.

jencab on October 30, 2008 at 11:24 PM

If I had to take a stab at this one, more people request that Obama be reported on more because no one is doing it. The left is obviously satisfied with media coverage. But hey, who knows.

V15J on October 30, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Screw them, again I say screw them.

Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Well, I read it. Is this guy Ben Smith really so uncritical that he accepts anything the Obambi campaign tells him?

The ‘birth certificate’ that the campaign gave to the Daily Kos was shown to be a forgery. There are witnesses to Obambi’s birth in Kenya. So where’s the ‘evidence’ that he’s a ‘natural-born citizen’? The newspaper announcement, which could have been placed after his mother returned with the infant?

It is hard to believe that neither the Clinton nor the McCain campaigns have not nailed Obambi to the wall with this.

MrLynn on October 30, 2008 at 11:33 PM

*favorite music playing*

Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 11:33 PM

Well, I read it. Is this guy Ben Smith really so uncritical that he accepts anything the Obambi campaign tells him?

Meant to add, “Rhetorical question, obviously.”

MrLynn on October 30, 2008 at 11:34 PM

Does Allahpundit have a pay-per-click affiliate contract with Politico?

fossten on October 30, 2008 at 11:40 PM

How does this make the Quote of the Day?

Kini on October 30, 2008 at 11:42 PM

“Quote of the Day” is a little early Allah. Tito The Builder 8itch slapped Colmesy tonight on H&C. And as good as it was, it is his parting remark that is the “Quote of the Day”. Hell, I’d suggest it should be in the running with the “Quote of the Year”!

I hope you can have the clip and some sagely remarks for us to enjoy with our coffee tomorrow morning.

csdeven on October 30, 2008 at 11:43 PM

The email requests to cover things on Obama are 20-1 vs McCain… Gee, I wonder why that is…

CC – BHO: “my Muslim faith”

CapedConservative on October 30, 2008 at 11:44 PM

*music playing*

You know Ben Smith must be Noonan’s dropped off kid in Nebraska when she thought he looked like a robot.

I’m just saying…

The kid has defaulted to rote liberal bias, at LEAST… half of the time.

He must be on a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, which, whenever he dips his toes in Obama’s baptismal water he gets tripped back to robot mode.

It’s the only thing that makes sense, since he obviously can’t find his way back home to the Georgetown cocktail parties.

I’m just saying…

Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 11:55 PM

I say again. If you don’t like it, don’t reward it. If you get tricked into clicking it, surely you have the self control to refrain from vomiting up a comment.

Leave Po____o threads blank, and they’ll go away.

RushBaby on October 30, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Can Politico be trusted?
Can Fact Check–repeatedly cited by Politico–be trusted?
Can Annenburg–funding Fact Check–be trusted?

jgapinoy on October 30, 2008 at 11:58 PM

The email requests to cover things on Obama are 20-1 vs McCain

…because the media already are digging into McCain/Palin.

jgapinoy on October 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Tito The Builder 8itch slapped Colmesy tonight on H&C????

Do clue me in. I don’t watch effing TV, so I’m not aware of the latest TV generated phrases.

I’m at the mercy of blogs and such as…..

*music playing*

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Allahu Snackbar! No-one’s hungry enough to bite. Relax, turn the lights down and get yourself a manicure, hon, we’re going to win this thing…

Fortunata on October 31, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Pollutico Allah?

Is this the palate cleansing turd for the evening?

FiveWays on October 31, 2008 at 12:03 AM

Kini,

This would be: Rote Bias of the Day

[Favorite guitar music playing]

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:06 AM

Quote of the day? I’ve left gas that was more quotable than that.

Ronnie on October 31, 2008 at 12:07 AM

Oh well RushBaby, we do need to due our duty and throw the skunks some food, too.

Piping, pithy comments get blog traffic too.

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:11 AM

How many McCain rumors to how many Obama rumors?

another attempt by the MSM to CYA

unseen on October 31, 2008 at 12:11 AM

(Oh I forgot)

*music playing*

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Does Allahpundit have a pay-per-click affiliate contract with Politico?

fossten on October 30, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Maybe someone over there gives him a thrill up his leg. For someone who is as talented a writer as AP, this is total journalistic laziness.

Connie on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Let me be the first to say Obama is not my President no matter how many votes Acorn makes up.

unseen on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

I’m sorry if someone already linked to this but it made my day to find that what we all here at HA suspected or maybe really knew deep down has somewhat been validated. This makes sense and explains why they have gone after Palin the way they have. We joked about the paid Obots flooding online polls and hijacking threads and making sure that all comments went positive for O and now it seems that they are paid to do this, that it’s all an illusion meant to suppress Mac supporters and it’s a well oiled and organized fraud organization.

We all have to grab every eyeore in our lives and take them to the poll on Tuesday to vote for Mac!

McCain and Plain will be the President and
Vice President of the USA!

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Karl Rove today in the Wall Street Journal. Now, listen to this. This goes along here with why I do not yet have a gut feel for what’s going to happen here. “There has been an explosion of polls this presidential election. Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone.” Now, 728 national polls in this election, 215 in October alone. “In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in October. At this rate, there may be almost as many national polls in October of 2008 as there were during the entire year in 2004,” and there’s so much disinformation in them. They are so conflicted. They are so confused. They are so all over the place. They are so tainted. So we’ve got over three-and-a-half times the polls in October this year as October of 2004! It’s called information overload! We’re being swamped with this stuff and it’s tainted to begin with.

Now, another thing, the last caller who is a fed-up old Democrat, wants to go with McCain. McCain’s worked with Democrats, doesn’t like Obama, thinks Obama is a socialist, thinks Obama is an extremist. Talking about the gut here. Talk about information overload. You don’t know what to believe anymore. One of the websites that I track is called HillBuzz. Well, it’s HillBuzz.wordpress.com. Now, this is a website ostensibly run by a bunch of women who want Obama to lose so that Hillary will have a chance in 2012. You ought to see this site. I mean, they’ve got McCain winning Iowa, they’ve got McCain winning Maine, they’ve got McCain winning New Hampshire, they’ve got him winning Ohio, they’ve got him winning Florida, on the basis that the media is not uncovering the depth of anger in the Democrat Party at Obama. And one of the reasons that these babes at Hill Buzz — this is what they say. Now, I’m your host. I gotta digest all this, and it’s a website, I don’t know who these people are, and I don’t know if what they’re saying is true. It’s anecdotal information on an website.

Now, people will look at it and they’ll print it out, it has automatic credibility. Well, you can print it out, put it on a piece of paper, why, it has credibility. I can’t look at it that way. But it’s just overload. They say the big reason that there’s so much anger out there, particularly among Hillary woman, so much anger is how Obama cheated in the Hawkeye Cauci. If you remember the polls in the Hawkeye Cauci, Hillary was supposed to do pretty well, but it was a caucus. She didn’t work it that hard because she didn’t think that it was going to be that important. Obama was — this is what these people say. We know, by the way, this is true — Obama was busing in all kinds of people from out of state, and in a caucus situation you vote in public, not in private. So you can be lobbied, you can be pressured, you can be stigmatized as a racist if you, you know, don’t hold your hand up for Obama or write his name down on a piece of paper everybody is going to see you do, and they claim that they are livid. Well, I was looking at their latest post last night about how nobody in the media is picking up on how well McCain is doing in some of these battleground states, and I scrolled down, I don’t know, because normally, you know, I value my sanity.

I do not read comments on blog posts on websites, because when you do that, you find out how dangerously insane a whole lot of people in this country are. It can destroy your faith in America faster than anything unless you have a great resolve to be able to read this stuff and understand you’re reading posts by a minority of people, but it really tests your mettle, folks. I never read these comments because they’re just lunatics. But for some reason, this little piece last night intrigued me so I started reading the comments, and I got down to this one. Comment 25: Sarah P. writing to the Hill Buzz website responding to their story of how really well McCain is doing with angry Democrats, and the media is not covering. “Okay, I want to clear my conscience a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow Clinton supporters out. I worked for the campaign–” Obama, “–and I can’t wait for this week to be over. I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate, but over time I grew to love Hillary. The internal campaign idea, Obama campaign, is to twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit you. We pay people and organize people to go on all the online sites and play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama. We do this to stifle your motivation, to destroy your confidence. We did this the whole primary, and it worked. Sprinkle in mass vote confusion becomes bewildering, most people lose patience, they just give up on their support of a candidate and decide just to block out TV, news, websites, et cetera.

“This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement in vote turnout issues. Next, we infiltrate all the blogs, and all the YouTube videos, and we overwhelm the voting, the comments, all to continue the appearance of overwhelming world support for Obama. People make posts to the effect that the world has gone mad. That’s the intention, to make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending. We have also had quite a hand in skewing many, many polls.” I don’t know how they’ve done that. She doesn’t describe how they’ve skewed the polls. “Some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked, but many we have spoiled, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter. It’s worked, although the goal was to appear 13 to 15 points ahead. You see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner. Go with the flow, become sheeple. The polls are roughly three to five points in favor of Barack. That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple. Our donors are the same people who finance the mainstream media. Their interests are tied. Barack then tends to come across as Teflon, nothing sticks, and trust me, there were meetings with Fox News, the goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch O’Reilly, he’s become much more diplomatic and fair and balanced and soft towards Obama. It’s because he wants to retain the number one spot on cable news and have access to the Obama campaign.

“Now all the media want access, and they’re expecting more, and that’s why nothing sticks to Obama. The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless the results. There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we’re boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up. Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all. There’s a huge staff of people working around the clock watching every site, every blog, we flood these sites, we have had a goal to overwhelm. The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you got the picture. I’m saying this because I know Hillary was better for the country, and I now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her.

“To me, Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies but now I understand more than I care to, and I realize his interests are more for him and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everybody dependent on the government. This means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as America. So I’m now supporting McCain. Sarah Palin’s a huge threat. Our campaign has feared her like you cannot imagine. If it seems unfair how she’s been treated, well, it’s because she has had a team working around the clock to make her look like a fool,” meaning the Obama camp has had a team. “This is a big conspiracy. I’m so shocked. We released a little blurb the other day that Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts toward 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it’s alive. David Axelrod, Plouffe, very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence. It’s not over yet but I think the machine is working. It’s a hill to climb. I’ll be quitting my post on November 5th. My vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position. I don’t feel I had any part of anything I’d feel guilty for, but I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upset me. PS, my name is not really Sarah but I am a female and I understand your plight.”

This is a post to a website that’s run by Hillary supporters that are desperately trying to get people to believe that Democrats in droves are abandoning Obama like this woman here from the Obama staff. You read this and you don’t know what to make of it. You read something like this, you want to believe it. There is a back up post, by the way, post 133. I kept going to see what people would say to this poster. The next poster says: “Regarding what Sarah P wrote, of course this is true. It’s interesting this is supposedly written by an ex-campaigner but it was obviously already, that’s what they do. A couple of times I went on to YouTube it’s plain as day that professional commentators are at work. For example, you write something about Ayers, within three minutes there will be ten to 15 comments about how he was just a young confused guy or he’s a respected educator now or he has no connection to Obama. They’ll just repeat the same thing for the next five minutes and then you see the very same messages on other videos over and over. They rotate the points around or have one or two different words, I think YouTube blocks verbatim comments as spam so they have to change them up a little bit. A lot of this is blatant and undeniable, some of it’s just a feeling or a hunch based on the decades of watching election campaigns and paying attention to how propaganda works and how people normally speak.”

So there’s two posts — by the way, a lot of others agreed with this that were just putting in their two cents, not from actual hands on experience. You read these things and you don’t quite know what to make of them. This is an example of the information overload. I don’t know who the Hill Buzz babes are and I don’t know if they can prove any of their claims but this their claims are true, then Obama is in huge, big trouble and nobody knows it, and you will acknowledge that that possibility exists because the media is not interested in any weakness Obama has. They’re into covering it up. They are pushing his agenda of socialism. They are cheerleaders. So we don’t know who to believe, and that’s why there’s no gut feeling here. That is why the best thing we can do is stay focused on the things we can prove and the things we can do, and one of those things is vote.

END TRANSCRIPT

CCRWM on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Colmesy told Tito that all the information about Obama’s associations were already reported on. Tito responded thus:

“listen, listen, listen….don’t pretend we American people are estupid. We are esmarter than that. We know the media are in the bank for Obama”

I almost peed! It’s especially gratifying that despite his heavy accent, his grasp of the subject matter and the spin Colmesy was trying to pull on him came through very powerfully. The look on Colmesy face was priceless!

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 12:20 AM

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Colmsey, you’ve got some ‘splainin to do!

Laura in Maryland on October 31, 2008 at 12:25 AM

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 12:20 AM

I watched that. Tito was great and Colmes had that arrogant smirk on his face, like he thought he was better and smarter.

Connie on October 31, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Politico has to thread the needle of equal parts leftinoia and rightinoia. It’s just easier to settle on pandering to the side less likely to send you death threats.

spmat on October 31, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Thanks cs, I (almsost).. forgive you for your stupid comment in another thread, almost and such as….

(I’ll check back there later.)

*music playing*

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Allah, I think I could summarize this thread thus: they like you and they want to love you but they feel you have cheapened the relationship by shilling for super-biased and super-boring lefty blogs.

snaggletoothie on October 31, 2008 at 12:33 AM

http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=39446

Another post about the manipulation of the Obama Campaign

CCRWM on October 31, 2008 at 12:34 AM

The campaign handed over an official copy of his short-form birth certificate — the standard document produced by the Hawaii Department of Health — to Factcheck.org.

Ha ha. I like the way they had to call it an “official copy”. What a total joke.

And Politico has confirmed the authenticity of a contemporaneous announcement of his birth in the Honolulu Advertiser.

ROFLMAO! The “authenticity” of a newspaper announcement … Oh, how professional. Do these people actually think with these brains?

Monkees randomly banging on typewriters in the back room. That’s about the level of most of the “reporting” these days.

progressoverpeace on October 31, 2008 at 12:34 AM

CCRWM on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Yes, it was already posted……… and not to scare away the new trolls, try this next time………

“Obama Media Manipulation Tactics Exposed in Pro-Hillary Blog Post?”

Less space, and if the trolls click on the link, it would be like Holy Water, Sunshine, and a Wooden Stake to the Heart to the Un-Dead…………..

Trolls, we know your bosses are pressing you, but do you actually know how much enjoyment we, in the know, get from hearing you thrash about……….?

Fear, creeping up on you, unseen, yet you know it is there… all that you have been told, all that you have been promised, all the “Hope” and “Change” and glorious future that was built upon a stack of lies……. finally being exposed……..

Not sleeping well? Can’t wait to protest and promise violence if “the One” is not elected? Talking only in your circle, but can’t get beyond the “talking points”?

You may have paid thousands of dollars for a college education that you are now on the hook for only to realize it was all propoganda………..

You may now just are realizing that you will have to actually work and provide a service that people will pay for in order to earn a living, and not just lip service……..

The horror……….. ohhhhh, The Hoooorrrrrroooorrrrrr…

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2008 at 12:35 AM

When is Obama going to demand that the LAT release the tape? Is it because it shows Obama praising terrorists attacks on Israel? Can’t believe he and the LAT and the MSM who also refuses to demand the tape get away with this. What a terrible election this it. Why give the press all these rights when all they do is abuse them and use them to fix elections?

Blake on October 31, 2008 at 12:40 AM

forgive you for your stupid comment in another thread, almost and such as….

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:28 AM

After you reread what I said in the other thread, you’ll realize it was you that was being less than brilliant. And I have already forgiven you.

Na na na na naaaaaa na… ;-)

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Oh I get it now!

Tito The Builder is like Joe The Plumber that’s getting out in the campaign trail!!

Bawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawaw!!

“Sweet mother of Ben Smith!!”

That’s precious!!!
And brilliant of the campaign.
Turn ‘em loose!!
Let the voters decide!!

Oh…. MAMA MIA!!!!

Very cost effective too!!

Every Tito and Joe and Mary and Jack is worth 10′s of millions of Obama dollars!!!!

BAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO WONDER ALLAH HAS GONE TOTALLY HAYWIRE ON US!!!

‘Splains everything!!!

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM

On the tape the LA Times won’t release, Obama’s seen laughing and cheering as various pro-Palestinians bash Israel and make other anti-Semitic remarks. Obama has a fantastic time at the event, and makes remarks himself to the effect that Israel has no right to exist and that Israelis are responsible for genocide of Palestinians.

According to all sources that have described it, this is apparently the most disgusting thing anyone has ever seen: a presidential candidate laughing and cheering as people talk about destroying Israel, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, and the only democracy in a region strategic to US interests.

I believe Hillbuzz. I hope we don’t elect a Jew hating president.

Blake on October 31, 2008 at 12:45 AM

So why hasn’t Politico and the rest of the press reported on these stories? Well, some of them we’re working on. But in many other cases, the stories were debunked, or there simply was no evidence for the claims.

These should be distinguished from partisan reporting that partisans wish had more political bite: National Review’s attacks on the educational philosophy behind the Annenberg Challenge, for instance, or The Nation’s reporting on McCain’s ties to a Russian oligarch. The demands that the Los Angeles Times release a video that it wrote about several months ago also come in a different category, though the underlying theory — that the Times missed, or concealed, some explosive element when it broke the story of the tape — is driven by some of the same longing for political kryptonite.

And the e-mails keep coming in, under headings such as: “Please research this;” “A tip for you,” and “WHY ISN’T POLITICO COVERING THIS STORY???”

Speakup on October 31, 2008 at 12:47 AM

real quote of the day, from Tito on H&C, on his sunglasses: “I wore them to intimidate Colmes.” Video’s up over at Hillbuzz.

AdrianG on October 31, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Here. Buzz this just for fun.

Connie on October 31, 2008 at 12:58 AM

What? And lose their invites to fancy State dinners at the WH, not to mention din din at “the club”…NEVER!!!

Gohawgs on October 31, 2008 at 1:12 AM

NC extending hours for voting.

Sick sick sick and tired of people who can’t/won’t wake up and say I need to plan my own day.

When we ransack the RNC I hope the very first platform position is this: The polls are open 7 am to 7 pm on Election Day. Be there or shut up.

Limerick on October 31, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Here. Buzz this just for fun.

Connie on October 31, 2008 at 12:58 AM

If there is any law left in this country……… at least let the Petitioner have their day in court, say…….. Friday 10/31/08?

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2008 at 1:14 AM

The polls are open 7 am to 7 pm on Election Day. Be there or shut up.

Limerick on October 31, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Ummmmmmmmmmmm……….. that’s kinda how my work does it.

……… if I “can’t” make it, I don’t get paid.

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2008 at 1:15 AM

I’ve never had a problem voting. Never.

Connie on October 31, 2008 at 1:23 AM

I’m waiting for a State to call the Fed bluff. Where is the State that says enough is enough. One man, one vote, you provide eligibility, we’ll supply the curtain. Is the Fed gonna throw out the results? Yeah? Go ahead and open that can of worms and see what happens.

Will it be Ft McHenry or Ft Sumter? Do you want to place a bet on your choice?

Limerick on October 31, 2008 at 1:30 AM

OK, Ace has the Tito The Builders deconstruction of Skeletor. (his words)

csdeven on October 31, 2008 at 1:36 AM

On the tape the LA Times won’t release, Obama’s seen laughing and cheering as various pro-Palestinians bash Israel and make other anti-Semitic remarks. Obama has a fantastic time at the event, and makes remarks himself to the effect that Israel has no right to exist and that Israelis are responsible for genocide of Palestinians.

According to all sources that have described it, this is apparently the most disgusting thing anyone has ever seen: a presidential candidate laughing and cheering as people talk about destroying Israel, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, and the only democracy in a region strategic to US interests.

I believe Hillbuzz. I hope we don’t elect a Jew hating president.

Blake on October 31, 2008 at 12:45 AM

Here’s my Christmas wish:
After most (or all) of the Liberals (Palestinian/Hamas/terrorist sympathizers, or not) have voted for Obama (whether before or after the election) they will be shipped the “wrong DVD” from Netflix and mistakenly served crow from Allen Brothers.

I for one cannot wait to see the look on people’s faces who voted for Obama. Just cannot wait!!

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 1:37 AM

I’ll be so glad when the election is over. Then maybe some of the whiny, bitchy malcontents who have nothing better to do than insult the senior supplier of content on this site will go find a place more receptive to their charming demeanors. The YouTube comments sections come to mind.

MadisonConservative on October 31, 2008 at 1:47 AM

though the underlying theory — that the Times missed, or concealed, some explosive element when it broke the story of the tape — is driven by some of the same longing for political kryptonite.

No, morons at Politico, it is not driven by a desire to see “political Kryptonite.”

It’s driven by a desire to truly know if Osama Obama is the lying Marxist anti-Semitic totalitarian he appears to be.

Hiding facts is not the same as telling the truth.

I’d worry about the election one hell of a lot less if I didn’t feel that Obama will, at a minimum, seriously damage the nation if he is elected.

Part of that fear comes from what Obama himself says. More comes from the uncritical way the media treats him, and their seeming unconcern about his record, beliefs and associates.

MrScribbler on October 31, 2008 at 2:02 AM

*Audible Fart*

Claypigeon on October 31, 2008 at 2:49 AM

CCRWM on October 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Sarah P, whose post Rush read today, posted again on Hillbuzz.

“I was going to write a long response to validate and defend myself, but I just don’t feel that its necessary. I am sorry some feel offended by my post. I have no shame or guilt, we all have careers but don’t necessarily agree with the boss. My duties are so benign and clerical that I don’t have a hand in what I feel is a “game”. The “game” as I see it is much like a play on vanity, its a ruffle up your feathers to appear larger kind of game. The campaign is now nearing 1 billion dollars, a 1 billion dollar campaign. Can you imagine, if 1 little girl came forth and tried to take on that kind of establishment. I am not the person for that, and its not possible for me to do without implosion. I am not sure I can offer much up that would take notice in the MSM and get reported. My story would not make news, its not newsworthy. Its not illegal, the ideas I am suggesting. Its smoke and mirrors, sure. Its playing with emotions, absolutely. But, to the masses and to the pundits it would be viewed as “campaigning” and you would be told that it was just Obama being the “better” campaigner.

The truth is simple. The idea is to appear as a winner. To deflate your opponent. To overwhelm your opponent. To confuse your opponent. And to own the airwaves. There was a mass coordination on foreigners to visit online sites and vote to declare who won in the debates. Did you notice that John Mccain seemed to lose and lose badly every time. Where did all those voters come from?

I could explain more, but my point wasn’t to dissect and draw this into a debate. My point was simple, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever considered myself a person who would vote for a “repug” as some like to call them. I have been involved in two elections and voted twice now. Straight democrat. I now see the truth, and the truth is to vote for what is best for our country. Vote not on emotion and don’t lose yourself to a game of mirrors. This election is down to a candidate that wants to win for his own desires and down to a candidate that wants to win for the country. Don’t allow yourself to be told what is right by anyone, review the facts, take a long good look at the candidate and decide what you believe is the right choice for us, for everyone in the united states. Your vote is your vote. Don’t allow a massive machine to feed you the answer.

I wrote the initial post to tell everyone to remain calm, stay firm in your convictions, vote with your heart don’t let the news and polls keep you and your will down. The news channels, the advertisements, the polls, are not the truth. They are not the truth. The truth is inside the people. Don’t be discouraged, and don’t give up.

And please, just ignore any oppositional voice on any forum, youtube, etc. Ask yourself one question, would there really be this much activity and opposition all on its own? Or were they sent, was this their mission? What seems more plausible?

How about the polls, how were the skewed? Take a look at the internals, always. But, above that think about something. How wold a polling company get paid? How would this be a viable business just on its own? They get paid by networks, ever notice how every two hours there is a pollster being interviewed and talking about his polls. Ever notice, the polls one day will have Barack Obama leading by 12, then the next day leading by 5, then the next day up to 8. How is that possible? Think about just one poll, that has Barack up 13 points, how badly would that destroy the average? Don’t you think it would be pretty easy to put together a few Pollsters to stick a few high polls up to throw off the average? This then makes other pollsters question their techniques, then they question the electorate and devise some kind of formula. They see their numbers as say Barack Obama up by 3, but they see another poll with Barack Obama up 13. They then formulate that there is problem, maybe some truth in the 13 poll, but that its overly exaggerated and that their poll is maybe too conservative so they then take their 3 and bump it up to say a 5-6. Its to split the difference, and the thought is that John Mccain doesn’t have the enthusiasm that Barack Obama does, so they give a weight adjustment that favors the democrat.

Lets just keep this simple, the race is 2-3 points in favor of Barack Obama. This is the internal truth. However, there is strong internal fear that there is no more votes left for him to pick up. Currently we see him at only 46% of the vote. Maybe 48% maximum.

If that wasn’t the truth, if all the polls were correct. Then why would there be a need for a 30 minute spot on all the networks. The goal from now and until next tuesday is to pick up 2 more percentage points. That is the goal. That is what the campaign is working on right now. That is the focus.

All the polls will all end up being around 3 point difference come monday. There will be a few rogue polls who will stick to their inflated numbers to help as that is their job, to help. but most will show it a 3 point race come monday.

The winner will be based on turnout, thats the secret, thats why you have seen so much opposition.”

Marsh on October 31, 2008 at 2:58 AM

I have an idea…………….

……… why not copy and paste the Bible instead of just providing a link?

Your intentions are well placed people, but we do have the technology………………..

McCain/Palin 2008

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2008 at 3:17 AM

I was listening to the guy who infiltrated the Weatherman today on the radio. I don’t remember his full name. But he was saying how Ayers would always berate them for not doing enough. Ayers delivered a message from Dohrn where she complained that she had to do all the work — get the material to make the bomb, make the bomb, and plant the bomb at the SF police station that killed an officer.
He also said that Ayers/Dohrn’s statement that they tried not to hurt people was bullshit. They insisted all the bombs have plenty of shrapnel. This is born out by the Grenwich Village bomb that went off in Ayer’s girlfriend’s hands. It was packed with nails. He also talked how they planned reeducation camps for those who didn’t get with the revolution. Those who refused to be re-educated, would be “eliminated” which they estimated to be 25 million people. What good little Stalinists. And these are the people Comrade Barry pals around with who don’t have a moment of remorse.

Obama and his wife are sickening. What is wrong with this country that anyone would consider voting for this creep?

Blake on October 31, 2008 at 4:20 AM

At least she had this much right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyDqQW2adPk

Syd B. on October 31, 2008 at 4:40 AM

Does Allahpundit have a pay-per-click affiliate contract with Politico?

fossten on October 30, 2008

Seems that way, doesn’t it.
I honestly don’t know what MM sees in that guy. Hey, maybe there’s a story there for Politico to investigate. Nah, they only go negative on Republicans.

SKYFOX on October 31, 2008 at 5:31 AM

Since Allah did not have the sense to post a useful quote, here is a comment from HillBuzz, which Rush discussed yesterday:

Hey girl. Or Guy. By the way, do you know about this person? By the name of Sarah P? I don’t know about her and I don’t know her. I also don’t know if what she says is true but… Aw, I’m sure you know each other! Here’s what she has to say:

Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.

I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.

We did this the whole primary and it worked.

Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.
People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”

Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.
see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.

Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill Oreilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.

This is why nothing sticks.

The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.
There is no true inauguration draft or true grant park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.

Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.

There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.

The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as america, so I am now supporting John Mccain.

Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.

this is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.

We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, its a lie. David is very smart, but its a sticky ugly not very truthful kind of intelligence.

Its not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And its a hill to climb.

I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.

I wish you all well, and goodluck.

PS my name is not really sarah. but I am a female and I understand your plight.

If this rings a bell to you at all V4O, and if it is true, be sure to clear off and smear the disgusting sludge and grime and putrid sick of your candidate’s campaign somewhere else.

How’s this? I am as liberal as they come. I’m not conservative, like a lot of the lurkers on this blog. But I am a populist, FDR liberal. Barack Obama is no Democrat. And if you were as confident as you say, you wouldn’t be wasting your time on us scary “repub lites”, now would you?
I know all about Hillary’s positions. I know how liberal she is. I know about John McCain. I know about Barack Obama. I am not a fool.

But thanks to people like you, I know EXACTLY who I’m voting for on Nov 4th.

And news flash:
It won’t be Barack Obama.

PPS: Don’t be sad, V4B. According to Donna Brazile, you don’t need my vote anyway. Catch ya later.

Right_of_Attila on October 31, 2008 at 6:36 AM

Politico sux.

ctmom on October 31, 2008 at 6:46 AM

http://revolutionarypolitics.com/?p=198

Mommypundit on October 31, 2008 at 6:54 AM

Oh and I did click the link and came up with this story…debunking the debunker.

Ben Smith Covering Obama’s Ass. Must be crowded down there these days. Inside the nastiest ’08 rumors -Politico

A snippet…from my debunking of that punk.

Gee Ben it looks like Odinga and “The Lightworker” are a bit closer than a mere phone call. Looks like they are standing right next to each other. Looks like “The Lightworker” is campaigning for Odinga.

The media has ignored stories about the relationship between the two men because there’s no real evidence that one exists.

Well yea except for the video you see a few lines above this sentence, yea except for that, there is no evidence.

There is evidence that Obama toasted a PLO terrorist in the company of two domestic terrorists but the Los Angeles Times won’t release the tape. So Ben your assertion that the press ignores stories because they don’t exist rings a bit hollow. Or do you not consider the Los Angeles Times the press? If not welcome to the club.

PierreLegrand on October 31, 2008 at 8:00 AM

The Obama-Odinga denial is the easiest one to debunk. CBS Chicago travelled with Obama on the visit and they note the pair being together. Back in 2006 no one had any reason to obfuscate the relationship between the two.

Here’s my take on Politico’s misinformation-

http://crypticsubterranean.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-odinga-and-politico.html

Jay Mac on October 31, 2008 at 8:09 AM

Re: Odinga

The media has ignored stories about the relationship between the two men because there’s no real evidence that one exists.

Then Obama goes to Kenya and speaks to crowds and takes pictures with Odinga and that’s a relationship that doesn’t exist?

Excuse me?

Maybe Politico ought to try a little harder.

Being honest, I mean.

drjohn on October 31, 2008 at 8:14 AM

*cues movie: Charming Demeanors*

Mcguyver on October 31, 2008 at 10:36 AM

We need to get this freeper post out all over the net, to overwhelm the Astroturfer trolls. Post it everywhere you can, it’s clear, succinct and devastating to the “messiah” in that it’s irrefutible evidence of his duplicity.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2120699/posts

Webrider on October 31, 2008 at 11:47 AM

GUYS

I think it’s time to have a better look at that Khalidi thing

Here’s the website:

http://www.pcpsr.org/about/names.html

Ahmad Mubarak Khalidi

NOT Rashid Khalidi

drjohn on October 31, 2008 at 1:46 PM