October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight; Update: “Obama’s other race speech”; Update: Is this the vid? Update: Transcript added

posted at 5:26 pm on October 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s the talk of Twitter and of our comment threads, so here’s a dedicated post to let your imaginations run wild.

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/statuses/253208624489459713

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/statuses/253223344441270272

Bad for Romney or bad for Obama? Ace is in eeyore mode as a defense mechanism to prepare his brain and heart in case it’s bad for Mitt, but that would be a surprise given how pro-Romney the Drudge Report has been during the campaign. (“No one has displaced [Romney campaign manager] Matt Rhoades in the Republican firmament as the go-to Drudge guy,” said one top GOP operative last year.) On his site, Drudge says the video was recorded six years ago, which means it can’t be the long-sought Khalidi tape. That was recorded in 2003. It can’t be the Michelle Obama “whitey”/”why’d he” tape either, which was allegedly recorded in 2004. This is likely something new.

Can’t wait to find out which campaign pulled the pin and tossed this grenade by feeding oppo to the media the night before the debate. Excitement! While we wait, here’s Paul Ryan converting a turnover by America’s sexiest grandpa into one of the easiest lay-ups in political history.

Update: Tomorrow’s debate should be a humdinger:

One thing to bear in mind per Drudge’s mention that the tape is six years old: Obama was already two years into his Senate term at the time and well along in thinking about running for president. A guy in that position normally isn’t given to saying Drudge-worthy things about race publicly, so I’m assuming the tape must have been made in a semi-private setting — at a fundraiser, say, a la Romney’s “47 percent” comments. I wonder if Hillary’s camp knew about it all along in 2007-08 but sat on it because it was too politically explosive or if this will be news to them too.

Update: It’ll air on Hannity’s show. The teaser on his site: “It’s a bombshell video that you will only see tonight on ‘Hannity,’ and it’s one that could dramatically impact the race for the White House”.

Update: Haven’t had a chance to watch yet, but a reader notes that this video from 2007 looks a lot like the screencap that Drudge just posted. Drudge is also now teasing, though, that the Daily Caller will have an “unscrubbed” version of the video. Tucker Carlson says on Twitter that it’ll be up on the DC at 9 p.m.

Update: A reporter on Twitter points to this Roland Martin piece for CNN in 2007 noting that the Hampton speech drew fire from some on the right at the time, mainly for O’s references to “quiet riots” as a way of describing economic despair among minorities. Martin downplays it, but he’s an O supporter. Let’s see what the DC has.

Update: Here’s the transcript — as prepared for delivery — of O’s 2007 speech at Hampton. Still not positive if this is the speech Drudge has in mind, but the screencap does match up.

Update: A friend e-mails to point out that some of the bits quoted on Drudge are *not* in the transcript. Right — it’s only the remarks as prepared for delivery. To find out how O ad-libbed, we’ll have to wait for Hannity and the DC.

Update: More from Drudge:

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/253276183570030592


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Maybe it’s video of Barry and Michelle filling out their Pigford reparations application: we attempted to farm from our backyard in Hyde Park, but the USDA told us we couldn’t because we’re black.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

cripe, this is going way to fast, we are all posting the same bloody thing :)

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Can’t wait for Obama’s black accent.

Likely on Bret Bair.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Man. I almost got my race card paid off, and now this.

TexasDan on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

This video better be good, because if it’s like Romney’s “47%” statement, it will be a meh sandwich.

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

libtard4life is going to esplode.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

ding ding ding….along with racist

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Hannity apparently claimed to have possession of it earlier.

amerpundit on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hannity’s hint was “Good Day”????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YqxOAicbMs

redguy on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

@TheDailyEdge
REPORT: Bombshell new video will allege Barack Obama has fathered two black children with a woman named “Michelle”

lester on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight

MURKINESS, TUMULT, CHAOS!

And the Good times!

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Maybe it’s Allah secretly taped watching “Red Dawn” and taking notes.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

It’s Obama and Larry Sinclair – together!

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I just hope its something worthwhile. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been disappointed by Hannity and Breitbart over hyped up zilch.

reddevil on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!

Racism goes in only one direction, with the officially recognized minorities perpetual victims and whites the eternal perpetrators.

I have a feeling this will be smaller than what is getting everyone else excited. Plus, if it’s against Mitt the MSM will go on a ‘fact-checking’ spree while grabbing their shovels to bury the story if it risks hurting Obama.

Liam on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Can we hope? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZdeg_fL-I

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

Oh boy, this is getting better and better. Barry doing one of his accents? Is it the “street” accent, or the “black preacher” accent?

More popcorn, please.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Oh. My. Gods. Here it is, y’all. Straight from Drudge

Sekhmet on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

wolverines!

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Maybe he gets high and screams “Kill Whitey!!” ala Chris Farley in Black sheep?

Kill Whitey – Black Sheep

Chances are it’s him saying something we (conservatives) already know, but maybe, just maybe it will give 1-2% of undecided voters 2nd thoughts. If it’s good Romney better bring it up tomorrow!

nextgen_repub on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

Drudge

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

heh, maybe it’s the video in which he makes the case for reparations for slavery…

jimver on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

Mainstream Media: “This was just a copy of Obama auditioning for the part of Malcolm X in a small Chicago theater production.”

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I have seen the WH response to whatever this tape may illuminate:

“The Presidents position on [INSERT TOPIC HERE] has been evolving. His earlier statements do not reflect the current policies of this administration and is evidenced by the [INSERT OBSCURE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT HERE] Act”

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

No, no, no – it’s that danged Mohammed movie causing even more trouble again!

whatcat on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight

Hmm, O.K., I’ll Bite.

it’s a Colonoscopy on the First Lady.

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Everyone who is eagerly anticipating the Fall of Obama tonight is feeling the same way Cowboy fans do before every game.

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

O/T; everyone is too cynical about the teflon president. If he’s “teflon,” it is because no one takes the fight to him.

If John McCain, the worst presidential candidate in history, could assemble 47% of the popular vote in the midst of an economic meltdown widely blamed on his own political party, and while trying to secure a rare 3rd consecutive term for his party, and in the midst of two unpopular wars, then there is every reason for optimism, media bias notwithstanding.

This election is NOT over. Screw the media. Stop throwing in the towel.

If this video is damaging to Obama, then it is damaging to Obama.

matthew8787 on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Didn’t Hannity have some other explosive video of Obama from Breitbart’s team about 6 months ago that was supposed to be a game changer? It was something w/ Obama in it while he was at Harvard at a protest or something? Hannity built it up all day in his usual tease drama mode and it changed nothing.

The only thing at could rally damage Obama is if he is clearly making a speech or statement using racial terminology or something. The media would be forced to cover it and not be able to spin it. Obama is slick, and I doubt it’s anything like that…

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Not expecting much.

McDuck on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Oh. My. Gods. Here it is, y’all. Straight from Drudge

Sekhmet on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Didn’t click. Smells like a RickRoll to me.

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Now, if only the LA Times would release the Rashid Khalidi tape…

Bum, bum, BUM!

Fallon on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Breitbart, you magnificent bastard!

kurtzz3 on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If you close your eyes it would sound just like a Rev Wright sermon. Full of anti-colonialism, antisemitism, black liberation theology and Marxism but when you open it will be Barack Obama.

OR

Bill Clinton going full out on this guy should be getting us coffee. And how dare he try at take over this party that the Soros created. Hillary is a disciple from the start but Obama is a john come lately the the Soros family

tjexcite on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

don’t let ryans sneaky face and tendency to lie about how fast he runs a mile put you off.
we must vote obama out.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Oh boy, this is getting better and better. Barry doing one of his accents? Is it the “street” accent, or the “black preacher” accent?

More popcorn, please.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

that would be priceless since he’s not good at faking accents…the phoniness alone would be a spectacle to watch…

jimver on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The tape will prove that Obama is a racist.

I love the trump card being trumped.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

On Drudge

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

LurkerDood on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Breitbart lives!!!

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If it is about Obama being a bit racist, then Drudge and every white American will be accused by the media of being racists for pointing out that Obama is a racist. (Cue the Reverend Wright tapes to see how much Obama gleaned from his sermons…)

Hillary will be banging her head on the table, “Why didn’t we have that tape in 2008!??!”

albill on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I think we are all setting ourselves up for more disappointment.

MoreLiberty on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If Rev. Wright’s racist sermons on hating whites (along with videos showing the racist TUCC audiences LOVING such hateful sermons) didn’t matter to a majority of voters, it’s hard to believe that voters will care about any more of Obama’s remarks (yes, Obama has made many racist remarks also).

Karmi on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Hussein err…ahem…..
smooching Farrakhan/Jeremiah Wright ?
Or maybe the other way around ?
With “kill whitey” playing in the background ?

burrata on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

This might be a convenient distraction from the Libya scandal, no? Or am I too conspiratorial?

Mark1971 on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

from Drudge with Sirens:

FOXNEWS TONIGHT: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Above the headline banner:

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

I’m seeing Obama in full Rev. Jeremiah Wright mode.

peski on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

libtard4life is going to esplode.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I thought it was spelled “asplode”.

The Rogue Tomato on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

jim lehrer….SQUIRREL!

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Might be Michelle Obama tape…the other Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight

Hmm, O.K., I’ll Bite.

it’s a Colonoscopy on the First Lady.

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

You deserve a thousand deaths for that mental image.

Mind Bleach

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

it’s a Colonoscopy on the First Lady.

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

lool :-)

jimver on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Maybe Drudge meant to write “The other Obama’s race speech”.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I did some searching and this link to tonight’s tape has just appeared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Thank you! Rough day. That hit the spot.

crash72 on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

crash72 on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Drudge has more up as the update notes. You can’t read the small text above. It’s:

“THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…”

Dusty on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Choom Gang re-union?

“….and that ‘Kill All The Babies’ bill you got passed…dude….that was awesome….who’s got the bong…..”

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Obama’s kryptonite is the economy. A race speech hyped by Drudge and aired by Hannity will not move the needle. At most, it’ll excite conservatives who don’t like Obama already.

YYZ on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Oh. My. Gods. Here it is, y’all. Straight from Drudge

Sekhmet on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

well played

Rio Linda Refugee on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Oh. My. Gods. Here it is, y’all. Straight from Drudge

Sekhmet on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Dammit.

Tennman on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If he said accusation of racism of one-side, then it gives it away

jaboba on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

How can you trust anyone who links to Alex Jones 5 times a week like Drudge does?

Kaptain Amerika on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

“THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…”

NASCAR Race?

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

On Drudge

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

LurkerDood on October 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Good grief… I don’t know who is the bigger DQ, Drudge or Hannity.

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Guess master of your domain ends at day 28 :(

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Hahaha!

The Notorious G.O.P on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Can’t wait for Obama’s black accent.

Likely on Bret Bair.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

What if it’s Obama doing a “dorky white guy” accent. That would be quite something.

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I just noticed that the siren is flashing on Drudge.

Might be Michelle Obama tape…the other Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Wow I hope for the good of the country that this is one Juicy Tape.

Juicy as in scandalous.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It’s lorien caught refusing to hit on a woman.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

it’s a Colonoscopy on the First Lady.

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Does it show the six Big Macs she scarfed down the hour before?

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Well, crap, I was hoping it was a Larry Sinclair sex tape.

Breitbart, if the tape is any good, and this was your idea, then I remain in awe of your genius.

The Rogue Tomato on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Probably a tape of Obama speaking on reparations and blaming “whitey” for everything and it’s time to elect someone who’ll help us get back what’s ours, blah, blah, blah. Could be that he also channels a little of Malcolm X, Calypso Louie, and Jerry “God Damn America” Wright, while disparaging conservative blacks by using the “N” word.

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Maybe Drudge meant to write “The other Obama’s race speech”.

[Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM]

Maybe it’s the white Obama, making racist remarks about blacks.

Dusty on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Is it too late for King Obama to schedule a prime time speech tonight?

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It’s lorien caught refusing to hit on a woman.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

No such tape exists.

The Rogue Tomato on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Frankly, if nobody cared about a 2nd 9-11 attack by AQ, I don’t think they’ll care about this.

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Drudge helped hype the Segway before it’s unveiling as some sort of epoch-shaking change in modern transportation. Hopefully, this report isn’t the Campaign ’12 version of that little debacle…

jon1979 on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I predict this will be aired on Bret Bair, first segment, coming up in 7 minutes.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Is it Obama talking about the “typical white women” in his life?

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Since Drudge says the video is six years old – and we all know that OBOZO didn’t exist six years ago – it must be another slime piece against Romney.

TeaPartyNation on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Obama was already in the U.S. Senate in 2006, but he was still in the minority. He may have said something provocative at the time, in order to launch his Presidential campaign.

In 2006, President Bush and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld were coming under much criticism for the violence in Iraq, and Sen. John McCain was becoming prominent among Republicans for recommending the “surge” strategy, which wasn’t implemented until after the 2006 midterm elections. Mitt Romney was then in his last year as Governor of Massachusetts, and it’s doubtful that Mitt Romney would have been thinking about running for President then, and would have said something to get himself in trouble.

Steve Z on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If it has the word ‘Jooooooooooooo’ in it we got us a Humping Robot moment.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Hate to say it, but it’ll have to be a real doozy for it to make any difference. Anybody who actually cares was known that Obama was a racist since Day 1 of his campaign.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

this is a mistake. should wait until week before election

gerrym51 on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Is it too late for King Obama to schedule a prime time speech tonight?

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It would go like this “ttt…dddd….aaa…I…president…ooooo”.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s hawkdriver admitting that real men served in the U.S. Navy.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I predict this will be aired on Bret Bair, first segment, coming up in 7 minutes.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If so, that adds some cred – he doesn’t usually go for the cheap shot.

peski on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Maybe a tape of Obama suggesting the NFL hire replacement officials.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

That’s the most intriguing part of the tease….

It will be delicious if the race card is trumped by his own racism.

tru2tx on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

it’s a Colonoscopy on the First Lady.

ToddPA on October 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Does it show the six Big Macs she scarfed down the hour before?

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Yes. Fully intact, including the wrappers and bag they were delivered in.

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Obama’s kryptonite is the economy. A race speech hyped by Drudge and aired by Hannity will not move the needle. At most, it’ll excite conservatives who don’t like Obama already.

YYZ on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

From what Hannity was saying, it will expose how the MSM edited a tape to make Obama look better. I’m guessing it is one we have already seen, we just were not shown ALL of it.

If true, watching the media in CYA mode will provide some grand entertainment.

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

It’s lorien caught refusing to hit on a woman.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The future must not belong to those who slander ME!

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

About time we played the game the same way the left plays.

Should cause a reactions

jake-the-goose on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

If it has the word ‘Jooooooooooooo’ in it we got us a Humping Robot moment.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Sho-nuff

The Notorious G.O.P on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Oh. My. Gods. Here it is, y’all. Straight from Drudge

Sekhmet on October 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Didn’t click. Smells like a RickRoll to me.

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Dang it! Wish I’d read you first BobMbx.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

If it has the word ‘Jooooooooooooo’ in it we got us a Humping Robot moment.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Is ‘honky’ Humpbot-worthy, too..?

affenhauer on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

It’s being hyped as a game changer. It better be at this point.

rubberneck on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

If it has the word ‘Jooooooooooooo’ in it we got us a Humping Robot moment.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Good one, you c/b very close to something. I still think it’s Michelle, who were she not muzzled would spit out inanities, daily.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

This better be good. This really better be good.

Mark1971 on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

It’s hawkdriver admitting that real men served in the U.S. Navy.

Bishop on October 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

HAHA! You better hope Hawk doesn’t have the bunker GPS.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

The future must not belong to those who slander ME!

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Lol.

peski on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Kramer’s Racist Tirade — Caught on Tape?

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Bishop will never read this…

Seven Percent Solution on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Anything that causes the MSM to clench it’s collective sphincter is fine by me.

Bruno Strozek on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Obama demonstrated with the “you didn’t build that” rant that he can lower his guard and go into full lefty crackpot mode.

Mark1971 on October 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

How can you trust anyone who links to Alex Jones 5 times a week like Drudge does?
Kaptain Amerika on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

He has a link up to Jones all the time on his site, along with other news source sites. Don’t like it, complain to Matt.

whatcat on October 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I hope this really is something…because whatever this video is, releasing it could very well backfire. This kind of “tune in and see something totally awesome” bait usually don’t.

JetBoy on October 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I’m assuming the tape must have been made in a semi-private setting — at a fundraiser, say, a la Romney’s “47 percent” comments. I wonder if Hillary’s camp knew about it all along in 2007-08 but sat on it because it was too politically dodgy or if this will be news to them too

His clinging to guns/bibles tape? Was there a part we were not shown?

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

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