Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Just Words"

Disclaimer: I just had surgery on Thursday, and sm still pretty loopy. If there are typos or a little rambling, I apologize!

So, Obama gave this spech the other day that his supporters are claiming is the best since JFK. I read it - didn't come away thinking that. As a result of this claim by the Obama folk, I DID learn about a really cool site,, which has the best 100 speeches. Oh, and as someone pointed out in response to an attack on Clinton's speechgiving, her speech on "Women's Rights are Human Rights" is in the Top 100 speeches. Check it out!

OK - back to Obama's "Can't we just all get along?" speech. Right after he gave that speech, his campaign started to attack Clinton again - this time claiming HER people got into his passport file. Um, no - actually, her's had been breached, too, a year ago, and she wasn't throwing a tantrum like he was. Then there was the photo he released of her husband his pastor, as if a photo is COMPARABLE to a 20+ year close relationship. Clinton's people summed it up nicely in this Press Release, from her site (

MEMO: Obama Campaign: Just Words
To: Interested Parties
From: The Clinton Campaign
Date: March 21, 2008
RE: Obama Campaign: Just Words

At this point, it’s no secret that the Obama campaign is in political hot water given the news stories of the last few weeks and is desperate to change the subject.

The ground is shifting away from them and their response?

First, disenfranchise voters - Prevent new votes in Florida and Michigan. Stop voting in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Kentucky, South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia and Indiana.

Second, peddle photos of President Clinton shaking hands with Reverend Wright less than 48 hours after calling for a high-minded conversation on race. Well, President Clinton took tens of thousands of photos during his eight years as president. Stop the presses.

Third, accuse our campaign of having something to do with Senator Obama’s passport file being breached, a reckless charge that has zero merit.

Fourth, continue attacks on Senator Clinton’s character in an effort to implement what the Chicago Tribune called a full assault on her ethics.

Fifth, stonewall the press: no tax returns, no state records, no answers about the inconsistencies in the Rezko story.

So it’s not a pretty sight - it’s all part of a pattern of just words.

Senator Obama talks about voter participation while actively disenfranchising millions.

He calls for high minded debates while practicing lowdown politics.

He promises a different kind of campaign while attacking Hillary’s character.

He promises transparency while hiding basic info and stonewalling the press.

It’s no wonder that Americans are coming to see that for all of his lofty rhetoric, Senator Obama’s candidacy is really just words.

It’s no surprise that Americans are expressing serious doubts about his ability to answer the 3am call.

It’s no wonder that top journalists are calling the Obama campaign desperate, saying that it’s amateur hour in Chicago.

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