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Monday, September 08, 2008

Rumors Run Rampant: Barack Obama Edition

Rumors Run Rampant: Barack Obama Edition

Did the Democrats just throw away 12,000 flags?

This post says yes and has the pictures to prove it...

This post (from the Denver Post) is not as inflamatory...

"I just spoke with the person at Invesco who found the flags and he thinks both sides are exaggerating a bit. The person claims the majority of the bags with flags in them were near the trash, on a dock, and would have been thrown away. The person thinks it was probably an “oversight” by the Democrats rather than any nefarious plot against the flag. But the person doesn’t believe anyone was coming to get them: “The flags were there for a week and a day and no one came looking for them.”"

It is clear that a flags put into trash bags or just thrown into the trash were not being prepared to be reused or rescued or disposed of properly. I don't think the Democrats were being deliberately offensive, they just didn't think or care. Someone who did care found them and gave them to the RNC. Political ploy? Absolutely! Sign that the Democrats care more about power more than country? Your guess/opinion is as good as mine.

You can be sure that no one will be swearing out a police complaint because when you leave something out for eight days in and around the trash dumpsters, the wonder is that they were still there. How come it takes so long for trash pickup in Denver?


Meanwhile, a new book is released that addresses rumors about Obama and...well, the point seems to be that the rumors addressed are true? David Freddoso is the author of a book entitled The Case against Barack Obama.

The book's primary blurb: The reality behind the rhetoric, the plans behind the promises, and the faults behind the façade

The Case against Barack Obama reveals:

How Obama won his first election (to the Illinois State Senate) by having his lawyers knock all his opponents --including the black, female incumbent -- off the ballot on technicalities, so he could run unopposed

How Obama voted to deny medical care to babies born alive after abortion -- a bill too extreme even for Nancy Pelosi (Freddoso has an exclusive interview with the nurse central to the case)

A story Obama would like to stay buried in Chicago: How he used his clout as a U.S. Senator to save the corrupt Cook County Political Machine when reformers of both parties tried to challenge the entrenched political bosses

How Obama's wife Michele's salary nearly tripled in 2005 -- the same year he was sworn in to the U.S. Senate and began earmarking funds for her employer

How Obama's friendship with the hate-spewing Reverend Jeremiah Wright was no accident -- but a carefully thought out personal and political decision

Why Obama thought his association with '60s-era terror-bomber Bill Ayers wouldn't matter -- an exposé of the insular radical chic of Chicago's Hyde Park politics

How state Senator Obama was paid more than $100,000 for legal work -- then helped his client's company get $320,000 in taxpayer grants

How, at a time when he says he was short of work and short of cash, Obama obtained $112,000, plus campaign contributions, from someone he later made into a government grantee through his public office

Inside Obama's 17-year relationship and irregular land deal with developer Tony Rezko, whose livelihood depended on sapping the taxpayer for subsidies

"I've never done any favors for him," says Obama about Rezko. But he has -- lots of them, as Freddoso shows

Why Rezko's conviction for corrupting public officials might become the Whitewater scandal of Obama's campaign

How Obama speaks of the days when his family was making $240,000 per year as if he had been suffering poverty -- while, just last March, he voted to raise your taxes if you make over $32,500 per year

The Chicago Machine politician who "made a U.S. senator" out of Obama by giving him plum committee assignments and high-profile legislation in its late stages (often removing the original sponsors), and helping him spread money around through earmarks and "targeted" grants

How Obama avoided taking unpopular stands in the state Senate by voting "present" about 130 times -- or simply by absenting himself from tough votes altogether

Obama's little-known vow to Planned Parenthood in July 2007 -- and why it would mean the end of every state, federal, and local regulation of abortion, and the end of all restrictions on government abortion funding

A "new politics"? How, in less than four years as a U.S. senator, Obama has voted for some of the worst special-interest legislation to move through the chamber

How Obama opposes school choice through vouchers or tax credits -- while sending his own children to an elite private school

How Obama wants -- and has voted -- to abolish secret-ballot elections in the workplace when employees determine whether to unionize, allowing unions to intimidate and harass workers who don't support them

Why Obama's foreign policy would take its cues from Jimmy Carter's

"Post-partisan"? Why the respected National Journal named Obama the most liberal member of the United States Senate in 2007 -- beating out Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton... and the previous title-holder John Kerry


I am waiting to get my hands on the book so I can read it for myself. I knew that some of these points listed were actually true beforehand, so it may be reliable. Should be interesting.


Anonymous said...


Let me sum up:
some people are conservatives. They will vote repub by default. Knowing their only real choice is McCain/Palin, they will find all that is good with them while downplaying the bad. They will find all that is bad with Obama/Biden while downplaying the good.

Ditto for liberals, but subbing dem for repub and switching mccain/palin and obama/biden.

All this other nitpicky stuff doesn't much matter.


radar said...

Obama himself said he was unqualified to run for President...not long before he began planning his campaign!