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Sunday, September 14, 2008

We don't know much about Barack Obama? Not Exactly!

This is just amazing - someone has compiled a list of Obamisms! Thanks to the guys at Stop The ACLU for pointing this out to me:

Black Talk Host Says Obama Not Truthful; Reveals Facts

Jim KouriSeptember 13, 2008

While the mainstream news media attempt to destroy -- yes, destroy -- Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, they cannot resist the impulse to overlook the lies, half-truths and deceptions of Barack Obama and his comrades on the left.

Terry Anderson, an African-American talk show host in Los Angeles, provides a list of 39 things Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama claims are facts, but further investigation shows they are not exactly correct.

Senator Obama is easily sailing through his campaign without media scrutiny, while reporters rummage through Gov. Sarah Palin's past in order to discover anything that may hurt her politically.

While Oprah Winfrey practically lap-danced for Obama, she's refusing to have Palin as a guest on her show (see petition urging Oprah to invite Gov. Palin to be a guest on her syndicated television show

Anderson's list is quite interesting:

1.) Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Oba ma, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that...and for more. Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. Whe n Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya , his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to.....,_only_6.25%25_African

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in islam''

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn except how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rath er handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel.

30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don't Have Lobbysists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 (That's 15 Million) who don't have to buy it.

39.) My uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp - NOT EXACTLY, your mother had no brothers and the Russan army did the liberating.

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance ( In addition, he's the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund's weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and He's also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri's own website is located at

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radar said...

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, would you have a somewhat honest rundown of the claims made here, both with the supposed claim made and the corresponding debunking? Because even when I look around for this Jim Kouri stuff, it's just the list of allegations and corresponding rebuttals - both of which lack all context and have no reasonable backup or links whatsoever.

I'm not disputing the claims themselves per sé, but a list of claims that goes mostly unsourced (pro and con) and for the rest refers to, of all places, Free Republic and WND carries just about no weight at all. And even those are only used for a tiny fraction of the claims made here.

That's not to say it ain't true, but why on Earth refer to for the most part no sources at all, and for a few to highly disreputable ones? Surely the same claims, if actually true, can be made by referring to reputable sources.

It seems like a pretty lazy cut-n-paste on your part, though I can't say that that strikes me as all that surprising given your past modus operandi on this blog.

Look, Radar, I appreciate that you've had health problems over the past while, and I also appreciate that your faith has helped you out of a dark place - a feat for which you are to be commended - but I think you are also falling short of a certain level of honesty here. I can put the "jumping the shark" post to simple human error and lack of judgement, but since then you've posted:

1. a list of ill-sourced rebuttals to alleged claims made against Sarah Palin (some of these are simple snark)

2. a book blurb listing unsourced allegations against Barack Obama

3. an almost entirely unsourced list of supposed debunkings of Obamas statements, with almost no sources pro or con, except for 3-4 that refer to dubious sources like WND and Free Republic

It's a complete cut-n-paste conga line, Radar. Or, if you prefer to think of it that way, a cut-n-paste "carnival". If you just happened to stumble on this subject and are trying to feel your way around, fine, but then why publicize the fact?

But if you want to take Palin seriously, then please do tell if you think she's being truthful when she claims she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere - it would be an interesting test of your intellectual honesty and acumen on the subject.

-- creeper

radar said...

Creeper, you took a long time to comment on the last two posts and have simply hurled mud at them. I think it is your turn to come up with rebuttals, not mine.

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Dear Radar,


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Anonymous said...

"Creeper, you took a long time to comment on the last two posts and have simply hurled mud at them. I think it is your turn to come up with rebuttals, not mine."

Radar, I do have other things going on in my life, so if I don't instantly respond to your blog posts, it's not because I'm sitting there racking my brains about how to respond, it's simply that I've got other things to do.

I didn't hurl mud at your last two posts, I pointed out that three of the last few posts were poor blogging, in that you simply cut-n-pasted what was poor journalism/blogging to begin with. Some of it may be true, some of it may be false, but (especially given the lack of sourcing of either the allegation or its rebuttal that was the case in two and a half out of the three) painstakingly sifting through each and every item on such lists is not what I would consider a valuable use of my time. Nor should you be wasting your time with it, but that's your call. If you're as energized as you recently said you were, why not ponder some of the issues of the day and post your thoughts on those?

But since you're looking for responses, I've pointed out one of the bigger lies, the "thanks but no thanks" lie that Palin to this day keeps spreading in her speeches, in an attempt to bolster her maverick stance with respect to the federal government. IMO she could be using other arguments to make that claim, but for some reason she instead sticks to something that isn't true. You're welcome to respond.

-- creeper

Anonymous said...


I have to completely agree with creeper here. This is really poor "blogging".

Your modus operandi (for at minimum the last few posts) is to throw out a bunch of claims(sometimes by just cutting a pasting a nonreferenced article), then there are some responses which call into question the claims from your posts and you then create another post and bury the conversation that was created by the commentators, ignoring the questions. Here is a little rundown of the posts since you illness:

9/5 Dem Candidates Palin Comparison- good conversation in comments, creeper’s questions never really answered, though

9/8 Because rumors run…Palin - this is your response to comments from your previous post I think (but, which comments is unclear because comments are not date stamped). Creeper makes one comment, quoting a foxnews article and asking 2 questions. Questions never answered(Creeper: “How do you turn something down after it's already off the table? That doesn't really sound like "thanks but no thanks to me". And if you then accept the money anyway, how is that being against earmarks? That sounds more like "thank you very much".)

9/8 Rumors run…Obama – is this post just a plug for a book or something? I’m not really sure what the point was (other than implying that obama hates America because of some flags in garbage bags or something…am I close?). No real interesting comments, but this is probably because it isn’t really an interesting post.

9/9 Jumps the Shark - Creeper puts it best in one of the last few comments: “The question stands: in what way could that line be perceived as referring to Palin as a pig?” This was never addressed.

9/12 McCain as Jackson… - Creeper makes the only post. Cogent analysis of change and voting records. Never responded to.

9/13 We don’t know… - cut and paste post by Radar. Creeper attacks post…still is asking about the “thanks but no thanks” comment he was asking about as of 9/8. Still no response to those questions.

Really, why are any liberals/Obama supporters going to take time to dissect each and every claim in this last post? I know I don’t have time to do it. I looked into only the first claim on that list. Read one way it looks like a lie, yes. If you don’t read it literally (you’ve talked about this radar, right? where you don’t read the parts of the bible that don’t make sense literally, right?)—you read the march on Selma as a symbol of the greater civil rights movement- then it is totally the truth. But you wouldn’t want to read it that way, right radar?


Anonymous said...

As usual Radar rets slapped around in the comments section of his own blog. And then, of course, whines about "mud slinging". I love that on this Blog asking for sources constitutes some sort of attack.
That article on Palin is truly scary. Thanks for that Lava. This is the most chilling line, at least to me "Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy." Hmmm, now who does this remind you of?
Please Radar, per creeper's post, tell us how you feel about a well documented and often repeated lie being told by your evangelical VP candidate. Let me guess, she gets a pass?
Coincidently, I ran across an article this morning that's quite relevant to this Blog, so enjoy.
Don't be discouraged though, contrarian commenters, it's not Radar that you are here for, it's for those poor anonymous folks that stumble across this blog looking for facts only to find Radar's unique brand of close minded Truthiness.


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