Posted on 30 April 2008 by scrampbell
*Inspired by MostlyRight (commenter #19 on http://michellemalkin.com/2008/04/29/obamas-big-press-conference/)
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s hopes to stay above race-based identity politics took a dive this week as his former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright defended his views before the Washington DC National Press Club that the US government is guilty of terrorism, created AIDS and disseminated crack cocaine to destroy black neighborhoods, and needs to adopt communistic principles in order to solve the racial divide Wright is endeavoring so hard to keep open. Barely controling his bitterness at not having attended 20 years-worth of sermons where Wright’s racist and anti-American views were made known, Obama, contrary to his own deeply held convictions that bitterness should drive people to cling to religion, rhetorically dropped-kicked his pastor in a press conference yesterday. In response to questions about the timing of his disavowal of Wright, Obama protested that this had nothing to do with his flagging campaign, that he was indeed a new kind of politician able to rise above racial politics, the politics of hate, and the politics of personal destruction, that he most certainly had never lied to the American people about his relationship with Rev. Wright, and that the communistic principles espoused in his own campaign platform were in no way inspired or encourage by his former spiritual advisor.
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Posted on 23 April 2008 by scrampbell
In response to exit polls showing Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary election with a wide margin of church goers (59%) and gun owners (58%), Barack Obama opined that his campaign needs more support from the “bitter”. In order to garner support from said group, Obama announced this morning a new campaign position to better address the issue for the upcoming Indiana and North Carolina primaries. “America’s delusional fanatics and gun-violence enthusiasts just need a little more angst, a little more audicity, and we think we can give it to them,” explained the charismatic presidential hopeful to enthralled and sometimes fainting supporters, “that’s why I’m naming my good friend, mentor, and spiritual advisor Jeremiah Wright as my new official Bitterness Czar. Can we rile them? Yes we can!”
Although never having heard invective from the pulpit himself, Obama pointed to reports of Wright’s 20 year history of rants on the impossibility of peaceful race relations in the US as an impeccable track record for the kind of acrimony he is sure will send Indiana and North Carolina worshipers and 2nd Amendment believers back over to his camp.
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Posted on 22 April 2008 by scrampbell
In a final flurry of frantic campaigning on the day of the hotly contested Pennsylvania Primary, both hopefuls knock hard on each other’s campaign slogans in an effort to discredit each other’s bid for the Democrat presidential nomination. “It’s not enough to say ‘Yes we can.’, ” decries New York Senator and recovering duck-and-cover performance artist Hillary Clinton in a direct assault on Barack Obama’s audaciously hopeful refrain, “We have to say how we can.”
Official Clinton campaign sources are reportedly mulling over the 34th change to Clinton’s own campaign slogan to capitalize on the crowd’s warm response to her attack, contemplating a move from “I’m in it to win it.” to “How can we?” This apparent instability of message is chalked up as a strength, mirroring the rapid and revolutionary transformation of society promised by the candidate.
By contrast, staunchly firm and rigidly unwavering in his rock-solid, time-tested and changeless motto “Change we can believe in”, Obama, Senator and Trinity United Church of Christ absentee from Illinois, defended his slogan by noting how new and fresh his politics of bitterness were. “I’m asking Pennsylvanians to believe,” he reaffirms, “in me so they don’t have to cling to guns or religion.”
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