Obama: "We're Not Going to be Bullied"
Oh for Christ's sake call a waaahmbulance already, Buttercup. How is this sissy going to stand up to someone a bit more menacing than Sarah Palin?
"We're not going to be bullied, we're not going to be smeared, we're not going to be lied about," Obama said. "I don't believe in coming in second."
Don't worry, Princess. You'll be coming in third, Joe Biden in fourth.
He said this while attending a fundraiser hosted by long-haired ex-prettyboy Bon Jovi, incidentally. Then they went out shopping for "outfits."
He's smeared her in the most vile ways through his surrogates, and claimed she was a fluffybrained muffinheaded chillbilly bumpkin beauty queen from "Wasilly" Alaska, and now he's up there resolutely swearing he won't let a 110 pound woman "bully" him?
What are you afraid she's going to do to you, Stacy? Adorable you to death? Oh, and by the way, Candace, you are going to be bullied:
Slublog comments: "This guy has to have the most acute martyr complex I've ever witnessed. And to answer with bluster and faux bravado? He's about as tough as a whimpering puppy." Indeed.*
The endless caterauling and whiiiining and poor-me-ing. Oh Mommy MSM, please save me from the bad lady. God have mercy, sack up if you've got a sack at all. Hat tip to Allah for "chillbilly."
* Well, the second-most acute martyr complex at least, after Shrieking Sullivan.
Incidentally, I have to say something. It's mean, but it's dead on. If you are familiar with Sullivan's oevure, you know he only has three modes of emotion, and they're readily apparent in his writing.
1) gushing infatuation and crush-diary excess,
2) deranged, nearly psychopathic anger and viciousness when either he or the current object of his borderline personality disorder fixation is threatened;
3) dark, dark blues of deep depression, when his posts become brief, shrill, disbelieving, and sounding notes of despairing futility.
He had been in Mode 2 earlier in the week. Since Palin spoke, he's trying to rally some Mode 2, but mostly he's in Mode 3.
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Why Obama's `Community Organizer' Days Are a Joke
By Michelle Malkin
Rudy Giuliani had me in stitches during his red-meat keynote address at the GOP convention. I laughed out loud when Giuliani laughed out loud while noting Barack Obama's deep experience as a "community organizer." I laughed again when VP nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cracked: "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a `community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."
Team Obama was not amused. (Neither were the snarky left-wingers on cable TV who are now allergic to sarcasm.) They don't get why we snicker when Obama dons his Community Organizer cape.
Apparently, the jibes rendered Obama's advisers sleepless. In a crack-of-dawn e-mail to Obama's followers hours after Giuliani and Palin spoke, campaign manager David Plouffe attempted to gin up faux outrage (and, more importantly, donations) by claiming grave offense on the part of community organizers everywhere.
Fumed Plouffe: "Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed. Let's clarify something for them right now. Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies."
Let me clarify something. Nobody is mocking community organizers in church basements and community centers across the country working to improve their neighbors' lives. What deserves ridicule is the notion that Obama's brief stint as a South Side rabble-rouser for tax-subsidized, partisan nonprofits qualifies as executive experience you can believe in.
What deserves derision is "community organizing" that relies on a community of homeless people and ex-cons to organize for the purpose of registering dead people to vote, shaking down corporations and using the race card as a bludgeon.
As I've reported previously, Obama's community organizing days involved training grievance-mongers from the far-left ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). The ACORN mob is infamous for its bully tactics (which they dub "direct actions"); Obama supporters have recounted his role in organizing an ambush on a government planning meeting about a landfill project opposed by Chicago's minority lobbies.
With benefactors like Obama in office, ACORN has milked nearly four decades of government subsidies to prop up chapters that promote the welfare state and undermine the free market, as well as some that have been implicated in perpetuating illegal immigration and voter fraud. Since I last detailed ACORN's illicit activities in this column in June (see "The ACORN Obama knows," June 19, 2008), the group continues to garner scrutiny from law enforcement:
Last week, Milwaukee's top election official announced plans to seek criminal investigations of 37 ACORN employees accused of offering gifts to sign up voters (including prepaid gas cards and restaurant cards) or falsifying driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers or other information on voter registration cards.
Last month, a New Mexico TV station reported on the child rapists, drug offenders and forgery convicts on ACORN's payroll. In July, Pennsylvania investigators asked the public for help in locating a fugitive named Luis R. Torres-Serrano, who is accused "of submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registration forms he collected on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to county election officials." Also in July, a massive, nearly $1 million embezzlement scheme by top ACORN officials was exposed.
ACORN's political arm endorsed Obama in February and has ramped up efforts to register voters across the country. In the meantime, completely ignored by the mainstream commentariat and clean-election crusaders, the Obama campaign admitted failing to report $800,000 in campaign payments to ACORN. They were disguised as payments to a front group called "Citizen Services, Inc." for "advance work."
Jim Terry, an official from the Consumer Rights League, a watchdog group that monitors ACORN, noted: "ACORN has a long and sordid history of employing convoluted Enron-style accounting to illegally use taxpayer funds for their own political gain. Now it looks like ACORN is using the same type of convoluted accounting scheme for Obama's political gain." With a wave of his magic wand, Obama amended his FEC forms to change the "advance work" to "get-out-the-vote" work.
Now, don't you dare challenge his commitment to following tax and election laws. And don't you even think of entertaining the possibility that The One exploited a nonprofit supposedly focused on helping low-income people for political gain.
He was just "organizing" his "community." Guffaw.
In his own words
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on being a community organizer: "Organizing is always a lost cause." After 2 years of community organizing, young Obama had enough of it, he told fellow Chicago community organizer, Jerry Kellman, according to John Judis of the New Republic:
But Obama was also worried about something else. He told Kellman that he feared community organizing would never allow him "to make major changes in poverty or discrimination." To do that, he said, "you either had to be an elected official or be influential with elected officials." In other words, Obama believed that his chosen profession was getting him nowhere, or at least not far enough. Personally, he might end up like his father; politically, he would fail to improve the lot of those he was trying to help.
Let me repeat that: "You either had to be an elected official or be influential with elected officials." You know, like a councilman. Or a mayor. Or a governor.
Being a community organizer was, um, well as Obama described it .
"We didn't yet have the power to change state welfare policy, or create local jobs, or bring substantially more money into the schools. But what we could do was begin to improve basic services at Altgeld - get the toilets fixed, the heaters working, the windows repaired."
So as a community organizer in 1987, he helped schedule the plumbers. Obama: Plumber's helper. Change. Hope. Flush.
Phony racism charges by Obama supporters
A day after Sarah Palin's big night, I was standing outside the hotel when I witnessed the impact of her barbed speech at the Republican convention. A waitress who had hours earlier cheerfully served me breakfast came through the rear door and ran up to the first woman she saw wearing a McCain/Palin pin and gushed. "It was wonderful," she exclaimed. "I got so excited I had to put down my beer."
Given the way this election is heading, McCain risks being overshadowed by his running mate. And that would be a bad thing. I may not agree with the Republican nominee's policies, but I've never doubted for one minute that he is an honorable man. After hearing Palin speak, I'm afraid she's going to take McCain someplace he doesn't really want to go.
During her debut, Palin electrified the Republicans, but she also shook up every registered voter in the 'hood. Besides mocking the historic breakthrough of Barack Obama emerging as the Democrats' nominee, Palin was relentless in her use of language that reinforces divisions among black and white voters -- particularly pitting small-town people against the rest of us. That's unfortunate, especially since McCain has tried to reach out to black leadership despite Obama's solid hold on the black vote....
Let me get this straight. The Obama campaign attacks Palin because of her experience as mayor of a small town. She responds with a mildly sarcastic comparison to Obama's old job, and some hyper sensitive people who evidently are black suggest that is racism. These guys don't sound as tough as most people and crying wolf or racist when it clearly is not is going to lose credibility and make their candidate look like a wimp.
The fact is that she got a good rejoinder in to comments by the Obama team denigrating her resume. She did whine about people being mean to her or call them names. She made fun of them to devastating effect and some of Obama's friends are insulting our intelligence by suggesting the comment was racist.
It is time for these people to grow up and quit blaming every disappointment on racism. It is holding them back from achieving their true potential. There is a debate going on and both sides get to put their point of view before the voters and let them choose. Don't try to shut down the debate. Join it. Would these people respect this kind of whining on the basketball court?
Breaking News: New Intelligence Discovered
Last night, September 4, on CNN's Larry King Live Show, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo announced a startling scientific discovery that is sure to capture the attention of anthropologists and biological scientists around the world. The announcement came as the talk show personality interviewed a panel of independent political commentators summarizing their observations at the close of the Republican Convention.
The experts included: Robert Gibbs, Senior Advisor, Obama Campaign; Sen. Evan Bayh (D), Indiana; Mayor Gavin Newsom (D), San Francisco; Terry McAuliffe, Former Chair of the Clinton Campaign; Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee and former governor of Massachusetts; Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor, Huffingtonpost; Katrina Vanden Huevel, editor of The Nation; and, of course, Mario Cuomo, Former Governor of New York, who broke the startling news. Former President Jimmy Carter was not on the panel. Without any warning of what was to come, Cuomo said,
He's many things, McCain, but he is not change. He's been around a long time. He's been a hero a long time. God bless him. He's done a lot of wonderful things. But he is not change.
Obama is. He's a new kind of intelligence. He's young and bright. He has a different attitude toward the world, a more cosmopolitan attitude. He's all the things we need. Most of all, those 80 percent of American people are right. We need change. These people are not change. Whatever else they are, they're not change.
This astonishing revelation of "a new kind of intelligence" was apparently substantiated by Vanden Huevel, who added,
But I think we need to move beyond 9/11. John McCain seems uniquely ill qualified. We need somebody who needs to understand, as the Rand Corporation, a bipartisan group, said a few weeks ago, to talk about the war on terror is counterproductive. We need smart intelligence, policing, diplomacy. And John McCain is someone who is militaristic. That is his first instinct, by temperament, by career, by personal history.
Although Governor Cuomo did not provide a descriptive adjective to the newly discovered intelligence, like Artificial Intelligence or Emotional Intelligence, Ms. Vanden Huevel seemed to suggest that is was "Smart" Intelligence. This discovery has not been confirmed by any reputable researcher or scientist. Developing.
A letter from a Leftist:
This man will be a great leader. Who is this quiet gentleman? This man who came from ashes and dust, from the bowels of the universe to bring hope, dignity and respect back to our country.
Who is this man, who with one single stroke gave us a chance to become a zillion times better, to try to reach where we have never reached before as a nation?
Who is this man with the controlled voice of dignity? Who is this man who paved the right path for us to follow? Who is this man who was given the ability to inspire and teach about truth and justice, freedom and peace for all?
Who is this man that is larger then life and possesses an even smaller sense of self? Who is this man who can believe that we can, as a nation, bring back family values, morals and faith in God, country and flag?
Who is this man who can stand for freedom for all and not just a few? Who is this man who sees no color, race or creed? Who is this man who keeps his promise, gives his word and stands by what he says?
Who is this man who is so humble in self and so poised to act with no thought to his safety? Who is this man, who helped so many in need when he had so little to give as a younger man? Who is this man who has divined the future as a golden rule not to be broken? Who is this man who comforts, cares and is riddled with kindness?
Who is this man? He is the epitome of all who truly believe. He is the man whom I was taught about, heard about as a young girl, a teenager, a young adult, an adult and as a senior citizen.
His name is the Great Spirit, the golden eagle, who will soar us to unimaginable heights. His name is presidential candidate Obama.
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