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Your Problem Is With Black People in South Carolina. Obama's won big in South Carolina this weekend. Geekesque explained back in October the advantages of having a gay-baiter Donnie McClurkin on stage for Obama:

If this is the test, that Barack Obama--or any other Democrat who really cares about gay rights--needs to publicly denounce and personally repudiate anyone with Donnie McClurkin's views about homosexuality, then you are essentially calling for a purge of African-American voters in the South from the party.

Don't believe me?  

Believe the math

If there are 10,000 people in the audience at a gospel concert, 6,200 hold the same basic beliefs as Donnie McClurkin...

Action talks, and bullshit walks.  Either you're for the 50-state strategy, or you're for the 10 state strategy where a comfortable majority aren't homophobic....

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Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 11:41 PM PST

Good News

by kidneystones

I have to teach in exactly ten minutes so I'll be (mercifully) brief. Those expecting another attack on my least favorite candidate can relax. It's done and sitting in the publish drawer.

There's some good news that I wanted to pass along, first. As some of you may or may not know, my background included communication and advertising. I spoke just a few ago with one of Canada's top media specialists who, like me, can't stand Obama.

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Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 11:09 PM PST

TPM: Thumbs Down Obama

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Fight Like A Girl?  Josh Marshall's score-card:..'.if you're going to talk like that -- nuance, as we used to say -- be able to defend it when people play with your words. And I don't see it.'

One observation stands out to me from this debate. Hillary can be relentless and like a sledgehammer delivering tendentious but probably effective attacks. But whatever you think of those attacks, Obama isn't very good at defending himself. And that's hard for me to ignore when thinking of him as a general election candidate.

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Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 07:16 AM PST

Obama, Gay-Bigotry and Silence

by kidneystones

This diary should be read.

We call on Senator Barack Obama to reject cordially, but in the clearest language the recent endorsement that his campaign has received from Kirbyjon Caldwell, pastor of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Texas.  Mr. Caldwell is a proponent of "Metanoia Ministries" – a dangerous program that claims to convert gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people to heterosexuality within a so-called Christian framework.

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Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 11:39 PM PST

Mr. 97% 'Progressive'

by kidneystones

As we move towards the next primaries comes news that Obama's vaunted Republican fans may not deliver. Trying to be all things to all people may cost Obama the nomination. Let's hope so.

Senator Obama, a 'true' centrist in 2005.

According to Congressional Quarterly, Obama voted with his party 97 percent of the time in 2005—the same as John Kerry and three others—with only eight senators voting consistently more

Ranked Senators by Americans for Democratic Action in 2006:

Senate Heroes (100% LQ) 10

Biden (D-DE) * Durbin (D-IL) * Harkin (D-IA)
Mikulski (D-MD) * Kennedy (D-MA) * Levin, C. (D-MI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ) * Schumer (D-NY) * Reed, J. (D-RI)
Feingold (D-WI)

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Tremors indicate change in the political landscape; securing long-term sources of energy will be far more important to most voters November 2008 than any discussion of leaving Iraq.

The S&P 500 lost 7.75, or 0.6 percent, to 1,373.2 and is down 6.5 percent in 2008, marking its worst-ever 11-day start to a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 34.95, or 0.3 percent, to 12,466.16. The Nasdaq Composite Index sank 23, or 1 percent, to 2,394.59. Asia's benchmark dropped to its lowest level since August and Europe's fell for the fifth time in six days, deepening a global sell-off that's wiped out $2.58 trillion in value this year.

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Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 12:42 AM PST

I Hate Bill Clinton

by kidneystones

A rainbow coalition of individuals is doing their very best to re-cast Bill and Hillary as bigots. You'd think a direct appeal from Obama to stop the crap would have some impact on these folks. But you'd be wrong.

"Bill and Hillary Clinton are bigots, sickening, selfish souls willing to tell any lie. White liberals here sound like right-wing radio hosts."

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A confession from my one-stop shop for Hillary hate. The real reason HRC must be stopped:

No. I'm not objective on the Clintons. But it's an opinion gained from many years of observing their cynicism, shallowness, self-serving machinations and self-righteousness. And, no, I do not believe that Bill Clinton is doing what he's doing out of marital duty either. Please. We all know what Bill Clinton believes he owes his wife as a wife. But what he owes her as a political device to regain power for the two of them is another matter.

Grab your bucket...

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'We'll be greeted by flowers'... Dick Cheney.

Check this out: Ignore the Hillary hit, the key graph is far more important.

...No matter how hard she works, does anyone think she'll convince Mitch McConnell to create a new welfare state program? Doesn't she remember Bill Kristol's memo calling for all out opposition?

Scorched-earth warfare guaranteed from the right.

That's what's waiting for the Dem nominee.

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Feel the love....

'...let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore... is this wrong

Glenn Beck, May 17, 2005.

'Is it wrong for me to want to smack the shit out the Clinton advisor...'

Andrew Sullivan reader email, Jan 11, 2008

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Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 11:02 PM PST

Political Hate Speech

by kidneystones

...let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?

Glenn Beck, May 17, 2005.

The well-springs of poison are about to open up...

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