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50 fun facts you might not know about Obama, aka Barack is my new BFF

November 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Recently, a British newspaper posted an article titled “Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know.”  (It’s really 51 facts, but– counting, brushing their teeth regularly, standing up to American imperialism– you can’t ask too much of the British.)  I knew 22 of them.  What I didn’t know is that if Barack and I ever [...]

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Al-Qaeda plays the race card against Barack Obama… no, seriously

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In what is the clearest and most hilariously pathetic example of how far Al-Qaeda has fallen since 9/11, today they actually resorted to race-baiting President-elect Barack Obama. No, seriously: Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri is criticizing Barack Obama in a new message, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · World News

Guardian: Clinton to accept Secretary of State offer

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Just as I’m really beginning to sour on the idea of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State– and feeling hopeful that no news organization has yet corroborated HuffPo’s initial report last week that she had been offered the job– The Guardian is reporting today that Clinton plans to accept the job offer.  I doubt they’d be reporting [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State?

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

There are a lot of reasons why this could work.  But for my money, the best reason for President-elect Obama is that it avoids the following nightmare scenario, as predicted by a group of hedge fund managers watching last week’s election returns in New York: The host predicted that President Obama would have a miserable term and face [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama’s political dream team

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Great piece on Sunday by 60 Minutes on the inner circle that propelled Barack Obama to the White House.  Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Anita Dunn all sat down for a joint interview about 90 minutes after Obama’s victory speech in Chicago.  It’s 1:00 in the morning, and they look like they haven’t slept in [...]

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Rahm Facts: Rahm Emanuel hates Arbys

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s new White House chief of staff, finally gets the Chuck Norris treatment he has so long deserved.  The only difference is that all these facts are true.  Check out what happens to donors who offer Rahm Emanuel $5,000 checks.  Or Rahm Emanuel’s advice to Tony Blair.  Classic.

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Super Barack!

November 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Whoever is doing these Barack Obama movie parodies needs to get an Academy Award or something. These are just outrageously entertaining, especially for those of us who grew up on these flicks. First the Star Wars parody, The Empire Strikes Barack; then the Rocky parody, Baracky; and now it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Entertainment

Obama, Nancy Reagan, and “mutts like me”

November 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, in what could be described as an otherwise sober and successful first press conference, Barack Obama made two offhanded remarks that are raising eyebrows around the blogosphere.  The first: Obama told reporters that he has turned for advice to all “living” former presidents. But he then joked, “I didn’t want to get into a [...]

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Rush Limbaugh’s strategy for rebuilding the Republican Party: Insult women

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I realize conservatives are in a bit of disarray right now, but throwing over half the American population under the bus strikes me as a poor strategy.  Here’s Rush Limbaugh earlier today, reacting to the news that single women put Barack Obama over the top, and proving once again why he enjoys protected legal status [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media · Republicans

Why gays and liberals need to stop scapegoating the black community for Prop 8

November 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I touched on this briefly in the previous post, but I can’t stress enough how counterproductive it is for the gay and liberal community to scapegoat African-Americans for the passage of Prop 8.  Today, I was in the car listening to Randi Rhodes, a white liberal talk radio host, and she said something like (and I’m paraphrasing here, but not [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Media · Religion

November 4, 2008

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A few scattered thoughts from Election Day: – I am absolutely exhausted, physically and emotionally drained.  And I only do this part-time.  I think there’s a serious case of blogger burnout going around the entire political blogosphere right now.  Sites that normally update two or three times an hour have been barely twitching since Tuesday night.  It’s [...]

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Yes. We. Did.

November 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

November 5, 2008, and I have indeed woken up in a very different America.  More thoughts on the events of last night later.  Right now, I need to pull myself together, go to work, and try not to… well, fall asleep, do backflips, give out any awkward hugs, shed any more tears.  Note to world: We are back.  The [...]

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Election Day: Get up, get out, and VOTE

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s been an incredibly long, incredibly hard-fought race.  Today feels like Christmas, if Christmas came once every four years.  Will America get another lump of coal in our stocking or that new bicycle?  It’s up to us.  “Progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

When will it be safe for Obama supporters to start celebrating?

November 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

All aboard the Overconfidence Express!  While the rest of the blogosphere focuses on polls and punditry, I know what’s really on the mind of the American people: When will it be safe to pop those bottles? Sure, you could always wait until the networks call the election, but who wants to spend those extra four or five hours (or [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

R.I.P. Toot– Obama’s grandmother passes away

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The AP reports: Barack Obama’s grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86. Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said [...]

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