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Obama Iowa Win Biggest News in (Third) World History!

Not only that but an Obama Win in Iowa Will Stop Global Warming, Turn
Back the Extinction of Animals, stop Aging (see McCain exhale), and Even Stop Pundits from Looking Foolish on Camera!



“The biggest American political story in modern times if Obama wins
the Iowa caucuses. It’ll be all over the world, it will sweep the headlines
of every newspaper in the world, friend, foe or neutral. It will be the Third
World story of the century, the last century, the biggest story of modern
Third World history really, if Obama wins the American presidential caucus
in Iowa.” – Chris
Matthews
(video available at link)

Meanwhile, Hillary Edges Out Oprah as Most Admired Woman in ‘07. See Matthews yawn; it’s a girl thing.

I smell a “Dewey Beats Truman” headline in Chris Matthews’ caterwauling. The
biggest story of modern Third World history
? Absolutely, because Iowa is
really first and foremost on the minds of the Third World. Matthews should start
drinking again because his sobriety has caused him to snap. As has been proven by anyone paying attention, including journalism studies as well the latest from Center for Media and Public Affairs (h/t Greg Sargent), nobody gets more negative press coverage than Clinton, but nothing covers the abject Obama fauning of people like Matthews. Not for nothing, this is a good moment to mark the fact that today on “Hardball” Charlie Cook called Matthews on pushing Rudy all year long. Just maybe Matthews thinks Obama would be easier for Rudy to beat than Clinton?

Over the holidays I’ve been getting a lot of emails and I do mean a lot, with all sorts of links,
stories and everything else included on Mr. Obama’s claims of being, well, a
super politician that is our hope for the future. Below is a compilation of
some of them. For those of you who don’t like Clinton or Obama, you might want
to check out Jesus’ General’s post, “Obama
and Clinton are not our friends.”
And in the midst of all this we
get a jaw dropping memo from the Edwards campaign that is positively stupefying.
I’d say it’s a good thing that eight days before Iowa they’ve finally done something
I’ve been talking about since Edwards announced, but considering these consultants
get paid big bucks to get things right before it’s too late, color me unimpressed. “America Rising: Fighting for the Middle Class.”
Seriously, Edwards should have been running as the American dream candidate
and fighter of the middle class from the start. Why he didn’t is the stuff of
campaigns gone horribly wrong, that is unless he pulls out a victory in Iowa;
but even then his campaign was so Iowa centric that it doesn’t have the legs
going forward.

But get ready, because Mr. Obama and the presence of his very self, his personality is rising,
because as you can hear daily on “Hardball,” that’s basically all
he’s got. He will be hailed in Kenya!, shrieked Matthews. A win for Barack Obama
in Iowa will change the world!, squeals MSNBC’s feminist phobic fat head. If
Obama wins in Iowa it will be the biggest thing since Reagan beat Carter, “at
least!”, belches the blond blabbermouth.

Well it seems some of you have picked up on the super Obama vibe. Here’s a few articles that trumpet his, well, super self.

MESSIANIC RHETORIC INFUSES OBAMA RALLIES: Obama and Winfrey
touched on many of the same themes of change that they had dwelt on in Iowa
Saturday. But Sunday’s gathering was sprinkled with women in the hats they’d
worn to church, and had a distinctly Christian feel. “I give all praise
and honor to God,” Obama began. “Look at the day the Lord has made.”
… … .. “I do believe I do today we have the answer to Miss Pittman’s
question – it’s a question that the entire nation is asking – is
he the one?” Winfrey said. “South Carolina – I do believe
he’s the one.”
[Politico.com,
12.9.07
]

THE OBAMA MESSIAH WATCH, PART 5: Do Space Aliens Advise Obama? … .. Wallace-Wells
doesn’t flat-out say so, but the implication is that Obama is in telepathic
communication with space aliens in distant galaxies whose vastly superior intelligence
enables them to game the maddeningly compressed new primary calendar. This is
just the sort of thing you’d expect the Messiah to do. Alternatively, Wallace-Wells
may have caught Obama wondering briefly whether at lunchtime he’d been wise
to go for seconds on the Senate bean soup. This would tend to support the criticism
that Obama lacks sufficient experience for the Oval Office. [Slate.com,
2.13.07
]

THE OBAMA MESSIAH WATCH: Introducing a periodic feature considering evidence
that Obama is the son of God. … His press coverage suggests we can’t dismiss
this possibility out of hand. I therefore inaugurate the Obama Messiah Watch,
which will periodically highlight gratuitously adoring biographical details
that appear in newspaper, television, and magazine profiles of this otherworldly
presence in our midst. [Slate.com,
1.29.07
]

OBAMA TO MORGAN FREEMAN: ‘THIS GUY WAS GOD BEFORE I WAS’: “When Morgan
Freeman comes over to greet Obama, the senator begins bowing down both hands
in worship. ‘This guy was president before I was,’ says Obama, referring to
Freeman’s turn in Deep Impact and, clearly, getting a little ahead of
his own bio. Next, a nod to Bruce Almighty: ‘This guy was God before
I was.’
But Freeman is eating it up. Leaning in, he tells the senator
to win it. ‘I will,’ Obama replies. ‘That’s why I’m running.’”
[Politico,
4/18/07
, quoting an upcoming issue of Men's Vogue]

AP HEADLINE: ‘CLOUDS PART FOR OBAMA’: At a campaign rally,
Obama explained why severe thunderstorms dissipated before the event started:
“The sun is shining on me, that’s what’s going on.” [AP,
4/15/07
]

Obama: To Be Me Is To Love Me “…the focus of the Obama campaign
on Obama himself, far more than on any given issue, remains striking.”
—Ben Smith, The
Politico, 9/25/07

Then there is Mr. Obama’s own words…

OBAMA: ‘TO KNOW ME IS TO LOVE ME’: “ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Leigh Hartman
Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Il., brashly played up the likability factor while
campaigning in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. ‘To know me is to love me,’
said Obama
when asked by the AP’s Nedra Pickler about how he will overcome
Sen. Hillary Clinton’s, D-N.Y., advantage in national public-opinion polls.
‘By the end of this campaign everybody before they vote will have a pretty good
sense of where the various candidates stand on the issues and who they are,
and what kind of people they are.’” [ABC
News, 7/17/07
]

OBAMA: ‘EVERY PLACE IS BARACK OBAMA COUNTRY ONCE BARACK OBAMA’S BEEN THERE.’
“Every place is Barack Obama country once Barack Obama’s been there.”
[NBC, Nightline, 11/26/07]

OBAMA, TO A SUPPORTER: ‘I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO GETS TO MAKE A SPEECH’: “Before
taking questions from an audience, Obama usually seeks to preempt long-winded
queries by reminding the crowd of a few ground rules, including that ‘I’m the
only one who gets to make a speech.’ It’s a reasonable request, perhaps, but
one most politicians resist. Instead, Obama repeats it. At a riverside rally
in Davenport, he teased an African American World War II veteran for ‘giving
such a long speech.’ It was a light moment, but, the next day, Obama was at
it again. At a bucolic Maquoketa park, a woman stood up holding a prewritten
question. ‘I’m very nervous,’ she said. Obama told her not to be, but, when
he saw her holding a handwritten question, he blurted, ‘I hope that doesn’t
take up the whole page!’” [The New Republic, 9/28/07 - no longer available
online]

OBAMA CELEBRATES ANTI WAR SPEECH – NO MENTION OF HIS ANTI REDEPLOYMENT SPEECH
IN THE SENATE: The Chicago Tribune reported, “Next Tuesday is a high holy
day in the calendar for Barack Obama supporters, who will mark the five-year
anniversary of the moment their presidential candidate gave his first speech
against the war in Iraq…it comes as no surprise that the Obama for America
campaign will mark next Tuesday’s anniversary with some fanfare, with a set
of [seventeen] rallies…” Obama said, “They should ask themselves:
who got the single most important foreign policy decision since the end of the
Cold War right, and who got it wrong.” [Chicago
Tribune, 9/25/07
]

Then there is Mr. Obama’s egotistical comparisons to historic figures…

OBAMA SOUGHT TO COMPARE HIMSELF TO JFK: “The obvious parallels to the
martyred Democratic hero always have provided a powerful subtext to Barack Obama’s
presidential candidacy…Until now, those references have been subtle and
oblique. But this week, the Obama campaign explicitly laid claim to the Kennedy
legacy, bringing in the man who provided much of the poetry for Camelot, Kennedy
speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, to vouch for Obama as a worthy heir. Beginning
with a speech in Chicago Tuesday, Sorensen introduced Obama as ‘the only serious
candidate for president’ who exhibits the kind of judgment that allowed Kennedy
to successfully navigate the Cuban missile crisis. Obama echoed that theme throughout
the day, arguing that his foreign policy views follow in the tradition of Kennedy.”
[Chicago Tribune, 10/3/07]

POLITICO: OBAMA’S ADVISORS COMPARE HIM TO REAGAN: “Obama is touting a
new and unconventional brand of grass-roots politics, but his strategy borrows
from precedents set by a previous generation of Democrats such as Jimmy Carter
and Gary Hart. His advisers also invoke as inspiration a surprising Republican:
Ronald Reagan. ‘Now, it is blasphemy for Democrats,’ Obama pollster Cornell
Belcher said of Reagan, “but that hope and optimism that was Ronald Reagan”
allowed him to ‘transcend’ ideological divisions within his own party and the
general electorate.” [The
Politico, 7/25/07
]

IN ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH, OBAMA AND LINCOLN: “And that is why, in the shadow
of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand
together, where common hopes and common dreams still, I stand before you today
to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.” [Barack
Obama campaign announcement
, 2/10/07]

Then there is Mr. Obama’s force of, well, himself, according to who else,
Barack Obama…

SLATE’S JOHN DICKERSON on OBAMA’s “Song of Myself”: “Obama’s
reliance on his anti-war position invites stories that question whether he is
inflating his courage. This creates a double risk: résumé inflation
suggests both dishonesty and a lack of anything else to boast about…Self-confidence
is now a warning sign for myopia, insulation, and the inability to accurately
assess the world around you. In a speech containing 80 uses of the first-person
pronoun, Obama did have one line of quasi-humility: “I am not a perfect
man and I won’t be a perfect president.” [John Dickerson, "Song
of Myself: How Much Room Does Obama Have to Boast?" 10/4/07
]

OBAMA FALSELY CLAIMED THAT HE WAS A LAW PROFESSOR: In 2004, the Sun-Times reported
that, “Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama’s primary [Senate]
campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not.
He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there is
a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter.” In 2007, Obama
was quoted in the AP saying, “‘I was a constitutional law professor,
which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.”
Obama is listed as a “Senior Lecturer in Law (on leave of absence),”
not a law professor, on the University of Chicago law school web site. [Chicago
Daily Herald, 3/8/04; Chicago Sun-Times,
8/8/04
; AP, 3/30/07; law.uchicago.edu]

OBAMA MAY HAVE CLAIMED TOO MUCH CREDIT IN COMMUNITY EFFORT TO REMOVE ASBESTOS
FROM PUBLIC HOUSING: “Obama says he initiated and led efforts that thrust
Altgeld’s asbestos problem into the headlines, pushing city officials to call
hearings and a reluctant housing authority to start a cleanup… But others
tell the story much differently. They say Obama did not play the singular role
in the asbestos episode that he portrays in the best-selling memoir ‘Dreams
From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.’ Credit for pushing officials
to deal with the cancer-causing substance, according to interviews and news
accounts from that period, also goes to a well-known preexisting group at Altgeld
Gardens and to a local newspaper called the Chicago Reporter. Obama does not
mention either one in his book.” [Los Angeles Times, 2/19/07]

To close I’ll leave you with a
song
. Because there’s nothing else left to say.

,

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