Barack Obama Whines that He is Being Treated like an Actual Candidate for President during Debate


Barack Obama to ABC … how dare you do your job … who do you think you are, the media? Obama has some real character issues to explain as to why he associates with people who have such hateful views of the United States and in turn wishes to be President.

If Barack Obama and his campaign staff think that the questions or the tone of the campaign is difficult now, they best hold on to their hats for the general election. Up until recently, the main stream liberal media has given Obama a free pass. While Hillary Clinton was asked questions discussing her past positions on the war, health care and the economy, Obama was asked during debates what his favorite color was or if he was a tree, what type of tree would be be.

The tide seemed to have changed after Saturday Night Live ran the parody of a debate showing just how ridiculous the softball questions were to Obama and the lack of substance of any form of vetting of Obama. The Obama camp got used to the free ride. That certainly changed the other night during the Pennsylvania debate when ABC’s George Stephanopolous dared ask Barack Obama, the chosen one, about his associations with Reverend Wright and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers. Obama actually thinks that he does not need to explain this? Are you kidding? Obama, do you actually think its not a character flaw that you would associate with such people as Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground? How does one have a “friendly” relation with a person who is an unrepentant terrorist? That same person want to be President of the United States! What’s the matter Obama … Afraid Americans may actually find out just how liberal you really are?

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator, if you get the nomination, you’ll have to — (applause) — (inaudible).

I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, the general theme of patriotism in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that. And in fact, on 9/11 he was quoted in The New York Times saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs; I feel we didn’t do enough.”

An early organizing meeting for your state senate campaign was held at his house, and your campaign has said you are friendly. Can you explain that relationship for the voters, and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?

SEN. OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I’m talking about.

This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.

The fact is, is that I’m also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

Do I need to apologize for Mr. Coburn’s statements? Because I certainly don’t agree with those either.

So this kind of game, in which anybody who I know, regardless of how flimsy the relationship is, is somehow — somehow their ideas could be attributed to me — I think the American people are smarter than that. They’re not going to suggest somehow that that is reflective of my views, because it obviously isn’t.

SEN. CLINTON: Well, I think that is a fair general statement, but I also believe that Senator Obama served on a board with Mr. Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Foundation, which was a paid directorship position.

And if I’m not mistaken, that relationship with Mr. Ayers on this board continued after 9/11 and after his reported comments, which were deeply hurtful to people in New York, and I would hope to every American, because they were published on 9/11 and he said that he was just sorry they hadn’t done more. And what they did was set bombs and in some instances people died. So it is — you know, I think it is, again, an issue that people will be asking about. And I have no doubt — I know Senator Obama’s a good man and I respect him greatly but I think that this is an issue that certainly the Republicans will be raising.

George Stephanopoulos responded to Obama, defending the handling of the debate. So suddenly after a free pass all election season, the media is accused of gotcha. Get real.

In an interview with me moments ago, Stephanopoulos strongly defended his handling of the debate. He dismissed criticism that it had focused too heavily on “gotcha” questions, arguing that they had gone to the heart of the “electability” that, he said, is forefront in the minds of voters evaluating the two Dems.

Of course why wouldn’t one whine and deflect attention away from the fact that one failed miserably during the debate, cracked under pressure and in all did a horrible job.

Watch Obama whine about “GOTCHA DEBATE”. How pathetic are you that you cannot handle a difficult question and one you best answer to the American people.

Obama on debate: ‘Sen. Clinton looked in her element’

Obama, most of us do not actually care what you have to say regarding the economy and health care as we all know politicians lie. Your record is so thin that you have nothing to stand on politically. All you have is your previous associations and dealings with other that make up your character.


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    46 Responses to “Barack Obama Whines that He is Being Treated like an Actual Candidate for President during Debate”

    1. SL-Gloria on April 18th, 2008 11:54 am

      I would dread the day that Obama is elected president and I still can’t figure why his followers -including Bruce Springsteen- fail to analyze the contents of his discourse…empty promises that he will not fulfill, because under his planned government program, he fails to contemplate that no matter how wonderful his proposal for an “equitable American society” is, someone will still have to do the work. But even with the rejection I feel towards him, I felt sorry and embarrassed for the guy during his response about his relationship with Ayers; but more so, about his expressed posture on what he would do should Israel be attacked by any of its Middle Eastern adversaries. He showed that he lacked knowledge, self-assurance and capacity to synthesize a solid proposition in the event an aggression to a crucial, strategic ally. The way he responded shows also that he doesn’t have the capacity to predict the foreseeable, since the situation Israel vis-à-vis hostile neighbors was bound to surface in the debate.

    2. brie. on April 18th, 2008 3:16 pm

      They just need to get rid of Obama….he isn’t loyal….he isn’t honest….he won’t acknowledge the American Flag…which I think is the biggest pile of crap in the whole world…..what he would turn this country into is ugly and completely frightening….he and Michelle are not proud of the US, so go somewhere else and live and take your buddy Rev Wright with you….your a complete embarrassment…I don’t even know how Obama got as far as he did….people can sometimes be plain stupid…yes of course we need things to improve but not with what Obama has in mind….

    3. brie. on April 18th, 2008 3:33 pm

      Can you only imagine him trying to handle 911….I think Bush did a great job on protecting our country….I have always felt safe with him….Obama would insult every President we ever had and Michelle would completely dishonor every First Lady…their pigs….so just go slosh!!!!

    4. Scorpion on April 18th, 2008 3:42 pm

      The ABC debate was the most cynical I have ever seen. Obama should have treated those guilt by association questions (Ayers) with the contempt they deserved and responded with “give me the names of all the war-mongering right wing Republicans I have ever associated with and ask me to justify my relationship with them first Ayers never killed anyone, this Republican government has killed 4000 Americans and hundreds of thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan”

      Or he should have told the flag pin caller
      “Do you go around with you eyes shut. I was wearing one yesterday”

      The debate also exemplified the worst traditions of electioneering. As Robert Riech observed in the the NY mag, “We have three terrible traditions that we’ve developed in American campaigns. One is outright meanness and negativity. The second is taking out of context something your opponent said, maybe inartfully, and blowing it up into something your opponent doesn’t possibly believe and doesn’t possibly represent. And third is a kind of tradition of distraction, of getting off the big subject with sideshows that have nothing to do with what matters.”

      Obama will not stoop to these gutter tactics and gives honest answers that do not insult the intelligence of thinking people. However the idiots cannot distinguish an honest answer from the lies brainwashed into their empty skulls.

    5. brie. on April 18th, 2008 3:48 pm

      Obama is a toothpick….a little bit of pressure and he breaks…..Oh, real grounds for a President!!!!! The route he’s on is not for American’s…he’s got enough wind and two flaps on the side of his head so get going….Israel is your destination….!!!!

    6. kyle on April 18th, 2008 4:05 pm

      people are tired of the same politics-we have 3 very bad choices this fall.a clinton, a 3rd bush administration run by a 72 year old, and a guy good intentions but little experience-if oil keeps going up and the economy gets worse-people may just choose the inexperienced guy in order to punish the party currently in power.

    7. yoyo muffintop on April 18th, 2008 4:42 pm

      No, Scorpion, No – that “Made in China” flag pin is important.
      Apparently empty symbolism runs people’s lives and affects their decision making.
      Kinda sad.

    8. brie. on April 18th, 2008 5:02 pm

      Obama sucks…..if you can’t see it then your blind, deaf and dumb…..and you are nothing about what this country needs….he’s a racist just waiting for trouble…and will bring it on….he’s a n~~~er!!!!

    9. Scarrlett on April 18th, 2008 6:19 pm

      Now Now brie…..He appears to be more like the middle guy on the banner of Scared Monkeys to me…..

      Listens to a guy for 20 years and doesn`t hear a thing!!!!!

      Not a President I want…Go back to the place our ancestors found you and be proud there.

    10. brie. on April 18th, 2008 6:50 pm

      What are you talking about Scarlett… he doesn’t appear to be the middle guy on the banner of Scared Monkeys….what do mean Now Now Brie…Sorry I don’t understand….!!!

    11. david r on April 18th, 2008 8:18 pm

      Did you see him give her the finger ? Greta has it on her site.
      SM: Yes, there are pics of it in the video links in this post.

    12. Scared Monkeys on April 18th, 2008 8:29 pm

      #4 & &)Since when did liberals become so gutless? I knew they were spineless, but gutless? Whine, whine, bitch and moan. Oh.. the questions aren’t fair. They are mean.

      One is outright meanness and negativity.

      Brought to you by the same wimps that have banned dodge ball and tag. Give me a break. You spineless jellyfish … Republicans have had to handle this type of media bias in every general election debate forever. I am no Hillary supporter, but even she has gotten the shaft and tough questions during the debates while Obama has been given softballs.

      Here is a news flash to LIBERALS … being the President of the US is a tough job and you better be able to handle a lot more than some tough questions during a debate. But instead we have a Democratic Party that ran away afraid from a debate on FOX News. Its OK that Republicans debate on such liberal networks like CNN and MSNBC. But then again Republicans know how to answer questions and defend their positions, rather than run yellow. They also know that being President means being the leader of all people, not just the ones who agree with you.


    13. Scared Monkeys on April 18th, 2008 8:48 pm

      #6 Kyle,

      Obama, a guy with good intentions???

      Spare me! He is a lying sack of garbage that is actually a bigger fraud if possible than Hillary Clinton. The difference is that Obama actually tries to make people think he cares and is about a positive message of hope.

      All that while he spends 20 years listening to hate from Rev Wright and that whitey is to blame for all their evils. Obama sat back and just listened blindly as Wright preached reverse discrimination. Then there is an association with an unrepentant terrorist. Let us not forget Obama’s and Rezco. Then there is that touchy, feely words of hope from Obama discussing bitterness, guns and religion of small town America. And last but not least, Obama’s wife’s comments regarding America.


      Barack Obama is the typical politician who he claims not to be. One that cannot be trusted and has no character.

    14. misskatie on April 18th, 2008 8:48 pm

      who gave who the finger

    15. John Trenton II on April 18th, 2008 9:56 pm

      Obama, Hillary, McCain does it really matter? Unfortunately it took segregationist Governor Wallace to reveal the truth that “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between” Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats willingly went along with the War in Iraq, suspension of Habeas Corpus, detaining protesters, banning books like “America Deceived’ from Amazon, stealing private lands (Kelo decision), warrant-less wiretapping and refusing to investigate 9/11 properly. They are both guilty of treason.
      Write in Dr. Ron Paul and save this great nation.
      Last link (before Google Books bends to gov’t Will and drops the title):

    16. yoyo muffintop on April 18th, 2008 10:12 pm

      Brie – now I see in #2 you really wanted to add:

      …and he isn’t white…


      And to be fair the Republicans ran yellow as well. They ran yellow from the PBS debate at Morgan State University.
      So I guess that last paragraph in #12 is out the window. Oops.

      All politicians are the same – no need to elevate one over the other.

    17. brie. on April 18th, 2008 10:32 pm

      Obama sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!The biggest disappointment I have ever seen in the Democrat party……he’s a n~~~er!!!!!!!!!!

    18. brie. on April 18th, 2008 10:47 pm

      YoYo… often does your head spin around…????

    19. brie. on April 18th, 2008 10:53 pm

      YoYo….you know you are not welcome here so why do you keep coming back…..???????

    20. walter on April 19th, 2008 12:16 am

      why do you keep using that word brie?grow up.

    21. Richard on April 19th, 2008 7:29 am

      I don’t have a TV, but I was at a friend’s house and saw the first part of the debate.

      It’s obvious, I believe, that these kinds of debates are highly artificial exercises. When any candidate gets a difficult or unfriendly question, he/she will try to deflect it and evade the topic.

      Unfortunately, that’s part and parcel of the political world. I thought that both Clinton and Obama did this repeatedly. Face it, we can’t expect too much from these televised events. They are high-profile posturings for the camera, where the only way one can succeed is to say as little as possible and offend as few as possible.

      I’ve seen that the debate was criticized as among the worst and most unsatisfying on record. I don’t know if that’s the case … but I was interested in the questions, which seemed to concentrate on matters of character.

      I agree, somewhat, with Obama’s statement that there was more “gotcha” stuff going on than policy issues. It seems insane to me that, for example, neither Clinton nor Obama was asked a question such as “What do you think the three major issues facing our country are, and how do you propose to address them?”

      The media people seemed intent on questions that suggest cynicism is rampant. Too bad that we don’t have ready reference to, say, the Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960, which was a trail-blazer in the field.

      (Did you know that, according to what I’ve read, people who heard those debates thought that Nixon came off better?)

      Anyway, from what I saw, it’s hard to feel optimistic about our political culture today.

    22. Richard on April 19th, 2008 7:48 am

      It was interesting to see that, in response to this question about the guy from the Weathermen, Obama later referred to the pardon by President Clinton.

      I wonder if that was a tip-off that his strategy will be guilt by association; i.e., damning Hillary Clinton by invoking the many failures of her husband, Bill. That’s certainly a no-win situation for her politically; she can’t exactly repudiate his White House term, while every reference to him makes the point for Obama.

      And the question “Do you think Obama is electable?” was perhaps the most inane one of the evening. What is she supposed to say?

      I also remember that they both agreed on one point: no matter who we are, what we say, we’re going to be better than the guys in there now.

      One wonders what Honest Abe is thinking these days as he broods by the Potomac:

    23. A New Girl on April 19th, 2008 8:57 am

      Perhaps instead of coming up with ways to keep whining and verbally attacking their opponents,Barack & Michelle Obama would be wise to re-examine the message they have been continually putting out to the American public.

      rings to mind a very old quotation below…Obama’s legions would be wise to heed the advice:

      “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
      Watch your words, for they become actions.
      Watch your actions, for they become habits.
      Watch your habits, for they become character.
      Watch your CHARACTER, for it becomes your destiny.”

      If Obama’s current character foibles are any indication of what his destiny as a potential leader may be…we’re all in a lot of trouble.

      *** To Poster Brie *** ~~ Please refrain in your posts from calling the man a “Ni**er”….For real, in this day and age you should know better. And, it has nothing to do with being “PC” because I’m and advocate of everyone speaking their mind. It has to do with refraining from being ignorant and crass, and that work character seems to come up again.

    24. brie. on April 19th, 2008 9:35 am

      #23……Oh park it…it is what it is…that is not ignorant and crass…that’s just plain fact….!!!!

    25. brie. on April 19th, 2008 10:16 am

      #23….Do not ever address me again…if I want to say N~~~er again I will…..don’t you know better…it is not ignorant and crass is it about people that don”t speak their mind and know the facts…maybe you live in a hole but I don’t….I will say what I want….

    26. walter on April 19th, 2008 12:24 pm

      hey brie,you seem to be very xenophobic and you cling to religion and guns also?Have you ever travelled outside your hometown?

    27. brie. on April 19th, 2008 1:45 pm

      #26….No I am not at all bitter and I don’t cling to religion or GUNS I have traveled all over the world….I believe in religion I don’t believe in violence but there are times when I think it could happen and should….like burning the Sloot’s house…your a troll Walter….

    28. brie. on April 19th, 2008 1:51 pm

      Troll’s are on board….!!!!Beep…Beep!!!!!

    29. walter on April 19th, 2008 2:45 pm

      sure you have travelled all over the world.on the internet maybe.better a troll than a bigot.

    30. Scared Monkeys on April 19th, 2008 2:50 pm

      Walter … why don’t you stick to the topic of why Obama is such a thinned skinned and gutless candidate who cannot even take a tough question from the LIBERAL media?

      Instead you throw idle accusations at people. Defend your useless candidate or take a powder.

      However, like all Kool-Aide drinking Obamaites … they want to deflect attention away from the fact that their candidate is useless and a fraud.

      Where is the love and hope that Obama is claiming? What, has Rev Wright not provided todays religious message of love your neighbor as yourself today?


    31. A New Girl on April 19th, 2008 3:02 pm

      #25…Brie….I have been on this site following the Natalee Holloway case since 2005. I believe I am entitled to state my opinions also, and say what I want.

      I certainly have a right to comment on how inept I think Obama is, and how I feel we, as whites, have been victims of “reverse racisim”. I still don’t like the word you used. It is crass and ignorant, and I have every right to voice that.

      You continually rant your venom on here and I don’t need you to tell me who I can and cannot address. If you don’t like it, be mature and try to move on so we both don’t clog these blogs with our ridiculous drivel and bickering. Thank you

      Peace !

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    33. brie. on April 19th, 2008 4:52 pm

      #31…you are entitled to your opinion and so am I…I REALLY DON’T CARE IF YOU LIKED THE WORD I USED OR NOT….IT IS NOT CRASS OR IGNORANT IT IS A FACT…..I don’t rant venom for posters only for the
      Aruban authorities….or anyone that whats to cause trouble…like you…you move on girl!!!!

    34. Scared Monkeys on April 19th, 2008 4:55 pm

      All please stop the personal attacks and stick to the topic of the post.

      I am sure you all have more to comment on about Obama and this post than each other.


    35. brie. on April 19th, 2008 5:18 pm

      N~~~er at large…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      SM: Brie, I really wish you would refrain from insinuating the “N” word continuously. (klaasend)

    36. walter on April 19th, 2008 6:42 pm

      thats all i wanted to hear guys.we can argue ,but theres a fine HAtE IS GOOD.

    37. brie. on April 19th, 2008 7:36 pm

      Klass…Ok but I only used it twice…!!!!! And it felt good!!!!
      SM: Actually 9 times, I just counted ;) (klaasend)

    38. Scarrlett on April 20th, 2008 5:58 am

      Hey brie….I was referring to the use of that horrid word.Thats all.

      I also meant that he was more like a monkey doing the tricks for the circus man.Didn`t mean to insult real monkeys. If real monkeys sat in that church for 20 years I am sure they would be mean and hateful.

    39. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:18 am

      Actually Klass is was three…regardless, I said Ok…..but not really spelled it out…could of been Nipper….some people like to push you to the threshold….but I enjoy Scared Monkeys and appreciate all the hard work you do….so I guess one needs to tip toe thru the tulips…

    40. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:27 am

      …31…peace is a good word….but doesn’t almost everyone rant venom on here when it comes to justice for Natalee….I will never back off of that….!!!

    41. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:36 am

      …#21…Richard you are hilarious…you don’t have a TV…how does someone not have a television…is it by choice…there are some great programs that you would probably enjoy…educational programs for instance…just wondering…!!!!

    42. A New Girl on April 20th, 2008 7:31 am

      #40- @ Brie—Yes, I agree 100%….I will NEVER back-off either when it comes to ranting about the corrupt case of Natalee Holloway and the injustice done to her.

      As pointed out, though- this post was about Obama….We’ll all have to stick to topic, but as you can see…many objected to that name calling (even though most will never drink that man’s Kool-Aide or vote for him)

      *** NO VOTES FOR OBAMA ***


    43. brie. on April 20th, 2008 9:50 am

      I guess we sit tight and wait for Tuesday….

    44. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 4:49 pm

      lmao brie
      your so bad… you kill me laughing at times… only 9 times but it felt good lmao

    45. katablog on April 21st, 2008 7:16 am

      Well once again I agree with Richard. Character does matter. If a candidate can’t tell the truth about their past, how can you believe a thing they say on the campaign trail?

      The Clintons should have taught Americans a big lesson on trust and character. I don’t see why people don’t “get it”, it’s plain as the nose on your face. If you fall for the lies by Obama and Clinton, you deserve them. Both of them will destroy America as we know it and make us untrusted by any nation.

      Obama is indeed an empty suit, but more than that – he’s an empty, angry, Marxist suit who lies with the best of them. He did say he doesn’t wear flag pins after 9/11, saying the pin became a symbol for patriotism – now he denies it. He does have some very dirty, criminal, racist friends.

      Hillary is a liar through and through. She and her husband have gotten rich off selling out America.

    46. super dave on April 21st, 2008 9:21 am


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