Obama Looks to Diffuse ACORN Controversy and Distance Himself … Is Obama Suddenly Allergic to Nuts?


Who knew that Barack Obama was allergic to nuts? ACORN’s that is. After the ACORN_fraudoverwhelming evidence of voter registration fraud perpetrated by ACORN, Obama finally looks to distance himself from the embattled ACORN and now throw them under the bus.

Now that voter fraud is on the front pages and being covered by the MSM Obama must now appear as if he is concerned about the voting process. What was the deciding factor for Obama, the obvious voter fraud in Ohio or the fact that ACORN registered Micky Mouse?

Make room under the Obama bus as there is already many under it who no longer provide a benefit to Obama’s political aspirations. It is getting pretty crowded under there.  Now that ACORN is no longer politically expedient for his campaign, Barack Obama looks to throw ACORN under the bus as he calls ACORN “A Distraction… We Don’t Need ACORN’s Help.” Interestingly enough Obama never had a problem when the ACORN voter registration fraud was going on and was not covered by the MSM. He states now that “we don’t need their help.” Why is that, because the damage has already been done? After all this time and after all the allegations and proof of voter registration fraud … Barack Obama suddenly develops an allergy to “ACORN’s.” How typical.


Who knew Obama was allergic to nuts?

ABC News noted that “Senator McCain today said that ‘there has been voter fraud going on in the battleground states. ACORN is tampering with Americans’ most precious right; there has to be a full and complete investigation.’  And he also said that you need to disclose your full relationship with ACORN. I’m wondering if you have any reaction to the reports of voter fraud and also to Sen. McCain’s charge?”


Watch Out for being thrown under the Obama Bus

Obama replied: “first of all, my relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward.  It’s probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN and my partner in that representation was the US Justice Department in having Illinois implement what was called the ‘Motor Voter’ law,  to make sure that people could go to DMV’s and drivers’ license facilities to get registered.. It wasn’t being implemented. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN.

“There is an ACORN organization in Chicago,” Obama continued. “They have been active. As an elected official, I’ve had interactions with them. But they are not advising our campaign. We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now and we don’t need ACORN’s help.


“Obama has a responsibility to rein in ACORN,” Palin told conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Tuesday.

 Calling the charges “unconscionable,” Palin said the McCain campaign has reached out to its Democratic counterpart to cooperate on clamping down on voter fraud, but has received no response.  (The Obama campaign said today that it did indeed respond to the month-old request from McCain’s ” Honest and Open Election Committee” — by issuing a counter-challenge to Republicans to dismantle attempts at voter suppression in battleground states.)

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    16 Responses to “Obama Looks to Diffuse ACORN Controversy and Distance Himself … Is Obama Suddenly Allergic to Nuts?”

    1. scott on October 15th, 2008 9:34 am

      All you need to know:

      Wright 101
      Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Rev. Wright’s anti-Americanism

      By Stanley Kurtz

      It looks like Jeremiah Wright was just the tip of the iceberg. Not only did Barack Obama savor Wright’s sermons, Obama gave legitimacy — and a whole lot of money — to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright. And guess what? Bill Ayers is still palling around with the same bitterly anti-American Afrocentric ideologues that he and Obama were promoting a decade ago. All this is revealed by a bit of digging, combined with a careful study of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the education foundation Obama and Ayers jointly led in the late 1990s.

      John McCain, take note. Obama’s tie to Wright is no longer a purely personal question (if it ever was one) about one man’s choice of his pastor. The fact that Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Wright’s anti-Americanism means that this is now a matter of public policy, and therefore an entirely legitimate issue in this campaign.

      African Village
      In the winter of 1996, the Coalition for Improved Education in [Chicago’s] South Shore (CIESS) announced that it had received a $200,000 grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. That made CIESS an “external partner,” i.e. a community organization linked to a network of schools within the Chicago public system. This network, named the “South Shore African Village Collaborative” was thoroughly “Afrocentric” in orientation. CIESS’s job was to use a combination of teacher-training, curriculum advice, and community involvement to improve academic performance in the schools it worked with. CIESS would continue to receive large Annenberg grants throughout the 1990s.

      The South Shore African Village Collaborative (SSAVC) was very much a part of the Afrocentric “rites of passage movement,” a fringe education crusade of the 1990s. SSAVC schools featured “African-Centered” curricula built around “rites of passage” ceremonies inspired by the puberty rites found in many African societies. In and of themselves, these ceremonies were harmless. Yet the philosophy that accompanied them was not. On the contrary, it was a carbon-copy of Jeremiah Wright’s worldview.

      Rites of Passage
      To learn what the rites of passage movement was all about, we can turn to a sympathetic 1992 study published in the Journal of Negro Education by Nsenga Warfield-Coppock. In that article, Warfield-Coppock bemoans the fact that public education in the United States is shaped by “capitalism, competitiveness, racism, sexism and oppression.” According to Warfield-Coppock, these American values “have confused African American people and oriented them toward American definitions of achievement and success and away from traditional African values.” American socialization has “proven to be dysfuntional and genocidal to the African American community,” Warfield-Coppock tells us. The answer is the adolescent rites of passage movement, designed “to provide African American youth with the cultural information and values they would need to counter the potentially detrimental effects of a Eurocentrically oriented society.”

      The adolescent rites of passage movement that flowered in the 1990s grew out of the “cultural nationalist” or “Pan-African” thinking popular in radical black circles of the 1960s and 1970s. The attempt to create a virtually separate and intensely anti-American black social world began to take hold in the mid-1980s in small private schools, which carefully guarded the contents of their controversial curricula. Gradually, through external partners like CIESS, the movement spread to a few public schools. Supporters view these programs as “a social and cultural ‘inoculation’ process that facilitates healthy, African-centered development among African American youth and protects them against the ravages of a racist, sexist, capitalist, and oppressive society.”

      We know that SSAVC was part of this movement, not only because their Annenberg proposals were filled with Afrocentric themes and references to “rites of passage,” but also because SSAVC’s faculty set up its African-centered curriculum in consultation with some of the most prominent leaders of the “rites of passage movement.” For example, a CIESS teacher conference sponsored a presentation on African-centered curricula by Jacob Carruthers, a particularly controversial Afrocentrist.

      Jacob Carruthers
      Like other leaders of the rites of passage movement, Carruthers teaches that the true birthplace of world civilization was ancient “Kemet” (Egypt), from which Kemetic philosophy supposedly spread to Africa as a whole. Carruthers and his colleagues believe that the values of Kemetic civilization are far superior to the isolating and oppressive, ancient Greek-based values of European and American civilization. Although academic Egyptologists and anthropologists strongly reject these historical claims, Carruthers dismisses critics as part of a white supremacist conspiracy to hide the truth of African superiority.

      Carruthers’s key writings are collected in his book, Intellectual Warfare. Reading it is a wild, anti-American ride. In his book, we learn that Carruthers and his like-minded colleagues have formed an organization called the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), which takes as its mission the need to “dismantle the European intellectual campaign to commit historicide against African peoples.” Carruthers includes “African-Americans” within a group he would define as simply “African.” When forced to describe a black person as “American,” Carruthers uses quotation marks, thus indicating that no black person can be American in any authentic sense. According to Carruthers, “The submission to Western civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy.”

      Carruthers’s goal is to use African-centered education to recreate a separatist universe within America, a kind of state-within-a-state. The rites of passage movement is central to the plan. Carruthers sees enemies on every part of the political spectrum, from conservatives, to liberals, to academic leftists, all of whom reject advocates of Kemetic civilization, like himself, as dangerous and academically irresponsible extremists. Carruthers sees all these groups as deluded captives of white supremacist Eurocentric culture. Therefore the only safe place for Africans living in the United States (i.e. American blacks) is outside the mental boundaries of our ineradicably racist Eurocentric civilization. As Carruthers puts it: “…some of us have chosen to reject the culture of our oppressors and recover our disrupted ancestral culture.” The rites of passage movement is a way to teach young Africans in the United States how to reject America and recover their authentic African heritage.

      America as Rape
      Carruthers admits that Africans living in America have already been shaped by Western culture, yet compares this Americanization process to rape: “We may not be able to get our virginity back after the rape, but we do not have to marry the rapist….” In other words, American blacks (i.e. Africans) may have been forcibly exposed to American culture, but that doesn’t mean they need to accept it. The better option, says Carruthers, is to separate out and relearn the wisdom of Africa’s original Kemetic culture, embodied in the teachings of the ancient wise man, Ptahhotep (an historical figure traditionally identified as the author of a Fifth Dynasty wisdom book). Anything less than re-Africanization threatens the mental, and even physical, genocide of Africans living in an ineradicably white supremacist United States.

      Carruthers is a defender of Leonard Jeffries, professor in the department of black studies at City College in Harlem, infamous for his black supremacist and anti-Semitic views. Jeffries sees whites as oppressive and violent “ice people,” in contrast to peaceful and mutually supportive black “sun people.” The divergence says Jeffries, is attributable to differing levels of melanin in the skin. Jeffries also blames Jews for financing the slave trade. Carruthers defends Jeffries and excoriates the prestigious black academics Carruthers views as traitorous for denouncing their African brother, Jeffries. Carruthers’s vision of the superior and peaceful Kemetic philosophy of Ptahhotep triumphing over Greco-Euro-American-white culture obviously parallels Jeffries’ opposition between ice people and sun people.

      More of Carruthers’s education philosophy can be found in his newsletter, The Kemetic Voice. In 1997, for example, at the same time Carruthers was advising SSAVC on how to set up an African-centered curriculum, he praised the decision of New Orleans’ School Board to remove the name of George Washington from an elementary school. Apparently, some officials in New Orleans had decided that nobody who held slaves should have a school named after him. Carruthers touted the name-change as proof that his African-centered perspective was finally having an effect on public policy. At the demise of George Washington School, Carruthers crowed: “These events remind us of how vast the gulf is that separates the Defenders of Western Civilization from the Champions of African Civilization.”

      According to Chicago Annenberg Challenge records, Carruthers’s training session on African-centered curricula for SSAVC teachers was a huge hit: “As a consciousness raising session, it received rave reviews, and has prepared the way for the curriculum readiness survey….” These teacher-training workshops were directly funded by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Another sure sign of the ideological cast of SSAVC’s curriculum can be found in Annenberg documents noting that SSAVC students are taught the wisdom of Ptahhotep. Carruthers’s concerns about “menticide” and “genocide” at the hand of America’s white supremacist system seem to be echoed in an SSAVC document that says: “Our children need to understand the historical context of our struggles for liberation from those forces that seek to destroy us.”

      When Jeremiah Wright turned toward African-centered thinking in the late 1980s and early 1990s (the period when, attracted by Wright’s African themes, Barack Obama first became a church member), many prominent thinkers from Carruthers’s Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations were invited to speak at Trinity United Church of Christ, Carruthers himself included. We hear echoes of Carruthers’s work in Wright’s distinction between “right brained” Africans and “left brained” Europeans, in Wright’s fears of U.S. government-sponsored genocide against American blacks, and in Wright’s embittered attacks on America’s indelibly white-supremacist history. In Wright’s Trumpet Newsmagazine, as in Carruthers’s own writings, blacks are often referred to as “Africans living in the diaspora” rather than as Americans.

      Asa Hilliard
      Chicago Annenberg Challenge records also indicate that SSAVC educators invited Asa Hilliard, a pioneer of African-centered curricula and a close colleague of Carruthers, to offer a keynote address at yet another Annenberg-funded teacher training session. Hilliard’s ties to Wright run still deeper than Carruthers’s. A close Wright mentor and friend, Hilliard died in 2007 while on a trip to Kemet (Egypt) with Wright and members of Wright’s congregation. Hillard was scheduled to deliver several lectures to the congregants, and to speak at a meeting of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization, which he co-founded with Carruthers and other “African-centered” scholars. On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy. Speaking of the need for such a school, Wright had earlier said, “We need to educate our children to the reality of white supremacy.” (For more on Wright’s Afrocentric school, see “Jeremiah Wright’s ‘Trumpet.’”)

      Wright delivered the eulogy at Hilliard’s memorial service, with prominent members of ASCAC in the audience. To commemorate Hilliard, a special, two-cover double issue of Wright’s Trumpet Newsmagazine was published, with a picture of Hilliard on one side, and a picture of Louis Farrakhan on the other (in celebration of a 2007 award Farrakhan received from Wright). In short, the ties between Wright and Hilliard could hardly have been closer. Clearly, then, Wright’s own educational philosophy was mirrored at the Annenberg-funded SSAVC, which sought out Hilliard’s and Carruthers’s counsel to construct its curriculum.

      Perhaps inadvertently, Wright’s eulogy for Hilliard actually established the fringe nature of his favorite African-centered scholars. In his tribute, Wright stressed how intensely “white Egyptologists recoiled at the very notion of everything Asa taught.” As Wright himself made plain, it seems virtually impossible to find respectable scholars of any political stripe who approve of the extremist anti-American version of Afrocentrism promoted by Hilliard and Carruthers.

      Ayers’s Pals
      An important exception to the rule is Bill Ayers himself, who not only worked with Obama to fund groups like this at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, but who is still “palling around” with the same folks. Discretely waiting until after the election, Bill Ayers and his wife, and fellow former terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn plan to release a book in 2009 entitled Race Course Against White Supremacy. The book will be published by Third World Press, a press set up by Carruthers and other members of the ASCAC. Representatives of that press were prominently present for Wright’s eulogy at Asa Hilliard’s memorial service. Less than a decade ago, therefore, when it came to education issues, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright were pretty much on the same page.

      Obama’s Knowledge
      Given the precedent of his earlier responses on Ayers and Wright, Obama might be inclined to deny personal knowledge of the educational philosophy he was so generously funding. Such a denial would not be convincing. For one thing, we have evidence that in 1995, the same year Obama assumed control of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he publicly rejected “the unrealistic politics of integrationist assimilation,” a stance that clearly resonates with both Wright and Carruthers. (See “No Liberation.”)

      And as noted, Wright had invited Carruthers, Hilliard, and like-minded thinkers to address his Trinity congregants. Wright likes to tick off his connections to these prominent Afrocentrists in sermons, and Obama would surely have heard of them. Reading over SSAVC’s Annenberg proposals, Obama could hardly be ignorant of what they were about. And if by some chance Obama overlooked Hilliard’s or Carruthers’s names, SSAVC’s proposals are filled with references to “rites of passage” and “Ptahhotep,” dead giveaways for the anti-American and separatist ideological concoction favored by SSAVC.

      We know that Obama did read the proposals. Annenberg documents show him commenting on proposal quality. And especially after 1995, when concerns over self-dealing and conflicts of interest forced the Ayers-headed “Collaborative” to distance itself from monetary issues, all funding decisions fell to Obama and the board. Significantly, there was dissent within the board. One business leader and experienced grant-smith characterized the quality of most Annenberg proposals as “awful.” (See “The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: The First Three Years,” p. 19.) Yet Obama and his very small and divided board kept the money flowing to ideologically extremist groups like the South Shore African Village Collaborative, instead of organizations focused on traditional educational achievement.

      As if the content of SSAVC documents wasn’t warning enough, their proposals consistently misspelled “rites of passage” as “rights of passage,” hardly an encouraging sign from a group meant to improve children’s reading skills. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge’s own evaluators acknowledged that Annenberg-aided schools showed no improvement in achievement scores. Evaluators attributed that failure, in part, to the fact that many of Annenberg’s “external partners” had little educational expertise. A group that puts its efforts into Kwanzaa celebrations and half-baked history certainly fits that bill, and goes a long way toward explaining how Ayers and Obama managed to waste upwards of $150 million without improving student achievement.

      However he may seek to deny it, all evidence points to the fact that, from his position as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Barack Obama knowingly and persistently funded an educational project that shared the extremist and anti-American philosophy of Jeremiah Wright. The Wright affair was no fluke. It’s time for McCain to say so.

      — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

      UNREAL….he was funding the church and the beliefs of this Rev Wright, BUT Obama claims he was not privy to these rants while HE was in church, YET this Wright was ADMITTEDLY by Obama, Obama’s mentor for 20 YEARS!

    2. A New Girl on October 15th, 2008 11:32 am

      #1- Scott—Great article. Too bad we can’t have it mass produced and mailed to every American household.


      IMO, I think McCain should really be hammering away at this instead of trying to play nice! Since the final debate this week is going to be focused around the economy—I doubt this topic will be brought to it’s proper light in any forum.

      Notice how the media has been kind of downplaying it? For cryin’ out loud- we read more about Sarah Palin’s Ex Brother-in-Law’s former employment than this story. It’s just not fair how Obama has been the Media Darling….probably b/c it sells papers, magazines, makes for better news fodder.

      In any event—ACORN is NOT going away. Just another example of how fraudelent and CORRUPT Obama has been since his days back in Chicago. This is how “The Chosen One” has risen to the top….by less than stellar ethics and ties with any group which will help him advance.

      Reading the above article really is a wake up Call- FOX FIRE, CEASU, DIANE, YOYO SH**HEAD—DID YOU READ IT???? ARE YOU LISTENING??? You are all in denial and don’t want to face the facts.

      If Obama is elected, we can’t wait to say…
      “We told you so!” You will be electing a SOCIALIST, not a Democrat who is UNEXPERIENCED and DANGEROUS! Financial turmoil in our economy? Trillions of dollars of debt? The US being attacked again (here or abroad) by Terrorist or Communist forces? You haven’t seen anything yet.

      ***McCain/Palin ’08***

    3. Steve on October 15th, 2008 11:37 am

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    4. Richard on October 15th, 2008 11:54 am

      As poster #2 points out, tonight is the final debate. I can’t imagine that there are many undecided voters left (I registered to vote by mail, and have already sent in my ballot), but I think that the economy will resonate more with Americans at this point than will Obama’s past.

      It is incontrovertible that the polls — many or most of them, anyway — show Obama with a solid lead at this point. Whether we like it or not, that’s the situation.

      I think McCain’s best chance is to make clear that the best solution for the situation into which we have fallen is a smaller government.

      Yes, we need emergency measures … but with the national debt being what it is, and the corruption on Congress being manifest, our best hope — maybe our ONLY hope — is to wean ourselves from overspending by the federal government and the abuse of power it entails.

      I hope he hits hard on this theme.

    5. scott on October 15th, 2008 12:18 pm

      Richard – In 2000 at around this same point, GW Bush was 11 points down to Al Gore….

      Also, while one poll has him with a 14 pt lead there are others that have him at 4 or 5 pts, not insummountable. As you know, these polls have heavy leaning biases!

    6. Maggie on October 15th, 2008 4:26 pm

      Abraham was one smart dude..

      You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
      You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
      You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
      You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
      You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
      You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
      You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

      –Abraham Lincoln, Republican, Illinois

    7. Maggie on October 15th, 2008 4:32 pm

      Rather funny Bill Clinton’s opinion on Obama’s experience dec. 2007

      Posted December 17, 2007 10:24 AM

      by Frank James

      When former President Bill Clinton appeared on the Charlie Rose show on Friday with the clear goal of boosting his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and knocking Sen. Barack Obama down a few pegs, the former president took aim at an argument Obama has made repeatedly on the stump.

      Obama has sought to diminish the importance of experience by pointing out that President Bush’s team included members with deep Washington experience like Vice President Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

      The former president said about the 35 minutes, 20 seconds into the video recorded interview:

      “I remember the first time Sen. Obama said ‘You know, Cheney and Rumsfeld had a lot of experience.’ And that has great superficial appeal. But let me make the argument in another context.
      “That’s like saying, because 100 percent of the malpractice cases, medical malpractice, are committed by doctors, the next time I need surgery, I’ll get a chef or plumber to do it.”

      Clinton paused dramatically to let the words sink in.

      “I mean, the logical extension of that is inherently absurd,”
      was the president’s cherry-on-the-top-of-the-sundae finish.

    8. Maggie on October 15th, 2008 4:41 pm

      You can tell how picky Acorn is about their workers.. watch the video.

      ‘Are You a Man or a Woman?’: Transvestite Involved in ACORN Scandal Flashes Reporter


    9. Susan on October 15th, 2008 5:00 pm

      In a nutshell, OSAMA bin Laden Barack SADDAM HUSSEIN Obama is a NUT if he thinks for one second the American people doesn’t see right through his lies, his association with racist, terrorists, voter fraud, etc.

      Like I’ve said before, if he is elected president, we may as well grab hold of our ankles and kiss our booties GOOD BYE!!

    10. katablog.com on October 15th, 2008 6:39 pm

      Do not trust the polls Monkeys. Go and exercise your right to vote. Polls (including exit polls) have been wrong the last 8 out of 9 elections.

    11. Maggie on October 15th, 2008 9:25 pm

      CINCINNATI (AP) – Close to one in every three newly registered Ohio voters will end up on court-ordered lists being sent to county election boards because they have some discrepancy in their records, an elections spokesman said Wednesday.
      Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner estimated that an initial review found that about 200,000 newly registered voters reported information that did not match motor-vehicle or Social Security records, Brunner spokesman Kevin Kidder said. Some discrepancies could be as simple as a misspelling, while others could be more significant.

      The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with the Ohio Republican Party on Tuesday and ordered Brunner to set up a system that provides those names to county elections boards. The GOP contends the information will help prevent fraud.

      “Things already are in motion to comply,” Kidder said. “We’re working to establish these processes on how we can make this work. The computer work actually began last week.”

      About 666,000 Ohioans have registered to vote since January.

      Brunner previously cross-checked new-voter registrations with databases run by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle and the Social Security Administration and made the results available online, but the 6th Circuit said the information was not accessible in a way that would help county election boards ferret out mismatches.

      Brunner, a Democrat, told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on Wednesday that she is concerned the court decision is a veiled attempt at disenfranchising voters. Brunner said she’ll urge counties not to force these people to use provisional ballots.

      The court gave Brunner until Friday to get election boards the information but it was unclear whether that deadline would be met. The court set no penalty for missing the deadline.

      County election officials were trying to determine Wednesday how they will respond once they get the information.

      “I’m very concerned with these new requirements as we get closer to Election Day,” said Steve Harsman, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Dayton. He said his staff already is working 16 hours a day, seven days a week.

      “It’s clearly going to have an impact in regard to resources we have to expend to resolve discrepancies,” said Jeff Hastings, chairman of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

      “We’ve had about 100,000 (registrations) since January and of those about 34,000 since the primary. We will do whatever is required of us.”

      Also Wednesday, the Ohio Republican Party said it has filed public records requests with all 88 counties for copies of forms submitted by newly registered voters, especially those who registered and cast an absentee ballot on the same day during a one-week window earlier this month.

      Brunner has said that 13,141 Ohioans registered and voted immediately during the window.

      “We’ve seen reports of fraudulent registrations, and we want to see those forms first-hand,” said Jason Mauk, the state GOP’s executive director.


    12. A New Girl on October 16th, 2008 4:53 am

      #6- Maggie— Lincoln was ahead of his time…don’t you think? A shame that a President this great was assinated.

      Very strange feeling….I hate to say this, but if Obama gets elected- I hope the Secret Service pumps up his security. Just like MLK, RFK, JFK- I fear the worst for his destiny. Even though I refuse to vote for the man—it would be shame to see any harm come to him while in office.

      **McCain/Palin ’08**
      SM: Actually, the hate spewed forth torward Sarah Palin has been far worse than anything hurled at Obama during the election. Honestly folks, I realize that there are still pockets of racism. There always will be; however, some times it comes in the manner of reverse racism. If the USA was such a racist country and as the racism fear merchants would lead us to beleive, does anyone think it would have taken 13 years for OJ to have been provided justice in the Court?

      Think about it.


    13. A New Girl on October 16th, 2008 7:15 am

      SM/Red–You make an excellent point. The media coverage this year has been completely biased IMO, and both HRC, SP and McCain have been negatively railroaded/lambasted/crucified/villifed.

      Reverse racism….Don’t even get me going on that one! As a Caucasian, I see it around me every day. My family, my children, many people in my community—We feel as if we are the minority now. It’s been this way for years. I may get a lot of flack posting this next comment, but I fully support IMMIGRATION REFORM for this reason above. Tighten our borders…let all of our tax dollars which fund the Dept. of Homeland Security be put to use effectively.

      **McCain/Palin ’08***

    14. katablog.com on October 16th, 2008 7:25 am

      Actually Red the OJ case proves there is indeed racism – it’s just not the racism we thought. It shows that people will support someone just because of the color of their skin matching that of those they support.

      I think often of that proverb about the log in one’s own eye when I keep hearing these claims of racism against black people – because over and over I see racism against white people.

      And you are totally right – the things said about Sarah Palin hit a new low for a Presidential campaign. The hate and vitriol spit out about this woman is beyond the pale.

    15. A New Girl on October 16th, 2008 9:19 am

      #14-Katablog—another excellent point illustrated by the OJ Simpson debacle. They got it wrong the first time 13 years ago, then they got it right the second time.

      What has this Nation come to? America….the land of opportunity—where any man, woman or child can attain prosperity and enjoy freedom. Of course, there is still racisim….funny how it’s changed it’s face over the years however.

      Sarah Palin has handled how the Democrats/Biased media has treated her with class and dignity. Palin is much too smart to stoop down to their level and justify much of what has been put out there with even acknowledging many of the unfair comments or negative rants in the media.

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