THE "RIGHT WING LAUNCH" AT OBAMA

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 24, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Well it didn't take long did it? I understand James Dobson, founder of "Focus on the Family" has accused Obama of treating the bible and its interpretation with a lack of respect.

    I find the comments especially disturbing. Nothing will unite the Democrats like this kind of distortion.

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    Jun 24, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell it didn't take long did it? I understand James Dobson, founder of "Focus on the Family" has accused Obama of treating the bible and its interpretation with a lack of respect.

    I find the comments especially disturbing. Nothing will unite the Democrats like this kind of distortion.

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    He also said that Obama used the "cherry picked" quotes from the bible to support his "fruitcake interpretation" of the constitution.... because apparently a former constitutional law professor wouldnt know how to interpret the consitution. and Dobson's choice of language was obviously a veiled swipe at the gays and an attempt to portray Obama in a negative light for associating with us. Dobson is almost as bad as ann kolter, the b|tch.
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    Jun 24, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    and i am just curious, does anyone else constantly get the annoying banner advertisment for John McCain that has the Iranian president and Obama next to each other asking if its okay to meet with foreign leaders? You know if you click yes it still takes you to the same website......
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    Jun 24, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    jjdayz saidand i am just curious, does anyone else constantly get the annoying banner advertisment for John McCain that has the Iranian president and Obama next to each other asking if its okay to meet with foreign leaders? You know if you click yes it still takes you to the same website......


    haha yes I do get that banner, and I get the ad thats for McCain's campaign website. I'd expect that kind of thing from myspace but certainly not here!
  • redheaded_dud...

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    Jun 24, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    Just goes to show...McCain is reaching out to the gay community.
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:03 AM GMT
    What's the problem? The OP said it was the right wing... Oh wait... huh?
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    I hope McCain wins. Anybody who doesn't think Iran is a real threat should move to Southern Lebanon and tell me what you think after you meet some Hezbola soldiers. They are of Iran you know.
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    slapaho18 saidI hope McCain wins. Anybody who doesn't think Iran is a real threat should move to Southern Lebanon and tell me what you think after you meet some Hezbola soldiers. They are of Iran you know.


    So your approach would be to elect McCain and your belief would be he would get Iran out of Lebanon?
    Should we get Syria out of Lebanon as well?

    So the Iranians are the baddies? So we take care of them too?

    I'm just asking questions that I want you to answer and btw, what does this have to do with the right wing attack on Obama?
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    Dobson seems to have really stuck himself out on a political "Limb" lately, I cannot help but agree, he's sounding more and more deperate like Coulter/limbaugh types to find something against Obama. Somehow though this time around the public just don't seem to be buying it like the bullshit they put out there when Kerry was running. Actually these latest efforts from the right just "embarass themselves", I just read tonight that the same group that wrote the book about Kerry, of "swift boat" fame, have come out with one about Obama, which should be out soon. God I hope Obama hits back hard, so passivity like Kerry tried doesn't bring him down in the same way it did Kerry. I think we'll see some major efforts from the right this time, that may make the past look like childs play.
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    Jun 25, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    realifedad said God I hope Obama hits back hard, so passivity like Kerry tried doesn't bring him down in the same way it did Kerry. I think we'll see some major efforts from the right this time, that may make the past look like childs play.


    Obama will hit back hard. Look for him to premptivly strike at republican fear tactics in the coming weeks. With the new news about McSame's aide saying the best thing that could happen would be a terrorist attack on the US before the election, you can bet that the heat is going to get turned up very quickly. There is a saying, "what goes around...." Well i think the republican party is going to get their come arounds this election cycle if they keep this negativity around. The american public is sick of the politics of fear and it is about played out.
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    Jun 25, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    Guys like Dobson are an embarrassment to some of us Republicans. We aren't all like that.

    Senator Obama had better learn to handle the heat though, there are real issues that make him vulnerable.

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    Jun 25, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    I heard the term "flip-flop" on CNN yesterday, directed at Obama's campaign. I thought, "Here we go again."

    But when you have nothing else to aim at, you start to make things up and SPIN, SPIN, SPIN - art the Right side has perfected.
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    Jun 25, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    John43620 saidGuys like Dobson are an embarrassment to some of us Republicans. We aren't all like that.

    Senator Obama had better learn to handle the heat though, there are real issues that make him vulnerable.



    Obama seems to take the heat quite well, as demonstrated by his defeat of Clinton. If you think the Clinton's do not know how to play hard ball then you must live under a rock.


    There are way more issues that make McCain vulnerable.

    It kills me everyday to have McCain's "republican conservative credentials" thrown in my face when he doesn't really represent them at all.
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    Jun 25, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    Senator Obama was only scrutinized closely in the media during the last months of the primaries, when Hillary made her come back, it was too little too late for Hillary but still very telling.

    So does that demonstrate the power of the media to influence elections?

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    Jun 25, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    John43620 saidSo does that demonstrate the power of the media to influence elections?


    By influencing elections you mean brainwashing the brainwashable, then yes.
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    Jun 25, 2008 6:45 PM GMT
    the media is in control of the information so of course they are able to inflence the discussions. The problem is that they gloss over facts that are negative to one candidate and constantly repeat the negatives about the other.

    What we really need is a couple more politial parties so that we have real choices at election time.

    I personally will be voting for Obama, not because i believe he is the best qualified, but because i prescribe to his vision of what the United States could be if we all work together to accomplish things.

    I have not heard anything from McCain so far except how he supports the policies of GWshrub and wants to create a "psychological benefit" in the minds of the american voters by drilling for oil off our shores.

    Being old and experienced does not automatically make you leader the same as being young and inexperienced does not automatically make you less qualified to lead.
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    Jun 25, 2008 6:47 PM GMT
    John43620 saidSenator Obama was only scrutinized closely in the media during the last months of the primaries, when Hillary made her come back, it was too little too late for Hillary but still very telling.




    I keep wondering what kind of scrutiny we expected form the media when Obama has more than forthcoming with his demons and details of his past... The candor and confessions offered up in any of his books have gone far beyond the disclosure of any president or candidate I've ever seen. What was left to be scrutinized? Are we looking for legitimate news or US weekly material?
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    Jun 25, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
    It must be TRUE now!

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    Jun 25, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Now THAT's what I call scrutiny. Bravo, media.
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    Jun 25, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    ohhh i am running to the store now to pick that up! enquiring minds want to know!!!
  • joeindallas

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    Jun 25, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    Dobson is a Bigot liek most of the RIgt Wing Christian types Only differemce between Dobson and OBL is Dobson does not have the COJONES to use arms to get what he wants. I do not trust any Political who actively recurits support from the Celergy especially NUT CASES like Dobson. Bush got his support in 2000 and we had the NEO NAZIS doing a lock step to vote in 2004 against Civil Rights. THANK YOU GOP
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    I actually followed this with great interest. Dobson's comments were pretty transparently based on religious extremism, and I think if you look at both sides of the dialog, I think it makes Obama look even more intelligent in his position.

    I would have liked to see Obama take one further step and call out the parallel between this kind of ridiculous bible thumping and the same sort of Islamic fundimentalism that led to 9/11. I think the problem is that McCain has already made it very clear that he isn't going to cater to the Religious Right. This has some members of the Obama team trying hard not to offend evangelists, since they are a potential group of GOP defectors. Unfortunately, I think that means Obama will speak very softly on this issue.
  • joeindallas

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    Jun 25, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    jjdayz do you want to go thur Highland Park or UP and put Rainbow stickers on McCains lawn signs weekend of Pride here in Dallas?
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    Jun 25, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    rainbow stickers? why stop there? Lets put them on their cars too!
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 25, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    I thought it very interesting that Dobson's remarks came right after a study that was released and given media attention had revealed that people who practice faith actually respect differences to a large degree.

    With this said, the study suggests that people who regularly attend church don't actually wear religion on their sleeves when they vote. I think Dobson realized by this study that conservatives are not as tightly wound up with social issues as they were in the 2004 elections and felt a need to tighten up the ranks with former front-and-center issues as gay rights and abortion.