SNL has been so on point this year. The political skits have been everywhere and continue to be funny. Check out the spoof of the crazy lady who called Obama an ‘Arab’ at a McCain rally. The original video is below.
ALL HAIL THE CHIEF! Obama’s historic speech is being heralded as the defining moment of the campaign. Taking the podium at approximately 10:11 p.m. Senator Obama was met with thunderous applause. As he patiently waited to begin the “speech of a lifetime” Obama tempered the crowd then proceeded to deliver the magnum opus of modern day politics, a eloquently worded, masterful execution of an indictment against the current administration and a blank slate of promises to appease the needs of the American voter as it relates to domestic policy and concerns about “national” security.
At 11 p.m. Obama had done and formally become one of the things considered an anomaly when one is thinking about the “full” fruition of the American Dream; a viable “non-European” candidate for the highest office in the land, the seat of President of the UNITED STATES. This “crowning” moment in American history took place on a date already historic in origin and intricately tied into the events taking place on stage in Denver tonight. The “Civil” Rights leader and world renowned orator Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, atop the National Mall 45 years earlier, signaling the ideal of a change to come in American society, be it political, religious or societal, change by any name is CHANGE.
So along comes a Senator from the state of Illinois who is able to embody that dream and connect with the frequency of CHANGE, faithful enough in the realization of that dream that he had the audacity to HOPE that his message would resonate. It did. Tonight’s speech connected and took care of the constituency of voters who were waiting for their marching orders. The campaign has been turned up another notch and herein begins the final lap to the White House. How will history shape up in the next 70 days? It should be an interesting ride, none the less. CLICK [HERE] to read the news assessment on Obama’s performance Thursday night.
Big look for the homies from 2 Dopeboyz.
“McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”
via Greg Palast
In swing-state Colorado, the Republican Secretary of State conducted the biggest purge of voters in history, dumping a fifth of all registrations. Guess their color.
In swing-state Florida, the state is refusing to accept about 85,000 new registrations from voter drives – overwhelming Black voters.
In swing state New Mexico, HALF of the Democrats of Mora, a dirt poor and overwhelmingly Hispanic county, found their registrations disappeared this year, courtesy of a Republican voting contractor.
In swing states Ohio and Nevada, new federal law is knocking out tens of thousands of voters who lost their homes to foreclosure. Continue reading
Now that Obama is the certified Democratic ticket pundits are pouring over every excerpt uttered from his mouth. If its one thing the Christian Right doesn’t like it is to be told about “their” Bible. Them fighting words. Some past quotes have gotten Obama into beef with some Christian Conservatives who say his interpretation of scripture is off and accuse him of engaging in “fruitcase interpretation” of the Constitution, whatever that means. Peep one of Obama’s quotes that has the Neo-Cons panties in a bunch:
Let’s be clear, while the notion of a shadow government inflicting “terrorist” attacks on the Homeland of America to gain political advantage may be a foreign concept to some we here at STREET KNOWLEDGE put nothing past the criminal element that is pervasive in Washington politics. Why do they always incite the propaganda of fear when their backs are against the wall? Because it is a method that has consistently worked to their advantage so I find it as no surprise that McCain’s Republican cronies would be insinuating that to tip the balance of the election some more domestic terrorism is being ordered up, after all no one has answered for 9/11 as of yet. (see Loose Change).
FRESNO, California (Reuters) – A top adviser to Republican presidential candidate John McCain apologized on Monday after he was quoted as saying a September 11-type attack before the November election would benefit McCain.
The campaign of Democrat Barack Obama condemned the remark by McCain political adviser Charlie Black, calling it a “complete disgrace.”
“Let the races begin!…Is this what they mean by Gallup Poll?”
The latest NEWSWEEK Poll shows the Democrat with a 15-point lead over McCain
Barack finally has his bounce. For weeks many political experts and pollsters have been wondering why the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain had stayed so tight, even after the Illinois senator wrested the nomination from Hillary Clinton. With numbers consistently showing rock-bottom approval ratings for President Bush and a large majority of Americans unhappy with the country’s direction, the opposing-party candidate should, in the normal course, have attracted more disaffected voters. Now it looks as if Obama is doing just that. A new NEWSWEEK Poll shows that he has a substantial double-digit lead, 51 percent to 36 percent, over McCain among registered voters nationwide.
via Times Online
A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim.
As he gears up for his general election fight against John McCain, Mr Obama and his chief advisers are aware of the danger of such rumours, amid polling data showing that a significant number of Americans believe he is a Muslim or are suspicious about his background. Such doubts were a factor in his poor showing with white, blue-collar voters during his primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
In recent days Mr Obama has — unprompted — brought up the subject of the chain e-mails and blog sites making the false claims. Some state that he is a radical Muslim who was sworn in as a US senator on the Koran; others that he sympathises with Palestinian radicals. Many focus on his middle name of Hussein, which was taken from his Kenyan father.