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Obama Scores Homerun with Infomercial

It was a positive, moving, uplifting message that didn't mention his opponents, but focused squarely on who we are as a nation, and where we need to head in the future.

Homerun.


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Comments (32)

Barack Obama's infomercial was a brilliant idea. It had great production quality, and focused on a calm, compassionate and rational vision to offer hope to revive this great country once more. It was excellent.

Allen:

Not only was it a brilliant idea, he probably gather some more IVs. And riled up the opposition as they don't have anyone who can come across with that type of message.

I just hope the saner ones in the GOP will move the Republicans back to the way they were when Ike and Goldwater was in power. Then I could see myself voting for a GOP White House.

But until the GOP cleans out the religious nuts, the grifters, etc. they will never have a chance in 2012. And if Obama does win, (remember the vote caging, machines that flop the votes.) we may just see one huge change for the better.

Steve:

The only thing he left out (as some are pointing out today) was where in the wide, wide world of sports he was going to find sufficient funds to fix everybody's problems as promised.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

The same place George W Bush found a trillion dollars to waste in Iraq, Steve.

Jewels:

Or why he chooses to this day to still support terrorist's organizations that hate America. Hmmm...and YOU all want him as POTUS of the greatest nation in the world?

Don't get it.

Kev:

Even the MSM is pointing out Obama neglecte to say HOW he was going to deliver.

"Obama's assertion that "I've offered spending cuts above and beyond" the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by "eliminating programs that don't work" masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are -- beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq."

Much of what Obama said about, well, everything, is pure spin. He reminds me of a junior high kid running for class president, promising three day school weeks, a DJ in the cafeteria, and the elimation of homework. Democrats are like the classmates, drooling in anticipation, but in for vast disappointment when reality sets in. The difference is that the school has responsible adults to ensure that nothing disaterous happens. The American people won't be so lucky.

Hi Steve, the money will come from the usual sources, the government will print more money, and Japanese, South Korean and Chinese banks will buy more U.S. bonds. More likely than not, congress will vote for more tax relief for everyone, rich, poor and in the middle as a form of economic stimulus. In fact, they are doing just that today.

But Roosevelt proved that the government can engage in huge deficit spending in order to revive the economy and with great results. If Roosevelt had not strengthened the American economy and prevented the collapse of major industry such as automobiles, it is likely that the U.S. would be ruled by Germany and Japan today and have lost WWII, and we would be a slave nation to these WWII fascist governments.

But when the economy improves, tax revenues will rise as more people will find employment, and business improves. Right now most auto dealers report a real ghostland at their customer empty dealerships and GM and Chrysler may merge to survive, but it will likely cost another 25,000 jobs.

There is a new motor scooter dealer near my home where I bought two new scooters this summer, two months apart, and only a handful of scooters sold all Summer at their dealership despite the high Summer gas prices that topped $4. Only 150 new scooters sold statewide as my two license plates are only 150 numbers apart. These are pathetic numbers where only repairs at new car, motorcycle and scooter dealers are keeping the doors open.

Businesses that are struggling cannot afford to pay much in taxes, and don't. And it leads to less employment as well. That's why I think that a tax cut for everyone to stimulate the economy is more likely than not, and plans to reduce the deficit are years away, but growth in the economy, rather than any new taxes are likely to help a great deal.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"Or why he chooses to this day to still support terrorist's organizations that hate America. Don't get it."

Are you from Alaska by any chance?

Jewels:

Lee,

Nope. I just see through all the make-up, er cover-up of Obama. Have you read his books? If you did, you would know how he 'struggles' with the white race, how he felt like he didn't belong, and how he thinks the blacks should have reparations for what was done to them at the time of slavery. Of course, no one will ever mention that the DEMOCRATS are the ones who wanted to continue with slavery, and yet he supports and is one of them!

Not only that, but he went to a church for 20 YEARS with a pastor who hates America and wants to see it damned! He has also continually spouted off about marxist ideology for who knows long, and yet denies it to the American public, when his own words condemn him!

His whole agenda is making America into a socialist country, read his books!

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"If you did, you would know how he 'struggles' with the white race, how he felt like he didn't belong, and how he thinks the blacks should have reparations for what was done to them at the time of slavery."

A lot of folks agree with that viewpoint - restorative justice is a growing area of interest.

And usually it's white anglo-saxon racists that object to that concept the loudest.

Fortunately, racists are a shrinking minority in this nation.

That is the reason you raised this particular issue, Jewel, right? You want to alert other racist bigots to your concerns?

But then - you didn't provide any proof that's what Obama thinks. You could be just another Republican liar, like John McCain and Sarah Palin, who aren't really "for" anything - you're just against the black guy.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

In fact - you've just been proven to be lying sack of shit, Jewel - Congratulations - it took all of about 3 minutes to prove you're a liar.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-02-candidate_N.htm

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president argues that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, health care and the economy for all.

"I have said in the past -- and I'll repeat again -- that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently.

Some two dozen members of Congress are co-sponsors of legislation to create a commission that would study reparations -- that is, payments and programs to make up for the damage done by slavery.

So perhaps you'd like to tell us why you go around to liberal bogs posting lies, Jewel. Are you a racist, or just an idiot?

Jewels:

Gee,

So nice of you to ban me from commenting. What is it with Libs and not wanting to hear the truth, even if it hurts?

I guess it makes me racist to not want to vote for a socialist/marxsist man, whose only agenda is to play big daddy to the country.

Here was my last comment I posted before I was banned from making anymore. Hopefully, this time it will be read.

Ok-then by your definition of 'restorative justice' the Jews should get it because of the slaughter of their own people by Hitler, the Mexicans should also get it because of the Spainards taking over their country, the religious groups, such as the Mormons and other Christian groups should also get it because of the persecution and murder of their people. Of course, everyone who has ever been persecuted for what they beleived in, down through the eras of time, should also see reparations.

I'm sorry but the blacks don't have dibs on being the most persecuted race in history. Yes, we aboloshed slavery-remember the Civil War. But to somehow think that the white folks now, owe the blacks something, is ridiculous. It's the victim mentality which is destroying America. What happened to responsilbility for your OWN actions? There are plenty of black people who are brilliant and who don't have the "you owe me," mentality, and then you have others who cop an attitude any time you look at them. It's really sad what our country has turned into.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I guess it makes me racist to not want to vote for a socialist/marxsist man, whose only agenda is to play big daddy to the country.

Not am single mention of the fact that you lied about Obama supporting reparations -- you just launch into another racist diatribe.

"But to somehow think that the white folks now, owe the blacks something, is ridiculous"

Interesting viewpoint - but you still aren't addressing the fact that you lied about Obama's position on this matter.

Feel free to tell us why you you are going around to liberal blogs lying about Obama's position...

"It's the victim mentality which is destroying America."

I see - but you lied about Obama's positon on reparations - why?

Because you're a racist, bigoted idiot who's angry at those black folks so you lie about Obama - that's why.

Chad:

Actually Lee, posting something from a different source does nothing to refute the information Jewels posted. As far as reparations go, why should I have to pay for something that someone did to someone else, when my ancestors hadn't even moved to this country yet? Reparations make no sense, unless you are the one getting a check out of the deal. It's just part of the "redistribution" theory of economics followed by your "messiah". If you read Obama's books, you'd see that what Jewels is saying comes from the pen of Mr. Obama himself. Not something Jewels made up. He may have changed his opinion since then, but his contradictions change almost every day. Just because a dozen members of congress are trying to guilt the country into reparations doesn't mean they are necessary, or even possible. Is this part of the spending that Obama wants to cut? Will the descendants of those that owned slaves have to make the reparations? Trying a descendant for the crimes of their forefathers is illegal in America, and that's exactly what these reparations would be. Punishment for a social injustice that has been legally removed. I'm not saying there aren't racists out there, I'm just asking why those of us that aren't should have to pay for a grievious injustice that was ended (legally) long before my ancestors even immigrated to this country.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"There are plenty of black people who are brilliant and who don't have the "you owe me," mentality, and then you have others who cop an attitude any time you look at them. It's really sad what our country has turned into."

You don't see the racism in that remark you bigoted jackass?

Chad:

Countdown to claim that I must be racist too, cause I'm not voting for Obama.....3.....2.....1......

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"Actually Lee, posting something from a different source does nothing to refute the information Jewels posted"

Jewel posted no proof to back up her statement, but racists will choose to believe something an anonymous, bigoted jackass posts on blog comment thread rather than believe the news report I linked to?

"Just because a dozen members of congress are trying to guilt the country into reparations doesn't mean they are necessary, or even possible. Is this part of the spending that Obama wants to cut?"

Read the friggin' article for Obama's postion - he doesn't support their efforts. Jewel lied.

jewels:

Lee,

Have you listened to the radio program he did? It's all over Youtube, him stating the fact that reparations should have come about from slavery, and that if he ends up in the W.H. he would seriously discuss reparations from the slavery movement. Don't believe me? Look it up yourself. It's all there, in his OWN words.

Look up Black Liberation Theology, or go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLlxxWaJZM and LISTEN to what he says.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I just listened to the first two minutes of the YOUTUBE video you linked to, Jewels - and there was nothing there about reparations from Obama - not a single solitary word.

Proving again that you're just a lying racist bigot. Clearly you're just here lying repeatedly in order to get your lies onto a liberal blog.

You're wasting my time and the time of anyone else reading this.

Feel free to address the question I've posed to you repeatedly - why you would post lies about Obama supporting reparations when in fact he does not.

Jewels:

Lee,

Watch the WHOLE thing-it's there! Call me racist, a bigot, I don't care, but if Obama gets in the W.H., I won't tell you "I told you so." Why? Because it will dawn on you who you voted for and how foolish you were.

Read his books!! You want to know the real Obama, read "Dreams of my Father," it will open your eyes.

Chad:

I don't need to read what Jewels wrote, I read Obama's book. That's the MAIN reason I won't vote for him. That, and he's a socialist. Have you read his book, Lee? Just because he's not on the bill doesn't mean he hasn't reapeatedly said that he believes reparations should be made. Read his book. It's very clear where he stood, and I'm going to go out on a limb here, where I believe he still stands.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I watched the first video - the WHOLE THING - Jewel ,and there is no mention by Obama of reparations or anything resembling reparations. I'm not going to waste my time on the second link.

You were given repeated chances to support your claim that Obama supports reparations for blacks, and you didn't provide one single shred of evidence, but just lied repeatedly.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"Just because he's not on the bill doesn't mean he hasn't reapeatedly said that he believes reparations should be made.Just because he's not on the bill doesn't mean he hasn't reapeatedly said that he believes reparations should be made."

Link to just one instance where he's said that, Chad. I gave Jewels repeated chances to do so, and she just kept lying. Show me one quote or link. Provide a quote I can track down if you don't know how to link in a comment.

Or, you've got the book, go copy a few lines from the book where Obama says that he supports reparations.

Or you can read this:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-02-candidate_N.htm

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Her'es another link supporting the fact that Obama doesn't support reparations for blacks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/02/obama-opposes-slavery-rep_n_116506.html?page=6&show_comment_id=14485586

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

And yet another link documenting the fact that Barack Obama doesn't support reparations for Blacks

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/08/03/obama_rejects_offering_slavery_reparations/

You people read the lies on right wing blogs and accept it as fact, then go around posting links to racist YouTube diatribes as if they support your racist views.

Chad:

Lee, you didn't watch the whole thing if you say he didn't mention reparations. 3:24. Not what jewels thinks he said, but yes, he does say the word reparations. He says in this portion that he believes reparations should be made by having more schools and I believe he says something else, but I can't just sit here watching it over and over. Will he have Bill Ayers right the curriculum? I don't have the book anymore. Libraries don't give you the book forever, and I wasn't going to shell out the cash for a bunch of socialist drivel, but I wanted to be able to debate the specifics.

Chad:

So what race am I, Lee? I'm a racist because I don't believe in Obama, or because I don't believe in reparations? Or am I racist because I don't follow your beliefs? What have I said that is racist? Tell me, how am I a racist?

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"He says in this portion that he believes reparations should be made by having more schools and I believe he says something else,"

That's not "reparations', Chad. And the quote you refer to is in the very first news report I linked to.

"I don't have the book anymore."

Gee, I'm so surprised that you have committed all of this to memory and now can't provide a single word to support what you claim Obama wrote. What a friggin' surprise.

You're just a troll, Chad. Just a mindless idiot who lies to support his political beliefs.

Ray H.:

Lee is always right and if you disagree with him, you are always wrong and will be banned!

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

"if you disagree with him, you are always wrong"

You can disagree all you want - just be prepared to be fact-checked, John McCain and Sarah Palin can't stand up to fact-checking, so it's no surprise that Chad and Jewel can't either. George Bush lied to America for 8 long years, and Republicans now are so power hungry that they can't stop the Bush tradition of lying.

SRA:

Obama talks so lovingly about his aunt and uncle in his book, and yet here they are living in poverty in Boston. He pretends to care about his ailing grandma and look how she lives. He uses his wealth to further his career, that's all. He doesn't walk the talk he spews to the rest of us about community involvement and the rich giving to the poor. It's all good as long as he's using our money and not his own.


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