- While most colleagues published by the pound, he never completed a single work of legal scholarship
- He was also an enigmatic one, often leaving fellow faculty members guessing about his precise views. ( I guess nothing is changed there, he does not have a precise view even now!)
- In his 2001 class on race, he imitated the way clueless white people talked. “Why are your friends at the housing projects shooting each other?” he asked in a mock-innocent voice.
- And Mr. Obama, in turn, could play the star. Like every professor, he spun out elaborate hypothetical cases, but in what even some fans saw as a sign of self-absorption, Mr. Obama’s occasionally featured himself. “Take Barack Obama, there’s a good-looking guy,” he would say. (His arrogance still shines)
- Mr. Obama has never published any. He was too busy, but also, Mr. Epstein believes, he was unwilling to put his name to anything that could haunt him politically, as Ms. Guinier’s writings had hurt her. “He figured out, you lay low,” Mr. Epstein said. (this is exactly what he is doing now, not taking any firm stand on any issue!)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Obama just throws statements out there hoping no reporter will dare to do some fact checking . However, there is one reporter who actually does his job well. Jack Tapper is asking, did Obama say during the debate over the Surge that "There's No Doubt that Additional U.S. Troops Could Temporarily Quell the Violence?". Read his complete post here.
Continue to read here
Monday, July 28, 2008
Well, aren't Townhall meetings a direct conversation with public??
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Barack Obama in March 2006: I speak “Indonesian and a little Spanish.”
Obama on July 8, 2008: "It’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup."
Obama on July 11, 2008: "I don’t speak a foreign language. It’s embarrassing!"
Obama today: "My German is not real good [...] I can speak Bahasi Indonesian but I don't think...there would be a lot of appeal to that."
Source: Weekly Standard Blog
Obama: The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow.
But 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. None were poor kids from Somalia. Actually the master mind of of 9/11 was educated in Germany. Osama bin Laden is the son of a wealthy Saudi contractor.
Obama: And despite past differences, this is the moment when the world should support the millions of Iraqis who seek to rebuild their lives, even as we pass responsibility to the Iraqi government and finally bring this war to a close.
But Obama wanted to abandon Iraq by March 31, 2008 and if he was the president, America would have ended the war in defeat!
UPDATE II: More false statement found in the speech:
Obama: "Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together."
"Ten years after peace was declared in Northern Ireland, one might have expected that Belfast's barriers would be torn down by now. But reality, as usual, is far messier. Not one has been dismantled. Instead they've grown in both size and number."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"Well let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's," he said, according to a transcript of the press conference.He said this during his press conference in Amman, Jordan. I guess, Israelites are ecstatic about this announcement. Can you imagine if McCain had said this? it would have been blamed to his age, but with St. Barry, it's because he is a bit tired! Link
And what about this comment?
The next meeting was with Knesset member/Likud Party Chair Benjamin Netanyahu, who asked Obama how he was feeling. "I could fall asleep standing up," Obama said, according to Bloomberg News' Tel Aviv correspondent Jonathan FerzigerCan you imagine if McCain had said this?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
"So Obama learned a few things -- all of which reaffirmed his already established views. Nothing that changed his mind about anything."
Read the whole ABC blog:
"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence" in Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said in January 2007. "In fact, I think it will do the reverse."
In Baghdad yesterday, after a day spent witnessing the reduction in violence in Iraq, Obama was asked by ABC News' Terry Moran if he was wrong..
"Here is what I will say," Obama said, "I think that, I did not anticipate, and I think that this is a fair characterization, the convergence of not only the surge but the Sunni awakening in which a whole host of Sunni tribal leaders decided that they had had enough with Al Qaeda, in the Shii’a community the militias standing down to some degrees. So what you had is a combination of political factors inside of Iraq that then came right at the same time as terrific work by our troops. Had those political factors not occurred, I think that my assessment would have been correct."
And he continues to say more stupid things:
If you had to do it over again, Moran asked, knowing what you know now, would you support the surge?
"No," Obama said. "These kinds of hypotheticals are very difficult. Hindsight is 20/20. But I think that what I am absolutely convinced of is at that time we had to change the political debate because the view of the Bush administration at that time was one that I just disagreed with and one that I continue to disagree with is to look narrowly at Iraq and not focus on these broader issues."
Monday, July 21, 2008
This bit of information in the interview Obama's senior advisor gave to Spiegel is so revealing of Obama's candidacy.
SPIEGEL: Critics say the trip is nothing but a PR stunt to strengthen his foreign-policy credentials and that he has only rarely been to Europe before.Nobody! wow...We are all witnessing the making of the first American King. He will bow to no one not even to American people?!
Rice: Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia. He bows to nobody in his understanding of this world.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
"Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years."
Friday, July 18, 2008
Are the media airbrushing Obama’s speeches? Must watch the videos .
You must read Jennifer Rubin's blog today:
Barack Obama has 300 advisors on foreign policy. What?? That includes the Winnie-the Poohfellow and 299 other “experts” who, we are led to believe, didn’t catch Obama’s “syntax” error on “undivided Jerusalem.” Did not one of the 300 know about the history of presidential summitry? And none of them thought it might have saved a heap of trouble for Obama if once during his primary campaign he had a briefing with General Petraeus or trip to Iraq?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The kingdom of Obama is larger than Bush's currently whole White House staff!!! Can you imagine that?
Obama recently told reporters, "I've never been a big entourage guy. … And that takes some getting used to."
"A paid staff of 2,000 is unheard of in the history of presidential elections. Consider that it's five times larger than Bush's campaign staff in 2004, which is the next biggest ever assembled. Indeed, Obama will have more people working on his campaign than President Bush currently has in the whole White House. And if Obama spends like this when he needs to raise the money himself, one can only imagine what he'll do when he can instead tap the tax coffers of the U.S. Treasury. "
UPDATE: In addition Obama has 300 foreign policy advisors according to Herald Tribune. It goes on to say that,"300-person foreign policy campaign bureaucracy, organized like a mini State Department, to assist a candidate whose limited national security experience remains a concern to many voters.
But Biden's letter brought attention to the fact that Obama did not attend two of those three hearings -- and for the third, on March 8, 2007, Obama only asked one question, one unrelated to Afghanistan.source
How do I know the latter fact? From an August 2007 press release from Biden himself, when he was running for president.
"BIDEN CAMPAIGN CONGRATULATES SEN. OBAMA FOR JOHNNY-COME-LATELY POSITION," it read. Noting that at the March 2007 hearing, "Sen. Obama asked one question that was unrelated to Taliban or Afghanistan.
Ducking issues are noting new to Obama, remember his 129 "present" votes in Chicago during his 8 years in the Illinois Senate.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.” sourceThis is a guy who think terrorism can be dealt with with more "education". Well, almost everyone of the 9/11 terrorists on were highly "educated".
Michelle Malkin has a great piece today on the same subject:
“There’s plenty of evidence out there that the most extreme ‘extremists’ are those who’ve been most exposed to the west - and western education: from Osama bin Laden (summer school at Oxford, punting on the Thames) and Mohammed Atta (Hamburg University urban planning student) to the London School of Economics graduate responsible for the beheading of Daniel Pearl. The idea that handing out college scholarships to young Saudi males and getting them hooked on Starbucks and car-chase movies will make this stuff go away is ridiculous - and unworthy of a serious presidential candidate.”
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
"In a free-ranging interview with the New York Times, Obama described the Muslim call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ The Times's Nicholos Kristof wrote, Obama recited, ‘with a first-class [Arabic] accent,’ the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer. "
Saturday, July 12, 2008
But why did he lie? he does speak Arabic apparently according to New York Times, and he recites Quran!
Remember this article from New York Times, from last year (3/16/07)?
"In a free-ranging interview with the New York Times, Obama described the Muslim call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ The Times's Nicholos Kristof wrote, Obama recited, ‘with a first-class [Arabic] accent,’ the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer. "Read the whole article here.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
UPDATE: Obama's frequent regrets may make us sorry. Read on.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
"I'm surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured. I wasn't saying anything I hadn't said before, that I didn't say a year ago or when I was a United States senator," said Obama, who is still a senator from Illinois.Well at least media is paying more attention. Did he really forget what he is? or in his mind, he is already the President of the United States? either way, he does not look good.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
"Obama knows that when he get elected to be president, we are going to make sacrifices, we are going to change our converstaions, we are going to change our tradition and hisotry! We have to move to a different place!"
Change our traditions? to what exactly? to make sacrifices? What are they talking about? I hope the same sacrifices they made when they purchased their mansion with discounted rate.
Mr. Obama's ads show he's aware of his vulnerability on two fronts: his liberal values and his meager achievements. Yet he should be more cautious with these weaknesses. His bio ad says he was raised with "values straight from the Kansas heartland," though he grew up in Hawaii. He claims to have passed three bills, but fails to mention that two were in the Illinois state Senate and that he didn't vote on the third in the U.S. Senate. His new ad praises welfare reform, yet he opposed the legislation when a Republican Congress passed and President Clinton signed it.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
On May 16, Limbaugh delivered a monologue on what you can’t say about Obama: