Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Obama to Run?

He's just about this close to making it official. And then the real fun begins.
  • We don't really care that he admitted trying cocaine in his younger days - who doesn't have some skeleton in his or her closet?
  • We don't even want to touch the fact that his middle name is Hussein - we should have moved beyond judging people by the names their parents gave them.
No, the true fun is going to begin when the junior Senator from Illinois attempts to run a national campaign on the basis of two years experience on the world stage. What bills has Obama introduced to the national consciousness? What foreign policy experience does he bring to the table? What does he stand for?

The last question is easily answerable. His record in Washington and Springfield garner almost universal acclaim from the left. Obama is a tired old liberal in a young man's body. He is in for a bruising primary fight as the democratic party attempts to centralize it's message to make it more appealing to the middle. Hillary has been positioning herself as a centrist for 6 years now and Obama is going to drag her to the left as he runs for the fringe elements, which will sour Hillary for middle America. Thanks Barack!

In spite of the fact that Washington is currently going to be in neutral for the next two years, we are looking forward the upcoming political season.

Coverage at the Sun Times, Channel 2 and Channel 7.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy has NO EXPERIENCE AND IS A TOTAL SHAM>>>>>>>>JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU WHAT MONEY CAN BUY!


His middle name es frikin Huessein WHAT OTHER ED FLAG DO YOU NEED

1/16/2007 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does 021 currently have a detail at Obamas house?

What other manpower is expended in the protection of politicians houses?

Can you imagine if indeed he gets elected?

1/16/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep looking at the Obama picture in People Magazine and I am very unhappy that the papparazzi would exploit a man such as Obama.
He is a man of intellect, HOPE, and unimagined potential. BUT the haters are out there taking pictures of Obama in the surf w/o a shirt trying to imply his skin color? His affleunt lifestyle?

I am appalled. How can the media take a picture of an up and coming OBAMA walking out of the surf WHEN HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED WALKING ON TOP OF THE SURF. SHAME SHAME. HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO:

U.S. SEN. BARACK HUSSIEN OBAMMA D-ILL

Hey Tony are youse talking to the FEDS? Hey how did dat deal happen between you and Obama? How did he gets $200-$300 grand off the asking price for dat house he boughts and you paid over the asking price for the lot next door? And then Obama pays for the the landscaping for the entire parcel both yours and his? You shoulda called I gotts a guy over by dare who has ALL the lanscaping contracts in that territory. He's good people, youse know he's one of US. So Tony(REZKO), let me know when you needs a lawyer or whatever. Remember this guy just may be the next president, so watch your self and your tongue. youse know what I mean. Oh yea, nice looking kids you gots.

1/17/2007 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very skeptical of him at first. Hell, he only served in Springfield for a few years and BOOM, he's a US Senator.

However I logged onto the Chicago Tribune website and clicked on the link for his speech yesterday in which he all but announced his candicacy.

To all the Obama skeptics, watch the video. He has a great message. Beside, having a Chicagoan in the White House can't hurt.

There is no way a Republican is going to the White House in two years. No way in hell.

Would you rather have Hillary Clinton?

1/17/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-video,1,1376301.htmlstory?coll=chi-news-hed

1/17/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a huge Obama fan but let me mention this.

Many times less experience is better than much when it comes to government work.

This coming from a resident of the most corrupt city/county/state in the country!

1/17/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he hasn't done anything while in the Senate. liberal black man with muslum ties. sweet talker - praying on the ignorant and uniformed. no military experience. easy to nag and complain about the war on terror but nobody said it was going to be easy. he doesn't see the "big picture". did we all forget about bush saying after 9-11, we are going to hunt down those immediately responsible AND those who harbor, train and protect terrorists = Iraq Hello!! Hate to say it I'd vote for Clinton before Obama.

1/17/2007 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



I wonder if this "former" self proclaimed Cocaine snorter is willing to provide a hair sample to an independant lab to see if he is really clean and sober.

I highly doubt it!

1/17/2007 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!

I hope OBAMA suffers a humiliating defeat in the primaries with his arrogant ass! Then that battle so damages the Democrats that WE (the Republicans) get right back into the White House!

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!

1/17/2007 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous "celebrate diversity!" said...

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are woefully inadequate candidates for the presidency.

As mainstream mass media and "Hollywood royalty" have taught us, the only acceptable president must be an African-American woman with a Hispanic surname, preferably a disabled lesbian.

1/17/2007 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

NO-Bama

Got this in an email the other day. Don't know if all is true, but seems to be well researched.
Lets put it this way, wouldn't be a bit surprised if all of it is true.

Presented for your reading pleasure:

Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (black muslim) of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas. (white atheist ).
When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced and his father returned to Kenya. His mother married Lolo Soetoro -- a Muslim --moving to Jakarta with Obama when he was six years old. Within six months he had learned to speak the Indonesian language Obama spent "two years in a Muslim school, then two more in a Catholic school" in Jakarta. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim while admitting that he was once a Muslim, mitigating that damning information by saying that, for two years, he also attended a Catholic school. Obama's father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was a radical Muslim who migrated from Kenya to Jakarta, Indonesia. He met Obama's mother, Ann Dunham—a white atheist from Wichita, Kansas—at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Obama, Sr. and Dunham divorced when Barack, Jr. was two. Obama's spinmeisters are now attempting to make it appear that Obama's introduction to Islam came from his father and that influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya immediately following the divorce and never again had any direct influence over his son's education. Dunham married another Muslim, Lolo Soetoro who educated his stepson as a good Muslim by enrolling him in one of Jakarta's Wahabbi schools. Wahabbism is the radical teaching that created the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad on the industrialized world. Since it is politically expedient to be a Christian when you are seeking political office in the United States, Obama joined the United Church of Christ to help purge any notion that he is still a Muslim.

1/17/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous george carlin said...

"Think about how stupid the average American is. Well, HALF of 'em are dumber than that."

1/17/2007 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is articulate, intelligent, energetic and even sexy as the People Magazine photo indicates.

However, he is inexperienced and hasn't had to make many of the lesser of two evils decisions. He has not been around enough to be splattered by the mud that Daley and Springfield politics generates.

I hate to think the influence that Daley would have if Obama was elected. The corruption indictments would disappear.

1/17/2007 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama has no acomplishments yet, he is being spoon fed to dummy America all day long! Grow up America he is being forced down your throat! The liberlas have a lovefest with this clown. Remember when he was running and they lambasted Ryan for having rough sew with his wife??? Some of you bought into this Mr Potato head looking fool! Go RUDY a real proven leader, minus the COKE

1/17/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Obama responsible for the legislation which created the traffic stop statistical study when he was a state rep? He demanded more police in the high crime neighborhoods (black) then accused the police of racism when more blacks were stopped. Typical democrat-if you want his opinion on something he'll have to take a poll first.

1/17/2007 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading both of his books, I am skeptical of the man some regard as "Black Jesus" - Senator Barack Obama.

While this man does possess formidable oratory skills and has "rockstar" charisma, I find his decidely liberal bent and lack of experience as deeply disturbing. Sen. Obama remains an unknown quanity, at least at this time.

Almost equally disturbing is the fact that some would consider his bi-racial ancestry or the fact that his middle name is "Hussein" as definitive. It's illogical and totally irrelevant.

The critical question is this: What qualifications does Mr. Obama possess that would proffer him as a serious candidate for the most powerful position on planet Earth?

1/17/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous r u kiddin' me said...

Obama & Oprah....How can we lose? The god and goddess of the MSM. Everything will be perfect. We will have peace at last. Excuse me I now have to upchuck.

1/17/2007 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another run of the mill glib socialist who has never had a real job.

A dues paying member of the most corrupt political organization in the US, the Crook County Democratic Machine.

1/17/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, let's see. I'm a Senator and already got me a free fence. I wonder what I could shake from the tree as president?

Maybe a new Lexus?

1/17/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pres. Obama! Imagine who he might appoint to the Supreme court.

Maybe Raaaaaaa Eugene Pincham?

1/17/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he alraedy lies how about his WHITE hertage? guess he has no respect for his Mother! another sham being controlled by the daleys who want him in to mwke sure FITZGERALD does not uncover all their scams! daley should be in prison long ago! the king of "I ahh I ahh doont know" he even sent his first cousin to prison but he does not know anything!

1/17/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet if Obama does throw his hat in the presidential ring,there will be an attempt on his life or that of his immediate family before the Democratic convention in Denver. There hasn't been a sucessful assasination in this country since Robert Kennedy.(We're overdue.)For this reason I hope Senator Obama will reconsider being a candidate. There is a lunatic fringe in this country that WILL attempt to do him harm. Not because he is a Democrat,liberal,or to the left of the conservative agenda. They will try to take his life because he is a African American man in a position to rise to the highest office in our nation. I don't feel that the White House is worth risking his life or that of his family. Especially when you consider the situation he will inherit after Bush leaves office.

1/17/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Illinois/Chicago/Cook County democratic party is the most corrupt political organization in the country.Take a look on how this state and city are managed,and remember Obama is a card carrying member of this corrupt goverment.BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/17/2007 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he wins (which I hope the hell he won't even come close), maybe channel 50 UPN will have 100% afro channels. Currently they have 83% but since he has Chicago and Illinois ties, he should be able to bump out the remaining 17% normal programming.

Maybe I can get BET pumped into my home too without cable just by using my good ole rabbit ear antenna.

Does America really want a Muslim the Commander & Chief of The United States Of America, I think not!!!!!!

This dude is a fast talker and praying on all the citizens out their that are looking for a quick fix on the war in terror.

Hey is Pope ever in his office in the 10th ward? I call and call and call and I write letter after letter and I never get a response and he's never available. Lane markings missing, street signs missing, street lights out, parking not enforced, obivously he doesnt care about crime, loose dogs and cats everywhere, potholes everywhere, sidewalks broken you name it... Earn your pay you stroke. More tax payers money waisted on an overpaid useless alderman. They vote themselves a 30% raise and the police have to fight tooth and nail for fucking table scraps while risking their lives everyday.

1/17/2007 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER ANYBODY DALEY IS SUPPORTING MEANS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE TO THE TAQ PAQYING LAW ABIDING CITIZEN. ITS TIME TO UNITE VOTE FOR MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT AND GUILIANI FOR VICE PRESIDENT. VOTE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

1/17/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the ignorance you have included in this site is a reflection of how ignorant our society has become. All you can talk about is his middle name. What does that have to do with his ability to be president? My dog fee fee can out think that idiot President Bush, and he had years and years of experience. You are just made because a fine black man has more intelligence than any person you can identify with at this moment to even run for president.

Let me be the first to say Congratulations President Obama! With your fine ass!!!

1/17/2007 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame but there are plenty of qualified Senators in Congress who are better fit to run for the presidency, both black and white. The truth of the matter is that no one wants to leave their comfortable well established senate seat. No one wants to risk their reputation, and do what’s right for the country. So we must be fed the usual high profile subjects who "have a chance" to be in the white house. Let’s not also forget, that the people to some degree do not choose the president, the electoral collage does. As much as I don’t want to see the "next messiah" win, I wouldn’t be surprised that the members of the electoral collage choose him as the new president. If that happens I'm sure that the heavens will open, the seal will be broken and the angels of the death will come down from heaven.

1/17/2007 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did bush submit a hair sample. please stop it clown.

obama will never win. fact is, that this country is still too racist to elect a black man, even if he were a republican!

hillary stinks too.

we don't know all the candidates yet. did anyone think clinton or bush would win when they announced?

and speaking of experience, how much did bush have? 4 years as governor and couldn't name a single foreign leader.

anything can happen, it is early.

1/17/2007 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT HAS HE DONE? No one can tell me of a single one of his accomoplishments. Other then get elected and that is just PR work.

1/17/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Coldtype said...

“His record in Washington and Springfield garner almost universal acclaim from the Left” –SCC

I’m consistently amused whenever the Reactionary Right attempts to lump Barack Obama in with the authentic Left. It’s still apparent SCC that you have no concept of what being “on the Left” really means if you still conflate the empty platitudes of Barockstar with those of genuine progressives.

The problem, as I see it, is that you still buy into the useful fiction that the Democratic Party represents a genuine oppositional platform to that of the ultra-nationalists, more commonly referred to as the Republican Party. After reading through some of the posts on this thread, many almost painful in their ignorance, it’s quite clear that you are not alone. It’s all here: the fixation on trivialities such as his race, his alleged religious beliefs, his name, etc, yet no detectible awareness of his actual stand on the issues and how much in accord his positions are with those of the Team Bush war criminals. A true party of opposition would be introducing articles of impeachment against this dangerous buffoon in the White House. Have you heard any such talk from the Demochumps?

For a sense of how those of us on the authentic Left actually perceive Barockstar and the so-called “liberal” Democratic Party generally I offer you Paul Street’s take on this bought-and-paid-for corporate huckster under the “Barockstar” post at my site. Stay safe.

1/17/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok you racist idiots, here are 3 links that will tell you in detail Obama's many accomplishments. I noted far too many to list, so I will allow you the opportunity to read, you can read right! Did you know they write newspapers and magazine articles at a third grade level to ensure idiots like you can read, and maybe even understand what you are reading?

I am a Sergeant who was number 16 by the way and number 112 on the Detecetive's test, so I at least did prove I can read. I will hopefully be in the top 10 of the lieutenant's test, I studied for that also, but most importantly I don't take the time to try to pick people apart. You can find something wrong with anyone, including your mother, if you look hard enough. Look in the mirror and take the time to see the picture of a man who is walking death. All the hate and anger you preach will just bring you one step closer to the grave, and make room for me to live another year and hopefully get something extra money and/or benefits from the pension board as we watch all you crying, whining idiots fade into the sunset.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060626/sirota

http://www.time.com/time/question/ask_joe_061016.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=senator+obama%27s+accomplishments

GO OBAMA GO OBAMA GO OBAMA

He is the apple of all women of all races eye. Maybe that is what your issue is, your little fellow got hard when you thought of him or maybe it was your wife! :o)

1/17/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

"Hey is Pope ever in his office in the 10th ward? I call and call and call and I write letter after letter and I never get a response and he's never available. Lane markings missing, street signs missing, street lights out, parking not enforced, obivously he doesnt care about crime, loose dogs and cats everywhere, potholes everywhere, sidewalks broken you name it... Earn your pay you stroke. More tax payers money waisted on an overpaid useless alderman. They vote themselves a 30% raise and the police have to fight tooth and nail for fucking table scraps while risking their lives everyday."

Dee alder-hoes could give a flying fuck, because the city services request is widely available. Call 311. What they used to hold over the heads of their constituents now gets filled out by us or by someone else. Thats the best part, half our department is ignorant of this fact and the general english speaking language public under the age of 60 have no idea of this program. To make our jobs so much easier, educate yourselves. Stay safe one and all.....

1/17/2007 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Right on Coldie,
I also find it amusing the ultra right perceive Obama as the savior of the left. True leftists will support other candidates in the Democratic primaries.

The bigots who like to point out Obama's middle name and falsely accuse him of Muslim ties are attacking him only because the color his skin. Oh yea, and they LOVE to point out Obama is half white. Those bigots are still living in the 1950's.

1/18/2007 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy there Eric!

1/18/2007 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are ridiculous. The man's middle name or the fact that he could possible be muslim should not matter. Not every muslim is a radical or terrorist just like not every irish catholic is a radical who goes around blowing things up. Just like not every christian is a radical who wants to blow up abortion clinics. Don't be racist. White people are not the only good people. Judge the man's record.

1/18/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SEEN THE FUTURE WHEN I HAD WATCHED THE SHOW ON FOX "24." Picture Obama as President and the Homeland here is under terrorist attacks. He wil flaunder and fail to keep us safe from Muslim extremist who hate the USA. The dooms day clock has move 5 min to midnight.

1/18/2007 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close, but it's Mrs. Eric. Don't be afraid of the truth!

1/18/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUDY GUILIANI FOR PRESIDENT.
SEISER FOR VICE PRESIDENT. GUILIANI AND SEISER WILL RUN IT.

1/18/2007 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

Funny blog site we have here. On the one hand, we have a Harvard educated attorney of notable academic achievement. Happily married, no criminal record to speak of, candid about drug experimentation in his younger days.
A biracial man, who has truly experienced "both sides" as it were.

On the other hand, we have had, for two elections now, a man of dubious distinction. A man whose military service is "muddled" to say the least. Records unverified, even "missing." A man of privilege, and an academic underachiever. A man of documented failings (alcohol and drugs), who has never directly confronted that aspect of his past..."muddled" again. A man who has led us into a war of so little structure and planning that it is an embarrassment to all in the free world, and has made the US a pariah among its allies...In my opinion, you can't even compare the character of Obama and Bush II. There simply IS no comparison. While I will admit that Guiliani (hope I spelled his name right!) is also a viable future president, no one else even appears to come close at this time. Looking at the comments here, one can only wonder how much chance Obama truly has. So many minds here are already closed when the prospect of a decent man of color attempts a serious run for the presidency....assumptions of Muslim allegiance, etc. It's truly sad that in a country with some of the finest minds and Universities in the world, we also have some of the most closed minds. Obama probably has no idea what an uphill battle he has in the next year. He need only look to this website to see what awaits him.

1/19/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge the man's record.

1/18/2007 10:48:05 AM

That's the problem...he doesn't have one!

1/19/2007 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Coldtype said...

"He [Obama] need only look to this website to see what awaits him"
-1/19/2007 01:46:00

Well said my friend. While my position on Obama's political character is unchanged, the points you make regarding how he is perceived on a viceral level by many racists is of course right on target. This would be obvious in a rational culture but therein lies the rub.

Welcome aboard, however, I should warn you, the Second City Cop blog is where rational arguments come to die.

Be well.

1/19/2007 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YA I WOULD RATHER VOTE FOR HILLARY! OBAMA HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE JESSE "HYMIETOWN" JACKSON POLITICAL ORGINZATION, THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT JESSE JR IS AFFILIATED WITH AND HAS BEEN FEATURED IN MANY NEWS MEDIA ARTICLES AS BEING INVOVLED IN DRUG SALES THAT MOST MEDIA WILL NOT COMMENT ON NOR HAVE I READ WHERE JESSE HAS DENIED THESE ALLEGATIONS. ALSO WHEN HYMIETOWN WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THE NEWS MEDIA KNEW FOR THREE MONTHS OF JESSES ANTI SEMITIC JOKES AND DID NOT ACT ON IT, AFRAID OF ACTING ON IT DUE TO BEING CALLED RACISTS. THE NEWS MEDIA WILL DO THE SAME FOR OBAMA, MEL REYNOLDS WAS A GOLDEN BOY ALSO THEN AFTER THE ELECTION THERE WAS A LOT OF INFO THAT CAME OUT THAT MAY HAVE NOT MADE HIM ELECTABLE. ALSO MAYBE THAT HYPOCRITE OBAMA CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CORRUPTION IN COOK COUNTY AND THE CITY, NOT IN SOME THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. THEN HE MAY BE A LIITLE MORE CREDITABLE IN MY EYES. UNTIL HE BREAKS HIS TIES TO THE JACKSONS AND ADMONISHES THEM FOR MANY OF THIER QUESTIONABLE ACTS BUDWEISER FRANCHISE WHEN BEFORE HE OWNED IT, HE WAS SCREAMING BUD IS DEAD DO NOT BUY IT, ITS POISONOUS TO ARE NEIGHBORHOODS. AND I HAVE IN THE PAST AND IN THE FUTURE VOTED FOR BLACKS.

1/20/2007 12:54:00 PM  

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