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Endorsements: Joe The Plumber Trumps Colin (Too Late) Powell

October 19, 2008

One has to wonder what Colin Powell is up to.  Endorsing Barack Obama this late in the game is no risk and of little use.  Colin certainly doesn’t want to be Secretary of State again so why get behind Barack now?


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Because he’s Black.  Colin wants to be Black just the way Barack wants to be Black.  Both have succeeded in a “white man’s world” despite, not because, they are Black.

Congratulations, Bros, you deserve each other.

The only “endorsement” this week that matters is not an endorsement at all.

Joe the Plumber hasn’t endorsed anyone.  But he has asked a question.

And the Plumber’s Question got us some, brief, rare glimpse of honesty from a politician: Barack Obama wants the money from working men and women to assist those who have too little.

I, for one, object.

But You Gotta like that Black Socialist thinking.

God help us.

God Bless America.
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This from Johathan Martin’s Blog:
Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell’s decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama’s status as the first African-American with a chance to become president.

“Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race,” Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. “OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”

As for Powell’s statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote: “I was also unaware of his dislike for John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. I guess he also regrets Reagan and Bush making him a four-star [general] and secretary of state and appointing his son to head the FCC. Yes, let’s hear it for transformational figures.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1008/
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US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack ...
Above: Barack The Messiah.  US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama smiles during a rally at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Barack Obama basked Sunday in the endorsement of former secretary of state Colin Powell and a huge cash haul that left the Democrat set fair for the epic White House campaign’s final fortnight.(AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media on October 16, ...
Above: Joe the Plumber wants to know how giving his money to others is good for him.  Here Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media on October 16, 2008 outside of his home in Holland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate McCain told a campaign rally in this Florida city that he spoke with the now famous “Joe the Plumber” for the first time on Friday.(AFP/Getty Images/File/J.D. Pooley)
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Lee Hamilton Endorses Obama

April 2, 2008
By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, praising his ability to transcend partisan division and calling his foreign policy outlook “pragmatic, visionary, and tough.”

In a file photo former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton ... 
In a file photo former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton delivers remarks during a luncheon forum at the National Press Club, Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, in Washington. Hamilton is backing Barack Obama in an endorsement Wednesday April 2, 2008, that could boost the presidential hopeful’s national security standing, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta/file)

Hamilton, who during a three-decade House career rose to be chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Intelligence committees, also was vice chairman of the Sept. 11 commission. His endorsement could boost the Democratic hopeful’s national security standing.

Barack Obama has the best opportunity to create a new sense of national unity and to transcend divisions within this country, not by ignoring them or smoothing them over, but by working together with candor and civility to meet our challenges,” Hamilton said in a statement released by Obama’s campaign.

On Obama’s foreign policy stance, Hamilton said: “He will work with our friends and allies. Obama will strengthen our ability to use all the tools of American power, and relentlessly promote the American values of freedom and justice for all people.”

Obama praised Hamilton for his leadership on the 9/11 Commission and the Iraq Study Group.

“Few public servants have done more to advance American foreign policy or to serve the people of Indiana, and I look forward to drawing on his counsel in the months ahead,” Obama said in a statement.

Hamilton is best known as the top Democrat on the panel that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He also was co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan commission that assessed U.S. policy in Iraq.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080402/ap_on_el_pr/
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NM Gov. Bill Richardson Endorsing Obama

March 21, 2008

By BARRY MASSEY

The Associated Press
Friday, March 21, 2008

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president, calling him a “once-in-a- lifetime leader” who can unite the nation and restore America’s international leadership.
Bill Richardson

Governor Bill Richardson

Richardson, who dropped out of the Democratic race in January, is to appear with Obama on Friday at a campaign event in Portland, Ore., The Associated Press has learned.

The governor’s endorsement comes as Obama leads among delegates selected at primaries and caucuses but with national public opinion polling showing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton pulling ahead of him amid controversy over statements by his former pastor.

Richardson has been relentlessly wooed by Obama and Clinton for his endorsement. As a Democratic superdelegate, the governor plays a part in the tight race for nominating votes and could bring other superdelegates to Obama’s side.

He also has been mentioned as a potential running mate for either candidate.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/21/AR2008032100353.html?hpid=topnews

Obama Strives To Keep Divisive Minister At a Distance

March 14, 2008

By Brian DeBos
The Washington Times
March 14, 2008

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., a mentor and friend to Sen. Barack Obama for 20 years, in a recent sermon shouted: “God damn America” for its history of slavery, racism and oppression against its black citizens.
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Mr. Wright — who baptized Mr. Obama at the Trinity United Church of Christ, presided over his wedding there and inspired him in his career as a community activist and a politician — has been a lightning rod for the campaign from the very beginning.
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When Mr. Obama announced his candidacy for president, Mr. Wright, who is also a member of Mr. Obama’s National African American Religious Leadership Committee, was asked not to appear because of his “black power” social views, which many have criticized as separatist, forcing Mr. Obama to distance himself from his home pastor.
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He has given many fiery sermons in his career and has called Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan his friend, but it is his final sermon as head pastor, given Feb. 10, that has called his relationship with Mr. Obama and his views into question again.
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“Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single-parent home. Barack was. Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Mr. Wright said.
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“Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a n—-er.”
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Mr. Wright went on to detail all the ways in which Hillary is not black enough to represent black Americans, and he also attempted to paint Mr. Obama as a Jesus figure, saying his life parallels that of Christ.
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“Jesus was a poor black man who lived in a country and who lived in a culture that was controlled by rich white people. The Romans were rich. The Romans were Italians, which means they were Europeans, which means they were white, and they controlled everything in Jesus’ country.”

Related:
Obama’s Pastor Known for “Inflammatory Rhetoric”

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080314/NATION/729484602/1001

See also coverage from The New York Post:
http://www.nypost.com/seven/03142008/news/national
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George W. Bush Endorses John McCain for President

March 5, 2008
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – President Bush endorsed Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain on Wednesday, two bitter rivals from the 2000 presidential race joining together now in hopes of preventing Democrats from winning the White House this fall.

U.S. President George W. Bush welcomes presumptive Republican ...
“John showed incredible courage, strength of character and perseverance in order to get to this moment and that’s exactly what we need in a president — somebody who can handle the tough decisions, somebody who won’t flinch in the face of danger,” Bush said, appearing with McCain in the Rose Garden.

Bush’s embrace of the Arizona senator as the party’s next standard-bearer….

Related:
Back From Near Death Again: Cinderella McCain

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