Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Obama Files A Cartoon by Robert Smigel on Saturday Night Live 3/1/08

A Robert Smigel cartoon called The Obama Files later premiered on Saturday Night Live. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson show up at Obama's headquarters to campaign for Obama and show him their support. Obama then sends Jackson to Zambia and puts a shock collar on Sharpton to deter them from doing anything harmful OR helpful.

Sharpton and Jackson then dress up as the cowardly lion and a podium, later both podiums and try to drop in on Obama at a speech. They later sell their story to the Wayans brothers for a film called "Podiums".

The drawings were fantastic as usual, as were the voices for Sharpton, Obama and Jackson. I assume this is a play on the Farakhan fiasco of the past few weeks.

Obama Impersonation on Saturday Night Live Part Two 3/1/08


For the second week in a row Saturday Night Live has opened their live show with a Democratic Debate. This week, Fred Armison was a bit better with his Obama impersonation. Armison had Obama's articulation of words and expressions a bit more under control this time and actually added some humorous aspects to the impersonation (something that last week's debate lacked). Darrell Hammond's impersonation of Tim Russert was quite impressive and very funny. Again, the main joke was based on the media's adoration for Obama and their "irritation" with Clinton. The most entertaining piece of the debate spoof was when Russert and Williams asked Clinton questions about foreign leaders' names which she was unable to answer, but Obama knew immediately. Many of the answers were given to Obama during their badgering of Clinton. After the debate, an editorial response was delivered by Clinton herself. She is the presidential candidate on SNL in as many weeks.

Obama to appoint Chuck Hagel and other Republicans to cabinet

The London Times is reporting that Obama has plans to possibly appoint some Republicans who are "cross-party figures" in his cabinet if he is elected.

"The scene is set for a tussle between the two candidates for the support of some of the sharpest and most independent minds in politics. Obama is hoping to appoint cross-party figures to his cabinet such as Chuck Hagel, the Republican senator for Nebraska and an opponent of the Iraq war, and Richard Lugar, leader of the Republicans on the Senate foreign relations committee.

Senior advisers confirmed that Hagel, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and one of McCain’s closest friends in the Senate, was considered an ideal candidate for defence secretary. Some regard the outspoken Republican as a possible vice-presidential nominee although that might be regarded as a “stretch”."

Friday, February 29, 2008

Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama (Parody)

As a supporter for Obama, I'm not sure what to make of this Onion-like parody that a friend sent is quite funny but similar to most things Daily Squib does, is very wrong. My head shakes while I giggle at the same time.

KENTUCKY - USA - Imperial Wizard, Ronald Edwards has stated that, "anything is better than Hillary Clinton."
White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America. Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that "crazy ass bitch" as President.

This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the presidency. KKK lodges all over America have been gathering and holding rallies supporting the black presidential candidate.
Grand Turk Cletus Monroe has also been very vocal about the election and has donated thousands of dollars to Obama's election fund.

"The boy's gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I'll even adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary." "A few years back we were lynching negroes. Now we're gonna vote for one to be president of the US of motherfu**ing A, damn it! Anyone or anything is better than Hillary Clinton - anything!!" Placards for Barack Obama have been put up around the Klan's Headquarters and the KKK have announced a television ad campaign to support the African American candidate.
Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama Full Post Here

Obama's Daughters Fans of Hannah Montana and Beyonce, not Spears and Hilton

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama says his two daughters are fans of Hannah Montana and Beyonce, but think anything to do with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton is "yuck."

The Democratic presidential contender told celebrity magazine Us Weekly that his daughters, Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6, got to meet Beyonce backstage at a concert and "they just love her to death."

"They're pretty down on Britney and Paris and all of that. They think that's very 'yuck,'" he said.

As for his wife, Michelle, Obama said she has a star crush on Stevie Wonder.

"I've been teasing her because Stevie fell off the stage at one of our events," Obama said. "I said to her, 'This is your favorite performer, and you push him off the stage?' Fortunately, he was OK."

The Illinois senator described himself as a "pretty cool" dad who tries not to embarrass his daughters even when he's dancing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," as he did in October.

Though campaigning keeps him away from his family, Obama hasn't skipped a parent-teacher conference.

"He did miss one of Sasha's dance recitals in December and was broken up about it," Michelle Obama told the magazine. "No one wants to miss 20 6-year-olds in red cowboy hats tapping to 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin'.'"

Obama's interview with the magazine hit newstands Friday.

David Plouffe says Hillary will Fail on Tuesday

Over at Politico is an interview with David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama with lots of interesting quotes.

“They have a huge task in front of them, which is to try to erase this pledged delegate lead,” Plouffe said on a conference call with reporters. “They are going to fail by that measure. … This isn’t whether they can skate by and win the popular vote narrowly.”

“Senator Clinton has already had her red phone moment, and it was the [2002] decision whether to allow George Bush to invade Iraq. She answered affirmatively. She did not read the National Intelligence Estimate, so she didn’t do her homework either.”

“Those are their own benchmarks,” Plouffe said. “The Clinton campaign has to begin winning big states by big margins to have any hope of erasing this delegate deficit. … The most likely outcome Tuesday is not a huge delegate swing either way.”

Money Talks: Obama Expected to Raise $50 Million Dollars in February

Clinton says she raised $35 million dollars in February which is still less than Obama's January record of $36 million.

But, the Obama camp is expected to release reports that say their earnings in February is over $50 million.

Ohio State University's Lantern Endorses Obama

OSU for O!

The Lantern, tapped as the Student Voice of Ohio State University has released an Opinion article today stating that they endorse Obama for the Ohio primary. They also endorse McCain on the Republican side. This will hopefully shoot Obama's poll rating up a couple more points.

"By endorsing Obama, The Lantern by no means doubts the leadership abilities of Sen. Hillary Clinton, who time and again, reminds us of her incredible resumé. Before this campaign season, most of us could not conceivably envision a black man or a woman occupying the Oval Office - at least not within the next several decades. However, as The New York Times editorial board aptly pointed out in its Jan. 25 endorsement of Clinton, "'Firstness' is not a reason to choose."

However, we have seen a side of Clinton throughout the last several weeks - many sides in fact - that leads us to question her tactics. In repeatedly accusing Obama of underhanded attacks, which she alleged to be right out of "Karl Rove's playbook," it is becoming clearer by the day that it is she who has become the Rove character in this novel. Her less-than-cataclysmic accusation of plagiarism last week coupled with her chief strategist's snide jabs at Obama's teenage drug use - which the Illinois senator had confessed to in his first book, "Dreams From My Father" - further illustrates the Clinton camp's evoking of the Rove-esque negativity that so intrinsically defined Bush's rise to power. And to remind us of the ever-present war, as she did during an interview Tuesday with David Brody of the Christian Broadcast Network, as a means of refuting Obama's so-called cult of personality, only serves to remind us how the war began in the first place and who voted to begin it."

Polls say that Obama has small lead in Texas, close in Ohio

Reuters is reporting that "Obama, an Illinois senator, has a 6-point edge on Clinton in Texas, 48 percent to 42 percent. He trails Clinton 44 percent to 42 percent in Ohio -- well within the poll's margin of error of 3.8 percentage points."

Will Obama win both? Make that lucky number 13 straight!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Michael Bloomberg as Obama's Vice President Candidate

Bloomberg stated in today's New York Times that he will not seek the President of the United States, which is a good thing since Nader has already thrown his hat in the ring too. But, with this statement "The most productive role that I can serve is to push them forward, by using the means at my disposal to promote a real and honest debate" my hope is that Bloomberg and Obama's secret meeting months ago means that he could be the Vice Presidential Candidate if Obama wins the nomination. Fingers crossed! I would love to do O8AMA 8LOOM8ERG 08 poster. Just look at all those zeros, eights, b's and o's.

Full Bloomberg Letter Here

Obma responds to McCain Al Qaeda comments

Looks like the back and forth between McCain and Obama has started. I guess Hillary is being left behind.

Marianne Stevens, Maine Superdelegate, Backs Obama

Chalk another Superdelegate up for the Obama Camp, Democratic National Committee Member Marianne Stevens (email)

CHICAGO, IL Today, Maine Democratic Party Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee Member and Maine Superdelegate Marianne Stevens endorsed Obama, citing his ability to bring new people into the political process, his willingness to stand up to special interests, and his ability to bring change we can believe in.

Marianne Stevens said, “After considerable thought I am proud to give my support and endorsement to Senator Barack Obama. He has won eleven straight contests since February 5, including the Maine caucuses. His success and the overwhelming number of voters who have chosen change helped me make this decision. He's run a smart and exciting campaign and he will bring us to victory in November.

“I was in High School and a volunteer in a Democratic campaign office when I met Bobby Kennedy. He gave us all hope in very troubling times. Barack Obama gives me the same sense of hope for our future. The numbers of new voter registrations and the enthusiasm of younger voters to stand for Obama at our caucuses was very encouraging as well and speaks well for his chances in the general election.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

For Obama: "Si Se Puede Cambiar" by Andres Useche

I'm sure there will be more responses to Will.I.Am's viral music video, but here is a great one called "Si Se Puede Cambiar" by Andres Useche.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama Gains Ohio Ground

In two weeks, Barack Obama's support in Ohio has gone from 38%, to 40% a week later, to 43% today and that is only 5% behind Clinton's 48%. This is a trend that has happened just before the last 11 contests that Obama has won. Let' hope this means victory once more and the final showdown between the two. Until next week's election all we can do it hope Obama out duels Clinton in tonight's Ohio debate.

Obama is also favored to win the nomination 82-16, and the Texas Primary 72-28 but not the Ohio Primary 46-56.

The Democrats have a 65-34 lead on the Presidency. More numbers.

Obama Dressed Photo - What's the Big Deal

This is normal, why the uproar? Close minded ideals I would assume. Probably the same force that says we should hate France and call our fries Freedom Fries. Clinton says she knows nothing about it. Geez, even President Bush has done this before. More images of other leaders "dressed"

Senator Christopher Dodd to Endorse Obama

The AP is reporting that former presidential hopeful and Democratic Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut will endorse Barack Obama today in Cleveland Ohio. Both Clinton and Obama have been scouting Dodd's support but it looks like Obama wins. Many say endorsements don't matter much, but I beg to differ. Any support garnered may bring a couple of more members onto the Obama train that may have cast a vote for Hillary otherwise. Dodd is a superdelegate so hopefully this will add another layer of support in the long run as well.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Video of Obama Impersonation on Saturday Night Live

As reported earlier, Obamaniacs and Barack Attacks! Video of Obama and Clinton Debate on Saturday Night Live!

Obama in Raleigh this Saturday

via New Raleigh

"Clinton and Obama may be in town Saturday morning. Clinton is said to be preparing a march while Obama’s people are working on getting permits to rally in Raleigh this Saturday March 1. At the time of reporting this Obama’s campaign said they are working on getting the permits, and may move the rally to Durham. We should have definite times and locations sometime today. "

More info coming soon...