U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 02-23-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Fort Myers Fl
2,233 posts, read 1,605,073 times
Reputation: 832
Default For you Obama fans to think about


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31a0RmY5xHI
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-23-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
4,177 posts, read 8,688,286 times
Reputation: 1449
To list accomplishments off the top of my head for any of the candidates would be difficult for me. The guy being interviewed should have been prepared for that type of question. Name Hillary's accomplishments? Name McCain's accomplishments? I personally couldn't for any of these folks.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Missouri of course
407 posts, read 505,464 times
Reputation: 140

As I watched the speeches by Obama my mind went back to the 1960s when I watched Malcom X make a number of speeches. And I watched a number of speeches by Barack Obama. Both men move and sound alike. You might say that means nothing but Barack Obama had better hope that the Republicans do not play an old tape of Malcom X and then a short tape of Barack Obama. Talk to a bout a real swift boat ad and they would not be wrong in showing the similarities at all because were and are dangerous to this country.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
8,179 posts, read 4,564,143 times
Reputation: 3768
Thumbs up Here is Texas State Senator Kirk Watson's response

Please take the time to read Watson's cordial reply from his website:

MSNBC and Me : What's New : Texas Senator Kirk Watson - District 14 (http://www.kirkwatson.com/media/whats-new/2008/02/20/msnbc-and-me/ - broken link)

Here's an excerpt:

"
So . . . That really happened.
On Tuesday night, after an important and historic victory in the Wisconsin Presidential Primary by Senator Barack Obama, I appeared on the MSNBC post-election program. “Hardball” host Chris Matthews (who is, it turns out, as ferocious as they say), began grilling me on Senator Obama’s legislative record.
And my mind went blank. I expected to be asked about the primary that night, or the big one coming up in Texas on March 4, or just about anything else in the news. When the subject changed so emphatically, I reached for information that millions of my fellow Obama supporters could recite by heart, and I couldn’t summon it.
My most unfortunate gaffe is not, in any way, a comment on Senator Obama, his substantial record, or the great opportunity we all share to elect him President of the United States.
Had I not lost my mind, here are the accomplishments I would have mentioned:
  • Senator Obama’s fight for universal children’s health care in Illinois.
  • His success bringing Republicans and Democrats together (a huge selling point for me in general) on bills such as the one in Illinois requiring police interrogations and confessions to be videotaped.
  • His leadership on ethics reform in Washington (the bill that lobbyists and special interests are complaining about right now has his name on it).
  • His bill to make the federal budget far more transparent and accessible to Americans via the Internet – we could use that openness in Texas.
  • And his vital work with Republicans to lock down nuclear weapons around the world.
Of course, it would have helped to remember all of this last night. I encourage anyone who wants to know more (especially Mr. Matthews) to log onto texas.barackobama.com.
"

I'm sure we've all found ourselves at a loss for an answer while under the gun at some point. Senator Watson had the unfortunate bad luck of experiencing his on national TV.

BTW, I love Chris Matthews, but he doesn't call his program Hardball for nothing.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Status: "Bless this mess!" (set 20 days ago)
 
5,031 posts, read 7,499,846 times
Reputation: 2298
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonjj View Post
To list accomplishments off the top of my head for any of the candidates would be difficult for me. The guy being interviewed should have been prepared for that type of question. Name Hillary's accomplishments? Name McCain's accomplishments? I personally couldn't for any of these folks.
You aren't a politician though. Obviously, Texan Kirk Watson is an idiot and lacks in speaking and thinking abilities. For the record, I'm not an Obama fan.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mass
474 posts, read 348,070 times
Reputation: 187
One of my friends just told me something he noticed in one of Obama's speeches. It is imperative that Texans in particular think about this. A few years ago, there was a movie in which Robin Williams starred as an accidental candidate for President. In one of his speeches in that movie, Robin said, " I don't see this country as Red States, Blue States etc. but as the United States of America." Doesn't that sound familiar. Plagiarism at its worst. Apparently, Obama thinks it is o.k.l to steal clips here and there. Doonesbury and the professor in that strip was right, "check the source of Obama's eclipse of Deval Patrick's speeches but do all the rest of Obama's comments as well. It appears to be a habit of his. He should be asked questions first and then Hillary won't have to be his advance person.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2008, 11:43 AM
 
2,109 posts, read 2,355,439 times
Reputation: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Friendly blogger View Post
One of my friends just told me something he noticed in one of Obama's speeches. It is imperative that Texans in particular think about this. A few years ago, there was a movie in which Robin Williams starred as an accidental candidate for President. In one of his speeches in that movie, Robin said, " I don't see this country as Red States, Blue States etc. but as the United States of America." Doesn't that sound familiar. Plagiarism at its worst. Apparently, Obama thinks it is o.k.l to steal clips here and there. Doonesbury and the professor in that strip was right, "check the source of Obama's eclipse of Deval Patrick's speeches but do all the rest of Obama's comments as well. It appears to be a habit of his. He should be asked questions first and then Hillary won't have to be his advance person.
Hmmmmmmmmm. He also kind of "borrowed" Bill Cosby's chastisement of the black underclass re: parenting. Not a good thing to borrow others ideas without giving them credit.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
8,063 posts, read 10,973,389 times
Reputation: 3521
"Had I not lost my mind, here are the accomplishments I would have mentioned"

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
24,578 posts, read 29,948,526 times
Reputation: 10346
No big deal.

The Congressman was just caught off guard. All the anti-Obama rhetoric on this forum of late has been quite disturbing-it really shows the desparation by Hillary supporters in what I suspect are the last throws of her campaign.

Sad really. I was hoping for a bit more party unity but I guess that will have to wait till Wednesday morning-no matter who wins, I think its safe to say that Barack Obama really stayed to the moral high ground.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2008, 12:22 PM
 
774 posts, read 3,804 times
Reputation: 121
All I get from this is that Obama's campaign "agents" couldn't answer the question as Obama himself would have.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top