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To: longnshort who wrote (87138)4/12/2012 3:13:54 PM
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Obama Warns GOP "Lay Off My Wife"

By IMAEYEN IBANGA May 19, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama ripped into a Republican ad today that targets comments made by his wife, Michelle, and called the GOP tactic "low class" and "detestable."

The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.

"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him.

Obama told "GMA" that he believes he will win a majority of the Democratic delegates once the votes are counted after Tuesday's primaries in Kentucky and Oregon. Obama is favored in Oregon while rival Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York is expected to win Kentucky.

Obama was careful not to act as if he had already clinched the nomination, but he also tried to present himself as the candidate who will be taking on Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona in the fall.

The Republicans seem to have come to the same conclusion and a GOP Internet campaign in Tennessee has an ad featuring Michelle Obama's comments during the long Democratic campaign that "for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country."

Michelle Obama was asked about the ad on "GMA," but her husband said, "Let me just interject on this."

"The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record," Obama said. "I've been in public life for 20 years. I expect them to pore through everything that I've said, every utterance, every statement. And to paint it in the most undesirable light possible. That's what they do."

"But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said.

Obama praised his wife's patriotism and said that for Republicans "to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class ... and especially for people who purport to be promoters of family values, who claim that they are protectors of the values and ideals and the decency of the American people to start attacking my wife in a political campaign I think is detestable."

Obama later added, "I think that the American people also would like to see some restoration of decency to this process. And when you start attacking family members, there's a lack of decency there."

Obama still has to knock out Clinton to officially claim the nomination and denied reports that his campaign has already begun planning joint fundraisers with Clinton to help her defray a huge campaign debt.

And Michelle Obama denied reports that she had personally ruled out considering Clinton as Obama's vice presidential running mate.

Michelle Obama had a lot of praise for Clinton -- as first lady.

"I think the world of Hillary Clinton. Particularly, as a woman, having watched her go through a lot of what I might be going through, and doing it with a level of grace, and raising a phenomenal daughter, which I have two girls," Michelle Obama said. "And I know how hard just in the little bit of exposure I've had to this what she's had to deal with, and what she's accomplished."

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To: longnshort who wrote (87138)4/12/2012 3:15:59 PM
From: joseffy
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Notice how this story has crowded out the bad employment numbers. Misdirection nicely done by an Obama surrogate.

Jobless Claims Jump:

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (87136)4/12/2012 3:25:42 PM
From: longnshort
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White Hispanic???

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To: longnshort who wrote (87138)4/12/2012 3:48:32 PM
From: joseffy
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Hilary Rosen, Frequent White House Visitor

By Jim Geraghty April 12, 2012

A Democratic consultant with ties to the Obama administration sneeringthat Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” is an opportunity for the Romney campaign, but a small problem in the big picture. In the big picture, women who are unable to find work in Obama’s economy are a bigger one.

Having said that, White House visitor logs indicate that “Hilary Rosen” visited the White House 35 times.

Gen. David Petraeus, head of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the current CIA director, nine times.

Further perspective: Energy Secretary Stephen/Steve Chu visited 16 times. (Guests are listed by name, not by title, so it is theoretically possible these totals count a separate person with the same name. In the case of Chu, I’m presuming he is the one listing of “Steve Chu” as well as the 15 “Stephen Chu” listings.)

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has visited 19 times.

Former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, 12 times.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the name “Joseph R. Biden” appears . . . 6 times.

At least Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner managed to get into the White House more frequently than Rosen, but not by much. He has visited 40 times.

So the notion that Rosen is just some Democrat talking head, completely disconnected from the Obama administration and campaign is . . . not plausible.

UPDATE: Arriving in my e-mailbox this morning:


Hilary Rosen Is A Frequent Visitor To The Obama White House And Advised The White House On Messaging During The Obamacare Debates:

Hilary Rosen Visited The Obama White House At Least 35 Times. (White House Website,, Accessed 4/11/12)

Rosen Advised The Obama White House On Messaging During The Obamacare Debates. “Demonstrating the political element of the health care debate, the records show that senior adviser Axelrod held what was described as a ‘communications message meeting’ on March 13 with 18 people, including prominent Democratic strategists Brad Woodhouse, the party’s communications director, and his predecessor Karen Finney; Steve McMahon, a campaign veteran and media strategist; Hilary Rosen, the former top lobbyist for the music industry; Jennifer Palmieri of the liberal Center for American Progress, John Edwards’ former press secretary and a veteran of the Clinton White House; Maria Cardona, a specialist in Hispanic outreach at the Dewey Square Group; and Simon Rosenberg a founder of the centrist New Democrat Network.” (“Records Show White House Health Care Talks,” The Associated Press, 11/25/09)

The Obama Campaign Enlisted Rosen’s Help As A Political And Media Advisor To The DNC:

The Obama Campaign Enlisted Hilary Rosen As An Advisor To DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Obama advisers have occasionally told her to ‘tone it down’ and ‘back off a smidgen,’ Ms. Wasserman Schultz says. She agreed with them to enlist two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen, to begin giving her occasional political advice and media training, advisers say.”(Monica Langley, “Combative Top Democrat Gains Clout In Campaign,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/16/12)

Rosen’s Firm, SKDKnickerbocker, Is A Paid Advisor To The DNC And Played A Prominent Role In The Obama White House & 2008 Campaign:

Since 2010, Hilary Rosen Has Served As Managing Director Of SKDKnickerbocker. “Hilary B. Rosen is a well-known Washington, DC strategist who effectively navigates the intersection of communications, media, and politics. Rosen joined SKDKnickerbocker in 2010 and specializes in the firm’s strategic communications and public relations practice.” (SKDKnickerbocker Website,, Accessed 4/12/12)

Former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn Also Serves As A Managing Director At SKDKnickerbocker. “Since returning to SKDKnickerbocker after serving as White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama, Anita has developed SKDK’s public relations and strategic communications practice.” (SKDKnickerbocker Website,, Accessed 4/12/12)

During The 2012 Election Cycle, SKDKnickerbocker Has Been Paid At Least $120,864 By The DNC For Media Consulting, Communications Consulting, And Media Production. (CQ MoneyLine Website,, Accessed 4/12/12)

SKDKnickerbocker’s Website Includes A Section Highlighting Their “Broad Role” In The Obama 2008 Campaign. (SKDKnickerbocker Website,, Accessed 4/12/12)

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To: longnshort who wrote (87138)4/12/2012 3:49:16 PM
From: joseffy
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Hilary Rosen Visited The Obama White House At Least 35 Times.

(White House Website,, Accessed 4/11/12)

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (87131)4/12/2012 4:30:18 PM
From: joseffy
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Nowhere is the fraud of Barack Obama more in evidence than in his handling of foreign affairs.

He joins with the Afghan “clerics” in fury at a concocted story about the destruction of a confiscated Koran full of messages… but he cannot seem to amass a tenth such fury at the government-sponsored attackers who bomb a church on Easter Sunday. For decades, the "civil rights" crusaders of the Democratic Party screamed (rightly so) about the church burnings of their youth; how do they lose that righteous anger so quickly, as soon as they cross into international waters? Barack Obama claims to be a Christian; he claims to have spent twenty years at a UCC congregation in Chicago… but he can amass no compassion for similar congregants on the other side of the world.

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (87135)4/12/2012 4:58:29 PM
From: longnshort
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Tell me Obama is not a Muslim, look at how all his people protect and lie for them.

State Dept Official: Religion not behind Muslim bombings of Christian churches
Posted on April 12, 2012 by creeping
Lies. via ‘Religion Is Not Driving Extremist Violence’ in Nigeria, Says Obama Official, After Church Bombings |

The aptly-named Jonnie Carson

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said Monday that “religion is not driving extremist violence” in Nigeria–just one day after a Christian church conducting an Easter service was targeted by a car bombing that left 39 dead.

Similarly, on Christmas Day, the Nigerian Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, attacked a Catholic church in that country, killing more than 40 people.

“I want to take this opportunity to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence either in Jos or northern Nigeria,” Assistant Secretary of State Carson said Monday at a forum on U.S. policy toward Nigeria held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Right, just like it’s not driving murder and mayhem in the Philippines where Muslims Bomb a Passenger Bus in Philippines, killing 10 people, wounding two.

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (87136)4/12/2012 6:13:24 PM
From: longnshort
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Classy: Liberals Attack Ann Romney As A “Cunt,” “Bitch,” “Whore”…

The left is consumed with hatred.

More Democratic civility. It's the party of Bill Maher.

Via Twitchy:

This is just a sample, there’s more…

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To: longnshort who wrote (87150)4/12/2012 6:37:00 PM
From: Farmboy
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Carson - just another thug from Chicago.

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To: longnshort who wrote (87151)4/12/2012 7:01:06 PM
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The left is consumed with hatred.

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