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Monday, January 07, 2008

Obama party/fundraiser Tuesday night

Anyone know of other campaigns hosting such events?

From the local Barack Obama folks:

Join the Ohio Obama Working Group, Young Lawyers for Obama, and Ohio Generation Obama for a New Hampshire Primary Party and Fundraiser, this Tuesday from 8-11 at Sullys located in downtown Cincinnati.

Senator Barack Obama

Tuesday January 8, 2008
8-11 PM
700 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Suggested Donation: $25

Contributions to Obama for America are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate checks.
Please make checks payable to:
Obama for America
P.O. Box 8210
Chicago, IL 60680

Robert E. Richardson, Jr. Esq.
22 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513.721.0444 ext. 133
513.721.1178 fax


at 9:44 PM, January 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama claims that he is not the foot-tapping Bold Typist.

at 12:26 AM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure that the doofus who claimed that Coldwell Banker was making an illegal corporate contribution to Tom Brinkman's campaign when Jason Gloyd used his e-mail account with them will also be wetting him/herself over DMCLLC's alleged illegal corporate contribution to the Obama campaign.

Oh, that's right. Obama is a Democrat. And the media loves him. And he is black. This makes him exempt from following campaign finance laws.

And this is the same Robert Richardson Jr. just appointed to the UC Board of Trustees by Strickland, no? Strickland promised to take politics out of such appointments. When Republicans did this, it was called corrupt "pay to play" and the product of 16 years of one-party rule. Oh, that's right. Strickland is a Democrat. He doesn't have to keep his promises. Just the fact that he says he cares so much about people makes him the greatest governor of all time and one we are not allowed to question.

at 6:25 AM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator McGovern blisters BushCo and the current Gang of Pedophiles. The really funny part is that all the BushBots out there (if any are left) won't even be able to respond until noon when they have to get their talking points from Limbuagh and Cunningham.

Here goes:

Why I Believe Bush Must Go
Nixon Was Bad. These Guys Are Worse.

As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.

After the 1972 presidential election, I stood clear of calls to impeach President Richard M. Nixon for his misconduct during the campaign. I thought that my joining the impeachment effort would be seen as an expression of personal vengeance toward the president who had defeated me.

Today I have made a different choice.

Of course, there seems to be little bipartisan support for impeachment. The political scene is marked by narrow and sometimes superficial partisanship, especially among Republicans, and a lack of courage and statesmanship on the part of too many Democratic politicians. So the chances of a bipartisan impeachment and conviction are not promising.

But what are the facts?

Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world. These are truly "high crimes and misdemeanors," to use the constitutional standard.

From the beginning, the Bush-Cheney team's assumption of power was the product of questionable elections that probably should have been officially challenged -- perhaps even by a congressional investigation.

In a more fundamental sense, American democracy has been derailed throughout the Bush-Cheney regime. The dominant commitment of the administration has been a murderous, illegal, nonsensical war against Iraq. That irresponsible venture has killed almost 4,000 Americans, left many times that number mentally or physically crippled, claimed the lives of an estimated 600,000 Iraqis (according to a careful October 2006 study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and laid waste their country. The financial cost to the United States is now $250 million a day and is expected to exceed a total of $1 trillion, most of which we have borrowed from the Chinese and others as our national debt has now climbed above $9 trillion -- by far the highest in our national history.

All of this has been done without the declaration of war from Congress that the Constitution clearly requires, in defiance of the U.N. Charter and in violation of international law. This reckless disregard for life and property, as well as constitutional law, has been accompanied by the abuse of prisoners, including systematic torture, in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

I have not been heavily involved in singing the praises of the Nixon administration. But the case for impeaching Bush and Cheney is far stronger than was the case against Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew after the 1972 election. The nation would be much more secure and productive under a Nixon presidency than with Bush. Indeed, has any administration in our national history been so damaging as the Bush-Cheney era?

How could a once-admired, great nation fall into such a quagmire of killing, immorality and lawlessness?

It happened in part because the Bush-Cheney team repeatedly deceived Congress, the press and the public into believing that Saddam Hussein had nuclear arms and other horrifying banned weapons that were an "imminent threat" to the United States. The administration also led the public to believe that Iraq was involved in the 9/11 attacks -- another blatant falsehood. Many times in recent years, I have recalled Jefferson's observation: "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

The basic strategy of the administration has been to encourage a climate of fear, letting it exploit the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks not only to justify the invasion of Iraq but also to excuse such dangerous misbehavior as the illegal tapping of our telephones by government agents. The same fear-mongering has led government spokesmen and cooperative members of the press to imply that we are at war with the entire Arab and Muslim world -- more than a billion people.

Another shocking perversion has been the shipping of prisoners scooped off the streets of Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other countries without benefit of our time-tested laws of habeas corpus.

Although the president was advised by the intelligence agencies last August that Iran had no program to develop nuclear weapons, he continued to lie to the country and the world. This is the same strategy of deception that brought us into war in the Arabian Desert and could lead us into an unjustified invasion of Iran. I can say with some professional knowledge and experience that if Bush invades yet another Muslim oil state, it would mark the end of U.S. influence in the crucial Middle East for decades.

Ironically, while Bush and Cheney made counterterrorism the battle cry of their administration, their policies -- especially the war in Iraq -- have increased the terrorist threat and reduced the security of the United States. Consider the difference between the policies of the first President Bush and those of his son. When the Iraqi army marched into Kuwait in August 1990, President George H.W. Bush gathered the support of the entire world, including the United Nations, the European Union and most of the Arab League, to quickly expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. The Saudis and Japanese paid most of the cost. Instead of getting bogged down in a costly occupation, the administration established a policy of containing the Baathist regime with international arms inspectors, no-fly zones and economic sanctions. Iraq was left as a stable country with little or no capacity to threaten others.

Today, after five years of clumsy, mistaken policies and U.S. military occupation, Iraq has become a breeding ground of terrorism and bloody civil strife. It is no secret that former president Bush, his secretary of state, James A. Baker III, and his national security adviser, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, all opposed the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.

In addition to the shocking breakdown of presidential legal and moral responsibility, there is the scandalous neglect and mishandling of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe. The veteran CNN commentator Jack Cafferty condenses it to a sentence: "I have never ever seen anything as badly bungled and poorly handled as this situation in New Orleans." Any impeachment proceeding must include a careful and critical look at the collapse of presidential leadership in response to perhaps the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

Impeachment is unlikely, of course. But we must still urge Congress to act. Impeachment, quite simply, is the procedure written into the Constitution to deal with presidents who violate the Constitution and the laws of the land. It is also a way to signal to the American people and the world that some of us feel strongly enough about the present drift of our country to support the impeachment of the false prophets who have led us astray. This, I believe, is the rightful course for an American patriot.

As former representative Elizabeth Holtzman, who played a key role in the Nixon impeachment proceedings, wrote two years ago, "it wasn't until the most recent revelations that President Bush directed the wiretapping of hundreds, possibly thousands, of Americans, in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) -- and argued that, as Commander in Chief, he had the right in the interests of national security to override our country's laws -- that I felt the same sinking feeling in my stomach as I did during Watergate. . . . A President, any President, who maintains that he is above the law -- and repeatedly violates the law -- thereby commits high crimes and misdemeanors."

I believe we have a chance to heal the wounds the nation has suffered in the opening decade of the 21st century. This recovery may take a generation and will depend on the election of a series of rational presidents and Congresses. At age 85, I won't be around to witness the completion of the difficult rebuilding of our sorely damaged country, but I'd like to hold on long enough to see the healing begin.

There has never been a day in my adult life when I would not have sacrificed that life to save the United States from genuine danger, such as the ones we faced when I served as a bomber pilot in World War II. We must be a great nation because from time to time, we make gigantic blunders, but so far, we have survived and recovered.


at 12:26 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six Degrees of Separation from Barack Obama:

1. Robert Richardson, Jr. is the sone of Robert Richardson, Sr.
2. Richardson Sr. is on the board of the NAACP (and was with the Banks Working Group).
3. Richardson Sr. was appointed to his position by Christopher Smitherman.
4. Smitherman was once (and may still be) the media love child of Cincinnati Herald Publisher Eric Kearney.
5. Eric Kearney is married to Jan-Michele Lemon-Kearney.
6. Mrs. Kearney attended college with Barack Obama and co-hosted an Obama Presidential fundraiser along with her husband Eric.

at 1:06 PM, January 08, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...


Tell your puppet-master at Soros, Inc that bush is out of office in a year. Maybe you could send him a link explaining this.

McGovern has as much relevance now as he did in '72. Wasn't he the one that took the biggest a** kicking ever in a presidentail run???

at 4:55 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely. If the press release was sent out using his law firm's e-mail system it is considered a corporate donation from that firm.

at 5:24 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Obama, is the USA ready for a half Muslim, half racist (check out the church in Chicago he attends) to be Commander in Chief ??

at 6:14 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am another ignorant right-winger and I can vouch for the fact that Barack Obama is a Muslim terrorist who intends to overthrow the US government. Think about it, people -- "Obama"... "Osama"... Are you really foolish enough to think that is just a coincidence?

If you want another 9/11, just vote for Barack Osama. He will blow up the White House just like he has been planning on doing ever since he was a child.

If you need further proof, I have a photo-shopped pic of Obama eating dinner with Bin Laden.

at 7:03 PM, January 08, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

"In Obama, is the USA ready for a half Muslim, half racist (check out the church in Chicago he attends) to be Commander in Chief ??

5:24 PM, January 08, 2008"

Even worse.........are we ready for a Crook County ward hack that has held a national office for 4 years and wants to blow-up Pakistan?????

at 7:41 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not an Obama supporter but some of the racist remarks made in this comment blog are amazing!

FOX NEWS/PROPAGANDA still has an incredible impact on the braindead clowns of Cincinnati. Here's a hint: turn off the TV and pick up a book!

How about "The End of America" by Naomi Wolf?

Read`about it here: http://tinyurl.com/2w7xfl

at 9:14 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty sad that millionaire diva Barbara Gould and Richardson turned away several members of the Young Democrats who were hoping to pay less than $25. Way to inspire activism!

at 9:28 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put 2 and 2 together. Notice PORTUNE's name listed on this blog information. Now, we know why the deal was made between Dems and Repubs. Yes, PORTUNE was behind this ordeal.

at 10:45 PM, January 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOX NEWS always has guests from both political sides (unlike CNN and MSNBC) and there is NO news station more fair (and balanced). Those who make goofy statements (Fox propaganda) probably has never watched Fox News. Anon 7:41, turn off your left leaning NPR and try some DIVERSITY and OPEN MINDEDNESS. Life is good. God Bless America.

at 1:25 AM, January 09, 2008 Anonymous hype not hope said...

Obama's church site:

Time cover story- conservative black author Shelby Steele :
" For nearly two decades Barack Obama has attended a black church on the South Side of Chicago that his own mother could never have felt comfortable in. It subscribes to a "Black Value System" in which "black" was always the operative word--"black family," "black community," "black freedom," etc. But it was not a black value system that accounted for Obama's success in life; it was the values of his white Midwestern mother. Could he stand up in his own church and say this?"

at 9:55 AM, January 09, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

"FOX NEWS/PROPAGANDA still has an incredible impact on the braindead clowns of Cincinnati. Here's a hint: turn off the TV and pick up a book!"

I have done just that for the past 6 years, cuz.........

at 9:29 PM, January 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usefullidiot, you are not useful at all if you really believe the propaganda that is being presented to you by the right wing machine. Obama is neither Muslim nor racist. You cant point to one racist comment he has ever made, nor him promoting Islam because he is not Muslim. He didnt choose his name or the elementary school he went to 30 years ago. Give me a break! Its sad if you really believe the nonsense you are spewing. Finally, it doesn’t matter if Obama hasn’t held national office for one day or four years. We need as your idol once said he would be and hasn’t (“a uniter, not a divider”), and that’s exactly the leadership he will bring to the White House.

at 4:00 PM, January 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Enquirer should do a story on this:

During his nationally syndicated radio talk show, Bill Cunningham repeatedly called Sen. Barack Obama, "Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama," even though "Mohammed" is not a part of Obama's name, saying at one point that "it would be a shock" if "Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama can be elected the president of this country in these difficult terrorist times." Cunningham also falsely claimed that Obama "was raised in madrassas in Indonesia" and falsely accused Obama's church of being "black separatist" and "black racist."

Bill Cunningham has made a career out of being offensive and dishonest. It's high time the Enquirer started to hold him accountable.

at 11:39 AM, January 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

" usefullidiot said..."FOX NEWS/PROPAGANDA still has an incredible impact on the braindead clowns of Cincinnati. Here's a hint: turn off the TV and pick up a book!" I have done just that for the past 6 years, cuz.........9:55 AM, January 09, 2008"

If you are reading Rush Limbaugh, you are wasting your brain-cells !

Occasionally share you favorites ?

We share our favored movies and documentaries !

PATHETIC 'culture of corruption' !


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