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    Thoroughly Beatable Barack

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    [QUOTE]Thoroughly Beatable Barack
    by Jed Babbin

    Though Hillary Clinton probably can’t, John McCain can certainly defeat Barack Obama. Obama’s weakness has nothing to do with his race, his liberalism, or his inexperience.

    The Greeks had a term for it: hamartia. The one flaw -- different in every man -- that makes him imperfect, vulnerable and gives his adversaries, if they discover it, the ability to bring him down. Achilles’ was his heel. Obama’s is his political glass jaw.

    The supposedly-brilliant Democratic wunderkind can’t take a punch. Like a Hollywood actor, he’s only comfortable, quick and charismatic as long as the crowd is oohing and ahhing. But the moment that he is challenged -- as we first saw in his presser after he lost the Ohio primary in March and again last week in the ABC debate -- the mask shatters. What we see is what we would get with an Obama presidency: a man whose range is so small and ego so huge and fragile that when taken out of his comfort zone, he not only fails to shine, he barely is able to speak.

    In that post-Ohio presser, the reporters who had previously been a source of adulation were themselves riled by a Saturday Night Live skit which portrayed them as they had been: fawning over Obama. (In the skit one actor-reporter offered him a pillow.) And then, when he lost to Clinton in Ohio, reporters dared to actually ask a few questions that required more of him than to smile and mutter “change.”

    Obama was flustered, angry, and terminated the event with a sharpness that startled some of the participants. Last week, he showed another side.

    In the last debate against Clinton before the Pennsylvania primary, Obama had a very bad night. He ducked and weaved, demonstrating an amazing shallowness on critical issues. On capital gains tax, he said he’d raise it to a “fair” level, shrugging off the questioner’s statement that the proven result of capital gains tax hikes is a reduction in collected tax revenues. He, and Clinton, are suddenly big fans of the Second Amendment, but he (and Clinton) both spoke favorably of gun control laws. The former chief of the Harvard Law Review didn’t display much understanding of the Constitution. Or of the Supreme Court case that’s about to decide the constitutionality of the DC gun ban.

    Obama may be able to float like a butterfly but he also stings like one. At a rally later last week in Raleigh, N.C., Obama was critical of Clinton, saying, “Sen. Clinton looked in her element” in the debate. And then he did something as shocking and juvenile as we’ve seen a pol do since the last time Bill Clinton stuck his thumb in a lady’s waistband and snapped her panty hose.

    [I]Obama was speaking critically about Hillary Clinton and -- unable to control his impulse -- he smirked and made an obscene finger gesture (in a manner well-known to high schoolers) with his middle finger against his nose. (To those who doubt, see the video and judge for yourself.) Everyone saw what he meant: the crowd understood. And so did Howard Dean and John McCain.[/I]

    The Pennsylvania debate and aftermath drew a frustrated plea from Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean. In a CNN interview last Thursday, Dean practically begged the superdelegates to put him out of his primary misery. “I need them to say who they’re for starting now…We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time,” Dean said. Not just campaign time and fundraising time. But healing time?

    Dean -- having done much to create this Frankenstein-like primary season -- has, like the mad Baron, realized what he has done. He may not have forseen the Obama phenomenon or the fact that Hillary Clinton couldn’t close the deal on Super Tuesday. But even the man who brought primal scream therapy to televised campaigning sees open, not-soon-to-heal wounds separating the biggest Democratic constituencies: black voters and the most liberal of Democrats overwhelmingly for Obama versus women and more moderate Dems for Clinton.

    Dean’s party is split neatly down the middle, in a battle growing rougher by the day. Which is why he is pleading more for time to heal than time to campaign against John McCain. But Hillary Clinton isn’t going anywhere, and neither Dean nor any of the other party elders can either stop her or compel superdelegates to decide the race. Both Hillary and Obama have gone negative in the days before tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary. Healing is delayed, indefinitely.

    Which leaves Sen. John McCain able to throw sharp above-the-belt jabs at Obama to keep the Democrats divided. On Sunday, McCain raised Obama’s long-time association with former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulous, McCain said that Obama’s defense of his relationship with Ayers “borders on the outrageous.” Having done the damage he desired -- like any good fighter pilot -- McCain headed back to base saying he didn’t question Obama’s patriotism. “But,” McCain added, “his relationship wit Mr. Ayers is open to question.”

    When Pennsylvania Democrats vote tomorrow, they’ll be placing their bets on who can survive a 15-round fight with Sen. John McCain. Sen. McCain wants to fight the fall campaign by Marquis of Queensberry rules. In his own words, McCain is older than dirt and has more scars than Frankenstein. He can throw a pretty good political punch.

    Obama is young and unscarred. And he can’t take a punch. John McCain can beat Obama even if Hillary can’t.[/QUOTE]

    The Republican party is going to humiliate this doofus in the general election...If he gets the nomination over Thunder Thighs.

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    The Republican party is going to humiliate this doofus in the general election...If he gets the nomination over Thunder Thighs.[/QUOTE]

    keep hoping

    if you can imagine it you can do it!

    ps- humanevents.com? cmon.

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    Dean not that Im in support of Barrak but hes a pretty smart guy Im sure he will do well in the debates aganist McCain dont you think ? McCain stumbles alot when he speaks and in a direct debate with Obama I think Obama will have a huge advantage.

    Sure it should be based on the issues but people will make a decision based on perception. Actully Im pretty sure alot of people will. What you think ?

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    McCain voted against making MLK Jr.'s birthday a national holiday...

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    [QUOTE=dassassin;2492645]McCain voted against making MLK Jr.'s birthday a national holiday...[/QUOTE]

    So what?

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    [QUOTE=dassassin;2492645]McCain voted against making MLK Jr.'s birthday a national holiday...[/QUOTE]

    what does this have to do with anything /

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    [QUOTE=jets5ever;2492655]So what?[/QUOTE]

    That makes him a racist.

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    [quote=DeanPatsFan;2492619][URL]http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26126[/URL]



    The Republican party is going to humiliate this doofus in the general election...If he gets the nomination over Thunder Thighs.[/quote]


    Your perception of where our country is right now is not real, sort of like McCain.

    We are in the very early stages of the worst economic recession since the depression.

    Millions of americans are suffering, and millions more are absolutely frightened to death.

    Votes will be cast based upon there pocketbooks.

    McCain is certainly not the answer to our economic problems.

    Whether Obama can get us going again is unclear, what is clear to me is that he will be our next president.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2492624]keep hoping

    if you can imagine it you can do it!
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    you can??? let's see....

    marines commit atrocities in haditha.....

    duke lax players rape a stripper...

    and so on and so on.....

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    [QUOTE=Smashmouth;2492636]Dean not that Im in support of Barrak but hes a pretty smart guy Im sure he will do well in the debates aganist McCain dont you think ? McCain stumbles alot when he speaks and in a direct debate with Obama I think Obama will have a huge advantage.

    Sure it should be based on the issues but people will make a decision based on perception. Actully Im pretty sure alot of people will. What you think ?[/QUOTE]

    He's use to the liberal elite adulating him along with reporters lobbing softballs at him.

    When faced with adverse questions as witnessed in the last debate, he self destructs.

    Wait until this fall because you ain't seen nothin' yet.....:yes:

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    [QUOTE=dassassin;2492645]McCain voted against making MLK Jr.'s birthday a national holiday...[/QUOTE]

    [I]Thus Obama nabs the black vote![/I] :rolleyes:

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    that "little" factoid shows that McCain has his skeletons in the closest, and is "thoroughly beatable" too

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    [QUOTE=Riggins44;2495225]Yea, some great win for us "Republicans".....we are getting the most liberal Republican in the Seanate. The same man who considered being Kerry's running mate in 2004 and who would nominate long time Dem. Joe Lieberman as his V.P. in 2 seconds flat, if he ever came out the Democratic closet .... :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    I'm not a big McCain fan but he beats the alternatives.

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    You must not be a patriot then either. Oh wait. You can't pull that BS until the general election.

    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2495283]I'm not a big McCain fan but he beats the alternatives.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;2492673]That makes him a racist.[/QUOTE] a racist..probably not but so what?

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    [QUOTE=crazyjetfan2003;2492680]Your perception of where our country is right now is not real, sort of like McCain.

    We are in the very early stages of the worst economic recession since the depression.

    Millions of americans are suffering, and millions more are absolutely frightened to death.

    Votes will be cast based upon there pocketbooks.

    McCain is certainly not the answer to our economic problems.

    Whether Obama can get us going again is unclear, what is clear to me is that he will be our next president.[/QUOTE]obama nomination=President McCain

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    [QUOTE=2foolish197;2495315]a racist..probably not but so what?[/QUOTE]

    'Twas a joke, hansome. ;)

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;2495342]'Twas a joke, hansome. ;)[/QUOTE]i promise i will never call you hansome.

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    The Greeks had a term for it: hamartia. The one flaw -- different in every man -- that makes him imperfect, vulnerable and gives his adversaries, if they discover it, the ability to bring him down. Achilles’ was his heel. Obama’s is his political glass jaw.
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    McCain's weakness appears to be he does not know the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam and which sect Al-Qaeda falls under

    Or is it he has whole heartedly adopted President Bush's economic plan?

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    The Democrats are reaping what they have sown. So many trendy Democratic primary voters got sucked into the identity politics of saying isn't it wonderful to have a contest between a black man and a woman, both running for President of the United States, better yet in a year when an aspect of that sort could be allowed to rise to the top since it was a no lose year for the Democrats.

    Well, it's true that a generic Democrat would kill a generic GOP candidate, but the party will have to run one of two deeply flawed candidates at this point, all because so many Democratic voters thought it would be wonderful to have either a woman or black man as president.

    Of course in doing so they neglected to notice a few things:

    First of all, Democratic voters are not sufficient in number to win the presidency, and there is some reason to doubt that independents are similarly enamored of the Identity Politics that has taken control of the Democratic Party. They are not as likely to vote for someone for that reason.

    Second, primary voters failed to realize that neither Clinton nor Obama have much up their sleeves in terms of real policy proposals. Once they could no longer say Me Too! when Edwards and others provided concrete proposals, they have failed miserably to come up with any substance, although it must be acknowledged that this is less a criticism of Clinton than of Obama.

    Third, beneath the PC glorification of Identity Politics, primary voters failed to recognize that what was really likely to divide the party, as it has, was neither sex nor race but age. While it is true that black voters, despite the record of the Clintons, are voting as a nearly solid block for Obama, far more than any other demographic groups do, the other major dividing line is age. Many Obama supporters are now vociferously claiming that the newly enfranchised and trend hopping young Obama voters may stay home in droves if Clinton ends up the nominee, and exit polls show many of Clinton's older supporters would vote for McCain if Obama is nominated.

    Can't say I didn't see this coming. Since I did.

    Adding to all this is that the Party has a real mess on its hands in how it handled the Michigan and Florida primaries. They couldn't find a way to fix the mess? How incompetent is that?

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