Obama In A Nutshell: Not So Pretty
July 23, 2008
From Obama WTF (What’s The facts?:
Obama in a Nutshell now includes 22 memorable quotes which capture the essence of BHO with great verbal efficiency and occasionally a wisp of wit.
1 “Mr Obama is spectacularly under-qualified to be President; he’s been in the Senate for 25 months… there are probably craftsman repairing things in that building who have been there longer.”
Tim Hames, in Times of London, 2/12/07… writing about why America can’t make Obama President
2 “As Obama’s campaign is based on words… not on a proven track-record… if his words are not supported by facts, there’s nothing left but an empty blue suit.”
Oxy Moran in Obama WTF, 2/12/ 2008…writing about the need to scrutinize Obama’s empty rhetoric
3 “Obama’s words are silken and honeyed; for McCain, words are unnecessary, his actions speak volumes.”
Peter Worthington, Toronto Sun: 6/15/08…writing why he cant understand how Jews can vote for Obama
4 “For all his talk about change, Obama remains a product of a Chicago political culture renowned for corruption and filled with characters who range from felonious to just outrageous.”
Chicago Tribune, 6/22/08 …writing about how Obama’s Chicago friends are killing his campaign to present himself as Mr Clean
5 “I want to cut Obama’s nuts off”
Jesse Jackson Sr, father of Obama’s National Campaign Chairman on 7/6/08 whispering on a hot mic about his retribution for Obama’s talking down to African Americans
6 “Barack Obama has the worst luck with preachers of everybody I know”
Jay Leno, 7/9/08 talking on his show after the announcement of Jesse Jackson’s vulgar remark.
7 “Hearing Barack Obama’s speech… my, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”
Chris Matthews 2/12/08 on MSNBC demonstrating the mainstream media’s physical inability to report objectively.
8 “Lifting whole passages from someone else’s speeches is not change you can believe in, it’s change you can Xerox.”
Senator Hillary Clinton, 2/22/08 talking about Obama plagarizing Governor Deval Patrick during a Primary Debate
9 “Fast Eddie Obama, the promise-breaking, tough-minded Chicago pol who’d throw you under the truck for votes.”
David Brooks, 6/20/08, New York Times, writing after Obama broke his promise to use public financing which he had made the initial foundation of his campaign
10 “We can take Obama out of Chicago, but we cant take Chicago out of Obama”
Oxy Moran,6/28/08 in Obama WTF, after Obama said he would remove the ongoing Federal oversight of the Teamster’s Union which had been imposed after corruption convictions
11 “It is hard to imagine, how Mr. Obama can truly distance himself from Mr. Wright…. the Christianity that Mr. Obama adopted at Trinity has infused not only his life, but also his campaign.”
Jodi Kantor. 4/30/07 New York Times after writing story about Pastor Wrights radical views
12 ““Why say you’re for a new tomorrow, then do old-style Chicago politics to remove legitimate candidates?”
Jackson/Long writing in Chicago Tribune 4/3/07 about an interview with Gha-is Askia a Democrat for State Senator in 1996 who was disqualified after Obama challenged the validity of her signatures. This was the same election when he got Alice Palmer disqualified on the same grounds.
13.”There appears to be no issue that Barack Obama is not willing to reverse himself on for the sake of political expedience”
Alex Conan 7/5/08 quoted by AP on Politico
14 `Obama’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two difference audiences, `I do what I do. He does what politicians do.”
Jeremiah Wright jr 4/25/08 talking to Bill Moyers about Barack Obama’s tendency to say what people want to hear.
15 “Obama’s always wanted to be president,”
Valerie Jarrett, a close friend of Obama’s, shortly after his 2004 Democrat Convention speech
“Obama” David Caldwell
16 “I think Obama can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.‘
Sen. Biden on ABC’s “This Week,” 8/19/07
17 When there is a crisis and when the phone rings …whether it’s 3:00 a.m or 3 pm in the White House, there is no time for speeches and on the job training…Senator McCain will bring a time of experience to the campaign…Senator Obama will bring a speech he gave in 2002.
Senator Clinton CNN’s “Newsroom,” 3/8/08
18 Over the past few days, Senator Obama’s assertions about foreign and military affairs have been, frankly, confusing and confused… he’s made threats he should not make and made unwise categorical statements about military options.“
Senator Dodd Washington Post 8/2/07
19 Obama’s other side: his imperious, mercurial, self-righteous and sometimes prickly nature, each quality exacerbated by the enormous career pressures that he has inflicted upon himself.
D Mendell “Obama” Biography 2007
20 Barack Obama’s levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged?
Kathleen Parker Indy Star 7/21/08
21 I have had some personal contact with Obama on a serious human rights issue and seen that his fancy rhetoric is so much wind
Dr Richard Harkin of Chicago writing in the Weekly Blitz 7/22/08
22 Senator Obama would rather lose a war than lose an election
John Mccain referring to Obama’s refusal to support the surge in Iraq 7/22/08