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Democrat Presidential Contest NOT Over
Rookie United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is the presumptive 2008 Democrat presidential nominee.
BUT the rules call for nomination at the convention, not in advance, and neither Obama nor rival Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won enough pledged delegates to win the nomination and the so-called Superdelegates can change their minds (as one from the Virgin Islands already did twice).
Superdelegates don't want Senator John Sidney McCain to become the next President of the United States.
But they also don't want to offend the faithful black bloc vote supporting Obama as one of them or the youth vote largely mesmerized by Obama.
"Something" has to happen to permit the Superdelegates to shift.
It's fitting that the failed 1972 Democrat presidential candidate, former Senator George McGovern (a war hero during WWII, but perhaps the most liberal major party presidential nominee before no military service Obama) is now supporting Obama.
In 1972, McGovern chose and the Democrat national convention nominated the late Senator Tom Eagleton for vice president.
Then it became public knowledge that Eagleton had received shock therapy treatment.
McGovern said he was 1000% percent behind Eagleton, but Eagleton soon left the ticket.
Now that Obama is the presumptive 2008 Democrat presidential nominee, he will receive more scrutiny and the public will learn that he is not what they had been led to believe he is.
There's no question that Michelle "Black Community first and foremost" is black, but one of my emailers suggested that the headline should be "Arab-American Is Presumptive Presidential Nominee," NOT "African-American Is Presumptive Presidential Nominee."
"I was fascinated by the revelations regarding Obama's heritage ... that he is an Arab, not a black. Knowing that and looking at him, he does appear as a dark Arab rather than a 'black' ... his father was 87.5% Arab, his mother was 0% black. That makes Obama at most 6.125% 'black' American and 43.75% 'Arab' American, the rest being a mixture from his Caucasian mother's side. Hmmmm. So why isn't Obama being heralded as the first 'Arab-American' candidate?"
Answer: It would not be politically helpful to Obama, of course.
This emailer also noted that Obama would not be "the first American president with some small percentage of black blood ... Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Coolidge, and Harding all had some black blood."
Emailer's take is that Black Americans are beomg "scammed":"Obama moved to Chicago's south side to mix with the blacks, marry a black woman and absorb himself into the black community. I doubt if any obviously white person would get away with that ... so he played on his Arab coloring and looks to pass off as a "black" ... once again, the Democrat Party is deceiving the Black American community, big time."
"Wonder if [Obama and the Democrats] WILL get away with it? I suppose if Black America doesn't know it's being scammed, they could hardly be expected to react as if they did know.
"I believe Obama's association with Blacks and 'liberation theology' and other radical black churches is done for two reasons: (1) to create a cover for his masquerading as a 'black' and, (2), because he is a left wing radical.
"Should be interesting to see how this all unfolds."
There's no doubt that Obama is "a left wing radical." Non-partisan National Journal rated high the most liberal United States Senator.
And even though Obama finally condemned Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr.," he pointedly refused to criticize either black liberation theology of the Trinity United Church of Christ that Rev. Wright led for so many years (until he just retired).
A Kenyan emailed who acknowledged concern that Kenyan Muslims may become 'radicalized" disputed information provided by Christian missionaries about Kenya, writing: "I am a Kenyan but find that most of the missionaries claims are totally false. I am also a Christian and think that the writers are using cheap propaganda and fear mongering. I will askthat you revist the Kenyan political situation before and after election rigging to verify facts ....Every Kenyan (irrespective of his political affiliations)will tell you that the missionaries stories are unfounded."
Christian missionaries are the real problem?
Hillary must be hoping that Obama's personal involvement in Kenyan politics will finally be deemed newsworthy by the mainstream media and she's no dope and not likely just to hope.
Another emailer provided the following:
“A follow-up post in Haverford, PA Topix paper:
‘Obama Supports Kenyan Islamist Raila Odinga
‘I realize this is old news, but it still should be brought up, because it is telling of where Obama’s loyalties are. The candidate already has heeded his church’s “nonnegotiable commitment to Africa,” spending an inordinate amount of his campaign time on the Kenyan crisis, for one. Obama has close family ties to Kenya, and even founded a school in his ancestral village — the Senator Obama School.
‘In the bloody conflict there, which already has claimed some 700 lives, Obama sided with opposition leader Raila Odinga, head of the same Luo tribe to which Obama’s late Muslim father belonged. Odinga is a Marxist who reportedly has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shariah courts throughout the country. He has also vowed to ban booze and pork and impose Muslim dress codes on women — moves favored by Obama’s brother.
‘With al-Qaida strengthening its beachheads in Africa — from Algeria to Sudan to Somalia — the last thing the West needs is for pro-Western Kenya to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists. Yet Obama interrupted his New Hampshire campaigning to speak by phone with Odinga, his cousin. He did not speak with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki. Would Obama put African tribal or family interests ahead of U.S. interests? Photo of Obama and Odinga in public presentation together. Note in prior video Odinga’s mention of Obama’s phone consults with him to reach ‘negotiated settlement.’ (Sound familiar?)
“Odinga made an alarming pledge in murdering his way to the top in Kenya. He committed to turning Kenya into a Islamic Sharif state. This was why so many non-Muslims were raped and slaughtered by Odinga’s ODM. Initially, Odinga lied, claiming he had no such plans for Muslim State - until the Documents He Signed were leaked to the public. The press conference between Odinga and Muslims, called the ‘MOU Memorandum of Understanding’,would virtually turn Kenya over to the Muslims. Here is the video revealing these facts: Notice the use of outrageous complaints and insistence on loyalty of all Muslims to Odinga against the majority Democracy government. (Sound familiar?) ‘Raila (Odinga) Pact with Muslims made public.’ Nov. 2007
Have actual 3 page signed document of this ‘Pact’ which emphasizes numerous horrific Sharif law impositions to be placed on Kenya, including no extradiction of Muslim terrorists, government control and prohibition on Christian preaching and much more, along with mandatory requirement that all Muslims must support and vote for Odinga. Also have document of Islamic Pact group near $1,000.000 to Odinga campaign. Same document also shows ‘Friends of Senator Obama’ full $1,000,000 contribution to Odinga campaign.
“I also initiated communication with the [namers deleted] who originally sent the opening letter here. We have been in email correspondence. I have confirmed that they are US citizens and long-time Christian missionaries in Kenya.
“Here is [a relevant] website: http://www.lorendavis.com
“According to Loren Davis, they sent the letter (above) to a personal friend, who subsequently forwarded it to others, including an in-law of my daughter’s. That’s how I got their letter. Mrs. Davis has stated that they have been a target of a barage of Internet false rumors ever since, by Obama supporters. (We know what that’s like.)
“They have also sent me other controversial documentation and further correspondence of their particular concern for US, being first-hand familiar with how it was done and what has been the impact of same in Kenya, in the following personal email to me:
‘Danger of a Race War Our main concern is that because Obama's race has become a black thing, it is just like Kenya when Raila's race became a Luo thing (his tribe). When Raila cried rigged, it triggered a tribal war. We see the same parallel here with race becoming the main issue here. Believe me, all Africa is looking at this US Presidential race. Among most blacks it is no longer analyzing the candidates regarding issue, but just because he is the same color. This is now starting to stir up the old racial devils in whites which most had let go.
‘If Obama loses and he cries rigged like his Kenyan cousin, believe me the potential is for US to have a race war like there was a tribal war in Kenya. We have seen this first hand, and see the exact same seeds growing here. If people of all races don't look at this rationally instead of racially, it’s a real possibility we will see the same hell here they saw in Kenya, and it could be much worse. Believe me, every body will lose. It also brought economic ruin to Kenya.’ (Sound familiar? Recreate 68 preparedness, etc.)
“See another photo of Obama and Odinga with excellent article that traces the relationship of their shared tactics and aims. Several ‘sound familiar type’ quotes in this article.)
“9. They claimed that Obama overtly campaigned for Odinga in Kenya as well. Confirmed that he not only did this campaigning, he did so while in Kenya, under an official Visa as US Senator. Apparently, his campaign role for Odinga, using his US Senate status, was the timed purpose of his Africa trip.
“The Kenya government, a stable democracy and a vital US ally was outraged to the point of issuing an Official Statement of Protest of Obama’s misuse of his Visa and his public activity against our US ally!
“Here are the documents of the Kenya government, about Obama, from their official website, decrying Senator Obama’s damage to US/Kenya bilateral relations: http://www.communication.go.ke/media.asp?id=291 and related video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvLV3d1Eq4
“10. Further correspondence with [name deleted] provided that added information that Dick Morris, former Clinton adviser (who was fired for sexual misconduct) and is current Obama consultant and supporter, was called in by Obama to serve as a ‘political strategist’ for Odinga’s ODM campaign. (It should be noted that, in subsequent election, in which Odinga attacked the Democratic leadership of the country for ‘corruption’, ODM lost the election. But then followed with their mass murder rampage until Odinga was given a central government position. (Sound familiar? i.e., it was part of the strategy, in advance, to riot and murder his ‘negotiated’ path into office and both Morris and Obama helped him arrange this.) SEE MUCH MORE ON THIS below list.
Will Obama decide Kenya needs United States assitance in nation-building if he is President?
Hillary needs to have disconcerting truth about Obama made public without alienating Obama's base.
She's not a quitter, so let's watch closely.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
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