Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What Should Obama Do About Ludacris?

Women Count, in a letter to its members, demands action be taken against the rapper Ludacris and his label Def Jam for releasing a song with such offensive lyrics. They also call on both parties, and the Obama campaign demand the song be pulled from the shelves.
The leadership of both parties must step up to condemn such hateful speech and demand apologies. The Obama campaign has criticized the lyrics, but we call on the presumptive party nominee, who is the celebrated subject of the new song, to go even further: It is not enough to condemn the song, we are calling on our presumptive Democratic Nominee to call on the artist and the label to pull the song and make a public apology. Now.

E-mail now. Send an e-mail to ( and demand that the song be pulled out of circulation and that Ludacris and his record label issue an apology.

Tell your friends. Forward this e-mail to everyone you know. We promised that we’d jump on these issues. But we need you to take it from here.

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McCain Obama News Links

The Audacity of Ego - Boston Globe

Obama’s Prayerful Stagecraft – National Review Online

McCain Gains On Obama in Poll – ABC News

Why You Think Obama Is Dangerous – Canada Free Press

McCain Wins Rochester Again – Fosters Democrat

McCain campaign: Obama shortchanged injured troops - AP

John McCain: One Prisoner of War's Fresh Appraisal of U.S. in 1973 – US News and World Report

Why Obama snubbed the troops: no photo op allowed - Hot Air

Obama: I Have Become a Symbol - Washington Post

McCain Promotes Drilling for Oil Off the US Coast – USA Today

Women voters aren't warming to 'cool' Obama – Chicago Sun

Monday, July 28, 2008

Obama: McCain 'Wildly Inappropriate' for Wounded Troop Criticism

From the AP McCain campaign: Obama shortchanged injured troops
Republican John McCain's campaign on Saturday sharply criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for canceling a visit to wounded troops in Germany, contending Obama chose foreign leaders and cheering Europeans over "injured American heroes."

Obama's campaign called the accusation "wildly inappropriate." His spokesman has claimed that the visit to a military hospital in Germany was scrapped after the Pentagon raised concerns about political activity on a military base. Earlier, though, the campaign had said Obama decided the visit might be seen as inappropriate politicking. However, the Pentagon said the senator was never told not to visit.

"Senator McCain knows full well that Senator Obama strongly supports and honors our troops, which is what makes this attack so disingenuous. This politicization of our soldiers is exactly what Senator Obama sought to avoid," Vietor said.

Obama was flying from London to Chicago on Saturday when the McCain campaign issued a statement from Joe Repya, a retired Army colonel who said Obama had broken a commitment to visit the wounded Americans.

"Several explanations were offered, none was convincing and each was at odds with the statements of American military leaders," Repya said. "For a young man so apt at playing president, Barack Obama badly misjudged the important demands of the office he seeks."
If Senator Obama sought to avoid 'politicization' of his scheduled meeting with the troops, why not ditch the cameras and campaign staff and go visit the injured soldiers quietly under the radar? Apparently it is 'wildly inappropriate' and 'disingenuous' for Senator McCain to confront Senator Obama with facts. The facts remain, as they have from the begining, the Pentagon never told Senator Obama he couldn't visit the hospital simply that he could not campaign there. The facts are that Obama first said he didn't go because he thought it was 'inappropriate' to visit the troops on his campaign's dime. Then he blamed it on the Pentagon. So Senator Obama and his campaign can be express outrage at the McCain campaign if they'd like, but McCain isn't the one snubbed wounded American soldiers.

First Posted at: Obama: McCain 'Wildly Inappropriate' for Wounded Troop Criticism

Friday, July 25, 2008

What Has Senator Obama Actually Done?

Obama No Cameras Then No Troops

The Wall Street Journal Reports...
The Obama camp said they canceled the event after the Pentagon ruled it was a campaign event, and needed to be funded from the senator’s election kitty.

“Senator Obama did not want to have a trip to see our wounded warriors perceived as a campaign event when his visit was to show his appreciation for our troops and decided instead not to go,” Obama advisor, retired Gen. Scott Gration, said in a statement.
How about visiting the troops without the media tagging along, then it wouldn't look like a campaign event. Senator Obama is spending $5 on advertising during the Olympics, but won't visit wounded soldiers on his campaign's dime? Apparently, it's more important for him to have the media take pictures of him at the Ritz Carlton gym lifting weights, than to take a moment leave the press behind and talk to the people who defend this country.

NBC and Hot Air are now confirming that Obama did not visit the troops because press would not be allowed to also attend.
Why Obama snubbed the troops: no photo op allowed
MSNBC First Read

Obama No Cameras Then No Troops

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hillary Supporter for McCain

Clinton or/for McCain Graphics

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Hillary or McCain - Black and White

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Clinton or/for McCain Graphics and Posters

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Obama Iraq

Obama Iraq

Protests Planned for Denver

Several different groups are planning protests for the Democratic Convention in Denvers.

Nancy Armstrong a No Deal representative is actively organizing bloggers who are willing to travel to Denver for the convention. Bloggers who want to participate can contact her at

Puma on the other hand is holding a pre-convention meeting to make plans for Denver.
The Pre-Convention PUMA Conference (PCPC) will be held on August 8-10 at the Marriott Wardham Hotel, the scene of the crime.

The purpose of PCPC will be to organize PUMA for the purposes of the Denver convention and to define our role going forward. We see great potential in PUMA as being an organization that keeps an eye on the major parties. Right now, there is no particular entity whose responsibility it is to make sure that the parties play by the rules. There is no group that holds the party players accountable to the voters for the decisions they make and the propaganda they generate. PUMAs are now to assume the mantle of responsibility that others have abandoned. We will become the referees. We hope to represent the voice of the voters who will give democracy back to the electorate. We want to make sure that our votes are counted, our primary results are respected, and what is important to us is recognized and included in party platforms. And unlike more ideologically motivated groups that have sprung up in the last several years, it is our desire to find that place where most Americans are and base our positions on principle, and to survey the political landscape from those principles, in order to resist the cults of personality and fad movements which have siphoned our strength and diminished our role as voters.

A Denver Revolt

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tensions remain between Obama and Clinton supporters

Tensions remain between Obama and Clinton supporters the Raw Story reports,
“However, I need to make a decision in the next few months as to how I manage that since I’m running against John McCain, which takes a lot of time,” Obama said. “If women take a moment to realize that on every issue important to women, John McCain is not in their corner, that would help them get over it.”

Some Clinton supporters in the room expressed distaste for the Senator’s use of the phrase, “Get over it,” and described it as “dismissive” and “off-putting.”

Obama and Clinton have agreed to hold another secret meeting on June 26, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Clinton Supporters Voting for McCain

Clinton Supporters Voting For McCain

No Unity / No Obama Articles

Clinton Supporters Offer to Help McCain - The Atlantic

Clinton Supporters will Defect - Drudge Report

How Many Hard Core Clinton Supporters will Defect? - Tampa Bay

Poll: Some Clinton Supporters Still Not Embracing Obama - CNN

Hillary Supporters Are Still Not Supporting Obama - Political Lore

John McCain finds cheerleader to rattle Obama - Times Online UK

Clinton's supporters not yet reconciled to vote for Obama - The Economic Times

Obama Strikes First - Real Clear Politics

Who's Smearing Whom - Politico

Obama said oops on 6 state Senate votes - L.A. Times

Obama's Public Funding Reversal Shows Character Flaw - USA Today

Mr. Obama's Waffle - Washington Post

Obama to 'Refine' Iraq Plan - Politico

Obama Struggles to Explain Iraq Stance - ABC

Obama Voters Protest His Switch on Telecom Immunity - NYT

Obama's Dodge on Handguns - Washington Post

The Ever Malleable Mr. Obama - Washington Post

The Two Obama's - NYT

A Man of Seasonal Principles - Real Clear Politics

Notes from the DLC: Obama Disses the Centrists - Time

Hill Yes! O No! - Washington Post

McCain Hunts Clinton Supporters - CNN

Clinton Supporters Protest Outside Obama Finance Meeting in DC - ABC Blog

Three Weeks Later Still No Unity in Unity - Hot Air

Obama's Get Over It Moment with Women - NYT Caucus Blog

“P.U.M.A” (Party Unity My A**) - Fox Greta Wire

Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must 'kiss my ass' for his support -
Telegraph UK

Bill Clinton Tells Friends Obama Can Kiss His Butt - Fox News

Clinton supporters plan DNC rules committee protest - You Decide 2008

Democratic Party Poised for an Ugly End - CBS News

Will Clinton's Base Jump to McCain? - AP

McCain Jobs for America

McCain Jobs for America

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cristi Adkins at Clintons 4 McCain

One of the leaders of the No Unity movement is Cristi Adkins. Stephen Maloney at McCainNow writes about her...
Who on earth is Cristi Adkins? She's a media communications guru who is one of the founders of the Hillary Supporters from McCain groups, a huge and growing movement. Cristi is tough, outspoken, knowledgable, and more a tad ruthless. In short, I adore her because she's a lot like me.

You can find Cristi's comments, videos, and opinions at Clintons 4 McCain, which I've asked everyone (with some cajoling, begging, and pleading) to join. It now has well over 1500 members, but one important thing you'll note is that it always has about seven times as many visitors online as members. Clintons4McCain is important to the Senator's election.
Cristi Adkins has been on Fox News
Cristi Adkins is also discussed at Free Us Now
Cristi Adkins from Clintons4McCain first published at rambling web.

Clinton for McCain Radio Network

Press Release from Clintons 4 McCain

Washington, DC - Working to empower voters nationwide, the maverick group of Hillary Clinton supporters, Clintons4McCain, has launched a new weekly radio show. The interactive 60-minute show, originating from cities across the United States, will focus on politics and current affairs ignored by the Main Stream Media. The show will air every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm EST on the BlogTALKRadio network. Anyone with a computer can listen from anywhere in the world at and listeners can take part in the conversation by calling (347) 633-9273.

The Clintons4McCain radio show will include interviews with nationally-known newsmakers and Washington insiders, plus allow disaffected voters to voice their frustrations over the 2008 Democratic primary season. "Our goal is to educate voters, help shape America's future and to do the job the American media should have been doing all along," said the group's founder, Cristi Adkins.

Adkins, featured on the Fox News Channel, CNN, the Washington Post and dozens of other media outlets, will join other concerned voters - Anne Franklin and Peter Boykin - as rotating hosts for the show. "People don't think their voice matters," said Carlson. "This show will allow voters to express their viewpoints and take a stand against this year's unjust and fraudulent election process."

Opponents have accused Clintons4McCain members of being republican operatives, a charge the group finds amusing. "We're real voters - Democrats, Independents and moderate Republicans" said Anne Franklin. "Clinton is our first preference. If, somehow Hillary pulls off the nomination before August, we'll no longer be Clintons4McCain, we'll be Clintons4Hillary!"

Peter Boykin says, "It's no secret that many Hillary supporters are extremely disgruntled over Barack Obama being "anointed" the Democratic presidential nominee by special interest groups, not elected by American voters. That's why we're seeing an ever-growing coalition of groups banding together, fighting to take America back!"

For more information about Clintons 4 McCain, visit their website at If you'd like to suggest interview topics or schedule guest speakers, email Catherine Couch at or contact Cristi Adkins at Registration for BlogTalkRadio is easy, just go to

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The No Unity Report

The No Unity Report has launched. It will keep track of the 'No Unity' movement within the Democratic party from an outside perspective. The No Unity Report provides main stream media reports on this movement, including clips of 'No Unity' or 'Puma' members stating their case on the news. Readers are encouraged to submit news stories.