September 17, 2004


Obama's Windy City Times ad (Illinois Leader, September 16, 2004

Right before the 2004 primary, Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama took out an ad in the Windy City Times, Chicago's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender weekly publication. [...]

The ad indicated Obama's positions on important social issues, as quoted:

# Opposes Constiutional [sic] amendment to ban gay marriage

# Supports repeal of Defense of Marriage Ad

# Chief co-sponsor of Human Rights Bill in Springfield

# 100% Pro-Choice voting record

# The only candiate [sic] with a legislative record

# Supports expansion of hates crimes legislation

# Supports repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2004 12:55 PM

Hopefully Keyes will make an ad out of this but I'm afraid nothing will derailed Obama (the anointed one).
Jack Ryan must be po'ed - if he had been able to stay in he would probably be doing a lot better than Keyes is.

Posted by: AWW at September 17, 2004 1:29 PM

Sounds like a reasonable guy.

Posted by: Tom C, Stamford,Ct. at September 17, 2004 1:30 PM

Rather the same story in our city: Democrats can no more win without the alternate-life-style set than Republicans could withourt the NRA

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 17, 2004 1:57 PM

Who ever said Obama was a moderate? I've always heard him described as a closet Marxist.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 17, 2004 2:19 PM

What are you talking about AWW? Don't you see the numbers on this post 19-1. Like George Tenet said this is a slam dunk.

Posted by: h-man at September 17, 2004 2:36 PM

The score may be 19-1, but this is pre-season and doesn't count for the final standings.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 17, 2004 3:03 PM

Militant secularists and death lobby apologists, like Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, think of Obama as a moderate and Keyes as a dangerous lunatic. Here is my post about this email exchange he had last month with Jill Stanek, the R.N. who quit her job at Christ Hospital after witnessing the practice of leaving babies to die on a table after attempted late-term abortions failed.

A bill (Born Alive Infant Protection Act) was introduced to force hospitals to attempt to save such babies, but Obama bravely voted 3 times against it. Zorn cynically accuses Stanek of trying to "win the abortion debate by redefining terms". That's pretty rich, coming from anybody who labels themselves "pro-choice", a term invented by pro-abortion types to, well, win the abortion debate by redefining terms. I find it hard to believe that anybody could listen to this debate and worry mostly about redefining terms, instead of, you know, babies dying unattended on tables in a hospital named "Christ". The mind reels.

Posted by: Jeff Brokaw at September 17, 2004 3:18 PM

Obama certainly seems to be anti-spellcheck.

Posted by: PapayaSF at September 17, 2004 5:18 PM

>I find it hard to believe that anybody could
>listen to this debate and worry mostly about
>redefining terms, instead of, you know, babies
>dying unattended on tables in a hospital
>named "Christ".

There's an essay over in the archives at Eject! Eject! Eject! that explains it.

Most of these guys are college-educated in degrees like English or Semantics -- those that detach you from reality and leave you able to stay in academia without never needing to grow up. All they know is words within words within words, NOT the reality behind them. They fight for dominance by defining and redefining and deconstructing everything into a matter of semantics and terminology, i.e. into abstract words. Now they are on their turf, and they can use their advantage in the only thing they know how to do -- spin words -- to win. And more important, to make sure YOU LOSE.

It's a primate dominance fight, except with deconstruction and redefinition and semantics instead of flinging crap and howling and biting. But the goal is the same: "I WIN! YOU LOSE! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!"

Posted by: Ken at September 17, 2004 6:44 PM

"# Supports expansion of hates crimes legislation"

You forgot a [sic]. Understandable, given the plethora of mistakes.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at September 17, 2004 8:24 PM

The Illinois debates will be hosted in the Jerry Springer studios.

Posted by: andy at September 18, 2004 9:58 AM