ObamaNation: Indulging in Lobster & Caviar Definitely Combats ‘Obama Bucks’

Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been living it up at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria, according to New York Post‘s Page Six.

The gossip column claims that “at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne.”

While Blindie’s sure that these indulgences won’t combat the criticism that he’s an elitist, we’re certain that they’ll combat those ridiculous “Obama Bucks” and the “United States Food Stamps,” which were sent out by a Republican women’s club with a photo of Obama surrounded by fried chicken, watermelon and ribs!

Color on the Cover: Barack Obama Appears on Men’s Vogue

Asking “will his steadiness be his Achilles’ heel?” Men’s Vogue puts Sen. Barack Obama on their November 2008 “visionaries” issue.

Referencing his 2006 cover story for the magazine, Obama said, “You don’t want just to be the president… You want to be a great president.”

Oh, how we’re crossing our fingers that he will be that president.

ObamaNation: Poll Says One-Third of White Democrats See Blacks as ‘Lazy’ or ‘Violent’

If the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll, Barack Obama could lose the race because one-third of white Democrats “harbor negative views toward blacks.”

Calling blacks “lazy,” “violent” or responsible for their own troubles, 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks.

“There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesn’t mean there’s only a few bigots,” said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the survey.

Twenty percent of all whites felt the word “violent” strongly applied to blacks when present with a list of positive and negative adjectives. Among other words, 22 percent agreed with “boastful,” 29 percent “complaining,” 13 percent “lazy” and 11 percent “irresponsible.”

Although this prejudiced group isn’t as large as the non-prejudiced group, this percentage could still cost Obama the White House–and all we’ll have for the next four years is a flip-flopping, character-warping President and his gun-wielding, moose-hunting, inexperienced VP.

Confessions of an ObamaVoter: McCain vs. Obama in the Ultimate Convention Speech Off

The nomination acceptance speeches for both Barack Obama & John McCain were telling moments for their race for the White House.

Obama shattered expectations with an oratory masterpiece, while McCain managed to survive the night with the support of two crutches: his POW biography and sassy VP pick Sarah Palin.

When Obama’s moment came, he wiped the GOP’s character attacks of him off the map: Celebrity? Patriotism? Toughness? All arguments revealed to be nothing more than child’s play–the retorts in this speech were so delicious!!!

After a solid Joe Biden VP pick, a successful DNC, and Obama’s game changing speech, the Republicans had to make a desperate move in order to compete…that’s where VP pick Sarah Palin came in.

This pro-life, moose hunting, hockey mom-ing, miss congeniality-winning, right wing firecracker came out with venom for Obama, electrifying her base with an effective, substance free, biting performance. She gave the cowboy hat-wearing GOPs an early climax at the convention…and McCain put them to sleep afterwards.

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VIDEO: Barack Obama’s Historical Moment At The 2008 DNC

I get it, I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I don’t fit the typical pedigree, and I haven’t spent my career in the halls of Washington.
But I stand before you tonight because all across America, something is stirring. What the nay sayers don’t understand is that this election has never been about me, it’s been about you.

Barack Obama said during his historic speech—which was made 45 years to the day since Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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LA Times Columnist Says Obama’s Candidacy Has Yet to Result in Meaningful Progress

A Los Angeles Times Opinions contributor wrote about the historical aspects of Barack Obama’s candidacy, claiming “whether his candidacy (or presidency) is a turning point beyond the racial symbolism remains to be seen.”

The writer Erin Aubry Kaplan also notes that although Obama is not running “as a ‘black’ candidate,” he “should certainly address issues of concern to African Americans, not simply because he’s one of us (though that helps) but because such issues impact all of us. The state of black people has always been a barometer of how well America is fulfilling its democratic ideals.”

Ending her column, Kaplan writes, “We can congratulate ourselves for having a black candidate, but that candidate can’t identify too much with other black people or he risks losing his appeal, magic or whatever. It’s the same old game America has always played, defining the limits and qualifications of blackness to its liking and comfort level. That’s not justice.”

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Cynthia McKinney Nabs Green Party Presidential Nomination

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, 53, has been nominated as the presidential candidate for the liberal environmentalist Green Party, according to CNN.

Green Party spokeswoman Scott McLarty said McKinney, who represented a suburban Atlanta, Georgia, district for six terms as a Democrat, getting to the White House is a “long shot,” but said, “Every vote that she gets helps the Green Party.”

“The United States needs an alternative party,” McLarty said. “The narrow two-party system we have right now has not served us very well.”

The most successful Green party presidential nominee was Ralph Nader, who, in 2000, drew nearly 3 percent of the vote. Nader is running again this year as an independent.

FLASHBACK: In 2006, Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Robin Givhan dedicated an entire column to McKinney’s hair, which “appeared to be standing all over her head” during a press conference called by McKinney, who attempted to explain an altercation she had with a police officer.

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