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The Obama tape

The Obama tape

A timely reminder that we still don’t really know Obama

The Daily Caller has posted this video, from a speech given by Obama. Parts of the speech have been seen before. (Full speech video here.)

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.

So what do you think?

The Daily Caller then compares Obama’s praise for Wright with other public statements distancing himself:


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When the Daily Caller blandly says things like, “racially charged,” “angry,” “undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image,” and compares it to an “Al Sharpton rally,” it must be really, really bad.

The MSM must be fit to be tied.


    theduchessofkitty in reply to CalMark. | October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I’m sure Rush is watching this with great interest…

    GrumpyOne in reply to CalMark. | October 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    The MSM won’t pay any attention and will in fact try to divert you to other “pressing” matters that fit in with their agenda.

    None of this comes as a surprise to me as the administration’s goals have been clear from the outset. Those goals have nothing in common with my wishes and probably most everyone else’s for that matter.

    This is going to totally change the race (no pun intended!). Time to load up on “Romney wins” shares at intrade!!!

    It is no surprise to those of us paying attention the last four years, but it might shock a few of those people who have not been paying attention. And those are swing voters. So get these clips out there. They are Barack Obama’s own words. Let him own them.

My deepest fear, and my gut instinct, is that a majority of Americans will, for whatever reason, care as much about this as a majority of Bay Staters care about what a charlatan Lizzie Warren is.

In 1992, a man running for president had to say that he’d smoked but hadn’t inhaled pot in order to be a viable presidential candidate. That was only 20 years ago.

The next four years will decide whether there is another 20 years.

    “Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

    This certainly explains the Obama Administration’s response to ice storms in Tennessee in early 2009 … Obama showed no interest, wouldn’t visit it or even declare it a disaster zone.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Neo. | October 3, 2012 at 4:23 am

      And he gave Jindal the run around after the oil spill because Jindal, a person of non-pallor, belongs to the “wrong” political party. Petty, small-minded, vicious little badger is Obama.

theduchessofkitty | October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

One word that keeps coming up from viewing the tape: “Hypocrite!”

Hey Harry Reid, what kind of dialect is that?

Watching Tucker Carlson on Hannity right now. He’s doing a good job.

I can’t believe Obama’s accent!!

In only one example of being his usual hypocritical, lying self…the most recent…Obama ignored the folks impacted by Hurricane Isaac until Romney went there first. Otherwise, Obama had NO plans to go. There are other examples where Obama completely ignored victims of natural disasters…flood victims in Iowa in 2012, flood victims in Tennessee in 2010, etc. The man does NOTHING that is not related to furthering his own ambitions, doesn’t give a crap about anyone or anything besides his own self.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Mosonny. | October 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    That’s why I said, “Hypocrite!”

    logos in reply to Mosonny. | October 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Obama also ignored Kentuckians struck by an ice storm in 2009, which left 700,000 homes without electric power for two weeks.

    Michelle Malkin asked: Will President Obama leave his 77-degree-heated Oval Office and visit the Kentucky ice storm disaster area? Over/under?

    (answer: Obama did not leave his 77 degree heated White House to survey the damage or offer help to those without electricity in February.)

    1. Iirc Bobby Jindal complained that the federal government was slow to respond to his requests for emergency resources as Isaac approached.

    2. Romney speechwriters should be preparing scripts for all the Republican governors affected by disasters that Obama ignored.

    3. The timing of the video release is puzzling because the debate will distract attention from it.

The MSM tweeting furiously that this is an old Youtube video that has been covered before. Unfortunately for them, this is the full version not the edited short version that Prof Jacobson linked.

So they are already reacting before they have seen it. Isn’t that special?

The black accent doesn’t bother me; most of the black people whom I know change their pronunciations depending on whether they are talking to white people or black people.

This does, however, expose several of Obama’s lies – that of being a racial healer and that of not being intimately associated with Rev. Wright being the two most obvious ones. And I think (although this may be wishful thinking) that this could cause a ten-point swing in the election – from perhaps 51-49 Obama to 54-46 Romney. My faith in the American people has been sorely tested over the past four years. This is the biggest test yet.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Iowa Jim. | October 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I don’t. I only change register when talking to people who may not understand a certain type of vocabulary.

    Squires in reply to Iowa Jim. | October 3, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I think the question you’re failing to ask is, “Where would Obama even have picked that accent up?”

    Judging by how badly he pulls it off, I’d say, “He didn’t.”

    Shades of Hilary’s own Sudden Onset Accent Syndrome.

    See also Kerry the Confabulator’s: “Can I get me a hunting license?

      creeper in reply to Squires. | October 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Exactly. It’s not even a good fake accent. “Me” is pronounced “meh” but the classic Southern word “Ah” for “I” is nowhere in there.

      This reminds me of a comment my stepfather made about my hair when I was in my late teens…”She’s changed the color of it so often even the roots are confused.”

If he was not on edge about tomorrow night before this, he will be now. It’s a shot over the bow.

NC Mountain Girl | October 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

to quote Paul Krugman from back in the days when he was covering Bill Clinton’s butt for signing the welfare reform act, “you can’t exploit people who don’t work.”

In economic terms that is true. In political terms corrupt race baiting black demagogues have been exploiting black voters for decades. Like their kindred spirits in the PLO and the IRA they like to keep a critical mass of their people inflamed, impoverished and ignorant.

This was over-hyped. It is not a bombshell. Damaging, perhaps, but most people will ignore it because the MSM will either ignore it or make the story how the right overplayed old news.

I want Obama gone as much as anyone, and I’ve followed the stuff on Obama’s radical side for years.

There is just not enough new here to justify the build up. It’s a dud, not a game changer.

    Mercyneal in reply to CatoRenasci. | October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Obama’s odd Southern accent alone is damaging in itself.

      jdkchem in reply to Mercyneal. | October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Considering he’s spent about as much time in the South as I’ve spent in Kenya.

        sybilll in reply to jdkchem. | October 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

        I needed a spew warning for that one my friend. Funny how I saw Herman Cain in my very, very blue Southern town back in March, but Obama would not come here if we paid him in Titleist1 golf balls.

      logos in reply to Mercyneal. | October 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

      “Obama’s odd Southern accent alone is damaging in itself.”

      Oh, I wouldn’t call it a Southern accent, preferring Harry Reid’s suggestion that Obama’s mass appeal was due to the fact that he is a light-skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wants to have one.

      Evidently, he can turn on either the White Voice for a crowd of White Voters or the Negro Dialect for a crowd of black voters at will, depending upon which is more politically favorable.

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

It could be so much better, but still comparing the interviews is brilliant.

Juan Williams is explaining to us what the greatest Orator of our Day really means when he’s speaking to an Elite Audience!

Romney Campaign hope you are paying attention … need a 15 second blurb from Mitt in the debate asking the President to please clarify and explain his racially divisive remarks.

    Mercyneal in reply to mgparrish. | October 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I don’t think Romney will go there. I don’t think he needs to. Obama’s remarks speak for themselves.

    The Rebel in reply to mgparrish. | October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    If Romney is asked to comment about this either in the debate or elsewhere, he will decline comment.

    The Romney campaign and Drudge are linked at the hip. Romney may have had something to do with the uncovering of the 40 minute tape. I am surprised that Tucker Carlson is involved.

    Key passages of the Oblahblah tape need to be translated to hard-hitting ads like the new Allen West ad.

    Don’t hold your breath.

    I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: if Romney wins, (hopefully), the MSM will lead him around by the nose.

    Prepare for it, because we’ll need to continually tug the other way. Thankfully, there is Ann Romney, the Enforcer.

This may help Obama by exciting his base. Anyway, what more can conservatives know and dislike about him? Will independents even hear of this outside the MSM echo chamber that will brush it off as “racist and 11th-hour desperate rehashing of old news”? Strange times, indeed. We have a liberation theologist, Islam-appeasing, demonstrably incompetent, lawless, lying, corrupt, financially illiterate oligarchic Socialist President who’s running neck and neck with a squeaky clean, religiously upright and indisputaby successful private and public sector executive. The country is divided not on whether we should summarily impeach Obama but on whether we should re-elect him. Where are we living?

There were few surprises in this tape.

Anybody who knows anything about Obama knows this about him already.

Of course, there are a lot of people who don’t know anything about Obama.

Gotta love that “shout-out” to Wright at 01:50 in the tape.

And is he really, really happy that that poor baby who was shot survived? If so, it would be a first.

Has Obama rebuilt New Orleans? Has he solved the problem of poverty in New Orleans? Did he waive the “Stafford Act?” If so, I missed it somehow.

Horse Hockey!

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Wait…. is Hannity about to toss Benghazi into the mix with photos of the earlier attacks? Or did I miss those earlier in the day?

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Erick Erickson‎ might have the money quote here:

The story is not that Obama said it, but that the media gives him a pass in a way a white Republican would not get a pass.

He’s correct and Tucker Carlson admitted it – this event was covered by the media and not only did they not own up that they knew the Wright rebuttal was false, but that they knew the depths of his racism.

theduchessofkitty | October 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I still remember when Rolling Stone magazine announced The One as “A New Hope”… Remember?

Yeah, the “Unifier” of America. The “Racial Healer”, the “Messiah”, “The One”…

Turns out he’s nothing but a bull$#!% artist.

Hopefully (and pardon the pun), the American Electorate realizes that…

No mention on CNN, ABC, NBC, or CBS. That tells you the impact. Film at 11…on second thought…no.

You’re absolutely right about the MSM ignoring it. I just checked the websites for the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Not a mention.

I watched the tape highlights on Hannity. I am underwhelmed. If those highlights are the highlights, this tape is pretty close to a big nothing.

    Mercyneal in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I think you’re wrong. The split screen motif, showing his different accents is very effective.

      george in reply to Mercyneal. | October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      He is black and lays the black accent on thick for a black audience ? Not too significant.

        Mercyneal in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        It’s very odd. Don’t recall any other President having two accents.

          curd0g in reply to Mercyneal. | October 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

          odd you can’t remember George Bush who sometimes a stronger Texas accent, sometimes not so much, but I guess that’s ancient history

          DemNoMore in reply to Mercyneal. | October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

          Oh, baloney, Curd. I was not an admirer of Bush; in fact, I did not believe anyone could be a worse President than he. Obviously Obama has proven me wrong about that. But one thing you cannot say about Bush is that he donned different accents or personalities depending on what audience he was speaking to. Another thing that I have to give Bush credit for — I may have thought many of his policies wrongheaded, but I never once questioned his love for this country. Now I never once question Obama’s love for himself.

        jdkchem in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        He’s black so obviously he has to lay on the accent. You might try becoming familiar with the terms huckster and sucker.

        As a white guy who is a much better basketball player than he is, I suppose that I’m as entitled to have a black accent as an oreo Hawaiian prep school grad who met his father once or twice.

        janitor in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        This is not an accent lapse. It’s a totally fake accent. This man was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, went to school in California, New York, and Massachusetts.

        Obama is an actor. Loves the Hollywood celebrity thing. He may be surrounded by ideologues but he’s a big fake, playing a game.

        creeper in reply to george. | October 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

        Yah, yah. Because for the first post-racial president it’s always about race…always.

    VetHusbandFather in reply to george. | October 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I hate to say it, but I kind of agree. I think this video would have been very effective in 2008 before everyone knew who Obama really was (especially the part about Rev. Wright). But four years later, everyone knows who Obama really is, and everybody already knows he’s closer to Wright then he made himself out to be in 2008. The scary part is that now moderates know who Obama really is, but there is still a lot of them that are willing to vote for him anyway. Will this video change their minds… I doubt it.

Is this it? Meh! We already knew he is a hypocritical bastard who has gone to great length to establish black street cred. This is just MS, PhD.

Wm, please take down the edited video. Is a distraction that makes folks jump over the link of the unedited vid. Looking at the short tape, I said ‘meh!’ Now, I’m gng to watch the full tape and bet the impact will be different.

With all the talk of Breitbart today, I think we’ve forgotten his lesson. (The GOP never learned it in the first place). That is – THE MEDIA. We shouldn’t be attacking Obama so much anymore, we should be attacking the media. They’re the secret to his success, the power behind the power — they’re his arterial blood flow and his immune-system antibodies. Undermine them, Obama goes down naturally. As Breitbart once said — Pelosi, Reid, Obama, they’re all “weak sisters”, nobodies, without the media.

The media is the surpassing enemy.

    texan59 in reply to raven. | October 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    raven – I’ll bet there won’t be one word on any of the morning shows on the alphabet channels. F-N-F will cover it. Mornin’ Java will poo-poo it and that’ll be it. Any hint of some R wanting to get his point out to the “media” will be met with scorn, disdain and no invite to
    the next tony Georgetown party.


This ship has long since sailed.

You know that “aahhh” kind of deep throated sound he makes between some sentences? That’s a device I’ve heard some pastors use. Obama knows his audience, he’s speaking to lots of pastors, and he’s wanting to impress on them that that the source of his words is the same as theirs: divine. Only, he is his own divinity.

Notice how he loses the faux southern accent sometimes? I think he’s channeling Jeremiah Wright, on the whole. He’s also going against the trend of black speakers and acting more like an Arab. By that, I mean he says one thing to one audience and another thing to another. Here, speaking to a black audience, he has no need to present that “unthreatening” persona he talked about needing when interacting with whites. He is full blown, full blast playing the angry black man to win his black audience.

The folks in Chicago whom he represented will tell you that what he said in that speech is meaningless because the bishop Obama represented put them out in the cold in a sub-zero Chicago winter, tossing them out of unheated buildings which lacked not only heat but water. The blacks who were moved out of those buildings and were never allowed back in, will tell you about how much Obama cares for the poor and for black people. He cared so much that he traveled 90 minutes one way to get to work so he wouldn’t have to live amongst them.

The only people Obama cares about, black or white, is those with money.

    But those folks in Chicago voted for him, didn’t they? And probably will again. This guy, and his continuing appeal, is a mystery to me.

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Oh darned – now wouldn’t it be fabulous to run with the Bishop housing story alongside that Katrina video all day tomorrow.

Remember Fox lives rent free in Valarie Jarrett’s head, screw her up for the day and he’s toast.


“we still don’t really know Obama”

Oh, I think we do…. >:-(

Obama talks about faith, but not in God, but in “one another”; humanistic and not theocentric faith. Christ is merely someone to whom he was introduced, not Lord and God. His sins “could be redeemed” rather than “are redeemed”. Not exactly a ringing endorsement or understanding of the Christian faith, is it? He talks about “power trumping principle” and being “long on rhetoric and short on follow through” and “don’t worry about trillions of dollars in debt, somebody else will pay for it.” These are all criticisms of Bush, down to Africa and AIDS, and none of these apply to Bush. They all apply to Obama. Romney, if he had the balls, should use those against Obama.

The “pundits want us to find someone to blame,” says the king of blame the other guy. The usual communist vision.

Obama is lying to his audience in this speech because he talked about 37 million poor and he himself has done more to impoverish millions more Americans. His solutions are all big government pablum. Not hard work but hand outs. He resents people building the home the want and wants someone, government, to build affordable homes. Communist.

1. I’ve read the extracts at the Daily Caller.

2. In a sense, this is a tit for tat to the 47% recording.

3. This does not end the election by a knockout. I don’t expect a knockout. Nevertheless, the Reagan-Carter contest ended decisively and it’s not known for sure what tipped the scales. This Obama speech might—might—foreshadow the same kind of scenario this year.

4. There is a clear opportunity here for the Romney campaign. Hopefully they will not either let it pass or, worse, use the occasion to shoot themselves in the foot.

5. Sorta OT: IMO this would have finished Obama in the 2008 primaries, and maybe in the general election as well. It’s surprising that it hasn’t surfaced until now. What gives?

Midwest Rhino | October 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

seems powerful to me … if well put together in a short commercial, by a super PAC.

The real Obama continues to call Americans racist, in alignment with Rev. Wright. Obama believes reparations would not go far enough. Putting all his racist comments together quickly and smoothly can show, it is Obama that is the racist, not the Tea partiers or conservatives that he constantly attacks as racist.

This shows Obama not as a uniter, but as a black liberation theology divider. It is Obama the professional agitator, telling blacks that whites hate and abuse them.

I keep harping on this, but Obama supported Zelaya’s attempted “dictatorship” in Honduras, uniting with Chavez and Castro. Wikileaks reveals the ambassador reported on Zelaya’s dark side. Black Liberation Theology aligned with the Sandinistas in the region. They were apparently also anti Catholic church, pro-Marxist.

This might be tied with Obama’s racism, but that is tied with his real commitment to Rev. Wright and Black Liberation Theology. The chain is strong.

The people of New Orleans didn’t receive generous federal aid after Katrina? Is he kidding? The feds were handing out debit cards in New Orleans (loaded with $3,000 “emergency” funds, courtesy of federal taxpayers) like they were Halloween candy. Many of those cards were later found to have been used in brothels, casinos, video stores, etc. There were also federal programs that paid displaced residents’ rent for them (some for years) when they re-located. There were also thousands of taxpayer-funded mobile homes that were provided to displaced residents as “temporary” housing, that many people were still living in (with taxpayers picking up the tab) for many years after Katrina.

But I guess the federal government failed the people of New Orleans because it did not provide them with competent local government — the type of local government that could have evacuated the most at-risk areas with all those empty buses they had sitting around, during that week before the storm hit. Oh if only we racist taxpayers had created and funded some federal programs to teach the poor of New Orleans how not to vote for corrupt and incompetent idiots to run their local and state governments, then much of the Katrina disaster could have been avoided.

Cradle to grave government spending to teach people how not to feed babies potato chips. Aren’t we spending WIC dollars to provide nutritious meals for babies? Don’t we offer pre-natal classes where young mothers are taught how to care for themselves and the baby? His point is government as the focus of our lives. Our god that he says is big enough to do a lot of stuff is not the Judaeo-Christian God; it is government. Obama’s audience are rubes.

Government’s gotta teach folks how to dress and how to behave on the job. Don’t we spend money on schools? Is not the responsibility of the school to prepare people for the work place? Why should we spend more money on another program when the great public education experiment is a failure.

He talked about the Community Reinvestment Act, redlining. When Obama sued Citibank to give loans to high risk people, he set the stage for the economic meltdown further advanced by Barney Frank and other Democrats, and finally engineered by George Soros in September, 2008. It’s all about give, give, give, give. Nothing Obama says is about work, work, work. It’s all about making the individual subject and supplicant to the state. Deep red diaper baby, full blown Communist.

He boasts about his opposition to the war in Iraq. He’s proud of it.

Obama says something no Christian would ever say, “we can finish God’s work on earth.”

All his talk signals clearly that Obama wants Americans on the Democrat plantation as slaves to his great god, Government. His slurred speech makes him sound either slightly drunk or high. Meaningless bullshit talk which confirms all we know of him.

We know Obama. He is a Communist, anti-American, anti-Semitic, race-baiting, power-hungry, megalomaniacal sociopath.

No dog-whistles here. This is holding the leash up and saying “who wants to go walkies!!?”

If, as some have suggested elsewhere, this was a diversion planted by the Chicago boys, their polls must be showing that the enthusiasm of the base is sagging precipitously. Sadly, this will perk them up.

    CalMark in reply to Moonbeam. | October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Of course, of course. Those BRILLIANT Democrats.

    Everything we think is bad for Obama is actually a game-changer FOR him, because it panders to his base. There is NOTHING, but NOTHING, we can say about him/show him saying or doing that will help us. Everything we think is negative helps Obama.

    Because it’s EXACTLY what the folks who voted for him in ’08 want to hear.

    Never mind that this will now enter (MSM suppression or not) the national consciousness. Yep, all those dispirited “Post-Racial Candidate” voters will no doubt jump right up and vote for him again, having heard this.


    1. Interesting notion. I’m not sure I buy it, but the underlying strategic concept shouldn’t be dismissed. The point is that, given Obama’s record, the leftist base won’t be aroused by attacking the Right, but by claiming that the Right is attacking them. To a great extent, the Democrats have already been doing this. It appeals to what the Left loves to do, i.e. play victim.

    2. According to Google, Obama declared his candidacy in February 2007. Dissing the suburbs in this June 2007 speech seems like a remarkably stupid thing for a Presidential candidate to do.

    Then again, Obama won his elections via a combination of dirty tricks and luck. The only time he faced competent opposition on a level playing field (Bobby Rush), he lost handily.

I didn’t have the stomach to surf over to the Idiots of MSNBC tonight to see them weeping, rending their pricey garments and squealing about Evil Republican WACISM…!!

But, be assured, tomorrow morning’s ‘narrative’ from the MSM-Lapdogs will be Racism…RACISM…WASCALLY WACISM..!!

I, for one, will LOVE their pain.

With the side by side comparison video, Saturday Night Live has no more excuses for not mocking Pres. Obama….every week…week in…week out…

Meh. Conservatives will froth. Liberals will equivocate and try to bury it. Undecideds will check their belly buttons for lint.

I am just surprised Univision didn’t break the story first — as American journalism has been outsourced.

These are the facts:


041,350,792 PAST 24 HOURS
1,031,651,732 PAST 31 DAYS
10,450,190,188 PAST YEAR

Yes, the hype was ‘preaching to the choir’, for some/most of us here but what about the other 41 million people who passed through Drudge today??

Bravo, Matt Drudge and The Daily Caller !!!!!!!

Lovely. With his fake black accent. What a panderer and total fraud.

Might there be a video out there of Obama speaking to a bunch of Imams?

yet still a statistical tie…

I don’t know what country I’m living in these days.

I want to return to the other side of the looking glass.

You know, I bet Obama is a better civil engineer than any of the civil engineers who worked on the reconstruction of New Orleans (or the World Trade Center, or Florida after Hurricane Andrew).

I bet Obama would have done a better job of overseeing those efforts than the people who oversaw them.


    CalMark in reply to gs. | October 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    When Katrina happened, I lived in Chicago. Boy, did Obama get a lot of press.

    Obama: Congress needs to hold hearings and punish whoever was responsible. Not School Bus Ray or Gov. “Firing Blanks” Blanco, of course; he meant Republicans in the Bush administration. Heavy emphasis on “punish.” Very Stalinesque, it sounded.

    That was the sum total of Obama’s contribution to the disaster.

Wow, I had no idea what a Indonesian/Hawaiian boarding-school accent sounded like. Now I know.

The two things which matter here are that Obama’s “frank speech on race” two months earlier is proven entirely phony for political purposes, and that the media will say absolutely anything to protect their hero.

    Hepcat in reply to Estragon. | October 3, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Obama’s “major speech on race” was given on March 18th 2008.

    The speech the Daily Caller just found was given on June 7th 2007.

Caveat: Prof. Jacobson, please don’t confuse my passion for disrespect, but “we still don’t really know Obama?”

The hell we don’t.

[…] The subhead to William A. Jacobson’s post on “The Obama Tape” pretty much summarizes the meaning of this whole kerfuffle as it provides A timely reminder that we still don’t really know Obama. […]

That’s nothing:

Hillary Quoting James Cleveland – “I Don’t Feel Noways Tired”

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 3, 2012 at 5:16 am

I still don’t get what some people are NOT getting, this video will do a LOT OF DAMAGE to Obama among wait for it. the white working class, in OH, PA, MI, WI.

Political junkies like us already know most of this stuff, but a lot of non-political junkies just tuning in have no clue about this stuff.

If this video swings 2-3% in OH that may be the difference between an Obama 2nd term and Romney being elected.

Obama is getting 46% of the White vote in OH. With this new race baiting, hate whitey video that could very well drop to 35%, and it may be enough to swing OH. And possibly even WI.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 3, 2012 at 5:32 am

Another thing from the video that just jumped out at me:

Hurricane Andrew wiped out much of Homestead, FL. A predominantly Mexican farm workers area.

Let’s put it this way, the people in FL who hear this tape, will have a fairly strong reaction to it.

With this and the Univision video Obama will lose about 10%-15% more of the Hispanic vote.

And if this video swings a few more working class whites in places like OH, PA, WI, MI, it may be enough to swing the election.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 3, 2012 at 5:38 am

Let me get this straight – we’re calling out Sean Hannity, Drudge & Tucker Carlson, all 3 whom have done, what I’d guess most of the posters here haven’t had the balls to do, which is once again call out this charlatan in the WH, in public.
The FAKE black “southern” accent, the incessant race baiting, fear mongering.

Yeah, they deserve our derision.

Go back to your Mom’s basement, eat your Cheetos, and watch Moaning Joe.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 3, 2012 at 5:46 am

Final comment because my blood is boiling. The race is TIED…all you have do is peel off a percent or two. You think working class whites, hispanics devastated in FL by Hurricane Abdrew etc like to hear a guy pandering with a fake accent telling people the Gov needs to ONLY help black people? This takes heat off Romney’s 47% comments that are already now priced in and if a superpac uses clips of this video in ads in battlegrounds it’ll drive down O’s #s.

I don’t think GAME CHANGER means what some of you think it means…

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 3, 2012 at 6:20 am

Obama grew up on the mean streets of Oahu, partying on the beach and smoking choom in BANK executive grandma’s house, i.e. he I can totally see where his accent is coming from.

Julian Gammon III | October 3, 2012 at 6:23 am

I predict that Ezra Klein and Journolist will deflect/ignore this video. The more important video is “Innocence of Muslims” – the cause of all the mideast violence. The MSM still controls the narrative.

Barry is just channeling his inner Barbara Bilingsley: “I speak jive.”

pablo panadero | October 3, 2012 at 7:43 am

I fully expect Obama to implode tonight, and I think his handlers know it as well. That is why they had that hastily planned Hoover Dam visit, so they can blame his performance on his handlers “not making the best use of the time availabe from a busy president”.

This time before the debate should be more of a strategy session on what points to make and what facts to have at the tip of your tongue, but this president needs to cram away 4 years of blatent neglect at understanding the basics of his decision. His handlers know that he is unsure, unstable, and very likely to lash out during the debate.

Bring the popcorn. This is going to be good.

Dear Mr. Obama:

Who is this “Geezez Krise” of whom you speak?


Oh, we know exactly who and what he is.

This tape just makes it clearer for those who have been generous in their reluctance to doubt what the man’s intentions are.

Of course if they’re watching what he does with any sense and logic, they’ve realized that what he says is not what he does and what he does seems to be consistently less than optimum for the country.

This tape shows the attitude and the reason for that disparity.

Those that wish evil upon our country have always known they must hide their true intent.

And Mr. Obama has paid large sums of money to hide his true intent and those who have invested in his success.


He has even been so blatant to place known citizens of these areas in critical positions within his administration.

Almost like he’s being GUIDED (or controlled).

That the Media could put all this together but doesn’t is an indication that they are also controlled by these selfsame regions and opinions or are in accord with them.

Since they are U.S. Citizens (for the most part) that makes their actions TREASON.

Why does anyone think this matters? The left will not budge. Obama could do or say anything and the polls will not reflect any change. The left will simply not allow the military to vote, cheat wherever and whenever they can (knowing they will not be prosecuted) and if that’s not enough the Soros strategy of Democrat Secretary of States for the various states will ensure they select the votes they want. Making sure the people who certify the votes and the results were Democrats was a Soros masterpiece and frankly I am jealous.

Edward Kennedy made sure they could import a new electorate and it worked. With motor-voter, no id voting, and illegals encouraged to vote openly by the Democrats we have passed the point of no return.

The Republican establishment fears and despises the grassroot TEA party to the point that they will collude with the Democrats on this. They would rather accept table scraps from the hard left than work with the true grassroots they neither understand nor like.

Face it, the elites are more like each other than not and have the illegal, dead, dependent, disqualified, and fictional vote locked up for the left and the independent vote convinced the right are redneck racists just waiting to turn back the clock to Cromwell’s England.

When I saw the events in Benghazi, Egypt, and Yemen did not move the polls at all I knew we were finished as a republic. For the left it’s ‘my party right or wrong’. Nothing, not Obama’s old speeches, Fast and Furious, not the Keystone pipeline, EPA Mengele experiments on humans, Brownshirts taking people away in the night, collusion with the Russians to disarm us, nothing, will make the left give up their support for their candidates.

Felons, race baiters, scandal mongers, and perverts are regularly selected and elected by Democrats. As a party they simply have no morals. They are willing to murder babies, side with our enemies everywhere, break our laws, subvert our institutions, allow criminals to terrorize our populace, destroy our economy as long as it furthers their personal or group interests by one iota. In fact, they feel anything is justified simply by that infinitesimal benefit.

We as a nation are finished. If you want to fight, go ahead. You’ll wind up exhausted, marginalized, broke, in jail or dead if you push it far enough or if you are effective. How do you know if you are effective? By how far they’ll go to stop you. If you’re not feeling any heat, you can figure you’re not even an irritant.

Unless Congress finds their collective courage and faces down Obama, Holder et al, we’re finished. When Watergate was going on I remember people wondering if Nixon would have Federal Officers oppose impeachment. Now? We might as well admit that nothing will get Obama impeached. Hundreds maybe thousands dead right across our border directly linked to his administration. Thousands dead and hostile governments installed all across the Middle East. The EPA doing Nazi type experiments on humans that they say ahead of time are lethal. What does congress do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Why aren’t we speculating about Obama using his Feds to oppose subpoenas? Because we know they’ll never be issued and if they’re issued they’ll never be enforced.

So go watch your videos of Obama nodding along with Wright while he says, “God Damn America!” or Obama praising a mass murdering terrorist or whatever other video comes out. He could be caught on tape selling drugs to school kids. It doesn’t matter. The left has this sewn up. Bet on it. If they don’t win they’ll cheat and they have all the force in the world backing them up.

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