Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Letter/Email for the Adversary of Senator Obama

We each receive emails and visit websites that are very anti-Senator Obama. Below is an email you can use to refute the negative and put these people on the side of Change.

I caucused in Iowa and because of that effort, and the effort of other Iowan's supporting Senator Obama, his road to the White House began. This is a man I believe in and believe that he may not be able to "Change" all that he wants, but his positive attitude, professional demeanor and honorable character will strengthen our country. Please feel free to use this (below) to help grow and strengthen Senator Obama's election campaign:

Your future, our future depends on the upcoming Presidential election. I understand your concerns over Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama and your need to feel you must support a candidate other than Senator Obama.

The road to the White House is long and arduous but can be made easier by a unified Democratic party. If we are divided amongst ourselves our future is in peril. We are one in the same – democrats, republicans and independents. We all want a stronger America, a renewed face in the eyes of the world of leadership, compassion and fairness. A new direction. We are all united in the fact that we did not receive this under President Bush’s administration.

There are rumors about Senator Obama’s past. I urge you to check each rumor out – there are several sites which are excellent sources:








I truly believe Senator Obama offers a path to unity, truth, a strong democratic party and a new direction for the United States. Please come join us and help stop the division. United We Stand, Divided we Fail. I invite you a visit our web site at and help reshape the future.

Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo Supporter of Senator John McCain

Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo Supporter of Senator John McCain

Ok, so Senator John McCain has tried to hammer Barack Obama today for having Washington Legend Jim Johnson on a team assembled to find a VP candidate for Senator Barack Obama, when as it turns out, Johnson got a mortgage loan from Countrywide Financial and a good one reportedly due to his relationship with the CEO Angelo Mozilo.

Of course, that has nothing to do with the campaign or Barack Obama. Yet, the McCain staffers and McCain have pounced on this bit of news and Senator Obama accepted Johnson's resignation today.

Well, I guess that means Senator John McCain should give back the $1,000 Angelo Mozilo gave to him. That's right. Angelo Mozilo, the CEO of Countrywide Financial, is a supporter of John McCain and gives money only to Republican candidates.

I found this news about Mozillo over at

It seems that Mozillo has given to first Rudy Giuliani, then Elton Gallegy, who was running for Congress, and Mary Bono. He lives in Westlake Village, CA. Mozillo has not given, nor the Barack Obama seek, a donation.

So while Barack Obama has no connection to the head of the firm under Federal investigation in the subprime lending controversy, John McCain does. McCain was also one of the focal points of the Keating Five Scandal.

CNN Not On Clinton Media Enemies List

The New York Times reports that The Clinton Campaign -- we can refer to them in capital letters -- has a media enemies list that includes Matt Drudge, MSNBC, including Keith Oldermann (no surprise there), and Chris Matthews (some surprise there), but I noticed no mention of CNN or anyone connected with Cable News Network.

This confirms my assertion that CNN has long been a supporter of the Clinton campaign. Indeed, one could state that CNN had been an ememy of the Obama Campaign, and long to support him.

They're in trouble now!

Obama VP Vetter Jim Johnson Steps Down

It was just announced on several TV Networks that Jim Johnson, the Washington legend picked to help find a VP candidate or set of them for Barack Obama, has just stepped down. This after revelations that Johnson took a set of loans from Countrywide Financial, which has a bad mark on Washington for their involvement in the sub-prime lending controversy.

I think that's a great move and stops a small problem, but a problem, for the campaign. Apparently, he got a good loan deal because of his relationship with the firm's CEO.

But also Johnson had good credit to get that loan to start with.

Johnson did nothing legally wrong. It's all politics. But hey, look at John McCain's VP vetters. I think one of them had problems with the Federal Elections Commission.


John McCain Says That Number Of Troops In Iraq Not Too Important

In a statement that's due to cause the self-swiftboating of his presidential campaign, Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain just stuck his foot in his mouth on, of all places, The Today Show, said to host Matt Lauer, that the number of troops in Iraq was "Not Too Important."


Tell that to the parents and lovers of the soldiers over there. Tell that to those who wonder when they will ever be able to come back home. Tell that to American who fear the loss of more lives!

That's totally nuts. Look, yeah, I'm for Barack Obama, but I had respect for John McCain. Now it's wanning. That was a terrible thing to say.

White Women And Obama - Tim Wise' Open Letter On Counterpunch

White Women And Obama - Tim Wise' Open Letter On Counterpunch

Tim Wise, a contributor to the website "Counterpunch", wrote a great column essentially taking any "White Woman" to task for stating they will vote for McCain over Obama, stating
"You are not thinking and acting as women, but as white people. So here's the first question: What the hell is that about?"

And then masterfully following with:
"And you wonder why women of color have, for so long, thought (by and large) that white so-called feminists were phony as hell? Sister please...

Your threats are not about standing up for women. They are only about standing up for the feelings of white women, and more to the point, the aspirations of one white woman. So don't kid yourself."

You've got to read the whole thing. But what I do find really troubling is to what degree we allow open racism to be expressed without challenge. Racism is a proven mental illness that should not be tolerated. It wrecks economic development, causes the inhuman treatment of people, and harms even the very people who practice it, which is why it's a mental illness.

This election does come down to this: if you're intelligent at all, you can see people as individuals, and vote for Barack Obama. If you're not smart at all, and tend toward racism or racist thought, you're going to back McCain.

It's that simple.

In closing, check out Tim's column with a click here.

Gary Vaynerchuk Gets Kidnapped By Melissa Pierce - Why Do I Care?

Ok. I now know who Gary Vaynerchuk is, but it took an email directed at me to get my attention regarding a blogger -- like me -- from what turns out to be a directed press release to me to not only know that Gary Vaynerchuk was kidnapped by Melissa Pierce of "Life In Perpetual Beta" (LIPB) but to realize that, first, I didn't care, but then I did.

For a different reason.

It is a study in what web communications professionals can and will do to gain your eyeballs. This one -- their effort -- cost at least $100 to do because they used and no, this is not an ad for that.

But in the blogsphere, almost everthing is an "ad" even if it's just the expression of an idea. Like this one: does Melissa or Gary know anyone of color? Would love to see some people of color in their videos! But since I've never seen Gary's stuff, what do I know?

But I've seen Melissa's...

Something else I discovered is I like the way Melissa's site is designed and laid out. But I also realize I need to go back to "three minute vlogging." Not that I ever stopped, just haven't done it much. I like using video to help others tell their stories. And I like to use video to help make a difference, like getting Senator Barack Obama elected President; I'm not sure LIPB does that or even will be at the DNC Convention.

But it's interesting!