As with many scoops by Matt Drudge and The Daily Caller, last night's release of an Obama video was BREAKING NEWS. In the sense that after looking at the "exclusive," you realize there are neither enough heads nor desks to slam ones head against, to break through the stupidity of the pre-debate news cycle and enter the sweet sleep of unconsciousness.
The tape of then-Senator Barack Obama speaking about Hurricane Katrina at Hampton University represents an exclusive, in that it's exclusively for people who are unaware that the media covered this speech in 2007. As for the video's contents, it unveils one shocking fact: Barack Obama was black in 2007, may in fact still be black today — and Fox News is ON IT…
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Caller, Drudge Report, Fox News, Matt Drudge, Racism
In response to the release of a tape showing Mitt Romney performing his best caricature of Mitt Romney, Republicans have returned to the time-tested refrain of look over there Barack Obama once said a thing.
What is this thing, which Obama once said, that the Drudge Report is now hawking and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus finds "telling?" It's a tape of an October 19, 1998 conference at Loyola University, in which Obama shows himself to be a centrist technocrat…
"The Chicago Housing Authority has not been a model of good policy making. Neither necessarily have been the Chicago Public Schools. What that means then is that as we try to resuscitate this notion that we're all in this thing together, leave nobody behind, we do have to be innovative and thinking what are the delivery systems that are actually effective and meet people where they live. And my suggestion, I guess would be that the trick, and this is one of the few areas where I think there are technical issues that have to be dealt with as opposed to just political issues. I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure everybody's got a shot."
Tags: Barack Obama, Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Money, Reince Priebus
Somebody bust out the siren, because Matt Drudge has a hot story he's preparing to break wide open!
Developing! What will it develop into, I wonder! Maybe it'll turn out that Rush Limbaugh says Obama really hates this country. Maybe we'll discover that Rush Limbaugh opines that Obama loathes this country! Who can tell?!
This is history in the making, people!!!
Tags: Barack Obama, Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh
With Mitt Romney's relationship with Bain Capital at the center of a controversy in which it appears very important to determine whether Romney was a chronic tax-advoider who made millions investing in firms that outsourced jobs until 1999 or if Romney was a chronic tax-advoider who made millions investing in firms that outsourced jobs until 2002, it was time for someone to create a distraction.
Along came The Drudge Report to claim that there's a new frontrunner to be Mitt Romney's running mate: Condoleezza Rice.
But is the Condi rumor really the best the Romney camp can do to distract the media from lesser topics (I mean, c'mon, who among us hasn't forgotten when we were CEOs of major firms?)? Neither are going to become vice president, but you can decide whether Rice or an actual shiny balloon would have made a more worthwhile distraction.
Mitt Romney Condi Rice Shiny Balloon * Only supports the abortion of his previous opinions on abortion. * Pro-choice. * On abortion and other issues, willing to go wherever the wind takes it. * Unclear where he spent the years 1999-2002. Doesn't like to talk about it. * Spent 2001-2002 helping to plan the Iraq War. Doesn't like to talk about it. * Spent 1999-2002 doing Bar Mitzvahs. Doesn't like to talk about it. * His money has extensive foreign policy experience. * Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State * Has traveled wherever the wind has taken it. * Reminds people of the guy who fired them. * Reminds people of the Bush Administration. * Reminds people of birthday parties! * Can distract people with the squareness of his children's jaws. * Can distract people with classical piano technique. * Distracts people because it's shiny.
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Tags: Condoleezza Rice, Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Mitt Romney, Veepstakes
After his triple primary win two weeks ago, Santorum is finally achieving mainstream appeal. But in order to retain the support of moderate Republicans, he has to fight the image of being a medieval religious zealot.
Conservative blogger and avowed Romney supporter Matt Drudge isn't making things easier for the candidate. Today the Drudge Report featured quotes from Rick Santorum's nutty sermon to students at Ave Maria University in 2008…
"Satan has his sights on the United States of America!" Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.
"Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition"…
"This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country — the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?… He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions."
Hmm. Looks like that list of crazy Santorum quotes might need a bit of an update.
There's been a lot of speculation about why Rick Santorum always wears thick sweater vests. I guess they just help him ward off the Devil.
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Tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Satan