Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Wright Stuff

Voice of Reason Bill Moyers interviews Reverend Jeremiah Wright--watch it here.

While it's a great interview, PBS will more than likely only reach the already-converted. The "America: Love It or Leave It" crowd will never be mollified--to them, any criticism of the USA is tantamount to treason.

But they probably weren't likely to vote for Senator Obama anyway, were they?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Baracky Balboa

Quote of the Day

"What he's going to do in this campaign is focus on what's important to the American people, on the jobs and the education. That's what the American people care about. They want to move into the future. They don't want to be diverted by side issues, and they're not going to let the Republican attack machine divert them."

Guess who said it, about whom, and when?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I guess my point would be that the fact that I'm raising issues accordant to the LGBT community in a general audience rather than just treating you like a special interest that is sort of off in its own little box - that, I think, is more indicative of my commitment. Because ultimately what that shows is that I'm not afraid to advocate on your behalf outside of church, so to speak. It's easy to preach to the choir; what I think is harder is to speak to a broader audience about why these issues are important to all Americans."
-- Barack Obama

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Obama and The Advocate

Barack's interview with The Advocate is here and it's a good start. My good buddy (and Hillary-leaning) blogger Rod 2.0 has a good recap here.

Like Rod, we're glad to see him opening up to interviews after an impressive track record mentioning queer issues not just in queer settings or fundraisers, but on the stump and to "mixed" audiences. The ads in gay papers were a good sign as well. But some have complained he needs to do more direct interviews, and he has responded to the call.

Obama's subsite devoted to LGBT issues is here.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

O-mentum Watch

(via Sullivan)

Bush: Worst. Presidency. Ever.

61% of Historians surveyed think so.

Swept Away

"The Clintons, man, they would lie on a stack of Bibles. Snipers? That's not misspeaking; that's some pure bullshit. I voted for Clinton twice, but that's over with. These old black politicians say, 'Ooh, Massuh Clinton was good to us, massuh hired a lot of us, massuh was good!' Hoo! Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins--they have to understand this is a new day. People ain't feelin' that stuff. It's like a tide, and the people who get in the way are just gonna get swept out into the ocean."

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Can Ya Guess?

"We are very interested in the primaries. Don't forget that Obama won in my state of Georgia. My town which is home to 625 people is for Obama, my children and their spouses are pro-Obama. My grandchildren are also pro-Obama. As a Super Delegate, I would not disclose who I am rooting for but I leave you to make that guess."
--Former President Jimmy Carter

Wednesday, April 02, 2008