John Lewis now supports Obama (for real this time)

Unless Monica got it wrong:

WASHINGTON — Georgia Congressman John Lewis told WSB-TV Channel 2’s Monica Pearson Wednesday that he is switching his support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.

Pearson met with Congressman John Lewis Wednesday afternoon in Washington. She was the only Atlanta TV reporter Lewis spoke to about his switch.

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  1. John Konop says:

    THIS WAS THE FINAL STRAW!

    Hillary Plays Race Card Again!

    Atlantic-This statement by Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams does not include a denial that said photograph was distributed by the campaign, which, perhaps, one can justify under the assumption that Williams doesn’t have access to the e-mail records of all 700 of her employees.

    To the contrary: she argues that the photograph is not offensive and that its publication and the Drudge/Plouffe reactions to it are distractions from “serious” issues.

    If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely. This is nothing more than an obvious and transparent attempt to distract from the serious issues confronting our country today and to attempt to create the very divisions they claim to decry. We will not be distracted.” OK — so someone (connected to the Clinton campaign?) circulated the photo because they wanted to show everyone how cool Obama looked in it… and the Obama campaign, for questioning the motive of the person who distributed it, is being offensive?

    SMEAR PHOTO

    http://controlcongress.com/uncategorized/hillary-plays-race-card-again

  2. Doug Deal says:

    John,

    Maybe it wasn’t about him looking like a Muslim, maybe it had more to do with the fact that he looked like a buffoon. If anyone thinks that that picture makes him look like he was a part of Al Qaeda, it would have to be the Chess Club division.

    To me, the photo is no different than the following:

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blpic-kerrybunnysuit.htm

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/images/life/dukakis.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/lm10.html&h=102&w=135&sz=71&tbnid=fI4yEQBQpuAJ:&tbnh=102&tbnw=135&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=1

    Amazing how little the press cared about people hitting Romney for being a Mormon, but go to amazing lengths to blow up a photo that virtually no one would have even seen into a huge “racial” incident. (Forgetting the fact that Islam isn’t a race).

  3. John Konop says:

    Doug this was from the RNC!

    CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party’s use of Barack Obama’s full name in a recent press release questioning the Illinois senator’s commitment to Israel.

    “The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics,” RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement. “We believe this election needs to be about the critical issues confronting our nation.”

    The statement in question, which was released Monday, said the state party is joining a “growing chorus of Americans concerned about the future of the nation of Israel…if Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is elected president of the United States.” It also included a photograph of Obama from a 2006 trip to Kenya in which he is dressed in traditional attire worn by area Muslims.

    The press release was sparked by recent praise for the Illinois senator from Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan, who has made several derogatory remarks about Judaism and has indicated his support for Obama. At Tuesday night’s MSNBC debate, Obama said he denounced those comments and did not seek Farrakhan’s support.

    On Wednesday night the party removed both the photo and the reference of Hussein from the statement after Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander called to express his belief that using them had become a distraction, Tennessee GOP Communications Director Bill Hobbs told CNN.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    What does that have to do with Hillary? The TnGOP were being idiots in thinking that photo was anything more than a picture of an awkward dork in “traditional” atire.

  5. John Konop says:

    Doug

    The GOP knows watching Billary when Obama gets attacked like this his poll numbers go up!

    Insults, apologies fuel Obama’s rise

    Politico-They are so sorry.

    In the course of the primary campaign, and perhaps in a preview of the fall election drama, Senator Barack Obama has accepted the apologies of three United States senators, a former senator, CNN and various lower-level supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton.

    Most of them have apologized for saying something insensitive about Obama’s race, his name, or his heritage. And the dynamic of outrage and offense this campaign has proved race to be a much touchier subject than gender. At times, Obama’s campaign has sought to downplay burgeoning outrage. At others, he’s stoked it for political advantage

  6. John Konop says:

    Bad day for Jack!

    Dan Abrams Nails Rep. Jack Kingston On ‘Lapel Pin’ Hypocrisy

    It remains idiotic to suggest that any of the people who are running for president lack the necessary patriotism to do the job, but in this great land of ours, we treasure the freedom of speech even though it attracts idiots by the score to emit idiotic sounding words from their idiotic cake-holes. One such cakehole was found last night on idiot U.S. Representative Jack Kingston (R-Clueless), who came on Dan Abrams’ show to make a big fuss about how weird – and maybe how al-Qaeda-esque – it was that Barack Obama doesn’t wear an American Flag lapel pin. Presumably, if Obama did decide to start wearing a lapel pin, Kingston would just say, “Okay, that’s nice, but do you know all the verses to the Star Spangled Banner? Have you grown your own amber waves of grain? Would you prove your loyalty right now by making sweet and tender love to this bald eagle?” You just can’t win with idiots. Unless of course, the idiot shows up WITHOUT WEARING HIS OWN RIDICULOUS LAPEL PIN.

    Dan Abrams strikes a blow for everyone who isn’t the stupidest person in the world, below:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/28/dan-abrams-nails-rep-jac_n_89041.html

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