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Old 08-15-2008, 04:26 PM
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Do Obama Fans Want to Prevent His Complete Vetting?

I say they do. They would rather avoid any complete scrutiny of Obama because they seem to believe that if Obama is elected on the basis of their fantasy image of him, a highly groomed and superficial image, they will tolerate or deal with any of the little problems that may arise later.

If any of you have ever asked a potential amorous partner about their STD status I ask you, what is the difference between a possible lover endangering your future, causing you to suffer ill health and costing you more money and the possibility that Obama would do the equivalent?

Here is an article, written in January and dealing with the Clinton campaign's concerns about Obama's unsuitability for office and their belief that he would not be able to pass the vetting process. Well, it seems the Obama campaign simply intends to bypass that process.

He is a "pig in a poke" and he is giving off ALL THE SIGNS of intending to pork and poke us all.

And you fans don't seem to even want to look at his lack of suitability.



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January 17, 2008
Vetting Obama
By Robert Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With Barack Obama nipping at her heels in Iowa, Hillary Clinton went on the state's public television Dec. 14 to say: "I've been vetted. ... There are no surprises."

That was the first use in presidential campaign politics of an unusual word. After losing in Iowa Jan. 3, Sen. Clinton said of Sen. Obama, "Everybody needs to be vetted." Chief Clinton strategist Mark Penn, on the way to New Hampshire, said of his candidate, "She's fully vetted ... and I don't think that process has occurred with Barack Obama." Clinton then told a rally, "Of all the people running for president, I've been the most vetted, the most investigated and -- my goodness -- the most innocent."

This frequent use of "vetted" caught the attention of the Democratic community. "Vetted," with a meaning distinct from "experienced," connotes investigating nominees for vice president, the Cabinet and the federal judiciary to uncover anything disqualifying. Its introduction in the presidential campaign by Clinton is tied to reminders -- overtly and by insinuation -- of Obama's teen-age use of illegal drugs that he confessed in his first book.

The unintended byproduct, to the dismay of Democratic loyalists, disturbs the party's racial chemistry. An assault on the qualifications of Obama, the first African-American with a chance to be elected president, could menace Democratic reliance on overwhelming support for the party's white candidates from black voters. The sudden outbreak of racial conflict in Democratic affairs, which results solely from Clinton's strategy against Obama and has nothing to do with race as such, arouses deep apprehension inside the party.

Clinton agents for many months have privately warned prominent Democrats that Obama as the presidential nominee could not withstand Republican scrutiny ("cannot take a frisk"). While denying my reports of this activity, the Clinton campaign went public when Obama's threat became real instead of merely potential. Billy Shaheen, Clinton's New Hampshire chairman, explicitly raised this long-ago use of cocaine and marijuana, and was fired.
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By the way, here is the meaning of the expression.

Pig-in-a-poke

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Pig-in-a-poke is an idiom that refers to a confidence trick originating in the Late Middle Ages, when meat was scarce but apparently rats and cats were not.

The scheme entailed the sale of a "suckling pig" in a "poke" (bag). The wriggling bag actually contained a catónot particularly prized as a source of meatóthat was sold unopened to the victim.

A common colloquial expression in the English language, to "buy a pig in a poke," is to make a risky purchase without inspecting the item beforehand. The phrase can also be applied to accepting an idea or plan without a full understanding of its basis.

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Before I get to my main point, let's also point out that the whole issue of "vetting" is because the Democratic presumptive nominee has executive experience, less than 1 term in the Senate, and is a virtual unknown...

The main point...

Obama detractors are seriously getting into Michael Moore territory...

I've said, for YEARS, that Michael Moore could've done a 1/2 hour documntary on legitimate issues with Bush...Instead, he put 40 tons of propaganda, spin, and outright lies on top of it which nullified them...

That's what's happening now...

If one were to look at the legitimate issues of Obama and his associations, his advisors, his beliefs and his value system, there's plenty of things there that show he's nowhere near being qualified to tour the White House let alone work there...

But when things like saying "He's not really an American citizen" or "He has a secret Muslim agenda" or "The Michelle Obama-Whitey tape" infilitrate the legitimate discussions, it waters down the rest of the true reasons Obama shouldn't be where he is today...

This feeds into the Obama campaign's narrative...They'll continue to point out the most extravagant, extreme, and proposturous conspiracies and say "That's what they ALL are!" instead of just blowing off the radical ones and responding truthfully to the real issues at hand...
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Ok. He's not ACTUALLY a pig. Nor is he really in a 'poke.'
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