Now US Candidates Campaign at Western Wall in Jerusalem? WTH?!

One more ridiculous photo op from Jesus-Moses-Mohammed-Buddha-Vishnu-Shiva-Barack Hussein Obama for his fanatic followers. Next stop? Probably the Vatican and then on to Iran and the Ayatollah.

Then to add fuel to the fire his camp puts up campaign posters there also.

FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
Obama camp plasters posters at Western Wall
Advertises Democrat candidate's website, official slogan at Judaism's holiest site
Posted: July 24, 2008
1:44 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – Sen. Barack Obama's campaign plastered the entrance to the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism – with official campaign posters, WND has learned.

Jerusalem police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld confirmed to WND posters that adorned police barricades erected at the Western Wall plaza for Obama's visit were distributed by the presidential candidate's campaign.

"These posters were his campaign and not the doing of the police," said Rosenfeld, whose police department coordinated security and provided protection for Obama's visit today to the holy site.

Asked if it was traditional practice for politicians visiting the Western Wall to bring along posters or campaign materials, Rosenfeld replied, "No."

Obama campaign posters can be seen in media footage of the Illinois senator's early morning surprise visit to the Western Wall.

His visit reportedly was not on the official campaign schedule.

The posters display Obama's name in Hebrew. One poster erected on the main police barricade used by Obama to enter the holy site boasts the official red, white and blue campaign "O" symbol and advertises the candidate's campaign's website.

A second poster also displays Obama's name in Hebrew and contains an image of Israeli and American flags.

Reuters posted images of the Obama campaign posters showing a handful of people waiting behind the police barricades.

Reuters images had the following caption:

"Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) stand behind banners printed with his name in Hebrew as they wait for his arrival at the Western wall."

The caption implied supporters brought along the pro-Obama material.

But an eyewitness speaking to WND tells a different story.

"The kids waiting for Obama may not even be Obama supporters. No one knew Obama was coming in advance. We saw the police barricades erected. We saw Obama's face on the posters, and some police said Obama was on his way. So a few people gathered by the barricades and waited for Obama," said the witness.

Obama's media relations department in the U.S. did not reply to a WND phone call request for comment.

Obama arrived at about 5 a.m. Jerusalem time. He wore a Jewish skullcap and placed a prayer in the wall he said had written. He bowed his head while a rabbi read a psalm calling for peace in the holy city.

According to media accounts, one worshipper repeatedly heckled Obama, chanting: "Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale" and "Jerusalem is our land."

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Wonder , copy and paste the link for your stories . YOu can paste the link anywhere in your story. - like this -
http://swampbubbles.com/comment/reply/3477#comment-form

No problemo. Would you like them as linked text or list the URL, or both?

Obama Posters and Banners at Western Wall

the URL is here: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=70454

URL to Raw Video

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=87693&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=TopNews&rpc=23&videoChannel=1&sp=true

 

 

Glenn Beck has this as Picture of the Day. I'm LMAO!

Picture of the Day -

 

July 24, 2008 - 1:13 ET

Barack loves me this I know

For the media tells me so
Citizens with big doe eyes
We are dumb but he is wise

yes Barack loves me
yes Barack loves me
Yes Barack loves me
The media tells me so

Wow - 200,000 people showed up in Berlin today to see Obama. McLame can't even get 5,000 to show up in his home state.

http://www.thelocal.de/13277/20080724

If Bush would give a speech to the public in a foreign country (or ours for that matter), you'd be luckily not to have riots.

It will be nice to have a president again that can bring worldwide respect and admiration back to the United States. Where we can lead by example from the moral high ground.

My problem with BOB's world tour:

1. He's supposed to be applying for a job working for us. As in We The People of the United States of America....where 'We' tell him what to do and how to do it.

2. The media has complete control over our (US citizens and now the world's) exposure to who the candidates are and what we get to see or read. The amount of coverage this dude gets is creepy.

3. Instead of wasting money on flitting around the world to show everyone what a great guy you are and what a great world leader you will be (super creepy), address some real issues at home such as; the economy, new energy resources, education.....

Uh, "High Moral Ground"? What would that be SensorG? Obama Quotes
His 20 year mentorship from Reverend Wright, or the childhood schooling in a Muslim school, or the one term as a Junior Senator where he accomplished.....what? Isn't it interesting how that whole story about Rev. Wright has disappeared after disassociating himself from him after 20 years of considering him a mentor and spiritual leader? Hmmmm (more creepiness). http://mediamatters.org/items/200803140007

I'm no McCain follower either but I know he at least can walk the walk when it comes to good moral ground. This is not an endorsement for McCain here at all. He's got a lot of explaining to do on some of the positions he's taken on issues and some of the lies he's been caught in. But lets all keep ourselves a little grounded and not bedazzled by BOB like he's some kind of freakin Messiah. The fascination the media shows for him is like watching cult members hang on every word of their self-proclaimed prophet/saviour. Creepy.

Glenn Beck has a pretty good editorial on this.

 

Interesting anti-BOB blog I found

Will more than compensate for any perceived overly-positive coverage of Obama by the rest of the 'liberal' media.

Don't they have the Rev. Wright tapes on a top-of-the-news-hour loop? Maybe a nice 'Michelle Obama hates America' segement half dozen times a day. Glenn Beck would be for all that.

Did you have any big complaints about McCain's overseas trip last month, how it was a waste of taxpayers' money, etc., etc.?

Did Obama have a banner week of news coverage?  You bet!  McCain should be happy about it.  He has had one “miss speak” after another.  He’s lucky that the media, with a few exceptions, has left him alone. 

 

Hell, you had CBS edit an answer to a question that he screwed up to cover his ass. 

 

Seriously… Here is a snap shot of Tuesday…

[mccainobamacomp.jpg]

 

You have Obama flying over Iraq with General Petraeus and you have McCain driving around a golf cart with Bush Senior.

 

I wonder which one got more coverage?

Yesterday you had Obama in front of a crowd of 200,000 Berlin Germans.

 

While you had McCain eating cream puffs at a German restaurant outside of Columbus, Ohio.

 [Screenshot]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080724/ap_on_el_pr/mccain

  

I wonder which one got more coverage?  Don't blame the media for McCain being McLame...blame him.

 

When I think moral high ground, I think of little things like human rights, torture, preemptive war…

You know the small stuff…

When I think moral high ground

You? Think? Come come. Tsk tsk. Instinctive, emotional knee-jerk reactions conditioned by Moonbat news, electroshock and sugar cubes don't count as thinking.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

or I'll have to take you down...down to f*ckin' Chinatown.

McCain resisting Obama's efforts to break evangelical monopoly

US evangelical Pastor John Hagee gave the phrase "never again" new life when he uttered it before the 4,500 Christian Zionists he gathered here for the annual "Night to Honor Israel" on Tuesday.

The audience, which had been brought to its feet by the rousing hora-cum-hoedown of a fiddle-accompanied "Shalom Aleichem," turned serious once Hagee lumbered to the podium and began to expound on the potential threats that the assembled Christians United for Israel must stave off.

Annihilation on the scale of Hitler? "Never again!" he thundered, echoing the traditional use of the phrase.

The specter of a wide-scale boycott of Jewish and Israeli businesses? "Never again!"

The danger of menacing neighbors bent on Israel's destruction? "Never again!"

And, he concluded, "The next time I'm asked to endorse a presidential candidate, I say, 'Never Again!'"

Hagee apparently learned his lesson from his time spent at the center of a media firestorm and political fiasco earlier this year, when his endorsement of John McCain was eagerly accepted and then quickly rejected once controversial comments the pastor had made about the Holocaust and the Catholic Church surfaced.

The endorsement was supposed to help the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's efforts to win over Evangelicals. But when the dust settled, McCain had risked evangelical support and angered those offended by Hagee's statements claiming that God had allowed the Holocaust to enable the creation of the State of Israel, and calling the Catholic Church "the great whore" (for which he later apologized).

The episode underscores the challenges McCain faces in wooing Evangelicals, a crucial part of the Republican base but one in which McCain hasn't been quite at home. While McCain might no longer embrace Hagee in his quest for evangelical votes, he is now trying to achieve the same goal by using one of Hagee's pet issues: Israel.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331093384&pagename=JPost%...

You'd make a stronger argument, 1derfullyMade, if you avoided quoting from - and even spending time reading - unreliable, conspiracy-theorist sources like WorldNutDaily.

Just a suggestion.

http://historymike.blogspot.com/

another troll added to my ignore list.

That's the funniest thing I've read in ages - History Mike a Troll?!

You might as well block me too; I'd be honored to be in his company!

The "fascination" comes from the fact, that in the history of the U.S. we have a candidate for the highest elected office in the land and the candidate is of mixed racial background.

Compared to the past stable of old white men, this is something new and interesting.

Is he a prophet and or messiah?

Nah, he is just another politician that will say anything to get elected and then when he gets into office, we will have another four years of back and forth between him and the congress or for that fact if the old white guy gets into office we can expect the same four years of back and forth between him and congress.

I really wish people would stop making this about race. I don't care that's he's a white guy with a good tan. (Seriously though, when will we stop looking at people as white or black or brown or beige or taupe or chartreuse with hints of lime).

The answer is many years in the future.

Look at the way people refer to candidates across the big pond.

Not as this ancestry or that ancestry, but simply as a citizen running for office.

You just gotta love the Brits' sense of humor. LOL!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article...

Yes, let's ignore or label as "trolls" those who point out the the truth.

That's okay, 1derfullyMade: don't let me rain on your anti-Obama parade. Carry on.

http://historymike.blogspot.com/

This just in...Contrary to popular belief reknown Toledo Blogger Historymike is really a TROLL!

HeHeHeHe

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

is such a well-established troll in the local blogging world.

Back to Obama and the one-sided media coverage--not everyone believes McCain's getting such a raw deal...

http://mediamatters.org/items/200802260009

Pointing out truth? Referring to WorldNetDaily.com as WorldNUTDaily is pointing out truth? No, that was intended as a slam to me by trying to discredit a source. BTW - I also used Reuters as a source.

If you have an opinion on Obama and the topic posted then do so please, just try not to be as condescending as you typically are to anyone that you don't agree with. Then again, how would I know you don't agree with me since all you posted was a snarky remark about a Christian news service (WND) and not the topic? ???

I was offering a piece of advice, not trying to slam you. WorldNetDaily has zero journalistic credibility beyond its core base of frightened evangelical conservatives and conspiracy theory kooks. There are plenty of reputable conservative media sites that will enhance your argument besides a fringe site like WND.

But hey - read what you want, cite what you want, believe what you want: it's still a free country.

Actually, you and I might agree more than you think about Barack Obama and media bias, should you care to follow the link to my blog, though I suspect that we disagree on the cause of the media frenzy.

First you're a socialist, then a communist, then a fascist, and now you've finally graduated to troll. We're all very proud of you, Mike.

1derfullyMade, get a grip. Some of the most outrageous lies I've ever heard came from a self-proclaimed Christian pulpit, and World Screwball Daily isn't any better than, say, Rush Limbaugh (the thinking man's answer to everything).

The only real hope we have for the next election is a massive turnover in Congress, all of whom, by the way, gave President George W. Bush unlimited funds to go pound on the Middle East, deregulated the US Banking system to the point where seven banks have failed and need to be bailed out, who managed to craft even more legislation... what's the use.

The citizens of the US of A are screwed.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Can you feel it?

http://uspolitics.tribe.net/photos/ee63cb5c-3216-4b31-9dea-88542c8dbfdd

I'm not sure I can feel it, but it does smell like BenGay.

"Hearing Barack Obama's speech... my, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often."

Chris Matthews 2/12/08 on MSNBC demonstrating the mainstream media's physical inability to report objectively.

when Matthews heard McCain's speech his leg fell asleep.

LOL!

LOL!!!!!!! That was great, thanks for sharing that one SensorG.

I almost spewed coffee out of my nose laughing.

gz said "It will be nice to have a president again that can bring worldwide respect and admiration back to the United States." -------------- really? Is that what Obama is doing? Or, is his international grandstanding & campaigning more about his hope for One World Government - A New World Order - and he's hoping to be it's KIng someday?

200,000 people showed up in Berlin today to see Obama - but they can't VOTE HERE.

Yes, I know - Obama is just trying to convey to the rest of the world his hopes of peace & living in harmony, that we aren't as bad as they think we are. However, there is not one president that would have done what he's done - grandstanding, talking negatively about our country (avoided using Bush's name though), even as acting presidents they would not have carried on as Obama is doing. The more I learn about Obama, the more smarmy he seems - the less I trust him. This latest international jig has turned me completely off - he's lost any chance of my vote (and yes, I was considering voting for him). He's behaving like a damned Rock Star & people worship at his feet. He's an excellent speaker - but let's not forget, he does NOT write his speeches - he has speech writers just as they all do. Having the abilty to get an "A" in Debate class is not the same as knowing how to lead the country as president. Obama seems more & more like a socialist to me than ever before, and if you think our country is hurting now - just wait, it will be worse if he gets elected.

I am so sick of hearing 'age' jokes about McCain. I'm not a fan of McCain either. But 70 is not too old to be president - it is not old, and it's insulting to anybody over 65. it makes the presumption that anybody that old is suffering (or will) from dementia - and that's ignorance talking. There's a lot of people older than McCain who are highly intelligent, sharp & who are very active. I challenge any of you to walk up to any 70+ relative or friend you know who's intelligence you value & make those same ugly age comments.

I am also sick of hearing about race with Obama - it's not about his race with most people. It's never been about his race with me. But it seems that anybody who isn't falling at Obama's feet in worship is called a racist - they're told it's because of his race. It's never been about his religion to me either - but I don't think religion has any place in a presidential campaign or even being president. That Obama poses well in religious garb means nothing to me - except that he's a good poser.

wonder - loved your song! Laughed my ass off. However, I have to disagree about historymike being a troll. historymike is the farthest thing from a troll, one of the most intelligent & respected posters here or anywhere. And they are right about using caution with what sources you site - I had no problems with the source you cited at all & agree with everything you've said about this. But I've learned that if I cite any source that can be remotely called 'conspiracy theorist' - somebody will blast me on it. I've cited www,zeitgeisthemovie.com & www.infowars.com (free views on both)many times - and while the infor is true, many people toss it out with the trash with the presumption that it must be trash. They often won't even take the time to read or view anything from them - their loss, ignorant people do that.

I am so sick of hearing 'age' jokes about McCain. I'm not a fan of McCain either. But 70 is not too old to be president - it is not old, and it's insulting to anybody over 65

It's normally not an issue.  But when he keeps making references to "Czechoslovakia", and keeps confusing Sunni and Shia, and thinks Iran is training Al-Qaeda, and Pakistan shares a border with Iraq, etc.....I question his mental faculties...

Pink Slip

And Obama said he'd been to 57 states, with a couple more to go.

You're right.  When questioning McCain's mental faculties, I should have instead mentioned his economic policies, which include a continuation of the failed Bush tax-cuts and supply-side socialism.  Not to mention his desire to waste billions more on a wasted occupation in Iraq, and war-mongering on Iran.  And let's not forget his plan to continue to increase our record budget and trade deficit, which will in turn weaken our dollar even futher.  And forget about employer based healthcare--it'll be gone soon under McCain.  You're on your own, which means if you have a pre-existing condition--you're screwed.  But hey, you make good points too.  Something about Obama being a socialist because he speaks well??  Or because he acts like a rock star?  Was that your complaint about Obama, starling?  Do you have any comments on Obama's stances on the economy, foreign policy, healthcare, etc?

Pink Slip

No

"Do you have any comments on Obama's stances on the economy, foreign policy, healthcare, etc?"

No! Because if Starling is hearing the same thing I hear from Obama, it's nothing. He has no stance, just words!

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Then you're not listening to Obama...you're listening to what the right wing talking heads are saying about Obama.

Go educate yourself and let's talk some real politics.

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

I would never go to a candidate's campaign website to get impartial information about him. That's like going to whitehouse.gov to get dirt on Bush.

I like to cruise all credible news sources. That does not include bogs unless they have links to credible news sources and not just op-eds.

http://www.factcheck.org/

http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm

True, but if you want to know where a canidate stands on an issues, you should go to their site and get the info first hand.

This one seems to be a pretty good source too.

http://www.OnTheIssues.org

It gives you not only the presidential candidates' stances and voting records, but also of all our elected criminals...err, I mean elected Congressmen & women, Senators, Governors.

Great stuff when you're just not sure.

Looks to me John McCain better get over to Europe!

If David Cameron had an even bigger smile than might be expected at meeting Barack Obama yesterday it may be because he had just been reunited with his stolen bicycle.

The bike, which disappeared from outside a supermarket near the Tory leader's west London home on Wednesday, was tracked down by The Sunday Mirror.

And they handed it over to a delighted Mr Cameron shortly before he set off to meet the would-be US president at the House of Commons this afternoon.

krazy - Obama has a really nice website & I admit , on paper, he has some good ideas. However, most of his ideas & plans seem to be requiring millions or billions of dollars (per plan or idea) to impliment, and he hasn't said where he expects the money to pay for all this to come from (more taxes?). The money has to come from somewhere. I am not 'for' McCain any more than I am 'for' Obama. I agree that McCain needs to bump up his campaign & start speaking to issues of importance (he lost me on his war on cancer - not a presidential issue to me, and the cancer society's crookedness & wealthy top execs & how it combined with passing the smoking ban lost me long ago - the cancer society is a huge money machine). Photo ops with Armstrong wont' get him votes. Personally, Obama's Rock star treks to Berlin & Jerusalem has turned me off of him even more. It just seems presumptous & he seems very smarmy & full of himself (too full) - behaving like he's president already & trying to work with the world's leaders seems premature, and hanging campaign posters on a holy wall just seems wrong (and has never been done before).

But I will keep reading & learning - about all candidates. I guess I'd like to know how Obama intends to make all this magic happen & how he intends to pay for it when our country is so far in debt as it is.

The candidates at almost every level talk about the U.S. as the leader of the free world.

When did we give ourselves that designation?

Or is just Manifest Destiny to spread our influence from continent to continent, sorta like the Bush Doctrine or pre-emptive action, something that McCain endorses.

Obama dances around the issue, as any good politician would do, but probably would wage an invasion or some sort of military action when something we set up failed once more, like the backing of the Shah of Iran, or the support to Pakistan, which harbors the groups the U.S. is after.

he plans to remove tax cuts for the uber rich... starting with those making around 200,000 + a year (and lowering taxes for the middle class and poor). That would open up some serious cash flow.

I don't recall a furor over McCain's visit to the exact same places back in March? Where was the outcry? McCain as a parading rock star? Cries of trying to act presidential before elected? Seems to me that it screams of hypocrisy to cast aspersions at Obama and not McCain over this issue. Don't fault Obama because, at least in terms of media coverage, his was more successful. And I really don't get why people fault him by "acting like president before he's been elected." That sounds to me like part of the definition of leadership.

The media's fascination with him makes sense. It's a carefully crafted image. The media has taken to candidates with fervor before - they loved Clinton, Reagan, and JFK, to name a few. Huckabee's legitimacy resulted from his work playing the media. Gosh, Mike could probably rattle off a ton more off the top of his head. They had an outstanding charisma and knew how to use the media to sell their image to the public.

And the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy broke on the 13th of March. McCain's Israel visit had little chance of leading the evening news.

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