MY NEW SITE…THE NEW SCHOOL REPUBLICAN….WILL BE UP SHORTLY

Posted in obama on May 1, 2009 by Ray

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It’s time to come back….

Over the next few weeks I plan on slowly ramping up my new site, The New School Republican….

look forward to seeing you there….

Ray

PS..Headquarters (I.E my kitchen table) has moved from downtown Chicago to South Florida…

THANK YOU…..AND, GOODBYE FOR NOW……

Posted in obama with tags on November 5, 2008 by Ray

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I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has spent time here at Chicagoans Against Obama. I want to let you know how much your feedback and participation has meant to me. When I started this site several months ago, I did so not knowing that this would turn into what it is today….truthfully, I didn’t expect anyone other than friends and family to read what I had to say….and even with them, I thought they would check my site out once, and be done….

As I write to you this morning…it is very hard to find the words to describe how I am feeling….

I, of course, am deeply disappointed….I feel that our country has made a conscious decision to fundamentally change many of the principles that have made our great nation prosper over the years….

To counter a Presidency, that at times has leaned far right…….we are now moving far left…..

Some voted for Obama because they want to end the war….the reality is….war is a two-way street, and will only end when others also want to end it….

Others voted for Obama because they want the economy to improve……so do I…..I find it hard to believe that increased taxation on small businesses will stimulate our economy….history shows us this will not be the case…..but I hope……I…….and history……..are incorrect….

This site spent much time focused on the failures of Chicago’s political machine and Barack Obama’s inaction as a state senator, and US Senator…..the reality is, the results of these failures (highest murder rate in the country, highest sales taxes in the country, public schools under-funded and mismanaged, public hospitals being mismanaged, infrastructure falling apart, high unemployment) are still seen, and felt, today….and will continue to be problems that we will face every day moving forward….

Also, I spent a great deal of time examining Barack Obama’s many questionable relationships and ties…I do not regret doing so…..In all honesty, I hope that these ties prove to be innocuous…and not a predicator of future decision making…..

With this being said……

I have one choice…and one choice only….to issue my most insincere mazel tov….to Barack Obama, David Axelrod…and crew…….I am not going to pretend to be happy today…because I am not….

As I walked to get coffee this morning….many were wearing their Obama lithograph pins and t-shirts…..prominently displaying the face of their candidate….

And, to these people……I can only say one thing….

you are wearing the campaign paraphernalia of a great politician, and of someone who has achieved much personal accomplishment…..at the same time, you are also wearing the paraphernalia of a man who has yet to achieve much for anyone aside from himself….while I understand your happiness today, remember that Barack Obama’s greatest challenges are still ahead of him…

….I wish him much success…as his success, is the success of this great country, in which I love so much…

When I was 7 years old I memorized this line from Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech (that year, my dad made me call all of his coworkers and recite this to them, on Martin Luther King Day, as he was so proud):

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

These words have always meant so much to me…..they of course still do….

In my mind…there are…and were…many reasons to oppose Barack Obama…..

..race is not, and never was, one of them….

So as I leave this blog behind (with a name like “chicagoans against Obama” my time was always limited)…I do so with a clear conscience…..

While I understand some of my posts may have angered some…..that was never my intent…

I hope I made some of you laugh….and I hope I made some of you think…if so, then I feel like a part of my mission was accomplished….

So, as I say goodbye to Chicagoans Against Obama

I want to let you all know…that I am not saying goodbye to the blogosphere…..

While I do plan on taking a break…..

I plan on returning…….

I have a blog that I will be starting called the New School Republican…and I also plan on working on a joint project with the creator of Hillbuzz….

I will continue to blog from my centrist point of view….never forgetting the great bi-partisan dialog that occurred among the many Hillary and McCain supporters…

Two groups of people…..who just months ago thought they had nothing in common…..but today realize how little they differ……

It is hard to believe the end is here……

It is very difficult to say goodbye….

but unfortunately, it is time to do so…

OBAMA VICTORY LEAVES BRADLEY FEELING A LITTLE EMPTY…..REEVALUATING BLAMING HIS ELECTION NIGHT LOSS ON PREJUDICE

Posted in obama with tags , , on November 4, 2008 by Ray

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In an exclusive postmortem interview with Chicagoans Against Obama…

Tom Bradley revealed to us that after several months of nonstop media speculation that we would see the Bradley effect adversely impact Barack Obama’s election night numbers….

he couldn’t help but feel disappointed that there was no such effect on the final election night tally..

Bradley Stated: ” while as an African American, I cannot help but be overly enthusiastic about tonight’s outcome….at the same time, Obama’s victory makes me realize that I may not have lost because I am African American, but instead because I ran a terrible campaign

MCCAIN CAMPAIGN MEMO: EXIT POLLS WILL OVERSTATE OBAMA’S SUPPORT

Posted in obama with tags , , , on November 4, 2008 by Ray

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These two guys, along with the rest of the main stream media, will be cheering on an Obama victory all day long…..don’t listen to them

According to the McCain Campaign Memo (Full memo Here)


McCAIN CAMPAIGN MEMO: READING THE EXIT POLLS
BILL McINTURFF, INTERNAL POLLSTER
Mon Nov 03 2008 16:53:14 ET

As we have seen in previous election cycles, the exit poll results do leak early and that ends up influencing the coverage of the race before even the first state polls close at 6:00 PM Eastern.

However, we want to remind the campaign that the media’s own post-election study of the exit polls in 2004 showed that the exit polls overstate the Democratic candidate’s support. Therefore, we would discourage a rush to judgment based on the exit polls and wait until there has been a representative sampling of actual tabulated results from a variety of counties and precincts in a state.

Here are the key points to keep in mind when the exit poll data starts being leaked:

1. Historically, exit polls have tended to overstate the Democratic vote.

2. The exit polls are likely to overstate the Obama vote because Obama voters are more likely to participate in the exit poll.

3. The exit polls have tended to skew most Democratic in years where there is high turnout and high vote interest like in 1992 and 2004.

4. It is not just the national exit poll that skews Democratic, but each of the state exit polls also suffers from the same Democratic leanings.

5. The results of the exit polls are also influenced by the demographics of the voters who conduct the exit polls.

After the 2004 election, the National Election Pool completed a study investigating why the exit polls that year showed John Kerry over performing 5.5 net points better than the actual results showed him to have done. Their conclusion was that the primary reason the exit polls was that Kerry voters and Democrats were more likely to participate in the exit polls.

“Our investigation of the differences between the exit poll estimates and the actual vote count point to one primary reason: in a number of precincts a higher than average Within Precinct Error most likely due to Kerry voters participating in the exit polls at a higher rate than Bush voters. There has been partisan overstatements in previous elections, more often overstating the Democrat, but occasionally overstating the Republican.

We believe that this will hold true this year. The recent Fox News survey showed that 46% of Obama voters said they were very likely to participate in the exit polls, while just 35% of McCain supporters are.

MEDIA BIAS: CNN.COM AND MSNBC.COM DON’T THINK OBAMA SAYING HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY IS NEWS WORTHY……BUT SARAH PALIN’S PRANK CALL IS

Posted in obama with tags , , , on November 3, 2008 by Ray

Unreal…

Go to CNN.COM….nothing but Obama is winning in a landslide….Sarah Palin got prank called

On MSNBC.COM…..they are highlighting a breaking story about ” free sex toys for voting”…but nothing on Obama’s coal comments….

By judging from the response (Here) of the President of The Ohio Coal Association….Obama’s comments are more than news worthy, they are a game changer…

Why is the main stream media not covering this story?……

The reality is…they can’t….

If they did report this story…then tomorrow…when Obama loses Pennsylvania and Ohio…..they will not be able to blame his loss on the bitter, religious, gun clinging racists…..

If Obama loses based on his coal comments…or his spreading the wealth comments…..these reasons would disprove the untruthful narrative (if you don’t vote for Obama you’re racist)…which the media has been shoving down throats of Americans for months…..and, which has created racial tensions that have not existed for decades….

The media clearly has lost their grip…they have banked all they have on an Obama win…..

They do not think about the repercussions of their actions…..

By creating such a one-sided narrative…they have ignored the fact that our country is a center-right leaning nation…that we are almost a 50-50 voting nation….and that when a candidate makes comments such as wanting to spread the wealth…or bankrupt the coal industry….these comments, and these comments alone…..are enough to derail one’s candidacy……

unfortunately, many people listen to, and believe, the media……

And because of this…..many minorities who just months ago knew they lived in a nation where everyone is given an equal shot at success…now are thinking that they live in a country where they are being held down by the color of their skin….

PLEASE LISTEN TO MICHELLE OBAMA’S FINAL SUMMATION ON WHY HER HUSBAND SHOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT

Posted in obama with tags , , on November 3, 2008 by Ray

Michelle my Belle….where have you been lately…..

OBAMA SAYS HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY……I SAY THIS COMMENT WILL COST OBAMA PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, VIRGINIA, COLORADO, AND INDIANA

Posted in obama with tags , , , , on November 2, 2008 by Ray
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