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The latest on the "Whitey" tape
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Per "Hillbuzz":
The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event.

Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks.

Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended.

Michelle Obama spoke at the Women's Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant —- his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems.

For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into a rant about the evils of America, and how America is to blame for the problems of Africa. Michelle personally blamed President Clinton for the deaths of millions of Africans and said America is responsible for the genocide of the Tutsis and other ethnic groups. She then launched into an attack on "whitey", and talked about solutions to black on black crime in the realm of diverting those actions onto white America. Her rant was fueled by the crowd: they reacted strongly to what she said, so she got more passionate and enraged, and that's when she completely loses it and says things that have made the mouths drop of everyone who's seen this.
If the following is true, it will surface eventually:
The "tape" is a DVD that Trinity United sold on its website, and possibly offered free for download up until March 2008 when Trinity's site was scrubbed and the DVDs were no longer offered for sale.
The fact that it hasn't emerged says even after the buzz argues strongly that it doesn't exist, or at least, if it does, it isn't being held by the Clintons. But as Hillbuzz notes in an update:
It seems really easy for Chicago local media, especially, to determine whether or not this is the right tape of Michelle Obama. All they need to do is pull the tape from this 2004 Conference (particularly the panel Michelle was on), which should be readily available (since this was a very large multi-day event). All a journalist needs to do is watch this tape: if this is not the right one, they'd know immediately and this issue would be debunked. But, logically, this seems to be the most likely source of the tape people have been talking about at NoQuarterUSA.net
Makes sense. And the fact that nothing but rumor has emerged makes the argument that there's probably no tape showing the purported tirade credible.

(HT: Neo)
 
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well, then, couldn’t one of you get it? If it were such a big event, wouldn’t it have media coverage?
 
Written By: Joel C.
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Ya know... I can’t do this because I’m at work... (Damn the firewall). But if Trinity had offered the DVD in question on their site, would we not be able to pick up the old links via the "wayback machine"?

 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
Then again, who do you think Chicago media shills for?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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That’s a pretty detailed description of what’s on the DVD. You can make something like that up, but the details have a very rich on-point feel to them.

Unless the task was handed to a skilled Hollywood script writer still loyal to the Clintons.

Now, why would someone holding this DVD continue to hold it?

Well, it’s pretty easy to explain why the GOP people would hold it. Why not let Obama get the nomination with an October surprise like that to destroy him with? Why vitiate its power by releasing it now?

It’s harder to explain why the Clintons would hold it. But exactly how much attention has been paid to the Clintons own dubious associations these past few months? Virtually none. Almost all the attention has gone to the Obama-Wright phenomenon, to the point where mainstream Democrats have been increasingly walking away from Obama, in droves. Why drop the big bombshell on Obama when he’s drawing all the fire?

Obama is all set up now like a Palooka in an undercard bout. One big left hook and down he goes, for the count.

So, it’s conceivable that the Clintons have been playing chicken with the Republicans over who will release what opposition research on Obama.

And if anyone thinks that that the Clintons don’t know everything there is to be known about Obama, then you don’t know the Clintons.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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But exactly how much attention has been paid to the Clintons own dubious associations these past few months? Virtually none.
Then again, a lot of that attention got spent back when President CLinton left office - the pardons and the like.

I’m not sure how much mileage you could get out of those...

However, I long for the change to ask Sen. Clinton a question at some open-mic town-hall thing...

"Senator Clinton, I’ve long been an admirer of your acomplishments, and was hoping you could share with me some advice - specificly advice on cattle futures..."
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Then again, a lot of that attention got spent back when President CLinton left office - the pardons and the like.
You remember Hill Stree Blues?

There’s a scene in one of those where Belcher is undercover behind the counter in a butcher shop.

This older lady comes in and tells Belcher she wants a fresh chicken, make sure it’s fresh.

Belcher throws a chicken on some butcher paper and puts it on top of the counter and the lady picks it up by the legs, sticks her nose into the gut cavity and says something like, I said fresh, I want fresh, that’s not fresh.

Belcher slaps another chicken on the counter. Same deal, lady gives it the sniff test, says that’s not fresh, I want fresh.

Belcher says: Lady, could you pass a test like that?

I think that there’s some "fresh" stuff on the Clintons, like how they raked in $105 million since they left the White House. Apparently that Vanity Fair piece by Todd Purdum (Dee Dee Myers husband) fired a few shots across that bow and other matters. I haven’t read it yet.

But I don’t think the lady could pass a test like that. Especially since her former champions in the press despise her now. I’m even wondering if they would open the old crypt, too, or if it’s been opened already.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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(Muffled laughter)

 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
Hillbuzz also says the Obama campaign hired 400 bloggers. Is this the first time Michelle Malkin said something was too ridiculous for her but Q&O picked it up?
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
URL: http://www.oliverwillis.com
Yeah, you see, I consider them much more credible than say, quoting something you might have written, Oliver.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.QandO.net
A wise man, Bruce.
 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
Go for it, I say. I’m all for cons engaging in conspiracy theory.
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
URL: http://www.oliverwillis.com
Good grief Oliver, do you read for comprehension? At all?

Not that McQ needs to explain anything to you, but what part of this sounds like he or [many of] the rest of us is buying into any of this?
The fact that it hasn’t emerged says even after the buzz argues strongly that it doesn’t exist, or at least, if it does, it isn’t being held by the Clintons. But as Hillbuzz notes in an update:
It seems really easy for Chicago local media, especially, to determine whether or not this is the right tape of Michelle Obama. All they need to do is pull the tape from this 2004 Conference (particularly the panel Michelle was on), which should be readily available (since this was a very large multi-day event). All a journalist needs to do is watch this tape: if this is not the right one, they’d know immediately and this issue would be debunked. But, logically, this seems to be the most likely source of the tape people have been talking about at NoQuarterUSA.net
Makes sense. And the fact that nothing but rumor has emerged makes the argument that there’s probably no tape showing the purported tirade credible.
The same goes for his previous post on this subject it would seem. I think he brings it up because it’s being discussed throughout the blogosphere, NOT because he, or anyone that reads this blog, believes its real. Heck, most of us don’t even have a dog in this hunt - we’re just enjoying the fireworks. As a side note, I’ll even admit I do hope it’s true, and out there to be found in it’s full ranting glory. The entertainment value of that tape couldn’t be measured by mere mortals.

Dang man, don’t get your little...er, big...panties in a wad.

Sorry Bruce if I’m speaking out of turn for you...
 
Written By: Warrior Needs Food Badly
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Well, I would go a step farther, here.
Let’s assume for the sake of discussion we have proof in our hands the thing isn’t real, to demonstrate it doesn’t matter if it IS real... in this way;

Clearly, we still have a large number of people... (Democrats, mostly, since most Republicans remember Johnson’s claim of Rove being indicted, and thereby don’t give him much credibility at the off) ... who wouldn’t put such racist nonsense past the Obamas. And frankly that’s the disturbing part; the claims for the content on the tape DO tend to mesh very well with what we know about the politics within Trinity.

That apparent perception is the basis for a larger split among Dems than they’re willing to even contemplate in their own minds, much less admit to the rest of us. To the point, I think, where it cannot possibly be without consequence come November.


 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
Bad news must come in clusters.

Now that the Left’s PlameGate hero, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, has gotten convictions of Obama buddy, Tony Rezko, just how long will it take for the Left to throw Fitz "under the bus" if he gets Rezko to "tell all" ?
 
Written By: Neo
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Depends.
How much is the Clinton camp willing to offer?

 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us

 
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