New Black Panther Party Endorsement On Obama’s Site Authorized By Obama’s People

Obama’s camp has publically said they do not want the support of the New Black Panther Party and said they do not control who creates pages of support on Barack’s campaign website. However YellowLimes, has shown that the camp does control who has pages published on Barack’s site, therefore, his camp did authorize the creation of the supporting pages of hte NBPP. Caught in yet another lie…

Obama Supporters for Marijuana Law Reform; Updated: Site Admin Must Approve Groups Before They Appear; Updated-Other Interesting Groups

Just looking at Barrack Obama’s campaign website, specifically the my.barackobama.com section where individuals and groups can voice their support for the Illinois Senator’s Presidential bid, there appears to be more than 12,000 groups. Since there are so many groups currently, and I’m sure more join everyday, there is probably no real easy way to keep tabs on all of them nor what they claim to support or believe in.

However, I don’t see any disclaimer about not necessarily supporting all the groups that join or what they believe in on the Obama website. So that does make one wonder, perhaps the campaign does support all the groups on the site and what they believe in. Regardless, it doesn’t seem like the smartest thing for a campaign to do.

One of the groups I found on there earlier today was “Obama Supporters for Marijuana Law Reform”.

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There is more troubling news concerning this topic. Yesterday, Fox News reported on an endorsement from the New Black Panther Party on Obama’s site.


What was the Obama campaign’s response? Well, to blame others of course, most notably Fox News for running the story.

Apparently, today was a slow news day.

So Fox News evidently decided to pore through our millions of user-created pages on My.BarackObama.com and put a screenshot of inflammatory content on the front page of FoxNews.com.

You see, more than 700,000 people have created accounts on the system. You can create one right now if you choose, in about a minute — anyone can.

Now, from time to time people get up to no good — creating fake profiles (like one for Sean Hannity created today), or posting profane or inappropriate content. When they do, the community reports the offending content and if it violates our terms of service it is removed (as the Sean Hannity profile was).

My.BarackObama.com has been at the core of our bottom-up organizing strategy. The tools available have been put to work by a community of supporters that is bigger and more powerful than anything presidential politics has ever seen.

Evidently, Fox News didn’t think it was a big deal that hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans are participating in the democratic process creating groups and local events in communities all across the country.

But they did think it was a big deal that one random person on the Internet, [or one random statement by some pastor eh? -ed. mine] without the knowledge of the Obama campaign, posted a profile in the system with the image of the New Black Panther Party on it.

When we were alerted of the existence of this page, we pulled it down. Yet even after we pulled the page, Fox News continues to disingenuously and prominently feature this “story” on their homepage.

“When we were alerted”…kinda like when Obama was “alerted” to those statements by his “spiritual adviser”.

Update 1
Well, that’s funny, I just created my own group on the Obama site and never saw or had to read a “terms of use” page. Also, after I created my group, this is the page that I was directed to…

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After creating my group it tells me that a site administrator must approve the group before it will appear on the site.

Question: Did this practice of approving groups before posting them to Obama’08 begin today or has it been this way all along?

10:46am ET

Update 2
Nearly 4 hours after I created my test group at the Obama campaign’s website, the group is still not published. Clicking here will take you to the url where the group will be but it still shows the same screen as shown above. I’m going to keep checking to see when the group finally does get published.

2:11pm ET

Update 3
Here is another interesting group I found on the Obama website, created on Feb. 23, 2007

Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama

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The group has this statement on the home page:

The members of this group are not Leninists, Stalinists, etc. and do not support or condone the actions of North Korea, China, Cuba or any other self-procalimed “Marxist States.” They do not in anyway represent the Marxist philosophy nor do they represent Socialism/ Communsim. We support Barack Obama because he knows what is best for the people!

3:02pm ET

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