Archive for the ‘Senator Barack Obama’ Category

Governor Sarah Palin Billboards
October 8, 2008

The Harris County Republican  Party is launching a new billboard project that features Governor Sarah Palin.

To see the billboard, please click here now.

According to Harris County Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, the message is simple: Republicans can make history on November 4th  by electing the first  woman vice president.

2 on the Beat  thinks it is a little odd to feature the vice presidential candidate without Senator John McCain, but Governor Palin has clearly become the star on that ticket.

She has motivated the republican base, and the local party wants to keep up the momentum to help down ballot candidates on election day.

Of course, making history is also the message in the Democratic Party.

Senator Barack Obama would become the first African American president if he is elected!

Democrats Donating to American Red Cross
September 1, 2008


Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

2 on the Beat told you earlier how Republicans and Texans for John McCain are reaching out to Hurricane Victims.

This evening Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have also announced plans to help those who will need assistance rebuilding their lives. 

In a statement released tonight Senator Obama said, “We do not yet know what the impact of Hurricane Gustav will be, and we hope with all our hearts that the damage will not be as great as it was three years ago. But we know there will be damage, and there is something you can do right now.”

He is encouraging people to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

If you would like to help out, go to


Controversial Pastor takes Pulpit in Houston
August 31, 2008

2 on the Beat has received a number of  text messages and phone calls this Sunday morning about the surprise appearance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

Remember him?

He was once known as Senator Barack Obama’s controversial pastor.

Rev. Wright is a long time friend of  Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church,  Rev. Marcus Cosby and Rev. emeritus William Lawson.  For years he has been a featured guest pastor at Wheeler, but public scrutiny forced him to postpone an appearance that was scheduled for earlier this year. 

During the democratic presidential primary Obama was forced to spend a lot of time defending Rev. Wright’s sermons. 

Some felt his words (condemning America, criticizing Senator Hillary Clinton and the use of race)  were offensive.  Wright’s congregation defended him as a traditional preacher who uses the power of the pulpit to speak truth to power.

But, after the Democratic candidate for president cut ties with Rev. Wright, the controversy  died down, and the candidate was able to concentrate on his campaign

Today he will be able to deliver a sermon with far less media and public scrutiny. 

The members of the congregation can decide for themselves how to receive the message.

Senator Barack Obama Makes History
August 27, 2008


 It was the moment democrats have been waiting for, and In the process the party made history by nominating the first African American to lead a major party ticket.

All eyes were on Senator Hillary Clinton when she stepped up to the microphone on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

She urged the delegates to suspend the roll call by state  to nominate Senator Barack Obama as the party’s candidate for president.

“With eyes firmly fixed on the future, and in the spirit of unity with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country,”  Senator Clinton said, “let’s declare together with one voice right here, right now that Barack Obama is our candidate and will be our president.”

The move by Senator Clinton left a few of her staunchest delegates in tears, but it avoided a bitter floor fight and may have helped move the party another step closer to unity.

While most delegates cast their votes for Obama, some stood firm and kept their pledge to nominate Clinton.