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‘Obama’s a Wuss,’ Says Stephen Baldwin. ‘It Might Be Fun to Slap Him Around.’

Stephen Baldwin doesn’t think Barack Obama has an ounce of street cred – to say nothing of political cred.

“Barack Obama is, like, a wuss. I think the guy’s just a wuss. He doesn’t look like he ever got down in the street – ever!” the co-host of BlogTalkRadio’s Baldwin/McCullough Xtreme Radio says on this week’s show.

“It might be kind of fun to slap Barack around,” says Stephen.

“It might be kind of fun to slap Barack around,” says Stephen.

Stephen took to the airwaves to explain precisely why he’d called the Democratic presidential candidate a “cultural terrorist” – and challenged him to a boxing match – at Michael (father of Lindsay) Lohan’s charity boxing event in Long Island four days earlier.

The actor’s chief reason? That in the Illinois state Senate, Obama “opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion,” according to The Washington Post.

“No other senator – Democrat or Republican – agrees with that . . . He’s the only dude that says, If somebody goes to have an abortion late in the term of a pregnancy . . . and it goes wrong and the baby comes out alive, and survives . . . you should put it somewhere and let it just starve and die,” says Stephen.

“Barack Obama saying that it’s OK for that to happen is terrorism in my opinion,” he adds.

Co-hosted by Kevin McCullough, author of MuscleHead Revolution: Overturning Liberalism with Commonsense Thinking, BMX Radio airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Read a partial transcript below, or click here to hear the entire show.

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STEPHEN BALDWIN: Here’s the deal, I just think – and this is just me talking now. We’re all entitled to our opinion. And even some of my old homey freaks might throw a tomato at me right now, but I don’t care – I personally think Barack Obama is, like, a wuss. I think the guy’s just a wuss. He doesn’t look like he ever got down in the street – ever!

KEVIN MCCULLOUGH: Is the guy from “Biodome” ever allowed to call anyone a wuss?

STEPHEN BALDWIN: I just did.  But anyway – because, obviously, what’s going down in the country – it’s surprising to me that so many young people are so down with this dude because they want change, they want change, they want change, without really knowing who this cat is.

KEVIN MCCULLOUGH: Or what kind of change he’s talking about.

STEPHEN BALDWIN: Exactly. So I’m at this thing and I turn around and I say, “Why don’t I go over to Hofstra University for the last debate and set up a boxing ring and me and Barack Obama can throw down.  Just fisticuffs.  If he’s such a stud…

KEVIN MCCULLOUGH: Someone in the back row just figured out “Biodome dude fighting Barack Obama.”  They just caught onto it.

STEPHEN BALDWIN: That would be awesome! So I figured…

KEVIN MCCULLOUGH: Would you wear head gear? Would you wear that funny thing that goes over across the top and…

STEPHEN BALDWIN: You don’t understand.  I’m so much more of a freak than you realize.  I just would be buggin’ out to be in a boxing ring with Barack Obama.  That would be so cool, you know what I mean? I’d, like, let him beat me. It would just be fun. But, anyway, I make that announcement – all these cameras are there for this other thing, for Lohan, and they all come running over to me like, “Dude, what would you do? Would you beat up Barack Obama? Would you kill him, would you kick his butt.  Like, what?” I’m half joking.  But it might be kind of fun to slap Barack around.

KEVIN MCCULLOUGH: Here’s what people don’t know about you, Stephen, that when somebody fights, on your half-joke, it becomes this whole different animal at that point.

STEPHEN BALDWIN: So then this one dude, from TMZ or something, he’s like, he takes the bait – and I’ve done this before so the guy starts like, “Whoa, what’s your problem, dude. Why don’t you like Barack Obama?” And I turn around and I said, “Listen, I don’t think it’s a big deal.  I just personally find Barack Obama to be, quote, a ‘cultural terrorist.’”  And the dude just like wigs. Like, “What? You can’t say that.”  And I’m like, “I just did, dude”…

Dictionary.com says this: “Cultural: of or pertaining to culture or cultivation.” “Terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce for political purposes.”  Definition no. 2: “The state and fear of submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.”

Here’s my point. Here’s why, in my opinion – which I have the right to state, baby, God bless America – here’s why I think Barack Obama’s a cultural terrorist: He is the only senator to vote against the Born-Alive Act. And here’s his excuse: It shouldn’t be a law because it could endanger the health of the mother. So that’s his logic.  Now, no other senator – Democrat or Rebublican – agrees with that. They feel that you should vote against this thing.  He’s the only dude that says, If somebody goes to have an abortion late in the term of a pregnancy – it’s a baby. It’s a life, it’s a baby inside a mother’s womb – if they go to have an abortion and it goes wrong and the baby comes out alive, and survives, homey, Obama, says you should put it somewhere and let it just starve and die.  Just let it die…  Barack Obama saying that it’s OK for that to happen is terrorism in my opinion.

Get Ready to Rumble – in Round 3 of the Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker!

The bell in Round 3 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – rings today at 2 p.m. EDT, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., saunters onto the canvas with fellow Heading Left host Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore.

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David (& son)

Their topic?

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Tom

Last night’s town hall meeting of Oval Office contenders John McCain and Barack Obama.

And tomorrow, Heading Right moves into Round 4, as Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, Ore., takes on Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., in a NorthWest-SouthEast clash that’s guaranteed to get messy!

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants, today and throughout the week, by clicking here.

‘Kudzu Vine’ Host Makes Political (and Internet) History

 

Never let it be said that BlogTalkRadio isn’t helping shape the future of democracy!

Vernon Jones

Vernon Jones

In a history-making coup, The Kudzu Vine host David McLaughlin has booked the two remaining Democratic U.S. Senate candidates from the great state of Georgia – Vernon Jones and Jim Martin – for an exclusive debate on his show.

Airing Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. ET, the event was lauded today by Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Political Insider” columnist Jim Galloway as “the first high-profile debate that I know of to be conducted wholly on the Internet.”

Galloway also gave David a high-five for having additional impact on the race.

“This is the [show] where, one year ago, Jones acknowledged that he had voted twice for George W. Bush — which Martin has highlighted in his campaign.”

Not only Martin. Thanks to David’s scoop, Barack Obama also had something to say about Jones’ political faux pas.

In an interview earlier this month with the Atlanta JC, the Democratic presidential candidate said, “I do not endorse [Jones]; I have not endorsed him. He put my picture on his literature, without asking me.”

Jim Martin

Jim Martin

“Now I will tell you, in the southside of Chicago, and I’m assuming here in Georgia, those kinds of things aren’t uncommon,” Obama continued. “It’s a little less common to do when you’re a U.S. Senate candidate when presumably the scrutiny is a little higher.”

Obama added that he believes he met Jones at a previous campaign event:

“The reason I think I may have met him is I know somebody told me as I was shaking his hand that he had taken pride in voting for George Bush twice.”

Ouch!

David, meanwhile, tells us: “BlogTalkRadio is such a powerful medium to reach candidates and voters in both local and national races.

“This is just the beginning of a trend where more candidates use online radio as a way to spread their message.”

Show Descriptions: Tips for Bringing in the Masses

Monday’s blog post about using descriptive paragraphs to bring in listeners was well received. Folks even sent quite a few emails and several comments asking me to expand on the descriptive paragraph topic and give tips and examples. Before I do, let’s talk a little about Search Engine Optimization or SEO.

SEO is the art of using popular phrases and keywords to bring in traffic. As a professional blogger, I hate keywords and phrases. I find many of them to be unnatural. As a radio show host, you want to use as many of them as possible in your show description. Let’s say you’re interviewing George Clooney. Lots of people search for information about George Clooney every day, he is your keyword. If you can name him two or three times in your paragraph without it sounding too silly, by all means do so. But once is still good.

In fact if you want to look for what people are searching for, and create shows around those popular topics, you can do so by using Yahoo Buzz, Google Trends and even keyword tools such as Overture.

But I digress…

If you’re interviewing George Clooney for your show mentioning his name will be good enough to bring in many listeners, but don’t stop there. Why are you interviewing George Clooney? Is he promoting a film or charity project? Will he be discussing a political event or  giving his point of view? You’ll certainly want to put this information in your description as well. Now you won’t be just drawing in Clooney fans you’ll be piquing the interest of movie buffs, charity supporters or those with an interest in politics.

“George Clooney will be a guest on the Deborah Ng show this evening where he will discuss why he supports Barack Obama in the upcoming Presidential election. Listeners are invited to call in or chat.”

Already you have three important key phrases: “George Clooney”, “Barack Obama” and “presidential election.”  Also notice I mentioned how listeners can call in and chat? That makes it even more interesting. Lots of people want to ask questions of George Clooney, all the more reason to come by. Now potential listeners know they can look forward to hearing George Clooney answer questions from real people.

Ok, so you don’t have a famous special guest. That doesn’t mean your show isn’t interesting. There are still ways to hype your segment and get people to come in and listen.

“D.J. Deb plays the best music from the hairbands of the 70′s and 80′s. Tune in to hear some blasts from the past from Poison, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and more. Have a special request? Send it in early to DJDeb@notarealemailaddress.com and I’ll get it on the air for you.”

The above paragraph tells you the host isn’t just playing music. She’s playing a specific type of music. By including names of some of the bands on the playlist she’s appealing to fans of this genre and those artists. Plus people searching for these bands might come across this link and stop to listen. It appeals even more to listeners as now they can even request a favorite song – who doesn’t like to hear his name called out on the air?

I was asked if there’s a particular word count. There isn’t. You don’t want to make the description too wordy nor do you want it to be so vague it doesn’t tell the reader anything. A paragraph or two is fine as long as you mention any special guests, the show’s topic, and if anything special is happening. Will you be taking calls? Will there be a chat? Are you going to sing? Include it all in there. Give people a reason to stop by. What would make you want to come by and listen?

Would you like help with your show description? Drop me a line at deborahng@blogtalkradio.com and we’ll work on a solution together.

South Asians and the 2008 Democratic Race

Hillary Clinton’s policy director, Neera Tanden and Obama’s national policy committee member, Preeta Bansal, join Sree Sreenivasan and The South Asians Journalist’s Association (SAJA) show on BlogTalkRadio.

clip_image001The South Asians Journalist’s Association (SAJA) will be joined by Neera Tanden, policy director for the Clinton campaign; former legislative director for Senator Clinton today at 3pm ET.

Also, Preeta Bansal, member of several Obama national policy committees & outreach teams; former Solicitor General of New York State; and a past lawyer in the Clinton White House and Justice Department.

Obama Campaign uses BlogTalkRadio to respond to caucus results

obama.jpgAs we witnessed not long ago, Iowa was a big win for Barack Obama, and his loyal volunteers were using BlogTalkRadio to comment and celebrate.

The Obama Campaign volunteers from California have taken communications with voters to a new level with their BlogTalkRadio show.

One of their many new media initiatives, the show has aired during the unveiling of caucus results to give real time reactions. In addition, voters can call in with questions and concerns. Never before has the election process been so interactive.

Check in with the Obama California 2008 host channel for up-to-date word from the campaign.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Senator John Kerry

Senator John Kerry joins BlogTalkRadio Today with host Shaun Daily for another exclusive BlogTalkRadio interview.

Kerry BlogTalkRadio Today brings you Senator John Kerry at 11:30am ET [note new time] this Friday to discuss his endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for Democratic Presidential Candidate.

John Kerry appeared on Heading Left early last year and BlogTalkRadio welcomes him back.

Also on, a special Friday program of Live At The Event: Ann Lewis, senior adviser to Hillary Clinton.

Democracy in Action on BlogTalkRadio

Democracy is alive and well on BlogTalkRadio as our hosts continue to cover Election 2008 from here, there and everywhere.

Democracy for America will host live discussions from Iowa tonight at 9pm ET. Hear from Jim Dean and DFA boots on the ground in Iowa one day before caucus.

Obama CA 2008 will providing live coverage during their Dispatch from Iowa; Election Eve segment live tonight at 10:30pm ET. California volunteers in Iowa will recount their experience as election day approaches.

Heading Right Radio continues its Election 2008 coverage today at 3pm ET as Ed Morrissey hosts Mike Huckabee as he responds to his critics on the press conference and ad pull in a recorded interview. Also Senator Talent explains his support for Mitt Romney and NRO’s Jim Geraghty gives us the run-down on the races!