Lots of Hillary Clinton events to attend and Hillary Clinton news to celebrate. Tonight is the big Radio City Music Hall pre-Birthday Celebration. This coming Saturday is a big Harlem Homecoming party for Hillary.
But first let’s discuss the latest news.
Obama supporters are still trying to justify the Obama gay bashing tour in South Carolina. These supporters are (surprise) Blaming The Staff. The other line of defense is that the entire gay bashing tour is a “vetting” problem. The latest defense is that somehow having a bunch of gay bashers at the same event is serendipity, a coincidence, a fluke. That defense is laughable. As we wrote in A Gay Ol’ Time In South Carolina this was a premeditated gay bash ploy by the Obama campaign. REPEAT: The gay bash tour is not an accident, it is a strategy by Obama’s Chicago Circus.
Bush masterfully tapped that homophobic sentiment in 2000 in part with McClurkin and even more masterfully in 2004 again with McClurkin and the top gun mega black preachers in Ohio and Florida. He tapped it so masterfully that Bush’s naked pander to gay bashing with the GOP spawned anti-gay marriage initiative in Ohio did much to win over a big chunk of black evangelical leaning voter to Bush. [snip]
This lesson isn’t lost on Obama. Desperate to snatch back some of the political ground with black voters that are slipping away from him and to Hillary; Bush’s black evangelical card seems like the perfect play. Obama wouldn’t dare go down the knock gay path, and risk drawing the inevitable heat for it, if he didn’t think as Bush that anti-gay sentiment is still wide and deep among many blacks.
Obama, his campaign, and Obama supporters are trying to defend the indefensible. The gay bashing tour is Obama’s cynical ploy to gain votes. This cynical gay bashing ploy is costing Obama even more votes with gay Americans, gay supporters and primarily the youth vote.
In other Obama news, the feeble minded David Broder of the Washington Post trys today to buck up Obama supporters. Broder does not succeed.
These are difficult days for supporters of Barack Obama. This city is filled with people who have voted for, worked for, contributed to and, in many cases, prayed for the success of the young senator from Illinois. The struggle he has had in trying to overtake Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination is wearing on their morale.
But the big news of the day is the vote of “No Confidence” in Joe Trippi and the John Edwards campaign by the dumbest of Big Bloggers and some idiot PINO supporters of John Edwards.
The Big Blogger and PINO John Edwards supporter have decided that Trippi and Elizabeth and the rest of the hapless Edwards Campaign cannot beat Hillary. These No Confidence in Edwards’ campaign dolts have taken it upon themselves to launch a ship of fools to try to bring down Hillary using a swiftboat-type ad campaign now that they are sure that Trippi and Edwards don’t have what it takes to win.
A newly formed political action committee is aiming to stop Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary by calling into question her progressive credentials.
“We think there are other Democratic presidential candidates who are both more progressive and have a better chance of beating the Republicans than she does,” said the president of Democratic Courage, Glenn Hurowitz.
He declined to tip his hand on the group’s case against Clinton, but said the PAC plans a paid media campaign in the early primary states to make its position clear.
“We’ll definitely have sufficient resources to make a significant media buy,” he said, adding that their campaign against Clinton would be “edgy” enough to get attention. “We don’t need to raise an immense amount of money to make a big difference.”
Hurowitz, 29, is a Washington-based writer and activist. (He has written freelance Ideas articles for Politico, including this piece criticizing Clinton’s and Obama’s energy plans.) The group’s two other officers are Sam Goldman and David Lipowicz, both of whom have worked for liberal and environmental groups in Washington.
Hurowitz and Goldman have both contributed to the campaign of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, but Hurowitz said their effort is independent of any campaign.
“We have no plans right now to back any particular candidate,” Hurowitz said.
This particularly laughable story began a few days ago with a media bait post on NothingLeft by Matt Stoller purporting to solicit funds for some sort of “progressive” anti-Hillary effort. Big Media in the form of Politico took the bait. It did not help Politico‘s credibility that the idiot supposedly running this new anti-Hillary attack was a former writer for Politico.
The, swiftboat of fools, armed with a website [we will call them DisCourage] and not much else, other than unsubstantiated claims to some few thousands of dollars, did what they do best: bluster and boast. Their website is clearly a pro-Edwards website, with pretty John Edwards pictures, except they lack the courage or honesty to actually label themselves as Edwards supporters. These self-promoting Hillary Haters (they attack Obama too – “Barack Obama: World’s Worst Negotiator”) were quickly exposed as wannabe Edwards swiftboaters:
New anti-Hillary Clinton PAC president Glenn Hurowitz of DemocraticCourage.com has previously endorsed Clinton rival John Edwards for president, according to an October 14 press release from the Edwards campaign. Hurowitz’s name is not listed on a truncated version of the press release currently on the John Edwards for President web site, however a copy of the release posted on Oct. 15 on the Democratic Talk Radio Blog listing Hurowitz among the “National Environmentalists for Edwards Leaders” remains available online. I also have a copy of the original press release with Hurowitz’s (misspelled) name on it in my e-mail inbox.
The “President” of Discourage has a pro-Edwards history on the other Gabor sister website too:
Nevertheless, this kind of idea reflects something truly exciting about the prospect of Edwards as president: he really sees the presidency as a movement-building opportunity, believing that good government flows not so much from the quality of the people in government but from the competing strengths of the movements that put them there. He’s constantly looking for ways to bring new people into the process and into the progressive movement. This is in such contrast to the more common Hillary Clinton transactional model of leadership: you elect me, a really smart person, and I’ll deliver for you.
This ‘DisCourage’ group is another in a series of losers who think they have the magic formula to destroy Hillary. These little boys don’t understand that Hillary has been attacked by armies of MEN and beaten them. These little boys think they are ready for the big time. These little boys don’t know what they are doing. Hundreds of millions of dollars and smart, dedicated, brutal MEN have taken on Hillary and left yelping and running like burnt rabbits.
As to the bluster and boasting of these little boys to run ads against Hillary, here are some things these little boys should keep in mind:
Obama is planning to spend $10 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, in Iowa alone. A few thousand dollars worthy of stupid ads written by dumb Big Bloggers is nothing and will get lost in the tens of thousands of ads run by all the campaigns in Iowa and which will total tens of millions of dollars.
The plans by these swiftboat blogging fools does not impress. These are not very bright people. Like the Move-on ads, these “edgy” ads will backfire. After their alleged (these boasters probably will only manage a YouTube video and a cable ad in some obscure Iowa local radio or tv station) “edgy” ads run, Hillary’s numbers will rise. These boobs have learned nothing from Obama’s sunken poll numbers – Obama attacked Hillary and his sad poll numbers sank even further down.
Joe Trippi must love these boobs, Not. DisCourage will further discourage the already low Edwards vote in the only state Edwards has a campaign left in. Doesn’t Joe Trippi talk to Stoller anymore? Why doesn’t Trippi listen to the harebrained ideas of these silly boys?
These silly boys do not understand electoral politics, that is why less and less people listen to their ravings. Instead of attacking Hillary these silly boy boobs should defend their candidate from attacks. Maybe these boobs can employ their genius to hit back effectively against the haircut, the hedgefund, and the house, narratives that are destroying the Edwards campaign. Maybe they should rant and rave against Senator Dodd for slyly inserting a $400 haircut reminder in his latest advertisement.
Edwards supporters want to follow the Obama slime model – they will gain the same effect, plunging poll numbers.
Last lesson for the silly boy boobs: Hillary has been attacked for 35 years. Obama and Edwards have not been the subject of any negative ads YET. Look how low Obama and Edwards’ numbers are without negative ads run against them. Don’t tempt fate fellas.
Next stop for these boobs, Nadir08.
Back to Hillary Celebration news:
Sen. Hillary Clinton will hold a big bash for her 60th birthday tonight, and it is one party that’s bound to be more about politics than fun.
“It’s hard to avoid a certain birthday when everyone knows about it,” she said at one recent public appearance.
Thursday night, Billy Crystal will introduce British rocker Elvis Costello and The Wallflowers to a sold-out crowd at New York’s famed Beacon Theater, a real political party.
Call it cashing in on being a baby boomer — tonight, the New York senator will raise more than $1 million for her Democratic presidential campaign.
Movie director Rob Reiner has brought in half a million dollars alone. It’s a donation that came complete with his own rendition of “Happy Birthday Mrs. President.”
When her husband, Bill Clinton, ran for president in 1992 he was just 45. At 60, Hillary is about the average age for presidential wannabes and right there with millions of boomers.
Sixty, she said the other day, is the new 40.
There is also an exciting Hillary event on Saturday:
Sen. Hillary Clinton hopes to expand her New York support Saturday, when her presidential campaign mobilizes for a midday event in Harlem.
The event kicks off a 100-day countdown to Feb. 5, or Super Tuesday when 18 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will hold their Democratic primaries.
Former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Charlie Rangel and Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith will attend the event, to be emceed by hip hop artist Doug E. Fresh. Tickets are free, and will be available at the event, according to Ms. Clinton’s campaign office, which said it could not speculate on the number of people expected to attend. [snip]
Ms. Clinton already has a strong following in New York. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted earlier this month showed her taking 49% of the Democratic vote, compared with 12% for Mr. Obama. In a hypothetical election between Ms. Clinton and Mr. Giuliani, Ms. Clinton commanded 50% of the vote, while Mr. Giuliani got 36%.
Earlier this month, Ms. Clinton made an appearance in Brooklyn, where she picked up the endorsement of that county�s Democratic organization, including Kings county leader Vito Lopez.
The event is on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, NY 10027, General Area: Seventh Avenue – Adjacent to State Office Building Campus – Harlem, NY.
Celebrate. Have a Champagne toast after midnight tonight.