Democrats are going to choose the Democratic Party nominee for president – not Ralph Nader, not Naderites, not Big Media, not Big Blogs, not incense burners, not imported voters, not temporary Democrats, not Republican wolves in sheeps clothing, not PINOs, not DINOs, not winos. Democrats will decide.
In our very first article on this website we wrote:
Although we feel that Senator Clinton will be the nominee (we thought that way back in March 2006), the race, as always in a democracy, will be an exciting one. We will have lots to say especially with regards to the media and blog coverage of the campaign. We will keep an especially sharp eye on “progressives” or Democrats who repeat Republican propaganda to undermine Hillary or any of our candidates.
We’ve been proven right. The race has been exciting. We were also correct in our wariness regarding Big Media, Big Blogs and PINOs (Progressives In Name Only). The biggest “repeat Republican propaganda” PINO turned out to be Obama himself.
In The Democratic Wing Of The Democratic Party we quoted Keith Olbermann:
OLBERMANN: The last time a politician claimed to be a uniter and not a divider, it was George W. Bush. Better luck next time. Our fourth story tonight, our “Countdown” to 2008, and since the uniter title is available, Barack Obama is picking up the theme. The Illinois senator saying one of the reasons he decided to run for president because Hillary Clinton is too divisive to get the country out of what he calls our ideological gridlock.
Senator Obama telling the “Washington Post”: “I think it is fair to say that I believe I can bring the country together more effectively than she can. That is not entirely a problem of her making. So of those battles in the ‘90s that she went through were the result of some pretty unfair attacks on the Clintons. But that history exists, and so, yes, I believe I can bring the country together in a way she cannot do.”
Ironically, it is the same line of attack on Senator Clinton used by the White House after a new campaign ad said the middle class and even the troops are invisible to President Bush.
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Today, in Iowa, all the work done the previous year will be put to the test. Hillary supporters in Churchillian terms will fight:
Many are the tales that are told. We are assured that novel methods will be adopted, and when we see the originality of malice, the ingenuity of aggression, which our enemy displays, we may certainly prepare ourselves for every kind of novel stratagem and every kind of brutal and treacherous maneuver. I think that no idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered and viewed with a searching, but at the same time, I hope, with a steady eye. [snip]
… we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
We too will fight and we will win. Iowa is the first battle. The final battle arrives 11 months hence.
And let’s be careful with rumors today and keep “a steady eye” (read our warning HERE).
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Democrats will vote to win…
Hillary has done her job. It’s up to us to carry the fight today.
At this point, there’s really nothing more Hillary Clinton can do, except to make sure her supporters actually show up tomorrow night.
“Call your friends, pick up a buddy, come out to caucus tomorrow night and together we will make history,” Clinton said.
The orders come from the top, but it’s Clinton’s troops marching through 15 degree weather who can carry them out.
Seniors, like Ken Hebron, are suddenly the most popular folks in town.
“Got two letters from Hillary yesterday!” he told CBS News chief White House correspondent Jim Axelrod.
To reassure supporters who’ve never caucused before, a campaign video tries to humorously point out that compared to some things, caucusing is easy.
If you need anything, even help with your kids, just ask.
One supporter did ask: “I’ve got four kids. Do you want to drive them everywhere they gotta be that night?”
A Clinton volunteer replied: “Let me take your name and see if we can help you.”
“Are you serious?” the woman asked.
“Yes,” the volunteer said. “We need everyone.”
The Clinton campaign says it has 5,000 volunteer drivers standing by. Four years ago, the Kerry campaign thought it had a lot – when it had 400.
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Democrats will decide who our nominee will be — not PINOs, not the faint of heart, not temporary Democrats, not wolves in sheeps clothing, not Nader, not Naderites.
Democrats will decide.