Breaking News Update: Good Morning America today ran a story on Obama and Rezko. Patrick Fitzgerald is on the video. As readers of Big Pink know we wrote a long time ago a story on Patrick Fitzgerald destroying the Obama campaign. Watch the video HERE.
The article on ABC is called The Rezko Connection: Obama’s Achilles Heel?
For more information on basic facts about the REZKO story:
Also, don’t miss our REZKO suggestions at the end of today’s article (below).
Why did Hillary Clinton win the New Hampshire primary? And (don’t miss it below) what should be done next? We’ll answer these questions.
Big Media and Big Blogs, the least qualified to do so, are trying to force feed the nation their rubbish answers as to what happened. We won’t let them. We’ll answer the question.
Here’s what happened:
According to the exit polls, more than three-quarters of New Hampshire Democratic voters watched the debate on Saturday. We here at Big Pink watched the Saturday debate too. Our reaction to the debate is on-line for all to see. 671 comments were posted on debate night. The reaction to the debate and Hillary Clinton’s quality answers are there for all to see.
What we saw on debate night was a typically engaged Hillary, giving specific answers. Hillary for instance, was the only one to mention India when discussing Pakistan – we noticed that intelligent part of her answer.
We also saw Hillary introduce a “Reality Break” to the blathering platitudes of the Obama/Edwards tag team against Hillary. Hillary was constantly introducing reality breaks to the non-stop nonsense and attacks on her by Obama/Edwards.
We also saw Hillary Clinton, in a very passionate way, defend herself. It was an amazing “moment” of reality.
We also saw Hillary Clinton speak about the economic issues facing the country and what she had done to bring health care to over 7,000 children in New Hampshire and to members of the National Guard.
We reacted enthusiastically that night. Read the comments for yourself. A typical comment was “Amazing”.
We also saw what we have seen repeatedly during this election: a nasty attacking John Edwards and a nasty piece of work by the name of Barack Obama. Obama’s “you’re likeable enough, Hillary” was a condescending nasty answer which betrayed the arrogance of the flim flam artist from Chicago. Obama for the first time gave a glimpse into what type of person he really is that night.
As we wrote, three-quarters of Democratic voters saw the same debate we did.
Immediately after the debate what did Big Media and Big Blogs say? They did not in any way describe what we saw. No. Hillary Clinton was belittled. Hillary Clinton’s excellent answers were trashed. Hillary Clinton’s moment of passion was described as “shrill”.
The three-quarters of New Hampshire voters must have been perplexed. What they saw and what Big Media and the slobs at Big Blogs described were completely dissonant. The New Hampshire voters began to see the reality of Hillary Clinton and what they were being force fed.
Hillary Clinton also began to take on Obama’s record after the debate. We wrote about Hillary Clinton Actions Vs. Barack Obama Words on Sunday.
Hillary Clinton was addressing kitchen table economic issues even as Americans watched their economic security threatened and Wall Street plunging.
By Monday New Hampshire voters saw a Fighting Democrat named Hillary Clinton. On Monday, New Hampshire voters also saw an increasingly arrogant, sure he was winningt, nasty, Barack Obama.
A major moment occurred on Monday which few but here at Big Pink understood. The Hillary Haters revealed themselves.
The major moment was when some overweight male boobs, infatuated with themselves, decided to disrupt a Hillary Clinton rally by shouting “Iron My Shirt”. We wrote about that incident and gave it the prominence it deserved. We posted the video of the goons attacking Hillary.
Women heard the “Iron My Shirt” chants. Women have heard that chant all their lives.
Hillary also had a moment of some emotion on Monday. John Edwards attacked her for it. Women saw John Edwards for what he was on Monday.
Hillary Clinton also confronted, in her typically brilliant and soft touch way, the vile Chris Matthews. The video circulated.
Hillary Clinton supporters and the brilliant Hillary Clinton organization (including Michael Whouley which we had written about weeks ago) did not wilt – we organized and fought. The Whouley New Hampshire strategy worked.
Women added it all up. The difference between what they saw at the Saturday debate and what was reported; the attacks on Hillary; the “Iron My Shirt” brigade called Big Media, Big Blogs, PINOs and Obama/Edwards.
Women realized they were witnessing a high tech gang rape.
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A majority of New Hampshire Democratic voters (58%) said that they were “very worried” about the economy. That was an issue that Edwards dealt with repeatedly. Yet among those Democrats who felt that way, only 17% voted for Edwards, while 41% picked Clinton and 36% picked Obama.
Clinton won nearly half the women’s vote, compared to only one-third for Obama, who was greeted with near-messianic fervor at huge rallies throughout New Hampshire.
Single women with no children offered strong support, with an 18 percent margin. The Clinton campaign made a late push to promote her record as better than Obama’s on abortion rights.
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The Reaction to the Reaction:
Big Media reacted with shock at their exposed stupidity and promised reform.
And Obama will now undergo much more intense scrutiny from the press and the Democratic Party: Does he have what it takes? Is he the durable candidate that he appears to be? Can he put muscle behind his charismatic rhetoric?
Big Blogs, including the DailyKooks stated they were shocked and appalled by what Big Media had done to Hillary Clinton – after the fact. The Head Kook of course did not mention his and his sewer mates’ attacks on Hillary – such as the HeadKook attack on Hillary with lies about waitress tips. Now the Head Kook has outright declared he is voting for Obama.
Big Blog phonies like Josh Marshall and Huffington who pretend to be impartial while shilling for Obama also prattled about how bad Big Media is while ignoring their own bias and barely veiled sliming of Hillary Clinton.
The unkindest cut on Monday was when even the great DailyHowler waved the white flag and surrendered to Big Media.
Earlier, John Edwards endorser Katha Politt woke up and decided to unendorse John Edwards in strong, but late, language:
John Edwards just lost my vote. How dare he take cheap shots at Hillary Clinton for letting her eyes mist over (not “crying” as was widely reported) at a meeting with voters in Portsmouth NH earlier today? This is a man who has used his most private tragedies–his wife’s cancer, his son’s fatal accident — in his campaign in a way that had a woman done the same she would surely be accused of “oprahfying’ the lofty realm of politics. This is also the man who promoted himself early on as the real women’s candidate, and who has repeatedly used his likeable wife to humanize his rather slick and one-dimensional persona. Today he deployed against Hillary the oldest, dumbest canard about women: they’re too emotional to hold power. [snip]
Hillary Clinton, long criticized as cold, shows a bit of feeling and is attacked as overly emotional. It’s the latest installment of the ongoing double bind in which, if she wears a black pantsuit, she’s too masculine, and if she wears a pink shell, she’s too feminine; if she’s serious, she’s humorless, and if she laughs, she “cackles” …
It’s bad enough when the media goes after Hillary like a pack of addled lemmings. A few weeks ago, it was her wrinkles — would people vote for a visibly middle-aged woman? — today, it was her welling eyes. But Edwards is not some on-air airhead. He’s supposed to represent “change,” remember? You’d think he’d be more alert to sexist gender scripts, given that he’s been dogged by accusations of effeminacy for (oh, horrors) spending too much time and money on his hair.
The substanceless Obama campaign with nothing to offer but sticks of incense and chanting at their celebrations of idolatry reacted with their usual Chicago slime and gracelessness.
In a foolish move the first Obama campaign reaction was to label the New Hampshire vote as “racist”. Democrats, actually women Democrats, who voted in privacy were denounced as racist for voting in private against a black man. Big Media invoked “The Bradley Effect” named after L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley who many years ago polls showed a winner but election results turned against him.
The Obama incense burners were arguing against their own case. All along Obama was selling “HOPE” and a belief that America was no longer racist and willing to vote for an African-American for president. Obama forgot to add “qualified” to the sentence. If the Obama campaign’s churlish accusation of racial bigotry is accurate, then isn’t Obama selling a false hope? The Obama incense burners were in too much disarray to decide which argument to employ.
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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Hillary has to continue on the offensive and talk about the future. The issues at stake are too important and Hillary needs to fight for us fearlessly. She will be the best president for an America that desperately needs a president. The next president must be ready on the first day to alter the course of history. America is on a dangerous course and needs someone to take charge and save the country immediately. There is no time for on the job training in the White House.
Here is what we suggest:
1. The next primary is Michigan. Hillary should declare that the Michigan delegation to the Democratic convention should be seated. Hillary should demand that all candidates agree that the Democrats of Michigan should not be disenfranchised. Make Michigan a big deal.
2. Same thing as above regarding Florida. Force Obama and Edwards to say whether the Democrats of Michigan and Florida should be disenfranchised – NOW – Before the Michigan and Florida primaries.
Let the Democrats of Michigan and Florida know who is fighting for them and their rights to representation. New Hampshire and Iowa also violated the calendar the DNC set up and have not been punished by having their right to representation at the Democratic convention abolished. Restore the rights of Michigan and Florida Democrats.
The Michigan primary is on January 15 so this declaration and challenge should be issued immediately.
[Why do we suggest the above? Once the voting starts the race becomes about acquiring the delegates that will vote to elect the nominee at the Democratic convention. Hillary needs to secure the massive delegations from Michigan and Florida. The way to do that is to fight for them. Obama, via John Conyers, will run an advertising campaign to try to get the Michigan voters to vote noncommitted, not for Hillary, in their primary and deprive Hillary of a Michigan victory. Hillary has to fight for the votes in Michigan and Florida and demonstrate that Obama has not and will not support the voters of Michigan and Florida.]
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What should be done: Debates:
1. There has not been 1 single debate to discuss issues of importance to women. We have had youth oriented debates and many debates addressing African-American issues held in African-American venues. We have had debates held in Obama’s Chicago and in South Carolina with predominately African-American audiences. In December we had predominately Chicago audiences in 2 debates before racial minority audiences in one day.
The next 2 scheduled debates are sponsored by the Caucus of African-American Nevadans and the Congressional Black caucus.
We have had only 1 gay forum, but no debate.
Again, we have had not 1 single debate to discuss issues of specific importance to women. Not one single debate.
The Hillary campaign can insist that this oversight be corrected. The next debates before the February 5 primaries should be about issues specifically concerning women; a debate also on gay issues where we can discuss the Obama gay bashing tour. We should also have a debate to specifically discuss health care and Obama’s abandonment of 15 million Americans with his NOT universal health care plan. We should also have a debate to discuss issues of particular importance to young voters.
The Hillary campaign should insist that these communities be represented. If the other candidates do not agree to these debates the Hillary campaign should advertise on news outlets for the respective communities and inform these communities that she is fighting for them and the other candidates are not.
2. The next debate in Nevada on January 15 will be hosted by MSNBC. If Chris Matthews or Tim Russert are moderating these debates Hillary should refuse to attend. Let Matthews and Russert and Obama and Edwards attack her all they want but Hillary should make it clear she will no longer put up with their misogyny. At the very least, before the debate the campaign should preempt the “Iron My Shirt” brigade by demonstrating how soft they have been on Obama and how relentlessly unfair they have been towards Hillary Clinton. The campaign can research all the disgusting things MSNBC has aired and make it clear in specific terms how disgusting MSNBC has been.
Hillary instead of wasting her time with Matthews and Russert can devote her time to interviews to discuss issues important to Michigan which votes on that day. Hillary can also spend the days before January 15 campaigning in Nevada. Let the boys play with themselves.
3. There are 2 other debates on January 21 and January 31 hosted by CNN which Hillary should attend. The first one is in South Carolina the second in Los Angeles.
[Why do we suggest the above? Hillary does very well in debates and in discussing issues. But none of the debates have actually concerned Hillary’s core constituency. The debates have to be turned to Democrats and Democratic issues such as the economy. Big Media has been allowed to decide the topics at the debates instead of topics Democrats want discussed. Let’s go on offense regarding the debate schedule and topics.]
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What Happens Next: The Media; Obama
We will have more on this issue in a later post.
In short, Hillary confronting Chris Matthews on his sick and twisted obsession with Bill Clinton’s penis and Hillary Clinton’s – well everything – and his blatent misogyny and “horny” talk and Jabba the Hut vileness was a smart move. We want to see more of a tough attitude towards the media. We know common political wisdom is that it is not good to pick fights with people who “buy ink by the barrel” but this is a particularly good moment to teach the American people about what their news outlets have become: propaganda outlets for the Big Media Party and in particular the Big Media Party candidate du jour Barack Obama.
As to Obama, continue to expose his record. In South Carolina ask the question to African-Americans: what has Obama ever done for you? Where has Obama been all these many years? Where has Obama been while Hillary Clinton has been fighting for the rights of all Americans, particularly African-Americans.
Discuss how Obama abandoned his African-American constituents in Chicago to unheated apartments while getting millions of dollars to the slumlord who is Obama’s friend. DISCUSS REZKO.
We’ll have more. DISCUSS REZKO.