Today will be a busy day for Hillary Clinton. First of all, Hillary Clinton will celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Second, Hillary Clinton will win today’s Michigan Primary. Third, Hillary Clinton will be under attack by Tim Russert and Barack Obama and John Edwards at tonight’s Democratic Party presidential debate.
[N.B. January 15 is Dr. King’s date of birth. The national holiday is the third Monday in January.]
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Big Media is once again turning our elections into a joke. The good news is that the American public is increasingly waking up to the jokesters we appropriately refer to as Big Media.
For the past few days Big Media, aiding and abetting the Barack Obama “divide and disunite” campaign, decided to join in a campaign of race-baiting. Here is the latest Big Media joke, this time the joke mocks the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King:
According to today’s announcement from MSNBC, the debate will focus on “issues important to minority voters” and will be sponsored a number of groups, including the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of America, and the Democratic African-American Leadership Council.
Brian Williams and Tim Russert will moderate.
We would have hoped that with the vast resources of NBC and MSNBC, with all the news personnel in NBC and MSNBC’s employ that the debate tonight would have some diversity in the makeup of the two main moderators. Poor Natalie Morales will be on stage to “ask the candidates your questions” but it will be Williams and Russert in charge. Williams of course has confessed the love of NBC for Obama and Russert acts out his Hillary Hate at least weekly.
Dennis Kucinich by court order will participate tonight along with Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama. NBC News, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of America, IMPACTO, the African American Democratic Leadership Council and the College of Southern Nevada will co-sponsor the debate. The debate will take place at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., from 6-8 p.m. PST.
Will we ever have a debate to discuss issues primarily of importance to women?
We’ll be here tonight to watch the debate together. Join us.
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As we wrote in Stinky B.O., Part II, John Edwards and Barack Obama “tried to help themselves in Iowa by playing “tactical games in Michigan” (check our story and its link to the IowaIndependent if you want to know what the “tactical” game was). The Flint Journal smackdown editorial:
Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden “apparently are all but conceding” the Dem nomination to HRC. Otherwise, “they wouldn’t have made such a shortsighted and cowardly decision” to remove their names from MI’s primary ballot. Only a “desperate longshot would deliberately offend residents of a state crucial to electing the next” POTUS. HRC “notably wasn’t too intimidated” by the DNC or “afraid of upsetting the voters” in NH, IA, SC or NV. Conversely, the decisions of Obama, Edwards, Richardson and Biden “suggests that they know it’s nearly over for them”.
Let’s be clear about what Big Media and Obama and Edwards don’t want you to know: Michigan and today’s primary matters – a lot. The delegates chosen today will be seated at the Democratic Party convention (as will Florida’s delegates). Here’s why:
We’ve been watching with amusement the game of chicken the DNC is playing with Florida over its early primary. Florida’s early primary violates the DNC’s rules, so the DNC has responded by saying Florida will not get any delegates, going so far as to not assign a hotel for the Florida delegation. In fact, to find out how many delegates Florida is supposed to get, I had to go to the Florida Democratic Party web site, which shows that Florida will get 210 delegates. (The DNCC site shows 0 delegates for Florida).
But in reality, the DNC is trying to support an illusion that is about to be burst. Here’s Nancy Pelosi, who will be the Permanent Chair of the convention:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has let the cat out of the bag and said what everyone has known all along: The Democratic National Committee’s removal of all of Florida’s 2008 convention delegates for violating party rules about scheduling state primaries before Feb. 5 is meaningless.
Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Florida all violated the Democratic National Committee primary/caucus calendar – only Michigan and Florida were punished (temporarily). Michigan Senator Carl Levin makes the case for Michigan (and Floriday) in a letter HERE.
But make no mistake, the Democratic Party will not commit suicide by disenfranchising the voters of big electoral votes states like Michigan and Florida.
Hillary, is expected to win Michigan today and we will celebrate. After tonight Hillary will increase her already very strong lead for delegates.