Barack Obama At Hell’s Gate, Part I

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Think “pet rock“. Instead of “Barack” Obama, think “pet rock” Obama.

This morning there will be a Hillary campaign phone call soliciting advice on how to deal with Barack Obama. Some of our prestigious readers will be on that 11:30 call. Let’s recycle old advice on why logic and policy does not defeat flim flam artists. The only way to stop a flim flam con man is to expose him brutally and fearlessly.

January 4, 2008:

Flim flam artists target the young with excitement and hoopla, and hope. That is the way it always is. Hillary campaign strategists viewed Obama as a political adversary to be counteracted within normal political discourse involving policy. But Obama is a flim flam artist. You defeat flim flammery and flim flam artists by exposing them for what they are.

Again, you do not defeat a circus parade. You cannot persuade a bystander, using logic, not to be excited about the circus parade. You cannot cite statistics about how the parade is financed, how ugly the clowns are beneath the makeup, the amount of cheap glitter and paint employed to create the excitement.

Reading and viewing assignments for the Hillary media team this week: Elmer Gantry (book and movie), The Music Man (movie). Understand the opposition.

Flim flam artist Elmer Gantry (“a young, narcissistic, womanizing college athlete who, upon realizing the power, prestige, and easy money that being an evangelical preacher can bring, pursues his “religious” ambitions with relish, contributing to the downfall, even death, of key people around him as the years pass.):

May 2, 2007:

There is nothing wrong with Obama’s manipulation, sweet talking charm and phony interest in the opinions of those he is out to charm and seduce. There is nothing “new” about any of this. Obama’s problem is that he is claiming to be “new” while he is as old school as any con artist or Music Man.

As early as May 2 of last year, we wrote that Obama is a flim-flam man. That is what Obama is – a flim flam man. There are many flim flam artists in our society and they are sometimes very successful. Gary Dahl became a millionaire in the 1970s by selling – rocks. Millions of people gave Gary Dahl money – for a rock.

Flim flam artist, the Music Man (‘”Professor” Harold Hill is a con man whose scam is to convince parents he can teach their musically disinclined children to play musical instruments. Taking pre-paid orders for instruments and uniforms with the promise he will form a band, he skips town and moves on to the next one before he’s exposed.”):

Pet rocks were not a particularly dangerous mania. One man got rich while a lot of fools and their money were parted. Dutch tulips and the speculative bubble of the tulip craze however caused an economic depression.

Secularists and even believers in mainline religions are always shocked by the gullibility of theose scammed in televangelist scandals. From Aimee Semple McPhereson in the 1920s, Billy Sunday, Robert Tilton, John Paulk and Ted Haggard there are always those willing to fleece the willing. There is no difference between these religious flim flam artists and “pet rock” Obama.

Even when caught, flim flam artists continue to try to deceive.

So, what does this all mean? It means that the only way to fight a flim flam con artist is to expose him – brutally and fearlessly.

Leave it to a union man to show how it is done. Tom Buffenbarger president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers knows how to expose a flim flam artist.

Buffenbarger said to a working class Youngstown, Ohio rally: “Barack Obama is no Muhammad Ali. He took a walk every time there was a tough vote in the Illinois State Senate. He took a walk more than a 130 times. That’s what a shadow boxer does. All the right moves. All the right combinations. All the right footwork. But he never steps into the ring.”

Buffenbarger understands what we understand – the way to go after a flim flam man is to go after him. You can’t argue scripture with a religious style flim flam man. You can’t argue policy with a politics style film flam man. You have to expose the flim flam con man as a flim flam con man.

Obama abandoned his consitutents in his small Chicago Senate District. Obama abandons 15 million Americans and thereby any real universal health care with his “plan”. Obama abandoned those Maytag workers Buffenbarger talked about. Obama warmed his toes in front of the mahogony fireplaces in his mansion while his constitutents froze. But few people know about any of this.

Until the voters are provided information about flim flam con man Obama, policy discussions will have little impact in helping voters decide whom to vote for.

Pet Rock Obama:

There’s no better path to success than getting people to buy a free commodity. Like the genius who figured out how to get people to pay for water: bottle it (Aquafina was revealed to be nothing more than reprocessed tap water) and charge more than they pay for gasoline. Or consider how Google found a way to sell dictionary nouns — boat, shoe, clock — by charging advertisers zillions to be listed whenever the word is searched.

And now, in the most amazing trick of all, a silver-tongued freshman senator has found a way to sell hope. To get it, you need only give him your vote. Barack Obama is getting millions.

This kind of sale is hardly new. Organized religion has been offering a similar commodity — salvation — for millennia. Which is why the Obama campaign has the feel of a religious revival with, as writer James Wolcott observed, a “salvational fervor” and “idealistic zeal divorced from any particular policy or cause and chariot-driven by pure euphoria.”

“We are the hope of the future,” sayeth Obama. We can “remake this world as it should be.” Believe in me and I shall redeem not just you but your country — nay, we can become “a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest.” [snip]

Obama has an astonishingly empty paper trail. He’s going around issuing promissory notes on the future that he can’t possibly redeem. Promises to heal the world with negotiations with the likes of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Promises to transcend the conundrums of entitlement reform that require real and painful trade-offs. Promises to fund his other promises by a rapid withdrawal from an unpopular war — with the hope, I suppose, that the (presumed) resulting increase in American prestige would compensate for the chaos to follow.

Democrats are worried that the Obama spell will break between the time of his nomination and the time of the election, and deny them the White House. My guess is that he can maintain the spell just past Inauguration Day. After which will come the awakening. It will be rude.

It will be a rude awakening. Cults have great power to deceive.

The Heaven’s Gate cult, led by Marshall Applewhite a.k.a. “BO”, years ago had a rude awakening of sorts too. 39 men (some undergoing voluntary castrations) and women committed suicide in shifts.

Funny thing about cults, members never know they are in one even as they are repeatedly warned that they are in one.

If the Hillary campaign does not expose Obama as a flim flam con man with advertisments and tough talk the gates of political hell will open.

It’s time to help the voters know who the real Barack Obama is.

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648 thoughts on “Barack Obama At Hell’s Gate, Part I

  1. Brilliant post Admin…

    The media got it all wrong!

    Hillary’s is the campaign of hope! Obama’s is the campaign of flim-flam fear!

  2. I agree with this article but it seems everytime Hillary goes after him all the people say “poor obama, poor obama, Hillary is such a bitch.” He gives them that shit-eating grin and Hillary becomes the bad guy. I think other people have to go after him. She can however mention that he wants to get rid of lobbyists and all these unions endorsing him are lobbyists–aren’t they? Why would they endorse him?

    I wish the Rezco thing would develop into something.

    I feel sorry for McCain. They really did a number on him today. I wish someone would do a number on Obama. He is so slippery, everything seems to slide off. Someone needs to find the real Obama. He can look mean as a snake sometimes. The look in his eyes could kill. I really think he is not as laid back as he seems.

  3. messnbc is absolutely in the gutter with this McCain stuff. I hope Hillary comes out tonite and slams the newspaper for this crap. messnbc wants to straddle both sides of the story.

  4. @Irish1139

    “I think other people have to go after him.”

    I agree completely. And if this happens, the more boxed in/paranoid Obama gets the shriller his message will become. I don’t think it would take to much to unravel his wife’s dark side either.

  5. What are they doing to McCain?

    Lord, hope they don’t manage to actually make me feel as sorry for McCain as they made me feel for Richardson, Edwards, Dodd and Clinton. 🙄

  6. Here are some very specific personal things to bring up. Hopefully, someone on the conference call will convey this:

    Obama is a former smoker. He quit smoking to run for president (supposedly). He had everything going for him but he made poor choices about his healthcare. With his health care plan, he will be asking 15 million americans to CHOOSE to buy-in. No matter how “affordable” the insurance is under his plan, what is to stop young people from taking the money they would spend on health insurance and using it to buy cigarettes?

  7. You can’t go after him for smoking…not unless you want to alienate every voter who smokes.

    Where I live, in rural East TN, that’s just about everyone. 🙁

  8. I am a physician. I see this every day in the CT scanner. 45-55 year old man or woman with kids, no insurance. Quit smoking 2 weeks ago when the mass in the lungs was detected. Now he/she is lying on the table with a needle in the lungs waiting for the biopsy result.

    As a former smoker, how does Obama have the audacity to expect everyone to make the right health-care choice?

  9. Idunn, dont go after him for smoking- go after him for being hypocritical about it. Go after him for pretending to quit. Go after him for concealing it for years (apparently this is in his book). Go after him for smoking because it is part of this pattern of pretending to be someone he is not.

    Lots of people still smoke. I am personally against it but it is a free country. Its the lying and being fake about it that is wrong.

  10. It like the media has a new bone to gnaw on… gutter news at it’s worst. Watch for Obama to come out all sympathetic and touchy feely on this. Won’t want to risk any finger pointing.

  11. Ronald: McMondukakis’s loving that nicorette, but he tells us he never had that cigarette addiction all that bad. Frankly, I think he’s still smoking.

  12. IDunn, msnbc going BREAKING NEWS…on this McCain NONSTORY. This is nothing but BS…anonymous sources say that McCain had an affair something like 8 years ago….wtf cares, not me.

  13. Yeah but, so? He’s been exposed about his lies and his phoniness over and over and over. Nothing sticks to this guy.

    I honestly believe that if he doused his grandmother in gasoline and set her on fire on national tv, everyone would simple say, “Wow, his grandmother must have been just awful to poor Barack.”

    🙁

  14. Another line of attack:

    UNITY.

    BO claims to be “the one” who will unite us. Who is he going to unite us with? HIllary has a track record of working with Lindsy Graham (on vetrans rights) and Trent Lott (on childrens health care). She is a uniter. When pressed, Obama only mentions the names of moderate republicans who work well with democrats alreaday.

    Q: Will you be sitting at a table with Dick Cheney and COndelezza Rice to unite the country and map out a plan for the middle east?
    Many people voted for George Bush in the last election. Will you be uniting with them in your quest for unity?

  15. Ronald,

    Honestly I see where you are coming from about “smoking” but I think there are much bigger issues she can challenge him on…i.e. the fact that he doesn’t have any policies/thoughts that aren’t borrowed from her, Edwards, history makers, etc… The media will clobber her for being petty if she goes after him for that.

  16. Dot, I don’t have expanded cable, so my news is limited to NPR or the big 3 channels. I haven’t heard the McCain story. Fill me in alittle.

  17. being a smoker is IMO a nonissue. people choose to destroy their bodies.

    I still think Hillary should be the real Hillary. Just present what she offers and do the best she can. IF America chooses somebody else .. well we all will have to suffer but really there is nothing she can do about it.

  18. Now “unity” is definitely an area she can challenge him on.

    *Unity
    *Rezko
    *Proud of your country comment
    *Walking away from important votes in Illinois
    *MO not sure she could vote for Hillary if she were the candidate
    *Lies about Nafta

    and on and on…

  19. JanH and Idunn,
    THe smoking issue is an example of how his healthcare policy will not work because it is NOT universal.

    Many people, especially young people will not make the right healthcare choices. They will choose to smoke (as he did) rather than buy health insurance.

    its healthcare not smoking.

  20. dot48

    You know what will happen if Hillary slams the NYT about the McCain stuff? Obama’s camp will start feeding the press that she was behind it and she is trying to cover up. It is better to concentrate on her own campaign and let McCain fight his own battles.

  21. anonymous sources went to New York Times with a little dirty business. John MCcain had a relationship with a 40 year old lobbyist a while back…simply business he says.

    Sources trying to say that McCain staffers had to put a stop to it back in his first campaign.

    McCain says nothing improper. I believe him.

    All based on anonymous sources…MSNBC running with this like it is some big issue…nonstop BREAKING NEWS…just a bunch of shit.

    BTW..Nevada just had a huge earthquake. 6.3 .. no breaking news alert on it it seems.

    John Weaver,,,the source: just tells MSNBC that he is NOT the source and everything he told to NYT was on the record. He says he told everything he talked to the paper about to McCain as well.

    So sources, still not known.

    Next up…Blame Hillary *(I swear I see it coming)

  22. When Obama says something like “I want to get rid of lobbyists or I want to change something,” Hillary should ask him “How are you going to do that?” He really has copied all of her and Edwards policies and programs. If she could just get him on something he hasn’t expressed himself on and ask “How are you going to do that?” I think she would have him. I don’t know how he graduated from Harvard. I don’t think he seems that intelligent. Not like Hillary is intelligent. He seems like an airy head job, not a logical, analytical, basic common sense type of guy. The job of President is so over his head. I find it hard to even picture it in my mind.

  23. dot: After the third or fourth cigarette in a smoker’s lifetime, choice really begins to have very little to do with tobacco use. It’s more and more about a tiny little region of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.

  24. He made poor healthcare choices when he was young by choosing to smoke. He ended up with an addiction. An addiction to cigarettes.

    Young people, many people, who dont have universal healthcare will also make poor choices. Some will choose not to get healthcare no matter how affordable it is. They are usually young and feel invulnerable- much like people who start smoking.

    Unfortunately, many of these young people, too many of these young people, will have catastrophic illnesses.
    ex: my college friend dead from melanoma at age 35. No insurance.
    ex: the young mother of 3 with inoperable lung cancer
    etc…

    there is a reason Hillary’s plan covers everyone. Universal healthcare makes sense.

  25. Didn’t I read somewhere in the last thread that someone from Obama’s camp asked last summer if the media was going to go after Bill Clinton again for something similar to what they are doing to McCain? Might have got some of this wrong, but I think McCain should really go after who started this.

  26. admin, I’m jealous! abfab posting! Sherm, have you visited MY new blog? Got a great Obama “Empty Suit” image up today … a freebie … and it says it all!

    obamasdeckofcards.blogspot.com and don’t forget always new RezkoWatch posts.

  27. I hope McCain tells MSNBC to FCUK OFF. This is despicable coverage but then again why did I expect anything else. MSNBC wants to damage McCain .. no doubt about it. Trying to say this story is a bunch of HUBRIS…but covering it like it’s some big news.

    The only thing I can say is at least they are off Hillary’s back for the day….and bambi is not getting any coverage LOL

    This is the first day I’ve watched any daytime cable coverage…wanted to see how this would play.

  28. My husband is one of those super patriotic guys. Reads everything he can get his hands on about American history, adores this country and is passionate about his southern heritage. I don’t really have that same “passion” for America, although I do love my country and especially it’s people.

    My paternal grand parents were from Sweden, and my mother in law is a minister who used to have a ministry in Norway, and she and I always have long talks about Scandanavia. For years, I’ve wanted to look into moving to Norway, but my husband wouldn’t even consider the idea of leaving the U.S.

    My husband used to work for a local news station back in Va. He quit and became a film editor because the news in the U.S. just turned his stomach. Last
    week, we watched Michael Moores “Sicko” for the first time. For months, my husband and I have been following this election….and we’ve BOTH been disgusted by what we’ve seen.

    Last night my husband, the biggest patriot you’re likely to find , turned to me and said, “I wonder if I could find editting work in Norway.” He was completely serious.

    THAT is what this country has become for us….a place we’re considering escaping from, rather than working to restore and heal.

    How sad is that? American….the land we ‘ve loved our whole lives…and we’re losing all faith in it.

  29. I would ask him how he’s going to change Washington when his big supporters are all people who’ve been in the Senate for 30 or 40 years and haven’t changed anything.

  30. What a great article on Pet rock Obama.I am 90 years of age with a good memory and recall of my life and of history kept active by working on my PC.The young cult followers of BHO have no clue as to the damage and pain,suffering and financial loss caused by his ilk and all of the Bible thumpers,Pied pipers,and false prophets that have plagued our civilizations.He really believes that he is ordained leader of our great country.Get out and vote for the most qualified and caring person and first woman to be our next President.If Obama is your choice,you will be find that his leadership as the Music Man will will introduce you to “OVER the CLIFF TIME”

    Hang tough and Hang in HILLARY

  31. She could say:

    What will you do, how will you do that. How will you make these obstructionist in the senate quit blocking every piece of legislation coming through there. How will you go about restoring our democracy?

  32. She says I will work with people to make concrete changes.

    He says, With my magical thinking everything will change in ways I can’t define so don’t ask me about it.

    The magical house of cards will come crashing down if you think too much.

  33. You missed the party last night Idunn. Olberman interrupted Hardball with the breaking news of a McCain sex scandal and then they covered it wall to wall forever. Olberman was pissing his pants in excitement and kept bringing up Lewinsky as if this were relevant. It was just the lowest covereage I’ve seen from them. Turns out the real story is the fact that the gal was a lobbyist, but you wouldn’t have known it to begin with.

    KO lost me last night. For realzy.

  34. Someone needs to call your media out once and for all. They are giving everyone a bad name.
    I swear if this was all a ploy to bring out the Lewinsky story again that I am going to scream!

  35. I honestly believe that if he doused his grandmother in gasoline and set her on fire on national tv, everyone would simple say, “Wow, his grandmother must have been just awful to poor Barack.”

    And they’d tie Hillary into it someone. “#$@ b**** Hillary didn’t congratulate Barack! She must agree with the grandma!”

  36. Yeah, MSM is utterly disgusting, Tiny. But here’s the thing…it’s supply and demand, you know? We eat the dirt up until our stomaches are gorged with it, and then we go purge ourselves and come right back for more. MSM wouldn’t keep dishing it out if we didn’t keep begging them for it.

    And those of us who sit here and bemoan the evils of the media are the friggin’ worst. LOOK AT US! We sit here day after day after day glued to the T.V. set all the while screaming about how awful it all is.

    TURN THE SHIT OFF! Stop begging for the poison, and buying the poison, if it’s making you sick!

  37. “I swear if this was all a ploy to bring out the Lewinsky story again that I am going to scream!”

    Then scream away, because there’s nothing they love better than to say Lewinsky Lewinsky Lewinsky over and over. Olbermann is a pig.

    OTOH, this McCain story appears to have BO’s dirty little Chicago fingerprints all over it.

    I really don’t care who McCain was doing what with, assuming he was doing anything.

  38. Come up here Idunn, we have more coffee than we know what to do with! It’s the strong stuff!

    There’s a debate tonight and Hillary will kick Obama’s ass so we should be happy about that!

  39. is there any way to show who leaked the McCain story? If there is a way to trace it back to BO, we would really have accomplished something.

  40. I haven’t tuned in to MSNBC for weeks, I just peeked last night to see what the hubub bub was and it was disgusting. MSNBC’s rating suck ass….actually NBC’s ratings overall suck ass. The network is LONG due for an overhaul.

  41. I have stopped watching CNN and MSNBC. I tune into Fox once in a while but that is it. I’ve decided that this is one big conspiracy so that Obama can run all by himself for president with no opponents on either side…just kidding…maybe… 😉

  42. g’morning all… anyone watching msnbc? wow they arent even covering the content… the story is “where did the stoycome from” “who are the disgruntled sources?” “why did the times site on it since december?”

    blah blah blah blah…. mika brez is such a sory excuse for anything…i have never seen someone so enamored with herself. have you ever seen a newsperson watch themself in their own camera more than this person?

    everyone excited abt the debates tonite???? I AM!!! i cant friggin wait!!!!

  43. I signed up at John McCain’s website the other night. Now I’m getting e-mails from him and I made my own McCainspace. Yesterday I was feeling like I was getting to the point where I’d actually VOTE for McCain in the GE so I wandered around his site to get a feel. Some of his ads are so military, I felt like I was in the middle of Top Gun. Then I found his stance on Ira

  44. DOT48@1019: I could be as fatalistic as you are if I believed that America is the one doing the choosing. But here that is not at all the case. The deciders are big money, big media and a corrupt causus sytem(eg in Wa he won 2/3 caucus vote and only 50% of the popular vote). If they prevail and we get the bamboozler et dingbat ux then our country is in trouble. That is why Hillarys plan is to draw stark contrasts tonight. If it is fair but forceful the booing we will hear tonight before a pro Barry college audience will be seen as thuggish and partisan Hitlerjugen tactics. But I do think “America” needs to hear the truth about Barack and once they have then at that point I become as fatalistic as you are, in the sense that you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.

  45. !@# submit

    q and I’m pretty much over voting for him for awhile. I might get there again, but for now I’ll just write in HRC. Doesn’t mean I won’t root for him if he’s against BO, just can’t pull the trigger myself.

  46. I think tonight’s debate is with a closed political audience. If I am wrong someone please correct me.

    Give em hell Hillary.

  47. dot: you are correct. Students at UT-Austin were randomly selected for 400 tickets and 100 tickets were given away via a lottery system for members of the Texas Democratic Party. The remaining seats have been allocated to both campaigns, CNN and Univision.

  48. shit, keep forgetting you can put things up here.

    I awoke feeling somewhat deflated, then turned on the tele and what do I see but a report on FOX that shows Satans cult members adoring him for……..wait for it…………..blowing his f**king NOSE!! Did the world go insane? This is NEWS? AAGHHHHHHHHH so went in search of inspiring things before tonights debate (when I hope she KICKS HIS ARSE INTO SUNDAY)

    SO, I added a little “inspirational song” to hillaryworldwide.org
    go have a listen,get tought, get down, be inspired!!!

  49. The reason hubby and I left Va. Beach, Va. was because our lives were in utter chaos. We both worked high stress jobs that we hated, barely scraped by renting a duplex , the noise and congestion and crime was out of control. So WE decided to change our lives.

    We bought a tiny 100+ year old house in the Cherokee Nat’l Forest that sits on 6 acres of land , got rid of all the meaningless, useless “stuff” that had cluttered up our lives , started growing and preserving our own food , STOPPED being mass consumers. I take care of the house and the farm now, hubby brings in the cash. It’s a really good life out here for us. We have peace in our home and in our lives for the first time. It’s a blessing.

    BUT… it isn’t all “real”. As much as we buck against what America has become , we are still Americans. We are STILL tied into a massive comsumerist society…we still have to breath the same air the rest of society makes toxic…we STILL have to live under a political system that revolves around money and greed and “kick backs” and corruption.

    How do I reconcile those two things?

    I don’t think I can.

  50. gasoline rose .11 cents between yesterday and today.. I’ve watched my little cans of dog food go from .49 earlier this year to today .. .99.

    It’s the economy.

  51. When they write about this…and they will…it will not go down as one of the better moments in history…unless it can be turned around and soon.

    Hillary is doing well in Texas and Ohio. She has an amazing team of workers/volunteers on the ground, calling, donating, etc…

    Go Hillary!

  52. The weirdest thing about this election and it’s great big Bambi movement, is that I STILL feel invisible. I still feel like I’m screaming into the dark and no-one is around to hear me.

  53. plural @ 1051: olberman is a very weak person who lacks any kind of moral center. He masks this by acting like a blowhard baffoon. He differs from Matthews in the sense that he does not have terrets syndrome and is not floridly delusional. Turn off the channel!

  54. Maybe the new messiah will magically make all this go away, huh?

    Well he is the only one who’s able to heal our broken souls.

  55. I watched Olbermann for a while last year because I heard he was good on some things. But at some point in the summer or fall, the snark with people like Shuster got to me, and I thought — They’re going to get on Hillary this way and I’ll hate it. So I stopped watching before they did it. What I know about him now is what I read here 🙂

  56. It was posted last night that callers who speak Spanish are needed for Texas. I speak Spanish. What do I need to do to help out?

  57. “I live in Ohio and the feeling here is favorable for Hillary. I can’t believe how many more ads Obama has to Hillary at least 3 to 1 on TV. I hear him on every radio station I listen to-FM and AM. But I don’t hear her on the radio. I just gave more money so Hillary’s voice can be hear more often. We can’t take anything for granted-she must be heard.”

  58. Does anyone feel similar to me? Honestly, the hit job on John McCain makes me want to vote for him more now if Obama’s the dem candidate. I have always felt that the media had a pro-Obama, anti-Hillary bias, but now it’s coming to light that their bias is just pro-Obama and they will stop at nothing to clear his path. It makes me sick to my stomach to see what the media’s doing and I want to stick it to the media for transmogrifying this election.

    Also, what’s the status of the Monday money bomb? Is it a go or not? I guess I can send e-mails and make postings, but it’d be nice to know if this is something we’re all going to get behind.

  59. I may be vile and pernicious
    But you cant look away
    I make you think Im delicious
    With the stuff that I say
    I am the best you can get
    Have you guessed me yet?
    I am the slime oozin out
    From your tv set ~ Frank Zappa

  60. Also, what’s the status of the Monday money bomb? Is it a go or not?

    No clue. I donated my money bomb money yesterday, because I was afraid to wait.

  61. janH

    I dont believe that for one minute!!
    I KNOW how many came out to vote for her in england and Ireland. Dublin was PACKED and so was the poling place in London, They showed London on tele and save for two people in this HUGE que around the block they wre all hillayr supporters. There is even a myspace British group called BRITAIN FOR HILLARY. so I dont by that crap for one minute, no way! Ireland LOVES the Clintons they are adopted by us here. When they coe they are like rockstars. Some years ago Bill came here and he had Chelsea with him. The teenage girls here came out in droves, schools organised trips to see them in the guildhall in Derry where I live and the girls here all they wanted to do was see Chelsea. Next day tehy were all out trying to look just like her. There was a fundrasing event in Dublin, Bill spoke at it, only americans or those with green cards were supposed to get in, but the Irish had/bribed americans to buy them tickets and the place ended up with more irish than yanks inside, so no way do I believe that!!

    bastard press!!

  62. @Idunn,

    He and his campaign are trying to wear you down. Don’t let it happen. You have worked so hard for this campaign. My hat is off to you!

  63. I have seen enough of Barry to say that for me he is and will always be the bamboozler and his wife will always be the dingbat.

  64. I’m STILL working, Jan. Just trying to force-swallow a few cups of coffee and then I’m off to make calls.

    I can’t bitch if I’m not giving it my all, you know? 🙂

  65. @experience-matters-vote-hillary,

    I agree with you. I posted that link because I see it as more media garbage…more subliminal advertising.

  66. Now is not the time to give up guys–wins on March 4th will tilt this campaign back to us and give us momentum going into a key PA contest. Hillary has kept fighting for us, and she will NOT lose this contest. We are a comitted, strong willed, and stubborn bunch of people–not the type of people that Obambi wants to pick a fight with. Remember, Hillary’s fans always stick by her–but Obambi is the one who’s going up and down nationally for the last 3 months, depending on if he wins the last primary or not. Let’s bring it home on March 4th–I’ll be in San Antonio, a 13 hour drive from Phoenix, and we all should be making phone calls and doing whatever we can if you can’t get to Texas. Now, more than ever, Hillary needs us. Let’s not ditch her like the rest of the Democratic Party has.

  67. Satan doesnt have any support groups here that im aware of, only our girl

    ExperienceMatters, THAT is because the British are sane. Hell, the British are SO sane that they actually have universal healthcare and would REVOLT if the government ever tried to take it away.

    Americans, on the other hand , have become timid fucking sheep.

  68. Idunn,

    on the healthcare thingie

    it’s awful here. England did it wrong, the doctors are pushed to not spend, everything is geared to making people wait or give up. But when the USa gets it they wil do it right because HILLARY will make CERTAIN of that!!!! My hubby waited over 3 years for an operation. people sometimes die from waiting. and infections are awful here. MRSA but the latest is C-diff. When I am really sick I go to the USA for treatment, otherwise i’d be dead. This is why it’s so important hillayr gets in, doit can be done right for Americans!!

  69. Okay…zcflint09…is leading the war cry for Hillary today! Let’s dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up, and start all over again!:)

    Hillary! Hillary! Hillary Clinton For President!!! 🙂

  70. FROM THE IRISH TIMES IN DUBLIN

    Chequebooks out for Hillary;
    Such has been the demand for tickets to the Hillary Clinton fund-raiser at a private house in Dublin 4 this evening, the organisers made a last-minute decision yesterday to erect a marquee in the back garden.
    The big draw is former US president Bill Clinton, who will be rattling his collection tin at a cocktail party in the Raglan Road home of barrister Brian Farren and his solicitor wife, Linda O’Shea-Farren. Mr Farren is an American citizen, and will be one of the few people at the party eligible under US electoral law to contribute to Hillary’s campaign kitty.
    But this is politics, the art of the possible, particularly where money is involved. Guests who can’t vote in America are not entitled to make campaign contributions, so Hillary’s Irish supporters will have to channel their admission fee of €1,600 through an American citizen. The law is strict in this regard and it’s not as easy to do as it sounds.
    However, around 150 people are more than willing to shoulder the expense and inconvenience in return for a chance to meet Bill, and there are many more waiting in line in the hope of making the guest list.
    Clinton’s grip ‘n’ grin appearance, organised by Irish-Americans for Hillary, is expected to raise in the region of a quarter of a million dollars. The fundraising group includes communications consultant Declan Kelly, hotelier John Fitzpatrick and publisher Niall O’Dowd.
    Bill Clinton is flying in from London today, and hopes to get in some Christmas shopping during his three-day visit. His first port of call this evening is Government Buildings, where he will meet the Taoiseach for an hour before attending the fund-raiser.
    He has no plans to play golf, but it’s unlikely he will leave Ireland without getting in a round or two. The former president’s preferred golf partner here is former Labour leader Dick Spring – the two men have scorched around the Ballybunion links on many occasions. However, when Bill rang Dick Spring to say he was coming to town, he was disappointed to hear the former tánaiste would be away on business in Vietnam.
    After tonight’s fund-raiser, the former president will have dinner in a Dublin hotel with poet Seamus Heaney and his wife Marie.
    New York-based lawyer Brian O’Dwyer, who flies in this morning for the Ballsbridge event, is very close to the Clintons and is being spoken of as a possible US ambassador to Ireland if Hillary gets into the White House. Democratic Party fund-raiser Stella O’Leary is coming in from Las Vegas for the evening. She is currently working on a book on Hillary Clinton, in association with Irish publisher, Norah Casey.
    Irish Times 2007

  71. Even blowing his nose, Obama gets applause
    by John McCormick

    DALLAS – It’s probably safe to say that you have arrived as a politician when your audience applauds when you blow your nose.

    Yes, just a day before a debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama has a head cold.

    And about a half-hour into a speech here, the Illinois Democrat announced that he had to take a quick break. “Gotta blow my nose here for a second,” Obama said.

    Out came a Kleenex (or perhaps it was a hankie), and he wiped his nose.

    The near-capacity audience at the Reunion Arena, which his campaign said totaled 17,000, broke out in a slightly awkward applause.

    Despite the cold, Obama’s voice seems as strong as ever. He has a light schedule today and some time to rest up before his debate Thursday evening with Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

  72. c’mon guys! be positive! tonite is our night! she kills him in debates… and we have our one on one debate! this is her chance! please send positive energy her way… pray…light candles…burn incense… whatever it is you do- DO IT!!! we need to send good energy her way! if she does well tonite and calls him out on his BS, the tide will turn for us!

  73. It isn’t just healthcare though…it’s everything. EVERYTHING is about greed and money. My husband and I are simple livers…we INTENTIONALLY live below our means because it’s part of our life philosophy. And STILL, we can’t get decent healthcare (yes, we pay an arm and a leg for insurance)….STILL we struggle to find money to eat (and we grow 1/2 of our food ourselves)….STILL we scrape and scrimp to find the money to put gas in the truck so hubby CAN get to work and bring home a paycheck…STILL we can’t manage to put $1 towards our retirement.

    WTF???!! It isn’t our souls that are broken, it’s AMERICA that’s broken!

  74. “I’ll do whatever he says to do,” actress Halle Berry said to the Philadelphia Daily News. “I’ll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear.”

  75. @clintondem: i read that too… they cheer at nose blowing??? that speaks volumes abt the kind of ppl supporting this yahoooo… and let me tell ya… he isnt resting! he’s preparing… trying to read up on hrc’s policies so he can slaim them for his own tonite… he’s gonna continue with trying to hoodwink the voters… it wont work… an empty suit is eventually going to be called out for what he really is… nothing!

  76. meiyingsu 11:25: I am glad to see the feeling for Hillary is good in Ohio, but troubled to hear that our media campaign has not launced. Have you spoken to the campaign about this? How do voters react when they hear about Maytag on the one hand and see him dumping huge dollars into advertising on the other. Is there not some way to enlist former maytag people in the ground campaign. Is there some way to use union people to offset the message of pro-Obama unionists based on my posting from yesterday, etc. Any thoughts on followup?

  77. “I’ll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear.”

    So…Halle Barry is auditioning for the part of Mary Magdalene? Wash his feet Halle! Wash his feet!

    🙄

  78. excert from rove’s op ed piece in the wsj:

    “Mrs. Clinton can do much more to draw attention to Mr. Obama’s lack of achievements. She can agree with Mr. Obama’s statement Tuesday night that change is difficult to achieve on health care, energy, poverty, schools and immigration — and then question his failure to provide any leadership on these or other major issues since his arrival in the Senate. His failure to act, advocate or lead on what he now claims are his priorities may be her last chance to make a winning argument.”

    its a good article and has me fired up! this guy has done NOTHING! this is her night to call him on it. thats not attacking, thats calling a spade a spade!

    online.wsj.com/article/SB120355939956381797.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

  79. @Idunn,

    That is why only Hillary can fix things. She is speaking to people like you. She understands the issues and knows what needs to be done.

    If prayers help at all, I am going to pray long and hard that you all get the president you need and deserve: HILLARY CLINTON IS 44!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  80. You’re right Diva…I need to get off this pity thing today and start looking forward to the debate tonight. I’ve never wanted ANYONE to be torn down and exposed to the light more than I want it done to this asshole.

    GO HILL-A- RY!!!!!!!

  81. halle berry isnt voting on the issues or whats best for the us voters… i PROMISE you that she would be just like the guy on hardball…. ask her what he’s done and i betcha you wouldnt get an answer!

  82. I dunn

    from reading your many posts you sound alot like me in many ways with your what you believe and how you live. I honeslty do not know how I will be able to deal is somehow satan wins. Because it will not have been a fair fight, this is my problem. This has ot bee a level playing field, not for a new york minute!

  83. this is NOT over! when we take ohio and texas and we are IN! this is a race! hrc’s campaign made mistakes before, but this is the first time that maggie’s role in the campaign can be felt since they really didnt campaign much in wisconsin… what happens tonite is going to be huge! she has to have a new plan of attack… she needs to pin him down and make him answer the hard questions tonite. all of his fab oratory skills are nothing when challenged with the tough questions!

  84. This is the best case scenario for Obamabots and MessNBC. Obama is in the lead and if McCain is taken down the Golden One gets a free ride to the White House. I hope the conservatives get behind McCain and fight this only because Obama could possibly be the nominee and I want him to actually fight for his job for once in his life.
    I hope HRC gets him good in tonight’s debate. Our gal does well but I have a feeling Obama will be more prepared than usual. He is also more cocky than ever and knows that he can do no wrong in the eyes of his cult worshipers. Let us hope he slips up on something.

  85. Thanks guys…I know I’ve let my frustration and anger get the better of me this morning, but I’ll put it away for the time being. Time to suck things up and kick some ass! 🙂

  86. democrats abroad primary
    obama won 2.5
    hillary 2
    an additional 2.5 will be awarded in april following the democrats abroad convention in vancouver

  87. How CNN can even go ahead and sponsor a fair debate when they are all on record as Obama supporters just makes me shake my head.

    That being said, Hillary Clinton is going to take no prisoners!!!!

  88. Our gal does well but I have a feeling Obama will be more prepared than usual. He is also more cocky than ever and knows that he can do no wrong in the eyes of his cult worshipers. Let us hope he slips up on something.

    What we really need today is something that will rattle his ass to the core right before the debate.

    We need some Rezko…something.

  89. i home bluedem got on the conference call this morning at 1130 w/mccauliffe… i cant wait to hear!

    @highly: i agree that he’s cockier than ever… i hope that reminds ppl of dubya… i always wanted to smack that cocky smirk off his face! i feel the same way abt barry…. when ppl get cocky, thats when they make mistakes. its also when ppl start to get alienated. remember what they were saying abt hrc feeling entitled? imo, thats where bho is right now… he has that attitude that he doesnt have to take a stand on issues… he’s “above” having to be accountable for his past voting record, “above” the politics of having a platform…. he’s doing that bc he’s snake and doesnt want to be pinned down on an opinion! she has to nail him down and call him out tonite!

    cnn debates are always a little looser than msnbc’s with regard to timeframes, so she will have ample time to make him stick to an opinion.

  90. divabunny-

    This was over, someone would have won after the first or second primary which is what usually happens. This is basically a tie- one that needs to be broken one way or another.

  91. Who did this to McCain. Could it have been Daschle/Kerry/Kennedy? I want someone to find out how this all got started. This story happened 8 years ago. Who stands to benefit? Could it be Obama?

  92. timjcain,

    CNN is breaking it down like this:

    “Democrats Abroad will send 22 delegates to the Democratic Convention, with half a vote each, carrying a total of 11 votes.

    According to Democrats Abroad UK Chairman Bill Barnard, eight of the 22 will be superdelegates: two of those have said they will support Clinton, two have said they will support Obama, and four are undecided. Fourteen of the 22 will be pledged delegates.”

  93. After I make my calls this afternoon, I’m gonna go through the messiah’s speeches with a fine tooth comb, and then google parts that sound “poetic” and/or “preachy”. I guarantee you, I’ll find a ton of plagiarism.

  94. B. Merry, yes, I read your new info on the deck of cards blog. I have that one and Rezkowatch on my favorites list. I try to check both of those at least once a day. I hope everybody does.

    I believe deck of cards is the most important in the short run. I keep hoping for the Rezko story. I hope Hillary uses some of that information in the debate tonight regardless of her source.

  95. figuring out who did this to McCain shouldn’t be too hard. Go through a list of the people who were working on his campaign in 2000 but are not working with him this time around. Maybe someone who is working for stinky…

    Or maybe… its someone who has a signed memo saying he wont work for McCain anymore if stinky BO is the democratic nominee. What was that guys name? is he still on the campaign? was he fired after the NPR interview?

  96. older woman in grocery store this morning saw my hill pin and said so ya like her do ya.
    i responded yes and she said yeah me too.
    then she proceeded to tell me she thought Michelle was a crack whore. the woman was at least 75 it made my morning

  97. Or maybe… its someone who has a signed memo saying he wont work for McCain anymore if stinky BO is the democratic nominee. What was that guys name? is he still on the campaign? was he fired after the NPR interview?

    Shit, that guys name is on the tip of my tongue. Ummm…started with a “k”…. McKinnon! Can’t recall his first name though.

  98. A very nice post from MyDD which is consistent with our view that Obama would be the weakest nominee that we could put up:

    http://www.mydd.com/

    Oh, “Really?”
    by Todd Beeton, Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 10:09:02 AM EST

    As all are no doubt aware by now, on Tuesday, Michelle Obama twice used what I think to any objective observer was a politically unwise choice of words to describe her pride in her country at the precipice of what may turn out to be her husband’s ascension to the Democratic nomination for president. Depending on what media outlet you were watching or which right-wing gasbag you were listening to bash her, what Obama said was either this:

    “For the first time in my adult life I’m really proud of my country”

    Or this:

    “For the first time in my adult life I’m proud of my country”

    Why would she say something that so clearly would send anti-American dog whistle messages to those who, as Pat Buchanan put it, are “wired like” him and would be particularly pre-disposed to hearing that sentiment from a liberal, I have no idea. For me it brought back memories of the politically tin eared Teresa Heinz Kerry who really turned out to be a liability to John Kerry in 2004, but what was quite amazing (not to mention depressing) was that as the story played out on Tuesday, the conservative attacks on Obama’s words weren’t nearly as ridiculous as the liberal defense of them turned out to be. Obama fans rallied to Michelle’s defense, essentially insisting that a. Obama’s words were perfectly fine because she said the word “really” between “life” and “proud” and b. when confronted with videotape of her saying it without the “really,” many insisted that MSNBC had edited the footage to remove it, because that word made all the difference, you see, and considering the media is almost as evil as Hillary Clinton, what other conclusion could one draw!? A really poorly written diary saying as much sky-rocketed to the top of the dailyKos Rec list until its author finally pulled the delusional piece of crap from the site altogether.

  99. Good Morning Everyone,

    This thread began with a discussion of how to take down BHO. So far I haven’t read any doable suggestions. It seems a dead-end has been reached.
    My ex began as a community organizer, and it was his opinion that if you are able to reduce your opponent to the point of being ridiculed, then you would win. Then they lose their relevancy, and are laughed at.
    BHO always, always, has a slick come-back for whatever is thrown at him. I have also noted that we don’t hear much from his campaign about what his strategy is or will be, but on the other hand, the news is filled with stories day after day about the strategy of the Clinton campaign. As a Democratic strategist said the other day when being interviewed, the Clinton camgpaign has got to stop thinking about process and get into the game.
    I don’t have any answers, but I do know that I worked my ass of for her here in Wisconsin, then worked the polls for 16 hours, and he beat her in my ward by 8 votes. I was surprised that is was that close, because we were registering new voters, all of them young, all day long, non-stop. One woman came in wearing a jacket covered with Hillary stickers and I winked at her and she winked back and then told us that she was going to be back with 7 people so that they could vote.

    I am just at a loss as to what to do to beat this guy. This morning MSNBC has been talking for the past 6 hours at least about the McCain story. Now why do they not talk about the Rezko story, and the occupants of the buildings Rezko built with BHO’s connection in the IL state house? Why do they not talk about the plagiarism which brought down Joe Biden? Maybe because his was in the written form and BHO’s is speech? I just don’t know. I sat in a neighborhood bar the other night to get a feel for what people were thinking and one guy said with confidence that Hillary was going to lose Texas. I just said, “Do you think so?”
    I believe that the reason BHO is doing better is very simple: He has more money. Where that money is coming from (I believe it is Republicans) doesn’t get a look. When I go on blogs and news websites, there are ads for BHO on all of these sites. He just has money to burn, and Hillary is being abandoned by the money monsters. It is going to take grassroots organizing and money money money.
    It is hard to keep my spirits up, but I did manage to sway 5 of my friends who were leaning BHO to vote for Hillary. Lot of good it did.
    Anyway, my thoughts. You know, BHO zealots read this site, so any suggestions on what to do and how to do it are all read and taken under advisement. Axelrod is a slick manager, and Hillary just does not have people like that working for her. What the hell is the answer? We do not have much time left here.
    When I got home from the polls on Tues. I was ready to call it quits and give up, but after this post I am going to contribute more money to Hillary, the little amount that I can, and then make calls for her in Texas. She can have a huge lead, then bho goes into the state, pours enormous amounts of money into ads, and before you know it, the gap has closed and the race is a dead heat.

    Scratching my head.

  100. Funny observation about the McCain hanky-panky from a few years ago. Wouldn’t people find it rather Kennedyesque? Doesn’t it kinda help him show that he’s still spunky??

    &&&
    As for taking down Hopey McHypocrit, I’m looking forward to the debate. And I’m hoping that the media analysis of Obambi continues to intensify. It was so galling for them to point out “how
    amazing this guy could surge from the back of the pack to compete with Hillary”, when the whole reason is that they helped puff him up in the first place. Remember Chris Matthew’s show “Softball”: “Don’t you think that this Oprah endorsement might just be the thing that gets him on track” (quoted things are paraphrasing in this case).

    And in the debates, CNN and MSNBC have asked such slanted questions: “Hillary, why does everybody hate you, and how much of that is real”, “Barack: You’ve been on a roll, you’re quite popular, well dressed, speak convincingly, and …. I forgot my question. I love ya, man”. Rembember in the one debate, he got that softball question about violence and sex in films?

    But all this will come back to haunt him. The media wanted a story more interesting than “Inevitable Hillary, the best candidate, scooted through the primaries”. No, they wanted a nail biter extra innings game. And to make sure that the Repubs had a shot in November, they thought they’d help them by getting behind one candidate (admittedly a capable and more centrist one).

    Keith Olbermann, I’m talking to you. Arent you, sir, gaming the primaries to make yourself more relevant? Or should you take a sabbatical so you can officially work for the Obama campaign. I used to watch your show religiously, to hear the unalloyed truth. But now you are prosthelitizing, completely one-sided and unfair.

    And Chris Matthews, why don’t you just come right out and say, “I hate Hillary’s guts, I hate her to the core, I would rather see Vladimir Putin running this country than her”.

    &&&&&&&&&
    Okay, I’m done venting. Go Hillary!!!

  101. Morning, all. Quick break from work – GREAT POST, ADMIN! Deck of cards, 3-card Monty, the “ol’ okey-doke.” That’s stinky.

    Ronald: “sound solutions NOT sound bites” Wow! Send that one to the campaign (I’m in marketing – love it!)

    I still think that BO is the source, based on his double-sex-scandal-walk-to-the-US-Senate-history. Hope someone will excavate the truth on this.

    Everyone, keep the faith.

  102. You know this reminds me of one of those big epic movies where the good guy/girl is trampled upon until the very end and then…a happy ending!

    Hillary is our Joan of Arc…our Elizabeth I…our Golda Meir…our Susan B. Anthony…Harriet Tubman….our Eleanor Roosevelt of modern times!

  103. Taylor Marsh on the danger the McCain story poses for Obama:

    “It’s tempting to run amok and start writing pieces about all the things McCain has done when an opening like this is presented. But when the New York Times runs a story that’s eight years old that they don’t even nail down in what people are calling a “bombshell,” it would behoove Democrats to remember that Obama could be next. After all, they’ve already done Clinton.”

    Big Tent Democrat from Talk Left:

    “Many Democrats are glorying and gloating over the NYTimes story on McCain. Some after taking a moment, realize this story is troubling. Yglesias writes:

    [T]hinking more clearly past my loathing of John McCain, the Times’s effort to substitute innuendo for making a straightforward true or false assertion seems like a pretty shameful attempt to set up a Kaus-like presumption of guilt [Referencing Mickey’s attempt to legitimize the “Edwards is having an affair” stories]. If they have reporting they’re willing to stand behind of a McCain-Iseman affair, they should publish it. And if, as seems to be the case, they don’t have the reporting, then they shouldn’t write the story.
    Good for Matt. But if Democrats take a moment, they will realize this development is not good at all. I mention one word to you – Rezko.”

    The only thing I will change in the Talk Left story above is substitute “Obama supporters” for “Democrats.”

  104. B Merry – that Close Encounters video on Obamasdeckofcards is HILARIOUS!!!!!

    you should all watch this – youtube.com/watch?v=4OLn4dte3nk

    it definitely lends concreteness to this “cult of personality” when people chant his name over and over…and the auditorium of people seem more like they’re there for a Billy Graham sermon – up until now, I thought the cult stuff had its merits and was good political strategy, but it is real. That is f*d up.

  105. Right rallies to McCain’s side

    By: Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin
    Feb 21, 2008 10:23 AM EST

    Conservative media outlets rushed with surprising vehemence to defend Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday against a critical article in The New York Times, embracing a maverick they have often attacked.

    Rush Limbaugh calls it “the drive-by media … trying to take him out.”

    Laura Ingraham, another influential conservative radio host, said the Times waited until McCain was on the brink of the Republican presidential nomination and now is seeking to “contaminate” him with an article that she calls “absurd” and “ridiculous.”

    CBN.org, the website of the Christian Broadcasting Network, says an attack by the Times is “a conservative badge of honor.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8617.html

    Not surprisingly, the right is rallying to McCain’s side and is going after the liberal NY Times.

  106. the msm isnt even really covering the story abt mcain. theyre covering the story behind the story…. why did the nyt sit on this since december? where did this story come from? why did the nyt print a story on the front page abt a pres candidate when there are no sources named? thats all they care abt. why? bc mccain killed it! he did the right thing… he came out in less than 12 hours after the story appeared on the net and denied every single thing in it. now its not a story abt him anymore. its a story abt the nyt’s reporting. smart move for mccain and to everyone else… yes. i think this has axelrove’s fingerprints all over it!

  107. Informed in Illinois: The main stream media will now bend over backward to appear fair and this is not good for Obama. He and his campaign have already shown us that they don’t know how to respond to the inevitable rightwing attacks (ref: Michalle Obama “Proud of my country first time in adult life” remark).

  108. Not surprisingly, the right is rallying to McCain’s side and is going after the liberal NY Times.

    I despise the republican party for may reasons, but I’ll at least say this for them, the know something about loyalty. That’s NOT something I can say for the Democratic party.

  109. @idunn: i completely agree… the repubs dont eat their own! for barry i really think this is abt power. he has to know he cant change a damn thing… he hasnt done shit abt anything since he’s been in the senate! he’s not a party centrist that can work with republicans… he hasnt done it yet. hillary has!

  110. my mom would always say “the proof’s in the pudding”…. do you think that would be bad if hillary just said that after he said all of these things he’s going to do? “sorry barry… you havent dont it yet and you know… the proof’s in the puddin!” 😉

  111. I now honestly believe that if the ONLY person running in the GE were a democrat, the democratic party would STILL manage to lose the election.

  112. Idunn – you hit the nail on the head…that right-wing radio that despises McCain would defend him whereas Pelosi et al, DNC idiots do nothing when there’s multiple “drive by” media shootings of Clinton is despicable.

    I listened to Randi Rhodes for 5 mins just to see if she changed her tune – and she called the Democrats “born leaders” – she’s wrong; Democratic Leadership are born losers.

  113. LMAO!

    Maybe the Democratic party has a “broken soul” or doesn’t “think they as good as other folks”. Whatever the case…we sure as shit no how to lose with a vengeance.

  114. you guys listening to cspan2 there bashing in phone calls about bo and tweety bird a ladt called called him that bo is not qualified to run this country..ther emad as hell..

  115. …this isn’t partisan issue – journalism right now is shit. I hope the Right Wing goes after MSNBC too – that Fox News is more fair is telling.

  116. “This country has given me so many opportunities, so many blessings, I am proud of the United States of America, and what we stand for, and what we have achieved in history,” the New York senator and former first lady said while campaigning in Hidalgo, Texas.

  117. lol idunn..yep conservaties to bashing mccain and want him to bow out..and his wife cindy should be ashamed standing up there with him if the story is true..

  118. I’m listening to local radio and the right is totally rallying around. They’ve brought out pitchforks and torches and are ripping the Times and Dems. Even the dems are defending McCain. They’re talking about how Obama is teflon coated and getting a free pass. Someone called him the Magic Negro.

  119. just had Littman on FOX interviewing him, when he was asked about todays atricles in washington post and ny times on obama being all words and no substance, Littman said (this is insane) that when BOBO first started talking to small crowds for long periods of time about the issues, “they” (meaning the crowds) told him not to to that. So.this is why when BOBO speaks he does not alk about the issues………..somebody shoot me!!

    IS THIS GUY ON DRUGS???

  120. Well you haven’t done it yet… who’s to say you’ll know how?

    Well you haven’t done it yet… and you haven’t told us how you will

    Well you haven’t done it yet… but I have.

    Well you haven’t done it yet.. and there’s no telling you will.

    Well you haven’t done it yet

    @divabunny I think you hit on the best sound bite to use against the BO. send that one to the campgain!

  121. Evidence suggests New York Times editors deliberately held McCain lobbyist story

    rawstory.com/news/2008/Washington_Post_piles_on_McCainlobbyist_story_0221.html

  122. the mrs.,
    Agree with your ex. Best way to make people kill everyone’s fascination with the new, new thing is to make them feel ridiculous. Sophisticates hate to feel foolish.

  123. I’m listening to The Dave Ros show and he has on one of my fav guests, Melissa Lyon, a political scientist who hasn’t drunk the kool- aid and she thinks the republicans are SALIVATING to run against Obama.

  124. And if it didn’t, so what? Republicans are still gonna think it did. Watch for Bambi to get a REAL taste of repug viciousness in the very near future.

  125. @meiyingsu,

    This is getting downright scary. I can feel the rumblings of a huge explosion coming and who knows who will be left standing in the end.

  126. she thinks the republicans are SALIVATING to run against Obama.

    Well of course they are! After 8 years of Bush & Co. this election should have been a given for Democrats. But they prop up The Hope Dope as their chosen one, and low and behold, we’re in for another 4 years of republican rule.

    Apparently, NOBODY loves to lose more that Democrats. 😡

  127. Ya’ll should be listening to this, I’ll have to find a podcast for you. Melissa just said that she’s not anti-Obama, she’s anti the fact that he’s getting a free pass in the media. You’ll love this.

  128. Ahh! The gal who called him that also said she loved Bush. I was like THE HELL. But she was very anti McCain and said this is going to make her vote for him.

  129. I mean, think about it. McCain is going to run on peoples fears about terrorists and National Security. That’s his “thing”. So who do we put up against that…Hillary Clinton, who shows grit in that area and actually voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq? or Bambi, who comes off like a clueless, peace loving hippy who’s smoked alittle to much hash and is too mellow to get up off the couch right now?

  130. Actually, on second thought, I’m wondering if it was McCain’s own people who put that story out, or got the NYT to print it now. It effectively immunizes him against these kinds of stories, and it rallies the conservatives to him. Hmmmm ……..

  131. I have a hard time believing any republican saying they will vote for bambi if he makes it to november versus McCain, they say that now, but when they see him for who he is and that he is the #1 liberal senator, pleeeeease.

  132. Thank you HILLARY… That statement makes cold chills run up my leg…honest to Gosh!

    This is NOT the first time she has said this either.

  133. Oh and by the way, I’m kinda one of those clueless, peace loving hippies. But there wouldn’t be a person in America who would be stupid enough to elect ME president of the U.S.

    LOL!

  134. They also talked about Rezko, which I’ve never heard mentioned on the radio. Crazy! Maybe this is a sign that Obama is going to be vetted?

  135. Ann. Hillary said that America has given many opportunities and blessings and that she is thankful and PROUD to be an American.

    that THAT bitch Michelle Obamabotulism

  136. I am, Tim. Thanks.

    I’m not a big believer in self pity. It’s not productive in the least. I do occasionally give in to it, but I’ve learned to kick my own ass when it comes to wallowing in self pity. Better, imo , to get pissed off and work from a place of righteous anger.

    So…I’m gonna smoke this cig (yes, I do to) and then start making calls.

  137. any news from the morning conference call.

    anybody here calling Texas?

    I don’t know what is wrong with me…I just can’t get in the grove.

  138. I don’t know what is wrong with me…I just can’t get in the groove.

    You aren’t the only one, Dot. Just suck it up, and do the best you can. That’s all we can do. 🙂

  139. uh…^^that was supposed to say:

    TAKE that Michelle Obamabotulism…yes I’m getting it out of my system. The pent up anger at what has been done to Hillary is bubbling to the surface of my “dirty soul”. Look out

  140. “groove” not “grove”

    Gawd, is there a spell check on this blog or can I just speak and it will type for me?

    Anyways, I’m lookin any minute for bambi to whip out the “Obama Word”, start passing the pails around for “Hopiumofferings” and knocking people out with “ObamaHealSpeak”. He’s already progressed to having them faint all around him and he has his ‘bottle’ of water. Prayer cloths handy yet?

    His “ObamaWord” will replace our regular bible.

  141. what hypocrites- the NYT – they sit on a story on McCain

    meanwhile Rezko is front-page in the Chicago Tribune for months on end, and they don’t pick this up? f**king hypocrites.

  142. Ronald,
    Did you see my earlier post? Are you going to be at the event in Boston on Sunday. I will be there w/ my partner. We should try and say hello.

  143. This morning I listened to Tweetie, Scarface, Buchanon and crew all wringing their hands at the shameful state of journalism in the US. Tweetie couldn’t believe such incendiary, unsubstantiated accusations could be lodged against a candidate despite having done far worse to HRC for months. “How can you prove a negative?” he lamented. Each said that heads should roll if there isn’t substantial support for the ‘anonymous source’ info and predicted reporters would be all over the story trying to find out who leaked it to the press and who the sources were.

    My take is this scandal could be a clever, diversionary ploy by Bo’s campaign to make such allegations off limits, thereby sparing BO the embarrassment of equally scurrilous accusations coming out about his life. If the press is questioning journalistic practice in public on live TV and expressing dismay that standards of objectivity are not being applied, than it forces them to examine their treatment of other candidates and approach such stories with kid gloves.

    It was amusing to hear Scarface, Tweetie and company discussing the basics of Journalism 101

  144. Tune in at next bambi rally: mass healing of “wounded” or “blackened” souls.

    Bring your own bucket filled with your own money and drop it at the “obamafund” for future healing services. No refunds, definitely no guarantee that the “hopium” being sold is real.

    Orca and MicheleObamabotulism present for confessionals as well.

  145. Basil – you’re right in this regard that the Obama campaign has been all about Distraction from substance – “smoke and mirrors” – whether it’s rhetoric, whether its someone else’s scandal (McCain or Hsu), whether its clever little music videos – I wouldn’t be surprised…but I’d like to see Obambi’s camp outted as the instigator of the release of the article –

    someone on Taylor Marsh commented:

    “TalkLeft has a post now about how, in an effort to seem fair, the NYT will go after the Rezko story. I don’t know if that will prove to be true”

    let’s hope…although if they do do that, will the NYT have any credibility left by then?

  146. basil, you may be onto something there. NOW every story will be with a question mark…is it real enough to even be reported or will there be a big question. Seem messnbc went wall to wall, my sister didn’t even know there was an earthquake in Nevada till I told her.

  147. Ann, Im not sure which post you’re refering too but I am DEFINITELY going to the event on Sunday. Im trying to get a seat for the 7:00 event but haven’t had any luck yet.

    email me: rbalass@yahoo.com Lets plan to meet up there.

  148. Ininla, see Basil post above. NYT now will be nothing but tabloidy…

    This most likely was the “set up” for Rezco cover for Obama.

    It is all falling in place. We shall see. The outrage at MSNBC…it all makes sense now. Of course Rezco story will probably break on a Friday.

  149. @lninla: i agree… i think “now the flood gates have opened,” the gloves are off for the media to run with the dirt on the candidates. remember the nyt endorsed mccain and clinton. the nyt had this story since decemeber and mccain’s camp knew it… i think they waited to run with it until after he had the repub nom in the bag, so that it couldnt hurt him. i think bho camp gave them the story… this smells of stuff from 2000 and i think kerry/kennedy (endorsed bho) put axelrove onto the story. hopefully for us, this will blow up in barry’s face and they will start bringing out the dirt on him.

  150. Admin, Brilliant post. I loved the links.

    As for what she should challenge him on, it’s his bullshit. No one cares about smoking. She did a brilliant job when she challenged on his vote opposing caps on credit card interests. She isn’t going to take him out in one fell swoop at this point. it’s going to be a cumulative thing.

    She needs to have a whole stack of cards in her hand (which she does) and then just see what he deals her. She is well-regarded as a tough opponent around a policy session or a negotiating table. She can handle it.

    She’s been accomodating toward him because taking him apart without doing damage to the Democratic party as a whole is very, very difficult. And Hillary will not do damage to the Democratic party and leave the nation without a functioning instrument for positive change. Obama, unfortunately, has made clear that he sees no such need for restraint. The hate and misogyny he has unleashed on the women in the party has been kind of mindboggling.

  151. divabunny- let’s hope that the media will look closer at Obama…but I do hope the uproar over this McCain business settles quickly and out of the news cycle – March 4 isn’t far away, and it’ll serve as a distraction and take the scrutiny away from BO.

    re: rezko – I do feel like it’s going to have to be the Republican machine that starts talking about Rezko so the liberal media will have to follow and cover their bases…I believe the RW will have to unless they want to see their fledging candidate get shafted this early.

  152. anyone watching msnb… violence in belgrade at US embassy! tell me what in the hell would barry do abt that??? he has NO foreign policy experience! she has to get him on that! his LIE abt not voting for the war isnt going to cut it!

  153. @lninla: i really think they are already falling out of love with him… there have been a ton of articles the last few days reporting… asking what does he really stand for? what is he really going to do? what has he really done?

  154. Per Chicago Sun-Times…

    Lawyers for indicted businessman and political fund-raiser Tony Rezko are asking a federal judge to bar from Rezko’s fraud trial extensive lists of hiring recommendations made by political figures to Gov. Blagojevich’s administration.

    “There is no connection between the state hiring process and the charged scheme to control” two state government boards, Rezko lawyer Mariah E. Moran wrote in a motion to U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve.

    Prosecutors have submitted 26 pages that list the people Rezko and other political figures apparently wanted placed in Blagojevich’s administration.
    (AP)

    Moran noted that federal prosecutors have submitted as evidence 26 pages that list people Rezko and other political figures apparently wanted placed in the governor’s administration. Those lists show that hundreds of people, including Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama and Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago), recommended people for state jobs and appointments to state boards and commissions.

    The feds — in a separate investigation — have been looking at the hiring practices in Blagojevich’s administration. The governor has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

  155. As for Rezko who knows: they may ot find a good enough jury in chicago – leading to mistrial etc..
    That is so iffy…eve if the evidence is damning!

  156. Innila, Dot,
    (should have mentioned McCain but knew you knew who I was referring to).

    Anyway, from what I’ve gathered, the New Republic was coming out with a piece about the NY Times sitting on the story and some of the heads intimated it was published today because the Times didn’t want to be ‘scooped.’ ( I checked the New Republic site and my take is it’s a left-wing mag which would provide a connection to the BO people). Then they all said, Nahhhhhhh, it’s the Times, the paper of record, it couldn’t possibly be so trite a matter as trying to prevent another publication from scooping their story.

    But since the Times endorsed McCain about a month ago, and the story was evidently reported in December, the charges are flying fast and furious from Repub conservatives that the Times was trying to affect the outcome of an election by withholding information the public has the right to know. (Sound familiar)?

    The response from the Times is that the story wasn’t ‘ready.” (And it was coincidentally completed on Tuesday)?

    OTOH, I don’t think the Times would have endorsed McCain just to set him up for a hit.

    So I’m back to what everyone else is mulling over. Who leaked the story and why? Who stands to gain the most from it’s publication? Who has the most unaired dirty laundry.

    We all know the answer to that.

  157. @basil: you know it! “who has the most unaired dirty laundry?”

    i think bho camp leaked it to nyt so that barry would lock this up… funny how it broke right after he won “10 in a row” and has his momentum….??? story broke right when mccain started attacking bho. i think bho thinks he has the dem nom in the bag and then decided to go after mccain in order to bring the repubs out for him in tx and ohio so that hrc had no chance of winning. he probably didnt think mccain would come right out and step on it like he did… hopefully this is going to blow up in barrys face!

  158. basil – yes, that’s possible – though no one ever linked Obama camp concretely to the Hsu leak – but pragmatically, whether its Obama or not, what are the repercussions? – will the McCain incident stay in the news cycle long enough to distract negative Obama stories and won’t the right wing now target Obama if they think its partisan and timed story by the NYT to benefit Obama?

  159. 1. She should use more humor. She’s hilarious .. Come out with some EMT’s and point to them “Just in case .” Roll her eyes .. with a smile and a wink. We’ve all been rolling our eyes at the faintings it would be hilarious if she did and speak volumes without saying a word. It would also get the liberal press to think about all this is a more sarcastic way .. they need to see how they are waaay out on a limb here, and have made Obama so open to critique/by the GOP.
    2. Take a break from policy issues. Get (A LITTLE BIT) more rhetorica/philosphicall. She can jump rope in any style he can. She can do it better, in a more grounded way ..
    3.Give some major speeches. Talk about her past in a grand, breathtaking way. What a fascinating history she has to draw on! Maybe she drops some bombs and speaks in a frank way about her years as first lady in a way that makes headlines.
    4. White guilt motivates Obama voters? Well what’s not to feel guilty about sexism?? It’s disgusting and she should take abolut it.

  160. Please Hillary…go after your opponent on his Nafta smear campaign tonight at the debate!!!

    Pretty please with sugar on top!

  161. sophisticated.. I like your suggestions.

    I would add, she should offer him a cigarette. Then launch into a discussion of how important mandates are for universal healthcare so people dont make the wrong choice when they are young and feel invulnerable.

  162. okay ronald i dropped the book let go of the cigarettes
    i think she should wait til he gets on a roll and then she should faint

  163. Innila,

    That’s the perverse beauty of the situation. If the reporting about BO thus far is any indication, there will be no repercussions. But it seems awfully advantageous to BO to have McCain, the patriot, the war hero, the guy with 2 sons in Iraq, be dealt a nasty unsubstantiated blow by the press. McCain, by responding so quickly, will probably stop the story from dominating the news cycle for long as the issue is now McCain against the Times. In fact, a number of reporters remarked that it was helpful to McCain to have the story surface now instead of before the primaries or closer to the election.

    Once again BO will be given a free pass as news organizations reinforce the rules to their reporters and they feel the pressure of having their butts on the line for any inaccuracy in their submissions.

    Anyway, this is all speculation but my gut says BO is involved.

  164. There were signs the attacks on BO vis a vis “plagiarism” had a late effect in WI. Could this be more of it?

    Today’s Gallup national tracking poll shows another fluctuation — after trailing Barack Obama for the last week and a half, Hillary Clinton now has a one-point lead. Here are the numbers for today, compared to yesterday:

    Clinton 45% (+3)
    Obama 44% (-3)

    Some commentary from Gallup: “Clinton’s technical one-percentage point lead is the first time she has been ahead of Obama in Gallup Daily Poll tracking since Feb. 9-11.

    Admin,
    Did you receive what I submitted?
    Please send me some kind of sign!

  165. 2/21/2008
    Providence City Committee Executive Committee Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    Providence, RI: At a meeting Wednesday night, the Providence Democratic City Committee’s Executive Committee and Ward chairpeople overwhelmingly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president citing her ability to bring real solutions to the problems facing America’s families.

    “Hillary Clinton has plans to provide health insurance to every American and to strengthen the middle class – issues important to our city,” said Providence Democratic City Committee Chairwoman Joan Badway. “We are proud to give our endorsement and will be working to help deliver a victory in Rhode Island on March 4.”

    The meeting was held this evening at the St. Bart’s Club in the Silver Lake section of Providence. Mayor David Cicilline, a Clinton supporter and superdelegate was on hand to address the council.

    “Hillary Clinton knows that strong cities create a strong America. I am proud the Democratic executive committee and ward committee chairs endorsed an experienced leader who is committed to improving education for our kids, providing quality, accessible healthcare and addressing our housing crisis,” said Mayor Cicilline.

  166. Who are her big name people? Get Madonna out there with her, NOW. Love her or hate her Madonna knows how to throw a party. Her Malawi/Gucci bash in New York is still being talked about! Who wouldn’t want to be at a huge party in Texas with Hillary and Madonna? Have her sing “Hey You” which is a much better anthem than the stupid will.i.am. song from the dorky sell out Black Eyed Peas!

  167. the mrs, Thanks for your hard work. The vote among Democrats in wisconsin was quite close 53-46. It is the independents and Repubs that made it 58-41. There is not a whole lot you can do about it unless we have a plan to attract Indys and Repubs.

  168. from Jonathan Martin at Politico today (slightly edited for length by me):

    Obama not yet wise to Freak Show

    It may be too little too late, but Hillary Clinton may have been onto something with her warning to Democrats last night.

    Only one of us, she said about her and Barack Obama at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, is “ready to defeat the Republicans.”

    On potentially lethal lines of attack, religion and patriotism, Obama has twice now demonstrated that he’s not sufficiently aware of the danger that exists from the conservative Freak Show that did as much to beat John Kerry as George W. Bush did in 2004.

    Last year, Obama’s campaign largely ignored the persistent rumor that he was some sort of crypto-Muslim. Emails to this effect circulated for months, tainting the first impression many casual voters had of the young senator. Obama’s camp didn’t want to give the smear more attention by spotlighting it, but it reached such a fever pitch in the days leading up to Iowa that the candidate himself finally had to bring it up in his stump speech. And even now, new anecdotes emerge every day about voters who are wary of Obama’s middle name (Hussein) or his purported Muslim roots.

    And again this week, they’ve been slow out of the blocks in recognizing another danger zone.

    “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country,” Michelle Obama said Monday in Madison, Wis.

    By that evening, the quote was the top headline on the Drudge Report and quickly found its way onto conservative blogs.

    Now, the Obama camp can make the case that her comments are being distorted and that they don’t want to legitimize their right-wing tormentors by having Michelle apologize or even clarify the statement.

    After all, the mainstream media hasn’t exactly pounced on the affair. The New York Times, for example, had just a small story deep in the paper today, completely overshadowed by Obama’s success last night.

    It all sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

    Kerry and his top aides didn’t want to elevate the attacks of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth by forcefully rebutting them. And the Swifties didn’t exactly garner much attention when they launched their campaign in the summer of 2004. The elite newspapers and network newscasts initially gave them only the most cursory mention. Plus, Kerry was riding high after his military-bedecked convention. Why dignify a few fringe voices?

    But as Kerry learned too late, the politico-media world has changed. Obama may not want to play by the rules of the Drudge-Limbaugh-Fox News axis, but their influence is as real as the voters they reach.

  169. BlueDem,
    I don’t think national #s at this stage mean very much- even if HRC was 10pts ahead. Hillary & her advisors have said they expect her to win OH,TX, and PA. I mean they’ve flat out said she’ll win so they must have their own internal polling to publicly raise expectations like that. As long as Hill wins the states she’s supposed to she’ll be fine.

  170. People respond to parental archetypes. When we are voting for a President we are essentially voting for a parental figure for the country. Nothing beats the “cool black Dad” .. who WOULDN’T want that for a parent for the country? Except. The pull toward Mother is the strongest pull their is. Hillary is on the wrong foot now because she comes across as “pushy, limiting Mother” she needs to be “cool Mom”. She needs to be the coolest Mom anyone’s ever heard of. More comedy, (put her on some talk shows now, Dave’s top ten list, SNL, whatever!) surrounded by more hip factor people, where is Coldplay? Get them! And speaking in a new, candid, frank way.

    Everything she needs is inside of her, and she’s got it .. way more than Obama. Can’t stop now. Let’s keep these ideas coming and direct them to Hill herself. Go!

  171. nikki22, to add to what you said about national polls, it has no meaning right now. Polling people in California or Georgia has nothing to do with the results in Texas, Ohio. So these national polls mean nothing right now.

  172. Personally I don’t think anything is being used as a cover for the Rezko story. The media could care less about anything that puts their idol in a bad light.

    I doubt MSNBC will go with a Rezko blasting until the very last minute when they don’t have any choice anymore.

  173. hi hillfans, i have to work this eve so i will not be able to see the debate live with ya. i hope hillary scores a knockout!!!

  174. Re Trib story about seeking to exclude the “clout list” – it is terrifically relevant, so likely will not be excluded – could be a delay tactic. I remember after Blago was elected, many folks from the campaign whom I knew were up for job – ALL roads led from elected officials through Tony Rezko’s office. You had to have been sponsored. And, despite a few high-profile female hires, the appointees formed quite the “boys club,” like most of IL politics.

  175. Just passing through but wanted to mention to those of you who don’t think that the Rezko story has traction, you need to go to RezkoWatch and look at the new geo tracker I put up a couple days ago that shows where the hits to the blog are coming from … all over the world with high concentrations around NYC, Wash DC and Illinios. There is a lot of interest.

    As much as some of the folks at TalkLeft and OpenLeft would like to think there’s no “there” there, I beg to differ. My email inbox says otherwise.

  176. The poll might not be indicative as much, given the narrow margin, but it does show some sunshine at last and it does put a smile on my face that not every voter is drunk on cool-aid.

    As well, if it had been reversed or shown that Hillary had dipped, the media would be all over it as a sign that she is done.

    This is much better.

  177. sophisticatedcaveman

    you’ve got some great ideas there! even better than some of mine 😉

    I think Madonna would be awesome. Im not sure if she’ll do it. She hasn’t put out an official endorsement but said something to the effect that ‘girls need to stick together’.

    As for showing her maternal side: You are right on. Time for a little mama hillary. especially with everyone expecting her to go negative at the debate. It will be a good time to show her compassionate side.

    maybe she could scold him for smoking after school ? OK OK I’ll stop

  178. The document shows a number of political figures had made recommendations to fill open posts, including U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), vying for the Democratic nomination for president, and state Senate President Emil Jones (D- Chicago).

    The list of people recommended by Rezko for state employment includes his close business associate, Joseph Aramanda; Khalil Shalabi, who was hired and later left for raising campaign money on state time; and Kevin Lavin, a relative of Jack Lavin, who is Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s director of commerce and economic opportunity.

    Oh what a DELICIOUS snack to have while I’m on coffee break. I may have to write Tony a thank you note. 😉

  179. B merryfield,

    WOW! Your blog is unbelievable. I feel slightly intimidated when I see so many Rezko articles. Don’t know where to start reading. 😀

    Where is the geo tracker? I couldn’t find it.

  180. tim, read it and though it was kinda dumb. Its so 90’s all about marginalized sexual cultures. I was living in SF at the time so it didn’t seem so clever. I guess living in Seattle….

    😛

  181. Nikki2, while I understand that national polls don’t really matter, I must say that in a very real way, they do matter in terms of perception.

    Yesterday, 2 polls were gou, Gallup and Reuters/Zoby. I believe that Gallup showed Bambi up by 6 or so but Fox and others touted the Zoby (yes, we all know that he is not credible) poll saying that Hill is in trouble and that Obama leads her by 14.

    In terms of perception, this polls showing her up after all of his ‘mo’ can be used to say that she is still in this fight.

  182. Caroline,
    I also think public polling for OH + TX should be taken with a grain of salt. Look how many polls had the margins in WI wrong! I kept wondering why Hill’s team barely mentioned WI as a possible win. Harold Ickes would only say she would “hold her own”. How vague can you get? We’ve already seen polls out of TX that are all over the place, up by 10 in one and 5 in another. They have to get an accurate sample for these polls to have any weight. Knowing the percentage of Hispanic participation in the TX primary is key. If its too low or too high chuck the whole thing away.

  183. ronald
    think you’re talking about a different book this is about a circus family that creates its on freaks in utero. one of the freaks as a result of his anger becomes a cult leader prompting his followers to actually dismember themselves Katherine Dunne wrote it in response to the Guyanna(SP) tragedy

  184. Well any movement by Hillary now in the polls simply shows how strong she is as a candidate,

    I do not know of any campaign that would be left standing…let alone getting a lead…after the onslaught of losses and biased media coverage.

    This is encouraging.

    Hit it out of the park tonite Hillary

  185. I’m watching the Robert Preston clip from “Music Man” right now – LOL- how about:
    “Oh, yes, there’s trouble! Right here in River City! With a capital T! (and that rhymes with “C” and that stands for “cool”– yes, I man Barry!

    Please….. improve on this! Anyone? Anyone?
    🙂

  186. tiburones,
    You sort of made my point: How can you be down by 6 yesterday and dead even the very next day! Gallup is a reputable organization but come on. And don’t even get me started on John Hillary will lose CA by 13pts Zogby! I’ve never seen an election year when the polls have been this wrong, this often.

  187. Merry, you need to move that visitor counter up to the top of your blog, girl. Let folks see just how much interest there IS in your tiny little rezko squeals. 😉

  188. Hillfans take a Hill break; Tip of the day-direct all your anger about BO toward Spring Cleaning. I had some cardboard boxes to break down so they could be recycled and I just DESTROYED them … !!! 😛 felt SO much better after! Just a tip! Go Hill, we love ya!

  189. http://www.pollster.com

    IVR Texas
    Clinton 50, O 45

    Gallup Presidential
    Clinton 45 O 44

    Wow, Clinton turns the tide on O after all of his ‘mo’. She had been trending up lately. At this point, not much credence can be put on Nat’l polls but it does say that she has a sturdy, stable, base of support that Obama would do well to recognize.

    Fox Opinion Dynamic Poll
    February 21, 2008

    POLL: Fox National

    Fox News/Opinion Dynamics

    National
    (story, results)
    Clinton 44, Obama 44… McCain 51, Huckabee 34, Paul 7
    McCain 47, Clinton 44… Obama 47, McCain 43

    — Eric Dienstfrey

    February 21, 2008 in Poll Update

    February 21, 2008

    POLL: Fox National
    Fox News/Opinion Dynamics National (story, results) Clinton 44, Obama 44… McCain 51, Huckabee 34, Paul 7 McCain 47, Clinton 44… Obama 47, McCain 43…

    February 21, 2008

    POLL: Diageo/Hotline National
    Diageo/The Hotline (release) National Clinton 45, Obama 43… McCain 53, Huckabee 25, Paul 7
    Obama 48, McCain 40… McCain 48, Clinton 40…

    February 21, 2008

    POLL: Franklin & Marshall Pennsylvania
    Franklin & Marshall College Pennsylvania Clinton 44, Obama 32 Clinton 46, McCain 46… McCain 44, Obama 43.

    Hm…Let’s see if the MSM will tout Clinton over Obama now. Yesterday, they didn’t hesitate to quote Reuters/Zogby Nat’l poll showing Obama up by 14 over Clinton even though Zogby is a discredited pollster…

    These polls show that Hill does have a stable base.

  190. nikki22: if your point is that these polls are like blind men feeling an elephant, ok. But they drive perceptions and narratives and that is why this positive Gallup Poll is important. It may be accurate as well as more hopium enters the atmosphere and contributes to global warming.

  191. Nikki2, I agree with you re the numbers, but on the marketing and perception this helps her.

    Holy Cow! I’m watching CNN and CNN just showed there poll where Hill was 50 and O was 48.

    That is 3 polls today that showed her either tied or even. That has got to give her camp heart, especially tonight. I think that the plagerism/cult thing may have helpe.d

  192. I will just post what I said earlier

    Hello everyone
    tonight is the night. Hillary has to deliver powerful blows to Obama and be successful. It is a tall order, but I positively don’t see any other strategy that she can pursue at this moment. Even if she will loose – at least she will do this fighting instead of pretend to be all nice with this rally performer and his racist wife. I don’t agree with those who say that she may break the party. Even if yes – so what? This party showed complete disregard to her cause. Created idiotic rules that only favor people like BO. Showed absolutely no loyalty and respect to the only Democratic president in the last 50 years that was able to deliver more than they were actually dreaming about and be amazingly successful. This party and it’s members like Kennedy, Kerry, Dashle – showed themselves as aristocratic snobs and betrayed the interests of the only one nationally viable candidate. BO abilities to draw huge rallies and start a new religious cult based on his own persona – doesn’t mean anything good either for the country or for the Democratic party. If anything people should become scared of this personality cult and everything associated with it.
    So I say – go Hillary. Go at him with everything you’ve got. There is no fight tomorrow, but there is one today and you have to win it.

  193. cnn will be using those polls to drive more Obamabots to figure out how to get polled. I won’t put anything past them little turds.

  194. Several people just today have mentioned to me that the Obamacult is scaring them.

    This can play right into Hillary’s strengths if they play it right.

    My dad used to say “give em enough rope and they will hang themselves”

    We shall see. Maybe tonight will be a turning point, many are questioning the cult feel, questioning his competence, and if Hillary can score big tonite.

    If she keeps stating he is not qualified .. it will eventually stick. Especially since it’s found out he has stolen speechs, stolen her policy ideas.

  195. Wonder if Chris Matthews is a fan of The Knack? 😉

    Come a little closer huh, ah will ya huh.
    Close enough to look in my eyes, Obama.
    Keeping it a mystery gets to me
    Running up the length of my thighs, Obama.
    Never gonna stop, give it up. Such a dirty mind.
    Always get it up for the touch
    of the younger kind…my my my my MYYYYY.

  196. Obama always talks about Hillary’s vote, which is odd – for someone whose platform is based on the future sure talks about the past a lot.

  197. Re narratives: The press has their own narrative and their own story they want to tell. Did it matter to them that HRC was expected to lose every state she’s lost according to the polls? Well, the only thing I’ve heard from posters here is how the media has written Hill’s obituary. Nobody said ‘You know every poll taken had Hillary Clinton down in X state so it doesn’t mean her campaign is dead’. And the positive polls about her won’t change that either. I seriously doubt we’re going to hear about Hillary’s leads in TX,OH, etc. We will hear a lot about BO’s unstoppable “momentum” though.

  198. heard michelleobamabotulism was last night saying “America has to have a leader who will roll up their sleeves and get to work”

    Hillary has been saying this for months.

  199. yeah Tim, but now I have My Sharona stuck in my head. LOL!

    Oh well…could be worse…COULD be the Bob The Builder song. 😉

  200. timjcain,

    ever watch Battlestar Galactica? I mean when your not reading Geeklove of course.
    🙂
    The parallels with Laura Roslin election is amazing. She was the favored candidate, inevitable even, with no opposition. Suddenly a young upstart, who was not qualified for the office at all, Dr. Guis Baltar decides to run based on nothing more than his audacity. He runs a campaign that dismisses the issues- appeals to Hope, religion, feeling good again. He barely wins. There is even a little election rigging going on but that gets found out. Baltar ends up in office not knowing what to do or how to do it. The Cylons quickly take over the fledgling human colony he is trying run and turn him into a puppet for their evil ways.

    The show is written and directed in Canada. I think they know something we dont.

    http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/about/show/

    But…. in the end, President Rosalin sticks to her principles and is returned to power and saves the humans!

  201. heard michelleobamabotulism was last night saying “America has to have a leader who will roll up their sleeves and get to work”

    Miss Michelle should worry about rolling up her tongue.

  202. Informed in Illinois Says: I’m watching the Robert Preston clip from “Music Man” right now – LOL- how about: “Oh, yes, there’s trouble! Right here in River City!

    Yes, I’ve loved Robert Preston for years, and I bet BO is channeling him. You don’t need to practice or learn music, just use the “Think System” — er, the Hope System.

    Put that “try to hoodwink ya” speech to the tune of “You got trouble”. BO is the one trying to stir up trouble and mistrust.

    I think ridicule is the way to go now. The kids are getting tired of him — see some great articles posted last thread. Make them feel like they’re smart enough to see through him.

    Attacking him with seriousness doesn’t work on the koolaid kids. But ridiculing him and the cultists, showing them as gullible, NOT cool, will drive others away.

    Also ridicule doesn’t take up good air time. Hillary can be spending most of her time on her positive messages for her base in Texas, with just a few dismissive dogwhistles in BO’s direction every time he gets charismatic. Ooooh. Like when he goes into one of his applause lines, like “We must be as careful getting out of Iraq … as we were … careless … getting in…..” She could just look round the room and pick up a water bottle….

  203. it amazes me how hillary can still manage to maintain these poll numbers considering all the negative media bias, its quite remarkable!!…just heard the song ‘whip it’ by devo on the radio, and i hope she whips his butt tonight at the debate.

  204. JF1985

    You are so right on!

    Hillary give him all you got. Knock his lights out. If you go down, go down fighting and we will fight with you.

    Hillary, you are my hero. We’re counting on you.

  205. Maybe people are beginning to see how strong Hillary real is. The fact that she has faced some losses but continuees to fight, and fight hard. America loves the underdog and if she will continue to work hard…not get in the gutter, and keep presenting her message of real solutions I think she can still be in this thing past Ohio. A solid endorsement from a national figure right now would really help…I don’t care what she has to give up.

    I think the only plan of action right now is to dig in, be strong, chin up. Offer America real answers for the problems we have and offer herself up.

    That is all she can do now.

  206. Dee Dee Myers:

    Take the media. “You can still say anything in the press about a woman and really there is no penalty. That is not necessarily true about race, nor should it be,” said Myers. “The things people have said about Hillary Clinton are mindless. Take Rush Limbaugh. And not just him, Chris Matthews can go on the air and say the only reason people vote for her is because her husband cheated on her. You could never say similar things like that about other candidates and not pay a penalty.”

    MNSBC, in particular, drew Myer’s ire. The culture of the station, she argued, had allowed for misogynistic rhetoric, like when now-suspended correspondent David Shuster said daughter Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” to recruit superdelegates.

    “I think what he said on the air is just what everyone says in the green room and behind the cameras over there,” said Myers. “He just got caught.”

  207. anyone here in Youngstown Ohio area? Campaign contacted me..I have contacted them several times. They NEED volunteers in YOUNGSTOWN IMMEDIATELY FOR ON THE GROUND OPERATIONS.

    If anyone can go let me know and I will give you email address for this person.

    I cannot go.

  208. I am only listenning to jeff buckley today
    his halleluja is what i think we will all be singing this evening
    i don’t think bambi handles pressure well if she keeps her cool as she will he will become frustrated and i think snap

    this is only the primaries and she has been assaulted from every corner and yet she stands i cannot remember a candidate ever enduring what she has.
    Ronald
    tried to watch that show once as i remember the series from 8000 yrs ago but couldn’t make heads or tails of it. and by the way were we referring to diff books

  209. Tiny Dancer Says:

    February 21st, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    I’m listening to local radio and the right is totally rallying around. They’ve brought out pitchforks and torches and are ripping the Times and Dems. Even the dems are defending McCain. They’re talking about how Obama is teflon coated and getting a free pass.
    ***************************************************
    Well Obama HAS been given a free pass by….the REPUBLICANS. In fact the repugs help him in his democratic campaign for POTUS. It’s no fact that the repugs hate Hillary Clinton because she beat them to many times.

    So repugs thought they help Obama in the primary and vote for the their candidate in the GE. The repugs help create the monster Obama, the same guy who went after their own in Illinois–handsome young republican Jack Ryan by unsealing the man divorce papers over the objections of his ex-wife Jeri Ryan—and used his fetish for sex clubs (in his marriage) to topedo his campaign.

    And still the loyal repugs helped Obama, to get Hillary….So who is the fool, who got played, who used whom. Team Obama went after Sen. John McCain in a heart beat because he has no respect for Repubs and he know they’re HYPOCRITS. The repugs media and party has help Obama all through this primary and now they want to talk about Obama getting a free pass and not being vetted by the media….puhlease.

    I think Hillary has been fantastic and brave to go out there everyday and face what she had to face time and time again because her campaign has not been about Hillary Clinton but what is best for our country and for all the people that live in it…..even the republicans.

    Hillary need to be Hillary, people are listening and praying for her everyday. She is a leader and she represent what is best about our country….not want is worst.

    Go Hillary!!!

  210. just checked hills website for events in the pittsburgh area– nothing
    bambi has several
    she may have the lead now but without a presence he will erode it
    tried to organize something here but i don’t play well with others and i know no one

  211. I am only listenning to jeff buckley today

    Excellent choice, Tim. I’m feeling less evolved today though, I’m blasting Tenacious D. 😯

  212. So, today we had alittle McCain-affair coverage, a few handfuls of Rezko, and the debate coming up tonight.

    Did I miss anything else that might be of importance?

  213. I just read on another blog that Obama’s camp sent an email out yesterday to his donors suggesting that the 527 that is getting ready to do ads for Hillary is against the law….and he had them helping him in several states.

    Also, they are informing that EVERY individual $10 donation will be matched by I guess his big donors. They are encouraging everyone to do this ‘JUST FOR THE PRINCIPLE’

    Reckon we should try to do a “Just for the Principle” counterattack money bomb? I will find $10.44 by cleaning my couch and chairs and cleaning my car and truck out.

    I think we should challenge them assholes. We might not be the richest people but we can dig deep and pick greens to eat on if we have to.

    HERE IS THE ARTICLE:

    http://www.mediabistro.com/bbs/cache/t37740_1.asp

  214. timjcain, if hillary wins TX and OH, it will help to win PA. it doesn’t matter she has events in pittsburgh or not because if she lose TX or OH, it will be hard for her to make it to PA.

  215. They are encouraging everyone to do this ‘JUST FOR THE PRINCIPLE’

    Oh puhleeez…the only principal Obama is familiar with is maybe the principal of his High School. 🙄

  216. “heard michelleobamabotulism was last night saying “America has to have a leader who will roll up their sleeves and get to work”

    WHAT – the roll-up-your-sleeves guy who wants to “set the tone” rather than be a CEO of a White House administration?

  217. I know I’m echoing the statements of many on here, but I continue to be amazed at the resilience of this woman. She has been subject to unprecedented attacked in the media and she’s not only still standing, but ahead in many of the polls. It’s truly amazing. I know my support will never waver.

  218. as a result of mccain drama hopefully fewer people will believe that he can easily take down bambi and will be reluctant to cross party lines in the remaining contests

  219. THE WOMAN IS AN INSPIRATION
    professionally what she has gone through in the past month is overwhelming and yet she stands.
    I heart hillary

  220. I’ve been sending a pretty detailed e-mail to friends and supporters and those true undecided voters that I know of reasons and stories and video clips on why they should support Hillary. If you want a copy to send for yourself, please e-mail me and I will be glad to send it your way: lawschooldem@gmail.com

  221. Sorry guys not been in for a few days, I’m now on holiday in Australia for 5 weeks.

    Hill has to go after the unpatriotic behaviour of the obama’s thats the killer i think. Challenge him on his help to the kenyan cousin who wants to install Sharia law.

    Obama’s lapel pin fiasco, MO’s disgusting comment, she can tear him down with this, if theres one thing us americans can’t accept is unpatriotism.

    I totally agreee, tonight, she should open the floodgates make his head spin like a wheel. Throw the sink at him.

  222. I’m going to start my own 527 called “Obama is a wanker.” It won’t be pro-hillary, just anti-O. Of course I have little resources so it may consist of some crayon drawings I can comission my friends kids to make and a myspace page and Idunn’s song parodies.

  223. what is a 527
    is it like 420(joke)

    yes Tim, it’s just like 4:20. 😉

    No, a 527 ia a tax-exempt group organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code to raise money for political activities

  224. Blue Democrat wrote:
    “Admin,
    Did you receive what I submitted?
    Please send me some kind of sign!”

    Nothing received BD.

  225. Of course I have little resources so it may consist of some crayon drawings I can comission my friends kids to make and a myspace page and Idunn’s song parodies.

    So, you’re saying I don’t get a crayon?

  226. I disagree i think she should only provoke him a little. i think he is very angry and has a huge sense of entitlement. He will lash out and everyone will see his true colors, someone said give him enough room and he will hang himself. i agree.

  227. So I was going to buy a new snowboard package – boots, board, bindings, jacket, pants – but I’m so irked at the Obama camp I’ve decided to donate the money to Hill instead. I won’t get up to the slopes more than 1 or 2 more times this year (so sad), I can use my old stuff.

    The board is massively on sale and I love it so I might still buy the board and just use the rest of my old stuff this year.

  228. Wha?

    lninla Says: “heard michelleobamabotulism was last night saying “America has to have a leader who will roll up their sleeves and get to work”

    Hillary has been saying that since she first announced back last spring! Millions of video clips of her saying that should be available.

  229. well if a certain person here last night is honest…Obama is going to try to ambush Hillary with something and make her angry.

    They have private investigators EVERYWHERE. There is Big, Big, money around this man and I would not put anything past them. I mean anything.

  230. yahoo lists the top ten most searched subjects on its homepage so i have without being signed in of course did about 500 searches of larry sinclair
    senseless i know but it made me feel better

  231. Idunn, you can gave crayons too! You just need to draw pics of the anti-christ and maybe some recreations of Obama/Rezko interactions.

  232. Here is what I think might happen.

    Bambi is going to hit her with the fact that her campaign has a lot of debt. 7.6 million last month. They have unpaid bills going back to Iowa. He is going to make her look like someone who can’t manage a campaign with massive contributions coming in $ .. and then say it is a “judgement” issue ..she can’t pick effective campaign managers with her $ so how can we trust her to pick effective managers for the taxpayers $.

    He keeps going to the “judgement” cause that is all he has.

    Look for low blows by him ..

  233. In a recent interview with Newsweek, Obama reveals that she got into Princeton University not on the strength of her grades, which she admits were unexceptional, but thanks to her brother Craig, a star athlete and gifted student who preceded her to the school. As a “legacy” candidate and a beneficiary of affirmative action, Michelle Obama was granted an opportunity that others more accomplished were denied. Nor, according to
    friends quoted in the article, did Obama object when she was later accepted to Harvard as part of the school’s outreach to minority students. “She recognized that she had been privileged by affirmative action and she was very comfortable with that,” her friend recalls.

  234. yes low blows but she always remains calm she has been through the wringer and stays in control but he has not he will explode if she remains unfazed

  235. ^^ this is my opinion ^^ been reading a lot of articles today. Anyone called Texas? I’m sorry I’m going to need a doctor excuse for my absence from the phones, I actually logged on but can’t even make a call. I just don’t feel perky enough right now to talk.

  236. timjcain,

    There are lots of organizations in Pittsburgh to work with.

    Have you checked with the 14th ward democratic club? You could also start an office. I dont know a lot of people there but I may be able to put you in touch with a few….

  237. Anyone here connected to the hillary website? Im pissed at how difficult it is for me to donate to Hllary’s campaign. I live abroad and on her site you have to actually mail an american check, difficult if in another country!! I have been sending my Mom money and she sends it on to Hillayr, but that is a pain in the arse. So I just wanted to see satans site and if he accepts americans abroad donations, and his is easier (sad to say!!) you can do it all onine with your credit card ad enter your passport number instead of mailing all that with a US check.

    SO, if anyone has pull then see if they can change that!! I want to set up a regular weekly donation with my mastercard and stop bothering my poor retired Mum in Florida:):)

  238. Experience, the reason that Hillary does it that way is so that no-one has room to question whether donations abroad are from citizens of the U.S. It is for her protection.

    Bambi would be a goner if anyone were ever to prove that he tok money from foreign nationals. IN FACT, there are folks who are already looking into his abroad contributions.

  239. 1950 democrat – someone earlier had noted that MO said “America has to have a leader who will roll up their sleeves and get to work”

    yes, of course, Clinton’s been saying this from the beginning, roll up your sleeves. Sure, it’s lifting Clinton’s phrases, but I was just commenting on the point of what MO was saying if she’s implying it’s her husband- Obama’s not the type to work hard, if he’s all about “setting tone” not managing a country.

  240. This is so funny…I was “thinking” that BO was a pet rock too. I’m glad it came out that others think that way too.
    I was wondering if Yale lowered it’s academic standards after Hillary went there…since BO doesn’t seem to know what “universal” means!!!!!

  241. Ronald
    sure and this is why I said – hit him hard. Don’t think about polls – go with the force. Like in Star wars. You cannot win every word, but you can show that this guy is Incompetent Charlatan and you are the real one. Maybe less likable, maybe without such a charisma (god I hate this word), maybe without such a rocking personality. But you are real, experienced, you don’t mince words and you don’t sugar coat it. and we should be real about what we are in. Economy in recession. 2 wars with no end. Housing and financial crisis. SS and Medicare almost broke. do we really need more to be scared? do we really can hope on a miracle with BO and his stupid wife that has not any other good day in her life but the one when Obama is a president and she is only proud now. Gee, in any other circumstances – he will be buried by now. But American inability to really listen to anything but negative plays a role to his advantage. People want to be lullabied. well it should stop today.
    otherwise, pardon my French, she is fucking over and done with. I am tired to keep it all inside me for so long and see her loose time after time.

  242. Obama loves to plagerize other peoples hard work. It is getting so obvious even my baby can tell. (ok I don’t have a baby but you get my drift.)

    That is a character of a lazy man and a foolish one too. But when someone is the blatant and do this crap constantly is because they’re not being called on it in the media.

    People see this and if this continue to go on…our children will get the wrong message is that cheating is a winning tactic in being the POTUS.

  243. JF1985….

    actually, she isn’t losing. This thing is really tied. In the past, when someone won the nomination we were done with the whole thing by South Carolina. The media wants you to believe there has been some sort of great upset or landslide to boost their ratings. There would have been nothing to talk about endlessly if Hillary had wrapped this thing up at the very begining. So its tied. There is work to do. There are people to convince and there is kool aid to rip out of peoples hands and pour down the drain.
    She has won the big states. She has essentially tied him in delegates. I think she is still ahead in overall votes counted (though I could be wrong there). In any case I dont hear any fat lading singing yet.

    Im looking forward to the debate!

  244. BTW gang, I just gave a thousand dollars to the campaign and I am tapped out.

    time for rice and beans for dinner.

  245. Past Texas party chair, superdelegate Slagle opts for Clinton

    02/21/2008

    Associated Press

    Superdelegate Bob Slagle of Sherman, former chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, said Thursday he is supporting Hillary Clinton for president and that he’s been working to help her Texas campaign.

    Slagle had backed New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson before he withdrew from the race. Slagle said he has known Clinton since 1992 and is impressed by her knowledge of issues, including the war in Iraq and international finance.

    “I know that experience really does matter,” Slagle said. “Anyway, I know that she’s absolutely brilliant. I know that she’s extremely competent.”

    “I think Obama is a wonderfully inspiring speaker. He’s clearly a brilliant person,” Slagle said, adding that he hopes whoever finishes second will be committed to helping the Democratic ticket in November.

    “They need not to have lemon drops under their lower lips and be pouting,” he said.

    Texas has 32 superdelegates who are not pledged to any candidate entering the Democrats’ national convention. The state will have three other unpledged delegates who will be chosen at the state Democratic convention in June.

    Among Texas’ superdelegates, 13 have endorsed Clinton and seven have endorsed Obama. Several remain uncommitted.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8UUTH3O3.html#

  246. Ronald
    I hear you. But she is running out of primaries as of now. So Provided she will win TX and OH – she is in the clear. If she is not -it is trouble. and SD will start defecting her as it happening now due to pressure from Obama and co. So either we will see her make a new Alamo in TX and win OH as well or…..

  247. Have you seen this yet:

    Check this out: Its on a site called Republicans for obama in texas
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    Home » Groups » Texas R.F.O. Primary Petition for Obama
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    Sat, 02/16/2008 – 10:41pm — afnighthawk
    Attention All Texas Republicans and Independents!!
    On March 4th, Texas Republicans and Independents will have an opportunity to end Hillary Clinton’s (and Bill’s) presidential ambitions once and for all!
    Since Texas has on open primary, Republicans and Independents should sign in at their polling place and request a Democratic ballot. They should then vote for Barack Obama. Even James Carville admits that if Hillary loses Texas, “she’s done!” Republicans can help make this a reality!!! Just think, no more Clintons in the White House!
    Voting Democratic this one time will have NO effect on your ability to vote in the next Republican primary or obviously on your vote in November. Since John McCain has the Republican nomination locked up, voting for McCain or Huckabee at this point will have no effect on the outcome on the Republican side.
    After you vote during early voting or on March 4th, you ARE NOT done! Report back to your regular polling place at 7PM on March 4th to sign the Barack Obama list for caucus delegates. In a little known Texas voting quirk, 67 delegates to the Democratic convention will be seated because of these caucuses. This is a full one-third of the total number of Texas delegates. For Hillary to lose, she has to lose the primary votes AND the caucus votes. I urge you to vote against Hillary Clinton by voting for Barack Obama.
    Please forward this e-mail to all your Republican and Independent friends so that we can help ensure the Clinton’s defeat on March 4th!!!

  248. My 2 cents about tonight- I think Hillary should go with her gut instincts. No listening to advisors or second guessing. Guys, she’s been at this an awfully long time. All of Bill’s races in Arkansas for congress, ag, and governor. Then his 2 white house runs + her senate campaigns. She’s faced Ken Star, Delay, Gingrich, all the big boys. There is nothing BO can/will throw at her she hasn’t seen or heard already. Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t stupid, naive about politics, or clueless how to run a campaign. All she needs to do is trust herself.

  249. Ronald

    I’m with you:)

    In the north of ireland where i live a regular dinner on the cheap is “beans on toast”
    Im a struggling knitwear designer, and I MEAN struggling LOL but I have donated the money my dad left me when he died, so I can relate to the beans thing:) If she wins it will be all worth it!!!!!

  250. We just need a couple of Obama’s smug remarks tonight to seal the deal. He has this habit after winning to have an attitude that just rubs people the wrong way.

  251. Austin prepares for presidential debate

    By Chuck Lindell | Thursday, February 21, 2008, 03:27 PM

    The candidates are in town, the national media have arrived at the University of Texas and the debate-watching parties are preparing to rev up all across Austin.

    Judging by the hoopla, Austin is ready to put the party back into the Democratic Party.

    Sen. Hillary Clinton spent the morning at a Laredo rally before arriving in Austin.

    Rowdy supporters on both sides are planning rallies at the University of Texas, hoping to catch the eye of the many TV cameras that are already on site.

    President Clinton won’t be at the debate tonight. He’ll be holding an 8:45 p.m. rally in San Antonio designed to encourage supporters to vote early — after holding similar events today in Odessa and San Angelo.

    But daughter Chelsea Clinton will be at the debate — after leading an afternoon meeting in an Austin restaurant to drum up support from locals.

    The debate has focused attention on Austin and sparked excitement across Central Texas — for Democrats. About five times as many Travis County Democrats as Republicans have participated in the first two days of early voting.

    More than 12,870 Democrats voted Tuesday and Wednesday, compared with about 2,675 Republicans, the county clerk’s office said.

  252. The excitement grows, until his entrance is perfectly timed with the soaring chords of U2’s “City of Blinding Lights.”

    “I can’t really verbalize exactly what it is about him,” says Avila. “Part of it is just beyond explanation.”

    Avila! Pick up a damned bible woman!

  253. Looks like the repubs are coming out enmass in Texas. They want to stop Hillary BAD. Why can’t Democrats realize what is happening? They want Hillary out because it is easier to take out the pissant babmi.

  254. A front pager at daily kos has demanded Hillary get out of the race. Barack McMondukakis, he says, is the nominee. Later, he goes on to suggest that Hillary may stay in the race till Ohio and Texas, but he doesn’t provide a caveat that Hillary should stay in the race were she to win Ohio and Texas.

  255. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pelosi and the party don’t care that the Republicans are doing this as long as they can get their darling elected. Anything to keep Hillary from winning…grrrr…

  256. I need to stop making like of this antichrist thing, because….well…because what if…

    :: crosses self, feels queasy , drinks holy water straight::

    😉

  257. And as far as letting the media in on what the Republicans are doing…sorry to say but I think they already know and are cheering them on.

  258. hey guys…that name in that letter is the same NAME that was on the Florida one..you remember the other day I asked if anybody knew how to get it.

    I remember this because I have a horse named “nighthawk” … this is the same organizing group.

    Remember someone told us that he had hired “professional” group to organize the get out the vote and they were the same group who kept Texas in Republican hands.

    This is their handiwork.

    I would NEVER forget that name.

  259. dot48

    Reason they dont care is because the majority of his supporters are like Oprah, they never supported anyone before, they know nothing of politics, dont want to know anything about politics, they just want someone to make them feel good and tell them they will “fix everything for them”

    STUPID f**KING PEOPLE

    LIKE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER

  260. I read the article at No Quarter (Larry Johnson’s blog). Apparently, it is appearing on Kos also. Let me see if I can get a link.

  261. hey guys…that name in that letter is the same NAME that was on the Florida one..you remember the other day I asked if anybody knew how to get it.

    You mean the Florida “become a democrat for a day” thing?

  262. Keep the faith all the way to the convention….this contest is very, very close. REMEMBER the media is not our friend and the DNC isn’t either.

    Howard Dean has all there anti-Hillary nuts leading the charge so that their “anointed” one can get a free pass. Now if you use the logic being displayed by Team Obama which has been getting a free pass and the support of the DNC and those democratic leaders who think that Obama is the way to beat the repugs or whatever Clinton bias they carry.

    The republicans think Obama is the easier candidate to beat this fall beause of his lack of experience and propensity to plagiarize Hillary Clinton’s plans after promising the kitchen sink to everybody under the sun.

    Obama would not be in this race if it wasn’t for the media unprofessional conduct on influencing this election…in their we know what’s right for you attitude. The biggest loser in this election is the media and win or lose….nobody will forget the role the media played in propagandizing the election.

  263. What paper supports hillary? send it to them

    Shit, we’d stand a better chance of getting it covered if we sent it to the Great Britian press. 🙄

  264. ADMIN – this is an amazing site – young people on video speaking about Why they support Hillary Clinton?

    Very moving – well done; very needed. Please please post:

    hillaryspeaksforme.com/

  265. news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080221/ts_alt_afp/usvoteobamamedia

    Valid article questioning whether the media affair with Obama might be ending.

    Calls him the “teflon man”…didn’t I see that here LOL

  266. Irish1139,

    You can copy and paste and send to the ‘confidential tips” link at the top of the page.

    That connects to staff@Hillaryis44.

    Of course it’s not confidential but it is a tip.

  267. I just want to know that there is someone, some group, anybody out there that has the power and desire to make this election an honest one from here on out. I am tired of the Republican creeps going on the attack like this. I’m tired of the media being so one-sided and mean to Hillary. Enough already!

  268. By the way, that picture of Hill in pink at the top of the page looks positively angelic to me right now.

    Am I really starting to lose it???

  269. IDunn…yes the Florida one. It was the same exact set up. Seems this is not illegal but it shows how inept the DNC is. I really believe I will become an independent.

  270. if we want to take him down for sure -we should find any signs of mistreses, lovers on the side. that will ruin him and his whole campaign.

  271. * re: the McCain scandal; I knew this story sounded familar, then I remembered this Jan. 31, 2008 article from a right wing website called “To The Point”….

    http://www.tothepointnews.com/content/view/3068/2/

    HOW THE CLINTONS WILL DESTROY JOHN MCCAIN
    Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler – Thursday, 31 January 2008
    ———————————————–
    When the time is right, the Clintons will see to the leaking of the GRU archives on McCain to the media. Bet on it, just as you can bet they’ll follow it up with media disclosures of the lady lobbyists in Washington having adulterous affairs with McCain. (There are at least three of them; I know the name of one but I’m not going to put it in writing.)

  272. Campaign – here is the link to the “smoking gun” – this guy wants people who won’t support him in the general to select OUR nominee. Someone has gotta get a grip!

    republicansforobama.org/?q=node/359

  273. I’m serious guys – this is a GREAT WEBSITE – please send out virally because this is the kind of site that will get attention – so, the site can collect more videos from young people supportive of Hillary

    hillaryspeaksforme.com/

  274. I never thought I could hate republicans more. I am literally crying right now because they are destroying, yet not yet beyond salvage, our party’s best candidate in recent history by deciding our election for us, and our party has no competent leadership to deal with it. I cannot take this. We have to work VERY hard in Texas. If I had a car and could get out of school, I would be in Texas so fast. I am so frustrated. I feel like making calls is not enough. I feel like donating is not enough. I have done both relentlessly. I cannot stand these bastards, obama and the republicans, or one in the same to me.

  275. To anyone concerned about donating on line my parents have donated ,i believe the max,using preloaded mc issued by thier bank. they are paranoid about divulging financial info on line.

  276. Idunn, did you make any calls? Wondered how it was

    Yeah, I did. Many folks weren’t home. Most were nice…alot supported Hillary. But I just couldn’t get my mouth to work right this afternoon. I was sputtery (new word), tongue tied , just not wound up.

    I ended up stopping.

  277. Haven’t looked at the call script for Texas…but does it remind people that they have to go back to the precinct at 7pm to Caucus??

  278. Nobody better say a damned word about this, but:

    ((((Hawk)))) It’s okay, Honey. I was in the same place earlier this morning. Let it out, be done with it, and then get your fierce ass back in win mode. 🙂

  279. evening all…been reading through all these posts! Whew…what a smart and funny group we are! LOL!

    Some great suggestions as to how Hill can go after Stinky. Also, people keep asking where the money is coming from. Halli Berry? George Clooney? I just can’t imagine that there is not something more nefarious involved. Also….look at the NETWORK of “ready to go” volunteers once he started on his roll. And the media’s tidal push for him.

    HE has VERY BIG MONEY…II just do not believe it comes from college kids and movie stars….

  280. Whomever wrote that crap about Michelle Obama and affirmative action..yeah, so? That’s what affirmative action was intended for. It’s a Democratic ideal. It’s meant to integrate our society. I have no problem with Michelle Obama having benefitted from it. That is the intent.

  281. Haven’t looked at the call script for Texas…but does it remind people that they have to go back to the precinct at 7pm to Caucus??

    No mention of it, Dot.

  282. Does anybody here have any idea what it would cost to buy a full page ad in a major Texas paper..

    After seeing the website above, I think it would be a wonderful idea to sponsor a full page ad with testimonials of things that Hillary has done for average US citizens. How she has helped. A full page endorsement by people that she has helped.

    Unions can endorse, politicians can endorse.

    HOW ABOUT REGULAR PEOPLE ENDORSING WITH A MAJOR NEWSPAPER AD

  283. You should send that link to the Democratic Party in Texas as well. Or some of the high ranking dems there? They might be able to get on top of it?

  284. Personally, I think affirmative action is archaic. I also think it does more harm than good.

    But that’s just my personal opinion.

  285. erpublicans for obama site in question, I just looked up who owns it. and here is the information, notice it was registeredi n New York!! NOT TEXAS

    here is below:
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    Sign up to register this domain name once it becomes available.

    NOTICE: Access to .ORG WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in
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    Domain ID:D134473354-LROR
    Domain Name:REPUBLICANSFOROBAMA.ORG
    Created On:07-Dec-2006 04:21:42 UTC
    Last Updated On:09-Dec-2007 02:18:03 UTC
    Expiration Date:07-Dec-2009 04:21:42 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Melbourne IT, Ltd. dba Internet Names Worldwide (R52-LROR)
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:C116545332088759
    Registrant Name:John Martin Jr.
    Registrant Organization:John Martin
    Registrant Street1:132 E 238th Street
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Bronx
    Registrant State/Province:NY
    Registrant Postal Code:10470
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.9175759750
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
    Registrant FAX:
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    Registrant Email:juicybuoy@yahoo.com
    Admin ID:C116545332088756
    Admin Name:John Martin Jr.
    Admin Organization:John Martin
    Admin Street1:132 E 238th Street
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    Sign up to register this domain name once it becomes available.

  286. I bet many people won’t know to go back to caucus. I hope Hillary supporters are out in full force with pamplets to people coming OUT after voting…to tell them to return at 7pm

    You know this is a major flaw in this system..people really don’t like voting once BUT to have to come back again to be sure it counts…there is something wrong with this system

  287. My problem with MO benefiting from affirmative action lies right smack dab in her comment about not being proud of her country until now. This makes her a user…taking advantage of what affirmative action did for her and throwing it back in the country’s face.

  288. Well some of it has hit the fan and it looks like Joe Lieberman has lost his dream of being VP to John McCain.You are a loser Joe and your Israeli connection is going to short circuited.Maybe Obama will hire you as one of his tutorial staff along with Jesse Jackson and Gov.Wilder.Oprah will be your Chair.Looks like a long hard road ahead for our country if Hillary is not Elected

    by ABM90

  289. debbie / February 21st, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    This is so funny…I was “thinking” that BO was a pet rock too. I’m glad it came out that others think that way too.

    How about Chia-bama?

  290. OKAY,,, I wonder if they have registered the domains for other OPEN primary states….maybe the campaign or somebody here who has $ and is over the limit on donating could register those sites to STOP them.

  291. Who is John Martin Jr.?

    I’m trying to google him now…even with street address. I’m getting nothing. Except for some guy in NY who’s a news researcher. Doubt that’s him.

  292. Dear Admin,
    What a wonderful post. The image of the Illinois con man and his couture clad ‘wifey’ sitting by the mahogany mantle wiggling their tootsies in the warm glow of a crackling fire whilst his constituents freeze in squalor is absolutely priceless. One can imagine his self satisfaction taking a long draw on a Dunhill and remembering the hundreds of thousands in cash he so recently saved (scammed?) on his baronial digs. “My Dear,” he might offer gazing out a side window, “doesn’t our park-like property look lovely in the snow. It was so nice of Tony to assist us. Someday I hope to be in the position to return the favor.”

  293. Now…go to Rezko…

    then go to here….h * t* t* p * ://alialarabicolumn.blogspot.com/2006/10/rezko-and-emir-of-qatar.html

    “Rezko’s contacts and partners are not restricted to Arab Americans”
    Samir Kahlil….”He owned Ski Insurance agency across the street. (from the police station) which then became “Khalil Shalabi and Samir Khalil organization” a google search finds this: http://www.nestco.org/subs.htm

    look at the countries involved…throw in a little Farrakhan and Dr. Wright, and I die in a car bomb tomorrow. Just a thought. And doesn’t mind meeting one-on-one with Iran, Syria, et al.

  294. Idunn
    affirmative action archaic?
    less than half a century ago segregation was the norm. outdated perhaps but archaic?

  295. couldn’t Hillary’s campaign go to COURT and petition to stop allowing the REPUBLICANS to register and vote in these Primaries?

    They could maybe take this website and the fact that they are openly soliciting Republicans to vote AGAINST her to get Obama…

    This is just fraud.

    Okie is an attorney…anyone else?

  296. Weird, I goggled his email name juicybuoy and came up with this:

    LPStuff.com :: View topic – Libertarians for ObamaRegistrant Email:juicybuoy@yahoo.com Admin ID:C116545332088756 Admin Name:John Martin Jr. Admin Organization:John Martin Admin Street1:132 E 238th Street …

    But when I went to the site, nothing was there.

  297. dot 48
    gonna say no to hill being able to go to court
    the dnc and seperately each states dem party is not a government entity so they can have whatever rules they choose.

  298. Remember somebody here the other day said that Obama really didn’t want to be President. He just wanted to ensure that Hillary DID NOT become president.

    It is looking more and more like this was conceived a long, long time ago .. in the back room of Rovian politics. Keep Clinton out…let McCain in..4 years later the promise of a much sweeter deal….

  299. Kingsgrove Says:

    What is the point of that…the repugs thought at that time Hillary Clinton was the front runner…but they’ve been talking about McCain for awhile.

    Right now the leak came from Team Obama to get MO out of the news cycle plain and simple. It’s a tactic that Team Obama uses all the time and worked very well with him against repugs.

    Hillary problem is that the DNC and Dems leadership want to rally around Obama…so the backstabbing from the dems and their surrogates has started for her to drop out of the race.

    Hillary need to take this fight to the convention, the DNC bent over backward to make sure Obama secure the nomination. He’ll lose and they’ll take no responsiblity on this mess…trying once again to blame the Clintons.

    “But that dog won’t hunt.”

  300. dot48 Says:
    February 21st, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    couldn’t Hillary’s campaign go to COURT and petition to stop allowing the REPUBLICANS to register and vote in these Primaries?

    But, on what grounds really? All we can do is keep donating and keep working hard for her EVERY DAY, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY SECOND – despite the odds.

  301. dot48:

    I don’t think that this tactic is in any way illegal, just really slimy and in my eyes very underhanded and Un-American.

    BUT, I think that if the media would pick up on this notion that BHO is being helped by the repugs because they want to knock Hillary out of the race, and NOT because they are smitten with BHO, then that would be a positive for Hillary.

  302. Also, this book review on Barnes and noble (although the email is bouy/hotmail)
    Self described beaurocrat from NY???

    This is the worst biography I have ever read.
    John (juicybuoy@hotmail.com) , a bureaucrat from New York., 01/28/2005

    This is a really amateurish and annoyingly written book. This guy tries to be clever and charming throughout, but it constantly falls flat. I’m really still just reading it because I already spent so much on it.

  303. ok there are 4 sites registered in this name

    .com .net .org and .info

    here they are in shrot version, but see my next post for explainations

    1.
    Domain Name………. republicansforobama.com
    Creation Date…….. 2006-12-03
    Registration Date…. 2006-12-03
    Expiry Date………. 2008-12-03
    Organisation Name…. eNet Advertising
    Organisation Address. 331 West Boot Road
    Organisation Address.
    Organisation Address. West Chester
    Organisation Address. 19380
    Organisation Address. PA

    2.

    Domain Name: REPUBLICANSFOROBAMA.NET

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    Pending Renewal or Deletion pendingrenewalordeletion@networksolutions.com
    P.O. Box 430
    Herndon, VA 20172-0447
    US

    3.
    Domain Name:REPUBLICANSFOROBAMA.ORG
    Created On:07-Dec-2006 04:21:42 UTC
    Last Updated On:09-Dec-2007 02:18:03 UTC
    Expiration Date:07-Dec-2009 04:21:42 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Melbourne IT, Ltd. dba Internet Names Worldwide (R52-LROR)
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:C116545332088759
    Registrant Name:John Martin Jr.
    Registrant Organization:John Martin
    Registrant Street1:132 E 238th Street
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Bronx
    Registrant State/Province:NY
    Registrant Postal Code:10470
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.9175759750

    4.
    Domain Name:REPUBLICANSFOROBAMA.INFO
    Created On:19-Feb-2008 18:13:30 UTC
    Last Updated On:19-Feb-2008 18:13:31 UTC
    Expiration Date:19-Feb-2009 18:13:30 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com Inc. (R171-LRMS)
    Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
    Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:GODA-043790003
    Registrant Name:Registration Private
    Registrant Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    Registrant Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
    Registrant Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Scottsdale
    Registrant State/Province:Arizona
    Registrant Postal Code:85260
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.4806242599

  304. Idunn that is interesting info you googled

    about the domains:
    .com was originally registered on 12-3-06 almost 2 years ago!!
    .net ws made on 2-10-07 but is about to expire, so they mustnot need it or forgot to renew

    .org was created on 12-7-06 JUST LIKE THE FIRST ONE almost 2 years ago

    lastly

    .info was created just says ago on 2-19-08

    see how this lines up

  305. dot48
    of course there was a conspiracy to keep hillary out
    although the sound of his voice makes me ill i can fathom how he could have amassed his war chest after having given gov duvet’s speeches but he came out of the gate with a shit load of money before anyone even knew who he was. and yes i know it was duval not duvet.

  306. First Rezko…that thae us to here:

    alialarabicolumn.blogspot.com/2006/10/rezko-and-emir-of-qatar.html

    that takes us to here:
    Khalil Shalabi
    and here : Khalil Shalabi and Samir Khalil organization.
    A google search then takes us to here:w*w*w.nestco.org/samirsukkar.htm

    and we are a click away from here: w*w*w.nestco.org/subs.htm

    throw in a little Dr. Wright, Louie F and well….maybe there is a connection that the GOP will be all over.

  307. idunn

    i believe obama has planned long and hard for this election. He would hav already known that hillary was the one to beat long ago. It woudnot surprise me one bit if satan hadnt made many deals long ago, knowing he’d need votes from outside the democratic core, hence the domains registered in 2006, 2 years ago, justmy opinion

  308. the bottom line, this is HUGE money, a NETWORK of cells that are ready to go to hurl O to the top spot, and a deliberate campaign to omit competition

  309. emvh
    no bambi said he made the decision to run for prez between christmas and new years of 2006. he said it and he would never lie

  310. idunn,

    the thing that made me sit up and take notice was that when i went to the url irish1139 posted, the very first comment under the email was clearly from someone form the obama camp, the way it is written and the things said, it was put there for “protection” and “deflection” IMHO

  311. The Obama the Muslim email was floated EARLY…they never found out by whom. They discredited it in the media. End of story. Is he a muslim? probably not. But a good many of the friends of Rezko’s are. As for the fainting and picking up paper cups phenom, I cannot explain THAT part at all.

  312. Obama’s potus announcement was on 2/10/2007

    Shit. How did I miss THAT?

    (I’m more than alittle speechless right now…ummm…)

  313. As for the fainting and picking up paper cups phenom, I cannot explain THAT part at all.

    That’s the antichrist part, but never mind that now… 😉

  314. what i really hate is when i hear people say he is cool
    double triple yuck– he is a geek which explains some of his anger
    but i am more bothered when people say he is funny– he defines the word pedestrian to me
    no sense of the absurd

  315. experience,

    I agree this has been a tactic for 2 years or more but it seems possible that instead of BO deciding to run for prez, the repugs might have chosen HIM as the candidate to stave off HRC , making BO and Axelrod an offer they couldn’t refuse.

    Great detective work. Wish someone had connections to send it to people who could do something for HRC with it.

  316. timjcain Says: anybody read any psychologists take on the obama phenom?

    David Brooks, a conservative at the NYT, just did one. I think the title was “When the Magic Fades” or something like that. I think there have been a few more. Might try noquarterusa.org

  317. I believe it is Arabian oil money. Now, I will die in a car bomb in Saint Pete tomorrow

    You jest, I’m sure, but….Nadhmi Auchi? Tony Rezko? 😯

  318. IDunn…Hillary has the PEOPLE behind her. MORE THAN HALF of the Dem votes in the primaries are for HER. Bambi HAS to get crossover to win

  319. go to the blog link i posted about the Imir of Otar

    i have to take the dog out. If I don’t come back….report me missing

  320. Kingsgrove Says: dot48 Says:
    couldn’t Hillary’s campaign go to COURT and petition to stop allowing the REPUBLICANS to register and vote in these Primaries?

    That’s what the Superdelegates are supposed to be for: to watch the big picture and see when something is making the ‘popular vote’ non-representative, and use their votes to counter balance. So of course Obama is trying to game them also.

  321. IDunn…I do not jest. There are all types of “fundraising orgs” here to help people in ME…there is even a name for these TINY donations that do not raise suspicions

  322. Yeah Spacegirl, but the cult following isn’t made up. It’s real. Add to that the repugs backing Bambi in droves and we SHOULD be seeing a Bambi landslide here, not a tie.

    How the hell is she managing to stay in this at all, much less tied up with the asshole? I’m just…amazed.

  323. experience-matters-vote-hillary and all:
    I did the same thing – searched “whois” – then I searched infousa and bigbook – John Martin, Jr. is also listed as “Jack Martin” at the same address. The “juicybuoy@yahoo.com” (yuck) – well, you could just email him a love-note about Stinky and see what happens.
    However, most importantly, it is highly unlikely that there are REPUGS living in the Bronx, don’t you think?

  324. 1950 and everyone:
    Shouldn’t SD’s see the email soliciting repugs as evidence of Stinky’s poor judgement, disloyalty to the Dem Party and unfettered lust for power? Start emailing!

  325. I saw this posted on the Sean Hannity forum:

    The rules say if Obama fails to get 602 delegates in the remainng races the DNC is free to seat the MI and FLA delegates and/or free to have a revote including the superdelegates.

  326. Tonight, Hillary should definitely make a remark about what is going on in Serbia. Highlighting what the Clinton administration did and what she intends to do.

  327. have we ever spoken to someone who was in an Obama “training Camp” the cirriculum involved. And all the HATE SPEECH out there in blogs about Hillary and now McCain….?

  328. # Informed in Illinois Says:
    February 21st, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    1950 and everyone:
    Shouldn’t SD’s see the email soliciting repugs as evidence of Stinky’s poor judgement, disloyalty to the Dem Party and unfettered lust for power? Start emailing!

    was the email posted here? I must have missed it. I saw the url stuff, but I was digging in the desert

  329. Informed,

    Yes, I think educating the remaining Superdelegates about Obama’s “Dem for a Day” stunts is a good move. He wants them to support ‘the popular vote’. Let’s show the Supers where HIS vote is really coming from.

    Have you got the Florida site?

  330. spacegirl,

    I pulled up the emir of q blog – WOW! A million dollar donation to a Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.

    And the Arab American Democratic Club which is a PRIVATE club . . . .

    Has B. Merryfield seen this?

  331. Will Hillary be in Houston holding any rallies??? Harris County has nearly a quarter of registered voters and we need to get on it quick.

  332. Here’s a video from the Obama campaign promoting their “Democrat for a Day” scheme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs

    Here is a quote from an Obama campaign website that was up for several months, tho I think it has finally been scrubbed from Google.
    Quoting from the Google cache “as retrieved on Nov 30, 2007 02:11:00 GMT”
    http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:MVQ9FvgfVwoJ:www.obamaflorida2008.com/plugins/p2_news/printarticle.php%3Fp2_articleid%3D17+St.+Johns+voters+are+already+re-registering+in+the+%22Democrat+for+a+Day%22+program.&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=opera

    WANNA BECOME AN OBAMACRAT?!!!
    By Obama Florida 2008
    Published: April 24, 2007
    ….
    That’s why “Democrat for a Day” was launched this spring by ObamaFlorida2008. Using the official forms provided by all Supervisors of Elections offices, you may re-register as a Democrat for that one day — when the primary is likely to be held — on February 5, 2008. You must do so before the end of 2007, to make sure it is done 30 days before the primary.
    But this is not about some “hard sell” to recruit voters to become permanent Democrats. Not at all. After the primary, you may re-register back to the
    Republican or Libertarian parties, or revert to your previous status as an Independent! There will be plenty of time before the general election in November 2008.
    ….
    But we’re finding that up to 20 percent of Obama supporters are registered Republicans.
    In fact, during the first couple of weeks in April, some 150 Republicans indeed became “Democrats for a Day.” You might call them “Obamacrats!”

    Taylormarsh.com had scans of a similar paper flyer distributed in Nevada.

  333. Thanks Informed…and Basil…no, I JUST NOW connected those dots. I have been thinking this for days. TOO MUCH MONEY. TOO MANY TROLLS

  334. Here’s a video from the Obama campaign promoting their “Democrat for a Day” scheme: h t t p : / /www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs

    The following has been scrubbed from the web but was up for months at an Obama campaign site:
    Quoting from the Google cache “as retrieved on Nov 30, 2007 02:11:00 GMT”
    h t t p : / / http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:MVQ9FvgfVwoJ:www.obamaflorida2008.com/plugins/p2_news/printarticle.php%3Fp2_articleid%3D17+St.+Johns+voters+are+already+re-registering+in+the+%22Democrat+for+a+Day%22+program.&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=opera

    WANNA BECOME AN OBAMACRAT?!!!
    By Obama Florida 2008
    Published: April 24, 2007
    ….
    That’s why “Democrat for a Day” was launched this spring by ObamaFlorida2008. Using the official forms provided by all Supervisors of Elections offices, you may re-register as a Democrat for that one day — when the primary is likely to be held — on February 5, 2008. You must do so before the end of 2007, to make sure it is done 30 days before the primary.
    But this is not about some “hard sell” to recruit voters to become permanent Democrats. Not at all. After the primary, you may re-register back to the
    Republican or Libertarian parties, or revert to your previous status as an Independent! There will be plenty of time before the general election in November 2008.
    ….
    But we’re finding that up to 20 percent of Obama supporters are registered Republicans.
    In fact, during the first couple of weeks in April, some 150 Republicans indeed became “Democrats for a Day.” You might call them “Obamacrats!”

    A similar flyer was distributed in Nevada by an Obama precinct captain – taylormarsh.com had a scan.

  335. IIILL..Jason (not verified) and here is the responder,,its probably the martin guy too..got on another pc and wrote the text comment..lol..

  336. I typed in John Martin Jr annd Barack Obama and got this…

    the Howard Dean connection….

    w*w*w.rklau.com/tins/archives/2004/05/18/the-obama-blog.php

    I’m very pleased to announce the Obama blog, the weblog for Senator Barack Obama. Barack is running for U.S. Senate for the seat that Peter Fitzgerald is vacating. You may notice a familiar name attached to some of the posts — I’m working with the campaign to help develop the blog. (Several veterans from the Dean Internet team are also working on this project, which makes it doubly enjoyable.)

  337. 1950dem,

    That video is chilling! “Are you a Florida Resident? Do you want to become a democrat for a day? Barack the vote?”

    Doya think the HRC campaign is aware of all this stuff? I mean, the video was posted in April 2007.

  338. informed & basil

    yes, this is all VERY stinky indeed! I hate to sound all conspiracy theory but if the shoe fits. If you just stand back form all of this, and actually go voer all that has taken place, well, yo’d have to be an idiot IMHO to not see that there aresome very big powers behind this “obama” messiah, I thin they have created a loose cannon, and I don think the will e able to keepp ALL of the media controlled for the entire time left before the presidetnial election, but I no better than to say never, especially after waht i’ve seen so far this is just SO FIXED and no one who can do anything about it gives a shit! God im so pissed off right now

  339. well, well, well. The ClintonMachine couldn’t be prepared for this set up.

    I said earlier up page we should set up a $10.44.more or less …for a JUSTICE FOR HILLARY money bomb.

    The Obamabots are as we speak contributing $10.00 each..with promise that somebody is going to match them all…wonder who….just for the principle of it because Hillary will be getting 527 help soon.

    We need to match them fuckers $ for $.

  340. Texas R.F.O. Primary Petition for Obama

    Tue, 04/17/2007 – 5:21pm — dale louis

    Welcome to the Texas Chapter of Republicans for Obama.

    As of February 21st, our Primary Petition is now online! We are asking all Texas Obamacans to sign up and pledge a vote FOR Obama on March 4th. Our First goal is to get to 100 signatures by February 29th. If we do that, a donor (who has asked to remain anonymous) has pledged $100.00 to the Obama campaign, $1.00 per signature. If we go above that, those signatures may be matched to some level as well. So, by signing the petition, we can help with support and with funding! Please go to the petition at:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/TXObama/petition.html

    Also, remember to vote AND caucus for Obama on March 4th:

    It’s time get out the primary vote for Obama!!! We can vote in early voting or on March 4th, then at 7:00 p.m. (7:15 start time) on March 4th again, support Obama in the caucus. So, in effect, you can show your support for Obama twice during this process, we are calling it the Texas Two-Step.

    The caucus’ will be held at the same location as where you vote on the 4th, but if you do early voting, it will be in a different place. So, do some research early. Every vote and every person will counts.

    Approximately 66% of the TX delegates are decided during the popular vote and 33% are decided at the caucus—that 33% will obviously make a HUGE difference. We can do this.

    YES WE CAN!
    ****************************************
    Informed in Illinois Says:

    February 21st, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    Here is the link to the email:
    http://www.republicansforobama.org/?q=node/358

    That link is very informative…if you go to the state chapters you get the above and the this money bomb…the chapters are very interesting and explains the targeted areas the repugs are hitting…to push Obama over the top.

    No wonder Obama has all this money coming in 2008…devious and clever. This took time and for the DNC to allow this blatant manipulation of the Democratic Primary shows who weak this party is. What a joke.!!!

  341. Maybe Miss Donna should get this as well and we can see how she spins it.

    And if none of this works…anybody ready to fight dirty? If this is indeed legal, take the script verbatim and change Obama’s name to Hillary’s. Spread it far and wide and fight fire with fire.

  342. Spacegirl,

    “Several veterens from the Dean internet team are working on the project”!!!!!!!!!!

    rklau.com/tins/archives/2004/05/18/the-obama-blog.php

  343. Would this group: WANNA BECOME AN OBAMACRAT?!!!
    By Obama Florida 2008
    Published: April 24, 2007
    ….
    That’s why “Democrat for a Day” was launched this spring by ObamaFlorida2008.

    constitute a 527, or, would this be CAMPAIGNING IN FLORIDA, against DNC rules?

  344. hey Experience Matters – if you’re sending to UK press re: Republican manipulation of elections – please also go these youtubes:

    Dick Morris’ explicit instructions to Republicans: .youtube.com/watch?v=yt_jnhsyqg0

    Obama’s Democrat for a Day training video: youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs

    Flyer for Nevada Democrat for a Day: taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=26826

    the Florida flyer has been scrubbed; I have it as a word document that I saved. Please let me know, and I can email to you.

  345. 1950 and all:
    Wait a minute! That democrat for a day video was for FLORIDA! I thought that Barack didn’t campaign there and thought the votes didn’t count? Whaaaaaa? What am I missing here?

  346. Sick of all the press. Just saw on CBS news about Obama winning Democrats abroad in a landslide. What they failed to mention was Obama won 2.5 delegates and Hillary won 2. Some landslide!

  347. Someone explain the Obama $10 donation with a promise that someone will “match them all”. Are they referring toa 527 group? If they raise 10 milliion for example with a group such as that have a 10 million dollar campaign on Obama’s behalf? And isn’t that illegal? Wouldn’t it be coordinating with a campaign?

  348. Tomorrow i’m gonna collect all the links on this thread, label them and post them in one message.

    When It’s done, maybe some of you will have suggestions as to where to send it.

    That is my project for tomorrow.

    There is so much great evidence and info here.

  349. thanks everyone

    I can’t promise but Im just that angry now. I do know some reporters I used to work with when I was working on the Good Friday Agreement Coalition, There is a Hillary supporter who might take it on, but we will see. I will try everything I know, otehrwise i couldnlt live with myself you know? how can this be happeneing.Everyday I wake up and can’t believe it!!

  350. @spacegirl: i’m not positive, but i dont think dem for a day is a 527… he just blatantly broke the rules. he also ran tv ads and had a fundraiser in november on duck key…

    the 527s he has working for him are vote for hope and moveon.org, not sure if there are more

  351. SOMEONE with some connection to the campaign here on this site…B Merry, anyone…we MUST get this stuff to Campaign in a neat package. The flyer, the links, the arab stuff, all of it. And to AT LEAST someone like Pacifica Radio…althoug thhey are probably in Bambi’s pocket too.

    When did Obama win his senate seat? v. His discussion with Tim Russert of “I will not run” in relation to when all these sites were registered or set up…

    I cannot do this stuff well…i get lost, but I will look for anything you want me too look for. I also did a $50.44 donation to Hillary earlier this evening

  352. Illinois,

    ‘That democrat for a day video was for FLORIDA! I thought that Barack didn’t campaign there and thought the votes didn’t count?”

    BINGO??????

  353. Diva, fundraisers were not illegal. Hil was here too in Sarasota. I got an invote. $2300 or $1000. Outta my league….

  354. Dem1950 – not sure when that was made – the Florida Democrat for a Day video – prior to the decision to strip delegates…not sure. Seems like it was paid for by Obama campaign, but not sure of that either…didn’t have the tagline.

  355. This goes back so far….it is indeed a thick web of thieves…the “ole boyz club”…

    Now we know why so many of the very people who Clinton gave careers to have turned. We know why Kerry and Kennedy went where they did.

    This has been hatching and cooking for a very, very long time.

    Something like a secret society in Washington and around the country..to keep a woman from the White House plus destory the Clinton themselves.

    I have felt for a long time that FreeMasons had a hand in this..women are also part of FreeMasonry..Eastern Star… my daughter in law and mother are members.

  356. Ininla, remember there was Tweety’s REQUEST the other night (2 nights ago?) to “If a republican, or a man…(or something like that) go have fun in Texas and vote for Obama ” I don;t know if there is a YouTube on it

  357. lninla Says:
    February 21st, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    hey Experience Matters – if you’re sending to UK press re: Republican manipulation of elections –
    ….
    the Florida flyer has been scrubbed; I have it as a word document that I saved. Please let me know, and I can email to you.

    If some serious journalist over there wants to verify the Florida web page, I have the Google cache archived with various headers they might use to authenticate. Also I thnk some people at taylormarsh archived it too.

  358. Dot, I COULD JOIN Eastern Star…my grand dad was a honcho in the masons, in all places, Chicago! My grandmother was Eastern Star. Not my cup of tea.

  359. 1950 send anything you have along with what it is, brain is freid it’s late here.

    anyone else has anything send it along,staying up to watch debate at1AM here, tomorrow will go over everything and lay it all out, find my guy and see what happens

  360. @spacegirl: i’m not positive, but i dont think dem for a day is a 527… he just blatantly broke the rules.

    COUNT THE VOTES…II got a reply from Senator Bill Nelson today about my response to the DNC asking me for money. I will send him the link to Dem for a Day.

  361. Basil9, experience-matters: I think that the FL video and TX repub emails are smoking guns. Please be sure to download/email to a safe place.
    House of cards! The ol’ okey-doke – 3-card Monty! Can we huff and puff and blow his house of cards down? There’s trouble in River City! With a capital “T” and that rhymes with “B” and it stands for BO!

    Gotta go home now – I’ll check in later.

  362. OK, I’m here, what a long day!

    Lots of neurotic people out there being self-destructive and being their own worst enemy. Oh wait, that’s me too!

    I do hope though its someone else tonight, someone with the initials BO.

    Be back later, gotta fix dinner, see you about 8.

  363. spaceartgirl – I wish, wish, someone had taped that re: tweety and saying “go have fun” to Republicans. Disgusting jerk. unless we were a media department, we can’t be monitoring and archiving all of these videos. And someone else on this board, mentioned that Fox interviewed a couple – man and woman- who said that they had just voted for Obama, but when asked if they would vote for him in the GE – they both evaded the answer, though the woman said, we should stay in Iraq.

    I wish someone had recorded that too.

    re: does Hillary’s campaign know about this? undoubtedly – I wish they had exposed it because people then would be dubious of the results of the primaries and caucuses and the “MO” of BO.

  364. probably still on there re: transcripts – the Clinton campaign’s got to be recording every episode of Hardball – why they don’t blow the top off of this is amazing to me.

  365. dot48, As a man I find it shocking that more women are not supporting her. I think women are her worst enemy!!!!

  366. I am so pissed. The AP has an article “Hillary attacks Obama”. It’s so frickin disturbing. She has never, not once, been allowed to criticize him, without the pathetic press calling it an “attack”.

  367. basil did you see this

    republicansforobama.org/?q=og/all

    and this

    republicansforobama.org/?q=about

    Our Team
    Director

    John Martin is the Co-founder and Director of RepublicansforObama.org. He lives in The Bronx, New York, where he is a law student and a United States Navy Reservist.

    John was active in his high school’s Young Republicans Club and became a registered Republican shortly after his 18th birthday. After graduating with honors from Binghamton University, John interned and worked for Senator James Jeffords (R-I) of Vermont, and then received an MA in Political Science from Columbia University. He has worked on both local and national election campaigns.

    John is currently serving on active duty in Afghanistan and will return in the Spring of ’08.

  368. And if she does point out a difference between the two of them she’s accused of race baiting. It’s like Bill Maher said, Democrats are self-destructive. We’re doing it to ourselves and we need to wake up before we wake up with sour grapes and buyers remorse in November.

  369. ADMIN: Re-sent you message, sent it to “Confidential Tips” from Blue Dem. Hope you can take a look and forward it. Thank you.

  370. Yahoo is screaming the same headline about “attacks”

    Every damn time she gets a foothold thse fucking places start the negative words.

  371. experience,
    I’ll add them to the list.
    yaknow, Hillary is 60, not a part of the internet generation. I don’t think many of her staffers are too savvy, either. I swear I sometimes think she doesn’t have a clue about how the trash tactics are disseminated over the web. But you’d think someone in her camp would be more up-to-date with this stuff.

    Off for flock duty and I’ll check back later for debate chat. i don’t think I can bear to watch……

  372. mj
    I read that article too and just where was the attack? I saw a question Hillary posed “Who do you want answering the phone at the White House in 3 in the morning?”
    If they consider that an attack they have never witness a local school board election.

  373. I honestly think it is of miracle proportions that this woman has even won any states let alone come close to winning, given all the games being played against her.

    Go Hillary!

  374. JanH – agreed. I think its because 50% of the people can see through the BS is why her support is strong…can you imagine if the press were fair and balanced – she’d be our nominee already. Same thing happened to Al Gore with the press…

    the books that will be written about this process….

  375. Guys, we’re losing focus. There’s no time to whine about the media, Ripublican interference, or any other conspiracies right now. We all know what we’re up against. We can’t control what our opponents do. We CAN control what we do, and that’s putting all of our blood, sweat and tears into this effort. We have to be there for Hillary, as she’s been there for us. It’s all about her right now.

    DON’T LOSE FOCUS! DON’T GET DISTRACTED! I repeat, there’s not much time left. Not one second can be wasted. It’s now or never.

    We have to get on the phone, and donate all we can (money, time, etc) right now. We can still win this….IF WE WANT IT BAD ENOUGH! Let’s do it!

    contribute.hillaryclinton.com/form.html?sc=2337

    tools.hillaryclinton.com/calling/

    “Only you — our incredible online community — can act quickly and decisively enough to create a level playing field. And with everything on the line, that’s exactly what I’m asking you to do.”– Hillary Clinton

  376. Big Hugs going out to Miss Hillary for tonight! It’s Daniel and Goliath time and we all know how that ended!

    Yay Hillary!!! 🙂

  377. to Senator Nelson of Florida

    Dear Senator Nelson,

    Thanks for the reply. AS Democrats, REAL DEMOCRATS, we feel this election is being RIGGED by Senator Obama’s Campaign and his supporters with the following type of information:
    “Here is the link to the email:
    http://www.republicansforobama.org/?q=node/358
    Do I need to post the text? It is very ugly, so I’d prefer not.

    This is not the only place. Try this site suggesting the same thing in FLORIDA. The text for the original flyer was scrubbed from the internet, but it is available in text form from a source.


    WANNA BECOME AN OBAMACRAT?!!!
    By Obama Florida 2008
    Published: April 24, 2007
    ….
    That’s why “Democrat for a Day” was launched this spring by ObamaFlorida2008. Using the official forms provided by all Supervisors of Elections offices, you may re-register as a Democrat for that one day — when the primary is likely to be held — on February 5, 2008. You must do so before the end of 2007, to make sure it is done 30 days before the primary.
    But this is not about some “hard sell” to recruit voters to become permanent Democrats. Not at all. After the primary, you may re-register back to the
    Republican or Libertarian parties, or revert to your previous status as an Independent! There will be plenty of time before the general election in November 2008.
    ….
    But we’re finding that up to 20 percent of Obama supporters are registered Republicans.
    In fact, during the first couple of weeks in April, some 150 Republicans indeed became “Democrats for a Day.” You might call them “Obamacrats!”

    A similar flyer was distributed in Nevada by an Obama precinct captain – taylormarsh.com had a scan.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs
    It could be possible that this action undercuts the agreement Mr. Obama made to not campaign, violating DNC rules in Florida. Beside the FACT that he ran television commercials here as well.

    AS for promoting the well-being of the Party, by bringing in “new voters”, Sir, here are your “new voters” for the DNC he is recruiting.

    Not only in your job as a U.S. Senator from my district, but as a Superdelegates you are charged with the responsibility of watching the big picture and see when something is making the ‘popular vote’ non-representative, and use their votes to counter balance. So of course Obama is trying to game you also.

    We resent this terribly. A “New type of politics” is NOT what Mr. Obama represents. We have had NO HELP from the media at all in reporting these things.

    I am not an “activist”. I am a Hillary Clinton supporter, after I supported Mr. Biden originally, but I am an AMERICAN FIRST, Sir, a concerned one, and I expect free and fair elections. At least the Iraqis had the benefit of that. The media, again, has been NO help, nor have the officials of the Republican Party:
    Republican manipulation of elections – please also go these youtubes:

    Dick Morris’ explicit instructions to Republicans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt_jnhsyqg0

    Obama’s Democrat for a Day training video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs

    Flyer for Nevada Democrat for a Day: http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=26826

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on 2-19-2008 also suggested Republicans “go out and have some fun and vote for Obama”.

    Senator Nelson, we do not care that the Republican Party, and indeed, some in leadership positions within the Democratic Party, AND the media do not LIKE Senator Clinton, but she is firmly and fairly allowed to participate.

    We know NOTHING about Mr. Obama, but we do know this. And there is nothing magical about vote rigging. In fact, it may even be illegal. I have no idea.

    Thank you,

    Ms. Blaine Whitford,
    Saint Petersburg, FL

  378. Here’s the Howard Dean connector: Rick Klau

    Check out this link and you see the connection of the Republicansforobama’s John Martin Jr.

    http://www.rklau.com/cv/
    Dean for America
    On primary ballot as Delegate; Technology consultant; Chairman, DuPage for Dean. 2002 – 2004.
    Advised campaign on weblog and RSS strategy and assisted in development of several user-facing applications. Grew local group in DuPage County to more than 600 supporters in less than 12 months, developed an executive group to help manage group’s activities, organized several fundraisers that raised in excess of $20,000 locally, and participated in a state-wide steering group for campaign.

    The ties that binds…Howard Dean and the DNC never had the intention of a fair playing field. They gin this system for Obama early on.

  379. anyone want to go to Vegas this weekend, but you have to pay for your own travel etc – Fri and Sat? there is a delegates selection going on, and they need non-Nevadans. Please let me know.

  380. Dear Senator Nelson,

    Thanks for the reply. AS Democrats, REAL DEMOCRATS, we feel this election is being RIGGED by Senator Obama’s Campaign and his supporters with the following type of information:
    “Here is the link to the email:
    w w w.republicansforobama.org/?q=node/358
    Do I need to post the text? It is very ugly, so I’d prefer not.

    This is not the only place. Try this site suggesting the same thing in FLORIDA. The text for the original flyer was scrubbed from the internet, but it is available in text form from a source.


    WANNA BECOME AN OBAMACRAT?!!!
    By Obama Florida 2008
    Published: April 24, 2007
    ….
    That’s why “Democrat for a Day” was launched this spring by ObamaFlorida2008. Using the official forms provided by all Supervisors of Elections offices, you may re-register as a Democrat for that one day — when the primary is likely to be held — on February 5, 2008. You must do so before the end of 2007, to make sure it is done 30 days before the primary.
    But this is not about some “hard sell” to recruit voters to become permanent Democrats. Not at all. After the primary, you may re-register back to the
    Republican or Libertarian parties, or revert to your previous status as an Independent! There will be plenty of time before the general election in November 2008.
    ….
    But we’re finding that up to 20 percent of Obama supporters are registered Republicans.
    In fact, during the first couple of weeks in April, some 150 Republicans indeed became “Democrats for a Day.” You might call them “Obamacrats!”

    A similar flyer was distributed in Nevada by an Obama precinct captain – taylormarsh.com had a scan.

    w w w .youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs
    It could be possible that this action undercuts the agreement Mr. Obama made to not campaign, violating DNC rules in Florida. Beside the FACT that he ran television commercials here as well.

    AS for promoting the well-being of the Party, by bringing in “new voters”, Sir, here are your “new voters” for the DNC he is recruiting.

    Not only in your job as a U.S. Senator from my district, but as a Superdelegates you are charged with the responsibility of watching the big picture and see when something is making the ‘popular vote’ non-representative, and use their votes to counter balance. So of course Obama is trying to game you also.

    We resent this terribly. A “New type of politics” is NOT what Mr. Obama represents. We have had NO HELP from the media at all in reporting these things.

    I am not an “activist”. I am a Hillary Clinton supporter, after I supported Mr. Biden originally, but I am an AMERICAN FIRST, Sir, a concerned one, and I expect free and fair elections. At least the Iraqis had the benefit of that. The media, again, has been NO help, nor have the officials of the Republican Party:
    Republican manipulation of elections – please also go these youtubes:

    Dick Morris’ explicit instructions to Republicans: w w w .youtube.com/watch?v=yt_jnhsyqg0

    Obama’s Democrat for a Day training video: w w w. youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4Kp0YERs

    Flyer for Nevada Democrat for a Day: w w w. taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=26826

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on 2-19-2008 also suggested Republicans “go out and have some fun and vote for Obama”.

    Senator Nelson, we do not care that the Republican Party, and indeed, some in leadership positions within the Democratic Party, AND the media do not LIKE Senator Clinton, but she is firmly and fairly allowed to participate.

    We know NOTHING about Mr. Obama, but we do know this. And there is nothing magical about vote rigging. In fact, it may even be illegal. I have no idea.

    Thank you,

  381. Experience-matters and others,

    I’ve put together the links and quotes I had on “Dem for a Day” neatly and posted it at
    h t t p : / / http://www.ironmyvote.com/obamas-popular-vote.htm

    If any more turns up, pls email to me at
    1950democrat – a t – g m a i l . c o m

    What would be great would be to boil this down even more neatly and package it up like a press release with some analysis of the votes so far, to show that real Democrats are voting for Hillary, and most of BO’s support can be explained by these crossovers.

    Can anyone do that? I can’t do numbers at best, and right now I’m barely sitting up in bed….

    Exp, should I email you? dunno yours

  382. @carbynew,

    That’s information that has to be passed on to Hillary’s campaign.

    @SpacegirlArt @ 1950democrat

    Perfect!

  383. 1950democrat

    excellent stuff got it! btw there are a great many videos at youtube talking about his “republican” votes etc, all makes sense now

    spacegirlArt

    waddya mean, You us artists are multi brained:) or is that ambi brained LOL im an artist too:)

  384. dot44,

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23255694/
    MATTHEWS: Let me talk to you. Let me go right now, Ron, is that your theory, that—well, it‘s mine, too—that if you can vote if you‘re a moderate or independent voter or you‘re a Republican who doesn‘t think it‘s important to vote on the Republican side, since it‘s locked up for McCain, have some fun and vote for somebody you have sort of an interest in, Barack Obama, perhaps?

  385. As a former adult psychiatric nurse working with antisocial personality disorder – Barack Obama fits this category to a tee. First the narcissist side – grandiosity (yes, apparently all the way back to kindergarten), and elevated sense of entitlement. Statements like “The urgency of now”, and “We can’t wait”, “This is the only time I’ll do this”, is indicative of his extremely elevated sense of worth. Too, he demostrates no conscience with many situations and decisions made as a caretaker of his district (constituents without electricity/heat in Chicago, letting Union down over Maytag/Whirlpool debacle, other unions not fought for by Obama). Substance abuse – very common with this disorder. Admitted drug use in teens, and has been pointed out – still smoing from all reports – while denies and states he quit (deception big with antisocial personality disorder). What else is he smoking? (Actually his voice gives it away) Promiscuity – and yes, I happen to agree with the SInclair story on the “down low” maybe because I’ve heard it a zillion times. Intelligence – highly, amny times and many of these types may be extremely creative as well; and if a little bipolar, when in a manic state – may stay awake for long periods of time, then crash and be very lethargic in thought and action. Risky behavior – Poker and gambling (okay so maybe it’s with other elected officials, friends, law enforcement – but added to everything else, a pattern starts to emerge). And speaking of risky behavior – besides the probable bisexuality, there’s the Rezko matter (and no telling what else we don’t know). To not only associate with this guy for two decades, he is linked in purchase of home (his castle, for crying out loud – not a lawn mower) and adjoining property after Rezko if under scrutiny from Feds and Obama knows it – this is very risky behavior. Finally lies and deceit – Bingo. Yes, lies about the “aquaintance” Rezko, not being forthcoming, (while Rezko being monitored by Feds and indirectly Obama in his dealings with as such and finding many, many more encounters and an extensive ongoing relationship that he denies and lies about). I’m telling you – Obama may be the first President to be impeached, based on his empty record, feelings of entitlement and invincibility, but most of all – deceit and risky behavior. As always, we look, however, at reasons why this could be. Well, you don’t have to look too far. Identity issues from the very beginning. Born as a bi-racial child in the 60’s to a white Midwestern woman and an African father, raised in a white household with an unemployed mother, mixed messages from Muslim teachings and atheism, a half-sibling who is also bi-racial and a stepfather to deal with, several uprooting moves and subsequent adjustments from Hawaii, Indonesia, and finally the continental United States. He overcompensated low self-esteem with over- achievement in an effort to belong. Finally, he gravitated toward people much like himself, and some who actully spurred him on (Oprah, Kennedy’s, et al). And the rest, is history – and will unfortunately be our history unless he is exposed as the fatally flawed individual he is, and disaster is averted. Sadly, the vast majority of the masses not only do not understand this type, but couldn’t care less. Yes, he does need to be exposed, vetted, found out, whatever term you choose. In many ways, he can’t helfp the self-defense mechanisms he has perfected in order to survive as he sees he needs to – but not at the expense of the entire country, let alone the entire world. We’ve had enough flakes to deal with. Oh dear. Houston, we have a problem.

  386. dot,

    h t t p : / / http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23255694/
    MATTHEWS: Let me talk to you. Let me go right now, Ron, is that your theory, that—well, it‘s mine, too—that if you can vote if you‘re a moderate or independent voter or you‘re a Republican who doesn‘t think it‘s important to vote on the Republican side, since it‘s locked up for McCain, have some fun and vote for somebody you have sort of an interest
    in, Barack Obama, perhaps?

    Btw here’s how I found this. In the Google search box enter
    site:www.msnbc.msn.com/ have fun and vote

  387. commerical time LOL What a moron he is, he picked to go second, so he could just repeat all Hillarys great ideas. I htink he looks stupid tonight he is stuttering all over the place, the dumb F**K

    sHE IS so PROFESSIONAL COMPARED TO HIM

    GO HILLARY GO

  388. OK, I had to peek. But every time I tune into the ‘debate’ BO is going on and on and on and on and on and on with his chin cocked imperiously into the air like he’s got some congenital neck deformity and that friggin campbell brown keeps cutting HRC off and lets him go on and on and on and on……

    Anyone else feel like that?

  389. Forgot to add she looks incredibly elegant tonight. That’s gotta be Maggie’s influence. That black suit with the gold border matching her hair and the tasteful simple gold necklace, a couple of gold bracelets . . .

  390. When she was asked about beig rady on day one as opposed to bama, and he was saying how his “judgement” was what he was runningon, she should have aske dhim about his comment to invade pakistan !! that caused international outrage, he is an idiot!!!

  391. Hillarys ending was spot on. She left the audience with that to remember, they stood and cheered, BOBO never go another chance to talk his shite

    SHE IS PROFESSIONAL AND CLEARLY THE BEST
    Anyone who could vote for that freakshow after seeing this debate needs to be wiht britney spears in therapy

  392. B. Merry looks like Politico is finally catching up :

    In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

    While Ayers and Dohrn may be thought of in Hyde Park as local activists, they’re better known nationally as two of the most notorious – and unrepentant — figures from the violent fringe of the 1960s anti-war movement.
    politico.com/news/stories/0208/8630.html

  393. man, it is scary. this obama run looks so much like a cult. the clapping and cheering from just a well delivered words. i see obama’s website got rid of the map of the us with rays of light coming out of it. is it me or people like us all over the country are strong enough to not be takin in by this cult?

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