Money Matters – Hillary Clinton, Obama, Rezko, NAFTA

Several small but big items today – mostly about money – including Rezko money.

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First of all, the Hillary Clinton campaign is expecting to raise about $35 million in February. Although from Day 1 on Big Pink we have asked for online contributions to include 44 cents, our very first moneybomb fundraising day was on February 12, 2008.

The Hillary campaign website has posted several testimonials which include contributors adding 44 cents in proud grassroots support of Hillary. This means our fundraising is having an effect. $35 million in one month is testimony to what we can do.

This all means it is time to plan and publicize another moneybomb. Contact Moneybomb@HillaryIs44.org with suggestions on when the moneybomb should take place and why on that date. Post suggestions in the comments section as well.

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Second, the comments section in the previous article has great information on today’s NAFTA flim flam by Obama as well as information about how to fight for our superdelegates.

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Back in April 2007 we wrote that The national media are missing the big picture in their coverage of the hundred-million dollar plus scandal involving Barack Obama and his friend of 17 years, major donor, former Finance Committee Co-Chair and now indicted slumlord.

Big Media is missing the picture yet again (or should we say trying as much as possible to hide the picture).

This past Tuesday, we referenced an article in the London Times. The importance of that article is that it brings the Obama/Rezko house transaction right into the middle of the Rezko trial which starts this coming Monday.

Here is why Obama and his mansion are now placed squarely into the Rezko trial:

Mrs Rezko’s purchase and sale of the land to Mr Obama raises many unanswered questions.

It is unclear how Mrs Rezko could have afforded the downpayment of $125,000 and a $500,000 mortgage for the original $625,000 purchase of the garden plot at 5050 South Greenwood Ave.

In a sworn statement a year later, Mrs Rezko said she got by on a salary of $37,000 and had $35,000 assets. Mr Rezko told a court he had “no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets, no unencumbered assets [and] is significantly in arrears on many of his obligations.”

The London Times strongly implies that Rezko got the money for Obama’s house from Nadhmi Auchi. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago. and Asked if she used money from her husband to buy the land next to Mr Obama’s house, she said: “I can’t answer these questions, I’m sorry.”

Superdelegates have to consider how Obama and all the ugly entanglements of longtime slumlord friend, the indicted Antoin “Tony” Rezko will play out over the course of the next 10 months.

Foolish Obama endorsing ostrich-delegates need to consider today’s Chicago Sun-Times article which echos loudly the London Times report:

On a spring day in 2004, Nadhmi Auchi, one of the world’s richest men, flew in to Midway Airport on a private jet. Met by a welcoming party that included Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (there at the request of the Blagojevich administration) and businessman Tony Rezko, Auchi was brought to a downtown hotel where he was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by Blagojevich.

The Iraqi-born billionaire — who lives in London — had come to Chicago on business. He would go on to invest nearly $170 million in a prime piece of vacant land in the South Loop — 62 acres along the Chicago River that Rezko wanted to develop.

There is a dispute between the London Times and the Chicago Sun-Times as to whether Obama ever met Nadhmi Auchi, who has been convicted of corruption in France. The dispute remains unresolved as of today.

We suspect the answers regarding Obama’s entanglements with corrupt characters, a severe lack of judgment, will be answered by Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

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827 thoughts on “Money Matters – Hillary Clinton, Obama, Rezko, NAFTA

  1. I’d like to suggest a Justice For Hillary MoneyBomb.

    She deserves justice for the travesty that is going on right now in the media.

  2. Obama has disproportionately high number of Arab and Muslim donors I think it is worth investigating as to how many of them are citizens. Here is a link to the list. I would appreciate any ideas how we go about it.

    opensecrets.org/pres08/search_donor.asp

  3. There is another issue with Obama’s fund-raising. Hillary requires people with foreign addresses to send in a check with a copy of their passport or green card. Obama has no such restrictions, they can contribute online. This has the potential for great abuse. Also, people making small contributions don’t have to be reported to the FEC and won’t be on your list Clintondem99.

  4. Poll: Hillary Has Momentum In Texas
    By Eric Kleefeld – February 28, 2008, 6:26PM
    Most current polls show Barack Obama taking the lead in Texas, but one pollster argues that Hillary Clinton has in fact regained the momentum in the race. Here are the latest InsiderAdvantage numbers, compared to their previous poll from Monday:
    Clinton 47% (+1)
    Obama 43% (-4)
    The internals show Hillary expanding her lead among Latinos, holding steady among whites, dropping slightly with women but making gains among men.
    “If these trends continue over the coming days, then it might be fair to say the race is slowly drifting Clinton’s way,” said pollster Matt Towery, a former close aide to Newt Gingrich. “For now, I think it’s at least fair to say that has turned momentum, to some degree, back in her direction.”
    And check the Hillary blog for some moving letters from contributors.’’Also, the RNC flap with tennesse is over a flyer called Anti-Semites for Barack Hussein Obama. ROTF

  5. Wow, that Rezko stuff. I can’t believe it hasn’t gotten more traction in MSM . . . but I have a feeling it will be hard to keep out – since Rezko is on trial.

  6. and you guys wonder why he raking in the dough? Perhaps this would make a nice juicy tidbit for Sean Hannity on his show to ponder on.

  7. @tps: ive been wondering ALL along why she doesnt have a paypal option on her site??? i can tell you she would raise a TON more money if it were easier. a LOT of people dont like sending their credit card info over the net. my hubby is one… thats why went sent in the max through our accountant via a check. at least with paypal your info isnt sent every time you make a transaction. i would be willing to bet thats why he has so many more small donations when you look on the opensecrets.com site

  8. Thanks for the POST ADMIN

    thinking cap on for Money Bomb (and I JUST NOW donated another $25.44!)

    as for Obama money.

    I still see it like this…..

  9. Admin.
    GREAT info!
    “Mrs Rezko’s purchase and sale of the land to Mr Obama raises many unanswered questions.
    It is unclear how Mrs Rezko could have afforded the downpayment of $125,000 and a $500,000 mortgage for the original $625,000 purchase of the garden plot at 5050 South Greenwood Ave.
    In a sworn statement a year later, Mrs Rezko said she got by on a salary of $37,000 and had $35,000 assets. Mr Rezko told a court he had “no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets, no unencumbered assets [and] is significantly in arrears on many of his obligations.”

  10. Hillary needs to remain the steady one in this race. The more dumbass gets on the tv, the more ridiculous he looks. Let him keep frontrunner status. I don’t think America is ready to turn the reins over to a religious cult…there is not enough cots or nikes for that sh*^.

    HILLARY, HEAR HER ROAR.

    STEADY AT THE HELM FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOLKS.

  11. divabunny, that is a great idea. You should contact Peter Dao who is Hillary’s internet guru and recommend this to him.

  12. NBC Nightly News touting that Bambi took Chimpy on about the economy today, claiming that we are “on the brink of a recession“.

    Gee, Hillary said we were sliding into a recession during a debate BEFORE the New Hampshire primary and got LAMBASTED for it.

  13. JUSTT LIKE money is raised for PLO and Hammas charities, money is being funneled INTO these same “safe houses” all over America, in cash. And an O Campaign bag man picks it up…and distributes it to bloggers, canvassers, for bus rentals, for airline tickets…all untraceable cash OVER AND ABOVE the website and FEC donations.

    Screw it. I don;t care anymore saying it. I believe O campaign being funded by nefarious arab connections, and why the DNC either is IN BED WITH THIS, or is BLIND TO IT is beyond me. The big guys in media are involved, and this is really frightening stuff. I think the “street money” is in cash. Period.

  14. who’s “Ms. Kitty”?

    &&&
    And a good point was raised (clintondem and TPS) about foreign donors and who exactly is funding the Obama campaign. I don’t recall seeing where BO has had his claim exposed that most of his donors are small donations.

    It’s nice to see us helping her keep even with “Them” in the fund-raising, to have enough ammo on hand for last minute ads.

  15. @tps: ive been wondering ALL along why she doesnt have a paypal option on her site??? i

    I have called the campaign TWICE BY PHONE and written them sever times about this.

  16. from cnn blog:

    its the same thing over and over. they want to give the job to the young man and have the woman who knows the job inside and out train him

  17. Speaking of PayPal, can I use paypal you reckon to payoff Visa.

    Also, Hillary should accept Discover Card….take them all!

  18. basil,

    That poll is simply GREAT news. I’ve been sweating, thinking about Texas. I looked at the demographics of it – and what is amazing – Hillary is winning “white men” 46-42%. That’s a HUGE change, and is good news for Ohio as well. I feel like a combination of things are at work: Hillary’s message on economy, jobs, etc. getting thru; Farrakhan, etc. getting heavy play in MSM; a bump from recent debates.
    The poll also stated that Republicans make up 11.2% of the sample, and Hillary is winning THEM 47-42% Are the Limbaugh/Hannity programs working? Anyway, I’m excited.

  19. Proof that the DNC is losing the election for whoever the nominee is in November?

    Florida: McCain vs. Clinton Mason-Dixon McCain 49, Clinton 40, Und 11 McCain +9
    Florida: McCain vs. Obama Mason-Dixon McCain 47, Obama 37, Und 16 McCain +10

    Seat the Florida delegates as allocated from the primary on January 29th or the democrats will lose in November!!!

  20. dedfg Says:

    February 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    from cnn blog:

    its the same thing over and over. they want to give the job to the young man and have the woman who knows the job inside and out train him

    And I say B*****T

  21. I hope Patrick Fitz blows open a scandal that rocks the world.

    A HUGE criminal case with al the international players of Dear Leader.

  22. I think the establishment Dems are trying to get her to drop out of the race before she wins Texas. They are scared of that.

  23. @rjk: there is NO WAY bambi could EVER take florida… btwn the jewish demographic and the cubans…. now that he’s got the farakhan endorsement and once his ties to nation of islam and that NOI members are on his staff, comes out, the jewish ppl will never vote for him and by saying that he’d talk to cuba… he just shot his legs off with the southern part of the state!

    @spacegirl: never releaased his earmarks… supposedly a bunch went to chicago cronies… how come russert didnt ask him abt that, yet asked hillary abt her tax returns

  24. I heard on news this morning, when they were not speaking of Dear Leader (DL) that she was in Texas AND Ohio today

    how does she do it!

  25. My friends, the question is, are we as a nation equipped to handle all the hopium that is going to come from the busted balloons. Universal Health Care can’t come quick enough.

  26. DIVA!

    “how come russert didnt ask him abt that, yet asked hillary abt her tax returns”

    you are kidding, right?

  27. jithendra,

    I studied the most recent SurveyUSA poll, which was from a couple of days ago – and Hillary was leading among people who had already voted 51-46%. That’s a good sign. I’m not sure of other polls even take early voters into account.

  28. I unsubscribed from DNC emails today..they wanted to know why..
    I told them that their failure to stand up to the media for fair coverage of both candidates was shameful

  29. SpacegirlArt,

    He was asked about it in the Texas debate, and he said he had declared them all. This was a lie, but no one has followed up on it.

  30. i googled “early voting in TX primary”, and read some articles from houston daily or some thing… they were reporting that early voting in harris county is much high which is strong hold for bambi… however let bamgi get all votes in harrys county and clinton get all votes in rest of the state.. that is what going to happen i think.. 🙂

  31. @space: i know. i know…. sometimes reality just escapes me…

    the funny thing abt it is that he released ’07 but didnt release 05/06… he probably was completely handing out favors to the people that put him in office during his first two years, then when he decided he wanted to be president, he cleaned his sh*t up, so he was able to release them.

    does this guy think he is so f’ing untouchable that nothing is EVER going to catch up with him???? every dawg has his day!!!

  32. Independent,

    Diva posted the chart on the previous thread but I have chart interpretation dysfuntion so i needed TPS to TELL me what the internals meant.

    But I do wonder if the Rush ‘Dem for day” for HRC is taking hold. Who knows. I’m just as thrilled as you to hear great news. 😀

    RGB – Miss Kitty = Kitty Pilgrim

  33. all the above that the media refuses to cover about BHO and we get to here that she actually has a cleavage (which to some is a good thing)

  34. @basil: you have to get it right!!! it is NOT “dem for a day”!!! it is

    “PIMP YOURSELF: VOTE FOR HILLARY!”

    big big diff!!! ours is so much sexier and hipper!

  35. RJK: MSNBC at it again has a story up about Norman Hsu. I will bet they will not mention REZKO at all next week.

    I wish they would give it a rest. This is old news.

  36. debbie….

    wow.

    I really don’t think I can stay here if she doesn’t win

    this country just got really frightening
    and America doesn’t know it. They don’t sit here and do what we do. See what we see. CNN simply QUASHED the NAFTA story. ANYTHING about DL they don’t want known. You don’t know “out there”. We are seeing fascism coming to be. Read OkieAtty’s post towards end of last thread.

    NOW I’l lbe back!

  37. btw, I believe it is time we put our foot down about this whole “when is she finally going to give up for **the good of the party**?” For the good of the party, we need to fight on. Past 3/4. Even past PA. Take this fight to the convention.

    Wonder why Edwards hasn’t taken a side. Conspiracy theorists suggest he’s hoping for major shit to hit the fan about BO, and if HRC can’t pull it off in Denver, Edwards would be an option to rise from the ashes. Granted, it’s a long shot, but he certainly won’t be a veep-nominee a second time around.

    Back to our fight. Those suggesting that Hill has lost too many primaries/caucuses in a row to still be considered a “viable candidate” are neglecting:

    1) that she’s won the big prizes with convincing margins, battleground states (purple) and Blue states.

    2) the committed and super deleate counts are still extremely close (after Super Tuesday, she was ahead in both areas for a good few days). Was ANYONE, in the media, in Obamibi’s camp, even in ours, suggesting he should drop out for the good of the party??? NFway.

    3) and that’s not even couting FL/MI. How are you so-smart Dems (Dean, Donna Brazierre, etc.) planning on winning an election if you give up FL, MI (do they think all HRC supporters will back Obama in November??? get real), and put the whole Southwest into play (including CA!!!!).

    4) and for the Red states BO has done well in, how much crack do you have to smoke to believe that all those crossover voters really want him to be president. Aren’t they gaming their states’ rules to help undermine the Dems by assisting the much weaker candidate.

    5) The potential for Obama to implode, for one of the many scandals and potential scandals, to boil up to the surface. If you are a Dem in Denver with three months of Obama already SwiftBoated about a whole range of issues, and some of that is real (because SwiftBoat-gate, just like the bogus Bill Clinton impeachment, was a “hit job”).

    6) If enough evidence is provided to the party heads that Obama’s campaign has crossed the line on a range of issues, and risk alienating 50% of the Democratic base, they might have to get rid of this extremely risky choice.

    I could go on….about the reasons. Now it’s time for us to go on. We don’t cave in because we are behind. We support each other, to support our candidate, because we know she is by far the best Dem in the race, and the best candidate in the race.

    ALL THE WAY TO DENVER, BABY!!!

  38. debbie,

    Exactly – or we hear these pundits wondering is she has multiple personality disorder, and wondering “which” Hillary will show up from day to day. Well guess what – yes, she’s a human being with a full range of emotions. She can be generous and conciliatory, she can get angry, she can be sarcastic.

  39. Ohio was rigged in various ways in 2004, IMO, but I thought some of the machines issues have since been addressed. But then maybe not.

    If there’s any funny business with the Ohio results–recount! The campaign needs to get a paypal button up as diva sai. Maybe money could then be quickly raised to help pay for any recounts or whatever if necessary?

  40. @birdgal:
    i’m not sure what they were saying (hubby and the dogs were going nutzo)… basically something abt there being a “critical security risk” with the electronic machines. the lady that is in charge of voting in ohio has recommended that the state use paper ballots. BUT she has not demanded it, so basically they can do what they want. they were saying that the machines in ohio are not equipped to handle the turnout that they are expecting.

    okay… we are up in ohio and are expected to win there… does anyone think this smells??? smells like florida????

  41. MessiahNewsNetwork .. worshiping at the altar. Don’t be detered Hillary supporters
    .
    Tomorrow and the weekend are big days. call, call, call.

    Rev up the support. Call superdelegates, send emails, bug the shit out of Kerry and Kennedy..I been croaking at the machines and staff all day. Thank those who are sticking by Hillary.

    In reading back page, I’m amazed at what a well oiled machine BigPink is.

    The next few days are crucial and I look forward to helping as much as possible.

    I want Hillary Rodham Clinton as my President! I’m wiliing to put in blood, sweat and yes, tears.

  42. Though if Ohio is using the electronic machines with secret proprietary coding, the votes CAN’T be recounted–that’s the major problem with them. (Sigh) This country’s a fraudulent mess since Herr Bush….

    How did Ohio specifically go in the 2006 elections–did there seem to be funny business then, like wide discrepancies between the results with any polling? If 2006 looked okay, looked legit, then maybe this time will be okay.

  43. If CNN is complaining about voting machines, the problem is probably that voters will be allowed to vote for Hillary on them.

  44. Hill coming on CNN Stream in a few…

    and MY letter to unsubscribe for DNC mailings

    “Because you are corrupt. Because you steal votes. Because you are backing a fascist with deep ties to the Middle East, and either you are corrupt or you are stupid.I will actively campaign Barack Obama for President if he gets the nomination, and petition to have Howard Dean and Donna Brazil fired. You are a disgrace. Your undermining of one of the candidates, Senator Clinton, is disgusting and you are traitors to real democracy. Go to hell.”

  45. Good point, plural…. Maybe they’re floating that meme so Obama can say it was rigged when Clinton wins. Creepy Kucinich did that recount-demanding with NH.

    Again, thanks Herr Bush! This country’s in great honest shape!

  46. rgb44hrc, well put. And the argument will be that much better when she wins OH, TX and PA. The only big state that ‘Bama can claim is his home state of Illinois.

    I think Obama has already lost the Jewish vote. After the last debate, I just don’t think they will trust him. As much as I despised Russert taking the debate and turning it into his own version of Meet The Press – I’m glad he hit Obama with that Farrakhan. He was actually trying to BO a favor – to give him a chance to put that issue to rest. But BO waffled around so much, it was enough to raise suspicion. And the Farrakhan-Jeremiah Wright connection is just hard for Obama to explain.

  47. Electronic voting machines can be tampered with. You can get into it, change the program so that all votes are assigned to candidate A, or that none of Candidate B’s votes count, etc.

    Proprietary software is also an issue. If the software code is made public, it can be analyzed for fairness.

    Machines that do not provide a verifiable paper trail for recounts do not meet the criteria that has been sought by various commissions.

    There are companies out to make tons of money getting their machines to “upgrade” from mechanical devices. There are also companies like Diebold that have political agendas, and their bias makes them unfit to be “referees” in this most important area of our democracy, which is to fairly count the votes.

  48. yeah, what you said SpaceGirl! I agree with SpaceGirl..

    Just like bambi I agree with the smart one LOL.

    Anyways, I just told Dean to Fcuk off and it felt good to get it off my chest, cleaveage and all.

  49. sure…i will Fran

    jus as soon as I kick the door or something

    AND EAT!!!

    LOL

    Hillary s making me lose weight!

  50. dedfg,
    I responded very sarcastically

    poor poor Obama..he can’t stand the heat so he has his cronies tell it “like it is”

    hmmm should I be outraged like you guys were when Bill Clinton stood up for his wife??

    or just simply note that poor poor Obama is finally getting called to task for the bad judgements in his past.

    go ahead folks cry about how unfair some are about poor poor Obama, then take a minute and look at the otherside of the coin, (unless of course you can’t seem to get your blinders off)

    poor poor Obama…PUKE

  51. “Electronic voting machines can be tampered with. You can get into it, change the program so that all votes are assigned to candidate A, or that none of Candidate B’s votes count, etc.”

    –Or they can be pre-programmed that way before the election, like to peel off a certain percentage of the final tally from one candidate to another, or a random peeling off here and there during voting that will add up in the end.

  52. Michelle McGinty @ beliefnet

    older story i hadn’t heard

    Sharpton will picket the DNC if the Florida and Michigan delegates are seated

    Oh man! I’m so hoping they seat the delegates just to see Sharpton picket the DNC and shout from his bull horn, “No justice, no peace!’ and “Don’t count every vote!”

    The Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday said the Democratic Party would commit a “grave injustice” if it seated delegates from Florida and Michigan at the party’s national convention – and he threatened a march on the party’s Washington headquarters.

    Sharpton’s call – detailed in a letter to Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean – came a day after the NAACP leader Julian Bond urged party officials to seat delegates from the two states, saying that not to do so would risk “disenfranchising” minorities.

    Isn’t this the best presidential race ever? It just gets better and better and wait until the Clinton’s really get going. Obama isn’t going to know what hit him!

  53. news networks trying to shade it when Bambi gets a crushing defeat in Ohio…we see it coming right now folks.

    We need to call, call, call tomorrow.

    Why not set a goal for ourselves here a Big Pink. A call counter. Remember the weekend that HillarySupporters made millions of calls. We can do it again.

  54. LOL

    “Clinton campaign says they’ve raised $35M in February, their best month yet; Obama camp says they raised more”

    from FOXNews online headline.

    Bambi is SUCH a BABY

    ne ner ne ner ne ner…we rassssiiiisssed mooorrrreee

  55. Could an electronic voting machine record Obama selecting pepsi, when he actually chose “coke”??

    Okay, that was a terrible pun. That’s just to keep any Obama trolls awake!

    “Oh my god, look at what they are saying on Clinton’s web site…”

  56. Actually, I think the media has obliterated the Constitution and now it says “We the Media” instead of “We the People.”

    They seem to think we’re irrelevant.

  57. I used to have a softspot for crazy Sharpton because of his fire and passion–no more. His behavior now has irrevocably disgusted me. If he doesn’t give a shit about Clinton’s voters in Florida, doesn’t he give a shit about Obama’s? He got votes there too.

    But the main thing to me is: does the Democratic party wanna be known as the party that doesn’t want the voters votes to count? Why the fuck should anyone vote for Democrats if the party may not uphold the votes? People voting for Dems–it seems their votes might be tossed out, sanctioned by the very party’s “rules.” This is madness.

    Let the Republicans be known as the party who doesn’t wanna count votes, who wants to rig the elections, stifle the people’s voices, and so on.

  58. Wow, this african woman recited Hillary’s womens rights speech on hillary speaks for me. Now THAT’s the kind of hope I am talking about!

  59. You know, I don’t think our girl has made many mistakes at all in this campaign. In fact, I can only think of one, and that is she THOUGHT she entered the race for the PResident of the United States when in fact she got a late start in the race to elect the next Messiah.

  60. I’m going to be hanging out with Sharpton ready to picket if they don’t seat the delegates. Who’s with me? We can take on Sharpton!

  61. rgb…funny!

    (still havent eaten) been searching furiously over web and TV for HC speaking in Houston…CNNN was carrying right up to the point she was about to come on…

    then they stopped the stream

    draw your own conclusions

  62. oh tiny i can take al!

    @molly: i wish two things… i wish maggie wouldve been on board earlier, i’m not happy with mark penn and i think bill shouldve been utilized differently. but i think SHE has done everything letter perfect!

  63. Fran, I too have loved Sharpton when he’s had valid points. He can be very level headed. But now…just another “man who does not see color” (A Stephen Colbert-ism).

    We’ve seen plenty of examples of people becoming turncoats when it is convenient.

    And I’ve been surprised to be agreeing with some right-wing columnists/commentators, who are willing to finally issue a wake-up call to the media, that it might be in the public’s interest that all candidates be vetted. And that includes Ralph Nader.

    Funny, I’d rather have Nader as Pres rather than Obambi. (how many hits of acid (in my past) do you think helped reach that insight??)

  64. I’m ready to take on Al Sharpton….

    Al Sharpton can kiss both sides of my WHITE ass! Not being racist…IMHO Al Sharpton and many AA’s in the media and elected officials are making it racist.

    Hey Al .. you can fcuk off too!

  65. Karl Rove just quoted from an article about to be published concerning Obama’s change in his stance on the Iraq war since his senate run in 2004. Can not wait to read that article.

  66. Everytime I think about the injustices being done to Hillary and her supporters, whether it is through the biased coverage on the mainstream media or through the lack of investigation of the Rezko/Obama money trail, I remember Dr. King’s statement, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” May we see justice soon.

  67. rjk….

    don’t you know that Dear Leader doesn’t change his mind

    or will…when he wants to

    and that is fine

    that is Dear Leader

  68. Ahem…who is DL?

    Don Larson (perfect World Series game)?

    Dr. Llivingston (I presume)?

    Daddy Longlegs?

    Jes kiddin’. But who is DL?

  69. @mj That is a wonderful and important speech. Bill called it oneof the most important policy speeches of this administration. It is a history making speech. I cried the last time I read it which wasn’t too long ago. It’s quite a declaration for women’s rights/human rights.

  70. SpacegirlArt

    Rove was reading an Obama quote from 2004 in support of Bush and the war included in that article. Will have to stay up to see the rerun of O’Reilly to get the reporters name and title of the piece.

  71. Rove not ready to count our gal out yet either!!!

    I can tell that Karl Rove has a lot of respect for her…just by his tone and his body language.

    OReilly says DNC and party have thrown her under the bus.

    Oreilly didn’t mention one freaking thing I sent him.

  72. texan4hillary,Love this comment from the poll.
    “This is a classic sign that a race might be starting to turn. We see the undecided voters increasing and unsettled numbers in key age brackets. Moreover, Clinton has expanded her lead among Hispanic voters, while holding onto white votes. She has dropped slightly among women, but has gained among men.
    “Let me stress that these polls are snapshots of the moment. I am not yet willing to say that there is a definitive trend, such as the one that our polling on Super Tuesday detected for Mike Huckabee in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.”
    YEEEEEHAWWWWW!

  73. O’Reilly says DNC and party have thrown her under the bus and don’t forget MSM those pigs over at CNN and MSMBC.

    But it’s the people who is keeping Hillary Clinton in and everyday she is in the race the more mistakes Obama makes. So keep up the good fight and don’t let the MSM mess with your head…with their pr machince for Obama.

    Send, send ,send copies of the Obamacats for a day videos and CTV saying Obama is a faker on Nafta.

  74. “O’Reilly says DNC and party have thrown her under the bus”

    But the DNC is too stupid to realize that the bus driver is a Hillary voter and will slam on his brakes and jump out to help her.

  75. Clinton’s African-American Supporters Stand By Her
    By Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff
    Black lawmakers who support Hillary Rodham Clinton ’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination are not ready to flee her en masse for Barack Obama .

    That sentiment was made clear by lawmakers at a previously scheduled meeting with high-ranking Clinton aides just hours after Georgia Rep. John Lewis switched camps on Wednesday and again in interviews CQ Politics conducted on Thursday.

    Clinton’s African‑American backers met with Clinton campaign insiders, including top adviser Harold Ickes, at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee late Wednesday afternoon for a briefing that included a rundown of the campaign’s delegate count and an effort to “make sure that everybody was hanging in there,” according to one participant, who did not want to be identified.

    “There doesn’t seem to be a mass panic,” that participant said.

    Though political allegiances can change quickly, CQ Politics contacted the majority of Clinton’s 15 allies in the 41-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), or their aides and found no erosion of support since Lewis made his announcement. Four members of the Caucus are uncommitted.

    Because he is such an influential figure in the caucus — he is sometimes referred to by colleagues as “the conscience of the Congress” — Lewis’ shift left open the possibility that others would use the political cover to break ranks.

    Lewis, whose district favored Obama, drew a primary challenge last week from an African‑American minister whose rhetoric echoes Obama’s. Black elected officials who back Clinton have been pressured to switch sides or face political peril.

    Lewis said Thursday his own decision was the result of “an executive session with myself.”

    Members of Congress could hold tremendous sway in the party nominating process because they are among the 795 “superdelegates,” party leaders and elected officials not pledged to one candidate or the other.

    Obama, who has not lost a contest since a split decision in the “Super Tuesday” primaries and caucuses Feb. 5, leads Clinton in pledged delegates and in overall delegates. But Clinton maintains a lead among superdelegates who already have made endorsements.

    Overall, Obama leads Clinton 1,373 to 1,277, according to the Associated Press, which includes the AP survey of superdelegates. It takes 2,025 delegates to win the nomination.

    Obama supporters argue that lawmakers whose districts voted for Obama should cast their superdelegate votes for him, even if they endorsed Clinton. There is an Internet letter-writing campaign, organized by a veteran of the moveon.org political action committee, aimed at getting Congressional Black Caucus members to vote for Obama as superdelegates to the Democratic convention.

    “Though voters in most CBC districts overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama , some CBC members are threatening to vote against their constituents, and perhaps against the will of the American people, by casting their superdelegate vote for Senator Clinton,” the web site says. “We can prevent this from happen by letting black leadership know we’re watching.”

    Most analysts, as well as former President Bill Clinton, say Hillary Clinton must win primaries in Ohio and Texas March 4 to have a viable shot at capturing the nomination. If she does not, the superdelegate math may become moot.

    For now, Clinton’s black supporters are frustrated at what they perceive to be a lack of pressure on Obama’s congressional supporters to vote with their districts if their constituents backed Clinton. For example, Clinton won Massachusetts by about 15 percentage points, and superdelegates Gov. Deval Patrick and Sens. John Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy have all pledged their support for Obama at the convention..

    “Nobody is asking all of the delegates” to vote as their districts did, said Clinton ally Emanuel Cleaver II , D-Mo. “It’s just us.”

    He said he would consider changing his mind on the presidential race “when Sen. Kerry and Sen. Kennedy change their minds.”

    http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000002678807

  76. After Tuesday Bill needs to hit Mississippi hard and remind everyone of all the work he did raising money for Katrina victims. Make bambi earn those delegates and do not just let him have them. FIGHT DAMN IT!!!

  77. @dot: hubby’s watching “the office”, so i’m going to watch it on rerun tonite. i’ll keep my ears open to listen… so bill isnt talking abt the nafta stuff???

    i guess they can always bring it up when they need to. with the stuff going on with the war today, theyve already got him on that…

    i cant believe obama keeps saying today that we arent on the verge of a recession! alan greenspan came out last week and gave an interview and said that we were. hmmm…. who to believe regarding the economy??? greenspan? obama? greenspan? obama? welp! i think i’m gonna hafta go with greenspan on this one!

  78. @dot: hubby’s watching “the office”, so i’m going to watch it on rerun tonite. i’ll keep my ears open to listen… so bill isnt talking abt the nafta stuff???

    i guess they can always bring it up when they need to. with the stuff going on with the war today, theyve already got him on that…

    i cant believe obama keeps saying today that we arent on the verge of a recession! alan greenspan came out last week and gave an interview and said that we were. hmmm…. who to believe regarding the economy??? greenspan? obama? greenspan? obama? welp! i think i’m gonna hafta go with greenspan on this one!

  79. Obama says Europe must do more in Afghanistan
    Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:55pm EST
    By Jeff Mason

    BEAUMONT, Texas (Reuters) – European nations must step up their efforts in Afghanistan and not count on the United States and Britain to do the “dirty work” in fighting the Taliban, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said on Thursday.

    Obama, the front-runner to become his party’s nominee for the White House, praised Britain’s Prince Harry for secretly serving on the frontlines of the war and said other NATO allies should be doing more.

    “With respect to our NATO allies, I’ve been very clear that we do need more support from them. We also may need to lift some of the constraints that they have placed on their forces there,” Obama said on his campaign plane.

    “You can’t have a situation where the United States is called upon to do the dirty work, or the United States and Britain are called upon to do the dirty work, and nobody else wants to engage in actual firefights with the Taliban.”

    The Illinois senator said that characterization of avoiding combat did not represent each NATO country’s position, and he did not single out specific nations.

    Germany has faced growing pressure from NATO partners in past weeks to increase the number of German troops in Afghanistan and shift them from the north to dangerous southern regions.

    Obama said Washington would pay closer attention to the opinions of its allies on foreign policy issues under an Obama administration, a nod to the strained relations that resulted between some European countries and the United States after the Iraq war, which he opposed.

    “It is, I think, important for us to ask more from our European allies,” he said. “It is also important for us to send a signal that we’re going to be listening to them when it comes to policies that they find objectionable, Iraq being at the top of the list.”

    In a debate on Tuesday, Democratic hopeful and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton chastised Obama for not doing anything to address the situation in Afghanistan when he chaired a Senate subcommittee on Europe and was in a position to hold hearings.

    On Thursday, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, had served as a combat soldier on the front lines in Afghanistan for 2 1/2 months.

    Obama praised the 23-year-old soldier: “I think that the fact that Prince Harry is serving is commendable, and I’m sure the people of Great Britain are very proud of him.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN2861811220080229
    ****************************************************
    I wonder how this speech is going to go down in Europe. Obama tailors his speeches to whatever group he is in front of…since he is in Texas…it’s US and the Brits against Europe.

    What a great diplomate Obama is…(this is sarcasim).

  80. moveon is conducting a letter writing campaign aimed at Super Delegates. This is disgusting.

    Why does his campaign not condemn this? Because he has no soul and his cult are devil incarnate.

  81. @dot: what are you thinking re: the SDs? fight for em or leave em alone? i thought bambi’s camp had decided NOT to contact the SDs bc they were afraid it would piss them off…. update?

  82. Whoa, BO suddenly discovered Europe?? Is it possible he might hold a hearing of the subcommittee of his? Or maybe Dodd will do it for him 😛

  83. Dot,

    How can we do a letter writing campaign?

    Diva posted links to the undecided SD’s and I’ve sent 2 dozen letters the past 2 days but if lots of people would do it . . . We HAVE to counter this.

  84. well the letter writing campaign ain’t shaking no bodies loose .. anyways those that have spines intact.

    And I’m talking to you John Lewis. Take your superdelegate status and get in step with your cult crew.

    Reckon he’ll ask all his supporters to get CultCrew(tm) haircuts…similar to his buzz? LOL I..need…to…stop….now.

  85. When Clinton wins Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania, Obama is going to have a huge problem with the media and SD’s.

    How can you convince someone your the nominee when you cannot carry big states.

    She’s taken Florida, Michigan, NY, NJ, Massachussetts, California and all thos other big states. What big state has he taken, er. Illinois.

    Hillary takes those 3 after Obama’s supposed momentum will be the knife in Obama’s campaign and i think the media knows that when Clinton does take those 3 they will have to back her whether they like it or not. Gloria Borger and what a cow she is, said 2 weeks ago, that if Clinton takes Ohio, texas and Penn, she’s the nominee, someone should ram that down Cnn’s throat.

  86. Read long article posted above on how SuperDelegates who are AA are not being shaken by John Lewis spineless behaviour. The article points out that MoveOn has a letter writing campaign aimed at SuperDelegates …

    However, it is being shown that real supporters have SPINES. They have not been crippled with Obamabotulism. They own themselves and their souls and have not become corrupted.

    ROCK ON HILLARY SUPERDELEGATES.

  87. I wish the media would stop saying this:

    “Most analysts, as well as former President Bill Clinton, say Hillary Clinton must win primaries in Ohio and Texas March 4 to have a viable shot at capturing the nomination. If she does not, the superdelegate math may become moot.”

    –I don’t think she has to win both. And people could pull out the Dem for Day rigging Obama’s been doing in Texas should she lose that state. She’d win Ohio and including all her past wins, she still will have won nearly ALL the big important states. The media keeps ignoring her past wins. It ignored them when they happened and it continues ignoring them. This is B.S. Those wins didn’t disappear into the ether—they majorly still count. Funny how they have no problem gloating over all of Obama’s past wins, no matter how small.

    I don’t know WHY Bill said that, assuming he actually did. I saw the quote but who knows what the biased media might have done with it to slant it an antiClinton way….
    “For now, Clinton’s black supporters are frustrated at what they perceive to be a lack of pressure on Obama’s congressional supporters to vote with their districts if their constituents backed Clinton. For example, Clinton won Massachusetts by about 15 percentage points, and superdelegates Gov. Deval Patrick and Sens. John Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy have all pledged their support for Obama at the convention..

    “Nobody is asking all of the delegates” to vote as their districts did, said Clinton ally Emanuel Cleaver II , D-Mo. “It’s just us.”

    He said he would consider changing his mind on the presidential race “when Sen. Kerry and Sen. Kennedy change their minds.”

    –Awesome!!!

  88. you know I see a difference today in Obama’s campaign…by taking on the president and talking to the European nations, he is trying to make himself look more like he is the president.

    Even CNN today said he was ‘ignoring clinton’ .

    Now how do we counteract this?

  89. yeah… what did bambi say abt repairing our image in the rest of the world? repair the damage that dubya’s done? and he goes off and starts pissing europe off????

    i was watching europeans and brits on charlie rose a few nights ago.. dont know who they were, but they were really really really smart and they were saying that america is extremely popular in europe, esp france. shocked the heck outta me, but they said it! now we get bambi telling ppl that they arent pulling their weight! he’s already doing a lotta good… first he pisses off the african leaders abt that photo… now they are demaning an apology or they want our troops out of their village. just great! such a pompous asshole! maybe he needs to start shipping his kool aid overseas????

  90. lol, rgb. Unless Nader is antiClinton–I’m not antiNader. I never have been. I’m one of Clinton’s far-left supporters. I think Gore actually won in 2000 but the result was tampered with/changed after-the-fact; I don’t think we’ve (so far) had an honest presidential election since Clinton.

    I don’t think Nader had much of an effect on 2000’s outcome, and I say this as someone who loved Gore. Past-tense being the operative tense because he won’t endorse Clinton now, which has sickened me. But Bush’s thugs put Bush in office—I think no matter what, they would have found some way.

    One warning: getting too chummy with right-wing rags, when Clinton’s up against McCain–anything her supporters say now to fight Obama could be used by the right-wing to attack Clinton simply because they’re both running as Dems. I’ve discussed this a lot on my blog and here too, and Clinton herself actually said a similar thing the next day! She said she wouldn’t discuss whether Obama was the most liberal senator because that was a Republican talking point. I had said the day before that it was a right-wing talking point that might harm Clinton socampaign read it from me here (hehe), blol, rgb. Unless Nader is antiClinton–I’m not antiNader. I never have been. I’m one of Clinton’s far-left supporters. I think Gore actually won in 2000 but the result was Tomorrow they’ll attack Clinton just as readily—they already have, for years, much worse than anything done to Obama so far.
    lol, rgb. Unless Nader is antiClinton–I’m not antiNader. I never have been. I’m one of Clinton’s far-left supporters. I think Gore actually won in 2000 but the result was tampered with/changed after-the-fact; I don’t think we’ve (so far) had an honest presidential election since Clinton.

    I don’t think Nader had much of an effect on 2000’s outcome, and I say this as someone who loved Gore. Past-tense being the operative tense because he won’t endorse Clinton now, which has sickened me. But Bush’s thugs put Bush in office—I think no matter what, they would have found some way.

    One warning: getting too chummy with right-wing rags, when Clinton’s up against McCain–anything her supporters say now to fight Obama could be used by the right-wing to attack Clinton simply because they’re both running as Dems. I’ve discussed this a lot on my blog and here too, and Clinton herself actually said a similar thing the next day! She said she wouldn’t discuss whether Obama was the most liberal senator because that was a Republican talking point. I had said the day before that it was a right-wing talking point that might harm Clinton someday, so her supporters shouldn’t use it, shouldn’t help turn liberal into a dirty word.

    Maybe her campaign read it from me here (hehe), but I think people shouldn’t argue the other side’s argument.

    uwimc.blogspot.com/2008/02/never-argue-other-sides-argument.html

    When that liberal word’s derided by her own side, that might come back to bite Clinton in the ass when McCain’s running against her. I don’t trust the republicans at all; I don’t care if they’re attacking Obama now. Tomorrow they’ll attack Clinton just as readily—they already have, for years, much worse than anything done to Obama so far.

    I don’t mean to tell anyone what to do—I’m just making a suggestion about being careful about what you (impersonal) say now and who you send support toward. I’ve always got my eye on the longer-term picture….

  91. Rove seems to think it is possible she will win both Texas and Ohio…I think he has better sense on the ground in Texas and BillO actually cut him off on one point he was trying to make.

    Too bad Karl Rove is Bush’s brain…he’d be extremely helpful in our camp. I had not heard him speak much till he came to Fox and he’s truely genious..even if he is a skunk.

  92. Bill Clinton said that in a speech meant to whip up enthusiasm among voters and campaign workers — you know — You guys are so important, she can’t do without you.

    And the media is turning it into some serious analytical statement, which of course it isn’t.

    As usual, they twist everything he says.

  93. Sounds like that the Obama camp read my post last night concerning Obama and European NATO allies. I guess we knew all along that they troll this site.

  94. Ooops–ignore my last post and read it here:

    lol, rgb. Unless Nader is antiClinton–I’m not antiNader. I never have been. I’m one of Clinton’s far-left supporters. I think Gore actually won in 2000 but the result was tampered with/changed after-the-fact; I don’t think we’ve (so far) had an honest presidential election since Clinton.

    I don’t think Nader had much of an effect on 2000’s outcome, and I say this as someone who loved Gore. Past-tense being the operative tense because he won’t endorse Clinton now, which has sickened me. But Bush’s thugs put Bush in office—I think no matter what, they would have found some way.

    One warning: getting too chummy with right-wing rags, when Clinton’s up against McCain–anything her supporters say now to fight Obama could be used by the right-wing to attack Clinton simply because they’re both running as Dems. I’ve discussed this a lot on my blog and here too, and Clinton herself actually said a similar thing the next day! She said she wouldn’t discuss whether Obama was the most liberal senator because that was a Republican talking point. I had said the day before that it was a right-wing talking point that might harm Clinton someday, so her supporters shouldn’t use it, shouldn’t help turn liberal into a dirty word.

    Maybe her campaign read it from me here (hehe), but I think people shouldn’t argue the other side’s argument.

    uwimc.blogspot.com/2008/02/never-argue-other-sides-argument.html

    When that liberal word’s derided by her own side, that might come back to bite Clinton in the ass when McCain’s running against her. I don’t trust the republicans at all; I don’t care if they’re attacking Obama now. Tomorrow they’ll attack Clinton just as readily—they already have, for years, much worse than anything done to Obama so far.

    I don’t mean to tell anyone what to do—I’m just making a suggestion about being careful about what you (impersonal) say now and who you send support toward. I’ve always got my eye on the longer-term picture….

  95. @dedfg: i think its a good thing… let them rip each other to pieces while she holds economic forums and does her poverty walk… it just shows who is really presidential… who is really doing something! he’s on the stump fighting w/bush and mccain and she’s out there securing her votes!

    bush and mccain schooled him on iraq and iran and meeting w/our enemies and the economy today! it was beautiful!

  96. I vow this, any woman candidate that is a superdelegate for BHO who received money from Emily’s List will be on my sh$$ list. I will actively campaign against you in your next election

  97. Okay, I’ve spent lots of time here in the past 24 hours, bending everyone’s ear, and I’m sorry if my many long posts have strained eyes. I must depart now.

    Keep up the fight–if necessary, all the way till summer!

  98. @debbie is there any way we can see who got money from emily’s list? i know they have candidates listed, but i would imagine they give funds to more than just who is on their website…. if we knew that, then it would be easy to compare that to the pledged SDs from the demconwatch site. i can comprise the list if you can tell me where to find out who emily’s list gave to…

  99. just got this email sent to me from huffpost:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-jong/politics-by-ordeal_b_87948.html

    Hillary vs. the Patriarchy

    By Erica Jong
    Monday, February 4, 2008; 12:00 AM

    “Look, the only people for Hillary Clinton are the Democratic establishment and white women,” said Bill Kristol yesterday on Fox News Sunday, one of the many “news” outlets to expose Kristol’s reliable sexism. “The Democratic establishment would be crazy to follow an establishment that led it to defeat year after year,” Kristol continued in his woolly, repetitive style. “White women are a problem, you know. We all live with that.”

    Bill Kristol has been much criticized for his war mongering, arrogance, poor writing and lack of fact checking. But at least the guy is honest. He considers women a problem — especially white women. And he feels confident enough as an alpha male to be open about it. “I shouldn’t have said that,” he demurred. But he can say anything he likes and still fall eternally upward. He’s a white man, lord of all he surveys — including Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    I, too, have been watching Hillary Clinton with admiration, love, hate, annoyance and empathy since she appeared on the national scene 16 years ago. (Can it be only16 years?) I’ve had a hard time making up my mind about her. Perhaps that’s because I identify with her so strongly.

    I’m hardly the only woman who sees my life mirrored in hers. She’s always worked twice as hard to get half as far as the men around her. She endured a demanding Republican father she could seldom please and a brilliant, straying husband who played around with bimbos. She was clearly his intellectual soul mate, but the women he chased were dumb and dumber.

    Nothing she did was ever enough to stop her detractors. Supporting a politician husband by being a successful lawyer, raising a terrific daughter, saving her marriage when the love of her life publicly humiliated her — these are things that would be considered enormously admirable in most politicians and public figures. But because she’s a white woman, she’s been pilloried for them.

    She’s had to endure nutcrackers made in her image, insults about the shape of her ankles and nasty cracks from mediocrities in the media like Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews and Kristol.

    When she decided to run for the Senate she was called a carpetbagger. When she won the hearts of her most conservative constituents by supporting their actual needs, the same poisonous pundits who said it couldn’t be done attacked her.

    Nor are poisonous women pundits any more kind. Maureen Dowd regularly gives her a drubbing. And “progressives” from Susan Brownmiller to Oprah Winfrey sport Obama buttons.

    I, too, was a bluestocking from a woman’s college, straight-A student, Phi Beta Kappa, who found my voice as a writer while exiled to the boonies with a husband who cheated. With every book I published, I saw more clearly how uneven was the playing field for women. We were let into the literary world on sufferance. Unless we wrote unreadable academic tracts that nobody bought, or mysteries or romances or something called “chick lit” (whatever that is), or biographies of Great Men, we were booed off the stage.

    I chanced to get famous for my work. Hillary got famous in the unspeakable role of “First Lady,” which Jackie Kennedy Onassis thought sounded like the name of racehorse. If she seemed uncomfortable in her skin, if she kept changing her hair, her image, her style, her way of speaking, how could we blame her? She was trying to be self-protective. Who wouldn’t be if constantly attacked by a beastly press?

    Little by little, she loosened up. She learned how to dress and speak and smile and relax on the podium. I’ve watched this whole process with immense admiration.

    Fame in America is unforgiving. And she had to grow comfortable in the spotlight — something very few people can do without having a nervous breakdown or drinking or popping pills.

    Hillary made it without self-destructing. She was a tower of strength to her husband, who seems to have little impulse control, and her daughter whom she obviously loves and whom she never exploited even in the worst of times.

    She cannot have enjoyed her husband’s playing around. She certainly never condoned it. But he was clever enough for her, he supported her dreams, and they both loved their smart and beautiful daughter.

    Besides, what does anyone know about anyone else’s marriage? As a novelist I understand that I can’t even invent the complexities most people live with, the compromises made, the deals negotiated and renegotiated. If it works, let’s say hallelujah, rather than pick and quibble. It took me three marriages to find my soul mate. Maybe Hillary was luckier.

    In the 1990s, when they became “Billary” as president, she gave her all. When the White House beckoned, she was true blue. When he took the hardest job in the world, she helped. And when he rewarded her by letting some tootsie do whatever it was they did in the Oval Office, she got really mad.

    But she was wise enough to know what it did and did not mean. She did what smart European and Asian women have done through the ages: She kept her marriage but changed her focus to her own ambitions.

    As a senator she has learned compromise and negotiation. She has gotten to know red America as well as blue. If she could win over the rednecks in upstate New York, she can win over any American. She knows this country is full of “security” moms as well as soccer moms. Since she is a woman, she has to show she’s ready to be commander in chief. Hence her “triangulation” on Iraq and her signing the absurd Lieberman-Kyl resolution, which calls on our government to use “military instruments” to “combat, contain and [stop]” Iran’s meddling in Iraq.

    By the time it came up she must have known the Cheney-Bush war profiteers would never embrace even partial peace. She had to win over her America and theirs.

    Who ever got elected in the United States without moving to the center? Not Ralph Nader the narcissist, nor Ross Perot the spoiler, nor certainly Adlai Stevenson the “egghead,” nor Ronnie Reagan the red-baiter from Hollywoodland. Dubya presented himself as a “compassionate conservative” and our dopey press bought it. They inflicted him on us because they thought Al Gore was a nerd. The right-wing media barons happily smeared the better man for no good reason. Noam Chomsky predicted all this 25 years ago, when he said that the concentration of the media would rob us of real news.

    It certainly has. We can read all we want about Britney, Paris, Heath, Tom Cruise, the Spice Girls and all their buds — dead or alive — but we can’t read about how many children have been maimed in Iraq, or their dead and legless or armless mothers and fathers who were shocked and awed. But we know it’s happening. And we feel the great weight of our complicity.

    You will point to Hillary’s complicity. You will quote crazy-like-a-fox Ann Coulter, who claims to be voting for her.

    You will also quote left-wing bloggers who love Barack Obama, and MoveOn.org peaceniks (I am one) who see no evil in him (nor do I). But I see little experience either. Obama is smart and attractive. Maybe he’ll be president someday.

    He was lucky enough not to be in the Senate when the Iraq war resolution was floated after then-Secretary of State Colin Powell lied about WMDs. That was the true tragedy of race: a black man lying for a corrupt white administration that was using him as a token, much as they use Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice now.

    Obama is also a token — of our incomplete progress toward an interracial society. I have nothing against him except his inexperience. Many black voters agree. They understand tokenism and condescension.

    I understand my hopeful friends who think an Obama button will change America. But I’m sticking with Hillary. I trust her because all her life, her pro bono work has been for mothers and children. And mothers and children — of all colors — are the most oppressed group in our country. I trust her to speak for our children and grandchildren — and for us. She always has.

    officejongleur@rcn.com

    Erica Jong’s 20th book is “Seducing The Demon.” She writes poems, novels and non-fiction and blogs for the Huffington Post.

  100. The whole “can’t touch this” thing with the whole Obama cult is out of control. Republicans are aptly worried that they will not be able to approach Obama from a real fight stance because everything becomes about “race”.

    Probably, his next song should be “cant touch this”, appropriate with “signed, sealed and delivered”

  101. Fran,

    I too am one of the furthur (I know how it’s supposed to be spelled, it’s an inside nod to 1965 SanFran) lefties supporting Hillary.

    I do take right-wing input with many grains of salf (usually a half a salt shaker is just about right).

    I’ve been Green party. Worked on environmental causes. Hated the Iraq war, although respected GHW Bush’s handling of Kuwait/Iraq in 1991.

    &&&
    So when Real Lefties like us find multiple and deep reasons for fighting Obama, you KNOW something must be wrong with that candidate.

    And when Real Lefties like us can fiind common ground with the centrists (and part of me is centrist, so it’s like I’m saying “Hi” to myself at a party) about a candidate, like HRC, you know she’s the Real Deal.

  102. this was just emailed to me from Huffpost:

    Hillary vs. the Patriarchy

    By Erica Jong
    Monday, February 4, 2008; 12:00 AM

    “Look, the only people for Hillary Clinton are the Democratic establishment and white women,” said Bill Kristol yesterday on Fox News Sunday, one of the many “news” outlets to expose Kristol’s reliable sexism. “The Democratic establishment would be crazy to follow an establishment that led it to defeat year after year,” Kristol continued in his woolly, repetitive style. “White women are a problem, you know. We all live with that.”

    Bill Kristol has been much criticized for his war mongering, arrogance, poor writing and lack of fact checking. But at least the guy is honest. He considers women a problem — especially white women. And he feels confident enough as an alpha male to be open about it. “I shouldn’t have said that,” he demurred. But he can say anything he likes and still fall eternally upward. He’s a white man, lord of all he surveys — including Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    I, too, have been watching Hillary Clinton with admiration, love, hate, annoyance and empathy since she appeared on the national scene 16 years ago. (Can it be only16 years?) I’ve had a hard time making up my mind about her. Perhaps that’s because I identify with her so strongly.

    I’m hardly the only woman who sees my life mirrored in hers. She’s always worked twice as hard to get half as far as the men around her. She endured a demanding Republican father she could seldom please and a brilliant, straying husband who played around with bimbos. She was clearly his intellectual soul mate, but the women he chased were dumb and dumber.

    Nothing she did was ever enough to stop her detractors. Supporting a politician husband by being a successful lawyer, raising a terrific daughter, saving her marriage when the love of her life publicly humiliated her — these are things that would be considered enormously admirable in most politicians and public figures. But because she’s a white woman, she’s been pilloried for them.

    She’s had to endure nutcrackers made in her image, insults about the shape of her ankles and nasty cracks from mediocrities in the media like Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews and Kristol.

    When she decided to run for the Senate she was called a carpetbagger. When she won the hearts of her most conservative constituents by supporting their actual needs, the same poisonous pundits who said it couldn’t be done attacked her.

    Nor are poisonous women pundits any more kind. Maureen Dowd regularly gives her a drubbing. And “progressives” from Susan Brownmiller to Oprah Winfrey sport Obama buttons.

    I, too, was a bluestocking from a woman’s college, straight-A student, Phi Beta Kappa, who found my voice as a writer while exiled to the boonies with a husband who cheated. With every book I published, I saw more clearly how uneven was the playing field for women. We were let into the literary world on sufferance. Unless we wrote unreadable academic tracts that nobody bought, or mysteries or romances or something called “chick lit” (whatever that is), or biographies of Great Men, we were booed off the stage.

    I chanced to get famous for my work. Hillary got famous in the unspeakable role of “First Lady,” which Jackie Kennedy Onassis thought sounded like the name of racehorse. If she seemed uncomfortable in her skin, if she kept changing her hair, her image, her style, her way of speaking, how could we blame her? She was trying to be self-protective. Who wouldn’t be if constantly attacked by a beastly press?

    Little by little, she loosened up. She learned how to dress and speak and smile and relax on the podium. I’ve watched this whole process with immense admiration.

    Fame in America is unforgiving. And she had to grow comfortable in the spotlight — something very few people can do without having a nervous breakdown or drinking or popping pills.

    Hillary made it without self-destructing. She was a tower of strength to her husband, who seems to have little impulse control, and her daughter whom she obviously loves and whom she never exploited even in the worst of times.

    She cannot have enjoyed her husband’s playing around. She certainly never condoned it. But he was clever enough for her, he supported her dreams, and they both loved their smart and beautiful daughter.

    Besides, what does anyone know about anyone else’s marriage? As a novelist I understand that I can’t even invent the complexities most people live with, the compromises made, the deals negotiated and renegotiated. If it works, let’s say hallelujah, rather than pick and quibble. It took me three marriages to find my soul mate. Maybe Hillary was luckier.

    In the 1990s, when they became “Billary” as president, she gave her all. When the White House beckoned, she was true blue. When he took the hardest job in the world, she helped. And when he rewarded her by letting some tootsie do whatever it was they did in the Oval Office, she got really mad.

    But she was wise enough to know what it did and did not mean. She did what smart European and Asian women have done through the ages: She kept her marriage but changed her focus to her own ambitions.

    As a senator she has learned compromise and negotiation. She has gotten to know red America as well as blue. If she could win over the rednecks in upstate New York, she can win over any American. She knows this country is full of “security” moms as well as soccer moms. Since she is a woman, she has to show she’s ready to be commander in chief. Hence her “triangulation” on Iraq and her signing the absurd Lieberman-Kyl resolution, which calls on our government to use “military instruments” to “combat, contain and [stop]” Iran’s meddling in Iraq.

    By the time it came up she must have known the Cheney-Bush war profiteers would never embrace even partial peace. She had to win over her America and theirs.

    Who ever got elected in the United States without moving to the center? Not Ralph Nader the narcissist, nor Ross Perot the spoiler, nor certainly Adlai Stevenson the “egghead,” nor Ronnie Reagan the red-baiter from Hollywoodland. Dubya presented himself as a “compassionate conservative” and our dopey press bought it. They inflicted him on us because they thought Al Gore was a nerd. The right-wing media barons happily smeared the better man for no good reason. Noam Chomsky predicted all this 25 years ago, when he said that the concentration of the media would rob us of real news.

    It certainly has. We can read all we want about Britney, Paris, Heath, Tom Cruise, the Spice Girls and all their buds — dead or alive — but we can’t read about how many children have been maimed in Iraq, or their dead and legless or armless mothers and fathers who were shocked and awed. But we know it’s happening. And we feel the great weight of our complicity.

    You will point to Hillary’s complicity. You will quote crazy-like-a-fox Ann Coulter, who claims to be voting for her.

    You will also quote left-wing bloggers who love Barack Obama, and MoveOn.org peaceniks (I am one) who see no evil in him (nor do I). But I see little experience either. Obama is smart and attractive. Maybe he’ll be president someday.

    He was lucky enough not to be in the Senate when the Iraq war resolution was floated after then-Secretary of State Colin Powell lied about WMDs. That was the true tragedy of race: a black man lying for a corrupt white administration that was using him as a token, much as they use Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice now.

    Obama is also a token — of our incomplete progress toward an interracial society. I have nothing against him except his inexperience. Many black voters agree. They understand tokenism and condescension.

    I understand my hopeful friends who think an Obama button will change America. But I’m sticking with Hillary. I trust her because all her life, her pro bono work has been for mothers and children. And mothers and children — of all colors — are the most oppressed group in our country. I trust her to speak for our children and grandchildren — and for us. She always has.

    officejongleur@rcn.com

    Erica Jong’s 20th book is “Seducing The Demon.” She writes poems, novels and non-fiction and blogs for the Huffington Post.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-jong/politics-by-ordeal_b_87948.html

  103. @fran… SHUT UP!!! ive been snowed in the last few days, so if anyone is posting a lot, its ME!!!! i apologize for my million posts!!! you always have great stuff to offer… i think you have a great point abt the right wingers…

  104. oh theres a great site that I use to look up not for profits

    it might have listings who got the money

    foundationcenter.org/findfunders/990finder/

  105. hey — we got to stand strong! we’re about 200,000 short of her goal, please forward to your familiy, friends, and co-workers to donate big for Hillary! She needs your support!

    The polls is good news! WIth Hillary campaigning hard in Texas this will help!

  106. Oreilly railing on Huffington Post now re: Nancy Reagan.

    Why not mention the hate she allows and spews toward Hillary.

  107. Suggestion to the campaign team:

    Full page newspaper ads throughout US this coming Monday:

    Picture of Obama, with following headline:

    Barack Obama
    Do you know him well enough to trust him with the Presidency?

  108. If it is possible for someone to choke on their own tongue, I wish Dick Morris would. Sick of this psycho constantly taking his beef with Bill out on Hillary

  109. folks the momentum for Hillary is threatning Fox…Hannity back to desperation to derail her. Gosh, it feels good to know they ain’t counting her out. If Fox News is worried enough to make HER the lead stories tonite..ENUF SAID. She’s gonna whoop ass on Tuesday. Any time she gets traction they all trot out to try to kill it.

  110. Coming up on Fox (Hannity and Colmes)…

    Story about bambi’s connection with hard-left radical with terrorist connections, and whether or not his denouncement of farrakhan went far enough.

  111. Suggestion to campaign team:

    Full page newspaper ads throughout US this coming Tuesday:

    Picture of Hillary with following headline:

    Hillary R. Clinton

    The only candidate that has been tested, and you can trust with the presidency

  112. For those who love classical music, take a break and listen to nationwide broadcast of the New York Phil concert recorded in North Korea the other night.

    Totally magnificent !! On now in the midwest, NPR.

  113. arbynew Says:
    February 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Clinton’s African-American Supporters Stand By Her
    By Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff
    ——————–

    On TM, a poster mentioned a guest on Matthews show tonight, Ohio state rep Eugene Miller and I went back to watch that segment with him. He was so sincere and moving and said how he can look at his two little daughters and tell them they can become presidents one day, if Hillary wins. He was very strong in supporting her, policy-wise and about symbolism as well. I was very moved (and to tears listening to him) — young guy. I hope he does well in life.

  114. Just a thought;
    Months ago Bush predicted HRC would be the Dem nominee. While he didn’t repeat that today, he did say the race isn’t over and also bashed Bambi about his Foreign policy stance. Bush and Texas – Rove and Texas – the polls rising . . . .
    whaddaya think?

  115. Just spent a couple of hours participating in the festivities over at Politico….and the BO supporters are as subdued as I have ever seen them. Keep up the work, everyone. It is having an impact.

  116. I unsubscribed from Huffpo too, so I couldn’t post but bravo on a great article Hillary. and wtg on all the good posts

  117. bambi internals are not good for Texas or Ohio. That is why they are subdued. Oh, I feel so sorry for them .. NOT. Have they got CrewCults yet to match bambis buzz?

  118. @pm: please take a look at my earlier post! http://www.hillaryis44.org/?p=515#comment-92403

    i had the exact emotions that you did… if you look at my post, i have his phone number and email address… please let him know how moved you were… i cant even tell you just how much i felt for him! i’m glad you felt the same way… that must mean that many other viewers were too.

    the obama guy just seemed like a puppet. i bet if they wouldve asked him s/thing that obama had done he wouldnt know…

  119. Ann, regarding your comment about discissuions on politico.com. Why are Obamabots subdued?

    I thought they’ve done nothing but dance all night, gloat, donate, blog, drive to the next state, intimidate the locals, party at the rave, and do it all over again.

  120. basil, my assumption based on watching Fox tonite. Their tone if most definitely different tonight. They see IMO a big Hillary surge .. they sent their missiles and ground troops out to try to fight it down. Typical Republican response…bomb, bomb, bomb

  121. I managed to sway an “undecided” to Hillary last week. I told him about BO’s supposed foreign policy credentials, including “having a grandmother that lives in a village with no running water or electricity.” (Apparently, this gives him “street cred” when he travels abroad to talk about poverty).

    The guy was shocked. He didn’t expect that BO, a rich man by most standards, would allow his grandmother to live in poverty — ESPECIALLY in Kenya, where American dollars still go far. The fact that he exploits his grandmother’s unnecessary poverty for “foreign policy credentials.”

    If he doesn’t have the decency to take care of grandma, why should we expect him to take care of America?

  122. I’ve decided to by another box of handkerchiefs because I’m gonna bawl my eyes out in joy when Hillary stands on stage in Denver and accepts the nomination to be our next prsident. I get choked up now just picturing it.

  123. Hi all – please someone give me feedback, I have an idea (or two):

    1. Because I believe in insurance (and a little intimidation:) I am thinking of registering a domain name to scare the crap out of the Obamabots: WriteinHillary.com

    See if they can spare 10% of the Democratic vote.

    a big p.s. to the Rev. Sharpton: picket the DNC – we will see you there. We can not let these thugs intimidate us. We’ll activate Emily’s List, AFSCME, the Teacher’s Union, the gays – I’ll take vacation and come from Arizona. WE CANT LET THESE THUGS INTIMIDATE US. F-them.

  124. Diva says;

    “make sure you read what is here abt the SDs (top right hand side of the page).”

    Where is the link? Now I’m intigued.

    Dot 0- who sent their troops down? BO or Fox? I’m not following. Who had the internal polls? Hannity? I wanna hear some dirt about the other side.

  125. There’s a headline “Clinton counts on women for comeback”. So where are they? Come on, ladies, it’s time. Come on TX/OH/RI women. We need you.

  126. Okay folks it is official: Senator Clare McCaskill really is stupid! She is introducing a bill in Congress to say that “natural-born citizen” would include anyone born to a citizen while that citizen was serving in the military. The last time I checked a bill passed by congress can not over-ride or amend any amendment to the US constitution. If she wants to offer an amendment to the constitution clarifying what the 14th meant then she will have to go through the constitutional process of having a 2/3 majority of both both houses pass it and then 2/3 of the states pass it within a 7 year period. Short of a constitutional convention there is no other way around what the 14th amendment says. oops I forgot she is an Obama support, maybe she thinks that magic wand can do anything… poof the 14th amendment is herby amended… Praise Obama…
    What were the people of Missouri thinking electing these idiot to the Senate?

    Democrat crafts bill intended to assure McCain’s citizenship

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/election2008/story/28994.html

  127. @rjk: i’m so confused… mccains citizenship is a non issue… everyone is laughing at the nyt… they are pretty transparent in their distaste for john SIDNEY mccain!

  128. WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE…

    1. Proportional Delegate Allocation:

    The Dems use the less clear cut proportional delegate allocation method (and jeesh, what a nightmare the distric-by-district fiasco that is turning out to be…), as compared to the Republican’s winner-take-all that helped McCain so much.

    So Obama’s 11 state (or wasn’t one or two a “territory”) winning streak would be that much more potent if it was winner-take-all. But it isn’t. Ergo, we continue to fight. And if it was winner-take-all, the 11 state streak would have been moot after SuperTuesday’s winner-take-all go the fuck home BO primaries.

    2. Super Delegates vs. Not-so-super Delegates:

    Obama wants cake and icing. He says Super delegates should feel free to jump to his side if they feel like. But not the other way for Hillary. He also feels that SDs should vote as the people in their district, when it works to his advantage. But shouldn’t Kerry, D. Patrick and Kennedy be coughing up their votes to Hillary under that line of thinking??

    3. Count every Vote. Listen to the Little People. You can make a difference.

    Except if you are from Florida. Or Michigan. Then you should shut the fuck up for the sake of the Democratic party. “Bad states. No supper for you”.

  129. rjk,

    that’s fine, as long as you dont openly use John McCains middle name in a low brow gutter politics manner to imply that he is some how too Australian to be President of the US. He is American, not Australian and indiscriminate use of his middle name to slander his record and distort his positions cannot be tolerated. What’s next? People will say not only is he Australian but perhaps he is an Aboriginal? And BTW, investigations are showing the rumored picture of him at the Sydney Opera House was photoshoped- likely by the BO campaign, although CNN and MSNBC both blame Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  130. divabunny,
    shame on you! HOw dare you question McCain’s patriotism in such a subtle underhanded manner. Well I certainly hope admin will apologize on your behalf.

  131. rgb44hrc ,

    I think they are subdued b/c HRC won the news cycle today…
    1. $35 M
    2. BO getting hit by GWB, McCain, etc.
    3. Rightwingers hitting him on Farrakhan (sp?), etc.
    4. New polls in TX

  132. divabunny

    I agree it is a non-issue, but read at the following link it is not really that cut and dry and has never been challenged. With the way the courts today tend to create law instead of interpruting it, who knows..

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born_citizen

  133. well lil ole Hillary stealing a news cycle shouldn’t worry them. They do, after all, have the second Jesus coming to save them all from themselves. If they are this flappable .. well get in line with the other skunks like Kerry, Kennedy and Lewis. Grow some spine this ride ain’t for the faint of heart. We’re in it to win, we’re in till the last dawg dies…

  134. I read Hillary’s blog at HuffPo and left a comment — there were a few negative comments that made me sad and ashamed.

  135. Canadian Embassy: Report On Obama And NAFTA Is False
    By Greg Sargent – February 28, 2008, 12:47PM
    Roy Norton, the minister of public affairs for the Canadian embassy, is flatly denying that any Obama campaign official spoke to the Canadian ambassador in recent days or told him that Obama’s anti-NAFTA stump speech is merely “campaign rhetoric.”

    “No, none,” Norton told me when I asked him if Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., had spoken to any Obama advisers recently. He added: “Neither before the Ohio debate nor since has any presidential campaign called Ambassador Wilson about NAFTA.”

    Norton did allow, however, that the embassy on the staff level had discussed multiple issues, including NAFTA, with the Obama and Hillary campaigns at various times, and had urged them to look at NAFTA in a positive light.

    “We’ve impressed upon them the fact that NAFTA has been good for all three countries,” Norton said. “They have made it clear that NAFTA is an issue of contention in the [U.S.], and that inevitably there would be discussion and debate surrounding NAFTA.”

    “They’ve heard us out on the issue of NAFTA and expressed understanding for our position. But the candidates and their campaigns have been very careful to refrain from making specific commitments,” Norton continued, reiterating that no such conversation like the one described in the Canadian TV report ever happened.

  136. Ann, if a single slow news day is putting a crinkle in Obamaniacs’ shorts, imagine how they’d feel if their candidate was subjected to:

    * 12 months of unending media bias, distortion, and slander
    * “the ref has money on the game” moderating at debates to prop up your candidate’s opponent at every turn

  137. Listen up folks…..

    don’t get lazy cuz Hillary got 35 mil in Feb so far…this campaign is far from over and will need your continued financial support. It’s ok if you can give $5.44 because every penny is gonna count in getting the message out. TV alone is the largest expense..
    and don’t think the guy with the tiny angels flying around his head will let up. If you can’t be on the ground, or can’t make calls, then give some money so the message can get on the airways!!

    luv ya

  138. my home state of maine lost 2 super delegates today, and it wasnt good news…..former senator george mitchell and former governor curtis lost their maine super delegate status due to residency requirement……mitchell currently lives in new york and curtis a resident of florida. curtis pledged his support for hillary.

    dnc will meet on saturday to reaasign them to their respective home states…

    so will hillary lose the vote from curtis due to florida not seating their delegates?? anyone know the answer to this??

    http://www.wgme.com/News/story_detail/story_detail_2.shtml?readmore

  139. Here are a few comments from supporters at http://www.hillaryclinton.com

    1.I’ve already voted for Hillary and will caucus on Tuesday (I’m in TX). I’ve also donated every dollar I can. I decided tonight that I’ll be donating $10 for every call I receive from Obama’s campaign. I’ve had two tonight already. I also just saw Obama’s appearance on Ellen today. She asked him about his plans for Day One if he wins the election and he said (this is a direct quote) “Well, uh, first of all, I think I’ll just go into the oval office and sit at the desk and say, wow, this is really cool.” No kidding! I thought I was going to pass out.

    Go Hillary! We’ll see you in Dallas and Fort Worth on Saturday!

    by NickTZ at 2/28/2008 8:17:52 PM

    2.Ellen’s next guest today was Jim Kramer (host of Mad Money). Ellen said “the most important thing, I think, we’re in this election year, who’s going to be the best candidate for the economy?” Jim immediately responded, “that’s actually, hands down, Hillary Clinton. It’s not even an issue. . . . The real issue here is housing. She’s the one who’s thought the most about it. She’s the most sophisticated. And if you want to know who has really thought through all these issues and is not trying to generate change for the sake of change, it would be Hillary. Absolutely.”

    Thanks, Jim Kramer! And thanks, Ellen!

    by NickTZ at 2/28/2008 8:39:18 PM

    3.I’m a young man who became disabled just after earning my Juris Doctorate at law school and never have got my law license, but I’m devoted to getting Hill elected as our next President and contribute everything I can spare each month out of my disability check, usually $100/month. You can help too with anything you can spare. Our country’s future is at stake.

    by kylawcat at 2/28/2008 8:46:51 PM

  140. Some news tidbits from posters at TM…no links for these or follow up given..perhaps someone here can confirm?

    “..heard on NPR that 89% of dems will support Hillary against McCain but only 71% will support Barack…The point being NPR specifically mentions that moderate dems that support Hillary are already saying in mass they would support McCain against BO.”

    “OT – I understand that the judge in the Rezko trial will allow the prosecutors to use BO name in open court.”

    “Heard that the Canada NAFTA story is not over-they have names..can’t really tell sources -but I believe they are quite reliable- We’ll have to see- this is actively being worked on- we have to hope-I can tell you it’s not the Clinton campaign.”

  141. “Heard that the Canada NAFTA story is not over-they have names..can’t really tell sources -but I believe they are quite reliable- We’ll have to see- this is actively being worked on- we have to hope-I can tell you it’s not the Clinton campaign.”

    Well, you know CTV’s credibility is at heart here so you bet this isn’t going to drop. That’s a pretty credible station…it isn’t fox.

  142. Space..I did

    I guess my message to meiyingsu was questioning her loyalty so she decided I had the power to make her change her mind.

    Folks if I can change your mind then we are gonna lose this big time and I’m a stalwart supporter of Hillary.

  143. Another comment from today:

    “I think Sen. Obama better stay focused on his campaign with Sen. Clinton.” –President Bush at Thursday’s press conference

  144. The New York Phil-North Korea concert being simucast on PBS…

    Wait for the third encore. It is a surprise present for the Korean People; one of their most beloved folk songs especially orchestrated for a huge symphony orchestra like the NY phil.

    Based on what I heard, no announcement was made as to what the piece would be…they just played it, and a whispering murmer went thru the audience like electricity..and a roar of applause at the conclusion.

  145. SPACEGIRL,

    if al sharpton wants to picket outside the dnc to have florida and michigan disenfrachised, WE CAN HAVE THOUSANDS OF LATINS WHO VOTED FOR HILLARY THERE TOO…
    AND I WILL TALK TO BUFFENBAERGER, WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE MACHINIST UNION, TO SEND HUNDREDS OF UNION PEOPLE TO PICKET FOR HILLARY TOO…

    ‘BUFFY’ HATES OBAMA AND WE CAN MOBILIZE ALOT OF UNION MEMBERS FOR THAT…

  146. In Memory of Harriett
    I’m the Joy in the box above, and I posted this in another blog, but it’s so appropriate to post again here…

    I just learned today that one of the precinct captains in our Iowa county died while waiting for a transplant. Harriet was in her 70s and one of Hillary’s most dedicated supporters. In spite of her deteriorating health, she often fed our field rep. (who happened to be visiting in her home the day of the hostage situation in one of Hillary’s NH offices), baked cookies to bring to a Hillary event at our home in late December and made sure she and her husband got out to caucus that first Thursday in January even though she had had dialysis earlier that day.

    I was always in awe of Harriett’s life perspective and her unflinching and stalwart belief in Hillary Clinton’s qualifications to lead our country-“She’s who we need as president” — Harriet had said, “Both Daryl (her husband) and I believe that. You just let me know what you need me to do.” The night she brought the cookies, I could tell she didn’t feel well. Her skin had a yellow tint and she was a bit quiet, but she was so full of life and hope for the future.

    I donated to the campaign today — and I did so in memory of Harriet, one of Sen. Clinton’s most ardent supporters and an incredible precinct captain. She did what we needed done that night.

    I pray that there are many others like Harriett–especially in Texas and Ohio right now–doing everything they can to help the candidate best able to help our country at this time in history: Sen. Hillary Clinton!”

    by Joy Winnebago County at 2/28/2008 7:54:29 PM

    http://www.hillaryclinton.com

  147. meiyingsu

    and friends,

    I am a blue fuzzy….
    I love Hillary and support her 1000%. I apologize if anything I say makes you turn your back on her. I’d rather be kicked off this site than to do that.
    I cut off a guy on the freeway today because I was being a brat..I’ve been known to be that on occasion. Like Hillary, I have many moods and show them.

  148. Debbie…meiyingsu has been an amazing resource for real important info, qucikly and without hesitation

    at least in my book, a very valuable person here

    i don;t know what happened between you two, but gosh….i would be real disappointed if we lost her/him ;-D

  149. OH AND NOT THAT WE WANT TO START A RACE WAR, BUT ITS A HELL OF A LOT OF LATINOS IN FLORIDA BEING DISSED HERE, AND SHARPTON SHOULD WATCH OUT, WHO HE’S TRYING TO DISSENFRANCHISE…

    WE CAN HAVE DELORES HUERTA AND CEASAR CHAVEZ JR, LEAD A MASS RALLY…

  150. Yes She Does!
    I have a Ph.D and direct a graduate program in a major university. The beauty of Hillary is that she appeals to and speaks to people of all ethnicities, genders, gender preferences, and walks of life. She touches the humanness that we all share regardless of vocation, wealth, or station in life. She is the great unifier! I for one just love hearing from everyone on this website–all of the great stories and the unwavering conviction. We are America!

    by artheals at 2/28/2008 9:15:55 PM

    http://www.hillaryclinton.com

  151. Why Hillary?
    I just retired from Active Duty (Army). I fought in three Wars which were started by one Bush or another! My son is on his way back for a second helping of Republican diplomacy in Iraq. As a retired Soldier, it is still my duty to do whatever I can to defend my country. To keep our troops in Iraq is a terrible idea but to JANK them out like Obama is suggesting would be worse! I gave 21 years I don’t want to give a son. That’s why I’m using part of my retirement pay to support Hillary!

    by Lostfigs at 2/28/2008 8:42:52 PM

    http://www.hillaryclinton.com

  152. Jim Cramer, you da man. He could be yelling, “Why are you investing over your head in Obama Fantasy Corp.? It’s completely overvalued, and is due for a course correction. But I like what I see in HillCorp. Very solid, lot of upside potential.”

  153. Apparently, SpaceGirl, you are too valuable to spend time cooking. We’ll have to set you up on a food delivery plan for the next eight months. What kind of food do you like?

  154. there will be no bitching! c’mon peeps! tensions are high, we’re all stressed out, but today has been a great day!

    hillary has raised 35mill… that means we are far from out of this thing!

    obama is too busy spending time fighting w/mccain and bush, while hillary is out there holding economic forums and getting the votes and the support that she needs to win on tuesday!

    the media is even starting to see through the BS!

    now buckle up peeps and email those SDs that are sticking with us and thank them!

  155. Hey Hillary is 44! I arrived in Austin a few hours ago, from Boston. Wow, what a busy place this is .. a lot happening all around me. I came into town and went right to Headquarters, and there were many people phone banking and it was like a small city, there is a lot of smiles a lot of hard working people and plenty of inspiration and yes hope 😉 I’m loaded up with signs, stickers, pins and super cool shirt that says Team Hillary!

    Last day of early voting in Texas is tomorrow so I will be up at 7 am for visibility and then, right after, Hillary is in Waco and I will be heading over there, then in the evening a GLBT event at local club, Rain.

    Slight issue with housing and not having a place to stay but I will figure it out .. it’s all for our girl and she deserves this so much and this is the most important election of our lifetime. Feels great to be here, glad I came. Interestingly the caucus seems intimidating to a few .. I’m attending a training session tomorrow.

  156. Sophisticatedcaveman: Our props go out to you for your effort to travel and work so hard.

    Can’t someone help him find a place to stay.

    “Hey, I just stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, and I suddenly figured out the fourteen things we need to do to take down Obama”.

  157. I just posted some positive comments that I came upon, when I was looking around the Hillary site.

    Hillary would understand the tenseness, after all, she is a politician, but she would want everyone to hang together and work towards achieving our common goal-Get Hillary elected! Let’s not divide. That only helps the enemy.

  158. Excuse me, but what the hell has happened here?

    All I did was go to a beautiful concert for a couple of hours…come back and someone I don’t know is saying if one doesn’t have the balls or tits to put up with crap, s/he shouldn’t stay here? Time again to talk about just skipping over shit. Shun them, ignore them, do not acknowledge their existence.

    And you all know I don’t use this kind of language so I feel this is serious crap.

    Get a grip boys and girls! Or go take lessons from Hillary.

    Meiyingsu, get your self back on here, now.

    And to the folks who are playing war games, pick up your balls and get off of here.

  159. emjay, I presume you are speaking about “my” exchange with Meiyingsu,

    it was purely a misundersanding and really I’m a bit surprised by the OVER REACTION from all of you. I agree with the sentement that this needs to DROP and lets move on to getting Hillary elected

  160. Wish Hannity didn’t hate Hillary so bad, because I could probably half-like the guy. Tonight he interviewed the Nutty Professor and Michael Steele about Obama/Wright/ Farrakhan connections and Obama’s friendship with former bomber from ’70’s. Nutty professor, as expected defended Obama to the hilt – and even Republican Steele hedged and stopped short of blasting Obama’s association with Nation of Islam, etc. Michael Steele the Republican practically defended Obama, I think because he didn’t want to alienate Blacks in his own backyard. Selling out all the way around. You can’t have it both ways with talking about inclusion while tolerating racism and hatred with the Farrakhans of the world. Pardon me, but where are all the truly God-fearing Missionary Baptist AA who, in the vein of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., have a huge problem with Obama’s association with Farrakhan – a known racist who hates gentiles and Jews, and Wright – Obama’s pastor who honored Farakkhan with his church’s top award? Hannity made many valid points, least of which was the toleration of AA for blatant racism/hatred for Gentiles and Jews! He said what if my pastor praised Dvid Duke? What would you think of me? They both ran as far as they could from that question. DOUBLE STANDARD!!! C/mon people – this has all the makings of an all-out race war! Since when did AA become so afraid of the likes of radicals like Farrakhan that they won’t speak out against this, and if fact endorse through default? If this keeps up, Obama will not get one single vote from Hillary supporters because of the toleration by large numbers of AA for legitimizing the likes of Nation of Islam’s leader and the terrorizing of decent people like Rep. John Lewis. AA should all be up in arms about Obama’s links to Farrakhan and belonging to a church that glorifies this. Does Oprah have to do the thinking for everybody? Maya Angelou certainly has a mind of her own, thank God. Where are the rest of the Sheila Jackson-Lees? The Maxine Waters? The Whoopie Goldbergs? The Black men of color and character? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck – IT’S A DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! Obama is a damn duck people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Thanks for much for the support! You guys are terrific. Well I just wanted you to know you are not alone and wherever you are in the country (or out of the country) that there are tons of people here who know your heart and want this as much as you do and they are really doing everything they can, I was so literally in awe at how hard people are working here .. and how bright and talented her team is here, how massive, personable, approachable and friendly the Team Hillary is here in Texas, I already made some many cool new friends. It’s an intimidating amount of work, but my mind likes to be engrossed in a challenge and the “how can I approach this problem and overcome it” part of my brain is enjoying all the little tactical issues that come with a campaign as rigorous as this one is ..

    I have been talking up Hillary is 44 with all the campaigners here, you guys are inspiring to me, so Thanks. We’ll see on the housing issue, think it will be okay .. I’ll keep updating .. Thanks so much, Troy.

  162. wow from me too sophsicatedcaveman.boston pounce on them obots.lol..make sure you tell all about his lies…
    hillary would be proud for all of you helping her out,from this site…and admin too. mee too.

  163. Caveman: I am jealous, but happy to know, that Hillary’s team is talented and working hard to get her elected. I wish I could be in Texas, but I have donated the maximum, done some blogging, and have been making phone calls. Have fun!

  164. Someone mentioned earlier about Obama supporters online being subdued…my co-worker, a 53 year old male who is a rabid Obama supporter, was in full worry mode today. He kept checking the news online and I heard him tell his student teacher that he “hoped” Obama would be the nominee and be elected. This coming from a man who each day has been relentlessly gloating and gleeful about his choosen one. Something must be going on….he hasn’t been this way since October…

  165. i posted this earlier, but want to make sure you guys see this…

    **** GOOD NEWS ****

    Nice internals. Clinton is winning the white vote 53/39 according to this. Also says there is no gender gap, but there IS an age gap. Also says she is winning with republicans, losing with indys. Yet the voting ratios of the African-American and Latino vote look exactly as we would expect. Either this poll is wacky, or there may be a shifting taking place. Very interesting.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/docs/InsiderAdvantage_MajorityOpinionTXDemPrimaryPoll-2-28-2008.html

  166. Has any reporter had the (guts) to ask Bambi if he has been deposed/questioned in the Rezko case?

    Whatever Happend to Edward R. Murrow?

  167. Hillary had some taped bits on David Letterman tonight (funny!). One was a joke about how you can go to her website http://www.hillaryclinton.com to get a snickerdoodle recipe. You guessed it! Right on the front page they now have a snickerdoodle recipe. Heeeee… check it out!

  168. From a posting on politico…

    “Within three months, the Obama phenomenon is going to be reminiscent of the tech bubble. The American people are going to realize that there is no “there” there, and the Barack-0-Bubble will begin deflating.”

    I love it “Barack-O-Bubble”

  169. re: the obamaites…i think the new poll numbers and the fact that the media is actually starting to question the messiah probably has them in a funk… they arent used to it… all theyve done is “come from behind”, raise oodles of money, have the media kiss his ass and give him passes on every one of his lies for so long that even a taste of reality has them in a haze.

    while we have watched everything abt our candidate poked prodded and picked at for so long… jeez! when any media person says anything that is even neutral, i’m ready to jump out of my skin. “fairness??? they’re being fair to her on this issue???” its like OMG???

  170. AmericanGal

    Just imagine what he will be like next Wednesday, you might have to bring him in a cupcake to cheer him up. Just make sure it has a Hillary is 44 flag on it.

  171. Ok…I admit it….I am a closet capitalist….

    Good article from WSJ..

    Obama’s Fate in Texas
    Hinges on Volunteers
    Paid Staff Arrived
    Only Weeks Ago;
    Mr. Davis’s Push
    By CHRISTOPHER COOPER
    February 29, 2008; Page A1

    AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Barack Obama’s pivotal victories last month in Iowa and South Carolina over Sen. Hillary Clinton were engineered by professional staffers who worked those states for nearly a year. In Texas, the story has been a lot different.

    His organization in the Lone Star State, which holds its potentially decisive presidential primary on Tuesday, has been “more like a baling wire and duct tape thing,” says Mitch Stewart, who is running the campaign here. Mr. Stewart and the first dozen paid Obama staffers touched down in this capital city less than three weeks ago.

  172. diva, that’s for sure whats going on with my colleague. Of course, he thinks racism and plotting by Hillary are behind all of current troubles for Obama but even he has to be getting some kind of inkling that his messiah is not perfect.

    This dry spell of weeks without primaries for Hillary has been hard on all of us but in the long run it may have been a blessing. People have time to stop and take a look at Obama. Perhaps we are finally seeing that not everyone is liking what they see…

  173. hell have monday blues… rezko too…hope it gets in the news…

    the headline “Obama friend slumlord TOny RezkO..jury selcetion starts today!!! the triple O’ s
    the cash.. hahah

  174. You know, I find it admirable that Hillary pledged to make Poverty a central issue of her campaign, and today began readily addressing it.

    When will Obama uphold his pledge?

  175. Show her the Cramer video about the economy. Tell her Hillary plans a foreign policy focused on women’s rights and that she has a natural credibility on that issue and has been speaking out about women’s rights in the international community since 1995.

  176. BambiBits get tires of POLICY, “he makes me feel good” for “Change”

    yea, well…i get that you like feeling good, but change how?

    :::::blank stare:::::

  177. @joe: who knows? maybe they were singling out the AA demographic???

    here are the polls… we range from being up by 4-10 depending on the four polls that were taken from 02.23 which are the most recent.

    http://www.pollster.com/08-OH-Dem-Pres-Primary.php

    i posted some data for texas earlier and we are looking great.

    ya know… i hope they do keep showing us down… maybe then our voters will make sure they get their a**es out to vote tuesday… no matter what!

  178. Obama has written a letter to the GLBT community. Many are taking offense to part of what he wrote, mainly this passage where it talks about listening to “other voices” (we need to listen to gay bigots??)

    ‘Just as important, I have been listening to what all Americans have to say. I will never compromise
    on my commitment to equal rights for all LGBT Americans. But neither will I close my ears to
    the voices of those who still need to be convinced. That is the work we must do to move forward
    together. It is difficult. It is challenging. And it is necessary.”

    my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/alexokrent/gGggJS

  179. @joe… no worries. the latest polls (all four of them) have us ranging from being up by 4-10.

    i posted texas poll info above… we’re looking good there too… check out the link up there.

    as far as them reporting us being down… honestly i dont care. in my mind it just makes our supporters know that they have to get their as*es out there and work and vote for her!!!

  180. Spacegirl,

    Yeh, I was aware of Zogby, as well of his track record.

    I would think Nightline would be relying on an ABC or ABC/Wash Post poll.

  181. damn… sorry, forgot the link for the polls:

    ohio: http://www.pollster.com/08-OH-Dem-Pres-Primary.php

    here’s my post from earlier abt texas:

    **** GOOD NEWS ****

    Nice internals. Clinton is winning the white vote 53/39 according to this. Also says there is no gender gap, but there IS an age gap. Also says she is winning with republicans, losing with indys. Yet the voting ratios of the African-American and Latino vote look exactly as we would expect. Either this poll is wacky, or there may be a shifting taking place. Very interesting.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/docs/InsiderAdvantage_MajorityOpinionTXDemPrimaryPoll-2-28-2008.html

  182. :I will never compromise
    on my commitment :

    just what IS that commitment?

    I dont need to ask. Its not very popular in the AA community.

    hurrumph

  183. Joe, that was my other snippy remark for th enight. but if I converted ONE Obamabot, it could be that I converted a thousand! LOL!

    night

  184. Americangirl,

    Thanks for posting that ‘letter.’

    So, apparently he needs to listen to bigots – in order to appease them – before fully supporting equal rights? Sorry, but that f’ing disgusts me. Especially after going through the 2004 election season.

  185. Spacegirl, Idunn

    No Sweden or Norway for me. I’ll be off to Western Samoa, with American Samoa just a boat ride away. You can come to the Pacific to visit.

    Or maybe we could do an Old ladie’s Peace Corps tour in the Pacific…like Tuvalu.

  186. DivaBun

    will do your bidding re Miller tomorrow…I promise.

    Have lived lots of places…where in particular were you asking about?

  187. mj : that poll was mentioned on ac360 this evening….so it must have been the latest. In texas they had Obama at 49 Clinton at 46 and 8 ?undecided

  188. I’ve been visiting this site regularly for the past few weeks, but this is my first post. I just want to say hello and give my support to those who are working so hard on Hillary’s campaign. As you can see from my screen name, I live in Michigan so my vote doesn’t count (yet).

    I think Al Sharpton has a lot of nerve to protest the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegates. Nobody forced Obama to take his name off the ballot in Michigan. He made that choice himself. In doing so, he convinced me that he’s just a party hack whose fancy speeches about change are nothing but fancy speeches about change.

    As for Florida, Obama’s name was on the ballot and Hillary won that primary fair and square.

  189. Clinton will attend funeral for Dallas police officer

    HOUSTON (CNN) — Hillary Clinton will attend funeral services on Friday morning for the Dallas police officer who was killed last week while escorting the Democratic presidential candidate’s motorcade.

    Clinton will attend the funeral, to be held at 11 a.m. in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, at the request of the officer’s mother.

    According to the campaign, a Clinton supporter in Texas had been in touch with the local police officer’s union, which had been communicating with the officer’s mother, who requested Clinton’s presence at the memorial.

    Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada was killed last Friday after crashing into a barrier along Clinton’s motorcade as it traveled through Dallas.

  190. Americangal

    I sent it to Hillary tips with my thoughts. Hope they pick up on it, but I don’t see it as a campaign issue in Ohio, Texas etc.

    If her campaign thinks it will mobilize GLBT community I’m sure it will be used against BHO

  191. 21 is my favorite and I think 11 was framed (by chance) really neat (with the peace sign, Hillary, and Sheila Jackson Lee). I’m not sure how tall she is, but she’s so personable and was willing to shake everyone and anyone’s hand who was there. She shook mine and told me thank you. I told her, no . . . thank you!

  192. Take a look at these non-presidential campaign ads . . . they are for a U.S. Senate seat in Oregon.

    news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/candidate-makes-fun-of-own disability/20080228163409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

  193. @law: yep 11 is cool too… i didnt pick up on the peace sign at first, but youre right…it really says a lot. ewww! i am so jealous… i pray she comes to north carolina!!!

  194. h t t p : / / http://www.correntewire.com/count_whose_vote_2_independents_vs_moderates
    Paul_Lukasiak FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY SUPERDELEGATES
    The general election is far more like Super Tuesday than the long primary campaign—it’s a single day event, where every state is winner take all, and candidates devote their resources to ensuring victory in competitive (not just swing) states, while paying little attention to non-competitive states. On Super Tuesday, the Clinton campaign showed that it knew what it takes to win a general election by outperforming Obama in competitive states by appealing to the moderate voters who make up the nearly 40% of voters in a general election. So far, while the Obama campaign has demonstrated a mastery of primary campaign strategy, it has yet to show that it knows what to do to win in November.

  195. Black backers steadfast for Clinton

    By: Josephine Hearn
    Feb 28, 2008 06:38 PM EST
    Updated: February 28, 2008 10:41 PM EST

    African-American superdelegates said Thursday that they’ll stand up against threats, intimidation and “Uncle Tom” smears rather than switch their support from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8762.html

    LET US SHOW OUR LOVE AND APPRECIATION TO THESE AA SUPER DELEGATES SUPPORTING HILLARY!

  196. debbie; I met Sheila Jackson Lee and she is shorter than me and I’m 5′4″

    Hey, 5’4″ is tall!! I am only 5 ft! LOL!

  197. admin: could you highlight this story on the front page and ask people to call these SDs and express their appreciation. It takes a lot of courage for them to stand-up and be counted.

  198. Color of change and moveon.org, both have grassroots campaigns going on the pressure SDs to vote, according to the voters of their districts. Not really fair, since the white delegates are not being pressured. Maybe, I should start pressuring George Miller, congressman for my county, who is for Obama, but our country went for Clinton. Interesting isn’t it? Any pressure on Kerry or Kennedy? I doubt it. Another double standard.

  199. this is funny

    on the BHO site.. the 1,000,000 Americans for BHO group only has 5300 members hahahaha

    some support!!

  200. CTV NAMES SENIOR OBAMA ADVISOR AUSTIN GOOLSBEE of the University of Chicago.

    The Obama campaign told CTV late Thursday night that no message was passed to the Canadian government that suggests that Obama does not mean what he says about opting out of NAFTA if it is not renegotiated.

    However, the Obama camp did not respond to repeated questions from CTV on reports that a conversation on this matter was held between Obama’s senior economic adviser — Austan Goolsbee — and the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago.

    Earlier Thursday, the Obama campaign insisted that no conversations have taken place with any of its senior ranks and representatives of the Canadian government on the NAFTA issue. On Thursday night, CTV spoke with Goolsbee, but he refused to say whether he had such a conversation with the Canadian government office in Chicago. He also said he has been told to direct any question to the campaign headquarters.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080228/turkey_Gates_080228/20080229?hub=TopStories

  201. I went to Color of Change’s website and filled in the comment section with a letter about how absurd and sexist that whole thing is. It makes me uncomfortable, as if it is a veiled attempt at racial preference. There is no women’s group pressuring Kennedy and Kerry to pledge as their constituents voted. There was a big block of women voting for Hillary in Mass. I just don’t get the hypocrisy and what is driving this insanity. It is as if the country has lost its collective mind. I think it can’t get any worse for Hillary with the msm coverage and every day tops the previous day in how disrespectful, petty, obtuse, and blind the members of the media are in their coverage of Senator Clinton.
    I don’t know how she goes on. She is my inspiration. When I am being self-involved, I think of Hillary, and I feel better.

  202. I just emailed to Pelosi at h t t p : / /www.speaker.gov/contact

    If HIllary doesn’t get the nomination we’ll either vote for McCain or stay home — or write her in.

    There’s been too much backstabbing and dirty tricks against Hillary: Brazile on FL/MI, Ted Kennedy, your choice of Sebilius, your Obama talking points — and Obama’s empty red state delegtes and bullying at the caucuses.

    At some point we need to do something that will send a message to the DNC not to treat a qualified woman this way. As a competent woman you should realize what’s happening: the incompetent young man getting promoted above her.

    Flora

    h t t p : / / http://www.correntewire.com/count_whose_vote_2_independents_vs_moderates
    Paul_Lukasiak FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY SUPERDELEGATES
    The general election is far more like Super Tuesday than the long primary campaign—it’s a single day event, where every state is winner take all, and candidates devote their resources to ensuring victory in competitive (not just swing) states, while paying little attention to non-competitive states. On Super Tuesday, the Clinton campaign showed that it knew what it takes to win a general election by outperforming Obama in competitive states by appealing to the moderate voters who make up the nearly 40% of voters in a general election. So far, while the Obama campaign has demonstrated a mastery of primary campaign strategy, it has yet to show that it knows what to do to win in November.

  203. TPS

    so his senior economic advisor is a low level volunteer peon?

    Well, he will be by the Sunday news roundtables.

    HA!

  204. When I received the e-mails from MoveOn.org and Color of Change, I really felt offended that they were circulating petitions to have SDs vote as their constituents did. It seemed so sexist and racist. White SDs, like Kerry and Kennedy are not being pressured. I am going to write to my congressman, George Miller in CA, and ask him to change his vote for Obama to Clinton, since the majority of his constituents voted for Senator Clinton. That will probably go over like a lead balloon.

  205. divabunny, great minds think alike, LOL.

    Emjay, we have to post this latest story from CTV everywhere just like we did this morning. This story has legs in Ohio and everywhere. It goes to Obama’s character of saying one thing doing another thing. It goes to his truthfullness.

    CTV is a serious news organization. They wouldn’t put things on their national news if they don’t have multiple sources. Obama made a BIG mistake taking them on. Now, they have done stories two days in a row. Let us see how Obama responds to this tomorrow. The story has legs.

  206. this was also in the article:

    “The CTV exclusive also reported that sources said the Clinton campaign has made indirect contact with the Canadian government, trying to reassure Ottawa of their support despite Clinton’s words. The Clinton camp denied the claim. The story caught the attention of Republican front-runner John McCain on Thursday.”

  207. birdgal: Clinton campaign strongly denied it and gave the Canadian government blanket immunity to name the person who is supposed to have contacted them. Will Obama do the same?

  208. @emjay& tps: barry’s economic advisor is no “low level peon”… i wiki’d him and imo, i dont know how you could be any smarter than this guy… two degrees from yale, phd from mit… sheez… the list goes on and on and on… now i am even more certain that this is the guy that called canada… he would be able to discuss the economic factors in full detail and notice… this guy is based in chicago and has been w/barry for a very long time.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austan_Goolsbee

  209. divabunny, and Austan Goolsbee is a freetrader. Not that there is anything wrong with that. This is to do with Obama not Austan Goolsbee.

  210. hi hillfans, the $35 million raised was a big deal thru out the day on the news. it showed hillary has grassroots also and she will have plenty to compete.

  211. Thanks for the feed back– I’m gonna try to get it out. Maybe this will help “brand: him as “Talking too much” 🙂

  212. I love you all. I am really drunk on martinis and just got home and can I just say, someone stole mmy coat and mp3 player and keys and earmuffs and gloves (all in the coat)….GO HRC!

  213. Diva
    I was making fun of gooslby, because I heard or read someone, probably a pundit, making excuses again for BO, with words like ‘it was probably just some campaign volunteer..’

    I know he’s smart…misguided, but smart.

    But if he did talk with the Counsulate, he will sure as god made little green apples, be a lower level staffer than he was on Monday.

  214. the RNC holds their party to a higher standard of focusing on the issues, albeit self serving. while this article favors BHO it shows a good stand by the RNC leadership to call out when things aren’t fair

    not the best example but beats what the dnc has done to ask for fairness in media

    cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/28/tennessee.gop/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

  215. @emjay 4:57: oh… i havent ever heard of him, so i was kind of wondering abt it myself….sorry. i didnt get the joke… i was tired… sleep deprived…

  216. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMpbpov-HcA&e

    i know that was posted, but LOOK AT WHAT WE MANAGED TO GET DONE YESTERDAY!

    GOOD MORNING

    Everyone did such a GREAT JOB!

    WE have an uphill battle to combat the Obama netroots and grassroots armies, but remember, the little band of American Revolutionaries beat the might British Army!

    CONGRATS!

  217. And it all started here:

    # meiyingsu Says:
    February 28th, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Just words? Barack lies to Ohio about NAFTA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LtbLEKHsi0

    at 7:44 in the morning, WONDERFUL meiyingsu posted this clip. I sent it to Gov. Stricklans of Ohio and the campaign, IDunn took up the charge when I went to work, and you guys ROCKED. By the endo of the day, Bambi was lying, McCain was asking questions, and Hillary was above it all, inviting scrutiny! And CTV STILL stands by their story, AS DOES a high Canadian official!

    I AM tickled PINK!

  218. And I agree with this, posted early this morning:

    # TPS Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 2:06 am

    divabunny, great minds think alike, LOL.

    Emjay, we have to post this latest story from CTV everywhere just like we did this morning. This story has legs in Ohio and everywhere. It goes to Obama’s character of saying one thing doing another thing. It goes to his truthfullness.

    CTV is a serious news organization. They wouldn’t put things on their national news if they don’t have multiple sources. Obama made a BIG mistake taking them on. Now, they have done stories two days in a row. Let us see how Obama responds to this tomorrow. The story has legs.

  219. ww.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_home_from_ars_thankyou_sitenav

    please remember the Pet Rescue Site today folks.

  220. You’ll probably hear today that Orca will be out in full force very soon.

    Pelosi gently reminding that come November the candidate who is able to keep the stable dem base is who we need. I take it this is good for Hillary.

  221. Well, that 300 women will be good for Hillary. After hearing the schemaman plans they can honestly walk away and go vote for Hillarr, with a clear conscience.

    FlimFlam man ain’t winning this election.

    Media knows a shoe is getting ready to hit the Obama camp…I sense it in how they are framing a lot of stuff now. They are slowly trying to untwist themselves out of the the knot they tied with Obama … when the shit hits the fan they want to say…well, we tried to tell people. Chris Smarmy Matthews is the first one I hope gets trampled in the masses leaving the scheming flimflam man.

    Something is up, the media is very nervous. I noticed Hannity going after Hillary again last night…if they know that Hillary is already “out”…why continue to bash her. The tide turned in a matter of day..

    Something is getting ready to drop in ObamaCountry. Take it to the bank. I’ve watched enough media this year to be able to get a feel….just have a hunch peeps

  222. Diva thanks for the link…i heard about that very early yesterday morning, but never saw it again

    And Meiyingsu!

    XOXOXOX

    also, I sent the new CTV story just now to the Campaign. I again tried to send to Strickland’s office but it didn’t work. Maybe some one else can try. And maybe his Admin assistant if for Obama! LOL and has me blocked.

  223. In Candy HEart Obama Crowley’s piece last night, CNN tried to quash this story. SHAME ON YOU Candy Crowley! LOL

    I have to work again today but will put all those links for media together over the weekend. I am also scheduled to call again on Sunday

  224. @spacegirl: idunn and i sent to EVERYONE yesterday… nat’l media, ohio tv, ohio online papers, ohio blogs… i’m checking on who i sent it to in ohio right now to see if it was covered… several only covered the fact that obama denied it, so i am sending them a “you have a responsibility to tell the whole story” email.

    @dot: i couldnt agree more re:the media… something is up. did you see tweety on morning joe today? he has def shifted…didnt he say s/thing to the effect of “if she only wins ohio, she should stay in. something could come out abt obama…” i know thats paraphrasing, but i just know that i was suprised…i missed hannity last night.

    i have to say… let em keep piling on. make us the underdog. let mccain and bush go after bambi… we do better when we’re the underdog… this will allpw the media to start vetting him.

  225. cant believe clyburn is on msnbc denying that any AAs are be threatened with their seats for not supporting obama. you know he knows what is really going on! joe cited the politico story. clyburn saying that lewis switched bc “he knew it was the right thing to do.” give me a break!

  226. Tweetybird shifting too? Olalala. Something like Tony Rezco maybe or something even worse is going to hit the fan.

    Tweety singing a different tune .. has hell frozen over too?

  227. @dot: i dont know… its early in the day… he was actually being fair to hillary…by the time hardball starts though, his crazy pills might kick in and it could be a whole diff story!

    what do you think we should do abt the SDs? i already emailed the uncommitted govs and sens this week. the only person i got a response from that wasnt automated was the tn state rep Phil Bredesen. should we contact those that have stuck with us and thank them or should we leave em alone?

    also, did you see this? http://www.hillaryis44.org/?p=516#comment-92971
    if you get a chance will you email him?

    p/s who is orca????

  228. Is the change in attitude because (in their minds) they think Obama has won it so they are now free to go back to being balanced for the national campaign? or are all of you sensing something else?

  229. Diva .. I called yesterday.

    Bredesen is my governor and Yes, he is the only one to reply to me as well. I like how he framed his letter. Tennessee is Hillary country,

    I personally feel it is our right to let the superdelegates know what we as individual voters think.

    MoveOn is actively working to change their minds…we can be our own Moveon.

    I have yet to find a list though with phone numbers and emails of the individual superdelegates. I’ve been cherry picking..mostly those backstabbers.

  230. @americangal: honestly, i dont think they were ever “fair” to hillary, but i think you have a point… its probably a bit of both…1) they know abt the rezco stuff and probably more in bambi’s past than we even know. w/the trial starting, they probably know they cant hold back much longer and 2) its a long time til november… if hrc is out, then their role in the election is hugely minimized… there is no horserace for them to report on… boring. they should want to keep hillary in this, if only for selfish reasons.

  231. Another thought…the networks must have exit polls from the early voting in Texas. That could be affecting coverage a little.

    Also, isn’t there a major story coming out today in the NYT or something about Obama’s shifting opinions on the Iraq war vote?

  232. Hmmm — sounds like a “confirm” to me:

    “ABC News’ Jennifer Parker spoke to Goolsbee, a University of Chicago economics professor, Thursday who would not confirm or deny that he had a conversation with Georges Rioux, the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago. Rioux, in meetings this week in Ottawa, would also neither confirm nor deny any conversation took place. Both men did say that they know each other.”

    (from meiyingsu’s abc blog story)

  233. @dot: sorry.. i couldnt remember if you were here when we were talking abt rep miller. 😉 thats awesome that ppl are letting him know how we feel. i also saw on another website (noquarters.com) that they have the video posted and people are really moved by this guy.

    where in tn? i’m in asheville,nc. moveon is bad, but the colorofchange.org site is worse… theirs is so exploitative and obviously only based on race!

    as far as emails for the uncommitted… email me at divabunny@email.com and i’ll reply with the list that i compiled.

  234. I caught Fox 2 nights in a row.

    Sean Hannity the first night was going after Bambi big time…on every valid issue. confronting him on everything that would be valid. Giving him frontrunner status.

    Last evening..he seemed desperate to shift the attention back to Hillary … stop her mojo

    It signals to me that the “Stop Hillary Express” has been derailed over the last few days and they see her momentum. The repubs do not want to run against Hillary Clinton…simple math.

    This is just my opinion. I smell blood in the water.

  235. @Meiyingsu…you are a newshound! LOL
    @Dot..I KNOW what y’all did yesterday…it was AMAZING!

    we really are our OWN MoveOn…but we are sane, they are not IMO.

    So maybe, RealityCheck.org LOL!

    OK Gang, I have about 20 mins before I have to go….

    what can I do to help?

  236. I haven’t watched any tv this morning. Didn’t want to hear the blah blah blah, but it sounds like things are different out there?

  237. Diva, I’m in Decatur ..Watts Bar Lake country. Beautiful but hot as hell in summer, we actually have our home up for sale right now. Keeps fingers crossed for economy. This is why we need Hillary.

    Am sending you email Diva .. look for it from wvgal571

  238. Diva,

    I emailed Rep from Ohio this morning and sid that because of his courageous position maybe one of his daughters WILL grow up to be president.

    I think it’s a good idea to email SD supporters as well. Will finish the Uncommitted Senator and Gov list today and then start on the supporters. Did you send those link, too?

  239. divabunny ,
    Iwould like to send an email to Rep Miller thanking him. I know it was posted yesterday but can you post his email address again.

    Also, does anyone have Emmanuel Cleaver’s?

  240. We do need Hillary for the economy, and for everyone’s families.

    Hope is nice but you can’t eat it, or fill up your gas tank with it.

  241. Morning all.

    spacegirl: idunn and i sent to EVERYONE yesterday… nat’l media, ohio tv, ohio online papers, ohio blogs… i’m checking on who i sent it to in ohio right now to see if it was covered… several only covered the fact that obama denied it, so i am sending them a “you have a responsibility to tell the whole story” email.

    Diva, I hit WKYC this morning with the story that CTV twice stood by their story, and even named the BO campaign official. If you’re around this morning and want to double team Ohio stations, let me know.

    I also wrote a lovely email to Rep. Miller in Ohio, thanking him for thinking with his MIND and not his emotions. Rep. Miller made the HRC deserter look like an ignorant hayseed on t.v. THAT was delicious.

    I’m off to write Pelosi, and also get in Ted Kennedy and John Kerry’s face. 🙂

  242. “About 15 percent of the registered voters reached by our polling team said they have already voted early. Of the Democrats in that group, 50 percent say they voted for Clinton, and 50 percent say they voted for Obama.

    Among self-described white voters, Clinton holds an 11-point lead, 49 to 38 percent. She is also ahead among Hispanics, 63 to 30 percent. Among African Americans, Obama holds a commanding lead: 72 to 17 percent.”

    link to the actual poll: http://www.khou.com/elections/poll/belopoll228b.pdf

  243. My guess is if we squeek by in Texas, or lose ANY portion…the MSM will make THAT the story, even when we blow out Ohio. Rhode Island is looking good tho, no?

    And Vermont, last I heard, was totally in the bag for Obama. How does NAFTA impact Vermont? anyone know?

  244. Hey…i think that story yesterday about Obama’s finance woman, the one who was the banker with all the HOME FORECLOSURES, speaks to his JUDGMENT as to who has the best interest of the people, no?

    It mis worth a little teasing in Obamablogville I think.
    Just another mask revealed as to who this guy is.

  245. New England’s manufacturing jobs went south a long time ago, but it was south to the Carolinas etc. Long before NAFTA.

  246. Kansas City, MO
    101 W. 31 Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    phone: 816-842-4545
    fax: 816-471-5215

    Independence, MO
    211 West Maple Avenue
    Independence, MO 64050

    phone: 816-833-4545
    fax: 816-833-2991

    Emmanuel Cleaver DC contact info:

    Washington, DC
    1641 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    phone: 202-225-4535
    fax: 202-225-4403

  247. I love this place, a wealth of knowledge here!

    I have to cut out on a few. But you all are wonderful. I can’t wait to see what I come home to and what other miracles you all have performed! The NAFTA story is one to still propel as there is still no clear position by Canada. And Obama is a liar anyway, so why not have peeps know that and do some more digging on their own.

  248. I am SO GLAD the HHillarySpeaks for me link is on her site. I sent the Press Office that link the first two seconds I saw it here on Big Pink and asked them to PLEASE put it on the home page. I don’t know whether it’s there because of that, but at least I know it’s there and I helped!! That is a great site.

  249. Re: the rep miller v. rep conwell (obama supporter)…read this and tell me bambi’s camp isnt strong-arming these guys! the obama supporter caucused for hillary!!! then all of a sudden… presto! the light came on! and voila! he’sbehing bambi? no wonder he seemed so scripted! its all here:

    http://www.buckeyestateblog.com/my_city_councilman_sees_the_light

    @ann: here’s rep miller’s email: district10@ohr.state.oh.us

    @idunn: we are def on the same wavelength! i emailed the same guy this morning! dickruss@wkyc.com that poor guy! i sent him the links and was basically like “give me a break. tell the WHOLE story!”

    @basil: i havent put together an email list of our committed SDs yet, but i’ll work on this today. depending on what happens tuesday… we are really going to need them to stay on board!

  250. IDunn…LOL

    OK gang, I have to leave now. Fight the good fight. Just made thhe mistake of turning on tv and listened to Chuck Todd.

    Time to get in the car and see what the RW is saying.

  251. this was just reported on msnbc re the 35M…

    200,000 NEW donors!!!! WOW! and WOW! and that is w/the media pounding her day after day and with losing the february races!

    $30M was all from small donations!

    be prepared, they are saying that he will raise $50M, but who cares… we want to be the underdog!

  252. divabunny Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    does anyone know how to post at hillaryspeaksforme? i dont. if you can upload, can you please post this one.
    ————–
    they used to have a “add video” button and I don’t see it now.

  253. @idunn… i think it has s/thing to do w/dave letterman and her appearance on there (i missed it) and i think that she has a snickerdoodle recipe on her campaign homepage. i’m clueless… lack of sleep and i missed the joke too.

  254. Does anyone know the name of the recently announced PAC that was going to run ads for Hillary in TX and OH? I am maxed out for HRC but was thinking of donating to the PAC if I can find it.

  255. Now that’s serendipity for you – I asked about the PAC (527) and the answer popped up right above the question I posted!

  256. Nice video geek. Love it.

    OMG, love the new ad. So true. Where is it airing (Texas AND Ohio, or just one or the other?)

  257. Next to the NY Sun article about the 527 is an ad “What do you hate most about Hillary?”

    I wouldn’t click on it, but my answer would be: The vicious media treatment of her, that’s what I hate.

  258. Next to the NY Sun article about the 527 is an ad “What do you hate most about Hillary?”

    I hate that she cares too much about people.

  259. Good morning! I need you guys to clarify something for me before I go crazy. This morning, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where Tavis SMiley (State of the Black Union organizer) does his twice weekly commentary, one of the hosts had taken an old song and changed the words to those favorable to Obama. The original song is called, “I’ll Always Love My Mama” and he changed it to, “All of Us Love Obama”. He went on and on about how Hillary is whining and then proceeded to lay out Obama’s “resume” for about 3 minutes in the song. Then, he told listeners, of which they have a HUGE listening audience, where to find the song on YouTube. I was furious because as far as I know, what they did was illegal because it was basically free advertisement for Obama.

    Please help clarify this for me before I file a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission. It won’t help before March 4th, but at least if they are fined, I’ll feel better. Was what they did illegal???

  260. Oh hon, I refrained, the group putting that on was my team’s opponent in the student government elections. But it was fun to watch 🙂

    The Veep of the group asked me to and I said nah. I have to go and find out if my coat and belongings were returned to where I was last night, someone took my coat instead of their own and it had a bunch of stuff in it.

  261. Maybe nevermind, because I just found this about Brown from last year:

    With the launch of his new website, JAnthonyBrown.com (www.JAnthonyBrown.com) visitors are greeted with a hilarious mini-parody of the R&B classic “Pillow Talk.” Entitled, “Ghetto Talk” an animated version of Brown serenades Clinton per his devotion to her and her presidential campaign. The song’s comical lyrics include:

    “Mrs. Clinton, let me say

    In my mind you are already head of state

    I heard that yo’ campaign was fine

    But it can’t compete with this Ghetto Talk of Mine”

    Oooh you said we’re safe since 9-1-1

    And we’re not – but so what

    You’re still the bomb !

    The other candidates they can’t win

    Baraka is black

    But guess what, I’m Blacker than him ”

    I guess he’s flip flopping in his support like Obama waffles on everything. *sigh* Doesn’t seem very fair still.

  262. i just got my “daily motivation” email today. here is the quote:

    “Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
    — Thomas Edison

    i was thinking about hillary and how this relates to her… she IS so close. she can NOT give up now!!!

    @hawk: good luck w/your coat!!! hopefully that person will do the right thing!

  263. No. no. no. Read the post again. lol I said one of the hosts, not Tavis. It’s cleared up now though. I just spoke with my contact from HQ and she says since they aren’t strictly a news agency, what they did wasn’t illegal, but gosh it made me think twice about listening to them now.

  264. @sugar:sorry..i mustve misread… i had the same issue w/the fact that the day after hillary was on ellen, ellen had obama on. someone on here informed me that ellen had no choice bc of the “equal time” thing… according to what your contact said, ellen shouldnt have had to have him on since she isnt a “news show”… oh well, the jim kramer thing on ellen made up for it, i suppose: http://www.youtube.com/v/Pensnsoq-ZM

  265. 1) Open a new file in your computer.

    2) Name it “Barack Obama ”

    3) Send it to the trash.

    4) Empty the trash.

    5) Your PC will ask you, “Do you really want to get rid of “Barack Obama?”

    6) Firmly Click “Yes.”

    7) Feel better.

  266. Obama does not have the resume to be president. And, Hillary does NOT whine. And, Obama’s domestic programs are to the Right of Hillary. Wow, Tavis is a huge disappointment today.

  267. reed061 that was a great ad. I hope she did one in Spanish too

    Got to give her ad people props. They are always amazing

  268. The OBama NAFTA story is gaining fresh legs.

    Mark Halperin of Time’s Page who ignored this yesterday is now reporting this on his website.

    ABC News blog had a story on this.

    The naming of Austan Goolsbee by CTV is having its effect.

    Let us continue to send this to OHIO TV stations and blogs.

  269. I’m a big subscriber to the idea that no news is good news but there isn’t anything today!
    Not even about BO and his many scandals from NAFTA to his support for a pro-Palestinian anti-jewish group to the photo to his Iraq stance to the kenya apology flap..
    What’s going on? Or am I just suffering from media withdrawal syndrome?
    And why isn’t there acknowledgment on HRC’s site that the money goal was reached?
    I dunno. All this silence makes me nervous.

  270. THE MSM IS FINALLY WAKING UP TO WHAT FACES DEMOCRATS IF OBAMA IS THE NOMINEE

    For Obama, a Taste of What a Long Battle Would Hold

    By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Published: February 29, 2008

    WASHINGTON — When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton goes after Senator Barack Obama these days, she presses him on the details of his health care plan, criticizes the wording of his campaign mailings and likens his promise of change to celestial choirs.

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    John McCain, whose chief line of attack promises to be on national security, at a campaign stop on Thursday in Richardson, Tex.
    But if Mr. Obama becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, he is sure to face an onslaught from Republicans and their allies that will be very different in tone and intensity from what he has faced so far.

    In the last few days alone, Senator John McCain has mocked a statement Mr. Obama made about Al Qaeda in Iraq. The Tennessee Republican Party, identifying him with his middle name as Barack Hussein Obama, suggested that his foreign policy would be shaped by people who are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

    The Republican National Committee issued a statement on Wednesday invoking a questionnaire Mr. Obama filled out when running for Senate in 2004 to show that he once opposed cracking down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

    Without using Mr. Obama’s name, President Bush, at a White House news conference on Thursday, assailed his willingness to meet Cuba’s new leader, Raúl Castro, without preconditions, saying that to do so would grant “great status to those who have suppressed human rights and human dignity.”

    For much of this year, Mr. Obama has been handled with relative care by Mrs. Clinton and, before they dropped out, the other Democratic candidates. They generally do not have huge policy differences with him, and they have been wary of making a particularly harsh attack that winds up in a Republican television advertisement this fall.

    Yet the shifting tone offers a glimpse of the Republican playbook as the party adapts to the prospect that it will be running against Mr. Obama rather than Mrs. Clinton.

    It is a reminder that should Mr. Obama win the nomination, he will be playing on a more treacherous political battleground as his opponents — scouring through his record of votes and statements and his experiences before he entered public life — look for ways to portray him as out of step with the nation’s values, challenge his appeal to independent voters and emphasize his lack of experience in foreign policy and national security.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/us/politics/29oppo.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&ref=politics&adxnnlx=1204301036-W0YNEDq0gSw+HHAT8+asRg

  271. You could tell Obama was lying yesterday. Did you all see the tape? He says “The Canadian embassy denied the story.” Not I did no such things, or this totally didn’t happen, but the CA embassy denied it. Come on, is our press that lazy. It was quite clear he was lying. Also, Hill had no reason to do what Obama did. She has had the same plan for NAFTA/trade since she began running. She has nothing to gain from beating anyone over the head with it, so there would never have been a warning call to Canada. Also, it’s unethical, and nothing she would do. He’s LYING. The msm should be able to see that pretty clearly.

  272. youtube.com/watch?v=G_6STL1O2PU

    This is a good video, please indulge in its tasty goodness of HRC praising and B.O. bashing, gotta love it.

  273. Politico has a revised new story up on Obama NAFTA bamboozling:

    CTV stood by, but tweaked, its story yesterday, suggesting that an Obama aide had spoken not to the ambassador but to the consul in Chicago, and naming the aide, economist Austan Goolsbee.

    Both Obama’s campaign and the Canadian government continued to deny the substance of the conversation — the notion that Goolsbee was suggesting that Obama’s tough talk on NAFTA wasn’t entirely heartfelt.

    But their blanket denials yesterday seem to have been based on the relative technicality that the conversation was with the consul, not the ambassador. I updated my post on the subject yesterday to include this quote from the embassy spokeman, Tristan Landry:

    “Canada has diplomatic representatives posted in the U.S., including Chicago. These representatives are actively talking to decision makers, including those involved in all campaigns, about the whole range of Canada-U.S. issues. Our economic relationship and trade often come up in these meetings but in none of our conversations has any campaign adviser ever signaled that a candidate would say things that they didn’t mean or that we should disregard,” he said.

    A spokesman for Obama, Bill Burton, wouldn’t comment on whether Goolsbee spoke to the consul, but also denied the substance of the report.

    “There was no one at any level of our campaign, at any point, anywhere, who said or otherwise implied Obama was backing away from his consistent position on trade,” he said. Goolsbee didn’t respond to an e-mail, and Burton wouldn’t put him on the phone.

    The funny thing about this story is that you’d hardly need to talk to senior campaign officials to get the impression that both Clinton’s and Obama’s newfound rage at NAFTA is rather insincere, though their (fairly modest) demands for better labor and environmental standards are not.

    In fact, that’s basically conventional wisdom, and something that almost everybody paying close attention to the issue — from David Leonhardt to Jonathan Tasini — has been muttering about since the Ohio primary began.

    Something to note: Goolsbee is a well-known Chicago economist, not a full-time Obama staffer, and there’s no evidence that he was tasked by the campaign to communicate some secret position to the Canadians, whatever was actually said.

    One other footnote here: CTV is citing high-level Canadian government sources, and it’s probably worth keeping in mind that the conservative Canadian premier is getting his own share of mileage out of this confrontation.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/

  274. They do tie themselves into knots making excuses for the Anointed One, don’t they?

    The blather about consuls and ambassadors, give me a break.

    One hardly has to say this, but: Imagine if anyone in the Clinton campaign had contacted anyone in the Canadian government like this. OMG the howls from the MSM would wake the dead.

  275. ABC news story on NAFTA:

    McCain: Obama Misleading Voters on NAFTA
    Citing Canadian TV Report, Republican Says Democrat Isn’t Offering ‘Straight Talk’
    By JAKE TAPPER
    Feb. 28, 2008

    Share Responding to a Canadian Television report that an aide to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, had reached out to the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. to reassure him that Obama’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric was not to be taken seriously — a report the Obama campaign and the Canadian Embassy deny — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Thursday said that Obama seemed guilty of not being straight with voters, and called such behavior “wrong.”

    “I don’t think it’s appropriate to go to Ohio and tell people one thing while your aide is calling the Canadian Ambassador and telling him something else,” McCain told reporters. “I certainly don’t think that’s straight talk.”

    abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=4360446&page=1

  276. everything he says now is under scrunity …let him bask in the light..darnkness will soon descend on him and his cult.

    BTW, have BigMedia all got CultCrews yet? Look for it any day. Wouldnt’ Tweety look just great wth one and how about Obomabotdonnell and *ucker Carlson. Oh God, help me today!

  277. Sheepherder .. one who herds sheep.

    In the old days sheepherders would get drunk on payday…as well a just about anyone else.

    Needless to say…hubby watching Western channel again LOL

    Snippets of Rock Hudson, Dean Martin in: SHOWDOWN

  278. Michelle Obama: name Hussein is ‘the fear bomb’

    weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2008/02/michelle_obama_
    name_hussein_is.html

  279. Hello everyone! I just joined and am new to the site. Everyone is so AWESOME!! You all inspire me!

    We are in it to win it!

  280. I’ve been trying to read through the posts to catch up.

    Question for you all: what do you think about trying to lobby John Edwards to endorse Hillary?

  281. How Obama was elected to senate in 2004

    “This is a bunch of hooey, folks. I lived in Illinois in 2004 when Obama was elected. The only reason that he won was because his republican challenger, Jack Ryan, got caught in a sex scandal late in the campaign. Obama’s people got Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which had allegations from
    his ex-wife of adultery. So much for politics of hope. Once Jack Ryan was out of the way, the national republican party made an odd choice and sent Alan Keyes of Maryland to set up residence in Illinois to finish the run against Obama. Essentially, Obama won his senate seat because it ended up being uncontested. Had Jack Ryan’s divorce records remained sealed, Obama would have lost big to his republican challenger. Michelle’ story about Obama over co ming his name in 2004 is well, a fairy tale.”

  282. monkey, John Edwards is an opportunist who is looking to latch onto the best deal for John Edwards. Same thing with Richardson. If either of them had spines they would have already endorsed somebody…either way the chips fell. This is my opinion. The endorsement by either of them is no big deal now..people are looking to the candidate themselves and right now I sense a slight momentum to Hillary.

    as she said earlier this month .. Get Real People. Bambi is nothing but a snake oil salesman and his glory days are numbered.

  283. love this comment I found:

    This episode tells more about Obama than that he is just a politician who says anything he needs to get elected – it also shows how incredibly naive he is. His campaign confides in the Canadian Ambassador that he is lying to the American people and the Canadians rat him out. Big surprise! Apparently Obama not realize that the Canadian government is conservative. Or was it he decided to reach out to the other side and got his hand bitten off!

    The man is a babe in the woods. Definitely not ready for prime time.

  284. Welcome, Monkeybusiness: people have been lobbying Richardson and Edwards, to no avail. They are both opportunists, as dot48 said, and my respect for them, has markedly decreased during the past few weeks. Hillary is showing the most class and substance of all of them.

    Dot 48: I wish for Bambi’s glory days to be over; it cannot happen too soon.

  285. Crippling spine problem seems to be a major disorder these days within Bambi supporters

    Yes, you Kerry, Kennedy, and Lewis .. they have no spine and they want a PUPPET to control in the WhiteHouse.

    This is what is going on behind the scenes of the party….it’s not about the messenger, it is who they know they can CONTROL.

  286. dot 48: you are absolutely right. I would add Dean, Dodd, Brazille, Leahy, Caskill, and maybe Pelosi to that list. But, Kerry and Kennedy are among the worse, mainly because they have been so public about their support. A bunch of sour grapes.

  287. Phone banking right now is the most important thing IMO.

    Call, call, call.

    Contribute if you can.

    I’m in today with another $50.44. Next week will do another weekly amount. I’m in to win, I think she can go all the way to the convention.

    Listen folks, nobody is as “lilywhite” (pardon the pun .. no offense meant) as obama tries to make out. There is dirt out there and it is just a matter of time before the shit hits the fan. It will..we just got to make sure we are here for our girl and that she stays in till the convention.

  288. If Hillary is not the nominee, I will never again be Democrat. I’ll swing my vote to ANYBODY but. The disgust I feel for Dean and his Washington Machine is beyond disgust. The very thought of letting the best presidential candidate in history get slammed, slimed, and simply spit upon by the big media and not one iota of protest… They can rush to bambi’s side but not one sense of fairplay for the WOMAN.

    THEY DISGUST ME. I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR HIM .. NOT IN A MILLION Y

  289. Hillary definitely has some momentum folks…the headlines today are all out against her.

    Something is working .. she’s got em running scared again.

    For the candidate who is whipped to hear them tell … they are working overtime to churn out the negativity.

    I knew she would not get one day of positive coverage though.

  290. I knew she would not get one day of positive coverage though.

    Dot, you focus too much on the negative. Yesterday was a wonderfully postive day for Hillary.

  291. p/s plz excuse all of my typos people… i am sleep deprived and my eyes are shot from everything we’ve worked on in the last 48 hours… my keyboard is even tired!

    i promise, i really can spell! 😉

  292. Don’t email me shit, Diva! You’re not the boss of me!

    j/k email me the list too and I’ll try to work on it tonight. 🙂

  293. sugar, anybody with inside to the campaign. they need to head this story of suing off .. nip it right in the bud. Of course we know who is behind it. BUT she needs to get some people on tv .. asap. They want to destroy her

    I’ve felt now for weeks that there is a mole in her camp, somebody with a huge axe to grind…I’m positive of this now.

    Wonder how many blackened souls it would take for a decent day of media?

  294. @dot: what story???

    @idunn: you said it.. i’m not even the boss of ME right now! too tired… only got 4 hrs of sleep last night… still in my pink flamingo flannels and its looking to stay that way for a while today!

  295. Dot, honey….maybe you should take a step back? Just a little? I know I can sometimes get so caught up in emotions during this thing that I get more than a little carried away myself. I really find it helpful to keep some sense of balance. You know…turn off the tv, log off the computer for awhile, pick up a book, take a walk.

    Just something to think about.

  296. Idunn, not being negative .. just realistic.

    Diva, I’m working the first list as we speak. I’m croaking out commands like a general. I’m not being bossy, just assertive LOL

  297. Well, I don’t watch alot of TV, so I don’t really know what the tv coverage was like yesterday.

    But from reading the papers and the political sites on the internet….I still say yesterday was an INCREDIBLY pro-Hillary day. 🙂

  298. Ann,

    you have a point but whats even worse is what people are doing to John McCain by trying to imply that he is Australian and not American by using his middle name Sidney. There is even rumors that there is a picture of him at the Sydney Opera house. Its disgraceful really.

  299. what is it when they refer to her as Mrs. Clinton?

    No sure what you call it, but it’s a major pet peeve of mine. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Bambi refered to as “Mr. Obama”.

  300. you will be disappointed if watching the news, thankfully though many people read blogs for information, so on that front it was a great day

  301. Could some one explain what is going on here ???

    Texas party warns against legal action By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer
    14 minutes ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has raised the possibility of a challenge to Texas’ primary and caucus rules just days before the contest, drawing a warning against legal action from the state’s Democratic Party.

    Top strategists for Democratic rival Barack Obama said Friday they supported the party’s action, suggesting the Clinton campaign was trying to block the reporting of caucus results.

    Aides to Clinton said earlier this week they were alarmed at the lack of clarity about many of the caucus rules and expressed their concerns on a conference call with Obama’s staff and state party officials. Texas has a two-step voting process, with a primary and then caucuses shortly after the polls close.

    Specifically, Clinton aides questioned a provision allowing caucus attendees to vote to move the location if they choose to do so, and whether people who had cast so-called “provisional ballots” in the primary would have their votes counted in the caucus.

    They also expressed concern about the automated phone system precinct chairs would use to call in the results of each caucus, saying the party hadn’t yet trained anyone to use the system properly.

    Clinton political director Guy Cecil said he asked party officials to spell out the rules in memo form and to send them to both campaigns.

    “We want to see the results in writing, and we reserve the right to challenge something if we don’t believe it reflects something that was discussed on the call,” he said, insisting that if there were clear problems with how the caucuses were being run, “you are allowed to say something about it.”

    Cecil on Friday denied that the campaign planned to sue the party, which will manage roughly 8,700 caucuses Tuesday evening.

    “There were no veiled threats of lawsuits of any kind,” Cecil said of the conference call.

    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the Clinton campaign was trying to minimize the results of the caucuses. The former first lady and her team have made clear their unhappiness with caucuses, believing that they cater to the hard-core party activists who tend to support Obama. The Illinois senator has won 13 caucuses so far, while Clinton has won just two.

    “This takes it to a new level, which is they don’t want the people who are participating in those caucuses to have their results reported in a timely fashion. And I assume that’s a very self-serving decision,” Plouffe said.

    Texas party officials said they believed Cecil was threatening legal action and wrote a letter to him and to Obama senior strategist Steve Hildebrand reflecting that concern.

    “If it is true that litigation is imminent between one or both of your campaigns and the Texas Democratic Party, such action could prove to be a tragedy for a reinvigorated democratic process that is involving a record number of participants here in Texas and across the nation,” party attorney Chad Dunn wrote. “Litigation regarding the TDP could cripple the momentum of a resurging Texas Democratic Party and ultimately the November 2008 election.”

    The letter also noted that many of Clinton’s senior campaign advisers in Texas had helped to develop the rules governing the state’s caucus system. A Texas party official also noted that former President Clinton won the state’s caucuses in 1992 and 1996 following the same rules.

    Texas has 193 delegates up for grabs Tuesday. Of those delegates, 126 will come from the primary, and 67 from the caucus.

    ___

  302. Hi guys from Austin!!! I was supposed to be the only one doing visibility at the HEB early voting site, but when I got out there at 7 am, there was a pretty good sized crowd out there. Lots of support, I feel when we get the crowd going this is good because then these people go to wherever they are going and are obviously on an uplift that they hopefully spread and gain in power. Only a few people yelled at us, the Obama’s are so angry, I wonder how serious they can be about uniting when they have such vitriol.

    Hillary’s in Waco today, trying to get a ride there, it’s 2 hours away. Ignoring all the pro Obama headlines in Texas today, it’s the last day of early voting here and already there’s long lines .. wow, this is one for History folks .. Tuesdays gonna be major!

    GLBT event tonight, I’m going to stress than I’m willing to do ANYTHING for Hillary votes 😉

  303. Idunn,

    You can laugh but I heard he wore a native Aboriginal costume during a state visit years ago. The picture was published on Geeksdownunder.com. But later today, the drudgereport is going public with a the photo and claiming it was leaked to them via unnamed sorces in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign- via the Canadian Ambassador!

  304. The shit just keeps getting slung.

    It’s a political campaign…shit is supposed to get slung. Goes with the territory. Unless of course, you’re the new muessiah. 😉

  305. John Sidney McCain- an Australian Aboriginal hiding in the form of an old white Republican!

    What’s next? An African muslim pretending to be a liberal white guy?

  306. You can laugh but I heard he wore a native Aboriginal costume during a state visit years ago. The picture was published on Geeksdownunder.com. But later today, the drudgereport is going public with a the photo and claiming it was leaked to them via unnamed sorces in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign- via the Canadian Ambassador!

    Quick Ron…to the internet!! We must quelch this story before it gains and traction and sinks HRC’s campaign! 😡

  307. Yes, MessiahNBC will make sure all is positively “glowing” for him. I can’t wait till the whole house of cards falls.

    I’m outta here folks. See ya later. Going to finish the book I’ve been hammering on for close to a week now..

    “Monster” .. by Jonathan Kellerman

    How apt it seems. The media is the monster right now.

  308. Idunn,

    I dont think the internet can save her now. We will just have to rely on her wisdom, intelligence, experience and grace under fire….

    but I guess that makes me old fashioned.

  309. PEW SURVEY: HILLARY VOTERS WON’T VOTE FOR OBAMA

    A lot of us here have been saying that we won’t for Obama if he is the nominee. Here is evidence from PEW SURVEY:

    “Although attention has been focused on McCain’s problems with the GOP base, there are indications that some Democrats might defect if Obama is the party’s nominee. Overall, 20% of white Democratic voters say they would vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee. That is twice the percentage of white Democrats who say they would support McCain in a Clinton-McCain matchup. Older Democrats (ages 65 and older), lower-income and less educated Democrats also would support McCain at higher levels if Obama rather than Clinton is the party’s nominee.”

    “One-in-five white Democrats (20%) say that they will vote for McCain over Obama, double the percentage who say they would switch sides in a Clinton-McCain matchup (10%). Roughly the same number of Democrats age 65 and older say they will vote for McCain if Obama is the party’s choice (22%). Obama also suffers more defections among lower income and less educated Democratic voters than does Clinton.

    In addition, female Democrats look at the race differently depending on the matchup. While 93% of women in the party say they would vote for Clinton over McCain, just 79% say they would support Obama over McCain.

    A quarter of Democrats (25%) who back Clinton for the nomination say they would favor McCain in a general election test against Obama. The “defection” rate among Obama’s supporters if Clinton wins the nomination is far lower; just 10% say they would vote for McCain in November, while 86% say they would back Clinton.”

    people-press.org/reports/display.php3?PageID=1253

  310. jubjub Says: I lived in Illinois in 2004 when Obama was elected. The only reason that he won was because his republican challenger, Jack Ryan, got caught in a sex scandal late in the campaign. Obama’s people got Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which had allegations from
    his ex-wife of adultery. So much for politics of hope. Once Jack Ryan was out of the way, the national republican party made an odd choice and sent Alan Keyes of Maryland to set up residence in Illinois to finish the run against Obama. Essentially, Obama won his senate seat because it ended up being uncontested. Had Jack Ryan’s divorce records remained sealed, Obama would have lost big to his republican challenger.

    And the way he won that primary was that his Demo opponent ALSO had a messy divorce whose records luckily became unsealed during the campaign. One of these became unsealed when a Chicago paper sued for it, and the reporter later admitted that it was Obama’s campaign who put them up to it.

  311. Hi all . . .

    Let’s hope that ‘Bama and McCain will launch attacks at each other all day, so Hillary can stay on message and keep talking to voters.

    Has anybody taken a peek at a ‘Bama rally lately? Something seems different – since he has been kind of forced to add more substance to his speeches. His crowds are still big – but the kids are beginning to look at little bored. Not as much “Yes, we can” and all that. Is the air beginning to leak out of the ‘Bama balloon?

  312. jubjub,
    More on that. The divorce record releases aren’t admitted by Obama, but in his run for state senate it’s admitted that he did get ALL his opponents knocked off the ballot so he could run unopposed.
    Showing his bare knuckles — chicagotribune.com
    Showing his bare knuckles. In first campaign, Obama revealed hard-edged, ….. Obama team sustained objections to 1211, leaving him 69 short, records show. …
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/…/obama/chi-0704030881apr04,0,3337845,full.story?coll=chi_news_politics_obama_promo – Similar pages – Note this
    “Change” – The New Editor
    Obama, for all his smiles and smooth talk, is a bare-knuckles machine … He had a nasty divorce, true, but divorce records like that are sealed for a …
    http://www.theneweditor.com/index.php?/archives/7397-Change.html – 83k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
    Obama and Huckabee: Shiny Simi

  313. @idunn: just sent you the lists and a fab chicken recipe as well!!! i dont even like encheeeelahdas, but these are to die for… made them for hubby for the first time recently and i thought he was going to die! i got the “best wife in the whole world” compliment for a week!

  314. Argh! Sometimes Hillary just can’t cut a break. In Texas, the Clinton campaign requested a written copy of the caucus rules – and somebody interpreted it wrong and stated that Hillary was going to file a lawsuit in Texas about delegate rules, or something.

    Although it’s totally false, this anchor on MSNBC just repeated it to an Obama surrogate. “What’s going on with Clinton filing a lawsuit in Texas?”

  315. Cut a break nothing.

    I would suggest that the BO campaign is who “misinterpreted” the handout and got the anchor to ask the question.

  316. dedfg Says: you know it’s pretty bad when even comediens don’t make fun of Obama.

    I noticed that! Letterman had only one joke about Hillary, lots about McCain’s age, and NO MENTION of Obama. His monologue looked to me like it was made up of cuts, bits the studio audience had laughed at. I wonder if he tried any jokes about Obama and what the audience did.

  317. plural, that is why I posted the pew numbers. Obama and his supporters are smoking something if they think we are going to vote for him.

  318. Ben,
    When i saw the headlines on realclear with TX and OH polls. I knew without even clicking on the link at was a zogby poll. Amazing how, if someone just posts numbers with no named pollster attached we know who pollster it was just by looking at the numbers.

  319. Does anyone else think that the Messiah is making a mistake lecturing AA on how to raise their children? He is really staring to take this “I am Obama, thou shall follow me” crap a little too far.

  320. @plural: yeah… the claim that barry was gonna “heal my soul” turned me off… when people are looking for a candidate, i think theyre looking for someone that is going to keep them safe on a global scale and help them with domestic issues here at home… if they were looking for religion, they’d call tom cruise!

  321. Here’s a topic for discussion…where else, besides the likes of Rezko does Obama get his money? discuss. Hint: It ain’t coming from all those 5 and 10 dollar donors

  322. I talked to a good ole east texas lady yesterday who told me all that rock star business turned her off right fast! She’s votin’ for our girl!

  323. molly: I think, Oprah and other celebrity types are contributing heavily to Obama’s campaign, in addition, to all the Kennedys. Also, MoveOn.org is contributing to his campaign. They have solicted funds from members. And these are the contributors that we know about.

  324. I’m getting really sick of Obama’s canned response about judgment, i.e., clubbing Hillary about that 2002 vote. In case Obama hasn’t figured it out – in a GE against John McCain nobody cares about who voted for what back in 2002. The issue is going to be – what the hell do we do going forward.

    What’s he gonna do when he no longer has Hillary’s withdrawal plan to copy, or Hillary’s everything else to copy?

    You guys help me – let’s list some instances where BO exercised poor judgment.

  325. These are democratic delegates to be awarded by region
    Region Delegates
    Austin 8
    Border/South 22
    Hill Country- Central 12
    East-Central 8
    East 16
    Houston- Galveston 26
    North Texas 26
    West Texas 8

  326. Rosie.com has a question of the day saying “Does the media portray Hillary fairly” its 78% No. People see it.

  327. if she can split the del eveny in North texas & Houston, there is no stopping her… she would be up by at least 20 delegates awarded based on votes in primary

  328. @ben: i can think of 130+ instances of bad judgement. theyre called “present” votes!

    @birdgal: that stinks. i didnt realize they didnt like each other

  329. Chicken Enchiladas are my favorite. Now I want one.

    Rush is railing on MO today. Says if Obama is prez her mouth will be his biggest problem.

  330. i read that Austin is very good for babmbi.. but when i looked at the demographics, 35% of pop is latino and 10% of pop is AA

  331. divabunny: I had read on another board, that part of Bloomberg’s decision, whether to run or not, might be based upon, who the Democratic nominee was. If it was Obama, he would not run, because it would take votes away from him. Who really knows? But, I don’t think, he likes Clinton.

  332. divabunny: noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/02/29/as-god-is-my-witness-obama-snubs-newsom-gays/

    I live in the Bay Area, and read this story in the SF Chronicle, the day before the Feb 5th primary. People were wondering, why Willie Brown was coming out with this, at that particular time. I had almost posted the story, but went on to other things. I’m glad, it is surfacing once again.

    BTW, I canceled by long standing subscription the the Chronicle around that time, because the paper endorsed Obama and I could no longer stand the negative bias towards Clinton.

  333. Yay! Thanks! I can’t cook though. Can you send a nice hot boy who knows how to cook with it?

    tinydancer4hil@ gmail.com

  334. “You guys help me – let’s list some instances where BO exercised poor judgment.”

    Well promising DRIVER LICENSES TO ILLEGALS in California and Texas very bad judgment.

    Promising Presidential talks with Castro (and any other dictator) without pre-conditions first. What is the point of that not to set-up goals and steps before hand because if you don’t you’ll will be promoting their agenda and not the US.

    Promising to Re-invade Iraq if Al Queda returns…but Al Queda hasn’t left Iraq.

    His poor judgement of accepting money from KNOW radicals and terrorists, foreign and domestic. I don’t see how the dems can get away with NOT being called HYPOCRITS by the repugs about those “right wing”crazies they have when we have the same problems with “leftnuts” crazies. David Duke and the K.K.K. vs “The Weathermen” it’s a Law and Order, Home Security and National Security.

    What was Obama thinking that’s is the question…and who is Obama?

  335. bridgal,

    I dont understand why the story you posted doesn’t get more play. Most of the GLBT community is clueless. If Hillary had refused to be photographed with Newsom can you imagine the fall out. BO is a stinky scumbag.

  336. Independent Ben Says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Argh! Sometimes Hillary just can’t cut a break. In Texas, the Clinton campaign requested a written copy of the caucus rules – and somebody interpreted it wrong and stated that Hillary was going to file a lawsuit in Texas about delegate rules, or something.

    Although it’s totally false, this anchor on MSNBC just repeated it to an Obama surrogate. “What’s going on with Clinton filing a lawsuit in Texas?”
    *****************************************************
    So! Let them think whatever…she should sue the DNC for this crap, JMHO!!!

  337. well gang, today is payday for me. Its not a money bomb day and there is no special fundraiser or event I can RSVP for. But, I got an email from Hillary saying they are making a push for Tuesday and they need help. they need money to get exposure. Im a sucker for those emails. I just gave another $500.44.

    Lets give Hillary the kind of comeback she wants to give America.

  338. Ronald, Divabunny posted the link. The orginal story is underneath the press release. The comments below the article are very interesting, and most are pro-Hillary. Why doesn’t it get more play? Because the media does not broadcast anything negative about Obama.

  339. Rush is talking about some quote from Michelle O about not going into the corporate worrld and she pointed specifically to hedge funds and corporate law as being bad. Rush says this is a kick to Hillary because Chelsea works on hedge funds and Hillary was in corporate law. Anyone heard of that?

    He’s pushing the Vote 4 Hillary line today again.

  340. jithendra
    the sky will open up and the light will shine through… Celestial choirs will sing and the Anti-Christ will be exposed for all the world to see……

    Sorry Idunn, I just had to say that..

  341. >>Michelle O about not going into the corporate worrld

    i think she served on walmart panel… and some chicago hospital board blah blah.. am going mad with media bias…

  342. # jithendra Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    so whats going to happen in TEXAS and OHIO…

    Hillary is going to win both. If anybody saw the latest Zogby polls – ignore them! Zogby polls will always oversample demographics that are favorable to Obama, and Zogby has a history of undersampling Hispanics.

  343. @ronald and birdgal… obama is hot for the gay/lesbian vote right now… this week he’s placed ads in the advocate and also posted on his site last night what he’s willing to do for the lgbt issues… he makes me sick! he belongs to a church that condemns homosexuality, as well as he employs nation of islam members on his staff, yet says he is going to fight for equality??? this is just like nafta… he’s telling ppl anything to get elected!

    anyway… i’m in the process of emailing the story to all of the gay/lesbian sites and blogs… i want to remind people.

    noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/02/29/as-god-is-my-witness-obama-snubs-newsom-gays/

    here are some links if anyone’s in the mood to help send the link and ask them to circulate or post on their sites.

    dv-8.com/resources/us/national/political.html
    http://www.gaypolitics.com/

  344. Somebody should keep pushing how much ‘Bama’s PAC has given to superdelegates. His amout is over $600,000 and is three times more than Hillary’s.

    His new kind of politics sure sounds like the same old stuff to me!

  345. PEW SURVEY: HILLARY VOTERS WON’T VOTE FOR OBAMA

    A lot of us here have been saying that we won’t for Obama if he is the nominee. Here is evidence from PEW SURVEY:
    *****************************************************
    That number is going to go higher and it’s not only White people but across the board.

    I’m AA and is seriously thinking about voting a straight DEM ticket for the bottem but Vote anybody but Obama ticket at the top!!! This is NOT a Joke. I have DEEP concerns about his fitness for the job and the lack of vetting for his campaign.

    If only Colin Powell had become a democrat he wouldn’t be in the hole he in and would be OUR First Black President. Oh well, there are plenty of qualified AA’s like DAVID L. BREWER III
    Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
    notebook.lausd.net/portal/page?_pageid=33,709538&_dad=ptl&_schema=PTL_EP

    This man is a provened leader and been trained by the Army, he’s great…so we can find qualified AA leaders to support and promote for national offices.

  346. Isn’t it a little late for Obama to be jumping on the glbt bus? Where was this before CA, NY and WA? Very opportunist. I don’t think they will appreciate being pandered to so late in the game.

  347. New fox poll out.. hillary up by 8 points in OHIO and bambi up by 3 pts in Texas… i smell some blood in Texas.. i think hillary is up in Texas too 🙂

  348. best scenario would be hillary winning ohio by 15 points.. and winning texas even byu 5 points.. and whipping by 20 points in rhode islands… 🙂

  349. Hey guys,

    as I am not allowed to make a contribution from outside US I will at least buy some gear from the next POTUS.

    Did anyone buy the Navy Campaign T-Shirt and can help me with the size? I am male and 5,11 tall.

    M or L ?

  350. divabunny: I will circulate the press release, when I get home this afternoon. The article is in the Feb 4th edition of the SF Chronicle. I read the article at the time, and like Ronald, I wondered, why the article did not get more play. People were questioning Willie Brown’s motives for bringing it up the day before Feb 5th elections.

    Obama is a slimey guy, who will say anything to get elected. I do not want to see him and his cronies in the White House.

  351. Hillary and her campaign should have been way more vocal about that sub of the San Francisco mayor. Did he win some San Francisco districts??

  352. Also saw Obami on those internet net ads that you are force to watch if you want to see Brad Pitt or Angelina TMZ videos…etc.

    I think it was on ABC.com and a Video on Brangelina baby bump…out pop a Obama commercial which I had to sit through before seeing the latest pop video.

    Hillary need to do some of those.

  353. I am not a bit surprised that Obama is pandering to lesbians.

    He’s married to one, and a stone cold hard sister at that.

  354. I lived in the Bay Area for a few years – the political correctness out there was insufferable. Doesn’t surprise me at all that the Candyman won there.

  355. NEW REZKO STORY FROM ABC NEWS

    Reformer: Trial Will Reveal ‘Cesspool’ of Obama’s Allies
    Trial for Indicted Fundraiser Tony Rezko Set for Monday
    By BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and AVNI PATEL
    Feb. 29, 2008

    With the corruption trial of one of Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime friends and supporters set to begin Monday in Chicago, Ill., reform watchdogs say it will reveal the “cesspool” of Illinois politics in which Obama came of age and has said little about in his campaign for president.

    “We have a sick political culture,” said Jay Stewart, the executive director of the Chicago Better Government Association, “and that’s the environment that Barack Obama came from.”

    Stewart says he does not understand why Obama has lectured others about corruption in Washington and Kenya but “been noticeably silent on the issue of corruption here in his home state, including at this point, mostly Democratic politicians.”

    In his campaign for president, Obama has railed against people like Rezko.

    “If you are ready for change, then we can go ahead and tell the lobbyists and the fat cats that their days are over,” he said in a speech last month in Akron, Ohio.

    The Better Government Association’s Stewart says Illinois politics is the opposite of the sentiments Obama now praises.

    “That’s a noble version he is describing. He is not talking about Illinois when he does that,” said Stewart, who acknowledges Obama was “a cut above” most state legislators and reliably supported ethics legislation.

    “I don’t begrudge him for speaking out on it (corruption) in Washington or Kenya. If it’s appropriate, you should say it. To say it’s appropriate in Illinois is a huge understatement,” Stewart

    abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=4365942&page=2

  356. pos,
    you and me both. Lived in the castro for 7 years myself and I wouldn’t be surprised if they went for the stinky…. still, it would be nice to know the old hood went for Hillary.

  357. the link shows you the breakdown of delegates by senate dt

    spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pJ0M6W5tNQCODPdy89aZLfQ

  358. this is how delegates are splitted based on vote

    3 Delegate Districts
    0-50-85% = 2 delegates
    >85% = 3 delegates

    4 Delegate Districts
    0-37.5-62.5-85% = 3 delegates
    >85% = 4 delegates

    5 Delegate Districts
    0-30-50-70-85% = 4 delegates
    >85% = 5 delegates

    6 Delegate Districts
    0-25-41.67-58.33-75%-85% = 5 delegates
    >85% = 6 delegates

    7 Delegate Districts
    0-21.43-35.71-50-64.29-78.57% = 5 delegates
    >78.57-85% = 6 delegates
    >85% = 7 delegates

    8 Delegate Districts
    0-18.75-31.25-43.75-56.25-68.75% = 5 delegates
    >68.75-81.25% = 6 delegates
    >81.25-85 = 7 delegates
    >85% = 8 delegates

  359. REZKOWATCH posts a story from today’s Washington Times:

    The Washington Times’ Bill Gertz reported February 29, 2008, that

    A 2004 Pentagon report obtained by The Washington Times identified Auchi as a global arms dealer and Iraqi billionaire “who, behind the facade of legitimate business, served as Saddam Hussein’s principle international financial manipulator and bag man.”

    The report to the Pentagon inspector general stated that “significant and credible evidence was developed that a conspiracy was organized by Nadhmi Auchi to offer bribes to ‘fix’ the awarding of cellular licensing contracts covering three geographic areas of Iraq” under the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority.

    rezkowatch.blogspot.com/

  360. this is correct one

    3 Delegate Districts
    0-50-85% = 2 delegates
    >85% = 3 delegates

    4 Delegate Districts
    0-37.5-62.5-85% = 3 delegates
    >85% = 4 delegates

    5 Delegate Districts
    0-30-50-70-85% = 4 delegates
    >85% = 5 delegates

    6 Delegate Districts
    0-25-41.67-58.33-75%-85% = 5 delegates
    >85% = 6 delegates

    7 Delegate Districts
    0-21.43-35.71-50-64.29-78.57% = 5 delegates
    >78.57-85% = 6 delegates
    >85% = 7 delegates

    8 Delegate Districts
    0-18.75-31.25-43.75-56.25-68.75% = 5 delegates
    >68.75-81.25% = 6 delegates
    >81.25-85 = 7 delegates
    >85% = 8 delegates

  361. now i know that how the delegates will be awarded based on the vote… i can forecast on tuesday how much delegates each candidate is going to be awarded based on the votes they are polled 🙂

  362. from the same story…

    Inside the Ring
    By Bill Gertz
    February 29, 2008
    Auchi connection

    New attention is being focused on indirect connections between Iraqi-British billionaire Nadhmi Auchi, who has been tied to illegal activities in Iraq and France, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

    Auchi gave at least $10.5 million to Obama fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko, including a payment of $3.5 million that coincided with Mr. Obama’s purchase in 2005 of a $1.65 million Chicago house, the London Times reported Tuesday. The newspaper said the timing of the payment and the house purchase, along with the purchase of land next door by Mr. Rezko’s wife Rita from the same seller, raise questions about whether Auchi helped buy the house.

    Bill Burton, a spokesman for Mr. Obama, would not answer when asked if Auchi helped buy the senator’s house. He said the senator did not recall ever meeting Auchi, who was convicted of corruption charges in France in 2003.

  363. jithendra:

    what is your prediction? the heavily black areas will probably be at 85% or more for Obama, so his delegate take will be more, since those areas have a greater number of delegates.

  364. @jthendra: ive heard that bc of the leftovers from delay’s gerrymandering, that hrc may win the popular vote, but bho will still end up w/more delegates bc delay spit it up so that the AAs would all be in very few districts. that way bho will win be in a few districts and get all the delegates, then in the other districts, they’ll split evenly and they’ll proportionately get the delegates from those districts and he’ll still end up with more, even if she wins the state.

    have you heard that?

  365. @divabunny
    am not sure.. but the areas with significant AA population also have same number of latinos… i would say it all depends on how clinton polls in north texas and houston region… if she can stay as close as 55-45 in those regions.. she will sweep the south with 22 delegates… lets see how it goes..

  366. >>the heavily black areas will probably be at 85% or more for Obama, so his delegate take will be more, since those areas have a greater number of delegates.

    hmm,,, those areas also have same number of latinos.. if you look at houston demographics.. 25% AA, 30# latino and remaning whites… i think latinos will balance the AA’ all depends on how whites vote 🙂

  367. i mean is she can keep her % such that bambi won’t be polled more than 63% in areas favourable to him… she will split the delegates evenly with bambi.

  368. I wandered over to TPM for the first time in weeks and they are still going at it. I posted but my post mysteriously never showed.

    Here is what I don’t get. The boy’s blogs have been whining for months that the Dem congress has no spine and now they are drooling over this guy that is legislatively spineless. I honestly think they are so swept up in this that they have not stepped back and said, Wait a minute–every time he has had an opportunity to show superior judgment, he took the politically expedient course.

    No. Legislative. Spine.

  369. here is small insight i am guessing senate dt 23 is same as chambers county.. and it has 6 delegates which is part of North Texas..

    senate district 23

    racial makeup of the county was 81.88% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 6.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 10.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    so should be favourable to clinton…

  370. oops sorry birdgal..didn’t know you cancelled you subscription to SF Chron

    but you are right they are tilted heavily to BHO

  371. hi hillfans. im off to work. my wife is sick with the flu, so i have to take care of her this weekend. i will chime in this weekend to catch up on our hillary news here and on hillaryclinton.com. later hillfans.

  372. debbie, I canceled the subscription, just prior to feb 5th, but I can still read it online, if I can stomach it. After they endorsed BO, I had had enough.

  373. Kenya wants cattle from Hillary?? oh please…

    news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/pl_nm/usa_politics_kenya_dc;_ylt=AnYwUg9KW.Mpspf8fSUnao8a.3QA

  374. yes, get those latinos to polls every where.. they will win the election for clinton in all regions in TEXAS..

  375. latinos are every where AA present in siginificant numbers.. so get the latinos to vote they could balance the AA’ polarization to bambi…

  376. Boy, this NAFTA-GATE is the story that just won’t die!

    The Odamna people finally got their boy Goolsbee out to deny . . .

    Now, according to Taylor Marsh, CTV is countering by bringing forth their source for the whole story – which she thinks is gonna be the Ambassador himself. LOL

  377. please don’t pay any attention to what I say…it’s just rhetoric, and beside’s when it controversial, I’ll just say “present”..to the American people.

    And they want him as prez???

  378. The ONLY reason Obama has 90% of the AA vote is because of the love fest MSM is giving to Obama. When I talk to my mother-law the first thing she says to me is, if this is true why doesn’t the news report this…she doesn’t have a computer and her main new gathering is MSM and word of mouth.

    So she REALLY believe the crap that is coming out of WHITE people mouths about Obama because she want to see a BLACK president in her lifetime.

  379. “Cut and Paste” the following and e-mail to friends and family in Texas. It explains a good amount of what will happen.

    A Guide to Help Texas Democratic Voters Participate & Enjoy the Process on March 4th
    We have a unique opportunity this year in Texas, for the first time in recent history our Texas voices will make a difference in the selection of the Democratic Presidential candidate.
    Under the Texas system, every voter in a precinct can be significant to a candidate’s delegate strength.
    On paper, if you read all the delegate selection rules, it may sound complicated, but in person – it’s rather easy and there will be people and forms to guide you at every step in the process.
    There are two steps in the process. In Texas, we select delegates to the Democratic Convention by both a primary and a caucus. (Maybe after this election, when the system is put to its first big test, the Party will simplify things, but for this year – this is what we’ve got.)
    Texas has been allocated 228 delegates to the Democratic National Convention (to be held in Denver in August.)
    126 (55.3%) of those delegates are chosen via the primary vote on March 4
    67 (29.4%) delegates are chosen through the caucus system
    Step 1) VOTING
    The voting step allocates 126 or 55.3% of the Texas Delegates.
    The important point is that if you want to help choose the Democratic Presidential Candidate this year, you must vote in the Primary on Tuesday March 4, 2008 or during Early Voting from Feb. 19 through Feb. 29, 2008
    You must be a registered voter. (If you are not yet registered in Texas, you are too late to vote in this Primary, but please do register so that you can vote in November.)
    You should be a Democrat. We have an open primary in Texas and anyone can vote in either the Republican or Democratic Primaries on March 4. (But you can not vote in both!)
    – No one will make you ‘sign in blood’ that you are a Democrat, but if you have a conscience – you’ll know it’s wrong to vote in the Democratic Primary if you are really a Republican or committed Independent.
    STEP 2) ATTENDING YOUR PRECINCT CONVENTION
    This is the “caucus” step of our Texas system. The caucus step allocates 67 or 29.4% of the Texas Delegates. This is a significant number and demonstrates how just one person attending a precinct convention can make a difference.
    In every precinct in Texas, there will be a “precinct convention” which will take place at the Election Day Polling Place for your precinct. It should begin at 7:15 PM. It does not matter if you vote in Early Voting or on Election Day – anyone who votes in the Democratic Primary can attend their precinct convention.
    Some people are reluctant to attend their precinct convention. It is not a painful experience. It may even be enjoyable and interesting to meet other Democrats in your neighborhood.
    The precinct convention does not have to be a lengthy meeting. This is the Democratic Party and Democrats respect your privacy and your choices. If you are interested and inclined to help more, Democrat Committees will very much welcome further participation and volunteers, but there is no obligation.
    The most important part of the precinct convention is right at the beginning – signing in on a form and listing the Presidential candidate you support. Even if you leave soon after the sign-in, just signing-in can help your candidate with delegate allocation.

  380. I’ve worked with Justice for Janitors in Houston, jithendra…don’t worry

    the majority are latino and trust me they know how to disseminate information and organize…

    and they will!!!

  381. Hillary is asking for 30k of her donors to make a contribution within the next 48hrs so that they can continue to compete. She says that she will be campaigning non-stop in OH and Tx in the next couple of days.

    I just donated 2xs, $25.44 and $10.44. If 30k respond with an average of $35, someone on Taylor Marsh says that she will have $1mil. I haven’t done the math but I hope that she gets it. She needs more ads up and visibility.

    Fox Dynamic poll has her up about 7-9pts in OH today. In Tx she is down about 3-4. Oh and RI looks good. I’m hoping that her women and Latino vote have been undersampled and that she pulls out TX.

    I don’t care if she lose s the del math in TX but if she pulls off the popular vote, that’s good enough.

  382. >>I’ve worked with Justice for Janitors in Houston, jithendra…don’t worry

    the majority are latino and trust me they know how to disseminate information and organize…

    🙂 cool then

  383. The more REALITY is brought to Obama campaign the more his numbers will move down with African Americans.

    Now back to my confirmation on the state of electibility of OBAMA, the PONZI SCHEME.

    From PerezHilton, source Us Weekly:
    http://perezhilton.com/2008-02-28-coming-out-of-the-closet
    Coming Out Of The Closet
    Filed under: Politik

    Texas-bred gal Angie Harmon has announced that she’s supporting Republican Senator John McCain in his bid for the White House.

    You see, not everyone in Hollywood is Democrat!

    The TV actress also claims that there’s a lot of McCain support in LA and that there’s an underground Republican party in the city of Angels.

    “There are a lot more people in L.A. voting for McCain than you think,” Harmon says.

    Why go underground?

    Stand up and speak out for what you believe in, we say
    *****************************************************
    Like I said before McCain is very popular in California and he made too many mistakes, he will not win California or Texas or Florida.

    Also it’s not only Republicans but Independents and Reagan Democrats–oops I meant to say Democrats how haven’t drunk the Kool-aid.

  384. Sittin Bull,

    Yeah – those TPM boys are amusing 🙂 It’s like the same guys who just sit there, and pounce on every tidbit of news that comes in.

    And no matter what it is, they figure out some way to “Blame Hillary” LOL

  385. Who is this bastard on MSNBC – saying with confidence that Hillary Clinton circulated that stupid picture of Obama in the Somali suit! 🙁

  386. am concerned that if hillary is not president, i might have to go back to India… because with bad economy, now is the need for experienced person on economy.. if economy is continue to be bad.. i might lose my job and go back to india so am concerned 🙁

  387. Yeah right – on the day she makes an important foreign policy address – Hillary decides to circulate that dumb picture – which becomes everyone’s number story – and her foreign policy speech gets almost ZERO coverage.

    I’ve had it with MSNBC Corp and all the rest. Who are these bastards – idiots, so-called Journalists – who try and tell the public what to believe, who they should like and who they shouldn’t! I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

  388. I think the way to understand MSNBC is to think of them as entertainment. Not even infotainment, but purely entertainment. It’s like gladiators in ancient Rome. They want people to fight and draw blood and attract viewers. Information and news have nothing to do with it.

  389. i worked at motorola for 2 years from Oct 2005 – Aug 2007 .. i have seen many people that got fired each qtr.. eventually i was fired too… 🙂

  390. jithendra and all

    this won’t be the end of it ….. have faith August is a long way off and always remember HILLARY IS IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!

    put that worry in the freezer!!

  391. Ben, I know that story. I reported last night here (see earlier in the thread). I am referring to the following comment of yours:

    “Now, according to Taylor Marsh, CTV is countering by bringing forth their source for the whole story – which she thinks is gonna be the Ambassador himself.”

    where does she say that? Austan Goolsbee hasn’t denied anything. He is just not talking to the press and directing all questions to the campaign.

  392. TPS, I was pretty sure I read that at Taylor’s place.

    I’m getting confused 🙂

    Maybe the part where Goolsbee denies is on TPM site. They’re really spinning around with NAFA-gate over there.

  393. I think one thing we can do is to stop watching MSNBC and CNN. Period. Their ratings suck already. I hope they go bankrupt.

  394. Shamless Hussein Obama camp!

    Obama Camp to Clinton: You Will Fail … ‘Miserably’

    elections.foxnews.com/2008/02/29/obama-camp-to-clinton-you-will-fail-miserably/

  395. NAFA-GATE

    I love it where Hillary says: “We’re not satisfied with all these denials.” LOL. Make ’em all deny again. The more we can keep them off message, the better.

  396. forget next weeks moneybomb…do it now. Lets reach that 30,000 by tonight and do 30,000 more every day until Tuesday. I’m going to have to take my tax rebate and pay off my contributions, but I feel this is a more than worthy cause. The thoughts of Barack Hussein Obama representing ME is offensive.

  397. Everybody all hands on deck…Obamas shameless cold hearted admonishing to her today…this is shameful.

    Show his ass everybody .. I loate this guy.

  398. I love the dust up over Hillary’s Phone Call at 3:00 AM ad. Why did this upset ‘Bama so much? They have this won, don’t they? Sure, everybody knows that Hillary is more qualified to be Commander-in-Chief, as evidenced by the 30 Generals and Flag Officers who have endorsed her candidacy.

  399. The campaign needs to put that Headline on the front page of her website … and ask for EVEN more money to fight his ass with.

    So this is the guy of change and unity. Fcuk him and his abrasive wife and his whole campaign.

  400. I just put a little something extra in the pot. I’ve given three times this week already I’m so fed up with this guy. My computer is damn near a cash register.

  401. She Will NOT FAIL. Get your money out folks .. we got to give her a chance to run those all weekend ads. I’m in till the last dawg dies. She needs us now to fight this assssshole. I am steamed by his telling her she will fail miserably. But you know what … he’ll come out and issue a non denial, denial.

    This guy never takes responsibility..we got one of those in the Whitehouse right now and we sure don’t need another 4 years of cowboy stupidity.

    His cockiness is continuing to show and that in a leader brings doom on a nation. Remember Bush and “wanted dead or alive”

  402. Wow, I just had kind of a brainstorm folks – but I’m not sure I got the technical skill to make it happen.

    Why don’t we locate as many debate clips as we can find – and then splice together every instance of Obama saying: “I agree, Senator Clinton is right, I agree” etc. 🙂

    I think that could even be a great ad for Hillary. Just play all these clips of Obama saying “I agree” and at the end just say, “I’m Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.”

  403. sugar, I know what you mean but the more I hear his name HUSSEIN the more I despise his brass ass.

    He will never represent me. He makes me want to puke.

  404. I hear you Dot. I’m sure I’ll give again before the weekend is even over. This paragraph from that Fox article is great!

    “If he cannot win all of these states with all this effort, there’s a problem,” the memo said. “Should Senator Obama fail to score decisive victories with all of the resources and effort he is bringing to bear, the message will be clear: Democrats, the majority of whom have favored Hillary in the primary contests held to date, have their doubts about Senator Obama and are having second thoughts about him as a prospective standard-bearer.”

    That’s what we’ve been saying all along!

  405. Jesus Harold Christ, I mentioned Sun Myung Moon on my blog today, comparing Barack Hussein Obama to him (lol), and the Moonies have swooped down on me! Well, just one Moonie. No offense to anyone here who may be a Moonie.

  406. carbynew – where we are right now with NAFTA-GATE, the Bambi guy finally came out and made his denial 🙂

    Now the ball is back in CTV’s court.

  407. I hope the Cleaver and the CTV story stick through the weekend. I think the Cleaver story is more disturbing to me than anything!!!

  408. Informed – yeah, that’s a great story. I particularly like the way Obama built his legislative accomplishments in Illinois. That senior legislator just adopted him and stuck his name on every piece of legislation that went thru. Obama – the golden boy – gets a free ride. All these accomplishments, and no work! The man – everything about him – is disgusting.

  409. Final Push People. I’ve been so honored to join with this group of people at Big Pink. We’ve done so much here and I encourage everyone to muster one more round of money, phone banking, email superdelegates and uncommitted. I’m bordering on collapse here, mentally and physically but I want this for her so badly. I want her to represent this country not because she is a woman .. but because she is the most qualified and has REAL ideas and solutions. I feel we will definitely go backwards as a country without her at the helm.

    Oh, please God in Heaven give her strength this weekend, give her campaign wisdom and please open eyes of the voters to the mass hysteria in the media to the coward who wants to control our country..he and his merry band of puppetmasters in Washington. I don’t normally pray for something like this, but I feel compelled to ask, in Jesus name. Amen.

  410. jithendra..because he knows it will hit home with people. He is unqualified and inexperienced.

    Hillary is just stating facts that everybody already knows…he’s afraid

  411. I really like the idea of the ad with all his statements….” I agree with Hillary”…I doubt whether he could find a way to disagree with that one….anyway…it would sure be funny watching him trying to do it. 😀

  412. JAS – he’s already in one. It’s Bambi against MSM in Canada, and now upper levels of the Canadian government are involved.

    I’m glad Obama intends to restore America’s good name in the world – NOT! His shameless lying and pandering on the NAFTA issue has got the entire Canadian government pissed at him!

  413. The idea that hordes of grass roots contributors are driving the financial engine of the Obama campaign is a myth which has been advertised free of charge by a compliant media.

    It is a stunningly nurtured falsehood.

    His campaign utilizes a political fundraising machine that relies heavily on the wealthy, the powerful and the most exploitive of money lenders in the subprime mortgage crises.

    Penny Pritzker, finance chairwoman for the Obama campaign, according to Earl Offari Hutchinson

    headed up the borderline shady and failed Superior Bank. It collapsed in 2002. The bank’s sordid story and its abominable role in fueling the sub-prime crisis are well known and documented. It engaged in deceptive and faulty lending, questionable accounting practices, and charged hidden fees. It did it with the sleepy-eyed see-no-evil oversight of federal. It made thousands of dubious loans to mostly poor, strapped homeowners. A disproportionate number of them were minority.

    Obama’s home state, Illinois, ranked near the top of thee states in the percentage of sub-prime mortgages. Nearly 15 percent of home loans were sub-prime according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. But that only tells part of the tale. According to the Woodstock Institute, a Chicago non-profit that studies housing issues, the sub-prime fall-out was far higher in the predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods of South and Southwest Chicago.

    The predictable happened when many of those lost their homes. When the bank collapsed Pritzker and bank officials skipped away with their profits and reputations intact. Aside from the financial and personal misery sub prime lenders caused the thousands of distressed homeowners, sub-prime lending has been a major cause of the housing crisis in many areas, and has dealt a sledgehammer blow to the economy. Obama has said nothing about Pritzker, Superior Bank, or their dubious practices.

    Instead, there was a touching, even teary eyed photo op, moment during one of Obama’s Texas campaign swings. There was Obama talking to a group of San Antonio residents and lambasting the CEO of a sub-prime lender for greedily snatching at a $100 million buy out package while thousands of home borrowers that his company snookered into loans at below market rates faced foreclosure or the threat of foreclosure.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari -hutchinson/if-obamas-for-real-on-th_b_8 9159.html

    According to the Center For Responsibe Politics, http://www.opensecrets.org/about/index.a sp, a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy, the 20 top contributors to the Barack Obama campaign are Wall Street financial companies, their registered lobbyists and go-to law firms.

    Seven of the campaign’s top 14 donors are officers and employees of the companies that either originated or bundled fraudulent mortgages.

    These seven Wall Street firms are in the order of money given: Goldman Sachs, UBS, AG, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. There is also a large hedge fund, Citadel Investment Group, which is a major source of fee income to Wall Street. There are five corporate law firms that are also registered lobbyists; and one is a corporate law firm that is no longer a registered lobbyist, but does legal work for Wall Street.

    The cumulative total of these 14 contributors through February 1, 2008, was close to 3 million ($2,872,128).

    But this was merely a drop in the Obama bucket. Major fundraisers, often called bundlers, are playing a gigantic role in financing the campaign. In the last half of 2007, Obama raised $58 million, of that amount at least $13 million came from bundlers and Chicago Tribune Staff reporters Mike Dorning and John McCormick wrote, “the total is probably much higher.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ chi/070725obama

    But I bet you still thought his campaign was a movement powered by everyday Americans? We have been fed a load of pablum.

    60% of the Obama campaign’s funds have come from people who have given at least $1,000, the kind of donors who are most often recruited by bundlers. Only 30% of his contributions have come from people who gave less than $200.

    The inability or outright refusal of the press to report the reality as opposed to the myth goes back to the beginning of his campaign. In an early democratic debate, former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska said Obama’s much repeated disavowal of lobbyist contributions is “less than pure” because he has wealthy executives who employ lobbyists raising money for him.

    Gravel singled out Obama fundraiser, Robert Wolf, America’s chairman for Swiss-based UBS Investment Bank, a “foreign owned bank” he said with “lobbyists in Washington.” At that point employees of UBS had given at least $142,000.

    As the campaign has progressed so has the duplicity. These top five contributors to the Obama campaign have filed as registerd lobbyists: Sidley Austin LLP; Skadden, Arps, et al; Jenner & Block; Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmerhale, aka Wilmer Cutler Pickering. Bob Bauer, counsel to the Obama campaign, is an attorney with Perkins Coie, that law firm is also a registered lobbyist.

    But here is where the duplicty takes on the dimension of the “Big Lie” and the sort of deception that could only happen in a country which no longer has an objective and impartial press corps. Nothing that follows is innuendo or conjecture or even suppostion. It is fact..

    On February 10, 2005,Obama voted in favor of the passage of the misnamed Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 which seriously hampers the rights of ordinary citizens to challenge corporations. Senators Biden, Boxer, Byrd, Clinton, Corzine, Durbin, Feingold, Kerry Leah, Reid and 16 other democrats voted against it.

    So did 14 state attorneys general, including Lisa Madigan of Obama’s homes state of Illinois. She called it a “corporate giveaway.” The Senate also received a desperate plea from more than 40 civil rights and labor organizations, including the NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Justice and Democracy, Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense Fund) and Alliance for Justice. http://zcommunications.org/znet/view

    They wrote:

    Under the Act citizens are denied the right to use their own state courts to bring class actions against corporations that violate state wage and hour and state civil rights laws, even where that corporation has hundreds of employees in that state. Moving these state law cases into federaal court will delay and likely deny justice for working men and women and victims of discrimination. The federal courts are already overburdened. Additionally, federal courts are less likely to certify classes or provide relief for violations of state law”

    The bill which will seriously impair labor, consumer and civil rights involved five years of pressure from 100 corporations, 475 lobbyists, and tens of millions of corporate dollars to buy influence. It also involved the active participation of the Wall Street firms now funding the Obama campaign. The Civil Justice Reform Group, a business alliance comprising general counsels from Fortune 100 firms, was instrumental in drafting the class action bill, according to Public Citizen which also said in a 2003 report http://www.citizen.org Mayer-Brown partners and employees gave close to $100,000 [$92,817] to the Obama campaign by December 31, 2007. Mayer-Brown hired by the US Chamber of Commerce spent $16 million in 2003 lobbying the government on class action reform.

    According to a comprehensive report form the nonprofit group, United for A Fair Economy, http://www.faireconomy.org/ over the past eight years the total loss of wealth for people of color is between $164 million and $213 billion for subprime loans -the greatest loss of wealth for people of color in modern history.

    But it appears that the identity politics carefully nurtured and enforced by the Obama campaign [see John Lewis statement on Obama campaign pressure to switch his superdelegate vote from Hillary]has successfully concealed from the AA community, as well as most Americans, that Barack Obama supported this bill–while his opponent Hillarty Clinton did not. Inotherworrds he protected those companies, according to federal data, which best exploited the AA community.

    People of color are three times more likely to have subprime loans. High-cost loans account for 55 percent of loans to blacks, but only 17 percent of loans to whites. If there had been equitable distribution of subprime loans, losses for white people would be 44.5 percent higher and losses for people of color would be about 24 percent lower. This is evidence of systemic prejudice and institutional racism.

    If we had a media that was doing its job of asking questions important to voters in this primary season here is what they would be saying:

    . It appears top financial contributors to the Obama campaign are the same Wall Street companies whose mortgage lenders cheated the the elderly, the poor and especially AA’s under predatory loans?

    . Citigroup, an Obama big donor, according to a former employee at CitiFinacial who testified to the FTC, has said under oath it was standard practice to target people based on race and educational level. http://zcommunications.org/znet/view

    . The same firms, aided by corporate lawyers and registered lobbyists, who support Obama now weakened our ability to fight back with their anti class action vehicle which Senator Barack Obama voted for.

    Obama is counting on the media not telling you the truth. His financial campaign will stay buried behind rallies where kids swoon and shout “hope.” Unless you act now. Take this story and tell your friends. Send it to people you know. Talk about it. Do not give in. The media is at best lazy, at worst lying. We are a free people and we deserve the truth. Stop taking your daily dose of hopium.

    His campaign utilizes a political fundraising machine that relies heavily on the wealthy, the powerful and the most exploitive of money lenders in the subprime mortgage crises.

    Penny Pritzker, finance chairwoman for the Obama campaign, according to Earl Offari Hutchinson

    headed up the borderline shady and failed Superior Bank. It collapsed in 2002. The bank’s sordid story and its abominable role in fueling the sub-prime crisis are well known and documented. It engaged in deceptive and faulty lending, questionable accounting practices, and charged hidden fees. It did it with the sleepy-eyed see-no-evil oversight of federal. It made thousands of dubious loans to mostly poor, strapped homeowners. A disproportionate number of them were minority.

    Obama’s home state, Illinois, ranked near the top of thee states in the percentage of sub-prime mortgages. Nearly 15 percent of home loans were sub-prime according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. But that only tells part of the tale. According to the Woodstock Institute, a Chicago non-profit that studies housing issues, the sub-prime fall-out was far higher in the predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods of South and Southwest Chicago.

    The predictable happened when many of those lost their homes. When the bank collapsed Pritzker and bank officials skipped away with their profits and reputations intact. Aside from the financial and personal misery sub prime lenders caused the thousands of distressed homeowners, sub-prime lending has been a major cause of the housing crisis in many areas, and has dealt a sledgehammer blow to the economy. Obama has said nothing about Pritzker, Superior Bank, or their dubious practices.

    Instead, there was a touching, even teary eyed photo op, moment during one of Obama’s Texas campaign swings. There was Obama talking to a group of San Antonio residents and lambasting the CEO of a sub-prime lender for greedily snatching at a $100 million buy out package while thousands of home borrowers that his company snookered into loans at below market rates faced foreclosure or the threat of foreclosure.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari -hutchinson/if-obamas-for-real-on-th_b_8 9159.html

    According to the Center For Responsibe Politics, http://www.opensecrets.org/about/index.a sp, a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy, the 20 top contributors to the Barack Obama campaign are Wall Street financial companies, their registered lobbyists and go-to law firms.

    Seven of the campaign’s top 14 donors are officers and employees of the companies that either originated or bundled fraudulent mortgages.

    These seven Wall Street firms are in the order of money given: Goldman Sachs, UBS, AG, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. There is also a large hedge fund, Citadel Investment Group, which is a major source of fee income to Wall Street. There are five corporate law firms that are also registered lobbyists; and one is a corporate law firm that is no longer a registered lobbyist, but does legal work for Wall Street.

    The cumulative total of these 14 contributors through February 1, 2008, was close to 3 million ($2,872,128).

    But this was merely a drop in the Obama bucket. Major fundraisers, often called bundlers, are playing a gigantic role in financing the campaign. In the last half of 2007, Obama raised $58 million, of that amount at least $13 million came from bundlers and Chicago Tribune Staff reporters Mike Dorning and John McCormick wrote, “the total is probably much higher.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ chi/070725obama

    But I bet you still thought his campaign was a movement powered by everyday Americans? We have been fed a load of pablum.

    60% of the Obama campaign’s funds have come from people who have given at least $1,000, the kind of donors who are most often recruited by bundlers. Only 30% of his contributions have come from people who gave less than $200.

    The inability or outright refusal of the press to report the reality as opposed to the myth goes back to the beginning of his campaign. In an early democratic debate, former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska said Obama’s much repeated disavowal of lobbyist contributions is “less than pure” because he has wealthy executives who employ lobbyists raising money for him.

    Gravel singled out Obama fundraiser, Robert Wolf, America’s chairman for Swiss-based UBS Investment Bank, a “foreign owned bank” he said with “lobbyists in Washington.” At that point employees of UBS had given at least $142,000.

    As the campaign has progressed so has the duplicity. These top five contributors to the Obama campaign have filed as registerd lobbyists: Sidley Austin LLP; Skadden, Arps, et al; Jenner & Block; Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmerhale, aka Wilmer Cutler Pickering. Bob Bauer, counsel to the Obama campaign, is an attorney with Perkins Coie, that law firm is also a registered lobbyist.

    But here is where the duplicty takes on the dimension of the “Big Lie” and the sort of deception that could only happen in a country which no longer has an objective and impartial press corps. Nothing that follows is innuendo or conjecture or even suppostion. It is fact..

    On February 10, 2005,Obama voted in favor of the passage of the misnamed Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 which seriously hampers the rights of ordinary citizens to challenge corporations. Senators Biden, Boxer, Byrd, Clinton, Corzine, Durbin, Feingold, Kerry Leah, Reid and 16 other democrats voted against it.

    So did 14 state attorneys general, including Lisa Madigan of Obama’s homes state of Illinois. She called it a “corporate giveaway.” The Senate also received a desperate plea from more than 40 civil rights and labor organizations, including the NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Justice and Democracy, Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense Fund) and Alliance for Justice. http://zcommunications.org/znet/view

    They wrote:

    Under the Act citizens are denied the right to use their own state courts to bring class actions against corporations that violate state wage and hour and state civil rights laws, even where that corporation has hundreds of employees in that state. Moving these state law cases into federaal court will delay and likely deny justice for working men and women and victims of discrimination. The federal courts are already overburdened. Additionally, federal courts are less likely to certify classes or provide relief for violations of state law”

    The bill which will seriously impair labor, consumer and civil rights involved five years of pressure from 100 corporations, 475 lobbyists, and tens of millions of corporate dollars to buy influence. It also involved the active participation of the Wall Street firms now funding the Obama campaign. The Civil Justice Reform Group, a business alliance comprising general counsels from Fortune 100 firms, was instrumental in drafting the class action bill, according to Public Citizen which also said in a 2003 report http://www.citizen.org Mayer-Brown partners and employees gave close to $100,000 [$92,817] to the Obama campaign by December 31, 2007. Mayer-Brown hired by the US Chamber of Commerce spent $16 million in 2003 lobbying the government on class action reform.

    According to a comprehensive report form the nonprofit group, United for A Fair Economy, http://www.faireconomy.org/ over the past eight years the total loss of wealth for people of color is between $164 million and $213 billion for subprime loans -the greatest loss of wealth for people of color in modern history.

    But it appears that the identity politics carefully nurtured and enforced by the Obama campaign [see John Lewis statement on Obama campaign pressure to switch his superdelegate vote from Hillary]has successfully concealed from the AA community, as well as most Americans, that Barack Obama supported this bill–while his opponent Hillarty Clinton did not. Inotherworrds he protected those companies, according to federal data, which best exploited the AA community.

    People of color are three times more likely to have subprime loans. High-cost loans account for 55 percent of loans to blacks, but only 17 percent of loans to whites. If there had been equitable distribution of subprime loans, losses for white people would be 44.5 percent higher and losses for people of color would be about 24 percent lower. This is evidence of systemic prejudice and institutional racism.

    If we had a media that was doing its job of asking questions important to voters in this primary season here is what they would be saying:

    . It appears top financial contributors to the Obama campaign are the same Wall Street companies whose mortgage lenders cheated the the elderly, the poor and especially AA’s under predatory loans?

    . Citigroup, an Obama big donor, according to a former employee at CitiFinacial who testified to the FTC, has said under oath it was standard practice to target people based on race and educational level. http://zcommunications.org/znet/view

    . The same firms, aided by corporate lawyers and registered lobbyists, who support Obama now weakened our ability to fight back with their anti class action vehicle which Senator Barack Obama voted for.

    Obama is counting on the media not telling you the truth. His financial campaign will stay buried behind rallies where kids swoon and shout “hope.” Unless you act now. Take this story and tell your friends. Send it to people you know. Talk about it. Do not give in. The media is at best lazy, at worst lying. We are a free people and we deserve the truth. Stop taking your daily dose of hopium.

  414. Thanks ben. I am pleased with this one:) That’s why I know the obamadroids over there are going to swarm like the hateful things they are.

  415. plural Says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    It’s another non-denial denial.
    **********************************************
    Obama is a DESSEMBLER not a Uniter!!!

    You’e NEVER going to hear an outright denial because he CAN’T say it. Obama has been telling every group what they want to hear instead of what he believes or what his true positions are…so you REALLY don’t know what this candidate for the POTUS stand for…I know he STAND for the rights of Palestinians because I seen him advocate for that.

    I know he STANDS with DOMESTIC TERRORISM because he accepts their money to his campaigns and other interests.

    I’m not sure if he stand with African Americans because he advocated money to his mentor Rezko and MAJOR SLUM LORD in his POOR AFRICAN AMERICAN in his ward he represented.

    So it’s alright for Obama to advocate for fairness and equal treatment for Palestinians (which is a good thing) but allow dehumanizing condidtions to continue on African Americans at home….why does this reminds me of Katrina.

  416. The latest Fox Polls on TX shows Hussein Obama leads 3%, but take a look at this:

    Clinton Obama Other Undecided
    Strong Democrats 54% 41% 1% 4%
    All Democrats 53% 42% 2% 4%
    Independents 38% 54% 3% 5%

    He is losing more than double digits among democrats. These democratic open primaries are joke. The republicans and the so called independents are choosing our nominee.

  417. Campaign just told me that Obama has run a full page ad today in Austin paper with blatant lies on her health care plan!!!! AGAIN

    They need MONEY, MONEY, MONEY to run newspaper ads and round the clock ads into Tuesday. He is outspending her 4 to 1 in Texas.

    They really, really, need funds. Lets go Big Pink. She can depend on us, once more.

  418. Linfair, that article is AWESOME! The really sad thing is, the media hasn’t just started this downward spiral. It started when the talk about going to war in Iraq began. They sat on their asses and hyped up the claims that there were WMD’s as much as Bush. Things are way out of control.

  419. Austan Goolsbee didn’t deny anything. All he said was he didn’t call them. He is parsing words here. He says it is accurate. Doesn’t say the story is fales and is refusing talk to the press.

  420. “# jithendra Says:
    i don’t understand why bambi’ camp & bambi crying over the new ad released by clinton…”

    Because the Hussein Obama camp cries over everything and anything that may hurt their chance. A bunch of losers.

  421. Does anyone know if I can make a contribution for someone else? My sisters birthday is 3/7 and she just told me to contribute to Hillary as her gift. Can I do that? I don’t want to have IRS or any government agent on my doorstep…sis doesn’t have a credit card or I’d just tell her I’d pay it.

  422. This is good. I am glad they are doing this:

    blogs.reuters.com/trail08

    The Clinton campaign organized a conference call to say that anything butbig victories by Obama in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont on Tuesday would be seen as a problem for him.

    “If, given the mantle of front-runner, with enormous financial resources given to them, they are unable to win these states, it sends a very clear signal that Democrats want this campaign to continue and there is some dissatisfaction with Sen. Obama’s campaign,” Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said.

  423. From Greg Sargent at Obama Talking Points Memo:

    Another Version Of The Goolsbee Story From ABC News
    By Greg Sargent – February 29, 2008, 2:38PM
    Below we noted that The New York Observer had gotten Austan Goolsbee to deny that he’d had any conversations with any Canadian official about whether Obama’s NAFTA stump talk was mere “campaign rhetoric,” as Canada TV reported.

    “It is a totally inaccurate story,” Goolsbee told The Observer “I did not call these people and I direct you to the press office.”

    But ABC News reached Goolsbee, too, and they had a different conversation:

    ABC News’ Jennifer Parker spoke to Goolsbee, a University of Chicago economics professor, Thursday who would not confirm or deny that he had a conversation with Georges Rioux, the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago. Rioux, in meetings this week in Ottawa, would also neither confirm nor deny any conversation took place. Both men did say that they know each other.
    So, according to ABC, neither of those two men would confirm or deny whether they talked. The Obama campaign has a statement out today that doesn’t explicitly mention Goolsbee, but said the story is “not true,” and added that “no one at any level of our campaign, at any point, anywhere, who said or otherwise implied Obama was backing away from his consistent position on trade.”

  424. With Bambi

    If you mention his color, you are racist

    If you point out his Kenyan ancestory you are racist

    If you bring up his present votes, you are racist

    If you point out his wifes unpatriotic remarks you are racist

    If you point to his chicago ties you are racist

    If you call him out for his lies you are racist

    **

    The only thing this guy ever did was say he was against Iraq but he never had to vote.

    I guess that means I’m qualified to run the country because I was against it as well.

    That’s his claim to fame … and the lurvefest that is known as our media.

    Shameful

  425. wow

    “Clinton Obama Other Undecided
    Strong Democrats 54% 41% 1% 4%
    All Democrats 53% 42% 2% 4%”

    These screwey primaries invite the Republicans to decide our candidate. Didn’t the Dems ever think of this?

  426. GOOD! HILLARY IS GOING AFTER NOBAMA (From Time’s Page)

    “CLINTON TAKES EXTENDED SHOT AT OBAMA AT AFTERNOON WACO, TEXAS VETERANS EVENT.
    USES “3 AM” RHETORIC FROM HER NEW TV AD:

    “Sen. Obama says if we talk about national security, we are trying to scare people. I don’t think Texans scare that easily.”

    Says missed Obama votes on national security make him “missing in action.””

    thepage.time.com/

  427. Suagar, thank you. thank you. Please go and recommend it so we can keep the information out there.

    Anyone else willing to go recommend it? Please do so.

    The mainsteam press is reading the blogs. If we can get this out maybe we can get a story or two. Crumbs I know. But somehow the truth about Obama has to be heard.

    Here is the link: http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/2/29/154111/980

  428. Hey good people, I like that Hillary has a contributor counter

    I just donated and it is up to 7383 donors today. I hope we can get

    it up to the 30,000 goal. Go Hillary!

  429. Missing in Action…those present votes can be considered that as well. Unwilling to take a stand.

    Go Hillary, Give Em Hill!

  430. Amen, dot . . .
    and I know exactly how you feel. The stakes in this election have never been higher. Hillary Clinton is our only shot to change the direction of this country. I can’t help but invoke that cityedition article – because it’s the only thing that makes sense. Why else would the corporate media refuse to look at this man’s background, his rise to power, his type of politics. It’s certainly not because these cynical jerks really believe all this hope, unity, yes we can shit. It’s because this is a power play like nothing this country has ever seen. And it’s main focus – to prevent a Hillary Clinton presidency; to prevent a woman, a great and courageous woman who has been a true reformer all her life, from getting into office and
    and actually making changes – that would reduce their power – their control of the wealth of this nation. At one point, a year or so ago, it looked like Hillary would be unstoppable – and then this Obama appears out of nowhere.

    Looks at his entire political career. His first political office – his staff goes and challenges enough signatures, so that every opponent of his is removed and he runs unopposed. His run for the senate – where two opponents are brought down – not by votes – but by legally obtaining their divorce records, and revealing dirt. And then, the hapless and crazy Alan Keyes is brought in as his opponent.

  431. @ IndBen

    Yes, and the insider powers of the Beltway and the Democrats want to stop her because she is independent and listens to the real people of this country.

  432. “We have a sick political culture,” said Jay Stewart, the executive director of the Chicago Better Government Association, “and that’s the environment that Barack Obama came from.”

  433. . . . [continued from above.] I just have to say this. Remember the Deval Patrick plagiarism thing? You know, I think Hillary knew exactly what she was doing. She knew it would never fly as “plagiarism” but by saying that, it called the media’s attention to it – and at least they played those two men, side by side. Obama: “we’re friends, and he loaned me this lines to use.” Of course, no big deal. But when you really look at the two of them, their campaigns, you see that they are exactly the same. Obama is reading from a script created by Axelrod. Deval Patrick’s campaign in Massachusetts was a test run – for the eventual Obama campaign. You have to give Obama some credit – he’s a fast learner, and he’s pretty damn slick.

  434. Stewart says he does not understand why Obama has lectured others about corruption in Washington and Kenya but “been noticeably silent on the issue of corruption here in his home state, including at this point, mostly Democratic politicians.”

  435. all obama running for president is fxxucking fairy tale.. i think in no other true democratic country this could have happened…. all bull shit

  436. … [continued again] All those debates from back in the summer. If you remember, he was awful – and Hillary just towered over him. But with the moderators assisting, he got his education – on policy and how to discuss policy and issues – from Hillary Clinton. It’s just too bad only true political junkies were watching those debates. You can see it in the recent debates too. The debate in Texas – he never looks at her, he’s doodling on his paper. Then Hillary gets that question on the Wall… and Obama’s head snaps up and he’s paying attention. Time for Bambi to go to school! Hillary gives a great nuanced answer – the wall isn’t good everywhere on the border. And Obama: Me too! I AGREE WITH HILLARY!

  437. Hey TPS, thank you.

    The deception and deceit practiced by this Obama campaign rivals Bush.

    Axelrod is the new Rove. We are into second generation Rove politics now.

    I want to see Texas And Ohio and RI in Hillary’s win column so bad I can taste it.

    Gotta make my phone calls soon 🙂 I was so busy working on the story I hardly had time to check in today.

    But I think it was worth it. Susan from NoQaurter is going to post it over there later. And hopefully it will be up at Taylor Marsh too.

    I hope everyone is good. I have been calling Texas all week and I am developing a twang 🙂

  438. “I don’t think these ads will work this time because the question’s not about picking up the phone, it is about what kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone,” Obama said in Houston Friday. “We have had a red phone moment — it was the decision to invade Iraq. Senator Clinton gave the wrong answer.”
    *****************************************************
    The only person apologizing for having bad judgement is Barack Hussein Obama. So yes I do believe Hillary Clinton would make the best judgement for the People of the United State, then say Barack Hussein Obama who made the decision to line his own pockets with a known SLUM LORD in his ward.

  439. @linfar. Not yet, but I will. Hey gang, are we all paranoid here? LOL.
    No, I just think we’re vigilant. Being vigilant, being informed, is the only way we save our Democracy, our country. Unfortunately, the Obama playbook was designed to appeal to young people; the American Idol generation. I’m not saying they’re all stupid – just maybe they’re not really paying attention. So many people are investing hopes and dreams in that man – and the letdown is going to devastate people.

  440. We should hit Obama with some judgment – how about hitting the WRONG frigging button six times on votes in Illinois.

  441. plural – yes he is. He does “me too” on those tricky policy questions, the ones that might affect the upcoming vote, that Hillary always gets. But he’s learned his stump speech lines, and most of his policy positions.