The Barack Obama Cesspool Threat

Barack Obama made love to conservative newspapers today, again.

Ignoring Senator Hillary Clinton’s work with, and in opposition to Republicans, Obama said “Her natural inclination is to draw a picture of Republicans as people who need to be crushed and defeated”. Apparently Obama’s view is kindness to Republicans while trashing Democrats.

Democrats are reciprocating Obama’s contempt. Many Hillary Clinton supporters will simply NOT vote for Obama – EVER. Pew Survey:

A solid majority of voters (56%) says Obama has not provided enough information about his plans and policies; in contrast, most voters say Clinton and McCain have disclosed enough information about their plans. Moreover, a plurality of voters (43%) says that Obama would not be “tough enough” in dealing with foreign policy and national security issues.

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. [snip]

In general, the single words used to describe Obama are very positive, but the word “inexperienced” is used most frequently to describe the Illinois senator.

“Experienced” is the word used most often to describe Clinton, with the words “strong” and untrustworthy” also mentioned frequently. For McCain, the word “old” is used most often as a descriptor, far outnumbering mentions of “honest,” “experienced” and “patriot.”

Americans trust Hillary Clinton as Ready on Day 1.

Americans do not trust Barack Obama with their lives. There is plenty of reasons for this hesitance. The latest reason is Obama’s continuing NAFTA circumlocutions.

Despite repeated requests, Barack Obama’s campaign is still neither verifying nor denying a CTV report that a senior member of the team made contact with the Canadian government — via the Chicago consulate general — regarding comments Obama made about NAFTA. [snip]

On Wednesday, CTV reported that a senior member of Obama’s campaign called the Canadian government within the last month — saying that when Senator Obama talks about opting out of the free trade deal, the Canadian government shouldn’t worry. The operative said it was just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously.

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 questions to the campaign headquarters. [snip]

Sources at the highest levels of the Canadian government — who first told CTV that a call was made from the Obama camp — have reconfirmed their position.

And then there is Obama’s indicted slumlord friend Rezko which few Americans have heard about. Obama denounces Federal lobbyists but takes money and friendship from statehouse lobbyists. Obama attacks Washington, D.C. and national Democrats but remains silent about his corrupt Chicago friends. ABC News calls it an Obama “Cesspool”:

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.” [snip]

“This wasn’t just some guy who wrote a check once for Barack Obama, it’s someone who was an early supporter and had a personal relationship with Sen. Obama for quite some time,” Stewart said.

Indeed, even after he was elected to the United States Senate, Obama involved Rezko in a land deal that enabled the senator to buy his current home on Chicago’s South Side.

Obama has since called his decision to involve Rezko “a bone-headed mistake.”

“Tony Rezko is all that is wrong with the old kind of politics or any kind of politics,” said the Better Government Association’s Stewart.

The Rezko trial will focus on Rezko’s alleged role in steering Illinois state contracts in exchange for kickbacks and political contributions to Rezko friends.

The most damning examples cited by prosecutors involve Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but several of the contributions were directed to Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign.

A motion filed by federal prosecutors identifies two instances when Rezko directed contributions to an unnamed “political candidate” who has since been identified by Chicago newspapers as Obama. [snip]

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 said.

Obama’s cesspool is overflowing. Americans should be afraid, very afraid.

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  1. Senator Hillary Clinton just delivered a blistering indictment of Senator Barack Obama’s qualifications to serve as commander-in-chief, saying he had been “missing in action” at several important moments.
    While Mr. Obama has said that his opposition in 2002 to the Iraq war showed that he had better judgment than she had, she belittled that opposition as a mere speech at a time when he did not have the responsibility to vote on the war.
    “There’s a big difference between delivering a speech at an anti-war rally as a state senator and picking up that phone at 3 a.m. in the morning and dealing with an international crisis,” she declared, standing on a stage here with military veterans and a gigantic American flag behind her.
    Despite his speech, she said, “by 2004, he was saying he wasn’t sure how he would have voted,” and by the time he got to the United States Senate, “he voted exactly as I did.”
    She said he was “missing in action” on the recent Senate vote on Iran and missing in action as chairman of a subcommittee responsible for NATO policy in Afghanistan.
    The Clinton campaign is stepping up its criticism of Mr. Obama in the final days before crucial votes in Texas and Ohio on Tuesday that could determine the fate of her campaign. Polls show that while voters prefer Mr. Obama as president, they still think Mrs. Clinton is a stronger leader and would be a stronger commander-in-chief.
    Mrs. Clinton did not specify what crises she had settled in wee-hour phone calls, but said she had been endorsed by 25 generals and admirals “who know that I will be there to answer the phone and that my experience equips me to give the right answer when I do.”
    She evoked dusty battlefields, remembering a trip to Bosnia as first lady, when the welcoming ceremony “had to be moved inside because of sniper fire.” She said she had traveled to more 80 countries and was “on the front lines” as the United States made peace in Bosnia and Northern Ireland and helped save refugees from ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. She has also served on the Armed Services Committee for five years.
    Her speech was meant to reinforce a new commercial her campaign released today that raises questions about Mr. Obama’s readiness to serve as commander-in-chief. And she and her campaign seem to be fixating on the image of handling the symbolic red phone.
    “I know the difficulties that our men and women in uniform face every day and I also understand completely what it means when that phone rings at 3 a.m.,” she said. “There isn’t any time to convene your advisers, to do a survey about what will or will not be popular. You have to make a decision. In the world we face, we need a president who picks up that phone ready to decide.”
    She said she was “not trying to scare people.” But, she said, “there’s a big difference between giving speeches about national security and giving orders as commander-in-chief.”
    Mrs. Clinton also said she could also take on Senator John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, a former POW during Vietnam, who has made national security the centerpiece of his campaign. “I feel absolutely comfortable standing on that stage with John McCain and going toe to toe on national security,” she said.
    She spoke in a low, grave tone, winning strong applause from the roughly 1,200 people here each time she attacked Mr. Obama. But when she suggested she wanted to step up action in Afghanistan, there was less applause.
    “I will also be a commander-in-chief who refocuses on winning the war in Afghanistan,” she said. “I will do everything in my power to reverse our declining position in Afghanistan,” and will make it clear to allies in NATO “that this is their war too.”

  2. Dear Hillfans I decided to take your advice and spread more negative stuff about Obama and here is one for you to read
    atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/02/obama-islam-the.html

  3. Obama to release a counter 3:00 am ad in Texas saying do you wnat a president answering the phone at 3 in the morning who was right on the iraq war and that Afghanistan is the real threat.

    Hillary should counter with an ad that says he has neglected his duty as chairman of the Subcommittee on European Affairs that has oversight of our relations with NATO and the European Union. Not holding 1 meeting or hearing and has not meet with any NATO allies since becoming chairman 13 months ago.

  4. Radical Muslims for Obama

    With its similarity to popular online sites such as Facebook and MySpace and its links to a network of grassroots blogs, Barack Obama’s campaign website has been hailed as a testament to the candidate’s transformative politics. But at least part of the senator’s online outreach, “Muslim Americans for Obama ’08,” proposes installing Muslim prayer areas in public places and giving Muslims time off for prayer and has denounced Obama’s colleagues in the U.S. Senate who happen to be Jewish. This segment of Obama’s online outreach also has ties to unindicted co-conspirators in terror trials and has recruited Obama supporters from among the ranks of fundamentalist Muslim extremists.

    On the blog, which is attached to BarackObama.com, viewers can read about “the Senate pro-Israeli zionist hawk Joe Lieberman,” as well as criticism aimed at Obama himself for getting too cozy with the Israeli lobby. As stated on the blog, that last part was derived from information found on Electronic Intifada (EI), a terror apologist website based in Chicago, Illinois, Obama’s hometown. According to the site’s co-founder, Ali Abunimah, Senator Obama once told him, regarding Abunimah’s anti-American and anti-Israel writings, to “Keep up the good work!”

    While the Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 blog is hosted by Obama’s website, it is actually part of another site that goes by the same name, located at muslimsforobama08.com. The registered agent for the site is Zakiyah Omar, a women’s costume designer from Jacksonville, Florida. Omar has been involved in the Obama campaign since December 2006 (She has had the site since February ’07). She too has her own blog hosted by the official Obama website.

    On the Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 site, one will find a list of upcoming events, issues and solutions, details on how to join, a links section to sites of interest, and of course, a link to the blog. There’s even a toll-free number to call for more information.

    Within the events section, a number of the listings pertain to conferences and conventions being sponsored by organizations that have a number of troubling ties. One is the 44th Annual ISNA National Convention, held in Rosemont, Illinois.

    ISNA or the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was recently named an “Unindicted Co-conspirator” for a Dallas trial that dealt with the funding of millions of dollars to Hamas. Beginning in December 2003, ISNA was the subject of a Senate investigation into the financing of terror groups overseas. The group currently uses its website to propagate violent hatred against Jews and Christians.

    Another of the events listed is the 32nd ICNA-MAS Convention, held in Hartford, Connecticut. ICNA or the Islamic Circle of North America, in August 2006, was the top donor to a Pakistani charity that, at the time, had given $99,000 to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal. Four people associated with the ICNA-related ‘Houston Taliban’ were arrested and charged with jihad training with firearms, for the purpose of joining the Taliban to attack Americans overseas.

    MAS or the Muslim American Society, like ISNA, uses the web to spread violent hatred against non-Muslims. In April 2004, MAS’s Communications Director, Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his activities within the ‘Virginia Jihad Network,’ a group that was conspiring with Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) to attack Americans and Indians abroad.

    Yet another event listing is the 2007 MANA National Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MANA or the Muslim Alliance in North America was founded in May of 2000, in response to the arrest of cop killer H. Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin. The President (Amir) of the organization is Siraj Wahhaj, an individual that was named by the U.S. government an “Unindicted Co-conspirator” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

    According to Muslim Americans for Obama ’08, it took part in “VOTER REGISTRATION/INFORMATION BOOTHS,” at each of the above venues. Taking that into consideration, since Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 is officially part of the Barack Obama for President team – or as the campaign puts it, “Community” – one can conclude that Senator Obama and/or his campaign had sanctioned its attendance at these events.

    Further troubling are the following “Issues & Solutions” on the site:
    Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer. Make the 2 Eid’s recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.
    Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)
    Found on the right side of the website’s homepage are a series of links, most of which deal with information about Senator Obama and the campaign. One of them, though, is a link to Aswat Al-Islam, a radical Islamic multimedia outlet. Muslim Americans for Obama ’08 lists it as “Quran (Audio) English Translation.”

    Aswat Al-Islam features the works of such Islamist luminaries as: “Uninidicted Co-conspirators” of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Siraj Wahhaj and Bilal Philips; anti-Christian bigot, Ahmed Deedat; pro-wife beating author, Jamal Badawi; suicide bombing supporter, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi; and the chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, who has called for the murders of Jews, Christians and Americans and has described Jews as “the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the killers of prophets, and the grandsons of monkeys and pigs,” Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais.

    According to Muslim Americans for Obama ’08, Senator Barack Obama “is the BEST candidate for the job in 2008.” But being the best candidate should have as a requisite keeping company that is worthy of respect. Recently, Obama has been cited for having a racist and anti-Israel pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and a campaign advisor that has expressed sympathy for Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Malley.

    If Sen. Obama truly is worthy of the presidency of the United States, he should publicly distance himself from these extremist groups and individuals. And if he does not want his campaign to be seen as hospitable to radical voices, he should sever his ties with the blog that provides credible evidence for this charge.

    Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, the founder of CAIR Watch, and the spokesman for Terror-Free Oil Initiative.

  5. Obama made a huge blunder today by saying that “we need to take 9/11 out of politics”

    Fox needs to play this up bigtime. I am sure McCain will jump on it.

  6. She didn’t bring 9/11 into politics. But she did deal with the aftermath of it. It’s part of her experience. Isn’t it a valid experience? But, why were people quiet about afghanistan? That concerns me.

  7. RENO HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH 11:00 – 1:00 YOU CAN BE A DEMOCRAT FOR ONE DAY VOTE FOR OBAMA AND THEN RETURN TO YOUR VOTING STATUS AS YOU CHOSE EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF PARTY IS WELCOME TO BE A DEMOCRAT FOR A DAY AND VOTE CALL BOB BUCHANAN ?~@~T YOUR PRECINT CAPTIAN (phone number xxx) FOR MORE INFOR OR SHOW UP AT RENO HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY THE 19TH THIS TIME YOUR VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHANGE – YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

    one of obama’ democrat-from-oneday flier

  8. 13097

    Wow. Hillary supporters are once again coming through for her.

    Another misleading article out there right now with downright FALSE headline.

    LGBT community is NOT defecting from Team Hillary. The cite one or two friggin people and run with a big headline. Of course it’s Bloomberg. I wish Hillary team would sue the frigging media over these outrageous and false headlines. It’s a friggin shame.

    The antichrist already has the false prophets out working for his sorry ass.

    Down with the antichrist. Down with Obama.

  9. I posted a diary at mydd a little earlier. And asked people to recommend it. I said I thought the obamadroids would be after me. The diary made the recommended list and then it was removed from it. the mainsteram press is against Hillary. But the blogs aren’t supposed to be against her. the diary is well researched. I don’t know what to do. http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/2/29/154111/980

  10. OkieAtty, we’re all grossed out by Obama.

    dot48, we’ll write after midnight regarding LGBT. Check out Taylor Marsh for the ad we will be discussing.

  11. This article is crap!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080229/pl_bloomberg/a_wg4hpi71wu

    I’m posting divabunny’s comments in the earlier thread.

    >> 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/

  12. This is not an endorsement either way but facts:

    Thelma Drake wants Angelina Jolie to testify on Iraq
    BY DAVID LERMAN | 202-824-8224
    4:01 PM EST, February 29, 2008

    The movie star — half of the “Brangelina” power couple that rules Hollywood — recently returned from Iraq in her role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

    In an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, Jolie called for increased humanitarian support to help Iraqi refugees and said last year’s surge of troops appears to be working.

    Drake, a Norfolk Republican, is pushing to get Jolie to testify to the House Armed Services Committee.

    “Sadly, Ms. Jolie’s positive perspective on the current security situation in Iraq has gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream press,” Drake wrote in a letter to Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., the committee chairman.

    “Ms. Jolie’s experience as a U.N. goodwill ambassador has given her the opportunity to travel to Iraq, speak with our military leadership and gain a ground-view understanding of how our long-term strategic objectives in Iraq and the region are met,” Drake said.

    “As co-chair of the Human Trafficking Caucus, I too share Ms. Jolie’s concerns about the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in Iraq and the well-being of the refugees in neighboring countries.”

    Drake added, “I believe the membership of our committee would gain crucial insight into another important aspect of the conflict from Ms. Jolie’s testimony.”

    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-now-drakejolie.0229,0,4291933.story]http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-now-drak…0,4291933.story
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    Barack Hussein Obama keeps talking about his judgement is superior to Hillary Clinton because she voted for the authorization. But when you ask Obama what is his plans for the future…he’ll talk about nothing or say “I agree with Hillary.”

    So for those obamabots who think all democrats think alike or don’t think about what going to happen for the Iraqies when we just pull away without having a plan or specifics are just delusional.

    That’s why experience matters and specifics from the candidates are very important not this “run up” to Obama the MSM like to run our noses in. Or this joke of a democratic primary the DNC designed for Obama.

  13. Just got back. Listened to the Wolfson conference call. Oh boy – he was on fire, spoon feeding the reporters the Rezko questions they should have asked but haven’t and comparing the Hsu incident and the scrutiny HRC cam under with the complete lack of investigation into the rezko-BO relationship.
    Then the HRC Waco event – she was HOTTTTTTTT!!!!! those military fol loooovvvve her.
    Gonna send another 25.44.
    Dot,
    “Also, he didn’t have to vote on the war…she should point out that he has since said that he didn’t know how he would have voted if he was actually having to hit the button at the time.”
    She ran with that point VERY effectively at the Waco event.

  14. Linfar

    You can’t do anything but tell the truth. if the Dems want to elect their Dubya and get it out of their system, that’s what’s going to happen. Just keep putting the info out there. It’ll catch on and will matter at some point.

    Good work.

  15. Basil. thank you. I’m so proud of Hillary Clinton. She’s gonna close Texas well folks. I’m not worried now. We just need to keep feeding the bank so she can get her ads out.

  16. hey admin check this out – who knew the wash times would one day be our friends and gets us such tasty info?

    and myDD peeps please REC this.

    http://www.mydd.com/admin/story/2008/2/29/16456/4248

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    Did Bond Type Villian End Up Paying for Obama’s Lawn? Add to Hotlist

    by dem dem, Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:45:06 PM EST

    THE REZKO – OBAMA PLOT THICKENS

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/wo

    rld/us_and_americas/us_elections/article

    3433485.ece

    A British-Iraqi billionaire, who seems the caricature of a James Bond villian magically sprung to life, lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama’s fundraiser REZKO just weeks before an imprudent land deal with the presidential contender.

    Fiction holds nothing on this building story.

    The UK Times reports that Barack Obama’s involvement with Chicago slum landlord Tony Rezko may involve money originating from a British-Iraqi Middle East wheeler-dealer, Nadhmi Auchi, a convicted criminal. Today’s Washington Times also reports that according to a Pentagon report, Nadhmi Auchi has engaged in unlawful activities working closely with Iraqi intelligence operatives to:

    “Bribe foreign governments and individuals prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom to turn opinion against the American-led mission to remove Saddam Hussein.”

    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.

  17. Video and story of Hillary flanked by veterans and retired military brass at rally in Waco Texas:

    w*w.kwtx.com/news/headlines/16127357.html

  18. Basis LOL.

    I like your 44 Park Place and I like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as the next address for Hillary is 44.

    I think next donation will be 16.00 and then another .44.

  19. Yep, Hillary needs to have the military personnel with her all weekend to close the deal. These are strong representatives for her and her case to the American people.

  20. This is a great post that I found re: the GLBT stuff:

    Filed by: Sara Whitman

    I had a friend tell me the other day, the reason why Obama doesn’t say anything about policy or program is because it’s so similar to Clinton’s it would be almost impossible to distinguish the two.

    So Clinton does all the work and Obama gets all the credit?

    Yup.

    Take for instance, the outreach efforts of Senator Clinton- herself, not her staff- with the gay community. Clinton has marched in Gay Pride parades as both First Lady and as Senator. In addition, she has spoken in front of so many LGBT audiences ranging from the Human Rights Campaign, Empire State Pride Agenda, the Hetrick Martin Institute, PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis), and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

    But more specifically, she has sat down and given live interviews to LGBT journalists over and over again, some as small as Gay People’s Chronicle.

    Obama sat for one live interview with The Advocate. He was there with all the other candidates at the Logo forum. No others. Despite repeated requests to his campaign. If they are out there, I’m looking, asking, and not able to find any.

    Compare press releases from each candidate about the brutal murder of a gay teen in California, Lawrence King.

    Clinton:

    “I was deeply saddened by the recent death of 15-year-old Lawrence King who was killed at his school in Oxnard, CA. No one should face intimidation or violence, particularly at school, because of their sexual orientation or the way they express their gender identity”

    “We must finally enact a federal hate crimes law to ensure that gay, lesbian and transgender Americans are protected against violent, bias-motivated crimes. We must send a unified message that hate-based crime will not be tolerated.”

    Obama:

    “It was heartbreaking to learn about Lawrence King’s death, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. King’s senseless death is a tragic example of the corrosive effect that bigotry and fear can have in our society. It’s also an urgent reminder that we need to do more in our schools to foster tolerance and an acceptance of diversity; that we must enact a federal hate crimes law that protects all LGBT Americans; and that we must recommit ourselves to becoming active and engaged parents, citizens and neighbors, so that bias and bigotry cannot take hold in the first place. We all have a responsibility to help this nation live up to its founding promise of equality for all.“

    Pretty much the same, right? Clinton’s statement came out the day before Obama’s. And you wonder why I feel like Obama rides on Clinton’s coattails?

    Because he does.

    At the 1988 Democratic National Convention, Ann Richards said, “If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”

    What Richards didn’t live long enough to see was not only do you have to dance backwards in high heels, you have to provide all the policy and program. You have to meet with media large and small and endure being called “emotional,” “strident” and “grating.” You smile through “devious,” “power hungry” and having your ankle size subjected to national scrutiny.

    People accuse you of having your 28 year old daughter ‘pimped out,” while your competition puffs away on cigarettes clearly given a free pass, even though he is a parent of two young daughters.

    Obama only needs to move forward, in sparkling dancing shoes. By being less specific, he can be the perfect screen onto which America projects our wishes and hope for change.

    While Clinton has to do the deep dip backwards to prove she’s the smartest one in the room, bending low so she doesn’t hit her head on the glass ceiling.

    My friend is right. Obama doesn’t have anything new and different to say. He doesn’t need to because Clinton has already said it.

  21. From: thehorizontalworld.blogspot.com/

    Sexist, Ageist AND Homophobic?

    “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is said to have declined to have his picture taken in San Francisco with Newsom, who was then at the center of a national uproar over his decision to allow same-sex marriage in San Francisco.”

    Read the whole article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Barack Obama refusing to be photographed with Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of San Francisco who open the door to legalize gay marriage.

  22. BREAKING!!!

    ABC NEWS: THE SOURCE FOR THE CTV REPORT WAS CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER’S CHIEF OF STAFF!!!

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/print?id=4365922

    Clinton Camp Demands Obama Answers on NAFTA
    Canadian Government Denies Obama Campaign Official Downplayed Rhetoric
    By JENNIFER PARKER
    Feb. 29, 2008 —

    Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign questioned the sincerity of rival Sen. Barack Obama’s recent rhetoric against NAFTA today, citing a Canadian television report that suggested a senior Obama campaign official had told an official within the Canadian government not to take Obama’s anti-trade agreement statements seriously.

    On Wednesday, the Canadian Television network reported that two unnamed Canadian sources said a “senior member” of Obama’s campaign team had called Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador in Washington, in the last month to warn him that Obama would be ratcheting up rhetoric against the North American Free Trade Agreement, but that he should “not be worried about what Obama says about NAFTA,” adding, “It’s just campaign rhetoric. & It’s not serious.”

    Both the Canadian Embassy and the Obama campaign have repeatedly denied the CTV report.

    However, a source close to the Canadian prime minister’s office tells ABC News that the original communication was between Austan Goolsbee, Obama’s senior economic adviser and an economics professor at the University of Chicago, and Georges Rioux, Canada’s consul general in Chicago, about Obama’s rhetoric against NAFTA.

    According to the source, Wilson exaggerated the communication between the Obama campaign and the Canadian official during discussions this week with Ian Brodie, the prime minister’s chief of staff, who leaked the story to CTV.

    Democrats Turn Up Heat on NAFTA
    Since the Ohio Democratic debate last week, the Canadian government has fielded questions from opposition parties and the media about Obama and Clinton’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric.

    ABC News spoke to Goolsbee, Thursday, and who denied calling the Canadian embassy in Washington, or calling Rioux, but wouldn’t confirm or deny whether he had spoke to Rioux about Obama’s NAFTA rhetoric.

    “It’s not correct that I contacted them,” Goolsbee told ABC News Thursday. “They contacted me at one point to say ‘hello’ because their office is around the corner but it is not correct that I contacted them at all,” he said.

    “I am not confirming or denying any meetings with anyone,” Goolsbee told ABC News, directing queries to Bill Burton, Obama’s campaign spokesperson.

    Rioux, who was in Ottawa for meetings this week with the Prime Minister’s Office, told ABC News that he too will neither confirm nor deny whether he spoke to Goolsbee.

    Both men live in Chicago, where Obama’s campaign is headquartered.

    The Obama campaign isn’t responding to requests for information about the reported conversation between Goolsbee and Rioux.

    Clinton Camp Demands Answers
    Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s communications director, demanded today that the Obama campaign answer whether or not Goolsbee had reassured the Canadian official about Obama’s rhetoric.

    “It is a very simple question. It requires a simple yes or no. We don’t need any equivocation  just a simple yes or no will do,” Wolfson said.

    If true, Wolfson alleged, it would be an example of Obama’s saying one thing and doing another.

    “I’m reminded of Sen. Obama’s vociferous criticism of NAFTA when he’s in Ohio, but his praise of it before a group of farmers when he’s running for office in the state of Illinois in 2004,” Wolfson said, pointing to a September 2004 Associated Press article quoting Obama as saying the United States should continue to pursue trade deals such as NAFTA.

    “Austan Goolsbee secretly sending messages to the Canadian government, elements of the Canadian government, that the criticism of NAFTA should not be taken seriously,” Wolfson said. “Very simple question  it deserves a very simple answer: Has Austan Goolsbee had any contact with anyone in the Canadian government or the embassy to send such a message?”

  23. please post the above story far and wide in OHIO and elsewhere of Obama’s tendency to “Say one thing and do another thing.”

  24. Basil, that is why I am even more optimistic for Texas now. This is a woman on a mission for our country. No fairytales, no pandering, no lipservice, no celesial choirs, or fake fainting spells. Just hard truth about where the nation needs to go, ideas and solutions for the American people and a plan to take back our country.

    I don’t want no preacher man, I want a leader. I can get my salvation at my local church, thank you
    very much.

  25. “Austan Goolsbee secretly sending messages to the Canadian government, elements of the Canadian government, that the criticism of NAFTA should not be taken seriously,” Wolfson said. “Very simple question  it deserves a very simple answer: Has Austan Goolsbee had any contact with anyone in the Canadian government or the embassy to send such a message?”
    ****************************************************
    Wolfson should have also said…has Austan Goolsbee also been in contact with other respentatives from other countries government….like Kenya or Mexico.

  26. Hey guys, hey monkeybusiness .. I’m heading out to Rain for a GLBT Hillary event here in Austin. I’m a bit nervous about anyone asking me about Nafta, it does seem a bit complicated. I guess I’d just talk about all the other reasons I feel Obama is not electable, I can talk about that for awhile! And I know her GLBT stuff fairly well, though I always wish I knew a bit more, like Hillary I am an information junkie. Cheers, guys!

    Salute from Texas!

    I did take a small break today in the hammock out back .. every day should have a hammock in it. Fell asleep in the sun …!

  27. Basement Angel, thanks for your comment.
    I am truly bummed. You bust your butt and sock it to Obama and they make you disappear.

    but that ABC breaking on the CTV story is Fantastic.

    Sigh

    Follow The Money
    by linfar, Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:41:11 PM EST

    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.

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    Re: Follow The Money (1.54 / 11)

    It’s over Linfar. Your smearing has helped HRC none.

    by tom32182 on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:42:27 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Smear? Sorry, those are the facts, jack.

    I knew the OBama fans would come out swinging, they hate when anything forces them to confront reality. Google his Finance Director and Superior Bank.

    Ah.. but you won’t do that, you won’t delve into that empty suit that spouts the words written for him… You’re being played by another Rove and you’re too blinded by the tingles to know it.

    All of the Hillary supporters have known about Obama’s bundled money, 2 month old babies maxing out their donations for him, and how the pharmaceutical industry bankrolled his campaign to begin with.. but the groupies like Nedra Pickler and Beth Fouhy from AP won’t tear themselves away from their ridiculous fawning long enough to bring this to light.

    Obama is playing a game with semantics.. he loves to proclaim that he takes no money from “Federally registered lobbyists”, yeah.. but he’s happy to take most of his money from non-federally registered lobbyists in the form of law firms that lobby, spouses of lobbyists, infant children of lobbyists, bundlers who work for lobbyists, executives of the very companies that have caused the subprime mess. For god’s sake, look at his inner circle!

    But no… you won’t. Instead you’ll attack Hillary’s supporters and Hillary, and never ever have a substantative response to these truths. Just like your candidate.

    by Catriley sez on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:38:45 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    From ABC:
    Obama Bests Clinton in Primary Fundraising
    Newcomer Obama Raises More Primary Cash than Clinton

    And 90 percent of Obama’s donors contributed $100 or less, as opposed to the presumbed larger percentage of Clinton donors who contributed the maximum contribution allowed by law, $2,300 per person per voting cycle.

    “That means exponential growth is possible for him in a way that is not available to Hillary Clinton right now,” explained Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. “[The Clintons] were counting on blowing everybody out this first quarter and sort of, like, slamming the door.”

    “That didn’t happen,” Trippi concluded.

    The reaction this evening from Hillary Clinton’s top fundraiser — who has made it his career to raise political money — was: money doesn’t matter.

    “Ultimately, forget the money. You’ve got to get votes,” said Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman. ”
    (NOTE HE DOES NOT DENY OBAMA’S CLAIM)
    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=30088 21&page=2

    From the Sun Sentinel:

    The details of Obama’s January fundraising illustrate just how much his campaign has been able to chart a new path for the presidential race. He brought in $28 million online, with 90 percent of those transactions coming from people who donated $100 or less, and 40 percent from donors who gave $25 or less, suggesting that these contributors could be tapped for more. (Donors are limited to giving $2,300 per candidate during the primary season.) More than 200,000 of the campaign’s nearly 300,000 donors in January were first-time givers to Obama.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politic s/elections/sfl-flaobama0220sbfeb20,0,68 66636.story

    The list goes on and on. It is not hard to believe. Maybe Hillary gets fat cat contributors and tries to pass them off as “real everyday” people. But Obama proves it.

    by mageduley on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:29:36 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    IF you spin this well against McCain, you might be able to throw a nugget or two Obama’s way in the GE.

    — Walt Hussein Starr
    by Walt Starr on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:48:04 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (0.42 / 7)

    I’ll be voting for McCain in the GE if Obama gets the nomination. I will not be part of democrats once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    “We are the ones we have been waiting for… Obama 2008

    Hale Bop take them awaaaaaay….
    by JoanH on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:49:50 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 2)

    Sounds like you’d be pretty active in that role actually.

    A proud Prius driving, Birkenstock wearing Democrat
    by thezzyzx on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:50:39 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 4)

    How is voting against the Democrat not “being a part of” the Democrats losing?

    by davisb on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:51:32 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 6)

    Well that’s a pretty stupid stance to take.

    For my part, I’d crawl across broken glass with four broken limbs through a category five hurricane that was spawning F5 tornadoes all around me in order to cas a vote for Hillary Clinton even if she ended up locking every Obama delegate and the entire leadership of the DNC into a storage room and unilaterally altered the rules in order to win the nomination.

    But then, I’d vote for what’s in the best interest of the country and for the best future for the SCOTUS, but if you want to take your ball and go home, it’s your right.

    — Walt Hussein Starr
    by Walt Starr on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:53:25 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    okay, i have to laugh at the quaint attempt to diffuse the Obama’s middle name thing. this isn’t a Frank Capra film…. Wait.. it’s that Kevin Kline film I’m thinking about. Very quaint.

    by Catriley sez on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:40:45 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (1.66 / 3)

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out…

    NJ Hussein Independent
    by NJIndependent on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:56:49 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    I wonder, if Mike Huckabee had won the Republican nomination would people here claim to vote for him should Clinton or Obama fail to get the nomination? Is it just Johnny Mac’s image as “Teh Maverick” that keeps drawing idiotic posts like yours? Or is your hate truly so great that you would vote for whoever the Republicans put up just to spite us?

    by Skaje on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:53:31 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    No, you wouldn’t hear of people voting for Huckabee I’m willing to bet. However, for Obama, he would have a better chance of winning if Huckabee was the nominee. He’s probably not going to win against McCain.

    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:03:58 PM EST
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    great research (1.28 / 7)

    thanks for the terrific diary. We can only hope the gallon koolaide drunks will listen or care. For them winning seems to be all that matters.

    “We are the ones we have been waiting for… Obama 2008

    Hale Bop take them awaaaaaay….
    by JoanH on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:48:23 PM EST
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    Re: great research (2.00 / 2)

    Very persuasive way of putting this. Sober, respecful, courteous, polite, diplomatic.

    Most definitely the way to change minds and cause people to carefully consider your candidate.

    Sincerely,

    One of the gallon Koolaide [sic] drunks who only care about winning.

    by Cobalt on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:50:58 PM EST
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    Re: great research (none / 0)

    thanks cobalt. it took some work. I just cannot understand why the media lets so much of this slide. We must be better informed. All of us. No matter who you support.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:55:00 PM EST
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    Re: great research (none / 0)

    You should correct your statement. Winning the primary is all that matter to them not winning the general.

    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:41:39 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 4)

    From Open Secrets:

    34% of Obama’s money comes from donations of $200 or less as opposed to 16% of Clinton’s and 24% of McCain’s.

    60% of Clinton’s money comes from people who gave the maximum $2300 for the primary as opposed to 44% of McCain’s and 37% of Obama’s.

    Looks like of the 3, Obama is doing the best job of raising money from smaller donations.

    A proud Prius driving, Birkenstock wearing Democrat
    by thezzyzx on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:50:00 PM EST
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    How did linfar fail to include those stats (none / 0)

    … in her post?

    Golly.

    by Bob Johnson on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:09:19 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 5)

    Yes follow the money (> $2300) Obama – 33%, Hillary – 50%

    Obama is, by far, the people powered candidate.

    by JoeCoaster on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:53:11 PM EST
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    Wait… Did linfar overlook those facts? (none / 0)

    Go figure!

    by Bob Johnson on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:10:00 PM EST
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    Re: Wait… Did linfar overlook those facts? (none / 0)

    So 33% is okay, but 50% is over the line? I agree that in fairness we should consider both (and, I’ve been saying for months, both candidates are compromised by organized money), but saying, “Clinton does it too” doesn’t take away the fact that your guy does it. So, BJ, what’s the line? Tell us now so you can’t move it: if 50% is bad, and 33% is fine, you tell me: what’s the line? 40%?

    Fight the Counter-Revolution Build a movement.
    by chicagolife on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:15:45 PM EST
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    Re: Wait… Did linfar overlook those facts? (none / 0)

    The premise of the diary is bogus.

    Obama does, in fact, get a much higher percentage of his total donations from small donors. Far more than Hillary.

    Yet linfar seeks to discredit Obama donors?

    Funny stuff…

    by Bob Johnson on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:28:02 PM EST
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    Re: Wait… Did linfar overlook those facts? (none / 0)

    I agree with you sincerely that it is a bogus “attack” for its purpose. The correct conclusion is not “He’s lying” or “He’s uniquely compromised”. The correct conclusion is closer to something like, “Both candidates have been reliant on establishment and big money funding.” The Wall Street funding Obama has received concerns me; but Senator Clinton’s historied big-money and establishment ties are a serious source of concern.

    Fight the Counter-Revolution Build a movement.
    by chicagolife on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:40:06 PM EST
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    Hillary didn’t misrepesent in the debate (none / 0)

    everyone I know who saw the debate is claiming a sure win for Obama because he gets ninety percent of his money from small donations, that he has a million small donors who provide ninety percent of his financing. And, it isn’t true. he’s a smart man, he choose his words carefully to give that impression without actually lying I guess, anyway that’s what Walt thinks and he may be for the guy but he’s often accurate on him. So this leads to diaries like this and leads to upsetting people who don’t’ want to vote for a cheat. Well, no one of them is perfect but we all have to get behind whoever gets it.

    by anna shane on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:30:32 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    that is a bit outdated.

    I would like to see the breakdown of the fund he raised in Jan $35 min and Feb $50 mln.

    by JoeySky18 on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:16:26 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    My link above goes through January if I’m reading correctly.

    A proud Prius driving, Birkenstock wearing Democrat
    by thezzyzx on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:21:05 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Yeah.. people like employees of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, 2 month old babies of lobbyists, CEOs of corporations, bundlers who work for lobbyists, etc. etc. etc.

    I honestly believe that obama’s fans are deliberately obtuse when faced with anything that doesn’t speak well of their leader.

    The article is talking about the $$$$ from the SUBPRIME lending industry, and that his Finance Director is the former HEAD of a bank that screwed over the AA in his very State.

    Do you guys even read these diaries or just trawl for anything that might reflect badly on your leader?

    by Catriley sez on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:47:11 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Thanks Catriley, it is mind blowing the way some people just won’t read or discuss or even debate an issue. Unfortunately, more often than not they seem to be the obama supporters.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:54:08 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (1.50 / 2)

    Great post. I never believed Obama could raise all that cash from people giving a few bucks over the internet as the press would have us believe. It’s a sad state of affairs when the mass media elects the Democratic nominee, but that’s what is happening. It takes some work to find this information and connect the dots, but aren’t journalists supposed to do this kind of stuff? Isn’t that their job? Unfortunately, most people still get their news from TV, and TV is one 24/7 ad for Obama. If it is “over” as a previous comment says, I’m writing in “Hillary Clinton” come November because I have a moral objection to letting Ted Turner and GE decide my nominee for me.

    by Anita Vacation on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:54:41 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Do you have a moral objection to 100 years of war in Iraq? Because that’s what we’ll get if McCain wins.

    by JimmyM on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:58:58 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Your average voter doesn’t care that he said that. The only people that seem obsessed with that statement are Obama supporters.

    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:42:35 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Are you defending McCain? Why not go to Redstate?

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:47:23 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    I’m telling it like it is. Keep your head in the sand if you want to.

    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:05:09 PM EST
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    maybe obama too (none / 0)

    facts are trickling in, the report that he ‘won’t rule out’ private armies paid for by American tax dollars, and he won’t cancel all the no bid contracts. Sound like he plans to stay with other people’s well paid kids?

    by anna shane on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:38:41 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Someone should report the person that troll rated you. It is an abuse of the system here.

    by Fleaflicker on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:02:58 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    No, saying out loud that you don’t support the Democratic nominee is a troll-rateable offense on myDD. Or if it is not, it should be.

    by marcotom on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:12:03 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    It’s a grey area. Claiming to vote for Republicans gets an automatic 0 from me and many others here. Posts like the previous one get disapproval, but no troll rating from me.

    by Skaje on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:59:56 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    I’m with you, Anita. Come November I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, whether her name is actually printed on my ballot or not.

    by izarradar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:35:46 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Why?

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:47:58 PM EST
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    The flaw to this post (2.00 / 6)

    What drives me crazy about posts like this is that it turns making a subtle improvement into a negative case. Obama is clearly better than the other two candidates in terms of getting as much money from small donations as possible, getting as little money from maxed out donations, and rejecting all PAC money. Yet he gets attacked for the improvement because it turns out that he’s not perfect.

    No, Obama isn’t a flawless candidate. However, at least in terms of raising money through many small donations instead of few large donations, he’s doing better than anyone else. That’s a point in his favor, not one against him.

    A proud Prius driving, Birkenstock wearing Democrat
    by thezzyzx on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:58:34 PM EST
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    Re: The flaw to this post (none / 0)

    Great comment. I admire Terry McAuliffe and Bill Clinton’s fundraising crew for doing what it takes to get a Dem in the White House back in the ’90s. That said, while everything they did was legal and ended up benefiting the country overall, arm-twisting for corporate contributions is something that I would prefer to see much less of. Obama’s fundraising, while by no means close to perfect, is a definite improvement and a step closer to the fundraising world I’d like to see.

    by JimmyM on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:03:59 PM EST
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    Re: The flaw to this post (none / 0)

    Jimmy, ah, uhm, lessee, ok, I know: did you read the article?

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:20:44 PM EST
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    Re: The flaw to this post (none / 0)

    Yes I did. You failed to make any case for why Hillary Clinton would be better. Obama raises a lot of money from bundlers, yes, I know that. Clinton raises much more of her money from bundlers. Obama raises a lot of corporate dollars. Clinton raises much more of her money from corporations.

    However, Obama’s far greater strength among small donors is a STEP toward a better kind of politics that Clinton will not lead us to.

    by JimmyM on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:58:08 PM EST
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    Re: The flaw to this post (none / 0)

    Not perfect? Is that the new definition of deceit or is that how you describe advertising one thing and doing another. Obama is seriously in the tank on this one.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:33:27 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 1)

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    I LOVE when I read actual journalism. It is so rare these days that actually having it in front of me I want to sup it like a fine wine and relish in the finish.

    Superb Work.

    by Fleaflicker on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:00:58 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Thanks. My very first job was as a reporter with CNS of Los Angeles…

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:06:55 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (2.00 / 4)

    As a reporter you should note that Hillary has over 75% of her contributions over 1000$ and only 14% of donations under 200$. That contrasts with Obama have 54% over 1000$ and 32 % under
    200$… ie, Hillary gets far more from big contributors.

    Obama has almost 1.1 million contributors..if they all max out he could raise almost 2.5 billion.

    He is the embodiment of a people-powered, publically financed candidate.
    It is a model for future democrats for decades. Lets appreciate his prowess and build on it.

    by hawkjt on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:19:44 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    This is not a comparison of the two candidates. It is a serious and well documented bunking of where obama’s money is coming from and and expose of his backers who have spent untold millions to get the anti class action bill passed so the subprime industry could get a pass at the expense of the American consumer–especially AA’s.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:30:34 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Actually…if you look at actual donations – they come from small donors. Like – the percentage of actual donors is mostly small.

    33% of the money froms from maxed donors…but that’s because of this thing I like to call math. You see, big donations are bigger than smaller donations. Go figure!

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:45:58 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    No, he is bankrolled by the pharmaceutical industry who got this thing rolling for him. But there’s no convincing his most ardent fans to look at the people in his inner circle… like his Finance Director.

    by Catriley sez on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:42:44 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    I will ask again. Can you drop the talking points long enough to read the article? The big dogs who fueled subprime lending are backing Obama in exchange for his voting in favor of their get out-of-jail free card, the misnamed Class Action Fairness Bill. The myth of small donors feuling his campaign is only part of the story.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:51:40 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Excellent post, linfar! This contest is far from over. Obama supporters don’t know who they’re backing. It’s important to get the truth out on Obama before it’s too late.

    Hillary is by far the best candidate and she has the best chance to win against McCain in November. Hillary also has the best positions on the issues.

    by Nobama on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:28:45 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Well she voted against this obamination of a bill.

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:31:14 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Especially that Iraq war thing. I love Hillary’s position. I also love pointless civilian and US soldier deaths.

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:49:23 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Obama supporters don’t even know who this man is, period. He’s running from a prepared script designed by David Axelrod. Deval Patrick’s campaign in Massachusetts was a dry run, a test run for what we’re seeing today. Wake up, people!

    by Independent Ben on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:28:37 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    And now with Hillary reporting at least 35 million in feb they are working on those deep pockets to make his take bigger.

    It doesn’t matter though because as a rule Hillary’s supporters earn 70 cents on the dollar thanks to the tragedy of sexism which so clearly still has a choke-hold on our nation — so 35 million to 60 million is a dead heat.

    Her campaign is going strong and getting stronger…see you in Puerto Rico.

    by seattlegonz on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:31:17 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    “Hillary’s supporters earn 70 cents on the dollar thanks to the tragedy of sexism ”

    I guess so. Except that Obama won women in the last few contests, including Wisconsin, Hawaii, Virginia, Maryland, and DC.

    And in other states, Obama got about 45% of the female vote (if he didn’t win it). So I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:50:51 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (0.00 / 1)

    GREAT post Linfair! Obama is a fraud and a con. He is nothing more than a Pinocchio. If only that nose would grow instead of those ears when he lies.

    by SUGAR on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:43:15 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Sigh. Waiting for March 5th at 3am (when Hillary answers her red phone and says, “I WITHDRAW”

    Taylor Marsh
    by pastor john on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:51:36 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Nope, she’s going all the way.

    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:06:49 PM EST
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    a few more facts about Superior Bank (2.00 / 1)

    It is true that Penny Pritzker was involved with Superior Bank and chairman of the Bank in the early 1990’s. But the Pritzker involvement in Superior Bank is more complicated because it was a family investment that included JB Pritzker, Penny’s little brother. JB Pritzker is a national Clinton Co-Chair. JB Pritzker also ran against Jan Schakowsky (IL-9 and an Obama surrogate) and lost.

    When Superior Bank failed, there was a class action suit filed against the Board of Directors (it was eventually settled). One of the key attorneys representing the Pritzker family interests was Lanny Davis, a key public Clinton surrogate.

    You will hear nothing from the Clinton campaign about Superior Bank.

    More on the Penny/JB political split:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/natio nworld/chi-0705130653may14,1,4676161,ful l.story

    Our Moment Is Now
    by mboehm on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 04:48:46 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    and your link for this
    “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.”

    Did I miss it?

    “If you want to end war and stuff, you gotta sing loud”…Arlo Guthrie
    by nogo war on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:01:03 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Stop attacking Obama and post something positive about Clinton. This diary does nothing for Hillary, since even less of her money is from small-dollar donations than him.

    by Skaje on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:04:16 PM EST
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    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    Does anyone know why this was disappeared from the Recommended list?

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:34:33 PM EST
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    You state: “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.”

    This, by itself, is a smoking gun.

    by PlainWords on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:40:25 PM EST
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    [new] Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    This is a statement of fact. I don’t understand?

    by linfar on Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 05:43:01 PM EST
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  28. This was just posted on my disappeared from the recommended list diary.

    Re: Follow The Money (none / 0)

    This diary is nothing. Go check out the cult at hillaryis44.org. That site used to be about Hillary prior to Super Tuesday. But as she started to lose the nomination it started to focus more and more on Obama. Now it’s all about Obama! They are obsessed with him. The comments are priceless too; astrology charts! I’m still laughing.
    It’s such a sad place they have resorted to smears, just like their candidate. Here’s an actual message from the site:

    Dear Hillfans I decided to take your advice and spread more negative stuff about Obama and here is one for you to read
    atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs /2008/02/obama-islam-the.html

    Skip the silly diatribes they post as articles. But the comment section listed under each article is a goldmine. If you are normal it will have you howling with laughter. At first, I thought it was a parody from The Onion or National Lampoon. But it’s real. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I have.

    This was signed byhillaryis44.

    Who the hell is this?

  29. WTF is up with F***er???????

    For the third day in a row he’s had on a pro-HRC guest and meekly listened to pro-HRC commentary, this time about her superior international skills when Jamie Ruben cited her role in the Beijing olympics.

    Wolfson was FANTASTIC on Blitzer earlier.

    Where WERE these guys the past month!!!!!!!!

  30. linfar, it could be anyone . This site is open to anyone to see the comments. My bet is this is one of those typical Obamabots who are frustrated at our passion, support, and committment for Hillary. The fact we are together as a team working to elect Hillary as our next president bothers them.

  31. You know, maybe that’s what WE should do….just infiltrate Bambi’s site, pretend to be Bambi supporters (like they do here), and post things like Death To Whitie! Obama 08!!

    I mean, afterall , isn’t turn about fair play? 😉

  32. So, they CTV story has legs, and there running!!!! Let’s see what ABC News says tonight, they seem to be the ones following this story!

  33. How Obama’s Hope and Change rhetoric is interpreted when generalities is said.:

    On the Middle East Obama remains committed to change
    By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz *

    In the presidential debate of late February, at a very competitive stage, Obama did not assure Arab-Americans or Muslims of his special regard for their concerns. Some Arabs interpreted Obama’s unconditional support of Israel in this forum as a subtle betrayal of Arab and Muslim sentiments.

    However, others in the Arab-American community do understand the circumstances for Obama’s appeasement to the Jewish community. Now that he is near the Democratic front-runner status he feels that he must be careful not to jeopardize his candidacy. Attempts to handicap him in reputation, ideology, background, qualification, racial identity, faith, and unsavory affiliation, which have come from limitless sources, are indeed taxing his presidential campaign.

    Obama expects Arab-Americans not to look at him through a narrow, Middle East lens. The Senator expects them to appreciate the fact that any US president needs to be a close partner to Israel in order to succeed in enabling a just-peace for the region.

    The presumptive Democratic candidate has chosen a tough ideological path to follow in his national campaign. His views on abortion, health care, poverty, immigration, taxes Iraq (troop withdrawal), Iran (open for dialogue) and Palestine (viable statehood) promise formidable policy changes.

    Arab-Americans who brush aside the challenges in these ideological fronts tend to judge his candidacy by his stance on Iraq, Palestine and Islam. From an Arab perspective, Obama’s Iraq policy is sound. However, his Israel-Palestine policies are balanced in his writings but not always in his campaign speeches. And on Islam, the Senator from Illinois appears sometimes too defensive.

    While Clinton is too eager to please Israel, Obama often walks on a tightrope to satisfy both sides of the Arab-Israeli divide. In a close national presidential race the Middle East dynamics may affect the election results. On Israel-Palestine, the Democrats are divided but most Republicans unconditionally support the Jewish state.

    In the February debate, Obama’s moderate pro-Jewish credentials and his connection with Islam were scrutinized. His response assured the Jewish community, and the wider American circle of Israel supporters, that an Obama presidency would not change the privileged position of Israel. He proudly stated that he is close to Israel, that he receives inspiration and support from the Jewish constituency and that he plans to strengthen the ties between Afro-American and the Jewish communities.

    There is another side to Obama’s complex message. The candidate has popularized the refreshing slogan “yes we can.” He certainly reflected his positive can-do outlook in addressing the Cleveland Jewish community on February 24, 2008:
    “I will strengthen Israel’s security and strengthen Palestinian partners who support that vision and personally work for two states that can live side-by-side in peace and security with Israel’s status as a Jewish state ensured so that Israelis and Palestinians can pursue their dreams.” He added that the Palestinian state has to be sustainable. “It’s going to have to be contiguous; it’s going to have to work. It’s going to have to function in some way. This is in Israel’s interest, by the way. If you have a balkanized unsustainable state, it will break down and we will be back in the same boat.”

    In the Cleveland speech the Illinois senator expressed more can-do policy: “This is where I get to be honest and I hope I am not out of school here. I think there is a strain within the pro-Israeli community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel and that can’t be the measure of our friendship with Israel.”

    In seeking justice for the Holy Land Obama has to sensitively challenge the confining American pro-Israeli perspective. He needs to convince the voters that America’s compassion for the Jewish people does not negate compassion for the Palestinians; that strengthening the Judeo-Christian bond does not have to alienate Muslims; that assuring lasting security for Israel does not lessen the viability of a Palestinian state; that re-activating the peace process does not undermine long-term Israeli security; that listening to Arab-Americans does not signal a distancing from Israel.

    But still Arab-Americans yearn for more political courage from Obama, the candidate of “change.” Many Muslims who tend to identify with Barack feel hurt that he seems to be more eager to protect his image as a devout Christian than to promote the message that Islam is an honorable religion that is being treated in the media as a social problem.

    Obama has been attacked by racists and religious bigots on his background association with Islam. In the February debate, when asked if he has any special ties with Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, he denounced its leader whose anti-Semitism is known. Strangely, no party in the debate exchange took the opportunity to clarify that Islam, as a religion, has no theological connection with the Nation of Islam cult. Obama has to stop distancing himself from Islam and to confront the bigoted smear on his candidacy. Obama can treat his cultural proximity to Islam as strength and as an inspiring message.

    Personal ambition and political insecurity impact Obama’s courage and political innovation. To expect him to be daring while he is not politically secure maybe unrealistic. In the next electoral phase, if Obama is chosen to be the Democratic candidate, he should become confident enough to tackle international and Middle East policies with sufficient courage.

    Al-Arab, London
    english.alarabonline.org/display.asp?fname=2008%5C02%5C02-29%5Czopinionz%5C998.htm&dismode=x&ts=29/02/2008%2010:50:46%20%C3%A3
    *******************************
    Again who is Barack Hussein Obama?

  34. We have fans! Yay! ::waves and blows kisses::

    This place isn’t protected with magical enchantments like Hogwarts so anyone can read here. Why they would want to is beyond me though. I sure don’t want to read Obamaland posts.

    Whatever though, at least we can provide entertainment!

  35. Hillary Clinton Visits Jon Stewart On Monday
    Her Second Time On Daily Show (But First As Presidential Candidate)
    By Linda Moss — Multichannel News, 2/29/2008 2:59:00 PM
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, Comedy Central said Friday.

    The visit will mark Clinton’s second appearance on The Daily Show, but her first since announcing her candidacy for the Democratic nomination. Clinton previously appeared as a guest on the show Oct. 8, 2003.

    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. and repeats at 1 a.m. the same night and at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. the following day. The March 3 interview will be posted for viewing the following day at both http://www.thedailyshow.com and http://www.indecision2008.com.

  36. Idunn: fight fire with fire

    Good idea Jas. I’ll pretend to be an obsessed fan over there…stuff like “Oh my god, right? I had a dream about Barack last night! He was all…like…naked and what not…and then he reached over and…ohhhhh…tingles!”

    You pretend to be a radical Nation of Islamist…and post stuff like, “When Barack Obama takes over the world, we will kill all the blue eyed devils and guter trash jews!”

    Watch regular Bambi supporters totally freak out and jump ship. LOL!

  37. Basil9, her people have been around all this time. It’s just that the press hasn’t been letting them on. Remember, her people have no control over the media narrative – when the media is ready to talk to them, they invite them. Until then, there is nothing they can do. Looks like now that the media has come close to ruining everything for our girl, and unjustly, they are interested in injecting a teeny bit of fairness in the process, though they are still in the tank for golden boy.

  38. (BRILLIANT !)

    Clinton Camp: Obama needs to sweep March 4 primaries

    WACO – The Clinton campaign engaged in its own form of political poker Friday, trying to reverse expectations and raise the stakes on Barack Obama by suggesting that if he doesn’t win all four primaries on Tuesday, it shows voters are losing confidence in him. Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told reporters on a counter conference call Friday that Mr. Obama needs to run the table and win all the states if he is to remain a credible frontrunner.

    He cited that Mr. Obama is outspending them two-to-one in Texas and Ohio – $18 million to $9 million. In addition, he has the “mantle of front-runner,” the ground game and momentum supposedly in his favor, Mr. Wolfson said. “Senator Obama has every advantage going into Texas and Ohio,” Mr. Wolfson said. If he can’t win all four, there is the suggestion of “buyer’s remorse,” he said.

    “It’s really incumbent on them to win all these contests,” he said. “And if they don’t, it says something profound about Democratic unease.”

    [Dallas News]

  39. jithendra Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    RENO HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH 11:00 – 1:00 YOU CAN BE A DEMOCRAT FOR ONE DAY VOTE FOR OBAMA AND THEN RETURN TO YOUR VOTING STATUS AS YOU CHOSE EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF PARTY IS WELCOME TO BE A DEMOCRAT FOR A DAY AND VOTE CALL BOB BUCHANAN ?~@~T YOUR PRECINT CAPTIAN (phone number xxx) FOR MORE INFOR OR SHOW UP AT RENO HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY THE 19TH THIS TIME YOUR VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHANGE – YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

    one of obama’ democrat-from-oneday flier

    Jithendra, do you have a scan of this or any local comments on it, like a local party leader or a news reporter? We need evidence of it happening in many different locales!

  40. I DO have to wonder why Obamatons are so freaked out about a little astrology, though. 😉

    Shit, that’s NOTHING compared to the Qabalistic ritual magic we perform in order to bring the son of a bitch down.

  41. GOP Frets Over Democratic Fundraising
    By JIM KUHNHENN – 24 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, watching Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama fight for supremacy in fundraising is not just a spectator sport. It is a look into the future, and the GOP isn’t cheering.

    Obama and Clinton together raked in as much as seven times as much cash in February as John McCain, the all-but-certain Republican nominee.

    The Democrats, particularly Obama, are also developing a broad base of fervent donors whose help goes beyond sending money.

    Some Republicans are sounding alarms.

    “Since the midterm election of 2006, Democrats have had an enthusiasm gap with Republicans,” said GOP strategist Scott Reed. “They have big crowds, raise more money and appear to have more excitement on the campaign trail. Couple this with turnout numbers, which are off the charts, and Republicans are going to have a big challenge in the fall.”

    Obama raised $36 million in January. Clinton aides said she raised $35 million in February, and estimates for Obama place his haul for the month at more than $50 million. McCain, who raised about $12 million in January, is on a similar pace for February, according to his campaign.

    Such a money advantage could mean that for the first time since post-Watergate campaign finance laws, a presidential candidate may forgo public financing for the general election. That would mean turning aside $85 million for September and October on the assumption that he or she could raise more.

    McCain has been trying to hold Obama to an agreement to accept the general election public funds, but Democrats are counseling Obama against it. They believe Republicans will use outside groups that can raise unlimited amounts of money to close any financial advantage Democrats may have.

    “If we take the federal money we are disarming ourselves unilaterally against the Republicans,” said Steve Murphy, a Democratic strategist who advised Bill Richardson’s presidential campaign.

    Democratic-leaning outside groups are already entering the contest, promising to target McCain for his stance on the war in Iraq.

    The Democratic financial advantage has been evident for more than a year. The eight Democrats who were in the presidential race last year raised a combined $253 million in 2007 from individual donors; the nine Republicans raised a combined $207.5 million. Obama’s $36 million in January exceeded the amount raised by all six Republican candidates who were still competing in that month.

    The discrepancy was enough to lead Republican National Committee Treasurer Tim Morgan to sound off last weekend in San Francisco during a California Republican convention. Morgan said the RNC has budgeted $150 million for the year, $100 million less than it raised in 2004 when President Bush ran against Democrat John Kerry.

    “I look at the Barack Obama campaign in some horror,” he said, noting the Democrat’s totals so far this year. “That should give all of us a pause.”

    Republican officials said their party usually budgets conservatively. It planned to raise $172 million in 2004 and ended up raising nearly $249 million. They said party fundraising is ahead of schedule so far this year.

    “Republican candidates will have the necessary resources to achieve victory, and communicate the message and mobilize the vote this fall,” RNC spokesman Danny Diaz said.

    The RNC is the only GOP committee that is faring better than its Democratic counterpart.

    Obama and Clinton are still competing, while McCain, anticipating Obama’s nomination, is already targeting his campaign against him.

    “The next 60 days is all about defining Obama in a way Clinton was never able to do,” Reed said. “The big crowds, the curiosity factor and the high platitude speeches have worked — it’s a true movement. But can the wave keep a crest all the way to November? I don’t think so. It’s impossible.”

    Still, either Obama, who is leading in the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination, or Clinton would clearly have the upper hand going into the general election.

    A fundraising advantage, Democrats say, would give the party’s nominee the opportunity to compete in states that traditionally have not been considered general election battlegrounds.

    “Obama can extend the contest to the Deep South,” Murphy said. “That would offset the Southwestern advantage that McCain might have.”

    Murphy says he believes the Democratic nominee will raise twice as much as the GOP candidate and the Republican Party combined.

    “I think $85 million for the general election season is a lot of money to give up,” said Michael Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan organization that studies campaign finance trends. “That’s $1 million a day in spending.”

    But Obama and Clinton spent about $1 million a day in January alone, when they were competing in far fewer states than they would face in a general election.

    “I don’t know where this tops out,” Malbin said. “Even now, only about 2 percent of the public is giving to politicians. It tops out when people who are interested in politics are tapped out.”
    ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iU_P23eyGmxqE8EEa7ba6r86BpIwD8V48VQ81

  42. For Republicans, watching Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama fight for supremacy in fundraising is not just a spectator sport. It is a look into the future, and the GOP isn’t cheering

    Well, cheer up Repugs…if Barack Obama wins the nom. many of us power cash raisers will be helping McCain in the GE. 🙂

  43. Chelsea Clinton sweeps through Burlington
    Friday February 29, 2008
    Ross Sneyd
    Colchester, VT

    Clinton dropped in at downtown cafes and stores before taking questions from students at University of Vermont.

    VPR’s Ross Sneyd was there.

    (sound of Clinton on streets of Burlington)

    (Sneyd) About 150 people turned out in the bitter cold to see Chelsea Clinton make the rounds downtown – and to express their admiration and support for her mother, Senator Hillary Clinton.

    (crowd) “We love your mother.” (Clinton)“I do, too.”

    (Sneyd) Chelsea Clinton made chitchat. She signed campaign posters and copies of her mother’s book. She bought coffee at one restaurant and a cup of peppermint tea at another.

    Clinton didn’t announce any new policy initiatives and she didn’t pick any fights with her mother’s opponents.

    That wasn’t her job. She traveled to Vermont just to show the family flag and, she says, to give people reason to vote for her mother.

    (Clinton) “I passionately support my mother, as her daughter. I mean I hope we’re all biased toward our parents. But also as a young voter and as a young woman. I would like to try help talk to you about what’s on your mind as a voter, as a young person, as you think about whom to support.”

    (Sneyd) And for more than an hour at UVM, she did just that – she gave answers filled with policy detail, and praise for her mother.

    Clinton even sprinkled into her talk some Vermont references.

    (Clinton) “And when universal health care wasn’t achieved, she didn’t give up. She kept pushing to expand health care. It’s what resulted in the children’s health insurance program, something you know as Dr. Dynasaur here in Vermont.”

    (Sneyd) Clinton took on a wide variety of issues for her mother besides health care – the war in Iraq, trade agreements, civil unions, the tax code.

    She turned away any suggestion that she might have a future in politics herself.

    (Clinton) “My political ambitions stretch as far as to helping my Mom be my president.”

    (Sneyd) And she hinted at the tough position that Senator Clinton is in as she faces must-win primaries in Ohio and Texas, which also vote on Tuesdy. She advised a supporter that it might be a bit premature to speculate on Cabinet appointments.

    (Clinton) “We don’t take anything for granted in my family. I don’t really see past March fourth. I hope with the support of Texas and Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island, … my mother will be in a position to select a Cabinet.”

    (Sneyd) Clinton didn’t mention it. But Vermont is one of the states that looks like it’s going to be tough for her mother to win. Polls show Senator Barack Obama with a commanding lead heading into Tuesday’s voting.

    For VPR News, I’m Ross Sneyd.

    http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/79556/

  44. Wonder if I didn’t get an email because I sent my links to the news directors, instead of individual reporters. 🙁

  45. ABC News: If she does not win TX, she needs to get out of the race, high level democrats will force her out… what is up with that??? I say let it go to Denver!

  46. Florida goes ahead with delegate selection, despite sanctions
    By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    The Florida Democratic Party is going ahead with plans Saturday to select delegates for the national convention, even though the state had no delegates at stake during the Jan. 29 presidential primary.
    The state party wants to be prepared in case it succeeds in efforts to have delegates seated when the convention begins this August in Denver. The Democratic National Committee stripped the state of its delegates because it violated party rules by holding its primary before Feb. 5.

    “We said from the beginning that we’re going to move ahead with our plan because we were forced into this election date. We’re trying to comply with the rules,” said state party spokesman Mark Bubriski. “We remain confident that our delegates will be seated and we plan to appeal to the nominee or the credentials committee to seat our delegates.”

    Florida’s Republican-led Legislature passed a bill to move up the primary and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed it.

    The state party will hold caucuses in each of Florida’s congressional district, during which any Democrat can vote on who should serve as delegates. A total of 121 district-level delegates will be chosen based on how the state voted in the January primary. Sixty-seven will be assigned to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, 41 to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and 13 to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

    Despite the possibility that none will be seated, Bubriski said interest in the selection process is high. He speculated that more people are aware of a process largely ignored in the past because of attention given to the dispute with the DNC.

    “We’re excited about the enthusiasm,” he said. “People were rushing out today to print more ballots because they’re expecting higher turnout than ever before.”

    Florida was supposed to have a total of 210 delegates, including at-large delegates and superdelegates.

    The DNC didn’t immediately comment on Florida’s plans. Even if the credentials committee decide to seat Florida delegates, it wouldn’t have to apportion delegates based on the results of the primary.
    Florida goes ahead with delegate selection, despite sanctions
    By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    The Florida Democratic Party is going ahead with plans Saturday to select delegates for the national convention, even though the state had no delegates at stake during the Jan. 29 presidential primary.
    The state party wants to be prepared in case it succeeds in efforts to have delegates seated when the convention begins this August in Denver. The Democratic National Committee stripped the state of its delegates because it violated party rules by holding its primary before Feb. 5.

    “We said from the beginning that we’re going to move ahead with our plan because we were forced into this election date. We’re trying to comply with the rules,” said state party spokesman Mark Bubriski. “We remain confident that our delegates will be seated and we plan to appeal to the nominee or the credentials committee to seat our delegates.”

    Florida’s Republican-led Legislature passed a bill to move up the primary and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed it.

    The state party will hold caucuses in each of Florida’s congressional district, during which any Democrat can vote on who should serve as delegates. A total of 121 district-level delegates will be chosen based on how the state voted in the January primary. Sixty-seven will be assigned to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, 41 to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and 13 to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

    Despite the possibility that none will be seated, Bubriski said interest in the selection process is high. He speculated that more people are aware of a process largely ignored in the past because of attention given to the dispute with the DNC.

    “We’re excited about the enthusiasm,” he said. “People were rushing out today to print more ballots because they’re expecting higher turnout than ever before.”

    Florida was supposed to have a total of 210 delegates, including at-large delegates and superdelegates.

    The DNC didn’t immediately comment on Florida’s plans. Even if the credentials committee decide to seat Florida delegates, it wouldn’t have to apportion delegates based on the results of the primary.
    Florida goes ahead with delegate selection, despite sanctions
    By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    The Florida Democratic Party is going ahead with plans Saturday to select delegates for the national convention, even though the state had no delegates at stake during the Jan. 29 presidential primary.
    The state party wants to be prepared in case it succeeds in efforts to have delegates seated when the convention begins this August in Denver. The Democratic National Committee stripped the state of its delegates because it violated party rules by holding its primary before Feb. 5.

    “We said from the beginning that we’re going to move ahead with our plan because we were forced into this election date. We’re trying to comply with the rules,” said state party spokesman Mark Bubriski. “We remain confident that our delegates will be seated and we plan to appeal to the nominee or the credentials committee to seat our delegates.”

    Florida’s Republican-led Legislature passed a bill to move up the primary and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed it.

    The state party will hold caucuses in each of Florida’s congressional district, during which any Democrat can vote on who should serve as delegates. A total of 121 district-level delegates will be chosen based on how the state voted in the January primary. Sixty-seven will be assigned to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, 41 to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and 13 to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

    Despite the possibility that none will be seated, Bubriski said interest in the selection process is high. He speculated that more people are aware of a process largely ignored in the past because of attention given to the dispute with the DNC.

    “We’re excited about the enthusiasm,” he said. “People were rushing out today to print more ballots because they’re expecting higher turnout than ever before.”

    Florida was supposed to have a total of 210 delegates, including at-large delegates and superdelegates.

    The DNC didn’t immediately comment on Florida’s plans. Even if the credentials committee decide to seat Florida delegates, it wouldn’t have to apportion delegates based on the results of the primary.
    news.google.com/news?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS239US239&oe=UTF-8&um=1&resnum=0&tab=wn&hl=en&q=hillary+clinton&ie=UTF-8&scoring=n&sa=N&start=60

  47. Group asks judge to deny effort to dismiss suit on Clinton papers

    By ANDREW DeMILLO

    LITTLE ROCK – A conservative public interest group has asked a federal judge to keep alive a lawsuit seeking quick access to records about a health care task force Hillary Rodham Clinton headed as first lady.

    Judicial Watch complained in court papers this week that the National Archives was “woefully unprepared” for the flood of requests for the records held at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The archives has asked a judge either to dismiss the group’s lawsuit or delay the release of the records for about a year.

    The archives says Judicial Watch is trying to jump ahead of those who made earlier requests under the Freedom of Information Act, but the group questioned the archives’ system of handling such requests.

    “At a minimum, this queue structure is violative of the ‘first in, first out’ principle governing FOIA requests. In addition, it appears that the library is using allegedly scarce resources to process FOIA requests concerning subjects such as ‘Unidentified Flying Objects’ ahead of more timely, public interest requests,” the group said in a brief filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C.

    Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has faced criticism about the number of documents from her husband’s administration that have not been made public. President Clinton left office in January 2001.

    Archivists have been sorting through 80 million pages of documents and 20 million e-mails from Bill Clinton’s two terms, but few records have come out of the library in response to Freedom of Information requests since the archives began accepting them in January 2006.

    Records that have been released include several files requested by a UFO buff.

    The documents are at the Clinton library in Little Rock, which the archives operates. A year’s delay would keep the documents from public view until after the Nov. 4 presidential election.

    Before Judicial Watch filed its request, the library had received 10 FOIA requests for 5.2 million pages of documents. Judicial Watch argued that the archives should have been prepared for a large number of requests because of the large interest in the Clinton presidency and the former first lady.

    “It simply is not credible for defendant to assert that it has been ‘burdened’ with an ‘unprecedented’ number of FOIA requests. A predictable workload yields nothing more than a predictable backlog,” the group said.

    After archivists process the documents, they must be reviewed by Bill Clinton’s representatives and then the White House before they are released. There is no fixed timeline for that review.

    Judicial Watch has also sued the archives seeking other records from the former first lady, and 10,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s daily schedules were forwarded to longtime Clinton adviser Bruce Lindsey for review.

    Judicial Watch also asked in Wednesday’s filing for limited discovery to find out more details on the system used to process FOIA requests at the library, including how many less timely requests have been answered ahead of the group’s.

    Judicial Watch also asks how many requests regarding UFOs have been received and their status.

    A service of the Associated Press(AP)
    http://www.pbcommercial.com/articles/2008/02/29/ap-state-ar/d8v478l8h.txt

  48. Idunn, yu made me laugh and I didn’t think anyone could. I feel like a lotta work just went down the drain today.

    TPS and Monkey business, thanks for comenting. Seriously, is there some way to trace an IP address. Whoever this is, he is a real sad little sh%t.

    Actually, that’s good.

    Okay. Asshole. Got your little ears open wide, ’cause you are one sorry-assed co** su%$#r. If all you can do with your life is run aaround to websites for people trying to do something constructive and play I-spy so you can run back and make fun, you are one sorry obamination. I just realized that you may have helped sabotage some real work, but that’s because you can’t do real work. All you can do is try and pull down the work of others. Boy, are you supporting the right
    candidate. Maybe that is the fundamental difference between Hillary and Barack. Hillary wants to build things up. Obama wants to tear things down: the Cintons, John
    Lewis, gays, Paul Krugman, and anyone else he thinks gets in his way. I never
    realized it until now. Political candidates attract people just like them.

  49. I feel like a lotta work just went down the drain today.

    Cheer up Linfar…ALOT of us are doing work behind the scenes through email. The really IMPORTANT work goes on there. And lurkers here never even see it.

    Trust me…there’s a HUGE hidden movement going on. 🙂

  50. Florida goes ahead with delegate selection

    I’m still waiting for Dean to explain HOW the Democratic nominee campaigns in Florida and Michigan in the two months between the convention and the general after MILLIONS of their voters are disenfranchised ?

    IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN.

  51. The Obamalamadingdongs are too friggin ridiculous. Yhey put out an ad in response to the “Who would you want to pick up the phone” ad and it begins exactly the same and then gives the message about how you would want to have someone who had the good judgment not to vote for the iraq war at the other end of the line!!!!!!

    It is soooooooooo STUPID!

    😎

  52. All the media are trashing Hillary today. We need some good news. I just read fricken rockefeller is endorsing Obama even though Hill is widely popular there. WTF?

  53. I don’t hear any real trashing, MJ.

    Anyway, this is all just part and parsel of campaigning. You guys HAVE to stop letting stuff get to you.

  54. hey guys… i’m just catching up…

    @linfar: did you say your diary got deleted? i just went to it and its still there. great post btw!

    @idunn: check your email again you should have two from me one from my divabunny email and one from my charter email acct. as far as the emails we sent re: nafta… i sent to the editors too, but on some sites where you had the option to send to a reporter, i would… i was thinking of a woodward/bernstein thing… “maybe there’s some up and comer thats looking for a real story” so i sent it to some reporters too.

    as far as the lgbt issue… i sent to a ton of lgbt sites and blogs today… heard back from a few and they all said the same thing… they ran the story a few weeks ago when it first came out… i asked them to run again in light of the pandering that he’s doing now w/the open letter on his site and the ads he’s taken out in the advocate and texas and ohio papers. asked them at the very least to circulate the link i sent them… didnt hear back.

    oh well…. as far as the msm news… it could be a lot worse. it was earlier today… when there was a rumor abt hrc aides suing the texas party i thought, “oh hell!” but the camp denied and it died. the worst thing theyre doing is attacking her for the 3am/fear ad. sucks. obama’s already come out w/an ad to counter it. and its good. its full of sh*t, but its good.

    i just keep telling myself that WE are junkies… its freaking friday night, most of his demographic and/or undecideds are out tonite!!! we’re the junkies.

    k… starting to ramble. i’ll shut up now.

  55. Idunn, thasss good to hear 🙂

    I guess I feel so frustrated because what I know how to do best is write. And it is hard to feel as if the thing you do best can’t find an outlet. It is really bad when you can’t find a place to be heard, and the playing field gets dive bombed by Creepy Obamieos. I started blogging ’cause I thought, “ok. here’s how I can help Hillary.” And then these jackboots who support Obama roam around to different websites and make mischief and mahem. It is discouraging. Of course that is what they want.

  56. linfar, ignore the creatures from the darkside. I’m proud to say I stand behind the candidate who has worked for 35 years for working families, children, minority and women of America. I’m proud to stand behind the candidate who offers real solutions versus lofty rhetoric and bald face lies and stolen ideas.

    Hillary Clinton has more class in her little finger than his whole lying staff. The guy is a liar and a thief and he has made NO political contributions to this country. He lites out when the hard stuff comes up to vote on, either just skipping out or voting present. This is not the man I want leading this country out of the mess we are in.

    His claim to fame is that he was against Iraq, but admits that had he had to vote he doesn’t KNOW how he would vote. He has since committed to funding and funding without even a stand up in the Senate to offer a real effort to get out.

    The guy is never around when he is needed. Where would he be when the next war breaks out? Is this the guy we want with the finger on the nuclear button. Oops, he’d hit the wrong button just like he did in the Illinois Senate so many times.

    Barack Obama is being played like a violin by the masters in Washington DC . They wanted a puppet to control and he has played right into their hands.

    They should be careful what they wish for.

  57. Linfar, put your writing skills to better use then. Start writting letters of support to superdelegates who are sticking with HRC, or write powerful letters to Kennedy and Kerry demanding that they jump behind HRC since their constituents did. Or start a blog spot of your own where people can’t comment. OR write something wonderful and inspiring, video-tape yourself reading it , and send it to Hillaryspeaksfor me.

    In other words, instead of letting the assholes get to you, get mad and get more creative. That’s what HRC would do. 🙂

  58. @linfar:

    email jon/www.savagepolitics.com and ask him if he would be interested in posting your diary on his site as a “guest blogger”.

    his site is awesome and he has a lot of really intelligent commentors over there. his email addy is savagepolitics@gmail.com tell him that tara from hillaryis44 referred you…

  59. yeah, Rockefeller is another asshold turncoat. Another white male who is afraid of a woman in the whitehouse.

    Wva will not go for Obama

    HOWEVER, he is ALREADY running ads there. Sis told me today they have been all over the tv…for the Ohio primary. Yeah. Rockefeller probably told him to do that.

    Rockefeller doesn’t have the power in WV that he used to have. He’s done nothing for the cause of his people in a long, long time.

    Manchin is the governor and I already emailed and called his office yesterday to ask for his support.

    I’ve already decided that if WV and KY are in play, I can go fight my ass off there. I know the stomping grounds of southern WV and eastern KY like the back of my hand.

    I was afraid of Robert Byrd…he’s definitely got the white guilt going on…but I understand he took a hard fall and is out of commission for a while. He’d pack the most weight in WV.

    Obama is definitely outspending but the word is also out that he is dangerous for America.

  60. Anyway, it kinda kills me that HWSNBN is always hollering about HRC playing the fear card. Let’s get real, we live in a dangerous world, folks. Only a pollyanna, head in the clouds dreamer is foolish enough NOT to address these concerns. According to candidate McDreamy, we are all gonna wake up , join hands and start singing kumbaya, and the realities of the world will just magically disappear.

    Now if that isn’t a FAIRYTALE , I don’t know what is.

  61. Isn’t it so sad that all of our hopes about whether a certain candidate will get vetted or not depend on one particular reporter? Shame on the media.

  62. Idunn, the koolaid drinkers are buying it too. What are they going to do when they realize it was all just a lie? That is the worrysome part for me. There’s not encugh Prozac to cure it.

    These endorsements puzzle people cause they think that something is wrong with Hillary…some just don’t put two and two together, till you tell them, it’s about CONTROL of Washington. The elite want a lightweight they can control..easy enough for smart people who get it. Once you explain to people it makes sense.

    His whole campaign is a form of mind control via the media and some come to Jesus speechs.

  63. Idunn, the koolaid drinkers are buying it too. What are they going to do when they realize it was all just a lie?

    I used to worry for them too. Actually felt bad for them. Now I just feel like, it ain’t my cross to bear. They will deal or not deal…it’s not my problem.

  64. speaking of endorsements… they asked bill to comment on lewis and it was so sad. he said how much he and hillary still care about him. he said that the pressure he was put under was amazing. he said that lewis told him that there were robo calls going out to ppl living in his district and when they investigated where the robo calls were coming from they discovered that they were funded by a REPUBLICAN financer.

    hmmmmmmmmmm….. thoughts abt that??? think it was even discussed by the msm??? you guessed right if you said NO!!!

  65. I am so sick of Obama acting like he has some sort of superior judgement. WTF does that even mean? Do you think Hill should do a new ad?

  66. dot 48, thanks

    Idunn, I’ve written a lot of letters. But I’m like Hillary I want to reach a Lot of people. lol

    Divabunny, I am going to do as you suggest. So thanks

    I just had to get some of that anger out so I could keep on.

    I still have to make my phone calls today too. so I will be off soon to meet and greet the Texas voters.

  67. hey all – in Houston now volunteering for the campaign…went to an early voting place today (Texas last day for early voting) and lots of local officials’ signs, but no Obama signs. Hillary had us and people doing visibility with signs.

    By the way, big endorsement from A list star coming…I know who it is but cannot say, maybe it’s already been released to press, but I haven’t been paying attention to media. Been working my ass off here in the office.

  68. Let’s get real, we live in a dangerous world, folks.

    I know! It’s effin’ scary out there. If there’s a national security breach I don’t want someone whose one claim to fame is a speech he made back in 2002. I want someone who has experience, who’s not afraid to take a stand, who’s lived it. John McCain will wipe his ass with BO in the GE if National Security is the theme.

    I remember not having to take off my shoes at the airport. Those were the days.

  69. lninla- gawd! i am soooo jealous!!! i wish i could be there with you! how is it going in houston? what is the feeling?

    a-list star???? awesome!!! i cant wait to hear… i’m going to have to keep checking perez! i know cher endoresed hillary, but i’m not sure if thats old or new news….

  70. Do you think Hill should do a new ad?

    hell yeah! She should do an ad where the kids are sleeping safe in their beds and the phone rings in the White House at 3 am. Then cut to a black man, standing by the phone watching it ring. Instead of picking it up, he clears his throat and begins an inspirational speech. End scene…a mushroom cloud.

    LMAO!

  71. lninla – you’re so awesome for going to TX.

    I want to be in Texas so bad, but I have to have oral surgery next week (boooo!) and my insurance doesn’t cover it. :(:(:(:( Oh well, bring on Oregon! Lol.

  72. we need madonna to endorse!!! dont think she will though since she doesnt even really live in the usa anymore… one can wish though… we’d surely lock up the gay vote if we had cher AND madonna! then we’d just need liza, celine and barbra!

  73. The celebrity I most want to come out and endorse her is Leo DiCaprio. HUGE important voice in the environmental movement, close to Al Gore , and the hottest thing to walk on two legs. 🙂

  74. madonna already did endorse Hillary.

    Oh man lninla!!! I got my hopes up and posted about it at Taylormarsh =)

  75. sorry guys, not sure why a small rumor spread among staffers; it was wrong info – any way, Erica Alexander did an event tonight for Hillary.

  76. omg idunn you are toooo freaking hilarious!!! killin me!!!

    question…. this is the thing i didnt get abt the ad (AND DONT SAY I’M NEGATIVE!!!) i’m just saying… its 3AM and the kids are alseep. i get that. BUT when the phone rings and mom goes in to check on the kids, why in the hell is she fully dressed in a button down shirt and pants and looks like she’s ready to go shopping or something??? why wasnt she in her pjs or robe? it is three o’clock in the morning.

  77. why in the hell is she fully dressed in a button down shirt and pants and looks like she’s ready to go shopping or something??? why wasnt she in her pjs or robe? it is three o’clock in the morning.

    because she just got back from a cocktail fundraiser for Hillary, that’s why. 😉

  78. lnila,how are you feeling about Texas? How are the staffers feeling?

    divabunny, HAHAHAHAAHA, I think the image was meant to be about her tucking them in

  79. what??? we have madonna? how did i not know that??? i adore her!

    as far as babs… i thought she didnt endorse. i thought she “give to all dems.” well why in the HELL arent these people out there fundraising for her??????? ohio has the 6th largest gay pop in the country.

  80. TPS, that NAFTA-GATE is just a swirling mess. Both of the main players now, will “neither confirm or deny” that they met with each other. That certainly clears it up! I’m so glad we’re seeing this “new kind of politics” in action.

  81. Ben, and I am so glad that journalists no longer have a desire to get the real scoop. They are sooo easily satisfied. I wonder if watergate would have broken in today’s political enviroment?

  82. Hillary should also do an ad where she and a Barack look alike are standing on the lawn in front of a burning house. Someone inside the house screams, “Help me! Please, someone help me!”

    Hillary dons her super woman cape and runs to get a firehose.

    Barack stands in front of the house engulfed in flames, turns to the other spectators on the lawn and says, “Let us join hands in unity and hope that these flames will go out.”

  83. Oh, I finally got tired of trying to have an intelligent exchange with the “boys” over at TPM. They all wear blinders – and just ingest whatever bits of news that Josh Marshall sends them. And no matter what the subject – they will arrogantly turn it into a Hillary-bashing fest.

    When I’ve posted there, I’ve never gone negative on Bambi; but rather, I try to say something positive about Hillary. But I’ve had enough.

    I’m gonna blast ’em – throw the kitchen sink at them – Rezko and the whole ball of wax. And then I’m not going back. They will ignore my post, but at least I’ll feel better.

  84. okay… am i the ONLY one that thought that when they watched??? i was like … “where the hell is she going or coming home from?” why isnt this woman in her jammers??? how did whoever directed the vid not see that??? at least put her in a tee…. i also noticed that at 3am hillary was also in a suit, full make up, perfect hair and wearing pearls & glasses. now THAT i can forgive… something is going down, so she hasnt even gone to bed yet and she is ready!

  85. Diva, my sister get’s up an hour before her husband, puts on her makeup and gets back into bed.

    She doesn’t want hubby to wake up to the real deal, I guess.

    Me? I despise makeup…feels gunky. My wardrobe? Hippy skirt, oversized t-shirt , no bra , no shoes. Unless we’re going out, then I dress for the occasion. Jeans, t-shirt , tennis shoes. 😉

  86. Regarding NAFTA-GATE, I read that ABC News report. It appears to be a standoff of both sides saying they will neither confirm or deny. So is that it? Is there any there there?

  87. It’s a long cold walk from upstairs in the WH to the Oval Office 😉

    You’ve seen “The American President.”

  88. I seriously want to put together a video of debate clips. Is there special software that I would need? And do y’all think it’s possible to find enough debate clips for it?

  89. (snicker) I do have an imagine now of presidents like Carter and Nixon answering an emergency phone call in their jammies. LMAO!

    I’m thinking Nixon wore a union suit. Carter, the jammy deals my grandfather wore…cowboys and indians on them.

  90. Seems like Hillary is closing well in Texas..will she be there all weekend or will she make a fast run back through Ohio as well.

  91. Watching Laura on Fox – will have Rush on later. Limbaugh realizes that the bashing they’ve all proliferated for months on end, along with the left-wing media love-Obama-fest is fixing to sink the GOP ship. The old saying, “Be careful what you ask for”, is coming home to roost. They realize they may be party to putting the AntiChrist front and center in the White House. They were so enthralled with watching Hillary crash and burn, that they failed to see that by not exposing Obama’s ties to Farrakhan, Rezko, Lying to America about NAFTA, in short – being the very candidate he berates – smacks of the biggest hypocrisy in United States history. Makes “W” look like chump change. What about his Paypal contributions? Arab Muslims from half-way across the world? How can we find out through open records? We are being hijacked and it’s like the Republicans are just now waking up to the fact that McCain’s 71 year-old “experience” will be just as vulnerable – race card charges and all – and they know they have to do something real quick.

    Sure don’t want anything bad to happen – but it’s almost like we need a March (instead of October) surprise, a HUGE wag the dog – causing our country to realize like never before – that she needs to be in charge if the hammer falls here or across the world. Please, Dear God, let something break in the next 72 hours – without harm to our brave men and women – to show the American public that Obama is the devil himself. Sorry, but I really and truly believe this to be the truth.

  92. @idunn… i missed those dates… whats going on?

    curiosity: this weekend hannity is going to do a special on the media in these races and he’ll have rush AND rove on! i cant wait!

  93. Idunn: Nancy used to consult an astrologer for Ronnie. FDR consulted a psychic, Jean Dixon. LBJ may have consulted a psychic. No worries.

  94. I think that Yahoo article is crap about the LGBT community – Obama folks are passing out more lit, buttons, etc; they are trying to out “shwag” our campaign…a houston LGBT caucus endorsed him, but lots of shenanigans going on behind the scenes – not hearing the whole story, but something about a vote happening when one of the hillary supporters was out of town. I believe another LGBT caucus will endorse Hillary.

  95. Does anybody know where I can find that touching story about Obama’s first political victory – the one where he challenged enough signatures to get everyone off the ballot and ran unopposed?

  96. I heard Madonna has not officially endorsed just said something like “girls need to stick together”

    whatever

  97. I’m praying really hard for our country. We are in a dark time and the last thing we need is the prince of darkness with this CultCrew in charge. It’s definitely about keeping a woman out of the WhiteHouse and I cannot figure why more women won’t WAKE THE FCUK UP!

    Here’s the deal though…if they can manuever this their way, they have it all planned for Obama to heft some white woman governor into the Veep spot. Just to so call sooth the white women and in turn twist the knife in Hillary even deeper.

  98. Babs, Cher and Perez should throw a shindig. Invite Madonna, maybe see if Bette will join in.

    Obama can hang out with McClurkin some more.

  99. I think John Sidney McCain would flatten BO like a pancake. Republicans aren’t going to buy into that hopification baloney.

    Half the Democrats aren’t buying into it.

  100. money makes the world go round. when you got lots you can gets lots done. obama camp does not have a shortage of funds and we will most likely never know who is really funding this man. People really think he got all that $ with just $5 and $10 donations. My sister and brother are too stupid to count it up.

  101. @curiosityhasme, I certainly know how you feel. The beginning of this campaign seems like 5 years ago – and it seems like the whole thing has been unfolding in slow motion, almost like a dream.
    The past eight years under GWB have been awful; we’re mired down in Iraq, the economy is headed to the tank; our middle class has literally been destroyed.
    No matter what, Hillary needs to stay in. There is so much info out there now – surely party leaders won’t nominate this fraud. We need Hillary. In times of crisis, we’ve always been fortunate to have great leaders step up. I see greatness in Hillary, and we can’t lose this opportunity.

  102. linfar,

    I agree that posting at the big blogs is very dispiriting and imo often a waste of time. But there are a lot of places where you can re-post the same piece, good Hillary or centrist blogs. It’s okay to post it multiple places (letting them know it’s multiple).

    First, as someone said, make a little free blog of your own. Blogspot is popular. When you write something, post it at your own. Then you can offer it elsewhere too, either in full or an excerpt which can have a link back to your own blog.

    Taylormarsh.com does guest posts, noquarterusa, corrente (correntewire?) … oh, lots of places. Nice civilized little blogs that all link to each other. I think this is a good thing, as helping those blogs grow gives something for moderate voters to read other than MSM or Big Blogs.

    Here are some, though I haven’t vetted them all. Boy, I bet this sends the spam filter through the roof!

    http://www.Taylormarsh.com
    http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/trailmix/http://anglachelg.blogspot.com/http://ronbeas2.blogspot.com/http://www.lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.comhttp://themoderatevoice.com — ‘Big Tent Democrat’ at Talk Left — groups.yahoo.com/group/HillarysVoice/ — http://www.now.org/issues/media/election_media_petition.html — Savagepolitics.com — http://cenlamar.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/pcd-hillary-clinton-for-president/#comment-10970http://www.makethemaccountable.com/ http://obama-sheeple.blogspot.com/http://www.stop-obama.org/http://uwimc.blogspot.com/http://bigheaddc.com/

    I was seeing some other good new ones just now in some items and comment threads at taylormarsh.com and her Hot Topidcs.

    And there are the blogs at hillaryclinton.com etc. I don’t put much work into those as I think they’re a target for trolls, but how much work is it to paste in the same thing you’re posting elsewhere?

    Anyway your writing is great. Pls post it on nice blogs where we can all enjoy it and refer people.

  103. I think John Sidney McCain would flatten BO

    Plural…will you PLEASE stop with the fear mongering! John McCain is NOT Australian. You can shout “Sidney” all you want, but the fact of the matter is, John McCain is Panamanian. So get your facts straight!

  104. plural – yes, I think Obama will be an easy target for McCain. I think John McCain is a good senator – but I’m not sure about him as president. He says he wants to stay in Iraq until we win . . . but once again we’re moving the goalposts and trying to figure out what a win over there means.

    All I know is that radical Islam – and their Jihad against the West – is for real. And the main thing that fires them up – that pushes them to the extreme, is our presence on their holy lands.

  105. Independent Ben, it looks like the conservative Canadian govt. put a finger in Obama’s eye by leaking his advisor’s assurances to the Canadian consul general to the press. Obama is too naive to have these kinds of conversations through his economic advisor with the Canadian government. What a rookie?

  106. Has anyone heard anything about Kenya. I heard they were demanding an apology from the US for the picture of Obama in the native dress or they were going to kick out the American soldiers in Kenya. Did I hear right? Does anyone know the correct story. I just heard bits and pieces.

  107. It is curious that Obama seems to challenge and then strong arm women that help him get elected. Alice, Hillary…who knows who else.

  108. OMG – watching CNN and they’re doing show on latinos in Texas – saying that they are moving to Obama. One of them was interviewed and stated that Hillary flip-flopped on immigration reform. 🙁 Is Obama spreading around lies in Texas?

  109. ^ He’s not going to get the nod, but if he does it will probably be Claire McCaskill – his snub buddy at the SOTU. Time to start digging up some trash on her.

    I have said this before, but we really need to take on Airhead America. Stephanie Miller – who should come on out of the closet at her age, if Ellen and Jody Foster can survive it, surely she can – is the WORST. I wish I could reach through the radio… well. I hate her, leave it at that.

  110. Independent Ben, I read in one of the polls that Obama is getting only 75% of AA support in Texas (other places he has been getting 90%) because Obama didn’t attend the Black State of the Union and also because he (slightly) dissed Farakkhan.

  111. TPS, that makes sense to me. Obama better shore that up, by playing the race card and blaming it on Hillary!

  112. Shenanigans from Poll Workers at early voting site in Houston – many of the Latinos who don’t read English well ask for help, one of Clinton’s volunteers said that several of the Latinos told her that when they asked for help, one of the poll workers would go through the machine, and then, push the button for Obama. The Latinos would be furious and say, I wanted to vote for Clinton, and the guy would say, “oh, well, it’s been done.”

    She said this happened several times today.

  113. Independent Ben Says: Does anybody know where I can find that touching story about Obama’s first political victory – the one where he challenged enough signatures to get everyone off the ballot and ran unopposed?

    Here’s the most complete story I’ve seen:
    h t t p : / / http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-0704030881apr04,0,6468332.story

    Here’s my opinion (feel free to post elsewhere): h t t p : / /1950democrat.livejournal.com/41618.html

    And more angles: h t t p : / / http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&q=site%3A1950democrat.livejournal.com+%22Palmer%22&btnG=Search

    A very important story I think, with parallels to what’s going on now. Instead of choosing a time when his candidacy could help his party, he chose to attack an elder woman and knock her out of politics altogether.

  114. That sounds like the kind of trick his thugs would pull. The voters need to complain to the election judges BEFORE they leave the polls.

  115. You know how much of an idiot (Obama) are you when George Bush has to chastise you over being naive about foreign affairs?

  116. lninla Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Shenanigans from Poll Workers at early voting site in Houston – many of the Latinos who don’t read English well ask for help, one of Clinton’s volunteers said that several of the Latinos told her that when they asked for help, one of the poll workers would go through the machine, and then, push the button for Obama. The Latinos would be furious and say, I wanted to vote for Clinton, and the guy would say, “oh, well, it’s been done.”

    She said this happened several times today.

    Get their stories down as evidence! Names, place, location. We need solid evidence to show the superdelegates that much of Obama’s support is phoney, crooked.

  117. Maybe Clinton needs more poll workers to help Latinos. This is awful. Something needs to be done. Is anyone keeping track of all these shenanigans that go on in Texas. Probably should be sending them to the Texas Democratic party. God, what I wouldn’t give for an honest election. I bet this has been rigged right from the beginning with all those computer voting machines. I just don’t trust anything in this country anymore. It is so hard to stay upbeat.

  118. TPS – what I’m concerned about is women. I guess he has been siphoning younger women from Hillary. But I have faith too. When the chips are down, women seem to come through for Hillary.

  119. Independent Ben, actually she has been peeling of men from Obama turned off by his Farakkhan and Jeremiah Wright ties

  120. the sad thing is….is that bush was correct. Obama is extremely naive….unfortunately obama is believing his own press and thinks he can handle this stuff. Now that is extremely scary

  121. Irish1139,

    All of this is one reason Hillary ran such an aggressive early voting program in Texas. I’m thinking on March 4th, there may be even more shennanigans.

  122. Independent Ben Says: yep, that’s it, Idunn. Obama Knows His Way Around A Ballot

    I just posted the link to the ORIGINAL story, which was titled “Showing his bare knuckles
    In first campaign, Obama revealed hard-edged, uncompromising side in eliminating party rivals
    By David Jackson and Ray Long | Tribune staff reporters
    April 4, 2007
    h t t p : / / http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-0704030881apr04,0,6468332.story

    I figure if they sanitized the title, who knows what else they sanitized.

  123. TPS – I sure hope so. One poll I looked at had Hillary winning white men, and actually winning repub crossovers. But there have been a few polls since then.

  124. “The Latinos would be furious and say, I wanted to vote for Clinton, and the guy would say, “oh, well, it’s been done.”

    Well, the new politics in action!

  125. CNN has done everything in their power to alienate any and all minority voters from Hillary. They have been after Latinos and Asians after they conspired a Black-White issue that they manufactured against Clinton. They all make me sick. Never thought I would be watching Fox almost exclusively. Limbaugh wants Hillary to stay in, because he realizes she’s taking all the heat that will be leveled at McCain. I believe Republicans are blown away by the fact that no one can question Obama about ANYTHING without it becoming a racial issue. They are starting to panic – making McCain’s conservatism a moot point – hell, they just need to eliminate Obama with his scandals-evolving self. Why in the hell didn’t they realize that Obama is so much a bigger threat for aour national security, for crying out loud? Their hate for Hillary just got trumped for their fear of Obama. Pure and simple.

  126. hope so all – I just heard this story from one of our Latino volunteer who stood all day out in the early voting poll in Houston re: the poll worker who was pushing buttons for Obama. Also, the volunteer said that one of the Latino women who was upset did do an interview on the Spanish radio, and complained. So, hopefully, the story’s out and there’ll be a backlash against Obama.

  127. “So, hopefully, the story’s out and there’ll be a backlash against Obama”

    It will be buried like the nafta canadian story….unless we tell everyone!

  128. I wouldn’t take what Rush and the Republicans are saying at face value. A lot of it is disinformation and mind games, which is what they’re best at.

  129. lninla, thank you for your hard work in Houston!

    PLEASE make it your mission to let as many Latino Volunteers as possible know to look for this on Tuesday.

    This is crucial. Latino’s are Hillary’s base there in TX. We can NOT let their votes go to the Dark Side.

  130. lninla Says: hope so all – I just heard this story from one of our Latino volunteer who stood all day out in the early voting poll in Houston re: the poll worker who was pushing buttons for Obama. Also, the volunteer said that one of the Latino women who was upset did do an interview on the Spanish radio, and complained. So, hopefully, the story’s out and there’ll be a backlash against Obama.

    I hope it was just one Obama person! But if there’s time, how about Tuesday passing out flyers with cell phone numbers of SEVERRAL troubleshooters who will be right there and come if called to take names and maybe film the incident. And local media numbers. Maybe if the voter starts to get that list out and call, the Obama person will back down and do the right thing.

    Of course the best thing would be to GET the whole thing on film. Someone smuggle in a good video camera under their serape :-), and ask for help looking helpless….

  131. Eerily, Jimmy Carter profile states that the lurvefest by the media actually shot him to fame and helped him win the nomination.

    “What Carter had that his opponents did not was the acceptance and support of elite sectors of the mass communications media. It was their favorable coverage of Carter and his campaign that gave him an edge, propelling him rocket-like to the top of the opinion polls. This helped Carter win key primary election victories, enabling him to rise from an obscure public figure to President-elect in the short space of 9 months.”

  132. I know this sounds horrible, and I must seem just like a thug when i blog this, but there is no way in hell that could ever stand for “Hail to the Chief” and acknowledge Obama as my Commander-in-Chief. I could not honor him in that way. In fact, I can’t acknowledge him as my President – ever. What is wrong with me? I know it’s not his race – because I could do that for Colin Powell, and many other AA that come to mind. I can’t honor a fraud, fake, phony, hypocrit, and a racist – a la Farrakhan/Wright/TUCC. No way no how. I can’t compromise my principles. I mean Bush is better than Obama – can’t believe I think that either, but I do. People, this guy has to be stopped. He will absolutely finish off our country, and any decent morals and scruples our society has left. The fact that anyone could be elected to the highest office in this land with ties to Farrakhan sends cold chills down my spine. I feel like a man (woman) without a country. No man is an island. Oh really? This Texan is ready to secede from the Union. WAG THE DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. And then the media spent the whole of Carter’s presidency bashing him and manufacturing fake scandals involving him and the top people in his administration.

    I don’t remember the adulation but I sure remember the bashing.

  134. Bush’s brain Mr. Karl Rove will save Mr. McCain. Believe me, like Hillary said, the Republicans will not just give up the white house. I suspect Mr. McCain will select a suave, charismatic VP who will help McCain older image and they will be aptly able to battle for the White House.

    All the dirty deeds in Obama’s LIFETIME will soon rear their ugly head. Look for Hillary to actually get some Republican support.

  135. Obama lies, protectionists cry?
    While many observers, including The Economist and US News, have noted inconsistencies with both Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s critiques of NAFTA, it seems like Obama may now have been caught in some direct double-talk. On the stump campaigning for the tightly contested Ohio primary, both Democratic candidates have been attempting to gain points by playing to economic insecurities threatening that they would pull out of NAFTA if not able to renegotiate terms. Here’s where it gets interesting: the CTV, relying on “sources at the highest levels of the Canadian government,” reports that Austan Goolsbee, Obama’s Chief Economic Adviser who has a taste for technocratic policies based on behavioural economics, spoke to the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago “saying that when Senator Obama talks about opting out of the free trade deal, the Canadian government shouldn’t worry. The operative said it was just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously.”
    After the Obama camp and the Canadian Embassy in Washington put out denials, CTV continues to insist on the reliability of their sources and named Goolsbee as the unspecified campaign adviser in their original report. It’s clear that there has been a lot of posturing on this issue by Obama, and the threats of withdrawal from NAFTA have set off a media flurry in Canada placing on the front page of both national newpapers and soliciting a reaction from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, so it’s plausible that if the comments really were only overblown rhetoric and populist pandering that the campaign might reach out to reassure Canadian government officials.
    I’ll be watching this developing story, already unoriginally dubbed Goolsbee Gate which has been picked up all over the American media in the last couple days. CTV will be under mounting pressure to further corroborate their claims. The story is unlikely to die soon as McCain has now mentioned it and turned it into a campaign issue, telling reporters “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… I certainly don’t think that’s straight talk.”

    Posted by Kalim Kassam on February 29, 2008 in Current Affairs |
    westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2008/02/obama-lies-prot.html

  136. A love affair between Barack Obama and the US media,

    The American media is swooning at the mere mention of democratic candidate, Obama’s name. According to the French daily, Liberation.fr, a survey conducted by the department of journalism of the Harvard University from 48 media houses indicated that articles and reports in favour of Obama in the first five months of 2007, were three times more than articles and reports in favour of the three remaining candidates. Obama’s rival, Hillary Clinton who is not quite favoured by the media, has often denounced the media hype. (Saturday 1 March – 02:02)
    en.afrik.com/news11417.html

  137. Good evening friends!

    Well…it’s been a day…here on the posts (i have been reading) and out in the world where I was working and listening to Talk Radio.

    The came home to find a lost schnauzer, place an ad in the paper for her, posted signs around the neighborhood, and then found her mom anddad.

    I have to say that I WAS EAR TO EAR GRINNING when Nafta-gate made the last twenty minutes of Rush and the first thirty to the Schnitt Show here in FLA. But I think the BIGGEST PRIDE I HAD TODAY was when I heard a snippet of Hillary using Obama’s quote from his book that I had IDunn send to me, and which I promptly sent to the campaign with a few suggestions.

    YOU GIYS HAVE CREATED A WORLD HEADLINE with Nafta Gate, and somewhere we need to go bak and find original poster on YouTube and thank them. Meiyingsu posted here, I sent to Stricklabnd and Campo Clinton and YOU GUYS DID ALL THAT!

    I suddenly REALLY REALIZED the power of grass roots in net world. There I wwas, standing in a garage in Florida, listening to some of the biggest networks in the USA carry our little story.

    WOW

  138. But bigger than all of this is THIS:

    HILLARY CLINTON LISTENS.

    We have got her ear here and that makes a tingle run up my leg!

  139. curiosityhasme, I’m right there with you. But I truly believe he will never be President – and Hillary can still get this nomination. I have faith that some degree of sanity will eventually take hold of the Democratic Party.
    I’ve even noticed on MSNBC Corp that a couple of former Hillary bashers seem to be taking a turn toward Hillary. I’m not sure if they saw something about Obama or what – but I’ve been sending e-mails to these guys. I’m not bragging but I sent that Race Man article to Tucker Carlson, and 2 days later he had that professor on his show. He now openly said about Hillary: “I hope she wins” I also sent Joe Scarborough info on John Lewis – being pressured by Jesse Jackson Jr, and the 30 year old AA who now challenges him in his district. Joe talked about that too.

  140. The post earlier from The Washington Times about Achi and his arms dealing is another one that needs to have legs. It is six degrees of separation from the BotMan and I am sure Pat Fitzgerald will be so far up his butt in the next month or two, that “O” face will be permanent. Additionally, his Obamatrons will see “Mr. Peace and Love” is all about middle east arms dealing…even by association, but hey…a story is a story. And nothing hurts Obamatrons like THE TRUTH.

    In a story about the PPresidential papers and the healthcare task force, they refer to a UFO Researcher who got HIS papers from the Natl Archives. That would be funny except for I actually heard this guy on America’s Coast to Coast a few weeks back and he said it took SEVEN YEARS. So…the Media Hype is just that…HYPE. There is a process. But it makes Clinton APPEAR as if she has special advantage. She does not. The researcher even said he had put his request in far earlier, and it took seven to GET IT DONE.

  141. I also did $50.44 a while ago and WROTE AGAIN to the HC Campaign asking for a PAY PAL option on the front page. For the obvious reasons that MANY hill supporters don;t have credit or ATM cards or are afraid to use them Bank donations are INSTANT CASH. We shall see. It is the third or fouth time i have contacted re: same

  142. Space,
    nice to see ya on line.

    Nafta gate. Love it.

    Watching Larry King now….

    New question was put forth referring to McCain- who is not Australian or Aboriginal by the way- but I would turn it around to BO.

    What has Barack Obama sacrificed for America?
    McCain- obviously was a POW. His son is a Marine.
    Hillary- 35 years of working on behalf of children. Putting down the tea cup (and cookies) as first lady and fighting for women’s rights around the world. Forgoing a lucrative career in the private sector and running for senate after 8 years in the white house.
    Obama- Got a big corrupt illegal developer to buy him a huge house so he could support the housing economy

  143. Gosh, I’d like some good news right about now. Ininla report what you told us here immediately. Also, It makes no sense to me that poll workers can wear gear from campaigns.

  144. Obama- Got a big corrupt illegal developer to buy him a huge house so he could support the housing economy

    Ronald, don’t forget his biggest one: he worked as a community organizer

  145. i found this post on another site discussing great read. very thought provoking…

    “What Brought Us Here?” (cfbleachers)

    On election day, or in election years, therefore, we tend to replace the “trait” that defines the problem with the last guy and “fix” it with the trait of the next guy.

    Nixon was beady-eyed, paranoid, unlikeable. Ford was extremely likeable, but portrayed as an affable stumbling buffoon who could work the aisles as an insider.

    So we needed a rocket scientist, or at least nuclear scientist who was not an insider.

    Of course, that led to a national malaise, because he was weak, timid and the human equivalent of a Quaalud.

    To replace Carter’s weakness and depression, we needed the strength and uplifting message of Reagan.

    Reagan was portrayed as dim, sleepy, unaware, so the Ivy League educated Bush SR. became our “fix”.

    Bush the Elder represented elitism according to the left and he was out of touch with the “common man”, so we needed someone who was more populist.

    Clinton was a hounddog and we needed more family values so “W” became the choice.

    Now, “W”, he is not a great orator. His command of the language is less than a strong suit. And he was someone who got in the face of our enemies, giving the leftists a galvanizing tool to beat him on a daily basis.

    So, we now have come to this. An orator with a charismatic and easy way with words, no matter how empty. And someone who does not get in the face of adversaries, but looks to have us all get along.

    He is the SuperSocialist. He has the charm of Clinton, the leftist leanings of Carter, (and the ties to anti-Israel leanings as deep or deeper than Carter), his election “cleanses” us of our guilt over misdeeds past and present.

    He acts Democratic, speaks centrist, votes Socialist. A little something for everyone likely to even consider him.

    How did we get here? It was almost inevitable.

  146. IndyBen,
    well that what I meant. Duh. He was organizing the community around his house by supporting a corrupt developer who got an Iraqi billionaire with money from Saddam Hussein to buy large tracks of land in south side Chicago. well that’s very organized isn’t it?

  147. mj, the good news is that she is leading Ohio and Rhode Island and is tied in Texas. When the results come in Tuesday, Texas will go comfortably for Hillary because they are underestimating the latino support for Hillary.

  148. Ininla…read your post. WHAT A LOT OF WORK! Good on you! And I read some of those posts, including the cut and past from here with the Obamatron Spy. That they cut and pasted that particular quote was fine with me…not in reference to your story (which I recommended) but in that they don’t have the full context of what that was regarding. It soesn’t bother me that they are like this, because THAT IS THE BEHAVIOR THAT IS ENDORSED BY THEIR CANDIDATE. HE is PLAYING THEM FOR FOOLS TOO, and JUST LIKE THE OTHER CHICAGO POLITICIANS, they act like thugs.

    Fuck ’em

    America is not blind to the ideals of fair play, and more and more the media and the obamatrons are whirling like dervishes to keep up the lkies and will turn into the pile of butter made famous by the Tigers in THE FAMOUS AUTHOR’S BOOK “little Bolack Sambo” by Rudyard Kipling.

    And I am sure that if they read this, they will think that is a racist remark. Having not read the book, I challenge tham to figure out who Sambo actually is.

  149. how did we get here? is this real? The man is crazy. His life story is crazy. Hillary is a gift. How often do we get a chance to elect someone who has already been in the white house for 8 years? its gross. How did we get here?

  150. from a cnn blog:

    “I’m a white woman in my mid-20’s, and I’ve been a BIG Obama supporter from the very beginning – I contributed to his campaign and attended one rally. But now I’m not so sure any more….”

    I never thought I would see these words…..

  151. Sambo was Indian not black but the term is very derogatory to African Americans and I dont think we should use it on a site dedicated to getting Hillary elected as the 44th POTUS.

  152. @ronald… the guy writing that is NOT pro obama in the least!!! the author is not endorsing in any way… it was a statement abt our society.

    @space: hey there! sooooo glad you reunited the pup with his family!!! you have good karma headed your way! =)

  153. Hey everyone!

    I got this email from Hillary, please be sure to help and donate! She now has 13,097 donators, she needs 30,000 in the next 48 hours, please help!

    Dear Friend,

    I think everyone knows how important the races we face on March 4 are. But there’s one thing you need to know: I am relying on you to win.

    You are my best supporters, and over the past weeks you have made this campaign your own. Now with just a few days to go before the critical March 4 contests, I have to ask you to act one more time — because you can make a difference on Tuesday.

    We are making our final push in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont and we need you to reach deep and make a contribution to my campaign today.

    I know that this may be the first time you have made a donation online, but imagine if 30,000 online supporters like you each make a contribution to our campaign in the next 48 hours. A donation of as little as $5 can make the difference and will send a message that voters in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont will hear loud and clear.

    Contribute now to win big on March 4.

    I’m campaigning nonstop between now and Tuesday. You and I know what is at stake — our ability to stand up and fight for the values we believe in.

    We’ve defied expectations before. We’ve won when they counted us out. Together we can win big on March 4 and keep on winning until we are in the White House.

    But it all comes down to what we do today. If 30,000 of you make your voice heard with a contribution, even as little as $5, you will be speaking loud and clear with one voice — a voice that no one will be able to ignore.

    Contribute now to win in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

    You have sacrificed and spoken out, given your time and money so that we can win. But I have never needed you like I do today, and I hope that you will be there for me.

    Thank you so much for everything that you do.

    Sincerely,

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

  154. @Ron… trust you to sum it up in the equivalent of political haiku

    He was organizing the community around his house by supporting a corrupt developer who got an Iraqi billionaire with money from Saddam Hussein to buy large tracks of land in south side Chicago. well that’s very organized isn’t it?

  155. Obama’s statements today in effect saying that we need to take 9/11 out of politics, will sour a lot of his support. Hillary needs the firefighters who were at ground zero to campaign for her in OH, TX and VT. I can not believe he has a 20 point lead in VT.

  156. good post diva.

    But I thought after 8 years of W, what we would want most is Intelligence and Competence. And I think Hillary is perfect for that.

    As far as The Golden Boy, I’m not sure what we have, or what his politics might actually be. I think you’re right that a lot of liberals have adopted him – because he would cure that liberal “guilt” they carry around. I could see him dumping the african-american community, after he no longer needs them

  157. Just made another online donation of $42.44. Is tomorrow, March 1st a MoneyBomb day? What are chances that Rezko will warble? Would Patrick Fitzgerald issue subpoena or indict public official seeking presidential nomination (not that it will be warranted necessarily); is he tough enough to stand up tto the pressure and/or fear tactics like the African-American community has been putting on AA SD? Is he beholden to any group or will he pursue justice wherever that leads?

  158. no, but she was responding to an negative (surprise!) article written about Hillary. She actually defended Hillary after that statement.

    However, she didn’t say that she would vote for Hillary, she said she was also considering McCain…but I am happy to see she is rethinking her obama support.

  159. @ space,

    well its true! why aren’t we calling his bluff. We say experience and he says- Oh I have that. Im an organizer. well what is that exactly? He says his desk is disorganized. How do you organize a community if you cant organize your desk- despite being the editor of the Harvard Law Review (for one year, a rotating position). Is it organizing to get political honcho’s to “invest in the community” if they include Rezko buying him a house so he could arrange for Achi to buy land for Rezko land to develop?? is that organizing…. or is it just criminal?

  160. Ronald, yes, Sambo was Indian, and it was a book…classic literature. And I do not intend to have lengthy discussions about it, it was simply a metaphor…using the tigers. But I think my point is, that IF it were to be picked up and used as a racist remark, it would show us how much censorship we can expect under an Obama Administration.

    This is one frightening dude, and I think more left of Socialism or MUCH farther right….

    Maybe I should call Howard Dean and ask him….

    😉

  161. curiosityhasme, Fitzgerald is a pretty straight shooter isn’t he? If Obama was likely to be called as a witness, I could envision all kinds of cloak and dagger stuff occurring . . . to try and prevent it. You’re walking a tightrope if you start trying to put pressure on a Federal Judge, that is, if he’s an honest one.

  162. All this stuff today…the hand wringing by MO about the name thing, the pissy remarks by BO about Hillary’s ad. AND the FACT that his ONE CLAIM TO GOOD JUDGMENT is his SPEECH.

    Give me a break.

    The REAL judgment issue will begin on March 5th or so.

    We will win before then and Hillary would be crazy to drop out of this race…um….I mean election.

  163. Clinton Campaign Statement on New Developments Regarding Austin Goolsbee and CTV NAFTA Report
    For several days, simple questions have been posed to the the Barack Obama campaign:

    Has anyone associated with their campaign met with Canadian officials? Has anyone associated with their campaign offered private assurances to Canadian officials downplaying Obama’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric?

    In response, the Obama campaign has offered several carefully parsed non-denials.

    But this evening new information has come to light: Senator Obama’s top economic advisor admitted to meeting with the Canadian consul general but has refused to deny that he discussed NAFTA in this meeting.

    This raises a host of additional questions: Now that it is clear that this meeting occurred, what was discussed? Did Austin Goolsbee or any Obama official downplay Senator Obama’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric to Canadian officials? Why have they have been trying to give the impression that no conversation ever occurred?

    Voters deserve more than empty rhetoric and Senator Obama and his campaign should finally come clean and answer these questions.

    ABC News Report, 2/29/08:

    On Thursday, Goolsbee told ABC’s Jennifer Parker that Canada’s consul general in Chicago contacted him “at one point to say ‘hello’ because their office is around the corner.”

    Goolsbee refused, however, to deny whether he downplayed Obama’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric.

  164. dedfg, people for the firs time heard about his association with Louis Farakkhan and Jeremiah Wright. I bet people are doing research on those two characters and do not like what they are finding. People judge you by the company you keep. People are having serious second thoughts about him. His support is broad but shallow. It will peel off very quickly. I believe the so called “independent voters” are also low information voters. As they find out more about him, they will peel off.

  165. One thing I’ve missed today is lots of wingnuts attacking BO, saying his name and other atrocities. I think McCain only made one statement about NAFTA-GATE. Probably, the big ATTACK of the day would be Hillary’s VICIOUS playing of the FEAR card, with that despicable ATTACK AD!

    I’m so insulted! Young children sleeping safely because they have a competent commander-in-chief in Washington! HOW LOW WILL SHE GO?
    LOL.. /end sarcasm

  166. Space,
    I really object to your use of the word race in your last post when you clearly mean election. Are you trying to inject RACE into this election? Are you racist? Are you trying to suggest Obama is black? or not black? or not black enough? or blacker than Bill Clinton but not as black as Condelezza Rice or Clarence Thomas? Stop using race when you mean election its race-ist.
    Its like trying to suggest someone’s middle name is an indication of their origins. Like it means something about who they are- like a name or something. when its not a name, really its a middle name which is different because you dont have to use it. its like an option not really a name. and thats not at all like keeping your maiden name which is what feminazis do because they are mad or smart or something.
    In any case, I wouldn’t suggest that McCain is Australian. It will get you in trouble. They will hunt you down.

  167. Ron…I COMPLETELY agree with you

    and maybe there is an ad,or another HC talking point in that. I believe there is, if only Rezko will come to fore soon.

    As for Pat Fitzgerald. He will let little fish go to go after the kill. If BBarack Obama is a little fish, so be it, but I have my doubts. The fact remains that Barack Obama’s NAME, will be closely associated with Rezko, who is associated with Achi, who is associated with Saddam HHussein…

    and that is just ONE side of his little family of friends…

    don;t forget Farrakhan, Wright, William Ayres and friends on the other.

    And we don;t KNOW WHO Michelle hangs with, do wwe?

  168. This guy is such a LIAR! Look at what he said about Hillary:
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday he would be more willing than Hillary Rodham Clinton to work with Republicans.

    ”Her natural inclination is to draw a picture of Republicans as people who need to be crushed and defeated,” Obama said during a telephone interview from Texas with the Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board. ”It’s not entirely her fault. She’s been the target of some unfair attacks in the past.”

    ”I’m not a person who believes any one party has a monopoly on wisdom,” Obama said.

    WTF???????????????

    She works with republicans more than him. He’s god damned pathological. His whole campaign comes down to smearing her.

  169. TPS:

    It also tells us too that there are obama supporters out there willing to open their eyes and rethink their position about him. That maybe he isn’t what he says he is.

  170. “Hillary’s VICIOUS playing of the FEAR card, with that despicable ATTACK AD”

    Are you talking about the ad with the child??? I wondered what ad you guys were talking about today…..I remember thinking, the only ad I saw was the one with the child.

    Don’t tell me they are saying that is an attack ad!!!! geez LOL!

  171. lninla Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    hope so all – I just heard this story from one of our Latino volunteer who stood all day out in the early voting poll in Houston re: the poll worker who was pushing buttons for Obama. Also, the volunteer said that one of the Latino women who was upset did do an interview on the Spanish radio, and complained. So, hopefully, the story’s out and there’ll be a backlash against Obama.

    INinla: I hope you don’t mind, but I copied and pasted this remark, and sent to the Clinton campaign.

  172. LOL – Ronald strikes again.

    But seriously, the most outrageous allegation in this campaign came after New Hampshire, when Jesse Jackson Jr actually went on the air and implied that Hillary’s tear the day before New Hampshire was racist. Where is her tears for Katrina, he said.

  173. TPS: I meant to say that I still am shocked but happily shocked to see obama supporters ‘peeling’ away as you say

  174. dedfg,

    Oh hell yeah. Bambi actually held a press conference to denounce it as a “Republican type attack” “using fear to scare up votes” They were so upset that spun a new ad just to respond to it.

  175. Meiyingsu

    hey there!

    “On Thursday, Goolsbee told ABC’s Jennifer Parker that Canada’s consul general in Chicago contacted him “at one point to say ‘hello’ because their office is around the corner.”

    this was a stupid statement when i read it earlier and a stupid statement now…

    it’s like Paris and what’s her name BFF

    “”Ewwwwww…um, like, tis is SEEEEWWW KEEEEWL, we are like…right next door! EEEEEEE”

    thanks again for the psot. Glad HC Camp is beathing this drum. Obama has been caught red-handed in an international lie.

    Period.

  176. I agree with you dedfg. Hi support right now is like a souffle. As things cool down, his support will settle down. People have heard a lot of things about him for the first time. His association with Farakkhan, Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, his plagiarizing Deval Patrick, that he never held a hearing on Afghanistan, that he wants to meet with dictators without pre-conditions, Michelle Obama’s arrogance, etc. People are absorbing these things and they are having second thoughts. There is increasingly more attackes from the Republicans on him. I was listening to John Gibson on Fox News Talk radio while driving back from work. He kept on and on about how Obama plays the race card and most of the callers (except the AAs) agreed with him.

  177. Independent Ben: Jesse Jr. was so out of line with the statement. My jaw dropped, because it was so inappropriate and provocative, and did not relate to the situation, whatsoever. Someone should of called him on the carpet for that.

  178. Just arrived in Ohio after driving 9 hours through a snow storm. Will be canvassing all weekend in Kirtland. Will give everyone a sense of the vibe after I get to the campaign office tomorrow.

  179. Independent Ben :

    …and here I was looking all around for this ‘attack’ ad today and couldn’t find it. 🙂 This gets more and more ridiculous everyday. lol

  180. I am not sure whether to laugh, be outraged, or to have HOPE for some of the posts above.

    LOL

    they are ALL too good.

    but the important ones…the convertable OObamatron. I met one last night too on a blog. At LEAST she stopped hating clinton by the end.

    The Obama republican thing. Can we say PANDER. THAT STORY needs to go to the HillaryHub tips NOW.

    Thiat is total BS. This man IS pathological and we NOW see what he does when he is not king of the world. He brings out the Chicago politician and the mysigonist bastard that he is.

  181. It was just really unusual – their reaction to that add. It really struck a nerve. Could it be that it was, uh, effective? That it’s an area where he’s weak and she is strong?

    I say we whip up an attack ad with Obama speaking on one side and Adolph Hitler on the other!

  182. No kidding. I totally agree with y’all (Texas slang). Hillary is such a gem – in her prime – it is simply unfathomable to me that the citizens of this country don’t realize how fortunate we all are for her to be in our midst. It actually saddens me that the conscience of our nation is so far gone – that people would actually cast a vote for a con-artist, a snake-oil salesman to paraphrase former Texas state Rep. Jack Brooks. I try to remember that most people under 50 have no idea what Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan represent, but damn – listen to the friggin news! I mean, it’s not like we’re making this stuff up – hating Gentiles and Jews. Whenever the long-time (20-year) popular choir director at TUCC-Chicago was found murdered a few days after Christmas over a love triangle(?) and it wasn’t reported for over 48 hours – I knew right then, leading up to Iowa what we were in for. I mean – that story was buried (no pun intended) by not only Obama camp and TUCC – but Chicago PD too. Never made it practically beyond a byline on the back page. Very strange. That spoke volumes to me. Didn’t want public to delve into TUCC at that point, and MSM more than happy to go along. Revive that story. What happened? So much cover-up. How can John Q Public not have a problem with a presidential candidate attending a church like this that is openly racist and in you face about it?!? I totally agree with the Chicago land deals financed by dirty, terrorist money, fronted by a smooth-talking, silver-(forked)tongue politician named Obama. I mean you couldn’t make this stuff up. This is better than any Sidney Sheldon – except we absolutely can’t allow this AntiChrist to rule the world.

  183. Jesse Jr’s problem is he knows he will always be living in the shadow of his father. He is trying everything to make a name for himself, being a US Rep does not seem to be enough for him. It sounds like he is jealous that his father can always get on the news and he can not.

  184. ”Her natural inclination is to draw a picture of Republicans as people who need to be crushed and defeated,” Obama said during a telephone interview from Texas with the Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board. ”It’s not entirely her fault. She’s been the target of some unfair attacks in the past.”

    this is really insulting and patronizing. ‘natural inclination..’ ‘it’s not her fault.’ really patronizing. we girls can’t help but follow our natural inclinations you know.

  185. curiosityhasme remember Lincoln’s words:

    You can fool some of the people all of the time,
    and all of the people some of the time,
    but you can not fool all of the people
    all of the time.

    OBAMA is discovering that he cannot “FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME.”

  186. Oh hey – I hope there’s some psychology majors out there. Let me tell ya what I saw Obamba doing today in a rally. Instead of slogans and policy, he just went into this, like, parental lecture of the crowd. Telling them how to live; read to your children; make sure they go to bed early, clean your plate, don’t run with scissors, and he went on and on in this kind of lecturing kind of way. One of the pundits was really kind of weirded out by it – and was wondering what he was trying to do.

    Could Obama be so full of himself that he’s going off the deep end?

  187. Um BEn…no Hitler, please

    but that first Nike Ad is pretty interesting. Just who DO those people in the crowd REALLY represent???

  188. Louis.. Louis… Louis… hmmmm…..
    Louisianian? Is he from Louisiana? What a racist implication. No wonder he made that comment about Hillary crying.
    Now it all makes sense.

  189. Ben, I heard Rush talking about that. He was mortified and incredulous. Obama is now trying to play MOMMA…

    he is morphing into Hillary! LOL

  190. Independent Ben:

    Maybe, he was playing “Messiah.”

    BTW, that remark to the newspaper, was extremely offensive, belittling, and patronizing. He is definitely full of himself.

  191. But is that going to be part of his message. Obama tells you how to live your life, what food to eat, what clothes to wear. It just seemed like he went to kind of scary place with it

  192. maybe he is muslim… or maybe his middle name, a traditional muslim name, shows his origins, from a muslim society which is traditionally paternalistic and misogyinistic.

  193. Ronald: Jesse Jr. was born in SC:

    Background
    Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was educated at St. Albans School, Le Mans Academy, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Chicago Theological Seminary. He holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. Before entering the House, he was the national field director of the National Rainbow Coalition and a member of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and is also a founding board member of the Apollo Alliance. He was an all-state running back on his football team in high school and his play got him into Sports Illustrated as part of their Faces In The Crowd section.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson,_Jr.

  194. MtDora! Great…i did a bit more than that earlier…so yes…my donation for the next president of the united states and commander-in-chief is in!

    and did everyone else here get creeped out the other ay when HE said “When I am Commander-in-Chief”?

    if just sounded DANGEROUS to me.

  195. Ronald, on the earlier thread i saw that someone had posted the meaning of his middle name as happiness, or beautiful of something NICE

    but I agree about the cultural perspective, especially in light of the Asian Times article about his mom and his upbringing. VERY frightening stuff there.

  196. Ronald / TPS / Independent Ben – Australian are you? Lincoln’s words are prophetic, n’est pas? And Ben, guess his parental lecture was right out of the Black Values System? Desperately need U-Tube video of the social worker spill. Such deep analysis of his platforms. Give me a break. Is this his counter to Hillary’s motherly instincts? Who is he – Papa Bear?

  197. One day, around the time of Super Tuesday, I heard him say:
    “As I look back over the course of my extraordinary life . . .”

  198. South Carolina, exactly. Thats why you shouldn’t use his middle name to imply he is from Louisiana. And McCain isn’t from Australia. And Obama is not a muslim…. never was….. or was he? was his father? grandfather? hmmmm…. what does someone’s name tell you about the person? Absolutely nothing I guess since John Sidney McCain isn’t Australian, Jessie Louis Jackson isnt from Louisiana and Barack Hussein Obama is NOT A MUSLIM.

  199. jesse jr was completely out of line with those comments, that she had no tears for katrina.. wtf was that? and nobody called him on it either. he might as well have said ‘hillary doesn’t care about black people’ because that’s what he was trying to get across. i didnt make a big thing about it at the time not knowing it was part of a whole deck full of race cards

  200. Saw that at the beginning of the day…Dot referenced some article that claims the LGBT is defecting. Absolutely NOT true. That community is more committed than ever.

  201. For the troops on the ground in OHIO and TEXAS: I have some serious concerns about the volunteers at the voting polls. Here in Minnesota during the caucuses, there were TONS of Bambi signs everywhere at the voting poll and the volunteers were all Bambi supporters pushing their stickers, etc. on us. Even when we went to sign in to register, the election person pushed a bambi sticker on us. Us HRC supporters were FURIOUS!! And there were no HRC signs anywhere at the voting poll when we got there. Thank goodness, I had some HRC signs in my car that I brought in and posted. I don’t know how things work in TEXAS and OHIO but I’m concerned about the Bambi spies on March 4th, doing some dirty tricks. Would you please check with the campaign offices there and see what the game plan is on March 4th? I don’t trust any of these bambi spies.

  202. TPS…thank for the correction!

    Perhaps Barnum was quoting Lincoln…with no credit.

    OMG! I see the connection! Barnum=plagiarism=Circus=OBAMA

  203. Another reader: re: jesse jr.’s comment. I was extremely offended at that time. It was very inappropriate, and no one called him on it.

  204. birdgal, looked like mostly AA’s in the background. But it was one of his smaller town meeting setting – not a huge rally where the woman always faints.

    OBAMA (with a slight grin): It appears someone has fainted because of my overwhelming presence. Is she all right? Is EMT here? Here, give her this water bottle.

  205. monkey,
    contact the Texas and Ohio offices through hillaryclinton.com. Tell them your experience. They will listen.

    ps dont tell them your middle name. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.

  206. 18,389 donators already, now we’re down to:

    11,611 left

    PLEASE FORWARD THE EMAIL FROM HILLARY TO YOUR FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, and FAMILY!

    SHE NEEDS YOU!

  207. On the LGBT discussion….I have definate insight into at least the “L” part of the community. Hanging tough. This group will go down fighting and would never, never defect.

  208. Yeah, those days before South Carolina were just wild. Wasn’t it Donna Brazille who took the word “inexperienced,” that Bill Clinton said, and she twisted that around to make it sound racial.

  209. another_reader…my natural inclination as a female is to kick him in the balls

    LOL. again i hate to say it and i wish it werent so, but tell me now, would someone say about a male politician ‘it’s not his fault, it’s just his natural inclination’? i don’t think so. here’s another bunch of attacks against hillary.. you know, she can’t help it, she’s feeling periodically down, she’s rattled.. which hillary will show up today..

    nobody would say that about a male..

    it’s so familiar.. have a strong disagreement with anyone powerful and you get called a crazy bitch basically

  210. Well, maybe it was a town meeting, and Obama went into all that because none of his followers had any question:

    OBAMA: Hey, you there – you got a question?

    FOLLOWER:[weakly] . . . yes, we can?

  211. Ann..that is what I know to be true too. Except my one friend who thinks McCain is funny and that Obama is still a muslim, but all are for Hillary.

  212. SpacegirlArt Says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    birdgal…Limbaugh characterized it as majority AA

    So, maybe he directing (pandering) his comments to an audience, that such comments would appeal to??

    Monkeybusiness: SEND that comment to HRC website.

  213. another_reader…i mentioned this last week

    Joni Mitchell song I had NEVER heard before (almost impossible) and a whispered line:

    “An angry man is an angry man, an angry woman is a bitch”

  214. donna brazile i recall would push back against an argument bill made about obama’s inexperience, and preface it by saying she was bothered by his comments ‘as an african-american,’ thereby making it a racial thing when it most certainly was not.

  215. Birdgal…BO’s comments about republicans appeal to :

    Stupid Republicans who hate McCain and are over Bush
    Independents who think it SOUNDS like he wants to work with everyone
    Barack Obama supporters aho need more kool aid.

    There was a story on i THINK CNN the other day, or probably something more objective like PBS, I wish I could remember (meiyingsu! Where are you! LOL) that showeed that Obama PROMISED support to republican legislation MANY times, but when it came down to the VOTE, he was either MIA or votes the complete opposite.

    It is his pandering SPIN to those groups I mention and it will sound good in the paper. HIS NEED tocharacterize HC that way is his OWN sick twisted shit tha doesnt have ANYTHING to do with the real policy or practice.

    gotta take the dog out

    i’ll be back

  216. another reader: nobody would say that about a male..

    it’s so familiar.. have a strong disagreement with anyone powerful and you get called a crazy bitch basically

    Don’t forget: “then the claws come out.” I think, we could come up with many instances of Obama using gender biased language towards Hillary. Language, that he would never use towards a male.

  217. Aren’t there always reports of communities “defecting” right before big elections and then the states vote and hmmm no defection? The media blows.

  218. The data from the Pew study re: HRC’s support among core dem constitutencies needs to be mailed to all the SDs. That is just the sort of data they should be using to evaluate which candidate is in the best interest of the DEM party. We NEED to distribute that to all SDs and DNC members

  219. @ann: several MAJOR things regarding the glbt have happened in the last 48 hours.

    1- endorsed by houston lgbt caucus: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aiNYMQ9HFaEg&refer=home
    2-obama wrote an open letter to america’s gays: wonkette.com/362023/obama-writes-open-letter-to-americas-gays
    3-obama buys ads in advocate and gay papers in tx/oh: http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid52408.asp
    4-andrew sullivan weighs in: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/02/obama-stands-up.html

    i emailed a boatload of gay sites and blogs today with this link:
    noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/02/29/as-god-is-my-witness-obama-snubs-newsom-gays/

    and asked them to cover this story. all that replied to me said that they had already run the story when it happened. i asked them to please run it again since obama has started pandering or asked if they could at least circulate the story.

    if you have any other ideas, i would love to hear them… i couldnt think of anything else to do.

  220. Wow, this is the first time that I’ve actually been able to post! So exciting. Just wanted to let you all know, that I’ve been reading your comments for days and really appreciate all of your thoughts and hard work.

  221. LONG POST, but Important news!

    From DallasVoice.com

    Top Headlines (Flash)
    Clinton pledges federal benefits for couples
    By Tammye Nash
    Feb 28, 2008 – 11:31:10 PM

    Sen. Hilary Clinton: “The best evidence of what I will do as president is what I have already done.” – Chance Browning/Dallas Voice
    In an interview with LGBT press, the former first lady defends her stance on gay marriage, promises to back LGBT community on ENDA, hate crimes, more

    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton this week pledged, if elected, to “work tirelessly to see that federal benefits are extended to same-sex couples that meet certain standards of commitment, regardless of the state in which they reside.”

    Clinton, speaking during a conference call Wednesday, Feb. 27, with reporters from Dallas Voice and two other LGBT newspapers in Ohio, also took the opportunity to recount her past support for LGBT rights.

    Sen. Barack Obama, the other Democratic contender for the White House, did not respond to repeated requests for an interview with Dallas Voice.

    Clinton pointed out that she has been a “proud” sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Matthew Shephard Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Domestic Partnerships Benefits and Obligations Act, and that she authored the Early Treatment for HIV Act and fought to “fully fund” the Ryan White CARE Act.

    “We have so much work to do, and when I am president, I will work with you to make sure that Americans in committed relationships have equal benefits, and that nothing stands in the way of those who want to adopt children in need,” Clinton said. “We’re going to expand federal hate crimes legislation and pass ENDA, and make sure that both are fully inclusive of all people. And finally, we will put an end to the failed policy of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’”

    She also said she believes that the country’s attitude toward the LGBT community is changing.

    “I have traveled our country now for more than a year, and what I have sensed in my heart has been confirmed,” she said. “America is embracing its LGBT sons and daughters with an acceptance and understanding as never before. …

    “For seven long years, the Bush administration has tried to divide us. They have only seen the people who matter to them … And no community has been more invisible to this administration than the LGBT community, I will change that,” Clinton said. “The best evidence of what I will do as president is what I have already done.”

    The marriage issue
    Clinton acknowledged that civil union laws like the one enacted last year in New Jersey are flawed, and that they fall short of offering rights and benefits equal to those that come with marriage.

    But the senator from New York insisted that “civil unions, if implemented well … are the best way to achieve that.”

    When the New Jersey Legislature passed the law creating legal civil unions, they included a provision creating a commission to review the law’s effectiveness in extending benefits to same-sex couples equal to those offered through marriage.

    That commission released its first report last week, declaring that civil unions do not work and do, in fact, create a kind of “second-class status” for same-sex couples.

    Clinton said Wednesday that from what she understands about the report, “the biggest problem … is with federal benefits, which states really can’t do much about. And that’s why I want to change the law to extend federal benefits.”

    The first step toward that goal, she said, would be for Congress to pass the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act. The bill, which Clinton has co-sponsored in the Senate, would extend the same benefits, including health insurance, to the domestic partners of federal employees.

    “As some of you may know,” Clinton said, “after [the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001], I lobbied very hard to get the administration to extend federal benefits under the Victims Compensation Fund to the partners of those who had perished. That was the first time we were ever able to do that, and guess what — the sky didn’t fall.

    “I have been pushing that very hard, to extend all federal benefits, and I intend to make that a high priority,” she said.

    Clinton has come under fire from LGBT activists for supporting repeal of only part of the Defense of Marriage Act, a measure signed into law by her husband, then-President Bill Clinton, in 1996, that allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions enacted in another state, and which prohibits the federal government from recognizing or extending benefits to same-sex couples. The senator has said she supports repeal of the second portion of the bill, but not the first part.

    “My position really does reflect my experience in fighting the [federal marriage amendment banning same-sex marriage],” Clinton said, adding that the section of DOMA that enables states to make their own decisions on marriage helped defeat that amendment.

    “I was able to use section one of DOMA to explain to senators that, as had been the tradition in America, that marriage would be up to the states. That was critical in defeating the amendment.”

    But, Clinton added, “the heart of what we’re trying to achieve” could be accomplished by repealing the part of DOMA that prevents federal recognition of same-sex couples.

    “I think my strategy in actually moving us to equal access to benefits and the rights being generally available is the one most likely to work,” she said. “I will say, as I have said many times, that marriage is left to the states. States get to determine the laws. I think that is … a historic and sensible approach for us to take. There does need to be a concerted and renewed effort to make sure that when states recognize the legality of same-sex marriage, that all benefits be extended. I believe that can be achieved.”

    Although much of the roughly 15-minute-long interview was devoted to the issue of same-sex marriage, Sen. Clinton also spoke briefly about her plan to increase funding for HIV/AIDS services, and her intent to include LGBT people in all levels of her administration, if she is elected.

    HIV/AIDS policies
    Clinton described herself as “the sole voice trying to prevent the re-allocation of funding” under the Ryan White CARE Act, a move by the Republican-controlled Congress that requires most federal dollars to go directly to medical services, leaving many support services scrambling for money, and would have, in its original form, moved large sums of federal funds from established AIDS service organizations in larger urban areas to rural areas where the rates of infection have been rising.

    “It was not because I didn’t believe that other communities didn’t deserve to have the funding to deal with HIV and AIDS, but because I didn’t want to undermine the work that has been built up for years, and that really is a model,” Clinton said. “So I advocated for expanding the funding for Ryan White, and that’s what I would try to do as president.”

    Clinton said the Bush administration’s flat-funding of the Ryan White CARE Act is “deeply regrettable,” and that it makes it “impossible to expand coverage where we should. That’s one of the reasons I have been pushing very hard to open up Medicaid earlier to people diagnosed with HIV, so they can get the services they need.”

    Clinton said she has also “been fighting against the narrow definition of services, because … what the Bush administration has tried to do is focus on medical services and we know that meals and transportation and other types of services are critical to sustaining people.

    “This is a cause I feel very deeply about, and I am going to continue doing everything I can as a senator, and certainly as president, to try to change those priorities,” she said.

    In a statement posted on her Web site, http://www.HillaryClinton.com, the senator pledged to develop a national AIDS strategy, to guarantee health insurance for people with HIV and AIDS, to doubling the U.S. contribution toward research to find a vaccine and increasing the country’s commitments to research.

    She also pledges in the statement to increase funding for “evidence-based” AIDS prevention and end the Bush administration’s policy of funding only abstinence-based education and prevention efforts, to address high-risk behaviors and improve substance abuse treatment and address the rising infection rate among African-Americans and Latinos.

    Clinton has said she would increase funding for AIDS globally to at least $50 billion by 2013.

    LGBT staff and appointments
    Clinton said on Wednesday that she “absolutely” would appoint LGBT people to positions within her administration if she wins the White House.

    “I think I was the first campaign to have such an outreach position, and I am obviously always looking to do more, and include people in my campaign and then in my administration who will certainly make a contribution to the country and represent the diversity of our nation,” she said.

    “I have been blessed with a very deep bench of people who have supported me and would be part of my administration at all levels,” she continued. “It’s very meaningful to me that [openly-gay U.S. Reps.] Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank are among my strongest supporters, because they understand exactly what my positions and my values are, and they know that the people supporting me from the LGBT community are leaders and would have positions of visibility and importance in my White House and my Cabinet and my administration.”

    What if?
    Clinton said Wednesday that even if she is not elected president, she will continue to be “a leader and an outspoken advocate” for LGBT rights.

    “I am very proud of my long commitment to these issues, and I hope that I will be the president who can see a lot of them accomplished,” she said.

    E-mail nash@dallasvoice.com

    This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 29, 2008.

    © Copyright by DallasVoice.com

  222. Monkeybusiness,

    Thanks! I’ve been checking this site religiously to get the latest information. Like most of you, I can’t even channel flip through MSNBC and CNN. I live near DC, so I’ve been volunteering at the HRC HQ making calls and stuff. There are a lot of us out there and looking forward to Tuesday.

  223. Welcome, ForHillary, this is our sanctuary, our refuge, and our meeting place. This is where we strategize, share stories, anxieties, plots, and take care of each other and Hillary. I wish she could read our comments. She will know what a committed group of supporters she has.

  224. SpacegirlArt,

    Great post 🙂 Hillary is 100% on message right now, which is what she needs to do. Damn, she has to win TX, OH, and RI. That would be so sweet.

  225. I’m seriously considering driving to Texas and volunteering. I just need to make sure I have enough funds.

  226. It is hard to believe that Obama received the support of the LGBT community. Her proposals are so detailed, and has a history of actively working for this community. Obama doesn’t want a photo taken with the straight SF mayor, because the mayor was promoting same sex marriage. What is wrong with people. One of the comments said, “The Clintons are a machine. Obama is a reformer.” Actually, Obama is a Chicago political machine. People just don’t recognize it. Jeez.

  227. Yes. I’ve been telling everyone I know albout this site and emailing them information from this site. I met Hillary just once a long time ago. She is so smart, poised and together. I am in my early-thirties and the older I get the more appreciate I become of everything she has accomplished. She is my personal hero. I think many youger women simply don’t “get it” but they will as they get older.

  228. LOVE that article space!!! surely that has to do more good than barry’s friggin ads!

    i dont understand how any gay person could support him!!! WHY on earth would anyone believe ANYTHING in his open letter??? WHY??? he belongs to a radical, intolerant church! and hello??? farakhan??? i mean you learn as a child that you can tell a lot abt someone by the company they keep. he didnt want to be photog’d w/newsom and you have hillary walking in the pride parade!!! she isnt afraid! he is just such a scum… god forbid being seen in a pic with a gay person…. it might affect his bid for the presidency YET he’s pandering for the gay vote now??? and many are taking the bait!!!

    grrrrrrrrrr…… sorry! i’m sleep deprived and my fingers are ready to fall off from all of the emailing in the last 48 hours!

  229. Just got in from the GLBT Hillary event at RAIN, a local gay and lesbian bar. Was packed, we heard information about Caucusing and it was a fun rowdy crowd, I got to meet Simon Woods from HBO’s ROME and I was just so flippin happy about that because I flippin love that show! Got a great picture with him.

    Everyone was encouraged to take five Hillary buttons and talk to five people, we all did, was great, I’m exhausted.

    Tomorrow! I will meet Gloria Steinem at the One Of A Million Women For Hillary event in Austin.

    I haven’t always agreed with everything Steinem has ever said, but to meet living history like that, and I certainly admire her, I’m very very glad I came out to Texas, I encourage anyone who can to do it.

  230. So Barack Obama did not respond to an interview, huh. This is another “shame on you, Barack Obama” moment. This week a 15 year old teenager, Lawrence “Larry” King was shot and killed at school by another boy, Brandon McInerney, whom he had asked to “be his valentine.”

    Barack is no friend to the GLBT community, as we’ve established before on this blog. His refusal to acknowledge by responding to the reporter of the article from the DallasVoice is just one more piece of evidence.

    Shame on you,

  231. Thanks for the Joni Song reference.

    ForHillary, for real, she really is the first living hero I have EVER HAD. Not that there are not other great americans, living, who i respect a great deal and who inspire me at times, but Hillary Clinton is completely different. It’s a gut level hero thing.

    There are also MANY folks I have met doing disaster work, responders and victims, who have been heroes in passing. But Hillary is like a rock.

    Not a pet rock.

    She is great.
    Welcome aboard.

  232. @caveman: shut up!!! steinem??? i havent always agreed either, but i have LOVED what she’s written in support of hillary in the recent months! she has been a huge advocate! please take lotsa pics for us!!!

    what was the feeling at rain? hrc supporters? met any obamaites yet?

    what city are you in again (sorry forgot)?

  233. A lot of talk and questions directed to me about the Susan Estrich’s articles, namely “Race and The Democratic Party” a good read, I read it later ..

    I heard a Republican say today they expect to get “45 states to go Republican if Obama is the nominee”. We obviously cannot let that happen.

    Also a new list of 100 reason to vote for Hillary at taylor marsh, as you all must know about and she will be on The Daily Show Monday you likely all know this but who knows maybe not.

    She will be in Austin on Sunday! Hoping to get a hug then ..

  234. I found Obama’s letter insulting and I am not even gay. He says he’ll keep an open ear to bigots. Oh please. He has them campaigning for him.

  235. Independents and Repubs may be gaming the system because DNC didn’t tighten up rules enough but in race after race….it is the true blue dems that are voting for HRC. Can anyone really make a credible argument that anyone other then Dems should pic Dem nominee?

  236. @caveman: lninla is in houston and she had several spanish speaking ppl come up to her today at early voting and they said that they asked ppl to help them vote and that they wanted to vote for hillary and the ppl pushed the buttom for obama. when the ppl said something, they said “oh well!”

    plz plz plz tell ppl abt this so that everyone is very very vigilant abt this!!!

  237. Obama is a flim-flan man. This is showing more and more, as time goes on.

    and this statement:”I found Obama’s letter insulting and I am not even gay. He says he’ll keep an open ear to bigots.” Didn’t he also say this, in reference to having an open ear to Palestine, which is not a bad thing, at all, but he is using the same language for various causes.

  238. Hey Divabunny, feeling at Rain was very pumped very let’s tear down the walls and do this NOW!!

    Hillary has the LOCK on GLBT votes, I really don’t see those going anywhere, I told people today, “She marched with us at Pride as First Lady. We remember whose marched with us, and who hasn’t.” Obama and his down last minute outreach .. you can fool a lot of people with that but not gays. Someone said “Oh Melissa Etheridge and David Geffen are voting for Obama” and I just smiled and said “They’re not in Texas, so I don’t care. I only care about Texas right now!” Everyone laughed ..feeling of camraderie about Hillary.

    But the thing about Hillary marching at Pride. Just saying that and thinking of the implications of that, make us all remember how important this is, and what it would mean to the world to have Hillary as our President. It’s something I encourage us all to visualize ..

    Off for a late night slice of pizza and then much needed sleep 😉 I’m in Austin .. xoxo Thanks for the support guys .. really.

  239. Obama and the Jews

    By MARC ZELL

    Less than two weeks before the critical primary elections in Ohio and Texas, Democratic voters have made it very clear: Barack Hussein Obama is for real.

    Leading in the popular votes cast, delegates pledged and total delegates (meaning principally the back-room machers euphemistically referred to as “superdelegates”), Obama has a decent chance to become the 2008 Democratic candidate for President of the United States. Obama has become a rallying point for millions of disgruntled voters who yearn for a new style of politics in the world’s greatest democracy.

    Since the Republican race is all but over and Senator John McCain will likely win the nomination of his party in Minneapolis in early September, it is not idle speculation to consider an Obama-McCain contest in the November general election. Such a contest has potentially enormous consequences for Israel and the Jews.

    It is no secret that Obama’s candidacy has been supported financially and politically by many prominent members of the American Jewish community. Even previously outspoken Clinton-supporting spokespersons for Democrats Abroad here in Israel have been hedging their bets recently in articles and interviews, suggesting that an Obama Administration would augur well for Israel. Incredibly, citing unenthusiastic, canned pro-Israel campaign statements, these dyed-in-the-wool Democratic sycophants would urge Jewish voters to cast their fate and Israel’s with Obama rather than with the Republican candidate, McCain.
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    With all due deference to the Obama celebrity supporters like Steven Spielberg and George Soros, can Jews herein Israel and in America and other friends of Israel risk a vote for Obama in November? A quick look at the facts should switch on a big red light in most peoples’ minds.
    First and foremost among the considerations that should trouble friends of Israel is the foreign policy team Obama has selected to advise him. The composition of a candidate’s advisory panel is usually a very good indicator of where the candidate will come out on the issues if elected.

    This was the test this writer applied to George W. Bush in 2000 at a time when most pundits in Israel and in the Jewish community predicted that his Middle East policy would be a carbon copy of his father’s, meaning trouble for Israel. But Bush, the son, had selected a blue-ribbon team of pragmatic and conservative advisors whose views on the Middle East were markedly pro-Israel and pro-democracy. Subsequently, the W. Bush Era became among the closest allies of Israel in her 60-year history.

    The opposite is the case with the Obama team. Headed up by Jimmy Carter’s (“Israel is an apartheid state”) national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama’s team includes such problematic figures as Anthony Lake, Robert O. Malley and Susan Rice.

    One commentator, citing an article by the staunchly left-wing Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, has noted that an Obama presidency including a foreign policy team that included the foregoing and their ideological soul-mates, “would likely have an approach towards Israel radically at odds with those of previous Presidents (both Republican and Democrat)” and is the candidate apt to be “least supportive” of Israel.

    Brzezinski has been disseminating vitriol about Israel for three decades and recently publicly defended the Walt-Mearsheimer study which concluded that US policy towards Israel was the result of Jewish pressure and inconsistent with American interests. More recently Brzezinski called for the US to initiate dialogue with Hamas, described Israel’s action in the Second Lebanon War as a killing campaign against civilian hostages and earlier this month made a trip to confer with Syria’s President Assad, ostensibly unbeknownst to the Obama campaign.

    Robert O. Malley, another former Carter Administration diplomat and President Clinton’s special advisor on Arab-Israeli affairs, is an unabashed advocate for the Palestinians, co-authoring a spate of anti-Israel propaganda with former Arafat advisor, Hussein Agha, including a tract that blames Israel for the failure of the 2000 Camp David talks and another piece which blames the Bush Administration for continuing Israeli-Palestinian strife.

    And then there is Susan Rice, foreign policy advisor to the ill-fated John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, where she concocted the idea of solving the Middle East problem by appointing none other than Jimmy Carter and James Baker as negotiators, an idea which was later repudiated by her own boss as being unbalanced against Israel. Nor are these the only “bad apples” in Obama’s foreign policy bin…

    Another problematic indicator is candidate’s close association with Jeremiah Wright, Jr., pastor of the Trinity United Community Church (a member of the United Church for Christ, which itself has been rebuked for anti-Israel bias), who is well known for his virulent anti-Israel remarks, including a call for a divestment campaign against Israel for the “injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism.”

    Nor should bring much solace to Jewish voters and friends of Israel that Reverend Wright counts among his closest friends, the nefarious anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan for whom Judaism is a “gutter religion” and Jews are “bloodsuckers.” Obama could have picked any one of hundreds of churches in Chicago’s South Side; he picked Jeremiah Wright’s parsonage, which awarded Farrakhan with the Jeremiah Wright Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award in 2007. And Wright’s church is the single largest beneficiary of Obama’s charitable giving. Even Jewish columnist Richard Cohen of the Washington Post felt compelled to ask Obama to clarify his relationship with these anti-Jewish and anti-Israel community leaders, questioning why Obama has stayed steadfast in his allegiance to Pastor Wright over the years.

    Obama is only a first-term senator and has therefore only participated in a handful of votes that bear upon Israel and the Middle East. He also has a penchant for missing controversial votes where he would have to put his personal policies in the public record. However, his public statements on a variety of issues present a number of troubling issues for Jews and friends of Israel. Here are a few samples:

    1)Obama openly advocates outreach toward and diplomatic engagement of Iran even though Iran has recently referred to Israel as a “filthy bacteria” and has repeatedly called for the annihilation of the Jewish State, including recent hints that this will be accomplished by a nuclear attack

    2) “Nobody has suffered more than the Palestinian people.”

    3)”[T]he creation of a wall [referring to Israel’s security fence] dividing the two nations is yet another example of the neglect of this [the Bush] Administration in brokering peace… .”

    4)”I am opposed to the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in the administration to shove their ideological agenda down our throat.” [note that only Jews are singled out despite the fact that the policies in question were promoted by the entire Administration]

    5)”Reverend [Al] Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What [Reverend Sharpton’s] National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.” [National Action lead a protest against the Jewish owner of Freddy’s Fashion Mart in New York in which picketers, sometimes joined by Sharpton himself, repeatedly screamed epithets about “bloodsucking Jews” and “Jew bastards.”]

    Obama was the only Democratic candidate who said the onus was on Israel to change its policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians in order to achieve peace.

    Barack’s problematic and unrecanted public statements and associations raise enough serious questions that should cause Jewish voters and friends of Israel to think twice about supporting him in November.

    But there is one other troublesome factor that voters in the Democratic primaries have thus far failed to credit seriously, viz.: Obama aspires to become president of the greatest democracy and still the only remaining superpower on the planet, having held a senate seat for less than five years and having had no previous administrative or national experience.

    While it may have suited Democratic voters to cast their votes for Obama during the primaries as a protest against the Democratic political establishment (much as they did in 2006 to deny (now Independent) Senator Joseph Lieberman the nomination of his party for the Senate seat from Connecticut), one would like to think that the American electorate will again demonstrate its maturity and seriousness during the General Elections in November 2008, when their votes really count.

    The Presidency in this day and age is no place for a neophyte, however charismatic. Those of us Americans who live in the Jewish State clearly understand what is at stake and what kind of risk Obama poses to the region and the world. There is every reason to hope that our compatriots in the United States and friends of Israel and freedom generally would agree.

    http://www.israelmilitary.net/showthread.php?t=5187

  240. IF THIS IS TRUE

    “# divabunny Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    @caveman: lninla is in houston and she had several spanish speaking ppl come up to her today at early voting and they said that they asked ppl to help them vote and that they wanted to vote for hillary and the ppl pushed the buttom for obama. when the ppl said something, they said “oh well!”

    plz plz plz tell ppl abt this so that everyone is very very vigilant abt this!!!

    THIS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL ELECTION LAW. A FELONY. And if Obama people OR Sworn poll workers are doing this, the FEC MUST be notified, as well as Camp Hillary and probably the Justice Department.

    THIS IS SETRIOUS FOLKS

  241. @mj: ive never personally gone to his church but i remember reading s/thing abt it..politico maybe… after the mcclukin incident. didnt they award farakhan an award for basically being a great guy? i would imagine thei views line up with his. i knows evengelical churches around here are intolerant.

  242. @caveman: they can have geffen and etheridge…. madonna said “girls gotta stick together!” and barbra endorsed hillary!!! HELLOOO???? who would you rather have on your side???

    if you get a chance, take a look at this… its abt how obama wouldnt have his pic take w/newsom!!! remind them of that… hillary walked in the pride parade and obama wouldnt even pose for a pic!!!

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

    so jealous!!! wish i was there!!! have fun! xx~

  243. I am for real about this. It is a violation of Federal Election Law and the Justice Department MUST be notifies, as well as local and/or State authorities. SURELY Hillay Campaign HQ has legal volunteers in these sites? There is a place right on the front page to join that.

    Perhaps it needs to be sent to Texas Bar or GAY Texas bar for poll watchers. b other than that, it is First Amendment rights violation, vote tampering, coercion, and I am sure a litany of other civil rights violations.

    The is a LAW THING, not a volunteer thing.

    Can we find out more?

  244. JohnFlint…that Indonesia piece you posted, kinda looks like trash stuff to me, especially since there are eight ads for Barack Obama gear, posters, campaign infor, etc.

    Why scream this guy is a muslim then have his ads all over the site?

  245. SpacegirlArt
    I am posting what I found. It may not be perfect, but at least. Maybe it can be used by you or someone else. If not this one – then another.

  246. If obama supporters are involved, that smacks of the same thing AA’s had to fight against for years in this country, and the campaign is doing the same thing, sanctioned or not. So much for the politics of hope and change.

    Also, no matter WHO did it, it is still a civil rights violation and a federal offense. JD needs to be called. Period.

  247. these are her posts:

    lninla Says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Shenanigans from Poll Workers at early voting site in Houston – many of the Latinos who don’t read English well ask for help, one of Clinton’s volunteers said that several of the Latinos told her that when they asked for help, one of the poll workers would go through the machine, and then, push the button for Obama. The Latinos would be furious and say, I wanted to vote for Clinton, and the guy would say, “oh, well, it’s been done.”

    She said this happened several times today.

    lninla Says:

    February 29th, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    hope so all – I just heard this story from one of our Latino volunteer who stood all day out in the early voting poll in Houston re: the poll worker who was pushing buttons for Obama. Also, the volunteer said that one of the Latino women who was upset did do an interview on the Spanish radio, and complained. So, hopefully, the story’s out and there’ll be a backlash against Obama.

  248. i dont really know ppl’s real names… i guess so… i’m tara. divabunny (my sceenname) is my total brat, spoiled rotten little yorkie. she’s on my blog if you want to see her… i have a post of her and tino (my sweet male yorkie) playing in the snow a few weeks ago… completely off topic, but i cant help any chance to talk abt my “children.” =)

  249. More Americans turning to Web for news
    //ews.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wr_nm/internet_news_dc

    a quote: Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch Ya Think?

  250. I’ve been searching the Houston radio stations trying to find something (an interview, etc.) about this voting violation but have come up empty so far. 🙁 Heading to bed, everyone. Sweet dreams.

  251. lninla is Ellen – babyellen@ something.com (gmail I think) is her email.

    Lol I look like a STALKER over here.

  252. I reported NJ poll workers to the campaign, Board of Elections, the Attorney General and the FEC. When I went to vote, they asked my name, looked me up, had me sign the book and then asked me if I wanted to vote Democrat or Republican. NJ was a closed primary and the only people they should ask that question of is an Independent who has never voted in a primary before. Within 15 minutes I received a phone call from a lawyer with Hillary’s campaign, he tried to tell me it was legal until I explained the sequence of events to him a second time and then he got it. They were letting anyone pick which party they wanted to vote for. Never heard back, I guess since Hillary won no one cared.

  253. @monkey….you wont hear anything bc it didnt happen to barry… now if the shoe was on the other foot, the media would be interrupting our previous scheduled progams to inform us of the grave injustices carried out by the”clinton machine.”

  254. rjk…i have just contacted her Campaign and her senate office. If yo uhere more here, please bookmark. I have to go to bed. But I will follow up in the morning

    thanks

    same to all

    and I have Ellen’s email

  255. divabunny, you hit it right on the mark! Let’s hunt this Obamanites down and smoke them out of their holes! 🙂

  256. Hillary’s margin of victory in NJ probably would have been higher (therefore more delegates) if polls workers had been trained better. Who knows how many Republicans they let vote in the Democratic primary, not to mention independents who had not declared a party affiliation at least 30 days prior to election day.

  257. Lorne Michaels was so pleased that Hillary mentioned the SNL skit in the debate he called the writer and told him to write another one for this week. Maybe we will see Bambi in a turban being fanned by Brian Williams and fed grapes by Tim Russert.

  258. @tiny… they are the best little things on the planet!!! i would literally DIE without them!!! i hate when they have their birthdays bc i hate the thought of them getting older!!!

    QUESTION…. does anyone know when or why bho changed his name from Barry Soetoro??? i have looked and looked and cant see when or if he was ever asked and answered…

  259. rjk: I was hoping that another SNL skit would be done. I think it will help Hillary. The last one did.

  260. Another SNL skit, SCORE. They could probably just copy lines from the last debate, throw in Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen and call it good.

  261. I hope they do something like
    HILLARY: “Why do I always get the first question”

    RUSSERT: “We have to give Senator Obama time to think of his answer and how could he repeat what you say if you do not go first?”

  262. Oh good god the Armisen flack. The HELL? Keenan couldn’t have played Obama, so what were they supposed to do, cast someone JUST to play him?

    On a similar note, the whole thought of Hillary chillin’ watching an episode of SNL cracks me up. Not that I think she watches regularly or anything, it’s just a funny thought if she did.

  263. Start the scrutiny
    By MICHAEL COREN

    I am not an American and cannot vote in any U.S. election. If I could, however, I would vote for virtually anyone other than Barack Obama. Not because of his colour. Condoleezza Rice, for example, would make an outstanding president of the United States. No, it is because Obama is affiliated with racists and bigots.

    Almost 20 years ago he became a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. There he gave his support to a program the church calls a Black Value System, which has nothing to do with Christianity, but encourages the separation of the races.

    At its best the philosophy encourages the empowerment of black America. At its worst it blames white people for every problem in the black community and tells adherents that they must not be “captive” to white society.

    Most worrying is the preacher at the church, Jeremiah Wright, who is not only Obama’s “spiritual guide,” but also baptized his daughters and advises him as he attempts to become the most powerful politician in the world.

    Speaking of Africa, Wright has said that he and his followers, “remain true to our native land, the mother continent” and Obama’s church has given militant racist and anti-Semitic rabble-rouser Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

    More than this, Wright actually went to Libya with Farrakhan for a personal audience with controversial Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, who has been linked by some to international terrorism against civilian targets.

    Obama frequently praises Wright and Wright frequently praises Farrakhan, who has said that, “Hitler was a very great man,” whites are “blue-eyed devils” and “these false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood. It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality.”

    He has referred to Asians as “bloodsuckers” and made the most vitriolic comments about gay men and women.

    So Obama’s church is hardly the stuff of mainstream Christianity. Obama himself was raised by two Muslim fathers and attended an Islamic school in Indonesia. His Kenyan brother, Abongo Roy Obama, is still a Muslim and has stated that black people must free themselves from, “the poisoning influences of European culture.”

    Barack Obama may despise his brother’s opinions, but he has never said so. He may disapprove of preacher Wright’s extreme afrocentrism and close association with a racist madman, but if he does he says precious little about it and continues to praise Wright and to laud the man’s influence whenever he can.

    Yet he receives little criticism about all this. Can we imagine Hilary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney or any other candidate being let off so lightly?

    What appears to make the horribly inexperienced and lightweight Obama so immune to criticism is, paradoxically, his colour.

    As a black man he escapes the criticism so routinely thrown at his white rivals, which is racism.

    All people should be treated equally, irrespective of colour, class and creed. For Obama to be apparently allowed such indulgences and so many worrying and worryingly close connections is patronizing and unhelpful.

    Perhaps we can only hope that Oprah Winfrey holds a rally or broadcasts a week of shows holding her new friend up to scrutiny and telling him off for being so close to so many nasty racists.

    Otherwise we might think that there was a double standard out there.

    Surely not!

    http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Coren_Michael/2008/01/26/pf-4795002.html
    ****************************************************
    Is Obama a black separatist? You don’t belong to a church for 20 years unless you believe in the message. What I find so fascinating about Obama is that most people wouldn’t dare vote David Duke as President of the United States because of his extreme views but would except and excuse the same rhetoric from a Black man who goes to a church that preaches Black separatism. Do you think it’s because he went to Harvard, an IVY League School?

  264. After one of the recent Democratic debates, I suggested that Barack Obama’s campaign appears well on its way to becoming one of the most intellectually dishonest in recent memory. That was after Obama pledged to combat illegal immigration by helping to fix the Mexican economy, while simultaneously pledging to pull out of NAFTA unless Mexico agrees to U.S. environmental and labor standards.

    Now we learn that, while Obama campaigns in Ohio on a platform of renegotiating NAFTA, one of his senior economic advisers is telling Canada that Obama doesn’t really mean it. According to this report from CTV, the adviser (Austan Goolsbee) told the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago that when Senator Obama talks about opting out of the free trade deal, the Canadian government shouldn’t worry because it was just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously. Quizzed on this matter, Goolsbee reportedly 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 questions to the campaign headquarters.

    Goolsbee, a University of Chicago professor, cannot be passed off as some guy that Obama once had lunch with. He is a Obama’s “lead” economic adviser in the presidential and has been advising Obama since his 2004 Senate campaign.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/02/019916.php

  265. Or, SNL could put one of those big XEROX machines up there beside Hillary and everytime she finishes answering a question, she could just reach over and hit the print button. LMAO The Washington Post should be ashamed of themselves for publishing that drivel.

  266. Thanks for that Hawk. I’m off to bed. I probably won’t be 100% until around December 1st because I’m up so late every night doing information gathering and trying to keep myself informed so that when the Obamazoids attack–I’m prepared!

  267. hi hillfans, that national security ad is great. it is also getting free air time with big media. obama’s ad is same ole same ole iraq war vote!! zzzzzzz.

  268. Did you see the video on youtube.com/hillaryclinton about it where she is on CNN? That is good too.

  269. Sherry on the view is an idiot. Barack’s life in danger because someone vanadlized his HQ. I guess she thinks that is more serious than the nut case that took hostages at Hillary’s HQ in NH with what appeared to be a pipe bomb.

    abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4359718&affil=wpvi

  270. so, I log back on after working a long day as a volunteer in Houston for Hillary and discover that…

    now a race card is being played against SNL?

    I said it before, what’s it going to be like to have a President that plays the race card against anything anyone says against him? What kind of oppression is that going to be?

  271. Team Hillary should keep on hiting Obama on the “Commander and Chief” fitness. She can’t stop or apologize for saying she is better prepare to for the job.

    Keep pushing this issue, over and over again. It is one of Obama weakness and Obama is playing hardball so he will not address this.

    Obama does not respect Clinton and she NEED to stop worrying about Party Unity because Obama sure doesn’t.

  272. yes-push himon leaershiplike today in waco where she ripped him over his lack of experience. this may work

  273. BHO is a lying scumbag. Notice whose name is conspicuoulsy absent from the cosponsors:

    S. 3955 [109th]: Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2006
    A bill to provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.

    Overview Summary Other Info

    Bill Status
    Sponsor: Sen. Joseph Lieberman [D-CT]hide cosponsors
    Cosponsors [as of 2007-01-08]
    Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI]
    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
    Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
    Sen. Lincoln Chafee [R-RI]
    Sen. Hillary Clinton [D-NY]
    Sen. Mark Dayton [D-MN]
    Sen. Russell Feingold [D-WI]
    Sen. James Jeffords [I-VT]
    Sen. Edward Kennedy [D-MA]
    Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]
    Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
    Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI]
    Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
    Sen. Gordon Smith [R-OR]
    Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-3955

  274. Tiny Dancer Says:

    March 1st, 2008 at 1:08 am
    Oh good god the Armisen flack. The HELL? Keenan couldn’t have played Obama, so what were they supposed to do, cast someone JUST to play him?

    Hey, we should be jumping on this. Armisen is mixed Hispanic and Asian. Do the Obama people really want to go there when there is a race in TX?

    featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2008/02/should-obama-be.html

  275. Quoting from SpaceGirlArt:

    “ForHillary, for real, she really is the first living hero I have EVER HAD. Not that there are not other great americans, living, who i respect a great deal and who inspire me at times, but Hillary Clinton is completely different. It’s a gut level hero thing.”

    This is EXACTLY how I feel about her. She has absolutely become my hero in every respect. It’s crazy, before she made her announcement to run for president, I really had no idea who she was, even feeling a bit of the anti-Hillary thing toward her. It’s amazing how much can change in a year, huh?

    Keep kicking ass, Hillaryis44!! I LOVE you guys! (first post! yay!)

    Keep kicking ass, Hillary!

  276. Read and enjoy:

    Michelle Obama: “Don’t Go Into Corporate America” [Byron York]

    I have a new story today about Michelle Obama’s visit to Zanesville, Ohio, where she met with a group of women at a local day care center. According to the U.S. Census, Muskingum County, where Zanesville is located, had a median household income of $37,192 in 2004, below both the Ohio and national averages. Just 12.2 percent of adults in the county have a bachelor’s degree or higher, also well below the state and national averages. About 20 percent don’t have a high school degree. Nevertheless, Mrs. Obama urged them to foreswear lucrative professions like corporate law or hedge fund management and go into the helping industry, even if the sacrifice is great:

    As she has many times in the past, Mrs. Obama complains about the lasting burden of student loans dating from her days at Princeton and Harvard Law School. She talks about people who end up taking years and years, until middle age, to pay off their debts. “The salaries don’t keep up with the cost of paying off the debt, so you’re in your 40s, still paying off your debt at a time when you have to save for your kids,” she says.

    “Barack and I were in that position,” she continues. “The only reason we’re not in that position is that Barack wrote two best-selling books… It was like Jack and his magic beans. But up until a few years ago, we were struggling to figure out how we would save for our kids.” A former attorney with the white-shoe Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin, Obama explains that she and her husband made the choice to give up lucrative jobs in favor of community service. “We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.” Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.”

    What she doesn’t mention is that the helping industry has treated her pretty well. In 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Mrs. Obama’s compensation at the University of Chicago Hospital, where she is a vice president for community affairs, jumped from $121,910 in 2004, just before her husband was elected to the Senate, to $316,962 in 2005, just after he took office. And that does not count the money Mrs. Obama receives from serving on corporate boards. She would have been O.K. even without Jack’s magic beans.

    Mrs. Obama also bemoaned the amount of money she has to spend — nearly one-third of the median household income in Zanesville — on piano, dance, and other lessons for her two children. But she was grateful for the concern her husband’s supporters have shown for her. “Everywhere I go, no matter what, the women in the audience, their first question for me is, ‘How on earth are you managing it, how are you keeping it all together?'” she told the women.

  277. When Andrew Jackson took over the Whitehouse, the place was swarmed by “ordinary people” who considered him to be their hero. A common concern was that the riff-raff would vandalize the place, but I don’t recall reading that actually happened.

    If BHO makes it there (I’m not convinced he has a chance), then they will have to triple the security. That mixture of people supporting him are already very scary!

  278. Good morning.

    After some serious soul searching, I’ve decided that I need to just come clean with everyone here.

    My middle name is Pearl. Now, while I am not ashamed of my name , I would like to state for the record , that I am NOT Japanese. Nor did I have anything to do with Pearl Harbor.

    I should also disclose that, while I did in fact meet with Osama Bin Laden , it was only in an effort to lend an ear to his concerns about the white devils. I disclose this now, because I want to reassure the posters on Big Pink that, whatever I might have said to Osama , it was only rhetoric. It didn’t MEAN anything. (wink wink)

  279. probably looking for some “hopium” 😆

    Serious though folks, I received a personal phone call from the campaign last night wanted to know if I would commit to 2 hours from today through Tuesday to phone banking in Texas.

    THEY NEED $ AND CALLERS.

    This is the most important time of her campaign. It is IMO down to the last dog. Lets not let that dog die.

    We need Hillary.

    I’m setting Hubby up today to phone bank on the other computer .. with his own name and I’m calling on my landline phone.

    Please help

  280. Good morning everyone

    Idunn, I see you are at it again lol. I feel it in my bones that Hillary will rise on Tuesday. I will be making phone calls to Texas this afternoon. Nothing but postive energy here from me to Hillary.

  281. Sherm Kader, we hid a comment from you this morning. We understand what you wrote was innocent but the comment could be taken another, ugly, way. It’s unfair and we apologize.

  282. Someone mentioned to me that Hannity was asking a lot of questions about William Ayers on his show last night. Anyone see it?

  283. BTW, Sherm, if memory serves, the Andrew Jackson White House was indeed trashed after his inauguration and just before he left office. Muddy boots made a mess of the place. The crowds also ate in the White House and ground food into the rugs. Chairs were stood upon and broken, as were vases.

  284. Happy Saturday all.

    Please sign the petition to seat Florida and Michigan delegates

    You don’t have to live in those states and your names can be

    hidden from display. They need a total of 10,000 sigs. This is
    truly an outrage.

    http://www.seatourdelegates.com

  285. OMG….this is a hilarious post from Bambi’s board:

    And you know, why shouldn’t the media be good to Obama? He spends time taking to them and he doesn’t blame them for everything.

    Oh my sides! Ouch!

    (I take it Bambi’s supporters don’t know that he’s shut out the media, huh?)

  286. Oh lord….here’s another good one:

    We must leap forward for CHANGE.

    Spoken like a true lemming about to head over the cliff. 😉

  287. Good morning HillFans!

    This is all getting so convoluted. SNL gets called out for race issue, yet Obama has a twenty-year relationship with a church that seems to be COMPLETELY Afro-centric and bigoted. Obama attempts to slam Hillary in an ad about apparently the only good judgment he has ever had and invokes Afghanistan, on which he has done NOTHING. Millionaire Michelle Obama tells the worker bees to never think higher than a teacher, a janitor or a fireman – positions that, if they are working – they probably already have. Obama claims the GLBT Mantle, yet his documented words and actions completely contradict this. He is lying about NAFTA-Gate and being allowed to get away with it so far. HIs middle name of Hussein is taboo, yet he is divided by lless than 6 degrees of seperation from Saddam Hussein’s arms dealer. His finance gal was the overlord of sub-prime mortgage failures and he preaches about foreclosures. And he is pandering to Republicans, when he has been proven to agree to their legislation then pulls support at the ;last minute.

    What the hell is America in love witth?

    AndIDunn has the middle name of Pearl, and we expect her to not don a pair of goggles, scream “Bonzai” and crash her Japaneese made computer into our totally American election forum.

    WTF!?!?!?! 😉

  288. I need to stop reading over there, I’m either gonna die laughing or have a heart attack thinking that these idiots might choose our next President.

    Off to get coffee and regain my snark.

  289. several of you pointed out various ways Obama & Co. are playing the race card, over and over again.

    Wait. Wasn’t he the Unifier? Transcending skin color, party divisions?

    Imagine him as President trying to negotiate with say Russia, and they play the usual hardball. What’s he going to say? “Don’t go there. Let’s not make “race” an issue”???

    He’s like W. in many ways:
    * come to DC as an outsider
    * somehow going to heal DC politics
    * fun guy at barbecues
    * not all issues-y; there are “people” who will handle it.
    * slacker history
    * quick rise
    * thin resume / little policy paper trail

    BO was compared to Reagan by EJ Dionne in the WashPost yesterday. Wanna know what’s funny? Reagan had a much more substantive background that BO. He was Gov. of CA (the most populous state) for 8 yrs (1967-75), ran for Rep. nomination in 1976 against Ford, before finally getting to the Whitehouse in 1980.

    Obama hasn’t even finished half of his first Senate term. Oh yeah, and he gave “a speech” in 2004 at the Dem Convention. And his tenure has been “unremarkable”.

  290. Morning all.
    LOVE some of the new video links on forum!
    I’ve been thinking and I’ve come to the conclusion that lose or win BO will turn out to be the worst thing that could have happened to AA’s in this country. If he wins (barf), the other 87% of the population that is not AA is going to be very disenchanted and if he loses, I hate to say it but i think there will be a furious backlash againt AA’s.

    Hope HRC does the good fight again today. I just donated another $25.44. i see by the counter she’s up to almost 19,000 in her goal to reach 30,000.

  291. Way back when, I wrote a great post decrying the wisdom of engaging in a war with Iraq.

    Maybe you guys should send ME money so I can run on a 3rd party ticket. 😉

  292. IDunn…that’s it! The multi-racial, multi-ethnic gender candidate to beat Barack Obama! AND you at least have a sense of humor! Something he is COMPLETELY LACKING.

    My .44 cents will be in your mailbox next week!

  293. If I wanted to snoop around a pro-Obama web site (a counterpart to us), what would be a good one or two? I’m sure a google search would turn up lots of hits, but I wouldn’t be sure where the “better” places to go would be.

    Opposition research, if you will. I also expect it to highly entertaining.

  294. B MErry would probably know, rgb.

    Or Diva, since her computer and VCR are TOTALLY in the tank with Obama

  295. White House Aide Resigns over Plagarism.
    But Bo gets a free pass. The same rules that apply to everyone else are suspended when it comes to him. From the censorship of not being able to utter his middle name (HUSSEIN HUSSEIN HUSSEIN) to the bogus race charges and the indifference of the press when PROOF of his dirty tricks in rezogate, NAFTAgate, Kenyagate are exposed, he remains untouchable.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8V49P7O1&show_article=1

    :-X

  296. IDunn…that’s it! The multi-racial, multi-ethnic gender candidate to beat Barack Obama!

    That’s what I’m saying. My rally cry is going to be, “Yes we can our vegetables!”

    Opposition research, if you will. I also expect it to highly entertaining.

    Well, just make sure you come back here for your decontamination shower afterwards.

  297. FWIW,
    Most of you probably know this already but naturally I didn’t.

    The Drudge Report has emails and websites of more than 100 prominent journalists and magazines, including many who are discussed here.

  298. Actually, I didn’t know that, Basil. Thanks for the heads up.

    RJK, that’s a great article from Sun Times! I hope Wolfson keeps putting the screws to him!

  299. Everybody, please be sure to donate today. Even if all you can afford is $5.00

    We need to show the strength of our numbers!

  300. Idunn,

    Scroll down a bit and in the center you’ll see all the journalists/writers listed and on the left are the news media and mags.

    Each name is a link.

    COuld make it easier to send stuff out.

  301. LOL! This one might have something running up his or her leg:

    What a fabulous video. I swear I get goods bumps every time I hear him speak truth to power like that!

  302. This would be a hilarious scenario:

    Barack Obama gets the Democratic Nomination, and core Democrats vote for McCain in the general election.

    John McCain wins the Republican Nomination, and core republicans vote for Obama in the general election.

    LOL…world gone mad, folks.

  303. Ann,

    Good morning. Yeah, Hannity is extremely interested in Obama’s associations. I sent him that full Cesspool package last nite. He might actually read it and go with it.

  304. Bob Herbert’s editorial in today’s NYT shows a bias that is completely disgusting, as he continues to play the “fear card” by referring to the Campaign of Senator Clinton as “the Clinton’s”

    “For the good of the Party”

    BS

    What about FOR THE GOOD OF AMERICA?

    Denver, here we come!

  305. I think some people are starting to wake up, and Hillary’s ad had a lot to do with it.

    It wasn’t so much the ad itself, it was the fact that the freaked out about it. Well, (1) the add was effective, and (2) it was true.

    And then BO hitting Hillary back with that tired 202 vote line. I mean, the man made a good speech back then. We get it. But we are in Iraq now; young people are still dying; our military is in terrible shape. We need someone who can go in and take action now.

  306. interesting website re: Barack Obama cabinet positions

    Havent looked thru them ALL, but Clinton is no where to be found.

    Most frightening so far…Howard Dean for FBI Director

    just h t t p address needed

    puredem.wordpress.com/

  307. John McCain is also besting BO in their public duel. John McCain says we have to fight al-qaeda, and BO says: al-Qaeda wouldn’t

  308. Seriously though, Hillary’s ad was kind of a remake of an ad Walter Mondale did back in 1984. It really just draws asks the voters a question, when you got two people who are running for the job of commander-in-chief. But the republicans see Bambi’s camp feaking out over it, and think: wow, can’t wait to get hold of him. lol

  309. WHEN ON EARTH is ANYONE going to tell him to STFU about his ONE SPEECH?

    He has been lame in his position as a Senator. Gee..now lobbiests have to stand up to eat when them slip him a big wad of cash.

  310. I know we don’t care much about zogby. He thinks Bo’s surge has reversed in Texas. According to Zogby poll he lost 4% of his lead 2% from 6%. Here is the link:

    zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1458

  311. @diva…that was me…

    I couldnt remember if it was you or Tiny Dancer whose VCR always seems to be having a love fest with BO and cuts Hillary off.

    It was a joke, without enough coffee

  312. SpacegirlArt, I do not know why our campaign does not cut a commercial explaining to the public that

    1) BO was not in the senate at that time.

    2) he was trying to please chicago congressional delegation because he was planning to run to the senate.

    3)He said this in 2005:

    “It’s not clear to me what differences we’ve had since I’ve been in the Senate,” Obama told the New Yorker magazine. “I think what people might point to is our different assessments of the war in Iraq, although I’m always careful to say that I was not in the Senate, so perhaps the reason I thought it was such a bad idea was that I didn’t have the benefit of U.S. intelligence. And, for those who did, it might have led to a different set of choices. . . . We were in different circumstances at that time: I was running for the U.S. Senate, she had to take a vote, and casting votes is always a difficult test.”

    4) He never voted against funding the war.

    5) Abstained vote on Iran resolution.

    6) Above all he is an A$$ hole

  313. @space… i was curious…esp since i dont even have a vcr… must be tiny.

    i found a great site though, NOT pro obama, my stomach is too weak to handle the freaks. this one has great articles and this one really struck me: http://www.stop-obama.org/?p=195

    the author really touches on a lot of things ive been feeling abt obama but couldnt put my finger on… worth a read!

    also… still curious, if anyone knows when and why obama changed his name from barry soetoro??? i even remember reading a recent article and his sister STILL calls him “barry”… has anyone done any research on this?

  314. ClintonDem…leaving out #6 ;-), perhaps you can write that suggesttion to the campaign and send to HillaryHub tips. I have been AMAZED in the last few weeks the results I have actually seen from suggestions I have sent. I am under no illuson that anyone there in her Campaign says “OH! Another brilliant suggestion from Spacegirl” and implements it because I have made a suggestion, but there are a certain amount of coincidences lately that at least suggest that they are listening to us at Grass Roots levels.

    The most prime example was a segment they played on NPR yesterday afternoon with an interview by Hillary, in which she DIRECTLY QUOTED the quote from Obama’s book, describing him as a blank slate, etc.

    IDunn had posted that quote and there was a “there, there” so I wrote a letter just th eother day and sent it toi the Tips and to the Press Office.

    Voila…there it was, in her mouth in an interview. Hillary listens to Americans. Obama lies to them.

  315. Here’s something to push for Hillary:

    Hillary Clinton pushed through a bill for veterans, that prevented the government from recouping their enlistment bonus, if they become disabled and can’t fulfill their contract.

    Hillary Clinton co-sponsored a bill that ban’s private contract security firms from running amuck, without being accountable to the government.

    Hillary Clinton did these things WHILE she was running for president.

  316. For the moment, BO should lay low. He’s taken a hit from Hillary’s ad, and his response shows it. He’s also got John McCain prowling for him. He shouldn’t talk to John McCain, without preconditions. McCain will pounce on him. 🙂

  317. Ben, SEND IT IN.

    Contrast and compare to ObamaSpeech and MORE IMPORTANTLY the lack of Oversight by Obama, because he is too busy running for President, in his responsibilities to Afghanastan Sub Committee.

    The same ISSUE he seems to be attacking Senator Clinton with now.

    HE IS JUST WORDS

    Hillary Clinton GETS STUFF DONE WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

    Also, there are a few other things…WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
    Obama has not done.

  318. Diva, Idunn, and others, how can disseminate this info quickly to various news outlets in OH, TX, and other states before Tues?

    This is Obama’s response in New Yorker 2006 interview:

    Where do you find yourself having the biggest differences with Hillary Clinton, politically?

    “You know, I think very highly of Hillary. The more I get to know her, the more I admire her. I think she’s the most disciplined—one of the most disciplined people—I’ve ever met. She’s one of the toughest. She’s got an extraordinary intelligence. And she is, she’s somebody who’s in this stuff for the right reasons. She’s passionate about moving the country forward on issues like health care and children. So it’s not clear to me what differences we’ve had since I’ve been in the Senate. I think what people might point to is our different assessments of the war in Iraq, although I’m always careful to say that I was not in the Senate, so perhaps the reason I thought it was such a bad idea was that I didn’t have the benefit of U.S. intelligence. And, for those who did, it might have led to a different set of choices. So that might be something that sort of is obvious. But, again, we were in different circumstances at that time: I was running for the U.S. Senate, she had to take a vote, and casting votes is always a difficult test.”

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/2/29/231431/920

  319. It begs the question, if he is the President, what OTHER responsibilities will he neglect while he is running for God?

  320. Diva, Idunn, and others, how can disseminate this info quickly to various news outlets in OH, TX, and other states before Tues?

    This is Obama’s response in New Yorker 2006 interview:

    Where do you find yourself having the biggest differences with Hillary Clinton, politically?

    “You know, I think very highly of Hillary. The more I get to know her, the more I admire her. I think she’s the most disciplined—one of the most disciplined people—I’ve ever met. She’s one of the toughest. She’s got an extraordinary intelligence. And she is, she’s somebody who’s in this stuff for the right reasons. She’s passionate about moving the country forward on issues like health care and children. So it’s not clear to me what differences we’ve had since I’ve been in the Senate. I think what people might point to is our different assessments of the war in Iraq, although I’m always careful to say that I was not in the Senate, so perhaps the reason I thought it was such a bad idea was that I didn’t have the benefit of U.S. intelligence. And, for those who did, it might have led to a different set of choices. So that might be something that sort of is obvious. But, again, we were in different circumstances at that time: I was running for the U.S. Senate, she had to take a vote, and casting votes is always a difficult test.”

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/2/29/231431/920

  321. Here’s something to push for Hillary:

    Hillary Clinton pushed through a bill for veterans, that prevented the government from

    recouping their enlistment bonus, if they become disabled and can’t fulfill their contract.

    Hillary Clinton co-sponsored a bill that ban’s private contract security firms from running

    amuck in Iraq, without being accountable to the government.

    Hillary Clinton did these things WHILE she was running for president.

  322. I reposted it, so I could add the word Iraq to it. Where should I sent this? I’m a rookie.

  323. You know, there’s a lot of stuff out there now about the background of this man – the non-memoirs stuff, right out of Chicago. I’m sure people are seeing some this and having buyer’s remorse big time.

    And Rezko is bubbling to the surface. Looks like ABC News is really gonna cover it – and others will hopefully join in.

  324. Wow, I just saw a bit of a BO rally. He was policy wonking, and the crowd wasn’t that large. There was no Yes We Can and the kids were just standing there with signs.

    I could see it, folks. I think the wurm has turned.

  325. DIVA/BEN…i think those are great talking points for speeches/commercials…

    send to HillaryHub TIPS (top right corner of that page) on her website. Write a hiort not in the email about why that counters BOO’s current commerical where he keeps talking about his jusgement but doesn’t even bother to sit at the table of the committee abut Afghanistan.

  326. “Obama is winning the democratic nomination because he’s cool and has superb marketing. I live in Texas so we’re just now getting bombarded with commercials for the both of them and it’s not even a contest which has the better ones. ”

    I don’t mean to post anything negative but,

    This is from a website that is not a political one…the topic is about sexism, but someone did mention this.

    So my question is, does Hillary have to make a ‘cool’ ad to reach the younger demographic? Is that what it is going to take?

  327. IndependentBen: “Wow, I just saw a bit of a BO rally. He was policy wonking, and the crowd wasn’t that large. There was no Yes We Can and the kids were just standing there with signs.”

    Hillary making fun of Barry with ‘the sky will open speech’ was the best thing she could do. (probably Cunningham’s helped too).

  328. I wonder if Axelrod has any new slogans for Bambi in his playbook. Because his current ones are worn out. You just counter that vote stuff by saying it was six years ago. This is election is about the future – and what he need to do right now.

  329. Good morning all. I just saw Clindondem99’s posting on MO.

    “We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.” Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.”

    This is one of many reasons why I simply cannot vote for Obama in November. I’ve been working in corporate America for ten years. We need more women in this field. There are so many lucrative positions for intelligent, hard-working women. What really kills me is that so many women are discouraged from entering or continuing on in this field because it’s an all boys club. There is a reason why so few women are in leadership positions in this field. We need a critical mass of young women entering and persevering on because the potential for job satisfaction and financial gain are tremendous.

    Now she’s discouraging young people to stay out of it??? Is she for real? Why because of student loans? Believe me. If you go into corpoate law or hedge-fund management, you are making close to $200K your first year out of law school or business school. Even if you have more than $100K in debt, you will be able to pay it off in a few years. It’s OK for her and her husband to be millionnairs but others should make sacrifices?

  330. OMG, the showed Bambi, and the crowd was kind of sternfaced and looked older. It wasn’t large at all – and this is Texas!

  331. You know, I can feel it. This thing is going to turn to Hillary these next two days. 🙂 Hillary winning TX, OH – after all the money he has spent – would just be tremendous.

  332. “This is one of many reasons why I simply cannot vote for Obama in November. I’ve been working in corporate America for ten years. We need more women in this field.”

    You said it!!! 🙂

  333. @dedfg: unf i guess the answer may be “yes”… i hope this doesnt come off bad, but man… when did the friggin president ever have to be “cool”??? in my life i would never have thought that the american constituency would want a “cool” president!!! it disgusts me and frightens me to no end that people that are looking for “cool” in the leader of the free world would actually have a say!!! this entire primary just reinforces the “WHY” that the framers had in making sure that there were safeguards against the president getting elected through the popular vote. do WE (the masses) really know whats “best” for our country? especially in the global environment in which we live??? i think NOT… WE on this board are NOT the norm. most people are spoon fed their news, do not form opinions on their own and do not look for the TRUTH. they want what feels good. whats easy. they want “change”. well, the lemmings are having their “say” in this election thanks to the fast food society in which we live…. and its SCARY!!!

  334. After reading the posts by Inninla and a couple of others, I wrote this letter and would like to send it to Texas media outlets.

    Any thoughts?

    Dear Mr./Miss ________.
    I would like to bring to your attention a disturbing story coming from the Hispanic community in Houston, Texas. Apparently, Hispanics who don’t read English asked poll workers for help, indicating they wanted to cast their vote for Senator Clinton, but the poll workers pushed the button for Senator Obama, instead. When the Hispanic voters complained the poll workers replied with something to the effect of, “Oh, well, it’s too late now.”
    One of the Hispanic women who experienced this illegal treatment was interviewed on Spanish radio. As I don’t live in Texas and I am not a journalist, I’m not familiar with Houston radio stations but I hope someone from your organization will look into the matter and conduct a thorough investigation.
    If these allegations are true, it is a clear violation of Federal Election Law and the First Amendment rights.

    Sincerely,

  335. ForHillary: Everything you just said is so correct!

    I am in corporate and I cannot express the frustration I have felt at times dealing with the outright sexism and not being able to stop it. (unless I want to lose my job)

    How on earth can a woman like Michelle give advice like that to women. Was it just directed to girls or were guys there also?

  336. Pat Buchanan is really an old pro. He correctly said that Hillary’s ad is a classic “Red Phone” add, like the one Mondale used against Hart back in 1984. He said LBJ had used it too.

    But Hillary modified it, with the children in there. Typically, BO lifts her entire add, and splices a grainy picture of himself at the end.

  337. OK, more active guys on this board — go to Jon Stewart’s page and submit favorable questions. It is right now filled with rude and insulting Obamabots.
    —————–

    Let’s let Jon Stewart (who has been favoring Obama of late) know that many in his audience are rooting for Hillary Clinton.

    http://www.indecision2008.com/blog.jhtml?c=v&m=102246

    OHvoter | 03.01.2008 – 10:38 am | #

  338. Dedfg,

    I think it was given to young people generally. But as you know, it is so much harder to attract young women in this field and even harder to keep them long term. I think it is so hypocritical for someone who has already made a lot of money by being in the corporate world (or through connections in the corporate world) to tell young people to make sacrifices and to not go into this field.

  339. …but I think it’s a great idea to post support for Hillary….that not everyone in his audience is for the other guy

  340. ForHillary, This coming from some one (Mo):

    1) That worked for a big law firm.

    2) Went to work for Daly machine in chicago because her boy friend was planning to get into state senate.

    3) was making more $300k+ working as vp community relations for Chicago Hospitals.

    What a hypocrite ?????

  341. This reeks of self-aggrandizement.. Where do they get off their self-righteousness? What is the whole point of it all, self-deception?
    —————-

    clintondem99 Says:
    March 1st, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Read and enjoy:

    Michelle Obama: “Don’t Go Into Corporate America” [Byron York]

  342. hi hillfans. my wife is sick with the flu but is resting with cough meds and anti-biotics. im starting ti get a nagging cough but not serious yet. anyway is there a way to get a bumper sticker stating”ANNOY BIG MEDIA BY ELECTING HILLARY”? im sure there is a website that will custom do it for me.

  343. “I think it is so hypocritical for someone who has already made a lot of money by being in the corporate world (or through connections in the corporate world) to tell young people to make sacrifices and to not go into this field.”

    YES, what is with that? ….and notice when she mentions professions, they are typically female dominated. I mean she may be speaking to both guys and girls, but the people that are going to get the message are the girls.

  344. It’s not just sexism…

    ““We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.” Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.”

    Who in he hell does she believe will be the next generation of CORPORATE leaders? Oh, I can only surmise from this statement that she wants no cporporations…or only corporations run by the State…like Communist Soviet Union…

    that worked out well, didn’t it.

  345. Independent Ben,

    I’m not sure. This info was posted by Innila, today, and I find it so outrageous I want to contact newspapers in Houston. Unfortunately, the details about who the woman is, where the incident occurred and which radio station she was interviewed on are not available, yet.

    Inninla’s post is here;

    lninla Says:
    February 29th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

  346. Good morning!

    Idunn, if you want to see a lemming and a Hillary supporter side by side to get the real comparison, check out this MSNBC video below. lol A real hoot! Both guys are AA, one is a city councilman in OH who switched from Clinton to Obama (know which one is the lemming yet?) and the other is an Ohio state rep who is backing Clinton despite the fact it may cause him to lose his seat on Tuesday. Email him to show him some love after you guys watch the video. His name is Eugene Miller and his email address is disrict10@ohr.state.oh.us

    video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&fg=rss&vid=9355689f-80d9-4309-9419-340c31213e8c

  347. @basil: that happened in houston. here is a link to houston television stations: http://www.houston.tx.us/tv.html

    find a link for a reporter and try to get it directly to a reporter. just copy and paste it. i would totally help out, but my husband is chomping at the bit for me to “get off that damn computer and lets go” (in a sweet way)… he’s not poli-junkie like me.

    make sure you get it to univision and telemundo first and foremost!!! if i were you i would call them!

    univisiontv.com/estaciones/kxln.htm

    telemundo: 1 713 243 7771

    honestly….i would start with radio. that would probably be the FASTEST (which is what we need) way to get the word out. people may not be home watching tv or reading the paper, but even if their at work or in their car, they’re listening to the radio. remember start with the spanish stations!!!

    http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Houston_TX.aspx

  348. “I had to stop watching Jon Stewart like I did most news stations in the past three weeks.”

    BUT, I think it is a GREAT idea and go support your support for Hillary!
    Thanks for the idea pm.

  349. dedfg,

    Exactly about the professions.

    In some ways, I feel like there is a parallel to the anti-Hilllary message. I’ve heard from so many Obamanites say that sure Hillary has accomplished a lot and can continue to work hard to help the poor, the sick, young children etc. But they don’t want her to lead the country and be in a position of power, be the commander in chief, etc.

  350. can anyone get in touch w/hawk… he speaks spanish!!! maybe he would have more impact calling these stations!!!

    can anyone call the stations to tell them abt what is going??? that’ll be the best way to get the word out before ppl go vote on tuesday? that way ppl are prepared for the thugs that are going to try to steal their vote!!!

  351. Hey All – I’m logged in for another nanosecond between looking up precinct lists for Hillary supporters in Houston.

    So, YES – the complaint re: poll worker at the early voting place who was pushing the button for Obama while “training” Latino voters on the machine who didn’t speak English well – I am tracking down the volunteer who told us about it.

    And YES – one of the disgruntled voters did call into a Spanish language radio station yesterday.

  352. SpacegirlArt Says:

    Who in he hell does she believe will be the next generation of CORPORATE leaders? Oh, I can only surmise from this statement that she wants no cporporations…or only corporations run by the State…like Communist Soviet Union…
    ————–

    Or just the Republicans….

  353. Re: msn video – Obama’s plans are Hillary plans….as he stated in the debate when he said ‘yeah, I agree with Hillary’

  354. can someone call the spanish radio stations in houston and tell them whats going on? ask them to make their listeners aware that someone may try to “help” them and to make sure their vote is for who they REALLY want to vote for and if they have any trouble that they need to call in to the station and report it?

    i wouldnt make it a “hillary thing”. we’ll have more of an impact if its neutral.

    http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Houston_TX.aspx

    i am so sorry i cant help, but i have to leave in a minute and then we have to go to a dinner party tonite….

  355. BHO has some high priority items to worry about NOW

    Destroy Hillary,(OUR NATIONAL TREASURE)

    Keep the Deaf,Dumb,Blind and Immature Cult Mesmerized

    Avoid The Press

    Beat The Clock

    Stall The Calendar

    Plead Absent when The REZCO TRIAL Starts next week.

    HOPE The Plea Bargainers Disappear

    TRY to Post Bond With His REZKO MANSION

    What a sad CHOICE for a PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

    THEY are COMING to Taking to TAKE HIM AWAY

    HEH HEH !!!!

  356. This story is very serious. It is illegal for any person over 12 years old to be with the voter in the voting booth.

    —————–
    # lninla Says:
    March 1st, 2008 at 11:11 am

    So, YES – the complaint re: poll worker at the early voting place who was pushing the button for Obama while “training” Latino voters on the machine who didn’t speak English well – I am tracking down the volunteer who told us about it.

    And YES – one of the disgruntled voters did call into a Spanish language radio station yesterday.

  357. diva, all,

    Anyone speak Spanish??????

    I know a little but I can’t find the contact us link on any of the sites. I’m looking for ‘contacto”. is that right?

  358. Inninla,

    Here’s my letter. Contact me at hilaryhawke at mhcable dot com with additional info and I will incorporate it into the letter and then send it out.

    i’d send it now but I can’t figure out where on the Spanish radio stations to send news tips and who the contact person is.

  359. @basil: click on the link i sent you for radio stations. then start with the FM stations (scroll down, their towards the bottom). look for the ones that have “spanish” in their description and you’ll get the phone number. i would just call them. it’ll be faster and you can keep track of who you talked to and also ask them if they’ve had other complaints and see what their reaction is.

    i dont speak spanish, but i’m sure they speak english…

  360. I know that Zogby polls are crap but he shows Clinton up from Thursdays tracking poll and Bambi down in TX. This race is close in TX but Hioll can pull it out. He is besting her in $ and she is still pretty much even, imagine if she was on equal footing with ad$.

    There is still 3more days left before Tues and we can make a difference with calls and $. Please everyone call even if you just call 10-15 people today, tomorrow and Mon. Now is the time that she needs the extra push.

    He has them tied in OH but I believe that she will pull out OH. Zoby has her up by only 1pt amoung women voters in Tx, I don’t believe that. The men voters stat was interesting, I don’t know if Rush/Hannity push for Repubs to vote for her may be having an effect.

    ********************************
    Released: March 01, 2008

    Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle Poll – Democrats Locked in Tight Races: Clinton Closes on Obama in Texas; Pair Deadlocked in Ohio

    Republican John McCain retains wide leads in Ohio and Texas in advance of Tuesday’s primaries

    UTICA, New York – Democrat Hillary Clinton stemmed her losses and solidified her base in Texas, reversing a slide against rival Barack Obama in the race for their party’s presidential nomination, while Obama continued his thrust to catch her in Ohio as voters in these two big states prepare to vote on Tuesday, the latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle two-day rolling telephone tracking polls show.

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain appears to be continuing his march to the GOP nomination, holding big leads in both states, the surveys show.

    Clinton leads by a scant one percent among Texas women, but the race is also close among Texas men, where Obama leads by just 5%, much less than in some earlier states in this epic Democratic Party battle. As has been the case elsewhere, Clinton leads among older voters, but Obama leads big among younger Texas Democrats. Clinton had a big day Friday in the Zogby call center, leading Obama by double-digits in the Texas survey. She retains a significant lead among Hispanic voters there, a key demographic in the Democratic primary.

    Texas – Democrats

    2-27/29

    2-26/28

    Clinton

    43%

    42%

    Obama

    45%

    48%

    Gravel

  361. To all….

    if we get more voter intimidation stories or vote fraud stories in Texas (or anywhere else) please send them to me at spacegirlart@gmail.com. I can’t sit here ALL day today as I have some stuff to get done, but will be monitoring.

    I am in touch with Ininla and we have exchanged phone numbers. I don’t speak spanish, so I can’t help with radio/tv, but I am collecting info and have been in touch w/the Campaign and Senator Clinton’s Senate Office.

  362. spacegirl,

    Well, i was all ready to contact the dozen or so Spanish Stations on Diva’s list but I can’t figure out where to send it.

  363. @basil: can you call them get their email address?

    i just looked on the sites as well and hell if i can figure out their email addresses either!

  364. It’s not fair to say Hill’s ad was like the 1984 ad. There is no mushroom cloud in Hill’s ad, and she talks about her expertise, relationships with foreign leaders, knowing the military. Unfair comparison, IMO.

  365. Michelle Obama is a nasty, shrill person.

    Great career advice: get a job that pays less the $X0,000 a year and feel good about yourself as your house gets foreclosed on.

    I like the way her “community work”, her giving until it hurts, pays extraordinarily more than many of us with “corporate” jobs.

    Just another example of what’s good for the gander is NOT good for the goose (HRC is gander, DearLeader is goose).

  366. “Dont work for corporate america” Huh? Funny from a couple of millionaires. Who published Obama’s book? Corporate america. Who provides Walmarts foods? Ah, corporate america. Who is Oprah? Corporate america. What a crazy thing to say.

  367. The mushroon cloud ad was in 1964 by LBJ against Goldwater.

    I don’t recall what the 1984 Mondale ad was about (even though that was my first presidential campaign actively supporting a Dem).

  368. Basil. if you can, get on the phone and call Directory Assistance if they don’t have a number. Otherwise call and ask.

  369. Michelle Obama worked for the most corrupt public hospital in the country, Univ. Chicago. They holds billions in an account and give their staff huge bonuses, while charging the poor, particularly african americans tons for services compared to the insured.

  370. You know talking about snl and so forth, what’s disturbing is that last night Jay made a joke about Obama and he almost got booed.

    It wasn’t even something that was that bad… it went something along the lines of McCain was born in Panama, Clinton near Chicago and Obama in a manger.

    But clearly from the audience reaction, it was not acceptable for Jay to say that joke.

  371. hey all – it’d probably be Harris County in Houston – so look up the Spanish radio stations that are popular in this area

  372. BBasil…Ininla says the incident was in Harris County (houston)

    That might narrow your search down for WHAT station this woman was interviewed by.

    However, I believe we need to continue to contact ALL Spanish and even Asian stations to alert them for attempts to tamper with their vote. AND If something is done wrong, to IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY a HC Campaign rep at the polling place AND the local election officials.

    I am working on having the campaign AGAIN put a vote irregularities botton on the HHC website.

  373. What else disturbs me is that I hear lately on the news of how close Clintons and Obamas solutions are….you can bet a statement like that from the media is to make obama look better.

    So Obama is now even getting away with stealing Hillary’s solutions.

  374. “But clearly from the audience reaction, it was not acceptable for Jay to say that joke.”

    WTF!!!!

    Dear Leader is untouchable by Leno now too?

    This is going WAYYYYYYY TO FAR.

    His arrogance (BO’S) is mind boggling.

  375. spacegirl,

    I sent emails to mega 101, xoradio, the university of houston and tavis Smiley.

    there were almost 2 dozen names in all and I contacted everyone.

    BTW – contributor counter is up to almost 25,000!

  376. “on the news of how close Clintons and Obamas solutions are…”

    That’s because in the debates she gets the questions first and he says “Me too.”

    Me too me too. Wasn’t there a past campaign where someone was ridiculed for “me-tooism”?

  377. He should be challenged on what it means when he says Me too. What are the policies he is “me-tooing.” He wouldn’t have a clue.

  378. you know when you think about it, Michelle made those remarks about corporate america because who is supporting their campaign? even corporate news stations.

    Imagine if obama gets in….he will owe corporate america big time.

  379. Their plans are NOT so similar. The media tries to blur the difference so voters will think they get the best of Hill even if they vote Obama.

  380. Michelle obama is a sellout to her own gender. Corporate america knows that when women get into the system, the system changes.

  381. “Imagine if obama gets in….he will owe corporate america big time.”

    And that should scare everyone.

  382. I’ve often wondered if that’s why everyone at cnn is so biased…they are afraid of losing their jobs.

  383. Basil…GREAT JOB

    II just got off the phone with Campaign HQ re Voter suppression and irregularities. Will expect a call from the lawyers soon….

    Also REALLY HAMMERED the PayPal link need AND the “Report Voter Irregularities” link MUST be on the home page.

    we shall see.

  384. I agree that their plans are not similar. But that’s how some Obamanites can justify voting for him even though deep down they know that Hillary is more qualified.

    On MO, for someone who’s been given an easy rider in corporate America, she sure is bitter.

  385. plural Says:
    March 1st, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    He should be challenged on what it means when he says Me too. What are the policies he is “me-tooing.” He wouldn’t have a clue.

    PLURAL..YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Send this info to HillaryHub TIPS

    THIS IS A SLAM DUNK

  386. mj,

    I thought the Superwoman video was just awesome and could really reach out to young women. The only problem is that it would turn off some men. Unfortunate but true based on the reaction from some of my honest male friends.

  387. Ininla, thanks for everything you’re doing in TX.
    Are people aware that they have to attend the caucus in the evening and its rules? What is your sense?

    ————————–

    # lninla Says:
    March 1st, 2008 at 11:54 am

    hey all – it’d probably be Harris County in Houston – so look up the Spanish radio stations that are popular in this area

  388. Ya know…it’s funny.

    Another double standard. Hillary Clinton got jumped on by half of America for not being a stay at home make cookies first lady…yet MO is a corporate lawyer, an activist in the BLACK Community only, a big exec. and no one is asking HER too make Cookies! Laura Bush brought the First Lady role back to a place where American’s were comfortable (she still have high approval ratings) but not a peep about Mrs. Obama.

    So…it seems to me we have yet ANOTHER CHANGE Hillary brought to Washington. That First Ladies don’t have to make cookies and entertain diplomats, pick out Cchina and serve tea. MO is BENEFITTING from Hillary’s grounb-breaking role inthe White House.

  389. OK,

    I just noticed that my correction on easy rider was wrong again! I haven’t had my coffee and trying to do other things. You know what I meant. 🙂

  390. The Meaning of “Yes We Can”
    From screening a few Bambi rallies, I’m seeing that a definite change has occurred. We’re no longer seeing the massive rallies, with exuberant young people chanting, “Yes, We Can.” Rather it appears that Bambi is kind of meandering, and sometimes preaching to the crowd.
    All of this has made me wonder what the actual meaning of “Yes We Can.” Was it Yes We Can charge out, come together, do wonderful things and unite the world?
    Or was it “Yes We Can” charge out and get Obama lots of delegates, so Obama can win this thing. Perhaps the senator no longer feels he needs his young pledges, and is preparing to leave them behind.

  391. Good Mornning!!

    I saw a few days ago (here on this site) a break down of demographics for Hillary in TX. Does anyone have a up to date numbers? (I found them to be very intresting, and made me feel good) 🙂

  392. I suggested a few days ago (weeks? God, who knows)) about the ten tings that make Hillary Cooler than Barack. Here are a few

    1.) Brains
    2.) Humor
    3.) Can drink him under the table
    4.) Can campaign in high heels
    5.) Can give a speech with out a teleprompter
    6.) Can show him she has more stamps in her passport
    7.) Has worked for ALL Americans, not just in AA Community as an activist

  393. mj,

    I know. It’s frustrating to no end. I have to tell you these are reasonable, some pro Hillary, men.

    SpacegirlArt,

    don’t forget 8) Bitch is the new Black.

    Thanks all. Have to run.

  394. Right now, there is a huge mass of information, bubbling right at the surface, about Obama. Howard Wolfson is going hard after MSM, insisting that the media finally force Bambi to answer some questions regarding his involvement with Rezko and others. ABC News definitely has the Rezko story, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fox going with it soon.
    This Democratic Party is going to get a mammoth case of buyer’s remorse. A huge mess – with the MSM almost criminal in its neglect to give basic scrutiny to this man and his background. The problem is going to be going forward, without massively dividing the party. Hillary Clinton will be this party’s nominee.

  395. Great Jack Nicholson video support for Hillary!

    firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/01/719894.aspx#comments

  396. A fair question for Obama “What role will your wife play in the White House and your Administration”

  397. It is hard to imagine Michelle as a first lady.

    Besides, if Hillary doesn’t get the nomination she deserves, I think McCain will beat Obama, whatever the “polls” say.

  398. Two polls this morning with Ohio in a dead heat, and Hillary down 2% in Texas, but with things trending to Hillary since their last poll. I think things are going to trend to her these last couple of days. And historically, throughout this primary, Hillary always does well with last day deciders.

  399. Ben, at this point “dividing the Party” is the total responsibility of Howard Dean Ted Kennedy John Kerry and Co.

    Hillary is NOT dividing the REAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY. The far left agenda of these guys and their now out of control puppet is the cause for this strife IMO.

    THEY need to be driven out.

  400. Hill has a new thing for facebook users. Send a gift to other facebook users. Green collar jobs, health care, a pantsuit. It’s cute.

  401. No, I agree that Hillary is not dividing the party. But if they realize the huge mistake they made with Obama – there’s gonna be some unhappy people if they try to hand this to Hillary.

  402. Wow, this Michelle Obama – she’s highly upset, venemous: “This is the fear bomb,” (for using the man’s name)

  403. Independent Ben, if ZOGBY has her tied in OHIO and TEXAS then I predict a comfortable win for Hillary in both places.

  404. Zogby is an Obama polling outfit. The idea is to oversample all of Obama’s best demographics.

  405. Well, I think the Texas poll actually had her down 2%, which was an improvement from down 6% in the last one

  406. The PEW survey says 20% of Hillary supporters will not vote for Obama b ecause of the way the party has treated Hillary and because of the way Dean and Brazille have rigged this process against Hillary and because of he “drive-by media.”

  407. John ZOGBY is the brother of James ZOGBY who is the president of the Arab-American Institute and a super delegate who is supporting OBAMA. Need I say more?

  408. I swear – Hillary’s Ad knocked the breath out of this guy lol.
    Look at his response. He instantly calls a press conference, and shows up nervous and angry. “We’re trying to scare up votes.”

  409. Tareli, there are many polls. The elase reliable and mose Pro-Obama is the execrable ZOGBY polls. That is what Independent Ben is talking about. The poll you are referring to is the one by FOX. My point is that if ZOGBY has them tied it really means she is ahead.

  410. Nicholson video sent to HQ

    Expect some backlash on the saluting a woman comment if it gets airtime.

    Not from HC supporters, but the media calling double standard. The Obama peole are a stern and not funny bunch. They have VERY THIN SKIN

  411. IndBen, Obama essentially took Hillary’s bait. He was trying to ignore her the previous day acting as if this is the general election. Boy, did Hillary bring him down to earth quickly or what?

  412. ZOGBY had Obama leading in California and very close in Massachussetts and New Jersey. She won all three states by double digits.

  413. Meanwhile, Hillary is doing a follow-up speech, immediately after the Ad’s release. She also perfectly released it on a Friday – so it will get play all weekend.
    In Hillary’s speech, she is nailing him hard – stuff he cannot. He ducks the vote on Iran, he does nothing with the foreign relations committee.
    Meanwhile – Bambi is stuck. All he’s got is this VOTE, and his judgment. Because of my SPEECH, 6 years ago, I’ve got this judgment. And Bambi thinks he go against John McCain with the vote thing?

    McCAIN: “Damn right I voted for the war, and I’d do it again, my friend, I’d do it again, my friend. Because we’re gonna win.”

  414. Things are trending our way as we go into the final days before March 4.

    Remember March is the BEER TRACK month. The wine track month is gone. Obama’s best days are behind him.

  415. bail9, here it is:

    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

  416. When Bambi showed up at that press conference, and started yelling about “fear mongering,” there was a giant swoosh as air went of his big tent. I might be exaggerating a little – but I think the Ad may have done something to that all powerful MOmentum. Hillary needs to keep jabbing and not let him off the map. She should talk about his willingness to meet with Raul Castro, with no preconditions. The fact that he’s never shown one ounce of actual Leadership, in any position he’s held.

  417. Obama had enormous advantages in February in addition to the media which is always in its corner. He had the money, early contests which were either caucuses or places with heavy AA vote. That is all done now.

  418. IndBen, I agree with you, She should go after him strong today just like yesterday. rattle him, put him on its back foot.

  419. tarelli,
    Thanks for the video link! I lurve JN! What a class act!

    TPS – Oh yes, i did see that article. Thought it was something I hadn’t seen. thanks for posting.

    In. Ben,

    Which press conference?

  420. basil9 – BO’s press conference he called, immediately after Hillary’s ad hit the airwaves. He denounced Hillary’s as “fear mongering” and “trying to scare up votes.” I think he even said it was something the REPUBLICANS would do. Anyway, it wasn’t pretty. Given his reaction to it – it’s obvious that Hillary’s ad worked..

  421. I liken Bambi to the housing crisis debacle.

    Talk was cheap
    Money was available
    Greed was rampant
    people wanted a piece of the pie, whether it was affordable for them or not
    loans were sold to unsuspecting minorities

    then the bubble burt
    peole were left holding the bag
    corporatins got rich
    unscruulous lenders made off in the night with peole’s hopes and dreams

  422. Ben,
    I didn’t see the press conference but i did see the ad and even without benefit of the media spin on it I knew right away it was pathetic and ineffective and so obviously a schoolboy attempt to get back at another kid, like saying “Your mama…..”

    It is so friggin JUVENILE!!!!!! That’s why he appeals to younger voters. his emotional IQ is closer to 15 even though his chronoloical age is 46.

  423. Hell, when you think about it, Obama has had a rough couple of days. NAFTA-GATE knocked him off message for a while. Both sides were trotting out people to deny. Then somebody would “reconfirm.” It ended up in a draw, with the two main guys both saying that they would “neither confirm or deny.”

    I think Hillary should send out a memo, and demand another round of denials from all parties. 🙂

  424. Ben, We can be sure the campaign is working on this behid the scenes. The weekend makes a dry spell, but it is still an issue. Even after Tuesday. It speaks to his double talk and lying. You can be sure they will being this up. We need to keep it focused too. I’ll check the ohio aers in a bit. Trying to multiple task here today. Laundry, a stack of artwork and a stack of mail to go through, as well as keep on the Campaign about PayPal option (we could raise SO MUCH MORE MONEY with this) and keep up the vote integrity in Texas and with Ohio screwy electronic machines.

  425. spacegirl stream or tv fox…and they had Jack N video on msnbc earlier..its cool video…nothing more sexier than saluting to a woman..haha..you got that right
    can you imgine saluting to a uhh uhhh ahh i agree to with sen clinton..lol

  426. I just made 10 calls for someone who donated yesterday. I called OH, and of the 10 calls, 0 for Hill, 0 for BO, 2 undecided (but 1 leaning HIll) and all the others voicemail.

    I will pledge to make 20 more calls after 3pm(perhaps more people will be home then).
    tiburones | 03.01.2008 – 1:23 pm

    8 were to men and 2 were to women. When I called in WI and other states, I had all women names, I’m glad to see that we are also targeting men.

  427. Well, it was a combination of things. I believe he was thinking that the Clinton campaign was dead. First he hears that Hillary pulled in 35 million in February. Then Hillary’s ad hit the airwaves – and hit him in a sensitive spot.

    It’s because other than his 2002 vote, he’s got no other experiences that would qualify him to be commander-in-chief.

  428. NAFTA Story, according to Fox, getting hits on internet.

    I think she should keep hammering National Security. He is a FAILURE in this area.

    He has only TWO YEARS WORKING in the senate for the people of Illinois…btw, do we know what legislation he has passed that directly helps his Illinois constituents?

    He has been running for President for almost as long as he was an active Senator.

  429. @BEN!!!

    “It’s because other than his 2002 vote, he’s got no other experiences that would qualify him to be commander-in-chief.”

    HE DIDNT VOTE ON THIS!

    :::bitchslap::::::

    and his SPEECH AGAINST THE WAR does not “wqualify him” to be ANYTHING but an anti-war protester

  430. Hillary has great credintials – that the media sometimes don’t talk about. First woman ever to set on the Armed Forces Committee, and she’s been deeply involved in Veterans issues. She really stands up for Veterans (like me). She’s got 27 generals and flag officers endorsing her.

    The military has always been ahead of the rest of society, as far as race in gender. I’ve worked for plenty of female officers. She’s got a great relationship with the military.

  431. Tib, yes re: men on call list. TThat was encouraged by the HC.com bloggers. They did a great job in that

  432. Exactly. In debates, he would always play his Vote card, and he would usually get away with it. But this ad hit him in a different way. The same old Vote and Judgment response just didn’t seem to work.

  433. bo is in RIsland till mon night …hes hiding out..scard0 of the news rezko is coming rezko is coming,

  434. Wait – the speech was in 2002 wasn’t it? It was before the vote. lol. Anyway, it was great speech, wasn’t it?

  435. yep ben your right he left texas i seen the blog over there ,and they are trying to make calls no one is home… there with hillary haha

  436. meiyingsu, He gave the speech at Axelrod’s urging becauuse he was planning to run for the senate and 9 out of twelve democrats in Illinois congressional delegation voted agains the war. There was no appeal in his speech to vote against the resolution. He does not even refer to the vote in his speech. Ofcourse he knew how the people were going to vote before he spoke.

    Spacegirlart, I did send the tip as for your advice.

  437. Wow, this reporter at the Hillary event said that it was elevated to rock star status! LOL. Hillary Clinton, Rock Star!

  438. Don’t know if these have been posted…some news perhaps..

    Richardson to announce endorsement before Texas primary (from CNN posted on DU). No report of for whom but we can guess..

    Obama is buying two minutes blocks of ad time to air in Texas and Ohio in every market on Monday. Ads will run during the news…content unknown..
    firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/02/28/714150.aspx

  439. “Richardson to announce endorsement before Texas primary

    this could be big either way and his timing is suspect

  440. SpacegirlArt, I guess he wants to generate news for BHO before Tes. But I don’t think he can influence Latino voters.

  441. I can only assume he will go with Barack, otherwise I believe he would have campaigned with her in Texas

  442. Republican woman caller from N Carolina just called CSpan and said she will vote for Hillary

  443. meiyingsu…why do you believe that a Richardson endorsement of Obama would not influence Latino Texans?

  444. OMG!!! MAd at the Clintons becaues of welfare reform “Sent those young mothers to work and left those babies at home” She should have done something about that

  445. 3.) Can drink him under the table

    She should use this to her advantage. Head out to the college campuses and play beer pong with the frat boys. That’ll get you the youth vote!

  446. this on a blog at hills site..

    Rally ..One Million for Hillary with Gloria Steinem
    When
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Where
    Momo’s
    618 W 6th Street
    Austin, TX 73301

    spacegirl did you listen to that older guy who called in cspan saying bo wasnt in congress to vote for the war..lol

  447. I can’t BELIEVE this SH!!!!!!!!TTTTTT!!!!
    MSNBC front page reports THIS and not a word about REZKO!!!!!

    Thoughts??????

    Deep Background blog: Sen. Hillary Clinton has declined to return $170,000 in contributions from people at a company accused of widespread sexual harassment whose CEO is a disbarred lawyer with a criminal record, federal records show.

    deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/02/29/718285.aspx

  448. Is Richardson endorsment rumor or fact??? I still think he will endorse HC (maybe that is wishful thinking!)

  449. clinton’s response to Obama’s response to her 3am ad. I love it, now she needs to keep hitting him on him being MIA.
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    Clinton responds to Obama’s response
    Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2008 10:44 AM by Domenico Montanaro
    Filed Under: 2008, Clinton, Obama, Ads

    From NBC/NJ’s Athena Jones
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Clinton responded to Obama’s response ad to Clinton’s 3 a.m. ad.

    http://www.firstread.msnbc.com

    “Now my opponent has just put up an ad touting his policy about Afghanistan,” Clinton said, “but I have just one question. He was given an important responsibility in the Senate to chair the committee that had responsibility for NATO, which is our ally in Afghanistan. But as you heard him in the last debate, he didn’t hold one substantive meeting to try to figure out what else we needed to be doing to win in Afghanistan, to get NATO more involved, because as he said, he was too busy running for president.”

    Obama’s ad reads in part: “It’s 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone ringing in the White House. Something’s happening in the world. When that call gets answered, shouldn’t the president be the one — the only one — who had judgment and courage to oppose the Iraq war from the start… Who understood the REAL threat to America was al Qaeda, in Afghanistan, not Iraq.”
    tiburones | 03.01.2008 – 2:26 pm | #

  450. They’re not going to report on Rezko until they absolutely have to. Say, March 5th …or later. Then it’ll be all Rezko trial all the time.

  451. Ben,

    I saw both ads. Hillary’s first and his a couple of hours later. Pathetic, no?

    Everyone,

    whadoya think about that MSNBC article???????

  452. I’m working on another project but am coming across some interesting stuff from the Wayback Machine.

    Here’s BO in May 2004 in a DNC radio address talking about the loss of jobs at Maytag and Hawk Motors.

    web.archive.org/web/20040627061946/abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040626_505.html

  453. Deep Background blog:

    #1 what cracks me up is ‘nbc news investigates’ pretty much equals ‘nbc news prints oppo research other campaigns handed us’ (they did this to dean in 2004)

    #2 contributions are from “people at the company.” this could be anyone. presumably there are a lot of people who work there.

  454. did the 3am ad from hillary actually run in a lot of places or was it just a smart way to punk obama and get the media to PAY ATTENTION to an issue that actually matters?

  455. Here’s an idea. In May 2004 BO had a “virtual” Ba-Rock the House party to raise funds. How about a national “virtual” house party for Hillary as a money bomb?

  456. anotherreader.

    NBC prints opposition research from other campaign. *LOL* That’s a good way of putting it.

    It just drives me NUTS that with all the Rezko/ME/Auchi stuff there hasn’t been ONE mention of it on Messnbc.

  457. I just saw Hill on her plane talking to reporters and she is hitting him hard on being MIA on his committee on CNN. They asked for her response ad to her ad and she said that he is stressing winning in Afghanistan and she said that everything he has said is prefaced on a speech he gave in 2002 and when he came to Washington, he voted exactly as she did.

    She said that if he really felt that way about Afgh, then he being the chair of the committee dealing with NATO and Europe which has implications then it’s curious that he has been MIA and hasn’t convened a substantive meeting because as he said, he was busy running for president. (paraphrase). She also mentioned that she is honoured to have the support of 25 officers/generals and that she just added another one today (former head of jt chiefts …Gen Sheldon?).

    I think that it iis a good strategy for her to keep hitting him on this. I had sworn of the media this week and last week but have been dipping my feet into the water today.

  458. I saw Pat Buchannan and a democratic strategist on MSNBC earlier (I forgot his name but he is always on, I think it was Peter Fenn). They both said that she should continue to go on no matter what. They said that the fact that she raised $35m is astounding.

  459. Not sure if anyone saw this as I just saw this today.
    **********************************
    From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro
    Actresses Melanie Griffith and Eva Longoria Parker endorsed Hillary Clinton, the campaign touted in an e-mail to the press. They will appear with the candidate during her televised town hall on a Texas sports channel, which will also be livestreamed on Clinton’s Web site. Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is married to San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker.

    Neither Griffith nor Longoria is a superdelegate — in case anyone was wondering…

    *** UPDATE *** On a more serious note, the campaign just announced El Paso Mayor John Cook has endorsed Clinton. (Cook is also not a superdelegate.)

    “I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton because only she has the experience we need to bring real change in this country,” Cook said in a statement released by the campaign. “Hillary Clinton has a long history in our state: Hillary knows Texas and understands the challenges border communities like ours face. I know she will make an outstanding President. Since Hillary, President Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton have each visited El Paso and have really taken the time to listen to us, I am thrilled to give Hillary a key to our city.”

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  460. Interesting post from campaign diaries.
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    3.01.2008
    Assessing Clinton’s chances, with delegate calculations and the latest polls

    Zogby is back to releasing tracking polls — something they had not done since the run-up to Super Tuesday. And they bring mixed news for Hillary Clinton who now leads in neither Ohio nor Texas:

    * In Ohio, Clinton and Obama are now tied at 45%. Among the GOP, despite an 8% in Huckabee’s favor, McCain is still ahead by… 33%!

    * In Texas, Clinton has cut Obama’s lead by 4% and now “only” trails by 2%, 45% to 43%. Zogby adds that Clinton led Obama by double-digits in the Friday numbers alone, and we will know in the coming days if that is an outlier or the beginning of a trend.

    * The BELO tracking poll out this morning confirms that there might be the slightest of trends in Clinton’ s favor who takes back the lead, albeit by a small 46% to 45%.

    * Finally, we got a rare poll from Rhode Island showing Clinton up 49% to 40%, thanks to a massive 32% lead among women — for a 50% gender gap!

  461. the Jack Nicholson ad is starting to get tons of play for Hillary! Hooray! (on Huff post and front page of Yahoo right now). Jack is one cool cat!

  462. I am stunned RI men are not voting Hill. I have to assume that if its 49-40 and she has a 50% lead among RI women. This is the bluest state in the country. What’s up with that?

  463. If Richardson and Edwards release their delegates, can those eople back who ever they want? I can’t remember the rules here. Also, anyone got a quick number of how many delegates that is?

    Watching Obama now and he has said NOTHING AT ALL

  464. LISTEN HERE: http://www.campaignnetwork.org/search.aspx?Sec=P&ID=3

    Sen. Clinton’s (D-NY) Chief Strategist & Communications director Conference Call (1 hr. 14 min.)
    Washington, DC: Mark Penn, Clinton Campaign Chief Strategist and Howard Wolfson, Clinton Campaign Communications Director held a conference call to talk about several issues in the Clinton campaign including a report that the Obama campaign has been in contact with Canadian Officials about NAFTA.
    Friday

    Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-